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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Analysis of Movsesian-Adams Corus 2009 round 2

Here is some analysis I have done of the second round game between Sergei Movsesian of Armenia and Michael Adams of Great Britain. Movsesian is the the 11th highest-rated chess player in the world (elo of 2751), born in Tblisi, Georgia, USSR (which means is is of Armenian descent.) He now plays for the Slovak Republic. Movsesian won the B-section of the 2008 Corus tournament.
Michael Adams is currently the 24th highest-rated player in the world with an elo of 2712.

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Movsesian,S (2751) - Adams,Mi (2712) Eco code: [C50]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (2), 18.01.2009
[Analyzed by myself with the help of Deep Rybka 3]

Opening:Giuoco Piano. ECO:C50 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 The Giuoco Piano. 3...Bc5 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d4 Attacking in the center. 5...Bxd4 [Analysis:The main line is: 5...exd4 6.c3 Nxe4 7.cxd4 d5 8.dxc5 dxc4 9.Qxd8+ Kxd8 10.Rd1+ Bd7 11.Be3 Ke7 12.Na3 Be6 13.Nb5 Rac8 (13...Rhc8) ] 6.Nxd4 The most popular continuation. 6...Nxd4 Also most popular, much more so that. ...exd4. 7.f4 Attacking the supporting pawn for the black knight, winning a tempo. [Analysis:The main line is: 7.Bg5 d6 8.f4 Be6 9.Na3 Qe7 10.f5 Bxc4 11.Nxc4 0-0-0 (11...d5) ] 7...d6 The lost tempo. 8.fxe5 The most popular idea in this position, weakening the support of the Black knight on d4. 8...dxe5 9.Bg5 Developing his last minor piece, which prevents Adams from playing ....Nxe4. 9...Be6 Developing his last minor piece, which offers an exchange of bishops on e6, 10.Na3 Defending his bishop and completing the development of his minor pieces. 10...Qe7 Adams frees the d8-square so it can be occupied by his queen's rook. 11.c3 The most popular move for White in this position, attacking the black knight, winning a tempo. 11...Nc6 The lost tempo. 12.Kh1 Rd8N A theoretical novelty for the position, attacking the white queen winning a tempo. [The move 12...h6 was played in the following game: [Event "GRE-chT"] [Site "Aghia Pelagia"] [Date "2004.07.06"] [Round "3.8"] [White "Pavlogianni, Despina"] [Black "Trabert, Bettina"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C50"] [WhiteElo "1964"] [BlackElo "2312"] [PlyCount "56"] [EventDate "2004.07.04"] [EventType "team-tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GRE"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2004.09.01"] [WhiteTeam "07"] [BlackTeam "09"] [WhiteTeamCountry "GRE"] [BlackTeamCountry "GRE"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d4 Bxd4 5. Nxd4 Nxd4 6. O-O d6 7. f4 Nf6 8.fxe5 dxe5 9. Bg5 Be6 10. Na3 Qe7 11. c3 Nc6 12. Bxe6 fxe6 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14.Qh5+ Qf7 15. Qh6 Ke7 16. Rf3 Rhg8 17. Qh4 Rad8 18. Qf2 b6 19. Rf1 Rg6 20. Nc4 Qg7 21. Ne3 Nb8 22. b4 c6 23. Nc4 Nd7 24. Qd2 Nc5 25. Qe2 Nxe4 26. Qxe4 Rxg2+ 27. Kh1 Rg8 28. Rg3 Rxh2+ 0-1 ] 13.Qe2 The lost tempo. [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3: 13.Qb3 Rb8 14.Bd5 0-0 15.Nc2 Na5 16.Bxf6 