PircB07

Graff B.
Drury P.

Individual U140 KO
Maidford, 2012


B07: Pirc Defence: Miscellaneous Systems. The White pieces work well together, but it is the unusual slow crooked walk of the Bishop from g2 to g6 that decides the game.

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Be3 Bg7 5. Qd2 O-O 6. O-O-O Ng4 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 Nc6 last book move 9. f3 Nf6 10. g4 Nh7 10... Nd7 11. Bf2 11. Nge2 11. Bf2 e5 12. d5 11... g5? 11... Rb8!? looks like a viable alternative 12. Bg3 12. Bf2 Rb8 12... e5 13. d5 Ne7 14. h4 Ng6 15. hxg5 hxg5 15... Qxg5 16. Bg2 16. Bg2 16. Rh5 Bf6 16... Nf4 16... Nh4 17. Rh2 Re8 17. Nxf4 exf4 18. Bf2 f6 18... Nf6 19. Rh3 19. Rh2 Rf7 20. Rdh1 20. Nb5 makes it even easier for White 20... Nf8 20... Nf8 21. Ne2 21. Nb5 and White can already relax 21... c5 21... Ng6 21... c5 22. dxc6 bxc6 23. Nd4 22. Nd4 Qe8 22... Ne5 23. Rh3 23. Nf5 23. Bf1!? might be the shorter path 23... Ne5 24. Be2 c6 23... Bxf5 24. gxf5 Ne5 25. Bd4 25. Rh7 keeps an even firmer grip 25... c6 25... Qa4 26. a3 26. Kb1 c6 26... Re8 27. Bxe5 Rxe5 28. Bh3 28. Bf1 28... Qc4? 28... Kf8 29. Bg4 Qa2 29... Kf8 30. Qc3 30. c3 a5 31. Rh7 c5 30... b5 30... c6!? 31. Bh5 Rd7?? Black falls apart 31... Rf8 32. Qc6 Ree7 33. Qa8+ Bf8 33... Re8 does not improve anything 34. Qxe8+ Bf8 35. Bf7+ Rxf7 36. Rh8+ Kg7 37. R1h7# 34. Bg6 34. Bf7+! Kxf7 35. Qxf8+ Kxf8 36. Rh8+ Kg7 37. R1h7# 1-0 [Fritz 9 (10s)]

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