It was 1.e4 … and response was …c6 . The Caro-Kann Defence.
Egypt and Africa’s number one GM Bassem Amin on the White side vs Zambia’s number one IM Andrew Kayonde on board 1 faced each other in Livingstone Zambia, 2018 African Individual Chess Championships in the 6th Round..later on as the game ensued the Egyptian GM made an incredible Queen exchange for a Rook and Knight on move 33. He fought to maintain the initiative and it paid off..as Kayonde was also under time pressure. Kayonde lost after 48 moves.
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 Nd7 6.O-O Ne77.Nbd2 Nc8 8.a4 Be7 9.Nb3 O-O 10.a5 a6 11.Be3 Na712.Nfd2 c5 13.g4 Bg6 14.f4 c4 15.Nc1 f6 16.exf6 Nxf6 17.c3Nc6 18.b4 Na7 19.g5 Ne4 20.Nxe4 Bxe4 21.Bh5 Nb5 22.Ne2Bd3 23.Bd2 Bd6 24.Qe1 g6 25.Bg4 Qd7 26.Rf2 Rae8 27.Ng3Rf7 28.Qe3 Nc7 29.Re1 Bf5 30.Bd1 Ref8 31.Nxf5 exf532.Rfe2 Re8 33.Qxe8+ Nxe8 34.Rxe8+ Kg7 35.Bf3 Be7 36.Ra8Bf8 37.Ree8 Qa4 38.Bxd5 Qd1+ 39.Be1 Rd7 40.Bxc4 Qc141.h4 h5 42.Kg2 Rc7 43.Bd5 Rxc3 44.Bxc3 Qxc3 45.Rad8Qd2+ 46.Kg3 Qc3+ 47.Bf3 Qxb4 48.Rd7+