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17 Apr 2018

C53 Giuoco Piano sidelines (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 a6)

C53 Giuoco Piano sidelines (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 a6)

Today's game was played in a tournament called 2016 November Octet I 1870+ at Red Hot Pawn. My opponent in this game, WackyWeasel, was able to gather 9 points in 14 games and was 7th in the final standings of the tournament. I was able to get 14 points in those 14 games and I was 6th in the final standings. In these tournaments you will get 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. I won both my games against WackyWeasel.

[Event "Octet"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2016.11.21"] [Round "1"] [White "WackyWeasel"] [Black "Vierjoki, Timo"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C53"] [WhiteElo "1898"] [BlackElo "1896"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 2.10 (30s)"] [PlyCount "118"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 a6 {C53 Giuoco Piano sidelines} 5. d4 exd4 6. cxd4 ({Much weaker is} 6. Nxd4 $6 Ne5 $11) 6... Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Qe7 {1.43/26} ({ Better is} 7... Bxd2+ $1 $14 {0.66/26} 8. Nbxd2 d6 (8... b5 9. Bb3 h6 10. Rc1 Bb7 11. a3 Nge7 12. Ba2 O-O 13. Qc2 d5 14. exd5 Nxd5 15. O-O Nf4 16. Nb3 Nb4 17. axb4 Bxf3 18. Qf5 Ne2+ 19. Kh1 Nxc1 20. Nxc1 Bb7 21. Nd3 Qg5 22. Qxg5 hxg5 23. Nc5 {Schiopu,O (1294)-Otetea,I (1478) Baile Felix 2017 1/2-1/2 (69)})) 8. O-O $16 {White is clearly better.} Bxd2 9. Qxd2 $146 (9. Nbxd2 Na5 10. Rc1 b5 11. Bb3 c6 12. Rc3 Nh6 13. Re1 O-O 14. Qc2 d6 15. a3 Bd7 16. Ba2 Rae8 17. Rce3 Kh8 18. Bb1 g6 19. d5 Ng4 20. Qc3+ Qf6 21. Qxa5 Nxe3 22. Rxe3 Qxb2 23. Qc3+ Qxc3 {Leonhardt,S-Fuchsluger,H Karlsruhe 2003 1-0 (63)}) 9... d6 10. h3 { 1.01/28} (10. Nc3 $142 {1.56/25}) 10... Nf6 11. Nc3 {aiming for e5.} O-O 12. Rfe1 h6 {1.35/26} (12... Qd8 $142 {0.90/25}) 13. Rad1 b5 {1.57/24} (13... Qd8 $142 {1.16/28}) 14. Nd5 Qd8 {2.66/27} (14... Nxd5 $16 {1.21/29 keeps fighting.} 15. Bxd5 (15. exd5 Qf6 $14) 15... Bb7) 15. Qf4 $4 {-2.76/24 [#]} (15. Nxf6+ $1 $18 {2.66/27 was the only winning move.} Qxf6 16. Bd5) 15... bxc4 $19 16. Nxf6+ Qxf6 17. Qxf6 gxf6 18. Rc1 Na5 19. Nd2 Bd7 20. Nxc4 Nxc4 21. Rxc4 c6 22. b3 Rfe8 23. f3 d5 24. Rcc1 dxe4 25. fxe4 Rab8 26. Rc4 Rb5 27. Kf2 f5 28. e5 Kf8 29. Kg3 Ke7 30. Kf4 Ke6 31. g4 fxg4 32. hxg4 Kd5 33. Rec1 {-5.30/26} (33. Rh1 { -3.72/28 was necessary.} Rh8 34. Rh2) 33... Rg8 34. Rh1 Rxg4+ 35. Ke3 Rg6 36. Rf1 Ke6 37. Rc2 f6 38. exf6 Rxf6 39. Rh1 Rbf5 40. Rch2 Rf3+ 41. Ke2 Kd5 42. Rxh6 Kxd4 $2 {0.00/41} ({Black should try} 42... Rf2+ $19 {-6.40/24} 43. Kd1 Rxh6 44. Rxh6 Rxa2) 43. Rxf6 Rxf6 {Endgame KRB-KR} 44. Rh4+ $2 {-6.06/27} (44. Rd1+ $11 {0.00/35} Ke4 45. Rxd7) 44... Kc3 45. Ra4 Bc8 46. Ke3 Re6+ 47. Kf4 Kd3 48. Rb4 {-7.51/30} (48. Rc4 $142 {-4.25/30}) 48... c5 49. Rb8 Re4+ 50. Kf3 Re8 {[#] ...Bg4+! is the strong threat.} 51. Rb6 Kc3 52. a4 Rd8 53. a5 Re8 { Black mates.} 54. Kf4 Re6 55. Rb8 Bd7 56. Kf3 Bb5 57. Rc8 Rc6 58. Rxc6 Bxc6+ 59. Ke3 Kxb3 {Precision: White = 42%, Black = 67%.} 0-1

Here are the three highest rated reference games that I was able to find in my database.

