(1) Anand,Romir (1404) - Prystupa,Sasha (1328) [B60]
Westfield Quads Westfield, NJ (3), 30.08.2009
[Moldovan & Deep Rybka 3]

B60 Sicilian Defense Richter-Rauzer Attack

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6
If you play the Najdorf, you had better know what you are doing. In my only attempt with it, I was lost after 12 moves but got away with a draw. In this game, Black isn't so lucky. [The Sveshnikov 5...Nc6 ; & Scheveningen 5...e6 are easier to play options.]

6.Bg5 Nc6
This transposes into the Classical Rauzer. [6...e6 /\7.Bc4 Be7 8.Qd2 h6 9.Bh4? Nxe4!=/+ was a good alternative.]

7.Bc4 Bd7
[>=7...e6= ]


[Rybka favors 8.Nxc6 bxc6 9.0-0+/= ]

[>=8...e6= as in Shapiro - Kernighan : Sy Fish Memorial, Kenilworth 2008, which is in my PGN archives.]

9.Bxf6! gxf6
[9...exf6 10.Nf5+/- ]

10.Qh5 Ne5?!
[>=10...Rh7 11.Ne6 Qc8+/= ]

[>=11.Be6!+/- Bxe6? 12.Nxe6 Qd7 13.Nd5!+- ]

[11...Rg8+/= ]

12.f4+- e5?
[>=12...Rg8 ]

[>=13.f5 /\exd4? 14.Bxf7+ Kxf7 15.Qxg6+ Ke7 16.Nd5# ]

The winner's scoresheet says 13...Qe8. I'm guessing Black played Qe7 rather than Qc8 because, on the next turn, his Dame moves again. [13...exf4 14.Nxf4 Ne5 was a much better try.]

14.Nd5 Qd8 15.f5 Ne7
[This allows a smothered mate but 15...Nf4 would've been thwarted by 16.Ndxf4 threat : 17.Qxf7#]

16.Nxf6# 1-0