Apr 27, 2001

Quarterfinal. First games (Round 1.1)

Milos - Movsesian [B85]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Qc7 5. Nc3 e6 6. Be2 a6 7. O-O Nf6 8. Be3 Be7 9. f4 d6 10. Kh1

White does not try to profit from the early advance of the black queen to c7 with 10. Qe1. They played this way against S. Movsesian more than once already, without any special success. So, in the game Shirov - Movsesian at the super tournament Bosnia 2000 (Sarajevo, 2000) after 10... O-O 11. Qg3 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 b5 13. a3 Bb7 14. Kh1 Bc6 15. Rae1 Qb7 16. Bd3 b4 17. Nd1 bxa3 18. bxa3 Rac8 19. Nf2 (after 19. Ne3 Bxe4 20. Bxf6 Bxf6 21. Ng4 Bxd3 22. Nxf6+ Kh8 23. Rb1 Qe7 24. Qxd3 Qxf6 25. Qxd6 Rfd8 White got a worse position in the game Lautier - Movsesian (Malme, 1999)) 19... Nh5 20. Qf3 g6 21. Ng4 f6 22. f5 White lost despite his fearful attacking position.

10... O-O 11. a4 Bd7

The thirteenth World Champion G. Kasparov prefers usually to introduce a useful move 12... Re8. The move which S. Movsesian made in the game also occurs often at modern tournaments. It’s aim in case of 12. Bf3 is to relieve the position with 12... Nxd4 13.Bxd4 Bc6 or to create a play on the queenside in case of 13. Qxd4 e5 14. Qd2 with 14...b5, but it has also an undeniable shortcoming as White cannot begin at once an active play on the kingside after he made this move.

12. Nb3 b6

Black avoids a4-a5 which would have squeezed him on the queenside.

13. g4 Bc8

The bishop is forced to leave d7 because of the threat to the knight on f6.

14. g5 Nd7 15. f5

An important decision. White agrees that in the future Black can obtain an excellent square e5 for his knight. 15. Bf3 was more fine.

15... Re8

16. Bg4

A hasty 16. f6 which occurred previously in the game A. Groszpeter - Bosboom (Haarlem, 1997) allowed Black to take the initiative after 16... gxf6 17. Bd3 Nce5 18. Qh5 Kh8 19. Bd4 Rg8 20. Bxe5 Nxe5 21. gxf6 Bf8.

16... Bf8 17. Bh3 Nde5 18. Qe2 g6

A good move. Black’s dark-squared bishop can get to g7 now, and at the same time the light-squared bishop puts pressure on the square f5 through the pawn e6.

19. Rf4 Bg7 20. Raf1 Nb4 21. Qf2

It was risky for White to close the play with the move 21. f6, because after 21... Bf8 22. Bg2 Bb7 23. Rh4 d5 his position in the centre might be broken down.

21... Rb8 22. Nd4 Nbc6

23. fxe6

White makes concessions to Black. If he tried to transfer the knight to the kingside with 23. Nde2, then after 23... exf5 24. Nd5 (in case of 24. exf5 there was 24.... Ne7 25. Ng3 gxf5) 24... Qb7 25. Nxb6 (no 25. exf5? because of 25... Ne7) 25... Na7 White’s position in the centre would begin to collapse.

23... fxe6 24. Nxc6 Qxc6 25. Bd4 Rb7 26. Bxe5

White cannot find a plan how to reinforce his position, whereas Black has a clear plan consisting in organising his play with b6-b5.

26... dxe5

Of course there was no 26... Bxe5?? because of 27. Rf8+ Kg7 28. Qf7+ Rxf7 29. R1xf7#.

27. Rf7 Kh8 28. Rf3 b5 29. axb5 axb5 30. Bg2

White refused to stop the advance of the black pawn with 30. b4?! as his position on the queenside would have been weakened considerably in this case.

30... Rc7 31. Qh4 b4 32. Nd1 Ba6

White’s acquisitions on the queenside in case of 32... Qxc2 33. Rh3 Bf8 34. Rhf3 Bc5 allowed him to engage the knight in the attack with 35. Ne3!, creating unpleasant threats to the position of the black king after 35... Qe2 36. Ng4 (if 36. Rf7, then 36...Qxf1+ 37. Rxf1 Bxe3) 36... Bb7 37. Nxe5 Bxe4 38. Re1 Bxf3 39. Rxe2 Bxe2 40. Qf4 Kg8 41. Ng4.

