[Event "Reg Gillman "]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1999.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Pyrich, George"]
[Black "Nightingale, Darrell"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A20"]
[PlyCount "55"]
[EventDate "1999.??.??"]
{In some games the variations which which aren't played are more interesting
than those which are. The following is one such game.} 1. c4 e5 2. g3 {
The move order favoured by Kosten in his "The Dynamic English"} 2... c6 3. d4 {
Now we have a reversed Sicilian 2.c3 where White has the extra move 2.g3 I've
long held the view that 2...Nf6 is Black's best against 2.c3 so maybe I should
have played 3.Nf3here} 3... exd4 (3... Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Bxd2+ 5. Qxd2 d6 {
leads to an entirely different set-up}) 4. Qxd4 d5 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Bg2 Be6 {
Kosten gives only 6.... Nf6} 7. Nf3 Nc6 8. Qa4 Bc5 ({I'd expected} 8... Nf6 {
when} 9. Nc3 {looks better for White, for example} 9... Qb6 10. O-O Bc5 11. Qc2
Nb4 12. Qa4+ Bd7 13. Qb3 O-O 14. a3 Nc6 15. Qxb6 Bxb6 16. Bg5 $14) 9. O-O {
Now we have a position similar to that in Tarrasch Defence where Black's easy
development and active pieces compensate for the supposedly weakpawnatd5} 9...
h6 {Another surprise.} ({Maybe he could have saved amove with} 9... Nge7 {when}
10. Nc3 O-O 11. Bf4 a6 (11... Ng6 12. Rad1 Nxf4 13. Qxf4 Rc8 14. a3 {
also looks o.k. for Black}) 12. Rad1 {is roughly equal}) 10. Nc3 Nge7 {
Again unexpected! After his previous I thought he was playing} (10... Nf6 {
when of course I can't play 11.Bg5 Instead} 11. Bf4 O-O 12. Rac1 ({Maybe} 12.
Rad1) 12... Rc8 13. a3 {is again about equal although White has always to
consider the agressive pawn advance g5!?}) 11. Bf4 ({Instead} 11. Ne5 {
looks to only help Black e.g.} 11... O-O 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Bf4 Ng6 14. Rad1 Qb6
) 11... a6 ({If} 11... Ng6 {then} 12. Rad1 {looks good for White} (12. Nb5 $6 {
can't be good}) 12... O-O (12... Nxf4 13. gxf4 O-O 14. f5 $1 {
is excellent for White}) 13. Nxd5 Bxd5 14. e4 Nxf4 15. gxf4 Bb3 16. Qxb3 Qe7
17. Rd5) 12. Rad1 O-O (12... g5 $6 13. Be5 b5 14. Qb3 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 {
must be good for White}) 13. a3 (13. Ne4 $5 {seems to only invite complications
} 13... Ba7 $1 (13... dxe4 $2 14. Rxd8 Raxd8 15. Qxe4 Bxa2)) ({Instead} 13. Rd2
b5 14. Qd1 Qa5 (14... b4 15. Ne4 dxe4 16. Rxd8 Raxd8 17. Nd2 f5) 15. Ne5 Nxe5
16. Bxe5 Rac8 {looks comfortable for Black}) ({whilst} 13. Nxd5 $4 {walks into}
13... Nxd5 14. e4 Nb6) 13... Rc8 ({if} 13... Ng6 {then} 14. e3 ({maybe} 14. e4
$5) 14... Re8 15. Rd2 (15. Ne1 {looks playable too} 15... Nxf4 16. Qxf4 Ne7 17.
Qe5 Bd6 18. Qh5) 15... b5 16. Qd1 (16. Qc2 Bb6 {should be o.k. for Black})
16... Nxf4 17. gxf4 b4 18. Nxd5 bxa3 19. Qc2 {
with 20.f5 to follow looks fine for White}) 14. Ne5 {
I was reluctant to play this but the alternatives didn't look too good} (14.
