Originally posted by Varenka
I've tried to recreate something by looking through the HTML page source. This is NOT an official record of the game. There MAY be errors in my reconstruction.
1. d4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. Qg4 O-O 8. Bd3 Nbc6 9. Qh5 Ng6 10. Nf3 Nce7 11. h4 Qc7 12. O-O c4 13. Be2 f6 14. Qg4 fxe5 15. h5 Nf4 16. Nxe5 Nxe2+ 17. Qxe2 Nc6 1 ...[text shortened]... 1. Rb8 c5 32. Ba3 Rc7 33. Rb5 Qxa6 34. Rxc5 Rf7 35. Bb4 Qe6 36. Rb5 Ba6 37. Ra5 Bc8 38. Bd6 1-0
it looks so simple and effortless... like a fist that just keeps squeezing tighter....
I don't know much anything about the french, but the maneuvering with the threat of f5 was neat. at first I didn't get why black didn't just take Bxa6, but that would give white a passed duo, right? the black rook can't go to g7, and Kh8 is just too slow (or is it even a mate after white's dark bishop goes somewhere between d4-h8 diag?), so there's no counterplay on the open g-file I think.
the a6 itself I don't get at all though.
I'm a little unsure why the game ended. is it because the d-pawn drops (and all hell breaks loose)?