White: GM-elect Benjamin Finegold
Black: FM Peter Bereolos
2009 Kings Island Open
Round 3 Board 1

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 c5 3.d5 g6 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.Be2 0-0 7.0-0 Na6 8.Re1 Nc7 9.a4 b6 10.Bf4 Bb7
Since White has omitted h3, Black can consider Bg4 here or on the previous moves.

11.Qd2 The famous final game of the 1978 World Championship continued [11.Bc4 Nh5 12.Bg5 Nf6 13.Qd3 a6 14.Rad1 Rb8 15.h3 Nd7 16.Qe3 Ba8 17.Bh6 b5 18.Bxg7 Kxg7 19.Bf1 Nf6 20.axb5 axb5 21.Ne2 Bb7 22.Ng3 Ra8 23.c3 Ra4 24.Bd3 Qa8 25.e5 dxe5 26.Qxe5 Ncxd5 27.Bxb5 Ra7 28.Nh4 Bc8 29.Be2 Be6 30.c4 Nb4 31.Qxc5 Qb8 32.Bf1 Rc8 33.Qg5 Kh8 34.Rd2 Nc6 35.Qh6 Rg8 36.Nf3 Qf8 37.Qe3 Kg7 38.Ng5 Bd7 39.b4 Qa8 40.b5 Na5 41.b6 Rb7 1-0 Karpov,A (2725)-Kortschnoj,V (2665) Baguio City 1978] 11...Re8 [11...a6; 11...Qd7] 12.Rad1 a6 13.Bc4 Qd7 14.Bh6 [14.e5 Nh5 15.e6 (15.Bh6 b5 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.axb5 axb5 18.e6 fxe6 19.dxe6 Qc6 20.Bf1 h6 21.Nh4 Rf8 22.Re4 g5 23.Rg4 Nf4 24.Nf3 Nh3+ 25.gxh3 Rxf3 26.Rxg5+ hxg5 27.Qxg5+ Kf8 28.Qh6+ Ke8 29.Bg2 Kd8 30.Qh5 Rg3 31.Qh8+ Ne8 32.Nd5 Qxd5 0-1 Rowley,R-Vigorito,D Philadelphia 1993) 15...fxe6 16.dxe6 Qc6 17.Bh6 Rf8 looks fine for Black] 14...b5 [14...Bh8 15.e5 b5; 14...Bxh6 15.Qxh6 b5 16.e5 Ng4 17.Qh3 dxe5 18.Ng5 h5] 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.e5 bxc4 17.exf6+ exf6 18.Rxe8 Nxe8 [better is 18...Rxe8 keeping the d-pawn under fire so as not to allow the easy transfer of the knight from f3 to c4] 19.Qf4 f5 20.Nd2 Nf6 21.Nxc4 Rd8 22.h3 Qe7 23.Kf1 Nh5 24.Qd2 Qh4 25.b3 Bc8 [again I failed to realize the weakness of the White d-pawn. 25...Nf6 forces White to keep two pieces defending it and he will have to come up with a way to make progress; Instead, I was too enamored with pushing forward on the kingside. I saw 25...f4 26.Ne4 f3 27.Qc3+ didn't work, so I decided to reposition my bishop] 26.Re1

26...f4? A horrible positional move, which I thought had tactical justification. 26...Kg8 27.Nxd6 is also bad. Black should just reverse course with 26...Nf6 with an approximately equal game 27.Ne4 g5 after this there is no fight left. Only now did I realize my intended 27...Bxh3 loses to 28.Qc3+ (28.gxh3 Qxh3+ 29.Ke2 Qg4+ 30.f3 Qg2+ 31.Kd1 Qxf3+ 32.Kc1) 27...f3 is also met by 28. Qc3+. Black could still try to complicate with 27...Kg8 28.Ncxd6 (28.Nexd6 Bxh3 29.gxh3 f3; 28.Qd1) 28...f3] 28.Qc3+ Kg6 29.Nexd6 f6 30.Qd3+ f5 31.Nxc8 Rxc8 32.Ne5+ 1-0

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