Ooi, Michael (1332) vs McGrath, Tristan (993)
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[Event "Chess @ Noon - Premier (800+ Rating)"] [Site "?"] [Date "2020.08.08"] [Round "2.2"] [White "Ooi, Michael"] [Black "McGrath, Tristan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1332"] [BlackElo "993"] [FEN "2r5/R4ppk/7p/8/4P3/5PP1/P2q1QBP/5RK1 b - - 0 28"] {White has a big material advantage but has hardly any time to finish the game off. So Black uses this to try to create threats} 1...Qd3 2.Rxf7 Rc2 {Here, or over the next few moves, White could have traded his queen for Black's rook at any time} 3.Qe1 (3.Qa7 {Long queen moves can be difficult to see _MARK:f2->a7!,a7->g7!_} Qc3 {Would put Black on the defensive}) 3...Re2 4.Qd1 (4.Qa1 {Another long queen move, threatening yet another long queen move. The threat to g7 means Black has to drop into defence _MARK:e1->a1!,a1->g7!_}) 4...Rd2 5.Qb1 Qe2 {Now Tristan has found real counterplay} 6.e5+ {Now Michael is trying to save the game as mate is threatened} Kg8 7.Qb8+ (7.Rxg7+ {White might as well win a pawn as the rook is lost}) 7...Kxf7 8.Qc7+ (8.Qa7+ {With more long queen moves _MARK:a7->f2!,a7->f7!_} Kg8 9.Rf2 Rd1+ 10.Bf1) 8...Kg8 9.Qc8+ Kh7 10.Qf5+ (10.Qh3 {was another long queen move _MARK:c8->h3!_}) 10...Kg8 11.Qc8+ Kh7 12.Qf5+ g6 {Tristan finds the right defence. Now White has to take a perpetual} 13.Qf7+ Kh8 14.Qf6+ Kh7 (14...Kg8 {Would be a mistake} 15.Qxg6+ Kh8 16.Qxh6+ Kg8 17.Qh3 {_MARK:h6->h3!_}) 15.Qe7+ Kg8 16.Qe8+ Kg7 17.Qe7+ Kg8 18.Qe8+ Kg7 19.Qe7+ Kh8 20.Qf8+ Kh7 21.Qf7+ Kh8 {Agreed a Draw} {#d} 1/2-1/2
½-½
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Players
WhiteOoi, Michael (1332)
BlackMcGrath, Tristan (993)
Game
Moves21
Opening
Result½-½
DateAugust 08, 2020
Tags
Tournament
TournamentChess @ Noon - Premier (800+ Rating)
Location?
Round2.2