[Event ""] [White "U,Idris"] [Black "Emerald"] [Site ""] [Round ""] [Annotator ""] [Result "0-1"] [Date "2023.01.05"] [PlyCount "44"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Bb4 {Unusual. Better would be Nc6 as the bishop can be harrassed here with c3.} 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Bb5+ {It's better to avoid automatic checks as here it almost loses a piece} c6 {Excellent, now Idris has two pieces being attacked which normally means one would be lost} 5. Nd3 {Great, Idris spots the only move not to lose material!} Ba5 {Good! There was another move 5...Qg5! so that if Idris captures the B on b4, Qxg2 followed by Qxe4 and then Qxb4} 6. Ba4 Nf6 7. e5 {Dynamic play by Idris. I would prefer to castle first as black can't capture the pawn on e4 (Nxe4) because Re1 pins the knight to the king.} d5 $2 {This loses the knight. 7...dxe5 or 7...Qe7 or ...Ng4 all save the piece.} 8. exf6 0-0 {Qxf6 might be better} 9. fxg7 Kxg7 {Re8+ sets more problems for white} 10. 0-0 {Bravo! Idris gets his king into safety before Emerlad can play Re8+} Re8 {The right idea, putting the rook on the open file.} 11. b4 $1 {Fabulous! Not only harrassing the bishop but opening up the long diagonal from a1-h8 towards the black king.} Bb6 12. b5 $1 {Outstanding! Emerlad has a strong centre so Idris undermines it from the base!} cxb5 13. Bxb5 Re7 14. Ba3 {Wow! Look at Idris' bishops cutting through Emerald's position.} Re6 15. Nc3 {Another great move. Instead of trying to finish the game off, Idris develops his knight. Now all of his pieces are ready to join in the final attack.} Qf6 16. Nxd5 {There is nothing Emerald can do against Idris relentless good play.} Bd4 $2 {This drops the queen but white's position is overwhelming.} 17. Nxf6 Rxf6 18. Bb2 {A good idea - when you are ahead on material, that is the time to swap pieces off} Rd6 19. c3 { Bxd4 followed by Qh5 would be simpler} Bb6 20. Re1 {Rooks belong on open files (or the 7th rank) - nice play by Idris} Rg6 21. Re8 {Good active play by Idris} Bg4 22. Qe1 a6 {and here, unfortunately Idris overstepped the time limit. That's not important - what is important is the sheer quality of Idris' play! Well done!} 0-1