Beydler,John - Imgrund,John
10.01.2006

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nc6 Accelerated Dragon

6.Be3 Qa5
Trying to avoid d6. I would rather get d5 in instead if given the opportunity.

7.Qd2 Nf6 8.Be2 0-0
I had written down 8...Nxe4 but did not have a follow up move for my Q after 9.Nxc6 I missed the unobvious 9...QxN!? 10.bxc3 Nxd2 11.Nxe7 Nb3 12.Rb1 Bxc3+ 13.Kd1 Kxe7 14.Rxb3 Which leaves me a pawn up

9.Nb3 Qc7 10.0-0
10.O-O-O would have been interesting

10...a6 11.a4 Ne5 12.Rfd1 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Qxc4 14.f3 d6 15.Qf2 Be6 16.Rd2 Nd7
Powerful control over b6. I don't mind the bishop there but if he gets a knight in I am in trouble

17.a5 Qc7
Yes I could have won a pawn but the dark squares around my king seem dangerous

18.Nd4 Ne5 19.Nxe6 fxe6
I am now feeling comfortable with my position at least I don't see any glaring weaknesses

20.Bd4 Ng4
Probably better is the simple Nc4 and try to snack the pawn on b2 but I was concentrating so hard on the pin after BXB with the Q that I knew there had to be something.

21.Qe2 Bxd4+ 22.Rxd4 Ne5
And there wasn't.

23.Raa4
Allows me to fix my major weakness of b6 with pins and a good position

23...b5 24.Ra2
? axb e.p. was better because of 24...Qc5 25.Qe3 Nc6 26.Rd3 Nb4 27.Qxc5 dxc5 28.Kf2 Nxd3+ but in a hard struggle like this I have used too much time already and I did not concentrate hard enough trying to leave myself enough time for the endgame.

24...Nc6 25.Rd2
Rd1 was better to prevent Nxa5 with Rda1

25...Nxa5 26.Kf1
I don't understand his plan here

26...Nc4 27.Rd3 Ne5 28.Rd1 Qb6 29.Ke1
? Another free pawn

29...Qg1+ 30.Kd2 Qxh2 31.b3 Rfc8 32.Rda1
? Loses the knight

32...Qf4+ 33.Kd1 Rxc3
Just mopping up after this

34.Rxa6 Rac8 35.Ra8 Qf8 36.R8a5 Nc6 37.R5a2 Nd4 38.Qd2 Nxc2 39.Qxc3 Rxc3 40.Ra8 Nxa1 0-1