Aberystwyth fielded a strong B team against the formidable Dyfed League champions Cardigan at the Emlyn Cafe, Tanygroes, on Wednesday 15th February. Playing White on top board, Robbie Wright took on Howard Williams in a sharp theoretical line of the Sicilian, a calculated risk that unfortunately ended in an early mate by Black. Adam Robinson, too, chose a very theoretical opening against Iolo Jones, but his King’s Indian led to a blocked game rather than the usual fireworks. Iolo uncharacteristically missed a win in the manoeuvring, and eventually had to settle for a draw. Against Tony Haigh, I found myself facing a line of the Leningrad Dutch that I played myself in a match a few years ago. I couldn’t remember the theory, but got as far as move 14 before misplaying it and getting an awful position, from which there was no escape. On Board 4, Conor McEwan’s Steinitz Defence against Howard Leah’s Ruy Lopez produced a cramped but playable position. Black got a bit of counterplay as White charged down the kingside with his pawns, but it wasn’t enough. The match ended 3½-½ to Cardigan.

[Event “Dyfed League: Cardigan-AberystwythB”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.02.13”] [Round “?”] [White “Wright, Robert”] [Black “Williams, AH.”] [Result “0-1”] [ECO “B33”] [WhiteElo “1876”] [BlackElo “2342”] [Annotator “Rudy”] [PlyCount “40”] [EventDate “2017.02.15”] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be3 (6. Bg5 {main}) 6… e5 (6… Ng4 {main}) 7. Ndb5 (7. Nb3) 7… a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Nxd5 (9… Nxe4 $2 10. Bb6) 10. exd5 Ne7 11. c4 {a very sharp line; sometimes the best tactic against a stronger player is to engage in tactics} Nf5 12. cxb5 (12. Bd2 {main, looks advisable, to the weak pawn structure; though the text appears quite playable}) 12… Nxe3 13. fxe3 Qh4+ 14. g3 (14. Kd2 {also played, when the Engines give} Be7 15. Qb3 O-O $15 {though Behnk-Enneper, Regionnalliga Nord1991 1-0}) 14… Qe4 15. Qc2 Qxe3+ (15… Qxc2 16. Nxc2 Bf5 17. Nb4 $16 { Rog-Chuprova, Liptovsky Mikulas Cup tm U20 2013,0-1}) 16. Be2 Bd7 $11 (16… Bg4 17. bxa6 Rxa6 18. Nc4 Qxe2+ 19. Qxe2 Bxe2 20. Kxe2 $16 { Karaklajic-Szilagyi, Bad Libenstein 1963,1-0}) (16… Qc5 17. Qxc5 dxc5 18. Nc4 (18. O-O) 18… axb5 19. Nb6 Rb8 20. Nxc8 Rxc8 21. Bxb5+ Kd8 22. O-O $14 { Gladstone-Sapozhnikov, Toronto PWC op 2009,0-1}) 17. bxa6 (17. Qd2 Qxd2+ 18. Kxd2 axb5 (18… g6 