Rob Loveband (1571) vs Rod Jacobs (1658)
[Event "Teters 2016"] [Site "BCC"] [Date "2016.09.08"] [Round "7"] [White "Rob Loveband"] [Black "Rod Jacobs"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1571"] [BlackElo "1658"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: London"] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 c6 4.h3 Qb6 5.Qc1 e6 6.e3 c5 7.c3 Nc6 8.Bd3 Bd7 9.O-O Rc8 10.Nbd2 c4 {(RJ) With the idea of locking down the queenside and centre and, after castling kingside, attacking the White castled king with Rf6-g6. But perhaps it would have been more consistent with the moves so far to keep the tension in the centre.} 11.Bc2 Nh5 12.Bh2 f5 13.Ne5 Qd8 14.Qd1 Nf6 15.Ndf3 Be7 16.Nxd7 Nxd7 17.b4 b5 18.a4 a6 19.axb5 axb5 20.Nd2 O-O 21.Nb1 Nf6 22.Ra6 Ne4 {(RJ) according to my engines, Qd7 and Black has a slight edge.} 23.Bxe4 fxe4? {(RJ) de is called for, to enable the Black queen to go to d5 to protect the vulnerable b pawn.} 24.Na3 Bxb4? {(RJ) With ideas of securing for the piece passed b and c pawns, with a knight planted on d3.But, as Rob demonstrates, this is unsound.} 25.cxb4 Nxb4 26.Rxe6 Nd3 27.Nxb5 Qa5? {(RJ) Another bad mistake. c3 is best, but Black is still losing.} 28.Nd6 Ra8 29.Nxc4? {(RJ) Stockfish 7 gives Qh5!, with a 6.85 advantage for White.} dxc4 30.Rxe4 Qc3? {(RJ) Stockfish 7 gives Qd5, calling it then even.} 31.Re7? {(RJ) Be6!.} Nxf2? {(RJ) Qa3} 32.Be5! {(RJ) The killer move.} Qxe3 {(RJ) Best now, but Black is crushed.} 33.Rxg7+ Kh8 34.Rf7+ {(RL) Rxf2 would've been better apparently, as ..QxRf2 35.RxQf2 Kh2 would leave the Black Queen with nowhere to go to avoid the discovered check move by the Rook on g7} Kg8 35.R7xf2 Ra6 36.Qe1 {(RJ) A good game by Rob, handling the complications far better.} {#r} 1-0
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WhiteRob Loveband (1571)
BlackRod Jacobs (1658)
OpeningD02 — Queen's Pawn: London
DateSeptember 8, 2016
TournamentTeters 2016