### (1) Bacrot,Etienne (2720) - Wang,Yue (2732) [C42]

Pearl Spring Chess Tournament Nanjing/China (9), 29.10.2010

* [Romain Edouard]*

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1.e4
e5
2.Nf3
Nf6
3.Nxe5
d6
4.Nf3
Nxe4
5.d4
d5
6.Bd3
Nc6
7.0-0
Be7
8.Nc3
Nxc3
[8...Bf5!?
is another fashionable possibility. There follows 9.Qe1 or 9.Re1.]

9.bxc3
Bg4
[9...0-0
10.h3!
is just better for White: Black's white-squared bishop is lacking potential and White has some free play on the kingside.]

10.Re1
0-0
11.Bf4
Bh5!?
[11...Bd6
12.Bxd6
Bxf3
* (12...cxd6!?
13.Re3!
*and Black has constant problems, facing both Qe2/Re1 ideas and Rb1-Rb5 ideas. Still, I believe this should also be critical.*) *13.Qxf3
* (13.Bxc7
Bxd1
14.Bxd8
Bxc2=
) *13...Qxd6
14.Re3!
and the last important game in this line was the following: 14...Rae8
15.Rae1
Rxe3
16.Rxe3
g6
17.h4
Nb8
18.h5
Nd7
19.g4
Nf6
20.h6
Kh8
21.Re5
c6
22.c4
Ng8
23.Qe3
dxc4
24.Bxc4
g5
25.Rxg5
Nxh6
26.Qe4
f6
27.Rh5
f5
28.gxf5
Nxf5
29.Be6
Qxd4
30.Rxh7+
1-0 Leko,P (2751)-Kasimdzhanov,R (2695)/Nalchik RUS 2009]

12.Rb1
Rb8
Better not to weaken anything.

13.Qe2
Bd6
14.Qe3
Qd7!
[14...Bxf4
15.Qxf4
Bxf3
16.Qxf3
Qd6
This position is similar to the game Leko-Kasimdzhanov mentioned above. Actually, even exactly the same, except with the Rb1 and ...Rb8 moves included! 17.Re3
g6
18.h4
Kg7
19.h5
Rfe8
20.Rbe1
Rxe3
21.Qxe3
a6
22.a4
Qa3
23.Be2
Qd6
24.Bf3
Rd8
25.h6+
Kf8
26.c4
Qf6
27.Qa3+
Qd6
28.Qe3
Qf6
29.Qa3+
Qd6
30.Qc3
Qb4
31.Qxb4+
1/2-1/2 Sasikiran,K (2677)-Wang,Y (2698)/Vishakapatnam IND 2008]

15.Ng5N
An interesting try, but apparently a draw by force. Sometimes (often?) the opponent knows or finds the best defense, but what can you do? [15.Ne5
Bxe5
16.dxe5
Bg6
17.Bxg6
hxg6
18.Rbd1
Qe6
19.Bg5
Rbe8
20.Qd2
Nxe5
21.Bf4
Qf5
22.Bxe5
Rxe5
23.Rxe5
Qxe5
24.Qxd5
Qxc3
25.Qxb7
Qxc2
26.Qb3
Qxb3
27.axb3
Rb8
28.Rd3
Kf8
29.Rc3
Rb7
30.Re3
Rb6
31.Kf1
Re6
32.Rc3
c6
33.Rc4
Ke8
34.Rd4
Re5
35.h4
Ke7
36.g3
Ke6
37.Kg2
Rb5
38.Rd3
a5
39.g4
Rd5
40.Rf3
Rd4
41.Kg3
c5
42.Re3+
Kd7
43.f3
Rb4
44.f4
Kc6
45.h5
gxh5
46.gxh5
Rb7
47.Kg4
Kd5
48.Kf5
Kd4
49.Rg3
f6
50.Kg6
a4
51.bxa4
c4
52.f5
c3
53.Rg1
c2
54.Rc1
Kc3
55.h6
gxh6
56.Kxf6
Kd2
57.Rh1
c1Q
58.Rxc1
Kxc1
59.a5
Ra7
60.Kg6
Rxa5
61.f6
Ra6
0-1 Smeets,J (2651)-Gelfand,B (2750)/FRA 2010]

15...h6
16.Nh3
Bg4!?
17.Qg3
Bxh3
18.Bxd6
cxd6
19.Qxh3
[19.gxh3
Rbe8
is just OK for Black.]

19...Qxh3
20.gxh3
Rfd8
21.Rb5
Kf8
22.Reb1
[22.Rxd5
Rbc8
probably makes almost no difference.]

22...b6
23.Rxd5
Rbc8
24.c4
Ke7
25.Re1+
Kf8
26.Rb1
Ke7
27.Re1+
Kf8
White is up a pawn, but we need only glance at the right side of the board (plus doubled c-pawns) to understand that Black enjoys full compensation.** 1/2-1/2**