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12 Sep 2017

C64 Spanish Game: Classical Defence (3...Bc5) except 4.O-O Nf6 (5.O-O)

C64 Spanish Game: Classical Defence (3...Bc5) except 4.O-O Nf6 (5.O-O)

A game from a bit over thirteen years ago features some tactical errors. Not by any means a perfect game which might be actually a good thing so that one could learn from the mistakes made in this game and not do similar mistakes in their own games. The first bad decision was made by me on move 14. I played 14...b5, hoping perhaps that my opponent would take with the a-pawn and in that way fix my pawn structure. The move 14...b5 weakened the pawn on c6 a bit, leaving it to be protected only by pieces.

If my opponent, ZaBlanc, would have actually taken on b5 with her or his pawn, I would have been on the clearly worse side of the board. ZaBlanc played 15.Nf3 instead, which gave me an opportunity to get back into the game, unfortunately I failed to take advantage of the sloppy move and played a move that made my position worse again. I should have moved my a-pawn to a5 on move 15, but moved my knight to g6 instead. The problem with my 15th move is that it did not take into consideration the continuation 16.axb5 cxb5 17.Ra6. It should be clear that White is in the driver's seat after that continuation. Both players missed this idea and ZaBlanc then played 16.d4, allowing the position to even out again. For a few moves the game indeed remained to be equally fought, but then with my 19th move I gave another opportunity to ZaBlanc to run away with the game.

ZaBlanc's advantage did not last long, already with the move 23.Qxd4 my opponent threw away the advantage she or he had gained. I replied with a horrible move 23...c5 and I gave the advantage back to my opponent. However, ZaBlanc insisted on continuing the game evenly with the next move seen in the game, 24.Qc4. My first opportunity to gain an advantage came when ZaBlanc played 27.Qd4. I continued with the move 27...Qc7. From c7 the queen attacked both the pawn on g3 and the pawn on c2.

Everything went well for me, until we reached the position in which I played 32...Rxe4?? My 32nd move was only good enough for an even position.

Taking the pawn was a mistake that could have thrown the win away, but the reply 33.Rxe4 enabled my winning conditions again. I did not waste my second chance to get a winning advantage and I was able to maintain my advantage to the end of the game. After my 42nd move e4+ my opponent resigned.

Game number two. This was played at Red Hot Pawn in 2004. This was my 16th correspondence chess game at the site. At the time I am typing this, I have finished 526 games there. When my opponent played the risky looking 17.g4, the first sign of trouble was seen on the board. I moved my rook to f8, which was one of the best squares for the piece. Arian10 continued with 18.Qe6 and then I failed to find a good move and moved my rook again, this time to f6 in order to defend the knight on c6. The strongest move for me was 18...Qh4.

It is no wonder to me that I was not confident enough to leave the knight hanging on c6, because I do not intentionally give free pieces, unless I can see a forced win. Arian10 then played Qe4 and after that I made two disastrous move in a row, first 19...a6 and 20...cxd4 in reply to 20.Nxd4. At that moment I was in a losing position, unfortunately my opponent continued with the move 21.Bxd4 and equality on the board was reached once again.

In order to keep the position even, I needed to play 21...Nxd4. I did not play it and I was heading towards a loss again with the move 21...Rd6?? The game featured one more huge blunder and luckily for me, it was arian10 who played that blunder.

The game continued up to my 43rd move after which my opponent saw that further resistance was futile.

Game number three. This was played on the third round of the WORLD OPEN RAPID tournament that was played at the FIDE Online Arena on April 11th 2015. The game below finally ended the losing streak that had lasted five games. On the next two rounds of the tournament I continued winning, so I finished the tournament with a decent score of 3 out of 5. Actually only four of those games were actually played, so I scored in the actually played games 2 out of the 4 possible points. The game was played rather evenly up to the move 11...Nxh5. With my opponent's 12th move, g3, the game started to look worse for goscinone. I played perhaps the best reply 12...Nf6 and I was slightly better. The game continued with the moves 13.b4 Bb6 and then my opponent's position went further down the drain with the move 14.Kg2.

