Black 1.d4 d5 Opening Repertoire
Lecture #4

by FM Steve Stoyko

1.d4 d5 Black Repertoire - - Lecture #4 [D36]

Steve Stoyko Lecture #4-Black 1.d4 d5 Re/Kenilworth, NJ USA 2005


1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6

3... Be7!? encourages White to choose a Bf4 set-up instead of Bg5.

 

4. cxd5 exd5

Steve began by saying a few words about the pawn structure of the Exchange Variation. He noted that superficially it appears that Black is helped by the exchange of central pawns because the light-squared Bishop is liberated and the tension in the center is resolved without any immediate gain for White. But, long-term, White has the minority attack once Black plays ...c6 (which is almost inevitable). The minority attack (with b2-b4-b5xc6) can leave Black with a crippled pawn at c6 or an isolated pawn at d5. So no matter how you slice it, Black is going to get a bad endgame.

 

So what can be done? One option is to play an early ...a5 to trade White's pawn after a3 and b4, Pa5xb5 Pa3xb4 and then play the ugly looking ...b5!? but only if he can play Nd7-b6-c4 or Nf6-e8-d6-c4. Of course, the timing is everything in this line. Black can also play for his own minority attack after White's e3 advance by playing f7-f5-f4xe3 with similar advantageous possibilities to White's minority attack on the other side. But this is the type of game that goes on and on. It is a lifetime study. Unlike the Colle, where White has just one plan and Black can easily nullify it, in the Exchange White has plans upon plans, Black has counter-plans, and White has counter-counter plans, and it goes on and on.

 

Where do the pieces go? For White, typically (for the Minority Attack) Nf3, Nc3, Bg5 (or Bf4 but g5 is better), Rb1 (to support b2-b4-b5), Qc2, Bd3, O-O, and Rc1. For Black, things are more limited and that's part of the advantage that White has. Black plays Nf6, Be7, O-O, maybe Re8, Qd8, Ra8 (until you know where to put it), Nbd7 (possibly redeploying to 8). Let's see how this plays out in practice.

 

In a previous lecture we looked at the Semi-Tarrasch with 4... Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 which has practically disappeared from GM play due to work by Spassky, Tal, and Geller. It is not recommended.

 

5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3

6. Qc2!? generally amounts to the same thing.

 

6... c6

Defending the d-pawn directly and b-pawn indirectly because Black will be able to play Qc7 or Qb6. 6... Bf5? 7. Qb3 hitting the b- and d- pawns and picking up material.(7. Bxf6 Bxf6 8. Qb3)

 

7. Qc2!

7. Bd3?! Ne4!? 8. Bf4 Bf5 9. f3?! Nxc3 10. bxc3 Bxd3 11. Qxd3 O-O=

 

7... O-O

We can see the "threat" in Qc2 after 7... Ne4?? 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. Nxd5+-

 

8. Bd3 Nbd7

8... h6?! such weakening kingside moves invite White to switch gears and play for direct attack on the kingside by O-O-O, h4, and g4-g5.

 

9. Nf3

9. Nge2!? keeps open the possibility of O-O-O and storming the king or playing for f3 and e4 in the center.

 

9... Re8 10. O-O Nf8

with the plan of Bg4-h4-g6 nullifying the White Bishop--if he gives us the time. 10... h6!? might be safe after O-O by White

 

11. Bxf6

The Reshevsky Variation, which eliminates the possibility of Ne4 and speeds the development of the minority attack. There are several alternatives:

 

a) 11. Rab1 Minority Attack main line 11... a5 Black can also gain a move by waiting for Pb4 and playing ...Pa6 with the same inevitable exchange of pawns and slowing of White's attack. 12. a3 Ng6!? with the idea of ...Ne4 and White has no Bf4(12... Ne4 13. Bf4! is the main problem with Black's advance.(13. Nxe4 dxe4-+) (13. Bxe4 Bxg5 14. Nxg5 Qxg5=) (13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. b4 axb4 15. axb4 Bf5!? (15... b5?! 16. Bxe4 dxe4 17. Ne5 ) ) 13... Bd6?! (13... f5 14. Ne5) 14. Nxe4!? Bxf4 15. exf4 dxe4 16. Bxe4 ) 13. b4 axb4 14. axb4 Ne4 15. Bxe7 Qxe7 16. Rfc1 Bg4 and Black is getting some activity on the kingside 17. Bxe4 (17. Nd2? played by Taimanov-Nezh 17... Nxd2 (17... Nxf2! is also very strong) 18. Qxd2 Nh4! 19. Bf1 Qg5 20. f4!? (20. Kh1? Bf3!! 21. gxf3 Nxf3-+) 20... Qg6!? (20... Qe7) 21. Bd3 Bf5 (21... Nf3+!? 22. gxf3 Bf5+ ) 22. Bxf5 Nxf5) 17... dxe4 18. Nd2 with the idea of Nf1 or Nxe4 and Na4, b5, etc. But Black can attack the king, perhaps with Rd8-d5-h5!? 18... f5 (18... Bf5 19. b5)

 

b) 11. Rae1 Botvinnik Variation, where the plan is Ne5 followed by f4!? or f3 and e4 with strong central control. Botvinnik had great success with this type of plan -- witness Botvinnik-Capablanca, Avro 1938. It is discussed by Angus Dunnington in "Attacking with 1.d4."

