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Evgeni Vasiukov

of Russia


Flag and map source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

    
    
    (2018-07-01)
    (All annotations below by Fritz)
    (Games' source: Marek's 1.b4 database)
    
    
    (1) Kremenietsky,Anatoly – Vasiukov,Evgeni
    Moscow, 1972
    1.Nf3 d5 2.b4 Bg4 3.Ne5 
    (1.b4 d5 2.Nf3 Bg4 3.Ne5) 
    3...Bf5 4.f4N 
       (4.a3 e6 5.Bb2 Nd7 6.Nd7 Qd7 7.e3 a5 8.b5 Nf6 9.Nc3 Be7 10.d4 0–0 
       11.Be2 Bd6 12.Bf3 c6 13.a4 Rfc8 14.Rc1 Bb4 15.b6 Be4 16.0–0 Bf3 17.Qf3 
       Ra6 18.g4 h6 regar–pierre/internet 2009/0–1 (32); 
       4.d4 e6 5.c3 Bd6 6.Qa4 c6 7.Nf3 Nd7 8.g3 a5 9.ba5 Ra5 10.Qd1 Qa8 11.a3 
       Ngf6 12.Nfd2 0–0 13.Bg2 b5 14.0–0 e5 15.f3 Ra4 16.e4 de4 17.fe4 Bg4 
       18.Bf3 Be6 hasant (1915)–pierred (2595)/net–chess.com 2008/0–1 (31)
       ; 
       4.g4 Be6 5.Nc3 f6 6.d4 fe5 7.de5 Qd7 8.Bg2 Nc6 9.Bd5 Nb4 10.Bb7 Qd1 
       11.Nd1 Rb8 12.Be4 Bg4 13.f3 Be6 14.Rb1 Ba2 15.Rb2 Nc2 16.Rc2 e6 17.Rc7 
       Bb4 18.Bd2 Bd2 Cavanagh,P–NN/Yahoo! Chess 2001/1–0 (33)) 
    4...e6 5.a3 Bd6 6.d4 Be5 7.de5 f6 8.Bb2 fe5 9.Be5 Nf6 10.e3 Nbd7 11.Bd4 
    Ne4 12.Qh5 
       (worse is 12.Bg7 Qh4 13.g3 Ng3 14.hg3 Qg3 15.Kd2 Qg7–+) 
    12...Bg6 13.Qg4 Qe7 14.Bd3 0–0 15.0–0 c5 16.bc5 e5 17.fe5 Ne5 18.Qd1 Nd3 
    19.cd3 Rf1 20.Qf1 Rf8 21.Qe1 Nc5 22.Nd2 
       (22.Bc5!? Qc5 23.d4+=) 
    22...Bd3 23.a4 h6 24.a5 a6 25.Bb2 Rc8 26.Rc1 Rc6 27.Nf3 Be4 28.Ne5 Rc7 
    29.Qg3 
       (29.Qd1 Ne6 30.Qd2 Rc1 31.Qc1 Qd8–/+) 
    29...Na4 
       (29...Nb3!? 30.Rc3 Rc3 31.Bc3–+) 
    30.Rc7 Qc7 31.Bd4 Qc1 
       (31...Qa5 32.Nc4 Qe1 33.Qe1+–) 
    32.Kf2 Qc2 33.Kf1 Nc3 34.Qg4 
       (34.Bc3 Qc3 35.Kf2 Qa5 36.Nf3 Qa2 37.Ke1 Qb1 38.Kf2 Qc2 39.Kf1 Bd3 
       40.Kg1 Qd1 41.Qe1 Qe1 42.Ne1–+) 
    34...Qc1 35.Kf2 Qd2 36.Kf1 Bd3 37.Nd3 Qd3 38.Ke1 Qb1 39.Kf2 Ne4 
       (39...Ne4 40.Qe4 Qe4–+) 
    0–1
    
    
    
    
    
