Sicilian Defence

Rauzer Variation

SI 28.3 (B65)

Turning A New Page
by Alexey Kuzmin

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e4
Àf3
d4
Àd4
Àc3
Ãg5
©d2
0-0-0
f4
©d4
h4

c5
Àc6
cd4
Àf6
d6
e6
Ãe7
0-0
Àd4
©a5

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NEW IN CHESS

The move 11.h4!? was first em-

Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu

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ployed by Nisipeanu against
Tyomkin in the European Junior
Championship, Holon 1995, and
until the recent game TopalovNisipeanu, Bucharest 2006, this
position had not occurred at
grandmaster level. On this occasion the Romanian grandmaster
had to fight against his own
innovation.
But let us go back one move.
During the last few years numerous games have been played in
the forcing variation 11.Ãc4
Ãd7 12.e5 de5 13.fe5 Ãc6
14.Ãd2 Àd7 15.Àd5 ©d8
16.Àe7 ©e7 17.Õhe1. Its consequences have been worked out as
far as the endgame, but Black’s
defences still remain fairly solid.
11.®b1 often occurs, and only
after 11...h6 or 11...Õd8 12.h4.
The advance of the h-pawn on
the 11th move, like the king
move, prevents the immediate
development of the bishop to d7
on account of the 12.e5 breakthrough. What else does Black
have? He can either himself advance e6-e5, or else try to prepare the continuation of his
mobilisation, without changing
the pawn structure in the centre
with 11...Õd8. If he chooses the
second plan he must at the same
time prevent e4-e5 – this is the
aim, and not the immediate
threat to the bishop, that is pursued by h7-h6 now or on the next
move. An illustration of the
problems that await Black in the

event of him accepting the
bishop sacrifice is provided by
the
game
BeliavskyTseshkovsky,
49th
Soviet
Championship, Frunze 1981.
By Comparison

Let us look at the position after
11.®b1 and compare it with that
given in the previous diagram.

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It is obvious that, for opposing
11...e5, the king move is much
more useful: the a2-pawn is defended, and there is the possibility after ©d2 of exploiting the
tactical resource Àd5. This explains why, compared with a
couple of hundred games with
11.®b1, there have been only a
few tries with 11.h4. But, as is
shown
by
the TopalovNisipeanu game, things are also
not so simple after 11.h4 e5
12.©e3!. After 12...ef4 13.Ãf4,
as chosen by the Romanian
grandmaster, the subsequent
pawn sacrifice 13...Ãe6 is practically forced, since after
13...Õd8 14.Ãc4 Black’s positi-

Survey SI 28.3

on is unpromising. But, as shown
by the further development of
the game, Black does not obtain
full compensation. 12...Ãe6!?
13.f5 Ãa2 needs testing. This
looks extremely risky and it allows White a whole range of
possibilities, but to demonstrate
an advantage for him is by no
means easy.
In other lines (11.h4 Õd8; 11.h4
h6), apart from the possibility of
transposing into the usual move
order by 12.®b1, White can also
try to use the tempo more effectively. Thus after 11.h4 Õd8

12.©e3 h6 13.Ãe2 Ãd7, which
occurred in the source game
Nisipeanu-Tyomkin, 14.©g3!?
®f8 15.e5! looks strong, with a
dangerous attack.
After 11.®b1 the plan of advancing e6-e5 is acceptable for
Black only after the inclusion of
11...h6 12.h4 e5. Here note
should be made of new attempts
by White: 13.©d2!? (VolokitinMiroshnichenko,
German
Bundesliga
2005/06)
and
13.©e3!? (Kurnosov-Guseinov,
European
Championship,
Kusadasi 2006). Black usually

continues the mobilisation of his
forces without advancing in the
centre. Here we consider only
the plan for White that is analogous to the variation with 11.h4
(Nisipeanu-Tyomkin) – 11.®b1
h6 12.h4 Õd8 13.Ãe2 Ãd7
14.©e3, after which Black
should continue 14...Ãc6. As
shown by the development of
events in the games PikulaDamljanovic, Pancevo 2006 and
Zelcic-Kharlov,
European
Championship, Warsaw 2005, in
the subsequent complications he
has sufficient counterplay.