Goscinone's move was, however, clearly worse than the one suggested in the living diagram above. I should have continued by playing 14...a5, but instead I moved c-pawn to the 5th rank, which was a bad decision and it was only good enough for an equal position. The game continued with the moves 15.bxc5 Bxc5 and then goscinone went downhill again with the move 16.Nb5. Much better alternative was to move the knight to b3 and drive the bishop away from c5. The knight on b5 only attacked the pawn on c7, but otherwise it was doing nothing there. I moved my bishop to b6 in order to defend the pawn on c7 and then the a-pawn started to run up the board with the move 17.a4. The idea behind it was to play a5 next and win the c-pawn. I did not have to allow that and I chose to play 17...a6. A better move for me was 17...Bd7. I still remained on the better side of the board, but only slightly. One of the moves that could have meant a loss was seen on the board when goscinone played 19.Nf5.

Goscinone's 19th move turned out to be the starting point for my opponent's downfall. Even though I played rather poorly at times during the remainder of the game, I still remained on the better side of the board for the last part of the game. The game only ended after I played 48...b1Q. In that position I had a queen, a rook and two pawns against three pawns of my opponent.

[Event "Corr game 9.8.2004-10.9.2004"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2004.08.09"] [Round "?"] [White "ZaBlanc"] [Black "Vierjoki, Timo"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C64"] [WhiteElo "1567"] [BlackElo "1837"] [Annotator "Stockfish 8 64 POPCNT (30s), TV"] [PlyCount "84"] [EventDate "2004.??.??"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation} 4. Bxc6 (4. b4 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Spanish Wing Gambit}) (4. c3 Bb6 { Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Charousek Variation} (4... d5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Konikowski Gambit}) (4... f5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Cordel Gambit})) (4. O-O Nf6 5. c3 O-O 6. d4 Bb6 7. Bg5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Modern Main Line}) 4... dxc6 5. O-O {C64 Spanish Game: Classical Defence (3...Bc5) except 4.O-O Nf6} Bg4 6. h3 Bxf3 7. Qxf3 Ne7 (7... Nf6 8. d3 h6 (8... O-O 9. Be3 Bd4 10. Bxd4 Qxd4 11. Nc3 Rad8 12. Rab1 b5 13. a3 a5 14. Qe3 Qxe3 15. fxe3 b4 16. Na4 b3 17. Nc5 bxc2 18. Rbc1 Nd7 19. Rxc2 Nxc5 20. Rxc5 