SicilianB21

Holt T.
Searle C.

Stratford A v Olton B
Maidford, 2013


B21: Sicilian: 2 f4 and Morra Gambit

1. e4 c5 2. d4 e6 3. Nf3 cxd4 4. c3 dxc3 5. Nxc3 Nc6 6. Bc4 Bc5 7. O-O a6 last book move 8. Bf4 Nge7 Black has a cramped position. Black's piece can't move: c8 9. Rc1 9. Bd6 Bxd6 10. Qxd6 b5 9... O-O Black castles and improves king safety. Black should quickly conclude development. 10. e5 Black has a new backward pawn: d7. Black has a cramped position. Black's piece can't move: c8 10... Ng6 11. Bg3 b5 12. Bd3 Bb7 12... Be7 13. Qd2 13. h4 13. Nxb5 Nb4 14. Bb1 Qb6 13... Be7 Black threatens to win material: Be7xh4 14. Bb1 14. Ne4!? should be investigated more closely 14... f5 14... f6 15. exf6 Bxf6 16. h5 15. exf6 15. h5 Nh4 16. Nxh4 Bxh4= 15... Bxf6 16. Ne4 Bxb2 16... Bxh4?! 17. Nxh4 Nxh4 18. Nd6 17. Nd6? 17. Rc2 Ba3 18. Rd2 17... Ra7?? Black lets it slip away 17... Bxc1 Black had this great chance 18. Nxb7 Qb6 19. Qxd7 Bf4 20. Bxg6 Bxg3 (20... hxg6?! 21. Qxe6+ Kh8 22. Bxf4 Rxf4 23. Nd6) 21. Qxe6+ Kh8 18. h5 White threatens to win material: h5xg6 18... Bxc1 19. hxg6 Bf4?? Black loses the upper hand 19... Bg5 20. Nf7 Rxf7 21. gxf7+ Kxf7 22. Bxh7 Ba8 23. Ne5+ Nxe5 24. Bxe5 d6 25. Bxd6 g6 20. gxh7+ Kh8 21. Nh4 Ne7? 21... Ne5 22. Qd4 Qf6 22. Bxf4 Rxf4 23. Qh5 Loses material 23. Qd4! and White can celebrate victory 23... Qf8 24. Qxa7 23... Qf8 24. Bf5 g6 24... exf5 Theme: Interference 25. Nf7+ 25. Bxg6 Qg7 25... Ra8 26. Nf7+ Rxf7 27. Bxf7 26. Nf7+ 26. Bd3 Rf8 27. Qc5 Bxg2 28. Nxg2 Nd5 29. Nf7+ Rxf7 30. Qxa7 Nf4 31. Qa8+ Rf8 26... Rxf7 27. Bxf7 Ra8 27... Bd5 28. Re1 Ra8 29. Re3 28. Re1 28. Rd1 Bd5 29. Rd3 Rf8 28... Rf8 28... Qxh7 29. Qe5+ Qg7 30. Qh5+ Qh7 31. Qe5+ Qg7 32. Qh5+ Qh7= 29. Bg6?? gives the opponent counterplay 29. Bxe6!? is an interesting alternative 29... dxe6 30. Rxe6= 29... Bd5 Black threatens to win material: Bd5xa2 29... Rf4!? 30. Bc2 Rxh4 31. Qe8+ Ng8 32. hxg8=Q+ Qxg8 33. Qxg8+ Kxg8 30. Bb1 e5?? gives the opponent new chances 30... d6 31. Ng6+ Nxg6 32. Qxg6 Qxg6 33. Bxg6 31. Kh2?? forfeits the advantage 31. Rxe5 the advantage is on the side of White 31... Bf7 32. Qe2 31... Rxf2 g2 draws heavy fire 31... d6!? 32. f3 Bf7 32. Qe8+= Rf8?? 32... Qf8 was a good chance to save the game 33. Qxf8+ Rxf8 34. Rxe5 Be6= 33. Qxe7!! Eliminates the defender e7 33... Qh6 33... Qxe7 A deflection 34. Ng6+ Theme: Double Attack 34. Qxf8+! A double attack 34... Qxf8 Theme: Deflection from g6 35. Ng6+ Theme: Double Attack 35... Kxh7 36. Nxf8+ 1-0 [Fritz 9 (10s)]

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