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M. Mitchell v B. James

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M. Mitchell
B. James
Fareham B v Portsmouth C, 2006

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e3 c5 This is pro bably too sharp given that Black is considerably behind in development 6. Bxc4 cxd4 Opening up the game can only favour White 7. exd4 Be7 8. Bf4 O-O 9. O-O a6 10. d5 The isolated Queen's pawn becomes a potent weapon 10... b5 Black still plays too aggressively 11. d6 Re8 12. Nxb5 axb5 13. Bxb5 Nbd7 14. dxe7 Qxe7 15. Bd6 Qd8 16. Ne5 Qb6 17. a4 Nd5 18. Nc4 Qb7 19. Qf3 Rd8 20. Rfb1 N7b6 21. Be5 Bd7? 22. Nd6! Bxb5 23. Nxb7 Rd7 24. Nd6 Bc6 25. b4 Nxb4 26. Qg3 f5 27. Rxb4 Nd5 28. Rb3 Raa7? 29. a5 Rb8+ would be a forced mate but time trouble was looming! 29... h6 30. a6 g5 31. Rb8+ Kh7 32. Rf8 f4 33. Qd3# 1-0