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forder - alekhine (warsaw) [A05]psychology: win with the black, psychology: win, 1935

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. e3 g6 3. b3 Bg7 4. Bb2 O-O 5. c4 b6 6. Nc3 Bb7 7. Be2
Black could equalise easily by 7... c5 [7... d5 8. Nxd5 Nxd5 9. Bxg7 Kxg7 10. cxd5 Qxd5 11. d4 "...and with the material thus reduced Black would have little difficulty in reaching a draw. But neither would White! With this is mind (Black allows d4 ) which leads to a more complicated position."] 8. O-O Nc6 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Nxd4 11. Qxd4 ! [ 11. exd4 d5 12. Bf3 Qd7 with pressure against the centre] 11... Ne4 12. Qd3 d6 13. Bf3 f5 14. Rab1 Nc5
15. Qd2 [15. Qe2 "Black, though still preserving a slight initiative, would not have been able to secure any decisive advantages. ...It is practically impossible nowadays to force a win with Black against a master.. . who is content to draw."] 15... Bxf3 16. gxf3 f4 17. Nd5 [17. exf4 Qd7] 17... e5 18. exf4 Qh4 19. Kh1 Qh3 20. Qe2 ? [20. Qd1 Rae8 "...White would have had a fighting chance"] 20... Rae8 21. Rbe1 e4 22. Rg1 [22. fxe4 Rxe4 23. Qc2 Nd3] 22... Bxb2 23. Rg3 Qh4 24. Rg4 [24. Qxb2 Nd3] 24... exf3 25. Qxe8 Qxg4 0-1

 

jackson,dave (plymouth) (1855) - regis,d (1740) [B25]errors in analysis: missed tac, errors in analy, 1993

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 Nc6 5. d3 d6 6. f4 e5 7. Nf3 [7. Nh3 ( Lane ) 7... Nge7 8. O-O exf4 ( 8...Nd4 portisch ) 9. Nxf4 ( 9 Bxf4, 0-0; 10 Qd2 portisch ) 9... O-O 10. Nfd5 Nxd5 11. Nxd5 Be6 12. Nf4 Bd7 13. c3 b5 14. a3 a5 15. Be3 Ne5 16. h3 = bilek-evans 1968] 7... Nge7 8. Be3 [8. O-O O-O 9. Rb1 Rb8 10. a3 b5 11. h3 += bco] 8... exf4 [8... Nd4 9. Ne2 Bg4 10. Bxd4 cxd4] 9. gxf4 [9. Bxf4] 9... Nd4 10. Qd2 [10. O-O O-O 11. Qd2 Nec6 12. Rab1 Bg4 13. Nd5 Nxf3+ 14. Bxf3 Bxf3 15. Rxf3 f5 = bastian-ribli 81] 10... Bg4 11. Rf1 [11. O-O] 11... Rb8 12. O-O-O b5 13. Ne2 Nxe2+ 14. Qxe2 Qa5 15. Kb1 Be6 16. b3 Rb6 17. Bd2
?? ( black to play and win ) [17. d4 Ra6 18. c4 ( looks better than 18 c3!? Qxc3 19 Qb2 but fails to ...) 18... bxc4 19. bxc4 Rb6+ 20. Kc1 Qa3+ 21. Kd2 Rb2+ 22. Ke1 Rxe2+ 23. Kxe2 Bxc4+] 17... b4 ?? [17... Qxa2+ 18. Kxa2 Ra6+ 19. Ba5 Rxa5+ 20. Kb1 Ra1#] 18. a4 Bd7 19. e5 Bxa4 20. Bc1 [ 20. bxa4 Qxa4 21. Ne1 Ra6 22. Bc6+ Nxc6 23. Bc3 bxc3 24. exd6+ Kd7 25. Qg4+ Kxd6 26. Qe6+ fxe6 27. h3 Qa1#] 20... O-O [20... Nd5 21. Bb2 Nc3+ 22. Bxc3 bxc3 23. exd6+ Kf8 24. Qe7+ Kg8 25. Ng5 Bxb3 ( I hadn't noticed that this stopped the mate on f7 when playing move 20 ) 26. Qe8+ Bf8 27. Qxf8+ Kxf8 28. Nxh7+ Rxh7 29. cxb3 Rxb3+ 30. Kc1 Qa3+ 31. Kc2 Qb2#] 21. Nd2 Bb5 22. Bb2 Nf5 23. Nc4 Bxc4 24. dxc4 ( Draw agreed after tea: I had only 15 minutes to make move 40. I did think white might be better ( 2B + central control ) although ...Nd4 can't be met by Bxd4. To make use of the Pg6 I'd have to exchange at least queens +/- BB/RR ) 1/2

