(1) Nick Jameson - Simon Rogers [B84]
11.05.2010
[Fritz 10 (30s)]

B84: Sicilian Scheveningen: 6 Be2 a6, lines without early Be3

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Be2 Be7 8.f4 a6
last book move

9.Nf3
Black has a cramped position

9...Qc7
White has a very active position [9...0-0 10.Qd2= ]

10.Nd2
[10.Ng5 b5= ]

10...b5
[10...d5 11.e5 d4 12.exf6 gxf6=/+ (12...dxe3 13.fxe7 exd2+ 14.Qxd2+/= ) ]

11.0-0=
White has an active position

11...Bb7 12.Bf3 0-0 13.a4
White threatens to win material: a4xb5

13...b4
Black threatens to win material: b4xc3

14.Ne2 Na5 15.b3
White has a new backward pawn: c2 [15.Rc1 Rfc8= ]

15...Rac8 16.Rc1 d5 17.e5
White wins space

17...Nd7 18.c4 dxc4
[>=18...Bc5!? is interesting 19.Bf2 Qb6 20.cxd5 Bxd5 21.Bxd5 exd5=/+ ]

19.Nxc4+/= Bc5 20.Qd3
[20.Bxc5 Qxc5+ 21.Kh1 Bxf3 22.Rxf3 Nxc4 23.Rxc4 Qe7= ]

20...Bxf3= 21.Rxf3 Rfd8
[21...Nxc4!? 22.Rxc4 Rfd8= ]

22.Nd6
White threatens to win material: Nd6xc8 [>=22.Rh3 Nf8 23.Nd6+/- ]

22...Ra8?
[22...Nb7 23.Rh3 Nxd6 24.Qxh7+ Kf8 25.Qh8+ (25.exd6 Qxd6 26.Qh8+ Ke7 27.Qh4+ Nf6-/+ ) 25...Ke7 26.Qxg7 (26.exd6+ Qxd6 27.Qh4+ Nf6-/+ ) 26...Bxe3+ 27.Rxe3 Qxc1+ 28.Nxc1 Rxc1+ 29.Kf2 Rc2+ 30.Ke1-/+ ]

23.Kh1??
White has an active position. allows the opponent back into the game [>=23.Bxc5 with excellent chances for White 23...Nxc5 24.Qc2+- ]

23...Qa7
[23...Qb6 24.Bxc5 Nxc5 25.Qd4+/= ]

24.Rh3 g6?
[>=24...h6+/- ]

25.Nxf7+- Nxe5??
leading to a quick end [25...Bxe3 26.Nxd8 Bxc1 27.Nxe6 Re8+- ]

26.Nh6+
[26.Bxc5? may look interesting but causes some serious problems 26...Nxd3 27.Bxa7 Nxc1 28.Nxd8 Nxe2 29.Nxe6 Rxa7-+ ]

26...Kh8 27.Qe4 Nd3 28.Rxc5!
Decoy: c5

28...Nxc5 29.Qe5+
[>=29.Bd4+ and White wins 29...Rxd4 30.Qxd4+ Qg7 31.Qxc5 Nb7 32.Qxb4 Rd8+- ]

29...Qg7 30.Nf7+
[30.Bxc5?! Qxe5 31.fxe5 Rd1+ 32.Ng1 Rc8+/- ]

30...Kg8 31.Qxg7+
[31.Nxd8 might be the shorter path 31...Qxe5 32.fxe5 Ncxb3 33.Nxe6 Re8+- ]

31...Kxg7 32.Nxd8 Rxd8?
[32...Naxb3 33.Nc6 a5+- ]

33.Bxc5 Nc6 34.Kg1 Rd2 35.Re3 Kf7 36.Kf2 a5
[36...Rc2 does not help much 37.Bd6+- ]

37.Kf3 Rd5 38.Bb6 Kf6
[38...Ne7 doesn't get the cat off the tree 39.Re5 Rd3+ 40.Ke4 Rxb3 41.Rxa5+- ]

39.Ke4 h6
[39...g5 cannot change destiny 40.Rd3 Rxd3 41.fxg5+ Kxg5 42.Kxd3+- ]

40.Rd3 Rh5 41.h3 g5
[41...Ne7 doesn't change the outcome of the game 42.g4 Rd5 43.Rxd5 exd5+ 44.Ke3+- ]

42.g4 Rh4 43.Bf2
[43.Bf2 Ke7 44.Nd4+- ] 1-0