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Attacking Strategies

Morphy,P - Anderssen,A. (Paris m) [B01]attack: based on lead in devel, attack: based o, 1858

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 e5 5. dxe5 Qxe5+ 6. Be2 Bb4 7. Nf3 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 Qxc3+ 9. Bd2 Qc5 10. Rb1 Nc6 11. O-O
11... Nf6 12. Bf4 O-O 13. Bxc7 Nd4 14. Qxd4 Qxc7 15. Bd3 Bg4 16. Ng5 Rfd8 17. Qb4 Bc8 18. Rfe1 a5 19. Qe7 Qxe7 20. Rxe7 Nd5 21. Bxh7+ Kh8 22. Rxf7 Nc3 23. Re1 Nxa2 24. Rf4 Ra6 25. Bd3 1-0

 

Hecht,HJ. - Keene,R. (Brunnen) [B17]attack: based on more active c, attack: based o, 1966

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Bc4 Ngf6 6. Ng5 e6 7. Qe2 Nb6 8. Bd3 h6 9. N5f3 c5 10. dxc5 Bxc5 11. Ne5 O-O 12. Ngf3 Nbd5 13. a3 a5 14. O-O b6 15. c4 Ne7 16. Rd1 Qe8 17. Bd2 a4 18. Bc3
18... Nf5 19. g4 Nd6 20. g5 hxg5 21. Nxg5 Bb7 22. Bc2 g6 23. Nd7 Qxd7 [ 23... Nxd7 my poor computer couldn't figure this out at all: neither could I! I think the right reply is 24. Nh7 Qe7 [24... Kxh7 25. Qh5+ Kg8 26. Qh8#] 25. Nxf8 Qg5+ 26. Kf1 Nxf8] 24. Bxf6 Qc6 25. Rd5 exd5 26. Qh5 Bxf2+ 27. Kxf2 Ne4+ 28. Nxe4 gxh5 29. Rg1+ Kh7 30. Nc5+ 1-0

 

Dubois - Steinitz Wilhelm (London (Eng [C50]attack: castling into it, 1862

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O 4... Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 g5 8. Bg3 Black, not having castled, can advance the King's-side Pawns 8... h5 9. Nxg5 h4 10. Nxf7 10... hxg3 11. Nxd8 Bg4 12. Qd2 Nd4 13. Nc3 Nf3+ 14. gxf3 Bxf3 15. hxg3 Rh1# 0-1

 

Fischer,Robert J - Andersson,Ulf [A01]attack: diagonal - a1-h8 'long, attack: diagona, 1970

1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. c4 Nf6 4. e3 Be7 5. a3 O-O 6. Qc2 Re8 7. d3 Bf8 8. Nf3 a5 9. Be2 d5 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. Nbd2 f6 12. O-O Be6 13. Kh1 Qd7 14. Rg1 Rad8 15. Ne4 Qf7 16. g4 g6 17. Rg3 Bg7 18. Rag1 Nb6 19. Nc5 Bc8 20. Nh4 Nd7 21. Ne4 Nf8 22. Nf5 Be6 23. Nc5 Ne7 24. Nxg7 Kxg7
25. g5 Nf5 26. Rf3 b6 27. gxf6+ Kh8 28. Nxe6 Rxe6 29. d4 exd4 30. Bc4 d3 31. Bxd3 Rxd3 32. Qxd3 Rd6 33. Qc4 Ne6 34. Be5 Rd8 35. h4 Nd6 36. Qg4 Nf8 37. h5 Ne8 38. e4 Rd2 39. Rh3 Kg8 40. hxg6 Nxg6 41. f4 Kf8 42. Qg5 Nd6 43. Bxd6+ 1-0

 

