Chess picnic

(1) Hook,William (2210) - Kanani,Saifudin [A45]
La Valetta ol (Men) La Valetta (14), 06.12.1980

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 c5 3.d5 Qb6 4.Nc3 d6 5.e4 Nbd7 6.Rb1 a6 7.a4 h6 8.Be3 Qb4 9.f3 Ne5 10.Bd2 Qb6 11.f4 Ng6 12.Bd3 Bg4 13.Qc1 Bd7 14.e5 dxe5 15.Bxg6 fxg6 16.fxe5 0-0-0 17.exf6 exf6 18.Nge2 Bg4 19.Be3 Bxe2 20.Kxe2 Qb4 21.Re1 Bd6 22.h3 g5 23.Kf1 g4 24.hxg4 h5 25.g5 h4 26.Bf2 h3 27.gxh3 Rxh3 28.Re4 Qa5 29.Qd1 f5 30.Rh4 Rxh4 31.Bxh4 Qb4 32.Bf2 Qf4 33.Qh5 g6 34.Qh4 Qd2 35.Re1 Bf4 36.Rd1 Bxg5 37.Rxd2 Bxh4 1-0

(2) Kavalek,Lubos - Lettsome,Maurice [B86]
Cooper Island, 13.03.2005

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 (Najdorf everywhere! Fischer and Kasparov have followers.) 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Be7 8.g4!? (Courtesy of GM Dragoljub Velimirovic.) 8...Qa5 (At this moment, distracted by a whale splashing in the Sir Francis Drake channel, I innocently advanced into a lost position.) 9.g5? Nxe4 10.Qf3 Nxg5 11.Qg2 (May be I can quickly castle long and get some play through the center and on the kingside.) 11...Bf6! (No way! The hits are coming and I don't have time for my plan.) 12.Nde2 [12.Be3 should have been tried.] 12...Bd7!! [Simply brilliant! I was expecting 12...h6 13.h4 Nh7 14.Bd2 followed by 15. 0-0-0 with a small hope to fight. However, my heavy pieces get crowded on the diagonal h1-a8 and black gets the idea quickly.)] 13.Bxg5 [Trying to complicate the game since after 13.Qxb7 0-0 14.Qxa8 Bc6 black picks up the rook on h1 with a winning position.] 13...Bxg5? [Getting lucky. 13...Bc6 should win for black.] 14.Rg1 (Escaping from the diagonal.) 14...Bf6 15.Qxb7 Bc6 16.Ba4! Saved by the pin. 16...0-0? [Dropping a piece lets me of the hook. 16...Bxa4 17.Qxa8 0-0 18.Qf3 Nd7 19.0-0-0 d5 was playable for black.; On 16...Qxa4? 17.Qc8+ white wins the black queen.] 17.Bxc6 Nxc6 18.Qxc6 and white later won. 1-0

All games on this page as PGN here

Generated with ChessBase 9.0