Fighting in lost positions · Road to GM, Game 290

When you’re losing, don’t give up. If the position is still complex, try to find a way to swindle your way to something. Unbelievably, I managed to do jsut that in this game. I was so lost that it’s hard to even describe. But I found a strange way to keep a balance with each of us having a completely useless piece on the board.

Tomic Stjepan (2056) – Duric Leon (1731)
Hvar Open, Round 6
London vs Dutch

1.d4 f5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 e6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.Be2 O-O 6.h3 d6 7.O-O b6 8.c4 Ne4 9.Nfd2 Nxd2 10.Nxd2 Bb7 11.Bf3 Bxf3 12.Qxf3 Nd7 13.Rad1 g5 14.Bh2 Qe8 15.e4 f4 16.Qg4 Qg6 17.d5 Nc5 18.b4 h5 19.Qe2 Na4 20.Nb1 a5 21.a3 g4 22.g3 f3 23.Qc2 axb4 24.axb4 e5 25.Nd2 Bg5 26.Nb3 Be7 27.Ra1 Qe8 28.Nc1 Qd7 29.Nd3 Ra7 30.Ra3 Raa8 31.Rfa1 b5 32.cxb5 Nb6 33.Ra5 Bg5 34.h4 Bh6 35.Nb2 Rfc8 36.Qd3 Qe8 37.Qa3 Bd2 38.Qb3 Bh6 39.Qd3 Kh8 40.R1a2 Kg8 41.Ra1 Kh8

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