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Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Great Kotov

(1) Averbakh,Yuri L - Kotov,Alexander [A55]
Candidates Tournament Zuerich (14), 23.09.1953
A55:Old Indian Defence with Nf3 and e4 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nf3 Nbd7 4.Nc3 e5 5.e4 Be7 6.Be2 0–0 7.0–0 c6 8.Qc2 Re8 9.Rd1 Bf8 10.Rb1 [RR 10.Be3 a6 11.a3 Qc7 12.Rac1 b6 13.b4 Bb7 14.d5 c5 15.Nd2 Reb8 16.Rb1 Bc8 17.Rb2 Be7 18.Rdb1 Bd8 19.Nb3 Nf8 20.Bd2 Bd7 21.Qd3 Ne8 22.Nd1 Ng6 23.g3 Ne7 24.Ne3 cxb4 Panno,O-Granda Zuniga,J/Santiago 1987/EXT 2002/1–0 (46); RR 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bh4 g5 12.Bg3 Nh5 13.d5 Nxg3 14.hxg3 c5 15.Nh2 Nf6 16.Rdb1 a5 17.Rf1 Bg7 18.Qd1 Qd7 19.Bd3 Qe7 20.Qe2 g4 21.Nd1 h5 22.Ne3 Bh6 23.f3 gxf3 24.Rxf3 Ng4 Kistella,R-Meyer,F/Germany 2004/CBM 098 ext/1–0 (65)] 10...a5 11.d5N [RR 11.Be3 Qc7 12.h3 exd4 13.Rxd4 Nc5 14.Rbd1 Nfd7 15.R4d2 Ne5 16.Nd4 Qe7 17.Nf5 Bxf5 18.exf5 Qh4 19.b3 Na6 20.Na4 Nd7 21.Nb6 Nxb6 22.Bxb6 Nc5 23.Bf3 Qf6 24.Bc7 h6 25.g4 a4 Wirthensohn,H-Dominguez,J/Thessaloniki 1988/TD/1–0 (57)] 11...Nc5 12.Be3 Qc7 13.h3 A typical Benoni Fight between the two strong Grandmasters 13...Bd7 14.Rbc1 Getting Ready for the Queen side attack 14...g6 15.Nd2 The kings Indian Idea! 15...Rab8 16.Nb3 Nxb3 17.Qxb3 In this position Black has 2 blocs. Which one to choose, is in his hand! One is queen side, Another is Kingside Whereas White only have o concentrate on Queenside. So Now Black plays a solid and best move having certain strategy involved 17...c5! Trying to close the Queenside! And attack the Kingside.... 18.Kh2! White smelled The idea And now taking some special care for the King 18...Kh8! 