[Event "World Championship 32th-KK2"] [Site "Moscow"] [Date "1985.10.01"] [Round "11"] [White "Kasparov, Garry"] [Black "Karpov, Anatoly"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E21"] [WhiteElo "2700"] [BlackElo "2720"] [Annotator "Oliver Reeh"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "2r3k1/pb1r1pp1/1pn2q1p/3B4/6Q1/P4NP1/1P3PP1/3RR1K1 b - - 0 22"] [PlyCount "6"] [EventDate "1985.09.03"] [EventType "match"] [EventRounds "24"] [EventCountry "URS"] [SourceTitle "Kasparov-DVD"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2016.07.28"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2016.07.28"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 0,49,19,31,14,-14,-11,-3,33,33,27,6,26,8,36,28,18,-9,-3,-16,44,29,45,34, 30,31,58,8,-6,34,33,45,26,26,30,26,26,30,25,27,46,46,17,9,48,29,529,567,584, 569,564,612] [#]} {Start QQ} 22... Rcd8 $4 {World championship fatigue! Weltmeisterschaftsermattung!} (22... Rd6 23. Bxf7+ $2 (23. Qxc8+ Bxc8 24. Re8+ Kh7 25. Be4+ g6 $19) 23... Kxf7 $1 $19 {[%cal Gf7e8,Gf7e7,Gf6e7]}) {[%tqu "En", "","","","g4d7","",10] QQ} 23. Qxd7 $1 {[%cal Gd8d7,Ge1e8,Re8g8]} Rxd7 24. Re8+ Kh7 25. Be4+ {[%cal Re4h7,Rd1d7] 双重攻击} (25. Be4+ g6 {[%tqu "En","","", "","d1d7","Black loses another piece.",10]} 26. Rxd7 {[%csl Rb7,Gc6][%cal Rd7b7,Re4c6] Black loses another piece. Schwarz verliert noch eine Figur.}) 1-0 [Event "Leningrad Masters 1932/33"] [Site "Leningrad (Russia)"] [Date "1932.11.24"] [Round "3"] [White "Alatortsev, Vladimir"] [Black "Botvinnik, Mikhail"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E52"] [PlyCount "86"] [EventDate "1932.11.16"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "10"] [EventCountry "URS"] [SourceTitle "Botvinnik Training"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2018.04.27"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.04.27"] [SourceQuality "1"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 b6 5. e3 Bb7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. O-O d5 8. cxd5 exd5 9. a3 Bd6 10. b4 Nbd7 11. Nb5 Be7 12. Ne5 a6 13. Nc3 c5 14. bxc5 bxc5 15. Rb1 Qc7 16. Nxd7 Nxd7 17. Qb3 Rab8 18. Nxd5 Bxd5 19. Qxd5 Rxb1 20. Bxb1 c4 21. Bxh7+ Kxh7 22. Qe4+ Kg8 23. Qxe7 c3 24. e4 c2 25. d5 Rb8 26. g3 Qc8 27. Qg5 Qc4 28. f3 Rb3 29. Qd2 Rd3 30. Qe2 Ne5 31. Kg2 Rd1 32. Qxc4 Nxc4 33. d6 Kf8 34. a4 Ke8 35. Kf2 {[%tqu "En","Find the winning move for Black.","","","c4d2","",2, "De","Finden Sie den Gewinnzug f黵 Schwarz!","","","c4d2","",2]} Nd2 $1 36. Re1 (36. Bxd2 Rxd2+ 37. Ke3 Rd1 $19) {[%tqu "En","How do things continue?","","", "d2f3","",2,"De","Wie geht es weiter?","","","d2f3","",2]} 36... Nxf3 37. Rf1 Nxh2 38. Re1 {[%tqu "En","And now?","","","h2f3","An elegant retreat.",1,"De", "Und nun?","","","h2f3","Elegante R點kkehr.",1]} Nf3 39. Rf1 Nd2 40. Re1 Nb3 41. Ba3 c1=Q 42. Bxc1 Rxc1 43. Rxc1 Nxc1 0-1 [Event "NOR-chT"] [Site "Asker"] [Date "2003.05.28"] [Round "1"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Snarheim, Dagfinn"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2315"] [BlackElo "2216"] [Annotator "Reeh,Oliver"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2003.05.28"] [EventType "team"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "NOR"] [SourceTitle "CBM 094 Extra"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2003.07.09"] [SourceVersion "2"] [SourceVersionDate "2003.07.09"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 0,71,19,31,72,53,68,72,74,26,26,35,77,69,55,40,37,39,39,16,40,29,33,11, 11,41,17,10,14,3,10,16,13,25,18,12,11,8,58,-4,0,-30,-10,-99,-67,-31,5,85,57,57, 200,187,218,221,225,381,381,381,418,476,481,422,429,411,1520,1625,1753,1906, 1845,1696,1696,1696,1706,1706]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O Nxd4 10. Bxd4 Be6 11. g4 Qa5 12. Kb1 Rfc8 13. a3 Rab8 {START} 14. Ne2 $5 {A typical Magnus move - never mind the queen exchange! Typisch Magnus - gerne ohne Damen!