    (2) Morriss,Pete (2030) – Vasiukov,Evgeni (2445)
    Katerini GRE ,World Seniors Ch, 2014
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.Be5 Nf6 4.a3 Ba5 5.c4 0–0 6.e3 d5 7.cd5 Nbd7 
       (7...Nd5 8.Qc2 (8.Nf3 Nc6 9.Be2 Ne5 10.Ne5 Qf6 11.f4 Ne3 0–1 
       vihavald–sq112 (1640)/kurnik 2013) 8...Nc6 9.Bb2 Re8 10.Nf3 Nf4 
       11.Qc4 Ng6 12.Qa4 a6 13.Be2 Bf5 14.0–0 b5 15.Qd1 Bd3 16.Bd3 Qd3 17.Ne1 
       Qd6 18.d4 Nce5 19.Nf3 Nc4 20.Qc2 Nb2 21.Qb2 c5 22.a4 Gomez,G 
       (2520)–Fleetwood,D (2495)/Interzonal Team Tournament 2000/½–½) 
    8.Bc3 Bb6 9.d6N 
       (9.Bc4 Re8 10.Nf3 h6 11.0–0 a6 12.d3 Ba7 13.e4 b5 14.Bb3 Bb7 15.Nbd2 
       Nc5 16.Qc2 Nb3 17.Nb3 Rc8 18.Na5 Ba8 19.Ne5 Bb6 20.Nac6 Bc6 21.Nc6 Qd7 
       22.a4 Ra8 23.Bf6 gf6 pcmvr (2835)–grahamtrue (2100)/net–chess.com 
       2010/1–0 (33); 
       better is 9.Bc4!?=) 
    9...cd6–/+ 10.Nf3 Nc5 11.Be2 Be6 12.Nd4 Bd7 13.a4 Nfe4 
       (13...Nce4 14.0–0+=) 
    14.0–0+= Nc3 
       (14...Qg5!?+=) 
    15.Nc3= Ba5 16.Nd5 
       (16.Bb5 Be6=) 
    16...a6 
       (16...Ne4 17.Nb3=) 
    17.Bf3 Rc8 18.Qb1 Bd2 
       (18...Ba4 19.Nf5 b5 20.Qb2+/–) 
    19.Rd1 Ba5 20.Nf5 Bf5 21.Qf5 Rb8 
       (21...Re8 22.Rac1=) 
    22.Rd4+= g6 23.Qh3 Kg7 
       (23...Qg5 24.Rad1=) 
    24.Rad1 
       (24.Rh4 Rh8+=) 
    24...Qd7 25.Qh4 
       (25.Qg3 Bd8+= (25...Na4?? 26.Qf4 Bd8 27.Ra4+–)) 
    25...Bd8= 26.Qg3 Na4 27.Nf4 
       (27.e4 Re8=) 
    27...Be7 28.Nh5? Exerts pressure on the isolated pawn 
       (28.Nd5!? Nc5 29.h4+=) 
    28...Kh8–/+ 29.Rd6 
       (29.Qf4!? Nc3 30.Rd6–/+) 
    29...Bd6–+ 30.Rd6 Qe7 
       (30...Qb5!? 31.Nf6 Rbd8 32.h4 Rd6 33.Qd6–/+) 
    31.Nf6–/+ Rbc8?? 
       (better is 31...Rfd8 32.Qh4 h5 33.Rd8 Rd8–/+) 
    32.Qh4+– Rc1 
       (32...Qf6 33.Qf6 Kg8 34.h4+–) 
    33.Rd1 Rd1 
       (33...Kg7 34.Nh5! gh5 35.Qe7+–) 
    34.Bd1 h5 
       (34...Kg7 35.Nh5! gh5 36.Qe7 Rc8+–) 
    35.Qg5 
       (35.Qg5 Qf6 36.Qf6 Kg8 37.Bb3+–; 
       35.Ba4?! Rc8 36.g3 Qe6=) 
    1–0
    
    
    
    
    