 

regis,d (1935) - aston,pa (2000) [B23]errors in analysis: missed tac, errors in analy, 1994

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nge2 d5 4. exd5 exd5 5. d4 Nc6 [5... Nf6 6. Bg5 Nc6 7. Bxf6 Qxf6 8. Nxd5 Qd6 9. dxc5] 6. Be3 Nf6 7. dxc5 Qa5 8. Nd4 Ng4 9. Bb5 Nxe3 10. fxe3 [10. Nxc6] 10... Bd7 11. Nb3 Qb4 12. O-O Qh4 [12... O-O-O 13. Rf4] 13. Nxd5 O-O-O 14. Qf3 Be6 15. Bxc6 bxc6 16. Nf4 Bd5 17. Nxd5 cxd5 18. Qf5+ Kc7 19. Qe5+ Kc8 20. Rxf7 Rd7
If only soneone had tapped me on the shoulder here and said "White to play and win" 21. Qe8+ [21. Qe6 Qd8 22. c6] 21... Qd8 22. Qxd8+ Kxd8 23. Rxd7+ [23. Raf1] 23... Kxd7 24. Rd1 Kc6 25. Nd4+ Kxc5 26. Ne6+ Kc6 27. Nf4 Bc5 28. Nxd5 Rf8 29. c4 a5 30. Rf1 Re8 31. Rf3 Re4 32. b3 Kd6 33. Kf2 g6 34. Rf6+ Ke5 35. g3 Bxe3+ 36. Kf3 Bc5 37. Ra6 Bb4 38. Nxb4 Re1 1-0

 

fayle,a - regis,d [B83]errors in analysis: missing op, errors in analy, 1984

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Be2 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 a6 9. a4 Nc6 10. O-O Bd7 11. f4 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 Bc6 13. Bf3 e5 14. Be3 b5 15. fxe5 dxe5 16. Rfd1 Qxd2 17. Bxd2 Bc5+ 18. Kf1 b4 19. Nd5 Bxd5 20. exd5 e4 21. Be2 Nxd5 22. Bc4 Nb6 23. Bb3 a5 24. Ke2 Kh8 25. Be3 Rac8 26. Bxc5 Rxc5 27. Rd4 f5 28. Rad1 h6 29. g3
Black to play. White has one important threat... 29... Rfc8 ...which I missed. Examine every check or capture! 30. Rd8+ Rxd8 31. Rxd8+ Kh7 32. Bg8+ Kg6 33. Rd6+ Kg5 34. h4+ Kg4 35. Rg6+ Kh3 36. Rxb6 Rxc2+ 37. Ke3 Rxb2 38. Be6 Kxg3 39. Bxf5 Ra2 40. Bxe4 Ra3+ 41. Bd3 Rxa4 42. Rg6+ Kxh4 43. Rxg7 Ra1 44. Kf4 b3 45. Rg6 h5 (?) 45...Kh5! 46. Rg7 Kh3 47. Kf3 a4 48. Rg5 Kh4 49. Rg7 [49. Kf4 Re1] 49... a3 50. Kf4 Rh1 51. Be2 a2 52. Rg5 Rf1+ 53. Bxf1 a1=Q 0-1

 

hug - karpov (BBC Bath) [A05]psychology: beating weaker pla, psychology: bea, 1977

