Aleksander Goloshchapov

International Grandmaster
Professional Coach

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My games

[Event "Wch U18"] [Site "Menorca"] [Date "1996.??.??"] [Round "4"] [White "Kobalija, Mihail"] [Black "Goloshchapov, Aleksander"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B66"] [WhiteElo "2495"] [BlackElo "2455"] [Annotator "Goloshchapov,A"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "1996.??.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "11"] [EventCountry "ESP"] [Source "ChessBase"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. O-O-O h6 {This variant of the Rauzer attack was popular in the 1990s and was a part of the repertoire of Kramnik, Shirov and other strong players.} 9. Bf4 ({ Later became fashionable positionally controversial} 9. Nxc6 $5 bxc6 10. Bf4 d5 11. Qe3 {as compensation for the center White gains a lead in development and some initiative on the dark squares.}) 9... Bd7 10. Nxc6 Bxc6 11. f3 d5 12. Qe1 Bb4 13. a3 Ba5 14. Bd2 ({More principled is} 14. exd5 Nxd5 15. b4 Nxf4 $1 16. Rxd8+ Bxd8 {with some compensation for the queen due to White's exposed king, although I am not sure Black is able to solve all his opening problems here} 17. Ne4 (17. h4 $5) 17... O-O 18. g3 Nd5 19. c4 Nf6 20. Bd3 b5 $1 21. Nxf6+ $6 (21. Qe2 $1 bxc4 22. Bxc4 Nxe4 23. fxe4 Bf6 24. Kb1 Rfd8 25. Bd3 {[%cal Gh1c1]} ) 21... Bxf6 22. Be4 Rfc8 23. Kb1 Bxe4+ 24. Qxe4 bxc4 25. Rd1 Rab8 $44 { Kovalev,A-Bologan,V Ostrava 1993}) 14... O-O 15. exd5 exd5 $1 (15... Nxd5 $6 16. Nxd5 Bxd2+ 17. Rxd2 Bxd5 18. Bc4 $1 Qg5 19. Bxd5 exd5 20. Qg3 $1 {with a slight but durable advantage for White.}) 16. Ne2 (16. Bd3 $5 Re8 17. Qh4 (17. Qg3 Nh5 $5) (17. Ne2 Bc7 $1 (17... Bxd2+ 18. Qxd2 b5 19. Nd4 Bd7 20. g4 Re5 21. h4 {White is better, Sebag,M-Kosteniuk,A 2001}) 18. Qh4 Nd7 19. Qxd8 Raxd8 20. Nd4 Ne5 {with sufficient counterplay for the slightly worse pawn structure} 21. Bc3 Nxd3+ 22. Rxd3 Bd7 {[%csl Gc7,Gd7][%cal Gf7f6,Gg8f7]}) 17... d4 (17... Nd7 $5 $146 18. Qxd8 Raxd8 19. Na2 Bb6 20. Nb4 Nc5) 18. Ne2 Bb6 $1 19. Nf4 Rc8 20. Rhe1 Ba4 (20... Bb5 $5 {[%csl Rc2]}) 21. Kb1 Rxe1 22. Rxe1 Qc7 23. Rc1 Re8 24. g4 Qd8 25. Qf2 Bc6 26. Rf1 Nd7 $1 {Black took over the initiative in the game Dolmatov,S-Greenfeld,A Beersheba 1991}) 16... Bb6 17. Qg3 (17. Bc3 Be3+ 18. Kb1 Re8 19. Bd4 Bxd4 20. Rxd4 b5 21. Qd2 a5 22. Nc1 Qb6 {Black gained initiative in the game Ivanov,A-Dlugy,M Jacksonville 1990}) 17... Kh8 (17... Nh5 18. Qh3 Nf6 19. Ng3 $1 {[%cal Gf1d3,Gg3f5]}) 18. Bc3 Rc8 19. Bd4 ({Does not look good} 19. Nd4 $2 Bd7 $1 {threatening the very dangerous 20..Rc3!