2nd Sharjah Masters 2018 12-19 April

2nd Sharjah Masters 2018 12-19 April

The 2018 Sharjah Masters is a 9-round Swiss Open taking place from 12-19 April at the Sharjah Chess & Culture Club in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The prize pool is $60,000, with $15,000 for first prize.
Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. Official website: shjchessmasters.com

2018 Top player Wei Yi, Wang Hao missing the Chinese League, but playing the 2nd Sharjah Masters Open 11-20 April with Kryvoruchko, Artemiev, Naiditsch, Amin, Eljanov, Inarkiev, Kravtsiv, Jones, Kuzubov, Adhiban, Guseinov, Safarli, Grandelius

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[Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Wang, Hao"] [Black "Nyazi, Nehad"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B12"] [WhiteElo "2707"] [BlackElo "2213"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,60,19,19,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,16,26,127,107,116,93,92,36,54,75,78,54,86, 54,117,116,113,124,477,272,29977,29978,29978,29979,29979,29980,29966,6279,2532] } 1. e4 c6 {[%cal Bc7c6,Bc6c5][%mdl 32]} 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. Be3 Qb6 7. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3a4,Ba4c5][%mdl 32]} Nc6 8. Na4 {B12: Caro-Kann: Advance Variation} Qa5+ 9. c3 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 Ne7 12. Nc5 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Nc6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... Qc7 13. g4 Bg6 14. f4 Nc6 15. O-O Nxd4 16. cxd4 Bxc5 {1/2-1/2 (55) Vachier Lagrave,M (2765)-So,W (2788) Shamkir 2015}) 13. Nxb7 Qc7 $1 {[%csl LRb7,LRe5]} 14. Nc5 Nxd4 15. cxd4 Bxc5 16. Qa4+ Kd8 {Strongly threatening ...Be7.} 17. dxc5 Ke7 (17... Qxe5 $11 { remains equal.} 18. Qa6 Bg4) 18. Qh4+ f6 {[#]} 19. exf6+ $1 gxf6 20. Rc1 (20. O-O $16) 20... Rab8 21. O-O $1 Rxb2 22. Rfe1 Rg8 ({But not} 22... Rxa2 $6 23. Bf3 $16) 23. h3 Rxa2 (23... Be4 $14 24. Bf1 Rg7) 24. c6 $16 a5 {[#]} 25. Bf3 $1 {[%cal Rf3d5] Bxd5 is the strong threat.} Kf7 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (25... Ra3 $16 26. Kh1 Rd3) 26. Bxd5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Bxh3 $2 (26... Rd2 $18) (26... exd5 27. Qh5+) 27. Qxh3 exd5 28. Qxh7+ Rg7 29. Qh5+ Rg6 30. Qxd5+ Kg7 {Precision: White = 80%, Black = 30%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Artemiev, Vladislav"] [Black "Zhu, Yilun"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A08"] [WhiteElo "2701"] [BlackElo "2195"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,73,0,-7,-12,-14,-10,-24,0,0,0,0,6,6,7,7,22,7,7,8,34,9,39,21,24,25,22, 22,22,22,64,64,84,82,77,81,84,68,97,108,107,72,110,123,150,150,150,142,242,225, 973,922]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. d3 O-O 6. Nbd2 c5 7. e4 Nc6 8. Re1 b5 {[%cal Bb7b5,Bb5b4][%mdl 32]} 9. a4 b4 10. exd5 {C00: French: Unusual White 2nd moves} exd5 11. d4 (11. Nb3 Bg4 12. h3 Bh5 13. g4 Bg6 14. Bf4 Rc8 15. Ne5 Nxe5 16. Bxe5 Bd6 17. Qd2 Bxe5 18. Rxe5 {1-0 (34) Karjakin,S (2783) -Meier,G (2630) chess.com INT 2017}) 11... cxd4 12. Nb3 Bg4 13. Nbxd4 { LiveBook: 3 Games} Nxd4 14. Qxd4 Rc8 15. Qd3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Qxa7 Bc5 16. Qa6 Ne4 17. Be3 Bxe3 18. Rxe3 Rxc2 {0-1 (48) Siepelt,H (2319)-Kiriakov,P (2560) playchess.com INT 2004}) 15... Bc5 16. Be3 Bxe3 17. Rxe3 Bxf3 18. Bxf3 Qc7 19. Re2 (19. Rc1 {keeps more tension.} Rfd8 20. Ree1 a5 21. Red1 d4 22. Re1 ) 19... Rfe8 20. Rae1 Rxe2 21. Rxe2 Qd6 22. h4 Qd7 23. g4 Nxg4 24. Qxd5 Qxd5 25. Bxd5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame Threatens to win with Re7. KRB-KRN} Kf8 26. Bb3 a5 27. f3 Nf6 28. Re5 Ra8 29. Kf2 Nd7 30. Rh5 h6 31. Ke3 Ke7 32. Kd4 f6 33. f4 Kd6 34. Rd5+ Kc7 35. h5 Nb8 {[#]} (35... Nb6 $16 {was called for.}) 36. Rc5+ $1 $18 Nc6+ $2 {[#]} (36... Kd6 37. Bd5 Ra6) 37. Rxc6+ $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 74%, Black = 32%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Amin, Bassem"] [Black "Ma, Lin"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B20"] [WhiteElo "2700"] [BlackElo "2156"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "91"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,91,0,-16,-21,-17,-15,-29,18,0,0,0,0,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-3,-39,-11,-11, -11,-11,-10,-10,-8,-12,-18,-12,-12,-14,-9,-51,-37,-35,12,0,0,-23,-23,-22,-9, -91,0,-4,-3,-3,-2,-2,0,-9,-8,-9,0,0,0,0,0,-4,-2,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-58, -58,-59]} 1. e4 c5 2. d3 d6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. c3 Nc6 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 Rb8 9. h3 {A05: Réti Opening: 1 Nf3 Nf6} b5 10. a3 {LiveBook: 3 Games} a5 11. d4 {The position is equal.} Nd7 12. Be3 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 12. Bg5 b4 13. axb4 axb4 14. Be3 bxc3 15. bxc3 Bb7 16. Nbd2 Qc7 {1/2-1/2 (47) Nakamura,H (2786)-Grigoriants,S (2576) chess.com INT 2017}) 12... b4 13. axb4 cxd4 14. Nxd4 Nxd4 15. Bxd4 axb4 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. Qd4+ Nf6 18. c4 Qb6 (18... e5 {NOTEXT} 19. Qe3 Be6 20. Nd2 Qc8 21. Kh2 Ra8) 19. Qxb6 Rxb6 20. Nd2 Nd7 21. Ra7 Ra6 22. Ra1 Rxa1+ 23. Rxa1 Nc5 24. Ra5 Bd7 25. Ra7 Rb8 26. e5 Rb6 27. Ne4 Rb7 28. Ra5 Nxe4 29. Bxe4 $11 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Rc7 30. Bd5 (30. b3 $11) 30... Bxh3 ({Better is} 30... dxe5 $17 {aiming for ...e6.} 31. b3 Bxh3) 31. exd6 exd6 32. b3 Be6 { Threatening ...Rc5.} 33. Bf3 Rc5 34. Rb5 Kf6 {[#] Threatens to win with ... Rxb5.} 35. Rxb4 d5 36. cxd5 Bxd5 37. Rb6+ Ke5 38. b4 Rc1+ 39. Kg2 $1 Bxf3+ 40. Kxf3 {KR-KR} Rc3+ 41. Kg2 Rb3 42. b5 h5 43. Rb8 Kf5 44. b6 Kg4 45. b7 (45. Rf8 $11) 45... Rb2 $1 $15 46. Rc8 {Precision: White = 66%, Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Inarkiev, Ernesto"] [Black "Sultan, Ibrahim"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C11"] [WhiteElo "2680"] [BlackElo "2141"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "47"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,47,21,59,9,15,16,103,104,95,94,124,124,122,115,116,105,118,120,129, 153,133,138,154,149,446,445,487,480]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bc5 9. Qd2 a6 10. O-O-O Bxd4 11. Bxd4 b5 {LiveBook: 19 Games. C11: French: Classical System: 4 e5 and 4 Bg5 dxe4} 12. Ne2 b4 13. f5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Ng1 Qa5 14. Kb1 Nc5 15. Nf3 Rb8 16. Qe3 Na4 17. Ka1 Nxd4 18. Nxd4 Qb6 19. Be2 {0-1 (37) Tringov,G (2430)-Bogdanovski,V (2425) Prilep 1992}) 13... exf5 (13... Ndxe5 $11 {remains equal.} 14. Bxe5 Nxe5 ) 14. Nf4 $16 O-O 15. e6 Nf6 {aiming for ...Ne4.} 16. Bxf6 Qxf6 17. Qxd5 Bb7 18. exf7+ Kh8 19. Bc4 {Hoping for Rhe1.} Nd8 20. Qd6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has strong initiative.} Qxd6 21. Rxd6 Nxf7 22. Rd7 Nd8 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} ( 22... Ne5 $16 23. Rxb7 Nxc4) 23. Re1 $1 $18 Bc6 {[#]} 24. Re3 $3 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 80%, Black = 33%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Jones, Gawain C B"] [Black "Nikhil Magizhnan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A14"] [WhiteElo "2675"] [BlackElo "2105"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "91"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,91,-2,-7,-10,-11,-87,-82,-75,-39,-41,35,26,33,20,33,-12,0,0,16,-37, -18,0,69,68,158,144,445,431,425,409,433,420,431,397,492,381,406,276,554,556, 522,511,565,555,541,542,658,654,606,581,551,564,538,527,1035,891,1213,1183, 1113,1077,6609,5732,4134,1641,29967,29968,12799,11025,29967,6111,5155,5061, 29985,29986,29986,29987,29989,29990]} 1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. b3 d4 7. e3 c5 {A14: English Opening: 1...e6 with b3 by White} 8. d3 (8. exd4 cxd4 9. d3 Nc6 10. Re1 Nd7 11. Ba3 e5 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. Nbd2 Nc5 14. Qe2 f6 15. Ne4 Ne6 16. a3 a5 17. Qc2 f5 18. Ned2 Nc5 {1-0 (34) Miroshnichenko,E (2606)-Lenderman,A (2611) chess.com INT 2018}) 8... Nc6 { LiveBook: 15 Games} 9. Re1 e5 {The position is equal.} 10. e4 (10. exd4 $11 exd4 11. Na3) 10... h6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... Nd7 11. Bh3 Re8 12. Kg2 Nf8 13. Ng1 a5 14. a4 Nb4 15. Na3 Bg5 {0-1 (34) Smirnov,L (2022)-Ketslakh,A (2226) St Petersburg 2007}) 11. Nh4 Nh7 12. Nf5 Bxf5 (12... Re8 $15) 13. exf5 $14 Qd7 14. Be4 Nf6 15. Qf3 (15. Bxc6 $5 bxc6 16. Qf3 $11) 15... Nxe4 16. Rxe4 Bf6 17. Qh5 (17. Re2 $11) 17... Nb4 18. Rg4 $1 {Hoping for Bxh6.} Kh7 (18... Nxd3 19. Bxh6 b6 {[#]} 20. Bxg7 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Bxg7 21. f6 Rfe8 22. Rxg7+ Kf8 23. Qh8#) (18... Bg5 $1 $11 19. Bxg5 Qxf5) 19. Nd2 {Black must now prevent Ne4.} Nxd3 ({ Black should try} 19... Rac8 $1 $14) 20. Ne4 $16 {Bxh6! would kill now.} Qd8 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (20... Qc6 $16 {is a better chance.}) 21. Bg5 $18 Bxg5 22. Nxg5+ Kg8 23. Ne4 {White wants to mate with Qxh6.} f6 24. Qxh6 {[%csl Gh6][%cal Rg4g7]} Qd7 25. a3 b5 26. cxb5 Rab8 $2 (26... Qe7 27. Kg2 Rab8) 27. Nxf6+ Rxf6 28. Qxf6 Rf8 29. Qe6+ Qxe6 30. fxe6 Nxf2 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRN} 31. Rh4 Nd3 32. Rd1 c4 33. bxc4 Nb2 34. Rf1 {Threatening mate with Rh8+!} Rxf1+ 35. Kxf1 {Threatens to win with c5.} Nxc4 {KR-KN} 36. Ke2 Kf8 37. Kd3 Nxa3 38. Re4 Nxb5 39. Rxe5 a6 40. e7+ Ke8 41. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5,Bh5h6][%mdl 32]} Na7 42. Rg5 Nc6 43. Rxg7 a5 44. h5 {White mates.} Nxe7 45. h6 Kf8 {[#]} 46. Rxe7 $1 { [%mdl 512] Precision: White = 65%, Black = 27%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Adhiban, B."] [Black "Al Hosani, Omran"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2661"] [BlackElo "2101"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "81"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,81,0,-11,64,58,90,94,159,154,151,143,211,223,232,226,287,190,256,199, 247,233,306,227,246,233,230,222,220,207,207,207,207,207,207,199,229,227,333, 329,315,231,397,399,402,390,415,411,538,527,603,591,595,567,568,602,606,591, 712,700,719,717,662,639]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. h4 h6 8. O-O {A16: English Opening: 1...Nf6 with ...d5} c5 9. d3 Nc6 10. Nxd5 Qxd5 11. Be3 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Qd6 $146 (11... Qh5 $1 $11) ({ Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 11... Qh5 12. Rc1 b6 13. d4 Rd8 14. Nd2 cxd4 {1/2-1/2 (40) Radjabov,T (2733)-Svidler,P (2746) Tromsoe 2013}) 12. Qc1 $14 Qf6 13. Bxh6 Bxh6 ({Black should play} 13... b6) 14. Qxh6 $16 Qxb2 15. Rac1 $40 {[%mdl 128] White is out for blood.} Nd4 (15... Qg7 $16 {keeps fighting.} 16. Qxg7+ Kxg7 17. Rxc5 Be6) 16. Rxc5 Nxe2+ 17. Kh2 { [#] Re5 is the strong threat.} Bg4 18. Ng5 {[%csl Gg5][%cal Rh6h7]} Qg7 (18... Qh8 $142 19. Qxh8+ Kxh8) 19. Qxg7+ $18 Kxg7 20. Re1 ({But not} 20. Bxb7 $6 Rae8 ) 20... Nd4 21. Rxe7 Rae8 22. Rxe8 Rxe8 23. Rc7 ({Don't play} 23. Bxb7 Re7) 23... Be6 24. Rxb7 Bxa2 25. Rd7 Nb5 {[#]} 26. Bd5 $1 Bxd5 27. Rxd5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} Nc3 28. Rd7 a5 (28... Ra8 $142 29. Rxf7+ Kh8) 29. Rxf7+ Kg8 30. Rc7 Nb5 $2 (30... Nd1 31. Ne4 Rd8) 31. Rc6 Kg7 32. Ra6 Re2 33. Kg2 Ra2 34. Ne6+ {White is clearly winning.} Kf7 35. Nf4 a4 36. Nxg6 a3 37. Ra5 Rb2 38. Ne5+ Ke6 39. Nc4 Rb3 40. h5 Kf6 41. g4 {Precision: White = 83%, Black = 36%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Grandelius, Nils"] [Black "Mezioud, Amina"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2652"] [BlackElo "2078"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "1"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} * [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Kovalev, Vladislav"] [Black "Al-Zaabi, Sultan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A45"] [WhiteElo "2648"] [BlackElo "2061"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "127"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 10,127,31,16,33,27,13,20,44,44,35,25,27,33,35,14,13,5,7,-1,83,90,82,0,0, 0,26,-9,50,54,37,27,87,70,77,45,85,7,85,73,99,88,85,96,116,114,109,122,137,0, 41,0,0,0,0,0,0,-18,77,81,79,74,79,62,94,70,90,81,79,69,148,0,170,168,167,166, 171,167,166,166,208,186,225,218,209,201,223,218,356,351,386,289,512,497,708, 685,29979,29980,29982,29979,29983,29968,29984,29985,29985,29986,29988,29985, 29985,29986,29986,29987,29987,29988,29988,29989,29989,29990,29990,29991]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 c5 3. d5 d6 4. Nc3 g6 (4... e5 5. Bd2 Bf5 6. h3 Nbd7 7. g4 Be4 8. f3 Bg6 9. e4 a6 10. a4 Be7 {0-1 (35) Vachier Lagrave,M (2795)-Grischuk,A (2750) chess.com INT 2017}) 5. e4 Bg7 6. Bb5+ {LiveBook: 3 Games. A45: Trompowsky Attack} Nbd7 7. a4 a6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 7... O-O 8. Nf3 Ne8 9. O-O Nc7 10. Bc4 a6 {1/2-1/2 (21) Gauri,S (2348)-Martin Del Campo C,R (2360) Charlotte 2017} ) 8. Bc4 {The position is equal.} Qa5 {[#] White must now prevent ...Nxe4.} 9. Bd2 $1 O-O 10. f4 Qb4 11. b3 Qa5 12. Nf3 Ng4 13. Ne2 Qc7 14. Ra2 b6 (14... Rb8 $11) 15. h3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has strong initiative.} Ngf6 16. Nc3 (16. Ng3 $16) 16... Nh5 $11 17. Ne2 Rb8 18. Bd3 e6 (18... c4 $11 19. Bxc4 Nc5) 19. c4 $14 exd5 20. exd5 Nhf6 (20... Re8 $11) 21. O-O $16 b5 22. Qc2 {[%cal Ra4b5]} ({Much weaker is} 22. cxb5 Qa7 $15) 22... Bb7 23. g4 (23. f5 $16) 23... Nxd5 ( 23... bxc4 $11 24. bxc4 Rfe8) 24. cxd5 Bxd5 {[#] aiming for ...bxa4.} 25. axb5 $1 axb5 26. Bc3 Qc6 27. Bxg7 Kxg7 28. Nd2 Rfe8 29. Kf2 ({White should try} 29. Kh2 $16) 29... Kg8 {With the idea ...c4!} 30. Qc3 Qb6 31. Qa5 Qc6 {Strongly threatening ...Ra8.} 32. Qa6 {Qxc6 is the strong threat.} Rb6 33. Qa3 c4 (33... Qc7 $11) 34. bxc4 bxc4 35. Nd4 Qc7 36. Rc2 {[%cal Rd3c4]} Ra8 ({Don't go for} 36... Qd8 $2 37. Bxc4 Rb4 38. Kg3 $18 (38. Qxb4 $2 {is a self mate.} Qh4+ 39. Kg1 Qg3#)) 37. Qc3 {[%cal Rd2c4]} Qc5 38. Nxc4 Rb4 39. Kg3 {Hoping for Nb3.} Rc8 (39... Raa4 $14) 40. Nb3 ({Only move:} 40. Rfc1 $16) 40... Rxc4 $2 (40... Qb5 $1 $11 41. Nba5 Nc5) 41. Bxc4 $18 Qxc4 42. Qxc4 Rxc4 43. Rxc4 Bxc4 $11 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KBN} 44. Rb1 d5 45. Nd4 Nf6 46. Rb8+ Kg7 47. Rb7 { And now Ne6+ would win.} Kg8 48. Kf3 h5 (48... h6 {was worth a try.} 49. Nc6 d4 50. Rb8+ Kg7) 49. g5 $18 Ne4 50. h4 Bd3 $2 (50... Nc5 {keeps fighting.}) 51. Ke3 Bc4 (51... Ba6 $142) 52. f5 {[%cal Bf4f5,Bf5f6][%mdl 32]} Nd6 53. Rb8+ { White mates.} Kg7 54. f6+ Kh7 55. Rf8 Ba2 56. Kf4 Bb1 57. Rd8 Nf5 58. Nxf5 Bxf5 59. Rxd5 {KR-KB} Be6 60. Rd8 Ba2 61. Ke5 Bc4 62. Kd6 Bd5 63. Ke7 Be6 64. Rf8 { Precision: White = 74%, Black = 27%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Sethuraman, S P."] [Black "Balasubramaniam H"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B00"] [WhiteElo "2631"] [BlackElo "2060"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "97"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,97,112,81,85,67,135,150,145,106,110,94,83,73,120,109,126,41,36,0,25, 11,83,90,106,81,91,81,89,81,90,81,84,88,239,229,230,243,412,357,336,283,320, 309,339,333,337,329,316,300,334,335,355,337,433,433,529,526,655,657,637,643, 785,821,764,721,852,802,1456,1419,29979,29972,29984,29985,6295,5585]} 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. f3 e5 4. d5 g6 5. Bd3 Bg7 6. c4 O-O 7. Bg5 h6 8. Be3 Nh5 9. Qd2 Nf4 10. Bf1 Kh7 11. Nc3 Nh5 12. O-O-O Nd7 13. Bd3 {LiveBook: 3 Games. E81: King's Indian: Sämisch: 6th move deviations (including 6 Be3 c6)} Nc5 14. Bc2 f5 $146 (14... a6 $14) ({Predecessor:} 14... a5 15. Nge2 f5 16. exf5 Bxf5 17. Ng3 Bxc2 18. Qxc2 Qh4 19. Nxh5 Qxh5 20. Bxc5 dxc5 {1-0 (35) Petursson,M (2510) -Frois,A (2270) Dubai 1986}) 15. exf5 $16 {White is clearly better.} Bxf5 16. Bxf5 gxf5 17. Nge2 Qh4 18. Qc2 Kh8 19. Ng3 f4 20. Nxh5 ({White should try} 20. Bxc5 $16 {Hoping for Nxh5.} fxg3 21. hxg3 Qg5+ 22. Qd2 Qxd2+ 23. Kxd2 Nxg3 24. Rh3) 20... fxe3 $14 21. Qg6 {[%csl Gh5][%cal Rg6g7] [#]} Rg8 $1 (21... Qg5 22. Qxg7+ Qxg7 23. Nxg7 $16) 22. g3 $40 {[%mdl 128] White attacks.} Qg5 (22... Qh3 $1 $11) 23. Qxg5 $16 hxg5 24. Rhe1 g4 25. Nxg7 Rxg7 26. Rxe3 Rf8 27. fxg4 Rxg4 28. b3 Rd4 $2 {[#]} (28... a5 $16 {is a better defense.}) 29. Nb5 $1 $18 { [%cal Rb5d4]} Rxd1+ 30. Kxd1 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} e4 $2 (30... a6) 31. Ke2 Rf7 32. Nc3 Rh7 33. h4 ({Less strong is} 33. Nxe4 Rxh2+ 34. Nf2 a5 $16) 33... Re7 34. b4 Nd3 35. a3 ({Much less strong is} 35. Nxe4 Nxb4 36. Ng5 Rxe3+ 37. Kxe3 a5 $18) ({Weaker is} 35. Rxe4 Rxe4+ 36. Nxe4 Nxb4 $18) 35... Ne5 36. Rxe4 Rg7 37. Kf2 Kh7 38. Ne2 Kg6 39. g4 {[%cal Bg3g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} Rh7 40. Kg3 Rg7 41. Nf4+ Kh7 42. g5 Kg8 43. Nh5 Rf7 44. Nf6+ Kf8 45. h5 {[%cal Bh4h5, Bh5h6][%mdl 32]} Rg7 46. Kf4 Kf7 47. Kf5 Kf8 48. h6 Re7 49. g6 {Precision: White = 65%, Black = 27%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo"] [Black "Latreche, Sabrina"] [Result "*"] [ECO "A10"] [WhiteElo "2624"] [BlackElo "2043"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "1"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. c4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} * [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Jumabayev, Rinat"] [Black "Gagare, Shalmali"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C07"] [WhiteElo "2612"] [BlackElo "2039"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "85"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 10,85,16,9,29,32,29,34,37,37,37,44,31,16,39,31,28,-20,0,-34,-29,-62,14, 10,35,33,95,87,106,110,124,109,128,120,120,127,121,116,195,199,199,196,192,191, 447,449,445,416,29964,29965,29974,29974,29973,29975,29975,29976,29976,29976, 29978,29979,29979,29979,29980,29980,29983,29984,29985,29986,29988,29989,29989, 29990,29991,29992,29993,29994,29995,29995]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. Ngf3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. exd5 {LiveBook: 351 Games. C07: French Tarrasch: 3...c5, 4 Ngf3 and 4 exd5 Qxd5} exd5 (6... Qxd5 7. Nb5 Qd8 8. Bd3 a6 9. Nc3 Nc6 10. O-O Ne5 11. Be2 b5 12. Nf3 Qxd1 13. Rxd1 Nc6 14. Bf4 Bb7 {0-1 (53) Vachier Lagrave, M (2796)-Caruana,F (2808) Paris 2017}) 7. Bb5+ Bd7 8. Qe2+ {White has an edge.} Qe7 9. O-O {Hoping for Qd1.} Qxe2 10. Bxe2 Nc6 11. Nb5 $146 {aiming for Nc7+.} ({Predecessor:} 11. N2b3 Be7 12. Re1 O-O 13. Nxc6 bxc6 14. Bg4 Bxg4 15. Rxe7 Rae8 16. Rxe8 Rxe8 17. Be3 a6 18. Re1 Nd7 19. Bd2 Rxe1+ 20. Bxe1 {1/2-1/2 (20) Mallol Descarrega,A (1823)-Company Codina,A (1914) Llinars del Valles 2015}) 11... O-O-O 12. Nb3 a6 13. Nc3 {[%cal Bb5c3,Bc3a4,Ba4c5][%mdl 32]} Bf5 14. Bd1 d4 15. Na4 Nb4 (15... Nd7 $15 16. Bf3 Nde5) 16. Bf4 $36 {[%cal Ra4b6][%mdl 2048] White has good play.} b5 17. Nac5 Rd5 {[#]} ({Black should try} 17... Bxc5 $1 $14 18. Nxc5 Rhe8) 18. a3 $1 $16 {[%cal Ra3b4]} Bxc5 19. axb4 Bxb4 20. Rxa6 {Threatens to win with Ra8+.} Kb7 {[#]} 21. Rxf6 $1 gxf6 22. Bf3 $1 { [%csl LRd4,LRd5]} Rhd8 23. Nxd4 $1 Kb6 (23... Bg4 $16 {was worth a try.}) 24. Bxd5 $18 Rxd5 25. Nxf5 Rxf5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 26. Be3+ Bc5 $2 ( 26... Kc6 27. Ra1 Kd7 28. Ra7+ Ke6 29. Ra6+ Ke7) 27. b4 Bxe3 28. fxe3 Rxf1+ ( 28... Rh5 $18 29. Rxf6+ Kb7) 29. Kxf1 {KP-KP. White mates.} f5 30. Ke2 Kc6 31. Kd3 Kd5 32. h3 {[%cal Bh2h3,Bh3h4][%mdl 32]} h6 33. h4 h5 34. c3 f6 35. g3 Ke5 36. c4 bxc4+ 37. Kxc4 Ke4 38. b5 Kxe3 39. b6 Kf3 40. b7 Kxg3 41. b8=Q+ Kg2 42. Qf4 Kh1 43. Kd3 {Precision: White = 86%, Black = 30%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Tabatabaei, M amin"] [Black "Tarun Kanyamarala"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2605"] [BlackElo "2006"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "1"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} * [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Narayanan S L"] [Black "Bharath Subramaniyam H"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B43"] [WhiteElo "2568"] [BlackElo "1997"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "113"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,112,20,29,14,33,26,37,29,77,58,79,68,124,135,117,75,124,94,88,85,85, 85,85,86,89,79,87,89,74,70,145,144,152,131,117,120,124,86,107,23,66,52,150,86, 118,123,326,322,1927,1913,1786,1137,988,460,808,460,438,435,472,460,435,431, 627,619,776,762,698,495,883,734,1168,1136,1145,1158,1042,1034,1542,1430,5961, 5616,29989,29990,29990,29991,29991,29992,29992,29993,29997,29998,29998,29999, 29999]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Bd3 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. f4 d6 9. Kh1 O-O 10. Qe2 {B82: Sicilian Scheveningen: 6 f4} Nbd7 11. Bd2 b5 {LiveBook: 15 Games} 12. a4 {White has an edge.} bxa4 13. Nxa4 Bb7 14. Nb3 d5 $146 {[%cal Rd5e4]} ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 14... Rfb8 15. Ba5 Qc6 16. Nd4 {1-0 (30) Predojevic,B (2546) -Siebrecht,S (2408) Cappelle-la-Grande 2005}) 15. e5 {Hoping for Ba5.} Ne4 16. Ba5 Qc6 (16... Qb8 $14) 17. Nd4 $16 Qc8 18. f5 Bc5 19. Nxc5 Qxc5 20. c3 { aiming for Bb4.} Rfe8 21. Bb4 Qb6 22. fxe6 Nxe5 23. Bxe4 dxe4 24. exf7+ Nxf7 25. Nf5 $1 {Qg4 is the strong threat.} Qe6 (25... Kh8 $14) 26. Bc5 $40 { [%mdl 128] Black is in trouble.} g6 27. Ne3 {Strongly threatening Ng4.} Ne5 28. h3 a5 29. b3 a4 {And now ...Ba6 would win.} (29... Qxb3 $6 30. Qf2 $11) 30. b4 ({Don't play} 30. Rxa4 $6 Rxa4 31. bxa4 Ba6 $11) ({Much worse is} 30. bxa4 $6 Ba6 $11) ({Better is} 30. Bd4 $16) 30... a3 31. b5 a2 {[#]} (31... Bd5 $1 $14) 32. Bd4 (32. c4 $142 $1) 32... Nf3 33. gxf3 Qxh3+ $2 {[#]} (33... exf3 $16 { was worth a try.} 34. Qc4 Qxc4 35. Nxc4 Re2) 34. Qh2 $1 $18 {[%cal Rh2h3]} Qd7 $2 (34... Qxh2+ 35. Kxh2 exf3) 35. Ng4 {Nh6+ would kill now.} Re6 36. Qf4 { [%cal Rg4h6]} h5 37. Nh6+ Kh7 38. Qf7+ Qxf7 39. Nxf7 Re7 40. Ng5+ Kh6 41. Nxe4 Rf8 (41... Ra5 $142 42. b6 Ra8) 42. Be3+ Kg7 43. Bc5 Rxf3 44. Bxe7 Re3 (44... Rxf1+ $142 45. Rxf1 Bxe4+ 46. Kg1 Bd3) 45. Kg1 Rxe4 46. Bf6+ Kh6 47. Rxa2 Rg4+ 48. Kh2 Bd5 49. Rd2 Bb7 50. Rg1 Ra4 51. Bg5+ {White mates.} Kh7 52. Rd7+ Kh8 53. Bf6+ Kg8 54. Rxb7 Rg4 55. Rd1 {[%cal Rd1d8]} Re4 56. Rd8+ Re8 57. Rxe8# { Precision: White = 88%, Black = 34%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Abdusattorov, Nodirbek"] [Black "Kakulidis, Ellen"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D58"] [WhiteElo "2540"] [BlackElo "1975"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "79"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,78,22,19,56,28,51,53,58,54,182,96,97,95,91,89,87,83,97,85,114,113, 105,127,100,73,66,0,0,0,0,5,1,0,56,58,64,67,79,66,155,154,310,296,515,441,441, 314,1740,1725,29992,29993,29993,29994,29994,29995,29995,29996,29996,29997, 29997,29998,29998,29999,29999]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 b6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Bd3 {LiveBook: 114 Games} Re8 {D58: Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defence} (9... Bb7 10. O-O c5 11. Ne5 Nbd7 12. Bf5 Nxe5 13. dxe5 Ne8 14. Bg3 g6 15. Bc2 Qd7 16. Qe2 Nc7 17. Rad1 Rad8 18. Rfe1 b5 19. Ne4 Ne8 20. f4 {1/2-1/2 (40) Benlloch Guirau,A (2429)-Jimenez Molina,G (2382) ICCF email 2016}) 10. O-O Ne4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... Bb7 11. Ne5 a6 12. Qf3 Nbd7 13. Rad1 Nxe5 14. dxe5 Nd7 15. Bg3 c6 16. Qh5 Bc5 { 1/2-1/2 (43) Freeke,M (2315)-Colijn,S (2174) Vlissingen 2010}) 11. Bxe7 Rxe7 { White is slightly better.} 12. Qc2 {[%cal Rc3e4]} Ba6 (12... Bb7 $14) 13. Bxa6 ({White should play} 13. Nxe4 $18 Bxd3 14. Nf6+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} gxf6 15. Qxd3) 13... Nxa6 $16 14. Ne5 {Nc6 is the strong threat.} Nb8 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. Qxe4 Nd7 17. f4 Nxe5 18. dxe5 Qe8 19. Rad1 Rd8 20. Rd4 c5 21. Rd3 ({Better is} 21. Rdd1 $14) 21... Rxd3 $11 22. Qxd3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame Threatening Rd1. KQR-KQR } Rd7 23. Qb3 Qe6 24. Qa4 Qd5 (24... Qf5 $11) 25. h3 $14 Qd3 26. Kh2 Kf8 { Hoping for ...b5.} 27. Rf3 Qd1 (27... Qd5 $14) 28. Qe4 $16 {Black must now prevent Qh7.} Qd5 $2 {[#]} (28... Kg8 $16 29. e6 fxe6) 29. Qh7 $1 $18 Qxa2 $2 ( 29... Qe6 30. Qh8+ Ke7) 30. Qh8+ Ke7 31. Qxg7 {Strongly threatening Qf6+.} Qxb2 $2 (31... Kd8 32. Rg3 (32. Qxh6 Kc7 $18) 32... Kc7 33. Qxh6 Qxb2) 32. Qf6+ Ke8 33. Rg3 {[%cal Rg3g8] White mates.} Rd2 34. Rg8+ Kd7 35. Rd8+ Kc7 36. Qe7+ Kc6 37. Qe8+ Kc7 38. Rc8+ Kb7 39. Rb8+ Ka6 40. Qa4# {Precision: White = 77%, Black = 28%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Vishnu Prasanna V"] [Black "Polakhare Aryan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2510"] [BlackElo "1966"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,77,23,20,18,19,68,30,45,30,55,59,52,43,27,23,50,49,81,37,39,31,35,29, 32,0,112,64,75,81,311,313,327,300,274,304,443,385,497,502,442,390,601,601,1139, 1134,29990,29991,29991,29992,29992,1521,1331,1273,1358,1470,1335,1344,1323, 1216,1466,1327]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. Nc3 Bb7 4. d4 e6 5. e3 Bb4 6. Bd2 O-O 7. Bd3 d5 8. cxd5 exd5 9. O-O Re8 {E52: Nimzo-Indian: Rubinstein: 4...0-0 5 Nf3 d5 6 Bd3 b6} (9... Be7 10. Ne5 c5 11. f4 Nc6 12. Qf3 cxd4 13. Nxc6 Bxc6 14. exd4 Ne4 15. Be3 Re8 16. Rac1 Bf6 17. f5 {1/2-1/2 (54) Yu,Y (2751)-Wang,H (2709) Riadh 2017}) 10. Ne5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} c5 11. a3 cxd4 $146 {The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 11... Bxc3 12. Bxc3 Nbd7 13. Nxd7 Nxd7 14. dxc5 bxc5 15. Qh5 h6 16. Rac1 c4 17. Bc2 Nf6 {1-0 (38) Lalics,A (1915) -Tarnowski,R (1975) ICCF email 2014}) 12. exd4 Bd6 13. Nb5 {[%cal Bc3b5,Bb5d6, Bd6f5][%mdl 32] Threatens to win with Bf4.} Bxe5 14. dxe5 Rxe5 15. Bf4 Re7 16. Rc1 Nc6 17. Nd6 {[%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} Na5 $1 18. Nf5 Re6 $1 19. Nd4 Re8 $1 20. Bc7 Qe7 $1 21. Nf5 Qd7 (21... Qe6 $1 $11) 22. Qd2 {Strongly threatening Qg5.} Ne4 23. Qf4 $1 $40 {[%cal Rf4g4][%mdl 128] And now Qg4 would win. White wants a kill.} ({Inferior is} 23. Bxe4 Rxe4 24. f3 Rc4 $17) 23... Bc8 $2 {[#]} (23... f6 $16 {was worth a try.}) 24. Nxg7 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]} Kxg7 25. f3 Qf5 {...Qxf4 is the strong threat.} 26. fxe4 dxe4 (26... Qxf4 $142 27. Rxf4 dxe4 28. Bxe4 Bb7) 27. Qh4 ({Less strong is} 27. Qxf5 Bxf5 28. Bb5 Nb3 $16) 27... Qg6 28. Be2 {Hoping for Bh5.} Bf5 29. Rc3 {aiming for Rg3.} Qe6 ( 29... e3 $142 30. Bh5 Qe6) 30. b4 Nb7 31. Bc4 Qe7 32. Rg3+ Bg6 {[#]} 33. Rxg6+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kh8 {[#]} (33... fxg6 34. Be5+) 34. Rg4 (34. Qh5 $142 $3 { [%mdl 512]} f5 35. Re6 Qxe6 36. Bxe6 Nd6 37. Bxf5 Nxf5 38. Rxf5 Rad8 39. Bxd8) 34... Qxh4 {White is clearly winning.} 35. Rxh4 Re7 36. Rxf7 Rxf7 37. Bxf7 { [%cal Rc7e5]} Kg7 38. Bd5 Rc8 39. Be5+ {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 35%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Gagare, Shardul"] [Black "Dhruv Easwar"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2502"] [BlackElo "1923"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "1"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. d4 * [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Erigaisi Arjun"] [Black "Ali, Abdulaziz"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A45"] [WhiteElo "2481"] [BlackElo "1877"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "53"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,53,97,85,134,118,220,202,233,238,241,170,163,154,191,175,176,195,186, 181,195,194,195,206,200,191,238,241,372,346,420,405,530,541,534,529,504,485]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 Ne4 3. Bf4 c5 4. f3 Nf6 5. dxc5 Qa5+ 6. Nc3 Qxc5 7. e4 d6 8. Qd2 a6 {A45: Trompowsky Attack} (8... Nbd7 9. Be3 Qc6 10. Nge2 e5 11. Nc1 Be7 12. Be2 O-O 13. a4 Nb6 14. N1a2 d5 15. Bb5 Qd6 16. a5 {1-0 (54) Vitiugov,N (2742)-Cheparinov,I (2682) Dubai 2014}) 9. O-O-O Nbd7 10. g4 {[%cal Bg2g4, Bg4g5][%mdl 32] LiveBook: 10 Games} b5 {White is better.} 11. g5 b4 $146 (11... Nh5 $16 {is a better defense.}) ({Predecessor:} 11... Nh5 12. Be3 Qc6 13. f4 g6 14. Be2 Ng7 15. Bf3 e5 16. f5 Bb7 17. Nd5 O-O-O 18. Ne2 gxf5 19. exf5 e4 20. Bxe4 Qc4 21. Qa5 Nxf5 22. b3 {1-0 (22) Guerrero,S (2334)-Pereira,A (1999) Ourense 2006}) 12. Na4 $18 ({Inferior is} 12. gxf6 bxc3 13. Qxc3 Qxc3 $11) 12... Qa5 13. gxf6 Qxa4 14. fxe7 Bxe7 15. Bc4 {[#] Hoping for Qd5.} ({Reject} 15. Bxd6 $6 Qxa2 16. Qxb4 Rb8 $14) 15... Nb6 16. Bb3 Qc6 17. Ne2 a5 18. Bxd6 Bxd6 19. Qxd6 Qxd6 20. Rxd6 Rb8 21. Rhd1 Ke7 {With the idea ...a4.} 22. Nf4 { Threatens to win with Rxb6!} Nd7 (22... a4 {was necessary.}) 23. Rc6 Rd8 { Black hopes to continue with ...Ne5.} 24. Nd5+ Ke8 25. Ba4 {White is clearly winning.} Kf8 {[#]} 26. Nb6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxb6 27. Rxb6 {Precision: White = 100%, Black = 47%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Vignesh N R"] [Black "Bommini Mounika Akshaya"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D12"] [WhiteElo "2475"] [BlackElo "1831"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "81"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,81,13,12,20,12,56,53,102,98,110,100,89,85,216,90,81,64,60,65,127,102, 389,334,354,345,362,185,185,136,133,153,193,147,174,130,236,236,330,325,378, 227,227,229,229,116,249,238,368,256,258,244,366,316,497,356,391,379,593,576]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Bd3 Bxd3 6. Qxd3 e6 7. Nbd2 Nbd7 8. O-O Be7 9. Rd1 {D12: Slav Defence: 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 e3 Bf5} (9. b3 a5 10. a4 Bb4 11. Bb2 O-O 12. e4 Qe7 13. e5 Ng4 14. h3 Nh6 15. Bc3 Nf5 16. Bxb4 Qxb4 17. cxd5 cxd5 {1/2-1/2 (27) Grachev,B (2645)-Artemiev,V (2696) Sochi 2017}) 9... a5 10. e4 dxe4 11. Nxe4 O-O 12. Bf4 Nxe4 13. Qxe4 {LiveBook: 8 Games} Nf6 14. Qe2 h6 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 14... Qb6 15. Rd3 a4 {1-0 (29) Hoelzl,F (2327)-Platzgummer,F (2311) Austria 2010}) 15. Rd3 Re8 16. Ne5 Bf8 17. Rad1 Qe7 18. Rg3 {Hoping for Bxh6.} Kh8 {[#]} (18... Kh7 $16 {might work better.}) 19. c5 (19. h4 $1 $18) 19... Red8 $16 20. Nc4 Nd5 21. Bc1 b6 (21... a4 $14) 22. Ne5 Rdc8 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (22... Qe8 $16) 23. cxb6 {[#] Qh5 is the strong threat.} Rab8 24. Rf3 Nf6 25. Nc4 (25. g4 $142) 25... Nd5 $18 26. Bf4 Nxf4 27. Rxf4 {Black must now prevent Ne5.} Rb7 28. b3 Qe8 29. Re4 Qd8 (29... Rd8 $16 {was necessary.} 30. Re5 Rd5) 30. Re5 Ra8 31. Qf3 Qc8 32. Rxa5 Rxa5 33. Nxa5 Rxb6 34. Rc1 ({White should try} 34. Nc4 $18 Rb7 35. Ne5) 34... Qd7 (34... Ra6 $16) 35. Nxc6 f6 (35... Ba3 {was called for.} 36. Ne5 Qxd4 37. Nxf7+ Kh7) 36. g3 Ba3 37. Rc4 Bd6 (37... Qd5 {is a better defense. } 38. Qc3 Qf5) 38. d5 e5 (38... Ba3 $142) 39. b4 Ra6 40. Qb3 Qb7 (40... Qf7 $142 41. Rc1 Ra8) 41. a4 {Precision: White = 47%, Black = 27%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Aditya Mittal"] [Black "Kryvoruchko, Yuriy"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E12"] [WhiteElo "2212"] [BlackElo "2703"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "78"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 10,78,1,-5,2,2,2,6,2,0,32,0,0,-19,-5,-28,-20,-33,-27,-33,-38,-82,-48, -117,-70,-114,0,-315,-333,-344,-345,-344,-339,-333,-337,-366,-350,-546,-529, -536,-400,-394,-369,-355,-316,-340,-337,-479,-488,-470,-484,-512,-503,-513, -500,-491,-491,-602,-558,-840,-816,-869,-915,-1571,-1486,-1414,-1384,-29975, -11351,-5987,-5139]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. Bf4 Bb7 5. e3 Bb4+ 6. Nfd2 {LiveBook: 147 Games} c5 {E12: Queen's Indian: Unusual White 4th moves, 4 a3, 4 Nc3 Bb7 5 a3 and 4 Nc3 Bb7} (6... d6 7. a3 Bxd2+ 8. Nxd2 Nbd7 9. Bg3 Qe7 10. f3 e5 11. d5 e4 12. f4 Ng8 13. Qc2 f5 14. Nb3 {1-0 (44) Lupulescu,C (2620) -Jobava,B (2705) Heraklio 2017}) 7. a3 Bxd2+ 8. Qxd2 (8. Kxd2 cxd4 9. exd4 d5 $17) 8... cxd4 {The position is equal.} 9. Qxd4 O-O 10. Nc3 Nc6 {[%cal Bb8c6, Bc6a5,Ba5b3][%mdl 32]} 11. Qd3 Rc8 12. Nb5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. Rb1 Na5 13. Bd6 Re8 14. b3 {1/2-1/2 (27) Fuller,W (2407)-Neves,B (2183) ICCF email 2015}) 12... d5 $1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is pushing.} 13. Nd6 dxc4 14. Qd1 Na5 $1 15. Rc1 {[#]} b5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 16. b4 (16. Nxc8 $15 Qxc8 17. Qe2) (16. Nxb5 Qb6) 16... Nb3 $1 $17 {White must now prevent ...Qe7.} 17. Nxb7 Qb6 (17... Qe7 $1 $17 {[%cal Re7b7]} 18. Nc5 (18. Nd6 Rcd8 $17) 18... Rfd8) 18. Nc5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (18. Na5 $1 $11 {and White stays safe.} Rfd8 19. Qc2 Nxc1 20. Qxc1) 18... Rxc5 $19 19. bxc5 Qa5+ 20. Ke2 {[#]} Rd8 $1 {[%cal Rd8d1]} 21. Bd6 {[#]} Ne4 $1 ({Weaker is} 21... Nxc1+ 22. Qxc1 Ne4 23. g4 $11) ({Worse is} 21... Qxa3 22. Rc2 $11) 22. Qc2 Nbxc5 ({Not} 22... Nxd6 23. cxd6 Nxc1+ 24. Qxc1 $11) ( 22... Nxc1+ 23. Qxc1 Nxd6 24. cxd6 $15) 23. f3 (23. Rd1 $142 Rxd6 24. Rxd6 Nxd6 25. Qd2) 23... Nxd6 24. Rd1 Qxa3 25. Kf2 g6 26. Be2 {[#]} Nd3+ $1 27. Rxd3 (27. Bxd3 cxd3) 27... cxd3 28. Bxd3 (28. Qxd3 {was necessary.} Qxd3 29. Bxd3) 28... Rc8 29. Qd2 Nc4 30. Qe2 a5 {[%cal Ba7a5,Ba5a4][%mdl 32]} 31. Rb1 Qc5 32. Rc1 a4 33. Bxc4 bxc4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 34. Qa2 Qb4 35. Rb1 Qa5 36. Qa3 Qd2+ 37. Kg3 c3 {[%cal Bc4c3,Bc3c2][%mdl 32]} 38. Rb7 c2 39. Qe7 Rf8 { Precision: White = 36%, Black = 81%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Abou El Zein, Eid Mahmoud"] [Black "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E77"] [WhiteElo "2156"] [BlackElo "2701"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "63"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,63,31,30,44,19,22,-34,-28,-64,-70,-109,-104,-101,-92,-101,-99,-110, -112,-112,-129,-104,-60,-56,-70,-52,-56,-57,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-35,-37,-41, -43,-29979,-29980,-29980,-29981,-29979,-29980,-29980,-29981,-29999]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. d4 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f4 O-O 6. Nf3 c5 7. d5 e6 8. Be2 exd5 9. cxd5 Na6 10. O-O Nc7 11. a4 {LiveBook: 4 Games. A68: Modern Benoni: Four Pawns Attack without 9...Re8} (11. Nd2 b5 12. Nxb5 Nxb5 13. Bxb5 Rb8 14. Bc4 Ng4 15. Nf3 Bxb2 16. Bxb2 Rxb2 17. Qc1 Rb4 18. Re1 Nf6 19. e5 dxe5 20. fxe5 Nxd5 { 1-0 (33) Gasanov,E (2536)-Boroday,S (2365) Poltava 2009}) 11... Re8 12. Bd3 a6 13. Qb3 $146 ({White should try} 13. h3 $11) ({Predecessor:} 13. Nd2 Ng4 14. Nf3 Rb8 15. h3 Nf6 16. a5 Bd7 17. Nd2 Nb5 18. Re1 Nxc3 19. bxc3 {0-1 (28) Fabrega,E (2260)-Roselli Mailhe,B (2350) Buenos Aires 1992}) 13... Bg4 $15 14. Nd2 Nh5 $1 15. Nc4 Bd4+ 16. Be3 b5 $1 {[%cal Rb5c4]} 17. axb5 axb5 18. Nxb5 Rxa1 19. Rxa1 Nxb5 20. Qxb5 {Strongly threatening Bxd4.} Bd7 21. Qb7 Bxe3+ 22. Nxe3 Nxf4 23. Bf1 {aiming for Ra7.} Bc8 24. Qc6 $1 {Hoping for Nc4.} Rxe4 { Threatens to win with ...Kg7.} 25. Nc4 Ne2+ 26. Bxe2 $1 Rxe2 27. Nxd6 Bb7 $1 $40 {[%cal Rb7c6][%mdl 128] Black mounts an attack.} 28. Nxb7 $4 {[%mdl 8192]} (28. Qxb7 $15 Qxd6 29. Rf1) 28... Qh4 $1 {Black mates.} 29. Rf1 {[#]} Qd4+ $1 30. Kh1 {[#]} Qf2 $3 {[%cal Rf2f1][%mdl 512]} 31. Rg1 (31. Rxf2 Re1+) 31... Re1 {[%csl Gf2][%cal Re1g1]} 32. h3 {Precision: White = 40%, Black = 92%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Bhambure, Shantanu"] [Black "Eljanov, Pavel"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E12"] [WhiteElo "2155"] [BlackElo "2700"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "86"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 29,86,25,21,21,32,32,27,24,32,23,20,13,30,39,33,36,35,25,27,19,7,19,45, 14,13,-37,-15,-22,-27,-25,-25,-35,-25,-25,-8,-16,-40,-39,-56,-108,-92,-115, -118,-208,-202,-213,-247,-274,-250,-383,-243,-561,-547,-735,-729,-701,-689, -1067,-1044]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. a3 Bb7 5. Nc3 d5 6. Bg5 Be7 7. Qa4+ c6 8. Bxf6 Bxf6 9. cxd5 exd5 10. g3 O-O 11. Bg2 Re8 12. O-O Na6 {E12: Queen's Indian: Unusual White 4th moves, 4 a3, 4 Nc3 Bb7 5 a3 and 4 Nc3 Bb7} 13. Rfd1 Nc7 14. Rac1 g6 15. e3 Bg7 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 16. Ne1 {[#]} Qe7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16... h5 17. Ne2 h4 18. Nf4 hxg3 19. hxg3 Qd6 20. Ned3 { 1/2-1/2 (46) Gabriel,C (2581)-Gurevich,M (2629) Bad Godesberg 1999}) 17. Nd3 Red8 18. b4 Qe8 19. Qb3 Ba6 20. Nb2 Bc8 21. a4 Be6 22. Nd3 Rab8 23. Qc2 Rbc8 24. Qb2 Bg4 25. Rd2 Ne6 26. h3 Bf5 27. g4 {[#]} Be4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 28. Nxe4 dxe4 29. Ne5 $1 (29. Bxe4 $2 Nxd4 30. exd4 Bxd4 $19) 29... c5 30. bxc5 $1 Bxe5 31. dxe5 Nxc5 32. Rd4 Nxa4 33. Rxc8 Rxc8 (33... Nxb2 $2 {loses.} 34. Rdxd8 Qxd8 35. Rxd8+ $18) 34. Qd2 (34. Qa1 $15 Nc3 35. Bf1) 34... Nc5 $17 35. Rd5 a5 36. Qd4 {[#]} (36. Bf1 $17) 36... a4 $1 $19 {[%cal Ra4a3] White must now prevent .. .a3.} 37. Bxe4 Nxe4 38. Qxe4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame [#] KQR-KQR} a3 $1 39. Rd2 ( 39. Rd1 {was the only chance.}) 39... Qc6 40. Qb4 $2 (40. Qd3 Ra8 41. Ra2) 40... Qc5 {Black is clearly winning.} 41. Qb3 Qc1+ 42. Rd1 {[#]} a2 $1 { [%mdl 512]} 43. e6 (43. Qxa2 Qxd1+) 43... a1=Q {Precision: White = 42%, Black = 78%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Ajay Karthikeyan"] [Black "Kravtsiv, Martyn"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A45"] [WhiteElo "2127"] [BlackElo "2680"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,80,67,61,90,40,68,52,63,64,97,101,105,90,122,122,124,120,106,-8,-15, -18,-2,-1,-10,-7,0,0,0,-32,-9,-52,-40,-61,-39,-358,-355,-360,-352,-345,-284, -281,-278,-281,-233,-722,-634,-692,-648,-12394,-363,-6946,-8448,-29982,-29983, -29983,-29984,-29983,-29984,-29985,-29986,-29988,-5137,-2116,-1558]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nd2 e6 6. Ngf3 Bd6 7. Bg3 Qe7 8. Ne5 Bxe5 { D02: 1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 sidelines, including 2...Nf6 3 g3 and 2...Nf6 3 Bf4} 9. dxe5 Nd7 10. f4 {LiveBook: 4 Games} (10. Bb5 O-O 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. c4 Nb6 13. b3 a5 14. O-O a4 15. Qc2 axb3 16. axb3 {1-0 (47) Kamsky,G (2676)-Popov,I (2609) Sochi 2017}) 10... b6 {White is slightly better.} 11. Bd3 Bb7 12. O-O O-O-O 13. Qe2 f5 14. exf6 gxf6 15. e4 d4 16. e5 fxe5 17. fxe5 dxc3 $146 18. Nc4 (18. bxc3 $16 {Hoping for Nc4.} Ndxe5 19. Bc2 (19. Bxe5 Nxe5 20. Be4 Rhg8 $15)) 18... Nd4 $11 19. Qh5 cxb2 20. Rab1 $132 {[%mdl 2048] White puts up resistance} Rdf8 21. Nd6+ Kc7 22. Rxb2 Rxf1+ 23. Kxf1 Rf8+ 24. Rf2 Bd5 25. a3 {[#]} c4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 26. Bxc4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (26. Bxh7 $15 c3 27. Kg1) 26... Bxc4+ $19 27. Nxc4 Qc5 28. Ne3 Qxa3 29. Rxf8 Qxf8+ ({Don't take} 29... Nxf8 30. Qf7+ Nd7 31. Bf4 $19) 30. Bf2 Qc5 31. g4 $2 (31. Kg1) 31... Qc1+ 32. Kg2 Qc6+ 33. Kg1 Ne2+ 34. Kf1 Nf4 {[#] ( -> ...Qc1+)} 35. Qxh7 Qc1+ 36. Be1 Qxe3 37. Qc2+ Nc5 38. Bg3 Qf3+ 39. Qf2 Qd1+ (39... Qd3+ $142 40. Kg1 Nh3+ 41. Kg2 Nxf2 42. Kxf2 Ne4+ 43. Kg2 Qd2+ 44. Kf1 Nxg3+ 45. hxg3 a5 46. g5 a4 47. g4 a3 48. Kg1 a2 49. Kh1 a1=Q# ) 40. Qe1 Qxg4 {Precision: White = 54%, Black = 52%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Maroroa, Sue"] [Black "Kuzubov, Yuriy"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B00"] [WhiteElo "2102"] [BlackElo "2663"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "26"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 1,1,23]} 1. e4 {Predecessor:} e5 $146 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. d3 a6 6. Nd5 Nxd5 7. Bxd5 d6 8. Be3 Bxe3 9. fxe3 O-O 10. O-O Nb8 11. b4 Nd7 12. Qd2 c6 13. Bb3 a5 {1-0 (37) Kramnik,V (2800)-Aronian,L (2794) Berlin 2018} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Jishitha D"] [Black "Safarli, Eltaj"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A28"] [WhiteElo "2083"] [BlackElo "2653"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "102"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,102,0,21,0,33,17,35,35,42,36,41,37,39,27,48,-19,37,7,20,-5,-5,-5,-5, -21,-5,-5,-5,-5,-5,-5,-5,-5,-5,-77,-75,-75,-78,-85,-74,-98,-85,-101,-104,-131, -115,-137,-135,-171,-165,-162,-167,-153,-166,-164,-158,-170,-152,-150,-152, -154,-153,-178,-153,-390,-390,-390,-390,-390,-348,-348,-345,-328,-197,-732, -679,-1094,-1094,-1052,-134,-859,-695,-29972,-29973,-29973,-29974,-29976, -29977,-29976,-29977,-29975,-29965]} 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bb4 5. Qc2 Bxc3 6. Qxc3 Qe7 7. d4 {A28: English Opening: Four Knights Variation} ( 7. Be2 d5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Qb3 Nb6 10. d3 Bg4 11. Bd2 O-O-O 12. Rc1 f5 13. h3 Bh5 14. Qa3 Qxa3 15. bxa3 Bxf3 16. gxf3 {0-1 (52) Oleksienko,M (2615)-Navara,D (2726) Germany 2018}) 7... d6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 8. b4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8. d5 Nb8 9. Nd2 Bf5 10. b3 Ne4 11. Nxe4 Bxe4 12. f3 Bg6 13. h4 h5 14. e4 Nd7 { 1/2-1/2 (41) Nikolaidis,I (2559)-Georgiev,K (2618) Durres 2014}) 8... Bg4 { [#] aiming for ...Bxf3.} 9. dxe5 {White is slightly better.} Nxe5 10. Nxe5 dxe5 11. f3 Be6 12. e4 Nd7 13. Be3 O-O 14. Bd3 (14. Be2 $14) 14... Rfd8 (14... a5 $11 15. bxa5 b6) 15. O-O c5 16. b5 f6 17. a4 Bf7 18. Qa3 Rac8 19. Rad1 Nf8 { [%cal Bd7f8,Bf8e6,Be6d4][%mdl 32]} 20. Be2 Re8 21. Rd2 Ne6 22. Rfd1 {White wants to play Rd7.} Nd4 23. Bxd4 (23. Bd3 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 23... cxd4 $17 24. Qxe7 Rxe7 25. Rc1 Rc5 26. Rb2 Rec7 27. a5 Kf8 ({Not} 27... Bxc4 28. Rbc2 $16) 28. Kf2 Ke7 29. Ke1 b6 {[%cal Rf7c4]} ({And not} 29... Bxc4 30. Rbc2 $16) 30. Kd2 Bxc4 31. Rbc2 {[%cal Re2c4]} Be6 {White must now prevent ...Rxc2+. } 32. Rxc5 bxc5 $19 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 33. b6 axb6 34. axb6 Rb7 { And now ...Kd6 would win.} 35. Rxc5 Rxb6 36. Rc7+ Bd7 37. Kc2 g5 38. g4 $2 (38. Ra7 $17 {was necessary.}) 38... Rc6+ 39. Rxc6 Bxc6 {KB-KB} 40. Kb3 Kd6 41. Kb4 Be8 42. Bc4 h5 {[%cal Bh7h5,Bh5h4][%mdl 32]} 43. h3 h4 44. Be2 Bd7 45. Bc4 Kc6 46. Bf1 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (46. Be2 $17) 46... Kb6 $1 47. Kb3 Bb5 {Black mates.} 48. Bg2 Kc5 49. Kc2 Kb4 50. Kd2 Kb3 51. Bh1 Bf1 {Precision: White = 29%, Black = 75%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Song, Yuxin"] [Black "Rakhmanov, Aleksandr"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B01"] [WhiteElo "2075"] [BlackElo "2652"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 11,60,53,56,35,40,39,31,36,35,27,30,24,65,68,47,42,54,46,50,35,40,66,66, 36,112,117,121,64,68,58,62,54,55,46,89,59,132,68,60,60,65,57,57,57,94,79,91,59, 69,68,67]} 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. d4 g6 (4... Nf6 5. a3 c6 6. Bc4 Be6 7. Bxe6 Qxe6+ 8. Nge2 Qd7 9. O-O e6 10. Ng3 Be7 11. Nce4 Nxe4 12. Nxe4 Qd5 {0-1 (38) Mamedov,R (2709)-Carlsen,M (2834) chess.com INT 2018}) 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. Nb5 {B01: Scandinavian Defence} Qb6 {LiveBook: 17 Games} 7. Bc4 a6 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 7... c6 8. Nc3 Nh6 9. O-O Nf5 10. Ne2 O-O 11. c3 c5 12. Re1 Nc6 13. dxc5 Qxc5 {0-1 (71) Feletar,D (2367)-Kurajica,B (2554) Zadar 2007}) 8. Nc3 {Hoping for Nd5.} Nf6 9. O-O O-O 10. h3 Nc6 11. a3 Na5 12. Ba2 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has the initiative.} Qd6 13. Qe2 b5 14. Re1 e6 15. Bg5 Bb7 16. Rad1 Bd5 17. Bxd5 Nxd5 (17... exd5 $14 18. Qe5 Rad8) 18. Ne4 $16 Qc6 {[#]} 19. Ne5 (19. b3 $1 $16) 19... Qe8 $1 $14 20. Nc5 f6 21. Bd2 {Black must now prevent Ned7.} fxe5 22. Bxa5 Rf5 23. Nd3 {[%cal Rd4e5]} Qe7 (23... exd4 $14 24. Qxe6+ Qxe6 25. Rxe6 Rf6) 24. Bb4 ({Much weaker is} 24. Nxe5 $6 Bxe5 25. dxe5 Qc5 $14) (24. dxe5 $16 c5 25. Qe4) 24... Nxb4 25. axb4 exd4 26. Qxe6+ Qxe6 27. Rxe6 Bf8 28. g4 Rd5 29. Ra1 Bd6 30. Kf1 Kf7 {Precision: White = 53%, Black = 63%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Asmar, Elie"] [Black "Mareco, Sandro"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B53"] [WhiteElo "2060"] [BlackElo "2645"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "95"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,95,6,12,6,12,0,1,0,29,22,31,20,24,22,25,6,20,-16,-8,-35,-19,-38,-29, -70,-60,-60,-65,-69,-65,-66,-62,-78,0,0,0,0,0,-2,-4,-4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,-29,-26,-54,-54,-54,-54,-54,-47,-52,-47,-51,-43,-54,-54,-55,0,0,0,-7] } 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Bb5 a6 6. Bxc6+ bxc6 7. c4 e5 8. Qd3 Qc7 9. O-O Nf6 10. Nc3 Be7 11. b3 {B51: Sicilian: Moscow Variation (3 Bb5+) without 3...Bd7} O-O {LiveBook: 3 Games} 12. Bg5 (12. Rd1 Bg4 13. h3 Bh5 14. Qe3 Rad8 15. Bb2 h6 16. Rd2 {0-1 (82) Nepomniachtchi,I (2705)-Moiseenko,A (2692) Berlin 2015}) 12... h6 13. Bh4 Bg4 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 13... g5 14. Bg3 Nh5 15. c5 Nf4 16. cxd6 Bxd6 17. Qc2 f5 18. exf5 Bxf5 {1-0 (37) Hlavac,R (2106)-Strakos,T (1838) Sec u Chrudimi 2008}) 14. h3 {[#] Hoping for Bxf6.} Be6 15. Rac1 Rac8 16. Rfd1 Rfd8 17. Qe3 Qb8 18. g4 Qb7 19. Bg3 Nd7 20. Na4 f6 21. Nh4 d5 22. cxd5 cxd5 23. Rxc8 Rxc8 24. exd5 Bxd5 25. Nf5 Bf8 26. Kh2 Nc5 {[#]} (26... Rc7 $17) 27. Rxd5 $1 $11 {[%mdl 512]} Nxa4 (27... Qxd5 28. Nb6) 28. Qd2 Nc5 29. Nd6 $132 {[%mdl 2048] White is not keeping still} Bxd6 $1 30. Rxd6 Ne4 31. Qd5+ Qxd5 32. Rxd5 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} g6 33. Kg2 Rc2 34. Ra5 Rc6 35. Ra4 Nc3 36. Ra5 Kf7 37. h4 g5 38. hxg5 hxg5 39. b4 Ke6 40. a4 Nd5 41. b5 axb5 42. axb5 Rc4 43. Ra6+ Kd7 44. f3 Rb4 45. b6 Nxb6 46. Bf2 Nc4 ({Black should play} 46... Nd5 $15) 47. Rxf6 Rb2 48. Kg3 {Precision: White = 64%, Black = 83%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Mullick, Raahil"] [Black "Adly, Ahmed"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B67"] [WhiteElo "2053"] [BlackElo "2626"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "102"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,102,23,7,-3,-1,-1,0,-4,41,25,36,-39,-46,-46,-49,-78,-74,-72,-12,-29, -29,-36,-30,-58,-50,-112,-52,-45,-60,-50,-47,-97,-91,-100,-86,-135,-149,-138, -80,-68,-78,-198,-202,-201,-168,-235,-196,-286,-281,-285,-280,-498,-465,-536, -523,-560,-309,-394,-327,-327,-286,-417,-393,-650,-632,-665,-660,-720,-700, -811,-784,-1206,-1192,-1077,-882,-1770,-1728,-29982,-29983,-29983,-29984, -29986,-29987,-29988,-29989,-29993,-29994]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. O-O-O Bd7 9. Be2 h6 {LiveBook: 28 Games. Hoping for ...Nxd4.} 10. Bxf6 {B67: Sicilian: Richter-Rauzer: 7...a6 8 0-0-0 Bd7, lines without 9 f4 Be7} (10. Bh4 {looks sharper.} b5 11. Nxc6 Bxc6 12. Qe3 Be7 13. e5) (10. Bh4 Rc8 11. Nxc6 Bxc6 12. Qe3 Be7 13. e5 Nd5 14. Nxd5 Bxh4 15. Nb6 Bg5 16. f4 Bxf4 17. Qxf4 Qxb6 18. exd6 O-O {0-1 (42) Jovanovic,Z (2537)-Jankovic,A (2541) Otocac 2010}) 10... Qxf6 11. Nxc6 Bxc6 12. f4 { The position is equal.} Be7 13. Bf3 Rd8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... O-O 14. h4 Rfe8 15. g4 g5 16. hxg5 hxg5 17. Ne2 Bf8 {1-0 (31) Taylor Bowd,P (2063) -Jeffries,M (2026) Birmingham 2006}) 14. g4 (14. Kb1 $14) 14... g5 $15 15. f5 Qe5 16. Qd4 Qxd4 17. Rxd4 h5 (17... Bf6 $17 18. Rd3 Ke7) 18. fxe6 fxe6 19. gxh5 Bf6 20. Rd3 Ke7 {[%mdl 1024] Black has compensation.} 21. Ne2 {[#]} (21. h3 $15 ) 21... Rdf8 (21... g4 $1 $17 {[%cal Rg4f3][%mdl 512]} 22. Bxg4 Bxe4) 22. Re1 Be5 23. h3 Rf6 24. Ng1 Rhf8 25. Bg4 Rf1 26. Rxf1 Rxf1+ 27. Rd1 Rf2 (27... Bf4+ $142 28. Kb1 Rxd1+ 29. Bxd1 Be3) 28. Re1 $17 Bf4+ 29. Kb1 {[#]} (29. Kd1 $17 { was the only chance.}) 29... Bxe4 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]} 30. Ne2 (30. Rxe4 Rf1+) 30... Be5 31. a3 (31. Kc1 {keeps fighting.}) 31... d5 {[%cal Bd6d5,Bd5d4][%mdl 32]} 32. Ka2 (32. h6 $142) 32... Bxc2 33. Nc3 Kd6 34. Re2 $2 (34. a4 {was necessary.}) 34... Rxe2 35. Nxe2 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} d4 36. h6 Ke7 37. Bf3 Kf7 38. Ng1 b6 39. b4 (39. Bh5+ {is the only way for White.} Kf6 40. Nf3) 39... Kg6 40. Kb2 $2 (40. Bb7) 40... Bf5 41. Kc1 Bf4+ 42. Kd1 d3 43. Bb7 a5 44. Nf3 axb4 45. axb4 Kxh6 46. Nd4 Bxh3 47. Bf3 e5 {Black mates.} 48. Nb3 g4 {[%cal Bg5g4,Bg4g3,Bg3g2][%mdl 32]} 49. Be4 g3 50. Nd2 g2 51. Nf3 Bg4 { Precision: White = 27%, Black = 60%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Sun, Chao"] [Black "Maghsoodloo, Parham"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2041"] [BlackElo "2615"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "62"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,62,12,22,0,7,0,13,0,3,0,16,0,0,-63,-2,-127,-114,-126,-108,-107,-116, -118,-116,-132,-139,-150,-131,-154,-145,-206,-198,-195,-191,-178,-134,-153, -135,-145,-118,-122,-90,-520,-512,-510,-507,-487,-495]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. b3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 d5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bb2 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. d4 Re8 { LiveBook: 11 Games. E17: Queen's Indian: 4 g3 Bb7 5 Bg2 Be7} (9... Nbd7 10. Nc3 Re8 11. Rc1 Bf8 12. Qc2 a6 13. Rfd1 Rc8 14. e3 Qe7 15. Ne5 Qe6 16. Ne2 c6 17. Nf4 Qd6 18. Bh3 Rc7 19. b4 {1/2-1/2 (39) Leko,P (2691)-Bacrot,E (2725) Riadh 2017}) 10. Nbd2 a5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... Nbd7 11. Rc1 c5 12. e3 Ne4 13. Nxe4 dxe4 14. Nd2 Bf6 15. Nc4 Ba6 {1-0 (53) Nguyen,X (1638)-Tran,T (1867) Ho Chi Minh City 2015}) 11. Ne5 Na6 {The position is equal.} 12. Re1 Bd6 13. Rc1 c5 14. Ndf3 Ne4 15. e3 (15. Nd2 $11) 15... Rc8 (15... f6 $15 16. Nd3 Nb4) 16. Re2 (16. Nh4 $11 {remains equal.}) 16... f6 $17 17. Nd3 c4 18. bxc4 dxc4 19. Nde1 Qd7 20. Nd2 {[#]} Nxd2 $1 21. Rxd2 Bxg2 22. Nxg2 b5 23. Qe2 {[#]} (23. a3 $17 {was called for.}) 23... Nb4 $1 $19 24. Ba1 Nd3 25. Rb1 a4 26. e4 Bb4 { [%cal Bd6b4,Bb4a5,Ba5b6,Bb6d4][%mdl 32]} 27. Rdd1 Ba5 28. f3 Bb6 {aiming for .. .f5.} 29. Rxd3 $4 {[%mdl 8192]} (29. Ne3 $17) 29... cxd3 {Black is clearly winning.} 30. Qxd3 Red8 31. Rd1 {[#]} Bxd4+ $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 38%, Black = 51%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Krithigga K"] [Black "Firouzja, Alireza"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A20"] [WhiteElo "2003"] [BlackElo "2572"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "50"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,50,-23,-9,-64,-42,-67,-8,-28,-12,-8,-8,-21,-14,-19,9,-51,-34,-52,-27, -45,-44,-121,-120,-288,-287,-252,-240,-1196,-864,-918,-933,-928,-913,-1190, -590,-1239,-1226]} 1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 Bc5 4. Nc3 a6 5. e3 d6 6. Nge2 { A25: English Opening vs King's Indian with ...Nc6 but without early d3} (6. Nf3 Nf6 7. O-O O-O 8. h3 Ba7 9. d4 h6 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. Qxd8 Rxd8 12. b3 Be6 13. Ba3 Rd7 14. Rfd1 Rad8 15. Rxd7 Rxd7 {1/2-1/2 (41) Howell,D (2676)-Ponomariov,R (2694) Riadh 2017}) 6... Ba7 7. O-O h5 8. d4 h4 {LiveBook: 23 Games} 9. a3 (9. b4 $11) 9... hxg3 $15 10. fxg3 Nge7 $146 (10... Bg4 $15) ({Predecessor:} 10... Bg4 11. Qe1 {1/2-1/2 (25) Holleland,S (2052)-Risting,E (2292) Fornebu 2016}) 11. Qd3 Bg4 12. d5 Nb8 {[%cal Bc6b8,Bb8d7,Bd7f6,Bf6e4][%mdl 32]} 13. Ne4 Nd7 14. b4 Bf5 (14... Bh5 {with more complications.} 15. h4 Ng8 16. Bh3 Ngf6 17. N2c3 Bg6) 15. Qc3 ({White should try} 15. N2c3 $11) 15... Bxe4 16. Bxe4 Nf6 17. Bg2 $1 Qd7 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is pushing.} 18. Bd2 (18. a4 $15) 18... Qg4 $17 19. Nc1 $2 {[#]} (19. Rae1 $17 {is a better defense.}) 19... Nf5 $19 20. Qd3 e4 ({Don't play} 20... Nxg3 21. Rxf6 gxf6 22. hxg3 $17) 21. Bxe4 $2 (21. Qe2 Nxe3 22. Bxe3 Qxe2 23. Nxe2 Bxe3+ 24. Kh1) 21... Nxe4 {Black is clearly winning.} 22. Rf4 Qd1+ 23. Rf1 Qxd2 {[%csl Gh8][%cal Rd2h2] [#]} 24. Qxe4+ Ne7 (24... Kf8 $142 {[%csl Gh8][%cal Rd2h2]} 25. Rxf5 Bxe3+ 26. Kf1 Rxh2) 25. Ra2 Bxe3+ {Precision: White = 26%, Black = 51%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Ahmed, Fareed"] [Black "Petrosyan, Manuel"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B43"] [WhiteElo "1989"] [BlackElo "2560"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "76"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,76,-14,-9,-33,-25,-25,0,-42,-27,-37,-33,-25,-25,-37,-25,-60,-58,-67, -66,-77,-52,-152,-147,-151,-143,-125,-133,-138,-122,-258,-239,-243,-252,-343, -345,-371,-250,-329,-250,-297,-289,-264,-283,-399,-378,-401,-399,-393,-388, -403,-394,-379,-381]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 b5 6. Bd3 Qb6 7. Nb3 Qc7 8. Be3 Bb7 9. Qe2 Nf6 10. f4 d6 11. a3 Nbd7 12. O-O Be7 { B43: Sicilian: Kan Variation: 5 Nc3} (12... Nc5 13. Nxc5 dxc5 14. e5 c4 15. exf6 cxd3 16. cxd3 gxf6 17. f5 Rg8 18. Ne4 Qe5 19. fxe6 Bxe4 20. exf7+ Kxf7 21. dxe4 {1-0 (38) Bodnaruk,A (2475)-Galliamova,A (2475) Sochi 2016}) 13. Kh1 O-O { LiveBook: 3 Games} 14. Bd2 Rfe8 {Black is slightly better.} 15. Rae1 e5 16. f5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16. Qf3 Rac8 17. Qh3 Nf8 18. Qf3 Qd7 19. Re2 Ng6 20. f5 { 1/2-1/2 (45) Wolter,K (2270)-Karger,F (2226) Germany 2002}) 16... Nc5 17. Bg5 Rad8 18. Qf3 h6 19. Bh4 Nh7 (19... Ncd7 {is more complex.} 20. Rc1 Rb8 21. Bf2 Nc5 22. Nd2 Red8) 20. Bxe7 Qxe7 21. Rd1 Nf6 22. Rfe1 Qc7 23. Nc1 (23. Qe2 $15) 23... d5 $17 24. exd5 Nxd5 25. Nxd5 Bxd5 26. Qg3 f6 27. Qh4 (27. Be2 $17 { was worth a try.}) 27... Nxd3 28. cxd3 Qc2 {[%csl Gd5][%cal Rc2g2] [#]} 29. Qg4 Qxb2 30. Re3 Qd4 31. Qg3 Qf4 32. Ne2 Qxg3 33. Nxg3 Rc8 34. Re2 (34. Kg1 $142) 34... Red8 {Black is winning.} 35. Kg1 Rc3 36. d4 Bb3 37. Rdd2 Rxd4 38. Rxd4 exd4 {Precision: White = 26%, Black = 51%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Salim Mohammed Salim Al Amri"] [Black "Puranik, Abhimanyu"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C55"] [WhiteElo "1970"] [BlackElo "2520"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "70"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,70,22,12,-5,0,-18,-1,-7,-6,-7,0,-7,0,-62,-54,-58,-26,-32,-30,-33,-33, -33,-30,-32,11,11,0,7,0,0,12,-21,-22,-29,-22,-20,-32,-21,-17,-106,-100,-110, -95,-113,-113,-146,-130,-185,-178,-361,-381,-1793,-1696]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 h6 5. c3 d6 6. O-O g6 7. Bb3 Bg7 8. Re1 O-O 9. Nbd2 Re8 10. Nf1 {C55: Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5 and Max Lange Attack} Be6 { LiveBook: 5 Games} 11. Bc2 (11. h3 d5 12. Ng3 Qd7 13. Ba4 Nh7 14. d4 exd4 15. Nxd4 Rad8 16. Be3 dxe4 17. Nxc6 bxc6 18. Nxe4 {1/2-1/2 (33) Anand,V (2782) -Ponkratov,P (2613) Riadh 2017}) 11... d5 12. Qe2 {The position is equal.} a6 13. Ng3 {[#]} Qe7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... d4 14. Bd2 Nd7 15. Rec1 Qe7 16. Bd1 dxc3 17. bxc3 Nc5 {0-1 (43) Onischuk,V (2602)-Delorme,A (2513) Bastia 2016} ) 14. h3 Rad8 15. Be3 b5 {[%cal Bb7b5,Bb5b4][%mdl 32] And now ...dxe4 would win.} 16. b3 (16. Bd2 $11) 16... b4 $15 17. c4 dxe4 (17... d4 $5 {[%cal Rd4e3]} 18. Bd2 Nd7 $15) 18. dxe4 Nd7 19. Rad1 Nc5 20. Rxd8 Rxd8 21. Rd1 Nd4 22. Bxd4 $1 exd4 23. e5 d3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has good play.} 24. Bxd3 Bc8 25. Bc2 Rxd1+ 26. Qxd1 Bb7 27. Qe2 Bxf3 28. Qxf3 Qxe5 29. Qe2 (29. Qd5 $11) 29... Qa1+ $17 30. Bd1 h5 31. Qc2 a5 32. Nf1 Bd4 33. Bf3 (33. h4 $17) 33... Qc3 $19 34. Qd1 $2 (34. Be4) 34... Nd3 35. Ne3 $2 {[#]} (35. Qe2) 35... Nxf2 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 27%, Black = 75%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Priyanka Nutakki"] [Black "Haddouche, Mohamed"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C54"] [WhiteElo "1957"] [BlackElo "2506"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "177"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,177,-28,-39,-28,-64,0,0,0,0,64,0,18,22,147,130,121,123,133,12,14,19, 0,0,78,-109,-104,-135,-118,-114,-118,-175,-152,-156,-126,-127,-137,-116,-78, -147,-60,-45,-21,-42,-31,-120,-10,-18,-17,-27,-39,-15,0,-2,110,25,115,30,62,62, 183,74,77,77,77,77,199,0,0,0,64,0,4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1350,1314,2064,201,322,343, 1095,1095,912,1044,1103,1076,1168,945,945,992,1045,893,889,1037,930,746,779,0, 919,635,499,498,1042,939,1649,1527,1698,1618,1295,1545,1268,1306,1217,912,1567, 1637,29945,29947,12850,6203,29959,29962,29953,4133,29963,29964,29970,29973, 29974,29975,29972,29976,29971,29977,29977,29979,29978,29981,29981,29982,29983, 29984,29985,29986,29986,29987,29986,29988,29989,29990]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. Re1 {[%cal Bf1e1,Be1e5, Be5d5][%mdl 32]} Bg4 {[%cal Bc8g4,Bg4h5,Bh5g6][%mdl 32]} 9. h3 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} Bh5 10. g4 Bg6 11. Nxe5 Nxe5 12. Rxe5 c6 13. Bxd5 {LiveBook: 7 Games} cxd5 14. Qf3 {[#]} Re8 $146 (14... Qc7 $1 $15 15. Rxd5 (15. Qxd5 Rae8 $15) 15... Rfd8 16. Rxd8+ Rxd8) ({Predecessor:} 14... Qc7 15. Rxd5 Rae8 16. Bd2 f5 {0-1 (36) Glidzhain,G (2360)-Ponkratov,P (2585) Moscow 2010}) 15. Rxd5 Re1+ 16. Kg2 Qb6 (16... Rxc1 $11 17. Rxd8+ Rxd8) 17. Bd2 (17. Nd2 $1 $14 Rae8 18. Nc4) 17... Re6 18. b4 Bd6 (18... Rf6 $1 $11 { remains equal.} 19. bxc5 Qb2) 19. Na3 $1 $16 {[%cal Ra3c4]} Rf6 20. Nc4 Qc7 21. Qe2 (21. Qe3 $1 $16) 21... Qc6 $11 22. Ne3 {Strongly threatening b5.} Re8 23. c4 Bb8 (23... b5 $1 $11) 24. Rh1 $2 (24. b5 $16 {keeps the pressure on.} Qc7 25. Rh1) 24... b5 $1 $17 25. g5 {[#]} Rf5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 26. Qg4 (26. Nxf5 Rxe2) 26... bxc4 27. Qxc4 (27. b5 $17 Qb7 28. dxc4) 27... Rxg5+ $1 $19 28. Kf1 Qb7 29. Rg1 Rxd5 30. Nxd5 Qd7 31. Kg2 (31. Rg4 $142) 31... h6 (31... Bf5 $1 $17 {[%cal Rf5e6]} 32. Nf4 Rd8) 32. Bf4 $15 Bd6 33. Bxd6 Qxd6 34. Nf4 (34. Qc5 $15 Qe5 35. Nc3 (35. Nc7 Qxc5 36. bxc5 Rc8 $15)) 34... Kh7 (34... Bf5 $1 $17 { And now ...Rc8 would win.} 35. Nh5 Bd7) 35. Nxg6 $11 fxg6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 36. Rc1 Re5 {White must now prevent ...Rg5+.} 37. h4 $1 Rd5 {aiming for ...Rd4.} 38. Qe4 a6 (38... Rd4 $11 39. Rc6 Rxe4 40. Rxd6 Rxb4) 39. Rc4 ({ White should try} 39. a3 $16) 39... Qd7 (39... Re5 $11 40. Rc6 Rxe4 41. Rxd6 Rxb4) 40. d4 ({Better is} 40. Rc7 $1 $16 {[%cal Rc7d7]} Qd6 41. a3) 40... Qb7 41. f3 Qf7 (41... Qd7 $14) 42. Rc6 (42. Rc5 $1 $18 {[%cal Rc5d5] and the rest is easy.} Rd8 43. d5) 42... a5 $16 43. a3 axb4 44. axb4 Rb5 (44... Qf5 $16 { keeps fighting.}) 45. Qb1 $2 ({White should play} 45. Rd6 $18) 45... Rf5 $1 $11 46. Qe4 Qa2+ (46... Rb5 $11) 47. Qc2 (47. Rc2 $14 Qa1 48. Rc5) 47... Qa1 48. d5 Qe1 49. Qe4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} Qd2+ 50. Kg3 { Rxg6! is the strong threat.} h5 51. b5 {[%cal Bb4b5,Bb5b6][%mdl 32] Hoping for b6.} Qb2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (51... Qd1 $11) 52. Qe8 $18 Rf6 53. Rxf6 $2 (53. Rc8 {[%csl Gc8][%cal Re8h8]} g5 54. hxg5 h4+ 55. Kh3 Rxf3+ 56. Kg4 Rg3+ 57. Kh5 Rxg5+ 58. Kxg5 Qf6+ 59. Kg4 Qd4+ 60. Kh3 Qd3+ 61. Kxh4 Qd4+ 62. Kg3 Qg1+ 63. Kf4 Qh2+ 64. Kf5 Qh3+ 65. Ke5 Qg3+ 66. Kd4 Qf2+ 67. Qe3 Qb2+ 68. Ke4 Qb1+ 69. Qd3) 53... gxf6 {KQ-KQ} (53... Qxf6 {was necessary.} 54. Qe4 Qa1) 54. Qe7+ Kh6 $2 (54... Kg8 55. Qe4 Kg7) 55. Qe3+ g5 56. b6 Qb4 57. hxg5+ fxg5 58. Qe6+ Kg7 59. Qe5+ Kh6 60. Qf6+ Kh7 61. Qxg5 Qe1+ 62. Kg2 Qe2+ 63. Kg3 Qe1+ 64. Kh2 $1 Qf2+ 65. Qg2 $1 {[%cal Rg2f2]} Qh4+ (65... Qxb6 $142 66. Qc2+ Kg8) 66. Kg1 $1 ( 66. Qh3 Qf4+ 67. Qg3 Qd2+ 68. Kh3 Qd1 $18) 66... Qe1+ 67. Qf1 Qg3+ 68. Kh1 $1 Qh4+ 69. Kg2 Qg5+ 70. Kf2 Qh4+ 71. Ke3 Qe7+ 72. Kd4 $1 Qb4+ 73. Qc4 $1 Qxb6+ 74. Ke5 Kg7 75. d6 Qe3+ 76. Qe4 Qc5+ 77. Qd5 {White mates.} Qc3+ 78. Qd4 Qxd4+ 79. Kxd4 {KPP-KP} Kf7 80. Ke5 $1 {[%cal Re5f5]} h4 {[#]} 81. Kf4 $1 {[%cal Rf4g4]} Ke6 82. Kg4 Kxd6 83. Kxh4 {KP-K} Ke6 84. Kg5 Ke7 {[#]} 85. Kg6 $1 Ke8 86. f4 {[%cal Bf3f4,Bf4f5][%mdl 32]} Ke7 87. f5 Kf8 88. Kf6 Kg8 89. Ke7 { Precision: White = 54%, Black = 34%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Shanya Mishra"] [Black "Christiansen, Johan-Sebastian"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "1922"] [BlackElo "2498"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "1"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} * [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Salim issa ali shamas"] [Black "Yakubboev, Nodirbek"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A41"] [WhiteElo "1912"] [BlackElo "2482"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "100"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 12,100,-9,-8,-10,-36,-36,-41,-38,-49,-45,-91,-105,-99,-78,-77,-80,-110, -110,-154,-152,-202,-71,-77,-68,-71,-69,-74,-71,-74,-60,-105,-100,-102,-79, -100,-99,-106,-104,-106,-111,-208,-187,-179,-178,-207,-208,-190,-200,-212,-154, -162,-148,-151,-147,-137,-154,-151,-127,-256,-261,-249,-226,-342,-335,-345, -307,-537,-540,-533,-524,-852,-910,-908,-872,-854,-824,-1115,-1131,-1149,-1148, -1142,-1130,-1134,-1131,-1062,-1029,-4798,-2370,-29988,-29989]} 1. d4 d6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 dxe5 4. Qxd8+ Kxd8 5. Nc3 Be6 6. e4 Nd7 {[%cal Bb8d7,Bd7c5,Bc5b3] [%mdl 32]} 7. Be3 {LiveBook: 3 Games. A41: 1 d4 d6: Tartakower System and Modern Defence} Bb4 8. Rc1 Ngf6 (8... a5 9. Nf3 f6 10. a3 Bxc3+ 11. Rxc3 c5 12. Nd2 Ne7 13. f4 Nc6 14. fxe5 fxe5 {0-1 (31) Sai Agni,J (2384)-Zubov,A (2626) Sitges 2017}) 9. f3 {Black is slightly better.} c6 10. a3 Bc5 11. Bxc5 Nxc5 12. b4 Nb3 13. Rb1 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 13. Rd1+ Kc7 14. Bd3 Rhd8 {0-1 (51) Bilciu,C (2095)-Mosnegutu,M (2150) Sovata 1997}) 13... Nd4 14. Rc1 Ke7 15. Na4 a5 16. Nb6 {[#]} Ra7 (16... axb4 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]} 17. Nxa8 (17. axb4 Ra2) 17... bxa3) 17. b5 $17 Nd7 18. Nxd7 Kxd7 19. Ne2 Nb3 20. Rc3 Nc5 21. Ng3 Rd8 22. Be2 Ke7 23. O-O Rd2 24. Rb1 Ra8 25. bxc6 bxc6 26. Rb6 (26. Bd1 $17 {was called for.}) 26... Kd6 $19 {White must now prevent ...Na4.} 27. Rb1 {[#]} Kc7 $1 28. Kf2 Rad8 29. Ke1 Ra2 30. Nf1 Na4 31. Rcb3 Rxe2+ 32. Kxe2 Bxc4+ 33. Ke3 {Threatens to win with Rb7+.} Bxb3 34. Rxb3 $17 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} Rd1 35. Nd2 (35. Ke2 $17 {is a better defense.} Rc1 36. Ne3) 35... Rc1 $19 36. Ke2 Nc5 37. Re3 (37. Rb2 $142) 37... a4 38. g3 Ne6 39. Rd3 $2 (39. f4) 39... Nd4+ 40. Kf2 c5 41. Nf1 c4 42. Re3 Kd6 43. f4 c3 44. Rd3 c2 {( -> ...Rxf1+!)} 45. Rc3 Rd1 46. Ne3 c1=Q { [%cal Rd1d2]} 47. Nc4+ Ke7 48. Rxc1 Rxc1 49. Nxe5 Rc3 50. Nc6+ Nxc6 {Precision: White = 48%, Black = 86%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Carandang, Roberto"] [Black "Darini, Pouria"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D91"] [WhiteElo "1870"] [BlackElo "2478"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "51"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,51,-11,-38,-42,-55,-31,-24,-25,-61,-52,-221,-212,-603,-585,-614,-570, -627,-523,-629,-629,-629,-629,-629,-629,-629,-621,-634,-620,-830,-802,-29980]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bg5 Ne4 6. Bh4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 dxc4 8. Qa4+ Nd7 9. e3 O-O 10. Qxc4 c5 {D91: Grünfeld: 4 Nf3 Bg7 5 Bg5} 11. Be2 cxd4 12. exd4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Nb6 {[%cal Bd7b6,Bb6d5,Bd5f4,Bf4e6,Be6d4,Bd4e2] [%mdl 32] Black is slightly better.