BACK TO BASICS IN CHESS

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By Kenneth Jackson

The Knight — Usually symbolized by an N. This piece moves in an L shape, as shown by the pawns.

Game Date: 11/16/2011 Time Control: Game in 75 min White: Kenneth Jackson Black: Anonymous Opponent

1. e4 c5

2. Nf3 Nc6

3. d4 cxd4

4. Nxd4 Qb6

Here Black deviates from

opening theory to try to get

more piece activity. 4…Nf6 is

theory.

5. Nb5 a6

6. Be3 Qa5+

7. N5c3 Nf6

8. Nd2 b5

9. Nb3 Qc7

9…Qb4 loses to 10. Bc5.

10. f3 e6

11. Qd2 d6

12. Be2 Bb7

13. 0-0 Be7

14. Rad1 0-0

15. f4 b4

16. Na4 Nxe4

17. Qd3 d5

18. Bb6 Qb8

19. f5 a5

20. Qh3 Ba6

21. Bd3 e5

22. Bxe4 dxe4

23. f6 Bxf6

24. Rxf6 gxf6

25. Qf5 Qc8

26. Rd7 Ne7

27. Qg4+ Ng6

28. Nac5 Bb5

29. Nxe4 Bxd7

30. Nxf6+ Kg7

31. Qg5 Rh8

Giving the King more room.

32. Nh5+ Kf8

33. Bc5+ Qxc5+

34. Nxc5 Bc6

35. Qf6 Rc8

36. Ng7 Bd5

37. Nd7+ Kg8

38. Nh5 1-0

39. Black resigned due to the inevitable mate 39. Qg7#.

The Roxboro Chess Club meets Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wendy’s. Lessons are available. For more information, call Kenneth at 252-714-5590 or email him at roxborochess@gmail.com Like Roxboro Chess on Facebook.

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