2014 Gligoric Transatlantic Cup (Belgrade Match)

2014 Gligoric Transatlantic Cup (Belgrade Match)












(1) Bojovic,Dusan (2278) - Camacho,Chardine Cheradee (2172) [C18]
Beograd - Dalas 2014 ICC (1), 31.10.2014
[Doe,John]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qa5 7.Bd2 Qa4 8.Nf3 Nc6 9.Qb1 c4 This is all theory. Black's plan is to play ... Nge7, ... Bd7, and ... 0-0-0, and then find some play in the kingside by opening with some pawn push like ... f6. 10.h4 Nge7 11.Be2 Bd7 12.0-0 0-0-0 13.Ng5 Rdf8 14.Bg4 In here, I really want to play ... f6 because I think it's the only way to open the position. But first, I have to do something with the Bishop on g4 that's attacking my e6 pawn. 14...Nf5 [I guess I can also keep the game still closed, and play 14...h6 15.Nf3 h5 16.Bh3 But again, there's no play for me until I try to open up with ... f6.] 15.g3 [15.Bxf5 exf5 I'll play ... Be6, and I think it's hard for White to break my position.] 15...f6 16.Nf3 [16.exf6 gxf6 gives me a really good position. ] 16...fxe5 17.Nxe5 Nxe5 18.dxe5 Kb8 There's nothing really immediate that I need to do here, so I just decided to put my King in a safer place, away from the h3-c8 diagonal, especially because I am planning to move my Bishop from d7 to c6. 19.Ra2 Bc6 I think my Bishop will be really strong here once the h1-a8 diagonal opens up. In fact, it is the opening of this diagonal that led to my win. 20.Qd1 White finally decides to shift his Queen from Queenside to center and/or Kingside. But this move questions the purpose of his previous move (19.Ra2). From 19.Ra2, I thought he wanted to double on the b-file by Rb2 and attack on the queenside by Rb4, a4, etc . 20...Rf7 I just wanted to clear the path so that my Rook on h8 can be developed. 21.Bxf5 Rxf5 22.Be3 Qa5 I don't want his bishop to go Bc5, and then Bd6. 23.Qd4 And now I see the purpose of his 20.Qd1. He wanted his queen on this good d4 square, attacking my a7 pawn and at the same time blocking my d5 pawn, hence keeping my bishop enclosed. 23...h6 My plan is to open up the kingside by playing ... g5. I think I'll have a good attack once I'm able to play ... g5. I think my attack will be faster than White's attack on my Queenside. In fact, I don't think White really have anything on the Queenside. I think my Queen and Bishop are doing a good job protecting my Queenside. 24.Rb1 g5 25.Rb4 In here, I still don't see what White is trying to do in the Queenside. 25...gxh4 26.Qxh4 To tell the truth, I was surprised with this move. I never even considered it in my calculations in the previous moves. [26.gxh4 I only considered this move in my calculations: 26...Rg8+ 27.Kf1 Rg6 and I think I have better position here because of White's bad pawn structure.] 26...d4! I almost overlooked this move. Good thing I remembered how badly I wanted my d5 pawn removed when I placed my Bishop on c6. Now I have complete control of the h1-a8 diagonal, and suddenly my Bishop is really strong. Also, my queen who was really doing nothing on a5 (except preventing White's a-pawn from advancing and defending a7) can go to d5, and become active. I remember that in here, my opponent spent about 10 minutes thinking. His time went down from 14 minutes to 4 minutes. 27.cxd4 Qd5 28.Kf1 In here, I also spent about 10 minutes thinking. There's just so many options to choose from. My candidates move are c3, Qg2+ or Qf3. 28...Qf3 [28...c3 29.Ra1 Qg2+ 30.Ke2 And from here, I couldn't see concretely at that time how to continue. But I should still be better because White can't really do anything. White's Queen can't even go anywhere. There's no need to hurry from here.; 28...Qg2+ 29.Ke2 Bf3+ 30.Kd2 and now just simply 30...Bd5 and again White can't do anything. ] 29.Ke1 c3 30.g4 Rg8 [I missed an immediate win with 30...Rf4!! 31.Bxf4 Qxf4 plan is Qd2+ and Qd1#. 32.Ra1 Bg2 33.Rd1 Qe4# ] 31.Bxh6 In here, we both only have 2 minutes left on our clocks. 31...a6 I actually made this move thinking that I could take Rxg4 on my next move, but realized right after I moved it that I still can't do Rxg4 because of Qd8+ and Qb6+. [I should have moved 31...b6 instead of 31. ... a6. Now I can move Rxg4 on my next move.] 32.Be3 Rff8 planning 33. ... Rh8. 33.Qg3 Rxg4 34.Qh2 Rfg8 35.Kf1 Qd1# 0-1



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