### (1) Renna,Joe (1307) - Agress,Gordon (1165) [D30]

Kenilworth Quads #1 Kenilworth, NJ (3), 26.03.2009

* [Rybka 2.3 & Moldovan (moves 1-6, 39-42)]*

**
**D30 Queen's Gambit

1.d4
d5
2.c4
e6
3.Nf3
c5
[This is playable but, not being a Tarrasch fan, I'd sooner suggest (besides normal moves) 3...Nd7
; or 3...a6!?
]

4.e3
[>=4.cxd5
exd5
5.Nc3
Nc6
6.g3
Nf6
7.Bg2
]

4...Nf6
5.Bd3
Nc6
[5...dxc4
6.Bxc4
a6
/\ ...b5 + ...Bb7 is a good alternative.]

6.Bc2?
[I don't understand this at all. What's wrong with 6.0-0=
; & 6.Nc3=
?]

6...cxd4
[>=6...dxc4
& White has no good reply. If 7.Ne5, Nbd2 or 7.Na3, 7...cxd4 keeps Black a P ahead.]

7.Nxd4
[>=7.0-0
dxc4
8.exd4
]

7...Nxd4
8.Qxd4
[>=8.exd4
dxc4
9.0-0
]

8...Qc7!
Threatening 9...b5, exploiting White's problems at c2 & c1.

9.b3
Bd6?!
[>=9...Bc5
10.Qb2
0-0-/+
]

10.f4?
[10.Nc3=/+
]

10...e5-/+
11.Qd2
[>=11.Qd3
]

11...dxc4
12.0-0
[>=12.Nc3
]

12...cxb3
[>=12...exf4
13.exf4
Be6-+
]

13.Bxb3
exf4
14.exf4
0-0
15.Bb2
Bg4
16.Nc3
Rad8
17.Kh1
Bb4
18.Qc1?
[18.Qc2-/+
keeping the Rs connected.]

18...Qc6?
[18...Rc8-+
]

19.Bd1
[>=19.a3
Bd6
20.Qc2-/+
]

19...Bf5
[>=19...Rd3-+
/\20.Bxg4?
Nxg4
]

20.Bf3
Qc7?
[20...Qb6-/+
]

21.Nd5??
[21.Ne4=/+
]

21...Qxc1??
[21...Nxd5-+
]

22.Nxf6+
gxf6
23.Raxc1
Rd2
24.Bxf6
b6
25.Ra1
[>=25.a4=
]

25...Re8
26.Bh4?!
[>=26.Rfd1=/+
]

26...Be7?!
[26...Bd6-/+
]

27.Rfe1
Kf8
28.Bc6
Rc8??
[Gordon's score said R somewhere but the logical Re8 doesn't fit what follows & Joe's had 28...Bc8.
At any rate, transcription difficulties notwithstanding, instead of playing 28...Bd7=/+
; or 28...Be6
29.Bxe8
Bxh4
30.Rxe6
fxe6=/+
Black blundered.]

29.Bxe7+
Kg7
30.Bf3
Rcc2
31.Rg1?
[>=31.a3
Why overprotect g2? The Bf3 has it under control.]

31...Kg6?
[>=31...Rxa2
picking up a P for his troubles.]

32.Rgd1
Rf2
[>=32...h5
]

33.Rd6+
Be6
[‹33...f6
]

34.f5+?
[Why not 34.Be4+
Kg7
35.Bxc2
adding an Exchange to his booty?]

34...Kxf5
35.g4+??
[35.a3+-
]

35...Kf4
36.Rd4+??
[36.Bb7
Rxh2+
37.Kg1+/-
]

36...Kxf3-+
37.Rd3+
[>=37.Bd6
]

37...Kxg4
38.Rg1+
Kh5?!
[>=38...Kf5
]

39.Rg5+
Kh6
I picked up the game here & was asked by a kibitzer (who shall remain nameless) "Isn't Rh3#?"
Perhaps White thought similarly when playing his 35th move & only now realized that idea is foiled by 40...Bxh3.

40.Rdg3
Rc1+
41.Rg1
Rxg1+
42.Rxg1?
[>=42.Kxg1
( /\42...Rxa2??
43.h4+-
) & White likely wins by time-forfeit. Now Black mates with just seconds to spare.]

42...Bd5+
43.Rg2
Rf1#
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