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Oct 11, 2017, 2:34 PM 0
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd75. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. Ne2 cxd4 8. cxd4f6 9. exf6 Nxf6 10. Nf3 Bd6 11. O-O Qc712. Bg5 O-O 13. Bh4 Nh5 14. Qc2 h615. Bh7+ Kh8 16. Bg6 Rxf3 17. Bxh5 Rf518. Bg4 Bxh2+ 19. Kh1 Bd6 20. Bxf5exf5 21. Rae1 Qf7 22. Bg3 Bb4The opening has gone precisely according to plan. I even covered all this in my DVD - 'Killer French' - some 5-6 years ago!23. Rd1 Bd7 24. a3 Ba5 25. b4 Bb6For the exchange I have pressure against White's weakened pawn on d4 and long term attacking possibilites against the White king. This is especially true now that it is lacking a pawn on h2 to defend it. 26. Rfe1 Re8 27. Nf4?!A very imaginative move, showing some clear talent from my young opponent. It was not clear what move White could have actually played, this move changes the nature of the game, but gives White an initiative.(27. Kg1 Re4 28. f3) 27... Rxe1+ 28. Rxe1 g5 29. Qd2!?The point behind White's idea. White sacrifices a piece to make my king a bit more open.(29. Nd3 f4looked very nice for me. For example, 30. Bh2 Bf5 31. Qd2) 29... gxf4 30. Bxf4 Kh7 31. a4(31. Re3Can be met with 31... Bxd4(31... Nxd4 32. Bxh6 f4 33. Bxf4 Bf5)32. Rh3 h5) 31... a5?!A silly move as my light square bishop now has no potential to ever develop on the queenside.(31... a6!was much better, as now my light square bishop can pop out to a4 or b5 later on.) 32. b5 Ne7 33. Bxh6 Ng6 34. Bf4 Qg735. Rc1 Nh4 36. Bg5 Ng6 37. Rc3 Bxd438. Rc7?!(38. Rd3!would have left me in trouble.) 38... Be5 39. Rxb7 Bd6 40. Be3 f441. Bd4 Qe7 42. Kg1 Kh6 43. Bc3Qf7Around this point I realised that I had 30 minutes to finish and rush to get my plane home... An important lesson to learn, never travel on the same day as you're last round! 44. Qd3!With the idea of Qh3+! 44... Bb4 45. Bxb4?Silly, letting me back in th game.(45. Qh3+ Bxh3 46. Rxf7 Bxc3 47. gxh3) 45... axb4 46. a5 Qf5 47. Qb3 f348. Qe3+?(48. a6 Qg4 49. Qe3+ Nf4 50. g3) 48... Kh5 49. a6 Ne5! 50. Rc7I now saw the prospect of getting a number of Queens, so got excited and rushed. In the process missing two winning moves...(50. a7 Qb1+ 51. Kh2 Ng4+) 50... b3??(50... Ng4!Winning)(50... d4!Winning! 51. Qxd4 fxg2) 51. a7 b2 52. a8=Q

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