FrenchC02

Freshwater K.
Madden J.

Leamington D v Banbury C
2007


C02: French: Advance Variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bd7 6. Be2 cxd4 7. cxd4 Bb4+ 8. Bd2 Qb6 last book move 9. Bxb4 Qxb4+ 10. Qd2 Rc8 10... Qxd2+ 11. Nbxd2 (11. Nfxd2? Nxd4 12. Bd3 f6) 11... Nge7 12. Rc1= 11. O-O 11. Nc3 Qb6 11... Qxd2= 12. Nbxd2 Nge7 13. Rac1 a6 Secures b5 13... Ng6 14. Rfe1= 14. Nb3 Nf5 14... b6 15. Rc3 15. g4 White threatens to win material: g4xf5 15. Rc3 a5 16. Rfc1 a4 15... Nh6 16. h3 Consolidates g4 16... f5 17. exf6 17. g5 Ng8 17... gxf6 18. Kh2 18. Nc5 Rc7 18... Nf7= 19. Nc5 h5 19... Rc7 20. Rfe1= 20. gxh5 e5 20... Nd6!? is worth looking at 21. dxe5 fxe5 22. Nh4 Nd4 23. Bg4 23. Nxd7 Rxc1 24. Nf6+ Ke7 25. Nxd5+ Kd6 26. Rxc1 Nxe2 23... Bxg4 24. hxg4 White has a new protected passed pawn: h5 24... Rg8? 24... Ne2 25. Rc2 Nd4 25. Kh3?? forfeits the clear win 25. Ne4! would have made live much easier for White 25... Kd8 26. Rxc8+ Kxc8 27. Ng6 25... Ng5+ Black plans e4 25... Ne2 26. Ng6 Nxc1 27. Rxc1 Ng5+ 28. Kh4 Nf3+ 29. Kg3 Nd4 26. Kh2= Ne2?? there were better ways to keep up the pressure 26... Nf7 27. Ne4 Clearance to allow c1-c8 27... Rxc1 28. Nf6+ Kd8 29. Rxc1 Rg5 27. Rce1 Rxc5 28. Rxe2 e4? 28... Kd7 29. f4 Ne6 30. Ng6 Nd4 31. Ree1 31. Rd2 Nf3+ 32. Rxf3 exf3 33. Ne5 31... Nf3+?? sad, but how else could Black save the game? 31... Nc2 32. Rc1 d4 32. Rxf3 Rc2+ 32... Kf7 doesn't do any good 33. Rb3 b5 34. Ne5+ Ke6 35. Kg3 33. Kg3 Kf7 33... Rxb2 a fruitless try to alter the course of the game 34. Rf2 Rxf2 35. Kxf2 34. Rf2 Rc5 34... Rxf2 hardly improves anything 35. Kxf2 Rc8 36. g5 35. Ne5+ Ke6 36. g5 Kf5 36... Rgc8 doesn't change the outcome of the game 37. h6 Ra5 38. h7 37. h6 d4 37... Rc7 38. Rd1 e3 39. Re2 Rxg5+ 40. fxg5 Kxg5 41. Ng4 38. h7 Rh8 39. Nf7 Rxh7 40. Nd6+ Kg6 41. Nxe4 41. f5+ Kg7 42. Rxe4 Rh1 43. Re7+ Kg8 44. Rfe2 Rc3+ 45. bxc3 Rg1+ 46. Kf4 Rf1+ 47. Kg4 Rg1+ 48. Kh5 Rh1+ 49. Kg6 Rh6+ 50. Kxh6 dxc3 51. Re8# 41... Rb5 41... Rc6 there is nothing else anyway 42. f5+ Kg7 42. Nd6 Rd5 43. Re6+ Kg7 44. f5 44. Re7+ Kg8 45. Re8+ Kg7 46. Rfe2 Rxg5+ 47. fxg5 Kg6 48. R8e6+ Kg7 49. Nf5+ Kg8 50. Rg6+ Kf8 51. Nd6 Rh3+ 52. Kxh3 d3 53. Re8# 44... d3 44... Rxd6 doesn't improve anything 45. Rxd6 Rh3+ 46. Kxh3 Kf7 47. g6+ Ke7 48. Re6+ Kd8 49. g7 Kc7 50. g8=Q d3 51. Rg2 d2 52. Rg7# 45. Re7+ Kg8 45... Kh8 cannot change destiny 46. Re8+ Kg7 47. f6+ Kg6 48. Rg8+ Rg7 49. Rxg7+ Kh5 50. Rh2# 46. Rxh7 46. Re8+ Kg7 47. f6+ Kg6 48. Rg8+ Rg7 49. Rxg7+ Kh5 50. Rh2# 46... Kxh7 47. Ne4 47. g6+!? and White can already relax 47... Kg8 48. Ne4 Kg7 47... b5 47... d2 otherwise it's curtains at once 48. Nxd2 Kg7 48. Nf6+ 1-0 [Fritz 9 (30s)]

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