 

c) 11. h3 Karpov Variation, which is very nuanced and basically a very high-class waiting move, waiting for Black to commit himself so that White can make a suitable counter-plan. Yermolinsky does a good job of covering this in his Road to Chess Improvement.

 

11... Bxf6 12. b4

speeding up the minority attack by foregoing Rb1. But if you give Black time he might play Qd6, Bd8-c7, and Bg4 and possibly f7-f5-f4 with real attacking chances.

 

12... Qd6!N

12... Bg4 13. Nd2 Rc8 14. Bf5! Bxf5 15. Qxf5 Be7 Euwe-Guimard(15... Ne6 Reshevsky) 16. Rab1 a6 17. a4 Bd6 18. Rb3 Re6 19. Rfb1 Rf6 20. Qd3 Rh6 21. f4 g5

 

13. b5!?

13. Rab1 Bd8 14. b5

 

13... Bg4!

13... c5!? 14. dxc5 Qxc5 15. Ne4 Qe7 16. Nxf6+ Qxf6 17. Nd4 Be6 18. Rac1 is unclear.

 

14. bxc6 bxc6 15. Nd2 Bd8 16. Rfc1 Bc7 17. Nf1 and the position is complicated but favorable for Black.

 

1/2-1/2

[Stoyko and Goeller]


Max Euwe - Carlos Guimard [D36]

New York (6) 1951


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 Be7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Bd3 c6 9. Qc2 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. b4 Bg4 13. Nd2 Rc8!?

Discouraging b5 with White's Queen at c2 and avoiding an exchange of Rooks on the a-file.

 

14. Bf5 Bxf5 15. Qxf5 Be7 16. Rab1 a6

An earlier advance by ... a5 followed by ...axb4 axb4 typically amounts to the same thing as ...a6 and a4 plus b5 ...axb5 axb5 etc.

 

17. a4 Bd6 18. Rb3 Re6!

Black must play vigorously for a kingside attack. The Rook also can serve as a defender of c6 on the 6th rank.

 

19. Rfb1 Rf6 20. Qd3 Rh6 21. f4 g5!

21... Qh4!? 22. Nf3

 

22. g3 gxf4 23. exf4 Ne6 24. Ne2 Qf8 25. Nf1 f5!?

25... Re8!

 

26. Ne3 Ng7 27. b5 axb5 28. axb5 Re6 29. bxc6 bxc6 30. Nc3 Rce8 31. Ncd1 Qe7 32. Kg2 h5 33. Nxf5 Re2+ 34. Kf3 Qe6 35. Nde3 Rxh2 36. Nxd6 Qxd6 37. R3b2 Rxb2 38. Rxb2 Re4= 39. Nc4?(+)

39. Rb6~~

 

39... Qe6?(+)

39... dxc4! 40. Qxc4+ (40. Qxe4 Qa3+-+) 40... Qd5!-+

 

40. Rb8+!+- Ne8 41. Rxe8+!

simplifying to a won ending.

 

41... Qxe8 42. Nd6 Qd7 43. Nxe4 dxe4+ 44. Qxe4 Qg4+ 45. Kg2 h4 46. Qe8+ Kg7 47. Qe7+ Kg6 48. Qd6+ Kf7 49. Qc7+ Kf8 50. Qd8+ Kf7 51. Qxh4 Qe2+ 52. Kh3 Qf1+ 53. Kg4 Qe2+ 54. Kg5 Qe7+ 55. Kh5 Qe4 56. Qg4 Qh7+ 57. Kg5 Qg7+ 58. Kf5 Qh7+ 59. Ke5 Qh8+ 60. Ke4 Qh1+ 61. Qf3 Qe1+ 62. Kf5 Qe6+ 63. Kg5 Kg7 64. Kh4 Qf6+ 65. Kh3 Qh6+ 66. Kg2 Qg6 67. Qe2 Kf8 68. f5 Qg5 69. f6 Qd5+ 70. Kh3 Kf7 71. Qe7+ Kg6 72. Qg7+ 1-0


