[Event "Rated Rapid game"] [Site "https://lichess.org/E03ktry1"] [Date "2022.12.16"] [White "Andrii_Baryshpolets"] [Black "kyrongriffith"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2668"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackElo "2596"] [BlackTitle "IM"] [TimeControl "900+5"] [Termination "Normal"] [Variant "Standard"] [ECO "E20"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian Defense: Romanishin Variation"] [Annotator "https://lichess.org/@/kyrongriffith"] [Source "https://lichess.org/study/XF69jhEx/8lwfNaAt"] [Orientation "white"] { This game features GM Andrey Baryshpolets of PWC playing white versus me (IM Kyron Griffith) of Lyft. This game ended up deciding PWC and Lyft's relative final standings. } 1. d4 { [%clk 0:15:00] } 1... Nf6 { [%clk 0:15:00] } 2. c4 { [%clk 0:15:01] } 2... e6 { [%clk 0:15:04] } 3. Nc3 { [%clk 0:15:00] } 3... Bb4 { [%clk 0:15:07] } 4. g3 { This is a sideline of the Nimzo which is not considered to be very testing. 4. Nf3 followed by g3 seems to be a bit more accurate. } { [%clk 0:15:03] } 4... d5 { [%clk 0:15:08] } 5. Bg2 { [%clk 0:15:07] } 5... O-O { [%clk 0:15:09] } 6. Nf3 { [%clk 0:15:11] } 6... dxc4 { The most testing line. White is aiming for a Catalan setup but it's not so clear how white will win the c4 pawn back } { [%clk 0:15:12] } 7. O-O { [%clk 0:15:14] } 7... Nc6 { [%clk 0:15:13] } 8. Qa4 { [%clk 0:15:17] } 8... Nd5 { [%clk 0:15:15] } 9. Qc2 { [%clk 0:15:19] } 9... Be7 { [%clk 0:15:14] } 10. Rd1 { [%clk 0:15:22] } 10... Rb8 { [%clk 0:15:16] } 11. e4 { [%clk 0:15:06] } 11... Ndb4 { [%clk 0:15:17] } 12. Qe2 { This position has seen play dozens of times in tournament practice } { [%clk 0:15:02] } 12... b5!? { a very testing move, indicating that black wants to keep the extra pawn } { [%clk 0:15:15] } 13. Be3 { [%clk 0:10:14] } 13... a6 { [%clk 0:15:18] } 14. Ne1 { a3 is a big threat now } { [%cal Ga2a3] [%clk 0:09:32] } 14... Na5 { [%clk 0:14:30] } 15. a3 { [%clk 0:09:20] } 15... Nbc6 { [%clk 0:14:24] } 16. d5 { [%clk 0:09:12] } 16... exd5 { [%clk 0:13:41] } 17. exd5 { [%clk 0:09:16] } 17... Ne5 { [%clk 0:13:44] } 18. Ba7 { [%clk 0:09:00] } 18... Rb7 { [%clk 0:13:43] } 19. Bd4 { The tactics don't quite work out for white and now black is clearly better } { [%clk 0:06:33] } 19... Ng6 { [%clk 0:13:42] } 20. Nc2 { [%clk 0:06:30] } 20... Nb3 { [%clk 0:13:36] } 21. Rab1 { [%clk 0:06:33] } 21... Bd6 { [%clk 0:13:32] } 22. Qf3 { [%clk 0:06:17] } 22... Rb8 { [%clk 0:13:20] } 23. Ne4 { [%clk 0:05:55] } 23... Re8 { [%clk 0:12:12] } 24. Nb4 { White is starting to make some threats but black is still much better } { [%cal Gb4c6] [%clk 0:05:29] } 24... Nxd4 { [%clk 0:10:38] } 25. Rxd4 { [%clk 0:05:31] } 25... Ne5 { [%clk 0:10:42] } 26. Qc3 { [%clk 0:04:56] } 26... Bb7 { [%clk 0:10:35] } 27. f4 { [%clk 0:04:03] } 27... a5! { A nice counterattack } { [%clk 0:10:13] } 28. Nc6 { [%clk 0:03:44] } 28... Bxc6 { [%clk 0:10:12] } 29. Nxd6! { White is dead lost but this move forces black to be accurate } { [%clk 0:03:30] } 29... cxd6 { [%clk 0:09:34] } 30. dxc6 { [%clk 0:03:31] } 30... Qb6! { The only move to keep the advantage } { [%clk 0:09:17] } (30... Nd3?? 31. Rxd3 cxd3 32. c7 { is a trick to be aware of }) 31. Kh1 { [%clk 0:03:33] } 31... Nxc6?? { Black makes a huge blunder and now white is in control } { [%clk 0:08:59] } (31... Nd3 { With Re3 coming, white needs to sacrifice an exchange to survive } 32. Rxd3 cxd3 33. Qxd3 b4 { White still has some fight left in the form of the c6 pawn but in reality black should be able to convert the extra material without much trouble. }) 32. Rxd6 { [%clk 0:03:31] } 32... Rbc8?? { They say that after you make a blunder you need to be extremely careful because blunders tend to come in twos. I was already upset about allowing this position and didn't take the time to reset and find the right defense. } { [%clk 0:08:58] } (32... Re6! 33. Rbd1 Rd8! { is a very clever defensive resource }) 33. Qf3 { [%clk 0:02:26] } 33... Re6 { [%clk 0:08:55] } 34. Rbd1 { Amazingly, black is completely helpless to white's threat of Rxe6 followed by Rd6 } { [%clk 0:02:11] } 34... Rce8 { [%clk 0:02:27] } 35. h4 { [%clk 0:01:56] } 35... Re1+ { [%clk 0:01:22] } 36. Rxe1 { [%clk 0:01:54] } 36... Rxe1+ { [%clk 0:01:27] } 37. Kh2 { [%clk 0:01:58] } 37... Qg1+ { [%clk 0:00:55] } 38. Kh3 { Black is out of the pin but cannot save the knight and prevent back-rank checkmate at the same time. White converts without much trouble } { [%clk 0:02:02] } 38... Re3 { [%clk 0:01:00] } 39. Qxc6 { [%clk 0:00:59] } 39... g6 { [%clk 0:01:05] } 40. Rd8+ { [%clk 0:00:50] } 40... Kg7 { [%clk 0:01:09] } 41. Qd6 { [%clk 0:00:40] } 41... Qe1 { [%clk 0:00:38] } 42. Qf8+ { [%clk 0:00:41] } 42... Kf6 { [%clk 0:00:43] } 43. Rd6+ { [%clk 0:00:27] } 43... Re6 { [%clk 0:00:47] } 44. Qh8+ { [%clk 0:00:26] } 44... Kf5 { [%clk 0:00:49] } 45. Rd5+ { 1-0 Black resigns. } { [%clk 0:00:27] } 1-0