Caro-KannB11

Graff B.
Paterson A.

Leamington B v Solihull B
Maidford, 2014


B11: Caro-Kann: Two Knights Variation. White holds on against a much higher graded opponent. When the dust settles, the draw looks assured, but when a chance emerges White takes the full point

1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. h3 Bxf3 5. Qxf3 Nf6 6. exd5 cxd5 7. Bb5+ Nc6 8. O-O e6 last book move 9. d3 Be7 10. Re1 O-O 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. Ne2 Qb6 13. c3 Controls b4 13... c5 14. Ng3 a5 15. Nf5 White threatens to win material: Nf5xe7 15... Bd8 16. Ng3 a4 17. a3 White has a new backward pawn: b2 17. Rb1!?= 17... Rb8 18. Ne2 18. Rb1 Bc7 18... Be7 19. d4 19. Rb1 c4 20. Bf4 Rbc8 19... Ne4 19... cxd4 20. cxd4 Qa7 21. Nc3 20. dxc5 20. Bf4!? Rb7 21. Rab1 20... Bxc5 21. Rf1 Qb3 22. Ng3 22. Nf4 Bd6 22... Nxg3 22... f5 23. Nxe4 fxe4 24. Qe2 23. Qxg3 Be7 23... Qc2 24. Bh6 Qg6 25. Qxg6 fxg6 26. Be3 Bxe3 27. fxe3 Rxb2 28. Rxf8+ Kxf8 29. Rf1+ Ke7 30. Rf4 24. Re1 24. Bf4 Rb7 25. Be5 f6 24... Bf6 24... Qc2 25. Qg4 25. Bf4 Rb7 26. Re2 d4 26... Rc8!? 27. Be5= Bxe5 28. Qxe5 d3 Black threatens to win material: d3xe2 28... dxc3 29. Qxc3 Qxc3 30. bxc3= 29. Rd2 Rd8 30. Rad1 Qc4 30... Rbd7 31. Qe4 h6 32. Qb4= 31. Qg3 31. Qa5!? Rbb8 32. Qa7 31... Rbd7= 32. Qg4 Qb5 33. Qb4 White threatens to win material: Qb4xb5 33... Qa6 34. c4 34. Re1 f5= 34... h6 35. Qc3 Rc8 36. Rxd3 Rxd3 37. Rxd3 Qxc4?? stumbles just before the finish line. 37... Rxc4 would bring relief 38. Rd8+ Kh7 39. Qd3+ f5= 38. Rd8+!! a decisive sacrifice that breaks all resistance 1-0 [Fritz 9 (10s)]

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