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    (All annotations below by Fritz)
    (Games' source: Marek's 1.b4 database)
        (1) Akesson,Ralf (2530) – Ernst,Thomas (2405)
        Kraft Chess Cup, 1999
        1.b4 a5 2.b5= Nf6 3.Bb2 g6 4.g3 
           (4.e4 d6=) 
        4...Bg7 5.Bg2 0–0 6.c4 d6 7.Nc3 e5 8.d3 Nbd7 9.Na4 Re8 10.Qc2 Rb8 11.e3 
        b6 12.Ne2 Bb7 13.Bb7 Rb7 14.e4 Nf8 15.Nac3 Ne6 16.0–0 Qd7 17.Rae1 
           (17.f4 c5+=) 
        17...c5 18.bc6 Qc6 19.a4 Qd7 20.f4 Nc5 21.Rf3 Qh3 22.Kh1 Qh5 
           (22...Ng4 23.Ng1 Qh5 24.f5=) 
        23.Kg2+= g5 24.fg5 Qg5 25.Ref1 Qg6 26.Nd1 Nfe4 27.de4 Qe4 28.Qe4 Ne4 
        29.Rd3 Nc5 30.Ra3 e4 
           (30...Rc7 31.Nec3+/-) 
        31.Bg7+– Kg7 32.Ne3 Kf8 33.Nf4 Re5 34.Rd1 Rd7 35.Rb1 
           (35.Ng4 Rf5+–) 
        35...Rb7 36.Ned5 Nd7 37.Kf2 Re8 38.Ne3 Rc8 39.Nfd5 f6 
           (39...Rc6 40.Rab3+–) 
           (40.Nf5!? Rc6 41.Re3 Nc5+–) 
        40...Kf7 41.Rb5 Rcb8?? 
        42.Nf5 Ke6 
           (42...Ra7 43.Nd6 Kf8 44.Ke3+–) 
           (43.Nf4 Kf7 44.Nd6 Kg8 45.Nd5+–) 
        (2) Adolfsson,Daniel – Akesson,Ralf (2470)
        Midnight Sun, 2006
        1.e4 c5 2.a3 e6 3.b4 cb4 4.ab4 Bb4 5.Bb2 Nf6 6.e5 Nd5 7.c4 Ne7 8.Na3 Nbc6 
        9.Nc2 Ba5 10.Qg4N Ng6 
             A) 11.Bd3 Ng6 12.Qg3 (12.Nf3 d6 13.Bg6 fg6 14.ed6 Qd6 15.0–0 Qd3 
              16.Ne3) 12...Bc7 13.f4 d6 14.ed6 Bd6 15.Ne2 Qb6 16.Bc3;
             B) 11.Nf3 Qb6 12.Rb1 Ng6 13.Bd3 Qb3 14.Qe4 d5 15.cd5 Qd5 16.Ne3; 
             A) 11.Rb1 
                A1) 11...Nf5 12.Nf3 Qb3 13.Qe4 d5 14.ed6 Nd6 15.Qd3 Qd3 16.Bd3;
                A2) 11...Qb3 12.Qd1 (12.Qg7 Ng6 13.Na3 Bb4 14.Bc1 Qa4 15.Rb4 
                 Nb4 16.f3) 12...Qa2 13.Nf3 Qa4 14.Ne3 Qd1 15.Kd1 0–0 16.Kc2;
                A3) 11...Ne5 12.Qg7 N7g6 13.Nf3 Nf3 14.gf3 Qd6 15.Qd4 Qc6 
             B) 11.Bd4 
                B1) 11...Qb3 12.Qd1 (12.Qe4 b6 13.Nf3 Ng6 14.Ne3 Bb7 15.Be2 
                 Rb8 16.Bd1) 12...Nd4 13.Nd4 Qd1 14.Kd1 Bb6 15.Ngf3 0–0 16.Kc2;
                B2) 11...Nd4 12.Qd4 (12.Nd4 h5 13.Qe4 Nc6 14.Ngf3 Nd4 15.Nd4 
                 Qb4 16.Nf3) 12...Nc6 13.Qb6 Bb6 14.Nf3 0–0 15.Ne3 Rd8 16.Rb1;
             C) 11.Ba3 
                C1) 11...Ne5 12.Qg7 N5g6 13.Nf3 Nf5 14.Qf6 Qd8 15.Bb2 Rg8 16.g4 
                C2) 11...Qb3 12.Nd4 (12.Qe4 f5 13.ef6 gf6 14.Nf3 d5 15.Qd3 Qd3 
                 16.Bd3) 12...Nd4 13.Qd4 Bb6 14.Qb2 Qb2 15.Bb2 Ng6 16.Nf3;
                C3) 11...0–0 12.Nf3 f6 13.Ncd4 Nb4 14.Rc1 Qc5 15.Bb2 Bb6 16.ef6 
             A) 11...Qh4 12.Qh4 (12.Qe3 0–0 13.Nf3 Qh5 14.Be2 Qh6 15.Qh6 gh6 
              16.Ba3) 12...Nh4 13.g3 Ng6 14.f4 0–0 15.Nf3 b6 16.Kf2;
             B) 11...b6 12.Nf3 (12.Qe3 0–0 13.Nf3 Bb7 14.Bd3 d6 15.ed6 Qd6 
              16.Ba3) 12...Bb7 13.Na3 a6 14.Be2 0–0 15.0–0 d6 16.ed6;
             C) 11...Qb6 12.Bd4 Nd4 13.Nd4 0–0 14.Ngf3 f6 15.ef6 Rf6 16.g3) 
           (11...d6 12.ed6 e5 13.Qe4 Qd6 14.Ncd4 Bd2 (14...Bd7 15.Nb5 Qc5 
           16.Qd5) 15.Kd2-/+ Be6 16.c5) 
           (12.Qh5 Bb4+= (12...h6 13.Ba3 Re8 14.g3 Bc7 15.Bd6 Bd6 16.ed6) 
           13.Bd3 Qb6 14.0–0 Bd2 15.Rfb1 Ba5 16.Ba3; 
           12.Be2 d6 13.ed6 Qd6 14.Ba3 Nb4 15.Nb4 Bb4 16.Bb4; 
           12.Qe4 f6 13.ef6 Qb6 14.Rb1 gf6 15.Be2 f5 16.Qe3) 
        12...d6 13.Bg6 
           (13.ed6 Qd6 14.Bg6 fg6 15.Ba3 Qf4 16.Qf4) 
        13...fg6 14.ed6 Qd6 15.0–0 
           (15.Qg5 Qd3 16.Ncd4 Nd4 17.Bd4 Rf5-/+) 
           (15...Qd3 16.Ne3-/+ (16.Nce1 Qe2 17.Ra5-/+)) 
        16.Ba3+= Qf4 17.Qf4 Rf4 
           (worse is 17...Bf4 18.Bf8 Kf8 19.g3+/-) 
        18.d4 b6 19.Rad1 
           (19.Bc1 Rf8+=) 
        19...Na5 20.Ne3 Ba6 21.Rc1 Nb3 22.Rcd1 b5 23.d5 ed5 24.Nd5 Rc4 25.Ne7 Kh8 
        26.Ng5 h6 27.Ng6 Kg8 28.Ne7 Kh8 29.Ng6 ½–½
        (3) Akesson,Ralf (2535) – Schandorff,Lars (2510)
        VISA Nordic GP Final, 1999
        1.b4 c6 2.e3 d5 3.Bb2 Nf6 4.c4 g6 5.cd5= cd5 6.Bf6 ef6 7.Nf3 
           (7.a3 a5=) 
        7...Bb4+= 8.Qa4 Nc6 9.Bb5 Qd6 10.–0 Bc5 11.Rc1 Bd7 12.d4 Bb6 13.Nc3 0–0 
        14.Qd1 Ba5 
           (14...Rfc8 15.Na4=) 
           (15.Nd5 Qd5 16.Rc5 Qe4 17.Bc6 Bc6 18.Ra5 b6+=) 
           (15...b6 16.Nc3+=) 
           (16.Bc6 Bc6 17.Rab1 b5=) 
           (16...b6 17.Qb3+=) 
           (17.Nc5 b5=) 
        17...b6+= 18.Qb3 Rfc8 19.Rc8 Nc8 
           (worse is 19...Rc8 20.Ba6 (20.Nb6? Rb8–+) 20...Ra8 21.Bd3+=) 
           (20.Rc1 Be6+=) 
        20...Qc6 21.Nb2 Nd6 22.Nd3 Nc4 23.Rc1 b5 24.Nc5 Bg4 25.Kg2 Bb6 26.Nd3 Qd7 
        27.Ng1 Be6 28.Nf4 Bc7 29.Ne6 fe6 30.a4 Bd6 31.ab5 ab5 32.Rb1 Ra5 33.Nf3 
        Qc6 34.Rc1 Ra3 35.Qb1 Qa6 36.e4 Ra2 37.Bd3 
           (37.Bc4 bc4 38.Rc3 Ra1–+) 
           (37...Rb2 38.Qa1 Qa2 39.Qa2 Ra2 40.h4–+) 
        38.ed5 ed5 39.Re1 
           (39.Bc4 bc4 40.Re1 Ra5-/+) 
