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Spitz Patrick - Rause Olita

1/2-1/2, 2004.

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 b5 6. Bd3 d6 Qb6 is the other successful move, for instance :

[6... Qb6 7. Be3 Bc5 8. Be2 Nc6 9. Nxc6 dxc6 10. Bxc5 Qxc5 11. Qd3 e5 12. Qg3 g6 13. O-O-O Nf6 14. f4 Be6 15. f5 Bc8 16. Qh4 Qe7 17. Rhf1 Rg8 18. Rd3 Ra7 19. fxg6 Rxg6 20. Rdf3 Ng4 21. Rh3 Qxh4 22. Rxh4 Ne3 23. Rf2 Nxg2 24. Rxh7 Nf4 , Svidler - J. Polgar, Francfort (rapide, 0-1, 66).]

7. O-O

[7. a3 to avoid b4, has already been played: 7... Nf6 8. Bg5 Nbd7 9. f3 Be7 10. O-O O-O 11. Kh1= L. Schneider - Adamski, 1995 (0-1, 34).]

7... Nf6 8. Qe2 Be7 9. f4 Bb7 10. a4 b4 11. Nd1 I was following the game A. Sokolov - Markowski, Germany 2001, with the plan to play the Knight to g4 via f2. 11... O-O 12. Nf2

[In the game Jakubowski - Markowski, Warsaw 2003, was played 12. Rf3 Nbd7 13. Nf2 g6 14. Rh3 e5 15. Nf3 exf4 16. Bxf4 Re8 17. Qd2 d5 18. Ng5 Bc5 19. Kh1 Qe7 and Black had a good game (0-1, 38).]

12... Nc6 13. Nxc6 Bxc6 14. a5 A thematic move in this position to prepare a possible Bb6. 14... Qc7

[14... Bb7 15. Be3 Qc7 16. Bb6 Qc6 17. c3]

15. Be3 A common move in this position, although other choices were possible : b3 followed by Bb2 or Bd2 Qb7, c3. 15... Qb7

[15... Nd7 16. Ng4 (16. Bxa6 Rfb8 17. Rfd1 Nc5 18. Bc4 Nxe4 19. Nxe4 Bxe4 20. Bb6 Qc6=; 16. f5 Bf6; 16. Bd4 e5 17. fxe5 dxe5 18. Be3 Bc5=) 16... Nc5 (16... Bb7 17. f5 exf5 18. exf5 Rfe8 (18... f6 19. Bd2 Qc5 20. Kh1 Ne5 21. Rf4 b3 22. Rb4 Bd5 23. Ne3 Nxd3 24. Qxd3 Bf7 25. cxb3 Rfb8 26. Rxb8 Rxb8 27. Rc1 Qa7 28. Rc6 Bxb3 29. Nd5 Bxd5 30. Qxd5 Kf8 31. Qd3 Ra8 32. Be3 Qb7 33. Rb6 Qc8) 19. f6 Bxf6 20. Nxf6 Nxf6 21. Rxf6 gxf6 22. Qg4 Kf8 23. Re1 (23. Bh6 Ke7 24. Re1 Kd8 25. Rxe8 Kxe8 26. Qxb4 Qc5 27. Qxc5 dxc5 28. Be3; 23. Bd4 Re6 24. Bf5 (24. Bxh7 Rae8 25. Rf1 Qxa5 26. Bxf6 Rxf6 27. Rxf6 Qc5 28. Kf1 Qe5 29. Qg8 Ke7 30. Rxf7 Kd8 31. Qg3 Qxg3 32. hxg3 Re7 33. Rxe7 Kxe7 34. Bd3 a5) 24... Rae8 25. Bxe6 Rxe6=) 23... Re5 24. Qxb4 (24. Bh6 Ke7 25. Rxe5 fxe5 26. Qg5 Ke8 27. Qg8 Ke7 28. Qg5 Kd7=) 24... Qxa5 25. Qh4 Ke7=) 17. Bxc5 ( 17. f5 with the idea f6 17... exf5 (17... Nxe4 18. f6 (18. Bxa6 d5 19. fxe6 fxe6) 18... gxf6 19. Bd4 e5 20. Bxe4 Bxe4 21. Qxe4 d5 (21... exd4 22. Nh6 Kh8 23. Rae1 Ra7 24. Nf5 Qb7 25. Qxd4 Rg8 26. g3) 22. Qf5; 17... Nxd3 18. cxd3 exf5 19. exf5 f6 20. Rac1 Rac8 21. Bb6 Qd7 22. Ne3 Rfe8 23. Qg4 d5 24. Nc2 Bb5 25. Qf3 Bd6 26. Nd4 Be5 27. Nxb5 Qxb5 28. d4 Rxc1 29. Rxc1 Bd6 30. b3 Re4 31. Rc8 Kf7 32. Qh5 Ke7 33. Qd1 Qd7 34. Ra8 Qxf5=) 18. exf5 Nxd3 19. cxd3 f6 20. Rac1 Rac8 21. Bb6 Qd7 22. Ne3 Rfe8 23. Qg4 d5 24. Nc2 Bb5 25. Qf3 Bd6 26. Nd4 Be5 27. Nxb5 Qxb5 28. d4 Rxc1 29. Rxc1 Bd6) 17... dxc5 18. Ne5 (18. f5 exf5 19. exf5 c4 20. Bxc4 Bc5 21. Nf2 Qf4; 18. Ne3 Qd7 19. c3 Rfd8 20. Rfd1 Qa7 21. Nc4 Rab8 22. e5 h6 23. Nb6 Bb7 24. Qe3) 18... Bb7 19. Nc4 Rad8 20. Rad1 (20. c3 f6 21. Rac1 Kh8 22. Nb6 c4 23. Nxc4 f5 24. cxb4 Bxb4 25. e5 Qc5 26. Kh1 Qe7 27. Qe3 Bc5 28. Qh3 g5 29. Be2 Rg8) 20... f6 21. Qg4 Qc6 22. Qh3 Rd7 23. Nb6 Rd4 24. c3 Rdd8 25. Nd5 Qd7 26. Ne3 Qc6 27. Bc4 Bc8 28. Nf5 Rde8 29. e5 Qc7 30. Nd6 Bxd6 31. exd6 Qf7 32. f5 g6 33. Qe3]

16. Bd4

[16. Qf3 d5 17. e5 d4 18. Qh3 dxe3 19. exf6 exf2 20. Rxf2 g6 21. fxe7 Qxe7=]

16... Bb5!? To exchange the light square bishop.

