[Event "Rated Classical game"] [Site "lichess.org"] [Date "2021.03.21"] [Round "?"] [White "Weatherlake, John"] [Black "Best, Nick"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B14"] [WhiteElo "1887"] [BlackElo "1900"] [Annotator "peter"] [PlyCount "39"] [EventDate "2021.??.??"] [TimeControl "3600+15"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Qb3 e6 (6... Bg7 { is far more usual}) 7. Nf3 Bg7 8. Bg5 dxc4 9. Bxc4 O-O 10. O-O Nc6 11. Ne4 Na5 12. Qb4 Nxc4 13. Qxc4 b6 14. Ne5 {Threatening both Nc6 and Ng4} Bb7 15. f3 Rc8 16. Qd3 $2 {The most natural square for the queen and it applies pressure to Black's position but there is a hard to spot tactical problem with this move} ( 16. Qa4 {The position is about level}) 16... h6 $2 {Black misses his chance and at the same time fails to solve his defensive challenges.} (16... Re8 $2 17. Ng4 $18) (16... Bxe4 {leaves the position balanced} 17. fxe4 h6 18. Bh4 ( 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. Nd7 Qxd7 20. Rxf6 $11) 18... g5 19. Bf2 Qc7 $11) (16... Ba6 $1 17. Qxa6 (17. Qe3 Bxf1) 17... Qxd4+ 18. Kh1 Nxe4 19. Nxg6 (19. fxe4 Qxe5) 19... hxg6 20. fxe4 Qxe4 {and Black emerges a pawn up}) 17. Nxf6+ $1 (17. Bxf6 Bxe4 18. fxe4 Bxf6 $11) 17... Kh8 {Black may have thought that he would now recover his piece and fight on but...} (17... Bxf6 18. Bxf6 Qxf6 19. Nd7 Qf4 20. Nxf8 {leaves White an exchange up but still with some work to do to bring home point.}) 18. Qxg6 $3 {A great spot by John, threatening Qh7 mate} Qxd4+ ( 18... Bxf6 19. Bxf6+ Qxf6 20. Qxf6+) (18... Qxf6 19. Qxf6 Bxf6 20. Bxf6+ { White is a peice and two pawns up}) 19. Kh1 fxg6 {sportingly allowing the beautiful finish to appear on the board} (19... Bxf6 20. Bxf6#) 20. Nxg6# 1-0