(1) Tomkovich,Greg (1659) - Vishnyakov,Aleksey (1945) [D63]
Garden State Chess League 2010-11 Kenilworth, NJ (6), 03.03.2011
[J. Moldovan & Houdini 1.5a]

board 2 D63 Queen's Gambit Classical Defense

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 e6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.Nc3 Be7
This spawned draw-death discussions in Capablanca's era. [Nowadays 5...c6 (the Cambridge Springs Defense); 5...Bb4 (the Manhattan Defense) or an earlier deviation is preferred.]

6.e3
[For 6.b3 see Renna - Agress from the 2009 Kortchnois-Maplewood match. ]

6...0-0 7.Bd3
This allows Black to play ...c5 in one go... [... but probably leaves more play than the main line 7.Rc1 c6 8.Bd3 dxc4 9.Bxc4 Nd5 10.Bxe7 Qxe7 11.0-0 Nxc3 12.Rxc3 e5 ]

7...dxc4 8.Bxc4 c5 9.0-0 a6
Diagram



10.Rc1
(?!) [>=10.a4 cxd4 (10...b6 11.Qe2 Bb7 12.Rfd1 cxd4 13.exd4 Re8 14.Rac1 Nf8 15.Ne5 Nd5 16.Bxd5 Bxd5 17.Bxe7 Rxe7 18.Nxd5 Qxd5 19.Rc3 f6 20.Nc4 Qd8+/= Petrosian - Larsen : Biel Interzonal (15) 07/31/1976) 11.exd4 Nb6 12.Bb3 Bd7 13.a5 (13.Qe2 Bc6 14.Rfd1 Nfd5 15.Bd2 Nb4 16.Ne5 Qxd4 17.Nxf7 Rxf7 18.Be3 Qe5 19.Bxb6 Qxe2 20.Nxe2 Bd5 21.Bxd5 Nxd5 22.Bd4 Rd8 23.Nc3 Nxc3 24.bxc3 1/2-1/2 Spraggett - A. Sokolov : Candidates QF Match (1), Saint John 1988) 13...Nbd5 14.Bxd5 Nxd5 15.Nxd5 exd5 16.Bxe7 Qxe7 17.Re1 Qd6 18.Qb3 f6 19.Nd2 Rfe8 20.Nf1 Bc6 21.Qc3 Qf4 22.Re3 Rxe3 23.Qxe3 Qxe3 24.Nxe3 Kf7= Seirawan - Timman : Phillips & Drew (13), London 05/11/1984]

10...b5 11.Bd3 Bb7 12.dxc5 Nxc5 13.Be2
[>=13.Bb1= ]

13...Rc8 14.Nd4 b4N
[14...Qa5= Roman - Casamayor : correspondence, FECAP email 2005]

15.Na4 Qd5
[>=15...Nce4=/+ ]

16.Bf3 Qxg5 17.Nxc5 Bxf3 18.Nxf3 Qh5 19.Nd3 Qd5
Diagram



20.b3?!
[>=20.Qb3 Qxb3 21.axb3= ]

20...Ne4 21.Nf4
[>=21.Nde5 ]

21...Qxd1 22.Rfxd1 Nc3 23.Rd2
[>=23.Rd7=/+ ]

23...g5 24.Nd3 Rfd8 25.Kf1 Ne4 26.Re2 Rxc1+?!
[>=26...Rc3 27.Rxc3[] bxc3-/+ ]

27.Nxc1 Bf6 28.g4 Rd1+ 29.Re1 Nd2+?!=
Diagram

Drawn by agreement. [29...Nd2+ 30.Ke2[] Rxe1+[] 31.Nxe1[]= ; >=29...Rd6=/+ ] 1/2-1/2