Open Soviet Union Championship
Round 4



[Event "op"]

[Site "Decin CZE"]

[Date "1996.07.24"]

[Round "4"]

[White "Nalbandian, T"]

[Black "Monin, N"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D34"]

[WhiteElo "2490"]

[BlackElo "2345"]



1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 c5 3. c4 e6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. g3 Nf6 7. Bg2 Be7 8.

O-O O-O 9. Bg5 c4 10. Ne5 Be6 11. e3 Nd7 12. Bxe7 Nxe7 13. Nf3 b5 14. a3

Rb8 15. Ng5 a5 16. e4 b4 17. axb4 axb4 18. Nxd5 Bxd5 19. exd5 Nb6 20. Qh5

h6 21. Ne4 Nexd5 22. Ra7 c3 23. bxc3 bxc3 24. Qf3 Rc8 25. Rc1 Rc4 26. Qd1

Nb4 27. Rxc3 Rxd4 28. Qg4 Rd1+ 29. Bf1 Qd4 30. Qf5 N6d5 31. Rxf7 Rxf1+ 32.

Kxf1 Ne3+ 33. fxe3 Qd1+ 34. Kg2 1-0



[Event "op"]

[Site "Decin CZE"]

[Date "1996.07.24"]

[Round "4"]

[White "Meduna, E"]

[Black "Vologin, V"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D00"]

[WhiteElo "2450"]

[BlackElo "2330"]



1. d4 d5 2. Bg5 Nf6 3. Bxf6 exf6 4. e3 Be6 5. Bd3 Qd7 6. Ne2 Bf5 7. O-O

Bxd3 8. Qxd3 c6 9. Nd2 Bd6 10. c4 dxc4 11. Nxc4 O-O 12. a3 Na6 13. b4 c5

14. Nxd6 Qxd6 15. bxc5 Nxc5 16. Qb1 Ne6 17. Qxb7 Rfb8 18. Qe4 Ng5 19. Qc2

Rb6 20. Rfc1 g6 21. a4 Rab8 22. Rab1 Qa3 23. Rxb6 Rxb6 24. Nf4 Rb2 25. Qc6

Rb6 26. Qc5 Qa2 27. f3 Rb2 28. h4 h6 29. Qc4 Qa3 30. Re1 Kg7 31. hxg5 hxg5

32. Nd5 Qd6 33. f4 gxf4 34. Nxf4 g5 35. Qd5 Qb4 36. Nh5+ Kg6 37. Rf1 Qb7

38. Qf5+ Kh6 39. Qxf6+ Kxh5 40. Qh8+ 1-0



[Event "op"]

[Site "Decin CZE"]

[Date "1996.07.24"]

[Round "4"]

[White "Berezovics, A"]

[Black "Pribyl, J"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "D90"]

[WhiteElo "2360"]

[BlackElo "2460"]



1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Nc3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Qa4+ Bd7 7. Qc2

Nxc3 8. bxc3 c5 9. e4 cxd4 10. cxd4 Nc6 11. Be3 Bg4 12. Rd1 O-O 13. d5 Ne5

14. Be2 Nxf3+ 15. Bxf3 Bxf3 16. gxf3 Qa5+ 17. Kf1 Rac8 18. Qb1 b6 19. Kg2

f5 20. Bd4 fxe4 21. Qxe4 Rc4 22. Qe6+ Rf7 23. Bxg7 Kxg7 24. h4 Qc3 25. Rh3

Rxh4 26. Qxf7+ Kxf7 27. Rxh4 h5 28. Rf4+ Kg7 29. d6 1/2-1/2



[Event "op"]

[Site "Decin CZE"]

[Date "1996.07.24"]

[Round "4"]

[White "Chernyshov, K"]

[Black "Raudive, A"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B03"]

[WhiteElo "2470"]

[BlackElo "2365"]



1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. c4 Nb6 4. d4 d6 5. exd6 exd6 6. Nc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O

8. Qf3 c6 9. O-O-O d5 10. c5 N6d7 11. Bd3 Na6 12. Nge2 b6 13. cxb6 axb6 14.

g4 Re8 15. h4 Nf8 16. g5 Ra7 17. Rdg1 g6 18. h5 Bd6 19. Nf4 Nc7 20. hxg6

fxg6 21. Nxg6 hxg6 22. Rh6 Nce6 23. Bxg6 Nxg6 24. Rxg6+ Rg7 25. Rh6 Rh7 26.

