The clubs of the Dyfed League are spread out over a wide geographical area, and their players often live some way from the clubs. Add to that the fact that an unusual number of chess players seem to be non-drivers (me, for example)and it becomes clear why matches are often hard to arrange. Several clubs have had transport difficulties this year, Aberystyth included, with the result that not all the matches have been played by the end of the season. This is particularly hard on the A team, who competed extremely well this year, and could have won the title if all their matches had been played. On the last day of the season, Wednesday 31 May, we consoled ourselves with a 4-0 victory over Carmarthen at the Emlyn Cafe, Tanygroes.

On top board, Rudy van Kemenade played the unusual Chigorin Defence against Gerry Heap, and an odd-looking position was soon reached, with the White king on f1 instead of safely castled. This worked out badly for Gerry as he lost the exchange to a discovered check and was unable to find any compensation. The second-board game was also over quickly. Adam Watkin-Jones developed sensibly against David Buttell’s Sicilian, and Black’s attempt to start complications backfired, leaving him a rook down. Adam Robinson celebrated his last game for the club by opening 1…a5 against 1.e4. Paul Orton refused to be provoked, and, despite going a pawn down, looked very comfortable for most of the middle game, missing a win before compounding the error with a final blunder. I had a space advantage with my London System against Robert Narayan-Taylor, but could make no headway. Feeling my position about to fall apart, I went in for a risky sacrifice; with both players desperately short of time, I was losing the ending when Black slipped up and allowed me a lucky win – not the first time that’s happened to me this year.A 4-0 win was some consolation to Aber for the season that got away.

[Event “DyfedLeague:AberystwythA-Carmarthen”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.05.31”] [Round “?”] [White “Heap, G.”] [Black “Van Kemenade, R.”] [Result “0-1”] [ECO “D02”] [WhiteElo “2168”] [BlackElo “1962”] [Annotator “Rudy”] [PlyCount “62”] [EventDate “2017.06.01”] 1. Nf3 {Gerry has had a very successful run with this move in the past; 20 wins, 9 draws & only 3 losses: against Tim Kett in