W. Uhlmann (2461) - J. Klovans (2465) [D36]

World Seniors/Gladenbach GER (10) 1999


1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 c6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. Qc2 Nbd7 9. Nf3 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. b4 Bg4 13. Nd2 Rc8 14. Rfc1 Be7 15. b5 c5?! 15... Ba3!? 16. Rcb1 Qg5 17. bxc6 Bh3 18. g3 bxc6~~ 15... cxb5 16. Qb3 16. a4? 16. Bf5! Bxf5 17. Qxf5 cxd4 18. Nxd5! 16... cxd4! 17. exd4 Bb4-/+ 18. Ndb1 Qg5 19. Qb2 Bf3-> 19... Bd6-> 20. g3 Bxc3 21. Nxc3 Ne6 22. Nd1 Rxc1 23. Qxc1 Nxd4-+ 24. Bf1 Qe5 25. Qe3 Be4 26. Nc3 Nc2 0-1


Carsten Hoi - Carlos Perdomo [D36]

Yerevan,ARM ol32 (4) 1996


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. cxd5 exd5 6. e3 c6 7. Bd3 Be7 8. Qc2 O-O 9. Nf3 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. b4 Bg4 13. Nd2 a6 14. Bf5 Bxf5 15. Qxf5 Be7 16. a3 Bd6 17. Nb3 Re6 18. g3 Rf6 19. Qg4 Rg6 20. Qf5 Rf6 21. Qc2 Qc8 22. Nc5 h5 23. e4 dxe4 24. N3xe4 Rg6 25. f4 Bxc5 26. dxc5 Qf5 27. Rac1 h4 28. Ng5 Qxc2 29. Rxc2 hxg3 30. hxg3 Ne6 31. Nxe6 Rxe6 32. Rd1 Re3 33. Kh2 Rxa3 34. Rd7 a5 35. bxa5 R8xa5 36. Kh3 Ra2 37. Rc3 R5a3 38. Rc1 Rb2 39. Re1 Rbb3 40. Kg4 Rxg3+ 41. Kf5 Rae3 42. Rd8+ Kh7 43. Ra1 Rc3 44. Ra5 Rc4 45. Rd1 g6+ 46. Ke5 Rgc3 47. Kd6 Rxf4 48. Rb1 Rd4+ 49. Kc7 Rd5 0-1


Jan Timman - Garry Kasparov [D36]

1984


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Nc3 Nbd7 8. Bd3 c6 9. Qc2 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. b4 Bg4 13. Nd2 Be7 14. Rab1 Bd6 15. Bf5 Bh5 16. Rfc1 g6 17. Bd3 Qg5 18. Ne2 Nd7 19. h3 a6 20. a4 Rac8 21. Nf1 Bxe2 22. Bxe2 Qe7 23. Qb3 Nf6 1/2-1/2


Mark Taimanov - Rashit Nezhmetdinov [D36]

USSR 1954


1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 e6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Bg5 Be7 7. Qc2 Nbd7 8. e3 O-O 9. Bd3 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. Rab1 a5 12. a3 Ne4 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. b4 axb4 15. axb4 Ng6!?

The key move to the modern system of Black counter-attack.

 

16. b5 Bg4 17. Nd2?!

17. Bxe4! dxe4 18. Nd2 Bf5 (18... Nh4 19. Ncxe4!~~)

 

17... Nxd2 18. Qxd2 Nh4 19. f3[] Qxe3+ 20. Qxe3 Rxe3 21. fxg4 Rxd3 22. bxc6 bxc6 23. Ne2 Rd2-+ 24. Rf2 h6 25. Rbf1 Ng6 26. h3 f6 27. Ng3 Rxd4 28. Rb1 Ra7 29. Rb8+ Kh7 30. Rfb2 Rd1+ 31. Kh2 Re1 32. Rd8 Nf4 33. Nh5 Re2 34. Rxe2 Nxe2 35. Rc8 Nd4 36. Nf4 Re7 37. h4 Re4 38. Kg3 Re3+?!(+)

38... Ne6! 39. Nxe6 (39. Re8 Nxf4-+) 39... Rxe6-+ Black can still win but loses the thread.

 

39. Kf2 Re4

39... Ra3?? 40. h5!-> Ra2+ 41. Ke3 Nc2+ 42. Kd2 Nb4+ 43. Kc3 Ra3+ 44. Kxb4 Rg3 45. Ng6 Rxg4+ 46. Kc5 Rxg6 47. hxg6+ Kxg6 48. Rxc6+-

 

40. g3!

40. Kg3 Ne6!-+

 

40... Ne6

40... g5!? 41. Rc7+ Kg8 42. Nh5 Re2+ 43. Kf1 Re6

 

41. Rxc6 Nxf4 42. gxf4 Rxf4+ 43. Kg3 Re4 44. Rd6 Re5 45. h5 Kg8 46. Kf4 g5+!? 47. Kf3 Kf7 48. Rd7+ Ke6 49. Rh7 d4 50. Rxh6 Re3+ 51. Kf2 Re4 52. Kf3 Rf4+ 53. Kg3 d3 54. Rh8 Rd4 55. Re8+ Kf7 56. Re1 d2 57. Rd1 Rd3+?

