Chess PGN Game Match played Shirov, Alexei vs Vachier Lagrave, Maxime- in Tata Steel-A 73rd, Open: Queen’s pawn

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Chess PGN Game Match played Shirov, Alexei vs Vachier Lagrave, Maxime- in Tata Steel-A 73rd, Open: Queen's pawn


Match between Shirov, Alexei and Vachier Lagrave, Maxime

Event: Tata Steel-A 73rd

Variation: Queen’s pawn

Pgn File:


[Event “Tata Steel-A 73rd”]
[Site “Wijk aan Zee”]
[Date “2011.01.18”]
[Round “4”]
[White “[White managed to create a decisive attack, though probably with some help: “White managed to create a decisive attack, though probably with some help:”]”]
[Black “[Black ideas with Bc4. } 26. Rf4 (26. Bd5 Bc4) (26. Rd1 $1 { was the best “Black ideas with Bc4. } 26. Rf4 (26. Bd5 Bc4) (26. Rd1 $1 { was the best”]”]
[Result “0-1”]
[WhiteElo “2722”]
[BlackElo “2715”]
[ECO “D87”]
[Annotator “Vachier Lagrave,M”]
[EventDate “2011.01.14”]
[PlyCount “64”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventRounds “13”]
[EventCountry “NED”]
[Source “web”]
[SourceDate “2011.03.17”]
[EventCategory “20”]
[[{ This was fourth round of Wijk aan Zee, I had begun with 3 draws, missing “{ This was fourth round of Wijk aan Zee, I had begun with 3 draws, missing”] “[{ This was fourth round of Wijk aan Zee, I had begun with 3 draws, missing “{ This was fourth round of Wijk aan Zee, I had begun with 3 draws, missing”]”]
[[a good chance against Wang Hao. I also knew that Alexei always plays “a good chance against Wang Hao. I also knew that Alexei always plays”] “[a good chance against Wang Hao. I also knew that Alexei always plays “a good chance against Wang Hao. I also knew that Alexei always plays”]”]
[[principled lines, so I thought that probably I would have some chances in “principled lines, so I thought that probably I would have some chances in”] “[principled lines, so I thought that probably I would have some chances in “principled lines, so I thought that probably I would have some chances in”]”]
[[this game. } “this game. }”] “[this game. } “this game. }”]”]
[[1. d4 { I was again expecting 1.e4, but I guess that having to work on both “1. d4 { I was again expecting 1.e4, but I guess that having to work on both”] “[1. d4 { I was again expecting 1.e4, but I guess that having to work on both “1. d4 { I was again expecting 1.e4, but I guess that having to work on both”]”]
[Najdorf “[Najdorf and Dragon which I had just played against Grischuk in round 2 was “Najdorf and Dragon which I had just played against Grischuk in round 2 was”]”]
[[just too much. } 1… Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. “just too much. } 1… Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6.”] “[just too much. } 1… Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. “just too much. } 1… Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6.”]”]
[[bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 { Not a surprise, Alexei had played this against me in “bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 { Not a surprise, Alexei had played this against me in”] “[bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 { Not a surprise, Alexei had played this against me in “bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 { Not a surprise, Alexei had played this against me in”]”]
[[Essent, and it is indeed principled. } 7… c5 8. Ne2 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10. “Essent, and it is indeed principled. } 7… c5 8. Ne2 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10.”] “[Essent, and it is indeed principled. } 7… c5 8. Ne2 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10. “Essent, and it is indeed principled. } 7… c5 8. Ne2 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10.”]”]
[[O-O Na5 { Here is the first surprise, I was playing mainly 10…Bd7, and “O-O Na5 { Here is the first surprise, I was playing mainly 10…Bd7, and”] “[O-O Na5 { Here is the first surprise, I was playing mainly 10…Bd7, and “O-O Na5 { Here is the first surprise, I was playing mainly 10…Bd7, and”]”]
[[also in Essent. But I had done a bit of work on the 10…Na5 variation “also in Essent. But I had done a bit of work on the 10…Na5 variation”] “[also in Essent. But I had done a bit of work on the 10…Na5 variation “also in Essent. But I had done a bit of work on the 10…Na5 variation”]”]
[[before the tournament, so I decided to give it a shot. } 11. Bd3 b6 12. Qd2 “before the tournament, so I decided to give it a shot. } 11. Bd3 b6 12. Qd2”] “[before the tournament, so I decided to give it a shot. } 11. Bd3 b6 12. Qd2 “before the tournament, so I decided to give it a shot. } 11. Bd3 b6 12. Qd2″]”]
[[(12. Rc1 e5 13. dxc5 Be6 14. c4 bxc5 15. Bxc5 Bh6 { is known for being “(12. Rc1 e5 13. dxc5 Be6 14. c4 bxc5 15. Bxc5 Bh6 { is known for being”] “[(12. Rc1 e5 13. dxc5 Be6 14. c4 bxc5 15. Bxc5 Bh6 { is known for being “(12. Rc1 e5 13. dxc5 Be6 14. c4 bxc5 15. Bxc5 Bh6 { is known for being”]”]
[[nothing serious for White. }) 12… e5 13. Bh6 (13. Bg5 Qd7 14. Bh6 Bb7 15. “nothing serious for White. }) 12… e5 13. Bh6 (13. Bg5 Qd7 14. Bh6 Bb7 15.”] “[nothing serious for White. }) 12… e5 13. Bh6 (13. Bg5 Qd7 14. Bh6 Bb7 15. “nothing serious for White. }) 12… e5 13. Bh6 (13. Bg5 Qd7 14. Bh6 Bb7 15.”]”]