Nisipeanu’s Move
11.h4

Volgograd 1996] 12...ef4 [12...Ãe6!? 13.f5
(13.©e1!?) 13...Ãa2

21.©e4Ê; 16...©e5 17.Õd2 a6 18.Ãe2Ç]
17.Õc6 bc6 18.Ãe2 Àd7 [18...Õb8
19.Õd1 ©c7 20.e5å] 19.Õd1å ©c7
20.g3 [20.g4!? Àe5 21.©g3å] 20...Õb8
21.©d4!? [21.Àa4 ©a5 22.©c3 ©c7Ç;
22...©a4?
23.Õd4!ê;
21.g4!?]
21...©g3 [21...Àf6 22.©d6 ©b6 23.b3
h6Ç] 22.©a7 Àf6 23.®b1 [23.©e7
©e3 (23...h6 24.©d6!å) 24.®b1 Àd7
25.©d6 ©b6 26.Àa4 ©b7 27.Ãc4!å]
23...h5 [23...h6 24.©c5 ©c7Ç] 24.a4
[24.©c5å]
24...Ãg4?!
[24...©e5!
25.©d4 ©a5 26.®c1 Ãg4Ç] 25.Ãg4
hg4 26.©d4! ©h4? [26...Õe8 27.a5å]
27.e5!
Àd5
28.Àd5
cd5
29.Õg1!ê ©h2 30.Õg4 Õc8
31.Õg7! ®h8

Topalov,Veselin
Nisipeanu,Liviu-Dieter

Bucharest m 2006 (4)

1.e4 c5 2.Àf3 d6 3.d4 cd4 4.Àd4
Àf6 5.Àc3 Àc6 6.Ãg5 e6 7.©d2
Ãe7 8.0-0-0 0-0 9.f4 Àd4 10.©d4
©a5 11.h4

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11...e5 [11...Ãd7 12.e5 de5 13.fe5ê]
12.©e3 [12.©f2 Ãe6? (12...ef4 13.Ãf4
Ãe6 14.Ãd6 Ãd6 15.Õd6 Õac8º)
13.a3? (13.Ãf6 Ãf6 14.f5 Ãa2
(14...Ãd7å) 15.Õh3!ê) 13...ef4 14.Ãf4
Õfc8º Gabrielsen-Simola, Copenhagen
1996; 12.©d3 ef4 (12...Ãe6? 13.f5 Ãa2
14.©b5!ê)
13.Ãf4
Õd8?!
(¿
13...Ãe6º) 14.Ãe2 (14.©b5!? ©c7
15.Ãc4Ç) 14...Ãe6 15.Àd5?! Ãd5 16.ed5
©a2 17.Ãf3 b5ç Tarasov-Evdokimov,

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14.©e2 (14.Ãf6 Ãf6 15.g4 (15.©e2!)
15...Õfc8 16.g5 Ãd8â; 14.Õh3 Õfc8
15.©e1 Ãc4 16.®b1 Ãf1 17.©f1 Õc6
18.Ãf6 Ãf6 19.Àd5 Õac8ÿ M.Golubev;
14.g4 d5!â) 14...Õfc8 (14...a6 15.Õh3! b5
16.Àa2 ©a2 17.Õa3 ©c4 18.©c4 bc4
19.Õc3å) 15.©b5 ©b5 16.Ãb5 a6
17.Ãd3 (17.Ãd7 Õc7 18.Ãf6 Ãf6 19.Àa2
Õd7 20.Àc3 h5¤) 17...Ãc4¤] 13.Ãf4
Ãe6 [13...Õd8 14.Ãc4Ç] 14.Ãd6 [14.a3
Õfd8º] 14...Ãd6 15.Õd6 Õac8
[15...Ãa2? 16.Õf6 gf6 17.Õh3!ê]
16.a3Ç Õc6?! [16...Õc3?! 17.©c3 ©c3
18.bc3 Àe4 19.Õd4 Àc3 20.g4å;
16...Õc5?! 17.Ãe2 Õfc8 18.Õhd1 h6
19.Õd8å; 16...©c7!? 17.Õd2 ©e7
18.Àb5 (18.©a7? Õc3¤) 18...a6
(18...Õfd8 19.Àa7 Õa8 20.Õd8 Õd8
21.Àb5å) 19.Àd6 Õc6 20.e5 Àg4

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32.Õg4 [32.e6? ©c2 33.®a2 Õc4=]
32...Õc4 [32...©c2 33.®a2 Õc4
(33...©c4 34.®a3!ê) 34.Õh4 ®g7
35.©g1ê] 33.©d1 Õg4 34.©g4

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©e5 35.c3 ®h7 36.©d4
37.a5 f5 38.b4 ©e2 39.©d5
40.©d6 ®g5 41.a6 f4 42.©c5
43.a7

©e6
®g6
®g4
1-0

Nisipeanu,Liviu-Dieter
Tyomkin,Dimitri
Holon Ech-jr 1995 (2)

