Greet A. (2443) - Briscoe C. (2268)

British Championship/Torquay 2009


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 Bb4+!

The Bishop check forces White to make a less than ideal move at this point. It has rightly become a popular way to meet the Catalan.

5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 c6

Black has to be willing to play a closed position.

6... O-O is more flexible at this point, so that if White plays the immediate 7 Qc2, Black may be able to play ...c7-c5 in one go after due preparation.

7. Qc2 O-O 8. O-O Nbd7 9. Bf4

An awkward consequence of 5 Bd2

9... a5 10. Rd1

10. Nc3 dxc4 11. Rad1 Nd5 12. Ne5 Nxe5 13. dxe5 Qc7 14. Ne4 b5 15. Nf6+ Bxf6 16. exf6 Nxf4 17. fxg7 Kxg7 18. gxf4 Qxf4 19. Bxc6 Ra6 20. Bf3 e5 21. Kh1 Rh6 22. Rg1+ Kh8 23. Rg3 Qh4 24. h3 Bxh3 25. Kg1 Rg8 0-1 Gorse,G (2034)-Hera,I (2533)/Triesen 2009

10. Nbd2 Nh5 11. Be3 f5 12. Nb3 f4 (12... a4 13. Nc1 Nb6 14. c5 Nc4 15. Bd2 b6 16. cxb6 Qxb6 17. Nd3 Nxd2 18. Qxd2 Ba6 19. Qe3 Rf6 20. Nfe5 f4 21. Qf3 g6 22. g4 Ng7 23. Rac1 Bb5 24. Nc5 Rd8 25. Ned7 Qc7 26. Nxf6+ Bxf6 27. Rfd1 Rf8 28. Qh3 Bxe2 29. g5 Bxg5 30. Nxe6 Nxe6 31. Qxe6+ Qf7 32. Qxe2 f3 33. Qxf3 Qxf3 34. Bxf3 Bxc1 35. Bxd5+ cxd5 36. Rxc1 Rb8 37. Rc2 Rb4 38. Rd2 Kf7 39. f3 Kf6 40. Kf2 Kf5 1/2-1/2 Miton,K (2595) -Gajewski,G (2581)/Chotowa 2009) 13. Bd2 a4 14. Nc1 Bd6 15. e4 a3 16. b3 e5 17. exd5 cxd5 18. cxd5 Qb6 19. Ne2 e4 20. Ng5 Ndf6 21. Bxf4 Nxf4 22. Nxf4 Bf5 23. Nge6 Rfc8 24. Qe2 Rc3 25. Nh5 Nxd5 26. Nexg7 Bg6 27. Bxe4 Nb4 28. Bxg6 hxg6 29. Qe6+ 1-0 Brunello,S (2477)-Garcia Palermo,C (2484)/Senigallia 2009

