[Event "Autumn Swiss"] [Site ""] [Date "2021.11.18"] [Round "3"] [White "R Brenton"] [Black "P Brooks"] [Result "0-1"] [EventDate "2021.11.18"] 1.b4 {The Sokolsky or Orangutan opening - where white tries to establish a strong bishop on the long diagonal - is sound enough but not very popular because white initially neglects the centre. } 1...e5 2.Bb2 Bxb4 3.Bxe5 Nf6 4.Bb2 d5 5.a3 Bd6 6.Nf3 O-O 7.e3 Bg4 8.h3 Bh5 9.Be2 Re8 10.Nd4 Bxe2 11.Qxe2 c6 12.Nf5 Be5 13.d4 {Richard blocks in his bishop, which causes him problems later in the game. Maybe he needed to take the plunge and swap off bishops.} 13...Bc7 14.Nd2 Nbd7 15.Rc1 b5 {Paul clamps down on Richard's freeing move c4.} 16.O-O Nb6 17.Ra1 g6 18.Ng3 Qd6 {Now Richard can't move his knight on g3 because of mate.} 19.Bc3 a5 20.Rfb1 Nc4 {Maybe this is premature. 20...h5 is more to the point.} 21.Nxc4 bxc4 22.Kf1 { Richard tries to evacuate his king, but holding his nerve with 22.Nf1 seems better.} 22...h5 23.Qf3 h4 24.Ne2 Ne4 {The storm clouds are gathering around Richard's king.} 25.Ke1 Qh2 26.Kd1 Qh1+ 27.Be1 Re6 {Now the queen is also under fire.} 28.Nf4 Nc3+ 29.Kd2 Nxb1+ 30.Rxb1 {Paul has attacked well to win material, but now swaps bishop for knight when 30..Rf6 would have been better. } 30...Bxf4 31.Qxf4 Qxg2 32.Rb7 Rf8 {Richard has counterplay, and if he can activate his bishop he might be able to take advantage of the weak black squares in Paul's position.} 33.Qxh4 Qe4 34.Qg3 Re7 35.Rb6 Rc8 $2 { Too passive.} ( 35...c5 36.dxc5 d4 {gives black a strong attack.} ) 36.Kd1 a4 37.Ra6 Rb7 38.Bb4 c3 {Paul now sacrifices a pawn in the hope that his rook will break through, but if Richard had found 39.Qg4 things would not have been so simple. Instead Richard makes a fatal blunder.} 39.Kc1 Qh1+ 40.Qg1 Qxg1# 0-1