[Event "Goldmoney Asian Rapid | Knockout"] [Site "chess24.com"] [Date "2021.06.29"] [Round "2.1"] [White "Erigaisi Arjun"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E52"] [WhiteElo "2567"] [BlackElo "2781"] [Annotator "Sundararajan Kidambi"] [PlyCount "85"] [EventDate "2021.??.??"] [EventType "rapid"] [WhiteTeam "India"] [BlackTeam "Armenia"] [WhiteTeamCountry "IND"] [BlackTeamCountry "ARM"] {[%evp 0,85,19,9,42,-10,-16,0,-11,-11,33,27,41,28,39,14,51,30,28,22,35,10,44, -17,-17,-22,-21,-32,-19,-22,-1,-47,-8,-35,-5,0,8,-2,-2,-13,0,-56,-31,-42,-6, -34,-58,-75,-24,0,141,30,28,26,45,-10,41,12,62,-39,-27,-30,22,9,6,-40,-42,-37, 0,-115,-72,-86,-15,-69,-25,-21,160,355,744,744,744,946,946,1008,1008,666,29987, 1613]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. e3 O-O 6. Bd2 b6 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Bd3 Bb7 9. O-O Be7 10. Ne5 c5 11. Ne2 Nc6 12. Nxc6 Bxc6 13. dxc5 bxc5 14. Bc3 Qb6 15. Ng3 g6 16. b4 $5 {With this pawn sacrifice, white manages to secure a fine d4-square for his B and also opens up the c-file which may be used later on. White also gains a few tempis for putting his} cxb4 (16... c4 17. Bc2) 17. Bd4 Qd8 18. Rc1 Bb7 19. Qf3 Qd6 20. h4 $5 {White calmly decides to bring more attacking force into the game.} ({There was a tactical opportunity with} 20. Nf5 $5 gxf5 21. Bc5 Qe5 (21... Qxc5 22. Rxc5 Bxc5 23. Qg3+ Kh8 24. Qc7 $18 {White wins material}) 22. Bxe7 Qxe7 23. Qg3+ Kh8 24. Rc7 Ne4 $1 {This resource allows the game to continue.}) 20... Rfc8 21. h5 a5 22. Bf5 $5 Rxc1 (22... gxf5 23. Nxf5 {Black's Queen cannot both stop the deadly check on g3 and at the same time protect his B on e7.}) 23. Rxc1 Ne8 $6 ({ Perhaps Black could challenge the c-file via 6th rank} 23... Ra6 $5) 24. Qg4 Ng7 $2 {A semmingly natural move, but one that falls into a forking tactic.} ( 24... Nf6 25. hxg6 hxg6 (25... Nxg4 26. gxh7+) 26. Qg5 Nh7 {Not} 27. Qh6 (27. Qg4 Nf6 {It looks like White has sufficent compensation for his pawn, but not more.}) 27... Bf8 $1) 25. Bxg6 $2 (25. Bxg7 Kxg7 26. Bxg6 $1 $18 {[%CAl Yg3f5] and Black's position collapses.}) 25... fxg6 (25... hxg6 26. Bxg7) 26. Bxg7 Rc8 $1 {Black is not forced to recapture the B on g7 being the point here in this order of moves.} 27. Rd1 {Game goes on and White perseveres his way to a victory.Mind you this is a rapid game and both players were very short of time around this point. Since Black has to play with a weakened kingside, practically he has more to worry about than white.} Rc2 28. Ba1 {[%CAl Yg4d4]} Rc4 29. Qe2 Qc6 30. Bd4 Bf6 31. hxg6 hxg6 32. Kh2 Bxd4 33. exd4 Rc2 34. Qf3 Qe6 35. Qf4 {[%CAl Yf4b8]} Kg7 36. Rd3 $1 {Impressively White ammases his forces in the direction of Black's King and crowns his game with some fine tactical shots.} Qf6 (36... Bc8 $1 {may still be good enough to defend.But at this moment Black was down to his last seconds.}) 37. Qg4 Qxf2 38. Nh5+ Kh6 39. Nf4 Rc6 40. Rh3+ Kg7 41. Qd7+ Kf6 42. Rf3 Qxd4 (42... Qh4+ 43. Nh3+ {is a beautiful entrapment of opponent's monarch.}) 43. Ne2+ 1-0 [Event "Olympiad-04"] [Site "Prague"] [Date "1931.07.17"] [Round "9"] [White "Stahlberg, Gideon"] [Black "Sultan Khan, Mir"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E32"] [Annotator "Sundararajan Kidambi"] [PlyCount "68"] [EventDate "1931.07.12"] [EventType "team-tourn"] [EventRounds "19"] [EventCountry "CZE"] [SourceTitle "EXT 2000"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1999.11.18"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "1999.11.18"] [SourceQuality "1"] [WhiteTeam "Sweden"] [BlackTeam "Great Britain"] [WhiteTeamCountry "SWE"] [BlackTeamCountry "ENG"] {[%evp 