Dejan Bojkov Plays the Modernized KID

By Michael Goeller

In reviewing Dejan Bojkov's Modernized: The King's Indian Defense (Metropolitan Chess Publishing 2014), I was surprised by how few of the authors games appear in the text. After all, don't most opening books by GMs these days generally feature only the author's own games? -- think of any book by GM Moskalenko, for instance. So I thought I'd track down some of GM Bojkov's games with the lines he recommends and see if they illustrate some of the tactical and strategic themes that he discusses. I was not disappointed....

The Classical Variation

In the Classical Variation, Bojkov recommends exchanging with 7...exd4 and playing ...c6. Black then plays for the thematic break ...d5, as illustrated by some of the GM's own games -- including some I found on ICC where he played under the handle PopaiB.

Kevel Oliva Castaneda (2320) - Dejan Bojkov (2556) [E94]

COQ Invitational 2012/Montreal CAN (5) 2012


1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O

7. dxe5 dxe5 8. Qxd8 Rxd8 9. Bg5 Re8 (9... Na6!? is Bojkov's recommendation in his book) 10. Nd5 Nxd5 11. cxd5 c6 12. Bc4 cxd5 13. Bxd5 Na6 14. O-O-O Nc7 15. Bb3 Be6 16. Kb1 Bxb3 17. axb3 Ne6 18. Be3= 1/2-1/2 Lukov,V (2439)-Bojkov,D (2522)/Sunny Beach 2005.

 

7... exd4 8. Nxd4 Re8 9. f3 c6 10. Be3

 










10... d5!

"Of course, Black makes use of the fact that the Bishop on e3 is hanging, and clarifies the situation in the center. This is an immediate equalizer..." writes Bojkov.

 

11. cxd5 Nxd5!

11... cxd5 12. Qb3 Nc6 (12... dxe4 13. Bc4) 13. Rad1 Qe7 (13... Qa5 14. Ndb5! Bojkov) 14. Nxd5 Nxd5 15. Qxd5 Bxd4 16. Bxd4 Be6 17. Qb5 Nxd4 18. Rxd4 and Black is still down a pawn.

 

12. Nxd5 cxd5 13. Qb3

a) 13. Bb5 Bd7 14. Qb3 Nc6 15. Qxd5 Re5 16. Qc4 Nxd4 17. Bxd7 Nxf3+ 18. gxf3 Qxd7 Bojkov

b) 13. Rc1 Nc6 14. Nxc6 bxc6 15. Rxc6 Bb7 16. Rc1 dxe4 17. Qxd8 Rexd8 18. f4 a5= Bojkov

 

13... Nc6 14. Rad1 Nxd4 15. Bxd4 Bxd4+ 16. Rxd4 Qf6! 17. Rd2

a) 17. Rxd5? Be6

b) 17. Qa4!? Bd7!? 18. Qd1 Bc6 19. exd5 Rxe2! 20. dxc6 Rxb2 21. cxb7 (21. c7? Qb6!) 21... Rxb7= Ernst - Nyzhnyk, Wijk aan Zee

 

17... Qf4 18. Qxd5 Be6 19. Qd4 Bxa2 20. g3 Qc7 21. Qe3 Be6 22. f4=

Surprisingly, Bojkov does not mention this game in his notes! Is it his self-effacing nature?

 

1/2-1/2

[Michael Goeller]


konj - IM Mladen Vucic (2591) - PopaiB - Bojkov (2729) [E92]

ICC 3 0/Internet Chess Club 2005


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Be2 e5 7. Bg5 exd4 8. Nxd4 h6 9. Bh4 c6 10. f3 Nbd7 11. O-O Re8 12. b3?

 










 

12... Qe7?!

Of course, playing 3-minute blitz it is easy to miss a shot -- but it is very much like others that Bojkov illustrates in his wonderful book. The right move is:

12... Nxe4!! 13. Bxd8 Nxc3 14. Qd2 Bxd4+ 15. Kh1 Nxe2 16. Rad1 (16. Rae1?! Bc3!) 16... Bc3 17. Qc2 Rxd8 18. Qxe2 Nc5

 

13. Rc1 a5 14. Re1 Nc5 15. Bf1 Qc7 16. Bg3 Nh5 17. Bf2 Bd7 18. g3 Rad8 19. Bg2 Bc8 20. f4 Re7 21. Bf3 Nf6 22. Qc2 Rde8 23. Re2 Ng4 24. Rd1 Nxf2 25. Kxf2 Qb6!

