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Chicago Open Round 2

Chicago Open Round 2

May 27, 2013, 12:46 PM 4

So I figured I would paste some of my games from the Chicago Open.  This was by far the most frustrating game for me since I started off so well in the opening and felt like I could do nothing with all the tempos and advantages I had early on.  I was lucky this kid offered me a draw before I ran out of time.  This was a G/75.


[Date May 25 2013 Chicago Open Round 2]
[Result 1/2-1/2]
White: Daniel Renauer 1211
Black: Teja Jetty 917

[1.Nf3 d5 2.b3 { I figured I would try this b3 opening to throw this kid off his usual d4 opening prep. } 2...Nc6 3.Bb2 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Bb5 Bd7 { Already gaining a tempo } 6.O-O e6 7.c4 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Bc5 9.d4 { gaining another tempo } 9...Be7 10.Nc3 O-O 11.a3 { I was really worried about his knight or bishop coming to b4 and I was wanting to play Qc2 } 11...Na5 12.Bd3 { The analyzer said Be2 was better for me here } 12...Nc6 { At this point I figured now I have three tempos gained and I should be in good shape } 13.Qc2 h6 14.Rac1 Bd6 15.e4 Be7 { He saw the fork on e5 coming :( } 16.d5 exd5 17.exd5 Nb8 18.Rfe1 { The analyzer suggested Ne5 here } 18...c6 19.dxc6 { I figured I would have to lose the pawn and might as well exchange it } 19...Nxc6 20.Ne4 Nxe4 21.Rxe4 { Here is where I realized I made a mistake possibly and should have played Bxe4 } 21...Bf5 22.Re3 { I spent about fifteen minutes on this move :( } 22...Bxd3 23.Rxd3 Qc7 24.Re1 Rad8 25.Rde3 { I spent a lot of time on this move too :(  I felt there was probably a better option } 25...Bd6 26.Qc3 f6 27.Qc4+ Kh8 28.Qe4 Bf4 29.Rd3 Rfe8 { Here is where I was pondering on taking his two rooks for my queen wasting more valuable time  } 30.Qxe8+ Rxe8 31.Rxe8+ Kh7 32.g3 Qf7 33.Re1 Bc7 { At this point in time I had five minutes left on my clock and he offered me a draw. I glady accepted knowing that I would never be able to finish in five minutes on an analog clock.  He would have won easily with me in such time trouble so I dodged a real bullet this round. }

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