Adams,M (2742) - Ponomariov,R (2727)
SuperGM Linares ESP (2), 24.02.2002

[Fritz 7 (45s)] -
C92: Closed Ruy Lopez: 9...Be6, Karpov and Flohr-Zaitsev Variations

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.00 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 00 9.h3 Re8 10.d4 Bb7 11.Nbd2 Bf8 12.d5 White gets more space

12...Nb8 13.Nf1 Nbd7 14.N3h2 Nc5 15.Bc2 c6 16.b4 Ncd7 17.dxc6 Bxc6 18.Bg5 h6 19.Bxf6 Nxf6 20.Ng4 Nxg4 21.Qxg4 d5 22.exd5 Qxd5

[22...Bxd5? 23.Rad1 Qd6 24.Be4+-]

23.Bb3 Qd8 24.Qh5 Ra7 25.Rxe5 Rxe5 26.Qxe5 Qg5

[26...Re7!? should not be overlooked 27.Qg3 Rd7]

27.Qxg5 hxg5 28.Ne3 g6 29.Rd1 Rc7 30.Kf1 Kg7 31.Ke2 Be7 32.Bd5 Bd7 33.Rd3 Bf6 34.c4 bxc4 35.Bxc4

[35.Nxc4?! Bb5 36.Nd6 Rc2+ 37.Ke3 Bxd3 38.Kxd3 Rxf2=]

35...Bc8 36.a3 Bb2 37.Kd2 f5 38.Kc2 Bxa3

[38...f4!? 39.Kxb2 fxe3]

39.Rxa3+- f4 40.Kb3 fxe3 41.fxe3 Re7 42.Ka4 Re5 43.Rd3 Bf5 44.Rd2 Rxe3 45.Bxa6 Be4 46.Rf2 Kh6

[46...Rg3 47.Bf1+-]

47.Bf1 g4 48.hxg4 Re1 49.Be2 Ra1+ 50.Kb3 Rb1+ 51.Kc3 Rc1+

[51...Kg5 52.Rf1 Rxf1 53.Bxf1 Kxg4 54.Be2+ Kf4 55.Bf3+-]

52.Kd4 Bb7 53.Bf3 Ba6 54.Rb2 Bb5 55.Be2 Bc6 56.Bf3??

forfeits the advantage [56.Ba6 Rg1+-]

56...Bb5 57.Be2??

White is ruining his position [57.Be4 Rc4+ 58.Kd5 Rc8+-]

57...Bc6 58.Ba6 Rg1 59.b5 Bxg2 60.b6 Kg5 61.Bc8 Kf4 62.Kc5

[62.Rb4 might be the shorter path 62...Re1 63.Kc5+ Kg5+-]

62...Be4

[62...Rc1+ 63.Kd6 Be4+-]

63.Rb4 Ke5 64.b7 Rc1+ 65.Kb5 Bxb7 66.Bxb7 Kf6 67.Rc4 Rb1+ 68.Kc6 Kg5 69.Bc8 Rd1 70.Bd7 Kh4 71.Kc7 Rd2 72.Kd8 Re2 73.Rc6 g5 74.Bf5 Re3 75.Re6 Rg3

[75...Rb3+- otherwise it's curtains at once]

76.Rh6# 10