gxf6 17.Qb5 b6=] 13...h6 Adams forces Movesisan to make a decision about the future of his dark-squared bishop:retreat it and maintain the two bishops or avoid the loss of tempo and exchange it off on f6. [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3:- 13...0-0 14.Bxf6 gxf6 15.Rf3 Nb8 16.Raf1 Nd7 17.Bxe6 fxe6 18.Nc4 c6=] 14.Bxf6 gxf6 15.Rf2 Allowing him to double his rooks on the f-file. [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3: 15.Nc2 Nb8 16.Ne3 Nd7 17.Rad1 h5 18.Nf5 Qf8+/=] 15...Rg8 Placing his rook on the half-open g-file for counterplay against the White king. [Analysis:Rybka 3 Human 32-bit: 15...Rg8 16.Nc2 Bxc4 17.Qxc4 Qd6 18.Ne3 Ne7 19.Rd1 Qb6 20.Rxd8+ Kxd8 21.Rd2+ Ke8+/=] 16.Raf1 Creating the threat of 17.Rxf6. [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3: 16.Nc2 Bxc4 17.Qxc4 Qd6 18.Raf1 Rg6 19.Qb5 Kf8 20.h3 Kg7+/=] 16...Rg6 He is forced to lose a tempo to prevent the loss of a pawn. 17.Nc2 Beginning a manuever which will land the knight on the d5 square in several moves. [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3: 17.Bxe6 Qxe6 18.Qb5 Qg4 19.Qxb7 Qxe4 20.Qxc7 f5 21.Nc2 f4 22.Re1 Qd5=] 17...Kf8 Intending to move the king into safety on g8. [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3:Better is: >=17...Bg4 18.Qe3 a6 19.b3 Be6 20.Be2 Qd7 21.Rd1 Qe7=] 18.Ne3 [Analysis: Rybka 3 Human: 18.Ne3 Nb8 19.Nd5 Bxd5 20.exd5 Nd7 21.Bd3 Rg5 22.c4 c6 23.dxc6 bxc6+/=] 18...Nb8 Intending ...Nd7 and eventually ...Ne5. 19.Qh5 [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3:Better was 19.Nd5 Bxd5 20.exd5 Nd7 21.Bd3 Rg5 22.Bf5 Kg8 23.c4 Nf8 24.Qe3 a6 25.h4 Rg7 26.Qxh6 Ng6 27.Bxg6 Rxg6 28.Qe3 Rd6+/=] 19...Kg7 Overprotecting his h-pawn. 20.Qf3 Movesesian creates a triple-attack against the Black pawn on f6, which ties down three of Black's pieces:the queen, the king and the rook to defend this pawn. [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3:The program gave a better evaluation to the move 20.Bd5 with a possible continuation being: 20...b5 21.Bxe6 fxe6 22.Ng4 Nd7 23.Rd2 Nb6 24.Re2 Qd6 25.Ref2 Nd7=] 20...Kh7 Taking his king off the g-file allows Adams the opportunity to double his rooks on the g-file in the future. [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3:Better is >=20...Kg8 21.Nf5 Bxf5 22.exf5 Rg5 23.Qxb7 Qc5 24.Bb3 Kg7=] 21.Nd5! Attacking the black queen and the black pawn on f6 (for the fourth time). [Analysis:In this position Deep Rybka 3 gave a better evaluation to the move 21.Nf5 with a possible continuation being: 21...Qf8 22.Bd5 Bxd5 23.exd5 Nd7 24.d6!? cxd6 25.b4 b5 26.Qb7 Qe8 27.Qxb5 Qe6 28.Qb7 Nb6 29.Nh4 Rd7 30.Nxg6!? fxg6= (30...Rxb7? 31.Nf8++-) ] 21...Bxd5 Rather than allowing the white knight to stand on a wonderful square, Adams decides to exchange bishops. [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3:Better was 21...Qd6 22.Rd2 Kg7 23.Rd3 Bxd5 24.Rxd5 Qe7 25.Bb3 Na6 26.Qe3 b6 27.Bc2 c6 28.Rxd8 Qxd8=] 22.exd5+/= Preventing Adams from moving his knight to c6. 