Simon Bartlett v Alan Brusey

Cornwall v Devon 2001/02 (Bd.7)











In a perfectly decent position black eventually fails to find the answer to white's active pieces allowing Simon to finish incisively in a line he has used effectively a number of times.

1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e5 c5 4.b4 cxb4 5.d4 Qb6 6.Bd3 Bd7 7.a3 Nc6 8.axb4 Nxd4 9.c3 Nxf3+ 10.Qxf3 d4 11.0-0 dxc3 12.Nxc3 Bc6 13.Qg3 Qxb4 14.Bd2 Qd4 15.Nb5 Qd7 16.Rfb1 a6 17.Bc3 0-0-0??

Probably the worst move on the board apart from leaving a piece en prise. Most of the alternatives leave white struggling to justify the sacrifice of two pawns.

18.Na7+ Kb8 19.Nxc6+ Qxc6 20.Bxa6 b6 21.Bb5 Qd5 22.Qg4 Nh6 23.Qa4 Bc5 24.Bc6 Bxf2+ 25.Kh1

1-0