Eti with a flying start in Belgium

After a week of serious preparation Antoaneta Stefanova started her participation at the very strong round-robin tournament in Belgium more than convincingly, by beating the legendary Jan Timman with the black pieces:
Timman,J - Stefanova,A
InventiChess Antwerpen, 18.09.2009
[Dejan ,Bojkov]

In the diagrammed position Ety did not hesitate too much before sacrificing the knight. 1...Nxg4! this destroys the shelter of the white king, and nets at least a pawn for Black. 2.Qe1 The most stubborn defence probably is: [2.Qg3 Nh6 3.Bxc7 Qxg3 4.Bxg3 f5-/+ although even here the difference in the bishops makes the diffrence in Black's favour.; Accepting the sacrifice leads to devastating attack- 2.fxg4

2...Rxd2! clearing the long diagonal. 3.Qxd2 Qxe4+ 4.Kg1 Re8! subtle move that involves the last piece into the assault. 5.Be3 Qh1+ 6.Kf2 Qxh2+ before including a pawn into the attack, Black clears all the pawns on the king's flank. 7.Ke1 Qh3 8.Ke2 Qxg4+ 9.Ke1 Qh3 10.Ke2 Qg2+ 11.Ke1 Qg5 (11...Qg3+ 12.Ke2 f5 is also winning attack) 12.Ke2 (12.Rf4 Qxf4 13.Qd8+ Rxd8 14.Rxd8+ Kxd8 15.Bxf4–+ is four pawns deficit for the white side.) 12...f5

and there is no defense against the f5-f4 thrust. As usual the opposite-coloured bishops strenghten the attack.13.Qd8+ the best deffense according to Rybka- 13...Qxd8 14.Rxd8+ Rxd8 15.Rxf5 Rd7 and Black starts realizing her material advantage.] 2...Nf6 3.Rg1 Qh5 Black kept her positional advantages, and is a solid pawn ahead. With energetical play Eti destroys Timman's defense. 4.Qg3 Ne8 5.Rde1 h6 [5...f5 6.Qg5 Qxg5 7.Bxg5 Rd3 is also great for Black] 6.a3 g5 7.Be5 Rf8 8.Bc3 Rd3 9.Rgf1

9...f5! 10.exf5 Rxf5 11.Kg1 Nd6 12.Re5 Rxe5 13.Qxe5 Bxf3 14.Qe6+ Kb8 15.Rf2 Bc6 16.Be5 Qd1+ 17.Nf1 Kb7 and White resigned. 0–1

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