Ruy LopezC65

Reynolds R.
James R.

LDCL Solihull A v Olton B
2014


C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence (3...Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 White threatens to win material: Nf3xe5 2... Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 Black threatens to win material: Nf6xe4 4. O-O Bc5 5. c3 Controls b4 5... O-O 6. d4 White threatens to win material: d4xc5 6... Bb6 7. Re1 d6 8. Bg5 8. h3 Ne7= 8... h6 Black threatens to win material: h6xg5 8... exd4 9. cxd4 Bg4 10. Qd2 9. Bh4 Bg4 9... exd4 10. Bxc6 dxc3 11. Nxc3 bxc6 12. e5 dxe5 13. Qa4= 10. d5 White threatens to win material: d5xc6 10. Bxc6 bxc6 11. dxe5 Bxf3 12. Qxf3 ( 12. gxf3 dxe5 13. Qxd8 Raxd8=) 12... dxe5 13. Rd1 10... Nb8= 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Qxf3 g5 Black threatens to win material: g5xh4 13. Bg3 c6 13... Kh8!?= 14. dxc6 bxc6 15. Ba4 Nfd7 16. Nd2 Nc5 16... Bc7!? is an interesting alternative 17. Bc2 Nbd7 18. Nc4 Bc7? 18... Nb7!? 19. Rad1 19. b4 Nb7 20. Ba4 19... Ne6? 19... Qe7 20. b4 Nb7 20. Nxd6 Bxd6 20... Qf6 doesn't get the bull off the ice 21. Qxf6 Nxf6 22. Bxe5 21. Rxd6 Qe7 22. Red1 Nd4 22... Rfd8 doesn't change the outcome of the game 23. cxd4 23. R1xd4 and White takes home the point 23... g4 24. Qxg4+ Qg5 25. Rd1 Qxg4 26. hxg4 23... Qxd6 24. dxe5 Qe7 25. Qf5 Nc5 26. Rd6 Ne6 27. Bb3 Kg7 28. Bxe6 fxe6 29. Qxe6 29. Qg4!? Rad8 30. Rxc6 29... Qxe6 30. Rxe6 Rac8 31. Rd6 Rfd8 32. Kf1 32. f4 gxf4 33. Bxf4 h5 32... Rxd6 33. exd6 Kf7 34. Ke2 Ke6 35. Kd3 h5 36. Kc4 Rb8 37. b3 a5 38. a3 Rb5 39. f3 Rb7 39... Kd7 and Black has air to breath 40. Be1 Kxd6 41. Bxa5 Rd7 42. Bd2 Rg7 Black plans g4 43. a4 g4 43... Kc7 44. Be3 44. Bf4+ Kd7 45. hxg4 hxg4 46. fxg4 Rxg4 47. g3 Rg8 48. Kc5 Re8 49. a5 Rxe4 50. a6 Kc8 51. Kxc6 White threatens strongly Re6+. 51... Re6+ 52. Kb5 Rf6 53. b4 Re6 54. Ka5 Re1 55. b5 Ra1+ 56. Kb6 Re1 57. Kc6 Re7 58. b6 Rc7+ 59. Kb5 59. Kb5 Rf7 60. Kc4 Re7 61. b7+ Rxb7 62. axb7+ Kxb7 63. Kd5 Kc8 64. g4 Kd7 65. Bd6 Ke8 66. Ke6 Kd8 67. g5 Kc8 68. g6 Kb7 69. g7 Kc6 70. g8=Q Kb5 71. Kd5 Kb6 72. Qb8+ Ka6 73. Kc5 Ka5 74. Qb5# 1-0 [Houdini 4 x64B (30s)]

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