Tromso Olympiad 2014 – Round 6
I was white against GM Felgaer and the opening was the Exchange Slav. He repeated a game of his from 2010, but I prepared an improvement.
|14 Na4! (instead of 14 Ne2)|
I had slight pressure throughout the game, but he defended well, never allowing my advantage to grow. I got a chance to implement a curious positional idea of doubling my a-pawns.
The finale of the game was interesting as I tried to play on domination and trap his knight on a2.
|The knight is trapped, but impossible to take|
He found the best plan of Rd8-d6-b6 while I brought my king to d2. It was only enough for a move repetition
|37…Na2 38 Kb2 Nb4 39 Kc3 draw.|
All in all a well-played game by both sides. And as they say, tomorrow’s another day.