Ruy LopezC62

Jason Madden
Robert Stevens

U100 Team KO
Leamington, 14.?


C62: Ruy Lopez: Steinitz Defence

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. h3 Bd7 last book move 6. d3 Be7 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bxf6 8. Be3 O-O= 8... Bxf6 Black has the pair of bishops 9. Nd5 a6 10. Bc4 b5 Black threatens to win material: b5xc4 11. Bb3 a5 11... Na5 12. O-O= 12. a3 Prevents intrusion on b4 12... Nd4 13. Nxd4 exd4 14. Qf3 Be5? 14... >= a4!? and Black can hope to live 15. Ba2 c6 16. Nxf6+ Qxf6 17. Qxf6 gxf6= 15. Nb6!+/- Theme: Double Attack 15... O-O 15... cxb6 16. Qxf7# A classical mating theme 16. Nxa8 Qxa8 17. g4 17. O-O a4 18. Ba2 Qd8+/- 17... Be6 17... a4 18. Ba2= 18. Bxe6 18. g5!? a4 19. Bxe6 Qa5+ 20. Ke2 fxe6 21. Qg4+/- 18... fxe6+/= 19. Qe2 Bf4 Black traps the enemy king in the center 20. h4 d5 20... Qe8 21. Rg1 Qg6 22. Rg2= 21. c3 21. g5!?+/- 21... e5 22. g5 This push gains space 22. cxd4 exd4 23. g5= 22... dxe4 22... >= dxc3 23. bxc3 Qc6=/+ 23. gxh6?? makes life more difficult >= 23. Qxe4 Qa6 24. a4+/- 23... exd3-+ 24. h7+ Kh8 25. Qf1 Qe4+ 26. Kd1 Qf3+ 27. Ke1 27. Qe2 does not win a prize 27... Qxe2# 27... d2# 0-1 [Fritz 9 (30s)]