Dubai Open 2015, round 3

FM Saeed (UAE) was the hero again when he beat a second GM in this tournament, Milos Perunovic (SRB). He played the same Queen's pawn game as in round 1, except this time he went for quick exchanges from opening all the way to a complex Rooks and pawns endgame, having 2 connected pawns on the Queen side. His technique was very good and managed to simplify the position into a won endgame. Who says one cannot play for a win against GMs rated 2600+? Enjoy the game!

[Event "17th Dubai Chess Open"][Site "Dubai"][Date "2015.04.08"][Round "3.27"][White "Saeed, Ishaq"][Black "Perunovic, Milos"][Result "1-0"][WhiteElo "2200"][BlackElo "2632"][ECO "E10"]1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 a6 5. c5 b6 6. cxb6 c5 7. Nc3 Nbd7 8. Na4 cxd4 9. Qb3 Rb8 10. Nxd4 Bb7 {That is one way of staying away from home preparation in the opening} 11. Bd2 Ne4 12. Bb4 Nec5 13. Nxc5 Nxc5 14. Bxc5 Bxc5 15. Bxa6 Bxa6 16. Qa4+ Qd7 17. Qxa6 e5 18. Qa7 Bd6 19. Qxd7+ Kxd7 20. Nb5 Rxb6 21. Nxd6 Kxd6 22. b3 {A series of exchanges took the game from the opening into a complex endgame without any stop in the middle game} Ra8 23. Kd2 Rba6 24. a4 Rb8 25. Rhb1 Rb4 26. Ra3 d4 27. exd4 exd4 28. a5 Ra7 29. Kd3 Kd5 {Desperately trying to hold the position} 30. a6 Rb6 31. Rba1 Rb4 32. Ra5+ Kc6 33. R1a3 Kb6 34. R5a4 Kb5 35. Rxb4+ Kxb4 36. Ra1 Kxb3 37. Kxd4 Kb4 38. Kd5 Kb5 39. Rb1+ Ka5 {It is all over. Here the game ended. It could have continued a bit longer with} 40. Kc5 Kxa6 41. Ra1+ Kb7 42. Rxa7 Kxa7 43. Kd6 {Now we have a simple win for white here}