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Konstantin Sakaev

Konstantin Sakaev,
grandmaster

Sakaev, Konstantin (2648) - Kobalija, Mihail (2573)
Russian Men Championship,
Moscow, 1999, round 5.1
[D20]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5

Diagram 1

6. Nh4 e6 7. Nxf5 exf5 8. e3 Bb4 9. Bxc4 O-O 10. O-O Nbd7

Diagram 2

11. Qc2 g6 12. f3 Nb6?!

12...Rc8

13. Bb3 a5

Diagram 3

14. Qf2 N

14. Kh1 Re8 ( 14...c5 15. Qf2 [ 15. Nb5 Rc8 16. Qf2 White has a little advantage ; 15. Na2 cxd4 16. Nxb4 axb4 17. exd4 Qxd4 18. Bg5 With unclear play ] 15...Qe7 16. Bd2 Rad8 17. Rad1 White has a little advantage ) 15. e4!? ( 15. Qf2 c5 16. Bd2 White has a little advantage With idea 16... f4?! 17. Rad1! White has the upper hand )

Diagram 4

15...Qxd4 ( 15...fxe4? 16. fxe4 Qxd4 17. Bg5

Diagram 5

17...Be7 [ 17...Nbd7 18. Rad1 Qe5 19. Bxf7+ White has a decisive advantage ] 18. Rad1 Qe5 19. Bxf6 Bxf6 20. Qf2 White has a decisive advantage ) 16. exf5 Nfd5! ( 16...Nbd5? 17. fxg6 hxg6 18. Bg5 White has the upper hand , E.Gleizerov - D.Djaparidze, Katowice, 1991) 17. fxg6 hxg6

Diagram 6

18. Ne4 ( 18. Bg5?! Bxc3 19. Rad1 [ 19. bxc3 Qxc3 Black has a little advantage ] 19...Qe5 20. f4 Qe2 Black has a little advantage ) 18...f5! With unclear play

14...Kg7?!

14...c5?! 15. Na2! White has the upper hand ; 14...Qe7!? 15. e4!? ( 15. Bd2 c5 16. Rad1 White has a little advantage ) 15...fxe4 16. Bg5 e3

Diagram 7

17. Qh4 ( 17. Bxe3 White has a little advantage ) 17...Nbd7 18. Rfe1 Rae8 19. Rxe3

Diagram 8

19...Qd6 ( 19...Qxe3+!? 20. Bxe3 Rxe3 21. Re1 White has a little advantage ) 20. Rae1 Rxe3 21. Rxe3 White has a little advantage

15. Bd2 Qd6

15...Qe7 16. Rae1 With attack

16. Rad1 Rad8 17. Kh1 Qe7

Diagram 9

18. Rfe1 White has the upper hand c5 19. Qh4

19. Nb5 White has a little advantage

Diagram 10

19...c4?

19...Ng8 The only move 20. Qg3 Nf6 White has the upper hand

20. Bc2 Nh5 21. Qf2!

21. Qxe7 Bxe7 22. Nb5 ( 22. Na2!? ) 22...Bb4 23. Bc3 White has the upper hand

21...Qf6

Diagram 11

22. e4! fxe4

Better is 22...f4

23. g4! White has a decisive advantage Nf4 24. Nxe4 Qc6 25. Bxf4 Bxe1 26. Rxe1 Nd7

Diagram 12

27. g5! Rfe8 28. Kg2 Kg8 29. Rd1 f5

Diagram 13

30. d5 Qa6 31. Nd6 Re7 32. Re1 1:0

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