Welcome to my Sicilian Defense (ECO B22) game with kato page!

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

This is a miniature (quick win) because Black violated a few opening principles. This is the only time that I have played Kato so far. Although down material, Black could have played this one out more. I published this game as an example of how not to play against the Sicilian defense!

[Event “ICC 45 15”]
[Site “Internet Chess Club”]
[Date “2010.06.26”]
[Round “-“]
[White “kato”]
[Black “OnGoldenPawn”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ICCResult “Black resigns”]
[WhiteElo “1061”]
[BlackElo “1377”]
[Opening “Sicilian: closed, 2…Nc6”]
[ECO “B23”]
[NIC “SI.44”]
[Time “18:08:34”]
[TimeControl “2700+15”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 d6 4. Bc4 g6 5. Ng5 e6 6. b3 Qxg5 7. Qf3 Ne5 8.
Qh3 Nxc4 9. d3 Ne5 10. Bxg5 {Black resigns} 1-0

Online Game
ICC
Game Played: 26 June 2010
White:
kato (1061) Black: Mike Serovey (1377)

 

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 d6 4. Bc4 g6 5. Ng5?

Closed Sicilian Defense after 5.Ng5?

Closed Sicilian Defense after 5.Ng5?

Here is where White violated the first opening principle, never move a piece twice in the opening until you have completed your development. There are exceptions in which moving a piece twice is acceptable, but this is not one of them. White misses the threat to the Knight after Black’s next move and drops the Knight, his first outright blunder.

e6 6. b3 Qxg5 7. Qf3

Closed Sicilian Defense after 7.Qf3

Closed Sicilian Defense after 7.Qf3

Black’s Queen is out early because it captured a Knight. The Black Queen was threatening to capture on g2 but 7.O-O takes care of that and avoids playing the White Queen out too early.

Ne5 8. Qh3 Nxc4

Closed Sicilian Defense after 8... Nxc4.

Closed Sicilian Defense after 8… Nxc4.

Black has a better pawn structure after 9.bxc4 and is still up material. It is easy to win when your opponent hands you his pieces like this! Black is up material and now blunders away his Queen! This is one of the dangers of playing weak players. It is easy to get overly confident and blunder by not paying attention to your opponent’s few good moves!

9. d3 Ne5?? 10. Bxg5!! 1-0

Closed Sicilian Defense after 10.Bxg5 (Final position).

Closed Sicilian Defense after 10.Bxg5 (Final position).

Black has a Bishop and Knight for his Queen. Considering how weak White was Black probably should have played this one out some more. I have had other games in which I was up winning material and blundered on one move giving my opponent a stalemate! I still think that in the case of a stalemate the side that is up material should be declared the winner and not a draw.

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