This is one of my correspondence chess games that was played on the ICC Server. My opponent is this game is from Australia. Whenever I suspect that my opponent will play some anti-Sicilian line I will sometimes alter the move order and play a Franco Sicilian. When they think that I am going to play the French Defense and then I throw in c5 on my second move many of the less experienced chess players will get confused. This usually works only once against each opponent. Sometimes, I have had some difficulty against the better prepared players. Eventually, we ended up with some odd Benoni variation.
I wasted a move when White kicked my Bishop and then I realized a move later that I needed to capture White’s Knight on f3. I dislike trading bishops for knights, but sometimes I need to.
White tries to get some pressure on the e file by doubling up his rooks, but I mange to reduce some of that pressure by trading off some pieces.
It took me 20 moves to reposition my pieces and then to get a fianchettoed position.
White managed to keep control of the e file for quite a while, so I opened up the b file and grabbed that file with my rook. That gave me some counter play. After trading off queens neither side had any real advantage.
After trading off some pawns I ended up with two isolated but passed pawns on the Queenside versus a passed pawn for White on the d file. After more captures it was my passed pawns on the Queenside versus White’s passed pawns in the Center. I then set up a clever exchange of bishops that left us with just one passed pawn each. However I dropped my last pawn and I ended up in a King and Rook endgame in which White had the only pawn left on the board.
Once we got into the endgame tablebase I convinced White that the position was even and he agreed to a draw.