Leko – Kamsky, Corus 2006

White:
Peter Leko (2740)
Black:
Gata Kamsky (2686)
Opening
Ruy Lopez: Chigorin
Tournament
Corus 2006, Wijk aan Zee, Round 7
Date
21/01/06
ECO Code
C97
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 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7
Kamsky doesn’t repeat the Sicilian Kan, and instead choses a solid Chigorin line of the Closed Ruy Lopez.
12. Nbd2 Bd7 13. Nf1 Rac8 14. Ne3 cxd4 15. cxd4 Nc6 16. d5 Nb4 17. Bb1 a5 18. a3 Na6 19. b4 axb4 20. axb4 Qb7 21. Bd2 Bd8 22. Bd3 Bb6 23. Nc2 h6?!
23… Rfe8 24. Nh2 g6 25. Qf3 Nxe4 26. Bxe4 f5 27. Bh6 Bd8 28. Bd3 Rc3 29. Qd1 Qxd5 30. Ne3 Qc6 31. Qd2 1-0 Anand,V-Milos,G/Novi Sad 1990/TD (31)
24. Nh4 Nh7?
Black should be thinking about bringing some pieces back to the kingside to ward off White’s pressure there. 24… Bd8 +/=
25. Qf3
The White pieces are being drawn into the kingside like flies, thanks to Black’s weakening 23… h6.
25… Ng5 26. Qg3 Nc7?
Shredder 7:

  • 26… f6 27. Ne3 Bd4 28. Ra3 Bxe3 29. Qxe3 f5 30. Nxf5 Bxf5 31. exf5 Nc7 32. h4 Nxd5 33. Qg3 Nh7 [eval 0.99/14]
  • 26… f5 27. Nxf5 Bxf5 28. exf5 e4 29. Rxe4 Nxe4 30. Bxe4 Rfe8 31. Bd3 Nc7 32. f6 Nxd5 33. fxg7 Qxg7 [eval 1.07/13]
  • 26… Nb8 27. Bxg5 hxg5 28. Qxg5 Rc3 29. Red1 Rfc8 30. Ra2 Ba7 31. Qe7 Qb6 32. Ne3 Re8 33. Qg5 Rec8 34. Nhf5 Bxf5 [eval 1.12/13]
  • 26… Rc7 27. Ra2 Rfc8 28. Rea1 Nb8 29. Bxg5 hxg5 30. Qxg5 Rc3 31. Qd2 Rb3 32. Nf3 Rcc3 [eval 1.13/13]
  • 26… Ra8 27. Bxg5 hxg5 28. Qxg5 Rfc8 29. Nf5 Bxf5 30. Qxf5 Rc3 31. Red1 Rac8 32. Ra2 Rb3 33. Bxb5 [eval 1.28/13]
  • 26… Rfe8 27. Nf5 Bxf5 28. exf5 f6 29. h4 e4 30. hxg5 exd3 31. Qxd3 fxg5 32. Re6 Nc7 33. Rxd6 Re5 34. Re1 [eval 129,13]
  • 26… Ba7 27. Nf5 Bxf5 28. exf5 f6 29. h4 e4 30. hxg5 exd3 31. Qxd3 fxg5 32. Re6 Nc7 33. Rxd6 Rce8 [eval 1.31/13]
  • 26… Kh7 27. Bxg5 hxg5 28. Qxg5 Rc3 29. Nf5 Bxf5 30. Qxf5+ Kg8 31. Ra3 Rfc8 [eval 1.33/13]
27. Ne3
Shredder 7: 27. Bxg5 hxg5 28. Qxg5 Ne8 29. Nf5 Bxf5 30. Qxf5 Rc3 31. Red1 Nf6 32. Na3 Qa8 33. Nc4 Rxd3 34. Nxb6 Rxd1+ 35. Rxd1 Qa3 [eval 1.41/14]
27… Ra8
Doesn’t do anything to prevent a White knight landing on e7. Shredder 7: 27… g6 28. Ng4 Bxg4 29. Qxg4 Bd4 30. Ra5 Ra8 31. Bxg5 hxg5 32. Qxg5 Rxa5 33. bxa5 Qa7 34. Qd2 b4 35. Qxb4 Bxf2+ 36. Kf1 [eval 1.40/13], or 27… Bxe3.
28. Nef5 Rxa1 29. Ne7+
Instead of 29. Rxa1 Ra8 30. Rxa8+ Qxa8 31. Nxd6 f6 +-
29… Kh8 30. Rxa1 +- Nh7 31. Qf3 Nf6 32. Bxh6
Winning a pawn.
32… Ra8
Kamsky needs to get counterplay going on the queenside if he is to slow or turn around White’s attack on the kingside. 32… gxh6 Deflection from f6 33. Qxf6+
33. Rf1
33. Bxg7+ Kxg7 34. Nhf5+ Kf8 (34… Bxf5 35. Nxf5+ Kf8 36. Nxd6 Rxa1+ 37. Kh2 +- Black will have to give up at least a queen to keep his king from being mated.) 35. Nxd6 Rxa1+ 36. Kh2 Kxe7 37. Nxb7 +-
33… Nce8
To prevent the sacrifice on g7.
34. Bc1 Ra1 35. Nhf5 Qc7 36. Bd2 Rxf1+ 37. Kxf1 g6 38. Ne3 Kg7 39. g4 Nh7 40. Kg2 Qb7 41. Nc4!
Position after 41.Nc4!
41… g5
41… bxc4 42. Bh6+ Kxh6 43. Qxf7 With mate in the air.
42. Na5 Qa8 43. Nf5+ Kf8 44. h4 Bd8
44… Qd8 is not much help 45. Nh6 Qf6 46. Qxf6 Nexf6 47. hxg5 Nxg4 48. Nxg4 Bxg4 49. Bxb5 +-
45. Nh6 f6 46. hxg5 f5
46… f5 47. Bxb5! hanging on to the material is worse Qc8 +-
46… Kg7 doesn’t change the outcome of the game 47. Nc6 Bxc6 48. Nf5+ Kg8 49. dxc6 Qxc6 50. gxf6 Nexf6 51. g5 +-
1-0
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