Alekhine vs Hromadka
[Event "Bad Pistyan"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Alekhine"] [Black "Hromadka"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 2.Nf3 Nf6"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 Qb6 5. e3 {A solid move but one that doesn't try to punish Black for his early queen sortie. 5.c5 Qc7 6.g3 With the idea of developing the dark squared bishop to f4 gaining a tempo on the Black queen.} 5... Bg4 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Qa4+ Bd7 {7...Nc6 8.Ne5 Bd7 9.Bb5 e6 10. Nxd7 Nxd7 11.e4 With an attack similiar to the game continuation.} 8. Bb5 a6 9. Bxd7+ Nbxd7 10. O-O e6 11. Ne5 {Although White has succeeded in pinning Black's knight on d7, he does not have the type of lead in development needed to exploit it.} 11... Qa7 {A terrible mistake which gives White everything he needs in order to take advantage of The pinned knight on d7. 11...Qb4 12.Qxb4 Bxb4 Black has succeeded in breaking the pin while developing his bishop was the correct way of play.} 12. Nxd7 Nxd7 13. e4 {This energetic advance is made possible due to Black's lagging development which has resulted in his king being stuck in the center.} 13... b5 14. Qc2 dxe4 15. d5 { White wants to open up the center and get at the enemy king.} 15... e5 16. a4 { Before capturing the e-pawn White wants to provoke a weakness on Black's queenside.} 16... b4 17. Nxe4 Qb7 {17...Bc5 with the idea of castling would be met by 18.Be3 Bxe3 19.Nd6+ Kf8 20.fxe3 Qxe3+ 21.Kh1 when White would have a big advantage for the lost pawn due to Black's uncastled king and better development.} 18. Rd1 Rc8 19. Qe2 Be7 20. Qg4 g6 { 20...O-O 21.Bh6 Bf6 would allow White a forced mate in two.} 21. Bg5 { With the exchange of dark squared bishops White makes sure that the Black king will remain in the center of the board.} 21... h6 { 21...Bxg5 would lose Black's queen, as would 21...f6 22.Qe6 fxg5} 22. Bxe7 Kxe7 23. Qh4+ { White provokes Black into playing pawn g5 in order to weaken the f5 square.} 23... g5 24. Qg4 Rc4 25. Qf5 Rf8 26. b3 { White drives back the Black rook before beginning the final assault.} 26... Rcc8 27. Nf6 { The White knight breaks into Black's position with decisive effect.} 27... Rc5 {27...Nxf6 28.d6+ Ke8 29.Qxe5+ Kd7 30.Qxf6 This leaves Black's king exposed to constant attack while White maintains a material} 28. Nxd7 Qc8 {28...Qxd7 29. Qxe5+ Kd8 30.Rac1 Rxc1 31.Rxc1 when White has a winning position due to Black's vulnerable king and material deficit.} 29. d6+ { Black resigned since he losses the rook after:} 29... Kd8 30. Qf6+ Kxd7 31. Qe7+ Kc6 32. d7 Qd8 33. Qxf8 Qxf8 34. d8=Q Qxd8 35. Rxd8 1-0
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OpeningD02 — Queen's Pawn: 2.Nf3 Nf6
TournamentBad Pistyan