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29 Mar 2018

D00 1.d4 d5: Unusual lines (1.d4 Nf6 2.e3 d5 3.f4)

D00 1.d4 d5: Unusual lines (1.d4 Nf6 2.e3 d5 3.f4)

This one was played on the first round of the 2014 October Glacial Super Casual Banded I 1650+ tournament. The tournament started on November 3rd 2014 and it was held at Red Hot Pawn. All the 22 games that I needed to play in group 1 started on that day. I was not able to get that many points in group 1 and I was on 4th place in the final standings. Veca was 6th in the final standings of the group.

Despite the rating difference and the material advantage I was able to get in the game, this game was far from easy for me and at times it seemed that my sometimes sloppy play would throw away my winning chances. I started to be worried a bit after my opponent played 34.Qg2, which threatened to invade my position with the queen. My winning chances seemed to evaporate especially after 39.Bf7 because I started to lose some pawns. I think that the losing move was 43.Nf7 because after my reply 43...Qb7 I can finally relax and push my a-pawn, after the trade of queens that is.

[Event "Glacial Super Casual Banded"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2014.11.03"] [Round "1"] [White "veca"] [Black "Vierjoki, Timo"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D00"] [WhiteElo "1547"] [BlackElo "1907"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 2.10 (30s)"] [PlyCount "106"] [EventDate "2014.??.??"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 d5 3. f4 {D00 1.d4 d5: Unusual lines} c5 4. c3 cxd4 5. cxd4 $146 (5. exd4 Bf5 (5... Bg4 6. Nf3 e6 7. Bd3 Nbd7 8. O-O Bd6 9. Qe1 Qe7 10. Ne5 a6 11. Nd2 g6 12. Ndf3 Bxf3 13. Rxf3 Nh5 14. Rh3 f5 15. Be2 Bxe5 16. fxe5 Ng7 17. Qg3 O-O 18. Bg5 Qf7 19. Qh4 Ne8 20. Be7 {Hernandez Torres,A (1851)-Alvis,A (1757) Bogota 2015 1-0}) (5... Nc6 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. Bd3 e6 8. O-O Be7 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Qxf3 O-O 11. Nd2 Rc8 12. Qe2 Na5 13. Nf3 Nc4 14. Ne5 Nd6 15. Bd2 Nfe4 16. Rf3 f5 17. Raf1 Nxd2 18. Qxd2 Ne4 19. Qe3 Qe8 20. Bxe4 {Agasiev,K-Nasibov,V Baku 2002 1-0 (47)}) 6. Bd3 Bxd3 7. Qxd3 e6 8. Be3 Bd6 9. Nd2 Qc7 10. g3 Nc6 11. Ngf3 Rb8 12. O-O O-O 13. Ne5 b5 14. Rfc1 Rfc8 15. Kg2 Qe7 16. b4 Nd7 17. a4 bxa4 18. b5 Nd8 19. Rxa4 Nb6 {Fulop,C (2161)-Nagy,G (2104) Hungary 2003 0-1 (40)}) 5... Nc6 6. Nf3 e6 7. a3 Be7 8. Nc3 {The position is equal.