Sunday, October 17, 2004

Round 5: Glickman-Chase 0-1

Chris Chase

White makes a series of mistakes which leads to a major piece ending where Black has both material and positional advantages. During the adjournment session, Chris efficiently converts these advantages into a full point.

[Event "BCC Championship"]
[Site "Somerville, MA USA"]
[Date "2004.10.06"]
[Round "5"]
[White "
Glickman, David"]
[Black "
Chase, Chris"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteUSCF "
[BlackUSCF "
[ECO "
[Opening "Pirc Defense"]
[Variation "Miscellaneous Systems"]

1.e4 g6 2.d4 d6 3.Bc4 c6 4.Bb3 Nf6 5.Nd2 Bg7 6.Ngf3 0-0 7.0-0 Na6 8.Qe2

[8.c3 Qc7 (8...Nc7 9.e5 Nfd5 10.Re1 Minic-Hort, Vinkovci 1968 1/2 (15)) 9.h3 e5 10.Re1 Cherniaev-Swanson, West Bromwich 2002 1-0 (45)]

8...Nd7 9.c3 c5 10.Rd1 Qc7 11.Nf1 b6 12.Bc4 Nab8

Glickman-Chase Rd. 5 Diagram


[I considered but rejected 13.Bg5, though in retrospect it looks like a good move. 13.Ne3 with the idea of Ng4 also looks strong]

13...dxe5 14.dxe5 e6 15.Bb5?!

[15.Bf4!? Bb7 16.Rd6 looks best for white]

15...a6 16.Bxd7 Nxd7 17.Bf4 Bb7 18.N1d2 b5 19.Qe3 c4 20.Bh6?!

[20.b3!?= Fritz]

20...Nxe5 21.Bxg7 Nxf3+ 22.Nxf3 Kxg7 23.Rd4 Bxf3 24.gxf3?

[Mac Intyre called this move "un-masterly". He said my desire to maintain control of the d-file did not justify the destruction of my kingside pawns. The course of the game certainly seems to prove him right]

24...Rfd8 25.Rad1 h5 26.Qd2 Rxd4 27.Qxd4+ e5 28.Qd5 Re8 29.h3 Qe7 30.Rd2 Qg5+ 31.Kh2 Qf4+ 32.Kg2 Re6 33.Re2 Qf5 34.a4 Qg5+ 35.Kh2 Qf4+ 36.Kg2 bxa4 37.Qe4 Qg5+ 38.Kh2 Qf4+ 39.Kg2 Kf6 40.Qd5 Qg5+ 41.Kh2

[Sealed move]

41...Qf5 42.Kg2 Qd3 43.Rd2 Qxd5 44.Rxd5 a3 45.bxa3 Rc6 46.h4 Kf5 47.Kg3 f6 48.Rd8 Rc5 49.Rd6 Ra5 50.Rc6 Ra4 51.Kg2 a5 52.Kg3 g5 53.Kh3 Rxa3 54.Rxc4 a4 55.Kg3 Ke6 56.Rc6+ Kd5 57.Rxf6 gxh4+ 58.Kxh4 Rxc3 59.Kxh5?!

[59.Ra6 Rxf3 60.Ra5+ Ke6 61.Rxa4 Rxf2 was better, but would not have changed the outcome]

59...Rc6 60.Rf8 Ra6 61.Rc8 a3 62.Rc1 a2 63.Ra1 Kc4 64.Kg5 Kb3 65.Kf5 Ra5 66.f4 exf4+ 67.Kxf4 Kb2 68.Rf1 a1Q 69.Rxa1 Rxa1 70.Ke5 Re1+ 71.Kf5 Kc3 72.f4 Kd4 73.Kg6 Ke4 74.f5 Rg1+ 0-1

[Fritz announces mate in 15]


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