Aberystwyth’s run of good form is leaving me pushed for new ways to describe it – not that I’m complaining. It was more of the same on Wednesday 21st February when we took on Steynton A at the Emlyn Cafe, Tannygroes. Brendan-Budok Durand-Le Ludec played calmly against Martin Jones’s quiet Alapin treatment of the Sicilian, targeting the weak pawns, then sacrificed the exchange in the ending to clear out almost all the White pawns that remained, leaving an easy win. Rather as in his last match game, Rudy van Kemenade stormed through the centre with his pawns against David Pinch’s King’s Indian (by transposition). This time he was helped by Black’s vulnerable king, but the result was the same. Adam Watkin-Jones reached an ending with two bishops versus two knights against John Miller, but it proved to be not enough of an advantage for a win. After some early skirmishing in a Sicilian, Julie van Kemenade reached a materially level major-piece middlegame against Gwyn Evans, but her domination of the e-file and Black’s shaky king position soon proved decisive. A win for Aberystwyth by 3½-½.

[Event “Dyfed League:Aberystwyth-SteyntonA”] [Site “?”] [Date “2018.02.21”] [Round “?”] [White “Jones, Martin C”] [Black “Durand Le Ludec, Brendan”] [Result “0-1”] [ECO “B14”] [WhiteElo “1785”] [BlackElo “2183”] [PlyCount “72”] [SourceDate “2018.02.22”] [SourceVersionDate “2018.02.22”] 1. e4 c5 2. c3 g6 3. d4 (3. Nf3 Bg7 4. d4 cxd4 5. cxd4 d5 6. exd5 Nf6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Bc4 Nbd7 9. d6 exd6 10. O-O Nb6 11. Bd3 Be6 {Jones-Heap, Dyfed League 2017,0-1}) 3… cxd4 4. cxd4 d5 5. exd5 (5. e5 {transposes to a Gurgenidze Caro-Kann}) 5… Nf6 6. Nc3 Nxd5 (6… Bg7 {main}) 7. Bc4 Nb6 8. Bb5+ (8. Bb3 Bg7 9. Nf3 O-O 10. O-O Nc6 {main}) 8… Bd7 9. Nf3 (9. Bf4 Bg7) 9… Bg7 10. O-O (10. Bxd7+ Qxd7 {main}) 10… O-O 11. Ne5 $146 (11. Bxd7 Qxd7 12. Be3 Nc6 13. d5 Nb4 14. Bxb6 axb6 15. Qb3 Nd3 16. Rfd1 Nf4 17. Kf1 Bxc3 18. bxc3 Nxg2 { Vulin-Kojovic, Gligoric Cup, Novi Banovci 2017,0-1}) (11. Re1 Bxb5 12. Nxb5 Nc6 13. Be3 Nd5 14. Nc3 Nxe3 15. fxe3 e6 16. Qb3 Na5 17. Qa4 a6 18. Rac1 b5 19. Qd1 Rc8 {Senic-Becelic, Belgrasfe City ch tm 2013,0-1}) (11. a4 {Cloud Engines}) 11… Bxb5 12. Nxb5 N8d7 (12… Nc6 $15 {Komodo11}) 13. Bf4 (13. Nf3 Nd5 14. Qb3 N7f6 15. Nc3 $11 {Komodo11}) 13… Nd5 $15 14. Bg3 a6 15. Nc3 Nxc3 16. bxc3 Nxe5 17. dxe5 (17. Bxe5 Bxe5 18. dxe5 Qc7 $15 {Komodo11}) 17… Rc8 (17… e6 18. f4 Qc7 19. Qf3 Rac8 20. Bf2 b5 21. Bd4 Qc4 $15 {Komodo11}) 18. Rb1 (18. Qb3 Qd7 19. Rfd1 Qc6 20. a4 Rfd8 $15) 18… b5 $17 {Wh has 3 weak pawns, & f4 will become the 3rd if it comes to the aid of e5.} 19. Rb3 {preferably Rs should not be in defensive positionsbut active against enemy pawns} Rc4 (19… Qa5 20. Qc2 Rfd8 $17 {Komodo11}) 20. f4 (20. Qxd8 Rxd8 21. Ra3 Rc6 22. Ra5 Rd3 23. a4 bxa4 24. Rxa4 Rdxc3 25. f3 R3c4 26. Rxc4 Rxc4 27. Ra1 Rc6 $15 {Komodo11 – the a pawn will be difficult to advance, though Wh also has the inferior B}) 20… Qc7 21. Qf3 Rc8 {oddly enough 2 other games in the match also featured trippled major pieces} 22. Bh4 (22. Be1 $5) 22… e6 23. Rd1 (23. Re1 Bf8 24. Bf2 Qa5 $19) 23… Bh6 (23… Bxe5 24. fxe5 Rxh4 25. Qe3 Ra4 26. Rd2 Qc6 $19 { Komodo11}) 24. g3 Bf8 25. g4 (25. Kg2 Qa5 26. Rd2 Rxc3 27. Rxc3 Rxc3 28. Qd1 Rc8 $17 {Komodo11}) 25… Ra4 $19 (25… Qa5 26. Be1 Qa4 27. Bd2 Qxa2 $19 { Komodo11}) 26. Rd2 Qc4 27. Bg3 Rxa2 28. Rxa2 Qxb3 29. Rxa6 Rxc3 $19 30. Qb7 ( 30. Qf1 Qd5 31. Bf2 Bc5 $19 {Komodo11}) 30… Rxg3+ {Bl opts to give up an exchange for multiple pawns & a weak K, he has to be careful of his own K safety, however , as usual, the Engine has a quicker solution} (30… Qd1+ 31. Kg2 Rc2+ 32. Kh3 h5 $1 33. gxh5 gxh5 {and Q & R sacrifices only delay the mate on g4- Komodo11}) 31. hxg3 Qxg3+ 32. Qg2 (32. Kf1 Qxf4+ 33. Ke2 Qxe5+ 34. Kd1 Qd4+ 35. Ke1 Qxg4 {Komodo11 carries on pursuing the K, but the Bl pawn mass & B are more than enough to win}) 32… Bc5+ 33. Kh1 Qe1+ (33… Qxf4 $19) (33… Qh4+ 34. Qh2 Qxg4 $19) 34. Kh2 Qh4+ 35. Qh3 Qf2+ 36. Qg2 Qxf4+ (36… Qxf4+ 37. Qg3 Qe4 38. Kh3 Bd4 39. Qg2 Qxe5 {looks awful for Wh}) 0-1 [Event “Dyfed League: Aberystwyth – Steynton A”] [Site “Tanygroes”] [Date “2018.02.21”] [Round “?.2”] [White “Van Kemenade, R.”] [Black “Pinch, David”] [Result “1-0”] [ECO “E91”] [WhiteElo “2015”] [BlackElo “1623”] [PlyCount “65”] [EventDate “2018.??.??”] [SourceDate “2016.12.01”] 1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. c4 {transposing from a Modern to a Kings Indian structure} Nf6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Nf3 