33. R1f2 Rd8 34. Ne3

34... b3!?

Black is not going to be a passive onlooker, he tries to undertake something too.

35. c3

The position after 35. cxb3 Qc1+ 36. Nf1 Qd1 or 36... Rcd7 kept the dynamic balance as well.

35... Bd3 36. Rd2 Rdd7 37. Nd5

Probably there was a more precise way: 37. Rh3!? Bf8 38. Nd5 Qa4 (the game was drawn after 38... Bxe4 39. Qxe4 exd5 40. Rxd5 Rxd5 41. Qxd5 Qxd5 42. Bxd5) 39. Rhxd3 exd5 40. Qg3 with an equality.

37... Bxe4 38. Qxe4 exd5 39. Qb4 Qc5 1/2-1/2 Draw. Of course there was no 39... Rb7?? because of 40. Rf8+. As for the final position, after 40. Qxb3 Black was slightly better but this minimal advantage hardly could have been achieved.

Bareev - Azmaiparashvili [B07]

1. d4 d6 2. e4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e5

Usually Z. Azmaiparashvili prefers 4... g6, thus proceeding to main variations of the Pirc Defence.

4. dxe5 dxe5 5. Qxd8+ Kxd8 6. Bc4 Ke8

After 6... Be6 7. Bxe6 fxe6 Black’s pawn chain was weakened which might become a source of constant cares for him later.

7. Nf3 Bd6 8. Bg5

After 8. Be3 a6 9. a4 Bd7 (a more natural 9... Nbd7 was seen as well) 10. Ng5 Rf8 11. Nd5 Nxd5 12. Bxd5 c6 13. Bb3 h6 14. O-O-O Bc7 15. Nf3 Bg4 16. Bc5 Rg8 17. Bd6 Bxd6 18. Rxd6 Nd7 19. Rhd1 Black still had certain difficulties in the game J. Hodgson - Azmaiparashvili (Wijk aan Zee, 1993).

8... Nbd7 9. O-O-O h6

9... a6 occurred previously. After 10. h3 (also 10. a4 h6 11. Bh4 b6 12. Nd2 c6 13. Ba2 Bc7 14. Nc4 Ke7 15. Ne3 was possible, White having a slightly better play (J. Pribyl - Roesch, Germany, 1992)) 10... b5 11. Bb3 h6 12. Bxf6 Nxf6 13. Rhe1 Bb7 14. Nd5 Nd7 15. Nh4 g6 White performed interesting complications in the game Shtyrenkov - Lorenz (Karl-Marx-Stadt, 1990) with 16. Nxc7+ Bxc7 17. Bxf7+ Kd8 18. Nxg6 Rh7 19. Be6 Ke8 20. Re3.

10. Bh4 Nb6 11. Be2

An alternative continuation 11. Bb3 probably did not suit White because of 11... Bg4.

11... Ke7 12. Bg3 Nbd7 13. Bc4 Nb6 14. Be2 Nbd7 15. Nd2

White wants to get more than a plain repetition of moves.

15... Bb4

16. f4!?

An active play begins. After 16. Nd5+ Nxd5 17. exd5 f5 or 16. Ncb1 Rd8 Black was OK.

16... Bxc3 17. bxc3 Nc5

Black did not choose 17... exf4, because after 18. Bxf4 he was forced to play 18... c6, weakening the square d6 while his pieces were still not fully developed.

18. Bf3

White had another opportunity: the move 18. Bh4!? forced Black either to step back with the knight 18... Ncd7 or to go for complications like 18... g5 19. fxg5 Nfxe4 20. Nxe4 Nxe4 21. g6+ f6 22. Bd3.

18... exf4 19. Bxf4 Be6 20. Bxc7 Rac8 21. Ba5!

White is going to disturb the black king from the diagonal a3-f8. After 21. Bg3 Black had a simple 21... Bxa2, because in case of 22. c4 there was 22... b5! (and no 23. cxb5?? because of 23... Nd3#).

21... Nfd7!

