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Ivanchuk, V. (2717) - Adams, M. (2742) [C88]
SuperGM, Linares (7) 2002

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 Bb7 9. d3 Re8 10. Na3
If 10. Nc3 then 10...b4 11. Nd5 Na5 12. Nxe7+ Qxe7 13. Ba2 d5 with equality in Shirov, A - Adams, M, Linares (3) 2002.
After 10. Nbd2 Bf8 11. c3 Na5 12. Ba2 c5 13. d4 d6 14. b4 exd4! 15. bxa5 dxc3 16. Nf1 Nxe4 17. axb5 axb5 18. a6 Bc6 19. Rxe4 Bxe4 20. Bxf7+ Kxf7 21. Ng5+ Kg8 22. Nxe4 Qc8 23. Nxc3 Rxa6 Black obtained an advantage, Shirov, A - Ivanchuk, V, Linares (9) 2002.
10...Bxa3!
A strong novelty. Worse is 10...Bc5?! 11. Bg5 Nd4 12. Nxd4 Bxd4 13. c3 Bb6 14. Qf3 Bc6 15. Nc2 bxa4 16. Bxa4 Bxa4 17. Rxa4 Re6 18. d4 h6 19. Bh4 Qe8 20. d5 Rd6 21. Na3 Nh7 22. Nc4 Rg6 with a clear edge to White in Kupreichik, V - Dueball, J, Germany 1993.
11. bxa3 d5!








   
12. exd5 Nxd5
The chances are even. White has two bishops' advantage, but Black has two knights' advantage!
13. Bb2?!
A risky move. More precise is 13. Ng5 f6 14. Ne4 (14. c4 bxc4 15. dxc4 Nd4 16. cxd5 fxg5) 14... Nd4 15. Ba2 Kh8 or 13. Bd2 Nd4 14. Nxd4 exd4 15. Qg4 c5 with equality.
13...Nf4! 14. Bc1
After 14. axb5 axb5 15. Qd2 Qf6 16. Qe3 Qf5 17. Nh4 Qd7 Black has a small edge.
14...Nxg2!?
Interesting is 14... Nd4 15. Nxd4 Nxg2 16. Nf5 Qf6 17. Ng3 Nxe1 18. Qxe1 Qf3 19. Qf1 h5 20. Be3 h4 21. Ne4 Bxe4 22. dxe4 h3 23. Re1 bxa4 24. Bc4 Qg4+ 25. Kh1 Qxe4+ 26. f3 Qxc2 27. Rc1 Qf5 28. Bd5 Rac8 29. Be4 Qe6 30. Rc6 Qd7 with minimal edge to the second player.
15. Ng5! Nxe1 16. Qh5!
The best continuation.









   
16...Qd7
Correct is 16... h6! 17. Nxf7 Qf6 18. Ng5+ Kh8 19. Nf7+ with perpetual check.
17. Bxf7+ Kf8 18. Be3!
Threatening is 19. Bc5+. Weaker is 18. Nxh7+?! Ke7 19. Bg5+ Kd6 20. Rxe1 Nd4 21. Re3 Qc6! 22. Re4 Qxc2 23. Qg6+ Ne6 24. Re1 Qc6 25. Re4 Qc3 26. Bxe8 Qxd3 27. Re1 Qd5.
18...Nd4 19. Rxe1
If 19. Nxh7+?! then 19...Ke7 20. Rxe1 Qc6!.
19...Nf3+ 20. Kf1 Nxg5 21. Bc5+ Re7 22. Rxe5 Nxf7 23. Rxe7 Qxe7 24. Bxe7+ Kxe7 25. Qc5+ Kd7 26. Qd4+ Ke7 27. Qxg7








   

The position is better for White because his queen can check all the time and take pawns.
27...bxa4 28. Qc3 Kd7 29. Qd4+ Nd6 30. Qxa4+ Ke6 31. Qg4+ Nf5 32. Qc4+ Bd5 33. Qxc7
Winning. The passed pawns are powerful.
33...h5 34. c4 Bh1 35. f4 Rf8 36. Qb6+ Kf7 37. Qa7+ Ne7 38. Qxa6 Rb8 39. d4 Rb1+ 40. Ke2 Rb2+ 41. Kd3 Rb3+ 42. Kd2 Rh3 43. d5 Rxh2+ 44. Kd3 Nxd5 45. cxd5 Bxd5 46. f5 Ra2 47. Qa7+ Kf6 48. Qd4+ Kg5 49. Qxd5 Rxa3+ 50. Ke4
Black resigned. 1-0










Move
   

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2717) - Adams, Michael (2742) [C88]
Linares 19th/Linares (7) 2002

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 Bb7 9. d3 Re8 10. Na3 Bxa3 11. bxa3 d5 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bb2 Nf4 14. Bc1 Nxg2 15. Ng5 Nxe1 16. Qh5 Qd7 17. Bxf7+ Kf8 18. Be3 Nd4 19. Rxe1 Nf3+ 20. Kf1 Nxg5 21. Bc5+ Re7 22. Rxe5 Nxf7 23. Rxe7 Qxe7 24. Bxe7+ Kxe7 25. Qc5+ Kd7 26. Qd4+ Ke7 27. Qxg7 bxa4 28. Qc3 Kd7 29. Qd4+ Nd6 30. Qxa4+ Ke6 31. Qg4+ Nf5 32. Qc4+ Bd5 33. Qxc7 h5 34. c4 Bh1 35. f4 Rf8 36. Qb6+ Kf7 37. Qa7+ Ne7 38. Qxa6 Rb8 39. d4 Rb1+ 40. Ke2 Rb2+ 41. Kd3 Rb3+ 42. Kd2 Rh3 43. d5 Rxh2+ 44. Kd3 Nxd5 45. cxd5 Bxd5 46. f5 Ra2 47. Qa7+ Kf6 48. Qd4+ Kg5 49. Qxd5 Rxa3+ 50. Ke4 1-0


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