        39...Rb2 40.Qd1 Qa2 41.Re2 Re2 42.Qe2 
           (42.Be2!? b4–+) 
        42...Qe2 43.Be2 Bb4 44.Kf1 Kf7 45.Bd3 Bc3 46.Ke2 Na3 47.Ke3 Ke6 48.Be2 
        Nc4 49.Kd3 b4 50.h3 Kd6 
           (50...Ba1 51.Bd1–+) 
           (51.Kc2 Ke7–+) 
        51...Kc6 52.g4 Kb5 53.g5 f5 54.h5 gh5 55.Nh4 Be1 
           (55...Bd2 56.Nf5 Bg5 57.f4 Bf4 58.Bf3–+) 
        56.Bh5 b3 57.Nf5 b2 
           (57...Na3 58.Bd1 b2 59.Bc2 Bf2 60.Ne7–+) 
        58.Kc2-/+ Bc3 
           (58...Bf2 59.Bf7-/+) 
        59.Be2+= Kb4 60.Bc4 Kc4 Attacking the isolated pawn on d4 61.Nd6 Kb4 
        62.Nf5 Ka3 
           (62...Be1 63.f3+=) 
        63.Kb1 Bd2 64.g6 
           (better is 64.Ne7!?-/+) 
        64...hg6–+ 65.Ne7 Bc3 66.Ng6 Kb3 
           (66...Bd4?! 67.Ne7 Bf2 68.Nd5+=) 
        67.Nf4 Kc4 
           (67...Bd4?! 68.Nd5 Bf2 69.Nc7+=) 
           (68.Ne2 Kd3 69.Nf4 Kd4 70.Ne6 Ke4 71.Ng5 Kf4 72.Nf7–+) 
        68...Kd3-/+ 69.f4 Kc4?? 
           (better is 70.f5+/-) 
        70...Bd4= 71.Nd4 Kd4 72.Kb2 Kc5 73.Kc3 d4 74.Kd2 Kd5 75.Kd3 ½–½
        (4) Jefimow,Bronislaw – Akesson,Ralf (2480)
        8th Amplico AIG Life Rapid, 2008
        1.b4 d5 2.Bb2 Bg4 3.h3 Bh5 4.Nf3 Bf3 5.ef3 e6 6.c4 dc4 7.Bc4 Nf6 8.Qb3N 
             A) 9.0–0 
                A1) 9...Nbd7 10.Nc3 (10.Re1 Nb6 11.Nc3 a5 12.ba5 Ra5 13.Ne4; 
                 10.a3 Nb6 11.Re1 0–0 12.Nc3 Nc4 13.Qc4) 10...0–0 11.Rfe1 Nb6 
                 12.d3 a5 13.ba5;
                A2) 9...a6 10.b5 0–0 11.Nc3 ab5 12.Nb5 Nc6 13.Nd6;
                A3) 9...Qe7 10.a3 (10.Re1 0–0 11.a3 Nbd7 12.Nc3 a5 13.b5; 
                 10.Rc1 0–0 11.a3 Nbd7 12.f4 Nb6 13.Qg3; 10.b5 0–0 11.Re1 Rd8 
                 12.Nc3 Nbd7 13.Ne4) 10...0–0 11.Re1 Nbd7 12.Nc3 a5 13.b5;
                A4) 9...0–0 10.a3 (10.Re1 c6 11.Nc3 Be7 12.Ne4 b5 13.Bd3; 
                 10.b5 Nbd7 11.Nc3 Bf4 12.Ne4 Re8 13.Rfe1) 10...a6 11.Re1 Nbd7 
                 12.Nc3 b5 13.Bd3;
             B) 9.b5 
                B1) 9...0–0 10.–0 (10.Nc3 Be5 11.Rd1 Nbd7 12.d4 Bd6 13.0–0) 
                 10...Nbd7 11.Nc3 a6 12.ba6 Nc5 13.Qc2;
                B2) 9...Nbd7 10.–0 (10.Nc3 0–0 11.0–0 a6 12.ba6 Nc5 13.Qc2; 
                 10.Na3 0–0 11.0–0 Nh5 12.g3 Qg5 13.Qe3; 10.d3 0–0 11.0–0 Nc5 
                 12.Qc2 Nd5 13.d4) 10...Nb6 11.Bd3 Nfd5 12.f4 0–0 13.f5;
             C) 9.Nc3+= 
                C1) 9...Bf4 10.–0 0–0 11.Ne4 Nbd7 12.g3 Bd6 13.Rfe1;
                C2) 9...Be7 10.Ne4 (10.Rc1 0–0 11.Ne4 Re8 12.a3 Nbd7 13.0–0; 
                 10.b5 0–0 11.Ne4 Nbd7 12.0–0 Nb6 13.Bd3; 10.–0 Qd2 11.Rad1 Qf4 
                 12.Nb5 Na6 13.Rfe1) 10...0–0 11.Rc1 Re8 12.a3 Nbd7 13.0–0;
                C3) 9...Nbd7 10.–0 (10.Ne4 0–0 11.Nd6 cd6 12.0–0 Ne5 13.Rfc1)
                  10...0–0 11.Rfe1 Nb6 12.d3 a5 13.ba5;
                C4) 9...0–0 10.Ne4 (10.b5 Nbd7 11.0–0 a6 12.ba6 Nc5 13.Qc2) 
                 10...Ne4 11.fe4 Qh4 12.g4 Nc6 13.b5; 
             A) 9.a3 
                A1) 9...a6 10.–0 0–0 11.Qe3 b5 12.Bd3 c6 13.Rc1;
                A2) 9...Qd7 10.–0 0–0 11.Re1 Re8 12.f4 b5 13.Qf3;
                A3) 9...Bd6 10.–0 (10.Qe3 a5 11.b5 0–0 12.Nc3 Nbd7 13.0–0; 
                 10.f4 0–0 11.Qf3 c6 12.0–0 Nbd7 13.Re1) 10...0–0 11.Re1 c6 
                 12.Nc3 b5 13.Be2;
                A4) 9...0–0 10.–0 a6 11.Qe3 Nbd7 12.Rc1 b5 13.Bb3;
             B) 9.b5 
                B1) 9...Nbd7 10.–0 (10.d3 0–0 11.0–0 Nc5 12.Qc2 a6 13.a4) 
                 10...0–0 11.Re1 Nc5 12.Qe3 a6 13.ba6;
                B2) 9...Bd6 10.–0 (10.Nc3 Be5 11.Rd1 Nbd7 12.d4 Bd6 13.d5) 
                 10...Nbd7 11.Nc3 0–0 12.Ne4 Bf4 13.Rfe1;
                B3) 9...0–0 10.–0 (10.d3 a6 11.0–0 ab5 12.Qb5 b6 13.a4) 
                 10...Nbd7 11.Re1 Nc5 12.Qe3 a6 13.ba6;
             C) 9.Qc3 
                C1) 9...Qd6 10.b5 (10.a3 0–0 11.Bd3 c6 12.Be4 Rd8 13.0–0) 
                 10...0–0 11.d3 a6 12.Qd4 Qd4 13.Bd4;
                C2) 9...c6 10.a3 (10.–0 b5 11.Bb3 0–0 12.Rc1 a5 13.ba5) 
                 10...a5 11.b5 0–0 12.0–0 cb5 13.Bb5;
                C3) 9...0–0 10.–0 (10.a3 a5 11.ba5 Nbd7 12.a6 ba6 13.Qd3) 
                 10...Bd6 11.a3 Nbd7 12.Re1 Nb6 13.Qc2;
             D) 9.0–0 
                D1) 9...Qd6 10.b5 (10.a3 0–0 11.Qe3 Nc6 12.Rc1 a6 13.f4) 
                 10...Nbd7 11.Rc1 Rd8 12.Qc3 Qf4 13.Qe3;
                D2) 9...0–0 10.b5 (10.a3 Qd6 11.Qe3 Rd8 12.Rc1 Nbd7 13.Nc3; 
                 10.Rc1 Nc6 11.a3 a6 12.Bd3 Bd6 13.Re1; 10.Re1 Nc6 11.a3 Qd6 
                 12.Qe3 Rad8 13.b5) 10...Nbd7 11.Re1 Nc5 12.Qe3 a6 13.ba6) 
           (9.f4 Nb6 (9...Qe7 10.a3 Nb6 11.0–0 a5 12.ba5 Nc4 13.Qc4) 10.f5 Nc4 
           11.Qc4 Qd5 12.Qd5 Nd5 (12...ed5?! 13.Bf6 gf6 14.a3=) 13.fe6 Nb4-/+) 
           (9...Nb6 10.Re1 (10.d3 Nfd5 11.a3 Qg5 12.Bc1 Nf4 13.Bf4; 10.a3 a5 
           11.Re1 Bd6 12.Nc3 Nc4 13.Qc4; 10.Rd1 Bd6 11.d3 0–0 12.Nc3 a5 13.ba5) 