Black dared not return the missing pawn with 21... Bxa2, and most likely he was right. The point was that after 22. Bb4 Be6 (in case of 22... Ke8 23. c4 b5 24. e5 Nfd7 25. Bg4 Black’s pieces suffered cross-fire from White’s bishops) White could have gained a decisive advantage with 23. e5 Ng4 24. Bxb7 Rc7 (24... Nf2 25. Rdf1 Nxh1 was also losing because of 26. Ne4!) 25. Ne4.

22. Nb3 b6 23. Bb4 Kf6 24. Rhf1 Kg6

Black’s king strives to run away from the dangerous area, and White’s extra pawn is of no use as his whole pawn structure is severely damaged.

25. Be2 Ne5

After a careless 25... Nxe4? White could have gained a considerable material advantage with 26. Bd3 f5 27. Bxe4 fxe4 28. Rd6 Rhe8 29. Nd4 Nf8 30. Rxf8.

26. Bxc5

It’s hard to find a useful job for the bishop, so White decides to part with it.

26... bxc5 27. Rd6 Kh7 28. Rfd1 Rc7 29. h3

An important moment. An exchange with 29. Rd8 Rxd8 30. Rxd8 may look anti-positional for White who exchanges his active rook for a passive rook of his opponent, but the strength of White’s king (which is closer to the centre than its black opponent) would have grown in this case. One way or another, but with his next move Black will annihilate any opportunity for such an exchange.

29... Re8 30. Rd8 Ree7 31. R1d6 Bc4!?

A most crafty move.

32. Bd1?!

White evidently felt no trick in Black’s last move, otherwise he would have preferred 32. Bh5!, and only then 32... g6 33. Bd1.

32... f5!

Yes, White missed this insidious blow.

33. exf5

White is forced to lose by an exchange, as in case of 33. Nd2 fxe4 34. Nxc4 Nxc4 Black’s chances were obviously higher.

33... Nf7 34. Bh5 Nxd8 35. Bg6+ Kh8 36. Rxd8+ Bg8 37. Bh5?

Having allowed the blow, White becomes diffident. After 37. c4!? Re3 38. g4 (also 38. Nxc5 Rxc5 39. Bf7 Rxf5 40. Bxg8 with an approximate equality was possible, as well as 38. Bh5 whereafter the best way for Black was 38... Re5!, as after 38... Rg3? 39. Bf3 his position was most dubious) Black maintained the balance with 38... Re5!, because a greedy 38... Rxh3?! might involve him into a trouble after 39. Nxc5 Rxc5 40. Bf7 Rg3 41. Rxg8+ Kh7 42. Ra8 h5 43. Bxh5.

37... Re5 38. Rf8

After 38. Bg6 there was 38... Re3, and if 39. c4 Rg3 40. Nxc5, then 40... Rxg6!.

38... g6!

Now after this move White will encounter real problems, because Black’s king gets out from the confinement.

39. Bxg6 Kg7 40. Rb8 Re3 41. Bh5 Bd5 42. g4

After 42. Rd8 Bxg2 43. Rd6 Bxh3 (if 43... Rxh3?, then White forced a draw with 44. Nxc5! Rxc5 45. f6+ Kh8 46. Rd8+ Kh7 47. Rd7+) 44. f6+ Kh7 45. f7 Rc8 46. Rc6 (if 46. Rf6, then 46... Rf8) 46... Rf8 47. Rxc5 Be6 Black was close to a victory, but probably this was White’s best chance.

42... Rxh3 43. Re8

If 43. Kb2, then Black got a decisive advantage with 43... Be4! 44. Rb5 (44. Re8 Bxf5) 44... Bxf5 45. Nxc5 Bc8.

43... Rxc3 44. Nd2 Rd7 45. Re5 Rh3 46. c4

If 46. Nb3, then after 46... c4 47. Nc5 Black had both a quiet 47... Rd6 and a more active 47... c3 48. f6+ Kh7 49. Re1 Rd6 50. f7 Kg7 51. Rf1 Rf6!, whereafter Black would have lost because of the weakness of the first horizontal.

46... Bxc4 47. Ne4 Bf7 48. f6+

If 48. Nxc5, then 48... Rc7, and in case of 48. Rxc5 Black won with 48... Bxh5 49. gxh5 Rxh5 50. f6+ Kg6.

48... Kf8 49. Bxf7 Kxf7 50. g5

Black won also easily after 50. Nxc5 Rc7 51. Kd2 Kxf6.

