Latest book reviews of 1 June  2017

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                                                                                                                Chess Books
Bologan's King's Indian by Victor Bologan  
New in Chess
448  pages
Price $ 32.95
ISBN: 978-90-5691-720-3

GM Victor Bologan provides the reader with a excellent made update of his 2009 book,The King’s Indian,A complete Black Repertoire.
So in 2017 he does it all again, with move to move annotations, various repertoire lines and  all kind of  King’s Indian related lines.
Bologon is a great expert of the King’s Indian himself and that makes this book more than interesting, for example in the Sämisch Bologan goes for a quick ..c5: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 c5 or 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Nge2 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Ng3 exd5 9.cxd5 here Bologan offers the reader choice out of 3 possibilities: 9…Nh5,9….a6 and 9…h5:This is the modern approach  to the problem.Black does not wish to wait for white to complete
his development and start an attack on the kingside, so he himself starts activity on that side of the board.
The move h5 is prophylactic, black wants to prevent his opponent quietly organising his forces prior to the decisive storm.
In the classical variation Bologan prefers for black the move 11…Kh8{1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1 Nd7 10.Nd3 f5 11.Bd2 Kh8}and after 12.Rc1 he prefers the blocking move 12….c5 and after 13.f4 exf4! 14.Nxf4 Bd4 15.Kh1 Nf6 16.Bd3 fxe4 17.Nxe4 Nxe4 18.Bxe4 Bxb2 19.Rb1 Be5 20.Ne6 Rxf1 21.Qxf1 Bxe6 22.dxe6 Nf5 and black is holding this position to his wonderful bishop on e5.
Conclusion: One of the finest repertoire books ever written on the King’s Indian Attack!

Chess Training for Candidate Masters

Accelerate Your Progress by Thinking for Yourself
by Alexander Kalinin
New in Chess
208  pages
Price $ 19.95
ISBN: 978-90-5691-715-9

Grandmaster and chess trainer Alexander Kalinin from Russia provides the reader with a smashing made trainings manual based on highly instructive chapters as: The  aesthetics of chess, The benefits of solving endgame studies, Analytical exercises, The classical heritage, Personal influences, Lessons at the chessboard and at last The fight against weaknesses, where the author is not afraid to show the mistakes he made on his road to the master title.
But there is a lot more as for example the following game from GM Jan Timman who shows us how and when to play the move15.Nd5!
For the good readers I would like to show the whole game,Kalinin does it all from a game position: Timman,Jan H (2610) - Ivanovic,Bozidar (2525) [B69]
Bugojno Bugojno (4), 1984
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 Bd7 8.0-0-0 a6 9.f4 Be7 10.Nf3 b5 11.Bxf6 gxf6 12.Bd3 Qb6 13.Rhe1 0-0-0 14.Kb1 Kb8 15.Nd5!! exd5 16.exd5 Ne5 17.fxe5 fxe5 18.Qh6 Qc5 19.Qh5 Rdf8 20.Bf5 Bxf5 21.Qxf5 Bd8 22.Rf1 Rhg8 23.g3 Rg6 24.a3 Qc4 25.Rd3 Qc8 26.Nd2 Qxf5 27.Rxf5 Rg5 28.Rdf3 Rxf5 29.Rxf5 Kc7 30.Ne4 Be7 31.g4 h6 32.c3 Kd7 33.h3 Bg5 34.Nxg5 hxg5 35.Rxg5 Rc8 36.Kc2 Ke7 37.h4 Kf6 38.Rf5+ Kg7 39.g5 Rc5 40.b4 Rxd5 41.h5 a5 42.h6+ Kg8 43.bxa5 Rc5 44.Rf6 Rc6 45.Kb3 e4 46.g6 fxg6 47.Rxg6+ Kh8 48.Re6 1-0.
White’s blockading strategy has achieved tot success!
Included is a short survey of the development of chess pedagogy and acquaints the reader with some general principles and methods of training,this also included the currently important topic of the interaction of man and computer.
The second part illustrates the influence of the classical methods of improving on a young player’s development.Throw the book I found many useful advises as the first lessons with any chess players should be devoted to chess notation and one must not put strong players in with weak ones, else the latter, constantly losing, will quickly lose interest in chess.
Conclusion: This is a super trainings manual!     

W.H.K. Pollock
A Chess Biography with 523 Games by
Olimpiu G. Urcan and John S. Hilbert

McFarland & Company,Inc.,Publishers Box 611
Jefferson,North Carolina 28640.
512 pages
Price $65.00

Print ISBN: 978-1-7864-5864-4

William Henry Krause Pollock,{1859-1896}  is nowadays  a nearly forgotten chess master, so it is a great pleasure  for me to announce  this wonderful creation
from Olimpiu G.Urcan and  his  famous companion John S.Hilbert.
Both authors have managed to bring up a highly interesting  biography and a unbelievable amount of  over 500 games, where many of these games cover super
readable made annotations all brought in the context  of that time.
And that makes it all so superb! Specially the coverage of the American chess landscape during the first half of 1890s!
Pollock was from profession surgeon but his life was unfortunately very short, but this chess genius could play chess as no other.
 As we can see in this book there is a out standing high number of brilliant {short} games as for example: Weiss,M - Pollock,William Henry Kraus [C77]
USA-06 Congress Grand Tournament New York,NY (35), 1889
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.c3 d5 8.exd5 Nxd5 9.Qe2 0-0 10.Qe4 Be6 11.Nxe5 Nxe5 12.Qxe5 Nb4 13.0-0 Nxd3
14.Qh5 Bxb3 15.axb3 Re8 16.Nd2 Qe7 17.b4 Bxf2+ 18.Kh1 Qe1 19.h3 Nxc1 20.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 21.Kh2 Bg1+ 22.Kg3 Re3+ 23.Kg4 Ne2 24.Nf1 g6
25.Qd5 h5+ 26.Kg5 Kg7 27.Nxe3 f6+ 28.Kh4 Bf2+ 29.g3 Bxg3# 0-1.
This winning combination is featured today in many famous game collections.
Pollock had a very fine aggressive style from play in BCA Masters he played 3 time over the Latvian Gambit! Against Blackburne,Steinitz wrote after 2….f5: A hazardous way of meeting the King’s Knight Opening. But ambitious tournament players, especially the young one,will sometimes resort to inferior openings that are little known,even against great masters,and occasionally they succeed with such tactics.But Pollock was not successful seen the well prepared Blackburne who went for the German Line with 3.d4!?
 fxe4 4.Nxe5 Nf6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Nc3 d6?! 7.Bxf6 Bxf6
8.Qh5+ g6 9.Nxg6!? hxg6 10.Qxg6+ Kd7 11.Nd5 Rf8? {11…Be7 was offering reasonable defensive chances Steinitz}12.Be2! c5 13.dxc5 Bxb2? 14.Qxd6 Ke8 15.Qh5+ Rf7 16.Bxf7+ Kxf7 17.Qxd8 Nc6 18.Qc7+ Ke8 19.Rb1 Be5 20.Qh7 Kd8 21.Qg8+ kd7 22.0-0 and black did resign.
In Belfast 1886 Pollock played as Bobby Fischer and won Belfast 1886 with the perfect score of 8-0,before players as Joseph Henry Blackburne and Amos Burn.
In 1889 Pollock made the voyage to New York City to participate in the great New York international tournament, the Sixth American Chess Congress.
One of the longest tournaments in history. this double round robin was intended to select a challenger for the world championship title held by William Steinitz.
Pollock finished 11th out of 20 players, Mikhail Chigorin and Max Weiss won it.
In 1896 Pollock's health progressively deteriorated due to tuberculosis where he died at his father's home in Clifton on 5 October 1896.
Included throw this book are  historical photographs and line drawings. Sources include historical chess journals and magazines with chess columns
from America, the United Kingdom and Canada.
Olimpiu G. Urcan is a Singapore-based chess historian and  John S. Hilbert is the author of over a dozen books and more than 100 articles on chess history. He lives in Amherst, New York. William H.K. Pollock is his fifth McFarland title.
Conclusion:One of the most amazing McFarland chess reads that I have ever seen!  

