(1) Judy Gao - Mario Krstev
NZ Junior, 2008
[Tony Booth and Bill Forster]



1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 d5 3.e3 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Nh5 6.Bg3 Nxg3 7.hxg3 e6 8.Bd3 Bd6 9.Nbd2 h6 10.g4 Qb6 11.Rb1 Bd7 12.g5 0-0-0!?
An enterprising plan designed to make White pay a large price for her kingside weaknesses.

13.gxh6 gxh6 14.dxc5 Qxc5 15.Nb3 Qb6 16.Nbd4 Ne7 17.Nd2 e5 18.N4b3 Bc6 19.Qh5 f5!?
Another enterprising idea, black judges a pawn is a small price to pay for open lines given the opposite castling and his two bishops.

20.Bxf5+ Nxf5 21.Qxf5+ Kb8 22.Qf6 h5 23.Rg1 Rhf8 24.Qh6 Rh8 25.Qf6 Rhf8 26.Qg5 Bb5 27.Qxh5 Bd3 28.Rd1 Rf5 29.Qh6 Rdf8 30.f3?
Whoops, White cannot afford to weaken e3 like this, although grovelling in such a passive position is no fun.

30...R5f6 31.Qg5 Rg6 0-1