Saturday, October 25, 2014

$20,000 endgame

A clearer explanation of "the $20,000 endgame” by my favorite endgame authority, Mark Weeks, can be found on his site || On the internet, there are supposed to be two rounds of the Spice Open today at 11am and 6 pm and the final round tomorrow at 11 am on If you encounter transmission problems, try || I gave the Stockfish chess program a try. It is a FREE download from the Apple app store. It is much faster than the HIARCS 14 program that I had been using. It takes about thirty seconds for Stockfish to see as many ply deep as HIARCS sees in ten minutes. Some of that increase in solution power is probably achieved because no energy is wasted on bells and whistles. Stockfish can turn a game score into pgn but it can’t put the analysis into the pgn. It’s primitive, the move arrows aren’t located on the interface and you can’t click straight to the interesting position, instead you have to mouse there one move at a time. You’ll still need to buy some other software to get a built-in filing system or a built-in opening book, nor does Stockfish contain a collection of grandmaster games, and I haven’t seen any endgame database yet. Stockfish is on a very simple mission, analyze the next move quickly and deeply. || I’ll still be using the comprehensive HIARCS 14 software to turn out GOTW and get some analysis into an easily readable pgn, but then I’ll use Stockfish to double-check some of the analysis. I’ll clearly label the Stockfish opinions separately in the HIARCS notes to the game and still give the evaluation from the White point of view to be consistent with the treatment of the HIARCS program(otherwise you’d really be confused). || The computer thinks a visitor to the Rosendale Chess Club this week played very well when he beat me two out of three. So how am I supposed to win if he doesn’t cooperate? [Event "game/10"] [Site "Rosendale Chess Club"] [Date "2014.10.22"] [White "Alan Lasser"] [Black "Chris Thornell"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A43"] 1.d4 c5 2.c3 b6 $6 { +0.54/21 } ( 2...Nf6 { +0.10/20 } 3.Nf3 e6 4.Bg5 Qb6 5.Qc2 cxd4 6.cxd4 Nc6 7.Bxf6 gxf6 8.e3 Rg8 9.Nbd2 f5 10.a3 d5 11.b4 Bd6 12.Rc1 h6 ) 3.dxc5 bxc5 4.Qd5 $6 { +0.23/23 } ( 4.e4 { +0.50/21 } 4...Bb7 5.Nd2 e6 6.e5 d5 7.exd6 Qxd6 8.Bb5+ Bc6 9.Bxc6+ Qxc6 10.Ngf3 Nf6 11.O-O Nbd7 12.Nc4 Be7 13.Nfe5 Nxe5 14.Nxe5 Qa6 15.Bg5 O-O 16.Nd7 Rad8 17.Bxf6 Bxf6 18.Nxf6+ gxf6 19.Qg4+ Kh8 20.Rfe1 ) 4...Nc6 5.Qxc5 e5 6.Qe3 $6 { -0.21/22 } ( 6.Qc4 { +0.24/23 } 6...Nf6 7.Nd2 Be7 8.Ngf3 O-O 9.e4 Bb7 10.Be2 a5 11.Qa4 d5 12.exd5 Nxd5 13.Ne4 f5 14.Neg5 e4 15.Ne6 Qd6 16.Nfg5 ) 6...Nf6 7.Nf3 Qc7 8.h3 $6 { -0.53/23 } ( 8.Nbd2 { -0.27/21 } 8...d5 9.Qg5 e4 10.Nd4 h6 11.Qg3 Qxg3 12.fxg3 Nxd4 13.cxd4 e3 14.Nb1 Bb4+ 15.Nc3 ) 8...Be7 9.g4 Bb7 10.Bg2 Nd4 11.cxd4 exd4 12.Qf4 Bd6 13.Qd2 Bb4 14.Nc3 dxc3 15.Qe3+ Ne4 16.O-O O-O 17.Rd1 $2 { -2.68/22 } ( 17.Qd3 { -0.58/20 } 17...Rfe8 18.bxc3 Nxc3 19.Nd4 Bxg2 20.Kxg2 Qd6 21.e3 Qd5+ 22.f3 Stockfish likes another line, 17.Qd3 Rab8 18.bc Bc3 19.Nd4 Qb6 20.Bb7 Qd4 21.Bf3 Ne2 22.Qe2 Qa1 (-.37/34 ) 17...Rfe8 18.Qd4 $2 { -9.36/21 } ( 18.a3 { -2.76/21 } 18...Bc5 19.Nd4 c2 20.Rd3 Rac8 21.Rb3 Nd6 22.Qd3 Bxg2 23.Kxg2 Bxd4 24.Qxd4 Rxe2 25.Re3 Rxe3 26.Qxe3 Qb7+ Stockfish prefers resistance by 18.Nd4 c2 19.Nc2 Qc2 20.Qd3 Qc7 21.Qd7 (-2.46/35 ) 18...Bc5 19.Qxd7 $2 { -32.54/20 } ( 19.bxc3 { -9.38/22 } 19...Bxd4 20.Nxd4 Nxc3 21.Re1 Bxg2 22.Kxg2 Qc4 23.e3 Nxa2 24.Bb2 Nb4 25.Rec1 Qd5+ 26.Nf3 Nd3 27.Rd1 Qe4 28.Bd4 ) 19...Qb6 $6 { -6.17/20 } ( 19...Bxf2+ { -32.54/20 } ) 20.bxc3 $6 { -9.00/21 } ( 20.Ng5 { -6.17/20 } 20...Nxf2 21.Qxf7+ Kh8 22.Rd7 Nxg4+ 23.Kh1 Bxg2+ 24.Kxg2 Rxe2+ 25.Kg3 Bf8 26.Qf1 cxb2 27.Bxb2 Qxb2 28.Rb1 Qa3+ 29.Kh4 Nf6 30.Qxe2 Qa4+ 31.Kg3 Qxd7 32.Qc4 g6 33.Rf1 Rc8 34.Qh4 ) 20...Rad8 $6 { -7.76/24 } ( 20...Bxf2+ { -9.00/21 } 21.Kh1 Rad8 22.Qxd8 Rxd8 23.Rxd8+ Qxd8 24.Bf4 Nxc3 25.e4 Bxe4 26.Rf1 Bc5 27.a4 Qd3 28.a5 Nd5 29.Bc1 Bb4 ) 0-1

