NM Leland Fuerstman (2005) - Paul Lucas (1783)
Match Game (Mint Hill)

Round 1

1.f4 Nc6 2.Nf3 b6 3.b3 e6 4.Bb2 Bb7 5.e3 Qe7 6.a3 f6 7.Bb5 Nh6 8.Qe2 a6 9.Bd3 Nf7 10.c4 e5 11.fxe5 Ncxe5 12.Nxe5 fxe5 13.O-O O-O-O 14.e4 Nh6 15.Nc3 Qh4 16.Nd5 Bc5+ 17.Kh1 c6 18.Ne3 Rde8 19.Nf5 Nxf5 20.Rxf5 Bd4 21.Bxd4 exd4 22.c5 b5 23.Raf1 Re6 24.Rh5 Qe7 25.b4 g6 26.Rh3 Re5 27.Qf2 d5 28.Qxd4 dxe4 29.Bxe4?! Rd8! 30.Qxd8+!? Kxd8 31.d3 Bc8 32.Rhf3 Bf5 33.Bxc6 Re1 34.d4 Rxf1+? 34...Bd3! is decisive. So, White plays on.
35.Rxf1 Qe2 36.Rg1 Be4 37.d5 Kc7 38.Ba8 h5 39.d6+ Kd7 40.Bxe4 Qxe4 41.Rf1 g5 42.Rf7+ Kc6 43.h3 h4! 44.Rc7+ Kd5 45.Re7! Qc4 46.Kg1! White must avoid the Draw
46...Qc1+ 47.Kf2 Qxa3 48.d7 Qg3+ 49.Kg1 Qc7 50.Re3 Kd4 51.Re6! Kc4 52.Rd6 Qd8 53.c6 Qe7 54.Rd1! Qd8 55.c7 Qxc7 56.d8=Q Qxd8 57.Rxd8 Kxb4 58.Kf2 a5 59.Ke2 a4 60.Kd2 a3 61.Kc2 Ka4 62.Ra8+ Kb4 63.Ra7 All of this anxiety for 5 rating points!


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