1.c4 e5 2.g3 Bc5 3.Nc3 Bb6N A novelty on move 3!!!!
4.b4 d6 5.e3?!=/+ a5?= 6.bxa5?-/+ [6.b5= ]
6...Bxa5 7.Bg2?!-/+ allows 7... Bxc3 doubling the pawns
7...c6?= 8.Nge2 Nf6 9.0-0 0-0 10.d4 Bg4! threatening 11...Bxc3 when the e2 Knight is pinned to the Queen.
11.Qb3! Qc7 12.Rb1 Ra7?+/= [12...b6= ]
13.d5?=/+ Na6! 14.h3 Bh5 15.Ba3 Bg6?= 16.dxc6?=/+ [16.Rbd1~~ threatening the d6 pawn when the c-pawn gets out of the way. Note- 16...c5?? is not posible because of 17.Nb5 which would immediately win me material.]
16...bxc6 17.Qa4?? in a complex situation i thought i had the Nb5 move to save me but Kronus finds a way to defuse the threat. I thought after 17...Bxb1 18.Bxc6 the rook Queen Bishop and Knight would struggle to defend the threats and I would have probably either 19.Nb5 or 19.Rxb1 with a strong attack. Can you see the flaw.
17...Bxc3!! immediately i saw the move played my heart sank. I think anyway this move was on in a different move order with Nc5 lets see:- [17...Bxb1 18.Bxc6 Bxc3 19.Nxc3 Nc5 20.Nb5-+ it just transposes into what was played...]
18.Nxc3 Bxb1?-+ 19.Bxc6?? i carry on regardless, with that sinking feeling one has when he is in a totally lost position. [19.Nxb1! Nc5 20.Qxc6 Qxc6 21.Bxc6-+ my only hope was the Bishop pair.]
19...Nc5!? 20.Nb5 Rxa4 21.Nxc7 Rxa3 22.Rxb1 the dust has cleared and after the bloodbath of pieces I am down a full Rook with a hopeless position, the rest could have come from a textbook.
22...Rxa2 23.g4 Nfe4 24.Be8 Rxf2 25.Rb8 Nd3!! 26.Nd5 Ng5!! 27.Ne7+ Kh8 28.Bxf7 Nf3+!! 29.Kh1 Rh2# 0-1