Mark Willey Games

(1) Willey - Carey 1300
Capablanca CC DC (3), 1977
[Junior 7 (10s)]

C44: Ponziani Opening and Scotch Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 d6 4.d4 Bg4 last book move 5.Be2 Bxf3 6.Bxf3 exd4 7.cxd4 Qf6 8.Be3 0-0-0 9.Nc3 Nge7 10.d5 White gets the initiative 10...Ne5 11.Bxa7 Nxf3+ 12.gxf3 [12.Qxf3?! Qxf3 13.gxf3 b6= ] 12...b6 13.a4 Kb7 14.a5 Kxa7 15.axb6+ Kxb6 16.Qb3+ Kc5 17.Na4+ [17.Na4+ Kd4 18.Qc3# ] 1-0

(2) Willey - Bragi 1900
IMF DC (1), 06.1977
[Junior 7 (5s)]

B18: Classical Caro-Kann: 4...Bf5 sidelines 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.Nf3 Nd7 7.Be3 last book move 7...Ngf6 8.Bd3 Bxd3 9.Qxd3 e6 10.0-0 Bd6 11.Rad1 Qc7 12.Rfe1 h5 13.Bg5 0-0-0 14.Ne4 Be7 15.c4 c5 16.Qa3 Kb8 17.Bh4 White gets deadly initiative 17...Ka8 18.dxc5 Nxc5 19.Nxc5 Bxc5 20.b4 Bd6 21.c5 Be7 22.Bg3 Qc8 23.Rc1 Rd5 24.Re3 Do you see the mate threat? 24...Ng4 25.Qxa7+!! Demolition of pawn structure 25...Kxa7 Decoy theme: a7 26.Ra3# The nicest combinations are those leading to mate 1-0

(3) Willey - Soltis
CC Summer Seattle (1), 20.06.1978
[Junior 7 (5s)]

C11: French: Classical System: 4 e5 and 4 Bg5 dxe4 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 c5 last book move 5.e5 White gets more space [5.exd5 exd5 6.Qf3+/= ] 5...cxd4 6.exf6 [6.Qxd4?! Nc6 7.Qa4 h6= ] 6...dxc3 7.fxg7 Qxg5 8.gxh8Q [8.gxh8R?! Qe5+ 9.Ne2 Qxh8 10.Nxc3 Bd7+/= ; Inferior is 8.gxh8N cxb2 9.Bb5+ Bd7 10.Bxd7+ Nxd7-/+ (10...Kxd7?! 11.Rb1= ) ] 8...h6 1-0

(4) Dudke 1850 - Willey
Bankers League Summer NY, 1983
[Junior 7 (5s)]

B33: Sicilian: Pelikan and Sveshnikov Variations 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Nf3 Bb4 7.Bd2 last book move 7...Bxc3 8.Bxc3 Nxe4 9.Bxe5 Nxe5 10.Nxe5 Qa5+ 11.c3 Qxe5 12.Bd3 Nxc3+ [12...Nxc3+ 13.Kd2 Nxd1-+ ] 0-1

(5) Willey - Wugman 1850
Bankers League Summer NY, 1983
[Junior 7 (5s)]

A31: Symmetrical English: 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 d4 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 d5 4.dxc5 Nc6 last book move 5.Bg5 [5.cxd5 Qxd5 6.Qxd5 Nxd5+/= ] 5...Ne4 6.cxd5 White fights for the Initiative 6...Nxg5 7.Nxg5 [Worse is 7.dxc6 Nxf3+ 8.exf3 Qxd1+ 9.Kxd1 bxc6=/+ ] 7...Qa5+ 8.Nc3 Qxc5 9.dxc6 Qxg5 10.cxb7 Bxb7 11.Qa4+ Kd8 12.Rd1+ [12.Rd1+ Kc7 13.Qd7+ Kb8 14.Qd8+ Bc8 15.Nd5+- ] 1-0

(6) Willey 94 - Strator 101
Dortmund FRG (11), 1989
[Junior 7 (5s)]

A41: 1 d4 d6: Tartakower System and Modern Defence 1.c4 g6 2.Nc3 Bg7 3.d4 d6 4.g3 Nd7 5.Bg2 e5 6.Nf3 Ne7 7.0-0 0-0 8.Qd2 c6 last book move 9.Rd1 Qc7 10.b3 Nf6 11.Ba3 White terminates the opponent with strong threats 11...Re8 12.dxe5 dxe5 13.Bd6 Qa5 14.Bxe5 [14.Bxe7 Rxe7 15.Nd5 Qxd2 16.Nxe7+ Kf8 17.Nxg6+ fxg6 18.Nxd2 Bg4+/- ] 14...Bg4 15.Bxf6 Bxf6 16.Nd5! Discovered attack [16.Nd5 Bc3 17.Qxc3 Qxc3 18.Nxc3 Bxf3 19.Bxf3+- ] 1-0