} 20. Bb4 (20. Bd3 $2 Rxc3 $1 21. bxc3 Bc7 22. Qh4 Bd6 {,seizing the very strong initiative}) 20... Re8 21. Qh4 Qc7 22. Bd3 Qe5 23. Ne2 Bb5 {with the initiative}) 19... Ba4 $5 { Controversial, but interesting idea that was born in a young and innovative mind! I wanted to prevent White's knight to get to its ideal blockading d4-square, where it will work brilliantly both in attack and defense and was ready to sacrifice a tempo for that.} ({Although, as it often happens, the simple developing} 19... Re8 $1 {maintaining the tension, would have been at least not worse} 20. Qh4 Kg8 $5 (20... Re6 21. Kb1) 21. Bxf6 (21. Kb1 Ba4 $1 22. Nc3 Ne4 $1 23. Qxd8 Nxc3+ 24. Bxc3 Rcxd8 {with comfortable equality for Black}) 21... Qxf6 22. Qxf6 Be3+ 23. Kb1 gxf6 {with the initiaive and two-bishop advantage as compensation for the broken pawn staructure} 24. Ng3 Re5 25. Bd3 Bd7 {[%csl Gd7,Ge3]}) 20. Nc3 Bxd4 21. Rxd4 Bc6 22. Rd1 $2 {Too statically played. The opposite side castling middlegame on the board. Time is precious in this type of positions so White's slow regrouping of the pieces will cost him too expensive! DIAGRAM} ({The rook does a large volume of work from the blockading d4-square so White could have made use of it. Instead, he should have started his play on the kingside, where the h6-pawn is a clear object for a quick attack with g2-g4-g5!} 22. Qf2 $1 {DIAGRAM} Re8 $1 {[%csl Gd8] A wing attack has to be countered in the center!} ({Black is slow with his counterplay on the queenside} 22... b5 $6 23. g4 {[%csl Rh6][%cal Gh2h4, Gg4g5] White's attack is faster}) (22... Qb6 $2 23. g4 Nd7 24. g5 $1 hxg5 25. Rg1 f6 26. Bh3 {[%csl Rb6]}) 23. g4 Qe7 $1 24. Bd3 g6 $1 (24... Qe3+ 25. Qxe3 Rxe3 26. Rf1 g6 27. h4 Kg7 28. b4 {White has some slight edge in the endgame}) 25. h4 Kg7 {with sufficient counterplay due to the control over the cenral open "e" file and White's misplaced d4-rook} 26. Nd1 $5 Nd7 $1 {[%cal Gd7c5, Gc5e6]} 27. h5 (27. f4 Nc5) 27... Nc5 $1 (27... g5 28. f4 {with the initiative} ) 28. hxg6 fxg6 {with about equal chances in a double edged game} 29. Kb1 (29. Qh2 Rh8) 29... Ne6 30. Rb4 d4 {[%csl Rb4,Rd1]}) 22... b5 $1 {Making use of White's slow play I take over the initiative!} (22... Qb6 23. Qf4 Rfe8 24. Qd4 Qxd4 25. Rxd4 Re1+ 26. Kd2) 23. Qf2 Qc7 24. Qd4 $6 (24. Bd3 b4 $1 25. axb4 Qf4+ 26. Qd2 Qxb4 {Black opens an open file on the queenside, seizing the initiative } 27. Ne2 Qb6 28. Bf5 Rc7 $1 29. Qd4 (29. Nd4 Rb8 30. b3 a5 $17) 29... Qb7 30. Rd3 Bb5 31. Rb3 Rc4) ({Most accurate is} 24. Kb1 $1 {stopping both 24...b4 and 24...a5} Rb8 25. Qc5 (25. Qd4 a5) 25... Rfc8 26. Bd3 Qd8 27. Qd4 a5 28. Na2 $1 {and White maintains the balance, as the consequences of the pawn sacrifice are not that clear now} b4 29. axb4 axb4 30. Nxb4 Qa5 31. Nxc6 (31. c3 Ba4) 31... Rxc6 32. Rhe1) 24... a5 25. Bd3 {DIAGRAM} b4 $1 {In the opposite side castling middlegame it is not pawns, but the time, initiative and open files for rooks that have the great importance!