Friday, September 16, 2011

SM Sammour-Hasbun annotates his Game of the Week

[Event "USCL 2011, Week 3 New York vs Boston"]
[White "Kachieshvilli, Giorgi"]
[Black "Sammour-Hasbun, Jorge"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D31"]
[WhiteElo "2653"]
[BlackElo "2604"]
[Annotator "Jorge Sammour-Hasbun"]

1. c4

This move was predicted by Ilya Krasik our assistant manager.

1... e6

1... e5 was our main preparation

2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 c6 4. e4

Ok, this I did not expect at all. Going for blood indeed.

4... dxe4 5. Nxe4 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Qxd4

Ok, so here I kinda have to take the Pawn and just take it like a man. If I don't I would not only be worse, I would not feel right losing due to lack of courage.

7. Bxb4 Qxe4+ 8. Be2 Na6 9. Ba5 f6

After thinking for a while I played this move hoping my opponent would not be too familiar with this line. (9... b6 I believe nowadays most of the attention in this line is around 9... b6 I was not interested in testing theory when I honestly was not even expecting to be in this mess to begin with).

10. Qd8+ Kf7

11. f3?!

A new move according to my database

11... Qc2?

After thinking for awhile I thought if I had my Queen on c2 I would be able to protect the Pawn on h7. (11... Qe3 I'm not yet sure where I should move my Queen, but 11... Qe3 looks ok so far.)

12. Bc3

(12. Nh3 b6 13. Bc3 Ne7 This was my main idea behind 11... Qc2! 14. Qxh8 Bb7 And now I thought, well his Queen is dead. But I completly forgot about this simple and killing move: 15. Ng5+!! Ouch!!)

12... e5

13. f4!

Excellent move!

13... e4?

I really had a good feeling about this move. I was hoping to get my N-from-a6-d3 and not get mated honestly. (13... exf4 I guess I really have to go for this line in order to keep myself alive.)

14. Rd1?

It's hard to believe this move is actually not the best move for White here. (14. f5!! I was worried about this move during the game. To be completly honest I did not realize how strong this move really is - in fact I think I'm just lost after it. Let's see few ways I can try to defend here. 14... Nc5 (14... e3 Hoping to protect g6 from c2 15. c5 +-) 15. Nh3!! Ouch! This move is mean, White is getting ready to hit g5 or h5} Nd3+ 16. Kf1 Nc1 17. Ng5+! fxg5 18. Bh5+ g6 19. fxg6+ hxg6 20. Bxg6+ Kxg6 21. Qe8+ Kh6 22. Qf8+ Kg6 23. Qg7+ Kf5 24. Qf7+ Kg4 25. h3 ++-- hasta la vista baby)

14... Nc5 15. Bb4

(15. f5! Again, this move could be a challenge for Black. 15... Nd3+ 16. Kf1 Bxf5 This move is crazy for Black, but is not really good unless White gets a bit greedy.} 17. Qxa8 Nh6 18. Qxb7+ (18. Qxh8 This would be fun for Black. I would like to show this line just for fun.
18... Bg4!! 19. Re1 Nf5 20. Bxd3 Qxd3+ 21. Ne2 (21. Re2 Ne3+ 22. Kf2 Nd1+ 23. Kf1 Nxc3 24. bxc3 e3 25. Nf3 Bxf3 26. gxf3 g5 -+ Honestly this is just amazing, I have not yet seen a position like this before in my life, down two Rooks, and you are still winning.) 21... Bh3!! 22. gxh3 Qxh3+ 23. Kg1 Qe3+ 24. Kf1 Qf3+ 25. Kg1 Nh4 26. Nf4 e3 27. Re2 Qg4+ 28. Kf1 Qxf4+ 29. Ke1 Qe4 -+ Again this is just amazing!) 18... Kg6 19. Qb3 +-)

15... b6 16. Bxc5 bxc5 17. Nh3 Qxb2

At this point I felt like I had no moves other than taking on b2 and perhaps get my Q back to b6 to get the White Queen out.

18. O-O

Of course I knew White could castle, and I was not to happy about it. At this point I have to take on e2 and pray!

18... Qxe2 19. Ng5+ fxg5 20. fxg5+ Kg6 21. Qe8+ Kxg5

Jesus! One hour before the match I was teaching the kids in the academy how important its to develop your pieces and castle as soon as you can and now here I'm running with my King for my life.

22. Qe5+ Kh6 (only move)

(22... Kg6 23. Rd6+ Nf6 24. Rfxf6+ gxf6 25. Rxf6+) 23. Rd6+ (23. Qf4+ Kh5 = Only move (23... g5 24. Qf8+ Kh5 25. Qf7+ Kg4 (25... Kh4 26. Rde1 Qg4) 26. Rde1 Over))

23. Rd6+ g6

24. Qxh8?

I was not sure about this position, I realized once he takes on h8 he has ideas such as Rxg6+!
(24. Qf4+ Kh5) (24. h4 =) (24. Rxg6+ =)

24... Qe3+ 25. Kh1

25... Qg5

Stopping Rxg6+

26. Rxc6 Bd7 27. Rc7 Rf8 28. Qa1 Nf6 29. Qe1 e3 30. Rxa7 Bc6 31. Qe2

31... Rd8

(31... Ng4!! According to Fritz this move mates in 6 moves)

32. Rxf6 Rd1+ 33. Rf1 Qxg2+ 34. Qxg2 Rxf1#

Kacheshvilli decided it was appropriate to get mated as did our own Board 4.


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