Mastering the Royal Game: Archive

Chess.com Blitz Battles 2019

https://lichess.org/ooIJ3Lxu#24

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[Site “Chess.com iPhone”]
[Date “02/08/2019 12:25PM”]
[White “hoomdo (1200)”]
[Black “11brose (1253)”]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.d3 (5.O-O Bg4 6.h3 h5 7.d3
(7.hxg4 hxg4 8.Nd4?) Bxf3 8.Qxf3 Qf6 9.Qe3) Bc5 6.Bg5 f6 7.Bd2 Bg4 8.h3 Bxf3
9.Qxf3 Qd4? (9…Ne7 10.Nc3 O-O 11.Qg3 Qd6) 10.Bc3 Qd7 11.Nd2 b5? (11…Nh6 12.Nb3)
12.Nb3 Bb6 13.Ba5? (13.d4 exd4 14.O-O-O Ne7 15.Nxd4 O-O) Ne7 14.Bxb6 cxb6
15.O-O-O a5? (15…c5) 16.Nd2? (16.d4 O-O 17.dxe5 Qe6 18.Qg4 Qxg4 19.hxg4 fxe5) Qe6
17.Kb1 O-O 18.Qg3? (18.Qg4) a4 19.Nf3 b4 20.Nh4?! (20.Qg4 Qf7 21.d4 b3 22.cxb3 axb3
23.a3 exd4 24.Rxd4 f5 25.Qf4 Qg6) g6? (20…b3 21.cxb3 axb3 22.a3) 21.Rhf1 b3
22.cxb3 axb3 23.a3 Ra4 24.Rc1 Rc8?! (24…Qd6!! 25.Qf3 Rfa8 26.Qe2 b5 27.d4 Rxd4
28.Rfd1 Raa4 29.Rxd4 Qxd4 30.Re1 b4) (24…Rd8) 25.Rc3 c5 26.Rfc1 Rd4
27.Rxb3?? (27.Qg4 Qf7 28.Nf3 Rdd8 29.Nd2 Nc6) Qxb3 28.Rc3 Qb5
29.Nf3?? (29.Qg4?) Rxd3 30.Rxd3 Qxd3+ 31.Ka2 Qc2 32.Qg4 c4?? (32…Qc4+)
33.Ne1? (33.Qe6+ Kf8 34.Qxf6+ Ke8 35.Qh8+ Kd7 36.Nxe5+ Ke6 37.Qxh7 Qxf2
38.Nxg6 Qf7 39.Qxf7+ Kxf7 Ne5+ Ke6 Nf3 Nc6 42.Ng5+ Ke5 43.Nf7+ Kd4) Qb3+
34.Kb1 c3 35.Nd3 c2+ 36.Kc1 Qxd3 * {11brose wins by Resignation}
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Fall 2018 Chess.com Club Play

https://lichess.org/Uq9GtUPg#11

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[Site “Chess.com 3-Day Correspondence”]
[Date “09/29/2018 10:16AM”]
[White “11brose (1602)”]
[Black “Audiuspetriks (1352)”]
[Annotator “Scotch Game: 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nxc6”]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nxc6 dxc6 {Exchanging Queens follows principle by stopping black from castling.} 6.Qh5 {The Queen can also take a
strong attacking outpost on the h-file in this situation.}
(6. Qxd8 Kxd8)
Nf6 ?? (Qd4 7.Qe2) {Black failed to recognize a counter-attack and hung
its bishop because it was uncomfortable with White’s Queen on h5}
(Bb4+ 7.c3 Nf6 8.Qg5 Bd6 9.e5 Qe7 10.Bf4 h6 11.Qxg7 Rg8 12.Qxf6 Qxf6 13.exf6 Bxf4 14.Nd2 Bf5 15.g3 Bxd2+) {Maybe after Bb4+..Computer says the following are essentially drawn 1/2-1/2}
7.Qxc5 Qd6 8.Qxd6 cxd6 {Capitalize on early mistakes and clean up the board.} 9.Nc3 O-O 10.Bg5 Re8 11.Bxf6 gxf6 12.O-O-O d5
13.exd5 cxd5 14.Nxd5 1-0 {11brose won by resignation}
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https://lichess.org/n9wU0H79#49

