Mark Bethel, Halesowen
Greg Dyett, Droitwich St Johns

Worcester County League Division 1 (Board 3)
Droitwich, 17 March 2003

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 e6 5. Nf3 a6 6. Bc4 b5 7. Bb3 Bc5 8. O-O Ne7 9. Bg5 Bb7 10. Rc1 Qb6 11. Bf4 Looks odd but I did not want my black squared Bishop stranded after Ng6 which would force it back to d2 11... O-O 12. Qe2 d6 13. Rfd1 Rd8 14. Ng5 Now all my pieces are developed, I felt it a reasonable time to attack the king bearing in mind that my opponent has poor developement on the queen side and little protection for his King. Follow-up was either Qh5 or Nxf7 (as in the game) 14... h6 15. Nxf7 Kxf7 16. Qh5+ Kg8 17. Bxe6+ Kh7 18. Bxh6 Bxf2+ 19. Kh1 gxh6 20. Qf7+ Kh8 21. Qf6+ Kh7 22. Qxe7+ Kh8 23. Bf5 Kg8 24. Qh7+ Kf8 25. Be6 Rd7 26. Bxd7 Nxd7 27. Qxd7 Rd8 28. Qf5+ Qf5+ was not the best move. Qh7 was best keeping pressure on the King with the follow-up of Nd5 & Rc7 with mate not far away. The game from here was hectic and not accurate because of the fast time control but Black is completely Lost in this position. 28... Kg7 29. Nd5 Bxd5 30. Rxd5 Rf8 31. Qg4+ Kh8 32. Rf5 Rg8 33. Qh5 Qe3 34. Rf1 Be1 35. R5f3 Qd2 36. Qh3 Black overstepped the time control 1-0