1.e4 c5 2.Àf3 d6 3.d4 cd4 4.Àd4
Àf6 5.Àc3 Àc6 6.Ãg5 e6 7.©d2
Ãe7 8.0-0-0 0-0 9.f4 Àd4 10.©d4
©a5 11.h4 Õd8 12.©e3 [12.®b1
Dashko-Mamian, Krasnodar 2001] 12...h6
[12...a6 13.Ãe2Ç; 13.e5!? de5 14.Õd8 Ãd8
15.fe5 Àd5 16.Àd5 ed5 17.Ãd8 ©d8
18.Ãd3Ç] 13.Ãe2 [13.e5? de5 14.Õd8
©d8 (14...Ãd8! 15.fe5 hg5ç) 15.Ãf6 Ãf6
16.fe5 Ãh4 17.©e4 Ãg5 18.®b1º
Bioret-Plachkinova, Sautron 2001; 13.Ãc4?!
Ãd7 14.e5 de5 15.fe5 Àg4! (15...hg5
16.hg5 Àg4 17.©h3¤) 16.©g3 hg5
17.©g4 ©e5ç] 13...Ãd7 [13...b5!? 14.e5
de5 15.Ãf6 (15.Õd8 ©d8 16.fe5 (16.Ãf6
Ãf6 17.fe5 Ãh4 18.©e4 Ãg5 19.®b1
Õb8â) 16...hg5 17.ef6 Ãf6 18.©e4 Õb8º)
15...Õd1 16.Àd1 Ãf6 17.fe5 Ãd8 18.©e4
Õb8 19.Ãd3 g6 20.®b1Ê] 14.e5
[14.©g3!? ®f8 (14...Õac8!? 15.Ãh6 Àe8
16.Ãg7!? Àg7 17.h5¤) 15.e5 de5 16.fe5
hg5 17.hg5 Àg8 18.Õdf1¤; 18.Õh8¤;
14.®b1; 14.Õd3] 14...de5 15.fe5 hg5
16.hg5 Àh7 [16...Àd5 17.Àd5 ed5
18.©g3 ©a2 19.©h4 Ãg5 20.©g5 ©a1
21.®d2 ©b2º 22.©h5 ©b4 23.®c1
©a3 24.®d2 ©b4=]

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17.Õh7? [17.g6 fg6 18.©h3 Ãg5
19.®b1 Ãh6 20.Õd7 Õd7 21.©e6 Õf7
22.Ãc4 Àg5 23.©e7 Õf8â] 17...®h7
18.Õh1 ®g8 19.®b1 [19.©f4]
19...g6 20.©f4 ®g7 21.Õf1 Õf8
22.Àe4 Ãc6 23.Àd6 Ãg2 24.b4
©a3 25.Õg1 Ãd5
0-1

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Niknaddaf,Ali
Abdoul Maleki,Sh

1.e4 c5 2.Àf3 Àc6 3.d4 cd4 4.Àd4
Àf6 5.Àc3 d6 6.Ãg5 e6 7.©d2
Ãe7 8.0-0-0 0-0 9.h4 Àd4 10.©d4
©a5 11.f4 h6

19.Õhf1 Õac8 20.Ãe5 ©e5 21.©d4 Ãb3
½-½ Nataf-Lugovoi, Montreal 2003) 15...Àd5
16.ed5 Ãg4ÿ 17.Õe1 Ãf6 18.Ãd3 h5º;
13.©d3 ef4 14.Ãf4 Ãe6 15.Ãe2 Õac8
16.Àd5 Ãd5 17.ed5 ©a4 18.c4 b5º
Nakamura-Kotronias, Philadelphia 2000]
13...hg5 14.hg5 Àe4

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12.Ãd3?! [12.Ãe2?! d5! 13.Ãf6 (13.e5
Ãc5 14.©d3º) 13...Ãf6 14.e5 Ãe7º; ¿
12.©e3 Õd8 (12...d5?! 13.e5 (13.ed5!?)
13...Ãc5 14.©g3å Àh5 15.©f3 d4
16.Àb1!) 13.Ãe2] 12...e5 13.©e3
Àg4?! [13...ef4 14.Ãf4 Ãe6=] 14.©g3
[14.©e1!] 14...ef4 15.Ãf4 Ãe6?
[15...Ãf6!º] 16.Àd5 [16.Ãe2 h5 17.Ãg4
Ãg4 18.Õd5å] 16...Ãd5 17.ed5 h5
18.®b1 Õfd8 19.Õhe1å Ãf6
20.Ãg5 Ãg5 21.hg5 g6 22.©f4
Õe8 23.Õf1 ©c7 24.Õh1 Õe5 25.c4
©e7 26.Õdf1 Õg5 27.Õe1 Õe5
28.Õef1 Õe8 29.©d2 b6 30.a3
©g5 31.©b4 ©e3 32.Õf3 ©c5
33.©a4 ©c7 34.®a2 Õe3 35.Õhf1
Õf3 36.©e8
1-0

