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Andriasian,Z (2523) - Nepomniashchy,Ya. (2602) [C03]

Kirishi (6 round) 2007.

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Be7
Such a method of development the king's side has a number of merits. Black wants to receive positions alike with variation of 3... Nf6, but with a white knight on f3. In case of straightforward - 3... Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5. Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 white usually prefer 7.Ne2!.

4. Ngf3
A principal continuation is justly considers 4. Bd3 c5 5.dxc5 Nf6 6. Qe2!?. After 6. Ngf3 dxe4 7. Nxe4 Nxe4 8. Bxe4 Qxd1 + 9. Kxd1 Bxc5 10. Ke2 Nd7 11.a3 Nf6 12. Bd3 a5 13. Bg5 Ke7 14. Rhd1 h6 15. Bxf6 + gxf6 16. Bb5 e5 17.c3 Be6 18.b4 in the third-round game the rivals agreed a draw (Andriasian - Grigoryan, Kirishi 2007).

4... Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6. Bd3 c5 7.c3 b6
Black wants to get rid of light-squared bishops. Another way is 7... Nc6 8.0-0.

One could hinder an immediate exchange of bishops by way of 8. Qe2. In this case Jan is likely to insist on putting his idea into life with 8... a5. It was met one time in his practice 9.0-0 Ba6 10.c4 Nc6 11.cxd5 Bxd3 12. Qxd3 Nb4 13. Qe2 Nxd5 14. Nc4 0-0 15.b3 cxd4 16. Nxd4 Bc5, with Black's good position, Kalashian - Nepomniashchy, Belfort 2005.

8... Ba6 9. Bxa6 Nxa6 10. Re1 b5 11. Qe2
the black queen is obviously out of action. Yan operated more interesting a later encounter 11... c4 12. Nf1 Nc7 13.g3 a5 (it seems to be more precise 13...Nb6!? 14.h4 h6 15. N3h2 Kd7 16. Qg4 Qg8 directing the queen to h7) 14.h4 h6 15. N3h2 Nb6 16. Qg4 Rh7 (as a result of delay at the thirteenth move a rook was forced to occupy a place intended for the queen) 17.h5 Kd7 18. Re3 Qg8 19. Qe2 Rh8 20. Rf3 Ke8 21. Bd2 Qh7 Lastin - Nepomniashchy, Sochi 2007. In spite of unsuccessful result of the last encounter the moving of queen to h7 was obviously to Jan's to taste.

11... c4
An obvious move. Weaker is 11... Nc7, after with drawing a knight from a6 it is already possible 12.dxc5!? Nxc5 13. Nd4 Qd7 14. N2b3 Strauss - Dobosz, Manchester 1980 with somewhat better White's play.

White is obviously afraid of advance b5-b4, but the black pawn being at c4 such a move does look good. It is more logical to hinder the advance by way of 12.b3!?.

12... Nc7 13. Nf1 Nb6!
Jan's experience in the game with Alexander Lastin was evidently of use; Black does not lose in vain and quickly prepares moving the queen to the kingside.

14.g3 h6 15.h4

15... Kd7!
Another step of the thought of earlier plan. However one cannot help from nothing such a move.

16. N3h2 Qg8
Aiming at h7 squire. The black queen will be able from it to hinder the advance of f2-f4-f5 and if needed, have influence on White's queenside along b1-h7 diagonal.

17. Nd2 Qh7!
Afar from its side the black queen feels not bad.

In the reference{link} from native flank the black queen feels not bad.


White chronic weaknesses are being formed ones on the queenside. One must seek play on the other part of a board. It is seen better 18.h5!? Rhc8 19. Ndf1 with a subsequent 20. Ne3.

18... cxb3 19. Nxb3
White probably pitied at that moment that his pawn had gone from the e2 square.

19... Rhc8 20. Rd1 Ke8 21. Rd3 Rab8 22. Nf1

22... Nca8!
Jan obviously is at his best. By a number of original maneuvers this tournament game is out of competition. The black knight goes to the c4 square through an angle of the board!

23. Ne3 Na4 24. Nd1 N8b6 25.f3 Rc7 26. Kg2 Rbc8
Rooks occupied an ideal position.

27. Bd2 a6 28. Ra2 Qg8 29. Na1 Nc4
Here are the knights. What is further on?

30. Bc1 Qh7 31. Nb3 Kf8
White pieces are stuck on the queenside, forced to defend their pawn weaknesses. There is even no talking about the attacks on the kingside. In such a situation Jan considers it possible to bring his king back to usual residence on the kingside.

