PetrovC42
Classical Attack 
Close Variation 

Antonio Aguirre
Matthew Parsons

Individual KO semifinal (1)
Huddersfield


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6

Petroff Defence, popular at the moment , ... but BORING.

3. Nxe5 d6

3... Nxe4 4. Qe2 d5 5. d3 Nf6 6. Nc6+ winning Black's Queen is an old trap.

4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d3

Here d4 is normal

5... Nf6 6. d4 d5

This has only scored 35% for Black.

6... Be7 7. Bd3 Bg4 8. O-O O-O 9. Re1 c5 10. h3 Bh5 11. dxc5 dxc5 12. g4 Bg6 13. Bxg6 hxg6 14. Qxd8 Bxd8 15. Bf4 Ba5 16. c3 Rd8 = but boring.

7. Bg5 Be7 8. Bd3 O-O 9. O-O

The position has become a French Exchange, which Antonio likes.

9... Nc6

9... Bg4 10. Nbd2 Nbd7 11. c3 c5 has actually scored better for Black (58% in 20 games)

10. Re1 Bg4 11. c3 Ne4?

This gets Black in trouble

11... Re8 12. Nbd2 h6 13. Bh4 Nh5 14. Bxe7 Nxe7 is equal.

11... h6 12. Bh4 Nh5 13. Bxe7 Nxe7 =

12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. Nbd2

Black has played himself into nasty pressure down the e-file.

13... f5

This position has occurred 4 times - all won by White.

13... Bxf3 is best as... 14. Nxf3 f5 15. Qb3 Qd6 16. Re2 (16. Bxe4 fxe4 17. Rxe4? fails to .. 17... Na5) 16... a5!

14. Qb3!










White has the advantage.


14... Qd6 15. Nxe4 fxe4 16. Bxe4 Bxf3

16... Ne7 17. Ne5 Be6 18. Bd3 b6 19. Qc2 Bf5 20. Bxf5 Nxf5 21. Re2 Nh6 22. Rae1 Rf6 23. Re3 b5 24. Qe2 a6 25. Nd3 Nf5 26. Re8+ Rxe8 27. Qxe8+ Rf8 28. Qe6+ Qxe6 29. Rxe6 Nd6 30. Nb4 Kf7 31. Re2 a5 32. Nxd5 c6 33. Re7+ Kg8 34. Ne3 Rc8 35. Re6 Ne8 36. Re7 Kf8 37. Re5 Nf6 38. Kf1 g6 39. h3 Kf7 40. Nc2 Nd7 41. Re3 Kf6 42. Ke2 c5 43. dxc5 Nxc5 44. Nd4 b4 45. cxb4 axb4 46. Kf3 Ra8 47. a3 Ra4 48. Nc6 bxa3 49. Rxa3 Rc4 50. Rc3 Rxc3+ 51. bxc3 Na4 52. c4 Ke6 53. Ke4 Nc5+ 54. Kd4 Kd6 55. Na5 Ne6+ 56. Ke4 Nc5+ 57. Ke3 Kc7 58. Kd4 Kd6 59. f3 Ne6+ 60. Ke4 Nc5+ 61. Ke3 Kc7 62. Kd4 Kd6 63. g3 Ne6+ 1-0, Karim Firrat 2005 - Ong Hwa Lu, Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 1986

17. Bxf3 Rf5 18. Re2 Raf8 19. Rae1 h5?

19... Nd8! with the idea of playing (c6+) Qg6

20. Be4?

20. Qxb7! was good as.. 20... Rb8 21. Re8+ Rf8 22. Rxf8+ Kxf8 23. Qa6 with a winning advantage.

20... Na5

and Black is back in the game.

21. Bxf5 Nxb3 22. Be6+ Kh8 23. Re5 g6 24. axb3 c6 25. g3 Qc7 26. Bh3 Qb6 27. b4 a5 28. Re7










Now Black self destructs


28... axb4??

ignoring the 7th rank peril is a losing move.

28... Rg8! Black has no problems 29. Rf7 Rg7 30. Re8+ Kh7 31. Rff8 Kh6

29. Rd7 Rf6??

Blunders into mate , but it's lost in any case.

29... Rd8 30. Rf7 bxc3 31. Ree7 c5 32. Be6! Qxe6 33. Rxe6 c2 34. Re1 wins

30. Re8+

and mates

1-0

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