15.Àe4 ©d2 16.Õd2 ef4 17.Õf2
Ãe6 18.Õf4 f5 19.gf6 Ãf6 20.Àf6
[20.Ãd3!? Ãe7 21.Àg5 Ãg5 22.Ãh7
®h8 23.Õf8 Õf8 24.Ãf5 Ãh6 25.Ãe6Ç]
20...Õf6 21.Õf6 gf6 22.Ãb5 ®g7
23.Õd1 Õd8 24.Ãe2 f5 25.Ãf3 Õd7
26.b3 ®f6= 27.®b2 ®e5 28.Õe1
®f6 29.®c3 Õc7 30.®d3 b5
31.Õh1 b4 32.Õh4 a5 33.a3 ba3
34.Õa4 Õc5 35.Õa3 Ãd5?! 36.Õa4
Ãf3?! [¿ 36...®e5] 37.gf3 ®g5
38.Õd4 d5 39.Õa4 Õb5 40.®d2Ç
Õc5 41.®d3 Õb5 42.®e3 Õc5
43.Õa2 ®f6 44.f4 ®e6 45.®d3 Õb5
46.Õa4 ®e7 47.®d4 ®f6 48.Õa3
®e6 49.c3 ®f6 50.Õa4 ®g6?
[50...®e6Ç] 51.c4 Õb3 52.c5!ê ®f6
53.®d5 Õd3 54.®c6 Õb3 55.®d5
Õd3 56.®c4 Õe3 57.®b5 Õe4
58.®a5 ®e7 59.Õe4 fe4 60.®b4
1-0

Teheran ch-IRI 2001 (7)

By Comparison
11.®b1 h6 12.h4
Volokitin,Andrey
Miroshnichenko,Evgeny

Germany Bundesliga 2005/06 (1)

1.e4 c5 2.Àf3 d6 3.d4 cd4 4.Àd4
Àf6 5.Àc3 Àc6 6.Ãg5 e6 7.©d2
Ãe7 8.0-0-0 Àd4 9.©d4 0-0 10.f4
©a5 11.®b1 h6 12.h4 e5 13.©d2!?
[13.©f2!? ef4 14.Àd5 ©d8 (14...Àd5?!
15.Õd5 ©c7 16.©f4! Ãe6 17.Ãe7 ©e7
18.Õd6 Õac8 19.Ãd3å C.Balogh-Zelcic,
Austria tt 2003/04) 15.Ãf4 (15.Àf6 Ãf6
16.Ãf4 ©a5ÿ 17.Ãc4 Ãe6 18.Ãb3 Ãe5

Pikula,Dejan
Damljanovic,Branko

Panveco ch-SCG 2006 (1)

1.e4 c5 2.Àf3 d6 3.d4 cd4 4.Àd4
Àf6 5.Àc3 Àc6 6.Ãg5 e6 7.©d2
Ãe7 8.0-0-0 0-0 9.®b1 Àd4
10.©d4 ©a5 11.f4 h6 12.h4 Õd8
13.©e3 Ãd7 14.Ãe2 Ãc6 15.©g3
[15.Õd3 ©c5 16.©g3 ®f8 17.e5 Àg8
18.Ãe7 Àe7 19.Õhd1 Àf5? (19...b5º)
20.©h3 d5 21.g4å Lalic-Anand, Villarrobledo 1998] 15...®f8 16.Ãd3 e5
17.f5 [17.Õhf1 Õac8º] 17...b5 18.Ãf6

Survey SI 28.3
Ãf6 19.Ãe2 Õac8= 20.Àd5 ©a4
21.Àc3 ©a5 22.Àd5 ©a4 23.Àc3
©a5
½-½

Zelcic,Robert
Kharlov,Andrey

Warsaw Ech 2005 (11)

1.e4 c5 2.Àf3 Àc6 3.d4 cd4 4.Àd4
Àf6 5.Àc3 d6 6.Ãg5 e6 7.©d2
Ãe7 8.0-0-0 0-0 9.f4 Àd4 10.©d4
©a5 11.®b1 h6 12.h4 Õd8 13.Ãe2
Ãd7 14.©e3 Ãc6 15.©g3 ®f8
16.f5 ef5 17.ef5 hg5?! [17...Õac8º]
18.hg5 Àg8 19.Õh8 ©f5 20.Ãd3
©g5

