[Event "Mario Covas 4th"] [Site "Santos"] [Date "2004.08.07"] [Round "8"] [White "Leitao, Rafael Duailibe"] [Black "Rodriguez Vila, Andres"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2573"] [BlackElo "2567"] [PlyCount "47"] [EventDate "2004.??.??"] 1. d4 {Some players start with d4 then transpose to e4 opening when black responds 1...d6 or 1...g6 which is Pirc Defense/Modern Defense.} g6 2. e4 d6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Be3 Ng4 {Yes, we must study this line because it disrupts the best place for bishop at e3 and must react.} 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 c6 8. Qd2 {Still, white can castle at queenside if the plan is to play aggressively.} b5 9. Bd3 a6 10. h3 Nf6 11. e5 {White is not wasting time, hits the center, and attacks the knight to drive away from the defensive post.} Nh5 12. g4 {When black played 5...Ng4, it awakened white's sleeping giant within, then executed multiple attacks.} g5 13. gxh5 gxh4 {Now, black's kingside is opened, black king stays in the middle. At this stage, tactics and piece maneuvering is needed to pressure black's weak position.} 14. Rg1 Kf8 {GM Rodriguez decided to defend the bishop instead of just moving Bf8. There is a possibility that GM Leitao will play Rg7!!} 15. Qf4 dxe5 16. dxe5 Qc7 17. O-O-O Nd7 18. Bf5 Nc5 ({If} 18... Bxe5 19. Nxe5 Qxe5 20. Qxe5 Nxe5 21. Rd8#) 19. Rxg7 {Yes, pretty obvious that this move is significant and the rest is easy for white.} Kxg7 20. Rg1+ Kf8 21. Qg4 {Fantastic!!!} Bxf5 22. Qg7+ Ke8 23. Qxh8+ Kd7 24. Qxa8 {Black Resigned: Black is piece down and the check at d1 is unavoidable. Very nice game by GM Rafael Dualibe Leitao!! I hope you learned some ideas about how to deal with black's 5. Ng4 move. Thank you for supporting my website...Keep cool...} 1-0