} Qa4 (14... Qxd2) 15. g5 Nh5 16. Bxg7 Nxg7 17. Nd4 b5 {QQ} 18. Qb4 $1 {See commentary above! Siehe obiger Kommentar!} Qa6 (18... Qxb4 19. axb4 {[%csl Rb5]}) 19. Nxe6 Nxe6 20. h4 Qb6 21. h5 Qf2 22. Bd3 Nxg5 23. hxg6 hxg6 {QQ} 24. e5 $1 {[%cal Rb4h4] Activating the queen via the 4th rank. Aktiviert die Dame über die 4. Reihe.} Nxf3 (24... Qxf3 25. Qh4 {[%csl Rh8][%cal Rh4h8]}) (24... dxe5 25. Qxe7 Nxf3 { QQ} 26. Bxg6 $1 (26. Qf6 $4 Nd2+) 26... fxg6 27. Qe6+ Kf8 (27... Kg7 28. Rd7+) 28. Qf6+ {[%csl Rh8][%cal Rh1h8]}) 25. exd6 exd6 {QQ} 26. Qf4 $1 {[%csl Yf3] [%cal Rf4h6,Rf4f2]} (26. Qxd6 {is also good. ist ebenfalls gut.}) 26... b4 {QQ} 27. Qh6 (27. Qf6 $4 Nd2+ {[%cal Gf2f6]}) 27... Qd4 28. Bxg6 $1 {[%cal Gd1d4]} Qg7 (28... fxg6) 29. Bh7+ (29. Bxf7+ {Comp.}) 29... Kh8 30. Qxd6 bxa3 31. Qxa3 $1 $18 {[%csl Gb2][%cal Ga3b2,Rh1h8] Completing the maneouvre Qb4-f4-h6-d6-a3 - made possible by 24.e4-e5! Komplettiert das Man鰒er Qb4-f4-h6-d6-a3 - erm鰃licht durch 24.e4-e5!} Rc3 32. Bg6+ Kg8 33. Bxf7+ $1 Kxf7 (33... Qxf7 34. Qxc3) 34. Qxa7+ Kf6 (34... Kg8 35. Qxb8+) 35. Rd6+ Kf5 36. Qxg7 1-0 [Event "USA-ch"] [Site "New York"] [Date "1958.??.??"] [Round "6"] [White "Fischer, Robert James"] [Black "Reshevsky, Samuel Herman"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B35"] [Annotator "Reeh,Oliver"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "1958.12.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "11"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "MCD"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1999.07.01"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "1999.07.01"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 0,83,19,38,72,47,51,22,26,19,73,66,69,57,82,27,27,29,35,20,14,310,398, 388,388,388,363,363,379,360,346,348,355,355,360,364,364,370,418,344,386,360, 355,358,465,490,450,450,456,452,482,473,446,461,461,471,461,466,454,460,463, 429,483,472,454,424,438,434,450,450,544,472,475,530,531,527,526,377,388,334, 325,331,344,354,372,335]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O 8. Bb3 Na5 $6 {[%csl Gb3]} (8... d6) 9. e5 Ne8 $2 { Following this game, this mistake was repeated no less than 25 times! Dieser Fehler wurde nach dieser Partie noch 25 Mal wiederholt!} (9... Nxb3 10. exf6 Nxa1 11. fxg7 Nxc2+ 12. Qxc2 Kxg7) 10. Bxf7+ $1 {[%csl Gd8,Ge6] Weak spot e6! Schachpunkt e6!} Kxf7 (10... Rxf7 11. Ne6 {Costs the queen as well. Kostet ebenfalls die Dame.} dxe6 12. Qxd8) 11. Ne6 $1 dxe6 (11... Kxe6 {leads to checkmate after f黨rt zum Matt nach} 12. Qd5+ Kf5 13. g4+ Kxg4 14. Rg1+ Kf5 ( 14... Kh5 15. Qd1+ Rf3 16. Qxf3+ Kh4 17. Qg4#) (14... Kh3 15. Qg2+ Kh4 16. Qg4# ) 15. Rg5#) 12. Qxd8 Nc6 13. Qd2 Bxe5 14. O-O Nd6 15. Bf4 Nc4 16. Qe2 Bxf4 17. Qxc4 Kg7 18. Ne4 Bc7 19. Nc5 Rf6 20. c3 e5 21. Rad1 Nd8 22. Nd7 Rc6 23. Qh4 Re6 24. Nc5 Rf6 25. Ne4 Rf4 26. Qxe7+ Rf7 27. Qa3 Nc6 28. Nd6 Bxd6 29. Rxd6 Bf5 30. b4 Rff8 31. b5 Nd8 32. Rd5 Nf7 33. Rc5 a6 34. b6 Be4 35. Re1 Bc6 36. Rxc6 bxc6 37. b7 Rab8 38. Qxa6 Nd8 39. Rb1 Rf7 40. h3 Rfxb7 41. Rxb7+ Rxb7 42. Qa8 1-0 [Event "FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament 2022"] [Site ""] [Date "2022.06.17"] [Round "1"] [White "Ding, Liren"] [Black "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A20"] [WhiteElo "2806"] [BlackElo "2766"] [Annotator "samsh"] [PlyCount "70"] [EventDate "2022.??.??"] [TimeControl "5400+30"] {[%evp 