           10...Bd6 11.Nc3 a5 12.ba5 Ra5 13.Ne4; 
           9...Bd6 10.Nc3 (10.Re1 Nb6 11.Nc3 a5 12.ba5 Ra5 13.Ne4; 10.a3 0–0 
           11.Re1 a6 12.Bd3 a5 13.Nc3) 10...0–0 11.Rfe1 Be5 12.Rad1 c5 13.Ba3; 
           9...a6 10.f4 b5 11.Be2 Qe7 12.Bf3 Rd8 13.Re1) 
           (10.Rc1 0–0+= 11.a3 c6 12.f4 Nb6 13.Be2; 
           10.Re1 0–0 11.Nc3 a6 12.Ne4 Ra7 13.Be6; 
           10.a3 0–0 11.Re1 c5 12.b5 Nb6 13.d3; 
           10.Nc3 Nb6 11.d3 0–0 12.Rfe1 c5 13.b5) 
        10...Nb6+= 11.Bb5 
           (11.Bd3 0–0 12.Re1 Nbd5 13.a3) 
        11...c6 12.Be2 
           (12.Bd3 Nbd5 13.b5 0–0+=) 
           (12...0–0+= 13.a3) 
           (13...ed5?! 14.b5+=) 
        14.a3 Nf4 15.Re1 Ne2 
           (15...Bf6 16.Nc3-/+) 
        16.Re2 Bf6 17.Nd2 Na4 
        18.Ne4+= Ke7 19.Nf6 gf6 
           (19...Kf6 20.Bc1+=) 
        20.Rd1 a5 
           (21.b5 cb5 22.d5 Rhd8+=) 
           (better is 21...cd5 22.ba5 Ra5-/+) 
        22.d6+/- Rd6 23.Bf6 Kd7 24.Rd6 Kd6 25.Rd2 Kc7 26.b5 
           (26.Be5!? Kc8 27.Rd4+/-) 
        26...cb5= 27.Be5 Kc6 28.Rd4 
           (better is 28.Rd6 Kc5 29.Rd7=) 
        28...Nb6-/+ 29.Kh2 
           (29.Rd6!? Kc5 30.Rd1-/+) 
        29...Nc4–+ 30.Kh1?? 
           (better is 30.f4–+) 
           (better is 30...Ne5 31.Rh4 Nc4–+) 
           (31.Kh2 Rc8-/+) 
        31...Nc4 32.Bf6?? 
           (32.Kh1 Ne5 33.Rh4–+) 
        32...Na3–+ 33.Rh4 b4 
           (33...Nc4 34.Rh7 Nd6 35.Kf1–+) 
        34.Rh7 b3 35.Rf7 a4 36.Be5 
           (36.Re7 Nc4 37.Re6 Kd5 38.Re7–+) 
        36...Nc4 37.Rc7 Kd5 38.Bc3 b5 
           (38...a3 39.Rb7 b2 40.Kh2–+) 
        39.Rd7 Kc5 40.Rc7 
           (40.Rd1 b2 41.Kf1 a3–+) 
        40...Kd6 41.Rb7 Kc6 
           (better is 41...a3 42.Rb5 b2 43.Kh2–+) 
        42.Re7 b4! 43.Re6 
           (43.Bb4 b2 Passed pawn) 
        43...Kd5 44.Re4 bc3 45.h4 c2 46.Re1 b2 
           (46...b2 47.Kh2 c1Q 48.Rc1 bc1Q 49.h5 a3 50.f4 Qf4 51.g3 Qf2 52.Kh3 
           Rg8 53.g4 Ne3 54.g5 Qf3 55.Kh4 Qg4) 
        (5) Akesson,Ralf (2535) – Ernst,Thomas (2405)
        SWE–chT, 2000
        1.b4 Nf6 2.Bb2 e6 3.a3 b6 4.c4 Bb7 5.Nf3 Be7 6.Qb3 0–0 7.e3 
           (7.Qc2 Be4 8.d3 Bf3 9.gf3 c6+=) 
           (7...a5 8.Be2+=) 
           (8.Nc3 dc4 9.Bc4 Nbd7=) 
           (8...a5 9.b5+=) 
        9.d3= dc4 
           (9...a5 10.–0=) 
           (10.dc4 c5=) 
        10...c5+= 11.0–0 Rc8 
           (11...a6 12.Nbd2+=) 
           (12.b5 Ra8=) 
           (12...b5 13.Nc3+=) 
        13.b5= Bf6 14.Nbd2 
           (14.Nc3 Nc3 15.Bc3 Bd5=) 
        14...Bb2 15.Qb2 Qf6 16.Qf6 gf6 
           (16...N7f6 17.Rfc1=) 
           (17.Ne4 a6+=) 
           (17...a6 18.ba6 Ba6 19.a4+=) 
        18.Nc4 Nf8 
           (18...Rc7 19.h3+=) 
           (19.a4 Nb4 20.Ne1 Bd5+=) 
           (19...Ng6 20.Rab1+=) 
           (20.a4 Nb4 21.Rc3 Nd5+=) 
           (20...Ng6 21.Kf2+=) 
        21.g3 Ng6 22.Kf2 Rcd7 23.e4 Nc7 
           (23...Nde7 24.a4+=) 
        24.a4 Ne7 25.Rcb1 
           (25.a5 Nc8 26.Rab1 Kg8+=) 
           (25...f5 26.a5 fe4 27.Ne4 Be4 28.de4+/- (worse is 28.ab6 Bd3 29.bc7 Rc7-/+)) 
        26.a5 Ne8 
           (26...h6 27.Nf3+=) 
        27.Ke3 Ned6 28.a6 
           (28.g4 Kf8+=) 
        28...Ba8 29.Nd6 Nd6 30.g4 f5 31.Ra2 
           (31.gf5 ef5 32.e5 Ne8=) 
           (31...fg4 32.Bg4 Kf8 33.Be2=) 
           (32.e5 cd3 33.Bd3 Nc8=) 
        32...ef5 33.dc4 fg4 
           (33...Re7 34.Kf2=) 
        34.Bg4 Re7 35.Kf2 Ne4 36.Ne4 Re4 37.Rc1 
           (37.Rg1 Rf4 38.Ke3 Re4 39.Kf2 Kf6=) 
        37...Rf4 38.Kg3 Rdd4 The backward pawn on c4 becomes a target 39.Be2 
        Rf6 40.Rf1 
        40...Rg6-/+ 41.Kf2 Rg2 
           (41...Rh4 42.Rd2 Rh2 43.Ke3 Re6 44.Kd3 Be4 45.Kc3–+) 
        42.Ke1 Rh2 43.Rc2 
           (43.Rd2 Rd2 44.Kd2 h5-/+) 
           (43...Be4 44.Rd2 Rd2 45.Kd2-/+) 
        44.c5 Be4 45.cb6 Bc2 46.ba7 Rd8 47.b6 Re2 48.Ke2 Bd3 49.Kf2 Ba6 
           (49...Bf1?? 50.b7 Ba6 51.b8Q+–) 
        50.Rd1 Rc8 
           (50...Rd1 A deflection 51.a8Q) 
        (6) Ornstein,Axel (2430) – Akesson,Ralf (2520)
        Rilton Cup Stockholm, 1998
        1.b4 b6 2.Bb2 Bb7 3.e3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.b5 a6 6.a4 ab5 7.ab5 Ra1 8.Ba1 d6 
        9.Be2 Nbd7 
           (9...Be7 10.–0=) 
           (10.–0 Be7=) 
           (10...Be7 11.0–0=) 
           (11.Bc3 d5=) 
           (11...Ne5 12.Bb2=) 
        12.0–0 0–0 13.Bb2 ½–½
        (7) Akesson,Ralf – Andersson,A
        corr SSKK (Akesson), 1983
        1.b4 Nf6 2.Bb2 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 d5 5.Bg2 Nbd7 6.d3 0–0 7.Nbd2 b6 8.c4 
        Bb7 9.cd5 Bd5 10.–0 c5 11.a3 e6 12.e4 Bb7 13.Nc4 Ne8 14.Bg7 Kg7 15.Re1 
        Qe7 16.Qd2 
           (16.d4?! cb4 17.d5) 
        16...Nd6 17.Nd6 Qd6 18.d4 cb4?! 
