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TWIC THEORY

Tuesday 22nd March, 2005

NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE


EXCHANGE GRUNFELD
By IM Tibor Karolyi and IM Andrew
Martin
Tibor Karolyi is an International Master, and Trainer.
Hello, I'm Tibor Karolyi.
As a player my best result was to win the Hungarian Open championship in 1984.
Between 1977 and 1986 I was a training partner of Zsuzsa Polgar.
I started to train in 1989, my very first pupil was the 10 year-old Peter Leko. I estimate his
level was 1900; he made 0 point out of 9 in a category III tournament. We stopped working
together in October 1993; by that time he had 2 grandmaster norms and an Elo rating of
2555. Three months later, he broke the record for the youngest ever grandmaster. In 1998
we started to work together again, our work ended at end of 2000.
In 1994 I trained Sofia Polgar for six months. She increased her Elo by 70 points. She
took a silver medal at the world junior championship (under 20) for boys. Shortly after we
stopped working together, she made 12.5 points out of 14 on board two at the Moscow
Olympiad.
My third GM pupil is Zoltan Gyimesi; his best result was the bronze medal at the world
championship under 20. I trained Zoltan from 1991 to 2000; we started to train when he
was 14.
From 1997 to 2000, I trained women GM Ildiko Madl. She made decent scores when I
prepared her for 4 world events. Her result included 6.5 out of 9 on board 1 at the Batumi
European Championship. Monika Grabics won the Hungarian women's championship;
she also made a 2540 performance beating several grandmasters, including Sax.
My pupils have won 7 medals in world junior championships. Tejas Bakre from India won
the Asian under 20. Jure Borisek (Slovenia) was 57th at world junior under 14 in 1999.
After some intensive training with me, he made 3-6 place at the same tournament. I had
many pupils who are international masters, the best of them the two times Hungarian
champion Sandor Videki.

From 2002 April I have been working in Singapore. At the boy's world under 16 team
championship Singapore finished 9th ahead of England and USA. When I started to train
Jason Goh in 2002 he was 7th at the boy's under 14 South Asian championships; his Elo
was 2070. One year later he finished 2nd at the rapid championship, knocking out 3
grandmasters on the way. He eliminated Zaw Win Lay, Adianto and in the semi-final, he
beat grandmaster Wu Shaobin. He did this before his 14th birthday. He was leading the
world under 14 championships in 2003, finishing 4-8th.
In 2004 my book on Judit Polgar was published.

Kruppa,Yuri (2547) - Slizhevsky,Alexander (2407) [D85]


Chigorin mem 12th St Petersburg (9), 24.10.2004
[notes by Andrew Martin]
Greetings!
We recently received a very interesting article by Tibor Karolyi and decided to combine it with an
expanded version of a recent theoretical by Andrew Martin ...
We think you'll agree that the subject matter is very interesting.
Martin investigates Kruppa's 7 Bg5!?, a virtually unknown new idea, and then Karolyi describes
the latest developments after 8 h3, a move used by Vladimir Kramnik against Gary Kasparov.
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bg5!?

A new one on me.


No Grunfeld textbook anywhere, anytime mentions this interesting idea of Yuri Kruppa, and so
this week we will subject 7 Bg5 to as close an examination as we can muster.
If White's centre doesn't fall apart it has to be said that g5 is a good square for the Bishop.
Black's e pawn gets nailed down and there are the usual attacking opportunities based on Qd2,
Bh6 h4-h5 etc. Slow play by Black will give White an excellent Exchange variation in an
improved setting. Thus the critical line is obviously

7...c5! 8.Rc1!?
And this is White's point. c8 hangs after a capture on d4.
It's easy to see why this idea hasn't been considered before. The d4 square looks very
compromised and a move such as ...Qd8-a5 will surely break the back of White's centre.
Matters are not so clear, as you will see.
8...Qa5
I think this is what most Grunfeld players will do, whether surprised or not. It's just so logical to hit
c3. Yet after the coming exchange White benefits in the ending by having his Bishop on g5.
This may have prompted 8...h6!? in the most recent example I could find. Black jabs the Bishop
back to e3 and it's a question of whether ...h7-h6 is weakening or not. 9.Be3 Qa5 10.Qd2 cxd4
11.cxd4 Qxd2+ 12.Bxd2!? (I'm not sure I understand why 12.Kxd2 00 13.Nf3 was rejected)
12...00 13.Nf3 Rd8 14.Bb5 (I prefer 14.Rc7 e6 15.Ba5!? (15.Be3 Nc6 16.e5 Rd7 17.Rxd7 Bxd7
18.Kd2 Nb4 19.a3 Nd5=) 15...b6 16.Bd2 Ba6 17.e5 (17.Be3 Bxf1 18.Rxf1 Na6 19.Rb7 Nb4
20.Kd2 Nc6=) 17...Bxf1 18.Rxf1 Na6 19.Rb7 Rdc8 20.Ke2 Rc2 (20...Rc7 21.Rxc7 Nxc7 22.Rc1
Nd5) 21.a4+/=) 14...e6 (14...Bg4 is interesting: 15.Rc7! (15.d5 e6 16.Bc4 exd5 17.Bxd5 Nc6
18.Bxc6 bxc6 19.Rxc6 Re8 compensation) 15...Bxf3 16.gxf3 a6 17.Bc4 Nc6 18.d5 Ne5
19.Be2+/=) 15.00 (15.Ne5!? Nd7 16.Ba5 Nb6 17.Rd1 Bxe5 18.dxe5 Rxd1+ 19.Kxd1 Bd7 20.Bd3
Na4+/= Kruppa /Komarov I'm not sure what to believe about that last variation.) 15...Nc6 16.Bxc6
bxc6 17.Rfd1 Ba6 18.Be3

draw. Kruppa-Ganguly Dubai 2004.


Either 18...Be2 or 18...Rab8 are satisfactory for Black in this final position.
Virgin ground.;

Meanwhile Kruppa and Komarov mention the crazy variation 8...cxd4 9.cxd4 Bxd4 (9...00 10.Nf3
Bg4 This time Black pretends he's playing a normal line and keeps his Queen on d8 to both hit d4
and give added firepower to his counterplay. 11.d5! And once again this seems to be the way to
put the pressure on. 11...h6 (11...Bxf3 12.gxf3 Nd7 13.Qb3+/= is on the face of it OK for Black but
long term I really trust in those White Bishops. 13...b6; 11...Nd7 12.Be2 Nb6 13.00+/= is a
relatively simplistic way to handle the Black pieces and he has not equalized yet. White could
play Qb3, Rfd1, h3; easy moves and hold at least a slight edge.) 12.Bf4 f5?!

