[Event "Tata Steel Chess Masters 2023"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2023.01.19"] [Round "5"] [White "Maghsoodloo, Parham"] [Black "Van Foreest, Jorden"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D20"] [WhiteElo "2719"] [BlackElo "2681"] [Annotator "3700"] [PlyCount "89"] [EventDate "2023.??.??"] [TimeControl "6000+30"] {[%evp 0,89,30,19,25,-14,26,-1,-1,-1,33,24,44,48,40,35,44,49,97,6,97,99,191,90, 90,45,45,82,107,99,95,70,70,70,89,63,55,54,54,56,55,30,90,22,26,32,33,-65,78, 75,75,123,123,123,123,123,123,123,123,95,124,121,144,148,161,168,168,143,187, 181,207,210,210,210,200,187,205,227,199,227,227,238,245,263,322,319,325,325, 323,335,347,347]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 e5 4. Nf3 Bb4+ 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Nxe5 b5 7. f3 O-O 8. a3 Ba5 9. a4 c5 {Van foreest again throws an undefended pawn at White's center.} 10. dxc5 Qe8 {\"Running from the queen trade like a fire. \" -Naroditsky} 11. axb5 {Maghsoodloo counters with sacrificial play of his own, ignoring Black's threat on his e5-knight.} Bxc3+ 12. bxc3 Qxe5 13. Qd4 Qc7 ({White's advanced protected passers are too powerful in the endgame:} 13... Qxd4 14. cxd4 Be6 15. c6 Rc8 16. Bg5) 14. c6 {Boxing in the b8-knight.} Be6 15. Be2 Nxc6 16. bxc6 Rfd8 17. Qf2 a5 18. Be3 Qxc6 19. O-O a4 20. Bd4 Ne8 21. f4 { Just as the game seems to have calmed down, Maghsoodloo infuses fresh aggression into the position, not worried about his undefended center pawn on e4.} Qxe4 22. f5 Bd5 23. Rae1 a3 {Maghsoodloo aims virtually every piece at his opponent's kingside while Van Foreest inches his outside passed a-pawn up the board.} 24. Bh5 a2 {The black queen, despite her centralized positon, has no where to go.} (24... Qd3 25. Re3) 25. Rxe4 Bxe4 26. Ra1 Rdb8 {Who's attacking who $6} 27. Bb6 Ra6 28. Rxa2 Raxb6 29. h3 Nf6 30. Be2 {With the smoke cleared, the game has calmed down to a comfortable material edge for White. Though Van Foreest tries to create counterplay with is rooks and minor pieces, the queen is too powerful.} Rb5 31. Bxc4 Rxf5 32. Qa7 Rf8 33. Rb2 h5 34. Rb8 Rxb8 35. Qxb8+ Kh7 36. Bxf7 Rg5 37. g3 Ra5 38. Be6 Ra1+ 39. Kf2 Bg6 40. g4 Rb1 41. Qe5 Ne4+ 42. Kg2 Rb2+ 43. Kf3 h4 44. Bd5 Nf6 45. Qg5 1-0 [Event "Tata Steel Chess Masters 2023"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2023.01.19"] [Round "5"] [White "Erigaisi, Arjun"] [Black "Ding, Liren"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C54"] [WhiteElo "2722"] [BlackElo "2811"] [Annotator "3700"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2023.??.??"] [TimeControl "6000+30"] {[%evp 0,74,19,13,39,39,25,-6,26,38,-12,-2,13,19,28,-16,-21,-22,-14,-13,-14, -31,-9,-14,15,7,19,-28,-26,-50,-6,-44,-44,-52,-20,-62,69,31,4,0,-5,62,62,62,62, 62,62,24,24,29,49,37,28,31,36,-10,7,30,20,0,0,0,0,0,-164,-143,-139,-139,-137, -145,-135,-156,-156,-150,-150,-150,-151]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 g5 {Opening up his king to escape the g5-d8 pin.} 9. Bg3 a5 10. Re1 Ba7 11. Nbd2 Nh7 12. d4 g4 {Ding continues his advances on the kingside.} 13. Nh4 exd4 14. Rb1 {Stunningly, Erisgaisi was still in his preparation at this point with more time left on this clock than when he started.