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My computer crashed ... was not able to contribute to this thread.
But now we're going to finish this ... the ending is in sight.
Black played 18) ..., d5
Wow, I guess everybody really is a critic...
White played 19) 0-0-0.
Black played 19) ..., Qe8.
Can black stop the white attack?
White played 20) Ne4.
Black played 20) ..., Nd7.
White played 21) Nd6.
ahhhhh, iiiiii had it !!!!
Black played 21) ..., Qf8.
White played 22) Nf7.
Can black survive this?
Black played 22) ..., Nf6.
Can white finish it?
White played 23) Qh4.
Black resigned after 23. Qh4, in Llavador Moron (2108) - Zurmely (2235), Benidorm 2003.
Some comments on the game.
I had to choose a game which wouldn't last too long, yet not too short either (else the quality is very low). About 20-25 moves seemed okay. I chose this line because white “gets a dangerous attack” (Timman). This would guarantee that it wouldn't be too long.
Black should probably have played 5. …,c6 as white can not create such a paralyzing centre as in the game; also his knight can retreat on c7. The move 5. …, f6?! doesn’t do black much good, weakening his kingside.
Everyone was the opinion that 7. e6 was an unsound piece-offer. Perhaps they were right, but nonetheless an interesting move to play.
Since black will have to castle kingside to solve his problems anyway, 9. h4 is a very nice move. After 9. ...,0-0 10. h5 white already was seriously undermining g6 while black had yet to start his counterplay against the white centre.
As suggested by RetiFan and IM pfren 11. …, h6 is much better than the played 11. …, cxd5. After 11. …, h6 12. Bxg5, Nxd5 black is standing good. Treatening Qb6, reaching for f2 and b2, or Qa5+.
I think that IM pfren was right when he stated that after 12. Rxh7, Bxe6 13. Qh5, Rf5 black still better was, but it could have been so much easier. I don’t think the suggestion of RetiFan (12. Qh5) does white any good; 12. h6, Bxg5 13. Rf5.
Black ignored his weak kingside and tried to liberate himself with returning a piece with 12. N8d7 (in stead of 12. Bxe6). This hardly solved his problems. Next he had to sacrifice the exchange, and still white had an attack. The game was pretty much straightforward from then on.
Hopefully you enjoyed the game.
Thanks for watching.
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