[Event "Barrow Club Championship"] [Site "Barrow"] [Date "2019.11.25"] [Round "?"] [White "Mackenzie, Matthew"] [Black "Blower, Trevor"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B06"] [WhiteElo "2080"] [BlackElo "1554"] [Annotator "Llewellyn,Alan"] [PlyCount "57"] [EventDate "2018.09.01"] [EventType "k.o."] [EventRounds "4"] {Its fair to say when Trevor Blower meets Matthew Mackenzie, Trevor isnt the favourite to win despite his undoubted strengths, and loads of experience. Matthew can make mincemeat of anyone on his day atleast at our club, he is rated as the strongest player and often proves it. But Trevor having said that usually gives Matt a close game and Matt is completely out of practice this year just starting his campaign in the club championship. But this was not going to be a close game as Matt went for the jugular...} 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. c3 {this means it maintains its modern opening character and doesnt later transpose into a pirc defence after a possible Nf6 as played later.} c6 5. Bc4 b5 {to weakening of the light squares.} (5... Nf6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. O-O Nxe4 8. Nxe4 d5) 6. Bb3 Nf6 7. Qe2 O-O 8. O-O Qc7 9. h3 Nbd7 10. e5 Ne8 (10... dxe5 11. dxe5 Nd5 12. e6 (12. Bxd5 cxd5 13. e6 Nc5 $15) 12... fxe6 13. Qxe6+ Kh8 14. Qe2) 11. e6 fxe6 (11... Ndf6 12. exf7+ Rxf7 13. Bxf7+ Kxf7 {up too much material}) 12. Ng5 {this e6 ng5 motiff is played a lot in the Pirc Defence but it is just as strong here maybe even stronger,} Ndf6 13. Bxe6+ Kh8 14. Nf7+ Rxf7 (14... Kg8 15. Nxd6+ Kh8 16. Nxc8 Rxc8 17. Bxc8 Qxc8) 15. Bxf7 d5 16. Re1 Bf5 17. Qxe7 Qxe7 (17... Ne4 18. Qxc7) 18. Rxe7 Nd6 19. Bf4 Bf8 20. Bxd6 Ne4 (20... Bxe7 21. Bxe7 Ne4 22. f3 Kg7 23. Bxd5 cxd5 24. fxe4 dxe4 25. Na3 Kf7) 21. Be5+ Bg7 22. Bxg7+ Kxg7 23. Bxd5+ Kf6 24. Rxe4 cxd5 25. Re5 h5 26. Nd2 g5 27. Rae1 g4 28. hxg4 Bxg4 29. Re8 {forcing off the Rook and leaving a bishop vs knight and rook as remaining fighting pieces...its hopeless.} 1-0
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