                                              Chess DVD's    

Chess Programs
Komodo Chess 11

Price Euro 79.90
System requirements
Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7/8, DirectX9, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and internet access. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 8 GB RAM, Windows 10 or 8.1, DirectX10, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10- compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access. System requirements for ChessBase Account: Internet access and current browser, e.g. Chrome, Safari. For Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, Linux.

The programmers of Komodo have again managed to improve  there latest version with of Komodo 11 with over 50 points compared with there impressive 
companions  as Fritz and Houdini.
Komodo mastermind GM Larry Kaufman  did it again! And such work can only be done by hard work and that means
writing and rewriting!
Some nice features from Komodo 11 are: Developed by a Grandmaster, it supports  up to 64 cores,and ofcourse a  Syzygy endgame tablebase support and and I can insure
you this all works perfect!
 'Persistent Hash' lets you save Komodo's analysis of a position and this program is even able  to make long-term sacrifices of material or pawn structures.
This engine program has won three of the last four TCEC championships and  become world champion in 2016!
ChessBase brings it all in a new  64-bit multi-processor engine (optionally 32-bit)
Latest Fritz 15 64-bit user interface (optionally 32-bit)
Premium membership for the all new ChessBase Web Apps and for six months.
Compared with Houdini than I only can say Komodo 11 plays impressively stronger, guess over hundred points!
Karsten Müller and his companion Yakov Konoval gave some nice computer
play examples to tackle chess engines in there latest endgame book Understanding Rook Endgames,Gambit 2016.
Conclusion: This is a chess machine from hell!

Powerplay 25: Popular Queen’s Pawn Openings – A Repertoire For Black
by  Daniel King

Price Euro 29.90
System requirements:Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard

The famous ChessBase expert Grandmaster Daniel King provides the use with a fantastic made black repertoire based on the lines of the Colle-Zukertort 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6, the
London System, the Jobava Variation (1 d4 d5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 Bf4), the Veresov, Trompowsky and even  the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit gets a important turn.
Pleasant to mention is that it all  fits with in the openings recommended on Power Play DVDs issue 23 & 24.
All together there are 26 video files and 11 extra files that are good for over 50 extra games!
All packed in 5 hours highly instructive video entertainment!
Conclusion: These Powerplay DVD’s are super instructive!

The Fashionable Caro-Kann Vol.1
by  Vidit Gujrathi

Price Euro 29.90
System requirements:Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard

The Fashionable Caro-Kann Vol.2
by  Vidit Gujrathi

Price Euro 29.90
System requirements:Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard

