1.e4 This game demonstrates yet one more time the dangers of a King caught in the middle.
1...c5 2.d4 Varying from my usual 2. Nc3.
2...cxd4 3.c3 d3 4.Bxd3 Nc6 5.Nf3 e6 6.0-0 d5 7.Qc2 e5? Almost anything else.. I've got a huge lead in development and now the center opens.
8.exd5 Qxd5 9.Re1 Bg4? Costs black the e-pawn.
10.Be4 Qd6 11.Bxc6+ bxc6 12.Nxe5 Be6 13.Bf4 Threatens, among other things, 14. Ng6, winning the h8 rook.
13...Qc5 14.Na3!? Played to keep from blocking the d-file but Nd2 would have been better.
14...Ne7 15.Rad1 Nd5 16.Qa4 Be7 17.Nxc6 Nxf4 If ...17 Bd7, then 18 Rxd5! wins for white.
18.Nxe7+ Kxe7 19.Qxf4 g5 20.Qf3 Rhc8 21.Nc2 Rab8 22.Nb4 Rb5 23.Nd5+ Taking advantage of the pinned B.
23...Ke8 24.Qf6 Qd6 25.Qh8+ Qf8 26.Qe5 Unnecessary. The immediate Nf6 mates in two.
26...Rbc5 27.Nf6+ Ke7 28.Rd7# 1-0