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Date: 31 Dec 2008 23:55:20
From: samsloan
Subject: Sam's Great Comeback
There is a cute mate at the end. Maybe this will make it into Polgar's
Blog someday.


[Event "Your Last Blunder in 2008"]
[Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
[Date "2008.12.31"]
[Round "04"]
[White "Sloan,Sam"]
[Black "Yung,Alex Y."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1900"]
[BlackElo "1680"]

1.g4 d5 2.Bg2 Bxg4 3.c4 c6 4.cxd5 cxd5 5.Qb3 Qc7 6.Nc3 e6
7.Qa4+ Nc6 8.Qxg4 Nb4 9.Rb1 Nf6 10.Qg3 Bd6 11.Qxg7 Ke7
12.Bf3 Rac8 13.a3 Na6 14.e3 Rhg8 15.Qh6 Rg6 16.Qh4 Rcg8
17.Nge2 Nc5 18.d4 Nb3 19.Bd2 Qc4 20.Ng3 Qd3 21.Rd1 Bxa3
22.bxa3 Nxd2 23.Nxd5+ exd5 24.Rxd2 Qxa3 25.O-O b5 26.Rc2 a5
27.Rc7+ Ke6 28.Qf4 Qd6 29.Qf5# 1-0


[Event "Your Last Blunder in 2008"]
[Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
[Date "2008.12.31"]
[Round "01"]
[White "Sarkar,Justin"]
[Black "Sloan,Sam"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D07"]
[WhiteElo "2520"]
[BlackElo "1900"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.a3 Nc6 5.e3 Bf5 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be2
Bxf3 8.Bxf3 Nxe5 9.exd4 Nxf3+ 10.Qxf3 Qxd4 11.Qxb7 Rd8
12.Qc6+ Rd7 13.O-O Nf6 14.Nc3 Be7 15.Be3 Qh4 16.Rad1 Bd6
17.g3 Qh3 18.Bg5 Ng4 19.Qa8+ 1-0

[Event "Your Last Blunder in 2008"]
[Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
[Date "2008.12.31"]
[Round "03"]
[White "Margulis,Yevgeniy"]
[Black "Sloan,Sam"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D23"]
[WhiteElo "2180"]
[BlackElo "1900"]

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Qb3 dxc4 5.Qxc4 Be6 6.Qc2 g6
7.Nc3 Bg7 8.g3 O-O 9.Bg2 Na6 10.O-O Qb6 11.e4 Rfd8 12.h3
Bc4 13.Rd1 Nb4 14.Qb1 Qa6 15.Ne5 Be2 16.Rd2 c5 17.Nxe2 cxd4
18.Nxd4 Rac8 19.a3 Qa5 20.Nef3 Na6 21.b4 Qb6 22.Bb2 Nh5
23.Ne2 Bh6 24.Rxd8+ Qxd8 25.Nc3 e6 26.Qd1 Qb6 27.Qd4 Qxd4
28.Nxd4 Nxg3 29.Rd1 Nh5 30.Ndb5 Bg7 31.e5 Rb8 32.Ne4 Nf4
33.Rd7 Nd5 34.Nf6+ Bxf6 35.Bxd5 Bh4 36.Bxb7 1-0