25... Bh3!?

 

26. Kg2 Bxd4 27. Rxd4 Nxb3!? 28. axb3?

28. Rxd6! Nd4 29. Qb2! Qc5 30. Rxd4! Qxd4 31. Nd5! Qxb2 32. Nxe7+ Rxe7 33. Rxb2=

 

28... Qxd4 29. Rd2 Qf6 30. Na4 g5 31. f5 g4 32. Bxg4 Rxe4 33. Bf3 Bxf5 34. Qc3 Qxc3 35. Nxc3 Re3 36. Nd1 Rxb3 37. Rxd6 Kg7 38. Nf2 a4 39. g4 Bg6 40. h4 a3 41. h5 a2 42. hxg6 a1=Q 43. gxf7 Kxf7 44. g5 hxg5 45. Bh5+ Ke7 46. c5 Qe5 47. Bxe8 Kxe8 48. Rh6 Qg3+ 49. Kf1 Rb1+ 50. Ke2 Rb2+ 51. Kd1 Qxf2 52. Re6+ Kf7 53. Re7+ Kxe7

White resigns

0-1

[Michael Goeller]


Raja Panjwani (2392) - Dejan Bojkov (2556) [E94]

COQ Invitational 2012/Montreal CAN (9.6) 2012


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. Be2 d6 6. Nf3 e5 7. O-O exd4 8. Nxd4 Re8 9. f3 c6 10. Kh1 Nbd7 11. Nc2 Nb6 12. Bf4 Be6 13. Ne3

 










 

13... d5! (Of course) 14. cxd5 cxd5 15. Nb5 Nh5

Better was 15... dxe4! 16. Nc7 Nfd5 17. Nxe8 Qxe8 18. Nxd5 Nxd5 19. Qd2 Nxf4 20. Qxf4 Bxb2 21. Rab1 Bg7

 

16. Bc7 Qe7 17. Bd6 Qd7?!

17... Qd8 18. Bc7=

 

18. e5! Nc8 19. f4 a6 20. Nc7 Nxd6 21. exd6 d4 22. f5 gxf5 23. Nc4 Nf6 24. Nxa8 Rxa8 25. Nb6 Qxd6 26. Nxa8 Qd8 27. Rc1 Nd5 28. Bc4 Qxa8 29. Bxd5 Bxd5 30. Rxf5 Be6 31. Rg5 Qd8 32. Qh5 Qf6 33. Rgc5 Bh6 34. Rd1 Be3 35. Qe5 Qf2 36. Qe4 Qxb2 37. Rf1 Qxa2 38. Rh5 h6 39. Qxb7 Qe2 40. Qf3 Qxf3 41. Rxf3 Bc4 42. Re5 Kg7 43. Rfxe3 dxe3 44. Rxe3 Kg6 45. Kg1 Kg7 46. Kf2 Kg6 47. Kg3 Kg5 48. Re5+ Kf6 49. Kf4 Kg6 50. g3 Kg7 51. Rc5 Bb5 52. Ke5 Kg6 53. Kd6 Kf6 54. Rc2 h5 55. Rf2+ Kg6 56. Ke5 Bc4 57. Rf4 Bb5 58. h4 a5 59. Rf6+ Kg7 60. Rf5 a4 61. Rg5+ Kh6 62. Kf6 Bc4 63. Ra5 Bb3 64. Ra6 Kh7 65. Ra8 Be6 66. Rxa4 Kh6 67. Ra7 Bg4 68. Kxf7 Be2 69. Kf6 1-0 [Michael Goeller]


Mackenzie Molner (2491) - Dejan Bojkov (2556) [E94]

Los Angeles GM/Los Angeles, CA USA 2012


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O exd4 8. Nxd4 Re8 9. f3 c6 10. Bf4

 










10. Kh1 Nbd7 11. Bf4 Nh5! 12. Bxd6 Qf6 13. Nc2 Nf4 14. c5?! Nxc5! 15. Bxc5? Qg5 is among the lines that Bojkov discusses. Interestingly, he does not mention this specific move order, so it is understandable that he was challenged by it during his game.

