W. Partridge v D. Elliott

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W. Partridge
D. Elliott
Portsmouth Congress, 2009

I only needed a draw in this game to be assured of uncontested first place so when I got the advantage early on I was happy to take it

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 b6 5. Bd3 Bb7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O Bxc3 8. bxc3 d6 9. Re1 Nbd7 10. e4 e5 11. Bg5 Re8 12. h3 h6 Alicke vs Dunkel continued 12... Nf8 13. d5 Ng6 14. Qd2 Bc8 15. Nh2 h6 and the game was eventually drawn 13. Bh4 Nf8 14. Qd2 Ng6 15. Bg3 exd4 16. cxd4 Bxe4 16... Nxe4 is a better and more forcing option 17. Qc2 Nxg3 18. Rxe8+ Qxe8 19. Re1 Qd7 20. Bxg6 fxg6 21. fxg3 Re8 22. Rf1 Be4 and Black has hung onto his extra pawn 17. Kf1 Only needing a draw to take uncontested 1st place in the tournament I offered a draw, after 17... Qd7 18. Nh4 Nxh4 19. Bxh4 Qf5 20. Be2 Bb7 Black is a solid pawn up ½-½