Aleksander Goloshchapov

International Grandmaster
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My games

[Event "Meisdorf op"] [Site "Meisdorf"] [Date "1996.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Goloshchapov, Alexander"] [Black "Boensch, Uwe"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B85"] [WhiteElo "2445"] [BlackElo "2550"] [Annotator "Goloshchapov,A"] [PlyCount "107"] [EventDate "1996.04.11"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "7"] [EventCountry "GER"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1996.11.15"] {My first victory over Grandmaster. Not an ideal, but an interesting and fighting game!} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e6 7. O-O Be7 8. f4 Qc7 9. a4 Nc6 10. Be3 O-O 11. Kh1 {The classical Sheveningen on the board. White has some initiative, but Black's positions are very flexible and full of counter-attacking chances.} Rd8 $5 {Cunning, but not the strongest continuation.} ({More flexible} 11... Bd7 $1) ({as well as} 11... Re8 $1) 12. Qe1 $1 ({Black's idea is that after usual} 12. Bf3 $6 {he has very strong} Ne5 $1 13. fxe5 $2 dxe5 {[%csl Rd1] and White's queen gets under attack }) 12... Nxd4 13. Bxd4 e5 {The thematic Sicilian pawn break in the center does not solve all Black's opening problems here.} 14. Bg1 $1 {A very subtle and strong idea, that provides White with the opening advantage.} ({After the most natural} 14. Be3 exf4 15. Rxf4 Be6 {[%cal Gd6d5]} 16. Qf2 $1 {[%cal Ge3b6]} ( 16. a5 d5 $1 {[%csl Rf4]}) (16. Qg3 d5 $1) 16... Re8 17. Rf1 Nd7 $1 18. Bd4 Ne5 {Black is in time to consoldilate his position.}) 14... exf4 15. a5 $1 {[%csl Rc7,Rd8] The key idea, the point of which is to discoordinate Black's pieces and prevent freeing d6-d5} Re8 ({Does not solve all the problems the attempt to secure the f7-square} 15... Rf8 16. Bb6 Qc6 17. Rxf4 Be6 18. Bd4 Nd7 19. Nd5 $1 {[%csl Re7]} Rae8 (19... Bxd5 $140 20. exd5 Qxd5 21. Bf3 Qe6 22. Re4 Ne5 23. Bxe5 dxe5 24. Rxe5) 20. Qg3 Ne5 21. c4 $1 {[%csl Gd5]} Bxd5 22. exd5 Qd7 23. Bd1 $1 Qc7 24. Ba4 Rc8 25. b4 $1 {[%csl Ga4,Gd4] White has an advantage} f5 26. Bc2 $1) 16. Bb6 (16. Rxf4 d5 $1 {[%csl Rf4]}) 16... Qc6 (16... Qb8 17. Rxf4 d5 18. Qf2 {[%csl Ra8,Rf7]} Be6 (18... dxe4 19. Bc4 $1 {[%csl Rf7]}) 19. exd5 Nxd5 20. Nxd5 Bxd5 21. Rf1 Qd6 22. Bd3 {[%csl Ra8,Rf7,Rh7] with initiative and advantage for White}) 17. Rxf4 Be6 (17... d5 $2 18. exd5 Nxd5 19. Nxd5 Qxd5 20. Bc4) 18. Qg3 Nd7 19. Bd4 Ne5 20. Raf1 Bf8 {The typical regrouping of the pieces in this middle-game: Black is planning g7-g6 and Bg7 securing his kingside.} ({Black can secure the vulnerable f7-square but it cannot stop the development of White's initiative} 20... Rf8 21. Bd3 $1 Rae8 (21... Rac8 22. Nd5 $1 Bxd5 23. exd5 Qxd5 24. Bxe5 dxe5 25. Qh3 {[%csl Rc8,Rf7,Rh7]} g6 (25... h6 26. Rxf7 $1 {[%csl Rc8] with strong initiative on the light squares}) 26. Rxf7 Rxf7 27. Qxc8+ Kg7 28. Rxf7+ Qxf7 29. Qxb7) 22. Nd5 $1 Bd8 (22... Bxd5 $2 23. exd5 Qc8 ({it is always dangerous to capture the d5-pawn} 23... Qxd5 {as White gets a very strong diagonal for his light- squared bishop DIAGRAM} 24. Bc4 $1 Qxc4 25. Bxe5 Qxf1+ 26. Rxf1 dxe5 27. Qxe5 Bf6 28. Qd5 Bxb2 29. Qxb7 { White is better}) 24. Re4 f6 25. Ree1 {[%cal Gd3f5,Gf5e6]} Nxd3 (25... Kh8 $2 26. Bf5) 26. Qxd3 {[%csl Re6] with a clear advantage for White due to a very strong e6-outpost}) 23. b4 {with some space advantage and positional pressure}) (20... Rac8 21. Bd3 $1 {[%cal Gc3d5]}) 21. Bd3 $1 {One more piece is joining in the attack - all pieces must play!