Vidit Santosh is a phenomenal chess player who attained the title of Grandmaster on the age of 18 years and three months.
So I am truly excited to announce these two white openings repertoire DVD based on the Caro-Kann where the aim of black is to complete development beginning active operations.
Believe the Caro-Kann is the perfect weapon for safe black players with a universal play style.Our young grandmaster teacher prefers careful selected lines as I found in volume one:
Main Line:1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6
Panov Attack:1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6
Fantasy Variation:1e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.f3
King’s Indian Attack:1.e4 c6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2
Exchange Variation 3.exd5 cxd5
Two Knight’sL:1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Nf6
All packed in 21 video files plus several self tests,and a extra database of 50 entries where many of them are well analysed as the following example of our talented teacher:
Guseinov,Gadir (2634) - Vidit,Santosh Gujrathi (2513) [B19]
Aeroflot open A Russia (4), 10.02.2012
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Guseinov had played only this system and panov attack in some games. 3...dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 Nd7 8.h5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 e6 11.Bf4 In almost all of his games he had played Bd2,but i had expected this too. 11...Qa5+ 12.Bd2 Bb4 13.c3 Be7 14.c4 Qc7 15.0-0-0 Ngf6 In the morning I had a brief look at my notes of this line but over the board i could recollect only some of the ideas. 16.Rhe1 0-0 I considered a5 too but I thought that i had analysed this move. [16...b5 This variation i had analysed back in 2010 where i found that after Nf5 white has very dangerous initiative.;
16...a5] 17.Nf5 He was playing very fast,so I guess he had expected me to enter this line. 17...exf5 18.Rxe7 Qd8!? I could vaguely remember In some games black had played Qd6 too but in my notes I had analysed Qd8. [18...Qd6] 19.Re2 Ne4 20.g3 [20.Bf4 Ndf6 21.Be5 Ng4³ (21...Nxh5 22.g4 fxg4 23.Qxe4 f5 24.Qe3 gxf3 25.Qxf3 Qg5+ 26.Kc2 Qg4) ] 20...b5! I thought it is important to gain quick counterplay over the queenside.Infact this had been already played In Kotronias-Bologan! which i was unaware of.I had considered some other moves but I didn't quite like them. [20...Ndf6 21.Nh4²;
20...Re8 21.Nh4²] 21.cxb5 I had considered other moves too but cb5 seemed the best. [21.Nh4 bxc4 22.Qxc4 Qf6"] 21...cxb5 22.Kb1 Best move.During the game I was calculating some interesting lines like [22.Qxb5 Qc7+ Maybe first Rb8 is more accurate (¹22...Rb8 23.Qd3 (23.Qxf5 Qc7+ 24.Kb1 Rxb2+ 25.Kxb2 Rb8+ 26.Ka1 Qc2-+) 23...Ndf6" 24.Bf4 Rb4 25.Rc2 Qd5 26.b3 Ng4³) 23.Kb1 Rab8 24.Qxf5 (24.Qd3 Qb7 (24...Rfc8") 25.Bf4²) 24...Rxb2+! 25.Kxb2 Rb8+ 26.Ka1 Qc2-+;
22.Nh4 Ndf6" White can't take on f5 becuase Of Qc8 and Qf5] 22...Re8!N I am very proud of this move.Here I saw many interesting lines but finally opted for Re8 by method of elimination! My original intention was Ndf6 but the concrete lines were rather bad for me.Also this is the first choice of engines! :) [22...Ndf6 23.Qxb5 Rb8 24.Qxf5 Black attack has failed miserably.;
22...Ndc5!? I was about to play this move fascinated by the interesting positions which could arose but objectively it is not sound. 23.Qxb5 Qd5!? Interesting move.Now the position was quite merky,I calculated few lines like.. (23...Rb8 24.Qc4 Qb6 25.Be1 I felt the compensation is not enough) 24.Rc1! I rejected this line because of this move. a) 24.dxc5?? Nc3+! 25.bxc3 (25.Bxc3 Qxd1#!) 25...Rab8-+; b) 24.Be1 Rab8 25.Qa5 Nxg3"; c) 24.Bf4 controlling the b8 square 24...a6 25.Qa5 Nxg3! 26.fxg3 (26.Re3 Nxh5 27.Be5 Rad8³) 26...Qxf3"; 24...Rab8 25.Qc4 Qxc4 26.Rxc4 Nd3 27.Be3±] 23.Be1 Now taking on b5 is dangerous [23.Qxb5 Rb8 24.Qd3 (24.Qxf5 Nc3+! The point of Re8! 25.Bxc3 Rxe2µ) 24...Ndf6";
23.Nh4 Ndc5";
23.Be3 Ndf6 24.d5 Qd7³] 23...Ndf6 24.Nh4 Qd7 [I rejected Qd5 because of 24...Qd5 25.f3 Nd6 26.Re5!±] 25.f3 [25.Qf3!? I was more concerned of this move. 25...Qd5 26.Rc2 (26.Ka1 f4³) 26...Rac8³] 25...Nd6 26.Rxe8+ [26.Re5 Nc4" 27.Rxe8+ Rxe8 28.Nxf5 Nd5 29.g4 Nce3 30.Nxe3 Rxe3 31.Qf1 f5³] 26...Rxe8 27.Bb4 Nc4!" I saw this move while playing Ndf6.I thought black has sufficient counterplay. 28.Qxf5 White played this fast 28...Qc7! I was already down to 9 minutes here.My original intention was to play Qf5 and then a5 but after i saw this i couldn't resist playing it.Here Engine is showing Re6 as even better move! I simply didn't consider Re6 [28...Re2!? 29.b3 Nd5 !?!? A surprising move which i saw during the game but incorrect as white can simply play bc4 ,I will just mention it because of its interesting idea (29...Qb7!?÷) 30.bxc4+- (30.Qxd7? Na3+ 31.Bxa3 (31.Ka1 Nc2+ 32.Kb2 Ncxb4+ 33.Rd2 Rxd2+ 34.Kc1 Rc2+ 35.Kd1 Ne3+ 36.Ke1 Nd3#) 31...Nc3+ 32.Kc1 Nxa2+ 33.Kb1 Nc3+!= Its a draw :)) ;
