White: Mike Opaska
Black: Tyler Lelis
XXX, mmmm yyyy
Sicilian Defense, Morra Gambit

 1 e4    c5
 2 Nf3   Nc6
 3 d4    exd4
 4 c3    dxc3
 5 Nxc3  d6
 6 Bc4   e6

   The natural 6 ... Nf6 loses to 7 e5!  This well-known trap is the main
   reason that the Morra Gambit is worth a try.  If Black could play ... e5
   in one shot as in the main lines of the Sicilian, White would have nothing
   at all.

 7 O-O   Nf6
 8 Qe2   Be7
 9 Rd1   e5

   This is ugly, but it's the most realistic measure against the threat of
   10 e5.

10 Bg5?

   Either 10 h3 or 10 Be3 is plausible.

10 ...   Bg4
11 Be3

   Black threatened 11 ... Nd4.  Presumably White is now worse, since he is
   a whole tempo behind the main lines.  However, that's no reason to despair,
   if you are below the Grandmaster level.

11 ...   O-O
12 h3    Bxf3
13 Qxf3  a6
14 a4

   This doesn't make sense.  White is preventing ... b5, but with two bishops,
   he should be hoping for that move.  14 Rac1 was logical.

14 ...   Rc8
15 Bd5   Qd7
16 Bb6

   What was White thinking of?  He needed that bishop.

16 ...   Bd8
17 Bxd8  Rfxd8
18 Ba2   Nd4
19 Qd3   b5
20 Nd5   Nxd5
21 Bxd5  Rc2

   Ouch.  The end is near.

22 axb5  axb5
23 Qa3   Qe7
24 Qa7

   White seems oblivious to the danger around his king.

24 ...   Qf6
25 Rf1   h6
26 Qb6   Rdc8!
27 b3

   27 Ra7 is met by 27 ... Rxf2! as in the game.  Then 28 Rxf2 Rc1+ mates.

27 ...   Kh7
28 Ra8?

   If White saw this on the previous move, why did he miss it now?  But in
   any case his back was against the wall.

28 ...   Rxf2!
29 Re1   Rcc2
White Resigns