(1) Simonaitis,Arunas (1958) - Selyutin,Daniel (1520) [C84]
USATE Parsippany, NJ (3), 15.02.2009
[Simonaitis, Arunas]

C.A.R.L. Variation (Center Attack Ruy Lopez)

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.0-0 Be7 7.e5
[7.Re1 is the alternative.]

7...Ne4 8.Nxd4
Diagram

[The other book line is 8.Re1 Nc5 9.Bxc6 dxc6 10.Nxd4= ]

8...Bc5?!N
This is an error, although White has to play actively to take advantage of it. [There are two book moves for Black. One is 8...Nxd4 9.Qxd4 Nc5 10.Nc3 0-0 and here White his choice of 11.Be3 11.Bg5 or 11.Nd5.; The more adventurous line is 8...Nc5 9.Nf5! 0-0 10.Qg4 g6 11.Bh6 Re8 12.Nc3 Nxa4 13.Nd5 Nb6 14.Nfxe7+ Rxe7 15.Nf6+ Kh8 16.f4= when 16...d6?? loses to 17.Qh4 dxe5 18.Rad1 This is the kind of attack i was hoping for.]

9.Nf5 Nxf2?
[9...g6 10.Ng7+ Kf8 11.Bh6 Kg8 12.Qf3 Qh4 13.Ne8 Qxh6 14.Qxe4+/= was none too pleasing but still better than giving 2 minors for a R & P.]

10.Rxf2 Bxf2+ 11.Kxf2 Nxe5
[11...g6 12.Bxc6 bxc6 13.Nh6 Qh4+ 14.Kg1+- ]

12.Qe2
[The text is good but 12.Nxg7+! Kf8 13.Qh5!! (13.Nh5 Qh4+ 14.Kg1 Ng4 bothers White.; 13.Bh6 was also looked at.) 13...Kxg7 14.Bh6+ Kg8 15.Qxe5 Qh4+ 16.Qg3+ (the move I missed) was better.]

12...Qf6 13.Bf4
The only way to a permanent advantage.

13...Qxf5 14.Qxe5+ Qxe5 15.Bxe5 0-0
[>=15...b5 16.Bb3 Bb7 17.Bxc7 Rc8+/- ]

16.Bxc7+- b5 17.Bb3 Bb7 18.Nc3 Rfe8 19.Rd1 Bc6
Diagram



20.Bd6 a5 21.a3 Ra6 22.Kg1 h6? 23.Rf1 Kh8 24.Bxf7 Re3 25.Bg6 Ra8 26.Bf4 Re6 27.Bd3 b4 28.Nb5 Rf8 29.Nd4 Ref6 30.g3
Provoking the following error.

30...g5? 31.Be5
The rest is technique...

31...Kg7 32.axb4 axb4 33.Nxc6 dxc6 34.Bxf6+ Rxf6 35.Kg2 Kf7 36.Rxf6+ Kxf6 37.Kf3 h5 38.Ke4 Ke6 39.Bc4+ Kf6 40.Be2 Kg6 41.Ke5 c5 42.Kd5 h4 43.g4 Kf6 44.Bd3 Ke7 45.Kxc5 Ke6 46.Kd4 Kd6 47.Be4 Ke6 48.Bf5+ Kd6 49.Bc8 Kc6 50.Kc4 Kd6 51.Kxb4 Ke5 52.c4
& Black resigned. 1-0