2011 European Championship

(1) Polgar,Judit (2686) - Iordachescu,Viorel (2626) [B12]
12th ch-EUR Aix-les-Bains FRA (10), 01.04.2011

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nd2 e6 5.Nb3 Nd7 6.Nf3 Bg6 7.Be2 Nh6 8.0-0 Nf5 9.c3 Rc8N [9...Be7 10.g4 Nh4 11.Nxh4 Bxh4 12.f4 f5 13.Be3 Be7 14.c4 Nb6 15.Na5 dxc4 16.Nxb7 Qd7 17.Na5 fxg4 18.Nxc4 Nxc4 19.Bxc4 Bf5 20.Bd3 g6 21.Qc2 Kf7 22.Be4 Bxe4 23.Qxe4 Qd5 1/2-1/2 (23) Erenburg,S (2582)-Sakaev,K (2668)/Khanty Mansiysk 2005/CBM 111] 10.Bf4 c5 11.dxc5 Bxc5 12.Nxc5 Nxc5 13.Bb5+ Nd7 14.Bg5 Qc7 15.c4! This seemingly innocuous move carries a great deal of venom in it. 15...a6 [Taking with 15...dxc4? would flat out lose to 16.Rc1 and there is no defense against Rxc4. 16...Ne7 To try Rxc4 Nc6 17.Bxe7 Kxe7 18.Rxc4 Nc5 (18...Qd8 19.Qd6+ Ke8 20.Rd1 ) 19.b4 ] 16.cxd5! axb5 17.Rc1 Qb8 18.dxe6 fxe6 19.Qb3 Nf8?! Black panics now that he can no longer castle and under such pressure from a renowned attacker. [19...0-0? 20.Qxe6+ Rf7 21.Rxc8+ Qxc8 22.Rc1 Qb8 23.Qb3! with e6 to follow.; 19...Rc4! 20.Qxb5 Rxc1 21.Rxc1 Rf8= ] 20.Qxb5+ Kf7 21.Rxc8 Qxc8 22.Rc1 Qb8 23.g4! Nh6 24.Qb4 Kg8 25.Bxh6 gxh6 26.Qe7 Qe8 27.Qxb7 The Romanian is completely tied up and can barely move a piece. 27...Qa4 28.b4 Be8 29.Qe7 Qd7 30.Rc7 Qxe7 31.Rxe7 Bc6 32.Nd4 Bd5 33.b5 Ng6 34.Rc7 Nxe5 35.f4 Nf7 36.f5! exf5 37.Nxf5 with Rc8+ in the air. 37...Be6 38.b6 Bxf5 39.gxf5 Kg7 40.b7 Rb8 41.a4 Kf6 42.a5 Nd6 43.a6 Kxf5 One has to ask oneself what exactly he is hoping for here. 44.a7 Rg8+ 45.Kf2 Nxb7 46.Rxb7 Ra8 47.Ke3 Ke5 48.Rxh7 Rc8 49.Kd3 Kd5 50.Rxh6 Kc5 51.Ra6 Ra8 52.h4 Kb5 53.Ra1 Kb6 54.Ke4 1-0

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