Saturday, September 11, 2004

Round 1: Mac Intyre-Cherniack 1-0

Paul Mac Intyre

An exciting sacrificial attacking game by Paul with opposite wing castling. White rips open Black’s king position before Alex can get anything going on the other side.

[Event "BCC Championship"]
[Site "Somerville, MA USA"]
[Date "2004.09.08"]
[Round "1"]
[Black "Cherniack, Alex"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteUSCF "2303"]
[BlackUSCF "2228"]
[ECO "C19"]
[Opening "French"]
[Variation "Winawer"]
[Sub-Variation "Main Line 7. a4"]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.a4 Qa5 8.Qd2 Nbc6 9.Nf3 Bd7 10.Bd3 c4 11.Be2 f6 12.Ba3 0-0-0 13.0-0 Rdf8 14.Rfb1 Rf7 15.Rb5 Qa6 16.Qc1 Ng6 17.Bd6 b6 18.Qa3 Kb7 19.Rab1 Ka8 20.exf6 gxf6 21.Nd2 Nh4 22.R5b2 Qc8 23.a5 Nxa5 24.Rxb6 Nc6 25.Nxc4

Mac Intyre-Cherniack Rd. 1 Diagram

25...dxc4 26.Bxc4 Qg8 27.Bg3 Nf5 28.Qa6

[28.Ba6 is even stronger, e.g. 28...axb6? 29.Bc8+ Na5 (29...Na7 30.Qxa7+ Kxa7 31.Ra1+ Ba4 32.Rxa4#) 30.Rxb6 Bxc8 31.Rb8+ Ka7 32.Qxa5+ Ba6 33.Qb6# -- Fritz8]

28...Qc8 29.Rb7 Nxg3 30.d5 Qb8 31.dxc6 Bxc6 32.Rxb8+ Rxb8 33.Qxc6+ Rfb7 34.Ba6 Ne2+ 35.Kf1 Nxc3 36.Bxb7+ Rxb7 37.Qc8+ Rb8 38.Qxb8# 1-0


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