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58c_middelgames - BB vs NN
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1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 Ne4 7.Qc2 Nc6 8.e3 e5 9.cxd5 Qxd5 10.Bc4 Qa5+ 11.b4 Nxb4 12.Qxe4 Nc2+ 13.Ke2 Qe1+ 14.Kf3 Nxa1 15.Bb2 O-O 16.Kg3

Pos. after <16.Kg3>:


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Watson wrote about this position:
<After a lengthy forced sequence, we arrive at a position which has been tossed back and forth for at least 65 years without resolution! Unlike some other examples we have seen, White has plenty of his own tactical chances here, mainly by direct attack against the king...>

Uh, excuse me? Opening Explorer

Houdini 1.03 w32 2_CPU @ 23 ply depth:

1) 16... Kh8 17. h4 Qd2 18. Bxa1 Qc1 19. Bd3 f5 20. Qxe5 Qxa1 21. Qe7 f4+ 22. Kh2 Bf5 23. Nh3 Qc3 24. Bxf5 Rxf5 25. Nxf4 Raf8 26. Rb1 b6 27. Rb5 c5 28. Qxa7 Rxf4 29. exf4 Qxd4 30. Qxb6 Qxf4+ 31. Kh3 Qf5+ 32. Kh2 -0.13

2) 16... Bd7 17. Nf3 Qxh1 18. Ng5 g6 19. Qxe5 Qd1 20. h3 Bxh3 21. gxh3 Qg1+ 22. Kf3 Qh1+ 23. Kg3 Qg1+ 24. Kf3 0.00

3) 16... Qd1 17. Nf3 Qxh1 18. Ng5 g6 19. Bxf7+ Rxf7 20. Nxf7 Kxf7 21. Qxe5 Qb1 22. Qxc7+ Ke6 23. Qe5+ Kd7 24. Qd5+ Ke7 25. Qc5+ Ke8 26. Qe5+ Kd8 27. Qg5+ Kc7 28. Qe5+ Kd8 29. Qg5+ 0.00

4) 16... a5 17. Nf3 Qxh1 18. Ng5 g6 19. Bxf7+ Rxf7 20. Qd5 Be6 21. Qxe6 Raf8 22. Nxf7 Rxf7 23. d5 Qe1 24. Qc8+ Rf8 25. Qe6+ Rf7 26. Qc8+ 0.00

5) 16... Rb8 17. Nf3 Qxh1 18. Ng5 g6 19. Bxf7+ Rxf7 20. Nxf7 Kxf7 21. Qxe5 Bd7 22. d5 Rg8 23. Qxc7 Re8 24. Qxd7+ Re7 25. Qd6 Qd1 26. Qf4+ Ke8 27. Qb8+ Kf7 28. Qf4+ Ke8 0.00

Find similar games: Games Like S Atalik vs Sax, 1997

1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. cxd5 Bxf3 5. gxf3 Qxd5 6. e3 e5 7. Nc3 Bb4 8. Bd2 Bxc3 9. bxc3 Qd6


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D07: Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense (48 games) Opening Explorer

Kasparov vs Dominic Miller, 2000 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

blitz though
Wei Yi vs Svidler, 2015 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

D Hausrath vs J Wendt, 2005 
(A04) Reti Opening, 67 moves, 1-0

Radjabov vs J Cori, 2013 
(A06) Reti Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

--> QN:QB
Kramnik vs Vitiugov, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs Lipke, 1889 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

K Piorun vs R Rabiega, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

--> B:N
Romanishin vs T Kriebel, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Short vs J Bai, 2016
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

Movsesian vs I Sokolov, 1999 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

A Triapishko vs S Okrugin, 2018
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A10) English, 58 moves, 1-0

I Krush vs L Christiansen, 2009
(A10) English, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

central NN
Gelfand vs Eljanov, 2009 
(A13) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Li Chao vs Landa, 2014
(A25) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Smyslov, 1973 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 30 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 1-0

+R
O Girya vs O Gritsayeva, 2014
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 39 moves, 1-0

--> R
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1934 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

T Reiss vs N Grandelius, 2014
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Grischuk vs L Dominguez, 2015 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 94 moves, 0-1

D Kosic vs D Sutkovic, 2001
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1-0

Sasikiran vs Bologan, 1999 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Burn vs Blackburne, 1898 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Q-less
Topalov vs M Leon Hoyos, 2010
(A58) Benko Gambit, 54 moves, 1-0

BB strength / domination
J Cori vs P Idani, 2013 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 32 moves, 1-0

D Buckley vs N R McDonald, 2012
(A80) Dutch, 55 moves, 1-0

A G R Moen vs T Welz, 2013
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Shen Yang vs A Moiseenko, 2016
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

