DAmF versus Bishop

Another game not properly html-ed.

The verdict is that the DAmF may well be as strong as the bishop, but it is not pleasant to use.

Roytman-Betza, game was drawn.

White's Bishops are replaced by DAmF.

4. Ae3 was a mistake ("The dangers of the Pawnless advance"),
because it deprived White's center of the support of the e-Pawn.
No other mistake for either side is currently known;
the game was drawn after a long and bitter battle.

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Ad3 Nbd7 4. Ae3?! e6
    (picturesque Note: 4...b6 5. Ab5 a6??? (5...c6!))
5. Nbd2 c5 6. c3 b6
    (picturesque Note: 6. Ag5 Ne4; 6 c4 cd4 7 Nd4 e5 8..d4 9..e4)
7. Ab5 Qc7 8. Qa4 Bb7 9. Ne5 a6
    (note: 9. Ae5 Qc6 pin 10. Aa6 Q:a4 11 A:a4 b5)
    (note: 9. Ne5 N:e5 11. A:b7+ Nc6 12. Aa6)
10. A:d7 N:d7 11. Q:d7+ Q:d7
12. N:d7 K:d7 13. 0-0 Bd6 (j'adoube 14. Ae5 f6 15. A:g7 Bf8)
14. f3 Rhc8
    (note: 15. Ae5 f6 16. A:g7 Bf8 17. Ah8 Bg7)
15. Rac1 Bf4 16. Af2! Be3! 17. Rfd1 a5 18. Kf1 Ba6
    (Note: 19. Ke1 ~ 20 Ag3 c:d4 21 A:e3 d:e3 22 Nf1)
19. Ke1 f5 20. d:c5 b:c5 21. Ag3 Bf4 22. Kf2 Rab8
23. Rb1 Ke7
    (Note: 23. Ae3 d4)
24. Ah4 Bd6 25. f4 a4 26. b3 a:b3 27. a:b3 h6 28. Ra1 Ra8
29. Ra2 Bb7 30. Rda1 e5 31. Ra7 Ke6 32. e3 e4 33. h3 R:a7
34. R:a7 Rc7 35. g4 Bc8 36. Ra8
    (Note: 36. R:c7 B:c7 37. b4! draw d4!? the only try,
    idea 38 ed4 cd4 39 cd4 g5 40 gf5+ Kd5, still drawn)
Be7 37. Ag3 Bf6 38. c4 d4 39. e:d4 B:d4+
    (Note: ed4? 40 gf5+ K:f5 41 Ra5+ K:f4?? 42 Ah2 mate)
40. Ke2 g5 41. g:f5+ K:f5 42. f:g5 h:g5 43. Ah2 Ke5
    (Note: 43 Rb8 Kf4 44 Ag5 Kg5 45 Ne4+ Kf4 46 Nd2 Bh3 47 b4 Re7+!
     48 Kd1 Bc3 49 bc5 Rd7 50 Kc2! Bd2 51 c6 Bf5+! and wins;
     43 Rb8 Kf4 44 Ah2+ Kg3 45 Ne4+ Kh2 46 Ng5, Black "should win")
44. Rb8 B:h3 45. Re8+ Be6?!
    (Note: 45...Kf5 46. N:e4! (R:e4? Bc3) Be5!? 47 Ag3!;
     or 46...Bg4+!?, 46...Bg2!?, 46...Ra7 or Rh7!?)
46. Ag3+ Kf5 47. N:e4 K:e4 48. R:e6+ Kf5 49. Re8 Rb7
    (Note: 49. Rb6 Bc3 50 Ae3 Re7! 51 Kd3 forced Bb4 52 Rb5 Re5
        53 Ad4! g4! 54 A:b4 g3 55 Rb8 c:b4 and wins)
    (Note: 49. Rb6 Kg4 50. Ae3 Re8 51. ~ R:e3
                   50. Af2 Re8+ 51. Kf1 Rf8 52.~ R:f2
                   50. Ah2 Rh8 51. Af2 Rh2 52.~ R:f2
                   50. Ae1 Re8+ 51. Kf1? (Ke2!) Rf8+ 52. Kg2 Rf2+!
                   50. A:g5! K:g5 51. b4 draw)
50. Af2 Bf6 51. Rc8 R:b3 52. R:c5+ Ke4 53. Rc6 Re3+
54. Kf1 Rf3 55. Kg2 g4 56. c5 Be5 57. Ra6 Rg3+
58. Kf1 Rc3 59. c6 Rc2
    (Note: 59...g3? 60. Ae1 (threat A:g3 presumed draw) Rf3+ 61. Kg1!)
    (Note: 59...Kf3 60. Ae1 Rb3!?)
60. Ra4+ Kf5 61. Ae3 Bd6 62. Rd4 R:c6
    (Note: 62. Ad4 Bh2! 63. Af2 Bc7! (g3? 64 A:h2 65 Rh4 only draws)
        64. Ra6 Bd6! (threat Kf5-e4-f3) 65. Af2 g3 and wins complexly;
        I forget where, but there is a winning ending with R+B
        versus R in one of these lines.)
63. Ke2 Bf4 64. Kd3 Rh6
    (Note: 64. Ra4? Re6! 65. Ra5+ Kg6 66. Ra3 Kh5 67. Kf2 R:e3 ~ Kh4 wins).
    (Note: 64 Kd3 Rd6 65 Rd6 Bd6
        66 Ae1?! Kf4 67 Ke2 Bc5 67 Af2+ Kg3 68 Ae1+ Kg2 zugszwang,
            69 Ac3! draw anyway.
        66 Ke2! Kf4 67 Kf2! Bc7 68 Ae1 ... 69 Kg2 draw)
65. Rd5+ Ke6 66. Rd8 Rh3 67. Re8+ Kf7
    (Note: 67...Kd5 68 Re4? (Rd8+!) (or Ke2 - V.R.) Rf3! zugszwang, and not
        68...B:e3? 69 R:e3?? (R:g4!) g3!!)
68. Re4 Rf3 69. Ke2 Kf6?! 70 Ad4+ draw.

I got bit by the damn damf!

} Boy, am I glad this game is over!!!

Oh, yeah? I'm looking for triple digits here!
[...]
No, I won't make that j'adoube because Kg6 Re8 should do the trick.

It's fitting that it should end with a surprise attack from your
powerful DAmF, which looked a lot stronger the last ten moves than
it did before.

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