Thursday, April 22, 2010

GM Gawain Jones Palmerston North Simul

After a long break I couldn't resist posting my first win over a grandmaster not played over the internet.

GM Jones,G - King,M [A68] Palmerston North Simul, 16.03.2010

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0-0 6.Nf3 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Be2 exd5 9.cxd5
Not the best move as far as theory is concerned.
9...Bg4 A Solid line
9...Re8 10.e5 dxe5 11.fxe5 Ng4 12.Bg5 Qb6 A rather sharp and unclear possibility.
10.0-0 Re8 11.e5 dxe5 12.fxe5 Ng4 13.e6 fxe6 14.d6 Nc6 15.Ne4 Nd4 16.Nxd4 Bxd4+ 17.Kh1 Nf6
I was tempted by 17...Nxh2 but after 18.Rf4 I couldn't see anything great.
Not a completely sound move but the psychological prejudice noted by Nimzowitsch speaks volumes.
As soon as the sacrifice of the queen falls within one's field of vision it immediately becomes clear that this is the move that has to be played.
Gawain said he didn't like Bg5 as it would allow me to sacrifice my queen.
18.Bg5 Is better, black must find the queen sac 18...Nxe4!? 19.Bxd8 Rxd8 20.Bg4 Nxd6 But now it will turn out that black's position cannot maintain any blockade and white will crash through with a strong attack. 21.Rc1 b6 (21...e5 22.Rxc5 Bxg4 23.Qxg4 Bxc5 24.Qe6+ Kg7 25.Qxe5+ Kg8 26.Qxc5) 22.Qf3 Rb8 (22...Ra7 23.Qb3 c4 24.Qg3 b5 25.Qh4 Bb6 26.b3) 23.Rce1 e5 24.Bxc8 Rbxc8 25.Qd5+ Kg7 26.Rxe5 Bxe5 27.Qxe5+ Kg8 28.Qe6+ Kg7 29.g4+-
18...cxd4 19.Nxf6+ Kg7 20.Nxe8+ Qxe8 21.Bg5 e5
Better is 21...Qc6 22.Bf6+ Kg8 23.Rac1 (23.Bxd4 Qd5 24.Bc3 Qxd6 25.Bf3 Qc7-+) 23...Qxd6
22.Bf6+ Kg8 23.Be7?

23.Rac1! Be6
(23...b5 24.Rc7 Bd7 25.Bf3 e4 26.Bd1 h5 27.Bb3+ Kh7 28.Bxd4+-;
23...d3 24.Bxd3 e4 25.Bc4+ Be6 26.Bxe6+ Qxe6 27.Rc7 Rf8 28.Rg7+ Kh8 29.Rxg6+ Rxf6 30.Rgxf6 Qd5+-)
24.Rc7 Qf8 25.Re7 Bf7 26.Bxe5 Re8 27.Rfxf7 Qxf7 28.Rxf7 Kxf7+-
23...Bf5 24.Rae1 Qc6 25.Rc1 Qb6?
25...Qa4 26.Bc4+ Kg7 27.Bb3 Qb5 28.Kg1 Black is better
26.Rc7! d3 27.Bd1 Be6 28.Bf6 Qxd6 (28...Qb5 29.Rg7+ Kf8 30.Bxe5+ Bf5 31.Bb3 Qxb3 Forced to avoid mate) 29.Rg7+ Kf8 30.Bxe5+ Bf5 31.Bxd6+ Kxg7
26...Kg7 27.Bb3 Rd8
Better is 27...Qb5
28.Bxd8 Qxd8-+ Black will be two pawns down and the queen has chances to cause havoc.
28...Rd7! 29.Rxf5
29.Rxd7 Qb5 30.Bf8+ Kxf8 31.Rf7+ Ke8 32.Re1 Kd8 33.Kg1-+
29...gxf5 30.Rxd7
One of the best moves I have had the opportunity to make. White is now officialy busted but of course being only a 16 board simul I am basically playing at a rapid time control so the win must be calmly played out.
31.Bf8+ Kxf8 32.Rf7+ Ke8 33.Rxf5 Kd7 34.Rf6 Qc5 35.h4 e4 36.Rh6? Qc1+
The power of the queen is undeniable
Photo's and pgn to be found here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congrats on outstanding result vs a Grandmaster !!

Not doubt we should see more outstanding Chess successes coming your way.

Great to see something new on one of New Zealand's very best Chess Sites, not doubt the best NZ Chess Blog by far!