The Chess Website – Winning with the Queens Gambit (Kevin from TheChessWebsite)

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TheChessWebsite opens with 1. d4 and employs the Queen’s Gambit. Black plays a somewhat slow plan with 8. …a6 and 9. …b5 – allowing white to create instant pressure on the C-file and threats against the h7-pawn with 11. Qc2. Black’s pawn sacrifice on 15. …Nd5 wasn’t necesarry as it gave white a clear advantage without compensation for black. TheChessWebsite continued with solid, patient technique however he did commit a few long-term errors by permanently weakening his kingside with moves like 20. f4, 26. f3, and 37. f4. Black had solid chances until he liquidated his attacking pieces with 50. …Qxc2+?? Black also had chances to draw until 53. …h4? – it was much better to activate his king first to shoulder white’s king away from the active e4 square with 53. …Kf5. Black still retained chances to draw after 55. Ra8 however he with 56. …Rh7?? he blundered another pawn, leading to a nice conversion of the win by TheChessWebsite with the white pawns.

[Event “Live Chess”]
[Site “”]
[Date “2011.01.17”]
[White “thechesswebsite”]
[Result “1-0”]
[TimeControl “30|0”]
[Termination “thechesswebsite won by resignation”]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.e3 O-O 7.Bd3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 a6 9.O-O b5 10.Bd3 Bb7
11.Qc2 Bxf3 12.gxf3 h6 13.Bxf6 Nxf6 14.a4 c6 15.Ne4 Nd5 16.Qxc6 Nb4 17.Qc3 Rc8 18.Qd2 bxa4 19.Rxa4 a5 20.f4 Nxd3
21.Qxd3 Bb4 22.Raa1 Qd5 23.Rfc1 Qf5 24.Rc2 Rfd8 25.Rac1 Rb8 26.f3 a4 27.Qa6 Ra8 28.Qb7 Rab8 29.Qc6 Qa5 30.Ra1 Ra8
31.Kg2 Ra7 32.Nc5 Bxc5 33.Qxc5 Rb8 34.Qc4 g5 35.fxg5 Qxg5+ 36.Kf2 Kh7 37.f4 Qh5 38.Ke1 Qg6 39.Rxa4 Rab7 40.b4 Qg1+
41.Kd2 Qxh2+ 42.Kd3 Qg1 43.Rc1 Qg6+ 44.Ke2 Qg2+ 45.Kd1 h5 46.Rc2 Qg1+ 47.Ke2 Rg8 48.Rc1 Rg2+ 49.Kd3 Qf2 50.Qc2 Qxc2+
51.Rxc2 Rxc2 52.Kxc2 Kg6 53.Kd3 h4 54.Ke4 h3 55.Ra8 f5+ 56.Kf3 Rh7 57.Ra1 h2 58.Kg2 Rh5 59.b5 Rh8 60.b6 Kf7
61.b7 Ke7 62.Rb1 Rb8 63.Kxh2 Kd6 64.Rb6+ Kc7 65.Rxe6 Kxb7 66.Re5 Rf8 67.Kg3 Kc6 68.Kh4 Kc7 69.Kg5 Kd7 70.Rxf5 Rg8+
71.Kf6 Rf8+ 72.Kg6 Re8 73.Re5 Rf8 74.Kg7 Rc8 75.f5 Rc2 76.f6 Rg2+ 77.Kf8 Rg1 78.f7 Rg3 79.e4 Rg4 80.d5 Rg3
81.Re7+ Kd8 82.d6 Rg2 83.e5 Rd2 84.e6 Rxd6 85.Re8+ Kc7 86.Ke7 Kc6 87.f8=Q 1-0

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