} 13. Qc5 Nd5 14. O-O {[#]} Be6 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 14... Bg4 15. Qa3 Qc8 16. Rfe1 Qxc3 17. Bxe7 Rfe8 18. Rac1 Qxa3 19. Bxa3 {1/2-1/2 (29) Bogner,S (2467)-Romanov,E (2554) Neustadt 2008}) 15. Ng5 Nf4 16. Bb5 $2 (16. Bf3 $15 Bd5 17. Bg3 Bxf3 18. Nxf3 (18. Bxf4 b6 $15) 18... Ne2+ 19. Kh1) 16... Rc8 $19 17. Qa3 $2 (17. Qb4 Qd5 18. f3) 17... Qd5 $1 { [%csl Gf4,LRb5,LRg2][%cal Rd5g2] [#] Black is clearly winning.} 18. f3 Qxb5 19. Nxe6 Nxe6 20. Bxe7 {[#]} Rxc3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 21. Qxc3 Bxd4+ 22. Qxd4 Nxd4 23. Bxf8 Kxf8 24. Rfd1 Ne2+ 25. Kf2 Qb2 {...Nc1+ is the strong threat.} 26. Ke1 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Mohammed Ahmed said Al Amri"] [Black "Grivas, Efstratios"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B30"] [WhiteElo "1822"] [BlackElo "2468"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "108"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,108,0,10,0,0,-7,0,0,-6,-7,-11,-25,-19,-27,-23,-34,-20,-36,-29,-26, -19,-29,-13,-28,-36,-43,-29,-70,-47,-62,-67,-78,-45,-97,-104,-89,-68,-132,-148, -133,-131,-117,-36,-73,-73,-73,-72,-91,-91,-91,-91,-91,-92,-139,-140,-277,-278, -316,-314,-340,-351,-319,-268,-252,-259,-255,-272,-266,-283,-277,-265,-247, -258,-236,-228,-409,-402,-527,-517,-482,-507,-489,-459,-738,-738,-711,-647, -1332,-1296,-29979,-29980,-29980,-29981,-29983,-29985]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. O-O Bd7 5. Nc3 e6 6. Re1 Nf6 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Be7 {LiveBook: 24 Games. B56: Classical Sicilian: Unusual Lines} 9. Nb3 (9. Bxc6 Bxc6 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. e5 dxe5 12. Rxe5 Qxd1+ 13. Nxd1 O-O-O 14. Re1 Nd5 15. a3 Bf6 16. Rb1 { 1/2-1/2 (35) Kalashian,D (2358)-Hakobyan,A (2417) Yerevan 2016}) 9... O-O 10. h3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10. a3 Qc7 11. Be3 a6 12. Be2 Ne5 13. Nd2 Rad8 14. f3 Bc6 15. Rc1 Rfe8 16. Bd3 Nxd3 17. cxd3 Qc8 {1/2-1/2 (17) Goerg,M-Stuermer,M (2052) Miercurea Ciuc 2002}) 10... Qc7 {The position is equal.} 11. a3 a6 12. Bf1 b5 13. Bf4 Ne5 14. Nd4 Rfd8 15. Bg3 Be8 16. f4 Nc4 17. Bxc4 Qxc4 18. Qd3 Rac8 {[%cal Ba8c8,Bc8c4,Bc4b4,Bb4b7,Bb7c7][%mdl 32]} 19. Qxc4 Rxc4 20. Bf2 Rdc8 21. Rad1 b4 22. axb4 Rxb4 23. Rb1 a5 24. Na2 (24. e5 $15 dxe5 25. fxe5) 24... Rb7 $17 25. Nc3 Kf8 26. f5 (26. Red1 $15) 26... e5 27. Nde2 Rc4 28. b3 {[#]} Rcb4 ({Black should try} 28... Rc8 $1 $17 {Strongly threatening ...Rbc7.} 29. Red1 Bc6) 29. Nc1 Rc7 30. N1a2 Rb8 31. Bh4 Rbc8 32. Bxf6 Bxf6 33. Re3 Rc6 34. Rd1 Bd8 35. Red3 {[#]} (35. Kf1 $17 {was necessary.}) 35... Bb6+ $1 $19 36. Kf1 Bd4 $1 {[%cal Rd4c3]} 37. Ne2 Rxc2 38. R3d2 Bb5 {...Be3 is the strong threat.} 39. Ke1 Be3 40. Rxc2 Rxc2 41. Nac3 Bxe2 $1 42. Nxe2 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Rb2 43. Rxd6 Rb1+ ({But not} 43... Rxb3 44. Kd1) 44. Rd1 Rxb3 45. g4 $2 (45. f6 gxf6 46. Ng3) 45... a4 {[%cal Ba5a4,Ba4a3,Ba3a2][%mdl 32]} 46. Ng3 Bd4 47. Ne2 a3 48. Nxd4 exd4 {KR-KR} 49. Ra1 (49. Kd2 $142 Rxh3 50. Kc2) 49... Rxh3 {Hoping for ...Rh1+.} 50. Kd2 f6 51. Rb1 a2 52. Rb8+ Ke7 {Black mates.} 53. Rb7+ Kd6 54. Ra7 Rh1 {Precision: White = 32%, Black = 70%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Kryvoruchko, Yuriy"] [Black "Iniyan, P."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A45"] [WhiteElo "2703"] [BlackElo "2466"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 11,83,0,4,1,4,4,14,8,18,23,40,51,102,108,152,148,161,166,181,178,176, 157,192,136,131,107,112,99,227,193,289,274,247,210,231,185,255,235,233,260,264, 179,229,243,272,135,125,131,120,127,129,91,129,125,114,44,154,70,81,95,81,24, 17,24,46,46,46,46,222,207,5265,5203,4762,1554]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e3 Bg7 5. h4 h5 6. Nf3 {A45: Trompowsky Attack} c6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} (6... Bg4 7. Be2 Bxf3 8. Bxf3 c6 9. Qd2 Nbd7 10. O-O-O b5 11. Kb1 {1/2-1/2 (34) Aronian,L (2797)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2793) Caleta 2018}) 7. Qd2 Nbd7 8. Ne5 { The position is equal.} Nxe5 9. Bxe5 O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 9... Bf5 10. Bd3 Qd7 11. f3 O-O 12. Nd1 c5 13. dxc5 {0-1 (33) Tziallilas,K (2084)-Nikolaou,G (2208) Athens 2012}) 10. O-O-O Bh6 11. f3 Qa5 (11... b5 $14) 12. Kb1 $1 $16 Nd7 13. Bf4 $1 {[%cal Rf4h6]} Bg7 14. g4 $1 e5 15. Bg3 $1 hxg4 16. fxg4 Nf6 17. Bxe5 (17. h5 $1 $18 {[%cal Rh5h6] h6 is the strong threat.} Nxg4 18. dxe5) 17... Bxg4 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. Be2 Be6 (19... Bxe2 $16 {was called for.} 20. Qxe2 Rae8) 20. Bd3 Kg7 (20... Rae8 {is a better defense.} 21. Rdf1 Qd8) 21. Rdf1 $18 Be7 22. Qh2 {Hoping for Qe5+.} Qd8 23. h5 Bd6 (23... Qd6 $142) 24. Qg2 g5 25. e4 Be7 26. e5 f5 27. exf6+ Bxf6 28. Ne4 ({Weaker is} 28. Qe2 Qd6 $14) (28. Ne2 $18) 28... dxe4 $16 29. Qxe4 {[%csl Gd3][%cal Re4h7]} Rf7 30. Qxe6 Qxd4 { [%csl Gf6][%cal Rd4b2]} 31. Qb3 $1 Qb6 32. Qa3 $40 {[%mdl 128] aiming for Rxf6! White goes for the king.} c5 33. b3 (33. c3 $16) 33... Qb4 {[#]} (33... Rd7 $14) 34. Qxb4 (34. Qc1 $1 $16 Qd4 {[#]} 35. Rxf6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxf6 36. Qxg5+ Kh8 37. Bg6) 34... cxb4 $14 35. h6+ Kh8 36. Bc4 (36. Rf5 $16 {And now Rhf1 would win.} Rc8 37. Rhf1) 36... Rff8 $11 37. Rf5 Rae8 38. Rhf1 Be7 39. Re5 Bd8 $2 ({Black should play} 39... Bd6 $14 40. Rxf8+ Rxf8 41. Rxg5 Rf6) 40. Rf7 $18 {Strongly threatening Bd3.} Rg8 $2 {[#]} (40... g4 41. Bb5 Rxe5 42. Rxf8+ Kh7 43. Bd3+ Kxh6) 41. Bd3 $1 {[%csl Gd3][%cal Rf7h7][%mdl 512]} Rgf8 42. Bg6 { Precision: White = 57%, Black = 40%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Black "Sundararajan, Kidambi"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A46"] [WhiteElo "2701"] [BlackElo "2436"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "85"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,85,4,-4,36,29,36,37,27,38,25,15,37,33,46,35,27,32,35,45,69,67,55,55, 58,43,52,46,172,154,165,165,195,188,186,192,244,237,224,240,235,227,245,222, 312,300,309,308,333,331,441,428,447,396,532,528,597,570,616,615,750,517,512, 508,491,499,616,515,502,497,822,822,1253,902]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 b5 5. O-O Nbd7 6. Nbd2 {A46: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 e6: Torre, London and Colle Systems} (6. Qd3 Rb8 7. Ne5 Nxe5 8. dxe5 Nd7 9. e4 Nxe5 10. Qd4 Bd6 11. exd5 O-O 12. Nc3 exd5 13. Nxd5 {1/2-1/2 (52) Mamedyarov,S (2799)-Oparin,G (2602) Moscow 2017}) 6... Bb7 7. a4 b4 8. c4 {LiveBook: 5 Games. The position is equal.} a5 9. cxd5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. c5 Be7 10. Qc2 Nb8 11. Ne5 Nc6 12. Nxc6 Bxc6 13. f4 {0-1 (47) Lubczynski,R (2428)-Hracek,Z (2624) Warsaw 2009}) 9... exd5 10. Nb3 Bd6 11. Bg5 O-O 12. Nfd2 Re8 13. Re1 c5 {[#]} 14. e4 $1 { [%mdl 512] Threatens to win with e5.} cxd4 (14... dxe4 15. Nxe4) 15. exd5 Rxe1+ 16. Qxe1 h6 17. Bxf6 $1 Nxf6 18. Nc4 Bxd5 19. Bxd5 Nxd5 20. Rd1 Be7 ({Better is } 20... Nb6 $1 $14 21. Ncxa5 Nxa4) 21. Rxd4 $18 Bf6 22. Rd2 {[#] Qe4 is the strong threat.} Qe7 23. Qd1 Qc7 24. Nbxa5 $1 ({Not} 24. Rxd5 Qxc4 25. h4 Qc6 $11) 24... Nb6 (24... Ne7 $142 25. Rd7 Qc5) 25. Nxb6 Qxb6 26. Nc4 Qc6 27. b3 Re8 28. Rd3 h5 (28... Qa8 $142 29. Ne3 Qc6) 29. h4 Qc5 30. Kg2 g6 31. Rd6 Bc3 32. Qf3 Re7 33. Rc6 Qd4 34. a5 {[%cal Ba4a5,Ba5a6][%mdl 32] White is clearly winning.} Kg7 35. a6 Be1 36. Rd6 Qa1 37. Qd1 Qxd1 38. Rxd1 {KRB-KRN} Bc3 39. Rd6 Re2 40. Rd5 Re7 41. Nd6 Re2 (41... Be5 $142 42. a7 Rxa7 43. Rxe5 Ra3) 42. Nb7 Be1 43. Kf1 {Precision: White = 79%, Black = 26%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Eljanov, Pavel"] [Black "Tahbaz, Arash"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B36"] [WhiteElo "2700"] [BlackElo "2434"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 28,73,27,32,38,27,40,48,31,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-17,0,0,0,-14,0,-7,-10, -10,-13,-21,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Nxd4 7. Qxd4 d6 8. Be2 Bg7 9. Be3 O-O 10. Qd2 Be6 11. O-O Qa5 12. Rab1 Rfc8 13. b3 Ng4 14. Bd4 {B36: Sicilian: Maroczy Bind: Gurgenidze System} (14. Nd5 Qxd2 15. Bxd2 Kf8 16. Bg5 Nf6 17. Nxf6 Bxf6 18. Bxf6 exf6 19. f4 Rc5 20. Rfd1 Ke7 21. Kf2 a6 {1/2-1/2 (63) Leko,P (2755) -Ivanchuk,V (2787) Mukachevo 2007}) 14... Bxd4 15. Qxd4 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Nf6 16. Rfe1 {White is slightly better.} Qb4 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 16... a6 17. Bf3 Nd7 18. Nd5 Bxd5 19. exd5 Qxa2 20. Bg4 Rc7 21. Bxd7 Rxd7 {1/2-1/2 (37) Mercader Martinez,J (2368) -Parsons,L (2420) ICCF email 2016}) 17. Bf1 a6 18. Nd5 Bxd5 $1 {The position is equal.} 19. exd5 Rc7 20. Re3 b5 21. Rbe1 Raa7 {[%cal Ba8a7,Ba7b7,Bb7b4] [%mdl 32]} 22. h4 bxc4 23. Bxc4 a5 24. a4 Rab7 25. g3 Qc5 26. Qd2 Ng4 27. Re4 Ne5 28. Kg2 Rb4 (28... h5 {NOTEXT} 29. Bb5 Qc2 30. Qxc2 Rxc2 31. R1e2 Rc3) 29. h5 Nxc4 30. bxc4 Rxc4 {aiming for ...Rc2.} 31. Rxc4 Qxc4 32. Qxa5 gxh5 33. Rxe7 Rxe7 34. Qd8+ Kg7 35. Qxe7 Qxd5+ 36. Kh2 Qd4 37. Qg5+ {Precision: White = 65%, Black = 65%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Kravtsiv, Martyn"] [Black "Dimakiling, Oliver"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A45"] [WhiteElo "2680"] [BlackElo "2412"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "59"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 9,59,-6,0,-2,0,-14,-18,-57,-42,-39,-40,-58,-43,-37,-30,-43,0,0,0,2,48, 30,61,22,39,34,25,38,57,47,51,60,102,102,105,94,145,158,632,51,328,325,829,830, 823,823,787,748,29989,29990,29994,29995]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 b6 3. Nf3 Bb7 4. e3 g6 5. Nc3 (5. c4 Bg7 6. Nc3 O-O 7. h3 d5 8. Qb3 e6 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Nxd5 Bxd5 11. Bc4 Bxf3 12. gxf3 Nd7 {1-0 (57) Karjakin,S (2781)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2796) Stavanger 2017}) 5... Bg7 6. Bd3 {A47: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 b6: Torre, London and Colle Systems} c5 7. Qe2 O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 7... d6 8. h4 h5 9. O-O-O Nbd7 10. Rhe1 a6 11. e4 cxd4 12. e5 dxe5 {1/2-1/2 (27) Urretavizcaya Merino, A-Boix Moreno,D (2215) San Sebastian 1995}) 8. h4 {The position is equal.} d5 { [%cal Bd7d5,Bd5e4][%mdl 32]} 9. Qd2 Ne4 10. Bxe4 dxe4 11. Ne5 f6 12. Nc4 Qc8 { Strongly threatening ...cxd4.} 13. d5 Rd8 14. O-O-O Nc6 15. f3 Ba6 16. Nd6 exd6 17. dxc6 Qxc6 18. fxe4 Bc8 19. h5 gxh5 20. Nd5 {And now Ne7+ would win.} Qb7 21. Rxh5 {Threatens to win with Rdh1.} Bg4 22. Rh4 h5 (22... Bxd1 $142 23. Qxd1 Qf7) 23. Rf1 $16 Qa6 $2 {[#]} (23... Re8 $16) 24. Qf2 $2 ({White has to play} 24. Nxf6+ $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]} Bxf6 {[#]} 25. Rxg4+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kh8 26. Rh1 Qf1+ 27. Rxf1 hxg4 28. Qd5) 24... Qc4 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (24... Qe2 $1 $14) 25. Bh6 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]} Rf8 $2 (25... Bxh6 26. Qxf6 (26. Nxf6+ Kh8 $16) 26... Qxf1+ 27. Qxf1 Rf8) 26. Bxg7 Kxg7 {[#]} 27. Rxg4+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} hxg4 28. Qf5 Rf7 29. Rh1 Kg8 30. Qxg4+ {Precision: White = 68%, Black = 27%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Safarli, Eltaj"] [Black "Pranav Vijay"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C72"] [WhiteElo "2653"] [BlackElo "2265"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "49"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,48,56,72,63,62,60,48,33,269,289,291,269,308,297,310,245,431,408,835, 825,29984,29985,29985,29986,29986,29987,29997,29998,29999]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 {[%cal Bf1b5,Bb5a4,Ba4b3][%mdl 32]} a6 4. Ba4 d6 5. O-O Bd7 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 Nxd4 8. Nxd4 exd4 9. c3 dxc3 10. Qh5 Qf6 {C72: Ruy Lopez: Deferred Steinitz: 5 0-0} (10... g6 11. Qd5 Be6 12. Qc6+ Bd7 13. Qxc3 Nf6 14. e5 dxe5 15. Qxe5+ Qe7 16. Qxc7 Bg7 17. Nc3 b4 18. Bg5 {1/2-1/2 (48) Kokarev,D (2616) -Vavulin,M (2575) Moscow 2018}) 11. Nxc3 c6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 12. Re1 { [%cal Bf1e1,Be1e5,Be5c5][%mdl 32] Hoping for e5.} Be7 {White is slightly better.} 13. e5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. f4 Nh6 14. f5 Qh4 15. Qxh4 Bxh4 16. Rd1 Ng4 17. Rxd6 Bf2+ 18. Kf1 {1-0 (38) Sigurjonsson,G (2485)-Hansson,D (2330) Borgarnes 1985}) 13... dxe5 14. Rxe5 {aiming for Ne4.} O-O-O $2 {[#]} ({ Black should play} 14... Bg4 $1 $14 15. Bxf7+ (15. Qg5 Qxg5 16. Bxg5 f6 $17) 15... Kf8 16. Qxg4 Qxe5) 15. Ne4 $18 Qg6 16. Qf3 f5 17. Nc5 Bxc5 18. Rxc5 { Strongly threatening a4.} Qd6 $2 {[#]} (18... Kb7 {was called for.} 19. a4 Qd6) 19. Be3 Nf6 (19... Ne7 $142 20. Rac1 Kb7) 20. Rd1 Qe7 21. Rxc6+ {White mates.} Bxc6 22. Qxc6+ Kb8 23. Qb6+ Kc8 24. Rc1+ Kd7 25. Qc6# 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Rakhmanov, Aleksandr"] [Black "Asmar, Elie"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A01"] [WhiteElo "2652"] [BlackElo "2060"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "69"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,69,78,76,67,67,72,69,60,-26,167,164,163,168,161,161,208,196,205,140, 132,129,129,127,184,171,217,205,219,219,264,252,285,292,340,318,373,372,364, 373,408,401,471,464,498,517,2124,1736,1535,818,786,766,29995,29996,29997,29998] } 1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 d5 4. Bb5 Bd6 5. Nf3 Qe7 6. c4 a6 {A01: Nimzowitsch-Larsen Opening} 7. Bxc6+ bxc6 8. c5 Bxc5 9. Nxe5 {LiveBook: 3 Games } Bd6 (9... Bb7 10. O-O Bd6 11. Nf3 Nf6 12. d3 c5 13. Nbd2 O-O 14. Qc2 { 1/2-1/2 (47) Svidler,P (2734)-Nielsen,P (2700) Copenhagen 2010}) 10. Nxc6 Qg5 $1 {[%cal Rg5g2]} 11. Kf1 Nf6 12. Ba3 $146 (12. h4 $14 Qf5 13. Bxf6 Qxf6 14. Nc3) ({Predecessor:} 12. f4 Qh4 13. Qe1 Qh6 14. Qg3 O-O 15. Nc3 Bd7 16. Ne5 Bxe5 17. fxe5 Nh5 18. Qh4 {1/2-1/2 (18) Tremoehlen,T (1986)-Flach,E (2105) Wiesbaden 2017}) 12... Bf5 $2 {[#]} (12... Ne4 $1 $11 13. Nd4 Qf6) 13. Bxd6 $18 Bd3+ 14. Kg1 cxd6 15. Nc3 Ne4 16. h4 Qf6 17. Nxe4 dxe4 18. Rc1 O-O 19. Rc3 a5 ( 19... Rfc8 $16 20. Qc1 Rc7) 20. a4 Kh8 21. Qg4 Qe6 22. Qf4 f5 23. Nd4 Qd7 24. Kh2 Rf6 25. Rhc1 h6 26. Rc7 Qe8 27. Kg1 ({Weaker is} 27. Nxf5 Qe5 $18) 27... Qh5 28. Rd7 ({Less strong is} 28. Qg3 Rg8 $18) 28... Raf8 29. Rxd6 Rxd6 30. Qxd6 Rf6 (30... Re8 $142 31. g3 Qg4) 31. Rc8+ Kh7 32. Ne6 {[#] Intending Nf8+ and mate.} Qd1+ 33. Kh2 {Qd8 would kill now.} Qxd2 34. Qd8 Rxe6 35. h5 { Precision: White = 74%, Black = 17%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Mareco, Sandro"] [Black "Aditya Varun Gampa"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A33"] [WhiteElo "2645"] [BlackElo "1696"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "95"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,95,33,48,27,42,45,74,39,33,45,49,49,38,34,39,41,306,302,294,314,307, 311,310,302,333,331,317,288,368,365,361,355,475,473,491,373,446,448,439,419, 467,458,466,466,464,464,449,451,441,437,431,419,451,387,632,636,632,638,762, 762,743,735,714,704,839,791,1063,1037,2034,2230,4009,6498,5029,4092]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. a3 Bc5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. e4 d6 { A33: Symmetrical English: 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 e6 5 Nc3 Nc6} (8... O-O 9. Be2 b6 10. O-O Bb7 11. Be3 d6 12. f4 Rc8 13. Rc1 Nb8 14. Qd3 a6 15. Nd4 Nc6 16. b4 Nxd4 17. Bxd4 Nd7 18. Qg3 Bf6 19. Rfd1 {1-0 (70) Adams,M (2751)-Hou,Y (2651) Caleta 2017}) 9. Be2 O-O 10. O-O a6 11. Be3 b6 12. f4 Bb7 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 13. Bf3 Qc7 14. Rc1 {[#] And now Nd5! would win.} Rac8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14... Nd7 15. Qe2 Rac8 16. Nd5 {1-0 (40) Milov,V (2633)-Krasenkow,M (2570) Frankfurt 1999}) 15. Nd5 exd5 16. cxd5 Qd7 17. dxc6 Rxc6 18. Qd3 Rxc1 19. Rxc1 d5 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (19... Rc8 $14) 20. e5 $18 ({Stronger than} 20. Bxb6 Qe6 $17) 20... Ng4 21. Bxb6 Rc8 22. Rxc8+ Qxc8 23. h3 ({And not} 23. Bxd5 Bxd5 24. Qxd5 Qc2 $11) 23... Qc6 24. Bd4 ({Less strong is} 24. Bxg4 Qxb6+ 25. Kh2 Bh4 $14) 24... Nh6 25. Kh2 Qb5 26. Qxb5 axb5 27. g4 b4 28. a4 f6 29. Bc5 Kf7 30. exf6 gxf6 31. Kg3 Ke6 32. Bxe7 Kxe7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBN-KBN} 33. Nc5 Bc6 {Black hopes to continue with ...Kd6.} 34. b3 Kd6 35. Nd3 Ng8 36. Nxb4 Ba8 37. Nd3 Ne7 38. Kf2 f5 $2 (38... Bc6 39. f5 d4 40. Bxc6 Nxc6) 39. g5 {White is clearly winning.} Ng6 40. b4 {[%cal Bb3b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} Kc6 41. Kg3 Kb6 42. h4 {[%cal Bh3h4,Bh4h5,Bh5h6][%mdl 32]} Bc6 43. b5 Ba8 44. h5 Ne7 45. Ne5 Ka5 46. h6 Ng8 47. g6 Nf6 {[#]} 48. Nd7 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 76%, Black = 28%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Adly, Ahmed"] [Black "Assaubayeva, Bibisara"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2626"] [BlackElo "2359"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "128"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,128,-4,0,14,16,16,12,24,14,29,24,40,40,35,39,37,29,31,21,27,12,5,0,0, 0,0,-20,7,8,3,16,50,27,47,0,0,0,80,78,79,25,21,34,19,25,16,9,21,7,0,7,29,-10,0, 0,0,0,0,-79,-75,-164,-163,-149,-164,-122,0,0,1,1,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-2,12, 12,12,12,12,0,13,13,13,13,13,13,13,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. d4 d6 6. b3 c5 7. Bb2 cxd4 8. Nxd4 d5 9. Na3 {LiveBook: 29 Games} Nc6 {A49: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6 3 g3: Anti-King's Indian systems} (9... e5 10. Nf3 e4 11. Nd4 e3 12. f3 Re8 13. c4 h5 14. Ndc2 h4 15. cxd5 Qxd5 16. Qxd5 Nxd5 17. Bxg7 Kxg7 {1-0 (56) Burmakin,V (2627)-Mamedov, N (2614) Balaguer 2009}) 10. c4 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Qxd4 Qa5 12. b4 Qxb4 13. cxd5 Qxd4 14. Bxd4 Rd8 15. Rfd1 Bg4 {0-1 (32) Aghamaliyev,C (2491)-Selbes,T (2329) Konya 2015}) 11... Qa5 12. Qc1 Be6 13. Qb2 Rac8 { [%cal Rd5c4]} 14. b4 Qd8 15. cxd5 Bxd5 16. e4 Be6 17. Rfd1 Qe8 18. e5 Nd5 19. Bxa7 Nc3 20. Re1 Qd7 21. Rac1 Nxa2 (21... b6 $5 {[%cal Rc3a4]} 22. Rxc3 (22. Bxb6 Na4 $11) 22... Rxc3 23. Qxc3 Rc8 $11) 22. Rcd1 Qa4 23. Bc5 Rfe8 24. Bxb7 Rb8 25. Be4 Rec8 {Hoping for ...Rxc5!} 26. Bc2 Qe8 (26... Qa8 $11 27. Be4 (27. Bxe7 Nc3 $15) 27... Qa4) 27. Qd4 $16 Rd8 28. Qh4 (28. Qf4 $16) 28... Rxd1 $11 29. Bxd1 Qd7 30. Qf4 Qd3 31. Nc2 {Strongly threatening Nd4.} Nc3 32. Ne3 Qd2 33. Rf1 Qb2 34. Ng4 Nd5 $36 {[%cal Bc3d5,Bd5b4,Bb4d3][%mdl 2080] Black is pushing.} 35. Qe4 h5 36. Ne3 Nxb4 37. f4 {[#]} (37. Bxe7 $11 {keeps the balance.} Qxe5 38. Qxe5 Bxe5 39. Bf3) 37... Bh3 $1 $17 38. Ng2 {[#]} (38. Rf2 $17 Qc3 39. Qd4 Qe1+ 40. Nf1) 38... Nd3 $1 $19 {[%cal Rd3c5][%mdl 512]} 39. Be3 {[#]} (39. Qxd3 Qxg2#) 39... Rb4 $1 {[%cal Rb4e4]} 40. Qf3 Bxg2 (40... Qa2 $17 41. Bf2 Bf5) 41. Qxg2 $11 {The position is equal.} Qxg2+ (41... e6 {with more complications.} 42. Qxb2 Rxb2 43. Bf3 Bf8 44. Bd4 Rb4) 42. Kxg2 Rb2+ 43. Kg1 e6 44. Ba4 Re2 45. Bb6 Rb2 46. Bc7 Bf8 {aiming for ...Bc5+.} 47. Bd6 Rb6 48. Bc2 { And now Bxf8 would win.} Nb4 (48... Bxd6 {is more complex.} 49. Bxd3 Bc5+ 50. Kg2 Rb2+ 51. Kh3 Rd2) 49. Rb1 Nd5 50. Rxb6 Nxb6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} 51. Bd3 Nc8 52. Bc7 Bc5+ 53. Kg2 Bb6 54. Bb8 Ba7 55. Bd6 Nxd6 56. exd6 {KB-KB} Bb8 57. d7 Bc7 58. Kf3 Kf8 59. Bb5 Ke7 60. h3 e5 61. Ke4 exf4 62. gxf4 f5+ 63. Ke3 h4 64. Kf3 Kd8 {Precision: White = 52%, Black = 73%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo"] [Black "Soumya, Swaminathan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A37"] [WhiteElo "2624"] [BlackElo "2354"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,71,7,11,37,40,17,27,12,18,19,26,18,14,38,40,36,36,41,36,53,6,33,33, 49,44,71,68,68,68,64,66,68,68,70,65,81,81,81,75,81,75,81,73,76,73,107,100,105, 118,121,108,117,126,288,255,400,390,29987,29988]} 1. c4 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 e6 6. h4 {A37: Symmetrical English vs ...g6: 4 Bg2 Bg7 5 Nf3} (6. d4 cxd4 7. Nb5 d5 8. cxd5 Qa5+ 9. Qd2 Qxb5 10. dxc6 Qb6 11. b3 Ne7 12. Ba3 Nxc6 13. Rc1 Qa5 14. Qxa5 Nxa5 15. Ng5 Bd7 16. Ne4 Bf8 17. Nd6+ Bxd6 18. Bxd6 { 1-0 (42) Mamedov,R (2709)-Aravindh,C (2617) Moscow 2018}) 6... h5 7. d3 Nge7 8. Bg5 {LiveBook: 4 Games. The position is equal.} d5 9. O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. Nd2 f6 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. Nxd5 exd5 12. Be3 d4 13. Bf4 g5 14. hxg5 fxg5 15. Bxg5 Qxg5 {0-1 (25) Kondopoulos,D (2030)-Mitrandzas,A (2089) Athens 2010}) 9... O-O 10. a3 b6 11. cxd5 exd5 12. Nxd5 Qxd5 13. Bxe7 Re8 14. Bg5 Bb7 15. Rb1 Nd4 16. e4 Qd7 17. b4 (17. Nxd4 {is more complex.} Bxd4 18. Qd2 Ba6 19. Rfd1 Qa4 20. b4) 17... Ba6 (17... Nb5 {with more complications.} 18. Rc1 cxb4 19. axb4 a5 20. bxa5 bxa5 21. Kh2 Rec8) 18. bxc5 (18. Nxd4 {feels hotter.} Bxd4 19. Kh2 Bg7 20. e5 Rab8 21. f4) 18... Nxf3+ 19. Qxf3 Qxd3 20. cxb6 {[#] Hoping for Qxd3.} axb6 {Strongly threatening ...Qxf3.} 21. Rfd1 Qxf3 22. Bxf3 Bc4 23. Rxb6 Rxa3 24. Kg2 Be6 25. Be2 Rc8 26. Rdd6 Kh7 27. Bd1 Bc4 28. Rb7 Re8 29. Bc2 Ra2 30. Bd3 Be6 31. Rxe6 Rxe6 32. Bc4 Rb2 33. Rxf7 Rc6 $2 {[#]} (33... Reb6 $16) 34. Bd5 $18 Rcb6 (34... Rd6 $142 35. Be3 Rb8) 35. e5 Re2 $2 (35... R2b5 $18 36. Rd7 Rb8) 36. Bf6 {Precision: White = 93%, Black = 39%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Maghsoodloo, Parham"] [Black "Hejazipour, Mitra"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A19"] [WhiteElo "2615"] [BlackElo "2304"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "131"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,131,14,13,16,30,13,30,11,45,19,26,19,18,0,25,21,29,9,8,3,15,0,13,17, 24,12,11,8,11,10,14,0,13,0,31,21,20,22,23,21,20,23,19,0,0,0,0,-53,-51,-49,55, 65,56,49,61,33,35,38,31,37,57,35,43,41,93,16,60,23,97,97,97,97,97,97,97,87,79, 83,163,87,87,81,79,78,81,77,89,126,70,0,0,0,1656,2668,2202,1622,1705,421,29964, 29964,29967,29967,29968,29969,29970,29971,29968,29969,29989,29990,29990,29991, 29991,29989,29992,29993]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Be2 e5 ( 5... d5 6. exd5 exd5 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 dxc4 9. Nxc6 Qxd1+ 10. Nxd1 bxc6 11. Bxc4 Bd6 12. O-O O-O 13. b3 Rd8 14. Bg5 h6 15. Bh4 Bf5 {1-0 (55) Andreikin,D (2712)-Grischuk,A (2772) Huaian 2017}) 6. d3 {A34: Symmetrical English: 2 Nc3, lines with ...d5} d6 7. a3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Rb1 a5 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 10. Ne1 Be6 11. Nc2 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 11. f4 exf4 12. Bxf4 Nd7 13. Nc2 {1/2-1/2 (25) Gvetadze,S (2198) -Charkhalashvili,I (2214) Tbilisi 2001}) 11... Nd7 12. Nb5 Na7 13. Nxa7 Rxa7 14. b4 axb4 15. axb4 b6 16. Qd2 h6 17. Bb2 Bg5 18. Qc3 {Hoping for f4!} Qf6 19. Na3 Nb8 {[%cal Bd7b8,Bb8c6,Bc6b4][%mdl 32]} 20. Nb5 Rd7 21. bxc5 bxc5 22. Ra1 Nc6 23. Ra6 Rc8 24. Rfa1 Qd8 25. g3 {f4! is the strong threat.} Bf6 26. Qd2 Nb4 27. R6a4 Rb7 28. Bc3 Be7 29. Na7 Rcc7 $1 30. Qd1 Bd7 31. R4a3 Kh7 32. Bg4 (32. Ra5 $11) 32... Bxg4 $1 $15 33. Qxg4 Qd7 (33... Nc2 $1 $15 34. Qf5+ Kg8) 34. Qxd7 $14 Rxd7 35. Bxb4 $1 cxb4 36. Ra6 f5 37. Nb5 fxe4 38. dxe4 Rd8 39. Rc6 Rbb8 40. Rc7 Bg5 ({Black should try} 40... Bf8 $14) 41. Rb1 (41. h4 $16 Bd2 42. Kf1) 41... Bd2 $11 42. Kf1 Rbc8 (42... Ra8 $11) 43. Rxc8 $16 Rxc8 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 44. Ke2 Bc3 45. Kd3 Rf8 46. Rf1 Rf3+ 47. Ke2 $1 {[%cal Re2f3]} Rf7 (47... Rf8 $16) 48. f4 ({Don't do} 48. Nxd6 Ra7 $16) ({Better is} 48. Rd1 $18) 48... exf4 49. gxf4 ({Much weaker is} 49. Nxd6 Rf6 $15) 49... g5 50. Nxc3 bxc3 {[#] KR-KR} 51. f5 $1 Ra7 52. Kd3 Ra2 (52... Kg7 $16) 53. e5 ({White should play} 53. Rd1 $14) 53... dxe5 $11 54. c5 {[%cal Bc4c5,Bc5c6,Bc6c7][%mdl 32] Strongly threatening Rc1.} c2 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (54... Kg7 $11) 55. Rc1 $1 $18 Kg7 56. c6 Ra3+ 57. Kxc2 (57. Kc4 $142 Kf6 58. c7 (58. Rxc2 Ra8 $16)) 57... Kf6 (57... Ra7 $18 58. Kd3 Rc7) 58. c7 {White mates.} Ra8 59. Kd3 Rc8 60. Ke4 h5 61. Rc6+ Ke7 62. f6+ {[%cal Bf5f6,Bf6f7][%mdl 32]} Kd7 63. Kd5 e4 64. Re6 {[%csl Gf6][%cal Re6e7]} Rf8 65. Re7+ Kc8 66. f7 {Precision: White = 53%, Black = 34%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Tabatabaei, M amin"] [Black "Raahul V S"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E62"] [WhiteElo "2605"] [BlackElo "2258"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "102"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,102,43,53,45,66,68,89,91,95,91,92,90,96,98,95,59,66,58,63,19,22,8,85, 88,108,71,89,66,79,81,95,58,64,72,134,142,170,173,202,0,0,0,37,27,27,27,37,42, 53,37,159,33,35,38,147,128,221,228,222,195,177,109,106,121,575,559,635,571,518, 469,458,466,2635,2781,2100,1645,1935,1751,2747,2603,12841,12843,12844,12844, 12850]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. Nc3 Nc6 7. O-O e5 8. d5 Ne7 9. e4 Nd7 10. Be3 h6 {LiveBook: 7 Games. E62: King's Indian: Fianchetto: 6...c6 and Panno Variation (6...Nc6) without ...a6} 11. Nh4 (11. Qd2 Kh7 12. Nh4 f5 13. exf5 gxf5 14. f4 e4 15. g4 Nf6 16. gxf5 Nxf5 17. Nxf5 Bxf5 18. Bd4 c5 19. dxc6 bxc6 {1-0 (39) Zhigalko,A (2594)-Oleksienko,M (2615) Yerevan 2016}) 11... f5 12. exf5 Nxf5 $146 {White is slightly better.} ({ Predecessor:} 12... gxf5 13. f4 e4 14. Bd4 Nf6 15. Qd2 Bd7 16. Nd1 Qe8 17. Ne3 Qh5 18. Bh3 {1-0 (34) Kilgus,G (2234)-Enoeckl,P (2110) Linz 2001}) 13. Nxg6 Nxe3 14. fxe3 Rxf1+ 15. Qxf1 Qg5 16. Qf5 $1 {[%cal Rf5e6]} Bf6 17. Nh4 { Qe6+ is the strong threat.} Qxf5 18. Nxf5 Nb6 19. Nxh6+ Kg7 20. Rf1 Nxc4 (20... Bg5 $11 {remains equal.} 21. Nf5+ Bxf5 22. Rxf5 Bxe3+ 23. Kh1 Nxc4) 21. Ne4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under strong pressure.} Kxh6 22. Rxf6+ Kg7 23. h4 { Black must now prevent h5.} Bg4 24. Bf3 $1 {[%cal Rf3g4]} Nxe3 25. Bxg4 Nxg4 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 26. Rf3 $1 {[%cal Rf3c3] Strongly threatening Rc3. } Rd8 (26... Re8 $142) 27. Rb3 $1 Rd7 28. Rxb7 Ne3 29. Nc3 $2 (29. Rxa7 $18 { Threatens to win with a4.} Rf7 30. a4) 29... Rf7 $11 30. Rxa7 Rf1+ 31. Kh2 Rf2+ 32. Kh3 Rf1 {[%cal Rf1h1]} 33. Rxc7+ Kg6 {[%cal Rf1h1]} 34. g4 {aiming for Kg3. } Rf3+ 35. Kh2 {And now Ne4 would win.} Nxg4+ 36. Kg2 Rd3 (36... Rf4 $1 $14) 37. Rd7 Kf5 (37... Ne3+ $16 38. Kf2 Nc4) 38. Rf7+ $1 $18 ({Don't do} 38. Rxd6 $6 Rd2+ 39. Kg1 Rxb2 $16) 38... Nf6 {[#]} 39. Kf1 $1 Kg6 {[#]} 40. Ke2 ({ White should try} 40. Rf8 $1 $18) 40... Rd4 41. Rb7 Nxd5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} ( 41... Rxh4 $16 {is tougher.} 42. a4 Ne4) 42. Nxd5 {White is clearly winning.} Rxd5 $16 {KR-KR} 43. b4 {[%cal Bb2b4,Bb4b5,Bb5b6][%mdl 32]} Rd4 44. a4 { [%cal Ba2a4,Ba4a5,Ba5a6,Ba6a7][%mdl 32]} Rxh4 45. a5 Kf5 (45... Rh2+ $142 46. Kd3 Ra2) 46. a6 $18 Rh2+ 47. Kf1 Ra2 48. b5 e4 49. a7 e3 50. b6 Ke4 51. Rb8 Kd5 {Precision: White = 79%, Black = 41%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Firouzja, Alireza"] [Black "Ashwath, R."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B36"] [WhiteElo "2572"] [BlackElo "2250"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "95"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,95,45,48,51,49,50,43,47,50,64,64,64,59,69,64,72,70,62,55,62,57,49,6, 6,7,7,7,10,8,12,12,8,12,14,15,28,28,27,24,30,24,76,70,83,83,158,165,166,108,89, 70,128,127,215,215,231,225,307,289,293,299,456,424,364,357,340,321,535,530, 29967,29976,29977,29977,29978,29979]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Nxd4 7. Qxd4 d6 8. Be2 Bg7 9. Be3 O-O 10. Qd2 Be6 11. O-O Qa5 12. b3 {LiveBook: 9 Games. B36: Sicilian: Maroczy Bind: Gurgenidze System} Ng4 13. Bd4 Bxd4 14. Qxd4 {White is slightly better.} Qe5 15. Qxe5 Nxe5 16. f4 Nc6 {[#]} 17. f5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17. Kf2 Rfc8 18. Ke3 f6 19. Rad1 Rab8 { 1-0 (45) Smeets,J (2550)-Wemmers,X (2411) Hilversum 2006}) 17... Bd7 18. f6 Rad8 19. Nb5 exf6 20. Rxf6 Be6 21. Rd1 Rd7 22. Nxd6 Rfd8 23. c5 b6 24. Bb5 bxc5 25. e5 Rc7 $1 26. Bxc6 Rxc6 27. Rc1 Rd7 28. Rf4 f5 29. Ra4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is pushing.} a6 30. Kf2 Kf8 31. Ke3 Rdc7 (31... Bd5 $11) 32. g3 $16 h6 33. h4 Ke7 {[#]} (33... Re7 $142) 34. h5 $1 {[%cal Rh5g6]} gxh5 {[#]} 35. Rh4 ( 35. Rh1 $1 $18) 35... Bf7 36. Kf4 Ke6 (36... Bg6 $14) 37. Nxf7 Rxf7 (37... Kxf7 $16 38. Kxf5 Kg7) 38. Rxh5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Ke7 39. Rxf5 a5 40. Rxf7+ Kxf7 $18 {KR-KR} 41. Ke4 Ke6 (41... h5 $142 42. Kd5 Rg6 43. Rxc5 Rxg3 44. Rxa5 Rg2 45. Ra7+ Kg6) 42. Rf1 Ke7 43. Kd5 Rg6 44. Rf3 ({Less strong is} 44. Kxc5 Rxg3 45. Kb5 h5 $18) 44... h5 $2 (44... Rg4 {was worth a try.} 45. Kxc5 Re4) 45. Kxc5 Ke6 {[#]} 46. Rf6+ $1 {White mates.} Rxf6 47. exf6 Kxf6 48. Kb5 { Precision: White = 88%, Black = 52%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Petrosyan, Manuel"] [Black "Aradhya, Garg"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E11"] [WhiteElo "2560"] [BlackElo "2218"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,77,3,38,36,31,20,35,16,31,0,0,0,0,0,0,-74,-12,-6,0,0,32,29,23,16,29, 23,48,42,83,45,98,75,150,118,156,158,283,273,283,275,291,289,286,281,279,266, 255,238,470,461,516,512,705,706,710,707,920,904,1045,995,29993,29994,29996, 29997]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 a5 5. Nc3 b6 6. e3 {[%cal Be2e3, Be3e4,Be4e5][%mdl 32]} Bb7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. Qc2 {E11: Bogo-Indian} (8. O-O d6 9. Qe2 Bxc3 10. Bxc3 Be4 11. Nd2 Bxd3 12. Qxd3 Nbd7 13. e4 e5 14. Rfe1 Nh5 15. Nf1 Qg5 16. Rad1 {1/2-1/2 (71) Eljanov,P (2712)-Moiseenko,A (2679) Kiev 2011}) 8... d6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 9. a3 Bxc3 10. Bxc3 {White is slightly better.} Nbd7 11. e4 c5 12. e5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. d5 Re8 13. O-O exd5 14. exd5 Ne5 15. Nxe5 dxe5 {1-0 (58) Morkedal,O-Van Landeghem,G (1608) Oslo 2012}) 12... cxd4 $1 13. exf6 dxc3 14. Bxh7+ Kh8 15. fxg7+ Kxg7 {[#] And now ...cxb2 would win.} 16. Be4 $1 {[%cal Re4b7]} Bxe4 17. Qxe4 Nf6 18. Qf4 cxb2 19. Rb1 Rg8 20. Rxb2 Rc8 21. O-O $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is more active.} e5 22. Qh4 Nh7 ({Black should play } 22... Rh8 $1 $14 23. Qg5+ Kf8) 23. Qe4 Qc7 (23... Nf6 $142 24. Qe2 Rh8) 24. Nh4 Qc6 25. Nf5+ Kf8 (25... Kf6 $16 26. Nxd6 Qxd6) 26. Qxc6 $18 Rxc6 27. Rfb1 Rg5 28. Ne3 f5 29. h4 Rh5 30. Rxb6 Rxb6 31. Rxb6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} f4 $2 (31... Kf7 32. Rxd6 Rxh4) 32. Nd5 Rxh4 33. Rxd6 f3 34. c5 Ng5 35. c6 Nf7 {[#]} 36. Rd8+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Nxd8 37. c7 Rd4 38. cxd8=Q+ Kf7 39. Qf6+ { Precision: White = 72%, Black = 23%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Puranik, Abhimanyu"] [Black "Maroroa, Sue"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C71"] [WhiteElo "2520"] [BlackElo "2102"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "115"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,115,0,-25,71,73,63,61,70,33,69,42,173,198,203,186,187,189,235,243, 264,256,255,249,267,268,269,247,258,270,358,360,378,374,370,358,408,413,404, 375,437,435,431,422,450,449,446,440,425,407,489,489,473,450,533,535,485,526, 518,510,498,491,488,485,819,803,749,745,856,827,895,600,555,549,675,678,814, 650,770,1162,1001,1109,1079,1041,930,868,1954,1962,1835,1851,933,910,5159,4737, 5189,5148,1810,1537,1306,1262,1064,1015]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 {[%cal Bf1b5,Bb5a4,Ba4b3][%mdl 32]} a6 4. Ba4 d6 5. d4 b5 6. Bb3 Nxd4 7. Nxd4 exd4 8. c3 dxc3 9. Nxc3 {LiveBook: 9 Games} Be7 {C71: Ruy Lopez: Deferred Steinitz Variation, sidelines} (9... Nf6 $11) (9... Nf6 10. e5 dxe5 11. Bxf7+ Ke7 12. Qb3 c5 13. Bd5 c4 14. Qd1 Nxd5 15. Nxd5+ Ke6 16. Qg4+ Kxd5 17. Qd1+ {1/2-1/2 (54) Sanal,V (2474)-Adhiban,B (2666) Doha 2016}) 10. Qh5 $16 {[%mdl 1024] White has strong compensation.} g6 11. Qf3 Be6 {White is slightly better.} 12. Nd5 Rc8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... c5 13. O-O c4 14. Nxe7 Nxe7 15. Bc2 Nc6 16. Bh6 Nd4 17. Qd1 {0-1 (33) Mortensen,E (2445)-Gretarsson,H (2521) Reykjavik 1999 }) 13. Bd2 {Black must now prevent Bc3.} c5 (13... Bxd5 $14 14. Bxd5 Nf6) 14. Bc3 $18 Bxd5 15. Bxh8 ({Weaker is} 15. Bxd5 Nf6 $11) 15... Bxb3 16. axb3 ({ But not} 16. Qxb3 $6 Nf6 $14) 16... Bf6 17. Bxf6 Qxf6 18. Rxa6 Qxf3 19. gxf3 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRN} Ke7 20. Ke2 Nf6 21. Rd1 Ne8 22. f4 f6 23. e5 { [%cal Re5d6]} dxe5 24. fxe5 fxe5 25. Rd5 Rc7 26. Rxe5+ Kf7 27. Rb6 Ng7 28. Rxb5 Ne6 {[#] ...Nd4+ is the strong threat.} 29. Rb6 Nd4+ 30. Ke3 Kg7 31. Ke4 Nf5 32. Rd5 c4 33. bxc4 {White is clearly winning.} Rxc4+ 34. Kf3 Rh4 35. Rd7+ Kh6 36. Rbb7 Kg5 37. Rxh7 Rf4+ 38. Kg2 Nh4+ 39. Kf1 Kg4 {[#]} (39... Ra4 $142 40. Rb6 Nf5) 40. h3+ $1 Kg5 (40... Kxh3 41. Rb3+) 41. b4 Rf3 42. Rbc7 Rb3 43. Rc5+ Nf5 44. Rc4 {And now f4+ would win.} Rb1+ 45. Kg2 Rb2 {Threatening ...Ne3+.} 46. Re4 Rb3 47. h4+ Kf6 48. Rc7 Rb2 49. Rc6+ Kg7 50. Rc5 Nd6 51. Rg4 Kf7 52. Rc7+ Kf6 53. Rc6 Rd2 54. b5 Kf5 55. Rg5+ Kf4 56. Rc7 Nf5 57. Rc4+ Ke5 58. h5 { [%mdl 32768] Precision: White = 93%, Black = 48%. . An unexpected result.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Haddouche, Mohamed"] [Black "Carandang, Roberto"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2506"] [BlackElo "1870"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "1"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} * [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Gagare, Shardul"] [Black "Priyanka Nutakki"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A20"] [WhiteElo "2502"] [BlackElo "1957"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "138"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,138,0,5,0,37,24,37,45,48,36,45,51,48,34,63,66,77,72,75,83,91,56,87, 89,86,73,86,43,50,48,39,45,43,40,55,65,71,0,81,52,52,49,97,66,62,75,113,50,92, 7,18,12,21,0,0,0,0,-21,-17,-10,90,73,61,0,39,0,100,97,151,97,89,-14,0,-68,0, -187,-171,-209,-146,-180,-97,-269,-240,-277,-276,-302,-301,-446,-428,-508,-505, -538,-514,-508,-500,-569,-525,-638,-638,-584,-564,-621,-616,-742,-733,-719, -703,-783,-735,-1059,-1014,-6620,-6700,-6043,-6026,-5073,-4133,-6307,-6259, -5749,-6083,-5393,-5366]} 1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Nd5 Bc5 6. e3 O-O 7. Ne2 d6 {A25: English Opening vs King's Indian with ...Nc6 but without early d3} (7... Nxd5 8. cxd5 Ne7 9. b3 c6 10. Bb2 Nxd5 11. Bxe5 Nc7 12. Qc2 Ne6 13. Nf4 Qe7 14. Nxe6 dxe6 15. O-O Bd7 16. Rab1 {1/2-1/2 (41) Harikrishna,P (2740)-Yilmaz,M (2582) Kocaeli 2015}) 8. a3 Nxd5 9. cxd5 Ne7 { LiveBook: 3 Games. The position is equal.} 10. d4 exd4 11. Nxd4 Nf5 12. Ne2 a5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... Qf6 13. O-O Re8 14. Qc2 {1/2-1/2 (51) Talla,V (2394) -Mondrzycki,B (2099) Banska Stiavnica 2013}) 13. b3 Bd7 14. O-O Re8 15. Ra2 Bb5 16. Re1 a4 17. b4 Bb6 18. Rc2 Qe7 19. Kh1 h5 20. Nc3 Bc4 21. Qxh5 Qe5 { Threatens to win with ...Nxg3+!} 22. Qd1 Bb3 {White must now prevent ...Nd4!} 23. Qd3 Bxc2 24. Qxc2 {[#]} Nd4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 25. Qd3 (25. exd4 Qxe1+) 25... Qf5 26. Qxf5 Nxf5 27. Be4 (27. Rd1 $16) 27... Nh6 (27... Nd4 $1 $11) 28. Bc2 { [%mdl 1024] White has strong compensation.} Bd4 29. Nb5 $1 {[%cal Rb5d4]} Bb6 30. Rd1 Ng4 31. Kg2 Nf6 32. Bb2 (32. Nc3 $16) 32... Ne4 33. f3 (33. h4 $16) 33... Ng5 $11 34. e4 $1 f5 $1 {[%cal Rf5e4]} 35. Nc3 fxe4 36. f4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} Nf7 37. Bxa4 Re7 $1 38. Bc2 e3 (38... Nh6 $11) 39. Ne2 $16 c5 40. b5 (40. dxc6 $14 bxc6 41. a4) 40... Ba5 41. a4 b6 ( 41... Rf8 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 42. h4 Nd8 ({Better is} 42... Rf8) 43. Kf3 (43. g4 $142) 43... Bd2 44. f5 (44. h5 $16) 44... Nb7 45. Bc3 (45. Rf1 $11) 45... Rae8 (45... Bxc3 $15 46. Nxc3 Na5) 46. Bxd2 $2 (46. Ba1 $11 {and White is okay.}) 46... exd2 $19 47. Rxd2 Re3+ 48. Kf2 Ra3 (48... Na5 $19 49. Nf4 Ra3) 49. Bd1 $2 (49. Rd3 $17 {keeps fighting.} Ra2 50. Rc3) 49... Ree3 50. Nf4 Rxg3 51. Bh5 {[#] Strongly threatening Re2.} Rge3 $1 52. Ne6 (52. f6 {is a better defense.} gxf6 53. Rd1) 52... Rh3 {Black is clearly winning.} 53. f6 gxf6 54. Kf1 Rh1+ 55. Kg2 Rxh4 56. Bf3 Rhxa4 57. Kg3 Ra2 58. Rd1 Ra1 59. Rd2 R4a2 60. Rd3 Ra3 61. Rxa3 Rxa3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KBN} 62. Kf4 c4 {[%cal Bc5c4, Bc4c3,Bc3c2][%mdl 32]} 63. Be2 c3 64. Ke3 c2+ 65. Kd2 {[#]} Rc3 $1 {[%cal Rc2c1][%mdl 512]} 66. Kc1 (66. Kxc3 c1=Q+) 66... Nc5 {( -> ...Nb3+)} 67. Nd4 Nd3+ 68. Bxd3 Rxd3 69. Nf5 Kf8 {Precision: White = 36%, Black = 51%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Yakubboev, Nodirbek"] [Black "Shanya Mishra"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2482"] [BlackElo "1922"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "91"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 9,91,14,26,13,18,20,21,9,15,8,6,0,0,0,0,5,5,-25,-16,-23,18,-13,-4,-16, -13,-12,-12,-16,-19,-15,0,0,0,0,27,0,23,21,22,21,22,25,31,20,45,37,45,30,42,35, 65,35,136,138,303,318,385,375,1066,1049,1419,1408,1315,930,934,916,906,856, 2181,2043,6583,5306,1593,1418,5620,5627,5521,5510,5406,5384,5541,5597,5541, 5506]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. b3 d5 4. Bb2 g6 (4... c5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. e3 Nc6 7. Bb5 Bd6 8. d4 O-O 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. O-O Bg4 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. Qc2 Ne4 13. Nbd2 Nxd2 14. Nxd2 Bb6 15. h3 Be6 {1/2-1/2 (62) Andreikin,D (2712)-Anand,V (2776) Moscow 2018}) 5. e3 Bg7 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 6. Nc3 {A13: English Opening: 1...e6} O-O 7. Rc1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 7. Qc2 b6 8. h4 h5 9. Bd3 c5 10. Ne2 Nc6 11. a3 Qd6 12. Nf4 d4 13. Bxg6 fxg6 14. Qxg6 {0-1 (26) Schwabeneder,A (2034)-Diermair,A (2453) Aschach 2014}) 7... b6 8. d4 {The position is equal.} Bb7 9. Bd3 Nbd7 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. Nxd5 Bxd5 12. O-O c5 13. e4 Bb7 14. Ba3 Re8 15. dxc5 (15. Bb5 $5 {[%cal Rd4c5]}) 15... Nxc5 16. Bxc5 bxc5 17. Qe2 Qa5 18. h4 Red8 19. Bc4 Qc7 20. Ba6 Bxa6 21. Qxa6 Bd4 22. Kh1 { [%cal Bg1h1,Bh1h2,Bh2g2][%mdl 32]} Qf4 23. Qe2 Qg4 24. Kh2 e5 25. g3 Qe6 26. Kg2 h6 27. h5 g5 28. Rc4 a5 29. Rfc1 {[%cal Bf1c1,Bc1c2,Bc2c6,Bc6d6][%mdl 32]} Ra7 30. R1c2 Rb8 (30... Kg7 $14) 31. Nxd4 $16 cxd4 $2 (31... exd4 $16 32. Rxc5 Rd8) 32. Rc6 $18 Qd7 {[#] Threatens to win with ...d3.} 33. Rxh6 Kg7 $2 (33... f6 34. Qc4+ Qf7 35. Rxf6 Qxc4 36. bxc4 a4) 34. Rcc6 {White is clearly winning.} Rc8 35. Rcd6 {White threatens Qf3 and mate.} Qe7 36. Qf3 {[#] Strongly threatening Qf5.} Rh8 37. Rhf6 Rd7 38. Rc6 Rg8 39. Qf5 Rc7 40. Qxg5+ Kf8 41. Qh6+ Ke8 42. Rxc7 Qxc7 43. Rc6 Qd7 44. Qf6 d3 45. Qxe5+ Kf8 46. Rb6 {Precision: White = 78%, Black = 41%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Darini, Pouria"] [Black "Sidharth Balaji Sridharan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C45"] [WhiteElo "2478"] [BlackElo "1567"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "113"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,113,25,40,33,52,52,52,52,52,42,41,42,54,37,36,31,42,31,42,38,37,31, 45,41,44,28,41,25,32,26,43,0,38,30,31,27,33,8,1,0,66,29,59,41,43,16,80,80,80, 80,81,0,79,0,80,54,80,55,106,0,80,80,123,80,95,97,98,80,80,83,106,97,104,105, 192,118,143,123,137,102,201,183,386,396,363,347,440,440,451,429,521,519,727, 737,697,679]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nb3 Bb6 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. Bg5 d6 8. Qe2 {C45: Scotch Game} h6 9. Bh4 Nd4 (9... Be6 10. Nd5 g5 11. Bg3 Bxd5 12. exd5+ Ne7 13. O-O-O Qd7 14. Qf3 Qf5 15. Bb5+ {1-0 (58) Muzychuk,M (2544)-Tan,Z (2517) Huaian 2017}) 10. Nxd4 Bxd4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 11. Qd2 Bxc3 12. Qxc3 O-O 13. Bxf6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. f3 Re8 14. Bg3 Be6 { 1-0 (43) Aabling Thomsen,J (2330)-Christensen,J (2229) Denmark 2011}) 13... Qxf6 14. Qxf6 gxf6 15. Bd3 Bd7 16. O-O-O Rfe8 17. Rhe1 Re7 18. Re3 Kh8 19. Rg1 Rae8 20. Kd2 Bc6 21. Rge1 Kg7 22. c4 b6 23. Kc3 Bb7 24. Kd4 Re5 25. R1e2 Bc6 26. Rg3+ Rg5 27. Ree3 Bb7 28. Bc2 c5+ 29. Kc3 Re7 ({Better is} 29... f5 $11) 30. Kd2 Kh8 31. Bd3 Ba8 32. Ref3 Rxg3 (32... Bxe4 $11 33. Rxf6 Kg7 34. Rxd6 Bxg2) 33. Rxg3 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Re8 34. Re3 Kg7 35. Rg3+ Kh8 $1 36. Re3 Kg7 $1 37. Bc2 Bb7 38. Rg3+ Kh8 ({Black should try} 38... Kf8 $14) 39. Re3 Kg7 $1 40. f3 Ba8 41. Ke2 Bb7 42. Ra3 Ra8 43. Ba4 Kf8 44. Ke3 Kg8 45. Kf4 Kg7 46. Bd7 Kg6 (46... Rd8 $16 {might work better.}) 47. Kg4 (47. Rd3 $18) 47... Kg7 48. Kh5 Rd8 49. Bf5 Ra8 (49... a5 $16 {keeps fighting.}) 50. f4 $18 Bc6 $2 (50... Re8) 51. Rg3+ Kh8 52. Kxh6 Re8 53. Rd3 {White is clearly winning. } Rd8 54. g4 a6 {[#]} 55. e5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} fxe5 (55... dxe5 56. Rxd8+) 56. fxe5 d5 {[#]} 57. Be4 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 42%, Black = 36%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Grivas, Efstratios"] [Black "Wang, Hao"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A20"] [WhiteElo "2468"] [BlackElo "2707"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "86"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,86,11,13,21,0,0,0,-7,-20,-19,-22,15,16,11,16,20,0,0,0,0,0,0,-53,-50, -67,-65,-45,-31,-83,-43,-101,-102,-107,-128,-114,-29,-31,19,-111,-112,-116, -129,-249,-259,-267,-235,-239,-91,-414,-425,-386,-423,-408,-409,-407,-400, -5097,-5060,-5043,-5023,-4960,-4919,-2103,-1730]} 1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nc3 Nb6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. O-O Be7 8. b3 O-O 9. Bb2 Re8 10. Rc1 Bf8 11. d3 {A29: English Opening: Four Knights Variation with 4 g3} Nd4 (11... Bg4 12. h3 Bh5 13. Ne4 Rb8 14. Nc5 Bxc5 15. Rxc5 f6 16. a3 Qd7 17. b4 Bf7 18. Qc2 Rbc8 19. Rc1 a6 20. Nd2 Nd5 {1-0 (52) Eljanov,P (2711)-Ganguly,S (2650) Riadh 2017}) 12. Nd2 c6 13. e3 {LiveBook: 9 Games. The position is equal.} Nf5 14. Nc4 f6 15. Qe2 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 15. Ne4 Be6 16. Qc2 Qc7 17. Rfd1 {1/2-1/2 (54) Savitskaya,N (1946) -Sazonova,A (1752) Khanty-Mansiysk 2009}) 15... Be6 16. Ne4 Nd5 17. a3 a5 18. Rfd1 Rc8 19. Qe1 b6 {[%cal Bb7b6,Bb6b5][%mdl 32]} 20. d4 exd4 21. Bxd4 Nxd4 22. Rxd4 Qc7 23. Nc3 (23. Rdd1 $11) 23... b5 {Threatens to win with ...Nxc3.} 24. Nd2 {[%cal Rc3d5]} Nxc3 25. Rxc3 c5 26. Rdd3 (26. Bd5 $15) 26... Red8 27. Qe2 ( 27. Qb1 $15) 27... Rxd3 $1 $17 28. Qxd3 Rd8 $1 {[%cal Rd8d3]} 29. Qe2 a4 (29... Qd7 $17 30. Rc2 Be7) 30. bxa4 $11 Qe5 31. Rc2 {[#]} (31. Rd3 $11 Rxd3 32. Qxd3) 31... b4 $1 $36 {[%cal Rb4b3][%mdl 2048] Black has strong initiative.} ({ Much weaker is} 31... bxa4 $6 32. Qf1 $11) 32. axb4 cxb4 33. f4 (33. Rc6 $17 { is a better defense.}) 33... Qa1+ $19 34. Kf2 Qxa4 35. Rc6 {[#]} Qa2 (35... Bf7 $1 $19 {Strongly threatening ...b3.} 36. Bf3 b3) 36. Ne4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (36. Nf1 $17) 36... Qxe2+ 37. Kxe2 Bd5 38. Nxf6+ gxf6 39. Bxd5+ Rxd5 40. Rxf6 { KRB-KR} (40. Rb6 $142) 40... Rb5 {Black is clearly winning.} 41. Ra6 b3 { [%cal Bb4b3,Bb3b2][%mdl 32] ( -> ...b2)} 42. Ra1 b2 43. Rb1 Ba3 {Precision: White = 19%, Black = 59%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Chakravarthi Reddy, M."] [Black "Artemiev, Vladislav"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D71"] [WhiteElo "2442"] [BlackElo "2701"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "70"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,70,18,-10,-6,-36,-16,-28,-19,-18,-12,-19,-19,-23,-18,-47,-34,-35,-29, -96,-43,-59,-79,-81,-83,-83,-88,-256,-239,-245,-107,-97,-106,-101,-106,-102, -73,-112,-109,-108,-104,-94,-84,-120,-125,-159,-124,-221,-220,-617,-615]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Nf3 Nb6 7. O-O Nc6 8. e3 O-O 9. Nc3 Re8 10. Qe2 {D76: Fianchetto Grünfeld: Main Line with 7...Nb6} (10. a3 e5 11. d5 Na5 12. Qc2 c6 13. b4 Nac4 14. dxc6 bxc6 15. Rd1 Bf5 16. e4 Bd7 17. Na4 Nxa4 18. Qxc4 {1/2-1/2 (50) Le,Q (2737)-Ivanchuk,V (2726) Huaian 2017}) 10... e5 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. Rd1 {LiveBook: 3 Games. The position is equal.} Nxf3+ 13. Bxf3 Qe7 14. Bd2 c6 15. Rac1 Be6 16. Be1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16. b3 a5 17. e4 a4 {1/2-1/2 (48) Prundeanu,H (2096)-Ionescu,D (2343) Calimanesti 2014 }) 16... a5 17. e4 f5 18. b3 fxe4 19. Bxe4 Qf7 20. Bd2 (20. Qe3 $11 {remains equal.} Nd7 21. f3) 20... a4 ({Black should play} 20... Bf5 $17 {aiming for ... Bxc3.} 21. f3 a4) 21. Be3 axb3 22. Bxb6 {[#] And now axb3 would win.} bxa2 23. Qb2 Qe7 24. Re1 $2 (24. Bd4 $17) 24... Bf7 $19 25. f3 {[#]} Qa3 (25... Ra3 $1 $19 {is more deadly.} 26. Bf2 Qf8) 26. Qxa3 $17 Rxa3 27. Nxa2 Rxa2 28. Rb1 Rd2 29. Red1 Rxd1+ 30. Rxd1 Be6 31. Kf2 Ra8 32. Ke3 Kf7 33. Kf4 Ra4 34. Rd8 (34. Ke3 $17 {was worth a try.}) 34... Rb4 $19 35. Bc5 $2 (35. Bg1) 35... Rb5 { Precision: White = 38%, Black = 75%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Viani Antonio Dcunha"] [Black "Inarkiev, Ernesto"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C50"] [WhiteElo "2435"] [BlackElo "2680"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "247"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,247,6,12,7,24,22,15,9,27,2,31,18,26,-13,-20,-15,-22,-15,-12,-12,0, -18,0,0,0,0,-2,-12,0,-4,0,-14,-9,-20,36,-105,-116,-112,-82,-85,-86,-95,-85,-87, -91,-91,-74,-125,-131,-172,-179,-166,-162,-164,-151,-164,-167,-185,-73,-79,-76, -87,-62,-62,-53,-54,-49,-72,-64,-70,-52,-66,-35,-42,-29,-29,-29,-29,-29,-29, -29,-29,-28,-29,-29,-29,-29,-39,-38,-33,-20,-20,-20,-20,-20,-22,-27,-36,-29, -93,-29,-29,-29,-33,-35,-80,-44,-72,-29,-86,-37,-85,0,0,316,0,0,0,269,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O h6 6. c3 d6 7. Nbd2 a5 {LiveBook: 6 Games. C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} 8. h3 Ba7 9. Re1 O-O 10. Bb3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10. Nf1 Be6 11. Ng3 Bxc4 12. dxc4 Ne7 13. Nh2 Qd7 14. Qf3 {1-0 (61) Karjakin,S (2785)-Andreikin,D (2736) Wijk aan Zee 2017}) 10... Nh5 11. Nc4 Qf6 12. Ne3 Nf4 13. Nd5 Nxd5 14. exd5 Ne7 15. d4 exd4 16. Nxd4 a4 17. Bc4 c6 18. dxc6 bxc6 19. Be3 d5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is under pressure.} 20. Bf1 Bb8 21. Nf3 Qd6 22. g3 Nf5 {[%cal Be7f5,Bf5g3,Bg3f1] [%mdl 32]} 23. Bf4 Qc5 (23... Qf6 $11) 24. Qd2 (24. Ne5 $1 $14 {was forced to keep a grip.}) 24... Nxg3 $1 $17 25. Be3 Nxf1 (25... d4 {keeps more tension.} 26. fxg3 dxe3 27. Qxe3 Qxe3+ 28. Rxe3 Bxg3 29. Nd4 Bd6) 26. Bxc5 Nxd2 27. Nxd2 Bxh3 {White must now prevent ...Rc8.} 28. Bxf8 Kxf8 29. Nf3 Bf4 30. Ne5 ({ White should try} 30. Rad1) 30... a3 31. bxa3 Bd2 $1 (31... Rxa3 32. Nxc6 Ra6 33. Ne5 $15) 32. Re2 Bxc3 33. Rc1 d4 ({Don't do} 33... Rxa3 34. Re3 $15) 34. Nxc6 Rxa3 35. Re4 d3 ({But not} 35... Rxa2 36. Nxd4 Ra1 37. Rxa1 $15) (35... Bf5 $1 $19 {[%cal Rf5e4] is more deadly.} 36. Re5 g6) 36. Rd1 Bf6 $1 37. Rb4 { White threatens Rb8+ and mate.} g5 (37... g6 {is interesting.} 38. Rb3 Rxa2 39. Rbxd3 Bf5 40. R3d2 Ra4) 38. Rb3 Rxa2 {Hoping for ...Bd7.} 39. Rbxd3 Bg4 40. Re1 Kg7 41. Nb4 Ra4 42. Nd5 Bb2 43. Rb3 Bd4 44. Rb4 $1 {[%cal Rb4a4]} Rxb4 45. Nxb4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KB} Bf3 46. Nc2 Bf6 47. Ne3 Kg6 48. Nc4 Bd5 49. Nb6 Be6 50. Rd1 h5 51. Nd7 Be7 52. Ne5+ Kf6 53. Nc6 Bc5 54. Rc1 Bd6 55. Nd4 Bd5 {...h4 is the strong threat.} 56. Rd1 (56. Ra1 $11) 56... Ke5 (56... Be5 $1 $17 {Strongly threatening ...h4.} 57. Nc2 Be4) 57. Nb5 {Threatens to win with Re1+. } Bc5 58. Rc1 Bb4 59. Nc3 Bf3 60. Re1+ Kf4 61. Re3 (61. Ne2+ $11 {remains equal.} Ke5 62. Rb1) 61... h4 {aiming for ...Bc5.} 62. Ne2+ Kg4 (62... Bxe2 $1 $17 63. Rxe2 Bc5) 63. Nd4 Bd5 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (63... Bd1 $11 {and Black has nothing to worry.}) 64. Re5 $2 (64. Nc2 $1 $18) 64... Ba8 65. Re8 Bd5 $2 { [%mdl 8192] [#]} (65... Bf3 $1 $11 {and Black is okay.}) 66. Re5 $2 (66. Nc2 $1 $18) 66... Bc4 {The position is equal.} 67. Re4+ Kh5 68. Nf5 Bd3 {[#]} 69. Ng3+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} hxg3 70. Rxb4 gxf2+ 71. Kxf2 {KR-KB} f5 {[%cal Bf7f5,Bf5f4] [%mdl 32]} 72. Ra4 Be4 73. Kg3 f4+ 74. Kf2 Bf5 75. Kf3 Bg4+ 76. Kg2 Bd7 77. Rc4 $1 Kg4 78. Rc5 Be6 79. Kf2 Kh4 80. Re5 Bf7 81. Re4 Kg4 82. Re5 Bg6 83. Rc5 Kh4 84. Rc4 $1 Bf7 85. Ra4 Be6 86. Rb4 Bd5 87. Rd4 Bc6 88. Rc4 $1 {[%cal Rc4c6]} Be8 89. Kf3 Bh5+ 90. Kf2 Kg4 91. Rc5 Bf7 92. Ra5 Kh5 93. Rb5 Be6 94. Ra5 Kg6 95. Kf3 Bb3 96. Ra1 Bc4 97. Rc1 Bb5 98. Rc5 Ba4 99. Rc1 Kf6 100. Kg4 Bb5 101. Rc2 $1 Bd7+ 102. Kf3 Ba4 103. Rc1 Bb3 104. Ra1 Kf5 105. Ra5+ Kg6 106. Ra1 Bd5+ 107. Kg4 Bc4 108. Kf3 Kf6 109. Ra5 Bb3 110. Ra6+ Kf5 111. Ra5+ Kg6 112. Ra1 Bd5+ 113. Kg4 Bc4 114. Kf3 Kf6 115. Ra5 Bb3 116. Ra6+ Kf5 117. Ra5+ Kg6 118. Ra1 Bc4 119. Ra4 Bd5+ 120. Kg4 Be6+ 121. Kf3 Kf5 122. Ra5+ Kf6 123. Ke4 Bc8 124. Rb5 {Precision: White = 75%, Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Sindarov, Javokhir"] [Black "Jones, Gawain C B"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B24"] [WhiteElo "2431"] [BlackElo "2675"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "244"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,244,-16,-10,-17,-16,-16,-18,0,-5,-4,12,-29,-12,-1,0,0,49,37,26,9,26, 15,10,0,6,3,43,33,69,45,42,37,55,0,0,-8,-9,0,-7,-21,-15,-31,-36,-198,-39,-43, -47,-57,-44,-37,-41,-91,-65,-125,-134,-220,-220,-280,-278,-259,-262,-264,-266, -260,-237,-256,-258,-299,-283,-360,-360,-348,0,-231,0,-353,-353,-345,-341,-394, -408,-400,-396,-422,-418,-496,-515,-560,-861,-828,-837,-754,-470,-736,-747, -535,-693,-608,-602,-485,-488,-480,-474,-494,-762,-645,-645,-504,-384,-1363, -1297,-12844,-12843,-12843,-756,-12843,-834,-12840,-12841,-12846,-12847,-12849, -12849,-12851,-29978,-12851,-29979,-29979,-29977,-29977,-29974,-29973,-29973, -29973,-29974,-29974,-29975,-29975,-29976,-29975,-29976,-29975,-12851,-12851, -12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-29955,-12851, -29966,-29966,-29956,-29956,-29963,-29964,-29967,-29963,-29964,-29970,-29976, -29977,-29977,-29978,-29978,-29979,-29979,-29978,-29978,-29977,-29977,-29978, -29978,-29975,-29977,-29975,-29975,-29976,-29976,-12851,-29974,-12851,-29973, -12851,-29974,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-39,-39,-39,-39,-39,-39,-39,-39,-31, -31,-29,-37,-36,-45,-45,-45,-41,-43,-38,-39,-37,-37,-34,-37,-37,-48,-48,-48, -48,-48,-48,-48,-48]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. d3 Rb8 6. Be3 d6 7. Nge2 b5 8. Qd2 Nd4 9. O-O b4 10. Nd1 h5 {LiveBook: 14 Games. B26: Closed Sicilian: 3 g3, lines with early Be3} (10... Nxe2+ 11. Qxe2 Nf6 12. a3 b3 13. c4 O-O 14. Bd2 e6 15. Bc3 Bb7 16. Ne3 Re8 17. Qd2 d5 18. e5 Nd7 19. Ba5 { 0-1 (45) Li,R (2565)-Belous,V (2581) Philadelphia 2017}) 11. c3 bxc3 12. bxc3 Nxe2+ {The position is equal.} 13. Qxe2 h4 14. Rc1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. Bf4 Nf6 15. e5 Nh5 16. Be3 dxe5 17. Bxc5 Ba6 18. Re1 Bxd3 {1/2-1/2 (35) Harm,J (2427)-Weber,J (2402) ICCF email 2008}) 14... Qa5 15. c4 Nf6 16. Bd2 Qa6 (16... Qxa2 17. Nc3 $14) 17. Bc3 e5 18. Ne3 Qa3 19. Ba1 Be6 20. Rc3 Qa4 21. Qc2 (21. Re1 {keeps more tension.} hxg3 22. hxg3 O-O 23. f4 exf4 24. gxf4 Nh5 25. f5) 21... Qxc2 22. Nxc2 Nh5 23. Ra3 O-O 24. Bc3 f5 25. exf5 gxf5 26. Bh3 (26. gxh4 Nf4 $15) (26. Bf3 $14 Nf6 27. Rxa7) 26... Rf7 $11 27. Ra6 Rb6 28. Rxb6 axb6 29. Ne3 Bh6 30. Rb1 hxg3 31. Rxb6 $2 (31. hxg3 $15 Nxg3 32. Nd5 Ne2+ 33. Kf1 Nxc3 34. Nxc3) 31... Nf4 $2 ({Black should try} 31... gxf2+ $19 32. Kxf2 Bxe3+ 33. Kxe3 f4+ 34. Kf3 Bxh3 35. Rxd6 Rf5) 32. Bf1 $15 gxf2+ 33. Kxf2 Ra7 $36 { [%mdl 2048] Black has some pressure.} 34. Rxd6 Rxa2+ 35. Kf3 Bg7 36. h4 (36. Rc6 $15) 36... Kf7 $17 37. Rc6 {[#]} (37. Be1 $17) 37... Nxd3 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]} 38. Rc7+ (38. Bxd3 e4+) 38... Kf8 (38... Ke8 39. Nxf5 (39. Rxg7 $2 e4+ 40. Kg3 f4#) 39... Bxf5 40. Bxd3 $15) 39. Bxd3 e4+ 40. Bxe4 fxe4+ 41. Kxe4 Bxc3 42. Rxc5 Rh2 43. Rc6 Bd7 ({Worse is} 43... Rxh4+ 44. Kd3 $11) 44. Rd6 Ke7 ({ Weaker is} 44... Rxh4+ 45. Kd3 $11) 45. Rh6 Kf8 46. Rd6 $1 Ke7 ({And not} 46... Rxh4+ 47. Kd3 $11) (46... Be8 $142 47. Nf5 Ba4) 47. Rh6 Bg7 48. Rh5 Bc6+ 49. Kd3 Rh3 50. Kd2 {White hopes to continue with Nf5+.} Kf7 51. Rf5+ Ke8 52. Rh5 Be4 53. Rg5 Rh2+ 54. Ke1 Bc3+ 55. Kf1 Bd3+ 56. Kg1 Re2 57. Nf5 Bd2 58. Nd6+ Kf8 59. Rd5 Be3+ 60. Kh1 Rd2 61. Re5 Bf4 62. Re8+ Kg7 63. c5 {and the idea c6 leaves White hopeful.} Be2 64. Re7+ $2 (64. Kg1 Bf3 65. Re6) 64... Kg6 65. Kg2 Bg4+ 66. Kg1 Bf3 (66... Bh2+ $142 67. Kf1 Bg3 68. h5+ Kh6) 67. Nc4 Rc2 (67... Re2 $142 68. Rxe2 Bxe2) 68. Ne3 Re2 69. h5+ Kxh5 70. Nf5 Rxe7 71. Nxe7 Be3+ 72. Kh2 Bxc5 73. Nf5 Kg5 74. Ng3 Bb6 75. Kh3 Kf4 76. Nf1 Bc6 77. Nh2 Bc7 78. Nf1 Kf3 79. Nh2+ Kf2 80. Ng4+ Kg1 (80... Ke2 $142 81. Kh4 Kf3 82. Kh5 Kf4 83. Nf2 Bb5 84. Kh4 Bd8+ 85. Kh5 Be2+ 86. Kg6 Bb6 87. Nh3+ Kg4 88. Kg7 Kxh3 89. Kf6 Kg3 90. Kf5 Bd3+ 91. Ke5 Kg4 92. Kd5 Kf5 93. Kc6 Be3 94. Kd5 Be2 95. Kd6 Bc4 96. Ke7 Bc5+ 97. Kd7 Bd5 98. Kd8 Bd6 99. Kd7 Bc5 100. Kd8 Ke6 101. Ke8 Bb6 102. Kf8 Kf6 103. Ke8 Bc6+ 104. Kf8 Bd7 105. Kg8 Kg6 106. Kf8 Bc5+ 107. Kg8 Be6+ 108. Kh8 Bd4#) 81. Kh4 Bf4 82. Nf6 Bf3 83. Nh5 Bd2 84. Nf6 Kg2 85. Nh5 Bd1 86. Nf6 Kf3 87. Kh5 Bc2 88. Kh4 Ba5 89. Kh5 Bd8 90. Ng4 Ba4 91. Ne5+ Ke4 92. Ng6 Be8 93. Kh6 Kf5 94. Nf8 Bf6 95. Nh7 Bd4 96. Nf8 Bf2 97. Nh7 Be3+ 98. Kg7 Bg6 99. Nf8 Bh5 100. Nh7 Bc5 101. Nf8 Bd1 102. Nh7 Bc2 103. Nf8 Bd4+ 104. Kh6 Kf6 ( 104... Ba4 $142 105. Nh7 Be8 106. Nf8 Kf6 107. Nh7+ Kf7 108. Kg5 Kg7 109. Kf4 Kxh7 110. Ke4 Bc3 111. Kd5 Bf7+ 112. Kd6 Kg6 113. Kd7 Bb4 114. Kc7 Kf6 115. Kd7 Bc4 116. Kc8 Ke6 117. Kc7 Bb5 118. Kb6 Ba4 119. Kc7 Ba5+ 120. Kb7 Kd7 121. Ka6 Bc7 122. Ka7 Kc8 123. Ka6 Be8 124. Ka7 Bb5 125. Ka8 Bg3 126. Ka7 Bf2+ 127. Ka8 Bc6#) 105. Nh7+ Kf7 $2 (105... Ke6 $19 106. Ng5+ Kf5) 106. Ng5+ $15 Kg8 $2 ( 106... Kf6 $19 {( -> ...Be3)} 107. Nh7+ Kf5) 107. Kh5 Bf5 108. Nf3 Bf6 109. Nh4 Bd7 {...Kf7 is the strong threat.} 110. Nf3 Kf7 111. Ng5+ Kg7 112. Nf3 Be7 { Black is slightly better.} 113. Nh4 Kf6 114. Nf3 Bd6 {And now ...Ba4 would win. } 115. Nh4 Bg3 {Strongly threatening ...Bf2.} 116. Nf3 Bf4 {White must now prevent ...Be3.} 117. Nh4 Bc1 {aiming for ...Bd2.} 118. Nf3 Kf5 {Hoping for ... Ke4.} 119. Nh4+ Kf4 120. Kg6 Kg4 121. Ng2 Bd2 122. Kf6 Bc6 {Precision: White = 49%, Black = 57%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Arjun Kalyan"] [Black "Song, Yuxin"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B96"] [WhiteElo "2397"] [BlackElo "2075"] [Annotator "NA"] [PlyCount "68"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d6 {[%emt 0: 00:08]} 3. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 4. Nxd4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 5. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 6. Bg5 { [%emt 0:00:01]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 7. f4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 8. Bh4 {[%emt 0:00:24]} Qb6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 9. a3 {[%emt 0:00:49]} Be7 { [%emt 0:00:09]} 10. Bf2 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 11. Qf3 {[%emt 0: 00:50]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 12. O-O-O {[%emt 0:00:52]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 13. g4 {[%emt 0:00:54]} g5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 14. h4 {[%emt 0:02:32]} gxf4 { [%emt 0:00:10]} 15. Be2 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Ne5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 16. Qxf4 { [%emt 0:01:16]} Nexg4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 17. Bxg4 {[%emt 0:00:31]} e5 {[%emt 0: 00:06]} 18. Nd5 {[%emt 0:00:45]} Nxd5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 19. Qf3 {[%emt 0:00:32]} Nf4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 20. Nf5 {[%emt 0:10:45]} h5 {[%emt 0:04:06]} 21. Bh3 { [%emt 0:01:24]} Nxh3 {[%emt 0:00:36]} 22. Rxh3 {[%emt 0:03:29]} Bxf5 {[%emt 0: 00:14]} 23. Qxf5 {[%emt 0:02:54]} Qd7 {[%emt 0:00:31]} 24. Qf3 {[%emt 0:00:54]} Rg8 {[%emt 0:05:21]} 25. Rg3 {[%emt 0:10:02]} Rxg3 {[%emt 0:09:37]} 26. Qxg3 { [%emt 0:00:15]} Qg4 {[%emt 0:00:48]} 27. Qd3 {[%emt 0:03:31]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:10: 54]} 28. Rg1 {[%emt 0:05:05]} Qf4+ {[%emt 0:06:06]} 29. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:44]} Qf3 {[%emt 0:08:00]} 30. Kb1 {[%emt 0:25:33]} Rc4 {[%emt 0:02:01]} 31. b3 { [%emt 0:04:27]} Rxe4 {[%emt 0:08:16]} 32. Rg8+ {[%emt 0:00:46]} Kd7 {[%emt 0: 00:01]} 33. Qc3 {[%emt 0:00:29]} Qd1+ {[%emt 0:00:02]} 34. Ka2 {[%emt 0:10:05]} Bd8 {[%emt 0:03:09]} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Rajdeep Sarkar"] [Black "Adhiban, B."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D02"] [WhiteElo "2393"] [BlackElo "2661"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "98"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,98,20,6,0,10,8,15,17,-23,-24,-39,-31,-37,-34,-41,-37,-40,-18,-28,-38, -35,-33,-30,-28,-77,-68,-72,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-27,0,0,0,-27,-27,-27, -16,-27,-27,-27,-14,-14,-25,-32,0,0,0,0,0,-6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 c5 4. Bg2 cxd4 5. O-O g6 6. Nxd4 Bg7 7. c4 O-O 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nb5 a6 {D73: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 5 Nf3} (9... Be6 10. Nd4 {1/2-1/2 (12) Korobov,A (2664)-Jones,G (2651) Batumi 2018}) 10. N1c3 {LiveBook: 3 Games} ({Don't play} 10. Qxd5 Qxd5 11. Bxd5 axb5 $15) 10... axb5 11. Nxd5 Nc6 12. Bg5 Be6 13. Qd2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. e4 Ra4 14. a3 Bxb2 15. Rb1 Bg7 16. Rxb5 Rd4 17. Qb1 {1-0 (43) Bogosavljevic,B (2533)-Djuric,S (2462) Subotica 2008 }) 13... Bxd5 14. Bxd5 h6 15. Be3 e6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has some pressure.} 16. Bb3 Qxd2 17. Bxd2 Rfd8 18. Bc3 Bxc3 19. bxc3 Rd2 20. Rfe1 Na5 21. Kf1 Rc8 22. Rec1 Nxb3 (22... Rb2 $17 23. Bc2 Rxc3) 23. axb3 $17 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Rb2 24. b4 Kf8 25. Ra5 Rxb4 $1 26. cxb4 Rxc1+ $11 {KR-KR} 27. Kg2 Rc6 28. Rxb5 b6 29. Re5 Rc4 30. Rb5 Rc6 31. Re5 Ke7 32. Re4 Rc3 33. Rd4 b5 34. f4 f6 35. Kf2 Rb3 36. h4 h5 37. e3 {The position is equal.} Rb2+ 38. Kf3 Rc2 39. Ke4 f5+ 40. Kf3 $1 Rb2 41. e4 Rb3+ 42. Kf2 Rc3 43. e5 Rb3 44. Kg2 Re3 45. Kf2 Rc3 46. Kg2 Rc2+ 47. Kf3 Rc3+ 48. Kg2 Rc2+ 49. Kf3 Rc3+ {Precision: White = 79%, Black = 66%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Sidhant, Mohapatra"] [Black "Grandelius, Nils"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C88"] [WhiteElo "2382"] [BlackElo "2652"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "84"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 27,84,35,49,37,45,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,29,30,37,5,5,7,7,0,0,0,0,-1,45,-29,0,0, -5,-33,-38,-52,-54,-57,-56,-50,-10,-8,-8,-8,0,-70,-70,-77,-78,-77,-77,-77,-77, -79,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a4 Bg4 9. c3 O-O 10. h3 Bxf3 11. Qxf3 Na5 12. Bc2 b4 { C90: Closed Ruy Lopez with 7...d6: Early deviations} (12... c5 13. axb5 axb5 14. d3 Qd7 15. Nd2 Nc6 16. Rb1 d5 17. exd5 Nxd5 18. Nf1 Kh8 19. Bd2 f5 20. Ra1 Rad8 21. Ra6 Rf6 22. Raa1 h6 23. Qh5 Rdf8 24. Nh2 Rd6 25. Qe2 {1/2-1/2 (25) Dominguez Perez,L (2732)-Adams,M (2742) Baku 2015}) 13. d4 c5 14. d5 Nd7 { LiveBook: 3 Games. White is slightly better.} 15. Nd2 Bg5 16. Qg4 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 16. b3 Rb8 17. c4 g6 18. Qe2 Bh6 19. Bb2 Nf6 20. Nf1 {1/2-1/2 (53) Cesetti,C (2479)-Iotov,V (2498) ICCF email 2006}) 16... Rb8 17. Bd3 bxc3 18. bxc3 Bxd2 19. Bxd2 Nf6 20. Qe2 Nb3 $1 {[%cal Rb3a1]} 21. Ra2 (21. Rab1 { seems wilder.} Nxd2 22. Rxb8 Qxb8 23. Qxd2 Qb6 24. Qa2) 21... Nxd2 22. Rxd2 Qa5 23. Bxa6 Nxe4 24. Qxe4 {aiming for Qc4.} Qxa6 25. f4 exf4 26. Rf2 (26. Qxf4 $14 Rfe8 27. Rxe8+ Rxe8 28. Kh2) 26... Qa8 {...Rfe8 is the strong threat.} 27. Qxf4 Qxd5 28. Rd2 Qb3 29. Re3 d5 {[%cal Bd6d5,Bd5d4][%mdl 32]} 30. Qe5 Rbd8 31. a5 d4 32. Rg3 {[%csl Gg3][%cal Re5g7]} g6 {White must now prevent ...Rd5.} 33. Qxc5 Qb8 34. Kh2 (34. Rgd3 $11) 34... dxc3 $15 35. Qxc3 Rxd2 36. Qxd2 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} h5 37. Qd4 {[#]} Re8 $1 38. a6 {[#]} Re7 ({Black should play} 38... Rd8 $1 $17 {[%cal Rd8d4]} 39. Qe4 Rd1) 39. Kg1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] The position is equal. White has some pressure.} Qb1+ 40. Kh2 Qb8 41. Kg1 Qb1+ 42. Kh2 Qb8 {Precision: White = 57%, Black = 68%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Sadhwani, Raunak"] [Black "Kovalev, Vladislav"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C96"] [WhiteElo "2358"] [BlackElo "2648"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "142"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 27,142,10,10,11,26,20,27,20,36,32,31,-22,0,-40,16,30,12,18,20,0,0,-17,0, -27,-30,-35,-27,-60,-58,-50,-38,-91,-36,-127,-147,-135,-104,-194,-195,-252, -247,-245,-252,-253,-247,-522,-510,-472,-483,-452,-452,-453,-163,-94,0,0,199, -117,-109,-160,-123,-271,-271,-204,-178,-145,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,-8,-8,-8,-8,-27,-20,-128,-28,-29,-30,-30,-43,-67,-48,-189,-189,-450,-450, -387,-252,-2075,-1824,-1253,-1084,-29942,-11024,-29979,-29973,-29983,-29984, -29988,-29989]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Nd7 12. d5 Nb6 {C96: Closed Ruy Lopez: Chigorin Defence: 11 d4, replies other than 11...Qc7} 13. Nbd2 g6 ( 13... Bd7 14. Nf1 Nb7 15. b3 a5 16. Rb1 c4 17. bxc4 Nxc4 18. a4 Qc7 19. axb5 Nb6 20. Be3 {0-1 (58) Hou,Y (2680)-Caruana,F (2811) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 14. Nf1 f5 {LiveBook: 4 Games. The position is equal.} 15. Bh6 {[#]} Rf6 $146 ({ Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 15... Rf7 16. b3 f4 17. Qe2 Bf6 18. N1h2 Nb7 19. Reb1 b4 20. cxb4 cxb4 {1/2-1/2 (51) Gonzalez,B (2522)-Kreuzer,M (2627) ICCF email 2010}) 16. b3 {[%cal Bb2b3,Bb3b4][%mdl 32]} Bd7 17. Qe2 c4 18. b4 Nb7 $1 19. a3 (19. a4 $14) 19... a5 20. Rec1 Qc7 ({ Better is} 20... f4 $15) 21. Bg5 $11 {With the idea exf5.