Eric Mattelson (USCF 1771) - Steve Ferrero (USCF 1886), USATE 2/17/2007
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nc3 d6 4.d4 fxe4 5.Nxe4 exd4
Ferrero avoids the complications following 5...d5 6.Nxe5 or 6.Neg5.
6.Qxd4 Nf6 7.Bg5 Be7 8.O-O-O O-O 9.Nxf6+
Another line, giving White a slight plus, is 9.Bc4+ Kh8 10.Nxf6 Nc6 11.Qe4 Bxf6 12.h4.
9...Bxf6 10.Bxf6 Qxf6 11.Bc4+ Be6 12.Rhe1 Bxc4 13.Qxc4+ Qf7 14.Qxf7+ Rxf7 15.Re8+ Rf8 16.Rde1 Nc6 17.Rxa8 Rxa8
Perhaps White has a tiny advantage in this position.
18.c3 h6 19.b4 a6 20.Kc2 Kf7 21.Kd3 b5 22.Nd4 Ne5+ 23.Kc2 g5 24.Rf1 Nc4 25.Re1 Ne5 26.Rf1 Re8 27.f4 gxf4 28.Rxf4+ Kg6 29.Kb3 h5 30.a4 c6
Now the position is equal. But, after White's next move, it is Black who stands slightly better.
31.Re4?! Rf8 32.Ne6 Rf2 33.Rd4?
Black has a clear advantage.