KGAC36

Darling T.
McNally R.

Stratford A v Leamington A
2020


C36: King's Gambit Accepted: 3 Nf3 d5

1. e4 e5 2. f4 2. Nf3 Nc6= 2... d5 2... exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h3 3. exd5 exf4 4. Nf3 Nf6 Black threatens to win material: Nf6xd5 5. Nc3 5. c4 c6 6. d4 Bb4+ 7. Nc3 cxd5 8. Bxf4 O-O= 5... Nxd5 6. Nxd5 6. Bc4 Qe7+ 7. Qe2 Nxc3 8. dxc3 Qxe2+ 9. Kxe2 Bd6 6... Qxd5 7. d4 Be7 8. Be2 g5 9. c4 White threatens to win material: c4xd5 9... Qe4 9... Qd8!? 10. O-O= White castles and improves king safety 10... h6 White has a cramped position 10... O-O 11. Bd3 Qc6 12. Bd2= 11. Bd3 Qc6 12. Re1 Bg4 12... Qf6!? is worth consideration 13. Be4 Qb6 13... Qa6!? 14. b4 c6 14. c5 Qa6 15. Bd3?? White threatens to win material: Bd3xa6. White has let it slip away 15. Qb3 White missed this excellent chance 15... Bxf3 16. Bxf3 (16. gxf3?! Nc6 17. Qc3 Nd8) (16. Qxf3?! Nc6 17. Qc3 Nd8) 15... Qf6= 16. Qa4+ Bd7 Black threatens to win material: Bd7xa4 17. Qb4 White threatens to win material: Qb4xb7 17. Qc4!? should not be overlooked 17... O-O 18. Bd2= 17... Nc6 Attacks the backward pawn on d4. Black threatens to win material: Nc6xb4 18. Qxb7 O-O 19. Qxc7 Bg4 20. Ne5? 20. Rxe7 is a viable option 20... Nxe7 21. Qe5 20... Rfc8 21. Qb7 21. Nxg4?? White must leave the bishop standing 21... Qxd4+ (21... Rxc7?! is a weaker possibility 22. Nxf6+ Bxf6 23. d5) 22. Be3 Qxd3 (22... Rxc7?! is a useless try 23. Nxh6+ Kf8 24. Bxd4 Nxd4 25. b4=) (22... fxe3?! 23. Nxh6+ Kf8 24. Qg3 Qxd3 25. Rf1 Bxc5 26. Kh1) 21... Rab8 22. Qa6 22. Nxg4?? too greedy 22... Qxd4+ (22... Rxb7 is impossible 23. Nxf6+ Bxf6 24. Ba6 Bxd4+ 25. Kf1) 23. Be3 Qxd3 (23... Rxb7? is not as innocent as it looks 24. Bxd4 Nxd4 25. Ba6 Bxc5 26. Bxb7 (26. Nxh6+?! Kg7 27. Bxb7 Rb8) 26... Nc2+ 27. Kf1) 22... Nxe5 23. Rxe5 Rxc5 24. Qxa7? 24. Qxf6 Bxf6 25. dxc5 Bxe5 26. h3 24... Bd6 25. dxc5 25. Re4 Rcc8 26. Qa5 Bf5 27. Qxf5 Qxf5 28. Re8+ Rxe8 29. Bxf5 Rb4 25... Bxe5 26. Rb1 26. Qa6 there is nothing else anyway 26... Qxa6 27. Bxa6 26... Rd8 27. Bc2 27. Qa3 is one last hope 27... Bd4+ 28. Be3 fxe3 29. Kh1 27... Bd4+ 28. Kh1 28. Be3 cannot change destiny 28... Bxe3+ 29. Kh1 f3 30. Qxf7+ Kxf7 31. Bb3+ Kg7 32. Bd5 Rxd5 33. g3 Qxb2 34. Rg1 Bxg1 35. Kxg1 Rd1# 28... f3 29. Qb7 29. Qa8 does not improve anything 29... Rxa8 30. Be4 f2 31. Bf4 Qxf4 32. h3 f1=Q+ 33. Rxf1 Qxf1+ 34. Kh2 Bg1+ 35. Kh1 Bf2+ 36. Kh2 Qg1# 29... f2 30. Bf4 30. Bh7+ does not win a prize 30... Kxh7 31. Qe4+ Qf5 32. Qxf5+ Bxf5 33. Bd2 Bxb1 34. h4 f1=Q+ 35. Kh2 Be5+ 36. Bf4 Bxf4+ 37. Kh3 Bf5# 30... Qxf4 31. Bd3 31. Rf1 doesn't get the cat off the tree 31... Be5 32. Qxf7+ Kxf7 33. Rxf2 Qxf2 34. Bb3+ Kf6 35. Bc4 Bf3 36. gxf3 Qxh2# 31... Be5 31... Be5 32. Qxf7+ Kxf7 33. Bc4+ Kf6 34. c6 Qxh2# 0-1 [Fritz 13 (30s)]

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