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D Elliott v R Lukosius

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D Elliott
R Lukosius
Chichester A v Fareham A, 2009

1. e4 Having arrived late white has already used up 15 minutes of the allotted 75.1... c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 d6 5. Bc4 e6 6. Nf3 a6 7. O-O b5 8. Bb3 Ra7 9. Qe2 Nc6 10. Rd1 Rd7 Last book move11. Bf4 Nf6 12. Rac1 Be7 13. Nxb5 axb5 14. Rxc6 Bb7 15. Qxb5 Bxc6 16. Qxc6 O-O 17. Ng5 17. Rc1 is objectively better but to win this white needed to keep up the pressure17... h6 17... Rc7 would be the safe option when white probably runs out of attacking options 18. Qa6 h6 19. Nxf7 Kxf7 20. e5 keeps the game alive18. Nxe6 fxe6 19. Bxe6+ Kh8 20. Bxd7 Qxd7?? 20... Nxd7 at least keeps black in the game.21. Qxd7 Nxd7 22. Bxd6 Bxd6 23. Rxd6 Nc5 24. f3 Ra8 25. b4 Na4 26. b5 Rb8 27. Ra6 Nc5 28. Ra5 Kh7 29. a4 Kg6 30. Ra7 Kf6 reaching the time control. It is now a Rapidplay finish although despite whites late start white has 24 minutes to blacks 19.31. Kf2 g5 32. Kg3 Ke5 33. Kg4 Rb6 34. Kh5 Rf6 34... Kf4 was better 35. h4 gxh4 36. Kxh4 Ke3 and black can't hold both sides35. Rh7?! Unnecessary35. a5!! is quicker35... Ne6 36. Kg4 Nd4 37. Kg3 again slow and unnecessary. My only defense is I wanted to remain ahead on time 37. Rd7 Rf4+ 38. Kh5 I was worried about this but its quite safe.37... Ne2+ 38. Kf2 Nc3 39. Ra7 Nxe4+ 40. Ke3 White has done a good job of trying to throw it away but in the last 25 minutes of the game is now 15 minutes ahead on time and black simply has no chance40... Nc5 41. a5 Kd5 42. b6 Re6+ 43. Kf2 Nd3+ 44. Kg3 Re8?? 45. Rd7+ Kc4 46. b7 46. Rxd3!! wins easily 46... Kxd3 47. b7 Rb8 48. a646... Nc5 47. Rh7?? 47. Rc7 Kb5 48. Rc8 was my intended plan but in the rush I "forgot" it47... Kb5 48. Rxh6 Nxb7?? 49. Rb6+ Kxa5 50. Rxb7 Rg8 51. Kg4 Ka6 52. Rb1 Ka5 1-0