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Psychedelic Opening Laboratory by Alan Lasser

The French Championship is being broadcast at or you can watch the action at other sites such as Rounds start about 10:00 am. || || Below is the debut of a new variation, courtesy of the psychedelic opening laboratory. You’ve seen me reach this anti-Dragon position before, 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cd 4.Qd4 Nf6 where the usual attempt to seize space by 5.e5 is met by Nc6 and the queen goes for a walk. My new idea is 5.Bb5 to capture the knight on c6. The computer agrees that after the obvious 5.Bb5 a6 6.Ba4 b5 7.Bb3 White has an advantage, because the bishop is better placed on b3 than it would be on c4 or e2, and the queen can take up residence on d3 without getting in the way. More testing is required. || Al Lasser-Chris Lamerson, 8/13/14, Rosendale Chess Club, game/10, 1-0 || 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4 Nf6 5.Bb5 Bg7?! +1.07/21 || 5...a6 +0.52/19 6.Ba4 b5 7.Bb3 Nc6 8.Qd3 Bg7 9.Nc3 O-O 10.O-O b4 11.Nd5 a5 12.Bg5 Ba6 13.Bc4 Bxc4 14.Qxc4 Nxd5 15.exd5 Ne5 16.Nxe5 Bxe5 17.Rfe1 f6 || 6.e5 Ng8 7.Nc3 Nc6 8.Qe4 e6?! +1.17/18 || 8...a6 +0.89/19 9.Ba4 f6 10.Bxc6 bxc6 11.Bf4 Qb6 12.O-O Qxb2 13.Na4 f5 14.Qxc6 dxc6 15.Nxb2 Nh6 16.Rfb1 Nf7 17.Nd3 Be6 18.Nc5 Bd5 19.a4 || 9.Bf4 Nge7 10.O-O-O O-O 11.h4 a6 12.Bxc6 bxc6 13.h5 Nf5? +3.40/20 || 13...Nd5 +0.95/18 14.Bd2 Rb8 15.Na4 d6 16.c4 dxe5 17.hxg6 fxg6 18.Ng5 Nb4 19.Rxh7 Rf5 20.Bxb4 Qxg5+ 21.Bd2 Qf6 22.Rhh1 Rxf2 23.Nc5 Qf5 24.Qxc6 e4 || 14.g4?! +2.84/20 || 14.hxg6 +3.40/20 14...fxg6 15.g4 Qe7 16.gxf5 Rxf5 17.Nd4 Rf7 18.Bh6 Bxh6+ 19.Rxh6 || 14...Qb6? +4.93/20 || 14...Ne7 +2.84/20 15.Bg5 h6 16.Be3 Rb8 17.g5 d5 18.exd6 Nd5 19.gxh6 Bxc3 20.h7+ Kh8 21.bxc3 g5 22.Bxg5 Qxd6 23.Qd4+ e5 24.Nxe5 Kxh7 25.Qd3+ f5 26.Nxc6 Qxc6 || 15.hxg6 fxg6 16.gxf5 Rxf5 17.Ng5? +2.90/20 || 17.Nh4 +5.51/19 17...Rxf4 18.Qxf4 Rb8 19.b3 Qc5 20.Nf3 Qa3+ 21.Kb1 Qf8 22.Qxf8+ Bxf8 23.Ne4 Be7 24.Nf6+ Bxf6 25.exf6 Rb5 26.f7+ || 17...h6? +6.90/22 || 17...Rb8 +2.90/20 18.Na4 Qxf2 19.Nf3 a5 20.a3 Ba6 21.Rxd7 Qg2 22.Re1 Rxf4 || 18.Nxe6 dxe6 19.Bxh6 Bxe5?! || +8.64/21 || 19...Rb8 || +7.17/22 20.Bxg7 Qxb2+ 21.Kd2 Rb7 22.Bf6 Rd7+ 23.Ke2 Qxc3 24.Rh8+ Kf7 25.Rxc8 Rd5 26.Rc7+ || 20.Qg4 Kf7? +19.60/20 || 20...Rf6 +8.64/22 21.Qh4 Rb8 22.Rd8+ Qxd8 23.Bg5 Rf5 24.Qh7+ Kf8 25.Bxd8 Rb7 26.Qxg6 Bf4+ 27.Kb1 Be5 28.Na4 Rbf7 29.Bb6 || 21.Be3 Qb8 22.Rh7+ Bg7 23.Bh6 Qe5 24.Bxg7 Qxg7 25.Rxg7+ Kxg7 26.Qd4+ e5 27.Qd8 Bb7 28.Qc7+ Rf7 29.Rd7 1-0 || Subscribe to weekly e-zine (Saturday Mornings EST) GAME OF THE WEEK by Alan Lasser send email to web site: Currently at 89 Subscribers, Free.

