King’s Indian project: game 1

Here’s my first guess-the-move game in my recently announced King’s Indian project.  I played it with a time control of 90 minutes for all moves plus 30 seconds increment, but unfortunately had to pause partway through and finish later.  I made plenty of mistakes, but not Polgar’s decisive mistake!  The only moves given as variations are the incorrect moves I chose; if there’s no variation on a given move then I guessed correctly.  The annotations are my thoughts written live as I was playing.

4 thoughts on “King’s Indian project: game 1

  1. Think it’s very brave to publish your thoughts! Anyway, after going through the Shirov-Polgar game I had a dig around and found this:

    Guthmann – Kutzner
    Sparkassen Open 2010

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.O-O Nc6 8.d5 Ne7
    9.Ne1 Ne8 10.Nd3 f5 11.Bd2 Kh8 12.Rc1 Ng8 13.f4 fxe4 14.Nxe4 Bf5 15.Ng5
    exf4 16.Ne6 Bxe6 17.dxe6 g5 18.h4 h6 19.hxg5 hxg5 20.Rf3 Bd4+ 21.Nf2 g4
    22.Rxf4 Bxf2+ 23.Rxf2 Rxf2 24.Kxf2 Qh4+ 25.Kg1 g3 26.Bc3+ Ng7 27.Bf3 Rf8
    28.Qd4 Qh2+ 29.Kf1 Rxf3+ 30.gxf3 g2+ 0-1

    1. I didn’t know Polgar was the black player until afterwards, as I’d had a friend edit the pgn to remove any information which might affect my thinking (names and ratings of players, result etc.).

  2. 11…Kh8 12.Rc1 Ng8 – possibly so Black can trade off his bad dark-squared bishop intending …Bh6 before f3 f4 happens, which Shirov circumvents with 13.f4 maybe? Obviously after 13.f4 and the centre opening up the bishop is no longer ‘bad’! I don’t know, just trying to figure out the …Kh8; …Ng8 idea.

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