28...Qxf5+ 29.Nxf5 a5 (29...Nd5 30.Re1! saves the day) 30.Ne7+ Kf8 (30...Kh7?! 31.Bc5 Ne3 32.Re1 Ned5 (32...Nf5 33.g4 Nxe7 34.Bxe7 Nd5 35.Bb4 Rxe1+ 36.Bxe1 a4 37.Kc2 g6 38.Kd3²) 33.Re5±) 31.Ng6+= (31.Bc5 Rxe7÷) ;
28...Re6!? 29.d5 Ne3] 29.Re1? Guseinov thought for some 40 minutes on this move which is infact a blunder.During the game I thought Rc1 was the only move. [29.Qxb5 Rb8,;
¹29.Rc1 I was planning to play 29...Qxg3 30.Qxb5 Qxh4 31.Qxc4 Qxh5³ Though still black is comfortable here ] 29...Qxg3 30.Rxe8+ Nxe8 31.Qxb5 [31.Qc8 Qg1+ 32.Kc2 Qf2+-+;
31.Qe4 Nf6 32.Qe1 Qh2-+] 31...Qg1+ 32.Kc2 Ne3+? There was a forced win here which i missed but luckily black is still better after Ne3 [32...Qf2+! 33.Kb3 Qxb2+ 34.Kxc4 Qc2+ 35.Bc3 (35.Kd5 Nc7+!) 35...Nd6+! The point! I missed this neat trick during the game.] 33.Kd2 Qf2+ 34.Qe2 Nc4+ 35.Kd3 Nxb2+ 36.Kd2 Nc4+ 37.Kd3 Nb2+ Repeating once more to reach 40 moves early 38.Kd2 Qxd4+ 39.Kc2 Nf6! final accuracy [39...Nc7 40.Qe4! It is not easy to win this endgame] 40.Bc3 Qxh4 41.Kxb2 Qxh5-+ 42.Bxf6 gxf6 Black will keep the Queen on g-file and push the h pawn,the double pawns provide good shelter, white has no perpetual checks. 43.Kb3 Qd5+ 44.Kb4 Qd6+ 45.Ka4 Qf4+ 46.Kb3 h5 47.Qg2+ Qg5 48.Qf2 a6 I am very happy about this game as I calculated quite well during the round.[48...h4-+] 0-1 
Video running time is 4 hours and 31 minutes!
Volume two holds: An Aggressive Setup with 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5  4.Nc3 e6 5.g4
Trendy Line: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5  4.Nc3 e6 4.h4
Side Lines: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nd2/4.Be3
Main Line: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5
Again well packed in 15 video files,plus self tests and again a instructive file of more than 50 entries,where the following game must be seen!
Najer,Evgeniy (2687) - Caruana,Fabiano (2810) [B12]
Dortmund 44th Dortmund (3), 12.07.2016
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 Ne7 6.0-0 h6 Nowadays this risky plan is getting more and more popular. 7.Nbd2 Nd7 8.Nb3 g5 9.Bd2 [Another popular line is 9.Ne1 Qc7 10.Nd3 Ng6 11.Bg4 Bxg4 12.Qxg4 c5 13.Nbxc5 Bxc5 14.dxc5 Nxc5 15.Nxc5 Qxc5 16.Be3?! Qc7?! (16...Qxc2!? 17.Qb4 Qc4 18.Qa3 Qa6 seems to be in Black's favour) 17.Rac1 0-0-0 18.Qd4 b6 19.c4 dxc4 20.Qe4 Kb8 21.f4 gxf4 (21...Rd3!? 22.Qxd3 cxd3 23.Rxc7 Kxc7 24.fxg5 hxg5 25.Bxg5 Nxe5 26.Bf4 Kd6 27.Rd1 Kd5 28.Bxe5 Kxe5 29.Rxd3=) 22.Rxc4 Qb7 23.Bxf4 Qxe4 24.Rxe4 Rh7= Vachier Lagrave,M (2788)-Rodshtein,M (2689) Drancy FRA 2016 1-0 (59)] 9...Qc7 [Black can start with 9...a5 10.a4 (10.c4?! Bg7?! (10...a4! 11.Nc1 dxc4 12.Bxc4 Nb6 Black has got better chances. For instance 13.Bd3 g4 (or 13...Bxd3 14.Nxd3 g4 15.Nfe1 h5³) 14.Nh4 a3 15.Bc3 Bxd3 16.Nxd3 h5³) 11.Bc3 0-0 12.Re1 a4 13.Nbd2 Ng6 14.h3 Nf4 15.Bf1 Re8 16.Re3 f6 17.exf6 Bxf6 18.Nh2 c5" Popilski,G (2483)-Kreisl,R (2410) Warsaw 2013 1-0 (41)) 10...Bg7 (10...Qc7 leads to the game Najer,E - Caruana,F) 11.Re1 Qc7 12.Rc1 Ng6 13.h3 0-0 14.Be3 f6 15.exf6 Nxf6 16.Nh2? (16.Bd3 Qf7 17.Bxf5 exf5 18.Ne5²) 16...Rae8 17.Nc5 e5 18.c4 e4 19.Qb3 b6³ Gomez Garrido,C (2541)-Peralta,F (2588) Barcelona ESP 2016 0-1 (66)] 10.a4 a5 11.c4 [11.Rc1 Bg7 12.c4 0-0 13.Qe1 Qb6 14.Nxa5 Ng6!? a) 14...Qxb2 15.c5 g4 16.Bc3 gxf3 17.Bxb2 fxe2 18.Qxe2 Rxa5 19.Ra1 Rfa8÷; b) 14...Bg6?! 15.c5 Qc7 16.h3?! (16.b4 f6 17.exf6 Nxf6 18.Ne5 Ne4 19.Bc3±) 16...f6 17.exf6 Nxf6 18.b4 g4 19.hxg4 Nxg4© 20.g3 Rae8 (20...Be4! 21.Bc3 (21.Rc3 Nf5 22.Nb3 e5 23.dxe5 Nxe5 24.Bf4 Nxf3+ 25.Bxf3 Qf7µ) 21...Rxf3 22.Bxf3 Bxf3 23.Qxe6+ Kh7 24.Qd6÷) 21.Bc3 Be4 22.Qd1?? Ne3 0-1 Esserman,M (2419)-Iturrizaga, E (2624) Caleta ENG 2016; 15.c5 Qc7 16.h3 f6 17.exf6 Nxf6 18.b4 Ne4 19.Be3 Nf4© Zaibi,A (2330)-Caruana,F (2808) Baku 2015 0-1 (35);
11.Ne1 Bg7 12.f4 gxf4 (12...c5 seems to be a stronger continuation than ...gxf4 13.Bb5 Nc6 14.Nf3 c4 15.Nc1 f6 16.exf6 Nxf6 17.Ne2 Ne4 18.Ne5?! 0-0 19.Bxc6 bxc6 20.Ng3 Qb6 (20...c5! 21.c3 Rab8µ) 21.Nxe4 Bxe4 22.Bc3 Rxf4 23.Rxf4 gxf4µ Predke,A (2464)-Bocharov,D (2600) Izhevsk 2012 1/2 (49)) 13.Bxf4 (13.Nd3!? Rg8 14.Kh1 Be4 15.Nxf4 Nf5 16.Bh5 Bh8 17.Nxe6? (17.Qe2! Ke7 18.Rae1 Rg5 19.Bf3±) 17...Bxg2+ 18.Kg1 Be4+ 19.Kf2÷ Bodnaruk,A (2402)-Danielian,E (2458) Chakvi 2015 1-0 (31)) 13...Ng6 14.Bd3 Bxd3 15.Nxd3 b6 16.Qf3 0-0 17.Qh3 Kh7 18.Nd2 (18.Be3!? c5 19.Nf4 cxd4 20.Nxd4 Ndxe5 21.Nh5,) 18...c5 19.Nf3 c4?? (19...Rae8?! 20.c3! c4 21.Bxh6! Bxh6 22.Ng5+ Kg7 23.Nxf7 Rxf7 24.Rxf7+ Kxf7 25.Qxh6 Ndf8 26.Nf4+-; 19...Nxf4 20.Nxf4 cxd4 21.Nh5 Nxe5 22.Nxg7 Nxf3+ 23.Rxf3 Kxg7 24.Qh5 Rh8 25.Raf1 f5=) 20.Bxh6! Bxh6 21.Ng5+ Kg7 22.Rxf7+! Rxf7 23.Nxe6+ Kh7 24.Nxc7+- Swiercz,D (2665)-Kanarek,M (2532) Poznan POL 2016 1-0 (34)] 11...dxc4 [11...Bg7 12.cxd5 (12.c5!? f6 13.exf6 Bxf6 14.Bc3 0-0 15.Bd3²) 12...Nxd5 13.Ne1 f6 14.Bh5+ Kd8 15.exf6 N7xf6 16.Be2 Ne4 17.Bd3 Nxd2 18.Qxd2 Kc8 (18...Qf4!?) 