} g6 {DIAGRAM} 22. Nd5 $1 {All is ready for active actions! Moreover, having dynamic (short-term) advantage, White must play as energetic as possible, otherwise, consolidating his position with Bg7, Black will get a very good game.} Bxd5 ({Does not look attractive} 22... Bg7 23. Nf6+ Bxf6 24. Rxf6 {and White is better in view of the weaknesses of the dark squares on the kingside}) 23. exd5 Qc7 ({Also dangerous, but better than in the game} 23... Qxd5 {White has a few interesting attacking options, so I would have made not an easy decision} 24. Be4 (24. c4 $5) (24. Bxe5 Qxe5 25. Rxf7 Qxg3 26. hxg3 Rab8 $14) 24... Qb5 (24... Qxd4 25. Bxg6 Qxf4 26. Bxf7+ Kxf7 27. Rxf4+ Ke7 28. Rb4 $1 Rab8 29. Qb3 {winning the b7-pawn White gets a clear advantage} Rec8 30. Rxb7+ Nd7 31. h4 $5 $16 {[%csl Ra6][%cal Gc2c3]}) 25. Bxe5 Qxe5 (25... Rxe5 {DIAGRAM} 26. c4 $1 {Full control over the strategically important d5-square gives White strong initiative and advantage} Qxa5 27. Bd5 { [%csl Gd5]} Rxd5 28. cxd5 Qxd5 29. Rxf7 $16) 26. Bxb7 Rab8 27. Bxa6 f5 (27... Rxb2 28. Bd3 $16 {[%cal Gf4f7,Ga5a6]}) 28. Bc4+ $1 (28. b4 d5) 28... Kh8 (28... d5 $2 29. Rxf5 $1 Qxg3 30. Bxd5+ Kh8 31. Rxf8+ $1 Rxf8 32. Rxf8+ Rxf8 33. hxg3 $18 {[%csl Ga5,Gb2,Gc2]}) 29. a6 {with an advantage for White, although Black has some counterplay} d5 (29... Rxb2 30. Rxf5 $1) 30. Bb3) 24. Rxf7 $1 {The tragedy of a single tempo! Had my opponent played Bf8-g7, he would get a very good play, but I am faster!} Qxf7 ({Black cannot play} 24... Nxf7 $2 {due to} 25. Bxg6 $1 {just crushing opponent's kingside!}) 25. Rxf7 Kxf7 {DIAGRAM} 26. h4 $1 {A multipurpose move that serves a few tasks: White solves the problem of the back rank and after further h4-h5 will break Black's king shelter, activating the light square bishop at the same time.} Bg7 27. h5 $1 {[%csl Gd3, Rg6]} Re7 {DIAGRAM} (27... Nxd3 {DIAGRAM} 28. hxg6+ hxg6 29. Qf3+ $1 { Capturing is not compulsory! An important intermediate check, that breaks the coordination of Black's pieces.} (29. Qxd3 $2 Re1+ 30. Kh2 Rh8+ 31. Kg3 Rhe8 { with counterplay}) 29... Kg8 30. Qxd3 Bxd4 31. Qxd4 {With a big advantage for White due to the weaknesses of the pawns d6,g6,b7 and Black's exposed king. All this does not allow Black to get proper coordination of his rooks.} Rad8 32. Qf6 Re1+ 33. Kh2 Rd7 34. c4 $1) 28. hxg6+ $6 {A wrong move-order that allows Black counterplay.} ({The right move-order would be} 28. Bxe5 $1 Bxe5 29. hxg6+ hxg6 30. Qxg6+ Kf8 31. Bf5 {and due to the lack of coordination of Black's rooks it should be winning for White} Rg7 32. Qh6 Re8 33. g4 {[%cal Gc2c3,Gh1g2]}) ({Also strong} 28. Qf4+ $5 {first breaking the coordination of Black's pieces} Kg8 (28... Bf6 $2 29. g4 $1 Kg7 30. h6+) 29. hxg6 hxg6 30. Qg5 {[%csl Ra8]} Kf8 31. Bc3 {[%csl Rd6,Rg6]}) 28... hxg6 29. Bxe5 $2 {That is already a serious mistake.} ({I would have still preserved a big advantage after} 29. Qf4+ Bf6 30. g3 $1 Rh8+ 31. Kg2 Rh5 32. c4 $1 Kg7 33. b4 {[%cal Gc4c5]} Rf7 34. Be2 Rf5 35. Qd2 {[%cal Gc4c5] and the creation of the passed pawn "d" should decide the outcome of the game in White's favour.