(7) Metelski - Willey
Police Poland (1), 01.08.1989
[Junior 7 (5s)]

A21: English Opening: 1...e5 2 Nc3 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 d6 3.g3 f5 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.e4 last book move 5...fxe4 Black fights for the Initiative 6.Nxe4 Nc6 7.Ne2 Bg4 8.f3 Be6 9.b3 d5 10.Nxf6+ gxf6 11.cxd5 Qxd5 12.0-0 Bc5+ 13.Kh1 0-0-0 14.f4 h5 15.f5 Bf7 16.Ba3 h4 Threatening mate... how? 17.Nc3 hxg3 [17...hxg3 18.Qh5 Rxh5 19.d4 Rxh2+ 20.Kg1 Qxg2# ] 0-1

(8) Willey - Djonev 2300 Bul
Thessaloniki GRC (1), 11.1988
[Junior 7 (5s)]

A29: English Opening: Four Knights Variation with 4 g3 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 Be6 7.0-0 Be7 8.d4 exd4 9.Nxd4 Nxd4 10.Qxd4 Nxc3 11.Qxc3 last book move 11...Bf6 12.Qb4 White gets the initiative 12...Qe7 13.Qxb7 0-0 14.Qa6 Rab8 15.Qxa7 Rb4 16.Be3 Qd7 17.Rad1 Qb5 18.b3 Rb8 19.Bc5 Rg4 20.Bf3 [>=20.Bc6! and White has prevailed 20...Rb7 21.Bxb7+- ] 20...Rg6 21.Bc6! it's best to give back material [21.Bc6 Qxc5 22.Qxc5+- ] 1-0

(9) Willey - Sowizdrzl 2275
Rewel POL (3), 1990
[Junior 7 (5s)]

A67: Modern Benoni: Taimanov Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg7 8.Bb5+ Nfd7 9.a4 0-0 10.Nf3 Na6 11.0-0 Nc7 12.Bd3 a6 13.Qc2 last book move 13...Rb8 14.a5 b5 15.axb6 Rxb6 [15...Nxb6 16.b3= ] 16.Bd2 Rb8 17.Rae1 White prepares e5 17...Re8 18.e5 White plans f5 18...dxe5 19.f5 Nb5 20.fxg6 hxg6 21.Nxb5 axb5 22.Ng5 c4 Black gains space 23.Be4 Rf8 24.Kh1 Bf6? [>=24...Qe7= was a good chance to save the game] 25.Bxg6 Bxg5 26.Bxf7+ Kh8 [26...Rxf7 27.Rxf7 Nf8 28.Ref1 Bg4 29.Bb4 Bh5 30.Rxf8+ Kg7 31.Rxd8 Rxd8 32.Qf5 Kh6 33.h4 Bf4 34.Rxf4 exf4 35.Qg5+ Kh7 36.Qxh5+ Kg7 37.Qg5+ Kh7 38.Bc3 Rd7 39.h5 ] 27.Bxg5 Qxg5 28.Rf5 Qg4 29.Rh5+ Qxh5 30.Bxh5 Rb6 31.Bf3 Bb7 32.Re4 Rh6 33.Qd2 Rff6 34.Rg4 Rh7 35.h3 Rg7 [35...Rf8 36.Be4 Nf6 37.Qf2+- ] 36.Qa5 Rxg4 [36...Rgf7 cannot change destiny 37.Qc7 Ba6 38.Rh4+ Kg8 39.d6+- ] 37.Bxg4 Nb6 [37...Nf8 does not help much 38.Qxb5 Ba6 39.Qe8+- ] 38.Qxb5 Bxd5 39.Qe8+ Kh7 40.Qxe5 Rf1+ 41.Kh2 Rf2 [41...Bf7+- the last chance for counterplay] 42.Bf5+ 1-0 Willey-Sowizdrzl 2275/POL 1990/[Junior 7 (5s)] [42.Bf5+ Rxf5 43.Qxf5+ Kg7 44.Qe5+ Kh6 45.Qf6+ Kh7 46.h4+- ] 1-0

(10) Willey - Marvsak
Bratislava CS (7), 1991
[Junior 7 (5s)]

