### (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**