Kasparov,G (2849) - Shirov,A (2718)
Corus2001 Wijk aan Zee (9), 23.01.2001

[Junior 6.0 (30s)]

1.e4 
C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves 

1...e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 
[Less advisable is 3...Nxe4 4.Qe2 Qe7] 

4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Bd6 7.00 00 8.c4 c6 9.Qc2 Na6 10.a3 
Controls b4 

10...Bg4 11.Ne5 Bh5 12.cxd5 cxd5 13.Nc3 

[13.Bxe4!? is interesting 13...dxe4 14.Qxe4] 

13...Nxc3= 14.bxc3 Kh8 15.f4 Bxe5 

[15...Qc7!?= is worth looking at] 

16.fxe5 Bg6 17.a4 Qd7 18.Ba3 Rfe8 19.Bxg6 fxg6 20.Qb3 b6 21.Bd6 Nc7 22.Rf3 Rac8 23.Raf1 h6 

[23...Kg8!?] 

24.Qc2+- Qg4 25.Rg3 Qh5 26.Rh3 
[26.Qb3 Qe2] 

26...Qg5 
[26...Qg4] 

27.Rg3?? 

gives the opponent new chances [27.Qa2 Red8+-] 

27...Qh5 28.Bxc7 Rxc7 29.Rxg6 Qh4 30.h3 Qxd4+ 31.cxd4

Exploits the pin. Do you see the mate threat? 

31...Rxc2 
Eliminates the defender c2 

32.Rf7 Rg8 33.Rd6 Rc4 34.Rxd5 Rxa4 35.Rdd7 Ra1+ 36.Kf2 Ra2+ 37.Kf3 Kh7

[37...a5 38.e6 Ra1 39.Ra7+-] 

38.e6 
[38.Rxa7 Rxa7 39.Rxa7 Rb8+-] 

38...Kg6 
[38...a5 39.Rb7+-] 

39.d5 
[39.Rxa7 Rxa7 40.Rxa7 Rb8+-] 

39...Rc8 

[39...a5 40.d6 Ra3+ 41.Ke4+-] 

40.Rc7 
[40.Rxa7 Rxa7 41.Rxa7 Kf6+-] 

40...Re8? 

[40...Rxc7 41.Rxc7 Rd2+-] 

41.g4 a5 42.Rxg7+ Kf6 43.Rgf7+ Ke5 
[43...Kg6 44.Rf5 h5 45.Rxh5 Rf8+ 46.Ke3 Ra3+ 47.Kd4 Ra4+ 48.Ke5+-] 

44.Rf5+ Kd4 45.e7 

[45.e7 Ra3+ 46.Kf4+-] 10

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