rnbqkbnrpppppppp32PPPPPPPPRNBQKBNR [Event "Poikovsky Karpov 9th"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2008.07.11"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Volokitin, Andrei"]
[Black "Inarkiev, Ernesto"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D17"]
[WhiteElo "2672"]
[BlackElo "2675"]
[Annotator "Volokitin Andrei"]
[PlyCount "93"]
[EventDate "2008.07.08"]
35P15. 11.15p The first surprise. According to my base Ernesto Inarkiev played
only KID before this game, what seemed astonishing to me, because as White he
can plays both 1.e4 and 1.d4. Why then such a limited repertoire as Black?
Perhaps especial trust in KID? I don't have such belive, so started the game
with queen's pawn.34P15. 10.7p
The opening is determined- Slav Defence, but there are million lines in it.45N16. 6.14n 42N14. 27.6p 32P15. 2.26b Of course on 5th move it's hard to make any
final verdict concerning strength of a move. But on my opinion transfer in
Queen's Gambit with unnecessary move a4, which weakens square b4, after12.7p 44P7. 18.7p 34B26. 1.16n
looks very solid for black. White hardly can achieve something real.28N16. 1.9n 28.5N 3.6q 46P7. 12.15p 28P6. 11.16n 37B20. 11n9. 54B6.
This position was played as far back as by great Capablanca.14.15p
Agressive way to treat the position, introduced into practise by A. Morozevich.
Classical but passive move13.7p 34.9N Main line.
The alternative was28B8. 11.16n 35Q23. The interesing game on this theme,
which I was observing, is Sakaev-Bu, Dagomys 200830.6p 29N14. .1kr.
Here I started thinking trying to remember what is more precise castle or Qc2.
But having remembered one more game, which I observed Eljanov-Morozevich,
Beer-Sheeva 2005, where white castled short, I made move with queen.50Q8. 11.14n To tell the trueth, during the game I hardly remembered the variations of
this line, what I had clearly in my mind were important games which I saw on
this theme: Kasimdzhanov- Predojevic, Shirov-Harikrishna, Eljanov-Morozevich,
but not the concrete moves. What rescued me was knowledge of typical ideas,
for example knight sacrifice on b5, which may happen in many of variations.60.RK. 20n5. Black's problem is that he must decide what to do with pawn f4 -
it is always hanging, but removing pressure fg-hg is to White's favor. Here I
think he had to play37.8p $146P8. and accordingly to his plan play
8.15p $1On my opinion White's position is a bit more pleasant to play, the
last game played in this line was Gelfand-Akopian 2008, but of course it needs
additional analysis.36Q13. $1The strongest multi-purposed move: forces
pawn f4 to decide its position, prepares b4 and activates the queen. At this
moment Ernesto was thinking over his move for 45 minutes. During the game I
was trying to realize what he was thinking about, apart from move fg I didn't
see any reasonable move. To be on the safe side I also started to calculate 16.
.f3, apart from that i became obvious to me, that my opponent didn't prepare
this line at home.37.8p
After the game Ernesto showed me he was thinking about at that moment28.9n this move is much more interesting and moreover it is first Rybka's line.33P15. $1Looks like principal.21n16. Exactly this attack Inarkiev considered.
36.20Q $1
is best of all, since if queen retreats to c4, knight f5 won't be protected.10.17q 58R2. white has edge;46P8. 15.15p A novelty. Black takes under his
control square g4 and tries to create counterplay as fast as possible. The
most natural move here is8.15p which is met with -25N16. $3
to be honest, during the game I forgot that I had to play it immidiately, and
consideed only58R2. $6and after5.20b $225N16. $118.6p 25P6. 9.7p 33P15. $124.8p R55. 2.8k 58.R 4k6. 3R55. 3n16. 28Q7. $310.17q 18B35. I enjoyed this variation. A nice mate, in which the whole white army
participates18.6p 25P6. 20.5n 36.7Q
Black's position gradulally is broken33P15. $1The principal continuationKnight sacrifice is not as strong25N16. 18.6p 25P6. 20.5n $136.7Q 1k. $1With pawn on a7, move b6 is not as strong33P15. 28.9n $1with counterplay31.7p This move must be calculated first of all25N16. $1Hight time!18.6p During the game I didn't clearly saw any way to exploit unlucky
position of Black's queen on b8.1q8. 37P15. $1The most powerful.8N16. $2This move is only helping Black.1.6q 28Q7. 5.27b 29.9N 19b13. 28.13Q 20.14n with compensation.28.9n 56.2R $13.55r 59R1. 39.7p 19N5. 5.13b 19N9. 2.7k 13N5. 47.7p 61K. 38.5n 36.7Q 55.7q 54.8B 7.55r 54K6. 59r3. 28Q15. 2k7. 20Q7. 2.7k 58R2. Now a forsing line follows18n9. 25P6. 39.6p 18P6. $146.6p Here I couldn't decide quite long what is
stronger take pawn or retreat wih king, as a result I made my mind to be
greedy.53K8. $19.7p The high point.16R39. $3
The most spectacular move in the game!Initially I was going to play58.R with idea Rd7, but after3.55r 56.2R 10.26q $136.Q 20.16n White keeps
advantage, but unlikely it is sufficient for the win. Having looked at the
position once more I saw as simple as day idea to double rooks and make mate.