the Dyfed Open 2011,0-1; Julie van Kemenade, Dyfed League 2011, 0-1 & Steve Cunliffe, WLS ch 2007,0-1} Nc6 2. d4 (2. g3) (2. c4 {back to more usual Gerry lines}) (2. e4 e5 3. Bb5 { lines he has played in the past}) 2… d5 {Now its a Chigorin Defence he hasn’t played against before} 3. g3 Bg4 (3… Bf5 4. Bg2 e6 5. O-O Nf6 6. c4 Be7 7. Ne5 Nxe5 8. dxe5 Ne4 9. g4 {Van Kemenade-Pogson, Huddersfield Summer, 1983,1-0}) 4. Bg2 Qd7 5. h3 (5. c4 dxc4 6. d5 Bxf3 7. Bxf3 Ne5 8. Bg2 e6 9. Qd4 Bd6 (9… Nc6 {main}) 10. Bf4 Ng6 11. Bxd6 cxd6 12. Qxg7 $16 {Van Kemenade-J Horner, Manchester open 1990,0-1}) 5… Bf5 {main, keeps on h3 to hold up 0-0} (5… Bh5) 6. Ne5 (6. c3) (6. c4 {main}) 6… Nxe5 7. dxe5 c6 (7… O-O-O { scores well for Bl with 70%}) 8. Nd2 (8. e4) (8. Nc3) (8. g4 {also tried here}) 8… f6 (8… Qc7) 9. Nf3 (9. e4 {Komodo11} dxe4 10. Qe2 e3 11. Qxe3 Rd8 (11… Bxc2) 12. O-O Bxh3 13. Bxh3 Qxh3 14. Nf3 Qg4 15. Kg2 h5 $11 { Pollari-Halmeenmaki, FIN ch tm 2000,1-0}) 9… Be4 (9… O-O-O) 10. Bf4 (10. O-O {Komodo11} Bxf3 11. exf3 fxe5 12. Re1 Qc7 13. c4 $14) 10… g5 11. Be3 h6 ( 11… h5) 12. exf6 (12. c4 dxc4 13. O-O Qxd1 14. Rfxd1 Bd5 15. b3 cxb3 16. axb3 fxe5 17. Bxa7 Bg7 18. Bd4 Rxa1 19. Bxa1 Nf6 20. Nxe5 O-O $11 {Komodo11}) 12… exf6 (12… Nxf6 $11 {Komodo11} 13. Ne5 Qd6 14. Bxe4 Nxe4 15. Nf3 c5 $15) 13. c4 {too ambitious} (13. O-O {Iolo}) 13… Bb4+ 14. Kf1 $11 {keeping life complex; Komodo11} (14. Bd2 Bxd2+ 15. Qxd2 O-O-O $11 (15… dxc4 16. Qc3 Qe6 17. O-O-O Ne7 $11)) 14… Ne7 15. Qb3 Bd6 (15… Ba5) 16. Qc3 {a waste of a moveas the Q is not better placed than before} (16. Nd2 Bxg2+ 17. Kxg2 O-O $11 {Rudy & Komodo10}) 16… O-O (16… c5 $1 $17 {Komodo11} 17. Qxf6 O-O-O 18. Bd2 Rdf8 19. Qc3 d4 20. Qb3 Nc6 $17 {Komodo11}) 17. cxd5 Nxd5 18. Qc4 Rae8 $17 { Bl was very content with the position, with all of Bl’s pices aimed at the K & both Wh’s Rs out of play} (18… f5 $17) (18… Rfe8 {but Bl wanted this R kept on the f file looking at the K}) 19. Rd1 {natural to bring another piece in, but turns out badly} (19. Bxa7 {Wh can win a pawn, but it looks dangerous on the sidelines, while the centre is liable to catch fire} b5 20. Qd4 Bg6 ( 20… Bxf3 21. Bxf3 Be5 22. Bxd5+ (22. Qc5 Ra8 23. Bb6 Qb7 24. Bxd5+ cxd5 25. Qc2 Kg7 26. Bc5 Rfc8 $17 {Komodo11}) 22… cxd5 23. Qb6 Ra8 $19 {pm analysis}) 21. Rc1 Re4 22. Qd3 Qxa7 23. Nd2 Nb4 24. Qxd6 