Rxd3 21. Rxa5 Rxe3 22. Rxe5 Rb3 23. Rf2 {Labanda, J-Polan,R (1739) San Antonio 2014 1/2-1/2}) 9. Qg3 Qe7 10. Nd2 Nh5 11. Qg4 Nf6 12. Qg3 Nh5 13. Qg4 g6 14. Nc4 b5 15. Na5 Bb6 16. Nb3 Nf6 17. Qf3 g5 18. a4 a5 19. Qf5 Nh5 20. Kh2 b4 21. Be3 Ng7 22. Qg4 {Hrbolka,L (2250)-Gutdeutsch,O (2180) Decin 1997 0-1 (43)}) 8. Qb3 $146 {White threatens to win material: Qb3xb7} (8. Nc3 O-O 9. d3 Re8 10. Ne2 Qd6 11. Ng3 Rad8 12. h4 Qe6 13. Bg5 f6 14. Be3 Bb6 15. Bxb6 axb6 16. Rfe1 Rf8 17. Nf5 Nxf5 18. Qxf5 Qxf5 19. exf5 Rd4 20. g3 c5 21. Re3 Re8 22. Kg2 Kf7 {Garcia,E-Finlayson,M Mingara 2000 0-1 (45)}) (8. Qe2 Qd6 9. c3 Ng6 10. b4 Bb6 11. a4 a5 12. b5 Nf4 13. Qg4 h5 14. Qxg7 O-O-O 15. d4 Rhg8 16. Qxe5 Nxh3+ 17. Kh2 Qxe5+ 18. dxe5 Nxf2 19. bxc6 Rg4 20. cxb7+ Kxb7 21. Nd2 Rdg8 22. Rxf2 Bxf2 {De Saint Amant,P-Cochrane,J London 1842 0-1}) 8... Bb6 ( 8... a5 9. Nc3 $11 (9. Qxb7 $4 {taking the pawn will cause White grave problems } a4 $19)) 9. d3 $14 O-O 10. Bg5 Kh8 11. Nd2 f6 12. Be3 Qe8 13. a4 Bxe3 14. fxe3 b5 (14... b6 $5 $11) 15. Nf3 (15. axb5 cxb5 16. Ra6 h6 $16) 15... Ng6 ( 15... a5 $14) 16. d4 (16. axb5 $5 cxb5 17. Ra6 $16) 16... Rb8 (16... exd4 $5 { should not be overlooked} 17. exd4 Qxe4 18. axb5 cxb5 19. Qxb5 Qxc2 $11) 17. axb5 $14 Rxb5 18. Qc3 exd4 19. exd4 (19. Nxd4 Rb7 $14) 19... Qb8 (19... Qxe4 $5 {deserves consideration} 20. Rfe1 Qd5 $11) 20. b3 Qb6 21. Ra4 c5 22. Rfa1 cxd4 23. Qxd4 (23. Nxd4 Rd8 24. Qc6 Qxc6 25. Nxc6 Rd7 $16) 23... c5 (23... a5 24. Kh1 $11) 24. Qc4 (24. Qe3 $5 $16) 24... a5 (24... Rb4 25. Qa6 Qxa6 26. Rxa6 Rxe4 27. R1a5 $11) 25. g3 {Prevents intrusion on f4+h4} (25. Kh1 $5 $14) 25... Rb4 $11 26. Rxb4 cxb4+ 27. Qd4 (27. Kg2 $5 $11 {might be a viable alternative}) 27... Qc7 $17 28. Qf2 Re8 29. Re1 Ne5 30. Nxe5 Rxe5 (30... fxe5 $6 31. Rd1 $11) 31. Kg2 (31. Re2 h6 $17) 31... Qc6 32. g4 Rxe4 $4 {allows the opponent back into the game} (32... Kg8 $142 $17) 33. Rxe4 $4 {throwing away the advantage} ( 33. Qf3 $142 {the only rescuing move} Qxc2+ 34. Kg3 Qc7+ 35. Kg2 Qc2+ 36. Kg3 $11) 33... Qxe4+ $19 34. Kg3 Kg8 (34... Qe5+ $142 {seems even better} 35. Kg2 h5 $19) 35. Qc5 $4 {leading to a quick end} (35. Qd2 $142 $19) 35... Qe5+ 36. Qxe5 fxe5 37. Kf3 Kf7 38. h4 (38. Kf2 {cannot change what is in store for White } Ke6 39. Kf3 Kd5 40. h4 e4+ 41. Ke3 Ke5 42. h5 h6 43. Ke2 Kf4 44. Kf2 e3+ 45. Ke2 Ke4 46. Kd1 Kf3 47. Ke1 e2 48. Kd2 Kf2 49. Kd3 e1=Q 50. Kd4 Qd1+ 51. Ke5 Qxc2 52. g5 Qxb3 53. gxh6 Qe3+ 54. Kd6 gxh6 55. Kd7 b3 56. Kc6 b2 57. Kb5 b1=Q+ 58. Kc6 