Friday, August 03, 2007

Pearson-N. Garingo 08.02.07 0-1

I had a good, interesting game last night with Nathaniel Garingo (2004) and even though I lost it there were some encouraging signs. After all, since this guy started coming to the club a few weeks ago he's defeated G. Fischer (1924), reigning club champ Terry Alsasua (2100) and me--and I felt like I played well, fought hard, had more stamina, in general played at a higher level than I was doing a couple of months ago.

As White in a Saemisch King's Indian I was strategically outplayed in the opening; instead of 7. d5 I've since learned that it's probably better to strongpoint d4--I'll look it up further when I can dig out a book. I knew from some study a long time ago that taking the c5 pawn doesn't lead to any advantage for White and was sure he knew that well when he played 6. ...c5. So I think he got somewhat the better of it, then at move 19 with Bc2 I'm threatening to trap his knight so I thought he'd retreat his bishop to give it a flight square; instead he initiates a sequence that wins rook+ 2 pawns for 2 knights, and after that it's just tactical blows pretty much all the way to the end. After the game he said 23. Ne4 was a strong move.

It looks to me like 35. Qb1 is the losing move, with Bc2 giving good chances to hold. There are a lot of moves in this game that I will be studying. It was an interesting battle.

Latest News: I gained 5 rating points in the last tournament so I'm no longer "floored" at 1600. Headed in the right direction...

White: Pearson, Robert (1600)
Black: Garingo, Nathaniel (2004)
Reno CC Swiss, 08.02.07
King's Indian Defense, Saemisch Variation

(paste just the moves below into the pgn viewer)

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 0-0 6. Be3 c5 7. d5 e6 8. Bd3 exd5 9. cxd5 a6 10. a4 Nbd7 11. Nh3 Ne5 12. Nf2 Bd7 13. Qd2 b5 14. axb5 axb5 15. 0-0 Qb6 16. h3 Rfe8 17. b3 Rxa1 18. Rxa1 Qb7 19. Bc2 b4 20. Ne2 Nxd5 21. exd5 Nxf3+ 22. gxf3 Bxa1 23. Ne4 Qb6 24. Bf4 Bb5 25. Ng3 f5 26. Ng5 c4+ 27. Kg2 Bc3 28. Qf2 Bd4 29. Qd2 c3 30. Qc1 Bf2 31. Ne6 Ra8 32. Nxf5 gxf5 33. Bxf5 Ra2 34. Bxh7+ Kh8 35. Qb1 Qa7 36. Qg6 Bh4+ 37. Kh1 Rc1+ 0-1


transformation said...

nice game!

did you see the Chigorin-Tarrasch game yet?

warmly, dk

wang said...

I think you played well. Especially considering that he was 400 points rated higher than you. Unfortunately the King's Indian gives me the heebie-jeebies. I won't play it as black and I open 1.e4 so I never face it as white. I don't have too much insight for you other than... Make sure you analyze this one!

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