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Dimitri Reinderman vs Nigel Short
Corus Group B (2009), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 6, Jan-23
Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Variation (C69)  ·  0-1

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Jan-23-09  Ezzy: Reinderman - Short [C69]
Corus Chess 2009 Wijk aan Zee (6), 2009
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 <This probably didn't surprise Nigel, as Reinderman has played it before, although it was back in 2001 against Sokolov. Sokolov executed a viscious king side attack in that game leading to a crushing defeat for the Dutchman. He still has a lot to learn because the same thing happens here.> 4...dxc6 5.0–0 f6 6.d4 Bg4 7.c3 Bd6 8.Be3 Ne7 9.dxe5< This is quite rare. 9 Nbd2 is usually always played.> 9...fxe5 10.c4 <Going for the quick win with 11 c5 >10...c5 <But Nigel's sees his opponents complex plan :-)> 11.b4 <He still wants that bishop! >11...b6 12.bxc5 bxc5 13.Nbd2 0–0!! <The kings safety is important :-)> 14.Qa4 Ng6 15.Kh1 Qe7 16.Ne1 Nf4 17.f3 Bd7 18.Qa5 Rf6 19.Rf2 Rh6 20.Nf1< Whites plan with his last 4 moves has probably even got Nigel bamboozled!> 20...g5! <The time is now to strike out, whilst white is pussyfooting around with his knights. > 21.g4< This has to be deemed risky to say the least. He now has a backward 'f' pawn on an open file and an entry point on h3 for black's pieces.> 21...Rh3 22.Ng3< Whites pieces have no coordination whatsoever.> 22...h5 23.gxh5 Rf8 24.Qd2 <Yasser 'the pawn grabber' (on his own admission)Seirawen would probably have taken the a6 pawn.> 24...Qf7 25.Rc1 Be6 26.Bxf4 <[26.Nd3 Rxg3! 27.Bxf4 exf4 28.hxg3 Qxh5+ 29.Kg1 fxg3 30.Rff1 With a powerful attack!]> 26...exf4 27.Nf5< aiming at h6 which wouldn't be very nice.> 27...Bxf5 28.exf5 Qxf5 29.Nd3? <This was meant to be. All the messing about with his knights, and when he does bring it back into the game, it's a bit of a blunder. 29 Rg2 was necessary. Nigel can now continue with his pawn storm unheeded.> 29...g4! <This pawn is a contender for 'man of the match.' White now can't play 30 fxg5 because the knight on d3 will be lost.> 30.Qe2 g3 31.Rg2< Eureka! i have found it. But it's too late.> 31...Qxh5< The threats are too many now. 32...Re8 - e3 34...Qxf3 etc.> 32.Qe6+ Kg7 33.Rcc2 Re8 <Also 33...Qxf3 produces pretty finishes. >34.Qd5 Qxd5 35.cxd5 Re3 36.Nf2 <This knight has been whites worst nightmare.> 36...Re1+ 37.Rg1 Rxh2# <Voila!> 0–1

The best antidote for losing a game in the previous round is to bounce back with a win. But to bounce back and win in style with the black pieces must be a great healer!

Well played Nigel, and a fantastic kingside attack starting with 20...g5! Very instructive to watch the attack unfold.

Back in business! Great game!!

Jan-23-09
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  luzhin: Short played very well, although he missed a cleaner win by 33...Qxf3 with the point that 34.Ne1 is followed by 34...Rxh2+ 35.Kg1 Rh1+! 36.Kxh1 Qf1+ 37.Rg1 Rh8+ and mate to follow. However, Reinderman's self-mating 36.Nf2? allows an equally rapid finish.
Jan-24-09  ilyaBoston: PLEASE READ... move 6.Nxe5 WINS!!!!!! how can GM miss that?
Jan-24-09  shintaro go: <ilyaBoston> What are you talking about???
Jan-24-09
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Perhaps <ilyaBoston> is one of <Raginmund>'s disciples... Svidler vs Aronian, 2007
Jan-24-09  Karpova: <ilyaBoston: PLEASE READ... move 6.Nxe5 WINS!!!!!! how can GM miss that?> Are you confusing that with the refutation of the Damiano Defense, perhaps? In this case, 6.Nxe5 is not so good and after 6...fxe5 7.Qh5+ Black doesn't have to play either Ke7 or g6 like in the Damiano - with the d-pawn gone 7...Kd7 is possible.
Jan-24-09  ilyaBoston: Raginmund stole my idea :)
Jan-24-09  Alphastar: Your idea sucks.
Jan-24-09  dumbgai: Agree, your idea does suck indeed.
Jan-25-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Me thinks the phase of warm welcoming <ilyaBoston> is already over... :D
Jan-25-09  WhiteRook48: 35...Re3!!
Jan-27-09  firebyrd: The quote “Modern Chess is too much concerned with things like Pawn structure. Forget it, Checkmate ends the game” comes to mind
Jan-28-09  hedgeh0g: It was nice of Reinderman to play to the mate.
May-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  gezafan: Someone played 6.Nxe5 against me in a tournament. After 6...Kd7 he had no chance. White is just lost.
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