King's IndianE73

Matthew Tapp
Sean Hewitt

Nuneaton B v Solihull A
2006


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. Bg5 h6?! 7. Be3 e5 8. d5 a5 8... c6 9. h4 cxd5 10. cxd5 Nbd7 11. h5 g5 12. f3 a6 13. g4 b5 14. a4 b4 15. Nb1 a5 16. Nd2 Nc5 17. Bxc5 dxc5 18. Bb5 Bb7 19. Ne2 Ne8 20. Bxe8 Rxe8 21. Nc4 Ba6 22. Qb3 Qf6 23. Rc1 Bf8 24. Ng3 Bc8 25. O-O Rd8 26. Kg2 Ra7 27. Rf2 Kh7 28. Rfc2 Qa6 29. Nxe5 Rc7 30. Nc4 Bg7 31. Qd3 Kg8 32. Rd2 Re7 33. e5 Bxe5 34. Nxe5 Rxe5 35. Qxa6 Bxa6 36. Rxc5 Bc8 37. Rxa5 f5 38. gxf5 Bxf5 39. Nxf5 Rxf5 40. Rb5 Rdf8 41. d6 Rxb5 42. axb5 Kf7 43. d7 1-0, Petrosian-Schweber, Stockholm Interzonal 1962. 9. h4 Na6 10. h5 g5 11. g4 Black's usual King's Indian play with ...f5 is prevented. On the other hand, White can prepare to play on the queenside. 11... Bd7 12. f3 b6 13. Nh3 Qe7 14. Nf2 Not 14. O-O? Nxh5 According to Fritz 9 14. Nxg5 hxg5 15. h6 Bh8 16. Bxg5 is winning for White, but this isn't obvious to the human eye. 14... Rfc8 15. O-O Rab8 16. Qd2 Kh8 17. Rfd1 Rf8 18. Nh1 Qe8 19. Ng3 Nh7 20. Bd3 f6? 21. Nf5 Rf7 22. Rab1 Bxf5 23. exf5 Nf8 24. Ne4 Nd7 25. b3 If 25. a3 a4 may be slightly annoying. 25... Ndc5 Black offered a draw. 26. a3 Nxe4 27. fxe4 Nc5 28. b4 axb4 29. axb4 Nxd3 30. Qxd3 Ra8 31. Ra1 Rd7 32. Qc3 A time-trouble inaccuracy which gives Black a chance he doesn't take. White should start with 32. Rxa8 Qxa8 and only then 33. Qc3 intending Ra1, seizing the a-file.If 33... Qa2 34. Bd2 and the queen must retreat. 32... Rdd8 33. c5 bxc5 33... Qb5 is a serious pest. 34. bxc5 Bf8? The last wriggle is 34... Rxa1 35. Rxa1 c6!? but White should win after 36. cxd6 cxd5 (36... Rxd6 37. Ra6! Bf8 38. Bc5 Rd8 39. Bxf8 Qxf8 40. Qxc6) 37. Ra7 d4 38. Qc7 Qg8 39. Bd2 Rc8 40. Qf7 35. c6 Be7 35... Rxa1 at least avoids the finish in the game. 36. Ba7! Allows White to arrange his heavy pieces on the open files. A similar idea was seen in Karpov-Unzicker, Nice Olympiad 1974. 36... Rdc8 37. Ra5 Bd8 38. Rda1 38. Rb1 38... Qe7 39. Rb1 The plan is Rb7, Qb4, Rb8 Rcxb8, Bxb8 Rxa5, Qxa5 followed by Qa6-c8 and K through to b7, winning the c-pawn. There is nothing Black can do to prevent it. 39... Kg7 40. Rb7 Kf8 41. Qb4 Ke8 42. Kf1 Kf8 43. Ke2 Ke8 44. Kd3 Kf8 45. Kc4 Ke8 46. Rb8 Rcxb8 Obviously forced. 47. Bxb8 Rxa5 48. Qxa5 Kf7 49. Qa6 Qe8 50. Qc8 Be7 The logical finish would have been 50... Qe7 51. Kb5 Kg7 52. Ka6 Kf7 53. Kb7 51. Qxe8+ Kxe8 52. Bxc7 1-0