|Cibator: OK .... it's now nearly three weeks on, and it's evident that the Wicker-Webb game referred to above is regarded as just too wild and woolly (or simply plain awful) to merit full admission to the database here. A view that I have to admit probably has some justification.|
So instead, we'll bring it in "by the back door".
White: K J Wicker
Black: R Webb
London League Division 1 match, 1978.
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.g4
The Mutkin Counter-Gambit.
4. ... Nxg4 5.cxb5 e5 6.dxe6 fxe6 7.Bg2 d5 8.Qa4? Qh4 9.Nh3?? Ne3!
Faced with playing either an ending a clear piece down, or a wild melee with only N for Q, White opts for the latter.
10.Bxe3 Qxa4 11.Nc3 Qb4 12.O-O Nd7 13.Nf4 Nf6 14.Nd3 Qh4?(Qa5!) 15.Bf4 Be7 16.Bg3 Qg5 17.e4 dxe4 18.Nxe4 Nxe4 19.Bxe4 Rb8 20.h4 Qg4 21.Bc6+ Kf8 22.Ne5 Qf5 23.Rfe1 Rb6? 24.Rad1 Qc2 25.Rd3 Bf6 26.Red1 g6 27.Ng4 Kf7?(Bd4!) 28.R1d2 Qb1+?(Qc1+!) 29.Kg2 Rf8 30.Nxf6 Kxf6 31.Rf3+
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Here the game was adjourned, under the League rules that applied at the time. It was agreed drawn without further play in view of the forced line:
31. ... Kg7 32.Be5+! Kg8 33.Rxf8+ Kxf8 34.Rd8+ Ke7 35.Re8+! Kf7 36.Rxc8 - with the threat of perpetual check unless Black plays 36. ... Rxc6 37.bxc6 Qe4+ 38.Kg1 Qxe5 39.c7!
Here, 39. ... Qe1+ 40.Kg2 Qe4+ 41.Kg1 Qb7 is a loss after 42.Rh8!
So Black has no option but 39. ... Ke7 40.Re8+ (or ... Kg7, Rg8+), leading to a drawish Q & P ending.