} Rf7 22. Bxe7 Rxe7 23. exf5 gxf5 24. Nh4 f4 25. Be4 Rg7 26. Kh2 $1 Qd8 27. Nf5 Bxf5 28. Bxf5 Kh8 29. Be6 (29. Be4 $15) 29... Qg5 (29... axb4 $6 30. axb4 Qe7 31. Rxa8+ Nxa8 32. Rd1 $11) (29... Qe7 $17) 30. Qe4 (30. g4 $1 $15) 30... Nd8 $17 {[%cal Bb7d8, Bd8f7,Bf7g5,Bg5h3][%mdl 32]} 31. Bg4 Nf7 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has strong initiative.} 32. Nd2 (32. bxa5 $17 Rxa5 33. Nd2) 32... Qh4 $1 $19 33. Qe2 (33. bxa5 $142 Ng5 34. Qc2 Rxa5 35. Nf3 Nxf3+ 36. Bxf3) 33... Rag8 ({Not} 33... Nxd5 34. Bf3 $11) 34. Bf3 Ng5 35. Rg1 Na4 36. Rac1 $2 {[#]} (36. Ne4 Nxe4 37. Qxe4 Qxf2 38. Rac1) 36... Nxh3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 37. gxh3 {[#]} Nxc3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 38. Rxc3 Rxg1 39. Ne4 axb4 $2 (39... Qh5 40. Rc2 Qg6) 40. axb4 {[#]} Qe7 (40... Qh5 $1 $17 {[%mdl 512]} 41. Rc2 (41. Bxh5 R8g2#) 41... Qg6) 41. Ra3 $11 h5 $2 ( 41... R1g6 $11 42. Ra1 Qg7) 42. Bh1 $2 (42. Bg4 $1 $18) 42... Qh7 $17 43. Qf3 ( 43. h4 $142) 43... Qg6 {[#] aiming for ...Re1.} 44. Nxd6 $1 {[%mdl 512] [#]} Rxh1+ $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]} (44... Qxd6 45. Qxh5+) 45. Qxh1 {Hoping for Ne4.} Qxd6 $17 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 46. Qe4 Qe7 (46... Qg6 $1 $17 {[%cal Rg6g1] ( -> ...Qg1#)} 47. Qxg6 (47. Qxe5+ $2 Rg7 $19) 47... Rxg6) 47. Ra1 $11 c3 48. Qf5 Qg5 49. Qxg5 Rxg5 {KR-KR} 50. d6 {Strongly threatening Ra8+.} Rg8 51. Rc1 Rd8 52. Rxc3 Kg7 53. Rc6 Kf7 54. Rb6 Ke6 {[#]} 55. d7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kxd7 56. Rxb5 Ke6 57. Kg2 Kf5 58. Rb7 Ke4 59. Rc7 {[#]} (59. Ra7 $1 $11 { remains equal.}) 59... Rg8+ ({Black should play} 59... f3+ $1 $17 60. Kh1 Rd2) 60. Kf1 Rb8 61. Rc4+ Kd3 62. Rc5 Kd4 ({Don't play} 62... Rxb4 $6 63. Rxe5 h4 64. Kg2 $14) 63. Rc7 ({White should try} 63. Ra5 $15) 63... Rxb4 $19 64. Kg2 $2 {[#]} (64. f3) 64... e4 $1 65. Rd7+ Kc3 66. Rf7 $2 (66. Kf1) 66... f3+ 67. Kg3 Kd3 68. h4 Rb1 69. Rd7+ Ke2 {Black mates.} 70. Re7 Rg1+ 71. Kh2 Rg4 {Precision: White = 36%, Black = 64%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Kowsarinia, Amir"] [Black "Sethuraman, S P."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E68"] [WhiteElo "2316"] [BlackElo "2631"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "92"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,92,47,44,52,0,32,45,49,47,57,60,52,10,9,3,17,20,18,0,2,7,0,0,-1,-4,0, 0,30,0,7,0,0,-65,-60,-67,-34,-44,-10,-76,-47,-117,-34,-47,-28,-133,-143,-130, -137,-204,-210,-209,-216,-216,-201,-202,-198,-210,-194,-170,-108,-775,-785, -732,-730,-1302,-1203,-7621,-11802,-6444,-6380]} 1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 Nbd7 7. Nc3 e5 8. e4 exd4 9. Nxd4 Re8 10. b3 Nc5 11. f3 a5 12. Be3 c6 13. Qd2 {LiveBook: 5 Games. E68: King's Indian: Fianchetto: 6...Nbd7 7 0-0 e5 8 e4} a4 {[#]} 14. Rad1 $146 (14. b4 $14) ({ Predecessor:} 14. Rab1 axb3 15. axb3 Nfd7 16. Rfd1 Ne5 17. Nde2 Ne6 18. h3 f5 19. Qxd6 Qa5 20. Qd2 Qb4 {1-0 (57) Harutyunian,T (2513)-Harutjunyan,G (2454) Yerevan 2017}) 14... Qa5 15. Rb1 {And now b4 would win.White is slightly better.} axb3 16. axb3 {aiming for b4.} Qc7 17. Rfd1 Nfd7 18. Nde2 Ra3 19. b4 ( {Of course not} 19. Qxd6 Qxd6 20. Rxd6 Nxb3 $17) 19... Na4 20. Nxa4 Rxa4 21. Qc2 Ra3 22. Qc1 Ra8 23. Kh1 Ne5 24. f4 Ng4 25. Bg1 $1 f5 26. Nc3 Nf6 {[%cal Rf6e4]} 27. c5 fxe4 {...d5 is the strong threat.} 28. Rxd6 (28. cxd6 $11 Qf7 29. b5) 28... Bf5 $1 $15 29. Be3 Qf7 30. h3 h5 31. Qd2 (31. b5 $11 {remains equal.}) 31... Ra3 32. Rc1 (32. b5 $15) 32... Rb3 (32... Rea8 $17 33. Rd8+ Rxd8 34. Qxd8+ Kh7) 33. b5 cxb5 {[%cal Bc6b5,Bb5b4][%mdl 32]} 34. Bf1 (34. Nxb5 $11 Nd5 35. Rxd5 Rxb5 36. Rd6) 34... b4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is on the roll.} 35. Nb5 {[#] Black must now prevent Bc4.} Rd3 $1 {[%cal Rd3d2][%mdl 512]} 36. Rxd3 (36. Qxb4 $17 Bxh3 37. Bxh3 Rxe3 38. Rg1) 36... exd3 $19 37. Nd6 Ne4 38. Nxf7 Nxd2 39. Bxd2 {Strongly threatening Nd6.} Kxf7 40. Bxb4 Be4+ 41. Bg2 Bc6 (41... Bxg2+ $19 42. Kxg2 Re4) 42. Re1 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (42. Rd1 $17) 42... Rxe1+ { Black is clearly winning.} 43. Bxe1 Bd4 44. Bxc6 bxc6 45. Kg2 Be3 46. Kf3 d2 { Precision: White = 38%, Black = 57%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad"] [Black "Jumabayev, Rinat"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A40"] [WhiteElo "2294"] [BlackElo "2612"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "70"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 29,70,0,18,10,10,10,15,18,14,0,0,0,0,-15,-14,-61,-20,-101,-68,-64,-29, -26,-26,-103,-108,-107,-110,-166,-171,-219,-197,-292,-292,-529,-492,-642,-642, -709,-709,-1631,-1497,-1562,-1247]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 c5 4. d5 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. Bg2 g6 7. Nf3 Bg7 8. O-O O-O 9. Nc3 Re8 10. Bf4 Ne4 11. Nxe4 Rxe4 12. Nd2 {A62: Modern Benoni: Fianchetto Variation without early ...Nbd7} Rxf4 13. gxf4 Bxb2 14. Rb1 Bg7 {[%cal Bb2g7,Bg7h6,Bh6f4][%mdl 32]} 15. e4 Bh6 { LiveBook: 3 Games} (15... Nd7 16. Qf3 b5 17. Rfe1 c4 18. e5 dxe5 19. Rxb5 Ba6 { 1-0 (50) Matlakov,M (2684)-Bologan,V (2654) Poikovsky 2016}) 16. e5 Bxf4 17. e6 $1 fxe6 18. dxe6 Nc6 19. Re1 Ne5 20. Nc4 $146 Bxe6 ({But not} 20... Nxc4 $2 21. e7 $18) 21. Nxe5 Bxe5 22. Rxb7 {Strongly threatening Bd5.} Qf6 ({Wrong is} 22... Bxa2 $2 23. Bd5+ Kh8 24. Bxa2 $18) 23. Rb3 (23. Bd5 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 23... Rc8 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is pushing.} 24. Bd5 c4 {[%cal Bc5c4,Bc4c3][%mdl 32]} 25. Rf3 Qe7 26. Rfe3 {[#]} (26. Ra3 $1 $11 {remains equal.} Bf7 27. f4 Bd4+ 28. Kf1) 26... Bxd5 $1 $17 27. Qxd5+ Qf7 28. Qe4 (28. Qxf7+ $17 {keeps fighting.} Kxf7 29. Kf1) 28... c3 $19 29. R3e2 Rc4 30. Qg2 ( 30. Qd3 {was forced.}) 30... Kg7 31. h3 $2 (31. Qh3) 31... Qf5 {Black is clearly winning.} 32. Rc1 {[#]} d5 $1 {[%cal Bd6d5,Bd5d4][%mdl 544]} 33. Rce1 ( 33. Qxd5 Bh2+) 33... Bf6 34. f3 d4 35. Qf1 Rc7 {Precision: White = 20%, Black = 82%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Srija, Seshadri"] [Black "Petrosian, Tigran L"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B09"] [WhiteElo "2264"] [BlackElo "2609"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "92"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,92,31,49,43,43,47,7,66,43,47,39,38,40,110,41,66,37,29,31,50,-104,-92, -147,-152,-139,-143,-145,-143,-156,-125,-161,-153,-162,-171,-227,-217,-300, -181,-241,-185,-206,-199,-270,-260,-337,-266,-288,-270,-444,-444,-545,-515, -566,-562,-812,-813,-813,-813,-914,-914,-1930,-1587,-5932,-5870,-6474,-5932, -29975,-29975,-29977,-29980,-12847,-7476]} 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. f4 Nf6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Bd3 Na6 7. O-O c5 8. d5 Rb8 9. Kh1 Bg4 10. h3 {B09: Pirc Defence: Austrian Attack} Bxf3 11. Rxf3 Nc7 12. a4 {LiveBook: 13 Games. White is slightly better.} e6 (12... b6 13. Nb5 Rb7 14. Qe2 Nfe8 15. c3 a6 16. Na3 Nf6 17. Nc4 Qd7 {1-0 (34) Anand,V (2775)-Ivanchuk,V (2757) Leuven 2017}) 13. f5 Nd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... exd5 14. exd5 Ncxd5 15. Nxd5 Nxd5 16. fxg6 hxg6 17. Bxg6 fxg6 18. Qxd5+ Kh7 19. Bf4 Bxb2 20. Re1 Be5 21. Bxe5 dxe5 22. Qxd8 { 1/2-1/2 (22) Adam,C (2196)-Baumgartner,M (2214) ICCF email 2011}) 14. Qf1 Re8 ( 14... Qe7 $11) 15. Rg3 {dxe6 is the strong threat.} Ne5 16. Bg5 Qd7 17. f6 Bh8 (17... Nxd3 $14 18. Rxd3 (18. fxg7 Nb4 $11) 18... Bf8) 18. Be2 (18. Bb5 $1 $16 {[%cal Rb5d7]} Nxb5 19. axb5 (19. Qxb5 h6 $11)) 18... a6 19. Qf4 b5 20. axb5 axb5 {White should prevent ...b4.} 21. Ra7 $2 (21. dxe6 $1 $14 {keeps the upper hand.} Nxe6 22. Qd2) 21... Nxd5 $1 $17 22. Nxd5 (22. exd5 $142 Qxa7 23. Bxb5) 22... Qxa7 23. Ne7+ {[#]} Rxe7 $1 24. fxe7 {Threatens to win with Bxb5!} Qd7 25. Ra3 Bg7 26. Qf1 c4 27. Qa1 {and if Ra8 works, White does fine.} Qe8 28. Ra7 {[#]} (28. Ra6 $142) 28... Nc6 $1 $19 {[%cal Rc6a7]} 29. Rc7 Ra8 30. Qg1 ( 30. Qc1 $142) 30... Bd4 31. Qd1 {[#] aiming for Rxc6!} Be5 $1 32. c3 {[#]} (32. Bf3 {keeps fighting.}) 32... h6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 33. Bxh6 Nxe7 34. Bg5 Nc6 35. g4 $2 (35. Qf1) 35... Qb8 36. Rxc6 {Black must now prevent Kg2.} Qb7 37. Rxd6 Bxd6 38. Bf3 Be5 39. Kg2 b4 40. Bf6 Qc7 41. Qe2 bxc3 42. bxc3 Bxf6 43. e5 Rd8 44. exf6 Qf4 45. Qe4 Rd2+ 46. Kf1 Qxf6 {Precision: White = 37%, Black = 65%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "El Jawich, Amro"] [Black "Narayanan S L"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C44"] [WhiteElo "2254"] [BlackElo "2568"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "90"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,90,-2,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-11,-9,-9,-6,-12,0,-1,0,0,0,0,10, 0,9,0,0,0,10,12,9,15,24,19,106,61,102,76,102,102,106,106,106,101,90,104,74,-26, -21,-72,-8,-8,-8,-264,-227,-1403,-1391,-1114,-998,-4148,-4133,-29949,-29940, -6187,-5897]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3 d5 5. exd5 Qxd5 6. cxd4 Bg4 7. Be2 O-O-O 8. Nc3 Qd7 9. O-O Bxf3 10. Bxf3 Nxd4 11. Be3 Nf6 12. Bxd4 { C44: Ponziani Opening and Scotch Gambit} Qxd4 13. Qb3 Qb4 (13... Qb6 14. Qxf7 { 1/2-1/2 (14) Kenworthy,G (2269)-Horner,J (2354) Blackpool 2003}) 14. Qxf7 { The position is equal.} Rd7 15. Qe6 Bd6 16. Ne4 Re8 17. Nxd6+ Qxd6 18. Qb3 Qb6 19. Qxb6 $146 (19. Qc3 {looks sharper.} g5 20. Rfe1 Red8 21. Rad1 Rxd1 22. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 23. Bxd1 Kb8 24. Bf3) ({Predecessor:} 19. Qc3 a6 {1/2-1/2 (31) Fabig,H (2012)-Langer,R (2084) GER email 2014}) 19... axb6 20. Rfd1 c6 21. Kf1 Rf7 22. Re1 Ref8 23. Re5 Kc7 24. Rae1 Kd6 25. Bd1 Rd7 26. Bc2 b5 27. h3 Ra8 28. a3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has some pressure.} Rf8 29. g3 g6 30. Kg2 c5 (30... Kc7 $11) 31. f4 b6 32. Rd1+ Kc7 33. Rxd7+ Kxd7 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 34. Bd3 c4 35. Be2 Re8 36. Rxe8 Nxe8 {KB-KN} 37. a4 (37. Kf3 $16) 37... bxa4 $11 { aiming for ...c3!} 38. Bxc4 {[#]} Nd6 (38... Kc6 $1 $17) 39. Bg8 $1 Ke7 40. g4 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} ({Not} 40. Bxh7 $2 Kf7 $19) (40. Kf2 $11 {and White is okay.}) 40... b5 $1 $19 {[%cal Bb6b5,Bb5b4][%mdl 32] Strongly threatening ... Nc4.} 41. Bd5 $2 ({But not} 41. Bxh7 Kf7 $19) (41. Kf1 Nc4 42. Ke2 Nxb2 43. Kd2 ) 41... Nc4 42. Kf3 Nxb2 43. Ke2 Nc4 44. Be4 a3 45. Bb1 b4 {Precision: White = 52%, Black = 53%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Mohannad, Farhan"] [Black "Abdusattorov, Nodirbek"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E11"] [WhiteElo "2219"] [BlackElo "2540"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "94"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,94,24,14,12,26,19,29,27,12,11,16,3,31,12,6,11,17,11,36,31,42,23,47, 16,30,0,28,0,0,0,13,0,0,0,0,0,13,13,72,-7,0,-21,0,0,0,0,7,11,15,0,0,0,56,0,57, 0,36,-110,-104,-95,-96,-270,-271,-271,-270,-267,-269,-261,-281,-605,-596,-643, -623,-2058,-1474,-4782,-4541,-1534,-764]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 a5 5. g3 b6 6. Bg2 Bb7 7. O-O O-O 8. Nc3 Ne4 9. Nxe4 {E16: Queen's Indian: 4 g3 Bb7 5 Bg2 Bb4+} Bxe4 {LiveBook: 8 Games} 10. Rc1 Na6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... Bxd2 11. Qxd2 d6 12. Qe3 Bb7 13. Qd3 Nc6 14. Rfd1 {0-1 (28) Deac,B (2566) -Ivanchuk,V (2729) Medias 2017}) 11. a3 {White has an edge.} Be7 12. Ne5 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 Bf6 14. Nf3 Qc8 15. Bg5 Bxg5 16. Nxg5 Qb7+ 17. Kg1 f5 (17... h6 { feels hotter.} 18. Nf3 d6 19. Qc2 Nb8 20. e4 Nd7) 18. Nf3 (18. Qb3 {keeps more tension.} h6 19. Nh3 c5 20. e3 Kh7 21. f3) 18... d6 19. Rb1 Nb8 20. b4 Nd7 21. Qb3 Nf6 22. Rfc1 axb4 23. axb4 Rfe8 24. Ra1 Qe4 25. Qb2 h6 26. b5 Nd7 27. Ra6 e5 (27... f4 $11) 28. Rca1 (28. dxe5 $16 dxe5 29. Rd1) 28... Rac8 $11 29. R6a3 Qg4 30. Rd1 e4 31. Ne1 {[%cal Bf3e1,Be1g2,Bg2e3,Be3d5][%mdl 32]} Nf8 32. Ng2 Ne6 33. Ne3 Qh5 34. Nd5 Kh8 (34... f4 $11) 35. Kg2 (35. Qd2 $14) 35... Rf8 ( 35... f4 $11) 36. Qc2 (36. f4 $1 $14) 36... Rce8 37. Re3 (37. f4 $14 {stays ahead.}) 37... f4 $17 38. Rxe4 {[#] Hoping for Qd3.} f3+ $1 ({Reject} 38... fxg3 $6 39. hxg3 Qf5 40. f3 $11) 39. Kh1 $2 {[#]} (39. Kg1 $17 {was the only chance.} Qh3 40. exf3) 39... Nxd4 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]} 40. Rdxd4 fxe2 41. Qxe2 Qxe2 42. Rxe2 Rxe2 43. Rf4 $2 (43. Nf4 Re1+ 44. Kg2) 43... Rxf4 {Black is clearly winning.} 44. gxf4 Rxf2 45. Nxc7 Rxf4 {KR-KN} 46. Nd5 Rxc4 47. Nxb6 Rc5 {Precision: White = 24%, Black = 43%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Poormosavi, Seyed Kian"] [Black "Vishnu Prasanna V"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B10"] [WhiteElo "2218"] [BlackElo "2510"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "62"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,62,0,0,2,0,-22,0,-23,-24,-40,-28,-50,-47,-115,-117,-207,-141,-201, -196,-204,-144,-272,-288,-311,-301,-302,-298,-293,-292,-640,-643,-641,-633, -619,-628,-5610,-665,-633,-619,-613,-609,-611,-593,-1749,-770,-1779,-1635]} 1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ exf6 6. d4 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O Bg4 9. h3 Bh5 {LiveBook: 18 Games. B15: Caro-Kann: 3 Nc3: 3...g6 and 3... dxe4 4 Nxe4 Nf6 5 Nxf6+ exf6} 10. c4 (10. Be4 Re8 11. Qd3 Bg6 12. Bxg6 hxg6 13. Bd2 Nd7 {1/2-1/2 (13) Ghaem Maghami,E (2574)-Berkes,F (2648) Rasht 2017}) 10... Re8 11. b3 Nd7 {[%cal Bb8d7,Bd7f8,Bf8e6][%mdl 32] The position is equal.} 12. Bb2 Nf8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... Qc7 13. Bf5 Nf8 14. g4 Bg6 15. Nh4 Bxf5 16. Nxf5 Bf4 17. Qf3 {1/2-1/2 (80) Krysztofiak,M (2140)-Tarachowicz,A (2030) Warsaw 1997}) 13. g4 Bg6 14. Nh4 Ne6 15. Ng2 (15. Re1 $15) 15... Bc7 16. f4 ( 16. Bf5 $17 {keeps fighting.}) 16... Bb6 17. f5 (17. Kh1 $17 Bxd3 18. Qxd3) 17... Bxd4+ $19 18. Bxd4 Qxd4+ 19. Kh2 {[#]} (19. Rf2 $17 {is the only way for White.} Rad8 20. Bc2) 19... Rad8 $1 20. Rf3 {intending Qf1.} Nc5 21. Nf4 Nxd3 22. Nxd3 Re3 23. fxg6 $2 (23. Rc1 Rxd3 24. Rxd3 Qxd3 25. Qxd3 Rxd3 26. Rg1) 23... Rxf3 {Black is clearly winning.} ({Not} 23... Rxd3 24. Rxd3 Qxd3 25. Qxd3 $17) 24. Qxf3 {Threatens to win with gxf7+.} Qxa1 25. gxf7+ Kxf7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQN} 26. a4 Qd4 (26... Qc3 $142 27. Kh1 Rxd3) 27. Nf2 Qe5+ 28. Kg2 Rd2 29. h4 a5 30. h5 Qd4 (30... Qc5 $142 31. Qg3 Ke6) 31. Kg3 {[#]} Qxf2+ $1 { Precision: White = 13%, Black = 78%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Nyazi, Nehad"] [Black "Mohammed Ahmed said Al Amri"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D05"] [WhiteElo "2213"] [BlackElo "1822"] [Annotator "NA"] [PlyCount "61"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e6 { [%emt 0:00:17]} 3. e3 {[%emt 0:00:08]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 4. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00: 06]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:34]} 5. O-O {[%emt 0:00:10]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:18]} 6. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 7. Qe2 {[%emt 0:01:31]} c5 {[%emt 0:01: 10]} 8. c3 {[%emt 0:00:08]} b6 {[%emt 0:00:44]} 9. e4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} dxe4 { [%emt 0:00:52]} 10. Nxe4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:00:29]} 11. Rd1 { [%emt 0:07:25]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:04:12]} 12. Bg5 {[%emt 0:05:07]} Rfe8 {[%emt 0:04: 27]} 13. dxc5 {[%emt 0:16:49]} Nxc5 {[%emt 0:03:02]} 14. Nxc5 {[%emt 0:02:53]} Bxc5 {[%emt 0:06:52]} 15. Ne5 {[%emt 0:19:16]} Be7 {[%emt 0:08:26]} 16. Rd2 { [%emt 0:17:04]} Rad8 {[%emt 0:00:36]} 17. Rad1 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Rd5 {[%emt 0: 06:54]} 18. f4 {[%emt 0:03:07]} Red8 {[%emt 0:03:18]} 19. c4 {[%emt 0:05:35]} Rd4 {[%emt 0:01:00]} 20. Bxf6 {[%emt 0:01:48]} Bxf6 {[%emt 0:25:23]} 21. Bxh7+ {[%emt 0:00:19]} Kxh7 {[%emt 0:00:54]} 22. Rxd4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Rxd4 {[%emt 0: 02:13]} 23. Rxd4 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Bc8 {[%emt 0:03:26]} 24. b4 {[%emt 0:02:42]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 25. Qe4 {[%emt 0:04:05]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:01:23]} 26. Rd7 { [%emt 0:02:49]} Bxe5 {[%emt 0:09:50]} 27. Rxc7 {[%emt 0:00:22]} Bxe4 {[%emt 0: 00:13]} 28. fxe5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:36]} 29. Rxa7 {[%emt 0:00:08] } Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 30. c5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} bxc5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 31. bxc5 { [%emt 0:00:13]} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Ma, Lin"] [Black "Dixit, Nikhil"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E63"] [WhiteElo "2156"] [BlackElo "2285"] [Annotator "NA"] [PlyCount "49"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:38]} 2. g3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} g6 { [%emt 0:00:11]} 3. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 4. O-O {[%emt 0: 00:06]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:03]} 5. c4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 6. d4 { [%emt 0:00:05]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 7. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:37]} a6 {[%emt 0:01:12] } 8. h3 {[%emt 0:01:01]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:09:55]} 9. e4 {[%emt 0:04:29]} e5 { [%emt 0:09:41]} 10. Be3 {[%emt 0:08:41]} Qc8 {[%emt 0:11:33]} 11. Kh2 {[%emt 0: 10:43]} Re8 {[%emt 0:12:01]} 12. dxe5 {[%emt 0:00:50]} dxe5 {[%emt 0:03:11]} 13. Qc2 {[%emt 0:01:54]} Na5 {[%emt 0:14:31]} 14. c5 {[%emt 0:13:41]} b6 { [%emt 0:10:01]} 15. Nd2 {[%emt 0:08:04]} bxc5 {[%emt 0:04:26]} 16. Bxc5 { [%emt 0:03:08]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:02:36]} 17. Nb3 {[%emt 0:14:17]} a5 {[%emt 0:02: 06]} 18. Be3 {[%emt 0:05:17]} a4 {[%emt 0:05:09]} 19. Nc5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Nd4 {[%emt 0:00:26]} 20. Bxd4 {[%emt 0:20:38]} exd4 {[%emt 0:00:22]} 21. N3xa4 { [%emt 0:00:06]} Bb5 {[%emt 0:06:41]} 22. Rfe1 {[%emt 0:04:41]} Nd7 {[%emt 0:01: 49]} 23. Bf1 {[%emt 0:02:22]} Bc6 {[%emt 0:02:29]} 24. Rad1 {[%emt 0:00:22]} Nxc5 {[%emt 0:01:11]} 25. Nxc5 {[%emt 0:00:26]} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Mahitosh Dey"] [Black "Erigaisi Arjun"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A06"] [WhiteElo "1913"] [BlackElo "2481"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "64"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,64,7,8,-14,0,-10,-10,-10,4,0,2,14,12,8,17,-16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-12,0, -14,0,-48,-43,-31,-14,-204,-183,-289,-284,-336,-314,-618,-609,-612,-619,-613, -575,-599,-474,-609,-563,-29976,-29977,-29979,-29980]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bg4 3. Bg2 Nd7 4. O-O c6 5. d4 e6 6. Bf4 Ngf6 7. Nbd2 Be7 8. c4 O-O {LiveBook: 7 Games } 9. c5 {A07: Réti Opening: New York and Capablanca Systems} (9. a3 a5 10. h3 Bf5 11. Nh4 a4 12. Nxf5 exf5 13. Qc2 Ne4 14. cxd5 cxd5 15. Rac1 Ndf6 16. Nf3 Qd7 {1-0 (62) Dzagnidze,N (2550)-Guseva,M (2371) Khanty-Mansiysk 2014}) 9... Re8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9... b6 10. b4 a5 11. a3 Qc8 12. h3 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 Qb7 14. Qc2 axb4 15. axb4 h6 16. g4 Rfe8 {0-1 (48) Gabriel,A (2129)-Kuchynka,L (2310) Czechia 2012}) 10. h3 Bh5 11. b4 {The position is equal.} a5 12. a3 Ne4 13. Nxe4 dxe4 14. Nd2 f5 15. f3 Nf6 (15... Bf6 {feels hotter.} 16. Be3 exf3 17. exf3 axb4 18. axb4 Rxa1 19. Qxa1 f4) 16. Nc4 ({Of course not} 16. fxe4 Qxd4+ 17. Kh2 e5 $17) 16... axb4 17. axb4 exf3 18. Bxf3 Bxf3 19. exf3 (19. Rxf3 { with more complications.} Rxa1 20. Qxa1 Qd5 21. Nb6 Qe4 22. Re3) 19... Nd5 20. Be5 f4 21. gxf4 Rxa1 22. Qxa1 Rf8 23. Qc1 $2 {[#]} (23. Kh2 $11) 23... Bf6 $1 $19 24. f5 (24. Qc2 $142) 24... Bxe5 (24... exf5 25. f4 $17) 25. dxe5 Qh4 ({Not } 25... exf5 26. f4 $17) ({Less strong is} 25... Nxb4 26. f6 $15) 26. f6 $2 ( 26. Nd6 Qg3+ 27. Kh1) 26... Qg3+ 27. Kh1 Qxh3+ 28. Kg1 {White wants to play Qg5.} Qg3+ 29. Kh1 Nxf6 30. Nd6 Nh5 {[#] ( -> ...Rf4)} 31. f4 Qh4+ 32. Kg1 Nxf4 {Precision: White = 28%, Black = 44%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Bommini Mounika Akshaya"] [Black "Aditya Mittal"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D00"] [WhiteElo "1831"] [BlackElo "2212"] [Annotator "NA"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 2. Bf4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 { [%emt 0:00:05]} 3. e3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 4. c3 {[%emt 0:00: 06]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 5. Nd2 {[%emt 0:00:08]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 6. Ngf3 { [%emt 0:00:03]} cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 7. exd4 {[%emt 0:00:14]} Nh5 {[%emt 0:00: 20]} 8. Be3 {[%emt 0:02:15]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 9. Ne5 {[%emt 0:07:18]} g6 { [%emt 0:13:04]} 10. Ndf3 {[%emt 0:07:41]} f6 {[%emt 0:03:27]} 11. Nxc6 { [%emt 0:23:45]} bxc6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 12. Bh6 {[%emt 0:01:48]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:05: 55]} 13. g3 {[%emt 0:05:21]} Ng7 {[%emt 0:12:28]} 14. Be2 {[%emt 0:07:43]} Nf5 {[%emt 0:08:43]} 15. Bd2 {[%emt 0:03:05]} e5 {[%emt 0:01:15]} 16. O-O {[%emt 0: 05:29]} e4 {[%emt 0:02:23]} 17. Ne1 {[%emt 0:00:13]} h5 {[%emt 0:02:25]} 18. h4 {[%emt 0:13:36]} Bxg3 {[%emt 0:12:07]} 19. fxg3 {[%emt 0:02:54]} Qxg3+ { [%emt 0:00:14]} 20. Ng2 {[%emt 0:02:35]} Nxh4 {[%emt 0:00:22]} 21. Rf2 { [%emt 0:01:08]} e3 {[%emt 0:00:31]} 22. Bxe3 {[%emt 0:02:46]} Nxg2 {[%emt 0:00: 11]} 23. Rxg2 {[%emt 0:02:15]} Qxe3+ {[%emt 0:00:02]} 24. Kh1 {[%emt 0:00:38]} Bh3 {[%emt 0:07:45]} 25. Rh2 {[%emt 0:01:57]} Bf5 {[%emt 0:01:06]} 26. Bf3 { [%emt 0:02:09]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 27. Bg2 {[%emt 0:01:43]} h4 {[%emt 0:06: 31]} 28. Qf1 {[%emt 0:03:32]} h3 {[%emt 0:05:29]} 29. Bf3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Be4 {[%emt 0:08:57]} 30. Bxe4 {[%emt 0:00:54]} Qxe4+ {[%emt 0:00:08]} 31. Kg1 { [%emt 0:00:11]} Rh4 {[%emt 0:01:03]} 32. Rf2 {[%emt 0:01:51]} Rg4+ {[%emt 0:05: 17]} 33. Kh2 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Rg2+ {[%emt 0:00:06]} 34. Rxg2 {[%emt 0:00:12]} hxg2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 35. Qxg2 {[%emt 0:00:14]} Rh8+ {[%emt 0:00:05]} 36. Kg1 { [%emt 0:00:25]} Qe3+ {[%emt 0:00:05]} 37. Kf1 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Rh4 {[%emt 0:01: 09]} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Khezrian, Nooralzahra"] [Black "Amin, Bassem"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B04"] [WhiteElo "1401"] [BlackElo "2700"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "84"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 9,84,29,27,10,25,-44,-19,-116,-115,-114,-122,-112,-106,-136,-34,-42,-33, -29,-38,-96,-98,-98,-98,-143,-151,-159,-145,-151,-144,-166,-166,-180,-182,-210, -208,-268,-274,-266,-269,-429,-429,-418,-415,-407,-387,-464,-454,-613,-569, -779,-763,-731,-718,-895,-882,-797,-774,-29973,-29974,-29974,-29973,-29975, -12504,-29978,-29979,-29985,-29986,-29985,-29984,-29984,-29985,-29985,-29986, -29987,-29988,-29988,-29989]} 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 g6 5. c4 Nb6 {LiveBook: 164 Games} 6. Bf4 {B04: Alekhine's Defence: 4 Nf3} (6. exd6 cxd6 7. Nc3 Bg7 8. Be3 O-O 9. Be2 Nc6 10. O-O Bg4 11. b3 d5 12. c5 Nc8 13. h3 Bxf3 14. Bxf3 e6 15. b4 a6 16. Rb1 N8e7 17. g4 f5 18. Ne2 fxg4 19. Bxg4 Nf5 20. Qd2 Kh8 21. Rb3 e5 22. Bxf5 Rxf5 {0-1 (54) Potapov,P (2479)-Zvjaginsev,V (2643) St Petersburg 2017}) 6... Bg7 7. Qd2 ({White should play} 7. Nc3 $11) 7... Bg4 $15 8. Ng5 $146 (8. Qe3 $11) ({Predecessor:} 8. Be2 Nc6 9. O-O dxe5 10. dxe5 O-O 11. Qe3 Bxf3 12. gxf3 Qd4 13. Qxd4 Nxd4 {0-1 (57) Salman,M (2085)-Ghader Pour, S (2185) Teheran 2008}) 8... dxe5 $17 9. dxe5 {[#] And now Qxd8+ would win.} Nc6 10. h3 Bf5 11. Nf3 Bxb1 ({Better is} 11... Na4 $17 {aiming for ...Qxd2+.} 12. b3 Qxd2+ 13. Nbxd2 Nb4) 12. Qxd8+ $15 Rxd8 (12... Nxd8 {is more complex.} 13. Rxb1 Ne6 14. Bd2 Nd7 15. Bc3 Ndc5) 13. Rxb1 e6 14. Rd1 ({White should try} 14. c5 $15 Nd5 15. Bg5) 14... Rxd1+ $17 15. Kxd1 Nd7 16. Nd2 Bxe5 17. Bxe5 Ndxe5 18. f4 Nd7 19. Nf3 Ke7 20. Be2 Rd8 21. Kc2 Nf6 22. Rd1 Rxd1 23. Bxd1 $19 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBN-KNN} Nh5 24. Ne5 (24. Ng1 $142) 24... Nxf4 25. Nxc6+ bxc6 {[%cal Bb7c6,Bc6c5][%mdl 32] KB-KN} 26. Bf3 Kd6 27. b4 c5 28. b5 f5 29. h4 e5 {[%cal Be6e5,Be5e4][%mdl 32]} 30. g3 Ne6 31. Bd5 e4 32. Kd2 Ke5 33. Bxe6 Kxe6 {KP-KP} 34. Ke2 Ke5 35. Ke3 h6 {[%cal Bh7h6,Bh6g5,Bg5f4][%mdl 32]} 36. a4 g5 {Black mates.} 37. hxg5 hxg5 38. a5 f4+ 39. gxf4+ gxf4+ 40. Ke2 Kd4 41. b6 cxb6 42. axb6 axb6 {Precision: White = 20%, Black = 78%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Zayed, Sultan Al Taher"] [Black "Vignesh N R"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A45"] [WhiteElo "1211"] [BlackElo "2475"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "68"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,68,0,0,0,12,-36,-36,-34,-14,-23,-24,-63,-16,-390,-396,-384,-393,-471, -473,-480,-479,-468,-464,-544,-536,-526,-519,-520,-483,-445,-429,-559,-560, -552,-534,-558,-553,-504,-445,-743,-737,-729,-587,-29989,-29990,-29989,-29985] } 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nd2 g6 6. Bd3 Bg7 7. Ngf3 O-O 8. h3 {D02: 1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 sidelines, including 2...Nf6 3 g3 and 2...Nf6 3 Bf4} Nd7 9. O-O e5 10. dxe5 Ndxe5 11. Be2 Re8 (11... Nxf3+) 12. Nxe5 Nxe5 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 13. Nf3 Nc6 14. c4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. Re1 Be6 15. Ng5 {1-0 (43) Horvath,I (2294)-Marton,J (2157) Hungary 2009}) 14... d4 $1 15. exd4 $1 { next d5 is good for White.} Nxd4 16. Nxd4 Bxd4 17. Qd2 Qf6 {...Rxe2! is the strong threat.} (17... g5 $5 18. Be3 Bxe3 19. Qxd8 Rxd8 20. fxe3 Rd2 $15) 18. Bg5 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (18. Bf3 $11) 18... Rxe2 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]} 19. Qxe2 Qxg5 20. Kh1 Bd7 21. Rad1 Re8 22. Qd2 Qh4 23. Rde1 Rxe1 24. Qxe1 Bc6 {[#] ( -> ...Qxh3+)} 25. f3 Qf4 26. Qc1 Be3 27. Qd1 Qxc4 28. Re1 Qd4 29. Qe2 Bf4 30. Rd1 Qe5 31. Qc4 (31. Qxe5 $142 Bxe5 32. Rd8+ Kg7 33. b3) 31... Qg5 32. Qc3 Bc7 33. g4 Qf4 {[%csl Gc7][%cal Rf4h2]} 34. Rd2 Be5 {Precision: White = 36%, Black = 78%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Wang, Hao"] [Black "Tabatabaei, M amin"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C78"] [WhiteElo "2707"] [BlackElo "2605"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "85"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,85,35,67,59,50,57,56,61,69,69,77,42,50,23,49,55,64,70,78,76,111,99, 97,99,86,69,69,69,70,79,85,64,81,75,74,79,75,81,68,69,181,180,250,139,106,107, 139,86,254,278,625,616,589,585,835,485,832,810,3241,0,3228,3215,2120,1870]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bb7 7. d3 Be7 8. Nbd2 { [%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f1,Bf1g3][%mdl 32]} O-O 9. Re1 d6 10. a3 Qd7 {C88: Closed Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall Systems} (10... Re8 11. Nf1 Bf8 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bh4 g6 14. Ne3 Bg7 15. Qd2 Qd7 16. Bxf6 Bxf6 17. Bd5 Rab8 18. h3 {0-1 (53) Zhigalko,S (2671)-Bu,X (2705) Doha 2016}) 11. Nf1 Rae8 12. Ng3 Bd8 {LiveBook: 7 Games. White is slightly better.} 13. c3 Ne7 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 13... Na5 14. Ba2 c5 15. b4 cxb4 16. axb4 Nc6 17. h3 d5 18. Qb3 dxe4 19. dxe4 {1/2-1/2 (42) Vysochin,S (2539)-Soltanici,R (2372) Kiev 2015}) 14. d4 exd4 15. cxd4 (15. Qxd4 $6 c5 $11) 15... Ng6 {[%cal Rf6e4]} 16. Bc2 $1 c5 17. d5 Ng4 18. h3 N4e5 19. Nh2 Bb6 20. f4 c4+ 21. Kf1 {[#]} Nd3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 22. Bxd3 cxd3 23. Qxd3 Qd8 {Threatening ...Qh4.} 24. Bd2 { [%cal Bc1d2,Bd2b4,Bb4d6][%mdl 32]} Qh4 {White must now prevent ...f5.} 25. Ng4 Bc8 26. Qf3 $1 h5 27. Nf2 Bd7 28. Bb4 Bxf2 29. Qxf2 Nxf4 30. Bxd6 Nd3 31. Qf3 Nxe1 ({Better is} 31... Ne5 $14 32. Bxe5 Rxe5) 32. Rxe1 $18 g6 (32... a5 $142 33. Kg1 (33. Nxh5 b4 $16) (33. Bxf8 Rxf8 34. Kg1 Qg5 $16) 33... f5) 33. Kg1 ({ Resist} 33. Bxf8 $6 Rxf8 34. b4 Re8) (33. e5 $18) 33... f5 $16 {Strongly threatening ...f4.} 34. Bxf8 Rxf8 {[#]} 35. Rf1 (35. exf5 $142 $1 {Threatens to win with Re4.} Qd4+ 36. Qe3 Qxe3+ 37. Rxe3) 35... f4 $2 (35... Qe7 $16) 36. Ne2 $18 g5 $2 (36... Qe7 37. Rf2 (37. Nxf4 g5 $16) 37... Qg7) 37. e5 g4 38. Qe4 gxh3 39. Qg6+ Kh8 {[#] intending ...Rf5.} 40. Nxf4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} hxg2 (40... Rxf4 41. Qh6+) 41. Qh6+ Kg8 {[#] ( -> ...Qh1+)} 42. Qxf8+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kxf8 43. Nxg2+ {Precision: White = 65%, Black = 47%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Artemiev, Vladislav"] [Black "Firouzja, Alireza"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2701"] [BlackElo "2572"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "99"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,99,23,10,56,25,27,21,19,21,23,27,79,43,75,42,75,-8,2,0,0,-7,62,63, 117,54,56,50,62,43,66,54,88,88,69,76,58,0,5,0,53,53,74,55,70,43,62,63,65,69, 175,166,175,170,172,164,201,191,193,182,181,201,299,194,222,215,478,517,487, 491,5314,5314,5314,5310,3259,2841,1960,1679,29991,29991,29992,29993,29993, 29993]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. b3 Bg7 4. Bb2 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. c4 e5 7. d3 Nh5 8. Nc3 Nc6 9. O-O f5 10. e3 {LiveBook: 12 Games} g5 {A15: English Opening: 1... Nf6} (10... h6 11. a3 a5 12. Nd2 Nf6 13. Nd5 Be6 14. f4 Kh7 15. Qc2 Qd7 16. Rae1 Rae8 17. Bc3 Bxd5 18. cxd5 {1/2-1/2 (65) Kramnik,V (2793)-Nakamura,H (2786) London 2013}) 11. Nd2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Ne1 g4 12. f3 Ne7 13. fxg4 fxg4 14. Rxf8+ Qxf8 15. Nc2 c6 16. Qd2 Qf6 17. Rf1 Qh6 18. Ne4 {1-0 (46) Spraggett,K (2580)-Zapata,A (2515) Cienfuegos 1997}) 11... Nf6 12. Nd5 Nxd5 { The position is equal.} 13. cxd5 Ne7 14. Rc1 Ng6 (14... Bd7 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 15. Rc4 {Hoping for Qc2.} Rf7 16. a4 a5 {[#]} 17. Qc2 (17. Qh5 $1 $16) 17... b6 $11 18. Rc1 {[%cal Rc4c7]} Ra7 $1 19. Rc6 Ba6 (19... g4 $11) 20. e4 $1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is more active.} Qd7 {[#]} ({Better is} 20... Qf6 $14) 21. exf5 (21. Nf3 $1 $16) 21... Qxf5 22. Nc4 Qf6 23. Ne3 Bxd3 24. Qd2 Bf5 25. Nxf5 Qxf5 26. Qe2 Qd7 27. Qh5 (27. Be4 $14) 27... Qf5 $1 $11 {[%cal Rf5f2]} 28. Qe2 Qd7 $1 29. Qc2 {[%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} Nf8 30. Be4 Kh8 31. Bc3 Qd8 32. Bd2 Qf6 33. Be3 h6 (33... Qd8 $14) 34. Qe2 $18 Kg8 35. R1c4 Qd8 36. Qc2 Rb7 37. Bf5 Bf6 38. b4 axb4 39. Rxb4 Qa8 (39... Ra7 $142 40. Rbc4 Rb7) 40. Kg2 Kg7 41. h4 Ra7 $2 (41... Kg8 {is a better defense.} 42. Qe4 Rg7) 42. hxg5 Bxg5 43. Rg4 {[%cal Bb4g4,Bg4g5,Bg5h5][%mdl 32]} Ra5 (43... Qd8 $142 44. f4 Qf6) 44. Bxg5 hxg5 45. Rxg5+ Kf6 46. Rh5 {White wants to mate with Be6.} Rxd5 47. Be4 Qa5 48. Rf5+ {White mates.} Kg7 49. Rxc7 Rd7 50. Qc6 {Precision: White = 70%, Black = 32%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Amin, Bassem"] [Black "Mareco, Sandro"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B40"] [WhiteElo "2700"] [BlackElo "2645"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "47"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,47,-5,35,-63,-65,-62,-63,-65,-29,-42,-28,-38,43,36,43,44,74,65,81, 106,168,127,114,54,412,395,442,443,1266,1266,1257,1238]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d3 d5 4. Qe2 Nf6 5. g3 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nc6 8. e5 Nd7 9. c4 b5 {LiveBook: 20 Games. C00: French: Unusual White 2nd moves} (9... d4 10. Re1 Rb8 11. h4 b5 12. cxb5 Rxb5 13. Na3 Rb8 14. Nc4 Nb6 15. b3 Nxc4 16. bxc4 Rb6 17. Ng5 { 1-0 (32) Carlsen,M (2837)-Ding,L (2774) Saint Louis 2017}) 10. Na3 $146 ({ White should try} 10. cxd5 $14 exd5 11. Nc3) ({Predecessor:} 10. cxb5 Na5 11. Nc3 a6 12. Bf4 axb5 13. Nxb5 Ba6 14. Nc3 Nc6 15. h4 Qb6 16. b3 Rfe8 17. Rac1 { 1-0 (75) Artemiev,V (2697)-Pichot,A (2552) Moscow 2018}) 10... bxc4 $15 11. dxc4 Ba6 {Black is slightly better.} 12. Rd1 Qa5 13. Bd2 Nb4 14. Qe1 {And now cxd5 would win.} Rfe8 (14... Qa4 $15 15. Bf1 Bb7) 15. cxd5 exd5 16. Bxb4 cxb4 { [#]} 17. Nc2 $1 Rac8 18. e6 Nb6 (18... Bc5 $16) 19. exf7+ Kxf7 20. Bh3 (20. Nfd4 $16) 20... Bd6 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (20... Bf6 $1 $14 21. Qxb4 Qxb4 22. Nxb4 Be2 23. Bxc8 Bxf3) 21. Be6+ $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]} Kf6 (21... Rxe6 22. Ng5+) 22. Ncd4 {White is clearly winning.} Rc7 (22... Nc4 $142 23. b3 Ne5) 23. Qe3 { [%csl Gf3][%cal Re3g5]} h6 24. Nh4 {Precision: White = 45%, Black = 27%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Inarkiev, Ernesto"] [Black "Adly, Ahmed"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B90"] [WhiteElo "2680"] [BlackElo "2626"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "111"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,111,48,48,48,48,48,44,48,48,54,52,51,47,47,46,39,34,52,48,48,33,48, 48,50,50,69,71,78,43,45,50,68,69,118,111,122,117,112,99,87,46,46,66,97,110,97, 100,171,135,135,135,127,120,75,85,110,133,131,120,179,195,203,202,200,182,160, 139,220,207,207,174,218,206,290,297,276,252,241,163,282,286,299,243,253,248, 406,435,452,445,1010,978,1973,1930,29973,29973]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Be3 d5 {B90: Sicilian Najdorf: Unusual White 6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and 6 Be3 e5} (8... Be7 9. Qd2 Nbd7 10. g4 O-O 11. g5 Nh5 12. O-O-O b5 13. Nd5 Bxd5 14. exd5 f6 15. gxf6 Bxf6 16. Kb1 Nf4 17. Rg1 Kh8 18. Bd3 Bg5 19. Na5 Bh6 20. Nc6 Qh4 21. Qb4 {1/2-1/2 (49) Caruana, F (2784)-Mamedyarov,S (2809) Berlin 2018}) 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxd5 {LiveBook: 5 Games} Bxd5 {White is slightly better.} 11. Qd2 Be6 12. Qxd8+ Kxd8 13. Nc5 Bxc5 $1 14. Bxc5 Kc7 15. O-O-O Nc6 {[#]} 16. Bd6+ $146 ({Predecessor:} 16. b3) 16... Kb6 17. c4 Rac8 18. b3 Rhd8 19. Kb2 h5 20. c5+ Ka7 21. Bd3 g5 22. h4 g4 23. f4 exf4 24. Bxf4 Ne7 25. g3 Nf5 26. b4 Rd7 27. Bc2 Rcd8 28. Rxd7 Rxd7 29. Rd1 Rxd1 30. Bxd1 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} b6 31. cxb6+ Kxb6 32. a3 a5 (32... Ne7 $16 {was necessary.}) 33. Kc3 axb4+ 34. Kxb4 Ne7 {[#] And now ...Nd5+ would win.} 35. Be3+ Kc6 36. Kc3 Nf5 37. Bf4 Kc5 38. Kd3 Bd5 (38... Ne7 $16 { was worth a try.}) 39. Ba4 $18 Ng7 40. Be5 Nf5 41. Bd7 Ne7 42. Ke3 Ng6 (42... Be6 $16 {was called for.} 43. Be8 Nd5+ 44. Kd3 Bf5+ 45. Ke2 Bg6) 43. Bg7 Kd6 44. Bf5 Kc5 45. Bd3 Bb3 {[#]} (45... Bc6 {is a better defense.} 46. Bc3 Kd6) 46. Ke4 $1 Be6 47. Bf6 Bd7 48. Bb1 Be6 (48... Kb5 $142 49. Bd4 Kc6) 49. Bc2 Kc4 50. Ba4 Kc5 51. Be8 Kc4 $2 (51... Kd6 52. a4 Nf8 53. Be5+ Kc5 54. Bd4+ Kb4) 52. a4 Kb4 53. Bd8 f5+ (53... Kc5 $142 54. a5 Bc4) 54. Kd4 f4 55. Bxg6 f3 56. Ke3 { Precision: White = 85%, Black = 45%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Jones, Gawain C B"] [Black "Viani Antonio Dcunha"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E71"] [WhiteElo "2675"] [BlackElo "2435"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "69"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,69,54,41,63,44,50,46,60,68,108,52,66,18,91,85,91,95,89,68,130,106, 205,201,281,273,276,270,228,241,227,223,238,240,345,349,345,354,354,355,350, 351,397,411,400,398,389,368,523,528,507,512,516,520]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Be3 c5 7. Nf3 cxd4 8. Nxd4 b6 {E90: King's Indian: Classical: Early deviations and 6 h3} 9. Qd2 Bb7 10. f3 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Nbd7 {White is slightly better.} 11. Bh6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. g4 Rc8 12. Be2 Ne5 13. b3 a6 14. a4 e6 15. Rd1 Qc7 16. O-O {0-1 (37) Bluebaum,M (2632) -Teterev,V (2487) Minsk 2017}) 11... Bxh6 12. Qxh6 e6 13. O-O-O d5 14. cxd5 ({ Better is} 14. exd5 $16 exd5 15. Nc2) 14... exd5 $14 15. exd5 Rc8 (15... Nxd5 $11 {remains equal.} 16. Nxd5 Bxd5) 16. Nc6 $40 {[%mdl 128] Black is in trouble.} Bxc6 17. dxc6 Rxc6 18. Bb5 $1 {[%cal Rb5c6]} Rc7 (18... Rc5 $14) 19. Qf4 Qc8 (19... a6 $16) 20. Kb1 $18 Kg7 21. Rd6 a6 22. Bxd7 $1 Nxd7 {[#]} 23. Rhd1 $1 f6 24. Nd5 {[%cal Bc3d5,Bd5c7,Bc7e8,Be8d6][%mdl 32]} Rb7 25. g4 Qc5 ( 25... g5 {is a better defense.} 26. Qd2 Rf7) 26. Rc1 Qf2 27. Nc7 Nc5 {[#]} 28. Rd2 $1 {[%cal Rd2f2]} Qh4 29. Re2 Rf7 30. Ne8+ Kg8 31. Nd6 $1 {[%csl LRb7,LRf7] } Rbe7 32. Qc4 {Threatening mate with Rxe7.} ({Weaker is} 32. Nxf7 Rxe2 33. Nd8 Re7 $16) 32... b5 (32... Kg7 {might work better.} 33. Nxf7 Rxf7) 33. Qd5 { White threatens Rxe7 and mate.White is clearly winning.} ({Not} 33. Qxc5 Rxe2 34. Nxf7 (34. Qd5 Ree7 $11) 34... Kxf7 $16) 33... Qg5 34. Qxg5 (34. Rxc5 Qxd5 35. Rxd5 Rxe2 $11) 34... fxg5 35. Rxe7 {Precision: White = 89%, Black = 38%.} ( {Stronger than} 35. Rxc5 Rxe2 36. Nxf7 Kxf7 $11) 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Adhiban, B."] [Black "Sindarov, Javokhir"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C72"] [WhiteElo "2661"] [BlackElo "2431"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "53"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,53,36,28,20,20,27,28,19,41,30,49,31,31,9,10,7,50,42,152,152,153,152, 176,175,182,195,229,228,321,312,334,336,487,460,797,756]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 d6 5. O-O Bd7 6. d4 exd4 7. Nxd4 b5 8. Nxc6 Bxc6 9. Bb3 Nf6 { [%cal Bg8f6,Bf6d7,Bd7c5,Bc5b3][%mdl 32]} 10. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3d5,Bd5b6] [%mdl 32]} Be7 {LiveBook: 6 Games. C72: Ruy Lopez: Deferred Steinitz: 5 0-0} 11. f3 O-O 12. Be3 Re8 {White has an edge.} 13. Qd2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. a3 Bd7 14. Qe2 Qc8 15. Rad1 Be6 16. Bxe6 Qxe6 17. Qf2 Bf8 18. Ne2 {1-0 (48) Adhiban,B (2646)-Kazimova,N (2262) Nakhchivan 2015}) 13... Nd7 14. Nd5 Bf8 15. Rad1 Nc5 16. Qc3 Qc8 17. a3 Bd7 18. Qa5 c6 (18... Ra7 $14) 19. Nb6 $1 $36 { [%csl LRa8,LRc8][%mdl 2048] White is in control.} Nxb3 {[#]} 20. Qc3 $1 Qb7 21. Nxa8 {Strongly threatening Nb6.} ({Not} 21. Qxb3 Be6 $11) ({But not} 21. cxb3 $6 Rad8 $14) 21... Nc5 {[#]} 22. Nb6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Be6 (22... Qxb6 23. Bxc5) 23. e5 {[%cal Be4e5,Be5d6][%mdl 32]} Qxb6 (23... Nd7 $142) 24. exd6 $18 Bc4 25. Rfe1 g6 (25... Qb8 $142 26. Bxc5 Rd8) 26. b4 Bg7 (26... Qd8 $142 27. bxc5 Re6) 27. Bxc5 {Precision: White = 75%, Black = 18%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Grandelius, Nils"] [Black "Rajdeep Sarkar"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A13"] [WhiteElo "2652"] [BlackElo "2393"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "67"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,67,68,65,156,156,147,126,130,110,107,88,146,136,150,149,141,145,143, 138,156,153,208,197,403,394,458,457,454,442,450,450,447,432,636,547,600,599, 764,775,827,758,756,736,800,807,1116,1093]} 1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. d4 O-O 6. Qc2 c6 7. O-O b6 8. b3 Bb7 9. Rd1 {E06: Closed Catalan: Early deviations} a5 (9... Nbd7 10. Nc3 Rc8 11. e4 c5 12. dxc5 dxc4 13. b4 a5 14. a3 axb4 15. axb4 bxc5 16. b5 Qc7 17. Bf4 e5 18. Bg5 Nb6 19. Nd2 {1/2-1/2 (32) Nakamura,H (2787)-Carlsen,M (2855) Bilbao 2016}) 10. Nc3 Na6 11. a3 Rc8 12. e4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} c5 (12... dxe4 $14 13. Ng5 (13. Nxe4 Nxe4 14. Qxe4 Nc5 $14) 13... Nc7) 13. exd5 exd5 14. dxc5 Nxc5 15. Nh4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Bb2 a4 16. bxa4 {1-0 (56) Ulko,J (2481)-Chebotarev,O (2421) chessassistantclub.com INT 2004}) 15... a4 16. bxa4 d4 ({Better is} 16... g6) 17. Bxb7 $16 Nxb7 18. Nb5 Nd7 19. Nf5 {[#] And now Qe4 would win.} ({Of course not} 19. Nxd4 $6 Bxh4 20. gxh4 Qxh4 $11) ({Don't take} 19. Rxd4 $6 Bf6 $14) 19... Bf6 {Black wants to play ...d3.} 20. Nfxd4 Ne5 21. Bf4 {Strongly threatening Bxe5.} Nxc4 (21... Rxc4 $16 22. Qe2 Qd5) 22. Rac1 {Hoping for Ne6!} Nba5 $2 {[#]} (22... Qd7) 23. Ne6 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]} fxe6 24. Rxd8 {White is clearly winning.} Rfxd8 25. Rd1 e5 26. Rxd8+ Rxd8 27. Be3 Be7 (27... h6 $142 28. Qf5 Nxe3 29. fxe3 Kh8) 28. Qf5 Nxe3 29. fxe3 Bc5 30. Qxe5 Kh8 31. Qe6 h6 32. Kg2 Nb7 33. Kh3 Nd6 34. Qe7 { Precision: White = 86%, Black = 30%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Kovalev, Vladislav"] [Black "Petrosyan, Manuel"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C81"] [WhiteElo "2648"] [BlackElo "2560"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "133"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,133,-5,0,0,0,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,0,2,0,0,0,0,4,19,6,7,6,19,18,32,19,19, 19,19,19,18,16,9,12,8,12,47,52,58,60,62,67,70,64,67,60,91,87,87,89,95,87,100, 75,79,79,77,37,118,118,117,108,111,93,93,93,100,93,101,89,99,93,108,114,129, 101,152,150,147,141,230,227,252,239,246,223,229,222,302,294,277,285,284,292, 322,323,321,314,301,306,302,280,422,422,438,389,645,639,846,834]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 {[%cal Bd7d5,Bd5d4] [%mdl 32]} 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Qe2 Be7 10. Rd1 Nc5 11. c4 d4 12. cxb5 d3 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 13. Qf1 {C81: Open Ruy Lopez: Keres Variation (9 Qe2)} Nxb3 14. axb3 axb5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14... Nb4 15. Bd2 Nc2 16. Rxa6 Rxa6 17. bxa6 Bxb3 18. a7 Bc4 19. Ne1 O-O 20. Rc1 Qd4 {1-0 (58) Barbosa,O (2311)-Ostmoe,G (2343) Cochin 2004}) 15. Rxa8 {The position is equal.} (15. Rxd3 Rxa1 16. Rxd8+ Kxd8 $17) 15... Qxa8 16. Qxd3 O-O 17. Qxb5 Rb8 18. Qe2 Bxb3 19. Re1 h6 20. Nc3 Be6 21. h3 Bb4 22. Bd2 Bf8 23. Nd1 Qa2 24. Bc3 Bb4 25. Qd2 Qd5 26. Qc2 Bxc3 27. Nxc3 Qc5 28. Qc1 Ne7 29. Na4 Qxc1 30. Rxc1 Rb4 31. Nc5 Bd5 32. Nd3 Rb3 33. Nfe1 $1 c6 34. f3 g5 35. Kf2 Nf5 36. Rc3 Rb8 37. Nc2 Kg7 38. Ncb4 Ne7 39. g4 Rb6 40. Rc5 Be6 41. Kg3 f6 (41... Nd5 $1 $14 42. Nxd5 (42. Nxc6 Rb3 $14) (42. Rxc6 Nxb4 43. Rxb6 Nxd3 $14) 42... Bxd5) 42. exf6+ $16 Kxf6 43. h4 Bf7 44. hxg5+ hxg5 45. Kf2 Bg6 46. Ke2 Bxd3+ 47. Nxd3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} Nd5 48. Kd2 Ke6 49. Rc1 Kf6 50. Rc4 Ne7 ({Better is} 50... Ke6) 51. Kc3 Rb8 52. Rc5 Nd5+ (52... Rf8 $16 53. Kd4 Ke6 54. Rxg5 Rxf3) 53. Kd4 $18 Ne7 {[#]} 54. Kc4 $1 Rd8 55. Nf2 Ke6 56. Ne4 ({Much less strong is} 56. Rxg5 $6 Rf8) 56... Rf8 57. Nxg5+ Kd6 58. Kd4 Nd5 59. Ra5 Rb8 60. Ne4+ Ke6 61. Rc5 Kd7 62. Rc2 Rf8 63. Rf2 Nf4 (63... Ke7 $142 64. Nc3 Nf4) 64. Rh2 Kc7 65. Nc5 Kc8 $2 {[#]} (65... Rf7 66. g5 Kb6) 66. Rh6 Ne2+ 67. Ke3 {Precision: White = 84%, Black = 52%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Sethuraman, S P."] [Black "Puranik, Abhimanyu"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C19"] [WhiteElo "2631"] [BlackElo "2520"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "65"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,65,-22,22,-2,3,0,32,29,37,26,37,22,22,23,45,41,52,0,92,85,241,222, 247,237,233,219,228,226,227,225,536,528,535,525,1687,265,248,241,299,286,364, 403,2453,2501,1947,1873,29988,29989,29995,29992]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Nf3 Qa5 8. Bd2 Nbc6 9. a4 c4 {LiveBook: 18 Games} 10. Ng5 {[%cal Bf3g5,Bg5h3,Bh3f4,Bf4h5,Bh5f4,Bf4e6][%mdl 32] C19: French: 3 Nc3 Bb4: Main line: 7 Nf3 and 7 a4} (10. g3 Bd7 11. Bh3 h6 12. O-O O-O-O 13. Qe2 Kb8 14. Rfb1 Rdg8 15. Rb5 Qd8 16. Rab1 Na5 17. R5b4 Nec6 18. R4b2 Ka8 19. Bg2 Re8 {1-0 (50) Colovic,A (2477)-Apicella,M (2539) Kemer 2007}) 10... h6 11. Nh3 Bd7 12. Nf4 {White is slightly better.} O-O-O 13. Nh5 Rh7 14. g3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. Be2 Rf8 15. O-O f5 16. exf6 gxf6 17. Qc1 e5 {0-1 (29) Firt,S (2322)-Kulesza,M (2089) Karvina 2001}) 14... Rf8 15. Bh3 f5 16. exf6 gxf6 17. O-O (17. Qe2 $14) 17... Ng8 (17... Qd8 $11) 18. Nf4 $16 e5 $2 {[#]} ( 18... f5 $16) 19. Bxd7+ $1 $18 Rxd7 20. Ne6 Re8 21. Qg4 exd4 22. Rfb1 ({But not } 22. Nxd4 $6 Nxd4 23. Rfe1 Red8) 22... Ne5 23. Qf5 {And now Rb5 would win.} Nf3+ $2 (23... Rxe6 24. Qxe6 Nf3+ 25. Kg2 Nxd2) 24. Qxf3 {Black must now prevent Rb5.} Rxe6 25. Qg4 Re8 {[#]} 26. Rb5 $2 (26. Rxb7 $1 {[%csl Gb7][%cal Rg4d7][%mdl 512]} Qd8 (26... Kxb7 27. Qxd7+) 27. Rab1) 26... Qa6 27. Qxd4 Ne7 28. Re1 Qxa4 29. Rc5+ Kd8 (29... Kb8 $142 30. Bf4+ (30. Qxf6 b6 $16) 30... Ka8) 30. Qf4 {Intending Qb8+ and mate.} Nc6 31. Qxf6+ Rde7 32. Bf4 Qxc2 33. Rxc6 { Precision: White = 60%, Black = 24%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Jumabayev, Rinat"] [Black "Yakubboev, Nodirbek"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E09"] [WhiteElo "2612"] [BlackElo "2482"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "89"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,89,41,32,37,53,50,54,43,47,35,22,27,89,89,98,89,96,90,109,113,127,84, 82,83,77,-13,-18,-17,-21,-76,18,0,0,-25,-6,-40,-31,-55,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8, -10,-8,-8,-10,-22,-17,-30,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. d4 Nbd7 7. Qc2 c6 8. Nbd2 b6 9. e4 Nxe4 10. Nxe4 dxe4 11. Qxe4 Ba6 {LiveBook: 9 Games. E09: Closed Catalan: Main Line: 7 Qc2 c6 8 Nbd2} (11... Bb7 12. Bf4 Nf6 13. Qe2 c5 14. Rfd1 cxd4 15. Nxd4 Qc8 16. Rac1 Re8 17. Nb5 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 Qc6+ 19. Qf3 Rec8 20. Qxc6 Rxc6 {1/2-1/2 (41) Viterbo Ferreira,J (2492)-Gajewski,G (2588) Batumi 2018}) 12. Qc2 Qc7 13. Rd1 Rad8 $146 {White is slightly better.} ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 13... Rac8 14. Bf4 Bd6 15. Ng5 g6 16. Bxd6 Qxd6 17. Qa4 Nb8 18. Ne4 Qe7 19. c5 {1-0 (38) Chitlange,S (2112)-Kaur,P (1723) Mysore 2017}) 14. Bf4 Qc8 15. c5 (15. Bg5 {NOTEXT} Bxg5 16. Nxg5 Nf6 17. c5 Qb7 18. b3) 15... bxc5 16. dxc5 Nf6 (16... Nxc5 $11 17. Ne5 Bb5) 17. Bd6 $16 Bxd6 18. cxd6 Nd5 19. Ng5 {[%csl Gg5][%cal Rc2h7]} f5 {[#]} 20. Qc5 $1 Rf6 21. Rac1 (21. Bxd5 $6 cxd5 22. Qxa7 Rxd6 $11) ({But not} 21. Qxa7 $6 Rxd6 22. Rac1 h6 $14) 21... h6 22. Nf3 {[%cal Bg5f3,Bf3d4,Bd4e6][%mdl 32] Black must now prevent Ne5.} ({Reject} 22. Bxd5 exd5 23. Nh3 Rdxd6 $15) ({ Stronger than} 22. Qxc6 hxg5 23. Bxd5 exd5 $17) 22... Be2 23. Rxd5 (23. Rd2 $16 Bxf3 24. Bxf3) 23... exd5 $11 24. Nd4 Qa6 25. Re1 {[#]} (25. Nxc6 $11 {remains equal.} Rdxd6 26. Ne7+ Kh7 27. Bxd5) 25... Bd3 ({Black should play} 25... Bh5 $1 $17 26. Nxc6 Rdxd6 27. Ne7+ Kh7 28. Nxd5 Rf8) 26. Ne6 Rd7 {Threatens to win with ...Be4.} 27. Qe3 f4 28. gxf4 (28. Nxf4 $5 {[%cal Re3e8]} Bf5 29. Nxd5 $11) 28... Bf5 29. Nc5 Qc8 30. Nxd7 Qxd7 31. Qe8+ Kh7 32. Qxd7 Bxd7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 33. Kf1 Rxd6 34. Re3 Bf5 35. Ke1 Rg6 36. Rg3 Rg4 37. Rxg4 { The position is equal.} Bxg4 {KB-KB} 38. Kd2 Kg6 39. b4 Kf5 40. Ke3 Ke6 41. Kd4 Kd6 42. a3 Be2 43. Bh3 {[#]} a5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 44. Bf5 (44. bxa5 c5+) 44... axb4 45. axb4 {Precision: White = 62%, Black = 58%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Petrosian, Tigran L"] [Black "Darini, Pouria"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2609"] [BlackElo "2478"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,75,22,47,23,33,40,52,10,29,39,47,50,83,106,82,87,131,99,129,94,96, 106,87,57,106,118,197,187,251,247,249,247,245,126,320,242,272,285,287,261,395, 375,427,441,470,436,514,502,638,641,542,343,871,853,841,831]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. d4 d5 6. c4 dxc4 7. Na3 c3 8. bxc3 c5 9. Re1 { D77: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 6 0-0: Replies other than 6...c6} Nc6 10. Bb2 Qb6 ( 10... Nd5 11. Qc2 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Nf6 13. Nxc6 bxc6 14. c4 Bf5 15. Qc1 Qc7 16. Nc2 Rab8 {1-0 (39) Mamedyarov,S (2809)-Grischuk,A (2767) Berlin 2018}) 11. Nc4 Qa6 {LiveBook: 10 Games} 12. Nce5 Bf5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... Rd8 13. e3 Be6 14. a4 Bd5 15. Ba3 Nxe5 16. Nxe5 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 {0-1 (26) Dreev,A (2653)-Hansen, E (2629) chess.com INT 2018}) 13. Nxc6 bxc6 14. Qc1 Be4 15. Ba3 Nd7 16. Bh3 Bf5 17. Bxf5 gxf5 18. e4 Rfe8 19. exf5 Qd3 20. Ne5 Bxe5 21. dxe5 {[%cal Bd4e5, Be5e6][%mdl 32]} Qxf5 22. Qe3 Rab8 23. Rad1 ({Much weaker is} 23. Bxc5 Rb5 $14) 23... Rb5 (23... f6 $16) 24. e6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Keeping Black busy.} Nf6 ( 24... Nb6 $142) 25. c4 $18 Ra5 {[#] White must now prevent ...Ng4.} 26. exf7+ Kxf7 {...Ng4 is the strong threat.} 27. Re2 ({White should play} 27. f3 $18) 27... Ra4 $2 (27... Qe4 $16) 28. Qb3 ({Inferior is} 28. Qxc5 Qf3 $11) 28... Ra6 29. Rde1 Rb6 30. Qd1 Rb7 (30... e5 $142 31. Qa4 Rb1 32. Qxa7+ Kg8 33. Bxc5 Rxe1+ 34. Rxe1 Ne4) 31. Re5 Qh3 32. Bxc5 Qg4 33. Qc2 Rd7 34. Kg2 e6 35. h3 Qg6 36. Qe2 Rdd8 $2 {[#]} (36... Qd3 37. Rxe6 Qxe2 38. R6xe2 Rxe2 39. Rxe2 Nh5) 37. Rxe6 Qf5 38. Be7 {Precision: White = 62%, Black = 29%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Narayanan S L"] [Black "Kryvoruchko, Yuriy"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2568"] [BlackElo "2703"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "79"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,79,27,32,37,36,31,21,25,32,29,31,47,16,27,16,34,22,31,5,6,8,6,8,9,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,6,0,9,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. a3 {D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} c5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11. Be5 { LiveBook: 152 Games} Bf6 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. Qd4 Qxd4 14. Nxd4 Bd7 {[#]} 15. g3 $146 Ne6 16. O-O-O Rfd8 17. Kb1 Rac8 18. Bh3 Kf8 19. Rd2 (19. Bxe6 {keeps more tension.} fxe6 20. f4 Kf7 21. g4 Ke7 22. Rc1) 19... Nxd4 {The position is equal.} 20. Bxd7 Rxd7 21. Rxd4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Rc4 22. Rd3 Ke7 23. Rhd1 Ke6 24. b3 Rc6 25. Kb2 a5 26. Rd4 f5 27. R1d2 g6 28. h3 h5 29. a4 b5 30. axb5 Rc5 31. g4 hxg4 32. hxg4 Rxb5 33. Rc2 Rd6 34. Rc3 Rdb6 35. Ra4 Kf6 36. Kc2 Kg5 37. gxf5 gxf5 38. Rd3 Kf6 39. Rh4 Ke5 40. Ra4 {Precision: White = 41%, Black = 78%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Abdusattorov, Nodirbek"] [Black "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C65"] [WhiteElo "2540"] [BlackElo "2701"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "81"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,81,16,20,30,28,42,22,39,33,35,35,72,62,88,87,156,154,154,149,148,152, 147,150,160,147,154,125,112,95,156,114,261,145,199,146,144,111,114,83,89,93, 202,198,200,209,210,208,280,256,240,245,242,197,210,185,206,206,291,270,366, 363,345,345,429,418]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 d6 5. O-O Bd7 6. c4 {C66: Ruy Lopez: Steinitz Defence} (6. Re1 Be7 7. c3 O-O 8. h3 Re8 9. a4 Bf8 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bh4 g5 12. Bg3 Ne7 13. Bxd7 Qxd7 {1-0 (42) Caruana,F (2784) -Naiditsch,A (2701) Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden 2018}) 6... g6 7. Nc3 Bg7 8. h3 O-O 9. Be3 a6 10. Ba4 {LiveBook: 6 Games} Nh5 11. Nd5 Rb8 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 11... Nd4 12. Bxd7 Qxd7 13. Nxd4 exd4 14. Bg5 {1-0 (38) Yu,Y (2657)-Rzayev,B (2429) Kazan 2013}) 12. Rc1 Ne7 13. Bxd7 Qxd7 14. d4 Rfd8 15. Bg5 f6 16. Be3 b5 (16... Nxd5 $142 17. cxd5 c6) 17. dxe5 $16 dxe5 18. Qb3 bxc4 19. Nxe7+ (19. Qxc4 $6 Nxd5 20. exd5 Qxd5 $11) 19... Qxe7 20. Qxc4+ Kh8 21. b3 ({Don't do} 21. Qxc7 $6 Qxc7 22. Rxc7 Rxb2 $11) 21... Nf4 22. Qxc7 Ne2+ 23. Kh1 Qe8 {[#]} (23... Qxc7 $142 24. Rxc7 Rdc8 25. Rxc8+ Rxc8) 24. Rc4 $1 f5 (24... Rdc8 $16 {might work better.} 25. Qa5 Qb5 26. Rxc8+ Rxc8 27. Qxb5 axb5) 25. Qc6 (25. exf5 $18 gxf5 26. Re1) 25... Rbc8 (25... Qxc6 $16 26. Rxc6 Rdc8 27. Rxa6 f4) 26. Qxe8+ ({Better is} 26. Qxa6 $18 Ra8 27. Qc6) 26... Rxe8 27. Rxc8 Rxc8 28. exf5 gxf5 29. Re1 Nc3 (29... Rc2 $16 {is a better defense.}) 30. Rc1 $18 e4 31. Nh4 Rf8 32. Bc5 Rc8 33. Bd6 f4 34. Nf5 ({Resist} 34. Bxf4 Rf8) 34... Rd8 35. Bxf4 Ne2 36. Rc7 Nxf4 37. Nxg7 ({ Inferior is} 37. Rxg7 Rf8 $11) 37... Rd2 (37... Rf8 $142 38. Re7 Kg8) 38. Ne8 { [#] Intending Nf6 and mate.} Nd5 39. Rd7 {aiming for Nf6!} Rd3 40. Kh2 Ne3 41. Nf6 {Precision: White = 72%, Black = 29%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Vishnu Prasanna V"] [Black "Kravtsiv, Martyn"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C90"] [WhiteElo "2510"] [BlackElo "2680"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "99"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,99,2,0,2,22,7,9,14,23,21,21,13,23,13,46,38,56,62,75,70,81,83,73,55, 131,126,127,127,141,127,123,56,55,50,41,48,45,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,51,40,45,48, 48,36,38,37,35,38,38,33,145,156,184,181,170,178,166,154,131,83,550,543,546,512, 403,455,1206,1150,1279,1248]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. d3 d6 9. c3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. a4 {C90: Closed Ruy Lopez with 7...d6: Early deviations} (11. Nbd2 Re8 12. Nf1 Nc6 13. Ne3 Bf8 14. a4 b4 15. Nd5 h6 16. a5 Nxd5 17. exd5 Nxa5 18. Ba4 Re7 19. Nd2 Rb8 20. c4 Nb7 21. Ne4 f5 22. Ng3 {1-0 (43) Carlsen,M (2837)-Ding,L (2774) Saint Louis 2017}) 11... Be6 12. Nbd2 Nc6 13. Nf1 h6 {LiveBook: 9 Games} 14. Ne3 {[#]} Qd7 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 14... Qb6 15. Bb3 Na5 16. Nd5 Qb7 17. Nxe7+ Qxe7 18. Bc2 b4 19. cxb4 cxb4 20. d4 Rfc8 21. h3 Qc7 22. Re2 Bc4 23. Re1 Be6 24. Re2 Bc4 25. Re1 { 1/2-1/2 (25) Smirin,I (2650)-Bacrot,E (2709) Odessa 2007}) 15. d4 cxd4 16. cxd4 Nxd4 17. Nxd4 exd4 18. Qxd4 Rac8 19. Qd3 Qb7 20. axb5 axb5 21. Bd2 Nd7 {[#]} 22. e5 $1 {[%csl Gc2][%cal Rd3h7][%mdl 512]} g6 (22... dxe5 23. Qh7#) 23. exd6 Bf6 24. Ra5 b4 (24... Rfd8 $14) 25. Bb3 $16 Nc5 {[#]} 26. Rxc5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxc5 27. Bxe6 fxe6 28. Ng4 ({Better is} 28. d7 $16 {Threatens to win with Ng4.} Kf7 29. Ng4) 28... Rd5 $1 $14 {[%cal Rd5d3]} 29. Qxg6+ Qg7 30. Nxf6+ ({Much worse is} 30. Nxh6+ Kh8 $17) 30... Rxf6 31. Qxg7+ Kxg7 32. Bxb4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame And now Bc3 would win. KRR-KRB} Rf4 33. Bc3+ Kf7 34. g3 Rc4 35. Ra1 Rxd6 36. Ra7+ Kg6 37. Rg7+ Kf5 38. Rf7+ Kg6 39. Rf6+ Kh7 $1 40. Kg2 Rg4 (40... h5 $14) 41. f4 $1 $16 {[%cal Bf2f4,Bf4f5,Bf5f6][%mdl 32]} Rg6 42. Rf8 {[%csl Gc3][%cal Rf8h8]} Rg8 {[#]} 43. Rf7+ $1 Kg6 44. Rf6+ Kh7 45. f5 {White wants to mate with Rf7+.} Re8 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (45... Rb8 $16 {is a better chance.}) 46. Rf7+ $1 $18 Kg8 47. Rg7+ Kf8 48. Rb7 Rd5 (48... Red8 $142 49. Bb4 Ke8 50. Bxd6 Rxd6 51. fxe6 Rxe6) 49. f6 {Intending Bb4+ and mate.} Rf5 50. g4 { Precision: White = 81%, Black = 41%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Haddouche, Mohamed"] [Black "Sidhant, Mohapatra"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B92"] [WhiteElo "2506"] [BlackElo "2382"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 28,74,-10,-6,25,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,30,32,82,86,79,69,68,70,70,69,72, 64,79,61,61,45,50,37,51,52,54,0,50,0,8,0,0,2,22,23,27,7,7]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Kh1 b6 { [%cal Bb7b6,Bb6b5,Bb5b4][%mdl 32]} 10. Be3 Bb7 11. f3 b5 12. a4 {B92: Sicilian Najdorf: 6 Be2} b4 13. Nd5 Nxd5 14. exd5 Nd7 {[%cal Bb8d7,Bd7f6,Bf6d5][%mdl 32] } 15. c3 {[#] LiveBook: 36 Games} Nf6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15... bxc3 16. bxc3 Bg5 17. Bf2 Qc7 18. c4 Rab8 19. Bd3 Ba8 20. Qc2 g6 21. Rfd1 Rb4 22. Be1 Rbb8 23. Bf2 Rb4 24. Be1 Rbb8 25. Bf2 {1/2-1/2 (25) Jakovenko,D (2736)-Khismatullin, D (2664) Tyumen 2012}) 16. cxb4 Nxd5 17. Bd2 Qb6 18. Na5 {[%cal Bb3a5,Ba5c4, Bc4e5,Be5g4,Bg4e3,Be3f5][%mdl 32]} Nxb4 19. Nc4 Qc5 20. Qb3 d5 21. Nxe5 { next Nd7 is good for White.} Qd4 22. Bc3 Qe3 23. Rae1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] [#] Black must now prevent Bxa6. White has strong initiative.} a5 24. Bb5 Qh6 $1 25. Ng4 Qd6 $1 26. Qd1 Bd8 27. Ne3 {[#] aiming for Bxg7!} Bf6 28. Nf5 Qd8 29. Qd2 Bc8 30. Nd4 Qd6 31. Nb3 Ba6 32. Nd4 Bc8 33. Rd1 Na2 $1 34. Ne2 Nxc3 35. Nxc3 Qb4 36. Nxd5 Qxb2 37. Nxf6+ Qxf6 {Precision: White = 47%, Black = 71%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Erigaisi Arjun"] [Black "Safarli, Eltaj"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A39"] [WhiteElo "2481"] [BlackElo "2653"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "106"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,106,0,0,0,9,7,14,8,21,11,29,2,12,21,56,62,70,-11,16,17,20,20,20,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,-40,0,0,0,-118,-119,-191,-176,-206,-219,-208,-214,-212,-212,-212, -195,-186,-184,-232,-227,-206,-94,-5677,-5725,-6410,-6350,-5701,-5693,-5705, -2833,-12827,-12756,-12833,-12833,-12833,-12831,-12824,-12823,-12841,-12841, -12841,-12842,-12842,-12843,-12843,-12842,-12845,-12845,-12845,-12846,-12846, -12845,-12848,-12847]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. g3 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O Nc6 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Qa5 9. Nb3 Qh5 10. c5 {A39: Symmetrical English vs . ..g6: 4 Bg2 Bg7 5 Nf3 Nf6 6 0-0 0-0 7 d4} a5 11. a4 (11. e3 a4 12. Nd4 Qxc5 13. Nxa4 Qa5 14. b3 e5 15. Bd2 Qa6 16. Nc5 Qa7 17. Nxc6 dxc6 {0-1 (70) Fedoseev,V (2718)-Svidler,P (2765) St Petersburg 2017}) 11... d5 12. cxd6 Rd8 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 13. Nb5 exd6 ({Of course not} 13... Ng4 $6 14. h3 $16) 14. Nc7 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 14. e4 Bg4 15. f3 Bh3 16. Bxh3 Qxh3 17. Bg5 d5 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. exd5 {0-1 (28) Sviridov,V (2429)-Kovalev,V (2549) Orsha 2018}) 14... Rb8 15. e4 Bg4 16. f3 Bh3 17. g4 Qh4 18. Bf4 {Threatens to win with Bg3.} Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Rbc8 20. Nb5 (20. Bg3 $1 $14 Qh6 21. Nb5) 20... Ne8 21. Qd2 Qe7 22. Rac1 Qe6 23. Nxa5 Nxa5 24. Qxa5 Bxb2 25. Rxc8 Rxc8 26. Rf2 Be5 27. Bxe5 dxe5 28. Nc3 Nd6 (28... b6 $5 29. Qb4 $8 Rc4 $11) 29. Nd5 {[#]} (29. h3 $11) 29... Nxe4 $1 $17 { [%mdl 512]} 30. Re2 (30. Nc7 $17 Rxc7 31. Qxc7 Nxf2 32. Kxf2) (30. fxe4 Qxg4+) 30... Nc5 $19 31. Rd2 Nb3 32. Qb6 Nxd2 33. Qxe6 fxe6 34. Ne7+ Kf8 35. Nxc8 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KN-KN} Nc4 $1 36. Kf2 Ke8 $1 37. Na7 {[#]} Nd6 $1 38. Ke3 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (38. h4 $17) 38... g5 $1 {Black is clearly winning.} 39. Kd3 Kd7 40. Kc3 Kc7 41. Kb4 Kb6 42. Nb5 Nxb5 43. axb5 {KP-KP} Kc7 44. Kc5 Kd7 45. Kb6 Kc8 46. Ka7 Kc7 47. h3 h6 48. Ka8 Kb6 49. Kb8 Kxb5 50. Kxb7 Kc5 51. Kc7 Kd4 52. Kd6 e4 53. fxe4 e5 {Precision: White = 40%, Black = 86%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Vignesh N R"] [Black "Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B06"] [WhiteElo "2475"] [BlackElo "2624"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "52"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,52,-22,-9,-16,-19,-6,0,-15,0,-16,-13,-25,0,0,0,-11,-6,0,-8,-123,-131, -127,-133,-111,-116,-147,-161,-229,-225,-270,-261,-350,-347,-457,-452,-409, -367,-451,-453,-434,-387]} 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 a6 4. f4 b5 5. a3 Bb7 6. Nf3 d6 7. Bd3 {B06: Modern Defence} Nd7 {LiveBook: 12 Games} 8. Ne2 (8. Be3 c5 9. dxc5 Nxc5 10. Bxc5 dxc5 11. e5 f5 12. O-O Qb6 13. Be2 Rd8 14. Qe1 Nh6 { 1/2-1/2 (48) Gasanov,E (2482)-Kryakvin,D (2591) St Petersburg 2010}) 8... e5 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 8... c5 9. c3 Ngf6 10. e5 Nd5 11. O-O e6 12. Kh1 O-O 13. Ng3 cxd4 14. cxd4 f6 15. exd6 {1/2-1/2 (57) Korchagina,V (2155)-Bronnikova,E (2317) St Petersburg 2008}) 9. fxe5 {The position is equal.} dxe5 10. Bg5 Bf6 11. Qd2 exd4 12. Nexd4 c5 13. Nxb5 $1 axb5 14. Bxb5 Ba6 15. Bc6 Rc8 16. Ba4 {[#]} (16. Qd5 $1 $11 Rxc6 17. Qxc6) 16... Bxg5 $1 $17 17. Nxg5 {Threatens to win with 0-0-0.} Ngf6 18. O-O-O O-O 19. Bxd7 Nxd7 20. Nf3 (20. Nxh7 $142 Kxh7 21. Qxd7 Qg5+ 22. Qd2) 20... Bb5 $19 21. Qh6 {[#] Black must now prevent Ng5.} Qf6 22. e5 Nxe5 23. Nxe5 Qxe5 24. Rhe1 Qf6 25. Re3 Rcd8 {( -> ...Rxd1+)} 26. Rde1 Rfe8 {Precision: White = 41%, Black = 86%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Iniyan, P."] [Black "Nikhil Magizhnan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2466"] [BlackElo "2105"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "163"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,163,8,7,-5,8,4,16,0,15,-1,0,7,6,-4,-6,0,0,-1,32,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,27, -43,0,0,28,33,19,12,42,0,51,26,159,7,57,50,53,37,37,42,37,36,43,52,76,71,71,71, 71,73,77,61,64,64,90,78,78,49,54,55,78,78,78,70,78,36,81,81,120,97,91,78,109, 94,163,84,153,160,179,210,238,238,234,231,232,231,218,167,171,181,269,247,239, 152,259,231,323,329,567,578,599,590,557,528,619,621,542,487,645,620,609,616, 623,552,889,821,1335,1175,12838,6494,12843,12843,12843,12842,12842,12843,12843, 12843,12844,12844,12845,12845,12847,12848,12848,12849,12849,12850,29991,29992, 29992,29993]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. b3 Bg7 4. Bb2 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O e5 7. d3 Nc6 8. c4 Re8 {LiveBook: 24 Games. A15: English Opening: 1...Nf6} (8... Nh5 9. Nc3 f5 10. Rc1 g5 11. Nd2 g4 12. c5 Be6 13. cxd6 cxd6 14. Nd5 f4 15. Bh1 Nf6 16. Nxf6+ Rxf6 17. d4 exd4 {1/2-1/2 (63) Bacrot,E (2697)-Adhiban,B (2674) Berlin 2015}) 9. Nfd2 Be6 10. Nc3 Nd7 $146 {The position is equal.} ({ Predecessor:} 10... Qd7 11. Nd5 Bxd5 12. cxd5 Nb4 {0-1 (31) Corominas Vinas, R-Rahal,J (1778) Cerdanyola del Valles 2010}) 11. Nd5 Rb8 12. a3 Ne7 13. b4 c6 14. Nc3 d5 15. Rc1 Rc8 16. e3 Nb6 {[%cal Rd5c4]} 17. cxd5 cxd5 18. Nb3 d4 19. exd4 exd4 20. Ne4 Rxc1 21. Bxc1 Bd5 22. Nec5 (22. Na5 $11) 22... Qa8 23. Bb2 Nf5 24. Be4 Qc8 25. Re1 h5 26. a4 Bxe4 (26... Nd6 $11) 27. dxe4 $14 (27. Rxe4 Nd5 $15) 27... Nh6 (27... Nc4 $11 {remains equal.} 28. Ba1 (28. exf5 Nxb2 29. Rxe8+ Qxe8 $11) (28. Bxd4 $2 Nxd4 29. Nxd4 Rd8 $19) 28... Ne7) 28. Qd3 $2 ({ Don't take} 28. Nxd4 $6 Rd8 $11) (28. Bxd4 $16 Bxd4 29. Nxd4) 28... Nd7 (28... Ng4 {looks sharper.} 29. Nxd4 Rd8 30. f4 Nxa4 31. Nxa4 Qd7) 29. Bxd4 Bxd4 30. Nxd7 Qxd7 31. Qxd4 Qxd4 32. Nxd4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} Rc8 33. Nb5 Rc4 34. Rb1 a5 35. bxa5 Rxa4 36. Nd6 {And now Rb5 would win.