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


Vasiukov, E. (2524) - Van Wely, L. (2697) [B53]
Aeroflot Open, Moscow (1) 2002

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6
The alternative 4...a6 is also playable.
5. Bb5 Bd7 6. Bxc6 Bxc6 7. Nc3 Nf6 8. Bg5 e6 9. O-O-O Be7 10. Rhe1 O-O 11. Kb1 Qa5
In the game Vasiukov, E - Browne, W, Reykjavik 1980 Black played 11...Qc7 12. Qd2 Rfd8 13. Nd4 Rac8 14. f3 a6 15. g4 b5 16. Nce2 Bd7 17. Ng3 g6 18. Rg1 e5 19. Ndf5 Bxf5 20. exf5 d5 21. h4 Rd6 22. Rg2 Rc6 23. Bxf6 Bxf6 24. g5 Be7 25. f6 Bd6 26. Nf1 e4 27. Ne3 exf3 28. Nxd5 Qd7 29. Ne7+ Kf8 30. Nxc8 fxg2 31. Ne7 Rb6 32. Qxg2 Qe8 33. Qg1 1-0.
Interesting is 11...h6!? 12. Bh4 Re8 13. Bg3, Svidler, P - Kasparov, G, Linares 1999 or 13. Qd3 Qa5 14. Nd4 Rac8, Zimina, O - Paehtz, E, Yerevan 2000.
12. Qd2
Threatening 13. Nd5.
12...Qa6
Or 12...Rfd8 13. Nd4 Kh8 14. f4! h6 15. h4 Rac8 16. g4 with initiative in Lutikov, A - Tal, M, USSR chT 1955.
13. Nd4 Rfc8 14. f4!
A strong novelty. Worse is 14. f3 Be8 15. g4 Rc4 16. Be3 Rac8, Tereladze, S - Gaponenko, I, Warsaw 2001.









   
15...h6?!
Weakening his kingside. Better is 14... b5!? with some counterplay.
15. h4!
A beautiful bishop's sacrifice.
15...Qc4
After 15... hxg5 White has a powerful attack 16. hxg5 Nd7 17. g4 Kf8 18. Qh2 Ke8 19. Qh8+ Nf8 (19... Bf8 20. g6! Kd8 21. gxf7 Qc4 22. e5) 20. f5 e5 21. Nxc6 bxc6 22. f6 gxf6 23. gxf6. Or 17... Nf8 18. Rh1 f6 19. Nxe6! Qc4 20. Nxf8 Kxf8 21. g6 Ke8 22. Rh7 Bf8 23. g5 fxg5 24. f5 g4 25. Qf4.
If 15...b5 then 16. Qe2! hxg5 17. hxg5 Nd7 18. Rh1 g6 19. g4 Bf8 (19...Kg7 20. Rh7+!) 20. Qh2 Bg7 21.f5 b4 22. f6 Nxf6 23. gxf6 Bxf6 24. Nxe6! winning.
16. g4! Kf8








   
17. f5!
Threatening 18. Bxh6.
17...hxg5 18. hxg5 Nd7 19. fxe6 Ne5
If 19... fxe6 then 20. Qh2.
20. Rh1








   
20...fxe6
Also hopeless is 20... Ng6 21. Qf4! Be8 (21... Nxf4 22. Rh8 mate) 22. Nd5.
21. b3 Qb4 22. Rh8+ Kf7 23. Qf4+ Bf6 24. Rh7
Also possible is 24. gxf6 Ng6 25. Qf2 Rxh8 26. fxg7+ Kxg7 27. Nxe6+ Kg8 28. Qf6 winning.
24...Kg8 25. gxf6
Or 25. Rdh1 Qxd4 26. gxf6 and White wins.
25...Kxh7 26. Qg5 Rc7 27. Nxe6 Rac8 28. fxg7 Kg8 29. Rh1 Bxe4 30. Rh8+ Kf7 31. Nxc7 Qxc3 32. g8Q+
Black resigned. 1-0










Move
   

Vasiukov, Evgeni (2524) - Van Wely, Loek (2697) [B53]
Moscow Aeroflot op/Moscow (1) 2002

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. Bxc6 Bxc6 7. Nc3 Nf6 8. Bg5 e6 9. O-O-O Be7 10. Rhe1 O-O 11. Kb1 Qa5 12. Qd2 Qa6 13. Nd4 Rfc8 14. f4 h6 15. h4 Qc4 16. g4 Kf8 17. f5 hxg5 18. hxg5 Nd7 19. fxe6 Ne5 20. Rh1 fxe6 21. b3 Qb4 22. Rh8+ Kf7 23. Qf4+ Bf6 24. Rh7 Kg8 25. gxf6 Kxh7 26. Qg5 Rc7 27. Nxe6 Rac8 28. fxg7 Kg8 29. Rh1 Bxe4 30. Rh8+ Kf7 31. Nxc7 Qxc3 32. g8=Q+ 1-0


Top

© 2000-2002 Boris Schipkov