NM Scott Massey-NM Mark Kernighan
Round 11, March 31, 2005
Chess Club Championship
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6?! 4.d4!?
An alternative, 4.Bxc6+ bxc6 5.d3,
appears to give White a good version of the Grand Prix
Attack, where he has play against the doubled c-pawns.
5.Qxd4 a6! 6.Bxc6+ bxc6 7.Nf3 Bb7?!
(8.e5 Ng4) 8...Bg4 is a speedier and more active way
to develop for Black.
Position after 7....Bb7
This seems to
play directly into White's plans. It seems best to
immediately challenge the Bishop with 8...h6 9.Be3
c5 10.Qc4 Nf6 11.0–0 Qb6 =
Nd7?! 10.e5 d5
This allows the rather standard response
that follows, but Black is already in a bad way and
very far behind in development. White gets a strong
attack against the more active 10...c5 11.Qa4 Bxf3
12.gxf3 h6 13.exd6! hxg5 14.Nd5 Rh4 15.c4 Ra7 16.dxe7
Bxe7 17.Rhe1 Kf8 18.Rxe7 Rxh2 19.Rde1.
Position after 10....d5
fxe6 12.Rhe1 c5
White has gotten a wonderful
position with his pawn sacrifice. Now he should try to
exploit Black's weakness on the h5-e8 diagonal.
Position after 12....c5
White can create a winning
attack immediately with 13.Qg4! d4 14.Rxe6!! dxc3 15.Qh5+
Better to block the
White Queen's access to the kingside with 13...d4!
14.Ne5 Bxg2 and he might just hold on.
g6 15.Rxe6! Kf7 16.Rde1 Nf6
White has a strong attack. How best is he to
Position after 16...Nf6
18.Qh3+! Kd6 19.Nf7++- wins the Queen.
18.Bxf6 exf6 19.Nxg6 Rh7 20.Nxf8
Qxf8 21.Rxf6 Qg7 22.Ree6
White should probably keep
the Queens on with 22.Rf5! to exploit Black's King
position. But with two extra pawns, he should win the
endgame without difficulty.
22...Qg5+ 23.Qxg5+ hxg5
24.Rg6+ Kf7 25.Ref6+ Ke7
Position after 25....Ke7
26.Rb6 Ra7 27.Rxg5 d4 28.Ne2
Kd8 29.h3 Kc7 30.Rf6 Kd8 31.f3 Rc7 32.Rg8+ Ke7 33.Rg7+
Kxf6 34.Rxc7 Ke5 35.Rxc5+ Kd6 36.Rg5 Bd5 37.Nxd4
Ra8 38.b3 Bb7 39.c4 Re8 40.Kd2 Rf8 41.c5+ Kd7 42.c6+
Bxc6 43.Rg7+ Kd6 44.Rg6+
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