domingo, 20 de diciembre de 2015

Una Sorpresiva Sutileza Contra el Dragón.

Una nueva recomendación contra el Dragón es la variante 14.Rb1!? en lugar de la más empleada 14.Ce4 donde existe mucha teoría.
Dicha recomendación parece una sorpresa por el hecho de que no se ha empleado en muchas partidas y la teoría está aún en investigación.
Games
[Event "Las Vegas Open"] [Site "?"] [Date "2013.??.??"] [Round "3"] [White "Yi, Wei"] [Black "Yankovsky, Román"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B76"] [Annotator "M.I. Boudy Bueno,Julio L."] [PlyCount "97"] {B76: Defensa Siciliana En la variante Moderna del Dragón del Ataque Yugoslavo que surge después de} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O {La respuesta del negro} ({ En lugar de la tradicional} 9. Bc4) 9... d5 {es respondida con la retirada} 10. Qe1 {[%cal Rd1d8] que libera a la Td1 para amenazar indirectamente a la Dd8. Sigue} e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 {Las blancas juegan} 14. Kb1 $1 ({Lo que se habìa jugado anteriormente es} 14. Ne4) 14... Rb8 ({La diferencia está en que ahora la jugada} 14... Qc7 {conduce directamente a la pérdida de un peón} 15. Nxd5 cxd5 16. Bxd5 Bxd5 17. Rxd5 $14) 15. Ne4 Qc7 ({ Otra variante que han empleado las negras es} 15... f5 16. Ng5 Bc8 17. h4 h6 18. Ne4 $14 {con ligera ventaja del blanco.} Be6 (18... fxe4 19. fxe4 Rf4 20. Bxf4 exf4 21. c3 Qb6 22. Qd2 Qc5 23. Bb3 Kh7 24. exd5 Bf5+ 25. Kc1 Rxb3 26. axb3 Qa5 27. Qe2 Bxc3 28. Qe7+ Bg7 29. Qa3 Qb6 30. b4 a5 31. Qxa5 Qe3+ 32. Rd2 Qe4 33. Qa2 {Lampert,J (2442)-Jones,G (2643) Wunsiedel 2015 1/2-1/2 (61)}) 19. Nc5 Bf7 20. Na6 Rb7 21. Bb3 Qf6 22. Nc5 Re7 23. c3 Rfe8 24. Qd2 Nxe3 25. Qxe3 Bxb3 26. axb3 Rf7 27. Rd2 Rd8 28. Rxd8+ Qxd8 29. h5 gxh5 30. Rxh5 {Edouard,R (2659)-Jones,G (2661) London 2014 CBM 164 [Edouard,R] 1/2-1/2 (52)}) 16. Bc5 Rfd8 17. g4 a5 ({Se puede considerar} 17... h6 $5 {con la idea de jugar ...f5, aunque el blanco mantiene mejores perspectivas.} 18. h4 f5 19. gxf5 gxf5 20. Ng3 Qf7 21. Bb3 Rd7 22. Qa5 Rbd8 23. Rd3 Nf4 24. Qxd8+ Rxd8 25. Rxd8+ Kh7 26. Rhd1 Bd5 27. Ra8 Qg6 28. Rxa7 Ne6 29. Bf2 e4 30. c4 e3 31. Bxe3 Bxf3 32. Rg1 { Wei,Y (2557)-Gagare,S (2419) Chongqing 2013 1/2-1/2 (104)}) (17... Nf4 18. Bxe6 Nxe6 19. Bd6 $16) 18. h4 $146 {Nueva en esta posición. Se había jugado} (18. Bb3 {que parece mejor.} Ra8 19. a4 Nf4 20. Bd6 Qb6 21. Bxe6 Nxe6 22. Qc3 Nd4 23. Rhe1 Qa7 24. g5 c5 25. f4 Rxd6 26. Nxd6 exf4 27. Re8+ Rxe8 28. Nxe8 Qe7 29. Nf6+ Bxf6 30. gxf6 Qxf6 31. Qxc5 Nc6 32. Qxa5 f3 {Ivanov,O (2512)-Kargin,A (2442) Elets 2014 1-0 (35)}) (18. Bb3 h6 $14) 18... h6 ({Se podría considerar } 18... f5 {aunque después de} 19. Ng5 Bc8 20. gxf5 gxf5 21. Rg1 $14) 19. g5 $14 h5 20. a4 {[%csl Gb4] Controlando el avance a4 de las negras, fija el peón a5 para atacarlo en un posible final pero también debilita la casilla b4.} Qb7 (20... Bf8 $5 {era de considerar eliminando el molesto Ac5} 21. Qf2 Bf5 $11 {y las posibilidades de las negras no son peores.}) 21. b3 $16 { [%csl Ra5][%cal Re1a5] Consolidando la posición del enroque, evitando sobre todo el jaque mate en b2 y manteniendo la amenaza sobre a5.} Ra8 22. Kc1 { [%csl Gc4] Aleja el Rey de cualquier posibilidad táctica sobre c4 al desclavar el peón b3.} Qc7 ({Algo mejor era} 22... Rd7) 23. Qf2 Rd7 24. Rd2 Nf4 25. Bd6 ({Otra forma de continuar la lucha era} 25. Bxe6 Nxe6 26. Rxd7 Qxd7 27. Rd1 $16 {donde el dominio de la columna y la mejor estructura de peones garantizan una clara ventaja al blanco.}) 25... Qd8 26. Bxe6 Nxe6 27. Rhd1 Nd4 28. Ba3 Rd5 (28... Qc7 29. Kb2 Rad8 30. Rd3 $14) 29. f4 ({El ataque a la Td5 con} 29. Nc3 Rd7 30. Bc5 $14 {[%cal Rf3f4] dejaba al blanco con mejores posibilidades pues la amenaza f4 sería más fuerte.}) 29... exf4 $14 30. Bb2 Ne6 {Esta es la mejor continuación.} ({La variante} 30... c5 {lleva a un final de piezas mayores con} 31. Nxc5 Qc7 32. Bxd4 Bxd4 33. Rxd4 Rxc5 34. Kb1 $14 {donde el peón de f4 es vulnerable y la estructura blanca es mejor. La mayoría de peones del ala de dama favorecería la simplificación porque los peones negros del otro flanco están más controlados. Esto no significa que las negras no posean recursos para salvar la posición.}) 31. Bf6 ({El cambio directo de alfiles} 31. Bxg7 Kxg7 32. Qf3 Qb8 33. Rxd5 cxd5 34. Rxd5 $14 { permitía mantener la ligara ventaja.}) 31... Qd7 (31... Rxd2 $5 32. Rxd2 Qc7 { conducía a una posición equilibrada.}) 32. Bxg7 $14 Kxg7 33. Qf3 {[%cal Rf3c3,Rc3h8] Desde aquí la dama podría cambiar a una mejor diagonal con el jaque en c3.} Qc7 34. Rxd5 cxd5 35. Rxd5 Rd8 36. Rxd8 Qxd8 37. Qc3+ Kg8 38. Qe5 f3 39. Qc3 Nd4 {[%csl Rc1,Rc3][%cal Rd4e2,Re2c3,Re2c1]} 40. Kb2 Nf5 {Aunque poner el Rey en la gran diagonal no parece muy aconsejable y menos lógica en una partida donde el tiempo debe estar escaso pero lo mejor era} (40... Kg7) 41. Qxf3 Nxh4 42. Qf6 Qxf6+ {Este cambio facilita la victoria del blanco.} ({ Mejor defensa era} 42... Qc7 43. Qc3 Qxc3+ 44. Kxc3 Kf8 {con ligera venaja del blanco.}) 43. gxf6 Nf3 44. b4 {Como mencionamos en la apertura, el fijar el peón a5 brinda posibilidades en el final.} axb4 45. Kb3 h4 ({No salva acercar el rey por medio de} 45... Kf8 46. a5 Ne5 47. a6 Nc6 48. Kc4 Ke8 49. Nd6+ Kd7 50. Nxf7 h4 51. Ng5 $18) 46. a5 h3 {El negro no tiene salvació. El final está perdido. Los peones blancos son más peligroso.} ({No había salvación tampoco con la entrega del caballo} 46... Ne5 47. Kxb4 Nc6+ 48. Kb5 Nxa5 49. Kxa5 Kf8 50. c4 {porque el caballo controla bien los dos peones negros mientras que el de c4 avanzará con ayuda de su rey.}) 47. a6 Nd4+ 48. Kxb4 h2 (48... Nc6+ 49. Kc5 Na7 50. Nf2 $18) 49. Nf2 (49. Nf2 Nc6+ 50. Kc5 $18 { el negro no tiene nada que hacer.