Bischoff - Radjabov [E81]

CCM5 - Ordix Open/Mainz (5) 2005


1. c4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. e4 d6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 c5 7. Nge2 Nc6 8. d5 Ne5 9. Ng3 e6 10. Be2 exd5 11. cxd5 h5 12. O-O Nh7 13. Qd2 h4 14. Nh1 f5 15. Nf2 Bd7 16. a4 a6 17. a5 Qf6 18. Qc2 f4 19. Bd2 h3 20. Nxh3 Bxh3 21. gxh3 Qh4 22. Nd1 Qxh3 23. Ra3 Ng5 24. Kh1 Rf7 25. Nf2 Qh5 26. Qd1 Raf8 27. Rg1 Nh7 28. Bf1 28. Rg2 28... Ng5 29. Be2 Nd7 30. Ng4 Bxb2 31. Rb3 Bd4 32. Rg2 Ne5 33. Nxe5 Bxe5 34. Rg4?? Nxe4 0-1


Frode Elsness (2440) - Joseph Gallagher (2544) [E81]

15th European Team Championships/Gotheberg SWE (9) 2005


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 c5 7. dxc5 dxc5 8. Qxd8 Rxd8 9. Bxc5 Nc6 10. Nge2 Nd7 10... b6! 11. Bf2 Nde5 Typically in this line you would like to play ...Bxc3+ when he moves the Knight at e2 so that White is left with doubled pawns on the open C-file. But now the Bishop's diagonal is blocked. Perhaps instead 11... b6!? but White looks ok after perhaps 12. O-O-O Ba6 13. Nd4! 12. Nf4 b6 A thematic move, with the idea of putting pressure on the pawn at c4 by ...Ba6. 12... Nb4?! 13. Rd1! Nc2+ 14. Ke2 gets Black nowhere. 13. Nfd5 e6 14. Nc7 Rb8 15. Rd1 Rxd1+ 16. Kxd1 Rb7 17. Ne8 White's adventurous Knight is quite an annoyance! 17... Bf8 18. Bh4 18. f4!? Ng4 19. Bg1 Re7 20. h3 Rxe8 21. hxg4+/= 18... h6?! Perhaps instead 18... Be7! 19. Bxe7 Rxe7 20. Nf6+ Kg7 21. Ng4 Nxg4 22. fxg4 h6 (22... e5 23. g5!) 23. h4 g5~/= and Black is doing quite well. 19. f4! Ng4 20. Nf6+ Nxf6 21. Bxf6 Rd7+ 22. Kc1 Bc5 23. g3 Be3+ 24. Kb1 g5!? 25. fxg5 Bxg5 26. Bxg5 hxg5 27. Be2 27. h4! g4 28. Be2 Ne5 29. Rd1+/= 27... Nd4 28. Bh5 Bb7 29. Rd1 Kg7 30. e5 Rd8 31. b3 a6 32. h3 Bg2 33. Bg4 Nc6 34. Rxd8 Nxd8 35. Na4 b5 36. cxb5 axb5 37. Nc5 Kf8 38. Be2 b4 39. Bb5 Bxh3 40. Na6 f5 41. exf6 Kf7 42. Nxb4+/- Kxf6 43. Nc6 Nb7 44. b4 Nd6 45. Bd3 e5 46. b5 Ke6 47. b6! Passed pawns must be pushed! 47... Kd5 48. Nd8 Bc8 49. a4 Kd4 50. Kc2 e4 51. Be2 Ke3 52. Kd1 Kf2 53. a5! e3 54. a6 Ne4 55. b7 Bxb7 56. axb7 Nc3+ 57. Kc2 Nxe2 58. Nc6 Nxg3 59. Nd4? Why the hell doesn't White just queen the pawn? That makes no sense whatsoever! 59. b8=Q e2 60. Qf8++- and White's attack will win. 59... Nf5! 60. Nxf5? 60. Ne2! Kxe2 61. b8=Q Nd4+ 62. Kc3 Nf3 looks very problematic, but it is White's best chance to win! Fritz gives mate in 17 for White from here! 60... e2 61. b8=Q e1=Q 62. Qg3+ Kf1 63. Ne3+? 63. Qxg5 and White still has winning chances, though a human would be hard-pressed to find them. 63... Ke2 64. Qxg5 Qd2+= it will be a dead draw after 65.Kb3 Qxe3+ 66.Qxe3+ Kxe3 with only kings left on the board. 1/2-1/2

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