50... Rh5!

The final stage of the game Black played most precisely. Of course there was no 50... hxg5?? because of 51. Nxg5+, but the move in the game is evidently better than 50... Rh1+ 51. Kc2 hxg5 52. Rxg5 Ke6.

51. Rxc5 hxg5 52. Kc2 Rh2+ 53. Kc3 Rh3+ 54. Kc4 Rh4 55. Re5 Rxe4+!

As a matter of fact, the victory is already achieved. An extra pawn in the rook endgame with the eliminated white king will be enough for Black to win.

56. Rxe4 Kxf6 57. a4 a5 58. Kc5 Re7 59. Rd4 Re5+ 60. Kd6 Rf5 61. Re4 Kg6 0-1 White resigned.

Gelfand - Ye Jiangchuan [E97]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. Nf3 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. Nd2

B. Gelfand knows well the niceties of the King’s Indian Defence both for White and for Black. For a long time this opening was one of the main items in his repertoire for 1. d2-d4.

9.... a5 10. a3 Nd7

The continuation 10... Bd7 11. b3 c6 which used to be popular previously is suffering a certain crisis because of 12. Ra2!. Black encountered problems both after 12... Ne8 13. b4 axb4 14. axb4 Rxa2 15. Nxa2 cxd5 16. cxd5 f5 17. Nc3 fxe4 18. Ndxe4 Nf5 19. Bb5 (M. Gurevich - Babula, Germany, 2000) and after 12... Qb6 13. Rc2 Ne8 14. dxc6 Nxc6 15. Nd5 Qd8 16. Nf3 Bg4 17. Bg5 f6 18. Be3 (M. Gurevich - Stryjecki, Pardubice, 2000).

11. Rb1 f5 12. b4 Kh8 13. Qc2 Nf6 14. Bb2

Previously they played 14. f3 usually. White’s move in the game which allows him to join his rooks, enriches the play with new nuances.

14... axb4

After 14... c6 15. Rbd1 axb4 16. axb4 g5 (after 16... cxd5 17. exd5 Bd7 18. Ndb1 f4 19. Na3 Bf5 20. Qb3 g5 White got a considerable advantage with 21. c5! Ng6 22. Nc4! in the game L. Portisch - Xie Jun, Marbella, 1999) 17. c5 cxd5 18. cxd6 Qxd6 19. Nc4 the game Ulibin - P. Smirnov, (Samara, 2000) proceeded to interesting complications. In case of a passive 14... b6 15. Rbd1 Ne8 16. Nb5 White also got a better play in the game O. Danielian - Nalbandian, (Moscow, 1998).

15. axb4

15... fxe4

Black begins simplifications, hoping to get a draw after exchanges. The shortcoming of this plan is that White will occupy for a long time the strategically important square e4.

16. Ncxe4 Nxe4 17. Nxe4 Nf5 18. Ra1 Rxa1 19. Rxa1 Nd4

Black goes for a definite damage of his pawn chain in order to obtain the advantage of two bishops.

20. Bxd4 exd4 21. Ra8 Qe7 22. Bd3 Bf5 23. Rxf8+ Bxf8 24. g3

24... Bxe4

Another important moment. Black chooses a position with bishops of different colours which looks absolutely safe at first sight. He could have lingered with the manifestation of his intentions, having played 24... Qe5!?. In case of an active 24... c6 Black had to reckon with 25. dxc6 (otherwise 25... cxd5 26. cxd5 Qe5) 25... bxc6, and then 26. Nd2 (26. b5 was weaker because of 26...d5!, and in case of 27. Nd2 there was 27... dxc4! 28. Bxf5 cxb5) 26... Bh3 27. b5 White created a dangerous passed pawn on the queenside.

25. Bxe4 b6 26. h4!

White tries to weaken Black’s kingside.

26... Bg7 27. Kg2 Bf6 28. Qd3 Qe8 29. Qf3 Kg7 30. Bd3 Qd7?

30... Qe1? was also bad because of 31. h5 Qxb4 32. hxg6 hxg6 33. Qg4, but after 30... Qf7!? with the idea that if 31. Qg4, then 31... b5!, it was much harder to break Black’s defence.

31. h5!

