### (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**