5 members have voted
Regional duel at Malaysia.
Gary seemed well prepared and he got the advantage at around move 23 and never let it run away. Possible improvements for black? There are at least two, check the game:
[site “Kuala Lumpur MAS”]
[White “IM Lane, Gary W”]
[black “GM Chandler, Murray”]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.0-0 Nc6 8.Qg4 Nf6 9.Qxg7 Rg8 10.Qh6 Ne5 11.f3 b5 12.Nc3 Bb7 13.Qe3 Qc7 14.a3 Rg6 15.Ne2 Bd6 16.Nf4 Nxd3 17.cxd3 Bxf4 18.Qxf4 Qc2 19.Nd2 Qxd3 20.Rf2 d6 21.Nf1 e5 22.Qh4 Qb3 [22...Qd1!? Javier: A very interesting paralyzing move. 23.b4 (23.Rd2? Qxf3) 23...Rc8 24.Bb2 Qb3 Javier: And black has achieved something very important as he has prevented the white Bishop from getting to g5.;
22...Rc8 Javier: This is actually very amusing also. 23.Bg5 Rc2! Javier: Very imaginative. The point now is that if white takes the Rook on c2, then his Bishop on g5 will be pinned, as there will be a mate threat on g2. But taking the knight is met by the surprising: 24.Bxf6 Qd4! Javier: And it turns out that white can't defend his Bishop, as his queen is overloaded and the Bishop has nowhere to go. 25.Bh8 is met by 25...Rh6! 26.Qg3 Rg6 with a draw. ] 23.Bg5 Qe6 24.Rc1 Kd7 25.Rfc2 Ne8 26.Ng3 Rc8 27.Rxc8 Bxc8 28.Bd2 Bb7 29.Ba5 Qf6 30.Qxh7 d5 31.Qh3+ Qe6 32.Qh4 Qf6 33.Qxf6 Rxf6 34.exd5 Bxd5 35.Re1 Re6 36.Bc3 f6 37.Nf5 Nd6 38.Nxd6 Rxd6 39.h4 Ke6 40.Kf2 Rd7 41.g4 Bb7 42.Re3 Kf7 43.Kg3 Rd1 44.h5 Rg1+ 45.Kf2 Rd1 46.Kg2 Bc6 47.Kg3 Bb7 48.Kf2 Bc6 49.Ke2 Rh1 50.Kf2 Ra1 51.g5 Rh1 52.gxf6 Rxh5 53.Bxe5 Kg6 54.f4 Bd5 55.Rg3+ Kf5 56.Ke3 a5 57.Kd4 Bc4 58.Rg7 Rh8 59.Rg5+ Ke6 60.f5+ Kf7 61.Rg7+ Kf8 62.Bd6+ Ke8 63.Re7+ Kd8 64.Bc7+ Kc8 65.f7 Line