[[Bxg7 Kxg7 16. d5 (16. f4 $2 f5 $1) 16… f5 17. f3 { Was played by Nakamura “Bxg7 Kxg7 16. d5 (16. f4 $2 f5 $1) 16… f5 17. f3 { Was played by Nakamura”] “[Bxg7 Kxg7 16. d5 (16. f4 $2 f5 $1) 16… f5 17. f3 { Was played by Nakamura “Bxg7 Kxg7 16. d5 (16. f4 $2 f5 $1) 16… f5 17. f3 { Was played by Nakamura”]”]
[[against me in 10th round, and here I blundered badly with } 17… Rf7 $2 “against me in 10th round, and here I blundered badly with } 17… Rf7 $2”] “[against me in 10th round, and here I blundered badly with } 17… Rf7 $2 “against me in 10th round, and here I blundered badly with } 17… Rf7 $2″]”]
[[18. exf5 { and my idea } 18… Qxd5 19. fxg6 Rd7 { was not working because “18. exf5 { and my idea } 18… Qxd5 19. fxg6 Rd7 { was not working because”] “[18. exf5 { and my idea } 18… Qxd5 19. fxg6 Rd7 { was not working because “18. exf5 { and my idea } 18… Qxd5 19. fxg6 Rd7 { was not working because”]”]
[[of } 20. Qe3 $1 Qxd3 21. Qxe5+ Kg8 (21… Kh6 22. Nf4 $18) 22. Qe6+ Kh8 23. “of } 20. Qe3 $1 Qxd3 21. Qxe5+ Kg8 (21… Kh6 22. Nf4 $18) 22. Qe6+ Kh8 23.”] “[of } 20. Qe3 $1 Qxd3 21. Qxe5+ Kg8 (21… Kh6 22. Nf4 $18) 22. Qe6+ Kh8 23. “of } 20. Qe3 $1 Qxd3 21. Qxe5+ Kg8 (21… Kh6 22. Nf4 $18) 22. Qe6+ Kh8 23.”]”]
[[Rad1 $1 Qxd1 24. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 25. Kf2 hxg6 26. Nf4 { And I could feel that “Rad1 $1 Qxd1 24. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 25. Kf2 hxg6 26. Nf4 { And I could feel that”] “[Rad1 $1 Qxd1 24. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 25. Kf2 hxg6 26. Nf4 { And I could feel that “Rad1 $1 Qxd1 24. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 25. Kf2 hxg6 26. Nf4 { And I could feel that”]”]
[[something is wrong here, none of my pieces are defending my king ! } 26… “something is wrong here, none of my pieces are defending my king ! } 26…”] “[something is wrong here, none of my pieces are defending my king ! } 26… “something is wrong here, none of my pieces are defending my king ! } 26…”]”]
[[Rg8 (26… Rd2+ 27. Ke1 Rdd8 28. Qf7 $1 $16) 27. Nh5 $3 { and White wins. } “Rg8 (26… Rd2+ 27. Ke1 Rdd8 28. Qf7 $1 $16) 27. Nh5 $3 { and White wins. }”] “[Rg8 (26… Rd2+ 27. Ke1 Rdd8 28. Qf7 $1 $16) 27. Nh5 $3 { and White wins. } “Rg8 (26… Rd2+ 27. Ke1 Rdd8 28. Qf7 $1 $16) 27. Nh5 $3 { and White wins. }”]”]
[[) 13… cxd4 14. cxd4 exd4 15. Rac1 ( { This game was the main boost for “) 13… cxd4 14. cxd4 exd4 15. Rac1 ( { This game was the main boost for”] “[) 13… cxd4 14. cxd4 exd4 15. Rac1 ( { This game was the main boost for “) 13… cxd4 14. cxd4 exd4 15. Rac1 ( { This game was the main boost for”]”]
[[this variation for White. It must be said that it’s not so often that a “this variation for White. It must be said that it’s not so often that a”] “[this variation for White. It must be said that it’s not so often that a “this variation for White. It must be said that it’s not so often that a”]”]
[[piece of preparation, good as it might be, wins a game in a World “piece of preparation, good as it might be, wins a game in a World”] “[piece of preparation, good as it might be, wins a game in a World “piece of preparation, good as it might be, wins a game in a World”]”]
[Championship “[Championship by itself. } 15. Bxg7 Kxg7 16. Rac1 (16. f4 { was the main “Championship by itself. } 15. Bxg7 Kxg7 16. Rac1 (16. f4 { was the main”]”]
[[line before this game. }) 16… Qd6 17. f4 f6 18. f5 Qe5 19. Nf4 g5 20. “line before this game. }) 16… Qd6 17. f4 f6 18. f5 Qe5 19. Nf4 g5 20.”] “[line before this game. }) 16… Qd6 17. f4 f6 18. f5 Qe5 19. Nf4 g5 20. “line before this game. }) 16… Qd6 17. f4 f6 18. f5 Qe5 19. Nf4 g5 20.”]”]
