Washington Championship

WilliamSchill
FM WilliamSchill
Feb 12, 2018, 11:06 AM |
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Schill,William - He,Anthony [C92]
Washington Champ. 2018 Bellevue, WA (1), 12.02.2018
[Schill]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.Re1 0-0 8.h3 d6 9.c3 Re8 10.Ng5 Rf8 11.Nf3 Bb7 12.d4 Re8 13.Nbd2 exd4 14.cxd4 Nd7 15.Nf1 Na5 16.Bc2 Bf6 17.Ng3 [17.N1h2 c5 18.d5 Nc4 19.Rb1 Nce5 20.Nxe5 Nxe5 21.f4 Nd7 22.Nf3 Black has equalized] 17...g6 18.Rb1 [18.Bh6 c5 19.e5!? dxe5 20.dxc5 White intends to play b4 and is a little better.] 18...c5 19.d5 Nc4 20.b3 Nce5 21.Nh2 Even the computers disagree about this position, Fritz 16 likes Black while Houdini prefers White! 21...Nb6

Rd_1_WSCC_2018_1

White goes for aggression, while Rf1 is thought to be better AND safer. 22.f4 Bh4 23.Re3 Ned7 24.Qg4?! [24.Qf3 Bf6 25.Bb2Gopal,G (2544)-Vidit,S (2648) Dubai op 18th 2016 (5) 1/2-1/2] 24...Bc8? [24...Bf6 25.Nf3 Bg7 26.f5 c4=] 25.Nf5 Bf6 26.Qg3! Nf8 27.Ng4 Bxf5 28.Nh6+ Kg7 29.Nxf5+ Kh8
Rd_1_WSCC_2018_2

30.Nh6+/= [30.e5! gxf5 31.exf6 Ng6 32.Bxf5 Rxe3 33.Qxe3 Qg8 34.Qd3 Nh4 35.Be4 White is winning, but then again I saw none of this! I was worried that Black could play dxe in this line and then take my d-pawn while Rb1 and Bc1 were sitting around doing nothing.] 30...Qe7 31.Rf3? [>=31.e5 Bg7 32.exd6 Qd7 33.Bb2+/= Now the computer tactics are fun to look at: 33...Rxe3 34.Qxe3 Bxb2 35.Rxb2 Kg7 36.Qxc5 Qa7 37.Ng4 Nxd5 I saw this...SURE I DID] 31...Nfd7 32.Bb2 Bxb2 33.Rxb2 Nf6 34.Qg5 Ng8 35.Qxe7? [35.Rb1=] 35...Rxe7 36.Nxg8 Kxg8 37.Rb1 Rae8 38.g4 Kg7 39.g5 f6 40.h4 c4 41.Rd1?! [41.gxf6+ Kxf6 42.f5=] 41...Rf7 42.Kf2 Ref8 43.Ke3 Nd7 44.bxc4 bxc4? [44...fxg5! 45.hxg5 Ne5] 45.Rb1?! [45.Rdf1! Rb8 46.Rb1 Rxb1 47.Bxb1 WHITE is much better] 45...fxg5 46.hxg5 Ne5 47.Rff1 Ng4+ 48.Kd4 Rxf4 49.Rxf4 Rxf4 50.Rb7+ Rf7 51.Rxf7+?! [51.Rb6! Rf2 52.Bb1=] 51...Kxf7 52.Kxc4 Ne5+ 53.Kb4 Nf3 54.Ka5 Nxg5 55.Kxa6 h5 56.Kb6 h4 57.Bd3 h3 58.Bf1 Nxe4 59.Bxh3 Nc3 [59...Nc3 60.Kc6 Nxa2 61.Kxd6 Nb4 62.Kc5 Nxd5 63.Kxd5] 60.Kc6 1/2-1/2