[Event "54th Biel Master Open"] [Site "Biel SUI"] [Date "2021.08.02"] [Round "7.7"] [White "R Praggnanandhaa"] [Black "N R Visakh"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B22"] [WhiteElo "2608"] [BlackElo "2516"] [PlyCount "63"] [EventDate "2021.??.??"] 1. e4 c5 {The Sicilian} 2. c3 {The Alapin: Even the Indian genius, teen GM Praggnanandhaa use this line.} Nf6 {Same variation used by GM Abhimanyu Mishra (youngest GM ever).} 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf3 d6 5. exd6 e6 {With 5...e6 line, using the bishop at f8 to take the d6 pawn and quick castle. Thou, the bishop at c8 is a prospect weakness due to being immobile, similar to the other featured game.} ({If} 5... exd6 6. Bb5+ Nc6 7. O-O Be7 8. d4 O-O 9. Re1 Bf5 10. Na3) 6. g3 {Another new line...nice gesture by the teen GM in sharing his opening research to us.} ({Other move is:} 6. d4 cxd4 7. cxd4 Bxd6 8. Bd3 Nc6 9. O-O Bd7) 6... Bxd6 7. Bg2 {Yes, reasonable move, maintaining the pressure on diagonal h1 to a8 and to control the e5 square later via d2 d4 push.} Nc6 8. O-O O-O 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 {GM Praggnanandhaa prefers an open game to use the power of bishop at g2. I never thought about that... hmmm.} Nxd4 11. Qxd4 Qc7 { LETS STOP HERE: ANALYSE THE POSITION IN 5 MINUTES. NOW, what do you plan to do if you are white?} 12. c4 {There is something here that the young GM sees furtherly, tactic move, maybe...} Nb6 13. Nc3 {This is what I am talking about, why is he giving up the c4 pawn? Analyze...} Nxc4 ({If} 13... Rd8 14. Qh4 Bd7 15. b3 Bc6 16. Bxc6 Qxc6 17. Qe4) 14. Rd1 Be7 {Forced....} ({If} 14... Rd8 15. Nb5 Qe7 16. Qxc4) 15. b3 Bf6 {Looks scary for white, but watch how tricky GM Praggnanandhaa here... check on the d file and diagonal h1 to a8, who controls it?} 16. Qxc4 Qxc4 17. bxc4 Bxc3 18. Rb1 {Yes!!! white is pawn down but look at the position, its like landscape design. Fantastic play by GM Pragg!!!} a5 19. Rb5 {Of course, continues control of file... two rooks now in action.} Bf6 20. Ba3 {Look at this, multi-diagonal control!!} Re8 21. c5 {Another gripping move, this may be the winning pawn: for promotion.} Rd8 22. Rxd8+ Bxd8 23. Bxb7 Bxb7 24. Rxb7 Rc8 25. Kf1 {With this type of ending, The king is the STAR....} Kf8 26. Ke2 {The king needs to support the rook and pawn to promote it...} Ke8 27. Kd3 Bc7 28. Kc4 Kd7 29. Kb5 {Black can't do anything here, its just a matter of time and endgame tricks to win the game.} Re8 30. c6+ Kc8 31. Bc5 Rd8 32. Rxc7+ {Black Resigned: Due to the pawn at a5 will be taken after the bishop check at b6, take the rook at d8 then Kxa5. Very nice game...Congrats GM R. Praggnanandhaa. This game is very educational. It deserves to show to chess players globally to learn the theory behind the 6. g3 line. Thank you GM Praggnanandhaa.} 1-0