Games
[Event "Durham Congress"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.04.16"] [Round "4"] [White "CS"] [Black "G.Ellames"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B07"] [BlackElo "146"] [PlyCount "24"] 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Bd3 e5 4. c3 d5 5. exd5 $6 (5. dxe5 Nxe4 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Nbd2 Nc5 8. Bb1 {Is 'Book' (apparently)}) 5... Qxd5 {I was thinking here, wow we've only played 5 moves and I'm already thinking of an original refutation/ solution, and thought I'd seen a cunning plan. Starting with...} 6. Qe2 $4 { Doesn't work.} ({There was nothing wrong with the sensible...} 6. dxe5 Qxe5+ 7. Ne2 Nc6 $11) 6... Bd6 $2 {This seems to happen all the time, mutual blundering. } (6... Qxg2 7. dxe5 Qxh1 8. exf6+ {Missing the blatantly obvious...} Be6 ({ Even if black plays} 8... Kd8 {I'd still have to play the depressing} 9. Qf1) ( {Why couldn't he have gone along with my original plan of} 8... Be7 $4 9. Qxe7# {followed by hugs and appreciative backslaps from all and sundry!})) 7. Nf3 Bg4 $4 8. h3 $4 {My turn for the MB (Mutual Blunder)} (8. Bc4 $1 Qe4 (8... Bxf3 9. gxf3 Qa5 10. b4 $18 {There's no 'out' something's got to go.}) 9. Qxe4 Nxe4 10. Bd5 Bxf3 11. gxf3 Nxf2 12. Kxf2 c6) 8... Bxf3 9. gxf3 Qe6 10. dxe5 Qxe5 11. Qxe5+ Bxe5 12. Na3 c6 {and the game swapped off into a draw in 21 moves.} 1/2-1/2