}) 1-0 [Event "London Classic m 6th"] [Site "London"] [Date "2014.12.11"] [Round "2"] [White "Edouard, Romain"] [Black "Jones, Gawain C"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2659"] [BlackElo "2661"] [Annotator "Edouard,R"] [PlyCount "103"] [EventDate "2014.12.10"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "6"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2015.01.15"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Kb1 $5 { A quite unpopular but very interesting move.} Rb8 $5 {The most natural move.} ( 14... Nxc3+ 15. Qxc3 Bd5 16. Qd3 $14) (14... Qc7 15. Nxd5 cxd5 16. Bxd5 Bxd5 17. Rxd5 {does not provide Black sufficient compensations.}) 15. Ne4 f5 $5 $146 (15... Qc7 16. Bc5 Rfd8 17. g4 {is better for White, the main difference with the main line (without Kb1 and ...Rb8 included) being that the d5-knight cannot move because of Bd6.} a5 18. h4 $14 {1-0 (49) Wei,Y (2604)-Yankovsky,R (2425) USA 2013}) 16. Ng5 Bc8 17. h4 $1 h6 (17... e4 18. b3 $14) 18. Ne4 Be6 { Having included h4 and h6 should be a good thing for White.} 19. Nc5 (19. Bxa7 {should be critical:} Qe7 $1 (19... Ra8 $6 20. Bc5 Rf7 21. Bb3 $16) 20. Bxb8 ( 20. Bc5 Qb7 $132) 20... Rxb8 21. Bxd5 (21. Nc3 Nxc3+ 22. Qxc3 e4 23. Bxe6+ Qxe6 24. Rd4 e3 $132 25. Re1 $140 Qd5 $5 26. Rxd5 Bxc3 27. Rxe3 Rxb2+ 28. Kc1 cxd5 29. Rxc3 Rxa2 $11) 21... Bxd5 (21... cxd5 $2 22. Nd2 e4 23. Nb3 $16) 22. Nc3 e4 23. b3 Qf6 24. fxe4 Bxe4 25. Rh3 Bxg2 26. Rhd3 Bd5 {and White should be better but practically speaking it definitely doesn't look clear.}) 19... Bf7 20. Na6 {I remembered having this move somewhere in my analysis but immediatly after playing it I realised 20...Rb6 should be very annoying.} (20. Bb3 Qe7) 20... Rb7 $6 (20... Rb6 $1 21. c3 (21. Bxb6 Qxb6 22. Rd3 e4 23. Rb3 Qd4 24. Qe2 exf3 25. gxf3 Re8 26. Qd3 Qxh4 27. Qf1 Qf4 $44) 21... Rb7 $1 {This move c3 simply makes Black's play easier.} (21... e4 22. Nb4 $14) 22. Nc5 Rb8 23. Bb3 Qa5 24. Bf2 Rfd8 $13) 21. Bb3 Qf6 22. Nc5 Re7 23. c3 Rfe8 (23... e4 24. f4 $14) 24. Qd2 Nxe3 25. Qxe3 Bxb3 26. axb3 Rf7 27. Rd2 Rd8 {White looks a bit better but it is just very difficult to prove it!} 28. Rxd8+ Qxd8 29. h5 gxh5 30. Rxh5 Qd6 $6 {The beginning of a wrong idea.} (30... Qd1+ 31. Ka2 Qd5 {(/\...Bf8) is about equal.}) (30... a5 $5) 31. Rh1 Qg6 32. Qe2 Re7 33. Re1 Qd6 $6 {A weird move.} ( 33... a5 $142) 34. b4 Qg6 35. Ka1 Kh7 (35... h5 36. Qd3 $14 {[%csl Yh5]}) 36. g4 fxg4 37. fxg4 Rf7 38. Nd3 Rd7 39. Nc5 Rf7 40. Rh1 $1 Kg8 (40... Rf4 $2 41. g5 $1 {goes back into the game.}) 41. Qc4 Kh7 $2 (41... Qd6 $1 42. Re1 Qd5 { had to be played. White is only slightly better.}) 42. g5 $1 Rf4 43. Qe2 e4 44. gxh6 Bf8 $8 (44... Bxh6 45. Re1 $18 (45. Ka2 $5)) 45. Qe3 Qg5 (45... Qf5 46. Nb3 $16) 46. Qd4 (46. Rd1 $5) 46... Bxc5 47. bxc5 e3 $6 (47... Qg6 48. Re1 $16) 48. Qd7+ Kh8 49. Qe8+ (49. Qxc6 e2 50. Re1 {just wins at once, but I for some reason did not see that automatic move 50.Re1, that any beginner could see!}) 49... Kh7 50. Qd7+ Kh8 51. Qe8+ (51. Qc8+ {is also worth a try but should be a draw:} Qg8 52. Qxg8+ Kxg8 53. Re1 Re4 54. b4 Kh7 55. Kb2 Kxh6 56. Kc2 Kg5 57. Kd3 Kf4 58. Rf1+ Ke5 59. Rf8 Rh4 $132) ({Even} 51. b4 {should win easily.}) 51... Kh7 52. Qd7+ {An absolutely insane decision in time trouble, repeating a move for a third time.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "Wunsiedel op 9th"] [Site "Wunsiedel"] [Date "2015.05.15"] [Round "3"] [White "Lampert, Jonas"] [Black "Jones, Gawain C"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2442"] [BlackElo "2643"] [PlyCount "121"] [EventDate "2015.05.14"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "7"] [EventCountry "GER"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2015.06.18"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Kb1 Rb8 15. Ne4 f5 16. Ng5 Bc8 17. h4 h6 18. Ne4 fxe4 19. fxe4 Rf4 20. Bxf4 exf4 21. c3 Qb6 22. Qd2 Qc5 23. Bb3 Kh7 24. exd5 Bf5+ 25. Kc1 Rxb3 26. axb3 Qa5 27. Qe2 Bxc3 28. Qe7+ Bg7 29. Qa3 Qb6 30. b4 a5 31. Qxa5 Qe3+ 32. Rd2 Qe4 33. Qa2 Qxb4 34. Re1 Qc5+ 35. Kd1 Bg4+ 36. Rde2 h5 37. dxc6 Qxc6 38. Qf7 Qb5 39. Qe7 Qxb2 40. Qc5 Qb1+ 41. Kd2 Qb2+ 42. Kd1 Qb1+ 43. Kd2 Qa2+ 44. Kd1 Qb2 45. Qc7 Qb4 46. Kc1 Qa3+ 47. Kd2 Qb4+ 48. Kc1 Kh6 49. Re5 Qa3+ 50. Kc2 Qa2+ 51. Kc1 Qa3+ 52. Kc2 Bf6 53. Qa5 Qd6 54. Qc5 Bxe5 55. Qxe5 Bf5+ 56. Kb3 Qb6+ 57. Kc3 Qc6+ 58. Kb4 Qb7+ 59. Kc3 Qc8+ 60. Kb4 Qf8+ 61. Kb3 1/2-1/2 [Event "FRA-chT"] [Site "France"] [Date "1990.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Sax, Gyula"] [Black "Koch, Jean Rene"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2605"] [BlackElo "2425"] [PlyCount "46"] [EventDate "1990.??.??"] [EventType "team"] [EventRounds "11"] [EventCountry "FRA"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1999.11.16"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qb8 15. Bc5 Rd8 16. Qh4 h6 17. Rd3 Qc7 18. Rhd1 f5 19. Be7 Rdc8 20. Bxd5 cxd5 21. Rc3 Qa5 22. Ra3 Qc7 23. Rc3 Qa5 1/2-1/2 [Event "Buenos Aires Najdorf"] [Site "Buenos Aires"] [Date "1991.??.??"] [Round "7"] [White "Dolmatov, Sergey"] [Black "Ricardi, Pablo"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2620"] [BlackElo "2435"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "1991.04.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "13"] [EventCountry "ARG"] [EventCategory "11"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1991.10.01"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. g4 Nf4 17. Bxe6 Nxe6 18. Bd6 Qb6 19. g5 Nd4 20. Rf1 Nf5 21. Bc5 Qa6 22. a3 Rd5 23. Qf2 Nd4 24. Bb4 Rb8 25. Kb1 c5 26. Nxc5 Rxc5 27. Bxc5 Qb5 28. Bxd4 exd4 29. b3 d3 30. Rxd3 Qe5 31. Kc1 Qb2+ 32. Kd1 Bc3 33. Qe3 Rxb3 34. cxb3 Qxb3+ 35. Ke2 Qa2+ 36. Rd2 1-0 [Event "Rishon Le Ziyyon"] [Site "Rishon Le Ziyyon"] [Date "1994.??.??"] [Round "5"] [White "Liss, Eran"] [Black "Alterman, Boris"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2480"] [BlackElo "2585"] [PlyCount "89"] [EventDate "1994.11.