[Event "WDCL Div 1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2021.12.08"] [Round "?"] [White "Coe, Andy"] [Black "Smith, Jonathan"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E93"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "r1bq1rk1/pppn1pbp/3p1np1/3Pp3/2P1P3/2N2N2/PP2BPPP/R1BQK2R w KQ - 0 1"] [PlyCount "66"] [WhiteTeam "Culcheth B"] [BlackTeam "Culcheth A"] {[%evp 0,66,27,16,49,41,29,19,33,24,20,-9,3,56,56,37,37,-40,-37,-37,-37,-45, -32,-89,-83,-88,-128,-51,15,-67,-2,-29,64,-17,37,-22,23,-20,17,10,16,-6,0,-23, -12,-16,-10,-165,-162,-165,-165,-165,-165,-158,-77,-82,-82,-82,-79,-85,-85, -167,-171,-188,-296,-363,-418,-690,-362] [#]} {We join this game played between Andy and Jonathan. The game has transposed into a Petrosian Kings Indian Defence Variation from an English Opening} 1. Qc2 Nh5 {Jonathan begins action on the Kingside, this has all been played before according to the database} 2. Bg5 {Here Andy deviates from what has most often been played by others. g3 was the most played move here, it could be argued perhaps that Bg5 is not best as Black will be quite happy to play f6 thenf5 with gain of tempo on the bishop in usual Kings Indian style} f6 3. Be3 a5 {Securing the c5 square for the Knight} 4. Qd2 $6 {Moving the queen for a second time can't be good, Black would of course be delighted if White followed this up with Bh6 exchanging off Blacks worst piece on g7.} (4. g3 {as well as stopping Nf4 actually poses the knight on h5 some problems. If Black was to just continue naturally for example} f5 {then} 5. exf5 gxf5 6. Ng5 {and Black would be in some trouble. Therefore Black instead of f5 would have to spend time relocating the Knight with a move like Bh8}) 4... Nc5 5. h3 f5 6. exf5 Bxf5 $2 {Black could have been in trouble after this move} 7. g4 $1 Ne4 8. Nxe4 $2 { This looks natural but in fact lets Black off the hook} ({However here instead of Andy's human like recapture the engine suggests that White can obtain a much better position with} 8. Qd1 $1 {and now} Nxc3 9. bxc3 {Blacks play is now forced to avoid the immediate loss of material but he must head towards a very tricky position with the line...} Be4 10. gxh5 Qf6 11. Rb1 $1 Bxf3 12. Bxf3 Qxf3 13. Qxf3 Rxf3 14. Rxb7 {The active Rook on b7 gives White a big advantage according to the engine, although of course there is still plenty of chess to be played}) 8... Bxe4 9. gxh5 Bxf3 10. Rg1 Bxe2 11. Kxe2 Qf6 12. Rg3 Qf5 13. hxg6 Qh5+ 14. Rg4 hxg6 15. Rag1 Rf6 16. R1g3 Kh7 17. Ke1 Bh6 {As mentioned earlier Black is happy to exchange off these Bishops, the position is still close to equal} 18. Bg5 Bxg5 19. Rxg5 Qh4 20. R5g4 Qh6 21. Rg5 b6 22. Qe3 Raf8 23. h4 {Andy decides to try and make progress with h4, he has seen that Jonathan cannot capture directly due to the skewer. Unfortunately for Andy Jonathan now inserts Rxf2 first distracting the Queen from the h3 square. This was the big turning point of the game} Rxf2 $1 (23... Qxh4 24. Rh3) 24. Qxf2 Rxf2 25. Kxf2 Qxh4 26. Rxg6 $2 {Trying to regain the lost pawn, But Jonathan now simplifies the position to a won pawn ending through a forced variation.} Qd4+ 27. Ke1 Qe4+ $1 28. Kf2 Qxg6 29. Rxg6 Kxg6 30. Ke3 Kf5 31. b3 e4 32. a3 Ke5 33. b4 a4 {At this point a pawn down in a trivial King and pawn ending Andy resigned} 0-1