Schiffers - Harmonist [C54]attack: diagonal - a2-g8 'Ital, attack: diagona, 1887

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4 6. cxd4 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Bxd2+ 8. Nbxd2 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Qb3 Nce7 11. O-O O-O 12. Rfe1 c6 13. a4 Qc7 14. Rac1 Nf4 [14... Qf4] 15. Ng5 Neg6 16. Re8 Rxe8 17. Bxf7+ Kh8 18. Bxe8 Ne2+ 19. Kh1 Nxc1 20. Nf7+ Kg8 21. Nh6+ Kf8 22. Qg8+ Ke7 23. Bxg6 hxg6 [23... gxh6 24. Qf7+ Kd6 25. Ne4#] 24. Qxg7+ Kd8 25. Qf8+ Kd7 26. Ne4 Qd8 27. Qd6+ Ke8 28. Nf6+ 1-0

 

Fischer,R - Benko,P [B09]attack: diagonal - b1-h7 'clas, attack: diagona, 1963

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. f4 Nf6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Bd3 The Bishop seems to 'bite on granite' but supports the f4-f5 break. 6... Bg4 7. h3 Bxf3 8. Qxf3 Nc6 9. Be3 e5 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. f5 gxf5 12. Qxf5 Nd4 13. Qf2 Ne8 14. O-O Nd6 15. Qg3 Kh8 16. Qg4 c6 17. Qh5 Qe8 18. Bxd4 exd4
The stage is nearly set for e4-e5, but it doesn't mate yet because of f7-f5 19. Rf6 Kg8 20. e5 h6 21. Ne2 1-0

 

Spielmann R - Tarrasch S [C30]attack: file - f1-f8 (Karlsbad, attack: file -, 1923

1. e4 e5 2. f4 Bc5 3. Nf3 d6 4. c3 Bg4 5. fxe5 dxe5 6. Qa4+ Bd7 7. Qc2 Nc6 8. b4 Bd6 9. Bc4 Nf6 10. d3 Ne7 11. O-O Ng6 12. Be3 b5 13. Bb3 a5 14. a3 axb4 15. cxb4 O-O 16. Nc3 c6 17. h3 Qe7 18. Ne2 Bb8 19. Kh2 Ba7 20. Bg5 h6 21. Bxf6 Qxf6 22. Nfd4 Qd6 23. Nf5 Bxf5 24. Rxf5 24... Nf4 25. Rf1 g6 26. R1xf4 exf4 27. e5 Qe7 28. Rf6 Kg7 29. d4 Bxd4 30. Bxf7 Bxe5 31. Qxg6+ 1-0

 

Anderssen,A - Zukertort,J [C51]attack: file - g1-g8 (Barmen), 1869

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. d4 exd4 7. O-O Bb6 8. cxd4 d6 9. d5 Na5 10. Bb2 Ne7 11. Bd3 O-O 12. Nc3 Ng6 13. Ne2 c5 14. Qd2 f6 White has space and development, but Black doesn't mean to let him have open lines. 15. Kh1 Bc7 16. Rac1 Rb8 17. Ng3 b5 18. Nf5 18... b4 19. Rg1 Bb6 20. g4 Ne5 21. Bxe5 dxe5 22. Rg3 Rf7 23. g5 Bxf5 24. exf5 Qxd5 25. gxf6 Rd8 26. Rcg1
The Queen's-side and centre are rotting away, but it almost doesn't matter because of White's attack on the g-file. 26... Kh8 27. fxg7+ Kg8 28. Qh6 Qd6
And a final flourish: 29. Qxh7+ Kxh7 30. f6+ Kg8 31. Bh7+ Kxh7 32. Rh3+ Kg8 33. Rh8# (applause) 1-0

 

Alekhine - Van Mindeno,NLD. [C62]attack: file - h1-h8 (remove d, attack: file -, 1938

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. d4 exd4 5. Qxd4 Bd7 6. Bxc6 Bxc6 7. Nc3 Nf6 8. Bg5 Be7 9. O-O-O O-O 10. h4 h6
White has an advantage in space. The following Bishop offer is well known, sacrificing a piece to open the h-file against the King. 11. Nd5 hxg5 12. Nxe7+ but that's the mark of the master: exchanging a defender of the King's-side, when the recapture hxg5 will remove the other 12... Qxe7 13. hxg5 Nxe4 14. Rh5 Qe6 15. Rdh1 Threatening mate. 15... f5
how does White finish? The three pieces that can hit the f7 square and threaten mate all seem stymied (g5-g6, Nf3-e5, Qd4-c4)... 16. Ne5 [16. g6 Qxg6 17. Qc4+ d5] 16... dxe5 17. g6 A marvelously energetic display. [17. g6 Qxg6 18. Qc4+] 1-0