19.Rc1 Re8 20.Bxf5 exf5= Rublevsky,S (2692)-Girya,O (2456) Khanty-Mansiysk RUS 2015 1-0 (44)] 12.Bxc4 Nd5N In comparison with the game Kurnosov, I - Gritsenko,A, Fabiano wants to put his bishop on e7, then his king can go to g7. [12...Bg7 13.Rc1 b6 (13...0-0!? this is a risky decision, but I'm afraid that Black has no choice. 14.Re1 Rfd8 15.h3 Bg6 16.Qe2÷ Here I would prefer to have the white pieces.) 14.Qe2 0-0 Andrey Gritsenko admitted that the only asylem for his king is the kingside. 15.Bd3! White's main idea is to swap the light-squares bishops. 15...Bg4 (15...Bxd3 16.Qxd3 c5 17.Bxg5! hxg5 18.Nxg5 Nf5 (18...Rfe8? 19.Qh7+ Kf8 20.f4+- Black's position is hopeless) 19.g4 Bh6 20.gxf5 Bxg5 21.f4 Bh6 22.Rf3! exf5 23.Rh3 Qc6 24.d5 Qg6+ 25.Rg3+-) 16.h3 Bh5 17.Bb1 Rac8 18.h4 gxh4 19.Qe4 f5? (19...Bg6 20.Qxh4 Bxb1 21.Rxb1 Nf5 22.Qg4 Rfd8 23.Rbc1²) 20.Qxh4 Bxf3 21.gxf3 Nd5 22.Kh1+- Kurnosov,I (2660)-Gritsenko,A (2422) Vladivostok 2012 1-0 (28)] 13.Ne1 Be7 14.Bd3 Nf8 15.Qc2 [15.Bxf5?! exf5 16.Nd3 Ne6 17.Rc1 Qb6=] 15...Bg6!? [White has the better chances after 15...Bxd3 16.Nxd3 Ng6 17.Rac1 Kf8 18.g3 Rg8 19.Nbc5²] 16.Rc1 [White could have tried to fight for an advantage after 16.Nc5!? Bxd3 (16...Qb6 17.Bxg6 Nxg6 18.Nxe6 fxe6 19.Qxg6+ Kd7 20.Qd3±; 16...Rg8!? 17.g3 Bxc5 18.Qxc5 Nd7 19.Qc4 Qb6 20.Rb1÷) 17.Nexd3 Ng6 18.g3 b6 19.Ne4 Qd7 20.Rae1 Kf8 21.f4 gxf4 22.Nxf4 Ngxf4 23.Bxf4 Rd8 24.Bd2,] 16...Qb6 17.Bxg6 Nxg6 18.Nd3 Nh4! Black's knight is heading to f5. 19.Rfe1 Nf5= 20.Re4 Evgeniy wants to protect his d4-pawn and then he can launch an attack by means of f4. [20.Ndc5 g4!? 21.Qd3 h5 22.Ne4 Nb4 23.Qc4 0-0-0 24.Ng5 Bxg5 25.Bxg5 Rd5 26.Re4=] 20...Rg8 Now f4 is a double-edged plan. 21.Ndc5 Qc7 22.Qd1 b6 23.Nd3 Qd7 24.h3 [24.Be1 Kf8 25.Nd2 Rd8 26.Nc4 Qb7 27.Qf3 with a roughly equal position.] 24...Kf8 25.Kh2 Rd8 26.Rc4 Rc8 27.g3?! It wasn't necessary to weaken the main diagonal. [27.Re1 Kg7 28.Qh5 Rgd8 29.Rec1 (29.g3?! Nc7 30.h4 Qd5 31.Rc3 c5! 32.dxc5 b5µ) 29...Qe8 30.Qf3=;
27.Qf3 Kg7 28.Re1 Rgd8 (28...b5!? 29.Rcc1 (29.axb5 cxb5 30.Rxc8 Rxc8 31.Bxa5 Rc4©) 29...bxa4 30.Nbc5 Qa7 31.Qe4 Rb8 32.Rc4÷) 29.Rec1 Qe8=] 27...Nc7! Fabiano is aiming to play ..b5. In order to prepare it, he transfers his knight from the central square, where it hindered other pieces from attack in the d4-pawn, to a6. 28.Qc2 Na6 29.Ne1 Kg7 30.Nf3 b5³ 31.Rc3! [31.axb5?! cxb5 32.Rxc8 Rxc8 33.Qd3 a4 34.Nc1 Bb4µ] 31...bxa4 [I believe that Fabiano should have tried 31...Bb4!? 32.Rd3 Qd5 33.Rg4 bxa4 34.Nc5 Bxc5 35.dxc5 Qxc5 36.Qxc5 Nxc5 37.Rc3 Nb3 38.Rxa4³ White has good chances to make a draw.] 32.Nc5?! After this move White's position is very difficult. I think Evgeniy should have prefered ¤xa5: [32.Nxa5!? Nb4 33.Qb1 Qd5 34.Nc4 Na2! 35.Nb6 Nxc3 36.Bxc3 Qb5 37.Nxc8 Rxc8³] 32...Bxc5 33.dxc5 Nb4 34.Qb1 Rcd8?! After this move White is more or less OK. [It was much stronger to play 34...Qd5! Now White needs a good advice. 35.Be1 a) 35.h4 Rgd8! 36.hxg5 h5! 37.Kg2 (37.Rcc4 Nd3 38.Bxa5 Nxf2 39.Bxd8 Rxd8 40.Rf4 Nd3 41.Rfe4 (41.Nh4 Nxf4 42.Nxf5+ exf5 43.Rxf4 Qxe5 44.Qxf5 Rd2+ 45.Kh3 Qxf5+ 46.Rxf5 Rxb2 47.Rf6 Rb5! 48.Rxc6 Ra5-+) 41...Rb8-+) 37...Rb8 38.Re2 Nd3-+;
b) 35.Re2 Rgd8 36.Be1 Nd3 37.Kg2 a3! 38.Rxa3 Nh4+! 39.gxh4 Nf4+ 40.Kf1 Nxe2 41.Kxe2 Qc4+ 42.Ke3 Qxc5+ 43.Ke2 Rb8 44.Rc3 Qb5+ 45.Ke3 Qb6+ 46.Ke2 Qa6+ 47.Ke3 Rb4µ; 35...Rgd8 36.Kg2 Rb8 37.Re2 Qd1 38.Qe4 Nd3µ] 35.Kg2 Qd5 36.Rcc4 Qd3 37.Qa1?! In any case, after 37...¦d5 White can't take on a4 due to ...¦xc5. [37.Qc1! Rb8 (37...Na2 38.Qc2 Qxc2 39.Rxc2 Nb4 40.Bxb4 axb4 41.Rxb4 Ra8 42.h4=; 37...Rd5 38.Bxb4 axb4 39.Rxb4 Rb8 40.Rxa4 Qb3 41.g4 Ne7 42.Nd4 Qxb2 43.Qxb2 Rxb2 44.Ra7 Kf8 45.Ra8+ Kg7 46.Ra7=) 38.Bxb4 axb4 39.Rxb4 Rxb4 40.Rxb4 Rd8 41.Rxa4 (41.Nxg5? hxg5 42.Qxg5+ Kh7 43.Qh5+ Nh6 44.Rh4 Qg6µ) 41...Qe2 42.Ng1 Qxe5 43.Nf3 Qe2 44.Qc3+ Kh7 45.Qe5=] 37...Rd5! 38.Rg4? An useless move. White doesn't have enough time to play h4. [38.Bxb4 axb4 39.Rxb4 Rxc5 40.Qa3 Qxa3 41.bxa3 Rd8 42.Rec4³] 38...Kh8? Fabiano could have got a winning position after 38...¦gd8. [38...Rgd8! 39.Qxa4 (39.Qa3 Qxa3 40.bxa3 Rxd2 41.Nxd2 Rxd2 42.axb4 Ne3+ 43.Kf3 Nxc4 44.Rxc4 axb4 45.Rxb4 a3 Black should win the endgame.; 39.Qe1 Nd4 40.Nxd4 Rxd4 41.Rgxd4 Rxd4 42.Rxd4 Qxd4-+; 39.Nxg5 hxg5 40.Bxg5 Kf8 41.Qxa4 Rb8 42.Qxa5 Nc2-+) 39...Qxf3+!! 40.Kxf3 Rxd2 41.Rge4 R8d3+ 42.Kg2 Rxb2! (42...Rxg3+ 43.Kf1 Rxh3 44.Kg2 Rhd3µ) 43.Rc1 Rxg3+ 44.Kf1 Rf3 45.Kg1 Rfxf2-+] 39.Qc1 Na2! 40.Qe1? After this mistake Black has a winning position. Probably Evgeniy didn't have enough time for calculation. [40.Qa1 Rb8! (40...Nb4 41.Qc1=) 41.Qxa2 Rb3 42.Rc3 (42.Bc3? Ne3+ 43.fxe3 Qe2+ 44.Kg1 Rd1+-+) 42...Rxc3 43.bxc3T (43.Bxc3? Qe2!-+) 43...Qe2 44.Qc4! (44.Qa1? Rd3 45.Nd4 Nxd4 46.Rxd4 Rxd2 47.Rxd2 Qxd2 48.Qxa4 Qd5+ 49.Kg1 Qxc5 The endgame should be winning for Black) 44...Rxd2 45.Qxe2 Rxe2 46.Rxa4 Rc2 47.Rxa5 Rxc3 White should make a draw.] 40...Rb8! 41.Bxg5 White has no choice. At first we can think that White has a strong attack, however Black's knight on f5 is the perfect defender. [41.Rxa4 Rxb2-+] 41...hxg5 42.Nxg5 Rd7 White has nothing for the sacrificed bishop. 43.Rxa4 Nb4-+ 44.Qc1 Nc2 45.Kh2 Nce3 46.Ne4 Qe2 0-1.
