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Evgeny Sveshnikov

French Defence Advance Variation

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Evgeny Sveshnikov

French Defence
Advance Variation
Volume 2: Advanced Course

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With a Foreword by Anatoly Karpov

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THE AUTHOR: Evgeny Sveshnikov (born 1950) is an active international player who currently
represents Latvia. This Russian Grandmaster is widely recognised as a great openings expert.
He has worked as a trainer for the 12th FIDE World Champion Anatoly Karpov, among others.
He is especially known for having developed the system with ...e5 in the Sicilian defence
which now bears his name, as well as for his work on the 2 c3 system for White against the
Sicilian and the Advance Variation against the French Defence.

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Contents

Fo reword by Anato l y Karpov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I nt rod u ct i o n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sym b o l s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1 Theoretically important games for i ndependent analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1 . 1 Games by World Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1 . 2 Master games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2 Encyclopaedia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Tab l e 1 : 1 . e4 e6 2 . d4 d5 3 . e5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Ta b l e 2 : 4 . c3 'W b 6 5 . f3 Ad7 6 . a3 !? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

64

Ta b l e 3 : 4 . c3 c6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Ta b l e 4 : 5 . f3 Ad7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

75

Tab l e 5 : 6 . Ae2 ge7 7. a3 c x d 4 8. c x d 4 f5 9 . c2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

83

Tab l e 6 : 5 . f3 'W b 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Ta b l e 7 : 6 . a3 h 6 7. b4 c x d 4 8 . c x d 4 f5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

99

Tab l e 8 : 6 . a3 c4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 04
3 A summary of the 3. e5 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 2
4 Games for further study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 6
5 The latest theoretical developments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 9
Appen d i x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 33
I n d ex of t h e m e s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 33
I n d ex of name s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 34
I n d ex of g a m es . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 36
I n d ex of var i at i o n s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 1

Foreword
have revived in the Altai and South-Urals re
gions.

It gives me great pleasure, for several rea


sons, to introduce the author of this book.
In the first place, not only are we contempo
raries but we also come from the same area :
he comes from Cheliabinsk and I from neigh
bouring Ziatoust. So "Zhenya" Svesh n i kov
and I have known each other from childhood .
We often played together in the junior teams
of the Russian Federation , and then the So
viet U n ion. We both had the same trai ner :
Leonid Aronovich Gratvol, who was fanat
ical ly devoted to developing j u n ior chess.
It is perhaps thanks to h i m that the future
grandmaster grew to love not only the work
of chess analysis but also coaching, which
he started relatively young. Usually, active
players prefer tournament play to spending
time and energy on other chess activities. Yet
Evgeny Ellinovich has managed , not only to
win over seventy i nternational tournaments
during his long career, but also to bring on
the talents of dozens of grand masters and
masters.

Finally I must mention his fanatical and


stubborn work in researching the openings,
which eventually brought him bri l l iant suc
cess. I recall that thirty years ago, d uring a
USSR championship event, I said to him pity
ingly : "Zhenya, why do you keep torturing
yourself by playing that Sicil ian with . . . e7eS ? Choose something simpler and you ' l l
play much more easily !" Today I have to ad
mit that I was wrong : he was right not to l is
ten to me: today everybody plays the Svesh
nikov Variation ! And as a fellow native of the
U rals, I am pleased that this system is also
known as the "Cheliabinsk Variation".
Unfortunately, his monograph on the Svesh
nikov Sicil ian has until now remained practi
cally the only publication by this grandmaster
in the Russian language. But now finally this
new theoretical work of Evgeny Sveshnikov
is available. It is devoted to the popular 3. eS
system against the French Defence. Its pop
ularity is once more largely due to its con
stant adoption by Sveshn i kov, who has de
veloped a fantastic feel for its nuances. It has
hel ped h i m amass a pl us-score (70% from
over 1 S0 games ! ) against such French De
fence experts as Evgeny Bareev. The author
bel ieves that Black cannot equalise against
the Advance Variation and to date no-one
has been able to prove the contrary .

Secondly I should mention the high qual ity


of analysis of my oid comrade, his consci
entiousness and his basic honesty, which I
came to appreciate many times i n the years
when Grandmaster Sveshni kov was one
of my trainers duri ng my difficult matches
against Garry Kasparov.
Third ly, I am anxious to stress that our col
laboration continues in various ways. Evgeny
Elli novich helps me prepare for i mportant
events, teaches in the Anatoly Karpov School
and willingly assists when I fly with col
leagues to promote the game of chess in
distant regions of R ussia. I should add that
he often does this on his own i n itiative as
wel l ; it is than ks to h i m that chess schools

I consider this book to be a real manual , ori


ginal in its conception and excellent in its ex
ecution . It not only teaches you how to play
a specific variation of the French Defence,
it also helps you understand many strate
gic ideas and their practical application i n

Foreword by Anatoly Karpov

what is real ly a very u n pleasant (for Black)


plan of attack. Masters (and even grandmas
ters) will find in Volume 2 a real master-class
by the world expert in this variation.

the m iddlegame, which for the majority of


players is even more important.
A book by such an outstanding grandmas
ter and theoretician should prove useful to a
wide readership. Club, Internet and weekend
tournament players will fi nd that Volume 1
will qu ickly give them a good grounding i n

Anatoly Karpov
Many-times World Champion

* * *

Evgeny Sveshnikov and Anatoly Karpov

Introduction
The very positive response to that ar
ticle prompted me to undertake the present
book project, well aware that it wou ld require
not just a lot of time . . .

I have been using the 3 . e5 system aga i nst


the French Defence for a bout thirty yea rs.
How did this weapon become part of my ar
sena l ? I n the 1 970s chess i nformation was
not as readily ava i la ble as it is i n today's
computer age ; it was difficult to obta i n it
and process it. I got i nto the ha bit of self
rel ia nce, trusting solely my own ideas. I un
derstood that the move 3 . e5 was not ob
jectively the strongest, but I had no desire
to com pete with such experienced French
specialists as, for insta nce, Vaganian, in the
long and complex l i nes that arise after the
main continuation 3. tOc3 . Thus I chose the
3. e5 system aga i nst the French (and simi
la rly 2 . c3 aga i nst the Sici l ia n ) for practica l
reasons, since I u nderstood that m y oppo
nents would be focusing their attention on
the moves 3. tOc3 and 3 . tOd2 wh ich were
much more popu lar at that time.

Book.

It is well know n that the choice of a pla n is


based on the pawn structure in the centre
and the dynamic placement of the pieces. In
my opinion it is not very useful to ta lk about a
pa rticular pawn structure without placing it in
the context of a concrete opening. A student
who has not reached at least the m i n imum
level of ca ndidate master will have difficulty
in assim i lating such materia l . My teaching
experience tells me that the materia l can be
assimi lated much better if it is taught in the
context of an actual open ing.
I decided to begi n this book with a n expla
nation of the ma in ideas for each side ; each
pla n is i l lustrated with games and exten
sive commentary. Other things being equa l , I
have given preference to games by the play
ers who were the first to employ a particular
pla n . I ncidenta l ly, most of the a n notations
were made without consu lting a com puter,
and i n this lies their chief merit, since a l l
t h e ideas are " human" . O f cou rse, t h e vari
ations were then checked later with a na ly
sis engines, to elim i nate crude oversights.
The computer is a va luable assistant for the
technica l work but in the realm of ideas it is
actua lly, with rare exceptions, of l ittle use.

By the end of the 1 980s I had accumu lated


enough theoretical and practical material on
the 3. e5 system . I prepa red a ta l k for my
pupils which I ended up g iving to over a thou
sa nd people. What I found i nteresting was
this: when I tried to teach concrete variations
to players of 2 nd or even 1 st Category, they
just looked bored and remembered noth ing.
On the other ha nd, if I expla i ned a typica l
idea by means of a n i llustrative game, they
learnt it for ever. So for learning a new pat
tern it is best to use wel l -annotated games,
in which the ma in ideas and plans of both
sides ca n be clearly expla ined . When the
pu pil u nderstands the genera l idea he ca n
memorise the concrete va riations more eas
ily.

Further on we present the reader with a se


ries of test positions and solutions to re
i nforce w hat has been learnt. Since one of
the most common themes of the Adva nce
Va riation is to blockade the centre a nd play
aga inst the wea kened da rk squa res, I have
included a cha pter on this topic.

At the sta rt of the 1990s I wrote a qu ite exten


sive article on 3. e5 ! ? for New in Chess Year

Introduction

3) A chapter o n blockade

I wa nted to write a book that would be in


teresting and i nstructive not just to ordi nary
players but also to ca ndidate masters, mas
ters and even grandmasters. The practica l
strength of a player a n d h i s understanding
of the opening are often at different levels. It
often ha ppens that even experienced players
go astray in unfamiliar positions. That is why
even for them it is useful to reflect once again
u pon the "why" , the genera l bases u nderly
ing the concrete va riations that they have
memorised .

4) Test positions
After assimilating this materia l you ca n move
onto a more professional study ("one step at
a time").
Volume 2 (Advanced Course) consists of :
1 ) Theoretica l ly i m porta nt ga mes for inde
pendent ana lysis
2) Encyclopaedia
3) Conclusions: the likely future development
of the 3. e5 system

For advanced players who have studied the


first two chapters of Volu me 1 , I have pro
vided i n Volume 2 some reference materia l
in tabu lar "Encyclopaedia" format, plus the
oretica l ly i m porta nt ga mes w ith light notes
only - to encourage i ndependent a na lysis. I
have also drawn attention to what at present
appear to be the most critica l positions.

4) Games for further study


5) The latest theoretica l developments
Natura l ly I hope that this two-volu me work
w i l l become not only a ma nua l for club, I n
ternet a n d weekend tournament players, but
will also prove a useful reference for masters
and even grandmasters.

Chess is not just a sport - it is a lso an ele


ment of cu lture, which is why I usua lly begin
my opening studies with a historical review. I
consider it essentia l to pay tribute to all those
who have contributed to the development of
this variation , and to trace its development.

* * *

That I have been able to bring this immensely


time -consuming but equa lly interesting work
to a successful conclusion is very much due
to the efforts of International Master Vladimir
Ba rsky, whom I should like to thank sincerely
here for h is col laboration in the development
and completion of this book project.

Volume 1 ( Basic Course) consists of:


1 ) Historica l overview
2) Expla nation of the plans for both sides
through games annotated in deta i l

Symbols

Symbol Meaning

Symbol Meaning

Y!I
&!

King
Queen
Rook

Bishop
Knight
Pawn

Check
captures
short castling

#
N
0-0-0

Mate
new move
long castling

unclear position
White has a slight advantage
White has a clear adva ntage
Wh ite has a decisive advantage
Black resigns
equa l position
with attack
with counterplay

00

compensation for the material


Black has a slight advantage
Black has a clear advantage
Black has a decisive advantage
White resigns
Draw
with initiative
only move

0-0
00

;t

+-

1-0
=
--+
--+
+-

!?

=F
+
-+

0-1
%-%

t
0

7?

dubious move
bad move
very bad move

I nternet Chess Club


Professiona l Chess Association

ACP

Association of Chess Professionals

White to move

...

Black to move

!!

interesting move
good move
bri l l iant move

ICC
PCA
'If

?!
?

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Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for


independent analysis
1 6. .lxgS 0-0 17. J.f3 aS 1S. J.xdS
WxdS 19. f4 J.c6 20. Wd2 b3 21 . Wc2

In computer databases there are over 25,000


games beginning with the moves 1. e4 e6 2.
d4 d5 3. e5 (C02 i n the classification of the
Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings). To save
the reader from drowning in this sea of infor
mation , I have selected about fifty games for
their instructiona l or theoretical va lue. I hope
that my comments (sometimes short, some
times qu ite extensive) on these ga mes w i l l
provide a sound basis for you r own i nvesti
gations of this opening, since it is difficu lt to
achieve good competitive results in modern
chess w ithout carrying out your own inde
pendent a na lytical work.

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8

7
6

The first part of this cha pter consists of


ga mes by great figures in chess history, by
world cha m pions and by the great chess
thinker David lonovich Bronstein . Then I
present games organised into thematic sec
tions and arranged chronologically w ithin
each section. I want to stress once aga i n
that each such classification is a lways rela
tive in character.

21 . . . xd4 22. cxd4 Wxd4+ 23. mh1 .le4


24. Wc3 WcS 2S. d2 Ad3 26. IIc1 IIcS
27. b3 cxb3 2S. WxcS IIxcS 29. IIxcS
h6 30. IIc3 b2 31 . II b3 b1 W + 32. IIxb1
.lxb1 33. Ae7 mh7 34. g4 J.e4+ 35. mg1
.if3 36. h3 hS
h
8

Counterplay for Black on the queenside

Game 1
N . N . - G re c o
Eu ro pe 1 62 0

5
4

1 . e4 e6 2 . d 4 d S 3 . eS c S 4 . c3
c6 S. f3 Ad7 6. .le3 c4 7. b3 bS
S. a4 a6 9. axbS a x bS 10. lixaS WxaS
1 1 . bxc4 d x c4 1 2 . .le2 ge7 1 3. 0-0
dS 14. .ld2 Ae7 1 S. gS .lxgS

3
2

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Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

37. g51

37. f2 h xg4 38. h x g4 (38. g3 g x h3


39. xf3 g6 40. Ab4 fS 41 . Ad2 h2
42 . g2 e4 43. x h2 d3 44. Ae1 c4
4S. g3 b4 46. Ad2 b3 47. Ac1 c3 -+)
38 . . . Axg4 39. e3 g6 40. Af8 f6 41 . exf6
g xf6 42 . e4 AfS+ 43. d4 Ac2 44. c3
Ad1 4S . d2 Ag4 46. e3 fS 47. Ad6 eS
48. fxeS fxeS =F.

h
8

7
6

3
2

37 mg6 3B. mf2 J.d5 39. me3 h4


40. f2 f5 41 . e3

..

--------

41 . 96 xg6 42 . Ax h4 b4 43. Ae7 b3 44. Aa3


fS 4S. e3 Ag2 -+.

17. g xf51

41 .1g2 42 .lfB g6 43 . .lb4 .lxh3


44 . .i.e1 mg4 45 . .i.d2 .i.g2 46. mf2 h3
47. .lc1 Ad5 4B. g1 g3 49. .te3 h2+
50. f1 h1 'W+
..

1 7. gS ttlf7 18. Ad3 =.

17. . . b4?1

17. . . ttlxfS + .

White resigned .

1B. fxe61

Play on both wings

18. f6 ! Axf6 19. exf6 xf6 20. a x b4 a x b4


21. ttle2 +-.

Game 2
C o c h ra n e - St a u n t o n
M atch , Lo n d o n 1 841

1B

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f41! 'Wb6 6. f3 h6 7. .td3 .i.e7

..

.lxe6 = 19. g51!

1 9 . axb4 axb4 20. a6 .


1 9 . . . .1xg5 20. fxg5 f5 + 21 . J.xf5 J.xf5
22. e21

7. . . cxd4 8. cxd4 Ad7 9 . Ac2 ttlb4 1 0. ttlc3


ttlxc2+ 1 1 . 'Wxc2 ttlfS 1 2 . 'tNd3 hS =F .
B . J.c2 0-0 9. 0-0 f5 10. h1 .i.d7 1 1 . h3
ac8 1 2. a3 a5 1 3. g1 1

22. axb4.
22 . . . .i.e4+ 23. h2 'Wc2

13. d xcS AxcS 14. b4 .


1 3 . . . cxd4 14. cxd4 'Wc7

23 . . . f2+ 24. g3 'tNf7 -+.

14 . . . Ae8 =F .

24. 'We1

1 5. c3 a7 16. g4 1!

24. a x b4 f2+ 2S. g3 xe2 26. 'Wxc2


exc2 27. bxaS ttlc6 28. Ae3 e2 + .

1 6 . Ad3 ! .
16 . . . b5

24 . . . b5 -+ 25 . .le3 'Wd3 26. g3 c2

(see next diagram)

1 6 . . . ttlbS 1 7. Ad2 ttlxc3 18. bxc3 g6 =F .

White resigned .

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1 . 1 Games by World Champions

Game 4 Steinitz - Tinsley

14. Axd4 tbxd4 15. 'Wxd4 c1 + 16. Ad1 )


14. exf6 gxf6 15. f5 tbf7 16. c3 g8 17. fxe6
Axe6 00 or 1 2 . . . h5 ! 1 3 . 0-0 a6 =i= .

Development advantage for Black

Game 3
M c C o n n e l l - M o r p hy
N ew O r l e a n s 1 8 50

Morphy provides a clear demonstration of


how to play against 5. f4.
1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. 14?! 'Wb6 +

5 . . . cxd4 6. cxd4 'Wb6 7. tbf3 tbh6 8 . tbc3


tbf5 9. tba4 'Wa5+ 10 . Ad2 Ab4 =i= .
6 . 13 Ad7 7. a3 h6 S. b4 cxd4 9 . cxd4
cS

9 . . . tbf5 ! + 1 0. Ab2 c8.


10 .lb2

11

1 0 . tbc3 ! tbxd4 1 1 . 'Wxd4 'Wxd4 1 2 . tbxd4


xc3 13. Ab2 c8 14. Ae2 =i=.
10

..

Axb4+ ! + 1 2. axb4?

1 2 . bd2 .

15 + 1 1 . 'Wd3?

12

11. 'Wd2 Ae7 1 2 . Ae2 f6 !? 13. g4 !? ( 1 3 . 0-0


fxe5 14. fxe5 O-O ) 13 . . . tbh6 ( 1 3 . . . tbfxd4 ?!

xb4-+ 13. 'Wd2 c2 14. 'Wd1 e3

White resigned .

1.1 Games by World Champions


After studying the games with 3. e5 featuring
World Champions, I can safely say that from
the viewpoint of opening theory they con
tributed noth ing of i mportance. But world
cham pions are world champions, and it is
obviously i nteresting to see how they han
dled this opening. In Volume 1 we have al
ready seen some games by world champi
ons ; now we are going to look at a few further
interesting examples.
In the following game the first World Cham
pion did not handle the openi ng very well .
Wh ite won only thanks to a n unsound piece
sacrifice by his opponent.

For and against the blockade

Game 4
Ste i n itz - T i n s l ey
Lo n d o n 1 899
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. 13 16 6. ex16?!

Why develop the opponent's pieces for him ?


6. Ad3 or 6. Ab5 would be better.
6 x16 7. .ld3 J.d6 S. 0-0 0-0 9. e1
.ld7

9 . . .'Wb6 .
10. bd2?!

1 0. a3.
10 . . . cxd4 1 1 . cxd4 h6

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Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

S. e3 B eS 9. B b1 .lb4 (9 . . . tDh6 =F)


1 0. Vd3 a 6 (10 . . . tD h 6) 1 1 . a 3 .le7
1 2. b4 h6 1 3 .le3 1S 1 4 .l12 a7
( 1 4 . . . h5 ! ) 1 S. g4

1 1 . . .'Wc7 =F.
1 2. b3 g4 1 3 .le3

1 3 . h3?! tDxf2 1 4 . <i!? xf2 'Wh4+ 1 5 . <i!? e2


( 1 5 . <i!? g1 gxf3 -+) 15 . . .'Wg3- .

...

1 3 . . .V16
a

f
8
7

L-_______....:_
::....
---J

1S

'l1

bS?

1 5 . . . tDh6 16. h3 Ab5 .

14 .A.e2

16. a4 +- Ve7 1 7. gx1S xa3 1S. Vxa3


Ve2 1 9. J.d3 Vxa4 20. Vxa4 J.xa4
21 . d2 0-0 22. 16 g x16 23. Ah4
hS 24. Ax16+ Ax16 2S. ex16 B gS
26. B hg1 h6 27. eS Bxg1 2S. x17+
gS 29. xh6+

1 4 . h3 tDxe3 1 5 . gxe3 e5 1 6 . d x e5 tDxe5


1 7. Ab5 Ac6 1 8 . tDbd4 tDxf3+ 1 9 . tDxf3
( 1 9. gxf3 'We5 20. g3 gxf3 2 1 . tDxf3 'Wx b2
22. Axc6 bxc6 =F) 1 9 . . .'Wx b2 20. gb1 'Wf6 =F
(20 . . .'Wxa2 !? 00 ) .
14 . . . b4 1 S. J.b1 B ae8 16. a3 J.xh2+ ?

Black resigned .

1 6 . . . tDc6 1 7. 'Wd3 e5 !? .

The future world champion played the open


ing very uncertainly, probably owing to his
youth.

1 7. xh2 xe3 1S. 1xe3 V12+ 1 9. h1


e2+

1 9 . . . Aa4 20. 'Wd2 ! .


20. Be2 +- xe3 21 . Vd3

Blockading knight

Black resigned .

Game 6
E uw e - A b d u l S a t a r
I n d o n e s i a ( s i m u l ) 1 930

Play on both wings

Game 5
C a p a b l a n e a - P a re d e s
H avan a ( c a s u a l g a m e ) 1 9 0 1

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 dS 3. eS c5 4. e3 e6
S. 13 .ld7 6. d x eS AxeS 7. .ld3 Ve7
S. Ve2 ge7 9. b4 .lb6 1 0. 0-0 g6
1 1 . Be1 as 1 2. bS ee7 1 3. a4 .leS
14. J.d2 BdS 1 S. a3 AeS 1 6. e2 1S
17. ed4 Vb6

1 . e4 e 6 2 . d 4 d S 3 . e S e S 4 . e 3 e6
S. 14?! exd4 6. exd4 Vb6 7. 13 .ld7

7. . . tDh6 ! 8. tDc3 tDf5 9. tDa4 'Wa5+ 1 0 . <i!? f2


b5 1 1 . tDc3 b4 1 2 . tDa4 Aa6 =F .

(see next diagram)

14

1 . 1 Games by World Champions

Game 8 Nimzowitsch - Alekhine

7 Ad7 S .txd7+ 'Wxd7 9. exf6 xf6


1 0. e5 ( 1 0. 0-0;) 10 'WcS ( 1 0 . . .
'WbS ! ) 1 1 . a4 a5?!

7
6

11 . . . cxd4 1 2 . 0-0 Ad6 1 3 . cxd4;.


1 2.
'Wb3
( 1 2 . 0-0 )
12
(12 . . . ttlbd7;) 1 3. 'Wb5+ fd7 ?!

4
3

13 . . . ttlbd7 14. ttlxd7 ttlxd7 .

14. 0-0 Ad6 1 5. g6?!

.-J
L...-______----.::..._

g a6?!

1 5 . ttlxd7 !? ttlxd7 1 6. Axd6 11xd6 17. 'WxaS


0-0 18. ttld211 b6 .

'if

15

1S. Axf5 exf5 1 9. Ag5 Ae7 20. Axe7


xe7 21 . e6 f6 22. h4 0-0 23. hxf5
xf5 24. xf5 gfeS 25. 'Wg4 g6 26. d4
l1d6 27. 'Wf3 'WdS 2S. l1e3 J.xe6 29. l1 ae1
J.f7 30. gxeS+ AxeS 31 . 'We3 .tf7
32. 'We7 'Wb6 33. h4 gdS 34. ge6 Axe6
35. xe6

Axf4 1 6. xf4 c4 17. l1e1 ?

1 7. ttla3 ttlxa3 18. 11xa3 0-0 1 9 . g3 =.


...

Black resigned .
Euwe carried out very wel l t h e idea o f h i s
predecessors - 6. d xcS a n d 9 . b 4 followed
by occupation of the d4 square. He used
the same strategy in another simultaneous
game : S . . . h6 6. Ad3 a6 7. dxcS AxcS 8. 0-0
VIlc7 9. VIle2 Ad7 1 0. ttlbd2 ttlge7 1 1 . b4 Aa7
1 2 . ttlb3 bS 1 3 . Ad2 g6 1 4 . ttlbd4 gS 1 5 . h3
Ab8 1 6 . 11fe1 11f8 17. a4 (Euwe - Ahmed,
Indonesia (simul) 1 930), although he did not
succeed i n converting his advantage and
even went on to lose.

17 0-0 + 1S. xe6 l1 b6 19. xfS l1xb5


20. xd7 l1xb2 - + 21 . xc5 'Wf5 22. l1f1
b6 23. a6 'Wc2 24. c7 e3 25. a3
'We4 26. f3 l1 x g2+ 27. mh1 'Wh4

For and against the blockade

White resigned. Alekhine played badly in this


game and lost as a result of his mistake on
move 1 7. On the whole he handled this vari
ation better with the black pieces.

Game 7

Play on both wings

In the fol lowing game Alekhine fai led to use


this idea.

Alekh i n e - A. M a rsha l l
E n g l an d ( s i m u l ) 1 923

Game 8

N irn zow i tsch - A l e k h i n e


S t . Peters b u rg ( Prel i m i n ari es ) 1 91 4

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. f3 d7?!
5. c3 f6 6 .1f4 b6 7. J.b5+ ?!

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3 . e5 c5 4. d x c5 c6
5. f3 J.xc5 6. J.d3 ge7 7. 0-0 g6

7. dxcS AxcS 8. b4 Af8 9. ttld4 is a strong


continuation for White.

15

Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

8. Ele1 .id7 9. c3 J.b6 10. a3 a6


1 1 . c2 J.c7 12 .1xg6 hxg6 ( 1 2 . . .fxg6 I?)
13 .1f4 Y!ie7 14. cd4 Elc8 15. Y!id3 J.b6
1 6. xc6 Elxc6 17. .le3 Y!id8 18 .ixb6
Y!ixb6 19. d4 ;t Elc4 20. b3 Elc8 21 . Ele3
Elh5 22. Elae1 Y!ia5 23. Y!id2 Y!ia3 24. h3
Y!ie7 25. g4 Elh8 26. f4 d8

Without the participation of his b-pawn - to


attack the c6 -knight - White cannot estab
lish control of the dark squares d 4 , eS and
gS.

5
4
3
2

4
3
2

L...-_______....;_
;;....
----I

1 4 Y!ig8 1 5. J.d2 Y!ih7 1 6 .i.b4 g5 ! +


17. Y!ixh7 llxh7 18. exf6 gxf6 19. hxg5 e5
20. gxf6 xf6 21 . J.d6 11e8 22. h4 11g8
23. h2 J.f5 24. Ele2 d3 25. Eld2 d x c2
26. f4 .te3 27. .ixe5+ xe5 28. fxe5 e7
29. Elf1 c1 Y!i

tr

27. Y!i h2

27. c4 d x c4 28. flc1 e8 (28 . . . gS 29. fS .... )


29. flxc4 flxc4 30. bxc4 Y!icS .
2 7 c7 28. f5 g xf5 29. g xf5 Y!ih4
30. Y!ig3 Y!ih6 31 . Elf1 b8 32. Y!if4
exf5 33. Y!ix h6 Elxh6 34. xf5 Elg6+
35. h2 J.xf5 36. Elxf5 d4 37. cxd4
Elc2+ = 38. h1 Elc1 +

White resigned .
Pawn sacrifice, Black's struggle against the
central blockade

Draw.

Game 10
S m ys l ov - L i s itsyn
M oscow C h a m p i o n s h i p 1 942

Botvinnik only ever encountered this system


as Black and his opponents (apart from Lev
enfish) failed to put up serious resistance.

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Y!ig4
Counterplay by Black on the kingside

Smyslov sacrifices a pawn it la Nimzowitsch ,


but does not even equalise.

Game 9
B o n d a re v s k y - B o tv i n n i k
Abso l ute U S S R C h am p i o n s h i p ,
Len i n g rad/M oscow 1 9 41

4 c6 5. f3 cxd4 6. J.d3 Y!ic7 7. 0-0


f6 8. J.x h7 xe5 9. xe5 fxe5 10 .1g6+
d8 1 1 . h3 f6 1 2. Y!id1 .1d6

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. f3 c6
5. .id3 cxd4 6. 0-0 J.c5 7. a3 ge7
8. bd2 g6 9. b3 J.b6 10. Ele1 J.d7
1 1 . g3 f6 12 .lxg6+ h x g6 1 3. Y!id3 f7
14. h4

(see next diagram)

Having given up both his centre pawns and


relinquished control of the centre, White has
clearly lost the opening battle.

16

1 . 1 Games by World Champions

Game 11 Tal - Sokolsky

'Wxd4 17. &lxd4 &lxc2 18. &ld1 Ag7 +) 1 0 . . . ttlfS


1 1 . AxfS exfS 1 2 . ttlc3 Ae6 1 3 . 0-0 Ae7 .

8
7

9 . . . fS 10. dxeS .1xeS 1 1 . bd2?

1 1 . AxfS exfS 1 2 . ttlbd2 0-0 1 3 . b3 ttlxeS


14. xcS xf3+ 1 S . 'Wxf3 'WxcS 1 6 . Ae3
'WbS 17. Ad4 .

5
4

L...-_______

--=-_----' 'lr

13. e3 d x e3 1 4. xe3 J.d7 1 5. a4 a6


16 .1gS .le8 17. .1xe8 mxe8 1S. Ue1 Wd7
1 9. f4 exf4 20. J.xf4 J.xf4 21 . Uxf4 Uc8
22. Wd3 mdS 23. as Ue8 24. Uff1 Ue6
2S. b4 Ue4 26. a2 Uxe1 27. xe1 Wd6
2S. W b3 e4 29. W b2 UfS 30. UxfS+
WxfS 31 . d3 Wf6 32. eS Wf4 33. Wd4
We1 + 34. mh2 W f4+ 35. mg1 We1 +
36. mh2 We7 37. mg1 meS 3S. f3 We3
39. Wxe3+ xe3 40. mf2 a2 41 . d4
md7 42. bS a x b5 43. xb5 eS 44. h4
me6 4S. a7+ md7 46. g4 d4 47. bS
e3 4S. a3 me6 49. hS mdS 50. me1
d3 51 . gS e4 S2. h6 e3 53. b1 xb1
54. hxg7 d2+ 55. me2 md4 56. gsW
e3+ S7. mf3 d1 W +

11

1 2. Uxf2 e3 1 3. We2 xe2 1 4. e4


d x e4 1 S. Wxe2 0-0-0 1 6. We4 W bS
17. '&'gS UdfS 1S. a4 WdS 1 9. We3 bS
20. Ud2 We6 21 . Ud6 We7 22. d4 h6
23. bS .1xbS 24. axbS d7 2S. b6 WeS
26. WxeS+ xeS 27. lixaS a6 28 . .1h4
gS 29 . .lg3 lidS 30. lia4 lixd6 31 . exd6
md7 32. lixe4 lieS 33. lixc8 mxc8 34. b4
md7 35. mf2 b8 36. b5 f6 37. e4 eS
3S. eS me6 39. mf3 fS 40 . .1f2 mdS 41 . g3
e4+ 42. me2 f4 43. g xf4 g xf4 44 . .lg1
d7 4S. h3

Advantage i n development for Black

G am e 1 1
Ta l - S o ko l s ky
Vi l n i u s 1 9 S5
1 . e4 e6 2. d4 dS 3. eS eS 4. e3 W b6
S. f3 e6 6. a3 as 7. J.d3 J.d7 S. J.e2?!

..

h6 9. 0-0

9. b3 !? cxd4 1 0 . cxd4 ( 1 0 . Axh6 g x h6


1 1 . cxd4 &lg8 1 2 . 0-0 &l c8 1 3 . 'Wd2 &lg4
14. &ld1 ttlxd4 1S. ttlxd4 &l x d4 1 6. 'Wxd4

.1xf2+ ! +

A rare occurrence - Tal has failed to spot a


tactical shot by his opponent !

White resigned.

8. 0-0 1 cxd4 9. cxd4 ttlxd4 1 0 . ttlxd4 'Wxd4


1 1 . 'We2 55 ( 1 1 . ttlC3 55 ) .

Draw.
Petrosian played the French with Black and
inevitably came up against 3. eS . He won
three games, lost one (as a junior) and drew
seven . I n his later years he preferred the
closed game resulting from 'Wb6 and c4.

17

Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

Pawn sacrifice by Black for the initiative


8

Game 12
K h o l m ov - Petro s i a n
1 7 th USSR Cham pionsh i p, M oscow 1 9 49

1. e4 e6 2. d4 dS 3. eS cS 4. c3 c6
S. f3 'Wb6 6 . .ie2 c)(d4 7. c)(d4 ge7
S. b3 fS 9. .ib2 .ib4+ 10. mf1 hS
1 1 . c3 A)(c3 1 2. A)(c3 Ad7 1 3. 'Wd2
as 14. g3 h4 is. g4 fe7 1 6. h3 f6
17. mg2 JUS is. Ad3 fxeS 1 9. )(eS
)(eS 20. d)(eS
a

3
2

L...-_______-=-_----'

17. c4! .te7 is. cxd5

..
8

'J

18. c5 c6 1 9 . f3 g5 20. Ae3 ;t.


1S . . . e)(d5

1 8 . . . xd5 1 9 . e4 ( 1 9 .c4 c6 20. Ae3


hd8 2 1 . fc1 ) 1 9 . . . Ac2 20. c3 Ax b1
21. xd5 exd5 22. 'irx b1 b8 23. Af4 .

19. Ad1 ?!
2

1 9. Ad3 !? h5 20. f3 (20. f4 fih6 2 1 . f5


fic6 ;t) 20 . . . c4 2 1 . 'We2 Ad7 22. Ag5 .
19 . . . Ad7 !

1 9 . . . Axd1 20. fixd1 c4 2 1 . xc4 d x c4


22. Ad2 .

20 . . . d4 21 . .i)(d4 .ic6+ 22. mg1 'Wc7


23. h2 0-0-0 24 . .tc4 g6 2S. 'We3

20. Ac2 mbS 21 . Ad3 c8;t 22. b3


c4 23. 'Wa2 .ia4

Draw.
Space advantage

23 . . . fihe8 .
24 . .ifS

Game 13
Ta l - Petro s i a n
U S S R C h a m p i o n s h i p (Sem i -fi n a l ), Tbi l i s i
1 956

24. Af4 !? ;t.


24 . . . .id7 2S. J.d3 .1a4 26 . .1f5 .1d7

Draw. A game worthy of those two great


players !

1 . e 4 e 6 2. d 4 dS 3. e S c S 4 . c 3 c6
S. f3 'Wb6 6. a3 c4 7. .1e2 Ad7 S. bd2
aS 9. 0-0 e7 10. b1 h6 1 1 . 'Wc2 'Wc7
( 1 1 . . J;tc8 ) 1 2. b3 !?

Play on both wings, counterplay by Black

Game 14
I . Za itsev - Petro s i a n
37 th USSR C h a m p i o n s h i p, M oscow 1 969

1 2 . g3 0-0-0 13. e1 ; 1 2 . e1 .
12 . . . c)(b3 13. )(b3 Aa4 14. fd2 ec6

14 . . . ac8 !? 15. 'Wd3 x b3 16. xb3 f5 =F .

1. e4 e6 2. d4 dS 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 'Wb6 6. a3 c4 7. bd2 .1d7 S .1e2

i s. 'Wb2 O-O-O ?! ( 1 5 . . . c8) 1 6. )(aS


)(a5

18

1 . 1 Games by World Champions. Game 15 Spassky - Korchnoi

a5 9. 0-0 e7 10. g5 h6 1 1 . h3
0-0-0 1 2. f4 g6 1 3. Ei b1 mbS 14. g4
.lb5 15. Eie1 c8 16 . .lf1 .le7 17. h3 'Wc6
1S. g2 Aa4 19. 'We2 '!' c2

6. d xc5.
6 ge7 7. a3 cxd4 S. cxd4 f5
9. c2 b4

An opening tabia.
10. e3

One of the possible continuations. White re


tains a slight advantage.
10. O-O !? xc2 1 1 . 'Wxe2 te8 1 2 . 'Wd3 t .
1 0 . . . xe3 1 1 . fxe3 .le7 1 2. a 3 c6
13. b4

Somewhat premature; it would be better to


play 1 3 . 0-0 0-0 14. Ad2 f6 1 5 . exf6 Axf6
16. Ae3 tc8 1 7. Ad3 t.
20. xc4 .lxb1 21 . xa5 'Wc7 22. b4
g5 23. h5 'Wxc3 24. Ad2 'Wd3 25. 'Wd1
.lc2 26. 'Wc1 .la4 27. .le3 b6 2S . .lf1
'Wg6 29. f4 Ei cS 30. 'Wd2 Ei c2 31 . Ad3
Eixd2 32. .lxg6 fxg6 33 . .lxd2 gxh5

1 3 . . . a6

A stronger line is 13 . . . 0-0 14. 0-0 f5 = .


14. Ei b1 a7 1 5. a4 c6

15 . . .f5 16. exf6 Axf6 17. 0-0 0-0 18. b5 axb5


1 9. axb5 e8 20. Ad2 t.

White resigned .

1 6. Ad2 a5

When the play takes place on both wings,


it is quite rare for Black to win; this game is
one of the exceptions.
Spassky played this variation three times
against Korchnoi, but lost two games and
won only one. The two final encounters in
their match in St. Petersburg ( 1 999) deserve
attention, but the most i nteresting game
played by Boris Vasi lievich was with Black in
Moscow 1 999 against Vlastimil Hort, where
in a theoretically known position he unex
pectedly sacrificed the exchange.

16 . . . 0-0 17. 0-0 f5 18. exf6 Axf6 19. b5 axb5


20. axb5 e7 21 . Ab4 tf7 .
17. b5

1 7. bxa5 xa5 1 8 . 0-0 Ae6 1 9 . 'Wc2 t


( 1 9. Ab4 e4 20. Axe7 Y!ixe7 21. Axe4 dxe4
22. ta1 O-O :j:).
17 b4 1S. 0-0 0-0 19. 'We1
..

1 9 . te1 a2 20. ta1 b4 2 1 . 'W b3 te8


22. tae1 t .
19

1 . d4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 Ad7 6. '!'e2 !1

mhS1!

19 . . . te8 20. 'Wg3 te2 21 . Ad1 te4 22 . Ab3


te8 23. e4 t .

Play on both wings

Game 15
Sp a s s ky - Ko rch n o i
Can d i d ates F i n al, B e l g rade 1 977

20. Vg3 f6 21 . Ei bc1 1!

H ere it would better to play 21 . exf6 g xf6


(21 . . . Axf6 22. e5 ) 22 . tbe1 tg8 23. Y!if4
Ae8 24. e4 t .
(see next diagram)

19

Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

Attack on the king

...

Game 16
Sp a s s ky - Ko rch n o i
St . Peters b u rg 1 9 99
1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 Vb6 6. a3 a5 7 .ld3 .ld7 S .lc2

Spassky repeats Paulsen's moves from one


hundred and twenty years ago !
S

..

Th is move weakens the dark squares and


loses time. 8 . . . h6 was better.

21 . . . f5 ! 22. h4 J;lcS 23. h5

9. 0-0 h6 10. b3 .le7 1 1 . J;la2

23. xc8 Axc8 24. c1 Ad7 2S. gS .

1 1 . d xcS ?! AxcS 1 2 . Axh6 x h6 1 3 . bd2


Ae7 14. 'We2 gS !? t;

23 . . . J;lxc1 24. J;lxc1 a2 25. J;la1 b4


26. 'Wh3

26. c1 a2 27. a1 b4 28. c1

1 1 . Af4 cxd4 1 2 . cxd4 fS 1 3 . AxfS exfS


14. c3 Ae6 1S. h4 ;t.

=.

11

26 .leS 27. mf2 (27. h6 I?) 27 Vb6


2S. g4

13

J;lxh6 14. 'Wd2 J;lhS

14 . . . h4 =F.

2 S g5 29. h x g6 .lxg6 30. g5 = f4?!


31 . exf4 c2 32. J;ld1 .le4?!

1 5. h4 mfS 1 6. Vf4 mgS 1 7. bd2 g 6


1S. J;l d 1 mg7 1 9 . f1 a7 20. g5 .lea
21 . J;ld3 b5 +

32 . . . Aa3 33. f1 Ae4 34. 'W h6 ;t .

33 . .le3

33. Ac1 ! .
.

cxd4 1 2. cxd4 J;lc8 1 3 . .lxh6?!

13. et

28. Ax b4 axb4 29. as 'Wc7 =F .

33

h5?!

7
6

xe3 34. mxe3 'Wc7

34 . . . c8 3S. Ad3 &tc3 36. e2 ;


34 . . . AfS 3S. 'Wh1 Ae4 36. g1 c8 37. g6 .
35. g6 ! .lxg6 36. Vxe6 J.a3 3 7. Vxd5

.lc1 + 3S. mf2 .lxf4 39. Vc4

39. 'WcS 'WxcS 40. dxcS AxeS 41 . &td7 h6


42 . x b7 Ad4+ 43. g2 AxcS 44. &tc7 Ae3
4S. eS ;t .
39

'--_______--=-_----'

'If

22 .td1 J;lc3

U ntypical of Korchnoi - he declines an of


fered pawn. But 22 . . . xa3 !? came into con
sideration , e. g. 23. &tf3 AxgS 24. h xgS bS
2S. d2 c1 =F .

Vg7 40. J;lg1 Vh6 ! 41 . Vc3

White resigned, in view of 41 . . . Ad2 42 . 'Wa3


'W h4+ 43. g2 'Wf4 + .

20

1 . 1 Games by World Champions. Game 18 Hort - Spassky

23. liad2 'Wc7 ?!

h
8

23 . . . !;lxd3 24. !;lxd3 xa3:;:.


24. a4 ! lixd3 25. lixd3 c3 26. g3
xd1 27. lixd1 'Wb6

27. . .'Wc3 2S. !;lc1 xg5 29. h xg5 'Wx b3


30. 'ti'f6+ gS 31 . f5 ! +- g xf5 (31 . . . exf5
32 . e6 'Wc4 33. !;lxc4 d x c4 34. d5 +-)
32 . g6 'Wxa4 33. g xf7+ Axf7 34. !;lcS+ AeS
35. 'Wxe6+ g7 36. !;lc7+ +-.

2S. lid3 'Wc7

L...-_______-=-_--.J

2S . . . !;lfS ? 29. xh5+ ! g x h5 30. !;lg3 hS


31 . e4 h7 32 . f6+ Axf6 33. exf6 !;lgS
34. !;lxgS xgS 35. 'Wg5+ fS 36. 'Wg7#.
29. lif3 .idS 30. e2 'We7 31 . 'Wc1

'tf

21 . xe6?!

With 2 1 . b5 'Wc5 22. fd4 Wh ite would


gain enough compensation for the pawn.
21 fxe6 22. 'Wd4 liacS 23. e5 d7
24. xd7 'Wxd7 + 25. b3 'Wc6 26. lic2
lif6 27. lie5 'Wc5 2S. 'Wd3 'Wb6 29. c4
'Wa6 30. 'Wd2

31 . g3 b6 32 . h2 t .

..

31 . . .'Wb4 32. f4 .ixg50 33. hxg5 .ic60


34. 'We3 lieS 35. h2 .tea 36. d3 'Wxb3

37. 'Wf4 'Wxa4 3S. 'Wf6+ +- gS

30. 'We2 !? .

3S . . . h7 39 . f4 ! 'Wb4 40. xh5 'WfS


41 . f4 'Wg7 42 . 'We7 Ac6 43. h5 +-.

30

'Wd6 31 . f4?!

Better was 31 . 'ti'e2 dxc4:;:.

39. f4 h7 40. xe6

31

'Wb6+ 32. lie3 dxc4 33. bxc4 lidS


34. 'Wf2 lid1 + 35. h2 'Wb1 =+= 36. lib2?!

Black resigned .
Pawn sacrifice to gain a blockading knight

36. g3 h4 ! -+.

Game 17
Sp a s s ky - Ko rch n o i
St . Peters b u rg 1 9 99

36 lih1 +- + 37. g3 lig6+ 3S. h4


'Wd1 39. 'We2 'WdS+ 40. xh5 lih6#
..

For and against the blockade

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3
c6 5. f3 'Wb6 6. a3 a5 7. .id3 .id7
S .tc2 h5?! 9. 0-0 h6 10. lia2 .te7
1 1 .le3 f5 1 2 . .lxf5 exf5 1 3. dxc5
.axc5 14 .axc5 'Wxc5 1 5. a4

Game 18
H o r t - Sp a s s ky
Pet ro s i a n M em o r i al, M oscow 1 9 99

1 . e4 c5 2. c3 e6 3. d4 d5 4. e5 c6
5. f3 'Wb6 6 .le2 h6 7. .txh6 g x h6
S. 'Wd2 .lg7 9. 0-0 .ld7 10. a3 0-0
1 1 . c2 cxd4 1 2. cxd4 f6 1 3. exf6 lixf6
14. b4

15. b3 !? Ae6 16. !;ld2 t .

15 . . . .le6 16. d4 ( 1 6. !;la3 t ) 16 xe5


17. d2?! ( 1 7. !;lei 55 ) 17 g4 1S. lie1
'Wd6 19. 2f3 0-0 20. h3 f6
.

(see next diagram)

(see next diagram)

21

Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

17. f6 g xf6 1S .lxg5 fxg5 19. IIf6 +-

Blockade of a wing !
19

g7 20. lIaf1 e7 21 . h4

Black resigned .
Play on the dark squares

G a m e 20
K h a l i fm a n - D o l m a tov
1 9 th E U - C u p, Rethy m n o n 2 0 03

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 'iN b6 6. a3 h6 7. b4 cxd4 S. cxd4
f5 9. J.b2 J.e7 10. Ad3 !?

1 4 lIxf3 !? 1 5. J.xf3 xd4 1 6. xd4


'iN xd4 17. 'iN xd4 J.xd4 1S. lIac1 .tb6
1 9. g3 g7 20. IIfe1 f6 21 . IIc3 IIgS
22. g2 .lc6 23. IIc2 a6 24. IIce2 J.d7
25. IIc2 .lc6 26. IIce2 .ld7 ;t

One of White's best plans : to abstain from


h2-h4 and instead prepare an exchange on
f5, followed by play on the dark squares .

Draw.
Kasparov played the Advance Variation with
White twice in simuls against weak oppo
nents and won both games.

Attack on the king

Game 19
Ka sp a rov - K l i m cz o k
Katow ice ( s i m u l ) 1 9 93

4
3
2

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 .ld7 6 . .le2 cxd4 7. cxd4 ge7
S. c3 f5 9. 0-0 .Q.e7 10. g4 h4
1 1 . xh4 .lxh4 12 .le3 O-O? 1 3. f4 h6
1 4. 'iNd2 lieS 1 5. h1 J.e7 1 6. f5 J.g5

10

J.d7 1 1 . 0-0 lieS 1 2. bd2 g5

A tactically interesting moment - it is not


good for Black to take the d4 pawn, since he
would then lose the g7 pawn : 1 2 . . . tDfxd4 ?!
13. tDxd4 tDxd4 14. 'iNg4 tDf5 15. Axf5 exf5
1 6 . 'iNxg7 fS
A) 17. ac1 'iNg6 1S. e6 fxe6 19. xcS+ AxcS
20. c1 Ad7 2 1 . 'iNe5

4
3

'--_______....;_
;....
----I

r-'

\t

A1 ) 21 . . . f4 22. tDf3 (22 . 'WbS+ AdS )


2 2 . . . gS 23. 'WbS+ AdS 24 . g 3 fxg3
25. h xg3 'Wd3 26. Af6 xg3+ 27. 'ilY xg3 Axf6
2S. c7 ;

22

1 . 2 Master games

Game 21 Bronstein - Karner

1S . . . .te6

A2) 21 . . . Af6 22. 'Wb8+ rtJe7 23. Axf6+ 'Wxf6


24. 'Wxb7 'W b2 ;
B) 1 7. e6 ! fxe6 1 8 . !lac1 ! !lxc1 1 9 . !lxc1 a5
20. Ad4 'Wa6 21. ttlf3 axb4 22. ttle5 ! .
13. b3 ;t h5
13 . . . g4 14. ttlfd2 h5 (14 . . . g3 15. hxg3 ttlfxd4
16. ttlxd4 ttlxd4 1 7. 'Wg4 ttlf5 1 8 . Axf5
exf5 1 9 . 'Wg7 !lf8 20. e6 ! ) 1 5 . Axf5 exf5
16. ttlc5 .
1 4 . fi c 1 g4 1 5. e1 a 5 1 6 . .lxf5 exf5
17. d3 axb4 1S. bc5

18 . . . bxa3 1 9 . Axa3 ttlxd4 20. ttlf4 ! .


1 9. a x b4 'Wb5 20. f4 fi h6 21 . Ac3 ! ;t
.tg5 22 . .td2 .txf4 23 . .txf4 fig6 24 . .te3
figS 25. fie1 e7 26. Wd2 h4 27. .1g5 h3
2S . .lxe7 xe7 29. 'tY h6 fic6 30. 'Wf6+
e8 31 . fi a1

Black resigned .
w e can see, t h e World Champions had
mixed results with this system; you only have
recall Stein itz and Alekhine. More deserving
of attention are the games in which Euwe
used the plan of giving up the wh ite pawn
centre; he played very logically and method
ically to gain an advantage. The games be
tween Spassky and Korchnoi and the Hort
Spassky game are interesting. The games
in which the World Champions played Black
deserve greater attention, especially those
by Botvinnik and Petrosian .

As

1.2 Master games


David lonovich Bronstein did not often play
this system but, i n contrast to the games
of the World Champions, h is games were
brimming with new ideas. Bronstei n's play
was very creative, packed full of original ity,
whereas World Champions are concerned
mainly with their competitive results. We can
say that they are the champions, but Bron
stein was a creator.

Theory is extremely important in any field of


knowledge, but chess players have never set
themselves the goal of discovering the best
moves in the initial position of the game.
Advantage in development,
attack on the king

G a m e 21
B ro n ste i n - Ka r n e r
Tal l i n n 1 9 81

Generally the creators of new opening sys


tems, the "chess researchers" are consid
ered i nferior to the champions, since the
chess public is more interested in outstand
ing results than i n theory. Theoreticians are
never regarded as bei ng on the same level
as champions, even though it is precisely
the former who educate the chess world .

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Ad7 !? 4. f3 !?
a6 5 . .tg5 'Wc8? 6. c4 h6 7. .le3 dxc4
S. Axc4 e7 9. c3 .lc6 10. 0-0 Wd7
1 1 . fic1 a5 1 2. d5 exd5 13 . .td3 a6
14. a3 g6 15. e6 'tY xe6 16 . .1d4 f6
(see next diagram)

23

Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

For and against the blockade

Game 23
B ro n ste i n - R o o s
H ast i n g s 1 9 93/94

6
5

1 .e4 e6 2. d4 dS 3. eS cS 4. c3 c6
S. f3 'tY b6 6. a3 c4 7. bd2 f6 8. b3
fxeS 9. xeS xeS 10. dxeS

4
3

..
L...-_______-=--_----J tr

17. .i.xg6+ ! d8 18. e1 'tYd6 1 9. Af7


Ag7 20. e6 'tYd7 21 . .i.xf6 .i.xf6
22. xf6,
and Black resigned .
Space advantage, blockade

Game 22
B ro n ste i n - B o rg e s M at e o s
R u b i n ste i n M em o r i al,
Po l a n ica Zd r6j 1 9 88

10 . . . .lcS?!

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 dS 3. eS cS 4. c3 c6
S. f3 'tY b6 6 . .i.e2 cxd4 7. cxd4 ge7
8. a3 fS 9. c2 Ab4+ 10. f1 Ae7
1 1 . h4 f6?!

1 0 . . . ttlh6 !? 1 1 . bxc4 AcS 1 2 . 'W hS+ ttlf?


1 3 . !Xb1 ( 1 3. 'We2 0-0 1 4 . !Xb1 WaS 00 )
1 3 . . . Axf2+ 1 4 . d1 'We3 1 S . cxdS 0-0
( 1 S . . . exdS 1 6 . ttlf3 'Wxc3 17. Ad2 Wc6
1 8 . AbS g6 1 9 . !Xf1 g x hS 20. !Xxf2 )
16. 'We2 .
1 1 . 'tY hS+ g6 1 2. 'tY h4 'tYc7 1 3. f3 e7
14. b4 fS 1 S. 'tY h3 Ae7 16 . .le2 0-0
17. g4 g7 18. 'tYg3

18. O-O .
18 a S 1 9. b S a 4 20. h 4 .i.d7 21 . d4
.i.cs 22. hS Axd4 23. cxd4 gxhS 24. b1
h8 2S. AgS Ae8 26. .i.f6 .i.g6 27. b6
'tYd7 28. c1 h x g4 29. Axg4 g8
30. 'tY h3 ae8 31 . d2 'tY bS 32. 'tYc3
'tYxb6 33. h3 'tY b3 34. 'tYa1 'tY b6
35. 'tYc3 a8 36. g1 as 37. .i.d1
bS 38. xh7 x h7 39. xg6 xg6
40. 'tYg3+ fS 41 . 'flg4#
.

L...-_______-=--_----' tr

1 2. g4! fxd4 13. cxd4 fxeS 14. xc6


bxc6 1S. xeS 0-0 16. f4 .i.d6?
1 6 . . . Af6 .
17. c4! +- 'flc7 18. xd6 'flxd6 19. g2

Black resigned .

* * *

24

1 . 2 Master games. Game 26 1 . Zaitsev - Lempert

36. );i16+ g7 37. );id6 17 3S. g4 bS


39. 1S g x1S 40. g x1S b4 41 . c x b4 c x b4
42. );id7+ eS 43. e6

Advantage in development

G a m e 24
I . Z a i tsey - D o d a
R i g a 1 968

Black resigned .
Pawn sacrifice for the initiative, play on both

1 . e4 cS 2. 13 e6 3. c3 dS 4. eS Jod7
S. d4 W b6 6. JA.e2 JobS 7. c4 !? Joxc4
S. J.xc4 dxc4 9. dS exdS 10. WxdS e7
1 1 . We4

wings

G a m e 25

I . Za i tsey - S ay o n
D u b n a 1 976

1 1 . Wxc4.
11 . . . d7

1. e4 e6 2. d4 dS 3. eS cS 4. c3 c6
S. 13 'Wb6 6. a3 c4 7. bd2 aS S. g3
.td7 9. JA. h3 e7 10. 0-0 h6 1 1 . h4
0-0-0

11 . . .Wc6 ! 1 2 . Wxc4 ttld7 1 3 . ttlc3 t .


1 2. 0-0 Wc6 1 3. Wxc4 b6 1 4 . We2
edS?!

14 . . . ttlg6 15. ttlc3 t .

11 . . . g5 !? 1 2 . ttlg2 h5

1S. a 4 Ae7 16. a s d7 17. );id1


a

A) 13. ttle3 g4 14. Ag2 0-0-0 15. f4 (15. f3


Ah6) ;

B) 13. g4 hxg4 14. Axg4 0-0-0 15. Wf3 Ae8


16. ttle3 .

7
6

1 2. g2 mbS 13. );ib1 Wc7 14. e3 cS


1 S. 14 g6
8
7
6
5

17

1S 1S. a6 b6

18 . . . ttle6.

19. J.gS

19. ttlc3 ttlxc3 20. bxc3 .


19

--------

g6?

16. 1S !?

1 9 . . . Axg5 20. ttlxg5 ttlf4 2 1 . Wf3 Wxf3


22 . ttlxf3 t .

1 6 . ttlg4 Ae7 17. Ag2 ttlb6 1 8. We2 Aa4


1 9 . ttlf3 ttld7 .

20. c3 xc3 21 . bxc3 0-0 22. lLxe7


xe7 23. );id6 WcS 24. );iad1 1S
2S. );i6d2 Wc6 26. Wd3 g6 27. gS );i1eS
2S. 14 g7 29. Wd7 Wxd7 30. );ixd7 +
);ie7 31 . );ixe7 xe7 32. );id7 h6 33. e6+
1xe6 34. );ixe7+ 1S 35. );ixe6 17

1 6 g x1S 1 7. g 4 1><g4 18. xg4 .lea


19. 16 ;t lLc6 20. );i12 e7 21 . 11 b3
22 .te3 gS 23. hS .tea 24. 1g3 e7
2S. 16 .la4 26. WhS c8 27. );ib11 aS
28. We2 .le7 29. 1hS .lea 30. g7

25

Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

.lg5 31 . 3h5 W b6 32 . .txg5 h x g5


33. lii g 2 c6 34. lii x g5 8e7 35 .lg4
f5 36. .lxf5 exf5 37. f6 xd4
3S. exd4 Wxd4+ 39. Wf2 Wxf2+ 40. lii xf2
.te6 41 . xf5

--.....,...-.....--:----;---, .

7
6

Black resigned .

5
_.-=

4
3

Pawn sacrifice for the initiative

Game 26
I . Za itsev - L e m p e r t
M oscow 1 9 94
16

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. e3 c6
5. f3 Wb6 6. a3 a5 !? 7. .id3 .id7 S. 0-0
cxd4 9. exd4 xd4 10. xd4 Wxd4
1 1 . c3

1 6 . . . Ad6 ?! 1 7. Axc6+ bxc6 18. 'Wxc6+ e7


1 9 . Ag5+ f6 20. Ah4 &le8 2 1 . J;!ad1 'Wc7
22. 'Wd5 Ax h2+ 23. h1 f8 24. 'WhS AeS
2S. 'Wx h7 f7 26. 'Wh5+ g8 27. J;!d3 !
(Reefat - Rahman, Calcutta 1 994).
17. 'We4 !
17. 'Wxd6 ? Axd6 + .
17 J.e7
1 7. . .'WcS 18. 'Wa4.
1S . .lf4 'We5 1 9. Wxc5 .lxe5 20. lii ac1
.td4 ! 21 . lii x e6 ! bxe6 22 .txc6+ e7
23 . .txaS lii x aS = 24 . .le5 .lxe5
Draw.
Th is game leaves the i mpression that, even
with the i nclusion of the moves a2-a3 and
a7-aS , Black can take the d4 pawn. (See
also Shirov - Anand, Teheran 2000, Volume
1 , game 22 on page 44).

1 1 . 'We2 'Wb6 1 2 . !Dc3 Ac5 ! 1 3 . Ad2 a4 !


14. !DbS !De7 1S. J;!ac1 AxbS 16. Ax bS+ !Dc6
1 7. Axc6+ bxc6 1 8 . 'Wg4 Af8 ! 1 9 . J;!c2 cS +
( Halasz - Soreghy, corr. 1 970).
11

e7

1 1 . . . J;!c8 1 2 . 'We2 !De7 1 3 . h1 'Wh4 !? 14. f4


!DfS ! 1 S . Axf5 exf5 1 6 . !DxdS AcS 1 7. Ae3
O-O ! (Velimirovi6 - lvkov, Titograd 1 965) ;

1 1 . . .'Wb6 1 2 . 'Wg4 f5 1 3 . exf6 ? ! ( 1 3 . 'Wg3 )


1 3 . . . !Dxf6 1 4 . 'Wg3 Ae7 ! 1 S . 'Wxg7 &lg8
16. 'Wh6 'Wd4 17. J;!d1 'Wg4 18. Af1 J;!g6
1 9 . 'Wf4 'Wh5 20. Ae2 'Wh3 2 1 . 'Wf3 eS ! +
(Steinberg - Shilov, 3S th USSR Champion
ship, Kharkov 1 967) ;
11 . . . !Dh6 1 2 . !DbS 'WxeS 13. J;!e1 'Wb8 14. 'Wf3
Ad6 1 S . !Dxd6+ 'Wxd6 1 6 . Af4 'We7 1 7. 'Wg3
f6. Draw ( I . Zaitsev - Geller, Moscow 1 982).

Pawn sacrifice for the initiative

G a m e 27
Sves h n i kov - Vy s o eh i n
Yu g o s l av Leag ue 1 998

1 2. b5

12.
13.
16.
19.

h1 !? with the idea f2-f4 ; 1 2 . J;!e1 !? !Dg6


!DbS 'Wb6 1 4 . Ae3 'Wd8 1 5 . Ad4 Ae7
!Dd6+ Axd6 1 7. exd6 0-0 1 8 . J;!c1 J;!c8
J;!xc8 'Wxc8 20. 'Wd2 .
1 2 Wxe5 1 3. lii e1 W bS 1 4. W f3 .lxb5!
1 5 .lxb5+ e6 16. Wxd5

(see next diagram)

Wd6 !

1 . e 4 e 6 2 . d 4 d 5 3 . e 5 c 5 4 . e 3 W b6
5. f3 .id7 6. a3 .lb5 7. c4?! dxc4 !?
S. c3

8. d5 !? exdS 9. 'WxdS !De7 1 0. 'We4 oo .


S . . . c6 9 . d5 O-O-O !
This game show that Black has a good pos
ition in this line. Hence it is possibly better

26

1 . 2 Master games Game 28 Circenis - Katishonok

for White to play 7. b4 ;t. Despite winning this


game, after this I started playing 7. b4.

d
8

7
8

3
2

L..-_______...._--I
.;;....

L..-_______...._--I
.;;....

25. 1rg4! e3?!


2S . . . hfS 26. 'Wxe4 tDf4 27. 'Wxc6 tDx h3+
2S. g x h3 bxc6 29. xc4 ;
2S . . . heS 26. fe1 e3 27. 'Wxc4 exf2+
2S. xf2 'Wf6+ 29. g1 xe1 + 30. xe1
tDf4 31 . Ad7 ! (31 . Ag4 ? tDd3 +).
26. 1rxc4 1rxc4 27. Ii xc4 e2 2S. Iie1
Ii he8
2S . . . tDf4 29. Ag4 ! hS 30. xf4 h x g4
31 . e4 d3 32. e3 +-.
29. f3 b5 30. Iid4 c3 31 . .ld7 !
31 . xd8+ xd8 32 . AfS hS 33. g4 .
3 1 mbS 32. Ii d 3 a 6 33. Iixc3 Iixd7
34. mf2 Iid2 35. g4 +- mb7 36. g5 mb6
37. h4 a5 3S. bxa5+ mxa5 39. Iic7 ma4
40. Iixh7 mxa3 41 . g6 b4 42. Iia7+ mb2
43. g7 b3 44. h5 mc3 45. Iic7+ mb4
46. h6 b2 47. Iib7+
Black resigned .

'IJ

10. d6

10. 'Wc2 exdS 1 1 . 'WfS+ bS 1 2 . 'Wxf7


tDge7 +.
10 f6 1 1 . xb5 1rxb5 1 2. 1rc2
xe5 1 3. xe5 fxe5 1 4 .Q.xc4 1rc6D
15. Axe6+ mbS 16. 0-0
.

16. AxgS? 'Wxg2 + .


16

..

f6 ! 1 7. .le3

..

17. AgS xd6 1S. AfS .


1 7. . . J.xd6 1S. b4

18. ac1 00 .
1S . . . e4 19. J.h3 J.e5 20. Iiac1

Pawn sacrifice for the initiative

20. ab1 Ad4 21 . bxcS Axe3 22. fxe3


dS ! (22 . . . d3 23. b4 hdS 24. fb1 d2
2S. 'Wb3 ) 23. fc1 hdS ;t.
20

..

'IJ

G am e 28

C i rc e n i s - K a t i s h o n o k
Latvia 2 0 0 1
1 . e4 e6 2 . d 4 d 5 3 . e5 c5 4 . c3 1rb6
5. f3 c6 6. a3 c4 7. bd2 a5 S. b4 !?
(Keres) S cxb3 9 .lb2 .i.d7 10. c4 .la4
1 1 . Iic1 e7 1 2. c5 1rdS 1 3. J.d3 g6
1 4. g3 Ae7 1 5. 1re2 a6 1 6. h4 h6 17. h5
fS 18. h4 1rd7 1 9. f4 h7 20. 1rg4
0-0-0 21 .lc3 1rc7 22. 1re2 mbS

.ld4 !?

20 . . . c x b4 ! 2 1 . 'Wxc6 bxc6 22. ax b4 tDdS


23. xc6 tDxe3 24. fxe3 = .

21 . 1re2 J.xe3 22. 1rxe3 c4 23. 1rg3+


maS 24. 1rxg7 d5?!
(see next diagram)

24 . . . hg8 2S. 'Wf7 ;t.

(see next diagram)

27

Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

..
8

5
4

;;....
----'
L...-_______....;_

'lf

1 5 . . ...xb2?!

23 .lxa6 J.xh4 24. g x h4 f6 25 .lb5


.lxb5D 26. "xb5 c6 27. xb3 fxe5
2S. dxe5 d4 29. J.a5 xa5 30. xa5
gd5 31 . g h2 d3 32. g b2 d2+ 33. gxd2
gxd2 34. mxd2 gdS+ 35. me3 gd5
36. b3 +- g5 37. "e8+ gdS 3S. "g6
"c6 39. fxg5 "d5 40. "c2

1S . . . AxeS ! 1 6. "xh6 f7 17. ae1 "x b2


18. "gS+ Ag7 1 9. WhS h6 t ; 1S . . . f7 t.
16. f4 gacS 17. gab1 "c3 1S. "e3 b6

1 8 . . . bS 1 9 . f3.
19. d4 "c5

1 9 . . . c4 ? 20. tDe2 .

Black resigned . That is how chess is played


in Latvia !

20 .la6 "c3 21 . .ld3 "c5 22. g4 !?-+


(22 . JibS t) 22 . . ...e7 23. gf3 mhS?!

23 . . . hS !? 24. gS h6 2S. g3 .

Pawn sacrifice for the initiative, blockading


knight

24. mh1 ggS? (24 . . . c3) 25. ge1 gceS


26. gh3 .lfS 27. gg1 "b4

G a m e 29

Sve s h n i kov - F i l i p e n ko
C h e l i a b i n s k 1 975

8
7

By means of a pawn sacrifice I succeeded


in taking the i nitiative and starting an at
tack on the kingside. An important role was
played by the blockading knight on d4. Black
never had time to dislodge the knight from
its blockading square.

1. e4 c5 2. c3 e6 3. d4 d5 4. e5 c6
5. f3 "b6 6 . .le2 h6 7. .lx h6 g x h6

_______-=--_----' 'lf

L...-

7. . .Wxb2 8. Ac1 Wxa1 9. Wc2 cxd4 1 0. tDfd2


d xc3 1 1 . tDb3 tDb4 1 2 . tDxa1 tDxc2+
13. tDxc2 Ad7 14. tDxc3 c8 1S. ct>d2 oo .

Black has an extra pawn but when you look


at the position , it seems that White is the
one with more pawns ! This is not entirely an
optical i l l usion - White controls a lot more
squares.

S. "d2 J.d7 ( 8 . . . Jig7 9 . tDa3) 9. 0-0 Ag7


10. a3 0-0 1 1 . c2 cxd4 1 2. cxd4 f6
13. J.d3 fxe5 14. xe5 xe5 15. dxe5

2S. g5 !?

28

1 . 2 Master games

Game 32 I . Zaitsev - Laine

20. tile3 !? tilfS 21 . tild xfS AxfS 22. Ad4


Ad3 .: .

2S. fS exfS 29. g xfS xg1 + 30. xg1 AcS


31 . h4 Axd4 32 . xd4 'tt b 2 33. e6 gS+
34. f1 'tt x h2 3S. exd7 'tt h 1 + 36. e2 g2+
37. 'ttf2 xf2+ 3S. xf2 'tt h 2+ 39. f3 'tt h1 +
(39 . . .'ttd 6 40. AbS g7 41 . Ac6 ;t ) 40. e3
YNg1 + 41 . f3 YNh1 + =.
28

20 . . . .tf5 21 . xf5 xf5 22. h1 b5


23. cd1 h5 24. J.c3 e8 25. Vf3

Draw.

.tc5 29. xh6 g7 30. 'tt h3 +- ee7

Pawn sacrifice to establish a blockade

30 . . .YNxd4 31 . x h7+ gS 32 . xg7+ xg7


33. 'tt h7+ fS 34. 'tt h S+ f7 3S. g6+ e7
36. YNf6#.

G a m e 31
O l e s e n - W h i te l ey
N ewcast l e u p o n Tyn e 1 9 95

31 . J.xh7 ! xh7 32. g6

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 Vb6 6. a3 cxd4 7. cxd4 .!.d7
S. b4 cS 9. .tb2 h6 10. c3 a5
1 1 . a4 fi'c6 1 2. c1 c4 13. J.xc4 dxc4
14. c3 b5 1 5. 0-0 'Wb7

Black resigned .
Pawn sacrifice to establish a blockade

G a m e 30
O u r - O a mj a n ov i c
G raz 1 979

8
7

This variation is one of White's most serious


tries for advantage.
1. e4 c5 2. c3 e6 3. d4 d5 4. e5 c6
5. f3 'tt b 6 6. a3 J.d7 7. b4 cxd4
S. cxd4 c8 9 .lb2 h6 1 0. c3 a5
11. a4 'ttc6 12. c1 c4 13. J.xc4 dxc4
14. c3

The critical position. It is not easy for Black


to equalise.

L...-_______....:_
:....
---J

iJ'

16. d5 exd5 17. d4 J.e7 1S. 'Wf3 J.c6


19. xc6 'Wxc6 20. xd5 .tg5 21 . cd1
0-0 22. 'Wg3 'Wg6 23. c3

...

23. f4 AdS 24 . 'tt h 3 tilfS 2S.


(2S. Ad4 ).
23 . . . f5 24. Vh3

h1

Draw.
For and against the blockade

G a m e 32
I . Za itsev - L a i n e
H eart o f F i n l a n d Open , J yvas kyl a 1 9 94
1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 fi'b6 6. a3 .td7 7. b4 cxd4 S. cxd4
c8 9 .te3 h6 10 .td3 g4 1 1 . 0-0

14 . . . J.e7 1 5. 0-0 0-0 1 6. d5 exd5


17. d4 fi'g6 1S. xd5 J.g5 19. f4 ;1; J.dS
20. fi'e2

29

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xe3 1 2. fxe3 g6 1 3. 1re1 J..g7 14. c3


b8 1 5. h1 ( 1 5 . c1 ) 1 5 0-0
16. e4!

..

7
6

12

xd4?!

Black resigned.

Black resigned .

For and against the blockade

For and against the blockade

G am e 33

G a m e 34
McShane - Gdanski
4 th I EG G , I stan b u l 2 0 03

C h e r n i a ev - K o r n i u k h i n
V l ad i vosto k 1 995

This game is interesting in that it shows that


this variation does not bring White any ad
vantage.

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 1rb6 6 .le2 h6 7 .lxh6 g x h6
8. 1rd2 .lg7 9. 0-0 0-0 10. a3 cxd4
1 1 . cxd4 f6 1 2. exf6 xf6 1 3. c2 .ld7
14. b4

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 1rb6 6. a3 c4 7. bd2 f6 8. b3
fxe5 9. bxc4?!

According to Bronstein it is better to play


9. tDxe5.
e4 10. g5 f6 11. f3?!

1 1 . b1 'We? 1 2 . g3 hS 13. tDh3 g5t ;


1 1 . Ae2 1ra5 1 2 . Ab2 AdS 13. Ah5+ e? ! ;t.
11

1 3. cxd4 +- e3 1 4. c5 Ad7 1 5. Ad3


exd2+ 16 .lxd2 1ra4 17. 1rb2

..

1 2 . . . hS !? 1 3 . tDh3 AdS 14. fxe4 O-O !?


( 1 4 . . . tDxe4 15. c5 Ae? 1 S. tDxe4 d x e4
1 7. Ad2 ) 1 5 . e5 tDxe5 ! 1 S . d x e5 Axe5 5i3
1 7. Ab2 Ad? 1 8 . tDf3 Aa4 1 9 . Y!ld3 AdS
20. Ae2 e5 .

1 6 f6 17. exd5 fxe5 18. dxe5 + - exd5


19. xd5 1re6 20. 1re4 h8 21 . b5! c5
22. f4 1rg4 23. h4! .lf5 24. xf5
(24. 1rb4 +-) 24 g xf5 25. 1rxb7 xe5
26. ac1 1rh4 27. g3 1rd8 28. c7

1ra5?! ( 1 1 . . . e3 + ) 1 2. 1rc2 !?

(see next diagram)

1 2 . tDb3 1rxc3+ 13. Ad2 1rb2 14. Ac1 Wc3+


15. Ad2 =.

30

1 . 2 Master games Game 34 McShane - Gdanski

14

24

a6

14 . . . xf3 !?, Hort - Spassky, M oscow 1 999


(see game 18 on page 21 ) ;
14 . . . af8 !? 1 5 . b5 /1)e7 1 6 . /1)e5 Ae8 1 7. a4
ttlg6 ( 1 7. . . /1)f5 1 8 . a5 Y!ic7 oo ; G. Kislov
Vysochi n , Voronezh 2001 ) 1 8 . /1)g4 6f7
(18 . . . f4 !? 19. g3 hS 20. gxf4 hxg4 21 . Axg4
ttlxf4 &i ) .
A) 1 9 . /1)xh6+ A x h 6 2 0 . Y!ix h6 /1)f4 2 1 . Ag4
(21 . AhS f6 22. Y!igS+ Ag6 &i ) 21 . . . f6 &i ;
B) 1 9 . g3 h5 20. /1)h6+ Axh6 2 1 . Y!ix h6
ttlf4 !! t, Kun - SzOk, Budapest 2000.
15. a4 DffS 16. Da3 .tea 17. De1

17. e3 /1)e7 1 8 . as Y!id6 1 9 . Ad3 /1)fS


(19 . . . /1)c6 20. fe1 Y!if4 2 1 . g3 Y!if7 22. Af1
Ad? 23. Ag2 ;, Savic - Antic, Banja Koviljaca
2002) 20. Axf5 xfS 2 1 . fe1 f6 22. /1)e5
Aa4 23. g3 af8 24. ttld3 h8 2S. ttle3 hSt
(Antonio - Lputian, Shenzhen 1 992).
1 7 e7?!

B ) 26. /1)cS Axc2 27. Y!ixc2 .1xd4 28. h4


Axe5 29. b x eS ; xcS 30. Y!ib2+ g8
31 . Y!ie5 d4 32 . Y!ixd4 c1 + 33. h2 c6
34. e3 (34. xc6 bxc6 3S. Y!ic4+ g7
36. Y!ixc6 Y!ixf2 37. Y!ib?+ g8 38. Y!ib3+ Y!if7
39. Y!ixf7+ xf7 40. g3 f6 41 . g4 eS
42 . hS f4 43. xh6 g4 44. hS h4 =)
34 . . . f6 3 S. f4 (3S. Y!id?).
25. Dxe6 Y!if5 26. De3

26. ttlf4 ! c8 27. /1)e1 .


26 Dc8 27. de1 ! Dc4
..

27. . . xc2 ? 28. ttlxc2 Y!ixe2 29. Y!ixc2 .1xc2


30. e8+ +-.
2S. De2 'Wg5 29. 'Wd1 .lh5 30. f3 gS
31 . Dd2 .1f7

17. . . .1g6 18. Ad3 AhS .


1S. a5 Y!id6 19. e5

31 . . . Ag6 !? 32. Y!ie2 c3 &i .


32. 'We2 h5 33. Y!if2 .tg6 34. h4

19 . .1d3 !?

.tg6?!

24 . . . .1a4 !? 25. xe6 (2S. /1)cS Axc2


26. Y!ixc2 Axd4 27. ttlxe6 e8 28. Y!id2 Y!if6
29. ttlxd4 xe1 + 30. Y!ixe1 Y!ixd4 ) 2S . . . e8
A) 26. /1)e3 Ad7 27. b6 Axd4 28. /1)c5
(28 . . . x b7 ? Ac6) 28 . . . AxcS 29. bxc5
Y!ixcS = ;

19

White has stabilised the position and fortified


the d4 pawn ; now he takes the offensive.

g6

19 . . . c8 20. h3 /1)g6 21. Ad3 ; ;

34 . . .'Wf4 35. g3 Y!ic7 36. h2 Dc3


37. e3 'Wd6 38. 1 g2 .1h6 39. 'We2 Db3
40. Db2 Dd3

19 . . . /1)fS 20. Ad3 ; (20. h3 /1)xd4).


20. Dg3 hS

20 . . . ttlxeS 21. dxeS Y!ixeS ? 22. Ag4 .

40 . . .Y!ix b4 41 . x b3 Y!ix b3 42 . f4 ; .

