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D. Elliott v C. Howarth

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D. Elliott
C. Howarth
Fareham A v Emsworth A, 2007

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Be7 4. Bc4 Bh4+ 5. Kf1 d6?! 5... d5 is considered superior 6. Bxd5 Nf6 7. Nc3 Nxd5 8. Nxd5 f5 9. Nxh4 Qxh4 10. Nxc7+ Kd8 11. Nxa8 fxe4 12. Qe1 Qh5 13. Qxe4 Re8 14. Qf3 (14. Qxf4 Qe2+ 15. Kg1 Qe1+ 16. Qf1 Qh4 17. d4 Qxd4+ 18. Be3 Qxe3+ 19. Qf2 b6=)14... Qe5 15. Kf2 Qc5+ 16. Kf1 Anderson v Horseman, British Championship 1954 6. d4 Nc6 7. Bxf4 Na5?! 7... Bg4=8. Bd3 Qf6?? 8... Nc6 It is best to acknowledge the mistake and retreat the N to this better square 9. Qd2 g5? 9... Nc6 is still the best here 10. Bxg5 Bxg5 11. Qxg5 Qxg5 12. Nxg5 h6 13. Nf3 Nc6 14. c3 a6 15. Nbd2 Nge7 16. h3 Ng6 17. g3 Rf8 18. Kg2 f5?! 18... Be6 is more solid 19. exf5 19. Rae1 Kd8 20. Rhf1 is better than the immediate capture but being a pawn up in a better position I preferred to exchange off a few pieces 19... Bxf5 20. Bxf5 Rxf5 21. Rae1+ Kf7 22. Rhf1 Kg7 23. Ne4?! 23. Nc4 I had considered this but preferred to bring my Knights to bear on the K-side 23... Nce7 24. Ned2 recognising I was heading the wrong way 24... b5 25. Re6 Nd5?? 25... Raf8 makes it harder for White 26. Rxg6+!! Kh7 there is nothing better 27. Re6 Rg8 28. Kh2 1-0