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Master Class Vol.8: Magnus Carlsen
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As many know Magnus has extraordinary endgame skills as we can see in the following example: Carlsen,Magnus (2843) - Caruana,Fabiano (2773) [C00]
Grand Slam Final 5th Sao Paulo/Bilbao (6), 08.10.2012
1.e4 e6 2.d3 The French Defence was a huge surprise to me, so I decided to employ the same strategy that had brought me my only victory so far in the tournament, namely push the d-pawn one square forward as early as possible. Die Französische Verteidigung war eine Riesenüberraschung für mich, daher beschloss ich, dieselbe Strategie anzuwenden, die mir meinen einzigen Sieg bislang in dem Turnier eingetragen hatte, nämlich, den d-Bauern so früh wie möglich ein Feld vorzuschieben. 2...d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.Ngf3 Nc6 A perfectly reasonable way of avoiding the "fearsome" King's Indian Attack, starting with 4...c5 5.g3 and so on.
Ein absolut vernünftiger Weg, den "furchterregenden" Königsindischen Angriff zu vermeiden, beginnend mit 4...c5 5.g3 und so weiter.
5.c3 Bd6 Looks a little weird, but is actually quite logical. If immediately 5...e5, or 5...dxe4 6.dxe4 e5, then Black would have to reckon with the b4-push. Sieht ein wenig seltsam aus, ist aber eigentlich ganz logisch. Falls sofort 5...e5, oder 5...dxe4 6.dxe4 e5, dann müsste Schwarz mit dem Vorstoß b4 rechnen. 6.Be2 It seemed to me that the bishop would have more work here than on g2 after a subsequent dxe4 dxe4 e5, and besides, this one seemed to fit better with ideas of pushing b4. Mir schien, dass der Läufer hier nach anschließendem dxe4 dxe4 e5 mehr Arbeit hätte als auf g2, und außerdem schien dieser Zug besser zu Ideen mit dem Vorstoß b4 zu passen. 6...0-0 7.0-0 [7.b4 here or on the previous move, could have been well met with hier oder im vorigen Zug hätte gut begegnet werden können mit 7...dxe4 8.dxe4 a5 9.b5 Ne5 and White has gained some space, but also weakened some squares, so Black should be doing fine. und Weiß hat zwar einigen Raum gewonnen, aber auch ein paar Felder geschwächt, daher sollte Schwarz gut stehen.] 7...a5 Black had several choices here: Schwarz hatte mehrere Möglichkeiten hier: [7...e5 would be met by würde beantwortet werden mit 8.b4 and White obviously has an excellent version of the Philidor. Whether that would be sufficient for an advantage though, is quite unclear. und Weiß hat offensichtlich eine ausgezeichnete Version des Philidor. Ob dies allerdings zu einem Vorteil reichen würde, ist völlig unklar.;
7...b6 8.Re1 Bb7 9.Bf1 seems a little artificial for Black. scheint ein wenig künstlich für Schwarz.;
7...Re8 8.Re1 a5 9.Bf1 e5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Nc4 would transpose to the game. würde zur Partie überleiten.] 8.Re1 e5 9.exd5 Other Philidor-style moves like ¥f1 or b3 were certainly possible, but I felt like forcing things a bit. Andere Philidor-gemäße Züge wie ¥f1 oder b3 waren durchaus möglich, aber mir war danach, die Dinge ein bisschen zu forcieren. 9...Nxd5 10.Nc4 Re8 11.Bf1 Bg4 12.h3 [12.g3 is not as accurate, as Black can play ist nicht so genau, denn Schwarz kann 12...Qd7 when the annoying bishop cannot be kicked away with h3. I actually once tried that in a similar position in a blitz game against Ponomariov, who with a puzzled look in his face simply captured the pawn. spielen, wonach sich der lästige Läufer nicht mit h3 vertreiben lässt. Tatsächlich hatte ich dies einmal in ähnlicher Stellung in einer Blitzpartie gegen Ponomariov versucht, der mit verdutztem Gesichtsausdruck einfach den Bauern nahm.] 12...Bh5 13.g3 Once the e4-pawn is not there to obstruct it, the bishop is re-deployed to the long diagonal. Nachdem es keinen e4-Bauern mehr gibt, der ihn behindert, wird der Läufer auf die lange Diagonale überführt. [Going on a fishing expedition with Auf Fischfang zu gehen mit 13.g4 Bg6 14.Qb3 as the comp seems to recommend, would probably have appealed to me on the next day against Paco, when I was in more of a coffee-house mood. wie der Comp offenbar empfiehlt, hätte mir vermutlich am nächsten Tag gegen Paco zugesagt, als ich eher in Kaffeehaus-Stimmung war.] 13...Nb6 A decent move, made after a long period of thought. As you might have guessed, by this point we were both way "out of book".
