(2) MacElligott,G (1961) -English,K (1820) [A10]
Armstrong Cup, 2003
[Kieran English]

1.c4 f5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 d5 5.d4 c6 6.Nf3 Bd6 7.b3 0-0 8.0-0 b6 Black must be equal the white knight is always better placed on d2 in the stonewall 9.Qc2?! this prevents black playing Bb7 as after taking on d5 black would have to recapture with the c pawn but blacks next stops all this so Qc2 looks wrong 9...Ne4 10.Bb2 Bb7 11.e3 Nd7 12.Rad1 Qe7 13.Ne2 Rac8 14.Nd2 Ba6!

white has been fiddling a lot and after this black must be just clearly better 15.f3 Nxd2 16.Rxd2 dxc4?! [16...c5! 17.Ba3 cxd4 18.Bxd6 Qxd6 19.Rxd4 b5 must be good for black but I felt the game move gave me a safe edge] 17.bxc4 Bb4 18.Rdd1 c5 19.d5!? an interesting pawn sac the alternative [19.a3 Ba5 20.f4 Nf6 looks very uncomfotable] 19...exd5 20.Rxd5 Qxe3+ 21.Kh1 Nf6 22.Re5? [22.Rd3 Qe6 23.Rc1 Rfe8ยต] 22...Qd2 23.Qb3 Rcd8 24.Nf4 Rfe8 25.Rxe8+ Nxe8 [25...Rxe8? 26.Bxf6 gxf6?? 27.Qa4 would be a touch embarrassing] 26.Nd5 Rxd5 27.cxd5 Bxf1 28.Bxf1 Nd6! 29.a3 Qf2 30.Bd3 Qxf3+ 31.Kg1 Bd2 32.h3 Be3+ 0-1