Sunday, January 31, 2016

Praveen Balakrishnan Vs Greg Tomkovich

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Bc5 5 Nb3 Bb6 6 Bd3 Nc6 7 0-0 Nf6 8 Qe2 0-0 9 e5 Nd5 10 Qe4 f5 11 Qe2 (I expected exf6 ep Nxf6) Qb7 12 Re1 Ncb4 13 Bc4 Nde7 14 c3 Nbc6 15 Nbd2 Ng6 16 Nf3 a6 17 Bd3 Ba7 18 h4 b5( Here I missed Bb8 winning the Whites e pawn) 19 h5 Nge7 20 h6 g3 21 Bg5 Nd5 ( to prevent Bf6) 22 a4 bxa4 23 Rxa4 Qb6 24 Nd4 Nxd4 25 Nxd4 Rb8 26 Bxa6 Bxa6? ( Qxb2 27 Qxb2 Rxb2 28 Bxc8 Bxd4 29 cxd4 Rxc8(or Bxd7 Bxf2+) is better for black 27 Rax6 Qb7 28 Bc1 Rfc8 (Bxd4 cxd4 Rfc8 is better) 29 Ra2 Bxd4 30 cxd4 Nb4 31 Ra4 Rc2 32 Qe3 Nd5 33 Qd3 Rbc8 34 Ra1 R8c6 At this point there were only 3-4 players left and Praveen was coming around pretty quickly 35 Bg5 Kf7 (better is Rxb2) 36 Reb1 Rc7 37 Wa6 Qb6 38 Qa8 Rc8( my last and best chance for an advantage was Qxd4) 39 Qa7 Qc6 40 Rc1 Qb5? (this move seals my fate) 41 Rxc2 Rxc2 42 Qa8 Qb4 43 Qh8 Qf8 44 Qxh7+ resigns

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