(1) Callis,Tracy (1942) - Holmes,Adam (2023) [E20]
The Asheboro Open XXI (3), 10.02.2007
[Fritz 9 (30s)]

E20: Nimzo-Indian: 4 g3 and 4 f3 ***************This game might best be described as a melee. I remember watching the game closely as the tournament director, down to the exciting conclusion. While not perfectly played, it is nonetheless riveting from start to finish.**********Tracy Callis passed away on August 6th, 2009, at the young age of forty. North Carolina mourns the loss of this Class A player and gentleman.**********Tom Hales, Editor

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.f3 d5 5.Bg5 c5
[5...h6 6.Bh4 0-0 7.e3 c5 8.a3 cxd4 9.axb4 dxc3 10.bxc3 b6 11.cxd5 exd5 12.Bd3 Re8 13.Ne2 Rxe3 14.0-0 Nbd7 15.Qd2 Re5 16.Nd4 Bb7 17.Bg3 Re8 18.Nb5 Ne5 19.Bxe5 Rxe5 20.Nxa7 Kishnev,S (2375)-Kudriashov,A (2390)/Barnaul 1988/TD/1/2-1/2 (58)]

6.e3 dxc4N
[6...cxd4 7.exd4 h6 8.Bh4 Qa5 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.cxd5 Qxd5 11.Kf2 Bxc3 12.bxc3 Nc6 13.Qb3 Na5 14.Bb5+ Bd7 15.Qxd5 exd5 16.Re1+ Kd8 17.Bxd7 Kxd7 18.Nh3 Rac8 19.Rc1 Rc4 20.Nf4 Kd6 21.Rhe1 Hajenius,W (2023)-Aerts,E (2150)/Westerlo 2004/EXT 2005/0-1 (46)]

7.Bxc4 Qa5 8.Nge2 cxd4 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.exd4
Black has the pair of bishops

10...Nd7 11.a3
White threatens to win material: a3xb4

11...Be7 12.f4 e5?
[>=12...Rg8!? would allow Black to play on 13.0-0 Qb6+/= ]

[13.0-0 0-0+- ]

13...Qc7 14.Qb3 0-0 15.Nd5 Qd6 16.Nec3 Bd8
[16...Nb6 17.Ne4 Qd8 18.dxe5 fxe5 19.0-0+/- ]

17.Ne4 Qb8 18.fxe5 fxe5 19.0-0 exd4
[19...Kh8 20.Qh3 b5+- ]

White has an active position. forfeits the advantage [>=20.Rae1!?+- ]

Black threatens to win material: Ne5xf3 [20...Kh8 21.Qd3 f5 22.Rff1+/= (22.Qxd4+ Qe5 23.Qc3 Qxc3 24.Nexc3 Ne5=/+ ) ]

[21.Nef6+ Bxf6 22.Nxf6+ Kg7+/- ]

[>=21...Kh8!? would keep Black in the game 22.Ndf6 Qc7+/= (22...Nxc4?? a terrible mistake 23.Qxc4 Bxf6 24.Nxf6+- ) ]

22.Ndf6++/- Kg7 23.Rf1 Qe5??
another bit of territory lost [>=23...Bxf6 24.Nxf6 Qe5+/- ]

24.Rg5+- Qe7
[24...Bxf6 25.Rxe5 Bxe5 26.Rxf7+ Rxf7 27.Bxf7 d3+- ]

25.Qd3 Bb6
[25...Qxf6 desperation 26.Nxf6 Bxf6+- ]

26.Rh5 Rh8
[26...h6 does not win a prize 27.Nd5 Qd8 28.Qd2+- ]

27.Nd5 Qd7
[27...Qd8 28.Nxb6 f5 29.Nxc8 Rxc8 30.Rhxf5 Rg8 31.Ng5 Rc7 32.Ne6+ Kh8 33.Nxd8 Rxd8 34.Rd5 Re8 35.Qxd4+ Rg7 36.Rd8 h6 37.Qxg7+ Kxg7 38.Rf7+ Kh8 39.Rxe8+ Nf8 40.Rexf8# ]

28.Nxb6 axb6
[28...Rd8 doesn't change anything anymore 29.Nxd7 Rxd7 30.Qxd4+ Kf8 31.Qxd7 Bxd7 32.Rxf7+ Ke8 33.Nf6+ Kd8 34.Rxd7+ Kc8 35.Rc5+ Kb8 36.Rd8# ]

29.Rxf7+ Qxf7 30.Qxd4+ Kf8
[30...Kg8 cannot change what is in store for ? 31.Bxf7+ Kf8 32.Bxg6 Kg8 33.Qd5+ Be6 34.Qxe6+ Kg7 35.Qf7# ]

31.Bxf7 Kxf7
[31...Be6 a fruitless try to alter the course of the game 32.Bxe6 Ne5 33.Qd6+ Kg7 34.Qe7+ Nf7 35.Qxf7# ]

32.Qf6+ Kg8
[32...Ke8 doesn't change the outcome of the game 33.Rd5 Ne7 34.Qxh8+ Kf7 35.Ng5+ Kg6 36.Qxh7+ Kf6 37.Qf7# ]

[33.Nd6 Be6 34.Qxe6+ Kg7 35.Qf7# ] 1-0