(1) Kabanov,Nikolai (2482) - Belous,Vladimir (2497) [B31]
Moscow Open E Moscow RUS (9), 06.02.2011

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.d3 Bg7 6.h3 Nh6 7.Nc3 f6 8.Be3 b6 9.Qd2 Nf7 10.0-0-0 e5 11.Ng1 Be6 12.Kb1 Qe7 13.f4 0-0-0 14.Nf3 exf4 15.Bxf4 Rhe8 16.Rhe1 Kb7
[16...Qb7 17.Bh2 Qa6 18.Qf4 Ne5 19.Nxe5 fxe5 20.Qh4 b5 21.Qxh7 b4 22.Na4 Bxa2+ 23.Kxa2 Qxa4+ 24.Kb1 b3 25.cxb3 Qxb3 26.Qxg6 1-0 (40) Zherebukh,Y (2567)-Belous,V (2471)/Kirishi 2010/CBM 136 Extra (40)]

17.Qf2 Qd7 18.g4 Qc8 19.Ne2 Ka8 20.Bc1 Nd6 21.b3 Bg8 22.Bb2 Rd7 23.Ng3 Kb7 24.Rd2 Qd8 25.a4 Bh6 26.Rde2

Well seen after which Black takes the upperhand.

[The pawn cannot be taken since doing so runs into 27.dxc4 Nxc4! 28.bxc4 Rd1+ 29.Bc1 (White actually gets mated if he takes with 29.Rxd1 Qxd1+ 30.Ka2 Bxc4+ 31.Ka3 Bf8+ ) 29...Bxc1 30.Rxd1 Qxd1 31.Re1 Be3+ 32.Rxd1 Bxf2 and the shattered pawn structure combined with the bishop pair should make for easy pickings.]

Belous misses a step and the edge swings back to White. The tension for this last round game had to be enormous! [27...fxg5! 28.dxc4 Rf8 29.e5 Nxc4 30.bxc4 g4! and he would have the same tactical motif as in the line above with 31.hxg4 Rd1+ etc.]

28.Bxf6 Qc7 29.cxd3 Bf8 30.Ne5 Bxb3 31.Nxd7 Qxd7 32.Rb2?!
[32.Re3! ]

32...Bxa4 33.Ne2

White's homeless king just has to be fatal.

34.Qf3 Ba3 35.Ra2 Qd6 36.Ka1 Bb3 37.Rb1 Bxa2 38.Kxa2 Qc5 39.Ka1 Qc2 40.Bb2 Rf8 41.Bf6 Qa4 42.Rf1 Bc1+ 0-1