19.Qc2! Trying to co-ordinate forces 19...Ng8? [19...h6 20.Nb5 Qb6 21.b3 Ra8 22.a3 Rec8 23.Kh1 Bg7 24.b4 axb4 25.axb4 Ra6 26.bxc5 dxc5 27.Rb1 Rca8+-; ¹19...Qd8 20.a3 Ng8 21.Qd2 h6 22.Nb5 a4 23.Rf1 Nf6] 20.Bg4 Nh6 21.Bxd7 Qxd7 22.Qd2 Ng8 23.g4 f5 Its very passive move! [23...h6 24.Rg1 Bg7 25.Nb5 Ra8 26.g5 hxg5 27.Bxg5 Kh7± by Fritz; 23...Bg7 24.Nb5 Ra8 25.Rg1 Rf8 26.Rcf1 f5 27.gxf5 gxf5 28.f3 f4 29.Bf2 Rf6÷] 24.f3 [Active move was 24.gxf5 gxf5 25.exf5 Qxf5 26.Rg1±] 24...Be7 25.Rg1 [25.gxf5 was Better! 25...gxf5 26.Rg1 f4 27.Bf2 Nf6 28.Nb5 b6 29.a3 Rg8 30.b4 axb4 31.axb4 Ra8 32.Qb2 (32.Rb1 Nh5 33.Rg4 Nf6 34.Rxg8+ Rxg8=) 32...Ra4²] 25...Rf8 26.Rcf1 [Still the move 26.gxf5 is better for White.] 26...Rf7 But Fritz suggests f4!? [26...f4 27.Bf2 Nh6 28.Nb5 Ra8 29.h4 Nf7 30.Rh1 a4 31.Qd3 h6 32.Rfg1 Rfe8 33.Kg2 Rg8 34.Rf1 h5 35.Qd1 Rgf8 36.Rfg1 hxg4 37.fxg4 f3+! 38.Kf1 Kg8=] 27.gxf5 gxf5 28.Rg2?³ [28.f4! was better for White! 28...Bf6 29.fxe5 Bxe5+ 30.Bf4 Bd4 31.Rg5 fxe4 32.Nxe4 Rbf8 33.Rg3 Rf5 34.a3 a4 35.Ng5 R8f6 36.Ne6²] 28...f4 29.Bf2 Rf6! 30.Ne2?? [30.h4 Rh6 31.Rg4 Nf6 32.Rg2 Rg8 33.Rfg1=] 30...Qxh3+!! Fritz spots it in 0.00 seconds 31.Kxh3 Rh6+ 32.Kg4 Nf6+ 33.Kf5 Nd7!! Mating threat! [33...Nh5 is one and the same] 34.Rg5 [34.-- Threat is 34...Rf8+ 35.Kg4 Rg8+ 36.Kf5 Rf6#] 34...Rf8+ 35.Kg4 Nf6+ 36.Kf5 Ng8+ 37.Kg4 Nf6+ 38.Kf5 Nxd5+ 39.Kg4 Nf6+ 40.Kf5 Ng8+ 41.Kg4 Nf6+ 42.Kf5 Ng8+ 43.Kg4 Bxg5! Coolly Capturing the piece 44.Kxg5 [44.Be1 Rf7! 45.Nd4 Rg7! 46.Ne6 Rxe6 47.Kh3 Be7! Clearance 48.Bh4 Rh6 49.Qe1 Bxh4 50.Qxh4 Rg3+! 51.Kh2 Rxh4#; Fritz gives 44.Qxd6 as only best move available for White 44...Rxd6 45.Bxc5 Be7 46.Bxd6 Bxd6 47.Rd1 Rf6 48.Rd3 Rh6 49.Rb3] 44...Rf7!! Mating Threat!! 45.Bh4 Rg6+ 46.Kh5 Rfg7! 47.Bg5 Rxg5+ 48.Kh4 Nf6 49.Ng3 Rxg3 50.Qxd6 R3g6 51.Qb8+ Rg8 The cool Rh6 mate is threatened 0–1

