[Event ""] [White "Chandra,Dan"] [Black "Deane,Michael"] [Site ""] [Round ""] [Annotator ""] [Result "1-0"] [Date "2023.11.06"] [PlyCount "61"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 {The Vienna Gambit which is similar to the King's Gambit but avoids some of the hair-raising variations. A good choice by Dan} d6 {Too passive. 3...d5 is critical} 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. h3 {Forcing black to exchange as 5...Bh5 loses to 6.g4 and 7 f5 trapping the bishop.} Bxf3 6. Qxf3 Nc6 7. Bb5 $1 {Excellent. Dan prevents Nd4 and threatens to wreck black's pawn structure} a6 {A wasted move} 8. Bxc6+ bxc6 9. d3 g6 $2 {A bad decision as Dan's queen and rook will be hammering down the f-file and the knight needs the support of the pawn on g7} 10. O-O {Black is in serious trouble down the f-file. Slightly better for white would have been 10.fxe5 with similar ideas as black could now play 10...Nd7 - although whitte remains much better} Bg7 $2 {10...Nd7, black seems oblivious to the trouble ahead!} 11. fxe5 dxe5 12. Bg5 $1 {Simply winning a whole and effectively the game} O-O 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Qxf6 Rb8 {Now Dan simplifies down into a totally won endgame a piece up, with better pawns and without his opponent having any counterplay} 15. Qxd8 Rfxd8 16. b3 Rd6 17. Rf2 Kg7 18. Raf1 f6 19. Na4 a5 20. Nb2 Ra8 21. Rd2 Rd7 22. c3 Rad8 23. Nc4 Rxd3 24. Rfd1 Rxd2 25. Rxd2 Rxd2 26. Nxd2 f5 27. Kf2 Kf6 28. Kf3 h5 29. h4 f4 30. Nc4 Ke6 31. Nxa5 {and black resigned in a hopeless position.} 1-0