Black wants to say that he is not afraid to duck a challenge but ...f7-f5 looks positionally poor.
There's no going back, that's the problem. 13.Bc7! I'm sure Black missed this move. 13...Qd7
14.e5+/- Bxf3 15.Qxf3 Nc6 16.Qb3! (16.dxc6 Qxc7 17.Bc4+ Kh8 18.cxb7 Qxe5+ 19.Qe3 Qa5+
20.Ke2 Rab8 21.Rb1 f4 unclear) 16...e6 (16...Nd4 17.Qc4 Rac8 18.e6 Qe8 19.Qb4!+/-) 17.Bd6
exd5 18.f4! White insists on dominating the centre. 18...Rfe8 19.Qxd5+ Kh8 20.Bc4 g5 21.g3 Ne7
22.Qb5 Nc6 23.00 gxf4 24.gxf4 Bf8 25.Rcd1 a6 26.Qb2 Bg7 27.Qf2 Rac8 28.Bd5 Ne7 29.Bf7
Red8 30.Bb3 Qe8 31.Rd3 Ng6 32.Rfd1 a5 33.Kh1 a4 34.Bd5 Kh7 35.Bxb7 Rc4 36.Rf3 a3 37.Bd5
Qa4 38.Bxc4 Qxd1+ 39.Qf1 Qa4 40.h3 Nh4 41.Rxa3 Qc2 42.Bd5 Rc8 43.Rd3 Qb2 44.Ba3 Qb5
45.Rd1 Qa4 46.Rc1 Rb8 47.Bd6 Rb2 48.Qc4 Qa5 49.Rd1 Rd2 50.Rxd2 Qxd2 51.Bc5 Ng6 52.e6
Nxf4 53.e7 Qe1+ 54.Bg1 10 Kruppa,Y-Danin,A/St Petersburg 2004) 10.Rxc8 Bxf2+ 11.Kxf2
Qxc8 12.Nf3+/-

assessing this position as clearly better for White. Black is unlikely to go in for this over the board
but if he does I append some extra analysis now: 12...00 a) 12...h6 13.Bb5+ Nc6 14.Be3+/-; b)
12...Nc6 13.Bc4 00 (13...Qg4 14.Qb3! 00 15.Bh6 Qxe4 16.Bxf7+ Rxf7 17.Qxf7+ Kxf7
18.Ng5++-) 14.Bh6 Rd8 15.Qa1+-; 13.Qb3! Nc6 14.Bh6 Rd8 15.Qb2 f6 16.Bc4+ Kh8 17.Rc1 The
dark squares are simply too weak. Perhaps this last variation is the best that Black has, but he
would surely only stumble here rather than come voluntarily.
9.Qd2 cxd4 10.cxd4 Qxd2+ 11.Kxd2

The aforementioned ending. Grunfeld players will know that the King on d2 gives them attacking
opportunities, but that if they don't get it exactly right White's central majority and pressure on the
c file may well carry the day.
Kruppa has added some interesting nuances to the usual ending scenario by putting the bishop
on g5.
11...00
Either castles or 11...Nc6 but then 12.d5 Ne5 13.Rc7!

gives the Bishop on g5 a reason to be and subjects Black to uncomfortable pressure. White has
a definite advantage here: 13...Nd7 14.Bb5 (14.Nf3!

is less committal at this stage and probably better: 14...h6 (14...Kd8 15.Bf4 Nf6 16.Ng5! Rf8
17.Rc4 h6 18.Nf3+/=) 15.Bf4 Kd8 16.Bd3 g5 17.Bg3+/-) 14...Kd8 15.d6 f6 16.Bf4 e5 (16...exd6
17.Bxd6 Bf8 18.Bg3 Ne5 19.Rc2

Whose position is the more disorganised? Seeing the extra Rook in play, I think I would prefer to
be White.) 17.Be3 Bf8 18.Bxd7 Bxd7 19.Rxb7 Bxd6 20.Ne2 (20.Rb1! Bc6 21.f3 Ke7 22.Ne2
Rhd8=/+) 20...Bc6 21.Rg7 Bb4+ 22.Nc3 Bxe4 Now it is White who will have to scrape a draw
23.a3 Bf8 24.Rf7 Bxg2 25.Rg1 Bf3 26.Rxf6 Bb7 27.Rf7 Be7 28.Bg5 Re8 29.Rxh7 Bxg5+ 30.Rxg5
Re7 31.Rxe7 Kxe7 32.Rxg6 Bh1 33.Rg1 Bc6 34.Rg6 Bh1 35.Ra6 Rh8 36.Rxa7+ Kd6 37.Ra6+
Kd7 38.Na4 Rxh2 39.Nc5+ Kc7 40.Rf6 Rh3 41.a4 Ra3 42.Kc2 Bd5 43.Kb2 Rh3 44.a5 e4 45.a6
e3 46.fxe3 Rxe3 47.a7 Re8 48.Kc3 Ra8 49.Kd4 Bc6 50.Na6+ Kb7 51.Nc5+ Kc7 52.Na6+ Kb7
53.Nb4 Be8 54.Rh6 Rd8+ 55.Kc5 Kxa7 56.Nc6+ Taborov,B-Troshohenko,P/Kiev 2004
12.Nf3

12.d5!

was mentioned in Informator 90 as an interesting alternative to the text. It is extremely logical to


assist the Bishop on g5 in this way. I analyse further: 12...e6 a) 12...f5 13.exf5 (13.Bc4!? Kh8
14.Bxe7+/-) 13...Bxf5 14.Bxe7 Bh6+ 15.Kd1! Bxc1 16.Bxf8 Kxf8 17.Kxc1 Nd7 unclear; b)
12...Nd7 13.Nf3 Nf6 14.Bd3 h6 15.Bxf6! Bxf6 16.e5 Bg7 17.Rc7 Rd8 18.Be4 Be6 19.Rxe7 Bxd5
20.Bxd5 Rxd5+ 21.Ke3+/=; 13.Nf3 exd5 14.exd5 h6 (14...Bg4 15.Rc7! Bxf3 16.gxf3 f6 17.Bf4
Rd8 18.Bc4+/-) 15.Be7 Re8 16.Rc7 Nd7 17.d6 a6 18.Bc4+/- In each case White managed to use
the more attacking position of his Bishop on g5 to gain the advantage. Or am I being optimistic?
Instinct says yes but the computer no. The eternal dilemma of modern chess.
12...e6 13.Rc7 Nc6 14.d5
I guess this is similar, although ...Nc6 didn't help much.
14...exd5 15.exd5 Nb4 16.Bc4 b5 17.Bb3 Na6 18.Rcc1 Bf5 19.Rhe1+/-

White has a superior exchange variation on all counts. He holds the usual passed d pawn, the c6
square and his pieces are extremely active.
Black faces a tough defence.
19...Rfc8
19...h6 20.Be7 Rfc8 21.d6 Bb2 22.Rxc8+ Rxc8 23.Rd1 Nc5 24.Bd5 Na4 gives counterplay and
perhaps should have been preferred.
20.d6 Bf8 21.Be7 Rxc1 22.Rxc1 Bxe7 23.dxe7 Re8 24.Rc6! Nb8 25.Rc7 Kg7
25...Nd7 26.Nd4! Rxe7 27.Rxa7 Kf8 28.Nxf5 gxf5 29.Rb7+26.Ne5 Nd7 27.f4
27.Nc6 a5 28.Ke3! a4 29.Bd5 Nf6 30.Kd4+27...Nxe5 28.fxe5 Be4 29.g4 f6 30.Ke3 Bg2 31.exf6+ Kxf6 32.g5+ Kg7 33.Rxa7 Bh1 34.Kf4
Bf3 35.Ke5 Bg2 36.Kd6
A rather triumphant King march.
36...Bh3 37.Bd5 10
New ideas don't crop up every day of the chess year, so if you are looking for something against
the Grunfeld I think it's well worth taking a closer look at 7 Bg5!?
It will certainly set your opponent thinking.

