PetrovC42

Manley N.
Howard J.

Banbury A v Solihull B
2007


C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Be7 last book move 7. Bxe4 dxe4 Black has the pair of bishops 8. Ne5 O-O Black castles and improves king safety 9. Bf4 Nd7 9... g5!? 10. Bc1 Nc6 11. Nxc6 bxc6 10. Nc3= Nf6 11. O-O Bb4 11... Nd5 12. Nxd5 Qxd5 13. c4 12. Ne2 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bxf6 gxf6= 12... Be6 13. c4 c6 14. Ng3 h6 Controls g5 15. a3 Bd6 16. Qc2 White prepares c5 16... Qc7 16... Re8 17. Rad1 17. c5 White threatens to win material: c5xd6 17... Be7 17... Bxe5!? 18. Bxe5 Qd8 18. Ng6! Discovered attack 18... Qd7 18... fxg6 19. Bxc7 19. Nxf8 Bxf8 19... Kxf8 20. Nxe4 Qxd4 21. Nxf6 Qxf6 22. Bd6 Bxd6 23. cxd6 20. Be5 Ng4 20... Be7 21. Rfe1 21. Qxe4 21. Nxe4 Bf5 21... Rd8 22. Rad1 22. Rac1 Be7 22... Bc4 22... Nxe5!? 23. Qxe5 Bb3 23. Rfe1 Bxc5?? leading to a quick end 23... Bb3 24. Rc1 Nxe5 25. dxe5 Be7 24. Bxg7! Demolishes the pawn shield 24... Kxg7 Decoy to g7 24... Bd6 25. f3 Bxg3 26. hxg3 Kxg7 27. Qxg4+ Qxg4 28. fxg4 Be6 25. Nf5+ Kf8 25... Kh8 what else? 26. Qxg4 Bf8 26. Qxg4 1-0 [Rybka 1.0 Beta 32-bit (30s)]

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