2 1 .ld3 f4 22. Df3 xd3 23. DxfS+


Y!ixfS 24. xd3

41 . Dd2 Db3 42. D b2 Dd3 43. b 5 a x b5


44. f4

8
7
6
5
4

31

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Theoretically important games for independent analysis

34. fxe6 fxe6 35. .1c2 J.b3 36. J.b1 J.a2

44 . . . .le4?!
44 . . .'Wd7 4S. e1 !;ta3 46. f3 Ag7
(46 . . . !;txaS 47. eS 'We6 48. 'Wf3 Ae4
49. 'WxhS i; ) 47. eS AxeS 48. fxeS !;txaS
49. 'Wf3 b4 SO. !;tf2 'Wf7 S1 . 'Wg2 'Wd7
S2 . g4 !? Ae4 .
45. 'Wxh5 b4 46. f5 .txf5 47. 'Wxf5 c3

37. .lc2 .lb3 3S . .lxb3 c x b3 39. cxb4


ec6 40. e2 h6 41 . h3 b7 42. hf4
g5 43. d3 g x h4 44. mh2 gS 45. mh3
xb4 46. df4 md7 47. mxh4 mea
4S. f3 c2 49. h5 b4 50. f6 fS
51 . d1 c6 52. fd3 f7 53. mh5 a7
54. mxh6 aa4 55. g5 2xd4 56. xd4
xd4 57. xd4 xd4 58. xd4 xd4
59. g6 h4+ 60. mg5

Better was 47. . . !;txd4 48. e3 Af8 49 . hS .


4S. e2 c6 49. e5
49. !;te8+ Af8 SO. e3 +-.
49. . . .tg7 50. xd5 'WfS 51 . 'Wd7 cS
52. b5 c2 53. xb7 'Wf6 54. 'Wd5+
mhS 55. xb4
SS. !;tf7 +-.
55 . . . .1fS 56. bS 'Wg7 57. b7
Black resigned.

Black resigned .
Typical endgame

G a m e 36
H a b a - Fa ra g o
Wattens 1 996

Space advantage, typical endgame

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3
5. f3 c6 6. a3 c4 7. bd2
S. b1 .ld7 9 .1e2 e7 1 0. f1
1 1 . J.f4 J.a4 1 2. 'Wxb3 .lxb3 1 3.
g6 14 . .lg3 f5 1 5. exf6 g xf6 1 6.
.lh6 17. 0-0 .lxe3?!

G a m e 35

S ve s h n i kov - D o n ch e v
Lvov 1 9 83

1. e4 c5 2. c3 e6 3. d4 d5 4. e5 c6
5. f3 'Wb6 6. a3 c4 7. J.e2 J.d7 S. 0-0
ge7 9. bd2 a5 10. b1 ec6
1 1 . e1 J.e7 1 2. 'Wc2 cS 1 3. f1 'Wb3
1 4 . .td1 'Wxc2 15 . .txc2 b3 16 . .1f4
ca5 17. g3 .ta4 1S. e2 b5 1 9. h5
mfS 20. .tg5 c6 21 . .txe7+ xe7
22. f1 a5 23. J.b1 ac6 24. g4 c7
25. h4 g6 26. g3 a5 27. f4 dS 2S. f5
meS 29. f3 b4 30. axb4 axb4 31 . ef2
a7 32. g5 J.b3 33. h4 .la2

'Wb6
a5
'Wb3
e3
h4

17. . . f4 18. Axf4 Axf4 1 9 . g3 Ac7 20. f4 i;.


1S. fxe3 0-0 19. bc1 .la4 20 . .lg4 .ld7
21 . f2 c6 22. cf1 mg7

23. e4 !? dxe4 24. d5 ce7

______.:::_---J
L..-_
:...

24 . . . ceS 2S. xg6 xg6 (2S . . . h xg6


26. AxeS fxeS 27. dxe6 ) 26. dxe6 .

{}

32

1 . 2 Master games Game 38 Sveshnikov - Luther

16. I1fe1 e7 17. l1ac1 0-0 18. e4 f5

25. d x e6 .l.c6 26 . .l.d6 l1ae8 27. f5+


xf5 28 .lxf8+ xf8 29 .axf5 xe6
30 .1xe6 l1xe6 31 . I1d1 g6

1 8 . . .'Wxe4 1 9. 'Wxe4 Axe4 20. !;!xe4 b5 :f .

19. 11cd1

31 . . . e3 !? 32 . !;!e2 f5 55 .

1 9 . 'Wxc4 'Wxc4 20. !;!xc4 Axe4 21 . !;!xc8


!;!xc8 22. !;!xe4 !;!c2 23. Aa1 !;!a2 24. Ac3
!;!xa3 25. Ad2 !;!b3 + .

32. 6f4 f5 33. g3 J.a4 34. I1d5 e3 35. f1


J.c2 36. I1fd4 J.d3+ 37. e1 g5 38. h4+
h5?!

1 9 1rxe4 20. 1rxe4 xe4 21 . I1xe4 c3


22 . .lc1 h5 + 23. h3 6fd8 24. f1 6c4

38 . . . cbf6 39. !;!d6 .


39. g4+

24 . . . a5 !? :f .
25. e2 b5 26. g 4 hxg4 27. hxg4 h6

Black resigned .

27. . . c2 !? 28. !;!d2 h4 29. e1


30. d3 g5 :f .

Space advantage

28. e1 a 5 29. bxa5 6a8 30. c2 6xa5


31 . l1d3 b4

G a m e 37
K o rch n o i - I r u z u b i e t a Vi l l a l u e n g a
Oviedo ( Ra p i d p l ay) 1 9 92

Draw. 32. ax b4 !;!a2 33. !;!d1 !;!xc2+ 34. cbd3


!;!xc1 35. !;!xc1 !;!x b4 36. !;!xc3 cbh7 .

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 J.d7 6. a3 1rb6 7. b4 cxd4 8. cxd4
6c8 9 .1b2 h6 1 0. c3 a5 1 1 . a4
'Wc6 1 2. c5?!

Advantage in development going into the


endgame; play on the c-file

G a m e 38
Sve s h n i kov - L u t h e r
N ova G o r i c a 2 0 0 0

think that White has no opening advan


tage after this move. I n fact he must play
very carefully to hold the balance. I nstead ,
12. !::!c 1 is better.
I

12

Th is game i llustrates just how dangerous it


is for Black to part with his dark-squared
bishop.

c4 1 3 .axc4?!

13. Ac1 .
13

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 J.d7 6 .le2 h6 7. 0-0 cxd4
8. cxd4 f5 9. a3 xa3 10. bxa3 'Wb6
1 1 .le3 xe3 1 2. fxe3 'Wd8 13. 6b1

dxc4 14. 0-0 1rd5 1 5. 1re2

15. xd7 'Wxd7 :f .


15 . . . .lc6 +

a
8
7

!;!dc8

,....-

5
4
3

....;;....

L...-_______

----I 'lr

33

Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

13 . . . b6

Here the game was agreed drawn in view


of 36 . . . h6+ 37. g6 (37. h5 exf5 38. g6
&Ix h4 39. xf5 &Ia4 =) 37. . . &Ig4+ 38. h7
exf5 39. h5 or 36 . . . exf5 37. e6 = &Ie4.

Now the Black position deteriorates. Instead


1 3 . . . a5 ! leads to an i nteresting game :
1 4 . We1 0-0 1 5 . Ad3 &Ic8 1 6 . Wg3 ( 1 6. e4
Ac6 =) 1 6 . . . h6 1 7. e1 ( 1 7. h4 &Ic3 1 8 . e1
We7 1 9. &If6 Wxa3 + ) 17. . .Wg5 1 8 . Wh3 b6
( 1 8 . . .16 1 9 . Ab5 ; 18 . . . &Ic3 1 9 . &If3 We7
20. &Ig3 h8 21 . Wg4 f5 ! ) 1 9 . &If3 h8 oo .

Space advantage; typical endgame

G a m e 39

G r i s ch u k - R a d j a bov
F I D E G ran d Prix, D u bai 2 0 02

1 4. .lb5 11c8 15. 'Wa4 0-0 1 6. .lxc6 I1xc6


17. 'Wxa7 .lea 1S. I1fc1 I1xc1 + 1 9. I1xc1
f6 20. 'Wc7 .la4!

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 Ad7 6. .le2 I1cS 7. 0-0 a6
S. h1 !? cxd4 !? 9. cxd4 ge7 10. c3
g6 1 1 .ld3 .le7 1 2 .le3 0-0 1 3. ge1
a5 14. I1c1 c4 15. I1c2 xe3 16. fxe3
b5 17. a3 'Wb6 1S. h4 Axh4 1 9. xh4
xh4 20 .lx h7+ xh7 21 . 'Wh5+ gS
22. 'Wx h4 'WdS 23. 'WxdS I1fxdS 24. l1ec1
f6 25. e2 I1c4 26. b3 I1xc2 27. I1xc2
11c8 2S. I1xc8+ Axc8 29. b4 f7 30. h2
g6 31 . g4 f5 32. g3 g5 33. g xf5
xf5 34. f3 .ld7 35. c1 g5 36. g3
f5 37. b3 g5 (37. . . e4 38. c5+)
38. c5 .lc8

Making use of his lead in development, White


heads for the endgame. This is a typical
method . However, Black finds a good de
fensive resource.
a

7
6

'--_______-"-_---0

is

7
6

21 . h3?!

This gives away a large part of Wh ite's


advantage. It was m uch better to play
2 1 . f2 !? Wxc7 22 . &Ixc7 fxe5 23. d x e5
&If7 24. &Ic8+ &If8 25. &Ixf8+ xf8
26. g5 +-. Also good is 2 1 . Wa7 .
2 1 'Wxc7 22. I1xc7 I1f7 23. I1cS+ I1fS
24. l1c1

'--_______....;_
;;...
----'

is

39. e4! dxe4 40. xe4+ h5

24. &Ic3 .

40 . . . f5 41 . d6+.

24 . . . l1aS 25. I1c3 .ld1 26. f2?!

41 . c5 g5 42. e4+ h 5 43. f4


h4 44. g5 .ld7 45. d5! exd5 46. e6
.leS 47. f7 d4 4S. e4 g5 49. d6 g4

26. e1 Ae2 27. c2 .


2 6 .lxf3 2 7. g xf3 fxe5 2S. d xe5 b5
29. g3 f7 30. f4 l1a4 31 . g4 d4
32. exd4 I1xd4 33. h4 I1d2 34. I1c7+ fS
35. f5 gd4+ 36. g3

49 . . . Ac6+ ?! 50. xd4 g4 51 . c5 +- ;


49 . . . Ag6+ ! 50. ct>xd4 g4 = 51 . ct>e3 g3 52 . e7
h3 53. e4 g2 54. g5+ ct>g4 55. f3 ct>f5

34

1 . 2 Master games. Game 41 Enders - Uhlmann

S6. tOh4+ f6 S7. tOxg2 xe7 S8. d4 d6


S9. tOe3 Ah7 = .

Counterplay by Black against the eS pawn


with

50. xeS g3 51 . d6 g2 52. e7 g1 "

'7-'6

G a m e 41
Enders - Uhlmann
27 t h G O R C h am p i o n s h i p , E gges i n 1 978

53. eS" "e3+ 54. md5 "xeS 55. xe8

d3 56. d6 d2 57. f5+ mg4 58. e3+


mf3 59. d1

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 "b6 6. a3 c4 7. bd2 f6?! S. b3 !?

Black resigned .

Counterplay by Black against the eS pawn


with

'7-'6
7

G a m e 40
Keres - StA h l b e r g
6 th O l y m p i ad , Warsaw 1 935
1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. f3 "b6
5 . .i.d3 cxd4 6. 0-0 d7 7. bd2 e7
S. b3 c6 9. lIe1 g6 10. Af4 Ag7
1 1 . "d2 0-0 1 2. h4 "c7 ?!

12 . . . aS !? .
13. "e2 f6 14. exf6 "xf4 15. "xe6+ IIf7
16. fxg7 de5 17. "e8+ mxg7 1S. IIxe5
.ah3 19. "xaS xe5

19 . . . Axg2 20. fS ! +-.

S . . . fxe5

8 . . . cxb3 9. tOx b3
A) 9 . . . fxeS 1 0. tOxeS ( 1 0 . dxeS ;t) 1 0 . . . tOxeS
( 1 0 . . . tOf6 1 1 . c4 ;t ) 1 1 . d xeS Y!lc7 1 2 . AbS+
Ad7 13. Axd7+ xd7 14. 0-0-- ;

B) 9 . . .Y!lc7 1 0. c4 !? ;t fxeS 1 1 . cxdS exdS


1 2 . dxeS Ag4

B 1 ) 1 3 . Y!lxdS d8 14. Y!le4 Axf3

B 1 a) 1 S . g xf3 Y!lxeS 1 6. Ab2 Y!lxe4+


( 1 6 . . .Y!le7 17. Y!lxe7+ ttlg xe7 1 8 . tOcs ;t)
1 7. fxe4 tOf6 18. f3 ;t ( 1 8 . Ag2 ;t) ;

4
3
2

--------

20. "e8 ! +- c6 21 . "xf7+ mxf7


22. g5+ mf6 23. xh3 "xh4 24. lIe1
g5 25. d2 "h6 26. f3 g4 27. fg5
"h5 2S. xh7+ mg7 29. f4 "h6
30. g5 "d6 31 . h5+ mfS 32. lIe6 "b4
33. Ag6 e7 34. lIf6+ mgS 35 .lh7+
.

Black resigned .

B 1 b) 1 S . Y!lxf3 Y!lxeS+ 1 6. Y!le2 Ad6


17. Ab2 Y!lxe2+ 1 8 . Axe2 tOf6 ( 1 8 . . . AeS
1 9 . AxeS tOxeS 20. tOcs ;t) 1 9 . 0-0-0 0-0
20. he1 !? ;t ;
B2) 1 3 . Ab2 ! tOge7 14. c1 d8 1 S . h3
Axf3 ( 1 S . . . AhS 1 6. tObd4 ) 1 6 . Y!lxf3 d4
( 1 6 . . . ttlg6 17. e6 Ad6 1 8 . c2 !? ) 17. Y!le4
( 1 7. e6 Y!leS+ 1 8 . Ae2 Y!lxe6 1 9. tOcs Y!ldS
20. 0-0 d3 21 . fd1 d2 22. c2 )
B2a) 1 7. . .Y!lxeS 1 8 . Y!lxeS tOxeS 1 9 . tOxd4
t07c6 20. ttlxc6 (20. tOe6 tOd3+ 21 . Axd3
xd3 22. e2 b3 ) 20 . . . tOxc6 21 . Ac4 ;

35

Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

B2b) 17. . . g6 18. f4 Yi'b6 1 9 . Ac4 d3

A2 ) 1 2 . . . a6 13. cxd5 exd5 14. c4 ;

B2b1 ) 20. d1 Yi'f2 2 1 . d2 xf4 22. f1


Yi'e2+ 23. Yi'xe2 d x e2+ 24. Axe2 xg2 !
(24 . . . xe2 25. <t>xe2 ) 25. f3 g6 26. cc3
Ah6 27. cd3 f4 ;

B) 1 0 . . .Yi'a5 1 1 . b3 Yi'c7 ( 1 1 . . .Yi'a4 1 2 . e5


f6 ) 1 2 . g5 f6 1 3 . cxd5 exd5 1 4 . c4
Af5 =F.
10 f6 1 1 . g3 lLe7 12. llb1 Yi'c7 13. lLe2
0-0 14. 0-0 a5 ! :;: 1 5. c5 b6 16. b3
xb3 17. cxb6 a x b6 18. Yi'xb3 .la6
19. lle1 d7 20. g2 11fc8 21 .lg4 fS
22. Wxb6 Wd7 23. f4 lLd6 24. Wb2 Wf7
25. Wd2 llc6 26. c!>g2 llac8 27. .le2 Axf4
28. Yi'xf4 lLxe2 29. Wxf7+ c!>xf7 30. llxe2
llxc3 31 . lLf4 g6 32. lLd6 IlSc4 33. lla2
llxd4 34. a4 llc6 35. a5
.

B2b2) 20. b1 !? Ae7 (20 . . . a5 2 1 . xa5


Yi'xa5+ 22. <t>f2 !? ) 21. g3 .
9. bxc4

9. xe5 !? ( Bronstein) 9 . . . xe5 1 0. d x e5


h6 1 1 . bxc4 Ac5 1 2 . Yi'h5+ f7 1 3 . cxd5
Axf2+ 14. <t>d1 t .
9 . . . e4

I n this position White has no advantage, so


he should follow Bronstein's suggestion on
move 9.
a

3
2

3
2

L...-_______-=--_----'

35 . . . 11xd6 36. a6 lld2 37. llxd2 llxa6


38. llb4 e5 39. llc2 c!>f6 40. llc8 d3
41 . llb7 lla2 42. llfS+ c!>e5 43. c!>f1 lla1 +
44. c!>e2 e1 45. llxg7 f3 46. llxf3
lla2+ 47. c!>e1 exf3 48. llf7 lla3 49. llxh7
c!>e4 50. llf7 e5 51 . h4 11a1 + 52. c!>d2 11f1

'0'

10. h4?

1 0 . g5 Ae7 1 1 . b1
A)
14.
17.
18.

11 . . .Yi'c7 1 2 . cxd5 exd5 1 3 . c4 ! Af5


cxd5 e3 15. dxc6 Ax b1 16. e6 ! exd2+
Axd2 Yi'b6 ( 1 7. . .Yi'xc6 ? 1 8 . Ab5 +-)
Ac4 ! ;

White resigned .
Counterplay by Black against the e5 pawn

B) 1 1 . . .Yi'd8 1 2 . x b7 !? ( 1 2 . h4 f6
1 3 . Ae2 ) 1 2 . . . Axg5 ( 1 2 . . . e3 1 3 . xe7+
Yi'xe7 1 4 . df3 ) 1 3 . xg7 f8 D 1 4 . xg5
Yi'xg5 15. xe4 55 ;

with

f7-f6

G a m e 42
M o ro z e v i c h - B a reev
1 1 th Amber ( b l i n d fo l d ) , M o n aco 2 0 02

1 0 . b1
A) 10 . . .Yi'd8 1 1 . e5 xe5 1 2 . dxe5

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 Wb6 6. a3 h6 7. b4 cxd4 S. cxd4
f5 9. lLe3 f6

A1 ) 1 2 . . . e7 1 3. cxd5 exd5 1 4 . Ab5+ c6


( 1 4 . . . Ad7 15. Wb3 ) 15. b3 ;

36

1 . 2 Master games

Game 43 Zhuravliov - Sveshnikov

The right move ; now White has no advan


tage.

Counterplay by Black on the kingside

G a m e 43
Z h u ra v l i ov - Sve s h n i kov
M oscow 1 975

10. exf6 g xf6 1 1 . .ld3 xe3 1 2. fxe3


.lh6

12 . . . eS.

1. e4 cS 2. f3 e6 3. c3 dS 4. eS h6
S. d4 fS 6. .ld3 c6 7. 0-0 cxd4
S . .lxfS exfS 9. cxd4 .le7 10. c3 .le6
1 1 . e2 gS 1 2. 'Wb3 J;lbS 1 3 . .1d2 f4 !

13. 'We2 .ld7 14. c3 e7 1 S. 0-0 0-0

1S . . . eS 1 6. e4 ! exd4 1 7. xdS xdS


18. exdS+ Ae3+ 19. cbh1 !.
16. h1 J;lac8 17. d 1 .lg7
8

1 3 . . . 0-0 ? 14. xgS ! .


14. J;lac1 'Wd7 1S. h1 .lfS 16. e1 0-0
17. d3 f6! 1S. cS .lxcs 19. J;lxc5 fxeS
20. dxeS!

7
6

20. 'i!VxdS+ ? 'i!VxdS 21 . xdS Ae4 + .

2 0 . . . .le6 21 . J;le1 ! d 4 22. 'Wd3 J;l bdS


23. g1 J;lfS 24. 'WbS? g4?!

4
3

24 . . . df8.

2S. J;le4! J;ldfS

2S . . . d3 26. xf4 xf4 27. Axf4 d2 28. Axd2


'Wxd2 29. 'Wx b7 AdS 30. e6 ! .

-------

26. e2 f3

1S. f2 eS 1 9. d xeS fxeS 20. e4 d4


21 . J;lac1 g6 22. J;lxcS Axcs 23. g3
.lh6 24. d2 g7 2S. c4 'We6 26. bS
'We7 27. d1 .ld7 2S. J;lxfS 'WxfS 29. a4
'Wb4? 30. h4 'WcS 31 . f2 hS?!

26 . . . d3 27. xf4 xf4 28. xf4 xf4 29. Axf4


d2 30. Axd2 'Wxd2 31 . 'Wf1 00

27. J;lxg4+ hS 2S. f4 J;lSf7 29. J;l h4


fxg2+ 30. g1 J;lgS 31 . J;lh6

31 . . . cbg8 32 . hS e7 33. g4 Ag7 34. h6


Ah8 3S. 'ti'f3 g6 36. f6+ Axf6 37. 'ti'xf6
'i!Vf8 38. 'Wxf8+ cbxf8 .

32. g4 f7 33. 'Wf3t 'We7 34 . aS?!


.lcS

34 . . . Ad2 3S. c4 Ab4 =F .


35. c4 .lc1 36. h 2 h6 3 7. 'Wd1 .la3

3S. .lf1 .lb4 39. .lh3 'WcS 40. b2 'Wc3


41 . d3 .ld6 42. gf2 .lxh3 43. xh3
'Wc4 44. 'Wg4+ fS 45. 'Wd7 'Wxa4
46. 'Wxb7 'Wa1

46 . . .'WaS 47. g4 g7 48. cbfS hS 49. g4


'i!Vd8 SO. gxhS 'Wxh4 S1 . e6 'i!Vf6+ S2 . dS
'i!Vd8 .

31 . . . J;lxf4! + 32 . .lxf4 d3 33. J;lc1 d2?

33 . . . a6 ! .

47. g2 g7 4S. 'Wd7 'Wa2 49. h3 ;t

34 . J;ld1 d4 35. 'Wd3 .tfS 36. 'We3 'WdS


37. e6 ! J;lg7 !? 3S. J;lxd2?

Black exceeded the time limit.

37

Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

38. e7 ? I;!xe7 ! 39. 'fIxe7 tilf3+ 40. xg2


tilh4 +- + ;

Development advantage for Black;


counter-attack on the king

38. I;!f6 ! hS 39. e7 ! .

G a m e 45
S v i d l e r - S h i rov
Le6 n ( Ra p i d p l ay ) 2 0 04

38 We4! 39. Ud1 e2+ 40. Wxe2 Wxe2


41 . Ue1 .4.d3 42. Uc8+

White resigned .

This game is of interest mainly for its length :


even i n rapid play it is extremely rare for a
player of Svidler's class to lose i n just 1 3
moves.

Black counterplay on the c-file

G a m e 44
B e nj a m i n - G u l ko
U S C h a m p i o n s h i p , Key West 1 9 94

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 e5 4. e3 _b6
5. f3 .4.d7 6 .4.e2

6. a3.
6

A theoretically important game. So far no


way for White to gain an advantage has been
found.
1.
5.
8.
11

e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 e5 4. e3 e6
f3 .id7 6 .ie2 ge7 !1 7. a3 exd4
exd4 f5 9. e2 _b6 10. 0-0 uca
.id3 b4 12. xb4 .txb4 13. a3 .ie7

.tb5 7. dxe5 !1

A relatively uncommon move ; the main al


ternatives are 7. 0-0 Axe2 8. 'fIxe2 'fIa6 !?
or 7. c4 !? Axc4 8. Axc4 d x c4 9 . dS exdS
10. 'fIxdS tile7 1 1 . 'fIxc4 ( 1 1 . 'fIe4, I. Zai
tsev - Doda, Riga 1 968, game 24 on page 2S)
1 1 . . .'fIa6 1 2 . tila3 'fIxc4 1 3 . tilxc4 tildS
14. AgS tild7 1S. 0-0-0 til7b6 = (McShane
Th6rhallsson, 3S th Olympiad, Bled 2002).
7 .4.xe5 8. b41

7
6

8. 0-0 Axe2 9 . 'fIxe2 'fIa6 ! (9 . . . aS ?! 1 0 . c4


tile7 1 1 . tilc3 t, Movsesian - Volkov, Panormo
( B l itz) 2002) 1 0. 'fIxa6 ( 1 0 . 'fIc2 tild7 1 1 . a4
I;!c8 +! , Kupreichi k - V. Molnar, Rimavska
Sobota 1 990) 10 . . . tilxa6 1 1 . b4 Ab6 1 2 . a4 t.
The worth of the move 6. Ae2 depends very
much on the evaluation of this endgame.
8

L...-_______-=--_----I

.ixf2+ 9. mf1

'lr

..

14 .ixf5

What else can White do ? Now he plans to


exchange the dark-squared bishops. I n fact
there is another move - 14. h1 I?

6
5
4

1 4 exf5 1 5 .4.g5 .4.xg5 1 6. xg5 0-0


17. Wd2 Uc4 18. f3 Ufe8 19. Uae1 We7
20. Uxe4
.

6
I'---':::='
::;

5
4

3
2

Draw. 20 . . .'fIxc4 (20 . . . d xc4 ? 2 1 . I;!c1 )


21 . I;!e1 +! o r 21. 'figS +! .

38

1 . 2 Master games

Game 46 Portisch - Milic

White is a pawn down and unable to castle,


but the f2 bishop has problems getting back
into its own camp.
9 .i.d7
An earlier game had gone 9 . . . Ac6 !? 10. 'Wd3
a6 1 1 . a4 l!i)e7 1 2 . a2 l!i)f5 1 3 . g4 l!i)h4
14. as 'Wa7 15. l!i)x h4 Axh4 16. Ae3 b6
17. Ax b6 'Wb7 1 8 . Ad4 f6 +! ( Kristjims
son - Thorsson, Reykjavik 1 998). Obviously
9 . . . Axe2+ ? 1 0. 'Wxe2 is bad .
10. 'Wd2
White protects the e3 square and threatens
to win the bishop with 1 1 . Ad3. An earlier
try was 10. c4 ! , which seems more consis
tent, e. g. 10 . . . d x c4 ?! (grandmaster M. Go
lubev suggests 10 . . . l!i)a6 !? 1 1 . c5 l!i)xc5
12. bxc5 Axc5 with an unclear position)
11. l!i)a3 ! a6 ? 1 2 . l!i)xc4 'Wa7 13. l!i)d6+
<;!>f8 (13 . . . e7 14. Ag5+ f6 15. exf6 g xf6
16. l!i)e4 +-) 1 4 . l!i)c8 ! , and Black resigned
( Rogers - Sribar, Wijk aan Zee 1 977).
10 h6 11 .i.d3?
Th is leads to a lost position . The computer
suggests 1 1 . a4 !? as ( 1 1 . . . l!i)g4 ? 1 2 . a5 +-)
12. Ad3 l!i)g4 13. 'Wg5 h5 +! .
1 1 . . . g4 + 1 2. 'Wg5?!
The difference between this and the variation
above is that here the b5 square is not de
fended . However, Black is clearly better i n
any case, e. g . 1 2 . h3 Ae3 1 3 . 'Wc2 l!i)f2 !?
or 12. 'Wf4 Ae3 !? 13. 'Wxg4 Axc1 14. 'Wxg7
f8.
12 . . . .lb5! 1 3. c4

13

..

.i.g3!

White resigned , in view of 14. 'Wd2 d xc4.


Play on both wings

G a m e 46
Porti sch - M i l i e
th
1 2 O l y m p i ad , M oscow 1 9 56
1 . e 4 e 6 2 . d 4 d 5 3. e 5 c 5 4 . c 3 c6
5. f3 .i.d7 6. a3 'Wb6 7. b4 cxd4 S. cxd4
lieS 9 .i.b2 h6 10. c3 f5 1 1 . a4
WdS 12 . .i.d3 ( 1 2 . c1 ; 1 2 . l!i)c5) 12 . . . b6
1 3. 0-0 J.e7 1 4. c3 g6 15 .la6 lI b8
16. lic1 ( 1 6. Wd3 ) 16 . . . 0-0 17. .i.b5 We8
1S. Wa4 lieS 1 9. e2?! lIc7 !

1 9 . . . l!i)x e5 !? 20. xc8 l!i)xf3+ 21 . gxf3 Axb5


22. xe8 l!i)xa4 23. xf8+ xf8 24. c1
Ab5 a5 .
20. lIc3

20. l!i)g3 l!i)xe5 + ;

20. fe1 l!i)xe5 2 1 . xc7 l!i)xf3+ 22. gx f3


Axb5 23. Wxa7 Ad6 + .
a
8

7
6

2O xe5 + 21 . lIxc7 xf3+ 22. g xf3


.i.xb5 23. Wc2 .i.d6 24. lIxa7 WbS - +
25. lIa4 lieS 26. Wd1 .lxh2+ 2 7. h1
.i.d6 2S. lIg1 Wb7 29. c3 .i.xa4
30. xa4 lIc4 31 . c3 lIxd4 32. 'Wa4
lIh4+ 33. g2 WcS

33 . . . d4 34. We8+ g7 35. l!i)e4 xe4


36. fxe4 'Wxe4+ -+.

39

Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

34. Ilc1 'WdS 35. e2 Ilh2+ 36. g1

..
8

..
8

36 . . . llhS

7. . . Ab4+ 8. Ad2 eDe7 9. Ad3 (9. Ae2 Axa3


10. bxa3 Ab5 1 1 . Axb5+ 'Wx b5 1 2 . gb1 'Wd7
1 3 . 'Wb3 b6 1 4 . a4) 9 . . . Axd2+ 1 0 . 'Wxd2
eDbc6 1 1 . eDc2 'Wx b2 1 2 . 0-0 'Wb6 13. gab1
'Wc7 14. gfc1

36 . . . eDe3 ! -+.
37. 'Wa6 i.fS

37. . .'Wg5+ 38. eDg3 d4 -+.


3S. IlcS 'We7

38 . . .'Wg5+ 39. eDg3 eDxg3 40. gxf8+ t!>xf8


41 . 'Wc8+ =.

A) 1 4 . . . h6 1 5 . eDe3 ( 1 5. gb3) 1 5 . . . gc8


1 6. 'Wb2 b6 1 7. gc1 ;

39. 'Wx b6 d4?!

B) 14 . . . 0-0 1 5 . 'Wg5 f6 1 6 . exf6 gxf6


17. eDe3 h6 (17. . . . gxf3 18. gxf3 Ae8 19. 'Wg3
'Wxg3+ 2 0 . fxg3 b 6 21. eDc2 ) 18. 'Wh4

39 . . . eDd6 40. gc7 'Wh4 41 . eDg3 'Wh2+


42 . t!>f1 gh4 + .
40. J.xd4

B 1 ) 1 8 . . . gb8 1 9. eDe5 'Wd8 20. eD3g4 gf8


21 . eDxh6+ g x h6 22. 'Wxh6 gf7 23. 'Wh8+
(23. eDxf7 t!>xf7 24 . 'Wh7+ t!>f6 25. gc3 'Wg8
26. 'Wh6+ t!>f7 27. 'Wh5+ t!>f8 28. Ah7 ?!
'Wh8 ) 23 . . . t!>xh8 24. eDxf7+ t!>g7 25. eDxd8
gxd8 26. gx b7 t!>f6 27. f4 ;

40. 'Wd8 !? e5 41 . eDg3 .


40 . . .'WgS+

40 . . . eDxd4 41 . 'Wxd4 gd5 .


41 . g3 xg3 42. IlxfS+ =
43. 'Wd6+ eS 44. 'Wc6+

xfS

Draw.

B2) 1 8 . . . gaf8 1 9 . eDe5 Ac8.


S. J.e2 J.b4+ 9. f1 JLe7 10. h4 f6
1 1 . Ilh3 h6 1 2 . .1xh6 g x h6 1 3. 'Wd2
0-0-0 14. exf6 J.xf6 1 S. bS eS
16. dxeS .i.xh3 17. exf6 .1g4 1S. a4 J.xf3
19. J.xf3 a6 20. 'Wf4 axbS 21 . J.g4+ Ild7
22. axbS aS 23. 'Wb4 'Wc7 24. b6 'Wh2
2S. IlxaS 'Wh1 + 26. e2 1le8+ 27. 'We7

Play on both wings

G a m e 47
K u p re i ch i k - T i m o s h ch e n ko
Od essa 1 9 68
1 . e4 e6 2. d4 dS 3. eS cS 4. c3 'Wb6
S. f3 J.d7 6. a3 cxd4 7. cxd4
(see next diagram)

Black resigned.

40

1 . 2 Master games Game 48 Kupreichik - Lautier

29. I:Ixf21!

Play on both wings; play on the dark


squares

29. xf2 Yfxg3+ 30. c;!;>h1 Ae6 ! 31 . gxe6


(31 . fg4 gxf1 + 32 . gxf1 Yfh4+ 33. c;!;>g1
Yfg3+ 34. c;!;>h1 Yfh4+ 35. c;!;>g2 e3+
36. xe6 'Wxg4+ =) 31 . . .Yfh4+ D 32 . c;!;>g2
AxeS 33. dxe5 'Wg5+ 34. c;!;>h2 'Wf4+ 35. c;!;>g2
'Wf3+ 36. c;!;>g1 'Wg3+ 37. c;!;>h1 'Wf3+ 38. c;!;>h2
'Wf4+ =.

G a m e 48
K u p re i ch i k - L a u t i e r
G M A O p e n , B e l g rade 1 9 88
1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 'Wb6 6 .le2 h6 7. .lxh6 !1 gxh6
7. . .'Wx b2 8. Ae1 'Wxa1 9. 'We2 exd4 .
S . 'Wd2 .lg7 9 . 0-0 0-0

29 'Wxc1 + = 30. g2 I:Ixf2+ 31 . xf2


'WcS 32. fg4 .lh5 33. e3 .lh6
34. 3c4 e3 35. 'Wd61
.

e
8

35. 'Wb3 ! .
35 . . . e2 36. f2

36. Yfb4 Yfd8 -+.


36. . . .lfS 37. 'Wb6

37. Yfd7 Yfxd7 38. xd7 Ab4 -+.

--------

10. a3! cxd4 1 1 . cxd4 .ld7


11 . . .16 !? 1 2 . exf6 gxf6 1 3 . e2 .
1 2. c2 f 6 1 3. exf6 I:Ixf6 1 4. b4 l:IafS
1 5. b5 e7 1 6. e5 .le8 17. g3 h5
1S. a4 f5 19. a5 'Wc7 20. l:Iac1 d6
21 . e3 'We7 22. 'Wb2 h4 23 .ld3
Better is 23. b6 a6 (23 . . . ax b6 24. 'Wx b6 +-)
24. ge7 'Wd8 25. Ad3 .
23 . . . hxg3 24. hxg3 e4 25. Axe4 dxe4
26. b6 a x b6 27. 'Wxb6 'Wa3 2S. 3g4
I:Ixf2

37 .lg7 1
..

37. . . Ae7 ! -+ 38. d2 e1 Yf+ 39. c;!;>xe1


Yfe1 + -+.

7
6
5

1---,-,
-"

3S. g40 = .lxg4 39. xg4 'Wxc4


40. 'WdS+ f7 41 . 'Wd7+ g6 42. 'We8+
g5 43. 'We7+ g6 44. 'WeS+ g5
45. 'We7+ xg4 46. 'Wxg7+ f5
47. 'Wxh7+ f6 4S. 'Wh4+ c;!;>f7 49. 'Wh7+
f6

6
5

Draw.

--------

41

Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

37. 'WhS+ ?

Play on both wings

Better 37. tilh7+ gS 3S. tDf6+ ! +-.

G a m e 49

37 e7 3S. Wxg7+ dS 39. gxe6+


c8D 40. gh7 b6

Sves h n i kov - N a u m k i n
M oscow 1 9 S9

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 .ld7 6. dxc5 Axc5 7. .id3 ge7
(7. . . as I?) S. b4 .lb6 9. b5 a5 10. 0-0
( 1 0. h4 I?) 10 gcS! 1 1 . a4 g6 1 2. ge1
f6 1 3. ga2 0-0

M ore stubborn was 40 . . .'Wb1 + 41 . h2


'Wb2+ 42 . h3 fldS 43. 'Wxd7+ ! (43. fS
'Wf2 ;:t ) 43 . . . flxd7 44. flxd7 xd7 4S. g7
'WbS 46. tilfS+ e7 47. gS'W 'WxfS 4S. tilc6+
eS 49. 'We6+ 'We7 so. 'Wxe7#.
41 . c5 a2 42. xd7 a1 W+ 43. h2
Wb2+ 44. h3 'Wc7D 45. xb6+

Black resigned .
Play on both wings

G a m e 50

S ve s h n i kov - P i s kov
B l ed 1 990

1 . e 4 e 6 2. d 4 d5 3. e 5 c 5 4 . c 3 c6
5. f3 Wb6 6. a3 .td7 7. b4 cxd4 S. cxd4
gcS 9 . .te3 h6 10 .td3 g4 1 1 . 0-0
xe3 1 2. be3 g6 1 3. c3 .lh6 14. We1
0-0

--------

14 .txg6 hxg6 15. Wd3 f7 16 .te3 ghS


17. gae2 c4 1S. .ld4 g h6 ( 1 S . . . gS I?)
19. h4 a6 20. bxa6 bxa6 21. bd2 Axd4
22. cxd4 ghS 23. b3 be5 24. dxe5
.txa4 25. bd4 .td7 26. g3 We8 27. gb1
gfS 28. g b7 gS 29. g5 gdS 30. f4
a5 31 . h5 a4 32. g h2 a3 33. h x g6 g bS
34. gxbS (better is 34. 'Wc2 ! ) 34 . . .WxbS
35. Wd1 ge8D 36. Wh5 fS

36 . . .'Wb1 + 37. f2 'Wb2+ (37. . . fS 3S. tDh7+ !


gS 39. tilf6+ +-) 3S. f3 +-.
8
7
6

-------

1 5. a4

1 S . tild1 ! f6 ( 1 S . . . Ag7 1 6. tilf2 fS 1 7. exf6


xf6 1S. tDg4 ffS 19. 'Wh4 'WdS 20. tilgS +-)
1 6 . exf6 xf6 17. tilf2 ( 1 7. 'Wh4 Ag7 1 S . tilf2
eS 1 9 . bS tilxd4 20. exd4 e4 21. tileS AfS :f!)
1 7. . . eS (17. . . Ag7 1 S . tilg4 flxf3 1 9 . xf3

3
2

--------

42

1 . 2 Master games

Game 51 Sveshnikov - Portisch

4S. . . f4 49. xdS e3 50 . c6 c3

tLlxd4 20. tLlf6+ cbh8 21. !;!f4 ) 1 8 . b5 tLlxd4


19. tLlxe5 Ax b5 20. exd4 .

5
4

5
L--_______....;_
;....
----'

L--_______-=--_----I

51 . b5?

White misses the win : 51 . tDe6 ! g3 52. tDg5


cbf2 53. tDe4+ cbg1 54. tDxg3 cbh2
55. tDe4 +- tDe2 56. Af3 tLld4+ 57. cbd5 tDxf3
58. b5 +-.
51 . . . xb5 52. xb5 g3 53. e6 f2
54. f4 g2!
I had overlooked this neat resource and the
game finished in a draw.

It might appear that there is no point in play


ing on in this ending ; there are bishops of
opposite colour and Black has no weak
nesses. But in real ity White has practically
an extra piece - his king ! His plan is first to
achieve the e3-e4 break, followed by d4-d5
to make use of his more active ki ng. Black
lacks counterplay, his pieces have only the
e7 and f8 squares at their disposal , and the
f7 pawn needs to be defended by the king.
26 . .la6!

This move prevents Black's only possibility


of counterplay with a7-a5, after which the g7
bishop would be "resurrected" .
26 . . . e7 2 7. f2 h 6 2S. g3 .lfS
29. f4 f5 30. e4 dxe4 31 . xe4 g3+
32. d3 .le7 33. d5 ! exd5 34. d4 hxg5
35. hxg5 e4 36. xd5 xg5 37. d4!

Centralisation !
37. . . e6 3S. b5 .idS 39. c6 g5
40. xa7 g4 41 . .1f1 d4+ 42. b7 f5
43. exf6 f7 44. a4 xf6 45. g2 e5
46. .ih1 b5 47. axb5 xb5 48. c6+

48. tLlx b5 Ae7 =.

6
I--

7
6

15 . . .dS 16. c5 6c7 17. h4 b6 1S. xd7


.xd7 19 . .1b5 .cS 20. g4 e7 21 . g5
.1g7 22. 6c1 6xc1 23. .xc1 .xc1
24. 6xc1 6cS 25. 6xcS+ xcS

Play on both wings

G a m e 51

Sve s h n i kov - P o r t i sch


I nterzo n a l , Biel 1 993

This game was very important in a competi


tive sense, since it was played in the penulti
mate round of the I nterzonal and winning it
would practically guarantee my qualification
for the Candidates.
1. e4 c5 2. c3 e6 3. d4 d5 4. e5 c6
5. f3 Wb6 6 . .ie2?!
Better is 6. a3 ! .
6 . . . cxd4!
6 . . . tDh6 ?! 7. Ax h6! gxh6 (7. . .'Wx b2 8. Ae3 ! )
8. Wd2 t.
7. cxd4 h6 S. b3
8. tDc3 tDf5 9. tDa4 Ab4+ 1 0 . Ad2 'Wa5 = is
preferable.
S . . . f5 9 . .lb2 .lb4+ 10. f1 0
1 0 . tDc3 tDcxd4.

43

Chapter 1

10

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

.te7

23

1 0 . . . 0-0.

d4?

After the correct 23 . . . d6 ! 24 . ed4 c4


the position offers chances to both sides.

1 1 . c3 'WdS

1 1 . . .cxd4? 1 2 . a4.
1 2. g3 f6 !?

12 . . . 0-0 13. g2 Ad7 .

7
6

13. mg2 fxeS 14. dxeS 0-0

Portisch has played the opening very well


indeed . At a later stage I managed t o win a
pawn but then played poorly and failed to
convert.

3
2

'-------=--' \(

24. Joe4 d3 2S. c1 fd4 26. He3 as!


27. xd4

27. xd3 !? ax b4 28. xd4 xd4 29. a x b4


(29. xb4 f5 30. d3 Ab5 =) 29 . . . Ab5.
27 xd4 2S. Hxd3 fSO 29. HxdS
.txdS 30 .ld4?!

"'---_______....;_
;....
----I

30. Wxd8? e3+ ! + ; 30. d3 ! Ab5 31 . c1


and c5 ; 30. b3 ! .

\(

1 S. Hc1 .ld7 16 .td3 'WeS

3 0 .tbS 31 . He1 .tc7 32. .lcs HdS


33. 'Wc3 b6 ! 34. Joe3 a x b4 35. 'Wxb4
'Wd7 ! 36. 'Wb3?!

Here 1 6 . . . Ae8 ! =F is stronger, e. g . 1 7. e2


Ah5 1 8 . Axf5 xf5 ( 1 8 . . . Axf3+ 1 9 . xf3
xf5+ 20. g2 Wa5 2 1 . d4 xd4
22. Axd4 ) 19. f4 Axf3+ 20. Yrxf3 Wd7 +.

36. b3 xe3+ 37. xe3 Axe5 38. a4 =.

17. e2 Wf7 1S. Hf1 HadS 19. a3 gS?!

36. . . .lc6 37. 'Wc4 .tdS! 3S. .txdS 'WxdS+


39. 'WxdS HxdS + 40. f4 HaS 41 .lf2 gxf4
42. gxf4 Hxa3 43. e2 Ha2

19 . . . a6 20. b4 b5 =F .

20. h 3 .teS?!

43 . . . e3+ 44 . Axe3 xe3 45. f2 xh3


46. c1 =.

I nconsistent ; 20 . . . h5 is better.
21 . b4!

44. mf3 mf7 45. Hc1 Ha3+ 46. mg2 Ha7


47. c3 .tdS 4S. Hd1 HaS 49. Hd7+ mg6
SO. e4 bS S1 . .lcs Ha2+ S2. mf3 h4+
53. me3 fS+ 54. mf3 .lh4 55. Hb7 Hb2
56. Hb6 Hb3+ S7. me2 g7 58 .lfS hS
S9. Hxe6+ mfS 60. Hxh6 xf4+ 61 . md2

Now White is able to finish his development


and assume the initiative.
21

..

a6 22. Wd2 h6

22 . . . Wh5.

23. Hce1

Draw.

23. g4 !? d6 24. We3 c4 .

44

1 . 2 Master games Game 53 Guido - Foisor

'irxg4+ 25. h xg4 xe3 26. fxe3 11xc1


27. 11xc1 md7 2S. mf2 b6 29. b5 J.dS
30. e4 J.g5 31 . f3 dxe4+ 32. xe4 11aS
33. 11f1 meS 34. h3 .le7 35. g5 11cS
36. md3 11dS+ 37. me4 11c8 3S. md4
11dS+ 39. mc4 11cS+ 40. md3 11dS+
41 . e4 11cS

Play on both wings

Game 52
Sve s h n i kov - K i r i a kov
R u ssian C h a m p i o n s h i p , E l i sta 1 994
1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 J.d7 6 .le2 ge7 7. a3 cxd4
S. cxd4 f5 9. c2 'irb6 10. 0-0 a5 !1

Draw. Black played well , equalising the pos


ition step by step.

think that this is one of Black's most impor


tant resources.
I

Play on both wings

1 1 . g4

G a m e 53
G u i d o - Fo i s o r
M o ntecat i n i Ter m e 1 9 94

1 1 . tDe3 tDxe3 ( 1 1 . . . tDe7 1 2 . b3 AbS


13. Aa3 ;t) 1 2 . fxe3 Ae7 ;. .
1 1 . . . e7

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 .ld7 6 .le2 ge7 7. a3 cxd4
S. cxd4 f5 9. c2 'irb6 10. 0-0 11c8

11 . . .tDh6

A) 1 2 . b4 tDc4 ( 1 2 . . . Ax b4 1 3 . b1 +-)
13. Axh6 gxh6 14. Axc4 dxc4 1S. tDd2 ;t ;

1 0 . . . Ae7.

B) 1 2 . Ax h6 g x h6 1 3 . b4 tDc6 ( 1 3 . . . tDc4 ;t )
14. bS tDaS ;' .

1 1 . J.d3 !

1 1 . g4.

1 2. fe1 .lb5 1 3. d3 h5 14. g x h5 f5


15. J.e3 11c8

15 . . . tDc4 1 6. a4 tDcxe3 1 7. fxe3 Ac4 18. tDf4


Ab3 1 9. AbS+ d8 20. YNe2 Axc2 2 1 . as
'Wc7 22. fc1 c8 23. a6 b6 24. Aa4 ;t ,
Sveshnikov - Dolmatov, Naberezhnye Chelny
1988 (Volume 1 , page 27).
16. b4 c6 17. a4 .lc4 1S. 11b1 YNdS
a

11

a5

Preparing to capture on d4, which does


not work yet : 11 . . . tDfxd4? 1 2 . tDfxd4 tDxd4
13. Ae3 Ac5 14. b4 +-.

4
3

11 . . . tDb4 12. tDx b4 ;t ;


1 1 . . . Ae7 1 2 . g4 ;t .

L.--________---'

1 2. a3 a4 1 3. J.xf5 exf5 14. e3 'irb5

'G'

1 4 . . . tDe7 !? 1S. g3 !? ;. .

19. f4 .1xe2 20. 'irxe2 'irh4 21 . h3 .le7


22. 'irg4 xe5 23. dxe5 11xc2 24. 11bc1

15. b3! axb3

45

Chapter 1

1S . . .Wx b3 16. Wx b3
Ae6 1 S . !;tx b3 !;te7
1 S . b6 !;tdS 1 9 .
1 9 . . . e7 20. !;tfd1
22. !;td3 and d2 .

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

23. xdS!! e2+

axb3 17. xdS ! ( 1 7. !;tb1


1 9 . !;tbS !;td7) 1 7. . . .lie6
Ab2 ( 1 9 . !;td1 ? AeS)
dS 2 1 . xdS AxdS

23 . . . x b3 24. Wxe7+ 'i!.>e6 2S. b4+ .


24. h1 exdS

24 . . . g3+ 2S. h x g3 Wxf1 + 26. 'i!.>h2 exdS


27. !;tx b7+ !;te7 2S. e6+ ! 'i!.>e8 29. !;txe7+ 'i!.>xe7
30. Wxe7+ 'i!.>b8 31 . Wd6+ +-.

16. Elb1

16. a4 ? b2 ! -+.
16

2S. .1gS! ElceS

.1e6?!

2S . . . !;the8 26. WxdS+ 'i!.>e7 27. Axe7 !;txe7


28. !;tx b7+ ! Wx b7 29. Wd6# ;

1 6 . . . aS ! 1 7. a4 We6 1 S . Ad2 f4 1 9 . AxaS


fxe3 20. Wx b3 e2 21 . !;tfe1 Wxa4 22. Wxa4
Axa4 23. !;txe2 = .

2S . . . g3+ 26. h xg3 Wxf1 + 27. 'i!.>h2 !;teeS


28. WxdS+ 'i!.>e8 29. !;txb7 +-.

17. Elxb3

26. Elfb1

1 7. Wx b3 Wx b3 1S. !;tx b3 !;te7.

Black resigned.

17. . .Wa6 is. .1d2 ! gS?

1S . . . Axa3 ? 19. Wb1 g6 20. e2 ! (20. !;tbS !?


0-0 21 . xdS Axd5 22 . !;txdS !;tfdS
23. !;txdS+ !;txdS 24. AgS !;td7 2S. !;td1 ! )
20 . . . Ae7 21. Wb2 ! (threatens !;ta1 with a n at
tack on the queen a6 and pawn b7) 21 . . . 0-0
(21 . . . dS !? 22. b4 Wa4 23. !;ta1 Wd7
24 . Ah6 ) 22. !;ta1 We2 23. !;te3 We4
24. !;te3 We2 2S. Wx b7 +- ;

Play on both wings

G a m e 54

Sve s h n i kov - M a tveeva


Capel l e l a G ra n d e 1 99 5
1 . e4 e 6 2. d 4 d S 3 . eS c S 4 . c 3 'Wb6
S. f3 .1d7 6. a3 .lbS 7. c4 .lxc4
S. J.xc4 dxc4 9. bd2 Wa6 10. 'We2 e7
1 1 . xc4 dS 1 2. 0-0 c6 1 3. d x cS
.1xcS 14. b4 bS

1 S . . . Ae7 1 9 . Wb1 ;
1 S . . . g 6 1 9 . W b1 !;te7 20. !;tbS !;td7 2 1 . e2
followed by Wb3 and !;tb1 .

14 . . . Ax b4 .

1 9. xgS! xd4 20. xe6! fxe6

is. d6+ J.xd6 1 6. exd6 EldS 1 7. .1b2

20 . . . xb3 21 . xdS ! Wxe6 22. AgS ! +- with


the threat of e7+ .

Elxd6 is. a4 c7 1 9. Elfc1 0-0 20. eS


Elc8

21 . 'WhS+ d7

20 . . .W b7 2 1 . xe6 !;txe6 22. !;txe6 Wxe6


23. !;te1 Wd7 (23 . . .Wd6 24. AeS +-) 24. WeS
e8 2S. ax bS !.

21 . . . 'i!.>dS 22. Wh4+ +-.


22. 'Wf7+ .1e7
8

5
4

{r

{r

46

1 . 2 Master games

Game 55 I . Zaitsev - Naumkin

21 . xc6 ! + - xc6 22. Wf3 f6 23. xc6


d5 24. axb5

1 7. . . tDaS ?! 18. tDxaS WxaS 19. c4 ; 17. . . Ae7


18. c4 dxc4 1 9 . Axc4 .
1S. d2

Black resigned .

18. Aa6 !? Ax b3 19. Wx b3 tDaS 20. Wa4 g"a8


21. !;lbS ! +-.

Play on both wings

1S

G a m e 55

f6

1 8 . . . tDaS 1 9. c4 d x c4 20. tDxc4 tDxc4


21. Axc4 Ac6 22. !;lfc1 .

I . Za itsev - N a u m k i n
M oscow 1 9 95

19. f4 ll.e7 20. exf6 gxf61!

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5 . f3 Wb6 6 . a 3 c4 7. bd2 a5 S . ll.e2
.td7 9. 0-0 e7 10. b1 (Zaitsev) 10 h6

20 . . . Axf6 21. tDf3 !;lhf8 .

10 . . .Wc7 1 1 . tDgS h6 1 2 . tDh3 0-0-0 1 3 . tDf4


c,t>b8 1 4 . tDhS g"a8 1 S . g4 tDc8 1 6 . f4 tDb6
17. We1 ( I . Zaitsev - Vasyukov, 37 th USSR
Championship, Moscow 1 969) ;

7
6
5

10 . . . AbS 1 1 . tDe1 tDb3 1 2 . tDxb3 Aa4


13. Ae3 Ax b3 1 4 . 'ti'd2 tDc6 1 S . g3 tDaS
16. tDg2 Aa4 1 7. AhS (Sveshnikov - Ivkov,
Chigorin Memorial , Sochi 1 983) ;
10 . . . !;lc8 1 1 . g3 h6 1 2 . tDh4 AbS 1 3 . !;la1
b3 14. tDx b3 Aa4 1 S . Ae3 'ti'x b3 1 6 . 'ti'd2
c6 ! 17. Ad1 'ti'bS 1 8 . Ag4 (Sveshnikov
Gofshtei n , Rostov on Don 1 976 ; see also
Volume 1 , Test position SO on page 142, So
lution on page 1 S3).
1 1 . Wc2 !1

1 1 . g3 0-0-0 1 2 . tDh4 fS 1 3 . exf6 gxf6


14. Ag4, I. Zaitsev - Farago, Szolnok 1 975
(Volume 1 , game S3 on page 1 0S) ; 1 1 . !;le1 !?

4
3
2

21 . c4! g"aS

21 . . . d x c4 22. 'ti'xc4 'ti'aS 23. Af3 g"a8


24. 'ti'xe6 .
2 2 .if3 .id6

22 . . . d x c4 23. Wxc4 WaS 24 . 'ti'xe6 !;lhe8


2S. tDc4 'ti'c7 26. 'ti'f7 .
23. cxd5 exd5 24 .ixd5 heS 25. c4
b8 26. fc1 1

1 1 . . . 0-0-0

11 . . . tDb3 12. tDxb3 Aa4 1 3 . tDfd2 (13. Ae3


Ax b3 14. Wd2 ) 13 . . . Ax b3 14. tDx b3 cxb3
1S. Wd3 !;lc8 16. 'ti'f3 .
1 2. b 3 cxb3 1 3. xb3 .ia4 1 4 . fd2
ec6

14 . . .Wc7 !? 1S. Wa2 (1 S. Wd3 !? ) 1S . . . xb3


16. tDx b3 tDfS .
15. Wa2 xb3

1S . . .Wc7 16. tDxaS tDxaS 1 7. Ab2 .

26. 'ti'd2 .
26

J.xf4 27 .ixf4 Wxf4 ;t 2S. h1 1!

\III

28. s f2.
2S

edS1!

28 . . . tDe7 29. tDaS (29 . Af3 Ac6) 29 . . . tDxdS


30. 'ti'xdS !;led8 31 . 'ti'e6 'ti'xd4 oo ;
28 . . .Wxd4 !? + .
29. b2 Wxd41!

29 . . . AbS ! 30. a4 tDb4 31 . 'ti'b3 tDxdS


32 . ax bS !;lbc8 + .
30 .ic4 e5

16. xb3 Wc7 17. .ie3 bS

47

Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

30 . . . bS 31 . Af1 eS 32 . xa4 bxa4 33. g3


as 34. Ag2+ a7 3S. !1c7+ +-.
31 . xa4 g4?

31 . . . xc4 32. 'Wxc4 'Wxc4 33. !1xc4 bS


34. !1h4 bxa4 3S. !1x b8+ x b8 36. h3 = .
32. h3 !

32 . !1f1 'WeS 33. g3 'We4+ 34. g1 (34. 'Wg2


'Wxg2+ 3S. xg2 e3+ = ) 34 . . .'Wd4+
(34 . . .'We3+ 3S. !1f2 ) 3S. h1 'We4+ = .
32 . . . f2+ 33. h2 Vf4+ 34 . g3

34. g1 xh3+ 3S. h1 (3S. g x h3 !1d2


36. Vxd2 'Wxd2 37. Af1 !1g8+ 38. h1 'WdS+
39. h2 'WeS+ 40. h1 'We4 +- +) 3S . . . ttlf2+
36. g1 h3+ = .

1S . . . gS?!

1S . . . 0-0 ; 1S . . . !1c8.
16. gae1 geS 17. gxeS+ .axeS 1S. e1 !
J.d7 19. e2 J.e7 20. e3 Vb4 21 . J.d1 !
xe3 22 . .le3! Vb6 23. fxe3 hS 24. Vd2!
g4 2S. .laS ! Va7 26. J.b4 J.gS 27. J.e2

34 . . . g4+ !? 35 . hxg4

3S. h1 ! Ve4+ 36. 'Wg2 ttlf2+ 37. h2 +-.


3S .. J;id2+ 36. h3 ! 'Wf2 37. 'Wxd20
Vxd2 3S. gd1 VaS 39. J.dS! +- a6

27. AcS ! b6 28. Ad6.


27. . . ggS 2S. Vf2 gg7

39 . . .'Wxa4 40. Ax b7+ !1xb7 41 . !1d8+ !1b8


42 . !1bxb8#.
40. b6+ a7 41 . eS+ aS

41 . . . !1xc8 42 . !1x b7+ a8 43 . !1bS+ +-.


42. b6+ a7 43. d7 bS

43 . . . !1d8 44. !1x b7+ a8 4S . b6+ +-.


44. x bS xbS 45. gbe1 Vxa3 46 . ge6 !
Va4 47. ge1 Vd4 4S. geS+ a7
49. ge7+ bS SO. gd6

Black resigned .
29 . .tg6

Play on both wings

29. AcS ! b6 30. Ad6 .

G a m e 56

29 . . . Vb6 30 . .txf7+ dS 31 . J.d2

Sve s h n i kov - B r u m e n
B l ed O p e n 2 0 0 0

31 . Ad6 'Wx b3 32 . h1 'Wxe3 33. 'Wc2 Ac6 ;


31 . 'We1 ! Axe3+
33. Ax hS +- ;

1 . e4 e6 2 . d4 d S 3 . eS eS 4 . e3 e6
S. f3 J.d7 6. J.e2 ge7 7. a3 exd4
S. exd4 fS 9. e2 b4 10. 0-0 xe2
1 1 . Vxe2 Vb6 1 2. Vd3 h6 1 3. b3 a6
14. a4 J.b4 1 S . .lb2

32 .

'Wxe3

'Wx b4

31 . Af8 ! 'Wx b3 32 . h1 !1h7 33. Ag6 !1h8


34. Ag7 !1g8 3S. 'Wf7 !1xg7 36. 'Wxg7 +-.
31 . . . J.e7 ! 32. .lx hS Vxb3 33. Vf4 g3 !
34. h x g3 Vxa4 35. ge1 Va2 36. Vf2
.tbS 37. Ve1 b6 38 . .lb4 .lgS 39. Ve3

(see next diagram)

48

1 . 2 Master games. Game 57 Sveshnikov - Dizdar

.lc4 40 . .ld1 a5 41 . J.a3 J;:[17 42 . .lc2


.la6

1 8 . gxe1 AbS 1 9 . 'We3 Axe2 20. 'Wxe2


'Wx b2 + .
18 . . .lb5 19. Wc2
1 9 . 'fIb3 ?? Axe2 20. 'fIx b6 Axf3 -+.
1 9 . . . .lxe2 20. "xe2 c6 21 . .le3 .le7
22. mg2 md7 23. "c2?!
23. ge1 = .
23 . . . lilb4 24. "b3 Wb5 25. a3 d3
2S . . .'Wd3 26. 'Wxd3 tilxd3 27. gd1 tilx b2
28. g b1 Axa3 29. Ae1 tile4 (29 . . . tild3
30. Axa3 tilf4+ 31 . c;!.>f1 bS 32 . gb3 )
30. Axa3 tilxa3 (30 . . . b6 !? ) 31 . gx b7+ c;!.>e6
32 . gxf7 as 33. ge7 I?

42 . . . c;!.>e8 ! + .
43. .g6 ! "f2+ 44. mh2 .lc4 45. gc2
"f1 46. "b2 b5 47. gc1 "f2 48. gc2
Wf1 49. gc1 Wf2 50. gc2

50.
52.
53.
52.

gxe4 !? 'Wxb2 51 . Ax b2 gf2 (S1 . . . d x e4


Axf7 c;!.>e7 ; S1 . . . gg7 S2 . geS gxg6
gx bS Axe3 S4. c;!.>h3 Af2 SS. gb3 )
ge2 .

5O . . ...f1

Draw, since S1 . gxe4 gf2 loses.

Play on both wings

G a m e 57
Sves h n i kov - D i z d a r
S l oven i a n Leag u e , B l ed 2 0 02

7
6

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 .ld7 6 . .le2 ge7 7. a3 cxd4
8. cxd4 f5 9. c2 b4 10. 0-0 xc2
11. Wxc2 Wb6 1 2. Wd3 gc8 13. g4 !? lile7
14 . .ld2 h5 1 5. h3 a6

26. Wa2

16. gfc1 ?!

16. a4 !? h xg4 17. h xg4 tile6 ( 1 7. . . tilg6


18. b4 I?) 1 8 . as "e7 !? 1 9 . gfe1 'Wd8 !?
20. c;!.>g2 tilb4 ! 21. gxe8 Axe8 22. Wb3 tile6
23. Ad3 Ae7 24. ge1 'fIe7 2S. gS fS 26. g6 .
16 . . . hxg4 17. hxg4 gxc1 + 18. .lxc1

26. 'Wx bS+ a x bS 27. b3 ge8 =F (27. . . ga8


28. gd1 tilb2 29. g b1 Axa3 30. tilgS f6
31 . tilf3 tild3 32. gd1 tilb4 33. gh1 li5) 28. c;!.>f1
ge3 29. b4 tilb2 30. c;!.>e2 tile4 31 . Ae1 ge2+
32 . c;!.>f1 f6 =F.
26 . . . gca 2 7. b3
27. b4 'Wa4 28. 'Wd2 tilx b4 29. AgS f6 !
(29 . . . tile2 30. gb1 bS 31 . Axe7 c;!.>xe7
32. 'WgS+ ) 30. exf6 g xf6 31 . Axf6 Axf6
32 . 'Wx b4 'Wx b4 33. a x b4 ge4 34. bS ax bS
3S. gd1 b4 36. gS Ag7 37. c;!.>g3 c;!.>d6 38. g6
c;!.>e7 39. c;!.>f4 b3 40. tileS gb4 -+.
27. . . gc3 28. gb1 Wc6 29 . gd1 Wb5
29 . . . ge2 ? 30. 'Wb1 'fIe3 31 . gd2 +-.
30. gb1 Wc6 31 . gd1 lilc1 32. "b1
32 . Axe1 gxe1 33. gd2 (33. gxe1 'Wxe1 +)
33 . . .'i!lbS + .
32 . . . lilxb3 33. 'Wh7 Wca

49

Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

1 1 . g1 ! f6 1 2 . exf6 g xf6 1 3. tilc3 tilf?


1 4 . tila4 ! ( 1 4 . c1 Ah6 1 S . c2 tile? 1 6 . h4
Af4 17. Ad3 h6 1 8 . e2 'Wc? 1 9 . 'Wb3
tild6 +! , Lautier - Bauer, French Champion
ship, Val d ' isere 2002) 14 . . .'Wd8 1S. tilcs ;t
b6 1 6. tilxd? 'Wxd? 1 7. c1 , Vasyukov
Bukhman , St. Petersburg 1 994.

33 . . . Axa3 34. h1 'Wc8 3S. 'Wxg? 'Wf8


36. 'Wxf8 Axf8 37. h? g;,e8 38. tilgS c8
39. xf? Ae? 40. g? +! .
34. a4 'Wf8 35 . b1 b5

3S . . . Ab4 36. tilg1 !? = .


36. axb5 axb5

36 . . . as 37. tild2 a4 38. tilx b3 axb3 39. Ad2


c2 40. 'Wd3 .

...

37. d2?!
6

37. tilg1 ! g6 38. tile2 d3 39 . tilf4 c3


40. tile2 =.

5
4

37. . . xe3D 38. xb3 c3 39. d2?! +

....,....,

5
4

39. a1 ! Aa3 40. tild2 b4 41 . tilb1 =1= .

Draw.

Play on both wings

1 1 . . . .te7

G a m e 58
T i m m a n C u . H a n sen
M al m o 2 0 03

1 1 . . .f6 1 2 . Ad3 tilf? 1 3 . tilbd2 ( 1 3 . 0-0 c8


14. tilbd2 as 1S. bS tile? 1 6. a4 tilg6 17. Axg6
hxg6 18. g;,g2 gS oo , Belkhodja - Morovic Fer
nandez, 3S th Olympiad, Bled 2002) 13 . . . fxeS
1 4 . d xeS Ae? 1 S . c1 tilgS 1 6 . h4 tilxf3+
17. 'Wxf3 tild4 18. 'We3 tilbS 19. tilf3 'Wxe3+
20. fxe3 as 2 1 . Ax bS Ax bS 22. tild4 Ad?
23. bS Ad8 24. a4 , Sveshn i kov - Lputian ,
Tilburg 1 992 ;

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 1rb6 6. a3 h6 7. b4 cxd4 8. cxd4

8. Axh6 g x h6 9 . cxd4 Ad? 1 0 . Ae2 c8


1 1 . 0-0 Ag? 1 2 . 'Wd2 0-0 1 3 . a2 f6 1 4 . bS
tilaS 1 S . exfS xf6 1 6 . tileS Ae8 17. 'We3
fS +! ( Bosch - Lputian , Wij k aan Zee 1 999).
8 . . . f5 9. J.b2 J.d7

1 1 . . . c8 1 2 . tilc3 tilaS 1 3 . tila4 'Wc6 14. c1


tilc4 1 S . xc4 !? dx c4 1 6 . tilc3 'Wb6 17. Ag2
as 1 8 . bS Ax bS 1 9 . dS AcS 20. 0-0 d8
21. d6 Ac6 22. 'We2 sa , Shirov - Sadvakasov,
Astana 2001 .

9 . . . Ae? 1 0. Ad3 as 1 1 . 'Wa4 0-0 1 2 . bS


tilh4 (Kiik - Korchnoi , Rilton Cup, Stockholm
2003 ; Volume 1 , page 9S) or 12 . . .f6 (Lastin
S. Ivanov, Aeroflot Open , Moscow 2004 ; Vol
ume 1 , game 2S on page S1 ).

1 2. Ad3

1 2 . tilc3 !? 0-0 1 3 . tila4 'Wd8 1 4 . tilcS b8


1 S . Ad3 Ae8 1 6. 'Wb1 g6 17. 'Wc1 t, Haba
Koutsin, Wattens 1 999.

10. g4 h6

1 0 . . . tilfe? !? 1 1 . tilc3 tilaS 1 2 . tild2


( 1 2 . 'Wc2 , Sveshnikov - Radjabov, Tal l i n n
2004, game 6 1 on page S 3 ) 1 2 . . . c8
1 3 . c1 tilg6 1 4 . h4 Ae? 1 S . gS h6 1 6. g x h6
x h6 1 7. hS tilh4 1 8 . 'Wg4 tilfS 1 9 . Ad3 ;t ,
Grischuk - Radjabov, Wijk aan Zee 2003.

12 . . . eS 1 3. bd2

1 3 . 'Wd2 tilg8 1 4 . 0-0 f6 1 S . e1 fxeS


16. dxeS tilh6 1 7. tild4 tilf? 18. tilxc6 Axc6 =,
Merenkov - Podlesny, Moravia 1 996.
13 . . b8

1 1 . h3

50

1 . 2 Master games Game 58 Timman - Cu. Hansen

A typical ' French' idea : Black prepares to


exchange light-squared bishops on bS. Tim
man hinders this.

Here 21 . . . eS !? would have been more stub


born : 2 2 . 'WxeS (22 . AxeS !?) 2 2 . . .'Wxf6
23. 'Wxf6 g xf6 24. Axf6 .

14. 'We2 a6

2 2. .i.xb5 'Wxb5 23. 'We3 +-

Renewing the threat.

Black can no longer defend the dark squares,


and his h6 knight is completely useless.

15. b1 !1

A purely prophylactic move : if Black insists


on exchanging bishops, White will exchange
on bS and then the kn ight will come to c3 to
attack the doubled pawn, which cannot be
defended .
1S. tDb3 ;t .
15

23

25

1S . . . AbS 1 6 . Ax bS+ a x bS 1 7. tDc3 c4


18. tDd2 !? 'Wxd4 ( 1 8 . . . xd4 ? 1 9 . 'We3 tDd7
20. tDx bS +-) 1 9 . tDxc4 bxc4 20. tDbS .

17. . . xd41

Black underestimates White's attacking


chances. It was better to withdraw the queen
to d8 and then prepare the f7-f6 break.

After 26. fxg7 Black had the surprising ri


poste 26 . . . tDxg4 ! (N otkin ) 27. h xg4 'Wd7 ! ,
and Black regains the piece, e . g . 28. d2 eS
29. Ac3 xc3 ! .
26

Ug5 27. Uac1 UeS 2S. 'Wf4

..

28. d3 !? .
2 S U g 6 29. Uc5 'We2 30. Ud2 'We1 +
31 . mh2 'Wf1
..

1S. xd4 'Wxd4 19. e4 'Wb6 20. f6+ !

Ud5

26 .1b2 !

The knight heads for cS . Black cannot reply


with tDaS since the b2 bishop is protected
by the queen .

Black has parried the most dangerous threat


- the incursion of the queen to gS - and at
the same time he sets a trap.

16. 0-0 0-0 17. c3

After 2S. fxg7 eS 26. Ab2 c6 Black wou ld


sti l l have had some defensive chances. In
my opinion the most precise course was
25. a4 ! 'WdS 26. Ab6 d7 27. ad1 'Wxd1
28. 'WgS +-.

c6

d4 24 .i.xd4 UfdS 25. Ufd1 1!

The threat was 32 . c1 trapping the queen,


and if 31 . . . eS White could win with 32. xeS
xeS 33. AxeS gxf6 34. d8+ g7 3S. Ad4
'We7 36. 'Wd6 +-.
32. Uh51!

5
4

32. fxg7 fS !? 33. gS eDf7 34. h4 h6 35. c1


'WbS 36. Af6 +-.

32

f51!

32 . . .'Wb1 ! ( Psakhis) 33. fxg7 tDfS .


33. 'Wf3 h6
2O

.1xf6

33 . . .'Wb1 34. 'We2 with the threat of d1 .


34. fxg7 f5 35. g5 f7

20 . gxf6 21. exf6 Ad6 22. 'Wd2 +-.


.

21 . exf6 .i.b5

(see next diagram)

51

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Theoretically important games for independent analysis

of this variation was Short - Lputian , Batum i


1 999 (Volume 1 , game S2 on page 1 03), i n
which 1S . . .Wf4 was played . Although 5mbat
managed to draw the game, the variation is
considered dubious for Black. Dvoiris's new
m ove does noth ing to change this assess
ment.

h
8

16. c5 .lea

1 6 . . .Wf4 1 7. x b7 gS 1 8 . xgS fxgS


1 9 . 1::lg 3 .
1--_______"";;"_
"
---'

17. h4 .le7

'If

White is better. If 17. . . eS , then 18. dxeS fxeS


1 9 . gS with an attack.

36 . .lf6

Here 36. 1::l x h7 ! would have finished matters :


36 . . . xh7 37. WhS+ h6 38. g8W+ 1::l e xg8
39. 1::l d 7+ .

18. g5 fxg5?!

This weakens the eS square even more.


19. hxg5 ( 1 9 . xgS ) 19 . . . Dg8

36 . . . xg5 3 7. .lxg5 h 6 38 . D d 1 "b5

39. .lxh6 "e5+ 40. h1 "f6 41 . .le3

e
8

Black resigned .
Play on both wings

G am e 59
Sve s h n i kov - D vo i r i s
C h e l i a b i n s k 2 0 04
1 . e4 c5 2. c3 e6 3. d4 d5 4. e5

Semion had certainly not expected that a


Sici lian would turn into an Advance French !

'If

_________________

White has seized the key square eS and pre


vented Black from castling. Strategically the
game is already decided - it just remains for
White to wrap it u p with an attack on the
king.

4 . . . c6 5. f3 .b6 6. a3 h6 7. b4 cxd4
8. cxd4 f5 9. Ab2 .td7

Another possibility is 9 . . . Ae7.


10. g4 h6?!

Dvoiris is again u nlucky ! In 1 993 I played a


thematic match against Lputian to i nvesti
gate this position , so I was very fami liar with
the ideas. At the moment theory considers
1 0 . . . fe7 to be the best continuation.

20. d3 !?

White refines his plan : the knight is headed


for eS. Now the black king will have no safe
haven . Instead 20. bS cd8 2 1 . Ad3 ;t was
also good .

1 1 . Dg1 ! f6 1 2. e xf6 g xf6 1 3. c3 f7


14. a4 "c7 1 5. Dc1 ! "d6

20 . . . Ad8

20 . . .Wd8 2 1 . feS fxeS 22. xeS xeS


23. d x eS 1::l x gS 24. 1::l x gS AxgS 2S. WhS+
f8 26. 1::lc3 +-.

After lengthy reflection , Semion Isaakovich


comes up with a new move. The stem game

52

1 . 2 Master games

Game 61 Sveshnikov - Radjabov

21 . deS gg7 22. J.d3 +-

22 . Ab5 ; 22. xf7 .


2 2 . . . exeS 23. xeS xeS 24. d x eS
'i!le7 2S. 'i!lhS+ mfS 26. g6 hxg6 27. Axg6
.td7 2S. ge3 mgs 29. gh3

Black resigned .
Play on both wings

G a m e 60
Sve s h n i kov - G o l ova n ov
C h e l i a b i n s k 2 0 04

37. .txe6 fxe6


39. eS +- 'fla7 ?!

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 dS 3. eS eS 4. e3 e6
S. f3 'i!lb6 6. a3 e4 7. bd2 aS S. g3
.td7 9. h4 e7 ?!
9 . . . h5 !

3S.

fxe6

'fld7

39 . . .Wf5 40. xa4 xe2 41 . Wxe2 xfS


42 . c5 .

1 0. Ah3 hS ! .

40. 'flf4 gdS 41 . ge6

1 0 .1h3 ;t 'i!le7 1 1 . 0-0 eS 1 2. e1

Black resigned .

12. h5 .

Attack on the king

1 2 hS?! 1 3. g b1 b6 1 4. df3 0-0-0


1S . .1gS geS 16. g2 .ta4 17. 'i!le2 d7
1S. e3 mbS 19 .tf4 e6 20. gbe1 b6
21 . gS dS 22. g2 Ae7 23. f3 eS
24 . .1gS .tfS 2S. f4
..

G a m e 61
Sve s h n i kov - R a dj a b ov
Ta l l i n n ( R a p i d p l ay) 2 0 04

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 dS 3. eS eS 4. e3 e6
S. f3 'i!lb6 6. a3 h6 7. b4 exd4 S. exd4
fS 9. J.b2 .td7

25. Axd8 xd8 2S. g5 Ae8 .


2S . . . 'i!lb6 26. h2

2S. Axd8 !? xd8 27. g5 Ae8 28. xh5


fS (28 . . . Ae7 29. Ag4 Axg5 30. h xg5 Aa4
30. g2 ) 29. xfS ! g xfS 30. exfS .

9 . . . Ae7 !?
10. g4 fe7 11. e3 aS 1 2. 'i!le2 !? e4
1 3 .txe4 dxe4 14. d2 'i!le6

26 . . . g 6 2 7. f3

14 . . .Y!lxd4 ? 15. ce4 +-.


1S. ee4 e3 !?

27. .ifS g8 28. f3 .


27. . . .tg7 2S. 'i!ld2

28. AfS AxfS 29. exfS dS 30. g5


(30. tDe5 Wc7 31 . Ag2 ) 30 . . . cS (30 . . .Wc7
31 . Wd2 ) 31 . AxeS .
2S e6 29. ge2 'fle7 30. g 2 bS
31 . gfe1 as 32 . .tf6 .txf6 33. exf6
d6 34. gS b4 35. axb4 axb4 36. f4
ghfS?!