Bg4 {A Simagin variation, to put pressure on d4, though usually entered one move later after 0-0 & Be2} 6. Be3 O-O 7. Be2 c6 {perhaps a little slow} (7… Nfd7 {main move} 8. Nd2 (8. Rc1) (8. Ng1) 8… Bxe2 9. Qxe2 e5 (9… Nc6) 10. d5 a5 11. h4 f5 12. Bg5 Bf6 {O’Neill-Van Kemenade, Yorkshire League 1998,0-1}) (7… Nbd7 8. Nd2 Bxe2 9. Qxe2 e5 10. d5 c6 11. O-O Nh5 (11… c5 12. g4 Ne8 13. Kh1 Bf6 14. Nf3 Ng7 15. Bh6 {Khenkin-Schwarz, EU cup Fuegen 2006,1-0}) 12. g3 Qe8 13. f3 f5 {Van Kemenade-Hart, Lancashire League 1975,0-1}) 8. Nd2 (8. O-O Nbd7 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Bxf3 e5 11. d5 c5 12. a3 { main sequence}) 8… Bxe2 9. Qxe2 Qc7 $146 (9… e5 {Rudy, Bl needs to get this move in, especially since Wh has moved the N from protecting d4} 10. d5 Nbd7 11. O-O {Van Kemenade-Hart above} (11. g4 $5)) (9… Nbd7 10. O-O e5 11. d5 {back to above}) 10. d5 {expanding in the centre} (10. O-O e5) 10… Nbd7 ( 10… e5 11. dxe6 fxe6 12. e5 dxe5 13. Nde4 $14 {is a promising sacrifice to tie down the Bl pieces}) 11. O-O a5 (11… e5 $14 {last chance}) 12. f4 Nc5 $6 {standard in many King’s Indian lines, but here it hands over the centre to Wh} (12… Rfe8 13. Rac1 (13. Rfe1 e6 $11) 13… e6 14. Qf3 Qd8 15. dxc6 bxc6 16. c5 Nxc5 17. e5 Nd5 18. Bxc5 dxc5 19. Nce4 $14 {Komodo11}) 13. Bxc5 dxc5 14. e5 $16 Nd7 (14… Ne8 15. dxc6 bxc6 16. Nde4 $16 {Komodo11}) 15. Nde4 (15. e6 { considered,seems premature} Nb6 16. f5 Qe5 17. exf7+ Rxf7 18. fxg6 Rxf1+ 19. Rxf1 hxg6 20. dxc6 Qxe2 21. Nxe2 bxc6 22. b3 a4 23. Ne4 $11 {too much material has been exchanged for Wh to be able to exploit the Bl P weaknesses}) 15… h6 {to prevent e6 followed by Ng5} (15… f6 16. Rad1 (16. d6 Qd8 17. e6 f5 18. Nf2 Nf6 19. Rad1 $16) 16… fxe5 17. Ng5 Qb6 18. Ne6 Rf7 19. f5 gxf5 20. Na4 Qa7 21. Qh5 Nf8 22. Rxf5 $18 {Komodo11, Bl’s K side needs extra pieces now the pawn chain has been breached & they are far away}) 16. Rad1 $18 (16. d6 exd6 17. Nxd6 f6 $16) (16. Qf2 {considered} Rfe8 (16… b6 17. dxc6 Qxc6 18. Nd5 Rae8 19. Rad1 $16) 17. Nxc5 Nxc5 18. Qxc5 Rac8 19. Rad1 $16) 16… f6 (16… Rae8 17. Qf2 b6 18. Qh4 f5 19. Nd2 g5 20. fxg5 hxg5 21. Qxg5 Nxe5 22. Rxf5 Rxf5 23. Qxf5 Qc8 24. Qh5 $18 {Komodo11}) 17. e6 $18 (17. d6 $18 exd6 