QGDD43

M. Campling
G. King

Ban B v Ken D
2006


D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 h6 last book move 5. e3 c6 Covers b5 6. a3 Prevents intrusion on b4 6... Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. c5 This push gains space 8. O-O Nbd7+/= 8... Bc7= 9. Bc2 9. O-O Nbd7= 9... Nbd7=/+ 10. Nd2 e5 11. dxe5 11. O-O b6 12. b4 Re8=/+ 11... Bxe5 12. Nf3 Bxc3+ 13. bxc3 Nxc5 14. a4 Qc7 14... Re8 15. O-O-+ 15. Ba3-/+ Nfd7 15... b6 16. Qd4-/+ 16. Rb1 Re8 17. Rb4 17. O-O!?-/+ 17... Nf6 18. h3 18. Rh4 Nce4 19. Bb2-+ 18... Nce4 19. Bb2 Be6 19... b6 20. O-O-+ 20. Qb1 20. Ba1 c5 21. Rb1 Rad8-+ 20... a5 20... c5!? keeps an even firmer grip 21. Rb3 d4 22. cxd4 Bxb3 23. Bxb3-+ 21. Rd4 c5 22. Rd1 Rad8 22... >= b5-+ 23. Nd2? 23. c4!?-/+ 23... Nxd2 23... >= Ng3 seems even better 24. Rg1 Nfe4-+ 24. Rxd2 Bd7 24... Nd7 25. O-O-+ 25. O-O 25. c4!? dxc4 26. Bxf6 gxf6 27. O-O-/+ 25... Bc6-+ 26. Rd3 Ne4 27. Ba3 27. Qa2 Nd6-+ 27... b6 27... c4 28. Rd4 Nxc3 29. Qe1 Nxa4 30. Qa1-+ 28. c4? 28. Qb2 Rb8-+ 28... d4 28... >= dxc4 might be the shorter path 29. Rxd8 Qxd8-+ 29. exd4 cxd4 29... >= Rxd4!? 30. Re1 Rxc4-+ 30. Bb2-/+ White threatens to win material: Bb2xd4 30... Nc5 The isolani on a4 becomes a target. Black threatens to win material: Nc5xd3 30... Rd6 31. Bxd4 Rg6-/+ 31. Rxd4= Qb7?? releasing the pressure on the opponent >= 31... Rxd4 and Black is still in the game 32. Bxd4 Qd8= 32. Rg4+- Ne6 32... >= f6 33. Bxf6 Rd7+- 33. Bh7+ >= 33. Re1 would have given White a clear advantage 33... g5 34. Bh7+ Kf8 35. Qf5+- Nc5 36. Rxe8+ Kxe8 37. Qe5+ 37... Qe7 38. Qh8+ Kd7 39. Rd4+ Kc8 40. Bf5+ 40... Bd7 41. Bxd7+ Nxd7 42. Qg7 Qe1+ 43. Kh2 43... Qxf2 44. Ba3 Re8 45. Rd3 Qf4+ 46. Rg3 46... Re3 33... Kh8+/= 34. Bf5 Ng5? 34... >= f6+/= 35. Rh4?? gives away a clear win >= 35. Qa1 and White is on the road to success 35... f6 36. Bxf6+- 35... f6=/+ 35... Bxg2 36. Rxh6+ Kg8 37. Bh7+ Kh8 38. Be4+ Kg8 39. Bxb7 Bxb7 40. Bxg7 Kxg7 41. Qxb6+- 36. Bxf6 >= 36. Rg4=/+ 36... Kg8?? weakening the position >= 36... gxf6 was possible 37. Rxh6+ Kg7 38. Rg6+ Kf7=/+ 37. Bxg5 Rd6 37... hxg5 a last effort to resist the inevitable 38. Bh7+ Kh8+- 38. Be3 38. Bh7+!? makes it even easier for White 38... Kh8 39. Bg6 Ree6+- 38... Bxg2 39. Re1 Bh1 39... Qc6 doesn't change the outcome of the game 40. Bxh6 Rxh6 41. Rxe8+ Qxe8 42. Rxh6 gxh6 43. Kxg2+- 40. Rg4 Bf3 40... Red8 doesn't do any good 41. Bc2 Re6 42. Rd1+- 41. Rg3 41. Bd4 seems even better 41... Rxe1+ 42. Qxe1 Qf7 43. Rxg7+ Qxg7+ 44. Bxg7 Rd1 45. Qxd1 Bxd1 46. Bxh6 Bxa4 47. Be6+ Kh7+- 41... Be4 41... Red8 does not save the day 42. Bc2+- 42. Bxe4 Rxe4 43. Qb3 43. c5!? and White can already relax 43... Rde6 44. Rd1 Qa8+- 43... Kh8 43... Qf7 cannot change what is in store for ? 44. Rd1 Rg6 45. Rd8+ Kh7 46. Rxg6 Qxg6+ 47. Kh2+- 44. Qc3 >= 44. c5 keeps an even firmer grip 44... Qd5 45. Qxd5 Rxd5 46. cxb6 Rxa4+- 44... Qc6 44... Qf7+- otherwise it's curtains at once 45. Qxg7# 1-0 [Fritz 9 (30s)]