Welcome to my Sicilian Defense (ECO B33) game with PapaThunder page!

On this page I have posted one my chess games in the Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (without …d6).

This game was one of my quick losses in 5 minute chess. I have never done well in blitz chess. As far as I am concerned, any time control that is faster than one minute a move is slop chess.

[Event “ICC 5 0”]
[Site “Internet Chess Club”]
[Date “2005.07.07”]
[Round “-“]
[White “PapaThunder”]
[Black “OnGoldenPawn”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ICCResult “Black checkmated”]
[WhiteElo “1457”]
[BlackElo “1057”]
[Opening “Sicilian: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (without …d6)”]
[ECO “B30”]
[NIC “SI.31”]
[Time “23:05:16”]
[TimeControl “300+0”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. d4 cxd4 6. Qxd4 d6 7. O-O Bd7
8. Nc3 Nf6 9. e5 c5 10. Qf4 dxe5 11. Nxe5 e6 12. Re1 Be7 13. g4 h6 14. Ne4
O-O 15. g5 hxg5 16. Nxg5 Nd5 17. Qh4 Bxg5 18. Bxg5 f6 19. Ng6 fxg5 20. Qh8+
Kf7 21. Qh5 Rh8 22. Nxh8+ Kf6 23. Qf7# {Black checkmated} 1-0

Online Game
ICC
Game Played 7 Jun 2005
White: PapaThunder (1457) Black: Mike Serovey (1057)

 

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 3. Bb5.

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 3. Bb5.

This is the start of the Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack. There are several good replies for Black but, I decided to force the issue and make the Bishop move or capture on c6. Eventually, I switched to playing 3. e6 followed by Nge7. I have had more success with the e6 idea.

a6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. d4 cxd4

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 5... cxd4.

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 5… cxd4.

White has the lead in development here and can castle any move now. Black has undoubled his pawns, though.

6. Qxd4 d6 7. O-O Bd7 8. Nc3 Nf6

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 8... Nf6.

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 8… Nf6.

Black is finally getting some Kingside development going!

9. e5 c5 10. Qf4 dxe5

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 10... dxe5.

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 10… dxe5.

Black is still lagging in development and now has 2 isolated pawns on the Queenside.

11. Nxe5 e6 12. Re1 Be7 13. g4 h6

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 13... h6.

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 13… h6.

As a rule, you should castle your King by move 10. Black doesn’t get to castle until move 14. White has a strong Kingside attack going here and Black has no counter play.

14. Ne4 O-O 15. g5 hxg5 16. Nxg5

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 16. Nxg5.

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 16. Nxg5.

Black is in trouble here. White is putting pressure on both f7 and h7 and Black is having trouble defending both squares. Black still has no counter play here.

Nd5 (Black wants to trade off some pieces here to lessen White’s attack.) 17. Qh4 Bxg5

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 17... Bxg5.

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 17… Bxg5.

Black took away the mate threat on h7 but still has other problems to deal with, such as the White Queen’s control of the h file.

18. Bxg5 f6 19. Ng6!

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 19. Ng6!

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 19. Ng6!

Now White is threatening to check on h8 and to capture the Rook on f8 winning the exchange. White is playing for the checkmate, not the win of material.

fxg5 20. Qh8+ Kf7

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 20... Kf7.

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 20… Kf7.

White can win the exchange by playing 21. Qxf8+ Qxf8 22. Nxf8 Kxf8 leaving White with a Rook versus Bishop & Knight. Instead, White goes for the mate.

21. Qh5 Rh8??

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 21... Rh8??

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 21… Rh8??

Black offers the exchange to get rid of the White Queen and Knight. However, Black overlooks the discovered check when White captures with the Knight on h8. Better was 21… Rg8 allowing 22. Ne5 double check.

22. Nxh8+ Kf6 23. Qf7# 1-0

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 23. Qf7# (Final position).

Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo Attack after 23. Qf7# (Final position).

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