White: R Wynarczyk
Black: M Adams
ICI Katalco Quickplay, Darlington 1997
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Qe2 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.a4 b4
Sacrificing accuracy for speed. White's reply forces the win of a pawn.
8.Bxf7+! Kxf7 9.Qc4+ d5 10.Qxc5 (see diagram)
Black's knight on c6 is attacked, leaving no time to take the e-pawn. His next move has far-reaching consequences.
10...Qd6??! 11.Qxc6 Bd7
Since 11...Qxc6 would have been met by 12.Nxe5+, he had nothing better.
12.Qxd6 cxd6 13.d3 Rxc8 14.c3 h6!!
A move of superb nonchalance. Instead of trying to create compensation for the piece, Adams gives White a chance to think. The rewards are immediate.
15.exd5? Nxd5 16.c4 Bf5!
Cleverly using the pin down the c-file.
17.Ke2 Nf6 18.Nbd2?
Black's ruse of not threatening anything pays off again. White should play 18.Be3. What's the point of being a piece up if you bottle it up at home?
18...Rhe8 19.Re1 Nd7 20.Nb3 d5
White has three options: take on d5, let Black take on c4, or to push his pawn to c5. As is often the case when a man must pick one of three, he chooses the worst.
21.c5? Nxc5 22.Nxc5 Rxc5 23.Be3? Rc2+
Now 24.Nd2 d4 loses White his bishop - thanks to the splendid 14...h6!!
24.Kf1 d4 25.Bxd4?
He could not bring himself to play the correct 25.Bc1, but this is suicide.
25...exd4 26.Nxd4 Bxd3+ 27.Kg1 Rxe1+ 28.Rxe1 Rxb2 29.f4 b3 30.Re3 Bc4 31.Rc3 Bd5 32.g3 Rb1+ 33.Kf2 b2 34.Rc7+ Kf6 35.g4 Rh1 36.g5+ hxg5 37.fxg5+ Kg6 White resigned.Reuse content