[Event "Oberliga Wuert 0001"] [Site "Wuerttemberg"] [Date "2000.11.12"] [Round "2.1"] [White "Gheng, Josef"] [Black "Bauer, Peter"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C53"] [WhiteElo "2378"] [BlackElo "2244"] [PlyCount "98"] [EventDate "2000.10.15"] [EventType "team"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "EXT 2002"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2001.11.25"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 a6 5. d4 exd4 6. cxd4 Bb4+ 7. Nc3 Nf6 8. O-O b5 9. Bd3 d5 10. Bg5 Bxc3 11. bxc3 Ne7 12. e5 Ne4 13. Bxe4 dxe4 14. Nd2 Bf5 15. Re1 Qd5 16. Bxe7 Kxe7 17. Qh5 Bg6 18. Qh4+ Kf8 19. Nb3 h5 20. Re3 Rh6 21. Nc5 b4 22. Qf4 Kg8 23. h4 bxc3 24. Nb3 c2 25. Rc3 a5 26. Rc5 Qd7 27. Rxc2 a4 28. Nd2 Qxd4 29. Rac1 Rd8 30. Nf1 e3 31. Qxd4 Rxd4 32. fxe3 Rxh4 33. Rxc7 Bd3 34. Nd2 Rb4 35. Ra7 Rb2 36. Nf3 Rg6 37. Rc8+ Kh7 38. Raa8 Rgxg2+ 39. Kh1 Be4 40. Rh8+ Kg6 41. Nh4+ Kg5 42. Nxg2 Rxg2 43. Rxa4 Rg4+ 44. Kh2 h4 45. Rf8 Rg2+ 46. Kh3 Rg3+ 47. Kh2 Rg2+ 48. Kh3 Rg3+ 49. Kh2 Rg2+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "Sarajevo op-B 44th"] [Site "Sarajevo"] [Date "2014.06.04"] [Round "7"] [White "Kahrovic, Mersid"] [Black "Kozarcanin, Sead"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C68"] [WhiteElo "2284"] [BlackElo "2048"] [PlyCount "105"] [EventDate "2014.05.30"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "BIH"] [SourceTitle "Mega2014 Update 24"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2014.06.14"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. c3 Nf6 6. Qe2 d6 7. d3 h6 8. b4 Bb6 9. h3 O-O 10. g4 Nh7 11. Nbd2 Be6 12. Nf1 d5 13. Bb3 dxe4 14. dxe4 Qf6 15. Ng3 Bxb3 16. axb3 Ne7 17. Nf5 Nxf5 18. gxf5 Qc6 19. Qc4 Nf6 20. Qxc6 bxc6 21. Nd2 c5 22. bxc5 Bxc5 23. Ra5 Bd6 24. f3 Rfb8 25. Kd1 Rb5 26. Ra4 Nd7 27. Kc2 Nc5 28. Ra2 a5 29. b4 Na6 30. bxa5 Nb8 31. Nc4 Nc6 32. Bd2 Ra6 33. Rha1 f6 34. Be3 Bc5 35. Bd2 Kf7 36. Rb2 Rxb2+ 37. Kxb2 Ke8 38. Kb3 Bb6 39. Nxb6 cxb6 40. Kc4 Rxa5 41. Rxa5 bxa5 42. Kb5 Kd7 43. Be3 h5 44. Bc5 a4 45. Kxa4 Ke8 46. Kb5 Nd8 47. h4 Kf7 48. Bb6 Ke8 49. Bxd8 Kxd8 50. c4 Kc7 51. c5 Kb7 52. c6+ Kc7 53. Kc5 1-0 [Event "Basel op"] [Site "Basel"] [Date "2018.01.02"] [Round "1"] [White "Dekan, Hans"] [Black "Beukema, Stefan"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C68"] [WhiteElo "2138"] [BlackElo "2403"] [PlyCount "89"] [EventDate "2018.01.02"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "SUI"] [SourceTitle "Mega2018 Update 12"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2018.01.12"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. c3 Nf6 6. O-O Nxe4 7. Bd5 Nf6 8. Bxc6 dxc6 9. Nxe5 Be6 10. d4 Bd6 11. Bg5 h6 12. Bh4 g5 13. Bg3 Ne4 14. Re1 Nxg3 15. hxg3 Qe7 16. Qe2 h5 17. Ng6 fxg6 18. Qxe6 Qxe6 19. Rxe6+ Kf7 20. Re4 h4 21. gxh4 Rae8 22. Nd2 gxh4 23. Rae1 Rxe4 24. Rxe4 g5 25. Nc4 Kf6 26. Ne3 a5 27. Ng4+ Kf5 28. f3 a4 29. Ne3+ Kg6 30. Nc4 Bf4 31. Ne5+ Kf5 32. Nd3 Bd6 33. c4 b6 34. Nf2 c5 35. d5 Be5 36. Nd3 Bd4+ 37. Kh2 b5 38. cxb5 Rd8 39. Re7 Rxd5 40. Rxc7 Be3 41. Kh3 Rxd3 42. b6 Rd6 43. b7 Rb6 44. Rf7+ Ke6 45. Rf8 0-1