10... Nh5

10... Ne4 11. Nfd2 f5 12. Nxe4 fxe4 13. Nc3 (13. f3 exf3 14. Bxf3 Bg5 15. Bxg5 Qxg5 16. Qd2 Qg6 17. Qc3 Nf6 18. Nd2 Bd7 19. Re1 b5 20. cxb5 cxb5 21. Rac1 a4 22. Qc2 Qg5 23. Nf1 Rac8 24. Qd2 Qg6 25. Rxc8 Rxc8 26. Rc1 Rxc1 27. Qxc1 h6 28. Ne3 Kh8 29. Ng2 Qe8 30. Nf4 Kg8 31. Nd3 Qd8 32. Qc5 Be8 33. Ne5 Kh7 34. Kg2 Kg8 35. Nd3 Ne4 36. Qa7 Ng5 37. Ne5 Kh7 38. Qc5 Nxf3 39. exf3 Qg5 40. Qc3 Bg6 41. h4 Qf5 42. g4 Qf4 43. h5 Bb1 44. a3 Kg8 45. Qc8+ Kh7 46. Qc3 Kg8 47. Nd7 g6 48. Qe1 Be4 49. fxe4 Qxg4+ 50. Qg3 Qe2+ 51. Kg1 Qd1+ 52. Kg2 Qe2+ 53. Qf2 Qg4+ 54. Kh2 Qxh5+ 55. Kg3 Qg5+ 56. Kh3 Qh5+ 57. Kg3 Qg5+ 58. Kf3 dxe4+ 59. Ke2 Qg4+ 60. Ke3 Qg5+ 61. Qf4 Qg1+ 62. Kxe4 Qg2+ 63. Qf3 Qc2+ 64. Ke5 1-0 Sundararajan, K (2506)-Peralta,F (2574)/Barbera del Valles 2009) 13... Nf6 14. Qb3 Kh8 15. f3 exf3 16. Bxf3 dxc4 17. Qxc4 Nd5 18. Nxd5 exd5 19. Qd3 Bd6 20. Bxd6 Qxd6 21. Rf1 Bf5 22. e4 Bg6 23. Bg2 Rxf1+ 24. Rxf1 Re8 25. Rf4 dxe4 26. Qe3 h6 27. h4 Rd8 28. h5 Bxh5 29. Rxe4 Bf7 30. a3 Bd5 31. Re7 Bxg2 32. Kxg2 Qd5+ 33. Kh2 Qh5+ 34. Kg2 Qd5+ 35. Kh2 b5 36. Qf4 Qh5+ 37. Kg2 Re8 38. Re5 Qg6 39. Qf3 Rxe5 40. dxe5 Kg8 41. Kh2 a4 42. Qc3 Kf7 43. Qd4 Qe6 44. Qe3 Qb3 45. Qf4+ Ke7 46. Qd4 Qd5 47. Qa7+ Qd7 48. Qe3 Ke6 49. Qe4 Kf7 50. Qf4+ Ke7 51. Qb4+ Ke8 52. Qe4 Qe6 53. Qd4 Qd5 54. Qf4 Ke7 55. Qb4+ c5 56. Qxb5 Qxe5 57. Qxa4 Qxb2+ 58. Kh3 Qd4 59. Qa5 c4 60. Qb4+ Kf7 61. a4 Qd7+ 62. Kh2 Qc6 63. a5 c3 64. a6 Qxa6 65. Qxc3 Qe2+ 66. Kg1 h5 67. Qc7+ Kg6 68. Qf4 Qd1+ 69. Kg2 Qd5+ 70. Kg1 Qf5 71. Qd4 Qf3 72. Kh2 Qf6 73. Qe4+ Kh6 74. Kg2 g6 75. Qe3+ Kg7 76. Qa7+ Qf7 77. Qd4+ Kh7 78. Qe5 Qa2+ 79. Kg1 Qc4 80. Qg5 Qe4 81. Qf6 Kg8 82. Qc3 Kf7 83. Qc5 Ke6 84. Qg5 Qf5 85. Qe3+ Qe5 86. Qf3 Qd4+ 87. Kh2 Ke5 88. Qf7 Qg4 89. Qg7+ Kf5 90. Qf8+ Kg5 91. Qf2 Qe4 92. Kg1 Qd5 93. Kh2 Qe4 94. Qb2 Kg4 95. Qa2 Kf3 96. Qg2+ Ke3 97. Qb2 Qd3 98. Kg2 Qd5+ 99. Kh2 g5 100. Qc3+ Ke2 101. Qc2+ Qd2 102. Qc6 Ke3+ 103. Kh1 Qe1+ 104. Kh2 Qe2+ 105. Kh3 0-1 Raznikov,D (2270)-Peralta,F (2574)/ Arinsal 2009

