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D. Elliott v P. Waller

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D. Elliott
P. Waller
Club Championship, 2008

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. c3 Qb6 6. Be2 cxd4 7. cxd4 Nge7 8. Na3 Nf5 9. Nc2 Bd7 10. O-O Be7 11. a3 O-O 12. b4 a6 13. Be3 Nxe3 14. fxe3 f6 15. exf6 Bxf6 16. Rc1 Ne7 17. Bd3 Bb5 18. Nce1 Bxd3 19. Nxd3 Nf5 20. Qe2 Qd6 21. Nfe5 Bxe5 22. Nxe5 Rac8 23. Rxc8 Rxc8 24. Qd3 Qc7 25. e4 dxe4 26. Qxe4 Qb6? Prior to this move the game has been fairly level; Qb6 looks logical because it hits d4 and defends e6 and b7 but Black completely missed White's next two moves 27. Rxf5! exf5 28. Qd5+ And White now has a forced mate 28... Kh8 29. Nf7+ Kg8 30. Nh6+ Kh8 31. Qg8+ Of course, Rxg8, Nf7 is smothered mate 1-0