[Event "Spring League Competitors'"] [Site "?"] [Date "2022.04.28"] [Round "?"] [White "J Blackmore"] [Black "A Kinder"] [Result "1-0"] [EventDate "2022.04.28"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 {The Philidor Defence where black tries to unravel slowly.} 4.Nc3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.Re1 c6 8.d5 Ne8 {The knight never escapes from this square, so maybe 8...Nb6 gives black more dynamic chances.} 9.a4 h6 10.dxc6 bxc6 11.Rb1 g5 {Ambitious, but this move creates kingside weaknesses.} 12.h3 Nc5 13.b4 Ne6 14.b5 cxb5 15.Nxb5 Nf4 16.Nc3 ( 16.Bxf4 gxf4 17.Bd5 Rb8 18.Nxa7 {wins a safe pawn.} ) 16...Be6 17.Nd5 Nxd5 18.Bxd5 Rb8 19.Rxb8 Qxb8 20.Ba3 {Black is still in the game, but his next move is a blunder which loses a pawn.} 20...Qc8? ( 20...Qc7 {gives black the prospect of freeing his game with 21....Nf6. He will still be slightly worse, but it's much better than the move played.} ) 21.Nxe5 Bf6 22.Bxe6 Qxe6 23.Ng4 Be5 24.Nxe5 Qxe5 25.Qa1 Qa5 ( 25...Qxa1 26.Rxa1 f6 27.Rb1 Rf7 28.Rb8 Re7 29.Bxd6 Rxe4 30.f3 Re6 31.Bb4 {looks miserable so black keeps the queens on.} ) 26.e5 Qxa4 27.exd6 Qd7 28.c4 Nxd6? {Black gives up the knight but the position is already hopeless.} 29.Rd1 Rc8 30.Rxd6 Qa4 {Now mate is inevitable.} 31.Rxh6 Qxc4 32.Rh8# 1-0