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "11"] [EventCountry "ISR"] [EventCategory "11"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1995.04.01"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. h4 h6 17. g4 Nf4 18. Bxe6 Nxe6 19. Bd6 Qb6 20. g5 Nd4 21. Kb1 h5 22. Bc5 Qb5 23. Qc3 Rd5 24. Bxd4 exd4 25. Qd3 a6 26. Rhe1 Rb8 27. Qxb5 axb5 28. b4 Rf5 29. Rd3 Rf4 30. Rh1 Ra8 31. Kb2 Be5 32. Kb3 Kg7 33. a3 Ra7 34. c4 dxc3 35. Nxc3 Bxc3 36. Rxc3 Kf8 37. Rd1 Rxh4 38. Rxc6 Rf4 39. Rd8+ Kg7 40. Rcc8 f6 41. Rg8+ Kf7 42. Rcf8+ Ke6 43. Rxg6 Rxf3+ 44. Kb2 Rf2+ 45. Kb3 1/2-1/2 [Event "Haifa"] [Site "Haifa"] [Date "1995.??.??"] [Round "11"] [White "Svidler, Peter"] [Black "Alterman, Boris"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2585"] [BlackElo "2575"] [Annotator "Svidler"] [PlyCount "127"] [EventDate "1995.01.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "11"] [EventCountry "ISR"] [EventCategory "14"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1995.06.01"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. Ng5 $5 (16. g4 Nf4 17. Qc3 Rd5 $5 $132 {Xie,J-Gufeld,E/Kuala Lumpur/1994/1:0/37/}) (16. Qh4 h6 17. g4 Nf4 $5 18. Bd6 $6 (18. Bxe6 Nxe6 19. Bd6 $14) 18... Rxd6 $1 19. Nxd6 Bd5 20. Bxd5 cxd5 21. Nb5 Qc5 $40 {Baron, I-Komljenovic,D/Ibercaja op/1993/0:1/28/}) 16... Bc8 17. g4 Rb8 $5 {/\ 18...e4} (17... h6 18. Ne4 Be6 19. Qf2 $132) 18. Ba3 Bh6 $5 (18... h6 19. Ne4 Be6 20. Nc5 $14) 19. Qh4 (19. h4 f6 $19) 19... Kg7 20. f4 $1 Bxg5 (20... Nxf4 21. Rxd8 Qxd8 22. Qxh6+ $1 $18) (20... exf4 21. Nxf7 $1 $18) (20... f6 21. Rd3 $1 (21. Ne6+ Bxe6 22. g5 Bxg5 $1 23. fxg5 f5 24. b3 $1 $44 {/\ Bb2}) 21... exf4 (21... Nxf4 22. Rxd8 Bxg5 $4 (22... Qxd8 23. Qxh6+ $18) 23. Rg8#) 22. Rh3 $1 fxg5 23. Qxh6+ Kg8 24. Qxg5 $16) (20... Re8 21. fxe5 $5 $16 (21. Bd6 $5 Bxg5 $1 (21... Qxd6 22. Qxh6+ Kxh6 23. Nxf7+ Kg7 24. Nxd6 $18) 22. Bxc7 Bxh4 23. Bxb8 Nxf4 $44 ) 21... Rxe5 (21... Qxe5 22. Qxh6+ Kxh6 23. Nxf7+ $18) 22. Bf8+ $1 $18) 21. fxg5 Be6 22. Rde1 $1 Nf4 23. Bxe6 Nxe6 24. Re3 $1 {/\ 25.Qh6 Kg8 26.Rh3} Qa5 $5 (24... Qd7 25. Rd3 $1 Nd4 26. Re1 $16) 25. Qf2 $1 (25. Qe1 $5 Rd5 (25... Qxe1+ 26. Rhxe1 Nxg5 27. h4 Ne6 28. Rxe5 $14) 26. c4 Qxe1+ 27. Rhxe1 Rd4 $13) 25... Rd4 (25... Nxg5 $2 26. Rf1 $1 e4 (26... Kg8 27. h4 $18) 27. b4 $3 Qd5 (27... Rxb4 28. Bxb4 Qxb4 29. Qf6+ $18) 28. Bb2+ $18) (25... Qd5 26. Rf1 Qxa2 27. Qxf7+ Kh8 28. Rd3 $1 Rf8 $1 29. Bxf8 Rxf8 (29... Qxb2+ 30. Kd2 Rxf8 31. Qxe6 Qb4+ 32. c3 Qb2+ 33. Ke3 Qb6+ 34. Ke4 Rxf1 35. Qe8+ $18) 30. Qxf8+ Nxf8 31. Rxf8+ Kg7 32. Rc8 $14) 26. Rhe1 $1 Rb5 27. Qf6+ Kg8 28. c3 Rf4 $8 (28... Rxg4 29. Rf1 $1 Qc7 (29... Rb7 30. Rxe5 $18) 30. Bd6 $1 Qd7 31. Bxe5 Rxe5 32. Qxe5 Rxg5 33. Qf6 $18) 29. Qe7 Qd8 30. Qxd8+ Nxd8 31. Rxe5 Ne6 32. h3 a6 33. Be7 Rb7 34. Bf6 Kf8 (34... h6 35. Rd1 Kf8 $1 (35... Rb8 36. Rxe6 $1 fxe6 37. Be5 $18) 36. h4 $1 $16) 35. R5e4 Rxe4 36. Rxe4 Ke8 37. Ra4 Rb6 38. Bd4 $1 c5 39. Be3 $18 Kd7 40. Rc4 Rc6 41. Kc2 Kd6 42. b3 Kd5 43. Kd3 Rd6 44. Ke2 Rc6 45. Kf3 Rd6 46. Ra4 Rc6 47. Ra5 Ke5 48. b4 $1 Kd5 49. bxc5 Kc4 50. Ke4 $1 Nc7 (50... Kxc3 51. Kd5 $18) 51. Ra4+ Kxc3 52. Bd4+ Kd2 53. Rb4 Ne6 54. Kd5 Rc8 55. Rb2+ Kd3 56. Rb3+ Kc2 (56... Kd2 57. Kc4 $18) 57. Rc3+ Kd2 58. Bf6 $1 Nc7+ 59. Kd6 $1 Nb5+ 60. Kd7 Rc7+ 61. Kd8 Rc6 62. Rc4 Kd3 63. Rc1 $1 Ke4 (63... Kd2 64. Bb2 $18 { /\ 65.a4}) 64. a4 1-0 [Event "Lee Cup 2nd"] [Site "Beijing"] [Date "1995.??.??"] [Round "4"] [White "Wang, Zili"] [Black "Alterman, Boris"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2525"] [BlackElo "2595"] [PlyCount "40"] [EventDate "1995.08.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "11"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1996.11.15"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. Qd2 O-O 8. f3 Nc6 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. Ng5 Bh6 17. Qh4 Kg7 18. Kb1 Bxg5 19. Qxg5 f6 20. Qh4 Qf7 1/2-1/2 [Event "Tan Chin Nam Cup 1st"] [Site "Beijing"] [Date "1995.??.??"] [Round "6"] [White "Liang, Jinrong"] [Black "Alterman, Boris"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2450"] [BlackElo "2595"] [PlyCount "110"] [EventDate "1995.08.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [EventCategory "11"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1995.12.01"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. g4 Nf4 17. Bxe6 Nxe6 18. Qe3 Rd5 19. c4 Rxc5 20. Nxc5 Qb6 21. b4 Qxb4 22. Nxe6 Qxc4+ 23. Kd2 Qxa2+ 24. Ke1 Qxe6 25. Kf2 Bf6 26. Rd2 Bd8 27. Kg2 Bb6 28. Qe4 Bd4 29. Rc2 Rc8 30. Rb1 c5 31. Rb5 Kg7 32. Qb7 h5 33. Qe4 hxg4 34. Qxg4 Qxg4+ 35. fxg4 c4 36. g5 c3 37. Kf3 Rc4 38. Rb7 Bb6 39. Re7 Rf4+ 40. Ke2 Bd4 41. Kd3 Rg4 42. Rc1 Rxg5 43. Rf1 Rf5 44. Rxf5 gxf5 45. Rc7 a5 46. Rc6 f4 47. h4 f3 48. h5 f2 49. h6+ Kh8 50. Ke2 Kh7 51. Ra6 c2 52. Rc6 a4 53. Rxc2 a3 54. Ra2 Bb2 55. Kxf2 Kxh6 0-1 [Event "RUS-ch"] [Site "Elista"] [Date "1995.??.??"] [Round "5"] [White "Lukin, Andrei M"] [Black "Tiviakov, Sergei"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2440"] [BlackElo "2655"] [PlyCount "85"] [EventDate "1995.10.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "11"] [EventCountry "RUS"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1996.02.01"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. Ng5 Bc8 17. g4 h6 18. Ne4 Be6 19. Qf2 f5 20. gxf5 gxf5 21. Nd2 Qf7 22. Rhg1 Kh7 23. Bb3 Nf4 24. Qe3 a5 25. a4 Bf6 26. Kb1 Bd5 27. Ba3 Rab8 28. c4 Be6 29. Bc2 Rd4 30. Nb3 Rxc4 31. Nxa5 Rxc2 32. Kxc2 Nd5 33. Qe1 f4 34. Qe4+ Kh8 35. Kc1 Ne3 36. Qg6 Bg5 37. Qxf7 Bxf7 38. Rd7 Bd5 39. Rd6 Bxf3 40. h4 Nf5 41. hxg5 Nxd6 42. Bxd6 Re8 43. Nc4 1-0 [Event "Manresa op"] [Site "Manresa"] [Date "1996.??.??"] [Round "5"] [White "De la Riva Aguado, Oscar"] [Black "Korneev, Oleg"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2490"] [BlackElo "2565"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "1996.