The Future of Chess, Not FIDE

Garry Kasparov | The Future of Chess, Not FIDE | When I announced my campaign for FIDE president on October 8 in Tallinn, I stated that my goal was to elevate our game to the very high level in the public mind where I believe it belongs. On August 11 here in Tromsø, I lost the election for FIDE president, but my campaign did a tremendous amount of work around the world to elevate chess. In those 307 days, an incredible team came together, from my FIDE ticket to federation officials to staffers and volunteers around the world. I could not be prouder of their hard work and true passion for chess and for helping others. | If the result of this election threatens to make me lose my optimism for the future of the chess world, thoughts of all these capable and compassionate people will bring it back. I also want to express my appreciation to all the fans who did what they could, from writing to their federations to being active on social media. We may not have changed FIDE but we have changed the world of chess for the better and will continue to do so. My thanks also to my generous sponsors and donors who made this ambitious global campaign possible. | My campaign was about expanding the horizons of the chess and securing its future, our future, in a world with ever-increasing competition for our attention. My themes were bringing sponsorship, education initiatives, and new technology into the game and empowering the national federations. I do not for one moment believe that this election result indicates a problem with this platform, or with the exemplary individuals on my ticket, or with our many successful activities. The sad conclusion is that working hard and having big ideas and investing millions of dollars for the global development of chess all has very little to do with winning a FIDE election today. It was this disastrous situation that my team and I set out to change. | I was never naïve, of course. I knew from the beginning that chess politics, especially in FIDE, had been steadily taken over by people who have little interest in the success of chess and chess players, but only in expanding their own power. I hoped that there was still a chance for a coalition of reform-minded federation leaders and others tired of broken promises and stagnation to reach a winning number of votes. The fact is that we fell far short and the result demonstrates that the rot is even deeper and more widespread than I believed back in October, or even on the morning of the election. | I used my candidate’s speech to the General Assembly to present my vision of a FIDE that supports the federations so that they may grow strong. No one could doubt the sponsorship plans I spoke of were real because they had seen them in action during my campaign. Ilyumzhinov then used his speech to mock me and to mock everyone who cares for chess with outlandish promises everyone in the room knew were lies before his words stopped echoing in the auditorium. I knew at that moment that speeches didn’t matter in this election, just like the promotion of chess doesn’t matter to this FIDE administration. Ilyumzhinov could say anything at all and his supporters would cheer. Their votes had been decided long ago and the well-being of chess was never a significant part of this decision. | I immediately regretted my peaceable and reassuring speech – and that I had spoken before Ilyumzhinov. How I would like those 15 minutes back to instead condemn the corruption that has poisoned our sport for nearly two decades and to heap shame on the delegates who are so eager to vote for their own interests instead of the interests of the chess players in their nations. Such a speech would likely not have earned me any more votes, but it would have been more honest and I would have felt better then and now. | I faced three main challenges in this campaign. First was the FIDE machinery, the abuse of power that made votes disappear and turned commissions into puppets. This was not a surprise, but I believed at the start that I had enough resources to overcome it and I probably did. There were two other factors I badly underestimated. I anticipated the Kremlin’s involvement but couldn’t imagine its extent or how susceptible Europe would be to it. Nor did I anticipate how resistant even many of the biggest federations are to change. They saw it as a threat and looked for excuses to maintain the status quo. | These last two factors in particular eroded the base I thought I had at the start, a base of anti-Kirsan, anti-corruption, pro-growth federations with democratic traditions and substantial numbers of chess players with interests to protect. Perhaps that base still exists, but it is very small now and nearly every federation is eager to do a little business with Ilyumzhinov’s emissaries come election year. I guaranteed money in exchange for effort and sponsorship in exchange for activity and events. It’s clear that many prefer money with no responsibilities and no activities, regardless of what this means for chess. | While Europe is becoming a lost continent, during this campaign I truly discovered Africa. I was so impressed by the players and teachers and leaders I have met from Abuja to Zanzibar! They aren’t afraid of change; they seek it out and fight hard for it at every step. Hard work is never wasted and while we did not win the day here in Tromsø, their passion is already transforming chess in Africa and soon it will transform the world and I will be proud to play a part. Our fight is not over. As Nelson Mandela wrote, “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Africa Rising! | It is fitting that the slogan on my posters here in Tromsø was “Kasparov: the future of chess” and not “the future of FIDE.” Eventually, growth and change in the chess world will change FIDE; it is clear that FIDE cannot change itself. More numbers and more effort will be needed at the grassroots level. Lovers of chess must become administrators of chess. I spoke often of building up the base of players to raise up the entire chess world and this is just as true in chess politics. More good people coming in will eventually push more bad people out. You can go and do it! Find a way to fight for chess! People must work in their chess communities and change their federations so that our great game has the representation it deserves. | My thanks again to all my team and supporters, and to our excellent hosts of the last two weeks here in Norway. The summer sun never sets in Tromsø and the sun will never set on the game of chess. | Garry Kasparov | 14 Aug 2014 | Tromsø, Norway |

Friday, August 22, 2014

Local Chess Column Stirs Up Controversy

Alan Lasser is the writer of "Game of the Week". A chess column he sends out via email (89 subscribers) early every Saturday morning. | A chess expert, Mr. Lasser has been an active participant in chess clubs and tournaments in Connecticut and New York States for 40+ years. | Alan usually outlines what is happening with chess for that weekend, whether it be locally, or online. He includes all important world events which are broadcast out on the Internet. | Also Alan writes about a chess game to evaluate and comment on. Most of these are interesting informal games from his club in Rosendale NY. | Click here for the chess game annotated by Lasser that started up a series of exchanges among the subscribers to this e-zine.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

So you want to be a grandmaster?

