(1) Sadorra,Julio (2561) - Iotov,Valentin (2631) [E20]
2011 SouthWest Open , 05.09.2011
the Samisch variation of the Nimzo-Indian is known for its combative and imbalanced nature. 4...c5
undermining White's strong center pawns. 8.Ng3
I sensed that this was a critical moment. If Black is given the chance to develop normally and place his pieces to good squares such as Nc6/d7-e5, Rad8 Black will have a better position. Therefore, I decided to disturb his equilibrium on the board and on his mind! 15.g4!
threatening to harass the f6N and his kingside with g4-g5. 15...d5?!
I thought it was interesting to sacrifice a pawn to grab the initiative with [15...Nc6
and Black has more than enough compensation for the pawn.] 16.g5
opening lines of attack and taking advantage of Black's sleeping pieces on the queenside. 20...gxf6
unfortunately White doesn't have enough resources to get anything more than a draw. 27.f4
the perpetual check won't go away. 27...Rad8
is risky for White.] 29...Kg8=
and a draw was agreed due to three-fold repetition. 1/2-1/2