           (18...cd4 19.Nd4+/-; 
           18...Rfd8 19.bc5 bc5 20.d5+/-; 
           18...c4!? 19.b5 (19.Qc3 b5 20.d5+=) 19...a6 20.ba6 Ra6) 
        19.ab4 a6? 
        20.Qb2! Kg8 21.Nd2 Qe7 
           (21...Rfc8 22.e5 Qb8 23.Ne4+/-) 
        22.Nc4 Rfc8 23.Qb3 b5?! 24.Na5 Nb6 25.d5! e5 26.Bh3 Rc7 27.Rec1 Bc8 
        28.Bc8 Rcc8 29.Rc3 Qe8 30.Rac1 Rc3 31.Qc3 Rc8 32.Nc6 Kg7 
           (32...Rc7 33.d6! Rd7 34.Ne5 Rd6 35.Ng4! Nd7 36.Nh6 Kf8 37.Qh8 Ke7 
           38.Qe8!! Ke8 39.Rc8 Ke7 40.Ng8 Ke6 41.Re8; 
           32...Nc4 33.Ne5 Nd6 34.Nc6 Qe4 35.Re1+–) 
           (33.Qa1 Na4 34.f4 f6 35.fe5 fe5 36.Rf1) 
        (8) Akesson,Ralf – Wessman,Richard
        Oerebro Sweden, 1989
        1.b4 Nf6 2.Bb2 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 d5 5.Bg2 c6 6.0–0 a5 7.a3 ab4 8.ab4 Ra1 
        9.Ba1 Na6 10.c3 
           (10.Bf6 Bf6 11.b5 Nc7 12.bc6 bc6+=) 
        10...0–0 11.d3 Ne8 12.Nbd2 Nd6 13.Qb3 Qb6 14.Rb1 Bf5 15.c4 Ba1 16.c5 Qb4 
        17.Qb4 Nb4 18.cd6 Bc3 19.de7 Re8 20.Rb3 d4 21.Nd4 
           (21.Nb1 Be6 22.Nc3 Bb3 23.Nd4–+) 
        21...Bd2–+ 22.Nf5 gf5 23.Rb2 Bc3 
           (23...Be1 24.Kf1 Re7 25.Bc6 bc6 26.d4–+) 
        24.Rb3-/+ Na2 
           (better is 24...Be1 25.Kf1 Bd2–+) 
        25.Rb7+= Nb4 26.d4 Kg7 27.e3 
           (better is 27.h3!?=) 
        27...Kf6-/+ 28.Bc6? 
           (28.Rb6 Ke7 29.Bc6 Nc6 30.Rc6 Bd2+=) 
        28...Nc6+= 29.Rb6 Kg7?? 
           (29...Ke7!? 30.Rc6 Bd2+=) 
        30.Rc6= Bb4 31.Kg2 Be7 32.Kf3 Rb8 33.Rc2 Rb6 
           (33...Bd6 34.Rc6 Rd8 35.h3=) 
           (34.d5 Bd6=) 
        34...Kf6+= 35.Kf4 Bd6 36.Kf3 Ke6 37.Ke2 h5 38.h4 f4 39.gf4 
           (39.ef4 Kd5 40.Ra4 Rb1+=) 
        39...Be7-/+ 40.Ra5 Bh4 41.Rh5 Rb2 42.Kd3 Bf2 43.Ke4 
           (43.e4 Kd7+=) 
        43...Rb3 Threatening mate: Rxe3 44.Rh6 Ke7 45.Rh3 Kf6 46.Rf3 Be1 
        47.Rh3 Bd2 48.Rh6 Ke7 49.Rh3 Ra3 50.Rg3 Ke6 51.f5 Kf6 52.Rh3 Kg5 53.Rg3 
        Kh4 54.Rf3 Kg4 55.Rf4 Kg3 56.Rf3 Kg2 57.f6 
           (57.Kf4 Bc3 58.Rg3 Kf2+=) 
           (57...Ra6 58.Rf5 Re6 59.Re5 Rf6 60.Rg5 Kh1=) 
        58.Kf4+= Ra6 59.Rg3 
        59...Kf2-/+ 60.Rg7 Rf6 61.Ke5 Rf3 
           (61...Re6 62.Kd5 Re7 63.e4-/+) 
        62.e4 Ke3 63.Kd5? 
           (better is 63.Rh7-/+) 
        63...Bb2–+ 64.e5 Bd4 65.Rh7 Bb2 66.Kd6 Ke4 67.Ke7 Be5 68.Rf7 Ra3 69.Rh7?? 
