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26 Feb 2018

A00 Irregular Openings (1.g3 d5 2.Bg2)

A00 Irregular Openings (1.g3 d5 2.Bg2)

The move 1.g3 (44495 games, score 55%) is the 6th most played move in my reference database. The moves that people were more likely to play were 1.e4 (3440262 games, score 52.9%), 1.d4 (2149509 games, score 54.5%), 1.Nf3 (528976 games, score 55.4%), 1.c4 (449325 games, score 54.3%) and 1.f4 (45513 games, score 48.7%). My opponent's reply, 1...d5 (15198 games, score 53.8%) is the most popular move that has been played against 1.g3. Not surprisingly, 2.Bg2 (10609 games, score 53.2%), the logical follow-up to 1.g3, is also the most often played move. After that the game went onto to a strange and rarely played path as my opponent chose to play 2...d4 (2 games, score 100%), a move that makes no sense to me. The moves that had seen more play were, 2...Nf6 (4643 games, score 55.7%), 2...c6 (2585 games, score 51.3%), 2...e5 (1922 games, score 48.8%), 2...c5 (602 games, score 52.7%), 2...g6 (374 games, score 50.3%), 2...e6 (281 games, score 60.9%), 2...Nc6 (78 games, score 53.2%), 2...Bf5 (72 games, score 62.5%), 2...f5 (24 games, score 43.8%), 2...Bg4 (14 games, score 46.4%), 2...b6 (7 games, score 92.9%) and 2...h5 (3 games, score 0%). If one were to play moves only based on the percentages, you would play the move 2...h5, because it has performed the best for Black as the player who has controlled the black pieces has won all three games. In two out of those three games, the winning side was clearly the higher rated player, but there is one game that might be worthy to note, the game between Muhamed Sinanovic (2386) and Damir Samovojska (2307) that was played at Šibenik on September 28th, 2009, where the lower rated player was able to win.

In those two games where the move 2...d4 was played, White was the winner and this game followed the game between Ervin Mozes (2385) and Daniel Koval (2190), played at Sárospatak in 1994, up to the move 3.Nf3. In that game the move 3...g6 (2 games, score 100%) was played, but in my game the move that was chosen by Kojjootti was 3...c5 (5 games, score 60%), which is actually the most often occurred move. For this game I took the N signing for novelty out of its place, since it was after 3...c5 and therefore incorrectly placed. Next I simply castled, which had been seen in 8 games before this one with a score of 56.3%. In all of those 8 games, it was replied with 4...Nc6, like in this game. My 5th move, e3, had not been played in any of the games that appear in my reference database, so it can be called a novelty. The three moves that had been played were 5.d3 (6 games, score 41.7%), 5.c3 (2 games, score 100%) and 5.e4 (1 game, score 100%).