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[Site “Chess.com 3-Day Correspondence”]
[Date “09/29/2018 10:17AM”]
[White “Audiuspetriks (1326)”]
[Black “11brose (1608)”]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O d6 6.d3 b5 7.Bb3 Na5 8.c3 c6 9.Bc2 Qc7 10.Re1 c5 11.Nbd2 Be7 12.Nb3 Nb7 13.Nbd2 Bd7 14.c4 a5 15.a3 b4 16.axb4 cxb4 17.Bb3 Nc5 18.Nf1 a4 19.Bc2 b3 20.Bb1 Bg4 21.Ng3 Ne6 22.Nf5 Bd8 23.Bd2 g6 24.Nh6 Bh5 25.Qc1 Bxf3 26.gxf3 Nd4 27.Kg2 Qd7 28.Qc3 Ba5 29.Qc1 Bxd2 30.Qxd2 Nh5 31.Ng4 f5 32.Ne3 Nf4+ 33.Kg3 fxe4 34.Ng4 Nf5# 0-1 {11brose won by checkmate}
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https://lichess.org/MBdY5Yuv#14

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[Site “Chess.com 3-Day Correspondence”]
[Date “09/29/2018 10:19AM”]
[White “Mclaren1917 (1471)”]
[Black “11brose (1620)”]
1.d4 d5 2.e3 c5 3.Bb5+ Nc6 4.Bxc6+ bxc6 5.dxc5 e5 6.c3 Nf6 7.h3 Ne4 8.Nd2 Nxc5 9.Nb3 Ne4 10.Nd2 Qh4 11.Nxe4 Qxe4 12.Qf3 Qc2 13.Qd1 Qe4 14.Qf3 Qg6 15.a3 Bd6 16.Bd2 e4 17.Qd1 Qxg2 18.Qa4 Bd7 19.Ke2 Qxh1 20.Qd1 c5 21.a4 Qg2 22.Qf1 Qxf1+ 23.Kxf1 Rb8 24.Bc1 O-O 25.Ra2 Rfe8 26.Bd2 Re5 27.f4 Rh5 28.Kg2 c4 29.b4 cxb3 30.Rb2 Bxa4 31.Ne2 Bd7 32.Ng1 a5 33.Bc1 a4 34.Rb1 a3 35.Bd2 b2 36.Bc1 bxc1Q 37.Rxc1 Rb2+ 38.Kg3 Be7 39.Rf1 Bh4# 0-1 {11brose won by checkmate}
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https://lichess.org/wl7RAYEP#17

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[Site “Chess.com 3-Day Correspondence”]
[Date “09/29/2018 10:22AM”]
[White “11brose (1596)”]
[Black “Mclaren1917 (1481)”]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.g3 a6 4.Bg2 Bg4 5.O-O Bxf3 6.Qxf3 Qf6 7.Qb3 b6 8.Nc3 Qe6 9.Nd5 Kd8 10.Qc3 Qd7 11.Bh3 Qc6 12.Qf3 f6 13.Qf5 Ne7 14.Nxe7 Kxe7 15.Qe6+ Kd8 16.Qc8+ Ke7 17.Qe6+ Kd8 18.c3 Qd7 19.Qd5 c6 20.Qe6 Qxe6 21.Bxe6 c5 22.d3 g5 23.Be3 Nc6 24.f4 h6 25.fxg5 fxg5 26.Rf7 Ra7 27.Rxa7 Nxa7 28.Rf1 Be7 29.b4 Rf8 30.Bf2 Rf6 31.Bd5 Nb5 32.Rc1 Nc7 33.Bb7 Rf3 34.bxc5 bxc5 35.d4 Nb5 36.Bxa6 Nxc3 37.Kg2 g4 38.h3 h5 39.hxg4 hxg4 40.Bc4 cxd4 41.Be6 Bg5 42.Bxg4 Rxf2+ 43.Kxf2 Bxc1 44.Be6 Nxe4+ 45.Kf3 Ng5+ 46.Ke2 Nxe6 47.Kd3 Kc7 48.Kc2 Ba3 49.Kd3 Kc6 50.Kc4 Ng5 51.Kd3 Kc5 52.g4 Kd5 53.Ke2 Ke4 54.Kf2 d3 55.Ke1 Ke3 56.Kd1 Bc5 57.a4 e4 58.a5 Kf3 59.Ke1 e3 60.a6 d2+ 61.Kd1 Kf2 62.Kc2 Ke1 63.Kb3 d1Q+ 64.Kc4 Qd4+ 65.Kb5 e2 66.Kc6 Qxg4 67.Kb7 Kf1 68.Kc6 e1Q 69.Kd5 Qee4# 0-1 {Mclaren1917 won by checkmate}
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https://lichess.org/Fi5bO5DM#30