Rd2 $2 g5 $1 15. Be3 (15. Be5 g4) 15... Bxe3 16. fxe3 Nf5 17. e4 Qb6+ $17) (14.
e4 d4 {looks a bit messy}) ({However} 14. b4 {looks better with hindsight}
14... Bb6 15. Ne4 Ng6 16. Nc5 Nxf4 17. gxf4 Qe7 18. Rc1 (18. f5 $5) 18... Bxc5
19. Rxc5 d4 {offers chances for both sides}) ({but} 14. Ne1 {
looks very unclear after} 14... g5 $5 (14... Re8 {is more restrained!}) 15. Nd3
Ba7 16. Bd2 f5) 14... d4 ({Now} 14... g5 $2 {is clearly bad after} 15. Nxc6
Rxc6 16. Be5 b5 17. Qb3 d4 18. Qc2 Bf5 19. Qd2) ({but} 14... Re8 {
was what I'd expected. After} 15. Nxc6 Rxc6 16. Rd2 Qc8 17. Nxd5 Nxd5 18. Bxd5
Bxd5 19. Rxd5 Rxe2 20. Qd1 {it's about equal}) ({whilst} 14... Nxe5 15. Bxe5
Re8 16. Bd4 {is fine for White who would like to exchange the black-squared
B's and then attack the d5 pawn}) 15. Nd3 (15. Nxc6 Nxc6 16. Ne4 Be7 {
only helps Black}) ({as does} 15. e3 Qb6 16. exd4 Bxd4 17. Nxc6 Nxc6) 15... Ba7
16. Ne4 Nd5 (16... Ng6 {allows} 17. Bd6 {when one nice line is} 17... Re8 18.
Bc5 Bf5 $5 19. Nd6 Bxc5 20. Nxb7 Qb6 21. Nbxc5 Rxe2 22. Rfe1 Rxe1+ 23. Rxe1 a5
24. Be4 Bxe4 25. Rxe4 {and it's about equal}) 17. Rc1 {probably best as} (17.
Bd2 {leaves the Q short of squares after} 17... Nb6 $1 18. Qc2 Nb4 19. Qb1 Nxd3
20. exd3 f5 $17) ({and} 17. Bd6 {also looks bad} 17... Re8 18. Bc5 b6 19. Bb4
Bb8 $1 20. Qxa6 Ndxb4 21. axb4 Bd5 {with strong compensation for the pawn}) ({
but} 17. Nd6 {is unclear after} 17... Nxf4 18. Nxc8 Nxe2+ 19. Kh1 Qxc8 20. Rfe1
Bg4 21. f3 Nxg3+ 22. hxg3 Bf5 {with 2 pawns for the exchange and attacking
chances with the 2 B's against the weakened WhiteK}) 17... Bg4 ({Now} 17... Nb6
18. Qc2 Nb4 19. Qd2 {is o.k. for White}) ({as is} 17... Nxf4 18. Nxf4 Qe7 19.
b4) ({but} 17... Re8 {is interesting} 18. Nec5 Bxc5 (18... Nxf4 19. Nxf4 Bxc5
20. Rxc5 Bd7 21. Qc2 Bg4 22. Re1 Qd6 23. b4 {is probably good for White}) 19.
Rxc5 {with equal chances}) 18. Rfe1 (18. Nec5 $2 {allows} 18... Bxe2 19. Nxb7
Qd7 20. Ndc5 Bxc5 21. Nxc5 Qf5 $17) 18... Nxf4 19. Nxf4 Qe7 {
protecting c5 Instead} (19... Re8 20. h3 Be6 21. Nc5 Bxc5 22. Rxc5 $14) 20. b4
(20. Nd5 {was a better try} 20... Qe5 21. e3 Rfd8 $2 (21... Bd7 $1 22. exd4
Nxd4 23. Qd1 Rxc1 24. Qxc1 Kh8 25. Nec3 Qf5 26. Qf4 Bc6 27. Qxf5 Nxf5 28. Re5
Nd6 29. Re7) 22. exd4 Qxd4 23. Rc4 Qd3 24. Nef6+ {is winning for White!}) 20...
