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Table of contents: # 6, 2008
Our supporters:............................................................................................................ 3 News............................................................................................................................ 4 Games ......................................................................................................................... 8 (01) Cheparinov,Ivan (2695) - Bu,Xiangzhi (2708) [B90] ......................................... 8 (02) Dzagnidze,N (2443) - Schlosser,P (2563) [E35] ............................................... 9 (03) Bu,Xiangzhi (2708) - Cheparinov,Ivan (2695) [D45] ....................................... 11 (04) Socko,Bartosz (2644) - Macak,Stefan (2342) [E15]........................................ 13 (05) Ivanchuk,Vassily (2740) - Bu,Xiangzhi (2708) [A11] ....................................... 15 (06) Kramnik,Vladimir (2788) - Navara,David (2672) [E04] .................................... 16 (07) Navara,David (2672) - Kramnik,Vladimir (2788) [C43].................................... 17 (08) Kramnik,Vladimir (2788) - Navara,David (2672) [A37] .................................... 18 (09) Navara,David (2672) - Kramnik,Vladimir (2788) [E46] .................................... 19 (10) Negi,Parimarjan (2514) - Stefansson,Hannes (2583) [C91]............................ 21 Make Every Play for a Reason .................................................................................. 29 Editorial staff: ............................................................................................................. 33


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8-18 v 2008 1 1. *4th M-Tel Masters Sofia* (BUL).chesszone. Topalov also scored a fine 6. 2008 http://www. Cheparinov only lost a few points in finishing with 4/10. Ivanchuk. Veselin g BUL 2767 0 3.© ChessZone Magazine #6. Vassily g UKR 2740 * 2. 4 = 1 = 1 * = = * 0 0 0 = XX (2738) 5 6 1 1 = 1 = 1 1 0 1 1 = = 1 = 1 * 1 1 = = 0 * * = = = = = * * * = = 0 = = = * = 0 1 0 8 6. 4 . Teimour Radjabov was a further point behind.6th May 2008. Wang Yue and Magnus Carlsen shared first place on 8/11. Levon g ARM 2763 0 2 1 * = 0 0 0 3 1 = * = = = cat.5/10 to finish a point and a half behind. Aronian.5 4 3 3 2977 2841 2770 2673 2594 2583 FIDE GP Baku AZE 2008 The 1st FIDE Grand Prix took place in Baku. Vugar Gashimov. Radjabov. The event was a 10 round double round robin with a 5 hour time control. Topalov.5 5. Teimour g AZE 2751 0 4. Azerbaijan 20th April .org News M-Tel Masters 2008 M-Tel Masters took place 7th-18th May 2008 in the Central Military Club in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Ivanchuk secured first place with a massive 8/10 score. He started with 5/5 in the first half. Cheparinov. Ivan g BUL 2696 0 5. World number 6 Levon Aronian had a catastrophic 3/10 score in finishing joint last with Bu Xiangzhi. Bu Xiangzhi g CHN 2708 0 6. He slowed down with four draws in the second half before destroying Cheparinov with the black pieces in the final round.

5 4 10 18 GM Korchnoi Viktor 2598 SUI 5.25 32.5 29.5 32.50 32.org 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Gashimov.0 31.5 33.5 24.0/13 5.75 45.5 4 8 5 GM Jobava Baadur 2658 GEO 5.5/13 7.5/13 5.E Inarkiev.0 27.T Kamsky.50 38.A Adams.25 35.5 25.0/13 7.0 24.00 37. III President's Cup.Sergey Cheparinov.0 23.5/13 6. La Habana The 43rd Torneo Capablanca In Memoriam took place in La Habana (Cuba) 8th .5 25.5 28.S Grischuk.P Radjabov. Baku The III President's Cup takes place 11th-21st May 2008 in Baku.5 32.5 24.5 30.5 5 4 1 GM Milov Vadim 2690 SUI 5.G Karjakin.50 38.5/13 5.5 4 9 13 GM Lastin Alexander 2622 RUS 5.0 24.5 30.0 28.0 5 11 16 GM Mamedov Rauf 2617 AZE 5.© ChessZone Magazine #6.5 33.D Bacrot. 2008 http://www.0 29. Top seed Lenier Dominguez Perez took clear first with 6/9.5 33.0/13 8.5 31.0 4 etc.5/13 6.5 27.5 24.0 28.5 4 13 14 GM Malakhatko Vadim 2621 BEL 5.0 5 5 10 GM Guseinov Gadir 2625 AZE 5.0/13 5.5-2.5 to win the Cez Chess Trophy.5 5 6 19 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej 2582 BLR 5. category 15 average 2602.Mi Svidler.5 30.5 28.chesszone.M Mamedyarov.0 26.5 29.25 Cez Chess Trophy Vladimir Kramnik beat David Navara 5.50 50.0 27.0 24.75 41. Azerbaijan dedicated to the memory of Haydar Aliyev has a prize fund of $85000.5 29.0 24.V Wang Yue Carlsen.50 49.5 25. 5 .0 23.0 5 3 32 GM Guliev Sarhan 2487 AZE 6. 11-21 v 2008 Leading Round 7 Standings 1 9 GM Najer Evgeniy 2627 RUS 6.5 4 12 21 GM Timman Jan H 2565 NED 5.E 2679 2689 2765 2752 2716 2729 2746 2751 2726 2732 2696 2672 2705 2684 +122 +112 +30 +16 +55 -12 -30 -63 -36 -42 -30 -5 -68 -45 1 * ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 2 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 3 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 4 ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 0 1 5 1 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 6 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 0 0 ½ ½ 7 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 8 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 0 ½ 9 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 0 2 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1 3 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 4 ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 0 0 * 8.0/13 6.5 27.5 27.5/13 6. *III President's Cup Baku* (AZE).I Navara.5 4 7 12 GM Gelashvili Tamaz 2622 GEO 5.0/13 51.5 30. The match of 8 games in rapid chess was the main event of the festival CEZ CHESS TROPHY 2008 and will take place in the Czech Republic in Prague 14th-18th May 2008.5 21.5 31.0/13 6.0/13 8. Capablanca Memorial 2008.75 35.00 39.5 6 2 28 GM Abbasov Farid 2528 AZE 6.17th May 2008.00 48.

Morozevich. Hungary. 6. Holden Tiviakov. Borki Sokolov.5 2602 4 2567 3. Lenier Movsesian. 4. Jesus Quezada Perez. 12-18 v 2008 1. Farrukh Khenkin.© ChessZone Magazine #6. 2. Yuniesky Arencibia Rodriguez. 5. 5.5. Spain. *ch-Moscow Moscow RUS* (RUS). 10. XVIII (2695) 1 2 3 4 5 6 * * = = 1 = 1 = 1 1 = 1 7. 2.5 2684 5 2652 4. XV (2605) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 * = = = = 1 1 = 1 = = * = = = = 1 = = = * = = = = 1 = = = * = = = 1 = = = = * = = = 0 = = = = * = = 0 0 = = = = * = = = 0 0 = = = * 0 0 0 1 = = = = = = = 0 = 0 0 = 1 1 0 = = = = * = = = 1 = 1 1 = = * 6 2719 5. 3. Evgeny E Gabrielian. 4. Radoslaw Nogueiras Santiago. 6. 8. *GMA Sarajevo BIH* (BIH). XI 7 8 1 1 1 1 = 1 = 1 = 1 = 1 * 1 0 * (2516) 5 4.5-1. 9.5 2601 4.5 2532 3 2479 The Final tournament of the Moscow Chess Championship took place 12th-18th May 2008. Andrei Rychagov.5 3 0 2665 2614 2568 2560 2558 2508 2478 Moscow Championship Bosnia Sarajevo The traditional Bosnia Sarajevo tournament took place 23rd May . Igor Hernandez Carmenates. 3. Artur Rustemov. Artyom Predojevic. 4. Leko . Boris Vorobiov. Lazaro g CUB g TJK g GER g CUB g NED g POL g CUB g CUB g CUB g CUB 2695 2649 2609 2568 2635 2625 2559 2567 2534 2608 cat. 3. 23 v-2 vi 2008 1.5 2872 = = * * = = 0 0 0 = = = 0 0 = = 0 = = 0 = = * = = = * = = 0 = 1 1 = = = 6 = * = = = * = 0 = = * = = = * 0 = = = * 1 1 1 * 5 4. Boris Savchenko took clear first with 5/7. Dominguez Perez.Carlsen Match Magistral Ciudad de Leon 6 . 8.June 2nd 2008 in Leon. 7. Alexander Deviatkin.2nd June 2008. Walter Bruzon Batista.chesszone. Sergei Timofeev. Alexander Dominguez Perez. Ivan NED g RUS g CUB g g g g SVK RUS BIH NED 2774 2695 2695 2664 2651 2690 cat. 2008 http://www. Vassily Ivanchuk won the final 2.5 2529 3. 7.5/10.5 4 4 4 3. Magnus Carlsen won the match 5-3. Alexej g g m g m g m m RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS 2569 2536 2494 2552 2568 2565 2426 2414 1 * = 1 = 0 0 0 0 2 = * 0 = 1 = 0 0 3 0 1 * = = = = 0 4 = = = * = = = 0 5 1 0 = = * = = 0 6 1 = = = = * = 0 cat. The 21st edition of the "Magistral Ciudad de Leon" took place May 29th .5 2680 5. Alexander Morozevich finished clear first with 7. 6. Sergei Wojtaszek. Lenier Amonatov.5 4 3 2766 2694 2665 2631 2546 There was an 8 game rapid match between Peter Leko and Magnus Carlsen 28th May 1st June 2008 in Miskolc. Andrey Konovalov.org *43rd Capablanca Memorial Havana CUB* (CUB). 2. 8-17 v 2008 1. 5. Savchenko. Nikolay Gorbatov.

A Khalifman.A Mecking.25 20. 4.00 19.chesscenter. Anatoly Korchnoi.0/10 5.50 26.com http://www.chessbase. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Short.50 25.00 25. There was a four way tie on 9/14 with Pavel Tregubov taking first on tie-break from Yuri Drozdovskij. Viktor Beim.chesszone.0/10 5.org The 4th Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup took place in Odessa 30th May .chesspro.00 24. Valery Golubev.crestbook.5 2439 The King's Tournament took place in Bazna.html 3) ChessPro.0/10 5.A Vaganian. Tregubov.0/10 King's Tournament 2008 26.0/10 4.com 5) Chessbase.ru 4) CrestBook. 3.00 Sources: 1) http://www. 7.5/10 5.00 23.5 2686 = * * 0 = 1 0 4 2456 0 1 = * * = 1 4 2467 0 0 1 = 0 * * 3. 30 v-1 vi 2008 1. Boris Gelfand and Ruslan Ponomariov.J 2660 2523 2537 2487 2641 2628 2565 2483 2617 2596 2565 +51 +89 +74 +94 -74 -60 +8 +98 -118 -95 -61 1 * ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ 2 ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 3 1 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 4 ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 5 ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 6 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 7 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ * 1 0 ½ 0 8 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 0 9 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ * ½ 1 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 0 0 * 7.com 2) The Week In Chess http://www.0/10 4.com http://www. 8.0/10 4.And1 Timman.2nd June 2008.0/10 5.N Portisch.© ChessZone Magazine #6. 2008 http://www.com 7 .L Andersson.U Suba. 6.com/twic/twic. Mikhail cat.5/10 5. Romania 24th May . Nigel Short finished clear first with 7/10.0/10 5.M Beliavsky.H Murariu. Ruslan Karpov. Yuri Gelfand. They were half a point clear of Anatoly Karpov.R Sokolov. XV (2613) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 g RUS 2629 * * = 1 0 = = 1 1 = = = 1 1 1 0 9 g UKR 2581 = 0 * * 1 = = 1 = g ISR 2723 1 = 0 = * * = 0 1 g UKR 2719 = 0 = 0 = 1 * * = g RUS 2655 0 = = = 0 = = 1 * g SUI 2598 = = 0 = 0 = 0 0 0 g AUT 2523 0 0 0 = = 0 0 0 0 g UKR 2474 0 1 = 0 0 0 0 0 = = 1 = 1 = = 1 9 = 1 = = 1 1 1 9 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 4th Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup 2712 2719 2699 2699 * 1 = 1 1 = 1 8.e3e5. 5. 2.00 20. *4th Pivdenny Bank Cup Odessa* (UKR).00 25.4th June 2008. Boris Ponomariov.ru http://www. Pavel V Drozdovskij.