[[Nh5+ { This is super dangerous for Black. } 20… Kg8 21. h4 h6 22. hxg5 “Nh5+ { This is super dangerous for Black. } 20… Kg8 21. h4 h6 22. hxg5”] “[Nh5+ { This is super dangerous for Black. } 20… Kg8 21. h4 h6 22. hxg5 “Nh5+ { This is super dangerous for Black. } 20… Kg8 21. h4 h6 22. hxg5″]”]
[[hxg5 23. Rf3 Kf7 $2 { The decisive mistake. It was necessary to play } ( “hxg5 23. Rf3 Kf7 $2 { The decisive mistake. It was necessary to play } (“] “[hxg5 23. Rf3 Kf7 $2 { The decisive mistake. It was necessary to play } ( “hxg5 23. Rf3 Kf7 $2 { The decisive mistake. It was necessary to play } (“]”]
[[23… Bd7 24. Rg3 (24. Nxf6+ $6 Rxf6 25. Qxg5+ Kf7 26. Rh3 Rg8 27. Rh7+ Kf8 “23… Bd7 24. Rg3 (24. Nxf6+ $6 Rxf6 25. Qxg5+ Kf7 26. Rh3 Rg8 27. Rh7+ Kf8”] “[23… Bd7 24. Rg3 (24. Nxf6+ $6 Rxf6 25. Qxg5+ Kf7 26. Rh3 Rg8 27. Rh7+ Kf8 “23… Bd7 24. Rg3 (24. Nxf6+ $6 Rxf6 25. Qxg5+ Kf7 26. Rh3 Rg8 27. Rh7+ Kf8″]”]
[[) 24… Kf7 25. Bc4+ Nxc4 26. Rxc4 Rh8 27. Rxd4 Be8 $1 28. Rd7+ Kf8 $1 ( “) 24… Kf7 25. Bc4+ Nxc4 26. Rxc4 Rh8 27. Rxd4 Be8 $1 28. Rd7+ Kf8 $1 (“] “[) 24… Kf7 25. Bc4+ Nxc4 26. Rxc4 Rh8 27. Rxd4 Be8 $1 28. Rd7+ Kf8 $1 ( “) 24… Kf7 25. Bc4+ Nxc4 26. Rxc4 Rh8 27. Rxd4 Be8 $1 28. Rd7+ Kf8 $1 (“]”]
[[28… Bxd7 $4 29. Qxd7+ Qe7 30. Qd5+) 29. Nxf6 Qa1+ $1 30. Kf2 Qxf6 31. “28… Bxd7 $4 29. Qxd7+ Qe7 30. Qd5+) 29. Nxf6 Qa1+ $1 30. Kf2 Qxf6 31.”] “[28… Bxd7 $4 29. Qxd7+ Qe7 30. Qd5+) 29. Nxf6 Qa1+ $1 30. Kf2 Qxf6 31. “28… Bxd7 $4 29. Qxd7+ Qe7 30. Qd5+) 29. Nxf6 Qa1+ $1 30. Kf2 Qxf6 31.”]”]
[[Qb4+ Kg8 32. Rxg5+ Qxg5 33. Qb3+ Kf8 34. Qa3+ $11) 24. Nxf6 $1 Kxf6 25. Rh3 “Qb4+ Kg8 32. Rxg5+ Qxg5 33. Qb3+ Kf8 34. Qa3+ $11) 24. Nxf6 $1 Kxf6 25. Rh3”] “[Qb4+ Kg8 32. Rxg5+ Qxg5 33. Qb3+ Kf8 34. Qa3+ $11) 24. Nxf6 $1 Kxf6 25. Rh3 “Qb4+ Kg8 32. Rxg5+ Qxg5 33. Qb3+ Kf8 34. Qa3+ $11) 24. Nxf6 $1 Kxf6 25. Rh3″]”]
[[{ And the attack is too strong. Topalov converted it into a full point “{ And the attack is too strong. Topalov converted it into a full point”] “[{ And the attack is too strong. Topalov converted it into a full point “{ And the attack is too strong. Topalov converted it into a full point”]”]
[[flawlessly. } 25… Rg8 26. Rh6+ Kf7 27. Rh7+ Ke8 28. Rcc7 Kd8 29. Bb5 Qxe4 “flawlessly. } 25… Rg8 26. Rh6+ Kf7 27. Rh7+ Ke8 28. Rcc7 Kd8 29. Bb5 Qxe4”] “[flawlessly. } 25… Rg8 26. Rh6+ Kf7 27. Rh7+ Ke8 28. Rcc7 Kd8 29. Bb5 Qxe4 “flawlessly. } 25… Rg8 26. Rh6+ Kf7 27. Rh7+ Ke8 28. Rcc7 Kd8 29. Bb5 Qxe4″]”]
[[30. Rxc8+ { 1-0 Topalov,V-Anand,V/Sofia BUL 2010/The Week in Chess 807 }) “30. Rxc8+ { 1-0 Topalov,V-Anand,V/Sofia BUL 2010/The Week in Chess 807 })”] “[30. Rxc8+ { 1-0 Topalov,V-Anand,V/Sofia BUL 2010/The Week in Chess 807 }) “30. Rxc8+ { 1-0 Topalov,V-Anand,V/Sofia BUL 2010/The Week in Chess 807 })”]”]
[[15… Bb7 { Deviates from the play of Anand. } 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. f4 Rc8 { “15… Bb7 { Deviates from the play of Anand. } 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. f4 Rc8 {“] “[15… Bb7 { Deviates from the play of Anand. } 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. f4 Rc8 { “15… Bb7 { Deviates from the play of Anand. } 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. f4 Rc8 {“]”]
[This “[This idea is quite new, only hoping to exchange some pieces and let White “This idea is quite new, only hoping to exchange some pieces and let White”]”]
[[play f5-f6. Black is hoping to get sufficient resources to avoid getting “play f5-f6. Black is hoping to get sufficient resources to avoid getting”] “[play f5-f6. Black is hoping to get sufficient resources to avoid getting “play f5-f6. Black is hoping to get sufficient resources to avoid getting”]”]
[[mated, the play is very concrete. } 18. f5 (18. Rxc8 Bxc8 19. f5 Nc6 { is “mated, the play is very concrete. } 18. f5 (18. Rxc8 Bxc8 19. f5 Nc6 { is”] “[mated, the play is very concrete. } 18. f5 (18. Rxc8 Bxc8 19. f5 Nc6 { is “mated, the play is very concrete. } 18. f5 (18. Rxc8 Bxc8 19. f5 Nc6 { is”]”]
[[another possibilty, though for me it’s clear that the bishop has a better “another possibilty, though for me it’s clear that the bishop has a better”] “[another possibilty, though for me it’s clear that the bishop has a better “another possibilty, though for me it’s clear that the bishop has a better”]”]
[[location on c8 than on b7 – more of an explanation on move 22. }) 18… “location on c8 than on b7 – more of an explanation on move 22. }) 18…”] “[location on c8 than on b7 – more of an explanation on move 22. }) 18… “location on c8 than on b7 – more of an explanation on move 22. }) 18…”]”]
[[Rxc1 (18… Nc6 { , like Howell played is very awkward, why then 17…Rc8 ? “Rxc1 (18… Nc6 { , like Howell played is very awkward, why then 17…Rc8 ?”] “[Rxc1 (18… Nc6 { , like Howell played is very awkward, why then 17…Rc8 ? “Rxc1 (18… Nc6 { , like Howell played is very awkward, why then 17…Rc8 ?”]”]
