(1) Christie,G - Hewitt,S [C77]
Blitz:5' Littlethorpe, 18.10.2004
[Fritz 8 (600s)]

C77: Ruy Lopez: 3...a6 4 Ba4 Nf6, unusual lines

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 b5 6.Bb3 d6 7.Nc3
last book move

7...Bg4 8.Be3 Be7 9.h3 Be6 10.Bxe6 fxe6 11.0-0 d5 12.Bg5 d4
Black gains space [12...0-0 13.Re1= ]

13.Ne2 Nh5 14.Bd2 0-0 15.c3
Controls b4

15...Rxf3
[15...dxc3 16.Bxc3 Rxf3 17.gxf3= ]

16.gxf3+/- Bh4
[16...dxc3 17.bxc3 Qxd3 18.Be3+/- ]

17.cxd4
[17.a4 dxc3 18.bxc3 Qxd3+- ]

17...Qf6
[>=17...Bg5 18.Rc1 Nxd4 19.Nxd4 exd4+/= ]

18.Ng3??
White lets it slip away [>=18.Rc1 Nxd4 19.Nxd4 exd4 20.f4 Nxf4 21.Bxf4 Qxf4 22.Qg4 Qxg4+ 23.hxg4+- ]

18...Qg6= 19.Be1?
[>=19.Kh1 and White is still in the game 19...Bxg3 20.Rg1=/+ ]

19...Nxd4-+
[19...Nxg3?! 20.fxg3 Bxg3 21.Kh1= ]

20.Kh2
[20.f4 Nxf4 (20...Nxg3?! 21.fxg3 Bxg3 22.Qg4 Qxg4 23.hxg4 Bxf4 24.Rd1=/+ ; 20...Bxg3?! 21.fxg3 Nxg3 22.Qg4 Qxg4 23.hxg4 Nxf1 24.Kxf1-+ ) 21.Qg4 Qxg4 22.hxg4 Nxd3-+ ]

20...Rf8 21.Nxh5??
shortens the misery for White [>=21.f4 Nxf4 22.Qg4 Qxg4 23.hxg4-+ ]

21...Nxf3+ 22.Kh1
[22.Qxf3 what else? 22...Rxf3 23.Nxg7 Kxg7 24.Rg1 Rxh3+ 25.Kxh3 Qxg1 26.Bc3 Qxa1 27.Kxh4-+ ]

22...Qxh5 23.Qe2 Bg3
Clearance to allow f3-h4 [23...Bg3 24.Kg2 Nh4+ 25.Kxg3 Rf3+ 26.Kh2 Rxh3+ 27.Kxh3 Nf3+ 28.Kg3 Qh2+ 29.Kg4 Qh4+ 30.Kxf3 Qh3# ] 0-1