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Literatur_Sokolski_Opening - compiled by Peter Markus Steiner (in German)



of Iran / United States / France

    (All annotations below by Fritz)
    (Games' source: Marek's 1.b4 database)
    (1) Shirazi,Kamran (2410) – Christiansen,Larry Mark (2560)
    Los Angeles, 1985
    1.b4 d5 2.Bb2 Bg4 3.Nf3 Bf3 4.ef3 e6 5.f4 
       (5.Qe2 Qd7= (5...Bb4 6.Bg7 Nf6 7.Bh8+–)) 
    5...Nf6 Black fights for the Initiative 
       (5...Bb4?? 6.Bg7 Be7 7.Bh8+–) 
       (6.Qe2 Bd6+= (6...Bb4? 7.Qb5 Nbd7 8.Qb4+–)) 
       (6...Qd6 7.Be5 Qb4 8.Nc3+=) 
    7...hg5-/+ 8.fg5 Ne4 9.g6 
       (9.Qe2 Ng5 10.a3-/+) 
       (9...Qh4!? 10.gf7 Kd7-/+) 
       (10.Qe2 Qe7 11.d3 Nf6+= (worse is 11...Qb4 12.c3 Qa4 13.de4 Qe4 14.Qe4 fe4 
    10...Nf6 11.Qe2 Bb4 12.c3 Bd6 13.Qe6 Qe7 14.Qe7 Ke7 15.h3 
       (15.c4 Nbd7+=) 
    15...Nbd7-/+ 16.c4 dc4 
       (16...Rh6 17.Rg1-/+) 
       (17.dc4 Rh6-/+) 
       (17...Ne5 18.Be5 Be5 19.Rb1 cd3 20.Bd3-/+) 
    18.Rc1 b5 
         A) 19.dc4? Ne4 20.Rc2 Rad8–+ (20...Bd2?! 21.Rd2 Nd2 22.Kd2-/+);
         B) 19.a3 Ba5 
            B1) 20.dc4? Ne4 21.Rc2 Nd2–+ (21...Bd2?! 22.Rd2 Nd2 23.Kd2-/+);
            B2) 20.Kd1+=) 
       (19.Rc2 Rh6-/+) 
       (19...c3 20.Bc3 Ba3 21.Bf6 Kf6 22.Rc7 Rhe8 23.Kd1-/+) 
       (20.Rc2 Rh6+=) 
    20...Bc3-/+ 21.Rc3 Nd5 22.Rc1 
       (22.Rc2 c3 23.Nb1 c6-/+) 
    22...c3 23.Nb1 Ne5 24.Nc3 Nf4 25.Kd2 
       (25.Nb5 Ned3 26.Bd3 Nd3 27.Ke2 Nc1 28.Rc1 Rh3–+) 
       (worse is 25...Nfg6 26.Nb5 c6 27.Nd4+=; 
       25...Neg6 26.Nb5 Rhc8 27.Rc6=) 
       (26.Na2 Nfg6 27.Nb4 Rac8-/+) 
       (26...Rh4 27.d4 Neg6 28.d5–+) 
    27.Ne2 Ne2 28.Be2 
       (28.Ke2 Rac8–+) 
       (28...Rae8 29.Kd2 Kd6 30.Rhg1–+) 
    29.Rc5-/+ Kf6 30.Kd2 Rh4 31.Rhc1 Ne5 
       (31...Ne7 32.Bf3 Ke6 33.Re1 Kf7 34.Rec1-/+) 
    32.Rb5 Nc4! 33.Rc4 
       (33.dc4 cb5) 
    33...Rc4 34.Rf5 Kf5 35.dc4 Rb8 
       (35...Ke4 36.Kc3–+) 
       (36.Bg4 Ke5–+) 
    36...c5 37.Bf3 Ke5 38.Bd5 
       (38.Bg4 Rb1 39.h4 Rc1 40.Kb3 Rf1–+) 
       (38...Rh8 39.Bg2–+) 
    39.f3 Rh8 40.Kb3 Rh3 41.Ka4 Kd4 42.Kb5 Rh6 43.a4 
       (43.Ka4 Ra6 44.Kb3 Ke3–+) 
    43...Rb6 44.Ka5 g5 
       (44...g5 45.Bf7 Rb3–+) 
    (2) Sharif,Mershad – Shirazi,Kamran
    IRI–ch Iran, 1974
    1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.b4 Bg7 4.Bb2 0–0 (= 1.b4 Nf6 2.Bb2 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 
    4.c4 0–0) 5.e3 d6 6.Be2 e5 7.d3 Nfd7N 