    (3) Novopashin,Arkady – Vasiukov,Evgeny
    , 1981
    1.Nf3 Nf6 2.e3 g6 3.b4 Bg7 4.Bb2 0–0 5.Be2 d6 6.d3 
    (1.b4 Nf6 2.Bb2 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.e3 0–0 5.Be2 d6 6.d3) 
    6...e5 7.Nbd2 Nbd7 8.0–0 b6 9.c4 Bb7 
    10.Qc2 c5 11.bc5 bc5 12.Ne4 
       (12.Rab1 
         A) 12...Qe7 
            A1) 13.a3 Rfd8 (13...Rab8 14.Rfe1 Ng4 15.Qa4 a6=) 14.Bc3 Bc6 
             15.Ba5 Rdb8=;
            A2) 13.Bc3 Bc6 (13...Rfb8 14.Nb3 e4 15.Nfd2 ed3+=) 14.Nb3 Rab8 
             15.Na5 Ba8=;
         B) 12...Rb8= 
            B1) 13.Rfd1 Bc6 (13...Qc7 14.a3 a6 15.Ne4 Ne4=) 14.d4 cd4 
             15.ed4 Re8=;
            B2) 13.Bc3 Qe7 (13...Re8 14.Rb2 Qc7 15.Rfb1 Bc6+=) 14.Qa4 a6 
             15.Rb2 Rfc8+=;
         C) 12...Qc7 
            C1) 13.a3 Rab8 (13...a6 14.Bc3 Rab8 15.Rfd1 Bc6=) 14.Rfe1 a6 
             15.Bc3 Bc6=;
            C2) 13.Rfd1 Rad8 (13...Rae8 14.a3 Rb8 15.Ne4 Ne4+=) 14.Bc3 Bc6 
             15.Nb3 Nb6=; 
       12.Rfb1 
         A) 12...Rb8 
            A1) 13.a3 a6 (13...Qe7 14.Bc3 d5 15.cd5 Nd5=) 14.Bc1 Qe7 
             15.Ra2 Bc6=;
            A2) 13.Bc3 Qc7 (13...Nb6 14.a4 Qe7 15.a5 Nbd7+=) 14.Rb2 Bc6 
             15.Rb8 Rb8=;
         B) 12...Qc7 
            B1) 13.Bc3 Rab8 (13...Rfb8 14.Rb2 Bc6 15.Rb8 Rb8=) 14.e4 Nh5 
             15.Bd1 Nf4=;
            B2) 13.a4 Rab8 (13...a6 14.a5 Rab8 15.Bc3 Rfd8=) 14.a5 a6 
             15.Ra3 Rfe8=;
         C) 12...Qe7 
            C1) 13.Nb3 Rab8 (13...Rac8 14.e4 Nh5 15.Bc1 Nf4=) 14.Na5 Ba8 
             15.Bc3 e4=;
            C2) 13.Bc3 Bc6 (13...Rfb8 14.Rb3 Bc6 15.Rab1 Nb6=) 14.Nb3 
             Rab8 15.Na5 Ba8=; 
       12.a3 
         A) 12...Qe7 
            A1) 13.Rfb1 a6 (13...Rab8 14.Qa4 a6 15.Qc2 Ng4=) 14.Bc3 Rfb8 
             15.Rb2 Bc8=;
            A2) 13.Rab1 Rad8 (13...Rae8 14.Bc3 Bc6 15.Nb3 Rb8=) 14.e4 Rb8 
             15.Rfe1 Nh5=;
         B) 12...Qe8 
            B1) 13.Rfb1 Rb8 (13...a6 14.Bc1 Bc6 15.e4 Nh5=) 14.Qa4 a6 
             15.Qa5 Qe7=;
            B2) 13.Rfd1 Rb8 (13...Nb6 14.Rab1 Bc6 15.Re1 Rb8=) 14.Rab1 
             Nb6 15.Bc3 Bc6=;
         C) 12...Rb8 
            C1) 13.Rad1 Qe7 (13...a6 14.Rb1 Qe7 15.Rfe1 Ng4=) 14.Rb1 a6 
             15.Rfd1 Ng4=;
            C2) 13.Rab1 Qe8 (13...Qe7 14.Rfd1 Ng4 15.Qa4 a6=) 14.Rfe1 Qe7 
             15.Qa4 a6=) 
    12...Ne4 
       (12...Rb8 13.Rab1 (13.Nd6 Bf3 14.Bf3 Qb6 15.Nb5 a6=) 13...Ne4 (
       13...Qc7 14.Nf6 Nf6 15.Nd2 Rfe8=) 14.de4 f5 15.ef5 gf5=; 
       12...Qe7 
         A) 13.Rfd1 Rfb8 (13...Bc6 14.Rab1 Rab8 15.Nf6 Qf6=) 14.Rab1 Ne8 
          15.a3 a6=;
         B) 13.Bc3 Ne4 (13...Rab8 14.Nf6 Nf6 15.Rab1 Rfd8=) 14.de4 f5 
          15.ef5 Rf5=) 
    13.de4 Nf6 
       (13...Rb8 14.Rab1= f5 15.ef5 gf5=; 
       13...f5 14.ef5 Rf5 15.Rfd1 Qe7=) 
    14.Nd2 Qe7 
       (14...Qc7 15.Rfd1 Qc6=) 
    15.Bc3 
       (15.Rab1 Rab8+=) 
    15...h5 
       (15...h6=) 
    16.Rab1 Bc6 17.Bd3 Rae8 18.Qd1 Qd7 19.Bc2 Rb8 20.Qe2 Rb6 21.f3 Rfb8 
    22.Nb3 Bh6 
       (22...Qe6 23.Qd3=) 
    23.Rfd1 
       (23.Nc5 dc5 24.Be5 Rb1 25.Bb1 Qd8 26.Bb8 Qb8=) 
    23...Qe7 24.Be1 Ne8 25.h4 
       (25.Qd3 Bd7=) 
    25...Ng7 26.g3 Rf8 27.Na5 Ba8 28.Rb3 f5 29.Rdb1 Rb3 30.Rb3 f4 
       (30...fe4!? 31.Be4 Be4 32.fe4 Qe6+=) 
    31.ef4= ef4 32.e5 
       (32.Qh2!?=) 
    32...Nf5 33.Bf5 gf5 34.Bd2 Kh7 0–1
    
