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Malaniuk, V. (2511) - Vulfson, V. (2412) [D46]
White Nights, St. Petersburg (3) 2001

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bd3 Nbd7 6. O-O Bd6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. e4 dxe4 9. Nxe4 Nxe4 10. Bxe4 h6 11. Bc2 b6
If 11...e5 then 12. Qd3 f5 13. c5! Bc7 14. dxe5 Nxe5 15. Qb3+ Kh8 16. Re1! (16. Bf4?! Be6! 17. Qc3 Nxf3+ 18. Qxf3 Bd5 19. Bxc7 Qxc7 20. Qc3 Rae8 21. Rfe1 Qf7 with equality in Alonso, R - Guerra, P, ch-Cuba 1991) 16...Qf6? 17. Bf4 Nxf3+ (17... Be6 18. Bxe5 Bxb3 19. Bxf6 Bxc2 20. Re7 Bxh2+ 21. Kxh2 gxf6 22. Nd4 Be4 23. Rxb7 with an advantage) 18. Qxf3 Bxf4 19. Qxf4 Qxb2 20. Bb3 Qf6 21. Rad1 Kh7 22. h4 Rd8 23. Rxd8 Qxd8 24. Bf7 Qf6 (24... Qd7 25. Be8 Qd8 26. h5) 25. Qc7 b6 26. Re8 Bb7 27. Bg8+ Kh8 28. Rxa8 Bxa8 29. Qb8 1-0, Black resigned in Izeta, F - Carrasco Martinez, J, ch-ESP, Barcelona 2000. Better is 16... Nxf3+ 17. Qxf3 Qh4 18. h3 Bd7 19. Bd2 Rae8 20. Rxe8 Rxe8 21. Rd1 with a small edge to White.
12. Qd3 Nf6 13. b3








   
13...c5?!
Better is 13...Re8 14. Bb2 Bb7 15. Rfe1 Rc8 16. Rad1 Kf8 17. Qe3 (17. a3 Qe7 18. b4 Red8 19. Qe2 b5! 20. c5 Bf4 21. a4 Nd5 with counterplay) 17...Qe7 18. Ne5 c5 19. dxc5 Bxc5 20. Qf4 Red8 21. Ng4 (21. Bg6 Bd6 22. Bb1 Bb4) 21... Nxg4 22. Qxg4 Qg5 23. Qxg5 hxg5 with more or less equal game in Molander Riku - Tahkavuori Tapani, Helsinki 1997.
14. Bb2 cxd4
If 14...Bb7? then 15. d5!
15. Bxd4 Be7?
More precise is 15... Bc5 16. Bxf6 Qxd3 17. Bxd3 gxf6 18. Be4 Rb8 with a small edge to White in the ending.
16. Ne5! Bb7 17. Ng4 Ne4 18. Rad1 Qc7
After 18... f5 19. Qe3 Qc7 20. Bxg7! Bg5 21. Be5 Bxe3 22. Bxc7 fxg4 23. fxe3 Nc3 24. Rd2 White has a clear advantage.
19. Qe3 f5 20. Bxe4 Bxe4








   
21. Nxh6+! gxh6 22. Qxh6 e5 23. Qg6+ Kh8 24. Qh6+ Kg8 25. Qe6+ Rf7 26. Bxe5 Qc6 27. Rd6! Qc5 28. Rd7
Also possible is 28. b4 Qxb4 (28...Qc7 29. Qh6 Bf6 30. Bxf6) 29. Qh6 Bf6 30. Rxf6 winning.
28...f4 29. Bd6 Bf5 30. Qxf7+
Black resigned. 1-0










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Malaniuk, Vladimir P (2511) - Vulfson, Vladimir (2412) [D46]
St Petersburg White Nights op/St Petersburg (3) 2001

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bd3 Nbd7 6. O-O Bd6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. e4 dxe4 9. Nxe4 Nxe4 10. Bxe4 h6 11. Bc2 b6 12. Qd3 Nf6 13. b3 c5 14. Bb2 cxd4 15. Bxd4 Be7 16. Ne5 Bb7 17. Ng4 Ne4 18. Rad1 Qc7 19. Qe3 f5 20. Bxe4 Bxe4 21. Nxh6+ gxh6 22. Qxh6 e5 23. Qg6+ Kh8 24. Qh6+ Kg8 25. Qe6+ Rf7 26. Bxe5 Qc6 27. Rd6 Qc5 28. Rd7 f4 29. Bd6 Bf5 30. Qxf7+ 1-0


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