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Barsov, A. (2525) - Zhang Zhong (2657) [E13]
Premier, Hastings (1) 2001

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 b6 5. Bg5 Bb7 6. Nd2 h6 7. Bh4 c5 8. a3 Bxc3
In the game Bunzmann, D - Ravi, T, Biel MTO Open 2000 (1/2, 27) Black played 8...cxd4 9. axb4 dxc3 10. bxc3 d5 11. e3 O-O 12. Be2 dxc4 13. Nxc4 Qxd1+ 14. Rxd1 Ne4 with more or less equal game. Possible is 11. cxd5 Qxd5 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. e4 Qe5 14. Qa4+ Kf8 15. Qc2 Kg7 with an unclear position.
9. bxc3 d6 10. f3








   
10...Nbd7
Interesting is 10... Nc6 11. e3 Qe7 12. Bd3 g5 13. Bf2 Nd7 Avrukh B - Tiviakov S, Wijk aan Zee 2000. Or 11...g5 12. Bf2 Qe7 13. Bd3 O-O-O 14. O-O h5 15. a4 h4 16. Nb3 a5 17. Nd2 Nb8 18. Bc2 g4 with counterattack in Malakhatko, V - Korobov, A, ch-UKR, Ordzhonikidze 2001.
11. e4 e5 12. d5! Qe7 13. Bd3 Nf8 14. Qa4+ Kd8
After 14...Qd7 15. Bc2 Nh5 16. Bf2 White has some advantage.
15. Bf2 Ng6 16. g3 Nh7 17. h4!
White has an edge.









   
17...Kc7 18. Nf1 Qf6 19. Ke2 Ne7 20. Ne3 h5 21. Raf1 g5 22. hxg5 Nxg5 23. Be1 Qg6 24. f4!
White opens the position for his two bishops.
24...Nxe4
If 24... exf4 then 25. e5 f3+ 26. Rxf3.
25. fxe5 Nxg3+
Or 25... dxe5 26. Bxe4 Qxe4 27. Rxf7.
26. Kd2!
A nice sacrifice.
26...Nxf1+ 27. Rxf1 Qg5
Or 27... f5 28. exf6 Qg5 29. fxe7 Rae8 30. Rf3 h4 31. Kc2 Qxe7 32. Bd2 h3 33. Nf5 Qd7 34. Qxd7+ Kxd7 35. Nh6.
28. exd6+ Kxd6








   
29. Rf6+! Ke5
Also hopeless is 29... Qxf6 30. Bg3+ Qe5 31. Bxe5+ or 29... Kc7 30. d6+ Kd8 31. dxe7+ Kxe7 32. Rf5.
30. Rf3
Possible was 30. Rxf7 Rhd8 31. Rxe7+ Qxe7 32. Bg3+ winning.
30...f5 31. Bxf5 Rhd8 32. Bg3+ Kf6 33. Bc8+ Kg7 34. Bxb7 Rf8 35. Bf4 Rxf4 36. Rxf4 Rd8 37. Rf2 Ng6 38. Rg2 Qf4 39. Qc2 Rd6 40. Qf5
Black resigned. 1-0










Move
   

Barsov, Alexei (2525) - Zhang Zhong (2657) [E13]
Hastings 0102 77th/Hastings (1) 2001

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 b6 5. Bg5 Bb7 6. Nd2 h6 7. Bh4 c5 8. a3 Bxc3 9. bxc3 d6 10. f3 Nbd7 11. e4 e5 12. d5 Qe7 13. Bd3 Nf8 14. Qa4+ Kd8 15. Bf2 Ng6 16. g3 Nh7 17. h4 Kc7 18. Nf1 Qf6 19. Ke2 Ne7 20. Ne3 h5 21. Raf1 g5 22. hxg5 Nxg5 23. Be1 Qg6 24. f4 Nxe4 25. fxe5 Nxg3+ 26. Kd2 Nxf1+ 27. Rxf1 Qg5 28. exd6+ Kxd6 29. Rf6+ Ke5 30. Rf3 f5 31. Bxf5 Rhd8 32. Bg3+ Kf6 33. Bc8+ Kg7 34. Bxb7 Rf8 35. Bf4 Rxf4 36. Rxf4 Rd8 37. Rf2 Ng6 38. Rg2 Qf4 39. Qc2 Rd6 40. Qf5 1-0


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