(1) Kamsky,Gata (2705) - Morovic Fernandez,Ivan (2580)
39th Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 Khanty-Mansiysk/Russia (3), 23.09.2010



1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 Ne7 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 b6
Black's main alternative to the ...c5 lines, the idea being to solve the Bc8 quandry.

7.Qg4 Ng6 8.a4
A rare continuation though. 8.h4 is the usual path.

8...Ba6 9.Bxa6 Nxa6 10.h4 h5 11.Qe2 Nb8 12.Bg5 Qd7 13.a5 Nc6 14.axb6 cxb6 15.Qf3
By playing the queen to f3 instead of Nf3, White keeps the h5 pawn under fire, making kingside castling impossible.

15...Nge7 16.Ne2 0-0-0
Very risky and putting the king under fire. [16...Na5 was certainly worth consideration, though if it does not work out, then something earlier will need to be found. 17.0-0 Nf5 18.Nf4 g6 19.Bf6 Rf8 This may not look great for black, but the alternative is queenside castling which came under heavy attack in the game.]

17.Nf4 g6 18.0-0 Kb7 19.Rfb1 Rb8










20.c4! Nxd4
[The alternative 20...dxc4 was no better. 21.Bxe7 Qxe7 22.Ne2 Rhc8 (22...Qd7 23.Nc3 Qxd4? 24.Nb5 Qd7 25.Rxa7+ ) 23.Nc3 a6 24.d5! Nxe5 25.Qe4 Qd6 26.Rxa6!! Kxa6 27.Ra1+ Kb7 28.Ra7+ Kxa7 29.Nb5+ Ka6 30.Nxd6+- ]

21.Qa3 Nec6 22.c3! Nf5 23.cxd5 exd5 24.Rb5 Ka8 25.Nxd5 Na5 26.Qb4 Qc6










27.Nxb6+!!
Kamsky misses nothing in this game, and delivers surgically precise shots throughout.

27...Rxb6
[27...axb6 28.Raxa5+ bxa5 29.Rxa5+ Qa6 30.Rxa6# ]

28.Qxa5 Rb7 29.Rxb7 Qxb7 30.Bd8 Kb8










31.e6!
Threatening Qe5+ winning the rook.

31...Re8 32.Bc7+! Kc8
[32...Qxc7 33.Qb5+ Qb7 34.Qxe8+ ]

33.exf7 Rf8 34.Re1 Rxf7 35.Re8+ Kd7 36.Rd8+ 1-0