[The other way to exchange the bishop was the move Nd7-c5 : 16... Nd7 17. Ng4 Nc5 18. f5!? exf5 (18... Nxd3 19. cxd3 e5 20. Bb6 and Black is forced to move f6 and the bishop e7 is weak.) 19. exf5 Nxd3 (19... Bg5 20. Bxc5 dxc5 21. f6 g6 22. Qf2 Qd7 23. Qxc5 Qxg4 24. Qxc6 Be3 25. Kh1 Rfc8 and Black is a pawn down and a6 is weak.) 20. f6 Ne5 21. Nh6!! Kh8 (21... gxh6 22. Bxe5 Qd7 23. Qf2 Bxf6 24. Bxf6 Qa7 25. Bd4 Qe7 26. Rae1 Qg5 27. Re3) 22. fxg7 Kxg7 23. Nf5 Kh8 24. Bxe5 dxe5 25. Qxe5 f6 26. Qxe7 Bxg2 27. Rf4]

17. Ng4 Following the main idea.

[17. Rad1!? Bxd3 18. Rxd3 Qb5 19. Ng4 Nxg4 20. Qxg4 e5 21. Rg3 g6 22. Bb6 Rac8=;

17. Bxb5? and the a5 pawn is very weak, for instance: 17... axb5! 18. e5 dxe5 19. fxe5 Nd7 20. Ne4 (20. Qe4 Qc7 21. a6 Nc5 and the a pawn is lost.) 20... Bd8 21. Qg4 (21. Nf6 is too early 21... gxf6 22. exf6 Kh8) 21... Bxa5]

17... Nd7

[17... Nxg4?! 18. Qxg4 g6 19. f5 Bxd3 20. cxd3 e5 21. Bb6 Rac8 22. Qg3 Rc2 23. f6!! Bd8 24. Bxd8 Rxd8 25. Qe3 Kh8 26. Qh6 Rg8 27. Rf3;

17... Bxd3 As white has no interest in exchanging in b5, the exchange in d3 is not a priority.]

18. Rf3

[18. Nh6 has no meaning 18... Kh8;

Too early is 18. f5 Bxd3 19. cxd3 e5 20. Be3]

18... e5 To avoid the attack on the King side, black reacts in the center 19. fxe5 dxe5 20. Bxe5 The key position.

[20. Nxe5 Bf6 (20... Nxe5 21. Bxe5 Bc5 22. Kh1 Qe7 23. Bg3 White is a pawn up, but have lost the initiative and a5 is weak.) 21. Rf5 Bxe5 22. Bxe5 Qa7 23. Kh1 Nxe5 24. Bxb5 Qd4 and black has some compensations, for instance 25. Bxa6 (25. Rd1 Qxb2 26. Bxa6=) 25... Qxb2 26. Raf1 g6 (26... Qd4 27. Rd1 (27. Qb5 Ng4 28. Bb7 Rad8 29. Bd5 (29. R5f3) 29... Ne3 30. Rxf7 Rxf7 31. Bxf7 Kh8 32. Rg1=) 27... Qc3 28. Rd5 Ng4 29. Rd3 Qc7 30. Rh3 Ne5; 26... Rfb8 27. Bc4) 27. Rf6 Qa2]

20... h5 wins a piece.

[20... Bc5 21. Kh1 Nxe5 (21... h5?? 22. Nh6 Kh7 23. Rxf7) 22. Nxe5 Bd4;

20... Nxe5 21. Nxe5 Qc7 22. Bxb5 Qxe5 23. Bxa6 Bc5 24. Kh1 Bd6 25. g3 Qxb2 26. Raf1]

21. Bxg7

[I did not play 21. Rf5 due to 21... f6 and the knight will jump on e5 while the king will find his way to e8: 22. Nh6 gxh6 23. Bf4 Bc5 24. Kh1 Bxd3 25. cxd3 Ne5;

21. Nh6 gxh6 22. Rg3 (22. Bd4 h4 23. Rf5 Qc6 24. Bxb5 axb5 25. Qg4 Qg6 26. Qxg6 fxg6 27. Rxb5 with compensation for the sacrificed piece.) 22... Bg5 23. Bd4 h4 24. Rxg5 hxg5 25. Qh5 f6 26. Qg6 and white has to be staisfied by a draw.]

21... Kxg7

[21... Bc5 22. Kh1 Bxd3 (22... Kxg7 23. Qd2) 23. cxd3 hxg4 24. Rf5 with a winning attack.;

21... hxg4 22. Rf5 Bxd3 23. cxd3 Rfd8 24. Qxg4 Nf8 25. Bxf8 Kxf8 26. Raf1]

