In a game of speed chess against Spverma of India, who played black, he resigned after losing his queen. Though my queen was threatened, I ignored the threat because I was able to capture his queen with check. Here are the moves of the game along with my commentary:
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5 a6
4. Ba4 Nf6
5. 0-0 h6
I ignore the threat on my e4 pawn because I want to develop. Black plays a move that ignores development. A better move for black is Be7.
6. d4 exd
With the black king in the centre, I decide to open the centre of the board.
7. Nxd4 d5
I now attack c6 with two pieces. Here black needs to play Bd7.
8. Nxc6 bxc6
9. Bxc6+ Bd7
10. Bxa8 dxe
Black's last move closes the centre, but this is only temporary.
11. Bxe4 Nxe4
12. Re1 Qe7
I pin the knight and black decides to protect the pinned knight with his queen. A better move is Be7.
13. Nc3 Bf5
14. f3 Qc5+
The check presents no danger.
15. Be3 Nxc3
Perhaps black expects an exchange of queens with 16. Bxc5 and ...Nxd1. However, I can delay the capture of the knight because I have a move that captures with check.
Black must respond to the check by blocking or moving the king. This allows me to capture his knight on the following move. With no queen and a miserable position, black decides to resign.
The turning point in this game is my ninth move, Bxd6+. This fork of the king and rook puts black on the defensive. My final move, Bxc5+, convinces him that the game is lost because it increases my material advantage.
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