15 . . . d5 1 S . xc4 bS 17. cdS+ AxdS


18. xdS+ e7 1 9 . WxcS AxcS 20. O-O
(20. g1 c8 =, Sveshnikov - Potkin, Russian
Championship, Krasnoyarsk 2003 ; Volume
1 , page 95).
16. d6+

(see next diagram)

1S. Wxc3 tDd5 17. Y!lxcS AxcS 18. gg1 (18. f3


f4 55 ) 1 8 . . . d8 55 ( 1 8 . . . h5 !? 1 9 . g5 f4
20. g3 h4 21. f3 g2+ 22. f1 h3 oo).
16

3S . . . Ab5 37. AxeS fxeS 38. fxeS +-.

mdS 17. xf7+ meS 1S. d6+ mdS


(see next diagram)

53

Chapter 1

Theoretically important games for independent analysis

19. f7+

1 9 . ttl2e4 !? c x b2 20. 'Wx b2 Si5 ttlg6 2 1 . c1


Axd6 22. xc6 Axc6 23. ttlxd6 (23. exd6
Axe4 24. 0-0 c8 25. d5 e5 ;t ) 23 . . . Axh1
24. ttlf7+ d7 25. ttlxh8 xh8 26. 'Wb3 b5
27. a4 a6 ;t ;

6
5
4

19. 'Wxc3 'Wx h1 + 20. e2 'Wg2 21 . ttlf7+ e8


22. ttld6+ d8 23. ttlf7+ =.
1 9 . . . e8 20. d6+ d8
--------

Draw.

'if

54

Chapter 2

Encyclopaed ia

Table 1

...
8

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5

7
6

3
2

10

ttle7

ttlf3 1
bS

C4 2
Ab7 3

ttlc3
ttlbcS 4

cxd5 5
ttlxd5

Ac4
ttlxc3 6

bxc3
Ae7

0-0
0-0 7

....
+-

Ad7

ttlf3 !? 8
as

Ag5 ! 9
'WC8 ? 10

c4
hS 1 1

Ae3
dxc4

Axc4
ttle7

ttlc3
AcS

0-0
'Wd7 12

;t

bS

C3 1 3
'Wd7

ttlf3 1 4
a5 1 5

a4
ttle7 16

ttla3
AaS 1 7

AxaS
ttlxaS

0-0 18
CS 19

'Wd3
ttlc7 20

c5

dxc5
ttlcS 21

ttlf3 22
Axc5

Ad3
ttlge7 23

0-0 24
ttlgS

J;!e1
Ad7

c3
AbS 25

ttla3
as 26

....
+-

'Wg4 ?!
cxd4 ! 27

ttlf3
ttlcS

Ad3
ttlge7 ! 28

0-0
ttlgS

J;!e1
Ae7 29

c3 30
dxc3 31

ttlxc3
Ad7 ! 32

ttlf3 !?
ttlcS33

Ad3 !?34
cxd4

0-0
ttlge735

Af4 36
ttlgS

Ag3
Ae7 37

ttlbd2 38
f5 39

exfS 40
gxfS 41

c3
'WbS 42

ttlf3 43
Ad7

Ae2 44
Ab5 45

C4 !?46
Axc4 47

Axc4
'Wb4+ 48

ttlbd2
dxc4

a3 49
'Wb5 50

2
3
4

6
7

Note : the author has included many games in the encyclopaedia tables more than once, to
take account of possible transpositions.

55

Chapter 2

Encyclopaedia

1
4. c3 b6 5. d2 'Wd7 6. df3 c5 7. h3
Aa6 8. Axa6 xa6 9. 'We2 c7 1 0 . f4
'Wb5 ! 1 1 . 'Wx b5+ xb5 1 2 . a4 c7 1 3 . as
c6 14. axb6 ax b6 15. xa8+ xa8 16. Ae3
c4 ! = Hen n ings - Bednarski , Polanica Zdr6j
1 969.
2

8
7
6

5. c3 'Wd7 See 3 . . . b6 ;

5. b4 !? f5 6. c3 c5 (6 . . . a5 7. b5 ) 7. a3
Ae7 8. Ad3 (8. g4 h4 9 . x h4 Ax h4
1 0 . Ae3 O-O !? ) 8 . . . c4 9. Ac2 d7 1 0 . h4
h5 1 1 . Ag5 f6 ?! ( 0 11 . . . f8 ) 1 2 . Af4 ?!
( 0 1 2 . exf6 g xf6 1 3 . Axf5 exf5 1 4 . Af4 )
1 2 . . . f8 1 3 . bd2 g 6 1 4 . A h 2 f7
Vysochin - Alekseev, Kiev 1 999.

5 7. a3 'Wd7 8. Ae3 d x c4 9 . Axc4 a5


1 0. Ab5 Ac6 1 1 . Ad3 d5 1 2 . e4 Ab5
1 3 . 0-0 Ae7 14. e1 Krason - Dobosz,
Poland 1 980.
6

8 . . . Ab4.

7
1 1 . Ad3 a5 1 2 . 'We2 ( 1 2 . Ae3 c5
1 3 . d2 cxd4 1 4 . cxd4 c6 1 5 . Ae4 ;
1 2 . 'Wc2 !? h6 1 3 . d1 !? Axf3 1 4 . g xf3 )
1 2 . . . a6 1 3 . Af4 AdS 1 4 . fe1 ( 1 4 . Axa6
xa6 15. 'Wxa6 Ac4 16. 'Wa7 'Wd7 00 ; 14. c4 !?
Axf3 15. 'Wxf3 'Wxd4 16. ad1 'Wc5 17. 'We4
g6 1 8. Ah6 fd8 1 9 . fe1 55 ; 1 4 . a4 'Wd7
15. 'Wc2 ! h6 16. d2 c5 17. c4 Jib7 18. dxc5
Axc5 19. fd1 ;t) 14 . . . b5 15. d2 c5 1 6. 'Wg4
g6 1 7. e4 [ 0 1 7. Ah6 e8 1 8 . d xc5 ! 'Wc7
( 1 8 . . . Axg2 ?! 1 9 . Ae4 ! Axe4 20. xe4 )
1 9 . a4 ;t ] 1 7. . . cxd4 1 8 . cxd4 c6 Kupre
ichik - Petrosian , Moscow 1 979.

3
2

--------

a) 5. Ae3 e7 6. f3 Ab5 7. bd2 f5


8. Ag5 'Wd7 9. g4 e7 1 0 . a4 Axf1 1 1 . xf1
h5 !? 1 2 . g x h5 !;!xh5 1 3 . g3 h8 1 4 . h4 ;t
Boe Olsen - Alekseev, Tula 2000 ;

3 5 . . . d x c4 6. Axc4 Ab7 7. c3 bc6


8. 0-0 'Wd7 9. 'We2 b4 10. a3 bd5 1 1 . Aa6
Ac6 1 2 . Ae3 f5 1 3 . ac1 Ae7 1 4 . xd5
Axd5 1 5 . g4 h6 1 6. d2 g8 17. b1 !?
I . Zaitsev - Lupu, Bucharest 1 993.
4 6 . . .'Wd7 7. cxd5 xd5 8. Ad3 c5
9. 0-0 xc3 1 0 . bxc3 cxd4 1 1 . xd4 c6
1 2 . b1 Ac5 13. Ae3 O-O-O ?! 14. Ab5 Axd4
1 5 . Axd4 'Wd5 1 6. Axc6 Axc6 1 7. f3 h5
18 . a4 t Kupreichik - Vaganian, USSR 1 980.

4. c3 a6

b) 5. Ad3 !? c5 [5 . . . Ab5 6. Ac2 as 7. e2 ;t


(7. a4 Aa6 8. e2 c5 9 . d2 c6 1 0. f3
'Wb6 ! ) 7. . . c5 8. d xc5 'Wc7 9. a3 Aa6
1 0 . Aa4+ d7 1 1 . Ae3 e7 1 2 . Axd7+
'Wxd7 1 3 . d4 ;t ] 6. f3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Ab5
8. Ax b5+ axb5 9. o-o ;t ;
c ) 5 . d2 Ab5 ( 5 . . . c5 !? 6 . df3 c x d4
7. cxd4 'Wb6 8. h3 c6 9. a3 ge7 1 0 . b4
f5 1 1 . Ae3 h6 1 2 . Ad3 g5 1 3 . g4 xe3
14. fxe3 Ag7 Najer - Bauer, AC P Blitz 2004)
6. Ax b5+ a x b5 7. e2 d7 8. 0-0 h5 ?!
9 . f4 g6 1 0 . f3 b6 1 1 . h4 h6 12. d3
f5 1 3 . g3 Ae7 1 4 . Ag5 a7 1 5 . 'Wc1
f8 1 6 . g2 g7 17. h1 c4 1 8 . 'Wf4
Motylev - Rustemov, Tomsk 2004.
9 5. c4 d x c4 6. Axc4 Ac6 7. 0-0 e7
8. c3 h6 9. 'We2 d7 1 0 . d1 Lau
Benjam i n , New York 1 985 ;
5. c3 Ab4 6. Ae2 e7 7. 0-0 c5 8. a3 Axc3
9. bx c3 Aa4 1 0 . d x c5 eDbc6 1 1 . b1 'Wc7
1 2 . Af4 0-0 1 3 . Ad3 Prie - Bauer, French
Championshi p, Nantes 1 993 ;
5. c3 Ab5 6. bd2 c6 7. a4 Axf1 8. xf1
f6 9. g3 'Wd7 1 0 . h4 fxe5 1 1 . d x e5 d8
Ginzburg - Firman, Hengelo 2001 .

56

Table 1 : 1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5

S . . . tDe7 6. h4 !? [6. tDc3 !? cS (6 . . . h6


7. Ah4 gS B. Ag3 ttlfS 9. Ad3 ttlxg3 10. hxg3
cS 1 1 . d xcS AxcS 1 2 . 'Wd2 ) 7. Ad3 cxd4
8. tDxd4 Wb6 9. tDb3 tDbc6 1 0. 'We2 tDg6
1 1 . O-O-O ?! ( 1 1 . Axg6 h x g6 1 2 . O-O-O )
11 . . . d 4 ( 1 1 . . . tDg x eS ! 1 2 . tDxdS exdS 1 3 . f4
Ag4 -+) 1 2 . Axg6 hxg6 13. ttle4 00 Kavalek
Benjami n , U S Championship, Estes Park
1985] 6 . . . AbS 7. Ax bS+ axbS B. hS h6 9. Af4
d7 1 0. c3 ttlb6 1 1 . ttlbd2 tDc4 1 2 . b3 ttlxd2
13. 'Wxd2 c6 1 4 . h3 tDcB 1 S . f1 t Kii k
Karner, Helsinki 1 995.

b) 4. tDh3 !? Aa6 S. Axa6 tDxa6 6. 0-0 'Wd7


7. Ae3 tDe7 B. a4 tDbB 9. as tDbc6 1 0. axb6
c x b6 1 1 . c3 tDaS 1 2 . tDa3 t Veli mi rovie
Marie, Yugoslavia 1 966 ;

10

11
6 . . . dxc4 7. Axc4 Ac6 8. ttlc3 h6 9. Ah4
Ae7 1 0 . dS exdS 1 1 . tDxdS 'Wd7 1 2 . 0-0
AxdS 1 3 . AxdS Axh4 1 4 . e6 ! fxe6 1 S . tDeS
'WxdS 1 6 . WhS+ e7 17. ad1 +- Grosar
Sulava, Pula 1 992 .

1 2 1 1 . c1 ! Axf3 ( 1 1 . . . aS ? 1 2 . dS exdS
13. Ad3 ! ! +- Bronstein - Karner, Tallinn 1 981 )
1 2 . 'Wxf3 c6 1 3 . tDe4 t .
13

c) 4. tDf3 tDe7 !? [4 . . . 'Wd7 S . c4 !? tDe7


(S . . . Ab4+ !? 6. tDc3 tDe7 7. a3 Axc3+
B . bxc3 Aa6 9. cxdS WxdS 1 0. Axa6
tDxa6 1 1 . 0-0 tDbB = Ku preichik - Vaganian ,
Berli n 1 991 ) 6. tDc3 Ab7 7. Ae2 (7. Ae3 !
h6 B. c1 tDbc6 9 . a3 t Vol kov - Vagan ian ,
Aeroflot Open , Moscow 200S) tDbc6 B. 0-0
d xc4 9. Axc4 tDaS 1 0. AbS Ac6 1 1 . Ad3
tDdS 1 2 . Ad2 t Sax - Short, London 1 9BO]
S . tDc3 Aa6 6. Axa6 tDxa6 7. 0-0 'Wd7
B . tDe2 (B. 'We2 tDbB 9. a4 tDbc6 1 0. d1 t)
B . . . tDbB (B . . . cS 9. d xcS bxcS 1 0. tDg3 'WbS
1 1 . b3 h6 1 2 . c4 ! Wb7 1 3 . 'We2 t Svid ler
Rustemov, German League 2003/04) 9. ttlg3
tDbc6 1 0. b3 0-0-0 1 1 . Ab2 b7 1 2 . c4
tDfS 1 3 . 'We2 Ae7 14. ad1 gS U l i bin
Rustemov, Tomsk 2004 ; 4. f4 ?! ;
d ) 4. c4 !? d x c4 S . Axc4 Ab7 6. tDf3 tDe7
7. tDc3 'Wd7 B . 0-0 h6 9. 'We2 tDbc6 1 0. a3
tDaS 1 1 . Aa2 tDdS 1 2 . Ad2 t I . Zaitsev
Karner, Sochi 1 977 ;

3
2

--------

a) 4. AbS+ c6 (4 . . . Ad7 ?! S. Ad3 cS 6. c3


c6 7. tDf3 f6 B . 0-0 fxeS 9 . d x eS 'Wc7
10. e1 tDh6 1 1 . c4 ! d4 1 2 . tDa3 t Anand
Rogers, I nterzonal , Manila 1 990) S . Aa4
(5. Ad3 Aa6 6. tDf3 Axd3 7. 'Wxd3 t) S . . . bS
(5 . . . aS 6. c3 Aa6 7. tDe2 tDe7 B. 0-0 tDd7
9. e1 cB 1 0. tDg3 t Eren burg - Deutsch,
Tel Aviv 2002) 6. Ab3 cS 7. c3 tDe7 B . tDf3
ec6 9. 0-0 h6 1 0. Ae3 tDd7 1 1 . tDbd2
c4 1 2 . Ac2 b4 Shabalov - Seirawan, U S
Championsh ip, Chandler 1 997 ;

e) 4. f4 ?!.
14 a) S . a4 as (S . . . Aa6 6. Axa6 tDxa6
7. 'Wd3 'WcB B. b4 ttle7 9. bS ttlb8 1 0. ttld2 a6
1 1 . b1 ax bS 1 2 . axbS c6 Ye Jiangchuan
Ivanchuk, F I D E World Championship, Mos
cow 2001 ) 6. tDd2 (6. tDf3 t ; 6. f4 ?! tDe7
7. tDd2 hS B . tDdf3 Aa6 9 . Axa6 tDxa6
1 0. Ae3 tDfS 1 1 . Af2 Ae7 = Kupreichi k
Korchnoi , Sochi 1 970) 6 . . . tDe7 7. tDdf3 cS
B . Ad3 Aa6 9 . tDe2 Axd3 1 0. 'Wxd3 tDbc6
1 1 . 0-0 cxd4 1 2 . tDexd4 tDxd4 1 3 . tDxd4
ttlc6 14. tDbS AcS Ehlvest - Vaganian , 34 th
Olympiad, Istanbul 2000 ;

b) S . h4 Aa6 6. Axa6 tDxa6 7. hS cS


B . tDe2 f6 9 . Af4 tDe7 1 0 . tDd2 tDc6 1 1 . tDf3
cB 1 2 . 0-0 tDabB 1 3 . e1 t M ovsesian
Tibensky, Kaskady 2002 ;
c) S . Ae3 tDe7 6. f4 hS 7. tDd2 tDfS B. Af2
Aa6 9. Axa6 ttlxa6 1 0. tDe2 g6 1 1 . ttlf3 Ae7

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1 2 . 'Wd3 b8 1 3 . 0-0 cS 1 4 . c4 ;t Kupre


ichik - Vaganian, 44 th USSR Championship,
Moscow 1 976.
1 5 5 . . . e7 6. h4 cS 7. hS h6 8. b3 ?! Aa6
9. Axa6 xa6 1 0. 'We2 c7 1 1 . d xcS bxcS
1 2 . c4 c6 13. h4 ?! d4 14. bd2 O-O-O
Schm itt - Short, Montpell ier 2004 ; 5 . . . c5
6. a4 (6. h4 !? Aa6 7. Axa6 xa6 8. fie2 c7
9 . hS h6 ?! 1 0. AgS fS 1 1 . g4 ;t Blatny
Gonzalez Rodriguez, Bern 1 995) 6 . . . Aa6
7. Axa6 xa6 8. 'We2 c7 9. as ;t .
16 6 . . . hS 7. a3 Axa3 8. xa3 e7 9. g3
Aa6 1 0. h3 cS 1 1 . Axa6 xa6 1 2 . <i!?f1 cxd4
1 3 . cxd4 0-0-0 14. <;t>g2 <;t>b7 1 S . c3 c8
16. gs ;t Dvoiris - Vaganian, Istanbul 2003.
17 7. . . hS 8. c2 Aa6 9. Axa6 xa6
1 0. 0-0 fS 1 1 . AgS cS 1 2 . e3 xe3
1 3 . fxe3 bS 14. h4 b4 1 S . g6 ! fxg6
16. 'Wd3-+ Haba - Meszaros, Kecskemet
1 993.
18 9. h4 !?
19 0 9 . . . b8.
20 1 1 . c2 ( 1 1 . b3 cS 1 2 . c4) 1 1 . . .cS 1 2 . h4 !
c4 ? ( 0 1 2 . . . c6 1 3 . hS h6 ;t ) 1 3 . 'tYe2 hS
14. AgS Sveshn i kov - Vaganian , M oscow
1 985.
21
4 . . . AxcS S. 'Wg4 (S. Ad3 'Wb6 6. 'We2
c6 7. f3 f6 8 . 0-0 fxeS 9 . xeS
xeS 1 0. 'WxeS f6 1 1 . c3 o-o Bron
stein - Korchnoi, Herceg -Novi 1 970) S . . . e7
(S . . . <i!?f8 6. f3 e7 7. Ad3 bc6 8. 0-0 g6
9. 'Wg3 fic7 1 0 . e1 a6 1 1 . c3 ;t Karlovich
Alvarez Vila, Oropesa del M ar 2000) 6. b4
(6. 'Wxg7 g6 oo ) 6 . . . Ab6 7. 'Wxg7 ;t ( Keres)
7. . . g8 8. 'Wx h7 'Wc7 9. f3 bc6 1 0. Af4
d4 1 1 . c3 xf3+ 1 2 . g xf3 Ad7 1 3 . a4 as
14. bS d4 1S. c4 .
22 S. Af4 ?! AxcS 6. Ad3 'Wb6 !
[6 . . . ge7 ?! 7. f3 g6 8. Ag3 0-0 9 . 0-0
fS 1 0 . exf6 'Wxf6 1 1 . c4 !? 'Wx b2 1 2 . Axg6 !
( 1 2 . . .fixa1 ? 13. Ax h7+ <i!?xh7 14. 'Wc2+ <i!?g8
(14 . . . g6 1S. gS+ <i!?g7 16. c3 ) 1S. c3 )
12 . . . hxg6 13. cxdS ! oo Velimirovi6 - Kholmov,
Yugoslavia - USSR, Odessa 1 975] 7. Ag3
'Wx b2 8. d2 xeS + .

23

7
6

3
2

a) 6 . . . fS !? 7. c3 [7. 0-0 ge7 8. c3 0-0 9. b4


Ab6 10. bS aS 1 1 . bd2 Ad7 1 2 . Aa3 c8
1 3 . c1 AcS 14. Ab4 ( Keres - van Does
burg h , Unofficial Olympiad , M u n ich 1 936)
14 . . . g6 ! 1 S . 'Wa4 b6 00 ] 7. . . a6 8. bd2
ge7 9. b3 Aa7 1 0. 0-0 0-0 1 1 . e1 g6
Tarrasch - Lasker, St. Petersburg 1 914 ;
b) 6 . . .'Wc7 7. Af4 ge7 8. 'We2 g6 9. Ag3
a6 1 0 . c3 bS ( 1 0 . . . Ad7 1 1 . bd2 0-0 1 2 . h4
h6 ) 1 1 . bd2 Ab7 1 2 . h4 ;t Hankipohja
Sorri , Finland 1 967 ;
c ) 6 . . .f6 7. 'We2 ( 7. Af4 ? fxeS 8. xeS
'Wf6 -+) 7. . .fxeS [7. . .'Wc7 !? 8. AbS (8. Af4
gS ! 9. Ag3 g4 1 0. fd2 xeS =i= ; 8. exf6
xf6 =i=) 8 . . . fxeS (8 . . . <;t>f7 !? ) 9 . 'WxeS
'WxeS+ 1 0. xeS ge7 =i= ] 8. xeS f6
9. Af4 [9. 0-0 xeS 1 0. 'WxeS 0-0 1 1 . c4
'Wb6 1 2 . 'We2 Ad7 ( 1 2 . . . eS ! =i=) 1 3 . d2
ac8 Makropoulos - Hug, 21 s t Olympiad ,
N ice 1 974] 9 . . . 0-0 1 0. 0-0 e4 ( 1 0 . . .'We8 !
b. hS = G lek) 1 1 . xc6 bxc6 1 2 . Ae3
Axe3 1 3 . 'Wxe3 Becker - Maroczy, Carls
bad 1 929.
24 7. Af4 'Wb6 (7. . . g6 8. Ag3 fS 9. exf6
'Wxf6 1 0. Axg6+ 'Wxg6 1 1 . 0-0 0-0 = Polu
gaevsky - Antosh i n , Tbilisi 1 9S6) 8. 0-0
'Wx b2 9. bd2 'Wb6 ( 0 9 . . . g6 ! 1 0. b1
'Wa3 1 1 . Ag3 O-O =i=) 1 0. b3 ( 1 0. c4 !? h6
1 1 . 'Wc1 b4 1 2 . Ae2 Ad7 13. a3 a6
1 4 . b1 t Keres - Alexandrescu , Unofficial
Olympiad , M u n ich 1 936) 10 . . . g6 1 1 . Ag3
Ae7 1 2 . h4 Nimzowitsch - Spielmann, San
Sebastian 1 91 2 .

58

Table 1 : 1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5

25 9 . . . aS 1 0. a4 'iVbB ?! ( 1 0 . . .'iVb6 !?)


11. 'iVe2 Ab6 12. tDa3 0-0 1 3. tDbS tDa7 ?!
14. Ae3 Axe3 1S. 'iVxe3 tDx bS 16. a xbS b6
17. tDd4 fS 1 B. f4 Stein itz - Showalter, Vi
enna 1 B9B.

B . . .'iVc7 9. 'iVg3 [9. 'iVhS oo ; 9. AgS ?!


ttlg xeS (9 . . . a6) 1 0 . ttlxeS ttlxeS + ]
29

..

26 1 1 . tDc2 Ac7 1 2 . Axg6 h x g6


( 1 2 . . . fxg6 !?) 1 3 . Af4 'iVe7 1 4 . tDcd4 !;lcB
1S. 'iVd3 Ab6 N imzowitsch - Alekhine, St.
Petersburg 1 914.
27 a) 4 . . . tDc6 S . tDf3 (S. c3 cxd4 6. cxd4
'iVb6 7. tDf3 tDh6 + Atali k) S . . .'iVaS+ 6. c3
[6. Ad2 ?! ttlh6 ! 7. 'iVgS 'iVb6 B. b3 ttlfS 9. Ad3
ttlfxd4 1 0. tDxd4 ttlxd4 ( 1 0 . . . cxd4 1 1 . 0-0
'iVc7 1 2 . f4 =i= Atal ik) 1 1 . 0-0 Ad7 1 2 . ttlc3 h6
13. 'iVhS Ae7 14. !;lfe1 g6 1S. 'iVd1 hS 1 6. a4
Ac6 17. 'iVc1 h4 1B. h3 !;lhS + Popadic - Atalik,
Budva 2003] 6 . . . cxd4 7. tDxd4 [0 7. Ae2
d xc3 (7. . . hS I?) B. ttlxc3 tDge7 9. Ad2 aiS ]
7. . . fS (7. . . ttlxeS ! =i=) B. 'iVd1 ttlxd4 9 . 'iVxd4
ttle7 1 0 . Af4 tDc6 1 1 . 'iVd2 Ae7 =i= Hector
Dokhoian , Copenhagen 1 991 ;

b) 4 . . .'WaS+ !? S. c3 (S. ttld2 ttlc6 6. ttlgf3 ?


ttlh6 7. 'iVf4 ttlb4 B. d1 c4 + Nei - Gleizerov,
Osterskar 1 995 ; S . Ad2 'iVb6 6. b3 cxd4
7. ttlf3 tDc6 B . Ad3 tDb4 9 . 0-0 ttlxd3
1 0. cxd3 ttle7 1 1 . ttla3 Ad7 Pinski
Zontakh, Kazimierz Dolny 2001 ) S . . . cxd4
6. 'iVxd4 (6. tDf3 tDc6 7. Ad3 d x c3 B . ttlxc3
d4 9 . tDxd4 'iVxeS+ 1 0. Ae3 ttlf6 1 1 . 'iVh4
ttlxd4 1 2 . 'iVxd4 'iVxd4 1 3 . Axd4 Ad7 =i=)
6 . . . ttlc6 7. 'Wf4 tDge7 B . Ad3 ttlg6 9 . Axg6
hxg6 1 0. ttlf3 'iVa6 1 1 . ttlgS ttldB 1 2 . ttld2 'iVd3
1 3 . ttlb3 b6 14. Ad2 ( 1 4 . ttld4 Aa6 1 S . 'iVf3
'Wxf3 16. ttlg xf3 f6 1 7. Ae3 gS 1 B . g4 Ad3 =i=)
14 . . . Ad7 1S. 0-0-0 !;lcB 1 6. Ae1 Wa6 =i= I. Ra
binovich - Botvinnik, Moscow 1 937.
28 6 'Wc7 !1 7. 0-0 tDxeS (7. . . f6 B . Ax h7
ttlxeS 9. ttlxeS fxeS 10. Ag6+ dB 1 1 . h3 ttlf6
1 2 . 'iVd1 Ad6 1 3 . c3 d x c3 1 4 . tDxc3 Ad7 +
Smyslov - Lisitsyn, M oscow 1 942) B. tDxeS
WxeS 9. Af4 ttlf6 1 0. 'Wg3 ( 1 0. AbS+ Ad7
11. Axd7+ xd7 1 2 . 'Wg3 'WfS +) 10 . . .'WhS oo ;
6 . . . 16 7. Ax h7 tDxeS B . ttlxeS fxeS 9 . 'iVg6+
e7 1 0 . AxgB !;lxgB oo Baranov - Yakhi n ,
USSR 1 974.
...

9 .ld7 10. h4 !;lcB 1 1 . hS ttlge7 1 2 . ttlbd2 f6


1 3 . ttlb3 fxeS 1 4 . tDxeS ttlxeS 1 S . !;lxeS
tDc6 1 6. Af4 .... ; 9 .lc51! 1 0 . h4 fB
( 1 0 . . . 0-0 1 1 . hS tDhB 1 2 . tDgS g6 1 3 . tDf3 )
1 1 . hS ttlge7 N i mzowitsch - Szekely,
Kecskemet 1 927 ; 9 15 ; 9 .id7 ;t ; 9 16
1 0. Axg6+ h x g6 1 1 . c3 d3 1 2 . 'Wxg6+ Wf7
1 3 . 'iVxd3 fxeS =i= Yukhtman - Matulovic,
U S S R - Yugoslavia, Kiev 1 9S9 ; 9 b4
1 0. ttlxd4 tDxd3 1 1 . cxd3 .
..

..

30 9. a3 !1 Ad7 ! [ 9 . . . 0-0 10. h4 ( 1 0 . ttlbd2


fS 1 1 . 'Wg3 as 1 2 . tDb3 'Wb6 1 3 . h4 a4
14. hS !? 00 Gershkovich - Petrosian , Tbi lisi
1 945) 1 0 . . .Wc7 (10 . . . ttlxh4 ? 11. Ax h7+ x h7
1 2 . tDgS+ AxgS 1 3 . AxgS 'iVc7 14. 'iVxh4+
gB 1S. Af6 +-) 1 1 . AgS ( 1 1 . Axg6 fxg6
1 2 . tDbd2 !;lfS =i=) 11 . . . AxgS 1 2 . hx gS ]
1 0. b4 'iVc7 1 1 . bS hS 1 2 . 'iVg3 h4 1 3 . 'iVg4
tDcxeS 1 4 . tDxeS tDxeS 1 S . 'iVxg7 !;lhS ! =i= ;
9. h41! Axh4 + .
9 .ld7 1 0. cxd4 ttlb4 1 1 . !;ld1 hS
31
1 2 . Wh3 ttlxd3 13. !;lxd3 Aa4 14. b3 AbS =i= ;
9 0-0 1 0 . cxd4 tDb4 1 1 . !;ld1 fS 1 2 . 'iVhS
'iVeB 13. tDe1 Ad7 14. ttlc3 'iVf7 1S. Ae2
!;lfcB Honfi - Uhlmann, Leipzig 1 9B2 .
..

32 1 1 . Ad2 ( 1 1 . a3 I?) 1 1 . . .ttlb4 1 2 . Ab1


!;lcB 1 3 . a3 ttlc6 ( 1 3 . . . ttla6 14. Ad3
tDcS 1 S . Ac2 aiS) 14. Ad3 O-O =i= Svesh
n i kov - Komarov, Vrnjacka Banja 1 999 ;
14 . . . ttlaS !? =i=.

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33 4 cxd4 S. Wxd4 !? (S. Ad3 lOe? !?


6. 0-0 lOg6 !? 7. Axg6 h x g6 B. Wxd4 lOc6
9. Wf4 = Short) S . . . lOc6 6. Wf4 Wc? 7. lOc3
a6 8. Ad3 lOge? 9. 0-0 lOg6 1 0. Wg3 lOg xeS
1 1 . lOxeS lOxeS 1 2 . !;!e1 f6 1 3 . lOxdS exdS
14 . f4 00 Velimirovi6 - Kholmov, Yugoslavia
U S S R , Odessa 1 9?5 ; 4 1rb6 S . Ad3 cxd4
6. 0-0 lOd? 7. lObd2 lOe? B . lOb3 lOc6
9. !;!e1 g6 1 0 . Af4 Ag? 1 1 . Wd2 0-0 1 2 . h4
Y!ic? ?! Keres - Stahlberg, 6 th Olympiad, War
saw 1 935 ; 1 2 . . . aS !? ;! .

1 0. lObxd4 0-0 1 1 . c4 t ( Keres) 1 1 . . . lOxd4


12. lOxd4 Wb6 13. lOf3 t ;
c) 6 . . . AcS 7. lObd2 (7. a3 lOge? 8. lObd2 lOg6
9. lOb3 Ab6 1 0. !;!e1 Ad? 1 1 . g3 f6 1 2 . Axg6+
h xg6 1 3 . Wd3 f? 14. h4 WgB ! 1 S . Ad2
Y!ih? 16. Ab4 gS ! + Bondarevsky - Botvinnik,
Leningrad/Moscow 1 941 ; 7. c3 I?) ? . . lOge?
B. lOb3 Ab6 9. Af4 lOg6 1 0. Ag3 ( 1 0 . Ax g6
hxg6 1 1 . !;!e1 Ad? 1 2 . Ag3 !;!cB 13. !;!e2 lOe?
14. lObxd4 lOfS 1 S . lOxfS g xfS =F Levenfish
Botvinnik, Len ingrad 1 93?) 1 0 . . .1S 1 1 . h4 0-0
1 2 . hS lOhB oo ;
d ) 6 . . . Ad? 7. !;!e1 h6 B . a3 AcS ( B . . . lOge?)
9 . lObd2 lOge? 1 0. b4 ! Ab6 11. lOb3
a6 1 2 . Ab2 0-0 1 3 . Wd2 ?! Hodgson
Morozevich , Amsterdam 1 996 ; 1 3 . lObxd4
lOxd4 14. lOxd4 t.

34

S. dxcS see 4. dxcS.

35

36 7. ge1 lOg6 B . lObd2 [B. a3 ?! Ad?


(B . . . Ae? 9. lObd2 0-0 1 0. lOb3 fS ;! )
9. b4 Wc? 1 0. We2 Ae? 1 1 . b S lOaS
1 2 . AgS ? ( 1 2 . lOxd4 =F Short) 1 2 . . . lOc4 ?!
Short - Bareev, Ti lburg 1 991 ; 12 . . . AxgS
13. lOxgS lOc4 -+ Short] 8 . . . Ae? 9. lOb3 0-0
1 0. lObxd4 Ad? ;! ; 7. bd2.
37 8 1rb6?! 9. lObd2 Wx b2 [9 . . . lOb4 !?
1 0. lOb3 ( 1 0. Axg6 fxg6 !? 1 1 . lOb3 Ae?
1 2 . lOfx d4 O-O ;! Gurevich) 1 0 . . . lOxd3
1 1 . Wxd3 Ad? 1 2 . lOfxd4 Ae? 1 3 . f4 0-0
14. h1 hB !? ( 1 4 . . .16 1 S . exf6 Axf6
1 6 . c3 00 Gurevich) 1 S . Ae1 ( 1 S . fS ? exfS
1 6. lOxfS AbS + ) 1 S . . . aS ;! Seul - Gurevich ,
Bad Godesberg 1 996 ; 1S . . .Y!ia6 !? 1 6 . 1rxa6
bxa6 ;! Gurevich] 1 0. lOb3 [ 1 0 . !;!b1 1rxa2
( 1 0 . . .Wc3 1 1 . h4 !? t ) 1 1 . lOb3 t Gurevich] ;
8 15 9. exf6 (9. h4?! hS =F) 9 . . . gxf6 10. lOxd4
lOxd4 1 1 . Axg6+ hxg6 1 2 . 1rxd4 ;! .
...

a) 6 . . .16 !? 7. AbS [7. We2 (? . .Wc? B. Af4


gS 9. Ag3 g4 1 0. lOh4 fS 1 1 . lOd2 ?! ( 1 1 . f3)
1 1 . . . Ah6 1 2 . lOxfS ?! ( 1 2 . f4 (0 ) 1 2 . . . exfS
1 3 . e6 Wg? ! t Kogan - G lek, Copenhagen
1 996) 7. . .1xeS B. lOxeS lOf6 9 . AgS (9. Af4
Ad6 1 0. lOd2 0-0 1 1 . !;!ae1 Wc? ; 9 . AbS
WC? =F 1 0. c3 d3 ! ; 9 . lOd2 lOxeS 1 0. WxeS
Ad6 1 1 . Wxd4 eS =F ) 9 . . . Ad6 ? Rauzer Grigoriev, Odessa 1929 ; 9 . . . lOxeS ! 10. Y!ixeS
Ad6 ! 1 1 . Wxd4 0-0 1 2 . lOd2 Wc? 1 3 . Wh4
h6 =F ] 7. . . Ad? B. Axc6 bxc6 9 . Wxd4 fxeS
(9 . . .Wb6 !?) 1 0. WxeS lOf6 1 1 . Af4 AcS ;!
Alekhine - Euwe, Nottingham 1 936 ;
b) 6 . . .1S 7. lObd2 ! (7. a3 as B. AbS Ad?
9. Axc6 bxc6 1 0. Wxd4 cS 1 1 . Wf4 lOh6
1 2 . c4 d4 =F Crosa - Leitao, Sao Paulo 2002)
7. . . lOge? B . lOb3 lOg6 9 . !;!e1 Ae? (9 . . .Wb6
1 0. a4 !? Ab4 1 1 . Ad2 Axd2 1 2 . Wxd2 t )

. ..

38 9 . !;!e1 Wb6 1 0. lObd2 Ad? 1 1 . lOb3


!;!cB 1 2 . a3 a6 13. h4 AdB 14. Y!id2 Keres
Hazenfuss, Kemeri 1 93?
39 9 . . . 0-0 1 0. h4 [ 1 0. lOb3 Ad? ( 1 0 . . .1S
1 1 . exf6 g xf6 1 2 . lOfxd4 eS 1 3 . lOfS e4
1 4 . lOxe?+ Wxe? 1 S . AbS fS 1 6 . f4 00
Stocek - Matlak, Czech League 1 999/2000)
1 1 . lObxd4 lOxd4 1 2 . lOxd4 Wb6 13. Axg6
fxg6 14. Wd2 g5 ! = ] 10 . . . f5 00 .

60

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40 10. h3 0-0 1 1 . ge1 tLlh4 1 2 . Axh4 Axh4


13. tLlb3 Ad? 1 4 . tLlxh4 Wxh4 1 S . AbS =
Hodgson - Ree, Wijk aan Zee 1 986.
41
1 1 . tLlh4 ( 1 1 . ge1 eS 1 2 . tLlh4 tLlxh4
13. WhS+ d? 14. Axh4 c? 1S. Ag3
Ad6 + Kivisto - Tukmakov, M oscow 1 985)
11 . . . tLlgeS ( 1 1 . . . tLlxh4 ! 1 2 . WhS+ d?
13. Wxh4 eS 1 4 . c4 d xc3 1 S . bxc3 c? =F ;
1 1 . . . f? 1 2 . WhS fS oo ; 1 1 . . .fS 1 2 . tLlxg6
hxg6 13. tLlf3 Af6 14. ge1 55) 1 2 . WhS+
g;,d? 13. AbS We8 14. We2 a6 1S. Axc6+
tLlxc6 1 6. c4 ( 1 6. C4 55 ) 16 . . . d xc3 17. bxc3
[ 1 7. tLle4 ?! tLld4 ( 1 ? . . c x b2 1 8 . Wx b2 Wf?
19. tLlc3 ) 1 8 . Wd3 c x b2 1 9 . Wxd4 bxa1 W
20. gxa1 Wf? + ] 1 ? . . Wf? 1 8 . gad1 gd8
( 1 8 . . . e8 1 9 . c4 ) 1 9 . tLlc4 AcS 20. tLle3
tLle? 2 1 . h1 e8 Spraggett - Gu revich ,
Havana 1 986.

8. b4 Ab6 9 . bS !) 8 . . .Wc? ! 9. We2 tLld?


1 0. Af4 f6 ! ;
d) 6. Ad3 b6 7. AgS 'Wd? 8. 0-0 Aa6 9. dxcS
bxcS 1 0. Axa6 tLlxa6 1 1 . c4 ! Sveshnikov
Lputian , Moscow 1 989.
43 S. Ad3 Ad? [S . . . cxd4 6 . cxd4 tLlc6
(6 . . . Ad? = Keres) 7. tLlf3 Ad? see 4 . . . tLlc6]
6. We2 !? (6. d xcS AxcS 7. We2) 6 . . . cxd4
7. tLlf3 tLlc6 8. 0-0 tLlge? !? 9 . a3 55 Garcia
Cardenas Serrano, Havana 1 991 .
44

5
4
3
2

--------

a) 6. h4 tLld? 7. hS f6 ! Sveshnikov
Kovacevic, Belgrade 1 988 ;
b) 6. Ae3 !? tLld? 7. Ad3 as 8 . tLlbd2 cxd4
9. cxd4 a4 1 0. a3 Ae? 1 1 . h4 ! Kupreichi k
Kovacevic, LjubljanaiPortoroz 1 989 ; 1 1 . 0-0
f6 1 2 . exf6 tLlxf6 1 3 . tLleS ;
c) 6 . AgS Wd? ?! ( 6 . . . Wb6 ) 7. d xcS AxcS
8. Ad3 Sveshnikov - Zeller, Boblingen 1 991 ;

7
6
5
4
3

42 4 . . . tLle? S. tLlf3 tLlec6 (S . . . tLlfS 6. h4


Ae? 7. Ad3 cxd4 8. cxd4 tLlc6 9 . AxfS exfS
10. AgS ! Sveshnikov - Agrinsky, M oscow
1998)

--------

6. a3 - See Table 2 on page 64 ff.


6. a3 !? cxd4 7. cxd4 Ab4+ [? . . tLlc6
8. Ae2 Ab4+ 9. f1 !? Ae? 1 0 . h4 f6
1 1 . gh3 ! tLlh6 ? ! ( 0 1 1 . . . fxeS 1 2 . d x eS AcS
1 3 . gg3 Axf2 1 4 . gxg? tLlge? 1 S . Ad3
AcS oo ) 1 2 . Axh6 gxh6 13. Wd2 t Kupreichi k
Timoshchenko, Odessa 1 968] 8 . Ad2 tLlc6
9. tLlc2 as 1 0. Ad3 Axd2+ 1 1 . Wxd2 tLlge? ;
1 1 . . . tLlb4 ?! (Kupreichik - Zlotnik, Cheliabinsk
1 9?5) 1 2 . tLlx b4 Wx b4 1 3 . Wx b4 a x b4
14. g;,d2 ! ;
6. bd2

a) 6 . . . aS ?! 7. Ad3 tLlc6 8. dxcS Axcs 9. We2 !


tLlge? ?! (9 . . . a4 1 0 . b4 ax b3 1 1 . ttlx b3 Ae?
1 2 . O-O !) 1 0. tLlb3 a4 1 1 . tLlxcS WxcS
1 2 . O-O Erenburg ...., Gunnarsson, Pardubice
2003 ;
b) 6 . . . tLlh6 7. ttlb3 ! Aa4 8. Axh6 g x h6
9 . d xcS AxcS 1 0. Wd2 Ax b3 1 1 . a x b3 tLlc6
1 2 . Wc2 gc8 1 3 . ga4 ! Dvoiris - Ei ngorn ,
Genf 2001 ;
c) 6 . . . AbS !? ;

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d) 6 . . . cxd4 7. !Dxd4 (7. !Db3) 7. . . !Dc6


8. !D2f3 !Dxd4 9. !Dxd4 Ac5 1 0. 'Wg4 !De7
1 1 . Ad3 Axd4 1 2 . 'Wxd4 'Wxd4 1 3 . cxd4
!Df5 14. Ae3 !Dxe3 1 5 . fxe3 !:!c8 = Bareev
Eingorn, Chalkidiki 2002 ;

46

6. 'Wb3 !? !Dc6 (6 . . . c4 ?! 7. 'Wc2 ;t ; 6 . . .'Wxb3


7. axb3 !Dc6 8. d xc5 !? Axc5 9. b4 Ab6 ;t ;
6 . . . cxd4 7. 'Wx b6 ax b6 8 . !Dxd4 ! ;t) 7. !Da3
!Da5 8. 'Wx b6 axb6 9. !Dc2 !De7 1 0. Ae2 ;t
Aseev - Rustemov, St. Petersburg 1 997 ;
1 0. Ad3 !?
45 6 . . . c6 See 4 . . . ttlc6 ; 6
Ab5

3
2

--------

cxd4 7. cxd4

a) 7. 0-0 Axe2 8. 'Wxe2 'Wa6 !? 9. 'Wd1


!Dd7 ! (9 . . . c4 1 0. !:!e1 !Dc6 1 1 . !Dbd2 0-0-0
1 2 . !Df1 ;t Hecht - Karpov, M oscow 1 977)
1 0. Ae3 ( 1 0. d xc5 !? Kaidanov) 10 . . . !De7 ?
( 1 0 . . . !:!c8 ! ) 1 1 . d x cS ! !Dg6 1 2 . b4 ;t Svesh
ni kov - Zlotnik, Odessa 1 975 ;
b) 7. d xc5 !? Axc5 8. b4 [8. 0-0 Axe2
(8 . . . a5 ?! 9. Ax b5+ 'Wx b5 1 0. !Da3 ! Axa3 ?!
1 1 . bx a3 !De7 12. a4 'Wc4 13. !:! b1 G u l ko
Vitolins, Tbi lisi 1 979) 9. 'Wxe2 'Wa6 (9 . . . a5 !?
1 0. a4 !De7 1 1 . !Da3 0-0 1 2 . !DbS !Dd7 !
1 3 . Ad2 !Dc6 = Lobzhanidze - Vol kov, Bad
Worishofen 1 999) 1 0. 'Wc2 !Dd7 1 1 . a4
!:!c8 1 2 . !Dbd2 !De7 M ovsesian - Vol kov,
I C C 2004] 8 . . . Axf2+ 9 . f1 Ad7 1 0. 'Wd2
[ 1 0. c4 ttla6 !? 1 1 . c5 ttlxc5 1 2 . bxc5 Axc5 oo ;
1 0 . . . d xc4 ?! 1 1 . !Da3 ! a6 ? 1 2 . !Dxc4 'Wa7
1 3 . !Dd6+ f8 ( 1 3 . . . e7 1 4 . Ag5+ f6
1 5 . exf6+ g x f6 1 6 . !De4 +-) 14. !Dc8 !
1-0, Rogers - Sribar, Wijk aan Zee 1 977]
10 . . . !Dh6 ! 1 1 . Ad3 ? ? ( 1 1 . c4 ; 1 1 . a4 !?)
1 1 . . . ttlg4 + Svidler - Shirov, Leon 2004 ;

--------

a) 8 . 0-0 Axe2 9 . 'Wxe2 !Dc6 [9 . . .'Wa6


10. 'Wd1 ( 1 0 . 'Wxa6 ttlxa6 =) 10 . . . ttlc6 1 1 . Ae3
ttlge7 1 2 . ttlc3 ttlf5 13. g4 ttlxe3 14. fxe3 Ae7
1 5 . !De2 ;t Rozentalis - Schm idt, Zakopane
2000] 1 0. Ae3 !Dge7 1 1 . !Dc3 !Df5 1 2 . !:!fc1
( 1 2 . g4 !Dxe3 1 3 . fxe3 Ae7 = ) 1 2 . . . Ae7
13. ttla4 'Wd8 14. a3 0-0 15. b4 'Wd7 16. !Dc5
Axc5 1 7. !:!xc5 !:!fc8 = Hoffman - Psakhis,
Benasque 1 994 ;

c ) 8 . Ax b5+ 'Wx b5 9 . !Dc3 Ab4 1 0. Ad2


'Wa6 = Glek ;

c) 7. Ae3 ! ? N Axe2 8. 'Wxe2 !Dc6 9. 0-0 a6


1 0. !Dbd2 !? cxd4 ( 1 0 . . .'Wx b2 1 1 . c4 ! cxd4
1 2 . !:!ab1 'Wxa2 13. ttlxd4 55 ) 11. !Dxd4 !Dxd4
1 2 . Axd4 Ac5 1 3 . 'Wg4 g6 = Kupreichi k
Haba, Regensburg 2000.

d ) 8 . !Dc3 Axe2 9 . !Dxe2 !De7 (9 . . . Ab4+ !?


1 0. Ad2 !De7 =) 1 0. 0-0 !Dd7 1 1 . !Df4 h5
1 2 . 'Wd3 g6 13. Ad2 !Df5 1 4 . !:!fc1 ;t N aka
mura - Paschal l , Bermuda 2003.

47 7. . . d xc4 !? 8. !Dc3 (8. a4 Ac6


9. ttla3 ) 8 . . . cxd4 9. ttlxd4 Aa6 !? (9 . . . Ac6 ;
9 . . . Ad7 ?! ;t ) 1 0 . Ae3 ( 1 0 . 0-0 !Dd7 1 1 . 'Wa4
'Wb4 1 2 . 'Wx b4 Ax b4 1 3 . !Dcb5 Ax b5

b) 8 . 'Wb3 Axe2 9. 'Wx b6 a x b6 1 0 . xe2


ttle7 1 1 . ttlc3 !Dec6 = ;

62

Table 1 : 1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5

49 1 0 . 0-0 ttlc6 1 1 . d xcS AxcS 1 2 . a3


WbS 1 3 . ttle4 ( 1 3 . We2 ttlge7 14. ttlxc4
ttlfS 1S. b4 ;!; Galdunts - Gavrilov, Naberezh
nye Chelny 1 988) 13 . . . ttlge7 14. Ae3 gd8
1 S . We2 Axe3 1 6 . ttld6+ gxd6 17. exd6
Axf2+ 18. gxf2 ;!; Adams - i liescas Cordoba,
Las Palmas 1 994 .

14. ttlxbS e7 00 ) 1 0 . . .WaS ( 0 1 0 . . .Wx b2)


11. f4 ttlh6 12. Wc2 ( 1 2 . Wd2 ttld7 13. Af3 56)
1 2 . . . AcS 1 3 . 0-0 56 Yagupov - Rustemov,
Moscow 1 994.
8 . . . dxc4 9. dS exdS (9 . . . ttle7 1 0. dxe6
'Wxe6 ! 1 1 . ttlc3 ttlec6 ! 1 2 . 0-0 Ae7 13. AgS !
0-0 14. Axe7 ttlxe7?! 1S. ttle4 ttld7 16. tDfgS
'Wc6 1 7. Wc2 ! h6 1 8 . gad1 ttldS 1 9 . ttlc3
hxgS 20. gxdS ;!; , Goloshchapov - Vol kov,
Abu Dhabi 200S) 1 0. WxdS ttle7 1 1 . We4
( 1 1 . Wxc4 Wb4+ 1 2 . ttlbd2 Wxc4 1 3 . ttlxc4
ttlg6 1 4 . h4 hS 1 S . AgS ;!; Sax - Dreev,
Tilburg 1 992) 1 1 . . .Wc6 ( 1 1 . . . ttld7 1 2 . 0-0
Wc6 1 3 . Wxc4 ttlb6 1 4 . We2 ttledS 1 S . a4
Zaitsev - Doda, Riga 1 968) 1 2 . Wxc4 Wa6 !
( 1 2 . . . ttld7 1 3 . 0-0 ttlb6 1 4 . We2 ttledS
1S. a4 Salem - Volzh i n , Abu Dhabi 2001 )
13. We4 ( 1 3. ttla3 ;!; Zlotnik) 1 3 . . . ttlbc6
14. ttlbd2 O-O-O ? Zaitsev - Krasnov, USSR
1968 ; 1 4 . . . ttld4 ! 1S. ttlxd4 cxd4 16. Wxd4
tDC6 56 .
48

50 10 'Wa5 1 1 . 0-0 ttlc6 1 2 . ttlxc4 Wa6


1 3 . ttld6+ !? Axd6 14. exd6 cxd4 1 S . d7+ !
e7 1 6 . ttlxd4 ttlf6 1 7. ttlfS+ ! - Wolf
Gerbich, corr. 1 988 ;
. . .

10 'Wb5 1 1 . 0-0 [ 1 1 . We2 cxd4 1 2 . ttlxd4


'WdS 13. tD4f3 ! (13. tD2f3 AcS 14. Ae3 Axd4
1 S . Axd4 ttlc6 1 6 . 0-0-0 ttlge7 00 Ivel l
Beliavsky, London 1 985) 1 3 . . . ttld7 14. ttlxc4
gc8 1 S . ttle3 We4 1 6 . b4 ;!; Howel l - Mestel,
Swansea 1 987] 1 1 . . . ttle7 (11 . . . ttlc6) 1 2 . ttle4
ttldS 13. dxcS ttld7 (13 . . . AxcS 14. 'We2 ttld7
1 S . b4 Ae7 1 6. AgS 56 ) 14. ttld6+ Axd6
1S. cxd6 O-O ?! lI Iescas Cordoba - Beliavsky,
Madrid 1 995 ; 1S . . . c3 ! .
. . .

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Table 2
1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 'Wb6 5. f3
.td7 6. a3 !?

10

11

12

as

b3 ! 51
tOa6 52

Ae3
&tea

Ad3
tOe7 53

0-0 54
tOfS 55

AxfS
exfS

tObd2 !?56 e4
!Le7
!Le6 57

exd4

exd4
AbS

AxbS+
'Wx bS

tOe3
'Wa6 58

Ad2 !? 59
tOd7 60

b4 !? 61
'Wd3 62

tOe263
&tea

0-0
tOe7 64

dS
a-a-a !

d6 68
f6

tOx bS
'Wx bS

'We2
tOxeS

tOxeS
fxeS 69

tOe3
'We6 74

tOa4 ! 75
as !? 76

Ad2 D
axb4

axb4 77
'Wa6 78

00

9
10 . . .
AbS

e4 65
tOe3 67
dxe4 !? 66 tOe6

11

b4
exd4 70

AxbS+ 71 exd4 72
'WxbS
tOd7 73

64

13

Table 2 : 4. c3 'Wb6 5. tilf3 Ad7 6. a3 !?

7. .le2 a4 (7. . . tDe7 8. d xcS Y!ic7 9. b4


bc6 1 0 . Ab2 ttlxeS 1 1 . ttlbd2 tD7g6 1 2 . c4
dxc4 13. 0-0 Ae7 14. ttlxeS ttlxeS 1S. f4 ttlg6
16. ttlxc4 ;t Sveshnikov - Dambrauskas, Vi l
nius 1 997) 8. 0-0 tDc6 9. Ad3 tDaS 10. Ac2
c4 1 1 . ttlgS !? 00 Sveshnikov - Volkov, Dubai
2002 ; ( 1 1 . a2) ;

1 6. AxcS+ Y!ixcS 1 7. ac1 Y!ib6 1 8. Y!id7 55


Shirov - Anand , F I D E World Championshi p
( 1 ), New DelhifTeheran 200 0 ;

51

7 .id3
.

...
8

7
6

a) 7. . . AbS 8. 0-0 Axd3 9 . Y!ixd3 tDc6


10. dxcS AxcS 1 1 . c4 Y!ia6 1 2 . ttlbd2 ttlge7 =
Suetin - Lputian, Daugavpils 1 978 ;
b) 7. . . cxd4 !? 8. cxd4 tDc6 9 . 0-0 tDxd4
10. ttlxd4 Y!ixd4 1 1 . ttlc3 ( 1 1 . Y!ie2 55 )
b1 ) 1 1 . . . tDe7 1 2 . tDbS Y!ixeS 1 3 . e1 Y!ib8
14. Y!if3 Ax bS ! 1 S . Ax bS+ tDc6 1 6 . Y!ixdS
'Wd6 ! 17. Y!iC4 55 I. Zaitsev - Lem pert, M os
cow 1 994 ;
b2) 1 1 . . . c8 1 2 . Y!ie2 tDe7 1 3 . g;,h1 Y!ih4 !?
14. f4 tDfS 1S. AxfS exfS 16. tDxdS Acs
17. Ae3 o-o ;t Vel imirovi6 - lvkov, Titograd
1 965 ;
b3) 1 1 . . . tDh6 1 2 . tDbS Y!ixeS 1 3 . e1 Y!ib8
14. Y!if3 Ad6 1 S . tDxd6+ Y!ixd6 1 6. Af4
'We7 17. Wg3 f6 55 I . Zaitsev - Geller, Moscow
1982 ;
b4) 1 1 . . .Y!ib6 1 2 . Y!ig4 g 6 ( 1 2 . . . fS 1 3 . exf6 ?!
xf6 14. Y!ig3 Ae7 ! 1 S . Y!ixg7 g8 1 6 . Wh6
'Wd4 1 7. d1 Y!ig4 1 8 . Af1 g6 1 9 . Y!if4
WhS 20. Ae2 Y!ih3 2 1 . Y!if3 eS ! =+= Steinberg - Shilov, Kharkov 1 967 ; 1 3 . Y!ig3 55 )
13. Ae3 AcS 14. ttla4 Axa4 1S. Wxa4+ g;,f8

c ) 7. . . a4 8. 0-0 AbS 9. c 4 d x c4 1 0 . Ae2


cxd4 1 1 . ttlxd4 ttlc6 1 2 . ttlx bS Wx bS 13. ttlc3
WxeS 14. Axc4 55 Sveshnikov - M inev, Mos
cow 1 977.
d) 7. . . ttlc6 8. Ac2 ttlh6 9. 0-0 c8 (9 . . . cxd4
1 0 . cxd4 tDfS 1 1 . AxfS exfS 1 2 . tDc3 00 Pre
dojevi6) 1 0 . d xcS ( 1 0 . h3 !? cxd4 1 1 . cxd4
ttlfS 1 2 . AxfS exfS 13. ttlc3 Ae6 ;t) 1 0 . . . AxcS
1 1 . b4 ?! axb4 1 2 . axb4 Axf2+ 13. xf2 ttlg4
14. tDd4 ( 1 4 . Y!ie2 Y!ixf2+ 1 S . Y!ixf2 tDxf2
1 6. g;,xf2 tDxb4 =+=) 14 . . . ttlxf2 1S. g;,xf2 ttlxeS
1 6. Y!ihS = , Krapivin - Zakharevich , St. Pe
tersburg 200S.
52 7. . . ti)e7 8. d xcS (8. Ae2 cxd4 9. cxd4
AbS 1 0 . Ax bS+ Y!ix bS 1 1 . tDc3 Y!ia6 1 2 . a4
tDec6 1 3 . tDbS Y!ib6 = Zviagintsev - Volkov,
St. Petersburg 1 999) 8 . . .Y!ixcS 9. c4 Wc7
1 0 . tDc3 Ac6 1 1 . Ab2 tDd7 1 2 . cxdS
tDxdS 13. tDbS Y!ib6 ( Delchev - Vol kov, 8a
tumi 2002) 14. Ad4 !? (Psakhis) 1 4 . . . AcS
1S. AxcS WxcS 16. c1 ;t ;
7. . . ti)c6 8 . Ae3 tDh6 9 . Ad3 tDfS 1 0. AxfS
exfS 1 1 . 0-0 cxd4 1 2 . cxd4 h6 1 3 . tDc3
Ae6 14. tDa4 Y!ibS 1 S . tDe1 Ae7 1 6 . tDd3
c8 1 7. tDacS 0-0 1 8 . c1 fe8 1 9 . c3
ttla7 20. a4 Wb6 21. WhS ;t Vorobiov - Volkov,
Moscow 2004.
53 9 ti)h6?! 1 0. Axh6 g x h6 1 1 . 0-0 Ag7
1 2 . a2 cxd4 1 3 . cxd4 AbS 14. d2 ?!
(14. Ax bS+ Y!ix bS 1S. c2 0-0 16. Y!ic1 ;t
c6 1 7. xc6 bxc6 1 8 . Y!ie3 cS 1 9. c1
c8 20. tDbd2 ;t) 14 . . . 0-0 1S. Ax bS Wx bS =
Sveshnikov - Volkov, Togliatti 2003 ;
. ..

9 c4 !? 1 0 . bxc4 Y!ib2 1 1 . tDbd2 Y!ixc3


1 2 . Y!ib1 d x c4 1 3 . Ae2 Axa3 14. 0-0 Y!ib2
1S. a2 Wx b1 16. x b1 55 .
..

54

1 0. dxcS tDxcS 1 1 . Ac2 Wa6 00 Svidler.

55

10 . . . AbS 1 1 . c4 .

56 1 2 . e1 Svidler - Volkov, Russian


Championship, Krasnoyarsk 2003.

65

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57 14. exd5 Axd5 1 5 . e4 'Wg6 1 6. e1


0-0 17. d xe5 Axe4 1 8 . xe4 xe5 1 9 . b4
( 1 9. AxeS xe5 20. 'Wd7 xe4 2 1 . bxe4
Axa3 22. 'Wx b7 Ae5 ) 1 9 . . . axb4 20. axb4
ed8 21 . 'Wb1 e6 22. b5 d5 23. fe1 fd8
24. 'Wb3 ;;t .

1 0 . . . tDe7 1 1 . b4 tDf5 ( 1 1 . . .'Wd3 1 2 . 'Wa4+


tDd7 13. b5 0-0-0 14. e1 + e6 15. xe6+
1-0 KIOnter - Hank, Cologne 1 995) 1 2 . g4
e7 1 3. b5 'Wb6 1 4 . 'We2 d7 1 5 . a4
'Wd8 16. 0-0 h5 17. h3 ;;t Korbut - Khasanova,
Budva 2003.
60

9 . . .'Wc4 1 0. e2 e6 1 1 . 0-0 ge7


1 2 . Ad2 'Wa6 1 3 . b4 'Wb6 1 4 . 'Wa4 a6
15. fb1 ;;t Sveshnikov - Hulak, Brioni (Rapid
play) 1 990 ;

58

61
1 1 . 'Wb3 e8 1 2 . e1 h6 13. e2 b6
14. e2 xe2 1 5 . 'Wxe2 'We4 1 6 . Ae3 e7
17. 0-0 tDe6 18. b3 'Wa6 19. a1 Ae7 20. tDe1
0-0 21 . 'Wd3 'Wxd3 22. xd3 %-% 0 1 1 Rustemov, Vilnius 1 997 ;

9 'Wd7 1 0. 0-0 e6 1 1 . b4 ge7 1 2 . 'Wd3


e8 1 3 . Ad2 a6 14 . a4 !? xe5 ( 1 4 . . . b5
1 5 . e5 AxeS 1 6 . d xe5 8e7 ;;t ) 1 5 . xe5
( 1 5 . d x e5 'Wxa4 1 6. Ae3 ! e7 1 7. d4 S5 )
1 5 . . .'Wxa4 1 6. f4 ?! Potkin - Asrian , Batumi
2002 ; 16. ae1 Ad6 1 7. 'Wg3 t .
.

59

1 1 . 'We2 !? 'Wxe2+ 1 2 . <!>xe2 O-O-O ?


( 1 2 . . . a6 ;;t ) 1 3 . he1 + - <!>b8 1 4 . b5 h6
15. Ag5 1-0 Hengl - Luft, Sehwarzaeh 2000.
62 11 . . . e7 ? ! 1 2 . a4 ! 'Wb6 [ 1 2 . . . e8 ?!
13. b5 ! tDe6 (13 . . . tDf5 14. g4+-) 14. tDd6+
Axd6 1 5 . b5 'Wb6 1 6 . bxe6 'Wxe6 1 7. exd6
'Wxd6 18. 'Wb3 + - Fingerov - Vysoehi n ,
U krainian Championship, Sebastopol 2000]
13. as 'Wd8 14. a6 bxa6 15. xa6 e8
1 6. g5 ! Ae7 1 7. xe6 ! 0-0 1 8 . 'Wg4
Belov - Lisy, Vladimir 2002 .

1 0 . e2 e7 1 1 . 0-0
...

1 2 . 'We2 'Wxe2+
14. he1 ;;t o

63

64

a) 11 . . . g6 1 2 . Ae3 ( 1 2 . g3 Ae7 1 3 . h5
o-o ;;t ) 1 2 . . . Ae7 1 3 . e1 0-0 1 4 . f4 f5
1 5 . d3 d7 1 6 . e5 AxeS 1 7. d x e5 fe8
18. b4 ;;t Markarov - Riazantsev, St. Peters
burg 200 0 ;
b) 1 1 . . . f5 !? 1 2 . g 4 e7 1 3 . g3 d7 !
1 4 . Ae3 e6 1 5 . e1 ! 'Wb6 1 6 . b4 ;;t
Mukhametov - Fominikh , Prague 1 994 ;
c) 1 1 . . . d7 1 2 . f4 [ 1 2 . g3 e6 1 3 . h5
( 1 3 . Ae3 ;;t ) 13 . . . h6 14. Ae3 0-0-0 15. b4
b6 16. 'Wb1 'Wb5 17. f4 ;;t Sveshnikov
Repkova, Riga 1 995] 1 2 . . . e6 13. g5 d8
14. 'Wg4 ! (14. 'Wh5 Sveshnikov - Danielian,
Moscow (Rapidplay) 1 996).

13.

<!>xe2 b6

14. f4 ;;t .

65 7. Axb5+ !? 'Wxb5 8. a4 'Wb6 9. d xe5


AxeS 1 0. b4 ! Ae7 ( 1 0 . . . Axf2+ 1 1 . <!>e2 as
1 2 . f1 +-) 1 1 . O-O Korehnoi.
66 7. . . Axe4 8. Axe4 dxe4 9. tDbd2 ! (9. d5
e7 1 0. tDe3 tDxd5 1 1 . xd5 exd5 1 2 . 'Wxd5
Ae7 1 3 . 0-0 e6 1 4 . e6 0-0 1 5 . exf7+
xf7 1 6. Ag5 'Wd8 ! =) 9 . . . 'Wa6 (9 . . . e3 !?
1 0. bxe3 'Wa6 1 1 . 'We2 ;;t) 1 0. 'We2 (10. 'We2 !?)
10 . . . e x d4 ( 1 0 . . . e7 1 1 . xe4 d5 1 2 . 0-0
e6 13. d xe5 AxeS 14. b4 b5 Svesh
n i kov - M atveeva, Capelle la Grande 1 995 ;
1 4 . . . Ax b4 ) ; 1 1 . xd4 ( 1 1 . xe4 e6
1 2 . O-O ? tDa5 +) 11 . . . Ae5 1 2 . tD4f3 ;;t Svesh
nikov - Ehlvest, Leningrad 1 984.

66

Table 2 : 4. c3 fi'b6 5. f3 Ad? 6. a3 !?

67

70 7. . . cxb4 B . AxbS+ WxbS 9 . axb4 d7


1 0. l::! aS 'Wc4 +! .

B. dS !?
..
8

71
B . Wxd4 Wa6 9. Ax bS+ Wx bS 1 0 . a4
Wd7 +! .

72 9. xd4 !? 'Wd7 [ 9 . . .Wc4 1 0 . Ae3 c6


1 1 . d2 Wxc3 ( 1 1 . . .Wd3 1 2 . Wa4 ! l::! c B
1 3 . xc6 bxc6 14. 'Wxa7 ) 1 2 . l::! c 1 Wxa3
1 3 . bS 'Wx b4 14. c7+ c;!>d7 1 S . xaB oo
] 1 0 . 0-0 ( 1 0. d2 Wc7 1 1 . 2f3 'Wxc3+
1 2 . Ad2 Wd3 1 3 . 'Wa4+ d7 14. l::! c 1 a6
1 S . l::! c 3 'We4+ 1 6 . Ae3 'Wb1 + 17. Ac1
We4+ 1 B . Ae3 Wb1 + = ; 1 0 . Af4 !?) 1 0 . . . e7
1 1 . Af4 !? bc6 1 2 . f3 h6 ! 1 3 . h4 ( 1 3. h3
gS 14. Ag3 Ag7 00) 13 . . . gS !? 14. h x gS g6
1 S . Ag3 h x gS 1 6. xgS ( 1 6 . c4 g4 17. cxdS
WxdS =F ; 1 6. bS ce7 17. xgS fS i55 )
1 6 . . . cx eS +! Kupreichi k - Feig i n , 2 nd Ger
man League 1 999/2000.

e7 !?

a) 9. d6 g6 1 0. c3 d7 + ;
b) 9. a4 Aa6 1 0. as Wb4+ [ 1 0 . . .'WdB
1 1 . Wa4+ 'Wd7 1 2 . d xe6 ( 1 2 . d6 'Wxa4
13. l::! x a4 ec6 1 4 . a3 d7 1 S . Af4
tDb4 1 6 . xc4 00 ) 1 2 . . .fxe6 1 3 . Axc4 'Wxa4
14. l::! x a4 tDdS 1S. c3 Axc4 16. l::! xc4 tDc6 00
] 1 1 . tDfd2 tDxdS 1 2 . l::! a4 WbS 1 3 . a3 'Wd7
14. Axc4 i55 ;
c) 9. c3 xdS (9 . . . exdS 1 0. xdS 'WdB
1 1 . tDe3 Wxd 1 + 1 2 . c;!>xd1 Aa4+ 1 3 . c;!>e1 bS
14. g3 bc6 1 S . Ag2 0-0-0 00 ) 1 0. xdS
exdS 1 1 . 'WxdS Ae7 1 2 . Axc4 0-0 13. 0-0
tDc6 14. b3 [ 1 4 . We4 l::! adB 1S. Ae3 Axc4
16. 'Wxc4 'Wx b2 1 7. AxcS ( 1 7. l::! a b1 xeS
1B. xeS WxeS 1 9 . l::! x b7) 1 7. . . xeS =F ]
14 . . . l::! a dB 1 S . 'We4 ! Sveshnikov - Lutsko,
Minsk 1 999 ;
8 exd5 9. WxdS e7 10. 'We4 'Wc6 1 1 . tDc3
'i'xe4+ 1 2 . xe4 00 .

73 9 a5 !? 1 0. c3 ( 1 0. bxaS c6
1 1 . c3 Wc4 1 2 . e2 l::! x aS +! ) 1 0 . . .Wc6
( 1 0 . . .'Wc4 1 1 . Ad2 a x b4 1 2 . axb4 l::! x a1
1 3 . 'Wxa1 !) 1 1 . Ad2 ax b4 1 2 . ax b4 l::! x a1
1 3 . 'Wxa1 Wa6 14. 'Wa4+ !? ( 1 4 . Wb1 bS
1 S . 0-0 e7 1 6 . Wd3 ec6 1 7. xbS c;!>d7
1B. tDgS Shirov - Ljubojevi6, Monaco (blind)
2002) 14 . . .'i'xa4 1S. xa4 bS 16. tDc3 Ax b4
1 7. x bS Ae7 ( 1 7. . . Axd2+ 1 B . c;!>xd2 c;!>e7
1 9 . l::!c1 h6 20. tDd6 ) 1B. c;!>e2 Zviagint
sev - Volkov, Samara 1 99B ;
..

c6 1 0. Ae3 as 1 1 . tDc3 'i'c4 1 2 . tDa4 ! ! .

. . .

1 0 . Wc2 exdS 1 1 . 'WfS+ c;!>bB 1 2 . Wxf7


tDge7 + .

68

69 14. Axc4 'Wc6 D 1 S . Axe6+ c;!>bB


16. 0-0 ( 1 6. AxgB ? Wxg2 + ) 16 . . . f6 !
17. Ae3 ( 1 7. AgS l::! x d6 1 B . AfS i55 ) 1 7. . . Axd6
18. b4 = Sveshnikov - Vysochin, Yugoslavian
League 1 99B ; 1 B . l::! ac1 t .

74 1 0 . . .'Wc4 1 1 . Ab2 e7 1 2 . l::! c 1 c6


1 3 . e2 'WbS 14. 0-0 a6 1 S . e1 ! ! N isi
peanu - Ionescu, Calimaneti 1 999.
75

1 1 .td2
.

1 1 .tb2 tDb6

b6 1 2 . 0-0 c4 +! ;

1 2 . tDd2 ?! ( 1 2 . 0-0 tDe7 13. l::!c1


Wd7 =F ) 1 2 . . . e7 1 3 . 0-0 fS !? 1 4 . l::! c 1
'Wd7 =F Alekseev - Rustemov, Tomsk 2001 .

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fc8 20. h4- Grischuk - Gurevich , French


League, Bordeaux 2003) 1 5 . c1 Wd8
1 6 . Wa4+ Wd7 1 7. Wa5 .lie7 1 8 . c7 b6
1 9 . xd7 bxa5 20. b7 axb4 2 1 . a x b4 0-0
22 . g4 xe3 = Carlsen - Rustemov, Moscow
2004 ;

7
6

5
4

1 1 b6 1 2 . x b6 axb6 1 3 . 0-0 e7
1 4 . Ab2 c8 1 5 . c1 Wd7 1 6. c3 Ae7
1 7. Wc2 Ad8 18. c1 Torre - Bagamasbad,
Greenhills 1 997.

77

1 3 . c1 ? Wa6 ! 14. Wb3 b6 -+.

78 1 4 . b5 ( 1 4 . Ac3 !?) 1 4 . . .Wxb5 1 5 . c3


xa1 1 6 . x b5 ( 1 6. Wxa1 !?) 1 6 . . . xd 1 +
17. xd1 56 Sveshnikov - Grosar, Celje 2003.

11 e7 1 2 . Ae3 b6 13. x b6 Wx b6
14. 0-0 f5 (14 . . . c6 15. e1 Ae7 16. Wg4
g6 1 7. d3 0-0 1 8 . c5 Wc7 1 9 . ac1

Notes

68

ttJ

Table 3 : 4. c3 c6

Table 3
8

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6

7
6

3
2

'i1

12

13

10

11

12

Ae3 !?
exd479

exd4
t;)ge? 80

Ad3 81
t;)f5 82

t;)f3 ! 83
Wb6 84

Wd2
Ad?

t;)e3
t;)fxd4

t;)xd4
t;)xd4

Ae2 ! 85
Ae5 86

;t

t;)f3
f6

Ab5 87
Ad?

0-0
Wb6 88

Axe6
bxe6

exf6
t;)xf6

t;)e5
Ad6 89

d xe5
Axe5 90

Ag 5
'Wd8 ? ! 91

t;)a3 ! 92
exd4 93

exd4
t;)f5

t;)e2
Wb694

Ad3 95
Ab4+96

f1
Ae?

h4 97
h5 98

g3
a5 99

Axf5
exf5

t;)e3 1 03
Ae6 1 04

t;)e2 1 05
h6 1 06

h4
Wa5+ 107

f1 1 08
Ae? l CY3

-+
+-

b5 1 1 3
t;)e? 1 1 4

Ad3
t;)g6 1 1 5

0-0
0-0

Axh6
g x h6

a4 1 16
f6 1 1 7

i50

14 . . .

t;)ge?
15 . . .

t;)h6
16 . . .

Ad3 ?! 100 exd4 102


t;)f5
exd4 101
dxe5 !
Axe5 1 10

b4 1 1 1
Ab6 1 12

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.ad7 6. tDf3 'Wb6 7. 'Wd2

14. l;tab1 'We? 15. Ag5 ;t Kupreiehi k - Farag6,


Passau 1 993) 8 . . . tDf5 9. tDf3 Ad? 1 0 . Ad3 !
( 1 0 . Ae2 tOa5 1 1 . 0-0 Ab4 1 2 . 1;tae1 l;te8
13. Ad3 tDe4 14. 'We2 'Wa5 Aes - Parkanyi,
Budapest 1 994) 1 0 . . . tDfxd4 1 1 . tDxd4 tDxd4
1 2 . Ae2 Ae5 1 3 . b4 tOe2+ 14. 'Wxe2 Axe3
15 . fxe3 'Wxe3 16. 'Wd3 'Wxe5 1 7. o-o ;t.
81
7. tOe3 tD g6 8. tDf3 Ae? 9. Ad3 Ad?
10. 0-0 0-0 1 1 . l;te1 Ae8 1 2 . tDe2 f6 13. exf6
Axf6 ;t Pegoraro - Salam i , Bratto 1 996.

82 ? . .'Wb6 8. 'Wd2 tDb4 9 . Ae2 tDf5


1 0. tOe3 tDxd4 ? 1 1 . Ad1 ! tObe6 1 2 . tDge2
Ae5 1 3 . tDa4 +- Kupreiehi k - Charoehkin ,
Sehwabiseh GmOnd 2002.

a) 7. . .f6 8. Ad3 fxe5 9. dxe5 ?! (9. tDxe5 tDf6


1 0. 0-0 Ad6 1 1 . f4 0-0 = Ulibin, Lysenko)
9 . . . tOh6 1 0. 0-0 tDf? 1 1 . Af4 Ae? 1 2 . 1;te1
O-O-O Westerinen - Ulibin, Benidorm 1 993 ;

83

8. e2?! Ae? ? [ 8 . . . tDxe3 ! 9 . fxe3 'Wg5


10. tDf4 (10. 0-0 'Wxe3+ 1 1 . c;t>h1 Ad? 1 2 . l;tf3
'Wg5 13. tDbe3 f5 ! 14. tDb5 l;te8 + Rodriguez
Gleizerov, Malaga 2000) 1 0 . . . tDxd4 ! 1 1 . exd4
'Wxf4 1 2 . Ab5+ Ad? 1 3 . Axd?+ c;t>xd?
14. 'Wa4+ c;t>d8 + ] 9. 0-0 0-0 10. tDbe3 tDxe3
1 1 . fxe3 Ad? 1 2 . tOf4 f5 1 3 . g4 g6 14. g xf5
g xf5 1 5 . c;t>h1 c;t>h8 1 6 . 1;tg1 ;t Kupreiehi k
Jorgensen, Copenhagen 1 993.

b) 7. . . exd4 8. exd4 1;te8 9 . tOe3 tOa5 !?


