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(1) Chirila,Ioan Cristian (2510) - Kritz,Leonid (2624) [C67]
Washington College final Washington DC (1), 02.04.2011
[Annotator Ioan Chirila]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 Ke8 10.h3 h5 11.Rd1 Bb4 12.Ne2 Be6 13.Bg5 Bd5 14.Nfd4 Nxd4 15.Rxd4 Bc5 16.Rd2 Bb4 17.Rd4 Bc5 18.Rd2 Bb4 19.c3 Be7 20.Bxe7 Kxe7 21.Nf4 Be4 22.f3 Bf5 23.g4 hxg4 24.hxg4 g5 25.Nh5 Bg6 26.Ng3 Rh3 The position is slightly uncomfortable for White and I knew I have to be careful in order to maintain the balance. 27.Kg2 Rah8 28.Nf1 Ke6 29.Rad1 Rh1 30.Kf2 Bc2 31.Re1 c5 32.c4 Ba4 33.f4 gxf4 34.Re4 f3 35.Rf4 Bc6 36.Rf6+ Ke7 37.Rd3 R8h4 38.Rf4 Ke6 39.Re3 Rh6 40.g5 Rg6 41.Rf6+ Ke7 42.e6 Rxf6 43.gxf6+ Kxf6 44.e7 Rh8 45.Ng3 b6 46.b3 a5 47.a4 Kg6 48.Re5 Re8 49.Nh5 Bd7 50.Kxf3 The position is unbalanced, the pawn on e7 is very strong and black need to be careful about the safety of his king as well. In time trouble my opponent now commits a fatal mistake 50...Be6 51.Kf4! The mating net is unfolding, there is no escape and black resigned. 1-0

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