Budapest Spring Festival round 9 game against Thrish Karthik | Sicilian defense

Budapest Spring Festival round 9 game against Thrish Karthik | Sicilian defense

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In the final round I wanted to win very much. I played the sicilian defense to unbalance the position. He played the closed system and put me under some pressure by his 2 bishops.

The middlegame was balanced until he missed my b5-b4 which undermind his d4 knight.

He sacrificed a pawn for activity and he overestimated his chances.

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He wanted to win in a worse position and missed a strong counter-attacking move which won me another pawn and the game:

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