57... Kg7

 

58. Kg2 Kg7 59. Kf2 Kh6 60. Kg2 f5 61. gxf5 Kxh5 62. Kf2 g4 63. f6 g3+?

63... Kg6! 64. Ke2 Rf3 65. Rxd2 Kxf6 might still win.

 

64. Ke2 Rd6 65. Kf3!= 1/2-1/2


 

Supplemental Games

 

Evgenij Ermenkov - Jean Luc Seret [D36]

Wch U20 prel-F/Stockholm (5) 1969


1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 Be7 7. e3 O-O 8. Bd3 Re8 9. O-O c6 10. Qc2 Nf8 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. b4 Qd6 13. b5 Bg4 14. bxc6 bxc6 15. Nd2 Bd8 16. Rfc1 Re6 17. Nf1 Bh4 18. Rab1 Rf6 19. Ng3 Bxg3 20. hxg3 h5 21. e4 Rh6 22. e5 Qd8 23. f3 h4 24. fxg4 hxg3 25. Ne2 Qh4 26. Kf1 Qxg4 27. Qd2 Ne6 28. Rb4 Nf4 29. Ng1 Nxd3 30. Rcb1 Qf5+ 31. Ke2 Nxb4 32. Qxb4 Qc2+ 33. Ke3 Rh4 34. Nh3 Re4+ 35. Kf3 Qd3+ 0-1


Francisco Galvez Extremera - F Yanez [D36]

Andalucia-chT/Granada (3) 1991


1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 e6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 c6 6. e3 Nbd7 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Bd3 O-O 9. Qc2 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. b4 Qd6 13. Rab1 Bd8 14. Rfc1 Re6 15. b5 Rh6 16. bxc6 bxc6 17. Ne2 Bd7 18. Ng3 Qf6 19. Bf5 Bb6 20. Ne5 Qd8 21. Bxd7 Nxd7 22. Nf5 Re6 23. Nxc6 Qf6 24. Nb4 g6 25. Ng3 Rd6 26. Qb3 Qe6 27. Ne2 Nf6 28. Nf4 Qf5 29. Rc6 Rad8 30. Rxd6 Rxd6 31. Qd3 Qd7 32. Rc1 Qa4 33. Qb3 Qd7 34. Qc2 Qb5 35. Nbd3 Ne4 36. f3 Nf6 37. Ne5 Qb4 38. Nfd3 Qa3 39. Qc8+ Rd8 40. Qb7 Nd7 41. Re1 Qd6 42. Qc6 Nxe5 43. Nxe5 Qb4 44. Re2 Qe7 45. g3 f6 46. Ng4 Bxd4 47. exd4 Qxe2 48. Qxf6 h5 49. Qxd8+ Kh7 50. Qc7+ Kh8 51. Qe5+ 1-0


Alexandar G Panchenko - Thomas Heuer [D36]

Oberliga Nord O 9495/Germany (0) 1994


1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Bd3 c6 9. Qc2 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. b4 Qd6 13. Rab1 a6 14. a4 Bd8 15. Rfe1 Bg4 16. Nd2 Bc7 17. g3 h5 18. a5 Re6 19. Bf5 Bxf5 20. Qxf5 h4 21. Nf3 hxg3 22. hxg3 Rf6 23. Qg4 Rg6 24. Qh3 Rh6 25. Qg2 Ne6 26. Na4 Re8 27. Nc5 Nd8 28. Nh4 Rh5 29. Qf3 Qh6 30. Kg2 Qg5 31. Rh1 g6 32. Rh3 Kg7 33. Rbh1 Rhh8 34. Qd1 Bd6 35. R1h2 Qh5 36. Nf3 Qf5 37. Qh1 Rxh3 38. Rxh3 Rg8 39. Rh7+ Kf8 40. Qh4 Ke8 41. Qh1 g5 42. Qh5 Qg6 43. Qxg6 Rxg6 44. Rh8+ Ke7 45. g4 Rg7 46. Ne1 Rg6 47. Ned3 Rg7 48. f3 Rg6 49. Kf2 Rg7 50. e4 Rg6 51. Ke3 Rg7 52. Nb2 Rg6 53. Nba4 dxe4 54. fxe4 Bxc5 55. bxc5 Rf6 56. d5 cxd5 57. exd5 Rf4 58. Nb6 Rxg4 59. d6+ 1-0


Geza Fuster - Pal Rethy [D36]

