Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easy Blitz Chess in Caro-Kann Defence

Winning is not always hard. Sometimes winning can be very easy. This is illustrated in a three minute blitz game I just played. White chose to play the Caro-Kann Defence Exchange Variation with an early Nf3.

My approach was to just use General Principles. Consider these:
1. Play faster than your opponent in blitz chess. That was a challenge in this game because my opponent DID play fast. After 16 moves I was only ahead by five seconds. After 24 moves I was up by 16 seconds.
2. Develop faster than your opponent. After 12 moves I had played all my but my Ra8, which was already on a good square since advancing my a-pawn was a likely scenerio.
3. Swap off your weakest pieces. 13...Bxf3 was a good example.
4. Grab open files (Rfc8), diagonals (Bd6) and outposts (Nc4/Ne4) for active play.
5. Attack your opponent's weak points: a4, c3.
6. Keep your king safe: 9...0-0; 22...h6.
7. Threaten undefended material and look for a tactical finish. Like almost every chess game at any level, this one was decided by a tactical blunder.

hapster-Sawyer, ICC 3 0 Internet Chess Club, 29.03.2012 begins 1.e4 c6 2.Nf3 Many of blitz players intend to answer both 1.e4 e5 and 1.e4 c5 with 2.Nf3. After they play 1.e4, the mouse has already clicked on 2.Nf3 when they see my move. It is not a blunder, but it limits White's choices. 2...d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.d4 Nc6 [4...Nf6 is more popular.] 5.Be2 Bg4 Black gets to swap off his bad bishop. 6.Nbd2 e6 7.c3 Nf6= Black has equalized. 8.Qc2 Bd6 9.a3 0-0 10.b4 Qc7 Black has just about completed his development. White has three weak points: A. Ke1; B. Bc1; C. Pc3. 11.b5 Na5 12.Rb1 Rfc8 13.Bb2 Bxf3 14.Nxf3 Nc4 15.Bxc4 Qxc4 16.a4 a6 17.Qe2 NOW white decides he wants to castle, but my queen hits f1. So he offers a queen swap. 17...Ne4 [Black brings in more reinforcements, but he can just pick off the pawn now: 17...Qxa4-+ ] 18.Qxc4 Rxc4 19.bxa6 bxa6 20.0-0 Rxa4 Black wins a pawn almost without effort. 21.Rfc1 Rc4 22.Ba1 h6 White is not going anywhere. Black takes a moment to eliminate the possibility of a back rank mate. 23.h3 Bf4 24.Rc2 Rac8 25.Rb3 a5 26.Ra3 a4 27.g3 Bd6 Retreat and attack at the same time. White only sees the retreat. 28.Kg2? [White was forced to play 28.Raa2 Nxc3-+ and Black has won another pawn.] 28...Bxa3 0-1


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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Kings Gambit Natural Development

Today we have another example of how the King's Gambit often and easily wins against Black's natural development moves. There are probably 20 different reasonable methods of defense to the Kings Gambit, although admittedly some are just barely playable.

Three Black defences are proven to be really good:
A. 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 - King's Gambit Accepted (old main line)
B. 1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 exf4 4.Nf3 Nf6 - Modern Defence via Falkbeer
C. 1.e4 e4 2.f4 Bc5 3.Nf3 d6 - King's Gambit Declined Classical Defence

A. The traditional main line of the King's Gambit Accepted 2...exf4 3.Nf3 g5 is the way to simply hold on to the pawn, at least temporarily. Usually Black will play Bg7/d6 and g4 or h6 depending on White's attack: 4.Bc4 (ECO C37-C38) or 4.h4 (ECO C39). The play is tactical, but Black's chances are just as good as White's.

B. Larry Kaufman recommends reaching the Modern Defence (ECO C36) 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d5 4.exd5 Nf6 by the 2...d5 move order above. Starts like a Falkbeer Counter Gambit 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 e4, but 3...exf4 makes it a delayed King's Gambit Accepted.

C. Mihail Marin recommends a solid Classical Defence of the King's Gambit Declined (C30) with 2...Bc5. Typical play follows 3.Nf3 d6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bc4 Nc6 6.d3, a position that can also be reached via a Bishop's Opening or Vienna Game. Now 6...Bg4 or 6...a6.

