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Lautier, J. (2658) - Conquest, S. (2563) [D33]
Clichy (8) 2001

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3 c4 7. Bg2 Bb4 8. O-O Nge7 9. e4 O-O 10. Nxd5 Nxd5 11. exd5 Qxd5








   
12. a3
Interesting is 12. Be3!? Bf5 13. Ne5 Qb5 14. Qf3 Bd3 15. Nxd3 cxd3 16. Qd5 Qa6 17. Qb3 Ba5 18. Rad1 Rad8 19. Rxd3 with an edge to White in Becerra Rivero, J-Palao, M, Cuba 1995 (1-0, 33).
12...Ba5
After 12... Be7?! 13. Be3 Bf5 14. Ne5 Qb5 15. a4 Qxb2 16. Nxc4 Qb4 17. Rc1 Bf6 18. d5 Ne7 19. d6 Nc6 20. Bd2 Qc5 21. Ne3 Qe5 22. Bc3 Qe6 23. Bd5 Qd7 24. Bxf6 gxf6 25. Bxc6 bxc6 26. Qf3 1-0, Black resigned in Lazarev, V-Steiner, Passau op 1994.
13. Ne5 Qb5
If 13... Qxd4? then 14. Nxc6 Qxd1 15. Ne7+ Kh8 16. Rxd1.
14. a4
Worse is 14. b4? cxb3 15. Rb1 Nxe5 16. Rxb3 Qa4 17. dxe5 Bg4 18. f3 Rfd8 19. Rd3 Qc4 20. Rd6 Bf5 21. Be3 Bd3, Vera, R-Arencibia, W, Capablanca mem-A, Havana 1990 (0-1, 38).
14...Qa6 15. Be3
A novelty. Weaker is 15. Nxc6?! bxc6 16. Qf3 Bd7 17. Bf4 Rac8 18. Qh5? c3 19. Be4 f5 20. Bc2 cxb2 21. Rab1 Bc3 22. Bb3+ Kh8 23. Be5 c5 24. Qg5 Qg6 25. Qe7 Bc6 26. Qxa7 Be4 27. Ba2 Bxb1 28. Rxb1 f4 29. Rd1 fxg3 30. hxg3 Bxd4 31. Bxd4 cxd4 32. Rxd4 Rc1+ 0-1, White resigned in Chin, C-Juarez Flores, C, GUA 1996.
15...Be6 16. Qh5 Rad8 17. Rfd1 Bd5! 18. Nd7! Rxd7 19. Bxd5 Rfd8! 20. Be4 g6 21. Qf3








   
21...f5?
Better is 21... c3! 22. b3 Nb4 23. Rac1 f5 24. Bc2 Qe6 with an advantage to Black. Or 22. Bxc6 Qxc6 23. Qxc6 bxc6 24. bxc3 Bxc3 25. Rac1 Bxd4 26. Rxc6 Bxe3 27. Rxd7 Bxf2+ 28. Kxf2 Rxd7 with an extra pawn.
22. Bxc6 bxc6 23. Rac1 Bc7 24. Bg5! Rb8
If 24...Re8 then 25. Re1 Rxe1+ 26. Rxe1 Qxa4 27. Re8+ Kg7 28. Qe3 with an attack.
25. Qe2 Qxa4 26. Be7 Kg7 27. Qe6 c5 28. Bxc5 Rf7 29. d5 Re8 30. Qc6 Qxc6 31. dxc6 Be5 32. Re1 Bxb2 33. Rxe8 Bxc1 34. Bd6
Black resigned. 1-0










Move
   

Lautier, Joel (2658) - Conquest, Stuart (2563) [D33]
Clichy (8) 2001

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3 c4 7. Bg2 Bb4 8. O-O Nge7 9. e4 O-O 10. Nxd5 Nxd5 11. exd5 Qxd5 12. a3 Ba5 13. Ne5 Qb5 14. a4 Qa6 15. Be3 Be6 16. Qh5 Rad8 17. Rfd1 Bd5 18. Nd7 Rxd7 19. Bxd5 Rfd8 20. Be4 g6 21. Qf3 f5 22. Bxc6 bxc6 23. Rac1 Bc7 24. Bg5 Rb8 25. Qe2 Qxa4 26. Be7 Kg7 27. Qe6 c5 28. Bxc5 Rf7 29. d5 Re8 30. Qc6 Qxc6 31. dxc6 Be5 32. Re1 Bxb2 33. Rxe8 Bxc1 34. Bd6 1-0


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