(1) Najer,Evgeniy (2638) - Levin,Evgeny A (2472) [C05]
TCh-RUS Premier Olginka RUS (6), 17.04.2011



1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ndf3 Qb6 8.g3 Be7 9.Ne2 cxd4 10.cxd4 0-0 11.Bh3 f6 12.Nc3 Kh8 13.0-0 fxe5 14.Na4 Qa5 15.fxe5 Nb6 16.Nc3 Bd7 17.Ne2!
This is a French gone wrong where Black has none of the pressure on the center (he chose to liquidate the tension) and space problems notably on the kingside and a weakness on e6. This last is highlighted by the Ne2-f4 maneuver.

17...Rac8 18.Nf4! Nd8


19.Ng5!
Taking advantage of the overloaded bishop to irrevocably take on e6.

19...Kg8
[If 19...Bxg5? 20.Ng6+ hxg6 21.Rxf8+ Kh7 22.Bxg5 ; And 19...Rc6 gets mated after 20.Qh5 h6 21.Ng6+ Kg8 22.Nxe7+ Kh8 23.Rxf8# ]

20.Nxh7! Rxf4
Trying to find a solution. [20...Kxh7 21.Bd2! Connecting the rooks. 21...Qa4 22.Qh5+ Kg8 23.Ng6! Qxd4+ A spite check, nothing more. 24.Kh1 Qe4+ 25.Bg2 and Black must give the queen to prevent mate.]

21.Bxf4
[21.Rxf4 was actually stronger, though there is nothing wrong with White's continuation. 21...Be8 (21...Kxh7 22.Bd2 Qa4 23.b3 Qc6 24.Rc1 Qb5 25.Rxc8 Nxc8 26.Bf1 capturing the queen.) 22.Nf6+! Bxf6 23.exf6 g6 24.Bd2 Qa6 25.f7+!! Bxf7 26.Qf3 Nd7 27.Rf1! ]

21...Kxh7
[21...Be8 22.Bg5 Qa4 23.Qg4 Bxg5 24.Nxg5 Rc7 25.Qh4 ]

22.Qh5+ Kg8


23.Bh6!! Qb4
[23...gxh6 24.Qg6+ Kh8 25.Qxh6+ Kg8 26.Rf6! Bxf6 27.exf6 followed by mate.]

24.Rf4 Bf8 25.Qg6 Rc7 26.Raf1 Bb5 27.Bxe6+! Nxe6 28.Qxe6+ Kh7 29.Bg5 1-0