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On this page I have posted one my chess games in The Closed Sicilian Defense.

This game includes analysis and diagrams.

[Event “ICC 15 12”]
[Site “Internet Chess Club”]
[Date “2004.06.21”]
[Round “-“]
[White “Deepak”]
[Black “OnGoldenPawn”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ICCResult “Black resigns”]
[WhiteElo “1451”]
[BlackElo “1620”]
[Opening “Sicilian defense”]
[ECO “B20”]
[NIC “SI.48”]
[Time “20:59:07”]
[TimeControl “900+12”]

1. e4 c5 2. Bc4 e6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Nf3 a6 5. a4 g6 6. d3 Bg7 7. O-O Nge7 8.
Bg5 O-O 9. Re1 f6 10. Bh4 d5 11. exd5 Nxd5 12. Qd2 Qd6 13. Re2 Na5 14. Nxd5
exd5 15. Qxa5 dxc4 16. dxc4 Bg4 17. Rd2 Qc6 18. Rad1 Bxf3 19. gxf3 b6 20.
Qc3 f5 21. Qe3 Bd4 22. Qe7 Rfe8 23. Qg5 Qxf3 24. Rd3 Qg4+ 25. Qxg4 fxg4 26.
c3 Bg7 27. Rd6 Rab8 28. Bg3 Be5 29. Bxe5 Rxe5 30. Kg2 Re2 31. Rb1 Kf7 32. b4
cxb4 33. Rxb4 Rc2 34. Rbxb6 Rxb6 35. Rxb6 Rxc3 36. Rxa6 Rxc4 37. Ra7+ Kf6
38. a5 h5 39. Ra8 Ra4 40. a6 Kg5 41. Kg3 h4+ 42. Kg2 Ra3 43. a7 h3+ 44. Kf1
Ra2 45. Ke1 g3 46. fxg3 Rxh2 47. Rf8 Rh1+ 48. Rf1 Rxf1+ 49. Kxf1 h2 50. Kg2
h1=Q+ 51. Kxh1 {Black resigns} 1-0

Online Game
ICC
Game Played 1 Jul 2004
White: Deepak (1451) Black: Mike Serovey (1620)

1. e4 c5 2. Bc4 e6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Nf3 a6 5. a4 g6 6. d3 Bg7

Closed Sicilian Defense after 6... Bg7.

Closed Sicilian Defense after 6… Bg7.

Except for the pawns on a4 and a6 this position is typical of the Closed Sicilian games that I often play. I actually see more closed games as Black then half open ones!

7. O-O Nge7 8. Bg5 O-O 9. Re1 f6

Closed Sicilian Defense after 9... f6.

Closed Sicilian Defense after 9… f6.

White has a slight lead in development and space. Black breaks the pin on the Knight at e7 and blocks the long diagonal with 9… f6.

10. Bh4 d5

Closed Sicilian Defense after 10... d5.

Closed Sicilian Defense after 10… d5.

Black needs to play d5 to break open the Center and complete his development. The move is thematic in these kind of positions.

11. exd5 Nxd5 12. Qd2 Qd6 13. Re2 Na5 14. Nxd5 exd5 15. Qxa5 dxc4 16. dxc4 Bg4

Closed Sicilian Defense after 16... Bg4.

Closed Sicilian Defense after 16… Bg4.

Black has now completed his development and is down a pawn. However, White’s extra pawn is doubled, which means it doesn’t really count as an extra pawn. White needs to undouble his pawns to take advantage of the extra pawn on the Queenside.

17. Rd2 Qc6 18. Rad1 Bxf3 19. gxf3 b6 20. Qc3 f5 21. Qe3 Bd4

Closed Sicilian Defense after 21... Bd4.

Closed Sicilian Defense after 21… Bd4.

At this point it looks like Black has the better game. The d file is blocked by the Bishop and both Black’s Queen and Bishop are aimed at the Kingside. White has doubled pawns on both sides of the board.

22. Qe7 Rfe8 23. Qg5 Qxf3 24. Rd3 Qg4+ 25. Qxg4 fxg4

Closed Sicilian Defense after 25... fxg4.

Closed Sicilian Defense after 25… fxg4.

Now both sides have doubled pawns and the material is even. White has doubled rooks on the d file and  is exerting pressure on d 8. Black needs to develop his Queen’s Rook to equalize.

26. c3 Bg7 27. Rd6 Rab8 28. Bg3 Be5

Closed Sicilian Defense after 28... Be5.

Closed Sicilian Defense after 28… Be5.

Now this is an interesting position! White wants to win a Queenside pawn and Black is trying to trade down into a drawn endgame. Black also wants to get a minority attack going on the Queenside.

29. Bxe5 Rxe5

Closed Sicilian Defense after 29... Rxe5.

Closed Sicilian Defense after 29… Rxe5.

Here I was expecting White to play 30. Rd8+ Rxd8 31. Rxd8+ Kg7 32. Rd6 to win a Pawn.

30. Kg2 Re2 31. Rb1 Kf7 32. b4 cxb4 33. Rxb4

Closed Siclian Defense after 33. Rxb4.

Closed Siclian Defense after 33. Rxb4.

33. cxb4 undoubles White’s Queenside pawns and gives White a Queenside pawn majority. White captures with the Rook instead so as to win Black’s Queenside pawns.

Rc2 34. Rbxb6 Rxb6 35. Rxb6 Rxc3 36. Rxa6 Rxc4

Closed Sicilian Defense after 36... Rxc4.

Closed Sicilian Defense after 36… Rxc4.

White is better here. Black has the Kingside pawn majority but the extra pawn is doubled. White has a passed pawn on the a file.

37. Ra7+ Kf6 38. a5 h5 39. Ra8 Ra4 40. a6 Kg5 41. Kg3 h4+ 42. Kg2 Ra3 43. a7

Closed Siclian Defense after 43. a7.

Closed Siclian Defense after 43. a7.

Black needs to be very careful here! If the Black King moves to either the f file or the h file White can play the Rook over with check and then Queen the a Pawn. Also, the Black Rook needs to stay behind the a Pawn.

h3+ 44. Kf1 Ra2 45. Ke1 g3 46. fxg3 Rxh2 47. Rf8 Rh1+ 48. Rf1 Rxf1+ 49. Kxf1 h2 50. Kg2 h1=Q+ 51. Kxh1 1-0

Closed Siclian Defense after 51. Kxh1 (Final position).

Closed Siclian Defense after 51. Kxh1 (Final position).

 

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