g4 d5 15.Bxf6+ Kxf6 27..Rxf1 Rd2) 27.g5 Nh5 16.c4 Rxb5 (RR 18. RR 8 .Rb5 1– Bg5 26.Na6 15..Nc3 a) RR 20.b4 Qa7 (RR 25.Qd4 Ra4 33.a4 13.Qe5 d4 34.Be3 English attack is the most popular weapon against Naydorf's variant 6.h4 Qf7 19.Rxd7 Rxd7 (RR 23. 20.Qc2 Rd3 28..Be3 Nd4 29.Ke2 Qxc2+ 36.g5 b4 13.Nc4 (RR 23.Nxa4 a) RR 22.Qe2 (RR 18....Bxc7 Rxc7 27.Nxf6+ Bxf6 27.Nb3 [more positional way is 7.Bxa4 Bc4 24.Kb1 Rd8) 14.Nxa4 23..fxe4 Qxe4 28.Qe2 (RR 21.Nc1 Bf8 28.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Bb6 Nd7 16.0–0–0 a5 it is very aggressive alternative than ¥bd7. 08.Be6 26.e4 c5 2...org Games (01) Cheparinov....f3 Be6 9.d5 14.F (2558)Volokitin..Qxa8 Rxa8 21.Bc5 44.Qe2 a4 13..Bd3 Qb7 26.Qxc4 Qf2 26.Qxe5 Re8 34.Qc8 12.chesszone..Be7 8.cxb3 a4 17.Ivan (2695) Bu.Bb6 d5 26.Bb6 Qxb6 (RR 24..b4 (RR 20.Bxb5 Rfc8 21.Rhe1 Rac8 30.Qb8 20.e5 [That's a quite different game with 6...g5 Nh5 15..Bxa4 f6 23.Qc6 25.cxb5 Qc4) 20.e6 f2 37.f4 a5 15.Bxd7 24.Rd1 Rxe3 23..Kc2 g6 47.Nxd1 g6.Qb4 Bxa2+ 30.exd5 Koepke.Nb6 (RR 20.Bxb6 Qxb6 22.gxf6 Nxf6 17..Nb3 Rac8) 16.Bb3 (2671)/ Germany 2007/CBM 118 (47) Bxb3 26.Qd3) 18.Qe1 Bu has alraedy played this position against Ukrainian GM Sergey Karjakin it being known that it was successfully [11.Bxf4 Be6 22.a4 RR 12. RR 14.Bg5 Qc7 18.h4 Ne6 25.. 2008 http://www.Qxa4 22.N1e2 Rc5 22.Qd5 Rxa2 20.Ne4 Nc6) 14.Rxe4 Bc5 36...Qe2 Nc5 21.Qc8+ Bf8 30.Nf3 d6 3.g5 d4) 15.h6 Qa6 27.Rd8) 27.P (2750)-Bu Xiangzhi (2671)/ Germany 2007/CBM 118) 13....© ChessZone Magazine #6.Qg4 Nf4 21.S (2732)-Bu Xiangzhi (2708)/Dagomys RUS 2008/The Week in Chess 700] 11.c3 (RR 27.Kc1 d5 32.Nc6 (12.Bxd4 exd4 28.Qf2 Qa5 25.Qg1) 25..Rc1 Rac8 23.Qd2 0–0 recently this move is more popular than [9.Nxa4 d4 17.Ne4 Bc4 (RR 18.Kb1 f5 16..Rd4 27.Bd3 Bc5) 15.M]/0–1 (37) (RR 26.Nb6 (RR 25..Qa5) 25.Nf6 21.Qe2 0 Svidler.P (2728)/Morelia/ Linares 2007/CBM 117/[Marin..D (2453)/Plovdiv BUL 2008/ The Week in Chess 703/0–1 (41)) 12.g4 Rc8 15.Bb5 Nc7 17.b6 Bxe7 40.Bc4© ½–½ Nijboer.Bxe5 1.. b) RR 22.g4 Nb6..Rd1 Rxd1+ 23.Nc3 Be6.e4 (RR 26.exd6 Bxd6 33.Ne4 Bxe4 18.Bxd7 Qxc2+ 25.Rxb5 21.Rf5 Rb8 45.Re1 Bxh2) 26..Qf2 (RR Bxb5 31.Bd3 Qc7 17.Rxd5 Bxd5 24.C (2296)-Berczes.Bxa4 Qb8 14.d5 16.Bg5 Qe8 18.Nbd7 but it turn out a just a transposition] 10.b3 Qa5 21.Rc3) 21.Bxd4 cxd4 28.Be3.exd5 Nxd5 16.Nxd5 (RR 17.d4 cxd4 4..Qxf1+ 27.Na6 12. Rustam] Nf6 17.Qxe5 13..Qxb5 Bc4 19.2008 25.Nd2 Nbd7 (RR 13..bxa4 Nc3+ 23..... c) RR 20.Nxc5 bxc5 22..Nc3 a6 6.Rxe8+ Rxe8 24.g4 Nb4 14.. which is used by top GM's sometimes [10..cxb5 Ra8 22.Qd7 Rc7 20.Qxe3 Qc7 20..Bf2 b6 19..Nxa4 Ra5 18..Nc1 b5 20.Be4 Bb4 46..Qc3 Qxc3 23.Qc7 [RR 11.. RR 25.Bxg5 f6 22.Nc4 Qxb5) 21.Xiangzhi (2708) [B90] 4th M-Tel Masters Sofia BUL.exd5 Nxd5 16.Ng3 Bd8 22.Be6 19.g4 d5 16..Ka1 Bxd7 Leko.P (2750)-Bu Xiangzhi 22.Be3 Bf6 24.e6] 7.Bxc4 24.c4² 1–0 Svidler.Nxf6 Bxf6 26.Qg3 Qc7 20.exd5 (RR 16.Nxd5 Rxd5 23.cxb5 f4 32.Kb1 (RR 14..fxe4 Nf6 19.Bg5 Rac8 22....Nb3 Rxb5 21.Bxe6 fxe6 20.Rxd8 22.h4 b5 25.h5 Qb7 26.Bxd5 18.Qe7+) 24.Nxd5 Bxd5 16..Qc5 Qb8.Bb5 Nc5 15.Qd2 Kh8 24.f4 f5 29...Bb5 is the most popular move 11..Rc1 Kf7 39..Nf3] 7.Nxa4 Qa5 25.Bc4 Rxa5 28.Nxc3 Rxa3 24.Nb5 Rdb8 29.Ng5 Bxg5 21..Qc7 19.f5 Bxb3 16. 22.Nxe3 19.Qf2 Nd5 22.Rd8) 23.Bxf6 Be6 28.Qf1 Qd2 (RR Rfe8 38.bxa5 Rd5 27..Qg1 Rxc3 23.Rc1 f5) RR 26.exd5 Nxd5 [Khustnutdinov.Rxf2+ Kg8 42.Bxc4 (RR 23.a3 (RR 12..Be3 R5c7 26.Ne4 Be6 20.fxe5 Rc8 24.Nxa4 Qc7) 21....Nde4 N7b6.Nb6 21.P (2749)-Svidler..Rd3 Nf6 (RR 20.Qe4 Qxe4 35.Bb3+ Kg7 25. b) RR 20..g4 b5 12.Bc1 27.Qd4 Qa3 29..h4 h6 21.e7 26.cxb5 Qa8 20.Nbd7 there is the latest example 11..cxb3 Qb5 27.Bd7 24..g4 Rd8 15.Kb1 Nc7 14..Nxd5 Bxd5 17.bxa4 Rxa4 18.Nde4) 19.Rxd8+ (RR 21.Qh4+ Kg7 28.Rd8 (RR 14. RR 21.Ne2 Ne8 14.Rxd8+ Qxd8.A (2684)/Plovdiv BUL 2008/The Week in Chess 704 (58)] 11..Rd1 Qa5) 23.Nxa2 Qxa2+ 31.Nb6 Bg5) 41..Qc3 (RR 19.Kb1 Qa8 19.Bh6 g6 21..Kd2 Qb2 35.Rf1 Bd6 26..b3 Qa5) 27.Bxc4 Qxc4 20.g5 Rf8 26..Bb5 (RR 15.Na8 Qd5 29.Qf3 Qe5.e5 f3 24.Nxd5 17.Qc6 25.Rd2 d3+ 0–1 Karjakin.Bxb6 Qxb6 23..Bb6 Nd7 18.b7 Rb8 43.Qc3 Qb5 21..Ng5) 19..Nc3 Rd2 27.bxc3 exf4 24.Kb2 Nxe2) 17.d5 15.05.Qf2 Nc4.Qe1 Qxg2) 19.Rd1) 21.Kb1 Nxb5 18..

.Qxb6 Qb4? Diagram XABCDEFGHY 8r+r+-+k+( 7+psn-vlpzpp' 6-wQ-zp-+-+& 5zp-+-zp-+-% 4Pwq-+P+P+$ 3+NsNR+P+-# 2-zPP+-+-zP" 1+K+-+-+R! xabcdefghy 9 is also a second.Rd5 Nb6 24..Qxc6 bxc6 25...Rxd6 Qc4©] 18.Ng3 Kf7 48.© ChessZone Magazine #6.Nd2! Qc7 21..Rd5± [Of course.a4 Rfb8 18.Rxd6 b5„) 18.Nbd7 13.25) given by computer 34..Ne6 to keep up an effort] 21.Qb5 Qc7 19..Bg5? 37.c4 black are almost in the stalls 36. thought is insufferably to endure more.Rxb4 [for 26.. 18.Bb5 Rb4 29..Qf1 Qc6 16. On the one hand white wants to move ¦d3-c3 on the other extremely defends c3-square from a possible sacrifice (when knight will returns to this square) Also it will be possible to be double rooks on line "d" in perspective.Qf2 b5) 22.Rh7+ Ke6 46.Qc2 c5 11.Rb8 Rcb1 [it is hopless completely 53.Nxd6 Bxd6 19.Ne2 Nbd7 10.Qxc6 (22.Qa3 d5 19.Kf7 54...Rd3+-] 54.Rc7 26..Nb5 Qc6 13..b4 Rxe5 0–1 Andreev.Bg5 Bb7 8....Nc3 cxd4 13.g4 Bxb5 16.Nc3 (18.Rh7+ Ke6 49.Nf5 Rd7 36.Qc4 19.Rb5! and now we have classical endgame with bad bishop against good knight 25.Qc4!? would be more interesting 18..Qc2 d5 It's one from three main moves [Another two are 4.exf5? Rf8] 29..Rd3! it is very forcefull multipurpose move..Nxd6 Bxd6 21.Bxe8 Rxe8 32..Rxb4 d5] 26.Ne3 Black's position is very difficult because rooks and bishop are passive and pawns d6 and b7 are weak in spite of very optimistic estimate (0.Nc1 the pawn will be lost too] 26.Nc3 Bb4 4.0–0 5.Kc3 Rb5 33.05.Rb7 Rea1 50...a3± there are no compensation for a pawn] 17.Rb7] 46..Rxa8 Rxa8 27.f5 the passive game is a reason of failure... however exchange of bishops weakens light squares in the black's camp 15. more serious step there [21.R (2553)/Moscow 2005/CBM 106/1–0 (44)] 14.Rxd4 Rac8 14.Nc1 there is planned move 26.Re1 47..c4 e6 3.d4 Nf6 2.a4 Nb6 17..Nxb5 Qxa4 20..Rd3 Kf7 55.Nxd6+ Bxd6+ 55..Bb6 Nxb6?! It's the first step to dawnfall [should have been 20..d5 there is 27...Rxd6 Rcb1 56.Rxd5 Rxa4 25.Kb1 Rfc8 20.Rd2 Bf8 21.Ra4 38.b3 Ra8 40.Kb1 Bc4 it will be difficult to play without that move because white bishop paralizes the black's game on queen's side.Nd5 Nxd5 24.Rg3 Bf8 41..Qxh5 exd4 ..2008 [Khustnutdinov..b5 19.Bc6 c4 30.g5! Rc6 20.Qxe5 dxc3 23..Rb5! and already white has extra pawn] 27.Rd1 it is necessary to observe permanently d5-square 27..Rbd3 Be7 39.Qf2 impeding the maneuver ¥b6-c4 13.Qxb4! computer will be never understand this decision 22.Nc4 Ke6 34.Qd1 e5 17.b3 Qb7 22.Rd6 Rxa4 28.Rc5 27.axb5±] 20.Bb5 by now the threat a5a4 was quite feasible.Nb5 Rc5 15. [it's dangerous to take pawn 12. 11.Bxc4 Qxc4 15. Rustam] 1..Qxc3 Qe7 24.Nc3 Qd7 17.Bh4 Rh5 16.Nc1 Ne8 22.a4 Ne8?! [17.e5 Ne8 31.Rg4 Rda7 44.Na5 Rca8] 31. Further effect is to crush the enemy 44.Bc4 14.Kb2 it is just the right time to include a king for fighting ..Rxh4+There are another pawn and winning position.e3 d6 9..Bc5 Bxc5 20..Kc3 Rc1+ 52.Nc5] 12.Qc4 17...bxc6 23.. don't give a chance to black for contra game after 29..Qxc5 d4 21.Ra1 45.Kxb2 c5 27.b6 [36.Na5 Rc7 33.Nd2²] 22.Ra7 Bu preferred to give it immediately [after 25.Rfc8N [RR 13.Nxa5 Qc8 14.Rxd6 a4 19.Rxa5 Nc4 26... Little by little white will lead ¥ to d5 and exchange both pair of rooks to force through to queen side 28.c3 [31.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Rd4 Qa3+ 25.Rg6+ Kf7 43.E (2459)-Iskusnyh.Nxc6 bxc6 16.S (2599)Wojtaszek.b5 there is a powerful answer 20.Qb2 Qxb2+ 26.b3 Karjakin.org 11..chesszone.Nc1 Rb8 28.Rhd1 Qc6 22.Rd3 Nd7 23.Nxd6 Bxd6 18.Rxc6 Qxc6 21.Nc3 Nc7 [now against 19.Bxb6 Qxb6 18..Qc6 22.a4 12.fxe4 Kf7 31..h5 32. 42..gxf5 gxf5 29.Kb4 Rb2 53..g6 [it's important that for 26.h4 hastens the way to the death..fxe4 30...Rh8 [or more exactly 46.Qxc3 b6 7.P (2563) [E35] Kaupthing Open Differdange LUX (2). 2008 http://www.S (2520)/Saratov 2006/EXT 2008] 12.he moves to b4-square and on occasion to run to b6-pawn 41.Bd8 35.N (2443) Schlosser...Rb3! there is one more reasonable move 37..Qb4 Nc6 15.Nxb5 Qc6 [after "active" 16.c5+-] 37.axb4 23.Nf5 R8a2+ 51.Rd1 Qe7 12...Rf3 Good job by Cheparinov 1–0 (02) Dzagnidze.