A67: Modern Benoni: Taimanov Variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg7 8.Bb5+ Nfd7 9.a4 0-0 10.Nf3 Re8 11.Qc2 last book move 11...a6 12.Bd3 b6 13.0-0 Ra7 14.Bd2 Nf6 15.h3 White intends e5. Prevents intrusion on g4 15...Nbd7 16.Rae1 White plans e5 16...c4 17.Bxc4 White gets the initiative. 17...Rc7 18.Ba2 Nc5 19.e5 This push gains space 19...Bf5 20.Qd1 Nfe4 21.Nxe4 Bxe4 22.Ng5 [22.b4 Bxf3 23.Rxf3 Nb7+- ] 22...Bd3 23.Rf3 [23.exd6 Rxe1 24.Rxe1 (24.Bxe1?! Qxd6 25.Rf3 Re7= ; 24.Qxe1?! Qxd6 25.Qe8+ Qf8+/- ; 24.dxc7?! Rxf1+ 25.Qxf1 Qxc7+/- ) 24...Qxd6 25.Re8+ Bf8 26.b4+- ] 23...dxe5 24.d6! Clearance to allow a2-f7 24...Qxd6 25.Nxf7 Rxf7 26.fxe5 [>=26.Bxf7+!? keeps an even firmer grip 26...Kh8 27.Bxe8 e4+- ] 26...Rxe5 27.Rxf7 Kh8 28.Bc3 Ne4 29.Rxe4! Theme: Clearance for d1-e1 [29.Rxe4 Qc5+ 30.Kh2 Qxc3 31.bxc3 Rxe4 32.Qxd3 Be5+ 33.g3 Rd4 34.Qe2 Kg8 35.cxd4 h5 36.Ra7+ Kf8 37.Qf1+ Ke8 38.Qf7+ Kd8 39.Qg8# ] 1-0

(11) Willey - Ross 2104
Marshall CC vs Manhattan CC NYC (4), 1986
[Junior 7 (5s)]

A25: English Opening vs King's Indian with ...Nc6 but without early d3 1.c4 Nc6 2.Nc3 e5 3.d3 d6 4.Nf3 f5 5.g3 Nf6 6.Bg2 Be6 last book move 7.d4 e4 8.Ng5 Bd7 9.f3 h6 10.Nh3 exf3 11.Bxf3 g5 12.Bg2 [12.0-0 Bg7= ] 12...Qe7 13.0-0 [13.Nd5 Nxd5 14.cxd5 Nd8= ] 13...0-0-0 14.b4 Re8 15.b5 White wins space 15...Nd8 16.Qa4 Kb8 17.Nf2 Bg7 18.e3 h5 19.Nd3 c6 20.Rb1 White fights for the Initiative 20...Ne4 21.Nxe4 fxe4 22.Nb4 cxb5 23.cxb5 Ref8 24.Nc6+ Bxc6 25.bxc6 Rxf1+ 26.Kxf1 [26.Bxf1 b6+/- ] 26...Rf8+ 27.Kg1 b6 The passed pawn on c6 quickly leads to threats 28.Ba3 Bh6 29.Rc1 Ne6 30.Qa6 [>=30.c7+ and White has it in the bag 30...Nxc7 31.Qc6+- ] 30...g4 31.Bxd6+!! Demolishes the pawn shield [31.Bxd6+ Ka8 32.Bxe7 Bxe3+ 33.Kh1 Rb8 34.c7 Nc5 35.dxc5 bxc5 36.Bxe4+ Rb7 37.Bxb7# ] 1-0

(12) Willey - Rosenback 2240
AM Team NJ (3), 1987
[Junior 7 (5s)]

A36: Symmetrical English vs ...g6: 4 Bg2 Bg7 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 c5 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.e4 Nc6 6.Nge2 0-0 7.0-0 d6 8.d3 a6 9.Rb1 Rb8 10.f4 last book move 10...Ne8 11.f5 White gains space 11...Nd4 12.Nxd4 cxd4 13.Ne2 b5 14.g4 [14.cxb5 axb5 15.Ra1 Nf6+/= ] 14...Nf6 15.g5 Nd7 16.cxb5 Rxb5 17.Kh1 Qb6 18.Nf4 Bb7 19.Nd5 Bxd5 20.exd5 Qc5 21.Bd2 Rb7 22.b4 Qb5 23.Qe2 Be5 24.Be4 Rc7 25.Rbc1 White is in command 25...Rxc1 26.Rxc1 Nb6 27.Qf3 [>=27.Qf2= ] 27...e6 28.dxe6 d5 29.e7 Re8 30.fxg6 fxg6 31.Rf1 Bg7 32.Qf7+ Kh8 33.Bxg6! Demolition of pawn structure 33...hxg6 34.Rf4 [34.Rf4 a5 35.Rh4+ Bh6 36.Rxh6# ] 1-0