1 0. Ad3 Ab4 Kupreiehi k - Kam i nski, Bad
Endbaeh 1 995 ;
e) ? . . tOh6 8. d xe5 AxeS 9 . Axh6 g x h6
1 0. Ad3 'We? 1 1 . 'We2 f6 1 2 . exf6 'Wf4
1 3 . tObd2 0-0 14. O-O-O Kupreieh i k
Kruppa, St. Petersburg 1 996 ;
S 'Wb6 6. 'Wd2 Ad? [6 . . . tOh6 7. Ad3
(7. tDf3 exd4 8. e x d4 Ad? 9. tOe3 1;te8
(9 . . . tDf5 ) 1 0. Ad3 tDg4 1 1 . o-o ;t Kupre
iehik - N ikolenko, Berlin 1 994) ? . . tDg4 8. tDf3
(8. d xe5 I?) 8 . . . Ad? !? (8 . . . tDxe3 9 . fxe3
Ae? 1 0. 0-0 0-0 1 1 . c;t>h1 g6 !? 1 2 . tDa3 !? oo
Kupreiehi k - Vasi ljevi6, Yugoslavian League,
Cetinje 1 993) 9 . 0-0 tOxe3 1 0. fxe3 Ae?
1 1 . c;t>h1 0-0 1 2 . e4 dxe4 ( 1 2 . . . exd4 13. exd5
exd5 14. exd4 Ae6 1 5 . tDe3 oo ) 1 3 . Axe4
1;tad8 14. d x e5 ! ;t Kupreiehik - Libeau , Ger
many 1 993] 7. f4 1;te8 8 . tDf3 exd4 9. exd4
Ab4 1 0. tDe3 tDge? =.

84 8 .ld7 9 . tOe3 'Wb6 1 0. 0-0 tOxe3


1 1 . fxe3 Ae? 1 2 . a3 0-0 1 3 . 1;te1 f5 1 4 . exf6
1;txf6 15. tDa4 ;t Pavasovi6 - Bukal , Nova Gor
iea 1 999 ;

80 6 . . .'Wb6 7. 'Wd2 !? tDge? (7. . . tOh6 !?


8 . Axh6 g x h6 9 . tOf3 Ag? 10. tDe3 O-o )
8 . tOe3 ( 8 . Ad3 tDf5 9. tDe3 Ab4 1 0 . tDge2
Ad? 1 1 . 0-0 tDee? 12 . a3 Axe3 13. bxe3 ! 0-0

8 . .lxfS exf5 9. tDe3 Ae6 1 0 . tDge2 ;t ;

8 xe3 9 . fxe3 Ae? (9 . . . g6 1 0. tDe3 Ag?


1 1 . h4 'We? 1 2 . 'We2 Ad? 1 3 . O-O-O !? f6
14. exf6 Axf6 15. c;t>b1 0-0-0 16. g4 ;t Kupre
ieh i k - Kaeheishvi l i , Sehwabiseh GmOnd
2001 ) 10. 0-0 0-0 1 1 . tDe3 Ad? 1 2 . 1;te1 f5
1 3 . exf6 Axf6 Jeri6 - Gleizerov, Ljubljana
2000.

85 1 2 . O-O ? Ae5 Vazelaki - Stamiris,


Athens 1 999.
86 1 3 . b4 tOe2+ 14. 'Wxe2 Axe3 1 5 . fxe3
'Wxe3 16 . 'Wd3 'Wxe5 1 7. o-o ;t.

70

Table 3 : 4. c3 tbc6

87

6
5
4
3

--------

6. Ad3
a) 6 . . .fxeS 7. d xeS g6 8 . h4 ! Ag? 9 . hS
Paulsen - Schwarz, Vienna 1 882 ;

b) 6 . . . Ad? 7. 'Wc2 fS 8 . g4 g6 9 . g xfS g xfS


10. dxcS AxcS 1 1 . 'We2 'Wc? 1 2 . ttlbd2 ttlge?
13. ttlb3 Ab6 14. ttlbd4 = Muftang -Alekhine,
Paris 1 923 ;
c) 6 . . .'Wc? 7. O-O !? ( 7. Af4 fS 8 . O-O !
Paulsen - Blackburne, N u remberg 1 883 ;
8. dxcS !? AxcS 9. b4 Af8 1 0. O-O !) 7. . .fxeS
8. dxeS c4 (8 . . . ttlxeS 9. ttlxeS 'WxeS 1 0. e1
'i'd6 1 1 . 'WhS+ 56 ) 9 . Ac2 AcS 1 0. b3 c x b3
1 1 . axb3 ttlxeS 1 2 . ttlxeS 'WxeS 1 3 . a4 !?
ttlf6 14. h4 56 Dvoiris - Bertholee, Dieren
2002.
88 ? . . ttlxeS 8. tDxeS Ax bS 9 . 'WhS+ g6
(9 . . . <!>e? 1 0. 'Wf7+ <!>d6 1 1 . 'Wxb? 'We?
1 2 . tDf?+ +-) 1 0 . tDxg6 h xg6 1 1 . 'Wx h8
Axf1 12. 'Wxg8 Ad3 1 3 . 'Wxe6+ 'We?
14. 'Wxe?+ Axe? 1 S . d xcS AxcS 1 6. Ae3
Axe3 1 7. fxe3 .
89 1 0 . . . cxd4 1 1 . cxd4 c S 1 2 . tDxd? tDxd?
13. e1 Ae? 14. 'WhS+ g6 1S. 'Wh3 ! .
90

1 1 . . .'WxcS ! .

91
1 2 'Wxb2 !1 1 3 . tDd2 'Wxc3 1 4 . tDxd?
ttlxd? (14 . . . <!>xd? 1S. c1 ) 1S. 'i'g4 56

12 'Wd81! 1 3 . Axf6 'Wxf6 1 4 . 'WhS+ g6


1S. 'We2 d8 16. tDd2 N imzowitsch
Levenfish, Carlsbad 1 91 1 .
.

92 6. a3 tDfS (6 . . . c4 !?) 7. b4 cxd4 8. cxd4


'Wb6 see S . . .'Wb6 6. a3 ;
6. J.e2 tDfS (6 . . . Ad? see S . . . Ad?) 7. g4 !?
tDh4 8. tDxh4 'Wxh4 9. Ae3 Ad? 1 0. 0-0
'Wd8 !? 1 1 . ttld2 'Wb6 12. b1 cxd4 13. cxd4
as 14. <!>h1 a4 Sax - Glek, German League
1 993/94 ;
6 .le3 ttlfS 7. Ad3 tDxe3 8. fxe3 Ae? 9. 0-0
0-0 1 0. tDbd2 Ad? 1 1 . a3 c4 1 2 . Ac2 bS
13. 'i'e1 as 14. 'i'g3 b4 =F Kosic - Abramovic,
Yugoslav Championship, Tivat 1 994 ;
6 .ld3 c x d4 7. cxd4 tDfS see S . . . tDh6 6 .
Ad3.
.

93 6 . . . tDfS 7. tDc2 Ad? ? (7. . . cxd4) 8. Ad3


c4 (8 . . . cxd4 9 . AxfS exfS 1 0. tDcxd4 Ae6
1 1 . h4 h6 1 2 . h3 !? Svesh n i kov - Dvoiris,
Cheliabinsk 1 990 ; 1 2 . Ae3 Ae? 13. 'Wd2 )
9. AxfS exfS 10. ttle3 Ae6 1 1 . g 3 Ae? 1 2 . h4
Kupreichik - Furman, 3? th USSR Champion
ship, Moscow 1 969.
94

8 b4
a) 9. Ad2 tDxc2+ 1 0. 'Wxc2 'Wb6 1 1 . Ac3
Ae? 1 2 . Ad3 Ad? 1 3. g4 tDh4 1 4 . tDxh4
Axh4 1S. 0-0-0 hS?! (1S . . . AbS !? 16. f4
Ae? ) 16. hg1 AgS+ 1 7. <!>b1 h4 18. df1 !
Sveshnikov - N i kolenko, M oscow ( Rapid
play) 1 989 ;
b) 9. ttlxb4 Ax b4+ 1 0. Ad2 Axd2+ ( 1 0 . . .'i'aS
1 1 . Ad3 Axd2+ 1 2 . 'i'xd2 'i'xd2+ 13. <!>xd2 !
Karpachev - Lu kov, Hyeres 2001 ) 1 1 . 'Wxd2
'Wb6 1 2 . Ad3 Ad? 13. AxfS exfS 14. O-O !
Psakhis - Chern i n , S2 nd USSR Champion
ship, Riga 1 985 ;

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6. J.xh6 g x h6 7. dxc5 see 6. dxc5 ;

c) 9. Ae2 tLlxc2+ 1 0. 'ti'xc2 'ti'a5+ 1 1 . Ad2


Ab4 1 2 . a3 Axd2+ 1 3 . 'ti'xd2 'ti'xd2+
14. c;!?xd2 Ad7 15. b4 0-0 16. b5 f6 17. flhc1 ;t
Grischuk - Pert, French League 2003 ;

6. a3 tLlf5 (6 . . . cxd4 7. cxd4 Axa3 8. bxa3


tLlf5 9. Ad3 'Wa5+ 1 0. Ad2 'Wxa3 1 1 . 'Wb1 a6
1 2 . 0-0 h6 1 3 . flc1 I . Zaitsev - Mesropov,
M oscow 1 996) 7. tLlc2 Ad7 8. Ae2 cxd4
9. cxd4 Ae7 1 0. 0-0 flc8 1 1 . c;!?h1 h5 1 2 . a3
tLla5 Jonkman - Sadvakasov, Philadelphia
2003.

8 .td7 9. Ad3 (9. Ae2 tLlb4 1 0 . tLlxb4


Ax b4+ 1 1 . Ad2 'ti'a5 1 2 . Ax b4 'ti'x b4+
13. 'Wd2 'Wxd2+ 14. c;!?xd2 tLle7 15. flhc1 f6
Sieiro Gonzalez - Gurevich , H avana 1 986)
9 . . . tLlb4 10. Axf5 ( 1 0. tLlx b4 Axb4+ 1 1 . Ad2
Axd2+ 1 2 . 'Wxd2 'Wb6 13. Axf5 exf5 14. 0-0
0-0 15. flfc1 flfc8 ;t Romero Holmes - Bukal ,
Rom 1986) 10 . . . exf5 1 1 . 0-0 flc8 ? 1 2 . tLlx b4
Ax b4 13. 'ti'b3 +- Sveshni kov - Suleimanov,
Moscow (Rapidplay) 1 990 ;

101
6 . . .'ti'b6 7. d xc5 Axc5 8. 0-0 tLlg4
9 . 'ti'e2 f6 1 0. exf6 g xf6 t 1 1 . h3 tLlge5
1 2 . tLlxe5 tLlxe5 1 3 . b4 Ad6 14. Ah6 'ti'c7
15 . Ab5+ Ad7 16. tLla3 .
102 7. Axh6 !? gxh6 8 . cxd4 Ad7 ( 8 . . . Ag7
9. tLlc3 0-0 1 0. 0-0 f6 1 1 . fle1 fxe5
1 2 . d x e5 t ) 9. tLlc3 'ti'b6 1 0 . Ab5 flg8
1 1 . 0-0 tLlxe5 ? ! ( 1 1 . . . flc8 1 2 . flc1 ;
1 1 . . . a6 !? 1 2 . Axc6 Axc6 t) 1 2 . tLlxe5 Axb5
13. 'Wh5 flg7 ( 1 3 . . . 0-0-0 14. tLlxb5 'ti'x b5
1 5 . 'Wxf7 +-) 1 4 . flfe1 t Grischu k - Bareev,
1 7 th EU Cup, Panormos 2001 .

8 J.e7 9. Ad3 tLlb4 (9 . . . 0-0 ? 1 0 . g4 !


tLlh4 1 1 . tLlx h4 Axh4 1 2 . g5 Axg5 1 3 . 'ti'h5
h6 14. flg1 Axc1 15. flxc1 ..... Sveshnikov
Farago, Hastings 1 984/85) 10. tLlx b4 Ax b4+
1 1 . c;!?f1 Ad7 1 2 . a3 Ae7 13. g4 tLlh4 14. tLlxh4
Axh4 1 5 . g5 Axg5 1 6 . 'ti'g4 Axc1 17. 'ti'xg7
flf8 1 8 . flxc1 'ti'b6 Sveshnikov - Tun i k,
Podolsk 1 992 .
. .

95

103 9. O-O !? Ae7 1 0. tLlc3 g5 1 1 . tLle1 f4


1 2 . h4 h6 1 3 . 'Wh5 ttlxd4 14. h x g5 Axg5
15. 'Wd1 tLlc6 1 6. 'Wxd5 t .

9. Ae2 Ad7 see 5 . . . Ad7 6. Ae2 .

104 9 .tb4 1 0. Ad2 Axc3 1 1 . Axc3 Ae6


1 2 . 'Wd2 a5 1 3 . a4 h6 14. h4 0-0 1 5 . o-o t
Sveshnikov - Chernin, Sochi 1 986 ;

9 . . . Ad7 !? 1 0. 0-0 a5 ! 1 1 . Axf5 exf5


1 2 . Ae3 tLld8 1 3 . flb1 h6 1 4 . h4 Ae7
15. h5 tLle6 16. g3 g5 Jonkman - Gurevich ,
Vlissingen 1 997.
96

9 . . . h6 1 0. 'Wb3 Ab4 1 1 . Ad2 0-0 1 2 . 0-0


Ae6 13. tLle2 a5 14. Ax b4 axb4 15. tLlf4 'Wb6
1 6 . flfd1 fla5 Sveshnikov - Lputian , Ojer
muk 1 987.

97 1 1 . g3 Ad7 1 2 . c;!?g2 flc8 1 3 . Axf5 ?!


exf5 = Short - Vaganian, Candidates Tourna
ment, Montpellier 1 985.

105

98 1 1 . . . Ad7 1 2 . g4 tLlh6 1 3 . flg1 tLlg8


14 . flb1 a5 1 5 . 'ti'e2 tLlb4 1 6. tLlx b4 ax b4
17. a3 ;t Rohde - Spraggett, New York 1 986.
99 1 3 . c;!?g2 Ad7 14. Axf5 exf5 1 5 . Ag5
Axg5 1 6. tLlxg5 f4 1 7. 'ti'f3 ! Malaniu k
Lputian , 53rd USSR Championship, Kiev
1 986
100

3
2

6. J.e2 tLlf5 see 5 . . . tLlge7 ;

6. a3 tLlf5 7. b4 cxd4 8 . cxd4 'ti'b6 siehe


5 . . .'ti'b6 (8 . . . Ae7 9. Ab2 0-0 1 0. Ad3 a6
1 1 . 0-0 f6 12. Axf5 exf5 13. tLlc3 f4 14. fle1 ;t
Grischuk - Najer, St. Petersburg 1 999) ;

If

10. 0-0 Ae7 ( 1 0 . . . h6 1 1 . ttle1 Ae7 1 2 . f4


g5 1 3 . tLlc2 'Wb6 14. 'Wd3 0-0-0 1 5 . Ad2

72

Table 3 : 4. c3 c6

1 989 ; 1 2 . tbf4 'Wb6 1 3 . h3 g6 14. f1


0-0-0 1 S . g1 dg8 1 6. b1 gS Svesh
nikov - Temirbaev, Kuibyshev 1986) 1 2 . . .Wb6
( 1 2 . . .'WaS+ 1 3 . f1 c8 14. g1 d7
1 S . tbf4 c7 1 6 . h3 hc8 Khalif
man - Akopian , Dortmund 2000) 1 3 . tbf4
Wa6 ( 1 3 . . . c8 14. a3 tbaS 1 S . b4 tbc4
1 6 . h3 aS Kharlov - Kuporosov, Helsinki
1 992 ; 13 . . . 0-0 14. 0-0 fc8 1S. e1 c7
1 6 . e2 ac8 1 7. Ae3 tbb4 Tiviakov
Arizmend i Martinez, Istanbul 2003) 14. Ad2
c8 1 S . h3 0-0 1 6. g3 t Sveshn i kov
Naumkin, Moscow 1 987.

c;t>b8 16. tba4 Wc7 1 7. b4 I . Zaitsev - Volke,


Podolsk 1 991 ) 1 1 . tbe1 ( 1 1 . 'Wb3 b8 12. tbe2
gS 1 3 . Ad2 f4 =i= Kholmov - Vasyukov, Beltsy
1 979 ; 1 1 . tbe2 gS 1 2 . Wb3 b8 1 3 . Ad2 f4 !
14. ac1 Wd7 1 S . c;t>h1 AfS 1 6. tbe1 0-0
17. tbd3 f6 ! Zhuravl iov - Sveshnikov, Mos
cow 1 975) 11 . . . c8 1 2 . tbc2 0-0 1 3 . Wd3
Wd7 1 4 . f4 a6 1 S . Ad2 f6 1 6 . exf6 Axf6 =
I . Zaitsev - Moskalenko, Moscow 1 992 ;
10. h4 h6 ( 1 0 . . . Ab4 1 1 . Ad2 Axc3 1 2 . bxc3
h6 1 3 . tbg1 0-0 14 . tbe2 f6 1 S . tbf4 Af7
16. exf6 t Vasyukov - Popovi6, Palma de
Mallorca 1 989) 1 1 . c;t>f1 !? ( 1 1 . Af4 'Wb6
1 2 . We2 a6 13. d1 O-O-O !? 14. f1
Ae7 = Edelman - G lek, Phi ladelphia 1 990 ;
1 1 . tbe2 Ae7) 11 . . .Wd7 1 2 . Ad2 Ae7 13. tbe2
0-0-0 14. g1 c;t>b8 1S. tbf4 t Christiansen
Andersson , F I D E World Championshi p ( 1 ) ,
Groningen 1 997.

10S

109 1 3 . g1 c8 1 4 . tbf4 Wb6 [ 1 4 . . . g6


1S. a3 ? ! ( 1 S . h3 ) 1S . . .Wb6 1 6. b4 as
17. b1 a x b4 18. a x b4 tba7 = Adams
Lputian , Pula 1 997] 1S. hS O-O ; 1S . . . tbb4 ?!
1 6. Ad2 tbc2 ? ( 0 16 . . . c6 ) 17. tbxe6
fxe6 18. c1 'Wx b2 1 9 . tbe1 ! Sveshn ikov
Psakhis, Sochi 1 997.

106 1 0 . . .Wb6 1 1 . tbf4 h6 1 2 . h4 g6 13. c;t>f1


(13. 0-0 Ae7 14. g3 as 1S. c;t>g2 a4 16. b1 t)
13 . . . Ae7 14. g3 0-0-0 1 S . g2 t Sax
Gurevich , German League 1 992/93 .
107

r----:-----:--,

1 1 0 6 g4 ? 7. 'Wa4 ! hS 8. h3 tbh6 9. Ae3


tbfS 1 0 . Ad4 Sveshnikov - Bareev, Euro
pean Club Cup, Moscow 1 991 ;

...

6 . . .Wc7 ?! 7. b4 ! tbg4 (7. . . tbxeS !? Lem pert)


8. Af4 f6 ( M u khametov - Lempert, Moscow
1 992 ) 9. AbS ! .

111
7. Axh6 g x h6 8. b4 [8. Ad3 f6 9. exf6
(9. b4 Af8 1 0. bS tbxeS 1 1 . tbxeS fxeS
1 2 . WhS+ d7 1 3 . 'Wx eS g8 14. g3
Ad6 =i= Khalifman - Kaidanov, Moscow 1 987)
9 . . .Wxf6 1 0 . 0-0 0-0 1 1 . Ac2 f7 1 2 . tbbd2
Ad7 13. tbb3 Ab6 14. 'We2 eS Short - Glek,
Cap d'Agde (Rapidplay) 1 996] 8 . . . Af8 9. bS
tbe7 ! 1 0. Ad3 Ag7 1 1 . 0-0 tbg6 Svesh
nikov - Glek, Moscow 1 991 .

5
4
3

11 g6 1 2 . Ad2 Wb6 13. b1 as 14. c;t>f1 Ae7


1S. g1 d7 16. a3 Wa6 1 7. Ae3 a4 18. tbf4
gS 1 9 . h xgS h xgS 20. x h8 x h8 2 1 . tbxe6
fxe6 22. AxgS AxgS 23. tbxgS h4 24. tbf3
g4 55 Adams - Vaganian , Lucerne 1 997 ;

1 2 . Ad2 Wa6.

1 1 . . . J.e7 1 2 . hS ! ( 1 2 . f1 Wb6 ! 1 3 . hS
0-0-0 14. g3 b8 1S. g2 c8 16. tbf4
tbb4 17. tbe1 c4 = Schlosser - Glek, Odessa

1 1 2 7. . . J.fS 8. bS tbaS (8 . . . tbe7 9. Ad3


tbefS 1 0 . o-o t ) 9. Ad3 f6 1 0 . Axh6 g x h6
1 1 . tbd4 'Wc7 1 2 . exf6 WeS+ 1 3 . Ae2 Ad6
14. f7+ ! (Sveshnikov - Jol les, Torcy 1 991 )
14 . . . xf7 1S. g3 g7 16. 0-0 ;
7 J.xf2+ ?! 8. xf2 tbg4+ 9. g3 tbcxeS
10. AbS+ Ad7 1 1 . We2 .

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1 1 3 B. Ax h6 g x h6 9. b5 I!tle? 1 0. Ad3
( 1 0. Wd2 I!tlg6 1 1 . Wx h6 Wc? 1 2 . Wg5 Ad? 55)
1 0 . . . I!tlg6 11. 0-0 'Wc? ! (11 .. .16 12. Axg6+
h xg6 13. Wd3 f? 14. exf6 'Wxf6 15. I!tlbd2
dB ?! 16. ae1 a6 17. l!tle5+ Sveshnikov
Dukhov, Moscow 1 992) 1 2 . e1 0-0 1 3 . a4
Ad? 14. a2 (14. 'Wd2 !? ;t) 14 . . . f6 15. Axg6
( 1 5 . exf6 xf6 1 6 . c4 ) 15 . . . h xg6 1 6 . Wd3
f5 17. I!tlbd2 fcB 1B. c2 a6 00 Sveshnikov
Nikolaev, Moscow 1 992.
114 B . . . l!tla5 9. Axh6 g x h6 1 0. Wd2 Ad?
1 1 . 'Wxh6 'We? !? [ 1 1 . . .'Wc? 1 2 . 'Wf6 fB
1 3 . Ae2 !? ( 1 3 . Ad3 I!tlc4 14. 0-0 Ax b5
15. I!tlbd2 ;t) 13 . . . l!tlc4 14. a4 Wc5 ( 1 4 . . . Ac5
1 5 . Axc4 Ae? 1 6. 'Wf4 'Wxc4 17. 'Wxc4
d x c4 1 B. I!tlbd2 a6 1 9 . O-O ; 14 . . . a6
1 5 . bxa6 xa6 16 . 0-0 xa4 17. xa4
Axa4 1 B . Ad3 00 Sveshnikov - Moskalenko,
PCA 1 994) 15. I!tlg5 AdB 1 6. 'Wg? Axg5
17. 'Wxg5 'Wc? ] 1 2 . Ad3 0-0-0 13. 0-0
dfB 14. I!tlbd2 bB 15. a4 f6 16. c4 AcB oo
Sveshnikov - Cherniaev, Moscow 1 996.

1 1 5 9 g 4 1 0. 0-0 I!tlg6 1 1 . Axg6 fxg6


( 1 1 . . . h x g6 1 2 . Wa4 ;t) 1 2 . 'Wa4 ( 1 2 . h3 I!tlh6
13. Ax h6 g x h6 14. I!tlbd2 0-0 15. c4 a6
Grischuk - Bareev, Cannes (Rapid play) 2001 )
1 2 . . . l!tlh6 1 3 . I!tlbd2 ( 1 3. Aa3 ;t) 1 3 . . . 0-0
14. Aa3 f? 15. c4 ;t ;

9 . . hf5 1 0 . g4 I!tlh6 1 1 . Axh6 g x h6


1 2 . Wd2 ;t.
.

116 1 2. 'Wa4 ?! Ad? 13. h4 f5 14. h5


I!tlhB 15. I!tlbd2 I!tlf? 1 6. c4 I!tlg5 17. cxd5
exd5 1B. ae1 Gallagher - Glek, Dubai 1 993
1 B . . . l!tle6 !? =+= ;
1 2. Vc2 !? ;t .
1 17
1 2 . . .16 1 3 . Axg6 h xg6 1 4 . 'Wd3 g?
1 5 . I!tlbd2 Ad? 1 6 . c4 ;t fxe5 1 7. cxd5
[ 1 7. I!tlxe5 ! AeB 1B. I!tldf3 cB (1B . . . a6 19. a5
Ac5 20. cxd5 'Wxd5 2 1 . 'Wc2 ) 1 9 . ad1
d x c4 20. We4 'Wc? 2 1 . I!tld4 t ] 1 ? . . exd5
1B. 'Wxd5 Af5 19. Wxe5+ Wf6 55 Sveshnikov
Moskalenko, Rostov on Don 1 993.

Notes

74

Table 4 : 5. tDf3 Ad?

Table 4
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6 5. f3
J.d7

7
6
5
4
3

-=--_----' 'tf

L...-_______

1 7 a3
f6 1 18

Ad3 1 19
YJiC? l 20

18 dxc5 !
Axc5 127

10

11

12

13

e1 1 23
0-0 121
0-0-0 1 22 fxe5

d xe5 124
c4 !?

Ac2
Ac5

tbbd2 125
tbh6

b4
Ab6 126

-+
-

b4 1 28
.1b6

b5
tba5 1 29

Ad3
tbc4 1 30

a4
YJic?

YJie2
a6

bxa6
xa6

0-0
tbe? 1 31

19 Ae2
f6 1 32

0-0
fxe5 1 33

tbxe5 1 34
tbxe5 1 35

d xe5
.1c6 1 36

C4 1 37
tbe?

.1g5 1 38
YJid? l 39

Ag4 1 40
tbg6 1 41

tbc3
dxc4 1 42

20 . . .
tbge?

0-0 1 43
cxd4 1 44

cxd4
tbf5

tbc3
a6 145

Ae3 !? 1 46 .1d3
Ae?
tbxe3

fxe3
0-0

e4 !
tbb4 1 47

-+
-

tbf5

tba3 1 48
cxd4

cxd4
Axa3 1 49

bxa3
Ae3
1
YJib 6 !? 50 tbxe3 1 51

fxe3
YJid8

b1 !? 1 52
b6 1 53

tbg6 !?

Ae3 154
.1e? l55

d xc5 !? 1 56 tba3
tbcxe5
YJiC? 1 57

tbb5 1 58
Axb5

Ax b5+
tbc6 1 59

21 . . .
22 . . .

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tbxe5

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1 18

1 21
8. Af4 !? 0-0-0 9. b4 [9. 0-0 e4
1 0 . Ac2 'Wb6 1 1 . b3 e x b3 1 2 . Ax b3 gS
13. Ae3 g4 14. ttle1 fS 1S. ttld3 ttlaS 16. Ac2
c;t>b8 1 7. a4 ( 1 7. d2 ge8 1 8 . gb1 'We7
1 9 . b3 xb3 20. gx b3 Aa4 21 . gb2
Axc2 22. 'Wxc2 Axa3 23. gb3 Af8 24. gfb1
b6 2S. cS t ) 1 7. . . ge8 1 8 . 'We2 'Wa6 t ,
van Wely - Topalov, Dortmund 200S] 9 . . . e4
1 0 . Ae2 fxeS 1 1 . AxeS ! xeS 1 2 . xeS
ttlh6 13. d2 t, Karmov - Kalinichenko, corr.
1 993/94.
1 22 8 . . . fxe5 9. ttlxeS ttlxeS 10. Af4 ! 'Wb6
1 1 . AxeS 'Wx b2 1 2 . 'WhS+ e7 13. 'WgS+ ttlf6
14. d2 - ;

6 c4 !? 7. g3 (7. Af4 'Wb6 8. 'Wc2 f6 9. ttlbd2


gS 1 0 . Ag3 g4 1 1 . ttlh4 fxeS 1 2 . d x eS h6
13. Ae2 Ag7 + Sveshnikov - Gu l ko, Vol go
donsk 1 981 ) 7. . .'Wb6 8 . bd2 aS 9 . Ah3
0-0-0 10. 0-0 Ae7 1 1 . e1 hS 1 2 . f4
g6 13. ttldf3 t Sveshnikov - Kalinin, Kharkov
1 978 ;
. .

8 c4 9. Ac2 0-0-0 1 0 . ge1 fxeS 1 1 . xeS


ttlxeS 1 2 . dxeS AeS 13. Ae3 Axe3 14. gxe3
ttle7 = Haba - Potkin , Pardubice 2002 .

6 a5 7. Ad3 ge7 8. h4 'W b6 9 . Ac2 fS


1 0 . 0-0 h6 1 1 . hS t Sveshnikov - Gu l ko,
Cheliabinsk 1 981 ;

1 23 9 .lf4 e4 1 0 . Ae2 h6 ! 1 1 . h4 Ae8


1 2 . b3 e x b3 1 3 . Ax b3 AhS 1 4 . bd2 fxeS
1 S . d x eS AcS Adams - Epish i n , Ter Apel
1 992 ;

6 ge7 7. Ad3 g6 8 . h4 exd4 9 . cxd4


'Wb6 1 0 . Ae2 ge8 1 1 . e3 ge7 1 2 . gb1
aS 1 3 . 0-0 c4 1 4 . 'We2 e6 1 S . gd1 t
Sveshnikov - Torre, Wijk aan Zee 1 981 ;

9. We2 h6 1 0 . b4 e4 1 1 . Ae2 fS 1 2 . h4
Ae8 13. f4 Ae7 00 Grischuk - Short, Reykjavik
2000.

1 24
10. xeS xeS 1 1 . d x eS ( 1 1 . Af4 ?!
c4 1 2 . Ae2 'Wb6 13. AxeS Wx b2 14. d2
'Wxc3 +).

6 J;tc8 7. Ad3 cxd4 8. cxd4 'Wb6 9. Ae2


gS !? (9 . . . xd4 ?! 1 0 . xd4 AeS 1 1 . f3
Axf2+ 1 2 . c;t>e2 ) 1 0 . h3 xd4 1 1 . xd4
AcS 1 2 . ttle2 Axf2+ 13. c;t>f1 f6 (Sveshnikov
Chern i n , S2 nd USSR Championship, Riga
1 985) 14. ttlbc3 ! t.
..

1 25
12. Ae3 Axe3 13. gxe3 h6 1 4 . h3
ttlf7 1S. 'We2 gS 16. bd2 gdg8 17. b3 hS .

1 1 9 7. b4 c4 ! (7. .. fxeS 8. bS !? ttlaS 9. ttlxeS


ttlf6 1 0 . AgS !? Ae7 1 1 . Ad3 0-0 1 2 . d2 t)
8. Af4 h6 9. exf6 g xf6 1 0 . g3 f7
1 1 . Ag2 Ag7 1 2 . Ae3 e7 1 3 . h4 g6
14. 'WhS ttlxh4 1S. 'Wxh4 O-O Sveshnikov
Razuvaev, Soehi 1 986.

1 26 1 4 . h3 f7 1 S . 'We2 Alekseev
S. Ivanov, St. Petersburg, 1 999.
1 27 6 . . ,'i!Ve7 ?! 7. Af4 (7. a3 !? xeS
8. bS xf3+ 9. 'Wxf3 'WeS+ 1 0. c;t>d1
ge8 1 1 . Af4 'Wf6 1 2 . 'Wg3 'Wg6 1 3 . xa7 t
N i kolenko - Sh ur, Asov 1 991 ) 7. . . ge7
8. Ad3 ttlg6 9. Axg6 fxg6 10. b4 as 1 1 . 'Wd2
ax b4 1 2 . c x b4 b6 1 3 . bS aS 1 4 . c6 Axe6
1 S . bxe6 b3 1 6 . a x b3 gxa1 17. O-O
Sveshnikov - Katishonok, Riga ( Rapidplay)
1 990.

1 20 7 fxe5 !? 8. ttlxeS ttlxeS 9. dxeS ttle7


(9 . . .'Wh4 !? ) 1 0 . 0-0 'We7 oo ;
.

7 cxd4 8. exd4 h6 9 . 0-0 f7 1 0 . ge1


Ae7 1 1 . e3 0-0 1 2 . 'Wc2 fS 1 3 . xdS !?
exdS 14. e6 t.

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Table 4 : 5. f3 Ad?

1 28 7. Ad3 tDge7 (7. . . as !? ; 7. . . f6 8. b4 Ae7


9 . bS tDxeS 1 0 . tDxeS fxeS 1 1 . 'WhS+ ebf8
1 2 . 'WxeS Af6 1 3 . 'Wd6+ tDe7 1 4 . 0-0 eS oo
Sveshn ikov - Savon, Zonal Tournament, Lvov
1978) 8. b4 (8. 0-0 tDg6 9. e1 'Wc7 1 0. Axg6
fxg6 !? 1 1 . Af4 0-0 1 2 . Ag3 tDe7 =i= Svesh
nikov - Balashov, 44 th U S S R Championship,
Moscow 1 976) 8 . . . Ab6 9 . bS tOaS 1 0 . 0-0
c8 ! 1 1 . a4 tOg6 1 2 . e1 ( 1 2 . Aa3 AcS
1 3 . AxcS xcS 1 4 . g3 'fIc7 1 S . e1 tOc4 =
Svesh nikov - Balashov, Zonal Tournament,
Lvov 1 978) 12 . . . f6 1 3 . a2 0-0 14. Axg6
hxg6 1 S . 'Wd3 ebf7 1 6 . Ae3 h8 17. ae2
tDc4 18. Ad4 Sveshnikov - Naumkin, Mos
cow 1 989 .

b) 1 0. 0-0 tOe7 1 1 . a4 tOg6 1 2 . e1 AcS


1 3 . a2 0-0-0 1 4 . Ae3 Sveshnikov
Popovic, Palma de Mallorca 1 989.
1 31

1 3 e7 1 4 . tOa3 xa4 1 S . tOxc4 d x c4


( 1 S . . . xa1 ? 1 6. tOd6+ ebf8 1 7. tOgS +-)
16. xa4 Axa4 1 7. Axc4 0-0 18. Ad3 ! tDg6 !
1 9 . h4 Ac6 20. hS Axf3 2 1 . gxf3 'WxeS !
22. h x g6 'Wg3+ 23. ebh1 'Wh3+ = Svesh
nikov - Kharlov, B6blingen 1 992
..

1 32

6 . . . c8 7. 0-0 a6
8
7

129 8 . . . tOce7 9 . Ad3 'Wc7 1 0 . 0-0 tOg6


1 1 . e1 t08e7 1 2 . a4 f6 1 3 . Axg6+
tOxg6 ( 1 3 . . . h xg6 14. Aa3 00 ) 14. exf6 g xf6
1 S . 'WxdS oo Kharlov - Dolmatov, M oscow
1 991 .
130

13 J xa4 14. xa4 Axa4 1S. tDa3 55 ;

6
5

3
2

9 . . .'Wc7

L..._
.______-=-_----I

a) 8. d xcS !? AxcS 9 . Af4 tOge7 1 0 . Ad3 fS


1 1 . exf6 g xf6 1 2 . tOh4 0-0 1 3 . 'fIg4+ ebh8
14. 'WhS fS 1 S . b4 Ab6 1 6 . tOd2 Ac7 00 0 1 1 Ivanchuk, Polanica Zdroj 1 998 ;

6
5
4

b) 8. a3 cxd4 9 . cxd4 tOge7 1 0 . tOc3 tOfS


1 1 . g4 [ 1 1 . Ae3 Ae7 1 2 . Ad3 tOxe3 1 3 . fxe3
0-0 14. f2 f6 1S. 'fIc2 fS = Ivanovic - Bareev,
M oscow ( B litz) 1 993] 1 1 . . . tOh4 1 2 . tOx h4
'Wxh4 13. Ae3 gS 14. tOa4 hS Xie Jun
Karpov, Guanzhou ( Rapidplay) 2000 ;

3
2

L..._
.______-=-_----I

'lf

'lf

c) 8. b3 tOge7 9. Ab2 tOfS 1 0 . Ad3 c x d4


1 1 . AxfS exfS 1 2 . tOxd4 Ae7 1 3 . e1 0-0
1 4 . 'Wd3 tOxd4 1 S . cxd4 'WaS 1 6. tOc3 c6
17. a3 Ae6 18. b4 'Wc7 1 9 . f4 Sveshnikov
Epishin, Moscow 1 992 ;

a) 1 0. 'We2 tOc4 ( 1 0 . . . tOe7 1 1 . 0-0 tOg6


1 2 . e1 0-0-0 1 3 . tOa3 ebb8 1 4 . Ad2
f6 1 S . Axg6 h x g6 1 6. Af4 AcS 17. tOc2
tOc4 1 8. a4 hf8 1 9 . Ag3 fS 20. Af4
WaS 21. ec1 Sveshnikov - Shabalov, Riga
(Rapidplay) 1 990) 1 1 . Axc4 !? dxc4 1 2 . tObd2
Ax bS 1 3 . tOe4 AcS ! 1 4 . a4 Ac6 ! 1 S . tOxcs
Axf3 16. Wxf3 WxcS 1 7. 0-0 'WdS +! Kharlov
Zakharevich , Russian Championship, Elista
1 996 ;

d ) 8. ebh1 cxd4 ! (8 . . . tOge7 9. d x cS ! tOg6


1 0 . Ae3 tOcxeS 1 1 . tOxeS tOxeS 1 2 . b4 Ae7
1 3 . tOd2 tOc6 1 4 . f4 Grischuk - Radjabov,
Dubai 2002) 9. c x d4 tOge7 1 0 . tOc3 tOg6
1 1 . Ad3 Ae7 1 2 . Ae3 0-0 1 3 . e1 tOaS

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1 4 . gc1 c4 1 S . gc2 xe3 1 6. fxe3 bS


Grischuk - Radjabov, Dubai 2002 ;

Ae7 1 4 . Y!ie2 gS 1 S . Ag3 O-O-O =F Kupre


ichi k - Gulko, 44 th USSR Championship,
M oscow 1 976 ; 9. ge1 0-0-0 1 0. Ad3 h6
11. a3 a6 12. AgS e8 13. Af4 Ae7 14. 'Wd2
ef8 1S. c2 c4 16. Af1 hg8 =F Movsesian
Shirov, German League 1 999/2000) 9 . . . d4
1 0 . Af4 h6 1 1 . bd2 f7 1 2 . e4 Ae7
1 3 . Ad3 0-0-0 1 4 . ge1 gdf8 1 S . Ag3 gS
1 6. f6 hS 17. h3 00 M otylev - J . Ivanov, St.
Petersburg 1 997.

e) 8. g3 h6 9 . h4 Y!ic7 1 0 . hS ge7 1 1 . ge1


cxd4 1 2 . cxd4 'Wb6 13. g4 g6 14. hxg6 xg6
1S. c3 g8 oo Grischuk - Bareev, Chalkidiki
2002 ;
f) 8 . a3 !? ge7 9 . c2 g6 1 0 . Ad3
Ae7 1 1 . g3 c4 1 2 . Ae2 f6 1 3 . exf6 Axf6
14. h4 h6 1S. hS ge7 16. Af4 ;i; Sveshnikov
Razuvaev, Moscow (Rapidplay) 1 992 .

1 35 8 . . . Ad6 9 . xc6 Axc6 1 0 . AhS+ g6


1 1 . Ag4 .

1 33 ..------:---, .
8

1 36

'Wc7 1 0. c4

---------, .
6
5
4

7 Y!ic7 8. Af4 0-0-0 (8 . . . ge7 9. Ag3 fS


1 0 . exf6 xg3 1 1 . f7+ c;t>xf7 1 2 . fxg3 c;t>g8
1 3 . d xcS AxcS+ 14. c;t>h1 gf8 1 S . c4 d4
16. a3 ;i; Prie - Di m itrov, Sofia 1 990) 9 . Ag3
'Wb6 10. 'Wc1 fxeS 1 1 . xeS xeS 1 2 . AxeS
f6 13. b4 c4 14. a4 Ad6 1S. as 'Wc7 16. 'We3
c;t>b8 1 7. d2 Ac8 1 8 . gae1 Sveshnikov
Atanasov, Berlin 1 989 ;

7 'Wb6 8. d xcS (8. a3 fxeS 9 . d x eS c4


1 0. bd2 aS 1 1 . d4 AcS 1 2 . 2f3 e7 =F
Jonkman - Stel lwagen , Wijk aan Zee 2003)
8 . . . AxcS 9. b4 Ae7 10. Af4 ( 1 0. c4 d x c4
1 1 . a3 xeS 1 2 . xeS fxeS 1 3 . xc4
'Wx b4 1 4 . a4 Degraeve - Bricard , French
Championship, Val d ' Jsere 2002) 10 . . . fxeS
1 1 . xeS xeS 1 2 . AxeS f6 1 3 . a4 as
1 4 . bxaS gxaS 1 S . d2 0-0 1 6 . gb1 Y!ia7
1 7. AbS ;i; Polgar - Topalov, Dos Hermanas
1 994.
.

134 8. d x eS Y!ic7 9. c4 !? (9. a3 a6


1 0. Af4 h6 1 1 . c2 f7 1 2 . c4 d4 13. Ad3

a) 1 0 . . .Y!ixeS 1 1 . AhS+ ! g6 1 2 . Af3 0-0-0


1 3 . ge1 Y!id6 14. c3 Romanish i n
Ivanchuk, Irkutsk 1 986 ;
b) 1 0 . . . d4 1 1 . Af4 e7 ( 1 1 . . . 0-0-0 1 2 . d2
Ac6 1 3 . Ad3 gS !? t Jonkman - Smeets,
Groningen 2002) 12. d2 fS 1 3 . Ad3 Ae7
1 4 . e4 0-0 1 S . Y!ig4 c;t>h8 1 6 . Y!ih3 'Wd8
17. Ad2 Ae8 1 8 . g4 h4 1 9 . f4 I. Zaitsev
Tarjan, Quito 1 977 ;
c) 1 0 . . . e7 1 1 . c3 d4 1 2 . e4 Y!ixeS
1 3 . ge1 0-0-0 1 4 . Af3 ge8 1 S . b4 c x b4
1 6 . a3 M i los - Rodriguez, Santos 2003 ;
d ) 1 0 . . . 0-0-0 1 1 . cxdS Y!ixeS 1 2 . Af3 exdS
[12 . . . Ad6 1 3 . g3 exdS 14. Af4 'Wf6 1 S . c3
Ac6 1 6 . xdS Y!id4 (Sveshnikov - Psakh is,
Sochi 1 984) 17. 'Wc2 ! ] 13. ge1 Y!id6 !
1 4 . g3 !? f6 1 S . Af4 Y!ia6 ! 1 6 . c3 d4
17. e4 xe4 1 8 . gxe4 Sveshnikov
Vaisser, Sochi 1 984 ;

78

Table 4 : 5. tDf3 Ad7

9 . . . e7 1 0 . AgS ( 1 0. e4 I?) 1 0 . . .We?


1 1 . AhS+ g6 1 2 . Af6 gg8 1 3 . Ag4 Ag?
1 4 . ge1 f? ?! ( 1 4 . . . e6 !? 1 S . We2 Axf6
1 6 . exf6 O-O-O ! 1 7. Axe6 Axe6 1 8 . Wxe6+
Wd? 00 G lek) 1S. e4 ! ;! G lek - Yurtaev, Tash
kent 1 98?

7. dxc5 !1 g6 8. Ae3 g xeS 9. xeS


xeS 1 0 . f4 e6 1 1 . d2 b6 1 2 . b3 bxeS
1 3 . xeS Wb6 14. xe6 !? (14. xd? Wxe3
1 S . xf8 xf8 1 6 . Wd2 Wxd2+ 1 7. xd2
e? 18. b4 Velimirovic - Zuger, Lucerne
1 989) 14 . . .Wxe3 1 S . e?+ d8 1 6. xdS 55
( 1 6. xdS We6 1 7. Wd2 55 ; 1 6. xa8 AeS
17. WxdS Wf2+ 18. d1 ge8 00 ) ;

137 1 0 . Ad3 Wd? 1 1 . AgS h6 1 2 . d2


f? 1 3 . Ah4 Ae? 1 4 . Axe? Wxe? 1 S . f4
0-0-0 16. We2 b8 1 7. gae1 g6 18. a3 e4 ! 00
Ivanehu k - Short, 34 th Olympiad, Novi Sad
1 990.

7. h4 !1

138 1 1 . Ag4 Wd? 1 2 . e3 d x e4 1 3 . We2


fS 14. Wxe4 d4 1S. a4 hS 1 6 . Ah3 Wf? oo
Sax - Speelman , Hastings 1 990/91 .

a) ?. . . hS 8. a3 exd4 9. e x d4 fS 1 0 . e2
Wb6 1 1 . 0-0 b4 1 2 . e3 xe3 1 3 . fxe3
Ae? 1 4 . a3 e6 1 S . b4 ;! Sveshn i kov Kholopov, Cheliabinsk (Rapidplay) 1 99? ;

139 1 1 . . . d x e4 1 2 . d2 ! ( 1 2 . Axe4 Wxd1


13. gxd1 dS 14. e3 h6 1S. Ah4 gS
1 6. Ag3 ;!) 12 . . .WdS 1 3 . AhS+ g6 14. Wg4
Ae? D 1 S. Axg6+ h xg6 1 6. Axe? xe?
17. xe4 We4 18. WgS+ ;! Benjamin - Gulko,
Groningen 1 993.

b ) ?. . . We? 8 . a3 a6 9 . e2 exd4 1 0 . exd4


aS 1 1 . b3 ge8 1 2 . e3 ee6 13. 0-0
!Le? 14. Ad2 0-0 1 S . Ad3 fS 1 6 . exf6
Axf6 1 7. ge1 Sveshnikov - Scether, Gausdal
1 992 ;

140 1 2 . AhS+ ! g6 ( 1 2 . . . g6 1 3 . We2 Wf?


14. exdS ) 13. Af6 gg8 14. Af3 .
141
1 2 . . . d x e4
14. d2 ;! .
142

13

13.

Wxd?+ !

Axd?

d 4 14. dS ;

1 3 d x c4 14. We2 Ae? ( 1 4 . . . Wd3 1 S . We1 !


h6 1 6. gd1 h xgS 1 7. gxd3 exd3 1 8 . g3 ! )
1S. gad1 We? 16. Axe? ( 1 6. Ae1 ?! Svesh
nikov - Panbukeh ian , Anapa 1 991 ) 1 6 . . .Wxe?
17. f4 ! .
..

143

c) ?. . . Wb6 8. dxeS ! WxeS 9. hS Wb6 10. a3


fS 1 1 . Wb3 AeS 1 2 . Wx b6 Ax b6 13. g4 h6
14. gg1 Ae? 1 S . bS Ab8 1 6 . Af4 ;! Svesh
nikov - Bash kov, Satka (Rapidplay) 2003 ;

------

d ) ? . . exd4 !? 8. exd4 Wb6 9. a3 fS


1 0 . e2 b4 ( 1 0 . . . Ab4+ 1 1 . f1 hS
1 2 . a3 Ae? 1 3. b4 ge8 14. g3 f6 1S. Ad3
fxeS 1 6 . AxfS exfS 17. d x eS ;! Topalov
N i kolic, Monte Carlo (blind) 1 99?) 1 1 . x b4
( 1 1 . f1 hS 1 2 . g3 AbS 1 3 . Ax bS+
WxbS+ 14. g2 Movsesian - Nikolic, Ger
man League 2002/03) 1 1 . . . Ax b4+ 1 2 . f1
ge8 13. g4 h6 14. Axh6 gxh6 1S. ge1 gxe1
16. Wxe1 .

6
5
4
3

---I 'l1

L...__
.____________....__
.;;;...

144 ? . . ge8 8. a3 (8. ge1 exd4 9. exd4


fS 10. e3 Ae? 1 1 . a3 0-0 = Men
vielle Laeourrelle - Larsen, Las Palmas 1 9?6 ;
8. d xeS g6 9. b4 Ae? 1 0 . Ae3 exeS
1 1 . xeS xeS 1 2 . d2 Peng Xi
aomin - Yusupov, 33 rd Olympiad, Elista 1 998)
8 . . . exd4 9. exd4 ! fS 10. e2

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1 2 . . . tild8) 1 3 . g x hS tilfS 1 4 . Ae3 ! ;t Svesh


nikov - Skalkotas, Athens 1 983 ;

...

10

145

.1e7 1 1 . g4 tbh4 1 2 . tilxh4 Ax h4 13. f4 oo .


,..----:---:---,

...

10

'Wb6

..

a) 1 1 . Ad3 !? as ( 1 1 . . . tilfxd4 ? 1 2 . tilfxd 4


tilxd4 1 3 . Ae3 AcS 1 4 . b4 +- ; 1 1 . . . tilb4
1 2 . tilx b4 Ax b4 1 3 . a3 Ae7 1 4 . AxfS exfS
1 S . AgS AxgS 1 6 . tilxgS 0-0 1 7. 'Wd2 &ic4 =
Benjami n - Gulko, U S Championship, Key
West 1 994) 1 2 . a3 a4 1 3 . AxfS exfS 14. tile3
'WbS 1 S . b3 ! ax b3 1 6. &ib1 t Guido - Foisor,
Montecatini Terme 1 994 ; 16. a4 ? b2 ! -+ ;

9 J.e7 1 0. g4 tilh4 ( 1 0 . . . tilh6 1 1 . h3 0-0


1 2 . Ae3 f6 1 3 . exf6 &ixf6 1 4 . tileS &if8 1 S . f4
Ab4 1 6 . Af3 Axc3 1 7. bx c3 ;t Sveshnikov
Lalit, Sochi 1 987) 1 1 . tilx h4 Ax h4 1 2 . Ae3
0-0 1 3 . f4 f6 1 4 . exf6 Axf6 1 S . &ic1 g6
16. 'Wd2 = Nunn - Anand, Munich 1 991 ;

b) 1 1 . 'Wd3 ?! a6 1 2 . a4 ( 1 2 . g4 tilfe7 1 3 . a4 ?!
tilaS 14. b4 tilc4 1S. 'Wb3 tilc6 :f Yanovsky
Kindermann , Bie1 1 991 ) 1 2 . . . tilb4 1 3 . tilx b4
Ax b4 1 4 . h4 h6 1 S . hS tile7 1 6. Af4 tilc6
1 7. &ifc1 AaS Sveshni kov - Dizdar, Siove
nian League, Celje 2003 ;

9 IleS 1 0 . g;,h1 !? ( 1 0. Ae3) 1 0 . . . a6 1 1 . g4


tilfe7 1 2 . Ad3 tilaS 1 3 . &ig1 tilec6 1 4 . &ig3
'Wb6 Vatter - Kindermann , Baden-Baden
1 993 ;
..

9 h51! 1 0 . AgS Ae7 1 1 . Axe7 'Wxe7


1 2 . 'Wd2 ;t Romero Holmes - Korchnoi , Wij k
aan Zee 1 992 .

c) 1 1 . g;,h1 !? tilaS [ 1 1 . . . tilb4 1 2 . tilx b4 'Wx b4


13. a4 !? as ( 0 1 3 . . .'WaS) 14. Ad2 'Wb6 1S. g4
tile7 1 6. b4 ax b4 1 7. as 'Wc7 1 8 . Ax b4 tilg6
1 9 . Ad2 ! ;t Dvoiris - Gleizerov, Hoogeveen
2000] 1 2 . g4 tile7 1 3 . tilfe1 AbS 1 4 . tild3 !
hS !? 1 S . g x hS tilfS 1 6 . Ae3 ;t Grischu k
Gulko, Esbjerg 2000 ;

146 10. g4 tilh4 1 1 . tilxh4 'Wx h4 1 2 . Ae3


Ae7 1 3 . f4 f6 ;
10. Af4 !1 'Wb6 1 1 . tila4 'Wa7 1 2 . Ae3 bS
1 3 . tilc3 b4 ( 1 3 . . .f6 14. Ad3 ) 14. tila4 ;t ;
10. h1 &ic8 1 1 . Ae3 Ae7 1 2 . Ad3 tilxe3
1 3 . fxe3 0-0 1 4 . &ic1 f6 1 S . exf6 Axf6
Pal leja - Dizdar, Montpellier 1 997.

d ) 1 1 . g4 ! tilfe7 1 2 . tilfe1 [ 1 2 . tilh4 !? tilb4


( 1 2 . . . tbg6 13. tbg2 f6 14. exf6 gxf6 Svesh
nikov - Atalik, Siovenian League, Bled 1 999)
1 3 . tilxb4 'Wx b4 14. f4 tilc6 ( 1 4 . . . AbS
1 S . 'Wd2 'Wa4 1 6 . b3 'Wa6 17. Ax bS+ 'Wx bS
18. fS tilc6 19. Ab2 = Sveshnikov - Gleizerov,
Russian League, Podolsk 1 992) 1 S . Ae3
Ae7 1 6 . tilg2 ;t Sveshni kov - Ulibin, Russian
League, Podolsk 1 992] 1 2 . . . h S ? ! ( 1 2 . . . g6 ;

147 1 4 . exdS tilxd3 ( 1 4 . . . exdS 1 S . Ab1


Ae6 1 6. tile2 ;t Kharlov - Dokhoian , S8 th
U S S R Championship,
M oscow 1 991 )
1 S . d x e6 ! tilxeS ! 1 6 . tilxeS Axe6 1 7. dS
'Wb6+ ! ( 1 7. . . Af6 18. 'Wd4 AxeS 19. 'WxeS
Ad7 ;t Kharlov) 18. g;,h1 &iad8 1 9. 'Wf3 Ac8 .

80

Table 4 : 5. tbf3 Ad7

148

1 51
1 1 . . . 0-0 1 2 . Ad3 ae8 1 3 . g4 ttlxe3
14. fxe3 Wd8 15. We1 f5 16. gxf5 exf5 17. gb1
b6 1 8 . Wg3 ;1; Rozentalis - ZGger, Chiasso
1 991 .

8. Ad3 !?

8
7
6

1 52

8 h4 9 . ttlxh4 [9. ttlg5 !? exd4 1 0 . exd4


(10. f4 I?) 1 0 . . . ttlxd4 11. Wh5 ttlg6 12. ttle3 S5
Kupreieh i k - Levitt,
Badenweiler
1 990]
9 . . .Wxh4 10. Ae3 Wd8 !? [10 . . . exd4 1 1 . exd4
Ab4 ( 1 1 . . .Wd8 !?) 1 2 . a3 Aa5 1 3. g3 We7
14. ttle3 f5 1 5 . b4 ;1; Kupreiehik - Levitt,
Copenhagen 1 988] 1 1 . ttld2 Wb6 1 2 . b3
( 1 2 . Wb1 exd4 1 3 . exd4 ttlb4 1 4 . Ae2 Ab5
15. Axb5+ Wx b5 1 6. e1 Ae7 17. e3 ttle6
18. b3 Wa6 1 9 . Wd1 0-0 = ; 1 2 . ttlf3 e4
1 3 . Ae2 Wx b2 1 4 . Wd2 Wb6 1 5 . ttlg5 S5
Vasyukov - Levitt, Grcested 1 990) 1 2 . . . exd4
13. exd4 ttlb4 14. Ae2 Ab5 15. Ax b5+ Wx b5
16. a3 ttle6 1 7. Wg4 ;1; ;

8. . . cxd4 9. Axf5 exf5 10. ttlxd4 Ae7 1 1 . Wb3


( 1 1 . ttlf3 Ae6 1 2 . Ae3 g5 ! 1 3 . ttla3 ! f4 14. Ad4
gg8 15. ttle1 00 Romanishin - Hort, Biel 1 987)
1 1 . . . ttlxd4 ( 1 1 . . . Ae8 1 2 . f4 0-0 1 3 . Ae3 f6
14. exf6 Axf6 15. ttld2 ;1; Kupreiehik - Kosten,
Val Maubuee 1 989) 12. exd4 Wb6 (12 . . . Ae6
13. Wg3 ;1;) 13. Wxb6 ( 1 3. ttle3 Ae6 14. Wa4+
Ad7 1 5 . Wb3 = Stevi6 - Dizdar, Croatian
League, M ed u l i n 2002) 13 . . . a xb6 1 4 . ttle3
Ae6 1 5 . a3 ( 1 5 . f4 !? d7 ) 1 5 . . . d7 1 6. f4
ghe8 = Reefat - Barsov, Dhaka 2001 .

--------

1 3. d3 e8 1 4 . e1 We7 1 5 . e5 O-O !
1 6 . Wb1 b6 1 7. e2 ( 1 7. e3 ? ttlxd4 ! !
1 8 . Ax h7+ h8 1 9 . xe8 ttlxf3+ 20. xf3
xe8 2 1 . h3 Wxa3 -+ ; 1 7. Ax h7+ ? h8
18. gee1 g6 19. Axg6 fxg6 20. Wxg6 Wh7 ! +)
1 7. . . h6 18. Aa6 ed8 = Shirov - Topalov, Dos
Hermanas 1 997 ;
13. Wb1 !1 b6 14. e4 0-0 15. Ad3 h6 16. exd5
exd5 1 7. h3 ;1; Sveshnikov - Iskusnykh, St. Pe
tersburg 1 997.
1 53 1 3 a5 ! 1 4 . We1 0-0 1 5 . Ad3 ge8
1 6. e4 Ae6 =.

1 3 b 6 1 4 . Ab5 e8 1 5 . Wa4 0-0 1 6. Axe6


gxe6 17. Wxa7 Ae8 18. gfe1 gxe1 + 1 9. gxe1
f6 20. We7 Sveshnikov - Luther, Nova Gor
iea 2000.

154

149 9 . . . Ae7 1 0 . ttle2 0-0 1 1 . g4 ttlh4


1 2 . ttlxh4 Axh4 1 3 . f4 f6 ( 1 3 . . . f5 14. Ad3 ;1; )
1 4 . Ae3 e8 1 5 . Ad3 g6 1 6. Wd2 ;1; Svesh
nikov - Leito, ( Rapidplay) 2000.
150 10 . . . 0-0 1 1 . b1 We7 1 2 . Ad3 fe8 00
Sax - Dreev, Tilburg ( Rapidplay) 1 992 .

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8. g3 !?

a) B . . .f6 !? 9. Ad3 (9. exf6 gxf6 1 0 . h4


&!gB 1 1 . h5 tilhB 1 2 . g2 cxd4 13. cxd4
Ad6 1 4 . Ae3 Y!ic7 1 5 . &!g1 0-0-0 .: Gure
vich) 9 . . . cxd4 !? 1 0 . cxd4 tilb4 1 1 . Ae2 fxe5
1 2 . tilxe5 tilxe5 1 3 . d xe5 Ac5 .: Meessen
Gurevich , Belgian Championsh ip, Charleroi
2001 ;
b) B . . . Wb6 9. a3 c4 10. h4 h6 1 1 . tilbd2 tila5
1 2 . &!e1 0-0-0 13. &!b1 ;t; Adams - Vaganian ,
Oviedo ( Fischer Blitz) 1 992 ;

1 B . tileS ttlxe5 1 9 . d x e5 &!fB 20. tile2 Ag6 =


Romero Holmes - N ikolic, Wijk aan Zee 1992 .
155 B . . . cxd4 9. c x d4 Ae7 1 0 . tilc3 0-0
1 1 . Ad3 AeB 1 2 . &!c1 f6 1 3 . exf6 Axf6
1 4 . Wd2 hB 1 5 . Ab1 &!cB 1 6 . &!fe1 ;t; Sax
Korchnoi , Candidates Tournament ( m/1 0),
Wijk aan Zee 1 991 .
156 9. e1 ?! 0-0 10. f4 Wb6 1 1 . Wd2 cxd4
1 2 . cxd4 f6 = Kupreichi k - N i kol ic, Ljubl
janaiPortoroz 1 9B9 ; 12 . . . ttlh4 !? l= ;
9. g3 cxd4 1 0. cxd4 f6 1 1 . exf6 Axf6 1 2 . ttlc3
0-0 1 3 . Wd2 ttlge7 14. Ad3 h6 !? .: Roman
ishin - N ikolic, Leningrad 1 9B7 .

c) B . . . Ae7 9. h4 0-0 (9 . . . cxd4 1 0 . cxd4


0-0 11. h5 !? tilhB 1 2 . h6 g6 13. tilbd2
f6 14. exf6 Axf6 1 5 . tilb3 tilf7 1 6 . tilh2 !
tild6 1 7. Ag4 .: Hjartarson - Korchnoi, Am
sterdam 1 991 ) 10. h5 ttlhB 1 1 . h6 g6 1 2 . dxc5
[ 1 2 . . . Axc5 !? 1 3 . c4 f6 ! ( 1 3 . . . d xc4 1 4 . tilc3
Ae7 1 5 . tile4 g5 1 6. Axg5 Axg5 1 7. tilfxg5
tilxe5 1B. f4 Gdanski - Przewozn i k, 49 th
Polish Championship, Czstochowa 1992)
14. cxd5 tilxe5 1 5 . Wb3 tilxf3+ 1 6. Axf3
e5 1 7. tilc3 ttlf7 1 B . d6 hB 1 9 . Y!ix b7 &!bB
( 1 9 . . . &!cB ! ) 20. Wc7 Axd6 2 1 . Wxa7 t Tim
man - Lju bojevic, Amsterdam 1 999] 12 . . . f6
1 3 . exf6 Axc5 1 4 . Ag5 !? ttlf7 1 5 . Ah4 Y!ic7
1 6 . Y!id2 tilce5 00 Ti m man - N i kolic, Amster
dam 1 999 ;

157 9 . . . ttlg xe5 10. ttlxe5 ttlxe5 1 1 . f4 ttlc6


( 1 1 . . . ttlg6 1 2 . b4 0-0 1 3 . tild2 b6 1 4 . ttlb3
Wc7 15. Y!id2 Aa4 16. f5 ttle5 17. cxb6 axb6
1 B . tild4 ;t; Cherniaev - Fermlndez H ernan
dez, Spain 1 997) 1 2 . tild2 0-0 1 3 . Ad3 ;t;
Kharlov - Sakaev, Sao Paulo 1 991 .
158 1 2 . b4 0-0 1 3 . f4 tilg6 1 4 . Y!id2 b6
1 5 . c x b6 axb6 1 6 . ttlb5 Ax b5 1 7. Axb5 Af6
1 B . Ad4 Axd4+ 1 9 . cxd4 &!a3 .: M ukhame
tov - Stojanovic, Bela Crkva 1 996.
1 59 14. fle1 !? 0-0 1 5 . Ad3 f5 ( 1 5 . . . b6
1 6. cxb6 axb6 17. Wh5 t ) 16. b4 .: ;

8. a3 Ae7 9. b4 cxd4 1 0 . cxd4 &!cB 1 1 . Ae3


0-0 1 2 . Wd2 f6 13. exf6 Axf6 14. ttlc3 ttlce7
1 5 . Ad3 AeB 1 6 . Ag5 h6 1 7. Axf6 &!xf6

14. c4 &!dB 15. cxd5 (Kharlov - Sakaev, Rus


sian League, Podolsk 1 992) 15 . . . &!xd5 =
Sakaev.

Notes

82

Table 5 : 6. Ae2 eDge7

7.

eDa3 cxd4 8. cxd4 eDf5 9. eDc2

Table 5

...

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 ctlc6 5. ctlf3
.ld7 6 . .le2 ctlge7 7. ctla3 c)(d4 1 60 8. c)(d4
ctlf5 161 9. ctlc2 1 62

9
23 . . .
Wb6 1 63

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

0-0 1 64
tDa5 1 65

g4 ! 1 66
tDe7 167

tDfe1
h5 168

g x h5
Ab5

tDd3
tDf5

Ae3 1 69
c8 1 7O

b4 1 71
tDc6 1 72

+!

as

g4 1 73
tDfe7

tDfe1 1 74
h5 !? 1 75

g x h5
tDf5

Ae3
f6

xf5
Ad3
0-0-0 1 76 exf5 1 77

00

c.!?h1 !?
tDb4 1 78

tDe3
C8 1 79

tDxf5
exf5

Ad2
Ae7

a3
tDc6 180

24 . .
.

25 . . .

Ac3 181

26 . . .
Ae7

0-0 1 82
g5 !? 1 83

g4 !? 1 84
tDg7 1 85

b4
a6 186

b1 187
f5 !? 1 88

exf6
Axf6

a4
h6 1 89

27 . . .
tDb4

0-0 1 90
tDxc2 191

'Wxc2
'Wb6 1 92

'Wd3
a6 1 93

Ad2 1 94
'Wb5 1 95

fc1
'Wxd3

Axd3
lie7

Axf5
exf5 1 96

c8

g4 !? 197
tDe7

lid2 1 98
h5

h3
a6

a4 1 99
h xg4 200

28 . . .

83

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..

fS 1 S . e3 xe3 1 6 . fxe3 ;t Sveshnikov


Furlan , Slovenia ( Rapidplay) 1 997) 1 2 . 0-0
[ 1 2 . Wd2 as 1 3 . 0-0 0-0 1 4 . h1 h8 !?
( 1 4 . . . lib4 =) 1S. g4 h6 16. !Xg1 g8
Cifuentes Parada - Sokolov, Dutch Cham
pionship, Amsterdam 1 994] 12 . . . aS !? 13. a3
( 1 3 . g4 h6 1 4 . fe1 f6 1 S . d3 f7
1 6 . Af3 fxeS 1 7. d xeS O-O :f M arkovic
Sokolov, Yugoslavia 1 987) 1 3 . . . 0-0 14. Ad3
h8 1 S . !Xe1 a7 1 6 . a4 c6 Timman
Sokolov, Dutch Championshi p (m/3), Ams
terdam 1 996 ;

8
7
6

3
2

7 f5 8. c2 Ae7 9 . 0-0 see 7. . . cxd4


8. cxd4 fS 9. c2 lie7 ; 9 . Ad3 !? ;t cxd4
1 0. AxfS exfS 1 1 . cxd4 ;t ;

1 64

a) 9 . . . lib4+ 10. f1 h6 ( 1 0 . . . ge7 1 1 . c2


AaS 1 2 . g3 f6 1 3 . g2 0-0 1 4 . exf6
gxf6 1 S . e3 h8 1 6. b3 Ac7 1 7. Ab2
Ae8 1 8 . Ad3 ;t Sveshni kov - Graf, Kiev
( Rapidplay) 1 989 ; 1 0 . . . Ae7 !? M ovsesian
Kindermann , German League 200S/06)
1 1 . c2 Ae7 1 2 . Ad3 ! ( 1 2 . hS f8 13. b4
h7 14. lid2 0-0 1S. lid3 !Xc8 16. We1
a6 1 7. a4 fS Sveshnikov - Gulko, Tashkent
1 984) 1 2 . . . f8 1 3 . !Xh3 Wb6 1 4 . !Xg3 g6
1S. g1 ;t Ehlvest - M inasian , Ohrid 2001 ;

c
d-e--f

--

7 g6 8 . h4 !? cxd4 9 . cxd4

-'

--

to-''';::;:''

5
4
3

--------

10. g4 fe7 1 1 . 0-0 ( 1 1 . h4 b4 1 2 . a3


ec6 1 3 . lie3 lie7 1 4 . g2 f6 1 S . bS
fxeS 16. 0-0 0-0 17. dxeS AcS :f Wemmers
Gurevich, Belgian League 2003/04) 1 1 . . . hS
1 2 . h3 !? h xg4 1 3 . h xg4 f6 ( 1 3 . . . g6 !? van
Wely) 1 4 . Ad3 ! 0-0-0 1 S . b4 ;t Shirov - van
Wely, Wij k aan Zee 2001 ;

b) 9 . . . Axa3 10. bxa3 h6 1 1 . hS ge7 1 2 . 0-0


aS 1 3 . !Xb1 Ac6 1 4 . lid3 c4 1 S . h4 ! t
Grischuk - Graf, 3S th Olympiad, Bled 2002 .
1 61
8 . . . g6 9. h4 lib4+ [9 . . . h6 1 0 . hS
Axa3 1 1 . bxa3 ge7 1 2 . !Xb1 ( 1 2 . 0-0
Grisch uk - Graf, 3S th Olympiad , Bled 2002)
1 2 . . . aS 13. Ad2 Ac6 14. Ab4 c4 1S. d2
fS 1 6. 0-0 xd4 1 7. Axc4 d x c4 1 8 . xc4
f3+ 19. gxf3 WgS+ 20. h2 'Wh4+ 21. g1
Wxc4 + Stevic - N i kolic, Siovenian League,
Celje 2003] 10. f1 0-0 1 1 . hS h8 1 2 . Ad3
h6 13. 'Wc2 fS 14. 'We2 Ae7 1S. c2 ;t Sandi
pan - Hertneck, German League 2002/03.
1 62

r-ab

10. h4

a) 1 0 . . . lib4+ 1 1 . f1 hS 1 2 . a3 lie7 1 3 . b4
!Xc8 1 4 . g3 f6 1 S . lid3 fxeS 1 6 . AxfS exfS
1 7. dxeS d4 ;t Topalov - N ikolic, Monte Carlo
(blind) 1 997 ;
b ) 1 0 . . .f6 1 1 . g 4 fxd4 ! ( 1 1 . . . fe7 1 2 . exf6
g xf6 1 3 . gS Ag7 00 ) 1 2 . cxd4 xeS 1 3 . gS
AcS 1 4 . 0-0 xf3+ 1 S . xf3 Wb4 1 6 . e1
'Wx h4 17. g2 'Wb4 Movsesian - Gurevich ,
Sarajevo 2000 ;

9. 0-0 Axa3 - see 7. 0-0.

1 63 9 . . .WaS+ 1 0. Ad2 W b6 1 1 . Ac3 Ae7


( 1 1 . . . aS 1 2 . g4 fe7 1 3 . h4 hS 1 4 . g x hS

c) 1 0 . . . b4 1 1 . xb4 Ax b4+ ( 1 1 . . .Wx b4+


1 2 . f1 AbS 1 3 . g4 Axe2+ 14. xe2 Wc4+

84

Table 5 : 6. Ae2 t;)ge7

7.

t;)a3 cxd4 8. cxd4 t;)f5 9. t;)c2

1 5 .te7 16. a4 Axd3 1 7. Axd3 g6 18. h xg6


fxg6 1 9. b4 tj)c4 20. Axc4 d x c4 21 . dS
tj)xe3 22 . fxe3 Sveshnikov - Dolmatov, Mos
cow (Rapidplay) 1 991 ; 22 . tj)xe3 ;

1 S . Wd3 tj)e7 1 6 . hS i Movsesian - U l i b i n ,


P u l a 1 999) 1 2 . f1 hS ( 1 2 . . . AbS !? 1 3 . g 4
tj) h 6 14. A x h 6 g x h6 1 S . W b 3 !;lg8 1 6 . a3
Axe2+ 1 7. xe2 Wa6+ 1 8 . Wd3 Ae7 = Pi
laj - Moor, Lei pzig 2002) 13. a4 ! !;lc8 1 4 . g3
Ae7 1S. g2 !;lc7 1 6. as Wb4 17. b3 i Shi
rov - Gurevich , Prague ( Rapidplay) 2002 .
165

1 5. . . c4 16. a4 tj)cxe3 1 7. fxe3 Ac4 18. tj)f4 !


Ab3 1 9 . AbS+ d8 20. We2 Axc2 21 . as !
Wc7 22. !;lfc1 !;lc8 23. a6 ! b6 24. Aa4 Wc4 !
2S. !;lxc2 'Wxe2 26. !;lxc8+ ? = Sveshnikov
Dolmatov, Russian League, Naberezhnye
Chelny 1 988 ; 26. !;lxe2 Ae7 27. !;lg2 ! !;lc4
28. f2 !;l b4 (28 . . . Ah4+ ? ! 29. e2 !;lb4 ?
30. b3 ) 29. a2 i ;

1 0 . . . !;lc8 !?

a) 1 1 . Ad3 as 1 2 . a3 a4 13. AxfS exfS 14. tj)e3


'ti'bS ;
b) 1 1 . g4 !? tj)fe7 1 2 . tj)h4 ( 1 2 . tj)fe1 hS
13. g x h S oo Sveshnikov - Skalkotas, Athens
1 983) 12 . . . tj)g6 [ 1 2 . . . tj)b4 1 3 . tj)xb4 Wx b4
14. f4 AbS ( 1 4 . . . tj)c6 1 S . Ae3 Ae7 1 6 . tj)g2
f6 i Sveshni kov - U l i b i n , R ussian League,
Podolsk 1 992) 1S. Wd2 Wa4 1 6 . b3 Wa6
1 7. Ax bS+ Wx bS 1 8 . fS tj)c6 1 9 . Ab2 =
Sveshnikov - G leizerov, Russian League,
Podolsk 1 992] 1 3 . tj)g2 ( 1 3 . tj)xg6 h x g6 =)
13 . . . Ae7 .: ;

1 5 c6 ! (Shirov ; I::. Wd8-h4- ) 1 6. a4


Ac4 1 7. b4 Wd8 ! ( 1 7. . . Ab3 1 8 . as Wd8
1 9 . tj)de1 c8 20. !;lb1 Ac4 2 1 . tj)g2 Axe2
22. Wxe2 tj)h4 23. tj)ge1 tj)fS 24 . tj)g2 tj)h4
2S. tj)ge1 %-% Grosar - Dizdar, Ljubljana
1 997) 1 8 . Ag4 !? ( 1 8. Wd2 as ! .: ; 1 8 . as !?
transposes to Grosar - Dizdar, Nova Gorica
1 997, see N ote 1 69) 18 . . . tj)x e3 !? ( 1 8 . . .Wh4
1 9. h3 tj)xe3 20. fxe3 Wg3+ 21. h1 xhS !
22 . AxhS Wx h3+ 23. g1 'ifg3+ =) 1 9. fxe3
WgS 20. h3 xhS 2 1 . Wf3 O-O-O !? .: Sha
balov - Shirov, Edmonton 200S.

c) 1 1 . h1 tj)aS 1 2 . g4 tj)e7 1 3 . tj)fe1 hS


14 . g x hS tj)fS 1S. Ag4 tj)h6 1 6. Ah3 tj)c6
17. b3 .: Charbon neau - Barsov, M ontreal
2003.
166

1 1 . tj)e3 tj)xe3 1 2 . fxe3 Ae7 .: .

167

1 1 . . . tj)h6 1 2 . h3 .

171
1 6. b3 tj)c6 17. c1 as 1 8 . Wd2 Ae7
1 9 . g4 Wa6 .: Bergstrom - Kiriakov, Port
Erin 2000.

1 68 1 2 . . . AbS 1 3 . tj)d3 hS 1 4 . b 4 tj)ac6


1 S . a4 Ac4 1 6 . as Wc7 Stevi6 - Dizdar,
Croatian League, Poree 1 998.
169 1 S . b4 tj)c6 1 6 . a4 Ac4 17. as Wd8
18. Ae3 Wh4 (Grosar - Dizdar, Nova Gorica
1 997) 1 9 . tj)f4 Axe2 20. Wxe2 gS + .
170

8
7
6

172 17. a4 Ac4 18. b1 Wd8 19. tj)f4


Axe2 20. Wxe2 Wh4 2 1 . h3 .: Sveshnikov
Kiriakov, Russian Championship, Elista 1 994.
173 1 1 . b3 c8 ( 1 1 . . . tj)b4 1 2 . tj)e3 Ae7
1 3 . tj)xfS exfS 1 4 . a3 tj)c6 1 S . Ab2 0-0
16. tj)e1 fc8 17. f4 00 Delchev - Gurevich, Ba
tumi 2002) 1 2 . Ab2 ( 1 2 . Ae3 tj)b4 13. tj)ce1
AbS 14. !;lc1 !;lxc1 1 S . Ax bS+ Wx bS
1 6. Wxc1 tj)c6 = Greenfeld - Sher, Swiss
Championshi p 1 995) 1 2 . . . tj)b4 1 3 . tj)x b4
ax b4 14. e1 [ 1 4 . Wd3 i Ae7 1 S . g4 !
(1S. a4 bxa3 1 6. Axa3 Axa3 17. xa3 0-0 =)
1 S . . . tj)h4 ( 1 S . . . tj)h6 1 6 . h3 0-0 17. !;lfc1 i)
1 6. tj)x h4 Axh4 17. a4 0-0 18. !;lac1 i ]
1 4 . . . AbS 1S. c1 !;lxc1 ( 1 S . . . c6) 1 6 . Wxc1
Ae7 17. g4 tj)h6 18. 'ifc8+ Ad8 19. h3 i Tim
man - J6hannesson, Reykjavik 2004.

