Outside passed Pawns

Turnkey/Fritz 4 - Hodgson, J [D43]

East Kilbride Open, 1996

1. c4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 a6

  Keep it solid, avoid tactical free-for-all.

5. Bd3 b5 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Qb3 Nc6 8. Nf3 e6 9. Bd2 Na5 10. Qc2 Nc4 11. Rc1 Bb7 12. O-O Rc8 13. Rfd1 Bd6 14. b3

("Dare I say it? White's position is lacking any byte!")

14... Nxd2 15. Qxd2 O-O 16. Ne2 Ne4 17. Qe1 Qe7 18. a4 Bb4 19. Qf1

("A sure sign that all is not well in RAM-land")

19... bxa4 20. bxa4 a5 21. Rxc8 Rxc8 22. Rc1 f6 23. Rxc8+ Bxc8 24. Qb1 Bd7

 

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25. Bxe4?

"Astonishing... the computer places a higher value on centre Pawns than outside Pawns"

  - fine advice for the middle-game!

25... dxe4 26. Qxe4 Bxa4 27. Nf4 Be8!

 

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28. Nxe6 a4 29. Qd5 Qd7 30. Qc4 Qb5 31. Qc2 a3 32. Qa2 Bf7 33. d5 Qd3 34. g3 Bg6 35. d6

 

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q+-+-P-P
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[35. d6 Bxd6! 36. Nf4+ Bf7 37. Qxf7+ Kxf7 38. Nxd3 a2]

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