John Fraser v Jeremy Menadue

British Championship 2014, Rd.3











1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.0-0-0 Nbd7 10.g4 b5 11.Bxf6 gxf6

11...Nxf6 is usually played. This is one of the most theoretically-studied lines in chess.

12.Bd3

12.f5

12...Bb7 13.Rhe1 Nb6 14.f5 e5 15.Nb3 b4 16.Nd5 Nxd5 17.exd5 a5 18.Bb5+ Kd8

My evaluation of this position is that white is a bit better after 19 Ba4

½-½

Notes by Robin Kneebone.