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A game to analyse

Postby williamschill » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:06 am

[Event "Seafair"]
[Site "Seattle"]
[Date "2008.??.??"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Schill FM William"]
[Black "Sinanan Joshua"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B48"]
[PlyCount "77"]
[EventDate "2008.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 {The Taimanov Sicilian,
despite that fact that I win this game I like the looks of this line for black.
The game stays very complex and white must be well prepared and even then does
not get a crashing attack.} 6. Be3 a6 7. Qd2 Nf6 8. f3 {Only with time spent
preparing was I willing to play an English Attack, it had seemed to me in the
past that the white King was always in danger after the coming 0-0-0.} Bb4 9.
O-O-O Ne5 10. Nb3 $1 {It took some real convincing for me to see that Bxc3 is
just never a threat while the bishop on e3 and the knight on b3 are controling
the dark squares.} b5 (10... Bxc3 11. bxc3 Nc4 (11... d5 12. Bf4 O-O 13. Bg3 $1
{The white Queen will head to the kingside and black has big problems.}) 12.
Bxc4 Qxc4 13. Bc5 b6 14. Bxb6 O-O 15. Qd4 $16) 11. Qd4 (11. Qe1 {
This appears to be more popular in GM contests now!}) 11... Nc6 (11... Bxc3 $6
12. Qxc3 Qxc3 13. bxc3 Nc4 14. Bxc4 bxc4 15. Na5 d5 16. exd5 exd5 17. Rhe1 O-O
18. Bc5 Rd8 19. Nc6 Rd7 20. Ne7+ Kh8 21. Nxd5 {a sample line, white is winning}
) 12. Qb6 {
The Queens dancing around on the dark squares is actually all still theory!}
Qe5 13. Bd2 Rb8 14. Qe3 {So here I had reached the far end of my memory of
this line, I even managed to recall Khalifman's comment; "White has rearranged
his bishop and queen in an original manner." I was wondering just what the
point was other than not having to worry about Bxc3 any longer. But after
black's next move I spent a long while in calculating variations.} Qc7 {
Neither of the players recalled anymore 'theory' but to our mutual surprise
when we looked all this up in the coffeeshop afterwards the game is given by
Khalifman all the way to move 21! He considers 15.Nd5 to be just equal and
recommends the following line instead; 15.f4 d6 16.Bd3} (14... O-O 15. f4 Qc7
16. Bd3 {This looks like the right way for black, white has only a small
advantage and the game is wonderfully complicated.}) 15. Nd5 Bxd2+ 16. Rxd2
exd5 17. exd5+ Qe5 {18.Qf2 is possible too, I will post this game on Northwest
Chess Foundation Forum and I would be very interested in what everyone's
computers have to say about this middle game.} 18. Re2 Qxe3+ 19. Rxe3+ Kd8 20.
dxc6 dxc6 {Is this a big improvement coming?} 21. c4 $1 (21. Bd3 {
White has only a minimal edge according to Khalifman}) 21... Re8 22. Rxe8+ Nxe8
23. Bd3 {It seems to me that the pawn on c4 improves white's position quite a
bit, a difficult defense is ahead for black, but Josh was worn out and
faltered.} Kc7 $2 (23... Nf6 24. Re1 Be6 25. Nd4 Kd7 26. Nxe6 fxe6 {
A good position for the bishop vs. knight ending.}) 24. Re1 Be6 25. Nc5 Kd6 26.
Nxa6 Ra8 (26... Rc8 27. c5+ Kd7 28. Nb4) 27. cxb5 c5 $2 (27... cxb5 28. Bxb5
Nf6 29. a3 Rc8+ 30. Kd2 Bb3 31. Nb4 {
This move just stops all of black's tricks in most lines.}) 28. Be4 Ra7 29.
Rd1+ Ke7 30. a4 c4 31. Bc2 Nd6 32. Nb4 Ra8 33. Nd5+ Bxd5 34. Rxd5 Rc8 35. Kd2
Ke6 36. Rd4 Ke5 37. Kc3 f5 38. f4+ Ke6 39. Kb4 {
Black can only watch as white plays Bc2-b1-a2 x4} 1-0
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Re: A game to analyse

Postby williamschill » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:19 pm

["Paks GM"]
[ Hungary]
[ "2004]
[Round "6"]
[GM "Nevednichy, Vladislav"]
[FM "Schill, William"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B30"]
[WhiteElo "2538"]
[BlackElo "2298"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Nc3 Qc7 5. O-O Nd4 6. a4 a6 7. Be2 (white's last two moves look artificial )e6 8. d3
Be7 9. Nxd4 cxd4 10. Nb1 O-O 11. Bf3 d5 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Re1 Bf6 14. Nd2 Bd7
15. a5 Bb5 16. Ne4 Be7 17. Ng5 Rfd8 18. Bd2 Rac8 19. Rc1 Ba4? (19... h6 {
I should have driven off the invader first, now the GM threatens to sacrifice
on e6 and I get a little tied up.} 20. Ne4 Ba4) 20. Qe2 Rd6 21. c4 dxc3 22.
bxc3 Bxg5 23. Bxg5 Qxa5 24. c4 Nb4 25. Bd2 Qc5 26. Be3 (26. d4 Rxd4 27. Be3 Nd3
!) 26... Qc7 27. d4 Rdd8 28. Be4 a5 (black has been just hanging on, now things turn) 29. Qh5 f5 30. Bb1 Qf7 31. Qh3 g6 32. Qh4
f4 ! {This had to be seen from a long way off.} 33. Bxf4 Rxd4 34. g3 Rc5 35.
Re4 Rxe4 36. Bxe4 Rc8 37. Qg5 Bc6 38. Bb1 b6 39. h4 Ba8! {this too! the GM looked worried now} 40. Re1
{otherwise Qb7 will hurt} Nc6 41. Rd1 e5 42. Be4 Nd4 43. Qxe5 Nf3+ 44. Bxf3
Bxf3 45. Re1 Bc6 46. Qd6 Re8 47. Rd1?! Qxc4! 48. Kh2 (48. Rc1?? Qxc1+ 49. Bxc1
Re1+ 50. Kh2 Rh1#) 48... Qe4 49. Rg1 Qd5? (49... Rf8!) 50. Qxd5+ Bxd5 51. Bc7
Re2 52. Bxb6 a4 53. Rd1 Bb3 54. Rd3 Re6 55. Bc5 Rc6 56. Ba3 h5 57. Kg2 Kf7 58.
Kf3 Bc2 59. Re3 Rb6 60. Kf4 Rb7 61. Kg5 Kg7 62. Rc3 1/2-1/2
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