22. Rf5!?

[22. Rg3 could be played, but I thought it was better to let the rook on the f file, limiting the king to move on the g and h files. 22... Bc5 (22... h4 23. Ne3 hxg3 (23... Kf6 24. Rf3 Ke5 25. Rf5 Kd6 26. Bxb5 axb5 27. Rxb5 Qa7 28. Kh1) 24. Qg4 Kh7 (24... Kh8 25. Nf5 Bf6 26. e5 gxh2 27. Kh1) 25. Nf5 Bf6 26. e5 gxh2 27. Kh1; 22... Bh4 23. Rh3 (23. Qe3= Qa7 24. Nf2 Bxg3 25. Qg5 Kh8 26. Qh6 Kg8 27. Qg5 Kh7 28. Qxh5 Kg7 29. Qg5 Kh7= 30. hxg3 Qc5) 23... Bxd3 24. cxd3 Qa7 (24... Bg5 25. Rxh5 Kg6 26. Nf2 Nf6 27. Rxg5 Kxg5 28. Qe3 Kg6 29. Qg3 Kh7=) 25. Kh1 Bg5 26. Rxh5 f6 (26... Kg6 27. Rh3 Rh8 (27... Qd4 28. Rf1 Rh8 29. Qf3 f6 30. Qf5 Kg7 31. Rg3 Rh4 32. e5 Kh8 33. Nxf6) 28. Qf3) 27. Rf1 (27. h4) 27... Rh8 (27... Qc7) 28. Nxf6 Bxf6 29. Qg4 Kf7 30. e5 Rag8 31. Qc4 (31. Qh3 Rxh5 32. Qxh5 Rg6 33. exf6 Nxf6 34. Qh7 Rg7 35. Qh4 Qe7 36. Qc4 Qe6 37. Qxb4) 31... Kg6 32. Rh3 (32. Rxh8 Rxh8) 32... Nxe5 33. Qe4 Kg7 34. Rg3 Kf7 35. Qxe5 Qe7 36. Rxf6 Qxf6 37. Rf3 Qxf3 38. gxf3 Re8 39. Qf4 Kg6 40. Qxb4 Re2 41. Qd6 Kg7 42. d4; 22... Kh8 23. Ne3 (23. Nf2 Nf6 24. e5 Bxd3 25. cxd3 Nh7 26. Qxh5 Bc5) 23... Nf6 24. Rh3 (24. Rf1 Nh7 25. Qxh5 f6 26. Nf5 (26. Bxb5 Qxb5 27. Rf5 Qe8) 26... Rg8 27. Rh3 (27. Rxg8 Rxg8 28. Kh1 Bc6 29. Qe2 Ra8 30. Nd4 Bd6 31. Nxc6 Qxc6 32. e5 Bxe5 33. Be4 Qe8 34. Bxa8 Qxa8 35. Qc4) 27... Bc5 28. Kh1 Be8) 24... Bxd3 (24... Qc7 25. Rf1 (25. Bxb5 axb5 26. Nd5 Qc5 27. Kh1 Kg8 28. Rf1 Rxa5 29. Nxf6 (29. Qf3 Ra6 30. Qg3 Kh8 31. Qe5 Kh7 32. Qg5) 29... Bxf6 30. Rxf6 Ra1 31. Rf1 Rfa8 32. Rg3 Kf8 33. Rgf3 Qc4 34. Qxc4 bxc4 35. Rxf7 Ke8 36. Kg1 Rxf1 37. Rxf1 Ra2 38. Rb1 Ke7) 25... h4 26. Rf5 Nh7) 25. cxd3 Qb5 26. Rf1 h4 27. Rf5 Qc6 28. Rxh4 Nh7 29. Rh3 Bc5 30. Rfh5 Bd4 31. Rxh7 Kg8 32. Kh1 Qc1 33. Nd1 Qg5 34. R7h5) 23. Ne3 Kf6 24. Qxh5 Ke7 (24... Bxd3 25. Qg5 Ke6 26. cxd3 Qa7 27. Rf1 Bxe3 28. Rxe3 Qd4; 24... Bxe3 25. Rxe3 Bxd3 26. cxd3) 25. Kh1 (25. Rf1 Bxe3 26. Rxe3 Qa7) 25... Bxe3 (25... Rae8 26. Rd1 Kd8 27. Bc4 (27. Bxb5 Qxb5 28. Rg5 f5)) 26. Rxe3 Bxd3 27. cxd3 (27. Rxd3 Rh8 28. Qg5 Kf8 29. Rf1 Rc8 30. Qf5);

22. Ne3 is not good enough 22... Bc5! and white has only rook and queen to continue the attack.]

22... Bxd3

[22... f6 23. Bxb5 axb5 24. Rxh5 Rh8 25. Rd5;

I was fearing 22... Nc5 , but the knight is taking the square of the bishop letting white play his knight on e3 without being pinned., for example: 23. Bxb5 Qxb5 24. Qf3 Qc4 25. Ne3 Qxe4 26. Qg3 Kh6 27. Rf4 Qg6 28. Nf5 Kh7 29. Nxe7 Qxg3 30. hxg3;

22... Qa7 with the same plan as with Nc5, the white knight will move to e3 without any danger. 23. Kh1 Bc6? (23... Rh8 24. Bxb5 axb5 25. Raf1 f6 26. Ne3) 24. Nh6 Nf6 25. e5 Ne4 26. Qxh5 Qe3 27. Bxe4 Bxe4 28. Qg4]

23. cxd3 Rac8! Black occupies the c file to obtain some counter play with b3, Rc2 and Rxb2. Rc5 is also a threat White must be very active to counter black's plan.

[23... Rh8 is not very good. 24. Raf1 and Black has still many problems, for instance: 24... f6 25. Rd5 (to be able to play d4 in case of a pin) 25... Rag8 26. Ne3]

24. Rxh5 Rh8

[24... Rc5 25. Nh6! Rxh5 26. Qxh5 Bf6 27. Nf5 Kg8 28. Qg4 Kh7 29. Rf1 Qc6 30. d4 with a decisive attack.;

Black cannot play 24... b3 due to 25. Nh6]

25. Rf5 Rc5 26. e5 White must keep his pieces on the board and limit the black's counter play. Taking the rook back to f2 was not the best, black could have played Rg5. 26... b3

[26... Qc6 (threatening Rc1 or Rc2) 27. Ne3 (27. Raf1 Rc2 28. Rxf7 Kg6 29. Qf3 Bc5 30. Kh1 Qxf3 31. R7xf3 Rf8) 27... Rh4 (forbids Qg4. 27... Rc1 28. Rxc1 Qxc1 29. Rf1) 28. Raf1 Kg8 29. Qf2 Qg6 30. Rxf7 Rxe5 31. Rxe7 Rxe7 32. Qxh4 Rxe3 33. Rf4;

26... Qd5 attaking e5, but it is not good enough. 27. Raf1 Kf8 28. Ne3 Qe6 29. Rxf7 Ke8 30. d4]

