[Event "2.BLS 1415 SC Untergrombach - BG Buchen"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.03.15"] [Round "8.1"] [White "Pinter, Jozsef"] [Black "Rogic, Davor"] [Result "*"] [ECO "D94"] [WhiteElo "2545"] [BlackElo "2547"] [PlyCount "248"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] {Before this very important match I didn't feel so well. Some kind of influence attack me and painful lost in season 2011/12 against same opponent in the same place with the same color was very unpleasant for me.} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 g6 {Last time we played Meran variation, but this time I was choose little pasive Schlechter line.} 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. Be2 O-O 7. O-O b6 { Black usually play Bg4 and exchange it on f3 with next e6 and 'solid' position. But, I like to save my bishop even if it is not so active because in my opinion giving bishop pair in the opening is always long term dangerous. In such type of position, You give bishop and build up triangle with the pawns but then, little by little, white opened position and if You don't find good squares for the knight's You can simply drop in strategically lost position.} 8. b4 Nbd7 9. Bb2 Bb7 10. Qb3 e6 11. a4 {White is ready for fight and play aggressively.} Qb8 $6 ({Interesting option was open the centar} 11... dxc4 12. Bxc4 c5 13. dxc5 bxc5 14. b5 Ng4 15. Be2 Qc7 16. g3 c4 17. Qc2 Rfd8) ({Also good is} 11... a5 12. cxd5 exd5 13. bxa5 Rxa5) 12. Rfd1 $6 {White try to finished development but better was attack immediately.} (12. a5 $5 c5 (12... dxc4 13. Qxc4 $1) 13. a6 Bc6 14. b5 dxc4 15. Qxc4 Bd5 16. Qa4 Qc7 17. Rac1 Rac8 18. Nxd5 exd5 19. dxc5 {with slight edge.}) 12... Re8 {Better was again} (12... a5) 13. h3 a5 {Finally black play this obvious move.} 14. cxd5 exd5 15. bxa5 Rxa5 {In this pawn structure black is ready to prepare c5 and pressure on 'a' line. This plan is very good and will give black chance to fight for initiative.} 16. Rdc1 Bh6 {Black darksquare bishop take more active position.} 17. Kh1 {Profilactic move which prevent some kind of secrifice on e3.} Qa8 $1 { Quite queen move which support c5 plan.} 18. Ba3 c5 19. Bb5 Bc6 {With this move black is completely equalize position.} 20. Bb2 c4 21. Qc2 Qb7 22. Rd1 { White plan is clear, he must prepare central braek e4 at all cost because endgame with protetct c4 pawn is very unpleasent for him.} Raa8 $6 {Plan with Bh6-f8-b4 to eliminate Nc3 was the best prevention for e4 break.} (22... Bxb5 23. axb5 Bf8 24. Rxa5 bxa5 25. Ne5 Bb4) 23. Ne5 Bxb5 24. axb5 Bg7 {Computer find 'easy' equalization with} (24... Rxa1 25. Bxa1 Nxe5 (25... Bf8 26. e4 dxe4 27. Nxc4 Qc7) 26. dxe5 Rxe5 27. e4 Nxe4 28. Nxe4 Rxe4 29. Qc3 f6 30. Qxf6 Bg7 31. Qd8+ {but this is not easy to find over the board.}) 25. f4 $6 {This logical move make white king vulnerable after e4. Better was simply} (25. Nc6 Bf8 26. Rxa8 Rxa8 27. e4 dxe4 28. Nxe4) 25... Bf8 $1 {Finally I find right plan.