Thursday, November 26, 2009

Berg - West @ "Contre Gambit Philidor"

At Contre Gambit Philidor, Frederic Fournier provides a link to my game as Black against George Berg.

The name of the tournament "What a Turkey Open" may have affected us because we both played endgame moves that were turkeys!

The above diagram shows the position after 29.Nb3. I should have maintained equality by 29...Ke5, prepared to answer 30.Na5 by 30...Nd8. My 29...b6 led to a favorable endgame for White after 30.Nd4+ Nxd4 31.cxd4, which became losing for Black when I played 31...h4.

Eventually we arrived at this position, following 39...Kxc5.

White played 40.Ke3, throwing away the win by 40.g5 Kd6 41.Kf5.