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The brightest of Devon’s ten wins against Gloucestershire in their recent match was this one from Board 3.
White: S. J. Homer (183). Black: S. J. Waterfield (178).
Sicilian Defence – Dragon Variation [B72]
1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.Nf3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nc6 6.Nb3 Nf6 7.Be2 0–0 8.Be3 d6 Black has transposed into a classic Sicilian Dragon formation… 9.g4 … and White responds accordingly with a quick kingside attack. 9…Be6 10.g5 Nd7 11.h4 Nce5 12.h5 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Bxc4 14.Bd4 Ne5 15.f4 Bxb3 16.axb3 Nf3+ 17.Qxf3 Bxd4 18.0–0–0 Gaining a vital tempo, which allows White’s attack to continue. 18…Bg7 19.hxg6 fxg6 20.Qh3 Kf7 21.f5 Not 21.Qxh7?? which loses the queen to 21…Rh8. 21…Rh8 22.Rdf1 Ke8 23.fxg6 hxg6 24.Qxh8+! 1–0 Black resigned, as he would lose a piece after 24…Bxh8 25.Rxh8+ Kd7 26.Rxd8+ Rxd8. Another attacking possibility would have been 24.Qe6 Rxh1 25.Rxh1 Bf8 26.Nd5 Qc8 27.Qxg6+ Kd7 28.Rh3 and White would again win material.
Today marks the half-way stage (the 7th of 14 rounds) of the World Championship Candidates tournament currently being held at 2, Savoy Place, London, the strongest tournament of its kind in history. Eight of the world’s chess elite will play each of their opponents twice, the winner earning the right to challenge the World Champion, Vishi Anand of India.
The favourite is the former child prodigy, 22 year old Magnus Carlsen of Norway. Not only is he the highest rated of the contestants, he is the only one not from a former Soviet bloc country. It’s strange that neither China, India nor the Americas, with all their many millions of players, could produce just one person between them good enough to claim a place at this “high table”.
Today Carlsen is due to play Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan. The final round is on 1st April, with the next day reserved for a possible play-off. Anand, for one, will be watching developments closely.
Last week’s 2-mover was solved by 1.Bf6! after which Black has 4 “tries”, each of which is answered with a different mate, viz 1…Ne3 2.Qxd6#. 1…Ne4 2.fxe4#. 1…Ne1 Rh4# and 1…Nc4 2.Qd4#.
This position is from an earlier game by Carlsen. How did he break through Black’s defences to record a win in 6 more moves?
The final scheduled round of the Inter-County competition was held on Saturday. Devon managed to get out a strong side and cruised past Gloucestershire at West Buckland, winning 11½-4½. The details were as follows (Devon names first):-
1. D. Mackle 0-1 J. Stewart; 2. J. K. Stephens 1-0 D.Lambourne; 3. S. J. Homer 1-0 J. Waterfield; 4. D. Regis 1-0 J. Jenkins; 5. P. Medina 1-0 P. J. Meade; 6. J. Leung ½-½ P. Dodwell; 7. K. J. Hurst 1-0 P. Denison; 8. A. W. Brusey ½-½ A. N. Walker; 9. B.W. Hewson ½-½ M. J. Ashworth; 10. J. Underwood 1-0 B. Whitelaw; 11. M. V. Abbott 0-1 G. A. Brown; 12. O. Wensley 1-0 R. J. Dixon; 13. A. S. Kinder 1- 0 M. Claypole; 14. M. Shaw 1-0 A. Richards; 15. W. H. Ingham 0-1 P. Baker; 16. B. G. Gosling 1-0 P. R. Bending.
Meanwhile, knowing their opponents are capable of unexpected wins against any team that under-estimates them, Somerset took no chances against Cornwall and fielded a strong side at Exminster, eventually winning 9-3 over a 12 board match. The details were as follows (Cornish players 1st):- 1. J. F. Menadue 0-1 J. Rudd. 2. M. I. Hassal 1-0 P. Krzyzanowski. 3. R. Kneebone ½-½ D. LIttlejohns. 4. S. Bartlett ½-½ A. V. Wong. 5. J. Wilman 0-1 P. Chaplin. 6. G. Trudeau 0-1 A. Footner. 7. C. Sellwood 0-1 D. Painter. 8. 8. D. J. Jenkins ½-½ C. Purry. 9. M. Hill 0-1 J. E. Fewkes. 10. D. R. Jenkins ½-½ N. Senior. 11. C. Long 0-1 G. N. Jepps. 12. P. Spargo ½-½ D. Peters.
