FInal Round

FM WilliamSchill
Feb 21, 2018, 12:41 AM |

Feng 2475 - Schill 2231  Round 9 WA Champ

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3 O‑O 6. Nf3 e5 7. dxe5 dxe5 8. Qxd8 Rxd8 9. Bg5 Re8 10. Nd5 Nxd5 11. cxd5 c6 12. Bc4 cxd5 I think the main line with b5 and a5 by Black is too much to White's liking, and indeed Roland told me that was what he had prepared for. 13. Bxd5 Nc6 A bit of a novelty on my part, Nd7 is the usual move. 14. O‑O Nb4 15. Bb3 Be6 16. Bxe6 Rxe6 17. Rfd1 f6 18. Bd2?! Nd3 19. Be3 Nxb2 20. Rd7 Nc4 21. Rc1 Nxe3 better was b5! 22. Rcc7 Bh6 The possibility of Rxh7? Rc8! was too tempting. I should have played my original intention of Bf8! followed by Re8 and Re7 when Black is a tiny bit better.  23. fxe3 Rc6 24. Rxb7 Bxe3+ 25. Kf1 Bh6 26. Rxh7 Rb8 again too fancy just checking with the rook is an immediate perpetual, the King cannot go to d3 because of Rac8. My move looks fancy and a draw was agreed even though White is a little better after the exchanges. 1/2 - 1/2