18. exd6 (18. Rxd6 fxe5 19. Rxg6 Rxf4 20. Rxf4 exf4 21. Qg4 Ne5 22. Nf6+ Kh8 23. Qxf4 $18 { Komodo11}) 18… Qb6 19. f5 g5 20. h4 $18 {the Bl position has too many holes, but the way forward is not clearcut}) 17… f5 (17… Nb6 18. d6 (18. f5 $18) 18… exd6 19. Nxd6 Rfd8 20. e7 Rxd6 21. Rxd6 Qxd6 22. Rd1 Qb8 23. Ne4 Kh7 24. Nd6 $18 {Komodo11}) 18. exd7 fxe4 19. Qxe4 (19. Nxe4 {initial idea} cxd5 (19… Bd4+ 20. Rxd4 cxd4 21. Qg4 $18) 20. Rxd5 Bd4+ 21. Kh1 e6 22. Rd6 Ra6 23. Rxa6 bxa6 24. Qg4 Qxd7 25. Qxg6+ Bg7 26. Qg4 $18 {Wh is a pawn up & the Bl K still in a draught}) (19. Qg4 $1 {Komodo11, keeps the advanced pawn a little longer ( but looks a little messy)} Rad8 20. Qxg6 Qxd7 21. Nxe4 Qf5 22. Qxf5 Rxf5 23. Nxc5 cxd5 24. Ne6 Rd6 25. g4 Rf7 26. cxd5 Bxb2 27. Rf2 Bg7 28. Rc2 $18) 19… Qxd7 20. Qxg6 Rf6 (20… Qf5 21. Qg3 Kh8 $16 {Komodo11}) 21. Qg3 Kh7 (21… Qf5 {David} 22. Qe3 (22. Qf3) 22… e6 23. dxc6 bxc6 24. Ne4 Rg6 25. Nxc5 $18 { Komodo11}) 22. dxc6 (22. Ne4 Rg6 23. Nxc5 $18 {Komodo11}) (22. Rfe1 Rg6 23. Qd3 Qg4 24. g3 $18 {Komodo11}) 22… Qxc6 23. Nd5 Rg6 (23… Rf7 24. f5 Bxb2 25. Rde1 Rg8 26. Qd3 Bf6 27. Re6 $18 {Komodo11}) 24. Qd3 (24. Qh3 Bd4+ 25. Kh1 e6 26. f5 exf5 27. Ne7 $18 {Komodo11}) 24… Bd4+ 25. Kh1 Kg7 (25… e6 {losing an exchange, may be best} 26. Qxg6+ Kxg6 27. Ne7+ Kf6 28. Nxc6 bxc6 29. Rfe1 $1 $18 {Komodo11} (29. b3 a4)) (25… Rag8 26. f5 Rf6 (26… Rxg2 27. f6+ Kh8 28. f7) 27. Rde1 Rg7 28. Re2 b5 29. Nxf6+ exf6 30. cxb5 $18 {Komdo11}) 26. f5 Rg5 27. Rde1 Bf6 28. Re6 Qd7 29. Qe4 Kf7 30. Re1 {tripling onto the poor e pawn, which could have moved on move 7 , or even at move 5 ( Mestel)} (30. Nb6 Qe8 31. Nxa8 Qxa8 32. Rxe7+ (32. Rxf6+ exf6 33. Qe6+ Kg7 34. Qe7+ Kh8 35. Qxf6+ $18 {considered} (35. Rd1 {Komodo11}) 35… Kh7 36. Re1 Rg7 37. Re7 Rxe7 (37… Qg8 38. Qg6+ Kh8 39. Qxh6+ Rh7 40. Qf6+ Rg7 41. Rd7 $18)) 32… Bxe7 33. Qe6+ Kg7 ( 33… Kf8 34. f6) 34. Qxe7+ Kg8 35. Rd1 $18) 30… Ra6 (30… Re8 31. Nxf6) 31. Nxf6 Qxe6 {ingenious but the Bl K is still in a mating net} 32. fxe6+ Kxf6 ( 32… Kf8 33. Rd1) 33. Qh7 (33. Rf1+ {is quicker} Rf5 (33… Kg7 34. Rf7+ Kg8 35. Qh7#) 34. Rxf5+ Kg6 35. Rf8+ Kg5 36. Rg8+ Kf6 37. Rg6#) (33. Qh7 Rg7 34. Qxh6+ Rg6 35. Qf8+ Kg5 36. Re5+ Kg4 37. Qf3+ Kh4 38. Rh5#) 1-0 [Event “Dyfed League: Aberystwyth – Steynton A”] [Site “Tanygroes”] [Date “2018.02.21”] [Round “?”] [White “Miller, John S”] [Black “Watkin-Jones, A.”