 
Date: 07 Jan 2009 09:55:04
From: Taylor Kingston
Subject: Re: Sam's Great Comeback
On Jan 7, 10:55=A0am, The Historian <neil.thehistor...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On Jan 6, 3:14=A0pm, samsloan <samhsl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Jan 6, 1:04=A0pm, The Historian <neil.thehistor...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > On Jan 6, 11:04=A0am, samsloan <samhsl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > I left out this one. My opponent played longer than he need have an=
d
> > > > played to mate.
>
> > > > [Event "Your Last Blunder in 2008"]
> > > > [Site "Marshall Chess Club New York"]
> > > > [Date "2008.12.31"]
> > > > [Round "02"]
> > > > [White "Sloan,Sam"]
> > > > [Black "Garcia,John Paul"]
> > > > [Result "1-0"]
> > > > [ECO "A00"]
> > > > [WhiteElo "1902"]
> > > > [BlackElo "1402"]
>
> > > > 1.g4 e6 2.Bg2 d5 3.Nc3 c5 4.e4 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.f4 Qh4+
> > > > 7.Kf1 Nc6 8.d3 c4 9.dxc4 Bc5 10.Nh3 dxc4 11.Ne4 Bb4 12.Be3
> > > > O-O 13.c3 Ba5 14.g5 Bb6 15.Bd2 Ndxe5 16.fxe5 Nxe5 17.Bf4
> > > > Qg4 18.Bxe5 Qf5+ 19.Bf4 e5 20.Ng3 Qd3+ 21.Qxd3 cxd3 22.Bxe5
> > > > Re8 23.Bd4 Bxd4 24.cxd4 Bg4 25.Nf2 Be2+ 26.Nxe2 dxe2+
> > > > 27.Ke1 Rac8 28.Be4 Rc7 29.Kxe2 f5 30.gxf6 Rc2+ 31.Kf3 Rxf2+
> > > > 32.Kxf2 Rxe4 33.Rac1 Rxd4 34.Rc7 Rf4+ 35.Ke3 Rxf6 36.Rd1 h6
> > > > 37.Rdd7 Ra6 38.Rxg7+ Kf8 39.Rh7 Kg8 40.Rhd7 Re6+ 41.Kd3 Re8
> > > > 42.Rg7+ Kh8 43.Rxb7 Rd8+ 44.Ke4 Re8+ 45.Kf5 Rd8 46.Rh7+ Kg8
> > > > 47.Rbg7+ Kf8 48.Rxa7 Rd5+ 49.Ke6 Rg5 50.Ra8# 1-0
>
> > > Was he playing the clock, or did he just want to learn how to mate?
>
> > Have you played over the game?
>
> No, I haven't.
>
> > Scholastic coaches often tell their students not to resign. This one
> > went a bit too far, playing until mate while a rook down in a simple
> > ending.
>
> Understood. Back when I played chess, I was given the same advice
> about resigning. "Don't resign a lost position unless you could play
> the other side and win." Also, "if you are going to play to mate, let
> the player mate you. Don't resign just before mate. It's rude to
> deprive your opponent of the thrill of giving mate."

Personally, I consider it rude when an opponent insists on playing
an obviously lost game out to mate. The time wasted on that
meaningless exercise could could more profitably be spent by both
players in preparing for the next round, or getting some sleep.
However, it's equally rude to suggest that one's opponent resign. One
must simply bear down and get the job done.
Still, one can suggest resignation without saying so overtly. For
example, in a serious game against an opponent of approximately equal
rating, both of us 1800s, I happened to win his queen with a knight
fork early on. There were still many pieces on the board, however, so
he played on, hoping for a mistake. Instead I chopped wood, returning
some of my material advantage to eliminate all counterplay. When he
continued to play on in the face of the inevitable, I pretended to
lose interest, walking around the room looking at other games, even
when my clock was running. When I returned to the board I moved within
seconds, then resumed my peregrinations. He soon got the message and
resigned. Here's the game:

T. Kingston (USCF 1808) - NN (1870), Cincinnati 1994: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3
Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. d4 Bd7 5.c3 Be7 6. O-O Nf6 7. Re1 a6 8. Ba4 h6 9.
Nbd2 O-O 10. h3 b5 11. Bb3 Nh7?

Drops a pawn.

12. Bd5 Rb8 13. Bxc6 Bxc6 14. dxe5 d5 15. Nd4 Bb7 16. Qg4 Re8? 17. Nf5
Bf8??

An amazing blunder; he simply forgot that the g-pawn is pinned. This
particular player was prone to moving too quickly at times; as I
recall he made this move almost instantly.