    
    
    
    (4) Sydor,Andrzej – Vasiukov,Evgeni
    Capablanca Memorial Elite (17), 1975
    1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.b4 Bg7 4.Bb2 0–0 5.e3 d6 6.Be2 e5 7.0–0 e4 
    (1.b4 Nf6 2.Bb2 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.c4 0–0 5.e3 d6 6.Be2 e5 7.0–0 e4) 
    8.Ne1 Nc6N 
       (8...Re8 9.Nc3 Nc6 10.b5 Ne5 11.d4 ed3 12.Bd3 Nd3 13.Nd3 Ne4 14.Ne4 
       pumpkin (2255)–kerger (2315)/net–chess.com 2003) 
    9.a3 a5 10.b5 Ne5 11.f3 Be6 12.Qc2 ef3 13.gf3 
       (13.Nf3 Bf5 14.Qc3 Ne4=) 
    13...Re8 14.f4 
       (14.d4 Ned7 15.Ng2 Qe7=) 
    14...Ned7 15.Ng2 Nc5 16.Nc3 c6 17.Rae1 Rc8 18.bc6 bc6 19.Na4 Bf5 20.d3 
    Na4 21.Qa4 Nh5 22.Bg7 Ng7 
       (worse is 22...Kg7 23.e4 Bd7 24.Bh5 gh5 25.Kh1+/–) 
    23.Qc2 Qb6 24.Rb1 Qc5 25.Qc3 d5 26.Rb7 Bh3 27.d4 Qd6 
       (27...Qf8 28.Re1=) 
    28.Bf3 
       (worse is 28.Qa5 Nf5 29.Rf2 Bg2 30.Rg2 Re3–/+) 
    28...Nf5 29.Re1 
       (worse is 29.Qa5 Bg2 30.Bg2 Ne3–+) 
    29...dc4 30.Qc4 Qf6 31.Qc1 h5 
       (31...Bg2 32.Bg2 g5 33.fg5 Qg5+=) 
    32.Ra7 
       (32.Rb3=) 
    32...Qe6?? 
       (better is 32...Nd4 33.Bd1 Re4–/+) 
    33.Ra5+/– Bg2 34.Bg2 
       (worse is 34.Kg2 Nd4 35.Bd1 Qe4 36.Kf2 Qe7+=) 
    Nh4 ½–½
    
    
    
