Wijk aan Zee 2009

(1) Aronian - Van Wely [D15]
Corus Chess 2009 Wijk aan Zee (8), 2009

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 a6 5.Nc3 b5 6.c5 g6 7.Bd3 Bg7 8.e4 dxe4 9.Nxe4 Bg4 10.Nxf6+ Bxf6 11.a4 b4 12.Be4 a5 13.Be3 0-0 14.h4 Qd7 15.h5 Bf5 16.Qd3 Qd5 17.Bxd5 Bxd3 18.Bb3 Be4 19.0-0-0 Bd5 20.Bxd5 cxd5 21.Ne5 Rd8 22.Rh3 Bxe5 23.dxe5 Nc6 24.Bg5 Kg7 25.hxg6 fxg6 26.g4 d4 27.Rdh1 h5 28.gxh5 Rd5 29.f4 d3 30.Kd2 Nd4 31.Rxd3 Rad8 32.h6+ Kf7 33.Kd1 Ke6 34.h7 Rh8 35.Rh6 Kf5 36.Bxe7 [36.c6 Ke4 37.Rhh3 is one win pointed out by Sergey Shipov.] 36...Ke4 37.Rd2 Rd7 38.Bf6 Rdxh7 39.Rxd4+ Kxd4 40.e6+ Kd3 41.Rxh7 Rxh7 42.Ke1 Rc7 43.Bd8 Rxc5 44.e7 Rc1+ 45.Kf2 Rc2+ 46.Kf3 Re2 47.Bxa5 Rxe7 48.Bxb4 Re4 49.Bc3 Rxa4 50.Kg4 1/2-1/2

(2) Ivanchuk - Karjakin [B92]
Corus Chess 2009 Wijk aan Zee (8), 2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 a6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Be3 Be6 10.Qd2 Nbd7 11.a4 Qc7 12.Rfd1 Rac8 13.a5 Nc5 14.Nxc5 dxc5 15.Qe1 Rfd8 16.Rxd8+ Rxd8 17.f3 c4 18.Na4 Nd7 19.Qc3 f6 20.b3 Rc8 21.b4 Qc6 22.Qa3 f5 23.b5 axb5 24.Qxe7 bxa4 25.Rd1 Nf8 26.Rd6 Re8 27.Rxc6 Rxe7 28.Bc5 Rd7? [A fatal slip. he should guard the back rank with 28...Re8 29.Rc7 when he has no real problems, eg. 29...fxe4 30.fxe4 Nd7 ] 29.Rb6 Black's problem is that as well as 30.Bxf8, White also threatens 30.a6 bxa6 31.Rb8. 29...fxe4 30.fxe4 c3 31.Kf2 [31.Bxf8 Kxf8 32.Rxe6 Rd2 is less clear.] 31...Ba2 32.a6 bxa6 33.Rb8 Rf7+ 34.Ke3 g6 35.Bd6 Rf6 36.Rd8 a3 37.Bxa3 Kg7 38.Bd6 Rf7 39.Bxe5+ Kh6 40.Bxa6 Ne6 41.Rc8 1-0

(3) Wang Yue - Morozevich [D85]
Corus Chess 2009 Wijk aan Zee (8), 2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Bd2 Nb6 6.Bf4 Bg7 7.e3 c5 8.dxc5 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 Qxd1+ 10.Rxd1 N6d7 11.Bb5 a6 12.Ba4 f6 13.Bxb8 Rxb8 14.Ne2 e6 15.Nd4 Ke7 16.Nb3 f5 17.Rd4 Nf6 18.Na5 Ne4 19.Rc4 e5 20.f3 Nf6 21.Rb4 Be6 22.c4 Rhc8 23.0-0 Nd7 24.c6 bxc6 25.Rxb8 Nxb8 26.Rb1 Kf6 27.Kf2 g5 28.Rb6 Nd7 29.Rxc6 Nc5 30.Rxc8 Bxc8 31.Bc2 Ke7 32.Ke2 Kd6 33.Kd2 h5 34.Kc3 h4 35.Nb3 f4 36.exf4 exf4 37.h3 Bb7 38.Bf5 Bc6 39.Kd4 Ne6+ 40.Bxe6 Kxe6 41.Nc5+ Kf6 42.Nxa6 g4 43.hxg4 h3 44.gxh3 Bxf3 45.Nc5 1-0

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