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. e3 you aren't going to beat World Champion Karpov this way... 2... b6 3. Be2 Bb7 4. O-O e6 5. b3 d5 6. Bb2 Nbd7 7. c4 Bd6 8. d3 O-O 9. Nbd2 c5 10. Qc2 Re8 11. Rfe1 Rc8 12. a3 e5 13. cxd5 Nxd5 14. Rac1 Bb8
nothing flashy, but Karpov already has an edge 15. Ne4 Qe7 16. Nfd2 f5 17. Ng3 f4 18. Ngf1 fxe3 19. fxe3 N5f6 20. Bf3 e4
leaves White's pawns split and vulnerable 21. Nxe4 Nxe4 22. Bxe4 Bxe4 23. Qc4+ Qe6 24. dxe4 Qxc4 25. bxc4 [25. Rxc4 b5] 25... Rxe4 26. Red1
26... Nf8 27. Rd3 Rce8 28. Kf2 Be5 29. Bxe5 R4xe5 30. Nd2 Ng6 31. Nf3 Re4 32. h3 h6 33. Rcc3 Ne7 34. Rd7 Nf5 35. Nd2 R4e6 36. Rcd3
36... Nxe3 Karpov strikes when necessary 37. Rxa7 Nd1+ 38. Kg1 Rg6 39. Nf3 Ne3 40. Nh4 Rg5 41. Rdd7
Karpov has judged everything calmly 41... Nxg2 42. Nf3 Rg6 43. Kf2 Nf4 44. Re7 Nxh3+ 45. Ke3 Re6+ ! 0-1

 

Krogius - Gheorghiu [B85] psychology: playing for a win, 1964

I would be happy with a draw, but my opponent would be relying on passivity, and would moreover play all the more strongly for having a moral advantage over me. I therefore resolved to face my opponent not with timidity but with b 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e6 7. O-O Qc7 8. f4 Be7 I played quickly: 9. Qe1 Gheorghiu frowned. 9... Nc6 [9... Qb6] 10. Be3 Bd7 11. Qg3 g6
this signals Black's intention to launch an attack, which is however dubious. White 12. Kh1 h5 13. Qe1 h4 14. Bf3 Nh5 15. Nde2 Na5 16. Bd4 "This manoeuvre was based on precise calculation, for at first sight it helps Black double the Rooks." (See move 22!) 16... Rh7 17. b3 Nc6 18. Bf2 Ng3+ "Gheorghiu hurries to force the game." 19. Nxg3 hxg3 20. Bxg3 g5
late!" 21. e5 gxf4 22. exd6 Bxd6 [22... fxg3 23. Qxg3 "and because of the threat of check Black loses."] 23. Nd5 O-O-O 24. Nxc7 fxg3 25. h3 Bxc7 26. Rd1 Rdh8 27. Rxd7 Kxd7 28. Bxc6+ Kxc6 29. Qe4+ Kb6 30. Qd4+ Kc6 31. Rf3 b5 32. Qa7 Rxh3+ 33. gxh3 Rxh3+ 34. Kg2 Rh2+ 35. Kf1 Rh1+ 36. Ke2 Rh2+ 37. Kd3 g2 38. Rxf7 Bb6 39. Qb7+ Kc5 40. b4+ "I did not think one could play like that when going for first place", remarked Gheorghiu. "Not only 'can', but 'must'," - I mentally answered the Roumanian. 1-0

 

polugaevsky - estevez,sochi [A22]psychology: playing stronger p, psychology: pla, 1977

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 e4 4. Ng5 b5
a good messy gambit 5. d3 [5. cxb5 d5] [5. Nxb5 c6 6. Nc3 d5] 5... bxc4 6. dxe4 h6 7. Nf3 Bb7 8. e5 Ne4 9. e3 Bb4 10. Qc2 Qe7 11. Bxc4
11... Ng5 a good way of confusing the issue 12. Nxg5 hxg5 13. Bd2 keeping things together 13... Bxc3 14. Bxc3 Bxg2 15. Rg1 Bf3
16. Qf5 another good stabilising move 16... g4 17. Be2 g6 18. Qf4 Qe6 19. Bxf3 gxf3 20. Rg3 ? [20. Qxf3 Nc6 21. Qg4] 20... Nc6 21. Rxf3 Rb8 22. Rd1 Rh5 23. Qa4
23... Rxe5 best [23... Nxe5 24. Bxe5 Rxe5 25. Qxa7 Rxb2 ? 26. Qa8+ Ke7 27. Qa3+] [23... Rxh2 24. Rf6 Qe7 [24... Rh1+ 25. Ke2 Qh3 +- but not very clear] 25. Rxc6 with strong attack] 24. Bxe5 Nxe5 25. Rf4 Rxb2 26. Qxa7 Qc6 great move 27. e4 Qc3+ [27... g5 28. Rf5 [28. Qd4 Qb5] 28... Qxe4+] 28. Kf1 Qh3+ 29. Kg1 Nf3+ 30. Rxf3 Qxf3 31. Qd4 Kf8 32. Qh8+ Ke7 33. Qe5+ Kf8 Estevez kept coming up with active ideas every time Polu seemed to be getting things under control. Even if he lost, he would have gone down fighting! 1/2