Rfd8 (20... Rfe8 {was tricky as White has to mind his back rank e.g.} 21. Nc5
Bxc5 22. Rxc5 Ne5 23. Rec1 Rxc5 24. Rxc5 $4 d3 $1 25. Rc7 (25. exd3 Nf3+ 26.
Bxf3 Qe1+ 27. Kg2 Qh1+ 28. Kxh1 Bxf3+ 29. Ng2 Re1# {is a nice mate}) 25... dxe2
$19) 21. Nd3 {seems best as} (21. Nc5 {is still risky} 21... Bxc5 22. Rxc5 $2
d3 23. Bxc6 d2 24. Rd1 Rxc6 $17) 21... Ne5 22. Nec5 {Better than} (22. Nxe5
Rxc1 23. Rxc1 Qxe5 $17) 22... Bxc5 ({I was unsure about} 22... b6 {when} 23.
Nxe5 Qxe5 24. Nd3 Rxc1 25. Rxc1 Qxe2 26. Qxa6 {
is unclear! The a7 B is "stuck" but the d4 might become a monster!} 26... Bf5 (
26... Bf3 $4 27. Re1) 27. Qxa7 Qxd3 28. Qxb6 Re8 $13) 23. bxc5 ({Again} 23.
Nxc5 {allows} 23... b6 24. Nb7 Rxc1 25. Rxc1 Rd7 26. Qxa6 d3 27. exd3 Nf3+ 28.
Bxf3 Bxf3 {and it's all over!}) 23... Nxd3 {Now things just fizzle out} 24.
exd3 Rxc5 25. Qb4 Re8 26. Bxb7 (26. Rb1 $2 Rb5 $1 $15) 26... Rxc1 ({if} 26...
Bh3 {simply} 27. Ra1 {gives Black nothing}) 27. Rxc1 Qf6 (27... a5 {
comes to nothing after} 28. Qa4 Bf5 29. Bd5 Bxd3 30. Qxd4 Bb5 (30... Qxa3 $4
31. Ra1 {wins!})) 28. Re1 {With a draw offer which was accepted} ({Instead} 28.
Be4 $4 Rxe4 $1 29. dxe4 Qf3 30. Qb8+ Kh7 31. Qf4 Qxf4 32. gxf4 d3 {
would have been a sad end!}) 1/2-1/2
[Event "MN69"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Lennox, C J."]
[Black "Giese, R."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D15"]
[Annotator "C J Lennox"]
[PlyCount "66"]
{Bernard. As you were sporting enough to publish our game, here is my most
entertaining (if not enjoyable) game from MN69.} 1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 c6 3. d4 Nf6
4. Nc3 dxc4 5. Ne5 {
I had played this before in OTB games, but this was my first CC opportunity.}
5... b5 6. g3 e6 7. Bg2 Nd5 8. e4 Nb4 {This was an unpleasant surprise, with
the tactical point 9.a3 Qxd4! 8...Nxc3 would have been similar to one of my
previous games.} 9. O-O Nd7 {In this position i spent some time trying to make
10.Nxc6 work, but without success.} 10. Nf3 Bb7 11. e5 Nd3 12. Ne1 Nxc1 13.
Rxc1 Qb6 14. b3 Ba3 15. bxc4 {Already getting desperate!} 15... Bxc1 16. c5 Qa5
17. Qxc1 O-O 18. Ne4 b4 19. f4 Qxa2 20. Nd6 {Who was it who said that with a N
on d6 or e6 you can go to sleep and let your game win itself?} 20... Ba6 21.
Rf2 Qa4 22. f5 b3 {I had anticipated 22...exf5 with some optimism, but after
Black's next move I couldn't find a way to continue the attack.} 23. f6 h6 24.
Qb2 Qb4 25. Rd2 Rab8 {Unfortunatly Black doesn't even need to defend c6, as 26.