[[} 19. f6+ Kh8 20. Qh6 Rg8 21. Rf3 Qf8 22. Qh4 h6 23. Rh3 Kh7 24. Rxc6 $5 “} 19. f6+ Kh8 20. Qh6 Rg8 21. Rf3 Qf8 22. Qh4 h6 23. Rh3 Kh7 24. Rxc6 $5”] “[} 19. f6+ Kh8 20. Qh6 Rg8 21. Rf3 Qf8 22. Qh4 h6 23. Rh3 Kh7 24. Rxc6 $5 “} 19. f6+ Kh8 20. Qh6 Rg8 21. Rf3 Qf8 22. Qh4 h6 23. Rh3 Kh7 24. Rxc6 $5″]”]
[[Rxc6 25. e5 { and Black finds it hard to unentangle, and with slow play “Rxc6 25. e5 { and Black finds it hard to unentangle, and with slow play”] “[Rxc6 25. e5 { and Black finds it hard to unentangle, and with slow play “Rxc6 25. e5 { and Black finds it hard to unentangle, and with slow play”]”]
[[} 25… Bc8 26. g4 Rc5 (26… Rh8 $1) 27. Qg5 Rh8 28. Nf4 Rg8 29. Rh5 Ba6 “} 25… Bc8 26. g4 Rc5 (26… Rh8 $1) 27. Qg5 Rh8 28. Nf4 Rg8 29. Rh5 Ba6”] “[} 25… Bc8 26. g4 Rc5 (26… Rh8 $1) 27. Qg5 Rh8 28. Nf4 Rg8 29. Rh5 Ba6 “} 25… Bc8 26. g4 Rc5 (26… Rh8 $1) 27. Qg5 Rh8 28. Nf4 Rg8 29. Rh5 Ba6″]”]
[[30. Be4 Rc1+ 31. Kf2 d3 $2 32. Ne6 $1 fxe6 33. Qxc1 d2 34. Qxd2 Qc5+ 35. “30. Be4 Rc1+ 31. Kf2 d3 $2 32. Ne6 $1 fxe6 33. Qxc1 d2 34. Qxd2 Qc5+ 35.”] “[30. Be4 Rc1+ 31. Kf2 d3 $2 32. Ne6 $1 fxe6 33. Qxc1 d2 34. Qxd2 Qc5+ 35. “30. Be4 Rc1+ 31. Kf2 d3 $2 32. Ne6 $1 fxe6 33. Qxc1 d2 34. Qxd2 Qc5+ 35.”]”]
[[Kg2 { 1-0 Podolchenko,E-Howell,D/ Khanty-Mansiysk RUS 2010/The Week in “Kg2 { 1-0 Podolchenko,E-Howell,D/ Khanty-Mansiysk RUS 2010/The Week in”] “[Kg2 { 1-0 Podolchenko,E-Howell,D/ Khanty-Mansiysk RUS 2010/The Week in “Kg2 { 1-0 Podolchenko,E-Howell,D/ Khanty-Mansiysk RUS 2010/The Week in”]”]
[Chess “[Chess 830 }) 19. Qxc1 Nc6 20. f6+ Kh8 21. Qg5 $1 { Of course, it’s “Chess 830 }) 19. Qxc1 Nc6 20. f6+ Kh8 21. Qg5 $1 { Of course, it’s”]”]
[[important to put the queen here, as it’s protecting the pawn on f6 – so now “important to put the queen here, as it’s protecting the pawn on f6 – so now”] “[important to put the queen here, as it’s protecting the pawn on f6 – so now “important to put the queen here, as it’s protecting the pawn on f6 – so now”]”]
[[the Rf1 is free to do some harm, and it also avoids many defensive ideas “the Rf1 is free to do some harm, and it also avoids many defensive ideas”] “[the Rf1 is free to do some harm, and it also avoids many defensive ideas “the Rf1 is free to do some harm, and it also avoids many defensive ideas”]”]
[[featuring g5. } (21. Qh6 Rg8 22. Rf3 Qf8 { would be losing time and letting “featuring g5. } (21. Qh6 Rg8 22. Rf3 Qf8 { would be losing time and letting”] “[featuring g5. } (21. Qh6 Rg8 22. Rf3 Qf8 { would be losing time and letting “featuring g5. } (21. Qh6 Rg8 22. Rf3 Qf8 { would be losing time and letting”]”]
[[couldn’t remember which move I had favoured between 21…Qd6 and 21…Re8. “couldn’t remember which move I had favoured between 21…Qd6 and 21…Re8.”] “[couldn’t remember which move I had favoured between 21…Qd6 and 21…Re8. “couldn’t remember which move I had favoured between 21…Qd6 and 21…Re8.”]”]
