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Shirov, A. (2746) - Bareev, E. (2702) [C11]
FIDE WCh, New Delhi (5.2) 2000

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Be7 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. Qd2
In the game Shirov, A - Gurevich, M, FIDE WCh, New Delhi (3.1) 2000 White played 8. Bc4 a6 9. Qe2 b5 10. Bd5 Rb8 11. O-O-O O-O 12. Bc6 Rb6 13. d5 exd5 14. Bxd5 c6 15. Bb3 c5 16. Bd5 Qc7 17. Rhe1 Bd8 18. Qe3 c4 19. Nfg5 Bxg5 20. Qxg5 Nf6 21. g3 1/2-1/2, draw.
8...O-O
An alternative is 8...Be7 9. O-O-O Nf6 10. Bd3 O-O 11. Nxf6+ Bxf6 12. Qf4 c5 13. dxc5 Qa5 14. Qc4 Be7 15. h4 Qxc5 16. Qe4 f5 17. Qe2 b5 18. Ng5 Bf6 19. Nxe6 Bxe6 20. Qxe6+ Kh8 21. Kb1 Qxf2 22. Qxf5 Qxf5 23. Bxf5 g6 24. Bd3 Rad8 25. h5 Kg7 26. hxg6 hxg6 27. Bxb5 Rxd1+ 28. Rxd1 Rb8 29. a4 a6 30. Rd7+ Kh6 31. Rd6 Bxb2 32. Kxb2 axb5 33. a5 Ra8 34. a6 Kh5 35. Kb3 g5 36. Kb4 Kg4 37. Kxb5 Kg3 38. Rd7 g4 39. a7 Black resigned in Fischer, R - Benko, P, Curacao ct 1962, 1-0.
9. O-O-O Be7
After 9...b6 10. Bc4 Bb7 11. Qf4 Be7 12. d5 exd5 13. Bxd5 Bxd5 14. Rxd5 Qc8 15. Nd4 Nf6 16. Re5 Nxe4 17. Rxe7 Nd6 18. Rhe1 Qa6 19. Rxc7 Ne8 20. Rc3 Qxa2 21. Ra3 Qc4 22. Ne6 Qxf4+ 23. Nxf4 Nf6 24. Ra6 Rfd8 25. Re7 White had a minimal advantage in the endgame in Shirov, A - Gurevich, M, FIDE WCh, New Delhi (3.3) 2000.
If 11. d5?! then 11...b5 12. Bb3 Nb6 13. Nxf6+ Qxf6 14. dxe6 fxe6 15. Rhe1 Nc4 16. Bxc4 bxc4 with equality in Xu Yuhua - Zhukova, N, FIDE WCh Women, New Delhi (3.3) 2000.
Another try is 10. Bd3 Bb7 11. Qe2 Be7 12. h4 Nf6 13. Neg5 Bxf3 14. Nxf3 Qd6 15. Ne5 c5 16. dxc5 Qxc5 17. Kb1 Rad8 18. Bc4 Nd5 19. Bxd5 exd5 20. Nd3 Qc7 21. g3 Bf6 22. Rhe1 Qc4 23. a3 g6 24. Nf4 b5 25. Qf3 d4 26. Nd3 Bg7 27. Re7 Rc8 28. Rd2 Rc7 29. Rde2 a6 30. Rxc7 Qxc7 31. Qd5 Rd8 32. Qe4 Rc8 33. h5 Qd7 34. hxg6 hxg6 35. g4 a5 36. g5 b4 37. axb4 axb4 38. f4 Qa4 39. Qd5 Bf8 40. Ne5 Qa7 41. Nd7 b3 42. cxb3 Qa6 43. Ne5 Rc7 44. Nc4 Ra7 45. Re8 Qa1+ 46. Kc2 Qg1 47. Qd6 Qg2+ 48. Nd2 d3+ 49. Kc3 Black resigned in Sakaev, K - Kacheishvili, G, Ubeda open 2001, 1-0.
10. Bc4
In the game Kasparov, G - Bareev, E, Sarajevo 2000 White played 10. Qc3 Nf6 11. Nxf6+ Bxf6 12. Bd3 Qd6 13. Kb1 Rd8 14. h4 a5 15. Qe1 Bd7 16. Ng5 h6 17. Bh7+ Kf8 18. Ne4 Qe7 19. Nxf6 Qxf6 20. Be4 Bc6 21. Bxc6 bxc6 22. Qe5 Qxe5 23. dxe5 Rd5 24. Rde1 Rb8 25. Re2 Ke7 26. c3 f6 27. exf6+ gxf6 28. Kc2 Rg8 29. g3 e5 30. Rhe1 Ke6 31. Re4 Kf5 32. Rc4 Rd6 33. Re3 h5 34. Rf3+ Ke6 35. Rd3 Rxd3 36. Kxd3 Kd6 37. b3 f5 38. Ra4 c5 39. Rxa5 Rg4 40. Ra4 f4 41. Ke2 Black resigned, 1-0.
10...Nf6 11. Rhe1








   
11...Nd5?
Better is 11... Nxe4 12. Rxe4 b5! 13. Bd3 (13. Bxb5 Qd5 14. Re5 Qxa2) 13...Bb7 14. Re5 a6 with more or less equal game.
12. Ne5 f5 13. Bxd5 exd5 14. Nc5 Bg5
If 14... b6 then 15. Nc6 Bg5 16. Nxd8 Bxd2+ 17. Rxd2 Rxd8 18. Nd3.
15. f4 Bf6 16. h3 Qd6 17. Ncd3 b6 18. g4 c5 19. g5 Bd8 20. Qg2








   
20...Rb8?!
More precise is 20... Bb7 21. g6 h6 22. Nf7 Qc7 with counterplay.
21. g6 c4?
Deserving attention is 21...Rb7 22. gxh7+ Kxh7.
22. Nb4!
A strong move. Now White has a clear advantage.
22...Bb7 23. gxh7+ Kxh7 24. Rg1 Qh6?!
Also hopeless is 24... Rg8 25. Nf7! Qxf4+ 26. Kb1 g6 27. Nxd5 Qe4 28. Qd2 Qh4 29. Nf4 or 24... Bf6 25. Qg6+ Kg8 26. c3 a5 27. Nc2 b5 28. Ne3 Bxe5 29. dxe5 Qxg6 30. Rxg6 Rbd8 31. Rb6.
25. Qf3 Bf6 26. Nd7 Rbd8 27. Nxf8+ Rxf8 28. Nxd5 Kh8 29. Qa3
Black resigned. 1-0











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Shirov, Alexei (2746) - Bareev, Evgeny (2702) [C13]
FIDE-Wch k.o./New Delhi/Teheran (5.2) 2000

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Be7 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O Be7 10. Bc4 Nf6 11. Rhe1 Nd5 12. Ne5 f5 13. Bxd5 exd5 14. Nc5 Bg5 15. f4 Bf6 16. h3 Qd6 17. Ncd3 b6 18. g4 c5 19. g5 Bd8 20. Qg2 Rb8 21. g6 c4 22. Nb4 Bb7 23. gxh7+ Kxh7 24. Rg1 Qh6 25. Qf3 Bf6 26. Nd7 Rbd8 27. Nxf8+ Rxf8 28. Nxd5 Kh8 29. Qa3 1-0


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