King's GambitC30

Bruce H. (63)
Stuart C.

LDCL 4 Solihull C vs Kenilworth E
2009


C30: King's Gambit Declined

1. e4 e5 2. f4 d6 3. Nf3 last book move 3... Be7 4. Be2 h6 Covers g5 4... Bh4+ 5. g3 Bf6 6. d3= 5. O-O 5. fxe5 dxe5 6. Nxe5 Bh4+ 7. g3 Bf6 5... Nf6 Black threatens to win material: Nf6xe4 6. Nc3 6. d3 O-O 6... a6 Controls b5 6... exf4 7. d4 g5 8. Kh1= 7. fxe5 7. d4 exd4 8. Nxd4 O-O 7... dxe5 8. Nxe5 Sacrifices material 8. d4 exd4 9. Nxd4 8... O-O?? with this move Black loses his initiative 8... Qd4+ 9. Kh1 Qxe5= 9. d3?? White loses the upper hand 9. d4 White missed this excellent chance 9... Qd4+ 10. Kh1 Qxe5 11. Bf4 Qc5 11... Qd4 12. h3? 12. d4 Qa7 12... Nbd7 12... Nc6 13. Bxc7 Nd4 14. Bf4 13. Na4 13. d4!? Qc6 14. Qd3 13... Qc6 14. Nc3 Bd6 15. Be3 Ne5 15... b6 16. Qe1 16. Qd2 16. Bxh6 Be7 17. Be3 Be6 16... Be6 16... Be7 17. Rad1 17. Rf2 17. Bxh6 Nh7 (17... gxh6?! 18. Rxf6 Qb6 19. Qxh6 Qxb2 20. Qg5+ Ng6 21. Rxg6+ fxg6 22. Qxg6+ Kh8 23. Qh6+ Kg8 24. Qg6+ (24. Qxe6+? is seductive, but 24... Kh7 25. Rg1 Qxc3) 24... Kh8 25. Qh6+ Kg8 26. Qg6+= (26. Qxe6+? is very tempting, but 26... Kh7 27. Rg1 Qxc3) ) 18. Bf4 Ng6 17... Qd7 17... Be7 18. d4 Nc4 19. Bxc4 Bxc4 20. d5 18. Raf1 18. d4 Ng6 19. e5 Nxe5 20. dxe5 Bxe5 21. Bd3 18... Bxh3?? letting the wind out of his own sails 18... Qe7 would have given Black a clear advantage 19. d4 Nfg4 20. dxe5 Nxf2+ 21. Bxf2 Bxe5 19. Rxf6 19. gxh3? is tempting, but 19... Qxh3+ 20. Rh2 Qxh2+ 21. Kxh2 Nf3+ 22. Kg2 Nxd2 23. Bxd2 Be5 19... Bxg2+?? gives the opponent new chances 19... Be6 and Black can hope to live 20. R6f2 Qe7= 20. Kxg2 Ng4?? terrible, but what else could Black do to save the game? 20... gxf6 21. Bxh6 Ng6 21. R6f5 Qe7 21... Nxe3+ cannot change destiny 22. Qxe3 Rae8 23. d4 22. Bg5 22. Bxg4 ends the debate 22... Qh4 23. R1f4 Bxf4 24. Rxf4 Qg5 22... hxg5 23. Bxg4 f6 23... c6 is not the saving move 24. Rxg5 g6 25. d4 24. Bh5 24. Nd5 Qe8 25. Qc3 Rf7 26. Rxf6 Be5 27. Rxf7 Bxc3 28. Ne7+ Qxe7 29. Rxe7 Bb4 24... c6 24... g6 doesn't do any good 25. Bxg6 Qg7 26. Bh5 25. Bg6 Qc7 25... Qe6 does not improve anything 26. Qe2 Rfe8 27. Qh5 26. Rh1 26. Qd1 seems even better 26... Rf7 27. Qh5 Rb8 26... Rfd8 26... Bf4 a last effort to resist the inevitable 27. Qe2 Rf7 27. Qe2 Kf8 28. Rh7 28. Rxf6+! gxf6 29. Rh8+ Kg7 30. Rh7+ Kf8 31. Qh5 Rd7 32. Rh8+ Ke7 33. Qh7+ Ke6 34. Bf5+ Ke5 35. Ne2 Rxh7 36. d4# 28... b5 28... Be5 what else? 29. Qh5 Bf4 30. Rxf6+! Demolition of pawn structure. 30... Ke7 30... gxf6 Theme: Deflection from h6 31. Qh6+ The nicest combinations are those leading to mate 31. Rf7+ 31. Rf7+ Kd6 32. e5+ Kc5 33. Rxc7 1-0 [Fritz 9 (20s)]

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