[[} (21… Re8 $2 22. Nf4 Qd6 (22… Ne5 $6 23. Bb5 Bc6 24. Bxc6 Nxc6 25. Qh6 “} (21… Re8 $2 22. Nf4 Qd6 (22… Ne5 $6 23. Bb5 Bc6 24. Bxc6 Nxc6 25. Qh6”] “[} (21… Re8 $2 22. Nf4 Qd6 (22… Ne5 $6 23. Bb5 Bc6 24. Bxc6 Nxc6 25. Qh6 “} (21… Re8 $2 22. Nf4 Qd6 (22… Ne5 $6 23. Bb5 Bc6 24. Bxc6 Nxc6 25. Qh6″]”]
[[Rg8 26. Nh3 $18) (22… Re5 $6 23. Nxg6+ $1 fxg6 24. Qh6 Qg8 25. f7 $18) “Rg8 26. Nh3 $18) (22… Re5 $6 23. Nxg6+ $1 fxg6 24. Qh6 Qg8 25. f7 $18)”] “[Rg8 26. Nh3 $18) (22… Re5 $6 23. Nxg6+ $1 fxg6 24. Qh6 Qg8 25. f7 $18) “Rg8 26. Nh3 $18) (22… Re5 $6 23. Nxg6+ $1 fxg6 24. Qh6 Qg8 25. f7 $18)”]”]
[[23. Bc4 $1 { Finally, I saw that this idea was hurting. } 23… Ne5 (23… “23. Bc4 $1 { Finally, I saw that this idea was hurting. } 23… Ne5 (23…”] “[23. Bc4 $1 { Finally, I saw that this idea was hurting. } 23… Ne5 (23… “23. Bc4 $1 { Finally, I saw that this idea was hurting. } 23… Ne5 (23…”]”]
[[Qf8 24. Nxg6+ $1 hxg6 25. Rf4 Ne5 26. Rh4+ Kg8 27. Rh6 $1 Nxc4 28. Qh4 $18) “Qf8 24. Nxg6+ $1 hxg6 25. Rf4 Ne5 26. Rh4+ Kg8 27. Rh6 $1 Nxc4 28. Qh4 $18)”] “[Qf8 24. Nxg6+ $1 hxg6 25. Rf4 Ne5 26. Rh4+ Kg8 27. Rh6 $1 Nxc4 28. Qh4 $18) “Qf8 24. Nxg6+ $1 hxg6 25. Rf4 Ne5 26. Rh4+ Kg8 27. Rh6 $1 Nxc4 28. Qh4 $18)”]”]
[[24. Bxf7 $1 Nxf7 25. Nxg6+ hxg6 26. Qxg6 Qf8 27. Rf3 $18) 22. Ng3 $2 { This “24. Bxf7 $1 Nxf7 25. Nxg6+ hxg6 26. Qxg6 Qf8 27. Rf3 $18) 22. Ng3 $2 { This”] “[24. Bxf7 $1 Nxf7 25. Nxg6+ hxg6 26. Qxg6 Qf8 27. Rf3 $18) 22. Ng3 $2 { This “24. Bxf7 $1 Nxf7 25. Nxg6+ hxg6 26. Qxg6 Qf8 27. Rf3 $18) 22. Ng3 $2 { This”]”]
[[move was played after a long think. It’s quite surprising that Alexei “move was played after a long think. It’s quite surprising that Alexei”] “[move was played after a long think. It’s quite surprising that Alexei “move was played after a long think. It’s quite surprising that Alexei”]”]
[[wasn’t so aware of these positions – but of course it’s not that easy to “wasn’t so aware of these positions – but of course it’s not that easy to”] “[wasn’t so aware of these positions – but of course it’s not that easy to “wasn’t so aware of these positions – but of course it’s not that easy to”]”]
[[keep the attack going. } (22. Rf5 $6 Qa3 23. Rf3 Rc8 24. Ba6 (24. Rh3 $6 “keep the attack going. } (22. Rf5 $6 Qa3 23. Rf3 Rc8 24. Ba6 (24. Rh3 $6”] “[keep the attack going. } (22. Rf5 $6 Qa3 23. Rf3 Rc8 24. Ba6 (24. Rh3 $6 “keep the attack going. } (22. Rf5 $6 Qa3 23. Rf3 Rc8 24. Ba6 (24. Rh3 $6″]”]
[[Qa5 $1 25. Qh4 h5) 24… d3 $1 25. Bxd3 Qd6 { and Black suddenly has all “Qa5 $1 25. Qh4 h5) 24… d3 $1 25. Bxd3 Qd6 { and Black suddenly has all”] “[Qa5 $1 25. Qh4 h5) 24… d3 $1 25. Bxd3 Qd6 { and Black suddenly has all “Qa5 $1 25. Qh4 h5) 24… d3 $1 25. Bxd3 Qd6 { and Black suddenly has all”]”]
[[his pieces ready for action. }) (22. Nf4 $6 Ne5 { and the rook can’t join “his pieces ready for action. }) (22. Nf4 $6 Ne5 { and the rook can’t join”] “[his pieces ready for action. }) (22. Nf4 $6 Ne5 { and the rook can’t join “his pieces ready for action. }) (22. Nf4 $6 Ne5 { and the rook can’t join”]”]
[[the attack. }) (22. Rf4 $1 { was the main critical move. } 22… Re8 23. “the attack. }) (22. Rf4 $1 { was the main critical move. } 22… Re8 23.”] “[the attack. }) (22. Rf4 $1 { was the main critical move. } 22… Re8 23. “the attack. }) (22. Rf4 $1 { was the main critical move. } 22… Re8 23.”]”]