    
    (5) Vasiukov,Evgeni (2465) – Hecht,Hans_Joachim (2380)
    TCh–Eur Seniors, Dresden GER, 2010
    1.b4 c5 2.bc5 e5 3.e3 Bc5 4.d4 ed4 5.ed4 Be7 6.Nf3 Nf6 7.Bd3 0–0 8.0–0 d5 
    9.h3N 
       (9.Re1 Nc6 10.Ne5 (10.Nbd2 Re8 11.Rb1 Qc7 12.c3 Bg4 13.h3 Bh5 14.Qa4 
       Bd6 15.Bb2 Rad8 16.c4 Nb4 17.Re8 Re8 18.Bh7 Kh7 19.c5 Bg6 20.cd6 Qd6 
       21.Re1 Re1 22.Ne1 Nc6 23.Ndf3 Qc7 24.Qa3 Qa5 Klaus_Behrmann–marekt/
       ChessWorld.net 2003) 10...Re8 11.Nc6 bc6 12.Bf4 Bg4 (12...c5 
       13.dc5 Bc5 14.Nc3 Re1 15.Qe1 Bb7 16.Na4 Bf8 17.Rb1 Bc6 18.Nc3 Bc5 
       19.Nb5 Ng4 20.Bg3 a6 21.Nc3 h5 22.Nd1 h4 23.Bf4 Qf6 24.Qd2 d4 25.Bg5 
       Qe6 Klaus Behrmann–freddy007/ChessWorld.net 2004) 13.Qd2 c5 
       14.dc5 Bc5 15.Nc3 Bb4 16.Re8 Qe8 17.Rb1 Ba5 18.Be3 Ne4 19.Be4 de4 
       20.Bd4 Qd7 21.Qe3 f5 22.h3 Bh5 23.Be5 Bb6 Klaus_Behrmann 
       (2275)–Frank_Bendig (2150)/ChessWorld.net 2003/0–1 (39)) 
    9...Nc6 10.Re1 Re8 11.a3 h6 12.Nc3 Be6 13.Bf4 Rc8 14.Ne2 Na5 15.Qb1 Ne4 
    16.Ng3 g5 17.Bd2 
       (17.Ne4? de4 18.Be4 gf4–+) 
    17...Nd2 18.Nd2 Qc7 19.Nh5 Qb6 
       (19...g4 20.Bb5 Nc6 21.c4=) 
    20.Qd1 
       (better is 20.Qb6 ab6 21.Ng3+=) 
    20...Qd4–/+ 21.Nf3 Qh8 22.Rb1 Bf6 
       (22...Ba3 23.Nd4 Bc5 24.Nf5–/+) 
    23.g4 
       (23.Nf6!? Qf6 24.Nd4+=) 
    23...b6 24.Ba6 Rcd8 25.Qd3 Rd6 26.c4 Red8 27.cd5 Rd5 ½–½
    
    
    
    
    (6) Vasiukov,Evgeni – Karasev,Vladimir I
    World Senior Championship Men, 2015
    1.e4 c5 2.a3 e6 3.b4 cb4 4.ab4 Bb4 
    (1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4 3.a3 e6 4.ab4 Bb4)
     5.Bb2 Nf6 6.e5 Nd5 7.c4 Nc7 
       (7...Ne7 8.Na3 0–0 9.Nc2 Nbc6 10.Nf3 d5 11.h4 a5 12.h5 h6 13.Rh4 Bc5 
       14.d4 Nf5 15.Rf4 Bb4 16.Nb4 Nb4 17.Bc3 Bd7 18.Rb1 dc4 19.Bc4 Ne7 
       20.Bb4 ab4 21.Qd2 Qc7 Meissen,F (2495)–Boehme,S (2525)/RSS7E top–22 
       2008) 
    8.Qg4 0–0N 
       (8...g6 9.Nc3 h5 10.Qg3 d5 11.Bd3 Nc6 12.Nf3 Qd7 13.0–0 0–0 14.Ne2 
       dc4 15.Bc4 b5 16.Bb3 Nd5 17.Bd5 ed5 18.h3 Nd8 19.Nf4 Ne6 20.Nh5 Be7 
       21.Nf6 Bf6 22.ef6 Qd8 23.Qh4 Ayza Leon,D (2295)–Martinez Lopez,C 
       (2115)th Obert Actiu Sant Marti 2014/1–0) 
    9.Nf3 Be7 
       (9...Nc6 10.Bd3 g6 11.h4=) 
    10.Bd3= Ne8 
       (10...Nca6!?=) 
    11.Qe4 
       (11.Qh3 h6 12.Nc3 Nc6=) 
    11...g6= ½–½
    
    
    
