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2008 Niagara Falls Open Round 5

Knightoffaith
Apr 2, 2008, 11:36 AM 0

Board 3. White: Richard Ingram (2065), Black: Chedomir Micic (IM, 2353)

A win would give either side a share of first place.

1 e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cd4 4. Nd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. 0-0-0 Bd7 9. f4 b5 10. Nc6 Bc6 11. Bd3 Be7 12. a3 (e5 is better) 0-0 13. Rhe1 h6 14. Bf6 (Bh4 is better) Bf6 15. Kb1 Qb6 16. h4 (interesting but flawed) b4 17. ab4 Qb4 18. e5 Rab8 19. b3 de5 20. fe5 Bh4 21. Rh1 Bg5 (but this is the move black has to avoid: Bg3 is better) 22. Qg5 Qc3 (avoiding the perpetual check that follows hg5 23. Bh7+ Kh8 24. Be4+, but at a cost) 23. Rh6 Rfc8 24. Kc1 (Bh7+ Kf8 25. Rh3 retains the advantage) Rb3 25. Bh7+ (Rh3 is necessary) Kf8 26. Rd8+ Be8 (certainly not Rd8 27. Qd8+ Be8 28. Qd6 mate) 27. Rc8 Qe1 mate 0-1


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