Julian Hodgson (odd number moves), Timur Gareyev (even) vs Lee. Peter
[Event "RAC annual chess dinner simul"] [Site "RAC, London"] [Date "2017.04.25"] [White "Julian Hodgson (odd number moves), Timur Gareyev (even) "] [Black "Lee. Peter"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C00"] [Opening "French: Wing Gambit"] {Annotated by Peter Lee} 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e5 c5 4.b4 {I doubt this is good, with a pawn already blocking the long diagonal for the White QB.} cxb4 5.a3 Nc6 6.axb4 Bxb4 7.c3 Be7 {7… Ba5 may be better allowing Black’s King’s Knight to go to e7} 8.d4 f6 {8… Bd7 and 8…h5 are more solid} 9.exf6 {9 Bd3 is better} Nxf6 10.Bd3 O-O 11.O-O Qc7 12.Na3 {Not sure this is a good square for the Knight.} Bd7 13.Re1 a6 14.Ng5 e5 {14… Bd6 may be better but Black is still doing well.} 15.dxe5 Nxe5 16.Bf4 Bd6 17.Bxh7+ Kh8 18.Bc2 Qxc3 {18… Rae8 is better} 19.Re3 Qc7 20.Rg3 {20 Q-d4 is better} Rac8 21.Qd4 {The right idea, but not good now.} Nc6 {21… Bxa3 is winning, but this allows White to sacrifice out to a draw} 22.Qd3 Bxf4 23.Rh3+ Kg8 24.Qxd5+ {It is interesting that there is an alternative Queen sacrifice (Qh7+) which draws similarly} Nxd5 25.Bh7+ Kh8 26.Bf5+ Kg8 27.Bh7+ {Drawn by Perpetual Check} {#D} 1/2-1/2
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WhiteJulian Hodgson (odd number moves), Timur Gareyev (even)
BlackLee. Peter
OpeningC00 — French: Wing Gambit
DateApril 25, 2017
Tagssimul rac
TournamentRAC annual chess dinner simul
LocationRAC, London