[Event "DCC Denver Open 2019"] [Site "Centennial, CO"] [Date "4/27/2019"] [Round "3"] [White "George Peschke"] [Black "Chris Burkhardt"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1515"] [BlackElo "Unrated"] [TimeControl "G/90 d10"] [Termination "Resignation"] [Annotator "Chris"] [Variant "Standard"] [ECO "C02"] [Opening "French Defense: Advance Variation"] [Source "https://lichess.org/study/KAAIKOCV/whRiMYEP"] [Orientation "black"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Bb5 Qb6 6. a4 { Novelty. } 6... Bd7 7. Nf3 a6 (7... cxd4 8. cxd4 Nge7 9. Nc3 Nf5 10. O-O) 8. Bxc6 bxc6 { I wasn't sure which way to recapture, but I like having two pawns on the c file so that I can trade one off and then still keep tension on d4. } 9. O-O cxd4 10. cxd4 Ne7 11. Nh4!? { After the game George said he thought this was a bad move. Computer agrees this is where the evaluation swings to my favor. I assume the idea was so that he could capture my knight on g6 or f5 and double my pawns, but he never followed through. } 11... Ng6 12. Qg4 c5 13. a5 Qb4 { Pinning the d4 pawn. White has no good way to defend that important pawn. } { [%csl Bd4][%cal Bb4h4,Gg6e5] } 14. Rd1 (14. Nxg6 hxg6) 14... Nxe5 (14... cxd4 15. Rxd4 Qe1#) 15. Qf4 Nd3 { This looked like the most aggressive move, and I thought in the worst case I could trade the night for the darksquare bishop. White can't take with the rook because of Qe1# } 16. Qe3 c4 { I wanted to cement my knight in place, but better to have taken the b pawn and kept the tension on the d pawn. } 17. Nc3 Be7 18. Nf3 Nxb2?? { The computer finds a tactic for white here! I thought I was safe delaying castling even with the queen opposite my king because there is both a pawn and bishop between us, but how quickly that can change. } 19. Bxb2 (19. Rd2 Nd3 20. Nxd5 exd5 21. Ba3 O-O 22. Bxb4 Bxb4) 19... Qxb2 20. Rdb1 { Most of my time for the next several moves was spent trying to make sure my queen wasn't getting trapped. } 20... Qc2 21. Rd1 Rb8 22. Ne1 Qf5 23. Rdb1 O-O 24. Rxb8 Rxb8 25. Nf3 Rb3 26. Nd2?? { Computer thinks white was already lost, but this is where I saw I was winning a piece. } 26... Bg5 27. Qe1 Rxc3 28. Rb1 Kf8 29. Nf1 Qc2 30. Rb8+ Be8 31. Qe5 { He's getting a bit of counterplay } 31... Be7 32. h3 Rb3 33. Ne3?? { Loses the rook. } 33... Qb1+ 34. Kh2 Rxb8 35. Ng4 Rb7 36. Qh5 Qf5 { I'm way up on material so I know if I can trade queens I'll win easily. } 37. Ne5?? { That made it even easier :) } 37... Qxh5 0-1