Chess Annotated Game Kings Gambit 1

As the title says this is an annotated chess game. The purpose of annotated games is the instruction for other people by watching another’s game with comments on what may have been better, or why something was done.
1. e2-e4 e7-e5
2. f2-f4
This starts a once very popular game. It is called the King’s Gambit, and the lines of this opening are very strict and quite often one bad move will lose the game.
2… B-c5
3. N-f3 d7-d6
4. N-c3 Nf6
5. B-c4 N-c6
6 d2-d3 B-g4
Black is now threatening N-d4 after which White will have weak Kingside pawn structure, meaning that the pawns will not be able to defend each other and because of this the King will be easy to attack on that side.
7. h2-h3 BxN
8. QxB N-d4
9. Q-g3 Q-e7
Although Black could have won the Rook via Nxc2 White would have had a good attack because 9… Kxc2 10. K-d1 NxR 11. Qxg7 R-f8 12. f4xe5 d6xe5 13. R-f1 B-e7 (if the Knight moves Bxf7+ and bad stuff will happen) 14. B-g5 N-h5 15. Bxf7+ K-d7 16. Qxe5 and in this position Black is simply lost because White threatens too much.
10. f4xe5
White’s Bishop was unable to enter the game.
10… d6xe5
11. K-d1
This may look strange, but it allows the Queen to stay in the game instead of defending a pawn.
11… c7-c5
Threatening 12… b7-b5 13. B-b3 NxB and then White’s Queenside pawns are weakened for a stronger endgame for Black.
12. a2-a4 R-g8
This may look like a good defending move, but in reality it is a major cause for the loss of the game, as we shall see. Even if this were not the case, the move was a waste, even if White had taken the pawn, he would have lost so much time that Black would have gotten a better position so guarding it is a waste of Black’s move.
13. R-f1 h7-h6
14. N-e7 0-0
15. NxN
Black’s Knight was his best piece so White needed to get rid of it.
15… BxN
16. c2-c3
Although this attacks the Bishop, the main reason is to start a pawn storm, using pawns in attack, against the Black King.
16… B-b6
17. a4-a5 B-c7
18. B-e3 K-b8
19. K-c2
Otherwise 19… Nxe4
19… K-a8
Black guards against B-g1 followed by Q-f2 threatening mate
20. R-f3 N-d5
If e4xd5 e5-e4 is very good for Black. Also, Black’s Knight had been pinned to guarding the f7 pawn.
21. B-g1
White threatens Q-f2 threatening both mate and winning the f7 pawn.
21… N-f4
22. Q-f2 B-b8
23. g2-g3 Nxh3
24. Rxf7 Q-d6
Normally when one is attacked, exchanging pieces, especially Queens, is a good idea, however White’s Rook is too well placed for Black to be able to do this.
25. Q-b6
If 25… a2Xb3 26. a5xb6+ B-a7 27. Rxa7+ K-b8 28. R(f7)xb7+ K-c8 29. B-a6 Threatening mate on R-a8 and White wins.
25… R-d7
26. B-c5 RxR
Now, the Rook being on g8 as a mistake is seen. Had White planned on winning in this way since move 12? Highly doubtful but if it makes you feel good inside to think it is possible go right ahead.
27. BxQ R-f2+
28. QxR
K-b3 would have won also, but this way simplifies the game much and White still ends up a piece.
28… NxQ
29. B-c5 resigns
If White had taken the Rook instead he is only ahead by the exchange so Black still has chances of not losing, this way he is ahead by a Bishop.
I hope the reader enjoyed this game, and learned a few things.