[Event "Autumn Swiss Round 5"] [Site ""] [Date "2021.12.23"] [Round ""] [White "C Howard"] [Black "A Brusey"] [Result "1-0"] [EventDate "2021.12.23"] 1.c4 Nc6 2.d4 d5 {The Chigorin Defence -Alan's speciality.} 3.cxd5 Qxd5 4. Nf3 e5 {In this variation,black gets active piece play at the cost of giving white two bishops.} 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.Bxc3 e4 8.Ne5 Nxe5 9. dxe5 Ne7 10.e3 O-O 11.Be2 Be6 12.O-O Rfe8 13.Qa4 Bd7 14.Qc2 Qc6 15.Rac1 Ng6 ( 15...Qg6 {aiming to generate kingside play was another idea.} ) 16. f4 Ne7 {In this position 17.Qd2 looks strong. There is a threat of 18.Ba5, and if the queen moves to e6 to counter this, white can gain space on the kingside with 18.g4.} 17.Bd4 Qxc2 18.Rxc2 c6 19.b4 a5 20.a3 axb4 21.axb4 { Now it's fairly level again. White has chances of a minority attack, but black has counterplay down the a-file.} 21...Nd5 22.Rb1 Ra3 23.Kf2 b5 24. h3 Rea8 25.g4 Ra2 26.Rcb2 R8a4 27.Rxa2 Rxa2 28.Ke1 Ra4 29.Bc5 Nc3 $6 {This natural-looking move takes Alan down the wrong path. 29...Ra2 with the threat of 30...Rxe2 is better.} 30.Rb2 Ra1+ 31.Kf2 Be6 32.Rd2 Bd5 $6 {This is the losing move. 32.....Ra8 was better, but white would still hold the advantage.} 33.Bd4 $1 Rc1 34.Bxc3 Rxc3 35.Bxb5 $1 {A nice combination which nets a pawn.} 35...cxb5 {This gives Charlie a clearly winning position. Alan had to try 35....Kf8.} 36.Rxd5 Kf8 37.Rd4 Rc2+ 38.Kg3 Ke7 39.Rxe4 g6 40.Rd4 Re2 41.Kf3 Rh2 42.Ke4 {Activating the king. Charlie finishes the job efficiently.} 42...Rxh3 43.g5 h6 44.gxh6 Rxh6 45.Kd5 f6 46.exf6+ Kxf6 47.Kc5 Rh3 48.e4 Rf3 49.e5+ Ke7 50.Kxb5 g5 51.fxg5 Rf5 52. Re4 Rxg5 53.Kc6 Ke6 54.b5 Rg1 55.b6 Rc1+ 56.Kb5 Kd5 57.Rb4 Rc5+ 58.Ka6 Kc6 59.b7 Rc1 60.Rb6+ Kc5 61.b8=Q 1-0