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5 Jan 2018

D03 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bg5, including Torre Attack with early ...d5 (1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c3 e6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Nbd2 O-O 6.e3 Nbd7 7.Bd3 c5 8.O-O b6)

D03 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bg5, including Torre Attack with early ...d5 (1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c3 e6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Nbd2 O-O 6.e3 Nbd7 7.Bd3 c5 8.O-O b6)

This one was played in a tournament called 2014 August Grand Seven Fourteen III. I ended up being on fourth place in the final standings with 93 points. For a win players received 3 points and for a draw 1 point. Despite the rather large rating difference, rlsomga was able to keep the game rather evenly fought up to the move 26...Rfe8. Rlsomga played the move 27.e4, which combined with a previous inaccuracy, add up to a position that was clearly in my favor.

The move 27.e4 was bad because it resulted in a serious of exchanges, after which rlsomga had an isolated pawn on e4, which required the protection of my opponent's pieces. The game continued 27...dxe4 28.Nxe4 Nxe4 29.fxe4 Rd6 and then rlsomga played 30.a3, which was the final nail in the coffin. The 30th move by my opponent seems to be just a waste of a move, since there is no reason that I can see what would be the purpose of pushing the pawn to a3. It was not threatened, nor did the pawn advance threaten anything. I continued with the most logical move 30...Red8, with the idea of invading the second rank with my rook. It also prevented rlsomga from moving either of the rooks to d1, since I would just trade both rooks and then take the undefended e-pawn with my bishop. In the game I was able to double my rooks on the second rank and the game was soon over after that.

[Event "Grand Seven Fourteen"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2014.08.11"] [Round "1"] [White "rlsomga"] [Black "Vierjoki, Timo"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D03"] [WhiteElo "983"] [BlackElo "1895"] [Annotator "Stockfish 8 64 POPCNT (30s), TV"] [PlyCount "76"] [EventDate "2014.??.??"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 {Queen Pawn Game: Symmetrical Variation} 3. c3 (3. c4 dxc4 {Queen's Gambit Accepted: Deferred}) (3. e3 Bf5 {Queen Pawn Game: Colle System. Anti-Colle} (3... e6 4. Bd3 c5 5. b3 {Queen Pawn Game: Rubinstein Variation})) 3... e6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Nbd2 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Bd3 c5 8. O-O b6 {D03 1.d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3.Bg5, including Torre Attack with early ...d5} 9. dxc5 (9. Rb1 Bb7 10. Ne5 Ne4 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. Nxd7 Qxd7 13. Nxe4 dxe4 14. Be2 {1/2-1/2 (14) Marszalek,R (2345)-Sarwinski,M (2395) Litomerice 1986}) 9... Nxc5 10. Bb1 $146 (10. Bc2 Bb7 11. Nb3 Nce4 12. Bh4 Qc7 13. Qe2 Rac8 14. Nbd4 Rfd8 15. Nb5 Ba6 16. Bd3 Bxb5 17. Bxb5 Nc5 18. Nd4 Qb7 19. Nb3 Nxb3 20. axb3 Qc7 21. Ra6 Ne4 22. Bxe7 Qxe7 23. Rfa1 Rc7 24. b4 e5 {Eydt,Y (1732)-Tobitt Jupillat,E (1605) France 2010 1-0 (55)}) 10... Ba6 {Black threatens to win material: Ba6xf1} 11. Re1 Nd3 (11... Nfe4 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. a4 $15) 12. Bxd3 $11 Bxd3 {Black has the pair of bishops} 13. Ne5 {White threatens to win material: Ne5xd3} Bb5 14. Ndf3 h6 {Black threatens to win material: h6xg5} 15. Bh4 (15. Bxf6 Bxf6 16. Ng4 Be7 $11) 15... Ne4 $15 16. Bxe7 {White forks: f8+d8} Qxe7 17. Nd4 Be8 (17... Ba6 18. f3 Nd6 19. Qc2 $15) 18. f3 Nf6 19. Nec6 {White threatens to win material: Nc6xe7} (19. e4 dxe4 20. fxe4 Bb5 $11) 19... Qd6 20. Nb4 Bd7 21. Nbc2 e5 { Black threatens to win material: e5xd4} 22. Ne2 Qc5 23. Kh1 (23. Nc1 Bf5 $15) 23... Bf5 {White has a cramped position} 24. Ng3 {White threatens to win material: Ng3xf5} Bg6 25. Rc1 Rad8 26. Qe2 Rfe8 27. e4 (27. Qa6 $5 $17) 27... dxe4 28. Nxe4 Nxe4 29. fxe4 Rd6 30. a3 $2 (30. Nb4 $142 $5 $17) 30... Red8 $19 31. h3 (31. Ne3 Bxe4 32. Qc4 Bd3 33. Qxc5 bxc5 $19) 31... Rd2 32. Qf1 (32. Qg4 $19) 32... Rf2 33. Qg1 Rdd2 34. b4 (34. Nb4 {does not win a prize} Qc4 35. b3 Qxb3 $19) 34... Qxc3 (34... Qc6 $142 {and Black has prevailed} 35. Nd4 exd4 36. cxd4 Qe8 $19) 35. Ne3 Qd4 36. Nf5 (36. Rcd1 {no good, but what else?} Bxe4 37. Qxf2 Rxf2 38. Rxd4 exd4 39. Ng4 Bxg2+ 40. Kg1 $19) 36... Bxf5 37. exf5 Qd5 38. Rcd1 Rxg2 (38... Rxg2 39. Rxd2 Rxd2+ 40. Re4 Qxe4+ 41. Qg2 Qxg2#) 0-1

Out of the three games of reference I was able to find in the 2500+ rated category, all were rather short draws, this was the longest one and the only one that I am adding at the moment.

[Event "Lugansk-A"] [Site "Lugansk"] [Date "2007.10.??"] [Round "9"] [White "Bryzgalin, Kirill"] [Black "Kiselev, Vitaliy1"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D03"] [WhiteElo "2512"] [BlackElo "2505"] [PlyCount "40"] [EventDate "2007.10.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "17"] [EventCountry "UKR"] [EventCategory "6"] [SourceTitle "EXT 2009"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2008.11.26"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 Be7 4. Nbd2 d5 5. e3 c5 6. c3 O-O 7. Bd3 b6 8. O-O Nbd7 9. Qe2 Bb7 10. Rfd1 h6 11. Bf4 Nh5 12. Bg3 Nxg3 13. hxg3 Nf6 14. Ba6 Qc8 15. Bxb7 Qxb7 16. a3 Rac8 17. Ne5 Nd7 18. Ndf3 Nxe5 19. Nxe5 Bf6 20. Rac1 Rfd8 1/2-1/2