So you want to be a grandmaster? Just remember that when Magnus Carlsen offers you a pawn or two to exchange queens and go into an endgame, you will lose that endgame. White has his king on a2, queen on g1, a rook on d1, a knight on d2 and pawns on h6, g5, d4, c5, and b3. Black has his king on g8, queen on e2, bishop on d3, rook on d8, and pawns on a3, b5, g7, and h7. Carlsen-Solak 8/11/14 World Chess Olympiad round nine 1-0 1.Qe1 Rxd4 2.c6 Rd6 3.c7 Rc6 4.Qxe2 Bxe2 5.Re1 Bg4 6.Re7 gxh6 7.gxh6 Rxh6 8.Re4 Bf5? +2.53/24 8...Bh3 +1.17/24 9.Re3 Bf5 10.Rg3+ Kh8 11.Rf3 Bg4 12.Rf4 Bh3 13.Nf3 Kg7 14.Re4 Ra6 15.Re7+ Kg6 16.Re3 Kf6 17.Nd4 Bd7 18.Nxb5 Ra8 19.Nd6 h5 9.Nf3 Bh3?! +3.25/25 9...Ra6 +2.56/24 10.Nd4 Bd7 11.Re8+ Kf7 12.c8=Q Bxc8 13.Rxc8 Ra5 14.Rc5 Kg6 15.Nxb5 h5 16.b4 Ra4 17.Rc4 Kg5 18.Nxa3 h4 19.Kb3 Ra7 20.Nb5 Rh7 21.Nd4 h3 22.Nf3+ Kf5 23.Nh2 Ke5 24.b5 10.Ng5 Bf5 11.Re5 Bg4 12.Ne6 Rh2+ 13.Kxa3 Rc2 14.Rg5+ Kf7 15.Nd4 Rxc7 16.Rxg4 Rb7 17.Kb4 Kf6 18.Nf3 h5?! +4.03/29 18...Kf5 +3.35/25 19.Rh4 Kg6 20.Kc5 Rc7+ 21.Kxb5 19.Rf4+ Kg6 20.Kc5 b4 21.Rxb4 Rxb4 22.Kxb4 Kf5 23.Kc3 Kf4 24.Nh4 Kg4 25.b4 1-0 [Event "2014 World Chess Olympiad"] [Site "Tromso, Norway"] [Date "2014.08.11"] [Round "9"] [White "Magnus Carlsen"] [Black "Dragan Solak"] [Result "1-0"] [FEN "3r2k1/6pp/7P/1pP3P1/3P4/pP1b4/K2Nq3/3R2Q1 w - - 0 1"] [SetUp "1"] 1.Qe1 Rxd4 2.c6 Rd6 3.c7 Rc6 4.Qxe2 Bxe2 5.Re1 Bg4 6.Re7 gxh6 7.gxh6 Rxh6 8.Re4 Bf5 $2 { +2.53/24 } ( 8...Bh3 { +1.17/24 } 9.Re3 Bf5 10.Rg3+ Kh8 11.Rf3 Bg4 12.Rf4 Bh3 13.Nf3 Kg7 14.Re4 Ra6 15.Re7+ Kg6 16.Re3 Kf6 17.Nd4 Bd7 18.Nxb5 Ra8 19.Nd6 h5 ) 9.Nf3 Bh3 $6 { +3.25/25 } ( 9...Ra6 { +2.56/24 } 10.Nd4 Bd7 11.Re8+ Kf7 12.c8=Q Bxc8 13.Rxc8 Ra5 14.Rc5 Kg6 15.Nxb5 h5 16.b4 Ra4 17.Rc4 Kg5 18.Nxa3 h4 19.Kb3 Ra7 20.Nb5 Rh7 21.Nd4 h3 22.Nf3+ Kf5 23.Nh2 Ke5 24.b5 ) 10.Ng5 Bf5 11.Re5 Bg4 12.Ne6 Rh2+ 13.Kxa3 Rc2 14.Rg5+ Kf7 15.Nd4 Rxc7 16.Rxg4 Rb7 17.Kb4 Kf6 18.Nf3 h5 $6 { +4.03/29 } ( 18...Kf5 { +3.35/25 } 19.Rh4 Kg6 20.Kc5 Rc7+ 21.Kxb5 ) 19.Rf4+ Kg6 20.Kc5 b4 21.Rxb4 Rxb4 22.Kxb4 Kf5 23.Kc3 Kf4 24.Nh4 Kg4 25.b4 1-0 Alan Lasser web site:

