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Sunday, November 19, 2006

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Kasparov,G - West,G [B40]
telex telex, 1977
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 e6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bb4 6.e5 Nd5 7.Bd2 Nxc3 8.bxc3 Bf8 9.Bd3 d6 10.Qe2 Nd7 11.Nxe6 Qb6 12.Nc7+ 1-0

Friday, November 17, 2006


this is the game between ganguly and tejas bakre played in knock out chess tournament
1) Ganguly,s (2557) - Bakre,T (2447) [B63]Knock Out Rapid, 05.11.2006[Bakre,Tejas]
Classical Surviaval!! 1.e4 Pity Black!The massacre begins is what would be going on in the minds of the chess world especially after we knew that white had just worked with the author of Fire on Board! 1...c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 h6 8.Bxf6 gxf6 9.0-0-0 a6 10.f4 Qb6 11.Nb3 Bd7 12.Be2 0-0-0 [ 12...h5 ] 13.Bh5 Rh7 14.Rhf1 Be7 15.Kb1 Kb8 16.Rf3 Rg7 17.a3 Bc8 18.Rd3 Qc7 19.Qf2 Na5 20.Rg3!? [ 20.Nxa5 Qxa5 21.Bf3 Bd7 22.Qh4+/= ] 20...Rh7 21.Qe2?! White should not have allowed doubling of the pawns. [ 21.Nxa5 Qxa5 22.Qe2 f5 23.b4 Qc7 24.exf5 d5 25.fxe6 fxe6 Black is doing fine despite a pawn down due to strong bishop having total supremacy on the dark squares and a bit exposed white king.] 21...Nxb3 22.cxb3 Bd7?! [ 22...d5! 23.exd5 Qxf4 And blacks strong central pawns will be marching and menancing soon!] 23.Qd3 Qa5 24.e5 f5 25.exd6 Bf6 This is a very interesting position.It seems white is a pawn up and completely winning(so thought my opponent and everyone in the tournament hall).I was on the other hand quite happy with my position as my black bishop has suddenly become very active and i have complete control over the key central squares. 26.b4 Qb6 27.Qe3 Qxe3 28.Rxe3 Bc6 29.Bf3 Bd7! Keeping the double bishops intact. 30.Na2 Bg7! With the idea of Bf8 and also h5,Bh6 31.Rd2 Ba4 32.Nc3 Bd7 33.b3 Bf8 34.Red3 h5! 35.a4 h4 36.Nd1? Bh6 37.Rd4 e5 38.fxe5 Bxd2 39.Rxd2 Re8 40.Re2? [ 40.Nb2[] Rxe5 41.Nd3 f6 ( 41...Re3 42.Nc5 f6 43.Bxb7+/- ) 42.Nxe5 fxe5=/+ ] 40...f6! 41.exf6 Rxe2 42.Bxe2 Rf7 43.Ne3 Rxf6 44.Nc4 b5 45.Ne5 Rxd6 46.Nf3 Rh6 47.a5 Bc6 48.Kc2 Bxf3 49.Bxf3 Rd6 50.h3 Kc7 51.Kc3 Kd7 52.Bb7 Ke6 53.Bc8+ Ke5 54.Bb7 Kf4 55.Kc2 Ke3 56.Kc3 f4 57.Bf3 Rd7 58.Kc2 Kf2 59.Kc3 Rg7 60.Kd4 Rxg2 61.Bb7 Rg6 62.Ke5 Kg3 63.Kf5 Rh6 64.Kg5 Rd6 And my dear friends shouted TEJBAK IS BACK!!! 0-1

