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Flowers (1578) vs. Beydler (1758) Jan. 3, 2005

1.d4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 d5
?? Dumb. I play the Dutch frequently, and I know perfectly well this is a bad move in the Staunton gambit variation. But I played it anyway. Dumb.

5.Bxf6 exf6 6.Qh5+ g6 7.Qxd5 c6
There are no good moves.

8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nxe4 Bb4+
Hoping for c3, after which I planned to play Re8 and if cxb4 then Rxe4 will leave white with doubled b-pawns and an isolated d-pawn -- perhaps enough to compensate me for the pawn minus.

10.Nd2 Re8+ 11.Be2 Bf5 12.0-0-0 Nd7 13.c3 Bf8 14.Bc4
Apparently trying to get the B out of the e8 Rook's sight so that he can complete his development. But it soon hands over the initiative to black.

14...Nb6 15.Bb3 Bh6 16.Bc2 Bg4 17.f3
If N(1) to f3 then Bxf3, gxf3; Re2 and black's in good shape.

17...Be6 18.b3 Nd5
Attacking c3.

19.Ne2 Ne3 20.Rdg1 Kc7
Without any single glaring error on white's part, black has gained a slight edge and is about to get the pawn back, along with a vastly superior position.

21.Kb2 Nxc2 22.Kxc2 Bxb3+

23.Kxb3 Bxd2
I liked this better than Rxe2 because it controls e1 and if i can get in Re3 wll create all kinds of danger for the white K.

24.Ng3 f5 25.Rd1 Bh6 26.Rhe1 Kd6 27.Nf1 b5 28.g3
To support f4, cutting the bishop off the diaganol.

28...a5 29.f4 a4+ 30.Kc2 Bg7 31.Ne3 Re4 32.Kd3 Rae8 33.Nc2 c5 34.Re3 Kd5 35.Rde1 cxd4 36.cxd4 Bxd4 37.Nxd4
? Nb4+ offered better chances.

37...Rxd4+ 38.Kc3 Ree4 39.Rxe4 fxe4 40.Re3 b4+ 41.Kc2 Kc4 42.g4 Kd5 43.Rh3 Rc4+ 44.Kb2 Rc7 45.f5 gxf5 46.gxf5 Kd4 47.f6 e3 48.Rg3 e2 49.Rg7 a3+ 50.Kb3 Rc3+ 51.Ka4
Kxb4 is better. Then if the careless e1=Q, R d7 check and white wins

51...e1Q 52.Rd7+ Kc5 53.f7 Rf3 54.h4 Qe6 55.Rc7+ Kb6 56.Rc2 Rxf7 57.h5 Ra7+ 0-1