[Event "Club Game"] [White "Lloyd,Rebecca"] [Black "Hughes,Alexandra"] [Site "Bristol Junior Chess Club"] [Round ""] [Annotator ""] [Result "0-1"] [Date "2022.01.20"] [PlyCount "56"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 {The Four Knights Game. Simple, effective development by both Rebecca and Alexandra.} 4. Bc4 Bb4 5. a3 Bc5 (5... Bxc3 {looks like it wins a pawn but it comes out roughly level} 6. dxc3 Nxe4 7. Bxf7+ Kxf7 8. Qd5+ Kf8 9. Qxe4 )6. 0-0 0-0 7. d3 d6 8. Bg5 {Threatening 9.Nd5 and then breaking up Alexandra's king position by exchanging on f6} h6 9. Bh4 Nd4 10. b4 {Rebecca's play so far has been impeccable. Although it is hard to see, this leaves the knight on c3 unprotected - something that Alexandra immediately takes advantage of} (10. Nd5 {would be preferable} )Nxf3+ {Fantastic! Rather than move the bishop back, Alexandra plays what is called a "Zwischenzug" - an in between move with check that vacates the d4 square. Very nice!} 11. Qxf3 Bd4 {Fantastic! This is the point. Now Rebecca must give up "the exchange" - a rook for a bishop.} 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. Qg3+ Kh7 14. Rfe1 (14. Nd5 {would be better. Now Rebecca loses a piece AND the exchange - which is a whole rook.} )Bxc3 15. h3 Bxa1 16. Rxa1 f5 {Alexandra is clearly winning but she still plays with great energy} 17. exf5 d5 {Nice! Gaining a tempo and taking over the centre.} 18. Bb3 Bxf5 19. Qf3 Qd7 (19... Be6 {is more solid} )20. Bxd5 Rad8 21. Be4 (21. Bxb7 {at least gains another pawn - you never know, it might be important!} )Bxe4 22. Qxe4+ f5 {Nice! Sacrificing a pawn to open lines up for the rooks.} 23. Qxe5 Rde8 24. Re1 {I suspect that Rebecca gave up here and and decided to allow Alexandra to finish quickly.} Rxe5 25. Rxe5 Re8 26. c4 Rxe5 27. b5 Qd6 28. a4 Re1# 0-1