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White: FM Peter Bereolos
Black: GM Alexander Goldin
2002 Kings Island Open
Round 5, Board 6

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.g3 c5 5.Nf3 Ne4 6.Qd3 cxd4 The rather significant extenuating circumstance around this game was the fact that a draw would net me a very substantial prize. So I was already thinking about my game with Serper in this variation. White can play in somewhat forcing nature to an ending that is slightly better for Black, but one that White should be able to hold. 7.Nxd4 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 Nc5 9.Qe3 This is a better move than 9.Qc2 which I played versus Serper, but it ends up transposing. 9...b6 10.Bg2 Bb7 11.Bxb7 Nxb7 12.Qe4 12.Ba3 is the way to try for an advantage 12...Nc6 13.Nxc6 dxc6 14.Qxc6+ Qd7 15.Qxd7+ Kxd7 16.Ba3 Rhc8 17.0-0-0+ Ke8 18.Rd4 Rc7 19.Rhd1 Rac8 20.Kc2 Rxc4 21.Rxc4 Rxc4 22.Rd4

22..Rxd4 Serper maintained the rooks with 22...Rc7 but Black doesn't have much here. 23.cxd4 Kd7 24.e4 Kc6 25.Kd3 b5 26.Bf8 g6 27.Kc3 a5 28.Be7 Kd7 29.Bf8 Ke8 30.Bh6 Ke7 31.Bf4 f6 32.h4 h5 33.f3 Kd7 34.Kd3 Kc6 35.Bh6 Nd6 36.Bg7 f5 37.Bh6 Nc4 38.Bg5

38...Kd7 39.Bf4 Kc6 40.Bg5

40...Nd6 41.Bd8 Nb7 42.Be7 Kd7 43.Bg5 Kd6 44.Bf6 Kc6 45.Be7 Nd6 46.Bd8 The pawn ending might look a little risky because Black has the potential outside passed pawn and the possibility of a breakthrough with ...g5 and ...f4, but it seems like the only pitfalls are on Black's side if he pushes too hard for a win. 46.Bxd6 Kxd6 47.Kc3 Ke7 (47...g5? 48.hxg5! f4 49.g6! Ke7 50.d5! fxg3 51.d6+!+-) 48.d5 fxe4 49.fxe4! exd5? (49...e5 is a fortress) 50.exd5! Kd7 (50...Kd6 51.Kd4 a4 52.a3) 51.Kd3! b4 52.Kd4! and White wins 46...Nc4 46...Nb7 47.Be7 is also a 3-time repetition

White claimed triple repetition by 47.Bg5 1/2-1/2

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