In a game of speed chess, my opponent resigned after my sixteenth move. He was KingMichaelVIII of Japan, who played black. Here are the moves of the game along with my commentary:
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nf6
3. Bc4 Bd6
The most common move for white here is Nxe5, but I choose a different line.
4. 0-0 h6
5. c3 c6
6. d4 Qe7
7. dxe Bxe5
8. Kh1 0-0
9. Nxe5 Qxe5
10. Re1 Re8
11. f3 d5
12. Bd3 dx3
I have a defensive position.
13. Bxe4 Bf5
If I take the bishop, black can mate. (Bxf5, Qxe1, Qxe1, Rxe1#)
14. Nd2 Bxe4
15. Nxe4 Nxe4
Black's move is a blunder. He needs to connect his rooks with Nd7.
Black resigns. His queen is under attack, but if he moves his queen, he loses his rook with check. Black's failure to connect his rooks on the backrank leads to his resignation.
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