How to beat your Dad at chess

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2018.01.21"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Sequiera, Alfie"]
[Black "Sequiera, Alistair"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C53"]
[PlyCount "85"]
[EventDate "2018.??.??"]
[SourceDate "2018.01.21"]

{No problems for White here: there are a couple of points in the opening you
could have another look at.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 d6 5. d4 exd4
{So far, so good!} 6. Nxd4 ({The idea of c3 is to take over the centre, and
you can do that with a gain of time here after} 6. cxd4 Bb6 7. Nc3 $16) 6...
Bxd4 {Gives White another chance to own the centre! And most Bishops are worth
a little more than most Knights} (6... Nf6) 7. cxd4 Nf6 8. d5 {That shuts off
the Bishop's nice view.} (8. Nc3) 8... Nb8 (8... Ne5) 9. O-O Bg4 10. Qd4 (10.
f3) 10... O-O {White isn't ahead in development, so should develop and try and
get some other sort of advantage before attacking,} 11. e5 (11. Nc3) 11... dxe5
12. Qxe5 h6 (12... Re8 13. Qg3 Nbd7 {when suddenly Black is ahead in
development and the d-pawn looks weak.}) 13. Nc3 Qe8 14. Bf4 (14. Qxc7 $1)
14... Qxe5 15. Bxe5 Re8 $2 {Giving White a second chance at the c-pawn} 16.
Bxc7 Na6 (16... Rc8) 17. Bxa6 bxa6 18. Rfe1 Rxe1+ 19. Rxe1 {Now White is
comfortably in control.} Kh7 20. Be5 Re8 21. Kf1 Kg6 22. Bxf6 {uncovering an
attack...} gxf6 $4 (22... Rxe1+) 23. Rxe8 h5 24. Re4 Kg5 25. Rxg4+ {Removing
any problems.} hxg4 26. d6 a5 27. d7 Kf5 28. d8=Q g3 29. fxg3 Kg4 30. Qxa5 f5
31. Qxa7 ({You can go straight for the mate with} 31. Qe5 Kg5 32. Qg7+ Kh5 33.
Nd5 a5 34. Nf4#) 31... f4 32. gxf4 Kxf4 33. Qxf7+ Ke5 34. Ne4 Kxe4 35. Qg6+ Kd4
36. Qf5 Kc4 37. Qe5 Kb4 38. Qd5 Ka4 39. Qb7 Ka5 40. Ke2 (40. a3 Ka4 41. Qb4#)
40... Ka4 41. Kd3 Ka5 42. Kc4 Ka4 43. Qa7# 1-0

Chess Quotes

" It is often supposed that, apart from their 'extraordinary powers of memory', expert players have phenomenal powers of calculation. The beginner believes that experts can calculate dozens of moves ahead and he will lose to them only because he cannot calculate ahead so far. Yet this is utter nonsense. From my own experience I can say that grandmasters do not do an inordinate amount of calculating. Tests (notably de Groot's experiments) supports me in this claim.
— David NORWOOD, Chess and Education