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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Anotated Games

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G Kamasky     ------     N. Short

Linaras PCA  Ct (5) 1994

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3   ( It is a Nimzo Indian Defence, Rubinstein Variation. The Rubinstein Variationis named after the Great Polish player Akiba Rubinstein.) 4...c5 5.Bd3  ( Black scored well in the line 5 Ne2  cxd4  6  exd4  0–0  7 a3  Be7  8  d5  exd5  9  cxd5  Bc5 ) 5...Nc6 6.Nge2 cxd4 7.exd4 d5 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.0–0 Bd6 10.Ne4 Be7  ( We always say that in the opening the same piece should not be moved twice or more. Here the last to moves break this rule. But the Black did so to move the White knight from c3 so that Black will have unchallenged knight on the central outpost at d5.) 11.a3  

(White wants to follow up with Bc2 and Qd3 without being harassed by Black moving a knight to b4 ) 11...0–0 12.Bc2 Re8 13.Qd3 g6  ( f5 will create weaknesses at e5 and e6 ) 14.Bh6 b6 15.Rad1 Bb7 16.Rfe1 Rc8 17.Bb3 a6

 ( after 17  ...Na5   18  Ba2 the black knight on the rim is facing the unpleasant prospect of being kicked back by 19 b4, ) 18.N2g3  ( White has a planning in the mind, to move towards the Kingside and attack the black king) 18...Nb8 19.Qf3 

  ( White's plan is very clear 20 Nh5 ) 19...Rc7  (  It's a Blunder since the white's next move will be Nh5 as per plan) 20.Nh5

Nd7 21.h4 N7f6 [21...Bxh4 22.Nd6 Re7 23.g3 Bf6 24.Nxb7 Rxb7 25.Bxd5 exd5 26.Nxf6+ Nxf6 27.Qxf6 Rxe1+ 28.Rxe1 Qxf6 29.Re8#] 22.Nhxf6+ Nxf6 23.d5  ( The d-pawn makes a decisive break through, not fearing the four black units that are currently covering the d5-square) 23...Nxe4 [23...Nxd5 24.Bxd5 Bxd5 25.Rxd5 exd5 26.Nf6+ Kh8 (26...Bxf6 27.Rxe8+ Qxe8 28.Qxf6 Qe1+ 29.Kh2  ( leaves black in a poor position)) ] 24.dxe6 f5 25.Rxd8 Rxd8 26.Rd1 1–0

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