1983: Cut and thrust

Game Willis,R.  - Cargill,A, Club Championship, 1983

Cut and thrust

Here's a game played in the club championship in 1983 — I think I was graded 95J and Rex was 99 at the time — not a bad game I think with a fair bit of cut and thrust! — AC

King's Indian Defence

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. a3 b6 4. Nc3 Bb7 5. Nf3 d5 6. Bg5 Be7 7. e3 h6 8. Bh4 Nbd7 9. Rc1 c5 10. Qc2

+-----------------+
|r+.1k+.4|
|0b+ngp0.|
|.0.+ph.0|
|+.0p+.+.|
|.+P).+.G|
|).H.)N+.|
|.)Q+.)P)|
|+.$.IB+R|
+-----------------+

10...cxd4 11. Nxd4 dxc4 12. Bxc4 g5 13. Bg3 Bxg2 oops? 14. Rg1 Bb7

+-----------------+
|r+.1k+.4|
|0b+ngp+.|
|.0.+ph.0|
|+.+.+.0.|
|.+BH.+.+|
|).H.).G.|
|.)Q+.).)|
|+.$.I.$.|
+-----------------+

White has lost a Pawn.  Is he downhearted?

15. Bxe6! Nc5

[15...fxe6 16. Nxe6 Qc8 17. Qg6#]

16. Bf5 Bd6 17. Rd1 Qe7 18. Bxd6 Qxd6 19. Rg3 Qe7 20. Ndb5 O-O 21. h4 Nfe4 22. Nxe4 Bxe4 23. Bxe4 Nxe4 24. Rg2 Rfc8

Black's Queen's Rook slumbers for the whole game. 

25. Nc3 Nxc3 26. bxc3 Qxa3 27. Rd3

+-----------------+
|r+r+.+k+|
|0.+.+p+.|
|.0.+.+.0|
|+.+.+.0.|
|.+.+.+.)|
|1.)R).+.|
|.+Q+.)R+|
|+.+.I.+.|
+-----------------+

27...Qc5 [27...Qa1+ 28. Ke2 just decoys the Queen] 28. hxg5 hxg5 29. f4 f6 30. Qb3+ Kf8 31. fxg5 Qe7

[31...fxg5? 32. Rf2+ Kg7

[32...Ke7 33. Qf7#] or [32...Ke8 33. Qf7#]

33. Qf7+ Kh8 34. Rh2#]

32. gxf6 Qf7

+-----------------+
|r+r+.i.+|
|0.+.+q+.|
|.0.+.).+|
|+.+.+.+.|
|.+.+.+.+|
|+Q)R).+.|
|.+.+.+R+|
|+.+.I.+.|
+-----------------+

33. Qb4+ Rc5 34. Qf4 Rac8 35. Qd6+ Ke8 36. Rg8+ 1-0

[Notes by David Regis]

Chess Quotes

"In order to defeat me, you have to beat me three times: in the opening,
in the middlegame, and again in the ending.""In order to defeat me, you have to beat me three times: in the opening,
in the middlegame, and again in the ending."

— Alexander ALEKHIN