Mark Kernighan (2212) - James West (2235) [A89]
Hamilton Chess Club Quads/Hamilton, NJ USA 2005
Classical Dutch Defense
The battle is over the e4 square, as in a Colle system. White's next move (and the plan it entails) is a logical and original way of trying to undermine Black's control of that square while creating play on the kingside.
This certainly makes more sense than putting the King in line with White's Rook at g1, but the black monarch turns out not to be safe on this side of the board either.
A wasted tempo that hands White a strong attack using Black's weak light squares around his king. But White gets similar play after 13... Ndf6?! 14. d5! Nxd5 15. Nxe4! fxe4 (15... Qxe4 16. Rd4 Qe6 17. Qc4 ) 16. Nd4! Nb4 17. Bxb7+ Kxb7 18. Qb5 (18. a3 Nc6 19. Nxc6 Kxc6 20. Qa6 Ra8 21. Rd4) 18... c5 (18... Rdf8!? ) 19. Nf5! Qf6 20. Rxg7+ Kb8 21. Qa4 a5 22. a3
Necessary was 13... d5! and things are still up in the air.
White now wins a pawn by force with continuing initiative. But Black's game is difficult in any event.
Position after 22...Qg2.
Black's King is forced to go for a walk.
Fritz says 26. Rxa7 mates faster.
Game in PGN