I didn't see any defence, as a result of my calculation I had to be left with
extra material.5.27b $1
The best defence is attack! Other continuations aren't satisfactory5.20b 26P6. 20.5n 26R31. 17.8p 12N16. 1k. 12.14N 6r. 56R1. 5.20b 53.7K $133Q2. 20.14n Instead of opponent's move I considered3.31r $1This would be best try for Black. Now White has 2 possibilities:34R23. I calculated more human move33.6Q $2and after10.26q $140.4Q 37.20q 29.5N didn't notice the move -26q31. $120.14n $221Q23. 3r3. 8R7. 44P7. 20.14n 35P8. 26.8q 44Q. 35.13q with perpatual check10.26q 53.6K 34r. 19N9. 2.k 13N5. $113q23. 33.Q The most promising direction,
white combines threats to king with attacking pawn a7, Black's defense is
tough. One comes to a conclusion that the best choise was 25..Rd4, where both
Black and White must be very precise.7.23r
I didn't consider this move. But computer suggested an impressive line16.7R $1and after1k. follows one more unobvious move45B8. $131.23r 53.7K 3.3r 60K. insisting that White must win12N16. Forced.1k. 44P7. $1The strongest move. Now my opponent had plenty of possibilities, but in terms
of timetrouble he chose not the best practical move.7.15r $2
Here one must consider almost all the rook moves on h file7.47r $5
The craftiest move. Now best of all is retreat16.31R $1
Blach has no real threatsSince direct attack doesn't work.8R7. $21.6k 32Q. 1k6. 56R1. 54r. $153.K 10.1q with draw.7.39r 47B6. $110.44q 47.6B 39q15. 53.7K 21q17. 12.16N $121.7q 60K. 7.31r 8R7. $11.6k 37r1. 53.6K 56R1. 1k6. 33.6Q $137r1. 37P6. 10.26q 45B8. $137.17q 53.7K 47q7. 45.8B 7.23r 35P8. $110.26q 52K. 37.q 44K7. 30q7. 44.K 21q8. 45.6K 12.14N $1Human move which leads to
winning position without complications. Computer insists that better was35P8. $210.26q 52K. 20r2. 43K8. 37.8q 34K8. 3.31r 34.K 44q1. 34K. 44.7q 34.6K 20.23r 42R15. 52.6q 41.6K 44.7r 33.15Q 49r2. 48.K 52q6. 42.7R 25q26. 49.8K 25.4q But it is mistaken! There is draw with perpetual check!18n16. Bad was3.23r because of5Q27. 3r23. 5.17Q 33.3Q $110.26q 37P6. This is the winning endgame. White has extra bishop, and one pawn is
enough for win.23.31r 16.31R 3.2r 53.7K 18.16n 12N14. More precise was27.5N $18.15p 16N16. 1.6k 10R47. 8.7k 9B44. 8k7. 48.6R 6.r 12.5N 18n16. 18R39. 23r31. 48.1R 18r4. 18R31. 3r3. 18.2R 3.7r 45B8. 1.8k 31B13. 8.15p 13R7. 40 move is behind. Black has no more chances.24.7p 52K8. 32.7p 11R1. 10.k 13B17. 11.7k 43K8. 19.6k 29P7. 17.7p 13.34B