(1) Skripchenko,Almira (2429) - Llewellyn,Alan Mansel (1555) [B04]
Isle of Man International Masters Villa Marina, Douglas (1), 04.10.2014
[Llewellyn,Alan]



1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 g6 5.Bc4 c6 6.0-0 Bg7 7.exd6!?
[7.Nbd2?! dxe5 8.Nxe5 0-0 this gives black a small edge as the center is a target.]

7...Qxd6
now it is White that has the edge as the Queen is a target on d6 particularly for a Knight on e4.

8.Nbd2 Bf5!?
preventing the immediate Ne4 [8...Bg4? 9.Ne4 ]

9.Bb3
threatening to advance c4 and stoping the Bishop being a weakness to Be6. also allowing the Queen to leave d1 by defended the c2 pawn.

9...0-0 10.Re1 b5
stoping Nc4 immediately although c4 can still be played.

11.a4 a5?
the thinking behind this move is although i am out numbered on the Queenside my knights are well placed for a Queenside attack

12.h3?!
[12.Nh4! ]

12...Nf4? 13.Ne4! Bxe4 14.Rxe4 Nd5 15.Qe2
pinching the pawn doesnt work [15.axb5 cxb5 16.Bxd5 Qxd5 17.Rxe7 Nc6 that was why i was leaving the Knight undeveloped]

15...Kh8??
I didnt see that the rook could retreat to e6 [15...b4! 16.Bxd5 cxd5 17.Rxe7 Nc6 ]

16.axb5 f5?? 17.Re6 Nf4 18.Bxf4 Qxf4 19.bxc6 Rf6 20.g3! Qc7 21.d5?
[21.Rxe7 Qxc6 22.Ng5 h6 23.Rxg7 Kxg7 24.Qe7+ Kh8 25.Qh7# only a computer might spot that line i think or maybe a super gm.]

21...Rxe6 22.Qxe6 Na6 23.Ng5! Bxb2!
[23...Nc5?? 24.Nf7+ Kg8 25.Nh6+ Kh8 26.Qg8+ Rxg8 27.Nf7# ]

24.Qf7 e6
[24...Nb4?? 25.Qxh7# ; 24...Bg7 25.Ne6? (25.Re1 Rf8 26.Rxe7 Rxf7 27.Nxf7+ Kg8 28.Rxc7 Nxc7 29.d6 and the pawns are unstopable.) 25...Qe5 26.Rxa5 ]

25.Rxa5! Qxf7
[25...Rc8 26.d6 Qxf7 27.Nxf7+ Kg8 28.d7 ]

26.Nxf7+ Kg7 27.Rxa6!!
a nice sacrifice to end the gmae

27...Rxa6 28.c7! Ra8 29.d6!!
What a beautiful finish to a game. 1-0