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Akopian, Vladimir - Kasparov, Garry, RUS-The World (8), Moscow - B30 [2002-09-10] 1-0
Annotator: Rabinovich,Al
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 e6 4.O-O Nge7 A well known position,where white can choose between several interesting continuations: 5.b3 (5.c3 The most popular move nowdays. a6 6.Ba4 b5 7.Bc2 Bb7 8.Qe2 d5 9.e5 d4 0-1 Grischuk,A-Kasparov,G/Moscow RUS 2002/The Week in Chess 395 (58) ) (5.Nc3 a6 6.Bxc6 Nxc6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Qc7 9.Re1 Bd6 10.Kh1 Nxd4 11.Qxd4 Be5 12.Qd3 O-O 13.Bg5 b5 1/2-1/2 Smirin,I-Eljanov,P/Moscow RUS 2002/The Week in Chess 379 (20) ) (5.d4 cxd4 6.Nxd4 Qb6 7.Be3 Nxd4 8.a4 e5 9.c3 a6 10.cxd4 axb5 11.d5 Qf6 12.Nc3 [%cal Gc3b5,Gb5c7] 1/2-1/2 Campora, D-Hatanbaatar,B/Istanbul 2000/EXT 2001 (69) ) (5.Re1 a6 (5...Ng6 6.c3 Bd6 7.d4 cxd4 8.cxd4 O-O 9.Nc3 [%csl Gd4,Ge4] 1-0 Nedev,T-Krasenkow,M/ Halkidiki GRE 2002/The Week in Chess 412 (38) ) 6.Bf1 d5 7.exd5 Qxd5 8.Bd3 Ng6 9.Be4 Qd6 10.c3 Be7 11.d4 O-O 12.Be3 cxd4 13.cxd4 Bd7 14.Nc3 1-0 Benjamin,J-Hahn,A/Seattle USA 2002/The Week in Chess 374 (32) ) a6 6.Bxc6 Nxc6 7.Bb2 b5 8.c4 (8.Na3 Nd4 9.c4 Qa5 10.d3 Nxf3+ 11.Qxf3 Bb7 12.Nc2 Qd2 13.Rac1 Bd6 14.Bxg7 Rg8 15.Bb2 Qh6 1/2-1/2 Azmaiparashvili, Z-Almasi,Z/Dos Hermanas 2001/CBM 83 (26) ) bxc4 9.bxc4 Rb8 10.Bc3 d6 (10...Bb7 Probably the same like in the text. 11.d3 d6 12.Na3 e5 13.Nc2 Be7 14.Ne3 O-O 15.Nd5 Nd4 16.Bxd4 cxd4 17.Qa4 1/2-1/2 Akopian, V-Eljanov,P/Moscow RUS 2002/The Week in Chess 379 (65) ) (10...Qc7 11.d3 (11.Na3 f6 12.Nh4 Nd8 13.f4 Be7 14.Nc2 O-O 15.Qh5 Bb7 16.Rae1 Rf7 17.f5 [%cal Gf1f3,Gf3h3,Ge1e3,Ge3g3] 1-0 Kuzmin,G-Popov,R/Krasnodar 1998/EXT 2000 (25) ) Rg8 12.Nbd2 g5 13.Ne1 Rg6 14.Nc2 Bd6 15.Qh5 1-0 Shirov,A-Kramnik,V/Frankfurt 1996/EXT 98 (34) And black got nothing but a bad position. ) 11.Na3 Very good choise of opening for white.Getting a slightly better position without any real counter chances for black. (11.d3 e5 12.Nbd2 Be7 13.Ne1 f5 14.exf5 Bxf5 15.f4 O-O 16.g4 Bd7 [%csl Rg1,Rg4] 0-1 Girinath,P-Goloshchapov,A/Calcutta IND 2002/The Week in Chess 384 (32) ) e5 Unfortunatly it is forced. 12.Nc2 Be7 13.Ne3 O-O 14.d3 Qe8 Avoiding 15.Qa4 (14...g6 [%cal Gf7f5] ) 15.Rb1 (15.Qa4 Nd4) Rxb1 (15...Be6 16.Rxb8 Qxb8 17.Nd5) 16.Qxb1 Bd8 17.Nd2 [%cal Gf2f4] The biggest advantage of white is the fact that black doesn't have any real plan,the only black's active idea is the one which played in the game..... g6 18.Nd5 f5 (18...Be6 19.Qb7 a5 20.f4) 19.exf5 gxf5 (19...Bxf5 20.Ne4 Qd7 Still not that clear.White is still slightly better,but black pieces control the important squares. ) 20.f4 [%csl Rc8,Rd8,Re8,Rf8, Rg8] White immediatly punishes black for activity and black pieces find themselves not capble of defending the center. Rf7 (20...Be6 21.Qe1) 21.Qe1 [%cal Ge1e8] Rg7 (21...Bb7 22.Nf3 e4 23.Nd2) 22.Nf3 Qg6 23.g3 Black is complitely hopeless. Rf7 (23...e4 24.Bxg7 Kxg7 25.dxe4 fxe4 26.Nd2 Ba5 27.Qa1+ Kf7 28.f5 [%cal Gd2e4] ) 24.fxe5 f4 25.exd6 fxg3 (25...fxg3 26.Qe8+ Rf8 27.Qxf8+ Kxf8 28.Ne5+)