10... b5 11. Ne5 (11. c5 Nh5 12. Bc1 f5 13. Ne5 Nxe5 14. dxe5 Bd7 15. Be3 g5 16. Bd4 Ng7 17. Nd2 g4 18. a4 b4 19. f3 h5 20. h3 Qe8 21. Bf2 Bd8 22. hxg4 hxg4 23. f4 Nh5 24. Qb3 Bc8 25. Bd4 Ra7 26. Kf2 Rh7 27. Rh1 Ba6 28. Rh2 Ng7 29. Rxh7 Kxh7 30. Rh1+ Kg6 31. Qd1 Rh8 32. e3 Rxh1 33. Qxh1 Qg8 34. Bf1 Bxf1 35. Qxf1 Qh7 36. Kg1 Nh5 37. Kg2 Ng7 38. Kg1 Nh5 39. Kg2 1/2-1/2 Wojtaszek,R (2608)-Macieja,B (2607)/Chotowa 2009) 11... Bb7 12. Nxd7 Nxd7 13. c5 g5 14. Bc1 f5 15. f4 g4 16. Bd2 h5 17. b4 a4 18. Nc3 Nf6 19. e3 Ne4 20. Be1 Nxc3 21. Qxc3 Bc8 22. a3 Bd7 23. Bf2 Be8 24. Kf1 Bf6 25. Ke2 Ra7 26. Rh1 Rh7 27. h4 Bg6 28. Rad1 Rd7 29. Rhe1 Kf7 30. Kf1 Qb8 1/2-1/2 Fridman,D (2646) -Macieja,B (2601)/Wroclaw 2009

11. Nc3

11. Be3 Nhf6= (11... b5!? 12. c5 f5)

11... Nxf4 12. gxf4 f5

12... dxc4 was definitely worth a look: 13. Ne5 Nxe5 14. dxe5 Qc7 (14... Qb6 15. Ne4 Rd8 16. Rxd8+ Qxd8 17. Qxc4 Qb6 18. Qc2 Bd7 19. Rd1 Rd8=) 15. Ne4 b5 16. Nd6 Rb8 17. b3 Rd8!=

13. e3 Nf6 14. Kh1 Bd7 15. Ne5 Bd6 16. Rg1

White's plan is revealed, although the Black position is very solid and difficult to breach. Greet tries to attack on the g file, but runs up against the rocks.

16... Be8 17. Bf3 b5! 18. c5!

Retaining any tension on the queenside would divert attention from the other flank.

18... Bb8 19. Rg2 Ra7 20. Rag1

White has to be a little bit better here, but has no obvious weaknesses to attack. The White Queen would like to join the party,but it isn't obvious how this is going to be accomplished. Moreover, both players were using up lots of time at this point,so with time-trouble looming, anything could happen in a position like this.

20... Kh8 21. a3 Rg8 22. b4 axb4 23. axb4 Ne4!

Neutralizing White's pressure.

24. Nxe4 dxe4 25. Be2 Qd5 26. Qb1 Bxe5 27. fxe5 Bf7 28. Bd1

With the idea of Bb3.

28... Ra3 29. h4 Rga8 30. Rxg7?!

White should hold a balence with something like 30. h5 Ra1 31. Qb3 Qd8 32. h6 g6 33. Qb2 R8a2 34. Qc3 Ra3

30... Bg6 31. Rb7 f4

Both players were in severe time-trouble.

31... Qd8! is pretty strong: 32. h5 (32. Rg5 Ra1 33. Qb3 R8a3) 32... Qh4+ 33. Kg2 Bxh5 34. Bxh5 Rg8+! 35. Kf1 Qh3+ 36. Ke2 Rxe3+ 37. fxe3 Qh2+ 38. Ke1 Rxg1#

32. h5 Bf5 33. Bg4 Qd8! 34. Bxf5 exf5

34... Qh4+! 35. Kg2 exf5

35. Kg2 fxe3 36. fxe3 Qh4

Greet has been well and truly caught on the rebound.

37. Kf1 Qh3+ 38. Rg2 Qh1+ 39. Rg1 Qf3+ 40. Ke1 Rxe3+

Tough defence by Briscoe.

