[Event "Premum International A"] [Site "?"] [Date "2019.11.23"] [Round "4.7"] [White "Piroska, I."] [Black "Yip, M."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B17"] [WhiteElo "2158"] [BlackElo "1973"] [Annotator "Yip"] [PlyCount "57"] [SourceVersionDate "2004.05.16"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 (5. Ng5 {Is the most challenging plan}) (5. Bc4 Ngf6 6. Ng5 (6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. c3 Qc7) 6... e6 { Is another way to play the Ng5 plan}) 5... Ngf6 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 {The early knight trade should be harmless but Black manages to misplay the position} 7. h3 {Preventing ..Bg4 still leaves Black with easy development} Bf5 8. Bd3 Bxd3 {The exchange of light bishops further eases Black's game and here I was completely at ease} 9. Qxd3 e6 10. O-O {Black should have no problems} (10. Bf4 Be7 (10... Bd6 11. Bxd6 Qxd6 12. O-O O-O 13. Rad1 Rfd8 14. a3 a5 15. Rfe1 a4 16. Ne5 Qc7 17. Qe2 Rd5 18. c3 Rad8 19. Rd3 c5 20. dxc5 Qxc5 21. Red1 h6 { 0-1 (112) Romanenko,V (2486)-Stripunsky,A (2566) ICC INT 2012}) 11. O-O O-O 12. a4 {This is a harmless plan} c5 {The standard central break assures Black of equality} 13. Rfd1 cxd4 14. Nxd4 Rc8 15. c3 a6 {Black does nothing special} 16. Qc2 Nd5 17. Bg3 Bd6 {Further simplification is useful} 18. Bxd6 Qxd6 19. Rd2 Qc7 {The queen cannot remain on the d-file due to the rook xray} 20. Rad1 Nf6 { A slightly surprising retreat to secure the kingside} 21. Nf3 h6 {Another useful move to prevent Ng5} 22. Rd4 Rfe8 (22... Rfd8 {Challenging the d-file is a normal plan but this would lead to inevitable exchanges and less winning chances}) 23. Qb3 b6 24. Qa3 {a4-a5 is one idea which Black immediately stops} a5 {The b5 hole is ugly and Black must be careful about White transferrring his knight there} 25. Qd6 Nd5 26. Qxc7 Rxc7 {The ending is fine for Black has the queenside majority is already restrained} 27. c4 Nb4 28. b3 Na6 { A key regrouping to send the knight to c5} 29. Rd8 Rxd8 30. Rxd8+ Kh7 31. Rd6 Rb7 32. Nd2 Nc5 {Black has the better knight and the better structure but for now has the passive rook} 33. Kf1 Kg6 {Black gets his king into a more dominating position than his counterpart which allows him to dominate the position} 34. Ke2 Kf6 35. Kd1 Ke5 36. Rd8 Rd7 {Forcing the exchange of the passive rook for the active Rd8 helps Black completely take over} 37. Rxd7 Nxd7 38. Kc2 Nc5 {The knight returns and Black is able to grind out a win} 39. Kc3 Na6 40. Nf3+ Ke4 41. Nd2+ Ke5 42. Nf3+ Kd6 43. Nd4 g6 {Covering f5 is important as Black prepares to advance ..e5 and the kingside majority} 44. f3 f5 45. Nb5+ Ke5 46. g3 f4 47. g4 Nc5 48. Na7 Kd6 49. Nc8+ Kc7 50. Ne7 g5 51. Ng6 Kd6 52. h4 e5 53. hxg5 hxg5 54. Nf8 e4 55. fxe4 Nxe4+ 56. Kd4 Nf6 57. Kd3 Nxg4 58. Nh7 Ne5+ 59. Ke4 f3 60. Ke3 g4 61. Kd4 {0-1 (61) Haugli,P (2261) -Hillarp Persson,T (2552) Oslo NOR 2015 A nice ending and a good example of typical play in the middlegame}) 10... Qc7 ({Relevant:} 10... Be7 11. Bg5 (11. c4 {An ambitious idea} O-O 12. b3 c5 {Fully exploiting the loose Qd3 to clear out the centre} (12... a5 {Seems possible but Karpov manages without this idea} ) 13. Bb2 cxd4 14. Bxd4 Bc5 15. Rfd1 Bxd4 16. Qxd4 Qe7 {Not the perfect time to exchange queens} 17. Qd6 {Pressing the issue} Qxd6 18. Rxd6 Rfd8 { Simplification is the key} 19. Rad1 Rxd6 20. Rxd6 Kf8 {The main idea of this