Blowers, G. - Watts, K.
Yarmouth V NNCC (Norwich), 11/01/2007

[Fritz 8 (10s)] [A03]


A03: Bird's Opening with 1...d5
1.f4 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.d3 last book move
5...Qa5+ 6.c3 Covers b4+d4
6...e6
[6...Qb6 7.Ne5=]
7.Qc2
[7.Nbd2 Qa6=]
7...Bd6
[7...Nd4 8.Nxd4 cxd4 9.O-O=]
8.e4 dxe4 9.dxe4 e5
[9...Be7+ / =]
10.f5 White gains space.
[10.Na3!?+ / = has some apparent merit]
10...b5 11.O-O c4 Black gets more space
[11...Bb7 12.Bg5= / +]
12.h3 Secures g4
[12.Bg5 Bb7=]
12...Bc5+
[12...O-O 13.Be3=]
13.Kh2 O-O 14.g4
[14.Bg5 Bb7=]
14...Bb7
[14...Rd8 15.g5 Ne8 16.Qe2=]
15.Bg5
[15.g5 Ne8=]
15...Rad8
[15...Rfd8 16.Nbd2= / +]
16.Nbd2 Qc7 17.Rfd1 Rd7
[17...a6 18.Bh4= / +]
18.Nf1
[18.a4!? a6 19.axb5 axb5 20.Bh4= / +]
18...Rxd1 19.Rxd1 Nxe4 20.Qxe4 Nd4 Discovered attack
21.Qxb7
[21.Qxd4 exd4+]
21...Qxb7 22.Nxe5?? another bit of territory lost
[Better is22.cxd4 exd4 23.Nxd4- / +]
22...Qc7- + 23.Bf4
[23.Re1 doesn't improve anything
23...f6 24.cxd4 Bxd4
(24...fxg5?! is impossible
25.dxc5 Qxc5 26.Ng3=)
25.Bd5+ Kh8- +]
23...Ne2 24.Ng6
[24.Rd7 praying for a miracle
24...Qb6 25.Rb7- +]
24...Nxf4 25.Nxf8 Nd3+
[25...Nd3+ 26.Ng3 Bf2 27.Kh1 Qxg3 28.Ng6 Be3 29.Rf1 Ne1 30.Nh4 Nxg2 31.Rf3 Qe1+ 32.Kh2 Qg1+ 33.Kg3 Ne1+ 34.Ng2 Qxg2+ 35.Kh4 Nxf3+ 36.Kh5 Qxh3#]


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