[Event "Solihull B v Stratford A"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.03.30"] [Round "?"] [White "McNally, Richard"] [Black "Carpenter, Ray"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B21"] [Annotator "MJDonnelly"] [PlyCount "47"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [SourceVersionDate "2008.05.10"] {[%evp 0,47,19,31,72,14,29,13,41,41,36,18,30,28,15,8,30,10,15,3,1,-13,24,-50, -40,-7,90,-185,104,104,195,150,131,193,216,342,370,373,373,362,707,1300,1276, 1414,1414,1497,1497,1964,29995,29996]} 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 d6 6. Bc4 e6 7. O-O a6 ({After} 7... Nf6 {White can proceed as in the main game when} 8. Qe2 Be7 9. Rd1 e5 {-a neccessary loss of tempo- reaches what is generally regarded as the main line. Now after} 10. Bg5 {-a worthy alternative to the more common 10.h3.} (10. Be3 {is the other main White move which leads to a sharp, approximately equal game, according to GM Sveshnikov after} O-O 11. Rac1 Be6 12. Bxe6 fxe6 13. b4) 10... O-O 11. Rd2 Bg4 12. Qe3 Rc8 13. Bf1 Bxf3 14. Qxf3 Nd4 15. Qd1 Qd7 16. Be3 Nc6 17. f3 Rfd8 18. Rc1 {White had sufficient pressure so that Black was unable to realise the extra pawn in Coulson-Donnelly, Teesside League 1970.}) 8. Qe2 Be7 ({If} 8... Nf6 {older theory gives} 9. Rd1 Qc7 10. Bf4 Nd7 11. Rac1 Qb8 {which is supposed to be defensible according to Vyslouzil. This seems correct as in the high level correspondence game Conroy-John, Wch-22 sf3 ICCF 1997 which went} 12. b4 Be7 13. b5 Nce5 14. Bxe5 dxe5 15. Na4 O-O 16. b6 Nf6 17. Bb3 Bd7 18. Nc5 Bxc5 19. Rxc5 $11 {except Black now made the clerical error} Qd6 $4) 9. Rd1 {Completing a White set up that GM Rogozenko states gives White long lasting compensation for the pawn.} Qc7 10. Bf4 Ne5 {Although often played a better system seems to be} (10... Nf6 {essentially a Black set up recommended by GM King, now} 11. Rac1 O-O {and Black has completed development without disasters.}) 11. Bxe5 dxe5 {Now Black's extra pawn has been reduced to a doubled one and the c-file is opened for White to harrass the Black queen. Thus White has excellent play for the pawn as, furthermore, Black has yet to castle.} 12. Rac1 ({It is worth noting the strength of White's game as there is another interesting option here of} 12. Bb5+ {for if} axb5 13. Nxb5 Qa5 14. Rac1 {with a very strong attack which has resulted in a White win in all games that have reached this position.}) 12... Bd7 {After this seemingly logical development move, adding protection to b5, Black is lost!} 13. Nb5 {Still- and an excellent move. White a fine attacking player now gives a good example of the potential of the Morra Gambit.} Qb8 ({If} 13... axb5 14. Rxd7 {is also a knock-out blow.}) 14. Rxd7 Kxd7 15. Qd2+ (15. Qd3+ {also led to a winning game in an earlier game} Bd6 16. Nxe5+ Ke7 17. Nxd6 Qxd6 18. Qxd6+ Kxd6 19. Nxf7+ Ke7 20. Nxh8 Nf6 21. Bb3 { Friedman-Gratz, Midwest Masters Chicago 1982 but not so effective was} (21. e5 Nd7 22. Bd3 Nxe5 23. Bxh7 {Sebok-Fabian Nagy, HUN-Tch Toth 2014 and Black managed to drawn in the end.})) 15... Ke8 16. Nc7+ Kf8 (16... Qxc7 {allows} 17. Bb5+ axb5 18. Rxc7 {and although Black obtains R+B+P for the queen he is lost as he is unable to complete his development. For instance} Nf6 (18... Bf6 19. Qd7+ Kf8 20. Qxf7#) (18... f6 19. Qd7+ Kf7 20. h3 {gives the king an escape square and threatens amongst other things Nd2-b3-c5 as Black's king-side pieces remain dormant.}) 19. Rxb7 Nxe4 20. Qd7+ {also mates.}) 17. Nxa8 Qxa8 { Black still has the extra doubled pawn but not after Whites next fine move.} 18. Bxe6 {Threat Rc8+.} (18. Nxe5 {is so so effective as Black can struggle on with} Qd8) 18... fxe6 19. Qd7 Qa7 (19... Bf6 {doesn't help much as after} 20. Rc8+ Qxc8 21. Qxc8+ Kf7 22. Qxb7+ {Black's queenside disappears.}) 20. Rc8+ Kf7 21. Nxe5+ {The Black king is completely at the mercy of the active White pieces and the extra piece is of no help as several of Black's pieces remain at home.} Kf6 22. Ng4+ Kg6 {Other king moves also lead to rapid mate, for instance} (22... Kg5 23. Qxe6 Nh6 (23... g6 24. Qe5+ Kxg4 25. h3+ Kh4 26. g3+ Kxh3 27. Qe6#) 24. Qxe7+ Kxg4 25. h4 Rxc8 26. Qg5#) (22... Kf7 23. Qe8#) 23. Qxe6+ Bf6 (23... Kh5 24. Qf5+ g5 25. Qf7+ Kh4 (25... Kxg4 26. Qf3+ Kh4 27. Qh3# ) 26. g3+ Kxg4 27. h3+ Kxh3 28. Qh5#) 24. Qf5+ ({After} 24. Qf5+ {White has an uncommon and attactive mate with} Kf7 25. Ne5+ Ke7 26. Qd7#) 1-0