Ruy LopezC64

Steve R.
John G.

U625 Semi Leam v Ban
Maidford, 2008


C64: Ruy Lopez: Classical Defence (3...Bc5) except 4 0-0 Nf6

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 4. O-O Nge7 5. c3 Bb6 6. d4 exd4 7. cxd4 d5 last book move 8. Qd3 dxe4 9. Qxe4 O-O The pressure on the isolated pawn grows 10. Bg5 f6 Black threatens to win material: f6xg5 10... Bf5 11. Qe2 Qd6 12. Nc3 11. Be3= White has an active position 11... Bf5 12. Qf4 12. Qh4 Bg6= 12... Bg6 12... Be6 13. Bd3 13. Nc3= Nd5 13... Nb4 14. Bc4+ Kh8 15. Rad1= 14. Nxd5 14. Bc4 Nce7 15. Nxd5 Nxd5= 14... Qxd5= 15. Ba4 Bf7 16. Nh4?? releasing the pressure on the opponent 16. Qg4 Ne7 17. Bb3 Qf5 18. Bxf7+ Rxf7 19. Qxf5 Nxf5 16... Ne7 16... Nxd4 a pity that Black didn't try this 17. Rfe1 g5 17. Bc2 17. Qg3 Nf5 (17... Bxd4 18. Bb3 Qe5 19. Bxd4 Qxd4 20. Rae1) 18. Nxf5 Qxf5= 17... Qd7 17... Rad8 18. Rfe1 18. Nf5 Nd5 Black threatens to win material: Nd5xf4 18... Nxf5 19. Bxf5 Be6= 19. Qg4 White has a mate threat 19. Qe4!? is the best option White has 19... g6 20. Nh6+ Kh8 21. Nxf7+ Qxf7 22. Bb3 19... Be6 White has an active position 20. Qh5? 20. a4 c6 21. a5 20... Bf7?? ruins a very nice position 20... g6 Black would have gained the upper hand 21. Nh6+ Kg7 21. Ne7+!! a small price for the final victory 21... Qxe7 21... Nxe7 22. Qxh7# The nicest combinations are those leading to mate 22. Qxh7# A beautiful mate combination. . . . . . 1-0 [Fritz 9 (30s)]

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