19. bxa6 Bh6+ 20. Kc3 Ke7 21. b4 $11 {Hertzog-Bressers, DAN ch int U20 1979,1-0}) 19. Nxb5 (19. Bxb5 {Komodo10}) 19… Ke7 20. Rhc1 g6 21. Rc7 Bh6+ 22. Kc2 Rhb8 $17 {Karaklajic-Denker, Hoogovens-B 1972, 1/2-1/2}) 17… Be7 18. Qc7 {too ambitious} (18. Qd2 $11 Qa7 (18… Bg5) (18… Qxd2+ 19. Kxd2 Bg5+ 20. Ke1 Ke7 (20… Bc8 21. Nc4 Ke7 22. Na5 Bxa6 23. Nc6+ Kd7 24. Bxa6 Rxa6 25. a4 $14 {Kotkov-Taimanov, RSFSR ch Perm 1960,1-0}) 21. b4 Rhc8 22. Bc4 Be3 $11 {Costa-Ayas Fernandez, Sitges op 2002,1-0}) 19. Bb5 (19. Nb5 $11) (19. Nc4 $11) 19… O-O 20. Bxd7 Qxd7 21. O-O Rxa6 $15 {Hubschmid-Malakhatko, Winterthur op 2002,0-1}) 18… Bd8 (18… Rc8 $19 {Komodo10} 19. Qb7 Bd8 20. Qb4 O-O 21. Qd2 Qe4 22. O-O Bb6+ $19 {Komodo10}) 19. Qb7 (19. Qc3 Qe4 20. Rf1 O-O $17 {Komodo10}) 19… Ba5+ 20. Kf1 (20. b4 {is more complicated} Ke7 (20… Qc3+ 21. Kf2 Bxb4 22. Qxa8+ Ke7 23. Qb7 Rb8 24. Qxb8 Qd4+ 25. Kg2 Qxd5+ 26. Kf2 Bc5+ 27. Ke1 Qxh1+ 28. Kd2 Qxa1 29. Nc2 Qxa2 $19 {Komodo10}) (20… Bb6 $1 { Komodo10} 21. Rd1 (21. Qxa8+ Ke7 22. Qb7 (22. Qxh8 Qc3+ 23. Kd1 Ba4+ 24. Nc2 Bxc2+ 25. Kc1 Be3#) 22… Rc8 23. Qxc8 (23. Rb1 Rc1+ 24. Rxc1 Qxc1+ 25. Bd1 Qc3+ 26. Kf1 Qe3 27. Qxd7+ Kxd7 28. Kg2 Qxa3 $19) 23… Bxc8 24. Nc2) 21… Qf2+ 22. Kd2 Be3+ 23. Kc3 Bd4+ 24. Rxd4 Qxd4+ 25. Kc2 Rc8+ 26. Bc4 Qe4+ 27. Kb3 Qf3+ 28. Kb2 Qxh1 $19) 21. bxa5 Qc3+ 22. Kf2 Qd4+ 23. Kf3 Rab8 24. Rad1 Qc5 25. Nc4 Rxb7 26. axb7 Rb8 27. a6 Bb5 $19 {Komodo10}) 20… Bh3# 0-1 [Event “DyfedLeague: Cardigan-AberystwythB”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.02.13”] [Round “?”] [White “Jones, IC.”] [Black “Robinson, Adam”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [ECO “E67”] [WhiteElo “2219”] [BlackElo “1768”] [Annotator “Rudy”] [PlyCount “134”] [EventDate “2017.02.15”] 1. c4 g6 2. d4 Nf6 (2… Bg7 3. Nc3 (3. Nf3 d6 4. Nc3 Nd7 5. e4 e5 6. dxe5 dxe5 7. Bg5 f6 8. Be3 Nh6 {I Jones- J Van Kemenade, Dyfed League 2009,1-0}) 3… d6 4. e4 Nd7 5. Be2 e5 6. d5 Ngf6 7. Bg5 {I Jones-J Van Kemenade, Dyfed League 2008,1-0}) 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. O-O c6 (7… e5) 8. Qc2 (8. e4) (8. h3) 8… Re8 (8… e5) 9. Rd1 e5 10. dxe5 (10. e4 {main, keeps more tension on}) 10… dxe5 11. Ng5 {main, but seems to spend several tempi, moving a N 5 times to take an unmoved B; and thus falling behind in development. Even getting the 2 Bs doesn’t seem worth the effort} (11. e4) (11. b3) 11… Qe7 (11… Qc7 {alternative}) 12. Nge4 Nc5 (12… Nxe4 {also played, but the text scores 65% for Bl}) 13. Nd6 (13. Bg5 Bf5 {delivered 50% over 5 games}) (13. Nxc5 Qxc5 14. Qb3 {Iolo & Fritz13 later comment- Be3 is a threat = 0.42 to Wh. Komodo10 gives the position as level after either} h6 {or} (14… Qe7 15. Bg5 Qc7 $11) 15. Be3 Qe7 $11) 13… Rd8 14. Nxc8 Raxc8 (14… Rxd1+ 15. Nxd1 Rxc8 16. Bd2 Nfd7 17. Bc3 f5 $11 {Euwe-Geller, Zurich cand 1953,0-1}) 15. b3 $146 (15. Bg5 Ne6 16. Bxf6 Bxf6 17. e3 Bg7 $15 {Giertz-Gallagher, Zug 1991, 0-1}) (15. Be3 Bf8 16. Bh3 Rxd1+ 17. Rxd1 Rd8 18. Rxd8 Qxd8 19. b4 Ncd7 20. a3 a5 21. Qa4 $14 {Grivas-Apicella, Cannes op 1995,1/2-1/2}) (15. Bd2 Ne6 16. Qa4 a6 {Urban-Czarnota, POl ch Poznan, 2005, draw agreed}) 15… Nfd7 (15… Ne6 { Rudy} 16. Bb2 Nd7 17. e3 f5 $11) (15… Rxd1+ {before Wh can take back with the R; Komodo10} 16. Qxd1 Ne6 17. Bb2 (17. e3 Rd8 18. Qc2 e4 19. Bb2 Ng5 $15 { Komodo10}) 17… Rd8 18. Qc2 Nd4 19. Qc1 e4 20. Rb1 Ne8 21. Bxe4 Nxe2+ 22. Nxe2 Qxe4 23. Bxg7 Nxg7 24. Rb2 Qd3 25. Nf4 Qd6 26. Re2 $11 {Komodo10}) 16. Ba3 Qe8 {the Q looks slightly misplaced here, but bl squares are not quite right here either} (16… Qg5 17. h4 Qh5 18. Bf3 Qf5 19. Qxf5 gxf5 20. Bg2 $16) (16… Qf6 17. Bh3 $16) ({Komodo10} 16… e4 17. Rab1 (17. Nxe4 Bxa1 18. Rxa1 f5 19. Nxc5 Nxc5 20. Qc3 h6 21. Re1 b6 22. e4 $11 {Komodo10}) 17… f5 18. Na4 b6 19. Nxc5 Nxc5 20. Rxd8+ Rxd8 21. Rd1 $11) 17. Rab1 (17. Bh3 Rb8 (17… f5 18. e4 $16) 18. Rab1 Ne6 $11 {Komodo10}) 17… f5 18. b4 (18. e4 f4 19. Bh3 Ne6 20. Bd6 Bf8 21. c5 fxg3 22. hxg3 (22. fxg3 Ng5 $15) 22… Ng5 23. Bg4 h5 24. Qc1 Bh6 25. f4 exf4 26. gxf4 hxg4 27. fxg5 Bg7 $15 {Komodo10}) 18… Ne6 19. e3 {a little passive} (19. e4 Nd4 20. Qd3 $11 {Komodo10}) (19. b5 e4 20. bxc6 bxc6 21. e3 Ne5 22. Rb7 Rc7 23. Rxc7 Nxc7 24. Bd6 Ne6 25. c5 Nf7 26. Qb3 Bf8 $11 {Komodo10} ) 19… e4 $15 {cuts off the g2 B} 20. Bb2 {gives up the 2 Bs, because otherwise Bl’s B will be too powerful} Ne5 21. Ne2 Rxd1+ {Bl was aiming at a loose b pawn, but this temporarily cedes control of the d file} (21… Qe7 { Rudy, to have the Q as a replacement fianchetto}) 22. Rxd1 Nd3 (22… Rd8 { Fritz13, Komodo8 & Komodo10}) 23. Bxg7 Kxg7 24. Nc1 (24. g4 $14 {Komodo10}) 24… Nxc1 {Fritz13} (24… Ne5 {Komodo10} 25. Qc3 Ng5 26. Ne2 Kg8 27. c5 Rd8 28. Qb3+ Kg7 29. Nd4 Rd7 $11) 25. Qxc1 Rd8 $11 26. h4 b6 (26… g5 $5 {Rudy, trying to open up the Wh K; looks to be too loosening of the Bl K position} 27. Qc3+ Kg6 