Friday, November 11, 2011

#919 Corr Update

This morning I drew one of my games against Radek Svitil of the Czech Republic, which now leads the USA 17-16:

E12 Queen's Indian Defense
Nimzo-Hybrid Variation

1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Bg5 h6 5.Bxf6 Qxf6 6.e3 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 0-0 9.Bd3 Bb7 10.0-0 d6 11.Nd2 Qe7 12.Qc2 (N) c5 13.a4! Nc6 14.Nb3! e5 15.d5 Na5 16.Nxa5 bxa5 17.Rfb1 Ba6 18.Rb2 Rab8 19.Rab1 Rxb2 20.Rxb2 e4 21.Bxe4 Bxc4 22.Bh7+ Kh8 23.Qe4 Qxe4 24.Bxe4 Re8 25.Bf3 Ba6 26.h4 g5 27.Kh2 Kg7 28.hxg5 hxg5 29.Kh2 Kf6 30.Kg3 Re7 31.Rb8 Rb7 32.Rxb7 Bxb7 33.c4 Ke5 34.Bd1 Ba6 35.Bb3 f6 36.f3 Bc8 37.Bc2 Ba6 38.Bd3 Bc8 39.Kf2 Bd7 40.Bc2 Be8 41.Kg3 Bd7 42.Kf2 1/2-1/2

My opponent could have tried 42.f4!? gxf4+ 43.exf4+ Kd4 44.g5 fxg5 45.fxg5 Kxc4 46.g6 Kxd5 47.g7 Be6 48.Bh7 and, after 48...Kc4, held via 49.Kf4! Kb4 50.Kg5 c4! 51.Kf6 Bd5 52.Ke7 Kxa4 53.Kxd6 Bf7 54.Be4 c3 55.Bd5 Bxd5 56.Kxd5 c2 57.g8Q, etc.

Full notes will follow.

The remaining game is looking good, however:

D38 Queen's Gambit
Ragozin Defense

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Bg5 O-O 7.Qb3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 c6 9.e3 b6 10.Bd3 Ba6 11.Bxa6 Nxa6 12.Ne5 c5 13.Ng4 Nc7 14.dxc5 bxc5 15.O-O Qd7 16.Nxf6+ gxf6 17.Bxf6 Rfb8 18.Qc2 Qe6 19.Bh4 Qe4 20.Qxe4 dxe4 21.Bg3 Rb7 22.Rab1 Rxb1 23.Rxb1 Nd5 24.c4 Nb6 25.Bc7 Nxc4 26.Rb5 Rc8 27.Rxc5 Nb2 28.g4 Nd3 29.Rg5+ Kf8 30.Bd6+ Ke8 31.Ra5 Rc6 32.Bg3 a6 33.Ra4 Re6 34.Rc4 Kf8 35.Kf1 Kg7 36.Ke2 h5 37.g5 Kg6 38.h4 Nb2 39.Rd4 Nd3 40.f3 Nc1+ 41.Kd2 Rc6 42.Rxe4

PGN of all the CZE-USA games

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