32. Kh2 Kg8 33. Na1 Na5 34. Bd2 Kh8 35. Nc2 Nc4 36. Bc1 Qg8
The queen returns home from her exile.

37. Nb4 a5 38. Nc2 Qe8 39. Kh3 Ncb6 40. Bd2 Qc6 41. Nce3 Nc4

White has bothered torment. He decides to give away a pawn in order to try having a go at the black king. More stubborn was 42. Nc2. In this case Black evidently had to open the second front and decide f7-f6 advance.

42... Nxa3 43.g4 b4 44.cxb4 axb4 45.f5?!
It was better to include moves 45. Rb3 Rb7 and then alone begin advancing the pawns on the kingside.

45... Qb5!
One excellent moves more. The White's strongest piece will be tied now with defending the rook.

46.f6 b3 47. Rxa3 Bxa3 48.fxg7 + Kxg7 49. Nf5 + Kf8
Quite possible was 49... exf5 50.gxf5 Kh7-+.

50. Qe3
The "b" pawn will be worth a piece as minimum for White, the continuation 50. Bxh6 + Ke8 51. Ng7 + Kd8 prolongs resistance a little.

50... exf5 51. Qxh6 + Ke8 52. Rf3 Qe2 53. Rxf5 Qxd1 White resigned (0-1).

Gorovykh, E (2416) - Kuzubov, Y (2545)

Kirishi (1 round) 2007.

32. Be3!
Nothing threatens a quick end, but Black has the queen under stroke now and he decided to take her away with rate.

32... Qb1 +?
It is hard to defend after this natural move. Necessary is 32... Qb3! 33. Bf1 Bc3 34. Qe2 Be5 in order not to allow the white queen to come to the queenside.

33. Bf1 Qb2?!
Black's light-squared bishop is situated very badly. It was worth trying to improve its position. After 33... Bc8 34. Qa5 Qb7 35. Bf4 Bf8 36. Qd8 Qd7 + Black did not lose forcedly though his position is unpleasant.

34. Qa5 Qf6 35. Qb6 Qe7 36. Bf4 Bf8

In case of 36... Be5 37. Bxe5 dxe5 38.d6 Qd7 39.c5 Bc6 White's pawns would have been stopped, but problems with the king would have begun, in view of 40. Bc4+ Kf6 41. Qb8 with attack.

The White pawn is aiming at a prize squire.

37... Bxd5 38.cxd6 Qb7
After 38... Qf6 39. Qc7 + Kg8 40.d7 Be7 41. Qb8 + Kh7 42. Be5 Qg5 + 43. Kh2 Bd8 44. Qd6 Bg8 sufficient for a victory is 45. Qf8 (more effective 45. Bc4!? Bxc4 46. Qf8 +-) 45... Qe7 46. Qxe7 Bxe7 47. Bc7 +-.

39. Qxb7 + Bxb7 40.d7 Be7
If 40... Ke7, 41. Bd6 ++-.

41. Bc7
Black is losing a piece.

41... g5 42.d8Q Bxd8 43. Bxd8 Kg6 44. Be2 Bd5 45. Kf1 Bc6 46. Ke1 f4
Black resigned (1-0).

Popov, I (2533) - Lintchevski, D (2445)

Kirishi (6 round) 2007.

Safe h2-square refuge is prepared for the White king.

29... e5
Black cannot accept a passive 29... Ke7.

An excellent reply. Black's queen turns out to be cut off from the place of the main events. A bishop ending, after 30.fxe5 Qxe5 + 31. Qxe5 fxe5 32. Kh4 Bf5 = Should be a draw.

30... Bxf5?

It is worth deciding for 30... h5!?. After 31.Be4 Qb4! = or 31. Qh6 Qe1 + 32. Kh2 Qh4! = Black holds on. In case of 31.c3 the queen can be involved into play by way of 31... e4! 32. Bxe4 Bxf5.

31. Qxh6 Qe1 + 32. Kh2 Bxc2?!
Last chance for successful defense was 32... Ke7 33. Qg7 + Ke6 34. Qxb7 Be4 35. Bh5 Qf2. In this case white had to realize on extra pawn in a queen ending 36. Qf7 + Kd6 37. Bf3! Bxf3 38. Qxf6 + Kd7 39. Qxf3 Qxc2 40. Qf7 + Kd6 41.h4 +.

33. Qxf6 + Kc7 34. Qe7 + Kb6

It threatens 36. Qd8 + Ka6 37.Qa5#, and also 36. Qc5 + Kc7 37. Qxc2 +- as well.

35... Qd2
A bishop cannot be saved with 35... Bxa4 because of 36. Qd8 + Kb5 37. Qa5 ++-.

36. Qxe5 Qxb4 37.a5 +!
One blow more.

37... Ka6
If 37... Qxa5, 38. Qb2 ++-.

38. Be2 + b5 39.axb6 + Kxb6 40. Qb8 + Black resigned (1-0).

На верхupdate 13-07-2007 

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