[Event "Dorset Rapidplay 2021"] [Site "lichess.org"] [Date "2021.03.14"] [Round "?"] [White "Salinger, Ron"] [Black "Williams, David"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C55"] [WhiteElo "99"] [BlackElo "89"] [Annotator "peter"] [PlyCount "70"] [EventDate "2021.??.??"] [EventType "rapid"] [TimeControl "600+5"] 1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 e5 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Nc3 {Avoiding the extreme complexities of 4. Ng5 and the well trodden path of 4.d3} Bc5 5. Na4 Bxf2+ $5 {Creating a position that will be difficult for both sides} (5... Nxe4 6. Nxc5 (6. d3 Nxf2) 6... Nxc5 {looks like a free pawn}) 6. Kxf2 Nxe4+ 7. Ke2 (7. Kg1) 7... d5 8. Bd3 Bf5 (8... Nd6 {threatening e4 is very strong}) 9. Nc3 Nxc3+ 10. dxc3 Bg4 ( 10... e4 $17) 11. Qe1 O-O 12. Kf2 e4 13. Bxe4 dxe4 14. Qxe4 Qd7 (14... Bxf3 15. Qxf3 Qh4+ {was another option}) 15. Bf4 Bxf3 16. Qxf3 Qf5 17. Rac1 Rad8 18. Rhe1 Rd7 19. h3 Rfd8 20. g4 Qf6 21. Be3 Qg6 22. Kg3 h6 23. Rcd1 Rxd1 24. Rxd1 Re8 25. Rd2 b6 26. Bf4 Ne5 27. Bxe5 Rxe5 {Now White should aim to force the queens off which would leave him a little worse but in no real danger. Instead he goes chasing a loose pawn.} 28. Qa8+ (28. Rd8+ Kh7 29. Qd3 Re4 ( 29... Qxd3+ 30. Rxd3 {should be easily holdable}) 30. Rf8 h5 (30... f6 $2 31. Qd5 $18) 31. Rxf7 hxg4 32. h4 c5 (32... Kh6 33. Qd2+ Kh7 34. Qd3 $11) 33. Rf4 Rxf4 34. Kxf4 $11) 28... Kh7 29. Qxa7 {the problem now is that White's queen is out of play and it is Q+R vs R as Black goes after White's king. This is the sort of position where regardless of whether you are attacking or defending you just need to spend a few minutes calculating the lines - not so easy at the end of a rapidplay game with not much showing on your clock! Over the next few moves the position fluctuates from winning for Black to level and back again. Of course with little time it is easier to play the attacking side.} Qe6 (29... Re3+ {leads to a quick mate} 30. Kf2 Qe4 $19 {this makes a big difference vs Qe6 as f3 is now under Black's control}) 30. Qxc7 Re3+ (30... h5 $17) 31. Kh2 (31. Kf2 {e.g.} Rxh3 32. Qf4) 31... Qe4 (31... Rf3 {wins}) 32. Qxf7 (32. Rf2 {holds}) (32. Rg2 {holds}) 32... Qe5+ {and now the queen and rook combine fully and there is no escape for the king.} 33. Kg2 Qg3+ 34. Kh1 Re1+ 35. Qf1 Rxf1# 0-1