18. Nxh6+ Kh819. Nxf7+ Kg8 20. Nxd8 Rbxd8

I was surprised he did not resign here, but play on we must. Several
of my next 20 moves are not objectively strongest, but are intended to
eliminate any chance of counterplay.

21. exd5 Rxd5 22. Nf3 Bc8 23. Qg3 Bf5 24. Be3 Re625. Nd4 Rg6?

I guess he wanted to feel he was threatening something, but this
just makes things easier for me.

26. Qf3 Rxe5 27. Nxf5 Rf6 28. Bd4

28.g4 was objectively better, but this lets me get rid of his rooks.

28...Rexf5 29. Bxf6

Giving back the queen for the sake of simplification. I end up two
pawns and two exchanges ahead, the kind of ending I can win in my
sleep.

29...Rxf3 30. gxf3 Nxf6 31. Re6 Bd6 32. Rae1 a5 33. Rd1 Bc5 34. Re5
Bb6 35. Rxb5 Ne8 36. Rd8 Kf7 37.Rxb6

Further simplification.

37...cxb6 38. Rb8 Nd6 39. Rxb6 Nc4 40. Rb5 Ke6 41. b3 Ne5 42. Rxe5+

And one last bit of wood-chopping to reduce it to a ludicrously
simple pawn ending. This was a way of telling my overly stubborn
opponent I could beat him any way I like. I now began my strolls
around the room, looking at the other games.

42...Kxe5 43. a4 Kd5 44. Kg2 Ke5 45. Kg3 Kf5 46. b4 Ke5 47. bxa5 Kd5
48. Kg4 Kc6 49. Kg5 1-0

Finally!





 
Date: 07 Jan 2009 07:55:53
From: The Historian
Subject: Re: Sam's Great Comeback
On Jan 6, 3:14=A0pm, samsloan <samhsl...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On Jan 6, 1:04=A0pm, The Historian <neil.thehistor...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > On Jan 6, 11:04=A0am, samsloan <samhsl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > I left out this one. My opponent played longer than he need have and
> > > played to mate.
>
> > > [Event "Your Last Blunder in 2008"]
> > > [Site "Marshall Chess Club New York"]
> > > [Date "2008.12.31"]
> > > [Round "02"]
> > > [White "Sloan,Sam"]
> > > [Black "Garcia,John Paul"]
> > > [Result "1-0"]
> > > [ECO "A00"]
> > > [WhiteElo "1902"]
> > > [BlackElo "1402"]
>
> > > 1.g4 e6 2.Bg2 d5 3.Nc3 c5 4.e4 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.f4 Qh4+
> > > 7.Kf1 Nc6 8.d3 c4 9.dxc4 Bc5 10.Nh3 dxc4 11.Ne4 Bb4 12.Be3
> > > O-O 13.c3 Ba5 14.g5 Bb6 15.Bd2 Ndxe5 16.fxe5 Nxe5 17.Bf4
> > > Qg4 18.Bxe5 Qf5+ 19.Bf4 e5 20.Ng3 Qd3+ 21.Qxd3 cxd3 22.Bxe5
> > > Re8 23.Bd4 Bxd4 24.cxd4 Bg4 25.Nf2 Be2+ 26.Nxe2 dxe2+
> > > 27.Ke1 Rac8 28.Be4 Rc7 29.Kxe2 f5 30.gxf6 Rc2+ 31.Kf3 Rxf2+
> > > 32.Kxf2 Rxe4 33.Rac1 Rxd4 34.Rc7 Rf4+ 35.Ke3 Rxf6 36.Rd1 h6
> > > 37.Rdd7 Ra6 38.Rxg7+ Kf8 39.Rh7 Kg8 40.Rhd7 Re6+ 41.Kd3 Re8
> > > 42.Rg7+ Kh8 43.Rxb7 Rd8+ 44.Ke4 Re8+ 45.Kf5 Rd8 46.Rh7+ Kg8
> > > 47.Rbg7+ Kf8 48.Rxa7 Rd5+ 49.Ke6 Rg5 50.Ra8# 1-0
>
> > Was he playing the clock, or did he just want to learn how to mate?
>
> Have you played over the game?