ending is that Black does not fear White's queenside majority} 21. Kf1 Ke7 22. Rd4 Rc8 {Black is careful NOT to trade off the last rooks, which he needs to generate counterplay and restrain the queenside majority} 23. Ke2 Nd7 24. Ke3 Nf6 25. Ne5 {½-½ (25) Spassky,B (2548)-Karpov,A (2674) Mainz 2005 Neither side can realistically make any progress}) 11... h6 {A useful challenge which loses no time} (11... O-O 12. Rad1 Nd5 {Trading bishops helps Black} 13. Bxe7 Nxe7 {Not obvious why the strong knight should retreat} 14. Rfe1 Qa5 15. Qb3 Qc7 {Black sits tight and does nothing clever} 16. c3 Rad8 17. Ne5 Ng6 {OK the knight's job was to challenge this centralization} 18. Nxg6 hxg6 {The doubled g-pawns are not a problem} 19. c4 Rfe8 {A useful waiting move so that Black will be ready for anything} 20. d5 exd5 21. Rxe8+ Rxe8 22. cxd5 cxd5 23. Qxd5 {Neither side can make progress after the centre is cleared} Kh7 24. Qf3 Kg8 25. Qd5 Kh7 26. Qf3 Kg8 27. Qd5 {1/2-1/2 (27) Rozentalis,E (2615)-Kamsky,G (2681) Bilbao 2014}) 12. Bxf6 Bxf6 {The bishop is useful to pressure the pawn centre and the minor piece imbalance gives mutual chances} 13. c3 O-O 14. Rfe1 (14. Qe2 Qd5 15. Rfe1 Rfd8 16. a3 c5 17. dxc5 Qxc5 18. Rad1 Qb6 19. Nh2 Qb3 20. Ng4 Bg5 21. Ne5 Rac8 22. g3 Rc5 23. Rxd8+ Bxd8 24. Rd1 Be7 25. Nf3 Rd5 26. Rxd5 Qxd5 27. c4 Qc6 28. Qd3 g6 29. b4 h5 {1/2-1/2 (29) Ramiro Ovejero,J (2368)-Burmakin,V (2577) La Roda 2013}) 14... Qd5 {Thematic centralization. Attacking the a-pawn freezes the Ra1, although only temporarily } (14... Qa5) 15. Qc2 {This retreat costs time and does nothing while Ra1 still waits to be deployed} Rfd8 16. Qa4 {White commits more time to queen moves to allow Ra1 to move} a5 {Preparing ..b5 to gain useful space with tempo. This shows Qa4 to be a target rather than a well-placed piece} 17. Qb3 a4 18. Qxd5 Rxd5 (18... cxd5 {Also possible but leaves the structure slightly less flexible} 19. a3 {Now Black cannot break through on the queenside with ..b5-b4 so White will be fine}) 19. a3 {Stops ..a3 but Black remains with useful pawn play on the queenside} Rad8 20. Kf1 Kf8 {Improving the king is useful all endgames} 21. Re2 Ke7 22. Ke1 Kd7 {Continuing the march to the kingside} 23. Rd1 Kc7 24. Rdd2 {White commits to a waiting defence} Kb6 25. Kd1 c5 {Black must make a pawn break to make progress. The hope is to extend the range of Bf6 to hit the remaining queenside pawns} 26. dxc5+ Kxc5 27. Kc2 b5 {Fixing the White queenside pawns on dark squares} 28. Rxd5+ Rxd5 29. Nd2 { Threatening Ne4+ and trading down to a rook ending} Kc6 30. Re4 h5 {Stopping Rg4} 31. c4 Rc5 32. Kd3 bxc4+ 33. Nxc4 Rb5 34. Nd2 Rd5+ 35. Kc2 Bd4 36. Nf3 ( 36. f3) 36... Bxf2 37. Rxa4 e5 {The bishop can play on both wings so Black has the better practical chances} 38. Re4 Bg3 39. b4 f5 40. Re3 h4 {Fixing the kingside. One open is ..e4 followed by ..g5-g4} 41. Rc3+ Kb7 {0-1 (41) Nina,M (2348)-Granda Zuniga,J (2641) Arequipa 2003 A nice ending}) 11. Rd1 (11. c4 Rd8 12. Qe2 Be7 13. b3 O-O 14. Bb2 Rfe8 {Useful centralization} 15. Rad1 Nd7 { Preparing ..Bf6 to challenge Bb2} 16. Rd3 Bf6 17. Rfd1 c5 {The standard plan is to clear out the centre} 18. Qd2 cxd4 19. Bxd4 Nc5 20. Bxc5 Rxd3 21. Qxd3 Qxc5 22. Qd7 Rb8 {A temporary inconvenience. Black has no weaknesses so is fine} 23. Qd6 Qxd6 24. Rxd6 Kf8 {The king is centralized to secure all d-file infiltration points} 25. Kf1 Ke7 26. Rd3 h5 {Useful