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Svidler, P. - Volkov, S. [C02]
Russian Championship, Krasnoyarsk (8) 2003

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Nf3 Bd7 6. a3 a5 7. b3 Na6
The alternative is 7...Ne7.
8. Be3 Rc8 9. Bd3 Ne7 10. O-O Nf5 11. Bxf5 exf5 12. Re1 c4?!
White has a small advantage after 12...a4 13. e6 Bxe6 14. b4 or 12...Be7 13. dxc5 Bxc5 14. b4 Bxe3 15. Rxe3 Nc7.
13. bxc4 Rxc4 14. e6!








   
14...Bxe6
Or 14... fxe6 15. Ne5.
15. Ne5 Rc7 16. Qa4+ Kd8
White gets a huge edge in case of 16...Ke7 17. c4 f6 18. cxd5 Bxd5 19. Nc3.
17. c4!
Beginning a gorgeous combination. Also White can play 17. Nd2 f6 (17...Rxc3 18. Ndf3) 18. Reb1 Qd6 19. Nd3.
17...f6 18. c5!!
Great!
18...Qb2








   
19. Nd3!!
White sacrifices a rook.
19...Qxa1 20. Qxa5 Qa2
After 20...f4 21. Nxf4 Ke7 (21...Bf7 22. Nd3 Qa2 23. Nc3) 22. Bd2 Kf7 23. Nxe6 Re7 24. Nc3 Qb2 25. Nb5 or 20...Bd7 21. Nc3 White wins. Slightly better is 20...Bc8!? 21. Nd2 b6 22. cxb6 Qxa3 23. bxc7+ Nxc7 24. Qb6 with advantage to White.
21. Bf4 Qc4 22. Nb4








   
22...Ke8
White has a clear edge.
23. Bxc7 Kf7 24. Qb6 Bc8 25. Nxa6 Qxa6 26. Qxa6 bxa6 27. Nc3 Be6 28. Rb1 Be7 29. Rb7!
Winning.








   
29...Re8 30. f3 g5 31. Ra7 f4 32. Bd6 Kf8 33. Rxa6 Bxd6 34. Rxd6 Bf7 35. Nxd5 Re1+ 36. Kf2 Rc1 37. Ke2 Rc2+ 38. Kd1 Rxg2 39. c6 Bh5 40. c7 Bxf3+ 41. Kc1 Rg1+ 42. Kd2 Rg2+ 43. Ke1
Or 43. Kc3.
43. Re2+ 44. Kf1 Rc2 45. Rd8+ Kf7 46. c8Q Rxc8 47. Rxc8 Bxd5 48. a4 Ke6 49. a5 Kd7 50. Rc3 Bb7 51. Rb3 Ba6+ 52. Kf2 f5 53. Rb6 Bc8 54. d5
Black resigned. 1-0










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Svidler, Peter (2723) - Volkov, Sergey (2620) [C02]
RUS-ch 56th/Krasnoyarsk (8) 2003

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Nf3 Bd7 6. a3 a5 7. b3 Na6 8. Be3 Rc8 9. Bd3 Ne7 10. O-O Nf5 11. Bxf5 exf5 12. Re1 c4 13. bxc4 Rxc4 14. e6 Bxe6 15. Ne5 Rc7 16. Qa4+ Kd8 17. c4 f6 18. c5 Qb2 19. Nd3 Qxa1 20. Qxa5 Qa2 21. Bf4 Qc4 22. Nb4 Ke8 23. Bxc7 Kf7 24. Qb6 Bc8 25. Nxa6 Qxa6 26. Qxa6 bxa6 27. Nc3 Be6 28. Rb1 Be7 29. Rb7 Re8 30. f3 g5 31. Ra7 f4 32. Bd6 Kf8 33. Rxa6 Bxd6 34. Rxd6 Bf7 35. Nxd5 Re1+ 36. Kf2 Rc1 37. Ke2 Rc2+ 38. Kd1 Rxg2 39. c6 Bh5 40. c7 Bxf3+ 41. Kc1 Rg1+ 42. Kd2 Rg2+ 43. Ke1 Re2+ 44. Kf1 Rc2 45. Rd8+ Kf7 46. c8=Q Rxc8 47. Rxc8 Bxd5 48. a4 Ke6 49. a5 Kd7 50. Rc3 Bb7 51. Rb3 Ba6+ 52. Kf2 f5 53. Rb6 Bc8 54. d5 1-0


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