Pirc-RobatschB06

Rumsby S.
Davies P.

Stratford B v Banbury D
2017


B06: Modern Defence

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Be3 d6 4. Qd2 a6 last book move 5. f4 Nd7 6. Nf3 Black has a cramped position. Black's piece can't move: c8 6... Ngf6 Black threatens to win material: Nf6xe4 7. Nc3 b5 8. Bd3 Bb7 9. f5 Black has a cramped position 9. e5 b4 10. Ne2 Ng4 9... Ng4 9... c5 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11. Bxc5 dxc5 10. fxg6 10. a4!?= is an interesting alternative 10... hxg6 11. b3? 11. Bg5 c5 12. Nd5 Bxd5 13. exd5 cxd4 14. O-O-O 11... Nxe3 12. Qxe3 c5 13. Ne2 cxd4 14. Qf2 14. Nfxd4 Nf6 15. b4 Qb6 14... Qa5+ 15. Nd2 15. Kf1 praying for a miracle 15... Ne5 16. Nf4 Ng4 17. Qe2 17. Qg3 doesn't change the outcome of the game 17... Ne3 18. Ke2 Rc8 17... Ne3 18. Kf2 Bc8 18... Bh6 might be the shorter path 19. g3 e5 20. a4 exf4 21. axb5 19. h3 19. Nf1 what else? 19... e5 20. Nd5 Nxd5 21. exd5 19... Bh6 20. g3 20. a4 cannot undo what has already been done 20... Bxf4 21. axb5 Qc3 20... e5 21. Ng2 21. a4 a fruitless try to alter the course of the game 21... exf4 22. axb5 Qd8 21... Nxg2 22. Kxg2 Qxd2 23. a4 b4 24. Raf1 24. Qxd2 does not win a prize 24... Bxd2 25. Kf3 Bb7 24... Qxe2+ 25. Bxe2 Bb7 26. Bd3 26. Rf6 is not much help 26... Bxe4+ 27. Bf3 Bxf3+ 28. Rxf3 Be3 26... d5 27. Re1 27. Rh2 does not solve anything 27... dxe4 28. Bc4 f5 27... Be3 28. Rhf1 28. Kf3 does not help much 28... Rc8 29. Rxe3 f5 30. exf5 dxe3 28... dxe4 29. Bc4 f5 30. Rxe3 30. h4 there is nothing better in the position 30... dxe3 31. Re1 f4 32. Be6 Rd8 32... Bc8 seems even better 33. h4 Bxe6 33. Re2 f3+ 34. Kf1 34. Kh2 doesn't get the cat off the tree 34... fxe2 35. h4 e1=Q 36. Kh3 Qf1+ 37. Kg4 Qf3+ 38. Kg5 Qxg3+ 39. Kf6 Qf4+ 40. Kg7 Qf8+ 41. Kxg6 Rh6+ 42. Kg5 Qf4# 34... fxe2+ 34... Rd1+ 35. Re1 e2+ 36. Kf2 Rxe1 37. Kxe1 Rf8 38. Bf5 Rxf5 39. Kd2 f2 40. Kc1 e1=Q+ 41. Kb2 f1=Q 42. c3 Qd2# 34... Rd1+ 35. Kxe2 Rd2+ 36. Kxe3 Rxc2 37. h4 37. Bg4 does not save the day 37... Ke7 38. Bd1 Rc3+ 39. Kd2 Rxh3 40. Ke2 Rh2+ 41. Kf1 Rh1+ 42. Ke2 e3 43. Bc2 Rh2+ 44. Kf1 Rcxc2 45. a5 Rc1# 37... Rc3+ 37... Rc3+ 38. Ke2 Rxg3 39. Bc4 Rxh4 40. Kf2 Rf3+ 41. Ke2 Rh2+ 42. Ke1 Rh1+ 43. Kd2 Rc3 44. Bb5+ axb5 45. axb5 e3+ 46. Ke2 Rh2+ 47. Kd1 Rd2+ 48. Ke1 Rc1# 37... Rf8 38. Bg4 Rf1 39. Be2 Re1 40. h5 Rexe2# 0-1 [Fritz 13 (20s)]

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