[Event "Bedford A v Luton A"] [Site "Bedford"] [Date "1986.11.18"] [Round "?"] [White "Perkins, Andrew"] [Black "Ledger, Andrew"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B15"] [WhiteElo "2118"] [BlackElo "2088"] [Annotator "Andrew Perkins"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventType "team"] [SourceVersionDate "2022.04.18"] [WhiteTeam "Kents Luton A"] [BlackTeam "Bedford A"] {We're playing away to Bedford and I noticed that Phil Roe who I always found was very tough was on board two. So I had to respect whoever was on board one.} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ exf6 {This relects his careful style.} 6. Nf3 Bf5 7. Bc4 Bd6 {No subtle ideas, we just developed and castled.} 8. O-O O-O 9. Re1 Re8 10. Rxe8+ Qxe8 11. c3 Nd7 12. Be3 Nb6 13. Bd3 Qd7 14. c4 {Typical of the variation, white is seeking to establish his Queenside majority.White has become bolder than his 11th move.} Bc7 {Black is defending against the threat of Bxf5, followed by c5.} 15. Qc2 Bxd3 16. Qxd3 Rd8 17. Rd1 {Without having strained himself, white has a majority on the Queenside, in contrast with black's Kingside.} Nc8 18. b3 Ne7 19. Bc1 Nf5 20. Re1 {This was the point of white's 19th move.} g6 {Played after some considerable thought.} (20... Nxd4 {is not possible because of} 21. Qxd4 Qxd4 22. Nxd4 Rxd4 23. Re8#) 21. Bb2 Re8 22. Rxe8+ Qxe8 23. Kf1 {White is not afraid of an endgame with his Queenside majority.} Qe7 24. h3 h5 25. Nd2 Ba5 {At last I committed myself by playing} 26. d5 cxd5 27. Qxd5 Bxd2 28. Qxd2 Qe6 29. Qc3 {If he wants to keep pawns equal, he has to play} Kg7 {Black had about 10 minutes left to reach the first time at move 35.} {Noting that the White Queen covers both f3 and h3, I played the aggressive} 30. g4 hxg4 31. hxg4 Nd6 32. g5 Ne4 {After this move, Black had about 3 minutes left, with the flag raised.} 33. Qe3 Qg4 34. gxf6+ Kg8 ({Whatever the truth of the position,} 34... Nxf6 {would look very unpleasant in time pressure.}) (34... Kh7 {Would have prevented my reply.}) 35. Qh6 Qd1+ {The first time control had been reached after two and half hours of play. The game was adjourned for adjudication to be considered. However, Phil Roe advised Andrew Ledger not to submit the game for adjudication and to resign.} {[If} 36. Kg2 Qg4+ 37. Kh2 Qh5+ {forces the exhange of Queens.]} (37... Qf4+ {is not possible because of the Queen on h6.}) 1-0