2008 Niagara Falls Open Round 3

Knightoffaith
Knightoffaith
Apr 2, 2008, 10:14 AM |
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Board 1. White: Artiom Samsonkin (IM, 2479), Black: Richard Ingram (2065). B18.

 1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 de4 4. Ne4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. N1e2 Nf6 7. h4 h6 8. Nf4 Bh7 9. Bc4 e5 10. Qe2 Bd6 (Qd4 10. 0-0 e4 is better, when white may not have sufficient compensation for the pawn) 11. 0-0 Nbd7 12. de5 Be5 (Ne5 makes more sense) 13. Bd3 0-0 14. Bh7+ Nh7 (Kh7 makes more sense) 15. Nf5 Qf6 16. Qg4 Kh8 17. Ng7 Qg7 18. Qd7 Rad8 19. Qf5 Rg8 20. g3 Rd5 (attractive but flawed) 21. c4 (better is Nd5 Bg3 22. Kh1)

Qg3+ (Bd4 22. Qh3 Rdd8 is better) 22. fg3 Bd4+ 23. Kg2 Rf5 24. Ne2 Rf1 25. Kf1 Be5 26. Kf2 (Bh6 is better) Nf6 27. Kf3 Rg4 (A pointless excursion for the rook, Ng4 is better) 28. Bf4 Bf4 29. Nf4 Rg8 30. Rd1 Re8 31. g4 Re7 32. Rd6 Kg7 33. Ng2 Ne8 (Ne4 is better) 34. Rd8 Kf6 35. Ne3 Ng7 (Kg6 is necessary) 36. Rh8 Kg6 37. h5+ Kg5 38. Rg8 Kf6 39. g5+ (sublime) Kg5 40. Rg7+ Kf6 41. Rg4 Re5 42. Rf4+ Ke6 43. Re4 f5 44. Re5+ Ke5 45. Ng2 b5 46. cb5 cb5 47. Ke3 a5 48. Nh4 f4+ 49. Kf3 b4 50. b3 Kd4 51. Nh5+ Kc3 52. Nh6 Kb2 53. Nf5 Ka2 54. Nd4 1-0.