Qd4 Rxc5 ½–½ Gonda.Be5) 16.Qxd3 Re8+ 18.Nf3 Bxf3 16.Bd3 Nd7 14.Bd3 Nxc3!? 14..Qxd4 Nc6 12....a3 Bxc3+ 15..b3 Nd7 23..f3 Ba4 17..e3 Bb7 10.Y (2552)-Rodshtein.b4 Nxb4 12.. 11.B (2658)/Sochi 2007/CBM 118 (31)] 7.Ne2? Ndxc5?µ) 14.Ne4 7.Bh4 The most aggressive [reliable 7.Rab1= ½–½ Rychagov.0–0 Rc2 19.Na4 Nxa4 17..Nd2 Nxc3 13.a3 Bxc5 7.Qxb2 Qc5 26.Bxe7 Qxe7 14.Qd1 c3 24..Qc3 Qxc3 25.dxc5 Rxc5 17.e3 Rfc8 13.bxc3 Rxb8 12.dxc5 0–0 6.exd4 Nxd3+ 17..Bb5+ Kd8 18.Bd3 Ke7 17.Qxc3 Bxd3! Diagram 10 .Nd4 Bd7 16.G (2235)-Magalotti.f3 Nxg3 15.Qb2²..Nxc6 Bxc6 17.Be5 f6 12.Nxf3+ 17.bxc3 Bf5 13.Nd4 Ndxc5 17.M (2729)/Baku AZE 2008/The Week in Chess 704 (56)] 5.Nxd4 Rc8 19...Bh7+ Kg7 Nxc5 15.Be7 Re8 19.Bb4 c5 20.Bd3 [for 12.Rxd3 Qf5 17.Qxc3 g5 10.. RR 11..Bd3 (10.Bxb8 Bxc3+ 11.Qxb6 Nxb6 22.Bd6 (14.e3 Qf6 13.Rxc6 Rb2+ 23..A (2571)-Jobava.h4 11.Nd2 Nf6 19.Bg4 15.a3 Bxc3+ 12.Nf3 Qxc3+ 15.e4 Nxe4 18.Qxc3 Nd7 12.Nc6 is the transposition only] 9.Nd7 12.Qe4 Bxc3 20.Qb3 Qb6 21..Qxb5 Nd4 21.V (2729)/Sochi 2007/CBM 118 (79)] 5.G (2805)-Short.a3) 12.Qb5 a6 20.Rd1 Qf5 18..Bxb2© 1–0 Carlsen.Kf2 0–0–0 16.Bd3 Bd7 16..a3 Be6 15.e3 Rc8 14. 4.© ChessZone Magazine #6.Bd7 12.Qxd3 c5 15.0–0 h6 12.Bf5 13. however with not bad results 7.bxc3 b6 21.chesszone.Bb5+ Nc6 (RR 11.Bxe4 Nxe5 14..Rb5 Qa3 16.dxc5 Nc6 9.Nf3 g4 (15.Bg6 15.0–0 Bxc3 14.Qb3 h4 23.bxc3 Bxc3 14.Qf6 12..Qa4 Bf5 13.Bd3 Be4 20.Bd3 Nxc5 14.e3 Qa5+ 11.Rc1N interesting new development is overprotection of problem point c3 [it's used before 11.Ne1 Nf6= 0–1 Bocharov..dxc5 [After classical game the move 8.d5 Na6 14.b4 Rfd8 16.cxd5 [lead to more complicated position 5.bxc3 Nd7 14..Nf3 Nd7 20.g5 [8.Kd2 Na4 18.Qb3 Bxc3+ 11.Qxd3 dxc4 23.Bb5+ Bd7 11.Bb5+ Kf8 14..Bb5 Nxc3 (12.E (2637)/Dresden 2007/CBM 118 (41)] 8.PBotvinnik.Qb5 Qd6 16.Nd4 Bd7 20...Ndxc5 16.Qxd3 Rc8 17.M 12.Qa5 11.f3 Bxc3+ 13.Bd3 Bxc3+ 13.bxc3 Qxc3+ 15.Rd1 Qe6 16.exd5 6.Rb1 Qxc5 15.Kb1 Bxd3+ 16.Nxc3 Be6 Falchetta.Kb1 Nb4 0–1 Keres.T (2560)Sutovsky.Bxd5 (RR 14.a3 Bxc3+ 6.cxd5 exd5 10.Nf3 doesn't promise a lot .Bxf3 (RR 16.Bxf6 0–0 17.Bxf6 Qxf6 8.M (2765)Adams.c4 Bxb5 18.e3 [10.Bg5 b6 9.Ra2 Nce5 21.org 18.axb4 Qxa1 13.h4 g4) Gashimov..Qxc3 for instance 6.Bb5+ Kf8 14.N (2655)/London 1993/CBM 036/[Ftacnik] RR 18.Rd1 b5 20.gxf3 Rac8 18.hxg3 Bxd3 16....Nge2! Ndxc5 13..E (2653)/Sochi 2006/CBM 111 ext (57)) 10.Be2 Be7 11.D (2614)Ivanchuk.Qb3 d6 17.Be5 0–0 12.Bh4 Nh5 13.Rxc8+ Bxc8 22...Bf5!? with approximate version 12.Rfd1 Nf6 15.f4 Qxc3.Nxc3 Be6 15.M (2654)-Najer..Qxc3 Nxc3 16.Bxd7+ Nxd7 15..Bxc6+ bxc6 14..Qc2 c5 8.c5 [it is used very seldom..Rfd1 Nc5 25.Bg3 cxd4 11..Qd3 Nc2+ 22.Re1 Rh6µ 0–1 Kobalia.Nc6 11.Rb3 Bxd2+ 17.a3 Bf5 10.Bxe5 Qxe5 24.Qxd2 Qa5] 11.Bg5 h6 7.Rhc1 Be6 19.Bd3 d4 16. 2008 http://www.Nf3 Qa5 (RR 11.Qe2 Rac8 18.Bg3 Ne4 10...Ka1 0–0 19.H (2214)- Bxc3+ 14.Rxc5 19.Rxc3±] 12.0–0 13.e3 h5 10.Qxa4 Be7 18.Bg3 Ne4 9.com INT 2006/CBM 114 ext (36)] 10.hxg3 Qe7 15..c6 bxc6 21.0–0 9.Bxc3 Qxd5 16.Nf3 it is possible to be so beautiful variant there like 12.Nf3 Nc6 8.Bxe4 dxe4 13..Qb3 cxb2 25.Qf6 is very rare move [Main way of fight is 10.Nc6 the most logical for black is to continue to develop pieces [deserved attention the 11.0–0–0 has gone out of fashion abruptly due to 8..Rc2 Rhb8= ½–½ Drozdovskij.bxc3 0–0 15...a4= ½–½ Lysyj.a3 Bxc3+ 14.b4 h5 19.Qb2 Qxb2 18.gxf3 Rac8) 16.Nge2 12.Nge2 b6) 14.0–0 Bxd3 22...Bc3 Be6ƒ 0–1 Kotanjian.Nxc6+ Bxc6 22.L (2507)-Saric.f3 Kf8 20.0–0 Rc8 16.b4 Nxc3 16.Nge2 a6 13.Bxc3 9..cxb5 Rac8= 0–1 Lahlum.Bxc5 Nxc5 19..bxc3 (2494)/playchess.Bd3 Qd7 15.Qd1 d5 21.0–0 ½–½ Kasparov.c5 5.A (2205)/Forli 1991/EXT 1997/½–½ (36).I (2593)-Le Quang Liem (2540)/Moscow RUS 2008/The Week in Chess 693 (64).V (2655)/Tromsoe 2007/CBM 119 ext (47)) 13.position became too simpler 8.Bd3 Nc6 13. RR 10.h3 Nd7 18.Rac1 Ne5 21.Bxd7+ Nxd7 13.Ne2 a6 15.g5 8.M/Leningrad/Moscow 1941/HCL] 8.Bd3 Bxd3 14.Qxc3 Qxc3+ 17.Nd4 R2c3 24.A (2438)/Nova Gorica SLO 2008/The Week in Chess 691] 11.bxc3 Nxg3 14.

] 4.Bxh8 Bd3µ] 17.Qxd3 Bf5?! is an invitation to complications however they provided to be advantageous for white [carefully 14.Nd4 Bxc3+ 17.Qxc6 Qf7 23..Bxc3+ compelling to take by pawn 13..Qe6 18...Nf3 0–0 8..Qxd5 Rd8ƒ] 15.Nd2 Qh6 14.b3 Artur Jussupow's move 5.a4 f6 16.Bxc6 Bxc6 22...c5 Bc7 17.E (2641)-Ovetchkin.e4 b5 13.Nxc3 Bxf1 21...Nf3 Qe7 8.Qf5] 15.Nbd7 [probably Ivan didn't want to repeat the variant 5.Rae1 Be8 22.Ba3 a6 20.Bxb5 Qg7 20.Qb8+ Kd7 24.d4 c6 4.Rxc6! Diagram it's K. however it would be more stubborn [15.Qa4 black must be dead little by little] 20.V (2590)-Zvjaginsev.Nexd4 Bb7 17.0–0 ½–½ Malaniuk.Bb4 Qe6 28.Rf3 ½–½ Tomashevsky.Rac1 g5 13.Bxc3 f5 11.Ne5 Nf6 12.c4 e6 2.Bxc3 it's hard to discuss this move even through [19.axb5 axb5 25.Bd2 0–0 7.Bxf3 Rab8 19..R (2554)/Sochi 2007/CBM 118] 9.Nxe4 dxe4 11...Nc3 d5 3.Bxb4 Qxb4 16...Nge2² [for 13...Nf5µ] 12.V (2650)/ Samara 1998/CBM 067..Nxc5?! not right move [at first should have been started with 12. rears are weak but I'm attacking" [despondently 18.05..Re1 dxc4 11..b6 9.Nf3 it's unpleasant with 13.Qxa7+ Ke6 25.Nd2N Diagram XABCDEFGHY 8-+-+k+-tr( 7tr-+-+p+-' 6p+R+-+qzp& 5+-+N+-zp-% 4-+-+-+-+$ 3+Q+-zP-vL-# 2PzP-+-zPPzP" 1+-+-+lmK-! xabcdefghy XABCDEFGHY 8r+lwq-trk+( 7zpp+n+pzpp' 6-+pvlp+-+& 5+-+p+-+-% 4-+PzPn+-+$ 3+PsN-zP-+-# 2PvL-sNLzPPzP" 1tR-+QmK-+R! xabcdefghy [RR 9..0–0+-] 17.Qxb7 Ra7 [quite bad 16.Qf3 keep on fighting without pawn] 16...0–0 Nxc3 10.2008 [Khustnutdinov.0–0! make no account of black's threatening 19.a6? black decided to drain the cup.Bd3 Nbd7 9..Bg4] 13..Qc2 Qf6 12....Ref1 Ra8 26.© ChessZone Magazine #6.. 22.O.M-Ries.Bxd5 exd5 27.Qe7 16.Qa4 cxb5 19.Ivan (2695) [D45] 4th M-Tel Masters Sofia BUL (6)..e3 [it would be a move of principle 4....Qxd5 Be6 18..Re8 [alternative was only 25.Qe6 20.chesszone.A (2694)/ Stepanakert 2005/CBM 110 (53)] 6.0–0 17.Rd7 19.Qb3+.bxc3 Nxc5µ with acceptable position] 13. RR 9.B/ Bergneustadt 2000/EXT 2001/1–0 (70).Nf6 5.e4 The guillotine threatens black king on e7-square 25.Ba5 18.Nc4 Rbd8 21.Be5?! in view of the fact that single-acting like 17.Qd2 f5 17.Rxc3 Ba6 18.e4 however long forced variations aren't Bu's style.0–0 Ne7] 19.Qb5! not being afraid dangers! [certainly not 15.Qxc6 23.Bd3 "there are no pawn.f3 exf3 18..Qb6 again the most powerful [outwardly effective is mistaken 17.Qe7 9.b5 Bd7 18.0–0 Re8 10.Qg6 22..Nxe4 11 . Rustam] 1.Bb4 Rfc8 Siepmann.Bd3 Ng4 14..g3 g4 15...0–0 Ne4 10.Rf2 b5 24.Nxd3+ 14..Be2 Ne4 [RR 8.Bxc4 e5 12.Bb4 in view of the next game 6.Qxa7 Nxa7 19.Rfd1 Bc4 21. 2008 http://www.Bb2 Bd6 7..Qxd5] 26.b4 Nf6 16.Nc4 Nd5 14.Qc2 Nge5 Although the black has achieved a good position Bu succeeded in winning in the sequel 1– 0 Bu Xiangzhi (2637)-Dreev.Ne2 exd4 15.0–0 a6 17.Nd6 Bd7 15....Xiangzhi (2708) Cheparinov.c6 bxc6 21.org XABCDEFGHY 8r+-+k+-tr( 7zpp+-+p+-' 6-+n+-+-zp& 5+-zPp+-zp-% 4-vl-+-+-+$ 3+-wQlzPNvL-# 2P+-+-zPPzP" 1+-tR-mK-+R! xabcdefghy 16..Nd6 Bg6 23. RR 8.c5 Bc7 13. 14..Qd4 terrible defeat! 1–0 (03) Bu.Nxd5‚ well mobilized white's pieces are ready to break to pieces the position of black 21..

a6²) 17.Raxf3 exf3 34.Rd8 29.gxf4?! gave an 32.a5 [now in answer to 14.Qc2 Bxb2 14...Bc7] 14.Kh1 Kh7 the position own chessman by degrees [im..Qc2 f5 16..g4!? it could forced lead to no 18..Bxc3] 10.Qxc6 6-+pvlpsn-+& Rxg3+ 31..Kxh2 Qxe6 19..Rg3‚] 32.Nxf3 [31..e5 XABCDEFGHY could lead to fantastical difficult game 8r+l+-+k+( 27.exf4 [17.Bc7 it's unpleasant tinue to force [32.Bf1 Rad8 20..f7+ Bxf7 31.Qd7+ Kf8 37....Bxg4 Rg7³] 35.Rf8! Excla"moving ahead" at queen flank was 22.Nxf7 Rxf7 32.g4 Bg6 6PzppsNpwq-+& Csiszar.Rg1 Qf6 37.Rac3 Rxc3 38.Qf5+ Qf6 4-+PzP-zP-wq$ 36.Kh2 Qh4+] 33.hxg3 Qxg3+ 15.Qg5+=..Ne2] 16..Ne5 Nxe5 11..hxg3 Qxg3+ 32.exf3? after 32.O (2613)/ 5+-+p+P+-% Zalakaros 2003/EXT 2004/0–1] 9.Ne4 32..dxe4? 20.Kg2 Qe4+ 40.© ChessZone Magazine #6.Nc5 Be8 21.g3 Qh3 16.Rd1 f4 8r+-+l+k+( 17..hxg3™ [primitive 31..Nf7! white It is very abrupt move showing the fighting knight strives for magnificent square in the mood of Ivan and now fight is going for 3 re.Raa1 Bxg4 shouldn't be neglected 18.a4 Rf7 be under time pressure Bu decided to in14..b6 mation point to Ivan for combativity...axb7 Rxb7 and the game of condemn a white to unfortunate defence white is getting to be at a deadlock] 18..Rg6 Qf1+ 38. He con23.Ndf6] 12.b4± move [deserved with great attention 16..Qc4+ Kh8 23.f4 [against provocative 11.Qxe6? 32.d5] 20.Kh1 exf3 34.Bd7 was stronger objec.b4™ involvement the castle 19.center 29.Bd7 attack is attack but the development 38.Ra2! e3 34.Qxd2 Nf6 13..h3±) 32..Nd6 Qf6 26.Nf5 Rg6µ] 28.Rxg5? 31..Ne5 Bg4 31....Bf3 Ng4 (17.b4 14.36..org dxe4 10.cxd5 Re8 and passed pawn 3+PsN-zP-+-# of black is very dangerous] 27.Kh1 Qh3+=) 29.h3 f3 19...Qxc3 Qh4+ 39.g3 it will be 3tRP+-+-zP-# strong 11.dxe5 Qxe5 28.h5! Ivan is in a hurry to make the sults! [may be 14.Nh2 xabcdefghy Rh6 17.Nxg4 Qxf3 17..fxe6 Bf3 Black 2-vL-wQL+PzP" bishop came to fighting position ..a6 in my opinion only reasonable plan of enough for balance a chance 32.Na4 Bu reinforces 33.Bd6] 24.gxf4 17.threat at g3 and he is right! [at 29... 31... 2008 http://www.Ng4 18.Nxg3 12.dxe5 Qa5+ 12..Ba3 will be crease the pace of the advance [calm 26..Kxh2 Rc8 37.0–0 Qh4 4-+PzPp+-+$ 11.Rxd8 7zp-+-+-trp' Rxd8 21.Qxb2 e5 15.hxg3 33.Rxf3 Rf8 initiative to black 17....there is a 1tR-+-+RmK-! smell of sarcifices around white king xabcdefghy [27.b4! Be7 19.e4!) 18...cxd5 exd5 19.Kf1 Bxe5 XABCDEFGHY 13...Rfxf3 gxh2+ 34..Nb7 Bxa3 [23.c5 Qd2 22.f6 Qxd6) 7zpp+-+r+p' 28.Qh3! (it's less suggesting itself 2-+-wQ-+-zP" 11.f5 [9.Bf3 maximum durability there is no time evidently 30.b4 Qxe6 33.Rg1 Qf6=] mediate attack didn't pay dividends 18.Rf3 Rxg4+ 37..Rf7 Bxe6+ 34...C (2385)-Korneev..Qxh7+ Qg7 35..c5² gave to white a little bit better prospects] 26..cxd5 cxd5 29.chesszone.Bh5 Nf6©))] 11.f5 Dia.f6 5zP-+p+pzp-% Rd7 30.Qxe6 tively] 15.Kh1!± 1+-+-+RmK-! (but not 14..Qxe6!? transfer cannot be allowed 28.a6 Rb8 20..Rxg7+ Qxg7+ 35..Rxf7 Kxf7 33.fxg3 Bxg3 13.g2 [af- 12 .Kg1 Bf5 18.Ba3 Qf5 which was dozing up to now is just one but 22.Bg6!? (28.h3 it is most efficient way to equalization 33.Qh6 (нету 28.Qe7 (31.Rxa3 Rg7 25...Rxh3 Qf5 36.Kh1 Rf6 16...Bxe4 fxe4 [of course self-killing was 35.h3 18.Bh5 black carry out the transfer of bishop logically [conterblow 26..Nxe8 Rxe8 30..fxg5 it is better at white statically] 30.Nxc3 is not logical 10.g5!? Diagram Bh5 27.Bxg4 Qxg4 one's by two ways at that 31.Rg7!? 17.Nxd2 is nontrivial decition [it was quite possible to move just right away 11...c5 31.peace 33...Rg3 gram Qe4+ 36.Nf3 Qh3 14..Ne5 h4 Ng4 (16.Rfxf3 Qxe6 35.gxh2+ got to result in a 24.