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

McDonnell, Alexander - De Labourdonnais, Louis [C37]. Match 4, game (8), London 1834 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 [Risky to the point of foolhardiness. 4...Bg7 is far wiser] 5.Nc3!? [5.0-0 is a more regular way of entering the extremely dangerous Muzio Gambit, but the text move has its points] gxf3 6.Qxf3 Bh6 [An attempted improvement upon Nc6 7.d4 Nxd4] 8.Bxf7+ Kxf7 9.Qh5+ Kg7 10.0-0 Ne6 11.Bxf4 [This occurred in game six of the third part of this incredible match. De Labourdonnais won that game, but very fortuitously. By bizarre coincidence, last year I reached this exact position by transposition in an internet blitz game but with Black(!) after my opponent had opened 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 f5!? 4.exf5 Nf6 5.g4 etc. The weirdest thing is that this was literally a day before receiving the above mentioned book] 7.d4 Nc6 8.0-0 Nxd4 9.Bxf7+! Kxf7 10.Qh5+ Kg7 11.Bxf4 DIAGRAM [Black is no less than two pieces up but cannot halt the devastating onslaught] Bxf4 12.Rxf4 Nf6 13.Qg5+ Kf7 14.Raf1 Ke8 15.Rxf6 Qe7 16.Nd5 Qc5 17.Kh1 [The computer indicates 17.Nxc7+! checkmates six moves quicker (17...Qxc7 18.Qh5+ Kd8 19.Rf8+ Rxf8 20.Rxf8+ Ke7 21.Re8+ Kf6 22.Qh6+etc.) but this human move amply suffices for victory] Ne6 18.Rxe6+ dxe6 19.Nf6+ [Black resigns as the Black queen drops]
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Sokolov, I (2652) - Howell, D (2479), 4th Staunton Memorial, London/ Crowthorne, England, 18/08/06 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Qa4+ Qd7 8.Qb3 [Doubtless this manoeuvre has a purpose, but do not ask me what it is. The Black queen is well positioned on d7 and frequently goes there anyway in the Gruenfeld] 0-0 9.Nf3 b6 10.Be3 Bb7 11.Bd3 c5 12.0-0 Nc6 13.Rad1 Na5 14.Qb1 cxd4 15.cxd4 e6 [Despite my previous comment, White has arranged his pieces quite well and can count on an edge due to his pawn centre] 16.h4 [Broadening the attacking front] f5 17.Bb5 Qd6 18.d5!? exd5 19.e5! Bxe5 [A move of a brave man. Black will miss this bishop, but the alternative was to allow a dangerous passed pawn] 20.Nxe5 Qxe5 21.Bd4 Qe4 22.Qc1! Qxh4 [David would have been aware of the risks he was running but by now it was difficult to turn back] 23.Qc7 Rf7 24.Qe5 Re7 [Forced] 25.Qh8+ Kf7 26.Qg7+ Ke6 27.Rfe1+ Kd6 28.Be5+ Kc5 29.Bd4+ Kd6 30.Rxe7 [Amazingly, there is nothing better than acquiescing to this exchange] Qxe7 31.Qh6 [Regrouping for a second assault on the king] Bc6 32.Bc3 Kc7 33.Bb4!? Qd7? [Black has defended excellently so far but now, seduced by his extra material, he bravely, and rashly, goes for victory. However, correct was 33...Qxb4! 34.Qxh7+ Kb8 35. Qg8+ Kb7 when White has a draw by perpetual check, but no more] 34.Ba6! Bb5? [Here 34...Bb7! was far more resilient] 35.Bxb5 Qxb5 36.Bxa5 Qxa5 37.Qxh7+ Kc6 38.Rc1+ Kb5 39.Qb7! DIAGRAM [The killer! So woeful is Black's coordination that he cannot hope to survive the combined onslaught of queen and rook] Rh8 40.Rb1+ Kc4 41.Qc6+ Kd3 42.Rd1+ Ke4 43.Qe6+ Kf4 44.Rd4+ [Black resigns. After Kg5 45.Qe7+ Kh6 46.Rh4 is mate. A thrilling game]
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Shabalov,A (2623) - Movsesian,S (2639) [E94]It Bermuda BER (9), 24.01.2004[IM Andrew Martin]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Na6 8.Be3 Ng4 9.Bg5 Qe8 10.dxe5 dxe5 11.h3 [11.Nd2 attempts the same gnawing pressure except that this time the Bishop has to retreat to h4. It's a moot point whether the Bishop has any influence on the game from there. 11...f6 12.Bh4 h5 13.a3 c6 14.b4 Be6 15.c5 Rd8 16.Qc2 g5 17.Bg3 h4 18.h3[] Nh6 19.Bh2 g4 20.hxg4 Nxg4 Correcty using the Bishop to facilitate counterplay. 21.Nc4 Nxh2 22.Kxh2 Qg6 23.Nd6 Rd7 24.Rad1 Bh6 25.Nf5 (25.Bxa6 bxa6 26.Nf5 Bf4+ 27.Kh1 h3!? would presumably involve Gelfand in unwelcome complications.) 25...Bf4+ 26.Kh1 Rh7 27.Qd3 Kh8 28.Qh3 Nc7 29.Rd6 Bg8 30.Rfd1 Ne6 31.Bc4 Ng5 32.Qd3 Bxc4 33.Qxc4 Nf7 34.Rd7 Rg8 35.Qf1 Qg4 36.R1d3 Nh6 37.Rxh7+ Kxh7 38.Rh3 Nxf5 1/2-1/2 Gelfand,B-Movsesian,S/Bermuda BER 2004]
11...f6 12.Bd2! Why not keep centralized - much more elastic ? Shabalov demonstrates a very positive reason why the Bishop goes here.
12...Nh6 13.c5! A very interesting,dynamic pawn advance. I don't believe 13...Rb8 so Black has to take.
13...Nxc5 14.Qc1 Nf7 15.Nd5 Ne6 The only move.
16.Bb4 c6 [16...c5 17.Bxc5 Nxc5 18.Qxc5! (18.Nc7 Qc6 19.Nxa8 Bh6! 20.Qc2 Bd7© ) 18...Be6 19.Bc4 is just deeply unpleasant for Black. White gets his Rooks to the open files much more quickly and has a big initiative. Movsesian makes the only practical decision: to sacrifice an exchange.]
17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.Ne3 Nd6 It will be a very long time before the White Rooks get going.
19.Qc2 f5 [19...Nf4 is also possible, a very handy square indeed.]
20.exf5N [Shabalov played this all before,so doubtless Movsesian had an improvement ready on the following game. Let us try to determine what that might have b