Stojanovic M.
Georgiev K.


1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. d4 dxc4 5. Qa4+ More common are 5.e4 and 5.e3 5... c6 6. Qxc4 b5 7. Qd3 Nbd7 8. a3 8.e4 and 8.g3 are the main lines, but the text move is also interesting. The b4 push is an important part of black's preparation for the c6-c5 freeing move and white prepares himself 8... Bb7 8... b4 9. axb4 Bxb4 10. e4 Bb7 is the usual move order the game position is reached 9. e4 b4 10. axb4 Bxb4 11. e5 Nd5 12. Bd2 The black Bb4 is an important defensive piece and white would like to exchange it 12... c5 13. Be2 h6 13... O-O 14. Ng5 g6 15. O-O leaves too many holes around the black king 14. O-O O-O 15. Bd1!? white's bishop finds a more promising diagonal 15... Ne7 16. Bc2 Nf5 17. d5! Bxc3 18. Bxc3 Bxd5 19. Nd2 Nb6 20. Ra5 Qe7 white has compensation for the sacrificed pawn, but he must act before the black rooks enter the game 21. g4!? Qg5 22. h3 c4? this move leaves the dark squares too weak. It will be difficult to protect the kingside against the perfectly coordinated white pieces 22... h5! 23. Ne4 Qg6 with the idea of returning the pawn with Nd4 was better 23. Qe2 Ne7 24. f4 Qh4 25. Kh2 Nc6 26. Raa1 a5 27. Ne4 there is not one flaw in the position of the white pieces 27... Nd7 28. Nf6+! Nxf6 29. exf6 g6 This is starting to look like a position with opposite-coloured bishops and we all know how such attacks end... maybe there was a better defence for black, but in such passive positions even the best players make mistakes 30. Rad1 a4? black prevents the unpleasant Ba4 move, but it was really not the time for this. After Rfe8 stopping f5 it would have been a longer struggle 31. f5! gxf5 32. gxf5 Kh8 33. Be1! Qg5 34. h4! Black has to take the poisoned pawn on f6 and it's the end 34... Qxf6 35. fxe6 Qxe6 36. Bc3+ f6 37. Qxe6 Bxe6 38. Rd6 Nd8 all of black's moves vere forced and white is completely won... Now Rxf6 wins a piece 39. Bxf6+ this is also good enough 39... Kg8 40. Rg1+ Kf7 41. Bc3?! white played some inaccurate moves and now after Ke8! black could have avoided immediate defeat 41... Ke7? 42. Bb4! Rf2+ 43. Kg3 Rxc2 44. Rd2+ Ke8 45. Rxc2 Rb8 46. Bc3 Rb3 47. Ra1 Bd7 48. Kf4 Ne6+ 49. Ke3 Ke7 50. Rg2 h5 51. Rg6 Be8 52. Rh6 Nc7 53. Re1 Ne6 54. Kd2 Rb6 55. Rh7+ black looses more material 55... Bf7 56. Rf1 Nd8 57. Ba5 Rxb2+ 58. Kc1 a3 59. Bxd8+ Ke6 60. Rhxf7 c3 61. Ra7 a2 62. Rf6+ Kd5 63. Rfa6 A good game by Stojanovic. Kiril Georgiev underestimated white's attacking potential. 1-0