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

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

Yacc is a computer program that is not that good. However, I have not seen it on ICC lately.

[Event “ICC 20 20”]
[Site “Internet Chess Club”]
[Date “2006.07.22”]
[Round “-“]
[White “yacc”]
[Black “OnGoldenPawn”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ICCResult “White checkmated”]
[WhiteElo “1503”]
[BlackElo “1542”]
[Opening “Sicilian: Alapin’s variation (2.c3)”]
[ECO “B22”]
[NIC “SI.46”]
[Time “18:38:11”]
[TimeControl “1200+20”]

1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. cxd4 d5 5. exd5 Qxd5 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. Be2 Rd8
8. Nc3 Qa5 9. Be3 Nf6 10. Qb3 b6 11. O-O-O e6 12. Qc4 Nb4 13. Qb5+ Qxb5 14.
Bxb5+ Nd7 15. Rhg1 Bd6 16. Kb1 O-O 17. Bg5 f6 18. h3 Bh5 19. Be3 a6 20. Ne4
Be7 21. Bc4 Bf7 22. Ka1 b5 23. Bb3 Nb6 24. Nc5 N6d5 25. g4 a5 26. h4 a4 27.
Bxd5 Nxd5 28. Rd3 Nxe3 29. Rxe3 e5 30. Rc1 exd4 31. Rxe7 d3 32. Nd2 Rd4 33.
Nce4 Bc4 34. f4 f5 35. gxf5 Rxf5 36. Rg1 g6 37. Ng5 Rfxf4 38. Nxh7 Rxh4 39.
Rxg6+ Kh8 40. Rgg7 Rh1+ 41. Rg1 Rxg1+ 42. Nb1 d2 43. Re8+ Kxh7 44. b3 axb3
45. axb3 Bxb3 46. Re5 d1=Q 47. Re7+ Rg7 48. Rxg7+ Kxg7 49. Kb2 Qc2+ 50. Ka1
Ra4+ 51. Na3 Rxa3# {White checkmated} 0-1

Online Game
ICC
Game Played 2 Apr 2005
White:
Yacc (1503) Black: Mike Serovey (1542)

 

1. e4 c5 2. c3

Sicilian Defense after 2. c3.

Sicilian Defense after 2. c3.

This is the beginning of Alapin’s variation. I don’t know what the best continuation is for Black at this point so I played what I normally play against odd ball variations of the Sicilian Defense. One possibility is to play 2… d5 because the White Knight can’t get to c3 to hit the Black Queen.

Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. cxd4 d5

Sicilian Defense after 4... d5.

Sicilian Defense after 4… d5.

White is occupying the Center with pawns so Black played d5 here to challenge the Center.

5. exd5 Qxd5 6. Nf3 Bg4

Sicilian Defense after 6... Bg4.

Sicilian Defense after 6… Bg4.

Black wants to pin the Knight on f3 to the White Queen and then win the isolated pawn on d4.

7. Be2 Rd8 8. Nc3 Qa5 9. Be3 Nf6 10. Qb3 b6 11. O-O-O

Sicilian Defense after 11. 0-0-0.

Sicilian Defense after 11. 0-0-0.

White has a big lead in development but has castled his King onto an open file and thus mad it more vulnerable to an attack. Black needs to catch up in development here and then get a Queenside attack going.

 e6 12. Qc4 Nb4 13. Qb5+ Qxb5 14. Bxb5+ Nd7

Sicilian Defense after 14... Nd7.

Sicilian Defense after 14… Nd7.

White looks better here but started to play some odd moves.

15. Rhg1 Bd6 16. Kb1 O-O 17. Bg5 f6 18. h3 Bh5

Sicilian Defense after 18... Bh5.

Sicilian Defense after 18… Bh5.

Black has equalized here. Black needs to either renew his pressure on the isolated d pawn or to get a Queenside attack going against White’s King.

19. Be3 a6 20. Ne4 Be7

Sicilian Defense after 20... Be7.

Sicilian Defense after 20… Be7.

Things are getting complicated here. Black is having to reconsolidate his pieces to deal with White’s threats.

21. Bc4 Bf7 22. Ka1 b5 23. Bb3 Nb6

Sicilian Defense after 23... Nb6.

Sicilian Defense after 23… Nb6.

Here Black is trying to put pressure on both the White pawn at d4 and the White King. I am surprised that White has yet to play a3 to kick the Black Knight at b4.

24. Nc5 N6d5 25. g4 a5

Siclian Defense after 25... a5.

Siclian Defense after 25… a5.

White finally starts his Kingside attack while Black continues his Queenside attack. Both strategies are typical of a Sicilian Defense.

26. h4 a4 27. Bxd5 Nxd5 28. Rd3 Nxe3 29. Rxe3

Sicilian Defense after 29. Rxe3.

Sicilian Defense after 29. Rxe3.

I think that capturing with the pawn is better here because in this position the White d pawn is still isolated and the White Rook is no longer protecting that pawn. Here Black decided to sacrifice a piece for a passed pawn in the Center.

e5 30. Rc1 exd4 31. Rxe7 d3 32. Nd2 Rd4

Sicilian Defense after 32... Rd4.

Sicilian Defense after 32… Rd4.

At this point in the game Black is down a Knight for a passed central pawn. White has blockaded that pawn with a Knight. How does Black manage to win this game?

33. Nce4 Bc4 34. f4 f5 35. gxf5 Rxf5

Sicilian Defense after 35... Rxf5.

Sicilian Defense after 35… Rxf5.

White continues his Kingside attack while Black’s attack has temporarily stalled.

36. Rg1 g6 37. Ng5 Rfxf4 38. Nxh7 Rxh4

Sicilian Defense after 38... Rxh4.

Sicilian Defense after 38… Rxh4.

Now Black has two passed pawn for his Knight! But, he doesn’t get to keep the second one for very long at all.

39. Rxg6+ Kh8 40. Rgg7 Rh1+!

Sicilian Defense after 40... Rh1+!

Sicilian Defense after 40… Rh1+!

Now this is an interesting position! This proves that a game isn’t over until it is actually over! White stated to give back some material here in order to avoid checkmate.

41. Rg1 Rxg1+ 42. Nb1 d2 43. Re8+ Kxh7

Sicilian Defense after 43... Kxh7.

Sicilian Defense after 43… Kxh7.

There is no way the White can hold this position down a Rook and a passed pawn on the seventh rank! White now tried to create and escape square for his King.

44. b3 axb3 45. axb3 Bxb3 46. Re5 d1=Q

Sicilian Defense after 46... d1=Q.

Sicilian Defense after 46… d1=Q.

Need I say any more?

47. Re7+ Rg7 48. Rxg7+ Kxg7 49. Kb2 Qc2+ 50. Ka1 Ra4+ 51. Na3 Rxa3# 0-1

Sicilian Defense after 51... Rxa3# (final position).

Sicilian Defense after 51… Rxa3# (final position).

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