[Event "37. Open Untergrombach A-Turnier"] [Site "?"] [Date "2020.01.05"] [Round "5.10"] [White "Nied, Pascal"] [Black "Gebhardt, Ulrich"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C81"] [WhiteElo "1717"] [BlackElo "2058"] [Annotator "GM Davor Rogic"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2020.??.??"] {Pascal is a frontman of young team composition from SC Untegrombach with specific talent for positional play. In this game he demonstrate his chess skills in the full format.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 {Ruy Lopez Open variation is one of the most topic these days and it is lead to unsimetrical pawn structure. Pascal choose one of the most solid line for the White.} 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Qe2 Be7 10. Rd1 Na5 {One of the main idea is connect with c2-c4 move like in the game of British players} ( 10... O-O 11. c4 bxc4 12. Bxc4 Bc5 13. Be3 Bxe3 14. Qxe3 Qb8 15. Bb3 Na5 16. Nd4 Qa7 17. Nc3 Nxc3 18. Qxc3 Nxb3 19. Nxb3 Rfc8 20. Rac1 c6 21. h3 Rab8 22. Rd2 h6 23. Qc5 Qxc5 24. Rxc5 g5 25. Nd4 Bd7 26. a3 a5 27. b3 Kg7 28. g4 Re8 29. Re2 Ra8 30. Kg2 h5 31. f3 Re7 32. Kf2 Ree8 33. gxh5 Rh8 34. Nxc6 Bxc6 35. Rxc6 Rxh5 36. Ke3 Rb8 37. Rc3 Rxh3 38. Rd3 g4 39. Rf2 Kg6 40. Kf4 f5 41. Rxd5 Rxf3+ 42. Rxf3 gxf3 43. Rd6+ Kf7 44. Kxf3 Rxb3+ 45. Kf4 Rxa3 {1/2 (45) McShane,L (2652)-Short,N (2679) London ENG 2016}) 11. Nbd2 Nxd2 12. Bxd2 Nxb3 13. axb3 O-O 14. b4 {Logical plan of white is to take control on the most important squere c5. This is very quite and positional approach from Pascal side.} (14. Nd4 c5 15. Nc6 Qd7 16. Nxe7+ Qxe7 17. Qh5 d4 18. Bg5 Qc7 19. f4 Bf5 20. Rd2 Rfe8 21. Qf3 Qb6 22. Qf2 Rac8 23. h3 Qe6 24. Qf3 Qg6 25. c3 Be4 26. Qg3 d3 27. Bh4 Qxg3 28. Bxg3 Re6 29. c4 bxc4 30. bxc4 Rb6 31. Kf2 f5 32. Ke3 Rcb8 33. Be1 Rxb2 34. Rxa6 Rc2 35. Rd6 Rxc4 36. Bh4 Rcb4 37. e6 R4b6 38. Rxb6 Rxb6 39. e7 Kf7 40. Ra2 Rb3 41. g4 d2+ 42. Kxd2 Rxh3 43. Bf2 c4 44. Ra7 c3+ 45. Kd1 c2+ 46. Kd2 Rh2 {0-1 (46) Monnisha,G (2219)-Aakanksha,H (2292) Hyderabad IND 2018}) 14... Bg4 15. h3 Bxf3 {Black is too fast giveup his Bischop pair. Better is} ( 15... Bh5) 16. Qxf3 f6 17. Bc3 $1 {Very nice positional move where little tactics works for strategic purpose . White grab a crucial tempo with attack on d5 pawn and allow exchange of his wrong black square Bischop.} c6 (17... fxe5 18. Qxd5+ Qxd5 19. Rxd5 Bd6 20. Bxe5 Rf5 21. f4 Bxb4 22. Rxb5 {and white have clear advantage.}) 18. exf6 (18. Qg4 {probably better was} fxe5 19. Bxe5 Bf6 20. Re1 {and white is slightly better}) 18... Bxf6 19. Bxf6 Rxf6 20. Qe3 { This is a clear strategical plan from Pascal, fixed and freezing queen side and start to occupy 'e' line.} Qf8 21. c3 Re8 {(=)} 22. Qd2 $1 {Very nice and brave refution of draw offer. White can play without much risk because he complitly stop the black queenside. This remember us on Anatoliy Karpov play.} Rfe6 23. Re1 Rxe1+ 24. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 25. Qxe1 {This endgame is not so easy for black as it looks on first look. Not only majoriti of on the kingside but also centralization of queen and weakness on c6 is very important.} Kf7 $2 { Definitly not good move. Black should play with...} (25... Qf7 26. Qe5 h6 27. Qd6 Qe8 28. Kf1 {and step by step white can improve his position while black is completly pasive.}) 26. Qe5 $1 {Very logical and nice move from young Untergormbacher.} Qd8 (26... Qe8 {leads to lost pawn endgame, lets say the game can continue on the way.} 27. Qxe8+ Kxe8 28. Kf1 Ke7 29. Ke2 Kd6 30. Kd3 c5 31. bxc5+ Kxc5 32. b4+ Kd6 33. Kd4 {and white can proceed with majority with his kingside pawns.}) 27. Qf5+ Kg8 (27... Qf6 28. Qxh7) 28. Qe6+ Kf8 29. Qxc6 {Fruits of white good play.} Qg5 30. Qc5+ Kf7 31. Qa7+ {Very precise and good example how important activity of the queen is important in this type of the endgames.} Kf8 32. Qe3 {White can take d5 pawn with tempo like in the line. } (32. g3 Qc1+ 33. Kg2 Qxb2 34. Qb8+ Kf7 35. Qc7+ Kf8 36. Qd8+ Kf7 37. Qxd5+) 32... Qg6 {this lost immediately. Somthing better was} (32... Qf5 33. Qc5+ Kg8 34. g4 Qb1+ 35. Kh2 Qxb2 36. Qxd5+ Kf8 37. Qc5+ Kf7 38. Kg3 {with clear advantage of white.}) 33. Qc5+ Ke8 34. Qxd5 Qb1+ 35. Kh2 Qxb2 36. Qg8+ {and Black resign. This is impresive win on positional grandmaster style. Bravo Pascal!} 1-0