Beliavsky,A (2665) - Mikhalchishin,A (2515) [D85]


15th Vidmar mem, Terme Zrece Slovenia (5), 2003
[notes by Andrew Martin]
It would be inappropriate to leave this subject without mentioning 6...c5, which I believe to be a
very reasonable alternative course.
7 Bg5 would now be far too risky with Black's Queen already primed to enter the game and the
Bishop on f8 could well land a nasty check on b4 too! So I'm recommending 7 Bb5+ now, a move
that makes perfect sense. Black can't block any more with...c7-c6 and faces a difficult choice.
The main problem is that Black is shunted into a position he can't really win if White plays even
half-sensibly.
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 c5 7.Bb5+! Nc6

7...Nd7

is rather passive. In his book on the Grunfeld, Nigel Davies thinks that this is the best way for
Black to play for a win but I just don't see it. Using the simplest methods, White obtains a nice
centre with the Knight on d7 misplaced and Black's queenside difficult to develop. 8.a4! Bg7
9.Nf3 a6 (9...00 10.00+/=) 10.Be2 cxd4 11.cxd4 00 12.00+/=

White answers ...Nf6 with Qd3 and has Ba3 in the offing.;
7...Bd7 8.Be2! Bg7 9.Nf3 00

is again rather prospectless for Black. One might think this is just a normal Exchange Variation
but I remain to be convinced that the Bishop on d7 isn't just simply on the wrong square! Sure,
Black can play ...Bg4 but then it's not so easy for him: (9...cxd4 10.cxd4 Bc6 11.Qd3 00 12.00
e6 13.Ba3! Re8 (13...f5!? 14.e5 Rf7 15.Qb3! Bd5 16.Bc4 Nc6 17.Bxd5 Qxd5 (17...Na5 18.Bxe6!
Nxb3 19.axb3+/- Bf8 20.d5 Bxa3 21.Rxa3 Kg7 22.Bxf7 Kxf7 23.Rd1) 18.Qxd5 exd5 19.Rfe1+/-)
14.Rfe1 Nd7 15.Rac1+/=) 10.00 Bg4 11.Be3 cxd4 (11...Nc6 12.d5! Bxf3 13.Bxf3 Ne5 14.Bxc5+/) 12.cxd4 Nc6 13.d5 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 Bxa1 (14...Ne5 15.Be2+/- f5 16.f4 Ng4 17.Bxg4 Bxa1 18.exf5
Bf6 19.fxg6 hxg6 20.Be6+ Kg7 21.f5+/-; 14...Na5 15.Rb1 b6 16.Qd3+/-) 15.Qxa1+/- Na5 16.Bh6
f6 17.Bxf8 Kxf8 18.Bg4+/- Jimenez Villena,F-Goormachtigh,J Benidorm 2003(18.Qb2+/-)
8.d5!

And so we arrive at Mikhailchishin's choice and Beliavsky's immediate response which takes full
advantage of the Bishop still on f8.
8...Qa5
8...a6 9.Qa4!+/- Rb8 10.dxc6! axb5 11.Qxb5+-

9.Qa4!
A superb move. The tactics work in favour of White:
9...Qxc3+ (only move)
9...Qxa4 10.Bxa4+10.Ke2 Bg7
A shell-shocked Mikhailchishin cannot believe that he is lost so quickly. Yet it is true!
Perhaps 7....Nc6 just isn't playable after 6...c5, and as you can see, even top GM's don't know
this!
10...Qxa1 11.dxc6 Kd8 12.Nf3 Qf6 (12...Bh6 13.Rd1+ Kc7 14.Bf4+ Bxf4 15.Rxa1) 13.Qa5+! b6
14.Qd2+ Qd6 15.Qc3!

and Rd1 comes next. A nice manoeuvre by the White Queen!


11.dxc6 00 12.Rb1 a6
He cannot bring himself to resign and scratches around for compensation. Against a lesser
opponent maybe, but against Beliavsky he has no chance whatsoever.
12...bxc6 13.Bc4! Rd8 14.Qb3+13.Bd3 b5 14.Qa3! Qe5 15.Nf3 Qh5
15...Bg4 16.Bb2 Bxf3+ 17.gxf3 Qh5 18.Bxg7 Kxg7 19.Qc3++16.Be3 c4 17.Bc2 a5 18.Qc5
He could even take on e7: 18.Qxe7 Bg4 19.Qc5!
18...b4 19.Qxh5 gxh5 20.Bd4 Ba6 21.Bxg7 Kxg7 22.Ke3+- Rfc8 23.Ba4 Rab8 24.Rhd1 c3
25.Rd4 f6 26.e5 Bb5 27.exf6+ Kxf6 28.Rf4+ Kg7 29.Bxb5 Rxb5 30.Rc4 Rd5 31.a3 10

White players the world over are looking for ways to pressurize the Grunfeld. I think certainly that
6....c5 7 Bb5+ is the way to go and gives a small edge in every variation, whereas 6...Bg7 is far
more common and then the status of 7 Bg5!? is most unclear.
Perhaps you, the reader, would like to give these moves a try!
My thanks to Jeremy Silman and his fine site, where part of this article has already appeared.

Kramnik,Vladimir (2758) - Kasparov,G (2851) [D85]


Corus Wijk aan Zee NED Wijk (12), 29.01.2000
[notes by Tibor Karolyi]
Kramnik's 8 h3
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.h3

I recently read grandmaster Krasenkow's analysis of this game. He drew the conclusion that
Kasparov comfortably equalized.