Now a weak point will arise on Black’s kingside inevitably.

31... Qf7 32. hxg6 hxg6 33. Qe4 Kh6 34. Qg4 Qe8?!

Again Black had to look for chances with 34... b5!? 35. Kf1 (if 35. cxb5, then 35... Qxd5+ 36. Kf1 Qg5) 35... bxc4 36. Bxc4 Kg7 which allowed him to hold.

35. c5!

An excellent break-through at the place which seemed to be most fortified.

35... bxc5 36. bxc5 Kg7

After 36... dxc5 37. Qf4+ Bg5 38. Qxc7 White created a dangerous passed pawn on the d-file.

37. c6 Qf7 38. Kf1 Qe8 39. Be4 d3

Black sacrifices a pawn. Otherwise his bishop was eliminated from the defence of the pawn on c7 after 39... Qf7 40. Ke2 Qe8 41. Kd3 Qf7 42. Kc4 Qe8 43. Bd3 Qf7 44. f4 Kh6 45. Qd7 Kg7 46. Kb5 g5 47. Ka6.

40. Bxd3 Bc3 41. Kg2 Qf7 42. Be4 Bf6 43. Qc8 Bd4 44. f3 Bb6 45. f4 Bd4 46. Qg4 Bf6 47. Kf3 Bd4 48. Ke2 Bb6 49. Qd7 Kf8 50. Kf3 Kg7 51. g4

It’s too early for White’s king to come out into the open space. After 51. Ke2 Kf8 52. Kd3 Qf6 he suffered an attack from Black’s pieces.

51... g5

Otherwise White won easily after a long but almost forced line 51... Kf8 52. g5 Kg7 53. Qh3 Qg8 54. Qh6+ Kf7 55. f5 gxf5 56. Bxf5 Qg7 57. Qe6+ Kf8 58. Qc8+ Kf7 59. Kg4 Qd4+ 60. Kh5 Qd1+ 61. Kh6 Qh1+ 62. Bh3.

52. Bf5 Bd4

If 52... gxf4, then after 53. Be6 Qxd7 54. cxd7 c5 55. dxc6 Kf6 56. Bb3 Kg5 (in case of 56... Ke5 57. Bc2 d5 58. g5 Bc7 59. g6 Kf6 60. Kg4 d4 61. Be4 Kg7 62. Kf5 there was no way to stop White’s three passed pawns) 57. Ke4 Kxg4 58. Kd5 Bc7 59. Ke6 White’s pawns passed on the queenside.

53. fxg5 Kf8 54. Ke4 Bb2 55. g6 Qxd7 56. cxd7 Ke7 57. g5 Bg7 58. Kd3 Kd8 59. Kc4 Ke7 60. Kb5 Kd8 61. Kc6 1-0 Black resigned.

The final position is worth showing on the diagram. Black could have played longer, but White’s winning plan is absolutely evident. White transfers the bishop to the diagonal a4-e8, e. g. to c6 with 61... Bd4 62. Bc2 Bg7 63. Ba4 Bd4 64. Kb7 Bg7 65. Bc6 and then his king marches to the kingside: 63... Bd4 66. Ka6 Bg7 67. Kb5 Ke7 68. Kc4 Kd8 69. Kd3 Ke7 70. Ke4 Kd8 71. Kf5 Ke7 72. Ba4, whereafter Black has to retreat from g7 because of the zugzwang: 72... Bh8, and then the solution is 73. g7 Bxg7 74. Kg6, and Black has to part with the bishop in order to stop the g-pawn.

Ivanchuk - Anand [B85]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e6 7. O-O Be7 8. f4 O-O 9. Kh1 Qc7 10. a4 Nc6 11. Be3 Re8 12. Bf3 Rb8 13. Qd2

One of the well known positions of the Scheveningen Variation. A more keen 13. g4 occurs often too.

13... Bd7 14. Nb3

White avoids relieving the play in the centre. So, in case of 14. Qf2 (it seems that the Ukrainian grandmaster is especially attached to this queen manoeuvre) after 14... Nxd4 (in case of 14... Bf8 15. Rad1 e5 16. fxe5 Nxe5 17. Bg5 Nxf3 18. gxf3 Be7 19. Rg1 Be6 20. Bh6 g6 21. Qh4 Nd7 22. Bg5 White got an initiative on the kingside in the game Ivanchuk - H. Olafsson (Thessaloniki (ol), 1988)) 15. Bxd4 e5 16. Be3 Black could have equalised easily with 16... exf4 17. Bxf4 Be6 in the game Karpov - Kasparov (Moscow (m/2), 1985).

