Road to the Grandmaster title - Game 30 - Good start in the Spring Festival

Road to the Grandmaster title - Game 30 - Good start in the Spring Festival

attilaturzo
IM attilaturzo
Apr 10, 2019, 2:11 PM |
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Yesterday I started to play in a tournament, the Budapest Spring Festival. It is a very strong tourney with over 20 International Grandmasters. You can check the tourney at http://chess-results.com/tnr411068.aspx?lan=1&art=0&fed=ARM&turdet=YES&flag=30 

In the first round I played one of the best junior players from Armenia, Grandmaster Aram Hakobyan rated 2554.

After my last tourney I decided to add new openings to my repertoire and I used one of the new openings, the Ben-oni defense in this game.

The center was closed and I made the f5 advance to start an attack. He blocked the pawns, but gave me a passed pawn on e4 and space advantage on the kingside. 

After several exchanges I got a better endgame, where I made a mistake, I exchanged my last knight, which was better then his knight. After that my position only optically was better. I even sacrificed the exchange, but could not improve the situation and needed to settle for the draw:

You can watch the preparation for my games LIVE on twitch at https://twitch.tv/attilaturzo

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Have a great day! See you soon!