Looking back now it is easy to correct the judgement that he drew. White was always slightly
better and Black never had a chance to win. What a gloomy prospect for Kasparov! Anyway, I
have found it interesting to look at what has happened in Kramnik's line ever since. Kasparov,
Anand and even Leko who used the Grunfeld all his life seem to stay away now. Could the line
beginning with 8 h3 be the reason? Maybe not, but for the average mortal it might still work well.
8...00 9.Be2
The first game in my database is from way back: Gawlikowski-Taimanov Szcawno Zdroj 1950.
But the line was dormant for three and a half decades.
With 8 h3 White plans to develop the bishop and castle before he touches the central pawns. He
does not want to be troubled by ...Bg4.
How should Black use the time h3 gives him to undermine the centre?
9...b5

Black's main plans are connected with hitting the d4 or e4 pawns. Kasparov plays an original
move which allows him to choose later on which he will attack.
10.Be3 Bb7
So Kasparov not only gained space on the queenside, but also put pressure on the e4.
11.Qd3 cxd4
11...Nd7!? 12.00 a5 Black defends b5 in an original way. 13.dxc5 (13.Rac1!? Deserves
consideration as the rook steps out from the diagonal, in turn giving a freer hand in the centre.
The speciality of the line, Qb1 might follow. 13...Rb8 14.Bf4+/=) 13...Qc8 14.Rab1 Nxc5 15.Qxb5
(15.Bxc5 Qxc5 16.Rxb5 Qc7 17.Qe3 Although Black often has enough for a pawn on the
queenside, it is hard to say how much compensation Black has here. This time he fights for
equality.) 15...Ba6 16.Qxc5 Bxe2 17.Rfc1 Bd3 Black held the position, Nikolaidis-Delchev,
Cannes 2000.
12.cxd4 Nd7 13.00 Nb6 14.Qb1!

A strong move highlighting the drawback of Kasparov's play. The queenside becomes a target.
14.Bf4!? So that Nc4 will not come with a tempo. 14...f5 This leads to great complications.
(14...Nc4 15.a4 The b5 pawn becomes a target.) 15.Qb3+ Kh8 16.Ne5 Bxe4 (16...Qxd4 17.Nf7+
Rxf7 18.Qxf7 Qxe4 19.Bf3 White is somewhat better.) 17.Bxb5 Nd5 The position is complex.
14...Na4
Kasparov finds a defence in simplification.
14...a6 15.a4
15.Qxb5 Nc3 16.Qxb7 Nxe2+ 17.Kh1 Nxd4 18.Rad1 e5 19.Nxe5
19.Nxd4!? exd4 20.Bxd4 Bxd4 21.Qb4

Kramnik probably should have tried this ending rather than the game continuation. Why?
Because the existance of the queenside pawns favours White. Krasenkow thinks Black can hold,
but it wouldn't be fun for him.

19...Bxe5 20.f4 Bg7 21.e5


21.Bxd4 Bxd4 22.Qb4 Rb8 23.Qxd4 White has chances to convert the advantage into a win.
21...Qb6! 22.Qxb6 axb6 23.Bxd4 Rxa2

24.Bxb6
Black can hold relatively easily as White can't avoid further exchanges of pawns.
24...Re8
24...g5
25.Bd8
It only temporarily stops exchanges.
25...Ra6 26.Bc7 Rae6 27.g4 g5 28.f5 Rc6 29.Rd7 Bxe5 30.Re1 f6 31.Bxe5 Rxe5 32.Rxe5 fxe5
33.Re7 h5 34.Kg2 hxg4 35.hxg4 Rc4 36.Kf3 Rf4+ 37.Kg3 e4

Lalic,B (2531) - Karr,JP (2383) [D85]


Open Cappelle la Grande FRA (7), 01.03.2001
[notes by Tibor Karolyi]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be2 b6

A principled move.
Black tries to find a plan where h2-h3 is a waste of time. This is not certain; White's centre looks
steady.
10.Be3 Bb7 11.Qd3 cxd4
Black can hold back taking, however this move is the most popular.
11...Nd7 12.00 Nf6 13.Nd2 Qd7 14.a4 Rfd8 15.a5 cxd4 16.cxd4 e6 17.Rfb1 White has pressure
on the queenside, Golod-Svidler, P, Blitz 2000.;
11...Qc7 12.00 Rd8 (12...Nd7 13.Rac1 e6 14.e5 Rac8 15.Ng5 Rfd8 16.Qb1 Nb8 17.Ne4 White
is a bit better, Kruppa-Elianov, Elista 2000.) 13.Rfd1 Nd7 14.Qb1 (14.a4) 14...h6 15.a4 e6 16.Ra2
Rac8 17.d5 exd5 18.exd5 c4 19.a5 White has a small advantage, Buhmann-Schulze, Germany
2000.;
11...Ba6 12.Qd2 Qd7 (12...Bxe2 13.Qxe2 Nc6 14.Rd1 (14.00 cxd4 15.cxd4 Nxd4 16.Bxd4 Bxd4
17.Rad1 e5 18.Nxe5 Qc7 19.Nxf7 Bxf2+ White's advantage will be insignificant.) 14...cxd4
15.cxd4 Rc8 16.00 Na5 17.d5 Qd7 18.Bd4 Qa4 19.Bxg7 Kxg7 20.e5 Rfd8 21.Rd4 Qc2 22.Qe3

White centre has a bigger role than the c file, Kharitonov-Jeremic, Halhidiki 2001.) 13.00 Qa4
14.Bxa6 Nxa6 15.Bh6 cxd4 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.cxd4 Rac8 18.h4 Nb4 19.h5 Rfd8 20.Rfd1 Qa5
21.h6+ Kg8 22.d5 White is clearly better, Shipov-Harikrishna, Blitz 2004.
12.cxd4 e6
12...Nd7 13.00 Nf6 14.Nd2 Qd7 15.a4 a5 16.Qb1 e6 17.Bd3 (17.Bb5 Bc6 18.Bxc6 Qxc6 19.Rc1
Qb7 20.f3+/=) 17...Ba6 18.Bxa6 Rxa6 19.Rc1 Rb8 20.Qd3+/=

12...Nc6 13.00 e6 14.Rad1 (14.Rfd1 Transposes to this game.) 14...Qd6 15.Qb5 Rfd8 16.Qg5
h6 17.Qg4 Qb4 18.Qh4 Qe7 19.Qg4 Draw Kruppa-Shishkin, Ukraine 2001.; 12...Ba6 13.Qa3 a)
13.Qd2 Bxe2 (13...Bb7 14.e5 Nc6 (14...Bd5 15.00 Nc6) 15.Rc1 Rc8 16.00 Na5 17.Qb4 Qd7
18.Bg5 Nc6 19.Qd2 e6 (19...Na5!?) 20.Bb5 Qd5!? (20...a6) 21.Bc4 Qd7 22.d5 exd5 23.Qxd5
Nxe5 24.Nxe5 Rashkovsky-Staniszewski, Poland 2001.) 14.Kxe2 Nc6 15.Rac1 Qd7 Wu WenjinNi Hua, China 2001. 16.d5!?; b) 13.Qc2 Bb7 14.Rd1 Nd7 15.00 Rc8 16.Qb1 e6 17.Bg5 Bf6
18.Bh6 Re8 19.Bb5+/= Podkriznik-Orel, Slovenia 2002.; 13...Bxe2 (13...Bb7 14.Bd3 Nc6
15.Rd1+/=) 14.Kxe2 Nc6 15.Rhd1 Na5 16.Rac1 Qd7 17.Bd2 Nc6 18.d5 Nd4+ 19.Nxd4 Bxd4
20.Bb4+/=

I prefer White who went on to win from this position, Prizant-Kalichkin, Tula 2000.
13.00 Nc6 14.Rfd1 Qd6 15.Rab1 Rac8 16.Bg5
16.a3!?

