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Garvinator
28-04-2007, 02:36 AM
Game 15: Kevin Bonham v mangafranga

Kevin Bonham
29-04-2007, 11:06 PM
1.c4

Aaron Guthrie
30-04-2007, 01:58 PM
1.c4 Nf6

Kevin Bonham
30-04-2007, 03:07 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3

Aaron Guthrie
30-04-2007, 03:50 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6

Kevin Bonham
01-05-2007, 10:00 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2

Aaron Guthrie
02-05-2007, 12:31 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7

Kevin Bonham
04-05-2007, 12:02 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3

Aaron Guthrie
04-05-2007, 12:19 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0

Kevin Bonham
04-05-2007, 12:24 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3

Aaron Guthrie
04-05-2007, 05:36 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6

Kevin Bonham
04-05-2007, 07:05 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5

Aaron Guthrie
05-05-2007, 03:25 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6

Kevin Bonham
08-05-2007, 09:39 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2

Aaron Guthrie
09-05-2007, 11:39 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6

Kevin Bonham
10-05-2007, 07:15 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4

Aaron Guthrie
11-05-2007, 04:34 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7

Kevin Bonham
11-05-2007, 09:33 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2

Aaron Guthrie
14-05-2007, 02:00 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5

Kevin Bonham
15-05-2007, 12:46 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3

Aaron Guthrie
15-05-2007, 10:50 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5

Kevin Bonham
15-05-2007, 11:05 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3

Aaron Guthrie
16-05-2007, 02:59 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5

Kevin Bonham
16-05-2007, 04:22 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4

Aaron Guthrie
17-05-2007, 09:16 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7

Kevin Bonham
17-05-2007, 09:31 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0

Aaron Guthrie
18-05-2007, 04:32 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4

Kevin Bonham
19-05-2007, 12:50 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4

Aaron Guthrie
20-05-2007, 08:12 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5

Kevin Bonham
20-05-2007, 08:45 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6

Aaron Guthrie
22-05-2007, 01:15 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6

Kevin Bonham
22-05-2007, 01:27 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6

Aaron Guthrie
22-05-2007, 02:24 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4

Kevin Bonham
22-05-2007, 02:45 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8

Aaron Guthrie
27-05-2007, 08:27 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8

Kevin Bonham
27-05-2007, 08:53 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4

Aaron Guthrie
03-06-2007, 03:08 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6

Kevin Bonham
03-06-2007, 02:08 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3

Aaron Guthrie
09-06-2007, 04:44 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3 Qh6

Kevin Bonham
12-06-2007, 11:41 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3 Qh6 20.Kh2

Aaron Guthrie
16-06-2007, 04:18 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3 Qh6 20.Kh2 Rad8

Kevin Bonham
20-06-2007, 10:34 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3 Qh6 20.Kh2 Rad8 21.Qf1

Aaron Guthrie
22-06-2007, 11:37 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3 Qh6 20.Kh2 Rad8 21.Qf1 Bxc3 if 22.Nxc3 then 22...Bxh3

Kevin Bonham
22-06-2007, 11:47 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3 Qh6 20.Kh2 Rad8 21.Qf1 Bxc3 22.Nxc3 Bxh3 23.Bxh3

Aaron Guthrie
22-06-2007, 11:52 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3 Qh6 20.Kh2 Rad8 21.Qf1 Bxc3 22.Nxc3 Bxh3 23.Bxh3 Rd2+

Kevin Bonham
23-06-2007, 01:48 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3 Qh6 20.Kh2 Rad8 21.Qf1 Bxc3 22.Nxc3 Bxh3 23.Bxh3 Rd2+ 24.Ne2

Aaron Guthrie
23-06-2007, 02:00 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3 Qh6 20.Kh2 Rad8 21.Qf1 Bxc3 22.Nxc3 Bxh3 23.Bxh3 Rd2+ 24.Ne2 Qh5

Kevin Bonham
23-06-2007, 02:36 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3 Qh6 20.Kh2 Rad8 21.Qf1 Bxc3 22.Nxc3 Bxh3 23.Bxh3 Rd2+ 24.Ne2 Qh5 25.Kg1

Aaron Guthrie
23-06-2007, 02:42 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3 Qh6 20.Kh2 Rad8 21.Qf1 Bxc3 22.Nxc3 Bxh3 23.Bxh3 Rd2+ 24.Ne2 Qh5 25.Kg1 Qxe2 if 26.Qxe2 then 26...Rxe2

Kevin Bonham
23-06-2007, 02:44 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3 Qh6 20.Kh2 Rad8 21.Qf1 Bxc3 22.Nxc3 Bxh3 23.Bxh3 Rd2+ 24.Ne2 Qh5 25.Kg1 Qxe2 26.Qxe2 Rxe2 27.Bg2

Aaron Guthrie
26-06-2007, 08:00 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3 Qh6 20.Kh2 Rad8 21.Qf1 Bxc3 22.Nxc3 Bxh3 23.Bxh3 Rd2+ 24.Ne2 Qh5 25.Kg1 Qxe2 26.Qxe2 Rxe2 27.Bg2 Kf8

