2013 Championship

Friday, November 20, 2009

No Mercy

Our Johnny Owens shows why he's currently rated 2497 on Chess.com with this recent win over mingmercy (Mingo Lam 2454 Chess.com/1654 FIDE from Hong Kong). The game is a King's Gambit played in a thematic tournament. Replay the game here on Chess.com or follow the Fritz analysis after the break.

KYLion (2472) - mingmercy (2454)
The kings gambit: bishops gambit - Round Chess.com, 13.10.2009
[Fritz 11 (30s)]

C3: King's Gambit Accepted: 3 Nc3 and 3 Bc4 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Nc3 c6 5.d4 d5 6.exd5 cxd5 7.Bb5+ Nc6 8.Bxf4 Bd6 9.Nge2 0–0 last book move. Black castles and improves king safety

10.Qd2 Ne4 11.Nxe4 dxe4 12.0–0 a6 Black threatens to win material: a6xb5 13.Bc4 Be6 [13...Be7 14.Qe3 Na5 15.Bb3=] 14.Bxe6² fxe6 15.Bxd6 Qxd6 16.Qe3 Qd5 17.b3 b5 18.c3 Prevents intrusion on b4 18...e5 19.dxe5 Qxe5 20.Ng3 Attacking the isolated pawn on e4

20...b4 21.c4 Rxf1+ 22.Rxf1 Re8 23.Qb6 [23.h3 Nd4=] 23...Nd4= 24.Rd1 White threatens to win material: Rd1xd4 24...Nc2 25.Rd8 Rxd8 [25...e3 26.Rxe8+ Qxe8=] 26.Qxd8+± Kf7 27.Qd7+ Kf8 [27...Kg8 28.Qc8+ Kf7 29.Qb7+ Kf8 30.Qa8+ Kf7 31.Qxe4 Qa1+ 32.Nf1 Qd4+ 33.Qxd4 Nxd4 34.Kf2+-] 28.Qf5+± Qxf5 29.Nxf5 g6 30.Ng3 e3 31.Kf1 Nd4 32.Ke1 Ke7 33.Nf1 e2 34.Ng3 Kd6 35.Nxe2 Ke5?? the position was bad, and this mistake simply hastens the end [¹35...Nf5±]

36.Nxd4+- Kxd4 37.Kf2 [37.Kf2 Ke4 38.Kg3+-] 1–0

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