White could try this quiet waiting move, just denying Black b4.16...Na5 17.Bd2 Nc6 18.d5
16...e5
16...h6!? 17.Bh4 f5 This would result in a complicated fight.
17.d5 Nd4 18.Nxd4 exd4 19.Bd2 f5 20.exf5 Rxf5 21.Bg4
Black has some, probably not full compensation.
21...Qxd5 22.f3 Re5 23.Bxc8 Bxc8 24.Rbc1 Bf5 25.Qa6 d3 26.Re1 Qd4+ 27.Kh1 Qf2?
27...Qd7

28.Qc4+ Kh8 29.Rxe5 Bxe5 30.Qf7 10

Lazarev,V (2505) - Dvoirys,S (2568) [D85]


17th Open Geneva SUI (3), 22.01.2001
[notes by Tibor Karolyi]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be2 cxd4
9...Nc6 Black can play without exchanging the c pawns. 10.Be3 Qa5 11.Bd2 (11.00 Rd8 Black
has a grip on the centre.; 11.Qd2 Rd8 Here he has it as well.) 11...cxd4 12.d5 looks dangerous,
so Black probably has nothing better than enter to a main line. 12.cxd4 Qa3
10.cxd4 Nc6

This is the most common move, in a way most in the spirit of the Grunfeld.
Black wastes no time putting pressure on d4. In this line h3 has a function stopping the f3 knight
from being pinned.
Black must do something quickly otherwise White's centre will dominate.
11.Be3 Qa5+
Black plays like they often do in the main lines. This move intends to confuse White's pieces a
bit.
11...f5!?

A move which scores well for Black yet White can establish a small advantage without any
risk:12.exf5 (12.Qb3+ Kh8 13.Rd1 (13.exf5 Qa5+ 14.Bd2 Qxf5 15.Qe3 Be6= Mikanovic-Turov,
Quebec 2001.) 13...fxe4 14.Ng5 Nxd4 15.Qc4 Qa5+ 16.Rd2 Nxe2 (16...e6!?) 17.Nf7+ Rxf7
18.Qxf7 Bd7 Arencibia-Elianov, Ubeda 2001.) 12...Qa5+ 13.Qd2 Qxd2+ 14.Kxd2 Bxf5 15.Bc4+
Kh8 16.Rhd1 (16.Rad1!?+/= White is a fraction better.) 16...Na5 (16...Bxh3 Black should be not
worse with the extra pawn.) 17.Bd3 Rad8 18.Ke2+/=

White has a small edge, Grachev-Belov, Russia 2002.


12.Bd2 Qa3 13.d5 Ne5
13...Bxa1 14.Qxa1 Nb4 15.00 f6 16.Rc1 (16.Bc4!?) 16...a5 17.Bb5 b6 18.Rc3 Qxa2 19.Qxa2
Nxa2 20.Ra3 Nb4 21.Bxb4 Ba6 22.Bxe7

White is somewhat better, Hoeksma-Ernst, 2000 Dieren.


14.Nxe5
14.00 Bxh3 (14...Bd7 Even simpler is this developing move. 15.Nd4 Rfc8 16.Qb3 Qxb3 17.axb3
Nd3 Black has an easy game, Hoffmann-Ricardi, Argentina 2001.) 15.Nxe5 Bxe5 16.Rb1 Bc8
17.Bb4 Qxa2 18.Bxe7 Re8 19.d6 Qe6 20.f4 Bg7 21.e5 Rxe7 22.dxe7 Qxe7 23.Ba6 Bf8 24.Qf3
Qd8 Grandmaster Dvoirys held the position with Black against Belov, Poen Ano Liosia 2001.
14...Bxe5 15.Rb1
15.00 Rd8 (15...Bd7 16.Rb1 Transposes to the game.) 16.Rb1 Qxa2 17.Bb4 e6 18.f4 Bd6
19.Bc3 Qa3 20.Rb3 Qa4 21.Bf6 Rf8 22.e5 Bc5+ 23.Kh1 exd5 24.f5

White's ferocious play led to Black's defeat in 5 more moves, Pedersen, NV-Sigfussion, N,
Budapest First Saturday.

15...Qxa2
15...Bd7 16.Rxb7+/=
16.00 Bd7
16...b6 This was played only once, so I feel it is too early to evaluate the position. White should
have compensation for the pawn. 17.f4 a) 17.Bh6 Rd8 18.f4 Bh8 Unclear Pushkov-Shipov, Elista
2001.; b) 17.Bb4 Bf6 18.f4 With a complex game.(18.Bb5 a5 19.Bd2) ; 17...Bd4+ 18.Kh2 a5
19.Bb5 This position needs practical tests.
17.Rxb7 Ba4 18.Qe1
18.Qc1 has not been tried, it leads to an interesting position: 18...Rac8 (18...Rfc8 19.Rxa7)
19.Qe1 Bc2 20.Bh6 Rfe8 21.Qd2
18...Rfb8 19.Rxb8+
19.Rb4 or 19.Rb7 have been tried but they are only good for a draw.
19...Rxb8 20.Be3 Bc2 21.Qd2 a5
This keeps the position balanced.
22.f4 Bd6 23.e5 Bb4 24.Qd4 Be4 25.Qxe4 Qxe2 26.Rf2 Qb5 27.f5 Bc3 28.e6 Qb1+ 29.Qxb1
Rxb1+ 30.Kh2 Be5+
It is very hard to draw conclusions on this particular line with h3 and Be2. There is no clear way
found to neutralise it or kill the play. It is worth trying occasionally. If you are playing Black, you
need serious advance preparation or expensive losses may follow.

Supplementary Games
Gawlikowski,Stanislaw - Taimanov,Mark E [D85]
Szcawno Zdroj Szcawno Zdroj, 1950
1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.d4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 g6 7.e4 Bg7 8.h3 00 9.Be2 b6 10.0
0 Bb7 11.e5 cxd4 12.cxd4 Na6 13.Qa4 Nc7 14.Ba3 Qe8 15.Qb3 Qd7 16.Rad1 Bd5 17.Bc4 Rac8
18.Nd2 Bh6 19.Bxd5 Nxd5 20.Ne4 Qc6 21.Qg3 Rfe8 22.Qh4 Bg7 23.Rd3 f5 24.exf6 Bxf6 25.Qg4
Red8 26.f4 Qc4 27.Rfd1 Rc6 28.f5 Bg7 29.fxg6 Rxg6 30.Qh4 Rf8 31.Bxe7 Rf4 32.Qe1 Nxe7
33.Nd6 Qd5 01

Cano,Juan Ivan - Henao,Raul Fernando (2390) [D85]


