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Leinier Dominguez Perez vs Loek van Wely
Aerosvit (2007), Foros UKR, rd 1, Jun-18
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1-0



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Jun-20-07  armtwister: English attack ROCKS!! 12.Rg1! Anands Novelty.
Jun-20-07  spacetimereality: Was 30.. f5 the best answer here? Why not Ra8?
Jun-20-07  armtwister: : 30..Ra8 runs to 31.Rd4 cd4.32.Qd4 with the threat of Re7 and Qf6
Jun-20-07  xanadu: Armtwister: could you indicate the reference to the Anand´s game? Thanks.
Jun-20-07  dehanne: What a horribly one-sided game.
Jun-20-07  xanadu: I think that 13...Bxd5 was a big mistake, do you agree?
Jun-21-07  spacetimereality: <xanadu> I am not sure it was a mistake but it certainly led to all Van Wely's subsequent troubles.
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  Mateo: Not Van Wely's day. It seems to me that Black should have tried to play b4-b3 at some point.

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. f3 Be7 9. Qd2 O-O 10. O-O-O Nbd7 11. g4 b5 12. Rg1!? b4 13. Nd5 Bxd5 14. exd5 a5 15. g5 Nh5 16. Kb1 a4 <This natural move could be a novelty. But “according to both opponents, 16...a4 was Black’s first inaccuracy (Golubev).” 16...Rb8 was played in Anand vs Morozevich, 2006 0-1. It was a blindfold game.> 17. Nc1 Qa5 18. Nd3 Rfb8 <18...Qxd5?! 19.Nxb4, White gains the strong d5 square for his Knight. 19...Qxf3? 20.Nd5 Bd8 21.Be2 Qh3 22.Bg4, with double attack, wins for White.> 19. Rg4 Nf4!? 20. Nxf4 exf4 21. Bxf4 <White is a pawn up but Black has some compensation. It is very difficult for White to use his pawn majority in the middlegame without weakening his King. On the other side, Black can try to open new lines in front of the White King.> g6?! <But this seems very slow. Maybe Van Wely should have moved his Queen (for instance to d8) to play b3 without allowing the Queen trade.> 22. Bg3 Bf8 23. Rc4 Nc5 24. Bf2 <24.Be1 seems natural. After 24...Qd8 25.Rxb4 Rxb4 26.Qxb4 Qxg5, the trades should be to White’s advantage who gets closer to an ending.> Bg7 25. Bxc5 dxc5 26. d6 a3? <After this move, Black has no counterplay. Better seems 26...Bd4, preparing b3.> 27. b3 Bd4 28. d7 Rd8 29. Bh3 Ra6 30. Re1 f5? <Leads to disaster. After 30...Raa8 (to impede Re8+), there is the idea Qf4 followed by Re7 winning slowly. White has a strong extra pawn on the 7th rank, ties a Black Rook to the defence of the f7 pawn and Black has no counterplay.> 31. Rxd4 cxd4 32. Qxd4 <There are too many threats, like Bf1-c4, Re7 or Re8+.> 1-0

Jun-22-07  armtwister: Xanadu: Here is Anand -Van wely Amber Game..Anand vs Van Wely, 2007
Jun-22-07  xanadu: Thanks!
Jun-24-07  willychess: What about 15 ... a4 for black?
if 16 gxf6 then black can play axb3 and fxe7 its imposible becouse of bxa2 and nothing can stop the black pawn to queen. What do you think? I´m sure i´m wrong but i can´t find the refutation for white to 15 .. a4.
Jun-24-07  euripides: <willy> I think White has to be violent. One line is 15...a4 16 gxf6 axb3 17.Rxg7+ Kh8 18.Rxh7+ Kxh7 19.Bd3+ Kh8 20.Qg2 Bxf6 21.Qg4 Re8 22.Qh5+ Kg8 23.Qh6 with threats of Rg1+ and Bh7+ - but I may have missed a resource for Black.
Jun-25-07  euripides: Come to think of it after <15...a4 16 gxf6 axb3 17.Rxg7+ Kh8 18.Rxh7+ Kxh7 19.Bd3+ Kh8 20.Qg2 Bxf6 21.Qg4 Re8 22.Qh5+ Kg8 23.Qh6> Black has 23.Bg7 24.Rg1 Qf6. Perhaps 21.Qh3+ is better and if 21...Bh4 then 22.Qg4.

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