4TH COAST V COUNTRY

12/03/2008

Following is a selection of games played in the 4th Coast v Country match

(1) Cox,M (186) - Homer,S (188) [B22]
Coast v Country, 12.06.2007
[Jones,Bob]



1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.d4 cxd4 6.cxd4 d6 7.Bc4 Nb6 8.Bb5 d5 9.Nc3 Bg4 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Qxf3 e6 12.0-0 Qh4 13.Be3 Bb4 14.Ne2 Nd7 15.Rfc1 Rc8 16.a3 Ba5 17.Rc2 a6 18.Bxc6 Rxc6 19.Rxc6 bxc6 20.b4 Bb6 21.Rc1 Nb8 22.Nf4 Qe7 23.Nh5 Kf8 24.Qg4 Rg8 25.Nf6! Rh8

If 25...gxf6 26.Bh6+ Ke8 ( 26...Rg7 27.Qxg7+ Ke8 28.Qg8+ Kd7 29.Qxb8 ) 27.Qxg8+ Kd7 28.Qxb8

26.Bh6

White sacrifices a piece to keep the attack going.

26...gxh6 27.Qh5 Qd8

Necessary to give the King a flight square.

28.Qxh6+ Ke7 29.Qh4 Kf8 30.Rc3 h6 31.Rg3 Nd7 32.Qg4 Nxf6 33.Qg7+ Ke7 34.Qxf6+ Kd7 35.Qxf7+ Qe7 36.Rg7 Qxf7 37.Rxf7+ Kd8 38.Rb7 Bc7 39.Ra7 Kc8 40.Ra8+ Bb8 41.Rxa6 Kb7 42.b5 Rc8 43.Rxc6 Rxc6 44.bxc6+ Kxc6 45.f4 Ba7 46.Kf2 Bxd4+ 47.Ke2 Bc5??

Better was 47...Kb5

48.a4 Bb6 49.g4 Kc5 50.Kd2 d4 51.h4 Kc6 52.h5 Kd7 53.g5 Ke7 54.g6?

Better might have been 54.gxh6 giving White 3 passed pawns, but White had only a few seconds left, so accepted the offered draw.

54...Kf8 1/2-1/2