Welcome to my Sicilian Defense (ECO B33) game with Antonio Mendonca Silveira page!

On this page I have posted one my chess games in the Sicilian Defense.

I played the Black side of the Sicilian Defense. This game is one of my correspondence games played at ICC. The ratings listed below are after the game was completed. This is one of 2 games that I won against Antonio in this section.

[Event “ICC correspondence 2008Quad.08.03”]
[Site “Internet Chess Club”]
[Date “2008.08.10”]
[Round “-“]
[White “AntonioMendonca”]
[Black “OnGoldenPawn”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ICCResult “White resigns”]
[Opening “Sicilian defense”]
[ECO “B33”]
[NIC “SI.34”]
[Time “19:53:04”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. e5 Nd5
8. Ne4 Qc7 9. f4 Qb6 10. c4 Ne3 11. Qd3 Bb4+ 12. Bd2 Rb8 13. b3 O-O 14. Bxb4
Qxb4+ 15. Kf2 Ng4+ 16. Ke2 f5 17. Nd6 Qc5 18. Qf3 Nxe5 19. Qe3 Qxd6 20. Qxe5
Qxe5+ 21. fxe5 c5 22. Ke3 f4+ 23. Kf2 Bb7 24. Rg1 Rbd8 25. Rd1 Rf5 26. Rd6
Rxe5 27. Be2 Kf7 28. Rgd1 Ke7 29. Bg4 h6 30. h4 g6 31. R1d2 g5 32. h5 Bc8
33. Rd1 Re8 34. R1d2 Re3 {White resigns} 0-1

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Online Correspondence Chess Game
ICC
Game Played: 10 August 2008 to 6 December 2008
White:
Antonio Mendonca Silveira (1675) Black: Mike Serovey
(1698)

 

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nxc6

Sicilian defense after 6. Nxc6.

Sicilian defense after 6. Nxc6.

When I play the 4 Knights Sicilian I seldom have anyone capture on c6 here. The recapture with the b pawn helps to strengthen Black’s Center.

bxc6 7. e5 Nd5 8. Ne4 Qc7 9. f4 Qb6

Sicilian defense after 9... Qb6.

Sicilian defense after 9… Qb6.

I don’t like the fact that Black moved his Queen 2 moves in a row but it seemed justified here. White can’t castle kingside because he would land in check. Also, the Bishop at c1 can’t move just yet because that would leave the pawn at b2 unprotected.

10. c4 Ne3 11. Qd3 Bb4+

Sicilian defense after 11... Bb4+

Sicilian defense after 11… Bb4+

Black is aggressively developing pieces while White is creating holes around his King. I thought about capturing the Bishop at f1 but decided that I had better uses for that Knight.

12. Bd2 Rb8 13. b3 O-O 14. Bxb4 Qxb4+ 15. Kf2 Ng4+

Sicilian defense after 15... Ng4+

Sicilian defense after 15… Ng4+

The White King has just moved and thus can no longer castle to either side. The Bishop at f1 has nowhere to go so I  may as well keep my active Knight.

16. Ke2 f5 17. Nd6 Qc5 18. Qf3 Nxe5!

Sicilian defense after 18... Nxe5!

Sicilian defense after 18… Nxe5!

Black wins 2 pawns after 19. fxe5 Qxe5+ 20. K-any Qxd6.

19. Qe3 Qxd6 20. Qxe5 Qxe5+ 21. fxe5 c5

Sicilian defense after 21... c5.

Sicilian defense after 21… c5.

Black is now up a backward d pawn. Black’s rooks are more actively placed than White’s.

22. Ke3 f4+ 23. Kf2 Bb7 24. Rg1 Rbd8 25. Rd1 Rf5 26. Rd6 Rxe5

Sicilian defense after 26... Rxe5.

Sicilian defense after 26… Rxe5.

Black is now up 2 pawns and has more actively placed pieces. Black also has a passed pawn on the e file.

27. Be2 Kf7 28. Rgd1 Ke7 29. Bg4 h6 30. h4 g6

Sicilian defense after 30... g6.

Sicilian defense after 30… g6.

Black is up material but is having a hard time trying to figure out how to win this endgame. Opening up the h file will allow White’s rooks to penetrate there. Black then decided that having a Rook on g5 would create some interesting problems for White.

31. R1d2 g5 32. h5 Bc8 33. Rd1 Re8 34. R1d2 Re3 0-1

Sicilian defense after 34... Re3 (Final position).

Sicilian defense after 34… Re3 (Final position).

I’m not sure why White resigned here and not earlier. I was planning to move the Rook to c3 and then c2 in order to force the exchange of rooks and then be able to advance my d pawn.

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