Bas van Riel (1704) vs Geoffrey Gill (1870)
[Event "Geelong-Ballarat 2013"] [Site "Geelong Chess Club"] [Date "2013.08.10"] [White "Bas van Riel"] [Black "Geoffrey Gill"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1704"] [BlackElo "1870"] [ECO "D85"] [Opening "Gruenfeld: Exchange, 5.e4"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 c5 7.Be3 Bg7 8.Bc4 O-O 9.Ne2 Nc6 10.O-O Na5 11.Bd3 cxd4 12.cxd4 b6 13.Rc1 Bb7 14.d5 e6 15.dxe6 fxe6 16.Nf4 Qd6 17.Qd2 Be5 18.g3 Rac8 19.Rfd1 Rfd8 20.Rxc8 Rxc8 21.Qe2 Qe7 22.Qg4 Bxf4 23.Bxf4 e5 24.Bg5 Qf7 25.Bb1 {( ?) is too fancy and slow and overanxious to protect the a-pawn. 25. Bb5 would have been much more forceful and direct.} h5 26.Qe2 Qc4 27.Bd3 Qd4 28.Be3 Qa4 29.f3 Rc3 30.Bb5 { A blunder destroying a very good position. I was lucky to be able to create drawing chances (and even more, albeit overlooked..)} Rxe3 31.Rd8+ Kf7 32.Qxe3 Qxb5 33.Qh6 Qc5+ 34.Kg2 Qc2+ 35.Rd2 Qc6 36.Qh7+ Kf6 { 36..Ke8 would have been a perpetual} 37.Qh8+ {37.Rd7! would have given checkmate in 2 moves. Here I did suffer a weird brainwave, thinking that rook-move would be folllowed by 37...Qc2+ 38.Kh3, Bc8. Somehow, I thought that the bishop was to check me (and Qxh2 checkmate), but this was not to be if the rook was placed on d7 of course.} Ke6 38.Qg8+ Kf6 39.Qf8+ Ke6 40.Rd8 Qc5 41.Re8+ Kd7 42.Rd8+ Kc7 43.Qe8 Bc6 44.Rc8+ Kb7 45.Rb8+ Ka6 46.Qxg6 Bd7 {#d} 1/2-1/2
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WhiteBas van Riel (1704)
BlackGeoffrey Gill (1870)
OpeningD85 — Gruenfeld: Exchange, 5.e4
DateAugust 10, 2013
TagsBoard 2
TournamentGeelong-Ballarat 2013
LocationGeelong Chess Club