Making Use of the Colour

Kryvoruchko,Yuriy (2612) - Smirin,Ilia (2630) [B43]
9th European Individual Ch (m) round 10 Plovdiv BUL (10.7), 01.05.2008
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Bd3 Bc5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.0–0 Nf6 9.f4 d6

10.e5 dxe5 11.fxe5 Qxe5 This is a very rare line. There are only 4 games in my Megabase, and so far White did not win any. But I had the impression that Smirin did not feel quite comfortable. 12.Bf4 Qh5 13.Be2 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Ne4 e5 [15...0–0? 16.Nxf6+ Bxf6 17.Bg4] 16.Nd6+!N From now on Black will play all the best moves by the engine, but will not survive... [16.Ng5 Qd7 17.Bxe5 Nc6 18.Bc3 h6 19.Nf3 0–0 20.Qxd7 Bxd7 21.Ne5 Nxe5 22.Bxe5 Bc6 23.Bf3 Rac8 24.Bxc6 Rxc6 25.c3 Nd7 26.Bd4 Re6 27.Rae1 Re8 28.Kf2 Bd6 29.Rxe6 Rxe6 30.Re1 Rxe1 31.Kxe1 f5 32.Ke2 Kf7 33.Na5 b6 34.Nc4 Bc7 35.a4 g5 36.Kf3 g4+ 37.Kf2 h5 38.Ne3 Ke6 39.Nc4 h4 40.gxh4 Kd5 41.Ne3+ Ke4 42.Nf1 f4 43.h5 Kf5 44.h6 Kg6 45.Bg7 Nc5 46.Ke2 Nxa4 47.c4 Nc5 48.Nd2 f3+ 49.Ke3 Bxh2 50.Nf1 Bd6 51.Nd2 a5 52.Bd4 Kxh6 53.Bxc5 Bxc5+ 54.Kf4 Kh5 55.Ne4 Kh4 0–1 Vouldis,A (2230)-Dizdarevic,E (2505)/Manila 1992/TD] 16...Bxd6 After: [16...Kf8 a sample line goes: 17.Bxe5 Nc6 18.Bxf6 Bxf6 19.Nc5 Bd4+ 20.Kh1 Bxc5 21.Qd5 Be6 22.Rxf7+ Kg8 23.Rxg7+ Kxg7 24.Qg5+ Kf8 25.Bg4 Bxd6 26.Qf6+ Kg8 27.Qxe6+] 17.Qxd6

17...Nbd7 If Black accepts the piece White will have a choise or toforce draw with: [17...exf4 18.Rad1 Or to keep on playing, liquidating into a better endgame after: (18.Rae1 Be6 19.Rxf4 Nc6 20.Bc4 Rd8 21.Bxe6 Rxd6 22.Bxh3+ Kd8 23.Nc5 and White is pressing in the endgame) 18...Nc6 19.Bf3 Be6 20.Bxc6+ bxc6 21.Qxc6+ Ke7 22.Qd6+=] 18.Rfe1! [18.Bxe5 is what Smirin is aiming for. After: 18...Nxe5 19.Qxe5+ Qe6 20.Qc5 b6 21.Qd4 0–0 he manages to evaquate his king, and the position is approximately equal.] 18...Ne4 [18...Qe6? 19.Bxe5 Nxe5 20.Bb5+ axb5 21.Rxe5+-] 19.Qb4 f5 20.Bf3 exf4 21.Bxe4 fxe4 22.Rxe4+

22...Kd8 Black can neither survive the attack after: [22...Kf7 23.Re7+ Kg6 24.Qe4+ Kh5 25.Rxg7 Kh6 26.Qe7+-] 23.Rd1 Qh6 24.Rd6 Qb6 mate is threatening, and Black had enough. 1–0

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