Rd4 25. Qe6+ Bf7 26. Qe3 Re8 27. Ne4 Nd5 28. Qa3 Qxa3 29. bxa3 Rexe4 30. Bxe4 Rxe4 31. Rxc6 Ra4 $17 {Komodo11}) 19… Rf7 (19… Qe6 20. Qb3 (20. Nd2 Nxe3+ 21. fxe3 Qxc4 22. Nxc4 Bxg3 $19) 20… Nxe3+ 21. Qxe3 Qxa2 $17 {Komodo11}) (19… b5 20. Qb3 a5 21. a4 (21. a3 Bxg3 22. fxg3 Qe6 $19 {Komodo11}) 21… bxa4 22. Qxa4 Nxe3+ 23. fxe3 Qe7 $17 { Komodo11}) 20. Bc5 $2 {a mistake in a difficult position} (20. Bd2 f5 $17 { its difficult to co-ordinate the Wh pieces, while Bl just advances on the K side}) 20… Bxc5 21. Qxc5 Ne3+ 22. fxe3 Qxd1+ 23. Kf2 Qc2 (23… Qa4) 24. Qd4 (24. Qxa7 Qxb2 25. Rd1 {though at least the Wh R is backin the game}) 24… c5 25. Qd6 Qxb2 (25… b6 {considered}) 26. Qxc5 Qb6 (26… Qxa2 {is natural, with a winning ending- but Wh was desperate for counterplay ,hoping to keepQ’s on for something to happen. Hence Bl targets e3} 27. Rd1 {Bl wasn’t clear where the Bl Q should be placed}) 27. Qc3 (27. Qxb6 axb6 28. Nd4 Bxg2 29. Kxg2 Rxe3 (29… f5 30. Kf2 Ra8 $19 {the exchange up should prove to be enough}) 30. Nf5 Rxe2+ 31. Kf3 Rfe7 32. Nxe7+ Rxe7 33. Rb1 Re6 {Wh has some survival chances }) 27… Rc7 (27… Rfe7 {Julie, targetting e3, should be enough} 28. Rd1 Bxf3 29. Bxf3 Rxe3 30. Qd4 Qxd4 31. Rxd4 R8e7) 28. Qd2 Rc2 (28… Rce7) 29. Qd7 Bc6 (29… Qc6) (29… Rd8 30. Qa4 (30. Qg4 f5 (30… Rxe2+ {Rudy, on way home} 31. Kxe2 Qb2+ 32. Ke1 f5 (32… Qxg2 33. Qe6+ Kf8 $11 {Komodo11}) 33. Qh5 f4 $1 ( 33… Kg7 $19) 34. gxf4 Qxg2 35. Rf1 Bd3 $19 {Komodo10}))) (29… Kf8 $19) 30. Qd4 (30. Qd3 Be4 31. Qd7 Rd8 $19 {as above}) 30… Qxd4 31. Nxd4 Bxg2 0-1 [Event “DyfedLeague:AberystwythA-Carmarthen”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.05.31”] [Round “?”] [White “Watkin-Jones, A.”] [Black “Buttell, D.”] [Result “1-0”] [ECO “B26”] [WhiteElo “1960”] [BlackElo “1884”] [Annotator “Rudy”] [PlyCount “49”] [EventDate “2017.06.01”] 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. d3 d6 6. Be3 e6 (6… e5 7. Qd2 Nge7 (7… Rb8) 8. Bh6 O-O 9. h4 f6 {Horrell- Buttell, Dyfed Open 2016,0-1}) (6… Rb8 7. Qd2 b5 8. f4 e5 9. Nf3 Nge7 {Francis-Buttell, TomWeston Major op , Cardiff 2008, 1/2-1/2}) 7. Qd2 Rb8 8. Nf3 (8. Nge2) 8… b5 (8… Nd4 {main}) 9. d4 (9. O-O) 9… c4 $146 {bypasses the centre, but the Bl pawns become a target} (9… b4 10. Ne2 Nf6 {main}) 10. d5 $16 Ne5 (10… b4 $5) 11. Bxa7 (11. Nxe5 dxe5 12. Bxa7) 11… Nxf3+ 12. Bxf3 