November 14 win


This was at the Des Moines Classic


I am playing black:

1.d4 d5 2. c4 c6 (this opening is common in higher level play since it is more controlled on both sides and can change from one game to another like that.) 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 (I had to be ready for any threats on my h7 square since that move can be attacked by a bishop supported by the queen if I do not have a knight and make me down a pawn) 6.Ne5 (Strange...)


6...Be7 7.Nxd7 Bxd7 (he was a bit rushy) 8.e3 0-0 9.Qc2 (starting any threats that may be coming) 9...Rc8 (wanting to get ready for if I attacked his queenside) 10.h4 h6 (This did double for me since I wanted to move that any way and I did not want him to take it later, but if I took the bishop I had to keep a weak h7 if we did do a sac trade; he also took 20 minutes on this next move) 11.Bxf6? (The piece was safe since he would have a direct attack at my king if I did capture his Bishop, but it did not hinder him as much as some possiblities) 11...Bxf6 12.h5 b5 (I try to attack his queenside now)13.c5

e5 14.0-0-0 (Not careful about Queenside threats) 14...exd4 15.exd4 Bg5+ 16.Kb1 Qf6 (creating new threats and but it was a bad one) 17.Bd3 Rfe8 (now he is having a weak opening since the rook is unapposed and there is no other piece in the file) 18.g3 Qd8 19.f4 Bf6 20.Rhg1 20...Bg4 (yet again doing 2 jobs and become useful) 21.Rde1 Bxd4 (do not take an opposing rook if it is defended with your rook since you lose control of the file) 22.Rxe8+ Qxe8 23.Bf5 Bxf5 24.Qxf5 (cannot move my queen far at the moment) 24...Bxg1 (Forgetting the rook pretty much ended the game but it is fun how this ended) 25.g4 b4 (giving me a square to get the queens off the board since you want to keep the most pressure with less pieces at this time.) 26.Ne2 Bxc5 (I cannot take the Knight with out losing the rook and I had the save the Bishop) 27.g5 Qe4+ (Finally forcing a trade to make sure he cannot comeback) 28.Qxe4 dxe4 29.White Resigns.

A fun game which at the tournament I went 3-1; losing with a touch ruling (but it still may have been a loss since he was 300-400 points higher than me (in a u1600 reserve))

Tell me if I have some obvious annotation since I posted this on a Facebook so some of them might have missed and we are trying to get more people into chess at our club.