[Event "WDCL Div One Stafford vs Stourbridge"] [Site "Stafford"] [Date "2013.12.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Keith Arkell"] [Black "Lawrence Cooper"] [Result "1-0"] [BlackElo "2317"] [ECO "A46"] [EventDate "2013.12.04"] [WhiteElo "2500"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 c5 4.Bg5 cxd4 5.cxd4 Qa5+ ( { Also possible is } 5...Qb6 6.Qc2 Nc6 7.Bxf6 gxf6 8.e3 d5 9.Nc3 Bd7 10.Be2 Rc8 11.O-O f5 12.Rfc1 $14 ) 6.Nc3 Ne4 7.Bd2 Nxd2 8.Qxd2 d5 9.e3 Nc6 10.Bd3 Be7 11.O-O O-O 12.a3 Qd8 13.Rfc1 Bd7 14.b4 Rc8 15.Qd1 $1 { to get the Queen onto the more active White squares } 15...Bd6 16.Qb3 Ne7 17.Ne5 ( 17.Nb5 Bxb5 18.Bxb5 Ng6 $10 { looks drawish } ) 17...Bxe5 18.dxe5 Nc6 19.Qd1 f6 ( { Not so bad would have been } 19...Nxe5 $5 20.Bxh7+ Kxh7 21.Qh5+ Kg8 22.Qxe5 Rc4 23.Ne2 Qb8 $10 ) 20.exf6 Qxf6 21.Qd2 Ne5 22.f4 Nxd3 23.Qxd3 a6 24.Qd2 Bb5 $6 ( { The alternative was } 24...Bc6 25.a4 b5 26.g3 g5 27.axb5 Bxb5 28.Nxb5 axb5 29.Rxc8 Rxc8 30.Ra7 $15 ) 25.g3 $6 ( 25.Nxb5 axb5 26.Rxc8 Rxc8 27.Rd1 $10 { and Black has easily enough compensation for the doubled pawns } 27...Rc4 ) 25...Bc4 26.Qd4 e5 $1 27.Qxe5 Qxe5 28.fxe5 Rce8 29.e4 $1 d4 ( 29...dxe4 30.Nxe4 Bd5 31.Nc5 { and Black cannot take the passed pawn because of the Knight fork } 31...Rf7 32.Nd3 $10 ) 30.Na4 Be2 $6 { Lawrence comments that this was probably mistaken } ( 30...Bb5 31.Nc5 Rxe5 32.a4 Bc6 33.Nxa6 Rxe4 34.b5 Bd5 35.Nb4 $10 ) 31.Nc5 Rf7 $2 ( 31...d3 32.Ra2 b6 33.Nd7 Rc8 34.Rca1 Rfe8 35.Nxb6 Rcd8 36.Nc4 Rd4 ) 32.e6 ( { Better might have been } 32.Ra2 d3 33.e6 Rc7 34.Nxd3 Rxc1+ 35.Nxc1 Bb5 $16 ) 32...Rfe7 33.Ra2 d3 34.Rd2 Rd8 35.Nxd3 Rxe6 ( 35...Bxd3 $2 36.Rxd3 Rxd3 37.Rc8+ Re8 38.Rxe8# ) 36.Ne5 ( 36.Nf4 Rxd2 37.Nxe6 Bg4 38.Nc5 ) 36...Rde8 37.Rxe2 Rxe5 38.Rc4 { Black is a passed pawn down and now faces being ground down slowly } 38...Kf7 39.Rc7+ R8e7 40.Rxe7+ Rxe7 41.Kf2 Rc7 42.Kf3 Rc3+ 43.Re3 Rc2 ( { Swapping off while material down would be suicidal } 43...Rxe3+ $4 ) 44.h4 Ke6 45.Rd3 Rc1 46.Ke3 Rc4 47.Kf4 Rc1 48.Rd5 Rf1+ 49.Ke3 Ra1 50.Ra5 Kd6 51.h5 Re1+ 52.Kf3 Ke6 53.b5 axb5 54.Rxb5 Ra1 55.Rxb7 Rxa3+ 56.Kf4 Ra5 57.h6 gxh6 58.Rxh7 Rh5 59.Ra7 Kf6 60.Ra6+ Kg7 61.Ra1 Rb5 62.Rd1 Ra5 63.g4 { both players are now running out of time } 63...Rb5 64.e5 Rb2 65.Kf5 Rf2+ 66.Ke6 Kg6 67.Rd4 Ra2 68.Rc4 Ra6+ 69.Kd7 Ra7+ 70.Kd6 Kf7 71.e6+ Kf6 72.Rf4+ Kg5 $2 ( { Black must keep his King behind the White pawn and then has good drawing chances } 72...Kg7 73.Re4 Ra6+ 74.Ke5 Ra5+ 75.Kf4 Kf8 76.Re5 Ra2 77.Rh5 Kg7 78.Kf5 Ra5+ $10 ) 73.Re4 Ra6+ 74.Ke7 Ra7+ 75.Kf8 Ra8+ 76.Kf7 Ra7+ 77.Kf8 Kf6 78.e7 Rxe7 79.Rxe7 Kg5 80.Rg7+ 1-0