Scandinavian DefenceB01

Hibbard C.
Pickering C.

Kenilworth


B01: Scandinavian Defence

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Nf3 Too passive as white to be honest 3... Nxd5 4. Nc3 g6 last book move 5. Ne4 Bf5 6. Ng3 Bg4 7. Bc4 7. h3 Bc8 7... c6 Prevents intrusion on b5+d5 7... Nc6 8. O-O= 8. h3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 Worse is 9. gxf3 Bg7 9... Bg7 10. O-O O-O 11. c3 Secures b4+d4 11... b5 Creates a weakness 11... e5 Seems more precise 12. Bb3 e6 Controls d5+f5 13. d4 Nd7 14. Ne4 h6 Covers g5 15. Re1 Qb6 16. Bd2 a5 17. Re2 17. a4!? is an interesting idea 17... a4 Black gains space 18. Bc2 Qd8 18... e5 19. Qg4 h5 20. Qg3 19. Rae1 N7b6 19... Qc7 20. b4= 20. Nc5 Qf6 21. Qg3 I considered the sacrifice here first 21. Qxf6 Nxf6 22. Nxe6 fxe6 23. Bxg6 21... Rfe8 22. Ne4 Qe7 23. Nd6 23. h4!? 23... Red8= 24. Nxf7 I don't play often now so 'fun' is the order of the day 24... Qxf7 25. Bxg6 Qc7 26. Qg4 Inferior is 26. Rxe6 Qxg3 27. fxg3 Nc4 26... Nf6 26... Nc4!? is worth looking at 27. Bc1 e5= 27. Qxe6+ Kh8 28. Bxh6 The second temporary sacrifice is needed to open up more lines 28... Qd7 28... Bxh6 Deflection from f6 29. Qxf6+ Qg7 30. Qxc6 Nd5 Keeps black going 29. Qe5 Nbd5 30. Qg5 Rg8?? causes further problems for black 30... Bxh6 31. Qxh6+ Kg8 This is best for black 32. Re5 Qg7 33. Qh4 31. Qh4 Bxh6 31... Nh7 praying for a miracle 32. Bg5 Be5 33. Rxe5 Rxg6 32. Qxh6+ Nh7 32... Qh7 is not the saving move 33. Bxh7 Ng4 34. hxg4 Rg6 35. Bxg6+ Kg8 36. Re8+ Rxe8 37. Rxe8# 33. Re7! Theme: Double Attack 33... Nxe7 Theme: Interference 33... Qxe7 34. Rxe7 34. Qxh7# A double attack * [Fritz 7 (15s)]

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