Medellin Jose A Clavijo-mem Medellin, 2000
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.h3 00 8.Nf3 c5 9.Be3 Nc6
10.Be2 Qa5 11.00 Rd8 12.Qd3 b6 13.Rfd1 Bb7 14.Qc4 cxd4 15.cxd4 Rac8 16.Qb3 Qb4 17.e5
Qxb3 18.axb3 a5 19.Bc4 Nb4 20.Ne1 Bd5 21.Rac1 b5 22.Bxb5 Bxb3 23.Rxc8 Rxc8 24.Rb1 Ba2
25.Rb2 Bc4 26.Ba4 e6 27.Bd2 Bf8 28.Nc2 Rd8 29.Nxb4 axb4 30.Bxb4 Rxd4 31.Bxf8 Kxf8
32.Rb4 Re4 33.Bc6 Re1+ 34.Kh2 Bd3 35.f4 g5 36.Rd4 Bf5

Nikolaidis,Ioannis - Khamrakulov,Ibragim S [D85]


Nikea op, 2000
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be2 cxd4
10.cxd4 Nc6 11.Be3 Qa5+ 12.Bd2 Qa3 13.d5 Ne5 14.Nxe5 Bxe5 15.00 Bd7 16.Rb1 Qxa2
17.Rxb7 Ba4 18.Qe1 Rfb8 19.Rxe7 Bd6 20.Bg5 h6 21.Bf6 Kf8 22.Qc1 Bxe7 23.Qxh6+ Ke8
24.Bxe7 Kxe7 25.Qh4+ Kf8 26.Qh8+ Ke7

Prizant,Jaroslav - Kalichkin,Igor [D85]


Tula-ch op, 2000
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.d4 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be2 cxd4
10.cxd4 b6 11.Be3 Bb7 12.Qd3 Ba6 13.Qa3 Bxe2 14.Kxe2 Nc6 15.Rhd1 Na5 16.Rac1 Qd7
17.Bd2 Nc6 18.d5 Nd4+ 19.Nxd4 Bxd4 20.Bb4 Bf6 21.Rc6 Rfc8 22.Rdc1 Kf8 23.Qa6 Rxc6
24.Rxc6 Be5 25.Qc4 Rd8 26.a4 Qb7 27.Bd2 Qd7 28.Bc3 Bb8 29.Qd4 f6 30.Qc4 Qb7 31.Bb4 Kg7
32.Kd3 Be5 33.Re6 Rd7 34.Rc6 Rd8 35.Kc2 h5 36.Kb3 h4 37.Bc3 Bd6 38.Bb4 Be5 39.Bc3 Bd6
40.Bd4 Rd7 41.Be3 Rc7 42.Rxc7 Bxc7 43.Qb5 Bd8 44.Bf4 g5 45.Bh2 Kf8 46.f3 a6 47.Qc6 Qxc6
48.dxc6 e5 49.Kc4 Ke7 50.Kd5 Bc7 51.Bg1 Kf7 52.Bxb6 Bxb6 53.Kd6 Kg6 54.c7 Bxc7+ 55.Kxc7
g4 56.a5 gxh3 57.gxh3 Kg5 58.Kb7 Kf4 59.Kxa6 Kg3 60.Kb5 Kxh3 61.a6 Kg2 62.a7 h3 63.a8Q
h2 64.Qg8+ Kxf3 65.Qh7 Kg2 66.Qg6+ 10

Onischuk,Alexander (2637) - Ftacnik,Lubomir (2579) [D85]


Bundesliga 9900 Germany (10), 19.02.2000
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be2 Nc6
10.Be3 cxd4 11.cxd4 Qa5+ 12.Bd2 Qa3 13.d5 Ne5 14.Nxe5 Bxe5 15.00 Bd7 16.Rb1 Qxa2
17.Rxb7 Ba4 18.Qe1 Rfb8 19.Rb4 Rxb4 20.Bxb4 Rc8 21.Ba6 Rc7 22.Qb1 Qxb1 23.Rxb1 Bc2

Golod,Vitali (2566) - Svidler,Peter (2672) [D85]


Oz.com qualifier blitz Internet ICC (7), 05.03.2000
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be2 b6
10.Be3 Bb7 11.Qd3 Nd7 12.00 Nf6 13.Nd2 Qd7 14.a4 Rfd8 15.a5 cxd4 16.cxd4 e6 17.Rfb1 b5
18.a6 Bc6 19.Bf3 Rab8 20.Nb3 b4 21.Nc5 Qe7 22.Qc4 Nd7 23.Nd3 Rdc8 24.Rxb4 Nb6 25.Qb3
Qd8 26.Nc5 Nd7 27.Nb7 Qe7 28.Rc1 Nb6 29.Nc5 Be8 30.Rd1 e5 31.d5 Bf8 32.d6 Qf6 33.d7
Bxd7 34.Rxb6 Rxb6 35.Nxd7 Rxb3 36.Nxf6+ Kg7 37.Nd5 Bc5 38.Rc1 Bxe3 39.Rxc8 Rb1+
40.Kh2 Bxf2 41.Rc7 h5 42.g4 h4 43.Rb7 Ra1 44.g5 Rxa6 45.Bg4 Be1 46.Kg2 Bd2 47.Nc7 Rb6
48.Rxa7 Rb2 49.Kf3 Rb3+ 50.Ke2 Bxg5 51.Ne6+ Kf6 52.Nxg5 Kxg5 53.Rxf7 Rb4 54.Kd3 Rd4+
55.Ke3 Ra4 56.Rf8 Ra3+ 57.Kd2 Ra4 58.Kd3 Rd4+ 59.Ke3 Ra4 60.Be2 Ra3+ 61.Bd3 Ra1
62.Re8 Rh1 63.Rxe5+ Kf6 64.Ra5 Rxh3+ 65.Kd4 Rh1 66.e5+ Ke7 67.Ra7+ Kd8 68.e6 10

Hoeksema,Erik (2409) - Ernst,Sipke (2373) [D85]


Dieren Dieren Open (6), 24.07.2000
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be2 Nc6
10.Be3 cxd4 11.cxd4 Qa5+ 12.Bd2 Qa3 13.d5 Bxa1 14.Qxa1 Nb4 15.00 f6 16.Rc1 a5 17.Bb5
b6 18.Rc3 Qxa2 19.Qxa2 Nxa2 20.Ra3 Nb4 21.Bxb4 Ba6 22.Bxe7 Bxb5 23.Bxf8 Kxf8 24.Rb3
Bc4 25.Rxb6 a4 26.Rxf6+ Kg8 27.Rc6 Bd3 28.Nd2 a3 29.Rc1 a2 30.Ra1 Ra4 31.f3 Kf7 32.Kf2
Bc2 33.h4 Kf6 34.f4 Bxe4 35.Nxe4+ Rxe4 36.Rxa2 Rxf4+ 37.Kg3 Rd4 38.Ra5 Ke5

Savchenko,Stanislav (2579) - Conquest,Stuart (2529) [D85]