Bxc6 can be met by either Nxe5 or Nxc5.} 26. fxg7 Kxg7 27. Be4 f6 28. Bd3 Qa4
29. Bxa6 Qxa6 30. Nd3 fxe5 31. dxe5 Nxc5 32. Nf4 (32. Nf4 {
Dreaming of the grand swindle} 32... Na4 33. Qb1 Rxf4 34. gxf4 b2 35. Rg2+ Kf8
36. Rg8+ Kxg8 37. Qg6+ {# This would have nicely echoed the finish of my game
with Nick Young from the 1975 Scottish OTB ch, at Aberdeen, the game which
made me ch leader for 24 hours. Diagram wKg1,Qd1,Nd5,f3,Ra1,e3,Pa2,b2,d6/bKg8,
Qg3,Nd3,Ra8,f6,Pa7,b7,c4,g6,h7 XABCDEFGHY 8r+-+-+k+( 7zpp+-+-+p'
6-+-zP-trp+& 5+-+N+-+-% 4-+p+-+-+$ 3+-+ntRNwq-# 2PzP-+-+-+"
1tR-+Q+-mK-! xabcdefghy }) {But back in reality, the actual conclusion was
} 32... Rxf4 33. gxf4 Nd3 {Evidently it was my Nd6 that went to sleep!} 0-1
[Event "SCCA Candidates 1999"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Flockhart, H."]
[Black "Jessing, M."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B40"]
[Annotator "M Jessing"]
[PlyCount "80"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bd3 {Kopec variation which i am not familiar with.} 3...
Nc6 4. c3 Nf6 5. Bc2 d5 {...Ng4 not good because of doubled h pawns after Qd4
& ...f6 dubious, allowing scope for WBs.} 6. e5 Nd7 7. d4 cxd4 8. cxd4 Be7 9.
Nc3 a6 10. Be3 Nb6 11. Nd2 h5 {I felt it was the only move to prevent WQ going
to g4 or h5. It meant BQ side castling likely.} 12. f4 Bh4+ {
Weakening W Kingside.} 13. g3 Be7 14. O-O $2 Bd7 15. f5 Qc7 16. Qf3 ({
fxe6 not good for White ie} 16. fxe6 Bxe6 17. Qf3 O-O-O 18. Bf5 Rdf8 19. Nb3 g6
20. Bd3 f5 21. Qe2 Nb4 22. Rfc1 Nxd3 23. Qxd3 Nc4 24. Nd2 Kd7 25. b3 Nxe3 26.
Qxe3 Qa5 27. Na4 Rc8 28. Rxc8 Rxc8 29. Qh6 $2) 16... O-O-O 17. Rfc1 $2 Rdf8 {
Room for King. I was concerned about Na4 or a4 for W and the sacrifice of the
WB at a6.} 18. a3 f6 19. b4 fxe5 {
A complex position in which I wanted counter play quickly.} 20. b5 ({on} 20.
dxe5 d4 21. b5 Nxe5 22. Qf1 dxe3 {etc}) 20... Nxd4 21. Bxd4 exd4 22. Na4 axb5 (
{I chose not to play...} 22... Bxb5 {since} 23. Bd3 Bc6 24. Nxb6+ Qxb6 25. Rab1
Qa7 26. Qe2 Rf6 27. Bxa6 Qxa6 28. Qxa6 bxa6 29. Rxc6+ {
which I felt was unclear.}) 23. Nxb6+ Qxb6 24. Bd3+ Kd8 25. Qe2 Bg5 26. Rcb1
Rxf5 27. Nf3 Be3+ 28. Kg2 Rf7 29. Bxb5 Bxb5 30. Qxb5 Qxb5 31. Rxb5 Rhf8 32. Ne5
Rf2+ 33. Kh3 (33. Kh1 {not as good as text after...} 33... Rf1+ 34. Rxf1 Rxf1+
35. Kg2 Rf2+ 36. Kh1 Kc7 37. a4 Rd2 38. Nf3 Rd1+ 39. Kg2 d3 40. Rb2 d2 41. Rc2+
Kd6 42. a5 Rg1+ 43. Nxg1 d1=Q) 33... g5 34. Rh1 Rd2 35. Rxb7 (35. g4 {
loses quickly to...} 35... h4 36. Rhb1 Rff2) 35... Rff2 36. Rh7 g4+ 37. Nxg4 {
Only move to avoid mate.} 37... hxg4+ 38. Kxg4 d3 39. h4 Rc2 40. Rb7 d2 0-1
[Event "Scotland-CIF (7)"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2000.05.08"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Armstrong, A."]