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "ESP"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1997.11.17"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. Qh4 h6 17. g4 a5 18. g5 h5 19. Qf2 Rab8 20. a4 Qb7 21. b3 Nf4 22. Bxe6 Nxe6 23. Rxd8+ Rxd8 24. Rd1 Rd5 25. Ba3 Qd7 26. Re1 Nd4 27. Nc3 Qf5 28. Nxd5 cxd5 29. Rd1 Qxg5+ 30. Kb1 Qf4 31. Bb2 Nxf3 32. Rxd5 g5 33. Bc1 Qe4 34. Rxa5 g4 35. Rc5 h4 36. a5 g3 37. hxg3 hxg3 1-0 [Event "FRA-chTA 9697"] [Site "France"] [Date "1997.??.??"] [Round "5"] [White "Hamdouchi, Hicham"] [Black "Koch, Jean Rene"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2520"] [BlackElo "2495"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "1997.??.??"] [EventType "team"] [EventRounds "7"] [EventCountry "FRA"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1998.11.10"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. g4 h6 17. g5 h5 18. Bb3 Bf8 19. Qf2 Bxc5 20. Qxc5 Qb6 21. Rd2 Qxc5 22. Nxc5 Nf4 23. Nxe6 Nxe6 24. Bxe6 fxe6 25. Re2 Rd5 26. Rhe1 Rf8 27. Rxe5 Rxf3 28. Rxd5 exd5 29. Re6 Kf7 30. Rxc6 Rf2 31. Rc7+ Ke6 32. Rxa7 Rxh2 33. b4 Kf5 34. a4 Re2 35. a5 Re8 36. a6 Rb8 37. Rb7 Ra8 38. b5 1-0 [Event "Bad Homburg"] [Site "Bad Homburg"] [Date "1997.07.28"] [Round "3"] [White "Svidler, Peter"] [Black "Alterman, Boris"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2660"] [BlackElo "2615"] [Annotator "Rogozenco,D"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "1997.07.26"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "14"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1997.09.29"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. g4 (16. Ng5 Bh6 17. Qh4 Kg7 18. Bxd5 Bxg5+ $1 (18... cxd5 $2 19. Be3 $18) (18... f6 $2 19. Qxh6+ Kxh6 20. Nxe6 $18) 19. Qxg5 f6 $15 { Luther-Rogozenko/Gelsenkirchen/1996}) (16. h4) (16. Qh4) 16... Nf4 17. Qc3 (17. Bxe6 Nxe6 18. Bd6 Qb6 19. g5 $14 Nd4 (19... Rd7 20. h4 Rad8 21. h5 Nxg5 22. Nxg5 Rxd6 23. Rxd6 Rxd6 24. Ne4 Rd7 25. h6 Bh8 26. Qe2 f5 27. Qc4+ Kf8 28. Nc5 Rd5 29. Qxd5 cxd5 30. Nd7+ {1-0 Beshukov,S-Olenin,N/RUS-Cup2 1996/EXP 56 (44)}) 20. Rf1 Nf5 21. Bc5 Qa6 22. a3 Rd5 23. Qf2 Nd4 24. Bb4 Rb8 25. Kb1 c5 26. Nxc5 Rxc5 27. Bxc5 Qb5 28. Bxd4 exd4 29. b3 d3 30. Rxd3 Qe5 31. Kc1 {1-0 Dolmatov, S-Ricardi,P/Buenos Aires Najdorf 1991/CBM 24 (35)}) 17... Bd5 {This looks more natural than 17. ... Rd5.} (17... Rd5 18. Kb1 Rad8 19. Rxd5 cxd5 $13 {Xie Jun Gufeld/Kuala Lumpur/1994}) 18. Kb1 (18. g5 Rd7 (18... Qc8 19. Be7 Qe6 20. Bxd8 Rxd8 21. Kb1 Rb8 22. Bxd5 cxd5 23. Nf6+ Bxf6 24. gxf6 Qxf6 25. Rhe1 Re8 26. Qc7 a6 27. Re3 Qf5 28. Qa5 Ng2 29. Rb3 {1-0 Pachmann,A-Zvara,P/Prague Bohemians 1995/EXT 95 (44)}) 19. h4 Rad8 $15) 18... Rd7 19. Bf2 h6 {Verwehrt dem Gegner g5} 20. Bh4 Re8 21. a3 (21. Nf6+ Bxf6 22. Bxf6 Bxc4 23. Rxd7 (23. Qxc4 Rxd1+ 24. Rxd1 Nd5 25. Bh4 Ne3) 23... Bxa2+ 24. Kxa2 Qxd7 25. Bxe5 Qd5+ $19) (21. Nc5 $6 Rd6) 21... Bxe4 22. fxe4 Rd4 $11 23. Bd3 Qb6 24. Rhf1 (24. Bf2 Rxd3 $19) 24... Nxd3 25. cxd3 Qb5 26. Rf2 (26. Bf6 c5 $5 27. Rc1 Bxf6 28. Rxf6 Rxd3 29. Qxc5 Qxc5 30. Rxc5 Re7 $11) 26... Rb8 27. Rc2 {Greift den Isolani c6 an} Bf8 28. Bf2 (28. Qxc6 Qxc6 29. Rxc6 Bxa3 $15) 28... Ra4 29. Kc1 Rc8 30. Bc5 Bxc5 31. Qxc5 Qxc5 32. Rxc5 f6 33. Rd2 (33. h4 $5) 33... Kf7 34. Rdc2 Ra6 35. R2c3 Ke7 36. b4 1/2-1/2 [Event "Hoogovens-B"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "1998.01.26"] [Round "6"] [White "Van den Doel, Erik"] [Black "Van der Wiel, John"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2485"] [BlackElo "2525"] [Annotator "Schulz,A"] [PlyCount "59"] [EventDate "1998.01.20"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "11"] [EventCountry "NED"] [EventCategory "10"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1998.03.26"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 {Moderner als} (10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Bd4) 10... e5 ({Die (wahrscheinlich weniger solide) Alternative ist} 10... e6) 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 (12... cxd5 $5 13. Bg5 Be6 14. Bc4 Qc7 15. Bxf6 dxc4 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 {0-1 Timman,J-Hodgson,J/Koop Tjuchem 1996/CBM 57 (28)}) 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. g4 Nf4 17. Bxe6 Nxe6 18. Bd6 (18. Qe3 Rd5 19. c4 $2 Rxc5 $1 20. Nxc5 Qb6 $19 {Liang Jinrong-Alterman,B/Tan Cup 1995/CBM 49/ 0-1 (55)}) 18... Qb6 19. Qc3 (19. g5 Nd4 20. Rf1 Nf5 21. Bc5 Qa6 $11 {1-0 Dolmatov,S-Ricardi,P/Buenos Aires Najdorf 1991/CBM 24 (35)}) 19... Nd4 20. Kb1 Rd7 (20... Nb5 $5) 21. Rd3 Qd8 (21... Nb5 $5) 22. Qc5 Rc8 23. Rhd1 Ne6 24. Qc3 Nf4 25. Bxe5 $2 (25. R3d2 Nd5 26. Qa3 $11) 25... Nxd3 $2 (25... Rxd3 26. Rxd3 Qb6 {[%cal Rb6g1]} 27. Rd1 Ne2 28. Bxg7 Nxc3+ 29. Bxc3 $19) 26. Bxg7 Nc5 27. Rxd7 Nxd7 28. Bh6 $18 f6 29. Qc4+ Kh8 30. Qf7 1-0 [Event "Chebanenco Memorial 1st"] [Site "Kishinev"] [Date "1998.02.16"] [Round "8"] [White "Bologan, Viktor"] [Black "Rogozenco, Dorian"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2580"] [BlackElo "2495"] [Annotator "Schulz,A"] [PlyCount "121"] [EventDate "1998.02.09"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "MDA"] [EventCategory "12"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1998.06.02"] 1. e4 {Hecht Ftacnik} c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 (10... e6 {ist vermutlich schlechter.}) 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 ({Die Güte des Alternativzuges} 12... cxd5 {ist derzeit ungeklärt.