Budapest (0) 1937


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Bg5 c6 6. cxd5 exd5 7. e3 Be7 8. Bd3 Nf8 9. Qc2 Ng6 10. O-O O-O 11. Rab1 Re8 12. b4 a6 13. Rfe1 Ne4 14. Bxe4 dxe4 15. Bxe7 Qxe7 16. Nd2 f5 17. Ne2 Be6 18. a4 Rac8 19. Qc5 Qf7 20. Rbc1 Rcd8 21. Qb6 Bd5 22. Nf1 Bc4 23. Nfg3 Rf8 24. Nc3 Bd3 25. b5 axb5 26. axb5 cxb5 27. Qc5 Rc8 28. Qd5 b4 29. Qxf7+ Rxf7 30. Nd5 Rxc1 31. Rxc1 b3 32. Rc8+ Rf8 33. Rxf8+ Kxf8 34. Nxf5 b2 35. Nc3 b5 36. d5 b4 0-1


Semen Abramovich Furman - Janis Klovans [D36]

URS Spartakiad/Moscow 1964


1. c4 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 O-O 7. Bd3 Nbd7 8. Nf3 c6 9. Qc2 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. Rab1 Ng6 12. b4 Ne4 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. Rfe1 Nxc3 15. Qxc3 Bg4 16. Nd2 Rac8 17. Rbc1 Nh4 18. Bf1 Qg5 19. Kh1 Re6 20. e4[] dxe4 21. Nxe4 21. Rxe4[] Rce8 22. Rce1 Bf5 21... Qf4 22. Nc5 Nf3 23. g3 Rh6 24. h3 Rxh3+ 25. Bxh3 Qh6 0-1


Vladeta Sandic - Glenn C Flear [D36]

Belgrade GMA op/Belgrade (0) 1988


1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. Qc2 Be7 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Bd3 O-O 9. Nf3 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. Rab1 Ng6 12. Bxf6 Bxf6 13. b4 a6 14. a4 Bg4 15. Nd2 Be7 16. Rfc1 Bd6 17. Nf1 Qg5 18. b5 axb5 19. axb5 h5 20. bxc6 bxc6 21. Ne2 Rac8 22. Rb6 Bd7 23. Rb7 Bg4 24. Rb6 Ne7 25. Kh1 h4 26. h3 Bh5 27. Ng1 Qf6 28. Nh2 Kh8 29. Be2 Bg6 30. Ng4 Qe6 31. Bd3 Bh5 32. Be2 Bg6 33. Bd3 Bh5 34. Be2 1/2-1/2


Albert Blees - Glenn C Flear [D36]

Mondorf op/Mondorf (2) 1991


1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 c6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. cxd5 exd5 7. e3 Be7 8. Qc2 O-O 9. Bd3 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. Rab1 Ng6 12. Rfe1 Ne4 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. Bxe4 dxe4 15. Nd2 f5 16. d5 Ne5 17. Red1 Qf7 18. dxc6 Nxc6 19. Nb5 Rd8 20. Nc4 Be6 21. Nbd6 Qe7 22. Qa4 Rd7 23. Nb6 Rxd6 24. Nxa8 Rd8 25. Rxd8+ Qxd8 26. b4 Qxa8 27. b5 Ne7 28. Rc1 Qb8 29. h3 Kf7 30. Qa5 Nd5 31. Rc4 Nb6 32. Rd4 Nc4 33. Qa4 Qc7 34. Qxa7 Nd2 35. Qa3 Qc2 36. Qd6 Qb1+ 37. Kh2 Nf1+ 38. Kg1 Nxe3+ 39. Kh2 Nf1+ 40. Kg1 Ng3+ 41. Kh2 Ne2 42. Rd1 Qxb5 43. Qc7+ Kf6 44. Rd2 Qc4 45. Qxb7 Nf4 46. Qb2+ Kf7 47. Rc2 Qd5 48. Qb8 Nd3 49. a4 f4 50. a5 Qxa5 51. Rc7+ Kg6 52. Qe8+ Kf6 53. Qf8+ Ke5 54. Qxg7+ Kd5 55. Qg5+ 1-0


Ralf Akesson - Vassily Ivanchuk [D36]

PCA/Intel-GP/London (1) 1994


1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 Be7 7. e3 O-O 8. Qc2 Re8 9. Bd3 c6 10. O-O Nf8 11. Rab1 Ng6 12. b4 a6 13. a4 Bd6 14. b5 axb5 15. axb5 h6 16. Bxf6 Qxf6 17. Rfe1 Bg4 18. Nd2 Nh4 19. g3 Bh3 20. bxc6 bxc6 21. Bf1 Bf5 22. Bd3 Bh3 23. Bf1 Bf5 24. Bd3 Bh3 1/2-1/2


Aleksandar Kaminik - Janis Klovans [D36]