} 26. Rxa8 Rxa8 27. e4 dxe4 28. Nxc4 Nh5 $1 {White complete his plan but now black start to play on weaknesses of white king.} 29. Qf2 Ndf6 30. Ne3 {GM Pinter play logical and blocked pawn with the knight. But dinamic of postion is very high and I start to play very brave. Also zeitnot is start which means more nervous and tense strugle.} Bd6 31. d5 Qc7 {I start to move all my pice on active postion and don't care for} (31... Bxf4 32. d6 $1) 32. g3 Rc8 33. Ne2 {White try to consolidate his position and open diagonal for monster on b2.} Qd7 $5 {Very brave and provocative move. Black in zeitnot play for win in all cost.} 34. g4 Qxb5 {Coulmination of battle! With only seconds on the clock (plus increment of 30 sec for every move) I play objectively losing move but this is not easy to find refutation under such tension.} 35. Ng1 $2 (35. Nd4 Qd7 36. Ndf5 $3 {This is a fantastic refutation of black strategy.} (36. gxh5 { I calculate only this one} Qxh3+ 37. Kg1 Ng4 38. Nxg4 Qxg4+ 39. Qg2 Qxd1+) 36... Nxf4 37. Nh6+ Kf8 38. Bxf6) 35... Bc5 $1 36. Be5 (36. gxh5 Bxe3 37. Qxe3 Qxb2 {is hopeless for white}) 36... Qb3 $1 {This is very unpleasent move for white in timetrouble. I think that} (36... Bxe3 37. Qxe3 Nxd5 38. Rxd5 Qxd5 39. gxh5 b5 {is not so strong as it is.}) 37. Bd4 Ng7 {I play safe move but it was time to finshed game with} (37... Nxd5 38. Bxc5 Nxe3 39. Bxe3 (39. Re1 {I didn't see} Nc2) 39... Qxd1 40. gxh5 Qxh5 41. Bxb6 Qd5) 38. Bxc5 Rxc5 {Better was keeping rook on 8th rank.} (38... bxc5 39. f5 Nge8 40. d6 Rd8) 39. d6 Nd7 40. Ne2 Ne8 41. f5 {Zeitnot is over and I can slowdown a little. I start to think and try to find a plan for win, but simply can't find the best move.} Qb2 $6 {Wrong plan} (41... Ra5 {and rook play via a3 and a2 was correct one.} 42. Nd4 (42. Rd4 Ra3) 42... Qc3 43. Kg2 Ra3 44. Ndc2 Ra2) 42. Rd4 Ra5 $6 {And again wrong one. Better was} (42... Rc6 43. Nc4 (43. Nd1 Qa3) 43... Qa2 $1 { this is what I can't find during the game} 44. Nd2 Rxd6 45. Nxe4 Rxd4 46. Qxd4 Qxe2 {and all is over.}) 43. Nc4 Qb1+ 44. Kg2 Ra1 45. Ng3 $1 {Complete equalize position. Now black must start to think not to be worst.} b5 46. Nd2 Qc2 47. Ndxe4 Qc6 $1 48. Rd2 Ra4 {Secure draw for black.} 49. Kh2 Rc4 (49... Rxe4 50. Nxe4 Qxe4 51. Re2 Qa8 52. fxg6 hxg6 53. Re7 {Looks winning for white but...} Nef6 54. g5 Qd5 55. gxf6 Qxd6+ 56. Kg1 Nxf6 $11) 50. Qe3 Rc2 51. Rxc2 Qxc2+ 52. Qe2 Qxe2+ 53. Nxe2 gxf5 54. gxf5 {And here we are, knight endings. Many of the laws of pawn endings apply equally to knight endings. The same high value is given, for instace, to the active position of the king or the outside passed pawn. Also various methods of playing for zugzwang is possible too.} b4 {Position is completely draw but we contionue to fighting.} 55. Nd4 Ng7 56. Nd2 Kf8 57. Kg3 Ne8 58. Nc4 Nc5 59. Kf4 {King is very active and must be stopped.