The Fischer Defence, I had briefly gone over this opening in the OCB (pink cover) but didn’t remember everything or the exact moves.
4. d4 g5 5. Bc4 Bg7 6. O-O Nc6 7. c3 Bg4
I wanted to develop my knight but that dropped the g5 pawn and I didn’t want to waste a move playing h6(7...h6 8.h4).
8. Qe1 Bxf3 9. Rxf3 Nge7 10. g3 Ng6 11. gxf4 Nxf4 12. Qg3 Bh6 (if 12.Bxf4,gxf413.Rxf4,Qg5+) 13. Qg4 Qd7 I figured I would have a worse but playable endgame. 14. Qxd7+ Kxd7 15. Bxf4 gxf4 16. Bxf7 Ne7 (to stop 17.Bd5 which is kind of annoying) 17. Nd2 Rhf8 18. Bb3 Ng6? 19. Rh3 Bg5 20. Rxh7+ Be7 21. Nf3 Rh8 22. Rg7 Rh6
I wanted to play (22…Nh4) but he has moves like (23Ng5,Rf8, 24.Be6+,Ke8,25.Nf7,Rh5,26.Rf1)
23. Rf1 Rah8 24. e5 dxe5 25. dxe5 Nh4
I was hoping for (25.Nd4,c5 26.Nc2,Nf5 27.Rf7,Ne3 when the h2 pawn falls)
26. Ng5 Nf5 27. Rf7 Ne3 28. R1xf4 Rxh2 29. Be6+ Kc6 30. Nh3 Rg2+ (30.Nh3 is forced) 31. Kh1 Bg5 32. Rc4+ Kb6 33. Rcxc7 Bf4 34. Rxb7+ Ka5(Ka6) 35. b4+ Ka4 36. Bb3+?? Ka3 After the game Jim told me he thought 36.Bb3+ was mate ”I checkmated him but he just kept moving”-Jim