(1) Lowinger - Ainsworth [A46]

Today my record against junior super-talents took a pummelling and first to bat was Mr. Ainsworth. Michael is only 13 years old, but he's over 2000 rating points mean!

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bg5 Be7 4.Nbd2 b6 5.e4 Bb7 6.Bd3 d5 7.Bxf6 Bxf6 8.e5 Be7 9.c3 c5 10.0-0 0-0 11.Qe2 Nd7 12.Ne1 Re8 13.f4 f5 14.Ba6 Bxa6 15.Qxa6 cxd4 16.cxd4 Qc8 17.Qa4 Qb7 18.Nd3 Rec8 19.Rac1 b5 20.Qa5 Bd8 21.Qb4 Qb6 22.Nc5
The position is about equal.

22...a5 23.Qc3 Qa7!
This is an extremely strong move, clearing b6 for the bishop. I thought I would have time to play a3 and b4 as it takes black 2 moves to activate the bishop and it takes me 2 moves to play a3-b4, but after my next came the bolt from the blue!

24.a3?? Nxc5!
and due to the dangers on the diagonal to the king, White is losing material by force.

25.dxc5 Rxc5 0-1