Other selected games

Other selected games, unannotated or with light comments

From way back...look out for my 26th move:

Levitt - Martin,A
Glasgow, 1989

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 0-0 5.f3 d6 6.Be3 e5 7.d5 Nh5 8.Qd2 Qh4+ 9.g3 Nxg3 10.Qf2 Nxf1 11.Qxh4 Nxe3 12.Ke2 Nxc4 13.Rc1 Na6 14.Nd1 Nb6 15.Ne3 Bd7 16.Nh3 f6 17.Nf2 Nc8 18.Nd3 c5 19.Qg3 Bh6 20.h4 Bb5 21.a4 Bxd3+ 22.Kxd3 Nb4+ 23.Ke2 f5 24.h5 Bxe3 25.hxg6 h6 26.Rxh6 Bxh6 27.Qh3 Kg7 28.Rh1 Bg5 29.Qh7+ Kf6 30.Qd7 Bh6 31.Rxh6

I can’t resist mentioning a couple of games against IM Ali Mortazavi, one from 1992 (White’s 19th is the start of a combination that leaves Black helpless at the end) and one from 1998. Sorry Ali!

Levitt - Mortazavi,A
London Lloyds Bank ; 1992

1.d4 d6 2.c4 e5 3.Nc3 Nd7 4.e4 g6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.Be2 Ngf6 7.0-0 0-0 8.Re1 c6 9.h3 exd4 10.Nxd4 Re8 11.Bf1 Nc5 12.Qc2 d5 13.cxd5 cxd5 14.e5 Nfe4 15.Nxe4 Nxe4 16.Bf4 g5 17.Bh2 f6 18.e6 Bxe6 19.Rxe4 dxe4 20.Nxe6 Rxe6 21.Bc4 Qb6 22.Qxe4 Rae8 23.Re1 Kf7 24.g4 Qc6 25.Qxc6 bxc6 26.Bd6

Mortazavi,A - Levitt
4NCL, 1998

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Qd2 Bg7 5.Bh6 0-0 6.h4?! c5 7.Bxg7 Kxg7 8.dxc5?! d4 9.0-0-0 Nc6 10.Nb5 Qd5! 11.Kb1 Ne4 12.Qe1 [12.Qf4 e5 13.Qf3 Nb4-+] 12...Be6

And finally, a smooth recent win against a strong player.

Hebden,M - Levitt
Leeds quickplay, 1998

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 b6 4.Bg5 Bb7 5.Nbd2 Be7 6.h4 d5 7.e3 Ne4 8.Bxe7 Qxe7 9.Ne5 Nxd2 10.Qxd2 f6 11.Nf3 e5 12.dxe5 fxe5 13.e4? dxe4 14.Ng5 h6 15.Bb5+ Nd7

[Also winning is 15...c6 16.Nxe4 cxb5 17.Nd6+ Kf8 18.Nxb7 Qxb7 19.Qd8+ Kf7 20.Qxh8 Qe4+ 21.Kf1 Nd7-+]

16.Qxd7+ Qxd7 17.Bxd7+ Kxd7 18.Nh3 Ke6 19.Ng1 Rad8 20.Ne2 Rd3 21.Nc1 Rd7 22.Nb3 Rhd8 23.Rh3 a5 24.a4 Ba6 25.Rc1 Bc4 26.Na1 Rd2 27.Re3 Rxb2 28.Rxe4 Ba6 29.f4 Kf5 30.Rxe5+ Kxf4 31.Re7 Rdd2 32.Rf7+ Ke5 33.c4 Rxg2 34.Kf1 Rh2 35.Kg1 Rbg2+ 36.Kf1 Bb7 37.Re1+ Kd6

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