} Rxa5 37. Rxb7 Ra1+ 38. Kg2 Ra6 39. Rd7 Ng4 40. h3 Ne5 41. Rd8+ Kg7 42. Ne8+ Kh7 43. Rd5 Nc4 44. Kf3 Re6 45. Nc7 Rd6 46. Nb5 Re6 47. Rd4 Ne5+ 48. Kf4 g5+ (48... Kg7 $16) 49. Ke3 ({White should try} 49. Kf5 $18) 49... Ng6 ({Better is} 49... g4 50. hxg4 Nxg4+ 51. Ke2 Ra6) 50. Rd5 $16 Kh6 51. Nd6 Ne7 52. Nxf7+ Kg7 53. Rxg5+ Kxf7 54. Rxh5 $18 {KRN-KR} Ra6 55. Rh7+ Kf8 56. h4 {[%cal Bh3h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} Re6 ( 56... Ra3+ $142 57. Kf4 Ng6+ 58. Kf5 Ne7+ 59. Kg4 Nc6) 57. Rh5 Ra6 58. Rh8+ Kg7 {[#]} (58... Ng8 $16 {was necessary.} 59. Rh5 Ne7) 59. Rd8 $1 Ng6 60. h5 Ne5 $2 {[#]} (60... Nf8 61. e5 Ne6) 61. Kf4 $1 Nf7 62. Rd5 Rf6+ 63. Rf5 Re6 64. g4 { [%cal Bg3g4,Bg4g5,Bg5g6][%mdl 32]} Nd6 65. Re5 Rf6+ 66. Kg3 Nc4 67. Rd5 Re6 68. f3 {[%cal Bf2f3,Bf3f4,Bf4f5][%mdl 32]} Nd6 69. g5 Nf7 70. Kf4 Re7 71. Kf5 Ra7 72. e5 Ra6 73. f4 Kf8 74. g6 Nh6+ 75. Kg5 Ng8 76. f5 Ra1 77. Rd8+ Kg7 {[#]} 78. h6+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kh8 (78... Nxh6 79. f6#) 79. h7 {[%csl Gd8][%cal Rh7g8]} Rg1+ 80. Kf4 {[%csl Gd8][%cal Rh7g8]} Rf1+ 81. Ke3 {[%csl Gd8][%cal Rh7g8]} Re1+ 82. Kd2 {Precision: White = 55%, Black = 37%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Sundararajan, Kidambi"] [Black "Al-Zaabi, Sultan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D63"] [WhiteElo "2436"] [BlackElo "2061"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "54"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 27,54,-8,0,-25,-35,-25,-19,-40,-27,-17,-12,-24,-18,-54,-57,-60,-82,-67, 0,-9,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Be7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Rc1 dxc4 8. Bxc4 c5 9. O-O a6 10. a4 cxd4 11. exd4 Nb6 12. Bb3 Bd7 13. Ne5 Bc6 {D63: Queen's Gambit Declined: Classical: 7 Rc1} 14. Nxc6 (14. Re1 Nbd5 15. Qd3 Nb4 16. Qh3 Nfd5 17. Bd2 Qb6 18. Nxd5 Nxd5 19. Bxd5 Bxd5 20. Nd7 Qxd4 21. Nxf8 Rxf8 {1/2-1/2 (73) Borovikov,V (2557)-Karthikeyan,M (2431) Kolkata 2013}) 14... bxc6 {[%cal Bb7c6,Bc6d5][%mdl 32] LiveBook: 6 Games} 15. Re1 Nbd5 $146 {Black has an edge.} ({Predecessor:} 15... Nfd5 16. Bxe7 Nxe7 17. Ne4 Nbd5 18. Qd3 Nb4 19. Qd2 a5 20. Rc3 Nf5 21. Rd1 {1/2-1/2 (50) Zhou,H-Pacey, K (2258) Ottawa 2007}) 16. Bc4 Qb6 17. Re2 {[%cal Be1e2,Be2c2,Bc2c6][%mdl 32]} Rfd8 18. Nxd5 cxd5 19. Bd3 g6 20. Be3 Ng4 21. Rec2 Nxe3 22. fxe3 e5 (22... Bg5 $15 23. Qe2 Qb3) 23. Rc6 $1 $11 {[%cal Rc6b6] The position is equal.} Qxb2 { [#] And now ...Bg5 would win.} 24. Rb1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has good play.} Qa3 {Threatens to win with ...e4.} 25. Ra1 Qb2 {aiming for ...Bg5.} 26. Rb1 Qa3 {White must now prevent ...e4.} 27. Ra1 Qb2 {Precision: White = 62%, Black = 71%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Tahbaz, Arash"] [Black "Rakhmanov, Aleksandr"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D31"] [WhiteElo "2434"] [BlackElo "2652"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "126"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 9,126,54,54,52,73,73,66,45,51,48,51,48,56,59,55,10,56,30,51,38,34,31,36, 7,0,-99,-97,-93,-85,-93,-49,-49,-74,-77,-36,-31,-56,-57,-16,-16,-16,-16,-16, -16,-16,-15,-16,-22,-22,-21,-21,-21,-21,-21,-21,-9,-12,-42,-42,-42,-44,-44,-42, -42,-42,-42,-42,-42,-42,-42,-42,-42,-44,-44,-44,-45,-45,-45,-45,-93,-95,-95, -83,-188,-188,-188,-188,-188,-154,-682,-612,-637,-595,-637,-533,-581,-583,-479, -434,-344,-254,-1282,-1174,-1448,-1244,-6095,-6095,-6087,-29964,-29971,-29972, -29972,-29971,-29971,-29972,-29966,-10711,-29991,-29992]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 Bb4 5. Qb3 Ba5 6. Bg5 {D31: Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Slav without ...Nf6 (+ Marshall Gambit and Noteboom) and Exchange Variation lines without ...Nf6} Nf6 7. e3 a6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 7... Nbd7 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Bd3 O-O 10. O-O Re8 11. Qc2 {1/2-1/2 (24) Gulko,B (2615)-Rozentalis,E (2605) Copenhagen 1996}) 8. cxd5 {White is slightly better.} exd5 9. Bd3 Nbd7 { [%cal Bb8d7,Bd7b6,Bb6a4,Ba4c3][%mdl 32]} 10. O-O h6 11. Bh4 O-O 12. Ne5 Qb6 13. Qxb6 Nxb6 14. a3 {Strongly threatening b4.} Bxc3 15. bxc3 Ne4 16. Rab1 Na4 17. c4 (17. Bxe4 $11 dxe4 18. Rfc1) 17... Nd2 $1 $17 18. c5 Re8 19. Bg3 Nxb1 20. Rxb1 f6 21. Nf3 Nc3 22. Rb3 $1 {[%cal Rb3c3]} Ne4 23. Bxe4 $1 Rxe4 {[#]} 24. Ne5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} a5 {[%cal Ba6a5,Ba5a4][%mdl 32] Threatens to win with ... a4.} (24... fxe5 25. f3) 25. f3 a4 26. Rd3 fxe5 27. fxe4 dxe4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 28. Rd2 Ra5 29. Rb2 exd4 30. exd4 Kf7 31. Kf2 Ke6 32. Ke3 Kd5 33. Bc7 (33. Be1 {is more complex.} Ra8 34. h4 g6 35. Bg3 Be6 36. Rxb7 Rf8 37. Bf2) 33... Rb5 34. Rxb5 cxb5 $15 {KB-KB} 35. Ba5 $1 g5 36. Be1 Bg4 37. Ba5 Bd1 38. Be1 Bc2 39. Ba5 Bd3 40. Bb4 Bf1 41. g3 Bh3 42. Bd2 Bd7 43. Be1 Bc6 44. Bc3 {[#]} Ke6 $1 45. Bb4 Kf5 46. Bd2 {[#]} (46. h3 $17) 46... Kg4 $1 $19 47. Kf2 Kh3 48. Kg1 Bd5 49. Ba5 $2 (49. Bc1 $17) 49... e3 50. Bb4 Kg4 51. Ba5 Kf3 52. Bb4 Ke4 53. Kf1 Kxd4 54. Kg1 Ke4 55. Kf1 $2 (55. Kg2) 55... Kf3 56. Kg1 Ke2 57. Ba5 h5 58. Bb4 h4 59. gxh4 gxh4 60. Ba5 h3 61. Bb4 Kd1 62. Ba5 Bg2 (62... Be4 $142 63. Bb4 Bf5 64. Kf1 Bg6 65. Kg1 Bd3 66. Bc3 Be4 67. Ba5 Bf5 68. Kf1 Bd3+ 69. Kg1 Bc4 70. Bb4 Kc2 71. Ba5 Kb3 72. Bb4 Kb2 73. c6 bxc6 74. Bc5 Bd3 75. Bd6 Kc2 76. Bb4 Kd1 77. Ba5 c5 78. Bc3 b4 79. axb4 cxb4 80. Bxb4 Bb5 81. Bc3 a3 82. Ba1 a2 83. Bd4 Ke2 84. Bc3 Kf3 85. Bd4 e2 86. Kh1 e1=Q+ 87. Bg1 Bf1 88. Bd4 Bg2#) 63. Bd8 {[#]} b4 $1 {Precision: White = 56%, Black = 84%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Dimakiling, Oliver"] [Black "Balasubramaniam H"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A20"] [WhiteElo "2412"] [BlackElo "2060"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "111"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,111,15,20,0,22,14,16,14,0,1,16,0,39,0,0,0,0,0,27,21,24,18,57,7,0,14, 39,22,79,86,74,95,179,98,92,100,89,101,127,124,121,125,128,124,152,143,225,224, 303,265,276,267,247,268,275,213,220,45,188,159,283,277,258,156,141,145,217,183, 365,148,379,41,156,171,170,148,148,148,414,148,148,148,4419,1796,5716,5582, 5175,4694,3138,2112,1742,1484,2031,2248,29970,2439,5624,4064,2407,2387]} 1. c4 e5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 Ne7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nge2 Nbc6 7. d3 d6 {LiveBook: 100 Games} 8. a3 {A25: English Opening vs King's Indian with ...Nc6 but without early d3} (8. O-O a5 9. b3 Bg4 10. h3 Be6 11. Ba3 Qd7 12. Kh2 f5 13. f4 exf4 14. gxf4 Rfe8 15. Qd2 d5 16. Rad1 {1-0 (82) Hera,I (2619)-Sipos,I (2471) Hungary 2016}) 8... a5 9. b3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. O-O Bf5 10. h3 {1-0 (36) Granados Gomez,M (2428)-Oms Fuentes,L (2125) Barcelona 2001}) 9... Be6 10. Bb2 {The position is equal.} Qd7 11. h4 h6 12. Nd5 f5 13. Qd2 Bf7 14. Nec3 Nxd5 15. Nxd5 Rab8 16. O-O b6 17. b4 Nd8 18. f4 c6 19. Nc3 d5 20. cxd5 cxd5 (20... exf4 $1 $11 21. gxf4 cxd5) 21. Ne2 $16 Qe7 22. Rac1 Nb7 {[#]} (22... Re8 $16) 23. Rc6 ({White should try} 23. h5 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]}) 23... Nd8 24. Rc2 $1 axb4 25. axb4 exf4 26. Bxg7 (26. Nxf4 Bxb2 27. Rxb2 Qe5 $14) 26... Kxg7 27. Nxf4 Re8 28. Qc3+ (28. Nxd5 Bxd5 29. Qc3+ (29. Bxd5 Qxe3+ 30. Qxe3 Rxe3 $11) 29... Qe5 $14) (28. Bxd5 $6 Qxe3+ 29. Qxe3 Rxe3 $11) 28... Kh7 29. Bxd5 (29. Nxd5 $6 Bxd5 30. Bxd5 Qxe3+ 31. Kh2 Qe5 $16) 29... Qxe3+ (29... Ne6 $16) 30. Kh2 Qe5 31. d4 Qd6 32. Qc7 Qxc7 33. Rxc7 Kg7 {If Black can now play ...g5 this consolidates a bit.} 34. Bxf7 Nxf7 35. d5 $2 (35. Rc6 $1 $18) 35... g5 (35... Rbc8 $14 36. d6 Rcd8) 36. Ne6+ $18 Kf6 (36... Kg6 $16 {keeps fighting.}) 37. g4 $1 Nd6 38. Rc6 Ke5 39. Nc7 Rec8 (39... Re7 $16 {was called for.}) 40. Re1+ Kd4 $2 (40... Kf4) 41. Re6 (41. Rxd6 Rxc7 42. gxf5 gxh4 $16) (41. gxf5 $18 {aiming for Kh3.} gxh4 42. b5 (42. Rxd6 Rxc7 43. Kh3 Rc2 $16)) 41... Rb7 $2 {[#]} (41... Ne8 $16) 42. Rexd6 $2 (42. Nb5+ $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]} Nxb5 43. Rxc8) 42... Rbxc7 ({Black should play} 42... Rcxc7 $14 43. gxf5 gxh4) 43. gxf5 Rxc6 44. dxc6+ {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KR} Ke5 45. Rxh6 {Threatens to win with f6.} Kxf5 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (45... gxh4 $16 46. b5 (46. Rxh4 Rxc6 47. Rh5 Rf6 $11) 46... Kxf5) 46. b5 $2 (46. h5 $1 $18) 46... gxh4 $16 47. Rh7 {Hoping for Rb7.} Kg4 $2 { [%mdl 8192] [#]} (47... Ke5 $16 48. Kh3 (48. Rxh4 Rg8 $16) 48... Kd6 49. Rxh4 ( 49. Kxh4 Rg8 $16) 49... Rg8) 48. Rg7+ $1 $18 Kh5 49. Rb7 Ra8 50. Rxb6 Ra2+ 51. Kg1 Ra1+ 52. Kf2 Ra2+ 53. Ke3 Ra8 54. Rb7 (54. c7 $142 Rc8 55. Rc6 h3 56. b6 h2 57. Rc1 Kg5 58. Rh1 Ra8 59. b7 Ra3+ 60. Kd4 Ra4+ 61. Kc3 Ra3+ 62. Kb2) 54... Re8+ 55. Kf3 Rf8+ 56. Ke4 {Precision: White = 46%, Black = 23%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Assaubayeva, Bibisara"] [Black "Eljanov, Pavel"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E11"] [WhiteElo "2359"] [BlackElo "2700"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,82,12,11,13,13,12,22,19,11,21,0,-28,-19,-19,-19,-19,-19,-22,-18,-15, -15,-15,-18,-27,-26,-29,-14,-17,-12,-19,0,-8,0,-38,-64,-67,-64,-66,-64,-71,-56, -91,-72,-195,-191,-188,-178,-354,-352,-345,-330,-29981,-970,-895,-895,-771, -1254,-1222,-1199,-1548,-1528,-2414,-2400,-5261,-3950]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Nbd2 O-O 5. a3 Be7 6. e4 d6 {E11: Bogo-Indian} 7. Be2 Nfd7 (7... c5 8. d5 e5 9. Qc2 Nbd7 10. Nf1 a6 11. Bd2 Nh5 12. g3 g6 13. Ne3 Ng7 14. Bd3 { 1/2-1/2 (35) Ding,L (2774)-Carlsen,M (2837) Saint Louis 2017}) 8. Nb1 e5 9. Nc3 exd4 10. Nxd4 Nc6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 11. Be3 Bf6 12. O-O Nc5 13. Rb1 Re8 14. f3 {[#]} Be5 $146 15. Bf2 Nxd4 16. Bxd4 Qf6 17. Bxe5 dxe5 18. Nd5 {[%cal Bc3d5, Bd5e3,Be3c4][%mdl 32]} Qd8 19. b4 Ne6 20. c5 Nd4 21. Bc4 c6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black fights for an advantage.} 22. Ne3 b5 23. cxb6 axb6 {White must now prevent ...b5.} 24. a4 Be6 25. Bxe6 Rxe6 26. Nc4 b5 27. axb5 cxb5 28. Na5 h5 { [%cal Bh7h5,Bh5h4,Bh4h3][%mdl 32]} 29. Kh1 h4 30. Qd2 {[#]} h3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 31. g3 (31. gxh3 $17 Qh4 32. Nb3) 31... Qe7 $19 32. Qc3 Rd8 33. Rbd1 $2 (33. Rf2 {was called for.}) 33... Red6 34. Rd2 Ne6 35. Rfd1 $2 {[#]} (35. Re2 $19 Rd3 36. Qc2) 35... Rxd2 (35... Qa7 $142 $3 {[%mdl 512]} 36. Rg1 Rxd2 37. Nb3 Rd1 38. Nd4 R8xd4 39. Qc8+ Kh7 40. Qc5 Nxc5 41. g4 Qa1 42. Rxd1 Rxd1#) 36. Rxd2 {Black is clearly winning.} Rxd2 37. Qxd2 Nd4 38. f4 Qc7 39. Qb2 g6 40. Kg1 Nf3+ 41. Kf1 {[#]} Nxh2+ $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 38%, Black = 87%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Soumya, Swaminathan"] [Black "Gagare, Shalmali"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B30"] [WhiteElo "2354"] [BlackElo "2039"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "63"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 12,63,42,40,56,33,38,38,51,43,49,31,50,31,66,54,56,54,62,66,70,62,64,69, 60,60,76,97,70,53,163,156,168,150,168,161,175,256,236,240,237,241,227,212,810, 806,809,795,787,661,781,756,29996,29995]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 a6 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 g6 {B30: Sicilian: 2...Nc6 3 Bb5, lines without ...g6} 7. d3 {LiveBook: 11 Games} Qc7 8. Be3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8. e5 Nd5 9. Ne4 Bg7 10. c4 Nb6 11. Qe2 O-O 12. Bf4 Nd7 13. Nc3 Rd8 14. Qe3 {1-0 (44) Muzychuk,M (2357)-Orlyanskaya,D (2100) Odessa 2008}) 8... e5 {White is slightly better.} 9. Qd2 Nd7 10. a4 a5 11. Bh6 Qd6 12. O-O Bxh6 13. Qxh6 Qf8 14. Qe3 (14. Qh4 { with more complications.} Qe7 15. Qg3 b6 16. Nd1 Ba6 17. Ne3) 14... Qg7 15. Nd2 O-O 16. Nc4 b6 17. Nb1 {[%cal Bc3b1,Bb1d2,Bd2c4,Bc4d6][%mdl 32]} Ba6 18. Nbd2 f5 {[#]} 19. exf5 $1 gxf5 20. f4 $36 {[%cal Rf4e5][%mdl 2048] White has the initiative.} exf4 ({Black should try} 20... Rae8 $14) 21. Rxf4 $18 Rae8 {[#]} 22. Qf2 $1 Bxc4 23. Nxc4 b5 24. axb5 cxb5 25. Nd6 (25. Nxa5 $6 Ra8) 25... Qxb2 26. Rxa5 Qc1+ 27. Kh2 Re2 $2 (27... Re1 28. Rxf5 (28. Rxb5 Kh8 $14) (28. Qg3+ $2 Kh8 $19) 28... Rh1+ 29. Kg3 Rxf5 30. Ra8+ (30. Qxf5 Qe1+ 31. Kg4 Qe2+ 32. Kh4 Qe7+ 33. Qg5+ Qxg5+ 34. Kxg5 Rh2 $18) 30... Nf8 31. Qxf5 Qe1+ 32. Qf2 (32. Kg4 Qe2+ 33. Kg3 Qe1+ 34. Qf2 Qxf2+ 35. Kxf2 Rc1 $16) 32... Qxf2+ 33. Kxf2 Rc1) 28. Qg3+ Kh8 29. Rxf5 Re7 30. Rxf8+ Nxf8 31. Nf5 {Threatening mate with Ra8.} Qd2 32. Nxe7 {Precision: White = 69%, Black = 43%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Hejazipour, Mitra"] [Black "Kakulidis, Ellen"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E06"] [WhiteElo "2304"] [BlackElo "1975"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "47"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,47,6,9,91,92,91,89,106,106,102,119,114,106,182,177,301,298,2838,2779, 2816,2425,2403,2245,2243,1520,1472,1460,1239,1235]} 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 Nf6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O c6 7. Nc3 b6 8. b3 Ba6 9. Qd3 Nbd7 10. e4 { [%cal Be2e4,Be4e5][%mdl 32]} dxc4 {E07: Closed Catalan: Main Line (5 Nf3 0-0 6 0-0 Nbd7)} (10... Qc8 11. Bb2 Rd8 12. Rac1 Nc5 13. dxc5 dxe4 14. Qe2 exf3 15. Qxf3 Rd2 16. Na4 bxc5 17. Rcd1 Rxd1 18. Rxd1 {1-0 (27) Sarana,A (2543) -Fedoseev,V (2733) Sochi 2017}) 11. bxc4 {LiveBook: 21 Games} b5 (11... e5 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 12. cxb5 $16 cxb5 {White is better.} 13. e5 Nd5 14. Nxd5 exd5 15. Re1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Ba3 Nb6 16. Nh4 g6 17. f4 b4 18. Qxa6 bxa3 {1-0 (36) Dolezal,R (2421)-Jurek,J (2351) Czechia 2007}) 15... Nb6 16. h4 h6 {[#]} (16... Bc8 $16) 17. e6 $1 $18 fxe6 {[#]} (17... Bd6 {was called for.} 18. exf7+ Rxf7) 18. Bxh6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} gxh6 $2 (18... Bf6) 19. Qg6+ {White is clearly winning.} Kh8 20. Qxh6+ Kg8 21. Qg6+ Kh8 22. Re5 {[%cal Re5h5]} Rf5 23. Rxf5 exf5 24. Ne5 {Precision: White = 100%, Black = 18%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Dixit, Nikhil"] [Black "Mahitosh Dey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C47"] [WhiteElo "2285"] [BlackElo "1913"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "113"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,113,0,0,-6,-12,-20,-18,-21,-15,-10,0,-11,0,0,0,0,17,17,29,0,11,0,0,0, 0,0,4,-52,-4,-4,-4,-4,-4,-216,-4,-4,-4,-4,0,-22,-15,-8,-13,-60,-65,-47,-91, -110,-92,-90,-38,-32,0,0,8,8,16,-19,-31,-761,-539,-1032,-327,-1029,-1069,-1045, -1087,-1029,-1053,-1018,-716,-1083,-1103,-1069,-1087,-1032,-1076,-1069,-1060, -1037,-800,-831,-399,-391,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Bb4 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 d5 8. exd5 cxd5 9. O-O O-O 10. Bg5 c6 11. Qf3 Be7 12. Rae1 Rb8 13. Nd1 Be6 {LiveBook: 4 Games. C47: Scotch Four Knights and Four Knights with 4 g3} 14. Bf5 (14. h3 h6 15. Bxh6 gxh6 16. Rxe6 fxe6 17. Qg3+ Kh8 18. Qg6 Qe8 19. Qxh6+ Kg8 20. Qg5+ Kh8 {1/2-1/2 (20) Friedrich,N (2305)-Andersen,M (2477) Helsingor 2013}) 14... Bxf5 15. Qxf5 Ne4 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 15... Re8 16. Re3 Ne4 17. Bxe7 Rxe7 18. Rfe1 Nd6 19. Qg5 Rxe3 20. Qxd8+ Rxd8 21. Nxe3 {1/2-1/2 (21) Vidic,T-Bernik,A Ljubljana 2008}) 16. Bxe7 Qxe7 17. Re3 g6 18. Qf4 f5 19. h4 {White wants to play f3.} Qc5 20. Rfe1 d4 21. R3e2 $1 Rbe8 22. Kh2 h6 23. Qxh6 {Hoping for f3.} Qd6+ 24. Kg1 Re7 25. g3 Rh7 $132 {[%mdl 2048] Black puts up resistance} 26. Qc1 (26. Qf4 $11 Qxf4 27. gxf4) 26... g5 (26... Qd5 {with more complications.} 27. b3 g5 28. Rxe4 fxe4 29. Qxg5+ Rg7) 27. Rxe4 $1 ({Don't go for} 27. hxg5 $2 Qg6 $19) 27... fxe4 28. Rxe4 gxh4 29. Rxh4 $2 (29. Qg5+ $11 {and White stays safe.} Kf7 30. Qf5+ (30. Rxh4 Rxh4 31. Qxh4 Qe5 $15) 30... Kg7 31. Qg5+ Qg6 32. Qe5+ (32. Re7+ Rf7 $17) 32... Qf6 33. Qxd4) 29... Rxh4 $2 (29... Qe7 $1 $19 30. Rg4+ Kh8) 30. Qg5+ $11 Kf7 31. Qxh4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQN} Qe5 32. Qh7+ Ke6 33. Qg6+ Kd5 34. Qd3 Qe1+ 35. Kg2 Qe4+ 36. f3 Qxd3 37. cxd3 $17 {KR-KN} c5 (37... Re8 $17 { Threatens to win with ...Re1.} 38. Kf2 c5) 38. b3 $15 Kc6 {[%mdl 1024] Black has compensation.} (38... Rf6 $5 39. Nb2 $8 Ra6 $15) 39. g4 Kb5 40. Kg3 { Threatening g5.} Kb4 41. g5 {Strongly threatening f4.} Ka3 42. Kg4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (42. Nf2 $15) 42... Kxa2 43. f4 {f5 is the strong threat.} Kxb3 $2 ( 43... a5 44. f5 Kxb3) 44. g6 $19 {[#]} a5 $1 45. f5 {[#]} a4 $1 46. g7 Rg8 47. f6 a3 48. Kf5 a2 49. f7 Rxg7 50. f8=Q a1=Q 51. Qxg7 Qxd1 {KQ-KQ} 52. Qg8+ Kb2 53. Qc4 Qc2 54. Qb5+ Qb3 $2 (54... Kc1 $19 {And now ...c4! would win.} 55. Ke4 Kd2 56. Qa5+ Ke2) 55. Qxc5 $11 {The position is equal.} Qxd3+ 56. Ke5 Qe3+ 57. Kd5 {Precision: White = 54%, Black = 53%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Pranav Vijay"] [Black "Bharath Subramaniyam H"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2265"] [BlackElo "1997"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "154"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,153,21,8,9,8,16,0,8,-66,-58,-65,-68,-167,-165,-158,-158,-172,-171, -166,-135,-127,-127,-128,-112,-195,-199,-217,-213,-214,-212,-238,-247,-262, -258,-274,-205,-226,-188,-242,-226,-225,-216,-225,-207,-241,-243,-241,-228, -478,-461,-512,-497,-459,-471,-465,-412,-489,-483,-694,-672,-654,-595,-599, -595,-644,-639,-713,-737,-725,-709,-1091,-1091,-1079,-1080,-1052,-1029,-959, -938,-831,-725,-981,-547,-1127,-1114,-1959,-1254,-1180,-800,-663,-620,-522, -403,-1307,-1293,-964,-380,-12842,-12835,-29976,-12834,-29985,-29986,-29986, -29987,-29992,-29979,-29979,-29980,-29979,-29979,-29979,-29980,-29980,-29981, -29981,-29982,-29991,-29989,-29989,-29990,-29990,-29981,-29991,-29992,-29994, -29995,-29995,-29994,-29996,-29997,-29998,-29998,-29998,-29999,-29999]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Bf5 4. O-O c6 5. d3 h6 6. Nbd2 e6 7. b3 Be7 8. Bb2 O-O 9. Ne5 Nbd7 10. e4 {A07: Réti Opening: New York and Capablanca Systems} Bh7 11. f4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} (11. Nxd7 Nxd7 12. Qe2 dxe4 13. dxe4 Bf6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. Qe3 Rfd8 16. Rad1 Nb6 17. c3 Rd7 18. Nf3 Rad8 19. Rxd7 Rxd7 {1/2-1/2 (88) Demchenko,A (2639)-Eliseev,U (2557) Ekaterinburg 2013}) 11... Nxe5 12. fxe5 { The position is equal.} Nd7 {[%cal Bf6d7,Bd7e5,Be5g4][%mdl 32]} 13. Qe2 Qa5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... Qb6+ 14. Kh1 Rad8 15. d4 dxe4 16. Nxe4 c5 17. Rad1 Qc7 {1-0 (45) Jenal,J (2440)-Glaser,H (2460) ICCF corr 1995}) 14. c4 ({Better is} 14. d4 $11) 14... d4 $15 15. Bxd4 Nxe5 16. Be3 (16. Nf3 $15 Bc5 17. Bf2) 16... Qc3 $19 17. d4 {[#]} Ng4 $1 {[%cal Rg4e3][%mdl 512]} 18. Bf4 (18. Qxg4 Qxe3+) 18... Qxd4+ 19. Kh1 e5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Keeping White busy.} 20. Qxg4 { aiming for Bxh6.} exf4 21. Nf3 Qf6 ({Don't go for} 21... Qxe4 $2 22. Rae1 $18) 22. Rae1 (22. Ng1 $17) 22... Bb4 23. Re2 fxg3 24. Qxg3 Rae8 25. e5 Qg6 26. Qf4 Qh5 {White must now prevent ...Bd3.} 27. Rg1 Qf5 28. Qg3 Bc5 29. Rf1 (29. Bh3 { might work better.} Qg6 30. Bf5 Qxg3 31. Bxh7+ Kxh7 32. Rxg3) 29... Qg6 { ...Qxg3 is the strong threat.} 30. Qe1 Qd3 31. Ng1 Rd8 {[%cal Be8d8,Bd8d4, Bd4f4][%mdl 32]} 32. Nh3 {[#] intending Nf4.} Bb4 $1 {[%cal Rb4e1][%mdl 512]} 33. Qf2 (33. Qxb4 Qxe2) 33... Qd4 34. Qg3 $2 (34. Qxd4 Rxd4 35. Nf2) 34... Bd3 35. Rd1 {With the idea Re3.} Bxe2 36. Rxd4 Rxd4 37. Nf2 Bh5 38. Bf3 Bg6 39. e6 (39. h4 $142) 39... Bd6 40. Qh3 Rf4 41. Qg3 Kh7 42. Nh3 Rd4 43. Qg1 Rd3 44. Qg4 fxe6 45. Be4 {[#]} Rd1+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 46. Ng1 (46. Qxd1 Bxe4+) 46... Bxe4+ 47. Qxe4+ Kh8 48. Kg2 Rd2+ 49. Ne2 Bc5 50. Kh3 Rf6 51. Nf4 Bd6 52. Ng6+ Kg8 53. Ne5 Bxe5 54. Qxe5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQ-KRR} Kh7 55. Qe4+ Rg6 56. a4 {[#]} ( 56. a3 $142) 56... Rdg2 $1 57. b4 (57. Qxg2 Rxg2) 57... R2g5 $2 (57... R2g4 58. Qxg4 Rxg4 59. Kxg4 Kg6) 58. Qe2 $2 (58. Kh4) 58... Rf5 59. c5 a6 (59... e5 $142 60. b5 e4 61. Qd1 Rf3+ 62. Kh4 Rgf6 63. Qd7 R6f4+ 64. Qg4 g5+ 65. Kh5 Rxg4 66. Kxg4 Kg6 67. bxc6 h5#) 60. Qd1 e5 {Black mates.} 61. Qe2 e4 62. Qd1 e3 63. Qe2 Re5 64. Kh4 Re4+ 65. Kh3 Kh8 66. Qf3 Re5 67. Qe2 Rf6 68. Qb2 Rff5 69. Qe2 Rf2 70. Qe1 e2 71. b5 Rf1 72. bxa6 Rxe1 73. a7 Re8 74. Kg4 Rg1+ 75. Kh5 Re5+ 76. Kh4 e1=Q+ 77. Kh3 Rh5# {Precision: White = 29%, Black = 75%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Raahul V S"] [Black "Ali, Abdulaziz"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A20"] [WhiteElo "2258"] [BlackElo "1877"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 12,83,43,24,19,1,-1,3,6,0,65,3,22,14,36,-17,27,27,37,0,62,41,52,55,72, 14,63,64,70,64,80,83,80,83,83,89,83,83,84,91,87,86,93,87,90,79,91,65,55,4,4,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,12,10,8,8,20,0,8,8,100,100,100,100,970,754]} 1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c6 4. Nf3 e4 5. Nd4 d5 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. O-O {LiveBook: 6 Games. A20: English Opening: 1...e5} Nc6 (7... Bc5 8. Nb3 Bb6 9. d3 Bf5 10. Nc3 exd3 11. Bg5 Be6 12. Qxd3 O-O 13. Rad1 h6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. Nxd5 Bxd5 16. Bxd5 {1/2-1/2 (39) Repka,C (2524)-Ozen,D (2407) Batumi 2018}) 8. Nc2 Bf5 9. d3 $146 {The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 9. Ne1 Bc5 10. d3 O-O 11. Nc3 h6 12. Na4 Bd6 13. dxe4 dxe4 14. Nc2 Bg6 {0-1 (31) Czech,L (2144)-Rosino,A (2285) Bad Homburg 2005}) 9... exd3 10. exd3 d4 (10... Be7 $11) 11. b3 (11. Bxc6+ $14 bxc6 12. Qf3) 11... Be7 $11 12. Bb2 O-O 13. Nba3 (13. Bxc6 $14 bxc6 14. Nxd4) 13... a6 14. Nc4 Bc5 15. Re1 {Hoping for Bxc6.} (15. Bxc6 $5 bxc6 16. Re1 $11) 15... Re8 (15... Rc8 $1 $11) 16. Rxe8+ Qxe8 17. Qd2 Qd7 18. Re1 (18. b4 $16 Ba7 19. a4) 18... Re8 19. Rxe8+ Nxe8 20. Bxc6 bxc6 21. Qa5 Qd5 {[#]} 22. Bxd4 $1 { [%mdl 512]} Bxd4 23. Nxd4 Bxd3 24. Qxd5 cxd5 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBN-KNN} 25. Ne5 Bb1 26. a4 Nc7 27. b4 f6 28. Nec6 Bd3 29. Na7 Kf7 30. b5 (30. f4 $14) 30... axb5 $1 $11 31. axb5 {b6 is the strong threat.} Ke7 32. b6 Na6 33. f3 Kd6 34. Nc8+ Kd7 $1 {[%cal Rd7c8]} 35. b7 Kc7 36. Kf2 Bg6 37. Ne7 Kxb7 38. Nxd5 Nc5 39. Nf4 Nd3+ (39... Kc7 $11 {remains equal.}) 40. Nxd3 $16 Bxd3 {[#]} 41. Ne6 $1 {[%cal Re6c5] Threatens to win with Nc5+.} g5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (41... Kc6 $16) 42. Nc5+ {Precision: White = 51%, Black = 47%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Ashwath, R."] [Black "Abid Ali Mujawar"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D10"] [WhiteElo "2250"] [BlackElo "1800"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "55"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,54,26,55,28,35,31,43,0,13,0,0,0,15,12,26,10,135,147,204,213,483,465, 423,264,393,386,395,400,364,102,712,712,697,673,29996,29997,29997,29998,29998, 29999,29999]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Bf4 Nc6 5. e3 Nf6 6. Nc3 e6 7. Bd3 a6 8. Rc1 Bd7 {LiveBook: 13 Games. D10: Slav Defence: 3 cxd5 (without early Nf3) and 3 Nc3} (8... Bd6 9. Bxd6 Qxd6 10. f4 O-O 11. Nf3 Bd7 12. Ne5 Rfc8 13. O-O Be8 14. g4 Nd7 15. g5 Ne7 16. Qf3 b5 {0-1 (35) Volkov,S (2627) -Cori Tello,J (2636) Sitges 2017}) 9. Bg5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. h3 b5 10. Nf3 Qa5 11. Nd2 Be7 12. O-O O-O 13. Nb3 Qb6 14. a3 Rfc8 15. Qe2 Na5 16. Nxa5 Qxa5 { 1-0 (47) Batchuluun,T (2460)-Battulga,N (2406) Uliastai 2016}) 9... h6 10. Bh4 Rc8 {White is slightly better.} 11. f4 Be7 12. Bxf6 Bxf6 13. Nf3 Qb6 14. Qd2 Na5 15. O-O Ke7 (15... O-O $11) 16. Ne5 $16 Bxe5 (16... Qd6 $16) 17. fxe5 $18 f5 $2 {[#]} (17... Rhf8 18. Qf2 Kd8) 18. exf6+ $1 gxf6 19. Qf2 Rcf8 (19... Rhf8 $142 20. Rc2 Nc6) 20. e4 dxe4 21. Nxe4 Nc6 22. Nxf6 $2 (22. Rc5 $18) 22... Nxd4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (22... Qxd4 $16 23. Qxd4 Nxd4) 23. Kh1 {[#] Threatens to win with Qh4.} Bc6 24. Qh4 {White wants to mate with Ng8+.} Qxb2 {[%csl Gc6][%cal Rb2g2]} 25. Ng8+ {White mates.} Kd6 26. Qe7+ Ke5 27. Qc5+ Bd5 28. Qc7# { Precision: White = 41%, Black = 21%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Ma, Lin"] [Black "Gagare, Shardul"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C44"] [WhiteElo "2156"] [BlackElo "2502"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 29,60,18,29,8,27,0,16,18,18,11,16,14,31,15,11,6,35,35,35,35,43,18,20,20, 27,27,27,24,27,27,27,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O d5 9. exd5 cxd5 10. Bg5 c6 11. Qf3 h6 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. Qxf6 gxf6 14. Ne2 Re8 {C47: Scotch Four Knights and Four Knights with 4 g3} (14... Bd6 15. Nd4 c5 16. Nf5 Bxf5 17. Bxf5 Be5 18. Rad1 Bxb2 19. Rxd5 Bd4 20. c3 Bxc3 21. Rxc5 Bd4 22. Rc4 Rfd8 23. Rfc1 Bb6 24. Rc8 Raxc8 25. Rxc8 Rxc8 26. Bxc8 {1/2-1/2 (26) Ganguly,S (2650)-Harikrishna,P (2744) Riadh 2017}) 15. Ng3 Rb8 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 16. b3 Be6 $146 (16... Re5 {with more complications.} 17. a3 Bd6 18. b4 a5 19. c3 c5) ({Predecessor:} 16... Bc3 17. Rad1 c5 18. Nf5 c4 19. bxc4 dxc4 20. Nd6 cxd3 21. Nxe8 dxc2 22. Rc1 Bf5 { 0-1 (22) Derakhshani,B (2198)-Berzinsh,R (2414) Novi Sad 2016}) 17. Nf5 (17. c3 {is interesting.} Bd6 18. Rac1 Kf8 19. Nh5 f5 20. g3) 17... Bxf5 18. Bxf5 Re5 19. Bd3 Bc3 20. Rad1 a5 21. f4 Re3 22. Bf5 Rb7 23. Rd3 Rbe7 24. Rxe3 Rxe3 25. Rf3 (25. Kf2 {feels hotter.} Bd4 26. Rd1 Bc5 27. Kf1 Bb4 28. g3) 25... Rxf3 26. gxf3 $14 {KB-KB} Bd2 27. Bd7 c5 28. Bc6 d4 29. f5 Kf8 30. Bd5 Ke7 {Precision: White = 26%, Black = 42%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Sultan, Ibrahim"] [Black "Grivas, Efstratios"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A80"] [WhiteElo "2141"] [BlackElo "2468"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "97"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,97,0,35,2,12,0,20,-45,-46,-65,-64,-66,-64,-63,-58,-72,-43,-53,-54, -51,-40,-55,-62,-93,-90,-91,-86,-89,-50,-59,-53,-47,-32,-35,-6,-14,-2,-8,0,-78, -22,-62,83,-50,10,10,10,8,8,6,10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,6,384,423,399,390,480, 472,468,467,460,462,1280,1202,1969,1939,29997,29980,29989,29981,29984,1283]} 1. d4 f5 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5 Nf6 4. Bxf6 exf6 5. e3 Be6 6. Bd3 Qd7 {A80: Dutch Defence: Unusual White second moves} 7. Nge2 Nc6 (7... h5 8. a3 g6 9. O-O Bh6 10. b3 Nc6 11. Na4 b6 12. c4 Ne7 13. Nac3 O-O 14. Qc2 {1-0 (38) Gupta,A (2645) -Sandipan,C (2573) Moscow 2017}) 8. a3 Ne7 {[%cal Bc6e7,Be7c8,Bc8d6][%mdl 32] LiveBook: 38 Games. The position is equal.} 9. Bb5 c6 10. Bd3 Nc8 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 10... h5 11. Na4 b6 12. Nf4 Bf7 13. h4 g6 14. Qe2 {0-1 (52) Brcar,A (2105)-Kovacevic,B (2467) Zagreb 2015}) 11. f3 (11. Na4 $11) 11... Nd6 $15 12. e4 fxe4 13. fxe4 dxe4 14. Nxe4 Nxe4 15. Bxe4 Bd6 16. Qd2 O-O-O 17. O-O-O Qc7 18. h3 f5 19. Bd3 g6 20. Rhe1 Rhe8 21. Kb1 Bd5 22. g4 $1 fxg4 23. hxg4 Bf3 24. g5 c5 {White must now prevent ...c4.} 25. Rf1 Bg4 {...c4 is the strong threat.} 26. Bb5 Re7 {aiming for ...a6.} 27. Rde1 (27. Nc3 $11 {remains equal.} Bg3 28. Be2 Bxe2 29. Nxe2) 27... Qb6 (27... a6 $17 28. Bc4 cxd4) 28. Bc4 Be5 (28... cxd4 $1 $15 {keeps the upper hand.} 29. Qxd4 Qxd4 30. Nxd4 Bxa3 $1 {[%mdl 512]}) 29. c3 (29. Nc3 $16) 29... cxd4 ({Black should try} 29... Bc7 $15) 30. Nxd4 $11 Qc7 31. Bb3 Kb8 32. Qg2 Bc8 33. Re4 Bxd4 34. Rxd4 Rxd4 35. cxd4 Qd6 36. d5 Re3 37. Ka2 Bf5 38. Qd2 Rd3 39. Qe2 Qb6 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} ( 39... a6 $1 $11 {and Black stays safe.}) 40. Qe8+ $1 $18 Bc8 {[#]} 41. Qe5+ $1 Qc7 42. Qe4 Rd2 43. Qe3 Qh2 44. Qc3 Bf5 (44... Re2 $142 45. Rf8 Qc7 46. Qxc7+ Kxc7 47. d6+ Kd7 48. Ba4+ Kxd6) 45. Qh8+ Kc7 46. Rc1+ Kd6 47. Qb8+ {White mates.} Ke7 48. Qxb7+ Bd7 49. Ba4 {Precision: White = 49%, Black = 42%.} (49. Qb4+ $142 Ke8 50. Re1+ Kd8 51. Qe7+ Kc8 52. Rc1+ Qc7 53. Rxc7+ Kxc7 54. Qc5+ Kb7 55. Qb4+ Ka8 56. Qxd2) 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Maroroa, Sue"] [Black "Chakravarthi Reddy, M."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C05"] [WhiteElo "2102"] [BlackElo "2442"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "78"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,78,31,29,37,23,30,37,35,-58,-76,-80,-72,-61,-56,-74,-71,-68,-68,-64, -20,-25,-26,-63,-67,-99,-97,-92,-96,-97,-97,-89,-82,-77,-82,-73,-75,-85,-63, -76,-77,-105,-102,-105,-99,-147,-147,-151,-132,-223,-221,-211,-152,-308,-310, -435,-408,-544,-570,-621,-579,-783,-762,-718,-703]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. Ngf3 g6 8. h4 h6 {C06: French Tarrasch: 3...Nf6 4 e5 Nfd7 5 Bd3 main lines} 9. Qe2 {LiveBook: 13 Games} Qb6 {[%cal Rc5d4]} (9... Bg7 10. a3 a5 11. Qe3 b6 12. Nf1 Ba6 13. Bxa6 Rxa6 14. N1h2 Ra7 15. Ng4 a4 16. Qf4 {0-1 (53) Guseinov,G (2646)-Socko,B (2593) Riadh 2017}) 10. Qe3 Bg7 {White has an edge.} 11. O-O O-O 12. a3 $146 (12. Bc2 $14) ({ Predecessor:} 12. Rd1 cxd4 13. cxd4 f6 14. Bxg6 fxe5 15. Nb3 Nxd4 16. Nfxd4 exd4 17. Nxd4 {1/2-1/2 (24) Maroroa,S (2083)-Watson,J (2247) Douglas 2017}) 12... cxd4 $1 $15 13. cxd4 {[#]} f6 $1 {[%cal Rf6e5]} 14. exf6 Nxf6 15. Ne5 Nxe5 16. dxe5 {aiming for Qxb6.} Qxe3 $1 17. fxe3 Ng4 18. Rxf8+ Kxf8 19. Bxg6 Nxe5 20. Bh7 Bf6 21. Nf3 Nxf3+ 22. gxf3 Bxh4 23. Bd2 Kg7 24. Bd3 Bd7 25. Kg2 Bf6 26. Kf2 Kf7 ({Don't go for} 26... Bxb2 $2 27. Rb1 $18) 27. Rh1 Rh8 28. b4 h5 {[%cal Bh6h5,Bh5h4,Bh4h3][%mdl 32]} 29. Rc1 {With the idea Rc7.} Rc8 30. Rh1 h4 31. e4 Rg8 32. Be3 (32. b5 $17) 32... d4 $19 33. Bd2 e5 34. Bf1 $2 {[#]} ( 34. f4 $17 {was worth a try.}) 34... Rc8 35. Bd3 (35. Ke1 $142) 35... h3 36. Ke1 Bh4+ {Black is clearly winning.} 37. Kd1 Bg3 38. Be1 Bxe1 39. Rxe1 Rc3 { Precision: White = 41%, Black = 84%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Jishitha D"] [Black "Arjun Kalyan"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E73"] [WhiteElo "2083"] [BlackElo "2397"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "72"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,72,79,79,68,70,60,85,81,89,68,84,62,99,102,96,-37,-37,-39,-22,-25, -14,-89,-65,-73,-54,-62,-53,-53,0,-222,-218,-220,-219,-184,-189,-188,-202,-207, -165,-275,-275,-260,-263,-239,-121,-138,-122,-317,-297,-29987,-29988]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. e4 d6 4. d4 Bg7 5. Be2 O-O 6. Be3 e5 7. d5 Na6 8. g4 {E73: King's Indian: Averbakh Variation without 6...c5} Nc5 9. f3 h5 10. g5 Nh7 11. h4 f6 12. gxf6 Bxf6 {[#] LiveBook: 6 Games} 13. Bf2 $1 Be7 14. Kd2 c6 {[#]} ( 14... Rf4 15. Qe1 a5 {1/2-1/2 (30) L'Ami,E (2634)-Amin,B (2693) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 15. Kc2 $1 Kg7 {[#]} 16. Qe1 $146 cxd5 17. Bxc5 {aiming for Ba3.} dxc5 18. Nxd5 Nf6 19. Rd1 (19. Ne3 $16) 19... Nxd5 $15 20. Rxd5 Qb6 21. Qg3 Be6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is pushing.} 22. Rd1 (22. Nh3 $11) 22... Qa6 23. Nh3 Bxc4 24. Bxc4 Qxc4+ 25. Kb1 Rad8 (25... Qe6 $15) 26. Ng5 $2 (26. Qxe5+ $11 {and White is okay.} Bf6 27. Qg3) 26... Bxg5 $19 27. Qxg5 Rxd1+ 28. Rxd1 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} Qe6 29. Rd5 Rxf3 30. Rxc5 Qd6 31. Rd5 (31. Qxe5+ $142 Qxe5 32. Rxe5) 31... Rf1+ 32. Kc2 Qc7+ 33. Kb3 Rc1 (33... Rf3+ $19 34. Kb4 Rf4 35. Qxe5+ Qxe5 36. Rxe5 Kf6) 34. Ka3 Rc5 35. Rxc5 $2 (35. Qd2 $17 Rxd5 36. exd5 ) 35... Qxc5+ 36. Kb3 $2 (36. b4 $19 Qc3+ 37. Ka4) 36... b5 {Precision: White = 33%, Black = 61%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Song, Yuxin"] [Black "Sadhwani, Raunak"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B51"] [WhiteElo "2075"] [BlackElo "2358"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "128"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,128,14,39,14,1,15,15,15,19,18,22,15,16,14,15,13,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,-22, -20,-29,-6,-16,-11,-21,0,-7,0,-2,0,-14,-8,-15,-20,-31,-44,-29,0,-18,-18,-16, -16,-13,-4,-5,-19,-93,-93,-93,-91,-93,-93,-106,-93,-116,-80,-80,-80,-80,-80, -139,-80,-83,-84,-87,-84,-96,-40,-55,-55,-62,-70,-70,-70,-70,-9,-33,-53,-81, -73,-435,-435,-435,-359,-799,-359,-670,-405,-1024,-701,-29955,-7274,-29975, -29973,-29972,-29972,-29983,-29984,-29984,-29985,-29985,-29986,-29986,-29987, -29987,-29988,-29988,-29989]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 Ngf6 5. Nc3 cxd4 6. Qxd4 e5 7. Qd3 h6 8. O-O Be7 9. Rd1 {B51: Sicilian: Moscow Variation (3 Bb5+) without 3...Bd7} O-O {LiveBook: 3 Games} 10. Bxd7 Bxd7 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 10... Qxd7 11. Nd2 Qc6 12. Nc4 Be6 13. Ne3 Rfc8 14. a4 Bf8 15. f3 g6 16. Bd2 Nh5 {0-1 (59) Perez,J (2245)-Suba,M (2525) Manresa 1994}) 11. Nd2 { The position is equal.} Bg4 12. f3 Be6 13. Nc4 Qc7 14. Ne3 Rac8 15. a4 Rfd8 16. Kh1 a6 17. Bd2 {[#]} d5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 18. Ncxd5 Bxd5 19. exd5 Bc5 20. c3 Bxe3 21. Bxe3 Rxd5 22. Qe2 Rcd8 23. Kg1 Qd7 {[%cal Rd5d1]} 24. Rxd5 Qxd5 25. Bb6 Rd6 26. c4 (26. Bf2 {is more complex.} Qb3 27. a5 Nd7 28. h3 f6 29. Be3) 26... Qd2 27. Qxd2 Rxd2 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 28. Rb1 Rc2 29. b3 e4 30. Bd4 exf3 31. gxf3 Nh5 32. Rb2 Rc1+ 33. Kf2 Nf4 {aiming for ...Nd3+.} 34. Be3 {[#]} (34. Rd2 $11) 34... Rxc4 $1 $17 35. Rd2 {[#]} Rb4 $1 36. Bxf4 Rxf4 {KR-KR} 37. Rd8+ Kh7 38. Rd7 Rb4 39. Rxf7 Rxb3 40. a5 Kg6 41. Rd7 Kf6 (41... Rb5 $142 42. Ke3 Kf6) 42. Kg3 Rb5 43. h4 h5 44. Rc7 g5 (44... Rxa5 $17 {And now ...Rb5 would win.} 45. Rxb7 Rb5) 45. Rh7 Kg6 46. Rd7 gxh4+ 47. Kxh4 Rxa5 {White must now prevent ...Ra4+.} 48. Rxb7 Ra4+ (48... Rb5 $1 $15 49. Ra7 a5) 49. Kh3 Kg5 50. Rh7 a5 {[%cal Ba6a5,Ba5a4][%mdl 32]} 51. Kg3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (51. Rg7+ $17 {is a better chance.} Kf4 52. Rf7+ Ke3 53. Re7+ Kf2 54. f4) 51... h4+ $19 52. Kh3 Rb4 53. Rg7+ $2 (53. Kg2) 53... Kf5 (53... Kf4 $142 54. Kg2 Kf5) 54. Kg2 $2 (54. Rf7+ Kg5 55. Rg7+ Kf4 56. Kg2) 54... a4 55. Ra7 (55. Rg8 $142 a3 56. Rf8+ Ke5 57. Ra8 Rb2+ 58. Kh3) 55... Kf4 56. Kf2 Rb2+ 57. Ke1 Ra2 {Black mates.} 58. Rh7 Kg3 59. f4 h3 60. f5 h2 61. f6 {[#]} h1=Q+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 62. Rxh1 Ra1+ 63. Ke2 Rxh1 64. f7 Rh8 {Precision: White = 40%, Black = 67%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Mullick, Raahil"] [Black "Kowsarinia, Amir"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B42"] [WhiteElo "2053"] [BlackElo "2316"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "69"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,69,39,49,24,60,62,61,54,90,93,187,120,211,145,136,84,67,71,74,25,7, 10,0,33,39,39,31,17,92,86,81,75,122,122,183,122,912,913,903,893,870,854,29948, 29945,6487,6407,5593,5573]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Be7 7. O-O d6 8. Qg4 Bf6 {B42: Sicilian: Kan Variation: 5 Bd3} (8... g6 9. Qe2 Nd7 10. Na3 Ne5 11. f4 Nxd3 12. cxd3 Nf6 13. Be3 b5 14. Kh1 O-O 15. Rac1 e5 16. f5 gxf5 {1-0 (31) Navara,D (2740)-Gajewski,G (2601) Katowice 2017}) 9. Nc3 Nc6 10. Be3 Nge7 11. Rad1 O-O 12. f4 Qc7 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 13. Rf3 $146 ( {Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 13. a4 Ng6 14. Qf3 Rb8 15. Qe2 {1/2-1/2 (28) Loeffler,W (2377)-Stieger,H (2375) ICCF email 2010}) 13... g6 14. Rh3 b5 15. Rf1 b4 16. Ne2 Rd8 (16... a5 $16) 17. Nd2 (17. Ng3 $1 $18) 17... Rb8 (17... Kh8 $16 {keeps fighting.}) 18. b3 d5 {[#]} 19. e5 (19. Ng3 $142 $1) 19... Bg7 $16 20. Qh4 h6 21. f5 exf5 {...g5 is the strong threat.} 22. Bxh6 Bxh6 ({Don't blunder} 22... Bxe5 $2 23. Bg5 $18) 23. Qxh6 { [%csl Gh3][%cal Rh6h8]} Qxe5 24. Nf3 Qg7 25. Qf4 $40 {[%mdl 1152] White has compensation. White mounts an attack.} f6 {[#]} (25... d4 $11 {remains equal.}) 26. Rg3 $1 Ne5 27. Ned4 Bd7 28. Re1 {[%cal Rf3e5]} Nxf3+ (28... Nxd3 $16 { was necessary.} 29. cxd3 Re8) 29. Nxf3 (29. Rxf3 $18 {Hoping for Qd6.} g5 30. Qd6) 29... Bb5 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (29... Re8 $16) 30. Rxe7 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512] } Qxe7 31. Rxg6+ Kf7 32. Qh6 {Strongly threatening Rg7+.} Rg8 {[#]} 33. Ng5+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Ke8 (33... fxg5 34. Qh7+) 34. Rxg8+ Kd7 35. Rg7 {Precision: White = 82%, Black = 32%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Sun, Chao"] [Black "Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A04"] [WhiteElo "2041"] [BlackElo "2294"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "66"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,66,18,8,7,0,-14,-10,-2,0,-9,-44,-54,-61,-50,-79,0,-74,-74,-171,-132, -120,-110,-129,-79,-60,-72,-123,-131,-158,-127,-186,-186,-258,-225,-214,-152, -212,-185,-258,-256,-335,-335,-389,-389,-369,-287,-468,-433,-610,-593,-874, -845,-902,-888]} 1. Nf3 Nc6 2. d4 d5 3. c4 Bg4 4. e3 e6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 Nf6 8. Be2 O-O {D07: Queen's Gambit: Chigorin Defence} 9. O-O Na5 10. Nd2 Bxe2 {The position is equal.} 11. Qxe2 Qd6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11... c6 12. Rb1 Qc7 13. a4 Rfe8 14. Ba3 h5 {1-0 (32) Haznedaroglu,K (2444)-Knudsen,O (2028) Borup 2008}) 12. a4 Qa6 13. Ba3 Rfe8 14. Rfb1 {[#]} Nd7 (14... Rad8 $1 $17) 15. Rb5 (15. Qf1 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 15... c6 $17 16. Bb4 (16. Rbb1 $17 {keeps fighting.}) 16... b6 ({Stronger than} 16... cxb5 17. axb5 Qb6 18. Bxa5 $11) 17. Bxa5 cxb5 18. axb5 Qb7 19. Bb4 a5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is on the roll.} 20. bxa6 ({White should try} 20. Bd6) 20... Rxa6 21. Rd1 Rea8 22. h3 (22. cxd5 $17 exd5 23. e4) 22... Nf6 $19 23. f3 (23. Qe1 $142) 23... Ra2 24. e4 Qa6 25. Qf1 (25. Kh2 $17) 25... Rc2 26. cxd5 (26. e5 $142 Nh5 27. f4) 26... exd5 27. Qxa6 Rxa6 28. Kf1 Raa2 29. Ke1 b5 30. g4 $2 (30. g3 {is a better defense.}) 30... h6 {Black is clearly winning.} 31. e5 (31. exd5 $142 Nxd5 32. Ke2) 31... Nd7 32. Ke2 Nb6 33. Ke3 {[#]} Rxd2 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 13%, Black = 75%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Krithigga K"] [Black "Srija, Seshadri"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A20"] [WhiteElo "2003"] [BlackElo "2264"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,77,0,-13,-20,-43,-40,-53,-39,-54,-47,-33,-55,-56,-43,-97,-92,-91, -112,-127,-117,-155,-146,-252,-260,-483,-337,-332,-333,-344,-337,-340,-341, -550,-546,-526,-537,-547,-520,-662,-685,-685,-683,-668,-664,-653,-667,-789, -767,-905,-897,-1012,-1008,-1000,-977,-1572,-1318,-1282,-1128,-29974,-29974, -29975,-6195,-29989,-29990,-29990]} 1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c6 4. Nf3 e4 5. Nd4 d5 6. cxd5 Qxd5 7. Nb3 Qh5 {A20: English Opening: 1...e5} 8. h3 {LiveBook: 15 Games} a5 (8... Be7 9. Nc3 Qg6 10. d3 exd3 11. e4 O-O 12. Qxd3 Rd8 13. Qc2 Na6 14. a3 Be6 15. Be3 Bxb3 16. Qxb3 {1/2-1/2 (46) Matlakov,M (2632) -Khismatullin,D (2660) Magnitogorsk 2011}) 9. d3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. d4 a4 10. g4 Qh4 11. Nc5 Bxc5 12. dxc5 O-O 13. Nc3 Nbd7 14. Nxa4 Re8 15. Be3 { 1/2-1/2 (44) Chatalbashev,B (2545)-Kett,T (2209) Cardiff 2016}) 9... Bb4+ { Black is slightly better.} 10. Bd2 {[#]} e3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 11. Bxb4 (11. fxe3 Bd6) 11... axb4 12. Qc1 exf2+ 13. Kxf2 Be6 14. Qe3 (14. Bf3 $15 Qe5 15. Qc5) 14... O-O $36 {[%mdl 2048] Hoping for ...Bxb3. Black is on the roll.} 15. N1d2 Nbd7 16. Qf3 Qg6 17. Kg1 Rfe8 18. Kh2 (18. Qf2 $17 {keeps fighting.}) 18... Qh6 $19 19. Rhe1 $2 (19. Qf4 Qxf4 20. gxf4) 19... Ng4+ 20. Kg1 Ne3 21. Qf4 Qxf4 22. gxf4 Nc2 23. e4 $2 (23. Kf2 {was worth a try.}) 23... Nxe1 24. Rxe1 Rxa2 25. Rb1 Rea8 26. Kf2 Bxb3 27. Nxb3 R8a3 28. Nd2 Rxd3 29. Ke2 Nc5 30. Bf1 Rd8 31. Ke3 Na4 32. Nc4 b5 33. Ne5 Nxb2 34. Nxc6 Rd1 35. Rxd1 Nxd1+ 36. Kd3 b3 { [%cal Bb4b3,Bb3b2][%mdl 32]} 37. Nb4 {[#]} Rf2 (37... b2 $142 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 38. Kd4 b1=Q 39. Nxa2 Qxa2 40. Bxb5 Qa5 41. Kc5 Nc3 42. Kc4 Nxb5 43. e5 Nc7 44. Kd3 Qa3+ 45. Kd4 Qxh3 46. Kc4 Qf1+ 47. Kc3 Qxf4 48. Kb2 Qxe5+ 49. Kc2 Qe4+ 50. Kc3 Nd5+ 51. Kd2 h5 52. Kd1 Qg2 53. Ke1 Nf4 54. Kd1 Qb2 55. Ke1 Qe2#) 38. Be2 b2 39. Kd4 {Precision: White = 35%, Black = 95%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Ahmed, Fareed"] [Black "El Jawich, Amro"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B88"] [WhiteElo "1989"] [BlackElo "2254"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "66"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,66,4,0,-4,12,-79,-15,-10,-17,-15,0,-216,-202,-206,-227,-229,-235, -217,-215,-255,-283,-565,-563,-566,-564,-568,-568,-567,-554,-583,-573,-568, -565,-706,-695,-704,-686,-820,-818,-795,-757,-977,-867,-972,-960,-943,-922, -1128,-1112]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 d6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Bb3 a6 8. Be3 Qc7 9. Qe2 {B88: Sicilian: Sozin Attack} (9. f4 Na5 10. Qf3 b5 11. f5 Nxb3 12. cxb3 Qb7 13. fxe6 fxe6 14. O-O Be7 15. e5 Qxf3 16. Nxf3 dxe5 17. Nxe5 Bb7 18. Rad1 {1/2-1/2 (84) Delchev,A (2586)-Vovk,A (2632) Wunsiedel 2016}) 9... Bd7 10. O-O-O b5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 11. Bg5 {The position is equal.} Be7 12. Rhe1 $146 (12. Bxf6 $11 gxf6 13. Nxc6 Qxc6 14. Kb1) ({ Predecessor:} 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. Qh5 Nxd4 14. Rxd4 Qc5 15. Qd1 Qg5+ 16. Rd2 b4 17. Ne2 a5 {0-1 (30) Schroeder,C-Longwitz,A Germany North 1981}) 12... b4 ( 12... O-O $17 13. a3 Nxd4 14. Rxd4 h6) 13. Nxc6 $11 Bxc6 14. Bxf6 $1 gxf6 ({ Reject} 14... Bxf6 15. Nd5 $1 $14 {[%mdl 512]}) 15. Nd5 $2 (15. Nb1 $1 $11 { and White stays safe.}) 15... exd5 $19 16. exd5 Bb5 17. Qg4 {[#]} a5 $1 18. Re3 {Threatens to win with Rde1.} Kd8 19. Rde1 Re8 {Hoping for ...a4.} 20. Kb1 $2 ( 20. c3 {might work better.}) 20... a4 {Black is clearly winning.} 21. Qxb4 axb3 22. axb3 Qa5 23. Qxa5+ Rxa5 24. Rh3 Bf8 {[%cal Re8e1]} 25. Rxe8+ Bxe8 26. c4 Bd7 {White must now prevent ...Bf5+.} 27. Rf3 f5 {[%cal Bf6f5,Bf5f4][%mdl 32]} 28. Rh3 f4 29. Rh5 h6 30. Rh4 Bf5+ 31. Kc1 {[#]} f3 $1 32. gxf3 Be7 33. Rd4 Bf6 {Precision: White = 28%, Black = 72%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Priyanka Nutakki"] [Black "Maghsoodloo, Parham"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B56"] [WhiteElo "1957"] [BlackElo "2615"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 26,60,26,-3,0,-9,-2,-31,-13,-8,-6,-15,-14,-118,-111,-111,-121,-189,-166, -292,-309,-291,-282,-478,-465,-547,-566,-558,-566,-540,-562,-569,-556,-550, -550,-517,-458]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Be3 O-O 9. Qd2 Be6 10. O-O-O a5 11. Bb5 Na7 {B56: Classical Sicilian: Unusual Lines} (11... Qb8 12. g4 a4 13. Nxa4 d5 14. g5 d4 15. gxf6 dxe3 16. Qxe3 Bxf6 17. Bxc6 bxc6 18. Nbc5 Bxa2 19. Nd7 {1/2-1/2 (80) Vachier Lagrave,M (2796)-Grischuk,A (2761) Paris 2017}) 12. Be2 Nc8 13. Bb5 Na7 14. Be2 {LiveBook: 15 Games} (14. Bxa7 $5 Rxa7 15. Kb1 $11) 14... b5 15. Bxa7 ({ Much worse is} 15. Nxb5 Nxb5 16. Bxb5 a4 $17) 15... Rxa7 16. Nxb5 Ra8 $1 { Threatens to win with ...a4.} 17. Kb1 a4 18. Nc1 Qb6 19. Bd3 $146 (19. c4 $11 { remains equal.}) ({Predecessor:} 19. c4 Rfc8 20. b3 axb3 21. axb3 {1-0 (32) Mrdja,M (2418)-Magyar,A (2262) Oberwart 2009}) 19... d5 20. exd5 Nxd5 21. Rde1 (21. Rhe1 $17) 21... Bf6 22. Ne2 (22. Re4 $142) 22... Rab8 $19 23. c4 Ne3 24. Nec3 $2 (24. c5 {was the only chance.} Qxc5 25. Nec3) 24... Nxc4 {Black is clearly winning.} 25. Bxc4 Bxc4 26. Na3 {[#]} Bd3+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 27. Ka1 {[#] } (27. Qxd3 Qxb2#) 27... Bg5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 28. Nxa4 (28. Qxg5 Qxb2#) 28... Bxd2 29. Nxb6 Bxe1 ({Worse is} 29... Rxb6 30. Rd1 $11) 30. Nd7 Bb4 {Precision: White = 42%, Black = 86%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Kryvoruchko, Yuriy"] [Black "Adhiban, B."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B12"] [WhiteElo "2703"] [BlackElo "2661"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "42"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,42,21,21,27,45,15,51,6,2,-70,-61,-70,-69,-62,-67,-48,-39,-502,-477, -29991,-29992,-29992,-29992,-29996,-29997]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. dxc5 e6 5. Nf3 Bxc5 6. a3 {B12: Caro-Kann: Advance Variation} Ne7 {[%cal Bg8e7, Be7g6,Bg6f4][%mdl 32]} 7. Bd3 Ng6 8. O-O Nc6 (8... O-O 9. Nbd2 Nc6 10. b4 Bb6 11. Bb2 Nf4 12. Nb3 a5 13. Qd2 Nxd3 14. cxd3 {1/2-1/2 (38) Vitiugov,N (2735) -Anand,V (2776) Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden 2018}) 9. b4 Bb6 10. Bb2 Nf4 {LiveBook: 14 Games} 11. c4 O-O 12. Nc3 f6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... a6) 13. exf6 Qxf6 14. Na4 ({White should try} 14. c5 $11 Bd8 15. Bc2) 14... Bd4 $1 $15 {[%cal Rd4b2]} 15. Nxd4 Nxd4 16. Kh1 {And now Bxd4 would win.} Qg5 {[%csl Gf4][%cal Rg5g2]} 17. Rg1 $1 e5 $40 {[%mdl 128] Hoping for ...Rf6. Black mounts an attack.} (17... Rf6 $5 {[%cal Rf6h6]} 18. g3 (18. Bxd4 $2 Rh6 $19) 18... Nxd3 19. Qxd3 e5 20. Bxd4 (20. cxd5 $2 Rxf2 21. Bxd4 exd4 $19) 20... Bf5 $15) 18. cxd5 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (18. Bf1 $15) 18... Rf6 $1 $19 {[%cal Rf6h6]} 19. Bf1 (19. g4 $19 Nxd3 20. Qxd3) 19... Rh6 {Black mates.} 20. h3 {[#]} Nde2 $1 { [%mdl 512]} 21. Qb3 {[#]} (21. Bxe2 Bxh3) 21... Bxh3 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 34%, Black = 76%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Black "Narayanan S L"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C77"] [WhiteElo "2701"] [BlackElo "2568"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "167"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,167,20,16,17,30,20,37,21,33,22,27,25,36,12,42,34,43,45,56,37,24,31, 30,0,0,-3,45,0,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,6,6,6,21,24,50,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,53,65,59, 55,85,91,127,56,49,0,0,0,40,40,40,23,25,37,54,44,121,44,44,44,45,44,45,14,33, 73,40,49,53,57,77,0,64,65,69,70,67,65,70,59,23,0,64,70,109,121,125,114,118,106, 87,62,67,48,73,69,75,75,72,0,0,8,75,73,104,116,116,83,162,100,508,427,533,300, 435,372,457,237,223,220,246,246,246,239,320,310,12845,12841,12841,12842,29989, 29990]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 {[%cal Bf1b5,Bb5a4,Ba4b3][%mdl 32]} a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. a4 b4 {C77: Ruy Lopez: 3...a6 4 Ba4 Nf6, unusual lines} 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Nc4 d6 10. h3 h6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 11. a5 Be6 12. O-O Na7 13. c3 {[#]} bxc3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... Rb8 14. Be3 c5 15. Nb6 Bxb3 16. Qxb3 bxc3 17. bxc3 Nc8 18. Rfb1 {1/2-1/2 (26) Kobalia,M (2666) -Tomashevsky,E (2695) Moscow 2011}) 14. bxc3 Rb8 15. Be3 c5 16. Nfd2 Nb5 17. Qc2 Nd7 18. Rfb1 Bf6 19. Rb2 Qc7 20. Rab1 Rb7 21. Ba4 {[%cal Ra4b5]} Rfb8 22. Qc1 h5 23. Nf1 g6 24. Bd2 d5 25. exd5 Bxd5 26. Ng3 Bxc4 27. dxc4 Nd6 28. Rxb7 Rxb7 29. Rxb7 Qxb7 30. Bg5 {Threatening Bxd7.} h4 {[#]} 31. Nh5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Bxg5 (31... gxh5 32. Bxf6) 32. Qxg5 Ne4 33. Qd8+ Nf8 34. Nf6+ Nxf6 35. Qxf6 Qb1+ 36. Kh2 Qe4 (36... Qa2 $11) 37. Bc6 $14 Qxc4 38. Qxe5 Qa2 39. Qxc5 Ne6 40. Bd5 $1 {And now Qc8+ would win.} Qd2 $1 41. Qd6 (41. Bxe6 $5 Qf4+ 42. g3 hxg3+ 43. Kg2 (43. fxg3 Qd2+ 44. Kh1 Qe1+ 45. Kg2 Qe2+ 46. Kg1 Qe1+ 47. Kg2 Qe2+ 48. Qf2 Qxe6 $11) 43... Qe4+ 44. Kxg3 Qxe6 45. c4 $16) 41... Kh7 42. Qe5 Nf4 43. Bf3 {Strongly threatening Qf6.} Ne6 $1 44. Qf6 Qxf2 45. Qxf7+ Ng7 46. Qc7 Kh6 { [#]} (46... Qe3 $14) 47. Bg4 (47. Qf4+ $1 $16 Kh7 48. Qe5) 47... Qe3 48. c4 Ne8 $1 {[%cal Re8c7]} 49. Qb8 Nf6 50. Bf3 Nd7 51. Qh8+ Kg5 52. Qd8+ Nf6 53. Qd6 Nd7 54. Bb7 ({Don't play} 54. Qxd7 Qe5+ 55. Kh1 Qe1+ 56. Kh2 Qg3+ 57. Kh1 Qe1+ 58. Kh2 Qg3+ 59. Kh1 Qe1+ $11) (54. Bg4 $16 Qe5+ 55. Qxe5+ Nxe5 56. c5) 54... Qc5 ( 54... Ne5 $1 $11) 55. Qd2+ Kf6 {Threatens to win with ...Qc7+.} 56. Qf4+ Kg7 57. Bd5 $1 Qe7 $1 58. Qc7 Kf6 59. Qf4+ Kg7 60. Qd4+ Qf6 61. Qe3 Qd6+ 62. Kh1 Nf6 63. Bf3 {c5 is the strong threat.} Nd7 64. Qg5 Qf6 65. Qd5 Qe7 66. Qd4+ Kh7 67. Kh2 Nc5 68. Qf4 ({White should play} 68. Bd5 $16) 68... Nd3 $11 69. Qb8 Ne5 (69... Kg7 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 70. Bd5 $16 Qf6 71. Qa7+ Kh6 72. Qe3+ Kg7 {[#]} (72... g5 $16 73. c5 Kg7) 73. c5 (73. Kg1 $1 $18) 73... Qe7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (73... g5 $16 {is a better chance.}) 74. Kh1 Qf6 75. Kg1 Kf8 (75... Nf7 $142 76. c6 Qa1+ 77. Kh2 Qf6) 76. Bb7 Nc4 77. Qe4 (77. Qf2 $142 Qxf2+ 78. Kxf2) 77... Nxa5 $18 78. Bd5 Qa1+ 79. Kh2 {aiming for Qe6.} Qf6 80. c6 {[%cal Bc5c6, Bc6c7][%mdl 32]} Qd6+ 81. Kh1 Qc5 $2 (81... Nxc6 82. Bxc6 Qd1+ 83. Kh2 Qd6+ 84. Kg1 Qd1+ 85. Kf2 Qd2+ 86. Kf3 Qc3+ 87. Ke2 Qf6 88. Qb4+ Kg7) 82. Qf4+ Ke7 83. c7 {Threatening mate with Qe5+.} Qc3 84. Qxh4+ {Precision: White = 52%, Black = 46%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Eljanov, Pavel"] [Black "Jumabayev, Rinat"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A48"] [WhiteElo "2700"] [BlackElo "2612"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "85"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,85,12,14,22,21,27,19,54,43,63,29,44,40,45,48,36,39,65,21,55,26,75,72, 81,70,86,63,74,72,152,168,162,165,180,178,152,158,162,171,205,220,209,194,243, 225,226,243,329,295,277,266,276,273,278,276,277,264,302,241,286,282,247,277, 301,260,497,489,566,558,531,531]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. c3 d6 5. e3 h6 6. Bh4 {A48: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6: Torre, London and Colle Systems} O-O 7. Be2 Qe8 8. Nbd2 e5 9. O-O {LiveBook: 6 Games} (9. dxe5 dxe5 10. e4 Nh5 11. O-O Nf4 12. Bc4 Nd7 13. Re1 Nc5 14. Qc2 a5 {1/2-1/2 (35) Gelfand,B (2741)-Adhiban,B (2674) Berlin 2015}) 9... Nfd7 10. e4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. Qb3 Nc6 12. Bb5 Nc5 13. Qd5 Ne6 14. Nxe5 Ne7 15. Qxe6 Qxb5 16. Qxe7 Bxe5 17. a4 Bxh2+ 18. Kxh2 Qh5 19. Kg1 {1-0 (19) Goins,D (2084)-Chamberlain,E (1930) San Francisco 2011}) 10... Nc6 {[%cal Re5d4]} 11. Rc1 Bf6 12. Bg3 Nb6 13. d5 Nb8 14. c4 N6d7 15. b4 a5 16. a3 b6 17. Nb1 {[%cal Bd2b1,Bb1c3,Bc3b5][%mdl 32]} Bg7 18. Nfd2 h5 19. Nc3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is on the roll.} axb4 20. axb4 Bh6 21. Rb1 Qe7 22. Nf3 {[%cal Bd2f3,Bf3h4,Bh4g6][%mdl 32]} f5 (22... Nf6 $142) 23. exf5 $1 $16 gxf5 24. Nb5 Nf6 25. Nh4 {Hoping for Ng6.} Qg7 26. f4 Ne4 27. Bxh5 Nxg3 28. hxg3 Qxg3 {[#]} 29. Ng6 $1 Ra2 {[%csl Ga2][%cal Rg3g2]} 30. Qf3 Qxf3 31. Rxf3 ({Weaker is} 31. Bxf3 Rf7 $11) 31... Bxf4 32. Nxf8 ({Don't play} 32. Nxf4 exf4 33. Nxc7 Ra7 $18) 32... Kxf8 33. Nxc7 Ke7 {[#]} 34. Rxf4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} exf4 35. Re1+ Kd8 36. Nb5 Na6 37. Re8+ ({Resist} 37. Nxd6 Bd7 $18) 37... Kd7 38. Rg8 {And now Bg6 would win.} Nxb4 {[#]} 39. Bg6 $1 {[%cal Rg6f5]} Ra1+ 40. Kh2 Ke7 $2 (40... Ba6 {keeps fighting.}) 41. Rxc8 $18 {White is clearly winning.} Kf6 42. Bh5 Nd3 43. Bf3 {Precision: White = 88%, Black = 38%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Kravtsiv, Martyn"] [Black "Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C95"] [WhiteElo "2680"] [BlackElo "2294"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "125"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 41,125,18,22,19,22,20,33,0,0,0,0,-12,12,12,25,2,6,0,0,-20,0,-45,0,0,9,9, 55,10,10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,11,14,71,22,29,0,0,0,27,27,27,0,0,0,0,0,25,27,27,4,27, 21,17,0,0,0,16,0,22,6,2,0,79,90,114,99,125,137,139,132,189,171,1045,1056,1346, 1320,1183,917,5502,2516]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Bc2 Re8 13. Nf1 Bf8 14. Ng3 g6 15. a4 c5 16. d5 c4 17. Bg5 Nc5 {C95: Closed Ruy Lopez: Breyer Variation with 10 d4} 18. Qd2 Be7 19. Bh6 Nfd7 20. Nh2 bxa4 21. Bxa4 Nxa4 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 22. Rxa4 a5 23. Ng4 Ba6 {[#]} 24. Rf1 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 24. Be3 Bb5 25. Raa1 { 1-0 (46) Azarov,S (2594)-Zhigalko,S (2662) Minsk 2017}) 24... Nc5 25. Ra2 Bc8 26. Be3 Bxg4 27. hxg4 Qb6 28. Kh2 Reb8 29. Bxc5 Qxc5 30. Rh1 Bf8 31. Kg1 h6 32. Nf1 Qb5 33. Qd1 Kg7 34. Nd2 (34. Qc1 $5 {[%cal Rc1h6]} Kg8 35. Nd2 $11) 34... Be7 35. Qf1 Rc8 {[%cal Bb8c8,Bc8c5,Bc5b5][%mdl 32]} 36. g3 Bg5 37. Qe2 Rab8 38. Kg2 Bxd2 39. Qxd2 g5 (39... Rh8 $11) 40. Rha1 Rc5 41. Qe2 Qb6 42. Qf3 Qc7 43. Rh1 {[#] aiming for Rxh6!} Qe7 44. Qf5 Rcb5 45. Raa1 {And now Rxh6! would win.} Rh8 46. Ra4 Rc5 47. Rha1 Ra8 48. Qf3 Qc7 49. Qe2 Rb8 50. R1a2 Ra8 51. Ra1 Rb8 52. Rh1 Rh8 53. f4 exf4 54. gxf4 gxf4 (54... Qe7 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 55. Kf3 $16 f6 56. Qd2 {[%mdl 1024] White has strong compensation.} Qd7 57. Raa1 Rb5 58. Rh2 Qe7 (58... Qb7 $16 59. Kxf4 Qf7) 59. Rah1 $18 Qf8 $2 (59... Qb7 60. Qxf4 Rxb2) 60. Qxf4 {White is clearly winning.} Kg8 61. Rxh6 Rxh6 62. Rxh6 Kg7 {[#]} 63. g5 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 52%, Black = 41%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Safarli, Eltaj"] [Black "Abdusattorov, Nodirbek"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C65"] [WhiteElo "2653"] [BlackElo "2540"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "81"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,81,21,15,21,-13,0,3,0,-1,6,0,0,0,0,-4,15,0,0,0,0,-15,-11,-79,72,69, 72,72,106,102,102,102,105,87,100,91,81,80,93,101,178,179,175,175,187,189,180, 177,184,187,277,251,333,329,421,416,430,433,473,469,579,525,1072,1082,29985, 29986,29988,5014]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 d6 5. O-O Bd7 6. c4 { C66: Ruy Lopez: Steinitz Defence} (6. c3 g6 7. h3 Bg7 8. Be3 O-O 9. Nbd2 Nh5 10. Ba4 Kh8 11. d4 f5 12. exf5 gxf5 13. dxe5 dxe5 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 15. Bxd7 Qxd7 16. Qxh5 {1-0 (30) Grischuk,A (2772)-Wang,H (2709) Huaian 2017}) 6... g6 7. Nc3 Bg7 8. h3 O-O 9. Be3 {LiveBook: 13 Games} Nh5 10. c5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10. Bxc6 Bxc6 11. d4 b6 12. Re1 Bb7 13. b4 {1-0 (65) Oleksienko,M (2629)-Deac,B (2437) Iasi 2015}) 10... Nd4 11. Bxd7 Qxd7 12. cxd6 $1 Qxd6 13. Bxd4 exd4 14. Ne2 c5 15. Nd2 b5 16. f4 {Hoping for g4.} c4 17. e5 Qb6 18. Ne4 f5 19. Nf2 (19. Nd6 Nxf4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 20. Nxf4 Bxe5 $17) (19. Nd2 $11) 19... Nxf4 $2 (19... Bh6 $17 20. g3 g5 21. fxg5 Bxg5 22. dxc4 Be3) 20. Nxf4 $16 {Threatens to win with Re1.} Bxe5 21. Qf3 Qd6 {[#]} 22. Qd5+ $1 Qxd5 23. Nxd5 Rfe8 24. a4 c3 25. bxc3 dxc3 26. axb5 Rac8 {[#]} 27. Nb4 $1 {[%cal Rb4c6] Nc6 is the strong threat.} (27. Rxa7 $6 c2 $15) 27... Bf4 (27... c2 $16 {keeps fighting.} 28. Rac1 Bc3) 28. Nd1 $18 ({Stronger than} 28. Rxa7 c2 $11) (28. Nd5 $6 Bg5 $11) 28... Bd2 29. Nc2 ({Worse is} 29. Rxa7 c2 $11) 29... Re5 30. Rxa7 Rxb5 { intending ...Rb2.} 31. Kf2 Rb1 32. d4 Re8 (32... Rc1 $142 33. Ra2 Rb8) 33. Rc7 Rc1 34. Nde3 ({Inferior is} 34. Nxc3 Rxc2 35. Nd5 Rxc7 $11) 34... Rxf1+ 35. Nxf1 h5 36. Nfe3 Rb8 37. Ke2 Rb1 38. d5 Kf8 39. d6 Ke8 40. Nd5 Bg5 41. d7+ { Precision: White = 76%, Black = 44%.} (41. Nd4 $142 Rb2+ 42. Kf3 Rb3 43. d7+ Kf8 44. Ne6+ Kg8 45. Nxg5 c2+ 46. Kf2 Rf3+ 47. Kxf3 Kg7 48. d8=Q+ Kh6 49. Rh7#) 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Grandelius, Nils"] [Black "Amin, Bassem"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C95"] [WhiteElo "2652"] [BlackElo "2700"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "91"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 30,91,0,0,7,18,17,17,17,17,13,19,18,9,9,5,54,57,55,55,59,53,96,104,109, 124,194,204,244,246,318,309,311,314,342,344,421,403,485,482,477,475,499,513, 514,500,512,504,489,496,504,499,506,490,597,598,597,597,507,495,595,581,537, 533]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. c4 c6 12. Nc3 b4 {C95: Closed Ruy Lopez: Breyer Variation with 10 d4} 13. Ne2 Nxe4 14. Qc2 f5 15. c5+ d5 16. Be3 { LiveBook: 3 Games} Kh8 {aiming for ...f4.} 17. Nxe5 Nxe5 18. dxe5 Bh4 $1 {[#]} 19. g3 $146 {Black should prevent Ba4.} ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 19. Rf1 a5 20. f3 {1/2-1/2 (33) Wei,Y (2706) -Mamedyarov,S (2747) Wijk aan Zee 2016}) 19... Bg5 20. Bxg5 Qxg5 21. h4 $1 $36 {[%cal Rh4g5][%mdl 2048] White has good play.} Qe7 22. f3 Qxc5+ (22... Nxc5 { NOTEXT} 23. Nd4 Qa7 24. Kh1 f4 25. g4 Qe7) 23. Qxc5 Nxc5 24. Nd4 f4 25. g4 { [%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} Bb7 26. Bc2 Rae8 27. e6 Bc8 {[#]} (27... Re7 $16) 28. Bf5 $1 $18 ({Not} 28. Nxc6 Rxe6 29. Rxe6 Bxe6 $11) ({Don't take} 28. e7 $6 Rf7 $14) 28... g6 29. e7 Rg8 30. Bxc8 Rxc8 {[#]} 31. Nxc6 $1 { [%mdl 512]} Nd3 (31... Rxc6 32. e8=Q) 32. Re6 Rge8 33. Rd1 Nc5 34. Rd6 { White is clearly winning.} Kg7 35. R1xd5 Nb7 36. Rd8 Nxd8 37. exd8=Q Rexd8 38. Nxd8 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KR} Rc1+ 39. Kf2 Rc2+ 40. Ke1 Rxb2 41. Ra5 b3 42. axb3 Rxb3 43. Ne6+ Kf6 44. Nd4 Rb1+ 45. Kd2 Rh1 46. Kd3 {Precision: White = 100%, Black = 47%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Rakhmanov, Aleksandr"] [Black "Inarkiev, Ernesto"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D79"] [WhiteElo "2652"] [BlackElo "2680"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "22"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,22,0,5]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4. O-O Bg7 5. c4 c6 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. d4 O-O 8. Ne5 Ng4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8... e6 9. Nc3 Nfd7 10. Nf3 Nf6 11. Ne5 Bd7 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bf4 Nc6 14. Qd2 Kh7 15. Rfd1 Nh5 16. e4 Nxf4 17. Qxf4 dxe4 18. Nxe4 Qe7 19. h4 Rad8 20. h5 gxh5 21. Rac1 Be8 {0-1 (30) Mamedyarov,S (2799)-Artemiev,V (2691) Moscow 2017}) 9. Nf3 Nf6 10. Ne5 Ng4 11. Nf3 Nf6 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Mareco, Sandro"] [Black "Dixit, Nikhil"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B06"] [WhiteElo "2645"] [BlackElo "2285"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "97"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,97,34,49,22,41,45,27,0,13,0,27,0,0,0,11,12,25,6,6,1,8,17,107,118,137, 116,134,118,136,126,126,126,128,120,110,110,117,26,26,26,26,26,34,29,32,43,49, 41,41,41,41,41,41,41,73,73,93,13,14,14,14,14,14,21,58,41,66,72,569,578,526,499, 2172,2572,12833,2576,12841,12842,12843,12843,12846,12847,12847,12847]} 1. Nf3 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. e4 d6 4. c3 Nf6 5. Bd3 O-O 6. O-O Nc6 7. h3 e5 8. Re1 a5 { LiveBook: 3 Games. B07: Pirc Defence: Miscellaneous Systems} (8... Re8 9. Na3 b6 10. Nc2 Bb7 11. Bg5 h6 12. Bd2 Qe7 13. b4 Qf8 14. d5 Ne7 15. c4 Nd7 16. a4 f5 17. a5 {0-1 (39) Wei,Y (2734)-Dubov,D (2696) Liaocheng 2018}) 9. Na3 Re8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9... exd4 10. cxd4 Nb4 11. Bb1 c6 12. Bg5 Be6 13. Nc2 Qb6 14. Ne3 Rfe8 15. Bh4 h6 16. a3 {1-0 (36) Grigoriants,S (2568)-Kobo,O (2477) chess.com INT 2018}) 10. Nb5 Bd7 {White is slightly better.} 11. a3 a4 12. Bg5 {[%cal Bc1g5,Bg5h4,Bh4g3,Bg3e5][%mdl 32]} Qb8 13. Bf1 h6 14. Bh4 g5 15. Bg3 exd4 16. e5 $1 {[%cal Re5f6]} Nxe5 17. Nxe5 dxe5 18. cxd4 Rd8 (18... Bc6 $1 $11 ) 19. Bxe5 $16 Nd5 20. Bc4 Be6 21. Qf3 Qc8 22. Rac1 {And now Nxc7! would win.} Qd7 23. Bxg7 Kxg7 {[#]} 24. Rxe6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} fxe6 (24... Qxe6 25. Nxc7) 25. Bxd5 $1 c6 26. Bxe6 ({Better is} 26. Bxc6 $1 $16 bxc6 27. Rxc6) 26... Qxe6 $11 27. Nc7 $1 {[%csl LRa8,LRe6]} Qf7 $1 28. Qxf7+ Kxf7 29. Nxa8 Rxa8 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KR} 30. Kf1 Ke6 31. Ke2 Ra5 32. Kd3 Rb5 33. Re1+ Kd6 34. Kc3 Rb3+ 35. Kc2 Kd5 {[#]} 36. Re7 ({White should try} 36. Re8 $1 $16) 36... Kxd4 37. Rh7 Rb5 $1 38. Rxh6 Rc5+ 39. Kb1 Kd3 40. h4 Ke2 41. Rh5 Kd2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} ( 41... Rc4 $16) 42. Rxg5 $18 {White is clearly winning.} Rc1+ 43. Ka2 Rc2 (43... Rh1 $142 44. h5 Ke2) 44. Rg3 b5 {[#]} 45. h5 (45. Rc3 $142 $1 Rxc3 46. bxc3) 45... c5 46. h6 {[%cal Bh5h6,Bh6h7][%mdl 32]} b4 47. axb4 cxb4 48. h7 Rc8 49. Rg8 {Precision: White = 59%, Black = 38%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Adly, Ahmed"] [Black "Ma, Lin"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D71"] [WhiteElo "2626"] [BlackElo "2156"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,71,10,23,0,9,7,39,34,39,43,73,80,77,68,93,102,111,102,92,99,104,106, 111,84,100,58,59,72,67,58,93,57,49,53,180,178,179,164,178,175,293,291,410,360, 357,342,354,340,485,475,645,593,605,587,731,724,715,687,1375,1316]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. Qa4 Bg7 6. cxd5 {D71: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 3 g3 d5 sidelines and 5 cxd5 (without Nf3)} Nxd5 (6... O-O 7. dxc6 Nxc6 8. Nf3 Nd5 9. e3 Nb6 10. Qd1 e5 11. O-O Bg4 12. dxe5 Qxd1 13. Rxd1 Nxe5 {1/2-1/2 (68) Vitiugov,N (2735)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden 2018}) 7. Nf3 O-O {LiveBook: 17 Games} 8. Nc3 {White has an edge.} Nd7 9. O-O N7f6 10. Re1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10. Bd2 Bf5 11. Nxd5 cxd5 12. Ba5 Qd7 13. Qb3 Ne4 14. Ne5 Bxe5 15. dxe5 b6 16. Be1 {1-0 (78) Erturan,Y (2378)-Ozmen,H (1887) Konya 2015}) 10... Nxc3 11. bxc3 c5 12. e4 Nd7 13. Qa3 cxd4 14. cxd4 b6 15. Bg5 Re8 16. Rad1 h6 17. Bf4 Bb7 18. h4 e6 19. d5 exd5 20. exd5 Rxe1+ 21. Nxe1 {[%cal Bf3e1, Be1c2,Bc2e3,Be3g4][%mdl 32]} Nc5 22. Nc2 Qd7 23. Ne3 Qa4 ({Black should try} 23... Qe8 $14) 24. Qxa4 $18 Nxa4 {[#]} 25. d6 $1 {[%cal Bd5d6,Bd6d7][%mdl 32]} Bxg2 26. d7 ({Resist} 26. Kxg2 $6 Nc3 $14) 26... Bf6 (26... Bc6 $142 27. d8=Q+ Rxd8 28. Rxd8+ Kh7) 27. Ng4 (27. Nxg2 Nc5 $11) 27... Be7 (27... Bd8 $142) 28. Kxg2 {Hoping for Re1.} Nc5 29. Ne5 (29. Bxh6 f6 $16) ({Less strong is} 29. Nxh6+ Kf8 $16) 29... Ne6 30. Bxh6 Bf6 (30... f6 $142) 31. Nc6 {White is clearly winning.