Wednesday, October 26, 2005

"In-between" move

GM Igor-Alexandre Nataf 2564 - GM Dejan Antic 2519

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. exd5 Nb8 9. a4 Be7 10. Be2 O-O 11. O-O a6 12. Na3 Nd7 13. Kh1 f5 14. f4 Bf6 15. Nc4 Nb6 16. fxe5 dxe5 17. Nxb6 Qxb6 18. a5 Qc5 19. c4 e4 20. Ra3 Be5 21. Be3 Qe7 22. c5 f4

23. Bc4

Ok, we have sharp position here. White is breaking through the center and Black is trying to attack the King. The threat now is d6+ winning the Queen. Therefore...

23...Kh8 24. d6 Qg5

Queen was attacked and White's pawns are advancing. The only chance, of course, is counter-attack.

25. Qd5 Be6

Be6 is beautiful move which made me post this game. Since Rf8 is not defended at the moment, fxe3 is impossible. Be6 earns crucial tempo because Qd5 is attacked and White is forced to take the Bishop. Then fxe3 opens the gates around Kh1.

26. Qxe6 fxe3 27. Rxf8+ Rxf8 28. g3

White is having big problem with his back rank and bad position of the King. Now Queen's breach decides the game...

28...e2 29. Bxe2 Qd2 30. Qg4 Qe1+ 31. Kg2 g5 32. d7 Rf2+ 33. Kh3 Bf6 34. Qxe4 Qg1 35. d8=Q+ Bxd8 36. Qe8+ Kg7 37. Qd7+ Kh6 0-1


Michael Goeller said...

Nice game -- thanks for posting it!

Milan Lee said...

GM Antic contacted me and said there is one extra move played. So 38.Bf3 Bg5 and White resigned