    
    (7) Vasiukov,Evgeni (2485) – Klundt,Klaus (2335)
    World Seniors, Condino ITA, 2009
    1.b4 Nf6 2.Bb2 e6 3.a3 a5 4.b5 c5 5.e3 
       (5.Nf3 b6 (5...a4 6.c4 d5 7.Bf6 Qf6 8.Nc3 dc4 9.e3 Bd6 10.Ne4 Qe7 
       11.Bc4 f5 12.Nd6 Qd6 13.d4 cd4 14.Nd4 0–0 15.Ne6 Qd1 16.Rd1 Be6 17.Be6 
       Kh8 18.Rd6 b6 19.Ke2 Ra5 20.Rb6 wiking–temem/internet 2010/1–0) 
       6.e3 Bb7 7.c4 d6 8.d3 Nbd7 9.g3 g5 10.Bg2 g4 11.Nh4 Bg2 12.Ng2 Ne5 
       13.h3 Bg7 14.hg4 Nfg4 15.d4 cd4 16.ed4 Qf6 17.Nf4 Nc4 18.Qg4 Nb2 
       19.Nh5 Qg6 Lapshun,Y (2410)–Del Mundo,A (2205)/US op Boston 2001 (39)
       ) 
    5...b6 6.f4 Bb7N 
       (6...d5 7.Nf3 Nbd7 8.Nc3 Bd6 9.Ne2 Qc7 10.g3 Bb7 11.Bg2 0–0 12.0–0 
       Rac8 13.h3 Rfe8 14.g4 e5 15.fe5 Ne5 16.Nh4 Ned7 17.Nf4 Be5 18.Be5 Ne5 
       19.Nf5 g6 20.g5 Ne4 21.Nh6 Ljubojevic,L–Matanovic,A/JUG–ch 1969/0–1
       ) 
    7.Nf3 Be7 8.c4 0–0 9.Qc2 d5 10.Nc3 Nbd7 11.Be2 Qc7 12.0–0–0 
       (12.0–0 d4 13.Na4 de3 14.de3 Be4=) 
    12...Rfd8 13.f5 ef5 14.Qf5 d4 15.Na4 Ne4 16.Rhf1 g6 17.Qh3 de3 18.de3 Bf6 
    19.Qh6 Bb2 20.Kb2 Ne5 21.Qf4 f6 22.Ne5 fe5 23.Qg4 Kg7 
       (23...Rd6!?+=) 
    24.Qe6+/– Rd1 25.Rd1 Rd8 26.Qb6 Qb6 27.Nb6 Rd1 28.Bd1 Nf2 
       (28...Kf7 29.Bf3 Ke6 30.Be4 Be4 31.Kb3 Bg2 32.Ka4+–) 
    29.Bf3 Bf3 30.gf3 Nd1 31.Kb3 Ne3 32.Ka4 
       (32.Na4 Nf5 33.Nc5 Nd4 34.Ka4 Kf7+–) 
    32...Nf5? 
       (better is 32...Kf7+–) 
    33.Ka5 Nd4 
       (33...Ne3 34.Ka6 g5 35.a4+–) 
    34.Ka4 1–0
    
    
    
    
    (8) Vasiukov,Evgeni (2485) – Plachetka,Jan (2375)
    World Seniors, Condino ITA, 2009
    1.b4 Nf6 2.Bb2 e6 3.a3 b6 4.e3 Bb7 5.f4 c5 
       (5...Be7 6.Nf3 0–0 7.Be2 a6 8.0–0 c5 9.Qe1 cb4 10.ab4 Bb4 11.Qg3 Re8 
       12.Bd3 Bf8 13.Ng5 h6 14.Nc3 d5 15.Nf3 Nbd7 16.Ne2 Nc5 17.f5 Nce4 
       18.Qh4 ef5 19.Nfd4 Ng4 20.Qh3 Pedersen,E (2400)–Bentzen,E (2360)/
       DEN–chT 1999/0–1 (33); 
       5...d6 6.Nf3 Nbd7 7.Be2 Be7 8.0–0 0–0 9.Nc3 c5 10.Qe1 cb4 11.ab4 a5 
       12.b5 Rc8 13.Nd4 d5 14.Rf3 Ne8 15.Rh3 Bf6 16.Bd3 g6 17.g4 Nc5 18.Na4 
       Nd3 19.cd3 Ng7 20.Qg3 pereira–eagleclaw/chesshere.com 2007/1–0 (46)
       ) 
    6.b5 Be7N 
       (6...d5 7.Nf3 Nbd7 (7...Bd6 8.c4 Nbd7 9.Be2 0–0 10.0–0 Qc7 11.d4 cd4 
       12.Nd4 dc4 13.Nd2 c3 14.Rc1 Nd5 15.Rf3 Qd8 16.Bc3 Ba3 17.Rg3 N7f6 
       18.Rc2 Bc5 19.Bb2 Ne3 20.Re3 Bd4 21.Bd4 Qd4 22.Nf1 Braeken,B–Kuhn,C/
       C1.1999.0.05 1999/0–1 (32)) 8.Be2 Bd6 9.0–0 Qc7 10.a4 e5 11.fe5 
       Ne5 12.Ne5 Be5 13.Be5 Qe5 14.Nc3 0–0 15.Bf3 Rad8 16.Qe1 d4 17.Bb7 dc3 
       18.dc3 Ng4 19.Qh4 f5 20.Rae1 Ne3 21.Qg5 Gravel,S–Leveille,F (2350)/
       CAN–ch Toronto 1996/0–1 (40)) 
    7.Nf3 d6 8.c4 Nbd7 9.Nc3 e5 10.g3 ef4 11.gf4 Ne4 
       (better is 11...Ng4!? 12.h4 0–0=) 
    12.Ne4+= Be4 13.Bg7 
       (13.d3 Bb7 14.Bg7 Rg8+=) 
    13...Bh4 14.Ke2 Rg8 15.Rg1 Qe7 16.Bg2 Rg7 17.Nh4 0–0–0? 
       (17...d5 18.cd5 Qh4 19.Be4 Qh2 20.Kd3 Qh6+/–) 
    18.Be4+– Rg1 19.Nf5 
       (19.Qg1?! Qe4 20.d3 Qe6+/–) 
    19...Qe6? 
       (19...Qe4 20.Nd6 Kc7 21.Ne4 Rd1 22.Rd1 Re8+–) 
    20.Qg1 Nf6 21.Bd3 Rg8 
       (21...d5 22.Ng7 Qe7 23.cd5 Rd5 24.Bc4+–) 
    22.Qh1 Kb8 23.Rg1 
       (23.Rg1 Rd8 24.Qc6+–) 
    1–0
    
