(3) Tomkovich,Greg (1611) - Macaspac,Arthur (2134) [D35]
21st Kenilworth CC Championship Kenilworth, NJ (1), 12.01.2012
[Tomkovich, Greg]

D35 Queen's Gambit Exchange Variation

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 0-0 6.Nf3 c6 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Bd3 Nbd7 9.0-0 h6 10.Bf4
[10.Bh4 is more usual, but I decided to be different.]

10...Re8
[>=10...Nh5 11.Be5 Nxe5 12.dxe5 g6 13.Qc2 Ng7= ]

11.h3 Nf8 12.a3
[>=12.Qc2 ]

12...Ng6N 13.Bh2 Bd6 14.Bxd6 Qxd6 15.Qc2 Nf8 16.b4 Be6 17.Na4 N8d7 18.Nc5 Rab8 19.Rfc1 Rec8 20.Rab1 Ne8 21.Nh4 Nc7 22.Nf5 Bxf5 23.Bxf5 Ne6 24.Qa4 a6 25.Qb3 Nb6 26.a4 Nc4 27.Rc2 Qe7 28.a5 Nd6 29.Bg4
I wanted to maintain the pin on the Knight, but I later regretted this move. [The computer suggests 29.Bxe6 but I don't like that either.; Perhaps 29.Bd3 is best.]

29...f5 30.Be2 Nxc5 31.bxc5 Nb5 32.Bd3
Up to this point I thought I had the better game. Perhaps I should have offered a draw.

32...Rf8 33.Rcb2 Kh8= 34.Qd1?
[I saw that 34.Qc2? ran into 34...Na3 but missed another fork.]

34...Nc3 35.Qh5 Nxb1 36.Rxb1 Qg5 37.Qe2 g6 38.Rb6 Qe7 39.Qb2 Qc7 40.f3 Kh7 41.e4 fxe4 42.fxe4 dxe4 43.Bxe4 Rf7 44.Qc2 Rg8 45.d5 Qf4?=/+ 46.Bf3??
[I should have continued with my original plan of 46.dxc6 bxc6 47.Rxc6 Rf6 48.Rxf6 Qxf6 49.c6 , when White isn't too bad, but I started thinking (HUGE MISTAKE!!!) about checks, such as 46...Qe3 and 46...Qf1.]

46...cxd5-+ 47.Bxd5? Qd4+
White resigns 0-1