[Black "Stummerer, A."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B15"]
[WhiteElo "2176"]
[BlackElo "2143"]
[Annotator "Alan Armstrong"]
[PlyCount "35"]
{This game was played by e-mail at a not too hectic pace, the game on the
other hand was...} 1. d4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 {
Well my opponent might be playing a Caro-Kann, but I have news for him...B.D.G}
3. e4 dxe4 4. f3 exf3 5. Nxf3 Bg4 6. h3 {After this move Black can opt to play
the Bishop back, instead he decides to swop off the pieces.} 6... Bxf3 7. Qxf3
Qxd4 {Black is now up by 2 pawns, can White recover, yes by developing and
attacking at the same time.} 8. Be3 Qf6 9. Qg3 {
Black would love to swop off the Queen's, but that is not my poison.} 9... e5
10. O-O-O {White has now reached a safe castled position, and has much more
artillery at his disposal.} 10... Nd7 11. Bc4 {Eyeing up the weak f7 square,
the Rook on h1 will come to f1 and further embarace the black Queen.} 11... Nh6
12. Rhf1 Qg6 {This time I will oblige Black with the Queen swop, and then hack
away the remnants of the defence.} 13. Qxg6 fxg6 {#} (13... hxg6 14. Bxh6 gxh6
15. Bxf7+ Ke7 16. Bxg6 {
In this variation, White regains the 2 pawns and gets the upper hand.} 16...
Rg8 17. Rf7+ Ke6 {Forced as Kd8 or e8 will lead to mate.}) 14. Bxh6 gxh6 15.
Ne4 {Now it starts to get very messy, the Knight on d7 is very vunerable now.
Black is still 2 pawns up, but the Bishop to e6 is too strong.} 15... O-O-O $6
16. Be6 {Followed by Knight to f6 Black will lose the piece or drop the pawns
on h7,h6 and g6.} 16... Kc7 (16... Be7 17. Rf7 Rhe8 18. Rxd7 Rxd7 19. Nf6 Bxf6
20. Bxd7+ Kd8 21. Bxe8 Be7 22. Bxc6 bxc6 23. Rxh7 {
Again White's position is much better.}) 17. Rf7 Kb6 18. Rdxd7 {
Alfred decided enough was enough, and so another bloody victory for the B.D.G.}
1-0
[Event "European Championship"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Giulian, P."]
[Black "Neuvonen, O."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A53"]
[Annotator "P Giulian"]
[PlyCount "73"]
{Old Indian A53)} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nc3 Nbd7 4. e4 e5 5. d5 $6 {Not having
faced this opening for about 15 years I show my ignorance. Better is Nf3, Be2
and 0-0 which gives White a clear edge.} 5... h6 $5 {
Black intends Be7, Nh7 and Bg5 eliminating his bad Bishop.} 6. Be3 Be7 7. f3 {
To obtain any advantage it is important to avoid the Bishop exchange. My plan
is to meet a Bg5 with Bf2 and h4.} 7... O-O {Now I want to castle queenside
and use a pawn storm against the Black King. Unfortunately I can't play Qd2
because after Black plays Bg5 I could no longer play the necessary Bf2.} 8. Bd3
Nc5 9. Bc2 c6 10. Nge2 {
I was tempted by b4 but was unsure what to do with my King after it.} 10...
cxd5 11. cxd5 Qb6 $6 12. Qd2 $1 Nh5 $2 {This wastes two tempi. Better is Bd7.}
({Note that Black cannot play} 12... Qxb2 13. Rb1 Qa3 14. Nb5 Qxa2 15. Nc1 Qc4
16. Rb4 {winning.}) 13. O-O-O Nf6 14. g4 Bd7 15. Ng3 {
I was tempted to play the immediate h4 but became confused by Black's h5.}
15... Nh7 16. h4 Qd8 ({I had expected} 16... f6 17. Nf5 Rf7 18. Rdg1 {
with a promising attack.}) 17. Bxc5 $2 {I didn't like this move at the time
and like it even les now. I wanted to play Qh2 but felt Black could probably
reply with Qb6. However this is much better than what I played.} 17... dxc5 18.
