Shirov,A (2715) - Ivanchuk,V (2717)
SuperGM Linares ESP (9), 04.03.2002

[Fritz 7 (25s)] -
C88: Closed Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall Systems

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.00 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 00 8.a4 Bb7 9.d3 Re8 10.Nbd2 Bf8 11.c3 Covers b4 11...Na5 12.Ba2 c5 13.d4 d6 14.b4 exd4 Now all is on e4 15.bxa5 dxc3 16.Nf1 Nxe4

[16...c4 17.Bg5 Bxe4 18.axb5 axb5 19.Nd4]

17.axb5 axb5 18.a6 Bc6 19.Rxe4

Eliminates the defender e4

19...Bxe4

[19...Rxe4 Decoy theme: e4 20.Ng5]

20.Bxf7+ Demolition of pawn structure. Demolishes the pawn shield

20...Kxf7

Decoy to f7

21.Ng5+ Kg8 22.Nxe4 Qc8 23.Nxc3 Rxa6 24.Rb1 b4 Black gets more space 25.Nd5 A valuable piece 25...Ra7 26.Rb3

[26.Bf4 Qe6=]

26...Ra1= 27.h3

[27.Rd3 Qf5 28.Qb3 Kh8=]

27...Re5

[27...Re4 28.Rf3]

28.Nf4

[28.Nfe3 Qe6]

28...Qe8 29.Rf3

[29.Qc2!? should be examined more closely]

29...c4 30.Kh2 b3

[30...Qa4 31.Qd4 Rxc1 32.Nd3 cxd3 33.Qf4+]

31.Qd2 d5

[31...Rc5 32.Ng3 Ra2 33.Bb2]

32.Ne3

[32.Nxd5 Re1 33.Bb2 Qb8+ 34.g3 Rad1=]

32...Bd6 33.g3 Qc6

[33...Qa8 34.Bb2 Ra2 35.Nfxd5 Rxd5 36.Nxd5 Rxb2 37.Qxb2 Qxd5 38.Qe2]

34.Ng4

[34.Bb2 Ra2 35.Ng4 (35.Nexd5 Ba3 36.Qc3 Bxb2 37.Qxe5 Bxe5 38.Ne7+ Kf7 39.Nxc6 Bf6+) 35...Rxb2 36.Qxb2]

34...d4

[34...Rf5 35.Bb2 Rb1 36.Bxg7 Bxf4 (36...Kxg7 37.Ne6+ Kf7 38.Nd8+ (38.Rxf5+?! is easily refuted 38...Kxe6 39.Rh5 Kd7 40.Rxh7+ Kc8) 38...Ke8 39.Nxc6 (39.Rxf5 is a bad alternative 39...Kxd8 40.Qg5+ Kc8=) 39...Rxf3 40.Qxd5+-) 37.gxf4 Kxg7 38.Qd4+ Kf7 39.Qa7+ Kf8 40.Qxh7 Rf7 41.Qxb1 d4+-]

35.Qxd4 Re4??

[35...Ra8 would bring relief 36.Bb2 Qxf3 37.Nxe5 Bxe5 38.Qxc4+ Kh8 39.Bxe5 Qxf2+ 40.Ng2 Qc2]

36.Qxa1+-

[36.Qxa1 Re2 37.Qd4+-] 10