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J. Coburn v J. Wheeler

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J. Coburn
J. Wheeler
Portsmouth Open, 2009

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 c6 7. b3 b6 8. Ba3 Bb7 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. Nbd2 Nbd7 11. Rc1 c5 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Nc4 Rac8 14. Qd2 Rfd8 15. e4 N5f6 16. e5 White gains space16... Ne4 17. Qf4 cxd4 17... f6 18. exf6 Ndxf6 19. Nce5=18. Nxd4 Ndc5? There were better ways to keep up the pressure18... Nxe5 19. Qxe5 Rc5 20. Qf4 Rxd4 21. Qb8+ Rd8 22. Qxa719. Nd6? Weakening the position 19. Qe3 A pity that White didn't try this 19... f5 20. f319... Nxd6 20. exd6 Qxd6? Gives White counterplay20... Qd7 21. Rfd121. Bxb7 21. Qxd6 Rxd6 22. Bxb721... Qxf4 22. gxf4 Nxb7 22... Rc7 23. Nc6 Re8 24. Rxc5 bxc5 25. Na523. Nc6 ½-½