28. Rxd8 Qxd8 29. Qe5 Qf6 30. h5+ Kg7 31. Qb8 Qe7 32. g4 $16) (26… h6 $5 {preparing it} 27. Qc3+ Kf7 28. Rxd8 Qxd8 29. c5 Qf6 30. Qa3 a6 31. Bf1 g5 32. hxg5 hxg5 33. Bc4 f4 34. exf4 gxf4 35. Qb3 Qa1+ 36. Kg2 Kf6 37. Bxe6 f3+ 38. Kh3 (38. Kh2 Qf1 39. Bh3 Qxf2+ 40. Kh1 Qe1+ 41. Kh2 Qf2+ $11) 38… Qh1+ 39. Kg4 Qc1 40. Bf7 Qg5+ 41. Kh3 Qh6+ 42. Kg4 Qg5+ $11 {Komodo10}) (26… Rxd1+ 27. Qxd1 Qd8 {all 3 Engines} 28. Qb3 g5 29. hxg5 Nxg5 30. Qb2+ Kg6 31. Qe5 Qd2 32. Qe8+ Kg7 33. Qe7+ Kg6 34. Qe8+ $11 {Komodo10}) (26… c5 27. Rd5 cxb4 28. Qb2+ Kf7 29. Qxb4 Qe7 30. Qd2 b6 31. Bf1 $14 {Komodo10}) 27. Qc3+ Kf7 28. Rxd8 Qxd8 29. Bf1 {Fritz13} (29. c5 bxc5 30. bxc5 Qf6 31. Qa3 Qe7 32. Bf1 Qxc5 33. Qb3 Kf6 34. Bc4 $11 {Komodo10; judging an active B to be worth a pawn}) 29… c5 30. b5 {Fritz13, but does seal in the B} (30. a3 {Komodo10}) 30… Qf6 31. Qa3 Qe7 32. Be2 {a late middle game has arisen where the B has no scope; the N is perhaps a little better as it could choose to go to a square where the B would probably be forced to swap it off, though Bl could choose the moment to do so. Perhaps Bl can try to engineer h6, g5, f4, & f3 & get the N onto f3; but this doent look to be a forced win, even if the Q could come in.On the other hand, Wh has really only a Q to play with; and a Q on her own can never hope to cause any damage unless there are are loose pawns around. So a draw could have been agreed here.} Kg8 33. Qc3 Nd8 34. f3 {hoping to unbalance the position} Nf7 (34… exf3 35. Bxf3 Nf7 36. Bd5 h5 {still looks drawn, but Bl is best just staying put}) 35. f4 Qd7 (35… h5 {Komodo10; closes everything down}) 36. h5 Qd6 37. hxg6 hxg6 38. Kf2 Nh6 (38… g5 $11 {Rudy & Komodo10}) 39. Ke1 g5 40. Qa3 gxf4 41. gxf4 Qd7 42. Qc3 Qd6 (42… Qg7 {all 3 engines}) 43. a4 Kh7 44. a5 Kg6 45. axb6 axb6 46. Qh8 Qf6 $2 {a blunder , which Iolo fails to take advantage of} (46… Qe6 {keeps everything covered}) 47. Qe8+ $2 (47. Bh5+ $1 {wins the Q}) 47… Kg7 48. Qd7+ Kg6 49. Qd5 Kg7 50. Kf1 Qa1+ 51. Kf2 Qf6 52. Qb7+ Kg6 53. Kg3 Nf7 54. Qc8 Nh6 55. Qe8+ Nf7 56. Qg8+ Kh6 57. Qf8+ Kg6 58. Kf2 Qh4+ 59. Kg2 Qf6 60. Qe8 Kh6 61. Kg1 Kg6 62. Kf2 Qh4+ 63. Kg2 Qf6 64. Qg8+ Kh6 65. Kh3 Nh8 (65… Qg6 {Komodo10}) (65… Qd8 {Fritz13} 66. Qxd8 ( 66. Qxf7 Qh4+ 67. Kg2 Qg3+ 68. Kf1 Qf2+ 69. Kxf2 {stalemate}) 66… Nxd8 $11) 66. Qg3 Nf7 67. Qg8 Nh8 (67… Nh8 68. Bh5 $5 {Iolo} Ng6 (68… Kxh5 $2 69. Qh7+ Qh6 70. Qxf5+ Qg5 71. Qxg5#) 69. Bxg6 