} O-O 9. Bd3 b6 10. O-O Bb7 11. Ne5 Rc8 12. h3 Na5 13. g4 {-0.95/23} (13. f5 $11 {-0.08/27 remains equal.}) 13... Ne4 $17 14. Kg2 {-1.58/24} (14. Ne2 $142 {-0.87/26}) 14... Nxc3 {-0.98/27} (14... f6 $142 {-1.58/24} 15. Nf3 Nxc3 16. bxc3 Rxc3) 15. bxc3 Rxc3 16. Bd2 Rxa3 {0.00/32} (16... Nc4 $17 {-1.10/22 Strongly threatening ...f6.} 17. Bxh7+ Kxh7 18. Qb1+ Kg8 19. Bxc3 Nxe3+ 20. Kg3 Nxf1+ 21. Qxf1 Qc7) 17. Rxa3 Bxa3 18. Qa4 $2 {-1.86/25} (18. Bxa5 $1 $11 {-0.08/28} bxa5 19. Bxh7+ $1 Kxh7 20. Qd3+ Kg8 21. Qxa3) 18... Bd6 {-1.09/27} (18... Nc4 $1 $19 {-1.86/25 } 19. Nf3 Bd6 20. Qxa7 Qe7) 19. Bxa5 bxa5 20. Ra1 Bb4 21. Ra2 Qd6 22. Rc2 f6 23. Nf3 {-1.48/25} (23. Nc6 $15 {-0.62/30}) 23... Kf7 {-0.95/25} ({Black should try} 23... Bc8 {-1.48/25} 24. Bb5 Qe7) 24. g5 {-1.47/22} (24. Bxh7 $142 {-0.95/25} Ke7 25. Qb3) 24... h6 $1 25. h4 hxg5 {-1.14/27} (25... Ke7 $19 { -1.63/22} 26. Bb5 Qb6) 26. hxg5 Rc8 {-0.30/31} (26... Ke7 $17 {-1.14/22} 27. Rc1 Rh8) 27. gxf6 $2 {-1.86/27} (27. Rxc8 $11 {-0.30/31 and White stays safe.} Bxc8 28. Bg6+ $1 Kxg6 29. Qc2+ Kf7 30. Qxc8) 27... gxf6 $19 28. Rxc8 Bxc8 29. Qc2 Bd7 30. Bg6+ $2 {-4.43/23} (30. Bh7 {-2.27/27 was called for.}) 30... Ke7 31. Bh5 f5 $2 {-0.79/30} (31... a4 $19 {-3.89/23 and Black stays clearly on top.} 32. Qg6 Bb5 33. Qf7+ Kd8 34. Qxf6+ Kc7) 32. Ne5 $17 a4 {-0.37/35} ({ Better is} 32... Qb8 $1 $17 {-0.79/33} 33. Nc6+ Bxc6 34. Qxc6 Kf6) 33. Kf3 $2 { -3.14/25} (33. Kh2 $15 {-0.37/35} Qb8 34. Nxd7 Kxd7 35. Qxa4+ Ke7 36. Kg2) 33... Qb6 $2 {0.00/30} (33... Qa6 $1 $19 {-3.14/25} 34. Kf2 Qb7) 34. Qg2 $11 { [#] Threatening mate with Qg7+.} Bb5 {Hoping for .. .a3.} 35. Qg7+ Kd8 { White must now prevent ...a3.} 36. Qg8+ Kc7 37. Qf7+ Kc8 38. Qg8+ Kb7 39. Bf7 Bc4 40. Bxe6 Qc7 $1 41. Bxd5+ Bxd5+ 42. Qxd5+ Ka6 43. Nf7 $2 {-#60/22 [#]} (43. Nd3 $14 {0.38/26} Be7 44. Qe6+ (44. Qxf5 Qc4 $14) 44... Bd6 45. Qxf5) 43... Qb7 {Black mates.} 44. Qxb7+ Kxb7 {Endgame KB-KN} 45. Nh6 a3 46. Nxf5 a2 47. Ng3 a1=Q 48. d5 Qd1+ 49. Ke4 a5 50. f5 Qg4+ 51. Ke5 Qxg3+ 52. Kd4 Kc7 53. e4 Qc3# { Precision: White = 32%, Black = 42%.} 0-1

Here are some of the latest and highest rated games that I was able to find in my reference database.