} Ne5 15. Bb3 dxc3 16. bxc3 h5 17. Nf5 Ng6 18. h3 a4 19. Bc4 d5 {Despite White's considerable pressure against the black king, Ding strikes in the center.} 20. Bxd5 Bxf5 21. exf5 Qxd5 22. fxg6 fxg6 23. hxg4 Nf6 {Ding continues to focus on activating his pieces.} 24. Qc2 Qf7 25. Rxb7 Nxg4 { All of Ding's previous moves lead to a unified goal of pressing heavily against the pinned f2-pawn.} 26. Nf3 (26. Ne4 {was a more active way to defend the f-pawn.}) 26... Bb6 27. c4 Ra5 $1 {[%c_effect a5;square;a5;type;GreatFind; persistent;true] Ding activates his last inactive piece to join his attack on the kingside $1} 28. Rb1 Qf6 29. Bxc7 {Erigaisi fearlessly lets his f2-pawn fall. \"Arjun is living on the edge.\" -Houska} Bxf2+ 30. Kh1 Rf5 31. Qe4 Rxf3 32. Qd5+ $1 {[%c_effect d5;square;d5;type;GreatFind;persistent;true] The only move.} Rf7 ({The reason Qd5+ was so important is this variation:} 32... Kh8 33. Qxf3 Qh4+ 34. Qh3 Be1 35. Be5+ Nxe5 36. Rb8 {and White has held off all of Black's mating threats. However, Ding could still press his edge in the ending with} Kg7 37. Qxh4 Bxh4 38. R1b7+ Rf7 39. Rxf7+ Kxf7 {with two minor pieces vs. a rook.}) 33. Bd8 $1 {[%c_effect d8;square;d8;type;GreatFind;persistent;true] The bishop guard the h4-square from Black's side of the board $1} Qf4 34. Bc7 $1 {[%c_effect c7;square;c7;type;GreatFind;persistent;true] Again the bishop defends the white king from the opposing side.} Qf6 35. Bd8 Qf4 36. Bc7 Qf6 37. Bd8 Rf5 1/2-1/2 [Event "Tata Steel Chess Masters 2023"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2023.01.19"] [Round "5"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2766"] [BlackElo "2760"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2023.??.??"] [TimeControl "6000+30"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 {Caruana breaks out the Scotch Game, risky and rare at the top levels.} exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. c4 Ba6 9. b3 g6 10. Ba3 Nb4 ({An unusual simplifying combination is possible here: } 10... Qxa3 11. Nxa3 Bb4+ 12. Qd2 Bxd2+ 13. Kxd2) 11. Bb2 Bg7 12. a3 Nd5 13. Nd2 O-O 14. O-O-O {Caruana has thrown the game into double-edged waters with his preparation. Soon he will rush his h-pawn down the board to open up So's kingside.} Rfe8 15. Re1 Nb6 16. h4 d5 17. h5 dxc4 18. hxg6 hxg6 19. Qf3 { ignoring the pawn capture on c4 and preparing his queen to join his king attack.} Rab8 20. Re4 {The other rook also eyes the open h-file.} Bc8 $5 { [%c_effect c8;square;c8;type;Interesting;persistent;true] The bishop re-routes to disrupt White's kingside buildup.} 21. Nxc4 Bf5 22. Reh4 Nxc4 23. Bxc4 Qg5+ {So forces the queens off the board, changing the tone of the game to a more strategic one.} 24. Qe3 Qxe3+ 25. fxe3 {This ending is defined by each side having their own pair of doubled isolated pawns.} Be6 26. Bxe6 Rxe6 27. Kc2 Rb5 28. Bd4 a6 29. b4 Rd5 30. g4 Kf8 31. Bc5+ Kg8 32. Bd4 Kf8 33. Bc5+ Ke8 { So declines a repetition draw.} 34. Rh7 Bxe5 35. e4 Rd8 36. Rf1 Rd7 37. g5 Bd6 38. Bd4 Be5 {Despite So's extra pawn, White has more space and activity, and the game is balanced.} 39. Bc5 Bd6 40. Bd4 Be5 41. Bc5 Bd6 1/2-1/2
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