Games
[Event "MK 2014 KO Plate Semi-Final Replay."] [Site "OU, Milton Keynes."] [Date "2014.05.01"] [Round "2"] [White "McKeon, John"] [Black "Solloway, Colin"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D31"] [WhiteElo "124"] [BlackElo "126"] [Annotator "Time Control: 35 moves in 75 minutes +15 minutes quick play finish."] [PlyCount "92"] [EventDate "2014.05.01"] [EventType "game"] [EventCountry "ENG"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Bf5 3. c4 e6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nc3 c6 6. Qb3 Qc7 {[%eval 25,29]} ({Slightly better is} 6... Qb6 7. Qxb6 axb6 8. e3 Nf6) 7. Nh4 {[%eval 0,33]} Bc8 {[%eval 18,30]} ({Another possibility is} 7... Be6 {[%eval 0,33]} 8. Nf3 { [%eval 0,35]} Bd6 {[%eval 16,31]} 9. Ng5 {[%eval 21,29]} Bc8 {[%eval 38,28] and White is also behind in development.}) 8. Nf3 {[%eval 0,36]} Bd6 {[%eval 53,31]} 9. e4 {[%eval 53,31]} dxe4 {[%eval 56,31]} 10. Nxe4 {[%eval 39,29]} Qe7 {[%eval 44,28]} 11. Qe3 {[%eval 44,29]} ({The only other plausable move is} 11. Nfg5 {[%eval 40,30]} Bb4+ {[%eval 46,32]} 12. Bd2 {[%eval 55,30]} Bxd2+ { [%eval 39,29]} 13. Kxd2 {[%eval 51,30]} Nh6 {[%eval 43,29]} 14. Re1 {[%eval 56, 28]} O-O {[%eval 40,25] otherwise White's Knight on the e file is dicing with death.}) 11... Bb4+ {[%eval 48,30]} 12. Bd2 {[%eval 57,31]} Bxd2+ {[%eval 77, 32]} ({Much better is} 12... Be6 {[%eval 63,29]} 13. Bd3 {[%eval 48,30]} Bxd2+ {[%eval 53,31]} 14. Nfxd2 {[%eval 49,33]} Nd7 {[%eval 56,31]} 15. O-O {[%eval 54,30]} Ngf6 {[%eval 54,27] Improving Black's poor development.}) 13. Nexd2 { [%eval 39,32]} ({Better would be} 13. Kxd2 {[%eval 73,30]} Be6 {[%eval 73,31]} 14. Nc5 {[%eval 77,31]} Nd7 {[%eval 82,32]} 15. Nxe6 {[%eval 81,33]} fxe6 { [%eval 81,30] Giving White quite an advantage.}) 13... Nf6 {[%eval 39,28]} 14. Qxe7+ {[%eval 22,1]} Kxe7 {[%eval 22,28]} 15. Bc4 {[%eval 22,33]} Re8 {[%eval 53,29]} ({More accurate is} 15... Rd8 {[%eval 18,29]} 16. O-O {[%eval 13,31]} Kf8 {[%eval 23,28]} 17. a4 {[%eval -12,31]} a5 {[%eval -6,30][%csl Rd4] Targeting White's weak, isolated Pawn.}) 16. O-O {[%eval 62,31]} Kf8 {[%eval 56,31]} 17. Rfe1 {[%eval 14,30]} Bf5 {[%eval 17,28]} 18. Rxe8+ {[%eval 0,34]} Nxe8 {[%eval -3,31]} 19. Re1 {[%eval -20,33]} Nd6 {[%eval -18,31]} 20. Bb3 { [%eval -17,31]} Nd7 {[%eval -15,28]} 21. Nc4 {[%eval -48,36]} Nxc4 {[%eval -55, 34]} 22. Bxc4 {[%eval -55,35]} Nb6 {[%eval -51,32]} 23. Bb3 {[%eval -50,32]} Rd8 {[%eval -56,32]} 24. h3 {[%eval -51,32]} Re8 {[%eval -8,34]} 25. Re5 { [%eval -25,37]} Be6 {[%eval 89,36][%csl Rf7,Rh7]} ({Black's Pawns on f7 and h7 are looking vulnerable. Black's Bishop must remain on the b1 - h7 diagonal to assist in their defence. Better is} 25... Rxe5 {[%eval -27,39]} 26. Nxe5 { [%eval -28,39]} f6 {[%eval -25,38]} 27. Nc4 {[%eval -25,37]} Nxc4 {[%eval -25, 36]} 28. Bxc4 {[%eval -28,35]}) 26. Ng5 {[%eval 91,35]} Nd5 {[%eval 105,31]} ({ Better is} 26... h6 {[%eval 91,34]} 27. Nxe6+ {[%eval 99,34]} fxe6 {[%eval 95, 33]} 28. Bxe6 {[%eval 95,33]} Rd8 {[%eval 91,36]} 29. Ra5 {[%eval 87,34]} Ke7 { [%eval 84,34]} 30. Bb3 {[%eval 84,34]} Rxd4 {[%eval 84,33]} 31. Rxa7 {[%eval 82,34]} Rd7 {[%eval 79,29] But White is still on top.