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P. Waller v L. Springthorpe

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P. Waller
L. Springthorpe
Casual game, 2007

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bd7 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. c3 a6 7. O-O b5 Black's unorthodox opening has left him in a difficult position already but, as usual, Les struggled very hard 8. Be3 Na5 9. Nbd2 Nb7 10. Nb3 Rc8 11. Rc1 c5 12. Bb1 c4 13. Nbd2 f6 14. Re1 a5 15. Nf1 a4 16. Ng3 f5 17. Qd2 h6 18. h3 Na5 19. Nh5 Kf8 20. Nf4 Qe8 21. g4 g6 g5 was better 22. Kh2 Qf7 23. gxf5 gxf5 24. Rg1 Rh7 25. Rg2 Rg7 26. Rcg1 Rxg2+ 27. Rxg2 Ke8 28. Qc1 Kd8 29. Qg1 Kc7 30. Rg7 Qe8 31. Qg3 Nc6 32. Nh4 Bxh4 33. Qxh4 Nce7 34. Qg3 Kc6 35. Ng6 Nxg6 36. Rxg6 Qf8 37. Qh4 Qf7 38. Qg3 Qf8 39. Rg7 Re8 40. Qg6 f4 41. Rf7 Ne7 42. Rxf8 A mistake - White should play Qf642... Nxg6 43. Rxe8 Bxe8 fxe3 should win for Black 44. Bxg6 Bxg6 45. Bxf4 White has an extra pawn but there are opposite coloured bishops 45... h5 46. Kg3 Kd7 47. Bg5 Ke8 48. Bf6 Bf7 49. Kf4 Kf8 50. Kg5 Kg8 51. f4 Kh7 52. h4 Kg8 Makes life easy for White but was he winning anyway? 52... Bg6 53. f5 Bxf5 54. Kxh552... Bg6 53. f5 exf5 54. e6 and Black is out of moves 53. f5 exf5 54. Kxf5 Kf8 55. e6 Be8 56. Ke5 Bc6 57. Kd6 Bb7 58. Kd7 Kg8 59. e7 Kh7 60. e8=Q Bc6+ 61. Kxc6 1-0