(9) Timman,J (2629) - Shirov,A (2718) [D03]
Corus2001 Wijk aan Zee (5), 18.01.2001

[Junior 6.0 (30s)]

D03: 1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Bg5, including Torre Attack with early ...d5

1...d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bg5 Ne4 4.Bh4 c5 5.dxc5 Nc6 6.e3

Prevents intrusion on d4

[6...Qa5+ 7.c3 Qxc5 8.Nbd2=]

7.Nbd2 Nxc5 8.Nb3 Bg7 9.c3

Covers b4+d4

9...Ne4 10.Bd3 00 11.Bxe4 dxe4 12.Qxd8 Rxd8
Black inhibits 000

13.Nfd4 Ne5 14.Bxe7 Re8 15.Ba3 Nd3+

The black knight on an outpost

16.Ke2 b6
Secures a5+c5

17.f4 a5 18.Nc1 b5
[18...Nc5 19.Kf2=]

[19.Nxd3 Bxd4 20.Nf2 (20.cxd4 exd3+ 21.Kxd3 b4; 20.exd4?! exd3+ 21.Kxd3 b4) ]


20.c4 Bxb5
[Instead of 20...Bxb2 21.Bxb2 Nxb2 22.Nc7]

21.cxb5 Rac8 22.Rd1 Rc2+
Can b2 get defended?

23.Kf1 Rf2+
[23...Bxb2 24.Bxb2 Nxb2 25.Re1]

24.Kg1 Nxb2 25.Re1

[25.Kxf2?? cheese in a trap 25...Nxd1+ 26.Ke1 Nxe3+ (26...Bxa1?! 27.Kxd1 Rb8 28.g4+) ]

25...Rc2 26.Bxb2 Rxb2 27.a4 Rc8 28.Kf1 Bc3 29.Rd1 Bb4 30.Na2 Bd2 31.Rdb1 Rcc2 32.Rxb2 Rxb2 33.Nc1 Bxe3 34.Ne2 f5 35.g3 Kf7 36.Ra3 Rb1+ 37.Kg2 Bb6 38.Ra2

[38.Rc3 Rb4 39.Rc6 Bd4=]

38...Ke6 39.Rc2 Kd7 40.Rc6 Be3 41.h4 Rb2 42.Kf1 Rb1+
[42...Rb4 43.Rc3 Ba7 44.Ra3]

43.Kg2 Rb4 44.h5
[44.Rc3 Ba7 45.Ra3 Kc8]

[44...Rxa4!? 45.hxg6 hxg6 46.Rxg6 Ra2]


Rxa4 46.Rxh7+ Kd6 47.Rxh5 Ra2 48.Kf1 Ra1+ 49.Kg2 Ra2
[49...Re1 50.Nc3 Bd4 51.Rh6+ Kd7 52.Rc6]

50.Kf1 Ra1+
[50...a4 51.Rxf5 Ra1+ 52.Kg2]

51.Kg2 Re1 52.Nc3 Rg1+ 53.Kh2 Rc1 54.Rh6+ Kd7 55.Rh7+ Ke6 56.Rh6+ Kd7

[56...Kf7 57.Rc6 Rc2+ 58.Kh3]

57.Rh7+ Ke6 58.Rh6+ Kf7 59.Rc6 Rc2+ 60.Kh3 Bg1
The mate threat is Rh2

[61.g4!? is an interesting idea]

61...Bd4 62.Nd5
[62.b6 Bf6+ 63.Kh3 Bxc3 64.b7]


63.bxc6 Ke6 64.Nc7+ Ke7 65.Nb5 Bb2
[65...Bb2 66.c7 Kd7+]

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