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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Middle game themes 15

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Middlegame Themes 15


V. Ivanchuk -- V. Anand

Buenos Aires 1994 Sicilian Defence, Maroczy Bind






1...Qc8 [1...Qd7?? 2.Bxc5 dxc5 3.Qxe5; 1...Qf6 2.g5 Qf5?? 3.Bg4 Qe4 4.f3] 2.Kg2 Bg7 [2...gxh5 3.Rh1 hxg4 4.Bxg4 f5 5.Bxc5 Qxc5 Diagram



a) 5...dxc5 6.Qxe5 fxg4 7.Qg5+ Kh8 8.Rxh7+ Kxh7 9.Rh1#;

b) 5...fxg4 6.Qe4 ( Now the h7-pawn cannot be defended.) 6...Qxc5 7.Qxh7+ (7.Rxh7 Qd4 8.Qg6+ Bg7 9.Rbh1 Kf8 10.R1h5 e6 11.dxe6 Re7 12.Rh8+ Bxh8 13.Rf5+ Bf6 14.Rxf6+ Qxf6 15.Qxf6+ Ke8 16.Qh8#) ;

c)
5...Rf8 6.Bh3 Qxc5 7.f4 Bxf4 8.Bxf5; 6.Bxf5] 1–0