(1) Shirov,Alexei (2737) - Azmaiparashvili,Zurab (2693) [C41]
EU-chT (Men) 14th Plovdiv (6.1), 17.10.2003



1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3
[4.dxe5 dxe5 5.Qxd8+ Kxd8 6.Bc4 Ke8 ]

4...Nbd7 5.g4
[5.Bc4 Be7 6.0-0 c6 ]

5...Nxg4
[5...g6 6.h3 (6.g5 Nh5 7.Be3 Bg7 ) 6...-- (6...Bg7 7.Bg2 c6 8.a4 ) 7.Bg2 -- 8.0-0 ]

6.Rg1 Ngf6 7.Bc4 h6
[7...exd4 8.Qxd4 ; 7...Be7 8.Rxg7 ]

8.Be3
[8.dxe5 dxe5 9.Be3 ]

8...c6
[8...Nb6 9.Bb3 exd4 ]

9.Qd3
[9.dxe5 dxe5 10.Qd3 ]

9...Qc7
[9...b5 10.Bb3 Qc7 (10...Qa5 ) 11.dxe5 Nxe5 ]

10.0-0-0 b5 11.Bxb5 cxb5 12.dxe5
[12.Nxb5 ]

12...dxe5 13.Nxb5 Qa5 14.Qc4 Rb8 15.a4
[15.Nxe5 Qxb5 (15...Nxe5 16.Nc7+ Ke7 17.Qc5+ Qxc5 18.Bxc5# ) 16.Qxf7+ Kd8 ; 15.Rxg7 Qxb5 (15...Bxg7 16.Nd6+ Kd8 17.Nxf7+ Ke7 18.Nh4 Qa6 19.Ng6+ Ke8 20.Nd6+ Kd8 ) 16.Qxf7+ Kd8 17.Qxf6+ Kc7 18.Rgxd7+ Bxd7 19.Rxd7+ Kxd7 20.Nxe5+ Kc7 21.Qf7+ Kc8 22.Qe6+ Kb7 23.Qf7+ Kc8 ]

15...Qb4 16.Nxe5
[16.Qc7 Qxa4 17.Qxe5+ Be7 (17...Nxe5 18.Nc7+ Ke7 19.Bc5# ) ]

16...Qxc4 17.Nxc4 a6 18.Nbd6+ Bxd6 19.Nxd6+ Kf8 20.f4 Bb7 21.e5 Ne8
[21...Nd5 22.Nxb7 Nxe3 23.Rxd7 ]

22.Nxe8
[22.Nxf7 Kxf7 23.Rxd7+ Ke6 ; 22.Ba7 Bf3 (22...Ra8 23.Nxb7 ; 22...Nxd6 23.Bxb8 Nxb8 24.Rxd6 ) 23.Nxf7 Rb7 (23...Kxf7 24.Rxd7+ Ke6 25.Rd3 Rb7 26.f5+ Kxf5 (26...Kxe5 27.Bd4+ Kf4 28.Rf1 ) 27.Rxf3+ ) 24.Nxh8 Bxd1 25.Rxd1 Rxa7 26.e6 Ndf6 27.Ng6+ Kg8 28.Rd8 Kh7 29.f5 (29.Nf8+ Kg8 30.Ng6 ) 29...h5 30.b4 Kh6 31.h4 ]

22...Kxe8 23.Rxg7 Bc8
[23...Ke7 24.Bf2 Bc6 25.Rd6 (25.Bh4+ Kf8 ) 25...Bxa4 26.Rxa6 ]

24.Rd6 Kf8 25.Rg1
[25.e6 fxe6 (25...Kxg7 26.exd7 Bxd7 27.Bd4+ Kh7 28.Bxh8 Bxa4 29.Be5 ) 26.Rgxd7 Bxd7 27.Rxd7 ]

25...Rg8 26.Rxg8+ Kxg8 27.Rxh6 Nf8 28.Rd6 Ra8 29.c4
[29.Rd8 Bb7 30.Rxa8 Bxa8 ]

29...Be6 30.b3
[30.c5 Ng6 31.c6 Ne7 32.c7 Rc8 ]

30...Kg7 31.Kb2 Kg6 32.h4 Kh5 33.Kc3 Ng6 34.b4
[34.Rd1 Nxh4 35.Rg1 ]

34...Nxh4 35.Bc1 Rc8 36.c5 a5 37.Rb6
[37.Ba3 ; 37.c6 axb4+ 38.Kxb4 Nf5 39.Kb5 Rb8+ 40.Kc5 Ra8 ]

37...Nf5 38.Ba3 Ne3
[38...axb4+ 39.Kxb4 Ne3 40.a5 Kg4 41.a6 Nd5+ 42.Ka5 Kxf4 ]

39.bxa5 Nd5+ 40.Kd3 Nxb6
[40...Kg4 ]

41.axb6 Bd5 42.a5 Ra8 43.Kd4 Bc6 44.Bb4 Kg6 45.e6 f6
[45...fxe6 46.Ke5 ]

46.f5+
[46.Kc4 f5 (46...Kg7 47.Bc3 Kf8 48.Bxf6 Rxa5 49.Kd4 ) 47.Bc3 ]

46...Kxf5 47.e7 Ke6
[47...Re8 48.a6 Rxe7 49.b7 Bxb7 50.axb7 Rxb7 ]

48.a6 Kxe7
[48...Rxa6 49.b7 ]

49.b7 Rd8+ 50.Kc4 Kd7 51.Bc3 Rf8
[51...Kc7 52.Ba5+ ; 51...Re8 52.Bxf6 Kc7 53.Bg7 Kb8 54.Kd4 (54.Bh6 Re4+ 55.Kd3 Ra4 ) 54...Re4+ 55.Kd3 Ra4 56.Be5+ ]

52.Bxf6
[52.Bxf6 Re8 (52...Bxb7 53.axb7 Kc6 54.Be5 Kxb7 ) 53.Be5 ] 1/2-1/2