Apparently, the Hants vs Dorset match was not played due to a misunderstanding over the start time – another disruption to this season’s carefully planned programme of matches.
(Since going to press, it’s emerged that the Dorset team turned up at the venue for a 1 p.m. start, as defined in an e-mail, by the Dorset captain. As no Hants players had shown by 2 p.m. Dorset left for home. 5 minutes later, Hants players started arriving for a 2.30 start. Sodd’s Law, once again demonstrating that if a thing can go wrong, it probably will.)
The West of England Congress at Exmouth starts a week on Friday and the entry limit is almost reached. Enquiries about late entries to Alan Crickmore on 01752-768206 or e-mail email@example.com.
Last week’s problem was solved by under-promoting the pawn to a bishop, forcing Black’s king to d8 and then Rd4 is mate.
The British Solving Championship was held recently at Eton College, and was won by Colin McNab ahead of the usual winners, Nunn and Mestel. Paignton’s Jon Lawrence came a respectable 13th out of 35 competitors. This one, by Charles Kemp, was one of the three 2-movers in the competition, worth 5 points each. It was first published in Plymouth’s Western Daily Mercury in 1919.
A look at the team lists before the match started would suggest that Exmouth could anticipate being in for a relatively easy afternoon. A look at the completed result chart would suggest that that is exactly how it turned out, especially after John Stephens on Bd. 1 had a quick, 18 move win, to put the visitors 1-0 up.
How wrong can one be. The remaining 5 games were all tense affairs right up to the fourth hour of play, and at one stage it looked as if Exmouth could lose the match. The Gorodi-Hurst match was unclear for most of the time until Hurst finally broke through, while Wensley never had any advantage against Peter Halmkin and went on to lose his last piece and with it the game. Norman Tidy had much freedon in the centre of the board to deploy his queen and rooks, and Shaw had to defend very carefully. Eventually Shaw broke through to record a hard-earned point.
Ariss played in his usual aggressive way, and Gosling countered well, but used much time to find the right moves which put the pressure on. With a minute or two left on White’s clock a draw was agreed, securing the necessary 3.5 points for an Exmouth win.
Meanwhile, Abbott had entered a long endgame with Q+N vs Q+R, but found a clever resource to win the exchange back. But Black’s queen had many checks available and drove his opponent’s king to the opposite side of the board. With seconds of extra time left, Abbott managed to force the queens off, leaving him with c. 25 seconds to queen his 2 pawns and mate his opponent. He managed it with 5 seconds left.
It was all very hard work, especially watching it from the sidelines.
|1||A. W. Brusey||174||0||1||J. K. Stephens||192|
|2||H. W. Ingham||158||0||1||M. V. Abbott||167|
|3||J. G. Gorodi||148||0||1||K. J. Hurst||176|
|4||P. E. Halmkin||140||1||0||O. E. Wensley||172|
|5||N. F. Tidy||119||0||1||M. Shaw||166|
|6||J. A. Ariss||120||½||½||B. G. Gosling||164|
All 6 games here ▼
In last Saturday’s round of the Inter-County Championship, Cornwall lost to Hampshire 3½ – 12½ at Gittisham, while at Norton Fitzwarren, in a closer match Somerset beat Devon by 9-7. The home team’s winners were Messrs Rudd, Buckley, Edgell, Krzyzanowski, Footner, Fewkes and Senior, while Devon’s victors were Messrs Sivrev, Medina, Brusey, Underwood and Kinder.
In contrast, Devon’s 2nd team ran out comfortable winners by 7½ – 4½, with wins by Messrs Thynne, Ingham, Body and Stinton-Brownbridge.
This game from Board 8 showed White seeking to exploit his speed of piece development.
White: A. F. Footner (174). Black: B. W. Hewson (174).
