(1) Corcoran,Benjamin (1550) - Excalibur Kingmaster lll (1750) [D38]
Man vs. Machine (3), 10.07.2011
[Benjamin Corcoran]

73MB, Fritz9.ctg, DJMY4M91

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Bg5 Bb4+ 4.Nc3 0-0 5.Nf3
[5.e4 Really agressive but e3 is what I'm use to!]

5...d5 6.e3 Nc6 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Qc2 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 Be6 10.Bd3
Purpose of the Queen/Bishop battery on b1-h7 diagnal is to create a weakness by opening up the king!

10...h6 11.Bh4 g5 12.Bg3
I thought about Nxg5, hxg5, and Bxg5 but unsure if its worth it. Also Kg7 defends well to stop the attack. Their is enough weakness on the Black King that Bg3 makes sense!

12...Bg4 13.Ne5
Fritz: White is better 1.75

13...Nxe5 14.Bxe5
Black is just trading down when his position is weak. Starting to think about not castling at all and start a kingside attack with h3-g4-h4!

14...Re8 15.Rb1
With this move, I was looking for any advantage I could use. Making this move should help with weakening Blacks position more.

15...b6 16.h3
Starting my attack, little by little.

16...Be6 17.Bb5 Rf8
Everything else and Black position falls.

According to Fritz, I droped my lead down to 1.13

18...Nd7 19.Bg3 f5
Black will regret this move! Fritz doesn't like that move, +2.16

20.h4 a6 21.Bxd7
I have good chances in a big attack with the knight off the board. Willing to sac my pawn for an attack.

21...Bxd7 22.hxg5 hxg5
I'm sure Qxg5 is better. Fritz: White +3.79

23.Be5 Qc8
Black doesn't have a chance!

24.Qb3 Qb7 25.Qb4 Qc6 26.Rh8+ Kf7 27.Rh7+ Kg6 28.Rg7+ Kh6 29.Kd2
I treated this King as it was in the french defence. Just staying in the middle and defending itself!

29...Rf6 30.Qe7 Qxc3+ 31.Kxc3 Rc6+ 32.Kd2 Rc2+ 33.Kxc2 Ba4+ 34.Kd2 fxg4 35.Qxg5# 1-0