Ein ordentlicher Zug, gespielt nach einer langen Denkphase. Wie Sie wohl erraten haben, waren wir an dieser Stelle beide weit "aus dem Buch".
14.Nxb6 cxb6 15.Bg2 b5? This one however, is rather questionable, as will become apparent after a few more moves. Dies allerdings ist ziemlich fragwürdig, wie sich nach ein paar weiteren Zügen herausstellen wird. [15...a4 would have retained equal chances. hätte gleiche Chancen bewahrt.] 16.a4! Favourably fixing the black queenside pawns on dark squares. Fixiert günstig die schwarzen Damenflügelbauern auf dunklen Feldern. 16...b4 [16...bxa4 17.Qxa4 also gives Black plenty to worry about. gibt Schwarz ebenfalls viel, worüber er sich sorgen muss.] 17.Be3 Bc7 18.Qb3 Now the queen is active, and soon the knight will be brought to d2 and e4, when all the white minor pieces will be much more active than their black counterparts. Nun steht die Dame aktiv, und bald wird der Springer nach d2 und e4 gebracht werden, wonach alle weißen Leichtfiguren weit aktiver sein werden als ihre schwarzen Gegenüber. 18...h6 It's not so easy to find a more useful move for Black here. Es ist nicht so leicht, hier einen nützlichen Zug für Schwarz zu finden. [18...Qxd3? loses immediately: verliert sofort: 19.Rad1 Qa6 (19...Qe4 20.Nh4 Bxd1 21.Rxd1) 20.g4 Bg6 21.Bf1 and the queen is trapped. und die Dame ist gefangen.;
18...Bxf3 19.Bxf3 Qxd3 is possible, but even here Black has a very unpleasant position after ist möglich, doch selbst hier hat Schwarz eine sehr unangenehme Stellung nach 20.Rad1 Qf5 21.Bg4 Qg6 22.Rd7 Rac8 23.Be2! with the threat of ¦xf7. mit der Drohung ¦xf7.] 19.Qc4 According to a Russian GM, this was the move of a 2nd category (1600) player. Laut einem russischen GM war dies der Zug eines Spielers der 2. Kategorie (1600). [He instead recommended Stattdessen empfahl er 19.Nh4 which looks very attractive, as , was sehr attraktiv aussieht, da 19...Qxd3 (19...Qc8 however, bothered me a little, as after allerdings störte mich ein wenig, denn nach 20.g4 Qd8! 21.Nf5 Bg6 it is not entirely clear what White has achieved ist nicht gänzlich klar, was Weiß erreicht hat.) 20.Rad1 Bxd1 21.Rxd1 Qh7 22.Rd7 Re7 23.Bxc6 wins. gewinnt.] 19...bxc3 20.bxc3 e4 Otherwise, the pressure on the queenside would quickly have become unbearable. Ansonsten wäre der Druck am Damenflügel schnell unerträglich geworden. 21.dxe4 I played this and the next few moves quickly, as I couldn't wait to get to torture him in the endgame. Dies und die nächsten paar Züge spielte ich schnell, denn ich konnte es nicht erwarten, ihn im Endspiel zu quälen. [21.Nd4 would have been even stronger. I would have probably have considered it had I noticed that after wäre sogar noch stärker gewesen. Ich hätte es vermutlich erwogen, wäre mir aufgefallen, dass nach 21...Ne5 22.Qb5 Nxd3 The bishop is actually hanging der Läufer tatsächlich hängt: 23.Qxh5] 21...Bxf3 22.Bxf3 Ne5 23.Qe2 Nxf3+ 24.Qxf3 Qd3 The position has been simplified quite a bit, but I had seen many moves ago that even in the endgame Black is far away from a draw. Die Stellung wurde ziemlich vereinfacht, aber ich hatte viele Züge zuvor gesehen, dass selbst im Endspiel Schwarz von einem Remis weit entfernt ist. 25.Kg2! This is much stronger than Dies ist viel stärker als [25.Rab1 Qxe4 26.Qxe4 Rxe4 27.Rxb7 Be5 when Black is pretty close to a draw, e.g. , wonach Schwarz ziemlich nach am Remis ist, z.B. 28.Bd2 Rxe1+ 29.Bxe1 Rc8 30.Rb5 Bxc3 31.Bxc3 Rxc3] 25...Qxe4 26.Bd4 Qxf3+ [26...Qc6 27.Qxc6 bxc6 28.Rxe8+ Rxe8 29.Rb1 also gives Black a very difficult defence. gibt Schwarz ebenfalls eine sehr schwierige Verteidigung.] 27.Kxf3 b6 28.Rab1 Rac8 29.Re4 g6 [29...h5 seems logical, in order not to be stuck with a weak pawn on a dark square, but then after wirkt logisch, um nicht mit einem schwachen Bauern auf einem dunklen Feld sitzenzubleiben, aber dann nach 30.Rb5 g6 31.g4 hxg4+ 32.hxg4 he might have to deal with a rook penetrating via the h-file at some point. hätte er eventuell damit fertigwerden müssen, dass ein Turm an irgendeiner Stelle über die h-Linie eindringt.;