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[Site “Chess.com 3-Day Correspondence”]
[Date “10/05/2018 07:44AM”]
[White “11brose (1622)”]
[Black “stole-kosuta (1774)”]
1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.f4 d6 5.Nge2 Bg4 6.h3 Bxe2 7.Bxe2 Qb6 8.e5 dxe5 9.fxe5 Nd7 10.Bc4 O-O-O 11.Bxf7 Nxe5 12.Be6+ Nd7 13.Be3 Qxb2 14.Na4 Qa3 15.c3 b5 16.Bf4 bxa4 17.Rb1 Qxc3+ 18.Qd2 Qxd2+ 19.Kxd2 Bh6 20.Rb8# 1-0 {11brose won by checkmate}
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2018 Austin Chess Club Summer Open

Game 1

https://lichess.org/2TwBvLTe#23

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[Event “Austin Chess Club Summer Open”]
[Site “Reserve”]
[Date “2018.07.06”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Ambrose, Chad”]
[Black “Kouchak, Darshan”]
[Result “0-1”]
[BlackELO “1592”]
[Board “32”]
[Opening “Four Knights: Scotch, Main Line (Schmidt Black)”]
[ECO “C47”]
[Annotator “Opening Four Knights: Scotch, Main Line (Schmidt Black)][1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6”]
[PlyCount “36”]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Bd3 O-O 8.O-O d5 9.e5 (9.exd5 ) 9…Nd7 10.a3 Bxc3 11.bxc3 Nxe5 12.Bxh7+ Kxh7 13.Qh5+ Kg8 14.Qxe5 Qd6 15.Qe2 (15.Re1 ) (15.Qxd6 cxd6 ) 15…c5 16.Rb1 ?? (16.Qf3 ) (16.c4 ) 16…Ba6 17.Qg4 (17.Qe1 ) 17…Bxf1 18.Bh6 (18.Bf4 ) 18…Qxh6 *
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Game 2

https://lichess.org/5sxnTKpb#31

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[Event “Austin Chess Club Summer Open”]
[Site “Reserve”]
[Date “2018.07.07”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Marler, Forrest”]
[Black “Ambrose, Chad”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteELO “1444”]
[Board “20”]
[Opening “Scotch: 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nxc6”]
[ECO “C45”]
[Annotator “Opening Scotch: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. Bc4 (Nd2) (e5)”]
[PlyCount “75”]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.Bc4 Ne7 7.O-O O-O 8.Qf3 Ng6
9.Bf4 d6 10.Nc3 Be6 11.Be2 f5 !? 12.Qg3 fxe4 13.Bg5 Qe8 14.Nxe4 Bd5 15.Nc3 Rb8 16.Bh5
Bc4 !? 17.Be2 Bxe2 18.Rae1 Bxf1 19.Rxe8 Bxf2+ ?? (19…Rbxe8 20.Kxf1 Bxf2 21.Qxf2
Rxf2+ 22.Kxf2 ) (19…Rxb2 20.Rxf8+ Nxf8 21.Kxf1 Rxc2 ) 20.Qxf2 Rbxe8 21.Qd2 Bc4
22.h3 Re5 23.Be3 c5 24.a3 Nh4 25.Bf2 Rf6 ?? (25…Nf5 ) 26.Bxh4 Rg6 27.Qf4 Be6
28.Kh2 c6 29.Be7 Rf5 30.Qxd6 Bd5 31.Qd8+ Kf7 32.Nxd5 Rxd5 33.Qc7 Re5 34.Bxc5+ Kf6
35.Qxc6+ Re6 36.Qc7 Rg5 37.Qf4+ Rf5 38.Bd4+ *

