Jordan Hayhurst - Stewart V. Thompson [C56]
Huddersfield Dragons v Holme Valley Exam Bd 3/Huddersfield (1) 2005
This position is 55% Black in 1535 games on the database.
This is known to be good for Black.
A well known position
never played in 1484 games on my database. Bxd5 is normal
I thought f5 or Bb4! looked good, though this is ok.
7... f5 renews the threat against the KB(7... Bb4 8. Bd2 (8. c3 dxc3 9. Nxc3
Material hungry - Bb4 is certainly better.
to prevent Bb4. Now this is a key point in the game.
Stewart plays a weak move
Not for the first time Stewart lashes out with a weakening suicidal anti-positional move.
11... Bf5 grabbing the key d3-h7 diagonal is simplest, Black is better.
twin threat of Ng5 and Qxb5
Black had to play Ne7, giving up the b5 pawn.
White to play
an obvious temporary exchange sack, but still a good move.
I thought Qh3 !? was possible instead.
This should lose quickly.Stewart is a broken man ! He had 2 good alternatives.
15... Rxf4! (15... Qf6 was possible 16. Nxc5 (16. Bxd5 is answered by.. 16... Ne7) (16. Nxf8 Rxf8 17. Bxd5+ Kh8 18. Bg3 Ne5 with interesting play) 16... Qxf4 17. Bxd5+ Kh8 18. Bxc6 Qxf2+ Again is certainly interesting.) 16. Nxd8 Rxd8 Black has material equality 17. Re1 Ne7 18. Ba2 Rdf8 19. f3 c6 with an interesting game.
Black is in trouble
The simple Nxf8 won quickly
Now Black has the strong answer Qe4. Bg3 was better.
a blunder Bg3 was better.
A KEY POINT AGAIN !!
does nothing, Bd4 ! was the move !
a mistake, Qxc2 was better as Geoff pointed out.
Stewart is in time trouble and self destruction mode by now. Poor old geezer
covering the back rank.
time trouble despair. Qe3 was better.
Rc7 immediately was better.
the final blunder, of course Qf5 had to be played
Not a bad game by a so called 25 grade !!!!1-0
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