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Jan Smeets vs Alexander Beliavsky
Youth - Experience (2006), Amsterdam NED, rd 1, Aug-19
Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Variation (C91)  ·  0-1



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  Albertan: The two players followed the game Heim-Tallaksen, Nor-chTA final 2004 until move 17 when Beliavsky played the theoretical novelty 17...Bf6N!? which left Beliavsky's d-pawn enprise.

Another idea for White on move 18 is to play 18.e5!? and after 18...dxe5 19.Bxh7+ Kh8 20.Bf5 Bxf5 21.Qxf5 g6 22.Qg4 Kg7 the position would be equal.

The move 28.Qa5?! is dubious. Instead Smeets could have played 28.Qa3 and play might have continued: 28...Nd3 29.Bxd3 exd3 30.Rxe5 Qxe5 31.Qb2 Nd5 32.Rxd3 Nf4 and Black has compensation for the pawn.

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  Albertan: The move 29.Rc1? has to be questioned. Instead Smeets could have played 29.Nb5 29.Nb5 Qg5 30. Nd6 Nf4 31. g3 Nxh3+ 32. Kg2 Qf6 33. Rxe4 Nxe4 34. Nxe4 Qe6= with an equal game.

The move 30.b4? was a mistake. Instead he could have played 30.Bxe4 and play might have continued 30...Rce8 31.Bc6 Rxe1 32.Rxe1 Rxe1 33.Qxe1 Qxd4 34.Bxb5 and had two pawns for the piece.

The move 31.Rxc5?? was a blunder which should have ended the game after 31...Nxh3+! (Instead of Beliavsky's 31...Rcxc5) Play then could have concluded either:

(a)32.Kh1 Qxf2 33.Rxg5 Qxe1+ 34.Kh2 Nxg5 35.Qa3 Rc1

or (b) 32.Kh2 Qf4+ 33.Kh1 (If 33.Kxh3?? then 33...Qg4+ 34.Kh2 Qxg2#) 33...Qxf2 34.Rxg5 Qxe1+ 35.Kh2 Nxg5

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  Albertan: Beliavsky could have played another continuation on move 32. Instead of 32...Nxh3 he should have played 32...Rxg2+! and after 33.Kh1 Qh4 (threatening ...Qxh3#) White is forced to play 34.Qd8+ after which 34... Qxd8 is winning for Black.
Aug-22-06  Timothy Glenn Forney: Great Kingside attack! Old school style.
Aug-22-06  Timothy Glenn Forney: <Albertan> I looked at 32...Rxg2 and its equal to Nxh3.Both lines work,white can sac material in both lines and stretch it out like 10-12 moves.I use two strong engines to analyze shreder and fruit.
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