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®c7 24.©g5 Ãg5 25.Õdd8 Ãd8
26.Ãe4 [26.Õg7 ®d6 27.Ãe4å]
26...g6 27.Ãc6?! [27.Õg7 ®d6 28.Ãc6
bc6 29.Õf7å] 27...®c6 28.Õf8 f5
29.Àe2 ®d6 30.Õg8 [30.Àf4!?]
30...®e5 31.Õg6 Ãb6Ç 32.Àc1 f4
33.Àd3 ®f5 34.Õg7 Ãe3 35.Õb7
Õg8 36.Õf7 ®e6 37.Õf4 Ãf4
38.Àf4 ®d6 39.b3 Õg4= 40.Àd3
Õg2 41.®b2 Õh2 42.b4 Õh4
43.®b3 Õh5 44.®a4 Õh2 45.®b3
Õh5 46.a3 Õh2 47.a4 ®c6 48.a5
Õh1 49.c3 Õh5 50.Àf4 Õe5
51.Àd3 Õh5 52.Àe1 Õh1 53.Àc2
®d5 54.Àe3 ®e4 55.Àc4 ®d5
56.Àa3 a6 57.Àc4 Õb1 58.Àb2
Õh1 59.Àa4 Õb1 60.®c2 Õb4
61.cb4 ®c4 62.Àc5 ®b4 63.Àb3
®c4
½-½

Stripunsky,Alexander
Hracek,Zbynek
New York 1998 (2)

1.e4 c5 2.Àf3 Àc6 3.d4 cd4
4.Àd4 Àf6 5.Àc3 d6 6.Ãg5 e6

7.©d2 Ãe7 8.0-0-0 0-0 9.f4 Àd4
10.©d4 ©a5 11.®b1 h6 12.h4
Õd8 13.Ãe2 Ãd7 [13...e5 14.©e3
(14.©d3 ef4 15.Ãf4 Ãe6 16.Àd5 Àd5
17.ed5 Ãd7Ç Rogers-Pelletier, Biel 1996)
14...ef4 15.Ãf4 Ãe6 16.Ãf3 Ãf8
17.©e1Ê Bologan-Kotronias, Halkidiki
1992] 14.©e3 Õac8 15.Õd3! ©c5?
[¿ 15...Ãc6] 16.©c5! Õc5 [16...dc5?!
17.e5 hg5 18.hg5å] 17.e5! Ãc6
[17...hg5 18.hg5 de5 19.gf6 Ãf6
20.Õhd1å; 17...de5 18.Ãf6 Ãf6 19.Õhd1
Õc7 20.Àb5ê] 18.ef6 gf6 19.Ãh6
®h7 20.Ãg5 ®g7 [20...Ãg2 21.Õg1
Ãc6 22.b4 Õc4 23.b5 Ãd7 24.Õh3 Õb4
25.®c1å] 21.Õg3 fg5 22.hg5å
Õh8? [¿ 22...a5] 23.Õh8 ®h8 24.b4!
Õf5 25.Õh3 ®g8 26.g3!ê a5
27.Ãd3 ab4 28.Ãf5 bc3 29.Ãh7
®g7 30.Ãd3 ®g8 31.g6 Ãf6 32.g4
d5 33.g5 Ãg7 34.f5 ef5 35.Ãf5 d4
36.Õh4 fg6 37.Ãg6 b5 38.Ãe4
Ãe8 39.g6 ®f8 40.Õh5 Ãf6
41.Õc5 Ãd7 42.Õc7 Ãe8 43.Õb7
Ãe5 44.Ãd3 Ãf6 45.Õb8 Ãe5
46.Õb6 Ãc7 47.Õe6
1-0

Beliavsky,Alexander
Tseshkovsky,Vitaly
Frunze ch-URS 1981 (15)

1.e4 c5 2.Àf3 Àc6 3.d4 cd4 4.Àd4
Àf6 5.Àc3 d6 6.Ãg5 e6 7.©d2
Ãe7 8.0-0-0 0-0 9.f4 Àd4 10.©d4
©a5 11.®b1 h6 12.h4 hg5?
13.hg5 Àg4 14.Ãe2 e5

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17.©g3ê] 16.©g1 ef4 17.Ãg4 Ãg5
18.Ãc8 Õc8 19.g3 f3 20.©f1 ©d7
21.©f3 ©e6 22.©h5 Ãh6 23.g4
Õc2 24.®c2 ©e4 25.®b3 Õc8
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Kurnosov,Igor
Guseinov,Gadir

Kusadasi Ech 2006 (9)

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Nakamura,Hikaru
Kotronias,Vasilios
Philadelphia 2000 (2)

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