Happy 49th Birthday to Vassily Ivanchuk!

Happy 49th Birthday to Vassily Ivanchuk!

He is a four-time Olympic Champion, World Blitz Champion 2007 and World Rapid Champion 2016. Yesterday he played Round 1 game at the European Championship in Batumi, Georgia

Vassily Mykhaylovych Ivanchuk, also transliterated as Vasyliy or Vasyl (Ukrainian: Василь Михайлович Іванчук; born March 18, 1969), is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and a former World Rapid Chess Champion.

A leading player since 1988, Ivanchuk was ranked No. 2 three times (July 1991, July 1992, October 2007). His erratic results have seen him drop as low as 30th in July 2009 before returning to the top ten in the next list.

Ivanchuk has won Linares, Wijk aan Zee, Tal Memorial, Gibraltar Masters and M-Tel Masters titles. Ivanchuk was the 2007 World Blitz Chess champion, won the Melody Amber rapid in 1992 and shared the combined event in 2010.

In 2011, by the decree of the President of Ukraine, Ivanchuk was awarded the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise IV degree.

In 2016, Ivanchuk won the World Rapid Chess Championship in Doha, Qatar, by defeating the current world champion Magnus Carlsen among many others.

Vaszil Mihajlovics Ivancsuk (ukránul: Василь Михайлович Іванчук; Kopicsinci (Szovjetunió, Ternopili terület), 1969. március 18. –), oroszosan Vaszilij Mihajlovics Ivancsuk, angol írásmóddal Vassily Ivanchuk ukrán sakkozó, nemzetközi nagymester, négyszeres olimpiai bajnok, csapatban kétszeres világbajnok, egyéni Európa-bajnok (2004), világbajnoki döntős (2002), rapidsakk világbajnok (2016), villámsakk világbajnok (2007), junior sakk-Európa-bajnok (1987), a világ egyik legjobb sakkjátékosa.

18 March 2018, 22:24 GMT

# Name Classic +/− Rapid Blitz Age
31 ↑4 Ivanchuk 2718.0 +5.0 2682.0 2710.0 49

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European Individual Chess Championship 2018-03-16 – 29 – Batumi, Georgia

Berkes Ferenc,Erdos Viktor,Ruck Robert,Kantor Gergely
Live games and results PGN DOWNLOAD

[Event “19th EICC 2018”]
[Site “Batumi”]
[Date “2018.03.17”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Kanmazalp, Ogulcan”]
[Black “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B92”]
[WhiteElo “2473”]
[BlackElo “2713”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “74”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “swiss”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6
6. Be2 e5 7. Nf3 Be7 8. Bg5 Nbd7 9. a4 {B92: Sicilian Najdorf: 6 Be2} h6 10.
Be3 Ng4 $146 11. Bc1 Ngf6 12. Be3 {LiveBook: 5 Games} Ng4 13. Bc1 O-O 14. Nd2
Ngf6 $1 15. Nc4 Nc5 16. Bf3 Be6 17. Ne3 {[#]} b5 $1 $36 {[%mdl 2560] White is
under pressure.} 18. O-O (18. axb5 axb5) 18… bxa4 19. Ned5 Nxd5 20. Nxd5 Bg5
21. Bxg5 hxg5 22. Nc3 Qd7 23. h3 Rab8 24. Qc1 Rb4 25. Rd1 Rfb8 26. Qxg5 Rxb2
27. Rac1 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (27. Qc1 $17 {is a better chance.}) 27… a3 $19
28. Bg4 Bxg4 29. hxg4 a2 30. Nd5 (30. Kh2 $142) 30… Nxe4 {Black is clearly
winning.} 31. Qh4 Qd8 32. Ne7+ Kf8 33. g5 Kxe7 34. Qxe4 Rb1 35. g6 a1=Q 36.
Qh4+ f6 37. Qc4 d5 {Precision: White = 32%, Black = 72%.} 0-1

