EnglishA20

Stevens R.
Rumsby S.

LL Div 3 Dav b v Ban B
2007


A20: English Opening: 1...e5

1. c4 e5 2. e4 Nf6 last book move 3. d3 Nc6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Be2 d6 6. h3 Secures g4 6. O-O O-O= 6... Be6 6... O-O 7. O-O 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Be3 Qd7 8... Nd7 9. O-O= 9. a3 Covers b4 9. O-O Rae8 9... a6 Prevents intrusion on b5 10. Ng5 10. O-O Rae8= 10... Nd4 11. Nxe6 11. f4 h6 12. Nf3 Nh5 11... fxe6 White has the pair of bishops 12. O-O Nxe2+ 12... c5 13. f4 13. Nxe2 c6 14. d4 14. Qc2 d5= 14... exd4 14... Nxe4 Less advisable is 15. dxe5 d5 16. f3 15. Qxd4 e5 15... c5 16. Qd3 16. Qd3= Qe6 17. Ng3 d5 18. cxd5 cxd5 19. Nf5 19. Qb3!? Rad8 20. Rad1= 19... dxe4 20. Nxe7+ Qxe7 21. Qc3 Rac8 22. Qb3+ Qf7 23. Qb4 Rc4 Black threatens to win material: Rc4xb4 24. Qd6 White threatens to win material: Qd6xe5 24... Re8 25. f3 Consolidates g4 25. Rad1 Rc6 26. Qb4 b5 25... Qg6 25... Rc2 26. Qb4 Nd5 27. Qxe4 Rxb2 28. Rfe1 26. fxe4 Rxe4 26... Qxe4 27. Rae1 Rc6 28. Qd1 27. Rf3 Rc4 28. Raf1 Rc6 29. Qb4 b5 30. Kh2 h6 31. Rg3 Qh7 31... Qe4 32. Qd2 Kh8 33. b3 32. Qd2 32. Rc1 Rce6 33. Qb3 32... Ne4?? throwing away the advantage 32... Kh8 33. Qd5+ Rce6 34. Rgf3?? with this move White loses his initiative 34. Rg4 Ng5 35. Bxg5 hxg5 36. Rxg5 34... Qg6 35. Qd7 35. Bc5 h5 35... Nf6 35... Kh7 36. Rc1 36. Qd1 Ne4 36... Nh5 37. Kg1 37. Qd5 37. Qd7 Kh7 38. Rd1 37... Kh7 38. Qd7 R6e7 38... Rd6 39. Qf7 39. Qd5 Nf6 39... Rc8 40. Bf2 40. Qb3 Re6 41. Rg3 Qe4 42. Rff3 42. Bd2 Nh5 43. Re3 Qg6 42... Qd5 42... Qb1 43. a4 bxa4 44. Qc4 43. Qc2+ 43. Qxd5 Nxd5 44. Rf7 43... Qe4?? Black is ruining his position 43... e4 44. Rf2 44. Qc7 44. Qb3 Qb1 45. a4 bxa4 46. Qxa4 44... R6e7 44... R8e7 45. Qc1 45. Qd6 45. Qc1 Qb7 46. Bxh6 45... Re6 Black threatens to win material: Re6xd6 45... Qb7 46. Qd1 Rd7 47. Qe1 46. Qc7 R8e7 47. Qc8 Qc6 48. Qd8 48. Qf8 Qc7 48... Qe8 48... Rd7!? 49. Qf8 Qd6 50. Qxd6 Rexd6 49. Qd2 Ne4?? not a good decision, because now the opponent is right back in the game 49... Rd7 50. Qf2 Rc6 50. Qd3 Qc6 51. Rg4 Rf6 51... Rd7 52. Qb1 Re8 52. Rxf6 Qxf6 52... gxf6 does not save the day 53. Rxe4 Rg7 54. Rxe5+ Kh8 55. Rd5 Qc7+ 56. Kh1 53. Qxe4+ Kh8 53... Kg8 a fruitless try to alter the course of the game 54. Rg6 Qf7 55. Rxa6 54. Rg3 54. Bxh6!? seems even better 54... Qe6 55. Bd2 Kg8 54... Re8 54... Re6 doesn't get the cat off the tree 55. Qa8+ Kh7 56. Rf3 55. Rf3 55. Rg6 nails it down 55... Qf7 56. Rxa6 Kg8 55... Qe6 56. Rg3 56. Bd2 might be the shorter path 56... Qd6 57. Bc3 Kg8 56... Re7?? Black lets it slip away 56... Qf6 57. Rg6 Qf7 58. Rxa6 57. Rf3 White has a decisive advantage 57. Rg6!? and White can already relax 57... Qc4 58. Qa8+ Kh7 59. Rxa6 b4 57... Re8 58. Bc5 58. Bd2 keeps an even firmer grip 58... Kg8 58... Rg8 58... a5 cannot change destiny 59. Bd4! and the rest is history 59. Bb4 Re8 60. Qb7 60. Rg3 makes it even easier for White 60... Qf7 60... Rg8 60... Kg8 does not solve anything 61. Bc3 61. Bc3 Kh7 62. Re3 62. Rg3 keeps an even firmer grip 62... Qd6 62... Qf5 62... Re8 does not win a prize 63. Rxe5 Qd6 64. Qe4+ Kh8 65. Qe3 63. Rg3 63. Qxa6 seems even better 63... b4 64. Bxb4 Re8 63... Qf6 64. Qe4+ Kh8 64... g6 no good, but what else? 65. Bxe5 65. Rg6 might be the shorter path 65... Qf7 66. Bxe5 Re8 67. Rxg7 Qxg7 68. Bxg7+ Kxg7 69. Qxe8 Kf6 70. Qf8+ Ke5 71. Qxh6 a5 65... Qf7 65... Re8 cannot change what is in store for ? 66. Re3 66. h4 66. Rg6 and White can already relax 66... Rd8 67. Bxg7+ Qxg7 68. Rxg7 Kxg7 69. Qe7+ Kg6 70. Qxd8 66... Qf8 67. Qg6 Qe7 67... Qf4 does not improve anything 68. Bxg7+ Rxg7 69. Qxg7# 68. Qxh6# 0-1 [Fritz 9 (30s)]

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