May 112016

I played quite an enjoyable club game this evening, although the ending was marred by some laziness on my part. To be fair to my opponent, it was actually equal until he chose Kh6 on move 36, although he may have missed 40.Kc3. So when all was said and done I was up a rook, but he did have three connected passed pawns. Of course at this stage I should be doing the hard thinking, but not seeing a clear winning plan, I took the lazy way out. Surprisingly Bxe4 was the right idea, but I didn’t bother to follow up 47.fxe with 48.Rf1 (or anything other than the fancy Rxe4+). Instead I created a ‘cute’ draw, which while nice, isn’t as valuable as a win.

Press,Shaun – Litchfield,Fred [B26]
ANU Autumn Swiss, 11.05.2016 new PgnViewer( { boardName: “game581”, movesFormat: “default”, pgnString:’1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 d6 6.Be3 Nd4 7.Qd2 h5 8.O-O-O Nf6 9.h3 Qa5 10.Kb1 Be6 11.Nd5 Qxd2 12.Nxf6+ Bxf6 13.Rxd2 Rb8 14.c3 Nc6 15.f4 a5 16.Ne2 Bg7 17.Rhd1 O-O 18.d4 cxd4 19.Nxd4 Nxd4 20.Bxd4 Rfc8 21.e5 Bf5+ 22.Kc1 dxe5 23.Ba7 exf4 24.Bxb8 Rxb8 25.Rd8+ Rxd8 26.Rxd8+ Kh7 27.gxf4 Bh6 28.Ra8 Bxf4+ 29.Kd1 b6 30.Ra7 Bd6 31.a3 Be6 32.Kc2 g5 33.Rb7 f5 34.Rxb6 g4 35.Rb5 a4 36.c4 Kh6 37.c5 Bb3+ 38.Kd3 Bh2 39.c6 e5 40.Kc3 Be6 41.c7 e4 42.Rb6 Bxc7 43.Rxe6+ Kg5 44.hxg4 hxg4 45.Kd4 Kf4 46.Bh1 Bb8 47.Bxe4 fxe4 48.Rxe4+ Kf3 49.Rxg4 Kxg4 50.Kc4 Be5 51.Kb5 Bxb2 52.Kxa4 1/2-1/2′, pauseBetweenMoves: 500, pieceSize: 29 } );

More laziness on my part
Source: Chessexpress