2012 Belgrade - Dallas

Gligoric Transatlantic Cup 2012

(1) Gater,Daniel (2108) - Stojanovic,Andjelija (2258) [A42]
Gligoric Transatlantic Cup 2012 ICC (1), 02.11.2012

1.d4 d6 2.c4 e5 3.Nf3 e4 4.Nfd2 [4.Ng5 f5 5.Nc3 Be7 6.Nh3 Nf6 is the main line] 4...f5 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.e3 g6 7.b4 Bg7 8.Be2 0-0 9.0-0 a5 10.b5 Be6 11.Ba3 Re8 12.Rc1 Bf7 13.c5 dxc5 14.dxc5?! [Better is 14.Bxc5 maintaining the d4 pawn and open c-file to target c7] 14...Nbd7 15.Nc4 [15.Bc4!? to trade Black's strongest minor piece and loosen their control over d5] 15...Ne5 16.Nxe5 Rxe5 [16...Qxd1 17.Rfxd1 Rxe5 may have been better as Black does not have to deal with the uncomfortable Queen positioning of the game and may target the c5 pawn] 17.Qc2 [17.Qa4 with prophylaxis against Black reorganizing with ...Qe7 is much stronger for White] 17...Re8 18.Rfd1 Qe7 19.Rd2 c6? this weakness is unnecessary and leaves Black playing defensively [19...f4= Creates weaknesses in White's position; 19...Rad8= Simply nullifies White's influence on the d-file] 20.bxc6 bxc6 21.Rd6 Rec8 [21...Qc7 22.h3 Nd7 23.Na4 Ne5 is a better defense] 22.Na4 Rc7 23.Nb6 Rb8 24.Nc4 [24.Rcd1 is more direct] 24...Ra8 25.Qd2 Ne8 26.Nb6 Rb8 27.Qc2 [Stronger again is 27.Rd1 as there is no threat to d6 27...Nxd6 28.cxd6 Qd8 29.dxc7+- ] 27...Rbb7 28.Rcd1 h5 29.Rd8 Kh7 30.Bc4? [30.Ba6 Ra7 31.Nc8+/- ] 30...Nf6 31.Nc8 Qe5 32.Bxf7 Rxf7 33.Nd6 Rfd7 34.Nxb7 Rxb7 35.h3 Nd5 36.Rb1 Rxb1+ 37.Qxb1 Nc3 38.Qb3 Nb5 39.Bc1 [39.Rd7 is cleaner, giving Black no hopes of counterplay] 39...h4 40.Rd7 Kh6 41.a4 Nc3 42.Qc4 [Better is to simplify with 42.Bb2 Ne2+ 43.Kf1 Qxb2 44.Qxb2 Bxb2 45.Kxe2 ] 42...Nd5 43.Rd6 Qa1 44.Rxc6 Nc3 45.Qf1 [45.Qf7! is just winning 45...Ne2+ 46.Kh2 Be5+ 47.g3 hxg3+ 48.Kg2 and Black has no good way to defend g6] 45...Qxc1 46.Qxc1 Ne2+ 47.Kf1 Nxc1 48.Re6 Nd3 49.c6 Be5 50.Rxe5 The pawn runs and the Knight can't cover c8 in time 1-0

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