 

lasker,ed - thomas,g (london) [A80]attack: king hunt, 1910

1. d4 f5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 e6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Bxf6 Bxf6 6. e4 fxe4 7. Nxe4 b6 8. Bd3 Bb7 9. Ne5 O-O 10. Qh5 Qe7
the idea is easy to think up but hard to play! 11. Qxh7+ Kxh7 12. Nxf6+ Kh6 13. Neg4+ Kg5 14. h4+ Kf4 15. g3+ Kf3 16. Be2+ Kg2 17. Rh2+ Kg1 18. Kd2# 1-0

 

averbach,y - kotov,a (SWZ izt) [A55]attack: king hunt, 1953

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nf3 Nbd7 4. Nc3 e5 5. e4 Be7 6. Be2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qc2 Re8 9. Rd1 Bf8 10. Rb1 a5 11. d5 Nc5 12. Be3 Qc7 13. h3 Bd7 14. Rbc1 g6 15. Nd2 Rab8 16. Nb3 Nxb3 17. Qxb3 c5 18. Kh2 Kh8 19. Qc2 Ng8 20. Bg4 Nh6 21. Bxd7 Qxd7 22. Qd2 Ng8 23. g4 f5 24. f3 Be7 25. Rg1 Rf8 26. Rcf1 Rf7 27. gxf5 gxf5 28. Rg2 f4 29. Bf2 Rf6 30. Ne2
and then the move that made Kotov's reputation... 30... Qxh3+ 31. Kxh3 Rh6+ 32. Kg4 Nf6+ 33. Kf5 Nd7 34. Rg5 Rf8+ 35. Kg4 Nf6+ 36. Kf5 Ng8+ 37. Kg4 Nf6+ 38. Kf5 Nxd5+ 39. Kg4 Nf6+ 40. Kf5 Ng8+ 41. Kg4 Nf6+ 42. Kf5 Ng8+ 43. Kg4 Bxg5 44. Kxg5 Rf7 45. Bh4 Rg6+ 46. Kh5 Rfg7 47. Bg5 Rxg5+ 48. Kh4 Nf6 49. Ng3 Rxg3 50. Qxd6 R3g6 51. Qb8+ Rg8 0-1

 

Stein - Langeweg (Plovdiv Echt) [C55]attack: king hunt (cf. sacrifi, attack: king hu, 1983

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4 6. O-O Nxe4 7. cxd4 Be7 8. d5 Nb8 9. Re1 Nd6 10. Bd3 O-O 11. Nc3 Ne8
the classic Bxh7 sacrifice suggests itself, but White first uses another characteristic sacrifice of a pawn 12. d6 cxd6 the White pieces now have the d5 point for launching, while Black will find it very hard to unravel even if the attack falters [12... Nxd6 13. Bxh7+ Kxh7 14. Rxe7 Qxe7 15. Nd5 Qd8 16. Ng5+ Kg6 17. Nf4+ Kf6 18. Nh7+ Ke7 19. Qe2+ Ne4 20. Qxe4+ Kd6 21. Qd5+ Ke7 22. Qe5#] 13. Bxh7+ usually this is impossible when the bB is on e7 13... Kxh7 14. Rxe7 Qxe7 15. Nd5 ( black resigns ) [ 15. Nd5 Qd8 16. Ng5+ Kg6 17. Nf4+ Kxg5 18. h4+ Kf6 19. Qd4+ Kf5 20. Qd5+ Kf6 21. Qg5#] 1-0

 