Rxh7 Kxh7 27. Qf7+ 1-0



[Event "op"]

[Site "Decin CZE"]

[Date "1996.07.24"]

[Round "4"]

[White "Prandstetter, E"]

[Black "Hachian, M"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "C63"]

[WhiteElo "2370"]

[BlackElo "2480"]



1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5. Nxe4 Nf6 6. Nxf6+ Qxf6 7. Qe2

Be7 8. Bxc6 dxc6 9. Nxe5 Bf5 10. d3 O-O 11. O-O Bd6 12. f4 Rae8 13. d4 Bxe5

14. dxe5 Qg6 15. Rf2 Rd8 16. Be3 b6 17. Re1 c5 18. a3 h5 19. c3 Rd3 20. Qf3

h4 21. h3 Rfd8 22. Kh2 a5 23. g3 Qxg3+ 24. Qxg3 hxg3+ 25. Kxg3 Kf7 26. Rh2

Ke6 27. Kf3 g6 28. h4 Rh8 29. Rg1 a4 30. Rg5 Rd7 31. Kg3 Rdh7 32. h5 Rxh5

33. Rhxh5 Rxh5 34. Rxh5 gxh5 35. Kh4 Bg4 36. Kg5 c4 37. Bf2 c5 38. Bg3 b5

39. Bf2 Kd5 40. Be3 Bc8 41. Kxh5 Bf5 42. Kg5 Ke6 43. Bxc5 Bd3 44. Kh6 Kf7

45. Bf2 Bf5 46. Bh4 Be4 1/2-1/2



[Event "op"]

[Site "Decin CZE"]

[Date "1996.07.24"]

[Round "4"]

[White "Moroz, A"]

[Black "Navratescu, C"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B90"]

[WhiteElo "2500"]

[BlackElo "2375"]



1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. a4 e5 7. Nf3 Be7 8.

Bc4 O-O 9. O-O Nc6 10. Re1 Bg4 11. h3 Bh5 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. Bxd5 Rc8 14. c3

Qd7 15. Qd3 Qc7 16. Nd2 Nd8 17. Nc4 Ne6 18. g4 Bg6 19. a5 h6 20. Nb6 Rcd8

21. Bb3 Bg5 22. Nd5 Qc5 23. Be3 Bxe3 24. Qxe3 Kh8 25. Bc2 f6 26. b4 Qxe3

27. Rxe3 Nf4 28. Bb3 Bf7 29. Rd1 Rc8 30. Kh2 Rc6 31. Rd2 Be6 32. c4 Bxd5

33. exd5 Rcc8 34. Rc3 Rfd8 35. c5 dxc5 36. Rxc5 Rb8 37. d6 b6 38. axb6 Rxb6

39. d7 Rbb8 40. Bc4 Kh7 41. Bxa6 Rxb4 42. Rc8 Ne6 43. Rd6 Rb2 44. Bd3+ 1-0



[Event "op"]

[Site "Decin CZE"]

[Date "1996.07.24"]

[Round "4"]

[White "Crouch, C"]

[Black "Konopka, M"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "D80"]

[WhiteElo "2375"]

[BlackElo "2405"]



1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. f3 c5 5. dxc5 d4 6. Nb5 Nc6 7. e3 e5 8.

exd4 Nxd4 9. b4 a5 10. Ne2 Nxb5 11. Qxd8+ Kxd8 12. cxb5 axb4 13. Bb2 Bxc5

14. Bxe5 Ke7 15. Ng3 Re8 16. Be2 Nd7 17. Bb2 f5 18. O-O-O Nb6 19. Bd4 Bxd4

20. Rxd4 Rxa2 21. Rxb4 Be6 22. Rb2 Rea8 23. Re1 Ra1+ 24. Rb1 Rc8+ 25. Kd2

Ra2+ 26. Ke3 Nd5+ 27. Kf2 Rcc2 28. Rbc1 Nf4 29. Rxc2 Rxc2 30. Kg1 h5 31.

