Karjakin – Bacrot, Corus 2006

White:
Sergey Karjakin (2660)
Black:
Etienne Bacrot (2717)
Opening
Ruy Lopez: Zaitsev
Tournament
Corus 2006, Wijk aan Zee, Round 5
Date
19/01/2006
ECO Code
C92
Result
1-0

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Bb7
The Zaitsev variation of the Ruy Lopez.
10. d4 Re8 11. Nbd2 Bf8 12. a4 h6 13. Bc2 exd4 14. cxd4 Nb4 15. Bb1 c5 16. d5 Nd7 17. Ra3 f5 18. Nh2 Nf6 19. Rf3 fxe4
19… Re5 20. Rxf5 Rxf5 21. exf5 Bxd5 =

  • 22. Ne4 22… Bxe4 23. Bxe4 d5 24. Bf3 c4 =/+ 25. Re6 Nd3 (25… Bc5! +/-) 26. Be3 d4 27. Bxh6 Nxb2 28. Qc2 Nxa4 29. Bg5 d3 30. Qd2 Nc5 31. Bxf6 gxf6 32. Rc6 Rc8 33. Rxc8 Qxc8 34. Bd5+ Kh7 35. Qf4 d2 36. Qg4 d1=Q+ 37. Qxd1 Qxf5 38. Ng4 Bh6 39. Qe1 Bf8 40. Qe8 Qb1+ 41. Kh2 Bd6+ 42. g3 Qg6 43. Qd8 Khalifman – Karpov, Reggio Emilia 1992, 1-0 (43)
  • 22. Ng4
    • 22… Ra7 23. Ne4 Bxe4 24. Bxe4 Nxg4 25. Qxg4 d5 26. Bb1 Re7 27. Rd1 Qd6 28. Bd2 Nc6 29. axb5 axb5 30. Bf4 Qf6 31. Qf3 Nb4 32. Be3 Rd7 33. b3 Morozevich – Beliavsky, Hyderabad 2002, 1/2 (33)
    • 22… Bf7 23. Ne4 Nxg4 24. Qxg4 d5 25. f6
      • 25… h5 26. Qf5 Qc8 27. Qxc8 Rxc8 28. fxg7 Bxg7 29. Nd6 Rd8 30. Nb7 Rc8 31. axb5 axb5 32. Bf5 Rc6 33. Nd8 Rd6 34. Nxf7 Kxf7 35. g4 hxg4 36. hxg4 c4 37. Bf4 Rf6 38. Bg5 d4 39. Bxf6 Bxf6 40. Ra1 d3 41. Ra7+ Ke8 42. Bd7+ Kf8 43. Bxb5 d2 44. Ba4 Nd3 45. Bc2 Bxb2 46. Kf1 Bd4 47. Rd7 Bxf2 48. Ke2 Ne5 49. Rxd2 Bg3 50. Bf5 Kg7 51. Ke3 Kf6 52. Rg2 Bh4 53. Kf4 Bg5+ 54. Ke4 c3 55. Ra2 Nf7 56. Ra6+ Ke7 57. Re6+ Kf8 58. Kd5 Bd2 59. Rc6 Kg7 60. Bc2 Nd8 61. Rd6 Nf7 62. Rg6+ Kf8 63. Bb3 Ke7 64. Re6+ Kf8 65. Rc6 Ke7 66. Ke4 Ng5+ 67. Kd5 Nf7 68. Bc2 Kf8 69. Bg6 Ng5 70. Rc7 Kg8 71. Bf5 Kf8 72. Ke5 Nf3+ 73. Kf6 Bg5+ 74. Kg6 Bd2 75. Be4 Ne5+ 76. Kf5 Nf7 77. Kf6 Nd6 78. Bg6 Leko – Almasi, Monaco 2002, 1-0 (78)
      • 25… dxe4 26. fxg7 Bxg7 27. Bxh6 Qf6 28. Qxe4 Nd5 29. Qh7+ Kf8 30. Qh8+ Bg8 31. Bh7 Kf7 32. Bxg7 Qxg7 33. Bxg8+ Qxg8 34. Qh5+ Kf8 35. Re5 Qxg2+ 36. Kxg2 Nf4+ 37. Kf3 Nxh5 38. Rxh5 Kg7 39. axb5 c4 40. Ke3 Kg6 41. Rc5 axb5 42. Rxb5 Rd8 43. Rb4 Rd3+ 44. Ke2 Rxh3 45. Rxc4 Rb3 46. Rc2 Kf5 47. Kd1 Ke4 48. Rd2 Rb8 49. Kc2 Rc8+ 50. Kb1 Rb8 51. Rc2 Kf3 52. Ka2 Ra8+ 53. Kb3 Rb8+ 54. Ka4 Ra8+ 55. Kb5 Rb8+ 56. Ka6 Ke4 57. Ka5 Kd3 58. Rc3+ Kd4 59. Rc2 Kd3 60. Rc3+ Kd4 Morozevich – Grischuk, Dubai 2002, 1/2 (60)
20. Nxe4 Nbxd5!? 21. Ng4 Kh8 22. Bd2!
Position after 22.Bd2!
22… Nxe4 23. Rxe4 Rxe4 24. Bxe4 Nc3?
Shredder 7: 24… Qe7 25. Bb1 b4 26. Qc2 g5 27. Qg6 Qg7 28. Rf7 Qxg6 29. Bxg6 Bc6 30. Rh7+ Kg8 31. Nxh6+ Bxh6 32. Rxh6 Nf4 33. Bh7+ Kg7 34. Rxd6 Bxg2 35. Bxf4 [eval 0.33/13]
25. Bxc3 Bxe4 26. Rf4 Bg6?!
Shredder 7: 26… Qe8 Better, but Black’s back is still against the wall. 27. Nxh6 Qg6 28. Rg4 Qh5 29. Nf7+ Qxf7 30. Rxe4 Kg8 31. Rh4 Qf5 32. Rh5 bxa4 33. Rxf5 [eval 1.05/13]

27. Nxh6 +- Qg5 28. Qf3 Qxh6 29. Bd2
29. Rxf8+?! Rxf8 30. Qxf8+ Kh7 31. axb5 axb5 32. Qxd6 Be4 +/=
29… Qxf4 30. Bxf4
30. Qxf4?! Re8 +-
30… Re8 31. axb5 axb5 32. Qc6 Kh7 33. Qxb5
33. Bxd6 is the less attractive alternative 33… Re6 34. Qxc5 Bxd6 -/+ (34… Rxd6?! 35. Qxb5 Rd1+ 36. Kh2 =)
33… d5 34. Qd7 d4 35. h4 Re4 36. Bg3 Be7 37. h5 Bxh5
37… Re1+ is still a small chance 38. Kh2 Bc2 +-
38. f3 Re2
38… Re3 otherwise it’s curtains at once 39. Bf4 Re1+ 40. Kf2 Bh4+ 41. g3 Rb1 +-
39. Kf1 Rxb2 40. Qxe7 Rb1+ 41. Kf2 1-0
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