(1) Stoyko,Steve (2237) - Thomson,Simon (2015) [E73]
Garden State Chess League Summit, NJ (5.1), 29.06.2009
[Moldovan, HIARCS 11 & Stoyko]

E73 King's Indian Defense Insanity Variation (6.g4)

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0
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6.g4!? c5 7.d5 e6 8.g5 Ne8 9.Bg4!?N a6 10.h4 Nc7 11.Kf1 b5 12.h5 Qe7 13.hxg6 fxg6 14.Nh3? Bxc3 15.bxc3! e5? 16.Bxc8 Rxc8 17.Qg4 Rf8 18.f3 Nd7 19.cxb5 axb5
At this point, Stoyko emerged from the too-warm building for some fresh air & Jonathan Sherer asked him "How's it going in there." Steve explained that : - 6.g4 was in SOS 9... - 9. Bg4 was an (attempted) improvement over the given h4... - 14.Nh3 & 14...e5 were mistakes... & said "I going to sack all my stuff on the Q-side & try to mate him."

20.Nf2 Ra4 21.Qh3 Rfa8 22.a3 b4 23.cxb4 cxb4 24.Kg2 bxa3 25.Ng4 a2 26.Nf6+?
[26.Be3 ]

26...Nxf6 27.gxf6 Qf7 28.Bg5 Rc4?
[28...Nb5-/+ /\29.Qe6 h5 ]

29.Kg3
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29...Nb5?
[This is a move late & turns the game in White's favor. 29...h5! 30.Rh2 Rca4 (30...Rxe4? 31.Rhxa2 ) 31.Rb2 Kh7=/+ was right.]

30.Rh2 Rca4
[>=30...Nc3 31.Qe6 Rc7 32.Qxd6 Re8+/- ]

31.Qe6 h5[]
[31...R4a7 32.Rb2 ]

32.Rc2?
[32.Rb2 Nd4 33.Qxf7+ Kxf7 34.Rb7++- was correct.]

32...Ra3
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33.Rf2!?
[White wants more than 33.Rc8+ Rxc8 34.Qxc8+ Qf8 35.Qe6+= ]

33...Nd4 34.Qxd6 Nb3?
[34...R3a6= ]

35.Raxa2 Rxa2 36.Rxa2 Rxa2 37.Qb8+ Kh7 38.Qxb3 Qa7 39.Be3 Qa6??
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[39...Ra3[] 40.Qb6 Qxb6 41.Bxb6= was required but Black's flag was hanging & he would soon have lost via time-forfeit.]

40.d6! 1-0