Grant Healey v Plamen Sivrev

Cornwall v Devon, 2014/15 (Bd.4)

The last game to finish, securing a memorable victory for the team. David Jenkins's report, including more on this game, is here

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 e6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 cxd4 6.exd4 Be7 7.Bd3 0-0 8.0-0 Qc7 9.Re1 d6 10.Nbd2 Nd5 11.Qc2 h6 12.Bxe7 Ncxe7 13.Rac1 Bd7 14.Qd1 Nf4 15.Bb1

White offered a draw

15...Bc6 16.Ne4 Bxe4 17.Rxe4 d5 18.Re1 Nfg6 19.h4 Qf4 20.g3 Qg4 21.Qd3 Nf5 22.Kh2 Rfc8 23.Bc2 Nfe7 24.Ne5 Nxe5 25.Qh7+ Kf8 26.Rxe5 Qf3 27.Kg1 Qf6 28.Qd3 a6 29.Re3 Ng8 30.Rce1 b5 31.Rf3 Qe7 32.a3 Rab8 33.Qe3 a5?


34.Qxe6 Qxe6 35.Rxe6 b4 36.axb4 axb4 37.Rd6 bxc3 38.bxc3 Nf6 39.Re3?

39.Bf5 preventing Ng4 and taking the bishop off the c-file


39...Ng4 draws

40.Ba4 Ne4 41.Rxd5 Nxf2 42.c4 Ra8?

42...g6 and black has good chances of counterplay

43.Ra5! Rc8 44.Bb5 g5 45.hxg5 hxg5 46.Ra7 Nh3+ 47.Kf1 g4 48.d5 Ng5 49.Re5 Nf3 50.Rf5?



50...Nd2+ draws; if 51.Kg1 Nf3+ etc and if 51.Ke1 Nf3+, 52.Kd1 Rb1+ and if 53.Kc2 Rxb5

51.Kf2 Rb2+ 52.Ke3 Re2+ 53.Kf4 Nd4 54.Rfxf7+ Kg8 55.Rg7+ Kh8 56.Rh7+ Kg8 57.Rag7+ Kf8 58.Rxg4 Nxb5 59.Rh8+ Ke7 60.Rxc8

The remaining moves were not recorded.


Notes from Chess Devon