Below is a game where White wins a crushing attack. Black played what would normally be good moves against other openings, but they do not defend against the Kings Gambit.

tgralex-penullar, world players vs Kasparov's Chess Chess.com, 25.02.2012 begins 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bc4 d6 5.0-0 [5.d4!+/= grabs the center, threatens Bxf4 and in some cases like ...Be6 the pawn fork d4-d5.] 5...Nf6 6.Nc3 Ne5 7.Bb3 Be6!? 8.d4 Nxf3+ 9.Qxf3 Bxb3 10.axb3 Be7 11.Bxf4 0-0 White has a very promising kingside attack. 12.e5! dxe5 13.dxe5 Nd7 14.Rad1 [White is for choice. There is plenty of time to grab the pawn with 14.Qxb7+/- and return to Qf3 with advantage on both sides of the board.] 14...Qc8 15.Qg4 [15.Nd5!+/- hits e7, c7, f6 with the possibility of redeployment to f5 or g4 via e3.] 15...f5 16.Qg3 [Or 16.exf6 Nxf6 17.Qe2 when all White's pieces are well placed.] 16...g6 [16...Nc5 17.Nd5+/-] 17.Bh6 Re8 18.Rxf5 The gambit player has won a pawn with a great position. Black is lost. 18...Nc5 19.Rdf1 Ne6 20.Rf7 Bf8 21.Qh4 [21.Ne4!+- adds even more tactical threats.] 21...Ng7 22.Nd5 [Or 22.Ne4!+- ] 22...Bc5+ 23.Kh1 Nf5 24.R1xf5 gxf5 25.Qf6 Qe6 26.Qg7# 1-0


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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Guido De Bouver: 1 Year Blackmar-Diemer Blog

Congratulations to Guido De Bouver for writing a blog on Blackmar-Diemer Gambit for over one year! I know how much work it is to write so much. De Bouver demonstrates an eagerness to prove the soundness of the BDG by constantly analyzed many of the most critical lines.

Below is a creative effort De Bouver played in a Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Avoided where the players transposed into a Sicilian Defence. Notice how Guido's gambit play is both efficient and effective in this short mating attack. His opponent is Jan Staes. Since Guido De Bouver is from Belgium, I assume that is where this game was played.

De Bouver-Staes, Belgium, 2012 begins 1.d4 c5 Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Avoided 2.e4 Sicilian Defence 2...cxd4 3.Nf3 g6 [Black hopes to play a Sicilian Dragon, but it would be more prudent to first play 3...Nc6 ; or 3...d6 to see what White plans to do.] 4.c3!? dxc3 [Correct is 4...Bg7 5.cxd4 d5=] 5.Nxc3 Bg7 [Another idea is 5...Nc6 6.Bc4 Bg7 7.0-0 (7.e5!?) 7...d6 8.Qe2 Nf6] 6.Bc4 e6? [6...Nc6 see previous note] 7.Nb5! d5 8.exd5 Nf6 9.Bf4 Na6 10.Nd6+ Ke7 11.Ng5! Black is losing because his king is caught in the center surrounded by White's pieces. 11...Rf8 [11...Qa5+ 12.Kf1 Nxd5 13.Ndxf7+- does help much.] 12.0-0 h6 13.Re1! hxg5 14.dxe6 Bxe6 15.Bxe6 fxe6 16.Rxe6+ Kxe6 17.Qe2+ Kd5 [17...Kd7 18.Qb5+ Ke6 19.Re1+ Ne4 20.Rxe4+ leads to mate: 20...Be5 21.Qxe5+ Kd7 22.Qb5+ Kc7 23.Qxb7#] 18.Qc4# 1-0


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Sunday, March 18, 2012

London System Stops the Benoni

Once again I play a London vs Fuerte2004 on the Internet Chess Club. At 2091, he was the highest rated human player found on the search list at the moment I wanted to play. All three times Fuerte2004 has chosen something different to play as Black:
First: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5; Second: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6; and Third: 1.d4 c5.

This last choice is today's game below. Black is hoping for a Benoni Defence with 2.d5. Indeed I have played d5 many times followed by either c4 or Nc3 without c4. However, my SuperSolid repertoire is to play 2.c3, intending an initial Nf3/Bf4/e3 set-up.

