Games
[Event "Torbay League Division 1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2014.04.03"] [Round "?"] [White "Brusey, Alan"] [Black "Mackle, Dominic"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C02"] [Annotator "Bill Frost"] [PlyCount "59"] [EventDate "2014.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] {C02: French: Advance Variation} 1. e4 e6 {Is Alan sat on the wrong side of the board? Dominic has played the French Defence on occassions but is it wise to play it against someone who has played it as much as Alan?} 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. Bd3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Bd7 8. O-O Nxd4 9. Nbd2 Bc5 10. Nxd4 Bxd4 11. Nf3 Bc5 12. b4 {This opening is rich in history and inevitably has undergone many changes of fashion that the computer searches out in the next few moves.} (12. Bd2 a5 13. Rc1 Ne7 14. Ng5 Bb5 15. Bxb5+ Qxb5 16. Qh5 Ng6 17. Nxh7 O-O-O 18. a4 Qb6 19. Rxc5+ Qxc5 20. Rc1 Qxc1+ 21. Bxc1 Rd7 22. Bd2 Rc7 23. g3 b6 24. Qe2 Rxh7 25. Qa6+ Rb7 26. Qa8+ Kc7 {Ivanova,S (1956)-Vasileva,V (1748) Vratsa 2012 1-0 (33)}) 12... Qxb4 13. Rb1 (13. Ng5 Qa4 14. Qh5 Nh6 15. Nxh7 Rxh7 16. Bxh7 Qg4 17. Qh3 Qxh3 18. gxh3 Bc6 19. Rb1 Kd7 20. Rb3 Rh8 21. Bd3 Nf5 22. Bxf5 exf5 23. Kg2 Ke6 24. Rg3 d4+ 25. Kg1 g6 26. Ba3 Bb6 27. Bd6 Rh4 {Smerdon,D (2421)-Zhao,Z (2461) Queenstown 2006 0-1 (34)}) 13... Qa4 14. Rxb7 $146 {This move is new to my database.} (14. Qe2 b6 15. Ng5 (15. Bg5 h6 16. Bd2 Ne7 17. Rfc1 Rc8 18. Ba6 Rc7 19. Be3 O-O 20. Bd3 Rfc8 21. Bc2 Qa3 22. Rb3 Bxe3 23. Bh7+ Kxh7 24. Rxc7 Rxc7 25. Rxa3 Rc1+ 26. Ne1 Bc5 27. Rb3 Nf5 28. Qd2 Nd4 29. Rb1 Rxb1 {Majer,C (2041)-Ly,M (2295) Port Erin 2007 0-1 (60)}) 15... Be7 16. Qh5 g6 17. Qf3 Bxg5 18. Bxg5 h6 19. Bd2 Rh7 20. Rfc1 Qh4 21. Rc7 f5 22. exf6 Qxf6 23. Qg3 Ne7 24. Rxd7 Kxd7 25. Bb5+ Nc6 26. Rc1 Rc8 27. Bf4 g5 28. Be5 Qe7 {Andreassen,P (2100)-Johansen,P (2119) Norway 2009 0-1 (66)}) (14. Qxa4 Bxa4 15. Rxb7 Ne7 16. Bd2 Nc6 17. Ng5 Nxe5 18. Bxh7 Be7 19. Bb1 Bc6 20. Rb3 Nc4 21. Bc1 Bf6 22. Re1 Bxg5 23. Bxg5 Kd7 24. Bd3 f6 25. Bc1 Rab8 26. Bxc4 dxc4 27. Rg3 Rhg8 28. Be3 a6 {Majer,C (2081)-Thomas,N (2315) Hinckley Island 2009 0-1 (50)}) 14... Qxd1 {It is time to sit back and take a look at what has happened. Black has overcome his opening problems in that he has developed his queen bishop but he is lagging behind with his kingside pieces, whereas White has castled and found open lines for his rooks with his rook on b7 being a particular nuisance to Black.} 15. Rxd1 Bb6 ({This creates the threat of winning the intrusive rook with ...Bc8, but would Black have been better served by getting his knight into the game with} 15... Ne7) 16. Be3 Ne7 ({Now if} 16... Bc6 {White gets his bishops moving with} 17. Bxb6 {and if} Bxb7 ( 17... axb6 18. Rxb6 Ne7) 18. Bb5+ Ke7 19. Bc5+ {and the White pieces are very active.}) 17. Bxb6 axb6 18. Nd4 Nc8 $4 ({Black obstructs his contention of the c-file, and now White can simply place two rooks on the seventh rank with a won game. It would have been better to play} 18... Ng6 {which could have been followed with} 19. Re1 Ba4 {with equal chances.}) 19. Rc1 Ba4 ({If Black had acknowledged his error and played} 19... Ne7 {there could follow} 20. Rcc7 Nc6 21. Nxc6 (21. Rxd7 Nxd4 22. Re7+ Kd8 23. Rxf7 g5 $18) (21. Rxc6 $6 Bxc6 22. Nxc6 O-O $14) 21... Bxc6 22. Rxc6 $18 {and White has won a bishop at the price of a pawn.}) 20. Rc3 ({Why not} 20. Rcc7 $5 O-O 21. f4 g6 {with a simple win for White.}) 20... O-O 21. Nxe6 ({This will still win, but the simple} 21. Rcc7 {is just as effective. The text move gives some freedom to the f8-rook.}) 21... fxe6 22. Rcc7 Rf4 23. Rxg7+ Kf8 $4 (23... Kh8 {would be better.}) 24. g3 (24. Bxh7 {would present Black with more problems as mate is threatened.}) 24... Bc6 25. Rbc7 ({Not} 25. gxf4 $6 Bxb7 26. Rxb7 Ne7) 25... Ra7 26. gxf4 ({ If} 26. Rxa7 $6 Nxa7 27. Rxa7 Rd4 {and the Black rook becomes active.}) 26... Rxc7 27. Rxc7 Ne7 28. Bxh7 d4 29. Bd3 Bd5 30. Ra7 {Black ran out of time but he is completely lost.} 1-0