[Event "ch-PHI Grand Final"] [Site "Boracay PHI"] [Date "2012.07.18"] [Round "6.7"] [White "Rogelio Antonio Jr"] [Black "Mark Paragua"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B22"] [WhiteElo "2548"] [BlackElo "2508"] [PlyCount "69"] [EventDate "2012.07.15"] 1. e4 c5 {The Sicilian Defense} 2. c3 {The Alapin: For beginners to 1600 rated players, these games of GM Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr" inspire us to learn the theory of Alapin 2. c3 versus the dangerous Sicilian Defense.} Nf6 {Yes, this is other way to counter the Alapin. GM Mark Paragua is also a well prepared GM. This game will provide us insights about the WHY and WHAT or HOW...} 3. e5 Nd5 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nf3 {Standard reply for white, develops while the pawn at d4 still en prise.} e6 {Solid response from black.} 6. Bc4 dxc3 ({If} 6... d6 7. cxd4 Nc6 8. O-O Be7 9. Bd2 a6 10. Nc3 Nb6 11. Bb3 O-O) 7. Bxd5 cxb2 ({If} 7... exd5 8. Nxc3 Nc6 9. Bg5 Be7 10. Bxe7 Nxe7 11. Nxd5 d6 12. Nxe7 Qxe7 13. Qxd6) 8. Bxb2 exd5 9. O-O {Now, after the storm, there is calm after all. Black is undeveloped, chance for GM Joey to take advantage.} Nc6 10. Nc3 d6 11. Re1 Be6 12. Nxd5 Qa5 {This is obvious that black will castle long.. now watch for another exciting fight. War of strategy and tactics...between 2 GMs.} 13. Nf4 { Yes, eliminating the bishop at e6 is necessary, creates a weak e6 pawn and f7 maneuver for the white knight at f3.} O-O-O 14. Nxe6 fxe6 15. Ng5 dxe5 16. Qg4 {Preety much white has the advantage here.} Bc5 17. Nxe6 h5 18. Qf3 Rhf8 19. Nxf8 Rxf8 20. Qh3+ {After this check, clearly white is winning.} Kb8 21. Rf1 Rxf2 22. Rxf2 Bxf2+ 23. Kh1 {Of course, this is just a matter of time and technique to win it.} Qb5 24. Bc3 e4 25. Qd7 e3 {Black must push this passed pawn if this is the only way to win the game, but can he?} 26. a4 Qc5 27. Rb1 { Well calculated response from white, 27...b6 is forced.} b6 28. Rc1 {WE STOP HERE... Kindly evaluate this position, Can white stop the pawn at e3 from promoting?} e2 {I think this is free pawn...} 29. Qe8+ Kb7 30. Qxe2 Bd4 31. Bb2 Qg5 32. Qf3 {Good move !!!!} Bc5 33. Rd1 Qg6 34. Bc3 a6 35. Qd5 {Black Resigned: The threat is Qd7 ch. if black plays 35...a5 then 36. Ba5!!; The early exchanges in the opening stage dictated the outcome of black's delayed development. GM Rogelio "Joey" Antonio, Jr. is truly a special talent, many time Olympian and Philippine Champ. Thanks for the games GM Joey...} 1-0