Chess PGN Game Match played Etienne Bacrot vs Nigel D Short- in Sarajevo Bosnia 30th, Open: Queen’s pawn – Keres defence

Chess PGN Game Match played Etienne Bacrot vs Nigel D Short- in Sarajevo Bosnia 30th, Open: Queen's pawn - Keres defence


Match between Etienne Bacrot and Nigel D Short

Event: Sarajevo Bosnia 30th

Variation: Queen’s pawn – Keres defence

Eco code: A40

Pgn File:


[Event “Sarajevo Bosnia 30th”]
[Site “Sarajevo”]
[Date “2000.05.26”]
[Round “9”]
[White “Bacrot, Etienne”]
[Black “Short, Nigel D”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteElo “2594”]
[BlackElo “2683”]
[ECO “A40”]
[Annotator “Stohl,I”]
[EventDate “2000.05.17”]
[PlyCount “90”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventRounds “11”]
[EventCountry “BIH”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceDate “2000.07.27”]
[EventCategory “19”]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 b6 3. e4 Bb7 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. Ne2 Nb4 6. Nbc3 Nxd3+ 7. Qxd3 g6
(7… d6 8. O-O Ne7 (8… Nf6 $143 9. d5 Be7 10. Nd4 Qd7 11. b3 c6 12. dxc6
Bxc6 13. Ba3 a6 14. Rad1 Bb7 15. Qg3 Qc7 16. Rfe1 g6 17. e5 $14 Nh5 $2 18.
Bxd6 Qd7 19. Qg4 Bxd6 20. exd6 O-O 21. Na4 Rae8 22. Nc2 Qd8 23. d7 Re7 24.
Qd4 Bc6 25. Nxb6 $18 { Epishin,V-Ehlvest,J/Novosibirsk/1993/ }) 9. d5 Qd7
10. f4 g6 11. Be3 $1 (11. Nd4 O-O-O 12. b4 Bg7 13. b5 Bxd4+ 14. Qxd4 f5 15.
Re1 Rhe8 16. Bb2 fxe4 17. Nxe4 Ng8 $1 18. Nc3 Qf7 $13 {
Gelfand,B-Short,N/Novgorod/1997/ }) 11… Bg7 12. Bd4 $14 { Short }) 8. h4
$1 $146 { An interesting strategy. White uses his () and development
advantage to create weaknesses in Black’s camp. } (8. O-O Bg7 9. f4 f5 $6 (
9… Ne7 $142 10. d5 O-O { /\f5<=>~~ }) 10. exf5 gxf5 11. d5 Qh4 12. Nb5
O-O-O 13. d6 Qg4 14. Rf2 c6 15. Nxa7+ Kb8 16. Be3 $1 c5 17. Nb5 Bxb2 18.
Rb1 Nf6 19. Rxb2 Ne4 20. Ng3 Nxf2 21. Rxf2 $16 {
Anastasian,A-Dausch,R/Cappelle la Grande/1996/ }) ( { A solid, but rather
innocuous approach is } 8. Bf4 Bg7 9. O-O-O d6 10. Qd2 Nf6 11. f3 h6 12.
Rhe1 a6 13. Ng3 Nd7 14. Kb1 Qe7 15. Nd5 Qd8 16. Nc3 Qh4 17. Nge2 O-O-O $13
{ Vegh,E-Williams,S/Hampstead/1998/ Black retains an umcompromised and
fexible position. }) 8… h6 (8… Bg7 9. h5 $40) (8… Nf6 9. e5 $5 Ng8
10. Qg3 Ne7 11. Bg5 $36) 9. h5 g5 10. f4 $1 gxf4 11. Bxf4 $36 { ()[+] }
11… d6 12. O-O-O Qd7 13. d5 O-O-O (13… e5 $2 14. Be3 $16 { [%csl Rf5]
[%cal Rf1f7,Ye2g3] /\Ng3בf }) 14. Be3 Bg7 15. Rdf1 Be5 16. Bd4 Rh7 { Now
White will have a permanent advantage. } ( { But also unpleasant was }
16… f6 17. Qh3 Re8 (17… exd5 18. exd5 $16) 18. Bxe5 fxe5 (18… dxe5
19. Ng3 $16 { is similar to the game. }) 19. dxe6 Qxe6 20. Qxe6+ Rxe6 21.
Rf8+ Kd7 22. Rhf1 (22. Nd5 $14) 22… Re8 23. Nd5 Bxd5 24. cxd5 Ne7 25.
R8f7 $36) 17. Bxe5 dxe5 18. Qg3 exd5 19. cxd5 (19. exd5 $5) 19… f6 20.
Qe3 (20. Qf3 $142 $16 { covers both g2 and h5. }) 20… Rg7 21. Ng3 Kb8 22.
Rf2 Rg5 23. Nf5 Qf7 24. Qe2 c6 (24… Bc8 $5 25. Ne3 $14) 25. dxc6 Bxc6 26.
Rd1 { Although White’s position is still impressive, he has lost some time
and it’s not easy to make any inroads. Patient defence by Short holds the
game. } (26. g4 $5 { [%csl Rf6][%cal Yh1f1, Yf5e3,Ye3d5] /\Rhf1,Ne3-d5,>g4 } 31. Qxc8+ Bxc8 32. Rg2 Ne7 33. Ke2 Rg7 34.
Kf3 Be6 35. Rf2 a6 36. Kg3 Rf7 37. a3 (37. Ncd5 $5 Bxd5 38. exd5 Kc7 39.
Rd2 $14) 37… Kc7 38. Rc2 Kd6 39. Rd2+ (39. Nf5+ Bxf5 40. Rd2+ $5 Kc6 41.
exf5 { /\Ne4|^ }) 39… Kc7 40. Rc2 Kb7 $5 41. Rd2 ( { This was the last
chance to play } 41. Nf5 Bxf5 42. exf5 Rg7 43. Kh3 $5 $14 (43. Kf3 Nc6 $132
)) 41… Kc7 42. Ne2 Rf8 43. Kf3 Nc6 44. Nd5+ Kb7 45. Ne3 Kc7 1/2-1/2

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