kingside space gain} 27. Ke2 Rc8 {Activating the rook to restrain the queenside majority} 28. Nd2 Rd8 29. Rxd8 Kxd8 30. Kd3 Kc7 {Black is well placed to neutralize the queenside majority} 31. c5 Kc6 32. Kc4 b6 33. cxb6 Kxb6 34. b4 a6 35. a4 Be7 { Black can easily blockade any queenside passer and can advance the kingside majority for counterplay} 36. Ne4 Kc6 37. b5+ axb5+ 38. axb5+ Kb6 39. g4 hxg4 40. hxg4 {The gets closer with each exchange of pawns} f5 41. gxf5 exf5 42. Nc3 Bh4 43. Nd5+ Kb7 44. f3 g5 {1/2-1/2 (44) Spassky,B (2548)-Heuser,P (2116) Bonn 2007}) 11... Be7 {Black aims for solid development only. The right plan is .. 0-0 and clear the centre by preparing ..c5} (11... h6 {Is unnecessary}) (11... Bd6 {Also plausible}) 12. c4 O-O 13. b3 Rfd8 {Black should be fine with sensible play but I lost the thread of the position later} (13... a5 {Hitting the queenside pawns is a typical plan}) (13... Rad8 {White has a typical slight edge that should come to nothing}) 14. Qe2 {Useful to get the queen off the d-file to avoid any tactics. Here I was happy with my position but at the same time did not have a clear idea of what the right plan was. White chose a harmless sideline and inviting me to make sensible moves with a decent plan which I failed to do. The cause was a lack of common 'Caro-Kann sense' stemming from only a superficial knowlede of ideas. Hopefully the notes to this game rectify this situation} a5 {A natural move which hopes for counterplay with ..a4, however in hindsight I do not think it is urgent and alternatives should have been more deeply considered} (14... Nd7 {Preparing .. Nf6 is also a worthy plan see Spassky-Heuser}) (14... c5 {Clearing out the centre is a more thematic plan} 15. Bb2 cxd4 16. Bxd4 Nd7 {White cannot achieve much after ..Bf6 challengings Bb2} (16... Bc5 17. Qe3 (17. Bxf6 gxf6 $11) (17. Be5 Qc6 (17... Qb6)) 17... b6 (17... Bxd4 18. Rxd4 Rxd4 19. Qxd4 a6 20. Rd1 Rc8 21. Ne5 h5 (21... h6 22. b4) 22. b4 b5 23. c5 Nd5 24. a3 a5 25. Nd3) 18. Bxc5 bxc5 19. Ne5 Rac8 20. Rxd8+ Rxd8 21. Re1) 17. Rd3 (17. Rd2 a6 18. Rad1 Rac8 19. Bb2) 17... a6 (17... a5 18. Rad1 a4 19. Ne5 Nf6) 18. Rad1 Rac8 19. Ne5 Nxe5 20. Bxe5 Qc5 (20... Qc6 21. Qg4 g6 $14) 21. Rxd8+ {White has a temporary initiative only} Rxd8 22. Rxd8+ Bxd8 23. Qd3 (23. Bc3 Ba5 24. Bxa5 Qxa5 25. Qf3 {The queen ending requires some care but should be a draw} Qc7 26. a3 Kf8 27. Qe4 Qd7 28. b4 Qd1+ 29. Kh2 Qd2 30. Qe5 g5 31. Qf6 Ke8 32. g3 h6 33. Kg2 Qd3) 23... Bc7 24. Bc3 (24. Bxc7 Qxc7 25. b4) 24... Qc6 (24... h5) 25. b4 g6 {Black must still be careful} (25... h6) (25... f6 26. g3) 26. a3 (26. h4 Kf8 27. g3 $11) (26. Qd4 e5 27. Qh4 f5 28. Qe7 Qxc4 29. Bxe5 Bxe5 30. Qe8+ Kg7 31. Qxe5+ Kf7) 26... f5 27. c5 Kf7) 15. a4 {This came quickly but now I had problems finding a plan i liked} c5 {The key will be to liquidate the centre and get the knight to c5} (15... h6 16. Bb2 Rac8 17. Rd3) (15... Rac8 { A combination of useful development, waiting and preparation for ..c5} 16. Bb2 Nd7 17. Rd3 b6) (15... Nd7 {Preparing ..Bf6 with pressure on the centre} 16. Rd3 Bf6 17. Ba3 c5 (17... Rab8) 18. Rad1 b6 19. Qe4 Rac8) (15... b6 { This makes the queenside rather static} 16. Bb2 Rac8 (16... Nd7) 17. Ne5 Nd7 18. f4 Nf8) (15... b5 {Fails as a positional pawn sacrifice} 16. axb5 (16. cxb5 cxb5 17. Qxb5 Nd5 18. Bd2 f6 19. Rdc1 Qd7 20. Qe2) 16... cxb5 17. cxb5 Qb6) 16. Be3 {The bishop should