Rb7 13. Bd4 e5 14. Be3 h5 (14… b4 15. Ne2 f5) 15. h4 (15. b4 {Komodo10}) 15… Bh6 16. a4 (16. b4) 16… Qa5 ( 16… Bxe3) 17. O-O $18 b4 18. Nb5 Ke7 (18… Rd7 19. Bxh6 Nxh6 20. Be2 $18 { Komodo11}) 19. Be2 $18 (19. Bxh6 Nxh6 20. Be2 (20. Qg5+ f6 21. Qxg6 $18)) 19… c3 20. bxc3 bxc3 21. Qxc3 (21. Qd3) 21… Rxb5 $6 22. Qxc8 Bxe3 23. axb5 Bxf2+ 24. Kxf2 Qb6+ 25. Kg2 1-0 [Event “DyfedLeague:AberystwythA-Carmarthen”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.05.31”] [Round “?”] [White “Orton, P.”] [Black “Robinson, Adam”] [Result “0-1”] [ECO “B00”] [WhiteElo “1597”] [BlackElo “1768”] [Annotator “Rudy”] [PlyCount “84”] [EventDate “2017.06.01”] 1. e4 a5 {FTB; for the boys of the Uni club & James Corrigan; Bl said he would play it & he did. ( in the same competition, Robert Narayan-Taylor has played 1.a4) Has been played 145 times in databases} 2. d4 d6 (2… b6 $5) 3. g3 { Wh plays it carefully, not seeking to punish Bl for the ealy committal a5} (3. Nf3) 3… Nf6 4. Bg2 g6 5. Ne2 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. c4 {headed towards a King’s Indian setup, where increasingly Bl’s a5 fits in with the pawn structure} Nc6 8. Nbc3 e5 (8… h6 9. h3 e5 10. Be3 Bd7 11. d5 Ne7 12. c5 Ne8 {Thiede-Kosa, Berlin Neukoellin 1988,1-0}) 9. d5 Ne7 10. h3 Nd7 11. Be3 Nc5 12. Na4 (12. Bxc5 dxc5 13. Nb5 Ra6 $11 {Komodo11}) 12… Nxa4 13. Qxa4 f5 $11 14. f4 {opening up K side lines, is doubledged} (14. Rac1 $11 {Wh needs a c5 push on the Q side to open up lines}) 14… exf4 15. Bxf4 Bxb2 {snatching a pawn} (15… fxe4 16. g4 h5 17. gxh5 Nf5 18. hxg6 Nh4 19. Qb3 Nxg2 20. Kxg2 Bf5 $11 {Komodo11}) 16. Rab1 Bg7 17. Kh2 $11 Qe8 (17… fxe4 $5) 18. Qc2 b6 19. Nc3 Ba6 20. Nb5 Bxb5 { given as best by Komodo11; but theextra Blpawn now becomes a weakling on c7, assailable down the c file} (20… Qd7 {and waiting , must be a better strategy }) 21. cxb5 Ra7 {Bl didn’t like this move, preferring} (21… Rc8 {however there were reasons for this choice; becoming crucial later}) 22. a4 Qd7 (22… fxe4 {Stockfish8 & Komodo11}) 23. Be3 Be5 24. Rf2 Raa8 25. Rc1 Rac8 26. Rcf1 Kg7 {Bl unsure about position here- probably level; which is Komodo11 judgement. ( Bl’s extra pawn on c7 cannot be made any use of- Rudy)} 27. Qc1 Kg8 28. Rc2 Bf6 29. Rc4 Be5 30. Rf2 fxe4 31. Rxf8+ Kxf8 32. Bxe4 Nf5 33. Bxf5 ( 33. Bf2 $5) 33… gxf5 (33… Qxf5 34. Rxc7 