[Event "NED-ch51 sf"] [Site "Enschede"] [Date "1995.11.09"] [Round "6"] [White "Knoppert, Erik GJ"] [Black "Riemersma, Liafbern"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D00"] [WhiteElo "2400"] [BlackElo "2415"] [PlyCount "78"] [EventDate "1995.11.03"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "NED"] [SourceTitle "EXT 1997"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1996.11.15"] 1. d4 d5 2. f4 Nf6 3. e3 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bd3 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. c3 Be7 8. Ne5 O-O 9. h3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 Ne4 11. Nd2 f5 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Nxe4 fxe4 14. Qe2 a5 15. Bd2 Qd7 16. Rad1 Rab8 17. Bc1 a4 18. a3 Bd6 19. Kh1 Rf6 20. g4 Qb7 21. Rf2 Rbf8 22. Rdf1 cxd4 23. exd4 Qc7 24. Qe3 c5 25. Bd2 Rb8 26. Be1 Rb3 27. f5 cxd4 28. Qxd4 Bc5 29. Qxa4 Bxf2 30. Bxf2 Rb8 31. Qd4 Rxb2 32. c4 Rb3 33. Kg2 Qxc4 34. Qa7 Qd3 35. Rc1 Qxh3+ 36. Kg1 Qxg4+ 37. Kf1 Qxf5 38. Rc7 Rb1+ 39. Ke2 Qf3+ 0-1 [Event "Wch U18"] [Site "Oropesa del Mar"] [Date "2000.10.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Kritz, Leonid"] [Black "Vallejo Pons, Francisco"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A03"] [WhiteElo "2424"] [BlackElo "2554"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "2000.10.11"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "11"] [EventCountry "ESP"] [SourceTitle "EXT 2001"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2000.11.22"] 1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. f4 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. c3 cxd4 6. exd4 Bf5 7. Be2 e6 8. O-O Bd6 9. Ne5 h6 10. Nd2 Qc7 11. Ndf3 Ne4 12. Qa4 O-O 13. Nd2 f6 14. Nxe4 Bxe4 15. Nxc6 bxc6 16. Qd1 e5 17. g3 exd4 18. Qxd4 Rab8 19. b3 c5 20. Qf2 a5 21. Re1 f5 22. Bf3 c4 23. Bxe4 dxe4 24. Qc2 cxb3 25. axb3 Qb6+ 26. Be3 Qxb3 27. Qxb3+ Rxb3 28. Rxa5 Rxc3 29. Re2 Rd3 30. Kf2 Bb4 31. Rb5 Bc3 32. Ra2 Kh7 33. Ke2 Kg6 34. Ra3 Rf6 35. h3 h5 36. g4 hxg4 37. hxg4 fxg4 38. Rg5+ Kh7 39. Ra4 Rg6 40. Rxe4 Rd8 41. f5 Rxg5 42. Bxg5 1/2-1/2 [Event "CZE-chT 0102"] [Site "Czechia"] [Date "2001.10.20"] [Round "1"] [White "Blatny, Pavel"] [Black "Trichkov, Vasil"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D00"] [WhiteElo "2433"] [BlackElo "2331"] [PlyCount "79"] [EventDate "2001.10.??"] [EventType "team"] [EventRounds "11"] [EventCountry "CZE"] [SourceTitle "EXT 2003"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2002.11.25"] 1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. f4 Bg4 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bd3 Ne4 6. O-O f5 7. c4 c6 8. Qb3 Qb6 9. c5 Qxb3 10. axb3 Bxf3 11. gxf3 Nf6 12. b4 Be7 13. Nc3 O-O 14. b5 Nbd7 