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174 1 2 . ttlh4 ttlg6 ( 1 2 . . .f6 1 3 . Ae3 fx e5


14. dxe5 'i!lc7 15. f4 g5 16. fxg5 'i!lxe5 17. ttlf3
'i!lb8 18. ttlfd4 Ag7 00 Kupreichik - Pilaj , Graz
2002) 1 3 . ttlg2 Ae7 1 4 . f4 0-0 1 5 . Ae3 f5
1 6. exf6 !;!xf6 1 7. h4 ( 1 7. Ad3 Ad6 1 8 . h4
!;!af8 19. g5 !;!6f7 20. Axg6 hxg6 21. h5 gxh5
22. 'i!lxh5 g6 ! S5 Benjamin - Gulko, U S Cham
pionship, Durango 1 992) 17. . . Ad6 1 8 . h5
ttlge7 1 9 . Ad3 !;!f7 !? ( 1 9 . . . !;!c8 20. 'i!le2
!;!ff8 2 1 . ttlh4 h6 22. g5 h xg5 23. fxg5 ttlf5
24. h6 ! - Sveshnikov - Gulko, 52 nd U S S R
Championship, Riga 1 985) 2 0 . 'i!le2 a4
(20 . . . !;!af8 21. !;!ad1 g6 22. h6 ttlb4 23. ttlx b4
axb4 Sveshnikov - Mencinger, Finkenstein
1 994) 2 1 . !;!ab1 !;!af8 00 Yagupov - Piskov,
Rostov on Don 1 993.

a) 1 2 . Ag5 Ae7 1 3 . Axe7 ttlcxe7 1 4 . 'Wd3


!;!c8 1 5 . !;!ab1 0-0 1 6 . ttle3 g6 17. h3
Dvoiris - Willemze, Dieren 2002 ;
b) 1 2 . Ad3 Ae7 13. Axf5 exf5 14. Ag5 'i!lx b2
1 5 . !;!b1 'Wxa2 1 6. !;!x b7 ttld8 1 7. e6 fxe6
1 8 . !;!xd7 Axg5 1 9. !;!xg7 Af6 20. !;!c7 S5
Gwaze - Summerscale, Edinburgh 2003 ;
c) 1 2 . b3 Ae7 ( 1 2 . . . h4 1 3 . h3 Ae7 1 4 . Ad3
'Wd8 1 5 . !;!b1 ttlb4 1 6 . ttl x b4 a x b4 1 7. !;!b2
g6 1 8 . Af4 Chern iaev - Pert, Hastings
2002/03) 13. Ad3 ttlh4 14. ttlg5 a4 15. !;!b1
axb3 1 6 . !;!xb3 'i!ld8 1 7. ttlh3 !;!xa2 1 8 . !;!x b7
ttla5 1 9 . !;!b2 !;!xb2 20. Ax b2 Eh lvest
Barsov, Dhaka 2001 .
179 1 2 . . . Ae7 1 3 . ttlxf5 exf5 1 4 . Ad2 0-0
1 5 . a3 ( 1 5 . Ac3 Ab5 1 6 . a3 Axe2 17. 'Wxe2
ttlc6 1 8 . e6 Af6 1 9 . exf7+ xf7 20. 'Wd3
%-% Predojevi6 - Galyas, Budapest 2002)
15 . . . tDc6 16. Ac3 !;!fb8 17. 'i!ld2 'i!ld8 18. b3
Cherniaev - Dzhakaev, Istanbul 2003.

175 1 2 . . . ttlg6 1 3 . f4 h5 14. g x h 5 ? ! ttlh4


1 5 . Ae3 ttlf5 1 6 . Af2 'Wx b2 :f Orak - Dizdar,
Pula 1 999.
176

15 . . . ttlxe3 !? :f .

180 15 . . . ttla6 1 6 . b4 a x b4 17. a x b4 ttlc7


18. b5 Vescovi - Vuckovi6, Bermuda 2002 .

177 17. ct\d3 Ae8 1 8 . 'Wf3 !;! x h 5 1 9 . exf6


gxf6 20. Af4 Ad6 Ermenkov - Spassov, AI
bena 1 985.

181

Grischuk - Gurevich , Esbjerg 2000.

182 10. g4 !? ttlh4 1 1 . ttlxh4 Axh4 1 2 . 0-0


f5 1 3 . f4 ( 1 3 . g xf5 !? ) 1 3 . . .fxg4 14. Axg4
0-0 1 5 . b3 !;!c8 1 6 . ttle3 'Wb6 17. Ab2 ttle7
1 8 . Ah3 !;!f7 1 9 . 'Wh5 ttlg6 20. f5 t Svesh
nikov - Karer, Nova Gorica 1 999 .

1 7. exf6 Ae8 1 8 . h6 gxf6 1 9 . 'Wd2 !;!d7 00


Sveshnikov - Razuvaev, Moscow 1 985.
178 r-----;----;--:---;:---, .

183 ....---....,..----:---;--, .

7
6
5
4

5
4
3

1 1 Elc8 1 2 . b3 ( 1 2 . g4 tDfe7 1 3 . ttlh4 tDb4


N i H ua - Kristjansson, Goa 2002) 1 2 . . . ttlb4
1 3 . ttle3 ttlxe3 1 4 . Axe3 Ae7 1 5 . ttle1 Ab5
1 6. f4 Hadzimanolis - Barsov, I karos 2001 ;
..

11

10

...

h5?!

a) 1 1 . !;!b1 'Wb6 ( 1 1 . . . g5 1 2 . b4 g4 1 3 . ttlfe1


'Wb6 14. Ae3 ) 1 2 . b4 ! a5 1 3 . a3 ax b4

h5 !?

86

Table 5 : 6. Ae2 ge7

7.

a3 cxd4 8. cxd4 f5 9. c2

1 90

1 4 . ax b4 Grischu k - Kaidanov, New York


2000 ;
b) 1 1 . ttle3 !? g5 1 2 . ttlxf5 exf5 1 3 . h4 g4
14. ttlg5 Wb6 1 5 . Ae3 f4 ! 1 6 . Axf4 Wxd4 :f
Dolmatov - H ertneck, Tilburg ( Rapidplay)
1 992 ;

6
5
4

c) 1 1 . c;!;>h1 g5 1 2 . ttlfe1 g4 1 3 . Ae3 Wb6


14. ttld3 a5 15. a4 E;!c8 16. Wd2 Wb3 1 7. E;!fc1
ttlxe3 1 8 . fxe3 ttld8 1 9 . Ad1 Wb6 20. b4 t
Movsesian - Schl indwein , German League
2000/01 ;

3
2

L..-_______...;_
;;....
---I

d) 1 1 . b4 !? E;!c8 ( 1 1 . . . ttlx b4 1 2 . ttlxb4 Ax b4


1 3 . E;!b1 Aa5 ! 1 4 . E;!x b? Ab6 1 5 . Ag5 Wc8
1 6. Aa6 Wc6 1 7. Wd3 ) 1 2 . E;!b1 a6 1 3 . a4 !
Wb6 1 4 . b5 axb5 1 5 . Ax b5 Wc? 1 6 . ttle3
ttlxe3 1 7. Axe3 ttla5 1 8 . Ag5 ! Svesh
nikov - Fominikh, Russian Championship,
Elista 1 996 ;

10. e3 tilxe3 1 1 . fxe3 Ae? 1 2 . a3 [ 1 2 . 0-0


0-0 1 3 . Ad2 Wb6 ( 1 3 . . . a5 1 4 . a3 tilc6
1 5 . Ad3 Wb6 1 6 . Ac3 f5 1 7. exf6 Axf6
1 8 . Wc2 h6 1 9 . !::!f2 ttle? 20. g4 Peng Xi
aomin - Kacheishvili, 34 th Olympiad, Istanbul
2000) 1 4 . a3 ttlc6 1 5 . b4 f5 1 6 . exf6 Axf6
17. Ad3 tile? 18. Wb1 h6 1 9. a4 tilf5 20. b5 a5
2 1 . Ac1 E;!fc8 22. E;!a2 Wd8 23. E;!af2 Sax
Brenninkmeijer, Wijk aan Zee 1 992] 1 2 . . . tilc6
1 3 . b4 Spassky - Korchnoi, Candidates
match, Belgrade 1 9?? ; 13. 0-0 0-0 14. Ad2
f6 15 . exf6 Axf6 16. Ac3 E;!c8 17. Ad3 ) ;

10 J;lc8 1 1 . Ad3 ! Wb6 1 2 . c;!;>h1 ! ttlb4


[ 1 2 . . . 0-0 1 3 . g4 ttlh6 ( 1 3 . . . ttlh4 1 4 . ttlx h4
Ax h4 15. g5 ttle? 16. a4 !? ttlg6 17. Wg4
E;!c4 1 8 . Axc4 d xc4 1 9 . a5 Ac6+ 20. c;!;>g1
Wb5 21 . ttle3 ) 1 4 . E;!g1 t Parkanyi - Bagoly,
Miskolc 1 998] 13. ttlx b4 Wx b4 14. Ad2 Wb6
1 5 . a4 a5 1 6 . Ac3 Voronovsky - Lu koni n ,
Sosnowi Bor 2002 .

10. )(b4 Ax b4+ 1 1 . Ad2 Wa5 1 2 . a3 !


[ 1 2 . Ax b4 Wx b4+ 1 3 . Wd2 Wxd2+ ( 1 3 . . . a5
14. a3 Wxd2+ 15. c;!;>xd2 a4 16. h4 tile? 17. h5
h6 18. c;!;>e3 tilc6 19. g4 tila5 Wempe - Glek,
Hoogeveen 2003) 1 4 . c;!;>xd2 tile? 1 5 . E;!hc1
( 1 5 . !::! a c1 ttlc6 1 6. c;!;>e3 f6 17. Ab5 ttlb4
1 8 . a3 Ax b5 1 9 . a x b4 c;!;>d? 20. E;!c3 E;!hc8
2 1 . E;!hc1 E;!xc3+ 22. E;!xc3 E;!f8 = Popchev
Morozevich, Krasnodar 1 99?) 15 . . . f6 16. E;!c5
c;!;>d8 1 7. Ad3 E;!c8 1 8 . E;!ac1 E;!xc5 1 9 . E;!xc5
Ae8 = Sieiro Gonzalez - Gurevich , Ha
vana 1 986] 12 . . . Axd2+ 13. Wxd2 Wxd2+
14. c;!;>xd2 f6 15. E;!ac1 tile? 16. b4 Anand
Gurevich , I nterzonal , Manila 1 990.

184 1 1 . b4 g4 ( 1 1 . . . a6 1 2 . a4 f6 00 1 3 . b5
axb5 14. axb5 tila5 15. exf6 Axf6 16. Aa3 )
1 2 . tilfe1 h5 13. b5 tila5 14. Aa3 Axa3
15. tilxa3 E;!c8 1 6 . tilec2 .
185 1 1 . . . ttlh6 !? 12. h3 f6 1 3 . exf6 Axf6
1 4 . b4 tilf7 1 5 . b5 ttle? 1 6 . Ad3 Wc?
1 7. a4 ttlg6 1 8 . Axg6 h xg6 1 9 . c;!;>g2 0-0-0
20. tilb4 Goloshchapov - Zakharevich , St.
Petersburg 2002 .
186

1 2 . . . h5 !? .

187

1 3 . a4 I?

188

1 3 . . . b5 !? .

'lf

1 91
10 . . . J;lc8 1 1 . tilx b4 ( 1 1 . tile3 tilxe3
1 2 . Axe3 tilc2 1 3 . E;!c1 tilxe3 1 4 . fxe3
E;!xc1 1 5 . Wxc1 Ae? ) 1 1 . . . Ax b4 1 2 . a3
Ae? 1 3 . g4 ttlh4 1 4 . ttlxh4 Axh4 1 5 . Ae3
0-0 1 6. Wb3 Wb6 ?! ( 1 6 . . . Ac6 1 7. f4 f6
18. Ad3 ) 17. Wx b6 axb6 18. Ad3 ;t Svesh
nikov - Bashkov, Cheliabinsk 2003 ;

189 Dvoiris - Zakharevich , Russian Cham


pionship, Elista 2001 .

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10 J.a4?! 1 1 . b3 Ad7 1 2 . ttle3 as 1 3 . a3


ttlc6 14. Ab2 Ae7 1 S . Ad3 g6 ? ( 1 S . . . ttlxe3
16. fxe3 ;t) 16. 'Wd2 'Wb6 1 7. Ae2 hS 18. Ac3
f8 1 9 . AxfS ! g xfS 20. g3 Sveshnikov
Gurevich , Ekaterinburg 2002 .
..

192

194 1 3 . a4 Ab4 1 4 . g4 ( 1 4 . b3 !? c8
1S. Ab2 0-0 16. g4 ttle7 17. eLlgS eLlg6 18. f4 f6
1 9 . exf6 xf6 20. f2 ;t Sveshnikov - U libin,
Moscow (Rapidplay) 1 990) 14 . . . ttle7 1S. ttlgS
h6 1 6 . ttlh3 c8 1 7. Ae3 as 1 8 . ttlf4 g6
19. h4 ;t Sveshnikov - Shulman , Riga (Rapid
play) 1 987.
195 1 3 h5?! 1 4 . a4 as 1 S . fd1 Ae7
1 6 . h3 c8 1 7. Ac3 ! h4 1 8 . 'Wd2 Svesh
nikov - Zlotnik, Moscow 1 991 ;

1 3 J.e7 14. a4 0-0 1 S . g4 ttlh6 1 6. h3


h8 17. ttlh2 ;t Svesh n i kov - Bashkov, Her
furd (Rapidplay) 1 992 .

196 1 7. AgS Af8 1 8 . c7 h6 1 9 . Ad2 Ac6


20. e6 fxe6 21 . e1 Ad7 22. ttleS Svesh nikov - Totsky, Cheliabinsk (Rapidplay) 1 990.

1 1 gc8 1 2 . 'Wd3 ( 1 2 . 'if b3 'Wb6 1 3 . 'Wx b6


a x b6 1 4 . Ad2 ttle7 1 S . fc1 ttlc6 1 6 . c3 =
Grosar - Dizdar, Siovenian League, Bled
1 996) 1 2 . . . a6 1 3 . a4 ( 1 3 . 'Wb3 ;t ) 1 3 . . . Ab4
1 4 . AgS 'Wb6 1 S . h4 h6 1 6 . Ad2 !? 'WaS
1 7. Af4 ! g8 !? 1 8 . g3 d8 ! oo Movsesian
Morozevich, Sarajevo 2000 ;

197

r--------_:__--,

8
7
6
5

1 1 h5 1 2 . Ad2 Ae7 1 3 . Ad3 'Wb6 14. AxfS


c8 ! ( 1 4 . . . exfS 1 S . AgS AxgS 1 6 . ttlxgS
'ifxd4 17. fd1 'ifh4 18. 'Wd2 'ifc4 1 9 . ac1
Sveshnikov - Dreev, St. Petersburg 1 993)
1 S . 'Wb3 exfS 1 6 . 'WxdS Ae6 17. 'WaS 'WxaS
1 8 . AxaS b6 1 9 . Ad2 AdS i55 Yagu pov
Dreev, Rostov on Don 1 993.

4
3
2

--------

1 93 1 2 .te7 13. a4 (13. g4 ttlh4 14. ttlxh4


Ax h4 1 S . f4 h6 1 6 . Ae3 ;t Sveshnikov
Foisor, Oviedo ( Rapid play) 1 993) 1 3 . . . 0-0
1 4 . as 'Wc7 1 S . Ad2 a6 1 6 . fc1 Ac6
1 7. 'Wb3 ;t Sveshnikov - N ikolaev, Sibeni k
1 990 ;

1 3. a4 !? Ab4 1 4 . h4 h6 ( 1 4 . . . hS 1 S . AgS )
1 S . hS ttle7 1 6 . ttld2 0-0 1 7. ttlb3 fS 1 8. as
'Wd8 19. Ad2 ;t Sveshnikov - Rublevsky, Rus
sian Championship, Elista 1 994 ;

1 3 .td2 !? Ab4 ! (Filipenko ; 1 3 . . . Ae7 ?!


1 4 . g4 ! ) 1 4 . fc1 (14. Ax b4 'Wx b4 1 S . a3
'Wb6 ; 14. Af4 ?! a6 ! 1S. a4 eLle7 !? 16. h4 AaS
1 7. fc1 xc1 + 1 8 . Axc1 h6 %-% Svesh
nikov - Dreev, Rostov o n Don 1 993) 1 4 . . . 0-0
1 S . Ax b4 'Wx b4 1 6 . a3 'Wb6 1 7. b4 c4
1 8 . 'Wd2 xe1 + 1 9 . xc1 AbS 20. Ax bS
'Wx bS 21 . cs ;t.

1 2 h6 1 3 . b3 a6 1 4 . a4 Ab4 1 S . Ab2
gS ? ! ( 1 S . . . 0-0 1 6 . Ad1 ! fc8 17. Ac2 g6
1 8 . fc1 ;t ; 1S . . . c8 1 6 . Ad1 !? 0-0 17. Ac2
c6 18. g4 ! ) 16. ac1 c8 17. xc8+ Axe8
1 8 . ttle1 ! Ad7 1 9 . ttlc2 Ae7 20. ttle3 'Wb4
2 1 . Ad1 ! ttlxe3 22. Ae3 ! 'Wb6 23. fxe3
Sveshnikov - Brumen, Bled 2000.
..

88

Table 5 : 6. Ae2 tilge7

7.

tila3 cxd4 8. cxd4 tilf5 9. tilc2

13. J;id1 h6 14. h4 a6 15. a4 Ab4 1 6. h5 tj)e7


1 7. e3 tj)c6 1 8 . Ad3 tj)a5 1 9. Ab1 Ae7 00
Campora - Dreev, Biel 1 995.
198 1 4 . Ae3 h5 1 5 . h3 h x g4 1 6 . h xg4 a6
17. fc1 xc1 + 18. xc1 Ab5 1 9 . d2 Axe2
20. xe2 tj)c6 ;: Grosar - DrCiZi6, Bratto
1 997.

1 99 1 6 . fc1 ? h xg4 1 7. h xg4 xc1 +


18. Axc1 Ab5 19. c2 Axe2 20. xe2 tj)c6
2 1 . Ae3 Ae7 =F Sveshnikov - Dizdar, Siove
nian League, Bled 2002 .
200 1 6 . . . h xg4 1 7. h xg4 tj)c6 ( 1 7. . . tj)g6
18. b4 ;:) 18. a5 c7 1 9 . fc1 ;t o

Notes

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Table 6
1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6 5. f3
_b6
6
5
4
3

L...-_______....:_
:....
---I

6
29 Ad3 ?!
cxd4 ! 201

'lr

12

13

0-0203
];;ie1
'iVxeS ?!204 'iVd6205

tLlbS206
'iVb6 207

Ae3
'iVaS 208

a6 !

'iVe2
tLleT209

h1 ! 210
tLlc6

f4
tLlb4 21 1

:f

tLla3 !
cxd4 216

cxd4
Ad? 21 7

tLlc2
f6

exf6 21 8
];;i x f6 219

10

cxd4
Ad?

tLlc3 202
tLlxd4

tLlxd4
'iVxd4

30 . . .

11

31 Ae2 ?!
tLlh6 212

Ax h6 !? 21 3 'iVd2
g x h6 21 4 Ag? 21 5

32 . . .
cxd4 !?

tLlc3 !? 22 1 tLla4 222


cxd4
tLlh6 !?220 tLlfS
'iVaS+223

Ad2 224
Ab4

Ac3
bS ! 225

a3
Axc3+

tLlxc3
b4 226

33 a3 !?
Ad? 227

b4 228
cxd4

Ab2 230
tLlaS 231

tLlbd2
tLlc4

tLlxc4 232
dxc4

];;ic 1
as 233

tLld2 ! 234
axb4235

Ae3
tLlh6 236

Ad3
tLlg4 237

0-0
tLlxe3 238

fxe3
g6 239

tLlbd2 240
Ah6 241

34 . . .

cxd4
];;i c 8229

0-0
0-0

90

--

....

Table 6 : 5. tLlf3 b6

201

6 . . . Ad7 ?! 7. d xeS ! AxeS

1S. f6 ( 1 S . fxe6 Axe6 -+) 1S . . . ttlfS ! 16. AxfS


exfS 1 7. e1 + Ae6 1 8 . 'WxfS 'Wd6 - + ;
1 4 . fxe6 ! fxe6 ( 1 4 . . . Ax bS 1 S . exf7+ )
1S. Af4 eS 1 6 . 'WhS+ g 6 1 7. V!ixeS + - ;
10 aS.
205 ..---....,...-----,----:--, ..

4
3
2

L...-_______""""-_---'

'if

a) 8 . 0-0 as (8 . . . ttlge7 ? ? 9 . b4 +- ; 8 . . .16 ?


9 . b4 ! Ae7 1 0 . Af4 fxeS 1 1 . ttlxeS ttlxeS
1 2 . AxeS ttlf6 1 3 . ttld2 0-0 1 4 . ttlf3 Ad6
1 S . We2 ! N imzowitseh - Salwe, Carlsbad
1911 ; 8 . . . a6 9. b4 Ae7 1 0. e1 d4 ? 1 1 . a3 ! +
Euwe - Graves, Amsterdam 1 923) 9 . We2
ttlge7 (9 . . .16 !? ) 1 0 . Af4 ttlg6 1 1 . Ag3
0-0 1 2 . h4 f6 ! 1 3 . Axg6 ( 1 3 . exf6 xf6 =i=)
1 3 . . . h xg6 14. exf6 xf6 oo Nu n - Kupreiehik,
Germany 1 991 /92 ; 1 4 . . . gxf6 !? =i= ;
b) 8 . 'We2 !? as 9 . ttlbd2 a4 1 0 . b4 a xb3
1 1 . ttlx b3 Aa3 1 2 . 0-0 ttlge7 ( 1 2 . . . Axe1
1 3 . fxe1 ttlge7 1 4 . ttlbd4 ! ) 1 3 . Ad2
g6 14. ttlbd4 ! Hort - Andersson, Reykjavik
1 972 .
202 S .lc2 ttlb4 9 . 0-0 ttlxe2 1 0 . 'Wxe2
ttle7 1 1 . ttle3 e8 1 2 . Ae3 ttle6 ?! Stein itz
Burn, Vienna 1 898 ; 1 2 . . . ttlfS =i= ;
S. O-O ttlxd4 9 . ttle3 See 8 . ttle3 ; 9 . ttlbd2
e6 10. b3 ge7 1 1 . Ae3 V!ie7 1 2 . e1 ttlg6
1 3 . ttleS AxeS ( 1 3 . . . Ae7 14. b4 =) 1 4 . AxeS
ttlg xeS 1 S . ttlxeS = , Pap - Kosic, Bosnjaei
200S ; (1S. e1 e8 16. Aa3 ttlxd3 17. V!ixd3
ttleS -+).
203 10. We2 a6 1 1 . 0-0 See 10. 0-0 a6
1 1 . V!ie2 .
204 10 . . .'WbS 1 1 . We2 ( 1 1 . 'Wg4 55 ) 1 1 . . . a6
1 2 . c;!?h1 ttle7 1 3 . f4 g6 1 4 . Ae3 We7
1 S . ae1 'Wd8 1 6. fS exfS 1 7. AgS 55 Pe
naiver - Chaumont, Aix-Ies-Bains 2003 ;
10 e7 1 1 . ttlbS V!ixeS 1 2 . f4 ! 'tVb8 13. fS a6
( 1 3 . . . eS 14. f6 55 ) ( 1 4 . Wf3 ! Glek 1 4 . . . axbS

1 1 'Wc7 1 2 . ttlxdS V!iaS


a) 1 3 . eS !? Wd8 1 4 . AgS ttle7 ( 1 4 . . . Ae7
1S. ttlxe7 xe7 16. V!ihS .... ) 1S. V!ihS (1S. V!ie2
h6 1 6. Axe7 Axe7 1 7. ttlxe7 'Wxe7 =)
1 S . . . exdS 16. ae1 e8 1 7. Axe7 Axe7
1 8 . xe7+ V!ixe7 1 9 . xe7+ c;!?xe7 20. V!igS+
c;!?d6 21. V!if4+ = ;
b ) 1 3 . xe6+ ! 55 (G lek) 1 3 . . .1xe6 1 4 . 'WhS+
c;!?d8 1S. AgS+ ttlf6 16. ttlxf6 Ae7 17. ttle4
V!idS 1 8. Axe7+ c;!?xe7 19. V!ih4+ gS 20. V!ih6
V!ieS oo ;
1 1 'WbS 1 2 . ttlxdS Ad6
a) 1 3 . Wg4 c;!?f8 1 4 . Ad2 ( 1 4 . ttlf4 ttlf6
1 S . 'Wh4 h6 1 6 . ttle2 ttldS =i= Glek - Zlotnik,
M oscow 1 980) 1 4 . . . hS !? 1S. Wh3 Ae6 !
( 1 S . . . exdS ? ! 1 6. Wxd7 Axh2+ 1 7. c;!?h1 ttlf6
1 8 . WfS Ad6 1 9 . ae1 ! ! Borg - N i kolic,
Kavala 1 985 ; 1S . . . ttlh6 16. ttle3 c;!?g8 17. Ae3
ttlg4 1 8 . ttlxg4 h xg4 1 9 . V!ixg4 Axh2+
20. c;!?f1 Wf8 oo ) 16. ttle3 ttlf6 17. ttle4
Ae7 1 8 . Ae3 ttldS 1 9 . ttleS !? oo Salnikov
Prudnikova, USSR 1 991 ;
b) 13. V!ihS !? c;!?f8 14. e3 ttlf6 1S. V!ih4 Ae6
16. AgS AeS 17. ad1 55 ; 17. f4 ?! Ad4+ =i= Bis
guier - Westerinen, Netanya 1 971 .
.

206 1 2 . Wf3 ttlf6 1 3 . ttlbS Wb6 1 4 . Ae3


WaS 1 S . ttld4 Ab4 =+= Dolmadian - I n kiov,
Sofia 1 978.

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207 12 . . . .lx b5? 1 3 . AxbS+ d8 14. Ad2


(14. 'Wf3 tilf6 1S. Af4 'Wb6 16. a4 a6 17. Ad3
Ad6 1 8 . as 'Wb4 1 9 . AgS d7 + Gossel l
Shulman, Stillwater 2002) 1 4 . . .'Wb6 1S. 'Wa4
aS O 16. E!ae1 AeS 17. E!xeS 'WxeS 18. E!e1 +
'Wb6 19. Ae3 'Wd6 20. AeS 'Wb8 21. 'Wa3 ! b6
22. Axb6+ 1 -0 Sveshnikov - Genov, Bulgaria
1 988 ;

1 977) 1 3 . . . h6 1 4 . Ad2 tile7 1 S . E!ae1


'ti'h4 1 6 . f4 tilfS 1 7. AxfS exfS 1 8 . b4
Aa7 1 9. tilxdS 0-0 = Padevsky - Darga, 1 9 th
Olympiad , Siegen 1 970] 12 . . .'Wh4 ! 13. f4
tilh6 ! ; 1 4 . fS ?! tilxfS 1 S . AxfS exfS 1 6. f4
'Wd8 ( 1 6 . . .'We7 !?) 1 7. tilxdS Ae6 + Seh u h
Namyslo, Germany 1 992 ;
GOR

1 1 . .Vh4 !? 1 2 . f4 tilh6 1 3 . Ae3 E!e8


( 1 3 . . . Ae6 1 4 . fS 'Wg4 oo M aeiejewski - Glek,
Prague 1 985) 1 4 . f3 AeS 1 S . AxeS xeS
16. E!af1 'We7 1 7. E!h3 oo Rozentalis - Epishin,
S7 th USSR Championship, Leningrad 1 990.
.

1 2 . . .'Wb8?! 1 3 . 'ti'f3 Ad6 1 4 . tilxd6+ !


( 1 4 . 'WxdS) 1 4 . . .'Wxd6 1 S . Af4 [ 1 S . . .'We7
1 6 . 'Wg3 f6 ( 1 6 . . .'Wf8 1 7. E!ae1 ) 1 7. E!ae1 !
(Glek ; 1 7. Ax h7 t E!x h7 1 8 . 'Wg6+ 'Wf7
1 9 . 'Wxh7 gS 20. 'Wxf7+ xf7 2 1 . Ad2 t)]
1S . . .'Wb6 16. 'Wg3 g6 17. AeS f6 18. Axg6+ ! ....
Strauts - Kantoris, USSR 1 985.
208

210 1 2 . E!d1 tile6 13. Axa6 'WxeS 14. 'WxeS


tilxe5 1 S . Ax b7 a7 1 6 . AxdS exdS 1 7. E!e1
f6 18. f4 AeS+ 1 9 . h1 d4 + Mnatsakanian
Monin, USSR 1 979.

13 . . .Vd8?! 14. Af4 E!e8 1S. tilxa7 ;

1 3 . . .Va5

21 1

a) 1 4 . 'Wb3 a6 1 S . Ad2 'Wd8 1 6 . tild4 tilf6


1 7. 'Wx b7 AeS ( 1 7. . .'Wb8 18. 'Wx b8+ E!x b8 ;)
18. Ae3 'We8 ?! (18 . . .'Wb8 !? 19. 'Wxb8+ E!x b8
20. tilxe6 Axe3 2 1 . tild4 0-0 22. E!xe3
E!xb2 ; ) 1 9 . 'Wxe8+ E!xe8 20. Axa6 E!a8
2 1 . Ad3 Ab4 22. E!ee1 tilg4 Krasnov
Glek, Moscow 1 989 ;

1 4 . . . .lc5 !? ( Piskov) 1 S . Axa6 ( 1 5 . Ax h7


'Wf2 1 6 . 'Wxf2 Axf2 1 7. Ab1 e7 + Blasek
Kishnev, Gelsenkirehen 1 991 ) 1 S . . .'Wf2
1 6. 'Wxf2 Axf2 0 1 7. AbS ( 1 7. Ax b7 E!a7
1 8 . a3 tile2 1 9 . a2 tile3 20. Axe3 Axe3
2 1 . AxdS exd5 22. tilxdS Ae6 + ) 17. . . e7
18. Axd7 xd7 1 9. a3 tile6 ; ;

b) 14. Ad2 'Wb6 1 S . Ae3 ( 1 S . a4 ?! a6 1 6. as


'Wd8 1 7. tild4 tilf6 + ) 1 S . . . 'WaS 1 6. Ad2 =
Adorjan - Farago, Hastings 1 976177.
209

1 4 xd3 1 5 . xd3 'We4 ? ! ( 1 S . . . 'Wb6


16. Ae3 AeS ! 17. AxeS 'WxeS 18. fS !? Si5 Ae6 !
1 9 . E!ad1 0-0-0 20. fxe6 fxe6 2 1 . 'Wg4 d4
22. 'Wxe6+ b8 23. 'Wg4 'WxeS 24. E!xd4
E!xd4 2S. 'Wxd4 'Wxd4 26. E!xd4 E!e8
27. g1 = Qehslein - Tischer, German League
1 980/81 ) 1 6 . b3 ! 'We7 1 7. Ab2

7
6
5

14. E!d1 !

1 1 . . . Dc8 !? 1 2 . h1 [ 1 2 . . . Ae5 1 3 . Ag5


( 1 3 . f4 tilh6 1 4 . h3 0-0 1 S . Ad2 f6 1 6. f3
fxe5 1 7. Ae3 'W b4 1 8 . a3 'Wb6 1 9 . AxeS
E!xe5 20. 'ti'xeS tilfS + Mohring - Thormann ,

92

Table 6 : 5. ttlf3 'Wb6

21 2

a) 17. . . l:!c8 1 8 . fS aS 1 9 . l:!ad1 Aa3


20. Axa3 xa3 2 1 . f6- Mohring - Casper,
GOA Championship, FrankfurVOder 1 977 ;

b) 1 7. . . Ac6 1 8 . l:!c1 l:!d8 1 9 . f2 ! Ae7


20. ttle2 0-0 2 1 . ttld4 55 Sveshnikov
Aazuvaev, Belgrade 1 988 ;
c) 1 7. . . AcS 1 8 . l:!c1 Ac6 1 9 . ttlxdS AxdS
20. Aa3 b6 21. b4 0-0 22 . bxcS bxcS 23. fS ?!
(0 23. l:!xcS b7 24. l:!cxdS exdS 2S. Axf8
l:!xf8 26. l:!d1 ) 23 . . . c4 24. l:!h3 ? (24. l:!g3 !
exfS 2S. d2 55 ) 24 . . . exfS 2S. Axf8 l:!xf8 +
Sveshnikov - S. Ivanov, Kiev 1 988 ;

3
2

d) 17. . . bS 18. l:!c1 b7


6

d1 ) 1 9 . fS l:!c8 !
a

ge7 7. dxcS !?

a) 7. . .Y!ic7 8. ttld4 xeS (8 . . . ttlxeS ? 9. ttlbS !


xcS 1 0 . d4 + - Euwe - Kramer, Za
anstreek 1 946) 9. 0-0 ;

8
7
6
5

b) 7. . .'iYxcS
b1 ) 8. Ad3 ttlg6 9. e2 d4 !? (9 . . . f6 ?!
10. exf6 g xf6 1 1 . 0-0 Ag7 ) 10. Axg6
( 1 0. 0-0 ttlg xeS 1 1 . ttlxd4 ttlxd3 1 2 . 'iYxd3
ttlxd4 1 3 . cxd4 c7 14. Ae3 Ad7 1S. ttlc3
Ad6 ) 10 . . . hxg6 1 1 . 0-0 d3 1 2 . Y!ie4 Y!idS = ;

--------

b2) 8 . Af4 ttlg6 9 . Ag3 b6 ! 1 0 . b4 Ad7


1 1 . Ad3 as 1 2 . bS ttlce7 1 3 . ttlbd2 ttlfS
14. e2 (Benjamin - Korchnoi , Horgen 1 994)
14 . . . hS :j: ;

d 1 1 ) 20. fxe6 fxe6 ! [20 . . . Axe6 2 1 . f3


Ae7 (21 . . . l:!d8 22. l:!cd1 ) 22. ttlxdS l:!xc1 +
23. Axc1 AxdS 24. l:!xdS 0-0 = ] 21 . l:!f1
b4 22. hS+ d8 (22 . . . g6 23. 'iYf3 Ae7
24 . ttlxdS exdS 2S. f7+ d8 26. e6 l:!f8
27. Af6 l:!xf7 28. exf7 c7 29. Axe7 AbS
30. f8 l:!xf8 31 . Axf8 c6 32. l:!f7+ b6
33. l:!d1 c2 34. l:!f6+ :j: ) 23. ttle2 l:!c2
24. Ac1 AbS 2S. l:!d2 l:!c6 :j: ;
d1 2) 20. l:!f1 b4 2 1 . fxe6 0 (21 . ttlxdS ? exdS
22 . e6 AbS ! + Smirnov - Beliakov, Alushta
1 994) 21 . . .fxe6 22. hS+ g6 !? 23. f3 Ae7
24. f7+ d8 2S. Y!ig7 !? l:!e8 26. ttlxdS exdS
27. l:!fd1 .Le6 28. x h7 gS :j: ;
d2) 1 9 . d2 l:!c8 ! 20. l:!d1 Ae7 2 1 . fS !? b4
22. ttlxdS exdS 23. f6 Ae6 ! 24. fxe7 xe7
2S. l:!g3 g6 :j: Wallyn - Mednis, Cannes 1 992 .

b3) 8. b4 Y!ib6 9. bS !? (Glek) 9 . . . ttlaS 10. 0-0


Ad7 1 1 . Ae3 ( 1 1 . ttld4 ?! ttlg6 1 2 . f4 AcS
1 3 . Ae3 0-0 1 4 . a4 f6 1 S . exf6 l:!xf6 1 6. g3
eS :j: Vysochin - Wojtaszek, Polanica Zdr6j
2001 ) 1 1 . . .'iYc7 1 2 . ttlbd2 ttlfS 13. Ad4 ;
6 f6 7. 0-0 fxeS 8. tDxeS ttlxeS 9. dxeS Ad7
1 0. c4 ;

6 J.d7 7. 0-0 l:!c8 8. dxcS ! AxeS 9. b4 Af8


1 0 . Ad3 ttlge7 1 1 . Af4 ttlg6 1 2 . Ag3 Ae7
1 3 . h4 Castro Aojas - Korchnoi, Linares
1 979.
. . .

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213

8. J.c1 ?! 'Wxa1 9. 'We2 exd4 1 0 . 0-0


( 1 0. fd2 xe5 1 1 . 0-0 d3 + ) 1 0 . . . Ad7 !
( 1 0 . . . d x e3 ? 1 1 . xe3 d4 1 2 . b5 b4
1 3 . e7+ dS 1 4 . Ag5 + f6 1 5 . exf6 xe2
1 6 . fxg7+ xe7 1 7. g x hS'ti' 1-0 Karpaehev
Siedentopf, Leutersdorf 2002) 1 1 . Ad2 geS
1 2 . ttla3 'Wxf1 + 13. Axf1 Axa3 14. 'Wb3 dxe3
1 5 . Axe3 Ae5 1 6 . 'ti'x b7 gbS 1 7. 'We7 gb1
1S. Ad2 h6 + ;

6
5
4
3

8 .le3 ! 'ti'xa1 9 . 'ti'e2 exd4 1 0. ttlxd4

L...-....:.....:.
...
--.,;...
...
.
_
____......

a) 10 . . . ttlxd4 ? 1 1 . Axd4 Aa3 1 2 . Ab5+ dS


1 3 . 0-0 'Wb2 1 4 . 'Wa4 Ae7 1 5 . 'Wa5+ +
Survila - Skoblikov, Podolsk 1 975 ;
b) 1 0 . . . b4 ? 1 1 . Ab5+ Ad7 1 2 . Axd7+
xd7 1 3 . e x b4 +- Ax b4+ 1 4 . e2 as
15 . ge1 gheS 16. ttle3 ! +- Drvota - Sehmidt,
Decrn 1 979 ;
e) 1 0 . . . Aa3 0 1 1 . b5 ! ( 1 1 . 0-0 'ti'b2
1 2 . xa3 'Wxa3 1 3 . b5 'WaS 1 4 . d6+
fS oo ) 11 . . . Ab2 ( 1 1 . . . 0-0 1 2 . 5x a3 b6
1 3 . 0-0 d4 1 4 . Af4 +-) 1 2 . e7+ d7
1 3 . xaS Axe3+ 1 4 . 'Wxe3 'Wx b1 + 1 5 . Ad1
b6 ( 1 5 . . . 'We4 1 6 . 0-0 d4 1 7. 'Wd2 +-)
16. 0-0 'Wxa2 1 7. Ax b6 ! ( 1 7. x b6+
ax b6 1 S . Ax b6 'We4 ) 17. . . Ab7 ( 1 7. . . a x b6
1S. Aa4 ! ) 1S. 'Wf3 ! ( 1 S. 'We5 AxaS 19. 'Wd6+
eS 20. Ae3 oo ; 1S. Ab3 'We2 ! oo )
e1 ) 1 S . . .f5 1 9 . exf6 gxaS 20. 'Wg3 ax b6
2 1 . 'Wxg7+ d6 22. f7 ;
e2) 1 S . . . geS 1 9 . 'Wxf7+ ge7 20. 'WfS axb6
(20 . . .'We4 2 1 . Ah5 g6 22. Axa7 AxaS
23. 'ti'xaS g x h5 24. gb1 ttldS 25. Ab6 +-) ;
e3) 1 S . . . xe5 1 9 . 'We3 e6 ( 1 9 . . . gxaS
20. 'We7+ eS 2 1 . Ae5 d7 22. 'Wx b7 gbS
23. 'ti'e6 +-) 20. 'Wxg7 geS 2 1 . Ae5 dS
22. Ah5 AxaS 23. Axf7 ttlxf7 24. 'Wxf7+ dS
25. Ad6 'We2 26. Af4 h6 27. ge1 +-.

{f

7. f1 ?! Ad7 S. a3 exd4 9 . exd4 f5


1 0 . e2 h5 1 1 . Ad3 geS 1 2 . g3 b4
1 3 . x b4 Ax b4 14. g2 oo Kupreiehi k
Bagirov, USSR 1 973 ;
7. b3 !? exd4 S. exd4 f5 9 . Ab2 Ab4+
(9 . . . Ad7 1 0 . g4 fe7 1 1 . e3 h5 1 2 . a4
'WdS 1 3 . g5 g6 14. 'Wd2 geS Kupre
iehik - Korehnoi , MOnster 1 996) 1 0 . f1 Ae7
1 1 . h4 !? ( 1 1 . ttle3 'WdS 1 2 . g3 f6 13. g2 fxe5
1 4 . d x e5 0-0 1 5 . ge1 Ad7 1 6 . Ad3 'WeS
Sveshnikov - Portiseh , I nterzonal Bie1 1 993)
11 . . .'WdS 1 2 . h5 f6 1 3 . a3 fxe5 14. d xe5 0-0
1 5 . Ad3 Movsesian - Priehoda, Kaskady
2002 ;
7. Ad3 exd4 S. exd4 Ad7 9 . Ae2
1 0 . Axf5 exf5 1 1 . e3 Ab4 1 2 . f1
1 3 . g1 Axe3 1 4 . bxe3 gfeS 1 5 . h4
16. Ad2 ge4 17. h5 Aa4 1S. 'We1 ttle6
jamin - Gretarsson , Bermuda 1 999.
214

f5
0-0
dS
Ben

7. . .'Wx b2 ?

21 5 S . . . Ad7 9 . 0-0 O-O-O !? 10. d xe5


( 1 0. b4 !? e x b4 1 1 . ge1 bS 1 2 . e x b4 Ax b4
1 3 . e3 55 ) 1 0 . . .'We7 ( 1 0 . . . Axe5 1 1 . b4 Ae7
1 2 . b5 ttla5 1 3 . 'Wf4 t ) 1 1 . 'Wf4 .

5
4
3

L...-....:.....:.
...
...
_
_____

21 6 1 0 . . .f6 11. exf6 gxf6 12 . d xe5 'Wxe5


13. b4 'WfS 14. ttle2 Ad7 15. b5 ttle7 16. ttle5
gdS 1 7. ttld4 g6 1S. ttlxd7 gxd7 1 9 . Ag4
Kupreiehik - H uzman, Sverdlovsk 1 9S7.

{f

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217
11 . . . f6 !? 1 2 . exf6 gxf6 13. c2 a5 !?
Jonkman - Uhlmann, Chemnitz 1 998.

Karpachev - Bauer, Montpell ier 2003) 18. a4


ttlf5 ( 1 8 . . . h4 1 9 . Ad3 h xg3 20. h xg3 h5
21. ttle3 Ah6 22 . as Wd8 23. f4 g;,h8
24. Wh2 Topalov - Bareev, Novgorod 1 997)
1 9 . as Wc7 20. gac1 :t Kupreichik - Lautier,
Belgrade 1 988.

218 13. Ad3 fxe5 14. xe5 xe5 15. dxe5


AxeS ! ( 1 5 . . .Wx b2 ?! Sveshnikov - Filipenko,
Cheliabinsk 1 975) 1 6. Wxh6 E!f7 17. E!ae1
Wx b2 1 8 . Wg5+ Ag7 1 9 . Wh5 Af6 =i=
( 1 9 . . . h6 =i=).
219

220

...
8

14. b4
a

...
8

7
6

3
2

7. . . ge7 8. ttla3 (8. b3 ttlf5 9. Ab2 Ab4+


1 0 . g;,f1 lie7 1 1 . h4 Ad7 1 2 . ttlc3 ttlcxd4
13. ttlxd5 exd5 14. ttlxd4 ttlxd4 15. Axd4
Ac5 1 6. Axc5 Wxc5 1 7. gc1 Wa5 = Kosten
Lputian, Altensteig 1 989) 8 . . . ttlf5 9 . ttlc2
Ab4+ (9 . . . b4 10. 0-0 ttlxc2 1 1 . Wxc2 Ad7
1 2 . Wd3 E!c8 1 3 . a3 :t Sveshnikov - Lputian ,
Training match , Sochi 1 993 ; 1 3 . a4 !? :t)
10. g;,f1 Ae7 1 1 . h4 h5 1 2 . b4 Benjam in
Bareev, Munich 1 994 ;

14 J;ixf3 !1 15. Axf3 xd4 16. xd4 Wxd4


17. Wxd4 Axd4 1 8 . E!ac1 Ab6 &5 Hort
Spassky, Moscow 1 999 ;

14 a6 1 5 . a4 E!ff8 1 6 . ga3 Ae8 1 7. E!e3


( 1 7. E!e1 !? e7 1 8 . as Wd6 1 9 . ttle5
ttlg6 20. E!g3 McShane - Gdanski , I stan
bul 2003) 1 7. . . ttle7 1 8 . as Wd6 1 9 . Ad3
ttlf5 !? ( 1 9 . . . ttlc6 20. gfe1 :t Savic - Antic,
Yugoslav Championship, Banja Koviljaca
2002) 20. Axf5 gxf5 2 1 . gfe1 E!f6 22. ttle5
Aa4 23. gg3 E!af8 24. ttle3 ! (24 . ttld3 g;,h8
25. ttle3 h5 Antonio - Lputian, Shenzhen
1 992) 24 . . . gf4 [24 . . . gxf2 25. ttl3g4 ! gxd2
(25 . . .Wxe5 26. ttlxf2 ) 26. ttlxh6+ g;,h8
27. ttlef7+ E!xf7 28. ttlxf7+ g;,g8 29. ttlxd6
g;,h8 30. ttlf7+ g;,g8 31 . ttld8 g;,h8 32 . ttlxe6
Axd4+ 33. ttlxd4 gxd4 34. ge5 ] 25. 3g4
g;,h8 26. ttlf3 (26. gh3 Ae8 :t) 26 . . . h5
27. ttlge5 h4 28. gh3 ;

7. . . .i.b4+ 8. ttlc3 ttlge7 9. 0-0 ttlf5 1 0 . ttla4


Wd8 1 1 . a3 Ae7 1 2 . b4 a6 1 3 . Ab2 Ad7
1 4 . E!c1 b5 1 5 . ttlc5 h5 1 6 . Ad3 Axc5
17. E!xc5 Paulsen - Stern , Frankfurt ( M . )
1 878.
221

1 4 J;i af8 1 5 . b5 ttle7 1 6 . ttle5 ( 1 6 . a4 :t)


1 6 . . . Ae8 1 7. g3 (17. a 4 ttlf5 1 8. a5 :t Kislov
Vysochi n , Voronezh 2001 ) 1 7. . . h5 ( 1 7. . . ttlg6
1 8 . ttlg4 g6f7 ; 17. . . g;,h8 1 8 . a4 h5 1 9 . f4
ttlf5 20. as Wd8 2 1 . ttle3 ttld6 22. Wb4 :t

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8 .ixh6 Wx b2 ! (8 . . . gxh6 9. Wd2 ;t) 9. tDbd2


g xh6 1 0. 0-0 00 ;

'Wxa4 17. Z!xa4 0-0 1 8 . d2 Z!fb8 1 9 . Axc6


%-% Kupreichi k - Libeau , Munster 1 991 )
1 6 . . . tDx b4 1 7. d2 tDc6 18. tDbS ;t ;

8. b3 tDf5 9. Ab2 Ab4+ (9 . . . Ae? 1 0 . 0-0


Ad? 1 1 . g4 tDh4 1 2 . tDxh4 Ax h4 13. tDa3 0-0
14. f4 f6 1S. <;!>g2 fxeS 16. dxeS Z!f? 00 Kupre
ichik - Hertneck, Debrecen 1 992) 1 0. <;!>f1
Ae? 1 1 . tDc3 Wd8 1 2 . g3 f6 1 3 . <;!>g2 fxe5
1 4 . d x eS 0-0 1 S . Z!c1 Ad? 1 6 . Ad3 We8
17. tDe2 Wf? 18. Z!f1 4:! Sveshnikov - Portisch ,
Interzonal , Bie1 1 993 ;

14 .ib5 Ad? 1S. axb4 'Wx b4


.

a) 1 6 . 0-0 tDxeS 1 7. d x eS Ax b5 1 8 . tDx bS


'Wx b5 1 9 . g4 tDe? 20. tDd4 Yflb4 ;
b) 1 6 . 'Wa4 'Wx b2 1 7. tDxd5 exd5 1 8 . 0-0
tDfxd4 19. Z!fb1 tDxf3+ 20. gxf3 'Wc3 21 . Z!c1
'Wb4 22 . Axc6 'Wxa4 23. Z!xa4 Axc6
24 . Z!xc6 e? + Kupreichik - Ulibin, Moscow
1 989 ;

8 .id3?! Ad? 9. tDc3 tDxd4 1 0. 0-0 AcS


1 1 . a4 Wb3 1 2 . Wd2 tDxf3+ 1 3 . gxf3 Z!c8
1 4 . We2 tDf5 1 S . Ac2 Wc4 1 6 . Ad3 'Wb3
17. Ac2 Wc4 1 8 . Ad3 Wh4 1 9 . AxfS exf5
20. tDxdS Ac6 + Movsesian - S. Ivanov, 1 8 th
EU Cup, Chalkidiki 2002 ;

c) 1 6 . Ax c6 Axc6 1 7. 0-0 ( 1 7. 'Wd2 0-0


1 8 . 0-0 Z!fb8 = Epstei n - Saunina, Tbi l isi
1 9?6) 1 ? . . 0-0 4:! ; 1 ? . .'Wx b2 [ 1 8. 'Wd3 Wb?
19. g4 tDe? ( 1 9 . . . tDh6 20. h3 0-0 21. tDgS g6
22. Z!aS S5 ) 20. Z!fb1 'Wd? 2 1 . Z!b3 (21 . tDbS
0-0 22. tDd6 fS ) 21 . . . 0-0 ] 18. tDa4 Yflb4
1 9 . 'Wc2 'Wc4 20. Z!fc1 'Wxc2 2 1 . z!xc2 tDe?
22. tDc5 0-0 23. Z!ca2 Z!fb8 Sankovich
Bareev, Naberezhnye Chelny 1 988.

222 9. f1 ? tDfxd4 ! 1 0. Ae3 ( 1 0 . tDa4


Wb4 1 1 . Ad2 Yfle? 1 2 . Ag5 f6 + ) 1 0 . . .Yflx b2
1 1 . tDxdS Wxe2+ ! 1 2 . Yflxe2 tDxe2 1 3 . tDc?+
<;!>d? 14. tDxa8 tDc3 + Schurmans - Claesen ,
Belgian Championship 1 98?
223 9 . . . Ab4+ !? 1 0 . f1 ( 1 0 . Ad2 'WaS
siehe 9 . . .Yfla5+ 1 0. Ad2) 1 0 . . .Yfld8 1 1 . g4
( 1 1 . Ag5 Ae? 1 2 . Axe? Yflxe? 1 3 . 'Wd2 0-0
14. g3 Ad? 1S. tDc3 f6 16. g4 tDfxd4 ! + Camil
leri - U h l man n , Zonal Tournament, Raach
1 969) 1 1 . . . tDh4 1 2 . tDxh4 Yflxh4 1 3 . Af4 f6
14. g2 fxeS 1S. dxeS 0-0 16. Ag3 00 Kupre
ichik - Lputian , Blagoveshchensk 1 988.

227 6 . . . tDge? 7. d xcS (7. b4 cxd4 8. cxd4


tDfS see 6 . . . tDh6) 7. . .'Wxc5 [7. . .'Wc? 8. AbS
(8. Ae3 tDg6 9. tDbd2 tDg xeS 1 0. tDxeS
tDxeS 1 1 . b4 ;t) 8 . . . Ad? 9. Af4 tDg6 1 0 . Ag3
AxcS 1 1 . We2 hS 1 2 . h4 0-0-0 13. Ad3 Z!h6
14. b4 Ab6 1S. a4 ;t Nikitin - Ragozi n, Lenin
grad 1 9S?] 8. Ad3 tDg6 9. We2 Yflb6 1 0. 0-0
Ae? 1 1 . c4 d xc4 1 2 . Axc4 o-o ;t Tim man
Korchnoi , Reykjavik 2000.

224 1 0 . f1 Ad? ( 1 0 . . . bS 1 1 . tDc3 b4


1 2 . tDbS Aa6 13. tDc?+ Yflxc? 14. Axa6 YflaS
1 5 . Ae2 Ae? ) 1 1 . Ad2 Yfld8 1 2 . Ae1 Z!c8
1 3 . Z!c1 tDh4 1 4 . tDc3 tDxf3 1 5 . Axf3 Yflb6
1 6 . tDa4 Yfld8 Stein itz - Maroczy, Vienna
1 898.

228 7. Ae2 tDh6 8. b4 cxd4 9. Ax h6 d3 !?


(9 . . . gxh6 1 0. cxd4 ;t) 1 0. Axd3 gxh6 1 1 . 0-0
Ag? 1 2 . Z!e1 0-0 1 3 . tDbd2 f6 14. exf6 Axf6
1S. Z!a2 h8 16. c4 t Sveshnikov - Razuvaev,
Pal ma de Mallorca 1 989 ; 1 6 . tDb3 Axc3
17. tDc5 'Wc? 18. tDxe6 Axe6 1 9 . Z!xe6 .

225 11 . . . Ad? ?! 1 2 . a3 Axc3+ 1 3 . tDxc3 ;t


h5 1 4 . 0-0 Z!c8 1 5 . 'Wd2 'Wd8 1 6 . h3 tDa5
1 7. Z!ad1 'Wb6 1 8 . Z!fe1 ;t N imzowitsch
Spielmann, Stockholm 1 920.

229 8 f6 9. Ad3 (9. tDc3 ;t ) 9 . . .fxeS


1 0 . d x eS tDh6 1 1 . 0-0 tDf? 1 2 . Ab2
g6 1 3 . 'We2 Ag? 1 4 . bd2 ;t Smeets
Stellwagen, Wij k aan Zee 2002 ;

226 1 4. a x b4 'Wx b4 1 5 . 'Wa4 ( 1 S. 0-0


tDfxd4 1 6. tDxd4 tDxd4 1 7. Ad3 Ad? 18. 'Wg4
g6 1 9 . 'Wg5 S5 Kuzmin - Lempert, St. Peters
burg 1 993) 1S . . . Ad? 1 6 . 'Wx b4 !? ( 1 6 . AbS

96

ge7 9. c3 tDf5 1 0 . tDa4 ;t .

Table 6 : 5. tOf3 'Wb6

230 9. Ae2 ? as ! (9 . . . tDge7 1 0. 0-0


tDfS 1 1 . Ab2 Ae7 1 2 . YNd2 0-0 1 3 . d1
f6 14. tDc3 t Sveshnikov - Lputian , Rus
sian League, Podolsk 1 990) 1 0. bS tDxd4 !
1 1 . tDxd4 xc1 1 2 . YNxc1 YNxd4 = (Svesh
n i kov) 13. YNc3 ( 1 3 . 'iNc7 ! = ; 13. tDd2 YNxeS
14. tDf3 'iNf6 1 S . 0-0 Ad6 .: ) 1 3 . . . AcS
Sveshnikov - Hoang, Cheliabinsk 1 989 .
231

9 xb4?! 1 0 . ax b4 'iNx b4+ 1 1 . YNd2 c2


1 2 . Ac3 ( 1 2 . Aa3 YNa4 ) 1 2 . . .'iNb3 1 3 . 'iNe3
tDh6 14. Ad3 xc3 1S. tDxc3 YNxc3+ 16. cbe2
'iNb2+ 1 7. YNd2 YNxd2+ 18. tDxd2 a6 .
..

232 1 1 . Axc4 !? dxc4 1 2 . c1 c3 ( 1 2 . . .YNa6


13. 0-0 tDe7 14. tDgS h6 1S. YNhS g6 16. YNh3
tDdS 1 7. tDge4 t Rodriguez Boado - Masip
Rodriguez, M ondariz 2000) 1 3 . Axc3 tDe7
1 4 . 0-0 tDdS 1 S . tDe4 Ae7 1 6. Ad2 0-0
17. tDcS Ac6 55 Sax - Nogueiras, Lucerne
1 989.

8
7
6

233
12 . . .YNa6 13. dS ( 1 3 . tDd2 bS 14. tDe4
Ac6 .: ; 13. tDgS !? t) 1 3 . . . exdS 14. YNxdS t.

5
4
3

234 1 3 . Axc4 !? Ax b4+ (13 . . . ax b4


1 4 . 'iNb3 oo ) 1 4 . a x b4 'iNx b4+ 1 S . tDd2
( 1 S . YNd2 xc4 1 6 . xc4 'iNxc4 17. 'iNxaS
tDe7 18. tDd2 YNc2 19. Aa3 tDc6 = Yagupov
Rychagov, Russia 1 993) 1 S . . .'t!x b2 16. tDe4
YNb4+ 1 7. cbe2 c6 ! .: ; 1 7. . . cbe7 ? 18. tDd6
xc4 19. xc4 AbS 20. 'Wd3 Axc4 21. tDxc4
b5 22. tDd6 'Wb2+ 23. cbf3 HAba - Stojanov,
Datteln 2002 .

. .

h6 !?

a) 10. Ad3 tDaS 1 1 . 0-0 tDc4 1 2 . Axc4 xc4


1 3 . tDc3 'iNa6 1 4 . c1 Ae7 1 S . tDd2 !? c8
( 1 S . . . xd4 !? 1 6 . tDe2 h4 1 7. g3 Aa4 !?
18. YNe1 AbS 19. c8+ Ad8 20. g x h4 Axe2
21 . YNc1 0-0 .: ) 1 6. tDb3 t Korchnoi - Kotsur,
34 th Olympiad, Istanbul 2000 ;

235 14. tDxc4 'Wd8 ! [14 . . . xc4 ?! 15. Axc4


bxa3 1 6. Ac3 'iNc6 1 7. Ae2 YNxg2 ( 1 7. . . tDe7
1 8 . O-O ) 18. Af3 YNh3 1 9 . Ax b7 tDh6
20. 'Wf3 Grosar - Wei nzettl, Austrian
League 2003/04 ; 14 . . .YNa7 ?! 1 5 . axb4
Ax b4+ 1 6 . Ac3 Axc3+ 1 7. xc3 Svesh
n i kov - Nevednichy, Bled 1 991 ] 1 5 . ax b4
[ 1 5 . a4 !? Ac6 1 6. as ! Ae7 ( 1 6 . . . c7 ?
1 7. tDd6+ ! Axd6 1 8 . exd6 YNxd6 1 9 . dS +-)
1 7. tDb6 c7 18. d5 !? t Fressinet - So6ko,
German League 2002/03] 15 . . . Ax b4+
[ 1 5 . . . bS ?! 1 6 . tDd6+ ! Axd6 17. exd6 tDf6 0
1 8 . Ad3 ! ( 1 8. c5 ? Sveshnikov - Lputian ,
Moscow 1 991 ) 18 . . . 0-0 19. 0-0 Ac6 20. d5t
tDxdS (20 . . . exd5 21. Af5 'iNxd6 22. Axc8 )
21. YNg4 ! ; 1 S . . . Ac6 !? 16. b5 !? Ad5 1 7. Ae2
Axg2 1 8 . g1 AdS 1 9 . tDe3 .: ] 1 6 . Ac3
Axc3+ 17. xc3 cbf8 18. a3 Ac6 19. tDd6 t
Peng Xiaomin - So6ko, 34 th Olympiad, Istan
bu1 2000.

b) 10 . tDc3
b1 ) 1 0 . . . tDfS 1 1 . tDa4 YNd8 1 2 . h4 ( 1 2 . Ad3 b6
13. 0-0 Ae7 14. tDc3 g6 1S. Aa6 b8 1 6. c1
Portisch - M i li6, Olympiad , Moscow 1 9S6 ;
1 6 . 'iNd3 ) 1 2 . . . Ae7 1 3 . Ad3 f6 1 4 . AxfS
exfS 1S. tDc3 fxeS 16. dxeS d4 1 7. tDe2 Ae6
1 8. tDexd4 tDxd4 1 9 . tDxd4 Sveshnikov
Poljakov, Latvian Championship 1 992 ;
b2 ) 1 0 . . . tDaS 1 1 . tDa4 'iNc6 [ 1 2 . tDcS tDc4
1 3 . Axc4 ?! ( 1 3 . Ac1 .: ) 1 3 . . . d xc4 1 4 . 0-0
YNdS 1 S . 'iNe2 ( 1 S . tDxd7 'iNxd7 ) 1S . . . Ac6 !
1 6 . fe1 Ae7 1 7. ac1 0-0 1 8 . tDe4 tDfS
Korchnoi - I ruzubieta Vi llaluenga, Oviedo
( Rapidplay) 1 992] 1 2 . c1 tDc4 1 3 . Axc4
d xc4 14. tDc3 Ae7 1S. 0-0 0-0 16. dS exdS
17. tDd4 'iNg6 1 8 . tDxdS AgS 1 9 . f4 t DGr
Damjanovi6, Graz 1 979 ;

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236 9 . . . ge7 1 0 . Ad3 a6 1 1 . 'Wd2 a7


1 2 . c3 'Wc7 1 3 . c1 bS 1 4 . a2 'WdB
1 S . 'Wb2 xc1 + 1 6. Axc1 cB 17. 0-0 Ae7
1B. a4 ba7 1 9 . bS Grosar - Raicevi6, Yu
goslav Championship, Kladovo 1 991 .

b) 1 3 . 'We2 0-0 1 4 . bd2 f6 1 S . bS dB


1 6. exf6 Axf6 17. eS AeB 1 B . 'Wg4 c3
Smirnov - Belozerov, Novosibirsk 1 999 ;

237 1 0 . . . fS 1 1 . 0-0 Ae7 1 2 . bd2 0-0


1 3 . AxfS exfS 1 4 . b3 Ae6 1 S . 'Wd2 c7
1 6 . h4 fcB 1 7. hS h6 1 B . cs ;;t N ajer
So6ko, AC P Blitz 2004.

240

1 2 f6 1 3 . bd2 fxeS 1 4 . xeS xeS


1S. 'WhS+ dB 16. 'WxeS .

238 11 . . . Ae7 1 2 . bd2 !? ( 1 2 . 'Wd2 fS


1 3 . exf6 Axf6 14. c3 xe3 1 S . fxe3 0-0
16. f2 'Wc7 17. c1 e7 1B. 'Wc2 h6 1 9 . 'Wb3
hB 20. e2 'Wd6 2 1 . cf1 M ovsesian
Heberla, Czech League 2003/04) 1 2 . . . xe3
1 3 . fxe3 bB 1 4 . 'Wb1 Aa4 1 S . e4 c6
1 6 . 'Wb2 as 1 7. exdS exdS 1 B . bS dB
1 9. ac1 xc1 20. xc1 0-0 21 . b1 e6
22. h1 gS 23. c3 xf3 24. xdS
'WdB 2S. xe7+ 'Wxe7 26. gxf3 Balashov
Belozerov, Elista 2001 .
239

a
8

12

7
6
5
4
3
2

--------

1 3. 'We1 Ag7 1 4 . c3 bB 1 S . h1 0-0


1 6 . e4 f6 17. exdS fxeS 1 B . d x eS exdS
19. xdS 'We6 20. 'We4 I. Zaitsev - Laine,
Jyvaskyla 1 994 ;
1 3. c3 Ah6 ( 1 3 . . . Ag7 1 4 . a4 'WdB
1 S . cS c7 1 6 . c1 0-0 1 7. f2 'We7
1 B . fc2 dB D 1 9. xd7 xc2 20. f6+ !
Axf6 2 1 . xc2 AgS 22. 'Wc1 Kharlov
Gleizerov, Bled 1 990) 14. 'We1 0-0 1 S . d1 !
( 1 S . a4 Svesh n i kov - Piskov, Bled 1 990)
1S . . . f6 16. exf6 xf6 17. f2 eS 1B. bS xd4
1 9 . xeS AxbS 20. exd4 .

241
1 4 . 'We2 ( 1 4 . 'We1 I?) 1 4 . . . e7
( 1 4 . . . 0-0 1 S . b3 'WdB 1 6 . cS c7 1 7. h4
bB 1 B . g4 b6 1 9. xd7 'Wxd7 20. gS
Ag7 2 1 . h2 I bragimov - Volzh i n , Ka
towice 1 992) 1 S . g4 c3 ( 1 S . . . Aa4 1 6 . h4
c3 17. e1 0-0 1 B . a2 c1 1 9 . df3
Ag7 20. 'Wh2 t Gafner - Snatenkov, Orsk
2000) 1 6. fc1 xc1 + ( 1 6 . . .'Wc7 17. b3 b6
1 B . 'Wd2 xc1 + 1 9 . xc1 'WbB 20. gS Ag7
2 1 . 'Wc3 Aa4 22. bd2 d7 23. 'Wb2 cB
24. b1 xc1 + 2S. 'Wxc1 'WcB 26. 'WxcB+
xcB 27. c3 ;;t Heberla - Moskalik, Poland
1 999) 17. xc1 Aa4 ! ;;t ; 17. . . 0-0 18. b3 c8
1 9 . cS Najer - Totsky, Capelle la Grande
2004.

.te7

a) 1 3 . bd2 dB ( 1 3 . . . bB 1 4 . 'We2 Aa4


1S. e4 c6 16. 'We3 0-0 17. ab1 as 1B. bxaS
'Wa7 19. exdS exdS 20. b6 !? xaS 21. h6
Ac2 22. h3 Motylev - Rychagov, Kolon
tayevo 1 997 ; 1 3 . . . 0-0 14. b3 bB 1S. 'We2
c7 16. h4 ;;t Torre - Chernin, New Delhi 1 990)
1 4 . 'We2 c3 1S. fe1 0-0 1 6 . g4 a6 17. b1
cB 1 B . 'Wd2 'Wc7 1 9. a2 Aa4 20. 'Wg2
f6 Baklan - Moskalenko, Zonal Tourna
ment, Donetsk 1 99B ;

98

Table 7 : 6. a3 tilh6

7.

b4 cxd4 8. cxd4 tilt5

Table 7
1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6 5. f3
Wb6 6. a3 h6 7. b4 cxd4 8. cxd4 242 f5
6
5
4
3
2

--------

35

10

11

12

13

14

15

Ae3 ?!
f6 ! 243

Ad3 244
tOxe3

fxe3
fxe5

b5 245
tOxd4

exd4
e4

Axe4
dxe4

tOe5
Ad? 246

b5
f6 251

Axf5
exf5 252

0-0
Ae6

tOc3
tOa?

'Wb3
!;lfd8 253

;t

Ad3 !? 248 'Wa4 250


36 Ab2
Ae? !? 247 a5 249
0-0
37 . . .
38 . . .
Ad?

16
00

h4
h5 254

Ad3
a5 255

Axf5
exf5

tOc3
Ae6 256

b5
a4 !

'Wd3
tOa?

0-0
!;lc8 257

;t

g4 !? 258
tOh6

!;lg1 259
f6

exf6
g xf6

tOc3
tOf?

tOa4
'WCT 260

!;lc1
'Wf4 261

tOc5 262
Axc5263

;t

tOfe?

tOc3
h5 264

g5 265
tOf5 266

tOa4
'Wd8

Ad3
h4?!

!;lc1
Ae?

!;lg 1
g6 267

;t

tOa5

'Wc2 268
tOc4

Axc4
dxc4

tOd2
'Wc6

tOce4
tOd5269

tOxc4
tOb6 !? 270 ;t

39 . . .
40 . . .

99

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242

Encyclopaedia

245 1 2 . 0-0 e 4 1 3 . ttlh4 exd3 1 4 . 'Wh5+


d7 15. ttlg6 h xg6 16. 'Wxh8 Ae7 17. 'Wxg7
a5 + .

246 Potkin - Filippov,


Togliatti 2003.

8. Axh6 g x h6 9. cxd4
..
7

Russian

League,

247 9 . . . a5 1 0 . b5 a4 11. g4 ttlfe7 1 2 . ttlc3


ttlb8 1 3 . Ad3 ttld7 1 4 . 0-0 ttlg6 1 5 . c1
Ae7 1 6 . ttlxa4 'WaS 17. ttlc5 Sveshn i kov
Bareev, PCA, Moscow 1 995.

9 J.g7 1 0 . ttlc3 0-0 1 1 . Ad3 f6 1 2 . b5 !?


ttlxe5 ( 1 2 . . .fxe5 !? 13. bxc6 e4 1 4 . ttlxe4
d x e4 15. Axe4) 1 3 . d x e5 fxe5 14. 0-0 e4
15. ttlxe4 dxe4 16. Axe4 'Wxb5 (16 . . . Axa1 !?
17. 'Wxa1 'Wx b5 oo ) 17. b1 'Wh5 1 8 . 'Wd3 55
Sveshnikov - Yanovsky, Moscow (Rapidplay)
1 990 ;
9 J.d7 1 0. Ae2 as !? [ 1 0 . . . c8 1 1 . 0-0
Ag7 ( 1 1 . . . ttle7 1 2 . Ad3 Ag7 1 3 . 'Wd2 'Wc7
1 4 . a4 a6 1 5 . a3 0-0 1 6 . ttlc3 f6 1 7. exf6
xf6 18. ttle2 Motylev - San Segundo Car
rillo, U beda 2000) 1 2 . 'Wd2 0-0 1 3 . a2
a6 1 4 . 'We3 f6 1 5 . exf6 xf6 1 6 . ttlbd2
e5 Polovnikova - Matveeva, Krasnoturinsk
2004] 1 1 . b5 ttle7 1 2 . ttlc3 a4 1 3 . 0-0 'WaS
14. 'Wd2 ttlc8 15. fc1 ttlb6 16. h3 ! Rogers
Velimirovic, Vrsac 1 987.

248 1 0. Ae2 0-0 1 1 . 0-0 as 1 2 . b5 a4


13. g4 ttlh4 14. ttlxh4 Axh4 15. Ad3 ( 1 5 . 'Wd2
ttla5 1 6 . g5 'Wd8 1 7. f4 ttlb3 1 8. 'We3 ttlxa1
19. Axa1 f6 + Sveshnikov - Slochevsky, Mos
cow ( Rapidplay) 1 989) 1 5 . . . ttla5 1 6 . ttlc3
ttlc4 1 7. Axc4 d xc4 1 8 . Ac1 f6 1 9 . Ae3 00
Sveshnikov - Bareev, M oscow ( Rapidplay)
1 989.
249

244 1 0. exf6 g xf6 1 1 . Ad3 ( 1 1 . 'Wd2 ?


ttlx b4 ! 1 2 . ttlc3 'WaS 1 3 . Ab5+ Ad7 ?!
Sveshnikov - Doroshkevich , Anapa 1 991 ;
1 3 . . . ttlc6 :j:) 1 1 . . .ttlxe3 1 2 . fxe3 Ah6 13. 'We2
Ad7 1 4 . ttlc3 ttle7 1 5 . 0-0 0-0 1 6. h1
ac8 Morozevich - Bareev, Monaco (blind)
2002 ;
1 0. b5 ttlxe5 !? 1 1 . d x e5 ttlxe3 1 2 . fxe3
'Wxe3+ 1 3 . Ae2 ( 1 3. 'We2 'Wc1 + 1 4 . 'Wd1
'We3+ =) 1 3 . . . Ac5 oo .

..
8

243 9 . . . g6 1 0 . Ad3 ttlxe3 1 1 . fxe3 Ah6


1 2 . 'Wd2 Ad7 13. ttlc3 ttle7 14. g4
Ag7 15. 0-0 c8 16. a4 Morozevich
M i los, F I D E World Championship, New
Del hifTeheran 2000.

10

J.d7

a) 1 1 . Axf5 exf5 1 2 . ttlc3 Ae6 1 3 . 0-0


0-0 ( 1 3 . . . 'Wd8 1 4 . 'Wd2 g5 1 5 . ttlb5 h6
Kamsky - Dokhoian , Pavlodar 1 987) 14. 'Wd3
ac8 1 5 . ac1 a6 1 6 . ttla4 'Wa7 1 7. ttlc5
Gorelov - Yudasin, Minsk 1 985 ;
b) 1 1 . 0-0 c8 [1 1 . . .g5 1 2 . Axf5 exf5 13. ttlc3
Ae6 1 4 . ttla4 'Wd8 ( 1 4 . . .'Wb5 1 5 . ttlc5 g4
1 6 . ttle1 Axc5 17. d x c5 as 1 8 . ttlc2 a4
1 9 . ttld4 Fedorowicz - Dokhoian , Wij k aan
Zee 1 989) 1 5 . ttlc5 g4 1 6 . ttle1 b6 1 7. ttlxe6
fxe6 1 8 . ttld3 Fressinet - Salaun , French
League, 1 998] 1 2 . ttlbd2 g5 1 3 . ttlb3 h5
1 4 . c1 g4 15. ttle1 as 16. Axf5 exf5

100

7.

Table 7 : 6. a3 h6

1 7. tild3 axb4 1 S . tilbcS Ae6 1 9 . a xb4 'ii' b S


20. tilf4 1;1h6 21. Ac3 ;t Khalifman - Dolmatov,
Rethymnon 2003 ;
10 0-0 1 1 . 0-0 f6 ?! 1 2 . AxfS exfS 13. tilc3
Ae6 14. tila4 'ii'd S 1S. tilcS AxcS 1 6 . dxcS
Sveshnikov - Paramos Dominguez, Oviedo
(Rapidplay) 1 993.

1 1 . AxfS exfS 1 2 . tilc3 Ae6 1 3 . bS


a4 1 4 . 'ii'd 3 ( 1 4 . bxc6 'ii'x b2 1 S . 0-0
bxc6 .: Shirov - Khalifman , Li nares 2000 ;
14. 0-0 tilaS 1 S . Ac1 tilc4 1 6 . tilxa4 'ii' x bS
1 7. tilc3 'ii'c 6 1 S . 1;1b1 Axa3 1 9. Axa3
tilxa3 20. 1;1b3 0-0 2 1 . 'ii'd 3 tilc4 22. h3
1;1fcS =F Vasyukov - M oskalenko, Belgorod
1 990) 14 . . . tilbS 1S. Ac1 h6 16. tilg1 ?! Svesh
nikov - Moskalenko, Norilsk 1 9S7 ; 1 6. o-o ;t.
250

1 2 Ad7 13. 0-0 tilh4 14. tilxh4 Ax h4


1 S . 'ii'c2 tila7 1 6 . Ax h7+ hS 1 7. a4
Mukhametov - Rechel, Berlin 1 997 ;

251

. .

1 2 h4 13. tilxh4 Ax h4 14. g3 AdS 1S. 0-0


Ad7 16. 1;1a2 tila7 17. tilc3 f6 1S. Aa1 fS 19. f4
1;1f7 00 Kiik - Korchnoi , Stockholm 2003.
. . .

.id7 1 1 . g4 tilh6 1 2 . 1;1g1 a6 1 3 . tilc3


tilaS 1 4 . Ac1 tilc4 1 S . Axc4 d x c4 1 6 . dS
exdS 17. tilxdS 'ii'c6 1S. Axh6 gxh6 19. tilxe7
xe7 20. 'We2 ;t Sveshnikov - Doroshkevich,
St. Petersburg 2000 ;
10

10

0-0 1 1 . g4 tilh6 1 2 . 1;1g1 Ad7 13. ttlc3 ;t.

1 1 g6 12. AxfS g xfS 13. tilc3 1;1gS


1 4 . tilgS ( 1 4 . 0-0 1;1g4 1 S . tile2 Ad7 1 6. g3
0-0-0 17. Ac1 ;t Grisch uk - Zhang Pengxi
ang, Shanghai 2001 ) 14 . . .'ii' x d4 1S. 'ii' x d4
tilxd4 1 6. tilxdS tilc2+ 1 7. d2 exdS
1S. xc2 AxgS 19. hxgS 1;1xgS 20. Ad4 Ae6
21. g3 i!i5 Grischuk - Sakaev, Russian League,
Tomsk 2001 ;
255

11

J.d7 1 2 . AxfS exfS 13. ttlc3 Ae6 ;t.