Rxc7 35. Qxc7 Qf3 36. Bh6+ Ke8 37. Qc8+ Ke7 38. Bg5+ Kf7 39. Qc7+ Kg8 40. Qd8+ {with a perpetual}) 34. Bh6+ { the wrong direction} (34. Bxb6 {with both the KR & N moved away, Bl’s passive Q side suddenly collapses; Komodo11 & Rudy} Qf7 35. Rxc7 (35. Qd2 h5 36. h4 f4 37. gxf4 Bf6 38. Bxa5 $18) (35. Bxc7) (35. Bxa5)) 34… Bg7 (34… Kg8) 35. Rh4 (35. Be3 Qf7 36. Bxb6 $16 {Komodo11}) 35… Re8 36. Qb2 (36. Qg5 $11) 36… Qf7 (36… Bxh6 37. Rxh6 Qg7 38. Qd2 Re4 $17 {Komodo11}) 37. Bxg7+ Qxg7 38. Qc2 Re5 39. Qd2 (39. Rf4 Qf7 $15) 39… Ke7 40. Qc2 Kd8 $19 41. Rf4 Qe7 (41… Re3 42. Qf2 Qe7 43. Qf1 Re2+ 44. Rf2 Rxf2+ 45. Qxf2 Qe4 $19 {Komodo11}) 42. h4 $2 (42. Rf2 Kc8 (42… Qf7 43. Qc4 Qxd5) 43. Qd1 Kb7 44. h4 Qf7 45. Rd2 f4 $19 { Komodo11}) 42… Re2+ $19 0-1 [Event “DyfedLeague:AberystwythA-Carmarthen”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.05.31”] [Round “?”] [White “Francis, Matthew”] [Black “Narayan-Taylor, R.”] [Result “1-0”] [ECO “D00”] [WhiteElo “1704”] [BlackElo “1476”] [Annotator “Rudy”] [PlyCount “135”] [EventDate “2017.06.01”] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 {Tony Geraghty’s favourite, long before Carlsen et al} e6 3. e3 d5 4. c3 (4. Nf3 {allows Wh to occupy e5 in response to Bd6}) 4… Bd6 5. Bg3 Ne4 6. Nd2 (6. Bd3 Nxg3 7. hxg3 Nd7 (7… e5 8. dxe5 Bxe5 9. Rh5 { Lui-Kemper, Utrecht OKU op 2001,1-0}) 8. Rxh7 Rxh7 9. Bxh7 Nf6 { Geraghty-Sendall, Dyfed League 2011,1-0} (9… g6 {traps the B})) 6… Nxg3 7. hxg3 Nc6 (7… Nd7 8. Ngf3 e5 {Szekeres-Boricsev, HUN ch tm 2016,1/2-1/2}) ( 7… c5 8. Bd3 Nc6 9. Ndf3 Bd7 {Kamsky-Dreev, Gibraltar Masters 2014,1/2-1/2}) 8. Ngf3 Bd7 (8… e5 $11) 9. e4 dxe4 10. Nxe4 Be7 (10… h6 11. Bd3 e5 $14 { Komodo11}) 11. Bd3 $16 f5 {shifting the N & gaining space, but leaves a weak e6 pawn on an open file} 12. Ned2 Bf6 13. Qe2 (13. O-O {Wh is perfectly safe on the K side}) 13… Qe7 14. O-O-O (14. Nc4) 14… O-O-O 15. Ne5 {after the exchange on e5, Bl no longer has to worry about the weakness on e6} (15. Nc4 $14 {Wh will be able to take back on e5 with a piece, leaving the pressure on}) 15… Rde8 (15… Bxe5 16. dxe5 Qc5 17. Rhe1 Kb8 $14 {Komodo11}) 16. f4 (16. Nxd7 Qxd7 17. Nb3 $16 {Komodo11}) 16… g6 (16… Bxe5 17. dxe5 g5 18. Nb3 $16 {Komodo11}) 17. Rh2 (17. g4) 17… Nxe5 18. dxe5 Bg7 $14 19. Nf3 h6 20. g4 Kb8 21. Nh4 Qf7 22. gxf5 gxf5 (22… exf5 23. Bc4 Be6 24. Bxe6 