Qbb6+ 59. Kd7 Qee6#) 38... g6 39. Ke4 Ke6 40. g5 (40. Kd3 {a fruitless try to alter the course of the game} Kd5 41. h5 e4+ 42. Kd2 gxh5 43. gxh5 Ke5 44. Ke3 h6 45. Ke2 Kf4 46. Kd1 e3 47. Ke2 Ke4 48. Kd1 Kf3 49. Ke1 e2 50. Kd2 Kf2 51. Kd3 e1=Q 52. Kd4 Qe6 53. c3 bxc3 54. Kxc3 Ke3 55. Kb2 Kd4 56. b4 axb4 57. Ka1 Kc3 58. Kb1 Qb3+ 59. Ka1 Qb2#) 40... Kd6 41. Ke3 (41. Kf3 {doesn't do any good} Kd5 42. Ke3 e4 43. Ke2 Kd4 44. Kd2 e3+ 45. Kd1 Ke4 46. Ke2 Kf4 47. Kd1 Kf3 48. Ke1 e2 49. Kd2 Kf2 50. Kd3 e1=Q 51. Kd4 Qd2+ 52. Kc5 Qxc2+ 53. Kd6 Qxb3 54. h5 Qe3 55. hxg6 hxg6 56. Kd7 b3 57. Kc6 b2 58. Kb5 b1=Q+ 59. Kc6 Qbb6+ 60. Kd7 Qee6#) 41... Kd5 42. Kd3 e4+ (42... e4+ 43. Ke3 Ke5 44. Kd2 Kf4 45. c3 e3+ 46. Kd3 bxc3 47. Kxc3 e2 48. Kd2 Kf3 49. h5 gxh5 50. b4 a4 51. g6 hxg6 52. b5 a3 53. Kc2 e1=Q 54. Kb3 Qe3+ 55. Kc4 a2 56. Kd5 a1=Q 57. Kc6 Qf6+ 58. Kd7 Qee7+ 59. Kc8 Qff8#) 0-1 [Event "Corr game 9.8.2004-23.9.2004"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2004.08.09"] [Round "?"] [White "arian10"] [Black "Vierjoki, Timo"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C64"] [WhiteElo "1557"] [BlackElo "1838"] [Annotator "Stockfish 8 64 POPCNT (30s), TV"] [PlyCount "86"] [EventDate "2004.??.??"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation} 4. Bxc6 (4. b4 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Spanish Wing Gambit}) (4. c3 Bb6 { Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Charousek Variation} (4... d5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Konikowski Gambit}) (4... f5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Cordel Gambit})) (4. O-O Nf6 5. c3 O-O 6. d4 Bb6 7. Bg5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Modern Main Line}) 4... dxc6 5. O-O {C64 Spanish Game: Classical Defence (3...Bc5) except 4.O-O Nf6} Bg4 6. h3 Bxf3 7. Qxf3 Ne7 (7... Nf6 8. d3 h6 (8... O-O 9. Be3 Bd4 10. Bxd4 Qxd4 11. Nc3 Rad8 12. Rab1 b5 13. a3 a5 14. Qe3 Qxe3 15. fxe3 b4 16. Na4 b3 17. Nc5 bxc2 18. Rbc1 Nd7 19. Rxc2 Nxc5 20. Rxc5 Rxd3 21. Rxa5 Rxe3 22. Rxe5 Rb3 23. Rf2 {Labanda, J-Polan,R (1739) San Antonio 2014 1/2-1/2}) 9. Qg3 Qe7 10. Nd2 Nh5 11. Qg4 Nf6 12. Qg3 Nh5 13. Qg4 g6 14. Nc4 b5 15. Na5 Bb6 16. Nb3 Nf6 17. Qf3 g5 18. a4 a5 19. Qf5 Nh5 20. Kh2 b4 21. Be3 Ng7 22. Qg4 {Hrbolka,L (2250)-Gutdeutsch,O (2180) Decin 1997 0-1 (43)}) 8. c3 $146 {Controls b4+d4} (8. Nc3 O-O 9. d3 Re8 10. Ne2 Qd6 11. Ng3 Rad8 12. h4 Qe6 13. Bg5 f6 14. Be3 Bb6 15. Bxb6 axb6 16. Rfe1 Rf8 17. Nf5 Nxf5 18. Qxf5 Qxf5 19. exf5 Rd4 