Caro-Kann – Spielmann Var. [B11]
1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Qf3 e6 4.d4 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Qxd4 6.Ne2 Qb6 7.N2c3 Nd7 8.Be2 Ngf6 9.Bf4 Nxe4 10.Nxe4 e5 11.Bd2 Nc5 12.Bc3 Qc7 13.0–0–0 Be6 14.Rhe1 Bd5 White is looking for something spectacular as he is fully developed while Black is not. 15.Nf6+!? He could also have tried 15.Rxd5 cxd5 16.Bb5+ Nd7 17.Ng5 threatening f7 and e5 17…0–0–0 18.Nxf7 d4 19.Bxd7+ Rxd7 20.Nxh8 Bd6 21.Bd2 and White is a piece up. 15…gxf6 16.Qxf6 Ne4 17.Qxh8 Nxc3 18.Bg4 Preventing castling and threatening e5. 18…Ne4 If 18…Nxd1 19.Rxe5+ Be6 20.Bxe6 Qd6 21.Bg4+ Kd8 22.Rf5 Ke7 23.Kb1 the threat is …Bh6+ winning the queen. 19.f4 Qe7 19…Nf2?? looking for the fork is answered by 20.Rxe5+. 20.Bf3 Qf6 21.Qxf6 Nxf6 22.Rxe5+ Kd7 Black now has 2 minor pieces for a rook, so White needs a move. 22…Be7 23.Rde1 Ng8 24.Bxd5 cxd5 25.Rxd5 23.c4 Bd6 24.cxd5 Bxe5 25.dxc6+ Kc7 26.fxe5 Ng8 27.cxb7 Re8 Black gets his rook out, but it must stay on the back rank to guard against the b7 pawn. 28.Rd4 Ne7 29.Rf4 White probes and Black must respond immediately as his time has almost gone. 29…Rf8 30.e6 f6 31.Rh4 Rh8 32.Rh6 Ng6 33.e7 Nxe7 34.Rxf6 h6 1-0 and Black’s flag fell, but he is lost anyway, being 3 pawns down. Play might have continued – 34…h6 35.Rf7 Re8 36.Rh7 Kd6 37.Rxh6+ Kc7 etc.
In an earlier game ending from Prague 1938, (given on 26th Jan.) White pulled off a near-miraculous win after 1.Rc8+ Kh7 2.Rh8+ KxR 3.Qh6+ Kg8 (the pawn was pinned) 4.Qxg7 mate.
Last week’s game ended with White powerless against this combination: 1…Qh2+ 2.Kf1 Qh1+ 3.Ng1 Nd2+ 4.RxN QxN+ 5.KxQ Re1 mate.
This week’s 2-mover is another world premier by Dave Howard.
Anyone looking at the team sheets before the match started could be forgiven for thinking that Devon should not have too much difficulty in recoding a win, given that Dorset were outgraded on every board but one. However, a late withdrawal and a default on Bd. 13 probably did much to even things up and once the game results started coming in, Devon spent most of the time on level terms, at best.
Eventually, it came down to 7½-all with one game finishing in a tense knight + rook endgame that was far from clear, as time trouble made finding the right moves difficult. However, after the rooks came off, Mike Litchfield succeeded in getting his knight trapped, and conceded his game, and with it the match.
It was a much tighter match than anticipated, and none the worse for that.
|Sat. 27th Oct. 2012|
|1||Trefor F. Thynne||158||½||½||Philip M. Aston||151|
|2||Paul Brooks||157||½||½||Warren Legg||149|
|3||Mike Stinton-Brownbridge||159||0||1||David Aldwinckle||149|
|4||David A. Toms||159||0||1||Julian Cherryson||145|
|5||John Fraser||153||1||0||Michael J. Litchfield||142|
|6||Ivor S. Annetts||152||1||0||John Bowley||141|
|7||John Gorodi||148||0||1||Michael Fielding||139|
|8||Piet Dobber||142||½||½||Paul T. Errington||140|
|9||Robert G Wilby||145||1||0||Paul Brackner||136|
|10||Keith P. Atkins||143||1||0||Paul A. Jackson||133|
|11||Peter E. Halmkin||140||1||0||W. John Kelly||128|
|12||Daniel Nie||146||1||0||Paul A. Bland||128|
|13||Anthony Hart||135||0||1||Julian May||128|
|14||Ken R D Alexander||129||0||1||Frank Fallon||124|
|15||Robert H. Jones||130||1||0||Norman Mackie||117|
|16||Simon Blake||96||0||1||John M. George||108|
Devon’s annual pre-season chess funfest is the Team Blitz Tournament, hosted in recent years by Trefor Thynne in the Newton Abbot clubroom. Entries were up again, this time with 13 teams of 4 players, and 3 trophies to play for, The Thomas Cup for the overall winner, the new Hodge Cup (donated by Exmouth veteran Fred Hodge) for teams in the middle range (600 – 450 total grade) and a small trophy for teams whose total standard grade was under 450.
The teams were not only increased in quantity but also in quality, with International Master Jack Rudd featuring for Bideford and top players from 3 counties appearing for Tiverton. The South Hams were a player short, a gap filled by one of Exmouth’s extra players, this composite team being re-named Ham & Ex.
