(1) Short,N (2680) - Movsesian,S (2721) [B40]
53rd Masters Reggio Emilia ITA (6), 03.01.2011

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 b6 4.Bg2 Bb7 5.Qe2 d6 6.d4 Nf6 7.e5 Nfd7 8.Bg5 Qc8 9.d5 Bxd5 10.Nc3 Bc6 11.exd6 h6 12.0-0-0
A brave and inspired idea. Nigel correctly judged that taking the piece was in his favor.

Movsesian wisely avoids trouble, choosing a simpler positional continuation. [12...hxg5?! 13.Nxg5 Bxg2 (13...Qd8 14.Nxe6 fxe6 15.Qxe6+ Be7 16.Rhe1 ) 14.Nb5!! The key. White threatens not only a sac on e6 with extreme prejudice, but also Nc7+ Kd8 Nxf7 mate! 14...Qc6 15.Nc7+ Kd8 16.Nxf7+ Kc8 17.Rhe1 and White will recover material (both black rooks are attacked) with some inititive though nothing immediately decisive. For example 17...Bf3 is not possible because of 18.Qxe6 Bxd6 (18...Bxd1 19.Qe8+ Kb7 20.Nd8+ ) 19.Rxd6 Qxc7 20.Nxh8 ]

Short misjudges now, and had to accept that there would be no brilliancies on Black's king. After this he is not only worse, but soon commits hara-kiri.

13...hxg5 14.Nxg5 Bxg2 15.Nxe6 fxe6 16.Qxe6+ Kd8 17.Rhe1 Kc8 18.Nd5 Kb7 19.Nc7 Rh6 20.Qg8 Qa4 0-1