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October 05, 2001|JACK PETERS | INTERNATIONAL MASTER

GM Krasenkow (Poland)--GM Kindermann (Germany), European Club Cup, Crete 2001: 1 Nf3 f5 2 d3 A harmless response to the Dutch Defense. d6 3 e4 e5 4 Nc3 Nc6 5 exf5 Bxf5 6 d4 The only aggressive idea. But White's hesitation should allow Black to equalize. Nb4? Simply 6 ... Nxd4 7 Nxd4 exd4 8 Qxd4 Nf6 solves Black's problems. 7 Bb5+ c6 8 Ba4 e4 9 Ng5 d5 Also 9 ... Nf6 10 f3 favors White. 10 f3 exf3 11 0-0 Nf6 Black is already in trouble because of his lagging development and uncastled King. The attempt 11 ... Be7 12 Qxf3 Bxg5 13 Qxf5 Bf6 fails to 14 a3, when 14 ... Ne7 15 Qh5+ and 14 ... b5 15 Nxb5 drop material, while 14 ... Na6 15 Nxd5 Bxd4+ 16 Kh1 Nf6 gets mated by 17 Qe6+ Kf8 18 Nxf6 Bxf6 19 Bf4. 12 a3 Na6 13 Qxf3 Bg4 A bit sturdier is 13 ... g6. 14 Qd3 Qd7 Best. Black cannot cover e6 by 14 ... Nc7 15 Bf4 Qd7, as 16 Bxc7! Qxc7 17 Rae1+ wins neatly: 17 ... Be7 18 Rxf6! gxf6 19 Nxd5, or 17 ... Kd8 18 h3 Bc8 19 Nxd5! cxd5 20 Rxf6. And White refutes 14 ... Be7 15 Bf4! 0-0? by 16 Bc7! Nxc7 17 Rxf6 g6 18 Rxg6+, mating. 15 h3 Bh5 16 Re1+ Be7 17 Ne6 Kf7? Allowing another tactical shot. Perhaps 17 ... Bg6 18 Qf3 Kf7 survives. 18 Nxd5! White invites 18 ... Qxd5 19 Bb3 Qd6 20 Bf4 Qd7 21 Nc5+ and 19 ... Qa5 20 Re5 Qb6 21 Nf4+ Kf8 22 Nxh5. Nxd5 It's too late for 18 ... Bg6, as 19 Nxf6 Bxf6 (or 19 ... Qxe6 20 Ne4) 20 Qf3 keeps an extra pawn and the initiative. 19 Qf5+ Nf6 20 Bb3 Setting up a lethal discovery. If Black runs, by 20 ... Ke8 21 Nxg7+, White obtains easy endgames from 21 ... Kf8 22 Qxd7 Nxd7 23 Nxh5 and 21 ... Kd8 22 Qa5+ Nc7 23 Ne6+ Kc8 24 Qxc7+. Bg6 21 Nxg7+! Relying on 21 ... Kxg7 22 Qxd7 Nxd7 23 Rxe7+ to regain material. Kf8 22 Qxd7 Nxd7 23 Bh6, Black Resigns. The threat of 24 Nf5+ forces Black to return his extra piece.

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