[Event "Bishops v Abbots"] [Site "Newton Abbot"] [Date "2020.02.14"] [Round ""] [White "P Brooks"] [Black "J Blackmore"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "161"] [BlackElo "151"] [EventDate "2020.02.13"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5 4.Nc3 d6 5.e4 Be7 6.h3 Nbd7 7.Be3 Nf8 8.Be2 Ng6 9.Qd2 a6 10.g4 $6 {This move is useful against the King's Indian defence (to stop f5) but here it just creates weak squares.} 10...h6 11.Bd3 Bd7 12.a4 Qa5 13.Nce2 Qc7 14.Nf3 O-O-O $2 {This gives white a chance. Black is 'castling into it'!} 15.b4 $1 Rde8 16.a5 Bxg4 $6 {Josh sees that white has an easy plan to attack on the queen's side, by advancing his pawns to open up the b-file, so he makes a sacrifice to give him some counterplay.} 17. hxg4 Nxg4 18.b5 Nxe3 19.fxe3 $1 {White 'spoils' his pawn structure to create a barrier for his king to hide behind.} 19...Qd8 20.bxa6 bxa6 21. Qb2 Nh4 22.Nxh4 Bxh4+ 23.Kd2 Bg5 24.Rab1 $6 {Paul just overlooked that his a-pawn was left hanging by this move. Fortunately it doesn't cost him too much.} 24...Qxa5+ 25.Nc3 Qc7 26.Qa2 {White retains the initiative as the a-pawn can't be defended.} 26...Kd7 27.Qxa6 Ra8 28.Qb5+ Ke7 29.Qb7 Ra7 30. Qxc7+ Rxc7 31.Rb6 Ra8 32.Rhb1 Rd7 33.Bc2 {White finally brings his bishop into play.} 33...Raa7 34.Ba4 Rd8 35.Rb7+ Rxb7 36.Rxb7+ Kf8 37.Bc6 g6 38. Nb5 Be7 {At first it looks difficult for white to break through. It takes a few moves for Paul to find the right plan.} 39.Ra7 $6 h5 40.Ke2 Bg5 41. Rc7 Be7 42.Na7 $1 {That's better! The key idea is to manoeuvre the knight to c6.} 42...Rb8 43.Bb5 Bd8 44.Rd7 {The d-pawn falls.} 44...Bb6 45.Nc6 Ra8 46.Rxd6 Ra2+ 47.Kf3 g5 48.Rh6 h4 49.Nxe5 {...and the e-pawn.} 49...Ba5 50. d6 Kg7 51.Rh5 f6 52.Nc6 Bb6 53.e5 Ra8 54.Kg4 Ra1 55.exf6+ $6 {e6! wins more quickly.} 55...Kxf6 56.Rh6+ Kg7 57.Re6 Rg1+ 58.Kh3 Rg3+ 59.Kh2 g4 60. Ne5 Rh3+ 61.Kg2 Rxe3 62.Re7+ {The winning move.} 62...Kf8 ( 62...Kg8 63. Bd7 63.g3 Be6+ 64.Kf8 Ng6 {is a nice mate} ) 63.Ng6+ { ...and white picks up the rook.} 1-0