My favourite game












C.Smith - J.Gentle [C35]
12.11.1997

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3? Here we go! 5...fxg3 6.0-0 gxh2+ That's 3 pawns on the fire now! 7.Kh1 Nh6 [7...d5 ] 8.d4 d5 9.Bxd5 Bh3? 10.Bxh6!? Did I say I had balls of steel? 10...Bxf1 [10...gxh6 11.Bxf7+ Kxf7 12.Ng5+ Kg7 13.Nxh3 ] 11.Qxf1 0-0? 12.Qg2 Refusing the pawn b7 and the Rook again! 12...Qf6 13.Nxh4 Qxh6 14.Nf5 Qc1+ [I was hoping for 14...Qg6?? 15.Ne7+ ] 15.Kxh2 Qf4+ 16.Kh3 g6 17.Nc3 c6 To make an escape square for the Queen. 18.Rf1 Qc7 19.Bb3? [19.Qg5! Qd8 20.Ne7+ Kg7 21.Qf6+ Kh6 22.Kg2 And its game over.] 19...Nd7 20.Qg5 Qd8 21.Qh6 Qf6 22.e5 Nxe5 23.dxe5 [23.Ne4 Forces the issue, but it was over anyway. 23...Qxf5+ 24.Rxf5 Ng4 25.Kxg4 gxf5+ 26.Kxf5 Kh8 27.Nf6 ] 23...Qxe5 24.Ne4 gxf5? A helpmate. 25.Nf6+ Qxf6 26.Qxf6 1-0



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