[Event "Gibraltar Masters 14th"] [Site "Caleta"] [Date "2016.01.26"] [Round "1"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Bellin, Robert"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A92"] [WhiteElo "2787"] [BlackElo "2350"] [Annotator "Reeh,Oliver"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2016.01.26"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "10"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "CBM 171"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2016.03.14"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2016.03.14"] [SourceQuality "1"] 1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 d5 7. Qc2 Nc6 8. a3 a5 9. Nbd2 Ne4 10. e3 Kh8 11. b3 Bd7 12. Bb2 Be8 13. Rac1 Bg6 14. Ne1 Bf7 15. Nd3 a4 16. b4 Bd6 17. cxd5 exd5 18. Nf3 Qe8 19. Nfe5 Nd8 20. Nc5 Bxe5 21. dxe5 Nxc5 22. bxc5 Qb5 23. Rfd1 c6 24. Bf1 Qa5 25. Bc3 Qxc5 {[%tqu "En","How can White get the advantage?","The Bc3 wants a longer diagonal!","","e5e6","Extending the diagonal for the Bc3. Now Black's queen is in grave danger. But isn't it safely protected following 26...Nxe6?",3,"De","Wie kommt Wei?in Vorteil?", "Der Bc3 will eine l鋘gere Diagonale!","","e5e6","Verl鋘gert die Diagonale f黵 den Bc3. Die schwarze Dame schwebt jetzt in gro遝r Gefahr. Aber ist die nach 26...Nxe6 nicht sicher gedeckt?",3]} 26. e6 $1 {[%csl Rc5,Rg7][%cal Rc3g7]} Nxe6 (26... Qxa3 27. exf7 $18) {[%tqu "En","What was White's idea?","","", "c3g7","Clearing the c-file towards the black queen.",2,"De","Was war die wei遝 Idee?","","","c3g7","Legt die c-Linie zur schwarzen Dame frei.",2]} 27. Bxg7+ {[%csl Rc5][%cal Rc1c5]} Kxg7 {[%tqu "En","The final point, please.","", "","c2b2","Exactly - White wins the black queen.",1,"De","Den Schlusspunkt, bitte.","","","c2b2","Genau - Wei?gewinnt die schwarze Dame.",1]} 28. Qb2+ $1 {[%cal Rc1c5]} Kg8 29. Rxc5 Nxc5 {[%tqu "En","Some players relax after a successful combination and continue with one or two imprecise moves - not so Nakamura! Which queen move makes sure that White wins the pawn on b7? (2 solutions)","","","b2b6","Attacking the Nc5 which cannot keep up the protection of the b7-pawn. Now White wins easily.",2,"b2b4","Attacking the Nc5 which cannot keep up the protection of the b7-pawn. Now White wins easily. ",2,"De","Manche Spieler entspannen nach einer erfolgreichen Kombination und lassen ein, zwei ungenaue Z黦e folgen - nicht so Nakamura! Welcher Damenzug stellt sicher, dass Wei?den Bauern b7 gewinnt? (2 L鰏ungen)","","","b2b6", "Greift den Nc5 an, der die Deckung des Bauern b7 nicht aufrechterhalten kann. Nun gewinnt Wei?leicht.",2,"b2b4","Greift den Nc5 an, der die Deckung des Bauern b7 nicht aufrechterhalten kann. Nun gewinnt Wei?leicht.",2]} 30. Qb6 $1 {[%cal Rb6c5,Rb6b7,Yc5b7]} (30. Qb4 $1 {[%cal Rb4c5,Rb4b7,Yc5b7]}) 30... Bh5 31. Rd4 Nd7 32. Qxb7 Ne5 33. Rb4 Nf3+ 34. Kh1 Ne1 35. Qxc6 Bf3+ 36. Kg1 Be4 37. Be2 Nf3+ 38. Bxf3 Bxf3 39. Rb7 1-0 [Event "Staufer-Open 24th"] [Site "Schwaebisch Gmuend"] [Date "2012.01.04"] [Round "5"] [White "Erker, Thomas"] [Black "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C13"] [WhiteElo "2162"] [BlackElo "2413"] [Annotator "Mueller,Karsten"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2012.01.02"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "CBM 147"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2012.03.16"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2012.03.16"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%mdl 32768]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Be7 