 

10... Nh5!?

As usual, the right way to equalize must be 10... d5! 11. cxd5 Nxd5! 12. Nxd5 (12. exd5 Qf6=) 12... cxd5 13. Nb5 Be5 14. Bxe5 Rxe5=.

 

11. Be3! f5!? 12. Qd2

12. g4!?

 

12... f4!? 13. Bf2 Be5 14. Rfd1 Qe7

Bojkov's approach seems too static, giving White good chances to maneuver for advantage.

14... Na6 15. Rab1 Nc7 16. b4 Ne6 17. b5

 

15. Nc2 Nd7 16. Ne1 Nc5 17. b4 Ng3?

Desperation. If 17... Ne6 18. Nd3.

 

18. hxg3 fxg3 19. Be3 Qh4 20. bxc5 dxc5 21. Bd3 Be6 22. Ne2 Rf8 23. Kf1 b6 24. Ng1 Qh2 25. a4 Rad8 26. a5 b5 27. Rac1 Rd4 28. cxb5 c4 29. bxc6 cxd3 30. Nxd3 Rxe4 31. Nxe5 Rxe5 32. c7 Qh4 33. Qd4 Qf6 34. Rc5 Rxc5 35. Qxf6 Bc4+ 36. Ne2 Bxe2+ 37. Kxe2 Rc2+ 38. Rd2

1-0

[Michael Goeller]


Eugene Yanayt (2266) - Dejan Bojkov (2556) [E94]

Los Angeles/Los Angeles, CA USA 2012


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O exd4 8. Nxd4 Re8 9. f3 c6 10. Kh1 Nbd7 11. Bg5 Qb6 12. Nb3

12. Be3!? Qxb2 (12... Qc7!?) 13. Na4 Qa3 (13... Qb4 14. Bd2 Qa3 15. Bc1=) 14. Bc1 Qb4 15. Bd2 Qa3 16. Bc1 Qb4 17. Bd2 Qa3 resembles 1/2 - 1/2 Ivkov - Larsen, Belgrade 1964.

 

12... a5 13. Qd2

a) 13. Qxd6? a4 14. c5 Qb4 15. Qd4 Qxd4 16. Nxd4 Nxe4 17. Nxe4 Bxd4 Bojkov

b) 13. Na4 Qb4 was played in the fascinating game Eljanov - Bologan, Sibenik 2010, which Bojkov deeply annotates.

 

13... a4 14. Be3 Qd8! 15. Nd4 Nh5?!

This looks dubious, but perhaps Bojkov feared that he had walked into his opponent's preparatio in what he considered to be the main line. We should note that 15... Nc5 was the continuation of the fascinating game Fier - Bologan, Aeroflot Open, Moscow 2011, which Bojkov annotates deeply in his book. He also mentions the moves 15... Nb6 and 15... Qa5!? as playable.

 

16. Rfd1?!

16. g4! Nhf6 17. g5 (17. Rad1) 17... Nh5 18. Rad1

 

16... Qh4! 17. Qe1

17. g4 Be5! 18. Bd3 Nc5

 

17... Qxe1+ 18. Rxe1 f5! 19. Bf2 Nc5 20. exf5 gxf5!? 21. Bf1 Bd7 22. Rxe8+ Rxe8 23. Rd1 f4 24. Nc2 Bf5! 25. Rxd6

25. Nd4 Bg6

 

25... Bxc2 26. Rd2

 










26... a3!! 27. Rxc2 axb2 28. Nb1

28. Bxc5 Bxc3

 

28... Na4 29. Rd2 Nc3 30. Nxc3 Bxc3 31. Rd1 Kg7 32. c5 Nf6 33. Kg1 Rd8 34. Rb1 Rd2 35. g3 Nd5 36. Bc4 Bf6 37. Bxd5 cxd5 38. gxf4 Rc2 0-1

[Michael Goeller]


Robert Hess (2624) - Dejan Bojkov (2556) [E94]

Los Angeles GM/Los Angeles, CA USA 2012


1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. d4 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O exd4 8. Nxd4 Re8 9. f3 c6 10. Nb3 a5!

