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Lugovoi, Aleksei - Balashov, Yuri [E52]
56th Russian Chess Championship, Krasnoyarsk (4) 2003

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. Nf3 b6 7. a3 Bd6
Interesting is 7...Bxc3+.
8. e4! dxe4 9. Nxe4








   
9...Bb7?
The decisive mistake. Correct is 9...Nbd7!? 10. O-O Bb7 11. Nxd6 cxd6 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bh4 d5 with slight edge to White in Korchnoi, V - Timman, J, Horgen 1995 or 11. Qe2 Nxe4 12. Bxe4 Bxe4 13. Qxe4 c5, Ibragimov, I - Sokolov, A, RUS-ch, Elista 1996. After 9...Be7?! 10. Nxf6+ Bxf6 11. Be4 c6 White has an advantage, Knaak, R - Schoeneberg, M, Leipzig 1986.
10. Nxf6+!
Weaker is 10. Qc2 Nbd7 11. Bg5 h6 12. h4 Be7 Rabar, B - Nievergelt, E, Belgrade 1954 or 10. Bg5 Be7 11. Qc2 Nxe4 12. Bxe4 Bxe4 13. Qxe4 Nd7 Flear, G - Hawksworth, J, BCF-ch, Southport 1983.
10...Qxf6
Or 10... gxf6 11. Bh6 Re8 12. Ne5 f5 13. Qh5 Bxe5 14. dxe5 Nd7 15. O-O-O f6 (15...Qe7 16. Be4!) 16. Bxf5 exf5 17. Qxf5 Re7 18. e6, winning.
11. Bg5 Bxf3 12. Qd2!









Here after 12...Bf4 (12...Qxd4 13. Bxh7+) 13. Bxf4 Bxg2 14. Rg1 White wins.
Black resigned. 1-0










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Lugovoi, Aleksei (2566) - Balashov, Yuri S (2500) [E52]
RUS-ch 56th/Krasnoyarsk (4) 2003

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. Nf3 b6 7. a3 Bd6 8. e4 dxe4 9. Nxe4 Bb7 10. Nxf6+ Qxf6 11. Bg5 Bxf3 12. Qd2 1-0


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