Pillsbury - Winawer [D46]attack: knight on e5 (Budapest, attack: knight, 1896

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e3 Nf6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O
8. e4 dxe4 9. Nxe4 Nxe4 10. Bxe4 Nf6 11. Bc2 h6 12. Be3 Re8 13. Qd3 Qc7 14. c5 Bf8 15. Ne5
15... Bxc5 16. Bxh6 Bxd4 17. Qxd4 gxh6 18. Qf4 Nd5 19. Qxh6 f6 20. f4 Re7 21. Ng6 1-0

 

yates - rubinstein,budapest [C60]attack: knight on f5, 1926

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. Qe2 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. c3 O-O 8. O-O d6 I don't know this line, but the active ...Bc5 looks inconsistent with this solid defensive move 9. Rd1 Qe7 [9... Bg4] 10. d4 Bb6 11. Bg5 Nd8 12. Nh4
So often the f5 square is the forward post for a King's-side attack in the open games with e4/e5. 12... Ne6 13. Nf5 Qe8 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. Bxe6 resigns 15... fxe6 16. Qg4+ Qg6 17. Ne7+ 1-0

 

tal - donner (wijk aan zee) [C18]attack: opening lines 1, 1968

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qc7 7. Nf3 b6 8. a4 ! 8... Ba6 9. Bxa6 Nxa6 10. Qe2 Nb8 11. a5 ! 11... bxa5 12. Ba3 using the loose dark squares 12... Nd7 ?! 13. dxc5 Ne7
White's dark-squared bishop has little scope while the pawn is on c5... 14. c6 ! a clearance sacrifice 14... Qxc6 15. O-O Qxc3 16. Rfd1 Nc6 17. Bd6 Qc4 18. Qe3 Qe4 19. Qb3 Nb6
White has the advantage, but how can he break through? 20. c4 Qxc4 21. Qa3 Qa6 22. Rac1 Rc8 23. Nd2 f6 24. exf6 gxf6 25. Qf3 Kd7 26. Qxf6 26... Rhe8 [26... Kxd6 27. Ne4+ Kc7 28. Qf4+ Kd8 29. Qd6+ Ke8 regains the piece while the attack surges on] 27. Ne4 White has shed many pawns to open lines - any endgame will be lost, of course, but this doesn't feel like the sort of game that will last that long. 27... Ne7 28. Nc5+ Rxc5 29. Bxc5 Nc4 30. Bxe7 1-0

 

Nunn,J (2605) - Korchnoi (Amber_blind ) (2615) [B12]attack: opening lines 3 /error, attack: opening, 1994

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. c3 Rc8 8. a3 h6 9. b4 c4 10. a4 Nge7 11. Na3 Ng6 12. Nc2 Nh4 13. Ne3 Nxf3+ 14. Bxf3 Bd3 15. Be2 Bxe2 16. Qxe2 h5 17. f4 g6 18. g3 Ne7 19. Ng2 Nf5 20. Ne1 Kd7 21. Nf3 Be7 22. Ba3 Qf8 23. Ra2 Kc7 24. Rfa1 Qh6 25. Bc1 Kb8 26. b5 Rce8 27. Ng5 Qg7 28. Ba3 Bd8 29. a5 f6 30. Nf3 Qd7 31. exf6 Bxf6 32. Rb1 Ka8 33. Bc5 Qh7 34. Rba1 Rhg8
Black has the threat ...g5. How can White open a file against the King? a5-a6 is met by ...b6; b5-b6 by ...a6. Nunn, playing blindfold here, recalled reading Vukovic, and came up with: 35. Bb6 a6 [35... g5 36. a6 axb6 37. axb7+ Kb8 38. Ra8+ Kc7 39. Rc8+ Rxc8 40. bxc8=Q+ Kxc8 41. Qxe6+] [35... Rg7 36. a6 axb6 37. axb7+ Kxb7 38. Ra7+ Kc8 39. Ra8+ Kd7 40. R1a7+ Kd6 41. Qe5+ Bxe5 42. fxe5#] [35... Nd6 36. a6 axb6 37. axb7+ Kb8 38. Ra8+ Kc7 39. b8=Q+ Rxb8 40. R8a7+ Rb7 41. Qxe6 Rf8 42. Qxd5 Qd7 43. Ne5 Bxe5 44. fxe5] [35... Kb8 36. a6 axb6 37. axb7 Qxb7 38. Ne5 Ne7 39. Nd7+ Qxd7 40. Ra8+ Kc7 41. R1a7+ Kd6 42. Qe5+ Bxe5 43. fxe5#] 36. bxa6 bxa6
Lots of chess research suggests that players use familiar patterns to assist their thinking about the current position, and that these patterns are arranged and recalled in 'chunks', or groups of characteristic pieces. 37. Rb2 [37. Rb1 Nunn says he nearly played this move, because the position reminded him of a Winawer French when there is a Pawn on c2. Fortunately he analysed a line with Qe2-b2 when the pawn on c2 vanished and the danger from h7 re-appeared!] 37... g5 38. fxg5 Bxg5 39. Nxg5 Rxg5 40. Bc5 h4 41. Rb6 [41. Rb6 1-0 41... hxg3 [ 41... Qa7 42. Rxe6 Rxe6 43. Qxe6 Qb7 44. Rf1 hxg3 45. h4 "I had to resign one move before you had to resign!" -- KORCHNOI] 42. Rxa6+ Kb8 43. Qb2+ Kc8 44. Ra8+ Kc7 45. Qb6+ Kd7 46. Qb7#] 1-0

