[Event "DCC Rapid 2019"] [Site "Lone Tree Library"] [Date "08/10/2019"] [Round "2"] [White "Clow"] [Black "Burkhardt"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1878"] [BlackElo "Unrated"] [TimeControl "25d5"] [Termination "resignation"] [Annotator "chris"] [UTCDate "2019.08.11"] [UTCTime "15:33:38"] [Variant "Standard"] [ECO "A45"] [Opening "Indian Defense"] [Source "https://lichess.org/study/O0AtSq7O/ECVSSdkj"] [Orientation "black"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. Nf3 d6 { I still play the King's Indian Defense against 1.d4, because I lose less with it than with more classical defenses I've tried, but I don't think I like or understand it well. } 5. Bc4 O-O 6. h3 d5 { Moving my d pawn twice is probably not recommended, but it looked fun to chase the bishop. Maybe I should look into the Grunfeld defense. } 7. Be2 Nbd7 8. O-O c5 9. c3 Re8 { This Re8 move is one I often play in the KID -- I think it will help with e5 -- but Stockfish never likes it and it is probably a waste of time. } (9... Ne4 10. Nbd2 Ndf6 11. dxc5) 10. Nbd2 Ne4 11. Nxe4 dxe4 12. Nd2 e5 13. dxe5 Bxe5 14. Bxe5 Rxe5 { Took with the rook to keep e pawn protected. } 15. Qc2 Qh4 { To defend e pawn and maybe get some threats against white's king. } 16. f4 { I did not expect this and spent many precious minutes thinking. It took me a while to even realize that exf3 would be met by Nxf3 forking my queen and rook... but when I saw a defense against that which would also leave white's e pawn weak I decided to go for it... } 16... exf3 17. Nxf3 Qe4 18. Qxe4 Rxe4 19. Kf2 Nf6 20. Rfd1 { Computer says we are even in this middle game! } 20... Bf5 { I expected g4 and had resolved to trade my bishop for all three of white's kingside pawns. } 21. Ng5 (21. g4 Bxg4 22. hxg4 Nxg4+ 23. Kg3 Nxe3 $14) 21... Re5 22. Bc4 Ne4+ 23. Nxe4 Rxe4 24. Bd5 Re5 25. Rd2 Rae8 26. Re1 Rd8?? { The only explanation I can think of is that I had considered playing R8e7, so I might have been thinking that my rook was protecting f7. But it wasn't. } (26... R8e7 27. b3 Rd7) 27. Bxf7+ Kxf7 28. Rxd8 { I stopped taking notation here (much down on time as usual). I put some effort into trying to construct a draw, but he eventually made a passed a pawn and I resigned. } 1-0