Akdag, Murat - Ljubicic, Ing. Leonardo
MT-Hybl/A (CZE)



1.e4 I usually play 1.d4 but since the newly crowned World Champion played the Sicilian poorly at that time I used this choice. 1. ... c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.Bc4 e6 8.O-O Qa5 9.Be3 b5 10.Nxe6!! N Diagram [#] A novelty. Normally 10.Bb3 is played here... 10. ... fxe6 11.Bxe6 Nc5 12.b4 Qa3
    [ 12. ... Qxb4 13.Nd5 Nxd5 14.Bxd5 Ra7 15.a3 Qa5 16.Bc6+ Bd7 17.Bxc5 dxc5 18.Qh5+ Kd8 19.Rfd1 Qb6 20.Qd5+- ]
13.Bb3!! Nxb3 14.axb3 Qxb4 15.Bd4 Bg4 16.f3 Be6 17.Nd5 Nxd5 18.exd5 Bxd5 19.Qd3 Be7 The tactical possibility in the opening provides a strong position in the endgame for White. 20.Bxg7 Rg8 21.Qxd5 Qc5+ 22.Qxc5 dxc5 23.Bc3 Kf7 24.Rfe1 b4 25.Bb2 Rg6 26.Re4 a5 27.Kf1 Re6 28.Rg4 Kf8 29.Rg7 h6 30.Rg4 Kf7 31.h4 Bf8 32.h5 Rd6 33.Rc4 Rd2 34.Re1 Rad8 35.Rf4+ Kg8 36.Re6 R2d6 37.Rxd6 Rxd6 38.Ke2 a4 39.bxa4 Ra6 40.Kd3 Rxa4 41.Rg4+ Kf7 42.Rg6 Ra2 43.Be5 c4+ 44.Kxc4 Rxc2+ 45.Kd3 Rc5 46.f4 Rb5 47.Kc4 Rc5+ 48.Kb3 Rc1 49.g4 He didn't want to play this ending

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