This win gave me a 20-0 shutout in the smashed crabs minitournament at gameknot.com. While I was favored to win this tournament, having the highest rating in this tournament by 200 points, I had a few close calls. They were not all easy victories.
Paul Weaver(Francisbaron08)-SteveGamble Ruy Lopez-steinitz defense 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 d6 4 d4 exd4 5 Nxd4 Bd7 6 Nc3 Qf6? (it appears this guy was going for a rapid mobilization of his queenside. the gameknot computer recommends 6 ... g6) 7 Be3 0-0-0 (this leads to trouble. the computer recommended 7 ... Qg6) 8 Nxc6 bxc6 9 Ba6+ Kb8 10 Qd2! (thinking in terms of 9 ... h6 10 Nd5!) Qe5 11 0-0? (Here an on the next move 11 Nd5! is possible. I overlooked 11 ... Qxe4 11 c4!) f5 12 f3? g6 13 Nd5! (forcing black to sacrifice his queen or allow a mating attack after 13 ... c5 14 Qa5!) cxd5 14 Qb4+ 1-0