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Fabien Libiszewski vs Laurent Fressinet
French Championship (2006), Besancon FRA, rd 2, Aug-15
Queen's Gambit Declined: General (D30)  ·  0-1


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  Mateo: At first sight, a dry game. But if you look deep inside, you find hidden beauties. Well, that's modern chess.

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Nbd7 5. Bd3 dxc4 6. Bxc4 a6 7. O-O c5 8. dxc5 <8. a4; 8. Qe2.> Bxc5 9. a3 O-O 10. b4 Be7 11. Bb2 b5 12. Be2 Bb7 13. Nbd2 Bd6 14. Nb3 Qe7 15. Nfd4 Rac8 16. Na5 Bd5 17. f3 Nh5! <An interesting move with some hidden sacrifices. This gives time to Black to impede e3-e4.> 18. Rf2 <18. e4? Qh4! 19. f4 (19. exd5 Bxh2+ 20. Kh1 Ng3 mate; 19. h3 Qg3! 20. exd5 Nf4 21. Rf2 Nxh3+ mates; 19. g3 Bxg3! 20. hxg3 Qxg3+ 21. Kh1 Nf4 wins) Nxf4! 20. exd5 (20. Rxf4 Bxf4 21. exd5 Qxh2+ 22. Kf1 Qh1+ 23. Kf2 Qh4+ 24. g3 Qxg3+ 25. Kf1 Be3 mates.) Nxe2+ 21. Nxe2 Bxh2+ mates.> f5 19. g3 Nhf6 20. Bf1 Ne5 21. Rc1 h5 22. Rxc8 Rxc8 23. Bg2 Qf7 24. Rc2 Rxc2 25. Qxc2 Qc7 26. Qxc7 Bxc7 27. e4 fxe4 28. fxe4 Ba2! <Black must avoid to simplify furthermore trading the e pawns. He threatens 29... Bxa5 30. bxa5 Nc4 winning a pawn.> 29. Nb7 Nd3! 30. Bc3 Bc4 31. Nc5 Bb6 32. Nxd3 Bxd3 <Threatening 33... e5.> 33. e5 Nd7 34. Kh1 Bc4 35. Nf3 Be3 <With the idea 36... Bc1.> 36. Bb2 Kf7 37. h4? <The losing move. He should have played 38. Ne1 .> Bd5! 38. Ne1? <38. Kh2 Nb6 39. Ne1 (39. Bd4 Nc4! 40. Bxe3 Nxe3 41. Ng5+ Ke7 42. Bxd5 exd5, Black wins, since White cannot defend a3 and e5 at the same time) Nc4 40. Nd3 (40. Bxd5 exd5 41. Nd3 Ke6, Black wins) Bxg2 41. Kxg2 Kg6! (41... Nxb2 42. Nxb2 Bc1 43. Nd3 Bxa3?, the Bishop cannot move) 42. Kf3 Nxb2 43. Nxb2 (43. Kxe3 Nxd3 44. Kxd3 Kf5 45. Kd4 g6, zugswang, Black wins) Bd4 44. Nd3 Kf5 45. Nf4 g6 46. Nd3 Bxe5 47. Nc5 Bb2, Black wins.> Bf2 0-1.

Aug-22-06  NguyenVo: funny how after 13 moves the position is exactly symmetrical with Black being the one with the first move.
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