[Event "Bristol Congress 2023"] [Site "BGS"] [Date "2023.04.01"] [Round "2"] [White "Beaumont, Chris"] [Black "Meek, Steve"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E66"] [Annotator "Jerry"] [PlyCount "93"] [EventDate "2023.03.31"] {[%evp 0,93,19,27,18,-9,34,27,33,12,26,-15,31,18,13,11,8,28,50,-13,14,34,16,6, 7,14,-4,-18,31,16,20,20,26,37,51,70,60,70,72,72,73,47,46,50,74,73,67,67,65,60, 65,79,79,80,80,19,50,36,91,83,86,87,98,111,161,186,202,204,204,172,204,189,204, 223,211,203,242,196,231,220,277,310,453,497,537,529,659,724,1129,1436,29985, 1705,29985,29986,29987,29988]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. d4 Nc6 7. O-O Bf5 8. d5 Na5 9. Nd2 c5 10. e4 Bd7 11. Rb1 a6 12. Qc2 b5 13. b3 bxc4 (13... Rb8 {has been played many times in this position including a game between Carlsen and Nakamura but the results have not been encouraging for Black}) 14. bxc4 Rb8 {White has come out of the opening well and it will be hard work for Black to get his pieces to coordinate usefully} 15. Bb2 Qc7 16. Ne2 Rb7 17. Bc3 Rfb8 18. Rxb7 Nxb7 19. Rb1 Nd8 20. h3 Rxb1+ 21. Qxb1 Qb7 22. Qc2 (22. Qa1 {is worth considering, envisaging a similar advance of the f and g pawn, and possibly transposing into the game.}) 22... Qc7 23. f4 Ne8 24. Nf3 Bxc3 25. Qxc3 e6 26. e5 Qb6 27. exd6 {releasing the tension eases Black's cramp partially, but White is still ahead and continues to press his advantage} Qxd6 28. Ne5 h5 {Black makes a fling at the kingside but with the centre under control White will not be worried} (28... exd5 29. cxd5 Bb5 {gives hope of activating the black pieces as White cannot play a4, and Black can get close to equality e.g.} 30. Qd2 f6 31. Nf3 Qe7 32. Nc3 Nd6) 29. Qe3 Nf6 {from here Black starts to lose control as his pieces become discoordinated} (29... exd5 { is a better alternative, but even here} 30. cxd5 Qe7 $1 31. Nc3 f6 32. d6 $1 { sees White keeping the upper hand}) 30. Nc3 exd5 31. cxd5 Bb5 {the loss of tempo is significant though even if Black plays ...Qe7 and ...Nb7 White will enjoy a space advantage and more active pieces} 32. a4 Bd7 33. Nc4 {White has a won game and makes no mistake in wrapping it up} Qf8 34. Qe5 Ne8 35. Qb8 Nf6 36. Qb6 Qe7 37. Ne5 Bf5 38. Qxa6 Nd7 39. Qa7 f6 40. Nxd7 Bxd7 41. Ne4 Kg7 42. Nxc5 Qe1+ 43. Kh2 h4 44. Qxd7+ Nf7 45. gxh4 f5 46. Ne6+ Kf6 47. Ng5 1-0
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