Torshavn 3rnd Int (7), 12.10.2000
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be2 b6
10.Be3 Bb7 11.Qd3 cxd4 12.cxd4 Nd7 13.00 Nf6 14.Nd2 Qd7 15.a4 a5 16.Qb1 e6 17.Bd3 Ba6
18.Bxa6 Rxa6 19.Rc1 Rb8 20.Qd3 Raa8 21.Nc4 Qb7 22.Nd6 Qd7 23.Nb5 Rc8 24.Rab1 h5
25.Bf4 Rxc1+ 26.Rxc1 Rc8 27.Rd1 Bf8 28.d5 exd5 29.exd5 Rc5 30.d6 Rd5 31.Qb3 Rxd1+
32.Qxd1 Qf5 33.Be3 Nd7 34.Qc1 Kh7 35.h4 Bg7 36.Qd1 Qe4 37.g3 Bf6 38.Bf4 Bxh4 39.Qb3
Kg7 40.Qc3+ Bf6 41.Qc8 Qf5 42.Nc7 Bd4 43.Ne8+ Kh7 44.Qc4 Bh8 45.Kg2 h4 46.gxh4 b5
47.axb5 Nb6 48.Qc1 Qxb5 49.Nc7 Qf5 50.Bg3 a4 51.Qe3 Nd7 52.Na6 Qd5+ 53.Kg1 Qb3 54.Qe4
a3 55.Nb4 Bc3 56.Nc2 a2 57.Kh2 Nf6 58.Qe7 Kg7 59.h5 Qxc2 60.h6+ Kxh6 61.Qxf7 a1Q 01

Shipov,S (2640) - Gustafsson,J (2506) [D85]


Open Ano Liosia GRE (5), 31.12.2000
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be2 b5
10.Be3 Bb7 11.Qd3 Nd7 12.00 Nb6 13.Qxb5 cxd4 14.Bxd4 Bxd4 15.Nxd4 Bxe4 16.Rfd1 Qc7
17.c4 Rac8 18.Rac1 Rfd8 19.c5 Nd5 20.c6 Nf4 21.Bf3 Bd3 22.Qc5 e5 23.Nb5 Bxb5 24.Rxd8+
Rxd8 25.Qxb5 Ne6 26.Qb7 Rc8 27.Re1 Nd4 28.Bd5 Kg7 29.f4 Nf5 30.fxe5 Qa5 31.Qxf7+ Kh6
32.Rf1 Qc5+ 33.Kh2 Rf8 34.Rc1 Qa3 35.Rc3 Qb4 36.Rc4 Qa3 37.Rc3 Qb4 38.Rc4 Qa3 39.Rc3

Ivanov,Se (2574) - Akesson,R (2486) [D85]


Rilton Cup Stockholm SWE (4), 30.12.2000
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be2 b6
10.Be3 Bb7 11.Qd3 Ba6 12.Qd2 Bxe2 13.Qxe2 Nc6 14.00 cxd4 15.cxd4 Nxd4 16.Bxd4 Bxd4
17.Rad1 e5 18.Nxe5 Qc7 19.Nxf7 Bxf2+ 20.Qxf2 Rxf7 21.Qxf7+ Qxf7 22.Rxf7 Kxf7 23.Rd7+ Kf6
24.Rxh7 Re8 25.Rxa7 Rxe4 26.Kf2 Rc4 27.Ra6 Kg5 28.Ra3 b5 29.Ke3 Rc2 30.g3 b4 31.Kd3
Rg2 32.Ra5+ Kh6 33.g4 Rg3+ 34.Kc4 Rxh3 35.g5+ Kh5 36.Kxb4 Rh4+ 37.Kc3 Rh3+ 38.Kd4
Rh4+ 39.Ke3 Rh3+ 40.Kf4 Rh4+ 41.Kg3 Rc4 42.a4 Rb4 43.Kf3 Rc4 44.Ke2 Rb4 45.Kd3 Rf4
46.Kc3 Rf3+ 47.Kc4 Rf4+ 48.Kb5 Kxg5 49.Ra8 Rf1 50.a5 Rb1+ 51.Kc6 Ra1 52.a6 Kg4 53.Kb6
g5 54.Rg8 Rb1+ 55.Ka7 Kf4 56.Rb8 Ra1 57.Rb4+ Kf3 58.Rb3+ Kf2 59.Rb4 Kf3

Arencibia,W (2534) - Eljanov,P (2556) [D85]


Open Ubeda ESP (5), 25.01.2001
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be2 Nc6
10.Be3 cxd4 11.cxd4 f5 12.Qb3+ Kh8 13.Rd1 fxe4 14.Ng5 Nxd4 15.Qc4 Qa5+ 16.Rd2 Nxe2
17.Nf7+ Rxf7 18.Qxf7 Bd7 19.Kxe2 Bb5+ 20.Ke1 Rc8 21.f3 exf3 22.Qe6 Rd8 23.gxf3 Qc3
24.Qb3 Rd3 25.Bf4 Rxf3 26.Qxb5 Rxf4 27.Qxb7 h5 28.Kd1 Kh7 29.Re1 Qxh3 30.Rxe7 Qg4+
31.Ke1 Qg3+ 32.Ke2 Rf2+ 33.Kd1 Rf1+ 01

Wu Wenjin (2570) - Ni Hua (2534) [D85]


TCh-CHN Men Suzhou, Jiangsu CHN (5), 30.03.2001
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be2 b6
10.Be3 Bb7 11.Qd3 cxd4 12.cxd4 Ba6 13.Qd2 Bxe2 14.Kxe2 Nc6 15.Rac1 Qd7 16.Rhd1 Rac8
17.Kf1 Na5

Rashkovsky,N (2503) - Staniszewski,Pi (2448) [D85]


Bank Pocztowy Open A Bydgoszcz POL (2), 28.04.2001
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be2 cxd4
10.cxd4 b6 11.Be3 Bb7 12.Qd3 Ba6 13.Qd2 Bb7 14.Qd3 Ba6 15.Qd2 Bb7 16.e5 Nc6 17.Rc1 Rc8
18.00 Na5 19.Qb4 Qd7 20.Bg5 Nc6 21.Qd2 e6 22.Bb5 Qd5 23.Bc4 Qd7 24.d5 exd5 25.Qxd5
Nxe5 26.Nxe5 Qc7 27.Qd7 Bxe5 28.Bxf7+ Rxf7 29.Rxc7 Bxc7 30.Qe6 Bd8 31.Rd1 Bxg5 32.Rd7
Rcf8 33.Rxb7 Bh6 34.Rxa7 Kg7 35.Ra4 Bg5 10