[Event "Live Chess"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2016.07.19"] [Round "?"] [White "Vierjoki, Timo"] [Black "Kojjootti"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A00"] [WhiteElo "1759"] [BlackElo "1731"] [Annotator "Stockfish 9 64 POPCNT (30s)"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] 1. g3 d5 2. Bg2 {A00 Irregular Openings} d4 (2... c5 3. f4 g6 4. d3 Bg7 5. c3 Nc6 6. Nh3 Nf6 7. O-O O-O {1/2-1/2 (7) Petran,P (2410)-Tibensky,R (2410) Topolcianky 1994}) 3. Nf3 (3. d3 c5 4. Nd2 Nc6 5. b3 e5 6. Nc4 Bd7 7. e4 b5 8. Nd2 Be7 9. a4 bxa4 10. Rxa4 Nf6 11. Ngf3 O-O 12. O-O Qc7 13. Nh4 g6 14. Nc4 Kg7 15. f4 Ng8 16. Nf3 f6 17. Ra1 Bg4 {Krolik,W (1703)-Jaskowski,T (1978) Katy Rybackie 2009 1-0 (38)}) 3... c5 (3... g6 4. b4 Bg7 5. Bb2 e5 6. O-O Ne7 7. e3 O-O 8. a3 c5 9. bxc5 Na6 10. a4 Nxc5 11. Ba3 Ne6 12. Ra2 Re8 13. exd4 exd4 14. d3 Nc6 15. Nfd2 Bf8 16. Qc1 Ng5 17. h4 Ne6 18. Ne4 {Mozes,E (2385) -Koval,D (2190) Sarospatak 1994 1-0}) (3... Nc6 4. O-O $16) 4. O-O (4. c3 dxc3 5. Nxc3 Nc6 $14) 4... Nc6 $14 5. e3 $146 (5. c3 e5 $11) 5... Nf6 (5... g6 6. a3 $11) 6. exd4 cxd4 7. d3 {Prevents intrusion on e4} (7. c3 Bg4 $11) 7... e6 (7... g6 8. c3 $11) 8. Nbd2 (8. Re1 Be7 $11) 8... Bc5 (8... g6 9. Nb3 $14) 9. Nb3 {White threatens to win material: Nb3xc5} (9. a4 O-O $11) 9... Bb6 $14 10. Re1 (10. a4 O-O $11) 10... O-O 11. Bg5 (11. a4 Bc7 $11) 11... a5 (11... h6 12. Bh4 $11) 12. Nbd2 (12. Bh4 $142 $14) 12... a4 $4 {hands over the advantage to the opponent} (12... h6 $142 {and Black could well hope to play on} 13. Bh4 Bc5 $11) 13. Ne4 $16 Ra5 14. Nxf6+ (14. c4 dxc3 15. bxc3 Rxg5 16. Nexg5 e5 $18) 14... gxf6 15. Bh6 Re8 16. Nh4 (16. Nd2 $5 e5 17. Nc4 $18) 16... f5 17. Qh5 Ne5 $4 (17... Bd7 $142 $14 {was possible}) 18. Bg5 $18 f6 19. Bh6 (19. Bxf6 $142 {secures victory } Qxf6 20. Qxe8+ Qf8 21. Qxf8+ Kxf8 22. b4 $18) 19... Qe7 (19... Re7 20. Rxe5 Rxe5 21. Ng6 $14) 20. h3 {Covers g4} (20. Bd2 $5 Rb5 21. Rab1 $14) 20... Qf7 { Black threatens to win material: Qf7xh5} 21. Qe2 Ng6 22. Nxg6 hxg6 23. Bd2 { White threatens to win material: Bd2xa5} Re5 {Black threatens to win material: Re5xe2} 24. Qd1 Rxe1+ 25. Qxe1 (25. Bxe1 e5 $11) 25... e5 26. b3 (26. c4 $5 $11 ) 26... e4 $15 27. dxe4 (27. Bb4 axb3 28. axb3 exd3 $15) 27... fxe4 $17 28. bxa4 (28. Kh2 axb3 29. axb3 Kg7 $17) 28... e3 29. fxe3 dxe3 30. Bc3 $2 (30. Ba5 Bd4 31. Bc3 $17) 30... e2+ $19 31. Kh2 f5 $4 {Black has let it slip away} ( 31... Kg7 $142 32. Rb1 Bc5 $19) 32. Bb2 $4 (32. Qd2 $142 {was much better} Be3 33. Qd5 $11) 32... f4 $19 33. Qc3 (33. gxf4 {the last chance for counterplay} Qxf4+ 34. Qg3 Qxg3+ 35. Kxg3 e1=Q+ 36. Rxe1 Rxe1 37. Bf3 $19) 33... fxg3+ 34. Kh1 e1=Q+ (34... Bd4 35. Qxg3 Bf2 36. Qc3 e1=Q+ 37. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 38. Qxe1 Bxe1 39. Bd4 Bg3 40. Bg1 Qxa2 41. a5 Qxc2 42. Bh2 Qd1+ 43. Bg1 Bf2 44. Bd5+ Qxd5+ 45. Kh2 Qf3 46. Bxf2 Bxh3 47. a6 Qg2#) 35. Rxe1 $11 Rxe1+ 36. Qxe1 Qf2 $4 { what a pity, victory was in sight} (36... Bxh3 $142 {would hold out} 37. Qxg3 Bxg2+ 38. Kxg2 Qd5+ 39. Kh2 Qd2+ 40. Kh3 Qh6+ 41. Kg2 Qd2+ 42. Kh3 Qh6+ 43. Kg2 Qd2+ 44. Kh3 $11) 37. Qe8+ Kh7 (37... Qf8 {doesn't improve anything} 38. Qxg6+ Qg7 39. Qxg7#) 38. Qh8# 1-0

Below you can view some of the latest and highest rated games that have reached the position after 2.Bg2.

