Grigory Aivazian v Theo Slade
European U14 Youth Championship 2014, Rd.2
The presumably now old main line was 5...d5
Qc2 looks artificial so black hits the centre
Black has a very good version of the Hedgehog defence, a3 is not useful and white has to waste another move taking the Queen away from Rc8.
Faster is 23.c5
Black's defending sensibly.
Black has played carefully and well - now white misses something
Striking how black has a rock solid formation without any queenside pawns at all !
A key exchange - if white could exchange the white squared bishops there would be a real chance of black ending up with just two knights and no win.
On "points" white is only a pawn down but he can't get the pawns moving.
Black needs the other B to reach d5 safely.
Assuming this was a blitz finish as Black should win eventually. If all the remaining pawns are exchanged Black mates with any two minor pieces. All the same a great effort and a very entertaining struggle!