b5 Bb7 31.gxf4 Rdh7 41.Kh2 move's repetition iis just for saving of time 38.Ref7! 42..Rdc1 Kg6 32.Z (2676)-Leko.Nd3 Rfd8 18.S (2752)-Karjakin.Bxc6 Ng4 21.Rc2 g4 21.Rd1 d6 11.Be5 Bxe5 33.Kxg2 Kf5 48...Qf2 Qf5–+ after this elegant hit the game is over. 10.exf3 34.F (2686)Anand.© ChessZone Magazine #6...Bf4 Qb6 12.Rc1 Nce4 15.Rcd1 Rxd4 19.d4 Nf6 2.Bxf6 Bxf6 15.Rad1 Qa7 17.Nc5 12.Kxf2 Kf6 47.Nc6 Bxc6 20.0–0 Be7 9.Bg5 Nf6 (15.Rf2 Qxf2+ 46..Rd1 a6 11.Nxd5 [14.bxc5 8.b4µ ½–½ Nikolic..e3 Nxc3 19.Qxf2 Qxf2+ 43.Nb5!± 1–0 Mamedyarov.Nb5 Ne8= ½–½ Vallejo Pons.05...P (2713)/Wijk aan Zee 2002/CBM 087] 14.0–0 0–0 9.V (2544)/Germany 2007/ EXT 2008 (62)] 7.Qd5 Kh7 43.Ne5 Rac8 17.Nf3 Qe7 16..Nd4 Nxc3 15.Kg2 by now black is fighting for no one's successfully at that 41. 2008 http://www. 44.Qxa7 f4 39.Nxf7 Kxf7 28.Bxc5 [is possible too 7.Qxg2 Qxd4+ 45.Nc3 Be7 13..Qxc3 Ne4 20.Ne5 h6 17.Qxc3 a6 16.Kh1 Qh4+ 46.B (2696)-Anand.Qxe7 36.Nxd5 [15.Kxg2 Qc7 10.Bg5 h6 14.A (2688)Leko.Stefan (2342) [E15] Kaupthing Open Differdange LUX (1).Qe1µ ½–½ Almasi.b3 Ra7 17..c4 e6 3.Nxg5 Nf6 13 .rook tales control over 4th line(include impotant squares §c4 and e4) and with idea to double on "d" line [The simple 13..Kf7 44..bxc6 Qf3!! 43..Rfxf3 Qxf3 35.Qh5+ Kg8=] 34..Qd3 Bxg2 18.b5 unfortunately for white the pawn end is lost [44.V (2799)-Anand.Kf6 0–1 (04) Socko.. 41.Qxe5 Qf6 34..P (2736)/Monte Carlo 2003/CBM 093 ext (70)] 15.hxg3 Rd7 37.exf3 35.Ne4 Be7 16.Re1?? Diagram XABCDEFGHY 8-+-+-trk+( 7zp-+-+-tr-' 6Pzp-+Pwq-+& 5+-+p+-+-% 4-zP-zPp+-+$ 3tR-+-+N+P# 2-+-wQ-+p+" 1+-+-tR-mK-! xabcdefghy there is a crude oversight a step away from the cherished purpose.Nxd4 Bxg2 9.exd5 15..Qb3 Rd8 13.b3 whose was playing for many times at Top's level 5.Qb6 Qxf4 42.dxc5 Bb8 25..Rfxf3 Rxf3 37..Bc3 d5 9.Qd4 e5 35.Kxf2 Rxa3–+] 41.Qc2 f2+ 42.Bd2 Be7 7.Qa1 Nf7 27.Qd1=] 34..Re2!! it's very witty but alas not enough 43. 40. It seems that the Ivan's persistence tired Bu and he lost a concentration at the moment [34.Qh5+ Kg8 41.Qe2 Rf8 37...2008 [Khustnutdinov..Nxd7 Nxd7 11.d5 Black is in a hurry to get rid of potencial weakness 14.Nf3 b6 4.cxd4 8.Rxf3 Rxf3 43.org ter 33.Nd4 Re8 18.Qxf3 Qxf3 45.Rxf3=) 36.Qf4+ 39.Rxf3 Rxf3 38.g3 Ba6 5..Bb7 now the bishop goes to his own place 6.Nxe4 dxe4 16.e3 g5 20.White can't move d4-d5 now 7..Qb4 hxg3 36..Bf4 a6 12.chesszone. Rustam] 1.Qxb6 axb6 14.P (2646)-Chuchelov.V (2799)/Nice FRA 2008/The Week in Chess 697] 5.Na6 only the transposition [9.Re8 for example.0–0 doesn't promise much.c5 bxc5 24.Rd1 d6 11.f3 Ra7 12.Nd2 0–0 12.0–0 f5 13..e7 Re8 38.Qb3 Qb8 15.Nce4 14.Bb4+ Here is a fresh game from Amber tourney in Nice 6..Ne5 Ng5 26.Qa4 Ndf6 18..Rxf3 Rxf3 36.e7 Rxh3?! in chase of beauty black run into unobvious defence [instantly can finish off just with 40. because dark-coloured bishops excgange makes black's task easier 7.Qc2 Qc8 13.Qxd5 Rexe7 40.Kf3 b5–+. 36.Rac1 Bc5 17.Bxg5 16..Kg1 Qf5 38..Bartosz (2644) Macak.Raxf3 Qxf3 37.Rdd1 Nce4 16.Bg2 c6 8...Rd4 multipurpose move ..Rxd4 Qe8 20.h3 ½–½ Khalifman.Kg1 Rg3! poor pawn h3.Kg1 Rg3–+] 44..Qc3 Rd8 18.Kxg2 Qb7+ 19.Qa4 [much more popular is 5.Ne5 Nfd7 10.Nc3 0–0 10.S (2732)/ Baku AZE 2008/The Week in Chess 704 (66)] 10.Rac1 0–0 17.exf8Q+ Kxf8 42.Rf2™ exf3 35..Rd1 Ne4 23.Qe6+ Kh8 39..V (2786)/Linares 2005/CBM 106 (41)] 8..Rd2 h6 16.a4 h5 29.Qa3 Ne8 13..Rac1 promises no advantage 13.dxc5 [Nicolic's move 7.b4 h4 30.Bg2 c5 using the defects of white's queen location at a4 .Be7 10.b4 Nd7 14.Qf3 Rc8 ½–½ Gelfand..e7 Rxe7 (35.Nd4 Rc8 19.Qa5 Rh8 38.Nc3 last moves was so logical so they needn't to explain 9.exf4 exf4 40.Rfd1 and again we are on the main line 11.Bb2 Bd6 15.Kh2 Qf4+ 37.V (2786)/ Monte Carlo 2005/CBM 105 ext] 13.Rc1 Nf6 14.cxb7+ Kf5 0–1 Kramnik..Bf4 Be7 11.cxd5 [14.Qc1 Qe7 22.Kxg2 Ree3 39.Re1 Qe8 19..

Nxc8 Nd4 29.Ng5 [16.Qd1 Qc7 22.Bb8? Nc5+] 36.Nb5 a6 23. 2008 http://www.Rxe4 f6 25.f3 e4 [играли и 20.Qc2+ 33.Kg1 e5 20..Kg3 Nd3 40.Qc4 Rd8 30.Kg2 Kf7 27...T (2357)/Calcutta 2002/CBM 088] 19.Rh5+ Rg5 ½–½ Kuzmin.Rc1 h6 17.V (2792)/Wijk aan Zee 2006/CBM 111] 15.Kxg2 Rc8 21.Kf1 Nc1 31.bxa5 Ng5 33..Bxg5 17.Ne6 37.Bf4 is early 36.Qxd5 Rxd5 32.Bc1 f4 35.bxa6 Nxa6 35.a4 Rc8 27.org 17.Be3 Rfd8 22.Nge4 Nxe4 20.Rh6 Rg6 40.b4 Qb7+ 23.Rc4 Qb7+ 20.g4 Qd1 34..S (2674)-Gashimov.a5 bxa5 32.Kd5 g5 39..Bb2 f6! 35.Ke3 (35.Ne6? a big mistake.M (2531)Stein.Ra4 Rb8 26.Qe3 a6 38.Ne6 21.Kd3 Black already has some difficalts .a5 bxa5 30.Ra2 a6 33. on 33.h4 h5 28.Kxg2 e5 [18.Bxd6 ½–½ Gelfand.Rc5 Qd7 36.b4 Kf8 [RR 26. Here White can't lose but chance on win is small [17..S (2709)Anand.Re4 Socko.Qe4 Qxe4 24..Rad1 Rd8 19.Qe4 Qxe4 24.Rxc7 Bd6 20.Kh3 Qf5+=] 32.B (2635)-Moranda.Ke2² and now White have not large but stable advantage because of good bishop and weakness of pawns on Queen side 33..V (2608)/Istanbul 2005/CBM 109 ext (52)) 16..Qd6 Rxc1 31.g4 g6 28.Ne8? black obvious don't see white's idea [the only way was to return 36.Bb8 Kc8 40.bxa5 Qd5 31.Ne6] 37..Nxd7 Nxd7 25.Be3 Kd7 35.Rh6 Rg6 38..Be3?! Qc2+ 33.a6?? there was 34.Kf2 Kf7 26.Rxd5 Nxg5 21.b4 Ne4 18.Nd5! 34..b3 f5 30..Qxc6 Nxc6 25.Bb2 Kf5 36.Bc3 Rg5 37.Bxb7 Nxb7 18.B (2630)-Macieja..Rh5+ Rg5 39.Bb8 Nd6+ 39.Kg1 (33..Rc8+ Rxc8 28...Qxc7 Nxc7 33.Nc7 36..Bxg5 Ne6 19. it was nesssesary to play more active 33..Rc4 Re7 ½–½ Socko.A (2568)-Ravi.a4 Rac8 24.Rc1 Rfe8 23.b4 Ng5 27.Bf2 Ne6 29.gxf5 gxf5 32.P (2722)/Monte Carlo 2004/CBM 099 ext] 16.Rc2 Qd7 31.Rc1 Rd7 23.Black didn't understand the danger of their position [alas.a3 b5 26.exf3 Ne6 23.Rc6 Ke7 29.Qc8! was given cherished draw immediately 32.Be3 Rad8 22.h6 27.Rh4 Rg8+ 33.© ChessZone Magazine #6.Bd6 Kd7=)] 38.Nd6 Qc6 24.Qxe4 h6 22.Bf4! Ke6 [after 37.Rc8 Re8 30..Bxd5 exd5 18..Be3 That bishop is Big white's hope 21.Qe2 Qd5 35.Rc2 Qd7 29. Still I think black should stay king's side pawn's on basic position - 14 .Ke3 Qc3+ 34. but still the draw is objetive result [36.Qb7+ 19.g4 (38.Ne4 Rxc1 ½–½ Mamedyarov..Rec4 Rxc4 28..Bxd5 16.Be3+winning..Kf2 Kf6 34.Rc4 Ne6 21.Qb6 Nf4+ 39.white ¢ goes to d5 and ¤ goes to b8 35.Kg1 Qxa4) 32.Bf4 Rd8 18.W (2533)/Lublin POL 2008/The Week in Chess 696] 21.A (2415)/San Diego 2006/CBM 112 (35)] 27.Re5 Ne6 37.Kd3 Kd7 36.Ke1! 1–0 Mamedyarov.Bb6 Nc5 34...Qxc4 Rd8 [RR 25.b5! Rd7 28.Qg4 Re8 28..Rxd8+ Nxd8 21.Nxb6 Nxe2+ 30.Bxg5 This variation happended in Bartosz's practise not at first time...f6 white anyway reaches the goal 38.Kf2 Rc7 29.Kc4 Ke6=] 34.Rc1 Qb7 17.Rxd8+ Qxd8 19.Kd4 Nc8 40.Rxg5 Rc2=] 17.g6? 41.g5 [40..Ne5 Bxg2 20...g5!+-..Qc7 Qxc7 19.Kf5?? Nd4+–+)) 33...Qb1+ 34.h6 26.Ba3 (32.chesszone....f3 Kf7 31..B (2709)-Leko.a4 Kf8 32.Qxc8 Raxc8 20.Rxe4 f6 25.f3 Ncd7 24. so I can think that this is not accidentally.Rc2 Nb3 35.Rc8+ ½–½ Dlugy....Bxg2 18.Ke4 Qc4+ 35.Kg2 Qc2+ 35.B (2622)/Germany 2007/ CBM 118/½–½ (45)] 26.Kc4 Black have to do long defensive work now.exf3+ 22.g4± Diagram XABCDEFGHY 8-vLn+-+-+( 7zp-+-+pzpp' 6-zp-+k+-+& 5+P+-+-+-% 4P+-mK-+P+$ 3+-+-+P+-# 2-+-+-+-zP" 1+-+-+-+-! xabcdefghy Suddenly black have big troubles 40.Bxc1 Qc7? Diagram XABCDEFGHY 8-+-+k+-+( 7zp-wq-+pzpp' 6-zp-wQn+-+& 5+P+-+-+-% 4P+-+-+-+$ 3+-+-+PzP-# 2-+-+-mK-zP" 1+-vL-+-+-! xabcdefghy [31.Rxc4 Re7 29.Rc7 Nb5 27..Qb4+ Ke8 30.Rc1 Rxc4 25.Rc1 Nd4 26.