No, I haven't.

> Scholastic coaches often tell their students not to resign. This one
> went a bit too far, playing until mate while a rook down in a simple
> ending.

Understood. Back when I played chess, I was given the same advice
about resigning. "Don't resign a lost position unless you could play
the other side and win." Also, "if you are going to play to mate, let
the player mate you. Don't resign just before mate. It's rude to
deprive your opponent of the thrill of giving mate."



 
Date: 06 Jan 2009 12:35:20
From: William Hyde
Subject: Re: Sam's Great Comeback
On Jan 6, 3:14=A0pm, samsloan <samhsl...@gmail.com > wrote:

>
> Have you played over the game?
>
> Scholastic coaches often tell their students not to resign.

Dangerous people, coaches. Bad, bad advice.

One told his students to offer a draw when lost. Amazing how many
people regard a draw offer a queen down as an insult.


William Hyde


 
Date: 06 Jan 2009 12:14:23
From: samsloan
Subject: Re: Sam's Great Comeback
On Jan 6, 1:04=A0pm, The Historian <neil.thehistor...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On Jan 6, 11:04=A0am, samsloan <samhsl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > I left out this one. My opponent played longer than he need have and
> > played to mate.
>
> > [Event "Your Last Blunder in 2008"]
> > [Site "Marshall Chess Club New York"]
> > [Date "2008.12.31"]
> > [Round "02"]
> > [White "Sloan,Sam"]
> > [Black "Garcia,John Paul"]
> > [Result "1-0"]
> > [ECO "A00"]
> > [WhiteElo "1902"]
> > [BlackElo "1402"]
>
> > 1.g4 e6 2.Bg2 d5 3.Nc3 c5 4.e4 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.f4 Qh4+
> > 7.Kf1 Nc6 8.d3 c4 9.dxc4 Bc5 10.Nh3 dxc4 11.Ne4 Bb4 12.Be3
> > O-O 13.c3 Ba5 14.g5 Bb6 15.Bd2 Ndxe5 16.fxe5 Nxe5 17.Bf4
> > Qg4 18.Bxe5 Qf5+ 19.Bf4 e5 20.Ng3 Qd3+ 21.Qxd3 cxd3 22.Bxe5
> > Re8 23.Bd4 Bxd4 24.cxd4 Bg4 25.Nf2 Be2+ 26.Nxe2 dxe2+
> > 27.Ke1 Rac8 28.Be4 Rc7 29.Kxe2 f5 30.gxf6 Rc2+ 31.Kf3 Rxf2+
> > 32.Kxf2 Rxe4 33.Rac1 Rxd4 34.Rc7 Rf4+ 35.Ke3 Rxf6 36.Rd1 h6
> > 37.Rdd7 Ra6 38.Rxg7+ Kf8 39.Rh7 Kg8 40.Rhd7 Re6+ 41.Kd3 Re8
> > 42.Rg7+ Kh8 43.Rxb7 Rd8+ 44.Ke4 Re8+ 45.Kf5 Rd8 46.Rh7+ Kg8
> > 47.Rbg7+ Kf8 48.Rxa7 Rd5+ 49.Ke6 Rg5 50.Ra8# 1-0
>
> Was he playing the clock, or did he just want to learn how to mate?

Have you played over the game?

Scholastic coaches often tell their students not to resign. This one
went a bit too far, playing until mate while a rook down in a simple
ending.

