Sunday, September 11, 2005

An interesting draw

RMD-ALD, 9/11/2005 [D00]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Bf4 Bf5 4.Nb5 Na6 5.e3 c6 6.Nc3 Nb4 {6...Nc7, Van Vliet - Schippers, Hengelo 2002} 7.Bd3 Nxd3+ 8.cxd3 e6 9.Nf3 Bb4 10.Ne5 O-O 11.Qb3 Bxc3+ 12.bxc3 Qa5 13.O-O Ng4 14.c4 Nxe5 15.Bxe5 dxc4 16.dxc4 b6 17.a3 Rfd8 18.Qb4 Qxb4 19.axb4 f6 20.Bg3 Rd7 21.c5 bxc5 22.bxc5 Rb7 23.Bd6 a5 24.f3 Rb2 25.e4 Bg6 26.Rf2 Rxf2 27.Kxf2 a4 28.g4 Kf7 29.h4 h5 30.g5 fxg5 31.hxg5 Ke8 32.Kg3 Kd7 33.Be5 a3 34.Bxg7 a2 35.Be5 Ra3 36.Kf4 Ra4 37.Ke3 Ra3+ 38.Kf2 Kc8 39.Bg3 Kb7 40.Ke2 Ka6 41.Kd2 Kb5 42.Be1 {42.Bf2 and the two saved tempos make all the difference and the position is a draw. Now Black gets (very slim) winning chances. - ALD} Kc4 43.Bf2 Kb3 {43...Rxf3! 44.Ke2 Rxf2+ 45.Kxf2 Kb3 -/+} 44.Kc1 {44.d5} Kc3 {44...Ra4! -/+} 45.d5 exd5 46.exd5 cxd5 47.c6 Rb3 {Ending any remaining winning chances. Better is 47.Ra4. - ALD} 48.Be1+ Kd4 49.Rxa2 Rb1+?! {Very weak. Correct was 49...Ke3=. Now it is actually White that has winning chances. - ALD]} 50.Kd2 Rb8 51.Ra6?! {51.c7! +/-} Rb2+ 52.Kd1 Rb1+ Draw {My wife was almost out of time, 0:29 - 0:25 (G/30 time limit), but gets a draw. We both played the endgame very weakly, but at least this game was free of any major blunders. - ALD}

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