be on the long diagonal but Black fails to exploit this} (16. Bb2 cxd4 {Liquidating the centre is a key idea} 17. Nxd4 (17. Bxd4 Nd7 18. Qe3 Rac8) 17... Bc5 (17... h6) 18. Rd3 Qb6 19. Rad1 h6) 16... b6 {Black needed a sense of strategic urgency but I did not see any danger} (16... Ne4 {Getting the knight to c5 is a good plan} 17. Rac1 (17. Qc2 cxd4 18. Nxd4 Nc5) 17... b6 18. Rd3 cxd4 19. Bxd4 Nc5 20. Bxc5 Qxc5 21. Rcd1 Rxd3 22. Qxd3 g6 23. Qe4 Rd8) (16... cxd4 {Clearing the centre remains a good plan} 17. Nxd4 (17. Bxd4 Nd7 18. Ne5 ( 18. Qe3 Rac8 19. Ne5 Nc5 20. Rab1 b6) 18... Nc5) 17... Nd7 18. Nb5 Qc6 19. Rd3 Nc5 20. Bxc5 Qxc5 (20... Bxc5) 21. Rad1 Rxd3 22. Qxd3 Qb6 ( 22... Qc6 23. Qc3 b6 24. Qd4 g6) 23. Qd7 Rd8 24. Qxd8+ Qxd8 25. Rxd8+ Bxd8 $11) 17. Rd3 {Here I just did not feel the position} h6 {Routine and unnecessary} (17... cxd4 {Liquidating the pawn centre is the priority but I was afraid of leaving a weak b6-pawn and a hole on b5. As a result I made a superficial and poor strategic decision in this quiet looking position} 18. Nxd4 (18. Bxd4 Nd7 19. Rad1 Nc5 20. Bxc5 Rxd3 21. Qxd3 Qxc5) 18... Rd7 19. Rad1 Rad8 20. Qf3 h6 21. Nb5 Rxd3 22. Rxd3 Qb8) 18. Rad1 {After a sensible think, I made a simple blunder} Ne4 { This is a clear blunder. I was too focused on securing c5 and just missed the obvious reply. The knight is floating in the centre and I only consided dxc5 ideas. This shows a complete unawareness of my opponents obvious tactical resources and some deficiencies in my traning method and blunder check routine during a game. All these issues must be addressed} (18... Rab8 {Does nothing useful} 19. Ne5) (18... Bd6 {Is pointless} 19. dxc5 bxc5 20. Bc1 Be7) 19. Bxh6 {Not that hard to see this way of hitting the floating Ne4} Nxf2 20. Qxf2 gxh6 21. Ne5 { White also misplays the attack} (21. d5) (21. Qd2) 21... Bd6 {Loses quickly. Here I did not defend well and missed a chance to considerably stiffen the defences. Again this lack of resourcfulness in defence must be addressed in later training} (21... Bg5 {Offered way more resistance by blocking the g-file} 22. Nf3 {Retreating the knight to attack the strong defensive bishop also anticipates ..cxd4 which would undermine Ne5} (22. h4 Rxd4 {Black gains time for defence as the Ne5 is undermined and White must lose time doing something about the hanging knight}) (22. Qg3 Rxd4 23. Rxd4 cxd4 24. h4 f6 {Both minor pieces are under attack which gives Black time to mount a sucessful defence} 25. Re1 Rf8 26. hxg5 fxe5 27. gxh6+ Kh7 28. Qd3+ Kh8 29. Qg6 Qf7 30. Qxf7 Rxf7 31. Rxe5 d3 32. Rxe6 Rd7 33. Re1 d2 34. Rd1 Kh7 $1 35. Kf2 Rd3 36. Ke2 Rxb3 37. Rxd2 Kxh6) (22. Rf1 Rxd4 23. Rxd4 cxd4 24. Qxf7+ Qxf7 25. Rxf7 Rd8 26. Rf3 Kg7 27. Kf2 Bf6 28. Ng4 (28. Nd3) 28... Rf8 29. Ke2 e5 30. Kd3 h5 31. Nf2 Bh4 32. Rxf8 Kxf8 33. Ne4 Kf7) 22... Bf6 23. d5 exd5 24. Nh4 Qe5 25. cxd5 Bxh4 26. Qxh4 Rd6 27. Re1 Qf6 28. Qe4 { Black is suffering but is not lost}) 22. Qf6 Bxe5 23. dxe5 Rxd3 24. Rxd3 Kh7 25. Rf3 Rf8 26. Rf4 Qd7 27. Rh4 Qd1+ 28. Kh2 Qd2 29. Rg4 {The main error types in this game -poor knowledge of standard plans in a harmless sideline. This shows inadequate preparation -failure to see obvious tactical shots(Bxh6 easy to see) -failure to defend optimally when given a chance(21..Bg5 hard to see) My calculation skills were inadequate and gave away the game} 1-0
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