FM Stephen Muhamad (2337)
World Open (6)
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3
Now it seems that black is ready to start pushing the white forces back. Then black would be able to spring his pieces back into the game with effect. But I played a move that caught my opponent totally off guard. 21. e5 dxe5 22. fxe5 Here my opponent thought for about 20 mins. He wrote down a move and thought for another 10 mins before scrathing out the move and writing down another. 22... Bxe5 I guess black did not like the looks of the postiton after 22... Nxe5 23. Bxc5 23. Nf4 Now black is faced with the terrible choice between allowing white the two bishops on the open board, or allowing a steed to take up residence on the 6th rank. 23... Rf6 24. Ne6 I did not hesitate to move the knight because I knew he had a very bright future. 24... Qe7 25. Ra7 Bd6 26. Re1 White cooly organizes his forces before moving in for the finish. 26... b4 27. Na4 Bb7 28. Bf2 Ne5
Here I could have started nabbing material on the kside, but it seemed to cheap a payment for my work.
29. Naxc5 g5 30. Nxb7 Rxb7 31. Ra8+ Rb8 A wise decision. White cannot be allowed to roam the back rank.
32. Rxb8+ Bxb8 33. Bd1! Redeploying the bishop seals black's fate. The bishop will be a terror on the a2/g8 diagonal.
33... Rg6 34. Bb3 Bd6 35. Qc2! Now the queen enters the fray with decisive effect.
35... Qf6 36. Qc8+ Nf8 37. Bd4! Black could resign here, but my opponent fights to the bitter end.
37... g4 38. Bxe5 Bxe5 39. Nxf8 Qb6+ 40. Kf1 gxh3 41. Nd7+?! Taking the simple way out. The proper finish was 41. d6+ Kh8 42. Nxg6+ Kg7 43. Nxe5 with a rout.
41... Kh7 42. Nxb6 hxg2+ 43. Ke2 h3 44. Qxf5 h2 45. Qh5+ 1-0
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