Qxg6 (69… Qh4+ 70. Kxh4 {stalemate }) 70. Qh8+ Qh7 71. Qf6+ Qg6 {still drawn}) 1/2-1/2 [Event “Dyfed League: Cardigan-AberystwythB”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.02.13”] [Round “?”] [White “Francis, Matthew”] [Black “Haigh, A.”] [Result “0-1”] [ECO “A89”] [WhiteElo “1704”] [BlackElo “1903”] [Annotator “Rudy”] [PlyCount “64”] [EventDate “2017.02.15”] 1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 {The Leningrad Dutch, a new addition to Tony’s repertoire} 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 d6 7. Nc3 Nc6 {inviting a very sharp line} (7… Qe8) (7… c6 {main variations}) 8. d5 Ne5 (8… Na5 {is another way of playing this line}) 9. Nxe5 dxe5 10. e4 (10. Qb3 Kh8 11. Be3 Ng4 12. Bc5 e4 13. h3 Ne5 {Botto-Van Kemenade, Leeds University-Huddersfield, 1992,1-0}) 10… f4 {an aggressive pawn sac offer} 11. gxf4 {main, Wh is not forced to take here though} (11. b4 {is a major alternative}) 11… exf4 (11… Nh5 { is yet another subvariation}) 12. e5 (12. Bxf4 Nxe4 {regains the pawn & has been considered good for Bl; though several GMs have successfully played this line for Wh in recent years} 13. Qc1 e5 14. Be3 Nd6 15. Bg5 Qe8 16. Nb5 Qf7 17. Nxd6 cxd6 18. c5 $11 {Simutowe-Nakamura, Cherry Hill op 2007, 1-0 one example}) 12… Ng4 13. e6 Ne5 14. f3 $146 {too passive an approach to the threat of f3 & makes the B bad} (14. Re1 $1 {is the correct theoretical response} Nxc4 ( 14… a6 15. Re4 f3 16. Bf1 {Haigh-E White, SW Autumn 2016,1/2-1/2}) 15. Re4 Nd6 16. Rxf4 c6 $11 (16… b6 $11)) 14… Nxc4 $17 15. Qd3 Nd6 16. Ne2 c6 ( 16… Be5 {Komodo10}) 17. Bxf4 (17. Nxf4 Be5 18. Ne2 Nf5 $17) 17… cxd5 (17… Nf5 18. Rad1 cxd5 $19 19. Qxd5 Qxd5 20. Rxd5 Bxe6 21. Rd2 Bxa2 {Komodo10}) 18. Qxd5 Qb6+ 19. Kh1 Nf5 (19… Rf5 20. Qd2 Bxe6 $19) 20. Rfe1 (20. Qe4 Bxe6 21. Ng3 Nxg3+ 22. Bxg3 Bf5 23. Qxe7 Rae8 24. Qh4 Qxb2 $17 {Komodo10}) 20… Bxe6 $19 21. Qe4 Bf7 (21… Rad8) 22. Be5 Bxe5 23. Qxe5 Qf6 (23… Rad8 $19) 24. Qb5 Ne3 $19 25. Qd3 Nxg2 26. Kxg2 Rad8 27. Qe3 Qxb2 (27… Bd5 28. Ng1 Qxb2+) 28. Reb1 Qd2 29. Qxd2 Rxd2 30. Kf2 Bc4 31. Re1 Bxa2 32. Ke3 Rfd8 0-1 [Event “Dyfed League:Cardigan-AberystwythB”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.02.13”] [Round “?”] [White “Leah, H.”] [Black “McEwan, Conor”] [Result “1-0”] [ECO “C78”] [WhiteElo “1518”] [BlackElo “1339”] [Annotator “Rudy”] [PlyCount “73”] [EventDate “2017.02.15”] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. c3 