27. Qf1

[27. Ne3 Nxe5 28. d4 Qe4 29. dxc5 (29. dxe5 Rxe5 30. Kh1 Bd6 31. Rf3 Re6 32. h3 Qe5 33. g4 Bc5 34. Re1 Rhe8 35. Qc4 Bxe3 36. Rfxe3 Qxb2 37. Rf1 Rxe3 38. Qxf7 Kh8 39. Qh5 Kg8; 29. Rxe5 Rxe5 30. dxe5 Bc5 31. Re1 Qxe5 32. Qg4 Kf8 33. Qc8 Kg7=) 29... Bxc5= 30. Rxe5 (30. Rg5 Kf8 31. Re1 Qh4) 30... Qxe5 31. Qg4;

27. d4 Rc2 28. Qf1 Qd5 29. Ne3 Qxd4 30. Rxf7 Kg8 31. Rxe7 Qxe3 32. Kh1=]

27... Kg8

[27... Qd5 28. Ne3 Qd4 29. Rxf7 Kg8 30. Rxe7 Qxe3 31. Kh1 Nxe5 32. h3;

27... Rc2 28. Rxf7 Kg8 29. Rxe7]

28. Qf4

[28. Rxf7 Nxe5 29. Nxe5 Rxe5 30. d4 Rg5;

28. d4 Rh4 (28... Rc2 29. Rxf7 (29. Ne3 Rxb2 30. Rxf7 Bg5 31. Qc4 Bxe3 32. Rf2 Kg7 33. Qf7 Kh6 34. Qe6 Kg5 35. Qf5 Kh6 36. Qh3 Kg6 37. Qxe3 Rxf2 38. Qg3 Kh6 39. Qxf2 Qd5 40. Rb1 Rb8) 29... Rxg2 30. Qxg2 Qxg2 31. Kxg2 Kxf7 32. Rc1 Ke6 33. Rc6 Kd5 34. Rxa6) 29. dxc5 (29. Rxf7 Nxe5 30. Nxe5 Rxe5 31. dxe5 Bc5 32. Kh1 Qxf7 33. Qxa6 Rxh2=; 29. h3 Rxg4 30. hxg4 (30. Rxf7 Nxe5) 30... Rc2 31. Rxf7 (31. Qf3 Qxf3 32. Rxf3 Rd2 33. Raf1 Rxd4 34. Rxf7 Bc5 35. e6 Nf8 36. e7 Re4 37. Kh2 Bxe7) 31... Nxe5 32. Rxe7 (32. Rf2 Rxf2 33. Qxf2 Qd5) 32... Qxe7 33. dxe5 Qxe5 the activity of black pieces compensating the two pawns, black will have an easy draw.) 29... Rxg4 30. Kh1 Bxc5]

28... Nf8

[28... Rh4 29. Qg3 Kf8 30. d4 Qb4 31. dxc5 Rxg4 32. Qf3 Qxc5 33. Kh1 Nxe5 34. Rxe5 Qxe5 35. Qxg4;

28... Rh7 29. Rf1 Rc2 30. Ne3;

28... Rc2 29. Ne3 Qa7 30. e6 Nf6 31. Rf1]

29. Rxf7

[29. Qg3 Ng6 30. Nf6 Bxf6 (30... Kg7 31. d4 Rc2 32. Raf1 Qb4) 31. Rxf6 Qd7 (31... Qa7 32. d4 Rd5 33. Kh1 Kg7 34. Raf1 Rf8 35. Qg5 Kg8 36. Qh6 Qe7) 32. Raf1;

29. Nh6 Rxh6 30. Qxh6 Rc2 31. Rf3 (31. Qh3 Qd5 32. Qg4 Ng6 33. d4 Rxb2 34. Raf1 Rd2; 31. Rf2 Qa7) 31... Qd5 (31... Ng6 32. e6 Rxg2 33. Kxg2 Nh4 34. Qxh4 Bxh4 35. exf7 Kf8 36. Ra4 Bf6 37. Rg4 Qe7 38. Rg6 Qe2 39. Rf2 Qxd3 40. Rgxf6) 32. Rg3 Ng6 33. Rxg6 fxg6 34. Qxg6=;

29. d4 Rc2 30. Qg3 Ng6 31. Raf1 Qe4 32. Rxf7 Qxd4 33. Ne3 Qxe3 34. Qxe3 Bc5 35. Qxc5 Rxc5 36. e6 Re5 37. e7 Rxe7 38. Rxe7 Nxe7 39. Rf6 Kg7 40. Rxa6 Rc8]

29... Rc2

[29... Ng6 30. Nh6 (30. Qf5= Nh4 31. Rf8 (31. Qf1 Rc2 32. Ne3 Rxg2 33. Nxg2 Bc5 34. Kh1 Qxf7 35. Nxh4 Rxh4 36. Qg2 Kh7) 31... Bxf8 32. Qe6 Qf7 33. Nf6 Kg7 34. Ne8=; 30. Qf6 Bxf6 31. Rxb7 Bxe5 32. Nxe5 Rxe5 33. Rxb3; 30. Rxe7 Qxe7 31. Qe4 Kh7 32. Nf6 Kg7 33. d4 Rc2) 30... Rxh6 31. Qxh6 Kxf7 32. Rf1 Ke8 (32... Nf4 33. Qxf4 Ke8 34. d4 Rxa5 35. Qf7 Kd8 36. Qg8 Kd7 37. Rc1 Rb5 38. h4 Rb4 39. Qg4 Kd8 40. e6 Bf8 41. Qg5 Ke8 42. Qh5 Kd8 43. Qf5) 33. Qxg6 Kd8 (33... Kd7 34. d4 Rxa5) 34. d4 Rxa5 35. Rc1 Ra4 36. Qg8 Kd7 37. d5 Qb6 38. Kh1]