} Nd8 32. Rd6 Bg7 33. Bg5 Bf8 {[#]} 34. Rxg6+ $3 {[%mdl 512]} fxg6 35. Nxd8 Bh6 36. Nc6 {Precision: White = 75%, Black = 28%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo"] [Black "Wang, Hao"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E06"] [WhiteElo "2624"] [BlackElo "2707"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "30"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,30,19,19,18,20,27,9,8,2,0,25,0,11]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 Nbd7 { LiveBook: 124 Games. E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7} (10... h6 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. Nc3 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 Qxd4 14. Qxc7 Nc6 15. Qxb7 Na5 16. Qc7 Qd8 17. Qf4 Rb8 18. Rfd1 {1-0 (33) Mamedyarov,S (2804)-Wei,Y (2743) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 11. Rd1 Bd5 12. Qc2 Be4 13. Qb3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Qc1 h6 14. Bxf6 Nxf6 15. Nc3 Bh7 16. Ne5 c6 {1/2-1/2 (27) Gleizerov,E (2567)-Oparin,G (2504) Trieste 2013}) 13... Bd5 14. Qc2 Be4 15. Qb3 Bd5 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Maghsoodloo, Parham"] [Black "Artemiev, Vladislav"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2615"] [BlackElo "2701"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "109"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,109,8,6,8,9,12,25,18,18,10,36,14,32,0,18,9,45,43,47,45,52,25,26,28, 48,51,57,59,67,60,61,61,61,79,64,61,71,0,69,68,60,60,93,70,119,119,119,119,119, 119,181,170,173,177,185,164,303,259,371,223,232,222,310,206,369,369,322,347, 336,381,362,356,489,490,490,462,472,472,527,443,556,381,421,414,1400,1167, 29977,29980,29988,29989,29989,29985,29991,29992]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. c4 c6 5. d4 d5 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. O-O Bf5 8. b3 Nbd7 9. Bb2 {D78: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 6 0-0 c6} b5 {LiveBook: 4 Games} (9... a5 10. a3 Qb8 11. Rc1 Rd8 12. e3 Ne4 13. Qe2 Nxd2 14. Nxd2 Nf6 15. h3 Be6 16. Rfd1 h5 {1-0 (62) Howell,D (2676)-Motylev,A (2675) London 2017}) 10. Nh4 Be6 {[%cal Rb5c4]} 11. c5 {The position is equal.} Qc7 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 11... a5 12. a4 b4 13. Qc2 Re8 14. Rae1 Nf8 15. f4 Bc8 16. Ndf3 {1/2-1/2 (26) Glukhovtsev,S (2346)-Zhak,B (2570) ICCF email 2010}) 12. Qc2 a5 13. a4 b4 14. Rfe1 Rae8 15. Rad1 Qc8 16. f4 Ng4 17. e4 dxe4 18. Bxe4 Ndf6 19. Bd3 Nh6 20. Nc4 Bxc4 21. bxc4 e6 22. Nf3 Rd8 23. Qg2 Qc7 24. Ne5 Rc8 25. g4 {Black must now prevent g5.} Nd7 26. h3 f5 27. Bc1 (27. g5 $16 { Nxg6 is the strong threat.} Bxe5 28. fxe5) 27... Nf7 (27... b3 $11) 28. Nf3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} Rfe8 29. Bc2 Rcd8 30. Be3 Rb8 31. Nd2 Nf6 32. Nb3 Kh8 33. Re2 h6 (33... Rf8 $16 {was called for.} 34. Bf2 Nd8) 34. Rde1 Re7 35. Bc1 Rbe8 36. Kh1 Nh7 (36... Kh7 $142 37. Bd2 Nd8 38. gxf5 gxf5 ) 37. Rg1 Rg8 (37... Nf8 {was worth a try.} 38. h4 Bf6) 38. Qf3 Nf8 39. Reg2 Rd7 40. Bb2 {And now gxf5 would win.} Qd8 $2 (40... Nd8 {is a better defense.} 41. h4 fxg4 42. Rxg4 (42. Qxg4 Rf7 $18) 42... Rf7) 41. gxf5 $18 exf5 {[#]} 42. Bxf5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} gxf5 {[#]} 43. Rxg7 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxg7 44. d5 $1 { [%cal Bd4d5,Bd5d6][%mdl 32]} Ng5 45. fxg5 hxg5 46. Qxf5 Kg8 47. Bxg7 Rxg7 48. Nd4 Qe7 49. d6 Qe8 50. Qf3 Ng6 (50... Kh8 $142 51. Nxc6 g4 52. Rxg4 (52. hxg4 Rf7 $11) 52... Qe1+ 53. Kg2 Qd2+ 54. Kg3 Qe1+ 55. Kg2 Qd2+ 56. Kg3 Qe1+ 57. Kg2 ) 51. Nf5 Nh4 52. Nxg7 {White mates.} Kxg7 53. Rxg5+ Ng6 54. Qf5 b3 55. d7 { Precision: White = 75%, Black = 29%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Petrosian, Tigran L"] [Black "Kovalev, Vladislav"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D78"] [WhiteElo "2609"] [BlackElo "2648"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "93"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,93,18,4,32,23,5,0,1,21,13,0,37,34,45,56,33,38,61,50,50,47,48,50,52, 56,60,60,60,60,60,60,60,60,60,60,60,60,60,60,60,60,58,54,70,50,70,63,76,54,76, 76,87,0,18,18,18,18,18,0,0,0,18,0,0,0,18,0,0,0,18,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. d4 d5 6. c4 c6 7. b3 dxc4 8. bxc4 c5 9. Bb2 cxd4 10. Nxd4 {LiveBook: 172 Games} Qc7 {A49: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6 3 g3: Anti-King's Indian systems} (10... Qb6 11. Qb3 Nfd7 12. Rd1 Nc5 13. Qxb6 axb6 14. Nc3 Na4 15. Rab1 Nxb2 16. Rxb2 Nc6 17. e3 Nxd4 18. exd4 Be6 19. Bxb7 {1/2-1/2 (65) Ivanchuk,V (2726)-Wang,H (2709) Huaian 2017}) 11. Qb3 Nc6 12. Na3 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Nc3 Rb8 14. Qc2 Bf5 15. e4 Nxe4 16. Nxe4 Rxb2 17. Qa4 Rfb8 18. Rac1 Bh6 19. f4 Rxg2+ 20. Kxg2 Bxe4+ 21. Kh3 Qd7+ {0-1 (21) Moulin,S (2060)-Gozzoli,Y (2431) Le Grand Bornand 2003}) 12... a6 13. Nxc6 bxc6 14. Qa4 Bd7 15. c5 Be6 16. Nc4 ({Of course not} 16. Qxc6 Qxc6 17. Bxc6 Rac8 $15 ) 16... Bxc4 17. Qxc4 e6 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. Rab1 Rfb8 20. Rxb8+ Rxb8 21. Qxa6 Rb5 22. Rc1 Be7 23. Qxc6 (23. a4 {feels hotter.} Rxc5 24. Rxc5 Bxc5 25. e3 Bb6 26. Qa8+) 23... Qxc6 24. Bxc6 Rxc5 25. Rxc5 Bxc5 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KB-KB } 26. a4 Bb6 27. e3 Kf8 28. Kf1 Ke7 29. Ke2 Kd6 30. Be8 f5 31. Bf7 g5 32. h3 e5 33. g4 f4 34. Kd3 fxe3 35. f3 ({White should try} 35. fxe3 $16 Kc5 36. Ke4) 35... e4+ {The position is equal.} 36. fxe4 Ke5 37. Bd5 h6 38. Bc6 Kf4 { [#] ...Kf3 is the strong threat.} 39. Ke2 Ke5 40. Kf3 Kd4 41. Bb5 Ke5 42. Bd3 Kd4 43. Bf1 Ke5 44. Bg2 Kd4 45. Ke2 Bc7 46. e5 Bxe5 47. a5 {Precision: White = 61%, Black = 68%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Firouzja, Alireza"] [Black "Raahul V S"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E71"] [WhiteElo "2572"] [BlackElo "2258"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "53"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,53,38,43,30,90,79,88,72,68,85,140,134,139,153,138,135,151,135,148, 139,141,18,139,144,155,148,162,161,326,337,324,145,229,186,923,879,1141,1087, 1824,1797]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Be3 e5 7. d5 a5 8. g4 {E71: King's Indian: 4 e4 d6 5 h3} Na6 {LiveBook: 42 Games} 9. Qd2 (9. Nge2 c6 10. Ng3 Nc5 11. g5 Nfd7 12. h4 cxd5 13. Nxd5 Nb6 14. Nc3 Be6 15. b3 a4 {1-0 (36) Ding,L (2777)-Amonatov,F (2636) Riadh 2017}) 9... h5 $146 (9... Nc5 $11) ({Predecessor:} 9... Nc5 10. f3 Nfd7 11. h4 f5 12. gxf5 gxf5 13. O-O-O f4 14. Bf2 Nf6 15. h5 Bh6 {1/2-1/2 (45) Anton Guijarro,D (2651)-Ziska,H (2545) Heraklio 2017}) 10. Bg5 {White is better.} hxg4 11. hxg4 Bxg4 12. f3 Bh5 (12... Bd7 $142) 13. Nce2 $1 $16 Qe8 14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Ng3 Bg7 16. Nxh5 gxh5 {[#]} 17. Bh3 $1 f5 18. Ne2 ({Better is} 18. Bxf5 $16 {And now Qg5 would win.} Rf6 19. Ne2 (19. Qxa5 Rxf5 20. exf5 Qf7 $16)) 18... Nc5 (18... fxe4 $11 19. Be6+ Kh7 20. fxe4 (20. Qg5 Qg6 $11) 20... Bh6) 19. Bxf5 Rxf5 20. exf5 {Black must now prevent Qg5.} e4 21. O-O-O {Rdg1 is the strong threat.} Qe5 $2 {[#]} (21... exf3 22. Nd4 Qe5 23. Nxf3 Qxf5) 22. f4 $1 $18 {[%cal Rf4e5]} ({Not} 22. Rxh5 exf3 23. Nd4 Qxd4 $16) 22... Qxf5 {intending ...Nd3+.} 23. Rhg1 (23. Ng3 $18 Nd3+ 24. Kb1 Qxf4 25. Nxh5 Qxd2 26. Rxd2) 23... Nd3+ (23... Kf7 $16) 24. Kb1 Nb4 $2 (24... Kf7 25. Ng3 Qh7) 25. Nd4 {White is clearly winning.} Qf6 26. Rg5 c5 27. Ne6 {Precision: White = 66%, Black = 31%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Petrosyan, Manuel"] [Black "Ashwath, R."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D38"] [WhiteElo "2560"] [BlackElo "2250"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "143"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,142,31,24,19,0,0,0,0,0,4,-9,37,-11,15,8,5,18,37,14,21,30,25,15,25,0, 0,-27,0,-81,-85,-82,-79,-71,-78,-80,-85,-89,-69,-120,-121,-116,-78,-90,-82,-45, -64,-206,-206,-201,-54,-127,-88,-89,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,22,22,22,33,23,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 c5 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Be2 Qa5 9. O-O Bxc3 10. bxc3 c4 11. Qc2 Ne4 12. Rac1 Nxg5 {D38: Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defence (4 Nf3 Bb4)} (12... Nb6 13. Bf4 O-O 14. Nh4 Qa4 15. Qb2 Re8 16. f3 Nf6 17. g4 h6 18. Ng2 Nh7 19. Bd1 Qc6 20. Bc2 {0-1 (41) Goganov,A (2635)-Alekseev,E (2636) St Petersburg 2016}) 13. Nxg5 {LiveBook: 5 Games} Nf6 14. Nf3 g6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14... O-O 15. Ne5 Nd7 16. f4 b5 17. Bf3 Nb6 18. Nc6 Qa3 19. e4 Qd6 20. exd5 Bb7 21. Qf5 Rfe8 22. Rce1 g6 23. Qg5 Kg7 24. f5 f6 25. Qg3 Qd7 26. fxg6 hxg6 27. Bh5 {1-0 (27) Yudovich,M-Gutop,Y Moscow (Russia) 1957}) 15. Ne5 O-O 16. f3 b5 17. Qd2 Kg7 18. Bd1 (18. a4 $5) 18... Qc7 19. Rb1 a6 20. Bc2 Bb7 21. a4 Nd7 22. Nxd7 Qxd7 23. e4 Bc6 24. a5 Qc7 25. Rbe1 Qxa5 26. exd5 (26. e5 $1 $11) 26... Bxd5 $17 27. Re5 Qd8 28. Be4 Bxe4 29. fxe4 Qd6 30. Qe3 Rae8 31. Rxe8 (31. Rc5 $15) 31... Rxe8 $15 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 32. e5 Qd5 33. Rf6 a5 {[%cal Ba6a5,Ba5a4] [%mdl 32] Strongly threatening ...b4.} 34. Rd6 Qb7 35. h4 ({Better is} 35. Qg5 $1 $15) 35... h5 {White must now prevent ...b4.} 36. Qf4 {[#] intending Qf6+.} Qe7 (36... b4 $1 $19 {And now ...b3 would win.} 37. Qf6+ Kg8) 37. Rc6 ({ White should play} 37. Rf6 $15) 37... a4 {Threatens to win with ...Ra8.} 38. Ra6 Rc8 (38... Rf8 $17) 39. d5 $1 $11 b4 40. cxb4 c3 41. Rxa4 c2 42. Ra1 c1=Q+ 43. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 44. Qxc1 Qxb4 {KQ-KQ} 45. Qd1 Kf8 {The position is equal.} 46. d6 {White wants to play g3.} Ke8 47. Qc1 {[%cal Rc1c8] [#]} Qd4+ 48. Kf1 { [%cal Rc1c8]} Qd3+ 49. Kf2 {[%cal Rc1c8]} Qd4+ 50. Qe3 Qxh4+ 51. Kg1 Kd7 52. Qc3 Ke6 53. g3 Qa4 54. Kf2 Qd7 55. Qe3 f6 56. exf6+ Kxf6 57. Qd4+ Ke6 58. Qe4+ Kxd6 59. Qxg6+ Ke5 60. Qxh5+ (60. Kg1 {with more complications.} Qd4+ 61. Kh2 Qf2+ 62. Kh3 Qf5+ 63. Qxf5+ Kxf5 64. Kh4) 60... Qf5+ 61. Qxf5+ Kxf5 {KP-K} 62. Kf3 Kg5 63. g4 {[%cal Bg3g4,Bg4g5,Bg5g6,Bg6g7][%mdl 32]} Kg6 64. Kf4 Kf6 65. g5+ Kg6 66. Kg4 Kg7 67. Kh5 Kh7 68. g6+ Kg7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (68... Kg8) 69. Kg5 Kg8 70. Kh6 {g7 would kill now.} Kh8 71. g7+ Kg8 72. Kg6 {Precision: White = 66%, Black = 67%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Puranik, Abhimanyu"] [Black "Aradhya, Garg"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C91"] [WhiteElo "2520"] [BlackElo "2218"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "107"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 28,107,32,20,41,33,25,18,21,2,10,1,7,0,33,33,26,29,41,53,115,122,114, 101,88,63,49,62,114,114,120,113,124,116,135,137,149,102,193,204,197,186,169, 168,225,170,202,210,263,262,252,248,658,643,709,702,873,856,856,833,810,797, 908,894,1192,1171,1147,1069,8578,29968,29970,29974,29959,29968,29966,6682, 29983,29984,29986,29987,29987,29988]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. d4 {[%cal Bd2d4,Bd4d5][%mdl 32]} Bg4 10. d5 Na5 11. Bc2 Qc8 12. h3 Bh5 13. Nbd2 c6 14. dxc6 Qxc6 15. Nf1 { LiveBook: 26 Games. C91: Closed Ruy Lopez: 7...d6 8 c3 0-0 9 d4} Rfd8 (15... Bg6 16. Ng3 Rfe8 17. a4 Nc4 18. Qe2 d5 19. exd5 Nxd5 20. Bxg6 hxg6 21. axb5 axb5 22. Nxe5 Nxe5 23. Rxa8 Rxa8 24. Qxe5 {1/2-1/2 (30) Naiditsch,A (2626) -Carlsen,M (2548) Warsaw 2005}) 16. Ng3 Bg6 17. Nh4 {White has an edge.} d5 { [%cal Rf6e4]} 18. Nxg6 hxg6 19. exd5 {[#]} Nxd5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 19... Rxd5 20. Qf3 Rad8 21. Bg5 Qc7 22. Ne4 Nxe4 23. Bxe4 {0-1 (57) Smith,B (2392) -Schneider,D (2502) Philadelphia 2007}) 20. Qe2 b4 21. cxb4 $1 (21. Qxe5 Bf6 $17) 21... Bxb4 22. Rd1 Rac8 23. Be4 {Strongly threatening Bg5.} f5 ({Black should play} 23... Qe6 $1 $14) 24. Bg5 {Rac1 is the strong threat.} fxe4 25. Bxd8 Rxd8 26. Rac1 Qe6 $1 27. Nxe4 Bf8 (27... Be7 $1 $14) 28. Qf3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Hoping for Ng5. White is really pushing.} Be7 {[#] next ...Nc6 is good for Black.} 29. Nc5 $1 {[%cal Rc5e6]} Qf7 30. Qxf7+ ({Much less strong is} 30. Nxa6 Qxf3 31. gxf3 Kf7 $14) 30... Kxf7 31. Nxa6 e4 32. Nc5 e3 (32... Bg5 $16) 33. fxe3 $18 Bg5 34. Kh1 Bxe3 35. Rc2 g5 (35... Nb4 $142 36. Rxd8 Nxc2 37. Rd7+ Kf6 38. Ne4+ Kf5) 36. Ne4 g4 37. Re2 Bh6 38. hxg4 {[%cal Bh3g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} Bf4 39. g3 Bc7 $2 (39... Bb8 40. Ng5+ Kg6) 40. Ng5+ Kf6 41. Ne6 Nf4 42. g5+ ({ Not} 42. Nxd8 Nxe2 43. Kg2 Nc4 $16) 42... Kf5 43. Rxd8 ({Less strong is} 43. Nxd8 Nxe2 44. Rd7 Bxd8 $16) 43... Nxe2 44. Nxc7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KNN} Nc4 45. Kg2 Kxg5 46. b3 Na3 {[#]} 47. Nb5 $1 Nb1 (47... Nxb5 48. Rd5+) 48. Rd1 Nbc3 49. Nxc3 Nxc3 50. Rd2 Kf5 51. a4 {[%cal Ba2a4,Ba4a5,Ba5a6][%mdl 32]} Ke4 52. a5 {White mates.} Ke3 53. Rd7 g5 54. a6 {Precision: White = 87%, Black = 26%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Vishnu Prasanna V"] [Black "Sethuraman, S P."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C65"] [WhiteElo "2510"] [BlackElo "2631"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "58"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,57,2,0,-27,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-25,-28,-27,-19,-28,-32,-37,-24,-60,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,-38,-37,-50,-29,-56,-53,-56,-53,-48,0,-45,75,87,81,0,0,0,0,-29999]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. Nbd2 {C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence (3...Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} (6. O-O Re8 7. Bg5 Be7 8. Re1 d6 9. d4 Bd7 10. d5 Nb8 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. a4 Be7 13. Na3 Rf8 14. Bxd7 Nxd7 { 1/2-1/2 (31) Anand,V (2776)-Aronian,L (2794) Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden 2018}) 6... d6 7. h3 Ne7 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 8. Nf1 {The position is equal.} Ng6 9. Ng3 c6 10. Ba4 Bb6 11. O-O d5 12. Bb3 h6 13. exd5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Qc2 Re8 { 1/2-1/2 (56) Sukandar,I (2363)-Teh,E (2254) Jakarta 2013}) 13... cxd5 14. d4 e4 $1 {[%cal Re4f3]} 15. Ne5 Bc7 16. Nh5 Be6 (16... a5 $15) 17. f4 $1 $11 { [%cal Rf4f5] Threatens to win with f5.} exf3 18. Nxf6+ Qxf6 19. Rxf3 Qe7 20. Qe1 Nxe5 21. dxe5 f6 22. Qh4 Bxe5 23. Be3 a5 24. Re1 Rae8 25. Bc2 {And now Bxh6! would win.} Bf7 {[#]} (25... Qd6 $15 {keeps the upper hand.}) 26. Bxh6 $1 $16 {[%mdl 512]} f5 ({But not} 26... gxh6 $2 27. Qxh6 Bg6 28. Bxg6 $18) 27. Bg5 (27. Qxe7 $16 Rxe7 28. Rfe3 (28. Rxf5 Bd4+ 29. Kf1 Rxe1+ 30. Kxe1 Bxc3+ 31. bxc3 gxh6 $14)) 27... Bh2+ $1 $11 28. Kf1 Qc5 {[%csl Gh2][%cal Rc5g1]} 29. Bxf5 $4 {[%mdl 8192]} (29. Qd4 $11 Rxe1+ 30. Kxe1) 29... Qg1# {Precision: White = 56%, Black = 63%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Gagare, Shardul"] [Black "Bhambure, Shantanu"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2502"] [BlackElo "2155"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "59"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,59,8,0,17,31,31,31,33,40,0,0,0,36,0,0,0,0,0,60,15,58,53,54,36,231, 214,210,235,227,237,307,296,450,445,411,310,688,319,1394,1375,904,888]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 Bb4 6. Bxc4 {D24: Queen's Gambit Accepted: 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 Nc3} Nxe4 7. O-O Nxc3 8. bxc3 Be7 9. Ne5 O-O 10. Qg4 Nc6 {LiveBook: 93 Games} 11. Re1 f5 12. Qf3 Nxe5 13. Rxe5 Kh8 {[#]} 14. Bf4 $146 g5 15. Bd2 Bf6 (15... Bd6 $5 {[%cal Rd6e5]} 16. Ree1 g4 $11) 16. Rae1 Bxe5 17. Rxe5 Qf6 18. h4 g4 ({Black should play} 18... gxh4 $11 19. Re1 Qg6) 19. Qe2 $1 $14 f4 20. Qxg4 Bd7 21. Re4 {[%cal Rd2f4]} Bc6 $2 {[#]} (21... Qg7 $14 22. Qxg7+ Kxg7) 22. Bxf4 $18 (22. Rxe6 Bd7 $16) ({Resist} 22. Rxf4 $6 Qg7 $16) 22... Bxe4 23. Be5 Qxe5 24. dxe5 Bxg2 {And now ...Rg8 would win.} 25. Qxe6 ({ Less strong is} 25. Bxe6 Bc6 $14) 25... Rae8 {[#]} (25... Bf3 $142 26. Qh6 Rad8 ) 26. Qh6 $1 Be4 27. f4 Bf5 $2 (27... c6 28. Kf2 b5) 28. Kf2 (28. e6 $142) 28... b5 $2 (28... Bc8 29. e6 Rf5) 29. Bxb5 Rd8 30. Bc4 {Precision: White = 78%, Black = 32%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Yakubboev, Nodirbek"] [Black "Jones, Gawain C B"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D71"] [WhiteElo "2482"] [BlackElo "2675"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "144"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 12,144,24,16,27,10,26,24,9,7,10,11,7,12,13,14,25,10,57,57,69,64,55,-12, -13,-27,-23,-26,-26,-26,-23,-30,-31,-32,-23,-24,-24,-25,-16,-17,-8,-8,-8,-16, -16,-19,0,0,0,-21,0,0,0,-4,0,0,0,-4,-4,-4,-4,-4,-4,-4,-4,-47,-47,-47,-47,-47, -18,-18,-18,-18,-18,-18,-18,-18,-18,-32,-18,-18,-18,-18,-18,-32,-18,-18,-18, -32,-32,-32,-23,-32,-4,-4,0,0,0,-4,-4,-4,-4,-4,0,-4,0,-4,-4,-4,-4,-4,-4,-14,-4, -4,0,-4,0,-4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c5 4. dxc5 Qa5+ 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Bg2 {E60: King's Indian: Unusual lines and Fianchetto Variation without Nc3} Qxc5 7. Qa4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Ng4 8. Nh3 {White has an edge.} Bxc3+ $146 ({Predecessor:} 8... Ne5 9. Bf4 Nxc4 10. Rc1 O-O 11. Nd5 b5 {1/2-1/2 (72) Mamedyarov,S (2765)-Grischuk,A (2810) Beijing 2014}) 9. bxc3 Nc6 10. Ba3 Qa5 11. Qxa5 Nxa5 12. c5 $1 Rb8 13. Rb1 b6 14. cxb6 Rxb6 15. O-O $1 d6 16. Rxb6 $1 axb6 17. Nf4 (17. Rb1 $1 $14) 17... Nc4 $11 18. Bb4 Nf6 19. Nd5 Nxd5 20. Bxd5 Be6 21. Bxc4 Bxc4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 22. Ra1 Kd7 23. Kf1 Ra8 24. a4 g5 {[%cal Bg6g5,Bg5g4][%mdl 32]} 25. f3 Kc6 26. Kf2 f5 27. a5 g4 28. Ra3 b5 29. Ra1 h5 30. h3 Rf8 31. hxg4 fxg4 32. Ke3 Rf6 33. a6 {[#] aiming for a7.} Rf8 34. a7 Kb7 35. a8=Q+ (35. fxg4 {is more complex.} hxg4 36. a8=R Rxa8 37. Rxa8 Kxa8 38. Ke4) 35... Rxa8 36. Rxa8 Kxa8 37. fxg4 hxg4 {KB-KB} 38. Kd2 Kb7 39. e4 Kc6 {[#]} 40. e5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kd5 (40... dxe5 41. Bxe7) 41. exd6 exd6 42. Ba3 Bf1 43. Bb4 Bg2 44. Ba3 Be4 45. Bb4 Bf5 46. Ba3 Ke5 47. Ke3 Be6 48. Bb4 Kd5 49. Kd2 Bf7 50. Ba3 Ke5 51. Ke3 Bg6 52. Bb4 d5 53. Bc5 { The position is equal.} Bf5 54. Bd4+ Kd6 55. Kd2 Bd7 56. Ke3 Kc6 57. Kd2 Kb7 58. Bc5 Kc6 59. Bd4 Bf5 60. Ke3 Be4 61. Kf4 Bf3 62. Ke3 Kb7 63. Bc5 Ka6 64. Bb4 Kb7 65. Kd4 Kc7 66. Kc5 $1 Kd7 67. Kxb5 Ke6 68. Ba5 $1 Kf5 69. Bc7 Ke4 70. Kb4 Kd3 71. Bf4 $1 d4 72. cxd4 Kxd4 {Precision: White = 80%, Black = 65%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Darini, Pouria"] [Black "Aditya Mittal"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B90"] [WhiteElo "2478"] [BlackElo "2212"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "114"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,114,0,0,0,0,0,0,-1,25,16,27,0,62,60,99,100,124,115,137,85,132,123, 120,0,112,93,157,160,166,175,218,216,195,216,233,234,262,132,114,76,76,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,5,16,80,61,110,79,97,79,96,89,146,155,137,132,179,179,161,173,172, 176,165,162,191,164,165,129,136,61,130,136,175,163,159,172,198,212,202,191,217, 0,189,170,289,275,236,233,290]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nb3 e5 7. Bg5 Be6 {B94: Sicilian Najdorf: 6 Bg5 Nbd7} (7... Be7 8. Bxf6 Bxf6 9. Qd3 Be6 10. O-O-O Be7 11. Nd5 Bxd5 12. Qxd5 Qc7 13. Kb1 O-O 14. Na5 Nc6 15. Nc4 Rad8 {1-0 (50) Grischuk,A (2737)-Nepomniachtchi,I (2767) Doha 2016}) 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. Nd5 Qd8 10. Qd3 Nd7 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 11. O-O-O Rc8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11... Bxd5 12. Qxd5 Qc7 13. g3 Nf6 14. Qd3 Be7 15. Nd2 { 0-1 (47) Nikitenko,M (2408)-Shevchenko,K (2491) Kirishi 2017}) 12. Kb1 g6 13. h4 Nb6 {White must now prevent ...Nxd5.} 14. Ne3 h5 15. g3 Be7 (15... Bh6 $11) 16. f4 Qc7 17. Bh3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is on the roll.} Nc4 {Threatens to win with ...Nxe3.} 18. Nd5 Qd7 19. Qf1 (19. f5 $142 gxf5 20. Bxf5) 19... Qd8 20. Qe2 Qd7 21. Qf1 Qd8 $1 22. Qf3 Qd7 ({Better is} 22... b5) 23. f5 $1 $16 { [%cal Rf5e6]} gxf5 24. Bxf5 b5 25. Nd2 Qd8 26. Rhf1 Nb6 27. Nb3 Nc4 28. Bxe6 ( 28. a3 $18) 28... fxe6 29. Qf7+ Kd7 30. Nf6+ (30. Nxe7 $16 {Nd5+ is the strong threat.} Qxe7 31. Qf2) 30... Kc6 $1 $11 {Strongly threatening ...Rf8.} 31. Qxe6 Rh6 $1 {[%cal Re7f6]} 32. Nc5 $1 Kxc5 33. Nd7+ Kc6 34. Nxe5+ Nxe5 35. Qxh6 Ng4 {[#]} (35... Qg8 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 36. Qd2 $1 $16 Qg8 37. Rf5 Qe6 38. Rxh5 Nf6 39. Rh6 Qe5 (39... Kd7 $142) 40. Qf4 {aiming for Qxe5.} Rg8 41. a4 Rxg3 42. axb5+ axb5 43. Qxe5 dxe5 {[#]} 44. Rd5 $1 {[%cal Rd5e5]} Rg4 45. Rxe5 Kd7 46. Rxb5 Rxe4 47. Rb7+ Ke6 48. Rh8 (48. h5 $16) 48... Kf7 (48... Nd5 $1 $14 ) 49. c3 Kg7 50. Ra8 Kf7 51. Raa7 Ng8 52. h5 Re5 53. Ra8 Nh6 54. Raa7 Ng8 55. Rb8 Nh6 (55... Nf6 $142 56. h6 Rh5) 56. Rh8 Kg7 57. Rha8 Nf7 {Precision: White = 64%, Black = 49%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Grivas, Efstratios"] [Black "Salim issa ali shamas"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E17"] [WhiteElo "2468"] [BlackElo "1912"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "141"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,141,53,35,47,22,12,7,49,49,50,47,48,50,62,59,73,84,91,91,97,98,114, 112,113,111,113,105,107,108,110,98,101,93,115,72,88,88,72,77,87,77,77,71,92,81, 98,53,54,53,54,54,62,54,58,54,120,120,120,117,125,121,191,143,151,129,129,121, 146,89,103,76,98,93,88,0,71,0,41,41,268,254,220,183,257,239,245,229,222,209, 254,250,460,444,444,397,381,389,567,558,547,539,12841,1373,12842,12843,12843, 12843,12844,12844,12845,12845,12845,12846,12847,12847,12849,12848,12849,12849, 12850,12849,12850,12850]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. d5 exd5 8. Nh4 Ne4 9. cxd5 Nd6 {E17: Queen's Indian: 4 g3 Bb7 5 Bg2 Be7} (9... Bxh4 10. Bxe4 Bf6 11. Nc3 c5 12. dxc6 dxc6 13. Qc2 h6 14. Rd1 Qe7 15. Bf4 Be5 16. Bxe5 Qxe5 17. Qa4 {1-0 (39) Bogosavljevic,B (2527)-Savic,M (2526) Pirot 2016}) 10. Nf3 Bf6 11. Nc3 {LiveBook: 5 Games} Re8 {White is slightly better.} 12. Nd2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. Bf4 Na6 13. Rc1 Bxc3 14. Rxc3 Nb4 15. Bxd6 cxd6 16. Rb3 a5 17. a3 {0-1 (52) Hernandez Noa,R (2310)-Diaz Murgada,R (2349) Havana 2013}) 12... Na6 13. Nde4 Be7 14. Nxd6 Bxd6 15. Ne4 Bf8 16. Bg5 f6 17. Be3 Nb4 {[#]} 18. Nc3 $1 Kh8 19. a3 Na6 20. b4 c6 21. Qb3 Nc7 22. Rfd1 {Black must now prevent dxc6.} cxd5 23. Nxd5 Nxd5 24. Bxd5 Bxd5 25. Rxd5 d6 26. Qd3 Qe7 27. Re1 Qe6 28. Bf4 Rad8 29. h4 Qe4 30. Qxe4 Rxe4 31. Kf1 Rc4 32. Red1 {[%cal Rf4d6]} Rc3 33. R5d3 Rxd3 34. Rxd3 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Kg8 35. Rc3 Rd7 36. Rc8 Kf7 37. Ke1 h6 {[#]} ({Black should try} 37... Be7 $14) 38. h5 $1 $16 Be7 39. Kd2 Ke6 40. Kd3 Kf5 (40... f5 $16) 41. f3 Ke6 42. a4 f5 43. b5 Bf6 44. Be3 ({White should play} 44. Bd2) 44... Kd5 45. Bf2 Re7 46. Rc6 Be5 47. Rc8 Bf6 48. Be3 (48. Rc2 $16) 48... Be5 49. Bf4 Bxf4 $2 (49... Bb2 $14) 50. gxf4 $14 {KR-KR} Ke6 51. e3 Kd5 (51... Kf7 { keeps fighting.} 52. Rc6 Ke6) 52. Rc1 $18 Rf7 53. Rc6 Re7 54. Rc8 Ke6 55. Kd4 Kd7 $2 (55... a6 {is a better defense.} 56. Ra8 (56. bxa6 Ra7 $16) 56... axb5) 56. Rc1 Ke6 57. Rg1 Kf7 58. e4 fxe4 (58... a6 {was necessary.} 59. Rc1 (59. exf5 axb5 60. axb5 Rc7 $11) (59. bxa6 fxe4 60. fxe4 Ra7 $16) 59... axb5) 59. fxe4 {White is clearly winning.} Re6 60. Kd5 {Intending Rxg7+! and mate.} g6 61. Rxg6 (61. hxg6+ $142 Rxg6 62. Rxg6 Kxg6 63. Kxd6) 61... Rxg6 62. hxg6+ Kxg6 63. Kxd6 {KP-KP} h5 64. e5 h4 65. e6 h3 66. e7 {Threatening mate with Ke6.} Kf5 67. e8=Q {Qe6+ would kill now.} Kxf4 68. Kc6 Kg3 69. Kb7 h2 70. Qe5+ Kh3 {[#]} 71. Qxh2+ $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 71%, Black = 44%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Chakravarthi Reddy, M."] [Black "Sultan, Ibrahim"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E12"] [WhiteElo "2442"] [BlackElo "2141"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "45"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,45,28,8,33,8,68,74,74,78,88,39,47,58,104,100,369,345,329,342,435,433, 852,858,843,841]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. a3 Ba6 5. Qc2 Bb7 6. Nc3 c5 7. e4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Nc6 9. Nxc6 Bxc6 10. Bf4 Nh5 11. Be3 {E12: Queen's Indian: Unusual White 4th moves, 4 a3, 4 Nc3 Bb7 5 a3 and 4 Nc3 Bb7} (11. Bd2 Qc7 12. g3 Bc5 13. Bg2 O-O 14. O-O Rac8 15. Rac1 Nf6 16. b4 Be7 17. Qd3 Qb8 18. h3 Rfd8 {1-0 (34) Jobava,B (2717)-Timman,J (2601) Hoogeveen 2014}) 11... Bc5 12. Qe2 { LiveBook: 4 Games} Bxe3 13. Qxe3 {White is slightly better.} d6 (13... Qc7 $11) 14. Be2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. Rd1 Qe7 15. Be2 Nf6 16. Bf3 e5 17. O-O O-O 18. Rd2 Rfd8 {0-1 (55) De Nicolas,C-Barahona,S UECC email 2000}) 14... Nf6 15. O-O-O Qe7 16. g4 O-O-O 17. f4 Qb7 {[%cal Rf6e4]} 18. Bf3 d5 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#] } (18... Kb8 $16 {is a better defense.}) 19. cxd5 $18 exd5 20. exd5 Nxd5 21. Nxd5 {White is clearly winning.} Rxd5 (21... Bxd5 $142 22. Qc3+ Qc7) 22. Bxd5 Bxd5 23. Qc3+ {Precision: White = 69%, Black = 13%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Viani Antonio Dcunha"] [Black "Ajay Karthikeyan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B23"] [WhiteElo "2435"] [BlackElo "2127"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "87"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,87,-4,6,-11,-15,-14,-18,-18,-16,-23,26,27,81,70,121,22,22,19,22,0,30, 18,98,96,98,106,180,89,201,202,206,129,122,29,30,41,36,29,124,139,158,91,192, 132,275,260,231,257,896,893,883,865,955,954,1134,1119,1065,1039,2041,1979, 29977,12349,29988,29989,29989,29989,29989,29990,29995,29993,29993,29994]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bb5 Nd4 6. O-O a6 7. Bd3 d6 {B23: Closed Sicilian: Lines without g3} (7... Nc6 8. e5 d6 9. Qe2 dxe5 10. fxe5 Nh6 11. Kh1 Bg4 12. Be4 Rc8 13. d3 Nf5 14. e6 f6 15. Qf2 {1-0 (37) Petrosian,T (2648) -Jaracz,P (2548) Warsaw 2012}) 8. Nxd4 Bxd4+ 9. Kh1 e6 {LiveBook: 4 Games. The position is equal.} 10. Ne2 Bg7 11. c3 Ne7 12. Bc2 O-O 13. d4 cxd4 14. Nxd4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. cxd4 e5 15. f5 {1-0 (41) Petrosian,T (2326) -Balkhamishvili,T (2120) Batumi 2001}) 14... e5 (14... Qc7 $11) 15. Nf3 Qc7 ( 15... Bg4 $14) 16. Qe1 (16. f5 $1 $16) 16... Be6 $11 17. Qh4 {Strongly threatening f5!} f6 18. Be3 Rad8 19. a4 Nc6 (19... exf4 $11 20. Qxf4 Nc6) 20. f5 $1 $16 {[%cal Rf5e6]} Bf7 21. g4 g5 (21... Bc4 $16) 22. Qf2 (22. Bxg5 $1 $18 {is more deadly.} fxg5 23. Nxg5) 22... Qc8 {[#]} (22... Rd7 $16) 23. h4 $1 $18 h6 24. Kg2 d5 25. Bb6 (25. hxg5 $16 hxg5 26. Rfd1) 25... Rd7 $11 26. Rfd1 dxe4 27. Bxe4 Re8 (27... Ne7 $1 $11 {remains equal.}) 28. hxg5 $16 fxg5 {[#]} 29. Ne1 (29. Qc5 $142 $1) 29... Bf6 (29... Ne7 $16 {keeps fighting.}) 30. Nd3 $36 { [%mdl 2048] White is in control.} (30. Rxd7 $18 Qxd7 31. Nd3) 30... Rd6 (30... Bd8 $16) 31. Nc5 $18 Nd4 32. Bxb7 ({Much less strong is} 32. cxd4 $6 Rxb6 33. d5 Be7 $16) 32... Qxb7+ $2 (32... Qb8) 33. Nxb7 Rxb6 34. Nc5 Bd5+ 35. Kh3 Bf3 36. cxd4 Bxd1 37. Rxd1 exd4 38. Nd7 Rb3+ 39. Kg2 Bh8 40. f6 {White mates.} Kf7 41. Qxd4 Re2+ 42. Kf1 Rbxb2 43. Qc4+ Re6 44. Re1 {Precision: White = 49%, Black = 36%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Sindarov, Javokhir"] [Black "Asmar, Elie"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B06"] [WhiteElo "2431"] [BlackElo "2060"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "67"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,67,73,87,85,84,62,88,86,83,88,119,117,111,114,124,129,125,132,129, 133,131,126,147,146,145,139,229,230,226,227,253,261,341,325,364,335,455,440, 423,296,340,268,865,809,969,904,1555,1531,1561,1537]} 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 d5 {[%cal Bd7d5,Bd5e4][%mdl 32]} 5. h3 Nf6 6. e5 Ne4 7. Nxe4 dxe4 8. Ng5 c5 9. dxc5 Qxd1+ {B15: Caro-Kann: 3 Nc3: 3...g6 and 3...dxe4 4 Nxe4 Nf6 5 Nxf6+ exf6} 10. Kxd1 Nc6 {[#] LiveBook: 3 Games} (10... Bxe5 11. Nxe4 O-O 12. c3 Rd8+ 13. Kc2 Bf5 14. f3 Nd7 15. Be3 Rdc8 16. Bd3 Bxe4 17. Bxe4 Nxc5 18. Bxc5 Rxc5 19. Bxb7 {1-0 (45) Vachier Lagrave,M (2793)-Sandipan,C (2579) Caleta 2018} ) 11. c3 $1 ({Don't play} 11. Nxe4 $6 Bf5 $11) 11... Nxe5 $146 {White is better.} ({Predecessor:} 11... O-O 12. Nxe4 Rd8+ 13. Kc2 Bf5 14. f3 Bxe5 15. Be3 a5 16. Bc4 Bg7 17. Rad1 {1-0 (38) Zaitsev,I (2485)-Liberzon,R (2120) Moscow 1998}) 12. Nxe4 Bf5 13. f3 O-O 14. Be3 Rfd8+ 15. Kc2 Rac8 16. Be2 h6 17. Rad1 Be6 18. Rxd8+ Rxd8 19. Rd1 Rxd1 20. Bxd1 Bc4 21. Nd2 Bd3+ 22. Kc1 Nc4 ( 22... Bb5 $16 {was worth a try.} 23. Kb1 g5) 23. Nxc4 $18 Bxc4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBB} 24. f4 Bd5 25. Bf3 Bc6 26. Bxc6 bxc6 {KB-KB} 27. Kc2 Kf8 28. Kb3 Ke8 29. Ka4 Kd7 30. Ka5 Ke6 $2 {[#]} (30... Kc8 31. Ka6 Kb8) 31. Ka6 { White is clearly winning.} Kd5 32. Kxa7 e5 33. fxe5 Bxe5 34. Kb7 {Precision: White = 96%, Black = 33%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Arjun Kalyan"] [Black "Mullick, Raahil"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C65"] [WhiteElo "2397"] [BlackElo "2053"] [Annotator "NA"] [PlyCount "109"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nc6 { [%emt 0:00:06]} 3. Bb5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 4. d3 {[%emt 0:00: 37]} Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 5. O-O {[%emt 0:00:46]} d6 {[%emt 0:01:30]} 6. c3 { [%emt 0:01:14]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:21]} 7. h3 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Ne7 {[%emt 0:03:04] C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence (3...Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} 8. Re1 { [%emt 0:00:41]} Ng6 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 9. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:01:36]} c6 {[%emt 0:06: 29]} 10. Ba4 {[%emt 0:01:45]} Bb6 {[%emt 0:00:41]} 11. d4 {[%emt 0:00:26]} Re8 {[%emt 0:06:29]} 12. Bc2 {[%emt 0:00:44]} Bc7 {[%emt 0:01:56]} 13. a4 {[%emt 0: 01:48]} a5 {[%emt 0:10:37]} 14. Nf1 {[%emt 0:04:34]} d5 {[%emt 0:05:36]} 15. exd5 {[%emt 0:05:46] [#]} e4 $146 {[%emt 0:00:59]} 16. d6 {[%emt 0:02:15]} Qxd6 {[%emt 0:03:01]} 17. N3d2 {[%emt 0:01:32]} Bf5 {[%emt 0:07:22]} 18. Nc4 { [%emt 0:08:53]} Qe6 {[%emt 0:05:39]} 19. Bb3 {[%emt 0:05:11]} Qd7 {[%emt 0:00: 50]} 20. Ng3 {[%emt 0:05:20] [#]} Bxh3 $1 {[%emt 0:05:16]} 21. Ne5 $17 { [%emt 0:18:39]} ({Wrong is} 21. gxh3 $2 Qxh3 22. Bg5 Bxg3 $19) 21... Nxe5 { [%emt 0:05:52]} 22. dxe5 {[%emt 0:01:07]} Bxe5 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 23. Nxe4 { [%emt 0:09:30]} Nxe4 {[%emt 0:12:27]} 24. Rxe4 {[%emt 0:00:14]} Qxd1+ {[%emt 0: 03:01]} 25. Bxd1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bf5 {[%emt 0:01:13]} 26. Re3 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Rad8 {[%emt 0:02:51]} 27. Bf3 {[%emt 0:00:17]} f6 {[%emt 0:04:02]} 28. g3 { [%emt 0:00:32]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:01:57]} 29. Re1 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Rd3 {[%emt 0:04: 43]} 30. Be2 {[%emt 0:01:33]} Rd6 {[%emt 0:00:56]} 31. f4 {[%emt 0:03:06]} Bd4+ {[%emt 0:06:12]} 32. cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:28]} Rxd4 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 33. Kf2 { [%emt 0:00:46]} Bc2 {[%emt 0:01:05]} 34. Be3 {[%emt 0:01:42]} Rxa4 {[%emt 0:00: 29]} 35. Rxa4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Bxa4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 36. Bb6 {[%emt 0:01:15]} Bb3 {[%emt 0:01:19]} 37. Bxa5 {[%emt 0:00:18]} b5 {[%emt 0:01:05]} 38. Bb4 { [%emt 0:00:51]} Bd5 {[%emt 0:00:27]} 39. Bh5+ {[%emt 0:01:00]} g6 {[%emt 0:00: 15]} 40. Rxe8 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kxe8 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 41. Bf3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Bxf3 {[%emt 0:01:08]} 42. Kxf3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Kd7 {[%emt 0:00:24]} 43. f5 { [%emt 0:00:06]} gxf5 {[%emt 0:00:33]} 44. Kf4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00: 01]} 45. Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kd5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 46. b4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 47. Bb6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:41]} 48. Ba7 {[%emt 0: 00:03]} h5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 49. Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 50. Kxf5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 51. Be7 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Kh6 { [%emt 0:00:11]} 52. Bxf6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} h4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 53. Bxh4 { [%emt 0:00:07]} Kh5 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 54. Bf6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Kh6 {[%emt 0:00: 11]} 55. g4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Rajdeep Sarkar"] [Black "Reyes, Danilo G"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E09"] [WhiteElo "2393"] [BlackElo "1640"] [Annotator "NA"] [PlyCount "61"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e6 { [%emt 0:00:25]} 3. c4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 4. Qc2 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} c6 {[%emt 0:02:18]} 5. g3 {[%emt 0:00:31]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 6. Bg2 { [%emt 0:00:06]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:41]} 7. O-O {[%emt 0:00:06]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:02: 54]} 8. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:07]} a6 {[%emt 0:01:43] E09: Closed Catalan: Main Line: 7 Qc2 c6 8 Nbd2} (8... b6 9. e4 Ba6 10. e5 Ne8 11. Re1 Rc8 12. cxd5 cxd5 13. Qd1 Qc7 14. Nb1 Qc2 15. Nc3 Qxd1 16. Rxd1 Nc7 17. h4 Nb5 {1/2-1/2 (69) Yu, Y (2751)-Le,Q (2737) Huaian 2017}) 9. e4 {[%emt 0:00:24]} dxc4 {[%emt 0:12:08]} 10. Nxc4 {[%emt 0:02:03]} h6 $146 {[%emt 0:02:23]} ({Predecessor:} 10... b5 11. Nce5 c5 12. Nc6 Qe8 13. e5 Nd5 14. Nxe7+ Qxe7 15. Ng5 g6 16. Bxd5 exd5 17. Re1 f6 18. Nf3 cxd4 19. Bh6 Rf7 20. e6 {1-0 (20) Jedlicka,A (2222)-Socha,J (1951) Tatranska Lomnica 2017}) 11. Rd1 {[%emt 0:01:50]} Nb6 {[%emt 0:08:31]} 12. Ne3 {[%emt 0:02:45]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:05:58]} 13. Bd2 {[%emt 0:01:57]} a5 {[%emt 0:01: 24]} 14. Rac1 {[%emt 0:01:52]} Bb4 {[%emt 0:04:46]} 15. Ne5 {[%emt 0:05:01]} Qe7 {[%emt 0:05:13]} 16. Bxb4 {[%emt 0:07:31]} axb4 {[%emt 0:01:52]} 17. Qc5 { [%emt 0:00:07]} Qd8 {[%emt 0:03:23]} 18. Ra1 {[%emt 0:00:41]} Bc8 {[%emt 0:06: 23]} 19. Qxb4 {[%emt 0:00:38]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:02:16]} 20. a4 {[%emt 0:07:19]} Rd8 {[%emt 0:02:28]} 21. a5 {[%emt 0:01:22]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:00:49]} 22. Qe7 { [%emt 0:02:26]} Rf8 $18 {[%emt 0:02:56]} 23. N3c4 {[%emt 0:02:58]} Qd8 { [%emt 0:04:55]} 24. Qd6 {[%emt 0:05:14]} Ne8 {[%emt 0:07:12]} 25. Qb4 {[%emt 0: 01:07]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:06:28]} 26. f4 {[%emt 0:02:34]} f6 {[%emt 0:04:07]} 27. Ng6 {[%emt 0:01:41]} Rf7 {[%emt 0:00:19]} 28. Bh3 {[%emt 0:02:02]} c5 {[%emt 0: 04:35]} 29. dxc5 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Nxc5 {[%emt 0:00:59]} 30. Nb6 {[%emt 0:00:24] } Rb8 {[%emt 0:01:32]} 31. Rac1 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Sidhant, Mohapatra"] [Black "Priyanka Nutakki"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A20"] [WhiteElo "2382"] [BlackElo "1957"] [Annotator "NA"] [PlyCount "169"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. c4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 2. g3 {[%emt 0:00:19]} Nf6 {[%emt 0: 00:14]} 3. Bg2 {[%emt 0:01:03]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 4. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Bb4 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 5. Nd5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 6. e3 { [%emt 0:00:07]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:21]} 7. Ne2 {[%emt 0:00:10]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:18] } 8. O-O {[%emt 0:01:40]} Nxd5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 9. cxd5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Ne7 { [%emt 0:00:04]} 10. d4 {[%emt 0:01:07]} exd4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 11. Nxd4 { [%emt 0:00:03]} Ng6 {[%emt 0:03:27] A29: English Opening: Four Knights Variation with 4 g3} (11... Nf5 12. Ne2 Qf6 13. Rb1 a5 14. b3 Bd7 15. Bb2 Qh6 16. e4 Ne7 17. Bd4 b6 18. Qc1 Qh5 19. Nf4 {0-1 (39) Ivanchuk,V (2738) -Nepomniachtchi,I (2732) Leuven 2017}) 12. b3 {[%emt 0:04:09]} a5 {[%emt 0:02: 00]} 13. a3 {[%emt 0:00:47]} Ne5 {[%emt 0:09:34]} 14. Bb2 {[%emt 0:06:14]} Bg4 {[%emt 0:03:52]} 15. f3 {[%emt 0:00:57]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 16. f4 $146 { [%emt 0:05:34]} ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games: } 16. h3 Qe8 17. f4 Ng6 18. Kh2 c6 19. Qd2 Ne7 20. dxc6 {1/2-1/2 (20) Dowden,R (2123)-Milligan,H (2015) Auckland 2010}) 16... Ng4 {[%emt 0:02:58]} 17. Qd3 { [%emt 0:00:07]} Re8 {[%emt 0:11:13]} 18. Rae1 {[%emt 0:01:49]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:18: 36]} (18... c6 $5) 19. h3 {[%emt 0:03:25]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:13:50]} 20. Kh2 { [%emt 0:02:03]} c6 {[%emt 0:01:04]} 21. dxc6 {[%emt 0:00:48]} Bxc6 $14 { [%emt 0:05:30]} 22. e4 {[%emt 0:07:04]} Bxd4 {[%emt 0:20:28]} 23. Bxd4 { [%emt 0:05:16]} Nd7 {[%emt 0:01:50]} 24. b4 {[%emt 0:04:14]} axb4 {[%emt 0:00: 04]} 25. axb4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Nc5 {[%emt 0:01:09]} 26. Qb1 {[%emt 0:01:32]} Ne6 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 27. Ba1 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Bb5 {[%emt 0:01:01]} 28. Rf2 { [%emt 0:00:08]} Qb6 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 29. Rd2 {[%emt 0:01:06]} Rc4 {[%emt 0:02: 44]} 30. f5 {[%emt 0:00:51]} Nf8 {[%emt 0:00:59]} 31. Qd1 {[%emt 0:01:33]} d5 { [%emt 0:01:31]} 32. Rxd5 {[%emt 0:01:17]} Rxb4 33. Rd6 {[%emt 0:01:20]} Qc7 { [%emt 0:01:16]} 34. Qd2 {[%emt 0:03:57]} Ra4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 35. Bxg7 { [%emt 0:10:37]} Kxg7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 36. Qg5+ {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kh8 {[%emt 0: 00:43]} 37. f6 {[%emt 0:00:18]} Ne6 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 38. Qxb5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Rg8 {[%emt 0:00:35]} 39. Rd3 {[%emt 0:01:03]} Ra2 {[%emt 0:00:29]} 40. Qb3 { [%emt 0:02:53]} Rf2 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 41. Qc3 {[%emt 0:01:51]} Qxc3 42. Rxc3 { [%emt 0:00:07]} Nf4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 43. Rg1 {[%emt 0:00:26]} Nxg2 {[%emt 0:00: 46]} 44. Rxg2 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Rxf6 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 45. Rb2 {[%emt 0:00:53]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:34]} 46. Rc4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Rfe6 {[%emt 0:01:10]} 47. Rxb7 { [%emt 0:00:18]} Rxe4 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 48. Rxe4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Rxe4 {[%emt 0: 00:01]} 49. Rxf7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Re2+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 50. Kg1 {[%emt 0:00:02] } Kg8 {[%emt 0:00:26]} 51. Rf2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Re3 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 52. Kg2 { [%emt 0:00:01]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 53. Ra2 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:00: 22]} 54. Ra6+ {[%emt 0:00:05]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:01:12]} 55. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Rb3 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 56. Re6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Ra3 {[%emt 0:01:44]} 57. Re3 { [%emt 0:00:02]} Ra4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 58. Kf3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Kf6 {[%emt 0:00: 13]} 59. Re4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Ra5 {[%emt 0:01:05]} 60. Kg4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Rg5+ {[%emt 0:00:37]} 61. Kh4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Ra5 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 62. Rb4 { [%emt 0:00:10]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:01:05]} 63. Rb6+ {[%emt 0:00:05]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00: 02]} 64. g4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Rc5 {[%emt 0:00:44]} 65. g5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Rc7 { [%emt 0:00:27]} 66. Kg4 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Ra7 {[%emt 0:00:38]} 67. h4 {[%emt 0: 00:04]} Ra4+ {[%emt 0:00:08]} 68. Kh5 {[%emt 0:00:27]} Ra7 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 69. Rf6 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Ra4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 70. Re6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Ra7 { [%emt 0:00:25]} 71. Kg4 {[%emt 0:00:37]} Ra4+ {[%emt 0:00:01]} 72. Kg3 { [%emt 0:00:09]} Ra3+ {[%emt 0:00:52]} 73. Kf4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Ra4+ {[%emt 0: 00:01]} 74. Re4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Rxe4+ {[%emt 0:00:22]} 75. Kxe4 {[%emt 0:00: 04]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 76. Kf5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} hxg5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 77. hxg5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 78. Kf4 {[%emt 0:00:18]} Kg6 { [%emt 0:00:06]} 79. Kg4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 80. Kh5 {[%emt 0: 00:04]} Kh7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 81. g6+ {[%emt 0:00:04]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 82. Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kg8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 83. Kf6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Kf8 { [%emt 0:00:02]} 84. g7+ {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kg8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 85. Kg6 {[%emt 0: 00:01]} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Sadhwani, Raunak"] [Black "Salim Mohammed Salim Al Amri"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C50"] [WhiteElo "2358"] [BlackElo "1970"] [Annotator "NA"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nc6 { [%emt 0:00:05]} 3. Bc4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:27]} 4. d3 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 5. O-O {[%emt 0:00:01]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 6. c3 { [%emt 0:00:22]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:27]} 7. a4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:29]} 8. Bg5 {[%emt 0:02:39] C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} (8. h3 h6 9. Re1 Re8 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Bxe6 Rxe6 12. b4 Ba7 13. Qc2 Qd7 14. Nf1 d5 15. Ng3 Rd8 16. exd5 Qxd5 {1/2-1/2 (63) Carlsen,M (2834)-Kramnik,V (2787) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 8... h6 {[%emt 0:00:35]} 9. Bh4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} g5 {[%emt 0:00:33]} 10. Bg3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Bg4 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 11. h3 {[%emt 0: 02:34]} Bh5 {[%emt 0:00:21]} 12. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:06]} g4 $146 {[%emt 0:01:49]} ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 12... Ba7 13. Qe1 Bg6 14. Kh1 Nh5 15. Ng1 Kh8 16. Bh2 {0-1 (58) Aabling Thomsen,J (2375) -Hjartarson,J (2583) Reykjavik 2014}) 13. hxg4 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Bxg4 {[%emt 0: 00:16]} 14. Bh4 {[%emt 0:01:00]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:25]} 15. Qc1 {[%emt 0:01:09]} Ba7 {[%emt 0:00:50]} 16. Nh2 {[%emt 0:00:46]} Be2 {[%emt 0:00:50]} 17. Ndf3 { [%emt 0:02:48]} Bxf1 {[%emt 0:02:32]} 18. Nxf1 {[%emt 0:01:24]} Qd7 {[%emt 0: 05:49]} 19. Ng3 {[%emt 0:00:26]} Ng4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 20. Nf5+ {[%emt 0:00:06]} Kh7 $18 {[%emt 0:18:26]} 21. Nh2 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Ne3 {[%emt 0:00:22]} 22. fxe3 {[%emt 0:00:28]} Rg8 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 23. Qd1 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Rg6 {[%emt 0:00: 31]} 24. Ng4 {[%emt 0:00:45]} Rag8 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 25. Nf6+ {[%emt 0:00:07]} Rxf6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 26. Bxf6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Rg6 {[%emt 0:00:22]} 27. Bh4 { [%emt 0:00:14]} f6 {[%emt 0:00:41]} 28. Qf3 {[%emt 0:00:43]} Nd8 {[%emt 0:00: 12]} 29. Rf1 {[%emt 0:00:52]} c6 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 30. d4 {[%emt 0:00:41]} b5 { [%emt 0:00:07]} 31. axb5 {[%emt 0:00:15]} axb5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 32. Ba2 { [%emt 0:00:11]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 33. dxe5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} dxe5 {[%emt 0:00: 13]} 34. Rd1 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 35. Bd5 {[%emt 0:00:20]} c4 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 36. Qe2 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Nf7 {[%emt 0:00:37]} 37. Bxf7 { [%emt 0:00:16]} Qxf7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 38. Rd5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Qb7 {[%emt 0:00: 14]} 39. Qd2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Srija, Seshadri"] [Black "Tabatabaei, M amin"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B12"] [WhiteElo "2264"] [BlackElo "2605"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "89"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,89,0,0,0,16,21,13,-1,5,6,54,2,0,-35,-39,-52,-43,-51,-54,-50,-45,-64, -69,-70,-37,-83,-78,-70,-74,-108,-89,-122,-101,-103,-4,-9,-16,-27,0,0,0,-62, -60,-99,-53,-559,-557,-546,-521,-877,-872,-794,-793,-12813,-12805,-5589,-1016, -2424,0,-2137,0,-398,0,-983,0,-517,-103,-12832,-12831,-2492]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Nd7 6. O-O h6 7. Nbd2 Ne7 {B12: Caro-Kann: Advance Variation} 8. Nb3 g5 (8... Qc7 9. c3 Bh7 10. Bd3 Bxd3 11. Qxd3 c5 12. Nxc5 Nxc5 13. dxc5 Qxc5 14. Be3 {1/2-1/2 (70) Carlsen,M (2832)-So,W (2815) chess.com INT 2017}) 9. Ne1 Qc7 10. Nd3 Ng6 11. Be3 O-O-O {LiveBook: 8 Games} 12. Bg4 Bxg4 13. Qxg4 Be7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... c5 14. Nbxc5 Bxc5 15. dxc5 Ndxe5 16. Nxe5 Nxe5 {1/2-1/2 (34) Obertin,F (2426)-Rodriguez Rey,J (2342) ICCF email 2015 }) 14. Rac1 h5 15. Qe2 f5 16. f4 (16. exf6 $14 Bxf6 17. Qd2) 16... gxf4 17. Nxf4 Nxf4 18. Bxf4 Kb8 19. c4 dxc4 20. Qxc4 Nf8 21. Bd2 Rd5 22. Bb4 Rg8 23. Nc5 Bxc5 $1 24. Bxc5 {[#] Qxd5! is the strong threat.} Ka8 25. Qe2 Nd7 26. Rf4 Nxc5 27. Rxc5 Qd8 (27... Rxc5 $17 28. dxc5 Qd7) 28. Rxd5 $11 Qxd5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 29. b3 c5 30. dxc5 Qxc5+ 31. Rf2 ({Better is} 31. Kh1 $11) 31... h4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black fights for an advantage.} 32. Qc4 Qxe5 33. Re2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} ({White should play} 33. h3 $1 $15) 33... Qa1+ $19 34. Kf2 Qh1 {And now ...f4 would win.} 35. Qxh4 Rxg2+ 36. Ke3 Qc1+ 37. Kf3 Qc6+ 38. Ke3 Qc5+ (38... Qc3+ $142 39. Kf4 Rg4+ 40. Qxg4 Qd4+ 41. Kf3 Qxg4+ 42. Ke3 f4+ 43. Kf2 f3) 39. Kf3 Qc6+ 40. Ke3 $1 Qc1+ $2 (40... Qc3+ 41. Kf4 Rg4+ 42. Qxg4 Qd4+ 43. Kf3 Qxg4+ 44. Kf2 {[#]} e5 $1 {[%mdl 512]}) 41. Kf3 {Intending Qd8+ and mate.} Qc6+ $2 (41... Rg8 42. Qc4 Qf1+ 43. Rf2 Qh1+ 44. Ke2 Rd8) 42. Ke3 $1 { White wants to mate with Qd8+.} Qc5+ $2 (42... Qc3+ $19 43. Kf4 Qd4+ 44. Kf3 Qxh4 45. Rxg2 Kb8 46. Rg8+ Kc7) 43. Kd2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (43. Kf3 $1 $11 Qd5+ 44. Qe4 fxe4+ 45. Kxg2) 43... Qd5+ $2 (43... Qa5+ $19 44. Kd1 Rg1+ 45. Re1 Rg8) 44. Kc3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (44. Kc1 $17 Qc5+ 45. Kb1 Rg1+ 46. Re1) 44... Qf3+ 45. Kd4 {Precision: White = 29%, Black = 44%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "El Jawich, Amro"] [Black "Erigaisi Arjun"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B85"] [WhiteElo "2254"] [BlackElo "2481"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "46"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,46,-22,-20,-30,-19,-166,-158,-158,-143,-148,-168,-258,-225,-351,-325, -316,-320,-400,-391,-402,-389,-634,-629,-29994,-217,-29995,-29996,-29996, -29997,-29998,-29999]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be2 Nf6 7. O-O d6 8. Be3 Nbd7 {B84: Sicilian Scheveningen: 6 Be2 a6, lines without early Be3} (8... b5 9. f3 Bb7 10. Qd2 Be7 11. g4 Nc6 12. Nxc6 Bxc6 13. a3 Qb7 14. Rad1 O-O 15. Qe1 a5 16. Bd3 b4 17. axb4 axb4 {1-0 (35) Filippov,A (2582)-Saric,I (2660) Almaty 2016}) 9. f4 b5 {LiveBook: 14 Games} 10. f5 e5 { Black has an edge.} 11. Ne6 (11. Nb3 $11 {and White is okay.}) 11... fxe6 $19 12. fxe6 Nb6 13. Bh5+ {[#]} Kd8 $1 14. Bf7 $146 (14. Nd5 $142 Nbxd5 15. exd5) ( {Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 14. Nd5 Nbxd5 15. exd5 Be7 16. c4 bxc4 {0-1 (45) Euler,G (2363)-Fuhrmann,D (2286) Germany 2005}) 14... Bb7 15. Nd5 (15. Qe1 {is a better defense.} b4 16. Ne2) 15... Nbxd5 16. exd5 Be7 ({Much less strong is} 16... Nxd5 17. e7+ Nxe7 18. Be6) 17. c4 bxc4 18. Rc1 Nxd5 {[%cal Bf6d5,Bd5f4,Bf4e2][%mdl 32]} 19. Bf2 $2 (19. Bd2) 19... Nf4 20. Qa4 Ne2+ 21. Kh1 {[#]} Bxg2+ $1 {Black mates.} 22. Kxg2 Qb7+ 23. Kh3 Qf3+ {Precision: White = 12%, Black = 100%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Mohannad, Farhan"] [Black "Vignesh N R"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E10"] [WhiteElo "2219"] [BlackElo "2475"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,80,0,-17,0,-40,0,-45,0,-14,-27,-19,-20,-52,-12,-132,-139,-228,-239, -249,-262,-229,-165,-166,-164,-169,-168,-157,-127,-199,-192,-234,-237,-242, -239,-366,-369,-428,-351,-449,-286,-302,-222,-352,-214,-275,-271,-284,-264, -240,-258,-306,-281,-290,-293,-287,-276,-399,-396,-1129,-1087,-1716,-1686, -29991,-29992]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 a6 5. Nbd2 (5. Nc3 dxc4 6. Bxc4 c5 7. O-O b5 8. Be2 Bb7 9. dxc5 Qxd1 10. Rxd1 Nc6 11. b3 Bxc5 12. Bb2 O-O 13. Nd2 Be7 14. Bf3 Rfd8 15. Nde4 Nxe4 16. Nxe4 f5 17. Ng3 Na5 18. Ne2 Bxf3 19. gxf3 Kf7 20. f4 Rxd1+ 21. Rxd1 {1-0 (46) Andreikin,D (2712)-Yu,Y (2751) Huaian 2017}) 5... c5 6. cxd5 {D30: Queen's Gambit Declined: Systems without Nc3} exd5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Be2 Nc6 9. O-O O-O 10. Nb3 {LiveBook: 16 Games} Bb6 11. Nbd4 Ne4 12. Bd2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. a3 Bg4 13. Nxc6 bxc6 14. Nd4 Bxe2 15. Qxe2 Bxd4 16. exd4 {0-1 (38) Mai,I (2185)-Priehoda,V (2365) Germany 1995}) 12... Bg4 13. Nxc6 bxc6 14. Rc1 c5 15. Bc3 Re8 16. Qa4 {[#]} (16. Nd2 $11 {remains equal. } Nxc3 17. bxc3) 16... d4 $1 $17 {[%cal Rd4c3][%mdl 512]} 17. Rcd1 {[#]} (17. Be1 $17) (17. exd4 Nxc3) 17... Bd7 $1 $19 {[%cal Rd7a4]} 18. Qb3 dxc3 19. Bc4 Nd2 20. Nxd2 cxd2 21. Bxf7+ Kh8 22. Rxd2 Ba5 23. Rd5 (23. Bxe8 $17 Bxd2 24. Bxd7 Qxd7 25. Qc2) 23... Rf8 24. Rh5 Bg4 25. Rxc5 Be2 26. Ra1 (26. Rb1 $142) 26... Rb8 27. Qe6 Rb6 28. Qe5 Rd6 (28... Rxf7 $2 29. Rxa5 Bb5 30. f3 $19) 29. Bb3 Bc7 {Strongly threatening ...Bf3!} 30. Qc3 (30. Rac1 {might work better.} Bb8 31. Qc3) 30... Bb8 $40 {[%mdl 128] Black has strong attack.} 31. Qe1 Rh6 32. f4 ({Don't blunder} 32. Qxe2 $2 Bxh2+ 33. Kf1 Bg3 $19) 32... Qe7 33. Rc3 Bg4 34. Qg3 Bf5 35. Bd5 Rd6 {[%cal Bh6d6,Bd6d2,Bd2b2][%mdl 32]} 36. Bf3 Rd2 37. Re1 (37. Rb3 {was worth a try.}) 37... Rxb2 38. e4 $2 (38. Rb3 Rxb3 39. axb3) 38... Ba7+ 39. Kf1 Bd7 {( -> ...Bb5+)} 40. f5 Bb5+ {Precision: White = 36%, Black = 67%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Poormosavi, Seyed Kian"] [Black "Iniyan, P."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2218"] [BlackElo "2466"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "117"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,117,3,0,3,0,0,0,-5,0,0,0,16,11,20,14,0,0,20,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,-13,0,0,9,6,51,34,53,47,68,72,102,62,72,72,75,77,69,64,73,58,108,134,431, 417,29978,29979,8370,159,138,115,29980,8370,5161,1008,1008,1008,1008,1008,1008, 1008,1008,992,910,875,932,828,5522,3424,5102,3281,3120,29949,5418,9944,29973, 29974,29974,29975,29976,29977,29977,29978,29982,29983,29980,29982]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. c4 d6 6. Nc3 e5 7. d3 Nc6 8. Rb1 Re8 9. Bg5 h6 {A26: English Opening vs King's Indian with ...Nc6 and d3} 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. b4 {LiveBook: 16 Games} Nd4 $146 {The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 11... a6 12. a4 Bg7 13. b5 axb5 14. axb5 Ne7 15. Qb3 Be6 16. Nd2 c6 17. Rfc1 d5 18. Qb4 Nf5 19. bxc6 bxc6 20. Qb6 Rc8 21. Qxd8 Rexd8 22. Na4 Bf8 23. e3 Rb8 24. Ra1 d4 {0-1 (58) Valdes Romero,L (2402)-Cuenca Jimenez,J (2483) Roquetas de Mar 2015}) 12. e3 Ne6 13. d4 exd4 14. exd4 Bg7 15. Qd2 Bd7 16. Rfe1 g5 17. d5 Nf8 18. Rxe8 Bxe8 19. Nd4 Qf6 20. Rd1 a5 {White must now prevent ...Qxd4.} 21. Ncb5 Bxb5 22. Nxb5 axb4 23. Nxc7 Rc8 24. Nb5 $36 {[%cal Bc7b5,Bb5d4,Bd4f5][%mdl 2080] White fights for an advantage.} Rxc4 25. Bf1 Rc5 26. Qxb4 Ng6 27. Qe4 Ne5 28. Be2 g4 29. Nd4 Ra5 30. Nf5 h5 31. a4 Bf8 32. Rc1 Rc5 33. Rxc5 $1 dxc5 34. h3 gxh3 35. Bxh5 c4 36. Kh2 Nd3 37. d6 Nxf2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (37... Ne5 $16) 38. Qd5 $1 $18 {Strongly threatening d7.} c3 (38... Bxd6 $18 39. Nxd6 c3 40. Bxf7+ Kf8) 39. d7 c2 40. Bxf7+ $2 (40. d8=Q $18 {and the rest is easy.} Ng4+ 41. Bxg4 Qxd8 42. Qxd8) 40... Kh7 $16 ({Don't blunder} 40... Qxf7 $2 41. Nh6+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Bxh6 42. d8=Q+ Kg7 43. Qd4+ Kg6 44. Q4b6+ Kh7 45. Qbc7 $18) 41. d8=Q {Intending Bg8+ and mate.} Qxd8 $4 {[%mdl 8192]} (41... Ng4+ $16 42. Kxh3 c1=Q 43. Qxf6 (43. Qxf8 Qf1+ 44. Kxg4 Qe2+ 45. Kh3 Qf1+ 46. Qg2 Q1xf5+ 47. Kh2 Qxf7 $16) 43... Nxf6 44. Qxb7 (44. Qf3 Kh8 $16) 44... Qf1+ 45. Kh4 Kh8) 42. Qxd8 (42. Bg8+ $142 Kh8 43. Qxd8 c1=Q 44. Bd5 Kh7 45. Qxf8 Ng4+ 46. Kxh3 Qg5 47. Qf7+ Kh8 48. Nh4) 42... c1=Q $18 43. Qh4+ (43. Bd5 $142 Ng4+ 44. Kxh3) 43... Bh6 44. Qxh6+ Qxh6 45. Nxh6 Kxh6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KB-KN} 46. a5 $1 Ng4+ 47. Kxh3 Ne3 {[#]} 48. Kh4 $1 Kg7 49. Bb3 Kf6 50. g4 Ke5 {[#]} 51. g5 $1 Ng2+ 52. Kg4 Ne3+ 53. Kh5 Ng2 54. Bd1 {White mates.} Nf4+ 55. Kh6 Kd6 56. Bf3 Kc7 57. g6 Ne6 58. Bd5 Nd4 59. Kg5 {Precision: White = 75%, Black = 45%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Nyazi, Nehad"] [Black "Dimakiling, Oliver"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D35"] [WhiteElo "2213"] [BlackElo "2412"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "96"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,96,35,28,31,26,37,39,37,38,35,43,39,54,12,39,25,16,0,30,0,19,0,22,0, 14,0,15,22,75,-197,-195,-195,-193,-187,-191,-214,-150,-147,-136,-144,-94,-137, -99,-135,-81,-125,-86,-92,-51,-110,-99,-152,-152,-154,-149,-201,-212,-295,-276, -281,-224,-295,-294,-698,-670,-700,-699,-1558,-1537,-1447,-1462,-1392,-1344, -29985,-29985,-29988,-29989,-29991,-29992,-29992,-29993]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 Be6 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. e3 a6 8. Bd3 Be7 9. O-O O-O { LiveBook: 6 Games} 10. Rc1 {D35: Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation} ( 10. Qc2 h6 11. Bf4 c5 12. dxc5 Nxc5 13. Rad1 Rc8 14. Qb1 Qb6 15. Be5 Rfd8 16. Bd4 Qc7 17. h3 b5 {1/2-1/2 (92) Aronian,L (2805)-Georgiev,K (2623) Riadh 2017}) 10... h6 11. Bf4 c5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11... Rc8 12. Bb1 Re8 13. h3 c5 14. dxc5 Nxc5 15. Nd4 Bd6 16. Nde2 b5 17. b4 Nb7 {1/2-1/2 (58) Esen,N (2417) -Girard,E (2366) ICCF email 2010}) 12. dxc5 {White is slightly better.} Nxc5 13. Bb1 Rc8 14. Nd4 Bd6 15. Nxe6 fxe6 16. Bxd6 Qxd6 17. f4 Ncd7 18. Kh1 Qb6 19. Qd2 Rc4 20. Rce1 Rd8 21. b3 Rb4 22. Na4 Qa5 (22... Qd6 $11) 23. Qb2 $2 { [%mdl 8192] [#]} (23. Qd1 $16) 23... Qxa4 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]} 24. Qxf6 (24. bxa4 Rxb2) 24... Nxf6 25. bxa4 Rxa4 26. Rc1 Rc4 27. Bd3 Rcc8 28. h3 h5 29. g3 Kf7 30. Kg2 Ke7 (30... b5 $142 31. Kf3 Nd7) 31. Kf3 Rf8 32. Ke2 Kd7 33. Kf3 ( 33. Rb1 $15) 33... Kd6 $17 34. Bg6 (34. e4 $142 e5 35. f5) 34... b5 35. Rfd1 e5 {[%cal Be6e5,Be5e4][%mdl 32]} 36. Bf5 (36. Ke2 $17 {was worth a try.}) 36... Rc4 $19 37. Rxc4 bxc4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 38. Rb1 e4+ 39. Ke2 {[#]} d4 $1 {[%cal Bd5d4,Bd4d3][%mdl 544] aiming for ...Nd5.} 40. Rb6+ $2 (40. Rc1 Nd5 41. Rxc4 Rxf5 42. Rxd4) (40. exd4 Nd5) 40... Kc5 41. Rb7 d3+ 42. Kd2 { [#] and if Rc7+ works, White does fine.} c3+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 43. Kxc3 Nd5+ 44. Kd2 Rxf5 45. Rxg7 Rf8 {Black mates.} 46. Rg5 Rb8 47. Rxh5 Rb2+ 48. Kd1 Kc4 { Precision: White = 23%, Black = 53%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Zhu, Yilun"] [Black "Soumya, Swaminathan"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B89"] [WhiteElo "2195"] [BlackElo "2354"] [Annotator "NA"] [PlyCount "108"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 2. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nc6 { [%emt 0:00:10]} 3. Nge2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d6 {[%emt 0:01:35]} 4. d4 {[%emt 0:00: 05]} cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 5. Nxd4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 6. Bc4 {[%emt 0:00:18]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:35]} 7. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:48] } 8. Qe2 {[%emt 0:00:14]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:03:52]} 9. Bb3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Na5 { [%emt 0:00:14]} 10. g4 {[%emt 0:00:29]} Rb8 {[%emt 0:20:13] B89: Sicilian: Velimirovic Attack} (10... b5 $11 11. g5 Nd7 12. Bxe6 fxe6 13. Nxe6 Qc4 14. Nd5 Qxe2+ 15. Kxe2 Rb8 16. f4 Nc6 17. Rad1 Nc5 18. Nec7+ Kf7 19. Kf3 Ne6 {0-1 (43) Antonio,V (2402)-Istratescu,A (2595) Graz 2018}) 11. g5 {[%emt 0:01:21]} Nxb3 { [%emt 0:00:09]} 12. axb3 $146 {[%emt 0:01:54]} ({Predecessor:} 12. cxb3 Nd7 13. Rc1 Qd8 14. h4 Be7 15. Rg1 Ne5 16. f4 Nc6 17. f5 Ne5 18. Rc2 {1-0 (33) Berezjuk,S (2390)-Belunek,V (2230) Tatranska Lomnica 1997}) 12... Nd7 {[%emt 0: 00:03]} 13. f4 {[%emt 0:07:13]} Be7 {[%emt 0:09:23]} 14. f5 {[%emt 0:01:53]} Ne5 {[%emt 0:00:34]} 15. fxe6 {[%emt 0:08:39]} ({Better is} 15. O-O-O $16) 15... fxe6 {[%emt 0:00:48]} 16. Rf1 {[%emt 0:01:15]} Nf7 {[%emt 0:12:41]} 17. Qg4 {[%emt 0:10:48]} Qd7 {[%emt 0:01:26]} 18. O-O-O {[%emt 0:11:16]} g6 { [%emt 0:04:38]} 19. Qg2 {[%emt 0:03:50]} b5 {[%emt 0:05:20]} 20. h4 {[%emt 0: 01:49]} b4 $11 {[%emt 0:02:16]} 21. Na4 {[%emt 0:00:50]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:54]} 22. Nf5 {[%emt 0:09:51]} gxf5 {[%emt 0:00:25]} 23. exf5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Bb7 { [%emt 0:05:20]} 24. Qg3 {[%emt 0:00:41]} Be4 {[%emt 0:01:54]} 25. Nc5 {[%emt 0: 03:53]} Qc6 {[%emt 0:04:05]} 26. Nxe4 {[%emt 0:01:27]} Qxe4 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 27. f6 {[%emt 0:04:21]} Bd8 {[%emt 0:09:13]} 28. Qh3 {[%emt 0:01:30]} Kf8 { [%emt 0:00:43]} 29. Rfe1 {[%emt 0:00:46]} Qc6 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 30. h5 {[%emt 0: 00:46]} a5 {[%emt 0:12:31]} 31. Qf5 {[%emt 0:01:48]} a4 {[%emt 0:02:13]} 32. g6 {[%emt 0:07:23]} hxg6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 33. hxg6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rh2 {[%emt 0: 00:07]} 34. gxf7 {[%emt 0:01:00]} axb3 {[%emt 0:01:16]} 35. Rd2 {[%emt 0:00:04] } Rxd2 {[%emt 0:01:00]} 36. Bh6+ {[%emt 0:01:08]} Kxf7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 37. Qh5+ {[%emt 0:01:14]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 38. Qh3+ {[%emt 0:00:39]} Kd5 { [%emt 0:00:56]} 39. Qxb3+ {[%emt 0:00:42]} Kc5 {[%emt 0:01:30]} 40. f7 { [%emt 0:04:17]} Bh4 {[%emt 0:00:38]} 41. Bxd2 {[%emt 0:06:44]} Bxe1 {[%emt 0: 00:13]} 42. Bxe1 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Qe4 {[%emt 0:00:54]} 43. Bf2+ {[%emt 0:01:31] } Kb5 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 44. Qe6 {[%emt 0:04:11]} Qc6 {[%emt 0:00:49]} 45. Qf5 { [%emt 0:00:29]} b3 {[%emt 0:00:53]} 46. c3 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Rf8 {[%emt 0:00:28] } 47. Qe6 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Ka4 {[%emt 0:01:29]} 48. Qe7 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Qh1+ { [%emt 0:00:12]} 49. Kd2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Qd5+ {[%emt 0:00:09]} 50. Kc1 { [%emt 0:00:28]} Qh1+ {[%emt 0:00:48]} 51. Kd2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Qd5+ {[%emt 0: 00:04]} 52. Kc1 {[%emt 0:00:22]} Qxf7 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 53. Qxd6 {[%emt 0:00:06] } Qf4+ {[%emt 0:00:14]} 54. Kd1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qf3+ {[%emt 0:00:10]} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Al Hosani, Omran"] [Black "Haddouche, Mohamed"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A56"] [WhiteElo "2101"] [BlackElo "2506"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "30"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,30,0,47,33,38,-18,-18,-197,-194,-208,-195,-272,-277,-290,-282,-317, -307,-833,-821]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nf3 cxd4 4. Nxd4 b6 5. Nc3 Bb7 6. Bg5 e6 7. e4 {A31: Symmetrical English: 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 d4} (7. Ndb5 d6 8. Bf4 e5 9. Bg5 a6 10. Bxf6 gxf6 11. Na3 f5 12. e3 Nd7 13. Nc2 Rg8 14. Nd5 Rc8 15. Qd3 { 1-0 (43) Kempinski,R (2617)-Mista,A (2563) Warsaw 2010}) 7... d6 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 8. Qa4+ Nbd7 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 8... Qd7 9. Qxd7+ Kxd7 10. f3 a6 11. O-O-O Kc7 12. Be2 Nbd7 13. Rd2 Be7 14. Rhd1 Rad8 {1/2-1/2 (65) Veleski,R (2241)-Jacimovic,D (2443) Struga 2011}) 9. O-O-O (9. Rd1 $14) 9... a6 $11 10. e5 $2 (10. h4 $11 {and White is okay.}) 10... dxe5 $19 11. Nf3 {[#] aiming for Nxe5.} Qc7 12. Nxe5 (12. Nd2 { was worth a try.}) 12... Qxe5 ({Less strong is} 12... b5 13. cxb5 Nxe5 14. Bf4 $11) 13. Bxf6 {[%csl Gd1][%cal Ra4d7]} Qf4+ 14. Rd2 {[%csl Gd2][%cal Ra4d7]} b5 $1 {[%cal Rb5a4]} 15. Nxb5 $2 {[#]} (15. cxb5 Qxa4 16. Nxa4 Nxf6 17. bxa6 Bxa6 18. Nb6) 15... gxf6 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Al-Zaabi, Sultan"] [Black "Tahbaz, Arash"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A45"] [WhiteElo "2061"] [BlackElo "2434"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "62"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,62,51,24,46,-6,-19,-59,-20,-141,-33,-85,-96,-336,-203,-195,-198,-204, -189,-187,-176,-197,-176,-202,-183,-184,-183,-192,-181,-230,-210,-303,-299, -293,-291,-285,-287,-310,-272,-311,-313,-327,-328,-314,-272,-402,-404,-345,-52] } 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Qd2 Bg7 5. Bh6 Bxh6 6. Qxh6 {D01: Veresov Opening} c5 (6... Bf5 7. Qd2 c5 8. e3 cxd4 9. exd4 Nc6 10. a3 Rc8 11. Nge2 O-O 12. Ng3 Bd7 13. h4 {1-0 (53) Howell,D (2676)-Demchenko,A (2660) Riadh 2017}) 7. e3 cxd4 8. exd4 Nc6 9. O-O-O {LiveBook: 3 Games} Qa5 10. Nf3 (10. Bb5 $14) 10... Bg4 $11 11. Be2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Qf4 Bxf3 12. Qxf3 Ne4 13. Nxe4 dxe4 {1-0 (40) Sikorova,O (2190)-Karlik,V (2360) Trinec 1998}) 11... Ne4 $1 { [%cal Re4f2]} 12. Qe3 (12. Nxe4 $1 $11 dxe4 13. Ng1 Bxe2 14. Nxe2) 12... Nb4 ( 12... Rc8 $17 13. a3 Nxc3 14. Qxc3 Qxc3 15. bxc3 Na5 16. Bb5+ Kf8) 13. a3 (13. Nxe4 $15 dxe4 14. a3 (14. Qxe4 Rc8 $19) 14... Nxc2 15. Kxc2 (15. Qxe4 Nxa3 16. Bb5+ Nxb5 $19) 15... exf3 16. Bxf3 Rc8+ 17. Kb1 Bxf3 18. Qxf3) 13... Nxc3 $17 14. axb4 $2 {[#]} (14. bxc3 $17 Nc6 15. c4) 14... Nxd1 15. bxa5 Nxe3 16. fxe3 O-O 17. Kd2 Rfc8 18. c3 f6 19. Ra1 Rab8 20. h3 Bf5 21. Ne1 b6 22. a6 b5 23. Ra5 (23. b4 $142) 23... b4 $19 24. Bb5 bxc3+ 25. bxc3 Rb6 26. Nc2 Rcb8 27. Na3 h5 28. h4 Kg7 29. g3 e6 30. Kc1 (30. c4 $142 dxc4 31. Bxc4) 30... Be4 31. Kd2 Kf7 $2 {Precision: White = 21%, Black = 39%.