Colle System Crushed (And some unexpected blitz!) | Training Game

A 15+15 classical training game in which I faced the (boring) Colle System.

From now on I’ll be recording training games as often as I can. I have two measurable goals in my training weeks to come. Aside from working on the endgame, strategy, and a new repertoire, I have set a goal of reaching 2300 in lichess tactics and 2100 in lichess classical.

I have so far managed to reach 2150 in tactics, and the training games in classical chess started today. I need measurable goals to determine whether I have managed to make real progress. If you have any ideas on how else to do that, please share your thoughts.

Here is today’s game:

1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Bf5 4. Be2 e6 5. c4 c6 6. O-O Nbd7 7. h3 h6 8. Nc3 Bd6 9. c5 Bc7 10. a3 e5 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. b4 Nxf3+ 13. Bxf3 O-O 14. Bb2 Re8 15. g4 Be4 16. Nxe4 Nxe4 17. Bg2 Qh4 18. Rb1 Ng5 19. f4 Nxh3+ 20. Bxh3 Qxh3 21. Qf3 Rxe3 22. Qxh3 Rxh3 23. Kg2 Re3 24. Rfe1 Bxf4 25. Rxe3 Bxe3 26. Re1 d4 27. Kf3 Kf8 28. Rd1 Rd8 29. Ke4 Ke7 30. Bxd4 Rxd4+ 31. Rxd4 Bxd4 32. Kxd4 Ke6 33. Ke4 g6 34. a4 f5+ 35. gxf5+ gxf5+ 36. Kf4 h5 37. Kg5 Ke5 38. Kxh5 Ke4 39. Kh4 Kf3 40. b5 f4 41. a5 a6 42. bxc6 bxc6 43. Kg5 Kg3 44. Kf5 f3 45. Ke6 f2 46. Kd6 f1=Q 47. Kxc6 Qb5+ 48. Kd5 Kf4 49. Kd6 Qxa5 50. c6 Qc3 51. c7 a5 52. Kd7 a4 53. c8=Q Qxc8+ 54. Kxc8 a3

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