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Pigusov, E. (2584) - Lavrov, S. (2438) [A14]
Russian Club Championship, Tomsk (5) 2001

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 b6
This decisive game fixed a victory for Sibir (Tomsk) in the match against Novokuznetsk (Novokuznetsk) in the Russian Club Championship 2001. And Sibir (Tomsk) went to the Final Group A.
3. Bg2 Bb7 4. c4 e6 5. O-O Be7 6. Nc3 O-O 7. b3 d5 8. e3 Nbd7 9. Bb2








   
9...dxc4
Better is 9...Ne4 10. Qc2 Nxc3 11. Bxc3 c5 12. Rfd1 Rc8 13. Qb2 Bf6 14. Rac1 Rc7 15. Ne5 Nxe5 16. Bxe5 Bxe5 17. Qxe5 dxc4 18. Bxb7 Rxb7 19. bxc4 Qd3 20. Qa1 Rd8 21. Rc3 Qe4 22. d3 Rbd7 23. Rd2 Qe5 24. Qc1 h5 with an edge to Black in Korchnoi, V - Adams, M, Tilburg Fontys 1998 (0-1, 87).
Or 10. cxd5 Nxc3 11. dxc3 Bxd5 12. c4 Bb7 13. Qc2 Qc8 14. Rad1 Rd8 15. h4 h6 16. Rd2 c5 17. Rfd1 Bc6 18. Ne5 Nxe5 19. Rxd8+ Bxd8 20. Bxe5 Bxg2 21. Kxg2 Qc6+ 22. f3 Be7 with equality in Malakhov, V - Razuvaev, Y, Porto San Giorgio Open 2000 (1/2, 35).
10. bxc4 Nc5?!
Stronger is 10... c5 11. Qe2 a6 12. Rfd1 Qc7.
11. d4 Nce4 12. Nxe4 Bxe4 13. Ne5 Bxg2 14. Kxg2 c5 15. Qf3 Qd6 16. Rad1 cxd4 17. exd4 Rac8 18. d5 exd5 19. cxd5








   
19...Qb4?
More precise is 19... Rc2 20. Qb3 Rfc8 21. Nc6 R8xc6 22. dxc6 Qxc6+ 23. Kg1 Ne4 24. Bc1 h6 25. Be3 Bg5 with some compensation for the exchange. If 26. Rd7? then 26...Rxf2! 27. Rxf2 (27. Rxf7 Rg2+ 28. Kxg2 Nc5+ 29. Kg1 Nxb3 30. Bxg5 Nd4) 27... Qxd7 28. Rf1 Bxe3+ 29. Qxe3 Ng5 30. h4 Ne6. Or 26. a3 Rc3 27. Qd5 Qxd5 28. Rxd5 Rxa3 29. Bxg5 Nxg5 30. f4 Ne6.
20. Nc6! Rxc6 21. dxc6 Qxb2 22. c7 Qe5 23. Qb7 Qf5 24. Rfe1 Bc5
If 24...Ng4 then 25. Qf3 Qxf3+ 26. Kxf3.
25. Re2 Nh5 26. Rd8
Black resigned. 1-0










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Pigusov, Evgeny (2584) - Lavrov, S. (2438) [A14]
RUS-chT/Tomsk (5) 2001

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 b6 3. Bg2 Bb7 4. c4 e6 5. O-O Be7 6. Nc3 O-O 7. b3 d5 8. e3 Nbd7 9. Bb2 dxc4 10. bxc4 Nc5 11. d4 Nce4 12. Nxe4 Bxe4 13. Ne5 Bxg2 14. Kxg2 c5 15. Qf3 Qd6 16. Rad1 cxd4 17. exd4 Rac8 18. d5 exd5 19. cxd5 Qb4 20. Nc6 Rxc6 21. dxc6 Qxb2 22. c7 Qe5 23. Qb7 Qf5 24. Rfe1 Bc5 25. Re2 Nh5 26. Rd8 1-0


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