An early ...c5 vs the London also has the issue of an early ...Qb6. The move 2.c3 allows White to choose Qb3, Qc2 or Qc1 as a response, depending on the exact move order. Finally, it is quite possible to transpose after 1.d4 c5 2.c3 into a Slav Defence Exchange Variation with 2...cxd4 3.cxd4 d5. This is one many openings that I play from both sides.

In the end, Fuerte2004 started like he was going in a London Queens Indian with 3...b6, but without ...e6 he later transposed into a London System with ...g6. Winning this game raised my ICC blitz rating up to 2237.

Sawyer-Fuerte2004, ICC 3 0 Internet Chess Club, 16.03.2012 begins 1.d4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Bf4 Bb7 5.e3 g6 6.Nbd2 Bg7 7.h3 0-0 8.Be2 Generally after ...g6 this bishop goes to e2 for both offence and defence. It avoids a potential pawn fork tactic after e7-e5-e4, and it hits h5 in case of a later ...Nh5. 8...d5 9.0-0 Nc6 10.Ne5 Nh5? [Black drops a pawn to our Be2 tactic. Normal looks like 10...Nxe5 11.Bxe5 Ne8 12.Bxg7= White has exchanged his bad bishop for Black good bishop. The middlegame is approaching equality, but an ending might someday favor White.] 11.Nxc6 Bxc6 12.Bxh5 gxh5 13.Qxh5 cxd4 14.exd4 f5 Leaves holes on g5/e5. 15.Nf3 Be8 16.Qh4 Bg6 17.Rfe1 Bf6 18.Bg5 Qd6 19.Bxf6 [I considered 19.Ne5 but Black can move to bishops of opposite color with 19...Bxe5 20.Rxe5 when White winning, but I did not want to go there in a 3 0 blitz game.] 19...exf6 20.Qg3 f4 21.Qg4 Rae8 22.Rxe8 Rxe8 23.Re1 Rxe1+ 24.Nxe1 Qe7 (Clocks: 2:01-1:05) 25.Kf1!? [Obviously a queenless endgame greatly favors White with the extra pawn. I decided to head there. Objectively stronger is 25.Nd3! Kg7 26.Nxf4 Qe1+ 27.Kh2 Qxf2 28.Nxd5+-] 25...Qe4 26.Qe2 f5 [26...Qb1! makes White work more.] 27.Qxe4 [Again 27.Nd3+- ] 27...fxe4 28.g3 fxg3 29.fxg3 Be8 30.Nc2 Bb5+ 31.Kf2 Bd3?! [Better is 31...Kf7 32.Ne3+/-] 32.Nb4 Bc4 33.b3 a5 34.bxc4 axb4 35.cxb4 dxc4 36.Ke3 [36.a4!+-] 36...c3 37.a4 Kf7 38.a5 bxa5 39.bxa5 Ke6 40.a6 Kd5 41.a7 Kc4 42.a8Q Kb3 43.Qb7+ Kc2 44.Qxe4+ 1-0 Black resigns. Clocks: 0:52-0:09. 1-0


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Alapin Diemer French Debate vs Debaets

In 1995 Thinkers' Press published my book on the Alapin French 3.Be3!?, sometimes called the Alapin-Diemer Gambit of the French Defence. I usually play 3.Nc3, but I had a lot of success with 3.Be3, especially in the pre-Fritz chess engine computer days.

Obviously after 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Be3!? dxe4, Black has accepted a gambit pawn. White has four typical methods of play: 4.c3; 4.f3; 4.Nc3/5.f3 and main line 4.Nd2/5.f3 (see our game below). The full acceptance is 4.Nd2 Nf6 5.f3 exf3 6.Ngf3 and now Be7/Be7/Nbd7 7.Bd3/8.0-0 or 8.Bg5 intending a possible 0-0-0. For those who do not wish to accept the gambit, 3.Be3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 with typical French Defence play.

For another example of the 5...Nd5 line below, see my Van Valkenburg game.

At this point I had been to the mountain top of 2200 following 26 postal chess wins in a row. For this I had received a certificate as a USCF Postal Master. Then I descended. My game against Andy Debaets (rated 1844) raised my postal rating back up to 2195. I was able to climb the mountain again and regain that 2200. It might be easy for some, but it was hard for me to get to 2200.