Qxe6 25. Qc2 Rd8 26. Rhh1 $16 {Komodo11}) 23. g4 h5 (23… fxg4 24. Qxg4 Rd8 25. Ng6 Rhe8 26. Bc2 Bc6 27. Rhd2 Rxd2 28. Rxd2 a6 $14 {Komodo11}) 24. g5 $16 (24. gxf5 exf5 25. Bc4 Be6 26. Bxe6 Qxe6 27. Kb1 $16 {Wh has a protected passed pawn, & Bl has weaknesses ar f5, g6 & h5}) 24… Rd8 25. Nf3 Bf8 26. Rdh1 (26. Nd4 Bc5 27. Bc2 a6 $14) 26… Bc6 $11 {the Bs have enough central space to counter Wh’s extra K side space} (26… Bc5 $11) 27. Rh3 Be8 (27… Bc5) 28. Rg1 Bc5 29. Rg2 Bc6 $11 30. g6 $5 {this pawn will be either weak or strong} Qg7 (30… Qd7) 31. Rg5 (31. Bc4 Be4 $11 32. Bxe6 Rd3 33. Ng5 Rxh3 34. Nxh3 Rd8 $11 {Komodo11}) 31… Rh6 (31… Be7 $17 32. Rgxh5 Rxh5 33. Rxh5 Qxg6 34. Nd4 Bd5 35. Qh2 (35. b3 Qg3 $19) 35… a6 36. Rh8 Rxh8 37. Qxh8+ Ka7 38. Qh2 Bc5 $15 {Komodo11}) 32. Nh4 Be7 $17 33. Rxf5 {Wh felt the position was drifting away from him, if he didn’t try something; best bet Fritz15} (33. Bxf5 {Komodo11} Bxg5 34. fxg5 exf5 35. gxh6 Qxh6+ 36. Re3 Qg5 37. Nf3 Qxg6 $17) ({the Wh pieces appear awkwardly placed, with natural moves leading nowhere} 33. Rxh5 Rxh5 34. Qxh5 Rh8 $19) 33… Be8 {Bl backs off; both sides short of time} (33… exf5 $1 34. Nxf5 Qf8 (34… Qxg6 35. Nxe7 Qg1+ 36. Qf1 (36. Kc2 Ba4+ 37. b3 Qa1 $19 {Komodo11})) 35. g7 Qf7 36. Nxh6) (33… Bxh4 {Rudy, second possibility} 34. Rxh5 $1 (34. Rf7 Qg8 $1 $19 {Komodo11; Rudy had thought of Qg6 but the B still holding it} 35. Rxh4 Rxg6 36. Bxg6 Qxg6 37. Rxh5 (37. Rf6 Qg1+ 38. Kc2 Be4+ 39. Kb3 Qb6+ 40. Ka3 Qc5+ 41. Kb3 Bd3 42. Qe1 Qc4+ 43. Ka3 Qa6+ 44. Kb3 Bc4+ 45. Kc2 Qxa2 46. Kc1 Bb3 47. Rxh5 Qa1# {Komodo11}) 37… Qxf7 $19) 34… Rxg6 35. Bxg6 Qxg6 36. R5xh4 Qg1+ 37. Kc2 Be4+ 38. Kb3 Qb6+ 39. Ka3 Qa5+ 40. Kb3 Qb6+ $11 {Komodo11}) 34. Rg5 (34. Rxh5 $1 $18 {Komodo11} Rxd3 (34… Rxh5 35. Qxh5 $18) (34… Qf8 35. Rxh6 Qxf4+ 36. Qd2 Qxd2+ 37. Kxd2 Bg5+ 38. Ke2 Bxh6 39. Nf3 Bg7 40. Rh7 Rd7 41. Be4 $18 {Komodo11}) 35. Rxd3 Bb5 36. Kc2 Bxd3+ 37. Kxd3 Bxh4 38. Rxh6 Qxh6 39. Qg4 Qg7 40. f5 (40. Qxe6 Be7 41. Qf7 $18) 40… Qd7+ 41. Qd4 Qb5+ 42. c4 Qc6 43. Qxh4 $18 {Komodo11}) 34… Bxg5 35. fxg5 $11 Rh8 36. Bc2 {too slow- Wh needs to safeguard his advanced pawns} (36. Rf3 $1 {Rudy} Rg8 37. Rf6 Qd7 $15 { Komodo11}) 36… Rd5 (36… Bc6 $17) 37. Nf3 (37. Rf3 Rxe5 38. Qd2 Rd5 39. Qf4 Bc6 40. Qf6 Rd7 41. Qxg7 Rxg7 42. Rf6 Re8 $15 {Komodo11}) 37… Bc6 (37… Bxg6 $19) 38. Nd4 (38. Be4 Rc5 39. Bxc6 Rxc6 40. Qe4 $11 {Komodo11}) 38… Rxe5 39. Nxc6+ bxc6 40. Qd2 (40. Re3 Rxg5 $17 41. Rxe6 $2 (41. Be4 Rf8 $17) 41… Rg1+ 42. Kd2 Rd8+ 43. Bd3 Rg3 $19 {Komodo11}) 40… Rd5 (40… Qe7 41. Kb1 Rd8 42. Qf2 Rf8 43. Qg1 Rxg5 $19 {Komodo11}) 41. Qe3 Re5 (41… Qe7) 42. Qd2 h4 (42… Qe7 {wins g5 & keeps the h pawn as a later threat}) 43. b3 {safeguaring the K with an escape square} Qe7 $19 44. Kb2 Rd8 (44… Qxg5 {keeps guard on the h pawn}) 45. Qf2 Qxg5 46. Qxh4 Qxh4 (46… Rd2) 47. Rxh4 Rg8 (47… Rg5 {more efficient}) 48. Rh7 Rg5 (48… Re2) 49. Re7 e5 (49… Rg2 50. Rxe6 Rf8 51. g7 Rxg7 52. Be4 c5 $17 {Komodo11}) (49… R8xg6 50. Bxg6 Rxg6 51. b4 $11 {is a tricky endgame,though Bl can try to win it}) 50. Be4 $11 (50. b4 $11) 50… Kb7 51. Re6 {(draw?)} (51. b4) 51… Kc8 52. Rxc6 (52. b4 c5 53. b5 $11 {Komodo11}) 52… Rd8 (52… Rf8 53. b4 Rf4 54. Bc2 Rg2 55. Kb3 Kd7 56. b5 a5 57. a4 e4 $17 {Komodo11}) 53. Re6 (53. Rf6) 53… Rd2+ 54. Ka3 Re2 (54… Kd7 55. Rf6 Re2 56. Rf7+ Ke6 57. Bd3 Re3 58. Bc4+ Kd6 59. g7 Reg3 60. Rf6+ Ke7 61. Rf7+ Kd6 62. Rf6+ $11 {Komodo11}) 55. Bd3 (55. Bc6 Rd2 56. Re8+ Rd8 57. Bb7+ Kd7 58. Bc6+ Kc8 59. Bb7+ $11 {repetition}) 55… Kd7 (55… Re3 56. Bb5 Rxc3 $15) 56. Ra6 ( 56. Rf6 $11 Re3 57. Bb5+ Ke7 58. Rc6 e4 59. Kb4 $11 {Komodo11}) 56… Re3 ( 56… Reg2 57. Rf6 R2g3 58. Bf5+ Ke7 59. Rf7+ Kd6 60. Kb2 a5 $15 {Komodo11}) 57. Bb5+ c6 (57… Kd8 58. Kb4 $11 (58. Re6 c5 59. c4 e4 $11 {Komodo11})) 58. Rxa7+ (58. Rxc6 {is a safer pawn to take} Ke7 59. Kb4 $11) 58… Kd6 $17 59. Ba4 {laying a trap} (59. Bc4 Rxg6 60. Kb4 Rh3 $17 {Komodo11}) 59… Rxc3 $19 ( 59… Rxg6 60. Bxc6 {gives survival chances}) 60. g7 e4 $1 61. Kb4 Rcg3 (61… Rc2 62. Rf7 e3 63. Rf6+ Ke5 64. Rf1 e2 65. Re1 Kd6 66. Ka3 Rxg7 $19 {Komodo11}) 62. Ra6 Rc5 $1 (62… Rxg7 63. Rxc6+ Kd5 $17 {should be good enough for a win}) 63. Ra8 Rxg7 64. Rd8+ Rd7 $2 {but this finds a way of losing} (64… Ke7 $1 65. Rd2 (65. Kxc5 Kxd8 66. Kd4 (66. Bxc6 Rc7 $19 (66… e3 67. Bf3 (67. Bb5 Rg5+) 67… Rg2 $19))) 65… e3 66. Re2 Re5 67. Kc3 Kd6 68. Kd3 Rge7 $19 {& sooner or later the Wh K will be driven away fronm the pawn}) (64… Kc7 65. Re8 Rc2 66. Rxe4 Rxa2 {& Bl has lost the passed pawn he needs to ensure the win with an exchange up}) 65. Rxd7+ Kxd7 66. Kxc5 e3 67. Bxc6+ Ke6 68. Bf3 {and the pawn is held} 1-0

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