This was the first game in a second 6 Match series with LifeWithoutChes, a young 14 year old who is still learning the ropes but is good considering.
1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.e4 Nc6 4.f4 e5 5.d3 Qc7 6.fxe5 Nxe5 7.Nf3 Nxf3+ 8.Qxf3 Be7 9.Bf4 d6 10.Qg3? missing a simple ploy.
10...Rg8? Lukily enough the lack of experience told in my opponent. [10...Nh5=/+ ]
11.Be2 Bd7 12.0-0 0-0-0 13.Nb5 Bxb5 14.cxb5 a6 15.d4? this is ok but there was a better move [15.bxa6 bxa6 16.b4+- the point is the c5 pawn cannot be defended by either the Black Queen ie Rc1 pins it to her King, or by the pawn on d6 as it is already pinned by the White Bishop on f4 to the Black Queen on c7.]
15...axb5 16.dxc5 Nxe4?! [16...Qxc5+ the fact its check was lost on me and also on my opponent.]
17.cxd6??-+ [17.Qe3+- ]
17...Bxd6?? an easy mistake to make in a highly complex position. [17...Nxg3! 18.dxc7 Nxe2+ 19.Kh1 Rde8 20.Bg3 Nxg3+ 21.hxg3 Bf6-+ (21...Kxc7? 22.Rxf7 Rgf8? 23.Rxg7-+ ) ]
18.Bxd6?!=/+ [18.Qh3+ Kb8 19.Rac1 Qa5 20.Be3~~ ]
18...Rxd6+- [=18...Qb6+ 19.Kh1 Nxg3+ 20.Bxg3 Rd5 21.Rac1+ Kd7 22.Bg4+ f5 23.Bxf5+ Rxf5 24.Rxf5 Ke6 25.Rff1 Qa5 26.Rce1+ Kd5 27.Re5+ Kc6 28.Rc1+ Kd7 29.Rd1+ Kc6 30.Re6+ Kc5 31.Bf2+ Kb4 32.Re4# ]
19.Qf4??+/= i still wanted to pin his Queen so didnt check but it won the Knight and he had a way out. [19.Qg4+ Kb8 20.Qxe4+- ]
19...Qc5+?+/- [19...Qb6++/= ]
20.Kh1 Re8?? finally- I was distracted during this game by noisy neighbours and was thus playing rather lacklusterly. This mistake by my opponent was the final one before I achieved a winning advantage. Note-it was a highly complex game anyway that is my other excuse for the mistakes. [20...Qd4! 21.Rad1 Nd2 22.Qxd4 Rxd4 23.Rxf7+/- My (I was White) Bishop was superior with equal pawns to his Knight especially with two weak pawns on the Queenside for the youngster.]
21.Rac1 Qxc1 22.Rxc1+ Kb8 23.Bf3 Nf2+ 24.Kg1 Nd3?! the very final blunder of a tense battle -seemingly forking the Queen and Rook on c1 this move just lets me take almost all his remaining material with 25.Qxd6+ Ka8 26.Qxd3 and with the remaining material imballance I am sure to win. 1-0