[Event “Hoogovens”]
[Site “Wijk aan Zee NED”]
[Date “1996.01.16”]
[EventDate “1996.01.13”]
[Round “3”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “Vassily Ivanchuk”]
[Black “Alexey Shirov”]
[ECO “D44”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[PlyCount “69”]
[CurrentPosition “rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq – 0 1”]

{ Comments by Kamalakanta } 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bg5 dxc4 { Initiating the Botvinnik System in the Semi-Slav, challenging the White centre and complicating the game. } 6.e4 b5 7.e5 h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Nxg5 hxg5 10.Bxg5 { White is a piece down, but will recover the piece because of the pin on f6. } 10…Nbd7 11.exf6 Bb7 12.g3 { White has a passed h-pawn, but Black has a mobile pawn mass on the Queenside. } 12…c5 { Opening the diagonal for the b7- bishop, but White closes it. } 13.d5 Qb6 14.Bg2 O-O-O 15.O-O { Both sides have completed their development. } 15…b4 { Seeking initiative on the Queenside. } 16.Na4! { Gaining time! } 16…Qb5 17.a3! { Striving to open the a-file and attack the a7-pawn! } 17…exd5 18.axb4 cxb4 19.Be3! Nc5 20.Qg4+ Rd7?! ( { Maybe } 20…Kb8 { would prevent the combination that follows. } ) 21.Qg7! { Sacrificing the Queen, but obtaining a strong passed pawn on g7! } 21…Bxg7! { The sacrifice is accepted! } 22.fxg7 Rg8 23.Nxc5 { At the moment, White has only two minor pieces for the Queen! } 23…d4 24.Bxb7+ Rxb7 25.Nxb7 Qb6?! { Interesting move! One of White’s pieces must fall….but which one? } ( 25…Kxb7 26.Bxd4 a5 27.Rfe1 a4 28.Re5 Qd7 29.Rae1 Kc8 30.Rc5+ Kb8 31.Be5+ Ka7 32.Rxc4 ) 26.Bxd4! { Time is of the essence! } 26…Qxd4 27.Rfd1 Qxb2 28.Nd6+ Kb8 29.Rdb1 Qxg7 30.Rxb4+ Kc7 31.Ra6! { Keeping a strong grip on the position. } 31…Rb8? 32.Rxa7+ Kxd6 33.Rxb8 { White is winning! } 33…Qg4 34.Rd8+ Kc6 35.Ra1 { Black resigns, as White’s h-pawn will decide the game. } 1-0

[Event “Bilbao Grand Slam Chess Final”]
[Site “Bilbao ESP”]
[Date “2008.09.09”]
[EventDate “2008.09.02”]
[Round “7”]
[Result “0-1”]
[White “Magnus Carlsen”]
[Black “Vassily Ivanchuk”]
[ECO “D37”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[PlyCount “64”]
[CurrentPosition “rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq – 0 1”]

{ Comments by Kamalakanta } 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4 { Carlsen has won many games with mild systems like this one. Some opponents might be intimidated by this, but not Ivanchuk! } 5…O-O 6.e3 c5! { The most active response, seeking both activity and space! } 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.Qc2 Nc6 9.a3 Qa5 10.O-O-O Be7 11.h4! { The battle lines are drawn, castling on opposite wings, the location of the kings determines the direction of the attack! } 11…Rd8 { Ivanchuk strengthens the centre. } 12.Nd2 a6 13.Be2 b5! { Open lines are needed! Material is secondary. } 14.cxd5 exd5 15.g4! { White sounds the beginning of his attack, too! } 15…Be6 16.Nb3 Qb6 17.g5 Ne4! { Black is at least equal, if not a little bit better. } 18.Nxe4 dxe4 19.Rxd8+ Nxd8 20.Kb1 Rc8 21.Qd1 Nc6 22.h5 a5 { Black’s pieces are all pointing to the white King, while the bishop on f4 is pointing at…empty space. The bad location of this piece will determine the outcome of the game! } 23.g6 a4 24.Nd2 b4 25.gxf7+ Bxf7 26.Nc4 Qb7 27.Qxa4?! ( { Maybe } 27.Nd6 Bxd6 28.Qxd6 { is better? } ) 27…bxa3 28.Nxa3 Bxa3! { Removing a defender. Now Black has three pieces against one on the Queenside! } 29.Qxa3 Nb4 30.b3 Nd3 31.Bxd3 exd3 32.Rc1 d2! { A final tactic! White resigns! If } 33.Rd1 Bxb3 34.Rxd2 Bc2+ 35.Kc1 Qb1# 0-1