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [ECO “A41”] [WhiteElo “1648”] [BlackElo “1957”] [PlyCount “80”] [EventDate “2018.??.??”] [SourceDate “2018.02.22”] [SourceVersionDate “2018.02.22”] 1. d4 g6 (1… d6 2. Nf3 f5 3. Bf4 Nf6 4. e3 g6 5. Nbd2 Bg7 6. c3 O-O 7. h3 Nc6 8. Bc4+ e6 {Miller-Van Kemenade, Dyfed Open 2017,0-1}) 2. Nf3 Bg7 3. Bf4 d6 4. e3 Nd7 5. Bb5 {loses a tempo, as the reply fits in with Bl’s pawn structure anyway} (5. h3 e5 6. Bh2 Qe7 (6… Ne7) 7. Be2 Ngf6 8. O-O O-O {main}) 5… c6 6. Ba4 (6. Bc4 e5 7. Bg3 e4 8. Nfd2 d5 9. Bb3 Ngf6 10. c4 O-O 11. cxd5 cxd5 12. Nc3 Nb6 13. h3 Be6 {Muschik-Goy, NRW Class2, 2007,1-0}) 6… e5 {Stockfish9} ( 6… a5 7. c3 Ngf6 8. h3 O-O 9. O-O Nd5 10. Bh2 e5 11. Nbd2 {Ossipov-Hong, Reno Far West op 2006,1/2-1/2}) (6… Ngf6 7. O-O (7. h3 e5) 7… Nh5 {Komodo11 }) 7. Bg3 Ne7 8. c3 Nf5 9. dxe5 dxe5 (9… Nxg3 10. hxg3 Nxe5 {Komodo11}) 10. Nbd2 Nxg3 11. hxg3 Nc5 12. Bc2 Nd3+ {leads to exchanges} (12… O-O $15 { Stockfish9 & Komodo11}) 13. Bxd3 Qxd3 14. Nb3 (14. Qa4 $11 {both Engines}) 14… Qxd1+ 15. Rxd1 Bg4 16. Rd2 O-O 17. Ng5 h6 18. Nh3 (18. f3 Bf5 19. Ne4 b6 $15 {both Engines}) 18… Rfd8 19. f3 Be6 20. Nf2 b6 $17 21. Kd1 a5 22. Nc1 h5 {Komodo11} (22… c5 {Stockfish9}) 23. Kc2 Rxd2+ 24. Kxd2 Rd8+ (24… c5 { both Engines}) 25. Kc2 Bh6 26. Rd1 Rxd1 27. Nxd1 f5 (27… c5 {both Engines} 28. Nb3 c4 {holds back the Q side so the Bs can engineeer a further pawn advance. The advantage the 2 Bs have over Ns is that they can help push pawns up creating entry squares for the K, & also that they can usually decide when to make a favourable exchange- the Ns seldom are able to enforce this.} 29. Nd2 f5) 28. b3 (28. Nd3 Bg7 29. b3 $17 {both Engines}) 28… Kf7 29. a4 g5 (29… Kf6 $17 {both Engines}) 30. Nd3 (30. c4 $15 {Stockfish9}) (30. b4 $15 {Komodo11 }) 30… Kf6 31. f4 exf4 {Stockfish9} (31… e4 {Komodo11} 32. Ne5 c5 33. c4 h4 34. fxg5+ Bxg5 35. gxh4 Bxh4 36. Nc6 f4 37. exf4 Kf5 38. Ne5 Be1 39. Nc6 Kxf4 40. Ne7 Kg3 41. Ne3 Kf2 42. N7d5 Bc8 43. Kd1 Bc3 44. Nxc3 Kxe3 45. Ke1 Bg4 46. Nd5+ Kd3 47. g3 e3 48. Nf6 Be6 49. Nd5 Ke4 50. Ke2 Bg4+ 51. Ke1 Kf3 52. Kf1 Bf5 53. Nxb6 Bc2 