Aleksander Goloshchapov

International Grandmaster
Professional Coach

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My games

[Event "Moscow"] [Site "?"] [Date "1998.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Lugovoi, Alexey"] [Black "Goloshchapov, Aleksander"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C19"] [WhiteElo "2540"] [BlackElo "2400"] [Annotator "Goloshchapov,A"] [PlyCount "78"] [EventDate "1998.??.??"] [Source "Mark Crowther"] [SourceDate "2006.03.06"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Nf3 Bd7 8. a4 ({More critical today is} 8. h4 Qa5 9. Bd2 Nbc6 10. h5 h6 {with a complex and strategic fight}) 8... Qa5 9. Bd2 Nbc6 10. Bd3 f6 $5 {A rare, but interesting continuation that aims to gain control over the center.} ({More reliably is to close the center before going for the thematic f7-f6 break} 10... c4 $1 11. Be2 f6 $1 12. O-O Ng6 13. Re1 O-O-O 14. Bf1 Rdf8 {with a complex fight, Dunne, A-Shulman,Y Philadelphia 2002}) 11. exf6 gxf6 12. c4 $1 {White has the two bishops and the opening of the position looks very logical.} Qc7 13. cxd5 Nxd5 14. dxc5 {A very responsible decision as White gives up the control over the center.} ({Positionally more sound looks} 14. c3 $5 {,preserving the d4-pawn and the positional advantages of the position} cxd4 $1 {Black gets some dynamic ideas due to the fact, that White's king is uncastled yet.} 15. cxd4 ( 15. Nxd4 Ne5 $1 {[%csl Rc3,Rd3,Re1] Black gets counterplay!} (15... Nxd4 16. cxd4) 16. Be4 (16. Be2 Nxc3 $1 17. Qc2 (17. Bh5+ Ke7) 17... Rc8 18. Rc1 Nxe2 19. Qxc7 Rxc7) (16. Qh5+ $6 Ke7 $1 17. Bc2 Nc4) 16... Qc4 $1) 15... Ncb4 16. Bxb4 (16. Bb1 Qc4) 16... Nxb4 17. O-O Nxd3 18. Qxd3 O-O 19. Qe3 Rac8 {with decent counterchances for Black}) (14. Be4 cxd4 15. Bxd5 exd5 16. O-O O-O-O) 14... O-O-O 15. O-O e5 {It is known that the success of a flank attack depends on the situation in the center. Thanks to the e5-pawn, that provides White with strong control over the center, and the open "g" file, I have promising attacking prospects in the sharp opposite side castling middlegame.} 16. Nh4 $6 {Another concession in the center. However, it is not that easy to offer some clear way for White.} (16. a5 a6 {Despite having an open file on the queenside, White's attacking prospects are not clear.} 17. Rb1 (17. Qb1 $5 Nde7) (17. Qc1 Rhg8 18. Kh1 Nde7) 17... Rhg8 {with compensation and some initiative for Black} 18. Kh1 (18. c4 Nde7) 18... Bg4 19. h3 Bh5) 16... Nd4 $1 {If your opponent gives the center - seize it!} 17. Rb1 {DIAGRAM} (17. a5 a6 18. Rb1 Rhg8 {Black has the clear initiative} 19. c3 Ne6) 17... Rhg8 $1 {The most natural and strongest continuation. The open "g" file plays great role in the attack on the kingside.} 18. Be4 ({The course of the game is developing not in White's favour so he should have looked for counterchances in complications after} 18. c3 $1 Ne6 19. Bxh7 Rg7 (19... Rh8 20. Be4 Rxh4 21. Bxd5 Nxc5 22. Qf3) 20. Be4 Bc6 21. Nf5 Ne3 $1 (21... Rgg8 $2 22. Nd6+ Kb8 {DIAGRAM} 23. Nxb7 $1 Bxb7 24. Rxb7+ Qxb7 25. Qf3 Qd7 26. Rb1+ Kc8 27. Bf5 {with the decisive attack.}) 22. Nxg7 (22. fxe3 Bxe4 23. Nxg7 Qxg7 24. Rf2 Bxb1 (24... Nxc5 $5 $44) 25. Qxb1 Nxc5 {with compensation for the pawn and about equal play}) 22... Qxg7 23. Bxc6 (23. fxe3 Bxe4) 23... Nxd1 24. Bxb7+ Kc7 25. Rfxd1 Qg6 $1 26. Rb2 Nxc5 27. Bf3 Ne4 $1 {The exchange of rooks secures Blacks king.