#35 Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132 vs Grabinsky, Aaron (NM) FIDE: 2337

#35 Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132 vs Grabinsky, Aaron (NM) FIDE: 2337

Chess960 start position: 304 (BBNQRKRN)

Time control: 15+5

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1. c4 Ng6 2. b3 {A good idea for white, like I mentioned in an earlier game, the bishops are strong.}

2… c5 3. Ng3 b6 4. d4?! {possibly premature. Maybe e3 and then d4, maintaining the pawn center. It’s not that big a deal, but I do have an extra pawn in the center now. (D & E for me vs E for white)}

4… cxd4 5. Bxd4 d6 {e6 might allow c5 for White, so d6 first.}

6. Be4!? {interesting decision by white. Makes sense though.}

Bxe4 7. Nxe4 e5 {This might look counter-intuitive, based on my now weak d6 pawn, but my potential center with e5 and f5 most likely makes up for that. There are similar positions in the
mainline Najdorf.}

8. Bb2 f5 9. Nc3 O-O 10. Nd5 {maybe Nd3 with idea of Nb4, clamping down on d5 is good. If I stop this with a5, then b5 is weak, as well as d5.}

10… Nce7 11. e3 Kh8! {This move is good in that I’m planning to rid myself of my weakness by playing Nxd5 Qxd5 Ne7 and d5. Notice Qxd5 is not check now.}

12. Ne2 {Maybe Nc3, simply retreating, is better. Then my knights are kind of stepping on their toes. They both want to be on e7, and my d-pawn isn’t going anywhere.}

12… Nxd5 13. Qxd5 {If pawn takes, then d6 is covered and black can turn his attention to the king side.}

13… Ne7 14. Qd2 d5 {mission accomplished!}

15. O-O-O? {This move is bad, as White c-pawn will now be isolated at the very least. Much better is cxd5 and then after Nxd5 white might castle short or possibly long, as his king will be safer than in the game.}

15… dxc4 16. Qb4 Qc8 17. bxc4 Nc6 {with Na5 to come, most probably winning the c-pawn.}

18. Qc3 Na5 19. Ba3 Rf7 20. c5 Qa6 {Things are getting dangerous for white. Nc4 is a problem (not to mention white’s hanging knight), and white’s king is wishing he were on the other side of the board!}

21. Qd3 {I’m not sure what else.}

21… Nc4 22. Bb2 Qxa2 {So yea, this is probably resign-able. White’s king is getting ambushed, and he is down material.} { White resigns } 0-1

(Annotations: Aaron Grabinsky)

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