    
    
    
    (9) Vasiukov,Evgeni (2485) – Van den Berg,Ad (2220)
    World Seniors, Condino ITA, 2009
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 e4 3.c4 Nf6 4.a3 a5 5.b5 Bc5 6.e3 0–0 7.Nc3 Re8 8.g4N 
       (8.Nge2 d6 9.Ng3 Nbd7 10.Qc2 Qe7 11.Be2 c6 12.f3 ef3 13.gf3 Ne5 
       14.Nce4 Ne4 15.Qe4 Qd8 16.Qc2 Qh4 17.0–0–0 Ng6 18.bc6 bc6 19.Ne4 Bf5 
       20.Qc3 f6 21.d4 Be4 22.fe4 Bb6 Lapshun,Y (2475)–Papp,G (2425)/FSGM 
       August Budapest HUN 2007 (46); 
       8.d4 Be7=) 
    8...d6+= 9.g5 Nfd7 10.Qc2 f5 11.gf6 Nf6 12.0–0–0 Bf5 13.Nge2 Nbd7 
       (13...c6 14.Ng3 Bg4 15.Nce4 Bd1 16.Kd1 Ne4 17.Ne4=) 
    14.f4 
       (14.f3 Bg6 15.Nf4 ef3 16.Ng6 hg6 17.Qg6 Ne5=) 
    14...Nb6 15.Ng3 Now all is on e4 15...Qd7 16.Nf5 Qf5 17.Rg1 Re7 
    18.Ne2 Rf8 19.Rg5 Qe6 20.Ng3 
       (20.Nd4 Bd4 21.Bd4 h6=) 
    20...h6 
       (20...c6 21.Kb1=) 
    21.Rg6= Nbd7? 
       (better is 21...c6 22.f5 Qc8=) 
    22.Bg2+/– Qf7 
       (better is 22...d5 23.cd5 Qf7 24.Rf6 gf6+–) 
    23.Nf5+– Qg6 
       (23...Qe8 24.Rg1 Kh8 25.Ne7 Qe7 26.Be4 Ba3 27.Ba3 Qe4 28.Qe4 Ne4 
       29.Rg7 Ndc5 30.Rc7 Nd3 31.Kc2 Nb4 32.Bb4 ab4+–) 
    24.Ne7 Kh7 25.Nf5 
       (better is 25.Ng6 Kg6 26.Be4 Kf7 27.Rg1+–) 
    25...Qf7 1–0
    
    
    