"This is why the b3 square is not perfect: the knight is a magnet for the black a-pawn" writes Bojkov.

 

11. Na4

 










Bojkov calls this move "artificial" but acknowledges that it is the only way to "fight for the advantage." We should note that 11. a4?! was the continuation of Lakdawala - Yermolinsky, National Open, Las Vegas 1997, which Bojkov analyzes deeply in his book.

 

11... c5!?

Bojkov's recommendation in his book, but the present game puts this into question. Better seems the thematic 11... d5! 12. Bg5 Qc7! (12... h6!?) 13. cxd5 cxd5 14. Rc1 (14. exd5 Nxd5=) 14... Nc6 15. Bxf6 Bxf6 16. exd5 Rd8 17. f4 Be6 18. Rc5 Be7 19. Rb5 Na7 20. Rxa5 b5 21. Nc3 Bb4.

 

12. Rb1 Bd7 13. Nc3 a4 14. Na1!

The knight looks ridiculous here, but White seems to gain the advantage nonetheless.

 

14... Nc6 15. Nc2!

a) 15. Qxd6? Nd4 Bojkov(15... Nh5!?)

b) 15. Nb5 Nd4 16. Nxd4 cxd4 17. Nc2 Qb6 18. Rf2 Bc6 with the threat of Bxe4!

 

15... Nd4 16. Be3!

The computer's recommendation and a clear improvement. The natural 16. Ne3 Nh5 "sees Black in control all over the board" writes Bojkov.

 

16... Nxe2+ 17. Qxe2 Bc6 18. Rfd1 Qe7 19. Na3 Rad8 20. Qd2 Nh5 21. Nab5! f5 22. Bg5! Bf6 23. Bxf6 Qxf6 24. Nc7 Rf8 25. N3d5 Qf7 26. exf5 gxf5 27. Re1 Bxd5 28. Nxd5 Rde8 29. Qh6 b5 30. Rxe8 Qxe8 31. Kf1 1-0

[Michael Goeller]


Saemisch Variation

Against the Saemisch, Bojkov recommends the standard ...c5 gambit line. I think more consistent with his approach might be the Byrne System with ...c6, ...a6, and ...b5.

Aquino Inigo (1962) - Dejan Bojkov (2544) [E81]

Canadian open/Toronto, Ontario (4) 2011


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O

5... c6 6. Be3 a6 7. Bd3 b5 the Byrne Variation, might make a better fit with Bojkov's repertoire.

 

6. Be3 c5 7. dxc5

7. Nge2 Nc6 8. d5 Ne5 9. Ng3 h5!

(9... e6 10. Be2 exd5 11. cxd5 h5 12. O-O Nh7 13. Qd2 h4 14. Nh1 f5 15. exf5 gxf5 16. Nf2 a6 17. a4 Re8 18. Bh6 Bf6 19. Rfe1 Kh8 20. Kh1 Rg8 21. Be3 Bd7 22. Nh3 Qf8 23. Nf4 Qf7 24. a5 Rae8 25. Na4 Bb5 26. Nb6 Ng5 27. h3 Re7 28. Bf2 Qh7 29. Qc2 Reg7 30. Rg1 Ng6 31. Nxg6+ Qxg6 32. Bd3 Bxd3 33. Qxd3 Bxb2 34. Rab1 Be5 35. Nc4 Bf4 36. Ne3 Rf7 37. Rb6 Nh7 38. Qc3+ Be5 39. Qb3 Rgg7 40. Nc4 Bf4 41. Qb2 Kg8 42. Bxh4 Nf8 43. Re1 Qh5 44. Bf2 Qg5 45. Bg1 Rg6 46. Re2 Rh7 47. Qb1 Re7 48. Qf1 Reg7 49. Reb2 Nd7 50. Rxb7 Nf6 51. Rxg7+ Rxg7 52. Qe2 Nh5 53. Qe8+ Kh7 54. g4 Nf6 55. Qe6 fxg4 56. fxg4 Qxd5+ 57. Qxd5 Nxd5 58. Bh2 Rc7 59. Nb6 Rb7 60. Nxd5 Rxb2 61. Bxf4 c4 62. h4 Rb5 63. Nc3 Rb3 64. Nd5 Rd3 65. Nf6+ Kg6 66. g5 Kf5 67. h5 Kxf4 68. g6 c3 0-1 Antoine Berube (2152)-Dejan Bojkov (2556)/Montreal CAN 2012)

