SicilianB92

Reynolds R.
Long M.

Olton 1B v Shirley A
2015


B72: Sicilian Dragon: 6 Be3, lines with h3+Bc4 and sidelines

1. e4 c5 1... e6 2. Qf3= 2. Nf3 d6 Covers e5 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Black is behind in developement. Black's piece can't move: f8 4. Qxd4 e5 5. Qe3 Nc6= 4... Nf6= Black threatens to win material: Nf6xe4 5. Nc3 a6 Controls b5 6. Be2 g6 Consolidates f5+h5 6... h6 7. Be3= 7. Be3 Black is behind in developement 7... Bg7 8. O-O O-O Black should quickly conclude development. 9. h3 Black has a cramped position 9... Nbd7 10. Qd2 Black has a cramped position. Black's piece can't move: c8 10... Nc5 Black threatens to win material: Nc5xe4 11. Bf3 Re8 12. Rfd1 Bd7 13. a4 Rc8 14. a5 Qc7 15. Ra3 Ne6 16. Nxe6 Bxe6 Black has a cramped position 17. Bb6 White threatens to win material: Bb6xc7 17... Qb8 18. Bd4 Rc4 19. Qe3 Black has a cramped position 19... Nd7 20. Bxg7 Kxg7 Black king safety dropped 21. Be2 White threatens to win material: Be2xc4 21... Rc5 White has an active position 22. Qd4+ Kg8 23. b4 White threatens to win material: b4xc5 23... Rc7 24. f4 Black has a cramped position 24... Rec8 25. Bd3 b5 26. axb6 Qxb6 27. Qxb6 Nxb6 28. Rxa6 Rxc3 29. Rxb6 f5 29... Bc4!? must be considered 30. e5 R3c6 30... Bc4!? 31. exd6 exd6 31. Rxc6 Rxc6 32. exd6 Rxd6 33. Kf2 Rb6? 33... Kf8 34. Ke2 34. c3 34. b5!? and White can already relax 34... Rb8 34... Rc6 35. Rc1 Rd6 36. Ke3 Bd5 37. g3 Bb7 37... Kf8 38. b5 38. c4 Rb6 38... Re6+ no good, but what else? 39. Kd2 Kf7 39. b5 Re6+ 40. Kd4 Rd6+ 41. Kc3 Re6 42. c5 Kg7 43. Kd4 Kf6 44. c6 Rd6+ 45. Ke3 Re6+ 46. Kd2 46. Kd2 Ba8 47. c7 1-0 [Houdini 4 x64B (30s)]

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