(1) Lowinger - Eydelman [B23]

1.e4 d6 2.f4!?
Lowinger is going for the kill !

2...c5 3.Nc3 g6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Qxd4 Nf6 6.e5
there's an old saying in chess that pawns don't move backward. White stakes everything on his attack!

6...Nc6 7.Bb5 dxe5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nf3!?
a theoretical novelty, favoring development over material. Could Lowinger be drunk on all those 19th Century games he reviews in camp!?!

9...exf4 10.Bxf4 Be6 11.0-0-0+ Kc8 12.Ng5!
White finds the correct plan, nabbing the two bishops in an open skirmish and saddling black with pawn weaknesses.

12...Bg7 13.Nxe6 fxe6 14.Bc4?!
Paul Morphy turns in his grave. Rhe1, developing his final piece, was simple and correct.

this pawn creates space for black and shields him from white's dark-squared bishop.

15.Bg3 Rd8 16.Be6+ Kc7 17.Rde1
White shuns trading. He needs his pieces for the intended assault.

17...Nh5 18.Bf2 Nd4 19.Bc4 a6?!
black is concerned with tactics involving Nb5+, but the knight has another vista.

20.Nd5+ Kd6 21.Nb6 Rab8 22.c3
removing the pesky knight which keeps the white pieces at arm's length of the king.

22...Nc6 23.b4 e4 24.Rxe4 Bxc3?
in time pressure and under palpable pressure at the board, Eydelman commits a tactical oversight.

25.Rd1+ Kc7 26.Nd5+ Rxd5 27.Bxd5 Nf6 28.Bxc6 Nxe4 29.Bxe4 Bxb4 30.Bg3+ Bd6 31.Bxd6+ exd6 32.Rf1
the rook penetrates with deadly effect

32...Rd8 33.Rf7+ Kb6 34.Rxb7+ Kc5 35.Bf3 h5 36.Rc7+ Kd4 37.Rc6 d5 38.Rxg6
and black graciously resigned. 1-0