54. g4 Kxg4 55. Ke2 Kf4 56. Nd5+ $11 {Komodo11, though Wh is under pressure most of the time}) 32. exf4 Bd5 33. Ne3 Be4 34. Kd2 gxf4 (34… Bxd3 {Rudy, the favourable exchange nets a pawn? Komodo11’s initial choice} 35. Kxd3 gxf4 36. gxf4 Bxf4 37. Nc4 Bc7 {though given as only definite plus by Komodo11 & a win by Stockfish when nudged- looks as giving excellent winning prospects to this commentator- The B superiority over the N is it can attack & defend on both sides. & an extra pawn is an extra pawn( Though the h pawn is the wrong colour, it will force either the K or the N away from the KQ side to stop it.}) (34… b5 {is Stockfish9 initial response, & Komodo11 follows suit after a bit of time (though both stick with definite plus)} 35. Ke2 (35. axb5 $2 cxb5 {gives Bl a potential distant passed pawn( & Ns have great trouble stopping R pawns when an opposing K is near- they need 2 directions to jump away)}) 35… gxf4 36. gxf4 (36. Nxf4 h4 37. Kf2 hxg3+ 38. Kxg3 Ke5 39. Ng6+ Kd6 40. Nf4 Bg5 41. Nf1 Bf6 42. Ne2 Bc2 43. Nd2 Be5+ 44. Kf3 bxa4 45. bxa4 Kc5 $19 {the passive Ns can’t help their pawns}) 36… Bxd3+ 37. Kxd3 Bxf4 38. Nf1 bxa4 {splitting the pawns for easier access for the Bl K} 39. bxa4 Ke5) 35. Nxf4 (35. gxf4 {both Engines}) 35… h4 $19 36. Ke2 hxg3 (36… b5 $1 $19 { both Engines} 37. Kf2 hxg3+ 38. Kxg3 Ke5 39. Ng6+ Ke6 40. Nf4+ Kd6 41. Nf1 Bg7 42. Ne2 Bc2 $19 {as above}) 37. Nh5+ Ke6 (37… Ke5 38. Nc4+ Ke6 39. Nxg3 Bc2 40. Nf1 Bxb3 41. Nxb6 c5 42. Kd3 Bf4 43. Ne3 Bxe3 44. Kxe3 Ke5 45. g3 c4 46. Nd7+ Kd6 47. Nb6 $11 {Komodo11}) 38. Nxg3 Bxe3 (38… Bb1 {both Engines; evading the exchange} 39. Ngf1 f4 40. Nc4 Bg7 41. Kd2 Be4 42. Nxb6 Bxg2 43. Nh2 Be5 44. Nc4 Bc7 45. Kd3 $15 {though Bl retains some winning chances} f3 46. Ng4 Bf1+ 47. Ke4 Bxc4 48. bxc4 Kd6 49. Kd3 (49. Kxf3 Kc5 50. Ke3 Kxc4 51. Kd2 Kb3 52. Kd3 Kxa4 {is precarious for Wh}) 49… Bd8 (49… Kc5 50. Nf6) 50. Ke3 Kc5 51. Kd3 Bh4 52. Nh2 f2 53. Nf1 Kb6 54. Nd2 Bg5 55. Nf1 Bf4 56. Kd4 Kc7 57. Kd3 (57. Kc5 Be5) 57… Kd7 58. Ke4 Bg5 59. Kf3 Kd6 60. Ke2 Kc5 61. Kd3 {and while Komodo11 still says Bl is winning, its analysis goes around in circles with no progress. This would have been Bl’s best bet, he can’t lose ( except of course to those nasty N forks that happen