Sam Sloan


 
Date: 06 Jan 2009 10:04:40
From: The Historian
Subject: Re: Sam's Great Comeback
On Jan 6, 11:04=A0am, samsloan <samhsl...@gmail.com > wrote:
> I left out this one. My opponent played longer than he need have and
> played to mate.
>
> [Event "Your Last Blunder in 2008"]
> [Site "Marshall Chess Club New York"]
> [Date "2008.12.31"]
> [Round "02"]
> [White "Sloan,Sam"]
> [Black "Garcia,John Paul"]
> [Result "1-0"]
> [ECO "A00"]
> [WhiteElo "1902"]
> [BlackElo "1402"]
>
> 1.g4 e6 2.Bg2 d5 3.Nc3 c5 4.e4 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.f4 Qh4+
> 7.Kf1 Nc6 8.d3 c4 9.dxc4 Bc5 10.Nh3 dxc4 11.Ne4 Bb4 12.Be3
> O-O 13.c3 Ba5 14.g5 Bb6 15.Bd2 Ndxe5 16.fxe5 Nxe5 17.Bf4
> Qg4 18.Bxe5 Qf5+ 19.Bf4 e5 20.Ng3 Qd3+ 21.Qxd3 cxd3 22.Bxe5
> Re8 23.Bd4 Bxd4 24.cxd4 Bg4 25.Nf2 Be2+ 26.Nxe2 dxe2+
> 27.Ke1 Rac8 28.Be4 Rc7 29.Kxe2 f5 30.gxf6 Rc2+ 31.Kf3 Rxf2+
> 32.Kxf2 Rxe4 33.Rac1 Rxd4 34.Rc7 Rf4+ 35.Ke3 Rxf6 36.Rd1 h6
> 37.Rdd7 Ra6 38.Rxg7+ Kf8 39.Rh7 Kg8 40.Rhd7 Re6+ 41.Kd3 Re8
> 42.Rg7+ Kh8 43.Rxb7 Rd8+ 44.Ke4 Re8+ 45.Kf5 Rd8 46.Rh7+ Kg8
> 47.Rbg7+ Kf8 48.Rxa7 Rd5+ 49.Ke6 Rg5 50.Ra8# 1-0

Was he playing the clock, or did he just want to learn how to mate?


 
Date: 06 Jan 2009 08:04:41
From: samsloan
Subject: Re: Sam's Great Comeback
I left out this one. My opponent played longer than he need have and
played to mate.

[Event "Your Last Blunder in 2008"]
[Site "Marshall Chess Club New York"]
[Date "2008.12.31"]
[Round "02"]
[White "Sloan,Sam"]
[Black "Garcia,John Paul"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1902"]
[BlackElo "1402"]

1.g4 e6 2.Bg2 d5 3.Nc3 c5 4.e4 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.f4 Qh4+
7.Kf1 Nc6 8.d3 c4 9.dxc4 Bc5 10.Nh3 dxc4 11.Ne4 Bb4 12.Be3
O-O 13.c3 Ba5 14.g5 Bb6 15.Bd2 Ndxe5 16.fxe5 Nxe5 17.Bf4
Qg4 18.Bxe5 Qf5+ 19.Bf4 e5 20.Ng3 Qd3+ 21.Qxd3 cxd3 22.Bxe5
Re8 23.Bd4 Bxd4 24.cxd4 Bg4 25.Nf2 Be2+ 26.Nxe2 dxe2+
27.Ke1 Rac8 28.Be4 Rc7 29.Kxe2 f5 30.gxf6 Rc2+ 31.Kf3 Rxf2+
32.Kxf2 Rxe4 33.Rac1 Rxd4 34.Rc7 Rf4+ 35.Ke3 Rxf6 36.Rd1 h6
37.Rdd7 Ra6 38.Rxg7+ Kf8 39.Rh7 Kg8 40.Rhd7 Re6+ 41.Kd3 Re8
42.Rg7+ Kh8 43.Rxb7 Rd8+ 44.Ke4 Re8+ 45.Kf5 Rd8 46.Rh7+ Kg8
47.Rbg7+ Kf8 48.Rxa7 Rd5+ 49.Ke6 Rg5 50.Ra8# 1-0


