(1) Carlsen,M (2776) - Ivanchuk,V (2779) [D81]
XXVI SuperGM Linares ESP (4), 22.02.2009



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Qb3 dxc4 5.Qxc4 Be6 6.Qb5+ Bd7 7.Qb3 c5 8.dxc5 Bg7 9.e4 Nc6 10.Nf3 Qa5 11.Bc4 0-0 12.0-0 Qxc5 13.Be3 Qh5 14.Be2 Qa5 15.Rfd1 Rfd8










16.Nd5
Perhaps a little too aggressive. [After 16.h3 Rac8 17.Rac1 White keeps a plus.]

16...Nxd5
[16...Nxe4 17.Qxb7 Rab8 18.Nxe7+! Nxe7 19.Qxe4 is slightly better for White]

17.exd5 Ne5 18.a4 Ng4 19.Bd4 Bxd4 20.Rxd4 Qb6 21.Qc3
[21.Qxb6 axb6 22.Nd2 Nf6 23.Ne4 Nxe4 24.Rxe4 Kf8 25.Rb4 Ra5 26.Rxb6 Rxa4 27.Rxa4 Bxa4 28.Rxb7 Rxd5= ]

21...Rac8 22.Bc4 e5! 23.dxe6 Bxe6 24.a5








[24.Rxd8+ Rxd8 25.Bxe6 Qxf2+ 26.Kh1 fxe6 favours Black]

24...Qxd4 25.Nxd4 Rxc4 26.Nxe6
The only move

26...Rxc3 27.Nxd8 Rb3
[27...Rc7!? ]

28.h3 Ne5 29.Re1 Nc6 30.Nxc6 bxc6 31.Re7 Rxb2 32.Rxa7 Ra2 33.Rc7 Rxa5 34.Rxc6 1/2-1/2