2014 Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championships

(1) GM Kore,Aksharay - GM Berczes,David [D11]
PanAm (5), 29.12.2014
[IM Rade Milovanovic]

Round 5. UMBC vs UTD.Winer will qualify for Final Four before last round 6,so stakes are high! 1.c4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 Nf6 4.d4 Bg4 5.Nbd2 e6 6.h3 Bh5 7.cxd5 rare move,so black has spent a lot time for next move 7...cxd5 8.Qa4+ [I found just one game where white played 8.Qb3 ] 8...Nbd7 9.Ne5 a6 10.g4 Bg6 11.Nxg6 hxg6 12.Bg2 b5 13.Qd1 Nb6 14.0-0 Rc8 15.b3 Bd6 16.Bb2 Ne4!? [position is equal after 16...0-0 but David likes complications..] 17.Nf3?! [maybe 17.Nxe4 dxe4 18.Qe2 f5 was better solution] 17...Qe7 18.Qe2 f6! 19.a4? white picked wrong moment to open position [19.Rfc1 was better] 19...bxa4 20.Qxa6 Rb8 from now until the end David played on 30 seconds increment only!To much excitement for his team coach! 21.Rfc1 [maybe white just realized that after 21.bxa4? Nc4 22.Bc1 Kf7 has to give piece to avoid queens's capture] 21...Qd7 [simple was 21...axb3 22.Rc6 Qd8 but ,as I mentioned above,David likes complications!] 22.Bf1 0-0 23.Bb5? [23.Bd3 axb3 ] 23...Qd8 24.Rc6 axb3 [24...f5 ] 25.h4 f5! 26.g5 f4 27.Ne5 fxe3 28.f3 Bxe5 29.fxe4 Bg3 30.Rxe6 Qc7 31.exd5 Bf2+ 32.Kf1 Bxh4+ 33.Ke2 Qc2+ sealed UTD victory 3:1 and secured Final Four participation! 0-1

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