[Event "WDCL Div 1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2022.01.17"] [Round "?"] [White "Vout, Tom"] [Black "O'Rourke, Ben"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B01"] [Annotator "Damian"] [PlyCount "31"] {[%evp 0,31,16,28,20,34,32,20,20,24,81,61,72,23,54,60,71,62,67,23,39,51,33,18, 167,117,108,19,177,115,115,65,311,338]} 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nxd5 (3... Bg4 {would constitute a very interesting and dangerous line for Black called the Portuguese variation. Have a look at some of Australian GM Smeardon's you tube videos on this subject for those interested.}) 4. Bc4 Bg4 5. h3 Bf5 6. O-O h6 {With the King still 3 moves away from castling Black has little time for slow moves such as this} 7. d4 e6 8. Re1 Be7 9. Ne5 Nd7 (9... O-O {would have been more prudent}) {Ahead in development Tom now decides to open up the centre with the Black King still stuck in the middle} 10. Bxd5 exd5 11. Qe2 { Keeping Blacks king in the centre} Be6 (11... O-O $4 12. Nxd7 Qxd7 13. Qxe7 Rae8 14. Qb4 $18) ({The cool headed engine suggests Black can fight on with} 11... c6 {but the human player understandably wants to try ang bet his King out of danger}) 12. Ng6 $1 {Black must have missed this move} Rg8 (12... fxg6 13. Qxe6 Nf6 {was probably a better try}) 13. f4 fxg6 14. Qxe6 Nf6 15. b3 Qd7 { The final mistake, at least 15...,Kf8 would have kept Black in the game} 16. Ba3 {Black resigned as the Bishop on e7 is falling} 1-0