[Event "TCC 84"] [Site "Temecula"] [Date "2020.09.08"] [Round "6"] [White "Kudryatsev, Vadim"] [Black "Lucan, Marius Gabriel"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A15"] [WhiteElo "2225"] [BlackElo "2075"] [Annotator "Lucan"] [PlyCount "78"] [EventDate "2020.??.??"] [Source "Analyze This Pro"] {[%evp 0,78,16,-12,-2,-38,-13,-65,-51,-43,-32,-17,25,35,35,23,49,50,48,-14,-38, -27,-5,-27,-8,-21,-18,-34,-41,-58,1,-9,26,5,59,-47,-38,-53,-31,-53,-39,-35,-5, 4,-18,-20,-10,-28,-19,0,0,-30,0,-33,1,3,102,-30,-25,-25,-12,-36,-36,-220,-347, -230,-497,-493,-501,-499,-515,-523,-521,-564,-253,-248,-248,-388,-382,-382, -393]} 1. c4 {My opponent surprised me by playing c4. I was prepared to fight against his usual d4. Sometimes when the game starts very unexpected you can be stressed about it, but I wasn't.} Nf6 2. g3 e5 3. Bg2 {This is a good logical development move controlling the center and leave space for the Bishop to come out and the King to get into his citadel.} Bc5 4. e3 O-O 5. Nc3 c6 { Even if i didn't play this variation before, I thought c6 is a logical solid preventive move, and it surely was!} 6. d4 {d4 really gave me confidence because I thought is kinda bold and little to early.} exd4 7. exd4 Bb4 8. Nge2 d5 {I am really happy that I have played d5 instead of Re8. This move comes like a declaration of war. It's like saying, you've played your bold d4 too early and now I am coming back to you with my strong d5 just to let you know that I am here for you. I have to bring all my team into the game, not only some stars!} 9. c5 {When I saw that white was playing c5 I immediately knew Black is geting better.} b6 10. cxb6 axb6 11. O-O Ba6 12. Re1 Nbd7 13. Bd2 Re8 14. Nf4 Bxc3 15. Bxc3 Ne4 {Even if computer evaluates this position as a +/=0. 34 in White's advantage, from a psychological perspective my knight on e4 became more than annoying.} 16. Bb4 Ndf6 17. Nd3 {Nd3 is a menace and I quickly took care of it. I just eliminated an active piece of my opponent by getting rid of one of my passive ones.} Bxd3 18. Qxd3 c5 19. dxc5 bxc5 20. Ba3 Qb6 21. Bxe4 dxe4 22. Qc4 Re5 23. Rad1 h6 24. Rc1 Ra5 25. Rcd1 Ra8 26. Re3 Rae8 27. b3 Rd8 28. Qc2 $2 {My only notable inaccuracy in this game. White tried to control the open file but Black is not getting the initiative.} Rxd1+ $1 29. Qxd1 Nd5 {Black is in the control of the game now. White's Bishop is out of the game and Black has a strong initiative on the Kingside.} 30. Re1 e3 31. f4 {Apparently, f4 is looking like a solution for White but ...e3-e2 is a monster! } e2 32. Qc1 ({If} 32. Rxe2 {then} Nc3 {wins immediately.}) {After} 32... c4+ { Black is leading with -/+ 147 according to Stockfish 10! [-+ -18.01 Stockfish 12. ED]} 33. Kh1 Qb7 {If White captures the Rook, he will be checkmated in 2 moves.} 34. Kg1 Qa7+ 35. Kh1 Qf2 $1 36. Bc5 Qf3+ {There are different ways to win this position. The variation I choose is only -/+7 for black. Best idea here is to play the Knight, force the trade, bring the Rook to d3 and win easiest.} 37. Kg1 Re4 38. bxc4 Nxf4 39. gxf4 Rxf4 {White have to sacrifice his Queen here (to stop mate) and then the game would be over soon. White simply resigned.} 0-1