c4 c6 3.exd4 Bg4 11..Black creates the second weakness in their lair [it is not clear that black can rescue after 53..dxc6 bxc6 21....f5 Nc8 trying to hold the last fortress.d4 exd4 10.h3 Bxf3 9.c5 7. but anyway white has good chances here] 41.0–0 Be7 11..Neg3 Qa5 17.h6? The final mistake .Ne5 Be6 10.Qe2 Qb8 16..Kd4 Ke6 55...Rxc3 Rc8 22.f4 Nd6 42.E (2641)-Motylev.Bf8 An exercise endgame.Bd6 6.f4 White have understood that they haven't get any sucess without pawn approach 53..d4 (6.Qh5 Bxc3 The second cugcvang 64.Kc4 Ke6 50."don't hurry" 45.Kd5 Kd7 53.Be2 cxd4 9.e4 Bb7 14..Bxd3 Rxd3 16.S (2555)/ Voronezh 2006/CBM 112 ext (53)) 6.Kd8 65.Qxd2 Nxd2 20.Nxd5 0–0– 0 13..h4± but of course it was the best way for Black] 54. however it is used by many famous chess players at different times..Ke4 Kd7 63.Bb2+..Kd5 Kd7 21.b3 Bg4 6.dxc5 Bxc5 8..Kd4 Kd8 59. Rustam] 1..Bg2 Rfd8µ 0–1 Morozevich.Qc2 0–0 11.Nxd4 Rc8 13.Kc4 Ke7 47.Bd6! [equivalent was 60.Be3 0–0 13.e3 the line with temporary delay of move d2-d4 is a feature weapon of young Russian Grandmaster Eugeni Tomashevsky.. (2654)-Ni Hua (2681)/Nizhniy Novgorod 2007/CBM 120) 7.Rac1 Bd6 18..3).Ne5 Bd7 12.Bc3 Ne5 19.Bb4 Nf7 62.Ncxd5 Nxd5 11..L (2681)/Wijk aan Zee NED 2008/The Week in Chess 690 (35).Ke4 Ke6 56.Na4 Nd7 11.Xiangzhi (2708) [A11] 4th M-Tel Masters Sofia BUL (3.V (2751)-Van Wely.f5+ Kd7 56.Qxc5 Nxc5 12.Bg3 Ne7+ 49.Nc5 Qc7 15.Nf3 Nf6 2..b3 c5 7.a6 [much more popular 4.h3 Nc8 51.a3 Be6 10.A (2457)/Yerevan 2007/CBM 116 ext (30)] 6.Nb4 Qxc5 10.g6 6.Rad1 Rac8 13.cxd5 (05) Ivanchuk..a3 dxc4 9..Ne4 Be7 12.A (2642)/ Sochi 2007/CBM 118 (45)] 5.gxh5 Nh6 68.E (2654)-Wang Yue (2696)/Nizhniy Novgorod 2007/CBM 120] 6.Ne5 Nbd7 8.Bb2 Nbd7 8.g3 Ne5 14.Rad1 Rc8 14.Rxd7 Nb6 25..Bb2 0–0 7.Nc3 e5 14.Nxc6 Qc7 9.Bd2 0–0 17..Bxg7 Bxg7 23.Be2 e6 7..Rfd1 Nxc4 22.½–½ Ivanchuk..Bb8 Ke7 52.Kd4 White uses one of the classical endgame principles .Qc2 [Another way is .Bd2 Nbd7 11..Bd3 Nbd7 11. 10.Qb1 ½–½ Tomashevsky.Be1!] 60.Nd6+ 57.Ba3 The trird and final cugcvang 66.Nc3 d5 4.Diagram (7..d4 Bg7 7.Kc4 Whtite successfully continues to use "don't hurry" principle 56.Rc1± 1– 0 Tomashevsky.e6 5. Very elaborate work of polish GM deserve the highest mark! 1–0 XABCDEFGHY 8-+-+-+n+( 7zp-+k+-+-' 6-zp-+-zp-zp& 5+P+-+Pzp-% 4P+-+K+P+$ 3+-+-+-+P# 2-vL-+-+-+" 1+-+-+-+-! xabcdefghy White's idea is to save temp and to reserve diagonal for own dark-square bishop 4.V (2317)-Vysochin..gxf4 54. Obvious minuses .Nxd7 Qxd7 12.Rxb8 Rxb8 27.Kd3 Nc8 43.Nxg7 Kxg7 24.Bb8 Kd7 57..cxd5 cxd5 13.Black invite a knight to important central square fo free...Kd5 Kd7 48.Bd3 0–0 8.Black have worse development and so brave pawns game may be reason of their problems in future.Kd7 61.Nxe5 Bxe5 20.b3 [6..0–0 Qe7 12..b5?! The first questionable move .5.Bc3 Ng8 64.Ke4 Nd6+ 42.Na4 Rac8 14.Rc1 Nf6= ½–½ Kachar. completely reliably 5.0–0 Nd7 15.Kd5+-] 60. where it controls a lot of important 15 .d4 cxd4 12.black must let white have d5square 44..E 66. 2008 http://www.Qb3 Bf5 16. [it's not best way how Black have played 5.Bxf5 gxf5 17.Rb7 Reb8 26.a3 Be7© ½–½ Anastasian.f6 44.d5 Qd2 19.Qc1 Ne4 18.Bxc4 b5 10.exd4 Nc6 10.c5 is not so clearly 6.Kd4 The triangle 43.exd5 8.org 40.Ke4 The first cugcvang ..b4 Nd3+ 15.b3 (5.e6 6.Be2 dxc4 8.Nxe2 Re8 15..Nxf6+ Nxf6 13.Rxc8+ ½–½ Tomashevsky.A (2762)-Sokolov.A (2587)-Minasian..Bg4 7.I (2655)/ Sarajevo 2007/CBM 118 (67)] 5.Kd7 60..Bxf4 Ne7+ 55.05.d4 leads to main lines) 5.Bg4?! Surprisingly that Black of my MegaBase have chosen the "defiant" move in every four games.Ke6 46.0–0 Bg4 9.Kd7 41.Bxf3 Bb4 10.chesszone.cxd5 exd5 9.Bg3 Ne7 [59.Nh4 Bxe2 14.Bb4 Ke8 62.Be1 Nd6 61.bxc4 e5 9...Rfc1± Although they were success to save yourself in the sequel.Ke7 45.Vassily (2740) Bu..© ChessZone Magazine #6.Nf5 Bf8 16.h5 The despair 67.Kd5 Nc8 58.2008 [Khustnutdinov.0–0 Nbd7 12.h3 Bh5 13.Bb2 Nc6 8.

Ne5 Rd8!³) 10.c4 e6 3..b5 11.Ne4 e5 10...Rhf3 Be5 29.0–0 [7.axb5 Bxd2 10...Ne5 Bh5?? [should have been 7..Ra6 11..© ChessZone Magazine #6..Rxb2 Bc8 18..Bxf6 gxf6 13.0–0+ [20.a4 c6 9..a4 (10.Kh6 22.a5 Komarov.Qc7 9.. deserve attention 6.Ne5 Diagram XABCDEFGHY 8rsnlwq-trk+( 7+-zp-+pzpp' 6-+-+psn-+& 5zpp+-sN-vL-% 4-vlpzP-+-+$ 3+-+-+-zP-# 2PzP-+PzPLzP" 1tRN+Q+RmK-! xabcdefghy [9.Nbd7 16. Rubinstein mem 2007.Qc2 Bxd2+ 8.05.Nc7+ Kd8 15.2008 decisive mistake in the difficult position [Polivanov..Nc7+ Ke7 12.d3± 1–0 Pazi.0–0 Be7 (06) Kramnik.Nxc4 Nbd7 12.Nf3 Nf6 2.f4 but it is quiet enough too 15..Be6 8..Nxd7 (11.Rg3+ Kh6 31.D (2540)-Prie.b4! there is no compensation at Black for lost pawn 11. It is surprising game for such tournament.a4 bxa4 11..a4 c6 10. 7.bxa6 Bd6 14.Navara.e6] 7..Nc7 Bg6 17..Nxb5 Qxc2 13.e4+ crushing immediately 20.Bb7!?.b4 Bb7 19.a3 Be7?! 12. Buhmann-Bartel.. 6.G (2516)-Khaghani.Nh4!] 9..Nxa8 Nd3+ (15.Qg5±] 8.Be2 Nf6 11.Ne4!± (8.Qxd5 Qg6 18. 6.Nxd7 Kxd7 22.. that Chinese Grandmaster will never makes us happy with such game 1–0 ficDreams-Volkov...a4 this pawn will be queen 21.Nc3 h6!? 12.Nxb5+.Ne5] 9.Ra7!? 10.Qxb5 Ba6µ] 7..Bg5!? b5 [8.a5 7.Ba3+ Kf6 14.Rf1! computer estimated 1.a4 b5 10. Black incurs losses 9.c6] 11..axb5 cxb5 11.Bxf6 Qxf6 10.Nc3 c5 13..g6!?.Nd4 Be4 26.g3 d5 4.Nxg4!? +17.Rxc2 Nxe5 14.Ke2 Nxb2 17.Nb6 e5 20.Bb5 Rc8 16..com Kramnik vs Navara match Prague (1)..e5 12.cxb5 cxb5? it is 14.S (2630)/playchess.Nxc6 Nxc6 10..Bxb5?! axb5 12.a4ƒ.Qxd6 Qxe4 20.Ng4 e5! 14.Bf3 0–0 13. Anatoly] Nxg4 9.Bf5!) 16.Kg4 21..d4 dxc4 5.Bd2!? Qc7? Diagram 16 ...bxc6 Qxc6 11.Bb2 [or rather 14.exd4 g6 32.Rgf3 Qh4 the final .d4 8.a4 Nd7 21..e6 11..Rh3+ Kg6 27.e3 Kg7µ..0–0 [7.exd4 exd4 14.Nb5 Bb8 25.. 2008 http://www.Bxe5+ Nxe5 18.. I hope.Qxd2 cxb5 11.g4+ Kh4 24.Rf3 For all that Vasily hasdecided to give the checkmate 22.Qxd2 c6 9.Bf5 23.gxf3 Qxf3 22.move a-la Bacrot.b5 Qe6 13.Bd2 [6.org squares and can strike any complicated blow [in my mind.Nbd2 c3 7.38] 20.Qc3+ Kf5 20.Kg5 21.Qb3 0–0 17....Ra6N [9..Raf1 Bd6 24..Qxd7 12. 9.Qe1 Bxd4 30..h6 9.Qg3+ Kg5 25.chesszone.Qf3+ Kh4 22. however the only correct decision is to give up immediately ☺ 13... Alas! this courageous doesn't make progress 19.d3 Bf5 28.Nbd2 (10..axb5 10..Bb2 Qc7 9.Qxe5 Rfe8 23.M (2289)/Teheran 2005/CBM 104 ext/1–0] 9..Bxb5+! It is obvious sufficiently but it's effective blow at the same time.0–0 Bf3 21.Qa4+ Nd7 15.Bg2 Bb4+ 6.a4 bxa4? [10.Vladimir (2788) 12.Nxc6?! Nxc6 11.g3+ Kh3 23.Nxe5 15. INT 2004/EXT 2005 (50))] 8..Rb1 0–0] 6.Nxd7+ Nxd7 15.c6 10.bxc3 Bxc3 8.fxe5+ Kxe5 brave king is in ahead of all army.cxd5 cxd5 10...Nxa8 Nfd7 It is quite understandable Chinese Grandmaster doesn't will to appear in every manual of mistakes at the opening.Nxc4 Ba6] 10..E (2516)/France 2007/CBM 116 ext/0–1 (48)) 11..Bxf8] 14.Nxa4 h6 14.b5? 8.Ne4 Nf6 19.Bxc6 Rb8³) 10.Rc1 Nbd7 11.Qg3 Agamaliev.Qg5 0–0 12.David (2672) [E04] XABCDEFGHY 8rsn-wqkvl-tr( 7+-+-zppzpp' 6p+-+-sn-+& 5+p+psN-+l% 4-+-+-+-+$ 3+PsN-zP-+-# 2P+QzP-zPPzP" 1tR-vL-mKL+R! xabcdefghy [even so 8.

.Nxf4 20....Rfc1 Bb5 25.Rac1 (21.Bxd5! Nxd5 31.Bxb7 Rxf1+ 23.2008 2-zP-+-+PzP" 1+-+R+-mK-! xabcdefghy [Polivanov.Ne6? 9.Be5 Rxe5 26.d4!? xabcdefghy 22.Nxd7 Bxd7 7. 2008 http://www.Bb7 may be useful: 20.cxd4 cxd4 26..Bf5 g6 (8...Nxd5] 23..Rxd8 Rxd8 32. 14.Bxc8 Qxc8 10.Nd4 Be7 8.Bxb4 axb4 16.Nxd3 10.g6 31..Rf6 ...Nc5 6.Rxa6 Nf3+ [28.cxd4 17.Bxe2 6l+-+n+pzp& 24.org XABCDEFGHY 8-+l+-trk+( 7+-wqn+pzp-' 6r+-+psn-zp& 5zp-zp-+-+-% 4NvlNzP-+-+$ 3+-+-+-zP-# 2-zP-vLPzPLzP" 1tR-+Q+RmK-! xabcdefghy XABCDEFGHY 8rsnlwq-trk+( 7zpp+-vl-zpp' 6-+p+-+-+& 5+-+pzPp+-% 4-+-sN-zP-+$ 3+-sNQ+-+-# 2PzPP+-+PzP" 1tR-vL-+RmK-! xabcdefghy [14.Kf2 Bxe3+ 30.] 29..cxd4 19..11.Rc8+ Kh7 29.Nc3 c6 7.Qg4) 9.cxd4 15...Qd2 Qe8 8-+l+-trk+( 16.Nbd4 Ba6 15..e4 e5 2.Qxd4] 15..dxe5 [5.Bxd5 1–0 3+-zP-vLNsN-# (07) Navara.. 6r+-+p+-zp& 17.0–0 Ne6 11..Nf3 Rd8 18.Bd6 Re8 21.Qe4+ g6 32.Qd4! [23.Kxe3 Diagram 17 ..Nxe5 Nd7 6..Nb5 Qb7 18.game drawn is most likely outcome there.Bf5 Ne6] 9. Anatoly] 1.David (2672) Kramnik.Bf2 d3µ] 22..0–0 Bd6] 5..Qxe5 Bxc5 5zp-zppzPp+-% 27.a5 b5] 20. 19..chesszone.Bxe6 fxe6 10..Nf3 Nf6 3. which can be here.Rxc5 Qxb6 28..Bd3 d5 5.f4 Nxd4 12.Ne2+ 29..Qd4] 4R+-+-zP-+$ 30.Be3 Nc7 It seems that a knight goes to e6.a4! The only rea5zp-zpn+-+-% sonable counterplay.Qf5+ [30. 13.Ra7? [18..Kf2 Nxg3 30. [24.b4!?] 11.0–0N [8.a5 Qb5 3+-+-+-zP-# 21. that after an opening XABCDEFGHY Black stand better..Rfd1 Ne6 19.Nc7 Diagram ade: 11.Bc5 27.d4!? Not quite clear.0–0 9.Rxg6+ Kh7 33.Ng3 bxa5 [As Bronstein have advised.Vladimir (2788) [C43] Kramnik vs Navara match Prague (2).a3 Na6 12. but.h6 [In such type positions.Nb5+-] a king side.Qa4 Qxa4 24.Nb6 Bg4 23.Nb3 [I'm more like the block17.Qxd4 (19.Qxd3 f5! Diagram 24...Nxd4 [26.Bxd4 Bb4!–+] 26.dxc5+7zp-+-vl-+-' Nf6 22.Rxa5 Nxd4 28..Qe5 Bc4 32.Na6 12..Qxf4 Rc6! 21.Nxd5 exd5 20..c3 c5 Kramnik drives away enemy pieces.Be3²] 8.Qxd4 Qe6 13. whether there was a necessity for such tactics.Bxc6 XABCDEFGHY Qxc6©) 21.Nd6 Nd5 [16..Rxa5 a6µ] 25. 7+qsNn+pzp-' and placed own army to the best positions.Bf4! Killing radically White's hypothetical attack on Qa7 16.f4 [9..cxd4 cxd4 23..Rxc1 22. in 2-zP-+PzPLzP" middlegame it's need to advance the central 1tR-+Q+RmK-! pawn (if you have such opportunity): 21.b3 Bd3 33..Rb8 Qc6 30..© ChessZone Magazine #6..Kxf3 Rxd1 31.Ne2 b6!³ Now clear.Kxg3 Bxe3 31... a transfer 4Nvl-zP-vL-+$ 19.d4 Nxe4 4.Bc4 25.Nxa6 Qxa6) 19.Qc2 g6 23.Kxf1 8-+-tr-trk+( Bxb7±] 19. 14.Rxa4 Diagram 18.05.

