[Event "TCC90"] [Site "Temecula, CA"] [Date "2021.03.02"] [Round "2"] [White "Lucan, Marius Gabriel"] [Black "Wang, Isaac"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E00"] [WhiteElo "2089"] [BlackElo "1889"] [Annotator "Lucan"] [PlyCount "65"] [EventDate "2021.??.??"] {[%evp 0,65,24,22,24,10,35,10,10,-25,-6,2,2,10,11,-3,4,27,17,22,36,15,21,-1,1, 3,45,45,36,12,19,-8,-14,-20,353,17,9,27,30,-43,-33,-36,-29,-49,-42,-42,-1,-7, -1,-6,0,-7,10,-3,8,4,574,1416,1446,1505,1530,1520,1520,1534,29995,29996,29997, 29998]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. a3 d5 4. c4 Be7 5. Nc3 O-O 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 b6 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Bxe7 Nxe7 10. e3 Bb7 11. Bd3 Nd7 12. Rc1 a6 13. O-O c5 14. Bb1 cxd4 15. Nxd4 Nf6 16. Qc2 Nc6 {?? This was a complete blunder from Black. I could have won right here by playing Ne4 but unfortunately i didn't see it. Ne4 is winning... +/-5.40} 17. Rfd1 Nxd4 18. Rxd4 Qe7 {Position became very iritant here because black can equalize it easily with rooks exchange. I am ready to even lose this game than to get a boring draw!} 19. Rf4 Rfd8 {Nice trap! Black is creating escaping space for his king and if i sacrifice my rook he will recapture with queen, leaving e7 free for king's safety. Then my rook will die for nothing and i am loosing a quality and most likely the game. The first instinct is to just take the knight and go for the king, but after a carefully analysis i have decided that that would be a bad idea.} 20. h3 { Very important profilactic move if i would like to start the attack on his king.} Rac8 {Black sees my plan and he prevent me to play Rxf6, Qxf6, Ne4... with a deadly attack on the king. unfortunately i am now a move behind} 21. Rd1 Rxd1+ 22. Qxd1 Rd8 {Weak move from black. Luckily for me, my opponent didn't see e5 right away, which will create a lot of tension on my rook and force me to go in a bad spot.} 23. Rd4 Rxd4 24. Qxd4 {Here we are again in an equal position 0.00 but with a slight psychological advantage for me. My bishop is still controlling h7 square and Black's king is disturbed and concerned because of it.} Qc7 25. f4 Nd5 {Black is hoping to simplify the position here and want to exchange pieces and try to obtain a draw...} 26. Nxd5 {I had to capture the knight here, otherwise my position is gonna become inferior at this point. I took the knight and then my opponent constrained by the pressure of my bishop, after a long time analyzing the position, he decided to check me and get rid of it} Qc1+ 27. Kh2 Qxb1 {Bxd5 would have sealed the draw but my opponent wants to eliminate my deadly weapon and create real threats on my king. By capturing the Bishop though, he didn't know that he is mate in 7. I would encourage you to place the position on a regular board and try to see if you can make it with white. White to move, mate in 7!} 28. Ne7+ Kh7 29. Qd8 h5 30. Qg8+ Kh6 31. Qxf7 {Qh8 is not recommended here because Queen can come from b1 and block it} (31. Qh8+ Qh7 32. Ng8+ (32. Qf8 Qe4 33. Qh8+ Qh7 34. Ng8+ Kg6 35. f5+ exf5 36. Ne7+ Kh6 37. Nxf5+ Kg6) 32... Kg6 33. Ne7+ Kh6 34. Ng8+ Kg6 35. f5+ exf5 36. Ne7+ Kh6 37. Nxf5+ Kg6 38. Nh4+ Kh6) 31... Bxg2 {Black plays desperate moves here hoping for a perpetual or something...} 32. Ng8+ {I have just ignored his sacrifice and went for a nice forced check mate in 3 Ng8+, Kh8... Nf6!+, K? and next move it will be checkmate on g8 or h5} Kh7 33. Nf6+ { But... black resigned already} 1-0