Beating an IM!

This victory is in a PGN format so you need a PGN view to get the best effect.

[Event “Let’s Play!”]
[Site “”]
[Date “2017.03.24”]
[White “Barefoot_Player”]
[Black “Cami3”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C10”]

{WIM Camelia Ciobanu hails from Romania. This is my first game against her. I either got very lucky or she was being nice to me. She should be able crush me in a later game.} 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Be7 6.Bd3 Ngf6 7.Qe2 O-O 8.O-O Nxe4 {The computer suggests 8…b6!?, which opens other possibilities for Black. Although he still has to be careful; Heinrich Wolf-Isisdorf Gunsberg, Monte Carlo, 1902, went as 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Be7 5.Nf3 Nd7 6.Bd3 Ngf6 7.O-O b6 8.Qe2 O-O 9.Neg5 Bd6 10.Nxh7 Nxh7 11.Bxh7+ Kxh7 12.Ng5+ Kg6 13.Qe4+ f5 14.Qxa8 Nf6 15.Re1 Ne4 16.Rxe4 Rh8 (16…fxe4 17.Be3) 17.Rxe6+ Bxe6 18.Qxd8 Bxh2+ 19.Kh1 Rxd8 20.Nxe6 1-0} 9.Qxe4 Nf6 10.Qh4 g6 11.Bg5 h5 12.Ne5 {White has a slight edge due to his powerfully posted pony.} Nd5 13.Bxe7 Qxe7 14.Qg3 Qf6 15.c3 Nf4 16.Qf3 Kg7 17.Be4 c6 18.Rfe1 Rd8 19.Re3 Bd7 20.Rae1 g5 21.Bc2 Qh6 22.g3 {Black’s knight is forced to the side. It is debatable if it is on a good square. Meanwhile, Black’s bishop prevents Black’s rooks from participating in any attack on the White king.} Nh3+ 23.Kg2 Be8 24.Bd3 g4 {Oops! White will gain material. I had to play over the position more than once to find if I could actually get away with the sacrifice.} 25.Nxg4 hxg4 26.Qxg4+ Ng5 27.h4 Rd5 28.Re5 Rxe5 29.Rxe5 f5 30.hxg5 Qg6 31.Qe2 Bf7 {Black’s bishop has been doing nothing other than defending. Nevertheless, Black’s rook can come into play.} 32.f4 Rh8 33.Kg1 Rh3 34.Qg2 Qh7 35.Bf1 Rh5 36.Be2 Rh3 37.Bf3 {White is obviously not interested in trading or repeating the position. He just has to defend against the threats and he will have a won game.} Kf8 38.Re2 Qh8 39.Re5 Rh7 40.a4 {White will eventually break through on the queenside and create a passed pawn. Black can’t do the same on the kingside.} a6 41.b4 1-0

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