[Event "BTCh 6-board 2019-20"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2020.02.10"]
[Round "6.4"]
[White "Nagy, G."]
[Black "Yip, M."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D82"]
[WhiteElo "1825"]
[BlackElo "1988"]
[Annotator "Yip"]
[PlyCount "64"]
[SourceVersionDate "2004.05.16"]
[WhiteTeam "UKSE"]
[BlackTeam "MTK"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. Rc1 (6. dxc5 {This capture
is more normal} Qa5 7. Rc1 Ne4 {Puts pressure on the pinned Nc3} 8. cxd5 Nxc3
9. Qd2 Qxa2 10. bxc3 Qa5 11. Nf3 Nd7 12. Bc4 Nxc5 13. O-O O-O 14. Be5 Bxe5 15.
Nxe5 f6 16. Ra1 Qb6 17. Nf3 Kh8 18. Qd4 Qc7 {0-1 (59) Fridman,D (2638)
-Nepomniachtchi,I (2775) Dortmund GER 2019}) 6... cxd4 7. exd4 O-O 8. Nf3 Nc6
9. Be2 {} dxc4 {The tempo gaining plan is a superficial idea that gets
nothing} (9... Bg4 10. O-O (10. c5 {The clamp is an unconvincing plan} Ne4
$132 (10... Rc8)) 10... dxc4 11. d5 Bxf3 12. Bxf3 Nb4) (9... Be6)
10. Bxc4 Bg4 ({Relevant:} 10... Na5 11. Be2 Be6 12. O-O Rc8 13. Qa4 a6 14. h3
Nc4 15. b4 Nd5 16. Nxd5 Qxd5 17. Bxc4 Rxc4 18. Rxc4 Qxc4 19. a3 Bxd4 20. Nxd4
Qxd4 21. Be3 Qe4 22. Bc5 Rd8 23. f3 Qe2 24. Rf2 Qd1+ 25. Qxd1 Rxd1+ 26. Rf1 Rd7
27. a4 f6 28. Re1 Kf7 29. a5 g5 30. Re4 Bd5 31. Rd4 e5 32. Rd2 Ke6 33. Kf2 h5
34. Bb6 h4 35. Bc5 f5 36. Be3 Rg7 37. Rc2 g4 38. hxg4 fxg4 39. Rc8 Bc6 40. Rh8
{Moccero,E (1933)-Martins,C (2238) Sao Paulo 2019 0-1}) (10... a6 11. d5 Na5
12. Be2 b5) 11. d5 Nb4 {Black has an ok position, things are not as
bad as I had previous thought} (11... Bxf3 12. Qxf3 Nd4 13. Qd1 Nd7 {Persoons,
B (1772)-Mirumian,V (2521) Brasschaat 2012} 14. O-O Rc8 15. Bb3 Nc5 16. Bc4 e5
17. dxe6 Ncxe6 18. Bxe6 Nxe6 19. Be3 Nd4) (11... Nh5 12. Be3 Bxf3 13.
Qxf3 Bxc3+ 14. Rxc3 Ne5 15. Qe4 Nxc4 16. Qxc4 Nf6 17. Rd3 Rc8 18. Qb5 Ng4
19. O-O Qd6 20. g3 Nxe3 21. Rxe3 Rc7 22. Rfe1 Rfc8) 12. O-O Rc8 {} (
12... Qd7 13. Ne5 (13. a3 Qf5 14. Bg3 b5 15. Nd4 Qh5 16. f3 Bd7 17. axb4
bxc4 18. Nc6 e6 19. Qd4 Rfe8) (13. Re1 Rac8 14. Bb3 Rfd8) (13. d6 exd6
14. h3 Rfc8 15. Bxf7+ Qxf7 16. hxg4 Nxa2 17. Nxa2 Qxa2 18. Qxd6 Rxc1 19. Rxc1
Qd5 20. Qxd5+ Nxd5 21. Be5 Bxe5 22. Nxe5 Re8 23. Nd3 g5) 13... Bxd1 14.
Nxd7 Nxd7 15. Rfxd1 Rfd8 16. Bf1 Nb6 17. d6 exd6 18. Rxd6 Rxd6 19. Bxd6 Nc6 20.
Bf4) 13. Bb3 ({Predecessor:} 13. Qb3 {1/2-1/2 (38) Lamblin,J (1763)
-Mohammad,F (1932) Maribor 2012} Na6 14. Rfd1 Nc5 15. Qa3 Nce4 16. Be2 Nxc3 17.
bxc3 Ne4 18. c4 Qb6) 13... Qa5 { This is a clear mistake in the
name of development. Black is in trouble now} (13... Bf5 14. Ne1 a5) 14.