On Jan 1, 2:55=A0am, samsloan <samhsl...@gmail.com > wrote:
> There is a cute mate at the end. Maybe this will make it into Polgar's
> Blog someday.
>
> [Event "Your Last Blunder in 2008"]
> [Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
> [Date "2008.12.31"]
> [Round "04"]
> [White "Sloan,Sam"]
> [Black "Yung,Alex Y."]
> [Result "1-0"]
> [ECO "A00"]
> [WhiteElo "1900"]
> [BlackElo "1680"]
>
> 1.g4 d5 2.Bg2 Bxg4 3.c4 c6 4.cxd5 cxd5 5.Qb3 Qc7 6.Nc3 e6
> 7.Qa4+ Nc6 8.Qxg4 Nb4 9.Rb1 Nf6 10.Qg3 Bd6 11.Qxg7 Ke7
> 12.Bf3 Rac8 13.a3 Na6 14.e3 Rhg8 15.Qh6 Rg6 16.Qh4 Rcg8
> 17.Nge2 Nc5 18.d4 Nb3 19.Bd2 Qc4 20.Ng3 Qd3 21.Rd1 Bxa3
> 22.bxa3 Nxd2 23.Nxd5+ exd5 24.Rxd2 Qxa3 25.O-O b5 26.Rc2 a5
> 27.Rc7+ Ke6 28.Qf4 Qd6 29.Qf5# 1-0
>
> [Event "Your Last Blunder in 2008"]
> [Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
> [Date "2008.12.31"]
> [Round "01"]
> [White "Sarkar,Justin"]
> [Black "Sloan,Sam"]
> [Result "1-0"]
> [ECO "D07"]
> [WhiteElo "2520"]
> [BlackElo "1900"]
>
> 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.a3 Nc6 5.e3 Bf5 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be2
> Bxf3 8.Bxf3 Nxe5 9.exd4 Nxf3+ 10.Qxf3 Qxd4 11.Qxb7 Rd8
> 12.Qc6+ Rd7 13.O-O Nf6 14.Nc3 Be7 15.Be3 Qh4 16.Rad1 Bd6
> 17.g3 Qh3 18.Bg5 Ng4 19.Qa8+ 1-0
>
> [Event "Your Last Blunder in 2008"]
> [Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
> [Date "2008.12.31"]
> [Round "03"]
> [White "Margulis,Yevgeniy"]
> [Black "Sloan,Sam"]
> [Result "1-0"]
> [ECO "D23"]
> [WhiteElo "2180"]
> [BlackElo "1900"]
>
> 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Qb3 dxc4 5.Qxc4 Be6 6.Qc2 g6
> 7.Nc3 Bg7 8.g3 O-O 9.Bg2 Na6 10.O-O Qb6 11.e4 Rfd8 12.h3
> Bc4 13.Rd1 Nb4 14.Qb1 Qa6 15.Ne5 Be2 16.Rd2 c5 17.Nxe2 cxd4
> 18.Nxd4 Rac8 19.a3 Qa5 20.Nef3 Na6 21.b4 Qb6 22.Bb2 Nh5
> 23.Ne2 Bh6 24.Rxd8+ Qxd8 25.Nc3 e6 26.Qd1 Qb6 27.Qd4 Qxd4
> 28.Nxd4 Nxg3 29.Rd1 Nh5 30.Ndb5 Bg7 31.e5 Rb8 32.Ne4 Nf4
> 33.Rd7 Nd5 34.Nf6+ Bxf6 35.Bxd5 Bh4 36.Bxb7 1-0



 
Date: 02 Jan 2009 00:32:09
From: Offramp
Subject: Re: Sam's Great Comeback
On Jan 1, 7:55=A0am, samsloan <samhsl...@gmail.com > wrote:

> There is a cute mate at the end. Maybe this will make it into Polgar's
> Blog someday.