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Williams S. (2527) - Hebden M. (2468)

British Championship/Torquay 2009


The coming game is a stunning performance by Simon Williams. It is not at all easy to beat Mark Hebden in the King's Indian; an opening which he has studied and played extensively over many years.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f4

Choice of variation is important. A recent book by Semkov, ' Kill the King's Indian', focussed on the Four Pawns Attack. I wonder if Simon got some ideas for this game from there.

5... O-O 6. Nf3 Na6 7. Bd3 e5 8. fxe5 dxe5 9. d5 c6 10. O-O Nc5

Black must handle his Knights correctly in this line,or he can get into a tangle. I think taking on d5 and then ...Ne8 is probably best, heading for d6, but a recent Kozul game suggests that 10...Ng4!? is also playable:

10... Ng4!? 11. Qe2 f5 12. h3 Qb6+ 13. Kh1 Nf6 14. Be3 Qc7 15. Rad1 Nh5 16. Kh2 f4 17. Bf2 Qe7 18. c5 Ng3 19. Bxg3 fxg3+ 20. Kxg3 Nxc5 21. Bc4 Kh8 22. b4 Nd7 23. d6 Qe8 24. Ng5 Nf6 25. Kh2 Bd7 26. a4 h6 27. Nf3 g5 28. a5 Nh5 29. Qa2 Nf4 30. Na4 b6 31. Nc3 b5 32. Bb3 Qh5 33. Ng1 g4 34. Nce2 gxh3 35. g3 Ng2 36. Be6 Rxf1 37. Rxf1 Ne3 38. Rf7 Ng4+ 39. Kh1 h2 40. Bxd7 Rf8 41. Rxf8+ Bxf8 42. Bxg4 0-1 Cebalo,M (2469)-Kozul,Z (2600)/Stari Mikanovci 2009

10... cxd5! 11. cxd5 Ne8 12. Be3 (12. a3 Nd6 13. b4 Nc7 14. Bg5 f6 15. Bh4 Nce8 16. Qd2 Nf7 17. Bf2 Ned6 18. Nb5 Nxb5 19. Bxb5 Nd6 20. Bd3 Bg4 21. Bc5 f5 22. Bxd6 Qxd6 23. h3 fxe4 24. Bxe4 Rf4 25. Rae1 Bd7 26. Qe3 a5 27. g3 Rf6 28. Kg2 axb4 29. axb4 Qxb4 30. Rb1 Qc4 31. Rfc1 Ra2+ 32. Kg1 Bh6 33. Qxh6 Qe2 34. Rc2 Rxc2 35. Bxc2 Rxf3 0-1 Van der Heijden,T (2245)-Visser,Y (2483)/ Netherlands 2008) 12... Nd6 13. Bxa6 bxa6 A critical position. the engines don't like Black's position, but over the board he has plenty of play. 14. Rc1 f5 15. exf5 gxf5 16. Qa4 Re8 17. Bc5 Nb7 18. Ba3 e4 19. Nd4 Bd7 20. Nc6 Qb6+ 21. Kh1 Kh8 22. Ne2 Rac8 23. Ng3 e3 24. Rce1 Bxc6 25. dxc6 Qxc6 26. Qxc6 Rxc6 27. Nxf5 e2 28. Rf2 Rc1 29. Bb4 Rxe1+ 30. Bxe1 Nc5 31. Nxg7 Kxg7 32. Rf3 Rd8 33. Kg1 Nd3 34. Bc3+ Kg6 35. Re3 Nc1 36. a3 Rd1+ 37. Kf2 Rf1+ 38. Kg3 h5 39. h4 Rd1 40. Kf3 Rf1+ 41. Kg3 Kf7 42. Re5 Rd1 43. Re3 Rd5 44. Kf2 a5 45. Ke1 Rd1+ 46. Kf2 a4 47. Re4 Kg6 48. Re6+ Kf7 49. Re4 Rf1+ 50. Kg3 Rh1 51. Kf2 0-1 Schulte,T-Bojkov,D (2523)/Neuhausen 2008

11. Bc2 cxd5 12. cxd5

12. exd5 Ne8 13. Be3 Nd7 14. Qe2 a6 15. b4 Nd6 16. Na4 Qe7 17. Rac1 b5 18. Nb6 Rb8 19. Nxd7 Bxd7 20. Bc5 Rfc8 21. Bd3 Bf8 22. Qf2 Qe8 23. a3 Rc7 24. Nxe5 Rxc5 25. Nxd7 1-0 Simantsev,M (2511)-Kashlinskaya,A (2344)/Serpukhov 2009

12... b6?!

