2013 Championship

Friday, November 20, 2009

Not So Fast There Buddy

Johnny Owens put a quick stop to Twan709 to bring our team within one point in our match against Republic of Newfoundland. Johnny, Joe Phelps, Andrew Lee and Darren Radford still have games underway in the match. Replay the game here or follow the analysis by Fritz after the break.

(1) Twan709 (2078) - KYLion (2496)
Old Town - Board 1 Chess.com, 22.10.2009
[Fritz 11 (30s)]

C10: French with 3 Nc3: Unusual Black 3rd moves and 3...dxe4 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bd7 5.Nf3 Bc6 6.Bd3 Nd7 7.0–0 Ngf6 8.Ng3 Be7 9.Re1 0–0 10.c4 last book move. Black has a cramped position

10...Bb4 Black threatens to win material: Bb4xe1 11.Nd2 [11.Re3!?²] 11...Nc5= 12.Bxh7+ Nxh7 13.dxc5 Black has the pair of bishops.

13...Qe7 Black threatens to win material: Qe7xc5 [13...Nf6 14.Qe2=] 14.a3= White threatens to win material: a3xb4 14...Bxc5 15.Nde4 [15.Nb3 Rfd8 16.Qc2 Ba4=] 15...Rfd8 Black threatens to win material: Rd8xd1 16.Qc2 Bd4 17.Be3 Bxe3 18.Rxe3? [¹18.fxe3!? and White can hope to survive 18...Nf8 19.b4³]

18...f5–+ 19.Nc3 [19.Nxf5 exf5 20.Ng3–+] 19...f4 20.Nf5? [20.Re5 fxg3 21.hxg3–+] 20...Qg5 21.Ne4 [21.Ne7+ no good, but what else? 21...Qxe7 22.Re5–+] 21...Qxf5 22.Ree1 [22.Re2 f3 23.Ng3 Qf6–+ (23...fxe2?! is a weaker possibility 24.Nxf5 exf5 25.f3ยต) ] 22...f3 [22...f3 23.Qb1 Qg4–+] 0–1

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