Karl Escherbach - Elizabeth Vicary
marshall g/60, rd 2
1. e4 c6
2. Nc3 d5
3. d4 dxe4
4. Nxe4 Bf5
5. Ng3 Bg6
6. N1e2 Nd7
7...e5! I liked this move.
8. Nxg6 hxg6
with 9...Nb6! 10. Bb3 Qxd4. of course I don't even look at it and instead play
9... exd4 This is stupid and just develops white's queen for him. I'm happy if white takes on e5-- it centralizes my knight, so I should just develop something. or play Nb6.
10. Qxd4 Rh4
11. Qe3+ Be7
12. Bb3 Ngf6
Black should not play 13...Rxh2. What happened was this: I thought about it for a while, and I became scared of the line 13...Rxh2 14. Re1 (threatening 15. Qxe7 Qxe7 16. Rxe7 Kxe7 17. Kxh2) 14...Rh4/8, and then Bd2, Rad1, Bc3 maybe, and it's not so easy for black to find a safe place for the king, even defending e7 can get tricky, and so I thought maybe I can't spend the tempi to take this pawn, then my mind wandered for a bit, just kind of idly touching on a few alternatives, but not finding anything concrete, and then felt annoyed with myself and told myself to stop wasting time and make a decision. I decided to just play Rxh2, then Rh4, then Kf8: how bad can it be?
14. Re1?? (amazingly, he also overlooked 14. Bxf7+! Kxf7 15.Qb3+ Nd5 16. Kxh2)
15. Bd2 Kf8
16. Rad1 Bc5
17. Qf3 Qc7
I completely miss how strong his next move is.
19. Ne4! Ne5
And also his next move. I wasn't so much analyzing here, as looking at candidate moves and randomly picking one.
20. Qh3 20...Bxf2+ I realized I was lost here, so I was trying to play the most complicated moves.
21. Kxf2 Nxe4+
22. Rxe4 Rxg5
23. Qh8+ Ke7
24. Qxa8 Qb6+
White has six ways to get out of check. three of them lose. pretty much 50-50 who wins I guess.
25. Kf1 Rf5+
hahahahaa. poor dude. guess what he said to me afterwards?
"I just thought you were going to resign."