} 26. axb4 axb4 27. Qxb4 Rb8 28. Qc5 $6 {Just helps Black to bring his knight in the attack.} ({More chances for a successful defence leaves} 28. Qd4 Qa5 29. Ne2 Rb4 30. Qc3 Rc8 31. b3 Bb7 32. Qb2 {DIAGRAM} Ne4 $1 {The most energetic solution of the problem of Black's passive knight!} 33. Bxe4 (33. fxe4 dxe4 34. Kb1 (34. Bc4 Rcxc4) 34... exd3 35. Rxd3 Be4 36. Rc3 Rd8 {[%csl Rc2,Ge4][%cal Gd8d1] with an attack}) 33... dxe4 34. Nd4 {DIAGRAM} Rb6 $1 35. Rhe1 Ra6 {,transferring the rooks to the "a" file, Black creates direct threats} 36. Kb1 Qe5 37. g3 Rca8 38. fxe4 Ra3 {[%cal Ge5a5]}) 28... Nd7 29. Qd4 Qa5 30. Nb1 $6 ({White should have tried to hold the very important central d4-square} 30. Ne2 $1 Nc5 31. Qc3 Nxd3+ 32. Qxd3 Bb5 33. Qc3 Qa1+ 34. Kd2 Qa6 35. Nd4 Rfc8 {with a strong attack} 36. Qe3 (36. Qa3 Qf6 37. Ke3 Rxc2 $1 {with the decisive attack!} 38. Nxc2 Re8+ 39. Kf2 (39. Kd2 Qf4+ 40. Ne3 d4 $19) 39... Re2+ 40. Kg1 Rxc2) 36... Re8 37. Qf2 (37. Qa3 Qf6) 37... Qa5+ 38. Kc1 Rbc8 39. Rhe1 Rxe1 40. Rxe1 (40. Qxe1 Qa1+ 41. Kd2 Qxb2 42. Qe3 Ba4 43. Rc1 Rc4 $1) 40... Qa1+ 41. Kd2 Qxb2 42. Rc1 Ba4 43. Qe3 Rc4 $1 { ,gaining the control over the d4-square Black makes the decisive progress in attack}) 30... Nc5 (30... Rb4 31. Qc3 Nc5) 31. Qc3 Rb4 $1 {The key move, that enables Black to gain the control over the strategically important d4-square and regroup his rooks for the direct attack.} 32. Bf5 (32. Na3 d4 $1 33. Qd2 Rfb8 $19 {[%cal Ga5a3]}) 32... Rc4 $1 {A very strong and spectacular way! White's defence collapses.} 33. Qe3 (33. Qa3 Qb6 $19 {[%cal Gc5b3]}) (33. Qxa5 Nb3# $1) 33... Qb6 ({Even more energetic is} 33... Re8 $1 34. Qa3 Qb6 {[%cal Gc5b3,Ge8a8] with irresistible threats}) 34. Rde1 (34. Nd2 Rb4 $1 {[%csl Rb2, Re3] White is hopeless}) 34... Rb8 35. Kd1 Qxb2 36. Nd2 Rc3 37. Qe5 Ra8 38. Nb1 {DIAGRAM} d4 $1 {A simple positional way, that gives a lot of aesthetic pleasure! I have manage to establish full control over the center and White's defence collapses very badly now.} 39. Nxc3 (39. Qxd4 Rd3+ $1) 39... Qxc3 40. Be4 (40. Ke2 Re8 $1) 40... Ra1+ {The spectacular and memorable game over the silver medalist of the World Youth Championship at Menorka!} (40... Ra1+ 41. Ke2 Qe3+ 42. Kf1 Rxe1#) 0-1