(1) Stoyko,Steve (2230) - Hill,Joshua (1965) [D04]
NJ Open Somerset, NJ (2), 05.09.2009
[Stoyko, Steve]

D04 Queen's Gambit

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3
In itself, this move sucks. There's no merit to it but I win anyway.

3...Bg4 4.c4 e6 5.Qb3 Qc8 6.Ne5 c6
This is bad! It doesn't develop a thing.

7.Nxg4 Nxg4
White has the central P duo (c4+d4), better Q & better B. He's real close to a win.

8.Nc3 Bd6
Diagram



9.h3N Nf6 10.Bd3 Nbd7 11.e4 dxe4 12.Nxe4 Nxe4 13.Bxe4 0-0 14.0-0 e5 15.dxe5 Bxe5
Threatening to equalize with ...Nc5.

16.Be3 g6
This is probably the losing move. [>=16...Re8 ]

17.Rad1 Bg7 18.f4
A restrictive move.

18...f5 19.Bf3 Qc7 20.c5+ Kh8 21.Rd6 Rad8 22.Rfd1
This position is about +5.

22...Nf6 23.Rxd8 Rxd8 24.Rxd8+ Qxd8 25.Qxb7 Nd5 26.Bxd5 Qxd5 27.Qc8+ Qg8 28.Qxc6
My opponent gave me the B pair & a couple of tempi. That's all it took to win. 1-0