The odd number of rounds necessitated a 4-point bye in each round, and with 6 rounds to be played, the maximum posible score was 24 pts. In outline, the final scores were as follows:
|1st||Tiverton Buzzards||18½||Thomas Cup|
|3rd=||Newton Abbot Rooks||15|
|6th=||Teignmouth A||13||Hodge Cup|
|6th=||Tiverton Kestrels||13||Hodge Cup|
|6th=||Torquay Boys’ G.S.||13||U-450 trophy|
|9th=||Newton Abbot Knights||12|
|9th=||Ham & Ex||12|
More details will appear after the photograph section.
|3rda||Newton Abbot Rooks||1||2||3||4||5||6||Tot.|
|1||J. K. Stephens||192||1||0||1||1||½||0||3½|
|2||K. J. Hurst||176||1||½||0||1||1||0||3½|
|3||O. E. Wensley||172||1||1||1||0||½||½||4|
|1||A. W. Brusey||171||1||0||½||½||0||0||2|
|2||J. G. Gorodi||148||1||0||½||1||0||0||2½|
|3||N. W. Tidy||119||1||½||0||1||0||0||2½|
|1||I. S. Annetts||151||0||0||0||½||0||1||1½|
|2||K. P. Atkins||134||½||½||0||1||0||1||3|
|9tha||Newton Abbot Knights||Grd▼||1||2||3||4||5||6||Tot.|
|9thb||Ham & Ex||Grd▼||1||2||3||4||5||6||Tot.|
|1||J. S. Murray||149||1||0||0||0||0||½||1½|
|2||A. G. K. Hart||135||1||0||0||0||0||1||2|
|3||R. H. Jones||130||1||0||1||0||0||1||3|
|4||F. R. Hodge||115||1||½||1||0||1||1||4½|
N.B. The S. Hams teamsheet is missing, but their totals are correct.
The Devon Association held its postponed AGM at the Met Office, Exeter on Friday 15th June.
(1) ECF Membership Scheme:
The main focus of interest lay in how the Association should approach the ECF’s new Membership Scheme, due to replace its Game Fee system on 1st September 2012. Under this new regime, players are urged to enter at one of 4 levels; i.e. (a) Bronze level (costing £12 net per person per annum) which would cover the grading of all games played in clubs, leagues and county matches. (b) Silver level, (costing £18 net per person per annum) would include all these plus games played in congresses. (c) Gold level (£26 net) would include FIDE-rated event, like the Paignton Premier, and (d) Platinum level (£60) for those wishing to go the extra mile in their support for the work of the ECF.
No one is obliged to enter the scheme at all, but non-members will be charged a punitive £2.00 per game graded, so non-members playing more than 6 games per year would be out of pocket. It makes financial sense, therefore, for active players to become Members. However, to leave this purely up to individuals (the laissez-faire option) invites an administrative nightmare at best, and chaos at worst, as already over-worked unpaid officials everywhere would have to sort out what to do in cases where Members play non-Members, and after identifying them, how much money to claim off whom, and how and when etc. etc.
It was agreed unanimously that all Devon-affiliated clubs should incorporate the £12 Bronze level membership fee into their annual subscriptions, so that all club members are automatically ECF Members, thus eliminating all the above paperwork and hassle. This is not quite so much as it sounds at first, as clubs will not have to pay Game Fee as they have in the past.
So, to be a member of a Devon club is to be a ECF Member (Bronze level). It will be up to individual clubs to compile a list of its own members and fill in an ECF-generated form giving all the members’ details they require and paying the moneys due.
Congress organisers will have to devise their own way of ensuring whether entrants need to upgrade to Silver membership. Some may automatically incorporate the extra £6 into their entry fee, and be prepared to refund this to any player able to demonstrate their prior Silver Membership.
(2) Paignton Congress: The other item of interest and concern lay with the future of the Paignton Congress. Its Secretary, Alan Crickmore, had been in contact with the MD of the Akkeron Group, the company who had been negiotiating with Torbay Council for the purchase of the Oldway Mansion and estate, and had learned that the project had moved on apace. The developers will be ready to move their men in soon after this year’s Congress. In contrast to what they had said earlier, they plan to tackle the mansion itself first, turning it into a hotel, with rooms in the main building and the Rotunda. Thus, there will definitely not be a Paignton Congress in 2013. The new owners have indicated that the Ballroom will be available for Congress again in 2014, but whether their hire charge will be sustainable remains to be seen. Without being defeatist we may have to be prepared to find that this year’s Congress is the last.
