(1) Fletcher,Gerald - Neil Todd [C14]
Davy Trophy, 05.03.2013



1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Bxe7 Qxe7 7.f4 c5?
Black should castle. Now white can play Nb5 threatening to win the exchange and Nd6 with check

8.Nf3
[8.Nb5! ]

8...Nc6 9.Be2 0-0 10.0-0
Up to this point my opponent had been playing pretty instantly and I was lagging behind in time as it has been years since I played this line.

10...f6
I could have taken on c5 first but wanted to add some tension to the position.

11.Qd2
I think that this is a lazy move. Simply connecting R, to complete the development, just ignores my last move. Now I can win a P.

11...cxd4 12.Nxd4
My opponent thought for so long about this that I had time to find Qc5 rather than simply winning P

12...Qc5 13.Rad1 fxe5 14.fxe5 Rxf1+ 15.Kxf1 Qxd4 16.Qxd4 Nxd4 17.Rxd4 Nxe5 18.Nb5 Bd7 19.Rf4
Another poor moves allows me to get rid of my problem B and exchange Rs

19...Bxb5 20.Bxb5 Rf8 21.Rxf8+ Kxf8
My N is so well placed it prevents his B from getting into the game.

22.b3 Ke7
[22...Ng4 23.Kg1 d4 A stronger variation.]

23.h3 Kd6 24.Be8 g6 25.Bb5 Kc5 26.Be2 Kd4 27.Ke1 Kc3 28.Kd1 Nc6 29.Bg4 Nd4 30.Kc1 e5
[30...Nxc2 31.Bxe6 d4 32.Bg4 d3 33.Bd1 d2+ 34.Kb1 Ne3 35.Bf3 Nxg2 ]

31.Bc8 Nxc2 32.Bxb7 d4 33.Kd1 d3 34.Bf3 Ne3+ 35.Ke1 d2+ 0-1