Bf1 Kf6 32. Ra1 h4 33. Nh1 Bc4 34. Bxc4 Rxc4 35. g3 hxg3 36. hxg3 Ne6 37.

Ra7 Nc5 38. Nf2 Rb4 39. g4 Rxb5 40. gxf5 gxf5 41. Ra8 Rb2 42. Rd8 b5 43.

Nd1 Rb3 44. Kf2 b4 45. Ke2 Ne6 46. Rd7 Nf4+ 47. Kd2 Rxf3 48. Rb7 Nd5 0-1



[Event "op"]

[Site "Decin CZE"]

[Date "1996.07.24"]

[Round "4"]

[White "Sherbakov, R"]

[Black "Aronian, L"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D85"]

[WhiteElo "2555"]

[BlackElo "2390"]



1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 c5

8. Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 Nc6 10. d5 Ne5 11. Nxe5 Bxe5 12. Qd2 b6 13. f4 Bg7 14. c4

e6 15. Bb2 Bxb2 16. Rxb2 e5 17. O-O f6 18. fxe5 fxe5 19. Rbb1 Rxf1+ 20.

Rxf1 Qh4 21. Qc3 Qxe4 22. Bf3 Qf4 23. g3 Qf5 24. Bg2 Qd7 25. d6 Bb7 26.

Bxb7 Qxb7 27. Qxe5 1-0



[Event "op"]

[Site "Decin CZE"]

[Date "1996.07.24"]

[Round "4"]

[White "Minasian, Ara"]

[Black "Dmitriev, I"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "B13"]

[WhiteElo "2425"]

[BlackElo "2370"]



1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 e6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Nf3 Nge7 7. cxd5 exd5

8. Bb5 g6 9. Bg5 Bg7 10. Bxc6+ bxc6 11. O-O O-O 12. Qd2 Re8 13. Qf4 Be6 14.

Bf6 Qb8 15. Qxb8 Raxb8 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. b3 f6 18. h3 g5 19. Rfe1 Kf7 20.

Na4 Nf5 21. Rac1 Bd7 22. Nc5 Rxe1+ 23. Rxe1 Rd8 24. g4 Nd6 25. Kg2 Bc8 26.

Nd3 Bd7 27. Rc1 Ke7 28. Re1+ Kf7 29. Rc1 Ke7 30. Re1+ Kf7 31. Nc5 Bc8 32.

Nd3 Bd7 33. Rc1 Ke7 1/2-1/2



[Event "op"]

[Site "Decin CZE"]

[Date "1996.07.24"]

[Round "4"]

[White "Tolstikh, N"]

[Black "Jurek, J"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "A30"]

[WhiteElo "2420"]

[BlackElo "2380"]



1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. g3 c5 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. O-O e6 6. Nc3 Be7 7. Re1 d5 8.

cxd5 exd5 9. d4 O-O 10. Bf4 Na6 11. Rc1 Qd7 12. a3 Rfd8 13. Rc2 Ne4 14. Qc1

Rac8 15. Rd1 Qe6 16. Ng5 Bxg5 17. Bxg5 Re8 18. Bxe4 dxe4 19. d5 Qd7 20. d6

Nb8 21. b4 Re5 22. b5 f6 23. Bf4 Rh5 24. f3 Qh3 25. g4 exf3 26. exf3 Qxf3

27. gxh5 Re8 28. Nd5 Bxd5 29. Rxd5 Qxd5 30. Rd2 Qxh5 31. Qc4+ Kh8 32. Bg3

Nd7 33. Kg2 h6 34. a4 Qg5 35. Re2 Rxe2+ 36. Qxe2 Qd5+ 37. Kf2 Ne5 38. Bxe5

fxe5 39. Qf3 Qxd6 40. Qa8+ Kh7 41. Qxa7 e4 42. Qf7 Qxh2+ 43. Ke3 Qe5 44.