} Nf6 60. Nc6 {White idea is to 'push' black 'b' pawn and vulnurable it. But he overlook black knight jumbs. Better was} (60. Ke5 Ncd7+ 61. Kf4) 60... b3 {Go go go} 61. Ke5 $2 Nfd7+ 62. Kd4 {This is white idea Kc3 and Na5. But black is ready for it!} Na4 $1 63. Nd2 b2 {Whow! From this moment I realize that the win is possible. While king and knight will try to eliminate b2 pawn I have very good block on d7 and f5 pawn is weak.} 64. Nb1 Ke8 {Analytical better was} (64... Kg7 65. Kc4 Kf6 66. Kb3 Nac5+ 67. Kxb2 Ne4 68. Kc2 Kxf5 {but with 30 sec on the clock You tray to play as simply as possible.}) 65. Na5 Nf6 66. Nc4 Kd7 67. Ke5 Nh5 68. f6 {White improve his position and it is still in draw margine.} Kc6 69. h4 {Small move which weak this pawn but this is very hard to blame white for it. Actually white also play for win! The better was} (69. Na5+ Kb6 70. Nc4+ Kc6 71. Na5+) 69... Ng3 70. Na5+ Kd7 71. Nc4 Ne2 {Active jumps! With many threats all over the board.} 72. Kf5 (72. Ke4 $4 Nec3+) 72... Nd4+ 73. Ke4 Nb5 $1 {Nice manevoure} 74. Kd3 $2 (74. Ke5 Kd8 75. Kf5 Ke8 76. Ke5 Kd7 {Was still drawish}) (74. Kd5 $4 Nbc3+) 74... Ke6 75. Kc2 Nd4+ $1 {What a knight!} 76. Kd3 Nf5 77. d7 (77. Kc2 Nxh4 78. Kb3 Nc5+ 79. Kxb2 Nf5 80. Kc3 Nxd6) 77... Kxd7 (77... Nc5+ {was better to take all the white pawns.} 78. Ke2 Nxd7 79. Nxb2 Nxh4 80. Nd2 Nxf6) 78. Kc2 Nd4+ $1 {I don't want to give b2 pawn without knight exchange. This is very important for endgme technique to exchange one knight pairs.} 79. Kd3 Nb3 80. Kc2 Nbc5 $1 81. Nxb2 Nxb2 82. Kxb2 Ke6 83. Kc3 Kf5 (83... Ke5 84. Kc4 Ne4 85. Kd3 h5 {was more precise.}) 84. Kd4 Nd7 85. Nd2 Nxf6 86. Nf3 {Here I realize that I can't take easy h4 pawn, but one more time I switch my plans and start to play like pure pawn ending.} Ng4 87. Ng5 Kg6 88. Ke4 Nf6+ 89. Kf4 Nd5+ 90. Ke4 Nc3+ 91. Kf4 Nd5+ 92. Ke4 Nc7 93. Nf3 f6 {Step by step} 94. Nd4 Ne8 95. Kf4 Ng7 96. Kg4 f5+ 97. Kf3 (97. Kf4 Kf6) 97... Kf6 98. Kg3 h6 {Sistematic and slowly.} 99. Kf3 Ne6 100. Nc6 Nf8 101. Kg3 Ng6 102. Nd4 (102. h5 f4+ 103. Kh3 Ne5 104. Nd4 Kg5 105. Ne6+ Kf5) 102... Ke5 {Now king is comming} 103. Nf3+ Ke4 104. Nd2+ Kd3 105. h5 (105. Nf3 Ke3 106. Ne1 h5 107. Nc2+ Ke4) 105... Ne7 106. Nf3 Ke3 107. Ne5 Ke4 108. Ng6 Nd5 {This is black maximum to push 'f' pawn and take 'h' one.} 109. Kg2 Nf6 (109... Nf4+ 110. Kf2 Nxh5 111. Nh8 Nf6) 110. Nh8 f4 {Only not} ( 110... Nxh5 $4 111. Nf7 Nf4+ 112. Kg3 h5 113. Nd6+ Ke5 114. Nf7+ {with draw!}) 111. Nf7 Ng4 112. Kf1 f3 {All is over} 113. Nd6+ Kf4 114. Kg1 Ke3 115. Nc4+ Ke4 116. Nd6+ Kf4 {Traingulation before last attac.} 117. Kf1 Kg5 {Finally take the 'h' pawn.} 118. Nb5 Kxh5 119. Nd4 Ne5 120. Kf2 Kg4 121. Nc2 Kf4 122. Nd4 Ng4+ 123. Kg1 h5 124. Ne6+ Kg3 {Everybody was a full of emotions because with this win we won the match and secure staying in the league. I also lost my train connection to airport but Mr. Schleicher help me and finally I was on time to take a plane. Unfortunate, there was no chance to celebrate with club friends ... modern time.} *