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Konstantin Sakaev

Konstantin Sakaev,
grandmaster

Sakaev, Konstantin (2648) - Ibragimov, Ildar (2554)
Russian Men Championship,
Moscow, 1999, round 4.1
[E15]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Bxc4 Nb6 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Ne2 Bg4 8. f3 Be6 9. Nbc3

Diagram 1

9...Nb4?! N 10. Be4 c6 11. a3

11. O-O Bc4 White has a little advantage

11...N4d5 12. O-O Qd7 13. Qc2

13. Bd3 Bf5!? 14. Ne4 e6 White has a little advantage

13...g6

13...f5!? 14. exf6 ( 14. Bd3 White has a little advantage ) 14...exf6 15. Bxh7 ( 15. Nf4!? White has a little advantage ) 15... O-O-O With compensation .

Diagram 2

14. Bd3! White has the upper hand Nxc3

14...f5 15. exf6 exf6 16. Ne4 White has the upper hand

15. bxc3 Bc4 16. a4!

Diagram 3

16...Bxd3 17. Qxd3 c5 18. a5 c4 19. Qc2 Nd5

Diagram 4

20. Nf4! e6 21. Nxd5 exd5 22. f4

22. Bg5 Be7 23. Bxe7 ( 23. Bh6 O-O-O! ) 23...Qxe7 24. f4

Diagram 5

24...f5! 25. exf6 Qe3+! 26. Kh1 O-O White has a little advantage

22...Qf5

Diagram 6

23. Qa4+

23. Qxf5? gxf5 24. Rb1 O-O-O =

23...Qd7 24. f5

24. Qxd7+ Kxd7 25. f5 Be7 White has a little advantage

24...Qxa4 25. Rxa4 gxf5

25...Be7 26. f6

Diagram 7

26...Bd8 ( 26...Bf8 27. g4! Kd7 28. Be3 g5 29. Kg2 h5 30. h3 hxg4 31. hxg4 Rh4 32. Kg3 White has a decisive advantage ) 27. e6 White has a decisive advantage

26. Rxf5 Be7

Diagram 8

27. Bg5! Bxg5 28. Rxg5 Rd8 29. Rb4 Rd7 30. Rb2 Ke7

Diagram 9

31. Rf2 b5 32. axb6 axb6 33. Rgf5 Rf8 34. Rf6 Rb7

34...b5 35. Rb6 White has a decisive advantage

Diagram 10

35. e6?

35. Rd6 White has a decisive advantage

35...Ke8 36. R2f5 Re7 37. exf7+ Rexf7 38. Rxf7 Rxf7 39. Rxd5

39. Rxf7 Kxf7 40. g4 h5!

39...Ra7 White has a little advantage

Diagram 11

40. Rb5 Ra3 41. Rxb6 Rxc3 42. Rh6 Rd3 43. Rxh7 Rxd4 44. Kf2 c3

Diagram 12

45. Rc7 Rd2+ 46. Kf3 Rd3+ 47. Kg4 Rd2 48. Kh3 c2 49. g4 Kd8 50. Rc4 Ke7 51. Kg3 Ke6 52. Rc8 Ke5

Diagram 13

53. h4 Rd3+ 54. Kg2 Rd2+ 55. Kf3 Rd3+ 56. Ke2 Rd4 1/2:1/2

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