Thursday, April 05, 2007

High Anand

[Event "Reggio Emilia"]
[Site "Reggio Emilia"]
[Date "1988.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Ivanchuk, Vassily"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C42"]
[WhiteElo "2625"]
[BlackElo "2555"]
[PlyCount "42"]
[EventDate "1988.??.??"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ITA"]
[EventCategory "14"]
[SourceDate "2007.03.01"]

{Hello Everybody! Congratulations to Vishwananthan Anand! For being Ranked
No#1 in world presently!................} 1. e4 {Now Game Analysis} e5 2. Nf3
Nf6 {Petroff Defence. I present Anand's another best game of his wonderful
chess carrier!} 3. Nxe5 {I known some little of this popular opening!.....As I
have only tried it once!. I was inspired by game Grishuk against Gelfand to
play petroff as Gelfands idea and attack towards the king made me to study
some games on Petroff opening...} d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Be7 (6... Bd6
{This is the game which inspired me} 7. O-O O-O 8. c4 c6 9. Qc2 (9. cxd5 cxd5
10. Nc3 {is my favourite line with black}) 9... Na6 10. a3 f5 11. Nc3 Nc7 12.
Re1 Kh8 13. b4 Bd7 14. Bb2 Ne6 15. cxd5 cxd5 16. Nxd5 $2 Rc8 $1 17. Qd1 N6g5 $1
18. Ne5 Nh3+ $1 19. gxh3 Qg5+ $1 20. Kf1 Bxe5 21. dxe5 Bc6 22. Bc1 Qh4 23. Bxe4
fxe4 {open f file is still dangerous!!} 24. Be3 Qxh3+ 25. Kg1 Bxd5 26. Qxd5
Qg4+ 27. Kf1 Qh3+ 28. Kg1 Qg4+ 29. Kf1 {
1/2-1/2 Grischuk,A-Gelfand,B/Wijk aan Zee 2002/CBM 087 And Still Draw is enough
}) 7. O-O Nc6 8. Re1 Bg4 9. c3 {And now White is threatening pawn} (9. Bxe4
dxe4 10. Rxe4 Bxf3 11. Qxf3 Nxd4 $11) 9... f5 $1 {
Each move has one or the other idea behind it!} 10. Qb3 Qd6 {Black does not
care the pawn on b7 for his positional development and active piece play} 11.
Nfd2 {Because of his weak kingside and development burden White is forced to
exchange and clean the board by such defensive moves.} (11. Qxb7 O-O $44 {
But still Black has mroe attacking chances on king side whereas White is
behind in development}) 11... O-O-O $1 {
After this move White even cant take on e4 suppose} 12. f3 ({If} 12. Bxe4 fxe4
{gives attacking chances with open f file for black}) ({If} 12. Nxe4 fxe4 {
gives advantage to Black}) 12... Bh4 $1 13. Rf1 $8 Bh3 $5 14. Qc2 $1 (14. Nxe4
$143 $5 dxe4 15. fxe4 Nxd4 $1 16. cxd4 Qxd4+ 17. Kh1 Qxd3 {
Now Black has the compensation for a piece} 18. Qxd3 Rxd3 19. gxh3 fxe4 20. Nc3
e3 21. Rf7 Bf6 22. Ne2 Rd1+ 23. Kg2 Re8 $44 {
And now still Black is behind in development}) 14... Qg6 $5 15. Nb3 $2 (15.
Nxe4 $142 $1 fxe4 16. fxe4 Rdf8 17. Bf4 (17. exd5 Rxf1+ 18. Kxf1 Rf8+ 19. Kg1
Bf2+ 20. Kh1 Qxg2#) 17... dxe4 18. Bxe4 Qg4 19. Qd2 (19. Bxc6 bxc6 20. Qe4 g5
21. Qxc6 gxf4 22. Qa8+ Kd7 23. Qd5+ Ke7 24. Qe5+ Kf7 25. Qxc7+ Kg8 26. Qc4+ Rf7
$1) 19... g5 20. Bf3 (20. Bxc6 bxc6 21. Bg3 Bxg3 22. Rxf8+ Rxf8 23. hxg3 Qxg3
$18) 20... Qxf4 21. gxh3 {Only in this variation White has slight edge! But
still due to opposite colour bishops the game may be anything and its still
middlegame and opposite colured Bishops middlegame.So in this case the
principle applies "Attacker is the winner in opposite colured Bishop" (Only
in Middlegame !) So the game may be anything!} ({If} 21. Qxf4 gxf4 22. gxh3 {
Black wins again})) 15... Rhf8 $1 {Black is playing cooly and is not bothering
about the complications and cunningly setting up a trap} 16. Na3 {
White hopes to develop and connect his rooks and overtake the game!} ({
Trap is here} 16. fxe4 fxe4 17. Bb5 a6 $19 18. Bxc6 Rxf1+ 19. Kxf1 Rf8+ {
White collapsed!}) 16... Rde8 $2 {Gives No Serious trouble For white} 17. Kh1
$4 {A serious mistake} (17. fxe4 fxe4 18. Rxf8 Rxf8 {still Black has an attack}
) (17. Bf4 $8 Bg5 (17... Ng5 18. Bxg5 Bxg5 19. gxh3 Be3+ 20. Kh1 {white wins})
18. Bxg5 Nxg5 19. gxh3 Nxh3+ 20. Kh1 {White wins}) 17... Nf2+ $1 18. Rxf2 Bxg2+
$3 {White resigned in view of} 19. Rxg2 Re1+ 20. Bf1 Rxf1+ 21. Rg1 Qxg1# {
Summary:In this game Black had problems and narrowly escaped from a disaster!
The bishop on h3 had no any safe home, But due to Serious blunder 17.Kh!??
Black won... This game is worth analysisng even if it is only 21 moves
because i enjoyed the game. Hope u too! :-) You can mail or feedback me at And dont forget to visit essential useful and
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