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Light squared Bishop Hero & loyal f,e,d soldiers.

the critical position after the 24th moves.
V. Woodward (1943) - M. Procyk (2039)
Finals Match of the AQE Excellence Tournament- Main Place Mall Buffalo, NY 1/20/07
1.b3 d5 2.Bb2 c5 3.f4 Nc6 4.Nf3 f6 5.e3 Bg4 6.Bb5 Rc8 7.0-0 e6 8.Qe1 Bh5 9.Nc3 a6 10.Be2 Bf7 11.Qh4 g6 12.Rad1 Bg7 13.d4 c:d 14.e:d Nge7 15.g4 h5 16.g5 Nf5 17.Qf2 f:g 18.f:g b5 19.Kh1 0-0 20.Nb1 Nb4 21.c3 Nc2 22.Bc1 Qb6 23.Bd3 Nc:d4 24.B:f5 g:f 25.N:d4 Bg6 26.Be3 Qd6 27.Rc1 e5 28.Nf3 f4 29.Bd2 Be4 30.c4 b:c 31.b:c d4 32.a3 Rf5 33.Bb4 Qg6 34.Nbd2 Bc6 35.Rce1 R:g5 36.Rg1 Rg4 37.Rg2 e4 38.Nh4 e3 39.N:g6 e:f 40.Ne7+ Kh8 41.R1g1 f:gQ+ 42.K:g1 B:g2 43.N:c8 d3 44.Kf2 Bd4+ 45.Ke1 Bb7 46.Nb3 Be3 47.Bc3 Kh7 0:1
Opening so passive and then game became so agressive. For a long time, the spectators thought black is losing. Hard game. At the end I had only 45 seconds to spare.


  1. Wow! What a wild game. There may be a few inaccuracies in the notation, however. 29. Bd2 not possible, must be Be2 and 33. Bb4 not possible, must be Bb5 and lastly 47. was Bc3+ Kh7 not Kh2. So, I think the game was actually this:

    Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack

    1. b3 d5 2. Bb2 c5 3. f4
    Nc6 4. Nf3 f6 5. e3 Bg4 6. Bb5 Rc8 7. O-O e6 8. Qe1 Bh5 9. Nc3 a6 10. Be2 Bf7 11. Qh4 g6 12. Rad1 Bg7 13. d4 cxd4 14. exd4 Nge7 15. g4 h5 16. g5 Nf5 17. Qf2 fxg5 18. fxg5 b5 19. Kh1 O-O 20. Nb1 Nb4 21. c3 Nc2 22. Bc1 Qb6 23. Bd3 Ncxd4 24. Bxf5 gxf5 25. Nxd4 Bg6 26. Be3 Qd6 27. Rc1 e5 28. Nf3 f4 29. Bd2 Be4 30. c4 bxc4 31. bxc4 d4 32. a3 Rf5 33. Bb4 Qg6 34. Nbd2 Bc6 35. Rce1 Rxg5 36. Rg1 Rg4
    37. Rg2 e4 38. Nh4 e3 39. Nxg6 exf2 40. Ne7+ Kh8 41. Reg1 fxg1=Q+ 42. Kxg1 Bxg2 43. Nxc8 d3 44. Kf2 Bd4+ 45. Ke1 Bb7 46. Nb3 Be3 47. Bc3+ Kh7 White resigns 0-1

    Black had misplayed at moves 21...Nc2 and 22...Qb6 and went from a even game to having a worse position. However, the critical moment began at move 25 and continued through to move 29. After 24...gxf5 white is evaluated as up +3.25 (FRITZ 10).
    25.Nxd4? Bg6
    26. Be3? Qd6? [f4! would have been better here for black because best for white then would have been 27.Bxf4 with now e4! forking knight and bishop!]
    27. Rc1?? e5
    28. Nf3 f4
    29. Bd2?? completely swings the advantage to black with an evaluation now of -1.5, if 29...e4! would have been played. Even so 29...Be4 still favors black at -1.0. Also 31...Rxc4 may have been better than the d4 move for black.
    But the beginning of the end comes with 37. Rg2?? now -3.54 and 38. Nh4?? -7.99. Fritz recommended for white 37. h4 (which still may be a game) and 38. Nxe4 may have held up for white, especially given blacks low clock. By now, however, black was clearly better.

    Well done Marijan-4 pawns-Procyk!

  2. Thank you, Mark!
    I had on my MonRoi correctly, but made mistakes in rewriting. Sorry. Corrected.
    I was evaluating 26...f4, but wanted to keep pawns. Same thing happened on 31st move. I was counting on whitesquared bishop.
    Game is not much in first half, but I like second half, comming from worse position to e-pawn show supported by a bishop.