Pawn Control 02

Dec 17, 2013, 4:55 PM |

Another decent example of pawn control. On another subject, note 47....Kf5.


1.d4 d5

2.c4 c6

3.Nf3 Bf5

4.Nc3 Nf6

5.cxd5 Nxd5

6.e4 Nxc3

7.bxc3 Bxe4

8.Bd3 Qd5

9.Be2 Qe6

10.O-O g6

11.Re1 Bg7

12.Ng5 Qd5

13.c4 Qxd4

14.Qxd4 Bxd4

15.Rb1 Bxb1

16.Bf3 Bxa2

17.Rd1 Bf6

18.Ne4 Nd7

19.Nxf6+ Nxf6

20.c5 Rd8

21.Re1 Bd5

22.Bxd5 Rxd5

23.Bb2 Kd7

24.h4 h5

25.g3 b5

26.cxb6 axb6

27.Kg2 Ra8

28.Bc3 b5

29.Bb4 e6

30.Bc3 Ne8

31.Rc1 Nd6

32.Rc2 Ra3

33.Bb4 Rad3

34.Bc3 Ne4

35.Bg7 Rd2

36.Rxd2 Rxd2

37.Bh6 Rxf2+

38.Kh3 Rf3

39.Bf4 Rxg3+

40.Bxg3 Nxg3

41.Kxg3 Kd6

42.Kf4 Kd5

43.Kg5 e5

44.Kf6 e4

45.Kxf7 e3

46.Kxg6 Ke5

47.Kxh5 Kf5

48.Kh6 e2

49.h5 e1=Q

50.Kh7 Qe7+

51.Kh6 Qf8+

52.Kh7 Kg5

53.h6 Qxh6+

54.Kg8 Kf5

55.Kf7 Qh7+

56.Ke8 Ke6

57.Kd8 Qd7# 0-1

A lower-rated opponent. I have to give him credit; I would have resigned long ago in his position. As it stood, I got frustrated at not being able to align a mating pattern, so in the end I turned it into a war of attrition, so to speak, and ground him down a soldier at a time.