} 28. Be3 Rxd1+ 29. Bxd1 Nxc3 {with about equal chances} 30. Rc2 $140 $6 Qd3 $1) (18. Bxh7 $2 Bg4 $1) 18... Bc6 19. Qe1 {DIAGRAM} Qg7 $2 {The error, which could disrupt the logical course of the game.} ({Very strong was} 19... Qd7 $1 {adding the "f" pawn as an extra ingredient, it would bring a lot of energy in the attack!} 20. f3 ({ With the idea to face} 20. c3 {by very powerful} f5 $1 21. cxd4 fxe4 {[%csl Gc6,Rg2,Rh4] and with the opposite-colored bishops on the board Black's attack is even more dangerous} 22. f3 $1 {renewing the communications between the flanks - the best defence} exf3 23. Nxf3 exd4 24. Qe5 Qg4 25. g3 (25. Rf2 Rdf8 $1 $19 26. h3 Qg6 {[%csl Rb1,Rf3,Rg2]} 27. Rb3 Ne3 28. Bxe3 dxe3 29. Rxe3 Bxf3) 25... Ne3 26. Bxe3 dxe3 27. Qxe3 Rde8 28. Qc3 Re2 $1 {with irresistible threats on the 2nd rank!} 29. Rbe1 (29. Qd3 Rge8 30. Rbd1 (30. Rbe1 Bxf3) 30... Qh3 31. Rf2 Rxf2 32. Kxf2 Rf8) 29... Rxh2 $3 30. Nxh2 Qh3 $19) 20... f5 21. Bd3 e4 $1 {with such great pieces Black's center break looks so natural} 22. fxe4 fxe4 23. Bxe4 (23. Qxe4 Nc3 $18) (23. Bb5 e3 24. Bxe3 Nxc2 $19) 23... Rde8 24. Kh1 Rg4 25. Nf5 $1 {the most stubborn defence!} Rexe4 26. Nd6+ Qxd6 27. cxd6 Rxe1 28. Rbxe1 Nxc2 29. Re2 Kd7 {Black has a clear advantage in the endgame.}) (19... Nf4 20. Bxf4 exf4 {with the initiative for Black} 21. f3 (21. c3 Rde8 22. cxd4 Rxe4 23. Qd1 Qd7 24. d5 Bxd5 25. f3 Rxa4) 21... Rg5 $1 {[%csl Rh4]} 22. Rf2 Rxc5 {Black has some advantage due to much better coordination of his pieces}) 20. g3 $2 {White missis his opporturnity. DIAGRAM} ({He must have played} 20. c3 $1 {,taking over the initiative} f5 $1 ({as after} 20... Ne6 21. Nf5 $1 {[%csl Gd6]} Qg4 ({does not work spectacular} 21... Qxg2+ 22. Bxg2 Rxg2+ 23. Kh1 $1 {I can't remember now, but maybe this cold-headed retreat is what I missed in my calculations during the game}) 22. g3 {the knight penetrates to d6 and White gains a big advantage} Ndf4 (22... Nxc5 23. f3 Qh3 24. c4) 23. Bxf4 Nxf4 24. f3) 21. Nxf5 Nxf5 (21... Qxg2+ 22. Bxg2 Rxg2+ 23. Kh1 $1 (23. Kxg2 $4 Nf4+ 24. Kg3 Rg8+ 25. Ng7 Rxg7+ 26. Kh4 Nf5#) 23... Nf3 24. Kxg2 Nxe1+ 25. Rfxe1 Ne3+ 26. Kh3 Nxf5 27. Be3 Bxa4 $16) 22. Bxf5+ Kb8 23. g3 (23. Be4 $2 {DIAGRAM} Qxg2+ $1 {here it works!} 24. Bxg2 Ne3 $3 {with the decisive attack} 25. f3 Rxg2+ 26. Kh1 Rdxd2 27. Qh4 Ng4 $3 $19 {[%csl Rh2] the very pretty completion of the attack on the 2nd rank!}) 23... Ka8 (23... Nf4 24. Bxf4 exf4 25. Be4 Rge8 26. Bxc6 Rxe1 27. Rfxe1 {with an advantage and initiative for White}) 24. Be4 Ne7 25. Rb2 {White is better}) 20... Qg4 $1 21. Kh1 f5 $1 ( 21... Nxc2 22. f3 $1) ({One should always feel the main point, in order not to be distracted by second-rate things as} 21... Nc3 $6 22. Bxc6 (22. Bxc3 Bxe4+ 23. f3 Nxf3 24. Nxf3 Bxf3+ 25. Kg1 Rg6) 22... Nxb1 23. Bxb7+ Kxb7 24. Qxb1+ Ka8 25. c3 Ne6 26. Be3 {with some compensation for an exchange}) 22. Bg2 {DIAGRAM} ({Black wins beautifully in case of} 22. f3 Qh3 23. c4 (23. Bxd5 Rxd5 {with the decisive attack}) 23... fxe4 24. cxd5 Rxd5 25. fxe4 Nc2 $1 26. Qe2 Rxd2 27. Qxd2 Bxe4+ 28. Kg1 (28. Ng2 Ne3 $1 $19) 28... Rxg3+ $1 29. hxg3 Qh1+ 30. Kf2 Qh2+ 31. Ng2 Qxg2#) 22... Qxh4 $3 {[%csl Gc6,Rg2,Rh1] The most energetic and strong continuation in the spirit of the position! Eliminating the main defenders of opponent's king I penetrate on the 2nd rank with a huge strenght.