Annotated Chess Game 13464179 by ChristopherGiofreda
A QGA with typical mistakes by both sides.
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Ng1f3
Prevents the immediate e5 break.
If 3...c5, then you might try d5. Li - Wang 1-0 continued: 4.d5 e6 5.Nc3 exd5 6.Qxd5 Qxd5 7.Nxd5 Bd6 8.Nd2 Nc6 9.Nxc4 Bb8 10.g3 Nge7 11.Nxe7 Kxe7 12.Bg2 Nd4 13.Ne3 Re8 14.b3 Be5 15.Rb1 Rb8 16.f4 Bd6 17.Kf2 Kf8 18.Bb2 b6 19.Rhd1 Ba6 20.Rd2 Re7 21.Nd5 Rxe2+ 22.Rxe2 Nxe2 23.Bf1 Bb7 24.Bxe2 Bxd5 25.Rd1 Bxb3 26.axb3 Rd8 27.Be5 Ke7 28.Bxg7 Rg8 29.Bc3 a5 30.Bc4 Rc8 31.f5 1-0
4. e3 e6 5. Bf1xc4 Bf8b4 6. Nb1c3 O-O 7. O-O Nb8d7 8. a3 Bb4a5 9. b4 Ba5b6 10. e4 c6 11. Bc1g5
Qc2 is another try. Also e5. Bg5 is fine though.
11... Qd8c7 12. e5 Nf6d5 13. Nc3e4
?! There are some beautiful continuations after Bxd5. Na4 also takes care of that monstrous bishop.
13... f6 14. exf6 Nd7xf6 15. Ne4xf6 Nd5xf6 16. Qd1e2 Nf6d5 17. g3
?! Stylish but inaccurate. It does two things, but that weak square is going to be nasty. Better was to prepare b5 by opposing the rook and queen.
17... a5 18. Bc4xd5
? An anti-positional move. It's hard to say what this does. It's a centralized knight, but it's better to live with it than reduce to a hopeless game.
18... exd5 19. Bg5f4 Qc7d8 20. b5
?! Qd2 would break the pin.
20... Bc8g4 21. bxc6 bxc6 22. Rf1d1
? Loses to the immediate g5. Better to lose a pawn on d4 than the game.
22... Qd8f6 23. h3
!? Probably the best practical chance? The plan is to give up the d4 pawn for activity or head to an inferior rook endgame where you can hope for an error.
23... Bg4xf3 24. Qe2xf3 Bb6xd4 25. Ra1a2 Bd4e5 26. Ra2c2 Be5xf4 27. Qf3xf4 Qf6xf4 28. gxf4 Rf8f6 29. Kg1g2 h6 30. Rd1d4 Kg8f7 31. Kg2f3 Ra8a6 32. Rd4a4 g5 33. Rc2e2 c5 34. Re2e5 Rf6d6 35. fxg5 hxg5 36. Re5xg5 c4 37. Rg5g4
? This appears to be a miscalculation to the sixth rank. h4, which you did consider, prevents the king from moving. Black is kind of at a loss for how to improve.