Chess Siberia
Home page News Openings Best players/games Software Donate Video Philosophy Interviews Reviews Literature Music Cinema FIDE Answers Old newspapers Correspondence Chess Downloads Links Chess


Salem, A.R. Saleh (2531) - Movsesian, Sergei (2699) [E81]
World Rapid Chess Championship 2013, Khanty-Mansiysk (2) 2013

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. Be3 d6 6. f3 c6
I wrote about this interesting line, the Byrne Variation, in my CD "King's Indian Saemisch System" and then in my article in the ChessBase Magazine.
7. Bd3 a6








   
8. a4
White stops Black's pawns activity on the queenside.
8...a5 9. Qd2 Na6 10. Rd1! e5 11. Nge2 exd4








   
12. Nxd4
Also playable is 12. Bxd4 Nc5 13. Bc2 Be6, Topalov, V - Van Wely, L, Wijk aan Zee 2012, and here 14. e5!? is interesting, 14...Nh5 15. exd6 (15. g4 Qh4+ 16. Bf2 Qh3 17. gxh5 Qxf3 18. Rf1 Qxh5 19. exd6 Rae8 20. Bxc5 Qxc5 21. Ne4 Qe5 22. b3) 15...Qxd6 16. Qg5 Bxd4 17. Rxd4 f6 18. Qxg6+ hxg6 19. Rxd6 Ng7 20. O-O, and White has an extra pawn.
12...Qe7
After 12...Re8 13. O-O Nd7 14. Rfe1 Nac5 15. Bc2 Ne5 16. b3 Qb6, Sutkovic, D - Nestorovic, L, Sarajevo 2012, White can play 17. Qf2!? with a small edge.
13. O-O Nd7








   
14. Kh1
14. f4!? deserves serious attention.
14...Re8 15. b3 Ndc5 16. Bc2
16. Bb1 is possible.
16...Be6 17. Nce2?!
17. Bg5 and 17. Nxe6 are better.
17...Nb4 18. Bb1?!
Correct is 18. Nxe6.








   
18...Qc7?!
Black can counterattack in the centre with the strong 18...d5! 19. cxd5 cxd5.
19. Nxe6 Rxe6 20. Bxc5! dxc5 21. f4
Also possible is 21. Qd7.
21...Ree8








   
22. Qd7!
White invades into Black's camp.
22...Qb6 23. e5 Na6?!
23...Rad8!? is more precise.
24. Bc2?!
24. Qh3 is better.
24...Nb4 25. Bb1 Na6








   
26. Qh3!
White has a small advantage, all White's pieces are active.
26...Rad8 27. Bc2
27. Rxd8! Qxd8 (27... Rxd8? 28. f5!) 28. Nc3 Nc7 29. Rd1 is better.
27...Nb4 28. Be4 Na6?!
28...Qc7 is interesting.
29. Qe3 Nc7?
A mistake. Correct is 29...Rxd1 30. Rxd1 Nc7 31. Ng3 Ne6 32. f5 Nd4 33. e6 Qc7 34. exf7+ Qxf7 35. fxg6 hxg6 36. Qg5 Re6 37. Qxc5 Qf4 38. Qxa5 Rxe4 39. Nxe4 Qxe4, with counterplay.
30. Rxd8 Rxd8








   
31. f5!
White attacks.
31...gxf5 32. Bxf5?!
After 32. Qg5 Ne6 33. Qxf5 Qc7 34. Qxh7+ Kf8 35. Bg6 Rd7 36. Bf5 Qxe5 37. Bxe6 Qxe2 38. Qf5 Re7 39. Bxf7 White wins.
32...Re8?!
Black could try 32...Ne6.
33. Qd3! h6 34. Bh7+
Or 34. Qd7 Rf8 (34...Rxe5 35. Bb1 f6 36. Bg6 Rxe2 37. Qd8+) 35. Nf4 Qxb3 36. Bd3.
34...Kh8 35. Rxf7 Ne6 36. Bf5 Rd8 37. Qg3 Rd1+ 38. Ng1 Ng5 39. e6 Qd8








   
40. Rd7
White wins thanks to his strong passed pawn in the centre.
40...Rxd7 41. exd7 Kg8 42. h4 Nf7 43. Be6 Kf8 44. Nf3
Or 44. Ne2 Bf6 45. Nf4 Ne5 46. Bf5 Kf7 47. Ne6, winnnig.
44...Bf6 45. Qg6 Nd6 46. Qxh6+ Ke7 47. Qe3 Qf8 48. Bh3+ Kd8 49. Qxc5 Kc7 50. Qxa5+
Or 50. Nd4 Bxd4 51. Qxd4 b6 52. h5.
50...b6 51. Qd2 Qe7 52. a5 Ne4 53. Qf4+ Kb7








   
54. d8=N+!
White wins a piece and the game.
54...Qxd8 55. Qxe4 Qd1+ 56. Kh2 bxa5 57. Qe6 Bd8 58. Qd7+ Bc7+ 59. Ne5
Also possible is 59. g3 Qxf3 60. Qc8+ Kb6 61. c5+ Kxc5 62. Qxc7.
59...Qxd7 60. Bxd7 Bxe5+ 61. Kh3 Kc7 62. Be8 Kd6 63. g4 Kc5








   
64. g5
White's pawns are unstoppable.
64...Kb4 65. Bxc6 Kxb3 66. h5 Kxc4 67. h6 Kc5 68. g6
Black resigned. 1-0










Move
   

Salem, A.R. Saleh (2531) - Movsesian, Sergei (2699) [E81]
World Rapid Chess Championship 2013/Khanty-Mansiysk (2) 2013

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. Be3 d6 6. f3 c6 7. Bd3 a6 8. a4 a5 9. Qd2 Na6 10. Rd1 e5 11. Nge2 exd4 12. Nxd4 Qe7 13. O-O Nd7 14. Kh1 Re8 15. b3 Ndc5 16. Bc2 Be6 17. Nce2 Nb4 18. Bb1 Qc7 19. Nxe6 Rxe6 20. Bxc5 dxc5 21. f4 Ree8 22. Qd7 Qb6 23. e5 Na6 24. Bc2 Nb4 25. Bb1 Na6 26. Qh3 Rad8 27. Bc2 Nb4 28. Be4 Na6 29. Qe3 Nc7 30. Rxd8 Rxd8 31. f5 gxf5 32. Bxf5 Re8 33. Qd3 h6 34. Bh7+ Kh8 35. Rxf7 Ne6 36. Bf5 Rd8 37. Qg3 Rd1+ 38. Ng1 Ng5 39. e6 Qd8 40. Rd7 Rxd7 41. exd7 Kg8 42. h4 Nf7 43. Be6 Kf8 44. Nf3 Bf6 45. Qg6 Nd6 46. Qxh6+ Ke7 47. Qe3 Qf8 48. Bh3+ Kd8 49. Qxc5 Kc7 50. Qxa5+ b6 51. Qd2 Qe7 52. a5 Ne4 53. Qf4+ Kb7 54. d8=N+ Qxd8 55. Qxe4 Qd1+ 56. Kh2 bxa5 57. Qe6 Bd8 58. Qd7+ Bc7+ 59. Ne5 Qxd7 60. Bxd7 Bxe5+ 61. Kh3 Kc7 62. Be8 Kd6 63. g4 Kc5 64. g5 Kb4 65. Bxc6 Kxb3 66. h5 Kxc4 67. h6 Kc5 68. g6 1-0


Top

© 2013 Boris Schipkov