Welcome to my English Opening (ECO A10) game with BachInBlack page!

On this page I have posted one my chess games in which I played the White side of the English Opening .

The game includes analysis and diagrams. This was a game played against a computer at ICC.

[Event “ICC 15 5”]
[Site “Internet Chess Club”]
[Date “2006.07.20”]
[Round “-“]
[White “OnGoldenPawn”]
[Black “BachInBlack”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ICCResult “Black checkmated”]
[WhiteElo “1534”]
[BlackElo “1375”]
[Opening “English opening”]
[ECO “A10”]
[NIC “EO.64”]
[Time “16:36:10”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

1. c4 d5 2. cxd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd4 4. Nf3 Qd8 5. g3 Bf5 6. Bg2 Nc6 7. d3 e5 8.
O-O Nf6 9. Bg5 Bc5 10. a3 O-O 11. b4 Bb6 12. Nh4 Be6 13. Ne4 Bd4 14. Bxf6
gxf6 15. Nc5 Bxa1 16. Qxa1 Nd4 17. Qb2 Bg4 18. Nf3 Nxf3+ 19. exf3 Bc8 20.
Rd1 Qd5 21. f4 Qd6 22. fxe5 fxe5 23. d4 Rb8 24. Ne4 Qd5 25. Nf6+ Kg7 26.
Nxd5 Bg4 27. Re1 c6 28. Ne3 h5 29. Nxg4 hxg4 30. dxe5 Rbd8 31. e6+ Kg6 32.
e7 Rfe8 33. Be4+ f5 34. Bb1 Rd5 35. Ba2 Rd3 36. Qe2 Rxa3 37. Qe6+ Kg5 38.
Qg8+ Rxg8 39. Bxg8 a5 40. e8=Q axb4 41. Qe7+ Kg6 42. Qf7+ Kg5 43. Re5 Ra1+
44. Kg2 b3 45. Rxf5+ Kh6 46. Qh5+ Kg7 47. Qh7# {Black checkmated} 1-0

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Online Chess Game
ICC
Game Played 2 May 2006 to 24 July 2006
White: Mike Serovey (1534) Black: BachInBlack (1375)

1. c4 d5 2. cxd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3

English Opening after 3. Nc3.

English Opening after 3. Nc3.

Black plays a variation of the Center Counter Gambit that allows White to gain tempos by attacking the Black Queen.

Qd4 4. Nf3 Qd8 5. g3 Bf5 6. Bg2 Nc6 7. d3 e5 8. O-O Nf6

English Opening after 8... Nf6.

English Opening after 8… Nf6.

White now has a slight lead in development because Black’s queen was chased around.

9. Bg5 Bc5 10. a3 O-O 11. b4 Bb6

English Opening after 11... Bb6.

English Opening after 11… Bb6.

White’s pieces are more actively placed and White has more space on the Queenside. White here decided to attack the Black Bishop on f5 and then the Black Knight on f6.

12. Nh4 Be6 13. Ne4 Bd4 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. Nc5 Bxa1

English Opening after 15... Bxa1.

English Opening after 15… Bxa1.

Black had a rather convincing attack against the White Rook on a1, so White just sacrificed the exchange hoping to get a good Kingside attack against this computer program.

16. Qxa1 Nd4 17. Qb2 Bg4 18. Nf3 Nxf3+ 19. exf3 Bc8

English Opening after 19... Bc8.

English Opening after 19… Bc8.

Both sides have doubled pawns on the Kingside. White has the isolated d pawn and is applying pressure to the Black pawn at b7.

20. Rd1 Qd5 21. f4 Qd6 22. fxe5 fxe5

English Opening after 22... fxe5.

English Opening after 22… fxe5.

Both sides have undoubled their pawns on the Kingside. White has 3 pawn islands and Black has 4. Thus, Black has the weaker pawn structure. However, Black is still up the exchange. I cannot remember why White didn’t take the pawn on b7 here.

23. d4? Rb8 24. Ne4 Qd5?? 25. Nf6+!!

English Opening after 25. Nf6+!!

English Opening after 25. Nf6+!!

I have no clue why this computer program walked into this fork! The win was pretty easy from here.

Kg7 26. Nxd5 Bg4 27. Re1 c6 28. Ne3 h5 29. Nxg4 hxg4 30. dxe5 Rbd8?

English Opening after 30... Rbd8.

English Opening after 30… Rbd8.

White has a Queen, Bishop and pawn for a Rook. Both sides now have 2 pawn islands. White has a Kingside pawn majority and Black has a Queenside pawn majority. If you took the White Queen off the board Black would have a slight material and positional advantage. The White Queen is the deciding factor here.

31. e6+! Kg6 32. e7 Rfe8 33. Be4+ f5 34. Bb1 Rd5

English Opening after 34... Rd5.

English Opening after 34… Rd5.

The game is not over until your opponent resigns or gets mated! Won games still have to be won. White now has a passed pawn on his seventh rank and a Rook behind it. White here decided that queening that passed pawn was more important than defending his Queenside pawns.

35. Ba2 Rd3 36. Qe2 Rxa3 37. Qe6+ Kg5 38. Qg8+ Rxg8 39. Bxg8 a5

English Opening after 39... a5.

English Opening after 39… a5.

Because Black has a Queenside pawn majority here the extra Bishop is not enough to win. White must queen the pawn here.

40. e8=Q axb4 41. Qe7+ Kg6 42. Qf7+ Kg5 43. Re5 Ra1+ 44. Kg2 b3 45. Rxf5+ Kh6 46. Qh5+ Kg7 47. Qh7# 1-0

English Opening after 47. Qh7# (final position).

English Opening after 47. Qh7# (final position).

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