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Kempinski, Robert (2570) - Yagupov, Igor (2474) [D45]
3rd Euro Men Ch, Batumi (8) 2002

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. g4
In the game Jirovsky, M - Yagupov, I, 3rd Euro Men Ch, Batumi (12) 2002 White played 7. b3 O-O 8. Be2 b6 9. O-O Bb7 10. e4 Nxe4 11. Nxe4 dxe4 12. Qxe4 Nf6 13. Qc2 c5 14. dxc5 Bxc5 with equality.
7...Bb4!?
An interesting continuation.
8. Bd3
In the stem game Gelfand, B - Kramnik, V, Berlin 1996 Black had a great attack after 8. Bd2 Qe7 9. a3 Bxc3 10. Bxc3 b6 11. Bd3 (11. Rg1) 11... Ba6 12. Qa4?! dxc4! 13. Qxa6 cxd3 14. Qxd3 O-O 15. g5 Nd5 16. Bd2 f5 17. O-O-O c5 18. Kb1 b5 19. Qxb5 Rab8 20. Qa5 Rb3 21. Ka2 Rfb8 22. Rb1 e5 23. Rhc1 Qe6 24. Ka1 exd4 25. Rxc5 Nxc5 26. Qxc5 Nc3! 27. Nxd4 Rxb2 28. Rxb2 Qa2+! 0-1, White resigned.
Or 9. Bd3 e5 10. dxe5 Nxg4 11. e6 fxe6 12. Bxh7 Qf6 3. Qg6+ Qxg6 14. Bxg6+ Kf8 15. Bd3 Nde5 16. Nxe5 Nxe5 17. Ke2 Nxd3 18. Kxd3 Be7 19. Rhg1 1/2-1/2, a draw in Kempinski, R - Ramesh, RB, Biel 2001. Black is better.
8...dxc4 9. Bxc4 b5 10. Be2 Bb7 11. Bd2
A novelty. After 11. g5 Nd5 12. Bd2 Bxc3 13. bxc3 N5b6 Black levelled in Makarov, M - Sakaev, K, 9th RUS-chT, Ekaterinburg 2002.
11...Rc8!








   
12. g5 Bxc3 13. Bxc3
Or 13. bxc3 with equality.
13...Nd5 14. Bd2?!
More precise is 14. b4 a5 15. a3 Qe7 with counterplay.
14...c5 15. dxc5 Rxc5 16. Qd3
If 16. Qe4 then 16...Qc7 17. Qd4 e5.
16...Rc4!
The multi-purpose move.
17. Qa3
In the game Kempinski, R - Haznedaroglu, K, 3rd Euro Men Ch, Batumi (12) 2002 White played 17. Rd1 Qb6 (17... Qa8!?) 18. Qb1 Rc8?! 19. e4 Ne7 20. Be3 Qa5+? (20... Qc7 21. Rc1 Bc6 22. O-O Qb7 is unclear) 21. b4 Qa4 22. O-O with a clear advantage to the first player. Better is 18... Nb4! 19. Bxb4 (19. Bxc4? bxc4 20. Bxb4 Qxb4+ 21. Ke2 Nc5 22. Rd4 Qb5 23. e4 e5 24. Nxe5 Ne6 winning, or 19. b3 Nc2+ 20. Kf1 Rc7 21. Qb2 O-O 22. Bc3 Bxf3 23. Bxf3 Nxe3+ 24. fxe3 Qxe3 25. Be2 Rxc3 26. Rxd7 Rc1+ 27. Rd1 Qf4+ 28. Ke1 Rxd1+ 29. Kxd1 Rd8+ with attack) 19... Rxb4 20. Qd3 (20. Qc2 Bxf3 21. Bxf3 Rc4) 20...Qc7 with a small edge to Black.
17...Ra4! 18. Qd6 Ra6 19. Qg3 O-O 20. O-O
If 20. Bxb5 then 20...Nc5! 21. Bxa6 Bxa6 22. Qh4 Ne7 with a strong attack and good compensation for the exchange.
20...Nc5 21. Qe5 Nd7 22. Qd4 e5 23. Qh4 h6! 24. Bxb5 hxg5 25. Qg3 Rh6!
The rook is a very active in this game.
26. Rfd1








   
26...Nf4!
A beautiful blow.
27. Nxg5
After 27. exf4 gxf4 28. Bxf4 exf4 29. Qxf4 Bxf3 30. Rxd7 (30. Qxf3 Qg5+ 31. Qg2 Qxb5) 30... Rg6+ 31. Kf1 Bg2+ 32. Ke2 Qb6 Black wins.
27...Qxg5! 28. exf4
Or 28. Qxg5 Nh3+ 29. Kf1 Nxg5 30. e4 Rxh2 31. Bxg5 Bxe4! 32. Bxd7 Bf3 33. Ke1 f6 34. Be6+ Kh8 35. Be3 Rh1+ 36. Kd2 Rd8+.
28...Qf5 29. Kf1
If 29. Bxd7 then 29...Qxd7 30. f5 (30. fxe5 Rh3) 30... Rd6.
29...exf4 30. Qd3
Or 30. Bxd7 fxg3 31. Bxf5 gxh2 32. Ke2 Rf6! 33. Bg4 Ba6+ 34. Ke3 Re8+ 35. Kd4 Rd6+ 36. Kc5 Red8 37. Bf4 Rxd1 38. Rxd1 Rxd1 39. Bxh2 Rd2.
30...Qg4!
Winning.
31. Bxd7








   
31...Qg2+ 32. Ke1 Ba6!
Also possible is 32... Rxh2! 33. Be3 fxe3 34. Qxe3 Rd8.
33. Bxf4 Bxd3 34. Bxh6 Qf1+ 35. Kd2 Qe2+ 36. Kc3 Qc2+ 37. Kd4 Rd8
White resigned. 0-1










Move
   

Kempinski, Robert (2570) - Yagupov, Igor (2474) [D45]
EU-ch 3rd/Batumi (8) 2002

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. g4 Bb4 8. Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 b5 10. Be2 Bb7 11. Bd2 Rc8 12. g5 Bxc3 13. Bxc3 Nd5 14. Bd2 c5 15. dxc5 Rxc5 16. Qd3 Rc4 17. Qa3 Ra4 18. Qd6 Ra6 19. Qg3 O-O 20. O-O Nc5 21. Qe5 Nd7 22. Qd4 e5 23. Qh4 h6 24. Bxb5 hxg5 25. Qg3 Rh6 26. Rfd1 Nf4 27. Nxg5 Qxg5 28. exf4 Qf5 29. Kf1 exf4 30. Qd3 Qg4 31. Bxd7 Qg2+ 32. Ke1 Ba6 33. Bxf4 Bxd3 34. Bxh6 Qf1+ 35. Kd2 Qe2+ 36. Kc3 Qc2+ 37. Kd4 Rd8 0-1


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