(13) Willey - Young 2150
MCC NYC (4), 1985
[Junior 7 (5s)]

A26: English Opening vs King's Indian with ...Nc6 and d3 1.c4 d6 2.Nc3 e5 3.Nf3 f5 4.d3 Nf6 5.g3 g6 6.Bg2 Bg7 7.Rb1 a5 8.a3 0-0 9.0-0 Nc6 10.b4 Nh5 last book move 11.Qb3 [11.Bg5 Qd7 12.b5 Ne7= ] 11...h6 12.c5+ White gets more space 12...Kh7 13.b5 Ne7 14.cxd6 cxd6 15.a4 f4 16.Ba3 fxg3 17.hxg3 Bf5 18.Nh4 [18.Ne4 Bxe4 19.dxe4 Qb6+/- ] 18...Bc8 19.Ne4 White gets the initiative 19...g5 20.Nf3 [20.Nxd6 gxh4 21.Be4+ Ng6 22.Nxc8 Qxc8 23.Bxf8 Qxf8 24.Bxb7 Rd8+/- ] 20...Nf5 21.g4 Nf4 22.gxf5 Nxe2+ 23.Kh1 g4 24.Nh2 Qh4 25.Ng3 [25.Nxd6?! g3 26.fxg3 Nxg3+ 27.Kg1 Ne2+ 28.Kh1 Ng3+ 29.Kg1 Ne2+ 30.Kh1 Ng3+= ] 25...Nxg3+ 26.fxg3 Qxg3 27.Bxd6 Qh4 28.Qc4 [28.Bxf8?! is no comparison 28...g3 29.Bh3 Qxh3+/= ] 28...Rd8 29.f6! Clearance to allow f1-f6 29...Rxd6 [29...Qxf6 30.Rxf6 ] 30.Be4+ Kh8 31.fxg7+ Kxg7 32.Qf7+ [32.Qf7+ Kh8 33.Qf8# ] 1-0

(14) Willey - McCarthy 2275
Goichburg Penta Tournament NYC (6), 1985
[Junior 7 (5s)]

A34: Symmetrical English: 2 Nc3, lines with ...d5 1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 b6 3.Nf3 Bb7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 last book move 5...Nd7 6.d4 cxd4 7.Qxd4 [7.Nxd4 Qc8+/= ] 7...e6 8.0-0 a6 9.Bg5 Qc7 10.Rad1 Ngf6 11.Rfe1 [11.Bd2 Be7+/= ] 11...Be7 12.Kh1 0-0 13.Bh4 Rfe8 14.Bg3 Pawn d6, live or die! 14...e5 15.Qe3 Nc5 e4 seems the pivot of the position 16.Nd2 Ne6 17.Nb3 Bf8 18.Bh4 [18.Nd5 Nxd5 19.exd5 Nc5+/= ] 18...Be7 19.f3 Controls g4 [19.Bxf6 Bxf6 20.Qd3 Bh4+/= ] 19...Nf4 20.Bf2 Nd7 21.Bf1 Ne6 22.Nd5 Now all is on b6 22...Bxd5 23.Rxd5 A beautiful square! [23.exd5 Nf4+/= ] 23...Bg5 24.Qc3 Ndc5 25.Red1 Red8 26.g3 Secures f4 26...Qc6 27.h4 White gets in control 27...Bh6 28.Re1 Na4 29.Qc2 b5 30.Na5 Qc7 31.b4 Nb6 32.Bxb6 Qxb6 33.cxb5 Nc7 34.Nc4 Qb8 35.Rxd6 axb5 36.Rxd8+ Qxd8 37.Nxe5 Qd6 38.f4 Qxb4 39.Rb1 Qa5 40.Rc1 Ne6 41.Qc6 g6 42.Nxf7! Demolishes the pawn shield [42.Bxb5?! Nd4 43.Qd5 Nxb5 44.Nxf7 Kg7+/= ] 42...Kxf7 Decoy to f7 43.Qd7+ Kf6 44.e5+ Kf5 45.Qd3+ Kg4 46.Qe2+ Kxg3 47.Qe3+ Kg4 48.Be2+ Kf5 49.Bd3+ Kg4 50.Rg1+ Kxh4 51.Qg3+ [51.Qg3+ Kh5 52.Be2# ; 51.Qf2+ Kh3 52.Bf1# ] 1-0

(15) Ritter 2288 - Willey
World Open Philly (5), 1985
[Junior 7 (5s)]

