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Zhang Pengxiang (2530) - Pigusov, E. (2613) [D01]
FIDE World Championship, Moscow (2.1) 2001

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5 Nbd7 4. Nf3 g6 5. Qd3
A harmless opening.
5...Bg7 6. e4 dxe4 7. Nxe4 O-O 8. O-O-O c5!








   
9. Nxf6+
In the game Hoi, C - Geller, E, Reykjavik op 1990 White played 9. d5 Nxe4 10. Qxe4 Qb6 11. c3 Qa5 12. Bxe7 Re8 13. d6 Nb6 14. g4 Qxa2 15. Bb5 Bd7 16. Bxd7 Nxd7 17. Rhe1 b5 18. Qd5 Qa1+ 19. Kc2 Qa4+ 20. Kb1 h6 21. Re4 b4 22. cxb4 Rab8 23. Rd3 Rxb4 24. Rxb4 Qxb4 25. Rb3 Qxg4 26. Rb7 Kh7 27. Rb3 Qf4 28. h4 c4 29. Rb4 Rc8 30. Ka2 Rc5, White resigned, 0-1.
After 9. Bxf6 Nxf6 10. Nxc5 Bf5 11. Qe3 b6 12. Na6 (12. Nd3 Rc8 with compensation) 12... Ng4 13. Qe1 Rc8 14. Bd3 Bxd3 15. Rxd3 e5 Black takes the initiative.
9...Nxf6 10. dxc5
The alternative is 10. Qa3.
10...Qa5 11. Qb5
Also possible is 11. a3.
11...Qxa2 12. Bc4 Bd7 13. Bxa2 Bxb5 14. Rhe1 e6
Black has some advantage.
15. Nd4 Bd7 16. f3?
Better is 16. Nf5.
16...Rfc8 17. Be3 Bf8
Interesting is 17... b6.









   
18. Bg5 Be7 19. Nf5 gxf5 20. Bxf6 Bxf6 21. Rxd7 Rab8 22. g4?!
More precise is 22. c3.
22...Rxc5 23. gxf5 Rxf5 24. Rxe6 Bxb2+! 25. Kd1?
Losing at once. Correct is 25. Kb1 Rxf3 26. Ree7 Bf6 27. Bxf7+ Kh8 with a clear edge to Black.
25...Ra5
White resigned. 0-1










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Zhang Pengxiang (2530) - Pigusov, Evgeny (2613) [D01]
FIDE-Wch k.o./Moscow (2.1) 2001

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5 Nbd7 4. Nf3 g6 5. Qd3 Bg7 6. e4 dxe4 7. Nxe4 O-O 8. O-O-O c5 9. Nxf6+ Nxf6 10. dxc5 Qa5 11. Qb5 Qxa2 12. Bc4 Bd7 13. Bxa2 Bxb5 14. Rhe1 e6 15. Nd4 Bd7 16. f3 Rfc8 17. Be3 Bf8 18. Bg5 Be7 19. Nf5 gxf5 20. Bxf6 Bxf6 21. Rxd7 Rab8 22. g4 Rxc5 23. gxf5 Rxf5 24. Rxe6 Bxb2+ 25. Kd1 Ra5 0-1


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