           (69.Rf8 Ra1-/+) 
           (69...Ra7 70.Ke6 Ra6 71.Ke7 Kd5-/+) 
        70.Kf7-/+ Rf3 71.Ke7 Bd6 72.Kd7 Rf8 73.Rh5 Be5 74.Rh7 Ra8 75.Rf7 Rh8 76.Ke7 
        Rb8 77.Kd7 Ra8 78.Ke7 Ra6 79.Kd7 Bf6 80.Ke8 Ke6 81.Re7 Kf5 
        82.Rb7 Rd6 83.Kf7 Re6 84.Rb5 Be5 85.Rb7 Rh6 86.Rd7 Bd6 87.Kg7 Kg5 88.Kf7 
        Rf6 89.Kg8 Bf4 90.Rg7 Kh5 91.Rf7 Rg6 92.Rg7 Re6 93.Kf7 Ra6 94.Rg1 Bg5 
        95.Rg2 Rf6 96.Ke8 Kg6 97.Kd7 Kf5 98.Rf2 Bf4 99.Rb2 Rd6 100.Ke7 Rd5 
        101.Rb7 Rd6 
           (101...Bd6 102.Ke8-/+) 
           (102.Rb2 Re6 103.Kd7-/+) 
        102...Be5-/+ 103.Rb7 Rd2 104.Rb5 Rd1 105.Rb6 Rd5 106.Rb7 Bf6 107.Kf7 Re5 
        108.Ra7 Re6 109.Rd7 Be5 
           (109...Re1 110.Rd5 Ke4 111.Ke6-/+) 
        110.Rb7 Rh6 
           (110...Rf6 111.Ke7-/+) 
        111.Rd7 Bd6 
           (111...Rh1 112.Rd8-/+) 
        112.Kg7 Rg6 Black gets strong initiative 113.Kf7 Rf6 114.Kg7 Bf8 
        115.Kg8 Ke6 116.Rd2 Bd6 117.Rg2 Be5 118.Kh7 Rf7 119.Kh6 Rf8 120.Kh5 Kf5 
        Threatening mate... how? 121.Rg5 Kf4 122.Rg4 Kf3 123.Rg6 Bf4 
        Threatening mate: Rh8 124.Rg7 Rf6 The mate threat is Rh6 125.Rh7 
        Ke4 126.Rg7 Rh6 127.Kg4 Rh1 128.Rg6 Ke5 129.Ra6 Rg1 130.Kf3 Rg3 131.Ke2 
        Be3 132.Ra8 Bd4 133.Re8 Kd5 134.Rc8 Ke4 135.Rc2 
           (135.Re8 Kf5-/+) 
        135...Re3 136.Kd2 Bb6 
           (136...Rf3 137.Ke1-/+) 
        137.Rc4 Kd5 138.Rh4 Bd4 139.Rh5 Kc4 140.Rh7 Ra3 141.Rc7 Bc5 142.Ke2 ½–½
        (9) Akesson,Ralf – Chekhov
        Polanica Zdroj, 1981
        1.g3 Nf6 2.Bg2 d5 3.Nf3 g6 4.b4 c6 5.Bb2 a5 6.a3 Bg7 7.0–0 ab4 8.ab4 Ra1 
        9.Ba1 Qb6 10.c3 0–0 11.d3 Bg4N 12.Nbd2 Nbd7 
             A) 13.Nb3 Nd7 (13...Ra8 14.h3 Bf3 15.Bf3 Nd7 16.Qd2 Ne5 17.Bg2 
              Nc7 18.Nc5 Nb5; 13...Nc7 14.Ne5 Ra8 15.Qd2 Ne4 16.de4 Be5 17.Nc5 
              de4 18.Be4 Ne6) 14.Qd2 Ra8 15.Bb2 Nc7 16.Ra1 Ra1 17.Ba1 Ne6 18.Bb2 
             B) 13.Bb2 Ra8 (13...c5 14.Qb3 cb4 15.Rb1 Bf5 16.h3 Nh5 17.Nd4 Ng3 
              18.fg3 e5; 13...Nc7 14.Qb3 Ra8 15.h3 Bf3 16.Nf3 Ne6 17.Ne5 Rd8 
              18.e3 Ra8) 14.Qb3 Nc7 15.h3 Bf3 16.Nf3 Nh5 17.e3 Ne6 18.Nd4 Bd4;
             C) 13.Ne5 Bf5 (13...Be6 14.Ndf3 Ra8 15.Qd2 Nd7 16.d4 Ne5 17.Ne5 
              Nb8 18.e4 de4) 14.Ndf3 Nd7 15.e4 Ne5 16.ef5 gf5 17.Ne5 Be5 18.d4 
             D) 13.h3 Be6 (13...Bd7 14.Bb2 c5 15.Qb3 cb4 16.Ne5 Be6 17.cb4 Nh5 
              18.d4 Qb4) 14.Nb3 Nh5 15.Nbd4 Bd7 16.e3 e5 17.Nb3 Re8 18.Bb2 Nf6;
             E) 13.Qc2 Ra8 (13...Nc7 14.Bb2 Ra8 15.e4 Be6 16.ed5 cd5 17.Nb3 
              Qd6 18.Re1 Nd7) 14.Bb2 Nc7 15.e4 Ne6 16.Ne5 Bh5 17.Re1 Qc7 18.d4 
             F) 13.Qb3 Ra8 (13...Bh6 14.h3 Bf3 15.Nf3 Ra8 16.Bb2 Nc5 17.Qc2 
              Ne6 18.Ra1 Ra1; 13...Nc7 14.c4 Ne6 15.Qa3 Rd8 16.Be5 Nd7 17.Bg7 
              Kg7 18.cd5 cd5; 13...Ne8 14.Bb2 Nd6 15.Ra1 Rd8 16.d4 Nc7 17.e3 Bf5 
              18.Ra5 Ncb5) 14.Bb2 Nc7 15.h3 Bf3 16.Nf3 Nd7 17.Ra1 Ra1 18.Ba1 Ne6 
           12...Nh5 13.Qb3 Na6 (13...Bf6 14.Bb2 Na6 15.Ra1 e5 16.e4 Rd8 17.Re1 
           Be6 18.ed5 Bd5; 13...Rd8 14.Bb2 Nd7 15.Ra1 Bf6 16.d4 e5 17.e4 Be6 
           18.Qc2 Re8; 13...e6 14.Bb2 Nd7 15.Ra1 Rd8 16.e3 Qb5 17.Qc2 c5 18.c4 
           dc4; 13...Nf6 14.Bb2 Nbd7 15.Ra1 Bh6 16.e3 e5 17.c4 Re8 18.h3 Bf3) 
           14.Bb2 Nc7 15.Ra1 Rd8 16.d4 Nf6 17.e3 Bf5 18.c4 Ne6) 
        13.Qa4 Ne8 
           (13...Qc7 14.c4 dc4 15.dc4 Rd8 16.Rd1 c5 17.Qb3 Bf5 18.b5 b6; 
           13...e5 14.c4 Re8 15.h3 Be6 16.Rd1 h6 17.c5 Qc7 18.Bb2 e4; 
           13...Rd8 14.h3 Bf3 15.Nf3 Ne8 16.Bb2 Nc7 17.Ra1 Ra8 18.Qd1 Ra1; 
           13...Rc8 14.h3 Bf3 15.Nf3 Qd8 16.c4 Ra8 17.Qc2 Nh5 18.Bg7 Kg7) 
        14.c4 Nc7 15.Bg7 Kg7 16.Rb1 
           (16.Ra1 Ra8 17.Qd1 Ra6 18.Ra6 Qa6) 
        16...Ra8 17.Qc2 
           (17.Qb3 e5 18.cd5 cd5) 
           (17...e5 18.e3= (18.e4 de4) 18...Ne6) 
           (18.e3 e5=) 
        18...cb5+= 19.cd5 Nd5 20.Qb3 Bf3 21.Bf3 Nc7 22.Qb4 Qc5 
           (22...Kf8 23.Qh4 Kg8 24.Nc4+=) 
           (23.Qb2 Qa3=) 
        23...Nc5+= 24.Rc1 N5e6 25.e3 Ra2 26.Nb3 b6 27.Rc6 Rb2 28.Nc1 Ng5 29.Bg2 
        Ne8 30.h4 Nf7 31.d4 
           (31.Rb6? Rb1 32.Bf1 Rc1 33.Rb5 Ned6–+) 
           (31...b4 32.Nd3 (32.Rb6? Rb1 33.Rc6 b3–+) 32...Rb1 33.Kh2+=) 
           (32.Bd5 f5=) 
           (32...b4 33.Bd5+=) 
        33.Rc8= Nd6 34.Rd8 Rc1 35.Bd5 Rc8 36.Rd7 Kf8 37.e4 
           (37.g4 b4+=) 
        37...b4 38.e5 fe5 39.de5 Nc4 40.Be6? 
