[Event "Ringwood Invitational 20 Team Battle"] [Site "lichess.org"] [Date "2021.04.12"] [Round "?"] [White "Manning, Peter"] [Black "Pavey, Patrick"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D05"] [WhiteElo "1832"] [BlackElo "1559"] [Annotator "peter"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "2021.??.??"] [TimeControl "300+3"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 d5 4. Bd3 c5 5. c3 Nc6 6. O-O cxd4 {this helps activate the bishop on c1, so may not be circumspect. Black can dream of a minority attack on the queenside with b5 b4 etc but this looks rather slow in the face of White's intended king hunt.} 7. exd4 Bd6 8. Qe2 O-O 9. Bg5 Be7 10. Nbd2 Ng4 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. h3 Nf6 13. Ne5 Re8 (13... Nxe5 14. dxe5 Nd7 { looks safer}) 14. f4 {Pilsbury would have liked White's position!} Nd7 15. Rae1 {White is building an imposing looking position and Black has a choice of how to respond.} f5 {choosing to block out the White bishop and play his knight to f6 and e4 but this move has a tactical drawback} (15... a6 {Logical but slow. White's biggest problem here is choosing between very promising looking options: Qh5, Qf3, g4, Nf3 all suggest themselves}) (15... f6 {Aiming for activity was perhaps a good choice at blitz}) (15... Nf8 {Passive defence: you know White should be winning but it is not always so easy to prove it!}) 16. Ndf3 $16 {missing the chance} (16. Nxc6 bxc6 17. Bxf5 {won material immediately }) 16... Nf6 {but he gets a second bite of the cherry...} 17. Nxc6 {and this time takes it} bxc6 18. Bxf5 Ne4 {carrying on with the plan but this loses a second pawn. Peter goes on to convert tidily.} 19. Bxe4 dxe4 20. Qxe4 Bb7 21. Ne5 c5 22. Qe3 cxd4 23. Qxd4 Rad8 24. Qxa7 Bd5 25. Qxe7 Rxe7 26. Rd1 Ra8 27. a3 Bb3 28. Rd4 Rb7 29. Rf2 Bd5 30. Rfd2 Rab8 31. Nd3 Rd7 32. Nb4 Rbd8 33. Nxd5 Rxd5 34. Kf2 Rxd4 35. Rxd4 Rb8 36. Rb4 Rd8 37. Ke3 Kf7 38. a4 Kf6 39. a5 Rd1 40. a6 Ra1 41. Rb6 Kf5 42. g4+ {Time forfeit} 1-0