[Event “Aerosvit”]
[Site “Foros UKR”]
[Date “2007.06.28”]
[EventDate “2007.06.18”]
[Round “10”]
[Result “0-1”]
[White “Alexey Shirov”]
[Black “Vassily Ivanchuk”]
[ECO “C91”]
[WhiteElo “2699”]
[BlackElo “2729”]
[PlyCount “68”]
[CurrentPosition “rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq – 0 1”]

{ Comments by Kamalakanta } 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.d4 d6 8.c3 O-O 9.Re1 Bg4 { This position occurred in the game Bronstein-Keres, Budapest Candidates 1950. Needing a win at all costs, Bronstein sacrificed a pawn and won brilliantly: } 10.Be3 { The Bronstein-Keres game continued: } ( 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Qxf3 exd4 12.Qd1 dxc3 13.Nxc3 Na5 14.Bc2 Re8 15.f4 b4 16.Nd5 Nxd5 17.Qxd5 c6 18.Qd3 g6 19.Kh1 Bf8 20.Rf1 Bg7 21.Bd2 c5 22.Ba4 Rf8 23.Rab1 Qb6 24.f5 Bd4 25.Qg3 Nc4 26.Bh6 Bg7 27.Bxg7 Kxg7 28.f6+ Kh8 29.Qg5 b3 30.axb3 Qb4 31.bxc4 Qxa4 32.Rf4 Qc2 33.Qh6! ) 10…exd4 11.cxd4 d5! { A classic approach to the centre! } 12.e5 Ne4 13.Nc3 Nxc3 14.bxc3 Qd7 { Black has equalized.Let us see how he outplays White! } 15.h3 Bh5 16.g4 Bg6 17.Nd2 a5 18.f4 { The White avalanche looks menacing! } 18…a4 19.Bc2 Bxc2 20.Qxc2 f5! { Forcing White to make a decision! } 21.exf6 Bxf6 22.Nf3 Rae8 23.Bf2 h5 24.Qg6 Re4 25.Rxe4 dxe4 26.Nh2 Nxd4 27.cxd4 Bxd4 28.Rb1 e3 29.Bg3 h4 30.Bxh4 Rxf4 31.Qd3 Qd5 32.Nf1 Rf2 33.Nxe3 Rg2+ 34.Kh1 Qf3 0-1

[Event “Chess Olympiad”]
[Site “Khanty-Mansiysk RUS”]
[Date “2010.09.28”]
[EventDate “2010.09.21”]
[Round “7”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “Vassily Ivanchuk”]
[Black “Baadur Jobava”]
[ECO “B12”]
[WhiteElo “2754”]
[BlackElo “2710”]
[PlyCount “67”]
[CurrentPosition “rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq – 0 1”]