D11: Slav Defence: 3 Nf3 sidelines and 3...Nf6 4 e3 Bg4 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nbd2 Bf5 4.c4 c6 5.e3 e6 6.Be2 Nbd7 last book move 7.Nh4 Bg6 8.0-0 Ne4 9.Nxg6 hxg6 10.g3 Nxd2 11.Bxd2 Nf6 12.cxd5 exd5 [Instead of 12...cxd5 13.Qa4+ Nd7 14.h4+/- ] 13.Bf3 Bd6 14.b4 Qd7 15.Bg2 Ng4 [15...Ne4 16.Rc1= ] 16.h3 Nf6 17.Be1 Rxh3 18.Bxh3 Qxh3 19.Qf3 0-0-0 20.Qh1 Qf5 [20...Qxh1+ 21.Kxh1 Re8 22.Rc1= ] 21.f3 Qd3 22.Bf2 Bxb4 23.Rab1 a5 24.Kg2 Qc2 25.Rfc1 Qxa2 26.Qd1 Qd2 27.Qa4 Kd7 Black gets deadly initiative 28.Rc2 Qd3 29.Qa2 Rh8 30.Rb3 Qf5 The mate threat is Qh3 31.g4 Nxg4 32.fxg4 Qe4+ 33.Kf1 Qf3 [33...Qf3 34.e4 Rh1# ] 0-1

(16) Willey - Noren
Hex Detroit (2), 10.04.1982
[Junior 7 (5s)]

A22: English Opening: 1...e5 2 Nc3 Nf6 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Be7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.e3 d6 6.Nge2 Nbd7 last book move 7.b4 a5 8.b5 White wins space 8...Nb6 9.d3 Consolidates c4+e4 9...d5 10.cxd5 Nbxd5 11.Nxd5 Nxd5 12.Bb2 Bb4+ 13.Kf1 Re8 14.Rc1 Nf6 15.Qc2 Bd6 16.h3 Covers g4 16...Qd7 17.a4 Qf5 18.e4 Qg6 19.Bf3 h5 20.Nc3 h4 21.g4 Nh7 22.Nd5 Will c7 fall? 22...Ng5 23.Bg2 Ne6 24.Qe2 f6 25.Rc4 [25.Qc2!?+/= ] 25...b6 26.Bc1 Bb7 27.Be3 Bxd5 28.exd5 Nd8 29.Be4 Qf7 30.Qf3 g6 31.Rg1 White prepares the advance g5 31...Nb7 32.Bf5! a fitting end to a beautiful game 32...Kg7 [32...gxf5 33.gxf5+ Discovered attack] 33.g5 fxg5 34.Rxg5 Rf8 35.Rxg6+ [35.Rcg4 Rh8 36.Rxg6+ Kf8 37.Bh6+ Ke7 38.Re6+ Kd8 39.Bg5+ Be7 40.Rxe7 Qxe7 41.Bxe7+ Kxe7 42.Rg7+ Kf8 43.Qg2 Nd6 44.Qg5 Nxf5 45.Qf6+ Ke8 46.Qf7+ Kd8 47.Qd7# ] 35...Qxg6 36.Rg4 Qxg4 37.Qxg4+ [37.Bxg4? Rxf3 38.Bxf3 Rf8-+ ; 37.hxg4?! is not possible 37...Rh8+/- ] 37...Kh8 38.Qh5+ Kg7 39.Qg6+ Kh8 40.Qh7# 1-0

(17) Willey - Poschel 2307
Motor City Open Detroit (3), 11.1982
[Junior 7 (5s)]

D41: Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch with 5 cxd5 1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.d4 e6 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Bxd2+ 10.Qxd2 0-0 11.Bc4 Nc6 12.0-0 b6 13.Rfd1 Bb7 14.Ng5 last book move 14...Qf6 15.e5 White gains space 15...Qe7 16.Qf4 Na5 17.Bd3 h6 18.Ne4 Bxe4 19.Bxe4 [19.Qxe4 g6+/- ] 19...Rad8 20.Rd3 [20.Rac1 f5 21.exf6 Qxf6 22.Qxf6 gxf6+/= ] 20...Qg5 21.Qxg5 hxg5 22.d5 [22.g4 Nc4= ] 22...exd5 23.Bxd5 Rfe8 24.e6 fxe6 25.Bxe6+!? Demolition of pawn structure 25...Kh7 [25...Rxe6 A deflection 26.Rxd8+ ] 26.Rh3+ [26.Bd7 Rf8+/= ] 26...Kg6 27.Re1 Rd6 28.Rhe3 White gets kings attack 28...Red8 29.g4 Nb7 30.Bf5+ Kf6 31.Rf3 Threatening mate... how? 31...Kf7 32.Be4+ Rf6 33.Bxb7 Rd2 34.Rxf6+ Kxf6 35.Ra1 Ke5 36.a4 Kf4 37.h3 Rd3 38.Kg2 Ke5 39.Ba6 Rd4 40.a5 Rd6 41.axb6 axb6 42.Re1+ Kf6 43.Rc1 Ke5 44.Rb1 g6 45.Rb5+ Kf4 46.Bb7 Rf6 47.Rb4+ Ke5 48.Kg3 Rd6 49.Rb5+ Kf6 50.Rd5 Re6 51.f3 b5 52.Rxb5 Rd6 53.Be4 Ra6 54.Rc5 [54.Rc5 Rd6 55.Rc6 Rxc6 56.Bxc6+- ] 1-0