30. Ne3 Ne6

[30... Ng6 31. Qf6 (31. Qf5 Rxg2 32. Nxg2 Bc5 33. Kh1 Qxf7) 31... Bxf6 (31... Rxg2 32. Nxg2 Bc5 33. d4 Bxd4 34. Kh1 Qxf7 35. Qd8 Kh7 36. Qxd4) 32. Rxb7 Nxe5 (32... Bg5 33. Nxc2 bxc2 34. Rc7 Be3 35. Kh1 c1=Q 36. Raxc1 Bxc1 37. Rxc1 Nxe5 38. d4 and the ending is ackward to defend for black.) 33. Nxc2 bxc2 34. Rc1 Ng4 35. h3 Ne3 36. Kf2 Rh5 37. Rb6 Bxb2 38. Rxb2 Nd1 39. Ke2 Nxb2 40. Rxc2=]

31. Rxe7

[31. Qg4 Kxf7 32. Qf5 Kg7 33. Qxe6 Rc6 34. Nf5 (34. Qg4 Rg6 35. Nf5 Kf7 36. e6 Kf6 37. Qd4 Kxf5 38. Rf1 Kxe6 39. Qe3 Kd6 40. Qf4 Kd7 41. Qd4 Rd6 42. Qxh8 is not enough.) 34... Kf8 35. Nd6 Qa7 36. Kh1 Qf2]

31... Qxe7 32. Qg4 Kh7

[32... Ng7 33. Nxc2 bxc2 34. Qc8 Kh7 35. Qxc2 Qxe5 36. d4 Qf5 37. Rc1;

32... Ng5 33. Nxc2 bxc2 34. Qc4 Kg7 35. Qxc2 Qxe5 36. Qc3;

32... Kf8 33. d4 Qh7 34. Rf1 Ke7 35. h3 and white has more than enough for the rook.]

33. Qe4 Kg8 34. d4

[34. Qg4 Kh7 35. Qe4 (it is important to repeat the moves to have more reflexion time) 35... Kg8 36. d4 (36. Nxc2 bxc2 37. d4 Qh4 38. Qg6 Ng7 39. Qxc2 Qxd4 40. Kh1 Qxe5=) 36... Qh7 37. Qg4 Ng7 38. h3 Qd3 39. Nd5 Rh6 40. Rf1 Rg6 41. Ne7;

34. Nxc2? bxc2 35. Rc1 Qc5 36. Kh1 Rh6 and white pieces and rather passive.]

34... Qh7

[34... Qh4 35. Qg6 Ng7 36. Ng4 Qd8 37. Nf6 (37. Rd1; 37. d5 Qc8 (37... Qe7 38. Rf1 (38. h3 Rxb2 39. Qxa6 Qc5 40. Kh2 Qc2 (40... Rxg2=) 41. Rg1 Qc3 42. Qa8 Kh7 43. Qa7 Qf3 44. Qd4 Ra2 45. Qb4; 38. Nf6 Kf8 39. Rf1 Qc5 40. Kh1 Qf2 41. Nd7 Kg8) 38... Qc5 39. Kh1 Rh4 40. Nf6 (40. d6 Qc4; 40. Qf7 Kh8 41. Qd7 (41. h3 Rc1 42. d6 Rxf1 43. Qxf1 Rxg4 44. hxg4 Qxe5 45. d7 Qe7 46. Qxa6 Qxd7 47. Qb6 Qe6 (47... Qd1 48. Kh2 Qc2 49. Qd8 (49. a6 Qh7 50. Kg3 Qd3) 49... Kh7 50. a6 Qg6 51. Qd5 Qxa6 52. Qxb3 Qe2 53. Qc3 Qxg4 54. Qh3 Qxh3 55. Kxh3) 48. Qxe6 Nxe6 49. Kg1 Nd8 50. Kf2 Nc6 51. a6 Kg7 52. Ke3 Kf6 53. Kd2 Ke5 54. Kc3 Kf4 55. Kxb3 Kxg4 56. Kc4 Na7 57. Kc5 Kg3 58. b4) 41... Kh7 42. Nf6 (42. h3 Rxg4 43. hxg4 Rc1 44. Qf7 Qc4) 42... Kg6 43. e6 Qc7) 40... Kh8=) 38. Rf1 Qc5 39. Kh1 Rh4) 37... Kf8 38. Rd1;

34... Rxb2 35. Rc1 (35. Rf1 Qg5 (35... Qd8 36. d5 Ng7 37. d6 Rh5 38. Ng4 (38. Nd5)) 36. Rf6 (36. Qa8 Nd8 (36... Kh7) 37. Qd5 Kh7 38. Rf3; 36. Nf5 Rh7 (36... Rh3 37. Qd5 (37. Ne7 Kg7) 37... Kh7 38. Qd7 Kh8 39. Qe8 Kh7 40. Qf7 Kh8)) 36... Rh4 37. Qg6 Qxg6 38. Rxg6 Ng7 39. Rxg7 Kxg7 40. Nf5; 35. Qg6 Ng7 36. Ng4 (36. Qxa6) 36... Qf7 (36... Qa7 37. Rd1 (37. Rf1 Qxd4 38. Kh1 Rh4 39. Nf6 Kh8 40. Nh5 Rxh2 41. Kxh2 Qh4 42. Kg1=; 37. Qd6 Qb7 38. d5 Qa7 39. Kh1 Nh5 40. Qg6 Qg7 41. Qe8 Qf8=) 37... Ra2 38. Nf6 (38. e6 Rh4 39. Nf6) 38... Kf8 39. e6 Nxe6 40. Nd5 Nxd4 41. Qf6 Kg8 42. Ne7 Qxe7 43. Qxe7 Ne2 44. Kf2 Nc3 45. Ke1 Nxd1) 37. Qxa6; 35. d5 Ng5 36. Qf5) 35... Qg5 (35... Qf8 36. Rf1 Qh6 37. Ng4 Qg5 38. h3 Rh4 39. Qc6 Qg6 40. d5 Rb1 41. dxe6 Rxf1 42. Kxf1 Qf5 43. Kg1 Rxg4 44. hxg4 Qxe5 45. Qc8 Kg7 46. Qb7 Kg6 47. Qxb3) 36. Rc8 (36. Rc6) 36... Kg7 37. Qb7 (37. Rc6 Rf8 38. h4 Qf4) 37... Kg6 38. Qe4 Kg7 39. Nf5 Qxf5 40. Qxf5 Rxc8 41. h3 Rc1 42. Kh2 Rcc2 43. Qf6;

