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Najdorf Battle № 1

Najdorf Battle № 1

Dec 30, 2013, 1:29 PM 9

Привет всем! Пусть этот анализ будет моим Новогодним подарком для всех любителей шахмат :). 
HI everybody. This Commentary is my present to all who love chess :)

Прежде чем приступать к просмотру убедитесь что вы решили все 3 пазла из моего предыдущего поста :) http://www.chess.com/blog/stepanosinovsky/pazzle-before-the-whole-commentary 
 Before reading forward please make sure that you have already solved three Pazzles from previous my post http://www.chess.com/blog/stepanosinovsky/pazzle-before-the-whole-commentary.

Итак. Одна из партий тематического турнира по Найдорфу. So. One game from the thematic tournament Sicilian Najdorf  http://www.chess.com/tournament/20th-chesscom-thematic-tournament---sicilian-najdorf-2201-2400 . 

Пожалуйста оставляйте свои комментарии если Вам понравилось. Есл не понравилось - тоже оставляйте :).
Давайте что-нибудь обсудим. На мой взгляд партия этого заслуживает.
Leave comments if you like it. If not - leave comments as well :). I think this game deserves a bit of discussion.

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С Новым Годом

My opponent shared  to me his thoughts about the game. And he was very kind to allow me post them. 

"Hi, I put together some brief thoughts about the encounter - you have done a pretty good job of the analysis - so I kept to a brief comment on move choice. Not being a 1.e4 or Sicilian defence player meant that I do not have a great 'feel' for this opening!

 6. ... e5    database   most played
 7. ... Be6   database   most played
 8. ... Nbd7  database   most played
 9. ... b5    database   (2nd choice - 11% better results)
10. ... Rc8   database   (2nd choice - 21% better results)
11. ... Be7   database   most played
12. ... Bc4   database   only move
13. ... h6    database   Grischuk - Alekseev 2006 won by black!
no database help now ....

14. ... b4    I was now worried to castle and wanted to "organise" d5 - this seemeed thematic. Also I realised that 14. ... a5 allows Nxb5!

15. ... Nxd5  For some reason I had anticipated 15.Ne2 relocating to either g3/f3 helping the k-side attack. Was happy to swap a piece, but with the white pawn occupying d5 this does hem in my Bishop.

16. ... a5    Seemed natural - using the pawns to hopefully eventually provoke some weaknesses.

17. ... Rxc4  only move

18. ... Rc8   again only move

19. ... Qc7   Still frightened of k-side castling - and both minor pieces looking awkward - did not like the position but carried on with the theme.

20. ... Nb6   Now I needed Nc5 to work when I could probably just survive. Obviously this would be a blunder allowing Bxc5 & d6. So what do I do with this Knight - I think about now I was starting to get worried.

21. ... Nc4   looks impressive, but doesn't actually do a lot!

22. ... a4    trying to make something happen!

23. ... Na5   wanting to play b3 without giving up a pawn 

24. ... Nb7   trying to swing the knight back to c5.....

25. ... hxg5  well run out of ideas - thought I could swap off the inactive rook

26. ... Rxh1  only move

27. ... Qa5   running out of decent moves - at least threatens d5 and perhaps something down the a-file.

28. ... axb3  hoping for 29.fxe7?? - lol

29. ... Bf8   lots of moves lose quickly - and I still do not have a threat

30. ... Bxg7  only move

31. ... Ke7   Kingside attack has broken through

32. ... Rd8   I thought I could not allow Qd7+

33. ... resigns  [lots of nice mating patterns - my fav - fxg6 Qe6+ Kf8 Nh7#]

Why did I lose? Well between moves 20 and 24 I made 4 Knight moves Nd7-b6-c4-a5-b7 where it ended up dysfunctional! "

"I think this shows the importance of not only developing pieces, but making sure they have scope/usefulness. My two minor pieces were seriously ineffectual, and so I could not cope with your king side build up. Just one small point - When I was abandoning K-side castling as an idea (as too dangerous [rather ironic!!]) - I was always looking for a position with the king "safe" on d7/e7. But I felt I needed the Bishop (e7) for this - so hence avoiding exchanging it when I could. However, my queenside counter play never really took off - so if I was to replay the game - I would endeavour to get the knight to c5 by all means possible - and I am assuming this can be done! Then maybe the Black Q-side initiative would deflect White.... [one can but hope - lol], Thanks

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