(1) Jugel,Marcel (2218) - Forchert,Martin (2416)
Kaiserbrunnen Open (8.1), 05.04.2010



1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.e3 Bg4 5.Qb3 Qb6 6.Ne5 Bf5 7.c5
In such a w ell trodden opening we have had a succession of less often played alternatives and are now in virgin territory according to my database.

7...Qc7 8.Nc3 Nbd7 9.Nxd7 Nxd7 10.e4
An enterprising pawn sac

10...dxe4 11.Bc4 e6 12.g3 Be7 13.Bf4 Qc8 14.g4 Bg6 15.h4 h5 16.gxh5 Rxh5 17.0-0-0 e5 18.Bg3 exd4 19.Nxe4 Nxc5 20.Nxc5 Rxc5 21.h5 Be4 22.Rhe1
The engines are unimpressed and consider black's material advantage as more important than white's development advantage and open lines, but for a human it is easier to play white.

22...Qg4
...Bd5 or ...f5 hold things together better.

23.Rxd4 Bg5+ 24.f4 Bxf4+ 25.Bxf4 Qxf4+ 26.Kd1 Re5?
[Black stands on the brink of a precipice. Black's position collapses if he allows either Rxe4 or Qxb7. If he were made of silicon he would see that he can avoid both, surviving (and indeed prospering) by 26...Qg4+ 27.Kd2 Qg2+ 28.Re2 Qg5+ 29.Kc3 b5 simultaneously securing b7 and winning the Bc4 in exchange for the Be4]

27.Qxb7 Qg4+ 28.Kd2 Qf4+ 29.Re3 Qh2+ 30.Re2 Qf4+ 31.Kc3 Qg3+ 32.Rd3
1-0. White threatens Qxf7#, Qxa8+ and Rxg3 and black has no checks. Clearly

32...Bxd3
is the only chance but it is not hard to see that Black is then cut to pieces. For example

33.Qxa8+ Ke7 34.Qxa7+ Kf6 35.Qxf7+ Kg5 36.Rg2!
prettily winning the queen. 0-1