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Krasenkow, Michal (2651) - Karpov, Anatoly (2688) [E12]
Corus A, Wijk aan Zee (1) 2003

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. c4 b6 4. Nc3 Bb7 5. a3 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Qc2 Nxc3 8. bxc3 Nd7
After 8...Be7 9. e4 O-O 10. Bd3 c5 11. O-O Qc7 12. Qe2 Nd7 13. e5!? Rfd8 14. h4 Nf8 15. h5 Rac8 16. Be3 Qc6 17. a4 cxd4 18. cxd4 Bb4?! 19. h6 g6 20. Rfc1 White had an edge in Krasenkow, M - Ponomariov, R, Corus A, Wijk aan Zee (3) 2003.
9. e4 c5 10. Bf4
The alternative is 10. Bd3.
10...Be7 11. d5 exd5 12. exd5 O-O 13. Rd1








   
13...Re8!?
A novelty. In the game Lputian, S - Adorjan, A, Hastings 1986 Black played 13...g5 14. Be3 g4 15. Nd2 f5. Interesting is 14. Bg3!? f5 (or 14...g4 15. Ng1 Re8 16. Bb5 with idea of Ne2 and Qf5) 15. Bd3! f4 16. Bxh7+ Kh8 17. Bf5 Kg7 18. h4 fxg3 19. hxg5 Rh8 20. Rxh8 Kxh8 21. Qe4 with a strong attack.
14. Be2 c4!? 15. O-O Bxa3 16. Bxc4 Qf6 17. Ng5
Deserving attention is 17. Bg5!? Qd6 18. Bh4.
17...Nf8!
Cool. Dangerous is 17...Qxf4? 18. Qxh7+.
18. g3 h6 19. Ne4 Qf5 20. f3 Ng6 21. Bc7?!
More precise is 21. Be3!? Ne5 22. Be2.









   
21...Rac8
Also possible is 21...Qd7!? 22. d6 Ne5.
22. Bb5
Weaker is 22. d6?! Ne5 23. Be2 Bc5+ 24. Kh1 Bc6 25. Qb1 Qh3 with an attack.
22...Rxc7!? 23. Bxe8 Bxd5 24. Nf6+?
An error. Correct is 24. Qd3.
24...Qxf6 25. Rxd5








   
25...Rxc3
Now Black has a clear advantage thanks to White's weaknesses on the kingside and two black pawns on the queenside.
26. Qe4?!
Losing at once. Better is 26. Qd1 or 26. Qf5.
26...Bc5+ 27. Kg2 Re3 28. Qa4 Re2+ 29. Kh1 Re1!
Threatening 30...Qxf3+.
White resigned. 0-1










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Krasenkow, Michal (2633) - Karpov, Anatoly (2688) [E12]
Corus/Wijk aan Zee (1) 2003

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. c4 b6 4. Nc3 Bb7 5. a3 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Qc2 Nxc3 8. bxc3 Nd7 9. e4 c5 10. Bf4 Be7 11. d5 exd5 12. exd5 O-O 13. Rd1 Re8 14. Be2 c4 15. O-O Bxa3 16. Bxc4 Qf6 17. Ng5 Nf8 18. g3 h6 19. Ne4 Qf5 20. f3 Ng6 21. Bc7 Rac8 22. Bb5 Rxc7 23. Bxe8 Bxd5 24. Nf6+ Qxf6 25. Rxd5 Rxc3 26. Qe4 Bc5+ 27. Kg2 Re3 28. Qa4 Re2+ 29. Kh1 Re1 0-1


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