6. Bxf6 gxf6 7. Nf3 a6 8. Qd2 b5 9. O-O-O Bb7 10. Qe3 Bd5 11. Nc3 c6 12. Bd3 Qa5 13. Kb1 Nd7 14. Nxd5 cxd5 15. Nd2 O-O-O 16. g4 Kb8 17. f4 Qb6 18. Nf3 Bd6 19. Rdf1 Qc7 20. Ne1 Nb6 21. Rf3 Na4 22. Be2 Rhe8 23. Rhf1 Re7 24. Rh3 e5 25. fxe5 fxe5 26. Rxh7 exd4 27. Qd2 Ba3 28. Nd3 Bxb2 29. Qf4 Rxe2 30. Qxc7+ Kxc7 31. Rhxf7+ Kb6 32. Nxb2 Nc3+ 33. Ka1 Rde8 34. Nd3 Rxc2 35. R7f2 {[%tqu "En","Which hammer blow did Black deliver?","","","e8f8","Not the only way to win but certainly the most beautiful and best. Black threatens 36...Rxa2+ and so",4,"De", "Welchen Hammer packte Schwarz aus?","","","e8f8","Not the only way to win but certainly the most beautiful and best. Black threatens 36...Rxa2+ and so",4] The monster Knight In endings with rooks and knight often already a light initiative weighs heavily: Der Monsterkrake In Endspielen mit T黵men und Springern wiegt eine leichte Initiative oft schwer:} Rf8 $3 {Not the only way to win but certainly the most beautiful and best. Black threatens 36...Rxa2+ and so Nicht der einzige Gewinnweg, aber sicher der sch鰊ste und beste. Schwarz droht 36...Rxa2+ und daher ist} 36. Rxc2 {is forced. erzwungen.} (36. Rxf8 $2 {loses directly to verliert direkt nach} Rxa2#) ({and after und nach} 36. Rf6+ Ka5 37. R6f2 {Black can improve with the collinear move kann sich Schwarz mit dem kollinearen Zug} Rf3 $3 {verst鋜ken:} 38. g5 Rcxf2 39. Nxf2 d3 40. Kb2 d2 $19) 36... Rxf1+ 37. Kb2 (37. Rc1 {is met by wird mit} Rf3 38. Nb2 Rf2 39. h4 (39. a3 Rxh2 40. g5 Rg2 $19) 39... b4 40. g5 d3 41. g6 (41. Nxd3 Rxa2#) 41... d2 42. Rb1 Nxb1 43. Kxb1 Rh2 44. g7 Rg2 $19 {beantwortet}) ({ and und} 37. Nc1 {runs into the promotion trick scheitert am Umwandlungstrick} d3 38. Rxc3 d2 39. Kb2 d1=Q $19) 37... Rb1+ 38. Ka3 a5 {Black closes the mating net. Schwarz schlie遲 das Mattnetz.} 39. Rb2 ({There is no escape as Es gibt keinen Ausweg, denn} 39. Nb2 {is answered by l鋟ft in} b4+ 40. Kb3 Ne4 41. g5 d3 42. g6 (42. Rg2 Nc5#) 42... a4+ 43. Kxb4 dxc2 44. g7 c1=Q 45. g8=Q Qxb2+ 46. Kxa4 Qxa2#) 39... Rd1 40. Nf4 Rf1 41. Nd3 Rf3 (41... Rf3 42. Ne5 Nb1# {[%cal Gb1a3,Gf3a3] The monster knight has the last word. Der Monsterkrake hat das letzte Wort.}) 0-1 [Event "Tata Steel Chess Masters 2019"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2019.01.20"] [Round "8.1"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Rapport, Richard"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B47"] [WhiteElo "2835"] [BlackElo "2731"] [PlyCount "79"] [EventDate "2019.??.??"] {[%evp 0,79,44,11,86,76,76,62,61,34,55,43,93,58,91,58,59,55,76,54,54,24,9,20, 29,38,40,37,44,32,40,36,63,44,63,80,87,69,75,90,69,74,101,55,75,74,75,89,97,45, 54,60,53,75,52,15,133,97,172,28,70,83,78,12,46,27,29,-6,23,7,15,15,73,119,165, 165,268,204,204,350,350,338]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. g3 {I always suspected that this system was designed for the world champion.} a6 7. Bg2 Nf6 8. O-O d6 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. Na4 Rb8 ({Ganguly defended differently in a recent game with:} 10... Bb7 11. c4 c5 12. Qe2 Be7 13. b3 O-O 14. Bb2 Nd7 15. Rad1 Bc6 16. Nc3 Bf6 {and managed to bring both his bishops out to equalize, Swiercz,D (2654) -Ganguly,S (2657) Saint Louis 2018}) 11. c4 c5 12. b3 Be7 13. Bb2 O-O 14. Qe1 $1 $146 {A strong novelty. The queen is extremely well posted on e1. It supports the advance of the e-pawn and thus prevents Black's relieving maneuvers from Ganguly's game from above.