[Event "Australian Masters-A"] [Site "Melbourne"] [Date "2006.12.17"] [Round "4"] [White "Goldenberg, Igor"] [Black "Sales, Jesse Noel"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D31"] [WhiteElo "2358"] [BlackElo "2347"] [PlyCount "122"] [EventDate "2006.12.15"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "11"] [EventCountry "AUS"] [SourceTitle "EXT 2010"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2010.11.25"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2010.11.25"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 0,122,19,31,19,23,59,34,45,44,31,62,61,47,51,33,29,23,54,52,47,43,36,36,36,40,40,40,49,22,20,18,42,33,33,22,27,39,32,-26,-2,-12,-29,-8,-11,-12,0,0,25,-11,-11,-17,23,63,65,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-93,-90,-81,-81,-78,-70,-70,-72,-89,-84,-134,-127,-131,-131,-139,-140,-183,-196,-213,-209,-213,-209,-231,-215,-216,-228,-247,-235,-235,-235,-239,-227,-236,-245,-250,-253,-259,-270,-270,-278,-279,-279,-326,-328,-334,-334,-377,-412,-412,-397,-394,-394,-413,-404]} {Our upcoming feature game showcases IM Igor Goldenberg from Melbourne, Australia. He is not only a five-time Victorian Champion but also serves as the Chief Software Engineer at Insureware Pty Ltd. Indeed, the link between chess and an intelligent mind is yours to explore (CHECK THIS PAGE): https://memorychisel.com/chess-school/} 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 c6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Nd7 {[#] I delayed playing Ngf6 because I could still transition into the Dutch Stonewall by playing f5; therefore, opting for 4...Nd7 is a good strategic move.} 5. e4 {This move leads to a more open setup where exchanging the e4 pawn would accelerate the development of White's pieces. I believe IM Goldenberg anticipated my intention to opt for the Dutch Defense, thereby preventing it.} dxe4 6. Nxe4 Ngf6 7. Nxf6+ Nxf6 {We have transitioned to a position that is calm and manageable. However, Black is currently facing an issue with the bishop at c8 and must secure a spot at b7.} 8. Bd3 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 b6 {[#] In the movie "John Wick," Keanu Reeves exclaims "YEAH" in response to the chess move 10...b6.} 11. O-O Bb7 12. Qe3 O-O {The position is equal for both, it's like, develop now, WORRY LATER...} 13. Rad1 Qc7 14. Rfe1 c5 {A standard move for Black to counter White's coordinated piece play in controlling the center is essential in chess strategy.} 15. Ne5 Rad8 16. dxc5 bxc5 17. Be2 {Although black's queenside pawn structure is weak, it is not currently a concern due to the dynamic nature of the play.} Qa5 18. a3 Rd4 {[#] I believe White overlooked this move... me too (joke)} 19. b4 Rxd1 20. Rxd1 cxb4 21. axb4 Qxb4 {Currently, black is in a better position; however, only time will reveal how the game will progress.} 22. Qxa7 Qb2 23. Qe3 {Forced...} Ne4 24. Nd7 Ra8 25. Bf1 h6 {Another "FIRE EXIT"} 26. f3 Ng5 27. h4 Nxf3+ {I love this move...} 28. gxf3 Ra2 29. Be2 Qxe2 30. Qxe2 Rxe2 31. Rb1 Bxf3 32. Rb8+ Kh7 {[#] IM Goldenberg could have accepted a draw through move repetition, yet he chose to continue the game.} 33. Nf8+ Kg8 34. Nxe6+ Kh7 35. Nd4 Rg2+ 36. Kf1 Be4 37. c5 Rg4 38. Kf2 Bd5 39. Ke3 Rxh4 {[#]} 40. Rd8 Rh3+ 41. Kd2 Be4 42. c6 {Interesting endgame position here (please pause and analyze the position). What are your thoughts on this position?} Rd3+ 43. Ke2 Rc3 {Indeed, White's pieces are in a complex bind. There is a significant chance that the pawn on c6 could be captured.} 44. Rd6 h5 {The mighty h-pawn advances; it's a race, and its conclusion is inevitable.} 45. Kd2 Rd3+ 46. Ke2 h4 47. c7 Rc3 48. Nc6 Bf5 49. Kf2 h3 50. Ne7 h2 {[#] nice...} 51. Rd1 Be4 52. c8=Q Rxc8 53. Nxc8 h1=Q 54. Rxh1+ Bxh1 {Currently, it is clear that Black has no opportunity to draw in this position.} 55. Kg3 g5 {It's crucial for beginners to dedicate time to studying endgames. Please make sure to do so.} 56. Ne7 Be4 {In such a position, the knight is often at a disadvantage against the bishop.} 57. Nc8 f5 58. Nd6 Kg6 59. Kf2 Bd3 60. Ke3 Ba6 61. Kd4 Kf6 {This game demonstrates the importance of studying endgames, especially when overcoming fear is crucial in desperate situations to secure a win. I trust you found enjoyment in this game... cheers.} 0-1