This game shows the power of pawns if they are simply ignored. They can march down the field and force a checkmate in a surprising manner.
|1. d2-d4, d7-d5.|
|2. c2-c4, e7-e6.|
|3. Nb1-c3, c7-c5.||Black's response is the first irregularity in the Queen's Gambit Declined.|
|4. Ng1-f3, Nb8-c6.|
|5. Bc1-g5, Qd8-c7.|
|6. c4xd5, Nc6-d8.||Black's retreat was baffling. White was just breaking up the congestion.|
|7. e2-e4, Bf8-e7.||Again White expected Black to take back a pawn.|
|8. e4-e5, h7-h6.||White now decides to teach Black a lesson in not ignoring pawns.|
|9. Bg5xe7, Qc7xe7.|
|10. d5-d6, Qe7-f8.||A little pawn causes Black's powerful queen to cower in a corner!|
|11. Bf1-b5, Nd8-c6.||Time to develop some more pieces, in addition to the powerful pawns.|
|12. 0-0, Bc8-d7.||Now White's queen pawn is vulnerable, so time to attack with it.|
|13. d4xc5, a7-a6.|
|14. Bb5-a4, 0-0-0.||Now that we have both castles, it's time to move in for the kill.|
|15. Qd1-b3, f7-f6.||Finally Black gives his queen breathing room and fights those pawns.|
|16. Ba4xc6, b7xc6?||Taking with the bishop would have allowed his queen or rook to save him.|
|17. Qb3-b6! resign.||Black cannot prevent 18. Qb6-c7 mate. The power of pawns!|
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