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M. Krawczuk v D. Elliott

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M. Krawczuk
D. Elliott
Emsworth A v Fareham A, 2008

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Be3 Qf6 6. c3 Nge7 7. Bc4 Qg6 8. O-O O-O 9. Nd2 Ne5 10. Be2 d5 the last book move 11. Nf5 I expected 11. Bh5 Qf6 12. f4 N5c6 13. e5 Qh6 14. N2b3 Bxd4 15. cxd4 Nf5 16. Bd2 Ncxd4 17. Nxd4 Qb6 18. Kh1 Qxd4 19. Qf3 c6 20. Rad1 Fabian v Packa, 2002 0-1 11... Bxf5 better than 11... Nxf5 12. Bxc5 Nh4 13. g312. Bxc5 Bh3 13. Bf3 Rfe8 14. Bxe7 Rxe7 15. exd5 Nxf3+?! better is 15... Rae8 although I felt after 16. Be4 Bf5 17. Bxf5 Qxf5 18. Nf3 Ng6= and my attack has fizzled out 16. Qxf3 Bg4 17. Qg3 Rae8 18. h3 Qc2 19. Nc4 Be2 20. Rfc1?? this was the move I expected but 20. Ne3!! is much better 20... Qd3 21. Rfe120... Qe4 21. Ne3 f5 22. Qg5 Rf7 better than 22... Re5 23. g3=23. Nf1 Bxf1? once again settling for a draw when I should not against a higher rated opponent, especially when I still had 20 minutes on the clock to his 6 before the time control at move 30 23... f4!! gives winning chances 24. f3 Qd3 25. Re1 Rf5 26. Qg4 Ree5 27. c4 h5 28. Qh4 Qxc4 29. Qf2 Bd3 30. Qxa7 Black has far more chances 24. Rxf1 Qxd5= ½-½