}) 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. g4 Nf4 17. Bxe6 (17. Qc3 Rd5 $5 {1-0 Xie Jun-Gufeld,E/Kuala Lumpur 1994/CBM 41 (36)}) 17... Nxe6 (17... Rxd1+ 18. Qxd1 Nxe6 19. Be3 (19. Qd6 {Ftacnik} Qxd6 (19... Bh6+ 20. Kb1 Qxd6 21. Bxd6 Bf4 22. Nf6+ Kg7 23. Nd7 Nd4 24. Bxe5+ Bxe5 25. Nxe5 f6 26. c3 fxe5 27. cxd4 exd4 28. Rc1 {1/2-1/2 Holzke,F-Golubev,M/Muenster op 1996/EXP 55 (35)}) 20. Bxd6 Nd4 21. Rf1 f5 22. gxf5 gxf5 23. Nd2 Kf7 24. Nc4 Ke6 {Luther,T-Konguveel,P/Anibal op 1998/TW 168/1-0 (60)}) (19. Qe2 Nxc5 20. Nxc5 Qa5 21. Qc4 Rd8 22. c3 $6 (22. Ne4 Rd4 23. Qb3 Rb4 24. Qc3 Qxa2 25. Qxb4 Qa1+ 26. Kd2 Qxh1 27. Qb8+ Bf8 28. Qxe5 Qxf3 29. Nf6+ Kg7 $13) 22... Bh6+ $1 23. Kb1 Qb5 24. Qxb5 cxb5 $17 {Van Haastert,E-Golubev,M/Leiden/1997/}) (19. Bd6 $5) 19... Qa5 20. Kb1 Rb8 $11 {1-0 Kodric,M-Baric,D/Ljubljana op 1992/TD 92\04 (45)} (20... Rb8 21. Qe1 Qb5 22. Bc1 Nd4 23. Qe3 {1-0 Kodric,M-Baric,D/ Ljubljana op 1992/TD 92\04 (45)})) 18. Bd6 (18. Qe3 Rd5 19. c4 $2 Rxc5 20. Nxc5 Qb6 $19 {Liang Jinrong-Alterman,B/Tan Cup 1995/CBM 49/0-1 (55)} (20... Qb6 { Ftacnik} 21. b4 Qxb4 22. Nxe6 Qxc4+ 23. Kd2 Qxa2+ 24. Ke1 Qxe6 {Liang Jinrong-Alterman,B/Tan Cup 1995/CBM 49/0-1 (55)})) (18. Ba3 Rd5 19. Qe3 Rad8 20. g5 Qb6 21. Qxb6 axb6 $11 {1/2-1/2 Simacek,P-Voller,J/Plzen opJ 1995/EXT 95op (39)} (21... axb6 {Ftacnik} 22. c3 h6 23. h4 c5 {1/2-1/2 Simacek,P-Voller, J/Plzen opJ 1995/EXT 95op (39)})) 18... Qb6 19. Qc3 (19. g5 Rd7 (19... Nd4 20. Rf1 Nf5 21. Bc5 Qa6 22. a3 Rd5 23. Qf2 Nd4 $11 {1-0 Dolmatov,S-Ricardi,P/ Buenos Aires Najdorf 1991/CBM 24 (35)} (23... Nd4 {Ftacnik} 24. Bb4 Rb8 25. Kb1 c5 26. Nxc5 Rxc5 27. Bxc5 Qb5 28. Bxd4 exd4 29. b3 {1-0 Dolmatov,S-Ricardi,P/ Buenos Aires Najdorf 1991/CBM 24 (35)})) 20. h4 Rad8 21. h5 Nxg5 22. Nxg5 Rxd6 23. Rxd6 Rxd6 24. Ne4 Rd7 25. h6 Bh8 26. Qe2 f5 27. Qc4+ Kf8 28. Nc5 Rd5 $2 ( 28... Rd6 $142) 29. Qxd5 cxd5 30. Nd7+ Ke7 31. Nxb6 axb6 $16 {1-0 Beshukov, S-Olenin,N/RUS-Cup2 1996/EXP 56 (44)}) 19... Nd4 20. Kb1 Nb5 (20... Rd7 { Ftacnik} 21. Rd3 Qd8 22. Qc5 Rc8 23. Rhd1 Ne6 24. Qc3 Nf4 25. Bxe5 Nxd3 26. Bxg7 Nc5 27. Rxd7 Nxd7 28. Bh6 f6 29. Qc4+ Kh8 30. Qf7 {1-0 Van den Doel,E-Van der Wiel,J/Hoogovens-B 1998/}) 21. Qb3 Nxd6 22. Nxd6 {Ftacnik: Better pawn structure and queenside majority favours white in the coming endgame, but blacks bishop can one day become very important.} Qc7 (22... Qxb3 $5 23. cxb3 ( 23. axb3 {Ftacnik} Rd7 24. Nc4 Rad8 25. Rxd7 Rxd7 26. c3 Rd3 27. Rf1 f5 28. Kc2 $14) 23... Rd7 24. Nc4 Rad8) 23. Qb7 Qxb7 24. Nxb7 Rd5 (24... Rxd1+ {Ftacnik} 25. Rxd1 f5 26. Nd8 Rc8 27. gxf5 gxf5 28. Rd7 $14) 25. c4 Rd4 26. Rxd4 exd4 27. Re1 Bf6 (27... Bf8 $5 {[%csl Yb4,Yc5,Yd6,Ye7]}) (27... d3 {Ftacnik} 28. Nc5 Rd8 29. Rd1 d2 30. Ne4 Be5 31. h3 Bf4 32. Kc2 $14) 28. Nc5 Kg7 29. f4 {Despite limited pieces on the board black faces problems of good squares. The pawn d4 is well blocked and white will push his pieces on the queenside.} Rh8 (29... g5 {Ftacnik} 30. fxg5 Bxg5 31. Kc2 $14) 30. Nd3 g5 (30... h5 {Ftacnik} 31. g5 Bd8 32. Re4 $16) 31. fxg5 Bxg5 32. Re5 f6 (32... Be3 {Ftacnik} 33. Ra5 Ra8 34. Ra6 $16) 33. Ra5 h5 (33... Ra8 {Ftacnik} 34. Ra6 $16) 34. Rxa7+ Kg6 35. gxh5+ Rxh5 36. Rd7 (36. Rc7 $6 {Ftacnik} Rxh2 37. Rxc6 Rh1+ 38. Kc2 Rh2+ 39. Kb3 Rh3 40. Kc2 Rh2+ $11) 36... Be3 (36... Rxh2 {Ftacnik} 37. Rxd4 Kf5 38. Rd6 Rd2 39. a4 Bf4 40. Rd7 $16) 37. a4 Kf5 {Ftacnik: Black has correctly decided for the counterplay, so the speed of the pawn race will play the key role.} (37... Rxh2 {Ftacnik} 38. Rd6 (38. a5 Rh1+ 39. Kc2 Ra1 40. Ra7 $14) 38... Rd2 39. Nc5 $16) 38. Re7 (38. a5 {Ftacnik} Ke4 $1 39. Nb4 Rxa5 $11) 38... Kg4 (38... Rxh2 { Ftacnik} 39. a5 Rh1+ 40. Ka2 $16) 39. c5 f5 (39... Rxh2 {Ftacnik} 40. a5 Rh1+ 41. Ka2 Kf3 42. a6 Rh8 43. Nb4 $16) 40. a5 f4 41. a6 Rxh2 (41... f3 $2 {Ftacnik } 42. a7 Rh8 43. Ne5+ Kf4 44. Ng6+ $18) 42. a7 Rh8 (42... Rh1+ {Ftacnik} 43. Kc2 Ra1 44. Ne5+ Kf5 45. Nxc6 f3 46. b4 $1 (46. Re8 f2 47. a8=Q Rxa8 48. Rxa8 d3+ 49. Kc3 Bxc5 50. Ra1 Ke4 51. b4 Bf8 52. Kc4 Bg7 53. Rb1 d2 54. b5 Ke3 55. b6 Ke2 56. b7 d1=Q $11) 46... f2 47. Rf7+ Ke6 48. Rf8 Ra6 49. b5 Ra3 50. Kb2 $18) 43. Ne5+ Kg3 44. Rg7+ Kf2 45. Nd7 Ra8 (45... d3 {Ftacnik} 46. Nb8 Rh1+ 47. Ka2 d2 48. Rd7 $18) 46. Nb6 Rxa7 47. Rxa7 f3 {Ftacnik: The game is far from over, white will have to give back his rook for the black pawn.} (47... d3 { Ftacnik} 48. Rd7 Bxc5 (48... Ke2 49. Na4 f3 50. Nc3+ Kd2 51. Ne4+ Ke2 52. b4 ( 52. Ng3+ Kd2 53. Nf1+ Ke2 54. Nxe3 (54. Re7 Kxf1 55. Rxe3 f2 56. Re6 Kg2 $11) 54... Kxe3 55. Kc1 f2 56. Re7+ Kf3 57. Kd2 $18) 52... f2 53. Nxf2 Bxf2 54. b5 cxb5 55. c6 Bg3 56. c7 Bxc7 57. Rxc7 d2 58. Re7+ Kd3 59. Rd7+ Kc3 60. Rd8 $18) 49. Na4 Bb4 50. Rxd3 f3 51. Nc3 Kg2 52. Ne4 $18) 48. b4 Ke2 (48... d3 {Ftacnik} 49. Nc4 Bf4 50. Nb2 $18) 49. Rf7 f2 (49... d3 {Ftacnik} 50. Nc4 Bg5 51. Nb2 d2 52. b5 cxb5 53. c6 Bd8 54. c7 Bxc7 55. Re7+ Kf1 56. Rxc7 f2 57. Nd1 Ke2 58. Nxf2 Kxf2 59. Kc2 $18) 50. b5 f1=Q+ (50... cxb5 {Ftacnik} 51. c6 d3 52. Nd5 Bb6 53. Nf4+ Kd2 54. Nxd3 Kxd3 55. Rxf2 $18) 51. Rxf1 Kxf1 52. bxc6 d3 (52... Bf4 { Ftacnik} 53. Nd5 Bg3 (53... d3 54. Nxf4 d2 55. Kc2 Ke1 56. Nd3+ Ke2 57. Nb2 $18 ) 54. c7 Bxc7 55. Nxc7 d3 56. Nd5 d2 57. Nc3 $18) 53. Nd5 Bd4 (53... Bxc5 { Ftacnik} 54. c7 d2 55. Kc2 Ke1 56. Nc3 $18) 54. c7 d2 55. Kc2 Ke2 56. Nc3+ (56. Nf4+ {Ftacnik} Ke1 57. Nd3+ Ke2 58. Nb2 Bxb2 59. c8=Q d1=Q+ 60. Kxb2 $16) 56... Bxc3 57. c8=Q d1=Q+ 58. Kxc3 {[#] Hecht: Unfortunately my CD-ROM drive is temporarily crazy. In any case, it's clear that the king move to e3 loses immediately. But it's also obvious that Black doesn't have perpetual check, because the White king can clear out in the direction of a7, and answer an enemy check on the a-line with a counter-check on a6. [#] Hecht: Leider spinnt mein CD-ROM-Laufwerk momentan total. Klar ist jedenfalls, daß der Königszug nach e3 sofort verliert. Klar ist aber auch, daß Schwarz kein Dauerschach hat, weil sich der weiße König zunächst Richtung a7 absetzt, und ein Schach von der a-Linie aus mit dem Gegenschach Da6 beantwortet wird.} Ke3 {Hecht: Silly! Hecht:Albern!