After a first win at home, Ueli accepts the revenge over the Net. As a matter of fact, correspondance matches leave the time for prejudices about opponent moves to take a firm place in mind. Therefore, unexpected moves in correspondance chess can be very surprising! And Ueli has already shown in the past how unexpected to me his moves can be ...
1. Nf3 d5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. d4 g6 4. Ne5 Bg7 5. f3 b6 6. e4 Bb7 7. Bb5+ c6 8. Ba4 O-O 9. exd5 cxd5 10. Bg5 Nfd7 11. Qe2 f6 12. Nxd7 Nxd7 13. Qe6+ ? First questionable move. About to run out of time, white played fast to avoid the complex 13..e5 line. Still, the line variations do not loose any advantage to black and are perfectly strong for white.
13... Rf7 14. Bh4 Nf8 15. Qe3 g5 16. Bf2 e6 17. h4 Rc8 18. O-O-O Bh6 19. hxg5 Bxg5 20. f4 ! While 18... Bh6? came as a surprise for white, this move saves the game while gaining serious material advantage. From here, the game is a theoretical win for white. But white still has to maneuver right in order to confirm the win.
20... Bxf4 21. Qxf4 Ng6 22. Qh2 Bc6 23. Bg3 Qd7 24. Bxc6 Rxc6 25. Ne2 Rg7 26. Rd3 ! In difficulty, black stood a firm defense. But with this brilliant move 26.Rd3!, white clearly deserves victory. However, nothing in a chess game is ever made until the king is mate.
26... e5 27. dxe5 fxe5 28. Bxe5 ?? A serious blunder for white. With the brave and efficient 26..e5, black seems to have managed a surprise effect that now proves to have saved the game. Nevertheless, 28.Rc3 was the right move for white to win.
28... Re7 29. Nf4 Nxe5 30. Rxd5 Qc7 31. c3 Rxc3+ 32. bxc3 Qxc3+ ! expediates the draw, ending the uninterrupted white domination, as well as the game into an unhoped draw for black! Accumulated result between the players is 0,5 - 1,5.