Bd7 5. d4 exd4 {giving up the centre cedes Wh a little more freedom of movement than Bl ( as Komodo10 shows to devastating effect in its comments)} (5… Nf6) 6. cxd4 a6 7. Ba4 Nf6 8. O-O Be7 (8… Nxe4 {is tricky but playable} 9. Re1 d5 10. Nbd2 Bb4 11. a3 Bxd2 12. Nxd2 O-O 13. Nxe4 dxe4 14. Rxe4 b5 15. Bb3 Bf5 16. Rf4 Qd7 $11 {Sawicki-Lucki, ICCF corr 2012,1-0}) 9. Re1 O-O 10. Nc3 b5 11. Bb3 (11. Bc2 {alternative}) 11… Bg4 12. Be3 Re8 (12… Na5 13. Bc2 Nc4 14. b3 (14. Bc1) 14… Nxe3 15. fxe3 b4 16. Ne2 c5 $11 {Skorna-Hentzschel, GER ch tm Seniors, Finstebergen 2009,1-0}) 13. h3 Bh5 14. a3 (14. Rc1 Rb8 15. Bc2 Nb4 16. a3 Nxc2 17. Rxc2 d5 18. e5 Ne4 $11 {Van der Auweraert-Bakker, NED ch U13 Rijswijk 2006,1-0}) (14. g4 $1 Bg6 15. e5 Nd7 16. e6 fxe6 17. Bxe6+ Kh8 18. Bd5 Nb4 (18… Ndb8 19. Ne2 Rf8 20. Nf4 Bf7 21. Bxf7 Rxf7 22. Ne6 Qc8 23. d5 $18) 19. Bxa8 Qxa8 20. Bg5 Nc2 21. Rxe7 Rxe7 22. Bxe7 Nxa1 23. Ne1 $16 {Komodo10}) 14… Rb8 (14… Na5 15. Ba2 Nc4 16. Bxc4 bxc4 17. g4 Bg6 18. Nd2 Bf8 19. Bg5 h6 20. Bh4 Bh7 21. f4 $16 {Komodo10}) 15. Qc2 $5 (15. g4 Bg6 16. e5 dxe5 17. dxe5 Qxd1 18. Raxd1 Ne4 19. Nd5 $16 {Komodo10}) 15… h6 (15… Bxf3 16. gxf3 Na5 17. Ba2 Nc4 18. Kh2 g6 $11 {anticipating an attack on the g file}) 16. Nh4 (16. e5 $1 $18 {Komodo10; using the mobility of the centre} dxe5 17. dxe5 Bxf3 (17… Nd7 18. Qf5 $1 Bxf3 (18… Bg6 $2 19. Qxg6 $18) 19. Bxf7+ Kh8 20. Bxe8 Qxe8 21. Qxf3 Ndxe5 22. Qe4 $18) 18. exf6 Bxf6 19. gxf3 $18 {Komodo10}) 16… Na5 17. Ba2 c5 (17… Nxe4 { Rudy, looked like winning a pawn, however} 18. Qxe4 Bxh4 19. Qf5 $1 {Komodo10} Rxe3 (19… Bg5 20. g4 $18) 20. Rxe3 Qf6 21. Qxf6 Bxf6 22. Rae1 $16 {& Wh is a comfortable exchange up}) 18. g4 (18. dxc5 dxc5 19. e5 Nd7 20. Qf5 c4 21. Qxh5 Bxh4 22. g3 Be7 23. Rad1 Bf8 24. Bb1 $16 {the Bl pieces are pinned down & Wh has excellent K side attacking chances} Rxe5 25. Qg4 Rb7 26. Be4) 18… g5 $6 { totally weakens Bl’s K side, but there are no easy alternatives} (18… Bg6 19. Nxg6 $18) (18… cxd4 19. Bxd4 Nc6 20. Nf5 (20. Be3 Qd7 21. Nf5 (21. gxh5 Qxh3 22. Nf5 Ne5 23. Nd4 Nfg4 $11 {and Bl has attacking prospects-Komodo10}) 21… Bg6 22. Rad1 Bxf5 23. exf5 Ne5 $11)) 19. Nf5 {wins two pawns} (19. gxh5 $1 { even stronger, Komodo10} gxh4 20. e5 Nc4 (20… Nh7 21. Bxf7+) (20… Nd7 21. Qg6+ Kh8 22. Qxh6+ Kg8 23. Bxf7+ Kxf7 24. Qg6+ Kf8 25. Bh6#) 21. exf6 Bxf6 22. Bxh6 Bxd4 23. Kh2 $18 {the Bl K is unsafe in the wideopen spaces}) 19… Bg6 20. Nxh6+ (20. e5 $1 {Komodo10 even stronger} dxe5 21. dxe5 Nd7 22. Nxe7+ Kh7 ( 22… Qxe7 23. Qxg6+) 23. Nxg6 fxg6 24. Rad1 Qc8 25. Ne4 Rb6 26. Qd2 $18 { and the Bl pieces huddled on the Q side have no way of protecting both themselves & their K.