Kevin Bonham
26-06-2007, 10:35 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3 Qh6 20.Kh2 Rad8 21.Qf1 Bxc3 22.Nxc3 Bxh3 23.Bxh3 Rd2+ 24.Ne2 Qh5 25.Kg1 Qxe2 26.Qxe2 Rxe2 27.Bg2 Kf8 28.Bf3

Aaron Guthrie
26-06-2007, 10:53 PM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3 Qh6 20.Kh2 Rad8 21.Qf1 Bxc3 22.Nxc3 Bxh3 23.Bxh3 Rd2+ 24.Ne2 Qh5 25.Kg1 Qxe2 26.Qxe2 Rxe2 27.Bg2 Kf8 28.Bf3 Rb2

Kevin Bonham
27-06-2007, 12:19 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3 Qh6 20.Kh2 Rad8 21.Qf1 Bxc3 22.Nxc3 Bxh3 23.Bxh3 Rd2+ 24.Ne2 Qh5 25.Kg1 Qxe2 26.Qxe2 Rxe2 27.Bg2 Kf8 28.Bf3 Rb2 29.e5

Aaron Guthrie
27-06-2007, 12:39 AM
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bd2 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Nge2 e5 10.h3 Nc5 11.Be3 a5 12.f4 Qe7 13.0-0 exf4 14.Rxf4 d5 15.Rxf6 Bxf6 16.Bxh6 dxc4 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.dxc4 Be6 19.b3 Qh6 20.Kh2 Rad8 21.Qf1 Bxc3 22.Nxc3 Bxh3 23.Bxh3 Rd2+ 24.Ne2 Qh5 25.Kg1 Qxe2 26.Qxe2 Rxe2 27.Bg2 Kf8 28.Bf3 Rb2 29.e5 Nd3

Kevin Bonham
27-06-2007, 12:52 AM
I resign. Well played. Rxf6 seemed like a fun idea at the time but ended up just putting me a pawn up for more compensation than I could find any way to handle.

Aaron Guthrie
27-06-2007, 12:57 AM
I resign. Well played. Rxf6 seemed like a fun idea at the time but ended up just putting me a pawn up for more compensation than I could find any way to handle.Thanks for the game. Comments on the game forthcoming.

Aaron Guthrie
27-06-2007, 01:14 AM
I am not so sure I picked the best way to handle the opening, e.g. maybe the a6-b5 plan was better. Also 13...Nh5 was interesting. 14...d5 wasn't even on the radar for the computer. If I don't play this move I think I will end up with a solid but passive position. I thought 15.e5 was best, when you played your move I was still trying to find a good way to handle it.

But even after 15.Bxf6 I think you should be ok if you play 16.cxd5. After this I was going to play Bg7. It looks like you have good compensation. However on my analysis it seemed hard for you to improve your position, and if I get my rooks active then I think I will take over the initiative. 18.e5 then d4 was an interesting try. I set a couple of engine games from this position, and the Black side often stuffed things up.

Kevin Bonham
27-06-2007, 02:00 AM
Thanks for the comments.

I looked quite hard at 15.e5 but after ...Ncd7 16.cxd5 leaves me with a rather bad isolated pawn while 16.d4 dxc4 and it looks to me like I have kingside pressure for a while but eventually going nowhere, and your pawn mass on the q-side is a bit worrying.

I had similar views about 16.cxd5 - it seemed probably OK but no better than that, and with some long-term risk.

18.e5 is interesting - I did look at it but not for long, and I don't remember why I didn't play it, except that at that stage I hadn't realised how much trouble I was getting into.

Move 21 was amusing. I thought you might play ...Be5 followed by ...Rd2 when I was basically forced into a massive sequence of exchanges leading into a knight ending that looked pretty lost. When you played ...Bxc3 I wondered if you'd missed that ... until I realised that this actually gave me not one forced most-likely-lost ending, but rather a wide range of options which each led to different most-likely-lost endings.

Aaron Guthrie
27-06-2007, 02:28 AM
I looked quite hard at 15.e5 but after ...Ncd7 16.cxd5 leaves me with a rather bad isolated pawn while 16.d4 dxc4 and it looks to me like I have kingside pressure for a while but eventually going nowhere, and your pawn mass on the q-side is a bit worrying.Aha now I remember analysing this. The computer seemed to always give white an advantage, regardless of what line I was looking at. And aside from that it was pretty confusing anyway. I think I wanted to make d4 work, but couldn't. Of the alternatives to d4, Ncd7 seems best. The line in my database is 15.Ncd7 16.d4 dc4 17.Qd2 Nh7 18.Rf2 h5 19. Raf1 Nb6 20.Ne4 Nd5 21.Nd6 Be6, which is a pretty confusing position and line.
Move 21 was amusing. I thought you might play ...Be5 followed by ...Rd2 when I was basically forced into a massive sequence of exchanges leading into a knight ending that looked pretty lost. When you played ...Bxc3 I wondered if you'd missed that ... until I realised that this actually gave me not one forced most-likely-lost ending, but rather a wide range of options which each led to different most-likely-lost endings.I thought Be5 wasn't as forcing, but I didn't really look at it for very long since I was pretty convinced Bxc3 gave an overwhelming advantage.