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J. Coburn v S. Smith

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J. Coburn
S. Smith
Fareham A v Chichester A, 2008

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Here there is a trap - if Black plays 6. ...Ng4 attacking the Bishop on e3 then White plays 7. Bb5 winning a piece 6... Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 This is a standard position for an attack against the Sicilian Defence 8... Nc6 9. g4 Bd7 10. h4 Qa5 By doing this Black has wasted a move11. Nb3 Qd8 12. h5 Ne5 White has to be careful in such a position because it is easy to over reach and lose the pawn ending 13. Be2 Re8 14. hxg6 Finally opening a file against the King 14... hxg6 15. O-O-O b5 16. Bh6 Bh8 17. Bf8 Clearing a path for the Queen and Rook which now become more of a threat on the open file 17... Nh5 18. gxh5 Rxf8 19. hxg6 fxg6 20. Rdg1 Bg7 21. Nd4 a6 Qe8 is better defending the b pawn and eyeing the f7 square to help defend the King 22. f4 Nc4 23. Bxc4+ bxc4 24. Rxg6 e5 25. Qg2 Rf7 26. Rg1 Qf8 27. Nd5 exd4 28. Nf6+ Kh8 29. Rh1+ 1-0