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Shirov, A. (2746) - Grischuk, A. (2606) [C65]
FIDE WCh, New Delhi (6.1) 2000

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Bc5 5. Nxe5 Nxe4 6. Qe2 Nxe5 7. d4
If 7. Qxe4, then 7...Qe7 8. Nc3 Ng6 9. Qxe7+ Nxe7 10. Ne4 Bb6 11. Re1 O-O 12. Nd6 Nc6 13. Nxc8 Raxc8 14. c3 Rfe8 15. Rxe8+ Rxe8 16. Kf1 Nb8 17. d4 c6 18. Bd3 Bc7 19. a4 d5 20. a5 a6 21. Bd2 Nd7 22. g3 g6 23. b3 Nf8 24. Kg2 Ne6 25. b4 f5 26. f4 Kf7 27. Kf3 Kf6 28. Re1 Bd6 29. h3 h5 30. Rh1 Rh8 31. Re1 Re8 32. Rh1 1/2-1/2, Adams, M - Leko, P, Dortmund 2000.
Or 8. d4 Nc6 9. Qxe7+ Bxe7 10. c3 a6 11. Bd3 d6 12. Re1 O-O 13. Na3 Bf6 14. Nc4 1/2-1/2, Cabrilo, G - Gulko, B, Manila izt 1990.
Deserving attention is 8. Re1!? Ng6 9. Nc3 c6 10. d4 f5 (10... Bxd4 11. Bd2 Qxe4 12. Rxe4+ Be5 13. f4 cxb5 14. fxe5 a6 15. Nd5) 11. Qe2 Qxe2 12. Rxe2+ Be7 13. Bg5 Kd8 14. Bxe7+ Nxe7 15. Rae1 Ng6 16. Bd3 d6 17. g3 Bd7 18. h4 h5 White has a clear edge in the endgame. 19. Nb1 Rf8 20. Nd2 Nh8 21. Nf3 Nf7 22. Bc4 d5 23. Bd3 g6 24. Ne5 Nxe5 25. Rxe5 Kc7 26. Kg2 Rf6 27. Re7 Raf8 28. Rg7 R8f7 29. Rxf7 Rxf7 30. Kf3 Kd6 31. Kf4 Re7 32. Rxe7 Kxe7 33. Ke5 Be6 34. Be2 Bf7 35. f3 Be6 36. a4 a5 37. b3 b6 38. Ba6 Bd7 39. Bb7 Be8 40. Bc8 Bf7 41. f4 1-0, Black resigned in Melnikov, D - Frolov, D, Petroff Mem Open, St. Petersburg 2000.
7...Be7 8. Qxe4
If 8. dxe5, then 8...Nc5 9. Bf4 O-O 10. Nc3 c6 11. Bd3 Nxd3 12. Qxd3 f6 13. Qg3 1/2-1/2, Ivanchuk, V - Leko, P, Linares 1999.
8...Ng6 9. f4!
A novelty. Worse is 9. c4 O-O 10. Nc3 c6 11. Ba4 f5 12. Qf3 d6 13. Bc2 Bg5 14. Re1 Bd7 15. Qh5 Nf4 16. Qd1 Qf6 17. d5 c5 18. Ba4 Bxa4 19. Qxa4 Nd3 20. Re6 Qd8 21. Bxg5 Qxg5 22. Re3 Ne5 23. Rae1 Rae8 24. Qd1 Qh4 25. g3 Qh3 26. f4 Ng4 27. R3e2 Nxh2 28. Rxe8 Qxg3+ 29. Kh1 Nf3 0-1, White resigned, Vazquez, R - De la Paz, F, Capablanca Mem Premier II, 2000.









