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Time management

July 19, 2010

Having gotten lost on my way to the game, I arrived more than 15 minutes late and so was in mild time pressure at the very start. Funnily enough, it was my opponent who lost on time, in a position that was quite drawish! Replay (I was white)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. O-O Be7 8. Re1 Bg4 9. c3 f5 10. Nbd2 O-O 11. Nf1 Bh4 12. g3 Bf6 13. Ne3 Bh3
(13… Bh5 14. Nxf5 Qd7 15. Rxe4 (15. Ne3 Bxf3 16. Qxf3 Bxd4) 15… dxe4 16. Bxe4 Rae8 17. Qc2 Bg6 18. g4)
14. Qb3 Ne7 15. Ng2?
Clearing the file for the rook and threatening captures on e4, winning a pawn. But this approach is too slow and black can save the pawn. Better, and much more direct is 15. Nxf5! Bxf5 16. Bxe4 Bxe4 17. Rxe4
15… Bxg2
(15… c5! 16. Nf4 Bg4 17. Be2 c4)
16. Kxg2 b6 17. Bxe4 fxe4 18. Rxe4 Kh8 19. Re2 Ng6 20. Be3 Qd7 21. Rae1 Rae8 22. Qc2 Rf7 23. Ng5
(23. Bg5 Ref8 24. h4)
23… Nh4+
(23… Rfe7 24. h4)
24. Kh1
The only move. Capturing the knight leads to perpetual. 24. gxh4 Qg4+ 25. Kf1 Bxg5 26. Bxg5 Qh3+ 27. Kg1 Qg4+
24… Bxg5 25. Bxg5 Rxe2 26. Qxe2 Ng6 27. Kg2 h6 28. Bc1
(28. Qe8+ Kh7 29. Qxd7 Rxd7 30. Bd2) (28. Qd3 Nf8 29. Bd2) (28. Bd2)
28… Qf5 29. f4 (29. h4) 29… h5 30. Bd2 h4 1-0

And my opponent’s flag fell while playing his 30th move!

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