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Josip Bulic vs Tomislav Gruskovnjak
Open Portoroz 04 (2004), Domen Lucija, rd 6, Apr-15
Queen's Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense. Janowski Variation (D07)  ·  0-1



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Dec-06-05  suenteus po 147: Here's a game I played this evening that went a little better for white (and don't let the online ratings fool you too much, my opponent had almost as much experience as I do):

[Event "Casual Game"]
[Site "Yahoo! Chess"]
[Date "2005.12.06"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "suenteus_po_147"]
[Black "shilu2108"]
[ECO "D07"]
[WhiteElo "1544"]
[BlackElo "1182"]
[PlyCount "59"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Nc3 Bg4 5.e3 e6 6.Bxc4 Qf6 7.Ne4 Qf5 8.Bd3 Qa5+ 9.Bd2 Qb6 10.b3 O-O-O 11.O-O f5 12.Neg5 Nh6 13.h3 Bxf3 14.Nxf3 f4 15.Ng5 fxe3 16.Bxe3 e5 17.d5 Nd4 18.Bc4 Qg6 19.h4 c6 20.Bxd4 cxd5 21.Bd3 Qe8 22.Re1 Be7 23.Bxe5 Qf8 24.Ne6 Qf7 25.Rc1+ Kd7 26.Nxd8 Rxd8 27.Bb5+ Ke6 28.Bxg7+ Kf5 29.Bd3+ f4 30.g3# 1-0

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  tpstar: <suenteus po 147> Nice game! The QGA with 3 ... Nc6, 4 ... Bg4 & 10 ... 0-0-0!? is an aggressive set-up for Black, but White has no structural weaknesses. Also, Black really wasted time with the Qf6/Qf5/Qa5+/Qb6 maneuver, allowing you to develop your minors with tempo. After 9 ... Qb6 consider 10. Bc3 as one way to defend b2 without creating any holes (10 ... Bb4 11. Qd2), then 10. Bc3 0-0-0!? 11. 0-0 and you can storm the Queenside. After 12 ... Nh6 notice 13. Nxe6!? Ne5!? is a tad messy. So 13. h3 Bxf3 but now 14. Qxf3 gets your Queen out and threatens 15. Nxe6. You lost time with 14. Nxf3 & 15. Ng5 instead of leaving the Ng5 there already. 16. Bxe3 over 16. fe is a matter of style; both are good. That was great how you won a piece (20. Bxd4 cd?? 21. Bd3) but then 21 ... Qe8 22. Bxa7 threatens 23. Rc1+ Kd7 24. Bb5+ with a quicker win. Very nice mating net at the end. =)
Dec-07-05  suenteus po 147: I've just started playing 1.d4 again with knowledge of opening theory, so I appreciate your analysis and suggestions. <consider 10. Bc3 as one way to defend b2 without creating any holes (10 ... Bb4 11. Qd2), then 10. Bc3 0-0-0!? 11. 0-0 and you can storm the Queenside.> Actually, I did consider this, but rejected it. I'm not sure why. I need to make annotations while I play :) <That was great how you won a piece (20. Bxd4 cd?? 21. Bd3) but then 21 ... Qe8 22. Bxa7 threatens 23. Rc1+ Kd7 24. Bb5+ with a quicker win.> Thanks for that. Very instructive and I totally missed it. <Very nice mating net at the end. =)> Thanks. Main reason I posted it :)
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  tpstar: <suenteus po 147> Just to clarify, I am a strict 1. e4 devotee, so others would understand Queen Pawn openings much better. As you review your games, consider posting them under a win or draw with that variation (as an instructive example), then create a Game Collection so you can easily find it later. For your opponent, the key strategic error was 11 ... f5?! creating a backward Pe6, then the key tactical error was 20 ... cd?? losing a piece.

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