SicilianB22

Shurrock D.
Searle C.

Stratford A v Kenilworth B
2018


B22: Sicilian: 2 c3

1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Be2 e6 7. O-O Be7 8. h3 Bh5 9. Be3 last book move 9... Nbd7 9... Nc6 10. dxc5 Qxd1 11. Rxd1 10. c4 White threatens to win material: c4xd5 10... Qc6 White has an active position 11. Nc3 O-O 12. a3 12. d5 exd5 13. cxd5 Qb6 12... a6 White has a very active position 13. Rc1 White has an active position 13. Bf4 cxd4 14. Nxd4 Qc5 13... Rfd8= 14. Qc2 White has a very active position 14... Bg6 15. Bd3 Bxd3 16. Qxd3 cxd4 17. Nxd4 Less advisable is 17. Bxd4 e5 18. Nd5 Nxd5 19. cxd5 Qxd5 17... Qc7 White has an active position 18. Qe2 Rac8 19. Nb1 Nc5 20. Nd2 Nce4 21. Rfd1 Qe5 21... Nxd2 22. Rxd2 (22. Qxd2?? e5) 22... Nd5 23. Nf5= 22. N2f3 White threatens to win material: Nf3xe5 22... Qh5 23. b4 White has an active position 23... Bd6 23... a5 24. c5 Nd5 25. Qd3= 24. c5 White threatens to win material: c5xd6 24... Bb8 White has an active position 25. Nb3 25. c6 b5 25... g5 25... Nd5 26. Qd3 Nef6 27. Bg5 26. Rxd8+ 26. c6!? bxc6 27. Nc5 26... Rxd8 27. Rd1 White threatens to win material: Rd1xd8 27... Rc8 27... Rxd1+!? is worth looking at 28. Qxd1 Bc7 28. Bd4 Qg6 28... g4 29. hxg4 Qxg4 30. Bxf6 Nxf6 29. Be5?? forfeits the advantage 29. Re1 and the scales tip in favour of White 29... h5 30. Na5 29... g4= Black threatens to win material: g4xf3 30. Nh4 White threatens to win material: Nh4xg6 30. Bxf6!? gxf3 31. Qxf3 Nxf6 32. Qxb7= 30... Qg5 31. Bxf6 Nxf6 32. g3 Secures f4 32... gxh3 33. Qf3 33. Nf3 Qg6 33... h2+ 33... Ng4 34. Nd2 (34. Qxb7?? That pawn is poisoned 34... Bxg3 35. Nf3 Qf4) 34... h5 35. Qxb7 34. Kh1 34. Kg2 Ng4 35. Qxb7 Rf8= 34... Ng4 35. Rd4 35. Rd7 Rf8 36. Qe2 h5= 35... f5 35... h5 36. Qe2 36. Qe2 Nxf2+?? Black is ruining his position 36... Kh8 37. Ng2 Rg8 37. Qxf2 Bxg3 38. Qe2 38. Qg2 e5 (38... Bxh4? looks interesting, but 39. Rxh4 Qxg2+ 40. Kxg2) 39. Qd5+ Kh8 38... e5 38... Bxh4 39. Qxe6+ Kg7 40. Qd7+ Qe7 41. Qxe7+ (41. Qxc8 is refuted by a beautiful mate 41... Qe1+ 42. Kxh2 Qg3+ 43. Kh1 Qf3+ 44. Kg1 Bf2+ 45. Kf1 Bg3+ 46. Kg1 Qf2+ 47. Kh1 Qh2#) 41... Bxe7 42. Rd7= 39. Nxf5 White wins a piece. 39. Nf3!? Qe7 40. Na5 39... Bf4= Black has a mate threat 40. Rd1?? gives the opponent counterplay 40. Qg2 would keep White alive 40... Qxg2+ 41. Kxg2 exd4 42. Ne7+ Kf7 43. Nxc8= 40... Qxf5 41. Qg2+?? the pressure is too much, White crumbles 41. Na5 Kh8 42. Nxb7 41... Kh8 42. Qxb7 42. Qe2 the only chance to get some counterplay 42... Rg8 43. Nd2 Bxd2 44. Rxd2 Rg1+ 45. Kxh2 42... Rg8 43. Qd5 43. Nc1 is not much help 43... Qg4 44. Ne2 Qxe2 45. Qd5 Rg1+ 46. Rxg1 hxg1=Q+ 47. Kxg1 Be3+ 48. Kh1 Qf1+ 49. Kh2 Bf4# 43... Be3 43... Be3 44. Qxg8+ Kxg8 45. Nd4 Qe4+ 46. Nf3 Qxf3+ 47. Kxh2 Qxd1 48. Kg3 h5 49. Kh2 Qe2+ 50. Kg3 Bf4+ 51. Kh4 Qg4# 43... Qg6 44. Qxg8+ Kxg8 45. Rd8+ Kf7 46. Rd7+ Ke8 47. Rd8+ Kxd8 48. c6 Qxc6# 0-1 [Fritz 13 (20s)]

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