2016 Southwest Collegiate

Games
[Event "Southwest Collegiate"] [Site "Brownsville"] [Date "2016.03.05"] [Round "1"] [White "Popilski, Gil"] [Black "Ynojosa Aponte, Felix Jose"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B30"] [Annotator "GP"] [PlyCount "49"] [EventDate "2016.03.05"] [EventType "team-swiss"] [EventRounds "6"] [EventCountry "USA"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Qb6 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8. Bd3 Ng6 9. c4 {A good structure for white. The control over the center and black's backwarded pawn on d7 guarantee white a slight plus.} Bd6 (9... Bc5 10. Nc3 Qc7 11. Rb1 O-O 12. b4 Bd4 13. Ne2 $14) 10. Nc3 O-O 11. Rb1 Be5 12. Be3 Qc7 (12... c5 13. Qd2 $14) 13. g3 Bxc3 14. bxc3 d6 15. c5 {Not a bad move because white gains space, and avoid pressure on c4 by Ba6. The immediate f2-f4 was good too because black is not ready to threaten c4.} (15. f4 {white is better.} ) 15... d5 16. f4 {White is gaining space and taking control over the e5 square, limiting the knight.} dxe4 17. Bxe4 Ba6 18. Rf2 {Activating the rook through the second rank, it can go to d2 or b2.} Rad8 19. Bd4 {White's centralizied pair of bishops are giving black a serious headache.} Bc4 (19... Ne7 20. Qh5 $36 {Black is forced to weaken the kingside, white's pair of bishops and activity make black's defensive task quite unpleasant.}) 20. Rfb2 Bd5 (20... Rb8 21. Bxg6 hxg6 (21... Rxb2 22. Bxf7+ Qxf7 23. Rxb2 $16) 22. Be5 $18) 21. Bd3 e5 (21... Rb8 22. c4 $18) 22. fxe5 Nxe5 23. Rb7 Nf3+ (23... Qc8 24. Bxe5 $18) 24. Qxf3 Qxb7 25. Qf5 1-0