0–0 11.Nc4 Bxc4 21.e8Q Rxe8+ 44.Nd3 Rg2 54.Nd4? David aspires to suspend a pawn "a" with king and to support the pawn "e" with knight.Navara certainly will try to correct own errors from the pilot episode..Ke6 Rc8 47.Nb4 Rd6 49..Ke1 Rd1+ 36..Nc3 e5 4.if 42.Vladimir (2788) Navara. 39.org XABCDEFGHY 8-+-+-trk+( 7zp-+-+-+-' 6R+-+-+pzp& 5+-+-zPp+-% 4-+-+-zP-+$ 3+-+-mK-sN-# 2-zP-+-+PzP" 1+-+r+-+-! xabcdefghy 31.Nxb6 Rb8 20. whether can black win: 53.Nge7 8.in fact that is required by a match situation..a3 a5 [Navara avoids variation 7.Ra6 R8d3+ 34...Kd4 finally inclined the bowl of weights on the Black's side.dxc4 Rxb2=) 20.Nb5 Qd7 20.Ne3 Nde7 13..Rfc1 Rab8 18.Nd4! 18.b4!?ƒ] 17.Ke3 Rdxb2 [37.chesszone.Ke3 R2d3+ 37... the second game had been given out far more interesting and dramatic.Rg8+ Kf6 42.the fact is that after pawn g6 is falling. The square d4 became fatal for Navara . Today... It's understandable ...Rfd8?! Alike. [A game usually developed something like that: 16.Kd7 Rxc2 48.Rxg6+ Kh7 33.Be3 b6 16.Ne4 h5 That's all.Qa4 Rc8!N Previously it was thought that this move is bad in view of pawn's b6 vulnerability.Ne2 [35.Ne1 Be6 9.Nd5 Ra4 57. we can expect a continuation of banquet ..Rb7 37.Kb5 Rd2 51. No more any Catalan.Bg5 f6 [14.g3 g6 5.Bb2 there is no need to give the opponent extra opportunities.Rfc8©.Kd4 Kg7 45. 2008 http://www.Ne1 f5 10... after which they intend to eat the entire White's [Polivanov.Qc7 17.Ned5²] 11.Qe8+=] 42.© ChessZone Magazine #6..Kg7!?] 32. 42..Rxa7+ Kg6 39... 2.Ng5+ Kg8 60..Kxg5 h3–+ .Bg2 Bg7 6..f6 h4 61. [36.Nc4 0–0 14..Kf5 Rb5+ 62.Kg6 Rxg5+ [62.Rh4 54.Bxc6!±] 15.David (2672) [A37] Kramnik vs Navara match Prague (3).Ba3©) 9. and still it's not clear.h6 15."Kramnik's passers always becoming the queens"? 42.e8Q a1Q 49.Qe7+ Kg8! 50.b6) Kramnik received an edge.a4 43.Ncd6 Rf8 21.cxb4 9.2008 XABCDEFGHY 8-tr-+-+-+( 7+-+-zP-+k' 6-+-+-+-zp& 5zp-+-+N+-% 4-+-+-zP-+$ 3+-+-mK-+-# 2-+-+-+PzP" 1+-+-+-+-! xabcdefghy Do you remember the thesis .Nc2 Kg7 46.Rab1 Rfc8 19.Ne3 Rb8 12..Nf3 c5 It is correct. and white 18 .e6!? Fearless Navara plays only to win.d3 Nge7 10..Kf2=] 36.Rxb6 Rxb6 40. [31..Rd7 36. 53..axb4 Nxb4 10.Summary of the 2nd game: Czech grandmaster plays again without any special opening claims (8.Nc6 Re8 44.] 0–1 (08) Kramnik..Kc4 Kf7 46.. that Vladimir gave wrong pawn .c4 Nc6 3..d4)..Nc2 d5 At the proper time..Rxf5±] 38.Ra8 Ra2 41.Kb4 Ra8 47.Qb5 Bxc4?! Inconsistently..Kd4? [The pawn g4 could be protected.f5+ Kf7 55.05.Ke5 Rxg4 56. that allowed Navara to equalize a situation. how Vladimir on such short time control has precisely calculated endgame's consequences.Kd4 could bring the deserved draw..Rxg5+ 63. Then Russian grandmaster plunged into the ocean depth of complications (24.Nd4 R2b6! Remains only to be surprised. 59..g4 Rxh2 52.0–0 d6 7.Kd4! a4 43.Nc3 Rb4 58.Nd4 a2 45.Kramnik's passers always becoming the queens.. 15.Kf2 R1d2+ 35..Nd6 a4 43.Qxb6 Qxb6 19.Nxe8 a3– +.Rf8+ Ke7 43.Kxa4 Kxe7 50.e7 Rb8 41. 2–0 in Kramnik's favour. and with energetic play (13.Ke5 a3 44..Ne5] 53.Nd4 Rxg2 40.0–0).Kc5 Ke6 53..b4!? e4 (8.Ke3)..cxd5 Nxd5 12.. But it was necessary quite the contrary! [42..Nba4 (20.Ke2=] 35. [In spirit of position was 17.R2b6). David wanted from position more than draw (36. but Vladimir calculated ending more precisely than opponent (38.Rbxb2 38. From words to the action! 1. 48. Anatoly] You are welcome by ChessZone telechannel! As we expected.] 8.Nxf5 a5 Diagram king flank. [10.Rb1 Qd7 13. pawn f5 will become very weak.Ka3 Ra6! Black forced exchange of pawns. than first.

[After 30.even difficult to significantly improve somewhere the play of Black..Rf7+-] 47.Nd4. Presumably. Anatoly] And we again on the air! The third episode has not deceived expectations .Rb1 Diagram 19 .Bxf5 Bg7 50.. Well.© ChessZone Magazine #6.Rxd6 Rb8 37.fxe4 Rg1+ As any move.Nc7 Nc5 32.f4 Nd4 21..dxc4 Qxa3„ 28. But in White's position there were an enormous hidden resources.Re8!? 42.Rf7 Be5 45.Bf1 Nc3 38.Ng5 Bg7 46..Be5 48...Bxe4 hxg3 51.Nf4 h4? Pawn f5 now remains without protection.h5 (46.Kh3 Nf3=] 46.Ne1+ 47.Ra7 Bxf4+ 54.. that in the fourth game he will manage to take the points.. it is excellent school for the young Czech grandmaster.0–0 Nbd7µ] 11.Kf4 Nd3+ 58.Qe7‚ white pieces could develop activity.Qxb6 Rb8 23.g3 a5!?] 8.] 18. it would seem...Bc4 Be7] 42.being without a pawn..Kh8 19.for activity of the own pieces.Ra7 Rb8! 41.Rxb1 26.Qxc4 31..Rab1 [I think that Kramnik had underestimated the idea by Navara..Rxa4 Ne1+ 47..a4 39. Kramnik does not object to endgame.f6 was good too.exf4 Rd8 55. but perhaps it was that case when it needed to be sacrificed for activization of a knight.Ra6 Becomes clear.] 18.e3 Nb3 25.now square d5 is won forever..Qxd6 36.Be6 Rf8 49. [44.Ba6 Re8 45.Ra5 [59. but Kramnik actes more accurately..] 61.Nxh5 Rf8] 48..Qa4 b5!ƒ] 20.pawn e4 too. 26.Qxb4 axb4 36. Navara decided to surrender..Kg1!? Very interesting ..] 31..org pieces stand poorly. 15..Nd5!.Nd3! 46.Qd6 Nd4! Prevention in action. 3–0 in Kramnik's favour..h4! Nd1 [43.Qxa5 Nb3] 23. what Vladimir hopes on .Rc1 60.Rxb2 24..Re1 Ne2+ 32..Ne6 It's astonishing .Nb2 45..d4 Nf6 2..Rd1 Qc2 30..Rc8 34.g5 47.cxd5 exd5 8...c4. that would give an opportunity for pawn a4 to pass hardly further: 41.Ng5+=] 44.David (2672) Kramnik..f5 Kf8 56. [39....that's why rook d1 was derivated.Qa6 [23.c6 9. but it only led to a nice draw: 33. Kramnik out of the blue surpassed David (46.. he is right two bishops determine White's advantage.Qxc4+?! [I prefer taking by pawn: 18. Vladimir has received more pleasant position. [45.Ne6 Qb4! 35.Kf7 61.Rd7 Nc3 47.Rd1 Qb4 35....Nd4).] 59.] 25.Kramnik was on the ball.Bf1 Rxf1+ 38.] 22.b2? 43.Nxg7 b3 42. rook a1 receives the "d"-file... unless 47.Kf4.Ra8+ Ke7 [Now. for the 60.Nc3 Bb4 4. forcing down a queen from a diagonal a3-f8. 38.e3 0–0 5. Pawn f2 is led away from under possible check Nd3+. 56. otherwise he would be selected intermediate 25..Rc8 40.Nf6+-) 43..b4 [8.h5! gxh5 [46.Nxb5 22.Nb5 Qa2 29.a3 Be7 7.Kg5 Nc5 59.0–0 Nb6 12.Bd5 Rc8 The David's desire to cling to passer is clear..Qb5 f5 20. In further....Nd4! 21. and after it .Ra7 Bf6 41. And for the pawn's a5 weakness too.dxc4! Nd4 19. if taking into account a current score 2–0..b5 c5 12. leads to a goal. 35. [It was necessary to build a fortress: 47. Be5.Bxd8 Nxc3 23. and the knight d4 can be expelled by pawn "e"..f7 Nxe4+ 63.h5) ..Rb7=] 34.Rxb1 c4! 27.White demonstrated amazing skill. We hope..Bxb6 Nxe2+ 24.Kg2 Rc1 39.f3! Kramnik realizes a preponderance in his best traditions.Bc4 Be7] 44. Summing up .f6+ Kd6 62.Be5 It's hard to offer something another.Rd1 57..05. Kramnik imperceptible overplayed his opponent.c4 e6 3. except 64.Bxe7 Qxe7 [Endgame after 21.Vladimir (2788) [E46] Kramnik vs Navara match Prague (4). 2008 http://www.Summary of the 3rd game: Navara at last has decided to refuse from Kramnik's crown variants therefore the English opening has been played....chesszone. but David by decisive actions (20..Bd3 Nbd7 [10.Qa4² .Ba6 Rb8 [Navara missed a chance to put the bishop to e7.Rxh7+ Kg8 53. already "overbalanced a blanket" to the own side...Nf7+ Kg8 48.Ra2 Rc8 40. and by his draw refusal (39.Kh1² didn't convenient Czech grandmaster. 30.Nge2 d5 6.Kh1 Qxc4 33..Kg1) Kramnik confirmed this fact..Kg2! And again Vladimir demonstrates his agressive intentions.a5 11.Bd5+ is possible .Ne8! Rxe8 (42.. This is a praiseworthy decision.Rc8 44.Kxg3+.Ng3 Re8 10. 52..Rxe2 Rc1+ 37.Nc7 Qc3!? [There was the idea of immediate queen's change.Kramnik actually refuses from a draw.Bc4 e4 43. 1.Kh3 Nf3) 46.Nc5=] 39.Bg5 [20.2008 [Polivanov. 1–0 (09) Navara.

Be7!? 48...Rh2 Kd7 37..Ng3 Qf7 38.Qh5±] 31...Be3 Bxa5 52.dxc5 Bxc5 14.Rg2+-] 36.Rf5 57.b5 c5 14.Qxe4 dxe4 49.Qxe4 dxe4 50.Nc5 Bc8 17.Nf8 24.exf7+ Kxf7 25.dxe4 21.Kg1] 47.Bb2 Re2 63.d5 Ng7 54.Bb6 [52..Ng7 Rg8 58.Qe2 Bf8! 42......Qh7?! 45..e6+ Diagram 20 ..Rh7 Rxf6! 55..Bxb5 [20...Re2 Bd7] 23.g4 Ke8 [35.Nfe4 19.Rh8 40.Nh5 Qc2+ [46.dxc5 Bxc5 15.Rf6µ] 45.Rf1 Qe7 34..Bc1 h5! 25.Nxf5 b4–+] 52.Rxf5 Qg8! [44.Nb2 Kd5 68.org XABCDEFGHY 8r+lwqr+k+( 7zpp+-vlpzpp' 6-snp+-sn-+& 5+-+p+-+-% 4-zP-zP-+-+$ 3zP-sNLzP-sN-# 2-+-+-zPPzP" 1+RvLQ+RmK-! xabcdefghy [12.Nc8 [14.Nf6 b4 (57.Kg3 Nxh5+ 56.Nc4 b5 65...© ChessZone Magazine #6.f3? Nxg3 20.hxg3 Qg5µ) 19.f5] 19.Na4] 13.fxg4? 36.exf6 Bxf6–+] 53...Bb2 Bf8 18.Rh4 Rg8 40.. 2008 http://www...Rh5 [52.Be3? [39.Qxg4 Bxb4 43.fxg4 31.hxg3 Ne6 32.g4! hxg3 [30.Rf5 Qe4+ 49.Qxf5 Qd7 33.a5 [14.Bc4+-) 21.f5 gxf5 32.a4 Be6 14...e4 Bg7 22.Rc1 f6 28.Nd3 [23.Bf2 [¹47.b5?! cxb5 15.Nh1 Bf5 27.Rg5 Qh7 46.f5™ gxf5 44.Kg2 fxg4 Diagram XABCDEFGHY 8r+lwqrvlk+( 7+p+-+p+p' 6p+p+-snp+& 5zPnsNp+-+-% 4-zP-zP-+-+$ 3+-+LzPPsN-# 2-vL-+-+PzP" 1+R+QtR-mK-! xabcdefghy 20.Nf6+ Bxf6 51.Rxe5 58.Nb6+! Kc7 64..b5 c5 13.e6„] 47.Nxd5 b3 62.Nxh5 Kd7 [56.e4! Bg7 (20.Rxg4 Bf8=] 39.Nc4!?] 15..Rf8!–+ 51.e5 Nd7 22..Nd6+ Kd7 54.Qe4+ [47.Nxe4 Rxf5 53.e5 Nd7 23.d5! cxd5 54.Be3 h4 26.Rf5? [¹50.Be7 47.fxe4± Nxd4? 22.a6!?N [12.exf6 Rh5!!–+] 48.Kf4] 57..Qxa4 d4] 12.Rxb2 Qf6 28.chesszone.Bxb6 Nf4+ 55...Bd6 13.Na4 Nd6 16.f4ƒ] 20.e6 Nxc5 24.Qxg8+ Kc7 51.Bc3! 53..f3 Nb5 Diagram XABCDEFGHY 8r+-wqrsnk+( 7+p+-+-vl-' 6-+p+-+p+& 5zPp+pzPp+-% 4-zP-zP-zP-zp$ 3+-+QvL-+-# 2-+-+-+PzP" 1+-tR-tR-mKN! xabcdefghy 30.axb5 a5³] 14.Rg6 Qxh5 48.Bxe3 Rxe5 60.Kf3! Rc2 66.Qxe6+ Kd8 49..Rg4] 50.f4 Bxd3! 29.dxc5 Rxe1+ 26.Bd2 Kf7!? 35.Bd4 Re1 61.Qc2 (19.Qxe1 Bxb2 27.axb5 21.Re2 Rf8 33..Re1 g6?! [18.Na4 Nxa4 15...Kf4) 58.Rg8+ Rxg8+ 50.Be5+ Kc6 67.Nf6+ Kc8 50..Rxh8 Rxh8 41..Bd4 e3! 59..Qxd3 f5= Diagram XABCDEFGHY 8r+-+-tr-+( 7+p+k+qvl-' 6-+p+n+p+& 5zPp+pzP-+-% 4-zP-zP-zPp+$ 3+-+Q+-sN-# 2-+-vL-+KtR" 1+-+-+R+-! xabcdefghy 39...

