[Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "2022.07.24"] [Round "?"] [White "Some ukrainian"] [Black "Damian, MCCarthy"] [Result "*"] [PlyCount "52"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bd2 Nc6 {strictly speaking not the strongest move to the tame Bd2, however its quite systematic to play for Black and can easily transpose back into a Zurich Qc2 kine for example of the Nimzo.} 5. Nf3 O-O 6. a3 Bxc3 7. Bxc3 d6 8. Qc2 Qe7 9. e3 e5 {The standard plan of putting the pawns on the dark squares after having trading the bishop of that colour} 10. dxe5 (10. d5 Nb8 11. b4 a5 12. Be2 {Is a type of structure for Black i've played literally hundreds of times over the years.}) 10... dxe5 11. g3 a5 12. Bg2 e4 {It occured to me White could be in for a spot of bother on the light squares} 13. Nd4 Ne5 14. O-O c5 15. Nb5 Nf3+ 16. Kh1 Ng4 17. h3 Ra6 {This rook will have fun on h6} 18. Qe2 Rh6 19. Bxf3 exf3 20. Qxf3 Rxh3+ 21. Kg1 b6 { To play Bb2 threatening Rh1 mate in some lines} 22. e4 f5 {h5 would have also supported the knight but f5 has the advantage of bringing the final piece (the rook) into the attack} 23. Qe2 Bb7 24. Kg2 Rh2+ 25. Kf3 fxe4+ 26. Kxg4 h5# *