[Event "38th Cappelle Open 2022"] [Site "Cappelle la Grande FRA"] [Date "2022.02.16"] [Round "7.4"] [White "Thybo, Jesper Sondergaard"] [Black "Kosakowski, Jakub"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2592"] [BlackElo "2442"] [Annotator "jespe"] [Variant "Standard"] [ECO "A05"] [Opening "Zukertort Opening: Nimzo-Larsen Variation"] [Source "https://lichess.org/study/fDqiMUFs/C1tepQQy"] [Orientation "white"] { [%evp 0,43,25,27,33,-18,-16,-13,-20,-34,-21,-27,2,-4,0,-28,4,2,6,14,22,2,9,8, 18,9,10,-6,9,9,2,2,0,28,76,76,73,63,63,70,74,76,76,84,86,97] Now I want to show one of my best games of the event. It was the later game of a double round, and I didn't have much time to prepare. I saw however, that my opponent did very well if he reached very theoretical positions, so I took the chance and went out of his book very quickly with the accelerated Reti (This was lichess description of the opening, I just thought I played 1. Nf3 and b3) } 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 d5 3. Bb2 Bf5 { Black wants to develop his bishop, and follow up with e6 } 4. Nh4!? { Disturbing this bishop } 4... Bg6 (4... Bg4 5. h3 Bh5 6. g4 { Is another way to play }) 5. g3 Nbd7 6. Nxg6 hxg6 { White now has two fianchetto-bishops, but black has a very solid structure and open h-file } 7. c4 e6 8. Bg2 c6 9. O-O Bd6 10. d3 Qe7 11. a3 O-O-O!? { very interesting decision } (11... O-O { Was another option. Here white is probably slightly better, but black is very solid again. }) 12. b4 dxc4?! { I was very surprised to see this move, as it opens up my bishop. But my opponent had concrete ideas in mind, trying to exchange the bishops and open up the d-line } 13. dxc4 Be5 (13... Ng4! { Was the way to go, but black has to be brave to sacrifice this knight } 14. h3 Nxf2! 15. Rxf2 (15. Kxf2 Nf6 $13) 15... Bxg3 $13) 14. Nc3 (14. Qc2!? { Was also possible, but I didn't want to exchange the bishops }) 14... Nb6 15. Qb3 { If black doesn't have anything here, his king will simply be mated soon, or at least lead to big material losses. My opponent tried to solve his problems with tactics } 15... Rd2 16. Bc1! Nxc4!? 17. Rb1 (17. Qxc4?! Rc2! { Was his idea }) 17... Rd4 18. e3 Nd2? (18... Rd3 19. Qxc4 Rxc3 20. Qe2! { And blacks rook is in big trouble on c3. Bb2 is coming } { [%cal Gc1b2] }) 19. exd4! { Giving up the queen, but taking all of his pieces } 19... Bxg3 { Desperation } 20. hxg3 Nxb3 21. Rxb3 Qd6 22. b5 { Here my opponent resigned. I simply have too many pieces, and blacks king will be hurt soon } 1-0