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Konstantin Sakaev

Konstantin Sakaev,
grandmaster

Fominyh, Alexander (2552) - Sakaev, Konstantin (2648)
Russian Men Championship,
Moscow, 1999, round 3.1
[E15]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. Qb3 Nc6 6. Bd2 Bb7 7. d5

Diagram 1

7...Ne7!

7...exd5 8. cxd5 Ne7 9. d6 cxd6 With unclear play

8. dxe6 fxe6 9. Bg2 Nf5 10. O-O Bc5 Black has a little advantage

Diagram 2

11. Nc3 O-O 12. Qc2 Qe8 13. Bg5

13. e4 Qh5! Black has the upper hand

13...Ng4!

13...Qh5 14. Bxf6 Rxf6 15. Ne4 =

14. h3

14. Ne4 Qg6! Black has the upper hand

Diagram 3

14...Nxf2! 15. Rxf2 Nxg3

Diagram 4

16. Qd2?

16. Qd3 The only move

  A) 16...e5 17. e4 Bxf2+ ( 17...Rf4?! 18. Bxf4 exf4 19. Nd4 Qe5 20. Rd1 White has the upper hand ) 18. Kxf2 Nh5 With unclear play

  B) 16...Qg6? 17. Qxg6 hxg6 18. e3 Rf5 19. Bf4! ( 19. Kh2 Nh5! With compensation ) 19...Rxf4 20. exf4 Rf8

Diagram 5

21. b4! Bxb4 22. Ne2 Nxe2+ 23. Rxe2 Rxf4 24. Rf1 Bc5+ 25. Kh1 White has the upper hand

  C) 16...d5!? 17. Be3 ( 17. cxd5 exd5 With attack ) 17...dxc4 18. Qd2 Rd8 19. Qc1 Qh5 20. Bxc5 Qxc5 21. Qg5 Nf5 With compensation With idea 22. e4 Rd3!

  D) 16...Qh5 17. Be3 e5 18. Nd2 ( 18. Qd2 e4 19. Nd4 Qe5 With attack ) 18...Bxg2 ( 18...e4 19. Ndxe4 )

Diagram 6

    D1) 19. Kxg2 Bxe3

      D1a) 20. Rxf8+ Rxf8 21. Qxe3 Nf5 22. Qd3 Qg5+ 23. Kh2 Ne3

Diagram 7

24. Rg1 ( 24. Qe4 Rf2+ 25. Kh1 Qg3 Black has a decisive advantage ) 24...Rf2+ 25. Kh1 Qf4 26. Nf3 Rxf3 27. exf3 Qxf3+ 28. Kh2 Ng4+ Black has a decisive advantage

      D1b) 20. Qxe3 Nf5 21. Rxf5 ( 21. Qe4 Qg6+ Black has a decisive advantage ; 21. Qd3 Qg5+ 22. Kh2 Ne3 23. Nf3 Qf4+ 24. Kh1 Rf7 25. Qe4 Raf8! Black has the upper hand ) 21...Rxf5

Diagram 8

        D1b1) 22. Nf3 Raf8 23. Nd5 Qg6+ 24. Kh2 Qd6 25. Qe4 c6 26. Ne3 ( 26. Nc3 Qe6 27. Rd1 Rh5 Black has a decisive advantage )

Diagram 9

26...Rxf3 27. exf3 Rf4 28. Qc2 Rxf3 29. Rd1 Qe6 30. Ng4 h5 31. Nf2 e4 Black has a decisive advantage

        D1b2) 22. Rf1 Qg6+ 23. Kh2 Rxf1 24. Nxf1 Rf8 25. Ng3 Qe6 Black has the upper hand

    D2) 19. Bxc5 Qxh3 20. Rxf8+ Rxf8 21. Bxf8 Bc6 Black has the upper hand ( 21...Bh1 22. Kf2 With unclear play )

    D3) 19. Rxg2! Qxh3 20. Rh2 Qg4 21. Qxh7+ Kf7 22. Bxc5 bxc5 With unclear play

  E) 16...Bxf2+ 17. Kxf2 Nh5 With unclear play

16...Nf5! Black has the upper hand 17. Re1

17. e4 Nd6 Black has the upper hand

17...Qh5 18. Bf4 Bxf2+ 19. Kxf2

Diagram 10

19...Nh4 20. Qe3 Nxg2 21. Kxg2 Qh4 22. Bg3

22. Bxc7? Qxe1 Black has a decisive advantage

22...Qxc4 Black has a decisive advantage 23. Rd1 Qc6

Diagram 11

24. Rd4 Rae8 25. Re4 Rf5 26. Kh2 Qc5 27. Nd4 Bxe4 28. Nxe4

Diagram 12

28...Re5! 29. Qd3 Rxe4 30. Qxe4 d6 31. Nf3 a5 32. a3 Qd5 33. Qc2 Qc5 34. Qe4 Qb5 35. Qc2 h6

Diagram 13

36. Nd4 Qd7 37. Qe4 e5 38. Nf3 Rf8 39. a4 Qf5 40. Qc6 Rf7 41. Qc4 g5 42. Ne1 h5

Diagram 14

43. Ng2 h4 44. Be1 Kh7 45. Bd2 Rg7 46. Be3 e4 47. Bd4 Re7 48. Qc6 Qf7 49. Kg1 Qe6 50. Qa8

Diagram 15

50...c5 51. Qh8+ Kg6 52. Bf2 Re8 53. Qc3 Rf8 54. Be1 d5 55. Qb3 Rf6 56. Qb5 d4

Diagram 16

57. e3 d3 58. Bc3 Rf3 59. Qa6 Rxh3 60. Qb7 Rf3 61. Qg7+ Kh5 62. Qh8+ Kg4 63. Be1 h3

Diagram 17

64. Nf4 gxf4 65. Qh4+ Kf5 66. Qh5+ Kf6 67. Bc3+ Ke7 68. Qg5+ Kd7 69. exf4 Kc6 0:1

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