Everest Tucker (2097)
Daaim Shabazz (2022)
World Open (4)
When I saw my opponent's name it looked familiar to me. I then remembered that Everest was once a National Master!
1. d4 c5 2. e3 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bd3 a6 5. c4 Qc7 6. Nc3 d6 7. O-O Be7 8. Bd2 Nbd7 9. Rc1 O-O 10. Qe2 b6 11. e4 cxd4 This is the key moment and sets the stage. I can now get into my hedgehog crouch. White's bishop on d2 is misplaced.
12. Nxd4 Bb7 13. f4 Rac8 14. b3 Qb8!? This is a common maneuver seen where the queen sometimes goes to a8 hitting e4 and slicing the board in half on the diagonal.
15. Bb1 Rfd8 The f-rook belongs on the d-file to indirectly threaten the knight on d4 in case of e5.
16. Kh1 Avoiding a potential pin.
16... Bf8 17. Nf3 Bc6 The idea being 18...b5, but at this time it would run into 19.cxb5 axb5 and 20.Nd4!
18. Be3?! h6 19. Nd4 Bb7 20. Bf2 Re8 21. Nf3 Bc6 22. Rfe1 g6 23. Bg3 Nh5 24. e5 Nxg3+ 25. hxg3 dxe5 26. fxe5 26. Nxe5 Nxe5 27. Qxe5 Qxe5 28. Rxe5 Red8 29. Re2
26... Bg7 27. Rcd1 Bxf3 28. gxf3 Nxe5 29. Ne4 Red8 30. Kg2 Nc6 31. c5 bxc5 32. Qxa6 Nd4 33. Nd2 Qb4 34. Qf1 Nb5 35. Nc4 Nc3 36. Rxd8+ Rxd8 37. Ne5 Rd2+ The game turned around in a hurry! Now Black capitalizes on the last blunder.
38. Kh3 Nxb1 39. Nc6 Qb6 0-1
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