[Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "1957.03.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Day, Malcolm"] [Black "Jones"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D31"] [Annotator "peter"] [PlyCount "87"] [EventDate "2019.??.??"] [SourceVersionDate "2019.03.01"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. e3 b5 6. a4 Bb4 7. Bd2 a5 8. axb5 Bxc3 9. Bxc3 cxb5 10. b3 Bb7 11. bxc4 b4 12. Bb2 Nf6 13. Bd3 O-O {In the words of WH Cozens "Black has played the Noteboom Defence and both sides have achieved their aims - united passed pawns for Black and two bishops with a strong centre for White". This is a fascinating opening full of rich play.} ( 13... Be4 {Recommended by Cozens but nowadays considered to be favourable to white.} 14. Bxe4 Nxe4 15. Qc2) 14. O-O Nbd7 15. Nd2 (15. Qc2 {This used to be the main move but is no longer considered dangerous}) (15. Re1 {Is the mainline these days but it is not clear that it is better than 15.Nd2}) 15... Qc7 16. f4 {Malcolm declares his intention: all out assault on the black king. Indeed this is the strongest plan.} Ra7 (16... a4 {is the normal move} 17. Rxa4 $4 (17. Rb1 {this is a standard idea in the Noteboom, intending to meet 17... a3 with 18.Ba1 and meet 17...b3 with either 18.Ba3 or the return of the rook with 18.Ra1. The black pawns thern become hard to advance.}) 17... Qc6 { hitting a4 and g2}) 17. g4 (17. e4 {is another way of proceeding and looks dangerous for black.}) 17... Qc6 18. Rf3 {An interesting pawn sac} (18. e4 { It is not too late for this. The position is highly complex.}) 18... Nxg4 19. Be4 (19. d5 {leads to fascinatiung play but that is a another story}) 19... Qc7 20. Bxb7 Qxb7 21. Rg3 Ngf6 (21... f5 {is a reasonable alternative}) 22. d5 { Teeing up his next move} exd5 23. Rxg7+ {Very imaginative. It shouldn't quite work but requires accuracy from black.} Kxg7 24. Qg4+ Kh8 25. Kf2 Rg8 26. Qxd7 Qxd7 (26... Rg2+ 27. Kxg2 Qxd7 28. Bxf6+ Kg8 {is safe for black, what what he played is fine}) 27. Bxf6+ Rg7 28. Rg1 {white is getting a rook back} Kg8 {After this natural move white is winning and Malcolm finishes the game off without any mishaps} (28... Ra6 {black has a number of defences but this is the cleanest.} 29. Bxg7+ Kg8 30. Bf6+ (30. Bh6+ Rg6) 30... Kf8 {and black has a queen and two strong passers against two minor pieces.}) 29. Rxg7+ Kf8 30. Rxh7 {Threatening mate which is hard to stop} Qg4 31. Rh8+ Qg8 32. Rxg8+ Kxg8 33. cxd5 {The endgame is won as long as white keeps the black pawns under control.} a4 34. Ke2 b3 35. Kd1 Rc7 36. d6 Rb7 37. Kc1 Kf8 (37... a3 38. h4 b2+ 39. Kb1 Ra7 40. Ka2) 38. Kb2 Ke8 39. Ka3 Ra7 40. Nc4 Kd7 41. Nb6+ Ke6 ( 41... Kxd6 42. Nc8+) 42. d7 Rxd7 43. Nxd7 Kxd7 44. Kxa4 1-0