Wch Seniors/Rowy (6) 2000


1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Qc2 O-O 8. Bd3 Re8 9. Nf3 c6 10. O-O Nf8 11. Rab1 Ng6 12. Bf5 Ne4 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. Bxc8 Raxc8 15. b4 Ng5 16. Qf5 Nxf3+ 17. Qxf3 a6 18. Na4 Rcd8 19. Nc5 Rd6 20. g3 Nf8 21. a4 Ne6 22. Nxe6 Rxe6 23. Rfc1 g6 24. Rc3 h5 25. b5 Qf6 26. Qg2 axb5 27. axb5 Ra8 28. bxc6 bxc6 29. Rcb3 Kg7 30. f3 Rd6 31. Qf2 Re8 32. Rb7 Qg5 33. e4 dxe4 34. fxe4 Rf6 35. Qe2 h4 36. e5 Rf4 37. Rf1 hxg3 38. h3 c5 39. e6 Rxf1+ 40. Qxf1 Qe3+ 41. Kg2 Qxe6 42. dxc5 Qd5+ 43. Qf3 Re2+ 44. Kxg3 Qe5+ 0-1


Yousef Abdulghafour - Janis Klovans [D36]

Istanbul ol (Men)/Istanbul (1) 2000


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 Be7 6. Qc2 O-O 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Nf3 Re8 9. Bd3 Nf8 10. O-O c6 11. Rab1 Ng6 12. b4 Ne4 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. b5 Bg4 15. Nd2 Nxd2 16. Qxd2 Nh4 17. Kh1 Nf3 18. Qd1 Nxh2 19. Be2 Qh4 20. Kg1 Bxe2 0-1


Peter Horvath - Gyula Toth [D36]

Cseppko op/Aggtelek (7) 2001


1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Qc2 Be7 7. Bg5 Nbd7 8. e3 O-O 9. Bd3 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. Rab1 Ng6 12. b4 Ne4 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. b5 Bg4 15. Nd2 Nxd2 16. Qxd2 Nh4 17. f3 Qxe3+ 18. Qxe3 Rxe3 19. bxc6 bxc6 20. Rfd1 Bh5 21. Kf2 Rae8 22. Rbc1 Nxg2 23. Kxg2 Bxf3+ 24. Kg1 Bxd1 25. Rxd1 Re1+ 26. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 27. Kf2 Rc1 28. Ne2 Ra1 29. Nc3 Rh1 30. Kg2 Rc1 31. Ne2 Rd1 32. Ba6 Rd2 33. a3 Kf8 34. Kf3 Ke7 0-1


Sergei Shipov - Vladimir Kosyrev [D36]

Moscow-ch/Moscow (2) 2003


1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 O-O 7. Bd3 Re8 8. Nf3 Nbd7 9. O-O c6 10. Qc2 Nf8 11. Rab1 Ng6 12. Bxf6 Bxf6 13. b4 a6 14. Na4 Be7 15. Nc5 Bd6 16. Bf5 Bxf5 17. Qxf5 Qe7 18. Rfc1 Nf8 19. g3 Ne6 20. Kg2 g6 21. Qc2 Rec8 22. h4 Ng7 23. Rb3 Nf5 24. a3 Rc7 25. Re1 Re8 26. e4 dxe4 27. Nxe4 Rcc8 28. Rd3 Bb8 29. Qb3 Rcd8 30. d5 cxd5 31. Rxd5 Rf8 32. Qc3 Rxd5 33. Nf6+ Qxf6 34. Qxf6 Rd3 35. h5 Rd6 36. Qg5 Kg7 37. Qc1 Kg8 38. Qc3 Ba7 39. Qc7 Rb6 40. Ne5 Re6 41. Qxb7 Bd4 42. Nf3 Rb6 43. Qc7 1-0


Mark Taimanov - Rashit Nezhmetdinov [D58]

Baku (12) 1961


1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. Rc1 b6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. e3 Bb7 10. Be2 Nbd7 11. O-O Ne4 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. Qa4! c5 14. Ba6 Ndf6 15. Rc2 Rfc8= 16. Rfc1 c4 17. Ne5 Nxc3 18. Rxc3 Ne4 19. R3c2 Nd6 20. b3 f6?! 21. Ng6 Qf7 22. Nf4 g5 23. Ne2 Bxa6 24. Qxa6 Qe6 25. Ng3 f5 26. Nf1 Rc6 26... f4! is unclear. 27. Nd2 Qc8 28. Qa3 b5 29. Nf3 a5 30. Ne5 Rca6 31. bxc4 dxc4 32. Qb2 a4 33. d5 Qf8 34. Nc6 Qg7 35. Qb4 Qf6 36. f3 Rc8 37. Rd1 Kh7 38. e4 fxe4 39. fxe4 Raxc6 40. dxc6 Rxc6 41. Rcd2 Nxe4 1-0


Bernd Schneider (2415) - Janis Klovans (2520) [D59]