} (31... g5 $19 32. c4 dxc4 33. hxg5 fxg5 34. Bxc4 Kf6) 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Bharath Subramaniyam H"] [Black "Sundararajan, Kidambi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B10"] [WhiteElo "1997"] [BlackElo "2436"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "70"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,70,0,10,0,5,0,-10,-24,-22,-25,0,2,6,6,15,-6,13,0,12,7,16,3,27,13,17, 11,11,9,36,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,16,18,34,24,61,48,50,22,48,15,39,16,32,16,16,17,18,18, 17]} 1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ exf6 6. d4 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O Bg4 9. h3 Bh5 $1 {LiveBook: 18 Games. B15: Caro-Kann: 3 Nc3: 3...g6 and 3...dxe4 4 Nxe4 Nf6 5 Nxf6+ exf6} 10. Be3 (10. Be4 Re8 11. Qd3 Bg6 12. Bxg6 hxg6 13. Bd2 Nd7 {1/2-1/2 (13) Ghaem Maghami,E (2574)-Berkes,F (2648) Rasht 2017}) 10... Nd7 11. c3 {[%cal Bc2c3,Bc3c4,Bc4c5][%mdl 32]} Re8 12. g4 Bg6 13. Nh4 Bc7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... Bxd3 14. Qxd3 g6 {0-1 (22) Prie,E (1528) -Harris,R (1557) FICGS email 2011}) 14. Nxg6 hxg6 15. Qf3 Nb6 16. c4 Qd6 { [%csl Gc7][%cal Rd6h2] [#]} 17. Rfe1 Rad8 18. b3 Nd7 {[%cal Bb6d7,Bd7f8,Bf8e6] [%mdl 32]} 19. Rad1 Nf8 20. c5 Qh2+ 21. Kf1 Ne6 22. Bc4 f5 23. Qg2 Qxg2+ 24. Kxg2 Ba5 25. Rf1 f4 26. Bc1 g5 27. Bb2 Nc7 28. a3 {[#] And now b4 would win.} Nd5 29. b4 Bc7 30. Rfe1 g6 31. Kf3 Kg7 32. Bxd5 cxd5 33. Kg2 f5 {The position is equal.} 34. f3 Kf7 35. Bc1 Rh8 {Precision: White = 56%, Black = 51%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Polakhare Aryan"] [Black "Hejazipour, Mitra"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B50"] [WhiteElo "1966"] [BlackElo "2304"] [Annotator "NA"] [PlyCount "108"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:35]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d6 {[%emt 0: 00:11]} 3. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} a6 {[%emt 0:03:10]} 4. Be2 {[%emt 0:00:36]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:16:42]} 5. e5 {[%emt 0:00:16]} dxe5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 6. Nxe5 {[%emt 0: 00:02]} e6 {[%emt 0:02:46]} 7. Bf3 {[%emt 0:00:28]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:04:14]} 8. d4 {[%emt 0:11:30]} cxd4 {[%emt 0:14:10]} 9. Qxd4 {[%emt 0:02:16]} Bc5 {[%emt 0: 04:18]} 10. Qa4+ {[%emt 0:01:27]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:05:18]} 11. Nd3 {[%emt 0:12:26] } O-O {[%emt 0:07:53]} 12. Nxc5 {[%emt 0:00:28]} Nxc5 {[%emt 0:00:40]} 13. Qh4 {[%emt 0:00:27]} e5 {[%emt 0:05:32]} 14. Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:45]} e4 {[%emt 0:01: 03] [#]} 15. Be2 $1 {[%emt 0:03:52]} ({Wrong is} 15. Bxe4 $2 Nfxe4 16. Nxe4 Re8 $19) ({Not} 15. Nxe4 Ncxe4 16. Bxe4 Qa5+ 17. Bd2 Qe5 $17) 15... Qe5 {[%emt 0: 00:49]} 16. Rd1 $16 {[%emt 0:05:14]} (16. O-O-O $142) 16... Be6 {[%emt 0:02:25] } 17. Bxf6 {[%emt 0:03:35]} gxf6 {[%emt 0:01:01]} 18. Qg3+ {[%emt 0:00:14]} Qxg3 {[%emt 0:01:29]} 19. hxg3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} f5 {[%emt 0:00:38]} 20. Nd5 { [%emt 0:01:52]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:01:54]} 21. Nf4 {[%emt 0:04:51]} Rfd8 {[%emt 0:02: 36]} 22. b3 {[%emt 0:03:25]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:48]} 23. Nh5+ {[%emt 0:00:45]} Kf8 {[%emt 0:02:45]} 24. Nf6 {[%emt 0:02:09]} Ke7 {[%emt 0:01:10]} 25. Rh6 { [%emt 0:06:30]} Rxd1+ {[%emt 0:04:06]} 26. Bxd1 {[%emt 0:01:11]} b4 {[%emt 0: 01:10]} 27. Nxh7 {[%emt 0:01:55]} Rg8 {[%emt 0:02:54]} 28. Nf6 {[%emt 0:01:23]} Rg6 {[%emt 0:01:30]} 29. Rxg6 {[%emt 0:00:11]} fxg6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 30. Nh7 { [%emt 0:00:04]} Bd5 {[%emt 0:02:15]} 31. Ng5 {[%emt 0:00:18]} Kf6 {[%emt 0:00: 48]} 32. Nh3 {[%emt 0:00:52]} g5 {[%emt 0:01:45]} 33. Kd2 {[%emt 0:00:40]} Ne6 {[%emt 0:01:07]} 34. c3 {[%emt 0:03:48]} a5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 35. c4 {[%emt 0: 00:28]} Bc6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 36. Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:18]} Ke5 {[%emt 0:01:21]} 37. f4+ {[%emt 0:01:12]} exf3 {[%emt 0:00:40]} 38. gxf3 {[%emt 0:06:08]} f4+ { [%emt 0:00:21]} 39. gxf4+ {[%emt 0:00:19]} gxf4+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 40. Kd3 { [%emt 0:00:22]} Be8 {[%emt 0:00:48]} 41. Nf2 {[%emt 0:02:43]} Bg6+ {[%emt 0:00: 37]} 42. Kd2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kd4 {[%emt 0:00:56]} 43. Nh3 {[%emt 0:02:15]} Bb1 {[%emt 0:01:25]} 44. Kc1 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Bf5 {[%emt 0:00:25]} 45. Ng1 { [%emt 0:03:25]} Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 46. Kb2 {[%emt 0:01:53]} Nc5 {[%emt 0:02: 05]} 47. a3 {[%emt 0:01:11]} Nd3+ {[%emt 0:00:37]} 48. Ka2 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Kd2 {[%emt 0:00:26]} 49. Ne2 {[%emt 0:00:44]} Nc1+ {[%emt 0:01:30]} 50. Nxc1 { [%emt 0:00:15]} Kxc1 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 51. Be2 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Kd2 {[%emt 0:00: 08]} 52. axb4 {[%emt 0:00:15]} axb4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 53. Bf1 {[%emt 0:00:33]} Ke1 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 54. c5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Kxf1 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Mahitosh Dey"] [Black "Assaubayeva, Bibisara"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C45"] [WhiteElo "1913"] [BlackElo "2359"] [Annotator "NA"] [PlyCount "86"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nc6 { [%emt 0:00:08]} 3. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} exd4 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 4. Nxd4 {[%emt 0: 00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 5. Nxc6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} bxc6 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 6. e5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Qe7 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 7. Qe2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nd5 {[%emt 0: 00:15]} 8. c4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ba6 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 9. Nd2 {[%emt 0:00:06]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:48]} 10. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:06] C45: Scotch Game} Qb4+ {[%emt 0:01:27] } 11. Kd1 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Bg7 {[%emt 0:02:17]} (11... Rb8 12. Qc2 Ne7 13. a3 Qb6 14. b4 c5 15. Bd3 cxb4 16. axb4 Bb7 17. b5 Bg7 {1/2-1/2 (30) Ponkratov,P (2613)-Svidler,P (2765) Riadh 2017}) 12. Qc2 {[%emt 0:01:58]} Nb6 {[%emt 0:02: 50]} 13. Bd2 $146 {[%emt 0:03:29]} ({Predecessor:} 13. b3 O-O 14. Bb2 d5 15. cxd5 Bxf1 16. Rxf1 Rfd8 17. Ke2 Nxd5 {0-1 (37) Nestorovic,N (2464)-Blagojevic, D (2524) Skopje 2011}) 13... Qe7 {[%emt 0:02:06]} 14. Bg5 {[%emt 0:01:10]} Qe6 {[%emt 0:02:14]} 15. b3 {[%emt 0:01:03]} O-O {[%emt 0:04:51]} 16. Bd3 {[%emt 0: 04:43]} d6 {[%emt 0:02:37]} 17. Re1 {[%emt 0:08:25]} dxe5 {[%emt 0:01:35]} 18. Re2 {[%emt 0:02:00]} Nd7 {[%emt 0:02:57]} 19. Ke1 {[%emt 0:02:23]} f5 {[%emt 0: 02:52]} 20. Rd1 {[%emt 0:09:19]} e4 {[%emt 0:05:01]} 21. Bf4 {[%emt 0:03:35]} ( 21. Bxe4 {might work better.} fxe4 22. Rxe4) 21... Nc5 {[%emt 0:02:01]} 22. Ng5 {[%emt 0:03:38]} Qf6 {[%emt 0:02:42]} 23. Bxe4 $19 {[%emt 0:00:43]} Nxe4 { [%emt 0:01:52]} 24. Nxe4 {[%emt 0:00:15]} fxe4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 25. Rxe4 { [%emt 0:00:02]} Bc8 {[%emt 0:02:26]} 26. Be5 {[%emt 0:01:17]} Qf7 {[%emt 0:01: 32]} 27. Bxg7 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Qxg7 {[%emt 0:01:52]} 28. Qe2 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Bf5 {[%emt 0:01:44]} 29. Re7 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Qxe7 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 30. Qxe7 { [%emt 0:00:08]} Rfe8 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 31. Qxe8+ {[%emt 0:00:26]} Rxe8+ { [%emt 0:00:05]} 32. Kd2 {[%emt 0:00:15]} Rd8+ {[%emt 0:00:08]} 33. Ke2 { [%emt 0:00:05]} Rxd1 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 34. Kxd1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} c5 {[%emt 0:00: 29]} 35. Kd2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:03:07]} 36. Kc3 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 37. f4 {[%emt 0:00:35]} Be4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 38. g3 {[%emt 0: 00:12]} Kf5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 39. b4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} cxb4+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 40. Kxb4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kg4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 41. Kb5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Bb7 { [%emt 0:00:36]} 42. a4 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Kh3 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 43. a5 {[%emt 0: 00:03]} h5 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Wang, Hao"] [Black "Maghsoodloo, Parham"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A40"] [WhiteElo "2707"] [BlackElo "2615"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "120"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 10,120,29,32,29,23,33,14,34,39,43,36,32,16,39,39,73,67,83,77,79,79,187, 160,163,141,152,94,96,100,95,89,116,80,85,30,27,22,25,27,20,12,22,18,20,14,14, 12,14,16,7,14,5,6,19,11,39,8,10,8,8,7,8,6,8,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-37,-22, -128,-112,-106,-83,-71,1,-188,-155,-220,-218,-400,-374,-373,-372,-475,-475, -439,-412,-375,-391,-505,-387,-372,-372,-865,-800,-4141,-819,-4141,-4141,-4141, -4137,-4129,-797]} 1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 e6 4. e4 Ne7 5. Nf3 d5 6. e5 { LiveBook: 14 Games. A40: Unusual replies to 1 d4} c5 (6... Nbc6 7. Be2 h6 8. O-O O-O 9. Re1 b6 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. Nxd5 Qxd5 12. Bd3 {1-0 (60) Onischuk,A (2681)-Ipatov,A (2665) Saint Louis 2018}) 7. dxc5 O-O 8. Be2 $146 {White is slightly better.} ({Predecessor:} 8. Bf4 Nd7 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Nxd5 exd5 11. Qxd5 Nxe5 12. Qxd8 Nxf3+ {0-1 (51) Sparenberg,E (2140)-Ten Hertog,H (2468) Hoogeveen 2016}) 8... Nbc6 9. Bf4 Qa5 {Strongly threatening ...d4.} 10. O-O { [%cal Rc4d5]} ({Much weaker is} 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. Qd2 Nxf4 $15) 10... dxc4 11. Ne4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} Nd5 12. Qc1 {Threatens to win with Bh6.} c3 13. bxc3 Nxf4 14. Qxf4 Qc7 {[%cal Rc6e5]} 15. Nf6+ Kh8 (15... Bxf6 $16 {keeps fighting.} 16. Qxf6 b6) 16. Rfd1 h6 17. Rd6 Ne7 18. Qc4 ({ Better is} 18. Rad1) 18... b6 $16 19. cxb6 Qxc4 20. Bxc4 Nf5 21. Rd2 axb6 22. Rad1 (22. Rb2 $16) 22... Bb7 $11 23. Nd7 Bxf3 24. gxf3 Rfd8 25. f4 g5 $1 26. fxg5 hxg5 27. Rd3 Ra5 28. Bb3 Kh7 29. Nxb6 Rxd3 30. Rxd3 {White wants to play Nc4.} Rxe5 31. Kf1 Rc5 32. Nc4 Rc7 33. Ke2 Ne7 34. Nd6 Ng6 35. Kf1 Nf4 36. Rg3 f5 37. c4 Bf8 38. Nb5 Rd7 39. Rxg5 Rd2 {White must now prevent ...Rb2.} 40. Nc3 Bc5 41. Nd1 $1 Nd3 {[%cal Rd3f2]} 42. Rg2 Nc1 43. Ba4 Rxa2 44. Be8 (44. Bd7 $1 $11) 44... Nd3 $17 {[%mdl 1024] aiming for ...Nf4. Black has strong compensation.} 45. Rg3 Nf4 {Hoping for ...Ra1.} 46. Bc6 e5 (46... Rd2 $17 { [%cal Rd2d1]} 47. Ba4 Nd3) 47. Rb3 $2 {[#]} (47. Bd7 $11) 47... e4 $1 $19 48. Bd7 (48. h4 $17 {is a better defense.}) 48... Kg6 49. Rb2 $2 (49. Rb1 {might work better.}) 49... Ra1 {[%cal Ra1d1]} 50. Rd2 Bb4 51. Rd4 Nd3 52. Ke2 Bc5 53. Be8+ Kf6 54. Rd7 Ra2+ 55. Kf1 Rd2 56. Bh5 $2 {[#]} (56. Rxd3 exd3 57. Ba4) 56... f4 $1 {[%cal Bf5f4,Bf4f3][%mdl 32] Black is clearly winning.} 57. Rb7 Kg5 (57... f3 $142 58. Rf7+ Ke6 59. Bxf3 Kxf7) 58. Rh7 f3 {[%cal Rd2d1]} 59. h4+ Kf6 {[%cal Rd2d1]} 60. Rf7+ Ke6 {Precision: White = 47%, Black = 76%.} (60... Ke5 $142 61. Bxf3 exf3 62. Rxf3 Ke4) 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Artemiev, Vladislav"] [Black "Yakubboev, Nodirbek"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A13"] [WhiteElo "2701"] [BlackElo "2482"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "129"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,129,31,31,35,14,11,12,14,0,6,0,6,0,7,0,0,-12,0,-21,-22,-24,-25,-37, -21,-18,-7,-8,-4,-9,0,-20,-20,-24,-16,-51,-20,-38,-21,-23,-24,-24,-22,-27,-22, -83,-14,-29,-29,-29,-29,-29,-29,-29,-29,-29,-29,-29,-29,-38,-29,-46,-29,-36, -22,-36,-36,-36,-25,-25,-25,-25,-25,-31,0,-36,0,-7,0,-36,0,-7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,362,306,363,355,754,744,668,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 Nbd7 5. b3 b6 6. Bb2 {A13: English Opening: 1... e6} Bb7 7. O-O c6 8. d3 {LiveBook: 3 Games. White is slightly better.} Bd6 9. e4 dxe4 10. dxe4 Qc7 11. Qe2 {[#] Threatens to win with e5.} e5 $1 12. Nc3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. Nh4 g6 13. f4 O-O-O 14. f5 {1-0 (26) Belous,V (2568)-Buyo, G Cocoa Beach 2016}) 12... O-O 13. Rad1 Rfd8 14. Bh3 Nf8 15. Qc2 Bc8 16. Bxc8 Raxc8 17. Rd2 Ne6 18. Na4 Nd7 19. Rfd1 Be7 20. a3 f6 21. b4 Ndf8 22. Nc3 Rxd2 23. Rxd2 Rd8 24. Bc1 Rxd2 25. Bxd2 Qd7 26. Be3 Nd4 27. Bxd4 $1 exd4 28. Na4 c5 29. b5 (29. bxc5 $11 {keeps the balance.} bxc5 30. Nb2) 29... Ng6 (29... g5 $17 ) 30. Nb2 Qg4 31. Nd2 Ne5 {...Qe2 is the strong threat.} 32. f4 Nf7 {White must now prevent ...g5.} 33. Qd1 Qe6 34. Kg2 Nd6 35. Qf3 g6 36. Qd3 Kg7 37. Nd1 Bd8 38. Nf2 Bc7 39. h4 h5 40. Kg1 Nf7 41. Qf3 Nh6 42. Kg2 Bd6 43. a4 Bc7 44. Kf1 (44. e5 $5) 44... Bd6 45. Ke2 Nf5 46. Nd1 (46. Kd3 $5 {[%cal Re4f5]} Ne3 47. Nd1 $15) 46... Nh6 47. Nf2 Nf5 48. Kd3 Ne3 49. Nd1 Nxd1 50. Qxd1 Qh3 51. Qf3 Qh2 52. Kc2 Be7 53. Kd1 Kh6 54. e5 Qh3 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (54... fxe5 $11 55. fxe5 Qh3) 55. Qa8 $1 $18 {[%cal Ra8h8]} Kg7 56. Qxa7 ({Not} 56. exf6+ Bxf6 57. Qb7+ (57. Qxa7+ Kh6 $15) 57... Kh6 $11) 56... Qe6 $2 (56... Qg4+ 57. Kc1 Kf8 58. Qxb6 fxe5) 57. a5 fxe5 58. axb6 $2 ({White must play} 58. f5 $18 gxf5 59. a6) 58... exf4 $11 {Strongly threatening ...d3.The position is equal.} 59. b7 ({Don't go for} 59. gxf4 $2 d3 $19) 59... d3 {( -> ...Qe2+)} 60. b8=Q Qe2+ 61. Kc1 {White wants to mate with Qa1+.} Qe1+ 62. Kb2 Qxd2+ 63. Kb3 Qc2+ 64. Ka3 Qc3+ 65. Ka2 {Precision: White = 51%, Black = 55%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Amin, Bassem"] [Black "Sindarov, Javokhir"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B40"] [WhiteElo "2700"] [BlackElo "2431"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,77,10,2,90,0,0,0,0,-16,82,28,50,16,29,34,24,24,56,35,89,89,202,194, 186,164,229,242,240,236,236,238,238,240,245,245,250,251,254,255,237,234,256, 245,271,245,429,406,550,550,550,544,558,569,538,527,1175,914,1629,1366,29968, 29969,29969,29970]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. e4 e6 3. d3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. Nbd2 Nf6 6. Bg2 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 Bc7 9. c3 {LiveBook: 10 Games. A08: King's Indian Attack} (9. Qe2 b5 10. Nf1 b4 11. e5 Nd7 12. Bf4 a5 13. h4 Ba6 14. c3 a4 15. a3 bxc3 16. bxc3 Rb8 {0-1 (83) Andriasian,Z (2585)-Socko,B (2593) Riadh 2017}) 9... b5 (9... Rb8 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 10. e5 ({White should try} 10. a4 $16) 10... Nd7 $1 $11 {[%cal Rd7e5]} 11. d4 {The position is equal.} b4 12. Nb3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. Nf1 Ba5 13. c4 b3 14. cxd5 exd5 15. Bd2 Bxd2 16. Qxd2 bxa2 17. Rxa2 cxd4 18. Nxd4 Ndxe5 19. Nxc6 Nxc6 20. Bxd5 {1/2-1/2 (45) Meenakshi,S (2324)-Sachdev,T (2243) Mumbai 2003}) 12... cxd4 (12... c4 $11 13. Bg5 Qe8) 13. cxd4 ({White should play} 13. Bg5 $16 Qe8 14. Nfxd4 (14. cxd4 Bb7 $11) 14... Ndxe5 15. Nxc6 Qxc6 16. cxb4) 13... a5 14. Bg5 Qe8 15. Rc1 Bb7 16. Bf1 $36 { [%mdl 2048] White wants to play Bb5. Black is under pressure.} a4 17. Na1 a3 ({ Better is} 17... Nb6 $14) 18. bxa3 $16 {[%cal Bb2a3,Ba3b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} Nb6 (18... bxa3 $16 19. Bb5 Ndb8) 19. axb4 $18 {Black must now prevent b5.} Nc4 20. b5 Nb4 {[#]} (20... N6a5 $142 21. a4 h6) 21. a4 $1 ({Much less strong is} 21. Bxc4 $6 dxc4 22. Rxc4 Ba5 $16) 21... Na2 22. Bxc4 dxc4 23. Rxc4 Ba5 24. Bd2 { And now Nb3 would win.} Bd5 25. Rc5 Bxf3 26. Qxf3 Bxd2 27. Re2 {[%cal Be1e2, Be2d2,Bd2a2][%mdl 32]} Nc3 28. Rxd2 Nxa4 29. Rc6 Qb8 30. Qb3 Ra5 $2 (30... h6 { is a better defense.} 31. Nc2 Ra5) 31. Ra2 Qa8 {[#]} 32. Ra6 $1 Rxa6 33. bxa6 Rb8 34. Rxa4 Rxb3 35. Nxb3 h5 36. a7 Kf8 37. Nd2 h4 38. Nc4 h3 {[#]} 39. d5 $1 {Precision: White = 71%, Black = 43%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Eljanov, Pavel"] [Black "Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E17"] [WhiteElo "2700"] [BlackElo "2624"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,60,31,34,32,33,24,27,27,31,0,0,0,21,26,29,0,72,0,0,0,0,0,16,10,24,24, 22,22,22,22,11,23,20,0,0,0,12,7,8]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 c5 8. d5 {E17: Queen's Indian: 4 g3 Bb7 5 Bg2 Be7} exd5 9. Nh4 Ne4 10. cxd5 Bxh4 11. Bxe4 Bf6 12. Nc3 d6 {LiveBook: 49 Games} 13. Qc2 h6 14. Bf4 Re8 15. Bg2 Qd7 {[#]} 16. a4 $146 Na6 17. Nb5 Be5 18. Bd2 Nb4 19. Qb3 (19. Bxb4 $5 cxb4 20. Qd2 $11) 19... a5 (19... a6 $11 20. Na3 a5) 20. Rab1 (20. f4 $16 Bf6 21. e4) 20... Ba6 $11 21. Qc4 Bxb5 22. axb5 Qf5 23. e4 Qf6 24. Re2 a4 {[%cal Ba5a4,Ba4a3,Ba3b2][%mdl 32]} 25. Bxb4 cxb4 26. Qxb4 Bd4 27. Ra1 Bc5 28. Qc4 {The position is equal.} a3 29. Ra2 Rec8 30. Qb3 $1 {[%cal Rb2a3]} axb2 {Precision: White = 71%, Black = 73%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Inarkiev, Ernesto"] [Black "Darini, Pouria"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B90"] [WhiteElo "2680"] [BlackElo "2478"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "79"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,79,4,7,4,-34,0,-8,31,0,0,0,0,-33,-30,-39,17,14,28,30,41,39,40,42,34, 14,10,4,14,0,25,25,26,25,40,35,60,26,58,62,69,0,54,0,0,9,0,0,110,109,356,343, 347,324,455,455,599,568,844,787]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Be3 h5 9. Qd2 Nbd7 10. O-O-O Be7 11. Kb1 b5 { B90: Sicilian Najdorf: Unusual White 6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and 6 Be3 e5} 12. a3 {LiveBook: 4 Games} (12. h4 O-O 13. Bg5 Rc8 14. a3 Qc7 15. g4 hxg4 16. fxg4 Nb6 17. Bxf6 Bxf6 18. g5 {1/2-1/2 (70) Yu,Y (2751)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) Riadh 2017}) 12... Qc7 13. Bg5 Rb8 $146 {Black is slightly better.} ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 13... Rc8 14. Nc1 Qb7 15. N1a2 O-O 16. h3 Nb6 17. g4 Rfd8 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 {1/2-1/2 (115) Bindrich,F (2334) -Carlsen,M (2385) Budva 2003}) 14. Na2 Rc8 {With the idea ...Nxe4!} 15. h4 O-O 16. Nb4 Nc5 17. Bxf6 Bxf6 18. Nd5 Nxb3 (18... Bxd5 $1 $15 19. Qxd5 Na4) 19. cxb3 $11 Bxd5 20. exd5 Qc5 21. Bd3 Qd4 22. g3 e4 23. Bxe4 Qxd2 $1 24. Rxd2 b4 25. a4 Rc5 26. Bd3 a5 27. Bb5 Rc7 28. Re1 Rfc8 29. Rde2 g6 30. Bc6 Kf8 31. Re8+ (31. Kc2 $14) 31... Kg7 (31... Rxe8 $1 $11 32. Rxe8+ Kg7) 32. Kc2 (32. R8e4 $14 ) 32... Be5 {Hoping for ...Rxe8.} 33. R8xe5 dxe5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRB} 34. Kd3 $1 Kf6 {[#]} (34... Re7 $1 $11) 35. Kc4 $1 $16 Rxc6+ $2 (35... Rd7 $16) 36. dxc6 $18 Rxc6+ 37. Kb5 Rd6 (37... Rc8 $142 38. Kxa5 Rb8) 38. Kxa5 {White is clearly winning.} Rd3 39. Kxb4 Rxf3 40. a5 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 35%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Jones, Gawain C B"] [Black "Chakravarthi Reddy, M."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C04"] [WhiteElo "2675"] [BlackElo "2442"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "45"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,45,20,23,7,7,8,7,4,21,16,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,-13,13,6,23,28,99,94,260,248, 252,250,281,271,293,270]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nc6 4. Ngf3 Nf6 5. e5 Nd7 6. Nb3 a5 7. a4 Be7 8. Bf4 {C04: French Tarrasch: 3...Nc6} b6 {LiveBook: 11 Games} 9. Bb5 (9. h4 h6 10. h5 Bb7 11. c3 Qc8 12. Nh4 Ba6 13. Qg4 Rh7 14. Ng6 Bxf1 15. Rxf1 {1/2-1/2 (49) Howell,D (2635)-Bauer,C (2682) Istanbul 2012}) 9... Na7 10. Be2 {The position is equal.} c5 11. c3 O-O 12. O-O Nc6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... c4 13. Nbd2 Bb7 14. b3 cxb3 15. Qxb3 Nc6 {1-0 (33) Faibisovich,V (2410) -Yakimenko,A (2091) Sunny Beach 2010}) 13. Re1 Ba6 14. Bxa6 Rxa6 15. Re3 Ra8 16. Qe2 Qc8 17. Ng5 Bxg5 18. Bxg5 cxd4 (18... Re8 $11) 19. cxd4 $16 f6 $2 ( 19... Re8 $16) 20. exf6 $18 Nxf6 {[#]} 21. Rc1 $1 ({Stronger than} 21. Rxe6 Ne4 $15) 21... Qd7 {[#]} 22. Bxf6 $1 ({Weaker is} 22. Rxe6 Rae8 $16) 22... Rxf6 23. Qb5 {Precision: White = 79%, Black = 57%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Adhiban, B."] [Black "Petrosian, Tigran L"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D86"] [WhiteElo "2661"] [BlackElo "2609"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "86"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,86,24,35,4,32,29,62,29,34,0,15,15,15,4,45,12,33,23,60,42,64,30,39,50, 0,0,68,71,66,81,79,72,75,70,72,47,61,30,49,50,106,121,107,102,127,126,127,129, 132,129,105,13,13,16,28,28,31,0,11,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 c5 8. Ne2 O-O 9. O-O Nc6 10. Be3 Qc7 11. Rc1 Rd8 {LiveBook: 529 Games} 12. h4 {D87: Exchange Grünfeld: Classical Line: Variations without ...cxd4} (12. f4 Bg4 13. f5 gxf5 14. h3 cxd4 15. Bxf7+ Kxf7 16. Qb3+ e6 17. Nxd4 Nxd4 18. cxd4 Qb6 19. Qxb6 axb6 20. hxg4 Bxd4 21. Bxd4 Rxd4 22. exf5 Rxg4 {1/2-1/2 (33) Radjabov,T (2726)-Safarli,E (2664) Shamkir 2016}) 12... Na5 13. Bd3 e5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... c4 14. Bc2 e5 15. h5 Qe7 16. h6 Bf8 17. Qe1 f6 18. f4 Bg4 19. fxe5 fxe5 20. dxe5 { 1-0 (43) Hoeschele,H (1677)-Maldonado,G (1982) Villa Martelli 2017}) 14. Bg5 { White is slightly better.} Re8 15. dxe5 c4 16. Bc2 Qxe5 17. Rb1 a6 18. Nd4 Qc5 19. a4 Qa3 20. Qf3 Qc5 21. Bf6 Bg4 22. Qf4 {[#] And now Bxg7 would win.} ({ Much weaker is} 22. Qxg4 Bxf6 23. Rfd1 Rad8 $15) 22... Bxf6 23. Qxf6 Qe5 (23... Qa3 $1 $11 24. f3 Bd7) 24. Qg5 Qxg5 25. hxg5 Rac8 26. Rb6 Kg7 27. Rfb1 Rc7 28. Rd6 Bc8 29. f3 Rc5 30. f4 h6 (30... Nb3 $14) 31. gxh6+ $16 Kxh6 32. f5 Kg7 33. fxg6 fxg6 34. Rbb6 Rg5 35. Nf3 Rg4 36. e5 ({Better is} 36. Rd5 $16 Nc6 37. Rc5) 36... Nc6 $11 37. Kf2 Rf8 38. Rd5 Rg5 39. Be4 {Threatens to win with Rc5.} Nxe5 {[#]The position is equal.} 40. Rxe5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxe5 41. Rxg6+ Kh8 42. Rh6+ Kg7 43. Rg6+ Kh8 {Precision: White = 44%, Black = 46%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Kovalev, Vladislav"] [Black "Grandelius, Nils"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B51"] [WhiteElo "2648"] [BlackElo "2652"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "115"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,115,28,-3,21,15,29,21,31,30,36,37,39,21,21,22,32,29,55,40,47,56,50, 50,51,62,78,73,58,45,73,81,76,78,103,60,72,72,92,75,91,85,103,67,62,58,58,65, 63,63,73,11,18,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,6,6,23,0,5,12,13,4,63,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. c3 Ngf6 5. Qe2 a6 6. Ba4 b5 7. Bc2 Bb7 {B51: Sicilian: Moscow Variation (3 Bb5+) without 3...Bd7} 8. d4 e6 9. O-O Be7 10. Nbd2 {LiveBook: 19 Games} O-O 11. e5 Nd5 12. Ne4 Qc7 $146 {[%cal Rd6e5]} ({Predecessor:} 12... dxe5 13. dxe5 Qc7 14. Neg5 {0-1 (29) Maze,S (2614)-Vovk,A (2622) Fornebu 2017}) 13. exd6 Bxd6 14. Nxd6 Qxd6 15. dxc5 Qxc5 16. Rd1 N5f6 17. a4 Rfc8 18. axb5 axb5 19. Rxa8 Bxa8 20. Be3 Qh5 21. Bd3 Bxf3 22. Qxf3 Qxf3 23. gxf3 Rb8 24. Bf4 e5 25. Be3 Kf8 26. Bf5 Ke8 27. f4 Rb7 28. Kf1 exf4 29. Bxf4 Nb6 30. Be5 Nc4 31. Bxf6 gxf6 $14 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 32. b3 Ne5 33. Bxh7 Rc7 34. f4 (34. Rc1 $16) 34... Ng6 $1 $11 35. Bxg6 (35. Rd3 {feels hotter.} Nxf4 36. Re3+ Kd7 37. Be4 Kd6 38. h4) 35... fxg6 {KR-KR} 36. Rd3 Kf7 37. Kf2 Ke6 38. Kf3 Rh7 39. Kg3 Rc7 40. Kg4 Rc8 41. h4 Rc5 42. Re3+ Kf7 43. Rh3 Kg7 (43... Rh5 $11) 44. h5 (44. Rf3 $14) 44... gxh5+ {The position is equal.} 45. Rxh5 Rxc3 46. Rxb5 Kg6 47. Rb8 Rc1 48. Rg8+ Kf7 49. Rh8 Kg6 50. Rg8+ Kh7 51. Rd8 {[#] Black must now prevent Kf5.} Kg6 52. f5+ Kh6 53. Rh8+ Kg7 54. Rh3 Rd1 55. Rf3 Kh6 56. Rh3+ Kg7 57. Rf3 Kh6 58. Rh3+ {Precision: White = 56%, Black = 59%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Sethuraman, S P."] [Black "Safarli, Eltaj"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C17"] [WhiteElo "2631"] [BlackElo "2653"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "93"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,93,33,32,19,40,43,38,14,14,14,14,14,6,0,15,0,18,-3,10,0,0,-20,0,0,70, 63,68,62,72,71,69,85,81,79,78,62,67,63,76,71,76,81,76,76,76,76,76,63,76,76,121, 81,84,0,109,93,200,173,329,317,352,350,536,483,473,414,789,783,746,722,1840, 1768,1937,1882]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. Bd2 Nc6 6. Nb5 Bxd2+ 7. Qxd2 Nxd4 8. Nxd4 cxd4 9. Nf3 Ne7 10. Nxd4 O-O 11. f4 Nc6 {LiveBook: 8 Games } 12. Nf3 {C17: French: 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e5 c5 sidelines} (12. O-O-O Bd7 13. h4 Rc8 14. Kb1 a5 15. a3 Nxd4 16. Qxd4 b5 17. Bd3 Qe7 18. b4 Rc7 19. Rh3 Ra8 20. c3 Be8 {1-0 (36) Ninov,N (2472)-Adrian,C (2239) Nancy 2014}) 12... Qb6 13. O-O-O Bd7 14. a3 $146 {White is slightly better.} ({Predecessor:} 14. Kb1 Rfc8 15. g4 a5 16. Bd3 Nb4 17. f5 Nxd3 18. Qxd3 Qb5 19. Qxb5 Bxb5 20. Nd4 Bd7 {1-0 (38) Wong,Y (2169)-Min,P (1956) Bhubaneswar 2017}) 14... Rfc8 15. Kb1 Na5 16. Nd4 Nc6 17. Nf3 Na5 18. Nd4 Nc6 19. Nb3 Ne7 20. Qd4 Qc7 21. Bd3 a5 22. Qf2 Ba4 ({ Better is} 22... b5 $11) 23. Nd4 $1 $14 Qc5 {Black wants to play ...Nc6.} 24. Rhf1 Nc6 25. Nf3 Ne7 26. g4 Qxf2 27. Rxf2 Bd7 28. Nd4 Rab8 29. h4 b5 {[#]} 30. b3 $1 Rc5 31. Kb2 b4 32. a4 Nc6 33. Nf3 Rf8 34. g5 Bc8 35. h5 Nb8 36. Nd4 Nc6 37. Nf3 Nb8 $1 38. Bb5 Ba6 {[#]} (38... Nc6 $16) 39. Nd4 $1 $18 Bxb5 $2 (39... Rc7 40. f5 Bc8) 40. axb5 ({Less strong is} 40. Nxb5 Nc6 $14) 40... Nd7 {[#]} 41. g6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Re8 (41... fxg6 {was called for.} 42. Nxe6 Rxb5 43. hxg6 hxg6 44. Nxf8 Nxf8) 42. gxf7+ Kxf7 43. Ra1 Ra8 (43... Rc7 $142 44. Rxa5 g6) 44. f5 {[%cal Bf4f5,Bf5e6,Be6e7][%mdl 32] White is clearly winning.} Nxe5 45. fxe6+ Kg8 46. e7 Rcc8 47. Ne6 {Precision: White = 65%, Black = 49%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Jumabayev, Rinat"] [Black "Rajdeep Sarkar"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C55"] [WhiteElo "2612"] [BlackElo "2393"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "87"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,87,22,21,14,8,8,13,-29,-20,-5,-30,-11,38,48,56,36,44,27,48,34,52,13, 13,-14,23,28,31,0,16,20,99,99,99,99,105,86,100,87,82,20,159,162,193,179,189, 141,178,180,191,181,267,246,244,135,862,805,980,965,964,952,1656,1579,1272,834, 29978,29979,6395,1107,29993,29994,29994,1550]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. Re1 d6 7. a4 Be6 8. a5 a6 9. Nbd2 Qd7 {LiveBook: 39 Games} 10. b3 $146 {C55: Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5 and Max Lange Attack } ({Predecessor:} 10. c3 h6 11. Qb3 Rab8 12. h3 Kh8 13. Nf1 Nh5 14. d4 Bxc4 15. Qxc4 f5 16. dxe5 Nxe5 17. Qe2 Ng6 18. exf5 Rxf5 {1/2-1/2 (44) Heberla,B (2558) -Wang,H (2706) Czech Republic 2018}) 10... h6 11. Bb2 Nh7 12. Bd5 {The position is equal.} Bxd5 13. exd5 Nb4 14. d4 f6 15. Nf1 e4 ({Reject} 15... Nxd5 16. dxe5 dxe5 17. c4 $16) 16. Rxe4 {[#] aiming for Qe1.} Nxd5 17. Re1 f5 18. c4 Nf4 19. Qc2 Ng5 20. N1d2 Nxf3+ 21. Nxf3 Bf6 22. Re3 c6 23. Rae1 Rf7 (23... Rae8 $11 {remains equal.}) 24. d5 $16 Ng6 25. Bxf6 Rxf6 26. Nd4 f4 27. Re6 $36 { [%mdl 2048] White is in control.} Raf8 28. Nf3 ({White should play} 28. f3 $16) 28... c5 (28... cxd5 $11 29. cxd5 Qb5) 29. h3 {[%cal Bh2h3,Bh3h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} R8f7 30. Qd3 Qc7 31. Qd2 b6 32. axb6 Qxb6 33. Qd3 a5 (33... Rf8 $142 34. h4 Qd8) 34. h4 $18 Qb4 {[#]} 35. Ra1 ({White should try} 35. Rxf6 $1 $18 { Threatening mate with Re8+.} Rxf6 36. Re8+ Kf7 37. Ra8) 35... Rxe6 $4 {[%mdl 8192]} (35... Nf8 $16) 36. dxe6 Rf6 37. h5 Ne7 38. Qxd6 Qc3 39. Re1 Nf5 40. Qd8+ Kh7 41. e7 Nxe7 42. Qxe7 (42. Rxe7 $142 Rf5 43. Re8 Qa1+ 44. Ne1 Rxh5 45. Qd3+ g6 46. Re7+ Qg7 47. Qd7 Qxe7 48. Qxe7+ Kg8 49. Qf6) 42... Qxb3 43. Qe4+ Kg8 44. Rb1 {Precision: White = 53%, Black = 36%.} (44. Qd5+ $142 Kh7 45. Re8 Qb1+ 46. Kh2 Rf8 47. Rxf8 Qh1+ 48. Kxh1 g6 49. Qg8#) 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Tabatabaei, M amin"] [Black "Arjun Kalyan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A50"] [WhiteElo "2605"] [BlackElo "2397"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,73,13,21,0,25,16,35,37,38,20,37,35,54,0,30,25,55,38,60,58,76,73,125, 118,169,191,283,309,414,201,581,586,580,558,570,550,580,581,549,191,187,177, 155,182,510,509,658,668,1093,1101,1072,1056,936,933,825,841]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Ne2 O-O 6. Be3 c5 {E60: King's Indian: Unusual lines and Fianchetto Variation without Nc3} 7. d5 $146 (7. Qd2 Nc6 8. d5 Ne5 9. Nec3 Nh5 10. Be2 f5 11. Na3 f4 12. Bf2 Bd7 13. Nc2 a6 14. a4 {1/2-1/2 (54) Caruana, F (2811)-Bacrot,E (2711) Baden-Baden 2015}) ({Predecessor:} 7. Qd2 Nc6 8. d5 Ne5 9. Nec3 e6 10. Be2 exd5 11. cxd5 a6 12. a4 Ne8 13. O-O f5 14. exf5 gxf5 { 1/2-1/2 (36) Barrish,D (2252)-Amonatov,F (2632) Johannesburg 2017}) 7... e6 8. Nec3 exd5 9. cxd5 a6 10. a4 Nbd7 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 11. Na3 Ne8 12. Be2 f5 13. exf5 $1 gxf5 14. Qd2 Ne5 15. O-O Qf6 16. Nc4 ({White should play} 16. Bg5 $14 Qg6 17. Nc4) 16... f4 {...Nxc4 is the strong threat.} 17. Bf2 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has the initiative.} Qg6 {Hoping for ...Bh3.} 18. Kh1 $1 Nxc4 19. Bxc4 Qh5 20. Rfe1 Be5 {[#]} ({Black should try} 20... b6) 21. Bxc5 $1 $16 {[%mdl 512]} dxc5 (21... Bd7 $16 {might work better.}) 22. d6+ $1 $18 Kg7 (22... Kh8 $142) 23. Qd5 ({Much less strong is} 23. d7 $6 Nd6 $18) 23... Rf5 {next ...Nf6 is good for Black.} 24. d7 (24. Rxe5 $142 Rxe5 25. Qg8+ Kh6 26. Qf8+ Kg5 27. Ne4+ Rxe4 28. fxe4) 24... Nf6 $2 (24... Bxd7 {is more resistant.} 25. Qxd7+ Kh8 ) 25. d8=Q ({Not} 25. dxc8=R Nxd5 26. Rxa8 Bd4 $11) 25... Nxd5 26. Nxd5 Qg5 27. Qe8 ({Less strong is} 27. Ne7 Rf8 $16) 27... Bd6 28. Nb6 Rf8 29. Qe4 $2 (29. Nxa8 Rxe8 30. Rxe8) 29... Rb8 {[#]} 30. Rad1 $1 {[%cal Rd1d6]} Bf5 31. Qd5 Rfd8 $2 (31... Rf6 32. Re5 Rd8) 32. Qf7+ {White is clearly winning.} Kh8 {[#]} 33. Rxd6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxd6 34. Re8+ Rxe8 35. Qxe8+ Kg7 36. Qf7+ Kh6 37. Qf8+ { Precision: White = 70%, Black = 30%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Narayanan S L"] [Black "Sidhant, Mohapatra"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C95"] [WhiteElo "2568"] [BlackElo "2382"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "57"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 26,57,29,28,27,20,60,33,104,106,189,192,187,199,211,216,243,242,242,241, 314,277,329,325,348,325,557,300,903,899,1097,1005,1305,897]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. c4 Bb7 12. Nc3 c6 13. a3 Re8 {C95: Closed Ruy Lopez: Breyer Variation with 10 d4} (13... h6 14. Be3 Re8 15. Ba2 Bf8 16. Qb3 Qe7 17. Nh4 exd4 18. Nf5 Qd8 19. Bxd4 Re6 20. cxb5 axb5 21. Rad1 Nb6 22. Re3 {1-0 (46) Safarli,E (2664)-Alekseev,E (2633) Nakhchivan 2016}) 14. Ba2 {[#] LiveBook: 3 Games} exd4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14... Bf8 15. Qc2 exd4 16. Nxd4 d5 17. cxd5 cxd5 18. Bg5 dxe4 19. Qb3 Qe7 20. Nf5 Qe6 21. Qxe6 fxe6 {0-1 (39) Tsolakidou,S (2277)-Pancevski,F (2506) Kavala 2015}) 15. Nxd4 g6 {The position is equal.} 16. Bf4 {[%cal Rc4b5]} (16. cxb5 {is more complex.} axb5 17. Bf4 Nh5 18. Be3 Bf8 19. Nf5) 16... Ne5 (16... c5 $14) 17. cxb5 $16 cxb5 {[#]} (17... axb5 $16 18. Bxe5 dxe5 19. Bxf7+ Kh8) 18. Bxe5 $1 $18 dxe5 {[#]} 19. Bxf7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kxf7 20. Qb3+ Nd5 21. Nf3 ({Weaker is} 21. exd5 exd4 22. d6+ Kg7 $11) ({ Worse is} 21. Nxd5 Bxd5 22. exd5 exd4 $11) 21... Kg7 {Threatens to win with ... Nxc3.} 22. exd5 ({Don't take} 22. Nxd5 $6 Bc5) 22... Bf6 23. Rad1 Rc8 24. Ne4 Rc4 25. Qe3 h6 $2 (25... Rc7 {might work better.} 26. b4 Rf7 27. Nxf6 Rxf6 28. Nxe5 Rd6) 26. Qa7 Re7 $2 (26... Rxe4 27. Rxe4 Qd7) 27. Nxf6 {White is clearly winning.} Kxf6 28. Nxe5 Bxd5 29. Rxd5 {Precision: White = 73%, Black = 18%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Abdusattorov, Nodirbek"] [Black "Poormosavi, Seyed Kian"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E06"] [WhiteElo "2540"] [BlackElo "2218"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "91"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,91,88,124,125,124,122,105,124,95,105,120,109,118,89,88,79,72,74,77, 81,77,82,75,66,112,81,83,84,81,80,251,247,248,235,259,253,276,262,286,247,333, 295,322,287,454,454,452,454,435,446,408,390,635,631,603,579,745,748,651,735, 691,685,908,897,891,880,1884,1298,1721,1682,1199,1119]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O b6 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Nc3 Bb7 9. Ne5 Nbd7 10. Qa4 Nxe5 11. dxe5 Nd7 12. Nxd5 {E18: Queen's Indian: Old Main Line (4 g3 Bb7 5 Bg2 Be7 6 0-0 0-0 7 Nc3)} Nc5 13. Qc4 (13. Qd1 c6 14. Nc3 Qc7 15. f4 Rfd8 16. Qc2 Ne6 17. Be3 c5 18. Bxb7 Qxb7 19. Qe4 Qxe4 20. Nxe4 Nd4 21. Kf2 {1-0 (44) Nguyen,V (2505)-Nguyen,T (2114) Ho Chi Minh City 2012}) 13... Bxd5 14. Qxd5 { White is better.} ({Inferior is} 14. Bxd5 b5 $17) 14... Qxd5 15. Bxd5 Rad8 16. Bc4 Ne4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16... Rd4 17. b3 c6 18. Be3 Re4 19. Bf4 g5 20. f3 Rxc4 21. bxc4 gxf4 22. gxf4 Ne6 23. f5 Nf4 24. Rfd1 Bc5+ 25. Kf1 Kh8 {1/2-1/2 (28) Rupel,D (2138)-Lillebo,P Hendersonville 2006}) 17. Be3 (17. Bd3 {is interesting.} Nc5 18. Bc2 f6 19. b4 Na6 20. a3) 17... Nd2 18. Rfc1 {[#] aiming for Bd3.} (18. Bxd2 {with more complications.} Rxd2 19. Rab1 Rfd8 20. f4 c6 21. Bd3) 18... Nxc4 19. Rxc4 c5 20. Ra4 a5 21. Ra3 Rd5 22. Rb3 Rb8 23. a4 g5 24. f4 gxf4 25. gxf4 f5 $2 (25... f6 $16) 26. Kf2 Kf7 27. Kf3 Rd7 28. Rb5 Ke6 29. Rg1 Kf7 30. Rc1 Rdb7 31. Rd1 Ke6 32. Bf2 Rd7 (32... Rc8 $142 33. Rg1 Bd8) 33. Rxd7 $18 Kxd7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 34. e4 Ke6 35. Be1 Bd8 {[#]} 36. Bxa5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Ra8 $2 (36... Rb7 37. Ke3 h5) (36... bxa5 37. Rxb8) 37. Bxb6 { White is clearly winning.} fxe4+ 38. Ke3 Kf5 39. a5 Rb8 40. e6 Kxe6 41. Kxe4 Bc7 42. Rxc5 Bd6 43. Rh5 Rf8 44. f5+ Kd7 45. Kd5 Be7 46. a6 {Precision: White = 90%, Black = 47%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Haddouche, Mohamed"] [Black "Bharath Subramaniyam H"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B42"] [WhiteElo "2506"] [BlackElo "1997"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "134"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,134,40,49,0,21,0,10,9,0,0,49,0,28,25,37,0,7,0,68,0,0,-15,-7,-41,-34, -64,-71,-83,-79,-108,-103,-103,-50,-57,-47,-62,-60,-60,-40,-32,-25,-22,-29,-28, -30,-29,138,144,146,-25,67,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-84,-84,-79,-79,-78,-78,-99,-93,-93, -93,-92,-78,-93,-90,-81,-78,-93,-78,-87,-86,-94,-94,-94,-94,-118,-118,-118, -118,-118,-118,-118,-118,-118,-118,-118,-118,-118,-118,-118,-118,-118,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. Qe2 d6 7. O-O Qc7 8. c4 Be7 9. Nc3 O-O 10. f4 Nbd7 11. Kh1 Re8 {B42: Sicilian: Kan Variation: 5 Bd3} 12. Bd2 b6 13. Rae1 Bb7 {[#] LiveBook: 12 Games. White is slightly better.} 14. Bc1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. f5 e5 15. Nb3 h6 16. Nd5 Nxd5 17. cxd5 Qd8 18. Rc1 Nc5 19. Nxc5 dxc5 {1/2-1/2 (73) Balogh,C (2643)-Petr, M (2523) Eretria 2011}) 14... Rad8 15. Qf3 g6 16. Qh3 Bf8 17. Nf3 Bg7 18. Ng5 Nf8 19. Bd2 Bc6 20. a4 Qd7 21. Nf3 Nh5 (21... e5 $11) 22. Qh4 ({White should play} 22. f5 $14) 22... f5 $11 23. b3 Nf6 24. Qf2 Qb7 {[%cal Rf5e4]} 25. Qe2 N8d7 26. Bc2 Nc5 {[%cal Rf6e4]} 27. e5 dxe5 28. fxe5 Nfe4 (28... Ng4 $17 29. Bg5 Rc8) 29. Nxe4 $15 Bxe4 ({But not} 29... fxe4 $6 30. Ng5 $14) 30. Bg5 Rd7 31. Rd1 Bxc2 (31... Bf8 {feels hotter.} 32. Rxd7 Qxd7 33. Rd1 Qc7 34. Be3 Bb7) 32. Qxc2 Ne4 33. Rxd7 Qxd7 34. Be3 Qc7 35. Rd1 Rd8 $2 (35... Bf8 $11) 36. Rxd8+ $16 Qxd8 {[#]} 37. b4 $2 (37. a5 $1 $16) 37... Qc7 (37... Bf8 $11 38. Qb1 Qc7) 38. c5 (38. Qb3 $1 $14) 38... bxc5 $11 39. bxc5 Bf8 40. Qc4 {Threatens to win with c6.} Bxc5 41. Qxe6+ Kg7 42. Qc4 (42. Bxc5 $11 {keeps the balance.} Qxc5 43. h3) 42... Bb6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is under strong pressure.} 43. Qb3 Bxe3 44. Qxe3 Qc5 45. Qd4 Qxd4 46. Nxd4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KN-KN} Nc5 47. a5 Nb7 48. Ne6+ Kf7 49. Nc7 Nxa5 50. Nxa6 Ke6 51. Kg1 Kxe5 52. Nb4 Nc4 53. Kf2 Ke4 54. Nc2 f4 55. Ne1 Ne5 56. h3 g5 57. Nc2 Nd3+ 58. Ke2 h5 59. Na1 Nc5 60. Nc2 Na4 61. Ne1 Nc3+ 62. Kd2 g4 (62... Nd5 $17 {...Ne3 is the strong threat.} 63. Nf3 g4 64. hxg4 hxg4) 63. hxg4 $11 {The position is equal.} hxg4 {[#] aiming for ...Nd5.} 64. Kxc3 Ke3 65. Kc2 f3 (65... Ke2 $5 66. Nd3 $8 f3 67. Nc1+ Kf1 68. gxf3 gxf3 $11) 66. Nxf3 gxf3 67. gxf3 Kxf3 {Precision: White = 51%, Black = 47%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Erigaisi Arjun"] [Black "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E73"] [WhiteElo "2481"] [BlackElo "2701"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "104"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,104,62,76,89,93,69,85,72,72,74,96,128,137,138,142,159,135,139,141, 152,118,130,126,179,66,104,71,72,59,81,71,76,45,59,43,48,43,176,191,192,0,-22, -10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-51,-51,-1095,-1095, -4562,-4562,-4562,-4562,-4562,-4562,-4562,-4562,-4562,-4562,-4562,-4562,-4562, -4562,-4562,-4562]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. Bg5 Na6 7. f4 c5 8. d5 h6 {E73: King's Indian: Averbakh Variation without 6...c5} 9. Bh4 $1 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Qa5 {aiming for ...Nxe4.} 10. Qd2 $1 b5 $146 { White is better.} ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 10... Re8 11. Nf3 Bg4 12. O-O Nd7 13. h3 Bxf3 14. Rxf3 Bd4+ 15. Kh1 Kg7 16. Raf1 {1-0 (41) Krush,I (2452)-Hagesaether,E (2239) Dresden 2008}) 11. cxb5 {[%cal Bc4b5,Bb5b6][%mdl 32]} Nc7 12. Nf3 a6 {[%cal Ra6b5]} 13. b6 Nb5 14. e5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is in control.} dxe5 15. fxe5 Nd7 {[%cal Bf6d7,Bd7b6, Bb6c4][%mdl 32]} 16. Bxe7 Re8 17. d6 Nxb6 18. Ne4 Qxd2+ 19. Kxd2 ({But not} 19. Nexd2 $6 Nd5 $14) 19... Rb8 (19... Bb7 $16 {is a better defense.}) 20. Bxb5 ( 20. Nxc5 $18 Na7 21. Bxa6 (21. Nxa6 Bxa6 22. Bxa6 Nd5 $16)) 20... axb5 $14 21. Nf6+ Bxf6 22. exf6 Nc4+ 23. Kc3 Be6 24. Rae1 b4+ 25. Kc2 {Threatens to win with Rxe6!} Bf5+ 26. Kc1 $1 b3 ({Better is} 26... Nb6 $14) 27. a3 $1 $18 Rb6 { [#]} 28. Rd1 $2 (28. Re5 $1 $18 {[%cal Re5f5][%mdl 512]} Nxe5 29. Nxe5) 28... Ra8 $1 $11 {[%cal Ra8a3]} 29. Nd2 $1 {[%cal Rd2c4]} ({Don't go for} 29. d7 $2 Rxa3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 30. d8=R+ Kh7 $19) 29... Nxd6 30. Bxd6 Rxd6 31. Nxb3 Rxf6 32. Nxc5 Rc6 33. b4 Rxa3 {And now ...Rb3 would win.} 34. Kb2 Ra8 35. Rd4 h5 36. h3 Kg7 37. g4 Be6 38. Nxe6+ Rxe6 39. gxh5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Re2+ 40. Kb3 Re3+ 41. Kc4 Rc8+ 42. Kd5 f6 {White must now prevent ...Re5+.} 43. Rg4 ({White should try} 43. Rc4 $11 Rd3+ 44. Ke4 Rxc4+ 45. Kxd3 Rxb4 46. hxg6) 43... g5 $1 $15 {[%mdl 1024] Strongly threatening ...Rd3+. Black has compensation.} 44. h4 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (44. h6+ $15 Kxh6 45. Rb1) 44... Rd3+ $1 $19 {Black is clearly winning.} 45. Ke4 {[#]} Rcd8 $1 {[%cal Rd8d4] ( -> ...R8d4+)} 46. Rf1 R8d4+ 47. Kf5 Rd5+ 48. Ke4 {[#]} f5+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 49. Rxf5 R5d4+ 50. Ke5 Rxg4 51. hxg5 Re3+ 52. Kd6 Rxb4 {Precision: White = 52%, Black = 70%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Vignesh N R"] [Black "Kravtsiv, Martyn"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C05"] [WhiteElo "2475"] [BlackElo "2680"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "89"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 27,89,0,0,0,0,0,19,0,38,25,31,7,11,19,17,14,14,0,0,-7,0,-65,18,24,39,22, 64,61,32,36,35,5,60,83,112,77,112,108,145,145,364,186,390,211,309,310,259,227, 163,153,467,466,507,463,596,575,582,557,962,953,1298,1269,1529,1434]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. Ngf3 g6 8. O-O Bg7 9. Re1 O-O 10. Nf1 {C06: French Tarrasch: 3...Nf6 4 e5 Nfd7 5 Bd3 main lines} cxd4 ( 10... Qb6 11. dxc5 Qc7 12. Bf4 Ncxe5 13. Nxe5 Bxe5 14. Bxe5 Nxe5 15. Bc2 Nd7 16. b4 b6 17. cxb6 axb6 {0-1 (53) Guseinov,G (2613)-Vallejo Pons,F (2698) Dubai 2014}) 11. cxd4 Qb6 12. Bc2 f6 13. exf6 Nxf6 14. Rb1 Bd7 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 15. a3 Rac8 16. h3 Nh5 {[%cal Rc6d4]} 17. Be3 Na5 $146 (17... Rxf3 $5 18. Qxf3 Nxd4 $11) ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 17... Qc7) 18. Ng5 {Black must now prevent Nxh7!} Nf6 19. b3 Nc6 20. Ng3 Ne7 21. Nf3 Nf5 22. Bf4 Nxg3 23. Bxg3 Nh5 24. Ne5 (24. Be5 $11) 24... Be8 ( 24... Qc7 $1 $15 25. Nxd7 Qxd7) 25. Bh2 $1 $11 Qa5 26. Ra1 Bh6 27. Ng4 $36 { [%mdl 2048] White has some pressure.} Bf4 28. Bd3 Qb6 29. Bf1 Rc3 (29... Bxh2+ $11 30. Nxh2 Rc3) 30. Bxf4 $14 Rxf4 31. Rc1 Rxc1 32. Qxc1 Kg7 33. b4 Bf7 $2 { [#]} (33... Kh8 $16 34. g3 Rf3) 34. Rd1 (34. g3 $142 Re4 35. Rxe4 dxe4 36. Qh6+ Kg8 37. Qe3) 34... Bg8 $2 (34... Be8 {might work better.} 35. Qc8 Rf8) 35. Qc3 (35. Qe3 $142) 35... Qd6 (35... Rf7 $142 36. Qe3 Nf6) 36. Qe3 $18 Rf8 37. Qh6+ Kh8 38. Ne5 {[%csl Gh6][%cal Re5g6] [#]} Rf6 $2 (38... Bf7 $16 {is more resistant.} 39. Rc1 Kg8) 39. Rc1 {White is clearly winning.} Qd8 40. Rc3 Ng7 41. g4 Bf7 42. Qc1 Ne8 43. Rc8 Qe7 44. Bb5 Kg7 45. Bxe8 {Precision: White = 59%, Black = 28%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Iniyan, P."] [Black "Zhu, Yilun"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E00"] [WhiteElo "2466"] [BlackElo "2195"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "193"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,193,0,0,12,-36,13,9,108,112,142,166,137,112,98,29,31,39,40,77,66,28, 114,102,152,140,148,88,86,81,83,94,166,172,158,163,164,157,156,103,133,101,104, 102,102,102,100,101,99,97,94,89,98,56,82,82,113,94,113,93,95,101,94,100,113, 113,140,113,113,91,113,99,113,113,113,0,113,113,137,113,114,113,133,112,129, 128,128,116,116,33,160,163,178,156,191,155,169,168,161,162,206,160,288,270,479, 379,372,371,480,476,406,395,389,370,347,279,276,233,280,282,277,268,1401,1080, 846,784,3954,2962,5173,1678,5687,4830,29963,29970,29970,29971,29971,29971, 29972,29974,29974,29976,29975,29976,29977,29978,29975,29979,29977,29979,29981, 29978,29976,29971,29969,29971,29966,29967,29983,29984,29993,29985,29994,29995, 29996,29993,29993,29988,29988,29989,29989,29990,29990,29988,29991,29992,29995, 4134]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. a3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. e3 a6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. h3 { D40: Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch with 5 e3} dxc4 8. Bxc4 b5 9. Ba2 Bb7 10. O-O {LiveBook: 3 Games} Qc7 11. Qc2 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 11. Qe2 Rd8 12. Rd1 Be7 13. d5 exd5 14. Nxd5 Nxd5 15. Bxd5 O-O 16. e4 Na5 {1/2-1/2 (40) Nepomniachtchi,I (2766)-So, W (2789) Leuven 2017}) 11... cxd4 12. exd4 Rd8 {[#]} (12... b4 $11 13. Na4 Bd6) 13. d5 $1 $16 {[%mdl 512] Hoping for Re1.} Nxd5 (13... exd5 14. Bg5) 14. Nxd5 exd5 15. Bg5 $1 f6 16. Bd2 (16. Rfe1+ $16 Be7 17. Be3) 16... Bd6 $1 $11 17. Rac1 Qf7 18. Rfe1+ Ne5 19. Ba5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is pushing.} O-O (19... Rd7 $11) 20. Nxe5 $16 fxe5 21. Bxd8 Rxd8 22. Qd2 (22. Rcd1 $142 $1) 22... Bc7 23. Rc3 {[%cal Bc1c3,Bc3d3,Bd3d5][%mdl 32]} Kh8 24. Rd3 h6 {[#]} (24... Qe6 $16 {might work better.}) 25. Rd1 $1 $18 {[%cal Ra2d5]} Bb6 26. Bxd5 Bxd5 27. Rxd5 Rf8 28. Rf1 (28. Kh1 $142) 28... e4 $16 {White must now prevent ...e3!} 29. Re5 {aiming for Qe2.} e3 30. Rxe3 Bxe3 31. Qxe3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} Re8 32. Qd3 Qf6 33. Qc2 a5 34. Rd1 b4 35. Rd3 (35. axb4 {NOTEXT} axb4 36. Qd2 b3 37. Rc1 Rd8 38. Qe2) 35... bxa3 36. bxa3 Rf8 37. Qd2 Qb6 38. Qe3 Qb1+ 39. Kh2 Qb8+ 40. Qg3 Qb5 41. Rc3 Qb2 42. Rc7 Qd4 43. Rc2 Qe4 44. Rd2 Qe6 45. Qc3 Qf5 46. Qg3 Qe6 $1 47. Rd4 Qe7 48. Rg4 Rd8 49. Qc3 Rd5 50. Rc4 Qd6+ 51. g3 { Strongly threatening Rc8+.} Rf5 52. Rc8+ Rf8 53. f4 ({Better is} 53. a4 $16) 53... a4 (53... Rd8 $14) 54. Rc6 Qd5 55. Rxh6+ $1 Kg8 56. Rb6 Re8 {( -> ... Re2+)} 57. Rb2 Qd1 58. Qc4+ Kh8 59. f5 Qf3 {[#]} (59... Kh7 $16 60. Kg2 Rd8) 60. Qg4 $1 $18 {[%cal Rg4f3]} ({And not} 60. Qxa4 Re2+ 61. Rxe2 Qxe2+ 62. Kh1 ( 62. Kg1 Qe1+ 63. Kh2 Qf2+ 64. Kh1 Qf1+ 65. Kh2 Qf2+ 66. Kh1 Qf1+ 67. Kh2 Qf2+ $11) 62... Qf1+ 63. Kh2 Qf2+ 64. Kh1 Qf1+ 65. Kh2 Qf2+ 66. Kh1 Qf1+ $11) 60... Qe3 $2 (60... Qc6 61. Qh5+ Kg8) 61. Qh4+ Kg8 62. Qxa4 Kh7 63. Qh4+ Kg8 64. Qc4+ Kh8 65. Qf7 Rd8 66. h4 Qxa3 67. Rf2 {White wants to mate with f6.} Qe3 68. Qh5+ Kg8 69. Qf3 Qxf3 $2 (69... Qh6 70. Qb3+ Kh7) 70. Rxf3 {KR-KR} Kf7 71. Kh3 Rd4 72. Rf4 Rd5 73. Kg4 (73. h5 $142 Re5 74. Kg4) 73... Kf6 74. Ra4 Rd6 75. Re4 { White mates.} Rd3 76. Re6+ Kf7 77. Kf4 Rd4+ 78. Kg5 Ra4 79. g4 Ra5 80. Rb6 Rc5 81. h5 Rc4 82. h6 gxh6+ 83. Rxh6 Kg7 84. Ra6 Rc7 85. Ra4 Rb7 86. Kf4 Kg8 87. g5 {[%cal Bg4g5,Bg5g6][%mdl 32]} Rb1 88. g6 Rb7 89. Kg5 Rb8 90. f6 Kh8 91. Rh4+ Kg8 92. f7+ Kf8 93. Rh8+ Kg7 {[#]} 94. f8=Q+ $1 Rxf8 95. Rxf8 Kxf8 96. Kf6 Kg8 97. g7 {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 39%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Sundararajan, Kidambi"] [Black "Nikhil Magizhnan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A46"] [WhiteElo "2436"] [BlackElo "2105"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "59"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,58,6,18,59,20,52,39,26,30,23,18,84,94,293,237,233,229,228,231,256, 106,119,121,152,128,191,194,286,259,799,816,812,770,775,707,745,676,29997, 29998,29999]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 b6 4. Bd3 Bb7 5. O-O Be7 6. c4 O-O 7. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3e2,Be2g3][%mdl 32]} d5 8. cxd5 exd5 9. b3 a6 {E14: Queen's Indian: Classical Variation (4 e3)} 10. Bb2 Bd6 (10... Nbd7 11. Ne5 Bd6 12. Ne2 Re8 13. f4 Ne4 14. Ng3 Nf8 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. Bc4 Re7 17. Qh5 g6 18. Qh6 Bxe5 19. dxe5 b5 20. Rad1 Qe8 {1-0 (43) Nakamura,H (2780)-Topalov,V (2749) Saint Louis 2017}) 11. Ne5 {LiveBook: 5 Games} c5 {The position is equal.} 12. Ne2 Nbd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... Nc6 13. Nxc6 Bxc6 14. dxc5 bxc5 15. Ng3 Re8 { 1/2-1/2 (65) Ben Artzi,I (2359)-Golod,V (2559) Beersheba 2014}) 13. Ng3 g6 14. f4 Qe7 15. Qf3 cxd4 (15... b5 $11 {remains equal.}) 16. exd4 $16 Ba3 $2 {[#]} ( 16... Rfe8 $16 {was worth a try.}) 17. Nf5 $1 $18 {[%cal Rf5e7][%mdl 512]} gxf5 18. Bxa3 Qxa3 19. Bxf5 Bc8 {...Nxe5 is the strong threat.} 20. Nxd7 (20. Qg3+ $18 {and the rest is easy.} Kh8 21. Qh4) 20... Bxd7 $16 21. Bxd7 Qb2 22. Rad1 { [%cal Ba1d1,Bd1d3,Bd3g3][%mdl 32]} Qxa2 (22... Qc2 $16 {might work better.} 23. Qh3 Nxd7) 23. Bf5 $18 Qa3 (23... Kh8 $142 24. Rfe1 Rg8) 24. Qh3 Kh8 $2 (24... Kg7 25. Rd3 Rg8) 25. Qh6 Qe7 26. Rfe1 Qd8 27. Rd3 {Intending Rg3 and mate.} Rg8 28. Rg3 Ra7 {[#]} 29. Re8 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxe8 (29... Qxe8 30. Qxf6+) 30. Qg7# {Precision: White = 60%, Black = 20%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Viani Antonio Dcunha"] [Black "Kryvoruchko, Yuriy"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B51"] [WhiteElo "2435"] [BlackElo "2703"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "119"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,119,0,-24,-38,-31,-31,-43,-17,-93,-50,-50,-50,-50,-56,-51,-43,-71, -69,-93,-39,-90,-47,-60,-45,-39,-49,-74,-72,-71,-71,-75,-75,-77,-79,-78,-37, -52,-56,-91,-95,-136,-128,-133,-135,-157,-153,-135,-127,-137,-110,-136,-111, -113,-100,-107,-18,-18,0,0,0,-8,-8,-22,-22,-68,-72,-71,-62,-112,-112,-364,-364, -350,-350,-350,-350,-337,-112,-112,-69,-231,-262,-309,-299,-172,-172,-1559, -2511,-2137,-1905,-7110,-6187,-29973,-29973,-29981,-29982,-29982,-29983,-29984, -29985,-29980]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 cxd4 5. Qxd4 a6 6. Bxd7+ Bxd7 7. c4 {B51: Sicilian: Moscow Variation (3 Bb5+) without 3...Bd7} (7. Nc3 e5 8. Qd3 Rc8 9. O-O Qc7 10. a4 Be7 11. Rd1 h6 12. Nd2 Nf6 13. Nf1 O-O 14. Ne3 Be6 15. a5 Rfd8 {1/2-1/2 (58) Demchenko,A (2660)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) Riadh 2017}) 7... Nf6 8. Nc3 g6 9. O-O Bg7 10. b3 O-O 11. Bb2 {LiveBook: 7 Games} b5 12. cxb5 axb5 {[%cal Ba6b5,Bb5b4][%mdl 32]} 13. Rfe1 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 13. Qb4 Qa5 14. Qxa5 Rxa5 15. b4 Ra7 {0-1 (49) Rudakov,A (2182) -Saric,A (2565) Split 2013}) 13... Qb8 14. h3 (14. e5 $11 dxe5 15. Nxe5) 14... Rd8 15. e5 dxe5 16. Qxe5 Qxe5 17. Nxe5 b4 18. Ne2 Nd5 19. Nd4 Nf4 (19... Be8 $17 20. Ndf3 f6) 20. Ndf3 (20. Rad1 $1 $15) 20... Bf5 21. a3 Nd3 22. Nxd3 Rxd3 23. Bxg7 Kxg7 24. axb4 Rxa1 25. Rxa1 Rxb3 $15 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 26. Ra7 Kf6 27. Rb7 Rd3 28. Rb6+ e6 29. Kh2 Be4 30. Ng1 Rd2 31. Kg3 {[#]} g5 $1 { Strongly threatening ...h5.} 32. f3 Bd5 33. h4 gxh4+ 34. Kh2 Bc4 {Hoping for .. .Bf1.} 35. Rb8 Kg7 36. Nh3 Bf1 37. Nf4 h3 ({Black should try} 37... Rd4 $17 38. Kg1 Bc4) 38. Kxh3 $1 $11 e5 39. Nh5+ Kh6 40. Kh4 {White threatens Rb6+ and mate.} Rxg2 {Threatens to win with ...Rh2+.} 41. Rb6+ Rg6 42. Rf6 Rxf6 43. Nxf6 $15 {KB-KN} Kg6 44. Ne4 f5 {[%cal Bf7f5,Bf5f4][%mdl 32]} 45. Nc3 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (45. Nd6 $17) 45... f4 $1 $19 46. Ne4 Be2 47. Nd2 Kf5 48. Kh3 Ke6 $2 (48... Bd3 $19 49. Nb3 Bf1+ 50. Kh2 Ke6 51. Nc5+ Kd5) 49. Ne4 $17 h6 {[%cal Bh7h6,Bh6h5,Bh5h4,Bh4h3][%mdl 32]} 50. Kg2 $2 (50. Kg4 $1 $15) 50... Bb5 $19 51. Kh3 Bc6 52. Nd2 Kd5 {aiming for ...Kd4.} 53. Kg4 $2 (53. Nf1) 53... Kd4 54. Kf5 h5 55. Nb3+ Ke3 56. Kxe5 h4 {Black mates.} 57. Nd2 Bb5 58. Ne4 h3 59. Nf6 Kxf3 60. Kd4 {Precision: White = 39%, Black = 57%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Tahbaz, Arash"] [Black "Mareco, Sandro"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B15"] [WhiteElo "2434"] [BlackElo "2645"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "90"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,90,29,18,12,27,20,33,-6,9,0,0,0,0,0,0,-16,-13,-10,0,0,0,0,54,30,39,0, 0,-12,0,0,-10,-18,-18,-35,0,-18,0,0,0,-79,-69,-64,-24,-500,-581,-714,-715,-677, -662,-607,-581,-587,-562,-610,-609,-574,-538,-708,-680,-641,-591,-741,-686, -2449,-2508,-2558,-1884,-12841,-12841,-29991,-29992]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ exf6 6. c3 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. Qc2 Re8+ {B15: Caro-Kann: 3 Nc3: 3...g6 and 3...dxe4 4 Nxe4 Nf6 5 Nxf6+ exf6} 9. Ne2 h5 10. Be3 Nd7 11. O-O-O Nf8 {LiveBook: 7 Games} 12. c4 Be6 13. Kb1 Rc8 {[#]} 14. Qd2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. h3 h4 15. Rdg1 b5 16. c5 {1/2-1/2 (45) Saric,I (2669) -Howell,D (2676) Riadh 2017}) 14... a5 15. c5 Bc7 16. Nc3 b5 17. d5 Bxd5 18. Qe2 {[#] Hoping for Bxb5!} Bf4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 19. Bxb5 ({Much worse is} 19. Qxh5 Bxe3 20. fxe3 Rxe3 $17) (19. Bxf4 Rxe2) 19... Bxe3 20. Bxc6 $1 Rxc6 21. Rxd5 Qc8 (21... Qb8 $11 22. fxe3 Re5) 22. fxe3 $14 Rxc5 23. Rhd1 (23. Qxh5 $5 { [%cal Rd5c5]} Rxd5 24. Nxd5 $11) 23... h4 24. e4 Rxd5 25. Rxd5 Qc7 26. h3 Rb8 { [#] Strongly threatening ...Qxc3.} 27. Qd2 Ng6 28. Rd7 Qh2 29. a4 Ne5 30. Rd4 ( 30. Rd8+ $11 {keeps the balance.} Rxd8 31. Qxd8+ Kh7 32. Qd2) 30... Qg1+ $17 31. Nd1 Qf1 {Threatens to win with ...Nc4.} 32. Qxa5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (32. Qc2 $11 {and White stays safe.}) 32... Nc6 $19 33. Qc7 Nxd4 34. Qxb8+ Kh7 35. Qb4 Qxd1+ 36. Ka2 Qd3 37. a5 Nc6 38. Qa4 Qd6 39. Qb5 Qe6+ 40. Ka3 Qxe4 41. a6 Qxg2 42. b3 g6 43. Qb7 Qd5 44. b4 Qc4 {( -> ...Nd4)} 45. a7 Nd4 {Precision: White = 45%, Black = 64%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Dimakiling, Oliver"] [Black "Rakhmanov, Aleksandr"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A46"] [WhiteElo "2412"] [BlackElo "2652"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "103"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,103,-17,-10,-21,-22,-32,-30,-36,-29,-9,-18,-43,-52,-47,-22,-32,-30, -23,-13,-27,-1,-8,0,0,36,45,60,29,66,58,46,23,10,-1,0,0,0,-35,0,-16,-19,-54,69, 55,67,47,33,-8,0,-10,-25,-35,-18,-75,-54,-85,0,0,93,113,126,100,79,131,219,202, 214,92,91,94,85,94,552,495,486,102,131,77,82,80,563,544,624,601,29985,29986, 29991,29992,29992,29993,29994,29995]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 c5 3. c3 g6 4. g3 b6 5. Bg2 Bb7 6. O-O Bg7 7. a4 {A49: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6 3 g3: Anti-King's Indian systems} (7. dxc5 bxc5 8. Qb3 Qb6 9. Ne5 Qxb3 10. axb3 Bxg2 11. Kxg2 O-O 12. Nd2 d6 13. Nd3 Nc6 14. Ra6 Rfc8 {0-1 (48) Khenkin,I (2554)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) Riadh 2017}) 7... O-O {LiveBook: 5 Games} 8. Na3 d6 9. b4 $146 {The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 9. Bg5 Nbd7 10. a5 bxa5 11. Nc4 Bd5 12. Nxa5 Qb6 13. dxc5 dxc5 14. b3 Rfd8 {1/2-1/2 (36) Machan,J (2294)-Vykouk,J (2424) Kouty nad Desnou 2017}) 9... Nbd7 10. Qb3 Rc8 11. bxc5 dxc5 12. e3 Qc7 13. Bb2 cxd4 14. cxd4 Bd5 15. Qd1 Qb7 16. Qe2 Ne4 17. Rfc1 h6 18. Ne1 Ng5 19. f3 f5 20. Nc4 (20. h4 $5 {[%cal Rh4g5]} Rxc1 21. Rxc1 $14) 20... Rc6 21. Nd2 Rfc8 22. Rxc6 (22. Rcb1 {feels hotter.} Nf6 23. a5 bxa5 24. Bc3 Qd7 25. Bxa5 Bf7 26. f4) 22... Bxc6 23. Bf1 Kh7 24. h4 Nf7 {[%cal Bg5f7,Bf7e5,Be5c4][%mdl 32]} 25. Bh3 Qb8 26. Nf1 Nf6 27. a5 e5 (27... e6 $15) 28. axb6 $14 axb6 29. dxe5 (29. e4 $5 {[%cal Re4f5]} exd4 30. exf5 $16) 29... Nxe5 30. Bd4 Re8 31. Rb1 b5 32. Qc2 {And now Bxe5 would win.} Qd6 33. Kf2 (33. Rc1 $11 Nc4 34. Qf2) 33... Nc4 $17 34. Rd1 {White wants to play h5!} Qe7 (34... Qe6 $17 35. e4 Nh5 36. Bxg7 Nxg7) 35. Ng2 $11 Nd5 {[#]} (35... Kg8 $11) 36. h5 $1 $16 {[%cal Bh4h5,Bh5g6][%mdl 544]} Bxd4 (36... gxh5 37. Qxf5+) 37. hxg6+ Kg7 38. Rxd4 Ra8 (38... Qa7 $16 39. Rxc4 (39. Qxf5 Rf8 $11) 39... bxc4) 39. Bxf5 $18 Ra3 { [%cal Rd5e3]} 40. Be4 (40. Rxd5 $18 Bxd5 41. Nf4) 40... Qa7 $16 {[#] aiming for ...Ra2.} 41. Rxc4 $1 (41. Bxd5 Ra2 $15) (41. Nf4 Nxf4 42. Bxc6 Ra2 $17) 41... bxc4 42. Qxc4 (42. Bxd5 $2 Ra2 $19) 42... Qb7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (42... Rc3 $16 {is a better chance.} 43. Qe2 Qa1) 43. Qd4+ Nf6 {[#]} 44. Bxc6 $2 ({ Inferior is} 44. Nd2 Bxe4 45. Nxe4 Ra2+ 46. Kg1 Qb2 $11) (44. Nf4 $1 $18 { [%cal Rf4e6] is the precise move to win. Intending Ne6+ and mate.} Ra2+ 45. Kg1 Bxe4 46. Nh5+ (46. fxe4 Qb2 $11) 46... Kxg6 47. Qxf6+ Kh7 48. fxe4) 44... Qxc6 45. Nf4 (45. Qe5 $142 Qe8 46. Qb2) 45... Ra2+ 46. Nd2 {Black must now prevent g4.} Ra5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (46... Qd7 $16 {is tougher.} 47. Ke1 (47. Nh5+ Kxg6 48. Qxf6+ Kh7 $11) 47... Qxd4 48. exd4 Ra4) 47. g4 $18 Ra6 48. Ne4 {Strongly threatening Nxf6.} Kf8 49. Qb4+ {White mates.} Kg8 50. Qb3+ Kh8 51. Qf7 Qc2+ 52. Kg3 {Precision: White = 45%, Black = 33%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Assaubayeva, Bibisara"] [Black "Gagare, Shardul"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D58"] [WhiteElo "2359"] [BlackElo "2502"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "100"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,100,12,-29,0,0,0,-110,23,20,0,0,0,7,22,4,0,0,8,4,8,0,0,-14,-21,-118, -129,-204,-171,-414,-290,-378,-331,-312,-325,-322,-308,-344,-346,-331,-324, -295,-280,-287,-297,-409,-431,-597,-597,-583,-558,-1410,-1323,-6119,-5189, -2431,-2342,-2053,-1983,-1895,-1820,-1820,-1721,-1387,-2342,-2095,-1999,-1972, -1903,-1349,-1314,-29983,-29974,-29969,-29963,-29941,-29939,-29936,-12850, -11304,-11189,-5241,-5114,-5114,-5114,-5089,-5081,-29988,-29989]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 b6 8. g4 {LiveBook: 19 Games. D58: Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defence} (8. Bd3 Bb7 9. O-O Nbd7 10. Qe2 c5 11. Rfd1 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Nc5 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. cxd5 Bxd4 15. exd4 Nxd3 16. Qxd3 Bxd5 17. Re1 Rc8 18. Rad1 Rc7 19. Qg3 Rd7 {0-1 (62) Salem,A (2638)-Carlsen,M (2837) Riadh 2017}) 8... c5 9. Rg1 Nc6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9... cxd4 10. Nxd4 Ne4 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. cxd5 Nxc3 13. bxc3 exd5 14. g5 hxg5 15. Qh5 g6 16. Rxg5 Kg7 17. Qh4 Qc5 18. Kd2 Nc6 19. Rh5 Nb8 20. Ke1 Rh8 21. c4 dxc4 {1-0 (21) Gonzalez Perez,A (2460)-Franco Alonso,A (2427) Bilbao 2016}) 10. dxc5 (10. g5 $11 Ne4 11. dxc5) 10... Ne4 ({Reject} 10... Bxc5 $6 11. cxd5 exd5 12. Qa4 $11) (10... bxc5 $17 {aiming for ...d4.} 11. cxd5 exd5) 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. g5 Nxc3 13. bxc3 h5 $1 14. cxd5 exd5 15. Qxd5 {Hoping for g6.} Rd8 $1 $132 {[%cal Rd8d5][%mdl 2048] Black is fighting back} 16. Qxc6 Bb7 {[%cal Bc8b7, Bb7f3,Bf3e4][%mdl 32]} 17. Qb5 {c6 is the strong threat.} ({Don't go for} 17. Qf6 $2 Qxc5 18. Qe5 Rd5 $19) 17... Bxf3 18. Be2 Be4 19. Kf1 (19. Qc4 $11 { keeps the balance.}) 19... bxc5 $17 20. f3 (20. Qc4 $17 g6 21. f3) 20... Bc2 21. Kf2 $2 (21. e4 {was the only chance.} Rd2 22. Qc4) 21... Rd2 22. Qc4 Bd3 23. Qxd3 Rxd3 24. Bxd3 Qd6 25. Rad1 Qxh2+ 26. Rg2 Qe5 27. g6 Qxc3 {White must now prevent ...Rd8.} 28. gxf7+ Kxf7 29. Be4 Rb8 30. Rg5 Rb2+ 31. Kg3 Qxe3 32. Rd7+ {[#]} Ke6 $1 33. Rgxg7 Qe1+ 34. Kf4 Qc1+ 35. Kg3 {[#]} h4+ $1 36. Kh3 (36. Kxh4 Qf4+) 36... Qh1+ 37. Kg4 Rg2+ 38. Kh5 Rxg7 39. Rxg7 $19 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQ-KRB} h3 40. Rg6+ Ke7 41. Rg7+ Kf8 42. Rxa7 Qg2 43. Ra8+ Ke7 44. Ra7+ Kd8 45. Ra8+ Kc7 {( -> ...h2)} 46. Ra7+ Kb6 47. Rb7+ Ka6 48. Rb1 h2 49. Bb7+ Ka7 50. f4 Qxb7 {Precision: White = 24%, Black = 75%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Sadhwani, Raunak"] [Black "Firouzja, Alireza"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B84"] [WhiteElo "2358"] [BlackElo "2572"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "149"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 28,149,70,55,86,56,76,56,133,53,122,52,34,20,10,12,18,23,78,77,63,41,59, 68,58,0,226,216,225,221,191,220,286,50,49,50,49,45,52,16,20,16,23,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,-10,-8,-8,-8,-8,-4,-18,-12,-15,-24,-30,-26,-37,0,0,-8,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,-7,-7,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 68,68,70,70,70,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e6 7. g4 h6 8. h4 Nc6 9. Rg1 Nd7 10. g5 hxg5 11. Bxg5 Nf6 12. Qd2 Qb6 13. Nb3 Qc7 14. h5 {B81: Sicilian Scheveningen: Keres Attack} (14. O-O-O b5 15. a3 Bb7 16. f4 O-O-O 17. Kb1 Be7 18. Bf3 Kb8 19. Qf2 Nh5 20. Bxe7 Qxe7 21. e5 d5 22. Bxh5 Rxh5 23. Rxg7 {1-0 (45) Joao,N (2573)-Tirabassi,M (2567) ICCF email 2009}) 14... b5 15. a3 $1 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Nxh5 16. Rh1 {White is better.} g6 17. O-O-O Rg8 $146 (17... Bb7 $14) ({Predecessor:} 17... Bb7 18. Kb1 Ne5 19. Qd4 Rh7 20. f4 Nc4 21. Bxc4 {1/2-1/2 (21) Burridge,R (1797) -Eansworth,K (1767) ICCF email 2012}) 18. Rdg1 (18. Rhg1 $16) 18... Bb7 $1 $14 {[#]} 19. Bh4 (19. f4 $1 $16) 19... Rh8 20. Bxh5 Rxh5 21. Bf6 $1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is more active.} Bh6 22. f4 {And now Rxh5 would win.} Ne7 (22... Ne5 $1 $11) 23. Rxh5 $16 gxh5 24. Bg7 Bxg7 25. Rxg7 d5 26. f5 (26. Rh7 $14) 26... Qe5 $2 (26... exf5 $11 {and Black stays safe.} 27. exf5 Qe5) 27. Qh6 $18 {[#] Black must now prevent f6.} d4 28. fxe6 {White wants to mate with Qh8+.} O-O-O 29. Nd1 d3 30. c3 $2 (30. exf7 $18 dxc2 31. Nc3) 30... Qd6 $14 ({Don't go for} 30... Qh2 $2 31. Nd2 $18) 31. Rxf7 {aiming for Nf2.} Bxe4 32. Nd2 Bd5 33. Qh7 Nc6 34. Qxh5 Qxe6 35. Rf2 Ne5 36. Qg5 Rg8 37. Qe3 Ng4 38. Qxe6+ Bxe6 39. Rf3 Ne5 40. Rf1 Rg2 41. Rf2 Rg3 42. Rf1 Bg4 43. Ne4 Rg2 44. Ne3 Re2 45. Nxg4 Nxg4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 46. Nd2 Ne3 47. Rh1 Kd7 48. b3 a5 49. a4 bxa4 50. bxa4 Ke6 51. Rh6+ Ke5 52. Rh5+ Kf4 {Strongly threatening ... Re1+.} 53. Rh4+ Ng4 54. Rh3 Nf2 55. Rf3+ Ke5 56. Rf8 Re1+ 57. Kb2 Re2 58. Kc1 Ke6 59. Re8+ Kd5 60. Rd8+ Kc6 61. Rc8+ Kb7 62. Rf8 Re1+ 63. Kb2 Re2 64. Kc1 Re1+ 65. Kb2 Re2 66. Kc1 Kc7 67. Rf7+ Kd8 68. Rf5 Ke7 69. Rxa5 Re1+ 70. Kb2 Nd1+ ({Black should play} 70... Re2 $11 71. Kc1 Re1+ 72. Kb2 Re2 73. Kc1) 71. Kb3 $14 Re2 72. Nc4 {Hoping for Rd5.} Rc2 73. Rd5 (73. Re5+ $1 $14 Kf6 74. Re1 Nxc3 75. Na3) 73... Rxc3+ $11 74. Kb4 Rxc4+ 75. Kxc4 {Precision: White = 60%, Black = 59%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Soumya, Swaminathan"] [Black "Puranik, Abhimanyu"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C84"] [WhiteElo "2354"] [BlackElo "2520"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "93"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,93,54,45,41,47,48,56,58,56,93,48,48,27,27,20,41,27,37,37,43,21,25,10, 39,6,78,76,81,80,75,68,73,31,55,0,7,0,0,0,0,0,236,0,0,0,4,0,9,13,8,4,127,128, 139,139,139,89,92,82,6078,6078,6070,5990,5551,5551,5514,5533,5431,5431,5114, 5114,5093,5097,29995,29996]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. Re1 Nd7 9. d4 {C84: Closed Ruy Lopez: Unusual White 6th moves} (9. Be3 Nb6 10. Bb3 Kh8 11. Nbd2 f5 12. Bxb6 cxb6 13. exf5 Bxf5 14. d4 exd4 15. Nxd4 Nxd4 16. cxd4 Qd7 {0-1 (32) Anand,V (2783)-Caruana,F (2807) Saint Louis 2017}) 9... Bf6 10. Be3 b5 11. Bc2 {LiveBook: 4 Games. White is slightly better.