(1) Arkell K - Wells JC [A38]
Norfolk Open R1, 23.04.2016
[LeMoir]



1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.g3 g6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.0-0 0-0 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Qa5 9.Nc2 d6 10.e4 Bd7
[10...Bg4 11.f3 Bd7 creates a weakness which Black might exploit later with possible checks on the g1-b8 diagonal, and/or the h7-h5-h4 advance.]

11.Bd2 Rac8 12.b3 Rfe8 13.Rc1 Qh5
This rather plays into Keith Arkell's hands as he is one of England's best endgame players. Maybe Jonathan was taunting him as, a few years ago, he drew an ending against the great man.

14.Qxh5 Nxh5 15.Ne3 Nf6 16.Rfd1 Ne5 17.h3 Nd3 18.Rb1 a6 19.a4 h6
Black is OK, but these two rook's pawn moves are typical of not knowing what to do. Next, Black falls for a tactic.

20.a5 Rc7? 21.Ned5! Nxd5 22.Nxd5 Rcc8 23.Bxh6
Discovering an attack on the knight at d3 to win a pawn.

23...Bxh6 24.Rxd3 Rc5 25.Nb6 Be6 26.Ra1 Bg7 27.Ra2 Rc7 28.h4 Kh7 29.Kh2 f5
Trying to exploit the two bishops, but very loosening.

30.Re2 Bf6?
Losing another pawn, this time through a pin.

31.exf5 Bxf5 32.Rxd6! exd6 33.Rxe8 Bc2 34.Nd5 Rf7 35.Nxf6+ Rxf6 36.Re7+ Kh8 37.f4 Bxb3 38.Bd5 1-0