}) 29... Rh8+ $1 {Most likely I overlooked this intermeadiate check - Black sucessfully manages now to regroup his rooks and gains some clear counterchances. Be always careful with opponent's candidate moves while calculation!} 30. Kg1 Bxe5 31. Qxg6+ Kf8 32. c3 Rf7 33. g4 $6 ({Better} 33. Bf5 $1 {,preserving a clear advantage, for example:} Rg7 ({Black's position is not good enough to look for counterplay} 33... Rh4 34. g3 $1 Ra4 $6 35. Qh6+ Rg7 36. g4 $1 {with a strong attack on the kingside where White has the decisive superiority in forces} Ra1+ (36... Rxa5 37. Qh8+ Rg8 38. Qh4) 37. Kf2 Ra2 38. Qh8+ Rg8 (38... Kf7 39. Qc8 Rxb2+ 40. Kf1 Rh2 41. g5 Rxg5 42. Qd7+ Kf6 43. Qe6+ Kg7 44. Qe7+ Kg8 45. Be6+ Kh8) 39. Qh4 Ke8 40. g5 $1 Rxb2+ 41. Kf3 {[%cal Gh4c4,Gh4a4] with the desicive penetration of White's queen via the queenside} Rg7 42. Qc4) 34. Qe6 Rf7 { Black has to stay passively hoping to hold the defence but White's advantage is indisputable.}) 33... Rh2 34. Bf5 Rxb2 35. Qh6+ Rg7 $6 ({More reliable is} 35... Ke7 $1 36. g5 Bh2+ $5 37. Kh1 Be5 {and White cannot make any progress} 38. Qe6+ Kf8 39. Qh6+ (39. g6 Rc7 $1) 39... Ke7 40. Qe6+) 36. Qh8+ Rg8 37. Qh6+ Rg7 38. Qh8+ Rg8 39. Qh4 $1 {I don't risk anything so far, so it is incorrect to agree to a draw in this situation. DIAGRAM} Rh2 $2 {The Grandmaster makes a mistake - passively played. Thus, he manages to protect his king, but the game goes on two flanks and I create a very strong passed pawn on the queenside.} ({ Black could have drawn the game playing more actively and boldly} 39... Rh8 $3 40. Qd8+ Kf7 {looks frightening as the king goes under direct attack, but in fact, this is the only way to survive!} 41. Qd7+ (41. Be6+ Kg6 42. Bf5+ Kf7) 41... Kf6 $1 {the king escapes via the dark squares!} 42. Qe6+ Kg5 43. Bc2 $1 Kh4 $1 44. Qf5 Ra2 ({A purely engine solution is} 44... Rb5 $1 45. g5 Rc5 46. Bd1 Rc4 {Black manages to defend in a very accurate way, but it is too hard to find over the board for a human}) 45. g5 Rh5 46. Qe4+ Kxg5 47. Qg6+ Kh4 48. Kf2 Rg5 49. Qe4+ Kh5 50. Qh1+ Kg4 51. Qb1 Rxc2+ 52. Qxc2 Rg7 {with good chances to build a fortress}) 40. Qd8+ Kg7 41. Qe7+ Kh8 42. Qxb7 {[%csl Ga5]} Rh6 43. Qxa6 Bxc3 44. Qa7 $1 {The coordination of Black's pieces is broken and the advance of the passed pawn decides the outcome of the game in White's favour.} Bg7 ( 44... Re8 45. Qf7 $1) 45. Qe3 Rf6 46. a6 Ra8 47. g5 $1 Bh6 $1 {A witty practical chance!} (47... Rxf5 48. Qh3+ Kg8 49. Qxf5 $18 Rxa6 $140 50. Qc8+) 48. Qh3 $1 {Well calculated winning move, although not the only one.} ({It would have been a bad mistake} 48. gxh6 $4 Rg8+ 49. Kh2 Rxf5 {[%csl Rh2] and Black holds because of the very bad placement of White's king} 50. Qe2 Rfg5 ( 50... Re5 51. Qf3 Reg5 52. a7 R5g6) 51. a7 R5g6 $1 52. Qb2+ Kh7 53. Qc2 Kxh6 54. Qa2 Kh7 55. Qb1 Kh6 {White cannot make progress and the game is drawn.}) 48... Rg8 49. a7 Rxg5+ 50. Kh1 Rgxf5 {Black tries to build up a fortress, but the two queens is too powerful combination of the pieces!} (50... Rg8 51. Qh4 ( 51. Bc8 $1 $18) 51... Kg7 52. Qg4+ Kh8 53. Qxg8+ Kxg8 54. a8=Q+ $18) 51. a8=Q+ Kg7 52. Qb7+ Rf7 53. Qb2+ Re5 (53... Kh7 54. Qc2 Kg6 55. Qe4 R7f6 56. Qeg4+ Rg5 57. Qhh5+ Kg7 58. Qd7+ Kg8 59. Qde8+ Kg7 60. Qe7+) 54. Qg4+ (54. Qg4+ Kh7 ( 54... Kh8 55. Qg6) 55. Qc2+ Kh8 56. Qcg6) 1-0