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07/03/2012 - C.Sreeves vs A.Burnett
[pgn]1.c4 e5
2.g3 Nc6
3.Nc3 g6
4.Bg2 Bg7
5.d3 d6
6.e4 h5
7.h4 Nd4
8.Nce2 Ne6
9.Nf3 Nf6
10.0-0 a5
11.b3 0-0
12.a3 c6
13.Bb2 c5
14.Bc3 Nd4
15.Nexd4 exd4
16.Bd2 Ng4
17.b4 axb4
18.axb4 Rxa1
19.Qxa1 f5
20.Ng5 Ne5[/pgn]
Spoiler here>> I made my bed a few moves ago, and now I have to lie in it! Distract the bishop from f4 and then push pawn to f4 myself. I don't think white can ignore b4 (21.exf5 Bxf5 and d3 hangs -black should be fine in the complications after 22.Bd5+)

I think I have enough activity here to keep white occupied (even 21...f4 22.gxf4 Rxf4 23.Bd2 Qf8!? might be possible e.g.24.Bxf4 Qxf4 25.Nf3 Ne5 26. Nxe5 Bxe5 27. R-? Bh3!?) I will have to check these lines in more detail if/when they appear - for the moment I HAVE to get f4 in.

OK, scrub all that! (I don't half talk a lot of pi*h sometimes, eh? Smile
I have just noticed a very nasty threat after 20...cxb4 namely 21.c5! (intending Qa2+). I don't mind giving up material to a knight fork if it's his bishop which has to recapture e.g. on f7, but if his queen lands there it's pretty nasty. 21...b3 doesn't help because he has 22.Qb2 with the same idea.

So, back to plan B! The knight looks good on g4, but if the tactics fail then it has to go to e5 (defending f7 in a lot of lines) and attacking d3

How about this line?! 21.Qa3 cxb4 22.Bxb4 f4 23.Bxd6 f3 24.Bxf8 Bxf8 25.Qb3 fxg2 26.c5+ Kg7 27.Kxg2 Bxc5 ?! looks fine to me (for me!) What else? 23. gxf4 Rxf4 24.Bxd6 Rxh4 and g5 hangs. Maybe now 25.f4!? Rxf4 26. Rxf4 Qxg5 27. Bxe5 Qxe5 (do I have enough here? c8 bishop could be a problem, so b7 falls, but my 2 passers might be strong!?

A lot of long messy lines i'm afraid! Sorry folks. OTB, if I realised my intended ...cxb4 was flawed, I would play ...Ne5 instead almost immediately and since I can't see a better way of getting'll have to do : )
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