(1) Competitions & Prizegiving:
The team competitions were very much the Tiverton and Newton Abbot show, as evidenced by the photographs below, with Exmouth putting up a good challenge in those sections they entered.
|Bremridge Div. 1||1||2||3||4||5||F||A||Tot.|
|Mamhead Div. 2||1||2||3||4||5||F||A||Tot.|
|Schofield Div. 3||1||1a||2||2a||3||3a||F||A||Tot.|
|Moyle Div. 4||1||2||3||4||F||A||Tot.|
|4||Ladies||Jacqui Barber-Lafon||Newton Abbot|
After a disappointing 5-1 loss to Newton Abbot in their previous Div. 1 match, Exmouth were hoping for better luck against an equally strong Tiverton side. They had their 4 regulars on the top boards, fresh from triumphs at the East Devon Congress the previous weekend, and were joined by 2 “newcomers” on Bds. 5 & 6, namely Tony Hart and Meyrick Shaw, both of whose absence from active play for can be measured in decades.
After 2 hours play there were some very worried faces on the Tiverton side, as the home side looked to be comfortable-to-better on 5 boards. However, converting any advantage to a full point proved impossible.
Tony Hart was running Ivor Annetts ragged for most of the game, but misjudged his defences, allowing his opponent back into the game and he succumbed to a strong kingside attack. Shaw fell for a sucker punch in the opening, allowing Bxf7+ to an uncastled king with a knight hovering to follow it up. The “gift” was declined and he got back to a pawn up going into a bishops of opposite colour endgame, which couldn’t be forced. Gosling overlooked what appeared to be a forced mate in 2 and allowed his opponent to get in a long series of checks and a draw was agreed, making 3 results that got away. Wensley was always comfortable against Hewson and it ended up with K+equal pawns with no advantage to either side. Stephens’ position was equal up to the point where he inadvertantly lost his bishop. His only compensation was for his queen to have total domination of the white squares and a long series of checks that again ended in a draw. At the outset, Hurst was determined to play quickly in the opening in order to avoid the risk of blundering pieces away in time trouble at the end – a plan that didn’t quite work the way he intended. Never the less, Edgell knew he was in danger at several points and had to be at his best. All in all, it was a case of ’so near and yet so far’ from a fabulous result.
|1||Kevin J. Hurst||186||0||1||Ben Edgell||194|
|2||John Stephens||173||½||½||Mike Richardt||180|
|3||Oliver Wensley||164||½||½||Brian Hewson||184|
|4||Brian Gosling||150||½||½||Simon Bartlett||165|
|5||Tony Hart||145e||0||1||Ivor Annetts||150|
|6||Meyrick Shaw||150e||½||½||Keith Atkins||145|
A minor piece of local chess history was made on Wednesday when a Seaton team came to Exmouth to play in a DCCA tournament, the Team Rapidplay (Newman Cup); neither Seaton nor Sidmouth had ever played in any DCCA competition before this season.
The maximum total grade for this match was 599, grades taken on the September 2011 grades (RapidPlay grade where appropriate), an average of just under 150 per board. Seaton’s team were all fairly close to this average, whereas Exmouth used Fred Hodge, relatively low-graded but vastly experienced and a safe pair of hands, on Bd. 4 to balance up the top 2 boards.
This policy proved successful as Fred held his own in both rounds against Alan Dowse who is c. 30 grading points higher, while Stephens and Wensley proved more than a handful at the top end. Only Jones failed to score, twice succumbing to Stone’s attacking skills.
Exmouth now have this win and a draw against Tiverton, with return matches yet to be played.
|Bd||Exmouth||Grd||Rd1 Rd2||Rd1 Rd2||Seaton||Grd|
|1||J. K. F Stephens||176||1 1||0 0||S. K. Dean||150|
|2||O. E. Wensley||164||1 ½||0 ½||M. W. Adams||136|
|3||R. H. Jones||147||0 0||1 1||S. Stone||147|
|4||F. R. Hodge||107||½ ½||½ ½||A. Dowse||135|
|Totals||594||2½ 2||1½ 2||568|
Exmouth were away to their local rivals Exeter in Devon’s 1st Division, the Bremridge Cup, when both teams were without several key players. The match was held in the offices of the Schools Health Education Unit, on the Marsh Barton estate, with Bds 1-3 in one room and 4-6 in another, and generally, the teams were very evenly matched.