[Event "SUI-chT"] [Site "Switzerland"] [Date "2017.05.14"] [Round "4.3"] [White "Hickl, Joerg"] [Black "Petrov, Nikita"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A00"] [WhiteElo "2556"] [BlackElo "2511"] [PlyCount "134"] [EventDate "2017.03.19"] [EventType "team-swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "SUI"] [SourceTitle "Mega2017 Update 32"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2017.06.02"] [WhiteTeam "Riehen"] [BlackTeam "Geneve"] [WhiteTeamCountry "SUI"] [BlackTeamCountry "SUI"] 1. g3 d5 2. Bg2 e5 3. d3 Nf6 4. c4 dxc4 5. Qa4+ Bd7 6. Qxc4 Nc6 7. Nf3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Nbd2 h6 10. Nb3 Be6 11. Qc2 a5 12. Bd2 a4 13. Nc1 Qd7 14. a3 Bf5 15. e4 Bg4 16. Bc3 Bxf3 17. Bxf3 Rfd8 18. Rd1 Nd4 19. Bxd4 Qxd4 20. Ne2 Qb6 21. Rac1 c6 22. Kg2 Ra5 23. h4 Qa7 24. Rd2 Bc5 25. Rf1 Bd4 26. Nc3 Qc5 27. Qc1 Raa8 28. Bd1 Rd7 29. Rc2 Qe7 30. Re1 Bb6 31. Rd2 Ba5 32. Re3 Rd4 33. Bf3 Rad8 34. Rd1 b5 35. Qc2 Bb6 36. Na2 R4d6 37. Ree1 Qe6 38. Qb1 Nd7 39. Nc1 Nc5 40. Be2 Qf6 41. Bf3 Qe6 42. Rf1 Qd7 43. Be2 Rf6 44. Bf3 Rd6 45. Be2 Qe6 46. Qc2 Rf8 47. f4 exf4 48. Rxf4 Qe7 49. Bg4 Ne6 50. Bxe6 Qxe6 51. Qe2 Rfd8 52. Rdf1 R8d7 53. h5 Bd8 54. Qc2 c5 55. Qxc5 Bg5 56. Qc8+ Kh7 57. Rxf7 Rxf7 58. Qxe6 Rxe6 59. Rxf7 Bxc1 60. Rf2 Rd6 61. Rc2 Be3 62. Rc3 Bd4 63. Rc2 Be5 64. Rd2 b4 65. Kf3 b3 66. Ke3 Bd4+ 67. Ke2 Rf6 0-1 [Event "FIDE World Cup"] [Site "Tbilisi"] [Date "2017.09.05"] [Round "1.4"] [White "Pourramezanali, Amirreza"] [Black "Yu, Yangyi"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A08"] [WhiteElo "2533"] [BlackElo "2744"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2017.09.03"] [EventType "k.o."] [EventRounds "7"] [EventCountry "GEO"] [SourceTitle "Mega2017 Update 49"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2017.09.29"] 1. g3 d5 2. Bg2 g6 3. d3 Bg7 4. Nd2 c5 5. e4 dxe4 6. dxe4 Nc6 7. Ngf3 Nf6 8. O-O O-O 9. Qe2 Qc7 10. c3 e5 11. a4 h6 12. Nc4 Be6 13. Nfd2 Rfe8 14. Re1 Rad8 15. Nf1 Bxc4 16. Qxc4 Na5 17. Qe2 Nb3 18. Rb1 Nxc1 19. Rbxc1 h5 20. Qb5 Bh6 21. Rcd1 a6 22. Qc4 Qc6 23. a5 b5 24. axb6 Qxb6 25. Qa2 Kg7 26. Bf3 a5 27. Rb1 Rd6 28. Qc4 Rb8 29. Bd1 Qb5 30. Qa2 Qd3 31. Be2 Qxe4 32. Bc4 Qf5 33. h3 Ne4 34. Rxe4 Qxe4 35. Bxf7 Rf8 36. Bc4 Rxf2 37. Kxf2 Rf6+ 38. Kg1 Be3+ 39. Nxe3 Qxe3+ 40. Kh1 Rf2 0-1 [Event "Saint Louis Fall-A"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2017.09.12"] [Round "7"] [White "Petrosian, Tigran L"] [Black "Meier, Georg"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A00"] [WhiteElo "2615"] [BlackElo "2651"] [PlyCount "66"] [EventDate "2017.09.06"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] [EventCategory "15"] [SourceTitle "Mega2017 Update 48"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2017.09.22"] 1. g3 d5 2. Bg2 e5 3. d3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Bd6 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 dxc4 7. dxc4 c6 8. Nc3 h6 9. Qc2 Be6 10. Rd1 Qc7 11. b3 Nbd7 12. Bb2 Rad8 13. Na4 Rfe8 14. c5 Be7 15. Nd2 Nd5 16. a3 b5 17. cxb6 axb6 18. Nc3 Rc8 19. Rac1 Qb8 20. b4 Red8 21. Be4 Nf8 22. Nf3 b5 23. Nxe5 Bg5 24. Nd3 Bxc1 25. Qxc1 Nf6 26. Bg2 Bc4 27. Nc5 Rxd1+ 28. Nxd1 N8d7 29. Nxd7 Nxd7 30. Bh3 Be6 31. Qc3 Nf6 32. Bxe6 fxe6 33. Ne3 Qc7 1/2-1/2 [Event "RUS-ch blitz"] [Site "Sochi"] [Date "2017.10.02"] [Round "19"] [White "Yuffa, Daniil"] [Black "Inarkiev, Ernesto"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A08"] [WhiteElo "2527"] [BlackElo "2694"] [PlyCount "110"] [EventDate "2017.10.02"] [EventType "swiss (blitz)"] [EventRounds "20"] [EventCountry "RUS"] [SourceTitle "Mega2017 Update 50"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2017.10.05"] 1. g3 d5 2. Bg2 e5 3. d3 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. O-O Nf6 6. e4 d4 7. a4 Be7 8. Na3 Bg4 9. h3 Bh5 10. Nc4 Nd7 11. Qe1 O-O 12. Nh2 b6 13. h4 f6 14. Bh3 Bf7 15. f4 Rb8 16. Nf3 a6 17. Bd2 b5 18. axb5 axb5 19. Na5 Nxa5 20. Rxa5 c4 21. Ra7 Nc5 22. Ba5 Qe8 23. Qe2 Ra8 24. Rxa8 Qxa8 25. Bb4 Qa2 26. fxe5 Qxb2 27. Bxc5 Bxc5 28. e6 Bh5 29. g4 Be8 30. g5 Bh5 31. Qg2 b4 32. gxf6 Rxf6 33. Ng5 Rxf1+ 34. Qxf1 Be7 35. Bg4 Be8 36. Qf4 Qb1+ 37. Kh2 Qxc2+ 38. Kh3 Qxd3+ 39. Bf3 Bxg5 40. hxg5 Qe3 41. Qf5 Bg6 42. Qg4 Kf8 43. Kg2 Qd2+ 44. Kh3 Qe3 45. Kg2 d3 46. Qg3 Qb6 47. Qf4+ Ke8 48. Qe5 b3 49. Qxg7 b2 50. e7 b1=Q 51. Qf8+ Kd7 52. Bg4+ Kc7 53. Qc8+ Kd6 54. Qe6+ Kc5 55. Qd5+ Kb4 0-1 [Event "Huaian IMSA blitz 2nd"] [Site "Huaian"] [Date "2017.12.12"] [Round "8.3"] [White "Mamedov, Rauf"] [Black "Korobov, Anton"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A07"] [WhiteElo "2709"] [BlackElo "2652"] [PlyCount "84"] [EventDate "2017.12.12"] [EventType "tourn (blitz)"] [EventRounds "22"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "Mega2017 Update 60"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2017.12.15"] 1. g3 d5 2. Bg2 g6 3. d3 Bg7 4. Nd2 e5 5. e4 Ne7 6. exd5 Nxd5 7. Ngf3 O-O 8. O-O Nc6 9. Re1 h6 10. a3 a5 11. Rb1 Kh7 12. c4 Nde7 13. b4 axb4 14. axb4 Qxd3 15. b5 Nd4 16. Nxe5 Qc2 17. Bb2 Qxd1 18. Rbxd1 Nc2 19. Re2 Ra2 20. Bc3 Nf5 21. Nb3 Nce3 22. Rxa2 