Sawyer-Debaets, corr USCF 88N300, 16.04.1990 begins 1.d4 e6 2.e4 d5 3.Be3 dxe4 4.Nd2 Nf6 5.f3 Nd5 6.Qe2 c5 7.dxc5 Qa5 [Black might consider 7...exf3 8.Ngxf3 Nd7 9.Ne4! Qc7 10.Bd4+=; The Bishop could be captured immediately 7...Nxe3 8.Qxe3 Qa5 9.0-0-0!?] 8.c3 Nxe3 9.Qxe3 Bxc5 10.Qxe4 Qc7 [Weaker is 10...Bxg1? 11.Rxg1 Qb6 12.0-0-0 Nd7 13.Be2 Nf6 14.Qh4 Qa5 15.Nc4 Qxa2 16.Nd6+ Kf8 17.Qb4 a5 18.Qc5 Nd7 19.Nxc8+ Nxc5 20.Rd8# 1-0. Diebert - Bath, Columbus 1983] 11.0-0-0 Nc6 After a long struggle White obtained a winning advantage for the endgame: 12.Bd3 f5 13.Qh4 0-0 14.Ne2 Ne5 15.Bc2 b5 16.Kb1 Ng6 17.Qe1 e5 18.Nb3 Be7 19.g3 a5 20.f4 Bb7 21.Rf1 a4 22.Nbc1 Be4 [22...a3!-/+] 23.fxe5 Bxc2+ 24.Kxc2 a3 25.b3 Bc5 26.Nd3 Nxe5 27.Nxc5 Qxc5 28.Nf4 Ng4 29.Ne6 Ne3+ 30.Kc1 Qb6 31.Nxf8 Rxf8 32.Qf2 Qh6 33.Qd2 Nxf1 [33...Qb6=] 34.Qxh6 gxh6 35.Rxf1 Re8 36.Rf2 [36.Kd2!+/-] 36...Kg7 37.b4 Kg6 38.Kc2 Kg5 39.Kb3 Re3 40.Rc2 [40.Rd2+/-] 40...h5 41.Kxa3 h4 42.Kb3 hxg3 43.hxg3 Rxg3? [43...Rg4=] 44.a4 bxa4+ 45.Kxa4 f4 46.b5 f3 47.b6 Kh4 48.b7 Rg8 49.Ka5 Kg3 50.c4 f2 51.Rxf2 Kxf2 52.c5 h5 53.c6 h4 54.c7 h3 55.b8Q Rxb8 56.cxb8Q Kg2 57.Qb2+ 1-0


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Friday, March 9, 2012

Ray Haines Wins With Classical Dutch Defence

After a month (February 1974) of playing 1.e4 vs Ray Haines, I switched up in March to play 1.d4. My chess friend responded with the Dutch Defence. This 6...d6 variation has cost me many losses from each side of the chess board.

I played the 2.g3 line and we reached the main tabiya position after my 7.Nc3, possible from many move orders. Black has 7...Qe8, 7...Ne4, or what Ray chose, 7...a5. I started well. I was doing well. And then, I wasn't. I did not look deep enough.

Play proceeded normally until I made an unlucky 13th move which costs me the game. Soon after that my queen was trapped. Sure, I played on, but I was losing all the way from move 13 until I resigned on move 27. Nice game by Ray.

Sawyer - Haines, Ft Fairfield, Maine 12.03.1974 begins 1.d4 f5 2.g3 e6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.0-0 0-0 6.c4 d6 [6...Ne4 Alekhine's move] 7.Nc3 a5 [The old main line is 7...Qe8 8.b3 a5 9.Bb2 Na6 when White has a slight space advantage and many ways to proceed.; or 7...Ne4 8.Qc2 Nxc3 9.Qxc3 a5 10.b3 Nc6 11.Bb2 Bf6=] 8.Qc2 [8.b3 Qe8 transposes to the old main line] 8...Nc6 9.e4 [If 9.a3 e5 10.d5 Nb8=] 9...Nb4 [9...Nxe4 10.Nxe4 Nb4 11.Qe2 transposes to the game.] 10.Qe2 Nxe4 11.Nxe4 fxe4 12.Qxe4 e5 13.Be3?? [I cut off my important queen retreat! 13.dxe5! Bf5 14.Qxb7 Rb8 15.Qa7 Nc6 16.Qe3+/-] 13...Bf5 14.Qxb7 Rb8 15.Qa7 Nc6 16.Qa6 Rb6 My queen, she is a trapped?! 17.Qxb6 cxb6 18.Nh4 Bxh4 19.gxh4 e4 Down a queen for a rook I have no chance. 20.Bg5 Qd7 21.Rae1 Nxd4 22.Bxe4? Jumping into the toaster. 22...Bxe4 23.Rxe4 Nf3+ 24.Kh1? I am toast. 24...Qh3 25.Bf4 Rxf4 26.Re8+ Kf7 27.Re7+ Kxe7 0-1



