(1) Howell,David (2616) - Neverov,Valeriy (2544) [B81]
Hastings Masters Hastings/UK (4.1), 31.12.2010
This move, which was the legendary Bobby Fischer's idea against the Najdorf, has recently experienced something of a revival in popularity. 6...e6
A dreadful blunder, which effectively ends the game at once. Neverov evidently forgot "Nunn's Law", which states that "Loose piece drop off". Observe, please, the loose prelate on b7... 10.e5!
is equally hopeless.] 11.exf6
White has two minor pieces for a rook and pawn. On the face of it, this may sound like little or no material advantage at all, but in fact, in such a middlegame, the advantage is almost decisive at GM level. The problem for Black is that two pieces are better than one - White can attack a weakness twice, whilst Black can only defend it once. 13...0-0
having manoeuvered his pieces into position, Howell starts a decisive attack on the enemy king. 24...Ne7