Qh2 Bd6 19. g5 g6 $1 {Sacrifices the h-pawn but it is not clear how I proceed
afterwards. h5 is met by g5. Meanwhile Black has a queenside attack.} 20. h5 $5
Qe7 $1 {if 20...Qxg5+ 21.Kb1 and after Rdg1 White has a strong attack. After
Qe7 I am forced into winning a pawn, but giving up my attack because Black now
threatens to play hxg5 because the Queen defends the Knight on h7.} 21. hxg6
fxg6 22. gxh6 Kh8 $1 ({I had been hoping for} 22... Rxf3 23. Nf5 $3 gxf5 24.
Rdg1+ Kh8 25. Rg7 Qd8 26. Qh5 {
threatening the Rook and also Rxh7+ and Qf7 mating.}) 23. Qg2 Qg5+ 24. Kb1 c4 {
Now I was concerned. My attack seems to be going nowhere whereas Black's
attack is underway.} 25. Rh2 b5 26. Nf1 Rf6 27. Qf2 Bc7 28. Qe2 Bb6 $2 29. d6
$1 {I have no idea whether this is a good move or not! However if I do nothing
I will be swamped on the queenside. My idea is to vacate d5 for the Knight.
This together with Nd2, f4 and Nf3 seemed very promising albeit at the cost of
two or three pawns.} 29... Raf8 30. Rg2 $5 Qxh6 ({If} 30... Qh5 31. Nd5 {
and now} {(i)} 31... Rxd6 ({(ii)} 31... Rxf3 32. Ne7 {with a strong attack.})
32. Nxb6 Rxd1+ 33. Qxd1 Bh3 {
with an unclear position which I think probably favours White.}) 31. Rh2 Qg5 ({
The alternative is} 31... Qg7 32. Nd2 {threatening Rdh1} 32... R8f7 33. Rdh1
Qg8 34. Nd5 Rxd6 35. f4 exf4 36. Qg2 {with a strong attack.}) 32. Nd2 R8f7 $2 {
Possibly the losing move although I think I have a definite advantage. Better
to save a tempo with the immediate Rxd6.} 33. Nd5 Rxd6 34. f4 $1 exf4 35. Nf3
Qg3 {The alternatives seem no better.} ({(i)} 35... Qd8 36. e5 Re6 37. Rdh1 Be3
38. Qg2 {with the idea of Ng5.}) ({(ii)} 35... Qg4 36. Ne5 Qxe2 37. Nxf7+ {
winning.}) 36. Ne5 Be8 {Loses immediately but there is no defence.} (36... Rg7
37. Rg2 {and now} {(i)} 37... Qh4 ({(ii)} 37... f3 38. Nxf3 Qh3 39. Ng5 Qh5 40.
Qf1 {with a very strong attack.}) 38. Nxb6 {and the Bishop on d7 hangs.}) 37.
Rdh1 {and Black resigns because there is no way to meet the threats of Rg2 and
Nxf7 followed by Rxh7+.} 1-0
[Event "SCCA Championship"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1999.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Thomson, Tom"]
[Black "Mackintosh, Iain"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C25"]
[WhiteElo "2410"]
[BlackElo "2295"]
[Annotator "Notes by Tom Thomson"]
[PlyCount "77"]
[EventDate "1999.??.??"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 {[2...Nc6 is the original symmetrical reply, whereas 2...
Nf6 is Falkbeer's recommendation. Tseitlin and Glazkov favour Nf6 for Black. ]}
3. f4 exf4 4. Nf3 g5 5. h4 {[The Hamppe-Allgaier Gambit.]} 5... g4 6. Ng5 d6 {
[6...h6 or 6...f6 are more usual.]} 7. d4 h6 8. Nxf7 Kxf7 9. Bc4+ Kg7 10. Bxf4
Be7 11. O-O Bxh4 {[This move had failed in 2 previous outings, however it is
not easy to see how White should take advantage of the tempo used by Black. An
alternative line is 11...Nf6 12.Qd2 Nh5 13.Be3 Bf6 14.Nd5 Bxh4 15.e5 Be6 16.
