Salamanca: Topalov and Salimova start strong

The Salamanca Chess Festival is taking place on 2-6 February at the Colegio Mayor de Fonseca, a historical edifice founded over five centuries ago, in 1519. The main event is an 8-player rapid tournament including an equal number of male and female representatives — Veselin Topalov, David Antón, Alexei Shirov, Eduardo Iturrizaga, Elisabeth Paehtz, Almira Skripchenko, Nurgyul Salimova and Sabrina Vega. The action kicks off at 16.00 CET

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[Event “III Salamanca Festival Masters 2021”] [Site “Salamanca”] [Date “2021.02.03”] [Round “1.1”] [White “Topalov, Veselin”] [Black “Paehtz, Elisabeth”] [Result “1-0”] [ECO “C00”] [WhiteElo “2735”] [BlackElo “2467”] [Annotator “TA”] [PlyCount “110”] [EventDate “2021.02.03”] [EventType “tourn”] [EventCountry “ESP”] [SourceTitle “playchess.com”] [Source “ChessBase”] [SourceQuality “1”]

1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nf3 dxe4
4. dxe4 b6 5. Nbd2 Bc5 6. c3 {C00: French: Unusual White 2nd moves.} (6. Bb5+ {
seems wilder.} c6 7. Bd3 Nd7 8. e5 Qc7 9. O-O) 6… Nf6 (6… a5 $14) 7. Bc4 (
7. e5 {is interesting.} Nfd7 8. Bd3 Be7 9. Qa4 Bb7 10. O-O) 7… Bd7 (7… Nbd7
$14) 8. Bf1 $2 (8. O-O $16) 8… Bc8 $2 (8… Ng4 $1 $17 {[%cal Rg4f2]} 9. Nd4
e5) 9. Bb5+ {[#]} Bd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9… c6 10. Be2 O-O 11. O-O Qc7 12.
Qc2 Nbd7 13. b3 Nh5 14. Nc4 Nf4 15. Bxf4 Qxf4 16. e5 Ba6 17. g3 Qh6 {1-0 (25)
Van Weersel,A (2156)-Kleijn,C (2108) Hoogeveen 2006}) 10. Qe2 Bxb5 11. Qxb5+
Nbd7 12. e5 Nd5 13. Ne4 O-O 14. O-O Be7 15. Qe2 Nc5 16. Nxc5 Bxc5 17. Rd1 {
Strongly threatening c4.} b5 18. Qxb5 Nxc3 19. Rxd8 Nxb5 20. Rxa8 Rxa8 21. Be3
Bxe3 22. fxe3 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame Black must now prevent a4. KRN-KRN} a5
23. a4 Na7 24. Rc1 Nc8 25. e4 (25. Rxc7 $16 Nb6 26. b3) 25… Nb6 $11 26. b3
Ra7 27. Kf2 (27. Nd4 {is more complex.} Kf8 28. Nc6 Ra6 29. h4 Nd7 30. Kf1)
27… h6 (27… Nd7 $11) 28. Nd4 $14 Nd7 29. Nb5 Rb7 (29… Ra8 $14) 30. Rxc7
$16 Rxc7 31. Nxc7 Nxe5 {KN-KN} 32. Ke3 $1 Nc6 33. Kd3 $1 Kf8 {[#]} 34. Kc4 $1
Ke7 {[#]} 35. Kc5 $1 {[%cal Rc5c6]} Kd7 36. Na8 (36. Na6 $16) 36… g5 37. Nb6+
Kc7 38. Nc4 f5 $1 39. exf5 exf5 40. Kd5 (40. Nd6 $14 Nd4 41. Ne8+ (41. Kxd4
Kxd6 42. Kc4 f4 $11) 41… Kd8 42. Kxd4 Kxe8 43. Kc4) 40… f4 $11 41. Ke4 Kd7
42. h4 Ke6 43. h5 Kf6 44. Nd6 {With the idea Nf5.} Ne5 45. Nf5 Nd7 {…Nc5+ is
the strong threat.} 46. Nxh6 Nc5+ 47. Kd5 Nxb3 48. Ng4+ Kf5 49. Ne5 Kf6 $2 {
[%mdl 8192]} (49… Nc5 $11) 50. h6 $18 {White is clearly winning.} Nd2 {[#]}
51. Kc6 $1 Nb3 {[#]} (51… Nf1 52. Kb6) 52. Kb5 $1 Nd4+ (52… g4 53. Nxg4+)
53. Kxa5 Ne6 {[#]} 54. Kb6 $1 Kxe5 (54… Nf8 55. Nd3) 55. h7 Kd5 {Weighted
Error Value: White=0.23/Black=0.17} 1-0

