Queen's PawnA40

Graff B.
Darling T.

LDCL Open Rapid
2015


C44: Ponziani Opening and Scotch Gambit

1. d4 e5 1... d5!?= is worth looking at 2. dxe5 Nc6 3. Nf3 f6 3... Qe7 4. Qd5 d6 5. Bg5 4. e4 4. exf6!? Qxf6 5. a3 4... fxe5 5. Bc4 Nf6 5... Qf6 6. Nc3 6. Ng5 d5 7. exd5 Na5 8. Bb5+ c6 9. dxc6 Qxd1+ 10. Kxd1 bxc6 6... h6? Prevents intrusion on g5 6... Bb4!?= 7. Nh4 White has a strong king attack 7... Bb4 8. Bd2 White has a very active position 8. Ng6!? Rh7 9. O-O Bxc3 10. bxc3 8... Ne7 9. Qf3 Black has a cramped position. Black's piece can't move: c8 9. f4!? d6 10. fxe5 dxe5 11. h3 9... d6= White has a very active position 10. a3 White threatens to win material: a3xb4 10... Bc5 White has a very active position 10... Bxc3 11. Bxc3 Bg4 12. Qd3= 11. Qg3 White threatens to win material: Qg3xg7 11. h3 Qd7= 11... Nh5 Black threatens to win material: Nh5xg3 11... g5!? should be considered 12. Bxg5 hxg5 13. Qxg5 Rf8= 12. Qf3 White threatens to win material: Qf3xh5 12... Nf6 Twofold repetition 13. O-O-O Loses material 13... Bg4 Black threatens to win material: Bg4xf3 13... Qd7!?= and Black is still in the game 14. Qg3 Qd7 15. f3 White threatens to win material: f3xg4 15... Be6 16. Qxg7 Rh7 16... O-O-O 17. Qxf6 Bxc4 18. Bxh6 17. Qxf6 Bxc4 18. Bxh6 White has a mate threat 18. f4!? exf4 19. Qxf4 18... O-O-O Black castles and improves king safety 19. Bg5 Rf7? 19... Rg8 would keep Black alive 20. Qh6 Rg8 20... Ng8 21. Qh5 Rdf8 22. Nf5 21. Bxe7 Rxe7 22. Nf5 22. Qd2 Rh7 23. g3 Be6 22... Rh7 23. Qd2 a5?? Black falls apart 23... Be6 24. b4 Bb6 25. g4 24. g4 24. h4 seems even better 24... Qf7 24... b5? 24... Rh3 25. Nd5 Bxd5 26. Qxd5 Re8 25. Nd5 b4 25... Qe6 does not improve anything 26. Qxa5 Kb7 27. Qd2 26. axb4 26. b3 makes it even easier for White 26... Rf8 27. axb4 axb4 28. bxc4 Qa4 26... Qa4 26... Bxb4 there is nothing else anyway 27. Nxb4 Qa4 27. Qc3 Be2 27... Rgh8 what else? 28. b3 Qa3+ 29. Kb1 Bxb3 30. Qxb3 axb4 28. Nxd6+! takes home the point 28... Kb8 28... Bxd6 29. Nb6+ Kb7 (29... Kb8 30. Nxa4 Combination) (29... Kd8 30. Rxd6+ Deflection) 30. Nxa4 Combination 28... cxd6 29. bxc5 Zwischenzug 29. Qxc5 Bxd1 30. Rxd1 cxd6 31. Qxd6+ Kc8 32. Qe6+ 32. Nb6+ Kb7 33. Nxa4 Rc7 34. Rd5 axb4 35. Rb5+ Kc8 36. Nb6+ Kb8 37. Nd5+ Ka8 38. Nxc7+ Ka7 39. Qc5# 32... Kb7 33. Qxg8 Qa1+ 34. Kd2 Rxh2+ 34... Qxd1+ doesn't get the bull off the ice 35. Kxd1 Rc7 36. bxa5 Rd7 37. Qg6 Re7 38. Nxe7 Kc7 39. Nd5+ Kd7 40. a6 Kd8 41. Qd6+ Kc8 42. Qc7# 35. Kc3 35. Ke3 Qc1+ 36. Rxc1 a4 37. Qf7+ Ka8 38. Ra1 Rh7 39. Rxa4+ Kb8 40. Qxh7 Kc8 41. Qc7# 35... Qxd1 35... Rxc2+ does not help much 36. Kxc2 Qa4+ 37. Kd2 Qc6 38. Rh1 Ka7 39. Qd8 Ka6 40. Qb8 a4 41. Nc7+ Qxc7 42. Rh6+ Qc6 43. Rxc6# 36. Qf7+ Kc6 36... Ka8 doesn't get the cat off the tree 37. Qe8+ Kb7 38. Qd7+ Ka8 39. Qc6+ Kb8 40. Qb6+ Ka8 41. Nc7# 37. Qc7+ Kb5 38. Qb6+ Ka4 39. Qxa5# 1-0 [Houdini 4 x64B (30s)]

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