PircB07

Madden J.
Rumsby S.

U125 KO
2016


B07: Pirc Defence: Miscellaneous Systems

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Bc4 last book move 4... Nxe4 5. Qf3 White threatens to win material: Qf3xe4 5. Bxf7+!? is the best option White has 5... Kxf7 6. Nxe4 5... Nf6 6. Ne4 Bg7 7. Ne2 Nc6 White has a very active position 8. Ng5? 8. Nxf6+!? has some apparent merit 8... exf6 9. Bd2 8... e6 8... d5 9. Bb5 h6 10. Nh3 9. Be3? 9. Qa3!? O-O 9... O-O 9... h6 keeps an even firmer grip 10. Nxe6 Bxe6 11. Bxe6 fxe6 12. Nf4 10. O-O-O? 10. Bb5 d5 11. Bxc6 bxc6 10... d5 10... h6 might be the shorter path 11. Nh3 e5 12. Nc3 11. Bd3 Nb4 11... h6!? and Black can already relax 12. Nh3 Re8 13. Bf4 12. a3 Nxd3+ 13. Rxd3 Bd7 14. Ng3 14. h4 h6 14... h6 15. h4 Qe7 15... c5!? seems even better 16. Nh3 Qe7 17. h5 cxd4 18. Bxd4 16. Rc3 c6 17. Nh3 b5 18. h5 e5 19. dxe5 Qxe5 20. Bf4 20. Rd3 20... Qe8 20... Qd4!? 21. Bd6 Rfe8 22. Bc5 21. Re3 21. Bd6 Ng4 22. hxg6 fxg6 23. Bxf8 Qxf8 (23... Bxf8?! 24. Qd1=) 24. Qxf8+ Rxf8 21... Qc8 21... Qd8 22. Be5 22. Bxh6 22. Be5!? and White is still in the game 22... Qd8 23. Nf4 22... Bxh6 23. Qxf6 Bxe3+ 23... Qd8!? 24. Qd4 Qb6 24. fxe3 White has a mate threat 24... Qd8 Black threatens to win material: Qd8xf6 25. Qf4 Black king safety improved 25... Qe7 26. Qh6 Qe5 27. hxg6 White has a mate threat. 27... Qg7 Black threatens to win material: Qg7xh6 28. Qh4? 28. Nf4 and White has air to breath 28... Qxh6 29. Rxh6 fxg6 30. Nxg6= 28... fxg6 29. Ng5 Rf5?? lets it slip away 29... a5 30. Kb1 b4 31. axb4 axb4 32. Qxb4 Rab8 30. Nxf5 Bxf5 31. Nh3?? forfeits the clear win 31. Qf4 makes it even easier for White 31... Rf8 32. Qd6 Rf6 31... Kf7?? 31... Re8 and Black could well hope to play on 32. Qf4 Re8? 32... Kg8 33. Ng5 Rf8 34. Qd6 33. g4 Re4 33... Qe5 is still a small chance 34. gxf5 Qxe3+ 35. Qxe3 Rxe3 34. Ng5+ Kg8 35. Qb8+ 1-0 [Fritz 13 (20s)]

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