    
    (10) Vasiukov,Evgeni (2390) – Wahlbom,Magnus (2190)
    7th Sabadell Spain, European Championsh, 2017
    1.e4 c5 2.a3 Nc6 3.b4 cb4 4.ab4 Nb4 5.d4 d5 6.c3 Nc6 7.ed5 Qd5 8.Na3 
    (1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4 3.a3 Nc6 4.ab4 Nb4 5.d4 d5 6.c3 Nc6 7.ed5 Qd5 8.Na3)
     8...e5 9.Nb5 Kd8 10.Bg5 Be7 
       (10...f6 11.de5 1–0 gregorgysi (2495)–mgilbert (2100)/net–chess.com 
       2016) 
    11.de5 Qd1 12.Rd1 Bd7 13.Bf4N 
       (13.Nf3 Kc8 14.Be7 Nge7 15.Nd6 Kc7 16.Nf7 Rhf8 17.Bc4 Nd8 18.Nd8 Rfd8 
       19.Ng5 h6 20.Nf7 Rdb8 21.0–0 Bc6 22.f4 Nf5 23.Kf2 Bg2 24.Rg1 b5 25.Be6 
       Be4 26.Nd6 Nd6 27.Rg7 Kb6 Korostenski,F–De Paus,P. LSS No Engine 
       Cup Preliminary 2009/1–0; 
       13.Be7 Ke7 14.f4 Nh6 15.Bd3 Bf5 16.Nf3 Rhd8 17.Nfd4 Bd3 18.Rd3 f6 
       19.Rg3 Nd4 20.Nd4 fe5 21.fe5 Rg8 22.Ke2 Rac8 23.Rb1 b6 24.Ra1 a5 
       25.Rb1 Rc5 26.Rb6 Re5 27.Kd3 Rh5 Vlasopoulos,G–Sideris,T/Ambelokipi 
       op 1999/1–0 (59)) 
    13...a6 14.e6 fe6 15.Nc7 e5 
       (15...Ra7 16.Ne6 Kc8 17.Bc4=) 
    16.Na8 ef4 17.Nb6 Nf6 18.Nh3 Re8 19.Be2 f3 20.gf3 
       (20.Nd7? fe2 21.Rd2 Nd7 22.Re2 Nc5–+) 
    20...Kc7 
       (20...g6 21.Nf4 Kc7 22.Nd7 Nd7 23.Nd5 Kb8 24.0–0+/–) 
    21.Nd7 Nd7 22.Nf4 Bd6 
       (22...Kc8 23.Nd5+/–) 
    23.Nd5 Kb8 24.f4 Bc5 
       (24...Rf8 25.Rg1 g6 26.Ne3+/–) 
    25.Rg1+– g6 26.Rg3 1–0
    
    
    
    
    (11) Vasiukov,Evgeni (2485) – Werner,Clemens (2335)
    World Seniors, Condino ITA, 2009
    1.Nf3 Nf6 2.b4 e6 3.a3 b6 4.Bb2 c5 5.b5 Bb7 6.e3 
    (1.b4 e6 2.Bb2 Nf6 3.a3 b6 4.e3 Bb7 5.Nf3 c5 6.b5) 
    6...Qc7 
       (6...Be7 7.c4 0–0 8.Be2 d6 9.d4 Nbd7 10.Nbd2 Rc8 11.0–0 Rc7 12.a4 cd4 
       13.ed4 Ne4 14.a5 Nd2 15.Nd2 d5 16.ab6 ab6 17.Qb3 Bd6 18.Ba3 Ba3 19.Ra3 
       Nf6 20.Rfa1 dc4 21.Bc4 Wuensche,P (2140)–Gross,D (2360)/Berliner 
       Sommer 1996/0–1; 
       6...a6 7.c4 ab5 8.cb5 d5 9.d4 c4 10.Nc3 Bd6 11.Be2 0–0 12.0–0 Nbd7 
       13.Qc2 Qc7 14.Rfd1 h6 15.h3 Rfe8 16.Nd2 Nf8 17.e4 de4 18.Nde4 Ne4 
       19.Ne4 Be4 20.Qe4 Ng6 21.Rdc1 Slavisa2–drasko2/Live Game Caissa's 
       Web 2004/0–1 (31)) 
    7.c4 d5 8.cd5N 
       (8.Bf6 gf6 9.cd5 Bd5 10.Nc3 Bb7 11.Bc4 Bg7 12.a4 Nd7 13.Rc1 Ne5 
       14.Ne5 Qe5 15.h4 f5 16.Qe2 Rd8 17.0–0 Bf6 18.h5 Bh4 19.e4 Rg8 20.d3 f4 
       21.Qf3 Ke7 22.Ne2 Bg5 Andersson,L–Engman,R/Sweden 1986/0–1 (35)) 
    8...Nd5 0–1
    
    
    
    
    

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