[Event "GBR-ch 103rd"] [Site "Bournemouth"] [Date "2016.07.28"] [Round "4"] [White "Waddington, Mike P"] [Black "Storey, Charles"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A48"] [WhiteElo "2018"] [BlackElo "2256"] [Annotator "peter"] [PlyCount "105"] [EventDate "2016.07.25"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "11"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceVersionDate "2019.03.01"] 1. d4 g6 2. Nf3 Bg7 3. c3 Nf6 4. e3 d6 5. Bc4 O-O 6. O-O Nbd7 7. Nbd2 a6 8. a4 b6 9. Re1 d5 10. Bd3 c5 11. e4 dxe4 12. Nxe4 cxd4 13. Nxd4 Bb7 14. Bg5 Qc7 15. Qe2 Nd5 {The position is about level but perhaps easier to play as black as he has obvious plans based upon e5 and/or f5.} 16. Ng3 {This has the merit of getting the knight out of the way of a possible f5 by black but this allows black to occupy c5 unchallenged and the knight does not have very good long term prospects on g3.} (16. Rad1) (16. Bc4) 16... e5 17. Nc2 f5 (17... Nc5 $17 {was stronger, gaining a powerful bishop pair and open lines. White cannot hang on to both bishops because of} 18. Bc4 Nf4 19. Bxf4 exf4 20. Nf1 Qc6 21. f3 Nxa4 {winning a pawn and maintaining positional pressure}) 18. Bc4 Kh8 19. Bxd5 (19. Rad1 Nf4 20. Bxf4 exf4 21. Nf1) 19... Bxd5 20. Be7 Rf7 21. Bb4 a5 22. Ba3 Qc6 23. f3 {Black's superiority is obvious but equally there is no killer blow here for him.} h5 24. Nf1 Bb3 25. Red1 Nc5 26. Rd2 Bxc2 (26... Bxa4 { grabbing the pawn seems simple and good}) 27. Rxc2 Rd8 28. Qb5 Qxb5 29. axb5 Nb3 30. Re1 Rc7 31. Rce2 $17 {[#]Black has more space and white is somewhat passive. Even after Ne3 or Ng3 the white knight does not have great prospects. Black should steadily improve his position from here.} f4 $6 {tempting to box the knight and prepare g5 g4 but actually it allows white to punch his way to freedom.} 32. g3 $1 g5 33. h4 $1 gxh4 34. gxf4 Rg8 {Black has dreams of an attack but this leads nowhere and the rook was better placed on d8 where it can go to d5 in many lines} (34... exf4 {is complicated and requiring accuracy from both sides but is about level}) 35. Kh2 {[#]} exf4 $2 {It is now too late for this. It prevents the Black Bishop having an active part in the attack and White's pieces get active too quickly.} (35... Bh6 {should be played and the game is likely to end in a draw, although there is still a lot of play.}) 36. Re6 Nc5 $6 37. Rd6 (37. Rxb6 {was also good}) 37... Kh7 38. Nd2 {It is an option for Black to passively defend his b-pawn but instead he chooses} Bf8 { the idea is to double rooks on the g-file but there is no attack} (38... Rb8 39. Re2 {[#] Defending the knight in preparation for Rd5. White dominates the board. Compare this with the position after white's 31st move and it is easy to see that black's pieces are worse placed and white's better placed.} (39. Rd5 $6 Rd7)) 39. Bxc5 $1 Rcg7 (39... bxc5 40. Rd5) 40. Ne4 $1 Rg2+ 41. Kh1 Bxd6 {Now Mike chooses the safest path to the win} 42. Nf6+ Kg7 43. Nxg8 Rd2 44. Bxd6 Rxd6 45. Ne7 {The dust has settled and White is a safe piece ahead} Rd2 46. Nc8 Rxb2 47. c4 a4 48. Ra1 Kf6 49. Nxb6 h3 50. Nxa4 Rb3 51. b6 Kg5 52. c5 Kh4 53. c6 1-0