[Event "DCC Rapid Tournament 2019"] [Site "Lone Tree Library"] [Date "08/10/2019"] [Round "1"] [White "Burkhardt"] [Black "Willinsky"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "Unrated"] [BlackElo "1158"] [TimeControl "25d5"] [Termination "checkmate"] [Annotator "Chris"] [UTCDate "2019.08.11"] [UTCTime "14:26:07"] [Variant "Standard"] [ECO "B90"] [Opening "Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation, Lipnitsky Attack"] [Source "https://lichess.org/study/O0AtSq7O/0PHhuesQ"] [Orientation "white"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 e6 7. O-O Be7 8. f4 { I wasn't sure what to do, but I wanted to strike in the center while black was still uncastled. 8.Bb3 instead is most common } 8... Qc7 9. Bb3 Nbd7 10. Be3 Nc5 { At first I thought black was just hunting my bishop; not until this move was on the board did I notice that my e pawn is under-defended. } { [%csl Ge4,Gb3] } 11. Qf3 (11. f5 Ncxe4 12. Nxe4 Nxe4 13. fxe6 Bxe6 14. Bxe6) 11... Nxb3 12. axb3 { I took with the a pawn: toward the center and open a file for my rook; but Stockfish wants to take with the c pawn (I guess because it opens the file against black's queen?) } 12... Rb8 { Unpinning her a pawn; I guess she was worried about Nb5. } 13. Qg3 O-O 14. f5 { Now I'm threatening Bh6 with ideas of winning the exchange if she has to move the g pawn. I expected Kh8 here, but she immediately played Re8 to get out of the way of my bishop. } { [%cal Ge3h6,Gg3g8] } 14... Re8 15. Bh6 { Now I expected Nh5 which both hits my queen and defends g7. But again she immediately played Bf8. } 15... Bf8 16. fxe6 Bxe6 17. Rxf6 Kh8 { I felt like I had a good attack here, and Stockfish puts the evaluation at +4.5. But I didn't see Bg5 which would have allowed me to hang on to the extra piece.... } 18. Nxe6 (18. Bg5 gxf6 19. Bxf6+ Bg7 20. Qxg7#) 18... fxe6 { Now my choices are to go slightly up in material with Rxf8+, or to allow even material and give black doubled h pawns. } 19. Rf3 { I made the wrong choice. With a dynamic position the pawn structure is less important, so I should have traded my rook for the bishop with Rxf8 and played up with two pieces vs black's rook. } (19. Rxf8+ Rxf8 20. Bf4 Qb6+ 21. Be3 Qc6) 19... gxh6 { Now I think white has a slightly better pawn structure, but black successfully neutralized my attack on their king. } 20. Raf1 Qg7 21. Qf2 Qe7 22. Rf7 Qg5 23. Ne2 Bg7 24. c3 b5 25. Nd4 (25. Ra7 Rf8 26. Qe1) 25... Rbc8 { At this point my clock reads 3:19 and hers 10:17. I would get in to time trouble shortly. } 26. Ra1 { Trying to target black's weak pawns } 26... Ra8 (26... b4 27. Rxa6 Qc1+ 28. Qf1 Bxd4+ 29. cxd4 Qe3+ 30. Kh1 Rc1 $19) 27. Nc6 Qc5 28. Qxc5 dxc5 { [%cal Ga1d1,Gd1d7] } 29. Ra7 { I'm still trying to win that a pawn, but I should have taken control of the d file and then doubled my rooks on the 7th rank. } (29. Rd1 Rf8 30. Rb7 Rf6 31. Rdd7) 29... Rxa7 30. Nxa7 Rd8 31. Rxa6 Rd1+ 32. Kf2 Rd2+ 33. Kf3 Rxb2 34. Rxe6 Bxc3 35. Nxb5 Rxb3 36. Nxc3 Rxc3+ { In this position I didn't realize I was in check and played Rc6. Oops! My opponent motioned to the check and I undid the move. It turns out (we asked the tournament director afterward) the penalty for an illegal move in a rapid game is that the other player gets a 2:00 time bonus. At this point she had about 5:00 on the clock to my 0:45, so it probably would not have made a difference. } { [%cal Re6c6] } 37. Kf4 { I stopped annotating here since my time was very low. This looks quite drawish, with white trying to advance the e pawn and black trying to advance their c pawn. White has better king position and better maxillary pawns, so even if it is a theoretical draw it is easier to play for white. Black tried to move fast to keep me pressured for time, but in doing so allowed me to take her pawns and eventually trade rooks. Then, with terrible technique I'm sure, I managed to escort my e pawn to the queening square and was able to checkmate without flagging. } 1-0