 

nn - nn [B70]attack: pawn storm: both sides, attack: pawn st, 1993

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be2 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. Be3 a6 9. f4 !? 9... Qc7 10. g4 e6 11. g5 Nfd7 12. f5
there are lots of published short White wins in the Sicilian, but the longer games where Black survives and/or wins the endgame are not so often published! 12... Ne5 13. f6 Bh8 14. Qe1 h6 15. Qh4 h5 16. Rad1 b5 17. Bxh5 b4 18. Nce2 gxh5 19. Qxh5 Nbc6 20. Rf4 Nxd4 ! 21. Nxd4 Ng6 22. Rf3 e5 provokes the final phase 23. Nf5 Bxf5 24. exf5 Nf4 25. Bxf4 exf4 26. Rh3 Qc5+ 27. Kf1 Qc4+ 28. Rdd3 1-0

 

Farre - Gudmundsson [B75]attack: pawn storm: opposite c, attack: pawn st, 1958

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 a6 9. O-O-O Bd7 10. g4 Rc8 11. Be2 O-O 12. h4
opposite-side castling and asymmetric pawns/files usually adds up to a race to mate the opponent's King. Both sides will throw pawns forward to open up lines for the attack. 12... Nxd4 13. Bxd4 Qa5 14. Kb1 e5 ! 15. Be3 Be6 16. a3 Rfd8 17. Bg5 Rd7 18. h5 Rdc7 19. h6 Rxc3 !? 20. hxg7 R8c6 21. Bxf6 Rb6 ! exciting stuff! 22. Bb5 !! 22... Rxb5 23. Qxd6 Rc8 24. Qf8+ Rxf8 25. gxf8=Q+ Kxf8 26. Rxh7 1-0

 

Nielsen - Bohm,Hans [C52]attack: rank - eighth (cr), 1979

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. d4 d6 7. Qb3 Qd7 8. dxe5 dxe5 9. O-O
9... Bb6 10. Rd1 Qe7 11. a4 a6 12. Ba3 Qf6 13. a5 Ba7 14. Bd5 Nge7
15. Ra2 O-O 16. Bxc6 bxc6 17. Rad2 Rb8 18.Rd8 Bg4? (shock? or, in this correspondence game, more likely a desire to get it over with in an attractive way?) [18... Ng6 19. Bxf8 Nxf8 20. Qc2+- [20. Qxb8 Bxb8 21. Rxc8 Ba7 22. Ra8 Bc5 23. Nbd2 is promising but unnecessary]] 19. Qxb8 1-0

 

