[Event "GotM #35"] [Site "Sochi"] [Date "1969.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Katalymov, Boris N"] [Black "Kaminsky, Oleg M"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C56"] [Annotator "Connaughton, Ken"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "1969.??.??"] [EventCountry "RUS"] {[%evp 0,73,21,28,28,28,42,-21,15,-47,-26,-70,-48,-47,-32,-35,-13,-52,8,-40, -15,-39,-18,-44,-9,-37,-31,-82,-38,-38,-75,-109,-84,-160,-135,-147,-109,-174, -132,-150,-171,-171,-41,-41,-64,-64,40,32,-57,-118,-95,-130,-141,-138,-138, -148,0,4,70,180,189,513,513,654,657,657,657,679,657,657,657,381,417,397,397, 367]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 {King's Knight Opening} Nc6 3. Bc4 {Italian Game} Nf6 { Two Knights Defense} 4. d4 {White opts for the most energetic continuation.} ( 4. d3) (4. Nc3) (4. Qe2) 4... exd4 5. e5 {Again White pushes the issue.} (5. O-O) (5. Nxd4) 5... d5 {[#]} (5... Ng4) 6. Bb5 (6. exd6 Qxd6) (6. exf6 dxc4) 6... Nd7 7. O-O Be7 8. Re1 O-O 9. Bf4 {White shores up his e-pawn which will have a remarkable future in the game.} (9. Nbd2) (9. Bxc6) 9... Ndb8 10. c3 dxc3 {[%csl Gd5] [#] This move does indeed allow White to develop his Knight but Black creates a passed pawn with this exchange.} 11. Nxc3 {White has a lead in development with the Black King's Knight now sitting in his brother's home square, the first player also has a spatial advantage granting his pieces considerable mobility.} d4 12. Ne4 Bf5 13. Bd3 Bg6 14. Rc1 Nb4 15. Bb1 c5 { [%csl Gc5,Gd4] [#] Black is hoping that his c and d-pawns will give him counterplay and tie down some of White's resources.} 16. h4 Nd5 17. Bh2 Nd7 18. Nfg5 h6 19. h5 {[#] White sets in train an exchange sequence that would seem to help Black but he sees that the resulting position holds new assets for him. } Bxh5 20. Qxh5 Bxg5 21. Nxg5 Qxg5 22. Qf3 N7b6 23. Rxc5 {Black's passed pawn now looks much more frail.} Rfc8 24. b4 (24. Rxd5 $4 Rc1 25. Qe4 Nxd5 26. Rf1 Rxf1+ 27. Kxf1 Qc1+ 28. Ke2 Qxb2+ 29. Kf3 g6 30. Bd3 Qa3 31. e6 f5 32. Qxd5 Qxd3+ 33. Kf4 Re8 34. a4 $19) 24... Nxb4 25. e6 $3 {[#] And the reasoning for the simplifying becomes clear. White will sacrifice his Rook for a monster passed pawn and a powerful attack.} (25. Rxc8+) (25. Bf4) 25... Qxc5 26. Qxf7+ Kh8 27. e7 {[%csl Gb1,Ge1,Gf7,Gh2][%CAl Gh2e5,Gb1h7,Ge1e7,Gf7f8,Ge7e8] White's remaining pieces are brilliantly placed to threaten both promotion and a Kingside attack and Black will find it difficult to parry both dangers.} d3 { Cutting off the light square Bishop' s view of h7, opening up the Black Queen's gaze on f2 and reminding White that there are two passers on the board. } 28. Be5 {[%CAl Rf7g7] White embarks on the final assault and Black's subsequent responses will be absolutely forced.} Rg8 29. Qg6 {[%CAl Rg6h6] The forcing sequence continues...} Qc6 30. Bxg7+ $1 {[#] Another clever sacrifice finally compromises Black's back rank fatally.} Rxg7 31. e8=Q+ {And there it is.} Rxe8 32. Rxe8+ Qxe8 33. Qxe8+ Rg8 34. Qe5+ Rg7 35. Qf4 N6d5 36. Qf8+ Kh7 37. a3 {[%CAl Rb1d3,Rb1h7] [#] Black resigns, with the fall of his passed pawn go any chances for him in this game. The Queen and Bishop will co-ordinate to pick off and defeat Black's remaining forces.} 1-0
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