34... Qg5 35. Nxc2 bxc2 36. Qxc2 Qe3 (36... Qf4 37. Qc8 Nf8 38. Qc4 Kg7 39. h3 Rh4 40. Qxa6 Qxd4 41. Kh1 Qxe5 42. Qb7 Kg8 43. a6 Qg5 44. Qb3) 37. Kh1 Rxh2 38. Kxh2 Qf4 39. Kg1;

34... Rd2 35. Nf5

a) 35. Qg6 Ng7 36. Nf5

a1) 36. Nd5 Qf7 37. Nf6 Kf8 38. Qg4 Qc4 39. Nd7 Ke8 40. Qg6 (40. Nf6 Kf7 41. Qd7 Kf8 42. Qd6 Kf7) 40... Kxd7 41. Qxg7 Kc6 42. Qf6 Kc7;

a2) 36. Ng4 Rh4 (36... Qa7 37. Rf1 Qxd4 38. Kh1 Rd1 39. Nf6 Kf8 40. Nh7 Kg8) 37. Nf6 (37. Rc1 Qe6 38. Nf6 Kh8 39. Rc7 Rd1 40. Kf2 Qf5 41. Qxf5 Nxf5) 37... Kh8 38. Rc1 Qb7 39. d5 Qa7 40. Kh1 Qc5 41. Rg1;

a3) 36. Rc1 Qe6 37. Qxe6 Nxe6 38. d5 Nf4;

a4) 36. Qxa6 Rxd4; 36... Qf7 (36... Qa7 37. e6 Qc7 38. h4 Re2 39. Qg4 Rh7 40. Qxe2 Nxf5 41. Qg4 Ng7 42. Rf1 Qd8 43. g3 Qc7 44. Kh2 Qc2 45. Kh3 Qc4 46. Re1) 37. Qg5 Rxg2 (37... Rxb2 38. Rf1 Kh7 39. g4) 38. Kxg2 (38. Qxg2 Qxf5 39. Qd5 (only uncertain line of play) (39. Rf1 Qd3 40. Rf4 (40. Qd5 Kh7 41. Rf3 Qg6 42. Rg3 Qb1 43. Kg2 Qxb2 44. Kh3 Qf2 45. Qxb3 Qxd4 46. Qc2 Kg8 47. Kg2 Qxe5 48. Qc8 Kh7 49. Qxa6 Qe4 50. Rf3) 40... Qb1 (40... Rh6 41. Kh1 Qd1 42. Qg1 Qe2 43. Qg2 (43. Qf2 Qxf2 44. Rxf2 Rh4) 43... Qd1 44. Qg1 Qd2 45. Rf6 Qe2 46. Rxh6 Qf3 47. Qg2 Qd1 48. Qg1) 41. Qf1 Qg6 42. Kh1 Rh5 43. Rf8 Kh7 44. Qg2; 39. Qa8 Kh7 40. Qxa6 Qg4) 39... Kh7 (39... Qf7) 40. Rf1 (40. Kh1 Ne6 41. Rg1 Rg8 42. Rxg8 Kxg8 43. h4 (43. Kg2)) 40... Qd3 41. Rf3 Qg6 42. Kf2 (42. Rg3 Qb1 43. Kg2 Qxb2 44. Kh3) 42... Qc2) 38... Qxf5 39. Qd8 (39. Qxf5 Nxf5 40. d5 Ne3 41. Kf3 Nxd5) 39... Qf8 (39... Kh7 40. Qh4 Nh5 41. Qe7 Kh6 42. Qd6 Kg5 43. Qe7 Kg6 44. Rg1 Nf4 45. Kf3 Kh5 46. Qf6; 39... Kf7 40. Qxh8 (40. e6) 40... Qe4 41. Kf2 Qf4 42. Ke2 Qe4 43. Kf2) 40. Qxf8 Kxf8 41. Ra3 (41. d5 Rh5 42. Rf1 (42. Re1 Nf5)) 41... Ne6 42. Rxb3 Nxd4 43. Rb6 Rh5 44. Rxa6 Rxe5 45. b4;

b) 35. Qg4 Kh7 (35... Ng7 36. Nf5 Qb7 (36... Qa7 37. e6; 36... Qf7 37. Rf1) 37. Rf1 Rh5 38. Nxg7) 36. Rc1 (36. Qf5 Kg7 (36... Kg8) 37. d5 (37. Rf1) 37... Qg5 38. Qxe6 Qxe3 39. Kh1 Rf8 40. Qg4 Kh7 41. Qd7 Kh8 42. Qd6 Qf4) 36... Rxd4 (36... Rf8 37. Nf5 (37. Rc6) 37... Qa7 38. Rc3 Rd1 39. Qxd1 Rxf5) 37. Qh5 Kg8 38. Qg6 (38. Rc8 Rd8 39. Qg6 Kf8 40. Rc6 Re8 41. Nf5 Qa7 42. Kf1 Qd7 43. Nd6 Ng7 44. Rc3 (44. Qf6 Kg8 45. Nxe8 Qd1 46. Kf2 Qd4 47. Kf3) 44... Qe6 45. Qf6) 38... Kf8 (38... Ng7 39. Nf5 (39. Rc8 Rd8 40. Rxd8 Qxd8 41. Qxa6; 39. Ng4) 39... Qa7 40. Nxd4= (40. Kh1 Qc7 41. Qg5 Rg4 42. Qe3 Qf7 43. Rc8 (43. Nd6 Qh5 44. Qxb3 Kh7 45. Qf3 Rh4 46. Qd3 Qg6 47. Qxg6 Kxg6 48. h3) 43... Ne8 44. Qf3 Rg5 45. g4 (45. Nd6 Qxf3 46. gxf3 Rxe5 47. Nxe8 Re1 48. Kg2 Re2 49. Kg3 Rxb2 50. h4) 45... Rg6)) 39. Nd5 Qh4 40. h3 (40. Qxe6 Qxh2 41. Kf2 Rf4 42. Nxf4 Qxf4 43. Ke2 Qe4 44. Kd2 Qf4) 40... Rxd5 41. Qxe6 Rd4 42. Rc8 Rd8 43. Qf5;

