2013 Championship

Friday, November 20, 2009

Brock and Roll

Dave Brock put a big win in his pocket against Joe Phelps last Tuesday night in a club championship game. It was an exciting game with interesting tactics. Check out the analysis by Fritz after the break.

Brock,Dave - Phelps,Joe [B27]
Club Championship 2009, 18.11.2009
[Fritz 11 (30s)]

B27: Sicilian: 2 Nf3, unusual Black 2nd moves 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 g6 4.cxd4 Bg7 5.Nf3 d6 last book move. Black has a cramped position

6.Bg5 Black is behind in developement 6...Bg4 White has a very active position 7.Be2 Black is behind in developement 7...Qb6 [7...Bxf3 8.Bxf3 Nc6²] 8.Qd2 [¹8.Nbd2!?±] 8...Bxf3= 9.Bxf3 Bxd4 [9...Nc6!?= is an interesting alternative] 10.Nc3² Bg7 [10...Nf6 11.Bxf6 Bxf6 12.Nd5²] 11.0–0 Black has a cramped position 11...Nf6 Black is behind in development. [11...Nc6 12.Nd5 Qd8 13.Rac1²] 12.Be3 [¹12.Bxf6 exf6 13.Nd5±] 12...Qd8?? the position is going down the drain [¹12...Qa6±]

13.e5!+- Discovered attack: e4, f3-b7 13...Nh5 [13...dxe5 14.Bxb7 Discovered attack] 14.Bxb7 Nd7 15.Bxa8 Qxa8 16.exd6 e6 17.Bh6 [17.Nb5!? makes it even easier for White 17...0–0 18.Bxa7 Nhf6+-] 17...0–0 18.Bxg7 Nxg7 [18...Kxg7 doesn't improve anything 19.f3+-] 19.Ne2 [19.Rfe1 keeps an even firmer grip 19...Rb8+-] 19...Nf5 [19...Rd8 20.Rfd1+-] 20.Qf4 [¹20.Nd4!? and White can already relax 20...Nxd4 21.Qxd4 Nb6+-] 20...Qb8 21.b3 Nb6 22.Rad1 Nd5 23.Qe5 Nxd6 [23...Rd8 24.Nc3 Qxd6 25.Rfe1+-] 24.Nc3 [¹24.Nf4 might be the shorter path 24...Nxf4 25.Qxf4+- (25.Qxd6?! Nd5 26.Qxb8 Rxb8+-; 25.Rxd6?! Ne2+ 26.Kh1 Nc3±) ] 24...f6?? sad, but how else could Black save the game? [24...Nxc3 25.Qxc3 Nc8+-] 25.Qxe6+ Kg7 26.Rxd5 Nf7 27.Ne4 Ne5 28.f4 Ng4 [28...Ng4 29.Rd7+ Kh6 30.Qxg4 Qe5 31.fxe5 Rf7 32.Rxf7 fxe5 33.Qg5#] 1–0

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