Bastian,Herbert - Eng,Holger [C54]attack: rank - seventh (Bad Ne, attack: rank -, 1984

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4 6. cxd4 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Bxd2+ 8. Nbxd2 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Qb3 Nce7 11. O-O O-O 12. Rfe1 Nb6 13. Bd3 Bf5 14. Rxe7 Bxd3 15. Rae1 Bg6 16. Nh4 Nc8 17. Nxg6 hxg6 18. R7e5 Qxd4 19. Nf3 Qd7 20. Ng5 Nd6 21. Qb4 Black cannot resist... 21... f6 ...but this fatally weakens the seventh rank. 22. Re7 Qb5 23. Rxg7+ Kxg7 24. Re7+ Rf7 [24... Kg8 25. Qh4] 25. Rxf7+ Nxf7 26. Ne6+ 1-0

 

Karpov,An (2725) - Kortschnoj,V (2665) [C08]attack: sacrifice on f6 (Wch29, attack: sacrifi, 1978

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 exd5 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Qe2+ Qe7 7. Bxd7+ Nxd7 8. dxc5 Nxc5 9. Nb3 Qxe2+ 10. Nxe2 Nxb3 [10... Na4 11. Nbd4 O-O-O 12. b3 Nc5 13. f3 Ne7 14. Bb2 Nc6 15. O-O-O Rg8 16. Kb1 Gipslis,A-Furman,S USSR-ch37 Moscow 1969 1/2-1/2] 11. axb3 Bc5 12. Bd2! [ 12. Nc3!] 12... Ne7 13. Nf4+/= (Mednis 81) "Karpov has prepared this move with several leading experts, so I cannot bring myself to put a question mark." (Larsen 78) [13. Bc3 O-O 14. O-O Nc6 15. Rfd1 Rfd8 16. Kf1 d4 17. Be1 Matanovic,A-Ivkov,B Madonna di Campiglio 1973 1/2-1/2] 13... O-O 14. O-O?! [14. Nd3! Bb6 15. Bb4! Rfe8 16. Bxe7 Rxe7+ 17. Kd2^ (Filip 78, Mednis 81)] 14... Rfd8 15. Nd3 Bb6= (Filip 78) 16. c3 "White forestalls the advance of the d-pawn, which he could now meet by 17 c4; however, it is hard to discern any advantage for him. The active placement of Black's pieces renders the weakness of this d-pawn insignificant." (Tal 78) 16... f6 [16... d4 17. c4] 17. Rfd1 Kf7 18. Kf1 Nf5?! [18... Nc6!?= (Tal 78, Keene 78, Mednis 81)] [18... Rd7!? (Tal 78, Filip 78)] 19. Be1! Ne7 20. Nb4! Rd7 21. Rd3 Rad8 22. Rad1+/= (Filip 78) 22... Ke6 23. Bd2! "White's pieces unhurriedly take up good positions. Karpov's plans include an exchange of bishops, since the resulting endgame holds out some prospects for him." (Tal 78) [23. f3 Nc6= (Filip 78)] [23. f4!? Nf5 24. Nc2+/= (Filip 78)] 23... Nc6 "At this stage I thought Black had comfortable equality, but my optimism was dispelled by Karpov's next few moves. By impressively accurate play he main- tained his grip and lured Black's rook to the horribly passive square QN3." >> 24. Nxc6 >> (Keene 78) [24. Nc2 Ne5 25. Rh3 h6 26. Be3+/= (Filip 78)] 24... bxc6 25. b4! Kf7 [25... c5!? (Tal 78)] 26. Be3! Bxe3 27. Rxe3 Rb8 28. Re2 Rb5 29. Ra1 Rdb7 30. Rd2 Ke6 31. Ra6 "Before putting his rook on the second rank, White wins a very important tempo against the possible ... c6-c5." (Tal 78) 31... R5b6 32. Ra2 Kd6 33. Ke2 Re7+ 34. Kd3 a6?! "Being short of time, Black commits one of the most typical time pressure [mistakes]: making unnecessary pawn moves. On a6 the pawn is at least as vulnerable as on a7 and it reduces the rook on b6 to passive defense." (EM 81) 35. Rd1?! "Karpov tri ed to blitz an opponent in time trouble, which probably brought on this oversight." (Tal 78) [35. Re2! "... swapping Black's active rook and leaving him with the miserable beast on QN3." (Keene 78) 35... Rxe2 36. Kxe2 c5 [36... d4 37. Ra5!] 37. bxc5+ Kxc5 38. Kd3+/- (Mednis 81)] [35. g3 (Keene 78)] 35... Kc7 36. Raa1?! [ 36. Rda1 Kb7 37. Ra4! (Keene 78, Mednis 81)] 36... Kd8 37. f3 [37. Re1 Rxe1 38. Rxe1 a5= (Filip 78)] [37. b3! Re5 38. f4 Re4 39. g3+/= (Tal 78, Filip 78)] 37... Re5! 38. Kd4 Kc7!= [38... Re2 39. Re1 Rxg2 40. Kc5 "... too dangerous." (Larsen 78)] 39. Re1 Kd6= (Mednis 81) 40. f4 [40. h4 (Larsen 78)] 40... Rxe1 41. Rxe1 a5! 42. bxa5 Rxb2 [42... Rxb2 43. Ra1 c5+ 44. Ke3 [44. Kd3 Rb7 45. a6 Ra7 46. c4 d4 47. Ra5 Kc6 48. g3 Kb6= Keene] 44... Kc7 45. a6 Kb8 46. Ra5 Rxg2 47. Rxc5 Rxh2 48. Rxd5 Rg2 49. Kf3 Rg1 50. Kf2 Rg4 51. Kf3= Tal] 1/2

