Madness in the Semi-Slav! | Training Game

Before you even mention it, I know I missed b1=Q in the end. Horrible. Anyway, this was an immensely interesting game in the mad Anti-Moscow Semi-Slav!

From now on I’ll be recording training games as often as I can. I have two measurable goals in my training weeks to come. Aside from working on the endgame, strategy, and a new repertoire, I have set a goal of reaching 2300 in lichess tactics and 2100 in lichess classical.

Today’s game was very interesting. A sort of theoretical Anti Moscow Semi Slav. An opening in which black gets a pawn, but white gets tons of active play for it. And this game lived up to the expectations of the opening.

Here is today’s game:

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8. Bg3 b5 9. e5 Nd5 10. Nd2 Nxc3 11. bxc3 Bb7 12. Qf3 Nd7 13. h4 Rb8 14. hxg5 Qxg5 15. Ne4 Qg6 16. Nf6+ Nxf6 17. exf6 c5 18. Qf4 Rd8 19. Be2 Bd6 20. Qe3 Bxg3 21. fxg3 cxd4 22. cxd4 Qe4 23. Qxe4 Bxe4 24. Rh4 Bxg2 25. a4 a6 26. axb5 axb5 27. Kd2 Ra8 28. Rxa8+ Bxa8 29. g4 Bd5 30. g5 b4 31. gxh6 Kd7 32. Bd1 b3 33. Kc3 Kc6 34. Be2 Kb5 35. Rh5 Ka4 36. Bxc4 Bxc4 37. Kxc4 Ka3 38. Rh3 Rc8+ 39. Kd3 b2 40. Rh1 Ka2 41. h7 Rc1 42. h8=Q b1=Q+ 43. Ke3 Rc3+ 44. Kf2 Qf5+ 45. Ke2 Qf3+ 46. Kd2 Qe3+ 47. Kd1 Rd3+ 48. Kc2 Qd2# 0-1

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