}) 27. Bxd5 {[%eval 80,36] } cxd5 {[%eval 78,34]} 28. Re3 {[%eval 0,32]} ({A passive and unnecessary retreat. White should take the h Pawn.} 28. Nxh7+ {[%eval 77,33]} Kg8 {[%eval 106,35]} 29. Ng5 {[%eval 102,33]} Rc8 {[%eval 110,35]} 30. Nxe6 {[%eval 110,34] } fxe6 {[%eval 109,34]} 31. Rxe6 {[%eval 103,31]} Rc1+ {[%eval 119,35]} 32. Kh2 {[%eval 107,34]} Rc2 {[%eval 110,34]} 33. Kg3 {[%eval 106,35]} Rxb2 {[%eval 98, 33]} 34. Rd6 {[%eval 101,33]} Kf8 {[%eval 116,34]} 35. a3 {[%eval 118,30][%csl Gg3] And Black would be hard pushed to get a draw from this position, owing to White's stronger King.}) 28... h6 {[%eval 4,34]} 29. Nf3 {[%eval -24,33]} f6 { [%eval -3,32]} 30. Rc3 {[%eval -12,31]} Rc8 {[%eval 0,37]} 31. Nd2 {[%eval -29, 43]} ({Better for White is} 31. Rxc8+ {[%eval 0,40]} Bxc8 {[%eval 0,37]} 32. Kf1 {[%eval 0,34]} g5 {[%eval 0,45]} 33. Nd2 {[%eval 0,43]} Kf7 {[%eval 0,44]} 34. f3 {[%eval 0,41]} h5 {[%eval 0,47]} 35. Kf2 {[%eval 0,43]} Be6 {[%eval 0, 44] And the draw is in sight.}) 31... Bd7 {[%eval 11,35][%csl Gc3]} ({Black should eliminate the dominant White Rook with} 31... Rxc3 {[%eval -29,39]} 32. bxc3 {[%eval -26,35]} Ke7 {[%eval -29,34]} 33. Kh2 {[%eval -125,37]} Kd7 { [%eval -108,36]}) 32. Nf1 {[%eval -24,34]} Re8 {[%eval 0,36]} 33. Ne3 {[%eval 0,34]} Bc6 {[%eval 21,33]} 34. Rc5 {[%eval 0,35]} Re4 {[%eval 0,35]} 35. Nxd5 { [%eval -37,32]} Rxd4 {[%eval -26,31]} 36. Nc3 {[%eval -106,35]} Ke7 {[%eval -96,33]} 37. a3 {[%eval -141,38]} Kd6 {[%eval -155,38]} 38. b4 {[%eval -414,38] } ({A bad mistake. Better is} 38. Ra5 {[%eval -156,38]} a6 {[%eval -148,37]} 39. f3 {[%eval -156,36]} g6 {[%eval -154,35][%csl Gd6,Rg1] But the game is lost now simply because the Black King is a strong piece, adding greatly to his army. White's King is miles from the action.}) 38... b6 {[%eval -415,37]} 39. Nb5+ {[%eval -557,35]} ({The fatal move. White should extricate the Rook to have any glimmer of hope.} 39. Rh5 {[%eval -409,38]} Rd3 {[%eval -384,35]} 40. b5 {[%eval -534,35]} Rxc3 {[%eval -527,33]} 41. bxc6 {[%eval -501,31]} Rxa3 {[%eval -469,29]}) 39... Bxb5 {[%eval -539,32]} 40. Rxb5 {[%eval -3718,42]} Rd5 {[%eval -3977,37]} 41. Rxd5+ {[%eval -3437,41]} Kxd5 {[%eval -4752,40]} 42. a4 {[%eval -5372,43][%csl Rg1]} ({The White King must move closer to the centre.} 42. Kf1 {[%eval -4872,40]} b5 {[%eval -3977,40]} 43. Ke1 {[%eval -4155,40]} Kc4 {[%eval -4895,42]} 44. f4 {[%eval -4918,41]} Kb3 {[%eval -5316,43]} 45. Kd2 { [%eval -5112,43]} h5 {[%eval -4918,43]}) 42... Kc4 {[%eval -4903,41]} 43. a5 { [%eval -32719,38]} Kxb4 {[%eval -32715,36]} 44. axb6 {[%eval -32727,40]} axb6 { [%eval -32729,38]} 45. Kf1 {[%eval -32729,40]} ({The White King is far too late to do any good and the loss of this game must lay squarely at his door.} 45. Kh2 {[%eval -32731,40]} Kc3 {[%eval -32733,39]} 46. h4 {[%eval -32735,41]} b5 {[%eval -32737,41]} 47. Kg3 {[%eval -32737,39]} b4 {[%eval -32737,37]}) 45... Kc3 {[%eval -32731,39]} 46. Ke1 {[%eval -32731,38]} Kc2 {[%eval -32725, 38]} 0-1