 

10. Be2 (10. h4) 10... h4 11. Nf1 Nh5 12. Nd2 f5 13. exf5 Bxf5 14. Bg5 Qb6 15. Nde4 Qxb2 16. Rb1 Nxf3+ 17. gxf3 Bxc3+ 18. Kf1 Bh3+ 19. Kg1 Bd4+ 20. Nf2 Qc3 21. Rb3 Qa5 22. Bxh4 Rf5 23. Rd3 Nf4 24. Rxd4 cxd4 25. Bd3 Nxd3 26. Nxh3 Nf4 27. Ng5 Qc3 28. Ne4 Qe3+ 29. Bf2 Nh3+ 30. Kg2 Nxf2 31. Nxf2 Raf8 32. Ng4 Qxf3+ 33. Qxf3 Rxf3 34. Re1 R8f4 35. Rxe7 d3 36. Re1 d2 37. Rd1 Rd3 38. Nf2 Rdf3 39. Ne4 Rd3 40. Nxd6 Kf8 41. Nxb7 Rxc4 42. Kf2 Rc1 43. Ke2 Rxd1 44. Kxd1 Rxd5 45. a4 a5 46. h3 Ke7 47. h4 Kd7 White resigns 0-1 WangW (2824)-PopaiB (2863)/ Internet Chess Club 2008.

 

7... dxc5 8. Qxd8 Rxd8 9. Bxc5 Nc6

Bojkov calls this position the "tabiya" of the line.

 

10. Nd5

10. Nge2 b6! 11. Ba3 Bb7 12. Rd1 a5

 

10... Nd7 11. Bxe7 Nxe7 12. Nxe7+ Kf8 13. Nd5 Bxb2 14. Rb1 Bg7 15. Nh3 Nc5 16. Nf2 Be6

16... b6 17. Nd3 Ne6=

 

17. Be2 Rac8 18. O-O Rd6 19. Rfd1 Ra6 20. Rd2 Bh6 21. Rc2 Ra3 22. Nd1?!

22. g3!

 

22... Bg7 23. N1c3 a6 24. Nd1?!

 










24. g4=

 

24... f5! 25. N1c3

25. exf5? Bxf5

 

25... b5! 26. Rb4

26. cxb5 Na4 27. Nxa4 Rxc2

26. Rbc1 bxc4 27. Bxc4 Rxc3 28. Rxc3 Bxc3 29. Rxc3 Na4 30. Rc2 Bxd5 31. exd5 Nb6 32. Bb3 Rxc2 33. Bxc2 Nxd5=

 

26... fxe4 27. Nxe4 Nb7 28. Rd2 Bh6 29. Rd1 Rxa2 30. Nec3 Rc2 31. Bd3?

31. cxb5 Bxd5 (31... R2xc3 32. Nxc3 Rxc3 33. bxa6) 32. Nxd5 Rxe2 33. bxa6 Nd6 34. a7 Ra2 35. Nb6 Be3+ 36. Kf1 Bxb6 37. Rxb6=

 

31... Rd2! 32. Rxd2 Bxd2 33. Rb2 Bxc3 34. Nxc3 Bxc4 35. Be4 Nc5 36. Bd5 Bxd5 37. Nxd5 Nd3 38. Rb1 Rc5 0-1

[Michael Goeller]


Four Pawns Attack

Against the Four Pawns Attack, Bojkov recommends the interesting gambit with 6...e5!? -- which actually can transpose to the more popular 6...Na6 line that he had recommended in his DVD on the King's Indian.

