Round 3: Barber – Stokie

White: Geoff Barber
Black: Bill Stokie

1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.exd5 Nxd5 4.Bc4 e6 5.Nf3 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Be7 7.d4 Nd7 8.O-O Nf6
9.Ne5 O-O 10.Qf3 c6 11.Bd2 Nd7

Barber-Stoke

Position after 11 … Nd7

12.Nxf7
This wins material – but as Bill demonstrates, black is not without compensation.

Rxf7 13.Bxe6 Nf6 14.Bxf7+ Kxf7 15.Rab1 Qd5 16.Qxd5+ Nxd5 17.a4 Nb6 18.Ra1 Nc4 19.Be3 b6 20.Rfe1 Bf5 21.Re2 Rd8 22.Rae1 Bf6 23.h3 Re8 24.g4 Bd7 25.f4 Bh4 26.Bf2 Rxe2 27.Rxe2 Bxf2+ 28.Kxf2 Nb2 29.a5 Nc4 30.axb6 axb6 Draw Agreed.

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