[Event “III Salamanca Festival Masters 2021”] [Site “Salamanca”] [Date “2021.02.03”] [Round “1.2”] [White “Skripchenko, Almira”] [Black “Salimova, Nurgyul”] [Result “0-1”] [ECO “B15”] [WhiteElo “2418”] [BlackElo “2397”] [Annotator “TA”] [PlyCount “77”] [EventDate “2021.02.03”] [EventType “tourn”] [EventCountry “ESP”] [SourceTitle “playchess.com”] [Source “ChessBase”] [SourceQuality “1”]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ exf6 6. Bc4
Na6 {B15: Caro-Kann: 3 Nc3: 3…g6 and 3…dxe4 4 Nxe4 Nf6 5 Nxf6+ exf6.} 7.
Ne2 Bd6 8. O-O Nc7 {The position is equal.} 9. Bf4 O-O 10. Qd2 Be6 11. Bd3 Re8
12. Rfe1 {[#]} Qd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12… g6 13. c4 a5 14. a3 Qd7 15. Rad1
Bg4 16. f3 Be6 17. Nc3 f5 18. Bf1 f6 {1/2-1/2 (47) Rytshagov,M (2474)-Kiik,K
(2446) Finland 2006}) 13. c4 Rad8 14. Rad1 Bg4 15. f3 Be6 16. b3 b6 17. Be4 f5
18. Bb1 b5 19. Bd3 bxc4 20. bxc4 Rb8 21. Rb1 g6 22. Bxd6 Qxd6 23. Qa5 a6 24.
Qc3 Bd7 25. Bc2 Rxb1 26. Bxb1 Ne6 27. Qd2 {[#]} (27. Rd1 $11) 27… Nxd4 $1 $19
{[%mdl 512]} 28. Kf2 (28. Kf1 c5) 28… c5 29. Nxd4 Rxe1 ({Not} 29… Qxd4+ 30.
Qxd4 cxd4 31. Rxe8+ Bxe8 32. Ke2 $14) 30. Kxe1 cxd4 31. Kf2 (31. h3 $17 {
might work better.}) 31… Be6 32. Bd3 Qxh2 33. Qa5 Qh4+ 34. Kf1 (34. Kg1 $142)
34… Qh1+ (34… Qf4 $142 {And now …Bxc4! would win.} 35. Qe1 h5) 35. Kf2 {
intending Qd8+.} Qh4+ {[#]} (35… Qa1 36. Qd2 Kg7) 36. Kf1 $1 Qf4 {Black is
winning.} 37. Qe1 h5 38. c5 h4 39. Kg1 {Weighted Error Value: White=0.26/
Black=0.18} 0-1

