Peter Radomskyj vs. Mark Kernighan

WestOrangeChessClub

annotations courtesy of Radomskyj

WestOrangeChessClub

Just to avoid any possible confusion in the way the note appears, in the sideline with 15...c6 white does not win a pawn with 16. Bf4, it is just a solid alternative to 16. Qxg7.

I apologize, as the note may appear misleading.

BryanCFB

It appears black could technically have lasted longer if he had tried 17...Kd8.  I have yet to even find a forced checkmate after 17...Kd8, but I don't doubt one exists.  But if 17...Kd8 after 18. Bg5+ no doubt white is winning.  It looks like black's best would be 18...Qe7 (not 18...Be7 due to 19. Bxe7+ Ke8 20. Nxc7# or 19...Qxe7 20. Qxe7#), and that is obviously horrible for black.