Grant Lakeland v Rico Wong
Cornwall Under 18 Championship, 2001, Rd.5
White tries hard to throw away the win but fails in the end!
Both Grant (St Austell) and Rico (Penzance) were part of a group of players who contested some hard-fought Under 18 Championships around this time. At the time of writing (July 2015) Grant is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Eastern Illinois University.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.0-0 Nf6 5.Re1 Bg4 6.c3 a6 7.Ba4 b5 8.Bc2 Be7 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 0-0 11.d3 Na5 12.b4 Nb7 13.a4 c5 14.bxc5 dxc5 15.Qg3 Re8 16.Nd2 Bd6 17.Rb1 b4 18.cxb4 cxb4 19.Nc4 a5 20.Bb2 Qc7 21.Rbc1 Nc5 22.Ne3 Qb8 23.Nf5 g6 24.f4 Ncd7 25.Nxd6 Qxd6 26.fxe5 Nxe5 27.d4 Qb6 28.Kh1 Nh5 29.Qb3 Nc6 30.Rf1 Ra7 31.Rcd1 Qc7 32.Rf3 Qd6 33.Rdf1 Ree7 34.g4 Ng7 35.d5 Ne5 36.Rf6 Qd7?
Time trouble panic. 52...Rc8 53.Qg2 Qe5+ (53...Qxg2+ 54.Kxg2 c2 55.d7 c1Q 56.e8Q+ ) 54.Qg3 Qd5 (54...Qxf6 55.d7 Rf8 56.e8Q c2 57.d8Q Qxd8 58.Qxd8 Rxd8 59.Qc3+- ) 55.Rf1+- also wins but white has some opportunities to go wrong in the time scramble.53.Rxd6 Rb8 54.Rd8+ Rxd8 55.exd8Q+
Notes by Ian George