Scotch Game C45

Weaving R.
Johnson M.

U125 KO Final
Maidford, 2008


C45: Scotch Game

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 d6 5. Nc3 Nf6 last book move 6. f3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O Black castles and improves king safety 8. Qd2 Nxd4 9. Qxd4 Black has a cramped position 9. Bxd4 Be6 9... Nd7 Black has a cramped position. Black's piece can't move: c8 9... c6 10. Be2= 10. O-O-O White castles and improves king safety 10... Bf6 Black threatens to win material: Bf6xd4 11. Qd2 Black's piece can't move: c8 11... Nb6 12. g4 h6 Consolidates g5 12... Be5!? is worth consideration 13. Be2 Be6 14. Rhg1 White prepares the advance g5 14... Nc4 14... Bc4!? 15. Bxb6 Bxe2 16. Bxc7 Qxc7 17. Nxe2 Rac8 15. Bxc4 Bxc4 16. g5 hxg5 17. Bxg5 Bxg5? 17... Re8 18. Rxg5 18. Qxg5?! Qxg5+ 19. Rxg5 f6 18... f6 19. Rg3 Qe7 19... Rf7 20. Qh6 Qf8 21. Qh4 20. Rdg1 Rf7 21. Qh6 21. Nd5 keeps an even firmer grip 21... Bxd5 22. Qxd5 (22. exd5?! Re8) 21... Be6?? terrible, but the game is lost in any case 21... g5 22. h4 Rh7 23. hxg5 Rxh6 24. gxf6+ Kf7 25. fxe7 c6 26. Rg7+ Kf6 22. f4 22. Nd5 and the rest is a matter of technique 22... Re8 23. f4 22... g5 22... c6 is not much help 23. f5 g5 24. fxe6 23. fxg5 Rh7 23... Rh7 24. gxf6+ Kh8 25. fxe7 Rxh6 23... f5 is the last straw 24. exf5 Rxf5 25. Qg6+ Qg7 26. Qxe6+ Qf7 * [Fritz 9 (30s)]

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