{ Comments by Kamalakanta } 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.f3 Qb6 { Both Ivanchuk and Jobava are two of the most original players on the planet! Let us see what they cook today. } 4.a3 { As in some variations of the Poisoned Pawn Sicilian, the move a3 prepares to develop with Nc3 and Be3, and the b2 pawn is untouchable because of Na4. } 4…e5 { Fantasy at its best! } 5.exd5 Nf6 6.dxe5 Bc5 7.exf6 Bf2+ 8.Ke2 O-O { wow…Black has not recovered his piece yet…. } 9.Qd2 { Vacating d1 for the White King….. } 9…Re8+ ( 9…Bxg1 10.Kd1 Rd8 11.Bd3 Rxd5 12.Nc3 Rd8 13.Qg5! g6 14.Qh6 { and mate is inevitable! } ) 10.Kd1 Re1+ { So Black prefers to win the White Queen instead of recovering his piece! Let us see! } 11.Qxe1 Bxe1 12.Kxe1 { White has Rook, Knight, Bishop and 2 pawns for the Queen! Let the fireworks begin! } 12…Bf5 13.Be2 Nd7 14.dxc6 bxc6 15.Bd1 { Steinitz would be so proud of White’s play! } 15…Re8+ 16.Ne2 Nxf6 { So far, the position looks reasonably well for Black. White’s King is stuck in the centre, and his Rh1 is out of play. His Queenside is undeveloped. What will happen? } 17.Nc3! { Otherwise Black plays Nd5 and Ne3! } 17…Bc8 18.a4 { Trying to get the Ra1 into play by playing a5 and Ra4. } 18…a5! { He prevent this! } 19.Rf1 Ba6 20.Rf2 { White reinforces his position. It is not easy for Black to penetrate White’s position, with no obvious pawn breaks and few pieces. If White mobilizes his army, he wins. } 20…h5 21.Ra3 h4 22.g3! { Trying to define then structure on the Kingside. } 22…h3! { Black tries to keep the h-file closed. } 23.g4 Rd8 24.Nf4 Nd7 25.Rb3 Qd4 26.Nfe2 { Absolute patience! } 26…Re8 27.Ne4 { Unpinning the e2 knight! } 27…Qxa4 28.Bd2! { Threatening Ra3, winning the a5 pawn. } 28…Qa1 29.Bc3 Ne5 30.Ra3! { Fearless! The Black Queen is trapped behind the enemy lines. } 30…Qb1 31.Nd2 Qc1! 32.Rxa5! { Attacking the Knight at e5 and the bishop at a6. Something will fall! } ( { If } 32.Nxc1 Nxf3# ) 32…Ng6 33.Rxa6 Nf4 34.Ra8!! { Wins on the spot!~ If } 34…Rxa8 35.Nxc1 1-0

[Event “World Championship Candidates”]
[Site “London ENG”]
[Date “2013.03.29”]
[EventDate “2013.03.14”]
[Round “12”]
[Result “0-1”]
[White “Magnus Carlsen”]
[Black “Vassily Ivanchuk”]
[ECO “B48”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[PlyCount “180”]
[CurrentPosition “rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq – 0 1”]

