World Chess Federation - FIDE

Friday, 2 April 2010

Two Knights vs Two Rooks !

Anti Sicillian

CW - vs - GJB
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1. e4 - c5
2. Bc4 - d6
3. d3 - Nc6
4. Nf3 - Nf6
5. a3 - g6 (a3 is perhaps too premature
black's knight will not be moving to b4 yet)
6. Nc3 - Bg7
7. 0-0 - 0-0
8. h3 - a6
9. Ne2 - e6
10.Bg5 - Qc7
11.Bxf6 - Bxf6 (Surely White is relinquishing the Bishop's useful pin
without much of a fight? The Knights are onlookers -
chatting away to each other seemingly unaware of hostilities... !)
12.c3 - b5
13.Ba2 - Rb8
14.Rb1 - b4
15.d4 - Qa5
16.d5 - exd5
17.Qxd5 - Be6
18.Qxc6 - Rb6
19.cxb - Bxa2
20.Qxe6 - Bxb1 (White should have taken the Queen with the pawn instead ...
now he is one exchange down)
21.Qxf6 - Qb5 (Luckily Black can aim at one of the Knights to avoid loss of a piece
Admittedly I found this move OTB rather than seeing 'x' no. of moves ahead)
22.Nc3? - (Forking Queen and Rook)

22. ... - Qxf1+ (A simple tactic winning another exchange!)
23.Kxf1 - Rxf6
24.Nxb1 - cxb
25.Ne5 - Rd8 (Black must always be aware of Knight forks ... but tees up a simple Rook check threat)
26.Ke2 - bxa
27.bxa - Rb6
28.Nc3 - Rb3 (Rook fork)
29.Nd5 - Rxa3
30.Nd3 - Kg7 (Black finds a better square for the King)
31.g4 - Ra2+
32.Ke3 - Ra3 (Pin)
33.h4 - a5
34.f4 - f5!
35.g5? - fxe4
36.Kxe4 - Rxd3 (Wins ! - on account of KxR Rxd5+)

White resigns ...

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