(18) Willey - Sitnik
Zagreb Open YU (6), 1989
[Junior 7 (5s)]

D53: Queen's Gambit Declined: 4 Bg5 Be7: Early deviations 1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 0-0 6.Qc2 h6 7.h4 last book move 7...c5 8.dxc5 Na6 9.cxd5 White gets strong initiative 9...exd5 10.Bxa6 bxa6 11.Rd1 Be6 12.Nge2 Qa5 13.Nd4 [>=13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.c6+/= ] 13...hxg5 14.hxg5 Ne4 15.Nc6 The mate threat is Nxe7 15...Qc7 16.Nxe4 Threatening mate... how? 16...f5 17.Nxe7+ [>=17.gxf6 seems even better 17...gxf6 18.Nc3+- ] 17...Qxe7 18.Nd6 Qxg5 19.Kf1 Rf6 20.Rd4 Rd8 21.Qa4 f4 22.exf4 Qg6 23.Qd1 Bg4 24.f3 Bd7 25.Rxd5 Qg3 26.Rdh5 Bb5+ 27.Kg1 Rdxd6 28.cxd6 Bd7 29.Qd5+ Re6 30.Rh8+ Kf7 31.Qf5+ Rf6 32.Qxd7+ Kg6 33.R1h6+! takes home the point 33...gxh6 34.Rg8+ A double attack [34.Rg8+ Kh5 35.Rxg3 Rxf4 36.Qh3+ Rh4 37.Qf5# ] 1-0

(19) Reprintov 2305 - Willey
Moscow Summer Open SU (7), 16.08.1991
[Junior 7 (10s)]

B20: Sicilian: Unusual White 2nd moves 1.e4 c5 2.b3 d6 3.Bb2 Nc6 4.f4 e6 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.Nc3 Be7 7.Qe2 last book move 7...0-0 8.0-0-0 a6 9.g4 b5 10.g5 This push gains space 10...Nd7 11.Qe3 b4 12.Ne2 e5 13.Bh3 Qc7 14.Ng3 Nb6 15.Bxc8 Rfxc8 16.d3 Covers c4 16...Nd4 17.h4 a5 18.f5 White wins space [Less advisable is 18.Bxd4 cxd4 (18...exd4?! 19.Qf2= ) 19.Qd2 a4-/+ ] 18...a4 19.f6 [19.Bxd4?? taking the knight will lose the game 19...cxd4 (19...exd4?! 20.Qf2= ) 20.Qf2 axb3-+ ; Worse is 19.Nxd4 cxd4 (19...exd4 20.Qf4= ) 20.Qd2 g6=/+ ] 19...Bf8 20.fxg7 [20.Bxd4?? White is doomed he takes the knight 20...cxd4 (20...exd4?! 21.Qf2=/+ ) 21.Nxd4 exd4-+ ; Weaker is 20.Nxd4 cxd4 21.Qf2 axb3 22.axb3 Ra2-/+ ] 20...Bxg7 21.Nh5 [21.h5 axb3 22.axb3 Nxb3+ 23.cxb3 c4 24.bxc4 Nxc4 25.dxc4 Qxc4+ 26.Kd2 Qc2+ 27.Ke1 Qxb2=/+ ] 21...axb3 22.axb3 [22.Nf6+ Kh8 23.axb3 c4 24.dxc4 Nxc2-/+ ] 22...Ra2 23.Nf6+ Kh8 24.Qf2 Qa7 25.Nxd4 cxd4 26.Qf5 The mate threat is Qxh7 26...Bxf6 27.Qxf6+ Kg8 28.Rdf1 Attacks the backward pawn on f7 [28.g6 hxg6 29.Rhg1 Qc7-/+ ] 28...Ra8 29.Bxd4?? [>=29.g6 was a good chance to save the game 29...hxg6 30.Rhg1-/+ ] 29...exd4 30.Qxd4 [30.Kd2 a last effort to resist the inevitable 30...Qc7 31.Qxd4 Qxc2+ 32.Ke3-+ ] 30...Rc8 31.Kd2 [31.Rh2 Ra1+ 32.Kd2 Rxf1 33.Rg2-+ ] 31...Rcxc2+ 32.Ke3 Nd5+ [32...Nd5+ 33.Kf3 Qxd4 34.Rhg1 Qe3+ 35.Kg4 Rh2 36.exd5 Qd4+ 37.Rf4 Rxh4+ 38.Kxh4 Qxf4+ 39.Kh3 Rh2# ] 0-1