After this Black starts to get into trouble.

Once again 12... Ne8 seems to be called for: 13. Be3 Na6 14. a3 Nd6 15. Bd3 b6 16. b4 f5 17. Rc1 Nc7 18. Bg5 Qd7 19. Qd2 f4 20. Bh4 h6 21. Bf2 g5 22. a4 Qe7 23. a5 Rb8 24. axb6 axb6 25. Na4 b5 26. Nc5 g4 27. Nh4 Qg5 28. Kh1 Rf7 29. Ra1 Qh5 30. g3 Bf6 31. Qb2 Bxh4 32. gxh4 g3 33. hxg3 Qf3+ 34. Kh2 Rg7 35. Rg1 Qg4 36. Bf1 fxg3+ 37. Bxg3 Nc4 38. Qg2 Ne3 39. Be2 Qg6 40. Qf3 Ng4+ 41. Kh1 Rf7 42. Qc3 h5 43. Rg2 Rb6 44. Rag1 Rbf6 45. Bxe5 Rf2 46. Bg3 Rxg2 47. Rxg2 Ne8 48. e5 Bf5 49. e6 Ra7 50. Nd7 Be4 51. Bf3 Ra1+ 52. Rg1 Bxf3+ 53. Qxf3 Rxg1+ 54. Kxg1 Qb1+ 55. Qf1 Qxb4 56. Qf7+ Kh8 57. Qf8+ Qxf8 58. Nxf8 b4 59. d6 b3 60. d7 b2 0-1 Fridman,D (2650) -Vovk,Y (2546)/ICC INT 2009

13. b4! Nb7

13... Na6 14. a3 Nc7 is maybe a little better, as Hebden never solves the problem of this bad Knight. The higher the level one plays at , the smaller the margins for error. One poorly-placed piece can cost the game.

14. Bg5 Qd6 15. a3 Bd7 16. Bd3 Rfc8 17. Rc1 a5

The point of Black's set-up and it looks as though he is getting counterplay. However, Williams hits on a terrific Knight manouevre which almost paralyzes the Black position.

18. Qb3 axb4 19. axb4 Nh5 20. Nb5! Qf8

20... Bxb5 21. Bxb5 Rxc1 22. Rxc1 Nd8 gives the Knight on b7 some air, but White is solidly better after 23. Nd2 Bf8 24. Rb1 Nf4 25. Nc4

21. Nc7! Rab8

21... Ra7 22. Be3 Nf4 23. Bxf4 exf4 24. e5

22. Ba6 Nf4

22... Qd6 23. Nb5 Bxb5 24. Bxb5 Nd8 25. Nd2 is much the same as before. Black has a cheerless defence.

23. Bxf4 exf4 24. e5!

The threat of e5-e6 is real and immediate, with d5-d6 available too should Black find a defence.

24... Bg4

24... Nc5 was suggested by IM Thomas Rendle in the commentary room 25. bxc5 bxc5 Hoping to take advantage of the temporarily awkward White pieces. It does not work: 26. Nb5! c4 (26... Rxb5 27. Bxb5 Rb8 28. d6! Bxb5 (28... Rxb5 29. Qd5) 29. Rb1) (26... Rb6 27. Bxc8 Rxb5 28. Qc4 Qxc8 29. Qxf4) 27. Rxc4 Rc5 28. Rb4 Rb6 29. Nd6 Rxa6 30. Rb8 Bc8 31. Ne4 Rc7 32. d6

25. d6 Rd8 26. Ng5! Rd7 27. Rxf4

White conquers the f file and the game comes to a rapid end.

