Maneclang,T (1615) - Harbert,C (1871) [A27]
Pre-Summer Swiss,
[Chess Tiger 14.0 (60s)]
A27: English Opening: Three Knights Variation 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 Bc5 last book move 4.e3 Consolidates d4 4...d6 5.d4 White launches an attack 5...exd4 [5...Bb4 6.dxe5 dxe5 7.Qxd8+ Kxd8 8.Bd2 White is slightly better] 6.exd4 Bb6 7.Be2 [7.d5 Ne5 White is slightly better ] 7...Nge7 [7...Nf6 8.d5 Nb8 9.0–0 White is slightly better ] 8.0–0 Bg4 [8...Nf5 9.d5 Ncd4 10.Nxd4 Nxd4 11.Na4 White is slightly better ] 9.d5 White gains space 9...Bxf3 10.Bxf3 [Instead of 10.gxf3 Nd4 Black is a little better] 10...Ne5 11.Be2 Nf5 12.Re1 [12.Bg4!? Nh4 13.Ne4 Nxg4 14.Qxg4 White is slightly better ] 12...Qh4 13.g3?? allows the opponent back into the game [13.Qa4+ had to be tried to avoid defeat 13...Kf8 14.c5 Bxc5 15.Qxh4 Nxh4 16.Bd2=] 13...Bxf2+ Demolishes the pawn shield 14.Kg2 [14.Kxf2 Theme: Deflection from h2 14...Qxh2+ A classical mating theme] 14...Bxg3! Demolition of pawn structure 15.Rh1 [15.hxg3 Qxg3+] 15...Bf4 16.Qa4+ Kd8 17.c5 [17.Bxf4 does not solve anything 17...Qxf4 18.Rhf1 Ne3+ 19.Kh1 Nxf1 20.Rxf1 Qd2 Black wins] 17...Qg5+ 18.Kf2 Be3+ [18...Ne3 finishes off the opponent 19.Ke1 Qh4+ 20.Kd2 dxc5 21.d6 cxd6 22.Ne4 Black wins ] 19.Bxe3 Qxe3+ [19...Nxe3?! 20.Rag1 Qh6 21.Qb4 Black wins ] 20.Kg2 Qxc5 [20...Nd4!? makes it even easier for Black 21.Rhe1 dxc5 22.Qd1 Black wins ] 21.Rhg1 Ne3+ [21...Nd4 might be the shorter path 22.Qd1 Black wins ] 22.Kh1 Nxd5 [22...g6 keeps an even firmer grip 23.Rac1 Nxd5 24.Rgd1 Nxc3 25.Rxc3 Black wins ] 23.Rxg7 Nxc3 24.bxc3 Qc6+ [24...Qd5+!? makes it even easier for Black 25.Rg2 Black wins ] 25.Qxc6 bxc6 [25...Nxc6?! 26.Rxf7 Ne5 27.Rg7 Black is only better here] 26.Bh5 [26.Rb1 Kd7] 26...Ke7 27.Re1 Kf6 28.Rgg1 [28.Rg2 Raf8] 28...Rhg8 [28...Raf8 keeps an even firmer grip 29.Bf3 Black wins ] 29.Rgf1+ Kg7 30.Re2 [30.Rf5 Rae8] 30...Raf8 31.Ref2 Ng6 [31...f6 32.Rf4 Black wins ] 32.Bf3 [32.Rf6 Black still wins ] 32...Ne5?? Black lets it slip away [32...c5 33.Bd5 Ne5 34.c4 Black wins ] 33.Be2?? [33.Bh5 f6 34.Rf5 Black wins ] 33...Kh6 34.h3?! doesn't faze the opponent [34.Bd1 Rg5] 34...Rg3 35.Rf6+ [35.Rb1 doesn't get the cat off the tree 35...Rxc3 36.Bg4 Kg5] 35...Kg7 36.R1f3 [36.Kh2 the only chance to get some counterplay 36...Rxc3 37.R6f2 Black wins ] 36...Nxf3 37.Rxf3 Rxf3 38.Bxf3 Re8 [38...c5 and Black can already relax 39.Kg1 Rb8 40.Bd5 Black wins ] 39.c4 [39.Bxc6 cannot change destiny 39...Re3 40.Bd7 Rxc3] 39...Re3 40.Kg2 Rxf3 [40...Ra3 and Black can celebrate victory 41.Bxc6 Rxa2+ 42.Kf3 Black wins ] 41.Kxf3 d5 [41...d5 42.c5 Kg6 Black wins ]  0–1