Nxd1 23. Ba1 Re8 24. Nd3 Nc3 25. Ra8 Nd6 26. Nd2 Bf5 27. Rxe8 Nxe8 28. Bxc3 Bxc3 29. Ne4 Bd4 30. Kf1 Nd6 31. f3 Nxe4 32. fxe4 Be6 33. c5 Bc4 34. Ke2 Bxb5 35. Kd2 c6 36. e5 Kg7 37. Be4 h5 38. e6 fxe6 39. Nf4 Bxc5 40. Nxe6+ Kf6 41. Nxc5 Ke5 42. Bxg6 Kd5 1-0 [Event "Huaian IMSA blitz 2nd"] [Site "Huaian"] [Date "2017.12.13"] [Round "14"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B10"] [WhiteElo "2799"] [BlackElo "2772"] [PlyCount "78"] [EventDate "2017.12.12"] [EventType "tourn (blitz)"] [EventRounds "22"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "Mega2017 Update 61"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2017.12.22"] 1. g3 d5 2. Bg2 e5 3. d3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Bd6 5. Nbd2 O-O 6. e4 c6 7. O-O Re8 8. Re1 Nbd7 9. c3 h6 10. Qc2 Nf8 11. b3 Ng6 12. Bb2 Bg4 13. h3 Be6 14. Rad1 Qc7 15. Nf1 Rad8 16. Ne3 Qc8 17. Kh2 b5 18. a4 bxa4 19. bxa4 Qb7 20. Nf5 dxe4 21. dxe4 Bb3 22. Qc1 Bxd1 23. Rxd1 Bc5 24. Re1 Bxf2 25. Rf1 Bc5 26. Nd2 Re6 27. Qc2 Qd7 28. Nb3 Bf8 29. Bc1 Qd3 30. Qb2 Nxe4 31. Rf3 Qd7 32. Qc2 Nf6 33. Rf2 Qd1 34. Qa2 Rb8 35. Rb2 Rxb3 36. Rxb3 Qxc1 37. Rb8 Qxc3 38. Qf2 e4 39. Qxa7 e3 0-1 [Event "EU-ch blitz"] [Site "Katowice"] [Date "2017.12.15"] [Round "21"] [White "Duda, Jan Krzysztof"] [Black "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B10"] [WhiteElo "2717"] [BlackElo "2736"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "2017.12.15"] [EventType "swiss (blitz)"] [EventRounds "22"] [EventCountry "POL"] [SourceTitle "Mega2017 Update 61"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2017.12.22"] 1. g3 d5 2. Bg2 c6 3. d3 Nf6 4. Nd2 e5 5. Ngf3 Bd6 6. e4 dxe4 7. dxe4 O-O 8. O-O Qe7 9. b3 Bg4 10. Nc4 Bxf3 11. Qxd6 Qxd6 12. Nxd6 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 b6 14. Rd1 Nbd7 15. f3 Rfd8 16. a4 Nf8 17. Bb2 Ng6 18. a5 b5 19. Nb7 Rdc8 20. a6 c5 21. Ra5 c4 22. b4 c3 23. Bc1 Rc6 24. Be3 Ne8 25. Bc5 Nf8 26. Rd3 Ne6 27. Rxc3 N8c7 28. Rca3 f6 29. Kf2 g5 30. Ke2 h5 31. c3 h4 32. Be3 Kf7 33. Nc5 h3 34. Kd3 Rd8+ 35. Kc2 Ra8 36. Ra1 Nxc5 37. Bxc5 Ke6 38. Kb3 Rd8 39. Bxa7 Rd3 40. Bc5 Rxf3 41. a7 Na8 42. Rxb5 1-0 [Event "Gibraltar Masters 16th"] [Site "Caleta"] [Date "2018.01.27"] [Round "5"] [White "Moussard, Jules"] [Black "Saric, Ivan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A03"] [WhiteElo "2571"] [BlackElo "2664"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2018.01.23"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "10"] [EventCountry "GGB"] [SourceTitle "Mega2018 Update 