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[Event "Nationale 3"]
[Site "Neuilly"]
[Date "2013.02.02"]
[Round "6"]
[White "hicetnunc"]
[Black "player DF"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "1985"]
[WhiteElo "2031"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 b6 3.Bg5 e6 4.e4 {taking advantage of the pin to
build a large center, but the trade-off is that I have to give
the bishop pair} (4.e3 {is more cautious}) 4...h6 5.Bxf6 (5.Bh4 $2 g5 6.Bg3
Nxe4) 5...Qxf6 6.Bd3 (6.Nc3 {is a move I wanted to play but} Qg6 {creates
some practical problems to develop the f1 bishop}) 6...d6 (6...c5 {was
bothering me, but it seems I can use my development advantage} 7.e5 (7.Nc3
cxd4 8.Nb5 Na6 {looks okay for black}) 7...Qf4 8.Nc3 cxd4 9.Ne2 Qg4 10.O-O
{and the black queen is almost trapped}) 7.Nc3 Qd8 {maybe he
could have waited a little to play this move, as the Queen has
some annoyance value on f6} 8.Qe2 Be7 9.O-O-O a5 {it's hard to
believe Black can afford to launch an attack right now, so I
was pretty optimistic at this stage. Still I'm not sure I hit
on the best plan.} 10.d5 {I wanted to 'punish' black for his
slow opening play, but I'm not sure this is the right structure} (10.h4
{maybe this kind of 'holistic approach', keeping the center flexible
a bit longer, was better}) (10.Nd2 {preparing f4 was maybe an
option too, but I wanted to act quickly}) 10...e5 11.Bb5+ {trying
to take advantage of the light squares} Nd7 (11...Bd7 12.h4) 12.h4 O-O
{really ?} 13.g4 g6 $1 {a nice defensive ploy : Black is ready
to close all the lines - here I spent a lot of time because I
couldn't find a satisfactory plan} 14.Qd2 {after a very long
think - I was surprised I couldn't find a way to a clear advantage} (14.h5
g5 {and I can't get to the king, so even bringing a Knight to
f5 isn't very promising...}) (14.g5 hxg5 15.h5 {Dragon style
:-)} g4 {I stopped the variation here, but maybe I should have
given it more attention} 16.Nh2 (16.Nd2 Nf6 17.hxg6 fxg6 {and
Black is in no danger}) 16...gxh5 17.Nxg4 hxg4 18.Qxg4+ Bg5+ 19.Kb1 f6
20.Qe6+ Rf7 21.Rh8+ $1 Kxh8 22.Qxf7 $40 Bh6 $1 23.Bxd7 Bxd7 24.Rh1 {etc.}) (14.Kb1
{was a reasonable waiting move}) 14...Kg7 15.g5 h5 16.Kb1 {cautious,
but maybe a bit slow} (16.Ne1 {is not very convincing} f6 17.f4 fxg5) (16.Rdg1
{making f6 a bit less attractive} f6 17.gxf6+ Bxf6 18.Ng5 Nc5 $13) 16...Nc5
17.Rdg1 Bd7 18.Bxd7 $2 {played way too fast - the bishop should
be kept to open lines and limit the manoeuvrability of black
pieces} (18.Be2 {idea Nh2-f1-g3} a4 19.Nh2 Ra5 20.Nf1 b5 $132) 18...Qxd7 19.Qe2
{the Queen eyes h5 and frees the c3 Knight to manoeuver to the
kingside. I thought it would also make ...f6 less attractive
to black} Kh7 (19...f6 20.gxf6+ Bxf6 21.Ng5 Bxg5 22.Rxg5) 20.Nd2 {heading
for g3} f5 $1 {a good counterattack - curiously, I have problems
now} 21.gxf6 $2 {once again, played too fast, but I only ~26 min.
left at this stage} (21.exf5 Rxf5 22.Nde4 Nxe4 23.Nxe4 Raf8 24.Rg3 {and
white can maybe hold, but no more} Qe8 25.Rh2 Qf7 26.c4 Rf3) 21...Rxf6
22.Nf3 Rf4 23.Ng5+ {I thought I would have enough counterplay
against g6, but that's wishful thinking. That's a common mistake
: when you fail to realize your position is not as good as you
thought, you play too ambitious moves to justifiy your evaluation} Bxg5
24.Rxg5 Qf7 $1 {covering against any sac on h5 and adding pressure
on the f-file} 25.Rh2 Rf8 {now it's a walk in the park for Black
and I fail to put up any resistance} 26.Rgg2 Qf6 27.a3 Rxh4 28.b4 axb4
29.axb4 Rxh2 30.Rxh2 Qf4 31.Rg2 $2 (31.Rh3 {it was high time to
try and activate my pieces} Nd7 32.Nb5 $132 {with some faint hopes}) 31...Nd7
32.Nb5 Qf3 33.Qxf3 (33.Qf1) 33...Rxf3 34.Nxc7 Nf6 $1 35.Na8 (35.Ne6 Nxe4)
35...h4 $19 {I played a few more moves, but this is of course completely
lost} 36.Nxb6 h3 37.Rg1 h2 38.Rd1 (38.Re1) 38...Nxe4 39.Nc4 Nc3+   0-1