How to play against static weaknesses · Road to GM, Game 279

This is my favorite game of the tournament. It was a delight to play it because it was exactly the type of position I like; static, with fixed weaknesses, and a maneuvering position too, in which time is not of the essence, ideas are.

Tomic S. (1990) – Denic M. (2190)
European Amateur Chess Championship 2022
U2300 Section, Round 6
Qc2 Nimzo Indian

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. Bg5 d5 6. e3 b6 7. Bd3 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 h6 9. Bxf6 Qxf6 10. cxd5 exd5 11. Nf3 c5 12. Ne5 Be6 13. O-O c4 14. Be2 Bf5 15. Qb2 Qd6 16. Bf3 Rc8 17. h3 f6 18. Bg4 Bxg4 19. Nxg4 Nd7 20. Qc2 Qe6 21. Rfe1 f5 22. Nh2 Qe4 23. Qb2 a6 24. a4 Rc6 25. Nf1 Rg6 26. Ng3 Qe6 27. Qb1 Rf8 28. Nh5 Qf7 29. Ra2 Rc6 30. Ng3 Qg6 31. Rb2 Qg5 32. Qd1 Nf6 33. Qb1 Nd7 34. Qd1 g6 35. Qb1 Re8 36. Kh2 Ree6 37. Ne2 Qf6 38. Nf4 Red6 39. Qd1 g5 40. Nh5 Qg6 41. Ng3 Rc8 42. Qf3 Rf8 43. Reb1 f4 44. exf4 Rxf4 45. Qe2 Re6 46. Qc2 Qf7 47. Kg1 h5 48. Qd2 h4 49. Nf1 Nf6 50. f3 Qe8 51. Rxb6 Rxb6 52. Rxb6 Qxa4 53. Qe3 Ne4 54. Rb1 Nf6 55. Qe5 Kf7 56. Qxg5

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