[Event “III Salamanca Festival Masters 2021”] [Site “Salamanca”] [Date “2021.02.03”] [Round “1.3”] [White “Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina”] [Black “Anton Guijarro, David”] [Result “0-1”] [ECO “B90”] [WhiteElo “2392”] [BlackElo “2679”] [Annotator “TA”] [PlyCount “54”] [EventDate “2021.02.03”] [EventType “tourn”] [EventCountry “ESP”] [SourceTitle “playchess.com”] [Source “ChessBase”] [SourceQuality “1”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 {
B90: Sicilian Najdorf: Unusual White 6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and 6 Be3 e5.} 8. Be3
Nbd7 9. f4 Rc8 {The position is equal.} 10. Qf3 exf4 {[#]} 11. Qxf4 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 11. Bxf4 Ne5 12. Qe3 Nh5 13. Bh2 Qc7 14. O-O-O Be7 15. g4 Nf6 16.
Nd4 O-O 17. Nf5 {0-1 (31) Ehlvest,J (2517)-Muradli,M (2449) Chess.com INT 2020}
) 11… Be7 12. O-O-O Rxc3 13. bxc3 Qc7 14. g4 Ne5 (14… h6 $15) 15. g5 $11
Nfd7 16. h4 Qxc3 17. Bd4 Qb4 18. Bb2 O-O 19. a3 Qa4 20. Nd4 d5 21. Qg3 Rc8 22.
Rh2 Bd6 {aiming for …Nc4.} ({Wrong is} 22… dxe4 $2 23. Nxe6 fxe6 24. Bh3
$18) 23. exd5 {[#]} (23. Nxe6 $11 {keeps the balance.} Nc4 24. Nf4 (24. Qc3 Be5
$11) 24… Nxb2 25. Kxb2 Be5+ 26. Kb1) 23… Bxd5 (23… Bg4 $1 $17 {[%cal
Rg4d1]} 24. Be2 Nc4) 24. Nf5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (24. Nb5 $11 {and White stays
safe.} Nd3+ 25. Qxd3 Bxh2 26. Nc3 {[%mdl 64] Double Attack} Qf4+ 27. Kb1) 24…
Be4 $1 $19 {[%csl LRc2,LRf5][%cal Rc8c2][%mdl 64] Double Attack} 25. Nxd6 (25.
Rdd2 $19 Bxf5 26. Qf2) 25… Rxc2+ {Black mates.} 26. Kb1 Rxh2+ {[%mdl 64] Discovered Attack} 27. Ka2 {[#]} Rxb2+ $1 {[%mdl 64] Back Rank. Weighted
Error Value: White=0.87/Black=0.15} 0-1

[Event “III Salamanca Festival Masters 2021”] [Site “Salamanca”] [Date “2021.02.03”] [Round “1.4”] [White “Shirov, Alexei”] [Black “Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo”] [Result “1-0”] [ECO “E39”] [WhiteElo “2662”] [BlackElo “2607”] [Annotator “TA”] [PlyCount “105”] [EventDate “2021.02.03”] [EventType “tourn”] [EventCountry “ESP”] [SourceTitle “playchess.com”] [Source “ChessBase”] [SourceQuality “1”]