Black loses a piece as early as move 6, but he gains a large lead in
development. 13...Na6 looks like a mistake; why not check on c2? The
knight manages to get back into play via c5, and could have caused
severe problems by 18...Nd3+. White defended a very tough position
accurately for a dozen moves. Black tries a combination with
21...Bxa3, overlooking the desperado shot Nxd5+. Black made a rush
with his q-side pawns but white took the c-file and finished off with
a neat attack.

> [Event "Your Last Blunder in 2008"]
> [Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
> [Date "2008.12.31"]
> [Round "04"]
> [White "Sloan,Sam"]
> [Black "Yung,Alex Y."]
> [Result "1-0"]
> [ECO "A00"]
> [WhiteElo "1900"]
> [BlackElo "1680"]
>
> 1.g4 d5 2.Bg2 Bxg4 3.c4 c6 4.cxd5 cxd5 5.Qb3 Qc7 6.Nc3 e6
> 7.Qa4+ Nc6 8.Qxg4 Nb4 9.Rb1 Nf6 10.Qg3 Bd6 11.Qxg7 Ke7
> 12.Bf3 Rac8 13.a3 Na6 14.e3 Rhg8 15.Qh6 Rg6 16.Qh4 Rcg8
> 17.Nge2 Nc5 18.d4 Nb3 19.Bd2 Qc4 20.Ng3 Qd3 21.Rd1 Bxa3
> 22.bxa3 Nxd2 23.Nxd5+ exd5 24.Rxd2 Qxa3 25.O-O b5 26.Rc2 a5
> 27.Rc7+ Ke6 28.Qf4 Qd6 29.Qf5# 1-0

The next game had as its theme the pinning of the Rd7 by the Qc6.
Probably rather annoying to play as black.

> [Event "Your Last Blunder in 2008"]
> [Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
> [Date "2008.12.31"]
> [Round "01"]
> [White "Sarkar,Justin"]
> [Black "Sloan,Sam"]
> [Result "1-0"]
> [ECO "D07"]
> [WhiteElo "2520"]
> [BlackElo "1900"]
>
> 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.a3 Nc6 5.e3 Bf5 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be2
> Bxf3 8.Bxf3 Nxe5 9.exd4 Nxf3+ 10.Qxf3 Qxd4 11.Qxb7 Rd8
> 12.Qc6+ Rd7 13.O-O Nf6 14.Nc3 Be7 15.Be3 Qh4 16.Rad1 Bd6
> 17.g3 Qh3 18.Bg5 Ng4 19.Qa8+ 1-0

Black's pieces get into a tangle on the q-side. White's knights run
amok. A very well played game by Mr Margulis.

> [Event "Your Last Blunder in 2008"]
> [Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
> [Date "2008.12.31"]
> [Round "03"]
> [White "Margulis,Yevgeniy"]
> [Black "Sloan,Sam"]
> [Result "1-0"]
> [ECO "D23"]
> [WhiteElo "2180"]
> [BlackElo "1900"]
>
> 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Qb3 dxc4 5.Qxc4 Be6 6.Qc2 g6
> 7.Nc3 Bg7 8.g3 O-O 9.Bg2 Na6 10.O-O Qb6 11.e4 Rfd8 12.h3
> Bc4 13.Rd1 Nb4 14.Qb1 Qa6 15.Ne5 Be2 16.Rd2 c5 17.Nxe2 cxd4
> 18.Nxd4 Rac8 19.a3 Qa5 20.Nef3 Na6 21.b4 Qb6 22.Bb2 Nh5
> 23.Ne2 Bh6 24.Rxd8+ Qxd8 25.Nc3 e6 26.Qd1 Qb6 27.Qd4 Qxd4
> 28.Nxd4 Nxg3 29.Rd1 Nh5 30.Ndb5 Bg7 31.e5 Rb8 32.Ne4 Nf4
> 33.Rd7 Nd5 34.Nf6+ Bxf6 35.Bxd5 Bh4 36.Bxb7 1-0