} 23. gxh4 (23. Qxe5) 23... Rxg2 {"The final goal of playing on an open file is penetrating to the 7th rank!" The fundamental "My system" by A.Nimtsovich is the thing that I have thoroughly studied a few times and therefore I didn't doubt long as for the correctness of the queen sacrifice.} 24. f3 $8 {DIAGRAM} ({The other continiations lose immeadiately} 24. Qxe5 Rg1+ $1 25. Rxg1 Nf4+ 26. f3 Bxf3+ 27. Rg2 Bxg2+ 28. Kg1 Nf3+ 29. Kf2 Rxd2+ 30. Ke3 Nd5+ $19) ({or} 24. Kxg2 Nf4+ 25. Kg3 Rg8#) 24... Re2 $1 {The rook enjoys its domination - the second rank is full of objects for attack!} 25. Qd1 {DIAGRAM} (25. Qg3 Rxd2 $19 {[%csl Gc6,Gd4,Gd5,Rh1]}) 25... Rg8 $3 {One should aim for involving as many as possible pieces in his attack! Penetrating with the other rook to the 2nd rank is just a killing threat!} ({Less elegantly, but also provides the decisive advantage more concrete} 25... Ne3 26. Qxe2 (26. Bxe3 Rxe3 {[%csl Gc6, Rf3,Rh1] crushing the f3-square Black gets the access to opponent's king} 27. Qc1 (27. Kg2 Nxf3 $19) 27... Rxf3 28. Rxf3 Bxf3+ 29. Kg1 Ne2+ {and White wins}) 26... Nxf1 $1 {the point of the position is White's king!} 27. Qxf1 Nxf3 28. Ba5 Rg8 {and White is hopeless}) 26. Bg5 ({Does not help} 26. Rg1 Rxg1+ 27. Qxg1 (27. Kxg1 Rxd2 $1 $19) 27... Rxd2 28. Qg8+ Kd7 29. Qf7+ Ne7 {The knight is a great defender of the king!}) 26... h6 $1 {Adding even more energy in the attack! I personally get lots of aesthetic pleasure of these modest but highly effective moves! The g5-bishop is the last barrier to the White's king and must be demolished.} ({Less consistently but also wins the rude} 26... Nc3 $5 27. Qd3 Nxb1 {but I did not want to distract myself to the material things at all}) 27. Re1 (27. Qxe2 Nxe2 28. Bxh6 Ndc3 29. Rbe1 e4 $1 $19) 27... Rxe1+ 28. Qxe1 Nxf3 $1 {White's last bastion on the murderous diagonal a8-h1 has been destroyed and now my opponent's king is absolutely defenseless in the face of my numerous army!} 29. Qa5 hxg5 {Not the most accurate, but there was no vital need to hurry.} ({At once wins the direct} 29... Ne3 $1 {and White has to give his queen to avoid mate.}) 30. h5 (30. Qxa7 Nc7 31. Kg2 Nd2+ 32. Kf2 Nxb1 $19) 30... a6 $1 {[%csl Ra5] In the mutual time trouble I don't spend precious time to calculate specific variants, I just try to prevent opponent's counter-attacking ideas.} ({Here also wins at once the direct} 30... Nf4 $1 31. Qxa7 Nd2+ 32. Kg1 Nh3# $1 {with an elegant mate!}) 31. Rd1 Rh8 32. Rd3 g4 33. c4 Nc7 $1 {The continuation of the same prophylaxis strategy - the knight is a great defender so in time trouble it is better to keep it closer to the king! White is absolutely hopeless.} ({Practically is not justified} 33... Nf4 34. Rd6 $1 {with some counterplay} Be4 $1 35. c6 $1 Nd2+ $1 {The most accurate engine's line that wins directly but it is not smart to calculate all those lines in an absolutely winning position in time trouble!} 36. Kg1 Nh3#) 34. Rd1 Rxh5 35. Kg2 Rxh2+ 36. Kg3 Rh3+ $1 37. Kf2 f4 {All together!} 38. Ke2 Nd4+ 39. Ke1 Rh1+ {White loses his awkward queen so he resigned. A nice creative achievement as well as an instructive example that illustrates the importance of a strong center as positional ground for a successful flank attack!} (39... Rh1+ 40. Kd2 Nb3+) 0-1