Helge Andreas Nordahl (2423) - Dejan Bojkov (2522) [E76]

15th European Team Championship/Gothenburg (6.9) 2005


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f4 O-O 6. Nf3 Na6 7. Be2

7. e5 Nd7 8. h4!? Trying to play on the model of the Pirc, where White can break through by brute force. 8... c5! 9. d5 dxe5 10. h5 Qc7 11. hxg6 hxg6 12. Nb5 Qb6 13. f5 e4! Thematic 14. Ng5 Ne5 15. Qb3 Bxf5 16. Qg3 Nb4 17. Rh8+ Bxh8 18. Qh4 Nc2+ 19. Kd1 Bg4+ 20. Be2 Bh5 21. Bxh5 gxh5 22. d6 Rfd8 23. Qxh5 Rxd6+ 24. Kxc2 Rh6 25. Qe2 Qg6 26. Be3 Nc6 27. Qg4 f5 0-1 Coursaget,N (2308)-Bojkov,D (2505)/Agneaux 2005/[Goeller,Michael]

 

7... e5 8. dxe5 dxe5 9. Nxe5 Qxd1+ 10. Kxd1 Rd8+ 11. Kc2 Nc5 12. Bf3

 










 

12... Nfxe4! (Thematic) 13. Nxe4 Bf5 14. Re1 Bxe5! 15. fxe5 Rd4 16. Kc3 Rd3+ 17. Kc2 Rd4 18. Kc3 Rd3+ 19. Kc2 Rd4 20. Kc3= 1/2-1/2

[Michael Goeller]


Kavalek System vs. the Fianchetto

Bojkov's recommendation against the Fianchetto is the Kavalek System, which I also like very much. But he focuses on the rather old fashioned line with 8....e5, seeking to get a set-up that resembles his approach to the Classical after an eventual ...exd4 and possibly ...d5!? after suitable preparation.

David Navara (2663) - Dejan Bojkov (2522) [E62]

34th Greek Teams Championship/Ermioni Argolidas GRE (4) 2005


1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. g3 d6 6. Bg2 c6 7. O-O Qa5 8. e4 e5 9. h3

9. Re1 Nbd7 10. Re2 exd4 11. Nxd4 Ne5 12. Qb3 Qc5 13. Be3 Qxc4 14. f4 Qxb3 15. axb3 Neg4 16. Bc1 Nxh2! 17. Nxc6 bxc6 18. Kxh2 Ng4+ 19. Kg1 Bd4+ 20. Kf1 a5 21. Rd2 Ba6+ 22. Ke1 c5 23. Rxa5 Bb7 24. Rxa8 Rxa8 25. Nb5 Ra1 26. Rc2 Ne3 White resigns 0-1 Leski (2653)-PopaiB (2740)/Internet Chess Club 2006/ [Goeller,Michael]

 

9... Nbd7 10. Re1

10. d5 cxd5 11. cxd5 b5 12. Nd2 b4 13. Qa4 Qb6 14. Ne2 Nc5 15. Qd1 Ba6 16. Kh2 Rac8 17. Rg1 Nd3 18. f3 Nh5 19. b3 Nxc1 20. Rxc1 Rxc1 21. Nxc1 Bh6 22. Bf1 Nxg3 23. Bxa6 Bf4 24. Rxg3 Qf2+ 25. Kh1 Qxg3 26. Nf1 Qxh3+ 27. Kg1 f5 28. Nd3 fxe4 29. Nf2 Be3 30. Nxe3 Qg3+ 31. Kf1 Rxf3 32. Qc2 h5 33. Ned1 e3 34. Nxe3 Rxe3 35. Qc8+ Kg7 36. Qd7+ Kh6 37. Be2 Rc3 38. Qd8 Rc1+ 39. Bd1 Qf3 40. Qh8+ Kg5 41. Ke1 Qe3+ 42. Kf1 Qf4 43. Ke2 Kh4 44. Qd8+ Kg3 0-1 Reinhard Funke (2236)-Dejan Bojkov (2520)/Differdange LUX 2007.

 

10... exd4 11. Nxd4 Ne5 12. Bf1

12. Qe2 Qc5 13. Nb3 Qxc4 14. Qxc4 Nxc4 15. Bf1 Ne5 0-1 insolente (2718)-PopaiB (2771)/Internet Chess Club 2004/[Goeller, Michael] (63).

