Games
[Event "2015 MK Open Knock Out."] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.03.05"] [Round "1"] [White "McKeon, John"] [Black "Solloway, Colin"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D02"] [WhiteElo "122"] [BlackElo "140"] [Annotator "Time Control: 35 moves in 75 minutes +15 minutes quick play finish."] [PlyCount "115"] [EventType "k.o."] [EventCountry "ENG"] 1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 Nf6 3. e3 Bf5 4. Nd2 e6 5. Ngf3 Nbd7 6. Be2 {[%eval 7,27]} h6 { [%eval 24,30]} 7. h3 {[%eval 0,30] last book move} Bd6 {[%eval 0,32]} 8. Bxd6 { [%eval 0,31]} cxd6 {[%eval 0,33]} 9. c4 {[%eval -6,34]} dxc4 {[%eval -8,34]} 10. Nxc4 {[%eval -2,32]} Qe7 {[%eval 6,33]} 11. O-O {[%eval 7,32]} O-O {[%eval 7,33]} 12. Rc1 {[%eval 5,34]} Rfc8 {[%eval 5,35]} 13. Ncd2 {[%eval -8,33]} ({ Possession of the c file is going to be very important to both armies. White should fight for it by bringing the Queen to a more active position and connecting Rooks:} 13. Qb3 {[%eval 7,36]} d5 {[%eval 5,33]} 14. Ncd2 {[%eval 14,32]} Qd8 {[%eval 10,32]} 15. a4 {[%eval 10,31]} a5 {[%eval 7,31]} 16. Rxc8 { [%eval 0,37]} (16. Qxb7 {[%eval 0,40]} Bc2 {[%eval 0,38]} 17. Qxa8 {[%eval 0, 40]} Rxa8 {[%eval 0,38]} 18. Rxc2 {[%eval 0,35]}) 16... Qxc8 {[%eval 0,36]} 17. Bb5 {[%eval 5,32]} Ne4 {[%eval 19,34]} 18. Nxe4 {[%eval 4,36]} Bxe4 {[%eval 13, 37]} 19. Nd2 {[%eval 14,35]} Nb6 {[%eval 17,37]}) 13... Nb6 {[%eval -12,37]} 14. Re1 {[%eval -20,38][%csl Rc2]} ({Now Black will take the c file, gaining a significant advantage. As the c2 square is a target for Black, a stronger response would be:} 14. Qb3 {[%eval -14,35]} Rc7 {[%eval -11,33]} 15. Rc3 { [%eval -4,32]} Nbd5 {[%eval -4,32]} 16. Rxc7 {[%eval -14,36]} Qxc7 {[%eval -14, 38]} 17. Ne1 {[%eval -15,36]} Ne4 {[%eval -15,34]} 18. Nxe4 {[%eval -13,34]} Bxe4 {[%eval -10,33]} 19. Nd3 {[%eval -11,32][%csl Gc1,Re4] Shutting out Black's powerful Bishop and adding to the defense of c1.}) 14... Rxc1 {[%eval -22,37]} 15. Qxc1 {[%eval -19,34]} Rc8 {[%eval -21,33]} 16. Qa1 {[%eval -21,35] } Rc2 {[%eval -17,33]} 17. Bd1 {[%eval -18,32]} Rc6 {[%eval 12,29]} 18. b4 { [%eval -55,32]} Qc7 {[%eval -46,32]} 19. Be2 {[%eval -90,33]} Qc8 {[%eval -59, 31]} ({While White is quite passive, now is the time to strike:} 19... Nbd5 { [%eval -92,31]} 20. a3 {[%eval -75,31]} (20. b5 {[%eval -134,38]} Rc2 {[%eval -137,38]} 21. Bd1 {[%eval -139,36]} Rc1 {[%eval -132,36]} 22. Qb2 {[%eval -133, 38]} Qc3 {[%eval -134,37]} 23. Qxc3 {[%eval -131,35]} Rxc3 {[%eval 135,40]} 24. e4 {[%eval 134,38]} Nxe4 {[%eval 132,39]} 25. Nxe4 {[%eval 127,40]} Bxe4 { [%eval 121,38]} 26. Rxe4 {[%eval 122,37]} Rc1 {[%eval 122,37]} 27. Re1 {[%eval 122,37]} Nc3 {[%eval 122,37]}) 20... Rc3 {[%eval -76,32]} 21. Bd1 {[%eval -93, 32]} Bc2 {[%eval -82,31]} 22. Kh2 {[%eval -91,31]} a6 {[%eval -92,31]}) 20. b5 {[%eval -68,33]} Rc2 {[%eval -68,35]} 21. a4 {[%eval -67,34]} Nbd5 {[%eval -63, 33]} 22. Bf1 {[%eval -78,37]} Nc3 {[%eval -62,32]} ({Better is:} 22... Ne4 { [%eval -82,36]} 23. Nxe4 {[%eval -79,36]} Bxe4 {[%eval -76,36]} 24. Qa3 { [%eval -79,35]} Qc3 {[%eval -88,33]} 25. Qxc3 {[%eval -83,31]} Rxc3 {[%eval 0, 39]} 26. Nd2 {[%eval 0,38]} Nf6 {[%eval 0,34]}) 23. Nb3 {[%eval -305,36]} Ra2 { [%eval -319,33]} 24. Qc1 {[%eval -310,34]} Rxa4 {[%eval -57,33]} 25. Nbd2 { [%eval -194,37]} Bc2 {[%eval 48,37]} ({This is a strong Bishop controlling the h7 to b1 diagonal, slicing straight into White's territory. There are no tactical reasons for moving into c2, where the Bishop's life is in danger. Instead Black should consolidate a clearly winning position with:} 25... Qc7 { [%eval -210,36]} 26. Qb2 {[%eval -203,37]} Ra2 {[%eval -217,34]} 27. Qb4 { [%eval -213,34]} b6 {[%eval -204,33]}) 26. Nc4 {[%eval 49,35]} Ra2 {[%eval 232, 39]} 27. Nxd6 {[%eval 233,38]} Qd7 {[%eval 452,34]} ({The Queen should remain on the the c file:} 27... Qc7 {[%eval 244,36]} 28. Bc4 {[%eval 238,37]} Nfe4 { [%eval 241,39]} 29. Bxa2 {[%eval 241,35]} Nxa2 {[%eval 235,36]} 30. Qb2 { [%eval 236,35] However, Black is now firmly on the critical list.}) 28. Qd2 { [%eval -247,35]} ({White lets Black off the hook. Necessary is:} 28. Bc4 { [%eval 444,34]} Qc7 {[%eval 474,35]} (28... Ra5 {[%eval 531,32]} 29. Qxc2 { [%eval 477,33]} Ra3 {[%eval 689,36]} 30. Nxf7 {[%eval 699,33]} Qxf7 {[%eval 711,37]} 31. Qb2 {[%eval 701,36]} Qe7 {[%eval 695,32]} 32. Rc1 {[%eval 681,32]} Ncd5 {[%eval 781,38]} 33. Bxd5 {[%eval 778,35]} exd5 {[%eval 779,35]} 34. Rc8+ {[%eval 763,36]} Kf7 {[%eval 745,32] And Black can resign.}) 29. Bxa2 {[%eval 455,34]} Nxa2 {[%eval 462,33]} 30. Qb2 {[%eval 459,32]} Bg6 {[%eval 456,33]} 31. Nxf7 {[%eval 441,30] Ensuring a winning endgame for White.}) 28... Nce4 { [%eval 41,37][%csl Gf6]} ({But Black moves the wrong Knight. The f6 Knight has been a spectator since the opening and should now join the battle, sealing the game:} 28... Nfd5 {[%eval -241,34]} 29. Bc4 {[%eval -265,35]} ({Or:} 29. Nc4 { [%eval -230,35]} Qxb5 {[%eval -231,34]} 30. Qc1 {[%eval -247,35]} Qb4 {[%eval -232,34]} 31. Nce5 {[%eval -251,36]} Bb1 {[%eval -263,34] With an overwhelming position for Black.