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Lagunow, Alexander - Schipkov, Boris [A31]
Novosibirsk Region ch, Novosibirsk 1986

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5








   
3. Nf3
I planned to play the Volga Gambit. In this tournament I obtained a small advantage after 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. e3 Bb7 6. Nc3 Qa5 7. Bd2 axb5 8. Bxb5 Qb6 9. Qb3 e6 10. e4 Nxe4 11. Nxe4 Bxd5 12. Qd3 Qb7 (12...f5!?) 13. f3 c4 14. Bxc4 Bxc4 15. Qxc4 d5 16. Qc2 dxe4 17. Qxe4 Qxb2 18. Qb1 Qe5+ 19. Ne2 Nd7 20. Bc3 Qh5 21. O-O Bd6 22. g3 O-O and won in 73 moves, Kirchanov, A - Schipkov, B, Novosibirsk Region ch, Novosibirsk 1986, 0-1.
3...cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d5!?








   
6. cxd5
Another strategic gambit. Black has compensation for the central pawn thanks to his space and development advantage.
6...Bc5 7. e3
Or 7. N5c3 O-O 8. g3.
7...O-O 8. N5c3 e4 9. Be2








   
9...Nbd7
9...Qe7!? is more precise, after 10. a3 Rd8 11. b4 Bd6 12. Bb2 a5!? 13. Nd2 axb4 14. axb4 Rxa1 15. Qxa1 Bxb4 16. O-O Na6 17. Nc4 Bg4 18. Bxg4 Nxg4 19. h3 Nf6 (19...Qc7=) 20. Rd1, Mchedlishvili, M - Bologan, V, ESP-chT, Melilla 2011, Black could play 20...Qc5 21. Rd4 Bxc3 22. Bxc3 Rxd5 with equality, because dangerous is 23. Rxd5? Nxd5 24. Bxg7 Qxc4 25. Bh8 f6 26. Bxf6 Nxf6 27. Qxf6 Qd5.
10. O-O
10. Nd2 is interesting.
10...Nb6 11. Nd2 Re8
11...Qe7!? deserves attention.
12. Qb3 Qe7 13. Rd1 Bd7 14. Nf1








   
14...Qe5
14...h5! is better, with the initiative on the kingside.
15. a4!? Rab8 16. a5 Nc8 17. Bd2 Ne7
17...b6!? is interesting.
18. Rac1
18. Bc4!? is also possible.








   
18...b6!
Black has good counterplay.
19. a6
Or 19. Ng3 Nf5 20. Nxf5 Bxf5 21. axb6 Bxb6.
19...Nexd5 20. Ng3 Be6 21. Qa4 Bd7 22. Qb3 Be6
A draw by repetition. It is interesting that in 1986 Alexander Lagunow also made a draw with the famous Vassily Ivanchuk. I was the Novosibirsk Champion in 1988, but Alexander Lagunow won the Berlin City Chess Championship three times, he was the Berlin Champion in 1994, 1995 and 1996!
23. Qa4
Draw. 1/2-1/2










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Lagunow, Alexander - Schipkov, Boris [A31]
Novosibirsk Region ch/Novosibirsk 1986

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nf3 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d5 6. cxd5 Bc5 7. e3 O-O 8. N5c3 e4 9. Be2 Nbd7 10. O-O Nb6 11. Nd2 Re8 12. Qb3 Qe7 13. Rd1 Bd7 14. Nf1 Qe5 15. a4 Rab8 16. a5 Nc8 17. Bd2 Ne7 18. Rac1 b6 19. a6 Nexd5 20. Ng3 Be6 21. Qa4 Bd7 22. Qb3 Be6 23. Qa4 1/2-1/2


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