NRW-Liga II 9697/Germany (3.1) 1996


1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. Nf3 b6 8. Rc1 Bb7 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Be2 Nbd7 11. O-O Ne4 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. Qa4 c5 14. dxc5 Ndxc5 15. Qa3 Rfd8 16. Nxe4 dxe4 17. Nd4 Bd5 18. Rfd1 a5 19. Rd2 Qf6 20. Rcd1 Bb7 21. Qc3 Rac8 22. Bg4 Rb8 23. Be2 Rbc8 24. Nb5 Rxd2 25. Rxd2 Nd3 26. Qxf6 gxf6 27. Bxd3 exd3 28. Nc3 b5 29. Rxd3 b4 30. Nd1 Rc2 31. a3 Ba6 32. Rd8+ Kg7 33. axb4 axb4 34. f3 Be2 35. Rd4 Rc1 36. Rxb4 Bxd1 37. Kf2 Rc2+ 38. Kg3 Be2 39. Kf4 Bf1 40. g4 Rxh2 41. Rb8 Rf2 42. e4 Rd2 43. Kg3 Bc4 44. Rb4 Be2 45. f4 Rd3+ 46. Kh4 Re3 0-1


Wolfgang Uhlmann (2515) - Uwe Boensch (2460) [D53]

Dresden (3) 1985


1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Be7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 O-O 6. Rc1 h6 7. Bh4 b6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. e3 Bb7 10. Bd3 c5 11. O-O Ne4 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. dxc5 bxc5 14. Qa4 Nd7 15. Ba6 Ndf6 16. Nxe4 Nxe4 17. Rfd1 Bxa6 18. Qxa6 Rfd8 19. Nd2 Nxd2 20. Rxd2 d4 21. exd4 cxd4 22. Re2 Qg5 23. Rd1 Rd7 24. h3 Rad8 25. Qd3 Qf6 26. Re4 g6 27. Rde1 Kg7 28. Re8 Rxe8 29. Rxe8 Rc7 30. Re1 h5 31. g3 Qb6 32. Re2 Rc1+ 33. Kh2 Ra1 34. b3 Qc5 35. Qc4 Qxc4 36. bxc4 Rc1 37. Re7 a6 38. Ra7 Rc2 39. Kg2 Rxa2 40. Rd7 Rd2 41. Rd5 Kf8 42. Kf3 Ke7 43. h4 d3 44. Ra5 Rc2 45. Rxa6 Rxc4 46. Ra1 Ke6 47. Rd1 Rc3 48. Ke3 Kf5 49. f3 1/2-1/2


Vlastimil Hort (2545) - Alexander G Beliavsky (2585) [D53]

Reggio Emilia 8687/Reggio Emilia 1986


1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. Rc1 b6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Nf3 Bb7 10. Be2 Nbd7 11. O-O Ne4 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. Qb3 Ndf6 14. Nxe4 Nxe4 15. Rfd1 c5 16. Qa3 Rfc8?! 16... Qf6!? 17. dxc5 bxc5 18. Bd3 Rfe8 19. Bxe4 dxe4 20. Nd2 Re5 21. Nf1 (21. Rxc5 Rxc5 22. Qxc5 Qxb2=) (21. Qc3 Qe6=) 21... Ba6 22. Ng3 Bd3 23. Rxc5 Rxc5 24. Qxc5 Qxb2= 17. Nd2 Nxd2 18. Rxd2 Kf8 19. dxc5 Rxc5 20. Rcd1+/- Rc7 21. Qb3 Qg5 22. Bf3 Qe5 23. Qa3+ Kg8 24. h3 Rd8 25. Qxa7 Ra8 26. Qxb6 Ra6 27. Qd4 Qxd4 28. Rxd4 Rxa2 29. Rb4 Ra5 30. Rb6 Kf8 31. b4 Ra2 32. g4 Rd7 33. Kg2 Ke7 34. Rd4 Rc2 35. Rb5 1-0


Jiri Podgorny - Amos Pokorny [D58]

Rakovnik (11) 1940


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. Nf3 b6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Bd3 Bb7 10. Rc1 Ne4 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. Ne5 c5 13. O-O Nxc3 14. Rxc3 Ba6 15. Re1 Bxd3 16. Qxd3 Re8 17. Qf5 Qe6 18. Qh5 Na6 19. Nf3 c4 20. e4 dxe4 21. Nd2 f5 21... Qd7 22. Nxc4 Nb4 23. Ne5 Rad8 23... Red8 24. Rd1 Rc8 24... f4!? 24... Nd3!? 25. Rg3 Nd5 26. Rg6 Nf4! 27. Rxe6 Nxh5 28. Rxe8+ Rxe8 29. Nc6 a5? 29... f4!?~~ 30. d5!+/- Nf6 31. d6 Nd7 32. Ne7+ Kf7 33. Nxf5 Re5 34. Ne3 Ke6 35. Kf1 Rc5 36. Ke2 Nf6 37. h3 Kd7 38. Rd4 b5 39. Kd2 Ne8 40. g4 g6 41. Nd5 Kxd6 42. Nc3+ Kc7 43. Nxe4 Rc6 44. f4 Nf6 45. Nxf6 Rxf6 46. Ke3 Kc6 47. h4 Kc5 48. Re4 a4 49. Re5+ Kc4 50. f5 gxf5 51. gxf5 b4 52. Kf4 b3 53. Re4++- Kb5 54. axb3 axb3 55. Ke5 Rc6 56. f6 Rc5+ 57. Ke6 Rc6+ 58. Kf5 1-0


