Mastrovasilis, Dimitrios - Kanakaris, Georgios

Round 3.3
Individual men champ. 2010


1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 Ne7 5.Bd2 b6 6.Nce2 Bxd2+ 7.Qxd2 c5 8.h4 An interesting move, which is a novelty! White will take with the knight on d4 so c3 isn't neccesary yet.

8... Ba6 9.h5 Getting space in the kingside.

9... h6 10.f4 Nbc6 11.Nf3 Nf5! (11... O-O 12.c3 f6 13.O-O-O Qd7 14.Kb1 Rac8 15.exf6 Rxf6 16.Ne5 Nxe5 17.fxe5 Rf2 18.Qe3 Rcf8 19.Ng3 Bxf1 20.Rhxf1 Rxf1 21.Nxf1 Qa4 22.b3 Qa3 23.g4 Nc6 24.Ng3 cxd4 25.cxd4 Nb4 26.Rd2 Rc8 27.Rf2 Qa6 28.Rd2 Qa3 29.Ne2 Qa6 30.g5 hxg5 31.Qxg5 Rf8 32.h6 Qb7 33.Kb2 Qf7 34.Nc3 g6 35.Ka3 a5 36.Rf2 Qe8 37.Rf6 Kh7 38.Nb5 1-0 Macieja,B (2653) -Psakhis,L (2545), INT 2004)

12.c3 Rc8?! (12... Bxe2! 13.Bxe2 Ng3 14.Bb5! (14.Rh3 Nxe2 15.Qxe2 cxd4 16.Nxd4 (16.cxd4 Rc8 17.Kf2 O-O 18.Rc1 f6 White has moderate counterplay) (16.Qb5 Qd7 17.Nxd4 Nxd4 18.Qxd7+ Kxd7 19.cxd4 Rac8 20.Rg3 Rhg8 21.Kd2 Rc4 22.Kd3 b5 equal chances, quiet position) 16... Nxd4 17.cxd4 O-O equal chances, quiet position) 14... O-O! 15.Rh3 Ne4 16.Qe3 cxd4 17.Nxd4 Nxd4 18.Qxd4 equal chances, quiet position)

13.Rh3 White has a slight advantage Na5 14.b3 Qc7 15.Ng3! Nxg3 16.Rxg3 Bxf1 17.Kxf1 Rg8 (17... O-O 18.f5 Kh7 This is a computer suggestion but very scary for human eye!)

18.f5! White has a moderate advantage cxd4 19.Nxd4 Nc6 20.Nb5!? (20.Nxc6 Qxc6 21.Rd1 White has a moderate advantage)

20... Qxe5 21.Rf3! d4! 22.Nxd4 Nxd4 23.cxd4 Qb5+ 24.Kg1 exf5 25.a4! Qd5 26.a5 b5? White has a decisive advantage (26... Kd7! A very difficult move to find! 27.axb6 axb6 28.Qb4 with compensation for White)

27.Re1+ Kd7 28.Re5 Qc6 29.Qb4! Rge8 30.Rc5 (30.Rc3 White has a decisive advantage)

30... Qb7 31.Rfxf5 Rxc5 32.Rxf7+ Re7 33.Rxe7+ Kxe7 34.Qxc5+ (34.dxc5 Qc6 35.Qd4 Ke8 36.b4 White has a decisive advantage)

34... Kf7 35.Qf5+ Kg8 36.Qe6+ Kf8 37.Qf5+ Kg8 38.b4 Qe7 39.Qc8+ Kh7 40.Qc2+ Kh8 41.Qd2 Qd6 42.d5 a6 43.Qd4 Kg8 44.Kf2! Fine play! king comes to finish the job!

44... Qf8+ 45.Ke3 Qe8+ 46.Qe4 Qxh5 47.Qe6+ Kf8 48.Kd4 Qh4+ 49.Kc5 Qf2+ 50.Kc6 h5 51.d6 Qxg2+ 52.Kb6 A great performance from Dimitris Mastrovasilis! Very sharp and creative play! 1-0