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GMs theoretical duel at 14th Midwest class

MITKOV, Nicola (2603) - SHULMAN, Yury (2613)

10/16/2005:Control:(2h00m)-(2h00m) for first 40 moves.

1. e2-e4 e7-e6 21. Rb5-b2(49m)f7-f6(53m)
2. d2-d4 d7-d5 22. Qd3:a6(32m)f6-e5(50m)
3. Nb1-c3 Bf8-b4 23. Rg1:g3(31m)Nd5e3(30m)
4. e4-e5 c7-c5 24. Bd2:e3(27m)d4:e3(29m)
5. a2-a3 Bb4:c3+ 25. Rg3:e3(24m)Rd8-d4(12m)
6. b2:c3 Ng8-e7 26. Rb3:b7+ Qc7:b7
7. Qd1-g4 c5:d4 27. Re3-b3(17m)Nc6-b4(8m)
8. Qg4:g7 Rh8-g8 28. Qa6:b7+ Kb8:b7
9. Qg7:h7 Qd8-c7 29. f4:e5(15m) Rd4-e4+(3m)
10. hg8-e2 Nb8-c6 30. Ke1-d2(14m)Rg8-f8
11. f2-f4 Bc8-d7 31. Bf1-d3 Rf8-f2+(2m)
12. Qh7-d3(1h53m)d4:c3(1h54m) 32. Kd2-c3 Re4:e5
13. Ra1-b1 0-0-0 33. Rb3:b4+ Kb7-c7
14. Ne2-c3(1h46m)Nc6-a5(1h49m) 34. h3-h4 Re5-e3
15. Rh1-g1 Kc8-b8 35. g4-g5 Rf2-g2
16. g2-g4(1h45m)d5-d4(1h48m) 36. a3-a4 e6-e5
17. Nc3-b5(1h19m)Bd7:b5(1h42m) 37. a4-a5 e5-e4
18. Rb1:b5 Ne7-d5(1h32m) 38. Rb4:e4 Re3:e4
19. Bc1-d2(1h12m)Na5-c6(1h29m) 39. Bd3:e4 Rg2-g4
20. h2-h3(1h3m)a7-a6(54m) 40. Kc3-d4 Rg4:g2
    41. Kd4-e5 1:0

Note! The number in () are actual clock reading, which gives an idea, where was the turning points of the fight on a chess board

Comments of Nicola MITKOV, right after the game:

Very excited game!
16...d4 !? new idea of Yuri.
17.Nb5 new move(with idea to trade black bishop that can be very dangerouse).
22.Qa6 Sharpest line(22.ef6 deserve attention ...e5 23.bg2)
23...Ne3? 23...Rg7 only move with idea if 24.Rbe then Qc8 with complicate game)
25...Rd4 Last try to stop white combination but
26.Rb7! transporting to wining endgame
29.fe5! + -

Pic.1. Quick after game analysis
Pic.2. Position before Rd4
Pic.3. Position after