20. g3 c5 21. Re3 Re8 22. Kg2 Kf7 {Garcia, E-Finlayson,M Mingara 2000 0-1 (45)}) (8. Qe2 Qd6 9. c3 Ng6 10. b4 Bb6 11. a4 a5 12. b5 Nf4 13. Qg4 h5 14. Qxg7 O-O-O 15. d4 Rhg8 16. Qxe5 Nxh3+ 17. Kh2 Qxe5+ 18. dxe5 Nxf2 19. bxc6 Rg4 20. cxb7+ Kxb7 21. Nd2 Rdg8 22. Rxf2 Bxf2 { De Saint Amant,P-Cochrane,J London 1842 0-1}) (8. d3 a5 $11) 8... O-O 9. Rd1 ( 9. d3 a5 $11) 9... f5 $15 10. d4 exd4 11. cxd4 Bxd4 (11... Bb6 12. e5 $15) 12. Qb3+ $11 {White forks: b7} Kh8 13. Be3 c5 14. Nc3 b6 (14... f4 15. Ne2 fxe3 16. fxe3 $11) 15. Nb5 {White threatens to win material: Nb5xd4} (15. Qa4 fxe4 16. Bxd4 cxd4 17. Rxd4 Qe8 $11) 15... Nc6 $11 16. exf5 Rxf5 17. g4 (17. Qe6 $142 { would keep White in the game} Rf6 18. Qg4 $11) 17... Rf8 $17 18. Qe6 Rf6 { Black threatens to win material: Rf6xe6} (18... Qh4 $5 19. Qxc6 Bxe3 20. fxe3 Qg3+ (20... Qxh3 $6 21. Re1 $11) 21. Kh1 Qxh3+ 22. Kg1 Qxe3+ 23. Kh1 Qh3+ 24. Kg1 Qg3+ (24... Qxg4+ $6 25. Qg2 Qf4 26. Rf1 Qe3+ 27. Kh1 $15) 25. Kh1 Qxg4 $17 ) 19. Qe4 $15 a6 $4 {gives the opponent counterplay} (19... Qg8 $142 {and Black hangs on} 20. Nxd4 cxd4 21. Bxd4 Nxd4 22. Rxd4 Raf8 $15) 20. Nxd4 $16 ( 20. Bxd4 $6 cxd4 21. Rac1 axb5 22. Rxc6 Rxc6 (22... Rxa2 $2 {is nothing because of} 23. Rxf6 gxf6 24. Rxd4 $18) 23. Qxc6 Rc8 $11) 20... cxd4 $2 (20... Nxd4 $142 21. Bg5 Qf8 22. Bxf6 Re8 23. Bxg7+ Kxg7 24. Rxd4 Rxe4 25. Rxe4 Qf6 $18) 21. Bxd4 $4 {a weak move, ruining a winning position} (21. Bg5 {makes it even easier for White} Qe8 22. Qxe8+ Rxe8 23. Bxf6 gxf6 $18) 21... Rd6 $4 { with this move Black loses his initiative} (21... Nxd4 $142 {would bring relief } 22. Rxd4 Qg8 $11) 22. Bxg7+ $1 $18 {it's all over} Kxg7 23. Rxd6 Qxd6 24. Rc1 Nd4 (24... Qe7 25. Qxc6 Rc8 $18) 25. Qxa8 (25. Rxc7+ $142 $1 {and White has prevailed} Qxc7 26. Qxd4+ Kg6 27. Qe4+ Kg7 28. Qxa8 $18) 25... Ne2+ $19 26. Kf1 (26. Kg2 {doesn't improve anything} Nxc1 27. Qxa6 Qd5+ 28. Kg1 Nd3 $19) 26... Nxc1 27. Qxa6 (27. a3 $19 {what else?}) 27... Qd3+ 28. Qxd3 Nxd3 29. Ke2 (29. b3 Nc1 30. Ke1 Nxa2 31. Kd1 $19) 29... Nxb2 30. Kd2 c5 (30... Kf6 $142 $19 { seems even better}) 31. f4 (31. Ke2 Nc4 32. Kd3 $19) 31... Nc4+ 32. Kd3 Nd6 33. a4 Kf6 34. h4 {White prepares g5} (34. Kc3 {doesn't change the outcome of the game} Ke6 35. Kd2 Kd5 36. Kd3 c4+ 37. Ke3 Nf7 38. f5 Ke5 39. f6 Kd5 40. h4 Ke5 41. g5 Kd5 42. a5 bxa5 43. Kf4 c3 44. Ke3 Kc4 45. h5 Nxg5 46. h6 Nf7 47. Ke2 Kd4 48. Kd1 Kd3 49. Kc1 c2 50. Kb2 Kd2 51. Kb3 c1=Q 52. Ka4 Qc5 53. Kb3 Qc2+ 54. Ka3 Nd6 55. f7 Nc4#) 34... Ke6 (34... h5 