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Game 3

https://lichess.org/KmNh9H9H#40

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[Event “Austin Chess Club Summer Open”]
[Site “Reserve”]
[Date “2018.07.07”]
[Round “3”]
[White “Ambrose, Chad”]
[Black “Ohanion, Ryland”]
[Result “1/2”]
[BlackELO “1422”]
[Board “42”]
[Opening “Sicilian: Lowenthal”]
[ECO “B32”]
[Annotator “Opening Sicilian: Lowenthal – 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5”]
[PlyCount “146”]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bb5 Bd7 7.c3 Nf6 8.Bd3 Be7 9.O-O
Bg4 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Re1 Qc7 12.h3 Bh5 13.Nf1 Rad8 14.a4 a5 15.Bg5 d5 16.Bxf6 Bxf6
17.exd5 Ne7 18.c4 e4 19.Rxe4 Bxb2 20.Ra2 Bf6 21.Rae2 (21.Ng3 ) (21.Re3 ) 21…Bxf3
22.gxf3 Ng6 23.Ng3 Nf4 24.Rxf4 Qxf4 25.Re4 Qd6 26.Rg4 Rfe8 27.Nf5 (27.Ne4 ) 27…Qe5
28.Be4 Qc3 29.d6 (29.Ne3 ) 29…Kf8 30.Kh2 Be5+ 31.f4 Bxd6 (31…h5 ) 32.Nxd6
Qb4 33.Qd4 (33.Qa1 ) 33…Qxd6 (33…f6 ) 34.Qxg7+ Ke7 35.Qxh7 Qd4 36.Qh4+ Qf6
37.Qxf6+ (37.Rg5 ) 37…Kxf6 38.Bxb7 Rd4 39.Bd5 Re2 40.Kg3 Rdd2 41.Rg8 Ra2 42.Bc6
(42.Ra8 ) 42…Rxf2 43.Ra8 Rfc2 44.Rxa5 Rxc4 45.Ra6 Ra3+ 46.Bf3+ Kg7 47.Ra5 Raxa4
48.Rxa4 Rxa4 49.Kg4 Kg6 50.Bc6 f5+ 51.Kg3 Ra3+ 52.Bf3 Kf6 53.Kf2 Ra2+ 54.Kg3 Ra7
55.Kh4 Rg7 56.Bh5 Ke6 (56…Rh7 ) 57.Bf3 Kd6 58.Be2 Kd5 59.Bd3 Kd4 60.Bxf5 Ke3
61.Bg4 Kxf4 62.Bh5 Ke3 63.Bg4 Kf2 64.Bh5 Kg2 65.Bg4 Kh2 66.Bh5 Rh7 67.Kg4 Kg2 68.Kh4
Ra7 69.Bg4 Ra4 70.Kg5 Kg3 71.Bd7 Ra5+ 72.Bf5 Rxf5+ 73.Kxf5 Kxh3 *