Svetozar Gligoric - Bojan Kurajica [D58]

Belgrade (12) 1969


1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. Rc1 b6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. e3 Bb7 10. Bd3 Ne4 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. O-O Nd7 13. b4 c6 14. Qb3 Nxc3 15. Rxc3 a5 16. a3 axb4 17. axb4 b5 18. Rb1 Ra4 19. Bc2 Rfa8 20. Qb2 R4a7 21. Qc1 Nb6 22. Ne5 Nc4 23. Nxc4 bxc4 24. e4 Bc8 25. Re3 Qd8 26. b5 cxb5 27. Rxb5 Ra1 28. Rb1 Rxb1 29. Qxb1 Be6 30. exd5 Rb8 31. Qd1 Qxd5 32. Be4 Qd7 33. h3 Rd8 34. d5 Kf8 35. Rc3 1/2-1/2


Janusz Szukszta - Janusz Kwasniewski [D36]

POL-ch 26th/Lublin (15) 1969


1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. d4 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 O-O 7. e3 h6 8. Bh4 b6 9. Rc1 Bb7 10. Bd3 Ne4 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. O-O Nd7 13. Qa4 c5 14. Bb1 Rfc8 15. Rfd1 Ndf6 16. Ne5 Nd6 17. b4 c4 18. Qc2 Nde4 19. Qb2 Nxc3 20. Rxc3 b5 21. Bc2 a5 22. a3 Ra6 23. bxa5 Rxa5 24. Rb1 Rca8 25. a4 Ne8 26. Bd1 Nd6 27. axb5 Ra2 28. Qb4 Rxf2 29. Ra3 Rxa3 30. Qxa3 Rd2 31. b6 Qh4 32. Bf3 Nb5 33. Qc1 Qf2+ 34. Kh1 Rc2 35. Qe1 Qxe1+ 36. Rxe1 Rb2 37. Nxc4 dxc4 38. Bxb7 c3 39. Be4 Nd6 40. Bd3 Rd2 41. Ba6 c2 42. Bb5 Rd1 0-1


Svetozar Gligoric - Bojan Kurajica [D58]

Rovinj/Zagreb/Zagreb (2) 1970


1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. Rc1 b6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. e3 Bb7 10. Bd3 Ne4 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. Qb3 Rd8 13. O-O c5 14. Bb1 Nc6 15. Rfd1 Nxc3 16. Qxc3 cxd4 17. exd4 Qf6 18. Re1 Re8 19. Re3 g6 20. Rce1 Rxe3 21. Qxe3 Kg7 22. h4 h5 23. a3 Rd8 24. Bd3 Rd6 25. Rc1 Re6 26. Qg5 a6 27. b4 b5 28. Kf1 Re7 29. Bb1 Nd8 30. Qxf6+ Kxf6 31. Bd3 Ne6 32. g3 Re8 33. Be2 Rc8 34. Rxc8 Bxc8 35. Ke1 Ng7 36. Nd2 Ke6 37. Nb3 Kd6 38. Kd2 f6 39. Nc5 g5 40. Bd3 Kc6 41. a4 Kb6 42. a5+ Kc6 43. Bg6 Kd6 44. Ke3 gxh4 45. gxh4 Ke7 46. Bd3 Kd6 47. Kf4 Ke7 48. Bg6 Kd6 49. Nd3 Bg4 50. f3 Bc8 51. Nc1 Ne6+ 52. Ke3 Ng7 53. Ne2 Bf5 54. Bf7 Be6 55. Bxe6 Kxe6 56. Nf4+ Kd6 57. Kd3 Kc6 58. Kc3 Kd6= 1/2-1/2


Igor Kragelj (2250) - Vladimir Burmakin (2530) [D59]

Ljubljana op/Ljubljana (8) 1997


1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 b6 8. Rc1 Bb7 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Bd3 Ne4 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. O-O Rc8 13. Ne5 Nf6 14. Ng4 Nbd7 15. Nxf6+ Nxf6 16. Qa4 c5 17. dxc5 bxc5 18. Rfe1 Qd6 19. Bf5 Re8 20. Red1 d4 21. exd4 Qf4 22. Bh3?! cxd4 23. Nb5?? Ng4 and White can only save himself by 24.Bxg4 Qxg4 25.f3 Bxf3 26.Rd2 -+. The danger posed by the Bishop on the long diagonal is quite real in these lines. 0-1

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