#14, 15, 16 Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

#14 Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

Chess960 start position: 94 (NNRKRBBQ)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/UBXyo53fagx4


1. f4 (Before the first move we usually check if any pawns are undefended and if yes, can they actually be attacked right away. If possible, attack on them is usually a good choice. However, in this particular case, the move 1.f4 may possibly have a drawback in a sense that the pawn on f4 is also unprotected. Another attacking move 1.g3 was possibly safer, but not necessarily better.)

1… Nc6 (I’ve been thinking here about very sharp move 1…g5!? and then, for example, 2.fxg5 Qb2 3.Nc3,etc., but since it was my very first game on lichess, I somehow decided to play more safely.)

2. g3 Nb6 3. Nb3 Na4?! (With the obvious idea -after white will castle- to either force white to play c2-c3(?), blocking the b1-knight, or after Nc3 to somewhat spoil white’s pawn structure. However, this isn’t realistic, so the move 3…Na4 is too active-instead black should just continue his development. For example 3…0-0-0 or 3…g6.)

4. O-O-O O-O-O (Originally, I was intending to play here 4…g5? 5.Nc3Nc3 6.dc3gf4??, but then it suddenly striked me: there follows 7.Rd7!!Kd7 8.Qd5mate.)

5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 g5 (Playing in “Benko gambit style”. I didn’t want to have somewhat passive position in case of 6…g6.)

7. e4?! (White plays for the space advantage in the center, but this gives black some counter-play on the king-side. Accepting the gambit was probably better; 7.fg5h6 8.gh6Bh6 9.Kb1f5 10.e4!? and it doesn’t look like black has sufficient compensation for his pawn by means of having more central pawns, since white’s pieces are very active.)

7… gxf4 8. gxf4 Bh6 9. Be3 e5 (Taking over the control on the dark squares.)

10. Qf3 (Here I was pretty happy with the fact that I can win a pawn, but I didn’t sense the danger yet.)

10… Bxf4 (After 10…ef4 11.Bd4 with unclear play.)

11. Bxf4 Qf6 12. Kb1 Qxf4?! (In fact, here it was better to play 12…ef4-not misplacing black’s queen and having the option to attack white’s queen with Ne5-, even though the pawn on f4 cannot really be kept and with his bishop closed on g8 black cannot be better: 13.Qf2Kb8 14.Bd3Ne5 15.Rf1f3 16.Nd4, etc.)

13. Qd3 f5?! (Had I known what awaits me, I would certainly play the move 13…d6, but even here white has some annoying initiative after 14.Qh3Kb8 15.Bb5 or 14…f5 15.ef5,etc.)

14. Nc5! (That is what I’ve had totally underestimated. Now what? The threat is 15.Qb5b6 16.Qa6Kb8 17.Qb7mate, and 14…d6?? doesn’t work because of 15.Nb7! and black can resign. And since 14…a6?! still doesn’t threat 15…d6 (Because of 16.Nb7), but only weakens black’s castling position, I’ve finally decided to retreat with my knight to its initial square.)

game14a Position after 14. Nc5!








14… Nb8 15. Bh3 b6 16. Na6 fxe4 17. Rxe4 Qf7 18. b3 (During the game I was much more afraid of the move 18.Ra4-attacking and defending at the same time.)

18… Nc6 (What could be more natural than this move, one may ask. And yet, 18…Kb7 was better.)

19. Nxc7? (An incorrect sacrifice; during the game I already considered my position to be lost in case of 19.Qb5-I’ve seen the variation 19…Qf3?? 20.Qc6Qd1 21.Kb2Qd6 22.Qa8mate. With 19…Qf6 black can probably hold, but a serious alternative for white is the move 19.Ra4, attacking with many, many pieces.)

19… Kxc7 20. Qd6+ Kb7 21. Ra4 (In case of 21.Bd7(?) I actually intended to play 21…Qd7? 22.Qd7Rd7 23.Rd7Kb8 which is hard to win for black, if possible at all. But instead, after 21…Nb8! (Playing this knight to b8 for the second time in the game!) black wins on the spot.)

21… Qe7 22. Qd3 d5 23. Qa6+ Kb8 24. Bf1 Qb7 25. Qe2 e4 26. Qh5 e3 27. Ba6 Qc7 28. Bb5 Re7 29. Qh4 e2 30. Re1 Rde8 31. Qh5 Re5 32. Qf3 Qd6 33. Rxe2 Rxe2 34. Bxe2 Rf8 35. Qh5 Qe5 36. Kb2 Qxh5 37. Bxh5 Rf2 38. Rg4 Be6 39. Rg7 Bf5 40. Bd1 Rxh2 { White resigns } 0-1

(Annotations: Jan Gombac)



#15 Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250 vs Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132

Chess960 start position: 381 (NRKBRNBQ)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/6pZiHClr8SPE


1. f4 Nb6 2. g3 g6 3. Nb3 e5 4. e4 exf4 5. gxf4 Bh4?! 6. Ng3 f5 7. e5 Bxb3 8. axb3 Ne6 9. Rf1 g5?? 10. Nxf5 gxf4 11. Nxh4 Qxe5 12. Ra1 a6 13. Bxb6 cxb6 14. Ra4 d5 15. Bg4 Kd8 16. Bxe6 Rxe6 17. Raxf4 { Black resigns } 1-0



#16 Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

Chess960 start position: 734 (RKNQNBBR)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/1d9gLLf60IQy


1. Nf3 g6 2. e4 d5 3. e5 f6 4. d4 Be6 5. Nd3 Bg4 6. h3 Bxf3 7. Qxf3 e6 8. Bh2 f5 9. g4 Ng7 10. O-O-O Nb6 11. Nc5 Nd7 12. Nxd7+ Qxd7 13. Bd3 Be7 14. c4 O-O 15. cxd5 exd5 16. Qe2 a5 17. gxf5 Nxf5 18. Bxf5 Qxf5 19. f4 a4 20. Qc2 a3 21. Qxf5 axb2+ 22. Kxb2 Rxf5 23. Rd3 Ra4 24. Rc1 Bd8 25. Kb3 Ra6 26. Rc5 c6 27. Rc2 Kf7 28. Rb2 Ke6 29. Kc2 Rf7 30. Rdb3 Ra7 31. Kd3 b5 32. Rc2 Ra6 33. Ke3 Rfa7 34. Kf3 Kd7 35. Rbc3 Ra3 36. Rxa3 Rxa3+ 37. Kg4 h5# { White is checkmated } 0-1



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