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Inarkiev Ernesto - Popov Ivan
Moscow Open 2008 (Round 8)



Ernesto is back and seems he is ready to go forward. Ivan in this game was playing not so bad and was near to equalize the gameBut when you didnt use 2 chances the game can be over for you
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 a6 5.c5 Bf5 6.Bf4 Nbd7 7.e3 e6 8.Nd2 Be7 9.Be2 Bg6 10.b4 Qc8 11.a4 b6




12.Rc1!? a5 13.cxb6
[13.Nb5 cxb5 14.c6 Nb8 15.Bxb5 00 16.bxa5]
13...Bxb4 14.Na2 Bxd2+
[14...Qb7 15.Nxb4 axb4 16.Bd6 Qxb6 17.00]
15.Qxd2 Qb7




16.Qc3 Nxb6!?
[16...Qxb6 17.Qxc6 00 18.Qxb6 Nxb6 19.Bb5 Rfc8]
17.Qxc6+ Qxc6 18.Rxc6 Nc4 19.Bxc4 dxc4 20.Rxc4 Nd5 21.Bg3 00
[21...Nb6 22.Rc7 Nxa4 23.Bd6 Nb6 24.Kd2 Nd5 25.Rb7]
22.Rc5 Nb4 23.Nc1 Rfc8 24.Kd2 Na6
[24...Bc2! 25.Ne2 (25.Na2 Bxa4=) 25...Bxa4 26.Ra1 Rxc5 27.dxc5 Bc6]
25.Rxc8+ Rxc8 26.Nd3 Rc4 27.Ra1




27...f6?!
[27...Nb4! 28.Nxb4 (28.Ne1 f6 29.Rc1 Rxc1 30.Kxc1 Be8 31.Bc7 Bxa4 32.Bxa5) 28...Rxb4 29.Kc3 (29.Bc7 Rb2+ 30.Ke1 (30.Kc3 Rc2+) 30...Bd3) 29...f6 30.Bc7 Be8=]
28.Bd6! Rc6 29.Be7 Rc8 30.Rb1 Rc4 31.Bd6 Rxa4 32.Rb6




32...Bxd3?!
[32...Ra2+! 33.Kc3 Bxd3 34.Kxd3 Nb4+ 35.Bxb4 axb4 36.Rxe6 Rxf2=]
33.Kxd3 Nb4+ 34.Ke4 Ra2
[34...Nd5!? 35.Rb8+ Kf7 36.Rb7+ Kg8]
35.Bxb4 axb4 36.Kf3




Rooks ending is not so preaty one for black of course / And to hold such sort of position is very hard. Also when you see that this is a visit card of your opponent
36...Kf7 37.Rb7+ Kg6 38.Rxb4 f5 39.Rb6 Kf7 40.h3




40...Rd2 41.g4 g5??
Black is loosing the second pawn, but anyway the position is very hard The day before yesterday Ernesto had 6 pawns vs 5 in the rook endings, today he had 5 vs 4 what will be today?
42.Rb7+
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Naiditsch Arkadij - Lastin Alexander
Moscow Open 2008 (Round 8)



Alexander Lastin is showing his calculation ability and of course his positional understanding is on very high level
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4
Arkadiy is trying to play very aggressive , but knowing Car-Cann players they are very happy to see such activities like 5.g4
5...Bg6 6.Nge2 c5 7.Be3
[7.h4]
7...Nc6
[7...cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bb4]
8.dxc5 h5!?
[8...a6]
9.Nf4 Bh7




10.Nb5
[10.Bb5!? hxg4 11.Qxg4]
10...hxg4 11.Qxg4 Nh6 12.Qh5




12...Bf5! 13.Rg1 g6! 14.Qe2 a6 15.Nd6+ Bxd6 16.exd6




16...Qa5+!




17.c3??
[17.Qd2 Qxd2+ 18.Bxd2 Bxc2]




17...d4!+ 18.b4
[18.d7+ Kd8 19.Bd2 Qxc5]
18...Qa3 19.Bd2 dxc3 20.Bc1




20...Qa4!?
[20...Qxb4!? 21.Nd5 Qxc5 22.Nc7+ Kd7 23.Nxa8 Nd4-+]





21.Bg2 Nxb4




22.Nd5 Nc2+ 23.Kf1 Ng4




24.Rh1 Nxa1 25.Nc7+ Kd7 26.Bxb7 Rab8 27.c6+ Kxd6 28.Nxa6 Ne5 29.Nc5




29...Qc2 30.Bf4 f6 31.Qe1 Bh3+ 32.Kg1 Kxc5 33.Bxe5 Qd2




The placement of the whites rook can imagine everybody! Bravissimo, Alexander! And of course we should be respect to Arkadiy who was playing like a real warrior.
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February 10, 2008
Vladimir Dobrov