 

Adorjan,A (2560) - Kudrin,S. (New York op) (2505) [E15]attack: uncastled King's posit, attack: uncastl, 1987

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. Nbd2 Bb7 6. Bg2 c5 7. e4 cxd4 [ 7... Nxe4? 8. Ne5 d5 [8... Nd6 9. Bxb7 Nxb7 10. Qf3+- ] [8... Nc3 9. Qh5 g6 10. Qh3+- ] [8... f5 9. Nxe4 IDEA Qh5+-] 9. cxd5 exd5 [9... Nxd2 10. Nxf7+- ] 10. Qa4+ Nd7 11. Nxe4 dxe4 12. Bh3 Bc8 13. Qc6 Rb8 14. Nxf7+- ] 8. e5 Ng4 9. O-O Qc7 10. Re1 Bc5? 11. Ne4! [11. h3? Ne3-/+ ] 11... d3 [ 11... Nc6 12. Bf4 O-O 13. a3! a5 14. Qd2 f6 15. exf6 e5 16. fxg7 Kxg7 17. Nxc5 bxc5 18. Nxe5+- ] [11... Bxe4 12. Rxe4 f5 13. exf6 Nxf6 14. Bf4 Qc8 15. Nxd4 Nxe4 16. Bxe4 Nc6 17. Nxc6 dxc6 18. Qh5+ Kf8 19. Qf3+- ] 12. Nfg5! Nxe5 13. Bf4 d6 [13... f6 14. Qh5+ Ke7 15. Nxf6! gxf6 16. Rxe5! fxe5 17. Qf7+ Kd6 18. Bxe5++- ] 14. Qh5 Kf8 [14... d2 15. Nxe6! dxe1=Q+ 16. Rxe1+- ] [14... g6 15. Nf6+! Ke7 [15... Kd8 16. Qh6 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 Qe7 18. Bxe5 dxe5 19. Qg7+- ] 16. Qh6+- ] 15. Nxc5 bxc5 16. Rxe5! dxe5 [16... Bxg2 17. Rxc5!+- Vegh,E] 17. Bxe5 Qd7 18. Bxb7 Qxb7 19. Nxe6+! Kg8 20. Nxg7 Nc6 21. Nf5! Nxe5 22. Qg5+ Ng6 23. Qf6 1-0

 

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