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Zmartfun Chess Clock

A follow-up on the Zmartfun Chess Clock. The manufacturer claimed that the old Model One (they sell the more affordable Model Two now) got 1600 hours of life on the four C batteries. The factory-issued batteries in my clock died this week somewhat short of 600 hours. Either that original number was a misprint, or it was intentionally misleading, or maybe power will last longer with regular commercial batteries. || My opponent made a common speed-chess opening blunder, but it doesn’t cost him material, just the chance to castle. As you may have noticed from the computer analysis of the previous games in this letter, I miss a lot of the really long mates. When his king wandered out to e6, the moves were easy enough for me to find. || Al Lasser-Chris Lamerson 6/11/14 game/10 Rosendale CC 1-0 1.Nc3 g6 2.e4 Bg7 3.d4 c6 4.Bc4 d6 5.Nf3 Bg4? +2.23/22 5...Nf6 +0.92/19 6.Bb3 Na6 7.O-O Nc7 8.Qe2 O-O 9.Re1 Ne6 10.e5 Ng4 11.h3 6.Bxf7+ Kxf7 7.Ng5+ Ke8 8.Qxg4 Bxd4 9.Qf3?! +1.28/20 9.Ne2 +2.18/20 9...Bb6 10.Qe6 Nh6 11.Nxh7 Rxh7 12.Qxg6+ Rf7 13.O-O Nd7 14.Bxh6 Ne5 15.Qh5 Kd7 16.Bf4 Qh8 17.Qxh8 Rxh8 18.Bxe5 dxe5 19.Rad1+ 9…Nf6 10.Ne6 Qb6 11.O-O Bxc3?! +1.55/18 11...Nbd7 +1.18/18 12.Na4 Qa5 13.Qb3 b5 14.Nxd4 Qxa4 15.Qxa4 bxa4 16.f3 c5 17.Ne2 Kf7 18.Nc3 Nb6 19.Rd1 Rhb8 20.b3 a6 21.Be3 axb3 22.axb3 Nbd7 23.Bf4 Rf8 24.Nd5 Nxd5 25.exd5 Kg7 12.bxc3?! +1.26/19 12.Qxc3 +1.55/18 12...Nbd7 13.Be3 c5 14.Bh6 Rg8 15.Rae1 Qc6 16.Qh3 Rc8 12…Nbd7 13.Be3?! +0.92/19 13.Bh6 +1.27/18 13...Qa5 14.Qh3 Kf7 15.Ng5+ Ke8 16.Rfb1 b6 17.Ne6 13…Qa5 14.Bd4?! +0.18/22 14.Qh3 +1.10/17 14...Kf7 15.Ng5+ Ke8 16.c4 b6 17.Rfd1 Nf8 18.c5 bxc5 19.e5 dxe5 20.Qf3 Rc8 21.Bd2 Qa4 14...c5? +2.50/19 14...Kf7 +0.18/22 15.Qh3 Qh5 16.Qxh5 gxh5 17.Ng5+ Kg6 18.f4 e5 19.fxe5 dxe5 20.Be3 Ng4 21.Bc1 Ngf6 22.c4 Rae8 23.Rb1 b6 24.Nf3 Nxe4 25.Bb2 Rhf8 26.Bxe5 Nd2 27.Nxd2 Nxe5 15.Bxf6 Nxf6? +7.96/20 15...exf6 +2.15/15 16.e5 Ke7 17.Rad1 fxe5 18.Qd5 Qb6 19.Ng7 16.Rab1? +2.16/21 16.e5 +7.96/20 16...Kd7 17.exf6 Rab8 18.Rfe1 exf6 19.Qxf6 16...Rb8 17.Rfd1? +0.51/20 17.e5 +2.14/21 17...dxe5 18.Rxb7 Rxb7 19.Qxb7 Qxa2 20.Ng5 Kf8 21.Rd1 Ne8 22.Qe4 Qa6 23.Qxe5 Qf6 24.Qxc5 Nd6 25.Re1 a6 26.Qa5 Kg7 27.Ne6+ Kf7 28.Qxa6 Qxc3 29.Ng5+ Kg7 30.Re3 Qf6 17...Kd7?? +5.92/22 17...Qxa2 +0.51/20 18.c4 Qxc2 19.e5 dxe5 20.Rbc1 Qb2 21.Qe3 e4 22.Qxc5 Qb6 23.Qxb6 axb6 24.Rb1 Kf7 25.Rxb6 Rhc8 26.c5 h6 27.h3 e3 28.fxe3 Ne4 29.Rd5 Nf6 30.Re5 18.e5 Kxe6 19.exf6 exf6? +10.90/20 19...Kd7 +5.40/21 20.Re1 e5 21.Qd5 Kc7 22.f4 Qxc3 23.fxe5 Qd4+ 24.Qxd4 cxd4 25.e6 Rbf8 26.e7 Rxf6 27.e8=Q Rxe8 28.Rxe8 Rf7 29.Rd1 Kd7 30.Re4 20.Qd5+ Ke7 21.Qxd6+ Kf7 22.Qd7+ Kf8 23.Rxb7 Rxb7 24.Qxb7 Qb6 25.Qc8+ Kg7 26.Qd7+ Kh6 27.Qh3+ Kg7 28.Rd7+ Kg8 29.Qf3 Qb8 Defending against 30.Qa8 mate 30.Qd5+ 1-0