(20) OConnel - Willey
Bankers Summer NYC, 1983
[Junior 7 (5s)]

D10: Slav Defence: 3 cxd5 (without early Nf3) and 3 Nc3 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Bf4 Nf6 6.e3 Bg4 7.Qb3 Qd7 last book move 8.Bb5 e6 9.Nge2 Be7 10.0-0 0-0 11.Ng3 a6 12.Bd3 b5 13.h3 Bh5 14.Nxh5 Nxh5 15.Bh2 f5 16.Rfc1 f4 17.Qd1 g6 18.e4 Nxd4 19.exd5 e5 20.Be4 The bishop likes it on e4 20...Bd6 21.Ne2 Nxe2+ 22.Qxe2 Nf6 23.f3 Secures e4+g4 [23.Rc6 Nxe4 24.Qxe4 Rfc8= ] 23...Rfc8 24.Kh1 Bc5 The isolani on d5 becomes a target 25.Bg1 Bxg1 26.Rxg1 Rc5 Increasing the pressure on the isolated pawn on d5 27.Rac1 Rac8 28.Rxc5 Rxc5 29.Rd1 Kf7 30.Qd3 Rc4 31.Rd2 [31.Qa3 Rd4 32.Rc1 Nxd5 33.Bxd5+ Rxd5 (33...Qxd5?? 34.Rc7+ Qd7 35.Rxd7+ Rxd7 36.Qxa6+- ) 34.Qxa6 Kg7= ] 31...Rd4 32.Qc3 Rxd2 33.Qxd2 Qd6 34.Kg1 Qc5+ 35.Kf1 [35.Kh2 b4=/+ ] 35...Ke7 36.b3 b4 37.Qe2 Nh5 38.Qxa6?? the position is going down the drain [>=38.Qc4 Ng3+ 39.Ke1 Qg1+ 40.Kd2 Qxg2+ 41.Kc1 Qg1+ 42.Kc2 Qf2+ 43.Kd1-/+ ] 38...Ng3+ 39.Ke1 Qc1+ 40.Kf2 Qd2+ [40...Qd2+ 41.Kg1 Qe1+ 42.Qf1 Qxf1+ 43.Kh2 Qh1# ] 0-1

(21) Paul Eggers 2131 - Willey 1813
Pitre II Seattle (1), 23.06.1979
[Junior 7 (5s)]

E76: King's Indian: Four Pawns Attack: Lines specific to 6 Nf3 move-order 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0-0 6.Bd3 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Nge2 exd5 9.cxd5 Re8 last book move 10.0-0 [10.Qb3 a6 11.a4 Ng4= ] 10...Qb6 11.Kh1 Bg4 12.h3 Bxe2 13.Qxe2 [Instead of 13.Bxe2 Nxe4 14.Nxe4 Rxe4=/+ ] 13...Nh5 14.Qf3 Nd7 15.a4 a6 16.a5 Qd8 17.Be3 Qh4 18.Ne2 Qe7 19.Bf2 Rab8 20.g4 Nhf6 e4 seems the pivot of the position 21.Ng3 h6 22.Rfe1 b5 23.axb6 Rxb6 24.Rxa6 Rxb2 25.Ra7 [25.Rb1 Reb8 26.Rxb2 Rxb2= ] 25...Nh7 26.Re2 White gets in control 26...Reb8 27.Be1 [>=27.Rxb2 is the best option White has 27...Rxb2 28.Nf1+/= ] 27...R2b3 28.Rc2 [>=28.e5!? Nxe5! A double attack 29.Rxe7 Nxf3 30.Bc4-/+ ] 28...Ne5 29.Rxe7 Nxf3 30.Bc4 Rb1 31.Ba2 Rxe1+ 32.Kg2 Nd4 33.Rd2 Bf8 34.Rc7 Nf6 35.e5 Ne8 36.Rd7 [36.Ra7 dxe5 37.fxe5 Rxe5-+ ] 36...dxe5 37.Kf2 [37.fxe5 is one last hope 37...Rxe5 38.Ra7-+ ] 37...exf4 38.Kxe1 Nf3+ 39.Kd1 Nxd2 40.Ne2 Ne4 41.Ke1 [41.Bc4 is no salvation 41...N8d6 42.Ba6 f3-+ ] 41...f3 42.Nf4 [42.Ng3 the only chance to get some counterplay 42...Nxg3 43.Kf2 Ne4+ 44.Kxf3-+ ] 42...Rb2 [42...Rb2 43.Kd1 Rxa2-+ ] 0-1

