[Event "Club Game"] [White "Walt"] [Black "Rebecca"] [Site "Bristol Junior Chess Club"] [Round ""] [Annotator ""] [Result "0-1"] [Date "2022.02.04"] [PlyCount "40"] 1. e4 e5 2. f4 {Bravo Walt! The King's Gambit. This leads to very sharp positions where both sides must play very accurately.} Nc6 {Rebecca plays a very natural developing move.} (2... Bc5 {is also possible because after} 3. fxe5 Qh4+ 4. g3 Qxe4+ 5. Qe2 Qxh1 {wins a rook. 2...d5 and 2...exf4 are also popular} )3. Nf3 Nf6 {Good development again from Rebecca.} 4. fxe5 {Excellent Walt! In the King's Gambit white has to keep setting black problems and now Rebecca has to decide where to go with her KN} Nxe4 {The correct choice! } (4... Nh5 5. g4 {wins a knight} )(4... Ng4 5. d4 { and white has the centre and will soon play h3 forcing the KN to h6 when Bxh6 wrecks black's position} )(4... Ng8 {leaves black way behind in development} )5. Bc4 {Walt's instinct is correct. The bishop aims at f7 and after castling so will the rook. However, the King's Gambit is very sharp ...} Bc5 {Fast and accurate development} (5... Nxe5 {is a surprising alternative and very complicated} 6. Nxe5 Qh4+ 7. g3 Nxg3 8. Bxf7+ Kd8 {after which 9.Qg4 is the only move to save white} )6. Nc3 (6. d4 {is the obvious move as if black moves the bishop away white has a great centre and lead in development. However, } Bxd4 7. Nxd4 Qh4+ 8. g3 Nxg3 9. hxg3 Qxh1+ )Nxc3 ({Fine but Rebecca could have won a rook here} 6... Nf2 7. Qe2 Nxh1 )7. dxc3 {Walt is consistent in seeking to open up lines for his pieces} (7. bxc3 {is also a possibility following up with d4 to dominate the centre and shut out Rebecca's dangerous bishop on c5.} )0-0 {Very, very sensible. The King is in danger in thecentre and castling also adds the rook's protection to the f7 pawn (white's target in the King', Gambit} 8. Bg5 {Great move by Walt. Developing with a gain of time. Notice 8...f6 is imposssibile as the f7 pawn in pinned.} Qe8 {... and a great reply by Rebecca lining the queen up against Walt's king. Note that Walt can't castle because of Rebecca's bishop on c5} 9. Qd5 {Again very active play by Walt eyeing up the f7 square and preparing to castle queenside. Safer, however, would have been } (9. Qe2 )d6 {Brilliant! Breaking open the position with Walt's king still in the centre. Danger lurks!} 10. e6 {Up until here the game has been of the highest quality by both players. It is very difficult to maintain such a high standard and maybe the pressure gets to both players here. } (10. 0-0-0 {might give up a pawn but the game is still on} )(10. Bf4 {is also a possibility} )Qxe6+ {This gives Rebecca an advantage but much stronger was ...} (10... Bxe6 {setting up a devastating discovered check on the e-file} )11. Kf1 {A difficult decision. Objectively Qxe6 is probably best - accepting that his position is worse but not lost. It is natural, however, to want to keep as many pieces on } Na5 12. Be3 (12. Re1 Qxd5 (12... Nxc4 13. Rxe6 Bxe6 )13. Bxd5 {and maybe white is not so bad. He has the threat of b4 forking the bishop and knight - and control the e-file} )Nxc4 {Rebecca is clearly winning. } (12... Qxe3 {however threatens mate on f2} 13. Qd2 Nxc4 {and Rebecca should have no problem winning} )13. Qd3 Nxe3+ 14. Kf2 Bd7 {That's cool! Absolutely the correct instict to complete development and bring more pieces into the attack.} 15. Ng5 {Walt's not going to lie down. The threat is Qxh7 mate!} Ng4+ 16. Kg3 Qf5 {preventing mate and closing the net around the white king} 17. Qd1 Qxg5 (17... Bf2+ 18. Kh3 Ne3+ 19. g4 Qxg4+ 20. Qxg4 Bxg4# )18. h4 Qg6 19. Qxg4 Qxg4+ 20. Kh2 Qxh4# 0-1