Linares 2005

(1) Adams,Mi (2741) - Vallejo Pons,F (2686) [B90]
XXII SuperGM Linares ESP (4), 26.02.2005

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 Ng4 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Bg3 Bg7 10.h3 Ne5 11.Be2 Nbc6 12.Nb3 b5 13.Nd5 Nc4 14.Bxc4 bxc4 15.Nd2 Bxb2 16.Rb1 Be5 17.Nxc4 Bxg3 18.fxg3 Be6 19.0-0 Rb8 20.Rb3 Rb5 21.Kh2 0-0 22.Nce3 Ne5 23.c4 Rc5 24.Qh5 Kh7 25.Rb7 Re8 26.Nf5 Bxf5 27.exf5 Rf8 28.Nxe7 Qa8 29.Rfb1 Rb5 30.cxb5 Qxb7 31.f6 Qe4 32.Rf1 Rh8 33.Nf5 Kg8 34.bxa6 1-0

(2) Anand,V (2786) - Kasimdzhanov,R (2678) [C88]
XXII SuperGM Linares ESP (4), 26.02.2005

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.h3 Bb7 9.d3 d6 10.a4 Na5 11.Ba2 c5 12.Nbd2 Nc6 13.Nf1 Nd7 14.Ne3 Nb6 15.Nf5 Bc8 16.Nxe7+ Qxe7 17.Bg5 Qc7 18.Nh4 Be6 19.Nf5 c4 20.dxc4 Nxc4 21.b3 Nb6 22.c4 bxc4 23.bxc4 Nd7 24.Qxd6 Qxd6 25.Nxd6 Nc5 26.Be3 Nd4 27.Rad1 Rab8 28.Bb1 Nxa4 29.Bxd4 exd4 30.Rxd4 Rb2 31.e5 Nc5 32.Bf5 a5 33.Bxe6 1/2-1/2

(3) Topalov,V (2757) - Leko,P (2749) [B33]
XXII SuperGM Linares ESP (4), 26.02.2005

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Nd5 Be7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.c3 0-0 12.Nc2 Bg5 13.a4 bxa4 14.Rxa4 a5 15.Bc4 Rb8 16.b3 Kh8 17.Nce3 g6 18.h4 Bxh4 19.g3 Bg5 20.f4 exf4 21.gxf4 Bh4+ 22.Kd2 Ne7 23.Kc1 Nxd5 24.Nxd5 Be6 25.Qd4+ Kg8 26.Ra2 Bxd5 27.Qxd5 Qf6 28.Qd2 Bg3 29.Rf1 h5 30.Rxa5 Ra8 31.e5 Qf5 32.Rxa8 Rxa8 33.Kb2 h4 34.Qxd6 Re8 35.Bb5 Rf8 36.Bd3 Qe6 37.Qd4 Qe7 38.Bc4 Kh7 39.b4 h3 40.Qd3 Qh4 41.f5 Bf4 42.e6 fxe6 43.Qd7+ Kh6 44.fxe6? [44.fxg6 Rf6 45.Bd3 (or even 45.Qh7+ Kg5 46.Rg1+ Bg3 47.Rxg3+ Qxg3 48.g7 winning) 45...Rxg6 46.Bxg6 Kxg6 47.Qxe6+ and with rook and pawn for a bishop White easily wins] 44...Bc1+ 45.Rxc1 Qxc4 46.e7 Ra8 There is a deadly threat: ...Qa2 mate! 47.Qxh3+ Kg7 48.e8N+ Kg8! better than taking the knight 49.Nf6+ Kf7 50.Qd7+ Kxf6 White had to give the knight to defuse the mate threat. 51.Qd4+ Qxd4 52.cxd4 g5 and now the black pawn is fast and strong, the black king is well situated and White can no longer win. 53.Rc6+ Kf5 54.b5 g4 55.Kb3 g3 56.Rc1 Ke4 57.Rg1 1/2-1/2

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