Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Games from 2005 Hawaii State Championship

(2) Rubsamen,Cornelius (2152) - Townsend,Donald (1846) [C86] HI State (2), 03.09.2005 [Fritz 8 (30s)]

C86: Closed Ruy Lopez: Worrall Attack

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.Qe2 0-0 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bg4 10.Rd1 Qc8 11.h3 Bh5 last book move
12.a4 b4 13.a5 Rb8 14.Bc4 Ra8 [>=14...bxc3!? is noteworthy 15.bxc3 exd4 16.cxd4 Nb4= ]
15.d5+/- Nd8 16.cxb4 c6 17.Nc3 Qb7 18.Be3 cxd5 [18...Kh8+- ]
19.Nxd5 Nxd5 [19...Nc6 20.Bxa6! a fitting end to a beautiful game 20...Rxa6 21.b5+- ]
20.Bxd5 [20.exd5? e4-+ ; 20.Rxd5?! Qxb4 21.Rdd1 Ne6+/- ]
20...Nc6 [20...Qb8+- ]
21.Rdc1 Rac8 22.b5 axb5 [22...Bxf3 a fruitless try to alter the course of the game 23.gxf3 (23.Qxf3?! Qxb5 24.Qg4 Bf6+- ; ‹23.bxc6 Rxc6 24.gxf3 Rxc1+ 25.Rxc1 Qb4+- ; 23.Bxc6?! succumbs to 23...Bxe2 24.Bxb7 Rxc1+ 25.Rxc1 Bxb5+/- ) 23...axb5 24.a6+- ]
23.a6 Qa8 [23..Nd4 the last chance for counterplay 24.Nxd4 Rxc1+ 25.Rxc1 Qxd5 26.exd5 Bxe2 27.Nxe2 Ra8+-]
24.Qxb5 Na7 25.Qb7 Rxc1+ [25...Bxf3 is not the saving move 26.Qxe7 Nc6 27.Qxd6+- ]
26.Rxc1 Qd8 [26...Qe8 cannot change what is in store for ? 27.Qxa7 Kh8 28.Bc6+- ]
27.Bb6 [27.Bxa7!? might be the shorter path 27..Bxf3 28.Bb6 Qe8+-]
27...Qe8 28.Bxa7 Bxf3 29.gxf3 Bg5 30.Be3 Qd8 [30...Bxe3 does not help much 31.fxe3 h6 32.a7+-]
31.Kf1 Bxe3 32.fxe3 Qh4 [32...Kh8 hoping against hope 33.Rc7 h6 34.Rxf7 Rg8+- ]
33.Qxf7+! Demolition of pawn structure
33...Rxf7 Theme: Deflection from c8
34.Rc8+ The nicest combinations are those leading to mate [34.Rc8+ Qd8 35.Rxd8# ] 1-0

For more colour reveiw of vist HSC 2005

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