Chess Instruction

Fight for the Center!

Warren C. Loveland

Game 1

(1) Loveland,Warren - Searles,Richard [A88]
1977 North American, Class A, 1977

1.Nf3 f5 2.d4 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.c4 d6 7.Nc3 c6 8.Re1 Nh5?

(Necessary was 8 ... Ne4)

9.e4 f4? 10.e5 fxg3 11.fxg3 Bg4 12.e6 Bxf3 13.Bxf3 Bxd4+ 14.Qxd4 Rxf3 15.Bh6 Qb6 16.Qxb6 axb6 17.Kg2 Rd3 18.Rf1 Na6

[18...Nf6! 19.Bg5 Kg7 20.Rae1 Na6 21.Bxf6+ exf6

(In the following three lines, the fall of White's e-pawn is just a matter of time. White is already a pawn down and thus has a lost endgame.)


(22.Rf2 Nc7 23.Rfe2 f5 24.a3 Re8 ; 22.e7 Re8 23.Re6 f5 )

22...f5 23.Ng5 Nc7 24.a3 Rc8 ]

19.Rf7 Re8?? (Black stumbles into a mating net!)

20.Raf1!! Nf6 21.Ne4

[White missed 21.R1xf6 exf6 22.Ne4 with mate unavoidable.]

21...Nc7 22.Nxf6+ exf6 23.Rg7+ Kh8 24.Rxc7 1-0

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