White strives - as usual - for the King's Indian Attack. Black steers into an English Opening and hangs pieces all over the place, starting with his Queen. White misses an elegant win but applies checkmate anyway.
Terry Gardner - Anonymous 1-0
Apr 22, 2008
A26 - English/Closed Variation
White (that's me) is intent on having bad pawn structure on the Queenside :)
[12.Qc2 Be6 13.Bb2]
12. ... Be6
[12. ... e4 is better]
now White has the advantage, even after loosening his Queenside
13. ... Ne4
protecting the Knight, which should have been done earlier with Bb2
14. ... Nc5??
[15.Rd1 most of the time, it is better to continue to apply pressure, in this case by threatening the Queen indirectly Qc8 Moves the Queen out of the line-of-fire of the Rook on d1]
15. ... Qxd6??
not good. Black wants to preserve his Queenside pawn structure, but this move puts his Queen in jeopardy. Black is in real trouble now.
Black is on drugs. He just hung his Queen out to dry.
Applying pressure to d6 (a pawn without support from other pawns) and attacking the Bishop on c3. White threatens to capture the Bishop with his Queen: if this is allowed, the White Queen will be placed on a diagonal with direct access to the Black King's position.
19. ... Bd4
Which Black ignores
worse and worse, but White misses the best continuation on the next move (this was a two-minute game and I was running out of time)
[White can demolish Black with 21.Qc4+ Kh7 22.Qxd4 b6 23.Qe5 Ng8 24.Nf7 Closing the net and threatening checkmate Rxf7 25.Qxb8 Ne7 26.Qxb6 Ne4 27.Bxe4 Rg7 (27. ... fxe4 28.Qe6 Kg7 29.b6 Ng8 30.b7 Re7 31.Qxe7+ Nxe7
now it's mate in 7)]
21. ... Bxe3 what? the rest of this is not worth repeating. White finally applies checkmate on move 47.
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