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Vitiugov, Nikita (2703) - Ding, Liren (2680) [E82]
Russia-China Match 8th, St Petersburg (1) 2012

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3








   
5...O-O
The King's Indian Saemisch System.
6. Be3 c5 7. Nge2 b6 8. d5 e6 9. Nf4
Frequently White continues 9. Ng3.
9...exd5








   
10. Nfxd5!?
A novelty.
10...Nc6 11. Qd2
11. Nf4 is playable.
11...Nxd5 12. Nxd5 Be6 13. Bd3 Bxd5!
A strong decision.
14. cxd5








   
14...Nd4
14...Ne5! is good, with counterchances.
15. O-O b5 16. Kh1 Qd7 17. Rae1!
White plays in the centre.
17...b4 18. f4








   
18...h5?
Weakening his kingside. Now White easily attacks with his pawn f4-f5. Usually Black prefers ...h7-h5 with the idea of ...h4 if White's knight sits on g3. 18...Rfc8 is better.
19. f5! Be5 20. Bxd4!








   
20...Bxd4?!
After 20...cxd4 21. Qh6 Bg7 22. Qg5 Rae8 23. f6 Bh8 24. Rc1 White has a clear advantage.
21. e5!!
A beautiful advance in the centre.
21...Bxe5
Or 21...dxe5 22. f6, winning.
22. Rxe5!
A nice exchange sacrifice.
22...dxe5 23. f6 Kh7








   
24. Rf5!
White sacrifices his second rook. After 24...gxf5 White checkmates in two moves 25. Qg5 Qxd5 (25...Rg8 26. Qxh5) 26. Qg7.
Black resigned. 1-0










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Vitiugov, Nikita (2703) - Ding, Liren (2680) [E82]
Russia-China Summit 8th/St Petersburg (1) 2012

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 c5 7. Nge2 b6 8. d5 e6 9. Nf4 exd5 10. Nfxd5 Nc6 11. Qd2 Nxd5 12. Nxd5 Be6 13. Bd3 Bxd5 14. cxd5 Nd4 15. O-O b5 16. Kh1 Qd7 17. Rae1 b4 18. f4 h5 19. f5 Be5 20. Bxd4 Bxd4 21. e5 Bxe5 22. Rxe5 dxe5 23. f6 Kh7 24. Rf5 1-0


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