[Event "39. Open Untergrombach"] [Site "?"] [Date "2023.01.06"] [Round "6"] [White "Cofmann, Veaceslav"] [Black "Dauner, Benedikt"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D35"] [Annotator "GM Davor Rogic"] [PlyCount "76"] [EventDate "2023.??.??"] 1. d4 {This game was one of the most important on the whole Untergrombach 2023. tournament. Two leaders with 5 out of 5 start to fight for first place.} d5 { Benedikt again choose his solid and bulet proof setup with 1...d5. I like it :) } 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nc3 c6 6. Bf4 Bd6 {Standard approach with exchange of darksquares Bishops. These is usally in white favor but here it is absolutly suite for Black.} 7. Bxd6 Qxd6 8. e3 (8. Qc2 g6 9. e3 Bf5 {and Black develop his weak Bc8}) 8... Bf5 9. Bd3 {This is too dry and unambition move. Carlsen try with} (9. Qb3 Qe7 10. Nh4 Bg6 11. Nxg6 hxg6 12. Bd3 O-O 13. O-O a5 14. a3 Na6 15. Rfe1 Qd6 16. Bxa6 bxa6 17. Re2 c5 18. Rd1 c4 19. Qa4 Qb6 20. f3 Rad8 21. Qc2 Rfe8 22. Qd2 Re7 23. h3 Qc6 24. e4 {with small but permanent advantage.}) 9... Bxd3 {After exchange both pairs of Bishops black is very close for full equality.} 10. Qxd3 Nbd7 11. O-O O-O 12. h3 {There is many possible way to try here but White position without Bishops is simply without power for attack} (12. Rab1 a5 13. a3 Rfe8 14. b4 {leads nowhere after thematic} axb4 15. axb4 b5 {with Nb6-c4}) 12... Rae8 13. Qc2 Ne4 14. Nd2 $6 { White play too passive and start to lose right plan of play. Better was simple exchange on e4 with start of minority attack} (14. Nxe4 Rxe4 15. Rfc1 Rfe8 16. b4) 14... f5 $1 {Simple good and strong. Benedikt play quite strong these phase of game to grab initiative.} 15. f4 $2 {Devastating pawn structure and simply not calculate well} (15. Ne2 {was much better without to much fear of Black possible attack} g5 16. Nxe4 fxe4 17. Ng3 Qg6 18. Qe2 Nf6 19. f3 {and white is hold}) 15... Nxd2 16. Qxd2 Re6 {Simply and strong. Black start to attack weak backward pawn on e3 and simply push all White forces to passive defense role.} 17. Rae1 Rfe8 18. a3 Nb6 19. Rf3 Nc4 {It is difficult to give good advice for white because he's in passive defense position. Maybe the best was} 20. Qf2 (20. Qc1 Qe7 21. Nd1 Re4 22. Nf2 $1 Rxd4 23. b3 {and Black has a problem how to back rook from d4.}) 20... Qe7 21. Nd1 Re4 {Game is basically over because white is completely paralyzed} 22. Kf1 a5 $1 {Nice improve position on queenside.} 23. Re2 a4 24. g4 c5 $1 {And with that strike Black finally take materials} 25. Nc3 cxd4 26. Nxe4 {There is nothing better in position because after} (26. exd4 Rxe2 27. Qxe2 Qxe2+ 28. Nxe2 Nd2+ {White lost exchange}) 26... d3 $1 {Very nice intermediate move by Black} 27. Nc3 dxe2+ 28. Qxe2 (28. Kxe2 d4 29. Nd1 Qe4 {leads nowhere}) 28... Nxe3+ 29. Kg1 d4 {Game is over and now it is just basic realization of material advantage.} 30. Nd1 fxg4 31. hxg4 Nxg4 32. Qc4+ Kh8 33. Qxa4 Qe1+ 34. Kg2 Re2+ 35. Kh3 Rh2+ 36. Kxg4 Rh4+ 37. Kg5 Qe7+ 38. Kf5 g6# {Impressive and powerful play by Benedikt for deserve victory} 0-1