(22) Moscatelli 2165 - Willey
Bankers league NYC, 16.10.1985
[Junior 7 (5s)]

B85: Sicilian Scheveningen: 6 Be2 a6, lines with early Be3 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 d6 6.Be2 Nf6 7.0-0 Be7 8.Be3 0-0 9.f4 a6 10.Bf3 Qc7 11.Qe1 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 e5 13.Be3 exf4 last book move 14.Bxf4 Qb6+ 15.Kh1 Qxb2 16.e5 dxe5 17.Bxe5 Qxc2 18.Rc1 Qg6 19.Na4 Ba3 20.Rb1 Attacks the backward pawn on b7 20...Ng4 21.Bg3 Bf5 22.Rb6 Qg5 23.Bxb7 Rae8 24.Qa5 Ne3 25.Rf3 Nd5 The mate threat is Qc1 26.Rc6 Qe7 27.Bxa6 Be4 28.Rf2 Bb4 29.Qb5 Be1 30.Bd6 Qh4 31.Re2 Nf4 Threatening mate: Bg3 32.Rxe4 Bg3 [32...Rxe4?! 33.Bxf4 Qxf4 34.Qf1-+ ] 33.h3 Rxe4 34.Rc1 Nxh3! Discovered attack 35.Bxg3 [35.gxh3 Qxh3+ A beautiful mate combination] 35...Qxg3 36.Qb3 Re3 37.Qc4 Nf2+ 38.Kg1 Ng4 39.Bb7 Qf2+ [39...Qh2+ 40.Kf1 Qh1# ] 40.Kh1 Rh3+ Demolishes the pawn shield [40...Rh3+ 41.gxh3 Qh2# ] 0-1

(23) Willey - Yanoka 2365
Yalta SU (10), 1990

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 c5 5.d5 d6 6.Nc3 0-0 7.Nf3 Na6 8.0-0 Nc7 9.Re1 Rb8 10.a4 e5 11.dxe6 Bxe6 12.Bf4 Nfe8 13.Qd3 Na6 14.e4 Nb4 15.Qe2 Nc6 16.Rad1 Bg4 17.Qe3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 g5 19.Be3 Nd4 20.Qh5 Nc2 21.Bxg5 f6 22.e5!! Nxe1 23.Bd5+ Kh8 24.Rxe1 Qc7 25.exd6 Nxd6 26.Bf4 Rbd8 27.Nb5 Qa5 28.Re7 Nxb5 29.Bh6! Rg8 30.Qf7 Qe1+ 31.Rxe1 Bxh6 32.axb5 Rg7 33.Re8+ 1-0

(24) Willey - Waite 2016
NY Open NY (1), 04.04.1985
[Junior 7 (5s)]

D07: Queen's Gambit: Chigorin Defence 1.c4 Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.e3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Nf3 Be7 6.Be2 0-0 7.0-0 last book move 7...dxc4 8.Bxc4 Na5 9.Bd3 c5 10.Qc2 Nc6 11.Rd1 Nb4 12.Qe2 Nxd3 13.Rxd3 Qa5 14.Bd2?? White has let it slip away [>=14.e4= was much better] 14...c4 15.Nd5 Qxd5 16.Rc3 Ne4 17.Rxc4 Nxd2 18.Nxd2 Bd7 19.e4 Qa5 20.Rc3 Bb4 21.Nb3 Bxc3 22.Nxa5 Bxa5 23.h4 Rac8 24.Rd1 Rc7 25.Qh5 Bb6 26.Qg5 h6 27.Qf4 Rfc8 28.Rd3 Rc1+ 29.Kh2 Bc7 30.e5 White begins to deal mighty blows 30...Bd8 31.Rg3 Be7 32.Qxh6 Threatening mate: Qxg7 32...Bf8 33.h5 R1c4 34.Qf6 Do you see the mate threat? 34...Kh8 35.Qxf7 R4c7 36.h6 [36.h6 Bb5 37.hxg7+ Bxg7 38.Rh3+ Bh6 39.Rxh6# ] 1-0

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