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P.Waller v M.Dufton

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P.Waller
M.Dufton
Club game 30 minutes each, 2006

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Bb3 Nbd7 9. Be3 Qc7 10. O-O b5 11. Nxe6 A slightly speculative sacrifice that leads to an excellent position for White11... fxe6 12. Bxe6 Nc5 13. Nd5 Nxd5 14. exd5 Bxe6 15. dxe6 Nxe6 16. Qd5 Qc8 17. f5 Nc7 18. Qe4+ Kd7 19. f6 g6 20. Bd4 Bh6 21. f7 Qf8 Rf8 is more obvious but taking the Rook didn't work out well for White22. Bxh8 Qxh8 23. Qg4+ Ne6 24. Rae1 Qd4+ Forcing the exchange of queens and a fairly level position25. Qxd4 Nxd4 26. c3 Nf5 27. g4 Ne3 28. Rf2 White now had about 5 minutes to Black's 15, missed the winning ending after f8Q and struggled on for about 20 moves before running out of time28. f8=Q Rxf8 29. Rxf8 Bxf8 30. Rxe30-1