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Zvjaginsev Vadim - Popov Ivan
Moscow Open 2008 (Round 7)



There was an interesting wrestle in the next game
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 d5 4.d3 Nf6 5.Qe2 Be7 6.Bg2 Nc6 7.00 00 8.e5 Nd7 9.c4 a6 10.a4 d4 11.h4




Everytime I was evaluating this kind of position like a very bad for black. He hasn't spacement and concrete plan. But probably Ivan knows this type of positions much better...
11...Qc7 12.Bf4
[12.Re1 seems a little better, because the bishop can stand on g5 at some point...]
12...Rb8 13.Re1
[13.Nbd2!?; 13.Na3 b6 14.h5] 13...b5 14.axb5 axb5 15.Na3 bxc4 16.dxc4
[more logic and easier was 16.Nxc4 Bb7 17.h5]
16...Ba6 17.Nb5
[17.h5!?]
17...Qb6




18.Ng5?!
Vadim is beginning to go too far. Of course white wants to try to checkmate the opponent, but in this game such relation was met by cold calculation [18.Nd2]
18...Na5! 19.Nd6 Bxd6 20.exd6 Bxc4
[20...Nxc4 21.Bf1!?]
21.Qc2 g6




White hasn't a pawn, there isn't checkmate, and it's time to think how to equalise the game...
22.Qa4 e5




23.Bxe5?
[the only correct decision was 23.Qxd7 exf4 24.Qa4 (24.Qc7 Nb3) 24...fxg3 25.Qxa5 (25.fxg3 Nb3 (25...Qxd6 26.Ne4!) 26.Qxc4 Nxa1 27.Rxa1 Qxd6 28.Ne4 Qb6 and the position is about equal) 25...gxf2+ 26.Kxf2 Qxd6]
23...Nxe5 24.Rxe5 f6!




Black was playing very easy and just got a better position right now...
25.Bd5+?!
[25.Qd7! fxg5 26.Re7 Rf7 (26...Bf7? 27.Rxf7 Rxf7 28.Bd5=) 27.Qc7 with chances to equalise the game] 25...Bxd5 26.Rxd5 fxg5 27.Qxa5 Qxb2 28.Rf1 gxh4




29.d7??
[It was not so late to play 29.Qxc5 hxg3 30.Qxd4 gxf2+ 31.Kh2 Qe2 32.Qd3 Qe6 33.d7 with small chances for a draw]
29...hxg3+
and not waiting for
30.d8Q




30...Qxf2+!! 31.Rxf2 gxf2+ 32.Kh2 f1Q




Vadim resigned
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Timofeev Artyom - Efimenko Zahar
Moscow Open 2008 (Round 7)



Artem Timofeev, the winner of the Russian Cup-2007 spent his game very strong.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nf3 Be7 8.Bc4 00 9.00 Nc6 10.Re1 b5 11.Bf1 Rb8 12.Bg5 Ng4




13.Bc1! Qb6 14.Qd2 Nf6 15.Nd5! Nxd5 16.exd5 Na5




17.a4! Nc4 18.Qb4 Qb7 19.a5 Bf6




20.Bg5! Bxg5 21.Nxg5 Qxd5




22.Red1!
[22.b3 Qd2 23.c3 Qxg5 24.bxc4; 22.Ne4?! Bf5 23.Rad1 Qc6! (23...Qe6 24.b3 Bxe4 25.Rxe4 d5 26.Ree1 Nd6 27.Qc5) 24.Ng3 Bxc2 25.Rc1 Bg6 26.b3 d5 27.bxc4 bxc4 28.Qd2 f6; 22.Bd3?! f5]
22...Qc6 23.b3 Bg4 24.bxc4 Bxd1 25.Rxd1 bxc4 26.Qxc4 Qxc4 27.Bxc4 Rb4 28.Bb3 h6 29.Nf3 Rc8




30.g3!+
[30.Rxd6?? Rxb3+]
30...Rc6 31.Nh4 Rd4




32.Ra1
[32.Rxd4!? exd4 33.Nf5 Kf8 34.Kf1+-]
32...Rb4?
[32...Rc3 33.Nf5 Rd2]
33.Nf5 Kf8 34.Rd1 g6 35.Rxd6 Rxd6 36.Nxd6 f5 37.Bd5 Ke7 38.Nb7 Kd7 39.c4 Kc7 40.Nc5 Kd6 41.Nxa6 Ra4 42.Kf1 Rxa5 43.Bb7




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February 9, 2008
Vladimir Dobrov