P. Milner-Barry v W. Pratten

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P. Milner-Barry
W. Pratten
Bognor Regis, 1965

Here Wilf Pratten took on a well-known name and had the better of the opening before it all turned round

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h4 g4 5. Ne5 Nf6 6. d4 d6 7. Nd3 Nxe4 8. Bxf4 Bg7 9. Nd2 Qe7 10. Qe2 Nxd2 11. Qxe7+ Kxe7 12. Bg5+ Kd7 13. Kxd2 Bxd4 14. Be2 f5 15. c3 h6 Up to this point Black had been better, despite the lack of Queenside development. Here he should have played Bg7 16. cxd4 hxg5 17. hxg5 Rg8 Re8 was needed and now Black is in trouble 18. Nf4 Rxg5 19. Rh7+ Kd8 20. Rh8+ Kd7 21. Bc4 Nc6 22. Be6+ Ke7 23. Bxc8 Rb8 24. Re1+ Kf6 25. Rf8+ After Kg7, Ne6+, Kg6, Rg8+ White wins the rook for nothing 1-0