Andrew Greet v Robin Kneebone
Simultaneous display (Truro), 2014
A close shave for Andrew in his simul. Black played well to build up a winning position, only to spoil it with a blunder.
I think this early ... b6 and ...Ba6 plan is better against the white move order Bd3 followed by Ng1-e2. Anyway, I got a decent game. (RG)
Fairly balanced (JM)
24...Bf6 25.Be3 Qd8 26.h5 Be5 27.Bg5 Bf6 28.Bxf6 Qxf6 29.Kg1 Ne5 30.hxg6 hxg6 31.Ra7 Qxf3 32.Nf5 gxf5 33.Qg5+ Ng7 34.Qxg7+ Kxg7 35.gxf3 Nxf3+ 36.Kf2 Ne5 37.Ke3 f4+ 38.Ke2 Rh8 39.Rf1 Rh3 40.Kd2 Rh2+ 41.Kd1 f3 42.Ra5 Rb2 43.Ra6 Rxb4 44.Kd2 Rb2+ 45.Ke3 b4 46.Nd1 Rb3+ 47.Kf4 Rd8 48.Ne3 Ng6+ 49.Kxf3 Ne5+ 50.Kf4 Ng6+ 51.Kf3 Rh8 52.Kf2 Rb2+ 53.Kg3 Rb3 54.Kf2 c3?
Black's played a great game but can win by doubling on the seventh. (JM)
54...Rh2+ 55.Kg1 Re2 (55...Rbb2 (JM) is perhaps simpler, but having passed once at this position I stayed trying to analyse Re2. (RG)) 56.Nf5+ Aren't most of us allergic to knights attacking on f5? (RG) 56...Kh7 57.Nxd6 Nh4 58.Rxf7+ Kg6 Placing my king on the same rank as the Rd6 so allowing a knight discovered check was too much for me to cope with as I did not realise he couldn't move the N as it guards the Rf7. (RG)
59.Ra1 threatens Rxf8+ (JM)61.Rg7#
Second to last game to finish: hard work. (JM)
Notes by Jeremy Menadue and Robin Kneebone.