[Event "GotM #41"] [Site "Brussels"] [Date "1991.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Ivanchuk, Vassily"] [Black "Jussupow, Artur"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E67"] [WhiteElo "2735"] [BlackElo "2625"] [Annotator "Connaughton, Ken"] [PlyCount "78"] [EventDate "1991.??.??"] [EventCountry "BEL"] {[%evp 0,78,26,-31,-1,-74,5,-26,48,55,51,73,73,56,77,58,32,1,30,9,40,8,28,-21, 78,78,78,27,55,-1,-6,-7,-7,-27,-6,-29,118,36,66,66,66,73,158,142,208,166,205, 166,457,457,616,340,340,340,458,458,769,629,1211,1111,1111,175,175,0,0,0,0,0, 241,0,0,0,193,-180,-232,-357,-374,-391,-384,-29997,-29998]} 1. c4 {English Opening} e5 {Reversed Sicilian} 2. g3 d6 3. Bg2 g6 {Black going with a King's Indian Defense, this game will go along the lines of the Fianchetto Variation} 4. d4 {[#] Taking on a d4-like set-up} Nd7 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Nf3 Ngf6 7. O-O O-O 8. Qc2 Re8 9. Rd1 c6 10. b3 Qe7 {[#] As we move into the middlegame both players are maneuvering behind their pawn shells. They both hope to assume control when the game inevitably opens up and explodes into life.} 11. Ba3 e4 12. Ng5 e3 {A nice idea from Black, this pawn will prove surprisingly difficult to dislodge and White's camp will be greatly cramped as a result. In fact it will be seen that this little pawn will prove to be a central character in the upcoming drama.} 13. f4 (13. fxe3 Qxe3+ 14. Kh1 Qxg5 $19) 13... Nf8 14. b4 Bf5 15. Qb3 h6 16. Nf3 Ng4 17. b5 g5 {White expands on the Queenside while Black attacks on the Kingside.} 18. bxc6 bxc6 19. Ne5 {[%CAl Ra3e7]} gxf4 20. Nxc6 Qg5 {[#] Who's attack is more potent?} 21. Bxd6 Ng6 22. Nd5 {White's minor pieces look powerful but Black is building a dangerous force on the Kingside.} Qh5 23. h4 (23. Nxf4 Qxh2+ 24. Kf1 Nxf4 25. Bxf4 Be4 $19) 23... Nxh4 $1 { [#] Sacrifice to break through the King's fortress} 24. gxh4 Qxh4 25. Nde7+ Kh8 26. Nxf5 {Two pieces are the price for the invasion.} Qh2+ 27. Kf1 {It seems as if the attack is losing momentum, Black will have to bring more attackers into the game.} Re6 {[%CAl Re6g6]} 28. Qb7 Rg6 $3 {[%CAl Rg4f2,Rg6g2,Rh2g2] [#] Now a Rook is sacrificed so that Black's Kingside pieces can renew hostilities against the White King.} 29. Qxa8+ Kh7 30. Qg8+ $1 {The best. White gives back some material to get rid of the dangerous g6-Rook.} Kxg8 31. Nce7+ Kh7 32. Nxg6 fxg6 33. Nxg7 {White is trying to trade off pieces in order to neutralize Black's attacking force.} Nf2 $1 {[%CAl Rf2h3] [#] Not bothering to pick up the Knight, Black presses on with his attack instead.} 34. Bxf4 {These troublesome pawns must go at all costs.} Qxf4 35. Ne6 Qh2 {White has two Rooks and a Bishop for the Queen and has defended valiantly. So he must be favorite to win the game now if Black can't find fresh threats.} 36. Rdb1 Nh3 {[%csl Rf1][%CAl Rh2g1] White is one move from defeat now.} 37. Rb7+ Kg8 38. Rb8+ { [#] The Rook is given up to take the Queen out of the danger zone.} (38. Bxh3 $2 Qf2#) 38... Qxb8 39. Bxh3 Qg3 $1 {[%CAl Rg3f2] [#] White finally resigns as checkmate will not be delayed any further.} 0-1
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