Defeat for Grandmaster

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Devon junior chess player, Aarv Paul, preceded his fine 2½/3 on Saturday with a defeat of GM Keith Arkell in a simultaneous display last week.

[Event "Simul"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2019.01.10"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Paul, Aarv"]
[Black "Arkell, Keith"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E30"]
[Annotator "Dr.Dave"]
[PlyCount "71"]
[EventDate "2019.??.??"]
[SourceDate "2019.01.15"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bg5 c5 5. e3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qa5 7. Qc2 (7. Ne2!
$14 Ne4 8. Bf4 Nxc3 9. Qd2) (7. Rc1 Qxa2 8. Bd3 Qa5 9. Nh3 $14) 7... Ne4 {Greedy} 8. Bd3!
Nxg5 {Did Keith think he had won a piece?  But there is nowhere to go from here.} (8... Nxc3 $15 9. Qd2 Nc6 10. Rc1 Nxa2 11. Qxa5 Nxa5 12. Ra1 Nb4) 9. f4!
cxd4 (9... b5) 10. exd4 Nc6 11. Ne2 h6 12. O-O b6 13. fxg5 Qxg5 14. Rf2 Bb7 15.
Raf1 O-O 16. Bh7+ Kh8 17. Rxf7 $2 Rxf7 18. Rxf7 Nb4 $2 {Black has been setting up a tactical shot, but it goes over the crossbar!} (18... Ne5 $19 {wins} ) 19. Qg6
Qxg6 20. Bxg6 Nxa2 21. Rxd7 Ba6 22. Rc7 Rc8 23. Rxc8+ Bxc8 24. Bb1! 
{A call-back to the theme of move 8!}
24...Nxc3 25.
Nxc3 Bd7 26. Kf2 Kg8 27. Kg3 Kf7 28. Kf4 Bc6 29. Be4 Bxe4 30. Kxe4 Kf6 31. c5
Ke7 32. cxb6 axb6 33. Ke5 Kd7 34. g3 (34. Na4 {is a little faster, but it doesn't matter}) 34... h5 35. Nb5 Kc6 36. Kxe6 (
36. Kxe6 Kxb5 37. d5 Kc5 38. d6 Kc6 39. d7 Kc7 40. Ke7) 1-0