Ruy LopezC65

Rumsby S.
Madden J.

U100 KO Semi
2007


C66: Ruy Lopez: Steinitz Defence

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Be7 5. Re1 d6 6. h3 O-O 7. c3 a6 8. Ba4 b5 9. Bc2 last book move 9... Be6 10. d4 exd4 10... Bd7 11. Bg5 11. cxd4 d5 12. e5 Nd7 13. Qd3 g6 14. Bh6 White threatens to win material: Bh6xf8 14. a3 14... Bf5?? 14... Nb4 was possible 15. Qd2 Nxc2 16. Qxc2 Re8 15. Qc3 Bxc2 16. Qxc2 16. Qxc6 makes it even easier for White 16... Bf5 17. Bxf8 Nxf8 16... Nb4 17. Qd2 17. Qc3!? keeps an even firmer grip 17... Re8 18. a3 a5 17... Re8 18. Nc3 18. a3 Nc6 18... Nb6 19. b3 c5 19... Nc6 20. Ne2 20. dxc5 White has a promising position 20... Bxc5 21. Rac1 20... c4 Black wins space 21. Rec1 21. Nf4 Qd7 21... Nd3 Black threatens to win material: Nd3xc1 22. Rc2 22. Rd1 f6= 22... Qd7 22... Bb4 23. Qd1= 23. Nf4 Nxf4 24. Qxf4 Qe6 24... b4 25. Bg5= 25. Nh2 25. Bg5 Rac8 25... f6= 26. Ng4 g5 26... fxe5!? deserves consideration 27. Qxe5 Qxe5 28. Nxe5 a5 27. Nxf6+ Bxf6 28. Qxf6 Qxf6 29. exf6 Kf7 30. Bxg5 Rg8 30... Rac8 31. g4 31. Bh4 31. h4 Rge8 31... Rae8 32. Kf1 32. Bg3!? 32... Re4 33. g3 Rxd4 34. Re1 Re8 34... Re4 35. Rxe4 dxe4 36. f3 exf3 37. Kf2= 35. Rxe8 Kxe8 36. Re2+ Re4 37. Rxe4+ dxe4 A minor pieces endgame occured. 38. Ke2 38. bxc4 bxc4 39. f3 exf3 38... Nd5 38... c3= 39. Kd2 39. bxc4 is the best option White has 39... bxc4 40. Kd2 39... c3+ 40. Kc2 b4 41. Bg5 Kf7 42. h4 42. Kd1 Nxf6 43. Ke2 Kg6 42... Nxf6 43. Be3 43. a3 a5 43... Nd5 44. Bc5 a5 44... h5 45. a3 a5 46. axb4 axb4 47. Bxb4 Nxb4+ 48. Kxc3 45. a3 45. g4 Kf6 45... Ke6 46. axb4 axb4 47. Ba7 47. Kd1 Kf5 47... Kf5 47... Ne7 48. g4 48. Bc5 48. Kd1 Kg4 48... Kg4 49. Bd4 Kf3 Black intends e3 50. Bc5 e3 50... h5 51. Kd1 51. fxe3 Nxe3+ 51... Ke4 52. Bxb4 Nxb4+ 53. Kxc3 52. Kd3 Nd5 53. Bd6 Kf2 53... h5 54. Kc2 54. h5!? Kf3 55. h6 54... Ke2 55. h5 55. g4 Kf3 56. h5 Kxg4 55... Ne3+ 56. Kc1 Nd5?? allows the opponent back into the game 56... Nf5!? 57. Bxb4 Kd3 57. Kc2 57. g4!? is an interesting idea 57... Kd3 58. g5= 57... Kf3 58. h6 58. Kd3 Kg4 59. h6 Kf3 58... Ke4 59. Bf8? 59. Bxb4 Nxb4+ 60. Kxc3 59... Ke5?? Black has let it slip away 59... Ne3+ secures victory 60. Kc1 Kd3 61. Bxb4 Nf5 60. Kd3 Ke6 61. Bc5 Kd7 62. g4 Ke6 63. Bd4 Ke7 64. Be5 64. g5 Kf7 64... Kf7 65. Bd6? 65. g5!? and White hangs on 65... Kg6 66. Bf8 Kg5 67. Bg7 Kxg4 68. Kc4 68. Bf8 Kg5 68... c2 68... Nf4 69. Kxb4 c2 70. Bb2 Nd3+ 71. Kc3 c1=Q+ 72. Bxc1 Nxc1 73. b4 69. Bb2 Nf4 70. Kxb4 Nd3+ 71. Kc3 c1=Q+ 72. Bxc1 Nxc1 73. b4 Na2+?? throwing away the advantage 73... Kf5 and Black can look forward to a comfortable game 74. Kd4 Ke6 74. Kc4 Nxb4 75. Kxb4 A pawn endgame occured 75... Kg5 Black threatens to win material: Kg5xh6 76. Kc4 Kxh6 77. Kd4 Kg5 78. Ke4?? forfeits the clear win 78. Kd3= would bring relief 78... Kg4 79. Ke3 Kg3 80. Ke2 Kg2 81. Ke3 81. Kd2 does not win a prize 81... h5 82. Kd1 h4 83. Kd2 Kf3 84. Kc3 h3 85. Kb3 h2 86. Kc3 Ke3 87. Kc4 h1=Q 88. Kb5 Qd5+ 89. Kb6 Qd7 90. Ka6 Qc6+ 91. Ka7 Ke4 92. Kb8 Kf3 93. Ka7 Qb5 94. Ka8 Ke4 95. Ka7 Kd5 96. Ka8 Kc6 97. Ka7 Qb7# 81... h5 82. Kf4 82. Kd2 doesn't change anything anymore 82... h4 83. Kc3 h3 84. Kc4 Kf3 85. Kb4 Kg3 86. Ka3 h2 87. Kb2 Kf4 88. Ka3 Ke3 89. Kb3 h1=Q 90. Kb2 Qb7+ 91. Ka1 Qb5 92. Ka2 Qa4+ 93. Kb1 Kd3 94. Kb2 Qb5+ 95. Kc1 Qb4 96. Kd1 Qd2# 82... h4 82... h4 83. Kg4 h3 84. Kh4 h2 85. Kh5 Kf3 86. Kg6 Kf4 87. Kg7 Kf5 88. Kf8 Ke6 89. Kg8 Kf6 90. Kf8 h1=Q 91. Ke8 Qd5 92. Kf8 Qf7# 0-1 [Fritz 9 (30s)]

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