Pianoforte is Italian for “soft-loud”. It was a penultimate round in Wednesdays club, I got 1412 rated boy, he had White. He played Giuoco Piano, started very confidently. I had to take on d4 on move 11. Computer says that 14… Bb7 was allowing him to play e5 with ~0.9 advantage.

I didn’t like his 17. Nb1 and got a feeling that I can intercept the initiative. Then 21. Nb1 was a serious mistake. After my 21… c5 his 22. c4 was a bad answer. I saw a check on d4 and played it. Computer prefers 26… Bxg2+. My attack was getting stronger, I won a piece. Eventually I transferred into a won endgame where I just had to play carefully.