           (better is 40.Rb7+=) 
        40...Ne5–+ 41.Rb7 
           (41.Rd5 Rc5 42.Kg2 Rd5 43.Bd5 Kg7–+) 
        41...Rc6 42.Bb3 Nf3 43.Kg2 Nd4 44.Rb8 Kg7 45.Rg8 
           (45.Bd5 Rd6 46.Rg8 Kf6 47.Rf8 Ke5–+) 
           (45...Kf6 46.Bd5 Rc5–+) 
        (10) Akesson,Ralf – Marttala,Thomas
        2nd Politiken Cup, 1980
        1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.b4 Bg7 4.Bb2 0–0 5.Bg2 d6 6.0–0 e5 7.d3 Nc6 8.b5 Ne7 
        9.c4 Nh5 10.Nc3N 
           (10.c5 h6 11.cd6 cd6 12.Na3 Be6 13.Nc4 f5 14.Ba3 e4 15.Nfd2 Ba1 
           16.Qa1 d5 17.Ne5 Kh7 18.de4 fe4 19.Nb3 Nf6 20.h3 Nd7 21.Rc1 Rf5 22.Be7 
           Qe7 23.Rc7 Qd6 24.Nd7 Qc7 Young,D–Oppedal/Camiella 1973/0–1 (39); 
           10.Qb3 Kh8 11.Nbd2 (11.Nc3 f5 12.e3 h6 13.Nd2 g5 14.f4 ef4 15.ef4 gf4 
           16.gf4 Ng6 17.Ne2 Qe7 18.Rae1 Qe3 19.Kh1 Qd2 20.Bg7 Ng7 21.Nc3 Nf4 
           22.Bf3 Nfe6 23.Nd5 Nd4 24.Qb1 Qg5 25.Bd1 Kh7 Young,D–Oppedal/
           Sacramento 1972/0–1 (40)) 11...f5 12.c5 h6 13.Rac1 f4 14.cd6 cd6 
           15.d4 Rf5 16.g4 1–0 pierre–dragosdum/internet 2008) 
           (10...Bg4 11.Ng5 Rb8 12.Qd2+=) 
           (11.d4 f6+/-) 
           (11...Rb8 12.Qb3+=) 
           (12.Qa4 Nf6+/-) 
        12...Rb8+= 13.Rc1 
           (13.a5 a6+=) 
        13...Be6 14.Rc2 
           (14.a5 a6+=) 
           (14...Qd7 15.Re1=) 
        15.Nce4 Qd7 16.Re1 
           (16.Bf3 Bg4=) 
           (16...a6 17.Nb3=) 
           (17.Bf3 Bg4+=) 
           (17...g5 18.e3=) 
           (18.e3 fe3 19.fe3 Ne7=) 
        19.d4+= g4 
           (19...ed4 20.Nd4 Rbe8 21.e3 Nd4 22.Bd4 Bd4 23.ed4=) 
        20.de5 fg3 
           (20...gf3 21.Bf3 Qe8+/-) 
        21.hg3+/- gf3 
        22.Bf3+– Nhg3 23.Ng3 
           (better is 23.Nf6!? Bf6 24.ef6+–) 
        23...Ng3+= 24.fg3 Be5 25.Be5 de5 26.Qd5 Be6 
           (26...Qe6 27.g4 Qd5 28.cd5+= (28.Bd5?! Kg7+=)) 
        27.Qe5+/- Rf5 28.Qe3 Rg5 29.Rd2 Qf7 
           (29...Rg3?? 30.Kf2 Qg7 31.Qe6 Kh8 32.Rd7+–) 
        30.Red1 Rf8 31.Rd8 
           (31.Bb7!? Qg6 32.Kg2+/-) 
        31...Rg3+= 32.Kf2 Rg6 
           (32...Rg5 33.Rf8 Kf8 34.Qd4+=) 
        33.Qe5 Bh3 
           (33...Qe7!? 34.Rf8 Kf8+/-) 
        34.Rf8 Qf8 35.Qc7 Rg2 
           (35...Rg7 36.Qd6 Bg4 37.Qd5 (37.Qh6 Bf3 38.Qe6 Kh7–+) 37...Rf7 
        36.Ke3 Qa3 37.Rd3 
           (37.Ke4 Rg7 38.Qe5 Kh7+/-) 
        37...Qc1 38.Ke4 
           (better is 38.Kd4 Qg1 39.Ke4+/-) 
           (better is 38...Rg7 39.Qd8 Kh7=) 
        39.Kf5+– Qg5 40.Ke4 Qg6 41.Ke3 
           (41.Ke3 Qg5 42.Qf4 Qe7 43.Kd2+–) 
        (11) Akesson,Ralf (2390) – Schmidt,Wlodzimierz (2475)
        Rubinstein Memorial, 1981
        1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.b4 Bg7 4.Bb2 0–0 5.Bg2 c6 6.c4 d5 7.cd5 cd5 8.0–0 a6 
           (8...Bg4 9.h3 Bf3 10.Bf3 Qb6 11.Qa4 Na6 12.a3 Nc5 13.Qd1 Ncd7 ½–1/
           2 Redolfi,R (2515)–Engel,K (2465)/corr ICCF John F Cleeve Memorial 
           8...Qb6 9.Qb3 a5 10.ba5 Qa5 11.Nc3 Na6 12.Ba3 Re8 13.Rac1 e5 14.d3 d4 
           15.Nb5 Be6 16.Qb2 Nd7 17.Bd6 Qa2 18.Qa2 Ba2 19.Nc7 Nc7 20.Rc7 Rad8 
           21.Nd2 Nf6 22.Bb4 Bd5 23.Bd5 Kapral,K (2155)–Sari,S (2030)/Kaunas 
           LTU 2011/1–0 (64)) 
           (9.a4 Nc6 (9...Nbd7 10.Qb3 e6 11.Rc1 Nb6 12.d3 Bd7 13.Nc3 Rc8 14.e3 
           Qe7 15.b5 a5 16.Ba3 Qd8 17.Bf8 Bf8 18.Ne2 Bd6 19.Qb2 Be7 20.Qd4 Rc1 
           21.Rc1 Nc8 22.Nf4 b6 23.Ne5 Bc5 24.Qb2 pierre–schack08/internet 2008/
           1–0 (42); 9...Bg4 10.d3 Qb6 11.Nbd2 Nc6 12.Rb1 Bf3 13.Nf3 e6 14.b5 
           ab5 15.ab5 Ne7 ½–½ Matulovic,M–Ivkov,B/Palma de Mallorca 1967)
            10.b5 ab5 11.ab5 Ra1 12.Ba1 Na5 13.Qa4 b6 14.Rc1 Bf5 15.d3 Qd6 16.Be5 
           Qd7 17.Rc7 Qe6 18.Qa3 Re8 19.Nc3 Nd7 20.Bg7 Kg7 21.Nd4 Qf6 22.Qb4 Nc5 
           23.Nd5 Qg5 pierre–schack08/internet 2008/1–0) 
        9...Bg4 10.d3 Bf3 11.Bf3 Nc6 12.Nd2 e6 13.Rab1 Qe7 14.Rfc1 Rfc8 15.a3 Ne8 
        16.Bg7 Kg7 17.e3 Nd6 18.Qb2 ½–½
        (12) Akesson,Ralf – Runnby,Jan
        SWE–ch, 1980
        1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.b4 Bg7 4.Bb2 0–0 5.Bg2 d6 6.c4 e5 7.d3 Nbd7 
           (7...Nfd7 8.Nc3=) 
           (8.0–0 a5=) 
           (8...Qe7 9.0–0=) 
           (9.0–0 Qe7=) 
           (9...c6 10.–0=) 
        10.–0 c6 
           (10...Ne6 11.a4=) 
        11.b5 d5 12.Qa4 
           (12.Rb1 Ne6=) 
           (12...d4 13.Nce4 Ne4 14.Ne4 cb5 15.Qb5=) 
        13.Qb5 Bd7 14.Qb3 
           (14.Qb7? Rb8 15.Qa7 Rb2–+) 
           (14...d4 15.Nce4 Bc6 16.Ba3=) 
           (worse is 15.Qb7 Rb8 16.Qa7 Rb2 17.Nc4 Rb8-/+) 
           (15...Rb8 16.Nb5 (16.Bb7? Qc7–+) 16...Bb5 17.Qb5+=) 
           (worse is 16.Qb7 Rb8 17.Qa7 Bc4-/+) 
        16...Rb8 17.a4 
           (17.Qa4 Nd5+/-) 
           (17...b6 18.Rfc1+=) 
           (18.Nb5 a6 19.Nbd6 Re7+=) 
        18...Nb6 19.Nc5 
           (19.Ba3 Bd5+=) 
        19...Bd5 20.Bd5 Qd5 21.Nb6 
           (21.Ba3 Nc4 22.dc4 Qc6=) 
        21...Qc5= 22.Nd5 Ne6 23.Rfc1 
           (23.e4 Red8+=) 
           (23...Qd6 24.e4=) 
        24.Bc3 Qd8 