 

12... Re8

12... c5 13. Nb3 Qd8 14. Be3 Be6 15. Nd2 Nc6 16. Bg2 Nd7 17. Rc1 Nde5 18. Bf1 Nb4 19. Rb1 f5 (19... Qd7 20. f4 Ned3 21. a3 Nxb2 22. Rxb2 Bxc3 23. Rb3 Bxd2 24. Qxd2 Nc6) 20. a3 Nbd3 21. f4 Nxe1 22. fxe5 f4? (22... Bxe5!) 23. gxf4 dxe5 24. f5 gxf5 25. Qxe1 f4 26. Bxc5 Rf6 27. Nd5 Rg6+ 28. Kh2 Bf8 29. Bf2 Qg5 30. Nf3 Qh5 31. Nh4! Rh6 32. Nc7 Rd8 33. Nxe6 Rxe6 34. Be2 Qf7 35. c5 Rc6 36. Qc3 Kh8 37. Nf5 Bg7 38. Rg1 Bf6 39. Nh6 Qf8 40. Rg8+ Qxg8 41. Nxg8 Rxg8 42. Bc4 Rg6 43. b4 Rc7 44. Be6 Rcg7 45. Bg4 Rh6 46. Bf5 1-0 Hugues Masse (2232)-Dejan Bojkov (2556)/Montreal CAN 2012.

 

13. Rb1 d5!

13... c5!?

 

14. b4 Qd8 15. cxd5 cxd5 16. f4?!

 

 

 

Better was 16. Bg5 dxe4 17. Nxe4 Bf5 18. Nxf5 Qxd1 19. Nxf6+ Bxf6 20. Rexd1 Nf3+ 21. Kg2 Nxg5 22. Nd6 Re7=. Now Black has a thematic shot:

 

16... Nxe4! 17. Nxe4 Nd7! 18. Nb5

18. Nd6 Bxd4+

 

18... dxe4 19. Qc2 Re6! 20. Bb2

20. Nc7? Rc6!

 

20... Qb6+?!

20... Bxb2! 21. Qxb2 a6 22. Nc3 (22. Nd4 Qb6) 22... Qb6+ 23. Kh2 Nf6 24. Bg2 Bd7 25. Nxe4 Nxe4 26. Rxe4 Rxe4 27. Bxe4 Bxh3! 28. Bxb7 (28. Kxh3 Qe6+) 28... Qxb7 29. Kxh3 Re8

 

21. Kh2 Bxb2 22. Qxb2 Nf6 23. Rbc1 Re7 24. a4 Nh5?! 25. Nc3

25. Red1!

 

25... Nf6 26. Nb5 Nh5 27. Red1 Bf5 28. g4 Qe3 29. gxf5 Qxf4+ 30. Kg1 e3 31. Nd4 Rae8 32. Qg2 Ng3 33. fxg6 hxg6 34. Ne2 Nxe2+ 35. Bxe2 Qxb4 36. Rc4 Qb3 37. Rg4 Kg7 38. Rf1 Rc8 39. Qf3 Qb6 40. h4 Rc5 41. Rg3 Qd6 42. Kg2 Rc2 43. h5 Qc6 44. Qxc6 bxc6 45. Kf3 Re6 46. hxg6 Rf6+ 47. Ke4 Rxf1 48. gxf7+ Kxf7 49. Bxf1 e2 50. Bxe2 Rxe2+ 51. Kd4 Ra2 52. Kc5 Rxa4 53. Kxc6 Ra1 1/2-1/2

[Michael Goeller]


Claude Adrian (2321) - Dejan Bojkov (2453) [E62]

St Lorrain IM/St Lorrain (2) 2004


1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. d4 d6 6. O-O c6 7. Nc3 Qa5 8. h3 Nbd7!?

The currently hot line is 8... Be6 9. d5 cxd5 10. Nd4 dxc4 11. Nxe6 fxe6 12. Bxb7 Nbd7 13. Bxa8 Rxa8

 

9. Rb1 Qa6 10. b3 b5! (a useful break) 11. Nd2 b4 12. Na4 Nb6 13. a3

13. Nxb6 axb6

 

13... Nxa4 14. bxa4 bxa3 15. Bxa3 Bd7 16. Qb3 Rfc8 17. Rfe1 Ne8 18. e3 Qa5 19. Rb2 Rab8 20. Qc2 c5 21. Reb1 Bxa4 22. Qc1 Rxb2

22... Rb6!

 

23. Qxb2 Bd7 24. Qc1 cxd4 25. exd4 Qf5 26. Nf3?

 










26... Rxc4 27. Qxc4 Qxb1+ 28. Kh2 Qb5 29. Qc2 Qc6 0-1

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