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Giuoco PianoC50

Jason Madden
Colin Holt

Leamington B v Chipping Campden B
Division 3, 2006


C50: Hungarian Defence and Giuoco Pianissimo

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. Nc3 d6 5. d3 h6 6. h3 Nf6 last book move 7. Ne2 d5 7... Na5 8. Bb3= 8. exd5 Nxd5 9. Bxd5 9. Bb5 Bd6= 9... Qxd5 Black has the pair of bishops 10. O-O Be6 White has a cramped position 11. Nc3 White threatens to win material: Nc3xd5 11... Qd7 Black has a very active position 12. Ne4 12. Be3 Bd6=/+ 12... Bb6 12... Be7 13. Bd2-/+ 13. Be3=/+ Bxe3 14. fxe3 O-O-O 14... Qe7 15. a3=/+ 15. Nc5 15. b4 f5 16. Nc5 Qd6 17. Nxe6 Qxe6= 15... Qe7 16. Nxe6 Qxe6 17. Nd2 >= 17. b4=/+ 17... g5 17... f5!?-/+ 18. Qf3 White threatens to win material: Qf3xf7 18. Qg4 Qxg4 19. hxg4 Nb4 20. Rxf7 Rhf8 (20... Nxc2? doesn't lead to anything significant 21. Rc1+-) 21. Rxf8 Rxf8+/= 18... Rhf8= 19. Qf5 Rd6 19... >= Qxf5!? and Black can hope to live 20. Rxf5 Nb4= 20. Ne4+/- Qxf5? 20... >= Rdd8 21. a3 Ne7 22. Qxe6+ fxe6 23. Rxf8 Rxf8+/- 21. Nxd6++- 21. Rxf5?! is much weaker 21... Re6+/- 21... cxd6 22. Rxf5 Nb4 22... Kd7 doesn't change the outcome of the game 23. Raf1 Ke7 24. g4+- 23. Rf6 >= 23. a3!? keeps an even firmer grip 23... Nd5 24. e4 Nf4+- 23... Nxc2?? Black has lost his nerve... understandable when you consider his position. 23... Kd7 24. Raf1 Ke7 25. Rxh6 Nxc2+- 24. Rc1 * [Fritz 9 (30s)]