 

ljubojevic,l - andersson,u [B85]psychology: style: direct atta, psychology: sty, 1976

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be2 a6 7. O-O Nf6 8. Be3 Be7 9. f4 d6 10. Qe1 O-O 11. Qg3 Bd7 12. e5 dxe5 13. fxe5 Nxe5 14. Bf4 Bd6 15. Rad1 Qb8 16. Rd3 Ne8 17. Ne4 Bc7 18. Rc3 Nc6 [ 18... f6] 19. Bxc7 Nxd4 20. Bd3 Qa7 21. Nc5 Bb5 [21... Nxc7 22. Bxh7+ [ 22. Qxc7 Nb5] 22... Kxh7 23. Qh4+ Kg8 24. Rh3 f6-+ ] 22. Be5 Nc6
The crowd must have been baying for... 23. Bxh7+ Kxh7 24. Rf4 f6 25. Rh4+ Kg8 26. Qh3 Nd8 27. Bd4 b6 28. Nxe6 Nxe6 29. Qxe6+ Qf7 30. Qe4 g5 31. Rh6 Ra7 32. Rch3 Qg7 33. Rg6 Rff7 34. c4 1-0

 

botvinnik,m - tal,m (wch) [D14]psychology: style: squeeze pla, psychology: sty, 1961

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Bf4 Bf5 7. e3 e6 8. Bb5 Bb4 9. Ne5 Qa5 10. Bxc6+ bxc6 11. O-O Bxc3 12. bxc3 Qxc3 13. Qc1 Qxc1 14. Rfxc1 O-O 15. f3 h6 16. Nxc6 Rfe8 17. a4 Nd7 18. Bd6 Nb6 19. Bc5 Bd3
Patient pressure yields a pawn. 20. Nxa7 Rxa7 21. Bxb6 Ra6 22. a5 Bc4 23. Ra3 f6 24. e4 Kf7 25. Kf2 Raa8 26. Ke3 Reb8 27. Rac3 Rc8 28. g4 Rab8 29. h4 Rc6 30. h5 Rbc8 31. e5 g6 32. hxg6+ Kxg6 33. R3c2 fxe5 34. dxe5 Rh8 35. Rh2 Rcc8 36. Kd2 Bb3 37. a6 Bc4 38. a7 Rh7 39. Ra1 Ra8 40. Be3 Rb7 41. Rxh6+ Kg7 42. Rah1 1-0

 

botvinnik - szilagyi,amsterdam [A07]psychology: style: turning the, psychology: sty, 1966

1. g3 d5 2. Nf3 c6 3. Bg2 Bg4 4. d3 Nd7 5. h3 Bxf3 6. Bxf3 e5 7. Nd2 Ngf6 8. e4 dxe4 9. dxe4 Bc5 10. O-O Qe7 11. c3 O-O 12. b4 Bb6 13. a4 Rfd8 14. Qc2 Rac8 15. Be2
Black's next turns a difficult game into a positionally lost one. Perhaps only Botvinnik could show so clearly why it's lost. 15... c5 16. b5 Ne8 17. Nc4 Nd6
White's next is a tactically sharp move designed to achieve a positional end - the weakening of another white square (e6). 18. Bg5 f6 19. Be3 Nxc4 20. Bxc4+ Kh8 21. a5 Bc7 22. Rfd1 Nf8 23. Qa2 Rxd1+ 24. Rxd1 Rd8 25. Rxd8 Bxd8 26. a6 b6 27. Kg2 Qd7 28. Qe2 Ng6 29. Bb3 Ne7 30. Qc4 h6
White's bind is absolute. 31. Qf7 Kh7 32. Bc4 Qd6 33. h4 Qd1 34. Qe8 f5

Black's first bid for freedom... 35. exf5 Nxf5 36. Bg8+ 1-0

 

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