} Bb7 12. a3 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 12. Nbd2 Re8 13. d5 Ne7 14. b3 c6 15. c4 g6 16. b4 Qb8 17. dxc6 Bxc6 {1-0 (59) Svetushkin,D (2588)-Harikrishna,P (2673) Moscow 2007}) 12... Nb6 13. Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f1,Bf1g3][%mdl 32]} Re8 14. d5 Nb8 15. Qe2 c6 16. dxc6 Nxc6 17. Rad1 Qc7 18. Nf1 Nc4 19. Bc1 Ne7 20. a4 Red8 21. Ng3 g6 22. Bd3 Rac8 (22... d5 $11) 23. axb5 $16 axb5 24. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} d5 25. h5 dxe4 26. Bxe4 Nd5 27. Bxd5 Rxd5 28. Rxd5 Bxd5 29. b3 Nd6 30. Ba3 Bh8 $2 (30... Qc6 $11) 31. Nxe5 $2 (31. Qd2 $18 Bxf3 32. Bxd6 (32. gxf3 Nb7 $11 ) 32... Qxc3 33. Qxc3 Rxc3 34. gxf3) 31... Re8 $11 32. Qd2 Bxe5 33. Qxd5 Bxg3 $1 {[%cal Re8e1] [#]} 34. Rxe8+ Nxe8 35. fxg3 Qxc3 (35... Qxg3 $11 36. Qd4 Qe1+ 37. Kh2 Ng7) 36. Qxb5 $16 Qe3+ 37. Kh2 {[#] Hoping for Qb4.} gxh5 38. Qb4 { [%csl Ga3][%cal Rb4f8]} Kg7 39. Qf8+ Kf6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (39... Kg6 $16) 40. Bb2+ $18 Kg6 41. Qg8+ Kf5 42. Qxf7+ Kg5 43. Ba3 h4 44. Be7+ Kg4 45. Bxh4 { White wants to mate with Qd7+.} Qe4 46. Qg8+ Qg6 47. Qd5 {Precision: White = 61%, Black = 34%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Hejazipour, Mitra"] [Black "Vishnu Prasanna V"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D70"] [WhiteElo "2304"] [BlackElo "2510"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "109"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,109,13,16,5,6,9,19,0,2,7,12,10,45,-51,-38,-46,-14,-75,77,72,112,59, 141,124,207,202,187,197,254,0,105,14,14,14,23,0,0,-6,91,98,88,65,522,520,1151, 1147,981,545,816,499,499,500,483,461,496,482,564,592,592,588,591,592,587,582, 578,577,571,560,552,536,528,523,506,0,504,0,474,473,472,447,344,0,0,0,319,0,0, 0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. Nc3 c6 7. O-O Na6 8. h3 Re8 9. e4 e5 10. d5 Nc5 11. Qc2 {E69: King's Indian: Fianchetto: 6...Nbd7 7 0-0 e5 8 e4 c6 9 h3} cxd5 12. cxd5 a5 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 13. Re1 Bd7 14. a4 Rc8 15. Qd1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Nd2 Qb6 16. Bf1 Qb4 17. Ra3 Nxa4 18. Rxa4 Rxc3 19. bxc3 Qxa4 20. Qxa4 Bxa4 {0-1 (61) Lakshimi,N (2123)-Rathnakaran,K (2434) Chennai 2013}) 15... Qb6 16. Bf1 Qb4 {[%cal Rc5e4]} 17. Nd2 Bh6 18. Ra3 (18. Nc4 $14 Bxc1 19. Rxc1) 18... Kg7 (18... Nxa4 $5 19. Rxa4 Bxa4 20. Qxa4 Qxa4 21. Nxa4 Rxc1 22. Rxc1 Bxd2 $15) 19. Kg2 Re7 20. f3 {[#]} (20. Qf3 $11 { keeps the balance.} Nxa4 21. Na2 Rxc1 22. Nxb4 Rxe1 23. Nc2 Bxd2 24. Nxe1 Bxe1 25. Qd1) 20... Be8 $2 (20... Nxa4 $1 $17 {[%mdl 512] and life is bright.} 21. Nc4 (21. Rxa4 Bxa4) 21... Bxc1 22. Qxc1 b5 23. Nxa4 bxc4) 21. Na2 $1 $16 { [%cal Ra2b4]} Qd4 {[%cal Re8a4]} (21... Bxa4 $6 22. b3 $16) 22. b3 ({White should play} 22. Nc4 $16 {Bxh6+ is the strong threat.} Qxd1 23. Rxd1) 22... Nxa4 (22... Rec7 $14) 23. Nc4 $1 Bxc1 (23... b5 $16 {was called for.}) 24. Qxd4 $18 exd4 25. Rxc1 Rec7 (25... Nc3 $142) 26. Nxd6 $2 ({Less strong is} 26. Rxa4 Bxa4 27. bxa4 b6 $14) (26. bxa4 $18 b5 27. Nxd6 Rc2+ 28. Rxc2 Rxc2+ 29. Kg1) 26... Rc2+ (26... Rxc1 $11 27. Nxc1 Rc2+ 28. Kg1 Nc5) 27. Rxc2 ({Better is} 27. Kg1 $1 $16 Rxc1 28. Nxc1 Rxc1 29. Nxe8+ Nxe8 30. Rxa4) 27... Rxc2+ $11 28. Kg1 Nc3 $1 {[%cal Rc3a2]} 29. Nxc3 dxc3 30. e5 (30. Nxb7 $2 Rd2 $19) 30... Nxd5 ( 30... Nd7 $1 $11 31. Nxe8+ Kf8) 31. Nxe8+ $16 Kf8 32. Nf6 Ne3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (32... Nxf6 $14 33. exf6 Rd2) 33. Rxa5 $18 Rd2 (33... Kg7 $142 34. Nd5 Nxd5 35. Rxd5 Rb2) 34. Ra8+ Kg7 35. Rg8+ Kh6 36. Ng4+ Nxg4 37. hxg4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KR} ({Weaker is} 37. fxg4 c2 $18) 37... c2 38. Rc8 Kg5 39. b4 { [%cal Bb3b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} b6 40. b5 h5 41. gxh5 Kxh5 42. Rc4 Kg5 43. Rc6 Kh5 44. Rc8 Kg5 45. Rc3 Kh6 46. Rc7 Kg5 47. Rc4 Kh6 48. Rc8 $2 (48. Rc3 $18 { Strongly threatening f4.} Kh5 49. Rc7) 48... Kg5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (48... Kh5 $11 {and Black has nothing to worry.} 49. f4 Kg4) 49. Rc6 Kh5 $1 {[#]} 50. f4 $1 Kg4 51. Rc3 Kh5 52. Rc8 Kg4 53. Rc3 Kh5 $1 {[#] intending ...Kg4.} 54. Rc8 $2 (54. Rc4 $1 $18) 54... Kg4 $11 55. Rc3 {Precision: White = 48%, Black = 28%. } 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad"] [Black "Kakulidis, Ellen"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C44"] [WhiteElo "2294"] [BlackElo "1975"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "139"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,139,7,21,7,31,14,27,29,57,45,49,47,59,60,73,63,70,71,68,75,54,58,70, 83,86,81,92,74,222,212,216,95,101,82,95,96,132,121,120,122,126,88,88,89,58,30, 58,59,61,66,64,65,59,58,44,48,126,124,123,66,66,66,164,147,147,108,129,71,114, 114,195,190,149,150,149,149,149,8,522,503,1858,1694,12028,12025,11977,11894, 11798,11694,10302,4678,9973,9758,9070,9062,5708,6039,5181,4670,2852,2129,5720, 5479,10838,4610,9973,9070,7050,4706,29958,12827,29983,29984,29984,29983,29983, 29984,29986,29987,29988,29987,29987,29988,29989,29990]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d3 Nf6 4. c3 Be7 5. b4 a6 6. Nbd2 {C44: Ponziani Opening and Scotch Gambit} d5 7. Bb2 (7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O Re8 9. Qc2 Bd6 10. Bb2 Bg4 11. Rfe1 h6 12. a3 Qd7 13. h3 Bh5 {1-0 (43) Debashis,D (2501)-Bogner,S (2557) Hoogeveen 2015}) 7... O-O 8. Be2 Re8 9. O-O Bf8 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 10. Re1 g6 11. Bf1 Bg7 12. a3 dxe4 13. dxe4 Nh5 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 13... Qe7 14. Qc2 b6 15. a4 Bb7 {1-0 (41) Toma,K (2261)-Korosciel,A (2056) Wroclaw 2011}) 14. g3 Qe7 15. Nc4 {[%cal Bd2c4,Bc4e3,Be3d5][%mdl 32]} Rd8 16. Qc2 Be6 17. Ne3 Rd7 18. Bg2 Rad8 19. c4 Nd4 20. Nxd4 exd4 21. Nd5 Qf8 22. Qd3 c5 (22... b5 $16) 23. bxc5 $18 Qxc5 24. Red1 (24. a4 $1 $18 {and White stays clearly on top.}) 24... b5 $16 25. cxb5 ({Reject} 25. Bxd4 Qxc4 26. Qe3 Bxd5 $11) 25... Qxb5 26. Bxd4 Bxd5 27. Qxb5 axb5 28. exd5 Nf6 29. Rab1 {Hoping for Bb6.} Nxd5 30. Bxg7 $1 Kxg7 31. Bh3 Rd6 32. Bf1 Nc3 33. Rxd6 Rxd6 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 34. Rb3 Rc6 35. Bxb5 Nxb5 36. Rxb5 {KR-KR} Rc1+ ({ Black should try} 36... Ra6 $14) 37. Kg2 $16 Ra1 38. Rb3 ({White should play} 38. Ra5 $1 $16) 38... h5 $14 39. h4 Kf6 (39... f6 $14) 40. Kf3 Ke5 41. Ke3 f6 42. Kd3 (42. Rb5+ $142 Ke6 43. Ra5) 42... g5 43. Rb5+ Kd6 (43... Ke6 $16) 44. hxg5 $18 Rxa3+ 45. Ke2 fxg5 46. Rxg5 h4 47. g4 (47. gxh4 $16 {next f3 is good for White.} Ke6 48. h5) 47... Ke6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (47... Ra4 $11 {and Black has nothing to worry.}) 48. Rh5 h3 {[#]} (48... Kf6 $142 49. f3 (49. Rxh4 Kg5 $11) 49... Ra2+ 50. Ke3 Rh2) 49. f3 $1 h2 50. Kf2 Kf6 51. Rxh2 Kg6 52. Kg3 Rb3 53. Ra2 (53. Rh5 $142 Ra3 54. Rd5) 53... Kg5 54. Ra5+ Kg6 55. Rd5 Ra3 56. Kf2 Rb3 57. Re5 Ra3 58. Re3 Ra4 59. Kg3 Kg5 {[#]} 60. f4+ $1 Kf6 (60... Rxf4 61. Re5+) 61. g5+ Kg6 62. Kg4 Ra1 63. f5+ Kg7 64. Re7+ {White mates.} Kf8 65. Rb7 Rg1+ 66. Kh5 Rh1+ {[#]} 67. Kg6 $1 Ra1 68. Rb8+ Ke7 69. f6+ {[%cal Bf5f6,Bf6f7] [%mdl 32]} Kd7 70. f7 {Precision: White = 62%, Black = 27%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Pranav Vijay"] [Black "Balasubramaniam H"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B40"] [WhiteElo "2265"] [BlackElo "2060"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "136"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,136,-14,-12,-32,0,0,28,0,27,-8,0,-56,-54,-57,-37,-91,-81,-118,-118, -122,-120,-102,-97,-122,-130,-122,-130,-139,-72,-169,-148,-153,-180,-195,-103, -104,-91,-83,-85,-95,-109,-213,-231,-215,-231,-214,-228,-226,-187,-222,-162, -208,-149,-149,-145,-156,-84,-89,-79,-104,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-20,0,-104,-38,-48,-16, -70,0,-252,-264,-214,0,-51,0,-228,0,-165,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,185,1, 122,1,266,266,253,122,122,106,105,105,106,106,74,0,29983,29984,29988,29987, 29990]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d3 Nc6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O Nge7 7. Qe2 d6 8. c3 e5 {C00: French: Unusual White 2nd moves} (8... O-O 9. a3 b5 10. b4 cxb4 11. axb4 a5 12. Bb2 Bd7 13. Na3 Qb6 14. bxa5 Rxa5 15. c4 b4 16. Nb5 Rfa8 17. Bxg7 Kxg7 {1/2-1/2 (53) Bauer,C (2628)-Prusikin,M (2512) Switzerland 2018}) 9. Nbd2 O-O {LiveBook: 3 Games} 10. Nh4 g5 $146 {Black is slightly better.} ({ Predecessor:} 10... Be6 11. Nhf3 h6 12. Ne1 Qd7 13. Nc2 d5 14. exd5 Bxd5 15. Bxd5 Qxd5 16. Ne4 b6 17. Bxh6 f5 18. Bxg7 Kxg7 19. Ng5 Rfe8 20. d4 cxd4 21. cxd4 e4 22. Ne3 Nxd4 23. Qd2 {1-0 (23) Sansorgne,E (2075)-Scandella,T (2095) France 2006}) 11. Nhf3 Ng6 12. h3 h6 13. Nc4 f5 14. Nh2 (14. exf5 $1 $11 Bxf5 15. Ne3) 14... f4 $1 $15 15. Qh5 Kh7 16. Bf3 (16. a4 $15) 16... Be6 $17 17. Bg4 Bf7 $1 18. Bf5 Nce7 $1 19. Qe2 Nxf5 20. exf5 Ne7 21. g4 Nc6 22. Rd1 Bf6 (22... Re8 $142 23. Nd2 d5) 23. Nf3 (23. Nd2 $17 {was called for.}) 23... Re8 24. Ncd2 d5 25. Qf1 {[#]} Qc7 (25... c4 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512] aiming for ...cxd3.} 26. dxc4 e4 27. cxd5 e3 28. fxe3 fxe3) 26. c4 Nd4 27. Nxd4 exd4 28. cxd5 Bxd5 29. Ne4 ( 29. f3 $17) 29... Bxe4 $19 30. dxe4 Rxe4 31. Qc4 Kg7 32. Bd2 b6 33. Rac1 Qf7 34. Qb5 Qe8 35. Qa6 Qc8 36. Qd3 Re7 (36... Qc6 $142 37. b4 Rae8 38. bxc5 bxc5) 37. b4 $17 Rc7 {Strongly threatening ...c4.} 38. bxc5 Rxc5 ({Black should try} 38... bxc5 $17 39. Ba5 Rc6) 39. Rxc5 $11 Qxc5 40. Rc1 Qd6 41. h4 Qd7 42. h5 Rc8 43. Re1 (43. Rxc8 $11 Qxc8 44. Qb5) 43... Qd5 (43... Rc7 $17 44. Re6 Qd5) 44. Qa3 Rc7 {next ...d3 is good for Black.} 45. Re6 (45. Re8 $11 Rf7 46. Kh2) 45... Qc5 (45... d3 $15 46. Qd6 Qxd6 47. Rxd6 f3 48. Rxd3 Rc4) 46. Qd3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (46. Qf3 $11) 46... Qc2 $19 47. Qe2 Qc4 $2 (47... d3 $19 48. Qe1 Qxa2) 48. Qe4 $1 $15 Qc2 $2 (48... d3 $15 49. Qa8 Rf7) 49. Qe2 $1 $19 {[#] intending Rxf6.} Qc4 $2 ({Don't do} 49... Qxa2 50. Rd6) (49... d3 $1 $19 {[%cal Rd3e2]} 50. Qe1 Qxa2) 50. Qe1 $2 (50. Qe4 $1 $11) 50... Rf7 $2 (50... Qxa2 $19 { White must now prevent ...d3.} 51. Bb4 d3) 51. Qe4 $11 Qxa2 {[#]} 52. Rxf6 $1 { [%mdl 512]} Rxf6 53. Qxd4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQB} Qf7 54. Bc3 Qe7 $1 55. Qd5 Kh7 56. Bxf6 Qxf6 {KQ-KQ} 57. Qd7+ Kg8 58. Qxa7 Kh8 $2 (58... Qd6 $11) 59. Qb7 $2 (59. Qd7 $18) 59... Kg8 (59... Qd6 $11 {remains equal.}) 60. Kg2 ({ White should play} 60. Qd7 $16) 60... Kh8 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (60... Qd6 $1 $11 { and Black stays safe.}) 61. Qc8+ Kg7 62. Kf3 (62. Qe8 $18 {and White stays clearly on top.}) 62... Qd6 $16 63. Qb7+ Kf6 {[#] And now ...Qd1+ would win.} 64. Kg2 $1 Ke5 65. Qg7+ Ke4 66. f6 (66. Qc3 $16) 66... f3+ $2 {[%mdl 8192]} ( 66... Qe6 $11) 67. Kh3 Qd1 68. Qe7+ Kd5 {Precision: White = 41%, Black = 36%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Raahul V S"] [Black "Polakhare Aryan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A22"] [WhiteElo "2258"] [BlackElo "1966"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "81"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,81,-25,0,-55,-9,-27,-52,-40,16,0,20,25,73,62,69,75,137,135,123,0,268, 252,239,232,278,209,356,360,587,562,1005,929,29972,29973,6612,2070,2070,1943, 1873,1570,29978,29980,29987,29987,29987,29971,29971,29972,29971,29973,29978, 29979,29979,29979,29989,29990,29990,29991,29992,29993,29996,29994,29995,29996, 29996,29996,29998,29999]} 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 Bb4 4. Bg2 Bxc3 5. bxc3 O-O 6. Nf3 Re8 7. O-O Nc6 {A22: English Opening: 1...e5 2 Nc3 Nf6} 8. d4 (8. Ne1 d6 9. e4 Nd7 10. f4 exf4 11. Rxf4 a6 12. d4 b5 13. e5 Ndb8 14. Qh5 dxe5 15. Rh4 { 1-0 (37) Dubov,D (2660)-Mchedlishvili,M (2601) Doha 2016}) 8... d6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 9. Rb1 (9. Bg5 $11) 9... Rb8 {Black is slightly better.} 10. Nh4 $146 {Threatens to win with Bxc6.} ({Predecessor:} 10. h3 Qe7 11. e3 a6 12. Qc2 Nd7 13. Re1 e4 14. Nd2 f5 15. f4 exf3 16. Nxf3 {1-0 (38) Maruncic,V (2096)-Cesaric, S (1848) Dubrovnik 2013}) 10... Na5 11. c5 exd4 ({Black should try} 11... h6 $15) 12. cxd4 $11 dxc5 13. dxc5 Qe7 14. Qa4 b6 15. Bd2 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Keeping Black busy.} Ba6 (15... Qd7 $142 16. Qxd7 Bxd7) 16. Bxa5 $16 bxa5 17. Qxa5 (17. Rxb8 $16 Rxb8 18. Qxa5) 17... Bxe2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (17... Rxb1 $11 { and Black stays safe.} 18. Rxb1 Qxe2) 18. Rxb8 $18 Rxb8 {[#]} 19. Re1 $1 (19. Qxa7 Rb2 $14) 19... Rb2 20. Bf1 ({Weaker is} 20. Qxa7 Qd8 $14) 20... Qe6 (20... Qe4 {was worth a try.} 21. Ng2 (21. Qxc7 g6 $16) (21. Qxa7 g5 $16) 21... Qf3) 21. Qxc7 g5 $2 {[#]} (21... g6 22. c6 Kg7) 22. Nf3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Qxa2 (22... Bxf3 23. Rxe6) 23. Qe5 Bxf3 24. Qxg5+ Kf8 25. Qh6+ (25. Qxf6 $142 Be2 26. c6) 25... Kg8 26. Qxf6 {[%cal Re1e8]} Be2 27. Qe5 a5 28. Bxe2 {White mates.} f6 29. Qe8+ Kg7 30. Qe7+ Qf7 31. Qxf7+ Kxf7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KR} 32. Bc4+ Kg6 33. c6 Rb8 34. Be6 a4 35. c7 Ra8 36. Rd1 a3 37. Rd8 Ra6 {[#]} 38. Bf5+ $1 Kh6 ( 38... Kxf5 39. c8=Q+) 39. c8=Q Ra7 40. Rg8 a2 41. Qc1+ {Precision: White = 69%, Black = 9%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Ashwath, R."] [Black "Adly, Ahmed"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E91"] [WhiteElo "2250"] [BlackElo "2626"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 11,60,25,47,33,68,57,73,58,73,76,89,84,89,86,91,81,102,96,115,103,123, 104,97,0,76,88,87,84,63,73,124,128,175,162,137,131,133,138,152,120,241,237,218, 234,459,439,406,229,206,114,195]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. Nf3 {[%cal Bg1f3,Bf3d4,Bd4c2][%mdl 32]} d6 6. Be2 b6 {LiveBook: 13 Games} 7. d5 {E91: King's Indian: Classical: 6 Be2, unusual replies including 6...c5 and 6.. .Bg4} (7. O-O Bb7 8. Qc2 Nbd7 9. Rd1 e6 10. Rb1 Qe7 11. b4 a5 12. a3 Rfb8 13. h3 h6 14. Be3 g5 15. Nd2 Nf8 16. b5 {0-1 (55) Estremera Panos,S (2360) -Manolache,M (2492) Pontevedra 2016}) 7... c6 8. O-O Bb7 9. Be3 Nbd7 10. Nd4 c5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... Qc7 11. dxc6 Bxc6 12. Nd5 Bxd5 13. exd5 a6 14. Nc6 Rfe8 15. Rc1 Nb8 16. Nxb8 Raxb8 {1-0 (40) Adamyan,M (1812)-Bitkova,J (1282) Porec 2015}) 11. Nc2 Qc7 12. Qd2 Rae8 13. Rad1 Kh8 14. Rfe1 Ng8 15. a4 Bc8 16. Nb5 Qb8 17. Nc3 (17. b4 $16) 17... Ne5 (17... Qc7 $1 $11) 18. h3 $16 f5 19. f4 Nf7 20. exf5 gxf5 ({Black should play} 20... Bxf5 21. Bf2 Nd8) 21. Bf3 a5 22. Bf2 Bh6 23. Bh4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under strong pressure.} Ne5 24. Bh5 Nxc4 {[#]} 25. Qe2 $1 Nxb2 (25... Ba6 $16) 26. Rb1 $18 Bg7 27. Bxe8 Rxe8 $2 ( 27... Bxc3 28. Bb5 c4 29. Bxe7 Nxe7) 28. Qb5 ({Stronger than} 28. Rxb2 Bxc3 29. Rb3 Bxe1 $11) 28... Bb7 29. Rxb2 ({Don't play} 29. Qxb2 Bxd5 30. Re3 Ba8 $18) ( 29. Re3 $142) 29... Bxc3 30. Qxb6 {[#] And now Rb5 would win.} Bb4 {Precision: White = 55%, Black = 38%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Aradhya, Garg"] [Black "Abid Ali Mujawar"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D10"] [WhiteElo "2218"] [BlackElo "1800"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "49"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 12,48,24,19,28,26,22,25,34,26,22,23,46,10,36,22,37,14,60,36,130,87,162, 156,163,154,161,156,150,148,728,726,716,716,708,704,926,917,29999]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Bg5 Nc6 (4... h6 5. Bh4 Qb6 6. Nc3 e5 7. Nf3 Nc6 8. e3 exd4 9. Nxd4 Qxb2 10. Nxd5 Bb4+ 11. Nxb4 Qc3+ {0-1 (20) Mamedyarov,S (2809) -Andreikin,D (2712) Moscow 2018}) 5. Nc3 Qb6 6. e3 {D10: Slav Defence: 3 cxd5 (without early Nf3) and 3 Nc3} e6 7. Qd2 {LiveBook: 7 Games} Bd7 8. Bd3 { White has an edge.} Rc8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8... Bd6 9. Nge2 Nge7 10. O-O O-O {1-0 (108) Gogolis,A (2283)-Tepelenis,N (2121) Athens 2008}) 9. Nf3 Nb4 10. Be2 Bd6 11. O-O Ne7 12. Rfc1 O-O 13. a3 Na6 14. b4 {[%cal Bb2b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} Nc7 (14... f6 $5 {[%cal Rf6g5]} 15. Bh4 Nf5 $14) 15. Bd3 f5 ({Better is} 15... f6 $14 16. Bh4 a6) 16. b5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] And now Na4 would win. Black is under strong pressure.} Qa5 (16... Ne8 $16) 17. Bxe7 $18 Bxe7 {[#]} 18. Nxd5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Qxd2 (18... Nxd5 19. Qxa5) 19. Nxe7+ Kf7 {Hoping for ...Qxc1+!} 20. Nxc8 Qa5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (20... Qxc1+ $16 21. Rxc1 Rxc8 22. Ne5+ Ke7) 21. Ne5+ Kg8 22. Ne7+ ({Weaker is} 22. Nxd7 Rxc8 23. Rc5 Qd2 $18) 22... Kh8 23. Nxd7 Rd8 24. Ne5 {[%cal Re5f7] [#]} Re8 25. Nf7# {Precision: White = 57%, Black = 12%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Aditya Mittal"] [Black "Mahajan Ayush"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D31"] [WhiteElo "2212"] [BlackElo "1559"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "113"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,113,31,31,-31,-22,-34,12,12,41,59,59,59,59,53,52,52,48,56,49,58,87, 93,86,47,64,62,62,47,54,54,34,54,95,28,21,16,116,106,120,108,133,102,152,123, 141,91,192,183,169,102,102,105,126,106,128,104,179,20,14,0,140,131,265,159,189, 153,253,264,270,258,270,243,233,171,171,183,172,154,422,416,422,375,496,495, 696,576,698,698,2660,1917,1481,953,1417,1528,29983,29984,29993,29991,29993, 29989,29995,29990]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bf4 c6 6. e3 Nf6 7. Bd3 Nbd7 {[%cal Bb8d7,Bd7f6,Bf6e4][%mdl 32] LiveBook: 65 Games} 8. Nge2 {D35: Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation} ({Better is} 8. h3 $14) (8. h3 Nf8 9. Nf3 Ng6 10. Bh2 Bd6 11. Bxd6 Qxd6 12. O-O O-O 13. Rb1 Re8 14. b4 a6 15. a4 Ne4 16. Bxe4 dxe4 17. Nd2 f5 18. b5 axb5 19. axb5 Be6 20. bxc6 bxc6 { 1/2-1/2 (63) Nakamura,H (2791)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2819) chess.com INT 2016}) 8... Nh5 $15 9. Bg3 Ndf6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9... g6 10. Qc2 Bf6 11. b4 a6 12. O-O Nxg3 13. Nxg3 O-O 14. a4 Re8 15. b5 axb5 16. axb5 Rxa1 17. Rxa1 {1-0 (36) Frisk,E (2311)-Guindy,E (2062) Koge 2014}) 10. Bh4 {The position is equal.} Ne4 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. Bxe4 dxe4 13. d5 Nf6 14. dxc6 bxc6 15. O-O O-O 16. Qa4 c5 17. Rac1 Bd7 18. Qc2 Rfc8 19. Rfd1 Bc6 20. Nf4 Qe5 21. h3 g5 22. Nfe2 Nd7 23. g4 ( 23. Qd2 $16) 23... h5 $11 24. Ng3 Nf6 (24... hxg4 $11 25. hxg4 Nf6) 25. gxh5 $16 Qe6 26. Kg2 Bd7 27. Rh1 {[%cal Rg3e4]} Bc6 28. Rcd1 Rd8 29. Nce2 Rxd1 ( 29... Nd7 $16) 30. Rxd1 $18 Bd7 31. Rh1 (31. Qxc5 $18 Qxh3+ 32. Kg1) 31... Rc8 32. Nc3 Bc6 33. Qe2 Rd8 34. h4 g4 (34... Nh7 $16 35. h6 Kh8 36. hxg5 Nxg5) 35. Rd1 $2 {[#]} ({White should play} 35. Qa6 $18) 35... Rd3 $1 $11 36. Kh2 Rxd1 ( 36... c4 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 37. Qxd1 $16 Qe5 (37... Nd7 $16 {was necessary.} 38. Ncxe4 Bxe4) 38. Nce2 Nxh5 39. Qd8+ Kg7 (39... Kh7 $16) 40. Qc8 $18 Nxg3 41. Nxg3 ({Resist} 41. Qxg4+ $6 Kh6 $16) 41... Qe6 42. Nh5+ Kh7 43. Qxe6 fxe6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KB-KN} 44. Nf6+ Kg6 45. Nxg4 {[#] Strongly threatening Ne5+.} Kh5 $2 (45... Kf5 $16 {was called for.} 46. Kg3 Be8) 46. Kg3 a5 47. Ne5 Bd5 48. a3 c4 (48... Bb3 $142 49. Nd7 c4 50. Nf6+ Kg6) 49. Kh3 Kh6 50. Kg4 Kg7 51. Kg5 Kh7 52. h5 {[%cal Bh4h5,Bh5h6][%mdl 32]} a4 53. h6 c3 54. bxc3 {[%cal Bb2c3,Bc3c4,Bc4c5,Bc5c6][%mdl 32] White mates.} Kg8 55. c4 Bb7 56. c5 Bc8 57. c6 {Precision: White = 61%, Black = 20%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Sultan, Ibrahim"] [Black "Kowsarinia, Amir"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A40"] [WhiteElo "2141"] [BlackElo "2316"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "114"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,114,45,43,32,46,44,48,21,43,38,50,41,83,94,104,110,110,102,103,106, 84,89,97,66,76,83,114,114,171,167,174,160,183,179,183,179,159,156,143,147,162, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-439,-452,-633,-547,-534,-535,-533,-526,-504,-102,-102, -101,-168,-43,-71,-19,-13,-30,-38,-6,-26,-8,-7,13,0,0,0,0,0,0,-57,-28,-58,-12, -12,-12,-60,-60,-685,-685,-685,-685,-685,-685,-693,-685,-623,-621,-29993, -29990,-29994,-29991]} 1. d4 e6 2. c4 b6 3. Nf3 Bb7 4. g3 f5 5. Bg2 Nf6 6. O-O Bd6 7. Nc3 {A84: Dutch Defence: 2 c4 Miscellaneous} (7. b3 O-O 8. Bb2 a5 9. Nc3 Na6 10. a3 Qe8 11. e3 Rb8 12. Qe2 h6 13. Rfd1 Be7 14. Ne5 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 { 0-1 (39) Kojima,S (2403)-Hou,Y (2686) Honolulu 2015}) 7... O-O {LiveBook: 12 Games} 8. Qc2 Nc6 9. a3 {White is slightly better.} a6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9... Rc8 10. b3 a6 11. Bb2 f4 12. Rad1 Qe8 13. Ne4 Nxe4 14. Qxe4 Qh5 {1-0 (43) Brown,M (2121)-Taylor,T (2279) Los Angeles 2011}) 10. b3 Qe7 11. Bb2 Nd8 12. Rfd1 Ne4 13. b4 c5 14. bxc5 bxc5 15. d5 Rb8 16. Rab1 Nf6 17. Nd2 Nf7 18. Ba1 Be5 19. Nf3 Bc7 20. e4 f4 (20... fxe4 $16 {was necessary.} 21. Nxe4 Nxe4 22. Qxe4 Nd6) 21. e5 $18 Nxe5 22. Nxe5 Bxe5 23. d6 Qf7 24. Rxb7 fxg3 25. hxg3 Rxb7 26. Bxb7 Ng4 {[%cal Rg4f2] [#]} 27. f4 $2 (27. Nd5 $1 $18) 27... Bxf4 $1 $11 28. gxf4 Qxf4 29. Ne4 Qe3+ (29... Ne3 $5 30. Qe2 $8 Nxd1 31. Qxd1 Rb8 $11) 30. Kg2 $1 Qh6 {[%csl Gg4][%cal Rh6h2] [#]} 31. Kg1 Ne3 32. Qd2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} ( 32. Qh2 $1 $11 Qg6+ 33. Ng3 Nxd1 34. Be4) 32... Qg6+ $19 33. Kh1 (33. Ng5 $142 Qxg5+ 34. Bg2) 33... Qh5+ 34. Kg1 Qg4+ 35. Kh1 Nxd1 36. Qg2 Qxg2+ $2 (36... Qh4+ $19 37. Kg1 Qe1+ 38. Kh2 Rf7) 37. Kxg2 $17 Ne3+ 38. Kg3 (38. Kh2 $17 { might work better.}) 38... a5 (38... Nxc4 $19 {Strongly threatening ...Rf1.} 39. Bc3 Nxa3 40. Bxa6 c4) 39. Nxc5 Nf5+ (39... Nxc4 $17 {Threatens to win with ...Rf1.} 40. Nxd7 Rd8) 40. Kg2 $1 $11 Nxd6 41. Ba6 $1 Rf7 42. a4 h5 43. Bb5 $1 Kh7 44. Be5 Nf5 $1 {...d6 is the strong threat.} 45. Ne4 {Black must now prevent Ng5+.} Ne3+ 46. Kg3 {And now Ng5+ would win.} Rf5 47. Bc3 ({White should play} 47. Bd6 $11) 47... g5 {[%cal Bg7g5,Bg5g4,Bg4g3][%mdl 32]} 48. Bxd7 h4+ 49. Kh2 Kg6 {aiming for ...Rf4.} 50. Bxe6 (50. c5 $5 {[%cal Rd7e6]}) 50... Rf4 51. Nd6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (51. Nd2 $15) 51... g4 $19 52. Bd5 Rf2+ 53. Kg1 g3 {[%csl Ge3][%cal Rf2f1]} 54. Be4+ Kh5 {[%csl Ge3][%cal Rf2f1]} 55. Bd3 h3 { [%cal Bh4h3,Bh3h2][%mdl 32] ( -> ...h2+)} 56. Bd4 h2+ 57. Kh1 Rd2 {Precision: White = 61%, Black = 51%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Song, Yuxin"] [Black "Grivas, Efstratios"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B30"] [WhiteElo "2075"] [BlackElo "2468"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "107"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,107,57,54,67,67,62,58,60,56,56,49,70,48,65,65,64,52,52,35,72,32,58, 47,78,43,35,42,41,13,18,0,29,21,41,0,0,0,25,10,32,32,30,-119,-115,-115,-59,-57, 0,0,8,0,0,0,0,-133,-121,-137,-156,-139,-138,-117,-9,-166,-175,-227,-45,-414,0, 0,0,0,0,-520,0,-504,0,0,221,-29996,263,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Qxd4 Qa5+ 6. Nc3 Qxb5 7. Nxb5 Nxd4 8. Nfxd4 Kd8 9. c4 Nf6 {B53: Sicilian: 2...d6: Lines with Qxd4} 10. f3 a6 (10... Bd7 11. b3 e5 12. Nf5 Bxb5 13. cxb5 Kd7 14. Bg5 Ne8 15. O-O-O g6 16. Ne3 f6 17. Bh4 {1/2-1/2 (27) Zvjaginsev,V (2636)-Zubov,A (2574) Moscow 2009}) 11. Nc3 {LiveBook: 4 Games} e6 {White is slightly better.} 12. b3 Kc7 13. Be3 Bd7 14. Kf2 Be7 15. a4 Rac8 16. Rhd1 Kb8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16... h6 17. Nde2 Be8 18. a5 Rg8 19. Na4 Bxa4 20. Rxa4 g5 21. Ra2 Kb8 22. Nc3 Nd7 23. Na4 Rc6 24. Nb6 {1/2-1/2 (24) Holzhaeuer,M (2340)-David,P (2415) Germany 1993}) 17. Nc2 Bc6 18. Ra2 Rhd8 19. Bb6 Re8 20. b4 Bd7 21. Ne3 e5 22. Rc1 Be6 23. Ncd5 Nd7 24. a5 Bg5 25. Rac2 g6 26. g3 f5 27. h4 Bh6 28. Rd1 Rc6 29. Rd3 f4 30. Ng4 Bg7 31. Rdc3 (31. Kg2 $11 {remains equal. }) 31... h5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is in control.} 32. Nh2 fxg3+ ({Black should try} 32... Bxd5 $17 33. exd5 Rcc8) 33. Kxg3 $15 Bh6 (33... Nxb6 $15 34. Nxb6 Bf6) 34. Be3 $11 Bxe3 35. Rxe3 Bxd5 36. exd5 Rc7 {Threatens to win with .. .Rec8.} 37. f4 (37. Nf1 $11) 37... Nf6 $1 $17 38. Rd3 exf4+ 39. Kxf4 Re4+ 40. Kg5 Ng4 (40... Ng8 $17 {Black wants to play ...Re5+.} 41. Kxg6 Ne7+ 42. Kxh5 Re5+ 43. Kg4 Nxd5 44. Rxd5 Rxd5 45. cxd5 Rxc2) 41. Nf3 $2 (41. Nxg4 $1 $11 Rxg4+ 42. Kf6) 41... Rf7 $1 $19 (41... Rcxc4 42. Rxc4 Rxc4 43. Kxg6 $14) 42. Kxg6 (42. Rg2 {was called for.}) 42... Ref4 $2 (42... Rf8 $1 $19 43. c5 (43. Kxh5 $2 Rg8 $19) 43... Rg8+ 44. Kf5 (44. Kxh5 $2 {is a self mate.} Nf6+ 45. Kh6 Reg4 46. cxd6 Rh8#) 44... Re3) 43. Kxh5 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} ({Only move:} 43. c5 $1 $15) 43... Nf6+ $2 (43... Rg7 $1 $19 {( -> ...Rf8)} 44. Ng5 Ne5) 44. Kg6 Nd7 45. Rcc3 Nf8+ 46. Kg5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (46. Kh5 $11 {and White is okay.} Nd7 47. Re3) 46... R7f5+ 47. Kh6 Rf6+ $2 (47... Rg4 $19 {[%csl Gf8][%cal Rg4g6] } 48. Ne5 (48. Ng5 $2 Rxh4+ 49. Kg7 Rg4 $19) 48... Rxe5) 48. Kh5 $11 {Strongly threatening Re3.} Ng6 $2 (48... Nd7 $1 $11) 49. Kg5 $4 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (49. Re3 $18) 49... Ne7 $4 {[%mdl 8192]} (49... Nh8 $1 {mates} 50. Ne5 dxe5 51. Kh5 Nf7 52. Rh3 Rh6#) 50. Re3 $2 (50. Nd4 $18) 50... R6f5+ {The position is equal.} 51. Kh6 Rf6+ 52. Kg5 R6f5+ 53. Kh6 Rf6+ 54. Kg5 {Precision: White = 42%, Black = 45%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Mullick, Raahil"] [Black "Srija, Seshadri"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C96"] [WhiteElo "2053"] [BlackElo "2264"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "97"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 36,97,0,0,0,4,20,0,0,0,0,-12,19,18,14,13,14,13,12,22,24,24,19,25,27,26, 123,99,135,133,146,99,86,85,74,83,79,75,136,108,126,91,116,0,0,0,0,0,21,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,646,646,646,629]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Nd7 12. Nbd2 exd4 13. cxd4 Nc6 14. d5 Nce5 15. Nxe5 {C96: Closed Ruy Lopez: Chigorin Defence: 11 d4, replies other than 11...Qc7} (15. a4 Bb7 16. Nxe5 Nxe5 17. f4 Ng6 18. Nf3 Re8 19. axb5 axb5 20. Rxa8 Qxa8 21. b3 Bd8 22. f5 Nf8 {1-0 (54) Shirov,A (2630)-Howell,D (2701) Douglas 2017}) 15... Nxe5 16. f4 Ng6 17. Nf3 Bh4 18. Nxh4 Qxh4 19. f5 {LiveBook: 31 Games} Ne5 20. Rf1 Re8 21. Bf4 a5 22. Qd2 h6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 22... Qe7) 23. Qe3 a4 24. Bg3 Qf6 25. Qf2 Nc4 26. e5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has good play.} Nxe5 27. Bh4 $1 {[%cal Rh4f6]} g5 28. fxg6 $1 Qxf2+ 29. Rxf2 Nxg6 30. Bg3 $1 c4 {[#]} (30... Bb7 $11 {remains equal.} ) 31. Raf1 $1 $16 ({Resist} 31. Bxd6 $6 Bb7 $14) 31... Ra7 32. Bxd6 {And now Bxg6 would win.} Rd7 33. Bxg6 fxg6 34. Bb4 {Rf8+ is the strong threat.} Bb7 35. d6 Bd5 36. a3 h5 ({Better is} 36... Bf7) 37. h4 Bf7 38. Ba5 Be6 {[#]} 39. Bb4 ( 39. Re1 $1 $16) 39... Bf5 $11 40. Rd2 Bd3 41. Rf4 Re5 42. Rdf2 {aiming for Rf8+.} Bf5 $1 43. Kh2 Kf7 44. Rd2 Ke6 45. Bc3 Re3 46. Rfd4 Bd3 47. Rf2 Rxd6 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (47... Bf5 $11) 48. Rf6+ $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]} Kxf6 49. Rxd3+ $1 {Precision: White = 86%, Black = 55%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Krithigga K"] [Black "El Jawich, Amro"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A10"] [WhiteElo "2003"] [BlackElo "2254"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "128"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,128,20,23,2,30,14,11,17,36,31,18,19,44,35,37,15,39,0,0,0,0,0,101,6,0, 2,18,0,1,-43,-53,-44,-52,-44,-37,-105,-75,-102,-51,-52,-33,-87,-114,-191,-195, -220,-206,-343,-366,-501,-497,-478,-463,-421,-475,-464,-445,-547,-491,-455, -391,-266,-139,-139,-88,-88,-83,-83,-63,-83,-63,-91,-70,-83,-70,-76,-83,-83, -75,-83,-77,-76,-76,-77,-76,-83,-74,-83,-83,-84,-8,-22,-25,-39,-29,-40,0,-8,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 g6 2. g3 Bg7 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. Nc3 e5 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O Nf6 7. d3 O-O 8. Rb1 a5 9. a3 h6 10. b4 axb4 11. axb4 Be6 {LiveBook: 515 Games} 12. Ne1 {A26: English Opening vs King's Indian with ...Nc6 and d3} (12. b5 Ne7 13. Bb2 Qd7 14. Qb3 Bh3 15. Ra1 Rab8 16. Ra7 Qe6 17. Rfa1 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 Nd7 19. e4 f5 20. Nd5 Nc5 21. Qc2 fxe4 22. dxe4 Nxd5 23. cxd5 {1-0 (73) Spoelman,W (2578)-Jones,G (2640) chess.com INT 2018}) 12... Rb8 13. Nd5 Bxd5 14. cxd5 Ne7 15. e4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Qb3 c6 16. dxc6 bxc6 17. Nc2 Nfd5 18. Bd2 Kh8 19. Qc4 Qd7 {1-0 (40) Njirjak,J (2205)-Huis,D Tucepi 1996}) 15... c6 16. dxc6 bxc6 17. Be3 Qd7 18. f3 Rb7 19. Qd2 c5 20. Bxh6 Bxh6 21. Qxh6 cxb4 (21... Rxb4 $11 {remains equal.} 22. Nc2 Rxb1 23. Rxb1 Nc6) 22. Bh3 (22. f4 $16) 22... Qc6 23. f4 Qc5+ 24. Kh1 exf4 $1 25. gxf4 Qh5 26. Qxh5 Nxh5 27. Rf2 f5 28. e5 (28. exf5 $15 Nxf5 29. Bg2) 28... d5 29. Bf1 Ra8 (29... Rc8 $17 30. Be2 Ng7) 30. d4 $15 Nc6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] aiming for ...b3. Black is pushing.} 31. Bg2 (31. Nd3 $15) 31... Ra5 $17 32. Rc2 (32. Nd3 $17 Rbb5 33. Bf3) 32... Rb6 $19 33. Rc5 Nxf4 34. Rxa5 (34. Nd3 $142 Nxg2 35. Rxa5 Nxa5 36. Kxg2) 34... Nxa5 35. Nc2 Nxg2 36. Kxg2 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} b3 37. Ne3 Rb4 38. Nxd5 Rxd4 39. Nc7 Rc4 40. Nb5 Rc5 41. Nd4 {[#]} Rxe5 (41... Rc3 $1 $19 {Threatens to win with ...Rd3.} 42. e6 Kf8) 42. Nxb3 $17 Nc6 (42... Nxb3 $142 43. Rxb3 Kg7 44. Rb7+ Kh6) 43. Rc1 Ne7 44. Nd4 Re4 45. Nf3 Kg7 46. Rb1 Kh6 47. h4 Kh5 48. Kh3 Nd5 {White must now prevent ...Nf4+.} 49. Rb8 {[%cal Rb8h8] [#]} Kh6 50. Rh8+ Kg7 51. Rd8 Nf4+ 52. Kg3 Nh5+ 53. Kf2 Ra4 54. Rd6 Nf6 {Hoping for ...Ne4+.} 55. Rb6 f4 (55... Ng4+ $17 56. Kg2 Ne3+ 57. Kf2 Nd1+ 58. Ke2 Nc3+ 59. Kf1 Re4) 56. Kg2 Ra2+ 57. Kh3 Ra3 58. Kg2 Ra2+ 59. Kh3 {The position is equal.} Rf2 60. Ng5 {Strongly threatening Rxf6!} Re2 61. Rb7+ Kg8 62. Rb8+ Kg7 63. Rb7+ Kg8 64. Rb8+ Kg7 {Precision: White = 40%, Black = 52%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Ahmed, Fareed"] [Black "Mohannad, Farhan"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B01"] [WhiteElo "1989"] [BlackElo "2219"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "38"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 9,38,39,45,-111,-127,-198,-189,-188,-172,-214,-202,-208,-208,-222,-239, -397,-166,-679,-658,-808,-833,-800,-794,-924,-913,-886,-839,-1300,-882,-29983, -29984]} 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd8 4. Nf3 Bf5 (4... Nf6 5. Bc4 a6 6. a4 Nc6 7. h3 Bf5 8. d3 h6 9. g4 Bg6 10. Bf4 e6 11. Ne5 Nxe5 12. Bxe5 Bd6 13. Qe2 Bxe5 14. Qxe5 {1-0 (44) Kamsky,G (2677)-Bartholomew,J (2477) Reykjavik 2018}) 5. Ne5 (5. Bc4 e6 6. O-O Nf6 7. d4 c6 8. Ne5 Nbd7 9. Bf4 Nxe5 10. Bxe5 Bd6 11. Qe2 {0-1 (42) Ahmed,F (2003)-Mohannad,F (2242) Sharjah 2018}) 5... Nd7 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 5... e6 6. Qf3 c6 7. Nxf7 Kxf7 8. g4 Qf6 9. gxf5 exf5 10. Bc4+ Ke8 11. d4 {1-0 (20) Kontic,D (2392)-Vujovic,R (1958) Bar 2007}) 6. Nxf7 $2 { B01: Scandinavian Defence} (6. Qf3 $14 {keeps the upper hand.} Nxe5 7. Qxf5) 6... Kxf7 $17 7. Qf3 (7. g4 $17 Be6 8. d4) 7... e6 $19 {...Ne5 is the strong threat.} 8. Bc4 {[#] Strongly threatening Qxf5+.Black is clearly better.} Qf6 9. Qxb7 Qe5+ 10. Kd1 Rb8 11. Qc6 Ngf6 {[#] And now ...Rb6 would win.} 12. d3 $2 (12. h3) 12... Qc5 (12... Rb6 $142 13. Qa8 Rg8) 13. Qa4 $2 (13. Qxc5 Bxc5 14. f3) 13... Qxf2 {( -> ...Bg4+)} 14. Re1 Bg4+ 15. Ne2 Qxg2 16. Bf4 Bb4 17. c3 Bc5 18. d4 Bd6 19. Kc1 Bxf4+ {Precision: White = 5%, Black = 52%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Salim Mohammed Salim Al Amri"] [Black "Nyazi, Nehad"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B12"] [WhiteElo "1970"] [BlackElo "2213"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,82,19,22,7,16,1,-2,-7,-9,-13,-9,-10,-10,5,-6,-21,-4,-9,-6,-10,0,-14, 0,-47,-47,-47,-54,-51,-46,-50,-58,-54,-45,-39,-20,-20,-8,-67,-71,-71,-51,-93, -84,-97,-116,-116,0,-201,-181,-173,18,9,10,13,24,49,77,0,0,-29979,-29980, -29980,-29981,-29981,-29982,-29981,-29982,-29981,-29982,-29980,-29981]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Nf3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 e6 6. Nd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f3,Bf3d4] [%mdl 32] B12: Caro-Kann: Advance Variation} (6. c4 Bb4+ 7. Nc3 Ne7 8. Be2 Nbc6 9. Nxc6 Nxc6 10. O-O d4 11. Ne4 Nxe5 12. Bf4 Nc6 13. c5 {1-0 (45) Ragger,M (2697)-Van Foreest,J (2612) Wijk aan Zee 2017}) 6... Nc6 7. N2f3 Nge7 { LiveBook: 5 Games} 8. Bb5 {The position is equal.} a6 9. Ba4 Bd7 10. c3 Nxd4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... Ng6 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. h4 h6 {0-1 (28) Aliev, D-Aleskerov,F (2155) Baku 2001}) 11. Nxd4 Bxa4 12. Qxa4+ Qd7 13. Qxd7+ Kxd7 14. Ke2 Nc6 15. f4 Nxd4+ 16. cxd4 Rc8 17. Kd3 Bb4 18. Bd2 Bxd2 19. Kxd2 $15 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Rc4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is pushing.} 20. Kd3 $1 Rhc8 21. Rhd1 b5 22. Rd2 a5 23. Rf1 b4 24. f5 a4 25. f6 (25. fxe6+ $11 Kxe6 26. Rb1) 25... g6 26. g3 h5 27. Rff2 a3 28. bxa3 Rc3+ ({Much worse is} 28... bxa3 $6 29. Rc2 $11) 29. Ke2 bxa3 (29... Rxa3 $17 30. Rf3 Rca8) 30. Rd3 $2 (30. Rf3 $11) 30... Rc2+ $1 $19 31. Rd2 R8c4 $2 (31... R8c3 $1 $19 {Hoping for ...Rb2.} 32. Ke1 Rb2 $1 {[%mdl 512]}) 32. Ke3 $11 R4c3+ 33. Kf4 Rc1 34. Kg5 Ke8 $1 {[#]} 35. Kf4 (35. Rg2 $1 $16) 35... Kf8 36. Rf3 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (36. Rg2 $11) 36... g5+ $1 {[%mdl 512] Black mates.} 37. Kxg5 Rxf3 38. Kxh5 Rfc3 39. Kg5 R1c2 40. Rd1 Rxa2 41. Rb1 Rb2 {Precision: White = 48%, Black = 62%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Priyanka Nutakki"] [Black "Petrosyan, Manuel"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C54"] [WhiteElo "1957"] [BlackElo "2560"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "98"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,98,0,9,0,0,15,30,14,26,25,17,34,50,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,9,9,0,0,2,0,38,28, 106,65,45,65,88,47,44,50,20,27,22,-30,-39,-32,-20,-32,-14,-15,0,-34,-54,-42, -39,-64,-60,-64,-58,-66,-48,-76,-63,-64,-43,-45,-41,-73,-65,-65,-65,-65,-65, -65,-70,-72,-72,-81,-89,-12841,-12842,-12842,-12843,-12843,-12843]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O h6 7. a4 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} a5 8. Re1 O-O 9. h3 Be6 10. Nbd2 Ba7 { LiveBook: 3 Games} (10... Bxc4 11. Nxc4 Re8 12. Be3 Bxe3 13. Nxe3 Qd7 {0-1 (33) Anand,V (2782)-So,W (2788) London 2017}) 11. Bb5 Ne7 {[%cal Bc6e7,Be7g6,Bg6f4] [%mdl 32]} 12. d4 c6 13. Bd3 Ng6 14. Nf1 Nh5 {[#]} 15. Bc2 $146 ({Predecessor: } 15. Be3 Nhf4 {1-0 (29) Quesada Perez,Y (2627)-Tan,J (2466) chess.com INT 2018 }) 15... Nhf4 16. Bxf4 Nxf4 17. dxe5 Qb6 18. Qd2 $1 dxe5 19. Nxe5 Ng6 20. Nd3 Rad8 {Threatens to win with ...Bc4.} 21. Qe3 Qa6 22. Qg3 Bc4 {[%cal Rc4d3]} 23. Rad1 b5 (23... Qb6 $11) 24. b3 Be6 25. Ne3 Rfe8 26. Nf5 bxa4 27. bxa4 Bb8 28. Qf3 Qc4 29. Rc1 (29. Nc1 $142 $1) 29... Qxc3 $11 30. Bb1 Qa3 31. Ne5 Qxf3 ( 31... Qxa4 {feels hotter.} 32. Nxc6 Rc8 33. Nxb8 Rxb8 34. Red1 Rec8) 32. Nxf3 Ne5 33. N5d4 Nxf3+ 34. Nxf3 Bd6 35. Nd4 {[#]} Bh2+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 36. Kxh2 Rxd4 37. Rxc6 Rxa4 38. Rec1 g5 39. Bd3 Rd4 40. R1c3 a4 41. Ra6 {[#]} Rxd3 $1 { [%mdl 512]} 42. Rxd3 $17 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRB} Bc4 $1 {[%csl LRa6,LRd3, LRe4]} 43. Rdd6 Bxa6 44. Rxa6 Rxe4 $15 {KR-KR} 45. f3 {[#]} Rf4 $1 46. g3 Rb4 47. Rxh6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (47. h4 $17) 47... Rb2+ $19 {Black is clearly winning.} 48. Kg1 a3 {[%cal Ba4a3,Ba3a2][%mdl 32]} 49. Ra6 a2 {Precision: White = 51%, Black = 71%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Kryvoruchko, Yuriy"] [Black "Soumya, Swaminathan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B67"] [WhiteElo "2703"] [BlackElo "2354"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "94"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 29,94,29,45,29,44,23,65,54,79,56,76,66,106,103,119,65,102,59,102,108, 174,159,153,123,225,210,233,224,215,208,187,210,320,321,320,303,318,309,306, 325,314,317,293,282,332,312,708,716,720,662,680,668,722,713,717,674,677,669, 958,955,1938,1790,1773,1731,1446,1183,6195]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. O-O-O Bd7 9. f3 Be7 10. Kb1 O-O 11. h4 b5 12. Nxc6 Bxc6 13. Ne2 Rc8 14. Nd4 {B67: Sicilian: Richter-Rauzer: 7...a6 8 0-0-0 Bd7, lines without 9 f4 Be7} Bb7 15. g4 {[%cal Bg2g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} Nd7 {LiveBook: 13 Games} 16. Bxe7 {White is slightly better.} (16. Qe3 Ne5 17. Rh2 Qc7 18. Rhd2 Rfd8 19. Bxe7 Qxe7 20. g5 Qc7 {1/2-1/2 (48) Kryvoruchko,Y (2701)-Gupta,A (2626) Germany 2016}) 16... Qxe7 17. Qe3 Ne5 18. g5 Nc4 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 18... Qc7) 19. Bxc4 Rxc4 20. h5 {[%cal Bh4h5,Bh5h6][%mdl 32]} Rfc8 21. Rh2 Bc6 22. Re2 ({White should try} 22. h6 $16) 22... Be8 23. f4 Qa7 24. Qd3 Qe7 (24... b4 $16) 25. h6 $18 g6 {[#]} 26. Nf3 $1 Qc7 (26... e5 $16 { is a better defense.}) 27. Qxd6 Rxc2 {( -> ...Rc1+)} 28. Qxc7 R2xc7 29. Ne5 Kf8 30. b3 {[%cal Bb2b3,Bb3b4][%mdl 32]} Bc6 (30... a5 $142 31. Ng4 f5 32. exf5 exf5) 31. Ng4 f5 32. gxf6 Kf7 33. Kb2 Be8 34. b4 Rc3 {If only Black now had time for ...Rg3....} 35. Rd8 Rxd8 36. Kxc3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Rd1 37. e5 Bc6 $2 {[#]} (37... Rc1+ 38. Kd2 Rc4) 38. Nf2 {White is clearly winning. } Rf1 39. Kd4 Rc1 40. Kd3 Bd5 41. Rc2 Bc4+ 42. Kc3 Rf1 43. Kd4 Ra1 44. Ne4 Rf1 45. Nd6+ Kf8 46. Nxc4 bxc4 47. Rxc4 Rxf4+ {Precision: White = 81%, Black = 29%. } 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Black "Kovalev, Vladislav"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A48"] [WhiteElo "2701"] [BlackElo "2648"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "107"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,107,0,-4,0,-8,-12,-19,8,-23,3,8,8,32,26,-52,0,0,12,13,99,102,95,101, 109,108,77,102,52,73,109,116,102,118,231,243,228,211,219,199,270,267,431,429, 424,419,472,472,472,472,472,472,472,472,472,472,472,472,472,472,472,492,492, 489,486,485,474,471,447,449,518,503,487,480,473,448,520,492,684,645,648,644, 605,572,543,504]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c3 Bg7 4. Bg5 O-O 5. Nbd2 d6 6. e4 c5 7. dxc5 dxc5 8. Be2 Nc6 9. h3 Qc7 {A48: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6: Torre, London and Colle Systems} 10. O-O h6 (10... b6 11. Re1 Bb7 12. Qc2 Nh5 13. a4 Rad8 14. Bf1 h6 15. Be3 Nf4 16. Nc4 Ne6 17. h4 a6 {1-0 (30) Kamsky,G (2740)-Mamedov,R (2651) Moscow 2013}) 11. Be3 b6 12. Qc2 Bb7 13. a4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Rac8 14. Rad1 Rfd8 15. Rfe1 e6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15... Nh5 16. Nc4 Nf4 17. Bf1 Rxd1 18. Rxd1 Ne6 {1/2-1/2 (27) Peto,P (2079)-Schwarz,F (2205) IECG email 2000}) 16. Qb1 Na5 17. b4 cxb4 18. cxb4 Nc6 19. Nc4 (19. Rc1 $11 Qb8 20. a5) 19... Ne7 (19... Rxd1 $15 20. Rxd1 Nxe4 21. Qxe4 Nd4 22. Qxd4 Bxf3 23. Qxg7+ Kxg7 24. gxf3 h5) 20. Nfd2 Nc6 21. Bf1 Qe7 (21... Nd4 $11) 22. b5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has strong initiative.} Nd4 23. e5 Ne8 24. a5 $1 bxa5 {[#]} 25. Qb2 $1 Nf5 26. Bxa7 Bxg2 27. Bxg2 {b6 is the strong threat.} Qxa7 28. b6 {[%cal Bb5b6,Bb6b7][%mdl 32]} Qa6 (28... Qe7 $16) 29. b7 $18 Rb8 30. Qb6 Qxb6 31. Nxb6 Nh4 {[#]} (31... a4 {might work better.} 32. Nxa4 Nc7) 32. Bh1 $1 {Hoping for Ndc4.} Bxe5 $2 ( 32... a4 33. Ndc4 (33. Nxa4 Rd7 $18) 33... Nc7) 33. Rxe5 Nd6 34. Rb1 Nxb7 35. Nbc4 {White is clearly winning.} Rd7 36. Reb5 Rbd8 {Black hopes to continue with ...Nd6.} 37. Rxb7 ({Don't do} 37. Bxb7 Rxd2 38. Nxd2 Rxd2 $18) 37... Rxd2 38. Nxd2 Rxd2 39. Ra7 Rd4 40. Rbb7 Rf4 41. Bc6 g5 42. Be8 Nf3+ 43. Kf1 { [%cal Re8f7]} Ne5 44. Rxa5 Ng6 45. Raa7 Ne5 46. h4 {[%cal Bh3h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32] } Kg7 47. h5 Kf8 48. Ra8 {Strongly threatening Bxf7+.} Kg7 49. Ra4 Rf6 50. Ke2 Kf8 51. Re4 Rf5 52. Rb5 Nf3 53. Rxf5 exf5 54. Ra4 {Precision: White = 85%, Black = 44%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Kravtsiv, Martyn"] [Black "Sadhwani, Raunak"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D02"] [WhiteElo "2680"] [BlackElo "2358"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "109"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,109,-7,-50,-33,-34,-23,-41,-27,-39,-52,-42,-13,-34,-25,-31,-14,-20, -8,-8,-8,-9,-9,-22,-10,-65,-64,-61,-16,-14,-14,-19,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. Nf3 e6 4. e3 c5 5. Nbd2 Bd6 6. Bg3 O-O 7. c3 Qc7 8. Bd3 Nbd7 9. Bh4 {LiveBook: 5 Games. D02: 1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 sidelines, including 2...Nf6 3 g3 and 2...Nf6 3 Bf4} (9. O-O b6 10. e4 Bxg3 11. hxg3 dxe4 12. Nxe4 Bb7 13. Qe2 Rfd8 14. Rad1 cxd4 15. Nxd4 a6 16. Rfe1 h6 { 1/2-1/2 (37) So,W (2815)-Carlsen,M (2832) chess.com INT 2017}) 9... c4 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 9... b6 10. g4 Bb7 11. Bg3 e5 12. g5 Ne4 13. dxe5 Nxe5 14. Bxe4 dxe4 15. Nxe5 Bxe5 16. Nc4 f6 {1/2-1/2 (39) Naiditsch,A (2702)-Vocaturo,D (2607) Antalya 2017}) 10. Bc2 b5 11. e4 {Black has an edge.} dxe4 12. Nxe4 Nxe4 13. Bxe4 Bb7 14. Qc2 Bxe4 15. Qxe4 h6 16. O-O Nb6 17. Bg3 Nd5 18. Bxd6 Qxd6 19. Ne5 Rac8 20. f4 ({White should play} 20. a3 $11) 20... b4 $1 $15 {[%cal Rb4c3]} 21. Rf3 bxc3 22. bxc3 {The position is equal.} f6 23. Ng6 f5 24. Qe2 Rf7 25. Re1 Rb7 26. h3 Rb6 27. Ne5 Qc7 28. Kh2 Nf6 29. Qf2 Ne4 30. Qh4 Qd8 31. Qh5 Qe8 32. Qxe8+ Rxe8 33. Nxc4 Rc6 34. Ne3 Rxc3 {[#]} 35. Nxf5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxf3 ( 35... exf5 36. Rxc3) 36. gxf3 exf5 37. fxe4 {Black must now prevent e5.} fxe4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KR} 38. Kg3 Kf7 39. Kf2 Kf6 40. Ke3 Rc8 $1 41. Rb1 Rc3+ 42. Kxe4 Rxh3 43. Rc1 Ra3 44. Rc6+ Kf7 45. Ke5 Rxa2 46. Rc7+ Kf8 47. d5 Re2+ 48. Kd6 g5 49. fxg5 hxg5 50. Rxa7 g4 51. Ra3 Kf7 52. Kd7 Rd2 53. d6 Kf6 54. Kc7 Ke6 {[#] aiming for ...Rc2+.} 55. Re3+ {Precision: White = 69%, Black = 73%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Safarli, Eltaj"] [Black "Vignesh N R"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B90"] [WhiteElo "2653"] [BlackElo "2475"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "97"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,97,30,29,30,28,66,7,29,10,5,7,14,3,19,23,31,19,23,20,54,31,48,56,30, 39,57,44,52,56,56,56,64,61,55,52,141,135,116,126,229,239,170,168,241,250,390, 312,718,723,714,698,687,635,608,580,777,747,731,725,600,0,543,0,681,632,840, 849,772,805,900,886,1006,1012,1019,961,946,907]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 a6 6. h3 e6 7. g4 d5 {B81: Sicilian Scheveningen: Keres Attack} (7... Nfd7 8. Bg2 Be7 9. Nce2 Nc6 10. c3 Nce5 11. O-O Ng6 12. f4 Nh4 13. Bh1 O-O 14. f5 e5 15. Nc2 {0-1 (57) Fedoseev,V (2724)-Grischuk,A (2767) Moscow 2018}) 8. Nde2 Bc5 9. exd5 Qb6 10. Be3 Bxe3 11. fxe3 Qxe3 12. Bg2 { LiveBook: 3 Games} exd5 13. Qd4 Qg5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... Qxd4 14. Nxd4 Nc6 15. O-O-O Nxd4 16. Rxd4 {1/2-1/2 (28) Kotlyanskiy,E (2200)-Taylor,W (2196) FICGS email 2010}) 14. O-O (14. Qf4 $1 $14 Qh4+ 15. Qg3 Qxg3+ 16. Nxg3) 14... O-O 15. Nxd5 Nxd5 16. Qxd5 Qe3+ 17. Kh1 {Black must now prevent Rxf7!} Nc6 ( 17... Qxe2 $6 18. Rae1 $16) 18. Nf4 Be6 19. Nxe6 fxe6 20. Qe4 Qh6 21. c3 Rxf1+ 22. Rxf1 Rf8 23. Re1 Nd8 24. Qd4 Qh4 25. Qe5 h6 26. Rd1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} Qe7 27. Qd6 Qg5 28. Qc7 Kh8 (28... Qh4 $14) 29. b4 $16 {[%cal Bb2b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} (29. Bxb7 $2 Nxb7 30. Qg3 (30. Qxb7 $2 Qe3 $19) 30... Nc5 $19) 29... Kg8 30. a4 {[%cal Ba2a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32]} (30. Bxb7 $2 Nxb7 31. Qg3 Qb5 $19) 30... Kh7 (30... Qh4 $16 {was called for.} 31. c4 Nf7) 31. a5 $18 (31. Bxb7 $2 Nxb7 32. Qg3 Kg8 $19) 31... Kg8 32. c4 $1 Kh7 (32... Qh4 $142 33. b5 Qg5) 33. b5 (33. Bxb7 $2 Nxb7 34. Qg3 (34. Qxb7 $2 Qe3 $19) 34... Kg8 $19) 33... Qe3 (33... Kg8 $142 34. b6 (34. Bxb7 $2 Nxb7 35. Qxb7 Qe3 $19) 34... Kh7) 34. Rxd8 Qe1+ $2 (34... Rxd8 35. Qxd8 Qe1+ 36. Kh2 Qe5+ 37. Kg1 Qe3+ 38. Kf1 Qf4+ 39. Ke2 Qe5+ 40. Kf2 Qb2+ 41. Kg1 Qc1+ 42. Bf1 Qe3+ 43. Kg2 Qe4+ 44. Kf2 Qf4+ 45. Ke1 Qe3+ 46. Be2 Qe5 47. Qd3+ Kh8) 35. Kh2 Rxd8 36. Qxd8 ({But not} 36. bxa6 $2 Rd1 $19) 36... Qe5+ {[#]} 37. Kg1 $1 Qe3+ {[#]} 38. Kf1 $1 Qf4+ 39. Ke2 Qe5+ 40. Kf3 Qc3+ 41. Ke2 {aiming for Qd3+.} Qe5+ 42. Kf3 Qc3+ 43. Kf2 {White is clearly winning.} Qc2+ 44. Kg3 Qc3+ 45. Bf3 Qe5+ 46. Kf2 Qh2+ 47. Ke3 {White threatens Be4+ and mate.} Qg1+ 48. Kd2 {White wants to mate with Be4+.} Qf2+ 49. Be2 {Precision: White = 81%, Black = 36%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Grandelius, Nils"] [Black "Dimakiling, Oliver"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2652"] [BlackElo "2412"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "112"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,112,49,31,43,37,43,37,39,33,52,25,44,43,27,27,20,15,60,59,54,63,56, 26,29,29,81,69,92,91,97,30,71,-51,-34,-54,-52,-61,49,-20,-10,-76,-75,-106,-103, -103,-108,-117,-66,-110,-119,-124,-138,-152,-150,-151,-140,-159,-147,-194,-187, -224,-222,-257,-254,-241,-270,-379,-382,-387,-355,-268,0,-387,-387,-370,-350, -400,-411,-421,-252,-287,-270,-777,-752,-745,-744,-972,-970,-1520,-1520,-1209, -1129,-5189,-1390,-1659,-1503,-1984,-2043]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 Be7 6. Bd3 Nf6 7. O-O O-O 8. h3 c5 9. Nc3 {LiveBook: 13 Games. C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} (9. b3 Nc6 10. Bb2 Nb4 11. Be2 Bf5 12. Na3 d5 13. c3 Nc6 14. Nc2 Qb6 15. Ne3 Be4 16. Ng5 Rad8 17. Nxe4 Nxe4 {1-0 (61) Areshchenko,A (2665)-Dimakiling,O (2382) Abu Dhabi 2016}) 9... cxd4 10. Nxd4 Nc6 11. Be3 {White is slightly better.} Re8 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 11... Ne5) 12. Re1 Ne5 13. Bf1 h6 14. Bf4 Bf8 15. Nf3 {[%cal Rf3e5]} Qa5 16. Bb5 Nxf3+ 17. Qxf3 Rxe1+ 18. Rxe1 d5 $1 {[%cal Rd5d4] Threatens to win with ...d4.} 19. Be5 Ne4 $1 {[%cal Re4c3] White should prevent ...Nxc3.} 20. Bd3 f5 (20... Be6 $11) 21. Rd1 {b4! is the strong threat. } Be6 22. Nb5 Qb6 23. Nd4 (23. Bd4 $16 Bc5 24. c3) 23... Re8 24. Bxe4 ({ Of course not} 24. Nxf5 Bxf5 25. Qxf5 Rxe5 $11) (24. Nxe6 $16 Rxe6 25. Bxe4 ( 25. Qxf5 Rxe5 26. Qxe5 Nxf2 $11) 25... fxe4 26. Qf5) 24... dxe4 $15 25. Qh5 Bf7 26. Qxf5 Bg6 ({Black should play} 26... Qxb2 $15 27. a4 (27. Qxe4 Qxa2 28. Nf3 a5 $15) 27... Qb4) 27. Qf4 (27. Bc7 $1 $14) 27... Qxb2 $11 28. a4 (28. Qg3 $11 Bh5 29. Ne6) 28... Qa2 $1 $17 29. Bd6 Qxa4 30. Bxf8 Rxf8 31. Qg3 {[#]} Qe8 ( 31... Kh7 $1 $17 32. Qc3 Qd7) 32. Ra1 a6 33. Rb1 b5 34. Ra1 {[#]} Rf6 $1 35. c3 Kh7 36. Nc2 Qd8 37. Qe3 Rd6 {Hoping for ...Rd1+.} 38. Qe1 a5 39. Ne3 Qc7 40. Qc1 Rd3 41. Qb2 (41. Qe1 {was the only chance.}) 41... Be8 $19 42. Ra3 Qb6 43. Ra1 Qc7 (43... a4 $142 44. Qb4 Qf6) 44. Ra3 $1 a4 45. Qb4 Qf4 {White must now prevent ...Rd2.} 46. Ra2 Qe5 47. Rc2 Bf7 (47... Qd6 $142 {aiming for ...Rd1+!} 48. Qxd6 Rxd6) 48. Rc1 h5 49. Nf1 $2 {[#]} (49. Qf8 Bg8 50. Qb4) 49... e3 $1 { [%mdl 512] Black is clearly winning.} 50. fxe3 (50. Nxe3 Rxe3) 50... Rxe3 51. Rb1 Rxc3 52. Qh4 a3 53. Re1 Qc5+ 54. Kh1 a2 (54... Rc1 $142 55. Rxc1 Qxc1 56. Qe4+ Kh6) 55. Qf4 Bg6 56. Ng3 Qc7 {Precision: White = 30%, Black = 65%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Rakhmanov, Aleksandr"] [Black "Pranav Vijay"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2652"] [BlackElo "2265"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "191"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 28,190,33,22,28,0,31,25,33,5,20,22,31,37,64,0,31,28,36,27,16,21,27,14, 29,25,31,33,37,33,31,25,37,36,55,53,46,53,70,63,62,47,43,8,41,18,29,16,22,23, 99,17,22,0,0,0,23,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,23,0,23,0,37,36,270,254,228,87,112,25,37,0, 0,0,0,0,0,-24,275,275,276,278,511,462,492,484,685,685,1066,1042,1714,1577,1738, 1616,1423,4727,4706,3085,29983,29984,29984,29985,29984,29985,29990,29988,29988, 29989,29990,29991,29992,29991,29991,29992,29992,29992,29992,29993,29994,29995, 29995,29996,29998,29996,29996,29996,29998,29996,29996,29994,29999,29998,29998, 29999,29999,29998,29998,29997,29997,29997,29997,29997,29998,29997,29998,29997, 29998,29997,29998,29997,29997,29998,29998,29998,29999,29999,29999]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. g3 Bb7 4. Bg2 c5 5. O-O g6 6. b3 Bg7 7. Bb2 O-O 8. Nc3 d6 9. d4 cxd4 10. Qxd4 Ne4 {A30: Symmetrical English: Double Fianchetto and Hedgehog} ( 10... Nbd7 11. Qd2 a6 12. Rfd1 Rc8 13. Rac1 Re8 14. Ne1 Qc7 15. Nd5 Qb8 16. Bh3 Ne4 17. Qc2 Bxb2 18. Qxb2 e6 {1/2-1/2 (41) Svidler,P (2760)-Gelfand,B (2695) Moscow 2018}) 11. Qe3 Nxc3 12. Bxc3 Bxc3 13. Qxc3 Nd7 14. Rfd1 Qc7 15. Qe3 { LiveBook: 3 Games} Nf6 16. Rd4 Kg7 17. Rad1 Rfe8 {[#]} 18. Nh4 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 18. g4) 18... Bxg2 19. Nxg2 Qc5 20. Qd3 b5 21. Ne3 (21. cxb5 $14 d5 22. Ne3) 21... bxc4 22. Rxc4 Qa5 23. Qc2 Qe5 24. h3 Qe6 25. Kg2 Rac8 26. Rc1 {[%cal Rc4c8]} Rxc4 27. Qxc4 Qe5 28. Ng4 Nxg4 29. hxg4 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} d5 30. Qd3 Rd8 31. Rc5 f6 32. b4 Kf7 33. a4 a6 34. b5 axb5 35. axb5 Qe6 36. f3 Rd6 37. Qc2 Qe3 38. Rc6 Rd7 (38... Rd8 $11 {keeps the balance.} ) 39. Rc3 (39. b6 $16) 39... Qd4 40. Rc8 Qe3 41. Rc3 Qd4 42. Rb3 Rb7 43. Qb1 Rb6 44. Qh1 Kg7 45. Qc1 Qc4 46. Qe3 Rb7 47. b6 {Hoping for Rc3.} Kf7 48. Rb1 { And now Rh1 would win.} Qc2 49. Rc1 Qb2 $2 ({Better is} 49... d4 $1 $14) 50. Rc6 $1 $18 ({Worse is} 50. Rc7 Rxc7 51. bxc7 Qc2 $11) 50... Qe5 {[#]} 51. Qd2 ( 51. Kf2 $1 $18) 51... Kg7 {[#]} 52. Kf2 (52. Qd3 $1 $16) 52... d4 $1 $11 53. Qd3 Qd5 54. Qe4 Qxe4 55. fxe4 {KR-KR} Kf7 56. g5 Ke8 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (56... fxg5 $11 {and Black has nothing to worry.} 57. e5 Ke8) 57. gxf6 $18 exf6 58. Rxf6 Re7 $2 (58... Ke7 59. e5 Rd7) 59. Rd6 Kf7 60. Kf3 Re5 (60... g5 $142 61. g4 Re8) 61. Rd5 Re7 62. e5 Ke6 63. Ke4 Rb7 64. Rd6+ Ke7 65. Kxd4 Rb8 66. Kd5 Rc8 67. b7 {White mates.} Rb8 68. Kc6 Rg8 69. Kc7 Kf7 70. b8=Q Rxb8 71. Kxb8 { KR-KPP} Ke7 72. Kc7 Ke8 73. Re6+ Kf7 74. Kd7 Kg7 75. Rf6 Kh6 76. e6 {[%cal Be5e6,Be6e7,Be7e8,Be8f6][%mdl 32]} Kg7 77. Rf1 Kh8 78. e7 Kg8 79. e4 Kg7 80. e5 Kg8 81. e6 Kg7 82. e8=N+ Kh8 83. Rf7 {[%cal Rf7f8]} Kg8 84. Nf6+ Kh8 85. Nxh7 Kg8 86. Nf8 Kh8 87. Nxg6+ Kg8 88. Ne5 Kh8 89. g4 {[%cal Bg3g4,Bg4g5,Bg5g6, Bg6g7,Bg7g8][%mdl 32]} Kg8 90. g5 Kh8 91. g6 Kg8 92. g7 Kh7 93. e7 Kh6 94. e8=Q Kh7 95. g8=N+ Kh8 96. Ng6# {Precision: White = 43%, Black = 43%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Mareco, Sandro"] [Black "Vishnu Prasanna V"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D70"] [WhiteElo "2645"] [BlackElo "2510"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,73,0,-10,-11,0,0,0,-8,-5,-2,17,14,19,0,0,0,14,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-6, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,10,10]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nbd2 Bf5 5. g3 h6 6. Bg2 e6 7. O-O Nbd7 8. b3 Bd6 9. Bb2 Qb8 { D11: Slav Defence: 3 Nf3 sidelines and 3...Nf6 4 e3 Bg4} (9... O-O 10. e3 Ne4 11. Nxe4 Bxe4 12. Nd2 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 f5 14. a4 Qe7 15. Qc1 Nf6 16. Ba3 Ne4 17. Bxd6 Qxd6 {1/2-1/2 (50) Mecking,H (2597)-Toth,C (2348) Rio de Janeiro 2018}) 10. Qc1 O-O {LiveBook: 5 Games. The position is equal.} 11. Ba3 b5 12. Bxd6 Qxd6 13. Qc3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. c5 Qb8 14. a4 a5 15. Re1 b4 16. Qb2 Be4 17. Rac1 {1-0 (38) Bernard,C (2257)-Da Ces,P (1972) Cappelle-la-Grande 2014}) 13... bxc4 14. bxc4 Ne4 15. Nxe4 Bxe4 16. Rfc1 dxc4 17. Qxc4 Rfc8 18. Ne1 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 c5 20. Nf3 Rab8 21. Rab1 Rxb1 22. Rxb1 Nb6 23. Qa6 {[#] aiming for Rxb6!} Qd7 24. dxc5 Rxc5 25. Rb2 Rc7 26. Rd2 Qc8 27. Qb5 Rc5 28. Rd8+ Qxd8 29. Qxc5 Qd5 30. Qc2 a5 31. e4 Qd6 32. Qc3 a4 33. Ne5 f6 34. Nd3 Nd7 35. Kf1 Kh7 36. Ke2 Ne5 37. Nxe5 {Precision: White = 61%, Black = 75%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Adly, Ahmed"] [Black "Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A06"] [WhiteElo "2626"] [BlackElo "2294"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "141"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,141,0,-8,14,30,26,0,-3,-2,18,0,0,1,16,-38,0,0,0,0,3,0,51,39,45,32,38, 44,59,41,116,10,112,11,19,0,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,26,0,61,61,61,61,61,61,95,13, 20,19,70,17,22,27,66,0,14,0,61,0,45,0,85,18,38,12,31,10,12,13,20,25,61,61,61, 61,134,115,129,61,68,68,75,68,168,171,175,163,316,250,650,637,758,758,750,571, 761,497,758,749,751,741,655,629,555,265,29964,29965,29963,29964,29952,29949, 1719,1053,893,889]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bg4 3. Bg2 Nd7 4. c4 e6 5. cxd5 exd5 6. O-O Ngf6 7. h3 Bh5 8. Nc3 c6 9. d3 Bc5 10. e4 {A11: English Opening: 1...c6} (10. Qb3 Bb6 11. Na4 O-O 12. Nxb6 axb6 13. g4 Bg6 14. Nd4 Re8 15. f4 h6 16. Rf2 b5 17. Qc2 Qb6 {1/2-1/2 (59) Meier,G (2647)-Ghosh,D (2556) chess.com INT 2018}) 10... dxe4 11. dxe4 {LiveBook: 10 Games} Bxf3 12. Qxf3 {The position is equal.} Ne5 13. Qf5 Qe7 14. Rd1 $146 {[%mdl 2048] White is not keeping still} ({ Predecessor:} 14. Kh2 Qe6 15. Qxe6+ fxe6 16. f4 Nd3 17. e5 Nd5 {1-0 (59) Lorparizangeneh,S (2478)-Timerkhanov,A (2340) Khanty-Mansiysk 2016}) 14... a6 15. Bf4 Nfd7 $1 16. Qh5 O-O 17. Rd2 (17. Qe2 $11) 17... g6 18. Qe2 g5 19. Be3 Bxe3 20. Qxe3 Nc4 {[#]} (20... Rfd8 $11 21. Bf1 g4) 21. Rxd7 $1 $14 {[%mdl 512] } Qxd7 22. Qxg5+ Kh8 23. Qf6+ {[%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} Kg8 24. b3 Na3 (24... Nb6 $1 $14) 25. Qg5+ $16 Kh8 {[#]} 26. Rd1 ({White must play} 26. e5 $1 $16) 26... Qe6 $11 27. Na4 f6 $1 {[%cal Rf6g5]} 28. Qc1 {Threatens to win with Nc5.} (28. Nc5 {seems wilder.} fxg5 29. Nxe6 Rg8 30. Bf3 Rae8 31. Bg4) 28... Qe7 $1 29. Nc5 {And now Rd7 would win.} Rad8 30. Rxd8 Rxd8 31. Nxb7 Qxb7 32. Qxa3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQB} Kg7 33. Qc5 Qc7 ({Black should try} 33... Rd1+ $11 34. Kh2 Qc7) 34. Bf1 $14 Rd2 35. a4 a5 36. Bc4 Rd7 37. Kg2 (37. Qh5 $16) 37... Re7 $11 38. Kf3 Rd7 (38... Kh6 $11) 39. Qf5 (39. Qh5 $1 $14) 39... Rd8 40. Qg4+ Kh8 41. Qe6 (41. h4 $14) 41... Kg7 42. Qg4+ Kh8 43. Qf5 Kg7 44. Qc5 Rd7 $1 45. h4 ({White should play} 45. Qh5 $16) 45... Re7 46. Bf1 Re5 47. Qd4 Re7 48. Bh3 Qe5 49. Qc4 Qd6 50. Bf5 Re5 51. Kg2 Rc5 (51... Qc7 $14) 52. Qe2 $16 {Strongly threatening Qh5.} Qe7 53. Qd3 (53. Qg4+ $16 Kh8 54. Qf3) 53... Re5 54. h5 {[%cal Bh4h5,Bh5h6][%mdl 32]} Qf7 55. Qf3 Re8 ({Better is} 55... h6 $1 $14) 56. Qg4+ $18 Kh8 57. h6 Rg8 $2 (57... Ra8 58. Qd1 Qc7) 58. Qf4 Rf8 $2 (58... Qe7 59. Qc1 Qd6) 59. Qd6 Re8 60. Qxc6 Qf8 61. Qc1 Re7 62. Qd2 Ra7 (62... Re5 $142 63. g4 Qe8) 63. Qd4 Re7 64. Qc5 Rf7 65. Qd5 Ra7 66. e5 (66. Qb5 $142 Qd8 67. b4) 66... Qxh6 $2 (66... Qa8 $18 67. Qxa8+ Rxa8) 67. Qd8+ Kg7 68. e6 {[%cal Be5e6,Be6e7][%mdl 32]} Qc1 69. e7 {[%csl Ge7][%cal Rd8f8]} Qc6+ 70. Kh2 {[%csl Ge7][%cal Rd8f8]} Ra8 71. Bd7 {Precision: White = 52%, Black = 47%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo"] [Black "Inarkiev, Ernesto"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D27"] [WhiteElo "2624"] [BlackElo "2680"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "63"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 26,63,18,19,21,15,26,19,26,24,0,0,16,19,24,29,23,21,18,10,14,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 dxc4 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 c5 6. O-O a6 7. b3 b5 8. Be2 Nbd7 9. a4 b4 10. Bb2 Bb7 11. Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2, Bd2c4,Bc4d6][%mdl 32]} Be7 12. Rc1 {D27: Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical main line: 7 e4!? and 7 a4} Rc8 (12... O-O 13. dxc5 Bxc5 14. Ne5 Rc8 15. Bf3 Nd5 16. Nxd7 Qxd7 17. Nc4 Qe7 18. Qe2 Ba7 19. g3 Bb8 {1/2-1/2 (58) Aronian,L (2793)-Caruana,F (2808) Stavanger 2017}) 13. Nc4 O-O 14. Nfe5 {LiveBook: 7 Games} Qc7 15. Nxd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Bf3 cxd4 16. exd4 Qb8 17. Qe2 Nxe5 18. dxe5 Bxf3 19. Qxf3 Nd5 20. Qg4 Rc7 21. Rfd1 Rd8 22. Rd3 h5 23. Qd1 Rdd7 24. g3 {1/2-1/2 (24) Shishkov,P (2376)-Seelig,J (2323) ICCF email 2015}) 15... Nxd7 16. dxc5 Rfd8 17. Nd6 Nxc5 18. Qd4 {[%csl Gb2][%cal Rd4g7] [#]} Bf6 (18... f6 { keeps more tension.} 19. Nxc8 Rxd4 20. exd4 Qxc8 21. dxc5 Qa8) 19. Qxc5 Qxd6 20. Qxd6 Rxd6 21. Rxc8+ Bxc8 {The position is equal.} 22. Rc1 Bb7 23. Bxf6 gxf6 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 24. Kf1 Rd2 25. Bf3 Bxf3 26. gxf3 {KR-KR} Rb2 27. Rc6 a5 28. Rc5 Rxb3 29. Rxa5 Rb2 30. Rb5 b3 31. a5 Ra2 32. Rxb3 {Precision: White = 89%, Black = 93%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Maghsoodloo, Parham"] [Black "Sethuraman, S P."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A06"] [WhiteElo "2615"] [BlackElo "2631"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "97"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,97,-8,-12,0,10,4,15,15,12,12,12,16,11,12,40,18,39,39,91,81,82,65,112, 75,75,84,115,124,115,115,115,115,114,115,134,124,108,121,124,97,133,96,112,97, 144,114,118,122,188,156,211,204,221,223,212,190,228,221,216,201,220,205,206, 188,183,136,430,408,431,432,932,898,1977,1601,12837,12838,12838,12838,12839, 12839,12839,12838]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c5 4. c4 Nc6 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Nc3 Nc7 7. O-O e5 8. b3 Be7 9. Bb2 O-O {LiveBook: 40 Games. A34: Symmetrical English: 2 Nc3, lines with ...d5} 10. Ne1 (10. Rc1 f6 11. Ne1 Bd7 12. Nd3 Rc8 13. f4 exf4 14. Nxf4 Be8 15. e3 Bf7 16. Qe2 Re8 17. Ne4 Nb4 18. a3 Nba6 19. Nh5 {1-0 (28) Aronian,L (2815)-Svidler,P (2753) Flor & Fjaere 2014}) 10... Be6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... Bg4 11. Rc1 Qd7 12. Na4 Rad8 13. Nd3 Qxd3 14. exd3 Bxd1 15. Bxc6 bxc6 16. Rfxd1 f6 17. d4 cxd4 18. Rxc6 {0-1 (44) Tadic,B (2487) -Katanic Vujic,P (2293) Senta 2006}) 11. Bxc6 bxc6 {The position is equal.} 12. Nf3 f6 13. d3 Bh3 14. Re1 Ne6 15. Rc1 Qe8 16. Na4 Rd8 17. Rc4 Qg6 {[#]} ({ Black should try} 17... Nf4 $14) 18. Ba3 $1 $16 Rd5 19. Qc1 Bg4 20. Bxc5 (20. Nh4 {with more complications.} Qh5 21. f3 Bh3 22. Nxc5 Nd4 23. Ng2) 20... Nxc5 21. Nxc5 Bxf3 22. exf3 {Strongly threatening Ne6.} Bxc5 23. Rxc5 Qxd3 24. Kg2 Rxc5 25. Qxc5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} Qa6 26. Qc2 Rd8 27. Re3 h6 28. h4 Qb7 29. Rc3 Rd6 30. Rc5 Qb6 31. a4 Kh8 32. Rc4 a6 (32... Qb7 $16) 33. Rc5 Qb7 ( 33... a5 $16) 34. h5 Qb6 35. Qc3 Kh7 36. b4 Kh8 37. Qc4 Kh7 38. Qc2+ Kh8 39. Qc3 Kh7 40. Qc4 Kh8 41. Qf7 {And now Qf8+ would win.} Kh7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} ( 41... Rd8 $16) 42. Qg6+ $18 Kh8 {[#]} 43. Rxe5 $1 {[%mdl 512] White is clearly winning.} fxe5 (43... Rd8 $142) 44. Qxd6 {KQ-KQ} Kh7 45. Qxe5 Qxb4 46. Qe4+ Qxe4 47. fxe4 Kg8 48. Kf3 Kf7 49. Ke3 {Precision: White = 84%, Black = 30%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Petrosian, Tigran L"] [Black "Eljanov, Pavel"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2609"] [BlackElo "2700"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "112"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 28,112,16,5,16,0,10,0,3,-14,0,-40,-54,-57,-49,-77,-18,-42,0,0,0,0,0,-2, -14,-30,-31,-22,-29,-22,-27,-58,-58,-60,-63,-68,-65,-56,-58,-65,-63,-91,-96, -93,-82,-128,-125,-131,-114,-117,-123,-185,-179,-175,-55,-213,-203,-202,-58, -213,0,-135,-12,-12,-20,-15,-16,-17,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-10]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. b3 O-O 6. Bb2 c5 7. c4 Nc6 8. e3 d4 9. exd4 cxd4 10. Re1 Ne8 11. Ne5 {A14: English Opening: 1...e6 with b3 by White } Nxe5 12. Rxe5 f6 13. Re1 e5 14. Ba3 Bxa3 (14... Nd6 15. d3 Nf7 16. Bxe7 Qxe7 17. Nd2 Qc7 18. b4 Bd7 {1/2-1/2 (35) Giri,A (2782)-Nakamura,H (2787) Paris 2016 }) 15. Nxa3 {LiveBook: 10 Games} Rb8 16. b4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16. f4 Qe7 17. c5 Qxc5 18. Qc1 Qxc1 19. Raxc1 exf4 20. gxf4 {1/2-1/2 (58) Valdes Romero,L (2414)-Willemze,T (2377) Hoogeveen 2012}) 16... Nc7 17. d3 b6 18. Qa4 a6 19. f4 exf4 20. gxf4 Kh8 21. b5 Qd6 (21... a5 $17 {White must now prevent ...Ne6.} 22. Nc2 Ne6) 22. Nc2 a5 23. Qa3 $1 {[%cal Ra3d6]} Qxa3 24. Nxa3 Ne6 25. Rf1 Nc5 26. Nc2 Bf5 27. Nxd4 Bxd3 28. Rfc1 Rbd8 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is pushing.} 29. Nb3 {White wants to play Nxc5.} Ne6 30. a4 $1 Nxf4 {aiming for ...Ne2+.} 31. c5 Ne2+ 32. Kf2 Nxc1 33. Rxc1 bxc5 34. Nxc5 Bf5 35. b6 Rd2+ 36. Kg1 Rb2 37. b7 h5 38. Bc6 Rb8 39. Bb5 (39. Re1 $17) 39... Kh7 40. h4 g5 (40... Bg4 $19 41. Rf1 Kg6) 41. hxg5 $2 ({White must play} 41. Re1 $1 $15) 41... fxg5 $19 42. Re1 {[#] } h4 (42... Kh6 $1 $19 {Hoping for ...h4.} 43. Re7 Rd8) 43. Re7+ $2 {[#]} ({ White should try} 43. Re5 $15 Bg6 44. Re7+ Kh6 45. Na6) 43... Kg6 $2 ({Black should play} 43... Kh6 $1 $19 44. Na6 Rd8) 44. Na6 (44. Re8 $1 $11 {was the only way to keep the balance.} Rxb7 45. Nxb7) 44... Rxb7 ({Better is} 44... Rb1+ $17 45. Kf2 Rh8) 45. Rxb7 $11 {And now Be8+ would win.The position is equal.} Kf6 46. Bc6 Rc2 47. Rb6 Ke5 48. Rb5+ $1 Kf4 49. Rc5 $1 Rd2 50. Nc7 h3 { [%cal Bh4h3,Bh3h2][%mdl 32]} 51. Nd5+ (51. Rxa5 {gets mated.} h2+ 52. Kf1 Be4 53. Ke1 Ra2 54. Rf5+ Kxf5 55. Bd7+ Ke5 56. Bh3 h1=Q+ 57. Bf1 Bg2 58. Ne8 Qxf1#) 51... Kg3 {[%cal Rd2d1]} 52. Ne3 Bd3 53. Rxg5+ Kf4 54. Rxa5 h2+ 55. Kh1 { Ng2+ is the strong threat.} Kxe3 56. Rh5 Be4+ {[%mdl 32768] Precision: White = 57%, Black = 58%. . Loss on Time!?} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Tabatabaei, M amin"] [Black "Jones, Gawain C B"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C78"] [WhiteElo "2605"] [BlackElo "2675"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "104"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,104,15,26,15,16,0,0,0,10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,31,21,34,0,16, 0,0,0,0,-23,0,-26,18,21,59,59,59,59,61,59,96,69,94,94,99,108,97,98,106,23,33,0, 24,32,18,0,0,0,33,0,0,0,0,0,8,0,0,0,0,-11268,-9010,-6685,-12818,-11268,-11904, -12819,-9610,-1758,-789,-12834,-11410,-8693,-6346,-29953,-11774,-29960,-5114]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. Nc3 O-O 8. d3 d6 {LiveBook: 15 Games. C78: Ruy Lopez: Archangelsk and Möller Defences} 9. Bg5 (9. Nd5 h6 10. c3 Rb8 11. Re1 Ba7 12. Be3 Bxe3 13. Nxe3 Re8 14. a4 b4 15. a5 bxc3 16. bxc3 {1/2-1/2 (66) Anand,V (2783)-Carlsen,M (2822) Saint Louis 2017}) 9... h6 $1 {[%cal Rh6g5]} 10. Bh4 Bg4 {The position is equal.