Holme V v Chartist Team KO Board 5 (hndcp)
My God, two geriatrics from the 20th Century slug it out !
4. b4 would be the Evan's Gambit
a passive line that should lead to a White advantage. But Stewart is too busy to study chess openings.
4... Nf6 is the obvious move and the main line. However Stewart's knowledge of chess openings is minutely small !
less ambitious than Nc3
7. Nc3 is considered best - Possibly Roger doesn't know much about this line either ! 7... Nf6 8.
White has an obvious lead in development and the better centre.
Stewart considered this Q-side expansion plan his brilliant new concept -contribution to the Giuoco Piano ... (garbage - Geoff)
10. a4 White could have snuffed it anyway !!
Stewart believes Bishops should go to g4 or b4 and chop off Knights! How many times have I seen him do that ?
With the King in the centre and poorly developed this looks quite suicidal for Black, but it is better than it looks,
Opening up the centre in this way is the logical way to refute Black's play.
This is a blunder that should lose the game.
Too eager, Roger should have considered the check first.
16. Rfe1+ is the move that Geoff thought won easily (....it does !) 16... Ne7 (16... Kf8 (16... Kd7 defending the Knight is Black's only chance, but then 17. Be4 Qd6 18. Qg5 is an extremely nasty move threatening Rc1, Bf5+ etc. 18... g6 19. Rac1 It's find a move time ! Black is busted, his King caught with his pants down.) 17. Be4 Qd6 18. Qc3 Now Nxd4 (as in the game) doesn't work - Black is floundering.) 17. Be4 ouch!!
Doesn't work has Black has the tactical get out...
It is doubtful if Stewart saw this when he played 13...d5 ..He was just lucky, and it's better to be lucky than good !
A weak move, now Black can simply castle.
Another blunder - White realises that he has missed his chance. He is now in time trouble.
And Black won.0-1 [Geoff Peake]
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