(48) Bernard,R (1416) - Clymer,C (1368) [A21]
Metro Chess Club G/30, 12.10.2006



1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 f5 3.d3
[ 3.g3 ; 3.d4 ]

3...Nf6 4.g3 Nc6 5.Bg2 Bb4 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.Bxc3 d5 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.Nf3
[ 9.Qb3 Nxc3 10.Bxc6+ ( 10.Qxc3 Qf6 ; 10.bxc3 ) 10...bxc6 11.Qxc3 Qf6 ( 11...Qd6 12.Nf3 ) 12.Nf3 e4 13.Qxf6 gxf6 14.dxe4 Rb8 15.b3 fxe4 16.Nd2 f5 17.Rc1+/= ]

9...Nxc3 10.bxc3 Be6 11.0-0 Qd7 12.Ng5
[ 12.Qa4 ]

12...h6 13.Nxe6 Qxe6 14.Qa4
[ 14.Rb1 Rb8 15.Rb5!+/- ]

14...g5 15.Bxc6+??
[ 15.Rab1 0-0-0 16.Qb5+- ]

15...Qxc6 16.Qxc6+ bxc6 17.Rab1 Kd7 18.Rb3
[ 18.Rb7 RB, continuing 18...Rhb8 19.Rfb1 Rxb7 20.Rxb7 Kc8 ( 20...c5= DM) 21.Rb4 Rb8 22.Rxb8+ Kxb8 23.c4 declaring this "much better".]

18...Rab8 19.Rfb1 Rb6= 20.Kg2 Rhb8 21.Rxb6
[ 21.h3 Kd6 22.e3 is RB's alternative proposal, dubbing the exchange on b6 "pathetic" and stating that Black should have to initiate it instead.]

21...Rxb6 22.Rxb6 cxb6
RB thinks Black is slightly better here.

23.Kf3
[ 23.f4 exf4 24.gxf4 b5 25.e4 ( 25.fxg5 hxg5 ) 25...fxe4 26.dxe4 Ke6 27.Kf3 c5-+ ]

23...Kd6 24.h4
[ 24.e4 fxe4+ ( 24...Ke6 ) 25.Kxe4 Ke6 26.f3 b5 27.d4 exd4 28.Kxd4 Kd6 29.f4 gxf4 30.gxf4 c5+ 31.Ke4=/+ ]

24...g4+
[ 24...gxh4 ]

25.Ke3 Kd5 26.f4 e4?? 27.dxe4+ fxe4 28.f5??=
[ 28.c4++- Kxc4 29.Kxe4 and the f-pawn is unstoppable.]

28...Ke5 29.f6 Kxf6 30.Kxe4 a6
Senseless.

31.h5! a5 32.c4?
[ 32.Kf4 b5 33.Kxg4 c5 34.Kf4 b4 35.Ke4 bxc3 ( 35...c4 36.Kd4 b3 37.axb3 cxb3 38.Kd3 a4 39.c4 a3 40.Kc3 a2 41.Kb2+- ) 36.Kd3 Kg5 37.Kxc3 Kxh5 38.Kc4 Kg4 39.e4 h5 40.Kxc5 Kxg3 41.e5 h4 42.e6 h3 43.e7 h2 44.e8Q h1Q 45.Qb8+ Kg4 46.Qc8+ Kf4 47.Qc7+ Ke3 48.Qxa5 Qh5+ 49.Kb6 Qg6++/= ]

32...b5?
[ 32...a4-+ 33.Kd3 a3 34.Kd4 Kf5 35.e3 Kf6 36.Ke4 Ke6 37.Kd4 ( 37.Kf4 b5 38.cxb5 cxb5 39.Ke4 b4 40.Kd3 b3-+ ) 37...Kf5 38.e4+ Ke6 39.c5 b5 40.e5 Kf5 41.e6 Kxe6-+ ]

33.cxb5 cxb5 34.Kd5 b4 35.e4
[ 35.Kc5 Kg5 ( 35...Ke5 36.Kb5 Ke4 37.Kxa5 Ke3 38.Kxb4 Kf2 39.e4 Kxg3 40.e5 Kh4 41.e6 g3 42.e7 g2 43.e8Q g1Q+/= ) 36.e4 ( 36.Kb5? Kxh5 37.Kxa5 Kg6! ( 37...Kg5?? 38.Kxb4 h5 39.a4 h4 40.gxh4+ Kxh4 41.a5 g3 42.a6 g2 43.a7 g1Q 44.a8Q Qd4+ 45.Kb5 Qe5+= ) 38.Kxb4 h5 39.a4 h4-+ ) 36...Kf6 37.Kd6 a4 38.e5+ Kg5 39.e6 b3 40.axb3 axb3 ( 40...a3?? 41.e7 a2 42.e8Q a1Q 43.Qg6# ) 41.e7 b2 42.e8Q b1Q 43.Qe5+ Qf5 44.Kd5 Qxe5+ 45.Kxe5 Kxh5 46.Kf5= ]

35...a4 36.Kc4?
[ 36.e5+ Ke7 37.Kc4 b3 38.axb3 axb3 39.Kxb3 Ke6 40.Kc4 Kxe5 41.Kd3= ]

36...b3 37.axb3 axb3 38.Kxb3 Ke5 39.Kc3 Kxe4 40.Kc4 Kf3 41.Kd4 Kxg3 42.Ke5 Kh2 43.Kf5 g3 44.Kg6 g2 45.Kxh6 g1Q 46.Kh7 Qa7+
and black eventually won [ 46...Qg5 47.h6 Kg3 48.Kh8 Qxh6+ ( 48...Kg4 49.h7 Qe7 50.Kg8 Kg5 51.h8Q Kg6 ) 49.Kg8 Kf4 50.Kf7 Ke5 51.Kg8 Kd6 52.Kf7 Qg5 53.Kf8 Ke6 54.Ke8 Qe7# ] 0-1