Sam Palatnik - Apple [D30]
Man Vs Machine,
[Chess Tiger 14.0 (60s)]
D30: Queen's Gambit Declined: Systems without Nc3 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Qc2 e6 5.g3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Be7 7.Bg2 Ne4 last book move 8.0–0 Nxd2 9.Nbxd2 0–0 Black is behind in development. 10.e4 [10.e3 Bd6=] 10...Nd7 11.Rfe1 Re8 12.Rac1 Qa5 [12...dxc4 13.Nxc4 Nb6 14.Red1 with a small edge for Black] 13.a3 Consolidates b4 [13.cxd5 cxd5 14.Nb3 Qd8=] 13...Rb8 [13...dxe4 14.Nxe4 Qf5 15.Qc3=] 14.h4 [14.exd5 cxd5 15.cxd5=] 14...b5 [Better is 14...dxe4 and Black can hope to survive 15.Qxe4 Qc7 Black is slightly better] 15.cxd5 White gets the initiative 15...cxd5 [15...exd5? 16.exd5 Nf6 17.dxc6 White wins] 16.exd5 White gets strong play along the open c-file 16...Qb6 [16...Nf6 17.Ng5 White has the better game] 17.dxe6 fxe6 18.Qc6 Qxc6 [18...Nf6 19.Qxb6 Rxb6 20.Nb3 White stands better] 19.Rxc6 Nf8 20.Ne5 Bb7 21.Rc7 Bxg2 22.Kxg2 Rbc8 [22...a5 23.Nc6 Bd6 24.Ra7 White wins] 23.Rec1 Rxc7 24.Rxc7 a6 25.Ne4 Ng6 [25...Bf6 26.Nxf6+ gxf6 27.Ng4 White wins ] 26.Nxg6 hxg6 27.Ra7 a5 28.Rxa5 Rb8 29.Ra6 [29.b4 makes it even easier for White 29...Bf6 White wins ] 29...b4 [29...Rd8 doesn't improve anything 30.b4] 30.Rxe6 [30.a4!? might be the shorter path 30...Rd8 31.Rxe6 Kf7] 30...Kf7 31.Ra6 Rd8 32.Ng5+ Bxg5 33.hxg5 bxa3 [33...Rxd4 34.Ra4 Ke6 35.Rxb4] 34.Ra7+ Kf8 [34...Ke6 does not save the day 35.bxa3 Rxd4 36.f4 (36.Rxg7?! Kf5) ] 35.bxa3 Rxd4 36.Rb7 [36.a4 seems even better 36...Rd3] 36...Rd5 [36...Ra4 37.Rb3] 37.f4 [37.a4 keeps an even firmer grip 37...Ra5 38.Rb4 Ke7] 37...Rd2+ [37...Ra5 38.Rb3] 38.Kh3 Ra2 39.Rb3 Ke8 40.Rd3 Ke7 41.Kg4 Ke6 42.Kf3 [42.Rb3 makes it even easier for White 42...Kf7] 42...Rc2 [42...Rb2 43.Ke4] 43.Ke3 [43.Rb3 and White can already relax 43...Ke7] 43...Kf5 [43...Rc4 44.Kd2] 44.Kd4 Re2 [44...Ke6 45.Rc3 Ra2 46.Kc4] 45.Re3 Rd2+ [45...Rc2 46.Kd5] 46.Kc3 Ra2 47.Kb3 Ra1 48.a4 Rb1+ 49.Kc4 Ra1 50.Kb4 Rb1+ 51.Rb3 Ra1 52.a5 Ke4 [52...Ke6 praying for a miracle] 53.Ra3 Rxa3 [53...Rb1+ does not improve anything 54.Kc5] 54.Kxa3 Kf3 55.a6 Kxg3 56.a7 Kxf4 57.a8Q Kxg5 58.Kb4 Kh5 59.Kc4 g5 60.Kd4 Kh4 61.Ke3 [61.Qh1+ Kg4 62.Ke5 Kg3 63.Ke4 g4 64.Qg1+ Kh4 65.Kf5 g6+ 66.Kxg6 Kh3 67.Kf5 Kh4 68.Qxg4#] 61...Kg4 62.Qf3+ Kh4 63.Kf2 g4 64.Qf5 g6 65.Qxg6 g3+ 66.Kf3 Kh3 [66...g2 doesn't change anything anymore 67.Qg4#] 67.Qh5# [67.Qxg3#]  1-0