0,70,29,-27,-12,-51,17,-2,0,0,0,22,-7,4,5,-18,25,21,26,42,45,-11,-11, -30,18,11,36,29,26,12,23,10,0,17,11,-12,-4,-7,-14,-16,65,71,30,9,43,-35,-75, -89,-132,-79,-23,-30,7,-171,-244,-238,-283,-408,-605,-605,-605,-609,-1040, -1482,-29978,-29983,-29984,-29985,-29986,-29987,-29988,-29989,-29990] Greetings, everyone $1 This is Sam Shankland, and I will be annotating one game of each round of this Candidates Tournament. I've enjoyed working with on annotated games in the past and look forward to showing some exciting chess $1 One thing I like about the Candidates is that the standard winner-takes-all element of the tournament provokes the players into playing a bit more combatively than you might see in other events. In round one, the most exciting game was between Ding Liren and Ian Nepomniatchtchi. The game itself was a serious deja vu to last year's candidates—Ding, who in my opinion was the pre-tournament favorite both times, went down hard with the white pieces in the English, and Nepo started with a win with Black against the same English.} 1. c4 e5 2. g3 c6 3. Nf3 e4 4. Nd4 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. Nc2 Nf6 7. Nc3 Qe5 8. Bg2 Na6 9. O-O Be7 10. Ne3 {Up to here, everything has been pretty well-known theory. Now, while Ian's next move is very natural, I think it is not best.} O-O (10... h5 $5 {I remembered looking at this position in some detail and deciding that Black had enough counterplay after h5. The position is very messy, but Black gets some attacking chances.}) 11. a3 $1 { Simple, but strong. White plans b4, Bb2, and once Black's queen is destabilized, the e4-pawn can become a target.} Re8 (11... Nc7 {I doubt Nepo regrets much about this game in hindsight, but it was probably better to regroup the knight directly and remain flexible with the rook.}) 12. b4 Ng4 { Black is playing very energetic chess, but at some point, bluffs need to be called.} 13. Bb2 (13. Nxg4 $5 Bxg4 14. Bxe4 {I'm really not sure what Ding could have missed here. This is not the cleanest extra pawn in history and Black has some counterplay in the center, but there is nothing direct and I think the pawn could have been taken.}) (13. Bxe4 {The computer's top choice is also pretty convincing. I don't think Black has nearly enough for a pawn.}) 13... Qh5 14. h4 $6 {This seems to be asking for trouble.} (14. Nxg4 Bxg4 15. Bxe4 {I really don't get why White doesn't go take this pawn. Black has some compensation, but in the game, he got the compensation without the pawn less $1 }) 14... Bf6 15. Qc2 Nxe3 16. dxe3 Bf5 {The machine still likes White's position here, provided he plays a couple of good moves. But, I really dislike the way the last few moves have gone for him. Now the e4-pawn will survive. As such, Black's kingside attack is much scarier and White's g2-bishop is stuck out of play.} 17. Na4 $2 {I did not love Ding's earlier decisions, but this was somewhat a matter of taste. I wanted to take the pawn. But this move is just a mistake.} (17. b5 $1 Nc7 18. bxc6 bxc6 {According to the machine, White is still a little better here. That certainly would not be obvious to me at all at first glance and I find this much less convincing than taking the e4-pawn would have been. Had Ding blitzed out b5, bxc6, and now Na4 $1 afterward and gone on to grind out a victory, I would think any earlier criticism would be unwarranted. But this is not what happened.}) 17... Bxb2 ( 17... Bxh4 $5 {This looks incredibly scary.} 18. gxh4 Re6 {The computer insists every legal move here ends with 0.00. Does it look like that for White $6 I'd be very worried about getting checkmated.