New Zealand Chess Magazine, December 1979

North Shore Club Champs, by Wolfgang Leonhardt

Leonhardt, Wolfgang - Beach, David H North Shore CC Chp 1979

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.Nc3 Sound and unpretentious, stressing the development of pieces in preference to pawn manoeuvres  3...Nxc3 4.dxc3 d6 5.exd6 cxd6 6.Bd3 g6 7.Be3 Nc6 8.Qd2 Ne5 In vain Black tries to exchange his knight for a white bishop  9.Be2 Bf5 10.Nf3 Nxf3+ 11.Bxf3 Bg7 12.O-O-O ( If 12.Bxb7 Rb8 13.Bc6+ Bd7 14.Bxd7+ Qxd7 with good counterplay for Black ) 12...Qa5 13.Kb1 Rc8 14.Qd5!

Moves are clickable

14...Bxc3 15.g4 White's counterthrust is not without guile either as the black king is still in the centre   15...Rc5! 16.Qxb7 ( If now 16.Bxc5 then  16...Be6! winning. [Interactive edition editor: Not quite:  17.Bb4!! says the computer in 2018 and it is White who wins!] ) 16...Be6? Too ambitious, perhaps Black was hoping for  (16...Be6 17.b3 Qxa2+ 18.Kxa2 Ra5+ 19.Kb1 Ra1# ) 17.Bc6+ Kf8? 18.Bh6+ Notes by W Leonhardt. 1-0