Andrija Fuderer - Boris Kostic [C42]

Yugoslavia 1950


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nc4 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Be7 7. d4 Nd7 8. Bd3 Nb6
Better 8... Nf6! 9. O-O O-O 10. Rb1 is unclear, though White gets good play.

 

9. Ne3 d5 10. O-O O-O 11. f4 f5 12. Qh5 g6 13. Qf3 c6 14. g4!?

An alternative pawn lever is 14. a4 a5 15. c4 with the initiative for White in the center and queenside.

 

14... Nc4?!

Necessary was 14... fxg4 15. Nxg4 Kh8 (15... Bxg4 16. Qxg4 Kh8 17. f5! gxf5 18. Qh3 with attack ) 16. Ne5 Bd6 17. Qg3 which is unclear, though White will certainly have kingside threats.

 

15. gxf5! Nxe3

Or 15... Bxf5 16. Nxf5 gxf5 17. Bxf5! with an attack for White.

 

16. fxg6!! Ng4

 

Alternatives were:

a) 16... Nxf1?? 17. Qh5+-

b) 16... Nf5!? 17. Qh5 hxg6 18. Qxg6+ Kh8 19. Qh5+ (19. Kh1 Rf6) 19... Kg7! (19... Kg8? 20. Kh1! with attack ) 20. Rf2!! (20. Kh1? Ng3+!) 20... Rg8! (20... Qe8 21. Rg2+ Kf6[] 22. Qg4! with attack ) 21. Rg2+ Kf6! 22. Rg5 Be6 (22... Qe8 23. Qh7! Rg6 24. Kh1! Qf7 25. Qh8+ Qg7 26. Qe8 Qh7 27. Ba3+-) 23. Kh1 Qc8 24. Bd2! with attack

 

17. f5 Nf6 18. Bh6 Re8 19. gxh7+ Kh8

Or 19... Kxh7 20. Kh1!! and White still has the attack.

 

20. Kh1! Bf8

Or 20... Nxh7 21. f6!! Nxf6 22. Bg5+-

 

21. Bg5 Bg7 22. Rg1 Qe7 23. Rg2 Bd7 24. Rag1 Rf8 25. Bh4 Rf7 26. Rg6 Raf8 27. Qg2 1-0

 

[Michael Goeller]

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