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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lakdawala on 2.Ne2!? vs the Caro-Kann Defence

I purchased the new book "The Caro-Kann: Move by Move" by Cyrus Lakdawala published by Everyman Chess. Like all of his books, this one is excellent! I have played the Caro-Kann Defence about once every 10 days for the past 40 years, though not so much recently. It is my number three defence to 1.e4. First is 1.e4 e5 Open Game, and second is 1.e4 Nf6 Alekhine Defence.

Two nights ago I briefly glanced at the last chapter "King's Indian Attack and 2 Ne2".
I wanted to read what Lakdawala said about the KIA, whether he went with the standard 3...e5 or the old 3...g6. But what's this 2.Ne2? He implied it was dangerous. I figured someday I would check it out, but right then? A quick glance at my own games shows that I had faced 2.Ne2 only four times, winning all of them against weaker players.

Yesterday I played the Caro-Kann Defence in a 3 minute blitz game on the Internet Chess Club. My opponent "OutsideTheGate" was rated 2212; I was rated four points lower at 2208. Both of us good; neither of us superstars. What to my wondering eyes would appear but 2.Ne2!?

"Times change, but chess players don't. This is another attempt to confuse us decent hard-working Caro folk. I would take this line seriously." Lakdawala. Turns out I followed the line I was "most likely to encounter" for 11 moves, before my opponent deviated from the book that I did not know.

There is no time to refer to a book during a 3 0 game. You play moves every 1-2 seconds based on memory, intuition, pattern recognition, experience and the clock! Here is my game along with some comments. Junior 12 was my analyzing partner for most.

OutsideTheGate-Sawyer, ICC 3 0 Internet Chess Club, 07.03.2012 begins 1.e4 c6 2.Ne2 d5 3.e5 "This tricky line is very popular on the Internet Chess Club." Schandorff 3...Bf5 4.Ng3 Bg6 5.h4 h6 6.h5 Bh7 7.e6 I am used to this, having played the Alekhine Defence even more than the Caro-Kann. 7...fxe6 [7...Qd6 8.exf7+ Kxf7 9.d4 e5 10.Bd3 e4 feels like a Latvian Gambit.] 8.d4 e5! "A key move to remember. We deny White his brilliant blockade sac by returning the pawn to seal e5 with a cork." Lakdawala. [Also interesting is 8...c5!? 9.dxc5 e5] 9.dxe5 e6 [9...Nd7!? 10.f4 Qb6 11.Bd3 Bxd3 12.Qxd3 0-0-0=] 10.Bd3 Bxd3 11.Qxd3 Qd7 12.Nd2!? [Lakdawala gives 12.0-0 Bc5 13.Be3 Na6 where he shows that Black gets good compensation for a pawn he sacrifices.] 12...Bc5 13.Nf3 [13.Nb3! Bb6 14.Be3 Na6 15.0-0-0 0-0-0 16.Qc3+/= and White has a somewhat better position.] 13...Na6 14.c3 Ne7 15.Be3 Bxe3 16.Qxe3 0-0= Why not castle kingside? 17.Rh4 Nf5 18.Nxf5 Rxf5 19.0-0-0 Qe7 Simple tactics for a 3 0 blitz game: threat ...Rxf3/...Qxh4. 20.Rh3 Qc5?+/- [Missing White's response. I should have played 20...Qf7! ] 21.Nd4! Threatening f5/e6. 21...Rf7 22.Rg3 Kh8 23.Nxe6 Qxe3+ 24.fxe3 Re8 25.Nf4 Nc5 26.Rf1 [26.Rf3!+/-] 26...Ne4? [26...Kh7!=/+ and Black has a good game.] 27.Ng6+ Kg8 28.Rxf7 [28.Rgf3!+/-] 28...Kxf7 29.Rf3+ Kg8  [29...Ke6!?] 30.e6= [30.g4! gives White good winning chances.] 30...Ng5 After this White's e6-pawn falls and the endgame is completely equal. I am ahead in time. Eventually White forces the draw. 31.Rf5 Nxe6 32.Re5 Nc7 33.Rxe8+ Nxe8 34.Kd2 Kf7 35.Nf4 Nf6 36.Kd3 b6 37.b4 Nd7 38.Kd4 Kf6 39.e4 dxe4 40.Kxe4 Nf8 41.g4 Ne6 42.a4 Nxf4 43.Kxf4 b5 44.a5 a6 45.Kf3 Kf7 46.Ke4 Ke6 47.Kd4 Kd6 48.c4 bxc4 49.Kxc4 Kd7 50.Kc5 Kc7 51.Kd4 Kd6 52.Ke4 Ke6 53.Kf4 Kf6 54.Ke4 Ke6 55.Kd4 Kd6 56.Ke4 Ke6 Drawn by repetition 1/2-1/2



