(1) Zhao Jun (2580) - Xiu Deshun (2508) [E26]
ch-CHN 2011 Xinghua Jiangsu CHN (9), 08.04.2011

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 c5 6.e3 b6 7.Bd3 Nc6 8.Ne2 Ba6 9.e4 0-0 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bh4 g5
Whether now or after White plays e5, g5 will have to be played, so Black decides to get it out of the way.

12.Bg3 d6 13.f4 Na5 14.fxg5 hxg5 15.0-0 Nh5

The sheer imagination and depth are flabbergasting.

16...Qxd6 17.e5 Qe7 18.Ng3!
This seemingly innocuous move is in fact a deflection and not an exchange!


Down two pieces, White ensures the kingside remains cut off with this move. [19.hxg3?! f5 and the attack is harder to conduct.]

[19...Bxc4 to try and take some of the steam out of White's attack by exchanging pieces, doesn't quite do it. 20.hxg3 Bxd3 21.Qxd3 The problem is that White still has a myriad of threats, whether the simplistic Qd2-Qxg5, to Raf1 with queen or even a d5 thrust if called for. A sample line might go 21...Kg7 22.Qe3 Rh8 23.Raf1 Rag8 24.Qxg5+ Kf8 25.Rxf7+ Qxf7 26.Rxf7+ Kxf7 27.Qf6+ Ke8 28.Qxe6+ Kd8 29.d5! ]

Black isn't given a moment's respite.

20...Rg8 21.hxg3 Nb7
Desperately trying to bring some support for f7

22.Raf1 Nd8 23.Qe4 Qb7 24.d5 Rh8

Just incredible.

[If 25...Kf8 then 26.dxe6 and there is no defense against Rxf7+.]

26.Rxg6+ Kh7
The final windmill is an inescapable mating net.

27.Rxg5+ Kh6 28.Rg6+ Kh7 29.Rg4+ Kh6 30.Rf6+ Kh5 31.Rh4+
The next move is mate. 1-0