[Event "chess.com Speed Chess"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2020.11.08"] [Round "1.18"] [White "Nodirbek Abdusattorov"] [Black "Wesley So"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B22"] [WhiteElo "2627"] [BlackElo "2770"] [PlyCount "67"] [EventDate "2020.11.01"] 1. e4 c5 {The Sicilian.} 2. c3 {The Alapin (Anti-Sicilian).} Nf6 ({Other move is:} 2... d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3) 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf3 d6 5. d4 cxd4 6. cxd4 Nc6 7. Bc4 {This is a standard set-up by white (Alapin), bringing out the bishop to castle early.} Nb6 8. Bb5 dxe5 9. Nxe5 Bd7 {Now let us evaluate this position: Which piece are you going to exchange?} 10. Nxd7 {Yes, since bishop pins the knight, taking the bishop is correct move.} Qxd7 11. O-O e6 12. Nc3 a6 13. Bxc6 Qxc6 {Again, we evaluate this position: 1. At first glance, white has a weak isolated pawn at d4.2. Black is still uncastled a chance for white to take advantage.} 14. Re1 Bb4 15. Qg4 {Now white find a way to take advantage of uncastled black king, the g7 is weak while white also waits if where would black castle.} Bxc3 16. bxc3 Kf8 {GM So, decided to place his king at f8, worries that castling will not help.} 17. Bf4 h5 {Black intend to attack at the flank to mobilize the rook at h5 if possible.} 18. Qg3 h4 19. Qg4 Nd5 { Knight attacks the c3 pawn and wants to jump via e7 to f5 or g6 as well.} 20. Be5 {But this bishop is super annoying, the young GM Abdusattorov has a secret plan dangerously.} f6 21. c4 {Yes, this is it. Amazingly...good move!!} Ne7 ({ If} 21... Qxc4 22. Bd6+ Kg8 23. Qxe6+) 22. Bxf6 {OMG!!! Watta move!!!} gxf6 23. d5 exd5 24. Re6 Qxc4 25. Rxf6+ Ke8 26. Qg7 Kd7 27. Re1 {White must capture the knight to win the game, otherwise, piece down.} Rae8 28. Rfe6 Qc5 29. Qg4 { Queen at g4...indirectly attacking the king.} ({If} 29. Rxe7+ Rxe7 30. Rxe7+ Qxe7 31. Qxh8 Qe1#) 29... Kd8 30. Qf4 {Again, the b8 check threat will hurt black.} Nc6 31. Qf6+ Kd7 32. Qg7+ Re7 ({If} 32... Kd8 33. Qf6+ Kd7 34. Qg7+ Kd8 35. Qf6+ {Should be draw...}) 33. Rxe7+ Nxe7 34. Qxh8 {At the age of 17, This young GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov (Uzbekistan) defeated the solid, very dangerous GM Wesley So. I learned a lot from this game...hope you enjoyed it.} 1-0