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Note in the Bulletin, it has the incorrect Kd2 – in fact Ke2 was played on move 22.

[Event “Blitz:5′”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2008.07.31”]
[Round “4.23”]
[White “Gavriel, Tryfon”]
[Black “Pert, Richard G”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D11”]
[WhiteElo “2180”]
[BlackElo “2468”]
[PlyCount “60”]
[TimeControl “300”]

{Let me ask you a question: if the rule you followed brought you to this, of
what use was the rule?} 1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 c6 3. Bg2 d5 4. d4 dxc4 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6.
Qc2 Nb6 7. e4 g6 8. a4 a5 9. h3 Bg7 10. Nc3 O-O 11. Be3 Nbd7 12. Bf1 Nb8 13.
Bxc4 Na6 14. Ne5 Ne8 15. Rd1 Nb4 16. Qe2 Nd6 17. Bb3 b6 18. h4 Ba6 19. Qf3 c5
20. h5 c4 21. Ba2 Nc2+ (21… f6 22. Ng4 Qd7 23. Bb1 Nf7) 22. Ke2 (22. Kd2 Nxe3
23. Qxe3 f6 24. Nc6 Qc7 25. Nd5 Qd7 26. Ndxe7+ Kf7 27. hxg6+ hxg6 28. Rh7 Rh8
29. Rxh8 Rxh8 30. Qf3 Qe6 31. e5 c3+ 32. Ke1 Qxa2 33. exd6 Rh1+ 34. Qxh1 Qe6+
35. Ne5+ fxe5 36. Qf3+ (36. Qd5 exd4+ (36… c2 37. d7 cxd1=Q+ 38. Kxd1 Qxd5
39. Nxd5) 37. Qxe6+ Kxe6 38. bxc3) 36… Bf6 37. dxe5 Qxe5+ 38. Qe3 c2 39. Rc1
Qxd6 40. Rxc2 Qxe7 41. Qxe7+ Bxe7 42. Rc6 Bc5 43. f3 Bc4 44. Kd2 Bb3 45. f4
Bxa4 46. Rc7+ Ke6 47. Rg7 Kf6 48. Rg8 Bd7 49. Kd3 Bf5+ 50. Ke2 Bg4+ 51. Kd3 Bf3
52. Re8 Bc6 53. Re5 Bd7 54. Ke4 Bf5+ 55. Kf3 Bd6 56. Re2 a4 57. Rd2 Bc5 58. Rd8
a3 59. bxa3 Bxa3 60. g4 Be6 61. Rb8 Bc5 62. Kg3 Bd5 63. Re8 Bc6 64. Rc8 Bd7 65.
Rd8 Ke7 66. Ra8 Bd6 67. Rg8 Be8 68. Kf3 b5 69. f5 gxf5 70. gxf5 b4 71. Ke4 b3
72. Kd3 Be5 73. Rg4 Bd7 74. Ke4 b2 75. Rg1 Bh8 76. Rb1 Kd6 77. Rd1+ Kc5 78. Kf4
Bf6 79. Ke4 Kc4 80. Rf1 Ba4 81. Kf4 Kd3 82. Rf3+ Kc2 83. Rf2+ Kb3 84. Rxb2+
Kxb2 85. Ke4 Bd7 86. Kf4 Kc3 87. Ke4 Kc4 88. Kf4 Kd5 89. Ke3 Bxf5 90. Kf3 Be5
91. Ke3 Bg4 92. Kd2 Bf4+ 93. Kc3 Kc5 94. Kc2 Kc4 95. Kb2 Bf5 96. Ka3 Be5 97.
Ka2 Kc3 98. Ka3 Bd7 99. Ka2 Kc2 100. Ka3 Bd6+ 101. Ka2 Be6+) 22… Nxe3 23.
Qxe3 f6 24. Nc6 Qc7 25. Nd5 Qd7 26. Ndxe7+ Kf7 27. hxg6+ hxg6 28. Rh7 Rh8 (
28… Qg4+ 29. f3 Qxg3 30. Rg1) 29. Rdh1 (29. Rxh8 Rxh8 30. Qf3 Qe6) 29… Qg4+
(29… Rxh7 30. Rxh7 Qg4+ 31. f3 Qxg3 32. e5 fxe5 33. Nxe5+ Kxe7 34. Rxg7+) (
29… Rxh7 30. Rxh7 Qg4+ 31. f3 Qxg3 32. e5 fxe5 (32… Nf5 33. Nxf5 Qg2+ 34.
Kd1 gxf5 35. exf6 Re8 (35… Kxf6 36. Qe7+ Kg6 37. Qxg7#)) 33. Nxe5+ Kxe7 34.
Rxg7+ Kf6 35. Rxg6+) 30. f3 Qxg3 0-1 ►Subscribe for my regular chess videos: ►Support the channel by donating via PayPal:
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  1. Yep, I noticed it too. Looks like the best move there….