in time pressure) & Wh has to be very exact to hold t}) 39. Nxe4 Bh6 40. Nf2 Kd5 $11 (40… Kd5 41. g4 {is the simplest way to remove the last imbalance}) 1/2-1/2 [Event “Dyfed League: Aberystwyth – Steynton A”] [Site “Tanygroes”] [Date “2018.02.21”] [Round “?”] [White “Van Kemenade, J.”] [Black “Evans, Gwyn”] [Result “1-0”] [ECO “B23”] [WhiteElo “1740”] [BlackElo “1420”] [PlyCount “75”] [EventDate “2018.??.??”] [SourceDate “2018.02.22”] [SourceVersionDate “2018.02.22”] 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Bc4 Nc6 4. a3 g6 5. d3 Bg7 6. h3 (6. h4 Nf6 7. Nge2 h5 8. Bg5 {Carlsen-Guseinov, Chess.com blitz 2017,1-0}) 6… e6 7. Nf3 Nge7 8. Ba2 $146 (8. O-O O-O 9. Ba2 b6 10. Ne2 Ba6 {Poell-Weissenbeck, AUT ch tm 2017,0-1}) 8… Nd4 9. Nxd4 Bxd4 (9… cxd4 {is the more usual responce in these situations, as Bl looks for pressure on c2 to counter Wh’s K side buildup}) 10. Ne2 (10. Bh6 {holds up 0-0, though maybe Wh wants Bl to do this}) 10… Bg7 11. O-O Nc6 12. c3 O-O 13. Be3 b6 (13… b5 $5) 14. f4 (14. d4 {is an alternative strategy}) 14… Kh8 15. Ng3 (15. f5 $5 {is a standard pawn sacrifice in this Grand Prix system} exf5 (15… Qh4 16. Qd2) 16. Bd5 Bb7 (16… Qc7 17. exf5 Bxf5 18. Rxf5 gxf5 19. Ng3 {and Wh has compensation in Bl’s weakened pawn structure}) 17. exf5 Qe7 18. Bf4 Rae8 19. Ng3 $11) 15… f5 (15… Ba6) (15… d5) 16. Qd2 Qe7 17. Rae1 (17. d4 Ba6 18. Rfe1 fxe4 19. Nxe4 cxd4 20. cxd4 d5 21. Ng5 Qd6 22. Rac1 Bb5 23. Bf2 Rae8 24. g3 Bf6 25. h4 $14 {Komodo11}) 17… e5 18. exf5 (18. Bd5 $18 {Komodo11} Qc7 19. exf5 Bxf5 20. fxe5 dxe5 21. Bh6 Rac8 22. Bxc6 Bxh6 (22… Qxc6 23. Bxg7+ Kxg7 24. Nxf5+ Rxf5 25. Rxf5 gxf5 26. Rxe5) 23. Qxh6 Qxc6 24. Rxe5 $18) 18… gxf5 (18… Bxf5 19. Nxf5 gxf5 (19… Rxf5 20. g4 Rff8 21. Qg2 Qe8 22. Bd5 Rc8 23. f5 $16)) 19. Nh5 (19. Bd5 {Rudy} Bd7 20. Nh5 Bf6 21. b4 Rac8 22. fxe5 dxe5 23. Bh6 Rfe8 (23… Rg8) 24. g4 $18 { Komodo11}) 19… Be6 20. Bxe6 Qxe6 21. Nxg7 {removes a key protector of the K} Kxg7 22. fxe5 (22. d4 $1 {Komodo11 opens up the game for the Wh pieces} Ne7 23. fxe5 dxe5 24. dxe5 Rad8 25. Qe2 (25. Qf2 h6 26. Qh4 Nc6 27. b4 $18) 25… h6 26. Qa6 Rd5 (26… Rd7 27. Bxc5 $18) 27. Qxa7 Rf7 28. Bf4 (28. c4 Rxe5 29. Bd2 Ng6 30. Rxe5 Nxe5 31. Qb8 $18)) 22… dxe5 23. Rf3 (23. b4 $16 cxb4 24. axb4 