22...e4 Advancing his passed pawn up the board, winning a tempo. [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3: 22...e4 23.Qf5 Re8 24.Re2 Kg7 25.Bd3 Rg5 26.Qxe4 Qxe4 27.Rxe4 Rxe4 28.Bxe4 Re5 29.Bf3 Nd7+/=] 23.Qf4 Movsesian intends to play Re2 to create a double-attack against the Black e-pawn. [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3:The program gave a better evaluation to the move 23.Qf5 with a possible continuation being: 23...Kg7 24.Re1 Re8 25.Rfe2 Qd7 26.Qxd7 Nxd7 27.Rxe4 Rxe4 28.Rxe4 f5 29.Re8 Rd6 30.Kg1 Nb6 31.Bb3 Nxd5=] 23...Rd6? A mistake by Adams, which will cost him a pawn. [Analysis:Better is 23...Re8 with a possible continuation being: 24.Re1 Rg5 25.Qxf6 Qxf6 26.Rxf6 Re7 27.Rf4 e3+/=] 24.Re2+/- Double-attacking and winning the Black passed e-pawn. 24...Nd7 Bringing the knight back into play. [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3 24...Nd7 25.Rxe4 Ne5 26.Bb3 Kg8 27.c4 Rg5 28.Qe3 Rb6 29.Ref4 c5 30.Qc3 Ng4 31.Qf3 Ne5 32.Qe3 Rh5+/-] 25.Rxe4 Regaining material equality and winning a tempo with the attack against the Black queen. 25...Ne5 The lost tempo. 26.Bb3 Allowing him to advance his c-pawn to c4. [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3: 26.Bb3 Kg7 27.Qe3 b6 28.Ra4 a5 29.Raf4 c6 30.Rd4 Qc7 31.a4 Rg5+/-] 26...Kg8 [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3: 26...Kg7 27.c4 Qd7 28.Qe3 Ra6 29.Bc2 b5 30.Rxe5!? fxe5 31.Bxg6 Rxg6 32.Qxe5+ f6 33.Qe4 bxc4 34.Qxc4 Rg5 35.Rd1 Re5+/-] 27.c4 Overprotecting his d-pawn and threatening 28.c5. 27...b6 Preventing 28.c5. [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3: 27...Qd7 28.Qe3 a5 29.Bc2 b5 30.b3 bxc4 31.bxc4 Rg5 32.Rd4 Qd8 33.Rh4 Kg7 34.Qh3 Qh8 35.Qa3 Qb8 36.Rhf4 (36.Qxa5 Qb2 37.Qa4 Rb6 With sufficient compensation for the pawn.) 36...Qb4 37.Qe3 Nxc4 38.Qe4 Qd2 39.Qh7+ Kf8[] 40.Qxh6+ Rg7 41.Qh8+ Rg8[] 42.Qh3 Nb6+/-] 28.Bc2 Qf8 Overprotecting his h-pawn. 29.Re3 Creating a discovered attack against the rook on g6 winning a tempo. [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3: 29.b3 Rg5 30.Ree1 c6 31.dxc6 Nxc6 32.Rd1 Ne5 33.Rxd6 Qxd6 34.Qxf6 Qxf6 35.Rxf6 Ng4 36.Rf4 Ne3 37.Be4 Re5+/-] 29...Rg5 The lost tempo. 30.Bf5 [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3: 30.Bf5 Kh8 31.b3 Qg7 32.g3 Qf8 33.a3 b5 34.Rc3 bxc4 35.bxc4 c6 36.h4 Rg8 37.Be4 cxd5 38.cxd5 Qg7 39.Rfc1 Rgd8+/-] 30...Kh8 31.Rfe1 Preventing the black knight from moving as if it did Movsesian could play Re8, forcing Adams to lose the exchange. 31...a5 [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3: >=31...c6 32.dxc6 Rxc6 33.b3 Rd6 34.R3e2 Rd8 35.h4 Rg8+-] 32.b3 c6 [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3:Better is >=32...Qg7 33.Qf2 Qf8 34.h4 Rg8 35.Be4 Rg4 36.a4 h5 37.Bf5 Rg8 38.Qf4 Qg7[] 39.Rg3 Ng6 40.Qf2 Qf8+-] 33.dxc6 Rxc6 34.h4 Winning a tempo. 34...Rg8 The lost tempo. 35.Rd1 Once again gaining control of the open file. 35...a4?? A blunder. [Analysis:Deep Rybka 3:Better is 35...Ng6 36.Bxg6 Rxg6 37.Rd7 h5 38.Qe4 Rc5 39.Qb7 Rf5 40.Qxb6 Rg8 41.Rd5 Qg7 42.g3 Rxd5 43.cxd5 Qg6 44.Rf3 Qb1+ 45.Kg2 Qxa2+ 46.Rf2 Qa1 47.Qxf6+ Qxf6 48.Rxf6 Kg7+/-] 36.Rd8 The rook cannot be taken because if 36...Qxd8 37.Qxh8 is checkmate. 36...Qg7 Threatening 38.Qxg2 checkmate. 37.Rxg8+ Kxg8 38.Rg3 Adams resigned. If 38...Ng6 38.Bxg6 wins a piece. 1-0

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