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Danish Championship – Round 8

Today was probably the hardest fought game I played in the tournament. I was early in trouble and tried to find ways to play my position, but instead ran out of time. I found a lot of tricks, but at move 40 we went into an endgame that was entirely lost for me. The easiest way was to exchange rooks and win slowly on the kingside. But all the way to move 57 he had winning chances.

Aagaard,Jacob (2520) – Aabling-Thomsen,Jakob (2331) [B07]
DEN-ch 2014 Skorping (8), 19.04.2014

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Nge2 Bg7 5.g3 0-0 6.Bg2 e5 7.h3 c6 8.Be3 b5 9.a3 Bb7 10.0-0 Nbd7 11.f4 exd4 12.Nxd4 a6 13.Nde2 Re8 14.Bf2 c5 15.Qxd6 Nxe4 16.Bxe4 Bxe4 17.Rad1 Bxc2 18.Rd2 Bf5 19.g4 Bf8 20.Qc6 Be6 21.Rfd1 Qb6 22.Qf3 Nf6 23.Bh4 Bb3 24.Rf1 b4 25.Bxf6 Qxf6 26.Ne4 Qe6 27.N2g3 Red8 28.f5 Qc4 29.Rdf2 Qd3 30.Qf4 Qd4 31.fxg6 fxg6 32.Nf6+ Kh8 33.Qc7 Bg7 34.Nge4 Rf8 35.g5 Bc4 36.Rc1 Rac8 37.Qf4 Bd5 38.Nxc5 Bxf6 39.gxf6 Qxf4 40.Rxf4 bxa3 41.bxa3 Rc6 42.Rd4 Bg8 43.Nd3 Rxc1+ 44.Nxc1 Rxf6 45.Nd3 Rf5 46.Nf4 Ra5 47.Rd3 Rb5 48.Kf2 a5 49.Kf3 Kg7 50.h4 Kf6 51.Rd8 Bc4 52.Rc8 Rb3+ 53.Ke4 Bf7 54.Rc6+ Kg7 55.Rc7 Rxa3 56.Ne6+ Kf6 57.Ng5
[fen size=”small”]8/2R2b1p/5kp1/p5N1/4K2P/r7/8/8 b – – 0 57[/fen]
Here it was suggested from the commentary room that Black still wins with 57…Bg8!, where I would probably have to find 58.Kf4!? to keep the game going, avoiding 58.Nxh7+ Bxh7 59.Rxh7 Rh3!, where White can play 60.Kd5! and keep fighting. I will check finalgen to see if Black is winning here. [obviously it is].
57…Ra4+ 58.Ke3 Bb3 59.Nxh7+ Kf5 60.Rc5+ Kg4 61.h5 ½-½

  1. Paul
    April 19th, 2014 at 20:20 | #1

    The opening is from one of the upcoming e4 books?

  2. Jacob Aagaard
    April 19th, 2014 at 22:09 | #2

    @Paul
    No, I just wanted a calm game. Clearly it did not work out that way!

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