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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Middlegame Strategy.

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(1) Carlsen,M (2484) - Popov,Val (2580)
Wijk aan Zee III, 2004

1.c4!ƒ Rxf1+ [1...dxc4 2.Rxf8+ Kxf8 (2...Bxf8 3.Bh5+ g6 4.Qd8+ Kf7 5.Rf1+ Kg8 6.Qc7+-) 3.Qf4+ Ke8 (3...Kg8 4.Qxe4 Ra7 5.Rb8+-) 4.Rf1!+- (4.Qxe4 Bxg5 5.Qxa8 Qc5 6.Bf3±) 4...Ra7 (4...Bxg5 5.Qf7+ Kd8 6.Rd1+) 5.Qf7+ Kd7 6.Rd1+ Kc6 7.Qe8+ Kb6 (7...Bd7 8.Qxe7) 8.Qxc8 1 : 0 Carlsen - Popov] 2.Rxf1 Bb7 [2...Qb4 3.Qf4 Bxg5 4.Qxg5 Qb2 5.Bd1± ƒ] 3.Bg4 Bxg5 [3...Qd3 4.Qf2+-] 4.Qxg5± Line








(2) Yurtaev,L (2527) - Carlsen,M (2484)
Moscow, 2004

1...Bf2! [1...Ne5? 2.c5! e3 3.Bb4 Bxa5 (3...Bxe2 4.cxb6 Nd3 5.Nc6 Nxc1 6.b7 Rab8 7.Nxb8 Rxb8 8.Rxc1 Bg4 9.h3 Bf5 10.g4+-) 4.Bxa5 Bxe2 5.Rxe2 Nd3 6.Rc3 Nf4 7.Rexe3 Nxd5 8.Rxe8+ Rxe8 9.Rd3²; 1...Nc5 2.Nc6 …Bxe2 3.Rxe2 Nd3 4.Rf1] 2.Rf1 e3! 3.Bxd3 [3.Bxe3 Bxe2 4.Bxf2 Bxf1 5.Rxf1 Re2µ] 3...exd2 4.Rcd1 Re1 5.Rxd2 [5.g4 Ne5 6.Rxd2 Nxd3 7.Kg2 Rxf1 8.Kxf1 Be1 9.Rxd3 Bxa5 10.c5 Bb4 11.c6 Bd6µ] 5...Rxf1+ 6.Bxf1 Be1 7.Rb2 [7.Rd1 Bxa5 8.cxb5 axb5 9.Bxb5 Rd8 10.d6 Kf8 11.g3 (11.a3 Nf6 12.d7 Bc3 13.Rd3 Be5 14.Kg1 Ke7–+) 11...Nf6 12.d7 Ke7 13.a3 Nxd7 14.b4 Ne5 15.Rxd8 (15.Re1 Bc7 16.a4 Rd4 17.Rb1 Bd6–+) 15...Bxd8 16.a4 Kd6 0 : 1 Yurtaev - Carlsen] 7...Bxa5 8.b4 Bd8 9.cxb5 a5µ Line










(3) Carlsen,M (2484) - Dolmatov,S (2591)
Moscow, 2004

1.Rxe7! Qxe7 2.Qf4 Bd7 3.Ne4 d5 4.Nxf6 h6 5.Bh4 g5 6.Qd4 1–0