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​The following is a game from a WDCL division 4 match with comments by the player of the Black pieces.


1. e4 d6  2. Nf3  White immediately concedes the centre.  2. ... Nf6   3. Nc3 e5  4. Be2 g6  5. d3 Bg7  6. Bg5 0-0  7. Nd5  It is not usually a good idea to move a piece twice in the opening.  7. ... Nbd7  8. 0-0 c6  9. Nxf6+ Nxf6  10. Qd2 Be6  11. c4  Played to counter the threat of ... c5.  11. ... Qc7  12. Bxf6 Bxf6  White has removed a supporter of the d5 square but at a cost - Black now has the two bishops. 13. Rac1 Rad8  14. Rfd1 Qe7  This removes the queen from the c-file and prevents Ng5. 15. Qe1 Bg7  16. Rc2 f5  An advance justified by the fact that Black's central pawns are pointing towards the kingside. 17. ef gf  This weakens Black's kingside but keeps the central pawns mobile and threatening.  18. Qd2 h6  Again preventing Ng5. 19. b3 Kh7  Clearing the g-file for the major pieces. White's Nf3 has nowhere useful to go and the Be2 is little better than a pawn. 20. Qc1 Rg8  21. d4  It is right to try to create some counter play in the centre but this just loses at least a pawn. 21. ... ed  22. Nxd4  White overlooks the strength of Black's 23rd move. 22. ... Bxd4  23. Rxd4 Qg7  Threatens mate on g2 and the rook on g4. There is no saving move. 24. Bf3 Qxd4  White is now a rook down. 25. Rd2 Qg7  26. Qd1 d5  27. cd Bxd5  28. Bxd5 Rxd5  29. g3 Rgd8  30. Rxd5 Rxd5  31. Qf3 Qe5  32. Qh5 Qe6  33. Qf3 Rd2  34. Qf4 Rd1+  35. Kg2 Qe4+ 36. Qxe4 fxe4 and White resigned.