[Event "Tata Steel India Rapid"] [Site "Kolkata"] [Date "2022.12.01"] [Round "7"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Nihal, Sarin"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D27"] [WhiteElo "2741"] [BlackElo "2670"] [PlyCount "68"] [EventDate "2022.??.??"] [EventType "rapid"] {Super GM Sarin Nihal is one of many genius chessplayers and currently rank 7th in India. Chess is very popular in their country and the support is overwhelming both from the government and private corporations.Lets watch his game against the Super GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 {The Queen's Gambit Accepted.} 3. Nf3 ({IF} 3. e3 e5 4. Bxc4 exd4 5. exd4 Bd6 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. Qe2+ Qe7 8. Qxe7+ Kxe7 9. O-O Re8 10. Re1+ Kf8 11. Rxe8+ Kxe8) 3... Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 c5 6. O-O a6 7. b3 Nbd7 8. Bb2 Be7 9. Nbd2 b6 {Yes, this is preferable than b5.} 10. e4 Bb7 ({IF} 10... cxd4 11. Nxd4 Bc5 12. Qe2 b5 13. e5 bxc4 14. exf6 Bxd4 15. Bxd4 Nxf6 16. Qe5 cxb3 17. Nc4 O-O 18. Nb6) 11. e5 Nd5 12. Re1 O-O 13. Ne4 b5 14. Bd3 Rc8 {I like how black slowly builds and takes the initiative at queenside.} 15. Rc1 cxd4 16. Rxc8 Qxc8 17. Bxd4 Qc7 18. Bb1 { The tail must be at the back if the target is h7.} Rd8 19. g3 {No room for the knight at kingside.} h6 20. Qe2 Nf8 {Yes, a preventtive measure.} 21. Rd1 Rd7 22. h4 Qd8 23. Rd2 Bb4 24. Rc2 {Bad move...} Ne7 25. a3 Bxa3 26. Rd2 Bb4 27. Rd3 Nf5 28. Bb2 Rxd3 29. Bxd3 Qd5 {Black is winning.} 30. Bc2 Nd7 31. g4 Nc5 32. gxf5 Nxe4 33. fxe6 Nd2 {Good move.} 34. exf7+ Kf8 {Very nice game from Super GM Sarin Nihal. White was not able to pressure black, I am liking now the Queen's Gambit Accepted setup it seems a reliable opening against 1. d4. I hope you enjoyed and would be playing the QGA soon. Thank you and have a nice day.} 0-1