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Alexander G Beliavsky vs Vladimir Malaniuk
USSR Championship (1987), Minsk URS, rd 12, Mar-??
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Main Line (C89)  ·  1-0



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Jan-09-11  GilesFarnaby: (It may be a good idea to just copy/paste the text in a .pgn reader if you are interested in reading my analysis)

[Event "URS-ch54"]
[Site "Minsk"]
[Date "1987.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Beliavsky, Alexander G"]
[Black "Malaniuk, Vladimir P"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C89"]
[WhiteElo "2630"]
[BlackElo "2575"]
[PlyCount "53"]
[EventDate "1987.03.??"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "17"]
[EventCountry "URS"]
[EventCategory "12"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "1999.07.01"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d4 Bd6 13. Re2 (1) ♘ormal is ♖e1 Qh4 14. g3 Qh5 15. Nd2 Bh3 (15... Bg4 (2) 16. f3 Bxf3 17. Nxf3 Qxf3 And black has achieved nothing) ♘owadays computers seem to spot f3 in a second but back at the time it was such an outlandish idea! 16. f3 (First game in my database that used the f3 idea didn't went exactly well for white... 16. Re1 Rae8 17. f3 f5 18. c4 Ne3 19. c5+ Kh8 20. Rxe3 Rxe3 21. cxd6 f4 22. Ne4 Rxf3 23. Bxf4 R8xf4 24. d7 Bxd7 25. Nd2 Bh3 26. Nxf3 Rxf3 27. Qd2 Rf8 28. Qe3 Qf5 29. Qe2 c5 30. Bc2 Qd5 31. Qe4 Qxd4+ 32. Qxd4 cxd4 33. Be4 g6 34. Rd1 Kg7 35. Bg2 Bxg2 36. Kxg2 Rc8 37. Rd2 Kf6 38. Rxd4 Rc2+ 39. Kh3 Ke5 40. Rb4 Kd5 41. a3 Kc5 42. Rh4 Rxb2 43. Rxh7 Rb3 44. Rc7+ Kb6 45. Rg7 Rxa3 46. Rxg6+ Kc5 47. Kg4 b4 48. h4 b3 49. Rg8 Ra5 50. Rc8+ Kd4 0-1 ♙sakhis,L (2615)-Geller,E (2565) /Sochi 1982/MCD) 16... Bc7 17. Ne4 (♖elevant: 17. a4 b4 18. c4 Nf6 19. Ne4 Qg6 20. Nf2 Bf5 21. Bc2 Rfe8 22. Bxf5 Qxf5 23. Rxe8+ Rxe8 24. Kg2 Rd8 25. Be3 Bb6 26. Qb3 Bxd4 27. Rd1 c5 28. Bxd4 cxd4 29. Qxb4 Qd7 30. Qb6 h5 31. Qxa6 Rb8 32. Rd2 h4 33. Qa5 Rb3 34. Qc5 Qb7 35. Rd3 h3+ 36. Kxh3 Rxd3 37. Nxd3 Qxf3 38. Qxd4 Qf1+ 39. Kh4 Qf5 0-1 Short,♘ (2615)-♘unn,J (2590)/♗russels 1986/C♗M 001) 17... Rae8 (17... Qxf3 And black will run out of powder after: 18. Ng5 Qh5 19. Nxh3 Qxh3 20. Bd2 Rae8 21. Qf1 Qd7 22. Rae1 Rxe2 23. Qxe2 Bd8 ♘onetheless this drawish simplification would probably remain as the best chance for black, as he can get nothing dangerous out of his attacking setup) 18. Qd3 Re6 $146 (3) (♙redecessor: 18... f5 19. Ng5 f4 20. Nxh3 fxg3 21. Rxe8 Rxe8 22. Kg2 gxh2 23. Bd2 Kh8 24. Ng5 Bf4 25. Ne4 Re6 26. Kh1 Bxd2 27. Bxd5 cxd5 28. Nxd2 Qg5 29. f4 Qh4 30. Qf5 Re8 31. Rf1 h6 1-0 Ehlvest,J (2540)-Geller,E (2515)/Vrsac 1987/C♗M 005) 19. Bd2 Rg6 20. g4 Bxg4 (4) Totally unsound, but probably Malaniuk didn't want to come out even after pointing at white's castle with almost all his pieces, so he tried a desperation shot (The critical line would have been: 20... Qh4 21. Be1 Qd8 22. Bg3 h5 23. Bxd5 cxd5 24. Nc5 hxg4 25. f4 (5) Which hasn't been played as far as I know, but yields an ∞ and playable position from both sides) 21. fxg4 Rxg4+ 22. Ng3 f5 23. Rg2 Qh3 24. Rf1 (6) All succesfully parried by white! Rf6 25. Rf3 h5 26. Qe2 Rfg6 27. Bc2 1-0

Jan-09-11  GilesFarnaby: (1)

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Sep-14-17  Howard: Informant 43 gave 17.Ne4! an exclamation mark, and alluded to the Short-Nunn game the previous year (from Informant 42) in which 17.a4 was tried.

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