Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Chess Turkey

Everyone has done it - dropped a 'Chess Turkey' during a tournament, or been the recipient of a 'Chess Turkey'.

A Chess Turkey is a game where you or your opponent played terrible and got blown off the board handily, usually in under 20 moves.

Do you have a chess Turkey you want to share?

Post the pgn here so everyone can enjoy your 'Chess Turkey' for Thanksgiving Day! Be SURE it is properly formatted so others can simply cut and paste it into their chess readers and enjoy!

I'll start it off with a classic from my library of 'Chess Turkeys'. The names are changed to protect the guilty and the innocent alike:

White: Turkey Reuben
Black: Sausage N. Pepper
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qb6 5.Nb3 Qc7 6.Bd3 a6 7.Nc3 b5 8.0-0 Bb7 9.Be3 Nf6 10.f4 b4 11.e5
[ 11.Na4 Bxe4 12.Bxe4 Nxe4 13.Qd4 f5 14.Nb6+/=] 11...bxc3 12.exf6 cxb2 13.Rb1 gxf6 14.Bd4 Ke7 [ 14...Rg8 15.Rf2 f5 16.Qe2 Nc6 17.Bxb2=/+] 15.Qg4 [ better is 15.Nc5+/-]
15...d6?? [ 15...h6 16.Nc5 Bd5 17.Rxb2 Ke8+/-] 16.Bxf6+ 1-0

If 16...Kxf6 17.Qg5#. Otherwise, black will be a Rook down with no compensation.

Gobble Gobble!


Anonymous said...

I'm a novice online chess player and here is a win against a player with a plus 140 rating.

1. e4 Nb8c6 2. Ng1f3 e5 3. Bf1b5 a6 4. Bb5a4 Bf8c5 5. c3 Ng8f6 6. d4 exd4
7. cxd4 Bc5b6 8. Bc1g5 h6 9. Bg5xf6 Qd8xf6 10. O-O Nc6xd4 11. Rf1e1 Nd4xf3
12. Qd1xf3 Qf6xb2 13. e5 Qb2xa1 14. e6 O-O 15. exf7 Rf8xf7 16. Re1e8 Kg8h7
17. Ba4c2

Mark said...

Definitely a Chess Turkey...