[Event "Deacons League"] [Site ""] [Date "2020.02.21"] [Round ""] [White "P Miller"] [Black "T Thynne"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteECF "113"] [BlackECF "161"] [EventDate "2020.02.20"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 g6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bg7 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Bd3 d6 8.Be3 Nf6 9.h3 O-O 10.Qd2 e5 11.Bh6 Rb8 12.Bxg7 Kxg7 13.b3 Re8 14.O-O Qb6 15.Kh2 Qc5 16.Ne2 d5 17.Ng3 dxe4 18.Nxe4 Nxe4 19.Bxe4 f5 20.Bd3 Be6 {A sicilian defence has led to a roughly equal position. Paul's next move is a mistake which allows an annoying pin on the d-file.} 21.c4 $6 Qd4 $6 {Rbd8 followed by e4 leads to a meaningful advantage.} 22.Rad1 Rbd8 23.Qg5 Qb6 24.g4 h6 25.Qh4 Rd4 26.f4 exf4 $2 {This move is the source of white's subsequent problems. e4 with a clear advantage to black (protected passed pawn) is much better.} 27.gxf5 g5 28.Qg4 $2 ( 28.Qh5 {28.f6+ immediately also wins} 28...Bf7 29.f6+ Kxf6 30.Qxh6+ Ke7 31.Qxg5+ Kd7 32.Rxf4 Rxf4 33. Bf5+ Kc7 34.Qxf4+ Kb7 35.Rd7+ Ka8 36.Rxf7 {is completely winning for white.} ) 28...Bc8 $2 {Bf7 to stop Qh5 is much better.} 29.Rf3 Qd8 30.Qh5 Rd6 $2 ( 30...Bxf5 {wins the bishop on d3;} 31.Bxf5 Re2+ 32.Rf2 Rxf2+ 33. Kg1 Rxd1+ 34.Kxf2 Qd4+ 35.Ke2 Rd2+ 36.Kf3 Qe3+ 37.Kg4 Rg2# {shows that white can't capture the bishop on f5.} ) 31.Rg1 Rxd3 $2 {Now white has a forced win.} 32.Qg6+ Kf8 33.Qxh6+ Kf7 34.Qg6+ Kf8 35.Rxd3 $4 {Paul misses his chance!} ( 35.f6 Rd2+ 36.Kh1 Qd7 37.Qxg5 Qh7 38.f7 $1 Kxf7 39.Qxf4+ Bf5 40.Qxd2 {wins material while the attack continues.} ) 35...Re2+ $1 { The move he missed.} 36.Rg2 Rxg2+ 37.Kxg2 Qxd3 38.Qf6+ Ke8 39.Qg6+ Kd7 40. Qf7+ Kd8 41.f6 $2 {Paul had to continue checking but Trefor's king would escape to the queen side.} 41...Qg3+ $2 {41...Bxh3+ mates in 3!} 42.Kf1 Bxh3+ 43.Ke2 Qe3+ 44.Kd1 Qd3+ 45.Kc1 Qc3+ 46.Kd1 Bg4# {An exciting game which could have gone either way.} 0-1