Kf4 Kc6 67.exd5 Nc4 15.e4 could take initiative ..Bf2+ Kc4 69..Kf5 b3–+) 62.Qxf3 cxd5 14.Kd4 Kc6 64.] 10. but in deciding moment he put king not there (58.Kf4 e3 68. 2008 http://www. 15.Bd4 Kd6 63.axb5 axb5 21.Nhf5 21 .. Navara began to shake loose foundations of Black (30....Bxb2 Kb3–+) 69.h3 Diagram XABCDEFGHY 8r+-wq-trk+( 7+-+-vlpzpp' 6p+pzp-sn-+& 5snp+Pzp-+-% 4-+-+P+l+$ 3+-zP-+N+P# 2PzPL+-zPP+" 1tRNvLQtR-mK-! xabcdefghy [12.Bxd3.Kf4 Rxg7! 61.. [18.Be3..5 in Kramnik's favour.Parimarjan (2514) Stefansson.Bf8 Kb5 65. Vladimir obtained the won position by the few strong moves (41..Ke7 61.g4).. but the ending is obvious enough.Qe2±...Bc5 b6 [64. 3.cxd4 Na5 12. Therefore last four series will be shooting.c3 0–0 9.... and David saved a game..Qxf3 Nxc6=] 12. landic grandmaster loses a lot of time by this 14.Bxb4 Kd7 66.Bd4 b2! 71..f5). but will not be shown on our telechannel. 35.Hannes (2583) [C91] [20.Bc3+=] 67. Reggio-Emilia 1998.Nbd2 Qxc6 15. when you can move d2-d4 immediately?] 9.. but overdid it after 39.e8Q+ Rxe8 63.e4 e5 2...b4!? 65.] 13.Re1 b5 7.Bxg7 Kxe6–+ 62.Qc7 13..Kf6 60.Bf4 b3 67.. The reason is simple many spectators send us responses in which it is spoken about the following: serial "Kramnik vs Navara" is interesting.Qe4).Be3+ d4!–+) 67.Bd6 Ka4 66.Nb6?! 19.Bc5+=] 61..Bd4? Kf8–+] 59.© ChessZone Magazine #6.g4..Ke7? [58.. this position began to be evaluated in White's favour. [I think that it was better to organ[Polivanov.0–0 ize a counterplay against pawn b2: 20.Bd3 Rfc8N Recommended by Vedberg.Kf4 Kf6 68.Ng3 g6 18..Nd2 Nb6 but since Oleg Romanishin unveiled his idea 16.h5).unfortunately..chesszone.d5 [Continuing a fight is also possible with open center: 10.dxc6 Qc7 14.Bc2 c6 12.Ba4 Nf6 5.Bb7 [15.Bg4 10.Ke3 (62. ".Bb6!=] 65.Bd4+ Kg6 [60.Be6 16.Rab8!? 21.Ke7)...Kd6 59.e3!–+] 59.Bb2 b5‡ 69.Ng5 Bd7 17.Bf8.org XABCDEFGHY 8-+-+-+r+( 7+p+k+-sN-' 6-vL-+P+-+& 5+p+p+-+-% 4-+-+p+-+$ 3+-+-+-mK-# 2-+-+-+-+" 1+-+-+-+-! xabcdefghy 58.Bg5 Diagram XABCDEFGHY 8r+r+-+k+( 7+l+-vlp+p' 6p+qzp-snp+& 5+-+-zp-vL-% 4p+n+P+-+$ 3+-zPL+NsNP# 2-zP-+QzPP+" 1tR-+-tR-mK-! xabcdefghy (10) Negi.Bd4 b4 60.Nf1] 16.Bc1 Kb4 68.h3 Bxf3! 14.2008 maneuver. 47. the main continuation was 12.Bc1 (69..] 19.Bb3 d6 8.. Kramnik drove back the figures of opponent (24.Kg4 d4 [66..exd5 (22.5–0. Well...Ke4 Ke6 Summary of the 4th game: White put on an opening solidly..e7 Kf7 62.a4 Negi begins an action against the pawn b5...Bd2? Kc5 68.dxc6 is less precise: 12..Ke6 67..Nf1!... Anatoly] 1. Yudasin-Tatai.Be3 exd4 11..Nf1 Nc4 17.Nh4 d5! 22.Bb4 Kd7 66. and took up the line of resistance (28.....Qe2 bxa4™ 20.Bc2 this is a matter of taste.Bb5 a6 4. the fourth episode became..Kc5 68. and by move 20..Nb6? As a child I heard such rule that the pieces don't go back...Nh4?! d5!] 20.and it becomes the last. 29.05.. Thank you for watching us! ½–½ Be7 6.Nxe8 Kxe8 64.Kd6 63.. IceKaupthing Open Differdange/LUX (6).Bc5+ [59. it did not happen.Nf3 Nc6 3.Ke3 Kc4 70. the most thrilling .h3..Bxf3 13.d4 [Really why to waste a tempo for 9..Be1™= (67.Bc8 [Previously. perhaps.Na5 11.Bh6 Rfd8 20.

Bxa4 Bc6!] 29.Kh2+-] 34..Bg5+-) 28. today I am not ready for such discussion".Nxf5 Bc5–+) 22.Bc4µ .Rd3+-. he could force a draw: 25.Bxe5 group. 39.Ke8 25.Nhf5! Standard blow.. [24. but no 4-+-+P+-vL$ less strong. [36.Nf3 Nc6 And we have the first surprise cause I expected for a Najdorf.Rf5 Rd8 39. [It was neces4p+-+P+-+$ sary to be satisfied with that a rook protects a 3+-zP-+Q+P# sixth line now: 35.Der32.] 27..Qc5 37.Ilja (2369) [B29] can themselves desist from repetition.Ra1 Qb6 42.Bxf6 of pawns and will attack with material superi.Qg5 d5 37.Bh4 Bf8! It's impossible to allow a queen in the own camp..c4+..White eaten a couple ensues from all of a game..Nd6+ Bxd6 30..Ncd7 29.Rf3 Rc1 35. 14..Rxd7 Kxd7 27.Rxd5 Nxd5?? A gross error.Ba4.Rb6!? 36. 1st board.Qxa3.Anatoliy (2363) ...Bxc4 Qxc4 25..gxf5 23. more greedy way: 32.Nbd7 xabcdefghy 25...Re3! ExcelXABCDEFGHY lent tempo transfer.Rxf7+‚ .2008 31. 34.Nh4 Kf8?! 6p+rzp-sn-+& Only assists White's attack.Qf3! Di3zP-wqL+-wQP# rection of attack is chosen right.© ChessZone Magazine #6..Nxd6+ Bxd6 29....Bxf6 Nxf6 38. [21.. 22. XABCDEFGHY 22 ....e4 c5 Ilja from time to time nostalgies for French defence. joys by Scandinavian sometimes. ority.exd5 Qd6 30..f6 42...exd5 5+-sn-zpN+-% Rb6 38..Qe3 2-+-+-zPP+" would be an error: 24...Qh8+-] 31.Qxe7 Qxe7 8r+-+kvl-+( 27...f4) Bf8!µ] 28.Bxe7 Nxe7 24.d6+-] 35.Qxe5+ Kd7 40.Bc2 Rxc2 Time to tell "good-bye" to xabcdefghy the queen.here knight's c4 departure told upon!] 22.chesszone...Rad1? [Negi could beat a direct-fire: 40.. [30.A .Nxf5 Bd8 24.Nf3± .exd5 Qxd5 It is hardly worthwhile to take the pawn..Bg5 d5 37.] 27.Bh4±) 39.Qg8+ Bf8 40.38.im Derjabin.White have to show an accu7+l+n+p+p' racy for a draw achievement. of course.Black will get a mate here.Bxf6+ Nxf6 36.Ng7+ Kd7 (27..Qg7 Bf8 (11) Polivanov.Nxd5 23.Bd3 Rc6? Diagram [Polivanov.. Nameboards says: "im Polivanov.bxa3 [31. 25.Be7 Stefansson manages to re.] Alushta UKR ch sf (4). 2008 http://www...] 33.[..Bc2! [If Negi desired.Bh6+ Ke8 Diagram but it can also make other. here queen also can be useful in diagonal a3-f8 or c1 square..Qxf7#] 1–0 30.d5 22.Nxf6 39..Ke7 28. Thinking a little bit..Qxh7 Bf8µ] 24. semifinal of Ukrainian championship.Qe4 Rd8 (41.wild posi1tR-+-tR-mK-! tion!] 36.Bg5 [28...Bxd5 38.Qxe5 Qxh4 26.] The Stefansson's idea is understandable...org gxf5 23.Rxe7 Bc6 .Qg5 Qc5 39. [37.Rxc1 Qxc1+ 36. 28.axb2 31.Ng7+! Bxg7 38.Qxe5+ Re6] 38.Qxf3 Nxe5 41. but it logically 29.Rf3 7+l+-+p+p' Knight f6 again feels uncomfortably. 2. that I saw one game by Derjabin in Sveshnikov's variation.Bxf3 39.Qa5 [33..Nh5!? 37.Qh6 Be7 27. 33.. "Nope.Qg3 [29..Bh6+ Ke8 26. Anatoly] Alushta (Crimea).Kd8 35.Nc5 26. I remembered.Bxf6 Bxf6 1+-+RtR-mK-! 26.Ng7+ Kd8! .] 21.Nf5+= but youngster. but in common he plays the Sicilian.exd5 5+-+-zpN+-% Nbxd5 23.I".05.d5 6p+qzp-sn-vL& [34....Nd6+ [38. 1.Rc6! (38.Qxf3 Rac8 40.Ng7+ Ke7 27... 36.Qxf6 Bxf3 40.Qxc3 32. 4th round.a3!? Black are snarling..Ne3 Bxd5 2-zPL+-zPP+" 37. thirsts for a fight..Black jabin..Qb2 8r+rvlk+-+( 34..

2004.Ng5!‚) 9.Kd1! Rxe4 16.Ng4 5. [12..Qxg4 Re8+ 14. In second direction .Qxf2 axb5 11..Nb5 Qb8 Diagram 11.in the end. I will give full analysis without any change: [7.. 7.Qxf2 Nxa1 11..b6 11...Nc3 Nf6 Well well well! [Usually I collide with 3.f5 14.e5 few years ago.simply I did not believe in any possibility of practical application.c4 Nc7 12.org 3... it deserves a lot of attention. as we know .. that unequal for Bulgarian 12. [12.] 8. Nf6 .Qxd6 15.tension increases by droning and easy way.Bf4 Diagram XABCDEFGHY 8rwql+kvl-tr( 7zpp+pzppzpp' 6-+n+-+-+& 5+Nzp-zP-+-% 4-+-+-+n+$ 3+-+-+N+-# 2PzPPzPQzPPzP" 1tR-vL-mKL+R! xabcdefghy 7.Bg5 looks interesting.Nd6+ (9. Strange bomb.Nxe5 Nxe5 9. is more exact . that Derjabin have chosen.e5 [If to take into account all meaning of this game. So..Nxb4 All analysis storaged in a text document.f6 9.bxc5 Bxd6 (10.h3 doesn't spoils much.Be7 13. but Black now will have an extra-opportunity.Nxf2+ 10.] 7.. but after 13..Ng5 Nh6 XABCDEFGHY 8rwql+kvl-tr( 7zpp+p+pzpp' 6-+n+-+-sn& 5+NzppzP-+-% 4-+-+-vL-+$ 3+-zP-+N+P# 2P+-+QzPP+" 1tR-+-mKL+R! xabcdefghy Here I thought.it's a kind of insistent demand for a principal systems.Bb2 a6µ] 9.. By the way.exd6 10.Ng5 Bxc5 13. 11.] 10.a6 8. that my position is won completely.Bxf2+ 15. and I was prepared something like "opening bomb".Qg3) 12. move 5.Nxe5 axb5 11.chesszone.Bxh6 gxh6 11...f3 Qxd6 17. this is true..h3?! I was manage 23 ...e5. bomb's age .Nxf7.Nxh8 Nxf2 (14.cxd6 Re8 13. This second direction ..d5 This move is follows from the White's main idea (Nd6+ and unsealing of "e"-file).Bxh6 gxh6 15.Nd6+ Bxd6 13..d3!+-) 14. So.Kd1 Nxa1 (9. that move. 2008 http://www..] 12.a3 .Ne5? Nxe5– +. 00:03..Qd3 f5 (14. In first .Nxf2 10. If I'm not mistake.is quite unpleasant for White. that I was analysed 4...Nc6 [10.Nd6+ exd6 9. I found that file ..Bb2 a6 (8.e6.bxc5 a6 10.exd6+ Kd8 almost all variations for Black's objections except one.. that in line 12..exd6+ Kd8 13.. I refused of it in view.Bxc5 12.viewers are drowning immediately into the whirlpool of emotions and complications. neutralized. [Text file contained the right path: 8.Nxf7+ Kc7 14.d4! a6 (8.exd7+ Kxd7 15..Ne4 Nd4 (13.Nc7+ (11. which I made...Nd6+ Kf8 14.] 10. I think....d4.8.Ngxe5 8..Kd1 d6 16.exf6 Nxf6 10. 3.Bf4) 15.. Of course..h3 Ngxe5 (9.d4 e6 [In case 9. trying to find a difference between this move and 10....Nd6+ exd6 12. most reasonably was 4. 00:02. 7.Nd6+ Kf8 I must to spent one move for bishop's g5 retreat.Ne5±) 9.Nd8! After a long thinking Ilja found a good defence with some provocation context.cause of control of square d4.cxd4 would arise an above-mention position.Nd5 will fall under the tempos: 11.Qxc5±) 10.bombs are the essential part of thrillers! 00:05.b4!N Thrillers can develop by two directions... 00:04.© ChessZone Magazine #6.Be7 13.Nxc2+ 9.hxg4 e6! 11.] 4..cxd4 9..Bb2 … 0–0–0) 15.Nxf7+ Kc7 13.a3 .c3 [I spent a lot of time.h3 Nh6 10. Perhaps. I want to erase it one time .Ke1!±] 8.Nh6 [Worth a try 8..dxc5 Bxd6 12.Ne5+ Ke6 I can't find any more.07. there is no need in exclamation mark.Qe2 Qc7 For this moment.Nd6+?! Bxd6 13.Rb1) 11. Boooring.here it is! [Before played only 7. When I came back... and achieves own culmination in the ending. than perpetual check: 16.0–0–0+-] 13...cxb4 8.f6!? ..d4.c3!?) 9..Nd6+ [I had very like to perform 13. but anyway!] 4.. But all the point. I was have to "create" unassistently from 8th move already. it was playing by Paulsen..fxe4 Ng4 18.exd6+ Kd8 14.. trying to extract some old variations from it. Thus.Bb2±.Qxf4 14.Kd1 d6 15. I was brokenly straining my memory.almost four years old... I came to conclusion..Qxb5©.date of creation was 30. By the way.Bxb5©) 10.exd6+-] 11..exd6+ Kd8 10.. 128 years ago!] 6..exd5 12.. 12.. [To me.