c) 35. d5 Rh4 36. Qg6 Ng7 37. Qg3 (37. Rc1 Rf4 38. e6 Rxb2 39. g3 Rf6 40. Rc8 Rf8) 37... Re4 38. Ng4 Rxg4 39. Qxg4 Qxe5;

d) 35. Rc1= Rxd4 36. Qg6 (36. Rc8 Rd8 37. Qg6 Kf8 38. Rc6 Re8 39. Rxa6 Qf7 40. Qxf7 Kxf7) 36... Ng7 (36... Kf8 37. Nd5 (37. Rc6 Qh4 38. Rc8 (38. h3 Qe1 39. Kh2 Rxh3 40. gxh3 Rd2 41. Ng2 Qxe5; 38. Qf5 Kg7 39. h3=) 38... Nd8 39. Qf5 Ke8 (39... Ke7 40. Rc7 Ke8) 40. Qg6 Kd7 41. Qf5) 37... Qh4 38. h3 Rxd5 39. Qxe6 Rd4 40. Rc8 Rd8 41. Qf5 Ke8 42. Rc7 Qe1 43. Kh2 Rxh3 44. Kxh3 Qh1 45. Kg3 Qe1 46. Kf3 Qf1 47. Kg4 Qxg2 48. Kh5 Qh2 49. Kg6 Rd6 50. e6 Qg3 51. Kf6 Qh4 52. Kg7 Qg3 53. Kh8 Qh4 54. Rh7 Qd4 55. Kg8 Qg1 56. Rg7) 37. Nf5 (37. Rc8 Rd8 38. Rxd8 Qxd8 39. Qxa6; 37. Ng4 Rh4 (37... Qa7 38. Nf6 (38. Kh1 Qc7 39. Nf6 Kf8 40. Rf1 Rf4 41. Nd7 Kg8 42. Nf6 Rxf6 43. Qxf6 Rh5 44. Qxa6 Qxe5 45. Qc4 Kh7 46. h3) 38... Kf8 39. Kh1 Qc7 40. Rf1 Rf4 41. Nd7 Kg8 42. Nf6 Rxf6 43. Qxf6 Rh5 44. Qxa6 Qxe5 45. Qc4 Kh7 46. h3 Qxa5 47. Qxb3 (47. Qd3 Nf5 48. Qd7=)) 38. Nf6 (38. g3 Qa7 39. Nf6 Kf8 40. Kh1 Qb7 41. Kg1 Rxh2; 38. Rc8 Rd8 39. Nf6 Kh8 40. Qg3 Rh5 41. Rxd8 Qxd8 42. Nxh5 Qd1 43. Kf2 Qd2 44. Kf3 Qd3 45. Kf2 Qc2 46. Kf3 Nxh5 47. Qh3 Qd3 48. Kg4 Qxh3 49. gxh3 Ng7 50. Kg5) 38... Kh8 39. g3 (39. Rc8 Rd8 40. Qg5 Rh5 (40... Rh7 41. Qg4 Rxc8 42. Qxc8 Ne8 43. Qxe8 Qxe8 44. Nxe8 Re7 45. Nd6 Kg8 46. Nc4 Rc7 47. Nd2 Rc5 48. Nxb3) 41. Qc1) 39... Qa7 40. Rc8 Rd8 41. Kf1 Rxc8 42. gxh4 Rc1 43. Ke2 Re1 44. Kxe1 Qe3 45. Kd1 Qd4 46. Ke2 Qxb2 47. Kf3 Qc3 48. Kg4 Qc8) 37... Qa7 38. Nxd4 (38. Kh1 Qc7 39. Qg5 Rg4 40. Qe3 Qf7 41. Rc8 (41. Nd6 Qh5 42. Qxb3 Kh7; 41. Nh6 Rxh6 42. Qxh6 Rc4) 41... Ne8 42. Qf3 (42. Kg1 Qxf5 43. Rxe8 Kf7; 42. h3) 42... Rg5 (42... Ra4 43. h3 Kh7) 43. Nd6 Qxf3 44. gxf3 Rxe5) 38... Qxd4 39. Kh1 Rxh2 40. Kxh2 Qf4 41. Qg3 (41. Kh3 Qxc1 42. Qxa6 Qe3 (42... Qxb2 43. Qc4 Kf8 (43... Kh8 44. a6 (44. Qh4 Kg8 45. Qd8 Kh7 46. Qd3 Kh6)) 44. a6 Qa3) 43. g3 Qxe5 44. Qc4 Qe6 45. Qxe6 Nxe6 46. a6 Nc7 47. a7 Kf7 48. Kg4 Kf6 49. Kf4 Ke6 50. Ke4) 41... Qh6 42. Qh3 Qf4;

