K. Spraggett (2581) - J. De La Villa (2451) [B29]

V Abierto Ciudad de Dos Hermanas/Dos Hermanas, Spain (4) 2006


1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. exd5 Nxd5 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Ne5 Bxb5 7. Qf3 f6 8. Nxb5

8. Qxd5 Qxd5 9. Nxd5 Na6 10. a4 Bd7 11. Nxd7 Kxd7=

 

8... Na6

Looking at this position, you would never guess that Black could survive, let alone triumph!

8... Nb4 9. Qxb7 N8a6 10. Nd6+! Qxd6 11. Qb5+! (11. Qxa8+ Qb8 12. Qxb8+ Nxb8 13. Kd1 fxe5) 11... Nc6 12. Qxc6+ Qxc6 13. Nxc6

 

9. Qh5+ g6 10. Nxg6 hxg6 11. Qxh8

11. Qxg6+? Kd7

 

11... Qd7!

Now it is Black's turn! White's King suddenly looks like the less secure monarch, especially with O-O-O coming soon and Black's Knights swarming in the center.

 

12. Nc3

12. Qh7 Qe6+ 13. Kf1 Qf5

12. a4 Qe6+ 13. Kf1 Nf4 and White must play 14. Nc3 anyway.

 

12... Qe6+ 13. Kf1 Nab4!

Clearing an interesting attacking square for the Queen! Diagram #

13... Ndb4 14. d3 Nxc2 15. Bh6 O-O-O 16. Rc1 Bxh6 17. Qxh6

 

14. Qh4

14. Qh3 Qa6+ 15. d3 Rd8 16. Qg4 f5 17. Qe2 Rd6 18. Nxd5 Nxd5 19. Bd2 Bg7 20. Re1 e6 21. h4 Kd7 22. h5 e5 23. hxg6 Rxg6 24. Rh7 Ne7 25. Bc3 Qc6 26. Qf3 Qxf3 27. gxf3 Ke6 28. Bxe5 Bxe5 29. f4 Kd6 30. Rxe5 Re6 31. Rxe6+ Kxe6 32. Rxe7+ Kxe7 1-0 Carlsen,M-Runde,H/Norway 2002/EXT 2003 (32).

 

14... Qa6+ 15. Kg1

15. d3 Nxc2

 

15... Nxc2 16. Rb1

16. Nxd5 O-O-O 17. Nf4 Nxa1 18. Qg4+

 

16... Nd4!! 17. h3

17. Nxd5?? Ne2+ 18. Kf1 Ng3+ 19. Kg1 Qf1#

 

17... e6 18. d3?!

18. b4 Nxc3 19. dxc3 Qd3 20. Rb2 Qxc3 21. Kh2 Bd6+ 22. f4 O-O-O 23. bxc5

 

18... O-O-O!










19. Qg4?

19. Qe4

 

19... Qxd3 20. Qe4?

20. Qd1 Qf5 21. Bd2

 

20... Qc4 21. Qe1?!

21. Kh2 f5 22. Qe1 Bd6+ 23. f4 Nxf4

 

21... Nxc3 22. bxc3 Nc2!

the White Queen is practically trapped in the middle of the board, since its only safe move loses after 23.Qf1 Qxf1+ 24. Kxf1 Rd1+ etc.

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