16"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2018.02.09"] 1. g3 d5 2. Bg2 c6 3. f4 h5 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Ne5 Nf6 6. d3 Nbd7 7. Nd2 Qc7 8. Nxd7 Bxd7 9. Nf3 O-O-O 10. c3 e6 11. Qc2 c5 12. Bd2 Be7 13. O-O-O Be8 14. Kb1 Rd6 15. e4 Ra6 16. c4 d4 17. f5 Ng4 18. Rde1 exf5 19. exf5 Bf6 20. h3 Ne3 21. Bxe3 dxe3 22. Rxe3 Ba4 23. Qe2 Bc6 24. Re1 Qa5 25. b3 Bxf3 26. Bxf3 Rd8 27. Qc2 Rb6 28. Re8 Qa3 29. Rxd8+ Kxd8 30. Bd1 a5 31. Re2 a4 32. Qc1 Qb4 33. Qd2 axb3 34. axb3 Ra6 35. Qxb4 Ra1+ 36. Kc2 cxb4 37. Re4 Ra2+ 38. Kc1 Ra1+ 39. Kc2 1/2-1/2 [Event "Gibraltar Masters 16th"] [Site "Caleta"] [Date "2018.01.31"] [Round "9"] [White "Moussard, Jules"] [Black "Adams, Michael"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A00"] [WhiteElo "2571"] [BlackElo "2709"] [PlyCount "58"] [EventDate "2018.01.23"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "10"] [EventCountry "GGB"] [SourceTitle "Mega2018 Update 16"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2018.02.09"] 1. g3 d5 2. Bg2 e5 3. c3 Nf6 4. d4 Nbd7 5. Nf3 Bd6 6. dxe5 Nxe5 7. Nxe5 Bxe5 8. Bf4 Bxf4 9. Qa4+ c6 10. Qxf4 O-O 11. Nd2 Re8 12. e3 Qb6 13. Qb4 Qxb4 14. cxb4 d4 15. e4 a5 16. bxa5 Rxa5 17. O-O Be6 18. a3 g6 19. Rfc1 Rd8 20. Bf1 h5 21. Bc4 Bxc4 22. Rxc4 Ng4 23. Rb4 Rc5 24. h3 Ne5 25. f4 Nd3 26. Nb3 Rc2 27. Rxd4 Rxd4 28. Nxd4 Rxb2 29. Rd1 Nf2 0-1 [Event "PRO League Stage"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.01.31"] [Round "3"] [White "Margvelashvili, Giorgi"] [Black "Dreev, Alexey"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A11"] [WhiteElo "2530"] [BlackElo "2653"] [PlyCount "88"] [EventDate "2018.01.18"] [EventType "team-swiss (rapid)"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "Mega2018 Update 16"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2018.02.09"] [WhiteTeam "Seattle Sluggers"] [BlackTeam "San Diego Surfers"] [WhiteTeamCountry "USA"] [BlackTeamCountry "USA"] 1. g3 d5 2. Bg2 c6 3. c4 Nf6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. O-O Nbd7 6. Na3 Nb6 7. Qc2 g6 8. Nxc4 Bg7 9. b3 Bf5 10. d3 Qc8 11. Bb2 Bh3 12. e4 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 O-O 14. d4 Ne8 15. Rac1 Nd6 16. Rfe1 Nbxc4 17. bxc4 b5 18. Nd2 Qa6 19. c5 Nb7 20. a3 Rfd8 21. e5 Na5 22. Bc3 Rd5 23. Bxa5 Qxa5 24. Nf3 Rdd8 25. Qb3 e6 26. Red1 Bh6 27. Ra1 Qc7 28. h4 Qd7 29. Qd3 Qd5 30. h5 a5 31. hxg6 fxg6 32. Rh1 Bg7 33. Qe3 Rf8 34. g4 Ra7 35. Rh3 Raf7 36. Rg3 Bh6 37. g5 Bxg5 38. Qd3 Bf4 39. Rh3 Bxe5 40. Rg1 Bxd4 41. Qxd4 Rxf3 42. Qxd5 Rxf2+ 43. Kh1 exd5 44. a4 b4 0-1