[[Rh4 { and here my idea during the game is just losing: } 23… Kg8 $2 ( “Rh4 { and here my idea during the game is just losing: } 23… Kg8 $2 (“] “[Rh4 { and here my idea during the game is just losing: } 23… Kg8 $2 ( “Rh4 { and here my idea during the game is just losing: } 23… Kg8 $2 (“]”]
[[23… Qf8 { was looking far too dangerous to me. }) 24. Ng3 $1 { This idea “23… Qf8 { was looking far too dangerous to me. }) 24. Ng3 $1 { This idea”] “[23… Qf8 { was looking far too dangerous to me. }) 24. Ng3 $1 { This idea “23… Qf8 { was looking far too dangerous to me. }) 24. Ng3 $1 { This idea”]”]
[I “[I forgot. That is why the Bb7 is misplaced. } (24. Qh6 $2 Qxf6 25. Qxh7+ “I forgot. That is why the Bb7 is misplaced. } (24. Qh6 $2 Qxf6 25. Qxh7+”]”]
[[Kf8 26. Nf4 Ne5) (24. Rh6 $2 Ne5 25. Qh4 Nd7 $1) 24… Bc8 $8 25. Nh5 $1 { “Kf8 26. Nf4 Ne5) (24. Rh6 $2 Ne5 25. Qh4 Nd7 $1) 24… Bc8 $8 25. Nh5 $1 {“] “[Kf8 26. Nf4 Ne5) (24. Rh6 $2 Ne5 25. Qh4 Nd7 $1) 24… Bc8 $8 25. Nh5 $1 { “Kf8 26. Nf4 Ne5) (24. Rh6 $2 Ne5 25. Qh4 Nd7 $1) 24… Bc8 $8 25. Nh5 $1 {“]”]
[[threatening 26.Qh6 Qf8 27.Ng7 } 25… Qb4 26. h3 Ne5 (26… Qe1+ 27. Kh2 “threatening 26.Qh6 Qf8 27.Ng7 } 25… Qb4 26. h3 Ne5 (26… Qe1+ 27. Kh2”] “[threatening 26.Qh6 Qf8 27.Ng7 } 25… Qb4 26. h3 Ne5 (26… Qe1+ 27. Kh2 “threatening 26.Qh6 Qf8 27.Ng7 } 25… Qb4 26. h3 Ne5 (26… Qe1+ 27. Kh2″]”]
[[Qe3 28. Nf4 $18) 27. Qh6 Qe1+ 28. Kh2 Nf3+ 29. gxf3 Qf2+ 30. Kh1 Qxf3+ 31. “Qe3 28. Nf4 $18) 27. Qh6 Qe1+ 28. Kh2 Nf3+ 29. gxf3 Qf2+ 30. Kh1 Qxf3+ 31.”] “[Qe3 28. Nf4 $18) 27. Qh6 Qe1+ 28. Kh2 Nf3+ 29. gxf3 Qf2+ 30. Kh1 Qxf3+ 31. “Qe3 28. Nf4 $18) 27. Qh6 Qe1+ 28. Kh2 Nf3+ 29. gxf3 Qf2+ 30. Kh1 Qxf3+ 31.”]”]
[[Kg1 Qe3+ 32. Qxe3 dxe3 33. Ng3 $16) 22… Rg8 $1 { A very important move – “Kg1 Qe3+ 32. Qxe3 dxe3 33. Ng3 $16) 22… Rg8 $1 { A very important move -“] “[Kg1 Qe3+ 32. Qxe3 dxe3 33. Ng3 $16) 22… Rg8 $1 { A very important move – “Kg1 Qe3+ 32. Qxe3 dxe3 33. Ng3 $16) 22… Rg8 $1 { A very important move -“]”]
[[generally Black avoids it until forced to do it, but here it avoids Nf5, “generally Black avoids it until forced to do it, but here it avoids Nf5,”] “[generally Black avoids it until forced to do it, but here it avoids Nf5, “generally Black avoids it until forced to do it, but here it avoids Nf5,”]”]
[[and now the Ng3 is completely misplaced. } 23. Bc4 { Ne5 was the next move, “and now the Ng3 is completely misplaced. } 23. Bc4 { Ne5 was the next move,”] “[and now the Ng3 is completely misplaced. } 23. Bc4 { Ne5 was the next move, “and now the Ng3 is completely misplaced. } 23. Bc4 { Ne5 was the next move,”]”]
[[so Alexei decides at least to get his bishop on a more appealing diagonal, “so Alexei decides at least to get his bishop on a more appealing diagonal,”] “[so Alexei decides at least to get his bishop on a more appealing diagonal, “so Alexei decides at least to get his bishop on a more appealing diagonal,”]”]
[[aiming at the f7 pawn. } (23. Rf4 Qc5 $1 { a very important resource all “aiming at the f7 pawn. } (23. Rf4 Qc5 $1 { a very important resource all”] “[aiming at the f7 pawn. } (23. Rf4 Qc5 $1 { a very important resource all “aiming at the f7 pawn. } (23. Rf4 Qc5 $1 { a very important resource all”]”]
