May 22, 2001
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Konstantin Aseev

International grandmaster, ELO 2530,
4 times played in the USSR championship.
The winner of international tournaments in Leningrad 1989, Munich 1990/1991, Altenstain 1991, Porce 1991, Kechkemet 1992, Berlin 1992, Sochi 1993, 
The silver prize-winner of the Alekhin Memorial, Moscow 1992.



Aseev, K - Mishuchkov, N B07
St. Petersburg, 1995

This game demonstrates the conjunction of the general positional rules and playing for attack.

1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. c3 Nf6 5. Bd3 O-O 6. O-O Bg4

This is the beginning of a wrong plan that leads to a bad position.

7. Nbd2 Nc6 8. h3 Bxf3 9. Nxf3 e5 10. Re1 h6

It was not necessary to get a weakness on the kingside.

11. Qb3! exd4

If 11...Rb8 then 12.Be3 with the idea of d4-d5. No doubt white has a great advantage.

12. cxd4 Nd7 13. Be3 Na5

Black wants to animate his position after 14. Qa4? c5.

14. Qd5! Nc6

The continuation 14...c5? isn't good because of 15.Qd6.

15. Qb5 Nb6 16. Rad1!

White has got a big advantage in the center and now he is preparing to attack the King's position.

16...d5 17. e5 Re8 18. Qc5!

This is the final preparation for the attack.

18...Nd7 19. Qc1 Kh7 20. h4! Nb4

The attack goes like clockwork. And Black tries to join counter-play on the queenside and to trouble White in the center.

21. Bb1 c5 22. h5 Rc8 23. Qd2

More exactly was 23.Bf4 cxd4 24.Qd2 Nc6 25.e6 and the White attack was not extinguished.

23...Nc6 24. Bf4 Re6 25. dxc5 Ndxe5 26. hxg6+ fxg6 27. Bxg6+!

This is the winning stroke.

27...Kxg6

27...Rg6 28.Be5 and Black is in big trouble.

28. Qc2+ Kf7

Also there is an easy win in case of 28...Kf6 29.Bxe5 Nxe5 (29...Rxe5 30.Nxe5 Nxe5 31.Qc3) 30.Nd4.

29. Bxe5 Rxe5

29...Nxe5 30.Qf5 Qf6 31.Nxe5 and wins.

30. Nxe5+ Nxe5 31. Qf5+ Kg8 32. Rxe5 Bxe5 33. Qe6+

Being in little time-trouble White repeats moves to save time.

33...Kh7 34.Qf5 Kg8 35.Qe6+ Kh7 36.Rxd5

36...Bh2+

This is a desperate move.

37. Kxh2 Qh4+ 38. Kg1 Rf8 39. Rd7+ Kh8 40. Qe5+ 1-0























 


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