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Boris Gulko vs HIARCS (Computer)
Fifth Harvard Cup (1994), rd 1
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Part 1:

Hiarcs 8 - Gulko,Boris (2601) [A43]
Internet Match 2002, 2002
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Be2 0-0 6.0-0 c5 7.d5 Na6 8.Re1 Nc7 9.Bf4 b6 10.Qd2 Re8 11.a4 Bb7 12.Bc4 a6


"A unique and flexible idea, which when the IM's /GM's thought about it for a few moments, appears to deserve a ! or even a !! Not only can the rook go immediately to b3,but clearly there will be chances of its getting to g3 or h3 later,with obvious implications!" -Eric Hallsworth Gulko states, "A very strong plan."

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  Albertan: Part 2:

13...Rb8?! 14.Rb3 Ba8 15.e5 Nh5 16.Bh6 f5?!
"This is an unusual reaction in this type of position, but here it is bad."-Hallwsworth.

[Better is 16...dxe5 17.Nxe5 Qd6?! (17...e6!?) 18.Nxf7! Kxf7 19.Ne4 Qd7 20.d6+ ]

17.Bxg7 Kxg7 18.Ng5!

"Gulko considered he was already losing against best play here."-Hallsworth

18...h6 19.exd6 exd6 20.Rxe8!
"This was very strong."-Gulko ["I had hoped for 20.Ne6+? Nxe6 21.dxe6 Nf6 22.Bxa6 d5 ."]

20...Qxe8 21.Ne6+ Nxe6 22.dxe6 Qd8

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  Albertan: Part 3:

[22...Qe7!? 23.Bd5 Bxd5 24.Nxd5 ]

23.Bxa6 d5 24.a5!!

"This is very strong indeed,now I am losing."-Gulko


[24...d4 25.Na4 Qd5 26.Bf1 b5 27.Nb6]

25.Na4 Nf6

[25...Qxe6? 26.Nxc5! bxc5 27.Rxb8 Qxa6 28.Qc3+ (28.Qe3) ]

26.Rxb6 Rxb6

[27.axb6?! Bc6! 28.Qa5 Bxa4 29.b7!]


"Hiarcs cleverly sees that the endgame is won, so liquidates to remove any remaining hopes Black might have had."-Hallworth. "Now it is all over.I could have resigned here."-Gulko

28...Qxe2 29.Bxe2 Bc6 30.Bf3 Bb7 31.c4! Ba6 32.Bxd5 Nxd5 33.cxd5 Bb5 34.Na8! The knight goes to c7 next and Black's position is hopeless.Hiarcs played very strongly in this game, its chess was quite relentless as it found many strong positional moves,allowing Gulko no respite."-Hallworth 1-0

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