0,68,21,26,18,-16,-22,0,-7,-29,39,33,46,67,70,69,79,81,110,94,141,149, 161,163,162,147,147,123,128,111,120,120,171,142,152,146,159,162,161,164,155, 180,185,171,172,219,194,187,188,180,180,180,162,171,181,134,134,100,101,91,90, 83,118,104,112,114,160,82,76,76,149]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 b6 5. e4 Nc6 6. e5 Ng8 7. Nf3 Bb7 8. Bd3 Nce7 9. Be3 {The opening has gone horribly wrong for Sultan Khan, he has lost several tempis.The knights dont have good squares and he is bound to lose his pair of Bishops in an open position to White's a3.} b5 $1 {[%mdl 2560] When faced with adversity Sultan comes up with a brilliant solution which highlights his exquisite feel for the position.He needs the d5-square for his N on e7 which would inturn allow his N on g8 to develop at e7. His dark square Bishop gets a square on a5. In short a pawn seems to less a price to pay for the activity of a lot of his minor pieces. A wonderful defensive sacrifice.} 10. cxb5 Nd5 11. O-O Nge7 12. a3 Ba5 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bxe7 Nxe7 15. Be4 c6 $1 {Wow Black saves the Bishop pair even at the cost of an ugly looking pawn move.} 16. bxc6 dxc6 $5 {All these moves look ugly and indeed White has a big advantage.But in a practical game a strong player such as Stahlberg faltered at the resistance offered by the unorthodox play of the original master!} 17. Na4 O-O 18. Nc5 Rb8 19. b4 Bb6 20. Nxb7 Rxb7 21. b5 Rc7 22. bxc6 Qc8 23. Rfc1 f5 24. exf6 gxf6 25. Qd2 f5 26. Bd3 Kh7 27. Bb5 Nxc6 28. d5 exd5 29. Qxd5 Rd8 30. Qa2 Nd4 31. Rxc7+ Qxc7 32. Nxd4 Rxd4 33. Rf1 Kg7 34. Qe6 Qc5 1/2-1/2 [Event "EU-chT (Men) 21st"] [Site "Heraklion"] [Date "2017.10.31"] [Round "4.3"] [White "Sargissian, Gabriel"] [Black "Bok, Benjamin"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A17"] [WhiteElo "2657"] [BlackElo "2611"] [Annotator "Sundararajan Kidambi"] [PlyCount "57"] [EventDate "2017.10.28"] [EventType "team-swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GRE"] [SourceTitle "CBM 182"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2018.01.17"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.01.17"] [SourceQuality "1"] [WhiteTeam "Armenia"] [BlackTeam "Netherlands"] [WhiteTeamCountry "ARM"] [BlackTeamCountry "NED"] 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e3 e6 6. Nxd5 exd5 7. b4 $5 { White gambits his queen knight pawn to get a firm control of the central d4 square.In the process White also opens the c-file which can be used by his major pieces.To boot this with a slight lead in development gives qualitative compensation to this real sacrifice.} cxb4 (7... c4 {is another option which top players started to favour as Black later on.}) 8. Bb2 {after this Black cannot develop his f8-B freely as he has to attend to the g7-pawn. White keeps piling up on better development.} Nc6 9. Rc1 a6 10. Nd4 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 Bf5 { To stop White's Bd3.} 12. Be2 Qd7 (12... Rc8 $5 13. Rxc8 Qxc8 14. g4 $5 Be6 { is maybe a little too creative from White's viewpoint, but it is not easy to see how Black develops.And a future f7-f6 would run into a pawn lever with g4-g5. The position remains quite complex!}) 13. Qb3 Be6 14. O-O f6 15. Bh5+ Bf7 16. Bxf7+ Kxf7 $6 {If Black has to forgo his castling his position looks more suspect.} (16... Qxf7 17. a3 $5 (17. Bb6 $5) (17. Rfe1 $5) 17... bxa3 18. Qb6 {seems like an idea}) 17. Bb6 Be7 18. Rc7 Qd6 19. Rfc1 Rhe8 (19... Qxb6 20. Qxd5+) 20. Ba5 $18 {White regains material with interest and soon wins the game.} Kg8 21. Rxb7 Rac8 22. Rxc8 Rxc8 23. g3 Rc4 24. d3 Rc3 25. Qa4 Bf8 26. Bxb4 Rc1+ 27. Kg2 Qd8 28. Bxf8 Qxf8 29. Qxa6 1-0