} ({ The predecessor did not see White posting too many problems after:} 14. Qc2 Bb7 15. Rad1 Rfd8 16. h3 Nd7 17. Kh2 Bc6 18. Nc3 {Gantar,J (2134)-Mazi,L (2375) Aschach 2010}) ({Please note that} 14. Qd2 {can be met with} Bb7) 14... Nd7 ({ Now} 14... Bb7 {fails to} 15. e5 $1 {which demolishes Black's pawn structure and leads to a slight, but long-term edge for White.}) 15. Rd1 Bb7 ({Once more the queen proves to be in an ideal position in the line:} 15... Bf6 $6 16. Bxf6 Nxf6 17. e5 $1 dxe5 18. Qe3 {when White's advantage is even bigger than in the similar line from above.}) ({Black's best is perhaps:} 15... Ne5 16. Qc3 ({ Worse is:} 16. f4 Nxc4 $1 17. bxc4 Bd7 18. Bxg7 Kxg7 19. Nc3 {with unclear play.}) 16... Bf6 17. f4 Nc6 18. e5 dxe5 19. Qe3 exf4 20. Qxc5 Bxb2 21. Nxb2 Bb7 22. Rxf4 {although White also keeps a small edge in this line too.}) 16. Qc3 Bf6 17. Qd2 Be7 ({After} 17... Bxb2 18. Nxb2 {Black cannot protect his d6 pawn.}) 18. Qc3 Bf6 19. Qd2 Be7 20. f4 {Carlsen's novelty worked perfectly fine. Rapport could not find a way to trade at least a pair of light pieces and White's space advantage is significant. He is already threatening e4-e5.} e5 ({If} 20... Rfd8 21. Bc3 $1 {with the threat of a skewer.}) ({Whereas} 20... Bc6 {is refuted by} 21. e5 $1) 21. Bc3 $1 {the world champion uses every little chance to improve his pieces.} ({Many people would have automatically opted for:} 21. Nc3 exf4 22. gxf4) 21... Bc6 22. Ba5 Qb7 23. Nc3 exf4 24. gxf4 Rfe8 {It seems as Black managed to stabilize, but...} 25. e5 $1 {Strong anyway. } Bxg2 26. Qxg2 dxe5 ({The queen trade} 26... Qxg2+ 27. Kxg2 {will leave the pawn on d6 defenseless.}) 27. Nd5 e4 ({In case of:} 27... exf4 {White can at least win the exchange with:} 28. Bc7 {Since the rook is immobile-} ({But there is nothing wrong with:} 28. Rde1 Nf8 29. Rxf4 {with powerful initiative.} ) 28... Rbc8 29. Nxe7+) 28. Bc3 f6 ({If} 28... Bf8 29. f5 Qc6 {White can even attack with the cunning rook lift:} 30. Rd3) 29. Kh1 {Carlsen is in attacking mood and wants to finish it off with a direct attack.} ({If White wanted large advantage without any risk he could have opted for:} 29. Rfe1 Bd8 30. Rxe4 Rxe4 31. Qxe4 Nf8 32. f5 {with domination.}) 29... Kh8 30. Rg1 Bf8 ({Not} 30... g6 31. f5 $1 {when Black's position quickly falls appart since:} g5 32. Qxg5) 31. Ne3 {Brings every piece into the attack. The rook will be lifted along the fifth rank, the knight will get even closer to the enemy king thanks to the f5 square.} ({Once more White rejects a risk-free edge and does not regain the pawn:} 31. Bxf6 Nxf6 32. Nxf6 Re7 33. Nd5) 31... Qc6 {Rapport finds the only defence.} 32. Rd5 Qe6 $1 ({Since} 32... g6 {is beautifully refuted:} 33. Rh5 $1 ) 33. Rh5 Qf7 34. Qh3 g6 {Now the queen cannot handle the kingside on her own.} ({The best chance was:} 34... h6 35. Nf5 Kh7 {Now White has the spectacular blow:} 36. Nxh6 ({Or} 36. Qg4 $5) 36... gxh6 37. Rd5 Rbd8 38. Qf5+ Kh8 { Here the materialistic:} 39. Rxd7 ({However:} 39. Ba5 $1 {should preserve White's edge.}) 39... Rxd7 40. Bxf6+ Bg7 41. Rxg7 Qxg7 42. Bxg7+ Rxg7 43. Qh5 { should not lead to a win as Black's pawn is very strong:} Ree7) 35. Rh4 Rb6 ({ If} 35... Kg8 36. Rxg6+ Qxg6 37. Rg4 {wins for White.}) 36. f5 $1 {And Rapport could not keep his flank intact.} Ne5 ({On} 36... gxf5 37. Nxf5 Rbe6 {both} 38. Rhg4 {with the idea Qh3-g3} ({And} 38. Ng7 $5 {should win.})) 37. Nd5 Rd6 { An oversight, but Black's position was hopeless anyway.} 38. fxg6 Nxg6 39. Bxf6+ $1 {It all ends with "petite combinaison."} Rxf6 40. Rxh7+ (40. Rxh7+ { Black resigned due to:} Qxh7 41. Qxh7+ Kxh7 42. Nxf6+) 1-0