Re1 (14. h3 Bf5 15. Ne5 Rxc3 {Giving up the exchange immediately is best}
16. Rxc3 Nfxd5 17. Bxd5 Nxd5 18. Ra3 Qd8 19. Bh2) 14... Rfe8 {
One mistake follows another as Black does not understand the needs of the
position} (14... Rcd8 15. h3 Bxf3 16. Qxf3 Nfxd5 17. Nxd5 Nxd5 18. Bxd5 Qxd5
19. Qxd5 Rxd5 20. Rxe7 Ra5 21. Rc2 Rxa2 22. Rxb7 a5) 15. a3 (15. h3 Bxf3
16. Qxf3 Na6) 15... Na6 {Here I knew the tide turned against me as the
Na6 is poorly placed and needs another tempo at least to be regrouped and in
the mean time Black has nothing to compensate for the lack of central space.
The d-pawn cramps Black down and fixes the e-pawn as a target and Black can
only suffer} 16. h3 Bxf3 17. Qxf3 {White has gained the bishop pair for
nothing. Defending a bad position requires a suspension of reality. Black must
simply find useful moves that do not make matters worse and give White a
chance to go wrong} Nc5 {Black is trying to make some trouble but is
clearly the defender} 18. Ba2 {Threatening b2-b4 which forces Black into
making another defensive move} Qb6 {Making a counterthreat is a reasonable
idea in a bad position} (18... Qa6) (18... Ncd7) 19. b4 Ncd7 {} 20.
Na4 {Hitting the queen with tempo again seems reasonable but here White has
some options} (20. Qd3 a6 21. g4 {Threatening to undermine the d-pawn
with g4-g5} h6 22. Ne4 Nxe4 23. Qxe4) 20... Rxc1 {Taking off a pair of
rooks reduces White's attacking potential} (20... Qb5 21. Rxc8 Rxc8 22. Nc3 Qb6
$16) 21. Rxc1 Qb5 {Black is trying to make trouble without losing by
force but fails} (21... Qd4 {Is better but still bad} 22. Be3 (22. Rd1 Qe4
$14) 22... Qd3 23. Rc3 Qa6 24. Nc5 Nxc5 25. bxc5) 22. Nc5 {The knight gets
back into play and every White pieces is more active than its counterpart
(except for the queen perhaps)} (22. Bb3 {Also wins}) 22... Nb6 {
I overestimated my chances here. Attacking the d-pawn at least keeps White
busy and gives him a practical problem to solve} 23. d6 {This should
still win but loses some of the advantage} (23. Bb3) (23. Bd2) 23...
exd6 {Now the Re8 gets some freedom and Black has some minor activity} 24.
Nxb7 {Missing an easy win gives Black survival hopes} (24. Qxb7 {
Wins quite easily. The big threat is on f7 but d6 and a7 are also attacked} d5
(24... dxc5 25. Bxf7+ Kh8 (25... Kf8 26. Bd6+ Re7 27. Qxe7#) 26. Bxe8
Qxe8 27. bxc5 Nc8 28. Rd1 (28. Be3)) 25. Qxa7) 24... Qe2 {
Attacking the loose Ba2 and also offering a chance for White to bail into an
ending} 25. Nxd6 {White should still win. White keeps on eating at the buffet}
Qxa2 {The only move} 26. Nxe8 {White must keep capturing} Nxe8 { White
has played well enough to win but now fails to kill me. Black has too passive
knights for the R+P but the queenside majority is not a factor yet and White
does not have a coordinated attack to kill me on the kingside yet. The answer
though is attacking Black's weak queenside} 27. Re1 {Going for the kill
tosses away the win} (27. Bb8 {Simply attacking the weak a-pawn would have
stretched the defences out for an easy win} Nd5 (27... Qe6 28. Bxa7) 28. g4
Ndf6 29. Rc8 Bf8 30. Kg2) 27... Nf6 {The knight gets back into play and
White must still find a way to get coordinated} 28. Qc6 {Black is back in
the game now} (28. Bb8 {Pressing the queenside is again the answer but is far
less effective now} a6 29. Qd3 Nbd7 30. Bd6 Nf8 31. Bc5) 28... Qxa3 {
} 29. Re8+ {Is an unsound combinaton} (29. Re7 Qxb4 30. Bd6 Qb1+ 31. Kh2
h5) 29... Nxe8 30. Qxe8+ Bf8 {} 31. Bd6 {Oddly enough I missed this
simple move} (31. Bh6 {Also loses and was the only move I saw when taking the
a-pawn} Qxb4) 31... Qc1+ {A game saving check allows the queen to get back
and win the game} (31... Nd7 {Also wins} 32. Qxd7 Qa1+ 33. Kh2 Qd4) 32. Kh2
Qc8 {Quite a bit of luck was on my side for this game. Black managed to pose
enough practical problems after getting a poor position from the early
middlegame. A good thing that games are not decided in the opĂ©ening but
clearly I have a long way to go before getting a reasonable grasp of the
Grunfeld} 0-1