IM Dean Ippolito (FIDE 2437) - Christian Tanaka (FIDE 2106), World Open 7/3/2007
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 O-O 5.Bg2 d6
12.Nd5 Qd8 13.Nxf6+ Bxf6 14.Nxc6 Bxc6 15.Bxf6 exf6 16.Qd4 Qe7
In this position, White usually plays 17.e3. Ippolito tries something different.
17.Rc2 Rfd8 18.Rd1 Rd7 19.Rcd2 Bxg2 20.Kxg2 Rad8 21.Kg1 Qe5
The point behind White's 17.Rc2 has become clear, as he is tripled up on the semi-open file against Black's backward d-pawn. White soon captures it by force.
Now Ippolito shows fine technique in winning this endgame.
31.Kf1 g5 32.Re2+ Kf6 33.a5 Kg6 34.Re7 Rcd8 35.Rxd7 Rxd7
White's queenside pawns are about to crash through decisively.
36.b5 axb5 37.a6, Black resigns.
After 37...bxa6 38.c6, White will queen a pawn. This positional game is a good example of how to win by playing simple chess.