[Event "BTCh 2019-20"] [Site "?"] [Date "2020.02.23"] [Round "11.5"] [White "Yip, M."] [Black "Papp, M."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D35"] [WhiteElo "1980"] [BlackElo "1925"] [Annotator "Yip"] [PlyCount "71"] [SourceVersionDate "2004.05.16"] [WhiteTeam "MTK IV"] [BlackTeam "A. Flame MKKE"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Qc2 Be6 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Bd3 h6 9. Bh4 c6 10. Nf3 Qc7 ({Relevant:} 10... Nh5 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. O-O O-O 13. Ne5 Rfe8 14. Rae1 {Playing for a kingside attack} Nhf6 15. f4 Nf8 16. Qf2 Rad8 17. h3 N6h7 18. g4 f6 19. Nf3 Nd7 20. Qg3 Ndf8 21. h4 {An ambitious but consistent attacking idea} Qd7 22. g5 hxg5 23. hxg5 fxg5 24. Ne5 Qe7 25. f5 Bf7 26. Rf2 Rd6 27. e4 Rh6 28. Ng4 Rh4 29. e5 Bh5 30. Be2 Bxg4 31. Bxg4 Nf6 32. Be2 Ne4 33. Nxe4 Rxe4 34. Ref1 Rf4 35. Rxf4 gxf4 36. Rxf4 Nh7 37. f6 Qf7 38. Bh5 { 1-0 (38) Paul,J (2364)-Suran,J (2396) Germany 2019}) 11. O-O Bd6 {Black hopes to generate some counterplay by attacking h2} 12. Rfc1 a6 13. Rab1 {White does nothing special and continues with a normal minority attack setup} Bg4 { This caught me by surprise but should be harmless as White has made no mistakes } 14. Bg3 {} O-O ({Predecessor:} 14... Bxg3 15. hxg3 Bxf3 16. gxf3 { Reaches a similar structure to the game} h5 17. b4 Qd6 18. a4 h4 19. g4 h3 20. b5 g6 21. bxc6 bxc6 22. a5 {1-0 (44)}) 15. b4 {Business proceeds as usual} Bxg3 (15... Bxf3 16. gxf3 {Black has the option not to capture on g3 but this would give White some chances of dynamic play on the g-file}) 16. hxg3 Bxf3 (16... Rfc8) (16... Rfe8) 17. gxf3 {This structure favors White in a middlegame as the h-file can be useful in an kingside attack while Black cannot put any piece on e4 for central counterplay} Qd6 {After a period of discomfort, the queen is almost forced to leave the c-file incase of any tactical shots} 18. Na4 {The consistent focus is the queenside. White does not rush with a4-b5 as the ..a6 advance has slightly loosened the queenside dark squares. Instead White first plays for a massage and waits to see what defensive measures Black takes before making any concete decisions on how to proceed on the queenside} (18. Kg2) (18. a4) 18... Rfc8 19. Nc5 Rc7 20. a4 {At some point White must take queenside space and play for an advance a4-a5 or b4-b5} (20. Kg2 {Is unnecessary at this point}) 20... Rac8 { Both enemy rooks are now exposed to tactics which perhaps White did not exploit in optimal fashion} 21. Qd2 {Prophylaxis first but here I had not noticed the Nxb7 idea yet} (21. Nxb7 Rxb7 22. Bxa6 Rbb8 23. Bxc8 Rxc8 24. a5 {Black really cannot do much} (24. b5 {Is a less effective way to win}) 24... g6 25. b5) 21... Nh7 22. Kg2 {A small improving move to give the option of using the h-file and also secureing f3 in case of ..Ng5. White is extra cautious and avoids unnecessary complications} (22. Nxb7 { Was possible and should win} Rxb7 23. Bxa6 Ng5 24. Qc2 Rbc7 (24... Nxf3+ 25. Kg2 Nh4+ 26. gxh4 Rbb8 27. Bxc8 Rxc8) 25. Bxc8 Rxc8 26. f4 (26. Kg2 { Is the kind of trick that Black was hoping for} Qe6 27. g4) 26... Ne4 27. a5 {Black is helpess against the queenside pawns}) (22. Qc2 Ng5 23. Kg2 Qe7 24. Rh1 {White is winning positionally}) 22... g6 {White again misses the optimal tactical solution} (22... Rd8 {A rook move would avoid what happens in the game} 23. Rh1 {White must still demonstrate the superiority of his position}) 23. a5 {Possibly not best. White fixes the queenside for an ending and keeps the Nxb7 idea in hand.} (23. Nxb7 {Was a tactical approach} Rxb7 24. Bxa6 Rcc7 25. Bxb7 Rxb7 26. b5 cxb5 27. Rxb5 Ra7 (27... Rxb5 28. axb5) 28. Ra5 Rb7 29. Ra8+ Kg7 30. a5 {Black's knights are ineffective}) (23. Rh1 {Was a possibility}) 23... Kg7 { Neither player has been particularly sharp over the last few moves but now I came to my senses and took the shot} (23... Nxc5 {It was time to chop off the menacing Nc5 and agree to a long suffering defence} 24. bxc5 Qe6 25. g4 (25. Rh1) 25... Kg7 26. Rh1) 24. Nxb7 {White has no other improving moves left and takes the obvious tactical plunge} Rxb7 {Just agreeing to be down a pawn and not taking the knight loses quickly also} 25. Bxa6 Rbb8 (25... Rcb8 {Also loses easily} 26. Bxb7 Rxb7 27. Qc2 {White is too well coordinated} (27. Qc3 $18) 27... Nb8 28. b5 cxb5 29. Qc8 Qa6 30. Rc7 Rxc7 31. Qxc7 Nc6 32. Rc1 Nb4 33. Qe5+ Nf6 34. Qe7 Nc6 35. Qd6) 26. Bxc8 Rxc8 27. b5 {The c-file pin plays a big role but I had to calculate deeply to ensure that the desired outcome would be reached} c5 (27... Ng5 28. f4 Ne4 29. Qb2) 28. dxc5 { The most efficicient} Rxc5 (28... Nxc5 29. b6 Nf6 30. Qc3) 29. Qd4+ { White centralizes with tempo but the distant Nh7 also comes back into play} Nhf6 30. Rxc5 (30. a6 {Is crushing} Qb6 31. Rxc5 Nxc5 32. a7 Qxa7 33. Rc1 $18) 30... Qxc5 {The ending is close to winning by force} (30... Nxc5 {Is also not much fun for Black}) 31. Qxc5 Nxc5 32. a6 (32. Rc1 Nfd7 33. a6) 32... Nfd7 {} 33. Rc1 {The rook does not belong behind the passed pawn(s) but must attack the knights which will than be disrupted by pawn pushes as at least one of the knights cannot stop the pawns and guard each other effectively } ({or} 33. a7 Nb6 34. Rc1 Ncd7 35. Rc7) 33... Na4 34. a7 Nab6 35. Rc7 Kf6 36. Rxd7 1-0
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