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Summit Jebel Toubkal (4167m)
2011


C02: French: Advance Variation, Game - The High Atlas Snowflake. Jebel Toubkal summit, game in the zone of death has started. Thought game was played without chess clocks (too useless backpack load), in fact it was quite fast process.

1. e4 e6 French defence is the main pillar in the repertoire of both masters. 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Qg4 Double-egded move, which was played by famous Aaron Nimzowitsch. Beside the resonant name of its main advocate it has additional advantage. There is certain assumption, that game will not be too long. 4... Qa5+ 5. Bd2 Qb6 6. Bc3 Novelty according my database. German candidate of master Daniel Wanzek consistently plays 6. Nc3 f.e. Wanzek,D (2095)-Willsch,M (2280)/Germany 2000/EXT 2001/0-1 (20) more known players prioritized 6. b3 cxd4 7. Nf3 Nc6 8. Bd3 Nb4 Pinski,J (239 5)-Zontakh,A (2529)/Kazimierz Dolny 2001/ CBM 081 ext/0-1 (20). Global statistics in this position are pathetic for white, 0:8, without any draw. 6... Nc6 7. Nf3 cxd4 similarly as one move sooner 7... Nh6!? , suggest by itself 8. Nxd4 Nxe5 Black grabs the pawn, but white will gain certain compensation for it. Safer alternative was 8... Nge7 with comfortable black`s position. 9. Qg3 Ng6 From human`s point of view an obvious move, but next evolution shows that the preference should be given to 9... f6!? 10. Nb5! Black pays for the neglected development 10... Kd8 by forced loss of the right to castle. 11. h4 We see the 2nd edition of the general strategy of burning the bridges common from white`s 4th move. In different natural conditions would probably have been prioritized 11. Bd4!? Qa5+ 12. Nd2 with rich white`s compensation. 11... Nf6 12. h5 Ne4!










it seems, that black triumphs by this zwischenzug. 13. hxg6!! (??) What is this?? A flash of the genius or there is a shortage of oxygen?? Coward continuation 13. Qf3 Nxc3 14. N1xc3 Ne5 15. Qf4 f6 still gives sufficient compensation to white. 13... Nxg3 14. Rxh7 Rg8?? Almost without thinking black ruins his superior position. 14... Ne4 friends from the Silicon valley suggest as better 15. Bd4 Bc5 16. Rxh8+ Ke7 and black`s win is not far distant. 15. gxf7 a complete reversal of the situation, black is forced to give rook anyway. 15... Rh8 16. Rxh8 Ne4 Neither does not help 16... Nxf1 17. Bxg7 17. Rxf8+?? The greed is well known for all of us, the engine in warm of sweet home suggest winningafter 17. Bd4 Qa5+ 18. N1c3 fortunatelly, under condition the game was played his batteries would have been frozen long time ago. 17... Ke7 18. Bb4+ Kf6 19. Bc3+ e5? black last chance for the draw was 19... Ke7 20. Bd4 Qa5+ 21. Bc3 Qb6= (but not 21... Nxc3? 22. Re8+! Kxf7 23. Nd6+! Kf6 24. Nxc3 d4 25. O-O-O dxc3 26. Rf8+ Kg5 27. f4+) 20. Bxe5+! Bad surprise for black. White summit strategy celebrates full success. 20... Kxe5? this speed up finish, but black`s position is unenviable even after 20... Ke7 21. Bd4 Qa5+ 22. Bc3 Qb6 23. Re8+ Kxf7 24. Rxe4 dxe4 21. Re8+ Be6 22. f8=Q Really top performance from white! and black resigns, against the 23.f4 mate is only, but insufficient defence 22. f8=Q Qxf2+ 23. Qxf2 Nxf2 24. Rxa8 1-0










 

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Sand dune (Erg Chebbi)
2011


C02: French: Advance Variation, Game - The Desert rose from Merzouga.

1. e4 e6 Famous introduction again on the scene. Morocco was long time the French colony. However, both masters before french colonial rule like to pay tribute to a habit, which the French brought to Morocco. During their stay in Morocco they became addict on very popular breakfast menu - a white coffee with croissants. 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Qg4 Deja vu?! 4... Nc6 Non, mes amis! 5. Nf3 Nxd4 6. Nxd4 cxd4 7. Bd3 h5 soon novelty again. Till now only following moves 7... Qc7 7... Bd7 7... Ne7 were played 8. Qg3 White once again bet on e5 pawn on ahead. 8. Qxd4 Ne7= gives black tempi by attack of white`s lady. 8... Nh6 9. O-O Nf5 10. Bxf5 exf5 Black`s pawn structure does not give healthy impression, but counterplay on c-file will be sufficient antidote. 11. Nd2 Be6 12. h4 Rc8 12... Rh6!? was also interesting maneuver to mobilize the king`s tower. 13. Nb3 13. Nf3!? Qb6 (13... Rxc2 14. Nxd4 Rc4 15. Be3! (Nowhere leads 15. Nxe6?! fxe6 16. Qg6+ Kd7 17. Qf7+ Qe7) ) 14. Rd1 g6 13... Rc4 14. Rd1 d3!? Black is trying to replace the d4 pawn sentenced to death for another than c2, which would open the white highway to their camp along the c-file. 15. Bg5 Be7 16. Bxe7 Qxe7 17. Qxg7 But it is not for free. 17... Rf8 18. Rxd3! c-file opened by the move 18. cxd3? white misses to use 18... Rg4 19. Qh6 (neither 19. Qf6 does not work 19... Qb4 with the threat 20...Vg6 and catch of white`s queen. 20. Qh6 Rfg8) 19... Rfg8 18... Qxh4 At the insistence of camel guide draw was agreed. The position is objectively balanced. Worse is 18... Rxc2 19. Nd4 Rxb2 20. Rc1 and cooperation between the black figures was shaken. Further blind analysis was moving in this direction. 18... Qxh4 19. Rh3 Qg4 20. Qf6 Rxc2 21. Rh4 Qg6 22. Qxg6 fxg6 23. Nd4 Rc4 24. b3 Rb4 25. Rc1 Rf7 26. a3 Rb6 27. f4 1/2-1/2