Queen’s Gambit Declined, Tartakower variation – Standard chess #26

I played a standard chess game as white with time controls set at 15 minutes with a 2 second increment. The opening played was the Queen’s Gambit Declined, Tartakower variation without h6. It’s a game of many even trades! A heavy piece endgame arises where one side holds an extra pawn. One must be very delicate in such positions however if the goal is to convert the full point. Plenty of rook endgames have a high draw rate, and it’s paramount to maintain excellent piece activity at all times.


1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nf3 { D55 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Modern Variation, Normal Line } b6 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. Be2 Bb7 11. Ne5 Nd7 12. Nxd7 Qxd7 13. O-O c5 14. dxc5 bxc5 15. Rc1 Qd6 16. Bf3 Rfd8 17. Qa4 Qb6 18. h3 h6 19. Rfd1 Rac8 20. Rd2 d4 21. Bxb7 Qxb7 22. exd4 cxd4 23. Rxc8 Rxc8 24. Qxd4 Rc1+ 25. Kh2 Qc7+ 26. f4 Kh7 27. b3 g6 28. Qd6 Qc3 29. Qd7 Qf6 30. Qd6 Qa1 31. Qe5 h5 32. Rd7 Rh1+ 33. Kg3 Qxe5 34. fxe5 Re1 35. Rxf7+ Kh6 36. Rxa7 Rxe5 37. Kf3 Rc5 38. Ra4 Rc2 39. g3 Rc3+ 40. Kf2 Rc2+ 41. Ke3 Rc3+ 42. Kf4 g5+ 43. Ke4 Rxg3 44. Ra6+ Kg7 45. Kf5 g4 46. hxg4 h4 47. Kf4 Rg1 48. Ra5 Rf1+ 49. Ke3 Rg1 50. Kf3 Rg3+ 51. Kf4 Rg1 52. Rh5 Rf1+ 53. Ke3 Ra1 54. Rxh4 Rxa2 55. Rh3 Rb2 56. Kf4 Kg6 57. Rg3 Rb1 58. g5 Rf1+ 59. Ke4 Rc1 60. Kd4 Rc8 61. b4 Rc1 62. b5 Rc2 63. Kd5 Rc1 64. b6 Rb1 65. Kc6 Rc1+ 66. Kd7 Rd1+ 67. Kc7 Rc1+ 68. Kb8 Rb1 69. b7 Rb2 70. Rc3 Kxg5 71. Kc7

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