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J.Wilkinson v J.Coburn

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Robatsch Defense
J.Wilkinson
J.Coburn
Gosport A v Fareham A, 2009

1. Nf3 g6 1... d5 2. d4=2. d4 Bg7 3. e4 d6 secures e5 4. h3 controls g4 4... a6 covers b5 5. c3 b5 5... Nf6 6. Bd36. Bd3 6. a4 Nf66... Bb7 7. O-O Nf6 8. Re1 O-O 9. a4 c6 10. Bf4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 e5 12. Bh2 Re8 13. Qc2 Rc8 14. Bf1 Qb6 15. a5 Qd8 16. dxe5 dxe5 17. b4 c5 attacks the pawn chain 18. Qb2 Nh5 18... Rb8 19. c4 Bc6 20. cxb5 (20. Nxe5 Nxe5 21. Bxe5 Rxe5 22. Qxe5 Nxe4)(or 20. Bxe5 Nxe5 21. Nxe5 Rxe5 22. Qxe5 Nxe4)20... Bxb5 21. Nc4= (21. Nxe5 Ng4 22. hxg4 Nxe5)(21. Bxe5? Nxe5 22. Nxe5 Nd7)19. g3 prevents intrusion on f4 19. c4 Bc619... Qe7 19... Bc6 20. c4=20. Rad1 20. c4!?= should be considered 20... cxb4 21. cxb4 Bf8 22. Rb1 Rc7 23. Rec1 Rxc1 24. Qxc1 Rc8 25. Qb2 f6 25... Nhf6 26. Bd326. Ne1 Ng7 27. Nef3 27. Bg2 Ne627... Ne6 28. Qb3 Kg7 29. Qb2 Nb8 30. Ne1 better is 30. g4!?30... Nc6 31. Nd3 Ncd4 32. Rc1 32. Ne1 Ng5 33. f3 Ngxf3+ 34. Nexf3 Nxf3+ 35. Nxf3 Bxe432... Rxc1 33. Qxc1 Nc6 34. f4 Nxb4 35. fxe5 Nxd3 36. exf6+?? terrible, but the game is lost in any case, better is 36. Bxd3 fxe5 37. g436... Qxf6 37. Bxd3 Qd4+ 37... Qd4+ 38. Kg2 Qxd30-1