           (24...Qa6 25.Qb5=) 
        25.e4+= Qg5 26.Qd1 
           (26.Qb5 f5+=) 
        26...f5= 27.Bd2 Qd8 28.Be3 b6 29.Rc6 Qd7 
           (29...Rc8 30.Rc8 Qc8 31.a5 ba5 32.Rb5+=) 
        30.Rbc1+= Kh8 31.a5 
           (31.Kg2 Rec8 32.Rc8 Rc8 33.Rc8 Qc8=) 
        31...ba5 32.Qc2 
           (32.Ra6 Qb5 33.Ra7 Rec8 34.Rc8 Rc8 35.ef5 Qd5 36.fe6 Qe6 37.Ra5 Kg8+/- 
        32...f4 33.gf4 ef4 34.Nf4 
           (34.Bf4? Nd4 (34...Nf4?! 35.Nf4 Be5 36.Qd2-/+) 35.Qc5 Rb3–+ (
           35...Qc6?! 36.Qc6 Nc6 37.Rc6–+; 35...Nc6?! 36.Qc6 Qg4 37.Kf1–+)) 
           (34...Nd4!? 35.Bd4 Bd4+= (worse is 35...Qd4 36.Ne6 Qf6 37.Ng7 Qg5 38.Kf1 Kg7 
           39.Rc7 Kh6 40.h4+/-)) 
           (35.Qd1 Nh3 36.Kg2 Nf4 37.Bf4 Rb7+=) 
           (35...Nh3 36.Nh3 Qh3 37.f4+=) 
        36.R6c2 Rc2 37.Rc2 Nh3 38.Nh3 
           (38.Kg2 Nf4 39.Bf4 a6+=) 
        38...Qh3 39.Qf1 
           (39.Rc5 a4=) 
        39...Qg4= 40.Kh1 Qf3 41.Kg1 Qg4 ½–½
        (13) Akesson,Ralf (2440) – Trygstad,K (2295)
        32nd Rilton Cup, Stockholm SWE (8), 2003
        1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.b4 Bg7 4.Bb2 c6 5.a3 d5 6.Bg2 a5N 7.d3 
             A) 7...Nbd7 
                A1) 8.Nc3 e5 (8...ab4 9.ab4 Ra1 10.Qa1 e5 11.Qa3 e4 12.Nd4 Ne5 
                 13.d3 0–0; 8...0–0 9.b5 e5 10.Rb1 e4 11.Ng5 h6 12.Nh3 Re8 13.d3 
                 Nc5=; 8...Nb6 9.d3 0–0 10.b5 c5 11.e3 Qd6 12.Ne2 
                 Bg4 13.Qe1 Rfd8=) 9.b5 0–0 10.Rb1 c5 11.d3 Re8 
                 12.e3 Nb6 13.h3 Qd6+=;
                A2) 8.b5 0–0 (8...Qb6 9.Nc3 d4 10.bc6 Qb2 11.Rb1 Qa3 12.Nb5 
                 Qc5 13.Nc7 Kd8+=; 8...Qc7 9.Nc3 0–0 10.Rb1 e5 11.Re1 
                 e4 12.bc6 bc6 13.Nd4 Re8=; 8...h6 9.c4 Qb6 10.cd5 
                 Qb5 11.dc6 Qb2 12.cd7 Nd7 13.Nc3 Bc3=) 9.Nc3 e5 
                 10.Rb1 e4 11.Ng5 h6 12.Nh3 Re8 13.d3 Ne5=;
                A3) 8.d3 0–0 (8...ab4 9.ab4 Ra1 10.Ba1 0–0 11.c4 Qb6 12.Qe1 
                 dc4 13.dc4 Rd8=; 8...Qc7 9.c4 ab4 10.ab4 Ra1 11.Ba1 
                 e5 12.cd5 Nd5 13.b5 0–0=; 8...Nb6 9.Nbd2 ab4 10.ab4 
                 0–0 11.Ra8 Na8 12.c4 Nb6 13.Bd4 Bf5+=) 9.c4 ab4 
                 10.ab4 Ra1 11.Ba1 Qb6 12.Qe1 dc4 13.dc4 c5=;
             B) 7...0–0 
                B1) 8.Nc3 Qc7 (8...b5 9.Re1 Qd6 10.e4 de4 11.Ng5 Bf5 12.ba5 
                 Rd8 13.Nge4 Be4+=; 8...Qd6 9.b5 e5 10.bc6 bc6 11.Rb1 
                 Nbd7 12.d4 e4 13.Ne5 Rb8+=) 9.b5 e5 10.bc6 bc6 11.h3 
                 Na6 12.Rb1 Rb8 13.d3 Bd7+=;
                B2) 8.h3 ab4 (8...Nbd7 9.Bc3 ab4 10.ab4 Ra1 11.Ba1 Qb6 12.c3 
                 e5 13.d3 e4+=; 8...b6 9.Nc3 b5 10.Re1 Qd6 11.e4 de4 
                 12.Ng5 Bf5 13.Rb1 ab4+=; 8...b5 9.c3 Qd6 10.Qb3 a4 
                 11.Qc2 Nbd7 12.d3 c5 13.bc5 Nc5+=) 9.ab4 Ra1 10.Ba1 
                 Na6 11.b5 cb5 12.Be5 b4 13.Nd4 Nc5+=;
                B3) 8.d3 ab4 (8...b5 9.Nbd2 ab4 10.ab4 Ra1 11.Qa1 Na6 12.c3 
                 Qd6 13.Qa5 Nd7=; 8...Be6 9.Nbd2 ab4 10.ab4 Ra1 
                 11.Qa1 Na6 12.Qa5 Qd6 13.Rb1 Ra8=) 9.ab4 Ra1 10.Ba1 
                 Na6 11.Qd2 Qd6 12.b5 cb5 13.Be5 Qe6=) 
             A) 8.Qd2 ab4 (8...Bg4 9.0–0 b5 10.Ne5 Bf5 11.c4 bc4 12.dc4 Ne4 
              13.Be4 Be4+=; 8...Re8 9.0–0 b5 10.e3 Ra6 11.a4 ab4 
              12.Qb4 ba4 13.Ra4 Qd6=; 8...b5 9.0–0 Bg4 10.Ne5 Nfd7 
              11.f4 Qc7 12.h3 Bf5 13.Qe3 Ne5+=) 9.ab4 Na6 10.–0 Bg4 
              11.c3 Qd6 12.Qe3 Nd7 13.b5 cb5+=;
             B) 8.c3 ab4 (8...Qd6 9.0–0 Nbd7 10.Nbd2 ab4 11.ab4 Ra1 12.Qa1 Re8 
              13.Qa4 e5=; 8...b5 9.0–0 Qd6 10.Nbd2 Nbd7 11.ba5 Ra5 
              12.c4 Ra4 13.Rc1 e5=; 8...Bg4 9.Nbd2 ab4 10.ab4 Ra1 
              11.Qa1 Na6 12.Qa5 Qd7 13.Qb6 Ra8=) 9.ab4 Ra1 10.Ba1 
              Qd6 11.Nbd2 Nbd7 12.0–0 b6 13.Qb3 e5=;
             C) 8.0–0 ab4 (8...b5 9.Nbd2 ab4 10.ab4 Ra1 11.Qa1 Na6 12.c3 Qd6 
              13.Qa5 Nd7=; 8...Be6 9.Nbd2 ab4 10.ab4 Na6 11.c3 Bg4 
              12.h3 Be6 13.Qc2 Qc8=) 9.ab4 Ra1 10.Ba1 Na6 11.Qd2 Qd6 
              12.b5 cb5 13.Be5 Qe6=) 
        8.ab4 Ra1 9.Ba1 Na6 10.c3 Bf5 
           (10...0–0 11.0–0 Qd6 12.Nbd2 Bg4 13.h3 Bf3=) 
           (11.h3 0–0 12.0–0 h6 13.Nd4 Bd7=) 
        11...0–0 12.Nbd2 
           (12.Nd4 Bd7 13.Qd2 e5+=) 
           (12...Qd7 13.Qb3+= Bh3+=) 
           (13.Qe1 e5=) 
        13...dc4 14.Nc4 Be6 
           (14...Nb4 15.Qb3 c5 16.Ng5+=) 
        15.Qb1 Nc7 16.Na5 Bc8 
           (16...Qc8 17.Be5=) 
        17.Rc1 Nb5 18.Be5 Nd7 
           (18...Bh6 19.Re1=) 
        19.Bg7+= Kg7 20.d4 
           (20.Qb2 e5=) 
        20...e5= 21.de5 Ne5 22.Ne5 Re5 23.e3 Qf6 24.Qc2 Re7 25.h3 h5 26.Rd1 Bf5 
        27.Qc5 h4 
           (27...Nc3 28.Rd6 Be6 29.Rd2=) 
        28.g4+= Be4 
           (28...Nc3 29.Rd6 Re6 30.g5 (30.Nb7?! Ne2 31.Kf1 Nf4=) 30...Ne2 
           31.Kf1 Ng3 32.fg3 Qa1 33.Ke2+–) 
           (29.f3 Re5 (29...Bf3? 30.Rf1+–) 30.Qc1 Bd5+/-) 
        29...Nc3= 30.Rf1 
           (30.g5!? Ne2 31.Kf1 Ng3 32.Kg1 Ne2 33.Kf1 Ng3 34.Kg1 Ne2=) 
        30...Bg2+= 31.Kg2 Ne4 32.Qa5? 