1 3 . . . ax b4 1 4 . tilx dS 'ii'aS 1 S . tilxe7


b3+ 1 6. tild2 tilxe7 1 7. 'ii'x b3 1;1h6 1 S . Ac3
'ii'd S 19. 0-0 'ii'x b3 20. ttlx b3 Sveshnikov
Bareev, Russian Championship, Elista 1 996.
256

258

17. 1;1fe1 fxeS 1 S . tilxeS Af6 1 9. a4


'ii' x d4 ?! 20. tile4 ! Lastin - Ivanov, Moscow
2004.

253

2M

3
2

..

16. Ad3 Ad7 =F Yemelin - Dolmatov, S6 th Rus


sian Championship, Krasnoyarsk 2003 ;

17. Ac1 1;1c4 1 S . tile2 !? ( 1 S. 1;1d1 ?!


ttlx bS 19. ttle2 'ii'c6 20. AgS AxgS 21. ttlxgS
tilc3 22 . tilxc3 1;1xc3 23. 'ii'e2 g6 24 . 1;1d3
0-0 2S. 1;1ad1 1;1cS =+= Grischu k - Lputian ,
3Sth Olympiad, Bled 2002) 1 S . . .'ii' x bS
( 1 S . . . 0-0 !? .: 1 9 . AgS AxgS 20. tilxgS 1;1fcS
2 1 . 'ii'f3 g6 22. tilf4 'Wxd4 23. tilg x e6 fxe6
24. 'ii'g 3 'ii' x f4 2S. 'ii' x g6+ =) 1 9 . AgS 'Wb3
20. 'Wx b3 a x b3 2 1 . Axe7 xe7 22. 1;1fb1
1;1hcS 23. 1;1x b3 bS 24. tilf4 g6 ;t Vysochin
Pol ivanov, St. Petersburg 2002 .

13 . . .fxeS 14. Ax h7+ ! ( 1 4 . Ah3


Vysochin - Sambuev, St. Petersburg 2003)
14 . . . x h7 1S. 'ii'c 2+ e4 16. bxc6 +-.
252

10

b4 cxd4 8. cxd4 f5

1-'.-0-.

257

3
2

85 !? 1 1 . bS a4 ( 1 1 . . . f6 1 2 . 'ii'd 2 ! tildS ?

1 3. g4 ! tilh6 1 4 . exf6 AfS 1 S . gS Svesh


n i kov - Starostits, Riga 1 995) 1 2 . g4 tilh6
13. 1;1g1 tilaS 14. tilc3 tilb3 1S. 1;1a2 'ii'aS

101

3
2

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...._
.;;....

L...-_______

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Encyclopaedia

10. h4 Ae? 1 1 . g4 ttlh6 1 2 . g1 f6 1 3 . exf6


gxf6 14. Ad3 ttlf? 1 S . 'We2 0-0-0 1 6 . ttlc3
c.!?b8 1 7. c1 c8 00 Svidler - Beliavsky,
Novosibirsk 1 995 ;
10 .le2 Ae? ( 1 0 . . . hS 1 1 . h4 Ae? 1 2 . 'Wd2
c8 1 3 . g3 0-0 1 4 . 0-0 f6 Landa
Danielian, Yurmala 1 991 ) 1 1 . 0-0 0-0 1 2 . 'Wd2
( 1 2 . Ad3 I?) 1 2 . . .f6 ( 1 2 . . . a6 1 3. d1 f6
14 . ttlc3 fxeS 1 S . d x eS ad8 1 6. ac1
'Wa? = Grosar - Jelen , Bled 1992) 13. g4 tDh6
14. exf6 xf6 1S. gS xf3 (1S . . . g6) 16. Axf3
tDfS 1 7. d1 'Wd8 Sveshnikov - Bareev, Mos
cow ( Rapidplay) 1 990 ; 17. . . f8 !? oo .

264

1 1 . h 3 f6 ( 1 1 . . . Ae? 1 2 . Ad3 c8
1 3 . ttlbd2 ttlb8 14. 'We2 a6 1 S . ttlb1 ttlc6
1 6 . 0-0 0-0 1 7. ttlc3 ttlxd4 1 8 . ttlxd4
'Wxd4 19. ttle4 'Wb6 20. ttlf6+- Tim man
Hansen, Malmo 2003) 1 2 . ttlc3 [ 1 2 . Ad3
ttlf? 1 3 . ttlbd2 fxeS ( 1 3 . . . Ae? 1 4 . 0-0 ttlgS
1 S . c.!?g2 0-0 1 6 . exf6 Axf6 17. h4 ttlxf3
18. tDxf3 g6 Sveshnikov - Lputian , Training
match, Sochi 1 993) 14. d x eS Ae? 1S. c1
ttlgS 1 6. h4 ttlxf3+ 17. 'Wxf3 ttld4 18. 'We3
tDbS Sveshnikov - Lputian, Tilburg (Rapid
play) 1 992] 1 2 . . .fxeS 1 3 . d xeS Ae? 1 4 . ttla4
'Wd8 1 S . c1 0-0 1 6 . ttlcS AxcS 1 7. xcS
tDf? Sveshnikov - Lputian, Training match ,
Sochi 1 993.
259

14 . . .'Wd8 1S. ttlcS b6 16. ttlxd? 'Wxd?


1 7. c1 ttlcd8 1 8 . h4 ! Ad6 1 9 . c3
Vasyukov - Bukhman , St. Petersburg 1 994.
260

r---__:_---_:__-__:__.,

..

1 1 g6 1 2 . h4 ( 1 2 . ttla4 'Wd8 1 3 . ttlcS


AxcS 14. d xcS 'Wc? 1 S . 'We2 ;!;; Vysoch in
Prezerakos, Corinth 2004) 1 2 . . . hS 13. gS as
1 4 . bS ttlce? 1 S . ttla4 'Wd8 1 6. ttlcS ttlfS
1 7. c1 b6 1 8 . ttlxd? 'Wxd? 1 9 . c6 b8
20. 'Wc2 Sveshnikov - M i ljani6, Tivat 1 995 ;

1 1 'Wd8 !? 1 2 . h4 ( 1 2 . c1 ttlg6 1 3 . h4 hS
14. gS Ae? 1S. ttla4 ;!;; ; 1 2 . Ad3 ttlc8 13. h4
tDb6 14. hS h6 Khairullin - Matlakov, Kirishi
2004) 12 . . . hS 1 3 . ttlbS ttlc8 14. ttlgS h x g4
1S. 'Wxg4 Ae? 16. Ac1 a6 17. g1 fS 18. exf6
Axf6 1 9 . ttlh? !? 00 Lastin - M alakhatko, St.
Petersburg 2003.
.

1 2 . ttla4 'Wd8 1 3 . ttlcS Ac8 14. gS


b6 1S. ttla6 ttlb8 1 6 . c1 Axa6 17. Axa6
ttlxa6 1 8 . 'Wa4+ 'Wd? 1 9 . 'Wxa6 ttlg6 = Flores - Vallejo Pons, Oropesa del Mar 1 999.

265

12 . . . ttlg6 1 3 . ttla4 'Wd8 14. c1 Ae?


1S. g1 0-0 00 Peng Xiaomin - Korchnoi , Calcutta 2000.
266

1 7. AxfS exfS 1 8 . ttlcS b8 1 9 . 'We2


Ae6 20. 'We3 ;!;; Shirov - Kramnik, M onte
Carlo (blind) 1 99?

267

1 S . . .'Wd6 ? ! 16. ttlcS Ac8 17. h4 Ae?


1 8 . gS ;!;; Svesh n i kov - Dvoiris, Cheliabinsk
2004.
261

1 6. c3 ttlgS 17. bS ttlaS 1 8 . ttlxgS


fxgS oo Savi6 - Lputian , Bosnian League,
Neum 2002 .
262

1 7. d xcS ttlceS 1 8 . ttlxeS ttlxeS


1 9 . g3 ! ;!;; Short - Lputian , Batumi 1 999.

263

1 2 . ttld2 c8 1 3. c1 [ 1 3 . . . ttlg6
14. h4 ( 1 4 . 'We2 ! ? Ae? 1 S . 'We3 0-0
1 6 . h4 ! f6 17. hS ttlh8 1 8 . c2 ttlc6 ( 1 8 . . .
ttlc4 f4 23. ttlgS ! +-) 1 9. ttla4 'Wd8 = ,
M otylev - Ponomariov, World C u p , Khanty
Mansiysk 200S) 14 . . . Ae? (14 . . . hS !? 1S. gxhS
ttlf4 1 6 . ttla4 xc1 =i=) 1 S . hS [ 1 S. gS
h6 ( 1 S . . . 0-0 16. ttle2 fd8 17. hS ttlf8
268

102

Table 7 : 6. a3 h6

7.

18 . g1 xe1 1 9 . ttlxe1 ttle6 20. g4 e8


2 1 . ttleb3 ttld8 ! = Shirov - Gurevieh , World
Cup, Khanty-Mansiysk 2005) 16. gxh6 x h6
17. h5 ttlh4 1 8 . 'Wg4 ttlf5 1 9 . Ad3 Af8
20. ttle2 ttle4 Grisehu k - Radjabov, Wij k
aan Zee 2003] 15 . . . ttlf4 16. 'Wf3 Ag5 1 7. ttle2
( 1 7. e2 ) 1 7. . . xe1 + 1 8 . ttlxe1 0-0 1 9 . h6
g6 Grisehuk - Kruppa, Elista 2000] 13 . . . h5
14. e2 ttle4 15. Axe4 d x e4 16. ttlee4 ttld5
17. ttlxe4 xe4 1 8 . xe4 a5 56 Ivaneh u k
Bareev, Dubai (Rapidplay) 2002 .

b4 cxd4 8. cxd4 f5

'Wb6 22. g 5 0 a5 23. b5 (23. ttle4 'Wb5


24 . ttld6 'Wb6 =) 23 . . . a4 24. 'Wd3 fd8
25. 0-0 Ae8 26. !;te5 !;txd6 27. exd6 'Wxd6 56 ,
Hflba - Kosic, 36 th Chess Olympiad , Calvi a
2004] 1 6 . . . c;t>d8 1 7. ttlxf7+ c;t>e8 1 8 . ttld6+
c;t>d8 1 9 . ttlf7+ ( 1 9. ttl2e4 e x b2 20. 'Wx b2 56 )
1 9 . . . c;t>e8 20. ttld6+ c;t>d8 = Sveshnikov
Radjabov, Tallinn ( Rapidplay) 2004 ;
15

..

18. c;t>e2 ttla4 1 9 . hb1 .


1 7. ttled6+ Ax d6 1 8 . ttlxd6+ c;t>e7
1 9 . Wxe6 Axe6 20. g1 Sveshnikov
Potkin, Russian Championship, Krasnoyarsk
2003 ; 20. 0-0 h5 .
270

269

15

c3 !? 1 6 . ttld6+ [ 1 6. 'Wxe3 ttld5

17. Wb3 ( 1 7. 'Wxe6 Axe6 56) 17. . . Ae7 18. e1


'Wb5 19. ttle4 0-0 20. ttled6 Axd6 21 . ttlxd6

c8 !? 1 6 . 'Wxe4 ttlb6 1 7. 'Wxe6 Axe6

Notes

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Table 8
1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6 5. f3
'Wb6 6. a3 c4
6
5
4
3
2

L...-_______-=-_---I

?
41 g3 ? 1 271

f6 ! 272

10

11

12

13

14

Ah3 273
fxe5

tDxe5 274
tDxe5

dxe5
Ac5 275

Wh5+
g6

We2
Ad?

tDd2
tDe? 276

tDf3
h6 2n

00

tDx b3
tDa5

tDxa5
Wxa5

Ad2
Wa4 280

Wb1
Ac6 281

Ad3
tDe?

0-0
h6 282

tDxe5
Ae2 283
fxe5 !?284 tDxe5285

dxe5
Ac5 286

0-0
tDe?

b4 287
cxb3

tDxb3
0-0

tDxc5
WXC5 288

;t

g3 289
Ad? 290

Ah3 !?
Ae? 291

0-0292
h5

tDe1
We2293
0-0-0294 g6 295

f4
tDh6

tDdf3
tDb3296

....
+-

h4
f5 297

exf6
tDxf6298

tDe5
Ad6

dxe5
tDg8

Wg4
g6 300

;t

0-0
h6 301

b1
tDe?

tDh4304
g3 302
0-0-0303 f5 305

exf6
g xf6

Ag4
e5 306

;t

b3 ! 279
8
Ad? ?! 27 cxb3

42 tDbd2 !?

43 . . .

f6 ?!
44 . . .

tDa5 !
45 . . .

46 . . .

1f

Ae2
Ad?

104

Ah3
Axe5299

Table 8 : 6. a3 c4

271

7. Ae2 Ad7 8. ttlbd2 ttla5 9 . 0-0 see


Note 301 ,

13. ttle1 ttlf5 14. ttlg2 Ae7 15. Wf3 Ae8 16. h5
&thf8 17. ttlf4 ;t Sax - Knaak, Szirak 1 985 ;

7. . . Ad7 [8. ttlbd2 ttla5 9 . Ah3 0-0-0


1 0. 0-0 Ae7 1 1 . ttle1 ?! ( 1 1 . &te1 ) 11 . . . h5
1 2 . f4 ?! g6 1 3 . ttldf3 ttlb3 1 4 . &tb1 ttlh6
15. Ae3 <it>b8 1 6. ttlg2 00 Sveshnikov - Kalinin,
Cheliabinsk 1 977] 8. h4 !? ttla5 9. ttlbd2

9 :Wc6 1 0 . ttlg5 h6 1 1 . ttlh3 Wa4 1 2 . Wf3

272

...

We2 1 3 . ttlf4 ttle7 14. ttlg2 !? Wh7 ?!


(14 . . . ei)b3 15. ei)xb3 Wx b3 16. ttle3 ;t) 15. b4 !
e x b3 0 1 6 . Ad3 Wg8 1 7. &tb1 Aa4 1 8 . ttle3
&te8 1 9 . e4 t Sveshnikov - Eingorn , Soehi
1 986 .
273

8
7

8. exf6 ttlxf6

0-0-0 1 0 . Ah3 f5 1 1 , Ag2 ( 1 1 , 0-0 ttlh6

1 2 . ttle1 ttlf7 1 3 . ttlg2 g5 14. h xg5 ttlxg5


15. ttlf4 ttlxh3+ 16. ttlxh3 Ae7 1 7. b1 dg8 :j:
Klinger - Portiseh, Olympiad , Dubai 1 986)
11 . . . <it>b8 1 2 . ttlg5 ttlh6 13. ttlf1 ttlb3 14. b1
ttlxe1 1 5 . Wxe1 Ae7 1 6 . ttld2 Aa4 1 7. 0-0
df8 18. b3 exb3 1 9 . e4 Reefat - Pelletier,
35 th Olympiad , Bled 2002 ;
9, . . h5 1 0 . Ah3 ( 1 0. ttlg5 !? ttle7 1 1 . Wf3 ttlf5

1 2 . Ah3 g6 1 3 . Axf5 ! g xf5 1 4 . We2 Aa4


1 5 . ttldf3 ttlb3 1 6 . &tb1 ttlxe1 1 7. &txe1 ;t
Degraeve - Sokolov, Baguio 1 987) 1 0 . . . ttlh6
( 1 0 . . . f6 ?! 1 1 . exf6 g xf6 1 2 . 0-0 0-0-0
1 3 . &te1 ttlh6 14. ttlh2 ! Sax - Kuligowski ,
Zonal Tournament, Warsaw 1 979) 1 1 . 0-0
Ae7 1 2 . ttle1 g6 13. ttlg2 0-0-0 14. b1 <it>b8
1 5 . ttlf3 ! Wb3 1 6 . We2 Aa4 17. Ag5 ;t Sax
Ree, Amsterdam 1 979 ;
9, . . h6 1 0 . Ah3 0-0-0 1 1 . 0-0 ttle7 1 2 . &tb1

( 1 2 . &te1 ttlee6 1 3 . &tb1 Ae7 1 4 . We2 c;!>b8


1 5 . ttlf1 Wb3 1 6. YNe2 YNb6 17. Ae3 ttlb3
1 8 . h5 c;!>a8 1 9 . ttl3h2 &tdg8 oo Vysoehin
Rustemov, Polan iea Zdr6j 1 997) 1 2 . . . c;!>b8

----

9 .a h3 Ad6 1 0 . We2 0-0 1 1 . Axe6+ c;!>h8

1 2 . Axe8 &taxe8 ( 1 2 . . . &te8 1 3 . Ae6 ttld8


1 4 . ttle5 ttlxe6 ) 1 3 . 0-0 &tee8 14. We2
ttle4 i5ii ;
9 .lg2 Ad6 10. 0-0 0-0

a) 1 1 . &te1 Ad7 ( 1 1 . . . ttle4 1 2 . ttlbd2 ttlxd2


13. YNxd2 Ad7 14. We2 &tae8 ) 1 2 . We2
ae8 :j: ;
b) 1 1 , ttlbd2 ?! e5 ! 1 2 . dxe5 AxeS ! 13. ttlxe5
ttlxe5 1 4 . We2 ?! e8 ! 1 5 . ttlf3 Ag4 +
Przewozni k - U h l mann , Poland - G D R , Za
kopane 1 980 ;
e) 1 1 . We2 Ad7 [ 1 1 . . . c;!>h8 1 2 . ttle5 ttld7
( 1 2 . . . Axe5 ?! 1 3 . d x e5 ttld7 14. Ae3 WaS
1 5 . f4 ttle5 1 6. ttld2 ;t Sax - Uhlmann , Sara
jevo 1 982) 13. ttlxe6 ( 1 3 . f4 ttld xe5 14. fxe5
&txf1 + 1 5 . c;!>xf1 Ae7 :j:) 1 3 . . .Wxe6 14. f4
( 1 4 . Wxe6 ttlf6 i5ii ) 1 4 . . . ttlf6 1 5 . ttld2 Ad7
1 6 . ttlf3 ttle4 = Gertler - Polgar, N ew York
1 985] 1 2 . ttle5 ae8 13. ttld2 ( 1 3 . Af4 AxeS
14. d x e5 ttle4 ! 1 5 . Axe4 d x e4 oo ) 13 . . . Ae8
14. f4 ;t.

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9. d x eS AcS 1 0 . 0-0 tLlge7 1 1 . tLlbd2


0-0 1 2 . b4 c x b3 1 3 . &tb1 ( 1 3 . tLlx b3 &txf3 !
14. tLlxcS tLlxeS 1S. Ag2 &tf8 16. Ae3 Wc7 )
1 3 . . . tLlaS .

274

c!>b8 2 1 . tLld3 Ae7 Vlassov - l Iyushi n , St.


Petersburg 1 995 ;

275

1 0 . . . Ad7 1 1 . 0-0 tLle7 .

c) 14. We2 !? tLlc8 1S. Ae3 tLlb6 16. tLld2 Ac6


1 7. f4 g6 18. &tfc1 Wd7 1 9 . a4 tLlxa4 20. c4 5i5
Charbonneau - Bluvshtein , Montreal 2003.

276

1 3 . . . O-O-O !?

281

277

14

0-0-0

17. If:-.
<ud4 ;
Axe7

14

1 S . AgS h6 1 6 . Axe7

h6 1S. 0-0 0-0-0 00 Malaniuk - Uhlmann,

Tallinn 1 987.
7. . . tLlge7 ? 8. Axc4 ! d x c4 9 . tLlxc4
Wa6 1 0 . tLld6+ c!>d7 1 1 . tLlxf7 &tg8 1 2 . Wc2
h6 1 3 . tLld6 Sveshnikov - M ilos, Budapest
1 988.
278

8. Ae2 tLlge7 ? 9 . Axc4 ! Panarin


Nepomniashchy, Vladimir 2002 .

279

12 . . .Wc6 1 3 . Ad3 h6 14. 0-0 tLle7


1 S . &tc1 ;t Sveshnikov - Kiselev, M oscow
(Rapidplay) 1 994.

1S. &tc1 tLlc8 ( 1 S . . . bS 16. &tc2 &tb8


1 7. &tb2 ) 1 6. c4 Sveshnikov - Timman,
Tilburg 1 992 .
282

8. exf6 tLlxf6 9. b3 cxb3 10. b1 Ad6


1 1 . Ad3 0-0 1 2 . 0-0 eS t ;

283

8. g3 fxeS 9. tLlxeS tLlxeS 1 0 . d x eS AcS

1 1 . 'WhS+ g6 1 2 . We2 tLle7 1 3 . Ag2 Ad7


14. 0-0 0-0-0 1 S . tLlf3 Honfi - U hlmann,
Solingen 1 974 ;
8. b3 !? fxeS ( 8 . . . c x b3 9 . tLlxb3 Wc7

1 0. c4 !? ;t)

1 1 .ta4 1 2 . Wb1 Wc7 1 3 . Ad3 tLle7 14. 0-0


'Wd7 1 S . &tc1 h6 1 6. &ta2 tLlc8 1 7. c4 d x c4
1 8 . &txc4 Ac6 1 9 . &txc6 ! ! bxc6 20. dS !
Prashnik - Yakimenko, corr. 1 994/96 ;

11

e7 1 2 . Ad3 Wc7 1 3 . 0-0 h6

a) 14. tLlh4 !? tLlc6 ( 1 4 . . . tLlfS ? 1 S . tLlxfS exfS


16. 'Wf3 ; 14 . . . g6 1S. g3 tLlc8 ?! 16. Axg6 !?t
Motylev - Hort, Hoogeveen 2003) 1S. f4 Ae7
1 6 . 'Wg4 g6 1 7. tLlxg6 &tg8 1 8 . 'WhS fxg6
19. Axg6+ c!>d8 20. fS 5i5 ;
b) 14. tLle1 tLlc6 1S. f4 g6 16. g4 0-0-0 1 7. fS
g xfS 1 8 . gxfS exfS 1 9 . AxfS Ae6 20. 'WhS

a) 9. bx c4 ?! e4 10. tLlgS (10. tLlh4 ? tLlf6


1 1 . g3 Ae7 1 2 . b1 Wc7 13. Ae2 0-0 14. 0-0
tLlaS ! Enders - U hlman n , G O R Champion
ship, Eggesin 1 978 ; 1 0. &tb1 'WaS 1 1 . tLlb3
'Wc7 1 2 . tLlgS tLlf6 1 3 . cxdS exdS 14. c4
AfS ) 1 0 . . . tLlf6 ( 1 0 . . . Ae7 1 1 . &tb1 'Wd8
1 2 . &tx b7 !? AxgS 1 3 . &txg7 c!>f8 0 14. &txgS
WxgS 1S. tLlxe4 5i5 ) 1 1 . f3 ?! ( 1 1 . &tb1 Wc7
1 2 . g3 h6 13. tLlh3 gSt ; 1 1 . Ae2 'WaS 1 2 . Ab2
Ad6 1 3 . AhS+ c!>e7 ! ) 1 1 . . .WaS ?! Cherni
aev - Korniushin, Vladivostok 1 995 ; 11 . . . e3 + ;
b ) 9 . tLlxeS !? (Bronstein) 9 . . . tLlxeS 10. dxeS
AcS ?! ( 1 0 . . . tLlh6 !? 1 1 . bx c4 AcS 1 2 . 'WhS+
tLlf7 13. We2 0-0 14. f4 ;t) 11. WhS+ [ 1 1 . Wf3
cxb3 ( 1 1 . . . tLle7 ? ? 1 2 . b4 +- Hansen - Lovik,
Copenhagen 2004) 1 2 . &tb1 'Wc7 1 3 . 'WhS+
g6 14. AbS+ Ad7 1S. Axd7+ c!>xd7 16. 'We2
tLle7 1 7. tLlx b3 ;t Buchnicek - Sebenik, Bled
2003] 1 1 . . . g6 1 2 . 'Wh4 'Wc7 1 3 . tLlf3 tLle7
14. b4 tLlfS 1 S . 'Wh3 Ae7 1 6 . Ae2 0-0 1 7. g4
tLlg7 1 8 . 'Wg3 ;t Bronstei n - Roos, Hastings
1 993/94.

106

Table 8 : 6. a3 c4

284

288

..

&DfS 18. fte1 'WaS =i= ;

8
7

1 5. a4?! Y!lxe3 1 6. Aa3 ftf7 1 7. Ad6

1 5. Y!id4 Y!lxd4 1 6 . exd4 Ad7 1 7. ftb1 ftab8

18. a4 ftfe8 = Prie - Lautier, Paris 1 988 ;

1 5. Y!id3 Y!le7 ( 1 S . . . ftf7 1 6 . ftb1 b6 1 7. Y!lh3

.ld7 9. 0-0 0-0-0 10. b3 exb3 1 1 . &Dx b3

Y!le7 1 2 . ftb1 Ae8 1 3 . Af4 h6 1 4 . e4 gS


1S. Ad2 Ag6 1 6. exdS ftxdS 17. Ae4 Ax b1
1 8 . AxdS exdS 1 9 . Y!lx b1 Sveshnikov
Meshkov, Russian League, Podolsk 1 990 ;
8 Y!ic7 ?! 9. O-O !? fxeS (9 . . . Ad7 1 0. b3 !? t )
1 0 . &DxeS &DxeS 1 1 . d x eS &De7 [ 1 1 . . .Y!lxeS
1 2 . fte1 'Wf6 ( 1 2 . . .Y!ld6 1 3 . b3 e x b3
14 . e4 &Df6 1 S . Y!lx b3 Ae7 1 6 . exdS exdS
17. AbS+ Casper - Knaak, G O R Cham
pionship, FOrstenwalde 1 981 ) 13. &Df3 Ad7
14 . AgS Y!ifS 1 S . Ah4 Ae7 1 6 . Axe7 &Dxe7
1 7. &DeS ftf8 1 8 . 'i!?h1 ftf6 1 9 . Axe4 0-0-0
20. Ad3 Baklan - Florath, Groningen 1 996]
1 2 . b3 ! e x b3 1 3 . e4 ! 'WxeS 1 4 . ftb1 ..... &Dg6
( 1 4 . . . Ad7 1 S . Ab2 6 AhS+) 1 S . exdS
Casper - U hlmann , Berlin 1 982 .

'We7 18. d3 g6 19. ge1 'Wxe3 20. Ab2 'We6


21. gbe1 'Wd7 22 . fte2 Conquest - Pel letier,
French League, 2002) 1 6. AgS ( 1 6 . f4 Ad7
1 7. a4 ftae8 1 8 . Aa3 ftf7 1 9 . Axe7 ftxe7 .: )
1 6 . . . ftf7 1 7. f4 Ad7 1 8 . AhS Y!leS+ 1 9 . 'i!?h1
ftff8 20. ftab1 (20. e4 !) 20 . . . b6 (20 . . . bS
2 1 . Axe7 Y!lxe7 22. fS t ) 2 1 . e4 ! Grisehu k
Pel letier, Biel 2001 .
289

9 . . . &Df6 10. f4 ! ( 1 0 . 0-0 Ad6 1 1 . &Ddf3


0-0 1 2 . Y!le2 Y!le7 1 3 . Af4 &DhS 1 4 . &Dxe6
&Dxf4 1 S . &DeeS Ad7 1 6 . ftfe1 ftfS 1 7. Af1
&Dg6 =i= Teske - U hlman n , G O R Champion
ship, Nordhausen 1 986) 1 0 . . . Ad6 1 1 . AhS+ !
( 1 1 . &Ddf3 ! 6 0-0, Y!le2 , 'i!?h1 , Ae3) 1 1 . . . g6
1 2 . Af3 0-0 13. Y!le2 Y!le7 14. g3 Ad7
1 S . &Dxd7 ! Piihtz - Uh lman n , G O R Cham
pionship, Nordhausen 1 986.
285

10 . . . &Dh6 1 1 . &Dxe4 ! d x e4 1 2 . Axh6


Ad70 13. gS Y!ixb2 14. 0-0 'Wxe3 1S. AhS+
g6 16. 'Wb1 ! ! Piihtz - Uhlmann, Erfurt 1 985.
286

1 2 . AhS+ g6 13. Ag4 hS 14. Ae2 Ad7


1 S . ftb1 0-0 1 6. &Dxe4 d xe4 1 7. Y!lxd7 ftad8
18. 'Wa4 gxf2 19. gxf2 Axf2+ 20. 'i!?h1 'We6 .:
Vallejo Pons - Pelletier, Biel 2002.
287

8. h4 !? Ad7 9. hS h6 1 0 . g3 &De7 1 1 . Ah3


&Db3 1 2 . &Dx b3 Aa4 13. &Dfd2 &De6 14. O-O !
(Bronstein - Mestel, London 1 976) 14 . . . &DaS
1 S . f4 &Dxb3 16. &Dx b3 Axb3 17. Y!le2 0-0-0
18. fS ;
i:l b1 !? Ad7 9 . Ae2 &De7 1 0 . &Df1
'Wb3 ( 1 0 . . .f6 1 1 . h4 0-0-0 1 2 . hS &Dee6
1 3 . Af4 fxeS 14. &DxeS &DxeS 1S. AxeS &De6
16. Ag3 ! Haba - Knaak, Halle 1 987) 1 1 . Af4
Aa4 1 2 . Y!lx b3 Ax b3 1 3 . &De3 &Dg6 14. Ag3
fS 1 S . exf6 gxf6 1 6 . &Dh4 ! Haba - Farago,
Wattens 1 996 ;
8.

8. b4 !? ( Keres) 8 . . . e x b3 9. Ab2 Ad7

[ 1 0 . fte1 AbS ! 1 1 . e4 d xe4 1 2 . Axe4 &Dxe4


13. &Dxe4 Axe4 14. gxe4 &De7 1S. gb4 'Wa6 ?
( 1 S . . .Y!le6 ! =i=) 1 6 . Y!lx b3 b6 1 7. &DgS ! &DdS
1 8 . fta4 'Wb7 1 9 . 'WbS+ 'Wd7 20. 'Wxd7+
'i!?xd7 2 1 . &Dxf7 ftg8 Remizov - li insky,

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USSR 1 975] 1 0 . c4 Aa4 ( 1 0 . . . tDe7 ! ) 1 1 . c1


tDe7 1 2 . c5 'Wd8 1 3 . Ad3 tDg6 1 4 . g3 Ae7
15. We2 a6 16. h4 h6 17. h5 tDf8 18. tDh4 Wd7
1 9. f4 sa Circenis - Katishonok, Latvia 2001 .

290
8

...

6
5
4

.le7 9. h4 Ad7 1 0 . Ah3 f5 1 1 . exf6


( 1 1 . 0-0 tDh6 1 2 . tDe1 tDf7 1 3 . tDg2 g5
14. h xg5 tDxg5 15. 'Wh5+ d8 16. tDf4
tDxh3+ 1 7. 'Wxh3 c7 =F ) 1 1 . . . gxf6 1 2 . 0-0
h5 1 3 . e1 tDh6 1 4 . b1 !? ( 1 4 . We2 tDg4
1 5 . tDh2 f5 ; 1 4 . tDh2 0-0-0 1 5 . Wx h5
dg8 sa Grischu k - Korchnoi, Biel 2001 )
1 4 . . . 0-0-0 ( 1 4 . . . tDg4 1 5 . tDh2 f5 1 6 . tDdf3
0-0-0 1 7. Af4 !? ! ) 1 5 . b4 c x b3 1 6 . tDxb3
tDg4 ( 1 6 . . . tDx b3 1 7. x b3 'Wc6 1 8 . Af4 tDg4
1 9 . We2 !) ;
8

...

f5 9. exf6 gxf6 1 0 . Ag2 tDh6 1 1 . tDh4


tDf7 1 2 . 0-0 Ag7 13. f4t Kristjansson
Thorsteinsson , Reykjavik 2004.
8

..

13. b3 c x b3 14. tDxb3 tDxb3 15 . Wx b3 Ad3


16. a1 00 I . Zaitsev - Lunev, Ore1 1 994 ;
9 f61! 1 0. exf6 ! gxf6 1 1 . 0-0 0-0-0 1 2 . e1
Ag7 ( 1 2 . . . e8 1 3 . b1 'Wc7 1 4 . b3 c x b3
1 5 . tDx b3 tDc4 1 6 . Af4 ! ) 1 3 . b1 b8
1 4 . b4 I. Zaitsev - Pokojowczyk, Soch i
1 976 ;
9 e7 10. 0-0 h6 1 1 . tDh4
a) 11 . . .g5 !? 1 2 . tDg2 h5 13. g4 hxg4 14. Axg4
0-0-0 15 . Wf3 Ae8 16. tDe3 ;
b) 1 1 . . . 0-0-0 1 2 . tDg2 b8 1 3 . b1 Wc7
14. tDe3 tDc8 15. f4 g6 16. f5 !? (16. tDg4 Ae7
1 7. Ag2 tDb6 1 8 . We2 Aa4 1 9 . tDf3 tDd7 )
16 . . . gxf5 17. g4 fxg4 18. tDxg4 Ae8 19. tDf6 !
I . Zaitsev - Savon, Dubna 1 976 ;
c) 1 1 . . . tDec6 1 2 . f4 0-0-0 ( 1 2 . . . g6 1 3 . tDg2
0-0-0 1 4 . tDe3 b8 1 5 . Ag2 tDe7 1 6 . f2
tDb3 1 7. tDd x c4 !? d x c4 1 8 . tDxc4 'Wb5
1 9 . tDd6 'Wa4 20. tDxf7 tDxa1 2 1 . 'Wxa4
Axa4 22. tDxd8 ! Svesh n i kov - Riazantsev,
St. Petersburg, 2000) 1 3 . b1 Ae7 1 4 . tDg2
dg8 15 . h1 g6 1 6 . tDe3 tDb3 17. Wf3 'Wc7
1 8 . tDx b3 c x b3 1 9 . Ad2 ! Psakhis - Farago,
Banja Luka 1 985 ;
9 h6 !1 1 0. 0-0 0-0-0 1 1 . tDe1 g5 ( 1 1 . . . h5
1 2 . tDdf3 tDb3 1 3 . b1 tDxc1 14. Wxc1
Aa4 1 5 . tDg5 tDh6 1 6 . f4 g6 17. tDg2 Ae7
1 8 . Wd2 00 Motylev - Balashov, Ekaterinburg
2002) 1 2 . Ag2 Ae7 1 3 . b1 h5 00 Pinter
Schmidt, Budapest 1 977 .

6
5
4

..

10. b1 h5 !? 1 1 . 0-0 Ab5 !? ( 1 1 . . . g5 !?


1 2 . tDe1 0-0-0 1 3 . Ag2 tDh6 1 4 . 'We2 Aa4
1 5 . b4 c x b3 1 6 . tDd3 g4 1 7. e1 b8
Stil l i ng - van M anen , corr. 1 990) 1 2 . a4 Ac6
1 3 . e1 g5 !? 1 4 . Af1 g4 1 5 . tDh4 Ax h4
1 6 . g x h4 tDe7 17. b4 c x b3 1 8 . Ad3 sa M i
nasian - Korchnoi, Ohrid 2001 ; 1 8 . tDx b3 ?
Ax a4 1 9 . tDxa5 Axd1 20. x b6 a x b6
2 1 . tDxb7 Af3 -+.

292

1 1 . tDe1 !? g5 ! 1 2 . Ag2 0-0-0


1 3 . tDdf3 ( 1 3 . f4 g xf4 14. gxf4 tDh6
15. 'Wxh5 ?! tDf5 + Moroz - Glek, Kemerovo
1 985) 1 3 . . . g4 ( 1 3 . . . tDb3 ?! 14. Axg5 ! sa Hen
n i ngs - Hausner, G O R 1 979) 14. tDg5 tDh6 =
Glek, =+= Fritz.

293

0-0-0 10. 0-0 tDh6 ( 1 0 . . . h6 1 1 . tDh4 g5

1 2 . tDg2 h5 ) 1 1 . b1 Ab5 1 2 . e1 Wc6

108

Table 8 : 6. a3 c4

1 1 . . . gS !? 1 2 . Ag2 0-0-0 1 3 . We3 g4


14. ttlgS ttlh6 1S. Wf4 fldg8 1 6 . ttlxf7 flf8
( 1 6 . . . ttlxf7 1 7. Wxf7 AgS + ) 1 7. ttlxh8 flxf4
18. gxf4 Ae8 +.

294

295

1 2 . . . gS =i! ; 1 2 . . . h4 !?

1S. b1 tDxc1 1 6. xc1 dg8 1 7. tDgS


Wd8 1 8 . Wd2 bS .: Movsesian - Radjabov,
Sarajevo 2002.

296

297

ttlc8 1 S . AhS g6 1 6. Ae2 ttlb6 .: Ivanchu k


Bareev, Monte Carlo (blind) 2003) 1 0 . . .fS
( 1 0 . . . ttlec6 1 1 . 0-0 Ae7 1 2 . fle1 h6 1 3 . flb1
0-0-0 14. b4 cxb3 1S. tDxb3 tDx b3 16. x b3
'Wc7 17. b1 tDaS ': Gobet - Farag6, Lucerne
1 985) 1 1 . 0-0 h6 1 2 . b1 flg8 1 3 . Ag2 gS
1 4 . h x gS h x gS 1 S . b3 c x b3 1 6. ttlx b3 Aa4
17. ttlfd2 0-0-0 18. 'Wc2 'Wc6 19. 'Wd1 Ax b3
20. ttlxb3 = Potkin - Vysoch i n , Cap pelle la
Grande 2004.
10 . . . g xf6 1 1 . Ah3 ( 1 1 . ttleS ? fxeS
1 2 . WhS+ <!>e7 1 3 . WgS+ <!>f7 14. ttlf3 Ag7
1S. ttlxeS+ AxeS 16. 'iflxeS tDf6 -+ Korbut
Novikova, Vladimir 2002) 1 1 . . . 0-0-0 1 2 . 0-0
ttlh6 1 3 . e1 flg8 14. ttlf1 ttlb3 1 S . Ax h6
Ax h6 16. b1 =i! Cherniaev - Harestad , Gaus
da1 1 993.
298

6
5
4

12 . . . Ac7 1 3 . We2 flf8 1 4 . 0-0 0-0-0


1 S . ttlxd7 <!>xd7 1 6. flb1 flde8 17. b3 ttlxb3
1 8 . ttlx b3 c x b3 1 9 . c4 t Garcia Fernan
dez - Rayo Gutierrez, Span ish Champion
ship, Almeria 1 989.

299

O-O-O !? - See 7. g3 ; 9
8 . . . Ae7 ;

. . .

.le7 - See

9 h6 1 0 . Ah3 0-0-0 1 1 . <!>f1 ( 1 1 . 0-0


ttle7 1 2 . ttle1 fS 1 3 . exf6 g xf6 1 4 . b1 eS
1 S . Axd7+ xd7 1 6 . b3 c x b3 1 7. ttlxb3
tDx b3 18. tDg2 'We6 1 9 . 'Wx b3 tDc6 .: Svesh
ni kov - Levitt, Amantea 1 995) 1 1 . . . g6 1 2 . <!>g2
Ag7 1 3 . flb1 ttle7 1 4 . ttlf1 fldg8 1 S . ttl1 h2
ttlfS 16. ttlg4 Wd8 17. Af4 ttlc6 18. Wd2
b6 1 9 . he1 <!>b7 20. <!>g1 'ifle7 21 . Ag2
Tseitlin - Tregubov, Groningen 1 994 ;

. .

f6 1 0 . Ah3 ttlh6 1 1 . 0-0 0-0-0 1 2 . fle1


ttlf7 1 3 . flb1 fS 1 4 . ttlf1 Ae7 1 S . 'ifle2 g6
16. g4 Popov - Novak, Na.cz6w 1986 ;
9

301

6
5
4

h5 1 0. Ah3 tDh6 ( 1 0 . . . 0-0-0 1 1 . 0-0 tDh6

1 2 . fle1 <!>b8 1 3 . flb1 Ae7 1 4 . ttlf1 <!>a8


1S. 'We2 Aa4 16. AgS Erenburg - Sangma,
Goa 2002) 1 1 . ttlf1 ttlb3 1 2 . flb1 ttlxc1
1 3 . Wxc1 0-0-0 14. ttle3 <!>b8 1 S . 0-0 Ae7
1 6. tDg2 g6 1 7. tDf4 Sveshnikov - Balashov,
Novgorod 1 995 ;
9

1S. 0-0 ttle7 1 6 . ttlf3 ttlb3 17. Ae3 !


Grisch u k - Apicella, French League, Bor
deaux 2003.

300

ti}e7 1 0. Ah3 ( 1 0. ttlgS h6 1 1 . ttlh3

0-0-0 1 2 . ttlf4 <!>b8 13. Ae2 'iflc7 14. <!>f1

3
2

. . .

ti}e7

a) 1 0. e1
a1 ) 1 0 . . . 'iflc6 1 1 . 'iflc2 ttlc8 1 2 . ttlgS h6
13. ttlh3 ttlb6 14. ttlf4 O-O-O ! 1S. ttlhS 'iflc7
1 6 . a4 ! Ac6 1 7. Ad1 <!>b8 1 8 . fle3 ! Svesh
nikov - Eingorn , Palma de Mallorca 1 989 ;

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a2) 10 . . . tLlg6 !? 1 1 . g3 ( 1 1 . h4 !? Glek) 1 1 . . . Ae7


1 2 . h4 f5 1 3. h5 tLlf8 14. flb1 g5 00 Motwani
Gurevich , Hastings 1 991 /92 ;
a3) 1 0 . . . h6 1 1 . flb1 ( 1 1 . 'Wc2 ?! 0-0-0 1 2 . flb1
b8 1 3 . ttlf1 'Wb3 1 4 . 'Wx b3 ttlx b3 1 5 . Af4
ttlc8 16. ttlg3 00 Sveshnikov - Nikolenko, 58 th
USSR Championship, Moscow 1 991 )
a31 ) 1 1 . . . 0-0-0 1 2 . 'Wc2 b8 1 3 . Ad1 flc8
14. ttlf1 ttlb3 1 5. Af4 Sveshnikov - Casper,
Moscow 1 987 ;
a32 ) 1 1 . . .'Wc7 1 2 . Af1 ttlc8 1 3 . fle3 ttlb6
1 4 . ttle1 0-0-0 1 5 . f4 g6 1 6. flh3 Ae7
1 7. ttldf3 Aa4 1 8. 'We2 h5 1 9 . Ae3 Ab3
20. Af2 Kharlov - I lyushin, Tula 2002 ;
a33) 1 1 . . . g5 1 2 . ttlf1 ttlg6 1 3 . Ae3 Ae7
14. ttl3d2 0-0-0 15. ttlg3 b8 1 6. ttlh5 fldf8
1 7. 'Wc2 ttlh4 18. Ad1 Sherwin - Evans, New
York 1 954 ;
a34) 1 1 . . .ttlc8 1 2 . ttlf1 'Wb3 1 3 . 'Wx b3 ttlxb3
14. Af4 Aa4 15. ttlg3 b5 16. tLlh5 ttlb6 1 7. g4 !
ttla5 1 8 . flec1 ttlb3 1 9 . flf1 ! ttla5 20. ttle1
ttlc6 2 1 . Ae3 0-0-0 22. f4 Sveshnikov
Lutz, Berlin 1 989 ;
b) 1 0. flb1 ( I . Zaitsev)
a

f
8

7
6

b3) 1 0 . . . Ab5 !? 1 1 . ttle1 ttlb3 1 2 . ttlxb3 Aa4


1 3 . Af4 Ax b3 14. 'Wd2 ttlc6 1 5 . g3 ( 1 5 . g4 !?
Ae7 1 6. Ag3 0-0-0 17. ttlg2 ) 15 . . . ttla5
1 6 . ttlg2 Aa4 17. Ah5 Sveshni kov - Ivkov,
Sochi 1 983 ;
b4) 1 0 . . .'Wc7 1 1 . ttlg5 ( 1 1 . fle1 ttlc8 1 2 . ttlf1
ttlb6 1 3 . Af4 ( 1 3 . Ag5 ! h6 1 4 . Ah4 Aa4
1 5 . 'Wc1 d7 1 6. 'We3 ! Ac2 1 7. flbc1 Ah7
18. ttl3d1 ! fle8 1 9 . Ad1 = , Predojevic - Wang
Hao, Istanbul 2005) 13 . . . ttlb3 14. ttl3d2 ttla5
1 5 . ttlg3 Aa4 1 6 . 'Wc1 0-0-0 00 , N i H u a
Bareev, Beijing 2003) 1 1 . . . h6 1 2 . tLlh3 0-0-0
13. ttlf4 b8 14. ttlh5 a8 15 . g4 ttlc8 1 6. f4
ttlb6 1 7. 'We1 , I . Zaitsev - Vasyukov, 37 th
USSR Championship, Moscow 1 969 ;
b5) 1 0 . . . flc8 1 1 . g3 h6 1 2 . ttlh4 Ab5 1 3 . fla1
ttlb3 14. ttlx b3 Aa4 15 . Ae3 'Wx b3 ! 1 6. 'Wd2
flc6 ! ( 1 6 . . .'Wc2 ? 1 7. Ad1 +-) 1 7. Ad1 'Wb5
18. Ag4 Sveshnikov - Gofshtein, Rostov on
Don 1 976 ;
b6) 1 0 . . . h6 1 1 . fle1 ( 1 1 . 'Wc2 'Wc7 1 2 . b3 cxb3
1 3 . ttlx b3 Aa4 1 4 . ttlfd2 ttlec6 1 5 . 'Wb2
Tal - Petrosian , Tbilisi 1 956) 1 1 . . . Ac6 1 2 . ttlf1
'W b3 1 3 . Af4 Aa4 1 4 . 'Wc1 'Wb6 1 5 . ttl3d2
ttlg6 1 6 . Ae3 ttlh4 1 7. f4 h5 1 8 . Af2 ttlf5
Svesh n i kov - Ei ngorn, 52 nd USSR Cham
pionship, Riga 1 985 ;

..

1 5 . Axc2 ttlb3 1 6 . Af4 ttlca5 1 7. ttlg3 Aa4


18. fle2 b5 1 9 . ttlh5 Sveshnikov - Donchev,
Lvov 1 983 ;

( 1 0. g3 ; 1 0. flb1 ttlh6
1 1 . fle1 ttlf5 1 2 . ttlf1 0-0-0 1 3 . Af4 fldf8
1 4 . ttlg3 ttlxg3 1 5 . Axg3 h5 1 6 . h4 Prie
Apicella, French Championship, Auxerre
1 996) 1 0 . . . ttlh6 ! 1 1 . 'Wc2 ttlf5 1 2 . Ad1 !? h5
13. flb1 'Wc7 14. ttlf1 0-0-0 15. Ag5 ! f6
1 6 . Af4 'Wb6 1 7. ttlg3 Kholmov - Naumkin,
Moscow 1 991 ;
9

b1 ) 1 0 . . . ttlb3 1 1 . Axc4! ;
b2) 1 0 . . . ttlec6 1 1 . fle1 [ 1 1 . 'We1 !? f5 1 2 . exf6
gxf6 1 3 . b4 c x b3 1 4 . C4 55 (Gdanski
Owczarzak, Warsaw 2002) 1 4 . . . d x c4
1 5 . ttlxc4 ttlxc4 1 6 . Axc4 ttla5 1 7. Axe6
Axe6 1 8 . d5 Ac5 1 9 . d x e6 ) 1 1 . . . Ae7
1 2 . 'Wc2 flc8 1 3 . ttlf1 'W b3 1 4 . Ad1 'Wxc2

.ae7 1 0 . fle1

16 1 0 . flb1 ttle7 1 1 . b3 c x b3 1 2 . c4 Aa4


1 3 . exf6 gxf6 1 4 . cxd5 ttlxd5 1 5 . ttle4 Ae7
1 6. Ad2 flc8 1 7. 'We1 55 Haba - Sch mittd iel ,
B6bl ingen 1 999.

110

Table 8 : 6. a3 c4

302 1 1 . Vc2 !1 0-0-0 ( 1 1 . . . tDb3 1 2 . tDx b3


Aa4 13. tDfd2 Axb3 14. tDx b3 cxb3 15. Wd3
c8 1 6 . Wf3 ) 1 2 . b3 c x b3 1 3 . tDx b3
Aa4 1 4 . tDfd2 tDee6 1 5 . Wa2 I . Zaitsev
Naumkin, Moscow 1 995 ; 1 1 . e1 !1.
303 11 . . . tDec6 1 2 . tDh4 Ae7 1 3 . tDg2
0-0-0 14. c;!>h1 Ae8 1 5 . f4 f5 1 6 . exf6 Axf6
1 7. Ah5 tDe7 1 8 . Axe8 d x e8 1 9 . g4 g6
20. tDf3 %-% Sveshnikov - Farag6, Novi Sad
1 979.

304

1 2 . b4 cxb3 13. c4 Aa4 14. Ab2 .

305 1 2 . . . c;!>b8 1 3 . Ah5 g 6 1 4 . Ae2 We7


15. tDg2 Ac6 16. h4 Wd7 17. h5 Aa4 18. We1
Ae2 1 9 . a1 Ag7 20. tDe3 Aa4 00 Ti mman
Liberzon, Venice 1 974.
306 1 5 . b3 ! e x b3 1 6 . tDx b3 f5 ( 1 6 . . . tDx b3
1 7. x b3 We7 1 8 . Axd7+ Wxd7 1 9. Wh5 )
1 7. Ah3 ! I . Zaitsev - Farag6, Szolnok 1 975.

Notes

111

Chapter 3

A s u m m a r y of t h e 3 . e5 s y ste m
It is time to draw some conclusions. Briefly
they are as follows :
1 . e4 e6?

An error - 1 . . . c5 ! is better, or failing that


1 . . . e5 !? although in the latter case Black has
serious problems with the defence of the e5
pawn after 2 . tDf3 tDc6 3. Ab5 ! .
2 . d 4 d5

Otherwise White has a strong pawn pair in


the centre and a winning position .
3. e5 1?

Objectively 3. tDc3 ! is stronger, after which


Black has a bad position . But White also has
a big advantage after 3. e5 !?, greater than
he has after 1. e4 ! in the initial position .
3 . . . c5 1

The correct move, beginning immediate


counterplay against White's pawn centre.
The alternative plan to exchange the light
squared bishops with 3 . . . b6 4. c3 or 3 . . . tDe7
4 . tDf3 b6 5. c3 d7 6. a4 does not offer
Black any prospect of equal ity.
a

3
....-c-....,;;..----!

-------

4. c3

The gambits introduced by N imzowitsch


bring Wh ite no advantage. In fact 4. g4 ?! is
not even sufficient for equality (see the anno
tations to the game Sveshni kov - Komarov,
Vrnjacka Banja 1 999 (Volume 1 , game 28 on
page 57). The line 4 . tDf3 ?! cxd4 ! 5 . Ad3 is
somewhat better. However, I advise all play
ers below the level of candidate master to
include these gambits in their repertoire and
learn how to handle them by studying the
games of Nimzowitsch and Keres. Mastering
the methods of gambit play is an i mportant
stage in the development of a chessplayer.
The move 4 . d xc5 ?! - suggested by Louis
Paulsen - was later tried a few times by Stei
nitz but gives Black easy equal ity. He has
several playable plans, such as that demon
strated by Emanuel Lasker in his game
against Tarrasch (St. Petersburg 1 91 4 ; Vol
ume 1 , game 7 on page 1 8) . Also playable
is 4 . . . Axc5 5 . Ad3 tDc6 6. tDf3 tDge7 with
equal chances.
4 . . . c6 1
The best move, obeying all the principles
of the opening. Furthermore it is consistent
with Black's plan of counterattack against
the d4 pawn. Transferring the other knight to
c6 does not equalise, since it loses time and
weakens the kingside. The plan with 4 . . . Ad7
and 5 . . . a6 is also too slow.
5. f3
Wh ite has noth ing better than this move,
since after 5. Ae3 ?! cxd4 6. cxd4 Black can
turn his fire on the e5 pawn with 6 . . . tDh6,
7. . . tDf5 and 8 . . . f6 !? The move 5. f4 is not in
harmony with the spirit of this opening, since
it i ncarcerates the c1 bishop, weakens the
light squares and simply wastes time.

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A summary of the 3. e5 system

'Wb6 !

We know from the annotated games and the


Encyclopaedia that the variations S . . . ttlh6 ?!
6. dxcS ! and S . . . ttlge7 6. ttla3 ! are not suffi
cient for equality.
An interesting possi bility for B lack is the
move S . . . Ad7 !? recommended by Botvinnik,
which we call the "flexible defence" . H ow
ever, this line also offers White a greater
choice than he has after the more active
S . . . 'Wb6, since he has the add itional pos
sibility 6. Ae3 !? After the insertion of the
move . . . Ad?, the immediate development of
the bishop at e3 is more favourable than on
the S th move, since after an exchange on fS
(Ad3xttlfS) Wh ite will gain a tempo, because
Black will have to move the bishop again (to
e6) to defend the dS pawn (in reply to ttlc3).
If instead Black sends the knight to g4 via
h6 and then exchanges on e3 , he is liable to
come under attack on the kingside. Alterna
tively White can withdraw the bishop from
e3 , leaving the g4 knight out on a limb in the
danger zone.
The strongest reply to S . . . Ad7 is defi n itely
6. Ae2 ! after which a counter-attack di
rected at d4 comes too late and Black must
switch to attacking the eS pawn with 6 . . . f6 !?
But experience has shown that he does not
equalise in this case. The plan used several
times by Korchnoi comes into consideration :
S . . . Ad7 6. Ae2 ttlge7 7. 0-0 ttlg6 !?
6. a3 !

An attentive reading of this book will have


persuaded you that 6. Ae2 ?! brings no ad
vantage after 6 . . . cxd4 ! 7. cxd4 ttlh6 ! , the
move order used against me by Portisch
near the end of the 1 993 Biel lnterzonal 1 993
(game S1 on page 43). Portisch is well known
for his expertise in the openings ; his games
constitute a whole openings manual in them
selves ! Now 8. Ax h6 ?! 'Wx b2 ! is bad , since
White does not get enough compensation
for the pawn. But if Black plays 6 . . . ttlh6 ?! in
stead of 6 . . . cxd4 ! then the variation 7. Ax h6 !

g x h6 (7. . .'Wx b2 ? loses to 8. Ae3 ! ) 8. 'Wd2


Ag7 9. ttla3 is better for White.
The move 6. Ad3 ?! is inadequate because of
6 . . . cxd4 ! 7. cxd4 Ad7 8. ttlc3 ttlxd4 9. ttlxd4
'Wxd4, and White has serious worries about
equalising.

6 . . . toh6 !?

Only at this point does Black have a choice


of reasonable continuations.
a) 6 . . . c4 !? closing the position. Now after
7. ttlbd2 ! Black cannot ignore the threat
of 8. b3 si nce if 7. . . Ad7 ?! White can gain
the advantage by 8 . b3 ! c x b3 9 . ttlx b3 ttlaS
1 0. ttlxaS 'WxaS 1 1 . Ad2 'Wa4 1 2 . 'Wb1 as
shown in the game Sveshnikov - Ti mman ,
Ti lburg 1 992 (Volume 1 , game 29 on
page 60). But even after the better move
7. . . ttlaS Wh ite still has an advantage, as both
theory and practice testify.
b) 6 . . . Ad7 7. b4 cxd4 8. cxd4 c8 9. Ab2
ttlaS 1 0. ttlbd2 ttlc4, and here too theory
prom ises White the better game by 1 1 . ttlxc4
dxc4 1 2 . c1 as 1 3 . ttld2 ! .
c ) 6 . . . aS. White now has three playable con
tinuations - 7. Ad3 !?, 7. Ae2 and 7. b3 !?
The move 7. Ad3 !? entails a pawn sacri
fice : 7. . . cxd4 8. cxd4 Ad7 9. ttlc3 ttlxd4
1 0. ttlxd4 'Wxd4. For White to gain any ad
vantage, improvements need to be found for
him in the games I . Zaitsev - Lem pert, Mos
cow 1 994 (game 26 on page 26) and Shirov
Anand, Teheran 2000 (Volume 1 , game 22

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A summary of the 3. e5 system

on page 44) . If no white advantage can be


found in that line, Wh ite can play 7. Ae2 in
stead , since now the plan for Black shown in
the game Sveshnikov - Portisch (game 51 on
page 43) does not work (there is no check on
a5 available, the b5 square is weakened , and
White does not lose castling rights). On the
other hand Black can develop an i nitiative
on the queenside with 7. . . a4. Finally Wh ite
can play 7. b3 !? as in the game Sveshnikov
Volkov, Togliatti 2003 (Volume 1 , page 55)
and this should be sufficient for some ad
vantage.
7. b4 cxd4 8. cxd4 f5 9 . .tb2 !

The alternative 9. Ae3 ?! brings White no ad


vantage in view of 9 . . . f6 ! 1 0 . exf6 ( 1 0. b5
leads to a draw after 1 0. tbxe5, as i n
Romanish i n - Lputian , Yerevan 1 988 (Vol
ume 1 , page 77) ; if 1 0 . Ad3 ?! Black even
gains the advantage ; see Potkin - Filippov,
Togl iatti 2003 ; Volume 1 , game 40 on
page 77) 10 . . . g xf6 with chances for both
sides ( Morozevich - Bareev, Monte Carlo
2002 , game 42 on page 36).

5
4

(See Volume 1 , Test position 65 on page 145 ;


Solution o n page 1 55).
These six positions (the four black options
at move six and the two at move n i ne) are
the main bastions of Black's defence against
3. e5. They also represent the directions in
which I expect the theory to develop in the
coming years.
A.
9 . . . .ld7 10. g4

Black has fewer problems after 10. Ae2 Ae7


1 1 . 0-0 0-0 with chances for both sides,
Sveshnikov - Bareev, M oscow 1 990 (game
[2] on page 1 1 6).
10 . . . fe7

Black fails to solve his problems with


1 0 . . . tbh6 1 1 . !!g1 ! f6 1 2 . exf6 gxf6 1 3 . tbc3
tbf7 1 4 . tba4 'Wc7 1 5 . !!c1 'Wf4 ( 1 5 . . .'Wd6 ?!
is weaker, see Sveshni kov - Dvoiris, Cheli
abinsk 2004 (game 59 on page 52 ) 16. tbc5
and Wh ite had the better chances in the
game Short - Lputian , Batumi 1 999 (Vol
ume 1 , game 52 on page . 1 03), which is
the most i mportant game played with this
variation . However, on this theme I also
recommend detailed study of the games
Vasyu kov - Bukhman, St. Petersburg 1 994
(Volume 1 , page 1 04), Savic - Lputian , Neum
2002 (game [3] on page 1 1 7) , Lautier
Bauer, French Championship, Val d ' i sere
2002 ( page 50) and Vallejo Pons - H i l larp
Persson , Benidorm 2003 (game [4] on page
1 1 7).
11. c3 a5

Now Black is again presented with a choice.


The main options are 9 . . . Ad7 and 9 . . . Ae7.
Instead 9 . . . a5 1 0 . b5 gives White the ad
vantage, as in Sveshnikov - Bareev, Moscow
1 995 (Note 247 on page 1 00 and game [ 1 ] on
page 1 1 6). Incidentally, 9 . . . a5 was Korchnoi 's
choice in a rapid game against Erenburg

The earliest known game with this variation


is Rellstab - U nzicker, West German Cham
pionsh ip, Bad Pyrmont 1 950 (game [5] on
page 1 1 7) . Other i mportant games include :
Shirov - Kramnik, Monte Carlo 1 997 (Volume
1 , game 48 on page 95) and Nevedn ichy
Lputian, Ohrid 2001 (game [6] on page 1 1 8).

114

1 2. 'lNc2 !?

Chapter 3

A summary of the 3. e5 system

An unclear position results from 1 2 . d2 c8


1 3 . c1 .
1 2 . . . c4 1 3. xc4 d x c4 14. d2 d5
1 5. xc4 Wc6 1 6. e4 b6 17. cd6+
.lxd6 18. xd6+ me7 1 9. Wxc6 .lxc6
20. g1 , and Black had to struggle for a draw
(Sveshn i kov - Potkin , Russian Champion
ship, Krasnoyarsk 2003 ; Volume 1 , page 95) .
You should also study the games Alekseev
S. Ivanov, Tomsk 2001 (game [7] on page
1 1 8) and Sveshnikov - Radjabov, Tallinn 2004
(game 61 on page 53).

1 1 . Wa4!

This move restrains Black's queenside initia


tive, allowing Wh ite to complete his develop
ment and then start active operations on the
kingside.

B.
9 . . . .te7 10 . .td3

Another interesting idea here is 1 0 . h4 !?


with the plan of capturing later on f5 (Ax)
and then exchanging the dark-squared bish
ops ; this plan was used i n a game of M ark
Tseitl in's. With the help of this move I was
able to defeat Bareev in the 1 996 Rus
sian Championshi p (Volume 1 , game 34
on page 65) and Doroshkevich in St. Pe
tersburg 2000 (Volume 1 , page 65) . See
also the games Grisch u k - Lputian , 35 th
Olympiad , Bled 2002 (Volume 1 , game 51
on page 1 01 ) and Vysoch i n - Pol ivanov, St.
Petersburg 2002 (Volume 1 , page 1 02).
10 . . . h5 (10 . . . Ad7 is weaker: 1 1 . g4 h6
12. g1 with advantage for White) 11. Ad3 a5
1 2 . Axf5 exf5 13. c3 Ae6 14. b5 a4 15. 'Wd3
a7 1 6 . 0-0 c8 1 7. Ac1 c4 1 8 . e2 !?
Wx b5 19. Ag5 55 .
10 . . . a5 !1

Or 10 . . . Ad7 1 1 . 0-0 c8 1 2 . bd2 g5 !?


13. b3 h5 ( 1 3 . . . g4 14. fd2 h5 15. Axf5
exf5 1 6 . c5 Ae6 1 7. tDdb3 ) 1 4 . c1 g4
15. e1 a5 16. Axf5 exf5 17. d3 , Khalif
man - Dolmatov, Rethymnon 2003 (game 20
on page 22).

1 1 . . . 0-0 1 2. b5 .ld7

The order of moves used in the game


Kiik - Korchnoi , Rilton Cup, Stockholm 2003
(Volume 1 , page 95) deserves atten
tion : 1 2 . . . h4 !? 1 3 . x h4 Axh4 1 4 . g3 ?!
(14. o-o t is better).
1 3. 0-0 a7 1 4. c3 h4 1 5. xh4
.lxh4 1 6. Wd1 15 17. a4 Wd8.

I n the game Motylev - Alavkin , Sochi 2004


(Game [8] on page 1 1 8) Wh ite also gained
an advantage with 1 8. Wb3.
18. We2 ;t

Finally I should like to stress that if you want


to keep up to date with developments in a
particular open ing variation , do not confine
your i nterest to the games of players with a
high E LO rating : look at the games of players
who specialise i n that variation , since they
are always on the lookout for new ideas.

115

Chapter 4

G a m es fo r fu rth e r st u d y
In his final chapter of this Advanced Course the author picked out the fol lowing eight games
as being especially significant. The Publ isher has therefore agreed to include these i n an
extra chapter for further study. Diagrams have been placed at significant points, suggested
by Sveshnikov's comments in Chapter 3.

Game [1 ]

G am e [ 2 ]

Sve s h n i kov - B a reev

Sves h n i kov - B a reev

M oscow ( R ap i d p l ay) 1 9 95

M oscow 1 9 90

1. e4 e6 2 . d4 dS 3. eS cS 4 . c3 ttlc6 S. ttlf3
'Wb6 6. a3 ttlh6 7. b4 cxd4 S. cxd4 ttlfS
9 . Ab2 as 1 0 . bS a4 1 1 . g4 ttlfe7 1 2 . ttlc3
ttlbS 13. Ad3 ttld7 14. 0-0 ttlg6 1S . .c1 Ae7
16. ttlxa4 'WaS 17. ttlcS

1. e4 e6 2 . d4 dS 3. eS cS 4. c3 ttlc6 S . ttlf3
'Wb6 6. a3 ttlh6 7. b4 cxd4 S. cxd4 ttlfS
9. Ab2 Ad7 10. Ae2 Ae7 1 1 . 0-0 0-0
8

...
6

--------

1 7. . . 0-0 1S. Axg6 hxg6 19. 'Wd3 'Wb6 20. a4


AxcS 21. dxcS ttlxcS 22. 'We3 ttlxa4 23. Ad4
'WdS 24 . .a1 Ad7 2S . .fb1 'We7 26. h4 b6
27. Ax b6 ttlx b6 2S. 'ti'x b6 .xa1 29 . .xa1
'Wb4 30. 'Wd4 'WxbS 31 . .a7 .cS 32 . 'Wf4
AeS 33. g2 'ti'b6 34 . .e7 fS 3S . .xeS+
xeS 36. hS .c4 37. 'ti'gS 'WdS 3S. 'WxdS+
xdS 39. g3 g x hS 40. g x hS e7 41 . ttlgS
.c1 42 . f4 .f1 43. ttlf3 .xf3+ 44. xf3
fS 4S. g3 d7 46. h4 d4 47. gS e7
4S. g6 fS 0-1

1 2 . 'Wd2 [ 1 2 . Ad3 ! ?] 1 2 . . .f6 1 3 . g4 ttlh6


14. exf6 .xf6 1S. gS .xf3 [1S . . . .g6] 16. Axf3
ttlfS 17. .d1 'WdS [ 1 7. . . .fS ! ? 00] 1S. Ag4 AxgS
1 9 . 'Wd3 Af4 20. AxfS exfS 2 1 . ttld2 'WgS+
22. h1 'Wh4 23. ttlf3 'Wxf2 24. Ac1 Axc1
2S . .axc1 f4 26 . .c2 'We3 27. 'ti'xe3 fxe3
2S. g2 Ag4 29 . .e2 .eS 30 . .d3 .e4
31 . .exe3 h6 32 . bS Axf3+ 33. f2 ! ! ttlaS
34. xf3 .h4 3S. g3 .hS 36 . .eS .xeS
37. d x eS f7 3S . .xdS e6 39 . .cS fS
40. h4 g6 41 . a4 b6 42 . .c7 xeS 43 . .xa7
ttlc4 44. .g7 gS 4S. hS + - ttld6 46. .g6
ttle4+ 47. f3 ttlcS 4S. 'xb6 ttlxa4 49 . .x h6
1-0

116

Game [5] Rellstab - Unzicker

Game [3]
Savic - Lputian

N e u m 2 0 02
1 . e4 e6 2 . d4 d5 3. e5 e5 4. e3 tLle6 5 . tLlf3
'tVb6 6. a3 tLlh6 7. b4 exd4 B. exd4 tLlf5
9. Ab2 Ad? 10. g4

14 . . .'tVdB 15 . tLle5 AeB 16. e1 tLld6 1 7. Ad3


'i!le? 1B . g5 f5 1 9 . tLle5 tLlxe5 20. d x e5
tLle4 2 1 . 'tVh5+ dB 2 2 . tLlb3 gB 23. h4
Ad? 24. Ad4 b6 25. e2 AeB 26. 'tVf3 h6
27. gxh6 xg1 2B. xg1 Ax h6 29. Ae3 Axe3
30. xe3 'tVx h4 31 . tLld4 Af? 32 . h1 'tVg5+
33. 'tVf4 'tVg? 34. f3 eB 35 . fxe4 d x e4
36. 'tVh4+ e? 37. e1 + bB 3B. xeB+
xeB 39. Aa6+ d? 40. Ab5+ eB
41 . Aa6+ d? 42 . Ab5+ eB 43. Aa6+ d?
44. 'tVh2 'tVg5+ 45. 'tVf4 'tVg1 + 46. 'tVf2 f4+
0-1

Game [5]
R e l l st a b - U n z i c k e r

West German C h a m p i o n s h i p ,
B a d Pyrmo n t 1 9 5 0

1 0 . . . tLlh6 1 1 . g1 f6 1 2 . exf6 g xf6 1 3 . tLle3


tLlf7 14. tDa4 'tVe? 15. e1 'tVf4 1 6 . e3 tLlg5
1 7. b5 tLla5 1 B . tLlxg5 fxg5 1 9 . Ae1 'tVx h2
20. gg3 Ad6 21. h3 'tVg1 22. 'tVe2 0-0
23. Ae3 tLle4 24. xe4 Ax b5 25. f3 Axe4
26. Axg1 Axe2 27. Axe2 Axa3 2B. Ae3 e5
29. dxe5 aeB 30. Ae5 AxeS %-%

1 . e4 e6 2 . d4 d5 3. e5 e 5 4. e 3 tLle6 5 . tLlf3
'tVb6 6. a3 exd4 7. exd4 tLlge? B. b4 tLlf5
9. Ab2 Ad? 1 0. g4 tLlfe? 1 1 . tLle3

G am e [ 4 ]
Va l l ej o P o n s - H i l l a rp P e r s s o n

Ben i dorm 2 0 03
1 . e4 e6 2 . d4 d5 3. e5 e5 4 . e3 'tVb6 5. tLlf3
tLle6 6. a3 tLlh6 7. b4 exd4 B. exd4 tLlf5
9 . Ab2 Ad? 1 0 . g4 tLlh6 1 1 . g1 f6 1 2 . exf6
g xf6 1 3 . tLle3 tLlf? 14. tLla4

1 1 . . . tLlg6 1 2 . h4 h5 13. g5 eB 14. tLla4 'i!ldB


1 5 . tLle5 AxeS 1 6. d x e5 'i!le? 1 7. We2 0-0
1B . 'tVe3 d4 1 9 . tLlxd4 tLlexe5 20. Ae2 tLlf4
2 1 . 0-0-0 tLlxe2+ 22. 'tVxe2 tLlg6 23. b1
b6 24. e x b6 'tVx b6 25. d2 as 26. bxa5
'tVxa5 27. tLlb3 Wa4 2B. 'tVe3 e5 29. a1
Ae6 30. tLle5 'tVe4 31 . e1 'tVx h4 32 . AxeS
tLlxe5 33. 'tVxe5 aB 34. d3 feB 35. 'i!ld6
'tVb4 36. tDb? 'i!lb5 37. g6 fxg6 3B. tDe5 ebB
39. d2 xa3+ 0-1

117

Chapter 4

Games for further study

Game [6]
N e ve d n i ch y - L p u t i a n

Ohrid 2001
1 . e 4 e 6 2 . d 4 d S 3 . e S e S 4 . e 3 ttle6
S. ttlf3 'Wb6 6. a3 ttlh6 7. b4 exd4 S. exd4
ttlfS 9 . Ab2 Ad7 10. g4 ttlfe7 1 1 . ttle3 ttlg6
1 2 . ttla4

1 2 . 'ire2 ttle4 1 3 . Axe4 d x e4 1 4 . ttld2 ttldS


1S. ttlxe4 'We6 16. ttle4 ttlb6 17. eDed6+ Axd6
1S. eDxd6+ q;,e7 1 9. 'Wxe6 Axe6 20. !lg1 eDeS
2 1 . bS AdS 22. !le1 ttlxd6 23. !le7+ dS
24. exd6 !leS 2S. !lxeS+ q;,xeS 26. Ae3 q;,d7
27. Ab4 !leS 2S. q;,d2 %-%

Game [8]

M ot y l e v - A l a v k i n

Soe h i 2 0 04
1 . e4 e6 2 . d4 dS 3. eS eS 4 . e3 ttle6 S. ttlf3
'W b6 6. a3 ttlh6 7. b4 exd4 S. exd4 ttlfS
9. Ab2 Ae7 1 0 . Ad3 as 1 1 . 'Wa4 Ad7 1 2 . bS
0-0 1 3 . 0-0 ttla7 1 4 . ttle3 ttlh4 1 S . ttlxh4
Ax h4 1 6. 'Wd1 fS 1 7. ttla4 'WdS 1S. 'Wb3

1 2 . . .'WdS 1 3 . h4 hS 1 4 . gS b6 1 S . Ad3 ttlf4


1 6 . Aa6 ttle7 1 7. ttle3 ttlfS 1 S . ttle2 ttlg2+
1 9. d2 bS 20. 'Wg1 g6 2 1 . 'Wxg2 'W b6
2 2 . ttlg3 ttle7 23. ttle1 'Wxa6 24. ttld3 ttleS
2S. ttleS 'We6 26. !lhe1 ttlb6 27. e1 ttle4
2S. Ae3 Ae7 29. ttlf1 0-0 30. ttld2 AxeS
31 . dxeS ttlxd2 32 . Axd2 d4 33. 'irxe6 Axe6
34. q;,e2 !lfdS 3S. q;,d3 q;,fS 36. f4 !ld7 %-%

game [7]
A l e kseev

S . I va n ov

To m s k 2 0 0 1
1 . e 4 e 6 2 . d4 dS 3. e S e S 4 . e 3 'W b6 S . ttlf3
ttle6 6. a3 ttlh6 7. b4 exd4 S . exd4 ttlfS
9. Ab2 Ad7 1 0 . g4 ttlfe7 1 1 . ttle3 ttlaS

6
5
4
3
2

--------

1 S . . . b6 1 9 . ttle3 AeS 20. a4 Ae7 2 1 . ttle2


Af7 22 . h3 Ab4 23. Aa3 Axa3 24. 'irxa3
!leS 2S. !lae1 'Wd7 26. g4 fxg4 27. h xg4
!lxe1 2S. !lxe1 !leS 29. q;,g2 !lxe1 30. 'irxe1
ttleS 31 . 'We2 g6 32 . 'We1 g7 33 . eDg3 ttle7
34. 'irgS ttlgS 3S. ttlhS+ hS 36. ttlf6 'We7
37. 'Wh4 h6 3S. gS g7 39 . g x h6+ ttlx h6
40. eDhS+ q;,fS 41 . 'Wf4 gxhS 42 . 'Wxh6+ q;,eS
43. Ag6 'Wh4 44. Axf7+ xf7 4S. f3 'Wxd4
46. 'irx hS+ e7 47. 'Wh7+ dS 4S. 'WgS+
q;,e7 49. 'Wg7+ q;,eS SO. 'Wg6+ q;,e7 S1 . 'Wf6+
q;,d7 S2 . 'Wf7+ q;,dS S3. 'Wxe6 'ird2+ S4. q;,h3
'Wd4 SS. 'WgS+ q;,e7 S6. 'Wg7+ q;,eS S7. 'WhS+
q;,e7 SS. 'Wh4+ 1-0

118

Chapter 5

T h e l atest t h e o reti ca l
d eve l o p m e nts
The publication date of the German ed ition of this book was i n July 2006. Since the research
for that ed ition was completed , literally thousands of games have been played in national
and international tournaments - 6,SOO alone in the 36 th Chess Olympiad in Turin (20 th May
to 4 th June 2006). Naturally the Advance Variation of the French Defence has been subjected
to further tests. To reflect these developments, for the English ed ition of the book Evgeny
Sveshnikov has specially selected what, in his opin ion , are the twenty-four theoretical ly most
important recent games for further study material .

G a m e 62
Sves h n i kov - Ya s h t y l ov
R u ss i a n Leag u e , C h e l i a b i n s k 2 0 0 S

1B. 'Wf4+ (1B. 'Wh4 x hB +) 1B . . . gB 19. Af6


ttlfS .
9 AxeS 10. Ad3 h6?!
1 0 . . . ttlge? 1 1 . 0-0 ( 1 1 . 'fIc2 'fIc? 00) 11 . . .
O-O .
1 1 . J.x h6 gxh6 1 2. o-o ;t
1 2 . 'fIc1 !? 'fIc? ( 1 2 . . . AfB !? 1 3 . 0-0 Ag?
1 4 . e1 t ) 1 3 . 'fIxh6 ttlxeS 1 4 . AbS+ ttlc6
1 S . 0-0 t .
1 2 'fIe7 13. 'We2
1 3 . ttlbd2 !? ttlxeS ( 1 3 . . . 0-0 1 4 . ttlb3 Ae?
1 S . e1 t) 1 4 . ttlxeS 'fixeS 1 S . ttlb3 55
( 1 S . e1 55 ).
13 . . . 'Wg7 14. bd2
14. h1 !? gB 1S. g1 t.
14 .ld7 1 S. b3 Ab6 16. J;iae1
1 6. h1 ; 16. c4.
16 . . . J;ig8 17. g3 'We7 18. fd4 0-0-0
1B . . .'fIxa3 1 9. 'fIhS+ dB 20. 'fIx h6 t .
19. 'WhS?!
19. a4 !? ttlxd4 20. cxd4 Axa4 21. c1 + bB
22. ttlcS AeB 23. C3 55 .
19 . . .'fIxa3 ! 20. 'Wxh6 ?
20. a1 'fIfB 2 1 . f4 55 .
20 b8 ?

