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Position after 17.Bd3?
Marijan Procyk (2050) - Alanna Katz (1853)
Final Round, Free February Tournament, Buffalo, NY Feb. 03, 2007
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5 4.Nc3 d6 5.e4 Be7 6.f4 e:f 7.B:f4 0-0 8. Nf3 Nbd7 9.Be2 Ne8 10.0-0 g6 11.e5 d:e5 12.N:e5 Bf6 13.Ng4 Bd4+ 14.Kh1 Ndf6 15.N:f6 N:f6 16.Bg5 Bf5 17.Bd3 B:d3 18.Q:d3 Qb6 19.Nb5 Nh5 20.N:d4 c:d4 21.b3 Ng7 22.Bf6 Qd6 23.Q:d4 Nf5 24.R:f5 g:f5 25.Qh4 1:0
It was good to play in Free February Chess Tournament this Saturday at UB. Even though my rating went up alittle, the games that I played were not without my share of mistakes. This was my first time using the MonRoi electronic scoresheet in a tournament, and I still need to get used to it. This is my last game. The knowledge of the King's Indian Defense (KID) four pawns attack helped me a lot here. Alanna mentioned that 15. Nxf6 was a mistake and better would be Bxf6. I would appreciate any comments you may have. I still need to learn how to use my Fritz- a generous gift I received from our good chessdoctor. (Can I have free ticket to Australia?)
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  1. Thanks for posting this game. I had not followed this game while you were playing as my game had not finished then. It will be very usefull to study your games. I shall take a look at it this evening.

  2. That would be a "NO to Australia!" Yes to Rochester, however.

    Fritz 10 analysis actually agreed with your 15.Nxf6 move but did not agree with her 15...Nxf6?? (+3.5)response. Better for black would have been 15...Qxf6 (+1.5). Not 15...Bxf6(+1.6)

    White's only real "mistake" was 17.Bd3?? (+1.2) "ruining white's position," according to Fritz. Instead it strongly recommended 17.g4! with the annotation, "The rest is a matter of technique."

    The line, however, it gives hardly seems easy to accomplish in 30 minute chess, even for an expert level player-especially one who would rather not play with a seemingly naked King after such a move. 17...Bd7 18.Ne4 Nxe4 19. Bxd8 Rxd8 20.Kg2 (+3.1)