   
9...c6 10. Bd3 d5 11. Qe2 f5 12. Nd2 O-O 13. Nf3 Nh8 14. Bd2 a5
Deserving attention is 14... c5 15. dxc5 Bxc5+ 16. Be3 Re8 17. Ne5 Bb6.
15. c4 Nf7 16. cxd5 cxd5 17. Rac1 Bf6 18. b4 a4?!
Interesting is 18... Re8!? 19. Ne5 Qb6 20. Bb5 Rd8 21. bxa5 Qxd4+ 22. Be3 Qe4 23. Nxf7 Kxf7 with more or less equal chances.
19. b5 Re8 20. Ne5 Nd6 21. Bb4 Ne4 22. Bxe4 dxe4
According to Kasparov (kasparovchess.ru) White organizes a strong attack on the kingside after 22.fxe4 23.Qh5! Be6 (23g6 24.Nxg6 hxg6 25.Qxg6+ Kh8 26.f5) 24.f5 Bxe5 25.dxe5 Bf7 26.Qg4 Rxe5 27.Qg3! Qf6 (27Re8 28.f6 g6 29.Qf4 Re6 30.Be7) 28.Bc3 Rae8 29.Bd4! e3 30.Rfe1 Bh5 31.Rc7.
23. Rfd1 Be6 24. d5 Bd7?
Better was 24... Rc8! 25. dxe6 (25. Nc6 bxc6 26. bxc6 Bxd5) 25... Rxc1 26. Rxc1 Qd4+ 27. Kh1 Qxb4 28. Qh5 g6 29. Nxg6 Qb2 30. Rd1?! Qxa2 31. Nh4 Qxe6 32. Nxf5 a3 with more or less equal game. Kasparov recommends 30.Rg1! Qxa2 31.g4! with an attack. Also interesting is 25.Rxc8 Bxc8 26.Nc4 Qc7 27.d6 Qf7 28.d7 Bxd7 29.Nd6 Qe6 30.Nxe8 Bxe8 and White has the exchange for a pawn.








   
25. Nc6!
Now White has a clear advantage.
25...Qc8
If 25... Bxc6, then 26. dxc6 Qc7 27. Rd7 Qxf4 28. Qc4+ Kh8 29. Bd2 Qg4 30. Rxb7 Rad8 31. Rd7.
26. Ne7+ Bxe7 27. Rxc8 Raxc8 28. Bxe7 Rxe7 29. d6 Rf7 30. Rd5! Rc1+ 31. Kf2 Rf8 32. Re5!!
A brilliant plan.
32...Rfc8 33. Re7! R1c2 34. Rxd7 Rxe2+ 35. Kxe2 b6 36. Rb7 Rc2+ 37. Ke3 Rc3+ 38. Kd4 Rd3+ 39. Ke5 e3 40. Ke6 h6 41. Re7 Rd4 42. Kd7 Re4 43. Rxe4 fxe4 44. Ke7
Black resigned, because of 44...e2 45.d7 e1Q 46.d8Q+ Kh7 47.Kf7 with 48.Qg8 checkmate.
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Shirov, Alexei (2746) - Grischuk, Alexander (2606) [C65]
FIDE-Wch k.o./New Delhi/Teheran (6.1) 2000

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Bc5 5. Nxe5 Nxe4 6. Qe2 Nxe5 7. d4 Be7 8. Qxe4 Ng6 9. f4 c6 10. Bd3 d5 11. Qe2 f5 12. Nd2 O-O 13. Nf3 Nh8 14. Bd2 a5 15. c4 Nf7 16. cxd5 cxd5 17. Rac1 Bf6 18. b4 a4 19. b5 Re8 20. Ne5 Nd6 21. Bb4 Ne4 22. Bxe4 dxe4 23. Rfd1 Be6 24. d5 Bd7 25. Nc6 Qc8 26. Ne7+ Bxe7 27. Rxc8 Raxc8 28. Bxe7 Rxe7 29. d6 Rf7 30. Rd5 Rc1+ 31. Kf2 Rf8 32. Re5 Rfc8 33. Re7 R1c2 34. Rxd7 Rxe2+ 35. Kxe2 b6 36. Rb7 Rc2+ 37. Ke3 Rc3+ 38. Kd4 Rd3+ 39. Ke5 e3 40. Ke6 h6 41. Re7 Rd4 42. Kd7 Re4 43. Rxe4 fxe4 44. Ke7 1-0


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