Freeman_Bennett Club Champs 2013 Round 5

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(1) Freeman,Michael – Bennett,Hilton [A70] HCC Club Champs (5), 14.05.2013 [Freeman,M R]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 e5 7.d5 Nh5 8.Qd2 Qh4+?! An interesting queen sacrifice line. 9.g3 Nxg3 10.Qf2 Nxf1 11.Qxh4 Nxe3 12.Ke2 [I got outplayed by an American international master back in 1991 thus 12.Qf2 Nxc4 13.b3 Nb6 14.Nge2 f5 15.Qg2 Bd7 16.0-0 a5 17.Kh1 Na6 18.Rad1 a4 19.Ng3 f4 20.Nge2 Nb4 21.Nc1 axb3 22.axb3 Rfd8 23.Qf2 Ra3 24.Qd2 Raa8 25.Qf2 Rac8 26.Rg1 Bf6 27.Nd3 Na6 28.Rc1 Be8 29.Rc2 Nd7 30.Na4 c5 31.Nc3 Ndb8 32.Ra1 Rc7 33.Qd2 g5 34.Rg1 Rg7 35.Nf2 h5 36.Qe2 Kf7 37.Nb5 Ke7 38.Ra2 Bd7 39.Kg2 g4 40.Kf1 Rdg8 41.Nc3 g3 42.Nd3 Kd8 43.hxg3 fxg3 44.Ke1 h4 45.Nd1 h3 46.Ne3 g2 47.Nxg2 Rxg2 48.Rxg2 Rxg2 49.Qxg2 hxg2 50.Rxg2 Bb5 51.Kd2 Nd7 52.Rg4 Kc7 53.f4 Bxd3 54.Kxd3 exf4 55.Rxf4 b5 56.Rf1 Nb4+ 57.Kd2 c4 58.bxc4 bxc4 0-1 (58) Freeman,M-Remlinger,L (2485) Philidelphia 1991] 12…Nxc4 13.b3 Nb6 14.Rc1 Bd7 15.Nh3 [15.Nd1 Na6 16.Ne3 f6 17.Nh3 is a common plan for white] 15…Na6 16.Nf2 h5?! I don’t like this move as it stops black playing ..f5 or ..f6 ideas due to the g6 pawn weakness. 17.Rhg1 The first new move 17…Rad8 the rook on this square oftens ends up hanging after Na6-c7-e8 defensive ideas [17…Rac8 preparing …c6 maybe better] 18.Nfd1 c6 19.Ne3 Nc7 20.a4 Na6?! [20…a5 maybe better] 21.a5 Nc8 22.Nf5! Bxf5? 23.exf5 Kh7? 24.b4? [24.Ne4 Nc7 25.dxc6 bxc6 26.fxg6+ fxg6 27.Qg5+- is just winning] 24…Nb8 [24…Rd7 25.dxc6 bxc6 26.Ne4 Nc7 27.Qh3 Rfd8 28.Rxc6+-] 25.Ne4 cxd5 26.fxg6+ [26.Nf6+ Bxf6 27.Qxf6 Rg8 28.Qxf7+ Rg7 29.fxg6+ Kh8 30.Qf6 Rdg8 31.Rg5 and white mates] 26…fxg6 27.Ng5+ Kg8 28.Ne6 Nc6 29.Nxd8?! [29.Rxg6! Nd4+ 30.Qxd4 exd4 31.Rxg7+ Kh8 32.Rcc7 and white mates] 29…Nd4+ 30.Kd1 [30.Qxd4 exd4 31.Rxc8 Kh7 leaves white with an extra rook] 30…Nxf3 31.Qh3 Nxg1 32.Qe6+ Kh7 33.Rxc8 Rf1+ 34.Kc2 Rf2+ 35.Kb3 Nf3 36.Qxd5 Nd4+ 37.Ka3 Rf3+ 38.Ka4 Rf1 39.Ka3 Rf3+ 40.Kb2 Rf2+ 41.Kb1? [41.Kc1 Bh6+ in time shortage this move scared me 42.Kb1 Rf1+ 43.Kb2 Rf2+ 44.Ka3 Rf3+ 45.Ka4 Rf1 46.Qxb7++-] 41…Rf1+ 42.Rc1 Rf2? [42…Ne2 43.Rxf1 Nc3+ 44.Kc1 Nxd5 45.Rf7 Kg8 46.Rxb7 would have extended the game but white is still winning] 43.Ne6 Bh6 44.Rc7+ Kh8 45.Rc8+ Kh7 46.Qxb7+ 1-0


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