  2. thats annoying given all your chances! thanks for the vid.

    how was the social the other week? couldnt make it unfortunately.

  3. Thanks a lot. Only when concentrated well and think you can make a proper a move. On time pressure it can be problematic.

  4. Excellent video Crusher! I read once that the time for the biggest mistakes is often just after one avoids a pressing attack, or plays through a sequence of solid moves maintaining equality or gaining a slight advantage. Kind of like breathing a sigh of relief, and then all of a sudden totaly making a mistake throwing it away. I am focusing a lot on keeping that in mind lately. This video reminded me yet again of that. Keep up the great work!

  5. Great video wat openings would you recommend for someone who enjoys extremely wild and open game? many thanks

  6. Boy, I bet that you were madder than hell after you lost that.

    I surely would have been

    ESPECIALLY when it's against a higher rated opponent and you have a chance to move up.

  7. Well, I tried to learn a lesson from this game, which helped me win some games I think in Week 2 of the Championship. As long as you can try and learn something from your games, its all a positive experience in the long run.

  8. If you like a wild and open game, then you obviously need to open up lines – so maybe gambits would be suitable for you, or positions which are very sharp in nature – i.e. 1.e4 in general and finding sharp variations in each of black's defences.

  9. Yes complacency is a dangerous thing to have. But also I should have emphasised perhaps that it was approaching the 1st time control at move 40, and so that kind of panic set in as well. Also this game also illustrates not playing "simple chess" – i.e. rook on the 7th, and hoping the strategic benefits outweigh even losing some material.

  10. Quite. Even our wins are not often played that accurately – especially now with engines it is possible to dismantle even GM games to find plenty of mistakes. We are all tourists in the game.

  11. Yes, and it got me very excited to win a pawn, and be able to get a rook to the 7th. Except then I didn't support the rook, like a dummie! I was too worried about losing a pawn in the Qg4+ line.

  12. Well, I wouldn't aim to play "defensive" – I would instead aim to play for a dynamically imbalanced position, to give you at least the opportunity of counterplay. If you aim to play defensively you could end up losing a lot of games with black.

    Maybe try finding your favourite GM in the Fide top 10 list, and try and model their opening repertoire.

  13. The social was quite good – it livened up after about 1.00 especially. There was a super strong 4 way 5 minute tournament between Fatandmad, The Cypriot, and Paul Georghiou, which I am pleased to report I was leading when we ended play 🙂

  14. Hmmm.. I think the mazes of chess are sometimes too complex, and often it is better to steer for "simple chess", especially when the 1st time control approaches – i.e. moves with strategic benefits, which you can enjoy later, rather than always trying to calculate everything, and ensuring not losing material. If you lose material, but gain strategic benefits – in this game, the rook on the 7th, then often that is the best winning path.

  15. No, but I messed up on the 1st upload of one of them yesterday, and had to reupload.

  16. very good video! im a fan of your vids. ive got just one request. could you explain with a video the differences between positional and tactical games? keep on making vids.

  17. man.. a tactical game is a game full of tactics. Tactics are combinations of moves that enable you to gain material or mate ie: give you an advantage. For example at 3:10 when KC wins the pawn he is playing tactically. Tactics are usually short term combinations even though some can be quite deep.

  18. Positional play has a slower pace. Positional play is stategic. For example Karpov likes to squeaze and "sufficate" his adversaries by reducing their freedom of moves. You play positional with a long term idea. Eg: a queen side push. Good positional play will give good tactical opportunities. So you must learn to ally both.

  19. Sure…. But I'd be replaying that one in my head for awhile. congratulations on the later games.

    But you know the old adage…..
    The winner of the game is the player that makes the 2nd to the last mistake.

  20. thanks for explaining carabin33fr, but i would like kingscrusher to do it in a vid! no offense, its just I wanna see a game where both ways of playing are shown.

  21. Man, nearly brought a tear to the eye seeing how that went from triumphant to dire for you in a few short moves. Condolences.

  22. Qh6 would have been a wrap… that should have been the only variation lol

  23. You had an attack, but no forced win. Your knights were trapped. Of course you shouldn't have given up the h file.

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