1.c4 e6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 c6 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.0-0 Now's the time to choose. I can still play a Dutch with f5, but it is a completely different game without d4. Thought that was what Pengyu and his coach had worked on. Thought I'd play like a Slav - I mean, how hard could it be :-)
5...Nf6 6.b3 Qe7 7.Bb2 e5 8.d4 e4 I was pretty happy with my position here, Black has a small advantage, more importantly my game is easier to play. Exactly the kind of position you want these juniors in, making things up is not their strength.
9.Ne5 Nbd7 10.Nxd7 [10.f4 h5 11.Nc3 h4 12.gxh4 Rxh4 13.Qe1 I think White had to try this type of line and keep the Black pieces out.]
10...Bxd7 11.Nc3 h5 12.Bc1? Qe6 13.f3 h4 14.fxe4 hxg3 15.hxg3 [15.e5 Rxh2 16.Rxf6 Rxg2+ 17.Kxg2 Qh3+ 18.Kf3 Bxe5 19.dxe5 gxf6 20.Bf4 0-0-0 Black has heaps for the piece, the White King will never find peace.]
15...Bxg3 16.Qd3 Qg4 17.exd5 Bh2+ 18.Kh1 Qh4 [18...0-0-0 19.Rf3 Bd6+ 20.Kg1 Rh2 21.Kf1 Qxg2+ ]
19.Rf3 Ng4? [19...Bg4 20.Bb2 Bxf3 21.Qxf3 Ng4 22.Ne4 Bf4+ 23.Kg1 Be3+ ]
20.Be3 [20.Ne4 Qe1+ 21.Rf1 Bc7+ 22.Kg1 Qh4 23.Rf3 0-0-0 24.d6 Qh2+ 25.Kf1 Bxd6 Black is still better, but still a long way to go, slip-up.]
20...0-0-0 21.Ne4 Bf4+ 22.Rh3 Qxh3+ 23.Bxh3 Rxh3+ 24.Kg1 Rxe3 25.Qc2 Re8 26.Nc5 Rg3+ 0-1