27... Nxd6 28. exd6 Qxd6

28... Rxd6 29. Rxf7

29. Rxf7 Rxf7 30. Qxf7+ Kh8 31. Bc4 Qf6 32. Ne8

A superb game by White!

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Palliser R. (2413) - Jones G. (2554)

British Championships/Torquay 2009


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. d5 a5 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 Na6 10. Nd2 Qe8 11. O-O Nh7 12. a3 h5 13. f3 Bd7 14. Kh1

14. b3 Bh6 (14... f5 15. Rb1 Nc5 16. Nb5 Bxb5 17. cxb5 Bh6 18. exf5 (18. b4 axb4 19. axb4 Ra2 20. Be1 Nd7 21. Bc4 Ra3 22. Qc2 Nb6 23. Bd3 Qd7= Suetin,A (2500) -Balashov,Y (2600)/Sochi 1980) 18... gxf5 19. b6 cxb6 20. Nc4 Qg6 21. Be7 Rf7 22. Bxd6 Rg7 23. Rf2 e4 24. Bxc5 bxc5 25. fxe4 fxe4 26. d6 Nf6 27. Qf1 Nd7 28. Rd1 b5 29. Rd5 bxc4 30. Bxh5 Qe6 31. bxc4 Be3 0-1 Kramnik,V (2730)-Kasparov,G (2795)/Paris 1995) 15. Rb1 Be3+ 16. Bf2 Bxf2+ 17. Rxf2 Qb8 18. Kh1 Qa7 19. Rf1 Qe3 20. Qc2 h4 Bianchi,L (2098)-Della Morte,G (2383)/Buenos Aires 2009 21. f4! exf4 22. Rbe1 Qc5 23. Rxf4

14... Bh6 15. b3 Be3 16. Qc2 Kg7 17. Rae1

Rather an unexpected Rook move, with either 17 Nb5 or 17 Rab1 looking more thematic:

17. Rab1 Bc5 18. Qb2 g5 19. Bf2 Bxf2 20. Rxf2 h4 21. b4 axb4 22. axb4 Qe7

17. Nb5 g5 18. Bf2 Bxf2 19. Rxf2 Qe7 20. Rb1 h4

17... Qb8!?

Useful to Black for many reasons, but not necessarily to play ....b7-b5. The Queen normally goes to b8 and then a7, to help control the dark squares.

17... g5 18. Bf2 Bxf2 19. Rxf2 h4 20. Nf1 Rh8 21. Qb2 Nf6 22. b4 axb4 23. axb4 Nh5 24. Ne3 f6 25. Kg1 Qb8 26. c5 Nf4 27. Bxa6 bxa6 28. c6 Bc8 29. Rd1 Qa7 30. Qd2 Rb8 31. Ne2 Kf7 32. Rb1 Ke7 33. Kf1 Kf7 34. h3 Nh5 35. Ke1 Ke7 36. Nc4 Rg8 37. Qe3 Qxe3 38. Nxe3 Nf4 39. Kd2 Rh8 40. Nc3 Kd8 41. Rff1 Rh7 42. Rb3 Rb6 43. Ra1 Rh8 44. b5 Ke7 45. Ra5 axb5 46. Nxb5 Ba6 47. Nf5+ Kd8 48. Rba3 Bc8 49. Ra8 Rxb5 50. Rxc8+ Kxc8 51. Ra8+ Rb8 52. Ne7+ Kd8 53. Rxb8+ Kxe7 54. Rxh8 Nxg2 55. Rc8 Nf4 56. Rxc7+ Ke8 57. Rh7 Kd8 58. Rd7+ Kc8 59. Rxd6 Nxh3 60. Rxf6 Kc7 61. Rf7+ Kb6 62. Rb7+ Ka6 63. Rb1 1-0 Bui Vinh (2444)-Rajlich,V (2338)/Budapest 2002

18. Bd3 Bc5 19. Ndb1 g5 20. Bf2 h4 21. Nd1 b5?

A long,protracted game could have been expected, but this is simply a positional mistake, allowing White to get rid of his problem Bishop on d3.

