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Fedoseev, Vladimir (2658) - Huzman, Alexander (2552) [D37]
Aeroflot Open, Moscow 2017

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7








   
5. Bf4
The Queen's Gambit Declined. The alternative is 5. Bg5.
5...O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. a3 c5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11. Be2 Bf6 12. Be5 Bxe5 13. Nxe5








   
13...Qd6
A typical position in this line. White has a slight or small advantage due to the black isolated pawn on d5, but Black has good chances to draw. The main move is 13...Re8.
14. Nf3 Bg4
In the game Radjabov, T - Topalov, V, Wijk aan Zee 2012 White obtained a small edge after 14...Bd7 15. O-O Ba4 16. Qd4 Rac8 17. Qb4 b6 18. Rac1 Bd7 19. Rfd1 Ba4 20. Re1 Bd7 21. Qh4.
15. O-O
15. Nd4 Bxe2 16. Qxe2 Rac8 17. O-O a6 18. Rfd1 g6, with a slight edge in Khenkin, I - Rustemov, A, Sochi 2005.









   
15...Rfd8
A novelty. Black defends the d5-pawn with a rook. After 15...Bxf3 16. Bxf3 Rad8 17. Rc1 b6, Pavlidis, A - Mastrovasilis, A, Chania 2011, White can play 18. Rc2! Ne4 19. Qe2 Rc8 20. Rd1, with a small advantage.
16. Rc1 Ne6 17. Qb3 Qe7
If 17...d4 then 18. Rfd1 Bxf3 19. Bxf3 Qe5 20. Re1, with a small advantage to White.
18. h3 Bh5 19. Rfe1








   
19...Rd6
And here White has a small advantage. Black can play the prophylactic 19...h6.
20. Rcd1 Rad8 21. Nd4 Bg6 22. Qb4 a6 23. Nb3
23. Bf3 and 23. Rd2 are playable too.
23...Qc7 24. Nd4 h6 25. Bg4
25. Rc1 deserves attention.









   
25...Qb6?!
A dubious move, because without queens White can attack b and a pawns on the queenside. Black could try 25...Nxd4 26. Qxd4 Be4.
26. Qxb6! Rxb6 27. b4 Rbd6 28. Rc1!
White seizes the c-file and intends to play Rc7 in the near future.
28...Nxd4 29. exd4 h5?!
29...Bd3 30. Rc7 b6 is more precise.
30. Bc8








   
30...b5?!
30...Bd3!? is interesting, 31. Bxb7 Bc4 32. Re7 Kf8 33. Rce1 Bb5 34. Rc7 R6d7 35. Rec1 Bc4 36. Rxd7 Rxd7 37. Bc6 Rd6 38. Ba4 Re6 39. Rc3 Re1+ 40. Kh2, and Black can fight for a draw in the endgame without a pawn.
31. Rc7 Bd3 32. Re5
White can continue the strong 32. Re3! Bc4 33. h4! at once.
32...g6
32...h4 is met by 33. Rh5 Re8 34. Rxh4 Rf6 35. Bd7 Re1+ 36. Kh2 g6 37. Kg3, and White has an extra pawn.
33. Re3! Bc4 34. h4! Rf6 35. g3








   
35...Kf8
A spectacular position. White has a clear positional advantage, because all White's pawns sit on the dark squares, and all Black's pawns sit on the light squares, therefore White's light-squared bishop is better than Black's.
36. f4! Rb6 37. Kf2 Re8 38. Re5 Rd6 39. Ke3








   
39...f6?
The decisive mistake: Black weakens his kingside. 39...Red8 is more stubborn.
40. Rxe8+ Kxe8 41. f5!
Winning.
41...g5








   
42. Ra7
Or 42. hxg5 fxg5 43. Be6 Kf8 44. Rf7+ Ke8 45. Rg7 g4 46. Kf4, and White wins quickly.
42...gxh4 43. gxh4 Kd8 44. Be6 Bb3 45. Rf7
Black resigned. 1-0










Move
   

Fedoseev, Vladimir (2658) - Huzman, Alexander (2552) [D37]
Aeroflot Open, Moscow (2) 2017

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. a3 c5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11. Be2 Bf6 12. Be5 Bxe5 13. Nxe5 Qd6 14. Nf3 Bg4 15. O-O Rfd8 16. Rc1 Ne6 17. Qb3 Qe7 18. h3 Bh5 19. Rfe1 Rd6 20. Rcd1 Rad8 21. Nd4 Bg6 22. Qb4 a6 23. Nb3 Qc7 24. Nd4 h6 25. Bg4 Qb6 26. Qxb6 Rxb6 27. b4 Rbd6 28. Rc1 Nxd4 29. exd4 h5 30. Bc8 b5 31. Rc7 Bd3 32. Re5 g6 33. Re3 Bc4 34. h4 Rf6 35. g3 Kf8 36. f4 Rb6 37. Kf2 Re8 38. Re5 Rd6 39. Ke3 f6 40. Rxe8+ Kxe8 41. f5 g5 42. Ra7 gxh4 43. gxh4 Kd8 44. Be6 Bb3 45. Rf7 1-0


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