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 dS 3. eS eS 4. e3 e6
S. f3 'Wb6 6. a3 f6 !? 7. b4

7. Ad3 !? c4 (7. . . fxeS B. ttlxeS t ; ? . . Ad?


B. b4 cxd4 9. cxd4 ) B. Ac2 fxeS (B . . . Ad?
9. ttlbd2 0-0-0 1 0 . b3 c x b3 1 1 . ttlx b3 t )
9 . ttlxeS ttlxeS 1 0. d xeS ttle? 1 1 . ttld2 g 6
1 2 . ttlf3 t .
7 fxeS

? . . c4 !? ; ? . . cxd4 B. cxd4 t.
8. bxeS

B. dxcS !? 'fIc? 9. c4 ttlf6 1 0. ttlc3 t ( 1 0. ttlc3


d4 00 ) ; B. ttlxeS t.
8 . . .'WaS !

B . . .'fIc? ?! 9. AbS t.
9. dxeS

9 . ttlxeS ttlxeS 1 0 . d x eS AxcS 1 1 . 'fIg4


g6 ( 1 1 . . .'fIc? ?! 1 2 . AbS+ t ) 1 2 . Ad3 ttle?
1 3 . AgS 'fIc? 1 4 . Af6 fB 1 S . 0-0 ttlgB !?
( 1 S . . . ttlc6) 16. AbS+ f? 17. AhB ttlh6

119

. .

. .

Chapter 5

The latest theoretical developments

20 . . . Axd4 ! 2 1 . xd4 xd4 22. !::l a 1 f3+


23. g"g2 Wif8 24. WihS d2 -+.

e) 22. Ad6 WixaS 23. WixaS xaS 24 . !::l x e8


!::l x e8 2S. g"f1 e4 26. !::l x a6 = .
22 . . .'Wb7 ! 23 . .lcs xcS 24. xcS a7 =
2S. ac1 h6 26. g4?!

21 . a1 ;t 112-112

G a m e 63
Sves h n i kov - A l a v k i n
R u s s i a n Leag u e , C h e l i a b i n s k 2 0 0 S

26. e1 bS 27. d3 .
26 . . . bS 2 7. 'Wc2?!

1 . e4 e6 2 . d4 d S 3 . eS cS 4. c3 'Wb6
S. f3 .ld7 6. a3 cxd4 7. cxd4 .lbS
S . .lx bS+ 'WxbS 9. c3 'Wa6 10. b4 !?

1 0. e2 e7 1 1 . 0-0 d7 1 2 . f4 i
( 1 2 . g3 ; 1 2 . b4 ).
10 . . . d7

10 . . . Ax b4 ?! 1 1 . axb4 Wixa1 1 2 . bS .

27. gS 00 ; 27. Wib4 !::le d8 28. g"g2 !::l x eS


29. WixeS .
2 7. . . a3 ! 2S. 'Wc3?!

a) 28. !::l x e8 xe2 29. !::l x e8+ g"h7 30. !::lf8


(30. !::lf8 ) 30 . . .Wib2 31 . !::ld 1 Wib7 (31 . . .Wib3
32 . !::l x f7 g"g6 33 . !::lf8 ) 32 . g"g2 = ;
b) 28. 'We3 ?! !::l x eS 29. d xeS (29. Wix eS ?
e4 + ) 29 . . . e4 30. d2 !::l e 8 31 . !::l b 1 Wia7
32 . xe4 WixeS 33. !::l b6 'Wxe4 + .

1 1 . .ld2 e7 1 2. bS ?

Y2-Y2

1 2 . a4 !? 'Wb6 ( 1 2 . . . !::l e 8 1 3 . bS e6
1 4 . d6+ Axd6 1 S . bS Wib6 1 6 . bxe6 !::l x e6
1 7. exd6 + - ; 1 2 . . . fS 1 3 . g4 h6 1 4 . bS
!::l e 8 1 S . !::l e 1 !::l x e1 1 6 . Wixe1 Wie6 17. Wixe6
bxe6 1 8 . xa7 +-) 1 3 . as 'Wd8 1 4 . a6 i ,
Belov - Lisy, Vladimir 2002 .

G a m e 64
Brunello - Luther
Ve ro n a 2 0 0 S
1 . e4 e 6 2 . d 4 d S 3 . eS cS 4 . c3 c6
S. f3 .ld7 6. a3?! f6 7. .id3 h6 ?

7. . . e4 ! .

1 2 . . . 'Wb6 13. a4 as ! 14. bxa6

S. O-O

14. O-O .

08. exf6 Wixf6 9. AgS Wif7 1 0. b4 t .

14 . . . bxa6 1S. as

1 S . 0-0 e6 1 6 . e2 Ae7 1 7. !::l b 1 Wie7


1 8 . Wie2 !::l e 8 1 9 . Wid3 'Wa7 20. !::l b 3 0-0
2 1 . AgS t .
1 S . . .'Wc7 ! 1 6. 0-0 c6 1 7. 'Wa4 .ie7
1S. fc1 cS 19. a2 0-0 20. b4 .lxb4

20 . . . db8 2 1 . xe6 xe6 22. !::l a b1 'Wd7


23. !::l b6 xeS 24. Wixd7 !::l x e1 + (24 . . . xd7
2S. !::l x e8 !::l x e8 26. !::l x a6 i ) 2S. Axe1 xd7
26. !::l x a6 (26. !::l b7 !::l d 8 27. !::l a7 Af6 28. Af4
b8 29. Ae7 !::lf8 30. eS i ) 26 . . . b8
27. !::l a8 e6 28. !::l x f8+ g"xf8 29. a6 g"e8
30. eS a7 31 . Af4 .
21 . .ixb4 feS ! 22. h3?!

a) 22. Wie2 Wib7 23. Ae3 ;


b) 22. !::l a b1 ! Wib7 23. Ad2 'Was 24 . !::l b 2
db8 2S. !::l be2 ;

S . . . f7 9. e1 fxeS 10. xeS cxeS


1 1 . dxeS 'Wc7 1 2. d2 0-0-0

1 2 . . . e4 1 3 . Ae2 Ae7 14. f3 O-O .


13. f3 .le7 14. b4 ! c4

14 . . . gS !?
1 S . .lc2 gS 1 6. 'We2 g4 17. d4 dgS
1S. a4 hS 19. fS !?

1 9 . Af4 AgS 20. Wie3 h4 .


1 9 . . . .idS

a) 1 9 . . . exfS 20. e6 Ad6 (20 . . . Af6 2 1 . AxfS


Axe3 22. exd7+ g"b8 23. Ab2 ) 2 1 . AxfS
Axe6 22. Axe6+ g"b8 23. AxdS Axh2+
24. g"h1 ;
b ) 1 9 . . . AgS !? 20. AxgS !::l x gS 2 1 . d6+
xd6 22. exd6 Wlxd6 23. Wle3 !::lg g8
24. Wlxa7 h4 2S. as g3 26. fxg3 h xg3 27. h3
g"e7 28. Wie3 .

120

Game 65 Shirov - Del Rio Angelis

20. as

20.
22.
2S.
24 .

d4 h4 2 1 . Af4 'ii' b 8 !? (21 . . . AgS ?!


'ii'x g4 h3 23. g3 h6 24. 'ii'f3 f8
e2 i) 22. as Ae7 23. Aa4 Axa4
xa4 c;!?d7 +! .

20 . . . exfS 21 . e6 d6

1 2 . b3 AbS 1 3 . Aa3 g6 1 4 . Ax bS+ 'ii' x bS


1S. Axf8 xf8 1 6. 'ii'd2 e6 17. fe1 (17. ae1
f6 +! ) 1 7. . .f6 ( 1 7. . . e8 1 8 . ae1 i ) 1 8 . exf6
xf6 19. gS f8 20. e3 h6 21 . f3 i.
1 2 . . . hS

1 2 . . . AbS 1 3 . d3 hS 1 4 . b4 ae6 1 S . a4
Ae4 16. as 'We7 +! .

21 . . . Ae6 !? 00 22. exf7 'ii' x f7 23. Af4 S5 .


22. exd7+ 'trxd7 23 . .1a4.

13. g x hS.

23. Af4 !? e8 24. 'Wd2 e4 2S. 'ii'd 4 .

13. gS AbS 14. Ax bS+ WxbS 1S. b3 +! .

23 ... 'trf7 24 . .1f4 e4 2S. 'tre3 .1c7

1 3 . . . .tbS 1 4. .txbS+

2S . . . b6 26. Ae6 .

14. g2 Axe2 1S. 'ii'x e2 e8 t .

26 . .1xc7 'trxc7 27. 'trxa7 xc3.

27. . . g6 28. Ae2 .

1 4. . .'trxbS 1S. e3.

28. a 6 bSD

28 . . . b6 29. 'ii'a 8+ \Wb8 30. 'ii'e 6+ Ylfe7


31 . e7 Ylfxe6 32 . Axe6 +-.

1 S . b4 e4 1 6 . a4 'ii' b 6 ( 1 6 . . .'ii'd 7 17. e3


e8 1 8 . d3 i ) 17. d3 fS 1 8 . as
+- .
tt-. S -+
(18 . .!i!.g
bS 1 9 . .!i!.g
tt-. S 00 ) 1 8 . . . \lII

29. 'trd4 xa4 30. a7 +- 1-0.

1S . . . ac6 16. b3

16. 1 e2 !?

G a m e 65
S h i rov - D e l R i o A n g e l i s
G i b raltar M asters , Caleta 2 0 0 S

a) 16 . . . g6 17. g4 ( 1 7. b4 xhS 18. a4 Ylfb6 +!)


17. . . 0-0-0 00 ;

1 . e4 e 6 2 . d 4 d S 3 . e S cS 4 . c3 c6
S. f3 .td7 6 . .te2 !

6. Ae3 !?
6 . . . ge7 7. a3.

a) 7. 0-0 exd4 8. exd4 Ylfb6 9. e3 fS


1 0. a4 i ;
b) 7. dxeS g6 8. Ae3 g xeS 9. xeS xeS
10 . f4 e6 1 1 . d2 Ae7 +! .

b) 1 6 . . . e8 1 7. a4 'ii' b 6 1 8 . b4 !? x b4
1 9 . as ! 'ii' b S 20. xb4 Wx b4 2 1 . Aa3 YlfbS
22. Ylfg4 e3 (22 . . . g6 !? 00 ) 23. fb1 b3
24 . 'ii'd 1 x b1 2S. x b1 'ii'x aS 26. Axe7
Axe7 27. xb7 t .
16 . . . g6 !? 17. g4

17. h xg6 xg6 18. g4 Ae7 S5 .


17. . . 0-0-0 18. h6.

7. . . cxd4 8. cxd4 fS 9 . c2 'trb6

9 . . . b4 1 0 . 0-0 xe2 1 1 . 'ii'x e2 Ylfb6


1 2 . Ylfd3 i.

1 8 . h x g6 xg6 1 9 . AgS Ae7 20. Axe7


g xe7 S5 .

10. 0-0 aS !? .

1 8. . . fS 19. AgS I1d7 =

1 0 . . . e8 !? +! .
1 1 . g4

1 1 . b3 !? AbS 1 2 . Ax bS+ 'ii' x bS 1 3 . e3


xe3 1 4 . fxe3 Ae7 1 S . Ad2 i .

1 9 . . . Ae7 20. Axe7 exe7 2 1 . e1 + c;!?b8


22 . f3 xh6 23. eS Ylfb4 24. xh6 x h6
2S. Ylfd3 +! .

1 1 . . . e7 1 2. fe1

121

20. f6 I1c7 21 . e8 I1d7 22. f6 I1c7


23. e8 %-%

Chapter 5

The latest theoretical developments

G a m e 66
Vo l kov - Va g a n i a n
Aeroflot Open , M o scow 2 0 0 5
1 . e4 e6 2. d4 dS 3. eS b61! 4. f3 'Wd7
S. c4

5. a4 Aa6 6. Axa6 xa6 7. O-O ! .


S

25. Y!Vg4+ hB 26. Axc4 bxc4 27. Y!Vh4 V!ig7


2B. g4 V!ig5 29. V!ixh6+ V!ix h6 30. x h6
c5 31 . dxc5 g7 32 . g4 .cB 33. f2 .xc5
34. e4 .e5 35. c3 .xe3 36. f2 .d3
37. .c2 .
2S

. .

g7 26. xf6 !1

26. V!if3 +- .

e7.

26 xf6 27. f1 + e7 28. YNhS +- YNdS


29. f7+ d6 30. YNxh6 e8 31 . YNf4+

5 . . . dxc4 6. Axc4 Aa6 7. Axa6 xa6 B. c3


b4 .

31 . Y!Vg7 + - .
3 1 . . . eS 32. YNh6+ YNe60 .

6. c3 J.b7 7. J.e3 h6

7. . . bc6 B . .c1 d x c4 9. Axc4 b4 (9 . . .


a6 !?).

32 . . . .e6 33. V!ifB+ .e7 34. Y!Vxe7#.


33. f6 exd4 34. exd4 .lc8 35. .i.fS
xb2 36 . .i.xe6 .lxe6 37. f8 1-0

8. c1 bc6 9. a3 dxc4 10 .i.xc4 fS


1 1 . 'We2.

G a m e 67
S h a b a l ov - S. I va n ov
Aeroflot O pe n , M oscow 2 0 0 5

1 1 . 0-0.
11 xe3 1 2. fxe3 ;t aS 13 . .lbS c6
14 . .la4 bS 1S . .lc2 c4 16. J.d3 J.e7

1 6 . . . b6 ? 1 7. x b5 +- ; 1 6 . . . .dB 1 7. 0-0 c5
1 B . x b5 +- .
17. 0-0 .
C\ 1 7.

Axc4 bxc4 1 B. Wxc4 0-0 1 9 . e4 + - .

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 dS 3. eS cS 4. c3 YNb6
S. f3 c6 6. a3 h6 7. b4 cxd4 8. cxd4
fS 9 . .lb2 .le7

9 . . . Ad7.
10. h4.

1 0. Ad3 !?

17. . . 0-0 18. e4 a s 1 9 . f2

10 . . . aS 1 1 . bS a4 !1

1 9 . Axc4 bxc4 20. fd2 (20. ed2 c5


2 1 . xc4 !) 20 . . . c5 2 1 . f6+ Axf6 22. exf6
cxd4 23. xc4 d x e3 24 . 'Wg4 (24 . b6
Y!Vd2 25. Y!Vg4 g6 26. xaB .xaB 55) 24 . . . g5
(24 . . . g6 25. e5 +-) 25. xe3 (25. b6 Y!Vd2
26. xaB .xaB 27. h4 h7 ! or 27. . . .dB
2B. h x g5 h5 29. Y!Vg3 +-) 25 . . .Y!Vd3 26 . .c3
Y!Vg6 27. c4 !.
19

J.a60 20. h3

1 2. g4 h6 13. g1 .

1 3 . Ac1 a5 1 4 . Ax h6 b3 1 5 . Axg7 .gB


16 . .a2 .xg7 17. g5 V!ia5+ 1B. bd2 Ad7 ;
1 3 . c3 Sand i pan - Dolmatov,
2002 .

Moscow

1 3 . . . aS.

1 3 . . . dB 14 . c3 V!ia5 1 5 . Ad3 .
14. 'Wxa4 .ld7 1S. bd2N

20. Ab1 .fcB 21 . Y!Vd3 g6 22. b4 t .


20

11 . . . h5.

1 5 . Ac1 !? O-O ! ( 1 5 . . . gB ! ) ;

a4 21 . h2 fS.

21 . . . c5 !? 22. Axc4 bxc4 23. f6+ Axf6


24. exf6 cxd4 25. fxg7 xg7 26. Y!Vg4+ h7
27. .f6 Y!Vd5 2B . .cf1 Y!Vg5 29. Y!Vxd4 c3
30. h4 Y!Vg7 31 . Y!Ve4+ hB 32 . .xf7 + - .
22. exf6 J.xf6 23. xf6+ xf6 24. xf6
gxf6 2S. g4 !

1 5 . c3 Lavrov - Sambuev, Russian Cup,


Tomsk 2003 and Yemelin - Dolmatov, Rus
sian Championship, Krasnoyarsk 2003 (Vol
ume 1 , game 1 25 on page 1 02) ;
1 5 . Ad3 Leuw - Witt, BOssum Open 2004.
1S

0-0 1 6. c1 c41! .

1 6 . . . hB.

122

Game 68 Cherniaev - Mason

17. xc4 dxc4 1S. Wxc4 .lxa3

b1 ) 33. e6 d4 34. !;!xd4 fxe6 35. !;!b4 ct>g8 + ;

1 8 . . . !;!fc8 1 9 . W/b3 !;!xc1 + 20. Axc1 W/a5+


2 1 . ct>d1 !? (21 . Ad2 W/xa3 22. W/xa3 !;!xa3
23. Axh6 gxh6 24. Ae2 Ax b5 25. Ax b5 !;!xf3
26. ct>e2 !;!b3 27. Ad3 Axh4 ) 21 . . . Axa3
22. Ad2 Wb6 23. Ad3 Ac6 24 . g5 Ae7
25. ct>e2 .

b2) 33. !;!x b5 !;!xc3+ 34. ct>d2 (34. W/xc3


W/x b5 35. e6+ ct>f8 36. W/h8+ ct>e7 37. exf7
W/e2+ 38. ct>c3 W/f3+ 39 . ct>d4 W/xf2+
40. ct>xd5 W/xf7+ -+).
32. e6 ! d4 33. exd7 dxc3 34. Wb4D
a2+ 35. ct>xc3 Wc7+ 36. Wc4 WaS+
37. Wb4 Wc7+ 3S. Wc4 WaS+ Y2-Y2

19 . .lxa3 xa3 20. d2

20. W/c7 W/a7 ! (20 . . .W/xc7 2 1 . !;!xc7 !;!d8


22. Ae2 Axb5 23. Axb5 !;!xf3 24 . !;!x b7 !;!f4
25. Ae2 !;!fxd4 26. f3 =) 2 1 . W/xd7 (21 . !;!g3)
21 . . . !;!xf3 22. !;!c8 (22 . Ae2 !;!f4 ) 22 . . . g6
23. ct>e2 !;!b3 55 .

G a m e 68
Chern iaev - Mason
Coventry Open 2 0 0 5
1 . e 4 e 6 2 . d 4 d S 3 . eS cS 4 . c 3 Wb6
S. f3 c6 6. a3 h6 7. b4 cxd4 S. cxd4
fS 9 . .lb2 .ld7 10. g4 fe7 1 1 . c3
aS 1 2. a4

20 . . . g6

20 . . .Wa5 2 1 . Ad3 !;!a2 22. W/c3 W/xc3


23. !;!xc3 Ax b5 24. ct>e2 Axd3+ 25. ct>xd3 ;!;.
21 . Wb4.

2 1 . !;!b1 !;!fa8 22. W/c5 W/a5 55 .

b) 1 2 . W/c2 !? c4 1 3 . Axc4 d x c4 1 4 . d2
!;!c8 15 . ce4 d5 16. xc4 .

21 . . . faS 22. e4

22 . Wd6 !? W/xd6 23. exd6 !;!a1 24. ct>d1

12 . . .Wc6 13. bS

a) 24 . . . !;!xc1 + 25. ct>xc1 ;!; ;


b) 24 . . . f5 ?! 25. b3 !;!xc1 + 26. ct>xc1 fxg4
27. c5 ?! (27. ct>b2) 27. . . Ax b5 28. Ax b5
!;!a1 + 29. ct>d2 !;!xg1 30. d7 f7 31 . xe6 g3
(31 . . . !;!g2 32 . ct>e3 g3 33. Ac4 +-) 32 . fxg3
!;!xg3 33. Ac4 .
22 . . . a1 23. xa1 xa1 + 24. ct>d2 ct>g7
2S. c3

25. ct>e3 t .
2S . . .WdS.

25 . . . xg4 26. !;!xg4 !;!xf1 .


26. Wb2 ! WaS 27. ct>c2

27. f3 g8 .
27... xg4 ! 2S. xg4 xf1 29. f4?! .

a) 1 2 . d2 !? !;!c8 !? ( 1 2 . . . g6 1 3 . a4 ;!; )
1 3 . a4 Axa4 1 4 . W/xa4+ ac6 1 5 . !;!c1 a6
16. b3 h5 1 7. g5 f5 ;!; ;

1 3 . c5 c4 .
13 . . . Wc7 14. c1 ?! .

14. c5 c4 1 5 . W/b3 .
1 4 . . . c4 + 1S. d2D

1 5 . Axc4 d x c4 1 6. c5 ( 1 6. c3 d5 + )
1 6 . . . Axb5 + .
1S . . . J.xbS 16. c3 J.c6?! .

0 1 6 . . . a6 + .
17. J.xc4 dxc4 1S. xc4?

18. ce4 g6 1 9 . !;!xc4 Wd7 .


1S . . . g6.

18 . . . Axh1 1 9 . b5 W/b8 ! 20. cd6+ ct>d7


2 1 . !;!c7+ (21 . f3 d5 + ) 21 . . .W/xc7 22. xc7
ct>xc7 23. xf7 !;!g8 24. f3 ! d5 .
19. 0-0 f4 20. f3 dS ?

029. ct>d3 !;!h1 .


29 . . . a 1 30. e4 a3 + 31 . d S exdS?

31 . . . Axb5 !
a) 32 . dxe6 Ac6 ! 33 . !;!c4 fxe6 + ;
b) 32 . !;!b4 exd5

a) 20 . . . b5 2 1 . d6+ (21 . e3 Wb7 + )


21 . . . Axd6 22. ex d6 W/x d6 23. e4 Ax e4
24. fxe4 g5 25. d5 55 ;
b) 20 . . . h5 ! 21 . g5 Wd8 22. h4 g6 + 23. e4
xh4 24. cd6+ Axd6 25. xd6+ ct>f8 +.

123

Chapter 5

The latest theoretical developments

21 . e4oo h5 22. g5 lLe7

16

22 . . . h4.

1 7. . .\WeB.

23. h4 f6 ?

1S. 'We2 h6 19. a6 !? .

23 . . . 0-0 24. \Wd2 g6 =F .


24. gxf6 gxf6 25. exf6 lLxe4

25 . . . AfB 26. e5 Ad6 27. f7+ fB 2B. xd6


\Wxd6 29. \We2 +- or 29. d5 !? Ab5
(29 . . . Axd5 30. Ae3 +-) 30. e1 +-.

1 9 . Ad2 Ae7 20. a6 xa6 2 1 . xa6 bxa6


22. d6+ Axd6 23. \Wxe6 Ae7 24 . \Wxa6
0-0 25. e1 b6 .
1 9 h x g5 20. a x b7 gxa1 21 . 'Wxe6 !
gxf1 + 22. mxf1 .lb4 23. e7+ me7
24. a6D 'WdSD 25. xb4 bS
26. xg5 mfS 27. 'WeS
. .

26. fxe4 lLxf6 27. mh1

027. \Wa4+ ! b5 2B. \Wxb5+ fB 29. h1 +-.


27.. J;lgS ?

27. . . 0-0 0 2B. e5 \Wh7 29. xf4 Axe5


30. xfB+ xf8 31 . \We2 (31 . \We2 f4
32 . \Wg2+ g4 33. eB+ g7 34. dxe5 xg2
35. e7+ g6 36. xh7 x b2 37. e7 b6 = )
31 . . .\We7 ( 3 1 . . . m4 ? 32 . \WeB+ +-) 32 . g1 +
Ag7 33. \Wh2 h7 .
2S. e3 +- 'WbS 29. 'Wf3 d3 ?

29 . . . Axd4 30. Axd4 xd4 31 . \Wxf4 \Wxf4


32. xf4 +-.

27. \We5+ !
a) 27. . .\We7 2B. \We8+ WeB 29. h3 (29. f3
f6 30. e2 f7 31 . \We7+ \We7 32 . \Wxe7+
xe7) 29 . . . g6 30. d3 g7 31 . \We5 \Wd7
32 . \Wb4 a6 33. Wb6 \Wa4 34. e2 ;
b) 27. . . eB 2B. h3 g6 (2B . . .\Wxg5 29. \WeB+
\Wd8 30. e6 xe6 31 . \Wxe6+ e7
32 . \We5+ e8 33. \Wb5+ e7 34. \Wb4+ +-)
29. f4 h4 30. \WeB +-.
27 \We8 2S. 'We5+
.

2B. g1 g6 29. f4 g7 30. We7 \Wd7


31 . \Wxd7 xd7 32 . e6 b8 33. a7 eB
34. eB f6 35. d6 e7 36. f3 .

30. 'Wxf6 1-0.

G a m e 69
M ot y l e v - A n a st a s i a n
D u bai O p e n 2 0 0 5

2S

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 e5 4. e3 'Wb6
5. f3 .ld7 6. a3 exd4 7. exd4 .lb5
S. lLx b5+ 'Wxb5 9. e3 'Wa6 10. b4 d7
1 1 . lLd2 e7 1 2. a4 'Wb6 ! 13. 0-0

1 3. a5 \WdB 1 4 . a6 b8 1 5 . ax b7 x b7
1 6 . b5
_.

32 . \We7 ! \Wb5+ 0 33. e1 \Wb4+ 34 . e2


\We 4+ 35. f3 \We 3+ 36. g4 \Wxd4+
37. ee4 ! +-.
32 . . . gxeS 33. h4 e6 34. a6 bS
35. e5 = 1/2-Y2

G a m e 70
Fre s s i n et - H a l k i a s
6 th E u ropean C h a m p i o n s h i p ,
Warsaw 2 0 0 5

1 4. a5 'WdS 1 5. b5

1 5 . a4 e6 1 6. e5 bB 1 7. \We2 Ae7
18 . fe1 ;t .
axb5 1 6. xb5.

1 6. 'flb3 !? e6 17. 'flx b5 'fle8 ( 1 7. . . xa5


1 B . 'flxb7 xa1 1 9 . xa1 a5 20. xa5 +-)
1 B. fe1 a6 1 9 . a4 t .

mgS 29. 'WeS mfS 30. d3 g6

31 . e5 mg7 32. 'WxeS ?

13 . . .\WdB 14. a5 f5 1 5. Wb1 ;t .

30 . . . xh2 31 . \We7 h1 + 32 . e2 gB
33. xf7 .

1 3 . . . a6.

15

e6 17. lLg5 'WbS

. .

1 . e4 e6 2 . d 4 d 5 3 . e5 e 5 4. e 3 'Wb6
5. f3 lLd7 6. a3 a5 7. e4 !? exd4

7. . . Ae6 !?

124

Game 72 van Wely - Topalov

S. cxd5 exd5 9. Wxd4 .lc5 10. Wd2 e7


1 1 . c3 a4 1 2 . .ld3 a6 ?!

24. Wxf7+ mhS 25. Wh5+ mgS 26. xd5


xg5 27. xdS+ xdS 2S. Wxg5 Wb6
29. e1 fS 30. Wd2 dS 31 . Wc3 1-0

1 2 . . . be6 13. 0-0 Ag4 .


1 3. 0-0 c7 14. Wd1 0-0 1 5 . .lc2 Wa6
16 . .lg5 .lc6?! .

G a m e 71
M ovs e s i a n - Pot k i n
6 th E u ropean C h a m p i o n s h i p ,
Warsaw 2 0 0 S

1 6 . . J Ue8.
17. c1 e6 18. Axe7 .lxe7 1 9. xd5
.lc5 20 . .lxh7+

1 . e4 e6 2 . d 4 d 5 3 . e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 .ld7 6 . .le2 ge7 7. a3 cxd4
S. cxd4 f5 9. c2 Wb6 10. h4 !?

20. Ad3 'WaS oo .


20 . . . mxh7 21 . xc5.

2 1 . gS+ xgS 22. 'WhS+ g8 23. gxeS


AxdS 24. gxdS e6 -+.
21 . . . fdS??

1 0. 0-0 ! '
1 0 . . . b4 1 1 . xb4 Wx b4+ 1 2. mf1 .lb5
13. g4 .txe2+ 14. mxe2 e7 15. h5 c6

1S . . . h6.

21 . . . xeS 22. gS+ h6 D 23. 'Wd4 !

1 6. Wd3.

a) 23 . . .'We2 D 24. f3 ! e4 D 2S. xe4 AxdS


26. e3 (26. 'WxdS 'Wx b2 27. d6 'W b3 )
26 . . .'We4 27. 'Wd2+ h7 28. 'WxdS (28. xdS
'WeS+ 29. h1 gfd8 30. gd1 h8 ! -+)
28 . . .'WxdS 29. xdS gaS 30. gd1 ge8 ;
b) 23 . . . hS ? 24. 'We3 ! e6 2S. xe6
fxe6 26. h4 gfS (26 . . . xh4 27. h3+ gS
28. f4+ g6 29. g4+ f7 30. 'WhS+ g6
31 . 'Wh7+ e8 32 . 'We7#) 27. g4+ g6
28. g xfS+ exfS 29. 'WgS+ h7 30. 'WxfS+
h8 31 . 'WhS+ g8 32 . e7+ f8 33 . g6+
e8 34. 'WgS +-.

16. h6 g6 =F .
16 . . . f6?!

16 . . . h6 ! =F 17. Ad2 'Wb6 18. a4 a6 !? (18 . . . Ae7


1 9 . as d8 20. a6 'Wd7 2 1 . ghe1 t ) 1 9 . as
'Wd8 20. ghe1 Ae7 =F .
17. a3

17. exf6 g xf6 18. ge1 ;t o


17. . .Wb6.

17. . . 'We7 18. Af4 ;t .


1S. exf6 g xf6 19. b4

1 9 . ge1 !?

22. g5+ +- mgS

19 . . . 0-0-0 .

22 . . . g6 23. 'Wg4 +- ;
22 . . . h6 23. xf7+ g6 24 . e2+ xf7
2S. fS+ g8 (2S . . . e8 26. xe6+ f8
27. 'WfS+ e8 28. hS+ f8 29. e6 +-)
26. e7+ h8 27. 'Wh3#.

1 9 . . . aS 20. bS a7 21. gb1 ;t o


20 . .le3 mbS 21 . g 5 e5

21 . . . Ae7.
22. dxe5 d4 23 . .ld2 xe5 24. xe5
fxe5 25. f3 e4?! .

23. Wh5

23. xe6 !?
2S. e7 +-.

gxdS

24.

gxdS

AxdS

2S . . .'We6 .
26. fxe4 We6 27. af1 Wg4+ 2S. Wf3

28. e1 Ad6 29. gfg1 .

23 . . . Axd5.

23 . . . xgS 24. e7+ f8 2S. fS f3+


26. g xf3 g8 27. 'WgS g6 28. e7+ f8
29. e6 +-.

2S ... d3+ 29. mf2 We6 30. Wf6 Ac5+ ?

30 . . .'Wd7 ! 31 . Af4+ a8 32 . 'WfS (32 . 'Wx h8


AeS+ 33 . bxeS gxh8 34. Ad6 ) 32 . . .'We8 !?

125

Chapter 5

The latest theoretical developments

(32 . . .'Wd4+ 33. <;t>f3 Ad6 34 . 'Wf6 ! Axf4


3S. 'Wxd4 xd4 36. <;t>xf4 e8 37. g6 ! )
33. AeS g8 i55 .

S. tOa3 exd4 9. exd4 tOg6 10. tOe2 J.e7


1 1 . tOfe1 ?!

1 1 . Ad3.

31 . bxeS +- 1-0

1 1 . . . f6 ! 1 2. f4.

1 2 . exf6 Axf6.

G a m e 72
va n We l y - To p a l ov
Dortm u n d 2 0 0 S

1 2 . . . 0-0 13. tOd3 fxeS 14. fxeS 'Wb6

0 1 4 . . . xf1 + 1S. Axf1 'We7 =F .

1 . d 4 e 6 2 . e4 d S 3 . e S e S 4 . e 3 tOe6
S. tOf3 J.d7 6. a3?! f6 ! 7. J.d3

7. b4 e4 o= .

1 S. J.e3 tOh4 1 6. h1 ?! gxf1 + 17. J.xf1


tOfS 1S. J.g1 .

18. Af2 .

1S . . . aS 1 9. ge1 .a.gS
20. g b1 Ae8
21 . tOeS tOee7 22. b4 ! ;t a4 23. bS J.g6
24. J.d3 J.h6 2S. tOxa4 'WaS 26. tOeS b6
27. g4

7. . .'We7 S. J.f4 0-0-0 9. 0-0 e4 10. J.e2


'Wb6.

10 . . . gS !? 1 1 . Ag3 'Wb6 1 2 . b3 exb3 13. Ax b3


g4 14. tDfd2 fxeS =F .
1 1 . b3 e x b3 1 2. J.xb3 gS 1 3. J.e3 g4
14. tOe1 tOaS ! 1 S. J.e2 fS

1S . . . tDe4 1 6 . exf6 tDxf6 17. AgS Ae7


18. tDd2 o= .
1 6. tOd3 bS 17. a4.

17. tDd2 !? e8 1 8 . Aa4 'Wd8 1 9 . Axd7 'Wxd7


20. 'We2 ;t .
17 ge8 1S. 'We2
. .

2 7. tDxe6 Af7 28. g4 ! Axe6 29. gxfS AxfS


30. AxfS tDxfS 31 . 'Wd3 tDe7 32 . tDb4 .
27. . . tOxd4 28. tOxd4 bxeS 29. J.xg6
tOxg6 30. tOxe6?!

030. gS exd4 31 . gxh6 'Wxa2 32 . 'Wg4 !? e8


(32 . . .'Wx b1 33 . 'Wxe6+ <;t>f8 34. 'Wxe8+ <;t>f7
3S. 'Wg4 g x h6 36. 'Wf3+ <;t>e8 37. 'WxdS tDe7
38. 'Was+ <;t>f7 39. 'Wf3+ ) 33. e1 gx h6
3 4 . e8 ! xe8 3 S . 'Wx e6+ <;t>f8 3 6 . 'Wxe8+
<;t>f7 37. 'WfS+ <;t>e8 38. b6 .
30

18. Ae1 !? tDe4 1 9 . tDd2 ;t .


1S 'Wa6 1 9. 'We1 b 6 20. tOa3 J.xa3
21 . gxa3 tOe7 22. tOb4 'Wb7 23. J.d3
tOe4 24. .ixe4 d x e4 2S. as bS 26. a6
'WaS 27. 'We2 tOdS 2S. tOxdS 'WxdS 29. f4
hS 30. gb1 h4 31 . f1 J.e6 32. J.g1 aS
33. g b4 g bS 34. ga2 g b6 3S. e1 h3
36. g3 geS 37. Ae3 J.d7 3S. gaS 'Wh1 +
39. d2 J.e6 40. 'Wf2 J.dS 41 . 'Wg1 'We4
42. e1 gee6 43. 'Wf2 gxa6 44. gaxbS
ga1 + 45. g b1 gxb1 + 46. gxb1 ga6
47. 'Wd2 'Wh1 + 0-1
.

'Wxa2 ! 31 . 'Wb3?!

31 . a1 'We4 32. a4 'Wx bS 33. 'WxdS tDe7


34. tDe7+ tDxdS 3S. tDx bS Af4 ! 36. e4 e6
37. tDd6 AxeS 38. xeS xd6 39. AxeS
d8 =.
31

'Wa8 ?

31 . . .'Wx b3 32 . x b3 e4 33. a3 <;t>f7


a) 34. a6 e3 3S. gS e2 36. Ae3 e1 'W +
37. Axe1 xe1 + 38. <;t>g2 tDxeS 39. g x h6
gx h6 = ;
b ) 34. tDd4 tDxeS 3S. a7+ <;t>f6 36. a6+
<;t>f7 = (36 . . . <;t>gS 37. h3).
32. b6.

G a m e 73
M ov s e s i a n - Yu s u pov
Warsaw 2 0 0 S

32 . tDxeS ! .
32

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 dS 3. eS eS 4. e3 tOe6
S. tOf3 J.d7 6. J.e2 geS 7. 0-0 tOge7

'Wb7

32 . . . e4 33. 'Wh3 'We6 34.


3S. bxe8'W + 'Wxe8 36. 'Wf3 .

126

b7

'Wxe6

Game 75 Shabalov - Abrahamyan

33. xc5 +- 'Wf7 34. b7 gbS 35. e6 'Wf4


36. 'Wxd5 e7 37. 'We4 1-0

G a m e 74
Sves h n i kov - B e re n d
37 th O l y m p i ad , Tu r i n 2 0 0 6

27. gg3 a4 2S. gd3

28. g5 f7 29. g6 h xg6 30. xg6+ <t>h8


31 . g4 a7 32 . xd4 fxe7 33. xe7 xe7
34. Ab5 .
2S

ga7 29. gd2

29. h3 ;t.

1 . e 4 e 6 2 . d 4 d 5 3 . e 5 c 5 4 . c 3 c6
5. f3 'Wb6 6. a3 h6 7. b4 cxd4 S. cxd4
f5 9. J.b2 J.d7 10. g4 h6 1 1 . gg1 f6
1 2. exf6 gxf6 13. c3 f7 14. a4 'Wc7
15. gc1 'Wf4 16. c5 J.xc5 17. dxc5

1 7. xe5 00 .

29

gf3.

29 . . . f7 30. xd4 axe7 31 . xe7 xe7


32. Ab5 e5 33. b4 e3 34. xa4 e5
35. h4 .
30. Ad3 !?

30. xd4 xa3 31 . b4 f3 ! .

1 7 fe5 1S. xe5.

30 e5 31 . gb2 ! e4 32. g bS gfS


33. J.b5 mg7 34. f4 !?

..

18. g3 !? f8 1 9 . Ae2 00 .

34. h3 !? .

1S . . . fxe5 !?

34 . . . d3.

1 8 . . . ttlxe5 19. g3 as !? oo .
19. 'Wd2.

19. b5 ttld4 20. Axd4 exd4 2 1 . e6 bxe6


22 . bxe6 Ae8 .
19

'Wxd2+ 20. mxd2 0-0

34 . . . Axg4 35. xf8 <t>xf8 36. e8W+ Axe8


37. xe8+ <t>e7 38. e6 a5 (38 . . . h5
39. h4 ).
35. gc5

35. h3 .

20 . . . ttld4 !? .

35

21 . me1 gf4?! .

Axg4 36. gxd5.

36. xf8 <t>xf8 37. e8'W+ Ax e8 38. xe8+


<t>e7 39. <t>d2 b7 40. Axa4 b2+ 41 . <t>e3
(41 . <t>e3 a2 42 . <t>d4 xa3 ) 41 . . . xh2
42 . <t>d4 .

a) 21 . . . ttld4 22. Axd4 exd4 ;


b) 21 . . . a6
b1 ) 22. g3 ttld4 23. Ag2 f4 ;

36 gxc7 37. gg5+ <t>f7 3S. gxfS+ mxfS


39. gxg4+- gc3?!
.

b2) 22. g5 ttld4 23. Axd4 exd4 =i= 24. g3


(24 . Ah3 ad8 25. g3 e5 26. Ag2 Ab5
27. h4) 24 . . . e5 25. Ag2 Ae6 26. h4 .
22. b5 d4

22 . . . e4+ 23. Ae2 ttld4 24. Axd4 exd4


25. <t>d2 (25. e6 bxe6 26. bxe6 Axe6
27. xe6 d3 28. <t>d2 d x e2 29. f3 a4
30. a1 =i=) 25 . . . f8 26. g2 .

39 . . . e2 40. g3 e2+ 41 . <t>f1 ! <t>f7 42 . g2


e2 43. Axa4 e3 (43 . . . e1 + 44. <t>f2 d2
45. <t>e2 e3 46. Ad1 +-) 44. a2 e3 45. a1
<t>f6 46. Ab5 <t>f5 47. a4 <t>xf4 48. as d2
49. a4+ <t>e5 50. Ae2 e1 + 51 . <t>g2 d1 'W
52 . Axd1 xd1 53. <t>f3 +-.

23. Axd4 exd4

23 . . . xd4 24. g3 ;t .
24. c6 bxc6 25. bxc6 J.cS 26. c7 a5 !? .

26 . . . e5 !? 27. b1 Ae6 28. b8+ f8


29. xa8 xa8 30. f4 ;t (30. Aa6 Ae8
31 . Ae2 ;t).

127

40. md2 gxa3 41 . J.c4 ga1 42. f5 a3


43. f6 mes 44. f7+ me7 45. gxe4+ 1-0

G a m e 75
S h a b a l ov - A b ra h a m ya n
34 th Wo rl d O pen , P h i ladel p h i a 2 0 06
1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 c6
5. f3 'Wb6 6. a3 h6 7. b4 cxd4 S. cxd4

Chapter 5

The latest theoretical developments

f5 9 . .Q.b2 .Q.d7 10. a2 !? eS 1 1 . .Q.a1


.Q.e7 12 . .Q.e2 h5 13. 0-0 g5 14. d2?!

11

13. xb7 .lxe50 .

14 . . . g4 15. e1 .Q.g5 16. b5.

1 6 . d3 ttle xd4 1 7. Axd4 xd4 1 8 . xd4


e1 1 9 . 'Wd3 x b1 20. ttle2 xf1 + 2 1 . Axf1
'We7 ! + .
.

'Wxe3 1 2. b1 d4

1 2 . . . b8.

14. b5 ttla5 1 5 . a4 g4 1 6. ttle1 .

16

a5

16 . . . ttlee7 +.
17. e2 xe2 1S. xe2 .Q.xb5 + 1 9. e3
.Q.d7 ?! .

1 9 . . . Axe2 20. 'Wxe2 ttle4 2 1 . b1 'We6 +.


20 . .Q.d3 h4 21 . 'We2 a6 22. b1 'WdS
23. e3 gS 24. h1 b5 25. a4 bxa4
26 . .Q.xa6 b3 27. 'Wd3?!

27. xa4 ! Axa4 28. Ab5+ Axb5 29. 'Wxb5+


g"f8 30. 'Wx b3 (30. xb3 Axe3 31 . fxe3 ttlf5
32 . 'Wf1 ) 30 . . . g"g7 31 . 'Wd3 ttlg6 32 . Ae3 .
27. . . 'Wa5 + 2S. e2 xa1 29. xa1 .Q.xe3
30. be3 f5 31 . e3 e7 32. e4 dxe4
33. xe4 .Q.e6 34. e1 ?

34. 'Wa3+ ! g"d8 35. ttlf6 h8 36. Ad3 t .


34 . . . .Q.xe4 -+ 35. 'Wxe4 'Wxa6 36. d5 c8

37. d6+ dS 3S. d1 'We4 39. 'We1 'We3


0-1

1 3 . . .'Wxe5 1 4 . xd4 xd4 1 5 . xd7 g"xd7


16. ttlb3 +-.
14. b3 .Q.b6 15. bxd4 ?

15 . ttlfxd4 ! ttlxd4 16. xd7 !


a) 1 6 . . . xb3 1 7. 'Wd6 Ae5 1 8 . Axe5 'Wxe5
1 9 . e7+ g"fB 20. xa7+ ! 'Wxd6 2 1 . xa8+
g"e7 22. exd6+ g"xd6 23. xh8 + - ;
b ) 16 . . . ttle2+ 1 7. 'Wxe2 g"xd7 1 8 . 'Wb5+ g"e7
19. e1 'Wxe3 20. fxe3 Axe3+ 21. g"f1 Axe1
22. 'We5+ + - ;
e ) 1 6 . . . g"xd7 1 7. Axd4 Axd4 1 8 . xd4 +
g"e8 (18 . . . g"e8 1 9 . ttlb5 'We5 20. ttld6+ g"e7
2 1 . 'Wd2 +-) 1 9 . xf5 d8 20. 'Wa4+ g"f8
2 1 . 'Wxa7 'Wxe5 22. 'Wa3+ g"g8 23. e7+
g"fB 24. ttlg6+ g"g8 25. ttlxe5 +-.
1 5 . . . xd4 16. xd7 xf3+

16 . . . g"xd7 1 7. Axd4 Axd4 1 8 . ttlxd4.


17. 'Wxf3 0-00 .

1 7. . . g"xd7 1 8 . d1 + g"e7 1 9 . Ag5+ f6


20. exf6+ g xf6 2 1 . 'Wxe3 +-.
1S. 'Wxf5 aeS !

1 8 . . . Axe3 1 9 . fxe3 'We4 ! 20. a4 ae8


2 1 . xa7 .
19 . .Q.xb6.

G a m e 76
Sves h n i kov - G h a n e G a rd e h
36 th O l y m p i ad , C a l v i a 2 0 0 4

Q19.

1 . e4 e6 2 . d 4 d 5 3 . e5 e5 4 . c3 .Q.d7
5. f3 e6 6 . .Q.e3 ge7 7. .Q.d3

7. dxe5 !?
7. . .'Wb6 S. dxe5 !? 'Wx b2 9. 0-0 f5.

9 . . . g5 !? 00 ; 9 . . .'Wx a1 1 0 . 'Wd2 .
10 . .lxf5 exf5

1 0 . . .'Wxa1 1 1 . 'Wd2 exf5 1 2 . a3 'Wxf1 +


1 3 . g"xf1 .
1 1 . bd2.

Af4 !? .

19 . . . a x b6 20. f4 ;1; as 21 . 'Wb1 'We3+


22. h1 'We2 23. g1 'Wxa2 24. 'Wxb6
abS 25. 'Wd4 h6 26. h3 'We6 27. f1
b3 2S. f5 'Wa6 29. a1 'We6 30. h2
b2 31 . g1 b4 32. 'Wx b4 'Wxd7
33. 'We4 'We7 34. h1 e8 35. e1 'We3
1-0

G a m e 77
Sves h n i kov - B o eh k a rev
R i g a ( R a p i d p l ay) 2 0 0 5
1 . e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. e3 c6
5. f3 'Wb6 6. a3 a5 7. b3 f6

1 1 . 'Wb3 'Wx b3 1 2 . axb3 a6 .

128

Game 79 Sveshnikov - Monakhov

7. . . Ad? 8. Ae2 (8. Ae3 Ctih6 9 . Ad3 Ctig4


10. 0-0 Ae? 1 1 . EDbd2 EDxe3 1 2 . fxe3 O-O )
8 . . . exd4 9. exd4 EDge? .
S .td3 .ld7 9. 0-0 cxd4 10. cxd4 ;t fS?!
11 . .te2 h6 1 2. h4 JJ.e7 13. hS JJ.fS

1 3 . . . d8 !?
14. c3 ge7 1 S. a4 Ylic7 1 6. J;ia2 gS
17. h x g6 xg6 1S. e1 .te7 19 .thS
ct>f7 20. J;ic2 YlidS 21 . d3 ct>g7 22. JJ.xg6
ct>xg6 23. acS +- xd4 24. f4+ ct>h7
2S. Ylixd4 JJ.xcS 26. J;ixcS J;igS 27. JJ.e3
J;ig4 2S. f3 J;igS 29. J;ifc1 hS 30. J;ic7 +1-0

G am e 78
Sves h n i kov - G a l st i a n
Aeroflot Open , M oscow 2 0 0 S

AxeS 1 6. Axg? Wf4 ) 1 2 . . . EDg xeS 13. EDxeS


WxeS ;
If 1 3 . . . EDxeS then 1 4 . Af4 f6 1 S . b4 0-0
1 6 . Ctid2 b6 1 7. EDf3 EDxf3+ 1 8 . Wxf3 We6
1 9 . exb6 Wx b6 ( 1 9 . . . eS 20. fe1 (20. WhS !?
g6 21 . Axg6 hxg6 22. Wxg6+ h8 23. WhS+
g8 24. Ah6 fS 2S. Axf8 Axf8 26. bx aS
xaS 27. fb1 ) 20 . . . Ae6 2 1 . bxaS !)
2 0. fe1 ! (20. fb1 ae8 ).
1 1 xe3 1 2. fxe3 0-0 1 3. Ylib1 g 6
14. h4
.

14. We1 .
14

1 S . exd4 fS oo ( 1 S . . .f6 1 6 . Axg6 h xg6


17. Wxg6+ h8 =).
1 S . . . ct>g7 1 6. Ylie1 fS 17. exf6+ .txf6
1S. Ylig3 J;iac8 !

1 8 . . . eS.

1 . e4 e 6 2 . d 4 d S 3 . e S c S 4 . c 3 Ylib6
S. f3 .td7 6. a3 as 7. b3

a) 7. a4 !? EDe6 8. AbS exd4 9. exd4 e8


1 0. EDe3 EDge? 1 1 . 0-0 EDfS ;

19. gS?! .

1 9 . ae1 .
19
2O

7 c6 !? S .te3

8. Ae2 !? exd4 (8 . . . EDge? 9 . d xeS We?


1 0 . O-O !) 9. exd4 EDge? 1 0 . a2 ( 1 0 . EDe3
EDfS 1 1 . EDa4 Wa? 1 2 . Ab2 bS ! 1 3 . Ax bS
EDxeS 14. Axd?+ EDxd? 1 S . e1 ) 1 0 . . . EDfS
1 1 . d2 Ae? 1 2 . 0-0 e8 13. Ab2 hS 14. EDe3
gS 1 S . EDa4 Wa? 16. EDe1 g4 1 7. EDe2 .

eS 21 . e6+ .txe6 22. Ylixe6 e4 + .

23 . .tbS xd4 24. exd4 .txd4+ 2S. ct>h1


.lxa1 -+ 26. J;ixa1 Ylif4 27. J;if1 Ylixh4+
2S. mg1 J;ixf1 + 29. xf1 J;idS 30. Ylib6
Ylie7 31 . g3 J;id6 32. YlixaS b6 33. Ylib4

b2 ) 9 . . . exd4 10. exd4 EDxd4 1 1 . EDxd4 Wxd4


1 2 . EDe3 sa ( 1 2 . We2 sa ) .

Ylic7 ! 20. Ylig4?!

22 . . . exd4 -+.

b1 ) 9 . . . EDaS 1 0. Ae2 EDe4 1 1 . a2 I? ! ;

S h6 9
1 1 . bd2

20. Wxe? xe? 2 1 . ae1 h6 =F.

b) 7. Ae2 EDe6 8. 0-0 a4 9. Ad3

cxd4 1S. cxd4.

033. We3+.
33 YlieS 34. f1 d4 35. d2 J;ie6
36. JJ.d7 J;if6 37. .tbS hS 3S. a4 h4
39. Ylic4

39. EDe4 Wf4 -+.


39 . . . h3 40. Ylie2 e3 41 . f3 Ylig3 42 . .td3
J;ic6 43. .tc4 J;ixc4 ! 44. bxc4 d3
45. Ylib2+ ct>h7 46. eS d2 0-1

.td3 g4 10. 0-0 .te7

1 1 . dxeS

G a m e 79
Sves h n i kov - M o n a k h ov
M i ass 2 0 0 S

a) 11 . . . EDxe3 1 2 . e x b6 EDxd1 1 3 . xd1 AeS


1 4 . e4 EDd4 1 S . exdS EDxb3 1 6 . a2 exdS
1 7. EDe3 d 4 18. EDdS d8 1 9 . Ae4 ! ;
b) 1 1 . . .We? 1 2 . 'We2 ( 1 2 . Ad4 EDg x eS
1 3 . EDxeS EDxeS 14 . e1 EDxd3 1 S . Wxd3

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 dS 3. eS cS 4. c3 c6
S. f3 .ld7 6 . .te2 h6 7. .txh6

7. EDa3 ; 7. 0-0.

129

Chapter 5

The latest theoretical developments

7. . . gxh6 S. 0-0 .b6 9. d2 Ag7 10 . .tla3


cxd4 1 1 . cxd4 0-0 1 2. .tlc2 f6 1 3. exf6
flxf6 14. b4 flafS 15. a4

1 5 . b5 tDa5 ( 1 5 . . . tDe7 1 6 . tDe5 AeS 1 7. a4 )


16. tDe5 AeS 1 7. Ad3 .
15 . . . flf4 16. a5 .dS 17. b5 .tle7 1S. fla3

1S. a6 b6 1 9 . a3 .

23 . .tl1 h2 .tlc6 24. g6 AdS 25 . .tlg4 f5 !?


26 . .tlgh2?!

26. exf6 ! g xf6 (26 . . . Axf6 27. tDfe5 )


27. tDh6+ ct>g7 2S. tDf7 Ae7 29. Ah6+ ct>gS
30. Af4 tDb4 31 . 'Wf1 e5 32 . d xe5 'Wg4+
33. 'Wg2 'Wxg2+ (33 . . .'Wxf4 34. 'Wh3 +-)
34. ct>xg2 .
26

..

1 S . . .eS 19. flb1 .tlg6 20. g3?! .

27. tDe1 ; 27. 'We2 ! tDe7 2S. tDh4 +-.

20. b6 ! axb6 2 1 . x b6 Ac6 22. a6 bxa6


23. axa6 Ad7 24. a7 4f7 25. tDe3
tDf4 (25 . . . e5 26. tDxd5 e4 27. tDe5 tDxe5
2S. d x e5 'Wxe5 29. Ac4 ct>hS 30. tDe3 xf2
31 . 'Wxd7 +-) 26. Ad1 .
2O

a5 27. .tlg5?!

fl4f5 21 . Wd1 ?!

27. . . Axg5 2S. Axg5 .tle7 D 29. Wh3


.tlxg6 30. f3 flc3 31 . g2 flxb3
32. flac1 flcc3 33. flxc3 flxc3 34. fl b1
Wxa4 35. flxb6 Wd7 ! 36. Ad2 flc6 ?

a) 36 . . . a4 ?!
a1 ) 37. 'Wh5 b3 3S. a6 tDfS + ;
a2) 37. b1 ! ? b3 3S. h1 ct>fS (3S . . . tDfS
39. 'WhS+ ct>f7 40. tDg5+ ct>e7 41 . 'WgS +-)
39. 'Wh5 -+ ;

21. b6 .
2 1 . . .f 7 22. g2?! .

22. b6 .
22 ... e5 23. dxe5 .tlxe5 24. .tlcd4 hS ?

b) 36 . . . a3 ! 37. bS tDfS 3S. 'Wh5 g6


39. 'Wh4 .
37. flb1 flc8 38 .tlg5 fS 39. h5 flc2
40. Wxg6 flxd2 41 . .tlxe6+ e7 42 . .tlc5
1-0

24 . . . h5 .

25. flbb3 ?

2 5 . tDxf5 Axf5 2 6 . tDxe5 AxeS 2 7. bb3 .

G a m e 81

25 . . . fl h 5 26. We1 Ac8 2 7. xe5 flxe5


2S. fle3 ?

Sve s h n i kov - F i l i p p ov

Satka 2 0 0 5

2S. f3 .

1 . e4 e6 2 . d 4 d 5 3 . e 5 c 5 4 . c 3 c6
5. f3 .tlh6 6. d x c5 Axc5 7. b4 .i.e7
S. Axh6 gxh6 9. b5 .tlbS

28 . . . flxe3 29 . fxe3 Axd4.

29 . . .'We7 -+.

9 . . . tDa5 1 0 . Ad3 .

30. exd4 We7 31 . flf3 fleS ; 112-Y2

10. Ad3 f5 ?
G a m e 80

1 0 . . .'Wc7.

Sves h n i kov - R u st e m o v

1 1 . 0-0

R u s s i a n Leag u e ( Ra p i d p l ay ) ,
Oagomys 2 0 0 5

1 1 . tDd4 !? 0-0 1 2 . f4 .

1 . e4 e6 2 . d4 d 5 3 . e5 e7 4 . f3
b6 5. c3 Wd7 6. a4 .i.a6 7. Axa6 .tlxa6
S. 0-0 c5 9. We2 c7 10. b3 c6
11 . .i.e3 .i.e7 1 2. fld1 cxd4 13. cxd4 0-0
14. Ag5 .tla5 1 5. Wd3 flfc8 1 6. bd2
.i.fS 17. .tlf1 h6 1S. .i.d2 .tleS 19. g4 Ae7
20. h4 flc7 21 . 95 h x g5 22. hxg5 flac8

1 1 . . . 0-0 .

a 1 1 . . .'Wc7.
1 2. c4 ! b6 1 3 . .tlc3

1 3 . cxd5 'Wxd5 14. tDc3 'Wc5 1 5 . tDe2 +-.

130

13 . . . .i.b7 14. cxd5 Axd5 15. .tlxd5 .xd5


16. We2 +- flc8 17. flfd1 Wc5 1S. Wd2
g7 19. flac1 1-0

Game 84 Sveshnikov - Bareev

17. .A.e3.

G a m e 82

Sves h n i kov - D i z d a r

1 7. a4.

S l ove n i a n C h am p i o n s h i p , B led 2 0 0 5

17
20.
23.
26.

.A.f8 18. 1rd2 e7 1 9. a4 lieS


a5 1rd8 21 . g5 b8 22. b5 a8
IIfc1 +- 1rb8 24. b6 a6 25. b4 f5
xa6 bxa6 27. J.xf5

1 . e4 e 6 2 . d 4 d 5 3 . e 5 c 5 4 . c 3 c6
5. f3 1rb6 6. a3 h6 7. b4 cxd4 8. cxd4
f5 9 . .A.b2 .A.d7 10. g4 h6 1 1 . IIg1
lieS !?

27. Axa6 +-.

11 . . .f6?! 1 2 . exf6 g xf6 1 3 . tDc3 .

27 gxf5 28. IIc7 .A.b5 29 . lIac1 .A.c4.

29 . . . Aa3.

1 2. c3 a5 1 3. a4.

30. 111 xc4 dxc4 31 . 1re2 1rxc7 32. bxc7

1 3 . tDd2.
13

b7 33. 1rb2+ xc7 34. 1rb6+ d7

'Wc6 14. c5

35. 1rb7# 1-0

14. bxa5 'irxa4 1 5 . 'irxa4 Axa4 1 6 . Ad3 .

G a m e 84

14 . . . c4D 1 5 . .A.c1 .

Sves h n i kov - B a reev

1 5 . Ac3 b6 1 6. tDxd7 'irxd7 1 7. Ad3 oo .


15

37 th O l y m p i ad , Tu r i n 2 0 0 6

g8 !? 1 6. .A.d3

1 . e4 e 6 2 . d 4 d 5 3 . e 5 c 5 4 . c 3 c6
5. f3 .A.d7 6. .A.e2 lieS 7. 0-0 a6
8. a3 !?

16. g3 oo .
16

.A.xc5 1 7. dxc5.

17. bxc5 b6 =F.


17

..

8. d xc5 ; 8. b3.
8

b6 ! 18 .A.xc4 + V2-V2

8 . . . ttlge7 Sveshn i kov - Razuvaev, M oscow


(Rapidplay) 1 992 (game 98 on page 79).

G a m e 83

Sve s h n i kov - To p i - H u l m i

9. cxd4 J.xa3

Keres M em o r i a l ( Ra p i d p l ay ) ,
Tal l i n n 2 0 0 6

9 . . . ttlge7.

1 . e4 c5 2 . c3 e6 3 . d4 d 5 4. e5 c6
5. f3 .A.d7 6 .i.e2 1rb6 7. 0-0 cxd4
8. cxd4 ge7 9. a3 f5 10. c2 .A.e7
1 1 . .A.d3

10. bxa3 ge7 1 1 . IIb1 a5 1 2. a4.

1 2 . Ad3.

1 1 . b4 ; 1 1 . b3 ; 1 1 . g4.
11

cxd4.

g6 1 2. g4 !? .

12

..

1 3 . . . ttlc4 1 4 . ttld2 ( 1 4 . ttlg5 h6 1 5 . 'Wh5


g6 16. 'Wh3 t ) 1 4 . . . tDf5 (14 . . . 0-0 15. 'Wh5 t )
1 5 . Axf5 exf5 1 6 . 'Wf3 .

14. ttld2 !? ttlc4 1 5 . 'Wg4 t .

1 2 . . . h4

14

1 2 . . . tDg7 ?!.

1 6 . . . f5 1 7. exf6 Axf6 1 8 . Ae3 tDe7 1 9 . a4 .

c4 15. e1 a5?! 16. h4 !? .

16. 'Wg4 g6 .

1 3. xh4 .A.x h4 1 4 . g 5 h 6 1 5. g x h6
0-0-0 .

16. b4 ! .A.e7

14 .A.c2

1 2 . b3.

1 5 . . . Ae7.

.A.c6 13 .A.d3 ;t h6

16

f5 17. g 3 0-0

17. . .'ird7 18. ttlg2 .


18. g2 1re7 19. f4.

1 9 . 'Wd3 h5 ( 1 9 . . .f6 20. g4 fxe5 2 1 . gxf5 e4


22. 'irg3 xf5 23. Ax h6 ttla3 24. bc1 tl:}xc2

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The latest theoretical developments

2S. lixe2 Wf6 26. Ae3 ) 20. tDf4 g6 21. We3


tDg7 22. tDd3 !.

1 3 . . . eS ! 14. Axd7+ lixd7 1S. dxeS AeS - .


14. J;l b1 J;lhe8 1 S. Wc2 eS 1 6. J.xd7+
J;lxd7 17. Wxh7 1.

19 . . . a3 20. xfS exfS 21 . J.xa3

2 1 . lib2 tDe4 22. lie2 Wd7 23. Wd3 Axa4


24. e6 fxe6 2S. tDxe6 AbS =F.
21 ... Wxa3 22. WhS1! .

22. 'Wb3 'We7 23. tDxdS AxdS 24. 'WxdS lifd8


2S. Wx b7 Wx b7 26. lix b7 lixd4 27. lifb1 ! .
22 Wxa4 23. J;lfd1 Wc2 24. J;le1 J;lceS
2S. J;lbc1 Wb2 26. J;lcd1
..

1 7. b3 e x b3 1 8 . tilx b3 tilx b3 19. lix b3 'Wa6


20. Axh6 (20. Wx h7 lih8 21. 'Wg6 e4 22 . tDd2
Wd3 23. tilf1 We4 24 . lib1 ) 20 . . . Axh6
21. d x eS Ag7 22. e4 d x e4 23. lie3 lie7
24. Wx h7 .
17. . . fS

17. . . e4 18. Wg6 00 .


1S. hS1! .

26. WxfS 'Wxd4 27. lied1 'We4 28. lid2 00 .


26 . . . J.a4 2 7. J;lc1 Wxd4 2S. WxfS .lc6
29. J;lcd1 Wb4 30. Wd3 Wc4 31 . Wd2 a4
32. J;lc1

1 8 . tilxeS AxeS 1 9 . tilxe4 tilxe4 ( 1 9 . . . lixh7


20. tDx b6+ axb6 21. Axh6 lixh6 22. dxeS =F).
1S . . . e4 ! -+ 1 9. b4 c x b3 20. xb3 J;lhS
21 . xaS Wxb1 22. Wg6 Wb6

32 . tilxdS Wg4 =F.


32 . . .till
a bS 33. till
ad4 a3 34. J;lc2 J;le7
35. J;lc3 J;laS 36. J;l b3 Wc4 37. Wd2 d4
38. J;lc1 1!

22 . . . exf3 23. tile6 bxe6 24 . Wxe6+ lie7


2S. We6+ b7 26. Ax h6 WbS 27. Af4 55 .
23. eS .1xeS 24. dxeS Wxg6 2S. hxg6
g4 26. J.f4 J;le7 27. J;lb1 J;lgS 2S. J;lbS

38. lib4 WeS + 39. 'Wxd4 lixeS ! -+.


3S . . .Wa4 ! + 39. J;l b4 WaS 40. e6 fxe6
41 . Wxd4 J;ldS 42. Wc4 WfS 43. J;le1 gS
44. J;lxe6 J;lxe6 0-1

28. e6 lixg6 29. tDe6 lig xe6 30. tDxa7+ d8


31 . AgS tilf6 32 . tilbS lig? 33. tild4 lia6
34. Axf6+ lixf6 3S. libS lid7 + .
2S

..

G a m e 85
Sves h n i kov - B a t ch u l u u n
37 th O l y m p i ad , Tu r i n 2 0 06

J;lxg6 29. J;lxdS J;lb6 30. c4 1

30. e6 liexe6 (30 . . . lib1 + 31 . g2 lixe6


32 . lixfS lib2 33. lieS+ d8 +) 31 . lixfS lib1+
32 . g2 lib2 + .

1 . e4 e6 2. d4 dS 3. eS cS 4. c3 c6
S. f3 Wb6 6. a3 c4 7. bd2 aS S. g3
J.d7 9. h4 0-0-0 10 . .lh3 fS 1 1 . exf6
g xf6 1 2. 0-0 h6

1 2 . . . tile7.
1 3. J;le1 1! .

13. lib1 ; 13. b4 !? exb3 14. lib1 tDfS 1S. tDxb3


Aa4 16. tilfd2 b8 1 7. lie1 ! .

3 0 . . . J;lb1 + 31 . g2 J;lh7 -+ 32. d6+

32 . lieS+ d7 33. e6+ xe6 -+.


32 . . . c7 ! .

32 . . . b8 33. tilx e 4 fxe4 34. e 6 + e8


3S. lieS+ d8 36. AgS+ lie7 37. lie4 lib2
38. lixe4 tilxf2 39. lid4+ e8 40. Axe?
xe7 41 . f3 xe6 + .

1 3 . . . .1g7

132

33. e8+ c6 34 . J;ld6+ cS 35 . J.e3+


c4 36. J.h6 J;lxh6 0-1

Appendix
1- indicates page numbers in Volume 1
11- indicates page numbers in Volume 2

I ndex of themes
A
attack
on both wings, 1-69
on the dark squares, I-51
on the king, 1 - 1 2 , 1-13, 1-25, 1-26, 1-28, 1-30, 1-32,
1-33, 1-35, 1 1-20, 1 1-22, 11-23, II-53
on the king on the queenside, 1-105
on the kingside, 1-69

E
endgame
transition into, 1-42
typical, 1-47, 1-49, 11-32, 11-34

B
blockade, 1-69, 11-24
Black's struggle against, 1 1 - 1 6
for and against, 1-71 , 11-13, 11-15, 1 1-21 , 11-24,
11-29, 11-30
in the endgame, 1 - 1 27, 1-1 28, 1 - 1 29, 1-130
of centre pawns, 1-14, 1-15
of king or entire wing, 1-131
of one wing, 1-62, 1-1 24
of the squares e5 and d4, 1-79, 1-111 , 1-113, 1-115,
1-116, 1-117
blockading knight, 1-15, 1-1 1 2 , 1-119, 1-1 21 , 11-14,
11-28

p
pawn break f7-f6, 1-71 , 1-75, 1-77
pawn centre, giving up, 1-79
pawn sacrifice, 1 1 - 1 6
by Black for the initiative, 11-18
for lead in development, 1-44
for the initiative, 1-57, 1 1-25, 11-26, 11-27, 11-28
to establish blockade, 1-68, 1-1 25, 1-126, 1 - 1 27,
1-133, 1 1-21 , 11-29
piece sacrifice, typical, 1-61
play on both wings, 1-13, 1-44, 1-49, 1-61 , 1-62 , 1-82,
1-84, 1-86, 1-88, 1-90, 1-93, 1-95, 1-97, 1-99, 1-101 ,
1-103, 1-105, 1-106, 1 1 - 1 2 , 11-14, 11-15, 11-18, 11-19,
1 1-25, 11-39, 11-40, 11-41 , 11-42, 11-43, 1 1 -45, 1 1 -46,
1 1-47, 11-48, 11-49, II-50, II-52, II-53
play on the c-file, 11-33
play on the dark squares, 1-33, 1-35, 11-22, 11-41

M
material advantage, converting, 1-64, 1-65

C
counterattack on the king, 11-38
counterplay by Black, 1 1 - 1 8
against the d4 pawn, 1-77
against the e5 pawn, 11-35, 1 1 -36
on the c-file, 11-38
on the kingside, 1-37, 1-39, 1 1 - 1 6, 11-37
on the queenside, 1 1 - 1 1

S
space advantage, 1-42, 1-44, 1-49, I-51 , I-53, I-55,
1-60, 1-61 , 1-62, 1-64, 1-65, 11-18, 11-24, 11-32 , 11-33,
11-34

o
development advantage, 1-42, 1-60, 1-61 , 11-23, 11-25,
1 1-33
for Black, 11-13, 1 1 - 1 7, 11-38

W
weak colour complex, 1 - 1 22, 1 - 1 23
weakness of the dark squares, 1-12, 1-68

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Appendix

Index of names

I ndex of names
A
Agdestein. Simen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Alapin. Semyon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-124
Alekhine. Alexander 1-19. 1-20. 1-21 . 1-25. 1-70. 1-108.
1-109. 1 1-15. 11-23
Anand. Viswanathan . . . . . . . . 1-44. 1-45. 1-46. 1-47. 1-48
Anderssen. Adolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Atalik. Suat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-59
Azmaiparashvili. Zurab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-130

Golombek. Harry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1- 109


Golubev. Mikhail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30. 11-39
Gratvol . Leonid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6. 1 1-6
Greco. Gioacchino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Grischuk. Alexander . . . . . . 1-23. 1-79. 1-90. 1-94. 1-101 .
1-103
Gulko. Boris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23. 1-26. 1-27, 1-90
Gurevich. M ikhail . . . . . 1-23. 1-47, 1-90. 1-92. 1-93. 1-94.
11-60. 11-82

B
Balashov. Yuri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40
Bareev. Evgeny . . . 1-6. 1-11 . 1-29. 1-64. 1-65. 1-88. 1 1-6.
1 1-115
Barsky. Vladimir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9. 1 1-9
Bogoljubow. Jefim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-108
Boleslavsky. Isaac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Bondarevsky. Igor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Botvinnik. Mikhail .. 1-19. 1-23. 1-40. 1-91 . 1- 109. 1 1-16.
11-23. 1 1-113
Bronstein. David 1- 106. 1-126. 11-11 . 11-23. 11-30. 11-36.
1 1 -106
Burn. Amos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16

H
Hort. Vlastimil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1-19. 11-23

C
Capablanca. Jose Raoul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19. 1-119. 1-128
Chernin. Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23
Chigorin. Mikhail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13

K
Kaidanov. Gregory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-62
Karpov. Anatoly . . . . . . . . . . 1-7, 1-11 . 1-60. 1-70. 1-110. 1 1-7
Kasparov. Garry . . . . . . 1-6. 1-19. 1-109. 1-110. 1 1-6. 11-22
Keres. Paul . . . . 1-16. 1-19. 1-20. 1-88. 11-27, II-58. 11-60.
11-61 . 11-107, 11-112
Kharlov. Andrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-80
Korchnoi. Victor . . . . 1-11 . 1-22. 1-23. 1-96. 1-119. 1-120.
1-121 . 11-19. 11-20. 1 1-23. 1 1-66. 1 1-113. 1 1-114
Kupreichik. Victor . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 . 1-22. 1-23. 1-33. 1-71
L

Larsen. Bent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-110


Lasker. Emanuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18. 1-19
Lempert. Igor
.
.
1I-73
Levenfish. Grigory . . . . . . . . . . 1-16. 1-19. 1-71 . 1-112. 11-16
Lputian. 5mbat . . . . 1-23. 1-71 . 1-85. 1-103. 1-105. II-52
Lysenko. A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1-70
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

D
Dreev. Alexey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-88. 1-89
Dvoiris. Semion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-52
E
Eingorn. Viacheslav . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-71
Erenburg. Sergey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1-114
Euwe. Max . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19. 1-20. 1-21 . 1-108. 11-15. 11-23
F

Filipenko. Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-88


Fine. Reuben . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-116
Fischer. Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-110
Flohr. Salo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-108. 1-119
Fominikh. Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-86
Fritz
11- 108
Ftacnik. Ljubomir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-98
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

G
Glek. Igor . . . 1-23. 1-114. II-58. 11-62. 1 1-79. 11-91 . 1 1 -92.
11-93. 11-108. 1 1-110

. . . .

. . . . . .

. .

M
Malaniuk. Vladimir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23
Mar6czy. Geza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Mestel. Jonathan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-106
Morphy. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13. 11-13
Motylev. Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23

N
Nimzowitsch. Aaron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13.
1-14. 1-15. 1-16. 1-17, 1-18. 1-19. 1-20. 1-21 . 1-57, 1-63.
1-108. 1-109. 1-110. 1-111 . 1-112. 1-113. 1-115. 1-116.
1-117, 1-124. 1-126. 1-127, 11-16. 11-112
Notkin. Maxim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-100. 1-101 . II-51

o
011. Lembit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-79

134

Appendix

Index of names

p
Pachmann, Ludek
1-19
Paulsen, Louis 1-13, 1-14, 1-15, 1-16, 1-18, 1-23, 1 1-20,
11-112
Peng Xiaomin
1-96
Petrosian, Tigran
1-19, 1 -21 , 1 -90, 1-110, 1-126, 11-17,
11-23
Piskov, Yuri
11-92
Polgar, Judit
1-120
Portisch, Lajos
11-44, 11-113
Potapov, Alexander
1-129
Predojevic, Borki
11-65
Prokhorovich, Taras
1-85
Psakhis, Lev
1-23, 1-35, I-55, 1-90, I I -51 , 11-65
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. .

StAhlberg, Gideon
1- 108
Sveshnikov, Evgeny . 1-6, 1-7, 1-23, 1-37, 1-40, 1 1-6, 11-7,
11-97, 1 1-116, 11-119
Svidler, Peter
1-23, I-55, I-56, 11-38, 1 1 -65
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

T
Tal , M ikhail
Tarrasch, Siegbert
Timman, Jan
Tseitlin, Mark

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-19, 1-28, 1-110, 1-126, 11-17


1-11 , 1-18, 1-110, 1-124
1-60, 1 -61 , I I-51
11-115

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . .

