Two from Yahoo

Tomorrow afternoon I am attending the Orange County Chess Meetup Group. Usually a day or so I play over some old games to enjoy and sharpen my game, but mostly to enjoy them.

Tomorrow I just may play the Italian. So many people now just want to respond 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 with 3..h6?!. Of which the correct response is 4.d4.

So I found a pair of games from when Yahoo! used to let allow chess games on their servers. Both of them were blitz games and I usually do quite well on blitz games.

So here those two games.



Blitz Game, Yahoo, Mar. 24 2006

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 h6 4.d4 f6 5.dxe5 Nxe5 6.Nxe5 fxe5 7.Qh5+ g6 8.Qxg6+ Ke7 9.Qf7+ Kd6 10.Qd5+ Ke7 11.Qxe5mate 1-0



Blitz Game, Yahoo, June 12 2006

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 h6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nxd4 Nxd4 6.Qxd4 Nf6 7.e5 Ng8 8.Nc3 d6 9.exd6 cxd6 10.O-O Nf6 11.Re1+ Be7 12.Bf4 O-O 13.Rad1 Qa5? (13…Be6 14.Bxe6 fxe6 15.Rxe6 Qd7 16.Ree1 Rad8 17.Nd5! and Black is still lost.) 14.Bxd6 Bxd6 15.Qxd6 Qg5 16.Qxf8+! Kxf8 17.Rd8+ Ne8 18.Rexe8mate 1-0