CANDIDATES MATCHES

ELISTA, 2007

12/03/2008 20:27

Michael Adams lost the rapidplay games against Alexei Shirov by two losses and one draw.

 

(1) Adams,M (2734) - Shirov,A (2699) [C06]
WCh Candidates s/f Elista RUS (1), 27.05.2007
[Fritz 10 (30s)]

C06: French Tarrasch: 3...Nf6 4 e5 Nfd7 5 Bd3 main lines

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.c3 c5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.Ne2 cxd4 8.cxd4 f6 9.exf6 Nxf6 10.Nf3 Bd6 11.0-0 Qc7 12.g3 0-0 13.Bf4 Bd7 14.Rc1 Ne4
[ 14...Rae8 15.Qd2 Qb8 16.Rfe1 Kh8 17.Bxd6 Qxd6 18.Nf4 Ng4 19.Bf1 e5 20.dxe5 Ngxe5 21.Nxe5 Nxe5 22.Bg2 d4 23.Bxb7 Bg4 24.Nd3 Nxd3 25.Rxe8 Rxe8 26.Qxd3 Qb4 27.Be4 Qxb2 1/2-1/2 Brynell,S (2484)-Gleizerov,E (2557)/Stockholm 2000/CBM 79 ext; 14...Bxf4 15.Nxf4 Qd6 16.Re1 Kh8 17.Ng5 e5 18.Rxc6 Qxc6 19.dxe5 Ne4 20.Nxe4 dxe4 21.Bxe4 Qc8 22.Qh5 Bf5 23.Ng6+ Bxg6 24.Bxg6 h6 25.e6 Rf6 26.e7 Re6 27.Rxe6 Qxe6 28.e8Q+ Rxe8 29.Bxe8 Joo,G (2110)-Goczo,M (2158)/Hungary 2002/EXT 2004/1-0 (72)]

15.Bxd6N
[ 15.b4 a6 16.a4 Bxf4 17.Nxf4 Qd6 18.b5 axb5 19.axb5 Nb4 20.Ne5 Nxd3 21.Qxd3 Ra3 22.Qe2 Rb3 23.Qc2 Rc3 24.Qb2 Rxc1 25.Rxc1 g5 26.Nfd3 b6 27.f3 Nf6 28.Nxd7 Qxd7 29.Rc6 g4 Petrienko,V (2505)-Moskalenko,V (2430)/Pinsk 1986/EXT 2000/1-0 (43)]

15...Qxd6 16.Nc3 Nxc3 17.bxc3
[ 17.Rxc3 Be8= ]

17...e5
[ 17...Be8 18.Re1 Bh5 19.Be2= ]

18.Nxe5 Nxe5 19.dxe5 Qxe5 20.Re1 Qf6 21.Qd2 Rad8 22.Bf1 Bc6
Black intends d4 [ 22...Bf5 23.Qd4= ]

23.Bg2 d4 24.Bxc6
Diagram

24...bxc6
[ Not 24...Qxc6 25.cxd4 Qd7 26.Re4+/- ]

25.cxd4 Rxd4
Black has a new passed pawn: c6. .

26.Qe3 Rfd8 27.Qb3+ R4d5 28.Rc5 Kf8 29.Rc4 Qd6 30.Rf4+ Kg8 31.Rfe4 h5 32.h4 Kh7 33.Re6 Qc5 34.Qb1+ Rf5
Attacks the backward pawn on f2

35.R1e2 Rdd5 36.Kg2 Qb5 37.Qe4 Rc5 38.Re7 Rc4 39.Qd3 Ra4 40.Qc3 Qd5+ 41.f3 Rd4 42.Rxa7 Re5 43.Rxe5 Qxe5 44.Qc2+ Kg8 45.Ra8+ Kf7 46.Ra7+
[ 46.Qxc6?? is refuted with the following mate in 3 46...Qe2+ 47.Kh3 Qf1+ 48.Kh2 Rd2# ]

46...Kg8 47.Qb3+
[ >=47.a4!?+/- ]

47...Kh7=
Diagram Black has a mate threat

48.Qb1+ Kh6 49.Qc1+
White forks: h6+c6

49...Kh7 50.Qc2+ 1/2-1/2