The White Panther

William J. Freeman - Michael Rohde [A00]

World Open 1983


1. Nc3 c5 2. a3 Nc6 3. d3

3. e4! g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 transposes to my favorite Left Hook Grand Prix, as Bill points out.

 

3... g6 4. g3

4. Nf3 would be the true White Panther.

 

4... Bg7 5. Bg2 e6 6. Bd2 d5

6... Nge7 7. Rb1 a5 8. a4 O-O 9. h4 h5 10. Nf3 d5 11. O-O b6 12. Nb5 Ba6 13. c4 Bxb5 14. axb5 Ne5 15. Nxe5 Bxe5 16. Bg5 f6 17. Bh6 Rf7 18. e4 Kh7 19. Be3 Ra7 20. exd5 exd5 21. f4 Bb8 (21... Nf5!) 22. f5 dxc4 23. fxg6+ Kxg6 24. Bf3 Kh7 25. Be4+! Kg8 26. Qxh5 f5 27. dxc4 Rh7 28. Qg5+ Rg7 29. Bd5+! Qxd5 30. Qxg7+ Kxg7 31. cxd5 Nxd5 32. Bg5 Bxg3 33. Rxf5 Nb4 34. Rd1 Kh7 35. Bd8 Rg7 36. Rh5+ Kg8 37. Rg5 Be5 38. Rxg7+ Kxg7 39. Bxb6 c4 40. Bd4 Kf6 41. Bxe5+ Kxe5 42. b6! a4 43. b7 Nc6 44. h5! Freeman,W-West,J, North Jersey Chess League 5/13/1983 (44).

 

7. Rb1 Nge7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. O-O Rb8 10. Na4 b6?!

10... Qd6 11. c4 (11. b4!? cxb4 12. axb4 b5 13. Nc5 a5!) 11... b5!

 

11. b4 cxb4 12. axb4 Qc7 13. b5 Nd8 14. Bb4 Nb7 15. c4 Nc5?

15... Nd6!

 

16. d4! Nxa4 17. Qxa4 dxc4

 

 

18. Qa3! Nf5

White wins at least the Exchange in any event, e.g.: 18... Re8 19. Bd6!

 

19. e4!

Going for more than 19. Bxf8 Bxf8 20. Qc3 a6 and Black's queenside pawns might create chances. Also strong is 19. g4!?

 

19... Rd8

There is no hope in 19... Nh6 20. Bd6 or 19... Nxd4 20. Nxd4 Bxd4 21. Bxf8

 

20. exf5 gxf5 21. Ne5 Bxe5 22. dxe5 Qxe5 23. Bc3 Qc5 24. Qb2 Bb7 25. Qc1 Qe7 26. Qh6 e5 27. Bxb7 Rxb7










28. Bxe5! 1-0

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Michael Goeller 2008