Qc4 Qg3+ 45. Kxe4 h5 46. a5 h4 47. Qf7 Qe1+ 48. Kf5 Qf2+ 49. Ke6 Qe3+ 50.

Kd7 h3 51. Qh5+ Qh6 52. Qxh6+ gxh6 53. axb6 h2 54. b7 h1=Q 55. b8=Q Qd5+

56. Ke7 Qe4+ 57. Kd7 c4 58. Qc7 Qd3+ 59. Kc8+ Kg6 60. b6 Qf5+ 61. Kd8 Qd5+

62. Ke7 1/2-1/2



[Event "op"]

[Site "Decin CZE"]

[Date "1996.07.24"]

[Round "4"]

[White "Shurygin, S"]

[Black "Sergienko, S"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "A34"]

[WhiteElo "2390"]

[BlackElo "2425"]



1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. d4 cxd4 6. Qxd4 Nxc3 7. Qxd8+

Kxd8 8. bxc3 f6 9. e4 e5 10. Bc4 Bc5 11. Ke2 Nd7 12. Rd1 Ke7 13. Bb3 Nb6

14. Nxe5 Be6 15. Nd3 Bd6 16. Bf4 Ba3 17. Rab1 Rac8 18. Bxe6 Kxe6 19. Rb3

Bd6 20. Bxd6 Kxd6 21. Nf4+ Kc6 22. Rd4 Rhe8 23. Kf3 Nd7 24. Nd3 b6 25. Rb2

a5 26. a4 Rc7 27. Rb5 Nf8 28. Rc4+ Kb7 29. Rxc7+ Kxc7 30. c4 Ne6 31. Ke3

Kc6 32. c5 bxc5 33. Rxa5 Rb8 34. Ra6+ Kd7 35. Ra7+ Kd6 36. Ra6+ Kd7 37.

Ra7+ Kd6 38. Kd2 c4 39. Ra6+ Kd7 40. Ra7+ Kd6 41. Ra6+ Kd7 42. Ne1 Rb3 43.

Ra7+ Kd6 44. Ra6+ Kd7 45. Ra7+ Kd6 46. Ra6+ 1/2-1/2



[Event "op"]

[Site "Decin CZE"]

[Date "1996.07.24"]

[Round "4"]

[White "Hasangatin, R"]

[Black "Faibisovich, V"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "B31"]

[WhiteElo "2380"]

[BlackElo "2410"]



1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. O-O Bg7 5. Re1 e5 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. d3 Qc7

8. a3 a5 9. Be3 b6 10. Nbd2 Ne7 11. Nc4 a4 12. b4 b5 13. Na5 cxb4 14. axb4

O-O 15. c4 Be6 16. Qc2 Qd7 17. Bc5 Rac8 18. h3 h6 19. Qc3 Qc7 20. Rac1 Rfd8

21. Red1 bxc4 22. dxc4 g5 23. Rxd8+ Qxd8 24. Qc2 Ng6 25. Nh2 Nf4 26. Rd1

Qf6 27. Ng4 Bxg4 28. hxg4 Bf8 29. Bxf8 Kxf8 30. c5 a3 31. Qd2 Kg7 32. Qd7

Ne2+ 33. Kf1 Ng3+ 34. Ke1 Nxe4 35. f3 Nc3 36. Qxc8 Nxd1 37. Kxd1 e4 38. Nb3

a2 39. Kc2 exf3 40. gxf3 Qxf3 41. Qa6 Qf2+ 42. Kc3 Qe1+ 43. Kc2 Qb1+ 44.

Kc3 Qe1+ 45. Kc2 Qb1+ 1/2-1/2