1. d4 {Golod,V} Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4
4. Qc2 c5 5. dxc5 O-O 6. a3 Bxc5 7. Bf4 Nh5 {E39: Nimzo-Indian: Classical: 4…
c5 5 dxc5 0-0.} 8. Bg3 f5 {Black wants to play …f4.} 9. Nf3 b6 {[#] White is
slightly better.} 10. e4 $5 $146 {[%mdl 8] New and interesting.} ({Predecessor:
} 10. e3 Bb7 11. Be2 Nc6 12. Rd1 Nxg3 13. hxg3 Rf7 14. Nb5 Qf6 15. Qc3 Qxc3+
16. Nxc3 {0-1 (53) Karpov,A (2696)-Gelfand,B (2692) Monte Carlo 2000 CBM 076
[Golod,V]}) 10… Bb7 11. O-O-O Nc6 12. exf5 exf5 13. Nd5 Rc8 14. b4 Be7 15.
Bd3 g6 16. Rhe1 Nxg3 17. hxg3 Bf6 18. Kb1 a5 (18… d6 $14) 19. b5 (19. Nxf6+
$16 Rxf6 20. Qb3) 19… Ne7 $2 ({Black should try} 19… Na7 $14 20. Nxf6+ Qxf6
) 20. Nxf6+ $18 Rxf6 21. Qb2 $1 {[%cal Rb2f6]} Qf8 22. Bc2 d6 (22… Bxf3 23.
gxf3 Rd8) 23. Ng5 Re8 24. Re6 Rxe6 25. Nxe6 Qf7 26. Ng5 (26. Rxd6 Nc8 $16)
26… Qg7 27. Qxg7+ (27. Rxd6 Nc8 $16) 27… Kxg7 28. Rxd6 Nc8 29. Rd7+ Re7 30.
Rd8 Kf6 31. f4 Rc7 32. Rf8+ Ke7 33. Rf7+ (33. Nxh7 $6 Nd6 $11) 33… Kd6 34.
Rf6+ Ke7 35. Nxh7 Rxc4 36. Rxg6 {Black must now prevent Rg7+.} Nd6 (36… Be4
$16 {was necessary.} 37. Bxe4 Rxe4) 37. Ng5 (37. Rg7+ $18 Ke8 38. Bxf5 $1 {
[%mdl 512]}) 37… Bxg2 38. Rg7+ Ke8 $1 39. Bb3 Rc3 40. Be6 {Bd7+ would kill
now.} Kf8 $2 (40… Rxa3 41. Bd7+ Kf8 42. Ne6#) (40… Re3 $1 $14) 41. Rd7 Ne4
(41… Be4+ {is tougher.} 42. Kb2 Rc2+ 43. Kb3 Rd2) 42. Rf7+ {[%mdl 64] Double
Attack} Kg8 43. Rd7+ $2 (43. Rc7+ $18 Kf8 44. Nh7+ Ke8 45. Nf6+ $1 {[%mdl 576] Deflection} Nxf6 46. Rxc3) 43… Kf8 $11 44. Rf7+ $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (44. g4 $11
Nxg5 45. fxg5 fxg4 46. Ka2) 44… Kg8 $18 45. Rxf5+ (45. Rc7+ $142 Kf8 46. Nh7+
Ke8 47. Nf6+ $1 {[%mdl 576] Deflection} Nxf6 48. Rxc3) 45… Kg7 46. Rf7+ Kh6
47. Rh7+ Kg6 {[#]} 48. Bf7+ $2 (48. g4 $1 $18 {White threatens Bf5+ and mate.}
Nxg5 49. Bf5+ Kf6 50. Rh6+ (50. fxg5+ Kxg5 51. Kb2 Re3 $16) 50… Ke7 51. fxg5)
48… Kf6 {[%mdl 8192]} (48… Kf5 $1 $11 {and Black has nothing to worry.})
49. Rh6+ {White is clearly winning.} Kg7 (49… Ke7 $142 50. Kb2 (50. Rxb6 Nxg5
51. fxg5 Kxf7 $15) 50… Re3) 50. Rg6+ Kf8 51. Rg8+ Ke7 52. Re8+ Kf6 53. Rxe4 {
Weighted Error Value: White=0.37/Black=0.45} ({Not} 53. Nxe4+ Bxe4+ 54. Rxe4
Kxf7 $16) 1-0

[Event “III Salamanca Festival Masters 2021”] [Site “Salamanca”] [Date “2021.02.03”] [Round “2.1”] [White “Paehtz, Elisabeth”] [Black “Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo”] [Result “0-1”] [ECO “D03”] [WhiteElo “2467”] [BlackElo “2607”] [Annotator “TA”] [PlyCount “98”] [EventDate “2021.02.03”] [EventType “tourn”] [EventCountry “ESP”] [SourceTitle “playchess.com”] [Source “ChessBase”] [SourceQuality “1”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Nbd2 O-O 6. e3 b6 7.
Bd3 Bb7 {D03: 1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Bg5, including Torre Attack with early …d5.
} 8. Qb1 Nbd7 9. Ne5 h6 {The position is equal.} 10. Bf4 Nxe5 11. Bxe5 {[#]}
Bd6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11… Nd7 12. Bf4 Bf6 13. Nf3 Re8 14. O-O e5 15. dxe5
Nxe5 16. Nxe5 Bxe5 17. Bxe5 Rxe5 {1/2-1/2 (66) Huemmer,B (2290)-Stern,R (2385)
Germany 1994}) 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. f4 g5 14. O-O gxf4 15. exf4 Bxf4 16. Qd1 {
[#] Qg4+ is the strong threat.} Qg5 17. Nf3 Qh5 18. g3 Bd6 19. Qd2 f6 20. Rae1
Rae8 $1 21. Nh4 ({Better is} 21. Kh1 $11) 21… Qg5 22. Qg2 Bc8 (22… f5 {
looks sharper.} 23. Nf3 Qg7 24. Ne5 Re7 25. Qe2 c5) 23. Ng6 Rf7 24. Nf4 Bxf4
25. Rxf4 c6 26. Bf5 {[#] Threatens to win with Rg4.} Rg7 27. Qf3 Ree7 {[%cal
Be8e7,Be7f7,Bf7f8][%mdl 32]} 28. Bc2 Ref7 {And now …e5 would win.} 29. Kf2 {
Strongly threatening h4.} f5 30. Re5 Bd7 31. Qe2 c5 32. Qe3 (32. c4 $14) 32…
cxd4 33. cxd4 Rf8 34. Bb3 Kh7 35. Qd3 Kh8 36. Qe3 Rf6 37. Qc3 Rfg6 38. Bd1 Kh7
39. Re3 Qd8 40. Qb4 Bc8 (40… Be8 {keeps more tension.} 41. Bh5 Rf6 42. Be2
Rc7 43. Bd3 Rg6) 41. Rc3 (41. Bh5 {seems wilder.} Rf6 42. Be2 Rff7 43. Bd3 Kh8
44. Re1) 41… Rc7 42. Rxc7+ Qxc7 43. Rf3 Qd8 (43… Qc1 $5 {[%cal Rc1d1]} 44.
Be2 Rg7 $15) 44. Rc3 Rg7 45. Rc6 (45. Qa3 $11) 45… f4 {With the idea …Rf7.}
46. Bc2+ (46. Kg2 $1 $11) 46… Kh8 47. Qc3 {[%mdl 8192]} ({White should play}
47. Kg2 $15) 47… Bd7 $19 48. Rd6 $2 (48. Rc7 e5 49. Rxa7 (49. dxe5 $2 d4 $19)
49… fxg3+ 50. hxg3 Qf6+ 51. Kg2) 48… fxg3+ 49. Kg1 Qf8 {Weighted Error
Value: White=0.50/Black=0.10} (49… gxh2+ $142 50. Kh1 Qg5 51. Qc8+ {[%mdl 64] Decoy} Bxc8 52. Rd8+ Qxd8 53. Bd1 Qg5 54. Bg4 Qxg4 55. Kxh2 Qh5#) 0-1