} 11. Nd5 g5 12. h3 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 12. Bg3 Nd4 13. h4 Nxf3+ 14. gxf3 {1-0 (43) Kanakaris,G (1750)-Tsekouras,O (1390) Greece 2001}) 12... Bxf3 13. Qxf3 Kg7 14. Nxf6 Qxf6 15. Qxf6+ Kxf6 16. Bd5 Nd4 17. Bxa8 Rxa8 18. Bg3 {Black must now prevent c3.} Nxc2 19. Rad1 $1 Ke6 20. Kh2 f5 21. exf5+ (21. Rd2 $5 {[%cal Re4f5]} Nd4 22. f3 $11) 21... Kf6 22. a3 Nd4 23. Rc1 Nxf5 24. Rfe1 {[#] And now Bxe5+! would win.} Bb6 25. Re4 (25. f3 { NOTEXT} a5 26. Rc6 Ke7 27. Rc2 Nd4 28. Rd2) 25... c5 (25... Bd4 {NOTEXT} 26. Re2 c5 27. f3 Be3 28. Rc3 a5) 26. f3 Nxg3 27. Kxg3 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRB} d5 28. Re2 $1 Rc8 29. b3 Rc6 30. h4 gxh4+ 31. Kxh4 Kf5 32. g3 { [%cal Bg2g3,Bg3g4][%mdl 32]} Bc7 33. Kh5 Bd6 34. f4 (34. Kxh6 $2 c4 $19) ({ Better is} 34. a4 $16) 34... exf4 35. g4+ Kf6 36. Rce1 {[#] Strongly threatening Re6+.} Bf8 $1 37. Rf1 Bd6 $1 38. Rfe1 {aiming for Re6+.} Bf8 $1 39. Rf1 Bd6 $1 40. Kxh6 c4 41. bxc4 bxc4 42. dxc4 dxc4 {...c3 is the strong threat. } 43. g5+ Kf5 {Hoping for ...Bc5+.} 44. Kh5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (44. g6 $11) 44... Rc8 $19 {[%cal Rc8h8]} 45. Kh6 Be5 46. Rxe5+ Kxe5 {KR-KR} 47. g6 Ke4 48. g7 f3 (48... c3 $142 49. Re1+ Kd3) 49. Kh7 c3 {[%cal Bc4c3,Bc3c2][%mdl 32]} 50. Re1+ Kd3 51. Rd1+ Ke2 52. Rd6 c2 {Precision: White = 46%, Black = 71%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Firouzja, Alireza"] [Black "Hejazipour, Mitra"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D41"] [WhiteElo "2572"] [BlackElo "2304"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "127"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,127,15,12,13,27,22,0,8,-10,-9,0,-1,-11,12,10,16,13,14,11,90,87,85,89, 94,97,81,79,279,278,280,283,277,274,274,275,268,256,238,252,739,629,591,348, 336,247,245,148,267,277,263,252,252,250,320,313,294,283,277,247,365,365,358,0, 352,342,327,338,316,302,262,205,198,196,196,198,198,198,198,193,12831,12831, 12835,12835,12836,12835,12836,12835,12839,12839,12840,12840,12841,12841,12842, 12843,12843,12843,12844,12844,12845,12845,12845,12846,12846,12847,12847,12847, 12847,12848,12848,12849]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 cxd4 6. Qa4+ Bd7 7. Qxd4 exd5 8. Bg5 Nc6 {D41: Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch with 5 cxd5} 9. Qd2 Be6 10. e3 {LiveBook: 5 Games} h6 {The position is equal.} (10... Be7 11. Bd3 O-O 12. O-O h6 13. Bf4 a6 14. h3 b5 15. Rac1 Rc8 16. a4 {1/2-1/2 (34) Zhou,J (2565)-Wei,Y (2625) Xinghua 2014}) 11. Bxf6 Qxf6 12. a3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. Bb5 Bc5 13. Nxd5 Bxd5 14. Qxd5 Bb4+ 15. Kf1 O-O 16. Bxc6 bxc6 17. Qd4 Qe7 18. a3 Bd6 19. Ke2 Rfd8 20. Qc3 Qb7 21. Rhd1 Be7 22. Nd4 {1/2-1/2 (64) Vaarala,E (1964)-Porte,H (2115) Helsingor 2009}) 12... Be7 13. Be2 O-O 14. O-O Rfd8 15. Rfd1 Na5 {next ...Nb3 is good for Black. } 16. Nd4 Nc4 17. Qc2 Rac8 18. Qb3 Rd6 (18... Bd6 $11 {remains equal.}) 19. Qxb7 $16 Rb6 20. Qxc8+ $1 Bxc8 21. Nxd5 Qe5 22. Bxc4 Rg6 $2 ({But not} 22... Rxb2 $2 23. Nc6 $18) (22... Rd6 $16 {is a better defense.}) 23. Nf3 $1 $18 { [%cal Rf3e5]} Qe4 {...Rxg2+! is the strong threat.} 24. Rd4 Rxg2+ 25. Kxg2 { [%cal Bg1g2,Bg2g3,Bg3f3][%mdl 32]} Bh3+ 26. Kg3 Bd6+ 27. Nf4 Qf5 {[%csl Gh3] [%cal Rf5g4]} 28. Ne5 $1 g5 $2 (28... Qxe5 29. Kxh3 g5) 29. Rxd6 Qxe5 30. Rd4 Bf5 {intending ...Be4.} 31. Kf3 gxf4 32. Rg1+ Kh7 (32... Kf8 $16) 33. Rxf4 Bg6 34. h4 Qxb2 35. Kg3 Qg7 36. Kh2 Qe5 37. Rg3 Qe7 38. a4 a5 (38... Kh8 $142 39. Bd5 a5) 39. Bd5 Kh8 40. Bc4 Kh7 $1 41. Kg1 Qd7 42. Be2 Qd5 43. Kh2 Qe5 44. h5 Bf5 45. Bc4 Be6 46. Bxe6 fxe6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame [#] KQ-KRR} 47. Rh3 $1 Qg5 48. Rhh4 e5 $2 (48... Qd5 49. Rf7+ Kh8) 49. Rfg4 {White is clearly winning.} Qf5 50. Kg2 Qf6 51. Rh3 Qc6+ 52. Rf3 Qd5 53. e4 Qb7 54. Rfg3 Kh8 55. Rg8+ Kh7 { [#]} 56. R3g7+ $1 Qxg7+ 57. Rxg7+ Kxg7 {[#]} 58. f4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} exf4 { K3P-K3P} 59. Kf3 Kf6 60. Kxf4 Ke6 61. e5 {[%cal Be4e5,Be5e6][%mdl 32]} Ke7 62. Kf5 Kf7 63. e6+ Ke7 {[#]} 64. Ke5 $1 {Precision: White = 81%, Black = 46%.} ({ And not} 64. Kg6 Kxe6 65. Kg7 (65. Kxh6 Kf7 $11) 65... Ke7 $11) 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Narayanan S L"] [Black "Wang, Hao"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D45"] [WhiteElo "2568"] [BlackElo "2707"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "84"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,84,14,45,39,46,29,43,36,33,0,0,0,51,24,66,41,31,51,39,-35,-32,-54, -52,-47,-58,-60,-24,-94,-93,-104,-85,-89,-65,-211,-208,-199,-204,-251,-243, -250,-245,-253,-236,-220,-209,-256,-240,-263,-256,-306,-297,-337,-341,-320, -274,-294,-289,-329,-314,-557,-556,-594,-501,-1245,-1171,-1504,-1613,-1612, -1546]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Qc2 c6 6. e3 b6 7. Bd3 Bb7 8. b3 {D45: Semi-Slav: 5 e3} dxc4 9. bxc4 c5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 10. d5 { White is slightly better.} exd5 11. cxd5 Nxd5 12. Nxd5 Bxd5 13. O-O Be7 14. Rd1 Qc7 {[#]} (14... Bf6 $11 15. Rb1 Be6) 15. Bb2 $146 {[%mdl 1024] Black must now prevent Bb5. White has compensation.} ({Predecessor:} 15. Be4 Bxe4 16. Qxe4 Rc8 17. Bb2 {0-1 (30) Ghosh,D (2550)-Wang,H (2707) Al Ain 2015}) 15... Bc6 16. Bf5 Nf6 {[%cal Bd7f6,Bf6e4,Be4g5][%mdl 32]} 17. e4 Qb7 18. Ne5 (18. Ng5 $14) 18... Bxe4 $15 19. Bxe4 Qxe4 20. Qxe4 Nxe4 21. Re1 $1 {[%cal Re1e4]} Ng5 22. f4 (22. Nc6 $11 {remains equal.} Ne6 23. Bxg7) 22... Ne6 $17 23. Nc6 {[#] And now f5 would win.} Bf6 24. Bxf6 gxf6 25. f5 (25. Rad1 $15 O-O 26. f5) 25... Kd7 $19 26. fxe6+ fxe6 ({Stronger than} 26... Kxc6 27. exf7 Rhf8 28. Re6+ Kd7 29. Rxf6 $11) 27. Rad1+ Kxc6 28. Rxe6+ {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Kb5 29. Rxf6 Rad8 30. Rb1+ Ka6 31. h4 Rhg8 32. Rb3 {If White can now play Ra3+ this consolidates a bit.} Rd2 33. Ra3+ Kb5 34. Rb3+ Kc4 35. Rf4+ Rd4 36. Rf7 Rdg4 ({Don't take} 36... Rxh4 37. Rxa7 b5 38. Rb2 $19) 37. Rb2 R8g7 ({Less strong is} 37... Rxh4 38. Rxa7 Rh6 39. Re7 $17) 38. Rxg7 $2 (38. Rf3 {might work better.}) 38... Rxg7 {Black is clearly winning.} 39. Kf2 Kd3 {[#] Strongly threatening ...c4.} 40. Rb3+ (40. Ke1 $142 h5 41. Rf2) 40... Kc2 41. Re3 c4 42. Re2+ Kb1 {Precision: White = 31%, Black = 76%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Petrosyan, Manuel"] [Black "Artemiev, Vladislav"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D85"] [WhiteElo "2560"] [BlackElo "2701"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "118"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,118,13,11,11,11,11,11,11,15,15,13,18,18,8,0,5,-6,-7,-67,-46,-95,-104, -95,-85,-97,-93,-90,-87,-89,-81,-113,-111,-139,-140,-145,-139,-148,-141,-141, -126,-203,-207,-208,-208,-207,-207,-207,-207,-208,-208,-208,-208,-208,-208, -208,-208,-208,-208,-208,-208,-208,-208,-208,-208,-208,-208,-208,-208,-208, -208,-208,-208,-208,-190,-197,0,-208,-208,-208,-197,-208,-208,-208,-208,-253, -208,-208,0,-245,-227,-12842,-12843,-12847,-12847,-12849,-12849]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Be3 c5 8. Rc1 Qa5 9. Qd2 O-O 10. Nf3 Rd8 11. d5 e6 12. Bg5 {D85: Exchange Grünfeld: Unusual White 7th moves and lines with 7 Nf3} f6 13. c4 {LiveBook: 10 Games} Nc6 14. Qxa5 { The position is equal.} Nxa5 15. Bd2 b6 16. Bd3 Nb7 17. O-O {[#]} Nd6 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 17... Bd7 18. Rfe1 Re8 19. Bc3 Rad8 {1/2-1/2 (71) Melkumyan,H (2583)-Sasikiran,K (2653) Moscow 2010}) 18. Rfe1 Bd7 19. h3 Rac8 20. Rb1 Re8 21. Bc3 ({White should play} 21. Rbc1 $11) 21... exd5 $1 $15 22. cxd5 {[#]} Ba4 $1 23. Ba6 {aiming for e5.} Rcd8 24. e5 fxe5 25. Bxe5 Bxe5 26. Nxe5 Kf8 27. Nc6 Rd7 28. Rbc1 Rxe1+ 29. Rxe1 Bxc6 30. dxc6 $17 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Rc7 31. a4 Nf5 32. a5 (32. Bb5 $17) 32... Rxc6 $19 33. Bb5 Rc7 34. axb6 axb6 35. Re6 c4 {Threatens to win with ...c3.} 36. Rxb6 c3 {[#] White must now prevent . ..c2.} 37. Bd3 {intending Bxf5.} c2 38. Bxc2 Rxc2 {KRN-KR} 39. g3 Kf7 40. Rb7+ Ne7 41. h4 Kf6 42. Kg2 h6 43. Rb6+ Rc6 44. Rb2 Nf5 45. Ra2 Nd6 46. Ra4 Nc4 47. Ra8 Ne5 48. Ra2 Nd3 49. Ra3 Ne5 50. Ra2 $1 Kf5 51. Rd2 Rc1 52. Rd8 Rc2 53. Rf8+ Ke6 54. Kg1 Kd5 55. Kg2 Ke6 56. Kg1 $1 Ke7 57. Rf4 $2 (57. Rg8) 57... Rc4 { Black is clearly winning.} 58. h5 Rxf4 59. gxf4 Nd3 {Precision: White = 41%, Black = 89%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Abdusattorov, Nodirbek"] [Black "Adhiban, B."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C78"] [WhiteElo "2540"] [BlackElo "2661"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "180"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,179,18,10,20,0,0,0,8,11,15,0,2,0,4,0,0,-8,20,0,0,-9,0,-1,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,10,10,12,8,8,10,20,0,0,0,4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-101,-37,-42,-47,-43,-45, -53,-23,-11,-9,-76,-76,-76,-76,-102,0,0,0,-116,-116,-116,-116,-116,-75,-120, -81,-81,-81,-81,-81,-130,0,0,0,-130,-122,-130,-130,-81,-81,-81,-124,-115,-81, -81,-81,-81,-81,-81,-8,-81,-81,-81,-81,-81,-8,-8,0,-81,0,-81,-81,-81,-81,-81, -8,-81,-81,-81,-81,-81,-81,-81,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bb7 7. d3 Be7 8. Nc3 d6 9. a3 O-O 10. Bg5 {LiveBook: 6 Games} h6 {C84: Closed Ruy Lopez: Unusual White 6th moves} (10... Qd7 11. Qd2 Nd8 12. Nh4 Ne6 13. Nf5 Bd8 14. f4 exf4 15. Bxf4 d5 16. exd5 Nxd5 17. Be5 f6 18. Bg3 Nxc3 19. Qxc3 {1-0 (29) Kovalev,V (2636)-Pavasovic,D (2548) Heraklio 2017}) 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. Nd5 Nb8 13. a4 Nd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... Bxd5 14. Bxd5 c6 15. Bb3 Nd7 16. c3 Nc5 17. Bc2 Ne6 18. Re1 {0-1 (54) Gundavaa,B (2517) -Tsydypov,Z (2430) Ulaanbaatar 2016}) 14. axb5 axb5 15. Rxa8 Bxa8 16. Qd2 c6 17. Nxf6+ Qxf6 18. Qe3 Bb7 19. c3 c5 20. Nd2 Qe7 21. Ra1 Ra8 22. Rxa8+ Bxa8 23. Qe1 Nf6 24. Qa1 Bc6 25. Qa5 Ne8 26. Nf1 Qc7 27. Qa2 g6 28. Ne3 Nf6 29. h3 Kg7 30. Qa6 Qb7 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has good play.} 31. Qa5 c4 32. dxc4 bxc4 33. Bxc4 Qxb2 34. Qc7 Be8 35. Qe7 (35. Bd5 $11) 35... Nxe4 (35... Qb1+ $1 $17 36. Kh2 Qxe4) 36. Qxe8 $15 Qxf2+ 37. Kh1 Qf4 {And now ...Ng3+ would win.} 38. Nf1 $1 d5 {[%cal Bd6d5,Bd5d4][%mdl 32]} 39. Ba6 Nxc3 40. Qc6 (40. Nh2 $1 $11) 40... d4 $17 {[%mdl 1024] Black has strong compensation.} 41. Bc4 e4 42. Qd7 e3 {[#]} (42... d3 $1 $17 43. Qd4+ Qf6 44. Qxf6+ Kxf6) 43. Ng3 $1 $11 {[%mdl 512]} h5 { [#]} (43... Qxg3 44. Qxf7+) 44. Nf5+ (44. Bxf7 $1 $11 {[%mdl 512] was the only way to keep the balance.} Qxf7 45. Qxd4+ Qf6 46. Qa7+ Kg8 47. Qb8+ Kh7 48. Qa7+ Qg7 49. Qxe3) 44... Qxf5 $17 45. Qxd4+ Qf6 46. Qxe3 h4 47. Qd3 Na4 48. Bxf7 Qa1+ (48... Kxf7 49. Qd7+ Qe7 50. Qxa4 $11) (48... Qxf7 $6 49. Qd4+ Qf6 50. Qxa4 $11) 49. Kh2 Qe5+ 50. Kh1 Qa1+ ({Much worse is} 50... Kxf7 $6 51. Qc4+ Qe6 52. Qf4+ Kg7 53. Qd4+ Kf7 54. Qf4+ Kg7 55. Qd4+ Kg8 56. Qxa4 $11) (50... Qe1+ $17 51. Kh2 Qg3+ 52. Qxg3 hxg3+ 53. Kxg3 Kxf7) 51. Kh2 $11 Qe5+ (51... Kxf7 $11 52. Qd7+ Kf6 53. Qd6+ Kf5 54. Qd7+ Kf4) 52. Kh1 $17 Qe1+ ({Reject} 52... Kxf7 $6 53. Qc4+ Kg7 54. Qxa4 $11) 53. Kh2 Qg3+ $1 ({Of course not} 53... Kxf7 $6 54. Qd7+ Kf6 55. Qxa4 $11) 54. Qxg3 hxg3+ 55. Kxg3 Kxf7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KN-KPP} 56. h4 Kg7 57. Kf4 {[#]} Kh6 $1 58. g4 Nc3 59. Ke5 Nb1 ({Black should play} 59... Na2 $17 {Strongly threatening ...Nb4.} 60. Ke4 Nc3+ 61. Ke5 Ne2) 60. Kf4 (60. Ke4 $1 $11) 60... Nd2 61. Ke3 Nb3 62. Ke4 Kh7 ({Better is} 62... Nc5+ $17 63. Ke3 Kg7) 63. Kf4 $11 Kh6 (63... Nc5 $11) 64. Ke4 $17 Nd2+ 65. Ke3 Nc4+ 66. Kd4 Nd6 (66... Nb6 {looks sharper.} 67. Ke5 Nd7+ 68. Kf4 Nf8 69. Ke5 Kg7) 67. Ke5 Nf7+ (67... Ne8 $17 68. Kf4 Nd6) 68. Kf4 (68. Ke6 $11 {keeps the balance.} Kg7 69. h5) 68... Nd8 69. Ke4 Kg7 70. Ke5 Nf7+ 71. Kf4 {[#]} Kf6 ({ Black should try} 71... Kh6 $1 $17 {...Nd8 is the strong threat.} 72. Ke4 Nd6+ 73. Ke5 Nb7) 72. g5+ $1 $11 {The position is equal.} Kg7 73. Kg4 Ne5+ 74. Kf4 Nc4 75. Kg4 Ne3+ (75... Nb2 $5) 76. Kf4 Ng2+ (76... Nd1 {keeps more tension.} 77. Kg4 Nf2+ 78. Kg3 Ne4+ 79. Kf3 Nd2+) 77. Kg3 {[#]} Nxh4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 78. Kxh4 {KP-KP} Kf7 79. Kg4 Ke6 80. Kf3 Kf5 81. Kg2 Kxg5 {KP-K} 82. Kg3 Kf5 { [%cal Bg5f5,Bf5f4,Bf4g4,Bg4f3,Bf3g3][%mdl 32]} 83. Kf3 g5 84. Kg3 {[%cal Bf3g3, Bg3g2,Bg2f2][%mdl 32]} g4 85. Kg2 Kf4 86. Kf2 g3+ 87. Kg2 Kg4 88. Kg1 Kf3 { ( -> ...g2)} 89. Kf1 g2+ $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (89... Ke4 90. Kg2 Kf5) 90. Kg1 Kg3 { Precision: White = 71%, Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Puranik, Abhimanyu"] [Black "Raahul V S"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C60"] [WhiteElo "2520"] [BlackElo "2258"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,71,16,13,46,42,53,35,92,97,108,89,109,115,105,105,106,110,72,78,83, 118,112,27,20,20,14,22,28,9,22,14,152,150,131,135,185,156,282,179,302,312,516, 505,614,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. d4 exd4 5. Bg5 Be7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. Bxc6 dxc6 8. Qxd4 Nf6 9. Nc3 {LiveBook: 104 Games} c5 { C60: Ruy Lopez: Unusual Black 3rd moves and 3...g6} (9... Bg4 10. Nd2 c5 11. Qe3 O-O-O 12. f3 Be6 13. O-O-O b6 14. g4 Nd7 15. h3 Ne5 16. f4 Nc6 17. Nf3 { 0-1 (34) Guseinov,G (2645)-Carlsen,M (2832) chess.com INT 2017}) 10. Qe3 Bd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... O-O 11. O-O-O Bd7 12. e5 Ng4 13. Nd5 Qe6 14. Qxc5 b6 15. Qd4 c5 16. Qf4 Bc6 17. Ng5 Qxe5 18. Qxg4 Bxd5 19. Rhe1 Qd6 20. Qh4 h5 21. Ne4 {1-0 (21) Czakon,J (2370)-Bartel,M (2150) Krynica 2003}) 11. O-O-O { e5 is the strong threat.} Bc6 (11... O-O-O $1 $14) 12. Rhe1 $16 O-O {[#]} 13. e5 $1 {aiming for Qg5.} Nd7 14. Nd5 Bxd5 15. Rxd5 c6 16. Rd6 Rfe8 17. Qf4 Nb6 18. c4 Rad8 {[#]} 19. Red1 ({White should play} 19. b3 $1 $16) 19... Rxd6 $11 20. Rxd6 Nd7 {[%cal Rd7e5]} 21. e6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} fxe6 {White must now prevent ...e5.} 22. Qd2 Nb6 23. Ne5 Qh4 (23... Rf8 $11) 24. f4 $16 {[%mdl 1024] White has strong compensation.} Rf8 25. g3 Qh3 {Threatening ...Nxc4!} 26. Qe2 Kh8 (26... Qf5 $16 {is a better defense.} 27. Ng4 Kg7) 27. Nf3 Qh5 (27... Re8 $142 28. Ng5 Qf5) 28. Rxe6 $18 Nxc4 $2 (28... Nc8 29. Re8 Qf5 30. Rxf8+ Qxf8 31. Qe5+ Kg8 32. Qe6+ Kh8) 29. Re8 Kg7 30. Qe7+ $2 ({White must play} 30. Re7+ $18 Kg8 31. Qxc4+ Qd5 32. Qxd5+ cxd5 33. Rxb7) 30... Rf7 $11 {The position is equal.} 31. Qd8 {White threatens Ng5 and mate.} Qd5 $1 32. Rg8+ Kh6 33. Qh4+ Qh5 34. Qd8 Qd5 $1 35. Qh4+ Qh5 36. Qd8 { Precision: White = 70%, Black = 42%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Gagare, Shardul"] [Black "Jumabayev, Rinat"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A40"] [WhiteElo "2502"] [BlackElo "2612"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "134"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,134,22,33,0,2,-6,-6,-6,0,0,118,92,119,110,108,112,112,107,118,117, 115,107,133,127,115,-12,-10,-19,-27,-30,0,0,0,0,22,-31,0,0,0,0,-5,-60,-58,-58, -58,-132,-131,-118,-125,-124,-94,-117,-121,-125,-125,-165,-165,-165,-145,-153, -145,-145,-145,-185,-204,-229,-230,-232,-232,-243,-229,-348,-348,-344,-336, -390,-393,-365,-324,-423,0,-353,-302,-431,-392,-527,-527,-525,-522,-522,-520, -517,-500,-520,-490,-509,-477,-527,-452,-452,-452,-485,-437,-730,-729,-729, -705,-6319,-6258,-6095,-5568,-5065,-2392]} 1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. g3 c5 4. d5 b5 5. cxb5 a6 6. bxa6 Nf6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Bg2 d6 9. Nf3 Nbd7 {[%cal Bb8d7,Bd7b6, Bb6c4][%mdl 32] A58: Benko/Volga Gambit: Lines with 5 bxa6} 10. O-O Nb6 11. Nh4 Bxa6 12. Qc2 Nfd7 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 13. Rb1 Nc4 14. Bh3 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 14. b3 Qa5 15. Na4 Rfb8 16. Nf3 Qb4 17. Bh3 {0-1 (39) Volodin,A (2473)-Dominguez Perez,L (2720) Baku 2016}) 14... Ra7 15. a3 Qa5 16. b4 $1 {[%cal Rb4a5,Bb2b4,Bb4b5,Bb5b6][%mdl 32]} Qc7 {[#]} ({Avoid the trap} 16... Nxa3 $2 17. Bxa3 Qxa3 18. Rb3 $18) (16... cxb4 $11 {keeps the balance.} 17. axb4 Qc7) 17. b5 $1 $16 {[%cal Rb5a6]} Bb7 { [#]} 18. b6 $1 $36 {[%cal Rb6c7][%mdl 2560] Black is under strong pressure.} Ndxb6 (18... Ncxb6 19. Nb5) 19. Nb5 $1 {[%csl LRa7,LRc7]} Qb8 20. Nxa7 Qxa7 21. e4 Qa5 22. Rd1 Ba6 23. Bf1 Bb5 24. Rxb5 (24. Rb3 $16) 24... Qxb5 $11 25. Nf3 { Hoping for Nd2.} Ra8 26. Rd3 Qa4 27. Qb1 Nd7 {...Rb8 is the strong threat.} 28. Rb3 h6 29. Rb7 (29. Qc2 $11 Nce5 30. Nxe5 Nxe5 31. Kg2) 29... Na5 30. Rb5 Qd1 31. Kg2 c4 {Threatens to win with ...Nb3.} 32. Be3 (32. Bd2 $11 Qxb1 33. Rxb1) 32... Qxb1 $15 33. Rxb1 Nf6 34. Bd2 ({White should play} 34. Rb4 $15) 34... Nxe4 $17 35. Bxa5 Rxa5 36. Bxc4 Nc5 37. Rb8+ Kh7 38. h4 Rxa3 39. Re8 Bf6 40. Rb8 Kg7 41. Rb4 Rc3 42. Bb5 Rc2 43. g4 Bc3 44. Rf4 Bd2 45. Rc4 Rb2 46. Nxd2 Rxd2 $19 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 47. Bc6 (47. Rf4 $142) 47... Nd3 48. Kg3 Nxf2 49. Rf4 Nd3 50. Rd4 Nc5 51. Rf4 Nd3 52. Rd4 g5 53. hxg5 (53. Ba4 {was called for.}) 53... hxg5 54. Ra4 Ne5 {Black is clearly winning.} 55. Bb7 Rb2 56. Bc8 Rb3+ 57. Kg2 Ng6 58. Ra5 Nf4+ 59. Kf2 Kf6 60. Bd7 Rd3 61. Bc6 Ng6 62. Ra4 Ne5 63. Bb7 (63. Bb5 $142 Rxd5 64. Be2) 63... Rf3+ 64. Kg2 Rf4 65. Rxf4+ gxf4 66. Bc8 Kg5 67. Kh3 Nc4 {Precision: White = 45%, Black = 74%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Yakubboev, Nodirbek"] [Black "Amin, Bassem"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A40"] [WhiteElo "2482"] [BlackElo "2700"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,60,45,53,54,53,43,56,50,59,40,45,35,39,35,30,10,10,19,39,39,39,35,39, 42,46,11,13,13,10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,7]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 c5 4. Nf3 {[%cal Bg1f3,Bf3d4,Bd4c2,Bc2e3,Be3d5][%mdl 32]} cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nc6 6. Bg2 Qb6 7. Nc2 d5 {A32: Symmetrical English: 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 e6} (7... Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Nc3 d6 10. e4 a6 11. Kh1 Rb8 12. Bd2 Bd7 13. g4 h6 14. f4 Nh7 15. Rc1 Rfc8 16. b3 Qd8 17. Ne2 b5 {1/2-1/2 (17) Bacrot,E (2721)-Leko,P (2756) Dortmund 2009}) 8. cxd5 exd5 9. O-O Be7 10. Nc3 O-O {LiveBook: 4 Games} 11. Ne3 d4 12. Ned5 Qd8 13. Nxe7+ Qxe7 14. Bxc6 $1 {[#] aiming for Nd5.} dxc3 {[#]} 15. Bf3 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 15. Bg2) 15... Bh3 16. Re1 Bg4 {Threatens to win with ...Rfd8.} 17. Bg5 cxb2 18. Rb1 $1 {[#] Hoping for Bxg4.} Rfd8 19. Qb3 {Bxg4 is the strong threat.} Bxf3 20. exf3 Qd6 21. Rxb2 b6 22. Rd2 Qc5 {The position is equal.} 23. Rxd8+ $40 { [%mdl 128] White attacks.} Rxd8 24. Bxf6 (24. h4 {NOTEXT} h6 25. Rc1 Qd5 26. Bxf6 Qxb3 27. axb3 gxf6 28. b4) 24... gxf6 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 25. Qa4 a5 26. Re8+ Rxe8 27. Qxe8+ Kg7 28. a4 h6 29. Kg2 Qd5 30. h3 Qc5 { Precision: White = 65%, Black = 81%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Darini, Pouria"] [Black "Ashwath, R."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B31"] [WhiteElo "2478"] [BlackElo "2250"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,74,0,0,0,0,-12,14,15,12,0,0,0,5,-2,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,7,12,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. O-O Bg7 6. Re1 Nh6 7. c3 O-O 8. d4 cxd4 9. cxd4 d5 10. e5 { B31: Sicilian: 2...Nc6 3 Bb5 g6} f6 11. exf6 (11. Nbd2 fxe5 12. Nxe5 Bxe5 13. dxe5 Qb6 14. Nf3 Nf5 15. h3 c5 16. g4 Ng7 17. Bg5 Qe6 {0-1 (35) Van Foreest,J (2609)-Dubov,D (2677) Germany 2018}) 11... exf6 12. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3a4, Ba4c5][%mdl 32]} Bg4 {LiveBook: 4 Games. The position is equal.} 13. Bxh6 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 13. h3 Bxf3 14. Qxf3 Nf5 15. Qd3 Qb6 16. Rd1 Rfe8 17. Kf1 Bf8 {0-1 (33) Padmini,R (2387) -Sebenik,M (2534) chess.com INT 2017}) 13... Bxh6 14. h3 Bd7 15. Na4 Rb8 16. Re2 Bf5 17. Nc5 Re8 18. Nh4 Be4 19. f3 Bg5 20. fxe4 {[#] Hoping for Nf3.} Bxh4 21. e5 fxe5 22. dxe5 Qb6 23. Rc1 Be7 24. Qd4 Bxc5 25. Rxc5 Re6 26. a3 a5 27. Kh1 Rbe8 28. b4 axb4 29. axb4 Qb8 {[%cal Re6e5]} 30. Kg1 Rxe5 31. Rxe5 Qxe5 32. Qxe5 Rxe5 33. Rxc6 $11 {KR-KR} Re2 34. Rc7 Rb2 35. Rb7 d4 36. Kf1 d3 {[#] White must now prevent ...Rb1+.} 37. Rd7 Rxb4 {Precision: White = 68%, Black = 78%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Grivas, Efstratios"] [Black "Bhambure, Shantanu"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E10"] [WhiteElo "2468"] [BlackElo "2155"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "96"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,96,0,0,16,0,0,0,0,-5,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,15,0,3,11,10,13,145,147,158,104, 98,87,125,118,118,45,50,21,36,12,12,10,29,27,16,14,25,0,0,0,0,0,77,-14,-14,-14, 0,-106,-100,-266,-240,-232,-211,-407,-100,-264,-95,-201,-201,-396,-411,-389, -371,-508,-471,-633,-548,-667,-487]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nbd2 Nbd7 5. g3 b6 6. Bg2 Bb7 7. O-O Be7 8. b3 O-O 9. Bb2 c5 10. Rc1 Rc8 11. e3 dxc4 12. Nxc4 {LiveBook: 7 Games} Bd5 $146 {E17: Queen's Indian: 4 g3 Bb7 5 Bg2 Be7} ({ Predecessor:} 12... b5 13. Nce5 Qb6 14. Qe2 Rfd8 15. Rfd1 Nxe5 16. Nxe5 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 Qb7+ 18. Qf3 Qxf3+ 19. Kxf3 Kf8 20. dxc5 Rxd1 21. Rxd1 Rxc5 {1-0 (55) Mchedlishvili,M (2621)-Smirnov,P (2626) Tashkent 2014}) 13. Qe2 Qc7 14. dxc5 Nxc5 {The position is equal.} 15. Nfe5 {[%cal Bf3e5,Be5d3,Bd3f4][%mdl 32]} Qb7 16. Bxd5 Nxd5 17. Rfd1 Rfd8 18. Bd4 f6 19. Bxc5 Bxc5 20. Nd3 Bf8 21. e4 { [%cal Be3e4,Be4e5][%mdl 32]} Nc7 22. e5 {next exf6 is good for White.} f5 ( 22... Nb5 $11) 23. Nf4 $16 {Threatens to win with Nd6.} Rxd1+ 24. Rxd1 ({ Better is} 24. Qxd1 Qb8 25. Nd6) 24... Qc6 25. a4 ({Reject} 25. Nd6 Rd8 $11) 25... Be7 26. h4 Rd8 27. Rxd8+ Bxd8 28. Qd3 Be7 $1 29. Qd4 Ne8 30. a5 {[%cal Ra5b6]} Bc5 31. Qd3 Kf7 32. axb6 axb6 33. Nd2 Nc7 34. Nf3 h6 35. h5 Nd5 (35... Ke7 $11) 36. Kg2 (36. Nxd5 $1 $16 Qxd5 37. Qxd5 exd5 38. Kf1) 36... Nxf4+ $11 37. gxf4 Ke7 38. Kg3 {[#]} (38. Qa6 $11) 38... Qe8 $1 $17 {[%cal Re8h5]} 39. b4 $2 (39. Qd2 $17) 39... Bxb4 $19 40. Nd4 Bc5 41. Nb3 $2 (41. Qc4 Qc8 42. Kg2) 41... Qd7 $2 (41... Qxh5 $19 42. Qd2 Qg4+ 43. Kh2 Ke8 44. Nxc5 bxc5) 42. Qa6 $2 (42. Nxc5 $17 bxc5 43. Qc4) 42... Qc7 $2 (42... Qd1 $19 {is more deadly. ( -> . ..Qg4+)} 43. Qa7+ Kf8 44. Nxc5 Qg4+ 45. Kh2 Qxf4+ 46. Kg2 Qg4+ 47. Kf1 Qd1+ 48. Kg2 Qd5+ 49. Kf1 Qd1+ 50. Kg2 Qg4+ 51. Kf1 Qc4+ 52. Kg2 bxc5 53. Qb8+ Kf7 54. Qc7+ Kg8) 43. Nd2 {[#]} (43. Qb5 $17 {might work better.}) 43... Qd8 $1 { [%cal Rd8d2]} 44. Nf3 $2 (44. Nc4) 44... Qe8 45. Qb7+ Kf8 46. Nh4 Qxh5 { ...Qg4+ is the strong threat.Black is clearly winning.} 47. f3 Qe8 48. Kh3 Kg8 {Precision: White = 32%, Black = 49%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Chakravarthi Reddy, M."] [Black "Mullick, Raahil"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A28"] [WhiteElo "2442"] [BlackElo "2053"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,73,-18,-16,-10,-16,-20,-12,0,0,18,-36,-31,-39,-40,-50,-6,-6,21,15,38, 0,18,10,15,0,26,25,24,40,62,67,72,58,62,50,39,0,40,-104,-10,-33,0,-98,0,-395, -368,-1224,-1246,-1229,-1058,-1038,-1031,-974,-947,-895,-333,-343,-350,-29972, -3587,-29986]} 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. a3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Qc2 Nxc3 7. bxc3 {A28: English Opening: Four Knights Variation} Bd6 8. e4 {LiveBook: 4 Games} (8. e3 O-O 9. d4 Qe7 10. Be2 b6 11. O-O Bb7 12. Re1 Rfe8 13. Bb2 Na5 14. Bb5 c6 {1-0 (22) Kramnik,V (2808)-Karjakin,S (2781) Stavanger 2017}) 8... Bg4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8... O-O 9. Be2 Qe7 10. O-O b6 11. d4 Bg4 12. Bg5 f6 13. Be3 Kh8 14. h3 Bd7 {0-1 (71) Bauer,C (2634)-Karpov,A (2670) Ajaccio 2007}) 9. Be2 {The position is equal.} Qe7 10. Rb1 Rb8 11. d4 {aiming for Nxe5.} O-O 12. d5 (12. Nxe5 $11 Bxe2 13. Nxc6 bxc6 14. Rxb8 (14. Kxe2 Rxb1 15. Qxb1 c5 $11) 14... Rxb8 15. Kxe2 (15. Qxe2 Bxa3 16. O-O Bxc1 $11)) 12... Na5 $15 13. O-O b6 14. a4 Bxf3 15. Bxf3 Nb7 16. g3 a5 17. Bg2 {[%cal Bf3g2,Bg2h3,Bh3e6,Be6f5] [%mdl 32]} Bc5 18. Kh1 Nd6 19. f4 f6 20. Bh3 Kh8 21. Be6 exf4 22. gxf4 f5 23. e5 Ne4 $1 24. Bxf5 Nf2+ $1 25. Kg2 {Black must now prevent Be6.} Qh4 26. Ba3 ( 26. Rb5 $14 {keeps the upper hand.} g6 27. Be6) 26... Ng4 ({But not} 26... Qxf4 27. Rxf2 Bxf2 28. Bxf8 $15) (26... Bxa3 $17 27. Rxf2 g6) 27. Bxc5 $11 Qxh2+ 28. Kf3 Qh3+ (28... Nxe5+ $1 $17 29. Ke3 Ng4+ 30. Kd4 bxc5+ 31. Kxc5 Qh4 32. Bxg4 Rxb1 33. Rxb1 Qxg4) 29. Ke4 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (29. Ke2 $1 $11 bxc5 30. Rxb8 Rxb8 31. Bxg4 Qxg4+ 32. Ke3) 29... Rxf5 $1 $19 30. Rh1 $2 {[#]} (30. Qd3 Qh5 31. Qg3) 30... Qg3 $1 {[%csl Gg3][%cal Rf5f4][%mdl 512]} 31. Qd2 {[#]} Nf6+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 32. exf6 Re8+ 33. Be7 Rxf6 34. Rbf1 Rxe7+ $2 (34... Rf7 35. Kd4 Rfxe7) 35. Kd4 Ref7 36. Ke4 $2 {[#]} (36. Kc4 $19) 36... g5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 37. Kd4 {Precision: White = 32%, Black = 40%.} (37. fxg5 Re7+) 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Sindarov, Javokhir"] [Black "Song, Yuxin"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2431"] [BlackElo "2075"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,77,34,25,72,60,105,120,115,94,78,89,98,74,85,87,77,65,77,74,83,86,86, 86,86,78,86,86,87,79,113,113,105,88,88,102,209,145,145,145,145,145,141,147,189, 189,185,182,29991,29992,29993,29994,29996,29997,29997,29998,29998,29999]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 e6 3. Bg2 d5 4. O-O Be7 5. d3 c5 6. Nbd2 Nc6 7. e4 dxe4 8. dxe4 Qc7 {C00: French: Unusual White 2nd moves} (8... e5 9. c3 O-O 10. Qe2 b6 11. Rd1 Qc7 12. Nf1 Rd8 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Ne3 Rxd1+ 16. Rxd1 Be6 17. Nd5 Qc8 18. Nxf6+ gxf6 {1-0 (61) Kobalia,M (2596)-Derjabin,I (2360) Sochi 2017}) 9. Qe2 e5 10. c3 h6 11. Nc4 Be6 12. Nh4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} O-O-O 13. Nf5 Ne8 $146 14. Nce3 Bf6 15. Nd5 Bxd5 16. exd5 Ne7 17. Nxe7+ Bxe7 18. Re1 Bd6 19. c4 f5 20. Qh5 Rf8 21. Bd2 Qf7 22. Qxf7 Rxf7 23. Bc3 e4 24. f3 exf3 25. Bxf3 Nf6 26. Re6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is really pushing.} f4 27. gxf4 Bxf4 28. Rf1 Rd6 (28... Kc7 $16 {was called for.}) 29. Bg2 Rxe6 30. dxe6 Be3+ 31. Kh1 Re7 32. Be5 h5 33. Bh3 Bd4 34. Bd6 Re8 $2 {[#]} (34... Kd8 $18 35. Bf5 (35. Bxe7+ Kxe7 36. Kg2 g6 $16) 35... b6 36. Bxe7+ Kxe7) 35. Rxf6 $1 {[%csl Gd6][%cal Re6e7] White mates.} ({Weaker is} 35. e7+ Ng4 $16) 35... g5 36. Rf8 Rxf8 37. e7+ g4 38. exf8=Q+ Kd7 39. Qe7+ {Precision: White = 91%, Black = 42%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Arjun Kalyan"] [Black "Aradhya, Garg"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C14"] [WhiteElo "2397"] [BlackElo "2218"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "110"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 26,110,15,4,4,5,35,39,45,22,25,23,23,29,27,17,27,25,36,25,40,27,58,55, 60,48,50,18,29,14,16,-3,-3,-4,0,-8,8,0,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,0,0,0,0,0,8,0, 0,0,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,0,0,-29968,-29971,-29970,-29971,-29974,-29978,-29980, -29981,-29981,-29980,-29982,-29983,-29982,-29983,-29984,-29985]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. f4 a6 8. Nf3 c5 9. dxc5 Nc6 10. Bd3 Qxc5 11. Qd2 b5 12. a3 Rb8 {C14: French: Classical System: 4 Bg5 Be7 main line} 13. b4 Qb6 14. Qf2 {[#] LiveBook: 3 Games} O-O $146 {The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 14... f6 15. exf6 Qxf2+ 16. Kxf2 gxf6 17. f5 { 0-1 (44) Gao,R (2424)-Ding,L (2659) Qinhuangdao 2011}) 15. O-O f6 16. exf6 Rxf6 17. Ne2 (17. Rae1 {seems wilder.} h6 18. g3 Qxf2+ 19. Rxf2 Rb7 20. Nd1) 17... e5 18. Qxb6 Rxb6 19. fxe5 Ndxe5 20. Nxe5 Nxe5 21. Nd4 Bd7 22. Nb3 Nc4 23. Nc5 Be8 24. Rfe1 Rb8 25. Re7 Ra8 26. Rae1 Bg6 27. Rc7 Rf7 28. Ree7 Rxe7 29. Rxe7 Nxa3 30. Ne6 Nxc2 31. Rxg7+ Kh8 32. Rxg6 hxg6 33. Bxc2 a5 34. bxa5 ({Much worse is} 34. Bxg6 a4 $17) 34... Rxa5 35. Nd4 Kg7 36. Kf2 Kf6 37. h4 b4 38. g4 {[%cal Bg2g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} Ra3 39. g5+ Ke5 $1 {[%cal Re5d4]} 40. Nc6+ Kf4 { [#] Hoping for ...b3.} 41. Bxg6 Ra2+ 42. Ke1 Kg4 43. Bd3 {Threatens to win with g6.} Kxh4 44. g6 Rg2 45. Ne7 Kh5 $1 46. Kf1 Rg5 47. Kf2 b3 48. Ke2 $2 { [%mdl 8192] [#]} (48. g7 $11 Rxg7 49. Nxd5) 48... Re5+ {Black mates.} 49. Kd2 Rxe7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KB} 50. Bb1 Rc7 51. Bd3 Kh6 52. Bf5 Kg7 53. Bd3 b2 54. Bc2 d4 {[%cal Bd5d4,Bd4d3][%mdl 32]} 55. Kd1 d3 {Precision: White = 52%, Black = 75%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Rajdeep Sarkar"] [Black "Priyanka Nutakki"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E19"] [WhiteElo "2393"] [BlackElo "1957"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "87"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,87,16,-12,10,10,17,24,20,26,106,0,10,2,26,11,18,-16,29,20,20,9,10,0, 0,0,41,39,91,91,91,89,120,127,184,176,237,184,175,156,163,131,206,189,249,221, 261,210,193,118,332,323,326,322,340,375,362,351,491,472,469,486,618,529,872, 869,961,913,5481,1406,29997,29998]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. c4 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Qc2 Nxc3 9. Qxc3 c5 10. Qc2 {LiveBook: 9 Games. aiming for Ng5.} f5 {E19: Queen's Indian: Old Main Line with 7...Ne4 8 Qc2 Nxc3 8 Qxc3} (10... Bxf3 11. Bxf3 Nc6 12. dxc5 Nd4 13. Qd3 Nxf3+ 14. Qxf3 Bxc5 15. Rd1 Qe7 16. b3 Rab8 17. Bb2 Rfd8 18. Rac1 Ba3 19. Bxa3 Qxa3 20. Rc2 Qc5 21. Rcd2 Qc7 22. Rd6 b5 23. cxb5 Rxb5 24. Rxd7 Rbb8 {1-0 (24) Fressinet,L (2660)-Mullon,J (2388) Nancy 2017}) 11. b3 d6 12. Bb2 Nd7 $146 {White has an edge.} ({Predecessor:} 12... Nc6 13. Rad1 Bf6 14. a3 cxd4 15. Nxd4 Nxd4 16. Bxd4 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 Qe7 18. a4 Rac8 {1/2-1/2 (35) Ostojic,P (2410)-Adam,W New York,NY 1979}) 13. Rad1 Qc7 (13... Be4 $11 {remains equal.} 14. Qc3 Rf7) 14. Ne1 ({Better is} 14. d5 $1 $16) 14... cxd4 $11 15. Bxd4 Nf6 16. Ba1 Rac8 17. Qb2 Ne8 18. Qd2 Nf6 19. Qe3 e5 {[%cal Be6e5,Be5e4][%mdl 32]} 20. Bxb7 Qxb7 21. Qd3 e4 22. Qd2 b5 ({Black should play} 22... d5 $14) 23. cxb5 $1 $16 Qxb5 24. Ng2 Rc6 25. Nf4 Rfc8 {[#]} (25... d5 $16) 26. Ne6 $1 $18 {[%cal Re6d4] And now Nd4 would win.} Qb7 (26... Rb6 {keeps fighting.} 27. Rc1 (27. Qg5 Kf7 $16) 27... Qd7) 27. Nd4 Rc5 28. b4 {[%cal Bb3b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} Rd5 29. Qb2 a5 {[#] } (29... f4 $16) 30. b5 $1 a4 (30... Rc4 $142 31. Qb3 Rb4) 31. Qb4 Ra8 32. Rb1 Rc5 33. Nc6 (33. Ne6 $18 {Threatens to win with Bxf6.} Rc2 34. Bxf6 Bxf6 35. Qxd6) 33... Bf8 $2 (33... Nd5 $16 34. Qd2 Bf6) 34. Bxf6 gxf6 35. Rfc1 Rxc1+ 36. Rxc1 d5 37. Qb2 Kg7 38. Nd4 Kg6 39. Rc6 Rb8 40. Qc3 {Nxf5! is the strong threat.} Qe7 41. Ne6 Rxb5 42. Nf4+ Kg5 43. h4+ (43. Rxf6 $142 e3 44. h4+ Kg4 45. Kg2 Qe4+ 46. f3+ Qxf3+ 47. exf3#) 43... Kg4 44. Kg2 {Precision: White = 75%, Black = 12%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Sidhant, Mohapatra"] [Black "Krithigga K"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A06"] [WhiteElo "2382"] [BlackElo "2003"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,75,16,22,36,35,51,46,53,33,28,33,34,45,57,77,75,59,77,100,187,174, 223,122,109,47,52,64,428,425,424,409,395,391,452,436,675,655,662,658,653,632, 672,707,678,670,900,900,839,819,1083,1088,1372,1354,1345,1270,1591,1047,1248, 1244]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. b3 Be7 5. Bb2 O-O 6. Nc3 c5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Nxd5 Qxd5 9. Bc4 Qd8 10. O-O {LiveBook: 6 Games. A13: English Opening: 1... e6} Nd7 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 10... Nc6 11. d4 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Nxd4 13. Bxd4 Bd7 14. Qh5 Bc6 15. Rad1 Qc7 16. Bd3 g6 17. Qe2 e5 {1/2-1/2 (47) Bocharov,D (2594)-Grachev,B (2653) Serpukhov 2018}) 11. d4 cxd4 12. Nxd4 {White is slightly better.} Nf6 13. Rc1 a6 14. Qf3 Qa5 15. a4 Qh5 16. Rfd1 Qxf3 17. Nxf3 Nd7 18. Be2 Nc5 (18... Rd8 $16 {keeps fighting.} 19. Rc7 Kf8) 19. Ba3 $18 b6 {[#]} 20. Nd4 (20. Ne5 $1 $18) 20... Re8 $16 21. b4 (21. a5 $16 {And now Bf3 would win.} Nxb3 22. Bxe7 Nxc1 23. Bf3) 21... Ne4 $1 $14 22. Nc6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is more active.} Bb7 $2 { [%mdl 8192]} ({Black should try} 22... Bf8 $1 $14) 23. Nxe7+ $18 Rxe7 24. b5 Ree8 25. Rc7 Bd5 26. bxa6 {White is clearly winning.} h6 (26... Rec8 $142) 27. f3 Nf6 28. e4 Bb3 29. Rd4 e5 30. Rb4 Be6 31. Rxb6 Nh5 32. a7 Nf4 33. Bb5 Red8 34. Rd6 Bb3 35. Rxd8+ Rxd8 36. Rd7 Rc8 {[#]} 37. Bc6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Be6 (37... Rxc6 38. a8=Q+) 38. Rd2 {Precision: White = 72%, Black = 43%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Kowsarinia, Amir"] [Black "Aditya Mittal"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A06"] [WhiteElo "2316"] [BlackElo "2212"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "85"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,85,37,2,35,18,40,27,29,33,33,26,44,0,0,-12,0,0,0,0,0,3,13,-25,17,7,7, 12,11,8,18,14,14,13,15,14,14,14,21,19,46,33,24,25,195,195,195,195,195,195,191, 184,559,545,686,514,595,595,29989,29990,29990,29991,29992,29993,29993,29994, 29994,29993,29994,29995,29995,29996,29996,29997]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Nf6 3. Bb2 c5 4. e3 e6 5. d4 Nc6 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. Nbd2 {LiveBook: 184 Games} h6 { D05: Colle System with ...e6} (8... b6 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. c4 dxc4 11. Nxc4 Bb7 12. Qe2 Qe7 13. Ng5 Rfd8 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. Bxh7+ Kf8 16. Ne4 {0-1 (39) Wojtaszek,R (2749)-Ganguly,S (2668) Doha 2016}) 9. a3 Nd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9... a6 10. Ne5 Nd7 11. f4 cxd4 12. exd4 f6 13. Ng6 {1-0 (43) Fiederling,W (2046)-Pramann,J (1781) Duisburg 1999}) 10. c4 cxd4 {White has an edge.} 11. exd4 b6 12. Qe2 Bb7 13. b4 (13. cxd5 $14 exd5 14. Rae1) 13... dxc4 $11 14. Nxc4 Bc7 15. Rac1 Ne7 16. Nce5 Nf6 17. b5 Ned5 18. Bb1 Qe7 19. Nc6 Bxc6 20. Rxc6 Bd6 21. Qd3 Rfc8 22. Rfc1 Rxc6 23. Rxc6 g6 24. g3 Rd8 25. Qb3 Qb7 26. Ne5 Ne7 { And now ...Bxe5 would win.} 27. Bxg6 Bxe5 $1 {[#]} 28. Bxf7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kg7 $2 (28... Kxf7 $11 29. Qxe6+ Ke8 30. Qxe5 Nfg8) 29. dxe5 $18 Nxc6 30. bxc6 ({And not} 30. exf6+ Kxf7 31. Qc2 Na5 $11) 30... Qxc6 31. Bxe6 Ne4 32. Bg4 { [#] Black must now prevent e6+.} Nxf2 $2 (32... Qc5 {is a better chance.} 33. e6+ Kg6) 33. e6+ {[%cal Be5e6,Be6e7][%mdl 32]} Kg6 34. e7 Qh1+ 35. Kxf2 { White wants to mate with Qe6+.} Qxh2+ 36. Kf3 {White mates.} Qh1+ 37. Kf4 Qf1+ 38. Bf3 Rd4+ 39. Bxd4 {[%cal Rb3g8]} Qc1+ 40. Qe3 Qc7+ 41. Qe5 Qc1+ 42. Be3 Qc4+ 43. Be4+ {Precision: White = 80%, Black = 38%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Srija, Seshadri"] [Black "Ahmed, Fareed"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C06"] [WhiteElo "2264"] [BlackElo "1989"] [Annotator "NA RC"] [PlyCount "96"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 2. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d5 {[%emt 0: 00:08]} 3. Nd2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 4. e5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nfd7 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 5. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:08]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 6. c3 { [%emt 0:00:05]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 7. Ne2 {[%emt 0:00:10]} cxd4 {[%emt 0:00: 17]} 8. cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} f6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 9. exf6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Nxf6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 10. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 11. O-O { [%emt 0:00:08]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 12. h3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} O-O {[%emt 0:00: 36]} 13. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:19:28]} 14. Re1 {[%emt 0:00:29]} Rae8 {[%emt 0:06:46]} 15. Rc1 {[%emt 0:00:29]} Re7 {[%emt 0:04:01]} 16. Nc3 { [%emt 0:00:32]} Qb8 {[%emt 0:06:18]} 17. Na4 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Be8 {[%emt 0:01: 51]} 18. Nc5 {[%emt 0:01:03]} Bh5 {[%emt 0:06:49]} 19. g4 {[%emt 0:00:42]} Nxg4 {[%emt 0:17:18]} 20. hxg4 {[%emt 0:01:28]} Bxg4 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 21. Be2 { [%emt 0:00:12]} Qe8 {[%emt 0:17:41]} 22. Ng5 {[%emt 0:50:39]} Bxe2 {[%emt 0:05: 47]} 23. Qxe2 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Qg6 {[%emt 0:06:12]} 24. Qd3 {[%emt 0:02:59]} Rf5 {[%emt 0:02:33]} 25. Qd2 {[%emt 0:04:31]} Bxc5 {[%emt 0:02:27]} 26. Rxc5 { [%emt 0:00:07]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 27. b4 {[%emt 0:00:22]} hxg5 {[%emt 0:01: 52]} 28. b5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Nd8 {[%emt 0:00:19]} 29. Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:19]} Rf8 {[%emt 0:01:39]} 30. Rec1 {[%emt 0:04:01]} Ree8 {[%emt 0:01:03]} 31. Kf1 { [%emt 0:01:09]} g4 {[%emt 0:00:22]} 32. Qc2 {[%emt 0:02:39]} Qh5 {[%emt 0:00: 42]} 33. Ke1 {[%emt 0:00:32]} g3 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 34. f4 {[%emt 0:01:43]} Qf3 { [%emt 0:00:38]} 35. Qe2 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Qe4 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 36. Kd2 {[%emt 0: 01:23]} Nf7 {[%emt 0:00:19]} 37. R8c7 {[%emt 0:01:22]} Nd6 {[%emt 0:00:53]} 38. Qg4 {[%emt 0:00:19]} Nf5 {[%emt 0:00:31]} 39. Bg1 {[%emt 0:01:05]} Qg2+ { [%emt 0:00:23]} 40. Kd3 {[%emt 0:00:50]} Qxa2 {[%emt 0:00:39]} 41. Qg6 { [%emt 0:01:20]} Qb3+ 42. Kd2 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Qb4+ {[%emt 0:00:26]} 43. R1c3 { [%emt 0:00:43]} Re7 {[%emt 0:00:43]} 44. R7c5 {[%emt 0:01:19]} Nd6 {[%emt 0:00: 23]} 45. f5 {[%emt 0:01:42]} Ne4+ {[%emt 0:00:33]} 46. Kc2 {[%emt 0:00:31]} Nxc3 {[%emt 0:00:19]} 47. Rxc3 {[%emt 0:00:53]} exf5 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 48. Be3 { [%emt 0:00:42]} Qxb5 {[%emt 0:00:54]} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "El Jawich, Amro"] [Black "Viani Antonio Dcunha"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B18"] [WhiteElo "2254"] [BlackElo "2435"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "112"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 37,112,41,40,0,0,0,0,0,0,-47,-50,-37,-37,-49,-19,-31,-23,-30,-21,-23, -18,-29,-16,-25,-25,-119,-109,-116,-112,-91,-91,-98,3,3,29,8,8,8,8,8,10,10,11, 0,0,0,0,-8,-8,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. h5 Bh7 8. Nf3 Nf6 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bd2 Nbd7 12. O-O-O Bd6 13. Ne4 Nxe4 14. Qxe4 Nf6 15. Qe2 Qc7 16. Kb1 {B19: Classical Caro-Kann: 4...Bf5 main line} O-O-O 17. c4 c5 18. Bc3 cxd4 19. Nxd4 a6 {LiveBook: 15 Games} 20. Rh3 (20. Nf3 Qc6 21. Rde1 Rd7 {0-1 (60) Puranik,A (2520)-Margvelashvili,G (2530) chess.com INT 2018}) 20... Rd7 21. Rhd3 {Nxe6! is the strong threat.} Rhd8 22. Nb3 {Threatens to win with c5!} Qc6 23. Ba5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 23. g3 Qe4 24. Qc2 {1-0 (34) Elieff, K-Zendrowski,J London,Canada 1993}) 23... Bc7 $1 {aiming for ...Rxd3.} 24. Rxd7 Rxd7 25. Rxd7 Qxd7 (25... Nxd7 {keeps more tension.} 26. Bxc7 Qxc7 27. Qg4 Qe5 28. f3 Nb6) 26. Bc3 {[#]} e5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 27. Qf3 (27. Bxe5 Qf5+) 27... Qg4 28. Qxg4+ Nxg4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBN-KBN} 29. f4 Nf6 30. fxe5 Nxh5 31. Nc5 (31. Kc2 $11) 31... Nf4 $17 32. e6 fxe6 33. Bxg7 {[#]} h5 $1 34. g3 Nh3 ( 34... Ne2 $17 35. Kc2 Bxg3) 35. Ne4 $11 ({Much worse is} 35. Nxe6 Bxg3 36. Nd4 h4 $17) 35... Kd7 36. Nf6+ Ke7 $1 {The position is equal.} 37. Nxh5 Kf7 38. Bc3 e5 39. g4 Nf2 40. Ng3 e4 41. Ne2 Nxg4 42. Bd4 Ke6 43. Kc2 Kf5 44. b4 Bf4 45. b5 e3 46. bxa6 bxa6 47. c5 Bc7 48. Kd3 Ke6 49. Bxe3 (49. Ke4 {seems wilder.} Kd7 50. Bxe3 Kc6 51. Bd4 Nh2 52. Nc1) 49... Nxe3 50. Kxe3 {KB-KN} Kd5 51. Kd3 Kxc5 52. Kc3 Ba5+ 53. Kb3 $1 Be1 54. Nc3 Kd4 55. Na4 Ba5 56. Nb2 Be1 {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 72%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Mohannad, Farhan"] [Black "Haddouche, Mohamed"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A55"] [WhiteElo "2219"] [BlackElo "2506"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "86"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,86,80,83,84,97,67,69,75,94,68,121,91,91,81,86,70,76,72,75,64,105,95, 87,100,92,88,105,103,131,108,106,100,132,132,134,71,151,126,214,207,538,531, 554,304,281,284,269,273,250,264,250,238,230,224,236,22,0,-471,-481,-479,-478, -443,-452,-5302,-720,-703,-680,-700,-694,-29991,-29992]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nf3 Nbd7 4. Nc3 e5 5. e4 Be7 6. Be2 O-O 7. d5 c5 8. O-O Ne8 9. Be3 {A56: Czech Benoni} (9. Ne1 Bg5 10. Nd3 g6 11. a3 Ng7 12. b4 Bxc1 13. Qxc1 b6 14. f4 Ba6 15. b5 Bc8 16. Qe3 exf4 17. Qxf4 Qe7 18. Bg4 {1/2-1/2 (18) Cvitan,O (2562)-Bu, X (2664) Biel 2013}) 9... g6 {LiveBook: 7 Games} 10. Qd2 Ng7 11. Bh6 {White is better.} Nf6 12. Ne1 a6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... Kh8 13. Nd3 Ng8 14. Be3 f5 15. f4 exf4 16. Bxf4 g5 {1-0 (65) Hanko,P (2199)-Borosova,Z (2295) Slovakia 2010}) 13. a3 Nd7 (13... Ng4 $14 14. Bxg4 Bxg4) 14. Nd3 f5 15. f4 Rf7 16. fxe5 Nxe5 17. Nxe5 dxe5 18. Rad1 Bd6 19. Bg5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has strong initiative.} Qc7 20. exf5 $1 gxf5 21. g4 e4 22. Bf4 Bd7 23. Bxd6 Qxd6 24. Qf4 Qg6 25. Kh1 $1 Re8 {[%cal Rf5g4]} 26. g5 ({White should try} 26. gxf5 $1 Bxf5 27. Qe3) 26... Rff8 {[#]} (26... Nh5 $142 27. Qe3 Ng7) 27. b4 $1 $16 Qb6 (27... cxb4 $16 28. axb4 Qb6) 28. d6 $18 {[%cal Bd5d6,Bd6d7][%mdl 32] aiming for Nd5.} Be6 $2 (28... Qd8 29. bxc5 Bc6) 29. d7 Rd8 30. Rd6 Qc7 31. Nxe4 {Strongly threatening Nf6+.} Bxd7 32. Nf6+ Rxf6 33. Rxf6 ({Resist} 33. gxf6 $6 Bc6+ 34. Rxc6 Qxc6+ 35. Bf3 Qxf6) 33... Bc6+ 34. Kg1 Qe7 35. Bf3 Rd4 36. Qg3 $2 ({ Only move:} 36. Bxc6 $18 Rxf4 37. Bd5+ Kh8 38. Rxf4) 36... Qe3+ $11 37. Kh1 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (37. Kg2 $1 $11 Qd2+ 38. Kh3) 37... Rd1 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512] ( -> ...Bxf3+)} 38. Kg2 (38. Rxd1 Bxf3+) 38... Bxf3+ 39. Qxf3 Qxg5+ 40. Kh3 (40. Qg3 $142 Rd2+ 41. Rf2 Rxf2+ 42. Kxf2 Qxf6 43. Qb8+ Qf8 44. Qxb7) 40... Rd4 ( 40... Rd3 $142 41. Rxf5 Qxf5+ 42. Kg2 Qg6+ 43. Kh1 Rxf3 44. Rxf3 cxb4 45. axb4 Qe4) 41. Qg3 Qxf6 42. Qb8+ Rd8 43. Qxb7 Qg5 {Precision: White = 51%, Black = 56%.} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Poormosavi, Seyed Kian"] [Black "Erigaisi Arjun"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C05"] [WhiteElo "2218"] [BlackElo "2481"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "161"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,161,22,43,47,77,47,58,55,79,87,100,103,97,100,91,72,69,53,98,68,68, 76,81,81,110,26,20,-62,18,17,77,-20,0,-7,10,0,10,0,0,0,0,0,11,0,0,-42,-47,-42, -8,-56,-33,-34,-34,-32,-28,-37,-35,-59,-68,-81,-79,-114,-114,-119,-120,-124, -104,-131,-108,-113,-108,-129,-108,-129,-115,-141,-117,-129,-117,-144,-107, -144,-85,-129,-144,-144,-144,-144,-144,-144,-144,-144,-70,-72,-65,-83,-18,-78, -86,-79,-81,-90,-90,-140,-87,-147,-87,-90,-79,-87,-81,-86,-81,-83,-79,-72,-55, -86,-65,-59,-44,-37,-37,-37,-37,-41,-44,-47,-38,-42,-40,-57,-58,-73,-72,-72, -72,-72,-72,-72,-72,-72,-72,-84,-69,-141]} 1. e4 {[%cal Be2e4,Be4e5][%mdl 32]} e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. Ngf3 g6 8. h4 h6 { C06: French Tarrasch: 3...Nf6 4 e5 Nfd7 5 Bd3 main lines} 9. a3 (9. Qe2 Bg7 10. a3 a5 11. Qe3 b6 12. Nf1 Ba6 13. Bxa6 Rxa6 14. N1h2 Ra7 15. Ng4 a4 16. Qf4 { 0-1 (53) Guseinov,G (2646)-Socko,B (2593) Riadh 2017}) 9... a5 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 10. Nf1 Rb8 $146 {White is slightly better.} ({Predecessor:} 10... c4 11. Bc2 b5 12. h5 g5 13. Ne3 Bb7 14. Nh2 Qc7 15. O-O O-O-O 16. Neg4 {1-0 (35) Maenhout,T (2387)-Tan,M (2442) Belgium 2017}) 11. Qc2 Bg7 12. Ng3 Qe7 13. Qe2 Kd8 14. Bd2 c4 15. Bc2 b5 16. Nf1 Kc7 17. Ne3 Bb7 18. b4 Ra8 19. O-O Nb6 20. g3 Nb8 21. g4 (21. h5 $16) 21... N8d7 22. g5 (22. bxa5 $11 Rxa5 23. Rfb1) 22... h5 (22... hxg5 $15 23. bxa5 Rxa5 24. hxg5 Nxe5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 25. dxe5 d4 26. Nxc4 (26. cxd4 $2 Qxg5+ 27. Ng2 Qh5 $19) 26... Bxf3 27. Qxf3 Nxc4) 23. Rfb1 $11 Ra7 {[#]} (23... axb4 $11 24. axb4 Na4) 24. Ng2 (24. a4 $1 $16) 24... Rha8 25. Qe1 Bf8 26. Nf4 Qe8 27. Nh2 Be7 28. Nf1 Nf8 29. Qc1 Bc6 30. Qe1 Ra6 31. Bc1 axb4 32. cxb4 R8a7 33. Bb2 Qa8 (33... Na4 {seems wilder.} 34. Bc1 Nd7 35. Ne3 Ndb6 36. Nd1 Qd7) 34. Ne2 Na4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has the initiative.} 35. Bxa4 Rxa4 36. Qc1 Rb7 37. Nc3 Raa7 38. Ne3 Nd7 39. Nc2 Nb6 40. Qf4 Qe8 41. Ne3 Ra8 42. Bc1 Kd8 43. Bb2 Bf8 44. Re1 Qe7 45. Nc2 Ke8 46. Qf3 Ra6 47. Qf4 Qd8 48. Qf3 Raa7 49. Kh2 Nc8 ({Black should play} 49... Bg7 50. Qf4 Kf8) 50. Ne3 Bg7 51. Nf1 Qb6 52. Qf4 Ne7 53. Ng3 Rb8 54. Re3 {[#]} Ng8 (54... Kf8 $1 $17 55. Rf3 Be8) 55. Rf3 $15 Kd8 56. Rb1 Rba8 (56... Be8 $17) 57. Bc1 (57. a4 $11) 57... Be8 $17 58. Qd2 Ne7 59. Bb2 Nc6 60. Nd1 Qb8 (60... Ke7 $142 61. Rc1 Kf8) 61. Re3 (61. Nc3 $142) 61... Bf8 ({Black should try} 61... Ke7 62. Rf3 Kf8) 62. Ne2 Kc8 63. Kh1 Ra6 64. Rf3 R8a7 65. Qc3 Be7 {[%cal Bf8e7,Be7d8,Bd8b6][%mdl 32]} 66. Ne3 Qa8 {[%cal Ra6a3]} 67. Nc2 Bd8 68. Kg1 Bb6 69. Rf4 Kb8 70. Ng3 Bd8 71. Rd1 Ne7 {[%cal Bc6e7,Be7c8,Bc8b6,Bb6a4][%mdl 32]} 72. Rf3 Nc8 73. Ne2 Nb6 74. Bc1 Na4 75. Qa1 Rd7 (75... Kc8 {keeps more tension.} 76. Ne3 Bb6 77. Nc3 Kd8 78. Ng2 Qb7) 76. Nc3 Rb6 77. Nxa4 Qxa4 78. Qc3 Rc7 79. Re1 Rbc6 80. Ree3 {[#]} Qb3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 81. Qb2 {Precision: White = 38%, Black = 45%.} (81. Qd2 $1 $15 c3 82. Qd3) (81. Qxb3 cxb3) 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Nyazi, Nehad"] [Black "Sundararajan, Kidambi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E16"] [WhiteElo "2213"] [BlackElo "2436"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "89"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,89,27,41,31,50,48,46,43,56,34,62,47,43,10,68,0,0,0,-11,-12,0,-38,-29, -102,-100,-102,-91,-90,-91,-94,6,0,2,7,5,0,0,0,0,0,-4,-18,-18,-17,-21,-18,-16, -110,-108,-182,-172,-245,-255,-236,-228,-269,-69,-63,-67,-64,-78,-136,-8,-10, -8,-18,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,0,-8]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Qe7 5. g3 Nc6 6. Nc3 O-O 7. Bg2 Na5 {E11: Bogo-Indian} (7... d6 8. O-O Bxc3 9. Bxc3 e5 10. d5 Nb8 11. Nd2 Bg4 12. b4 c6 13. h3 Bh5 14. Ne4 Nxe4 15. Bxe4 f5 16. Bf3 Bxf3 17. exf3 {1-0 (43) Le,Q (2737)-Arnold,M (2524) chess.com INT 2018}) 8. b3 b6 9. O-O Bb7 {LiveBook: 87 Games. White has an edge.} 10. Re1 c5 $146 ({ Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 10... Ne4 11. Nxe4 Bxe4 12. Bxb4 Qxb4 13. Ne5 Bxg2 14. Kxg2 Nc6 15. Nf3 {1-0 (47) Moranda,W (2559)-Mishuchkov,N (2394) Krakow 2012}) 11. d5 exd5 12. Nxd5 Bxd5 13. cxd5 { And now Bxb4 would win.} Ne4 $1 14. Bxb4 cxb4 15. Nh4 Rae8 (15... g6 $11) 16. Qd4 ({Better is} 16. Nf5 $14 Qf6 17. Bxe4 Rxe4 18. f3) 16... g6 $11 17. Rad1 Nc3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is under pressure.} 18. Rd2 Qc5 19. Qf4 f5 20. d6 ( 20. Rc2 $11) 20... Ne4 $17 21. Bxe4 fxe4 22. Qe3 Qxe3 23. fxe3 Nb7 (23... g5 $17 24. Ng2 Re5) 24. Ng2 $11 Re6 25. Nf4 Rxd6 26. Rxd6 Nxd6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 27. Rd1 Nf5 28. Rxd7 Nxe3 {Strongly threatening ...g5.} 29. h4 Rf7 30. Rd8+ Kg7 31. Re8 Nf5 32. Ne6+ (32. Kf2 $11) 32... Kf6 $17 33. Ng5 (33. Nf4 $17 {was necessary.}) 33... Re7 $1 $19 {[%cal Re7e8]} ({Inferior is} 33... Nxg3 34. Kf2 $16) 34. Nxe4+ (34. Rxe7 {is a better defense.} Nxe7 35. Nxe4+ Ke5 36. Nf2) 34... Ke5 $1 35. Rxe7+ Nxe7 {KN-KN} 36. Ng5 {[#]} Nd5 $2 (36... Kd4 $1 $19 {White must now prevent ...Kc3.} 37. Nxh7 Kc3) 37. Nxh7 $15 Nc3 38. Nf8 Kf6 $1 39. Nd7+ {[#]} ({White should try} 39. g4) 39... Ke6 ({Black should play} 39... Kf5 $1 $17 40. Nb8 a5) 40. Nf8+ $11 {The position is equal.} Kf7 41. Nd7 Nxe2+ 42. Kf2 Nc3 43. Ke3 Nxa2 {Black wants to play ...Ke6.} 44. Kd4 Nc3 45. Kc4 {Precision: White = 47%, Black = 48%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Zhu, Yilun"] [Black "Kakulidis, Ellen"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A14"] [WhiteElo "2195"] [BlackElo "1975"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "79"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,79,-6,0,23,0,9,0,69,52,98,88,106,86,99,106,134,106,108,92,119,106, 128,75,76,87,82,0,179,178,189,184,232,232,232,225,237,155,177,164,350,332,344, 333,337,334,326,346,462,462,462,462,440,310,474,521,521,469,581,551,775,763, 2272,1302]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. b3 c5 { [%cal Bc7c5,Bc5d4][%mdl 32]} 7. Bb2 Nc6 8. e3 d4 9. exd4 cxd4 10. Re1 { LiveBook: 445 Games} Qd6 {A14: English Opening: 1...e6 with b3 by White} (10... Re8 11. d3 Bc5 12. Ba3 Nd7 13. Nfd2 Nb4 14. Ne4 a5 15. f4 Be7 16. Bb2 Nc6 17. a3 b6 18. Nd6 Bxd6 19. Bxc6 {1/2-1/2 (54) Robson,R (2668)-So,W (2822) Saint Louis 2017}) 11. Na3 {With the idea Nb5.} e5 $146 {[#]} ({Predecessor:} 11... a6 12. d3 e5 13. Nc2 Qc7 14. Qe2 Bd6 15. a3 a5 16. Rab1 Re8 17. Bc1 e4 18. Nfxd4 {1-0 (41) Jere,D (2390)-Mfundisi,S (1862) Johannesburg 2017}) 12. c5 $1 { [%mdl 512]} Qb8 ({Don't play} 12... Qxc5 $6 13. Rc1 $16) (12... Qc7 $1 $11) 13. Nc4 {[%cal Rf3e5]} Nd7 14. Nxd4 exd4 15. Bxc6 $1 Bxc5 16. Bg2 Nf6 17. Rc1 a5 18. Re5 b6 19. Bxa8 Qxa8 {[#]} 20. Qf1 (20. Ba3 $142 $1 {[%cal Ra3c5]} Nd7 21. Bxc5 Nxe5 22. Nxe5 (22. Nxb6 $2 Qe4 $19) 22... bxc5 23. Rxc5) 20... Ng4 $16 21. Rxc5 bxc5 22. Nb6 (22. f3 $16 Nf6 23. Nb6) 22... Qf3 $2 (22... Qb7 $11 { and Black has nothing to worry.} 23. Nxc8 Rxc8) 23. Nxc8 $18 Rxc8 {[#]} 24. Bxd4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Qd5 (24... cxd4 25. Rxc8#) 25. Qc4 Qh5 26. h4 Qf5 27. Be3 $40 {[%mdl 128] Black is in trouble.} (27. Bxc5 Nxf2 28. Qf1 Rxc5 $14) 27... Ne5 28. Qf4 Nf3+ $2 (28... Qxf4 29. gxf4 (29. Bxf4 Nd3 $16) 29... Nf3+ 30. Kf1 Nxh4 31. Rxc5 Ra8) 29. Kg2 Qxf4 30. Bxf4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Nd4 31. Be3 Ne6 {[#]} 32. d4 $1 {[%cal Bd2d4,Bd4c5,Bc5c6][%mdl 544]} a4 (32... cxd4 33. Rxc8+) 33. dxc5 axb3 34. axb3 Rb8 35. Rc3 h6 (35... Kf8 {keeps fighting.} 36. Kf3 Ke7) 36. c6 {White is clearly winning.} Kf8 {[#]} 37. b4 $1 {[%cal Bb3b4, Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} Ke7 (37... Rxb4 38. Bc5+) 38. Ba7 Rc8 39. b5 Kd6 40. Rd3+ { Precision: White = 75%, Black = 34%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Abou El Zein, Eid Mahmoud"] [Black "Salim Mohammed Salim Al Amri"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A56"] [WhiteElo "2156"] [BlackElo "1970"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "87"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,87,70,70,91,25,62,52,49,59,85,54,60,63,79,49,60,52,80,67,71,55,118, 118,154,146,189,204,197,190,198,79,101,0,80,0,47,0,0,5,0,0,0,0,0,0,6,0,0,-101, -80,-72,-56,-53,-54,-67,-73,-66,18,-13,-26,-44,0,0,0,-27,373,349,2941,2427,860, 470,6187,6315,5185,1591]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e5 4. Nc3 d6 5. e4 Be7 6. h3 O-O 7. Nf3 {[%cal Bg1f3,Bf3d2,Bd2f1][%mdl 32]} h6 {A56: Czech Benoni} (7... Nbd7 8. Bd3 a6 9. a4 Nh5 10. Ne2 g6 11. g4 Ng7 12. Ng3 Kh8 13. Be3 Nf6 14. Qc2 Ng8 15. Ke2 Bd7 16. b4 cxb4 {0-1 (43) Lautier,J (2678)-Nisipeanu,L (2673) Noyon 2005}) 8. Bd3 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Nh7 9. g4 ({Better is} 9. O-O $16) 9... Ng5 $146 {White has an edge.} ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 9... Bg5 10. Nxg5 hxg5 11. Be3 Nd7 12. Qd2 Re8 13. h4 gxh4 14. g5 Ndf8 15. Rxh4 {1-0 (30) Delacotte,B-Grego,P Agneaux 2000}) 10. Nd2 Nh7 11. Nf1 Bg5 12. Ng3 Bxc1 13. Qxc1 a6 14. Nf5 Bxf5 15. exf5 Nd7 16. h4 e4 17. Be2 $1 (17. Bxe4 Re8 $15) 17... Re8 ({Black should try} 17... Ne5 $14) 18. Qf4 $16 Ne5 19. O-O-O $1 (19. Nxe4 Nf6 $11) 19... Nd3+ 20. Bxd3 exd3 21. Rxd3 b5 22. Ne4 ({ Weaker is} 22. cxb5 axb5 23. Nxb5 Rxa2 $11) (22. g5 $1 $18 {and White stays clearly on top.}) 22... bxc4 23. Ra3 (23. Rd2 $16) 23... Re5 (23... Rb8 $11) 24. Nc3 (24. g5 $16) 24... Qe7 25. Qxc4 Nf6 26. g5 hxg5 27. hxg5 Re1+ 28. Rxe1 Qxe1+ 29. Nd1 $1 Ne4 {( -> ...Qd2+)} 30. Qc2 {Re3 is the strong threat.} Nxg5 31. f4 {[#]} (31. Qd2 $11 {remains equal.} Qe7 32. Qf4) 31... Nh7 $1 $17 ({ Don't go for} 31... Ne4 $2 32. Re3 $18) 32. Qh2 Qe4 33. Rh3 $1 {[%cal Rh3h7]} Qxf5 34. Rh5 g5 $1 35. fxg5 Qg6 (35... Re8 $1 $15) 36. Ne3 Re8 37. Ng4 $1 { [%cal Rg4f6] Black must now prevent Nf6+!} Re1+ 38. Kd2 {[#]} Nxg5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 39. Qf4 {[#]} ({Not} 39. Rh8+ $2 Kg7 $19) 39... Re4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} ( 39... Rd1+ $1 $11 {[%mdl 512]} 40. Kxd1 Qxh5) 40. Qxg5 $18 {White wants to mate with Qd8+.} Kg7 $2 (40... Rd4+ 41. Ke2 Kg7) 41. Rh7+ {White is clearly winning.} Kxh7 42. Nf6+ Kh8 (42... Kg7 $142 43. Qxg6+ fxg6 44. Nxe4 g5) 43. Qxg6 {[%csl Gf6][%cal Rg6h7]} Rd4+ 44. Qd3 $1 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 36%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Maroroa, Sue"] [Black "Tahbaz, Arash"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B06"] [WhiteElo "2102"] [BlackElo "2434"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "69"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,69,12,54,22,33,33,52,38,41,24,79,77,122,38,28,22,94,106,90,-44,1,-47, -35,-67,-40,-43,-45,-49,75,67,99,105,253,-322,2564,2669,29982,29983,29989, 29990,29990,2788,29985,29984,29986,29987,29987,29988,29987,29985,29980,29981, 2572,1769]} 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Be3 Nd7 5. Qd2 a6 6. h4 h5 7. Nh3 { B06: Modern Defence} b5 8. Ng5 Bb7 9. O-O-O e6 {LiveBook: 13 Games} 10. f4 Ngf6 11. f5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. a3 Qe7 12. f5 gxf5 13. exf5 exf5 14. Bd3 Ne4 15. Ngxe4 fxe4 {0-1 (47) Goumas,G (2391)-Esen,B (2570) Albena 2014}) 11... gxf5 12. exf5 e5 $1 13. Bd3 exd4 (13... O-O $11) 14. Bxd4 $16 O-O 15. Nce4 (15. Be4 $1 $16 {[%cal Re4b7]} Qc8 16. Rhe1) 15... c5 $14 16. Nxd6 Bd5 (16... cxd4 $11 { remains equal.} 17. Nxb7 Qc7) 17. Bg1 $16 (17. Bc3 b4 $15) 17... Qb6 18. Nde4 ( 18. Bh2 $16) 18... Rfe8 {[%cal Rf6e4][%mdl 1024] Black has compensation.} 19. Nc3 {[%cal Be4c3,Bc3e2,Be2f4][%mdl 32]} Bc6 20. Rh3 b4 21. Ne2 $1 Ne5 {...Qa5 is the strong threat.} ({Much worse is} 21... Bxg2 22. Rg3 $14) 22. Rg3 Re7 ( 22... Qc7 $15 {keeps the upper hand.} 23. Nf4 (23. Bxc5 Qa5 $11) 23... Nxd3+ 24. cxd3 Rad8) 23. Nf4 {Threatens to win with Be2.} Qa5 24. Kb1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is in control.} Rd8 {[#]} (24... c4 $16 {is a better defense.}) 25. Qe2 $4 {[%mdl 8192]} (25. Nf3 $1 $18 {is the narrow road to win.}) 25... Ng6 $4 {[%mdl 8192]} (25... c4 $19 26. Nxh5 Nxh5 27. Qxh5 cxd3 28. cxd3 Ng4 29. Rxg4 ( 29. Qxg4 Bd5 $15) 29... Qxf5 30. Rxb4 Bxg2) 26. fxg6 $18 Bd5 27. Qxe7 Rd7 28. gxf7+ Bxf7 {[#]} 29. Qxc5 (29. Qxf7+ $142 $1 Rxf7 30. Bc4 Bh8 31. Nxf7+ Ng4 32. Nxh5 Bd4 33. Rf1 Kf8 34. Ne5+ Ke8 35. Rf7) 29... Qxa2+ 30. Kc1 {[%cal Bb1c1, Bc1d2,Bd2d1][%mdl 32]} Qa1+ 31. Kd2 Qxb2 32. Qc8+ Be8 33. Re1 Qc3+ 34. Qxc3 bxc3+ 35. Kd1 {Precision: White = 40%, Black = 28%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Al Hosani, Omran"] [Black "Assaubayeva, Bibisara"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2101"] [BlackElo "2359"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "87"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,87,29,29,18,81,71,91,95,128,129,131,124,103,111,112,100,136,124,204, 202,198,204,209,205,202,164,174,157,231,234,233,234,218,212,219,217,266,253, 276,268,249,263,357,352,361,352,410,343,479,480,747,729,1010,1000,545,611,542, 571,991,958,1208,1207,12838,12838,5246,797,2675,2774,1362,1168]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Bf5 5. O-O e6 6. d4 h6 7. Nc3 Nbd7 8. Qb3 Qb6 9. c5 Qc7 { D11: Slav Defence: 3 Nf3 sidelines and 3...Nf6 4 e3 Bg4} 10. Bf4 Qc8 {LiveBook: 22 Games} 11. a4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Nd2 g5 12. Bd6 Bxd6 13. cxd6 O-O 14. f3 c5 15. e4 Bg6 16. Rac1 Qc6 17. e5 {1-0 (34) Stupak,K (2588)-Rodshtein,M (2699) Katowice 2017}) 11... b6 {[#]} (11... g5 $11 {remains equal.} 12. Bd6 Bxd6 13. cxd6 O-O) 12. cxb6 $1 $16 axb6 {[#]} 13. Rfc1 $1 {aiming for Nb5!} Qb7 14. Ne5 g5 15. Nxd7 Nxd7 16. Bd2 Nf6 {[#]} 17. a5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} b5 (17... Rxa5 18. Rxa5) 18. Na2 Bd6 (18... Nd7 $16 19. Nb4 Nb8) 19. Nb4 $18 Bxb4 20. Bxb4 Ra6 21. Qc3 Kd7 22. Qc5 Kc8 23. Ra3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under strong pressure.} Ne8 (23... Ne4 $16 24. Bxe4 Bxe4) 24. e4 Bxe4 25. Bxe4 dxe4 26. d5 exd5 27. Qxd5 Nc7 28. Qxf7 ({Much less strong is} 28. Qxe4 Rd8 $18) 28... Rd8 29. Qf5+ Kb8 30. Qxe4 Nd5 31. Bc5 Qd7 32. Re1 Kb7 33. b4 Nc7 34. Qg6 {White is clearly winning.} Raa8 (34... Qd2 $142) 35. Rae3 Re8 36. Re7 Rxe7 37. Rxe7 ({Worse is} 37. Bxe7 Re8 $17) 37... Qd1+ 38. Kg2 Qd5+ 39. f3 Qd2+ 40. Kh3 h5 {[#]} 41. a6+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxa6 42. Qd6 (42. Bd6 $142 g4+ 43. fxg4 hxg4+ 44. Kh4 Qxh2+ 45. Kxg4) 42... g4+ 43. fxg4 hxg4+ 44. Kxg4 {Precision: White = 81%, Black = 39%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Al-Zaabi, Sultan"] [Black "Dixit, Nikhil"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A49"] [WhiteElo "2061"] [BlackElo "2285"] [Annotator "NA RC"] [PlyCount "52"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] 1. d4 {[%emt 0:05:12]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:39]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:21]} g6 { [%emt 0:00:05]} 3. g3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 4. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00: 08]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:05]} 5. O-O {[%emt 0:00:05]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 6. a4 { [%emt 0:01:46]} a5 {[%emt 0:03:08]} 7. b3 {[%emt 0:00:20]} e5 {[%emt 0:05:43]} 8. dxe5 {[%emt 0:01:41]} Ng4 {[%emt 0:01:44]} 9. Bg5 {[%emt 0:07:09]} Qd7 { [%emt 0:06:29]} 10. Nc3 {[%emt 0:07:29]} h6 {[%emt 0:10:06]} 11. Bd2 {[%emt 0: 09:30]} Nxe5 {[%emt 0:16:59]} 12. Nxe5 {[%emt 0:04:23]} dxe5 {[%emt 0:01:09]} 13. Qc1 {[%emt 0:08:20]} Kh7 {[%emt 0:00:46]} 14. Rd1 {[%emt 0:04:32]} c6 { [%emt 0:07:57]} 15. Ne4 {[%emt 0:03:49]} Qe7 {[%emt 0:07:40]} 16. Be3 {[%emt 0: 02:17]} Na6 {[%emt 0:03:12]} 17. Bb6 {[%emt 0:03:21]} Qb4 {[%emt 0:10:53]} 18. Be3 {[%emt 0:11:00]} f5 {[%emt 0:06:29]} 19. Nd6 {[%emt 0:00:22]} f4 {[%emt 0: 01:29]} 20. Nxc8 {[%emt 0:09:17]} fxe3 {[%emt 0:00:29]} 21. Nd6 {[%emt 0:00:17] } exf2+ {[%emt 0:00:43]} 22. Kh1 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Rad8 {[%emt 0:07:22]} 23. Ne4 {[%emt 0:04:56]} Rxd1+ {[%emt 0:00:48]} 24. Qxd1 {[%emt 0:00:15]} f1=Q+ { [%emt 0:00:56]} 25. Bxf1 {[%emt 0:00:14]} Qxe4+ {[%emt 0:00:07]} 26. Bg2 { [%emt 0:00:02]} Qd4 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 0-1 [Event "2nd Sharjah Masters 2018"] [Site "Sharjah"] [Date "2018.04.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Bharath Subramaniyam H"] [Black "Iniyan, P."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B23"] [WhiteElo "1997"] [BlackElo "2466"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "192"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "UAE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,192,3,0,-21,-12,-15,-19,-13,-11,-15,-5,-20,-14,-29,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-12, 0,0,14,0,0,0,23,20,41,0,0,0,0,0,0,-2,-8,-8,-8,-7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,-4,-4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-7, -7,-7,-7,-7,-7,-7,-7,-7,-7,-7,0,-7,-7,-7,-7,-7,-7,-7,-7,-7,-7,-7,0,-7,-7,-7,-7, -7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 a6 3. f4 b5 4. Nf3 Bb7 5. d4 (5. d3 e6 6. g3 Nf6 7. Bg2 d6 8. O-O Qc7 9. h3 Be7 10. a4 b4 11. Ne2 h5 12. b3 Nbd7 13. Bb2 a5 14. Kh1 e5 15. Nd2 {1-0 (36) Amonatov,F (2636) -Korobov,A (2652) Riadh 2017}) 5... cxd4 6. Qxd4 {B23: Closed Sicilian: Lines without g3} e6 7. Bd3 Qc7 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 8. Be3 Nc6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8... Nf6 9. e5 Nd5 10. Nxd5 Bxd5 11. O-O Nc6 12. Qb6 {0-1 (49) Trent,L (2429) -Adair,J (2363) Sunny Beach 2013}) 9. Qb6 Qxb6 10. Bxb6 Nb4 11. O-O Nf6 12. a4 (12. a3 {is interesting.} Nxd3 13. cxd3 Be7 14. Rac1 O-O 15. e5) 12... bxa4 13. Rxa4 (13. f5 {looks sharper.} Be7 14. fxe6 fxe6 15. Rxa4 O-O 16. Bd4) 13... d5 (13... Be7 {seems wilder.} 14. Ne5 O-O 15. f5 Nxd3 16. Nxd3 Rfc8) 14. exd5 Nxd3 15. cxd3 Nxd5 16. Nxd5 Bxd5 17. Rfa1 Bb7 18. f5 Rb8 19. Ba7 Ra8 20. Bd4 Rd8 { [#] And now ...Bxf3 would win.} (20... Be7 {is more complex.} 21. fxe6 fxe6 22. Rc1 Bxf3 23. gxf3 O-O) 21. fxe6 {Hoping for Ng5.} fxe6 22. Re1 Bxf3 {The position is equal.} 23. gxf3 Rxd4 24. Rxd4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRB} Bc5 25. Ree4 Ke7 26. Kg2 {[#] Black must now prevent Ra4.} Bxd4 27. Rxd4 {KR-KR } Rb8 28. b4 $1 Rb6 29. Kf2 Rb5 30. Rh4 h6 31. Ke3 Kf6 32. Rf4+ Rf5 33. Rh4 Ke7 34. Rg4 Kf7 35. Rg2 Rb5 36. Rg4 a5 37. bxa5 Rxa5 38. Rf4+ Kg6 39. Rg4+ Kf6 40. Rf4+ Rf5 41. Rh4 h5 42. Re4 Ra5 43. Rf4+ Kg6 44. Re4 Kf6 45. Rf4+ Ke7 46. Rh4 g6 47. Kf2 Ra2+ 48. Kg3 Rd2 49. Rd4 Ra2 50. Rb4 Ra3 51. Rd4 Kf6 52. Rd8 Ra5 53. Rf8+ Ke7 54. Rg8 Rg5+ 55. Kf2 Kf7 56. Rd8 Ra5 57. Kg3 Ra4 58. Rd7+ Kf6 59. Rd8 h4+ 60. Kh3 Kg5 61. Re8 Rf4 62. Kg2 Kf5 63. Rh8 Rd4 64. Kf2 g5 65. Rf8+ Kg6 66. Ke3 Ra4 67. h3 Kg7 68. Rb8 Ra2 69. f4 Rh2 70. fxg5 Rxh3+ 71. Kf4 Rxd3 72. Kg4 h3 {...h2 is the strong threat.} 73. Rb2 Kg6 74. Re2 Rd6 75. Kxh3 Kxg5 76. Kg3 Kf5 77. Ra2 Ke4 78. Kf2 e5 79. Ke2 Rb6 80. Ra4+ Kf5 81. Ke3 Rb3+ 82. Ke2 Ke6 83. Ra6+ Kf5 84. Ra4 Rc3 85. Kd2 Rf3 86. Ke2 Rf4 87. Rxf4+ Kxf4 {KP-K} 88. Kf2 Ke4 {[%cal Bf4e4,Be4d4,Bd4e5][%mdl 32]} (88... e4 $5) 89. Ke2 Kd4 {aiming for . ..Ke4.} 90. Kd2 e4 {[%cal Be5e4,Be4e3,Be3e2][%mdl 32]} 91. Ke2 e3 (91... Kc3 $5 ) 92. Ke1 Ke5 (92... Kc3 $5) 93. Ke2 Ke4 (93... Kd4 $5) 94. Ke1 Kd3 {( -> ... e2)} (94... Kf3 $5 95. Kf1 $8 Kg4 $11) 95. Kd1 e2+ 96. Ke1 Ke4 {Precision: White = 81%, Black = 73%.} 1/2-1/2
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