[Event "Early Summer Swiss 2021"] [Site "lichess.org"] [Date "2021.04.27"] [Round "?"] [White "Journey2FM"] [Black "Ferrarifan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E00"] [WhiteElo "2019"] [BlackElo "1951"] [PlyCount "115"] [EventDate "2021.??.??"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Qe7 5. Nf3 a5 6. Bg2 d6 $6 {I had expected ...O-O. ...d6 raised my eyebrows - cutting the Bishop from this square and thus the communication with it's Queen, felt a little strange.} 7. O-O Nbd7 {Again, now that my own Bishop is no longer pinned, Black should really be asking himself some questions.} 8. Bg5 {with the threat of a3, winning a piece. I'm not sure how Black can avoid big trouble!} a4 {The best try} (8... d5 9. a3 Bd6 10. c5) (8... h6 9. Bxf6 Qxf6 10. a3) 9. a3 Ba5 10. Qxa4 O-O {Too routine - Black is not out of danger yet and should be worried not now about losing a piece, but a Rook!} (10... Ra6 11. b4 Bb6 12. Qc2 Ra8 13. c5 Ba7) (10... Ra7 {with a similar Idea} 11. b4 Bb6 12. Qc2 h6 13. Bd2) ( 10... b5 11. Qxb5 Bb6 12. b4 Ba6 13. Qa4 Bb7 14. Qb3) 11. b4 Nb6 12. Qb3 Nxc4 13. Qxc4 Bb6 14. a4 {Might as well carry on with the same job.} d5 15. Qc3 c6 16. a5 Bc7 17. Nbd2 {[%csl Rc5,Re5][%CAl Rd2b3,Rf3e5,Rb3c5] White is enjoying some positional trumps in addition to his extra piece.} h6 18. Bxf6 Qxf6 19. Nb3 Bd6 20. Nc5 h5 21. Rfe1 (21. e4 $1 {was missed during the game but looks like an even stronger option.} dxe4 22. Nxe4) 21... g5 22. e4 Qg7 23. Qe3 Be7 24. exd5 cxd5 25. Ne5 Rd8 26. Rac1 (26. Qe2 {[%CAl Ye2b5,Ye2h5] Would have been a strong find, when Black's position is stretched beyond hope.}) 26... g4 27. Nxb7 Bg5 {I had seen this move but only a little further down the variations. Fortunately what I had planned then, works out fine now.} (27... Bxb7 {I had expected this move, when} 28. Rc7 {will get the piece back.}) 28. f4 gxf3 29. Qxf3 Bxb7 {I have traded being a piece up for a pawn, having missed the ...Bg5 intermezzo, but geometry can be fun, and here I'm fortunate that I can point the siege at f7 and the castle walls can't hold.} 30. Rc7 Ba6 31. Rxf7 Qh6 32. Bf1 (32. h4 {is arguably stronger but leads to a very small amount of counterplay. By swapping off the light squared Bishops I can focus all my pieces at f7.}) 32... Bxf1 33. Rxf1 Rf8 {I had worked everything from here, understanding that the resulting ending is completely won for White.} 34. Rxf8+ Rxf8 35. Qxf8+ Qxf8 36. Rxf8+ Kxf8 37. Kf2 {just taking one move to cut out the Black Bishop completely.} (37. a6 Be3+ 38. Kf1 Bxd4 39. Nd7+ Ke7 40. Nc5 {is still hopeless, but if WHite can achieve the same objective without giving up the pawn, he should.}) 37... Bd8 38. a6 Bb6 39. Nd7+ {The point. My opponent played on through Innertia but the rest is simply technique.} Ke7 40. Nxb6 e5 41. Nxd5+ Kd6 42. dxe5+ Kxd5 43. a7 Kxe5 44. a8=Q h4 45. gxh4 Kf4 46. Qb8+ Kg4 47. Qg3+ Kf5 48. Ke3 Kf6 49. Ke4 Ke6 50. Qg6+ Kd7 51. Kd5 Kc7 52. Kc5 Kb7 53. Kb5 Kc7 54. Qe6 Kd8 55. Qf7 Kc8 56. Kb6 Kd8 57. Kc6 Kc8 58. Qf8# 1-0