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Game of the Month – Lorenzo-Boyce, NYS Senior Open

by on September 25, 2014

The following game was submitted by Antonio Lorenzo, a long time Queen’s Chess Club member.

The game can be viewed and played by following this link:

Notes by Antonio Lorenzo.

(910) Lorenzo,A (1856) – Boyce,S (1773) [B71]

NYS Senior Open Lake George NY (4), 18.05.2014

[Rybka 4 x64 (31s)]

B71: Sicilian Dragon: 6 f4 This was a critical encounter in the 4th round of the NYS senior Open, since Mr. Boyce had reel off 3 wins and I was trailing with 2.5. [Lorenzo] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.f4 Nc6 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.e5


last book move. 8…Ng8?! [8…dxe5 9.Qxd8+ Kxd8 10.fxe5= Nd7 11.e6 fxe6 12.Bd2 Bg7 13.0-0-0 Ke8=; 8…Nd7 9.exd6 exd6 10.Be3 Be7 11.Be2 0-0 12.0-0= But Black has three pawn Island. [Lorenzo]] 9.Bc4 [9.Be3 Bg7+/=] 9…e6?! [9…d5 10.Nxd5 cxd5 11.Bxd5 Bd7 (Not 11…Qa5+?? 12.c3 f6 13.Bc6+ Kf7 14.Qd5+ Qxd5 15.Bxd5+ Be6 16.Bxa8+-) 12.Bxa8 Qxa8 13.0-0 Bc6 14.Qe2=] 10.exd6 Qxd6 [10…Nf6 11.Be3 Bxd6 12.Qf3+/=] 11.Qxd6+/- Bxd6 12.Ne4 Be7 13.Be3 h6 [13…Nh6 14.Bd4 0-0 15.Nf6+ Bxf6 16.Bxf6+/-] 14.0-0-0 f5? Black is suffocating and he lashes out but it’s a big mistake, now my Bishops will dominate the board! [Lorenzo] [>=14…Nf6!? 15.Nd6+ Bxd6 16.Rxd6 0-0+/-] 15.Nd6++-

game2_215…Kf8 [15…Bxd6 16.Rxd6 Nf6 17.Rxc6+-] 16.Nxc8 [16.Rhe1 might be the shorter path 16…Rh7 17.Nxc8 Rxc8 18.Bxa7 Bb4+-] 16…Rxc8 17.Bxe6+- Not the strongest.. [17.Rhe1! is stronger] 17…Re8 [17…Rc7 18.h3+-] 18.Bd7 Rd8 19.Bxc6 Rc8 20.Bd7 [20.Bf3 keeps an even firmer grip 20…a5+-] 20…Rc7 21.Be6 Nf6 22.Bd4 Rh7 23.Be5 [23.Rhe1 and White can already relax 23…h5+-] 23…Rb7 [23…Rc6 24.Bb3+-] 24.Rhe1 Ng4 25.Bc8 Rb6 [25…Rb5 26.Bd4 Bd6 27.Kb1+-] 26.Bd4 Rc6 27.h3 [>=27.Bd7 seems even better 27…Rd6 28.Bxa7+-] 27…Rxc8 28.hxg4 fxg4 29.g3 [29.Re6 Kf7 30.Ra6 Rc7+-] 29…Rc6 Black play this move assuming that White could not captured the a pawn, but I prove him wrong. [Lorenzo] [29…h5!? 30.c3+-] 30.Bxa7! Bf6 [If 30…Ra6? 31.Rd7! Rc6 best 32.a4+- Going for the touchdown! [Lorenzo]; 30…h5 31.Bf2+-] 31.Bd4 Bxd4 [31…Be7 32.a4+-] 32.Rxd4 Rhc7 33.c3 Kf7 34.Kc2 Rc5 35.Re3 [35.a4 might be the shorter path 35…h5+-] 35…Rh5 [35…Ra7+-] 36.b4 Rh2+ [36…Rh3 does not help much 37.a4+-] 37.Kb3 h5 38.a4 Rh1 [38…Rh3 doesn’t improve anything 39.a5 Ra7 40.Rd5+-] 39.a5 Rh3 [39…Ra7 does not solve anything 40.c4 Rb1+ 41.Kc3+-] 40.Rdd3 [>=40.b5 makes it even easier for White 40…h4 41.b6+-] 40…Re7 [40…Ra7 a last effort to resist the inevitable 41.c4 Rh1+-] 41.Rxe7+ Kxe7 42.a6 h4 [42…Rh1 43.Rd2 Ra1+-] 43.a7


White has a mate in 8 moves.. . . . . [43.a7 Rxg3 44.Rd5 Re3 45.a8Q g3 46.Qg8 Re1 47.Rd8 Rb1+ 48.Kc2 Rc1+ 49.Kxc1 g2 50.Qf8+ Ke6 51.Rd6#] 1-0


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