Ponomariov,R (2727) - Shirov,A (2715) [B30]
SuperGM Linares ESP (4), 26.02.2002
[Fritz 7 (45s)] -
B30: Sicilian: 2...Nc6 3 Bb5, lines without ...g6

1.e2-e4 c7-c5 2.Ng1f3 Nb8-c6 3.Nb1c3 e7-e5 4.Bf1c4 d7-d6 5.d2-d3 Bf8-e7 6.Nf3-d2 Be7-g5 7.h2-h4 Bg5xd2+

[7...Bg5xh4? fails because of 8.Qd1h5 Bh4xf2+ 9.Ke1xf2+-]

8.Bc1xd2 Ng8-f6 9.Bd2-g5 Bc8-e6 10.Nc3-d5 Be6xd5 11.Bc4xd5 White can be proud of that piece

[11.e4xd5 Nc6-a5]

11...h7-h6= 12.Bg5xf6 Qd8xf6 13.Qd1d2 Nc6-e7 14.Bd5-c4 00 15.Ke1f1

[15.g2-g4 Qf6-f3 16.Rh1g1 Ne7-g6]

15...Ra8-d8 16.Ra1e1 d6-d5 17.e4xd5 Ne7xd5 18.Qd2-e2 Rf8-e8 19.Qe2-e4 Nd5-b6 20.Bc4-b3 Rd8-d4 21.Qe4xb7 c5-c4 22.d3xc4 e5-e4 23.Kf1g1 Rd4-d7 24.Qb7-a6 e4-e3 25.f2xe3

[Worse is 25.Re1xe3 Re8xe3 26.Qa6-a5 Rd7-d1+ 27.Qa5-e1 Rd1xe1+ 28.Kg1h2 Qf6xh4#]

25...Re8xe3 26.Re1xe3 Deflection from d1

26...Rd7-d1+ 27.Kg1h2 Qf6xh4+