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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Penullar Takes On The Bird's Opening Stonewall

Peter Mcgerald Penullar playing Black faces the Bird's Opening. We all have to face this opening from time to time. What does Black do after 1.f4?

In this game the defence selected is the classical formation ...d5, c5, e6, Nf6, Nf6, Bd6, 0-0, etc. White for his part in the Birds Opening has the choice to play either a reversed Dutch Defence Classical (e3) or reversed Dutch Defence Leningrad (g3).

The Classical Bird (1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3) can be divided into 4.d4 (Stonewall), 4.b3 (Bird-Larsen) or just 4.Be2. Of course both sides will react to their opponent's set-up. If Black plays 2...g6 and 3...Bg7, White is unlikely to want to play 4.b3.

The game below shows White playing some type of reversed Nimzo-Indian Defence and Stonewall hybrid. Play gets sharper as pawns get exchanged.

JoseGabrielMorenoCam-penullar, PF ALAY SA DIYOS AT SA BAYAN 26 - Board Chess.com, 15.12.2011 begins 1.f4 d5 2.d4 White could have the same position with 1.d4/2.f4. 2...e6 3.e3 Nf6 4.Nf3 c5 5.Bb5+ Nc6 This looks like a reversed Nimzo-Indian Defence. 6.c3 Bd7 7.0-0 Bd6 8.Nbd2 0-0 9.b3 Qc7 10.Bxc6 bxc6 11.Ne5 Be8 [11...cxd4 Black is trying to hold on to his bad bishop, but the Ne5 seems like a more powerful piece. 12.cxd4 c5=] 12.Ndf3 Nd7 13.Bd2 f6 14.Nxd7 Bxd7 15.Qc2 cxd4 16.cxd4 e5 17.fxe5 fxe5 18.dxe5 Bxe5 19.Bc3? [White should snap off Black's dark-squared bishop in a heart beat. 19.Nxe5 Qxe5 20.Qc5 with a good game.] 19...Bd6 20.Qb2 Bg4 I don't know what the speed of these games were, but both the 21st moves for each side miss ...Qxg7. 21.Bxg7? Bxf3? [21...Qxg7-+] 22.Bxf8 Bxh2+ 23.Kh1 Rxf8? [23...Be5-/+] 24.gxf3 [24.Rxf3!+- walks away with the Exchange.] 24...Be5 25.Qg2+ Kh8 26.Rg1? [26.Rac1 Rf6 27.Qh3 Bf4! 28.exf4 Qxf4 29.Qc8+ Rf8 30.Qh3=] 26...Qf7 [26...Qe7!-+] 27.f4 Bxa1 28.Rxa1 Qh5+ 29.Qh2 Qf3+ 30.Qg2 Qh5+ [30...Qxe3-/+] 31.Qh2 Qf3+ 32.Qg2 Qh5+ 1/2-1/2


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