Pirc DefenseB07

McNally R.
Donelly M.

Kenilworth B v Stratford A
Maidford, 2016


B07: Pirc Defence: Miscellaneous Systems

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Nge2 c6 5. a4 Nbd7 6. g3 Bg7 7. Bg2 O-O 8. h3 e5 9. Be3 Qc7 10. O-O last book move 10... b6 11. Qd2 a6 Consolidates b5 11... Bb7 12. Rfd1= 12. f4 12. Rfd1!? 12... Bb7= 13. g4 exd4 13... exf4 14. Nxf4 h6 15. a5 14. Bxd4 Not 14. Nxd4 c5 15. Nde2 Rae8 14... c5 15. Be3 15. Bf2 Rfe8 16. Ng3 15... Rae8 e4 seems the pivot of the position 16. Ng3 White prepares f5. Black has a cramped position 16... Re7?? throwing away the advantage 16... d5 would keep Black in the game 17. exd5 Nxg4 18. hxg4 Rxe3 17. g5 Ne8 18. f5 f6 19. Nd5 19. h4 fxg5 20. hxg5 Ref7 19... Bxd5 20. Qxd5+ Kh8 21. fxg6 hxg6 22. Rf4 22. Ne2!? fxg5 23. Bxg5 22... fxg5= 23. Rxf8+ Nxf8 24. Qxg5 Re5 Black threatens to win material: Re5xg5 24... Bxb2 25. Rf1 Rf7 26. Ne2= 25. Qh4+ Kg8 Black has a cramped position 26. Bf4 White threatens to win material: Bf4xe5 26... Qe7 Black threatens to win material: Qe7xh4 26... Re6 27. e5 dxe5 28. Bg5 27. Qg4 Nf6 28. Qe2 Nh5?? strolling merrily down the path to disaster 28... Re6 29. Qc4 Kh7 29. Bxe5 Qxe5 29... Bxe5 cannot undo what has already been done 30. Nxh5 gxh5 31. Rf1 30. Nxh5 gxh5 31. Qc4+ 31. Rd1 seems even better 31... Qxb2 32. Qxh5 Qe5 31... Kh7 32. Qd5 Qxd5 33. exd5 Bxb2 34. Rb1 Bd4+ 35. Kh1 Nd7 35... b5 36. axb5 axb5 37. Rxb5 36. Be4+ Kh6 36... Kg7 doesn't improve anything 37. Bf5 Ne5 38. Rxb6 37. Bf5 Nf6 38. Rxb6 Nxd5 38... Kg5 no good, but what else? 39. Be6 Kf4 40. Rxa6 Ke5 39. Rxd6+ Nf6 40. Rxa6 Kg5 40... c4 is no salvation 41. Kg2 41. Bd3 Nd5 41... c4 is not much help 42. Bxc4 Ne8 43. a5 42. a5 Nf4 42... Kf4 does not improve anything 43. Re6 Nb4 44. a6 Nxa6 45. Bxa6 43. Rc6 Nxh3 43... c4 a fruitless try to alter the course of the game 44. Rxc4 Be3 45. a6 44. a6 Nf2+ 45. Kg2 h4 45... c4 there is nothing else anyway 46. Rxc4 Bb6 46. a7 h3+ 47. Kf1 47. Kg3 Nh1+ 48. Kxh3 Nf2+ 49. Kg2 Nxd3 50. cxd3 Be5 51. a8=Q Bh2 52. Qg8+ Kf4 53. Qe6 Kg5 54. Rxc5+ Be5 55. Rxe5+ Kf4 56. Qf5# 47... h2 48. Be4! the end, the rest is history 48... Nxe4 49. Kg2 Bg1 50. a8=Q Ng3 51. Qg8+ Kf4 51... Kf5 does not win a prize 52. Qg6+ Kf4 53. Qxg3+ Ke4 54. Re6+ Kd5 55. Rd6+ Ke4 56. Qg4+ Ke5 57. Re6+ Kd5 58. c4# 52. Qxg3+ 1-0 [Fritz 13 (30s)]

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