[Event "4NCL online"] [Site "lichess.org"] [Date "2020.11.03"] [Round "6"] [White "Kelly, Richard"] [Black "Adaway, Bill"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E13"] [WhiteElo "1817"] [BlackElo "1952"] [Annotator "peter"] [PlyCount "104"] [EventDate "2020.??.??"] [TimeControl "2700+15"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bg5 b6 5. e3 Bb7 6. Nf3 h6 7. Bh4 g5 8. Bg3 Ne4 9. Qc2 Bxc3+ 10. bxc3 Nxg3 11. hxg3 d6 12. e4 $6 {White's centre is not going anywhere and this puts a pawn on the wrong coloured square. In the long run Black may also have the chance to play e5 and c5 when either white will have to play d5 bringing about a Hubner structure that is easier to play for Black or have weaknesses after the exchange of pawns.} (12. Bd3) (12. a4) 12... Nd7 13. Bd3 e5 14. Qd2 Qf6 15. Bc2 O-O-O 16. O-O-O Kb8 17. Rhe1 Qe7 18. Ba4 Nf6 19. d5 $6 (19. Bc2 $15) 19... Nd7 $1 {heading for c5} 20. Bxd7 Qxd7 21. Qc2 Rdf8 22. Rh1 f5 23. Rh2 (23. Nd2 {is an improvement but still uncomfortable for white}) 23... g4 $2 {The one glitch in the game from Black's perspecitve} ( 23... fxe4 $19 24. Qxe4 (24. Ne1 Qg4) 24... g4) 24. Nd2 $2 $17 {White misses his opportunity} (24. Nh4 {embarrasses black because of the dual threats of Ncf5 and Ng6. Even so, black is still OK} fxe4 25. Ng6 Ba6 26. Nxh8 Rxh8 27. Qxe4 (27. Qb3 Rf8 28. Rd2 Qf5 29. Rh1 (29. Rxh6 Qg5 $19) 29... Qg5 30. Kc2 e3 $17) (27. c5 Bd3 $15) 27... Qa4 28. Qc2 Qxc4 $11 {is equal according to our silicon friends but looks easier to play as Black to my eyes}) 24... f4 $17 25. gxf4 Rxf4 26. g3 Rf6 27. Nf1 Qf7 28. Ne3 Bc8 29. Qe2 h5 30. Kd2 Rf8 31. Ke1 Qg6 32. Qc2 Qf7 33. a4 $6 {this just creates an extra weakness that Bill wasted no time in going after. White should try to sit tight and passively defend - never fun but sometimes necessary} a5 {White eventually plays the thematic c5 to get some active play but if he is going to do this it would have been more effective here or on the next move, before Black has organised his forces against a4} 34. Rd2 (34. c5 $5 dxc5 35. d6 {Perhaps passive defence is better but this would have been the best chance for activity}) 34... Bd7 35. Re2 (35. Nd1 {to route the knight to b2 to defend the a-pawn looks the best chance. It's uncomfortable but perhaps white can defend.}) 35... Qe8 $19 36. c5 { Too late - this is less effective now the rook is not on d2} dxc5 37. Nc4 Bxa4 38. Qb1 Bb5 $1 39. Nxa5 {desparation but it hastens the end} Bxe2 40. Nc6+ Rxc6 41. dxc6 Ba6 42. Qa2 Qxc6 43. Qxa6 Qxe4+ 44. Kf1 Qb1+ 45. Kg2 Qe4+ 46. Kf1 Qf5 47. Qc4 e4 48. Qe2 Kb7 49. Qe3 Ra8 50. Ke2 Ra2+ 51. Kd1 Qd5+ 52. Kc1 Ra1+ 0-1