GAMES BY PLYMOUTH PLAYERS

12/03/2008 20:28

(1) Scantlebury,DJ - Tindal,W [C23]
TCL Division 3 Plymouth v Teignmouth, 28.10.2004

C23: Bishop's Opening: 2...Bc5

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 d6
last book move

3.Qf3 Qf6 4.d3 Nc6 5.c3
Prevents intrusion on b4+d4

5...Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.Ba4 b5 8.Bd1 Be7 9.b4 Nb7 10.Nd2
[10.a4 bxa4 11.Bxa4 Bd7+/= ]

10...c5
[10...a5 11.Bb2=/+ ]

11.a3 a5 12.d4??
White lets it slip away [>=12.bxa5 and White could well hope to play on 12...Nxa5 13.Rb1= ]

12...axb4-/+ 13.Qe2
[13.dxc5 Qxf3 14.Ndxf3 bxc3 15.cxd6 Bxd6-+ ]

13...bxc3
[13...c4!? 14.cxb4 exd4-+ ]

14.Qxb5+-/+ Bd7
[>=14...Kf8 15.Nc4 cxd4-/+ (15...exd4 16.Nb6 c2 17.Bxc2+/= ) ]

15.Qxb7+/=
Black cannot castle queen side

15...cxd2+ 16.Bxd2 Rc8
[16...Rd8 17.Ba5 cxd4 18.Ne2= ]

17.Ba4 Rd8 18.Bxd7+ Rxd7 19.Qc6
[19.Qb8+ Rd8 20.Qb5+ Kf8= ]

19...cxd4
[19...exd4 20.Nf3 Bd8 21.0-0= ]

20.Nf3
[20.Rb1!?+/- ]

20...Qe6
[20...Qg6 21.0-0 Nf6 22.Rfe1= ]

21.0-0
[21.Rb1 f6= ]

21...Bd8
[21...Nf6 22.Rfb1 0-0 23.a4=/+ ]

22.Ng5
[>=22.Rfe1!?= is an interesting alternative]

22...Bxg5-/+ 23.Bxg5 f6 24.Qc8+ Rd8??
ignoring the path to victory [>=24...Kf7 was possible 25.Bd2 d5 26.exd5 Rxd5=/+ ]

25.Qxe6++-
[25.Qxe6+ Ne7 26.Rfc1+- ] 1-0