[Event "Albena Masters op"] [Site "Albena"] [Date "2013.06.02"] [Round "2"] [White "Georgescu, Tiberiu Marian"] [Black "Grigoryan, Avetik"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2375"] [BlackElo "2605"] [PlyCount "67"] [EventDate "2013.??.??"] {Notice the rating difference...playing a 2600 player is scary but if you are well prepared and have nerves of steel you can definitely win.} 1. d4 {Either you start with 1. e4 or d4, black still can set-up the very similar Pirc Defense and the King's Indian Defense.} d6 2. e4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Nf3 Bg4 { Another line to disrupt white or bringing out the less used piece sometimes becomes a liability on closed positions.} 5. h3 {The best way to deal with a threat like this is to hit via h3 at the same time bringing out the queen early and the bishop at c1 to castle queenside is a plus for white.} Bxf3 6. Qxf3 {From this point, I imagine an explosive attack from white soon coming.} Nc6 7. Bb5 {Yes, exchanging the bishop to the knight is best and a good threat since the queen at f3 indirectly has a watchful eye on diagonal h1 to a8} Nd7 8. Be3 Bg7 9. O-O-O {NOW, WE STOP HERE: IF YOU PLAY WHITE, PLAN AND CHECK WHAT ARE BEST MOVES. THINK 5 MOVES AHEAD.} a6 10. Bxc6 bxc6 11. e5 {Here we go, since the knight is in front of the black queen, exchanging pawns at e5 is bad for black due to the rook at d1.} d5 {True, black felt the threat.} 12. h4 { White must now create weaknesses at kingside to execute plans.} h5 {Forced!!} 13. g4 {Relentless attack on black's kingside as it is shown. GM Tiberiu-Marian Georgescu is enjoying the game.} e6 14. Ne2 {White needs another piece to create more threats. It must not allow black to recover.} c5 15. Bg5 Bh6 ({If} 15... Qb8 16. gxh5 gxh5 17. Nf4 cxd4 18. Nxh5 Bxe5 19. Nf6+ Bxf6 20. Bxf6 Nxf6 21. Qxf6 Rh7 22. Qxd4) 16. Bxh6 Rxh6 17. Qf4 Rh8 18. gxh5 Rxh5 19. Ng3 {Of course, white must hit while its hot...} Rh7 20. h5 g5 ({If} 20... gxh5 21. Nxh5 cxd4 22. Rdg1) 21. Qe3 Qe7 22. dxc5 Nxc5 23. Rd4 {This rook must penetrate the weak g4 pawn.} Nd7 24. Rg4 Nb6 25. Qxg5 Qxg5+ 26. Rxg5 {AGAIN, WE COME UP WITH AN ENDGAME POSITION: HOW DO YOU ASSESS THE POSITION? FIND WAYS ON HOW WHITE CAN ESTABLISH WINNING MOVES...} Ke7 27. Rh4 {What is the motive of this rook move?} Nd7 28. Rb4 f6 29. exf6+ Nxf6 30. c4 {White is pawn up, must find ways to complicate the position to create more advantage.} Rf7 31. cxd5 Nxd5 32. Re4 {Yes, the treat is Rxd5, and the weak e6.} Rxf2 { Black blundered!! He may be time pressured.} 33. Rxd5 {Free knight...} Rg8 34. Rd3 {Yes...obviously black must resign here. GM Tiberiu-Marian Georgescu has a Lion heart. Very brave!!! and very witty. Congratulations and thanks to this exciting game....} 1-0