35. gxh5 Kg7 36. Kc3 Kh6 37. Kb2 Kxh5 38. f5 Nxf5 39. Kb3 Kxh4 40. Kc4 Nd6+ 41. Kb3 Kg4 42. Kc2 Kf5 43. a5 bxa5 44. Kb1 c4 45. Kc2 Nb5 46. Kd1 c3 47. Kc1 Nd4 48. Kb1 c2+ 49. Kc1 Kf4 50. Kd2 Ke4 51. Kc1 Kd3 52. Kb2 Kd2 53. Ka1 c1=Q+ 54. Ka2 Qc2+ 55. Ka1 Nb3#) 35. h5 Kd5 {Black prepares the advance c4} 36. g5 (36. Ke3 {does not win a prize} c4 37. a5 bxa5 38. Kd2 Kd4 39. g5 Nf5 40. g6 c3+ 41. Kc1 hxg6 42. h6 Nxh6 43. f5 Kd3 44. f6 c2 45. f7 Nxf7 46. Kb2 Kd2 47. Kb3 c1=Q 48. Ka4 Qc5 49. Kb3 Qc2+ 50. Ka3 Qb1 51. Ka4 Qb4#) 36... c4+ 37. Kc3 (37. Ke3 {is not much help} Nf5+ 38. Ke2 h6 39. a5 bxa5 40. gxh6 Nxh6 41. f5 Kd4 42. Kd2 c3+ 43. Kc2 Nxf5 44. h6 Nxh6 45. Kc1 Kd3 46. Kd1 c2+ 47. Kc1 Nf5 48. Kb2 Kd2 49. Ka3 c1=Q+ 50. Ka4 Qc5 51. Kb3 Nd4+ 52. Ka2 Qc2+ 53. Ka1 Nb3#) 37... Ne4+ (37... Kc5 38. g6 hxg6 39. a5 bxa5 40. h6 Nf7 41. f5 gxf5 42. h7 Nh8 43. Kb2 Kd4 44. Kc2 c3 45. Kb3 Kd3 46. Ka4 c2 47. Kxa5 Kd4 48. Kb6 c1=Q 49. Kb7 Kd5 50. Kb6 Qc6+ 51. Ka5 Qb7 52. Ka4 Kc4 53. Ka3 Qb3#) 38. Kc2 (38. Kb2 {a fruitless try to alter the course of the game} Kd4 39. Kc2 c3 40. h6 Nd6 41. a5 bxa5 42. f5 Nf7 43. g6 hxg6 44. fxg6 Nxh6 45. g7 Ng8 46. Kc1 Kd3 47. Kd1 c2+ 48. Kc1 a4 49. Kb2 a3+ 50. Kxa3 c1=Q+ 51. Ka2 Qc4+ 52. Ka1 Qb5 53. Ka2 Kc2 54. Ka1 Qb2#) 38... Kd4 39. g6 (39. h6 {does not solve anything} c3 40. g6 Nf6 41. gxh7 Nxh7 42. f5 Kc4 43. a5 bxa5 44. f6 Nxf6 45. h7 Nxh7 46. Kc1 Kd3 47. Kd1 c2+ 48. Kc1 Ng5 49. Kb2 Ne4 50. Kc1 Nc5 51. Kb2 Kd2 52. Ka1 c1=Q+ 53. Ka2 Qc2+ 54. Ka1 Nb3#) 39... hxg6 40. hxg6 (40. h6 { does not help much} Nf6 41. a5 bxa5 42. f5 gxf5 43. h7 Nxh7 44. Kd2 c3+ 45. Kc2 f4 46. Kb3 f3 47. Ka4 f2 48. Kb5 c2 49. Kb6 f1=Q 50. Ka7 Qf7+ 51. Kb6 c1=Q 52. Kxa5 Qa7+ 53. Kb4 Qc4#) 40... c3 41. g7 (41. f5 {doesn't get the bull off the ice} Nf6 42. g7 Kc4 43. a5 bxa5 44. g8=Q+ Nxg8 45. f6 Nxf6 46. Kb1 Kd3 47. Ka1 c2 48. Kb2 a4 49. Kc1 Ne4 50. Kb2 Nc5 51. Ka1 c1=Q+ 52. Ka2 Qc2+ 53. Ka1 Nb3#) 41... Nf6 42. f5 Kc4 43. Kc1 (43. a5 {cannot change what is in store for White} bxa5 44. g8=Q+ Nxg8 45. f6 Nxf6 46. Kb1 Kd3 47. Ka1 Nd5 48. Kb1 Kd2 49. Ka2 c2 50. Kb2 c1=Q+ 51. Kb3 Qc3+ 52. Ka2 Nb4+ 53. Kb1 Qc1#) 43... Kb3 (43... Kb3 44. a5 bxa5 45. g8=Q+ Nxg8 46. f6 Nxf6 47. Kd1 Kb2 48. Ke2 c2 49. Ke3 c1=Q+ 50. Kf3 Qf1+ 51. Kg3 Ne4+ 52. Kg4 Qf6 53. Kh3 Qf5+ 54. Kg2 Qf2+ 55. Kh3 Qg3#) (43... Kd3 44. a5 bxa5 45. g8=Q Nxg8 46. f6 Nxf6 47. Kb1 Nd5 48. Ka2 Nb6 49. Ka1 c2 50. Kb2 Kd2 51. Ka1 c1=Q+ 52. Ka2 Nc4 53. Kb3 Qc2#) 0-1 [Event "Tournament 28843065"] [Site "online