[Event “III Salamanca Festival Masters 2021”] [Site “Salamanca”] [Date “2021.02.03”] [Round “2.2”] [White “Anton Guijarro, David”] [Black “Shirov, Alexei”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [ECO “C47”] [WhiteElo “2679”] [BlackElo “2662”] [Annotator “TA”] [PlyCount “60”] [EventDate “2021.02.03”] [EventType “tourn”] [EventCountry “ESP”] [SourceTitle “playchess.com”] [Source “ChessBase”] [SourceQuality “1”]

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. Qf3 {
C47: Scotch Four Knights and Four Knights with 4 g3.} c6 11. h3 Re8 12. Bf4
Bxc3 13. bxc3 Ne4 14. c4 {[#]} Qf6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14… Bf5 15. Rfe1 Bg6
16. cxd5 cxd5 17. c4 f5 18. Rad1 Kh8 19. Bf1 d4 20. Be3 dxe3 21. Rxd8 exf2+ 22.
Qxf2 Nxf2 23. Rexe8+ {1-0 (23) Villalba,M (2179)-Monteiro,A (1994) Maringa 2013
}) 15. Rae1 Bxh3 16. cxd5 ({Much weaker is} 16. gxh3 Ng5 $15) (16. Bxe4 dxe4
17. Rxe4 Rxe4 $15) 16… cxd5 17. c4 Nc5 18. Qxh3 (18. Bb1 {is more complex.}
Bd7 19. cxd5 Bb5 20. Rxe8+ Rxe8 21. Rc1) 18… Nxd3 {The position is equal.}
19. Qxd3 {[#] Hoping for g3.} Qxf4 20. cxd5 Qd6 21. Re4 Rxe4 22. Qxe4 $11 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} h5 23. Rd1 Rb8 24. g3 g6 25. a3 a6 26. Rd3 Kg7 27.
Kg2 Rb7 28. Qd4+ Qf6 29. Qc4 Rd7 30. Qe4 Re7 {Weighted Error Value: White=0.03/
Black=0.04} 1/2-1/2