{ Comments by Kamalakanta } 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 e6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 { The Sicilian Paulsen! Among its most famous exponents are Taimanov and Judit Polgar. } 7.Qd2 Nf6 8.O-O-O?! { A very risky move. It gives Black a clear target. } ( 8.a3 ) ( 8.f3 ) 8…Bb4! 9.f3 Ne7! { Ivanchuk, in the grand style, goes for centre counterplay right away, while clearing the way to attack c3. } 10.Nb3 d5 11.e5 Nd7 ( 11…Qxe5?? 12.Bf4! Qf5 13.g4 Qg6 14.Bd3 { and the Black Queen is trapped! } ) 12.f4 b6! { Preparing to maneuver the knight to e4 via c5! } 13.Bd4 { Strengthening the c3 square. } 13…Nc5! { Black has taken the initiative! } 14.a3 Ne4! 15.Qe1 Nxc3 16.Bxc3 Bxc3 17.Qxc3 Qxc3 18.bxc3 { Black has an advantage: a better pawn formation. Let us see Ivanchuk get to work! } 18…a5 19.Nd4 Ba6 20.Bd3 Kd7 21.Kd2 Nc6 22.Rb1 Bxd3 23.Kxd3 Rab8 24.Nb5 { So far, White has been able to contain Black, and even exchange a few pieces. } 24…g5!! { Destabilizing the White centre and opening lines for the Black rooks! } 25.g3 Rhg8 26.c4 gxf4 27.gxf4 Ne7! 28.Rhg1 dxc4+ 29.Kxc4 Nd5 { The knight is a monster on this square! The f4-pawn begins to crack….. } 30.Nd6 Kc6! 31.Nxf7 Nxf4 32.Kb3 Kc5 33.Ng5! { White attempts to create as much counterplay as possible. } 33…h6 34.Ne4+ Kd4 35.Nf6! Rxg1 ( 35…Kxe5?? 36.Nd7+ ) 36.Rxg1 Rc8! { White has huge problems! The rook has moved away from the fork at d7, and the e-pawn is attacked! } 37.Re1 Rc3+ 38.Kb2 Rf3 { Threatening Rf2 and Nd3+. } 39.Re4+ Kc5 40.Nd7+ Kd5 41.Nf6+ Kc5 42.Nd7+ Kc6 { Triangulation! } 43.Nf6 Ng6 44.Rc4+ Kb5 45.Re4 Rf5 46.Ne8 Kc5! 47.Nc7 Nxe5! 48.Rh4 ( 48.Nxe6+?? Kd5! { and White loses a piece! Because of this tactic, White cannot recover his pawn! } ) 48…Kd6 49.Nb5+ Kd7 50.a4 ( 50.Rxh6?? Nf7! { Attacking BOTH the Nb5 knight and the rook on h6! } ) 50…h5 51.Nd4 Rg5 52.Re4 Nc4+ 53.Kc3 Re5! { Just in time to save the e-pawn! } 54.Rh4 Nd6 55.Kd3 Rd5 56.c4 Rg5 57.Nf3 Rc5 58.Nd2 Rf5 59.Nb3 Nb7 60.Rh3 Kd6 61.Kc3 Nc5 62.Nxc5 Kxc5 { One extra pawn, and a more active King…Black has a winning advantage! } 63.Re3 e5 64.h4 Kd6 65.Rd3+ Ke6 66.Rg3 Kf6 67.Rd3 Rf4! { Only way forward! } 68.Rd6+ Kf5 69.Rxb6 Rxh4 70.c5 Rxa4 71.Rh6 Ke4! { Trading one advantage for another! Letting go of the h-pawn to gain a decisive advantage with his passed e-pawn. } 72.Rd6 Rd4! { Not giving White a moment’s rest. } 73.Ra6 Kd5 74.Rxa5 Rc4+ 75.Kd3 Rxc5 76.Ra4 Rc7 77.Rh4 Rh7 78.Ke3 Ke6 79.Ke4 Rh8!! { Zugzwang! either the rook or the King must move, allowing either Black’s pawn or King to advance! } 80.Ke3 Kf5 81.Ke2 Kg5 82.Re4 Re8 83.Ke3 h4 84.Ke2 h3! { Black has a plan…sacrifice the pawn on h2 and cut off the White King from the e-pawn! } 85.Kf2 h2! 86.Kg2 h1=Q+ 87.Kxh1 Kf5! 88.Re1 Rg8 { Phase 2 – – cut-off the White King! } 89.Kh2 Kf4 90.Rf1+ Ke3 { White resigns! } 0-1

[Event “20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)”]
[Site “Monaco MNC”]
[Date “2011.03.17”]
[EventDate “2011.03.12”]
[Round “5”]
[Result “0-1”]
[White “Magnus Carlsen”]
[Black “Vassily Ivanchuk”]
[ECO “C17”]
[WhiteElo “2815”]
[BlackElo “2779”]
[PlyCount “56”]
[CurrentPosition “rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq – 0 1”]