arena"] [Date "2015.04.11"] [Round "3"] [White "goscinone"] [Black "Vierjoki, Timo"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C64"] [WhiteElo "1274"] [BlackElo "1835"] [Annotator "Stockfish 8 64 POPCNT (30s), TV"] [PlyCount "96"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation} 4. Bxc6 (4. b4 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Spanish Wing Gambit}) (4. c3 Bb6 { Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Charousek Variation} (4... d5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Konikowski Gambit})) 4... dxc6 5. O-O {C64 Spanish Game: Classical Defence (3...Bc5) except 4.O-O Nf6} Qe7 (5... Bg4 6. h3 h5 7. d3 Qf6 8. Be3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 Qxf3 10. gxf3 Bd6 11. Nd2 Ne7 12. Nc4 Ng6 13. Nxd6+ cxd6 14. Kh2 f6 15. Rg1 Kf7 16. Kg3 a6 17. h4 f5 18. f4 Nxf4 19. Bxf4 exf4+ 20. Kxf4 {Obertin, F-Monaville,G (2215) Luxembourg 1993 1/2-1/2 (34)}) 6. d4 (6. h3 Nf6 7. d3 Bd7 8. Nfd2 O-O-O 9. Nc4 Be6 10. Nbd2 Bxc4 11. Nxc4 h6 12. Qe2 g6 13. Be3 Nh5 14. Bxc5 Qxc5 15. Qe3 Qd4 16. Qxd4 exd4 17. f4 Rhe8 18. Ne5 Re7 19. Rae1 g5 20. Ng4 Nxf4 {Jimenez Dominguez,A (1690)-Martin Capitan,F (2114) Barcelona 2016 0-1 (35)}) 6... exd4 7. Nxd4 Qe5 $146 (7... Nf6 8. Bg5 O-O (8... Bg4 9. Qd2 Qxe4 10. Nc3 Qe5 11. Bxf6 Qxf6 12. Rfe1+ Kd8 13. Nxc6+ Kc8 14. Ne5 Bd6 15. Nxg4 Qh4 16. Qe2 Kd7 17. Rad1 Rhe8 18. Ne5+ Rxe5 19. Qxe5 f6 20. Qg3 Qh5 21. Nb5 Qc5 22. Nxd6 cxd6 23. Qh3+ {Danitz,N (779)-Muchow,S Rotenburg/Wuemme 2006 1-0}) 9. Nb3 Bd6 10. Nc3 Be6 11. Qf3 Be5 12. Rfe1 Rad8 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. e5 Bg5 15. Qe4 f5 16. exf6 Rxf6 17. Nd4 Rd6 18. Nxe6 Rdxe6 19. Qc4 Kh8 20. Rxe6 Rxe6 21. Rd1 Qf7 22. g3 {Oliveira,T (1551)-Mendes,M (1816) Oeiras 2015 0-1 (64)}) ( 7... Nf6 8. c3 $11) 8. c3 {Secures b4+d4} Nf6 9. Re1 O-O (9... Nxe4 $2 { leads to nothing} 10. Nd2 f5 11. Nxe4 fxe4 12. Qf3 exf3 13. Rxe5+ Kf7 14. Rxc5 fxg2 15. Bf4 $18) 10. f4 Qh5 11. Qxh5 Nxh5 12. g3 (12. Be3 $5 $11 {must be considered}) 12... Nf6 $15 13. b4 Bb6 14. Kg2 (14. Bb2 a5 15. a3 axb4 16. axb4 Rxa1 17. Bxa1 c5 18. bxc5 Bxc5 $17) 14... c5 (14... a5 $142 $5 15. bxa5 Bxa5 $17) 15. bxc5 $11 Bxc5 16. Nb5 (16. Ba3 $5 {should not be overlooked} Bxa3 17. Nxa3 $11) 16... Bb6 17. a4 a6 {Black threatens to win material: a6xb5} 18. Nd4 Rd8 19. Nf5 $2 (19. Bb2 $142 $5 $15 {is worth consideration}) 19... Bxf5 (19... Re8 $142 $5 20. Nd4 Rxe4 21. Rxe4 Nxe4 $19) 20. exf5 $17 Rd3 (20... Re8 21. Rxe8+ Rxe8 22. Kf1 $17) 21. Kh3 (21. a5 $5 Bc5 22. Ra2 $17) 21... Re8 22. Rxe8+ Nxe8 23. Nd2 (23. Ra2 $17) 23... Rxc3 $19 24. Ne4 Rd3 (24... Rc4 $5 25. Nd2 Rc2 26. Ne4 $19) 25. Bb2 (25. Ra2 Bd4 $17) 25... Nd6 (25... Re3 26. a5 Bxa5 27. Nc5 $19) 26. Nxd6 $17 Rxd6 (26... cxd6 $6 27. f6 $15) 27. Re1 (27. a5 Bc5 $17) 27... Kf8 (27... f6 $5 28. Ba3 Rd8 29. Kg4 $19) 28. Rc1 c5 (28... Rd5 29. f6 gxf6 30. Bxf6 $17) 29. Be5 Rc6 30. Rd1 $2 (30. Rb1 $142 $17) 30... Bc7 $19 31. Bxc7 $4 {leading to a quick end} (31. Rb1 f6 32. Ba1 $19) 31... Rxc7 32. Rd8+ ( 32. a5 {does not improve anything} c4 $19) 32... Ke7 33. Rg8 (33. Rd1 {is the last straw} c4 34. a5 $19) 33... Kf6 (33... c4 34. f6+ Kxf6 35. Rd8 c3 36. Rd6+ Kf5 37. Rd5+ Ke4 38. Re5+ Kd3 39. Rd5+ Ke3 40. Rd1 c2 41. Rc1 Kd2 42. Ra1 c1=Q 43. Rxc1 Rxc1 44. Kg2 b5 45. axb5 axb5 46. g4 b4 47. f5 b3 48. f6 gxf6 49. Kf3 b2 50. g5 Rc3+ 51. Kg4 b1=Q 52. gxf6 Qe4+ 53. Kh5 Rc5+ 54. Kh6 Qg6#) 34. g4 g6 (34... c4 35. Rd8 c3 $19) 35. fxg6 (35. Re8 {cannot undo what has already been done} c4 36. a5 Rc5 $19) 35... hxg6 36. g5+ (36. a5 {otherwise it's curtains at once} c4 37. Re8 $19) 36... Kf5 37. Kg3 c4 38. Rd8 c3 39. Rd5+ (39. Kf3 { does not save the day} c2 40. Rd5+ Ke6 41. Re5+ Kd6 42. Re1 c1=Q 43. Rxc1 Rxc1 44. a5 b5 45. axb6 a5 46. f5 a4 47. fxg6 fxg6 48. b7 Rb1 49. b8=R Rxb8 50. Ke4 a3 51. h4 a2 52. h5 a1=Q 53. hxg6 Rb4+ 54. Kd3 Qa3+ 55. Kc2 Rb2+ 56. Kd1 Qa1#) 39... Ke6 40. Re5+ (40. Rd1 {does not help much} c2 41. Re1+ Kd6 42. a5 c1=Q 43. Rxc1 Rxc1 44. f5 Rg1+ 45. Kf2 Rxg5 46. h3 Rxf5+ 47. Ke1 Rxa5 48. h4 Rc5 49. h5 gxh5 50. Kd1 b5 51. Ke2 b4 52. Kd1 b3 53. Ke2 b2 54. Kd1 b1=Q+ 55. Ke2 Qb3 56. Kf2 Rc2+ 57. Ke1 Qb1#) 40... Kd6 41. Re1 b5 42. axb5 axb5 43. Kg4 c2 44. Rc1 (44. h4 {cannot change destiny} b4 45. h5 b3 46. hxg6 fxg6 47. f5 c1=Q 48. Rxc1 Rxc1 49. f6 Rf1 50. f7 b2 51. f8=Q+ Rxf8 52. Kh3 b1=Q 53. Kg2 Qd3 54. Kh2 Rf2+ 55. Kg1 Qf1#) 44... b4 45. Kf3 (45. Kh4 {doesn't change the outcome of the game} b3 46. Kg3 Kd7 47. Re1 b2 48. Re4 Rc3+ 49. Kf2 c1=Q 50. Rd4+ Ke7 51. Re4+ Kf8 52. h3 b1=Q 53. Re1 Qxe1+ 54. Kg2 Qa2#) 45... b3 46. Ke3 (46. Kf2 { is no salvation} b2 47. Re1 c1=Q 48. Re2 Qxf4+ 49. Kg2 b1=Q 50. Rd2+ Qxd2+ 51. Kh3 Qf5+ 52. Kh4 Qdxg5#) 46... b2 47. Rxc2 (47. Kd2 {cannot change what is in store for White} bxc1=Q+ 48. Kxc1 Kd5 49. h3 Kd4 50. Kd2 c1=Q+ 51. Ke2 Qxf4 52. h4 Rc1 53. h5 Qe3#) 47... Rxc2 48. h4 (48. Kf3 {does not save the day} b1=Q 49. h3 Qb3+ 50. Kg4 Rg2+ 51. Kh4 Qg3#) 48... b1=Q (48... b1=Q 49. f5 Qb3+ 50. Kf4 Rc4#) 0-1