Sheffield Division 3. Phoenix C - Barnsley B. 01.10.2009
Mercy, John (Phoenix C) - Atkinson, Ron (Barnsley B) [D09]



1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.g3 Be6 6.Nbd2 Qd7 7.Bg2 0-0-0 8.a3 Bh3 9.0-0 Bxg2 10.Kxg2 Nge7 11.b4 Ng6 12.Bb2 h5 13.b5 Ncxe5 14.Bxd4 Nxf3 15.Nxf3 Qg4 16.e3 Bc5 17.Ne5
After this move Black is at least equal. [White should try 17.h3 , for example, 17...Qe6 (17...Qe4 18.Qb1 Qxb1 19.Raxb1 ) 18.Qc2 Bxd4 19.exd4 h4 20.Rfe1 Qf6 21.Qe4 is better for White.]

17...Qe6 18.Nxg6 fxg6
[Also good is 18...Qxg6 19.Qf3 (19.h4 Bxd4 20.exd4 Qe4+ ) 19...Bxd4 20.exd4 Rxd4 ]

19.f3!?
[19.Qd3 h4 ]

19...h4 20.g4 Bxd4 21.exd4 h3+
[21...Qxc4 is also better for Black]

22.Kh1 Qxc4 23.a4 Rxd4 24.Qe1 Qd5
[Also possible is 24...Rxg4 25.Rc1 (25.Qe5 Rg2 26.Qxg7 Re8 ) 25...Qf7 ]

25.Qc3
[25.Qg3 is better defending the kingside.]

25...Rd8
[25...Rd3 is very strong 26.Qxg7 (26.Qe1 Rxf3 27.Kg1 Qd4+ 28.Kh1 Qb2 29.Rg1 Rf2+- ) 26...Rxf3 ]

26.Rac1 Qd6
Blacks control of the d file with seventh rank threats against the White King means White is worse.

27.Qa1
[27.Qc5 Qf4 28.Qxa7 Rd2 29.Rf2 Rd1+ 30.Rf1 Qxf3+ ; 27.Rc2 Rd1 28.Rc1 Rd2 ]

27...Rd2 28.Qc3? Qxh2# 0-1