}) 29... Bb3 {[%eval -278,33]} 30. Qd3 {[%eval -260,33]} Bxc4 {[%eval -267,35]} 31. Nxc4 {[%eval -235,34]} Qxb5 {[%eval -231,30]}) 29. Nxe4 {[%eval 32,36]} Nxe4 {[%eval 37,36]} 30. Qb4 {[%eval 41,32]} Ba4 {[%eval 453,35]} ({Another serious error by Black. Better is:} 30... Qd8 {[%eval 75,33] } 31. Qc4 {[%eval 81,36]} Rb2 {[%eval 82,36]} 32. Ra1 {[%eval 85,33]} Nd6 { [%eval 84,34]} 33. Qc5 {[%eval 70,35]} Be4 {[%eval 82,34]} 34. Qa3 {[%eval 82, 32]} Rc2 {[%eval 77,29] With only a slight advantage for White.}) 31. Re2 { [%eval 0,45]} ({Now White plays a bad move. Stronger is:} 31. Bc4 {[%eval 449, 33]} Rxf2 {[%eval 441,34]} 32. Bd3 {[%eval 443,31]} Ra2 {[%eval 472,35]} 33. Bxe4 {[%eval 429,35]} Qxb5 {[%eval 484,35]} 34. Qd6 {[%eval 464,33]} Qd7 { [%eval 454,33]}) 31... Rxe2 {[%eval 307,35]} ({Another terrible move by Black. The Queen must come back into the fray. The game is kept dead even with:} 31... Qd5 {[%eval 0,39]} 32. Ne5 {[%eval 0,41]} Ra1 {[%eval 0,41]} 33. Qe7 {[%eval 0, 40]} Nd6 {[%eval 0,42]} 34. Nd7 {[%eval 0,41]} h5 {[%eval 0,41]} 35. Qd8+ { [%eval 0,42]} Kh7 {[%eval 0,40]} 36. Nf8+ {[%eval 0,41]} Kh6 {[%eval 0,39] And the Black King is perfectly safe.}) 32. Bxe2 {[%eval 305,32]} Bc2 {[%eval 406, 34]} 33. Qc4 {[%eval 419,33]} Bb1 {[%eval 433,34]} 34. Qb3 {[%eval 411,33]} Qc7 {[%eval 458,35]} 35. Qxb1 {[%eval 440,32]} Nc3 {[%eval 453,32]} 36. Qc2 { [%eval 453,32]} Nxb5 {[%eval 444,30]} 37. Qxc7 {[%eval 310,42]} Nxc7 {[%eval 310,41]} 38. Ne5 {[%eval 307,36]} Kf8 {[%eval 311,37]} 39. Kf1 {[%eval 307,33]} Ke7 {[%eval 316,41]} 40. Bf3 {[%eval 315,40]} b5 {[%eval 512,33]} ({The final nail in Black's coffin, losing the a7 Pawn. A little better is:} 40... f6 { [%eval 315,41]} 41. Nc4 {[%eval 315,38]} b6 {[%eval 317,37]} 42. Ke2 {[%eval 302,32]} Nd5 {[%eval 402,32]} 43. Kd3 {[%eval 330,31]} Nc7 {[%eval 350,32]}) 41. Nc6+ {[%eval 513,34]} Kd6 {[%eval 510,34]} 42. Nxa7 {[%eval 492,32]} b4 { [%eval 517,37]} 43. Nc6 {[%eval 511,34]} b3 {[%eval 510,37]} 44. Nb4 {[%eval 389,36]} Nd5 {[%eval 791,33]} 45. Nd3 {[%eval 518,35]} Nc3 {[%eval 518,36]} 46. Nb2 {[%eval 512,34]} Kc7 {[%eval 537,40]} 47. Ke1 {[%eval 531,37]} Kb6 {[%eval 531,35]} 48. Bd1 {[%eval 519,33]} Nxd1 {[%eval 736,31]} 49. Kxd1 {[%eval 723, 32]} Kb5 {[%eval 708,33]} 50. Kc1 {[%eval 709,34]} Kb4 {[%eval 676,35]} 51. Kb1 {[%eval 612,34]} Kc3 {[%eval 711,34]} 52. Na4+ {[%eval 647,35]} Kb4 {[%eval 689,33]} 53. Nc5 {[%eval 616,31]} Kc3 {[%eval 1586,34]} 54. Ne4+ {[%eval 2575, 36]} Kd3 {[%eval 1562,36]} 55. Nc5+ {[%eval 0,70]} Kc3 {[%eval 1160,34]} 56. g3 {[%eval 885,34]} Kc4 {[%eval 882,32]} 57. Kb2 {[%eval 847,33]} e5 {[%eval 911, 34]} 58. Nxb3 {[%eval 751,31] And here the clock struck zero for Black.} 1-0