(1) Gelfand,Boris - Leko,Peter [A40]
Miskolc Rapid, 25.08.2010
[Berkes/Meszaros]



1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 9.Be2 Bb7 10.h4 g4 11.Ne5 Rg8 12.Bxg4 Nbd7 13.Nxd7 Qxd7 14.Bf3 c5N
Important novelty. The earlier continuation with 0-0-0 was too dangerous for Black.

15.dxc5
[15.d5 exd5 16.e5~~ ; 15.e5 Nd5 16.Ne4~~ ]

15...Qxd1+ 16.Rxd1 a6 17.e5 Bxf3 18.gxf3 Nh5 19.Ne4 Rc8


20.Bf4!!
With this fantastic move White is fighting for the initiative. Otherwise his bishop on g3 is out of play. [20.Nd6+ Bxd6 21.Rxd6 (21.cxd6 Kd7=/+ ) 21...Rxc5 22.Rxa6 Kd7 23.Rg1 Nf4<=> ; 20.b4 cxb3 21.axb3 Bxc5 22.Ke2 Be7 23.Ra1 Rc2+ 24.Ke3 Rc6 25.Rhd1 Ng7<=> ]

20...f5[]
[20...Nxf4?? 21.Nf6+ Ke7 22.Rd7# ]

21.Nd6+ Bxd6 22.cxd6 Rc5 23.Bxh6 Rxe5+ 24.Kd2 Kd7 25.Bg5 b4 26.a3


26...Rb8!~~
Black loses flexibility of his pawn structure for the activity of his rooks. [26...a5 27.axb4 axb4 28.Ra1-> ; 26...c3+ 27.bxc3 bxa3 28.Rb1 Ra5 29.Rb7+ Kxd6 30.Ra1 e5 31.Rb3+/- ; 26...Rd5+ 27.Kc2 Rxd1 28.Rxd1 a5 29.axb4 axb4 30.Rd4 Rc8 31.f4 Rc6+/- Xh5N,c4,b4P]

27.axb4 Rxb4 28.Kc2 Rb3 29.Be3 f4 30.Bd4 Re2+ 31.Kc1 e5 32.Bc3 Rxf2 33.Rhe1 Ng3 34.Rd2


34...Rxd2?!
This is the first step on the road to the hell! [34...Rxf3 35.Rxe5 Re3 36.Rg5 Ne2+ 37.Kc2 Nxc3 38.Rg7+ Kd8 39.Rg8+ Kd7= ]

35.Kxd2 e4! 36.fxe4 Kxd6 37.h5! Nxh5?!
[37...Rb5 38.e5+ Ke6 39.h6 a5 in the press-conference the players thought this was the easiest way for a draw.]

38.Ke2 Rb5 39.Ra1 Rg5 40.Rxa6+ Kd7 41.e5 Ng7 42.Rd6+! Ke7 43.Rc6 Ne6 44.Rxc4 Kf7 45.Rc6 Rg2+ 46.Kf3 Rg1 47.Ke4 Rf1 48.b4 f3 49.Ke3
In the time-trouble Black had real chance to survive the difficulties, but Black miscalculated.

49...f2?
[49...Rc1 50.b5 (50.Kxf3 Nd4+ 51.Bxd4 Rxc6= ) 50...Rb1 51.b6 Rb3! 52.Kf2 Ng5!= ]

50.Ke2 Rh1 51.Kxf2 Rh3 52.b5 Rh1 53.b6 Rb1 54.Ke3+-
The final part of the game doesn't need so much commentary!

54...Ke7 55.Ke4 Rb5 56.Kd3 Nd8 57.Kc4 Rb1 58.Rh6 Kd7 59.Rd6+ Ke8 60.Bb4 Rb2 61.Kb5 Re2 62.Bc3 Ke7 63.Rh6 Kd7 64.Rh7+ Kc8 65.Rh8 Kd7 66.Rh7+ Kc8 67.Rc7+ Kb8 68.Re7 Kc8 69.Bb4 Rb2 70.Rc7+ Kb8 71.Kc4 Rc2+ 72.Kd5 Rb2 73.Be7 Rd2+ 74.Ke4 Ne6 75.Rc6 Re2+ 76.Kd5 Nf4+ 77.Kd4 Kb7 78.Rh6 Rb2 79.Bc5 Ne2+ 80.Kd3 Nf4+ 81.Ke4 Ne2 82.e6 Nc3+ 83.Kd4 Nb5+ 84.Kc4 Ka6 85.e7 Re2 86.b7+
Fine technique by Gelfand! 1-0