Bonus Post 17 – Mike vs. Conrado

We are so excited about our episode with Conrado Salazar that we thought we’d share this game that Mike played against Conrado in June 2019. Sadly, this is not the game where Mike screwed up his opening by playing e4 instead of d4 (thus opening himself up to a Sicilian, which goes 1. e4 c5).

Here is the notation – Mike on white, Conrado on black. The opening is an Indian Game – East Indian, Colle System:

  1. d4 Nf6
  2. Nf3 g6
  3. e3 Bg7
  4. Bd3 c5
  5. 0-0 cxd4
  6. Nxd4 e5
  7. Nf3 e4
  8. Nfd2 exd3
  9. cxd3 d5
  10. Nf3 0-0
  11. Nc3 Nc6
  12. Bd2 Bg4
  13. h3 Be6
  14. e4 dxe4
  15. dxe4 a6
  16. e5 Nd5
  17. Bg5 Qb6
  18. Be3 Nxe3
  19. Qe2 Nf5
  20. Na4 Qb4
  21. Nc3 Bc4
  22. Rae1 Bxe2
  23. Nxe2 Nxe5
  24. a3 Nxf3+
  25. gxf3 Qh4
  26. Ng3 Nxg3
  27. fxg3 Qxg3+
  28. Kh1 Rae8
  29. Rg1 Rxe1
  30. f4 Rxg1#

As you can see, Conrado (who is a much higher rated player than Mike) won in 30 moves. Here is the final board:

Update: Mike DID find the notation where he screwed up and opened e4, with Conrado countering with c5. It turns out it was a lot longer than 30 moves.

  1. e4 c5
  2. d3 Nc6
  3. Be3 d6
  4. Nd2 Nf6
  5. Ngf3 Ng4
  6. Qe2 Nxe3
  7. fxe3 e5
  8. 0-0-0 Be7
  9. Qe1 Be6
  10. d4 cxd4
  11. exd4 exd4
  12. Nxd4 Nxd4
  13. Bd3 0-0
  14. c3 Rc8
  15. Nf3 Nxf3
  16. gxf3 Bxa2
  17. Qd2 Bf6
  18. Rhg1 Qa5
  19. f4 Bb3
  20. Rde1 Rfd8
  21. e5 dxe5
  22. fxe5 Qa1+
  23. Bb1 Rxd2
  24. Kxd2 Qxb2+
  25. Bc2 Qxc2+
  26. Ke3 Kxe5
  27. Rg5 Bf4+
  28. Kxf4 Qd2+
  29. Re3 Rxc3
  30. Rge5 Rxe3
  31. Rxe3 Qxe3+
  32. Kxe3 a5
  33. Kd3 b5
  34. Kc3 Be6
  35. Kb2 f5
  36. h4 h6
  37. Ka3 g6
  38. Kb2 Kg7
  39. Ka3 Kf6
  40. Kb2 f4
  41. Kc1 Ke5
  42. Kd1 Ke4
  43. Ke1 a4
  44. Kf2 a3
  45. h5 gxh5
  46. Ke2 a2
  47. Kf2 a1=Q
  48. Ke2 Qa2+
  49. Ke1 b4
  50. Kf1 b3
  51. Ke1 Qc2
  52. Kf1 b2
  53. Ke1 b1=Q#
This is what happened after Mike accidentally played the Sicilian opening

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