           (better is 32.Qb6+=) 
        32...b5–+ 33.Nb6 Nd2 34.Nc8? 
           (34.Qa1 Nf1 35.Qf6 Kf6 36.Kf1–+) 
        34...Qf3 35.Kg1 Qh3 36.Qa1 Kh7 
           (36...Kh7 37.f4 Re3 38.Qe1 Qg4 39.Qg3 Rg3 40.Kf2 Ne4 41.Ke1 Re3) 
        (14) Kopczynski,Michal (2240) – Akesson,Ralf (2465)
        7th Amplico AIG Life, Warsaw POL, 2007
        1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.b4 cb4 4.d4 d5 5.e5 Nc6 6.a3 Bd7 7.ab4 Bb4 8.c3 Be7 
        9.Bd3 Nh6N 
           (9...f5 10.h4 Qb6 11.Na3 a6 12.Bg5 Rc8 13.0–0 Nd8 14.Be7 Ne7 15.c4 
           Bc6 16.Qd2 0–0 17.c5 Qc7 18.g3 Be8 19.Nc2 Bh5 20.Ng5 Nec6 21.f3 h6 
           22.Nh3 Qe7 23.Kh2 Be8 24.Rab1 Sturma,M (2095)–Heinig,W (2295)/Open, 
           Arco ITA 1999/0–1 (65); 
           9...Na5 10.–0 a6 11.Re1 Bb5 12.Bc2 Nc4 13.Nbd2 Qc7 14.Nf1 Bd8 15.Ng3 
           Ne7 16.Nh5 0–0 17.Bh7 Kh7 18.Ng5 Kg8 19.Ng7 Ne5 20.N7e6 fe6 21.Ne6 Qc3 
           22.Bd2 Qc8 23.Re5 Rf6 24.Nd8 Al Modiahki,M (2535)–Bhat,V (2395)/
  qualifier blitz ICC 2000/0–1 (73); 
           9...a6 10.–0 Rc8 (10...Nh6 11.Bh6 gh6 12.Ne1 Qc7 13.Qh5 0–0–0 14.Qf7 
           Rdf8 15.Qh5 Qd8 16.f4 Kb8 17.Rf2 Rhg8 18.Nd2 Bh4 19.g3 Na5 20.Ng2 Bg3 
           21.hg3 Rg3 22.Rf3 Rfg8 23.Rg3 Rg3 24.Qe2 Nc4 25.Nf1 Al Hadarani,H 
           (2370)–Kayle,C (2095)/4th ch–Arab, Beirut LEB 2000/1–0 (37)) 
           11.Nfd2 Na7 12.f4 Bb5 13.Nf3 Nh6 14.Na3 Ba3 15.Ra3 Qc7 16.Rb3 Ba4 
           17.Bd2 Nb5 18.Qb1 Bb3 19.Qb3 0–0 20.Rb1 Qc6 21.Ng5 Nc3 22.Rc1 Qa4 
           23.Rc3 Qd4 24.Kh1 Irmer,F (2255)–Koprek,J (2385)/RSL2 2009/0–1) 
        10.Bh6 gh6 11.h4 f5 12.Nfd2 0–0 13.Qh5 Kg7 14.Rh3 Be8 15.Rg3 Bg6 16.Nf3 
        Rg8 17.Nbd2 Qf8 18.Ng1 Kh8 19.Qe2 f4 20.Rh3 Bd3 21.Qd3 Rg2 22.Ngf3 Qg7 
        23.Qb5 Bf8 24.0–0–0? 
           (better is 24.Rh2!? Rh2 25.Nh2-/+) 
        24...Rc8 25.Kb2 
        25...Rf2 26.Rg1 
           (26.Rf1 Rf1 27.Qf1–+) 
           (26...Rd2 27.Nd2 Qg1–+) 
        (15) Akesson,Ralf (2230) – Danailov,Silvio (2295)
        EU–ch U20 Groningen, 1980
        1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.b4 Bg7 4.Bb2 0–0 5.Bg2 d6 6.c4 e5 7.Nc3 Nbd7 
           (7...Nc6 8.b5 Ne7 9.0–0 Be6 10.d3 h6 11.Nd2 c6 12.a4 Qd7 13.Ba3 Rfd8 
           14.Rb1 c5 15.e4 Nh7 16.Nd5 f5 17.b6 a6 18.ef5 gf5 19.Nc7 Rab8 20.f4 
           Bf7 21.fe5 Be5 22.Nf3 Hodgson,J (2640)–Efimov,I (2520)/zt 2000/1–0 
           7...c6 8.0–0 h6 9.d3 Re8 10.e4 Nbd7 11.Na4 Qe7 12.Qc2 Nf8 13.Rfe1 b5 
           14.cb5 cb5 15.Nc3 a6 16.d4 Bg4 17.de5 de5 18.Nd5 Nd5 19.ed5 Rac8 
           20.Qb3 Qd6 21.Nd2 Nd7 22.Rac1 Ronco,R (2105)–Miracca,J (2265)/39th 
           Open, Mar del Plata ARG 2008/1–0 (53)) 
           (8.0–0 e4 9.Ng5 Ng4 10.Nge4 f5 11.f3 Nh2 12.Kh2 fe4 13.Qb3 ef3 14.Rf3 
           Ne5 15.Rf8 Qf8 16.Rf1 Qd8 17.c5 Kh8 18.cd6 Qd6 19.Ne4 Qe7 20.Nc5 a5 
           21.Nb7 Be6 22.Qa3 Qb4 Smithers,S (2465)–Soentges,K/IECC 1999/½–½ 
        8...Ng4 9.e3 f5 10.Qe2 a5 11.b5 Nc5 12.0–0 Kh8 
           (12...a4 13.a3=) 
        13.Nd2 Rb8 14.Nb3 Nb3 15.ab3 b6 16.b4 ab4 17.Nd5 Bb7 18.Nb4 Bg2 19.Kg2 
        Qd7 20.Ra7 f4 21.ef4 ef4 22.Bg7 Kg7 23.Qb2 Kh6 
           (23...Ne5 24.Nd5 f3 25.Kh1 Qh3 26.Rc7 Rf7=) 
        24.Nd5+– f3 25.Kg1 Ne5 26.Qc1 g5 27.h4 Rg8 28.Rc7 
           (28.d4!? Nf7 29.Qe3 Rgf8+–) 
        28...Qh3 29.Nf4 Qg4 30.hg5 Rg5 31.Kh2 Rf8 32.Nh3 Rff5 33.Re1 
           (better is 33.Rh1 Kg6 34.Ng5 Qg5 35.Qc2 Ng4 36.Kg1+–) 
        33...Kg6 34.Re4 
           (34.Ng5 Rg5 35.Re5 Re5–+) 
           (better is 34...Rh5 35.Rg4 Ng4 36.Kg1 Rh3=) 
        35.Rh4+– Qh4 36.gh4 Rg2 37.Kh1 Ng4 38.Qf1 
           (38.Qa1 h6 39.Qa7 Rh2 40.Kg1 Rh3 41.Qb6 Rg3 42.Kf1 Rg2+–) 
        38...Rh2 39.Kg1 
           (39.Kg1 Rg2 40.Qg2 fg2 41.Rc6+–) 

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