FrenchC10

Reynolds R.
Staniforth J.

Warks U150 v Staffs
2008


C10: French with 3 Nc3: Unusual Black 3rd moves and 3...dxe4

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Be7 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Bd3 Nbd7 7. c3 Nxe4 8. Bxe4 last book move 8... Nf6 Black threatens to win material: Nf6xe4 9. Bc2 O-O 9... c5 10. O-O 10. Qd3 h6 10... b6 11. Bg5 g6 12. h4 11. h4 11. Ne5 Qd5 12. O-O 11... b6?? leads to further unpleasantness 11... Qd5 12. Bg5! an unexpected blow 12... hxg5 12... Re8 the last chance for counterplay 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Qh7+ Kf8 13. hxg5 g6 14. Ne5 Ba6 14... Qd5 there is nothing else anyway 15. gxf6 Qxg2 15. Qh3 Nh5 16. Nxg6! Demolition of pawn structure 16... fxg6 Theme: Deflection from e6. 16... Kg7 desperation 17. Qxh5 Rh8 18. Nxh8 Qxh8 17. Qxe6+ Rf7 18. Bxg6 18. Qxg6+ and White can already relax 18... Kf8 19. Bb3 Qe8 20. Qh6+ Kg8 18... Qf8 18... Qe8 is one last hope 19. Rxh5 Bf6 20. Bxf7+ Qxf7 21. Qxf7+ Kxf7 22. gxf6 c5 19. Rxh5 19. Bxf7+?! is a bad alternative 19... Qxf7 20. Qxf7+ Kxf7 21. Rxh5 Kg6 22. Rh6+ Kxg5 19. Bxh5 is easily refuted 19... Bf6 20. g6 Qe7 21. gxf7+ Kg7 22. Qxe7 Bxe7 19... Re8 20. Bxf7+ 20. Qxf7+?! Qxf7 21. Bxf7+ Kxf7 20... Qxf7 21. Rh8+! Theme: Clearance for f7-h5 21... Kxh8 Deflection from f7 22. Qxf7 Eliminates the defender f7 22... Bb5 23. O-O-O 23. O-O-O Bxg5+ 24. f4 Bh4 25. g3 Bc6 26. gxh4 Re2 27. Qh5+ Kg7 28. Qxe2 Kf7 29. Qh5+ Kg7 30. Qg5+ Kf7 31. Qf5+ Ke7 32. Re1+ Kd8 33. Qf8+ Kd7 34. Qe8+ Kd6 35. Qe6# 1-0 [Fritz 9 (20s)]

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