[Event "Roberson cup Eastleigh A"] [Site "Ringwood"] [Date "2005.10.18"] [Round "?"] [White "Newbury, Martin"] [Black "Clancy, Martin"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B33"] [Annotator "Stockfish 10 64 (10m)"] [PlyCount "65"] {[%mdl 8192] B33: Sicilian: Pelikan and Sveshnikov Variations} {No fireworks in this game, just a strategy lesson and in pieces co-ordinating together.} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. exd5 Nb8 9. c4 Nd7 10. Be2 f5 (10... Be7 11. O-O O-O 12. Be3 a6 13. Nc3 f5 { is a more sensible approach.}) 11. O-O a6 12. Na3 {A novelty, but typically logical. The knight is going to c2 to support the b4 push.} (12. Nc3 Be7 13. Kh1 Bf6 14. Qc2 e4 {is equal. One noticible difference to what is played below is that the white knight can't get to d4 as easily as it does in the game.}) 12... Be7 13. f4 e4 ({A mistake in this position. Much better to support e5 for now and get castled.} 13... O-O 14. Kh1 ( 14. fxe5 dxe5 {is better for black. He has control of c5, his pieces will find natural squares and his pawn centre looks formidable.}) 14... Bf6 {looks fine for both sides.}) 14. Be3 Bf6 15. Qd2 O-O 16. Rab1 {} ({Obvious really, and better than the stereotyped Rad1.Black has set up white to advance on the queenside with b4.} 16. Rad1 Nc5) 16... b6 {Prevents intrusion on c5} ({ Now I would very quickly play} 16... a5 17. Nb5 Nc5 18. b3) 17. Nc2 { Even the errant knight is heading back on side via c2.} a5 { finally. However the return of the knight highlights the long-term problem that resulted from Black pushing his e-pawn to quickly. It give whites knight access to b5, c6 and e6 via d4.} 18. Nd4 Bxd4 19. Bxd4 Ba6 (19... Nc5 20. Qc3 Rf7 21. Qe3) 20. b3 Rc8 21. Rfc1 g5 {Black lashes out but the game is lost anyway. Black now suspends operations on the queen-side to act on the Kings wing.} 22. fxg5 f4 23. h4 ({White is spoilt for choice. Even better is} 23. Bg4 Ne5 24. Be6+ Kg7) 23... Ne5 {[%CAl Yf4f3]} ({ Black plans f3. A better, but still losing plan is} 23... e3 24. Qc2 Qe7 25. Bg4) 24. Bxe5 dxe5 25. Bg4 f3 {Final mistake, but black has already given up.} 26. Qe3 f2+ 27. Kh2 Rf4 28. Be6+ Kg7 29. g3 Rf3 30. Qxe4 Qf8 31. Qxe5+ Kg6 32. Qe4+ Kg7 33. Kg2 (33. Kg2 Rf7 34. Qe5+ Kg8 35. Rf1) 1-0