(1) Radjabov,Teimour - Nisipeanu,Liviu Dieter [B01]
Kings' Tournament Bazna ROM (5), 18.06.2009
At high levels this retreat of the queen is advocated by the Russian-Dutch Grandmaster Sergey Tiviakov. Black usually gets a slightly passive, but very solid position.
is not problematic for Black either.]
White's only hope for advantage in such positions is connected with the fact that he has more space, therefore Nisipeanu's last move is a very important part of Black's plan - to exchange pieces. [10...0-0
would be inaccurate in view of 11.Bf4
and White has more chances to get an advantage.]
[The alternative was 11.Ne5
is a dream position for Black in this opening.]
A very strong and ambitious move, preventing White from castle.
This is a recognition that Black has solved all his opening problems. The problem is that in spite of multitude of options it is far from easy to refute Black's play. [In all bellow mentioned variations Black has at least equal chances: 13.Bf4
It is important for Black to prevent the further advance of White's a-pawn.
Black has completed development and the position became completely equal.