Konstantin Sakaev

Konstantin Sakaev,
grandmaster

Bezgodov, Alexei (2576) - Sakaev, Konstantin (2648)
Russian Men Championship,
Moscow, 1999, round 6.3
[C11]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Nce2 c5

Diagram 1

6. c3 cxd4 7. cxd4 f6 8. Nf4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Qb6

Diagram 2

10. Bxb4

10. Qh5+ g6 11. Nxg6 Bxd2+ 12. Kxd2 Qxb2+ 13. Ke3 Qxa1 14. Nxh8+ Kd8 With unclear play

10...Qxb4+ 11. Qd2 Qxd2+ 12. Kxd2

Diagram 3

12...Ke7! Black has a little advantage

12...Kf7 13. exf6 gxf6 14. Nf3 Nc6 15. Bb5 White has a little advantage

13. exf6+ gxf6

Diagram 4

14. Re1?!

14. Nge2 Nc6 15. Nd3 e5 16. f4 exd4 17. Ng3 Nb6 18. b3 h5 Black has a little advantage; 14. Nfe2 e5 15. f4 Black has a little advantage

14...Nb6 15. Bd3

15. Nf3 Kd6 16. Nh5 Rf8 17. Bd3 Nc6 Black has the upper hand

15...Nc6 16. Nf3 Kd6 17. Nh5

Diagram 5

17...Rf8!

17...e5 18. Nxf6 e4 19. Ng5 Kc7

Diagram 6

20. Bxe4!? dxe4 21. Rxe4 Bf5 22. Rf4 Nc4+ 23. Kc3 Nd6

Diagram 7

24. d5! With compensation (24. g4 h6! 25. Rxf5 hxg5! 26. Rxg5

Diagram 8

26...Raf8 27. Rg7+ Kc8 28. g5 Rh3+ 29. Kc2 Nf5 Black has the upper hand)

18. Bxh7 e5! Black has the upper hand

Diagram 9

19. Ng3

19. dxe5+ fxe5 20. Rhf1 Bg4 Black has the upper hand

19...e4 20. Nh4 Nxd4 21. f3 Rh8

21...f5 22. Rhf1 With counterplay

22. Nhf5+ Bxf5 23. Nxf5+

Diagram 10

23...Ke5

23...Nxf5 24. Bxf5 Ke5 25. fxe4 Nc4+ 26. Kc1 Nd6

Diagram 11

27. Bg6! dxe4 28. h4! =

24. Nxd4 Kxd4!

24...Rxh7 25. Ne2 Black has a little advantage

25. Bf5 Nc4+

25...Rag8 26. g4 Nc4+ 27. Kc1!

26. Ke2

Diagram 12

26...Rag8!

26...Ne3 27. Bh3!? (27. fxe4 dxe4 28. Bh3 Rag8 29. Rhg1 f5 30. Kf2 f4 31. Re2

Diagram 13

31...Rxh3 32. Rd2+ Ke5 33. gxh3 Rxg1 34. Kxg1 f3 Black has the upper hand) 27...Rag8 28. Rhg1 f5 29. Kf2 Black has a little advantage

27. Rd1+ Ke5 28. g4 Rh3!

28...exf3+ 29. Kf2! (29. Kxf3 Rh3+ Black has a decisive advantage) 29...d4 (29...Nd6 30. h4 Black has a little advantage)

Diagram 14

30. h4! Ne3 31. h5! Nxg4+ (31...Nxd1+ 32. Rxd1 Black has a little advantage) 32. Bxg4 Rxg4 33. h6 Black has a little advantage

29. fxe4

Diagram 15

29...Re3+!

29...dxe4 30. Rd7 Re3+ 31. Kd1 With counterplay

30. Kf2 dxe4 31. Rd7 Kf4 32. Re1

32. Rxb7 Ne5 Black has a decisive advantage

32...Rh8 33. Bh7

Diagram 16

33...Ne5 34. Rxe3 Nxg4+ 35. Ke2 Nxe3 36. Rxb7 Nf5 37. Rxa7 Nd4+ 38. Kd1

Diagram 17

38...Rd8 39. Rf7 f5 40. Kc1 e3 0:1

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