}) 20… Kg7 21. Bxg5 (21. h4 Kxh6 22. hxg5+ Kg7 23. gxf6+ Bxf6 24. dxc5 $16 {Komodo10}) (21. Nf5+ Bxf5 22. exf5 $16 {Komodo10}) ({ However best is} 21. Nxf7 $1 Bxf7 22. Bxf7 Kxf7 23. e5 $18 {that move again- if the N moves the Q enters on h7 with devastation}) (21. Bxf7 $1 {transposes}) 21… c4 {blocking the B, yet seems Bl can almost survive with} (21… cxd4 $1 22. Bxf7 (22. Nf5+ Bxf5 23. exf5 dxc3 24. Qxc3 Rc8 $11) 22… Bxf7 23. Ne2 Nb3 24. Rad1 Rc8 25. Nf5+ Kg8 (25… Kh8 26. Qd3 Rg8 27. f4 $16) 26. Qd3 Nc5 27. Qf3 Ncxe4 28. Bh4 d3 29. Nh6+ Kg7 30. Nxf7 Kxf7 31. Rxd3 d5 32. Nf4 $16 { an enormously complex position; courtesy of Komodo10}) 22. Nf5+ $18 Bxf5 23. exf5 Nc6 24. Qd2 Rh8 25. h4 (25. Rxe7 Nxe7 26. Re1 Neg8 27. Nd5 Kf8 28. Nxf6 Nxf6 29. Bh6+ Rxh6 30. Qxh6+ $18 {is another way forward for Wh- Komodo10}) 25… d5 (25… Nxg4 26. Rxe7 Nxe7 27. f3 f6 28. fxg4 $18 {Komodo10}) 26. Qe2 ( 26. Rxe7 $1 {Komodo10 still the quickest} Qxe7 (26… Nxe7 27. Bxf6+ Kf8 (27… Kxf6 28. Qg5#) 28. Bxh8 $18) 27. Nxd5 Qe4 28. Bxf6+ Kf8 29. Qf4 $1 Qxf4 30. Nxf4 Rh6 31. Nh5 $18 {the Bl pieces are stuck in uncordinated places}) 26… Nxd4 (26… Ng8 27. Qe3 Bxg5 (27… Rxh4 $5 28. Bxh4 Bxh4 29. Kg2 $18) 28. hxg5 Qd6 29. f4 $18 {again Wh will slowly take over the board, bringing his QR & the KB into position}) 27. Qxe7 Nf3+ 28. Kg2 Nxe1+ 29. Rxe1 (29. Qxe1 Qd6 30. Bxf6+ Qxf6 31. Nxd5 {also good}) 29… Qxe7 30. Rxe7 Nxg4 (30… d4 31. Ne4 Nxe4 32. Rxe4 d3 33. f3 Rbe8 34. h5 {and although the B on a2 is of little use other than prodcing a sac on d3 ( maybe though after Bd2, b3 becomes a possibility) the pawn mass on the K side will decide against a R that has no open lines to get any activity at all.}) 31. Nxd5 Rbd8 32. Nc7 (32. f6+ Kg8 33. Bb1 {and Bl is close to running out of moves}) 32… Rd2 33. Bb1 (33. Bxd2 { but it no longer matters}) 33… Rxb2 34. f6+ Nxf6 35. Ne6+ Kg8 36. Bxf6 fxe6 ( 36… Rxb1 37. Ng5 (37. Re8+ Kh7 38. Ng5+ Kg6 39. Bxh8) 37… Kf8 38. Rxf7+ Ke8 39. Re7+ Kd8 40. Nf7+ Kc8 41. Bxh8 Rd1 42. Be5 Rd5 43. h5 {and the h pawn will deliver mate when it queens.}) 37. Bg6 1-0

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