15. b4 Rfc8 16. bxc6 Rxc6 17. Rf2 a6 18. b5 Rcc8 19. bxa6 bxa6 20. Bxa6 Bxc5 21. Bb2 Rc7 22. dxc5 Rca7 23. c6 Nb6 24. Nb5 Rxa6 25. Rxa6 Rxa6 26. Nc7 Ra4 27. Bd4 Nc8 28. Rb2 Ne7 29. Nxe6 Nxc6 30. Rb6 Rc4 31. Bc5 Na5 32. Ra6 Rc1+ 33. Kg2 Nc4 34. Ng5 Nxe3+ 35. Bxe3 Rc2+ 36. Kg1 Rc8 37. Bd4 Nh5 38. Be5 h6 39. Ne6 Re8 40. h4 1-0 [Event "AUT-chT 0102"] [Site "Austria"] [Date "2001.11.01"] [Round "2"] [White "Blatny, Pavel"] [Black "Mueller, Karsten"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D00"] [WhiteElo "2458"] [BlackElo "2506"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2001.10.06"] [EventType "team"] [EventRounds "11"] [EventCountry "AUT"] [SourceTitle "EXT 2002"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2001.11.25"] 1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. f4 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Qb3 c4 7. Qc2 e6 8. Nbd2 Bf5 9. Qa4 Bd6 10. Ne5 Bxe5 11. fxe5 Ne4 12. Nf3 O-O 13. Be2 Rb8 14. Qd1 b5 15. O-O b4 16. Bd2 bxc3 17. bxc3 Qa5 18. Qc1 h6 19. Be1 Rb7 20. Bd1 Rfb8 21. Kh1 Rb1 22. Rxb1 Rxb1 23. Qxb1 Ng3+ 24. hxg3 Bxb1 25. a4 Bd3 26. Rf2 Qb6 27. Nd2 Qb2 28. Nxc4 Qc1 29. Nb2 Qxe3 30. Nxd3 Qxd3 31. Bh5 g6 32. Be2 Qe3 33. Kg1 Na5 34. Kf1 Qc1 35. Bb5 Nc4 36. Re2 Ne3+ 37. Kf2 Nd1+ 38. Kf3 Nxc3 39. Bxc3 Qxc3+ 40. Re3 Qxd4 41. a5 Qb4 0-1 [Event "Bucharest Winter Cup"] [Site "Bucharest"] [Date "2001.12.19"] [Round "9"] [White "Tikhomirov, Sergei"] [Black "Bochkarev, Alexander2"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D00"] [WhiteElo "2357"] [BlackElo "2361"] [PlyCount "55"] [EventDate "2001.12.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "11"] [EventCountry "ROU"] [EventCategory "2"] [SourceTitle "CBM 085 ext"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2002.01.21"] 1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. f4 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. c3 e6 6. Nbd2 Ng4 7. Qe2 h5 8. Ne5 g5 9. h3 Ngxe5 10. fxe5 f5 11. exf6 Qxf6 12. e4 Be7 13. dxc5 Bd7 14. Nb3 a5 15. a4 O-O-O 16. Be3 dxe4 17. Nd2 Ne5 18. Nxe4 Qf5 19. Bd4 Ng6 20. Bxh8 Rxh8 21. Nd6+ Bxd6 22. cxd6 Ne5 23. Qe3 Bc6 24. Be2 Bxg2 25. Rg1 g4 26. Rxg2 gxh3 27. Rg5 h2 28. O-O-O 1-0 [Event "Geller Memorial op-A 6th"] [Site "Odessa"] [Date "2010.08.24"] [Round "4"] [White "Evdokimov, Alexander A"] [Black "Kharchenko, Boris"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D00"] [WhiteElo "2551"] [BlackElo "2442"] [PlyCount "88"] [EventDate "2010.08.21"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "UKR"] [SourceTitle "CBM 138 Extra"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2010.10.29"] 1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. f4 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bf5 6. Bd3 