29...f6 might be the best way to arrange the pawns, but even here, after an eventual g4-h5, Black will have problems on both flanks. ist womöglich der beste Weg, die Bauern aufzustellen, doch selbst hier, nach schließlichem g4-h5, wird Schwarz auf beiden Flanken Probleme haben.] 30.g4! Fixing the pawn on h6. Fixiert den Bauern auf h6. 30...Kf8 31.h4 Rxe4 32.Kxe4 Re8+ 33.Kd3 Re6 34.Be3 Kg7 35.Rb5 Bd8 36.h5 Rd6+ 37.Kc4 Rc6+ [37...f5 was suggested by Caruana as a possible improvement after the game. I was intending to keep the pressure with wurde von Caruana nach der Partie als mögliche Verbesserung vorgeschlagen. Ich hatte vor, den Druck aufrechtzuerhalten mit 38.f3 when Black can exchange a couple of pawns, but is still a long way from a draw - , wonach Schwarz zwar ein paar Bauern tauschen kann, ein Remis aber noch immer in weiter Ferne liegt - 38...fxg4 39.fxg4 gxh5 40.gxh5±] 38.Kd5 Re6 39.Bd4+ Kf8 40.f4 With the pawn coming to f5, I felt pretty sure that I was winning. White just gains more and more ground, and eventually Black cannot hold on to everything. Angesichts des nach f5 kommenden Bauern war ich ziemlich sicher, dass ich gewinne. Weiß erobert einfach mehr und mehr Boden, und am Ende kann Schwarz nicht mehr alles festhalten. 40...Bc7 41.f5 Rd6+ 42.Ke4 Rc6 43.Rb1 Ke8 Allowing a more or less forced win, but the position was lost in any case. Lässt einen mehr oder weniger forcierten Gewinn zu, aber die Stellung war in jedem Fall verloren. [43...g5 closes the kingside, but now the king creates havoc on the queenside, while ¥g7 is always an issue. schließt den Königsflügel, aber jetzt wütet der König am Damenflügel, während ¥g7 immer ein Thema ist. 44.Kd5 Rd6+ 45.Kc4 Ke7 46.Kb5 Kd7 47.Ka6 Rc6 (47...Kc6 48.Bxb6 Rd8 49.Rb5 Ra8+ 50.Ba7+-) 48.Kb7 Rc4 49.Bg7! Bd6 (49...Rxg4 50.Rd1+ Bd6 51.Be5) 50.Bxh6 Rxg4 51.Bg7 Rh4 52.Rd1 Ke7 53.Kc6! Rc4+ 54.Kxb6 Rxa4 55.Rh1 and the h-pawn will cost Black a rook. und der h-Bauer wird Schwarz einen Turm kosten.;
43...gxh5 44.gxh5 Rc4 45.Ra1 Rc6 46.Rg1 Rd6 (46...Rc4 allows White to finish in style: erlaut Weiß, stilvoll zu vollenden: 47.Kd5 Rxa4 48.Rg4! Ra1 49.Kc6 Bh2 50.Bg7+ Ke8 51.Re4+ Kd8 52.Bf6+ and mate next and mate next) 47.Be5! (47.Rg7?? Rxd4+) 47...Rc6 48.Bg7+ Ke7 49.Bd4 Kf8 50.Rg7 and the rook penetrates with decisive effect. und der Turm dringt mit entscheidender Wirkung ein.] 44.hxg6! Reducing the number of pawns, but I had seen a more or less forced win. Reduziert die Anzahl der Bauern, doch ich hatte einen mehr oder weniger forcierten Gewinn gesehen. 44...fxg6 45.Rh1 Kf7?! [45...gxf5+ 46.gxf5 Bd8 was certainly the most tenacious defence, and the line I had spent the most time calculating: war sicherlich die zäheste Verteidigung und das Abspiel, für das ich die meiste Bedenkzeit aufgewandt hatte: (46...Rc4 47.Kd5 Rxa4 48.Rxh6 wins easily, despite the limited material gewinnt leicht trotz des begrenzten Materials.) 47.f6! Bxf6 48.Rxh6 Rxc3! Other moves lose rather trivially Andere Züge verlieren ziemlich trivial. 49.Bxf6 (49.Bxc3?? Bxc3 50.Rxb6 is a tablebase draw! ist ein Tablebase-Remis!) 49...Ra3 (49...Rc4+ 50.Kd5 Rxa4 51.Ke6 Re4+ 52.Be5) 50.Rh7! (50.Kd5 Kf7=) 50...Rxa4+ 51.Kd5 Ra2 52.Ke6 Re2+ 53.Be5 Rf2 54.Rb7 Rd2 55.Rxb6 and the tablebase shows a win in 23 moves. In fact, the win is quite simple as soon as White captures the pawn, as was shown many times, for instance in the recent game Grischuk-Kamsky from the Olympiad. und die Tablebase zeigt einen Sieg in 23 Zügen. Tatsächlich ist der Gewinn ziemlich einfach, sobald Weiß den Bauern schlägt, wie viele Male gezeigt wurde, zum Beispiel in der kürzlich gespielten Partie Grischuk-Kamsky bei der Olympiade.] 46.Kd5 Rd6+ 47.Kc4 Caruana spent a lot of time on this move and the next, but in vain. Caruana verbrauchte eine Menge Zeit für diesen Zug und den nächsten, aber vergeblich. 47...gxf5 [47...g5 48.Kb5 holds out longer, but the winning plan is quite clear even here hält länger, aber der Gewinnplan ist selbst hier recht klar: 48...Bd8 49.Ka6 Rc6 50.Rh3! (50.Kb7 Rc7+ is less accurate ist weniger genau.) 50...Rd6 (50...Kg8 51.f6!) 51.Kb7 Ke8 52.Rh1 Kf7 53.Kc8 with total zugzwang. Check for yourselves! mit totalem Zugzwang. Überprüft es selbst!] 48.gxf5 Bd8 49.f6 I played this immediately, as I had double and triple-checked the lines so many times already while he was thinking. Ich zog dies sofort, da ich die Abspiele bereits so oft doppelt und dreifach gecheckt hatte, während er nachdachte. 49...Bxf6 [49...Kg6 50.Rg1+ Kf7 51.Rg7+ Ke8 52.Rg6 Kf7 53.Rxh6 and there is nothing Black can do. und es gibt nichts, was Schwarz tun kann. ] 50.Rxh6 Be7 [50...Ke7 51.Bxf6+ Rxf6 52.Rxf6 Kxf6 53.Kb5] 51.Rxd6 Bxd6 52.Kb5 Ke6 53.Bxb6 Kd7 54.c4 Kc8 55.Bxa5 It only remains for White not to let Black sac the bishop for the c-pawn. I (and a suspect quite a lot of other people) knew the winning method from the famous game Fischer-Keres, Zurich 59. Nun muss Weiß nur noch aufpassen, dass Schwarz nicht seinen Läufer für den c-Bauern opfert. Die Gewinnmethode kannte ich (wie vermutlich viele andere auch) aus der berühmten Partie Fischer-Keres, Zürich 59. 55...Kb7 56.Bb4 Bf4 57.c5 Ka7 58.c6 Kb8 59.a5 Ka7 60.a6 Ka8 61.Bc5 Bb8 62.Kc4 Bc7 63.Kd5 Bd8 64.Ke6 Bc7 65.Kd7 Ba5 66.Be7 Black resigned, as ¥d8 followed by c7 is coming up. Schwarz gab auf, denn es steht ¥d8 nebst c7 ins Haus. 1-0.
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