}) 18. Nxb2 Nc7 19. Nc4 Re6 { Now, Black has a very simple plan. Overprotect the e4-pawn to keep all of White's pieces from coming back to the kingside, and then at some moment, g5 will come and quickly end the game. White can probably hold the position together with extremely precise play, but even the world number-two was not up to the task.} 20. Rfd1 Nd5 21. Rd4 {Now, here the machines claim that ...g5 won the game. I'm sure they are right... but does it matter $2 Nepo played it slower, but I don't really see this as some shortcoming on his part.} h6 $5 { Now, Black is ready for g5 next. If he is allowed to take on h4, the game is over. If White takes on g5, then …hxg5 will come, …Rh6 will follow, and the game is over too. My computer claims White can hold on here, and with more moves than one, but this is the kind of mistake that I think would have been completely ignored in the pre-computer era.} (21... g5 22. hxg5 Qxg5 { Apparently Black is mating here.} 23. Rad1 Qh5 24. Nd2 {It's easy to see this far and get spooked by Nf1 keeping it all together, though grabbing on e2 does finish the job.} Qxe2 $1 {Black should win.}) 22. Qd2 $2 {This is way too slow, and a surprising mistake from a player of Ding's caliber. You need to activate all the pieces.} (22. Bxe4 $2 {surely Nepo saw this does not work.} Rxe4 $1 23. Rxe4 Qg6 $1 24. Nd2 Nf6 {White cannot avoid the loss of a piece, as f2-f3 is not to be recommended.}) (22. Rad1 $1 {This was the move. White needs to be ready to sacrifice on d5 right away. It's desperation time, but it does seem like he is just barely hanging on. For example, after} g5 23. Rxd5 $1 cxd5 24. Rxd5 gxh4 25. Nd6 $1 hxg3 26. fxg3 Rxd6 27. Rxd6 Bg6 {White is just about okay here, though, to my human eye, I'd still take Black.}) 22... Rae8 {Black overprotects e4 hard, and now g5 is coming. White is crushed.} 23. Kh2 Bg4 24. Na5 Rf6 25. Kg1 g5 $1 {It is time.} 26. Nxb7 (26. b5 {This might have put up a better fight, but I can't imagine it changing the result.} gxh4 27. bxc6 hxg3 28. fxg3 Qe5 29. Nc4 Qxg3 30. Qe1 Qxe1+ 31. Rxe1 bxc6 {This position is the best the machine can find for White. The ending looks more or less lost to me, but at least he is not mated right away.}) 26... gxh4 27. Nc5 h3 $1 { Everything wins, but this was particularly elegant.} 28. Rxe4 (28. Bxe4 h2+ $1 29. Kg2 Qh3+ 30. Kh1 Rxf2) (28. Bh1 {Normally, this would be the saving grace, but Black's pieces are too active.} h2+ 29. Kf1 Bh3+ 30. Ke1 Bg2 {Time to resign. Black had other wins, but I like this one the most, highlighting the deficiencies in White's pawn structure. His king is unable to evacuate.}) 28... hxg2 $1 {Well calculated.} 29. Rxe8+ Kg7 30. f4 (30. f3 Bxf3 $1 {This line is easy, but nice all the same.} 31. exf3 Qh1+ 32. Kf2 Rxf3+ $1 33. Ke2 (33. Kxf3 g1=Q+ $19) 33... Qf1+ 34. Rxf1 gxf1=Q#) 30... Qh1+ 31. Kf2 Qxa1 32. Kxg2 Bh3+ $1 {Ding resigned rather than face the mate that was sure to come shortly. For example, after} (32... Bh3+ 33. Kxh3 Qh1+ 34. Kg4 h5+ 35. Kg5 Qh3 {[%cal Rh3g4] }) 33. Kxh3 Qh1+ 34. Kg4 h5+ 35. Kg5 Qh3 {White's king is done for.} 0-1 [Event ""] [Site ""] [Date "2022.06.18"] [Round "2"] [White "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C54"] [WhiteElo "2766"] [BlackElo "2783"] [Annotator "samsh"] [PlyCount "65"] [EventDate "2022.??.??"] 1. e4 {Round two of the Candidates was a quieter affair than round one, though there were some missed chances. The most notable game was between Nepo and Caruana, since they had jumped out to an early lead by winning the previous day.