(1) Bareev,E (2714) - Sokolov,I (2706) [D17]
GMA Wijk aan Zee NED (11), 23.01.2004
[Mig/Deep Fritz 8]

D17: Slav Defence: 5 a4 Bf5: Lines with 6 Nh4 and 6 Ne5

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Nb6 8.Ne5 a5 9.g3 e6 10.Bg2 Bb4 11.0-0 0-0 12.e3 h6 13.Qe2 Bh7 14.Rd1 Nfd7 15.Nxd7 Nxd7 16.e4 Qe7 17.Be3 Rfd8 18.d5 exd5 19.exd5 Rac8N
[ 19...Bxc3 20.dxc6 Bf6 21.cxd7 Rxd7 22.Rxd7 Qxd7 23.Qb5 Qxb5 24.axb5 Bxb2 25.Ra2 Bc3 26.Bxb7 Rb8 27.Bc6 Bb1 28.Ra3 Bb4 29.Ra1 Bd3 30.b6 f5 31.b7 Ba6 32.Bd5+ Kh7 33.Bf4 Bxb7 34.Bxb8 Ruck,R-Berkes,F/Heviz 2003/CBM 96/1-0 (42)]

20.Rac1 Ne5 21.h3 Re8 22.Ne4 cxd5 23.Rxc8
[ 23.Rxd5? Rxc1+ 24.Bxc1 Nc6-+ ]

23...Rxc8 24.Rxd5 Rd8
[ 24...Bg6!? ]

25.Bc5+/- Qc7 26.Rxd8+ Qxd8 27.Bxb4 axb4 28.Nc5 Qd4 29.Nb3 Qd6 30.Bxb7 Bd3 31.Qe3 Bc4 32.Nd4 Qc7 33.Bg2 Ba6?
[ >=33...Qc5+- ]

34.Nc6 Nxc6 35.Qe8+ Kh7 36.Qxc6
[ 36.Bxc6?! g5+- ]

36...Qa5 37.Qd5 Qxd5 38.Bxd5 Kg6 39.a5
[ >=39.Bg2!? Kf5 40.Bf1 Bxf1 41.Kxf1 Ke5+- ]

Allowing a pretty win, but Black is lost in any case. [ 39...Kf6 40.f4 ( 40.Bg2? Now this trick doesn't work. The black king makes it into the square of the a-pawn. 40...Ke5 41.Bf1 Bxf1 42.Kxf1 Kd5 ) 40...Ke7 41.Kf2+- ]

[ 40.Bg2 f4 41.Bf1+- Bb7 42.a6 Ba8 43.gxf4 Kf5 44.Bg2 Bxg2 45.Kxg2 Kxf4 46.a7 ] 1-0