QGDD31

Graff B.
Searle C.

Stratford A v kenilworth B
2016


A41: 1 d4 d6: Tartakower System and Modern Defence

1. d4 c6 1... d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3= 2. Nf3 d6 Controls e5 2... Nf6 3. e3 3. Nc3 Qc7 4. Bf4 Nf6 5. e3 Bg4 6. Be2 Nbd7 7. h3 White threatens to win material: h3xg4 7... Bh5 8. O-O e5 9. Bh2 Be7 10. Re1 O-O 11. Nh4 Bg6 12. Nxg6 hxg6 13. e4 White prepares the advance d5 13. Qd3 d5 13... b5 13... Qb6 14. dxe5 dxe5 15. Rb1= 14. Bf3 14. a3 Rfb8 14... a5 15. d5 This push gains space 15. Re3 Nb6 16. b3 a4= 15... b4 Black wins space 16. Na4 c5 16... cxd5!? should be examined more closely 17. exd5 Nc5 18. Nxc5 Qxc5= 17. c4 bxc3 18. Nxc3 Rab8 Black threatens to win material: Rb8xb2 19. Re2 Rb7 20. a4 White has a new backward pawn: b2 20. Rc2 Rfb8 21. Rb1 Rb4 20... Nh7 20... Rb4!?= 21. Nb5 White threatens to win material: Nb5xc7. Menacing 21... Qc8 22. Re3 f5 23. exf5 gxf5 White has an active position 24. Be2 24. Rc1 24... g5? 24... Nb6= is a viable option 25. Qd2 25. Rb3 Ndf6 25... Qd8 25... Nhf6 26. Rea3 f4 27. Qxa5 Nxd5 28. Rd3 26. Raa3 26. Rb3 Ndf6 26... Ndf6 26... Nhf6 27. Qc2 Kg7 28. Reb3 ( 28. Qxf5 Nxd5 29. Qe4 N7f6 (29... Nxe3 30. Rxe3 ( 30. Qxb7 Nc2 31. Rc3 Nd4 32. Nxd4 exd4) 30... Rb6 31. Bd3) ) 28... Nxd5 29. Nd4 cxd4 30. Rxb7 27. f3 27. Bd3 f4 (27... Nxd5?? the pawn contains a lethal dose of poison 28. Bc4 Kg7 29. Bxd5) 28. Re1 Nd7 27... Rd7 27... Nh5 28. Reb3 28. Bd3 Nh5 28... Nxd5?? the pawn must remain untouched 29. Bc4 Nhf6 30. Nc3 29. Re1 29. Qc2 Ng7 29... Rf6 30. Qc2 Ng7 30... Qf8 31. Bf1 31. g4 31. Rb3!? Rf7 31... Qf8 32. Qd2 32. Rb3 Bd8 32... Bd8 33. Kg2 fxg4 33... Qf7!? 34. hxg4 Rdf7 34... Rh6 35. Rh1 Qf6 36. Nc3 35. Be4 35. Rh1 Rh6 (35... Rxf3?? taking the pawn is naive 36. Bxh7+ Kxh7 37. Bxe5+ Kg8 38. Rxf3 Rxf3 39. Nxd6) 36. Raa1 Ne8 (36... Rxf3?? the pawn is indigestible 37. Bxe5 Rh4 38. Bxh7+ (38. Nxd6?? has the one big disadvantage in 4 38... Rxg4+ 39. Bg3 Rgxg3+ 40. Kh2 Rf2+ 41. Qxf2 Qxf2#) 38... Kxh7 39. Qe2) 35... Rh6 36. Bg1 36. Rh1!? Be7 37. Bc2 36... Ne8 37. Be3 37. Bf2 Nhf6 38. Qxg5+ Kh8 37... Qg7 37... Nhf6 38. Bb1 Nd7 39. Rf1 38. Raa1 38. Rh1 Rxh1 39. Kxh1 38... Nef6?? 38... Nf8!? and Black can hope to survive 39. Qc2 Ng6 40. Bxg6 Qxg6 41. Qxg6+ Rxg6 39. Nxd6 39. Bf5!? and White can already relax 39... Nf8 40. Rh1 Rxh1 41. Rxh1 Ne8 39... Nxg4 39... Nxe4 40. Nxe4 Nf6 41. Rh1 (41. Nxc5?! e4 42. Nxe4 Nxe4) 41... Nxe4 42. fxe4 40. fxg4 Rxd6 41. Bxc5 Rh6 42. Rh1 Nf6 43. Bf5 Rb7?? a blunder in a bad position 43... Nh5 44. Rxh5 Rxh5 44. Be6+ Kh7 44... Rf7 the only chance to get some counterplay 45. Rxh6 Qxh6 45. Rxh6+ Kxh6 46. Rh1+ Kg6 47. Qf2 Nh5 47... Rxb2 is not much help 48. Qxb2 Qf7 49. Bxf7+ Kxf7 50. Qxe5 Kg7 51. Qxg5+ Kf7 52. Qf5 Kg7 53. Rh6 Be7 54. Qg6+ Kf8 55. Rh8+ Ng8 56. Rxg8# 48. Qf5+ 1-0 [Fritz 13 (30s)]

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