Nf6 Bxc4 17.Nxh5+ Kg6 18.Nf4+ Kh7 19.c3 Qe8 20.Qc2+ Kg7 21.Qf5 Bg5 22.d5 Bxf1
23.Ne6+ Kg8 24.Bxg5 Bd3 25.Qxd3 Nxe5 26.Qf5 hxg5 27.Re1 Qh5 28.Nxg5 Qh2+ 0-1 A.
Brenke-T.Halasz Dortmund 1990]} 12. Qd2 {[12.Bxd6 cxd6 (12...Qxd6! and I
cannot find a continuation for White that wins) 13.Rf7+ Kg6 14.e5 1-0 J.
Kirimaki-P.Lehtinen 1992; or 12.Be3 Nf6 13.Qd2 Bd7 14.g3 Bxg3? (14...Na5 15.
Bd5 Nxd5 16.Nxd5 c6 17.Nf4 Nc4 18.Qf2 Rf8 19.gxh4 Nxe3 20.Qxe3 Qxh4 and now
White is just a pawn down) 15.Bg5 Nxe4 16.Rf7+ Kg6 17.Nxe4 hxg5 18.Nxg3 Nb4 19.
Raf1 Rh3 20.Ne4 1-0 Claridge-Cody 1997]} 12... a6 $6 {[This move is slow and
White will be able to build some initiative before Black's play on the
queenside can become dangerous. I think Black's development should have been
taking priority.]} 13. g3 {[This was played to allow White's rooks to double
up on the f-file. Control of this file is the most important feature of the
game. All White's efforts are aimed at this goal.]} 13... Be7 14. Rf2 Nf6 15.
Raf1 b5 $6 16. Bd5 Bd7 $6 {[This move blocks the Black queen's power down the
d-file. The influence of the Black Queen had been preventing White pushing
onto e5. If 16...Nxd5 17.Nxd5 Be6 18.Nxe7 Qxe7 19.d5+= or 16...Bb7 17.Bg5!
Nxd5 18.Rf7+ Kg8 19.Bxh6+-]} 17. e5 Nxd5 18. Nxd5 Be6 19. Rh2 $1 Bg5 {
[19...Bxd5 20.Bxh6+ Kg8 21.Qd3 Qe8 22.Qf5+-]} 20. Nxc7 Bc4 {
[If 20...Qxc7 (a deflection) 21.Bxg5!]} 21. exd6 Qf6 22. Rff2 Rad8 23. d5 Rxd6
{[23...Bxf4 24.Rxf4 Qxd6 25.Qc3++-]} 24. b3 Rc8 {[I had missed this move! It
came as a surprise and put doubts in my mind about my position. But after some
more analysis I was able to recover from the shock.]} 25. bxc4 Rxc7 26. c5 Rdd7
27. Rh5 Bxf4 28. Rxf4 Qg6 29. Rhf5 Kh7 30. Rf6 Qg5 31. Qd3+ Kg7 32. R6f5 Qg6
33. Qc3+ Kh7 34. Rf8 {[34.dxc6?! Rxc6 35.Rf8 Qg7=]} 34... Rg7 35. R8f6 {
[35.dxc6 Rxc6 36.R8f6 Rxf6 37.Qe4+-]} 35... Qg5 36. Qd3+ {
[36.Rxc6?! is no comparison! 36...Qxd5 37.Rxa6 Qxc5+ 38.Qxc5 Rxc5=]} 36... Kh8
37. dxc6 {[37.Rxc6?! Rxc6 38.dxc6 Qxc5+ 39.Qd4 Qxc6+=]} 37... Rce7 {
[37...Rg8 38.Qd6 Rh7+-]} 38. Kg2 Rg8 39. Rf7 {
[39...Rg7 40.Rf8+ Rg8 41.R4f7 Rxf7 42.Rxf7+-]} 1-0