[Event "GotM #62"] [Site "Ottawa"] [Date "2007.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Day, Lawrence A"] [Black "Sundar, Avinash"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B24"] [Annotator "Connaughton, Ken"] [PlyCount "53"] [EventDate "2007.??.??"] [EventCountry "CAN"] {[%evp 0,53,35,39,100,100,76,-4,65,14,6,-5,44,58,58,43,32,13,29,5,71,37,-3,2, 32,-15,-29,-29,51,72,72,40,186,70,337,171,203,89,169,203,206,175,397,398,595, 595,1177,1239,1239,1239,1307,1042,1042,1097,1097,891]} 1. e4 c5 {Sicilian Defense} 2. Nc3 {White choose a Closed Sicilian} Nc6 3. g3 {And the game goes into the 3.g3 complex within the Closed Sicilian} g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nh3 e6 6. d3 Nge7 7. O-O O-O 8. Be3 Nd4 {[#] Black gets a nice Knight on d4, cramping the White position somewhat.} 9. Qd2 d5 10. Bh6 {A nice coup for White forcing the exchange of the dark square Bishops.} e5 11. Bxg7 Kxg7 12. f4 {[#] Opening the position.} dxe4 13. Nxe4 Qc7 14. fxe5 Qxe5 15. Rae1 Qc7 {White has better pieces and seems to control the open files.} 16. Qg5 {And the attack begins in earnest.} Ne6 (16... Ng8) (16... Bxh3) (16... Nxc2 $2 17. Qf6+ Kg8 (17... Kh6 18. Rf4 {[%CAl Rf4h4]}) 18. Qh4 Nf5 19. Nf6+ Kg7 20. Qxh7+ Kxf6 $16 {[%CAl Rh3f4,Rg3g4]}) 17. Qf6+ Kg8 18. Qc3 {Retaining control of the long diagonal and making f6 available for the Knight.} Nd5 19. Qc4 {Forced off it now but still maintaining a central presence.} Rd8 {Holds the Knight on d5 but leaves f7 vulnerable.} 20. Neg5 {Black seems to be holding the position. He's under pressure but everything seems to be covered. From White's point of view, he has the initiative but it's not clear how to force the issue and make his advantage tell. A sacrifice at some point seems to be the way forward, however the sacrifice but must be chosen carefully. If material is given up and the resulting attack is not decisive, then there will be a price to pay later. Here White must identify the lynchpin in Black's defensive structure and take it out. Only that will justify the investment of a piece.} b5 21. Qh4 h5 { Closing the road on the h-file but the pressure is still on down the e and f-files.} 22. Nxf7 $3 {[#] And White now makes his move. f7 was holding everything. The attack moves to the next phase as White breaks through.} Rd7 { Offers to exchange Knights.} (22... Qxf7 23. Rxf7 Kxf7 24. Bxd5 Rxd5 25. Qe4 $18 {[%CAl Re4d5,Re4a8,Re4e6]}) 23. Rxe6 $1 Rxf7 24. Rxg6+ {White is winning tempi during the exchanges. This is what maintains and actually intensifies the power in the attack.} Kf8 (24... Rg7 25. Bxd5+ Be6 26. Bxe6+ Qf7 27. Rxg7+ Kxg7 28. Rxf7+ Kh8 29. Qf6+ Kg8 30. Qg7#) 25. Rxf7+ Kxf7 26. Bxd5+ Kxg6 27. Nf4+ {[#] And Black gives up.} (27. Nf4+ Kg7 28. Nxh5+ Kf8 29. Qf6+ Ke8 30. Bc6+ Qxc6 31. Qxc6+ $18) 1-0
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