[[through the game. } 24. Qh6 Qc1+ { and now White can’t develop anything “through the game. } 24. Qh6 Qc1+ { and now White can’t develop anything”] “[through the game. } 24. Qh6 Qc1+ { and now White can’t develop anything “through the game. } 24. Qh6 Qc1+ { and now White can’t develop anything”]”]
[[like an attack. } 25. Bf1 d3 $19) 23… Ne5 24. Bb3 d3 25. h3 $1 (25. h4 { “like an attack. } 25. Bf1 d3 $19) 23… Ne5 24. Bb3 d3 25. h3 $1 (25. h4 {“] “[like an attack. } 25. Bf1 d3 $19) 23… Ne5 24. Bb3 d3 25. h3 $1 (25. h4 { “like an attack. } 25. Bf1 d3 $19) 23… Ne5 24. Bb3 d3 25. h3 $1 (25. h4 {“]”]
[[would deprive White of attacking ideas with Rh4-h4, and g4 would also “would deprive White of attacking ideas with Rh4-h4, and g4 would also”] “[would deprive White of attacking ideas with Rh4-h4, and g4 would also “would deprive White of attacking ideas with Rh4-h4, and g4 would also”]”]
[[become weak. }) 25… Ba6 $5 { Threatening sometimes d2 as well as offering “become weak. }) 25… Ba6 $5 { Threatening sometimes d2 as well as offering”] “[become weak. }) 25… Ba6 $5 { Threatening sometimes d2 as well as offering “become weak. }) 25… Ba6 $5 { Threatening sometimes d2 as well as offering”]”]
[[chance, but also an admission of failure. } 26… Qd4+ 27. Kh2 Bc4 $6 ( “chance, but also an admission of failure. } 26… Qd4+ 27. Kh2 Bc4 $6 (“] “[chance, but also an admission of failure. } 26… Qd4+ 27. Kh2 Bc4 $6 ( “chance, but also an admission of failure. } 26… Qd4+ 27. Kh2 Bc4 $6 (“]”]
[[27… Bb7 $1) 28. Bxc4 Nxc4 29. Qd5 Qxd5 30. exd5 Ne5 31. Ne4 { and White “27… Bb7 $1) 28. Bxc4 Nxc4 29. Qd5 Qxd5 30. exd5 Ne5 31. Ne4 { and White”] “[27… Bb7 $1) 28. Bxc4 Nxc4 29. Qd5 Qxd5 30. exd5 Ne5 31. Ne4 { and White “27… Bb7 $1) 28. Bxc4 Nxc4 29. Qd5 Qxd5 30. exd5 Ne5 31. Ne4 { and White”]”]
[[gets some tiny hope of holding. }) 26… d2 27. Kh2 $1 (27. Rh4 Qc5+ $1 28. “gets some tiny hope of holding. }) 26… d2 27. Kh2 $1 (27. Rh4 Qc5+ $1 28.”] “[gets some tiny hope of holding. }) 26… d2 27. Kh2 $1 (27. Rh4 Qc5+ $1 28. “gets some tiny hope of holding. }) 26… d2 27. Kh2 $1 (27. Rh4 Qc5+ $1 28.”]”]
[[Kh1 $8 (28. Kh2 Nf3+) 28… Qc1+ 29. Bd1 $1 Qxd1+ 30. Kh2 { and here I had “Kh1 $8 (28. Kh2 Nf3+) 28… Qc1+ 29. Bd1 $1 Qxd1+ 30. Kh2 { and here I had”] “[Kh1 $8 (28. Kh2 Nf3+) 28… Qc1+ 29. Bd1 $1 Qxd1+ 30. Kh2 { and here I had “Kh1 $8 (28. Kh2 Nf3+) 28… Qc1+ 29. Bd1 $1 Qxd1+ 30. Kh2 { and here I had”]”]
[[calculated this pretty line: } 30… Qg1+ 31. Kxg1 d1=Q+ 32. Kh2 Nf3+ 33. “calculated this pretty line: } 30… Qg1+ 31. Kxg1 d1=Q+ 32. Kh2 Nf3+ 33.”] “[calculated this pretty line: } 30… Qg1+ 31. Kxg1 d1=Q+ 32. Kh2 Nf3+ 33. “calculated this pretty line: } 30… Qg1+ 31. Kxg1 d1=Q+ 32. Kh2 Nf3+ 33.”]”]
[[gxf3 Rc8 $1 $19) 27… Qc5 $1 { This move kills White’s counterplay. } 28. “gxf3 Rc8 $1 $19) 27… Qc5 $1 { This move kills White’s counterplay. } 28.”] “[gxf3 Rc8 $1 $19) 27… Qc5 $1 { This move kills White’s counterplay. } 28. “gxf3 Rc8 $1 $19) 27… Qc5 $1 { This move kills White’s counterplay. } 28.”]”]
