Simpson's consultation game

(133) Short/Vujatovic,Nigel/Rajko - Kasparov/Crumiller,Garry/Jon [B42]
Simpson's consultation game, 08.09.2010

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.Qg4 g6 8.Qe2 d6 9.0-0 Nd7 10.a4 b6 11.Na3 Qc7 12.Nc4 Bb7 13.a5! b5 14.Nb6 Nxb6 15.axb6 Qxb6 16.Na5 Bc8 17.Be3 Qc7 18.c4 b4 19.e5! Just as at move 13, Vujatovic finds the strongest and most aggressive move. I was watching the game with Jon Speelman, who was full of praise for Rajko's play. The famous Kasparov scowl was very much in evidence around this point! 19...Rb8 20.Bd4 f6 21.exf6?! Rajko's first minor lapse. [21.exd6 would have left Black's position hanging by a thread.] 21...Nxf6 22.c5 0-0 23.cxd6 [23.Nc4 would win the exchange pretty much by force, although Black would have some compensation.] 23...Bxd6 24.Rfc1 Bxh2+ 25.Kh1 Qf4 26.Rxc8 Qxd4 27.Rc4 Qd6 28.Rd1 Crumiller: "I wasn't sure what Garry would play after Rd1, but I knew it would be good. As it turns out, what Garry played wasn't just good, it was simply fantastic." 28...Kh8!! "This has to be the star move of the game. The battle rages, but Black takes time out for a cup of tea and a little nap!" 29.g3? Crumiller: "Now comes my turn, with two main choices. I analyzed Bxg3, which looks great, but then it would be Nigel's move, and Nigel has been hammering us at every opportunity. I couldn't give him free rein of the board what if I've missed something in this highly complicated position? and the move to prevent that is Qd5+! (the exclam is for the non-chess reasons), which forces Nigel down to a single move." 29...Qd5+ 30.Kxh2 Qxa5 Garry snapped off the knight, and again it is Rajko's move, clock ticking, time running short, and a critical position. 31.Qxe6?? A tragic blunder, to end a well-contested game. 31...Qh5+ 32.Rh4 Qxd1 33.Bxg6 Ng4+ 0-1

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