English OpeningA17

Drury P.
Madden J.

Indivual U125 KO
2008


A17: English Opening: 1...Nf6 with ...Bb4

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. d4 Bf5 7. Nf3 last book move 7... Bb4 Black has an active position 8. O-O Bxc3 9. bxc3 White has the pair of bishops 9... O-O 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bxf6 Qxf6 12. Ne5 Nd7 13. f4 13. Nxd7 Bxd7 14. Qb3 b5= 13... Nxe5 13... Qe7 14. Qb3 Nf6 15. c4 14. fxe5= White has new doubled pawns: e2+e5 14... Qe6 15. Qe1 15. Qb3!?= has some apparent merit 15... f6 16. e4 dxe4 17. Bxe4 fxe5 18. Rb1?? 18. Bxf5 would hold out 18... Rxf5 19. Rxf5 Qxf5 20. Qxe5 Qxe5 21. dxe5 18... Bh3 19. Bg2 19. Rxf8+ Rxf8 20. Bd3 Qxa2 21. Qe2 19... Bxg2 20. Rxf8+ Rxf8 21. Kxg2 Qxa2+ 22. Kg1 exd4 23. cxd4 Qd5 24. Rxb7 Qxd4+ 25. Kg2 Qd5+ 26. Kg1 a5 27. Re7 Qc5+ 28. Kg2 a4 29. Re8 29. Re5 there is nothing else anyway 29... Qd4 30. Re2 29... a3 30. Qe6+ 30. Re5 doesn't change the outcome of the game 30... Rf2+! the best thing is for Black to hand back some material 31. Kh3 Qc2 32. Re8+ Kh7 33. Qe4+ Qxe4 34. Rxe4 c5 30... Kh7 30... Kh8 and Black can already relax 31. h4 Qf2+ 32. Kh3 Rxe8 33. Qxe8+ Kh7 34. Qe4+ Kg8 35. Qe8+ Qf8 36. Qxc6 Qf1+ 37. Kg4 Qe2+ 38. Kf4 31. Rxf8 31. Qe3 is no salvation 31... Qc2+ 32. Qe2 Qb2 31... Qxf8 32. Qxc6 32. Qb3 Kh8 33. h4 Qd6 32... Qb4 32... Qf5 finishes off the opponent 33. Qa4 Qd5+ 34. Kg1 Qd3 33. Qc2+ Kg8 34. Qc8+ Qf8 35. Qe6+ 35. Qa6 doesn't improve anything 35... Qe7 36. Qc8+ Kh7 37. Qc2+ g6 35... Kh8 35... Qf7 secures victory 36. Qc8+ Kh7 37. Qc2+ Kh8 36. Qb3 36. Qa6 praying for a miracle 36... Qe7 37. Qc8+ Kh7 38. Qc2+ g6 39. Qa2 36... Qa8+ 36... Qa8+ 37. Kf1 a2 0-1 [Fritz 9 (30s)]

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