e6 7. O-O Bd6 8. Qe2 O-O 9. Ne5 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 Ne4 11. Nd2 f5 12. Nxe4 fxe4 13. Qe2 Bxe5 14. fxe5 Rxf1+ 15. Qxf1 Qb6 16. a3 cxd4 17. cxd4 Rc8 18. Qd1 Ne7 19. Bd2 Qxb2 20. Rb1 Qc2 21. Qe1 b6 22. Rc1 Qb2 23. Rxc8+ Nxc8 24. Bb4 a5 25. Qh4 Qc1+ 26. Qe1 Qxe1+ 27. Bxe1 Ne7 28. Kf2 Kf7 29. Ke2 Ke8 30. Kd1 Nc6 31. Kc2 Kd7 32. Kb3 Kc7 33. Ka4 Kb7 34. Kb5 Na7+ 35. Ka4 Ka6 36. Bd2 b5+ 37. Kb3 Nc8 38. Be1 Nb6 39. Bd2 Nc4 40. Bc1 h5 41. Kc2 g5 42. h3 h4 43. Kb3 a4+ 44. Kc2 Kb6 0-1 [Event "PRO League Stage"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.01.25"] [Round "2"] [White "Reimanis, Ritvars"] [Black "Melkumyan, Hrant"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D00"] [WhiteElo "2335"] [BlackElo "2654"] [PlyCount "104"] [EventDate "2018.01.18"] [EventType "team-swiss (rapid)"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "Mega2018 Update 15"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2018.02.02"] [WhiteTeam "Riga Magicians"] [BlackTeam "Armenia Eagles"] [WhiteTeamCountry "LAT"] [BlackTeamCountry "ARM"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 d5 3. f4 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bd3 Bxd3 6. Qxd3 c5 7. c3 Nbd7 8. Nbd2 Bd6 9. Ne5 Qb6 10. a4 Qa6 11. Qb5 Qxb5 12. axb5 Ke7 13. Ke2 Rhc8 14. h3 Ne8 15. Ndf3 f6 16. Nxd7 Kxd7 17. dxc5 Bxc5 18. Rd1 Nd6 19. g4 g6 20. h4 Ke7 21. Rh1 h5 22. g5 fxg5 23. Nxg5 Nxb5 24. Rg1 Rg8 25. Nf3 Nd6 26. Ne5 Nf7 27. Nf3 a6 28. Bd2 Rac8 29. Rg2 Bd6 30. Rag1 Nh8 31. Kd3 a5 32. b3 b6 33. c4 dxc4+ 34. bxc4 Rgd8 35. Nd4 Bc5 36. Bc3 Kf7 37. Rg5 a4 38. Ke4 Be7 39. Rb5 Rxc4 40. Ba1 Bc5 41. Kd3 Rb4 42. Rxb4 Bxb4 43. Kc4 Bc5 44. Nc6 Rc8 45. Ne5+ Ke7 46. Kd3 Rg8 47. Ke4 a3 48. Nd3 Bd6 49. Rb1 Rb8 50. Rb5 Nf7 51. Nc1 Bc5 52. Nb3 Nd6+ 0-1 [Event "PRO League Stage"] [Site "chess.com INT"] [Date "2018.02.03"] [Round "4"] [White "Reimanis, Ritvars"] [Black "Thorfinnsson, Bjorn"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A03"] [WhiteElo "2335"] [BlackElo "2400"] [PlyCount "54"] [EventDate "2018.01.18"] [EventType "team-swiss (rapid)"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "Mega2018 Update 17"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2018.02.16"] [WhiteTeam "Riga Magicians"] [BlackTeam "Reykjavik Puffins"] [WhiteTeamCountry "LAT"] [BlackTeamCountry "ISL"] 1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. f4 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. c3 Bg4 6. Be2 e6 7. Ne5 Bxe2 8. Qxe2 Ne4 9. O-O Nxe5 10. fxe5 Be7 11. Qb5+ Qd7 12. Qxd7+ Kxd7 13. Rxf7 Raf8 14. Rf3 Bg5 15. Na3 h5 16. Kf1 h4 17. h3 cxd4 18. cxd4 Be7 19. Nb1 g5 20. Nc3 g4 21. hxg4 Rxf3+ 22. gxf3 h3 23. Nxe4 dxe4 24. Bd2 h2 25. Kg2 h1=Q+ 26. Rxh1 exf3+ 27. Kg3 Rxh1 0-1