[Event "Bristol Congress"] [Site "?"] [Date "2023.04.01"] [Round "?"] [White "Buckell, David"] [Black "Weale, Tom"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D10"] [Annotator "Jerry"] [PlyCount "92"] [EventDate "2023.??.??"] [SourceVersionDate "2023.04.01"] {[%evp 0,92,58,21,35,0,4,0,44,-29,-14,-23,-22,-37,-32,-38,-19,-24,-22,-26,8,1,9,-44,-44,-75,15,30,70,60,158,60,82,3,33,15,153,146,150,123,97,113,105,72,72,72,83,-248,-209,-221,-239,-247,-231,-245,-130,-140,-88,-135,-33,-49,-25,-29,-26,-46,-61,-31,-28,-112,-55,-125,-92,-121,-67,-204,-210,-184,-187,-187,-157,-263,-240,-240,-221,-195,-248,-408,-179,-238,-177,-29987,-29988,-29997,-29998,-29999,-30000]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 c6 4. a4 Bf5 5. e3 e6 6. Nf3 Bb4 7. Bd2 O-O 8. Be2 Nbd7 9. O-O Bxc3 10. bxc3 Ne4 11. Be1 Qc7 12. cxd5 exd5 13. c4 Ndf6 14. Ne5 {White has made a significant advantage so far. There is a window of opportunity to convert this into a winning position but in the game he drifts and Black starts to get more opportunities.} Rad8 15. Rc1 (15. f3 {would have been a good response here or next move, and White would be likely to win}) 15... h6 16. cxd5 Nxd5 17. Bc4 Ndf6 18. Bb4 Nd6 19. Bb3 Be4 20. f3 Bd5 21. e4 Bxb3 22. Qxb3 Qb6 23. Rfd1 $2 ({Black was threatening to win a piece and that is what happens. It would have been perfectly reasonable to play} 23. Qc3 {when White's central pawns continue to give an advantage}) 23... a5 {It soon becomes clear that Black will not have it too easy: two or three pawns are going to disappear from his account. From here the game becomes more complicated as Black tries to get the extra piece to work.} 24. Nc4 Nxc4 25. Rxc4 axb4 26. Rxb4 Qa6 27. Rxb7 Ra8 28. Ra1 Ra7 29. Rb6 Qe2 30. Rxc6 {although White now has three pawns his future is not very clear but in order to maintain an advantage Black must find a good way to make use of the knight.} Rfa8 31. Rc2 Qa6 32. e5 Nh5 ({The knight does better in the centre of the board} 32... Nd7 33. f4 Rb8 {shows how it can have an influence on the queenside. The queen can then go to e6 and Black will take charge of the light squares. In the game the knight participates in a kingside attack which is just a little harder to bring off as the major pieces have to relocate.}) 33. d5 Rb7 34. Qc3 ({White would have been better advised to claim the fourth rank with} 34. Qc4 {as this denies the knight any moves. The exchange of queens is not to be feared - passed pawns become more significant as the other material reduces.} Qg6 {would then be a good continuation for Black, with the advantage in a complex game.}) 34... Nf4 35. Qd2 Ng6 {eyeing up the e pawn which is hard to defend, and also the h4 square} 36. Rc6 (36. f4 Rab8 {threatens to get to b1 and Black has plenty of threats}) 36... Qa7+ 37. Kh1 Nxe5 {one dangerous pawn disappears but the d pawn can still be a powerful force} 38. Rc3 Rab8 {Creating an attack is the best use for an extra piece.} 39. Rcc1 Rb2 40. Qc3 Qf2 {the black pieces close in for the kill and just have to get there before the d pawn queens} 41. Rg1 Ng6 {f4 will be an excellent square for the knight} 42. d6 Rc2 {the queen is forced off both the c file and the the long diagonal} (42... Nf4 {immediately is also good}) 43. Qa5 Nf4 44. Raf1 Nh3 $1 {a neat finish involving smothered mate} 45. d7 Qxg1+ 46. Rxg1 Nf2# 0-1