On Bd 4, Brian Gosling, with Black, achieved a crushing breakthrough against his opponent’s kingside and forced the fist resignation. On Bd. 6, Bob Jones won a central pawn that had been injudiciously advanced, and managed to exploit this slight advantage, and a subsequent blunder, to win a rook with a knight fork. On Bd. 5, newcomer Tony Hart turned around what at one point looked a difficult position to conduct a king hunt with all his forces coordinating excellently.
Thus, all games in one room were completed 3-0, while the top players battled on. In a pawn and minor pieces ending Oliver Wensley sacrificed one piece to secure 2 passed pawns. His opponent returned material to reach a K+5 ending. Thinking it was probably losing, his opponent offered a draw, which Wensley accepted without hesitation, securing the match. A post-game analysis showed it was actually a drawn ending.
Stephens lost in a complicated position, while Hurst, standing 3 pawns up in a Q+2R each endgame, placed a rook on a square where it could be taken for nothing. Match over.
|1||D. Regis||182||1||0||K. J. Hurst||186|
|2||S. Waters||165||1||0||J. K. F. Stephens||173|
|3||S. Pope||152||½||½||O. E. Wensley||164|
|4||W. Marjoram||151||0||1||B. G. E. Gosling||150|
|5||P. Dobber||150||0||1||A. G. K. Hart||145e|
|6||A. J. Waley||129||0||1||R. H. Jones||130|
Here are the first 2 games to finish.
White: W. T. Marjoram (151). Black: B. G. E. Gosling (150).
King’s Indian Defence – Classical Variation [E90]
1.c4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.h3 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nbd7 6.e4 e5 7.d5 0–0 8.Bd3 a5 9.0–0 Nc5 10.Be3 b6 11.a3 Bd7 12.b4 axb4 13.axb4?? Diagram
Overlooking the fact that his queen is overloaded. First get rid of the knight – viz. 13.Bxc5 bxc5 14.axb4 cxb4 15.Rxa8 Qxa8 16.Nb5 Bxb5 17.cxb5 Nd7 18.Qd2 Nc5 19.Bc4 and Black is comfortable with a pawn up. 13…Rxa1 14.Qxa1 Nxd3 15.Qb1 Nf4 16.c5 bxc5 17.bxc5 Qc8 With the luxury of an extra piece, Black lines up against the enemy king. 18.c6 Bxh3 19.Bxf4 exf4 20.gxh3 Qxh3 21.Qd3 Ng4 22.Ne2 Nh2 Winning more material. 23.Nxh2 the least worst option. 23…Qxd3 24.Nxf4 Qxe4 25.Ng2 Qxd5 26.Ne3 Qg5+ 27.Kh1 Qc5 28.Rd1 Qxc6+ 29.Kg1 Ra8 30.Nd5 Kf8 31.Kg2 Ra5 Resigned as Black is winning another piece. 0–1
White: A. G. K. Hart (145). Black: P. Dobber (150).
English Opening – Sicilian Var. [A22]
1.c4 d6 2.Nc3 e5 3.d3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.g3 c6 6.Bg2 Bg4 7.0–0 0–0 8.a3 a5 9.Rb1 Qc7 10.b4 axb4 11.axb4 Nbd7 12.Qd2 h6 13.Bb2 Be6 14.e3 d5 15.cxd5 Nxd5 16.Nxd5 Bxd5 17.Rfc1 f6 18.e4 Be6 19.Nh4 Kh7 20.f4 Bd6 21.f5 Bf7 22.Nf3 Ba2 23.Ra1 Qb6+! White overlooked this check, which wins a pawn. 24.Kh1 Bxb4 25.Qe2 c5 However, White soon has a trick to win it back. 26.Bxe5 fxe5 27.Rxa2 Ra6 28.Rxa6 bxa6 29.g4 Qf6 Now materially level, but Black has an outside passed pawn with available support. White decides to act vigorously on the other wing in order to preoccupy Black from pushing his a-pawn. 30.h4 g5 31.fxg6+ opening lines to the Black king. 31…Kxg6 32.Rf1 Qe7 33.Bh3 a5 34.g5 Rd8 Diagram
35.Bf5+ Kg7 36.gxh6+ Kxh6 37.Qe3+ Kg7 38.Rg1+ Kf7 39.Qh6 Qf6 40.Qh7+ Ke8 41.Rg8+ Nf8 42.Bg6+ 1-0 Resigned. If 42…Qxg6 43.Qxg6+ Kd7 44.Rg7+ Kc8 45.Qc6+ Kb8 46.Qb7#