Grachev,B (2394) - Belov,Vl (2487) [D85]


ch-RUS Boys U20 Vladimir RUS (4), 04.03.2002
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be2 Nc6
10.Be3 cxd4 11.cxd4 f5 12.exf5 Qa5+ 13.Qd2 Qxd2+ 14.Kxd2 Bxf5 15.Bc4+ Kh8 16.Rhd1 Na5
17.Bd3 Rad8 18.Ke2 Nc6 19.Rab1 b6 20.Bxf5 Rxf5 21.Rbc1 Nb4 22.Rc4 Nd5 23.Rdc1 Kg8
24.g4 Rff8 25.Ng5 Rd6 26.Rc8 h6 27.Rxf8+ Bxf8 28.Ne4 Rd8 29.Rc6 Kf7 30.Nc3 Bg7 31.Nxd5
Rxd5 32.Kd3 Ra5 33.Rc2 Ra4 34.f4 Ke6 35.Ke4 Kd7 36.h4 Ra5 37.f5 gxf5+ 38.gxf5 h5 39.Rg2
Bf6 40.Bg5 Bh8 41.Bf4 Bf6

Podkriznik,G (2299) - Orel,O (2346) [D85]


ch-SLO Dobrna SLO (3), 05.08.2002
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 00 8.h3 c5 9.Be2 cxd4
10.cxd4 b6 11.Be3 Bb7 12.Qd3 Ba6 13.Qd2 Bb7 14.Qd3 Ba6 15.Qc2 Bb7 16.Rd1 Nd7 17.00
Rc8 18.Qb1 e6 19.Bg5 Bf6 20.Bh6 Re8 21.Bb5 a6 22.Bxd7 Qxd7 23.Ne5 Qd8 24.Ng4 Bh8
25.Bf4 h5 26.Ne5 b5 27.Qd3 b4 28.Rc1 Bg7 29.Qe3 Qa5 30.Qe2 Qb6 31.Rfd1 Rxc1 32.Bxc1
Rd8 33.Qf3 Qc7 34.Bf4 Qe7 35.g4 hxg4 36.hxg4 g5 37.Bg3 a5 38.Qe3 a4 39.Rb1 Rc8 40.Qe1
Rc3 41.Kh2 a3 42.Qe2 b3 43.axb3 Qb4 44.Qd2 Bxe4 45.Ra1 Rxb3 46.Qxg5 Qxd4 47.Qh5 Rb7
48.Rxa3 Qd8 49.Re3 Bd5 50.g5 Qe8 51.Ng4 Rb1 52.f3 Qc6 53.Bf2 Qc7+ 54.Kg2 Qf4 55.Nh6+
Kf8 56.Bg3 Rb2+ 57.Kh3 e5 58.Bxf4 exf4 10

Mertanen,J (2241) - Akesson,R (2440) [D85]


32nd Rilton Cup Stockholm SWE (4), 30.12.2002
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be2 b6 10.0
0 Bb7 11.Qd3 e6 12.Rd1 Nd7 13.Be3 Rc8 14.Rac1 Qc7 15.Qb1 h6 16.Bc4 Nf6 17.Bd3 Rfd8
18.Nd2 Nd7 19.e5 Bd5 20.Ne4 c4 21.Bc2 Rb8 22.h4 b5 23.h5 gxh5 24.Ng3 h4 25.Nh5 Qc6
26.Nf4 f5 27.Qb2 Kh7 28.Rb1 Rg8 29.Kh2 Bf8 30.Rg1 Be7 31.Qc1 Rg4 32.f3 Rg3 33.Nh5 Rbg8
34.Bf4 Bxf3 35.Nxg3 hxg3+ 36.Bxg3 Bd5 37.Qd2 Rg5 38.Rgf1 Nf8 39.Rf2 Ng6 40.Bd1 Be4
41.Bf3 Bxf3 42.Rxf3 Qd5 43.Qe2 Rg4 44.Rd1 Bg5 45.a4 bxa4 46.Ra1 h5 47.Kh1 h4 48.Bh2 Qb5
49.Qa2 Re4 50.Qxa4 Re1+ 51.Bg1 Qxa4 52.Rxa4 Nf4 53.Kh2 Ne2 54.Bf2 Rc1 55.Rxc4 Bf4+
56.Rxf4 Nxf4 57.Be3 Rf1 58.Bxf4 Rxf4 59.Rc7+ Kg6 60.Re7 Rf2 61.Rxe6+ Kg5 62.Ra6 f4
63.Rxa7 f3 64.Rg7+ Kh6 65.Rf7 10

Harmon,C (2205) - Yermolinsky,A (2565) [D85]


Western Class Championships, Agoura Hil, 2004
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.Nc3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 c5 8.h3 Nc6 9.Be3 Qa5
10.Qd2 cxd4 11.cxd4 Qxd2+ 12.Kxd2 00 13.Rc1 Rd8 14.Bc4 Nxd4 15.Nxd4 Bxd4 16.Bxd4
Rxd4+ 17.Ke3 Rd7 18.Rhd1 Kf8 19.Rxd7 Bxd7 20.Bd5 Rc8 21.Rxc8+ Bxc8 22.Kd4 g5 23.Kc5 h5
24.e5 h4 25.a4 Kg7 26.a5 f6 27.exf6+ Kxf6 28.Bf3 Ke5 29.Be2 Bf5 30.Bc4 Be4 31.f3 Bf5 32.Bd5
b6+ 33.axb6 axb6+ 01

Shipov,S (2593) - Harikrishna,P (2599) [D85]


ACP Blitz Prelim4 playchess.com INT (17), 15.04.2004
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be2 b6
10.Be3 Bb7 11.Qd3 Ba6 12.Qd2 Qd7 13.00 Qa4 14.Bxa6 Nxa6 15.Bh6 cxd4 16.Bxg7 Kxg7
17.cxd4 Rac8 18.h4 Nb4 19.h5 Rfd8 20.Rad1 Qa5 21.h6+ Kg8 22.d5 e6 23.Qd4 e5 24.Qxe5 f6
25.Qe6+ 10

Harmon,C (2184) - Orso,M (2350) [D85]


29th Elekes Mem IM Budapest HUN (5), 19.05.2004
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be3 Nc6
10.Rc1 cxd4 11.cxd4 Qa5+ 12.Qd2 Qxd2+ 13.Kxd2 Rd8 14.Bc4 Na5 15.Bd3 Bd7 16.Rc7 h6
17.Rhc1 e6 18.Ke2 g5 19.R1c5 b6 20.Rc1 Bf8 21.e5 Ba3 22.R1c3 Bb4 23.Rc1 Ba3 24.R1c3 Bb4
25.Rc1

Harmon,C (2184) - Golod,V (2552) [D85]


Dake Mem McMinnville USA (4), 08.06.2004
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.h3 00 9.Be3 Qa5
10.Qd2 Nc6 11.Rc1 Rd8 12.d5 e6 13.Bh6 exd5 14.exd5 Rxd5 15.Qxd5 Bxh6 16.Ng5 Be6 17.Qd2
Rd8 18.Qe3 Rd5 19.f4 Bxg5 20.Be2 Re5 21.Qf2 Nd4 22.fxe5 Bxc1 23.Qg3 Bd2+ 01
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