[Event "Deacons League"] [Site ""] [Date "2019.10.31"] [Round ""] [White "Nirinjana Narayanan"] [Black "P Brooks"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteECF "84"] [BlackECF "163"] [EventDate "2019.10.31"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Ngf3 {This is a slightly unusual move in the Tarrasch variation because the knight on d2 doesn't have many good squares to go to. 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ne2 followed by 8.Ndf3 or 5.f4 are more common.} 5...c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Bb5 $6 {The white squared bishop is usually better on d3 or e2 in the French defence.} 7...Qb6 {This is the reason why - Qb6 is a standard move in the French and here it forces the bishop to retreat (which also gambits a pawn), or to exchange the bishop for the knight.} 8.Bxc6 bxc6 {Now black gets a great diagonal for his problem piece - the white-squared bishop.} 9.O-O Ba6 10.Re1 cxd4 11.cxd4 c5 {Black attacks the base of the white centre - a typical manoeuvre in the French.} 12.a4 {This weakens the queen-side which will cause white problems later. 12....Nb3 was better.} 12...cxd4 13.Nb3 Bb4 {This move is annoying for white, and stops her from easily regaining her pawn.} 14.Bd2 Bxd2 15.Nfxd2 O-O 16.Nf3 d3 17.Re3 Rab8 {Taking advantage of the fact that the knight is no longer defended by the a pawn.} 18.Ra3 {Now the back rank also becomes weak, so Nc1 immediately was better.} 18...Rfc8 19.Ne1 Bc4 20.Nc1 Qxb2 21.Raxd3 Bxd3 22.Qxd3 Rxc1 23.f4 Nc5 24.Qf1 Qd4 25.Qf2 Rb2 26. Qg3 Re2 27.Kf1 Qxe3 28.Qh4 Rcxe1+ 29.Qxe1 Rxe1# 0-1