Sunday, January 11, 2009

Belenzon v Hart, Round 1 of Markowski Open

Belenzon,Robert - Hart,David [D08]
Markowski (Round 1), 07.01.2009
[Annotations by Belenzon & Aeria]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 The enterprising Albin Counter Gambit 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.a3 a5 6.h3 [Fritz gives 6.e3 Bg4 7.h3 with a small plus] 6...Bc5 7.b3 f6 8.exf6 Nxf6 9.g3 0-0 10.Bg2 Qe8 11.Bb2 Ne4 12.Nbd2? Bf5 [Belenzon gives 12...Nxf2 13.Kxf2 Qe3+ 14.Ke1 d3 15.Rf1 Re8 Analysis Diagram

threatening 16.-- dxe2] 13.Nxe4 Bxe4 14.0-0 Rd8 15.Ne1 Bxg2 16.Kxg2 Qe4+ 17.f3 Qg6 18.Qd3 Qh5 19.Rd1 Rde8 20.Nc2 Re6 21.Rde1 Rh6 22.h4 Bd6 23.Nxd4? Bxg3! 24.Qe4 Bxe1 [Fritz likes 24...Rg6! ] 25.Rxe1 Re8 26.Qf4 Qxh4 27.Qxh4 Rxh4 28.Nxc6 bxc6 29.Bc3 Rb8 30.Kg3 Rh6 [30...g5!-+] 31.Rb1 a4 32.b4 Rd6 33.Kf2 Rbd8 34.Rg1 g6 35.Rg5 Rd1 36.Rc5 Rc1 37.Be5 Re8 38.f4 Re6 39.Bxc7 Rc3 40.Be5 Rxa3 41.b5 cxb5 42.cxb5 Rb3 43.Rc8+ Kf7 44.Rc7+ Re7 45.Rc4 Rxb5 [Better is 45...a3 46.Ra4 Ke6 preserving the queen side pawns] 46.Rxa4 Rbxe5 Hart does the sensible thing and liquidates to an advantageous, if not winning ending with zero losing chances. 47.fxe5 Rxe5 48.Ra7+ Re7 49.Ra6 h5 50.Kf3 Re6 51.Ra7+ Kf6 52.e4 Rb6 53.Ra5 g5 54.Rf5+ Kg6 55.Rd5 Rb3+ 56.Kf2 h4 57.Rd6+ Kh5 58.e5 g4 59.e6 g3+ 60.Kg2 Rb2+ 61.Kf3 Rf2+ 62.Ke3 Rf8 [After 62...Rf1 Analysis Diagram - there are all kinds of intriguing possibilities...]

] 63.e7 Re8 64.Re6 Kg4 65.Re4+ Kh3 66.Kf3 g2 67.Kf2 Ra8 The game ended in a draw at this point. One possible variation is 68.e8Q Rxe8 69.Rxe8 Kh2 70.Rg8 h3 71.Rg3 g1Q+ 72.Rxg1 stalemate 1/2-1/2

1 comment:

  1. Instead of 15.Rf1 after the 12..Nf2 sac much better is 15.Ne4 with an active position for black but far from winning.