SicilianB23

Jason Madden
M. Harding

Rugby v Leamington B
Division 3, 2006


B23: Closed Sicilian: Lines without g3

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Bc4 e6 4. Nf3 last book move 4... Nc6 5. d3 h6 Covers g5 5... Nf6 6. O-O+/= 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Ne2 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Be7+/= 7... Bd7 7... d5 8. exd5 exd5 9. Bb3=/+ 8. a3 Secures b4 8. O-O Be7= 8... Rc8 8... d5 9. exd5 exd5 10. Bb3=/+ 9. h3 Consolidates g4 9. O-O Be7= 9... Ne7 9... d5 10. exd5 exd5 11. Ba2=/+ 10. Ba2 b5 10... d5 11. Ng3= 11. O-O+/= Bc6 12. Ng3 g5 12... Ng6 13. Nd2+/= 13. Nh2 13. a4 Qc7+/- 13... Ng6 14. Nh5 14. d4+/= 14... d5? 14... Nxh5!? 15. Qxh5 Qf6= 15. exd5 15. Nxf6+ Qxf6 16. exd5 Bxd5 17. Bxd5 exd5+/- 15... Bxd5 15... Nxd5!? 16. Bxd5 Bxd5+/= 16. Nxf6+ Qxf6 17. Bxd5 exd5 18. Re1 Be7 19. c3 19. d4 O-O+- 19... h5 19... >= d4 20. Bd2 O-O+/= 20. Qf3 >= 20. a4 b4 21. cxb4 cxb4 22. Nf3+/- 20... Qxf3=/+ 21. Nxf3 Inferior is 21. gxf3 Kd7-+ 21... g4 Black threatens to win material: g4xf3 22. Nh2 gxh3 23. gxh3 White king safety dropped. 23... Kd7 Black loses the right to castle 24. Nf3 Rcg8 24... Rc6 25. a4 Rf6 26. Nh2=/+ 25. Kf1= f6 Prevents intrusion on e5+g5 25... a6!?= 26. b4+/= cxb4 26... Rc8!?+/= should not be overlooked 27. axb4+/- Rc8? 27... >= Ra8+/- 28. Rxa7++- Ke8 28... Rc7 29. Rxc7+ Kxc7 30. Ra1+- 29. Bd4 >= 29. Bc5 and White can already relax 29... Rh7 30. Nd4+- 29... Rf8 29... Kf7 is still a small chance 30. Nh4!! a beautiful sacrifice! 30... Nxh4 31. Rexe7+ Kg6+- 30. Nh4!! Theme: Clearance for f2-f4 30... Ne5 30... Nxh4 Theme: Deflection from e7 31. Rexe7+ A classical mating theme 31. Bxe5 fxe5 32. Rxe5 Rf7 33. Ng6 Rxc3 34. Nxe7 Rc1+ 34... Kf8 cannot change destiny 35. Ke2 d4 36. f4 Rc2+ 37. Kf3+- 35. Ke2 Rc2+ 36. Ke3 Rfxf2 37. Nxd5+ 37. Ng6+ Kd8 38. Rxh5 Rfe2+ 39. Kd4 Re4+ 40. dxe4 Rc4+ 41. Ke5 Rc7 42. Rh8+ Kd7 43. Nf8+ Ke8 44. Rxc7 dxe4 45. Ne6# 37... Kd8 38. Rxh5 Rfe2+ 39. Kd4 Rc8 39... Re4+ doesn't improve anything 40. Kxe4 Re2+ 41. Ne3 Rxe3+ 42. Kxe3 Ke8 43. Rh8# 40. Rh8+ Re8 41. Rhh7 Rb8 41... Re6 doesn't do any good 42. Nf4 Rd6+ 43. Ke5 Rh6 44. Rxh6 Rc7 45. Ne6+ Ke8 46. Nxc7+ Ke7 47. Nxb5+ Kd8 48. Rh8# 42. Rad7+ 42. Rhd7+ Kc8 43. Rac7# 42... Kc8 43. Rc7+ Kd8 44. Rhd7# 1-0 [Fritz 9 (30s)]