e) 35. Nd5 Qg5 36. Nf6 Kg7; 35... Qh7 (35... Qd8 36. d5 Ng5 37. Qc4 Kh7 38. Rf1 Nf7 39. Qe4 Ng5 40. Qg4; 35... Qg5 36. h4 (36. Rc1 Rxd4 37. Rc8 Kf7 (37... Rd8 38. h4 (38. Qd5 Kf7) 38... Qd2 39. Rc6 (39. Rxd8 Qxd8 40. Qg4 Kf7 41. Nd6 Ke7 42. Nf5) 39... Kf7 (39... Qd1 40. Kh2 Re8 41. Ne7) 40. Nd6 (40. Rxa6 Rh5 41. Kh2 (41. Rxe6 Kxe6 42. Ng7 Ke7; 41. Ra7 Kf8) 41... Qf2 42. Ng3 Rh6 43. Qf5 Qxf5 44. Nxf5 Rhh8 45. Rb6 Rb8) 40... Ke7 (40... Rxd6 41. Rxd6 Qc1 42. Kh2; 40... Kg8 41. Qg4 Ng7 42. Qc4 Kh7 43. Nf7 Rd4 44. Ng5 Qxg5 45. Qxd4 Qf5 46. Rxa6) 41. Nf5 Kf7=) 38. Qb7 Kg6 39. Nxd4 (39. Ne7)) 36... Qh5 (36... Qf4 37. Qa8 Kh7 38. Qb7 Kg6 39. Rf1 Kxf5 40. Rxf4 Nxf4 41. g3 Rg2 42. Kf1 Rxg3) 37. Rf1 Rd1 38. Qa8 (38. g4 Rxf1 39. Kxf1 Qf7 (39... Qe8 40. d5 Ng7 41. e6 (41. Kg2 Nxf5) 41... Rh7 42. Qc4 (42. Kg2 Nxf5 43. gxf5 Rg7 44. Kh3 Qe7 45. Qf3 Qd6 46. f6 Rg6 47. h5 Rg1 48. e7) 42... Nxf5 43. gxf5 Qh5 44. Qc8 Kg7 45. Qc3 Kf8) 40. d5 Ng7 41. Ke2 (41. Kg2 Qc7 42. e6 Qc2 43. Kf3 Nxf5 44. gxf5 Qxb2 45. Qg4 Qg7) 41... Nxf5 42. gxf5 Qh5; 38. Ne7 Kg7 39. g4 Rxf1 40. Kxf1 Qe8 41. Nf5) 38... Kh7 39. Qa7 Kg6 40. Ne7 Kh6 41. Qxa6 (41. Nf5 Qxf5 42. Rxd1) 41... Rxf1 42. Qxf1 Rf8; 35... Qa7 36. Qd5 Qf7 37. Rf1 Rxb2 38. Qf3) 36. Qa8 (36. h3 Rxd4 37. Qa8 Rd8 38. Qf3 Qa7 39. Kh2 Rh7 40. Qxb3 Qf7 41. Rf1 Kh8) 36... Nf8 (36... Kf7 37. Nd6 Kg7 38. Qb7 Kg6 39. Qe4 Kg7 40. Qg4 Qg6 41. Nf5 Kf7 42. Qf3 Qh7 (42... Qh5 43. Nd6 Ke7 44. Qb7 Kd8 45. h3; 42... Rxg2 43. Qxg2 Qxf5 44. Rf1 Nf4 45. Qf3 (45. Kh1 Rh4 46. Qb7 Ke8 47. Qb8 Kd7 48. e6 Kxe6 49. Qc8 Kf6 50. Qxa6 (50. Qf8 Kg6 51. Rg1 Rg4 52. Qg8 Kh5 (52... Kf6 53. Rxg4 Qe4 54. Rg2 Qe1 55. Rg1 Qe4 56. Rg2 Nxg2 57. Qh8 Kf7 58. Qh5 Kf8 59. Qc5 Ke8 60. Qe5 Qxe5 61. dxe5 Ne1) 53. Qh8 Kg6) 50... Kg5 51. Qf6) 45... Rh4 46. Qxb3 Qe6 47. Qg3 (47. Qb7; 47. Rf3 Qxb3 48. Rxb3 Ne2 49. Kh1 Rxd4 50. Rb6 Rg4 51. e6 Ke7 52. h3 Rg3 53. Kh2 (53. Rxa6 Rxh3 54. Kg2 Nf4 55. Kf2 Nxe6 56. Rb6 Nc7 57. a6 Nxa6 58. Rxa6) 53... Rf3 54. Rxa6 Rf2 55. Kh1 Nd4 56. Kg1 Rxb2 57. Ra8=) 47... Qg4 48. Qxg4 Rxg4 49. Kf2 Nd5 50. Rd1 Ke6 51. Rd2) 43. h3 Rf8 (43... Kg6 44. Nd6 Ng5 45. Qf5 Kh6 46. Qf6 Kh5) 44. Rf1) 37. h3 Qxf5 38. Rf1 Qxf1 39. Kxf1 Rh6 40. Qd5 (40. d5 Rxb2 41. d6 Rb1 42. Kf2 b2) 40... Re6 41. Ke1 Rxb2 42. h4]

35. Qg4 Ng7

[35... Kf8 36. Rf1 Ke7 37. h3 Qg8 38. Qf3 Ng5 39. Nd5]

36. h3

[36. Nxc2 Qxh2 37. Kf2 bxc2 38. Qc8 Kf7 and white has nothing better than a draw.]

36... Qd3 37. Nd5

[37. Nxc2 bxc2 38. Kh2 Qd2 39. Qc8 (39. Qg3 Rh6 40. Qc3 Qxc3 41. bxc3 Rc6) 39... Kh7 40. Qc3 is a tranposition to the above line of play.]

37... Rh6

[37... Qe2 38. Qg3 Rh6 39. Rf1;

37... Rxb2 38. Rf1]

38. Rf1 The only way to continue to play for a win. 38... Rg6!! 39. Ne7 I have proposed a draw after that move, because all endings resulting from this move are draw.

[39. Ne7 Kh7 40. Nxg6 Qxg6 41. Qxg6 (41. Rf6 Qxg4 42. hxg4 Rxb2 43. Rxa6 Ra2 44. Rb6 b2 45. Kh2 Ne6 46. d5 Nf4 47. d6 Rxa5 48. Rxb2 Rxe5 49. Rd2 Ne6 50. d7 is not enough.) 41... Kxg6 42. Rf6 (42. Rf2 Nf5 43. d5 Rc1 44. Kh2 Rc2 and white cannot progress anymore.) 42... Kg5 43. Rxa6 Rxb2 44. Rb6 Nf5 does not win.;

39. Nf6 Kf8 40. Nh7 Kg8= (40... Ke7 is maybe dangerous for white 41. Qh4 Kd7 42. Nf8 Kc8 43. Nxg6 Qxg6)]

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