 
Date: 01 Jan 2009 16:01:58
From: Rob
Subject: Re: Sam's Great Comeback
On Jan 1, 1:55=A0am, samsloan <samhsl...@gmail.com > wrote:
> There is a cute mate at the end. Maybe this will make it into Polgar's
> Blog someday.
>
> [Event "Your Last Blunder in 2008"]
> [Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
> [Date "2008.12.31"]
> [Round "04"]
> [White "Sloan,Sam"]
> [Black "Yung,Alex Y."]
> [Result "1-0"]
> [ECO "A00"]
> [WhiteElo "1900"]
> [BlackElo "1680"]
>
> 1.g4 d5 2.Bg2 Bxg4 3.c4 c6 4.cxd5 cxd5 5.Qb3 Qc7 6.Nc3 e6
> 7.Qa4+ Nc6 8.Qxg4 Nb4 9.Rb1 Nf6 10.Qg3 Bd6 11.Qxg7 Ke7
> 12.Bf3 Rac8 13.a3 Na6 14.e3 Rhg8 15.Qh6 Rg6 16.Qh4 Rcg8
> 17.Nge2 Nc5 18.d4 Nb3 19.Bd2 Qc4 20.Ng3 Qd3 21.Rd1 Bxa3
> 22.bxa3 Nxd2 23.Nxd5+ exd5 24.Rxd2 Qxa3 25.O-O b5 26.Rc2 a5
> 27.Rc7+ Ke6 28.Qf4 Qd6 29.Qf5# 1-0
>
> [Event "Your Last Blunder in 2008"]
> [Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
> [Date "2008.12.31"]
> [Round "01"]
> [White "Sarkar,Justin"]
> [Black "Sloan,Sam"]
> [Result "1-0"]
> [ECO "D07"]
> [WhiteElo "2520"]
> [BlackElo "1900"]
>
> 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.a3 Nc6 5.e3 Bf5 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be2
> Bxf3 8.Bxf3 Nxe5 9.exd4 Nxf3+ 10.Qxf3 Qxd4 11.Qxb7 Rd8
> 12.Qc6+ Rd7 13.O-O Nf6 14.Nc3 Be7 15.Be3 Qh4 16.Rad1 Bd6
> 17.g3 Qh3 18.Bg5 Ng4 19.Qa8+ 1-0
>
> [Event "Your Last Blunder in 2008"]
> [Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
> [Date "2008.12.31"]
> [Round "03"]
> [White "Margulis,Yevgeniy"]
> [Black "Sloan,Sam"]
> [Result "1-0"]
> [ECO "D23"]
> [WhiteElo "2180"]
> [BlackElo "1900"]
>
> 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Qb3 dxc4 5.Qxc4 Be6 6.Qc2 g6
> 7.Nc3 Bg7 8.g3 O-O 9.Bg2 Na6 10.O-O Qb6 11.e4 Rfd8 12.h3
> Bc4 13.Rd1 Nb4 14.Qb1 Qa6 15.Ne5 Be2 16.Rd2 c5 17.Nxe2 cxd4
> 18.Nxd4 Rac8 19.a3 Qa5 20.Nef3 Na6 21.b4 Qb6 22.Bb2 Nh5
> 23.Ne2 Bh6 24.Rxd8+ Qxd8 25.Nc3 e6 26.Qd1 Qb6 27.Qd4 Qxd4
> 28.Nxd4 Nxg3 29.Rd1 Nh5 30.Ndb5 Bg7 31.e5 Rb8 32.Ne4 Nf4
> 33.Rd7 Nd5 34.Nf6+ Bxf6 35.Bxd5 Bh4 36.Bxb7 1-0

lol