} e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 a6 7. a4 Ba7 8. Re1 h6 9. Nbd2 g5 $5 {The first surprise. This move is far from unheard of and has been played dozens of times, including a Magnus game, but it was not supposed to have the best reputation as of late. I have noticed that in the last couple years, Caruana has been more willing to play somewhat shakier looking lines with the Black pieces for practical value, and this game it nearly paid dividends.} (9... O-O {Of course this is the main move, though I also quite like Be6.}) (9... Be6 $5 {This was almost a novelty before I dumped it on MVL and got a better position with Black. I ultimately lost the game anyway, but it has become a hot trend as of late.}) 10. b4 Ng4 {In general, Nh7 is considered to be best, but I can't imagine Caruana going for this line if he did not have some new idea to change the current state of theory.} 11. Re2 Qf6 12. Qe1 Qg7 13. Nf1 O-O 14. Ng3 Ne7 {Up to here, Nepo has been playing the best moves, including the odd-looking Qe1. I suspect he was still in preparation. Now though, the machine evaluations start to drop, and Black's position looks more playable.} 15. d4 $5 {Of course this is the most principled, but it also involves a fair amount of risk.} (15. Bb3 {My computer suggests this calm move might be enough for a slight edge. I'm not sure I buy it.}) 15... exd4 16. cxd4 $2 {Funnily enough, this incredibly natural and obvious recapture seems to be a mistake $1 White will lose his d-pawn anyway, and it would have been better to get the bishop to b2 directly.} (16. Bb2 $1 Nc6 17. Rc1 $1 {White slowly plays prophylaxis against any knight coming to e5 by overprotecting the c4-bishop, and the rook will be generally useful on the c-file. It feels a bit inhuman to play chess like this, but it should be best.} ) 16... Nc6 $1 {White will lose d4 and will have to show his compensation. It should be there, but something in Nepo's play in the coming moves left a bit to be desired.} 17. Ra3 Nxd4 18. Nxd4 Bxd4 19. h3 Ne5 20. Ba2 c5 21. bxc5 Bxc5 22. Rb3 b5 {All of the last moves have been very logical. Either side probably could have deviated with any number of reasonable alternatives, but I have nothing major to say about this past phase. What comes next though is where things get interesting.} 23. Nf5 $2 {One of my helpers recently told me that absolutely everyone in the world apart from Magnus constantly misevaluates the consequences of piece exchanges. I thought he was being a bit harsh at the time, but games like this make me wonder if he has a point. The last two world championship challengers both constantly made the wrong calls about what piece exchanges would be favorable.} Qf6 $6 (23... Bxf5 $1 {Black absolutely should get rid of this knight.} 24. exf5 bxa4 $17 {White does not have enough attacking pieces, and Black looks safe enough.}) 24. Kh2 (24. h4 $1 {The machine is not too enthusiastic about this, but I think Nepo could have tried tearing open the king a bit more forcefully. This feels more thematic than playing for f4, which is the only point I can dream up behind Kh2.}) 24... bxa4 25. Rg3 Kh7 (25... Bxf5 $1 {Again, this was very strong.}) 26. Qd1 Bd7 (26... Bxf5 $1) 27. Rc2 Bxf5 $1 {Finally.} 28. exf5 Rab8 29. Qh5 Rg8 30. Bb2 Rge8 31. Bc1 Rg8 32. Bb2 {Now, Caruana repeated moves here, missing his chance. It was not easy, but it was there.} Rge8 (32... Rxb2 $1 {This would have won but only with a precise sequence. Again, making the right exchanges...} 33. Rxb2 a3 $1 34. Rb7 Bxf2 35. Rxa3 {I'm sure Caruana saw the line to here and probably stopped, thinking he is losing control and should make the draw instead. Black needs one more good move.} d5 $1 {This move does it all. It cuts off the a2-bishop, defends a6, it is safe from capture due to Qd6, and otherwise Qc6 is on the way. Black should win.} 36. Bxd5 Qd6 $1 $19) 33. Bc1 1/2-1/2