} (58... Qd3+ {Ftacnik} 59. Kb4 Qb1+ (59... Qd4+ { Hecht} 60. Ka5 Qc3+ 61. Ka6 Qc4+ 62. Ka7 Qd5 63. Qa6+ Kf2 64. Qd6 $16 { wahrscheinlich aber Gewinn}) 60. Ka5 $16) 59. Qe6+ Kf3 (59... Kf2 {Ftacnik} 60. Qf5+ Kg1 61. Qg6+ Kh1 62. Qe4+ Kg1 63. Qd4+ $18) (59... Kf4 {Ftacnik} 60. Qd6+ $18) 60. Qf5+ Ke3 (60... Kg3 {Ftacnik} 61. Qd3+ $18) 61. Qe5+ (61. Qe5+ { Ftacnik} Kf2 62. Qd4+ $18) 1-0 [Event "Pirc Memorial"] [Site "Maribor"] [Date "2000.??.??"] [Round "2.2"] [White "Sax, Gyula"] [Black "Mohr, Georg"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2609"] [BlackElo "2488"] [PlyCount "58"] [EventDate "2000.??.??"] [EventType "schev"] [EventRounds "6"] [EventCountry "SLO"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2001.11.25"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc8 15. Bc5 Rd8 16. Qh4 h6 17. g4 Qc7 18. g5 h5 19. Qf2 Qa5 20. Qe1 Qc7 21. Qf2 Qa5 22. Bd6 Rxd6 23. Nxd6 Qb4 24. Bb3 Qxd6 25. c4 a5 26. cxd5 cxd5 27. Qd2 Qb6 28. Kb1 a4 29. Bxd5 Rd8 0-1 [Event "Corus"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2001.01.21"] [Round "7"] [White "Timman, Jan H"] [Black "Fedorov, Alexei"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2629"] [BlackElo "2575"] [Annotator "Rogozenco,D"] [PlyCount "50"] [EventDate "2001.01.13"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "13"] [EventCountry "NED"] [EventCategory "19"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2001.03.20"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 {One can only admire Alexey's tenacity in playing his favoutites openings, no matter of his previous results. And I must say that his results in Dragon have been a real disaster for a while.} 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Ng5 $2 {So finally Caissa rewards him back.} (15. Bc5 {brings White a slight edge in the long theoretical variations.}) 15... Nxe3 16. Nxe6 (16. Qxe3 Bxc4 $19) (16. Qh4 { This was better of course, but still not enough to equalize...} h6 (16... Rfe8 $6) 17. Nxe6 fxe6 18. Bxe6+ Kh8 19. Rd7 Qb6 20. Qe7 Rg8 21. Bxg8 Rxg8 $17) 16... Qb6 17. Nxf8 Nxc4 {Black is winning. Is there anyone left who does not wish to play Dragon?} (17... Nxd1 18. Qxd1 Rxf8 {Not a bad position either, but of course much weaker than the game. 1/2-1/2 Petrik,T-Hautot,S/Rimavska Sobota 1996 (35)}) 18. Qc3 Qa6 $1 19. Qb3 (19. Nd7 Qxa2) 19... Rxf8 {Just like this. White can resign.} 20. Kb1 e4 21. c3 e3 22. Ka1 Nd2 23. Qc2 Re8 24. Rhe1 Re5 25. a3 Qc4 0-1 [Event "RUS-ch 54th"] [Site "Elista"] [Date "2001.05.02"] [Round "3"] [White "Galkin, Alexander"] [Black "Timofeev, Artyom"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2584"] [BlackElo "2522"] [PlyCount "104"] [EventDate "2001.04.29"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "RUS"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2001.07.05"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfe8 16. h4 h6 17. g4 Rad8 18. g5 h5 19. Qf2 Rd7 20. Bb3 a5 21. a4 Rb8 22. Rd3 Nf4 23. Rxd7 Qxd7 24. Rd1 Bd5 25. Nc3 Qf5 26. Nxd5 cxd5 27. Qf1 Rxb3 28. cxb3 Qc8 29. Qb5 Bf8 30. Qxa5 Bxc5 31. Kb1 Be3 32. Qb5 e4 33. fxe4 d4 34. a5 d3 35. Ka2 Qc2 36. Qe8+ Kg7 37. Qe5+ Kg8 38. Qe8+ Kg7 39. Qe5+ Kh7 40. Rf1 d2 41. Rxf4 Bxf4 42. Qxf4 Kg8 43. Qb8+ Kg7 44. Qe5+ Kf8 45. Qd6+ Ke8 46. Qe5+ Kd7 47. Qd5+ Kc8 48. Qa8+ Kc7 49. Qa7+ Kd8 50. Qb8+ Kd7 51. Qb7+ Kd8 52. Qb8+ Kd7 1/2-1/2 [Event "EU-ch 2nd"] [Site "Ohrid"] [Date "2001.06.12"] [Round "11"] [White "Gdanski, Jacek"] [Black "Fedorov, Alexei"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2528"] [BlackElo "2590"] [Annotator "Rogozenco,D"] [PlyCount "113"] [EventDate "2001.06.01"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "13"] [EventCountry "YUG"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2001.09.13"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 (15. Ng5 $2 Nxe3 16. Nxe6 Qb6 17. Nxf8 Nxc4 18. Qc3 Qa6 19. Qb3 Rxf8 20. Kb1 e4 $19 {0-1 Timman,J-Fedorov,A/Wijk aan Zee 2001 (25)}) 15... Rfd8 16. g4 Nf4 17. Qc3 (17. Bxe6 Nxe6 18. Bd6 Qb6 19. g5 $14 (19. Qc3 $14)) 17... Rd5 ( 17... Bd5 18. Kb1 Rd7 19. Bf2 h6 20. Bh4 Re8 21. a3 Bxe4 22. fxe4 Rd4 $11 { 1/2-1/2 Svidler,P-Alterman,B/Bad Homburg 1997 (36)}) 18. Kb1 Rad8 (18... Rxd1+ 19. Rxd1 Rd8 20. Rxd8+ Qxd8 21. Qd2 Bd5 22. Bb3 a6 23. g5 h6 24. h4 hxg5 25. hxg5 $14 {1-0 Loskutov,O-Aronian,L/Moscow 1995 (54)}) 19. Rde1 $5 $146 { White will simply ignore black rooks on the d-file. In the present game Fedorov failed to find a sensible plan against it.} (19. Bxd5 $6 cxd5 20. Be3 Qe7 21. Qc5 Qb7 22. Qa3 Qc6 23. Qc3 Qa8 24. Bxf4 Rc8 25. Qa5 exf4 26. Ng5 Qb8 $1 $36 {1-0 Xie Jun-Gufeld,E/Kuala Lumpur 1994 (37)}) 19... h6 20. Be3 $1 Qe7 ( 20... Kh8 21. Bxd5 $16 {and Black cannot take back with the pawn.}) 21. Rhg1 Kh8 22. h4 {This position seems to be easier to play with White. There is no clear way for Black now to follow up.} f5 $6 (22... Rd4 {Does not help at all:} 23. Bxe6 Nxe6 24. Bxd4 exd4 25. Qxc6 $18) 23. gxf5 Bxf5 (23... gxf5 {More logical, but after the natural reply Black is in big troubles anyway:} 24. Nf2 $16 {/\Bxf4}) 24. a3 Qxh4 25. Bxa7 R5d7 26. Bf2 Qe7 27. Rh1 $16 g5 $2 (27... Bxe4 28. fxe4 $16) 28. Bc5 Qe8 29. Nxg5 Nd5 30. Qd2 Qg6 31. Reg1 e4 32. Nxe4 Nc3+ (32... Qh7 33. Rxg7 Rxg7 34. Bd4 {and Black loses everything.}) 33. Qxc3 $1 $18 (33. Nxc3 Rxd2 34. Rxg6 Bxc2+ 35. Ka1 Bxg6 $17) 33... Bxc3 34. Rxg6 Rd1+ 35. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 36. Ka2 Bxg6 37. bxc3 h5 38. a4 h4 39. Ng5 Kg7 (39... Bf5 40. Bd4+ $18) 40. a5 Bf5 41. a6 Bc8 42. a7 Bb7 43. f4 Rh1 44. Be6 {I guess the game continued only because of the sudden death time control.