FrenchC00

David K.
Jason M.

Leamington D v Daventry C
Maidford, 2008


C00: French: Unusual White 2nd moves

1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e5 last book move 3... Bd7 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. a3 Bxc3 6. dxc3 c5 7. b4 7. Be2 Ne7 7... Nc6 7... Qc7 8. Bg5 White threatens to win material: Bg5xd8 8. b5 Na5 8... Nge7 8... Qc7 9. c4 cxb4 10. cxd5 Nxe5 11. Be2 ( 11. axb4 Nxf3+ 12. gxf3 Ne7) 9. Be2 9. b5 Na5= 9... h6 Black threatens to win material: h6xg5 10. Be3 cxb4 11. cxb4 a6 Controls b5 11... Nf5 12. Bf4= 12. O-O Ng6 12... Qc7 13. Bc5 Nxe5 14. Nxe5 Qxe5 15. c4 13. c4 13. Bc5 Ngxe5 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 13... dxc4 14. Bxc4 14. Qc2 O-O 14... Ncxe5= 15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. Ba2 Bc6 17. Bd4?? 17. Qh5 would bring relief 17... Qf6 18. f4= 17... Qg5 17... Nf3+ might be the shorter path 18. gxf3 Qg5+ 19. Kh1 Qg4 18. g3 18. f3 Rd8 19. Kh1 18... Nf3+ 19. Kh1 19. Qxf3 doesn't do any good 19... Bxf3 20. Bb3 O-O 19... Nxd4+ 19... Qh5 20. h4 Nxh4+ 21. Bd5 Bxd5+ 22. Kg1 Nf3+ 23. Qxf3 Bxf3 24. Bxg7 Qh1# 20. Kg1 Nf3+ 21. Kh1 Qh5 22. h4 Nxh4+ 23. Kh2 Nf3+ 24. Kg2 Qh2# 0-1 [Fritz 9 (30s)]

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