Qg6 25. b5 Na5 26. Qb2 f4 27. Bc1 Qxd3 28. Rxe5 Nc4 29. Re7+ Kh8 30. Qf2 f3 31. Bh6 Rg8 32. Qxf3 Qxf3 33. Rxf3 $18 {Komodo11}) 23… Rad8 (23… Kh8 24. b4 Qg6 25. Qf2 f4 26. Bc1 Rae8 27. bxc5 bxc5 28. Qxc5 $14 {Komodo11}) 24. Qf2 (24. Bh6+ $1 {Komodo11} Qxh6 25. Rg3+ Qg6 26. Rxg6+ hxg6 27. b4 $18) 24… Kg8 ( 24… Kh8 $11 25. Bf4 Qf6) 25. Bf4 $16 Rd7 (25… Qf6 26. Bg5 $18) 26. Rfe3 ( 26. Bxe5 Nxe5 27. Qg3+ Rg7 28. Qxe5 Qxe5 29. Rxe5 $16 {Komodo11}) 26… Qf6 27. Bxe5 Nxe5 28. Rxe5 Rxd3 29. Qe2 {the 3rd tripling of the evening} (29. Re7 Rf7 30. Re8+ Rf8 31. R1e6 Qg5 32. Rxf8+ Kxf8 33. Re5 Kg7 34. Rxf5 $16 {Komodo11}) 29… Rdd8 (29… Rd7 {guards the second rank from invasion} 30. Qc4+ Kg7 ( 30… Kh8 31. Re8 Rd8 32. R8e7 Qg5 33. Qe6 f4 34. Qe4 Qf5 35. Rxa7 $16) 31. Re6 Qg5 32. h4 Qg3 33. R6e3 Qc7 34. Qe2 Rdf7 35. Qf3 f4 36. Re6 Qd8 37. h5 Kh8 38. h6 Qg5 $14) 30. Re7 $16 a5 {(draw?)} 31. Qc4+ (31. Qh5 {Komodo11} Qg6 (31… h6 32. R1e6 $18) 32. Qxg6+ hxg6 33. R1e6 Rf7 34. Rxg6+ Kh7 35. Ree6 b5 36. Rd6 Re8 37. Rh6+ Kg8 (37… Kg7 38. Rdg6+ Kf8 39. Rh8+ Ke7 40. Rxe8+ Kxe8 41. Rb6 $18) 38. Rdg6+ Rg7 39. Rxg7+ Kxg7 40. Rb6 $18 {Komodo11}) 31… Kh8 32. Qe6 (32. Qf4 Rd6 33. R1e2 Qg6 34. Qe5+ Qf6 35. Qxf6+ Rfxf6 36. Rb7 Rd8 37. Ree7 h6 38. Kf2 $16 {Komodo11}) (32. R7e6 {Rudy} Qg5 33. Qe2 (33. Rxb6 f4 $1 (33… Rd2 34. Re2 (34. Qf1 $11) 34… Rd1+ 35. Kf2 f4 $19) 34. h4 Qg3 35. Qe2 f3 36. Qf2 Qxf2+ 37. Kxf2 Rd2+ 38. Kf1 Rxg2 39. Ree6 a4 40. Rf6 Rxf6 41. Rxf6 Rxb2 42. Ra6 Kg7 43. Rxa4 Kf6 44. Rf4+ Ke5 45. Rxf3 Rh2 $11 {Komodo11}) 33… f4 34. Rf1 Rg8 35. Rf2 Rdf8 36. Qe4 Rg6 37. Re8 Rxe8 38. Qxe8+ Kg7 39. Qb8 Rf6 $14) 32… Qg5 ( 32… Rd6 {Iolo} 33. Qxf6+ $1 Rfxf6 (33… Rdxf6 34. Rd1 Rg6 (34… R8f7 35. Rxf7 Rxf7 36. Rd6 Rb7 37. Kf2 $16) 35. Rdd7 h6 36. Kf2 $16) 34. Rb7 Rd8 35. Ree7 h6 36. Kf2 $16) 33. Qe5+ Kg8 (33… Qf6 34. Qc7 Rc8 (34… Qg6 35. R1e6 $18) 35. Qf4 Rc6 (35… Rf7 36. R1e6 Qg7 37. Rxf7 Qxf7 38. Rxb6 $18) 36. Rd7 Re6 37. Rxe6 Qxe6 38. Qc7 Qg6 39. Qe5+ Qf6 40. Qxf6+ Rxf6 41. Kf2 $16 {in these lines & those of the previous note, Bl has 2 weaknesses to take care of- the pawns on b6 & f5. Also his K is liable to be cut off}) 34. Re3 $18 Rd2 35. Rg3 Rxg2+ 36. Kxg2 Qxg3+ 37. Qxg3+ Kh8 38. Qg7# 1-0

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