(1) Neat,R.J. - Rudd,J. [A43]
John Parker Memorial RapidPlay, 29.09.2008
[Rudd Jack]

1.d4 c5

Deliberately chosen so as to side-step the London System.

2.e3 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Be2

4.Bd3 Bb7 5.0-0 d6 6.b3 g6 7.Bb2 Bg7 8.c4 Ne7 9.Qe2 0-0 10.dxc5 Bxb2 11.Qxb2 dxc5 12.Rd1 Nd7 13.Be2 Nf5 14.Nc3 Bc6 15.e4 Nh4 16.Ne1 g5 17.Rd6 Rc8 18.Rad1 Qe7 Soppe, G (2460) - Schweber, S (2350) San Martin 1993/ 1-0 (37)

4...Bb7 5.0-0

5.Nc3 Nf6 6.0-0 d5 7.b3 a6 8.Bb2 Qc7 9.Qd2 Nbd7 10.Nd1 Bd6 11.Re1 Rc8 12.Rc1 b5 13.c3 Ne4 14.Qc2 cxd4 15.exd4 Ndf6 16.Ne3 0-0 17.h3 Bf4 18.Bd3 Qe7 19.a3 Rc7 20.Rcd1 Rfc8 21.c4 bxc4 22.bxc4 g6 23.c5 Bc6 24.Qb1 Ng5 25.Nxg5 Bxg5 26.Bc2 Ne4 27.Bxe4 Bxe3 1/2-1/2 Koch,P (1227)-Schwabenland,A (1234)/Wesel Undeloh 2006/EXT 2007


5...Be7 6.c4 (6.b3 Nf6 7.Bb2 d6 8.c4 Nbd7 9.Nc3 0-0 10.Qc2 Rc8 11.Rad1 d5 12.dxc5 Bxc5 13.cxd5 Nxd5 14.Nxd5 Bxd5 15.Qd2 Nf6 16.Ba6 Ra8 17.b4 Ne4 18.Qe1 Bd6 19.a3 Qe7 20.Qe2 1/2-1/2 Kekki,J (2185)-Pera,T/Lahti 1999/EXT 2002) 6...Nf6 7.Nc3 0-0 8.d5 d6 9.e4 e5 10.Ne1 Ne8 11.Bg4 g6 12.f4 exf4 13.Bxf4 Bg5 14.Nd3 Bxf4 15.Rxf4 Bc8 16.Bxc8 Qxc8 17.e5 dxe5 18.Nxe5 Qc7 19.Nd3 Nd6 20.Ne4 Nxe4 21.Rxe4 Nd7 22.Qe2 Nf6 23.Re7 Qd6 24.Re1 Rae8 25.g3 a6 26.Qe5 Rd8 27.Qxd6 Rxd6 28.Ra7 b5 29.b3 Nd7 30.Rc7 bxc4 31.bxc4 Rb8 32.Re7 Rb1+ 33.Kg2 Rd1 34.Nf4 Rd2+ 35.Kf3 g5 36.Rexd7 Rxd7 37.Rxd7 gxf4 38.Rc7 fxg3 39.hxg3 Rd3+ 40.Kg2 Rd2+ 41.Kh3 Rxa2 42.Rxc5 Kf8 43.d6 Ke8 44.Rc7 Rd2 45.c5 h5 46.g4 hxg4+ 47.Kxg4 a5 48.Kf5 a4 49.Ke5 a3 50.c6 f6+ 51.Ke6 Re2+ 52.Kxf6 Rf2+ 53.Kg5 Rg2+ 54.Kf4 a2 55.Ra7 Rc2 56.Ra8+ Kf7 57.d7 a1Q 58.Rxa1 Ke7 59.Re1+ 1-0 Schlehoefer,R (2327)-Reinemer,F (2265)/Oberhausen 1999/EXT 2006


6.c4 is perhaps a better way to meet this set up, aiming for a d5 advance.]

6...Nf6 7.c3 Qc7 8.h3 Nc6 9.Re1 0-0-0!?

9...Be7 is a tamer way to play this; I think I have a comfortable game either way.]

10.Qa4 Kb8 11.a3 g5!

Played by analogy with similar positions in openings such as the Slav. The white pieces are rather badly placed to cope with the forthcoming kingside attack.


He might as well; ....g4 will open lines even if he doesn't accept the sacrifice.

12...Rg8 13.Ngf3 Bh6 14.b4

14.dxc5 is Fritz's recommendation, enabling the white queen to come back to the defence in some lines. 14...Bxe3?? 15.fxe3 Qg3 16.Qf4+

14...Bxe3 15.Nf1??

15.fxe3?? also loses 15...Rxg2+ 16.Kxg2 Rg8+ 17.Kh1 Qg3 18.Rg1 Qxh3+ 19.Nh2 Nxd4+ 20.e4 Rxg1+ 21.Kxg1 Nxe2+ 22.Kf2 Qxh2+ 23.Ke3 Nf4! and the king is entombed.; 15.Bf1! is the way to play it, with good defensive chances.

15...Bxf2+ 16.Kxf2 Ne4+ 17.Kg1

17.Ke3 cxd4+ 18.Kd3 (18.cxd4 f4+ 19.Kxe4 (19.Kd3 Ne5+ 20.Nxe5 Qc3# ) 19...Nxb4+ 20.d5 Bxd5+ 21.Kd4 e5+ 22.Nxe5 Qc5# ) 18...Ne5+ 19.Kc2 Nxc3 and Black emerges with a crushing material advantage.

17...Rxg2+ 18.Kxg2 Rg8+ 19.Kh1?

19.Bg5 is slightly better, but still losing: 19...Nxg5 20.Kf2 Qf4 21.Rec1 Nxf3 22.Bxf3 Nxd4 ]

19...Nf2# 0-1