(2) Thompson, Mike (1769) - Ridge, Michael (1763) [D00]
ECL Division1, Edinburgh 2 v PHills 1, 21.01.2008
[Mike Thompson]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 Bg7 5.e3 0-0 6.Be2 c5 7.Ne5 Qa5? (too early, leading to queen moves leaving black behind in development) 8.0-0 cxd4 9.exd4 Nc6 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.Re1 Rd8? (d8 was the queen's escape square) 12.a3 (preparing 13.b4 Qb6 14. Na4 Qb7 15.Nc5 white is much better) 12...c5 (Ne4 is better) 13.Nb5 Ne8 (the only way to prevent 14.Bc7 winning the exchange) 14.Bd2 (14.dxc5 Bxb2 15.Bd2 Qa4 16.Rb1 a6 17.Rxb2 axb5 18.Rxb5 Qxa3 is unclear) 14...Qb6 15.dxc5 Qb8 (if 15.... Qxc5 16.Bb4 wins at least the e7 pawn) 16.Ba5 Ba6 (if 16.... Rd7 17.c6) 17.Bxd8 Qxd8 18.Nd4 Bxe2 19.Rxe2 e5 20.Nc6 Qc7 (any other black move will still result in 21.Qd5 with a winning position for white) 21.Qxd5 Rc8 22.Nxe5 Rd8 23.Nd7 (forcing a piece exchange to prevent 24.Re7 so white resigned) 1-0

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