York,J (1298) - Johnson,D (1382) [B23]
John Hurt Memorial 3,
[Chess Tiger 14.0 (60s)]
B23: Closed Sicilian: Lines without g3 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.Be3 last book move 6...Qb6 7.Qc1 [7.Bc1 0–0 Black is slightly better] 7...Nc6 8.Rb1 [8.h3 0–0 with a small edge for Black] 8...0–0 9.Bh6 Be6 [9...Bxh6 10.Qxh6 c4 11.Qd2 Black is slightly better ] 10.Bxg7= Kxg7 11.h3 Consolidates g4 [11.Nge2 Nd4 Black is slightly better ] 11...Qa5 [11...c4 12.dxc4 Bxc4 13.Qd2 Black is slightly better ] 12.Nge2 b5 [12...c4 13.d4 d5 14.e5=] 13.0–0 Nd4 [13...Bxa2?? would lead to instant doom 14.Ra1 Qb6 15.Rxa2 White wins] 14.e5 b4?? Black wins space [14...dxe5 would save the game 15.Bxa8 Rxa8=] 15.exf6+ Kxf6 [15...exf6 is not much help 16.Nxd4 cxd4 17.Bxa8 Rxa8 18.Ne2 Bxh3 19.Re1] 16.Nxd4 bxc3 [16...cxd4 doesn't improve anything 17.Qf4+ Kg7 18.Qxd4+ Kg8 19.Bxa8 Rxa8 20.Ne2 Bxh3 21.Rfc1] 17.Nxe6 cxb2 [17...fxe6 doesn't change the outcome of the game 18.Bxa8 Rxa8 19.bxc3] 18.Qf4+ [18.Qg5+ Kxe6 19.Rfe1+ Kd7 20.Qxe7+ Kc8 21.Qb7+ Kd8 22.Re7 Qe1+ 23.Rbxe1 Rc8 24.Qd7#] 18...Kxe6 19.Bxa8 [19.Bc6 f5 20.Rfe1+ Kf6 21.Qh4+ Kg7 22.Rxe7+ Rf7 23.Bxa8 Qc3 White wins] 19...Rxa8 [19...Qb4 cannot undo what has already been done 20.Rfe1+ Kd7 21.Qxb4 cxb4 22.Bf3 White will prevail] 20.Qe4+ 1–0