Better is simply the return to the Kingside 21... Qd8 22. Ne3 Qf6 after which the position is balenced.

22. Ne3

22. cxb5 Bxb5 23. Ne3 is more exact

22... Kh8

Black should seize his chance to block the queenside, but Jones cannot bring himself to play it. Of course after 22... b4 23. a4 Black's winning chances are almost nil.

23. cxb5 Bxb5 24. Bxb5 Qxb5 25. Nc3 Qb7 26. a4! Rg8 27. Nb5 Nf6 28. Nc4

White has a moderate advantage now as he can attempt to play on both flanks.

28... Bb4 29. Rb1 Nd7

29... Nh7 30. g3 hxg3 31. hxg3 f5 32. Kg2 g4 is an attempt to mix it up. White would probably meet this with 33. f4! and Black's King is very exposed.

30. g3 hxg3 31. hxg3 f5 32. Kg2 f4

Mainly to prevent White from playing f3-f4.

For instance,if 32... g4 33. f4! fxe4 (33... Raf8 34. Rbd1! Rf6 35. fxe5 dxe5 36. exf5) 34. Rbd1! Rg7 35. fxe5 dxe5 36. Rh1+ Kg8 37. Qxe4 Re8 38. Rh6!

33. Rh1+ Kg7 34. gxf4 gxf4 35. Rbg1 Kf7+ 36. Kf1 Nf6

Black is under serious pressure on the Kingside however he plays: 36... Rxg1+ 37. Rxg1 Rg8 (37... Rh8 38. Bb6!!) 38. Rxg8 Kxg8 39. Bg1 Nac5 (39... Qa8 40. Qg2+ Kf7 41. Qh3 Qe8 42. Bf2) 40. Qg2+ Kf8 (40... Kf7 41. Nbxd6+) 41. Qg6

37. Bh4 Nh5 38. Qh2 Bc5 39. Bf2 Rh8

39... Rxg1+ 40. Rxg1 Rh8 41. Bxc5 Nxc5 (41... Ng3+ 42. Qxg3 fxg3 43. Nbxd6+) 42. Nbxd6+

40. Qxh5+!!

But this is a nice touch!

40... Rxh5 41. Rxh5 Bxf2

41... Rd8 42. Rh7+ Kf8 43. Rh8+ Kf7 44. Rxd8

42. Ncxd6+ cxd6 43. Nxd6+

Missing 43. Rf5+ Ke8 44. Rg8+ Ke7 45. Rg7+ Ke8 46. Nxd6+ Kd8 47. Rf8# Palliser has to grind on.

43... Ke7 44. Nxb7 Bxg1 45. Kxg1 Nb4 46. Rxe5+ Kd7 47. Rg5 Kc7 48. Nc5 Kd6 49. Ne6 Nd3 50. Nd4 Kc5 51. Nc6

51. Nc2 Nb4 52. Ne1 Kd4 53. d6 Rd8 54. Rxa5 Rxd6 55. Ng2 is equally effective,but after missing mate in five any counterplay looks more frightening than it actually is.

51... Kd6 52. Rg2 Nc1 53. Nd4 Ke5 54. Nb5 Kf6 55. Rc2 Nd3 56. Rc6+ Kg5 57. d6 Ne5 58. Rc5 Kf6 59. Nd4 Rg8+ 60. Kf1 Rh8 61. Rd5 Rh1+ 62. Kg2 Rh7 63. Rxa5

OK, he likes playing chess.

63... Nd3 64. Rf5+ Kg6 65. Ne6 Ne1+ 66. Kf2 Nd3+ 67. Ke2 Nc1+ 68. Kd2 Nxb3+ 69. Kc2 Rb7 70. d7 Nd4+ 71. Nxd4 Rxd7 72. Kd3 Ra7 73. a5 Ra8 74. Kc4 1-0