[Event "Jersey Masters"] [Site "?"] [Date "2013.03.08"] [Round "4"] [White "Yaroslav Orishko"] [Black "Ian Clark"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A58"] [WhiteElo "2145"] [BlackElo "2058"] [Annotator "Ian / Martin"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2013.??.??"] [SourceVersionDate "2019.03.01"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. bxa6 Bxa6 6. Nf3 g6 7. g3 Bg7 8. Nc3 O-O 9. Bg2 d6 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Rb1 Qb6 12. b3 Rfb8 13. Qc2 Ra7 14. Rd1 Rab7 15. h3 {So far both players have played the normal typical moves in this Benko Gambit.} Qc7 $6 {This looks like an unnecessary retreat. Perhaps the queen might be more useful on a5.} 16. Nd2 Ne5 {Ian comments that this was played to provoke f4 which could become a long term weakness.} 17. f4 Ned7 18. Kh2 c4 $1 {Ian favoured this excellent move as it opens the game up and allows a possible later Nc5.} 19. Nxc4 Bxc4 20. bxc4 Qxc4 21. Rxb7 Rxb7 {Although a pawn down with pieces exchanged off Ian has plenty of activity.} 22. Qd3 Rc7 23. Bb2 Nb6 24. Qb1 Nfd7 {Over the last few moves Ian has improved the position of his pieces whilst White appears to be treading water.} 25. Rc1 Qa6 26. e4 {This move overlooks Black's strong reply which wins Ian the game. This is typical of Benko Gambits. White seems to be doing ok but one false move and it is game over.} Nc4 $1 {Ian is threatening Rb7 so his opponent retreats another piece.} 27. Nd1 {but it should have allowed Ian to win quickly.} Nd2 28. Qa1 Rxc1 $6 {Ian points out that, due to time pressure, he missed the stronger} (28... Qe2 $1 29. Rxc7 Nf3+ 30. Kh1 Qe1+ 31. Bf1 Qxf1#) 29. Qxc1 Qe2 30. Nc3 $2 (30. Qc8+ Bf8 31. Qc3 {had to be tried.}) 30... Nf3+ 31. Kh1 Qf2 { And so we can see that White's earlier f4 has proved costly. The rest of the game is a formality and Ian shows good technique.} 32. Bxf3 Qxf3+ 33. Kh2 Qf2+ 34. Kh1 Qxg3 35. Qd2 Qxh3+ 36. Kg1 Nc5 37. a4 Nd3 38. Nd1 Nxb2 39. Nxb2 Bc3 $1 40. Qc2 Bd4+ {Very well played Ian!} 0-1