} Ba8 45. Bc8 Kg6 46. Kb3 Rf1 47. Nh3 Kh5 48. Nf2 Rg1 49. Kc4 Rc1 50. Kd3 Rg1 51. Be6 Bb7 52. Kd4 Re1 53. Bg4+ Kg6 54. Kd3 Re8 55. Ne4 Ba6+ 56. Ke3 Bc4 57. Bd7 1-0 [Event "Skopje op 18th"] [Site "Skopje"] [Date "2002.01.17"] [Round "3"] [White "Nedev, Trajce"] [Black "Rogozenco, Dorian"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2487"] [BlackElo "2530"] [Annotator "Rogozenco,D"] [PlyCount "102"] [EventDate "2002.01.15"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "MKD"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2002.03.21"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. g4 Nf4 17. Bxe6 Nxe6 18. Bd6 Qb6 19. Qc3 Nd4 20. Kb1 Rd7 ( 20... Nb5 21. Qb3 Nxd6 22. Nxd6 Qc7 (22... Rd7 $142) 23. Qb7 Qxb7 24. Nxb7 Rd5 25. c4 $14 {/+/-, 1-0 Bologan,V-Rogozenko,D/Chisinau, 1998 (61)}) 21. Rd3 Qb5 $5 $146 (21... Qd8 22. Qc5 Rc8 $13 {1-0 Van den Doel,E-Van der Wiel,J/Wijk aan Zee 1998 (30)}) 22. a4 (22. g5 $1 Rad8 23. a4 $1 (23. Bc5 Ne2 24. Rxd7 Nxc3+ 25. Nxc3 Rxd7 $5 26. Nxb5 cxb5 $11) 23... Qd5 24. Ba3) (22. Rhd1 $2 f5 $19) ( 22. Qc5 $13 f5 $5 (22... Rad8 $5)) (22. Bc5 Ne2 $13) 22... Qd5 $8 23. Ba3 (23. Bc5 f5 24. gxf5 gxf5 25. Ng3 e4 $36) 23... f5 24. gxf5 gxf5 25. Nc5 e4 $1 ( 25... Rf7 $6 26. Rhd1 $14) 26. Nxd7 (26. fxe4 fxe4 $36) 26... exd3 27. Qxd3 Rd8 $1 (27... Qxd7 28. c3 $11) (27... Qxf3 28. Qc4+ Kh8 29. Re1 $13) (27... Nxf3 $5 28. Qxd5+ cxd5 29. Rd1 d4 $11 {/=/+} 30. h3 Re8 $15) 28. Nc5 Nxf3 29. Qxd5+ Rxd5 30. Nd3 Ne5 $1 $15 {'o^f'} 31. Rf1 (31. Nf4 Rd4 32. Ne6 Rxa4 $17) (31. Nxe5 Bxe5 $15) 31... Nxd3 32. cxd3 Kf7 33. Rf3 Bd4 (33... Ke6 $5 34. Rh3 $140 f4 $1 35. Rxh7 f3 36. Rxg7 f2 $19) 34. Kc2 Ke6 35. Kb3 $2 (35. Bb4 $142 Be5 36. Bc3 f4 (36... Bxh2 37. Rh3) 37. Kd2 $15) 35... Be5 $17 36. h3 f4 37. Bb4 Kf5 38. Bc3 h5 $1 39. Kc4 Bxc3 $19 40. Kxc3 (40. bxc3 Re5 41. Kd4 Re3 $1 42. Rxe3 c5+ $1 43. Kxc5 fxe3 $19) 40... c5 41. Kc4 Re5 42. Rf2 h4 43. a5 Re3 44. Kxc5 Rxd3 45. b4 Rxh3 46. b5 Ra3 47. Kb4 Ra1 48. Rh2 (48. Rb2 h3 49. b6 axb6 50. axb6 Ra8 $19) 48... f3 49. b6 (49. Rxh4 f2 50. Rh8 f1=Q 51. Rf8+ Ke6 52. Rxf1 Rxf1 $19) 49... axb6 50. axb6 Rb1+ 51. Kc5 Kg4 0-1 [Event "Saraybahce GP"] [Site "Kocaeli"] [Date "2002.08.21"] [Round "5"] [White "Spasov, Vasil"] [Black "Vasilev, Milen"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2581"] [BlackElo "2449"] [PlyCount "91"] [EventDate "2002.08.17"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "TUR"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2002.09.10"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. Qh4 h6 17. g4 Qa5 18. Qe1 Qxe1 19. Rhxe1 Nf4 20. Rxd8+ Rxd8 21. Bxe6 Nxe6 22. Be7 Rd4 23. Nf6+ Kh8 24. Ne8 Rf4 25. Nxg7 Kxg7 26. Rxe5 Rxf3 27. b4 Nf4 28. Bc5 f5 29. gxf5 gxf5 30. Re7+ Kf6 31. Rc7 Ne6 32. Rxc6 f4 33. b5 Kf5 34. Bxa7 Rf1+ 35. Kb2 f3 36. Rc3 Kg4 37. Rc4+ Kf5 38. a4 Rd1 39. Be3 Re1 40. Bf2 Re2 41. Bg3 f2 42. Bxf2 Rxf2 43. b6 Nd8 44. a5 Ke6 45. a6 Kd5 46. Rc8 1-0 [Event "CRO-chT"] [Site "Sibenik"] [Date "2005.10.09"] [Round "11.4"] [White "Fercec, Nenad"] [Black "Cebalo, Miso"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2512"] [BlackElo "2512"] [PlyCount "64"] [EventDate "2005.10.01"] [EventType "team"] [EventRounds "11"] [EventCountry "CRO"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2005.11.04"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. g4 Nf4 17. Bxe6 Nxe6 18. Bd6 Qb6 19. g5 Rd7 20. Nf6+ Bxf6 21. gxf6 Qa6 22. a3 Qc4 23. Qxe5 Qa2 24. Rhe1 Rad8 25. Rd3 c5 26. Bxc5 Rxd3 27. cxd3 h5 28. d4 a5 29. f4 Rd5 30. Qb8+ Rd8 31. Qe5 Rd5 32. Qb8+ Rd8 1/2-1/2 [Event "Paleochora op 1st"] [Site "Paleochora"] [Date "2008.07.27"] [Round "8"] [White "Oleksienko, Mikhailo"] [Black "Gaponenko, Inna"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2588"] [BlackElo "2468"] [PlyCount "55"] [EventDate "2008.07.21"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GRE"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2008.09.01"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. f3 g6 7. Be3 Bg7 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. g4 Nf4 17. Bxe6 Rxd1+ 18. Qxd1 Nxe6 19. Qd6 Qxd6 20. Bxd6 Nd4 21. Rf1 f5 22. gxf5 gxf5 23. Ng3 Rd8 24. Be7 Bh6+ 25. Kb1 Rd7 26. c3 f4 27. cxd4 fxg3 28. Bf6 1/2-1/2 [Event "Sochi FIDE GP"] [Site "Sochi"] [Date "2008.08.03"] [Round "4"] [White "Svidler, Peter"] [Black "Radjabov, Teimour"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2738"] [BlackElo "2744"] [Annotator "Ftacnik,L"] [PlyCount "81"] [EventDate "2008.07.31"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "13"] [EventCountry "RUS"] [EventCategory "19"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2008.10.01"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 {In this variation Black enjoys excellent play with his pieces and a safe position on the kingside. The only concern for him is the pawn structure on the opposite flank.} 16. g4 Nf4 17. Qc3 Rd4 $6 $146 {A new move of somewhat dubious value. In practice, Black has preferred to benefit from the potential of the d5-square.} (17... Bd5 18. Kb1 (18. g5 Ne6 19. Be3 Nd4 20. Kb1 Bxc4 21. Qxc4 Nxf3 22. Rdf1 Nd4 23. h4 Qe7 24. h5 Qe6 25. Qc3 Rab8 26. Bc1 Ne2 27. Qe1 Qc4 {0-1 Panchanathan,M (2419)-Gashimov,V (2579)/Nakhchivan 2003 (38)}) 18... Rd7 19. Bf2 h6 20. Bh4 Re8 21. a3 Bxe4 22. fxe4 Rd4 23. Bd3 Qb6 24. Rhf1 Nxd3 25. cxd3 Qb5 {1/2 Svidler,P (2660)-Alterman,B (2615)/Bad Homburg 1997 (36)}) (17... Rd5 18. Kb1 Rad8 19. Rde1 (19. Bxd5 cxd5 20. Be3 Qe7 21. Qc5 Qb7 22. Qa3 Qc6 23. Qc3 Qa8 24. Bxf4 Rc8 25. Qa5 exf4 26. Ng5 Qb8 27. c3 Bxc3 28. Qa3 {1-0 Xie Jun (2515)-Gufeld,E (2475)/Kuala Lumpur 1994 (37)}) 19... h6 20. Be3 Qe7 21. Rhg1 Kh8 22. h4 f5 23. gxf5 Bxf5 24. a3 Qxh4 25. Bxa7 R5d7 26. Bf2 {1-0 Gdanski,J (2528)-Fedorov,A (2590)/Ohrid 2001 (57)}) 18. Bxd4 exd4 19. Qb4 (19. Qb3 $2 Rb8 20. Bxe6 Rxb3 21. Bxb3 c5 22. Bc4 Ng2 $19) 19... d3 $2 { Very thematic and seemingly a very logical move, but it will meet a tactical refutation. Relatively the best seems to be 19...c5!? with counterplay.} (19... c5 $5 20. Qa4 Nd5 21. Bxd5 (21. Qa3 Rb8 22. Rd2 Rb4) 21... Bxd5 22. Rhe1 Qxh2 23. Qd7 Be6 24. Qd6 Qxd6 25. Nxd6 Rb8 $44) (19... Nd5 20. Qd6 Qxd6 21. Nxd6 Be5 22. Ne4 Ne3 23. Bxe6 Nxd1 24. Bxf7+ Kxf7 25. Kxd1 $16) 20. Bxe6 (20. Bxd3 $2 Rb8 21. Qd6 Bxb2+ 22. Kd2 Qa5+ 23. Ke3 Be5 24. Qxc6 Rc8 $17) 20... Ne2+ (20... Nxe6 21. c3 (21. Rxd3 Rb8 22. Qd6 Bxb2+ 23. Kd2 Qa5+ 24. c3 $14) 21... Qf4+ 22. Nd2 $16) 21. Kb1 Rb8 22. Bxf7+ Kh8 (22... Kxf7 23. Qc4+ Kf8 24. b3 $18 dxc2+ 25. Kxc2 Qe5 26. Qc5+ $18) 23. Qxb8+ $2 {Both participants were fighting against their worries and Svidler in the end did not found the courage for the exact move 23.Qb3! with a serious advantage.