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Kasparov, Garry - Shirov, Alexei, Linares 19th (7), Linares - B31 [2002-03-02] ½-½
Annotator: Oratovsky,M
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.O-O Bg7 5.c3 Nf6 6.Re1 O-O 7.d4 (7.h3 e5 (7...d5 8.e5 Ne4 9.d3 [%csl Re4] ) 8.Bxc6 dxc6 9.Nxe5 Re8 10.d4 (10.f4 Nh5 11.d4 Qh4 [%csl Re1,Rf4] ) cxd4 11.cxd4 Nxe4 12.Rxe4 Rxe5) cxd4 (7...d5 8.e5 Ne4 9.Bxc6 bxc6 10.Nbd2 Nxd2 11.Nxd2 [%csl Gc5][%cal Gd2b3] cxd4 12.cxd4 f6 13.exf6 Bxf6 14.Nb3 1/2-1/2 Movsesian,S-Rogozenko,D/Koszalin 1998/CBM 65 ext (34) ) 8.cxd4 d5 9.e5 Ne4 10.Nc3 (10.Bxc6 bxc6 11.Nbd2 novadays is more popular plan ) Bf5 (10...Nxc3 11.bxc3 Bf5 12.Bxc6 bxc6 13.Ba3 a5 14.Nh4 Be6 15.Rb1 Qc7 16.h3 Rfb8 17.f4 1-0 Hracek,Z-McShane,L/Germany 1999/GER-chT (36) ) 11.Nh4 (11.Qb3 Nxc3 12.bxc3 Na5 13.Qb4 Qc7 14.Bg5 a6 15.Ba4 Rfc8 16.Qxe7 Qxe7 17.Bxe7 Rxc3 18.Bb4 Rc4 19.a3 Bf8 [%csl Rd4][%cal Gb7b5] 0-1 Westerinen, H-Golod,V/Hoogeveen 1998/EXT 99 (41) ) Be6 12.Bxc6 bxc6 13.Na4 black has full compensation for sacrificed pawn after (13.Nxe4 dxe4 14.Rxe4 Bd5 15.Re1 a5 [%csl Gd5] ) g5 14.Nf3 more promising for white was sharp (14.f3 gxh4 15.fxe4 dxe4 16.Rxe4 (16.Nc5) Bf5 17.Rxh4 Bxe5 18.Bh6 Bg7 19.Bxg7 Kxg7 20.Qd2 [%csl Gc5,Rg7][%cal Ga1e1,Ga4c5] with very comfortable play ) f6 [%csl Ge4] 15.Be3 other possibility was (15.exf6 exf6 (15...Bxf6 16.Nxg5 Bxg5 17.Rxe4 dxe4 18.Bxg5) 16.Nd2 f5 (16...Bf5 17.Nb3 [%csl Gc5][%cal Gf2f3] ) 17.Nb3 [%cal Gf2f3, Ga4c5] ) g4 16.Nd2 fxe5 17.Nxe4 dxe4 18.Nc5 Bf5 19.dxe5 Qxd1 (19...Bxe5 20.Qc2 Qd6 21.g3 [%csl Re4,Rf5,Rg4] difficult for evaluation position:there is no any good pawn in blacks pawn structure and weakness of the light squares near white king is not easy to use because of "well" placed pawns e4 and g4,but black's position is still full of life ) 20.Raxd1 Bxe5 21.Nd7 Bxd7 22.Rxd7 Bxb2 23.Rxe7 of course not (23.Bxa7 Rxa7 24.Rxa7 Bd4 [%csl Rf2] ) Rfe8 24.Rc7 Rec8 25.Re7 Re8 26.Rc7