SicilianB23

Angela Pates (79)
Bruce Holland (93)

LDCL Div 4 (Kenilworth )
Kenilworth, 2011


B20: Sicilian: Unusual White 2nd moves

1. e4 c5 2. Bc4 e6 3. Nc3 last book move 3... Nc6 4. Nf3 d6 Prevents intrusion on e5 5. O-O Be7 6. a3 Controls b4 6... a6 Secures b5 6... Qb6 7. d3= 7. d3 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Nf6 7... Nf6 8. h3 Consolidates g4 8. d4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Qc7= 8... O-O 9. Re1 b5 Black threatens to win material: b5xc4 10. Ba2 Bb7 11. Ne2 11. Bf4 Re8 11... Qc7 11... d5 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Ng3 12. Bf4 Kh8 13. Qd2 Rad8 14. b4 14. a4 bxa4 15. Bg5 Kg8 14... Qb6 14... Ne5 15. Qe3 15. c3 Covers d4 15... Rfe8 15... Ne5 16. Qe3 Nxf3+ 17. Qxf3= 16. Qc2 Rc8 16... Kg8= 17. Rad1 17. Ng5 Rf8 17... Nh5 17... cxb4!? 18. Ng5 Kg8 19. Nxe6 bxa3 18. Be3 Red8 18... Qc7 19. bxc5 dxc5 20. Rb1= 19. d4 c4?? Black wins space 19... cxd4 would bring relief 20. Nexd4 Qc7= 20. d5 Qc7 21. dxc6 Bxc6 22. Bb1 g6 22... e5 23. Ng3 Nxg3 24. fxg3 23. Ng5 Rf8 24. Nf3?? lets it slip away 24. Nd4 and White can already relax 24... Bd7 24... Kg8?? Black has let it slip away 24... Rfd8 25. Nfd4 Bd7 25. Qd2 Rcd8 25... e5 26. Ng3 Nxg3 27. fxg3 26. Bh6 Ng7 26... Rfe8 27. g4 Ng7 28. Nf4 27. Bxg7 27. Nfd4 makes it even easier for White 27... Bb7 27... Kxg7 28. Qe3 Rd7 28... e5 29. Rd2 29. Nh2 29. Ned4 seems even better 29... f5 29... Rdd8 30. Nf4 Rf6 31. exf5 Qb7 31... exf5 there is nothing better in the position 32. Qd4 Qa7 33. Rxe7+ Rxe7 34. Ne6+ Kf7 35. Nd8+ Kg7 36. Qxa7 Rxa7 37. Nxc6 Ra8 32. Nxe6+ Kg8 33. fxg6 hxg6 34. Ng4 Rxe6 35. Qxe6+ Kg7 35... Kh8 does not improve anything 36. Qxg6 Be4 37. Bxe4 Qxe4 38. Rxe4 Bf8 39. Nf6 Rg7 40. Rh4+ Rh7 41. Rxh7# 36. f3 36. Qxg6+ Kf8 37. Nf6 Bxf6 38. Re8# 36... Bh4 36... Qb6+ a fruitless try to alter the course of the game 37. Kh1 Qd8 38. Qxg6+ Kf8 39. Nh6 Bd5 40. Rxd5 Bf6 41. Qg8# 37. Re2 37. Qxg6+ Kh8 38. Re8# 37... Bg3 38. Qxg6+ 38. Qxg6+ Kh8 39. Re8# 1-0 [Fritz 9 (10s)]

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