Giddins on Hastings 2010

(1) Gormally,Daniel (2480) - Druckenthaner,Andreas (2301) [A80]
Hastings Masters Hastings/UK (3.7), 30.12.2010

1.d4 f5 2.Bg5 h6 3.Bh4 c5 An attempt at larceny. Black hopes to trap the bishop on h4 with g5 and f4, in more favourable circumstances than usual, as now he can flick in Qa5+ andthereby free the d8 square as a flight for his king. However, as Gormally shows, this is an extremely risky strategy against active play by White. 4.e4 Qb6 [Here, for example, 4...Qa5+ 5.Nd2 g5 fails to 6.Qh5+ Kd8 7.Bxg5 ] 5.exf5 d5 6.Nf3 Bxf5 [Having said A (ie. 4... Qb6), Black probably had to say B, and take on b2, although that also looks very dangerous. After the text, he is blown away very quickly. 6...Qxb2 ] 7.Nc3 Qe6+ 8.Be2 Nc6 9.dxc5 0-0-0 10.Nd4 Nxd4 11.Qxd4 Nf6 12.0-0-0 a6 13.Bf3 g5 14.Rhe1 Qc6 15.Bg3 Black has no defence at all to threats such as Qe5, Na4, etc. 1-0

(2) Kaufeld,Juergen (2270) - Gibbs,Dominic V (1941) [B12]
Hastings Masters Hastings (3.39), 30.12.2010

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.h4 h5 5.Bg5 Qb6 6.Bd3!? Bxd3 7.Qxd3 Qxb2 8.e6! Qxa1 9.Qb3 Qxd4 [The most critical move is probably 9...b6 but after 10.Ne2 White has good compensation, with the enemy queen entombed on a1.] 10.Be3 Qe5 11.Qxb7 fxe6 12.Nf3 Qd6 13.Ng5 Nh6 14.Bc5!? Qd8 [14...Qe5+ 15.Kd1 also leaves White with a big attack.] 15.Qxa8 Nd7 16.Qxc6 Now White's material deficit is a mere pawn, and he clearly has much more than adequate compensation. 16...Qa5+ 17.Nd2 Qxc5 18.Qa8+ Nb8 19.Qxb8+ Kd7 20.0-0 The attack is overwhelming. 20...Qc7 21.Qb5+ Qc6 22.Qa5 a6 23.Ndf3 Qb5 24.Ne5+ Kc8 25.Qc3+ Kb8 26.a4 Qb6 27.a5 1-0

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