} (23. Qa3 $2 dxc2+ 24. Kxc2 Qxf7 25. b3 c5 $1 $13) (23. Qb3 $1 Rxb3 (23... dxc2+ $2 24. Qxc2 Rxb2+ 25. Qxb2 Bxb2 26. Kxb2 Qe5+ (26... Qxf7 27. Rd8+ Kg7 28. Rhd1 $18) 27. Kb1 $18) 24. Bxb3 dxc2+ 25. Bxc2 Nd4 26. Rd3 $16) 23... Qxb8 24. c3 {The necessity of playing such a move indicates that not everything went ideally.} (24. Bb3 dxc2+ 25. Kxc2 Nd4+ 26. Kb1 Nxb3 27. axb3 h5 $1 28. gxh5 Qxb3 29. Rd8+ Kh7 30. hxg6+ Kh6 $1 31. Rd2 Qxf3 32. Re1 a5 $13) 24... Nxc3+ 25. Nxc3 Bxc3 26. Bb3 Bf6 27. Rxd3 Qe5 28. Rd2 Qe3 {The activity of Black pieces and weakness of b2 compensate for the danger from the white rooks.} 29. Rhd1 Qxf3 30. Rd7 (30. Rd6 Qe4+ 31. Ka1 Qe5 32. R6d2 Qf4 $11) 30... Qe4+ 31. Bc2 Qb4 32. Bb3 Qe4+ 33. Ka1 Qg2 $6 { Radjabov is losing the feeling for the most exact moves under time pressure; the situation is becoming dangerous for him.} (33... Qxg4 34. Rf7 (34. a3 Qf4 35. R1d2 a5 $11) 34... Qg5 35. Bc2 (35. Re1 Bxb2+ 36. Kb1 Be5 37. Rd1 Qh4 38. Rdd7 Qe1+ 39. Bd1 Qb4+ $11) 35... Qc5 36. Kb1 Bd4 37. Rd7 Be5 38. Rb7 Bd4 $11) 34. R1d2 Qxg4 35. a3 a5 $2 (35... c5 36. Rxa7 Qf4 37. Ra8+ Kg7 38. Rc2 Kh6 $13) (35... Qe4 36. Ka2 a5 37. Ra7 Qe5 38. Rc2 h5 $14) 36. Rb7 $2 (36. R2d6 $1 Qg1+ 37. Bd1 Qf2 38. Rb7 Qf4 39. Rxc6 $18) 36... a4 $2 {The crowning of the comedy of errors, since after the conquest of the 7th rank by the white rooks the black king is simply doomed.} (36... Bd4 $1 $11) 37. Rdd7 $1 Qg1+ 38. Bd1 Qxh2 39. Rdc7 Bd8 40. Rc8 Qd2 41. Bc2 (41. Bc2 c5 42. Re7 c4 43. Kb1 $18) 1-0 [Event "Elista FIDE GP"] [Site "Elista"] [Date "2008.12.21"] [Round "7"] [White "Inarkiev, Ernesto"] [Black "Radjabov, Teimour"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2669"] [BlackElo "2751"] [Annotator "RR"] [PlyCount "123"] [EventDate "2008.12.14"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "13"] [EventCountry "RUS"] [EventCategory "19"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2009.01.28"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. h4 h6 17. h5 f5 18. Nf2 Nf4 19. Bxe6+ Nxe6 20. Bb4 g5 21. Bc3 Rxd1+ 22. Nxd1 Nf4 23. Ne3 Qf7 24. Kb1 Nd5 25. Nc4 Rb8 26. Bd2 Qe7 27. c3 e4 28. fxe4 fxe4 29. Qg3 Rd8 30. Qg4 e3 $19 31. Bc1 e2 32. Re1 Nf4 33. Ne3 Qe4+ 34. Ka1 Re8 35. Qd7 Re7 36. Qd2 Nd3 $6 (36... Qd3 $19) 37. Rxe2 Nxc1 38. Qxc1 Be5 39. Qe1 $2 (39. Qc2 Bf4 40. Nf5 Qxe2 41. Nxe7+ Qxe7 42. Qg6+ Qg7 43. Qxc6 $17) 39... Qd3 $4 (39... Bd6 40. b4 Re8 41. g3 Bc7 $19 {[%cal Gc7b6]}) 40. Rd2 Bxc3 41. Rxd3 Bxe1 42. Nf5 Re2 43. Re3 Rxe3 44. Nxe3 Bb4 45. Kb1 Kf7 46. Kc2 Bf8 47. Kd3 Kf6 48. Ke4 g4 49. Nxg4+ Kg5 50. Ne5 c5 51. b3 Bg7 52. Nc6 Kxh5 53. Nxa7 Kg4 54. a4 Kg3 55. a5 h5 56. a6 h4 57. Nb5 Kxg2 58. a7 h3 59. a8=Q h2 60. Qa2+ Kg1 61. Qb1+ Kg2 62. Qc2+ 1-0 [Event "Richardson UTD schev"] [Site "Richardson"] [Date "2011.03.17"] [Round "8"] [White "Panchanathan, Magesh Chandran"] [Black "Wang, Puchen"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2542"] [BlackElo "2464"] [PlyCount "109"] [EventDate "2011.03.12"] [EventType "schev"] [EventRounds "12"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2011.05.03"] [WhiteTeam "Team GM"] [BlackTeam "Dallas UT"] [WhiteTeamCountry "USA"] [BlackTeamCountry "USA"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. g4 h6 17. h4 Rab8 18. Ba3 Qb6 19. Bb3 Nf4 20. Rxd8+ Rxd8 21. Be7 Re8 22. Bc5 Qa6 23. Kb1 Bd5 24. Be3 Ng2 25. Qf2 Nxe3 26. Qxe3 Rb8 27. g5 Qb6 28. Qxb6 axb6 29. Rd1 hxg5 30. hxg5 Bxe4 31. fxe4 Rb7 32. Rd6 Rc7 33. Rxg6 Kf8 34. Rd6 Ke7 35. Rd1 Rc8 36. Rf1 f6 37. g6 Rh8 38. a4 Rh4 39. Re1 Rf4 40. c3 Rg4 41. Bf7 Rg2 42. Ka2 Rh2 43. Ka3 Bh6 44. Rg1 Kf8 45. Be6 Re2 46. Bf5 Rd2 47. b4 Kg7 48. Kb3 Rd8 49. Kc4 Be3 50. Rh1 Bh6 51. a5 bxa5 52. bxa5 Ra8 53. Rb1 Rxa5 54. Rb7+ Kf8 55. Rf7+ 1-0 [Event "EU-ch 13th"] [Site "Plovdiv"] [Date "2012.03.25"] [Round "6"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Mamedov, Rauf"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2624"] [PlyCount "151"] [EventDate "2012.03.20"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "11"] [EventCountry "BUL"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2012.05.16"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. Qh4 Qa5 17. Ba3 h6 18. Nc5 Bf5 19. Bb3 g5 20. Qf2 Qb6 21. g4 Bg6 22. Rd2 Nc7 23. Ne4 Qxf2 24. Rxf2 Nb5 25. Be7 Rdb8 26. c3 Rb7 27. Bc5 a5 28. Bc2 a4 29. a3 Nc7 30. Bd6 Ne6 31. Rd2 h5 32. Re1 hxg4 33. fxg4 Rb5 34. Ng3 Nc5 35. Bxc5 Rxc5 36. Bxg6 fxg6 37. Ne4 Rd5 38. Rf1 Rad8 39. Kc2 Rb8 40. h3 Rdb5 41. Kc1 Rd5 42. Rf3 Rbd8 43. Kc2 Rb8 44. Rfd3 Rbd8 45. Rd1 Kf7 46. Rf1+ Kg8 47. Rdf3 Rb5 48. R1f2 Rdb8 49. Kc1 R5b7 50. Rd3 Bf8 51. Nf6+ Kg7 52. Rd7+ Be7 53. Rxb7 Rxb7 54. Ne4 Rd7 55. Kc2 Rb7 56. Nd2 Rb5 57. Nc4 Rc5 58. Kd3 Bd8 59. Rf1 Bc7 60. Nd2 Rb5 61. Kc2 Bd8 62. Rf3 Be7 63. Rf1 Bd8 64. Rd1 Be7 65. Nc4 Rc5 66. Nb6 Ra5 67. Rd7 Kf6 68. Rc7 Ra6 69. Rxc6+ Kg7 70. Rc7 Rxb6 71. Rxe7+ Kf6 72. Re8 Rb7 73. Ra8 e4 74. Re8 Re7 75. Rxe7 Kxe7 76. b4 1-0 [Event "Dubai op 17th"] [Site "Dubai"] [Date "2015.04.09"] [Round "4"] [White "Safarli, Eltaj"] [Black "Videnova, Iva"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2641"] [BlackElo "2398"] [PlyCount "89"] [EventDate "2015.04.06"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2015.04.21"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. Qe1 e5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Bc5 Rfd8 16. g4 h6 17. Bb3 Nf4 18. Bd6 Rxd6 19. Rxd6 Bd5 20. Qd2 Rc8 21. Rd1 Kh8 22. g5 hxg5 23. c4 f5 24. cxd5 cxd5+ 25. Kb1 fxe4 26. Rxd5 exf3 27. Rd7 Qc5 28. Rd8+ Kh7 29. Rxc8 Qxc8 30. Bc2 Qh3 31. Be4 g4 32. a3 Qh4 33. Ka2 Ne2 34. Qd6 Qf6 35. Qd7 f2 36. Rf1 Qf4 37. Qc6 Bf6 38. Qc2 Nd4 39. Qxf2 Qxe4 40. Qxf6 Qd5+ 41. Kb1 Qe4+ 42. Ka1 Nc2+ 43. Ka2 Qc4+ 44. b3 Nb4+ 45. axb4 1-0