{ Comments by Kamalakanta } 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.Qg4?! ( 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Qc7 8.Qxg7 Rg8 9.Qxh7 cxd4 10.Kd1 { (Gligoric’s move!) was played in game 1 of the WC match between Tal and Botvinnik in 1960! (1-0). Carlsen’s move order allows Black to create counterplay based on the pressure of his Bb4 on c3….. } ) 5…Ne7 6.Qxg7 Rg8 7.Qxh7 Qa5! 8.Bd2 cxd4! 9.Nb1 Nbc6 { Black has completely equalized, and might even be a bit better already. } 10.Nf3 Bd7 11.a3?! { A senseless move, since the a-pawn is pinned. } ( 11.Bd3 Rxg2 12.h4 O-O-O 13.Qxf7 { night be a better choice. } ) 11…O-O-O 12.c3 dxc3 13.Nxc3 d4! { Pushing the envelope where he is more developed! } 14.Nb5 Bxd2+ 15.Nxd2 Nf5! { Not allowing the white knight to penetrate on d6….. } 16.Rc1 Kb8 17.b4 Qa6! { It takes guts to place the Queen on such a location! The Queen keeps an eye on the a-3 pawn! } 18.Qh3 ( 18.Nd6 { is answered by } 18…Qxa3 { and Black is winning. } ) 18…Nxe5 19.Nxd4 Qd6 { The Black Queen is out of danger, and the d-file is in Black’s hands….. } 20.N4b3 Bc6! { Not allowing g4, dislodging the knight. } 21.Rg1 Bd5 22.Qc3 ( { If } 22.g4 Bxb3 23.Nxb3 Qd5! { wins! } ) 22…Bxb3 23.Nxb3 Nh4 { Threatening Nf3+! } 24.Be2 Nxg2+ 25.Kf1 Nf4 { White is lost! } 26.Qe3 Rxg1+ 27.Kxg1 Qd5 28.Bg4 ( { If } 28.Qxf4 Rg8+ 29.Kf1 Qh1# ) 28…Qg2+ { Checkmate! } 0-1

[Event “Amsterdam”]
[Site “Amsterdam NED”]
[Date “1996.08.28”]
[EventDate “1996.08.17”]
[Round “10”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “Vassily Ivanchuk”]
[Black “Alexander Morozevich”]
[ECO “C11”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[PlyCount “67”]
[CurrentPosition “rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq – 0 1”]

{ Comments by Kamalakanta } 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 Be7 8.dxc5?! ( { More common nowadays is } 8.Qd2 { but the move played is perfectly playable. } ) 8…Nxc5 9.Be2 O-O 10.O-O Bd7 11.a3 Be8 { Giving the N at c5 a retreat square on d7. } 12.Qe1 Rc8 13.Rd1 Qc7 14.b4 Nd7 15.Nb5 Qb8 { White has a clear advantage. Let us see how Ivanchuk sets up some targets to attack! } 16.Bd3 f6 17.Qh4!? { Provoking the move f5, which seems to solidify Black’s position, but actually relieves the tension against the e5 pawn! } 17…f5?! ( 17…g6 18.Nbd4 Nxd4 19.Nxd4 Bf7 20.f5 gxf5 21.Bxf5 exf5 22.e6 Qe5 23.Rde1 Bxe6 24.Bh6! ) 18.Qh3 Nb6 19.Bxb6! axb6 20.g4! { This break against the Black pawn chain was characteristic in the games of Chigorin and Zukertort in the 1880’s! } 20…g6 21.gxf5 exf5 22.Rf2 Nd8 23.Nbd4 Kh8 24.Rg2 Rc3 25.Nh4 Nc6 26.Ne6 Rg8 27.Nxf5!! Qc8 28.Rg3! { Setting up a deadly trap! } 28…h5 ( { If } 28…Qxe6?? { then } 29.Qxh7+ Kxh7 30.Rh3+ Bh4 31.Rxh4# ) 29.Nh6 Rg7 30.Bf5!! Rxg3+ 31.Qxg3 Qb8 32.Rxd5 Rh7 33.Bxg6! Rxh6 34.Bf7!! { Mate is threatened on g7 AND g8, and Black cannot stop both! } 1-0