[Event “III Salamanca Festival Masters 2021”] [Site “Salamanca”] [Date “2021.02.03”] [Round “2.3”] [White “Salimova, Nurgyul”] [Black “Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina”] [Result “1-0”] [ECO “E04”] [WhiteElo “2397”] [BlackElo “2392”] [Annotator “TA”] [PlyCount “57”] [EventDate “2021.02.03”] [EventType “tourn”] [EventCountry “ESP”] [SourceTitle “playchess.com”] [Source “ChessBase”] [SourceQuality “1”] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c6 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 b5 6. Ne5 Bb7
7. O-O Nf6 8. Nc3 a6 {E04: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3.} 9. b3 b4 10. bxc4 {[#] 10.Ne4
is the modern continuation.} (10. Na4 $11) 10… Nfd7 $146 (10… bxc3 $15 {
keeps the upper hand.} 11. Rb1 Qc7) ({Predecessor:} 10… bxc3 11. Rb1 Ra7 12.
Be3 Bd6 13. d5 c5 14. Qa4+ Nbd7 15. dxe6 fxe6 16. Bxb7 Bxe5 17. Bxc5 Rxb7 18.
Rxb7 {1/2-1/2 (39) Li,C (2697)-Ankit,R (2455) Graz 2014}) 11. Ne4 $16 Be7 12.
Nd3 a5 13. a3 Na6 14. c5 Nf6 {Strongly threatening …Nxe4.} 15. Nxf6+ Bxf6 16.
e3 O-O 17. axb4 Nxb4 18. Nxb4 axb4 19. Bd2 e5 20. Rxa8 Qxa8 21. dxe5 Bxe5 22.
Bxb4 Ba6 23. Re1 Qb7 24. Ba5 Qb5 25. Qd2 Qxc5 $2 {[%mdl 8192] Black cannot
hold the game after this.} (25… Bf6 $16 26. Bc3 Rd8) 26. Bb4 $18 {[%mdl 64] [#] Skewer} Qb6 27. Bxf8 Kxf8 28. Rc1 c5 {[#]} 29. Rxc5 $3 {[%mdl 512] Weighted Error Value: White=0.15/Black=0.69} 1-0

[Event “III Salamanca Festival Masters 2021”] [Site “Salamanca”] [Date “2021.02.03”] [Round “2.4”] [White “Topalov, Veselin”] [Black “Skripchenko, Almira”] [Result “1-0”] [ECO “C41”] [WhiteElo “2735”] [BlackElo “2418”] [Annotator “TA”] [PlyCount “65”] [EventDate “2021.02.03”] [EventType “tourn”] [EventCountry “ESP”] [SourceTitle “playchess.com”] [Source “ChessBase”] [SourceQuality “1”] 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3
e5 4. Nf3 Nbd7 5. Bc4 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 a6 8. a4 b6 {C41: Philidor Defence.
} 9. h3 {9.d5 is becoming the main line.} Bb7 10. d5 Kh8 {White has an edge.}
11. b3 {[%cal Bb2b3,Bb3b4][%mdl 32] [#]} Nc5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11… Ng8 12.
Nd2 g6 13. Bb2 Bf6 14. Bf1 Bg7 15. g3 f5 16. exf5 gxf5 17. Bg2 Ne7 {0-1 (44)
Petrosian,D (2504)-Yudin,S (2599) St Petersburg 2009}) 12. b4 Ncd7 13. Nd2 Ne8
14. a5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Keeping Black busy.} Bg5 15. Bd3 g6 16. Ne2 Ng7 17. c4
f5 18. Nc3 bxa5 19. Rxa5 c5 20. dxc6 Bxc6 21. Nd5 Nf6 (21… Qb8 $14) 22. Bb2
$16 fxe4 (22… Bb7 $16 {keeps fighting.}) 23. Nxe4 Bxd5 (23… Nxe4 {was
worth a try.} 24. Bxe4 Ne6) 24. Nxg5 $18 Bb7 25. c5 Nd5 26. Be4 Nxb4 $2 {[#]} (
26… Qxg5 27. Bxd5 Bxd5 28. Qxd5 Qf4) 27. Bxb7 Qxa5 28. Bxa8 Nd3 29. Re3 Nxb2
30. Qxd6 {[%cal Rd6f8] White mates.} Rxa8 31. Nf7+ Kg8 32. Nh6+ Kh8 33. Qd5 {
Accuracy: White = 86%, Black = 39%.} 1-0


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