Mar

23

As my Zhan Zhuang teacher said, when I mentioned a different way of standing to what we do in class (Baron Ferson's Fearsome Stance), a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Here I played 13.f4, ignorant of the fact that it is new whilst my more knowledgeable opponent knew that it was new. Accordingly he thought it must be bad, and in his efforts to refute it overlooked the backward knight move, 22.Ng3.

This game helped me towards my first clear first in a long time. Clawing it back…

[Event "Bolton Open"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2008.03.23"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Davies, N."]
[Black "Haslinger, S."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A07"]
[PlyCount "127"]
[EventDate "2008.03.23"]
[SourceDate "2008.03.23"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 c6 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. b3 Bg4 5. Bb2 Nbd7 6. O-O e6 7. d3 Bd6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. h3 Bh5 10. e4 e5 11. Qe1 Re8 12. Nh4 Nc5 13. f4 dxe4 14. dxe4 exf4 15. gxf4 Ncxe4 16. Nxe4 Nxe4 17. Bxe4 Bc5+ 18. Kh2 Bd4 19. Bxd4 Qxd4 20. Nf5 Qxe4 21. Qxe4 Rxe4 22. Ng3 Bg6 23. f5 Bxf5 24. Rxf5 Rd4 25. Raf1 f6 26. R5f2 Re8 27. Kg2 Rd5 28. c4 Rd3 29. Rf3 Red8 30. Rxd3 Rxd3 31. Rf3 Rd2+ 32. Rf2 Rd3 33. Ne4 Rd4 34. Nc5 b6 35. Na6 Kf7 36. Nb4 Rd6 37. Rc2 a5 38. c5 bxc5 39. Na6 c4 40. bxc4 Ke7 41. Nc5 Rd1 42. Re2+ Kf7 43. Nb3 a4 44. Rd2 Rb1 45. Nd4 c5 46. Ne2 Rb4 47. Rc2 a3 48. Kf3 Rb2 49. Rxb2 axb2 50. Nc3 h5 51. Ke3 g5 52. Kd3 h4 53. Kc2 f5 54. Ne2 g4 55. Ng1 Ke6 56. a4 Kd6 57. Kxb2 Kc6 58. a5 Kb7 59. Kb3 Ka7 60. Ka4 Ka6 61. hxg4 fxg4 62. Ne2 g3 63. Ng1 g2 64. Nh3 1-0


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