[[h4 (28. Qh6 Qe3 $1 29. Bd1 Nd3 $19) 28… Nd3 { After some think, I decided “h4 (28. Qh6 Qe3 $1 29. Bd1 Nd3 $19) 28… Nd3 { After some think, I decided”] “[h4 (28. Qh6 Qe3 $1 29. Bd1 Nd3 $19) 28… Nd3 { After some think, I decided “h4 (28. Qh6 Qe3 $1 29. Bd1 Nd3 $19) 28… Nd3 { After some think, I decided”]”]
[[this was the easiest, though it needed some really precise calculation! } ( “this was the easiest, though it needed some really precise calculation! } (“] “[this was the easiest, though it needed some really precise calculation! } ( “this was the easiest, though it needed some really precise calculation! } (“]”]
[[28… Bc4 { was probably really simpler. }) 29. e5 $1 { The best practical “28… Bc4 { was probably really simpler. }) 29. e5 $1 { The best practical”] “[28… Bc4 { was probably really simpler. }) 29. e5 $1 { The best practical “28… Bc4 { was probably really simpler. }) 29. e5 $1 { The best practical”]”]
[[chance, by far. } 29… Nxf4 30. Ne4 { Well, I had already seen the “chance, by far. } 29… Nxf4 30. Ne4 { Well, I had already seen the”] “[chance, by far. } 29… Nxf4 30. Ne4 { Well, I had already seen the “chance, by far. } 29… Nxf4 30. Ne4 { Well, I had already seen the”]”]
[[following pretty line for Black, but I couldn’t believe that all the other “following pretty line for Black, but I couldn’t believe that all the other”] “[following pretty line for Black, but I couldn’t believe that all the other “following pretty line for Black, but I couldn’t believe that all the other”]”]
[[moves were not that convincing. } 30… Ne6 $1 (30… Qc6 31. Nd6 Bc4 $1 { “moves were not that convincing. } 30… Ne6 $1 (30… Qc6 31. Nd6 Bc4 $1 {“] “[moves were not that convincing. } 30… Ne6 $1 (30… Qc6 31. Nd6 Bc4 $1 { “moves were not that convincing. } 30… Ne6 $1 (30… Qc6 31. Nd6 Bc4 $1 {“]”]
[[was also winning, because of } 32. Bxc4 Qxd6 $1 33. exd6 d1=Q 34. Qxf4 Rd8 “was also winning, because of } 32. Bxc4 Qxd6 $1 33. exd6 d1=Q 34. Qxf4 Rd8”] “[was also winning, because of } 32. Bxc4 Qxd6 $1 33. exd6 d1=Q 34. Qxf4 Rd8 “was also winning, because of } 32. Bxc4 Qxd6 $1 33. exd6 d1=Q 34. Qxf4 Rd8″]”]
[[$1) (30… d1=Q 31. Bxd1 Qd4 $1 32. Qxf4 g5 $1 { was also enough, but this “$1) (30… d1=Q 31. Bxd1 Qd4 $1 32. Qxf4 g5 $1 { was also enough, but this”] “[$1) (30… d1=Q 31. Bxd1 Qd4 $1 32. Qxf4 g5 $1 { was also enough, but this “$1) (30… d1=Q 31. Bxd1 Qd4 $1 32. Qxf4 g5 $1 { was also enough, but this”]”]
[[could really be getting unclear after } 33. hxg5 Qxd1 34. e6 { and even “could really be getting unclear after } 33. hxg5 Qxd1 34. e6 { and even”] “[could really be getting unclear after } 33. hxg5 Qxd1 34. e6 { and even “could really be getting unclear after } 33. hxg5 Qxd1 34. e6 { and even”]”]
[[though this is still winning, my solution was clearly the simplest – as “though this is still winning, my solution was clearly the simplest – as”] “[though this is still winning, my solution was clearly the simplest – as “though this is still winning, my solution was clearly the simplest – as”]”]
[[well as the prettiest, which is always a good feeling 🙂 }) 31. Bxe6 Qc6 $1 “well as the prettiest, which is always a good feeling 🙂 }) 31. Bxe6 Qc6 $1”] “[well as the prettiest, which is always a good feeling 🙂 }) 31. Bxe6 Qc6 $1 “well as the prettiest, which is always a good feeling 🙂 }) 31. Bxe6 Qc6 $1″]”]
[[{ And here White’s attack is stopped, and the N sac gives Black the “{ And here White’s attack is stopped, and the N sac gives Black the”] “[{ And here White’s attack is stopped, and the N sac gives Black the “{ And here White’s attack is stopped, and the N sac gives Black the”]”]
[[opportunity to promote. 3 threats is too much. } 32. Bxf7 (32. Nd6 Qxd6 $1 “opportunity to promote. 3 threats is too much. } 32. Bxf7 (32. Nd6 Qxd6 $1”] “[opportunity to promote. 3 threats is too much. } 32. Bxf7 (32. Nd6 Qxd6 $1 “opportunity to promote. 3 threats is too much. } 32. Bxf7 (32. Nd6 Qxd6 $1″]”]
[[33. exd6 d1=Q $19) 32… d1=Q { It was a good feeling to win this game – “33. exd6 d1=Q $19) 32… d1=Q { It was a good feeling to win this game -“] “[33. exd6 d1=Q $19) 32… d1=Q { It was a good feeling to win this game – “33. exd6 d1=Q $19) 32… d1=Q { It was a good feeling to win this game -“]”]
[[though it was basically decided by home preparation. Suddenly after one “though it was basically decided by home preparation. Suddenly after one”] “[though it was basically decided by home preparation. Suddenly after one “though it was basically decided by home preparation. Suddenly after one”]”]
[[mistake White just had no serious threat to offer, even though it was “mistake White just had no serious threat to offer, even though it was”] “[mistake White just had no serious threat to offer, even though it was “mistake White just had no serious threat to offer, even though it was”]”]
[[always dangerous and difficult for me to decide how to cope with the “ghost “always dangerous and difficult for me to decide how to cope with the “ghost”] “[always dangerous and difficult for me to decide how to cope with the “ghost “always dangerous and difficult for me to decide how to cope with the “ghost”]”]
[[threats” which would never happen to be real threats, but that I had to “threats” which would never happen to be real threats, but that I had to”] “[threats” which would never happen to be real threats, but that I had to “threats” which would never happen to be real threats, but that I had to”]”]
[[always keep in mind to avoid losing – as here a blunder would most likely “always keep in mind to avoid losing – as here a blunder would most likely”] “[always keep in mind to avoid losing – as here a blunder would most likely “always keep in mind to avoid losing – as here a blunder would most likely”]”]
[[drop a full point! } 0-1 “drop a full point! } 0-1”] “[drop a full point! } 0-1 “drop a full point! } 0-1″]”]
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