Monday, August 27, 2007

IM Gary Lane In Action!

IM Gary Lane

In round 7, IM Gary Lane beat GM Muray Chandler in a very interesting game.

Australian chess player and author Gary W. Lane (born 1964 United Kingdom) is an International Master. He has written over a dozen chess books and is considered one of the leading chess authors in the world.

He became an International Master in 1987 and he won the Commonwealth Chess Championship in 1988. Also notably he was an early coach of Michael Adams.
After his marriage to Woman International Master Nancy Jones, he moved to Australia, winning the Australian Chess Championship in 2004. He has also represented Australia in the 2002 and 2004 chess olympiads. In the 2004 Olympiad he helped Australia score 2-2 draw with his former country England, scoring a spectacular win over Nigel Short.

Source : Wikipedia
Below are his game against chandler with annotation from Fritz and Hairulov

IM Gary Lane (2412) - GM Murray Chandler (2540)
[B42]DATMO 2007 (6), 22.08.2007

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 This move is quite tricky to play against because black keep his wide option to play move such as Ne7, Nc6 ,Nf6 and Be7, Bc5 or even Bb4 later. 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 According to GM John Nunn and GM Joe Gallagher in Beating The Sicilian 3, this move appears from time to time, the idea being akin to that of the...Qb6,...Qc7 ploy seen in many lines of the Sicilian, namely to force the knight to retreat from its active central post. [6...Bb6; 6...Ba7 Is another alternative.] 7.0-0 The simplest way to play. White can also try the active 7.Qg4 7...Nc6 8.Qg4 Nf6 9.Qxg7 Rg8 10.Qh6 Ne5 11.f3 b5 12.Nc3 Bb7 [12...b4 13.Nd1 d5 14.Qe3 Bb7 is alternative.] 13.Qe3 [13.Be3 Qc7+/=] 13...Qc7 14.a3 Secures b4 14...Rg6 15.Ne2 [15.f4 Nxd3 16.cxd3 d5=] 15...Bd6 [15...d5 16.Nf4 Rg8 17.exd5 Nxd3 18.Nxd3 Nxd5 19.Qf2=] 16.Nf4 [16.h3 Be7+/=] 16...Nxd3 17.cxd3 Bxf4 18.Qxf4 Qc2 19.Nd2 Qxd3 20.Rf2 d6 21.Nf1 e5 22.Qh4 22...Qb3 [22...d5!? should be considered because it open the line for the b7 bishop and treathen 23.Bg5 dxe4+/= 24.Bxf6 e3 25.Nxe3 Qxe3 regaining the piece with favourable position.] 23.Bg5+/- Qe6 Now black have to defend. 24.Rc1 Kd7 [24...h6!? Is the Fritz suggestion but who want to play a bad endgame position without any counterplay? 25.Bxf6 Qxf6 26.Qxf6 Rxf6+/- 27.Rc7 Bc8 28.Ne3 Control the d5 and f5 square and will follow with Rfc2] 25.Rfc2+- Ne8 26.Ng3 Rc8 27.Rxc8 Bxc8 28.Bd2 Bb7 29.Ba5 Qf6 30.Qxh7 [30.Qh3+ Qe6 31.Qxh7 Bc6+-] 30...d5 [30...Rh6 31.Qf5+ Qxf5 32.Nxf5 Rh7+/- (32.exf5?! Rh4+/=) ] 31.Qh3++- Qe6 32.Qh4 Qf6 33.Qxf6 Rxf6 34.exd5 Bxd5 35.Re1 Re6 36.Bc3 f6 37.Nf5 Nd6 38.Nxd6 Rxd6 39.h4 White is clear winning. 39...Ke6 40.Kf2 Rd7 41.g4 Bb7 [41...Kf7 42.g5+/-] 42.Re3 Kf7 43.Kg3 Rd1 44.h5 Rg1+ 45.Kf2 Rd1 46.Kg2 Bc6 47.Kg3 Bb7 48.Kf2 Bc6 49.Ke2 Rh1 50.Kf2 [50.b4+/=] 50...Ra1?? a transit from better to worse [50...Rd1= is the best option Black has] 51.g5! Demolishes the pawn shield 51...Rh1 [51...fxg5 Deflection from e5 52.Rxe5] 52.gxf6 Rxh5 53.Bxe5 Kg6 54.f4 Bd5 [54...Rh2+!? 55.Ke1 Rh7+-] 55.Rg3+ Kf5 56.Ke3 a5 [56...Bc4+-] 57.Kd4 Bc4 [57...Bf7 does not save the day 58.Kc5 Rh8 59.Kxb5+-] 58.Rg7 [58.a4 and White can celebrate victory 58...Ke6 59.axb5 Bxb5+-] 58...Rh8 59.Rg5+ [59.a4!? and White can already relax 59...Rd8+ 60.Kc5 Rc8+ 61.Kd6 bxa4+-] 59...Ke6 60.f5+ Kf7 [60...Kd7 there is nothing else anyway 61.Kc5 Rc8+ 62.Kb6 Ke8+-] 61.Rg7+ Kf8 [61...Ke8 does not help much 62.Re7+ Kf8 63.Bd6 Rh4+ 64.Re4+ Kf7 65.Rxh4 Kxf6 66.Ke4+-] 62.Bd6+ Ke8 63.Re7+ Kd8 64.Bc7+ [64.Kc5!? makes it even easier for White 64...Rf8 65.Ra7 Rf7 66.Be7+ Ke8+-] 64...Kc8 65.f7 [65.f7 Bxf7 66.Rxf7+-] 1-0

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