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Luc Winants vs Mohamad Al-Modiahki
Bled Olympiad (2002), Bled SLO, rd 13, Nov-08
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation (D47)  ·  0-1

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Jul-26-05  patzer2: Here's a look with Fritz 8:

<1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bb3 b4 9. Ne2 Bb7> Perhaps this is an improvement over 9...Bd6 as in C Bauer vs Nakamura, 2005. <10. O-O Bd6 11. a3 bxa3 12. bxa3 c5 13. Nc3 O-O 14. Rb1 Rb8 15. Bc2 cxd4 16. Nb5 Bxf3 17. gxf3 Rb6 18. a4 Qb8 19. Nxd6 Rxb1 20. Bxb1 Qxb1 21. Qxd4 Qg6+ 22. Kh1 Qh5 23. Qf4> Perhaps White can secure drawing prospects with careful play after 23. Kg2! Ne5 24. Qf4 Rd8 25. Nb7 Ng6 26. Qg3 Nh4+ 27. Kh1 Nf5 28. Qg2 Rb8 29. Nc5 Nh4 30. Qg3 e5 31. Ne4 Qxf3+ 32. Qxf3 Nxf3 33. Nxf6+ gxf6 34. Ba3 e4 35. Kg2 Rb3 36. Be7 Kg7 37. Kg3 Rb7 38. Bc5 Rc7 39. Bd4 Kg6 40. a5 f5 41. h3 f6 42. Rb1 h5 43. h4 Rd7 44. Kf4 Rd5 45. a6 Ra5 46. Bxa7 Rxa6 47. Bb8 Ra2 48. Kg3 Re2 49. Bc7 Ne1 50. Bd6 Nd3 51. Rf1 Kf7 52. Bb8 Ra2 53. f4 Ra3 54. Bd6 Rb3 55. Ra1 Rb6 56. Ra7+ Ke6 57. Bf8 Rb2 58. Re7+ Kd5 59. Rd7+ Kc4 60. Rc7+ Kb5 61. Rb7+ Kc6 62. Rf7 Re2 63. Rxf6+ Kd7 64. Rxf5 Rxe3+ 65. Kh2 Rf3 66. Rxh5 Nxf4 67. Re5 Ng6 68. Rd5+ Ke6 69. Rd6+ Kf7 70. Bh6 Nxh4 71. Rd4 Rf6 72. Rxe4 Rxh6 73. Kg3 Nf5+ 74. Kf4 Kf6 75. Re1 Rh4+ 76. Kf3 Nd4+ 77. Kg3 Rh5 78. Re4 Ne6 79. Rh4 Rg5+ 80. Rg4 Rd5 81. Kf3 Re5 82. Kf2 Ke7 83. Rg1 Kd6 84. Rd1+ Kc5 85. Re1 Rf5+ 86. Ke3 Rf8 87. Rc1+ Kb4 88. Rb1+ Kc4 89. Rc1+ Kb3 90. Rb1+ Kc2 91. Rb6 Re8 92. Rb4 Rd8 93. Rc4+ Kb3 94. Re4 Nc5 95. Rd4 Re8+ 96. Kd2 Rg8 97. Rh4 Rd8+ 98. Ke2 Kc3 99. Rh3+ Nd3 100. Re3 Kc4 101. Re4+ Kb5 102. Re3 Nc1+ 103. Kf2 Kb4 104. Re7 Nd3+ 105. Ke3 Kc3 106. Rc7+ Kb4 107. Re7 Kc4 108. Re4+ Kc3 109. Re6 Nb2 110. Re7 Rd3+ 111. Kf4 Rd1 112. Rc7+ Nc4 113. Ke4 Rd4+ 114. Kf3 Kd3 115. Re7 Rd8 116. Kf4 Kd4 117. Re4+ Kc5 118. Re2 =. <23... Ne5 24. Bb2> Although Black wins with best play, White can make a fight for the draw after 24. Qg3 Nxf3 25. Bb2 e5 26. Kg2 Nd2 27. Rg1 Nfe4 28. Nxe4 Nxe4 29. Qf3 Qg5+ 30. Kh1 Qh4 31. Bxe5 Nxf2+ 32. Qxf2 Qe4+ (32... Qxf2?? 33. Rxg7+ Kh8 34. Rxf7+ Kg8 35. Rg7+ Kh8 36. Rg6+ Rf6 37. Bxf6+ Qxf6 38. Rxf6 ) 33. Qg2 Qxe5 34. Qg4 Re8 35. Qd4 g6 36. Rg3 Qe4+ 37. Kg1 a6 38. h3 f5 39. h4 Qxd4 40. exd4 Re4 41. Rd3 Rxh4 . <24... Nd3> White resigns in the face of <25. Qd4 Nxb2 26. Qxb2 Qxf3+ 27. Kg1 Qg4+! 28. Kh1 Qh3! 29. Rg1> Other replies fail (as for example): 29. f3?? Qxf1#; 29. Re1 Ng4 30. f4 Nxe3 31. Qf2 Nd5 32. f5 g6 33. a5 exf5 ; 29. Rb1 Ng4 30. f3 Qxf3+ 31. Qg2 Nf2+ 32. Kg1 Nh3+ 33. Kh1 Qxe3 ; 29. Kg1 Ng4 30. f3 Nxe3 31. Re1 (31. Rf2 Nd1 ) 31... Qxf3 . <29... Qf3+ 30. Rg2 Rd8 31. e4 e5 32. Qxe5 Ne8 33. a5 h6 34. Qg3 Qxg3 35. hxg3 Nxd6 0-1>

Jul-23-08  wolfmaster: This opportunity is just to good to pass up: The GOTD pun for this guy would be "Qatar Hero"

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