[Event "Wch Blitz 9th"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2015.10.14"] [Round "14"] [White "Jones, Gawain C B"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2623"] [BlackElo "2736"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] [EventType "blitz"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 ({This is same transposition...} 2. d4 Nc6 3. Nf3 exd4 4. Bc4) 2... Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 {This line has converted to Scotch Gambit.} Nf6 ({ Other line is:} 4... Be7 5. O-O Nf6 6. Nxd4 O-O 7. Nc3) 5. e5 {Yes, this is a standard reply to fight for initiative.} ({Other move is:} 5. O-O Nxe4 6. Re1 d5 7. Bxd5 Qxd5 8. Nc3 Qh5 9. Nxe4 Be6 10. Bg5 Bd6) 5... d5 6. Bb5 ({Other moves are:} 6. exf6 dxc4 7. c3 (7. O-O Qxf6 8. c3 d3 9. Be3 Qg6) 7... Qxf6 8. Nxd4 Nxd4 9. cxd4 Bf5 10. Qa4+ c6 11. O-O) 6... Ne4 7. Nxd4 Bd7 {Covering the pin.} 8. Bxc6 bxc6 {Black has two bishops plus annoying c6-d5 pawns...} 9. O-O Bc5 {Necessary...for black to castle and continued pressure towards white's kingside.} 10. f3 {Knight at e4 is pretty annoying.. driving it away eliminates future threats.} Ng5 11. Be3 Ne6 12. f4 {Now, white is consolidating pawns e5 and f4 to pressure black due to the black king still at the center.} Qb8 {The threat is the b2 pawn... or to place the queen at b6 square...} 13. f5 {White continues to attack black's center...} Nxd4 14. Bxd4 Bxd4+ 15. Qxd4 Qb6 {LET US STOP HERE: Will queen exchange result in a better endgame for black? ANALYZE 5 minutes...} 16. c3 Qxd4+ ({Other move is:} 16... Qxb2 17. Nd2 Qb6 18. Nb3 Qxd4+ 19. cxd4) 17. cxd4 {Now, position is in the endgame, obviously, the c5 is the best square for the white knight.} Rb8 { Let's check the following moves...you will learn endgame ideas...} 18. Nd2 { Black intentionally gives the pawn at b2 for the knight to achieve a stronghold position at c5 square. But more to be done in order for white to gain a better position.} Rxb2 19. Nb3 Ke7 {Yes, black king is better placed at e7.} 20. g4 Rb8 21. Rf2 Rxf2 22. Kxf2 {HERE WE STOP AGAIN: If you play the white side.... what would be the best plan? Analyze in 5 minutes....} g6 { Black is suffocated by pawns e5 and f5...this is a must move...} 23. f6+ Ke8 24. Kf3 {Yes.. white king must protect the g4 pawn and advance closer to black's king side pawns...} Rb4 25. Rd1 Rc4 26. Rd2 ({Analyze this...} 26. Rc1) 26... Rc3+ 27. Kf4 h6 28. h4 g5+ {There is a threat on g3 when the king takes the pawn at g5 after pawn exchange.} 29. hxg5 hxg5+ 30. Kxg5 Rg3 {It is an uneasy position for the white king but no major threat at all. This is a very interesting endgame position. How will white win here?} 31. Nc5 Rxg4+ 32. Kh5 Bc8 {Please don't look at the following moves... What is the best move for white?} 33. Rb2 {Yes... danger for black if rook goes to b8.} ({If} 33. e6 Rg1 34. Rb2 Rh1+ 35. Kg5 Rg1+ 36. Kf4 Rf1+ 37. Kg5 Rg1+) 33... Rxd4 34. Rb8 Kd8 35. e6 fxe6 36. Nxe6+ {Black wins... Very nice middle and endgame ideas from GM Gawain Jones beating Super GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar comfortably. I learned a lot from this game and will be a good weapon using the Scotch Gambit. Thank you... GM Jones....} 1-0