[Event "Newton Abbot v S Hams Div 2"] [Site "Newton Abbot"] [Date "2019.11.22"] [Round ""] [White "S Dickinson"] [Black "T Thynne"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteECF "160"] [BlackECF "158"] [EventDate "2019.11.21"] 1.c4 c6 2.e3 d5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.b3 Bf5 5.Bb2 e6 6.Nc3 Bd6 7.d4 Nbd7 8.c5 $6 { This is a crucial (and not very good) decision. White takes the pressure off the centre and maps out the rest of the game. White will attack on the queen's side and black on the king's side (or maybe through the centre). } 8...Bc7 9.Bd3 $6 {Another strange decision - white swaps off his better bishop. It might have been useful to keep it in order to support b5 in his queen's side advance.} 9...Bg6 10.a3 O-O 11.Bxg6 hxg6 12.h3 Re8 13.O-O Qe7 {The computer has been keen on ...e5 here and for the last couple of moves. The idea is to open the centre and then continue the advance on the kingside with g5 and g4. Instead black builds up patiently.} 14.b4 a6 15.Re1 $6 {Instead of this rook move which is a bit pointless, white should get his queenside attack going with a4. Remember, if you make a plan, you need to stick with it!} 15...Ne4 16.Qc2 f5 17.Ne2 Qf6 18.Nd2 g5 19.Nxe4 $2 {Not a great idea! White has taken 2 moves to swap off the advanced knight. The consequence is that black now has an open f-file to attack down, and white's queenside attack has still gone nowhere.} 19...fxe4 20.g3 $6 {20.Rf1 seems more sensible.} 20...Qf5 21.Kg2 Qf3+ 22.Kg1 Rf8 23. Rf1 Rf6 24.Kh2 Rh6 25.Ng1 Qf5 26.f4 gxf4 27.exf4 Nf6 28.Qe2 Kf7 29.Rae1 Rah8 $1 {The exclamation mark is for the last few moves - look at how black's patient build-up has resulted in all his pieces pointing at white's king.} 30.Qg2 Ng4+ 31.Kh1 e3 {31...Rxh3+ would have been another way to cash in. eg. 32.Nxh3 Rxh3+ 33.Qxh3 Nf2+ 34.Rxf2 Qxh3+ and his attack continues unabated.} 32.h4 Nf2+ {32...Rxh4+ also works.} 33.Rxf2 exf2 34.Qxf2 g5 $1 {Opens the position for the final attack - notice that both pawns are pinned.} 35.Nf3 gxf4 36.Ne5+ Bxe5 37.Rxe5 Qh3+ 38.Kg1 Qxg3+ {38...Rg8! finishes things quickly eg 39.Qxf4+ Rf6 and white has to give up his queen (and he still will be quickly mated).} 39.Qxg3 fxg3 40.Rg5 Rxh4 41.Rxg3 Rg8 42.Rxg8 Kxg8 43.Kg2 {Now black mops up efficiently.} 43...Re4 44.Kf2 Kf7 45.a4 Kg6 46.a5 Kf5 47.Bc3 Rh4 48.Kg3 Rh1 49.Kf3 Rh3+ {The bishop drops! A good example of building up and sustaining an attack. } 0-1