On Tuesday, Bury’s Mark Le-Vine faced Alex Sheerin (Ipswich) with the Black pieces in a Division 1 match. A lop-sided game ensued, with both players attacking kings that had castled on opposite sides. It was Mark who eventually prevailed.
This was the position after 24. b6:
The game continued: 24… hxg2+ 25. Kxg2 axb6 26. axb6 gxh2+ 27. Kh1 (27. Kxf2 would have held on a little longer) Qg1+! 28. Nxg1 hxg1Q#
As Mark points out, his 25… axb6 was unnecessary. But it was a pleasing finish nevertheless.
You can play through the full game here: