Matthew Parsons - Alan McIntosh 124 grade
Woodhouse Cup, 2008

[annotated by Fritz 11 (30s)] [C11]

C11: French: Classical System: 4 e5 and 4 Bg5 dxe4
1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e5 Nfd7 4.f4 e6 5.Nf3 c5 6.d4 Nc6 7.Ne2 Be7 8.c3 O-O This game has been sent in by Matthew Parsons, annotated by Fritz.
9.f5 ?
[9.Be3 f6= / +]
[9.a3 a5 10.Ng3 cxd4 11.cxd4 f6 12.exf6 Bxf6 13.Be3 Qb6 14.Qd2 a4 15.Rc1 Qa5 16.Rc3 Na7 17.Qd3 Nb6 18.Qc2 Nb5 19.Bd2 Nxc3 20.Bxc3 Qa7 21.Bd3 h6 22.Bh7+ Kh8 23.h4 Nc4 24.Qd3 Nd6 25.Bb4 Qa6 26.Ne5 Bxe5 27.dxe5 Nf5 28.Bxf5 Rxf5 29.Qxa6 Rxa6 30.Nxf5 exf5 1/2-1/2, Ni Hua (CHN) 2607 - Yu Shaoteng (CHN) 2542, Wuxi (China) 2006.06.27]
[9.g3 b5 10.a3 a5 11.Bh3 Ba6 12.f5 exf5 13.Bxf5 b4 14.axb4 axb4 15.Bxh7+ Kh8 16.Bd3 Bxd3 17.Rxa8 Qxa8 18.Qxd3 bxc3 19.bxc3 cxd4 20.cxd4 Qa7 21.Kf2 Rc8 22.Qf5 Nd8 23.Bg5 1-0, Matsuura Everaldo (BRA) 2453 - Pimentel William (BRA) 2126, Brasilia (Brazil) 2005.09.10]
9...exf5- + 10.Nf4 Nb6 11.h4 Be6
[11...cxd4 12.cxd4 f6 13.Be3- / +]
12.a3 c4
[12...Qd7- / + ]
!? 13.Nxe6= / + fxe6 14.Ng5 White threatens to win material: Ng5xe6
[14...Bxg5 15.hxg5 Qe8 16.Bf4 ]
15.Qh5 White should quickly conclude development.
16.Qxg5 ?
[16.hxg5 g6 17.Qd1 f4 ]
[16...Na5 17.Be2- / +]
[17.Qxe7 Nxe7 18.Be2 Nc6= / +]
[17...f4 !? 18.Qg4 Rf5= / +]
18.Be2= / + Ne7
[18...Kh8 19.h5= / +]
19.O-O Kh8 20.Qg5 h6 21.Qg3 Qg6
[21...Nc6 22.h5= / +]
[22.Qxg6 Nxg6 23.h5 Ne7 ]
[22...Nc6 23.h5 Qf7 24.Rb1 ]
[23.h5 Qh7 ]
23...Raf8 24.h5 Qh7 25.g5 hxg5 26.Qxg5 Black king safety dropped
26...Ng8 27.Rf4 Nh6 In the style of Nimzovich
28.Qg6 Re7 29.Rh4 Nd7 30.Bg5 Ree8 31.Kh1 Nb6 32.Rg1 Nc8 33.Be3 Re7 34.Qg3 Ree8 35.Bf4 Ne7 36.Bf3 Rg8
[36...Rc8 37.Rh2 ]
37.Qh3 Ref8 ??
[throwing away the advantage
37...Rc8 38.Rg6 Rc6 39.Bg5 Re8+ / =]
38.Rg3 ??
[White lets it slip away
38.Rg6+ - a shame that White overlooked this excellent chance]
38...Re8 39.Qg2 b5
[39...Rc8 40.Qc2 ]
40.Rg6+ / = White threatens to win material: Rg6xe6
40...Nc6 ?
[40...Nf7 41.Rh2
(41.Rxe6 is much weaker
41...g5- +)
41...Nc8 42.Bxd5 exd5 43.Qxd5+ / =]
[41.Bxd5 ! Nxd4 42.cxd4 exd5 43.e6+ -]
41...Ne7 ??
[41...Nf7+ / = ]
is just about the only chance
42.Bxh6+ - Nxg6
[42...f4 is the last straw
43.Bg5 Nf5 44.Rxf4 a6+ -]
43.hxg6 Black resigns


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