(1) Vescovi,G (2622) - Leitao,R (2626) [D12]
77th ch-BRA Americana BRA (7), 04.12.2010



1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nh4 Bg6 7.Be2 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Bh5 9.Be2 Bxe2 10.Qxe2 c5 11.Qb5+ Qd7 12.dxc5 a6 13.Qxd7+ Nbxd7 14.c6 bxc6 15.Ke2 Bd6 16.Nf3 Ke7 17.b3 Rhc8 18.Bb2 Nb6 19.Nd2 Kf8 20.Nce4 Nxe4 21.Nxe4 Be7 22.Rhc1 a5 23.Bd4 Nd7 24.Nc5 Nxc5 25.Bxc5 Ke8 26.Rc4 Bxc5 27.Rxc5 Kd7 28.Rac1 Ra6 29.R1c4 Kd6
No doubt an endgame worth studying. Vescovi has an undoubted advantage, however his opponent is no slouch in endgame technique either, so he has his work cut out for him. The seven-time Brazilian champion shows the ability that brought him the title.

30.Rh5 Rh8 31.Rd4+ Ke7 32.Ra4 f5 33.e4 Kf6 34.Rh3 c5 35.Rc3 Rc8 36.Rc2 Ke5 37.h4 g6 38.Ke3 Ra7 39.f4+ Kd6


40.b4!
White has made inroads by forcing black to create weaknesses in the kingside, and now gains a pawn.

40...fxe4 41.Kxe4 c4 42.bxa5 Rc5 43.Rcxc4 Raxa5 44.Rd4+ Ke7 45.Rxa5 Rxa5 46.a4 Kf6 47.g4 e5 48.g5+ Ke6 49.fxe5 Rxe5+ 50.Kd3 Ra5 51.Kc3
Black is lost and White converts smoothly.

51...Ke5 52.Rb4 Ra7 53.Rb5+ Kf4 54.Kb3 Kg4 55.Rb4+ Kf5 56.Rc4 Ke5 57.Kb4 Kd5 58.Rc5+ Kd6 59.a5 Rb7+ 60.Rb5 Rf7 61.a6 Kc6 62.Ra5 Rf4+ 63.Kc3 Rf8 64.a7 Ra8 65.Kc4 Kb6 66.Ra2 Rc8+ 67.Kd5 Ra8 68.Ke6 1-0