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Game 4

https://lichess.org/SgkJYiKY#31

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[Event “Austin Chess Club Summer Open”]
[Site “Reserve”]
[Date “2018.07.08”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Aggarwal, Raghav”]
[Black “Ambrose, Chad”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteELO “1426”]
[Board “42”]
[Opening “Spanish: Steinitz Deferred”]
[ECO “C79”]
[Annotator “Opening Spanish: Steinitz Deferred – 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O d6”]
[PlyCount “63”]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O d6 6.d4 Bd7 7.Re1 exd4 8.Nxd4 Ne5 9.Bxd7+
Qxd7 10.h3 Be7 11.Nc3 O-O 12.Nf3 Nxf3+ 13.Qxf3 Qe6 14.Bf4 Nd7 15.Qg3 Qg6 16.Nd5
Qxg3 ?? (16…Bd8 ) 17.Nxe7+ (17.Bxg3 Bf6 18.Nxc7 Bxb2 (18…Rac8 19.Nd5 Rxc2
20.Bxd6 Rfc8 (20…Bxb2 ) ) 19.Rab1 Rac8 20.Rxb2 Rxc7 21.Bxd6 Rc4 22.Bxf8 Nxf8
) 17…Kh8 18.Bxg3 Nc5 19.Nd5 c6 20.Bxd6 Rfd8 21.Bxc5 cxd5 22.exd5 Rac8 23.Bb6 Rd6
24.Bd4 f6 25.Bc3 Rxd5 26.Rad1 Rg5 27.Rd7 Rb5 28.Ree7 Rg8 29.Bxf6 Rh5 30.Bxg7+ Rxg7
31.Rxg7 b5 32.Rge7 *

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Game 5

https://lichess.org/FolYN5or#40

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[Event “Austin Chess Club Summer Open”]
[Site “Reserve”]
[Date “2018.07.08”]
[Round “5”]
[White “Ambrose, Chad”]
[Black “Raganath, Vishnu”]
[Result “1-0”]
[BlackELO “1432”]
[Board “40”]
[Opening “Pirc: 3.Bd3 g6”]
[ECO “B07”]
[Annotator “Opening Pirc: 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Bd3 g6”]

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bd3 g6 4.h3 Bg7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.O-O e5 7.c3 (7.dxe5 ) 7…Nc6 8.Bg5
h6 9.Be3 Nh7 (9…exd4 ) 10.Qe2 (10.Qc1 ) 10…f5 11.Bc4+ Kh8 12.exf5 gxf5 13.d5
(13.dxe5 ) 13…Ne7 14.Bb3 f4 15.Bd2 Rg8 16.Bc2 Bf6 17.Kh2 Qf8 (17…Qe8 ) 18.c4
Qg7 19.Rg1 e4 20.Bxe4 Bxb2 21.Bxh7 Kxh7 22.Bc3 Bxc3 23.Nxc3 Bd7 24.Nb5 ! c6 (24…Bxb5
25.cxb5 ) 25.Nc7 ? (25.Nxd6 ) 25…Rac8 26.Ne6 Qf6 27.Qe4+ Ng6 28.g4 (28.Rae1
) (28.a4 ) 28…Rce8 (28…fxg3+ 29.fxg3 ) 29.g5 hxg5 30.Rxg5 (30.Nfxg5+ ) (30.Rae1
) 30…Bxe6 31.dxe6 Qxa1 32.Rh5+ (32.Nd4 ) (32.Qf5 ) 32…Kg7 33.Rg5 Qf6 34.Rg4
Rxe6 35.Qb1 Kh6 36.Qxb7 Rg7 37.Qc8 d5 38.Nd4 Qxd4 39.Qxe6 Qxf2+ 40.Rg2 Qe3 41.Qxc6
dxc4 42.Qxc4 Qg3+ 43.Rxg3 fxg3+ 44.Kg2 (44.Kxg3 Ne5+ ) 44…Ne5 45.Qh4+ Kg6 46.Qf4
Nf7 47.Kxg3 Kh5+ 48.Kh2 Kg6 49.a4 Rh7 50.Qe4+ Kg7 51.Qb7 Kg6 52.Qa6+ Kf5 53.Qxa7
Ng5 54.Qf2+ Kg6 55.Qg3 Rxh3+ 56.Qxh3 Nxh3 57.Kxh3 Kf6 58.a5 Kg6 59.a6 Kf5 60.a7
Kg6 61.a8=Q Kf5 62.Qe8 Kg5 1-0

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