Marin,M (2562) - Codenotti,M (2228) [A36]
Crespi Memorial Milano , 05.12.2010

1.c4 g6 2.g3 Ag7 3.Ag2 Cf6 4.Cc3 d6
I was expecting him to play d4 and I wanted to play king indian

[ 5.d4 0-0 6.e4 Cbd7 7.Cf3 e5 8.0-0 c6 ]

5...0-0 6.Cge2
I had seen from his games that he played this very often with white but I had not prepared anything special because as I said before I thought he would want to play KID with g3

6...c5 7.0-0 Cc6 8.d3 Ce8
[ also possible was 8...a6 ]

9.Ae3 Cc7?!
Lets white play d4 [ necessary was 9...Cd4 e.g. 10.Tb1 a5 ( or 10...Ag4 11.f3 Ad7 12.b4 b6 13.Dd2 ) 11.b3 Cc7 12.a3 Ag4!= Gurevich,M-Gavrikov,V/USSR/ 1983/]

10.d4 cxd4 11.Cxd4
Now I have some problems with c7 Knight

[ After 11...Ce6 12.Cde2 During the game I thought white was better but maybe it was not so bad e.g. 12...Ad7 13.f4 a6 14.a4 ( 14.Dd2 ) 14...Tb8 ; 11...Ae6 12.b3 ]

12.Axd4 Ae6 13.Axg7 Rxg7 14.Dd4++/= f6 15.Tad1 Af7 16.b3 b6?
[ was necessary 16...Ce6 17.De3 Db6+/= ]

17.f4+/- Tb8 18.Tfe1
[ 18.e5 dxe5 19.De4+/- ]

18...b5 19.cxb5?!
[ 19.e5 bxc4 20.exf6+ exf6 21.bxc4+/- ]

19...Cxb5 20.Cxb5 Txb5 21.Dxa7 Ta5 22.Df2 Db8
And there is a bit of compensation for the pawn (even if not enough)

23.Tc1 Db4
[ 23...Tc8 ]

[ 24.Ted1 ]

24...Tc5 25.Td1
[ 25.Txc5 dxc5 idea c4 26.e5+/= ]

25...Tfc8 26.Dd4 Da3 27.Db2 Da7 28.Rh1 Tc3?!
[ During the game I considerd 28...Dc7 wich seems give equality]

29.e5+/= Dc5 30.exf6+ exf6 31.Ted2
[ >=31.b4 Dc4 32.Ted2 And it seems that white has winning chances]

31...Tc2 32.Txc2 Dxc2 33.Dxc2 Txc2 34.Ad5
[ 34.Ta1 d5 35.b4 d4 36.b5 d3 37.Af3 d2 38.Td1 Tb2 ]

34...Txa2 35.Axf7 Rxf7 36.Txd6 Tb2= 37.Td7+
[ 37.Tb6 h5 38.Rg1 Re7 39.h3 Rf7 40.g4 hxg4 41.hxg4 Re7 42.f5 gxf5 43.gxf5 ]

37...Re6 38.Txh7 Txb3 39.Rg2 g5 40.Th5 Rf5 41.fxg5 Rg6
[ simpler was 41...Tb2+ 42.Rf3 ( 42.Rh3 fxg5 ) 42...Tb3+ 43.Re2 Tb2+ 44.Rd3 fxg5 45.h4 Tb3+ ]

42.Th6+ Rxg5 43.Th8 Tb2+ 44.Rf3 Tb3+ 45.Rg2
[ 45.Re4 ]

45...Tb2+ 46.Rh3 f5 47.Tg8+ Rh5 48.Ta8 Rg5 49.Ta5 Tc2 50.Ta3 Tb2 51.Ta1 Tc2 52.Tg1 Tb2 53.Tg2 Txg2 54.Rxg2 f4 55.h4+ Rg4 56.gxf4 Rxf4 1/2-1/2