14... b6 15. Rae1

Now again after 15. Qf2 Black equalised with 15... Nb4 16. Nd4 e5 17. Nf5 Bxf5 18. exf5 e4 19. Nxe4 Qxc2 20. Rfc1 Qxf2 21. Nxf2 d5 in the game Ivanchuk - Kasparov (Linares, 1993).

15... Bc8

16. e5

Having crossed the border of the fifth horizontal White begins decisive actions in the centre. However this activity will require him to exchange his light-squared bishop soon, and its absence may tell later.

16... dxe5 17. Bxc6 Qxc6 18. fxe5 Nd5 19. Qf2

White performs a queen manoeuvre to f2 as he did in the two above mentioned games, played by V. Ivanchuk, but this time it is slightly more efficient, because after the advance e4-e5 the weakness of the square f7 in Black’s camp is more obvious.

19... Rf8 20. Nxd5 Qxd5

With this move Black ventures on a pawn sacrifice in order to obtain a play on the big diagonal a8-h1. In case of 20... exd5 two black bishops were already less mighty, because the light-squared bishop which had no opponent on the board was greatly restricted by the black pawn on d5, and White’s knight obtained a fine square d4 in the centre of the board.

21. Bxb6 Bb7 22. Bc5?

An unlucky decision which allows Black to develop a strong initiative. After 22. Rg1 Black’s play was more difficult than in the game because White’s queen was excused from the need to defend the square g2 constantly.

22... Bh4 23. Qe2 Rfc8

Of course 23... Bxe1 24. Bxf8 was inadmissible for Black.

24. Rd1

24... Qe4!

Despite White’s extra pawn Black is ready to simplify the position as there are many white targets on light squares.

25. Qxe4

After 25. Qd2 Qg6 26. Rg1 Be4 27. Bd6 Rxc2! (if 27... Rb7, then 28. Nc5, and in case of 27... Rb6 there was 28. Qd4, insufficient was also 27... Rxb3? 28. cxb3 Rc2 29. Rc1 Bxg2+ 30. Rxg2 Qxg2+ 31. Qxg2 Rxc1+ 32. Qg1 Rxg1+ 33. Kxg1 f5, because after 34. a5 White created a most dangerous passed pawn on the queenside) 28. Bxb8 Rxd2 29. Rxd2 Bd5 Black’s queen with the assistance of two bishops delivered many problems to White.

25... Bxe4 26. Bd6 Bxc2 27. Bxb8 Bxd1 28. Rxd1 Rxb8 29. Na5?!

White demonstrates no persistency when defending this hard position. After 29. Nc5 a5 (in case of 29... Rxb2 30. Nxa6 Ra2 31. g3 Be7 32. Rd4 Kf8 33. Nb8 White was relatively OK) 30. Rd7 (in case of 30. Nd3 there was a plain 30... Be7) 30... Rc8 (no 30... Rxb2? because of 31. g3 Bg5 32. h4, White profiting from the weakness of Black’s last horizontal) 31. Nd3 (after 31. g3 Rxc5 32. gxh4 g6 there was no was to defend the pawn e5) 31... Kf8 32. Rd4 (the line 32. g3 Ke8 33. Ra7 Bd8 gave a great advantage to Black) 32... Be7 Black’s chances were evidently higher, still White kept the material balance at least.

29... Rxb2 30. g3 Be7 31. Nc6 Bf8 32. Rd8 g5 33. h4

The move 33. Nb8 was of no use because of 33... Kg7 34. Nxa6 Re2 35. Nc7 Rxe5.

33... gxh4 34. gxh4 Rc2 35. Nb8 Kg7 36. Rd4 a5 37. Nd7 h5 38. Nxf8 Kxf8 39. Rd8+ Kg7 0-1 White resigned.

"Chess is so interesting in itself, as not to need the view of gain to induce engaging in it;and thence it is never played for money."

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"It is one of the insights of modern players, and especially of the best ones, that one has toplay the position itself, not some abstract idea of the position."

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