Caro-KannB12

Rumsby S.
Burnell S.

LDCL Div 1 (Leamington )
Leamington, 2011


B12: Caro-Kann: Advance Variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 last book move 5... Qb6 6. c3 Covers b4 6... c5 Trying to unravel the pawn chain 6... Ne7 7. Nh4 7. O-O Ne7 7... Nc6 8. dxc5 Bxc5 9. Qa4 8. Nbd2 8. dxc5!? Qxc5 9. Be3 8... Nec6 9. Nb3 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Nb3 Nd7 9... c4 Black threatens to win material: c4xb3 10. Nbd2 Nd7 White's piece can't move: c1 10... Be7 11. b3 cxb3 12. axb3 11. Nh4 Bg6 12. Nxg6 hxg6 White has the pair of bishops 13. Nf3 Be7 14. Rb1 14. Qc2 Kf8 14... Qc7 14... Qa5 15. a3= 15. Bf4 a5 15... Kf8 16. Qd2 16. Qd2 16. a4 b5 17. b3 b4 18. bxc4 dxc4 16... a4 17. a3 Prevents intrusion on b4 17. Rfe1 a3 17... Na5 17... O-O-O 18. Rbe1= 18. Bd1 18. Qc2 Nb3= 18... Nb3 19. Bxb3 19. Qe3 O-O-O= 19... axb3 Black has a new strong pawn: b3 19... cxb3 20. Qe2 20. Bg3 20. Rbe1= 20... O-O 20... O-O-O!? is an interesting alternative 21. Ng5 21. Qf4 Kh7 21... Nb6 22. Qf4 Bxg5 23. Qxg5 Black king safety improved 23... Qd8 Black threatens to win material: Qd8xg5 24. Qg4 Na4 25. Bh4 Qd7 26. Bg5 Nxb2 27. Rxb2 Rxa3 28. Qe2 28. Qh4 Rfa8 28... Rfa8 29. h4 29. Rfb1 b5 29... Ra2 30. Kh2?? gives the opponent counterplay 30. Rfb1 would keep White alive 30... Rxb2 31. Qxb2 Ra2 32. Qb1 Qa4 32... b5 33. Bc1 Qe7 33. Bc1?? 33. Rc1 Rxf2 34. Kg3 Ra2 33... b5 33... Ra1 it becomes clear that Black will call all the shots 34. Qb2 Qa2 34. Bb2 b4 35. cxb4?? 35. Qc1 was possible 35... Qxb4 36. Qc1 Rxb2 37. Qxb2 c3 38. Qb1 Qc4 38... b2 39. Qc2 Qxd4 40. f4 39. Rc1?? the final mistake, not that it matters anymore 39. Re1 39... b2 39... Qxd4 keeps an even firmer grip 40. Rf1 Qc4 41. Rc1 40. Rc2 40. Re1 does not help much 40... Qxd4 41. Qc2 Qxh4+ 42. Kg1 Qc4 40... Qxd4 41. Re2 41. g3 there is nothing better in the position 41... Qb4 42. Re2 41... Qxh4+ 41... Qf4+ and the rest is a matter of technique 42. Kh3 Qf5+ 43. Qxf5 gxf5 44. Re3 42. Kg1 Qc4 42... Qb4 seems even better 43. g4 d4 44. Kg2 43. Rc2 43. Rxb2 desperation 43... cxb2 44. Qxb2 43... Qb3 44. Kf1 d4 45. Re2 d3!! a decisive sacrifice that breaks all resistance. . . . . 45... d3 46. Qxd3 b1=Q+ 47. Qxb1 Qxb1+ 48. Re1 c2 0-1 [Fritz 9 (10s)]

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