D Yam vs A Alperovich, 2008
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Hort vs M Deutschmann, 1999 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

Sax vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs Reti, 1922 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 1-0

Stein vs Hort, 1968 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 0-1

--> BB:NN
Fischer vs Larsen, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 92 moves, 1/2-1/2

RRBB:RRNN
Svidler vs Anand, 2002 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Huebner vs Hracek, 1994
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 78 moves, 1-0

Stoltz vs K Richter, 1941 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

S Maroroa vs J Wilson, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

K Klaman vs Gurgenidze, 1957
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Grischuk vs Ivanchuk, 2013 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Anikaev, 1979 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 68 moves, 0-1

K Richter vs L Engels, 1937
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs Dreev, 1995
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

A Melekhina vs T Abrahamyan, 2015
(C01) French, Exchange, 35 moves, 1-0

M Thepracha vs F Hindermann, 2001 
(C01) French, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

fixed center
Grischuk vs Pelletier, 2012
(C02) French, Advance, 46 moves, 1-0

l8 middlegame
I Iljiushenok vs Shirov, 2012 
(C02) French, Advance, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

A van der Leij vs T Piceu, 2006
(C02) French, Advance, 42 moves, 0-1

Kotronias vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2007 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 0-1

Adams vs Morozevich, 2000 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs K Pitschel, 1872 
(C13) French, 30 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Petrosian, 1953 
(C15) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 0-1

B Kostic vs M Broeder, 1938
(C15) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 1-0

O Bernstein vs D Parliaros, 1954
(C18) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 1-0

Velimirovic vs J Levitt, 1987 
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 0-1

A Soltau vs H Prokopp, 2001
(C18) French, Winawer, 43 moves, 1-0

--> R:BB
Judit Polgar vs Hort, 1995
(C22) Center Game, 47 moves, 1-0

S Mariotti vs Korchnoi, 1982 
(C26) Vienna, 32 moves, 1-0

J Gallagher vs M Mikavica, 1999
(C41) Philidor Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

restriction / domination
Steinitz vs J Mason, 1895  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

QBB:QNN
Psakhis vs Yusupov, 1980 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 64 moves, 1-0

W Von Holzhausen vs Rubinstein, 1926 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 69 moves, 1-0

Jobava vs W So, 2015 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Smyslov, 1975 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Carlsen, 2008 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keres vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

Short vs Karpov, 1992 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 1-0

--> BB:NN
E Jelling vs Korchnoi, 2006 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Lasker vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

--> QRBB:QRRN ...
S Siebrecht vs R Appel, 2013 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

T Jugelt vs M Ehrke, 2008 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Akopian vs Ulibin, 2012
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Kuzubov vs A Moiseenko, 2005
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Burn vs Chigorin, 1897 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

--> QRR
Alekhine vs Colle, 1925 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 61 moves, 1-0

A Korobov vs Morozevich, 2015 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Savon vs V Malinin, 2002
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

M Svenn vs V Malinin, 2002
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Krush vs L Liascovich, 2003 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Lasker, 1924 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

Ding Liren vs Svidler, 2017 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Euwe, 1938 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1928 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Soviet School
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2006 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

J Werle vs R Tischbierek, 2005 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

E Zinner vs Alekhine, 1936 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 45 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006  
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

V M Mikhalevski vs Itay Westreich, 2015 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Stahlberg, 1935 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

Stein vs Parma, 1971 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 54 moves, 1-0

E Postny vs Kasimdzhanov, 2014
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Jobava vs Radjabov, 2014 
(D80) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zhao Xue vs B Bok, 2014 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 44 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs A Sokolov, 1988 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 41 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs B D Deac, 2017 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 25 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Kamsky, 1989 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 51 moves, 1-0

M Arabidze vs M Aulia, 2013
(E12) Queen's Indian, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Komodo vs Houdini, 2013 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

Bareev vs Grischuk, 2006 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

Keene vs H Ardiansyah, 1979  
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 34 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Colle, 1931 
(E28) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 61 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Short, 2001 
(E31) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line, 62 moves, 1-0

BB wins
Short vs Karpov, 1997 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 44 moves, 1-0

E Danielian vs A Muzychuk, 2014 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Spassky, 1965 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

NN wins
Portisch vs Karpov, 1978 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 40 moves, 0-1

quick transition to Q:RN
Gelfand vs Anand, 2012 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Aronian vs Leko, 2009 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

A Shashin vs Korchnoi, 1973 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 35 moves, 1-0

A Bannik vs Petrosian, 1951 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 30 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs S Schweber, 1962 
(E73) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

Akobian vs Y Shulman, 2011
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Miles vs Nunn, 1976 
(E92) King's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

Navara vs Svidler, 2008 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Hawkins vs Y Zhou, 2014
(E97) King's Indian, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

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