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writes for  us about one that got away.

Nearly!

P. Vandevoort 2370 (FM) - Alan Parsons
Rnd 1 Ghent Open 1999

 

1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 g6
3. Nc3 d5
4. Nf3 Bg7
5. cxd5 Nxd5
6. e4 Nxc3
7. bxc3 O-O
8. Be2 c5
9. Rb1 Nc6
10. d5 Bxc3+
11. Bd2 Bxd2+
12. Qxd2 Nd4









Position after 12. ... Nd4


I felt that if I tried to hold on to the pawn by Nb8 or Na5 then white has all the fun and a massive kings side attack


13.
Nxd4 cxd4
14. Qxd4 Qa5+
15. Qd2 Qxd2+
16. Kxd2 e6
17. d6 e5
18. Ke3 Rd8
19. Rhd1 Be6
20. Rxb7 Bxa2
21. Ba6 Be6
22. Rc7 Rab8
23. Bb7 a5
24. g3 a4









Position after 24. g3

Here I was more worried about f4 immediately.

25. f4 f6
26. Re7 Bf7
27. fxe5 fxe5
28. Rf1 Be6

I really love this move

29. Rf6









Position after 29. Rf6


Now what?

29 ... a3

Ignore the threat


30. Rfxe6 a2
31. Rxg6+ hxg6









Position after 31. Rxg6+

Although the game continuation should have been ok ... better was Kh8 which guaranted the draw


32. Bd5+ Kh8









Position after 32. ... Kh8

A mistake which ulimately leads to the loss of the game as blacks king has no squares - Kf8 draws as white ahs nothing better than perpetually checking the black king


33. Bxa2 Rxd6? (see note to right)

34. Bd5 Rb2
35. h4 Ra6
36. Rxe5 Ra3+
37. Kf4 Rf2+
38. Kg5









Position after 38. Kg5

Black to play and allow white to mate him

38 ... Rxg3+

Yes that's it good night hard to belive that only a few moves ago it was drawn.


39. Kh6 1-0


 









Position after 28. ... Be6!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game" -

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Better was 33 ... Ra8 but in time trouble I saw d7, Rxa2, Re8+ missing checking on a3 first (what a plonker) before capturing the bishop with check.









Position after 33. Bxa2

 


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