R
Radjabov, Teimour
1-80
Rauzer, Vsevolod
1-19, 1-20, 1-21
Razuvaev, Yuri 1-23, 1-70, 1-71 , 1-73, 1-74, 1-113, 1-115
Romanishin, Oleg
1 -23
Romanovsky, Pyotr
1-110
Rubinstein , Akiba
1-16, 1-17, 1-18
Rublevsky, Sergey
1-37
Reti, Richard
1-110

U
Uhlmann , Wolfgang
Ulibin, Mikhail
Unzicker, Wolfgang

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-23, 1-75
11-70
1-13

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Vaganian, Rafael
Vaisser, Anatoly
Vidmar, M ilan
Volkov, Sergey

1-8, 1-33, 1-82, 1 1-8


1-90
1-111
1-23, I-55, I-56, I -57

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Sakaev, Konstantin
11-82
Salwe, Georg
1-16, 1-111
Sax, Gyula
1-23
Schwarz, Adolf
1-15
Shirov, Alexey 1-23, 1-44, 1-45, 1-46, 1-97, 1-98, 11-85
Short, Nigel
1-60, 1-103, 11-60
Sieiro Gonzalez, Luis
1-47
Smyslov, Vasily
1-19, 11-16
Spassky, Boris
1-19, 11-19, 11-20, 11-23
Spielmann, Rudolf
1-108
Steinitz, Wilhelm
1-11 , 1-15, 1-16, 1-18, 1-108, 1-113,
11-23, 11-112
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Wely, Loek van

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Yakovenko, Dmitry
Yusupov, Artur

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Zaitsev, Igor 1-21 , 1-22, 1-23, 1-42, 1-106, 1-113, 1 1-47,
11-110
Zlotnik, Boris
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Appendix

Index of games

I ndex of games
A page number in normal print means the first-named player had White; bold indicates that the player had
Black; italic is used for games in the Encyclopaedia section. A page number between brackets means that
a reference to this game can be found on the page indicated .
A
Abdul Satar, A. - Euwe 11-14
Abrahamyan, Tatev - Shabalov 11-127
Abramovic, Bosko - Kosic 11- 71
Acs, Peter - Parkanyi 1/-70
Adams, Michael - Epishin 1/- 76
- l liescas Cordoba 1/-63
- Lputian 1/-73
- Vaganian 1/- 73, 1/-82
Adorjan, Andras - Farago 1/-92
Agrinsky, Vladimir- Sveshnikov 1-121 , 11-61
Ahmed - Euwe 11-1 5
Akobian , Varuzhan - Shabalov 1-151
Akopian, Vladimir- Khalifman 1-29, 11-73
Alapin, Simon - Tarrasch 1-124
Alavkin, Arseny - Driamin 1-43
- Motylev [11-118]
- Sveshnikov 11-1 20
Albert, Horacio - Sanguinetti 1-146
Alekhine, Alexander - A. Marshall 11-15
- Euwe 1-20, 1/-60
- Muffang 11- 71
- Nimzowitsch 11-15, 11-59
Alekseev, Evgeny - Ivanov [1 1-118)
- Rustemov 1-34, 1/-67
- S. Ivanov 1/- 76
Alekseev, Vadim - Boe Olsen II-56
- Vysochin II-56
Alexandrescu , Gheorghe - Keres II-58
Alvarez Vila, Aroa - Karlovich II-58
Anand, Viswanathan - Gurevich 1/-87
- M . Gurevich 1-47
- Nunn 11-80
- Rogers 1/-57
- Shirov 1-44, (11-26), 11-65, (11- 1 1 3)
Anastasian , Ashot - Motylev 11-124
Andersson , Ulf - Christiansen 11-73
- Hort 11-91
Antic, Dejan - Savic 11-31 , 11-95
Antonio, Rogelio - Lputian 11-31 , 1/-95
Antoshin, Vladimir - Kasparian 1-151
- Polugaevsky II-58
Apicella, Manuel - Grischuk 11- 109
- Prie 11- 110
Araslanov, W. - Sveshnikov 1- 133
Arencibia, Walter - Degraeve 1-155
- Klinger 1-85
Arizmendi Martinez, Julen - Tiviakov 11-73
Aseev, Konstantin - Rustemov 1/-62

Asrian, Karen - Potkin 11-66


Atalik, Suat - Popadic II-59
- Sveshnikov 1-148, 11-80
Atanasov, Petko - Sveshnikov 11-78
Azmaiparashvili, Zurab - Nisipeanu 1-130

B
Bagamasbad, Efren - Torre 1-34, (1-43), 11-68
Bagirov, Vladimir- Kupreichik 11-94
Bagoly, Janos - Parkanyi 11-87
Baklan , Vladimir- Florath 1/- 107
- Moskalenko 1-49, 1/-98
Balashov, Yuri - Belozerov 1-49, 1/-98
- Motylev 1-151 , 11- 108
- Sveshnikov 1-39, 1-40, II- n, 11- 109
Baranov, Valentin - Yakhin 1/-59
Bareev, Evgeny - Benjamin 11-95
- Eingorn 1/-62
- Grischuk 1-28, 1-29, 1-79, 11-72, 11-74, 11-78
- Ivanchuk 1-30, 11- 103, 11- 109
- Ivanovic 1-79, 11-77
- Morozevich (1-77), 11-36, 11- 100, (11-1 1 4)
- Ni Hua 1-75, 11- 110
- Sankovich 11-96
- Short 11-60
- Sveshnikov 1-64, 1-65, (1-1 02), (1-1 1 6), 11-73,
11- 100, 11- 101 , 11- 102, (11- 1 1 5), [11- 1 1 6] , 11-131
- Topalov 11-95
Barsov, Alexey - Charbonneau 1-97, 11-85
- Degraeve 1-151
- Ehlvest 11-86
- Hadzimanolis 11-86
- Reefat 11-81
Barua, Dibyendu - Sandi pan 1-45
Bashkov, Viacheslav - Sveshnikov 11-79, 11-87, 11-88
Batchuluun, Tsegmed - Sveshnikov 11-132
Bauer, Christian - Karpachev 11-95
- Lautier II-50, (11-114)
- Najer II-56
- Prie ll-56
Becker, Albert - Maroczy 1/-58
Bednarski, Jacek - Hennings II-56
Beliakov, Alexander - Smirnov 11-93
Beliavsky, Alexander - lliescas Cordoba 11-63
- lvell ll-63
- Svidler 11- 102
Belkhodja, Slim - Morovic Fernandez II-50
Bellucco, G. - Longo 1-146

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Belov, Vladimir - Lisy 1- 147, /1-66, 1 1 - 1 20


Belozerov, Andrey - Balashov 1-49, /1-98
- Smirnov I-50, /1-98
Benjamin, Joel - Bareev /1-95
- Gretarsson /1-94
- Gulko 1-27, 11-38, /1- 79, /1-80, /1-86
- Kavalek /I-57
- Korchnoi /1-93
- Lau /I-56
Berend, Fred - Sveshnikov 11-1 27
Bergstrom, Rolf - Kiriakov /1-85
Berkes, Ferenc - Movsesian 1-154
Bern, Ivar - Shirov 1-150
Bertholee, Rob - Dvoiris /1- 71
Bisguier, Arthur - Westerinen /1-9 1
Bjerke, Richard - Sveshnikov 1-123
Blackburne, Joseph Henry - Paulsen 1-14, /1- 71
Blasek, Ralph - Kishnev /1-92
Blatny, Pavel - Gonzalez Rodriguez /I-58
Bluvshtein, Mark - Charbonneau 1-31 , /1- 106
- Shabalov 1-154
Bochkarev, Vasily - Sveshnikov 11-128
Boe Olsen, Mads - Alekseev /I-56
Bondarevsky, Igor - Botvinnik 11-16, /1-60
Borg, Geoffrey - Nikolic /1-9 1
Borges Mateos, Juan - Bronstein 11-24
Bosch, Jeroen - Lputian II-50
Botvinnik, Mikhail - Bondarevsky 11-16, 11-60
- Levenfish /1-60
- Rabinovich /I-59
Brenninkmeijer, Joris - Sax 11-87
Bricard , Emmanuel - Degraeve 11-78
Brinckmann, Alfred - Nimzowitsch 1-125
Bronstein, David - Borges Mateos 11-24
- Korchnoi /I-58
- Karner (1-36), 1 1 -23, /I-57
- Mestel l-106, /1- 107
- Roos 1 1 -24, /1- 106
Brumen, Dinko - Sveshnikov (1-38), (1-1 07), 11-48,
11-88
Brumm, Carsten - Teloudis 1- 148
Brunello, Sabino - Luther 1 1 - 1 20
Buchnicek, Petr - Sebenik /1- 106
Bukal , Vladimir - Pavasovic /1-70
- Romero Holmes 11-72
Bukhman, Eduard - Vasyukov 1-104, 11-50, /1- 102,
(11-114)
Burn, Amos - Steinitz 1-16, 1/-91
C
Camara, Helder - Kharlov 1-1 24
Camilleri , Henry - Uhlmann /1-96
Campora, Daniel Hugo - Dreev /1-89
Capablanca, Jose Raoul
- Flohr 1-1 1 9, 1-1 27
- Paredes 11-14
Cardenas Serrano, Sergio - Garcia 11-61

Index of games

Carlsen, Magnus - Rustemov 1-34, /1-68


Casper, Thomas - Knaak 1-75, /1- 107
- Mohring 11-93
- Sveshnikov 11- 110
- Uhlmann 1-75, /1- 10 7
Castro Rojas, Oscar - Korchnoi /1-93
Charbonneau , Pascal - Barsov 1-97, /1-85
- Bluvshtein 1-31 , /1- 106
Charochkin, Michael - Kupreichik 1-147, /1-70
Chaumont, Adeline - Penalver /1-91
Cherniaev, Alexander - Dzhakaev 1-94, 1-148, /1-86
- Fernandez Hernandez /1-82
- Harestad /1- 109
- Korniukhin 1 1 -30
- Korniushin /1- 106
- Mason 11-123
- Pert /1-86
- Sveshnikov 11-74
Chernin, Alexander - Psakhis /1- 71
- Sveshnikov (1-26), 1-154, 1/-72, 1/- 76
- Torre 11-98
Christiansen , Larry - Andersson /1- 73
Cifuentes Parada, Roberto - Sokolov /1-84
Circenis, Feliks - Katishonok 11-27, /1- 108
Claesen, Pieter - Schurmans 11-96
Clarke, Thomas - Hurley 1-78
Cochrane, John - Staunton 1 1 - 1 2
Conquest, Stuart - Pelletier /1- 10 7
Crosa, Martin - Leitao /1-60
Csom, Istvan - Portisch 1- 148
Czebe, Attila - Nakamura 1-130
D

Dambrauskas, Virginijus - Sveshnikov 11-65


Damjanovic, Mato - Our (I-53), 11-29, 11-97
Danielian , Oganes - Landa 11- 102
- Sveshnikov /1-66
Darga, Klaus - Padevsky 11-92
Degraeve, Jean-Marc
- Arencibia 1- 155
- Barsov 1-151
- Bricard /1- 78
- Sokolov /1- 105
Del Rio Angelis, Salvador
- Saldano Dayer 1-78
- Shirov 11-121
Delchev, Alexander - Gurevich 1- 149, /1-85
- Moreno Carnero 1-151
- Volkov (I-55), 1-150, /1-65
Deutsch, Eyal - Erenburg II-57
Dgebuadse, Alexandre - Hendriks I-50
Dimitrov, Vladimir- Prie /1- 78
Dittmar, Peter - Jonkman 1-49
Dizdar, Goran - Grosar 1-93, 11-85, /1-88
- Orak /1-86
- Palleja 11-80
- Stevic /1-81, 11-85

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Index of games

- Sveshnikov (1-38), (1-1 07), 11-49, /1-80, /1-89,


11-131
Dobosz, Henryk - Krason /I-56
Doda, Zbigniew - I . Zaitsev 11-25
- Zaitsev (11-38), /1-63
Doesburgh, Gerrit van - Keres /I-58
Doghri, Nabil - Matsuo 1-126
Dokhoian, Yuri - Fedorowicz /1- 100
- Hector /I-59
- Kamsky /1- 100
- Kharlov /1-80
Dolmadian, Arshak - Inkiov 11-9 1
Dolmatov, Sergey - Hertneck 11-8 7
- Khalifman (I-51), (1-65), (1-1 01 ) , 1 1-22, /1- 101 ,
(11- 1 1 5)
- Kharlov /1-n
- Sandipan 11-1 22
- Sveshnikov 1-27, (11-45), /1-85
- Yemelin 1-1 02, /1- 101 , (11- 1 22)
Donchev, Dimitar - Sveshnikov (1-47) , 1-152, 1 1-32,
/1- 110
Donev, Iva Hristov - Gartner 1-104
Doroshkevich, Vladimir- Sveshnikov 1-65, (1-77),
1-150, /1- 100, /1- 101 , (11- 1 1 5)
Draiic, Sinisa
- Grosar /1-89
- Sveshnikov 1-42
Dreev, Alexey - Campora /1-89
- Kharlov 1-40
- Sax /1-63, /1-81
- Sveshnikov 1-37, 1-88, /1-88
- Yagupov /1-88
- Zaitsev 1-88
Driamin, Dmitry - Alavkin 1-43
Drosdovsky, Yuri - Rainfray I-52
Drvota, Antonin - Schmidt 11-94
Our, Arne - Damjanovic (I-53), 11-29, 11-97
Duhme, Alexander - Nimzowitsch 1-124
Dukhov, Alexander - Sveshnikov (1-64), 1-1 1 6, /1-74
Dvoiris, Semion - Bertholee 11- 71
- Eingorn 11-61
- Gleizerov 1-152, 11-80
- Korchnoi 1-155
- Naumkin 1-149
- Sveshnikov (1-101 ) , (1-1 04), II-52, /1-71 , /1- 102,
(11-1 1 4)
- Vaganian II-58
- Willemze 11-86
- Zakharevich 11-87
Dzhakaev, Dshakai - Cherniaev 1-148, /1-86
Dzhakaev, Dzhakai - Cherniaev 1-94
E
Edelman, Daniel - Glek 11- 73
Ehlvest, Jaan - Barsov 11-86
- Minasian 11-84
- Sveshnikov [1-1 1 3], [1-1 1 8] , /1-66

- Thompson 1- 153
- Vaganian II-5 7
Einarsson , Bergstein - Vlassov 1-77
Eingorn, Viacheslav - Bareev 11-62
- Dvoiris /1-61
- Sveshnikov 1-61 , 1-62, /1- 105, /1- 109, /1- 110
Enders, Peter - Uhlmann 11-35, 11- 106
Epishin, Vladimir - Adams /1- 76
- Rozentalis /1-92
- Sveshnikov 1-79, /I-n
Epstein, Esther - Saunina 11-96
Erashchenko, Denis - Moiseenko 1-42
Erenburg, Sergey - Deutsch II-5 7
- Gunnarsson 11-61
- Korchnoi 1- 155
- Sangma 11- 109
Ermenkov, Evgeny - Spassov 11-86
Euwe, Max - Abdul Satar 1 1-14
- Ahmed 11-15
- Alekhine 1-20, /1-60
- Graves 11-9 1
- Kramer 1- 148, 11-93
Evans, Larry - Sherwin /1- 110

Farago, Ivan - Adorjan /1-92


- Gobet /1- 109
- Haba 11-32, /1- 107
- I . Zaitsev 1-105
- Kupreichik /1-70
- Psakhis /1- 108
- Sveshnikov 1-25, /1-72, /1- 111
- Zaitsev (11-47), /1- 111
Fedorowicz, John - Dokhoian 11- 100
Feigin, M ikhail - Kupreichik /1-67
Fernandez Hernandez, Gerardo - Cherniaev /1-82
Filipenko, Alexander - Sveshnikov 11-28, /1-95
Filippov, Alexey - Sveshnikov 11-1 30
Filippov, Valery - Potkin 1-77, /1- 100, (11-114)
Fingerov, Dmitry - Vysochin 1-147, 11-66
Firman, Nazar - Ginzburg /I-56
Flohr, Salo - Capablanca 1-119, 1-127
Florath, Patrick - Baklan /1- 107
Flores, Diego - Vallejo Pons 1-95, (1-104), 11- 102
Foisor, Ovidiu - Guido 11-45, /1-80
- Romanishin 1-72
- Sveshnikov /1-88
Fominikh, Alexander - Mukhametov /1-66
- Sveshnikov 1-86, /1-87
Fressinet, Laurent - Halkias 1 1 - 1 24
- Salaun 11- 100
- Shirov 1- 147
- Socko 1-151 , 11-97
Furlan, M iha - Grosar 1-149
- Sveshnikov /1-84
Furman, Semion - Kupreichik /1-71

138

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G
Gartner, Guntram - Donev 1-104
Gafner, Evgeny - Snatenkov 1-50, 1/-98
Galdunts, Sergey - Gavrilov 1/-63
Gallagher, Joseph - Glek 1/- 74
Galstian, Beniamin - Sveshnikov 11-129
Galyas, Miklos - Predojevic 11-86
Garcia Fernandez, Carlos - Rayo Gutierrez 1/- 109
Garcia, Jesus - Cardenas Serrano 1/-61
Gavrilov, Alexey - Galdunts 11-63
Gdar'lski , Jacek
- McShane 11-30, 11-95
- Owczarzak 1/- 1 10
- Przewoinik 1/-82
Geller, Efim - Zaitsev 11-26, 11-65
Genov, Petar - Sveshnikov 1-148, 11-92
Gerbich, Vladimir - Wolf 11-63
Gershkovich, David - Petrosian 1/-59
Gertler, David - Polgar 1/- 105
Ghane Gardeh, Shojaat - Sveshnikov 11-128
Ginzburg, Mikhail - Firman 1/-56
Gleizerov, Evgeny - Dvoiris 1-1 52, 11-80
- Jeric 11-70
- Kharlov 11-98
- Nei II-59
- Rodriguez 11-70
- Sveshnikov 11-80, 11-85
Glek, Igor - Edelman 11-73
- Gallagher 11- 74
- Kogan 11-60
- Krasnov 11-92
- Maciejewski 11-92
- Moroz 11- 108
- Sax 11-71
- Schlosser 11- 73
- Short 11-73
- Sveshnikov 1-64, 11- 73
- Wempe 1-47, 11-87
- Yurtaev 1/- 79
- Zlotnik 1/-9 1
Gligoric, Svetozar
- Sveshnikov 1-128
- Unzicker 1-14
Gobet, Fernand - Farago 1/- 109
Gofshtein, Leonid - Sveshnikov 1-153, 11-47, 11- 110
Goloshchapov, Alexander - Volkov 1/-63
- Zakharevich 1/-87
Golovanov, Andrey - Sveshnikov II-53
Gonzalez Rodriguez, Jorge - Blatny II-58
Gorelov, Sergey - Yudasin 1/- 100
Gossell, Thomas - Shulman 1/-92
Graf, Alexander - Grischuk (1-47), 1-99, 11-84
- Sveshnikov 11-84
Graves - Euwe 11-91
Greco, Gioacchino - N . N . 1-12, (1-25), 11-11
Greenfeld, Alon - Sher 1/-85
Gretarsson, Helgi Ass - Benjamin 11-94

Index of games

Griezne, Edvins - Prokhorov 1-149


Grigoriev, Nikolai - Rauzer 1-1 9, 11-60
Grischuk, Alexander - Apicella 1/- 109
- Bareev 1-28, 1-29, 1-79, 1/- 72, 1/- 74 , 1/- 78
- Graf (1-47), 1-99, 1/-84
- Gulko 1/-80
- Gurevich (1-43), 1/-68, 1/-86
- Kaidanov 1/-87
- Kolev 1-156
- Korchnoi 1/- 108
- Kruppa 1/- 103
- Lputian 1- 101 , 1/- 101 , (1 1-115)
- M . Gurevich 1-33, 1-93
- Najer 1-29, 1/- 72
- Pelletier 1/- 107
- Pert 1/- 72
- Radjabov 1-79, 11-34, II-50, 1/- 77, 1/- 78, 1/- 103
- Sakaev 1-102, 1/- 101
- Short 1/- 76
- Zhang Pengxiang 1-102, 1/- 101
Grosar, Aljosa - Dizdar 1-93, 1/-85, 1/-88
- Draiic 1/-89
- Furlan 1-149
- Jelen 1/- 102
- Raicevic 1-148, 1/-98
- Sulava 1-150, 1/-5 7
- Sveshnikov (1-34), 1-42, 11-68
- Tabernig I-52
- Weinzettl l/-9 7
- Zugaj 1-42
Guido, Flavio - Foisor 11-45, 1/-80
Gulko, Boris - Benjamin 1-27, 11-38, 11-79, 11-80, 11-86
- Grischuk 11-80
- Kupreichik 11-78
- Sveshnikov 1-26, 11- 76, 11-84, 11-86
- Vitolins 1/-62
Gunnarsson, Jon Victor - Erenburg 11-61
Gurevich, I Ija - Motwani 11- 110
Gurevich, Mikhail - Anand 1-47, 11-87
- Delchev 1-149, 11-85
- Grischuk 1-33, (1-43), 1-93, 11-68, 11-86
- Jonkman 11-72
- Meessen 11-82
- Movsesian 1-93, 11-84
- Sax 11-73
- Seul ll-60
- Shirov 1-149, 11-85, 11- 103
- Sieiro Gonzalez 1-47, 11- 72, 11-87
- Spraggett 11-61
- Sveshnikov 1-90, 11-88
- Wemmers (1-93), 1-98, 11-84
Gurgenidze, Bukhuti - Sveshnikov 1-88
Gwaze, Robert - Summerscale 1/-86
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Haba, Petr - Farago 11-32, 1/- 10 7
- Knaak 1/- 10 7

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- Kosic /1- 103


- Koutsin II-50
- Kupreichik /1-62
- Meszaros /I-58
- Potkin /1- 76
- Schmittdiel /l- 1 10
- Stojanov /1-97
Hadzimanolis, Antonios - Barsov /1-86
Halasz, Stefan - Soreghy 11-26
Halkias, Stelios - Fressinet 11-1 24
Hank, Holger - Klunter /1-66
Hankipohja, Antti - Sorri /I-58
Hansen, Curt - Timman 11-50, /1- 102
Hansen, Martin - Lovik 1- 146, /1- 106
Harestad, Hans Krogh - Cherniaev /1- 109
Hausner, Ivan - Hennings /1- 108
Hazenfuss, Wolfgang - Keres /1-60
Heberla, Bartolomiej - Moskalik I-50, /1-98
- Movsesian 1-49, /1-98
Hecht, Hans-Joachim - Karpov /1-62
Hector, Jonny - Dokhoian /I-59
Heinz, Timothee - Linder 1-34
Hendriks, Willy - Dgebuadse I-50
Hengl, Christian - Luft /1-66
Hennings, Artur - Bednarski /I-56
- Hausner /1- 108
Hernandez, Gilberto - Vallejo Pons 1-149
Hertneck, Gerald - Dolmatov /1-87
- Kupreichik /1-96
- Sandipan /1-84
Hillarp Persson, Tiger - Vallejo Pons [11- 1 1 7]
Hjartarson, J6han - Korchnoi /1-82
Hoang, Thanh Trang - Sveshnikov 1-42, (1-84), /1-97
Hodgson, Julian - Morozevich /1-60
- Ree /1-61
Hoffman , Alejandro - Psakhis /1-62
Honfi, Karoly - Uhlmann 1-75, /1-59, /1- 106
Hort, Vlastimil - Andersson /1-9 1
- Motylev 1-30, /1- 106
- Romanishin /1-81
- Spassky 1 1-21 , (1 1-31 ), /1-95
Howell, James - Mestel /l-63
Hug, Werner - Makropoulos /I-58
Hulak, Krunoslav - Sveshnikov /1-66
Hurley, John - Clarke 1-78
Huzman, Alexander - Kupreichik 1-1 1 7 , /1-94

I bragimov, IIdar - Volzhin I-50, /1-98


llinsky, Vladimir - Remizov /1- 108
lIIescas Cordoba, M iguel
- Adams /1-63
- Beliavsky /1-63
- Speelman 1- 146
Ilyushin, Alexey - Kharlov /1- 110
- Vlassov 1-31 , /1- 106
Inkiov, Ventzislav - Dolmadian /1-91

Index of games

lonescu, Konstantin - Nisipeanu /1-67


Iruzubieta Villaluenga, Jesus - Korchnoi (I-54), 11-33,
/1-97
Iskusnykh , Sergey - Sveshnikov /1-81
luldachev, Saidali - Kotronias 1-149
Ivanchuk, Vasily - Bareev 1-30, /1- 103, /1- 109
- 011 1-79, /1- 77
- Romanishin /1- 78
- Short /1- 79
- Ye Jiangchuan /I-57
Ivanov, Jordan - Motylev /1- 78
- Sveshnikov 1-1 1 5
Ivanov, Sergey - Alekseev /1-76, [11-1 1 8]
- Lastin I-51 , (1-77), (II-50), /1- 101
- Malysheva I-52
- Movsesian /1-96
- Shabalov 11- 1 22
- Sveshnikov /1-93
Ivanovic, Bozidar
- Bareev 1-79, /1- 77
- Levitt 1- 147
Ivell , Nicholas - Beliavsky /1-63
Ivkov, Borislav - Sveshnikov 11-47, /1- 110
- Velimirovic 11-26, /1-65
J
Jelen , Iztok - Grosar /1- 102
Jeremic, Veljko - Savic 1-1 54
Jeric, Simon - Gleizerov /1-70
J6hannesson, Ingvar - Timman (1-93), 1-97, /1-85
Jolles, Hajo - Sveshnikov /1-73
Jonkman , Harmen - Dittmar 1-49
- Gurevich /1- 72
- Sadvakasov 1-29, /1- 72
- Smeets 1- 155, /1-78
- Stellwagen /1-78
- Stevanovic 1-49
- Uhlmann /1-95
Jorgensen , Per Henrik Dorff - Kupreichik /1- 70

K
Kacheishvili, Giorgi - Kupreichik /1- 70
- Peng Xiaomin /1-87
Karner, Hillar - Bronstein (1-36), 11-23
Kaidanov, Gregory - Grischuk /1-87
- Khalifman /1- 73
- Razuvaev 1-113
Kalinichenko - Karmov /1-76
Kalinin, Oleg - Sveshnikov /1-76, /1- 105
Kaminski, Marcin - Kupreichik /1-70
Kamsky, Gata - Dokhoian /1- 100
Kantoris, Agris - Strauts /1-92
Karer, Gregor - Sveshnikov /1-86
Karlovich, Anastasia - Alvarez Vila /I-58
Karmov, Mazhmudin - Kalinichenko /1- 76
Karner, Hillar - Bronstein /I-57

140

Appendix

- Kiik /I-57
- Zaitsev /I-57
Karpachev, Alexander - Bauer 1/-95
- Lukov 1/- 71
- Siedentopf 1/-94
Karpov, Anatoly - Hecht /1-62
- Xie Jun 1-79, /I-n
Kasparian , Genrich - Antoshin 1-1 51
Kasparov, Garry - Klimczok 11-22
Katishonok, Nikolai - Circenis 11-27, /1- 108
- Sveshnikov /1- 76
Kavalek, Lubomir - Benjamin 1/-57
Keres, Paul - Alexandrescu /I-58
- Hazenfuss 1/-60
- Sthlberg 11-35, 1/-60
- van Doesburgh /I-58
Khairullin, IIdar - Matlakov 1/- 102
Khalifman , Alexander - Akopian 1-29, 1/- 73
- Dolmatov (I-51 ), (1-65), (1-101 ), 1 1 -22, 1/- 101 ,
(1 1-115)
- Kaidanov 1/- 73
- Shirov I-52, /1- 101
Khamrakulov, Ibragim - Matamoros Franco 1-155
Kharlov, Andrey - Camara 1-124
- Dokhoian 1/-80
- Dolmatov 1/- 77
- Dreev 1-40
- Gleizerov 1/-98
- Ilyushin 1/- 1 10
- Kuporosov 1/- 73
- Sakaev 1/-82
- Sveshnikov 1-40, /I-n
- Zakharevich 1/- 77
Khasanova, Elmira - Korbut /1-66
Kholmov, Ratmir - Naumkin 1/- 1 10
- Petrosian 11-18
- Vasyukov 1/- 73
- Velimirovic /I-58, /1-60
Kholopov, Alexander - Sveshnikov /1-79
Kiik, Kalle - Korchnoi 1-95, (I I-50), 1/- 101 , (1 1-115)
- Karner /I-57
Kindermann, Stefan - Movsesian /1-84
- Vatter /1-80
- Yanovsky /1-80
Kiriakov, Peter - Bergstrom /1-85
- Sveshnikov (1-27), 11-45, /1-85
Kiselev, Mikhail - Sveshnikov /1- 106
Kishnev, Sergey - Blasek /1-92
Kislov, Gennady - Vysochin 1 1 -31 , 1/-95
Kivisto, Mikko - Tukmakov 1/-6 1
Klimczok, Krystian - Kasparov 11-22
Klinger, Josef - Arencibia 1-85
- Portisch 1/- 105
KIOnter, Wilhelm - Hank 1/-66
Knaak, Rainer - Casper 1-75, /1- 107
- Haba /1- 107
- Sax /1- 105

Index of games

Kogan, Artur- Glek 1/-60


Kolev, Atanas - Grischuk 1-156
Komarov, Dimitri - Sveshnikov (1-21 ), (1-42), I-57,
/I-59, (11-1 1 2)
Kontic, Djordje - Ulibin 1-72
Korbut, Ekaterina - Khasanova 1/-66
- Novikova 1/- 109
Korchnoi , Victor - Benjamin /1-93
- Bronstein /I-58
- Castro Rojas /1-93
- Dvoiris 1-155
- Erenburg 1-155
- Grischuk /1- 108
- Hjartarson /1-82
- Iruzubieta Villaluenga (I-54), 1 1 -33, 1/-97
- Kiik 1-95, (II-50), /1- 101 , (11-1 1 5)
- Kotsur I-53, 1/-9 7
- Kupreichik 1-21 , (1-25), /I-57, /1-94
- M inasian /1- 108
- Peng Xiaomin 1-95, 1-155, /1- 102
- Romero Holmes /1-80
- Sax /l-82
- Spassky (1-88), (1-90), 11-1 9, 11-20, 11-21 , /1-87
- Sveshnikov 1-1 1 9
- Timman /1-96
Korniukhin, Grigory - Cherniaev 11-30
Korniushin, Grigory - Cherniaev /1- 106
Kosic, - Haba /1- 103
Kosic, Dragan
- Abramovic 1/- 71
- Pap /1-91
Kosten , Anthony - Kupreichik /1-81
- Lputian 1/-95
Kotronias, Vasilios - I uldachev 1-149
Kotsur, Pavel - Korchnoi I-53, /1-97
Koutsin, Sergey - Haba II-50
Kovacevic, Vlatko
- Kupreichik [1-1 1 3], [1-118], /1-61
- Sveshnikov 1-69, [1-1 1 3], [1-118], /1-61
Kramer, Haije - Euwe 1-148, /1-93
Kramnik, Vladimir- Shirov 1-95, /1- 102, (11-114)
Krapivin, Alexander - Zakharevich 1/-65
Krasnov, Sergey - Glek 1/-92
- Zaitsev /1-63
Krason, Jozef - Dobosz /I-56
Kristjansson, Stefan - Ni Hua /1-86
- Thorsson 1 1 -39
- Thorsteinsson 1/- 108
Krizsany, Laszlo - Sveshnikov 1-127
Kruppa, Yuri - Grischuk /1- 103
- Kupreichik /1- 70
Kuligowski , Adam - Sax /1- 105
Kun, Gabor - Szuk 11-31
Kuporosov, Victor - Kharlov /1-73
Kupreichik, Victor - Bagirov 1/-94
- Charochkin 1- 147, 1/-70
- Farago 1/-70

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- Feigin 11-67
- Furman 11- 71
- Gulko 11- 78
- Hertneck 11-96
- Huzman 1-117, 11-94
- Haba 11-62
- Jorgensen 11-70
- Kacheishvili 11-70
- Kaminski 11-70
- Korchnoi 1-21 , (1-25), II-57, 11-94
- Kosten 11-8 1
- Kovacevic [1-113) , [1-118) , 11-6 1
- Kruppa 11-70
- Lautier 11-41 , 11-95
- Levitt 11-8 1
- Li beau 11- 70, 11-96
- Lputian 11-96
- Molnar 1 1 -38
- Nikolenko 11-70
- Nikolic 11-82
- Nun 11-91
- Petrosian II-56
- Pilaj 11-86
- Sveshnikov 1-124
- Timoshchenko 11-40, 11-6 1
- Ulibin 11-96
- Vaganian 1-32, (1-42), (1-82), II-56, II-57, II-58
- Vasiljevic ll- 70
- Zlotnik 11-6 1
Kuzmin, Gennady - Lempert 11-96
L

Laine, Panu - I . Zaitsev 11-29


- Zaitsev (I-SO), 11-98
Lalic, Bogdan - Sveshnikov 11-80
Landa, Konstantin - Danielian 11- 102
Larsen, Bent - Menvielle Lacourrelle 11-79
Lasker, Emanuel - Tarrasch 1-18, II-58, (11- 1 1 2)
Lastin, Alexander - Ivanov (1-77), (I I-50), 11- 101
- Malakhatko 1-95, 11- 102
- S. Ivanov I-51
Lau , Ralf - Benjamin II-56
Lautier, Joel - Bauer II-50, (11-114)
- Kupreichik 11-41 , 11-95
- Prie 11- 107
Lavrov, Maxim - Sambuev 1 1 - 1 22
Leitao, Rafael - Crosa 11-60
Leito, Priit - Sveshnikov 11-81
Lemmers, Oscar - Visser 1- 146
Lempert, Igor - I . Zaitsev 11-26
- Kuzmin 11-96
- Mukhametov 11- 73
- Zaitsev 11-65, (11- 1 1 3)
Leonhardt, Paul Saladin - Nimzowitsch (1- 1 9), 1-68
Leuw, M icha - Witt 1 1- 1 22
Levenfish, Grigory - Botvinnik 11-60
- Nimzowitsch (1-71), 1-1 1 2, 11-71

I ndex of games

Levitt, Jonathan - lvanovic l-147


- Kupreichik 11-81
- Sveshnikov 11- 109
- Vasyukov 11-81
Libeau , Rene - Kupreichik 11-70, 11-96
Liberzon, Vladimir - Timman 11- 111
Linder, Oliver - Heinz 1-34
Lisitsyn , Georgy - Smyslov 11-16, II-59
Lisy, Igor - Belov 1-147, 11-66, 11-120
Ljubojevic, Ljubomir
- Shirov 1-34, 11-67
- Timman 11-82
Lobzhanidze, Davit - Volkov 11-62
Longo, Maria - Bellucco 1-146
Lovik, Lasse Ostebo - Hansen 1-146, 11- 106
Lputian, 5mbat - Adams 11- 73
- Antonio 1 1-31 , 11-95
- Bosch II-SO
- Grischuk 1-101 , 11- 101 , (11-1 1 5)
- Kosten 11-95
- Kupreichik 11-96
- Malaniuk 11-72
- Nevednichy [11-1 1 8]
- Romanishin 1-77, (11-114)
- Savic ll- 102, [11- 1 1 7]
- Short (1-95), 1-103, (II-52), 11- 102, (11-114)
- Suetin 11-65
- Sveshnikov 1-69, 1-85, (1-1 01 ) , 1-104, (1-1 1 3),
(1- 1 1 9), I I-SO, 11-61, 11- 72, 11-95, 11-97, 11- 102
Luce, Sebastien - Sveshnikov 1-153
Luft, Martin - Hengl 11-66
Lukonin, Andrey - Voronovsky 11-87
Lukov, Valentin - Karpachev 11-71
Lunev, Andrey - Zaitsev 11- 108
Lupu , Mircea - Zaitsev II-56
Luther, Thomas - Brunello 11-120
- Sveshnikov (1-27), 1 1-33, 11-81
Lutsko, Igor - Sveshnikov 11-67
Lutz, Christopher - Sveshnikov 11- 110
M
Maciejewski , Andrzej - Glek 11-92
Makropoulos, Georgios - Hug II-58
Malakhatko, Vadim - Lastin 1-95, 11- 102
Malaniuk, Vladimir - Lputian 11- 72
- Uhlmann 11- 106
Malysheva, Polina - Ivanov I-52
Manen , Gerber van - Stilling 11- 108
Margoline, Boris - Ulibin 1-47
Maric, Rudolf - Velimirovic II-57
Markarov, Arsen - Riazantsev 11-66
Markovic, Ivan - Sokolov 11-84
Maroczy, Geza - Becker II-58
- Steinitz 1-16, 11-96
Marshall, A. - Alekhine 11-1 5
Masip Rodriguez, Nuria - Rodriguez Boado 11-97
Mason , Donald - Cherniaev 11-1 23

142

Appendix

Matamoros Franco, Carlos - Khamrakulov 1-155


Matlak, Marek - Stocek /1-60
Matlakov, Maxim - Khairullin /1- 102
Matsuo, Tomohiko - Doghri 1-126
Matulovic, Milan - Yukhtman /I-59
Matveeva, Svetlana - Polovnikova /1- 100
- Sveshnikov 11-46, /1-66
McConnell, James - Morphy 1-150, 11-13
McShane, Luke - Gdanski 11-30, 1/-95
- Th6rhallsson 11-38
Mednis, Edmar - Wallyn /1-93
Meessen , Rudolf - Gurevich 1/-82
Mencinger, Vojko - Sveshnikov 1-27, /1-86
Menvielle Lacourrelle, Augusto - Larsen 1/- 79
Merenkov, Mikhail - Podlesny II-50
Meshkov, Yuri - Sveshnikov 1-75, /1- 107
Mesropov, Konstantin - Zaitsev 1-29, /1-72
Mestel , Jonathan - Bronstein 1-106, /1- 107
- Howell /l-63
Meszaros, Gyula - Haba /I-58
Milic, Borislaw - Portisch 1-148, 11-39, /1-97
Miljanic, Boro - Sveshnikov /1- 102
Milliet, Sophie - Zakurdjaeva 1- 147
Milos, Gilberto - Morozevich /1- 100
- Rodriguez 1/-78
- Sveshnikov 1-154, /1- 106
Minasian , Artashes - Ehlvest /1-84
- Korchnoi 1/- 108
Minev, Nikolai - Sveshnikov /1-65
Mnatsakanian , Eduard - Monin 1/-92
Mohring, Gunther - Casper 1/-93
- Thormann 1/-92
Moiseenko, Vladimir - Erashchenko 1-42
Molnar, Vojtech - Kupreichik 11-38
Monakhov, Yuri - Sveshnikov 11-1 29
Monin, Nikolai - Mnatsakanian /1-92
Moor, Olivier - Pilaj /1-85
Moor, Roger - Mukhametov 1-1 24
Moreno Camero, Javier - Delchev 1-151
Morovic Fernandez, Ivan - Belkhodja II-50
Moroz, Alexander - Glek 1/- 108
Morozevich , Alexander - Bareev (1-77), 11-36, 1/- 100,
(1 1-114)
- Hodgson /1-60
- Milos 1/- 100
- Movsesian /1-88
- Popchev /1-87
- Popov 1-47
Morphy, Paul - McConnell 1-150, 11-13
Moskalenko, Victor - Baklan 1-49, /1-98
- Sveshnikov 1-52, 1-152, /1-74, /1- 101
- Vasyukov /1- 101
- Zaitsev /1-73
Moskalik, Andrzej - Heberla I-50, /1-98
Motwani , Paul - Gurevich 1/- 1 10
Motylev, Alexander - Alavkin [1 1-118]
- Anastasian 1 1 - 1 24

Index of games

- Balashov 1-151 , 1/- 108


- Hort 1-30, 1/- 106
- J. Ivanov 1/- 78
- Ponomariov 1/- 102
- Potkin 1-153
- Rustemov 1-35, 1/-56
- Rychagov 1-49, 1/-98
- San Segundo Carrillo 1/- 100
Movsesian , Sergei - Potkin 1 1 - 1 25
- Yusupov 1 1 - 1 26
Movsesian, Sergey - Berkes 1-154
- Gurevich 1-93, 1/-84
- Heberla 1-49, 1/-98
- Kindermann 1/-84
- Morozevich 1/-88
- Nikolic 1-99, 1/- 79
- Priehoda 1/-94
- Radjabov 1/- 109
- S. Ivanov 1/-96
- Schlindwein 1/-87
- Shirov 1-97, 1/-78
- Tibensky 1/-57
- Ulibin 1/-85
- Volkov 11-38, 1/-62
Muffang, Andre - Alekhine 1/- 71
Mukhametov, Eldar - Fominikh 1/-66
- Lempert 1/- 73
- Moor 1-124
- Rechel l-52, 1/- 101
- Stojanovic 1/-82
N
N . N . - Greco 1-12, (1-25), 11-11
Najer, Evgeny - Bauer 1/-56
- Grischuk 1-29, /1-72
- Socko 1-49, 1/-98
- Totsky 1-49, 1/-98
- Volkov 1- 155
Nakamura, Hikaru - Czebe 1-130
- Paschall 1/-62
Namyslo, Holger - Schuh /1-92
Naumkin, Igor - Dvoiris 1-149
- I . Zaitsev 11-47
- Kholmov /1- 110
- Sveshnikov 1-152, 11-42, /I-73, /I-n
- Zaitsev /1- 111
Nei , Ivo - Gleizerov 1/-59
Nepomniashchy, Jan - Panarin 1-30, /1- 106
Nevednichy, Vladislav - Lputian [1 1-118]
- Sveshnikov (1-42), 1-84, /1-97
- Tugui 1-130
Ni Hua
- Bareev 1-75, 1/- 1 10
- Kristjansson 1/-86
Nikitin, Alexander - Ragozin 1/-96
Nikolaev, Sergey - Sveshnikov /1- 74, /1-88
Nikolenko, Oleg - Kupreichik /1-70

143

Appendix

- Shur /1- 76
- Sveshnikov /1- 71 , /1- 110
Nikolic, Predrag
- Borg /1-91
- Kupreichik /1-82
- Movsesian 1-99, /1- 79
- Romanishin /1-82
- Romero Holmes /1-82
- Stevic (1-47), 1-149, /1-84
- Timman /1-82
- Topalov /1-79, /1-84
Nimzowitsch , Aaron - Alekhine 11-15, /I-59
- Brinckmann 1-1 25
- Duhme 1-124
- Leonhardt (1-19), 1-68
- Levenfish (1-71 ), 1-112, /1- 71
- Rubinstein 1-17
- Salwe 1-111 , /1-9 1
- Spielmann /I-58, /1-96
- Szekely /I-59
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter
- Azmaiparashvili 1-130
- Ionescu /1-67
Nogueiras, Jesus - Otero 1-77
- Sax I-53, /1-97
- Shabalov 1-149
Novak, Ignacy - Popov /1- 109
Novikova, Anna - Korbut /1- 109
Nun, Jii'i - Kupreichik /1-9 1
Nunn, John - Anand /1-80
o
Qchslein, Rainer - Tischer /1-92
Olesen , Martin - Whiteley 11-29
011, Lembit - Ivanchuk 1-79, /1- 77
- Rustemov /1-66
Oms Pallise, Josep - Radulski 1-1 56
Orak, Ljubomir- Dizdar /1-86
Ortega, Lexy - Sveshnikov (1-91 ), 1-122
Osmanovic, Kemal - Sveshnikov 1-33
Otero, Diasmany - Nogueiras 1-77
Owczarzak, Jerzy - Gdariski /1- 110
p

Padevsky, Nikola - Darga /1-92


Pahtz, Thomas - Uhlmann 1-75, (1-75), 1- 147, /1- 10 7
Palleja, Xavier - Dizdar /1-80
Panarin, Mikhail - Nepomniashchy 1-30, /1- 106
Panbukchian, Valentin - Sveshnikov /1-79
Pap, Misa - Kosic /l-9 1
Paramos Dominguez, Roberto - Sveshnikov 1-1 02,
/1- 101
Paredes, L. - Capablanca 11-14
Parkimyi , Attila - Bagoly /1-87
- Acs /1-70
Paschall, William - Nakamura /1-62

Index of games

Paulsen , Louis - Blackburne 1-14, /1- 71


- Schwarz 1-13, 1-15, (1-25), (1-82), /1- 71
- Stern /1-95
Pavasovic, Dusko - Bukal /l-70
Pegoraro, N icola - Salami /1-70
Pelletier, Yannick - Conquest /1- 107
- Grischuk /1- 107
- Reefat /1- 105
- Vallejo Pons /1- 107
Penalver, Frederic - Chaumont /1-9 1
Peng Xiaomin
- Kacheishvili /1-87
- Korchnoi 1-95, 1- 155, /1- 102
- Socko /1-97
- Yusupov /1- 79
- Zhang Zhong 1-93
Pert, Nicholas - Cherniaev /1-86
- Grischuk /1- 72
Petrosian , Tigran - Gershkovich /I-59
- I . Zaitsev 11-18
- Kholmov 11-18
- Kupreichik /I-56
- Reshevsky 1-1 26
- Tal 1-1 27, 11-18, /1- 110
Pilaj , Herwig - Kupreichik /1-86
- Moor /1-85
Pinski , Jan - Zontakh /I-59
Pinter, J6zsef - Schmidt /1- 108
Piskov, Yuri - Sveshnikov (1-42), 11-42, /1-98
- Yagupov /1-86
Podlesny, Pavel - Merenkov II-SO
Pokojowczyk, Jerzy - 1 . Zaitsev 1-22, (1-1 05), /1- 108
Polgar, Judit - Topalov /1-78
Polgar, Zsuzsanna - Gertler /1- 105
Polivanov, Anatoly - Vysochin 1-102, /1- 101 , (11-1 1 5)
Poljakov, Sergey - Sveshnikov /1-97
Polovnikova, Ekaterina - Matveeva /1- 100
Polugaevsky, Lev - Antoshin /I-58
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Motylev /1- 102
Popadic, Dragan - Atalik /I-59
Popchev, Roman - Morozevich /1-87
Popov, Milko - Novak /1- 109
Popov, Roman - Morozevich 1-47
Popovic, Petar
- Sveshnikov /1-77
- Vasyukov /1-73
Portisch, Lajos - Csom 1-148
- Klinger /1- 105
- Milic l-148, 11-39, /1-9 7
- Sveshnikov 11-43, /1-94, /1-96, (11-1 1 3), (11-114)
Potapov, Alexander - Sveshnikov 1-1 29
Potkin, Vladimir - Asrian /1-66
- Filippov 1-77, /1- 100, (1 1-114)
- Haba /1- 76
- Motylev 1-153
- Movsesian 11-1 25
- Sveshnikov 1-95, (II-53), /1- 103, (11-1 1 5)

144

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Index of games

- Vysochin 1-30, /1- 109


Prashnik, Anton - Yakimenko /1- 106
Praznik, Anton - Yakimenko 1-61
Predojevic, Borki
- Galyas /1-86
- Wang Hao /1- 1 10
Prezerakos, D - Vysochin 11- 102
Prie, Eric - Apicella /1- 1 10
- Bauer /I-56
- Dimitrov /1- 78
- Lautier /1- 107
- Villeneuve 1-45
- Walton 1-146
Priehoda, Vitezslav - Movsesian 11-94
Prokhorov, Alexander - Griezne 1- 149
Prudnikova, Svetlana - Salnikov 11-91
Przewoznik, Jan
- Gdanski 11-82
- Uhlmann /1- 105
Psakhis, Lev - Chernin /1- 71
- Farago /1- 108
- Hoffman 11-62
- Sveshnikov 1-88, 11-73, 11-78
R

Rabinovich , IIja - Botvinnik /I-59


Radjabov, Teimour - Grischuk 1-79, 11-34, II-50,
lI-n, II-78, 1I- 103
- Movsesian 11- 109
- Sveshnikov (1-77), (1-95), (II-50), II-53, 11- 103,
(11-1 1 5)
Radulski, Julian - Oms Pallise 1-156
Ragozin, Viacheslav - Nikitin 11-96
Rahman, Tahmidur - Reefat 11-26
Raicevic, Vladimir - Grosar 1-148, 11-98
Rainfray, Arnaud - Drosdovsky I-52
Rausis, Igors - Sveshnikov 1-132
Rauzer, Vsevolod - Grigoriev 1-19, /1-60
Rayo Gutierrez, Manuel - Garcia Fernandez 11- 109
Razuvaev, Yuri - Kaidanov 1-1 1 3
- Sveshnikov 1-71 , 1-79, 1-1 1 3, 11-76, 11-78, 11-86,
11-93, 11-96, (11-131)
Rechel, Ralf - Mukhametov 1-52, 11- 101
Ree, Hans - Hodgson 11-61
- Sax 11- 105
Reefat, Bin Sattar
- Barsov /1-8 1
- Pelletier /1- 105
- Rahman 11-26
Rellstab, Ludwig - Unzicker [1 1-117]
Remizov, Yuri - l iinsky /1- 108
Repkova, Eva - Sveshnikov 11-66
Reshevsky, Samuel Herman - Petrosian 1-126
Reti, Richard - Spielmann 1-68
Riazantsev, Alexander - Markarov 11-66
- Sveshnikov 1-1 54, 11- 108
Rodriguez Boado, Martin - Masip Rodriguez /1-97

Rodriguez, Andres - Gleizerov /1-70


- Milos 11-78
Rogers, Ian - Anand II-57
- Sri bar 11-39, /1-62
- Velimirovic /1- 100
Rohde, Michael - Spraggett /1- 72
Romanishin, Oleg - Foisor 1-72
- Hort /1-8 1
- Ivanchuk /1- 78
- Lputian 1-77, (1 1-114)
- Nikolic /1-82
Romero Holmes, Alfonso
- Bukal /l- 72
- Korchnoi /1-80
- Nikolic /1-82
Roos, Louis - Bronstein 11-24, 11- 106
Rozentalis, Eduardas - Epishin /1-92
- Schmidt /1-62
- ZOger /1-8 1
Rubinchik, Leonid - Smolensky 1-148
Rubinstein, Akiba - Nimzowitsch 1-1 7
Rublevsky, Sergey - Sveshnikov 1-37, 11-88
Rustemov, Alexander - Alekseev 1-34, 11-67
- Aseev 11-62
- Carlsen 1-34, 11-68
- Motylev 1-35, II-56
- 011 11-66
- Sveshnikov 11-130
- Svidler II-57
- Ulibin II-57
- Vysochin 11- 105
- Yagupov 11-63
Rychagov, Andrey - Motylev 1-49, 11-98
- Yagupov 11-97
S
Sadvakasov, Darmen - Jonkman 1-29, 11- 72
- Shirov II-50
Scether, 0ystein - Sveshnikov 11- 79
Sakaev, Konstantin - Grischuk 1-102, 11- 101
- Kharlov 11-82
Salami, Marco - Pegoraro 11- 70
Salaun, Yann - Fressinet 11- 100
Saldano Dayer, Horacio - Del Rio Angelis 1-78
Salem , Ghuloom - Volzhin /1-63
Salnikov, Alexander - Prudnikova /1-9 1
Salwe, Georg - Nimzowitsch 1-1 1 1 , 11-91
Sambuev, Bator - Lavrov 11-1 22
- Vysochin I-52, 11- 101
San Segundo Carrillo, Pablo - Motylev 11- 100
Sandi pan, Chanda - Barua 1-45
- Dolmatov 1 1 - 1 22
- Hertneck /1-84
Sangma, Rahul - Erenburg 11- 109
SangUinetti, Raul - Albert 1- 146
San kovich, W. - Bareev /1-96
Saunina, Ludmila - Epstein 11-96

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Savic, Miodrag
- Antic 11-31 , 1/-95
- Jeremic 1- 154
- Lputian 1/- 102, [1 1-117]
Savon, Vladimir - I . Zaitsev 11-25
- Sveshnikov 1-40, II- n
- Zaitsev 11- 108
Sax, Gyula - Brenninkmeijer 1/-8 7
- Dreev 1/-63, 1/-8 1
- Glek 1/- 71
- Gurevich 1/- 73
- Knaak 1/- 105
- Korchnoi 1/-82
- Kuligowski 1/- 105
- Nogueiras I-53, 1/-97
- Ree 1/- 105
- Short /I-5 7
- Speelman 1/- 79
- Uhlmann 1/- 105
Schlindwein, Rolf - Movsesian 11-87
Schlosser, Philipp - Glek 1/-73
Schmidt, Bodo - Drvota 11-94
Schmidt, Wtodzimierz
- Pinter 11- 108
- Rozentalis 11-62
Schmitt, Andre - Short /I-58
Schmittdiel, Eckhardt - Haba 11- 110
SchOrmans, Robert - Claesen 1/-96
Schuh, Bernd - Namyslo 1/-92
Schwarz, Adolf - Paulsen 1-13, 1-1 5, (1-25), (1-82),
11-71
Sebenik, Matej - Buchnicek 11- 106
Seirawan , Yasser - Shabalov II-57
Seul, Georg - Gurevich 1/-60
Shabalov, Alexander - Abrahamyan 1 1 - 1 27
- Akobian 1- 151
- Bluvshtein 1-154
- Nogueiras 1- 149
- So Ivanov 1 1 - 1 22
- Seirawan /I-57
- Shirov 1/-85
- Sveshnikov (1-40), 1-1 52, II-n
Sher, Miron - Greenfeld 11-85
Sherwin, James - Evans 1/- 1 10
Shilov, Yuri - Steinberg 11-26, 11-65
Shirov, Alexei - Del Rio Angelis 1 1 - 1 21
Schirow, Alexey - van Wely 1/-84
Shirov, Alexey - Anand 1-44, (1 1-26), 1/-65, (1 1-113)
- Bern 1-150
- Fressinet 1-147
- Gurevich 1-149, 1/-85, 1/- 103
- Khalifman I-52, 1/- 101
- Kramnik 1-95, 1/- 102, (1 1-114)
- Ljubojevic 1-34, 1/-67
- Movsesian 1-97, 11-78
- Sadvakasov II-50
- Shabalov 11-85

Index of games

- Svidler 11-38, 11-62


- Taddei 1- 102
- Topalov 1/-8 1
- van Wely 1-97
Short, Nigel - Bareev 1/-60
- Glek 1/- 73
- Grischuk 11-76
- Ivanchuk 11-79
- Lputian (1-95), 1- 103, (I I-52), 1/- 102, (1 1-114)
- Sax II-57
- Schmitt II-58
- Vaganian 1/- 72
Showalter, Jackson Whipps - Steinitz 1-16, II-59
Shulman, Yuri - Gossell ll-92
- Sveshnikov 11-88
Shur, Mikhail - Nikolenko 11- 76
Siedentopf, Daniel - Karpachev 11-94
Sieiro Gonzalez, Luis - Gurevich 1-47, 1/- 72, 1/-87
Skalkotas, Nikolaos - Sveshnikov 1-27, II-BO, 11-85
Skoblikov, E. - Survila 11-94
Siochevsky, Alexander - Sveshnikov 11- 100
Smeets, Jan - Jonkman 1-1 55, 11- 78
- Stellwagen 1/-96
Smirnov, Pavel - Beliakov 1/-93
- Belozerov I-50, 1/-98
Smolensky, Yuri - Rubinchik 1-148
Smyslov, Vasily - Lisitsyn 11-16, /I-59
Snatenkov, Vitaly - Gafner I-SO, 11-98
Socko, Bartosz
- Fressinet 1-151 , 11-97
- Najer 1-49, 11-98
- Peng Xiaomin 11-97
Sokolov, Ivan - Cifuentes Parada 11-84
- Degraeve 11- 105
- Markovic 11-84
- Timman 11-84
Sokolsky, Alexey - Tal 11-1 7
Soreghy, Janos - Halasz 11-26
Sorri , Kari Juhani - Hankipohja II-58
Spassky, Boris - Hort 11-21 , (11-31 ), 11-95
- Korchnoi (1-88), (1-90), 11-19, 11-20, 1 1-21 , 1/-87
Spassov, Ljuben - Ermenkov 11-86
Speelman, Jonathan - lliescas Cordoba 1-146
- Sax 11-79
Spielmann, Rudolf - Nimzowitsch II-58, 11-96
- Reti 1-68
Spraggett, Kevin - Gurevich 1/-6 1
- Rohde 11- 72
Sri bar, C. - Rogers 11-62
Sri bar, Peter - Rogers 11-39
Stamiris, Gerasimos - Vazelaki 11- 70
Starostits - Sveshnikov 11- 101
Staunton , Howard - Cochrane 11- 1 2
Steinberg, Mikhail - Shilov 11-26, 1/-65
Steinitz, Wilhelm - Burn 1-16, 1/-9 1
- Maroczy 1-16, 1/-96
- Showalter 1-16, /I-59

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Index of games

- Tinsley 11-13
Stellwagen, Daniel - Jonkman 11- 78
- Smeets 11-96
Stern, Adolf - Paulsen 11-95
Stevanovic, Vladan - Jonkman 1-49
Stevic, Hrvoje
- Dizdar 11-8 1 , 11-85
- Nikolic (1-47), 1-149, 11-84
Stilling, Walter - van Manen 11- 108
Stocek, Jin - Matlak 11-60
Stojanov, Svetlin - Haba 11-97
Stojanovic, M ihajlo - Mukhametov 11-82
Strauts, A. - Kantoris 11-92
StAhlberg, Gideon - Keres 11-35, 11-60
Subit, Jose - Vilela 1-85
Suetin , Alexey - Lputian 11-65
Sulava, Nenad - Grosar 1-1 50, II-57
Suleimanov, Marat - Sveshnikov 11-72
Summerscale, Aaron - Gwaze 11-86
Survila, Rimvydas - Skoblikov 11-94
Sveshnikov, Evgeny - Agrinsky 1-121 , 11-6 1
- Alavkin 1 1 - 1 20
- Araslanov 1-133
- Atalik 1- 148, 11-80
- Atanasov 11- 78
- Balashov 1-39, 1-40, 11- 77, 11- 109
- Bareev 1-64, 1-65, (1-102), (1-116), 11- 73, 11- 100,
11- 101 , 11- 102, (1 1-115), [1 1-116] , 11-131
- Bashkov 11- 79, 11-8 7, 1/-88
- Batchuluun 11- 132
- Berend 1 1 - 1 27
- Bjerke 1-123
- Bochkarev 11-128
- Brumen (1-38), (1-107), 11-48, 11-88
- Casper 11- 1 10
- Cherniaev 1/- 74
- Chernin (1-26), 1-154, 1/- 72, 1/-76
- Dambrauskas 11-65
- Danielian 1/-66
- Dizdar (1-38), (1-107), 1 1 -49, 1/-80, 1/-89, 11- 131
- Dolmatov 1-27, (11-45), 1/-85
- Donchev (1-47), 1- 152, 11-32 , 11- 1 10
- Doroshkevich 1-65, (1-77), 1-150, 1/- 100, 1/- 101 ,
(1 1-115)
- Draiic 1-42
- Dreev 1-37, 1-88, 1/-88
- Dukhov (1-64), 1-116, 1/- 74
- Dvoiris (1-101 ), (1-104), 11-52, 1/- 71 , 1/- 102, (1 1-114)
- Ehlvest [1-113] , [1-118] , 1/-66
- Eingorn 1-61 , 1-62, 1/- 105, 11- 109, 1/- 1 10
- Epishin 1-79, 1/- 77
- Farag6 1-25, 1/- 72, 1/- 1 1 1
- Filipenko 1 1 -28, 1/-95
- Filippov 11- 130
- Foisor 1/-88
- Fominikh 1-86, 1/-8 7
- Furlan 1/-84

147

- Galstian 1 1 - 1 29
- Genov 1- 148, 1/-92
- Ghane Gardeh 1 1 - 1 28
- Gleizerov 1/-80, 1/-85
- Glek 1-64, 1/- 73
- Gligoric 1-128
- Gofshtein 1-153, 11-47, 1/- 1 10
- Golovanov II-53
- Graf 1/-84
- Grosar (1-34), 1-42, 1/-68
- Gulko 1-26, 1/-76, 1/-84, 1/-86
- Gurevich 1/-88
- Gurgenidze 1-88
- Hoang 1-42, (1-84), 1/-9 7
- Hulak 1/-66
- Iskusnykh 11-8 1
- Ivkov 11-47, 1/- 1 10
- J. Ivanov 1-115
- Jolles 1/- 73
- Kalinin 1/- 76, 1/- 105
- Karer 1/-86
- Katishonok 1/-76
- Kharlov 1-40, 1/- 77
- Kholopov 1/- 79
- Kiriakov (1-27), 11-45, 1/-85
- Kiselev 1/- 106
- Komarov (1-21 ), (1-42), 1-57, /I-59, (1 1-112)
- Korchnoi 1-119
- Kovacevic 1-69, [1-113], [1-118] , 1/-61
- Krizsany 1-1 27
- Kupreichik 1-124
- L. Ortega 1-122
- Lalic 1/-80
- Leito 11-8 1
- Levitt 1/- 109
- Lputian 1-69, 1-85, (1-101 ), 1- 104, (1-113), (1-119),
11-50, 1/-6 1 , 1/- 72, 1/-95, 1/-9 7, 1/- 102
- Luce 1- 153
- Luther (1-27), 11-33, 1/-8 1
- Lutsko 1/-67
- Lutz 1/- 1 10
- M . Gurevich 1-90
- Matveeva 11-46, 1/-66
- Mencinger 1-27, 1/-86
- Meshkov 1-75, 1/- 107
- Miljanic 1/- 102
- Milos 1-154, 1/- 106
- Minev 1/-65
- Monakhov 1 1 - 1 29
- Moskalenko 1-52, 1-152, 1/- 74, 1/- 101
- Naumkin 1-152, 11-42, 1/-73, 1/- 77
- Nevednichy (1-42), 1-84, 1/-9 7
- Nikolaev 1/- 74, 1/-88
- Nikolenko 1/- 71 , 1/- 1 10
- Ortega (1-91 )
- Osmanovic 1-33
- Panbukchian 1/- 79

Appendix

- Paramos Dominguez 1- 102, /1- 101


- Piskov (1-42), 11-42 , /1-98
- Poljakov /1-97
- Popovic /1- 77
- Portisch 11-43, /1-94, /1-96, (1 1-113), (1 1-114)
- Potapov 1-129
- Potkin 1-95, (I I-53), /1- 103, (1 1-115)
- Psakhis 1-88, /1- 73, /1- 78
- Radjabov (1-77), (1-95), (I I-50), II-53, /1- 103,
(1 1-115)
- Rausis 1-132
- Razuvaev 1-71 , 1-79, 1-113, /1- 76, /1- 78, /1-86,
/1-93, /1-96, (1 1-131 )
- Repkova /1-66
- Riazantsev 1-154, /1- 108
- Rublevsky 1-37, /1-88
- Rustemov 11-130
- S. Ivanov /1-93
- Savon 1-40, /1- 77
- Shabalov (1-40), 1- 152, /1- 77
- Shulman /1-88
- Skalkotas 1-27, /1-80, /1-85
- Siochevsky /1- 100
- Starostits /1- 101
- Suleimanov /1- 72
- Scether /1- 79
- Tarasov 1-131
- Temirbaev /1- 73
- Timman (1-30), 1-60, /1- 106, (1 1-113)
- Topi-Hulmi 11-131
- Torre /1- 76
- Totsky 1- 151 , 1- 152, /1-88
- Tunik /1- 72
- Ulibin /1-80, /1-85, /1-88
- Vaganian (1-42), 1-82, /I-58
- Vaisser /1- 78
- Volkov I-55, 1-90, /1-65, (1 1-114)
- Volzhin 1-128
- Vysochin (1-33), 11-26, /1-67
- Yakovenko 1-129
- Yanovsky /1- 100
- Yashtylov 11-119
- Zaja 1-129
- Zeller /1-6 1
- Zhuravliov 11-37, 11- 73
- Zlotnik 1-88, /1-62, /1-88
Svidler, Peter - Beliavsky /1- 102
- Rustemov /I-5 7
- Shirov 11-38, /1-62
- Volkov I-55, /1-65
Szekely, Jeno - Nimzowitsch II-59
Szuk, Balazs - Kun 11-31
T
Tabernig, Bernhard - Grosar I-52
Taddei , Benoit - Shirov 1-102
Tal, Mikhail - Petrosian 1-127, 1 1-18, /1- 1 10

Index of games

- Sokolsky 11-17
Tarasov, Mikhail - Sveshnikov 1-131
Tarjan, James Edward - Zaitsev 11-78
Tarrasch, Siegbert - Alapin 1-124
- Lasker 1-18, /I-58, (1 1-112)
Teloudis, Angelis - Brumm 1-148
Temirbaev, Serik - Sveshnikov 11-73
Teske, Henri k - Uhlmann 1-75, /1- 107
Thompson, lan - Ehlvest 1-1 53
Th6rhallsson, Throstur - McShane 11-38
Thormann, Wolfgang - Mohring 11-92
Thorsson, Olafur - Kristjansson 11-39
Thorsteinsson, Thorsteinn - Kristjansson 11- 108
Tibensky, R6bert - Movsesian II-57
Timman, Jan - Cu. Hansen II-50
- Hansen /1- 102
- J6hannesson (1-93), 1-97, /1-85
- Korchnoi /1-96
- Liberzon /1- 1 1 1
- Ljubojevic /1-82
- Nikolic /1-82
- Sokolov /1-84
- Sveshnikov (1-30), 1-60, 11- 106, (11- 1 1 3)
Timoshchenko, Gennady - Kupreichik 11-40, 11-61
Tinsley, Samuel - Steinitz 11-13
Tischer, Gunter - Ochslein 11-92
Tiviakov, Sergei - Arizmendi Martinez /1- 73
Topalov, Veselin - Bareev /1-95
- Nikolic /1- 79, /1-84
- Polgar 11-78
- Shirov 11-81
- van Wely 11- 76, 11-1 26
Topi-Hulmi, Teemu - Sveshnikov 11-131
Torre, Eugenio - Bagamasbad 1-34, (1-43), /1-68
- Chernin /1-98
- Sveshnikov 11- 76
Totsky, Leonid - Najer 1-49, 11-98
- Sveshnikov 1-151 , 1-152, 11-88
Tregubov, Pavel - Tseitlin 11- 109
Tseitlin, Mark - Tregubov /1- 109
- Yusupov 1-85
Tugui, Adrian - Nevednichy 1-130
Tukmakov, Vladimir- Kivisto 11-61
Tunik, Gennady - Sveshnikov 11-72
U
Ubiennykh , Ekaterina - Verevochkina 1- 156
Uhlmann, Wolfgang - Camilleri 11-96
- Casper 1-75, 11- 107
- Enders 11-35, 11- 106
- Honfi 1-75, II-59, 11- 106
- Jonkman 11-95
- Malaniuk 11- 106
- Przewoznik 11- 105
- Piihtz (1-75), 1-75, 1-147, 11- 107
- Sax 11- 105
- Teske 1-75, 11- 107

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Index of games

Ulibin, Mikhail - Kontic 1-72


- Kupreichik 1/-96
- Margoline 1-47
- Movsesian 1/-85
- Rustemov 1/-57
- Sveshnikov 1/-80, 1/-85, 1/-88
- Westerinen 1/-70
Unzicker, Wolfgang - Gligoric 1-14
- Rellstab [11-1 1 7]
V

Vaganian, Rafael - Adams 1/-73, 1/-82


- Dvoiris /I-58
- Ehlvest /I-57
- Kupreichik 1-32, (1-42), (1-82), /I-56, /I-57, /I-58
- Short 1/-72
- Sveshnikov (1-42), 1-82, /I-58
- Volkov 1/-57, 11-1 22
Vaisser, Anatoly - Sveshnikov 1/-78
Vallejo Pons, Francisco
- Flores 1-95, (1-104), 1/- 102
- Hernandez 1-149
- Hillarp Persson [1 1-117]
- Pelletier 1/- 107
Vasiljevic, Dragan - Kupreichik 1/- 70
Vasyukov, Evgeny - Bukhman 1-104, II-50, 1/- 102,
(1 1-114)
- Kholmov 1/-73
- Levitt 1/-8 1
- Moskalenko 1/- 101
- Popovic 1/- 73
- Zaitsev 11-47, 1/- 110
Vatter, Hans-Joachim - Kindermann 1/-80
Vazelaki , Stamatia - Stamiris 1/-70
Velimirovic, Dragoljub
- Ivkov 11-26, 1/-65
- Kholmov 1/-58, 1/-60
- Marie 1/-5 7
- Rogers 1/- 100
- ZOger 1/- 79
Verevochkina, Elena - Ubiennykh 1-156
Vescovi, Giovanni - Vuckovic 1/-86
Vilela, Jose Luis - Subit 1-85
Villeneuve, Alain - Prie 1-45
Visser, Bert Steffen - Lemmers 1-146
Vitolins, Alvis - Gulko 1/-62
Vlassov, Nikolai - Einarsson 1-77
- Ilyushin 1-31 , 1/- 106
Volke, Karsten - Zaitsev 1/- 73
Volkov, Sergey - Delchev (1-55), 1-1 50, 1/-65
- Goloshchapov 1/-63
- Lobzhanidze 1/-62
- Movsesian 11-38, 1/-62
- Najer 1-1 55
- Sveshnikov 1-55, 1-90, 1/-65, (11-114)
- Svidler I-55, 1/-65
- Vaganian 1/-5 7, 1 1 - 1 22

- Vorobiov (1-55), 1-153, 1/-65


- Zviagintsev I-55, 1/-65, 1/-67
Volzhin, Alexander - Ibragimov I-50, 1/-98
- Salem 1/-63
- Sveshnikov 1-1 28
Vorobiov, Evgeny - Volkov (I-55), 1-153, 1/-65
Voronovsky, Dmitry - Lukonin 1/-87
Vuckovic, Bojan - Vescovi 1/-86
Vysochin, Spartak - Alekseev 1/-56
- Fingerov 1-147, 1/-66
- Kislov 11-31 , 1/-95
- Polivanov 1-102, 1/- 101 , (1 1-115)
- Potkin 1-30, 1/- 109
- Prezerakos 1/- 102
- Rustemov 1/- 105
- Sambuev I-52, 1/- 101
- Sveshnikov (1-33), 11-26, 1/-67
- Wojtaszek 1/-93
W
Wallyn, Alexandre - Mednis 1/-93
Walton, Alan - Prie 1-146
Wang Hao - Predojevic 1/- 110
Weinzettl, Ernst - Grosar 1/-97
Wely, Loek van
- Schirow 1/-84
- Shirov 1-97
- Topalov 1/- 76, 11-126
Wemmers, Xander - Gurevich (1-93), 1-98, 1/-84
Wempe, Joost - Glek 1-47, 1/-87
Westerinen , Heikki - Bisguier 1/-91
- Ulibin 1/-70
Whiteley, Andrew - Olesen 11-29
Willemze, Jeroen - Dvoiris 1/-86
Witt, Rob - Leuw 11-1 22
Wojtaszek, Radostaw - Vysochin 1/-93
Wolf, J. - Gerbich 1/-63
X

Xie Jun - Karpov 1-79, 1/- 77


y

Yagupov, Igor - Dreev 1/-88


- Piskov 1/-86
- Rustemov 1/-63
- Rychagov 1/-97
Yakhin, Rashid - Baranov /I-59
Yakimenko, Andrey - Prashnik 1/- 106
- Praznik 1-61
Yakovenko, Dmitry - Sveshnikov 1-1 29
Yanovsky, Sergey - Kindermann 1/-80
- Sveshnikov 1/- 100
Yashtylov, Anatoly - Sveshnikov 11-1 1 9
Ye Jiangchuan - Ivanchuk 1/-57
Yemelin, Vasily - Dolmatov 1- 102, 1/- 101 , (1 1-122)

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Appendix

Yudasin, Leonid - Gorelov 11- 100


Yukhtman, Jacob - Matulovi6 /I-59
Yurtaev, Leonid - Glek 11- 79
Yusupov, Artur - Movsesian 11-126
- Peng Xiaomin 11- 79
- Tseitlin 1-85

Z
Zaitsev, Igor - Doda 11-25, (1 1-38), /1-63
- Dreev 1-88
- Farag6 1-105, (1 1-47), /1- 1 1 1
- Geller 1 1 -26, /1-65
- Krasnov /1-63
- Karner /I-5 7
- Laine (I-50), 11-29, /1-98
- Lempert 1 1 -26, /1-65, (1 1-113)
- Lunev /1- 108
- Lupu /I-56
- Mesropov 1-29, /1- 72
- Moskalenko /1- 73
- Naumkin 1 1 -47, /1- 1 1 1
- Petros ian 11-18

Index of games

- Pokojowczyk 1-22, (1-105), /1- 108


- Savon 1 1 -25, /1- 108
- Tarjan /1-78
- Vasyukov 1 1 -47, /1- 1 10
- Volke /1- 73
Zaja, Ivan - Sveshnikov 1-1 29
Zakharevich, Igor - Dvoiris 11-87
- Goloshchapov 11-87
- Kharlov 11-n
- Krapivin 11-65
Zakurdjaeva, Irina - Milliet 1-147
Zeller, Frank - Sveshnikov 11-61
Zhang Pengxiang - Grischuk 1-1 02, 11- 101
Zhang Zhong - Peng Xiaomin 1-93
Zhuravliov, Valery - Sveshnikov 1 1 -37, /1- 73
Zlotnik, Boris - Glek 11-91
- Kupreichik 11-61
- Sveshnikov 1-88, 11-62, 11-88
Zontakh, Andrey - Pinski II-59
Zugaj , Fjodor - Grosar 1-42
Zviagintsev, Vadim - Volkov I-55, /1-65, /1-67
Zuger, Beat - Rozentalis 11-81
- Velimirovi6 11-79

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Index of variations

Index of variations

1 . e4 e6
2. d4 dS
3. eS cS
3 . . . b6 1-21 , 1 1- 1 22
3 . . . tDe7 4. tDf3 b6 1-32, 1-82 , 1 1 - 1 30
3 . . . Ad7 4. c3 a6 1-35, 1 1 -23
4. c3
4. d xc5 1-18, 1 1- 1 5
4. Wg4 1-57, 1 1 - 1 6
4. tDf3
4 . . . tDc6 5. Ad3 1 - 1 9 , 1-20, 1 1 - 1 6
4 . . . 'Wb6 5. Ad3 1-68, 1 1 -35
4 . . . c6
4 . . . cxd4 1 - 1 2
4 . . . tDd7 1 1- 1 5
4 . . . tDe7 5. tDf3 1-69, 1 - 1 1 8 (2), 1- 1 21 , 1 1-37
4 . . . Wb6 5. tDf3 Ad7
6. tDa3 1 1 -40
6. Ae2 Ab5 1 1 -25, 1 1 -38
6. a3
6 . . . Ab5 1-33, 1-42 , 1 - 1 1 8, 1 1 -26, 1 1 -46
6 . . . a5 I-55, 1 1 - 1 24
6 . . . cxd4 7. cxd4 Ab5 1 1 - 1 20, 1 1 - 1 24
S. f3
5. f4 1 1 - 1 2 , 1 1-13, 1 1-14
S Wb6
5 . . .f6 1-15, 1-1 1 2 , 1 1- 1 3
5 . . . cxd4 1-68
5 . . . tDge7 6. tDa3 cxd4 7. cxd4 tDf5 8. tDc2 1-25, 1 - 1 22
5 . . . tDh6
6. Ad3 cxd4 7. Axh6 1-29
6. d xc5 1-64, 1 - 1 1 6, 1 1 - 1 30
5 . . . Ad7
6. a3 f6 1 1 - 1 20, 1 1 - 1 26
6. d xc5 1-39, 1 1-14, 1 1 -42
6. Ae3 1-14, 1 1 - 1 1 , 1 1 - 1 28
6. Ae2
6 . . J;tc8 7. 0-0 1-79, 1 1 -34, 1 1 - 1 26, 1 1 - 1 31
6 . . . tDh6 1 1 - 1 29
6 . . . tDge7 7. tDa3
7 . . . tDf5 1-86
7 . . . tDg6 1-99

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7 . . . cxd4 8. cxd4 tDt5 1-26, 1-37, 1-47, 1-88, 1-90, 1-93 , 1-97, 1 1 - 1 9 ,
1 1-38, 1 1 -45 (2), 1 1 -48, 1 1 -49, 1 1 - 1 21 , 1 1 - 1 25
6. a3

6. Ad3
6 . . . cxd4 7. cxd4 Ad7 1 - 1 7, 1 - 1 1 3
6 . . . Ad7 1 - 1 1 1 , 1 1 - 1 31
6. Ae2
6 . . . cxd4 1-16, 1 1 - 1 8, 1 1 -22, 1 1 -43
6 . . . tDge7 7. tDa3 cxd4 8. cxd4 tDt5 9. tDc2 1 1 -24
6 . . . tDh6 1 - 1 1 7, 1 1 -21 , 1 1 -28, 1 1 -30, 1 1 -33, 1 1 -41
6

c4

6 . . . t6 1 1 - 1 1 9
6 . . . a5
7. Ad3 Ad7 1-44, 1 1 - 1 7, 1 1 -20, 1 1 -21 , 1 1 -26
7. b3 1 1 - 1 28, 1 1 - 1 29
6 . . . Ad7
7. Ae2 tDh6 1-71
7. b4 cxd4 8. cxd4
8 . . . tDge7 9. tDc3 1-13
8 . . J c8 1-49, I-53, 1-84, 1 1 -29 (3), 1 1 -33, 1 1 -39, 1 1 -42
6 . . . tDh6 7. b4 cxd4 8. cxd4 tDt5 I-51 , 1-65, 1-77, 1-95, 1 - 1 01 , 1 - 1 03, 1 1 -22, 1 1 -36, I I -50,
I I -52 , I I -53, 1 1 - 1 1 6 (2 ), 1 1 - 1 1 7 (3), 1 1 - 1 1 8 (3), 1 1 - 1 22, 1 1 - 1 23, 1 1 - 1 27 (2), 1 1- 1 31
7. bd2
7. Ae2 Ad7 1-61 , 1 1 - 1 8 (2), 1 1 -32
7. g3 Ad7 8. h4 1-62
7 a5
7 . . . Ad7 8.b3 1-30, 1-60, 1-61
7 . . .16 1-75, 1 1 -24, 1 1 -30, 1 1 -35
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8. Ae2 Ad7 9. 0 -0 1 - 1 05, 1 1 -47
8. h4 Ad7 9. h5 1 - 1 06
8. b4 1 1 -27
8. b1 1 1 -32
8 .ld7 1-22 , 1 1 -25, I I -53, 1 1 - 1 32

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