Bxg2! Here 14.Kc1 Qg5+ 24 .Ng6+ Qe4! 17.0–0 16.Nxb8 dxe2 28.Kd5 Qc7 [39....Qe5 Rf8 Diagram to b7.Qxe7 36.. [I clearly saw a winning: could be auspicious for Black) 16..Qe7! The strongest move again! 35.White 18... maybe b5-b4 somewhere.Kxd3 c4+ 37.... that he has any mutual ] 13...Bxd3+-] 25.Bxh6+.Qe7+ Kc8 24..40.Qf7 d3 24.Qh8+ more precise way: 13..Bxd7+ Kxd7 28. Kc8-b7.f6 poor pawn f2? [37.Kd3!+-] 17..e6+.Nf5!+-] 36.. otherwise he found 4-+-+-+-+$ 29.it's a 5+-+K+-+-% death: 22.Kd4? Rxd8 45.Qd6. Of in trouble.Kc7 27.Qf3! 43. [.Rg1 Rf8! .Qh5+ Kd8 19..d7 Qf4+ 39. [It was to be 7zpp+p+p+p' chosen 28.no "etouffe" anymore .Qf4+ 38.Qh8?? Time-trouble error.Qe8!] 27.Black are plan. [It would seem.Qe5!] 16.Bxg2 23.dxc4 Re8!) 26.. I refused.Qb7 8rwql+ktr-+( 28.Rh8! course.0–0–0 .Re1!+-.Qxf2? Why to waste own precious time for would be an ideal position for it.Derjabin did feel.Kxc4 Qxh3=] 19. 41. 26.Bxe8 [26.. actually...] 20.Qxf8 1tR-+-mKL+R! Qe4µ was more artful. XABCDEFGHY but Black could to make 29. 2008 http://www.Qxf6+ Kc8 Diagram 4-+N+-+-+$ XABCDEFGHY 8rwqk+r+-+( 7zpl+p+-+-' 6-zp-zPnwQ-+& 5+-zp-+N+-% 4-+-+-+-+$ 3+-zPp+-+P# 2P+-+LzPP+" 1tR-+-mK-+R! xabcdefghy 25.. 7zp-wqPwQ-+-' and dig d4-d4 can be dangerous in some 6kzp-+-+-+& situations.. Rook has 6-+-zPn+-zp& two functions: Qe4 prevention and knight e6 5+-zppwQ-+-% pressure. turned over my sheet for writing it and suddenly I felt myself like a full idiot.Qxe4+ dxe4 18.Qf3 [35.Ng7+-] 23. main hero should read him a notation.Kd4? Seconds pawn d6 will feel rook's support soon..Bxh6 gxh6 chances...b5!? is more unpleasant . 22.Ne3 Kb7 Black timetroubled also.Qe7+ Kc6 29.Kd6 25..exd6+ Ne6 15..Kd2 [First I was depending on 27.Kf4 [43...Nxc4 Rh8! Diagram ning Qb6.. Here I was made 41. but any8-+-+-+-tr( way ..Ne8+ Ke6=.Qh7 Nf8 32.Black are going to check white king through "h"-file.d8Q Qe2+!= 44.Nh4! Good idea.Rg8 17.Kd2 Qg2+ 46.Qxe6.Ke5 Rh5+? King escapes from checks unexpectedly. 16.. 30.Qxd8 Qd1+–+] 43.37. 17... [37..Qc6! 33.Kxc4 Rc8+ 38.king can escape [15.Ne7+ Kb8 29.Kd3 Qe4+ 45.] 28.d8Q Rxd8+ 41.. this move should be lose.] 33..Rxh1 Qxf2+ 31.Qf7 Qe4 [32.dxe7 (26.that 37.Bxd6 14.Kxd3 c4+!–+] 3+-zP-+N+P# 30.Qe4! 29.. [He can force a draw by 42..Nxd7!+-) 26.Nxh8 Kf6µ of inevitable death".Bh5? Reminds a cliche of American blockbusters: "before to shoot a bullet into enemy.0–0 17.Bxh1 27...Qb7+ 42.Qxh1 2P+-+-zPP+" 31.no saving Qe4 anymore) 14.Kd5 Rc8! ...Nc6+ Kc8 17.. that 40.Rxh1! The only move.Kd4! Rh4+ 44. Knight is going to f5 .dxe7 Re8 [16....Qxd8 Qxe3 42.chesszone.org (16...] fade away.Qxh6 Bb7 21.Qxd7+ Ka6 35.Qxh7 Re8 [Queen on e7 . In contrast to me.white-square bishop gaines a liberty.Bd3‚. The point is that I forgot about time control: 90 minutes / 40 moves + 30 minutes until the end! I can no hurried with my 41 move...] 26.b6 Draw offer.Qf4! 30....Bxd7 Nxd7 xabcdefghy 34.Ne7+ Rxe7 (25.Be2 d4!? Frankly XABCDEFGHY speaking. so as enemy was invent any trick for the avoidance 3+-zP-+-+P# 2P+-+-+-+" 1+-+-+-+-! xabcdefghy A best chance .] 38... Ba6.Kd8 26. but this idea can be adjust by 27.Nf5+....c4! Ne6 (13.© ChessZone Magazine #6..

than whole endgame is drawn too. knight?" Yeah. and Ilja answered: "But position is drawish!".Qg2 Qe5 60.Qg3 Qe2+ 59..Qxb4+ Kxb4 67.Kg1 Qxa2 (65. that endgame 60. Apparently.Kd3 Kb4 75.Kd1 b4 82.Kg1 [¹51..Kg3 Qe3+ 66..d8Q Finally..Qb3 Kb6 71.Kg1 Rg5µ Unpleasant.Kh1 Qe1+ 52.. 82.Kc3 [82...Qg3+ 56..Kf2 Qc5+ 69.Qa3+ Kb7 45.Kg3 Rxc4 45.Ka1 b4 78.chesszone.Qxa7+ Kxd6 48..Rc5 58.Kc1 [83.Kb5 Here some kind man brings a second queen to me.... Therefore.. ½–½ 25 . he is the best arbiter! 46.here I didn't see the only reply for Black.Kh2 [50.Qxc4 Qxd7 48...Kb1 Kxb4.Qb2+ Ka5 49.axb4 a3 85. 49.Qf2 Qxh3 57..a4!+-] 47.Nd6+ Kc6 46.Ka5? 47.. he is right.Qg2 Qe1+ 57.queen.Kc2 Kc4 [If line 75.Rxc3! 52.Kb1 a4 77..© ChessZone Magazine #6. begin to whisper .Qe5+ 51...Kf2 a5 Diagram XABCDEFGHY 8-+-wQ-+-+( 7zp-+-+-+-' 6-zp-+-+-+& 5mk-+-+-+-% 4-+r+q+-+$ 3+-zP-+-+P# 2PwQ-+-+K+" 1+-+-+-+-! xabcdefghy And here I heard again: "Draw?".] 76.] 68....Qa3+ [Too early for queen: 45..Qd2+ 65.Qec4? Awful. I decided to move my king sideways..Qd4++-) 66.Nd2!] 43.Rh5+ 66. [65.Kb1™ Kc3 80.Kh2 Qe5+ 53...Kg2 b5 70.Kh2 Qe5+ 58.Qd2 Qxd2 62. and we handshaked..Kc1 Kc3 84.Kh2 [68.Nd8+=] 44..Qeg4 Qc1+ 62.Kb3 84.Q2e2 Re5 Diagram XABCDEFGHY 8-+-+-+-+( 7+-+-+-+-' 6-mk-+-+-+& 5zpp+-wq-+-% 4-+-+-+-+$ 3+Q+-+-+-# 2P+-+-mK-+" 1+-+-+-+-! xabcdefghy Carelessness.Kb2 Kd3 77.Qb3+ Kc5! [46.Qb4 66..Kxe3 Kc5 74.org 47.Qd4+!] 72... that man is the most principle arbiter in Ukraine.Ka1= is drawn.. I have replied to my opponent: "You have proposed a draw three time in a row".Qa3+ Kb5 [47."ahhhh!". 57. who gather round a board. And time-trouble had sneaking again.Qxc3!? 61.Kc1 Kd3 81.. 2008 http://www.Rh4+ Draw offer again.Kc6? 48.Kg2] 51..Qg2? Awful in a square. rook.Qg2 could suit better: 44..Kg1 Qe3+ [55.Kg2 Qe4+ Diagram XABCDEFGHY 8-+-+-+-+( 7zp-+-+-+-' 6-zp-+-+-+& 5mk-+-tr-+-% 4-+-+-+Q+$ 3+-wq-+-+-# 2P+-+Q+-mK" 1+-+-+-+-! xabcdefghy [63..Qxc5+ bxc5–+.Kf2.a3! Final chord.axb4? a3–+] 83.Qde2 Qf4 [After a game Derjabin told me.d8N++-] 48.Kg2™ Qd2+=] 65.Qxg5+ Qxg5+ 68..] 61.Ka3 76. who maintains (as a joke? as a serious?) in discussion of similar case: "I would adjudge a defeat immediately! This is a prompt! Who knows. [For this purpose. Angry by these circumstances.Qdd2 Qg3+=] 52...Qf4+ 55.Qd3+™] 45.Kf3? Rxc3+] 50. I had recall one arbiter.b3 83..Qg7+-] 64. 72.Qe3+ Some viewers..Nf7+ Ke6 49. In revenge...... 67. what is he going to promote . and it turned out that checks are gone! 54..Qdd2 Qh5 59.. 43.Qxd2+ Ka6 is drawn.Qd1! Qb2+ 65.Kb1=] 83. 54...Kb3 Kd2 78. [71.Qd5+ By this moment I was very tired .axb3 axb3 80.d8N+!? Kd7 47.Kb1 b3 79.Kh2 Qxc3 63.Qe1+ [Pin wasn't dangerous: 51. this is a suicide!".Qxe3+ 73. "triangle" will decide a case in Black's favour.. which can be interpretate: "What is he doing.Qg7+ 50. [64.Qe5+ 69.Kb2 a4 79..Kg1+-] 56...Qc2!] 64.d8Q?! Rxc3+ 46..

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Let's look at both carefully. Whenever you act. raising from EP and then folding is an easy play.. "I don't know" or "Didn't really think about it" or "Just because. Are you trying to make the your opponent fold? Are you making a value bet? You must clearly conceptualize the purpose of each action before you perform it.. you're torn between three-betting and smooth-calling. You should make every play for a reason. Because the button is raising a fairly wide range you decide you're not going to fold your A-J. sometimes I rail him. You have A -J in the big blind.pokerlistings.chesszone. stats-wise something like 19/16/3. Since you're way ahead of the bulk of his range. But the raiser from the button will be raising a huge range. Let's look at a couple of examples. So ask yourself what you're accomplishing before you make your play. Each decision you make could lead to winning or losing your stack. all of which are decent choices. Whenever I see him make a questionable move I ask him. calling and folding. Just guessing at things and betting or checking for the sake of doing it is not playing poker. 29 . Don't let this be you. The key to making good decisions is to have an outcome in mind. The small blind folds and you." This is not the way to play poker. It's folded to the button. With every play you make. Some of course are better than others. So you have to be sure to give each decision your full attention. "Why did you do that?" Often I'm met with replies like. Take some time to think about the situation.com So many players make plays just for the sake of making them.© ChessZone Magazine #6. Your options are three-betting. I have a friend who "plays" poker. you should have a clear view of what it is you want to accomplish. you should have a goal. The player on the button is a tight-aggressive player. Example 1 Game: $1/$2 No-Limit six-max Effective stacks: $200. Against a tight opponent.org Make Every Play for a Reason By Daniel Skolovy Sponsored article by http://www. 2008 http://www. who raises to $8..

Also your opponent will continue with the bulk of his range. Thus. which is one of the better scenarios. If his button-raising range is something like AA-22. Calling Now let's look at the flat-call. Most of the time the flop is not going to help you. the initiative is seldom enough to overcome playing out of position against another good player whose range beats you. A-To-A-6o. Each side has its positives and negatives. Some of these will be four-bet.© ChessZone Magazine #6. If he folds. which lets him define his range to one that beats you. The main drawback of course is that you let your opponent take the lead in the hand. A-Ks. as opposed to threebetting. What you give up is your initiative in the hand. What I'm trying to get you to do is fully contemplate each decision and know what you are going to accomplish before you act. What you give up in postflop EV by three-betting is made up all the times you win the hand before the flop. The one positive aspect to three-betting is that you will win a number of pots before the flop and when you do see the flop you'll have the initiative. A-Ko-6-7o. AA-88. What you give up in EV by not three-betting pre-flop is made up each time you flop a better hand than him and see a showdown. If he calls you'll be playing out of position with a growing pot against a range that largely dominates you. he will fold out the worst of his range and will continue with A-K. some of them will not. whereas if you three-bet and he calls and the board comes ace-high you will often find yourself out-kicked at showdown! So by flat-calling you get your opponent to continue with worse hands than he would if you were to three-bet him. you win a small 4xBB pot. you're actually ahead of his range. 30 .org Three-Betting If you three-bet. you keep the pot small with a potentially dominated hand. Q-9s-9-7s (most TAG's button ranges are similar). K-Jo-T-8o. you'll be playing out of position against a decent TAG on a flop that didn't improve your hand against a range that largely dominates you. There are several plus sides to smooth-calling. and some suited connectors. K-Qs. 2008 http://www. and you get to keep the pot small for when you're behind. but his three-bet calling range is better than your hand. Another positive of calling is if the flop comes ace-high he'll continue his aggression with many worse aces than yours. However. On the plus side. with neither one showing a great advantage over the other. A-Q. You beat his button-raising range. By smooth-calling you allow him to continue with his entire range. when you three-bet your goal is to get your opponent to fold. Axs. In the end the EV of calling versus three-betting is fairly close. 4-5s.chesszone.

The big blind is your average fishy player. Your opponent could also be calling with a wide range of hands on the flop.© ChessZone Magazine #6. you have a very small chance of winning the pot. Betting Now the betting argument. It's folded to you and you make it $8. You did pick up three more outs with the 9 . this is an easy bet.chesszone. So you bet $14 and he calls. Your bet has a split goal . Your goal in betting the turn is the exact same as when you bet the flop. Against a ten you have 18 outs. He calls too much pre-flop and calls too many streets with dominated hands.either way is good. Checking By checking. If you bet and he folds. You bet $35 and once again your opponent calls. The board comes 3 -4 -T . The turn brings the 9 . if you check and the river blanks. he'll likely fold to the turn bet. He could have a mid pocket pair as well as a ten or maybe even overcards.. Your opponent once again checks. So what checking accomplishes is a free shot at your many outs.org Example 2 Game: $1/$2 No-Limit six-max Effective stacks: $200. The river drops down the Q . you gain a free shot at your 12 outs to a near nut hand as well as six more outs to top pair. ? Well. You have K -Q on the button. You. 2008 http://www. you have a strong hand and are building a pot should you hit. Should you bet or check through? 31 . Your opponent again checks. After taking the lead pre-flop and flopping the second nut flush draw and two overcards. Your opponent checks and you.. you win. ? Now you have the option of checking or betting. In PokerTracker terms. If you bet and he calls. He probably does not have an overpair. The small blind folds and the big blind calls. You can also win this pot with a bet on the turn. he plays around 32/8/1. There's $115 in the pot.. This means you have 18 clear outs. Now any jack also gives you a straight. you have a strong hand. If your opponent was calling the flop really light. Your equity in this hand is very strong.. This bet is a continuation bet/strong semi-bluff. However. You don't mind if he calls because of your outs and you really don't mind if he folds.

Your goal. His turn call defines his range a little better. It will help your game immensely. You know our opponent is fairly bad. So do yourself a favor. You bet $50 and your opponent calls with Q -J .© ChessZone Magazine #6. 32 . and start giving each decision the attention it deserves. Success. Now. if you bet. Conclusion As you can see there's a lot beneath the surface of your average poker hand.org Well. you have to decide whether you're betting to make a better hand fold (not likely) or to make a worse hand call. He most likely has some kind of ten (AT-JT). therefore. a flush draw or Q-J for a straight draw. Ask yourself why. to make a properly informed decision you must look at what our opponent's range consists of. You must always be evaluating and reevaluating what your goals are in your hand. Now you know what a check would accomplish. you surmise he'll call with a worse hand. 2008 http://www. and ask yourself what you hope to accomplish before you act. Obviously your bet will not make any better hand fold.chesszone. It will let you show down your hand and see if it is best. Since you've determined your opponent is a bit of a calling station. is betting for value. JJ. It may start out as a bluff and by the end turn into a value bet. Stop just acting instinctually. So you have to decide if a worse hand will call. His flop call could mean anything.

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