Giuoco PianissimoC50

Johnson M.
Searle C.

Leam A v Strat A
Maidford, 2013


C50: Hungarian Defence and Giuoco Pianissimo

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Bc5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. d3 Nf6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 d6 last book move 7. Nbd2 O-O 8. Bxf6 8. c3!?= must be considered 8... Qxf6 Less advisable is 8... gxf6 9. Nh4 f5 10. Nxf5 Bxf5 11. exf5 9. c3 Prevents intrusion on b4 9... a6 Consolidates b5 10. b4 White threatens to win material: b4xc5 10... Bb6 11. Bb3 Be6 12. Bxe6 Qxe6 12... fxe6 13. Nc4 13. Qb3 Qg6 13... Qxb3 14. axb3 a5 15. b5 14. O-O= Kh8 15. Nc4 Ba7 16. Ne3 Ne7 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. Qxd5 c6 Black threatens to win material: c6xd5 19. Qb3 Qh5 20. Qd1 f5 20... Rae8 21. Nd2 21. Nxe5 is the best option White has 21... Qe8 22. Nc4 21... Qg6 22. Qe2 f4 22... fxe4 23. Qxe4 Qh5 24. Rae1 23. Nf3 23. a4 Qe6= 23... Qf6 23... Qh5 24. h3 24. Rad1 24. Nd2!?= 24... g5 25. h3 Rg8 26. Nh2 Qg6 27. Kh1 Rg7 28. f3 h5 29. d4 Nimzovich: attack the chain at its base 29... Rag8 30. dxe5 dxe5 31. Rd3 Qh7 32. Rfd1? 32. Qe1!? 32... g4 33. Rd8? 33. hxg4 hxg4 34. fxg4 Rxg4 35. Qxg4 Rxg4 36. Rh3 Qxh3 37. gxh3 33... gxh3 34. Rxg8+ 34. gxh3 is the last straw 34... Bb6 35. Rxg8+ Qxg8 36. Ng4 hxg4 37. fxg4 34... Qxg8 34... Qxg8 35. Rd2 hxg2+ 36. Qxg2 Rxg2 37. Rxg2 Qd8 38. Ng4 Qh4+ 39. Nh2 Qe1+ 40. Nf1 Qxf1+ 41. Kh2 Qe1 42. Rg6 Qf2+ 43. Kh3 Qxf3+ 44. Kh4 Kh7 45. Kg5 Qg4+ 46. Kf6 Qxg6+ 47. Ke7 Qg7+ 48. Kd6 Bb8+ 49. Kc5 b5 50. a4 Qe7+ 51. Kxc6 Qc7+ 52. Kd5 Qd6# 0-1 [Fritz 9 (30s)]

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