(2) bonzon (1813) - jcb (1828)


book 0s

2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be3 0-0 6.Qd2 Bg4 7.Bh6 Bxf3
Setting the strategic contours of the game.

8.gxf3 Nc6 9.Bxg7 Kxg7 10.h4 Nh5
I plan to park the Knight at f4, play ...h5 to block the advance of the white h pawn, and then turn my attention to a queenside attack.

11.Be2 e5 12.d5 Nd4 13.Nb5
I didn't understand this move.

13...Nxe2 14.Qxe2 Nf4 15.Qf1
Otherwise ...15 Ng2+ prevents white from castling.

15...c6 16.Nc3 cxd5 17.exd5 Qb6 18.0-0-0 h5 19.Ne2 Qb4 20.Rd2 Rac8 21.Nxf4 Qxf4 22.Qd3 Rc5 23.Kb1 Rfc8 24.Re2 f5?!
Covers e4 but weakens the king. 24 .... Qc4 is better.

25.Rg1 Rc4
If Qxh4, then Qxf5.

Threatening the position-busting Qxd6.

Either rook to c5 would have been better.

After 27 ...fxe4; 28 Qxb4, white's two threats, Qxd6 and Qxb7, lead to advantage for him. And ... 27 Rxe4; Qxd6 white is simply better.

Though it's hanging, the rook at b4 is safe. Black's threat is 28 ...Qxc2+; 29 Ka1 Qc1+; 30 Rxc1 Rxc1 #.

Nothing else works either.

The rooks are both safe: the mate in three threat still exists, and the b-pawn is pinned.

29.b3 fxe4
Collecting the rook.Mine at b4 is still safe. If 30 Qxb4, then .30...Rc1 check; 31 Rxc1 Qxb4.

30.fxe4 Qd3+ 31.Ka1 Qd4 32.Qb2 Rd3 33.Qxd4 Rbxd4
And white resigned. 0-1