       (7...c6 8.0–0 h6 (8...Na6 9.Qd2 Nc7 10.Qc2 Qe7 11.Nbd2 h6 12.c5 Nd7 
       13.cd6 Qd6 14.Nc4 Qe7 15.a4 Nd5 16.b5 c5 17.a5 b6 18.ab6 N5b6 19.Be5 
       Nc4 20.Bg7 Ne3 21.Bf8 Nf8 22.fe3 Qe3 23.Kh1 b4_player–opponent/ 2007/1–0) 9.d4 e4 10.Nfd2 d5 11.Nc3 Na6 12.b5 Nc7 
       13.bc6 bc6 14.Ba3 Re8 15.Rb1 Ba6 16.Qc2 Qd7 17.Na4 Ne6 18.Rfe1 Red8 
       19.cd5 cd5 20.Ba6 Ng4 21.Bb5 Qc7 22.Qc7 b4_player–opponent/ 2007/1–0; 
       7...Ne8 8.Nc3 (8.Qc2 f5 9.Nc3 a5 10.a3 ab4 11.ab4 Ra1 12.Ba1 g5 
       13.Nd2 g4 14.h3 Qh4 15.g3 Qh6 16.h4 f4 17.Nd5 Be6 18.ef4 Bd5 19.cd5 
       ef4 20.Bg7 Qg7 21.0–0 fg3 22.fg3 Qd4 Martin Hernandez,R 
       (2125)–Sanchez Saez,F (2225)/Mislata ESP, Open 2011/½–½) 
       8...f5 9.0–0 Be6 10.b5 Nd7 11.Nd2 Nef6 12.Bf3 Rb8 13.Nb3 g5 14.Na5 e4 
       15.de4 Ne4 16.Qc2 Nec5 17.Rfd1 Ne5 18.Bd5 c6 19.Be6 Ne6 20.Nb3 Nc4 
       21.bc6 bc6 22.Rac1 Gelashvili,T (2610)–Dembo,Y (2430)/Acropolis 
       Open, Athens GRE 2008/½–½ (43; 
       7...Na6 8.a3 Re8 9.Nbd2 Nd7 10.Qc2 c5 11.Bc3 Nc7 12.0–0 7...Na6) 
    8.Qc2 f5 9.0–0 a5 10.b5 c5 11.bc6 Nc6 12.Nc3 g5 13.Rfd1 g4 14.Nd2 Nc5 
    Black intends a4 15.Nd5 Be6 16.Rac1 Rf7 17.Nb3 a4 18.Nc5 dc5 19.Ba3 
    Bf8 20.Rb1 f4 21.Nc3 fe3 22.fe3 Qg5 23.Qd2 Bh6 24.Bc5 Nd4 25.ed4 Qd2 
    26.Rd2 Bd2 27.d5 Bf5 28.Ne4 Be4 29.de4 h5 30.Rd1 Rc8 31.Bb6 Bb4 32.d6 
       (better is 32.h3=) 
    32...Rd7-/+ 33.Bc7 Bc5 
       (33...Rdc7?! 34.dc7 Bc5 35.Kh1 Rc7 36.Rd5+=) 
    34.Kh1 Rf8 
       (34...Rdc7?! 35.dc7 Rc7 36.Rd5+=) 
    35.a3 Rf2 
       (35...Ba3?! 36.c5 Rc8 37.Bb5 Rcc7 38.Ra1-/+) 
       (36.Bd3 Kf7–+ (36...Ba3?! 37.c5 Rb2 38.Bc4 Kf8 39.Rf1 Ke8 40.Bb6-/+)) 
       (better is 36...Rdf7 37.h3 g3–+ (37...Ba3?! 38.Bb6 Bd6 39.Bf2 Rf2 40.hg4–+)
    37.g3 Kf6 38.Rc2 Kg5 
       (worse is 38...Ba3 39.Bg4 Rc2 40.Bd7 Rc4 41.Bf5–+) 
    39.Rd2 b6 40.Ra2? 
       (40.Bb8 Be3 41.Rc2–+) 
       (40...Bd6?! 41.Bb6 Re2 42.Re2 Ba3 43.Ra2+=) 
    41.gh4 Kh4 42.Rd2 
       (42.Bg4 Rf1 (42...Ra2?! 43.Bd7 Ra3 44.Be6+=; worse is 42...Kg4 43.Rf2 Bf2 
       44.Kg2–+) 43.Kg2 Rg1 44.Kf3 Rg4–+) 
       (42...Ba3?! 43.Bb6 Re2 44.Re2 Rd6 45.Bf2 Kg5 46.c5+=) 
    43.hg3 Kh3 
       (43...Kh3 44.Bg4 Kg4 45.Rf2 Bf2–+) 
    (3) Shirazi,Kamran (2385) – Spraggett,K (2580)
    22nd Open, Cappelle la Grande FRA, 2006
    1.e4 c5 2.b4 b6 (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 b6) 3.bc5 bc5 4.Bc4 e6 5.Nc3 Nc6 
    6.Nf3 Nge7N 7.0–0 
       (7.Ba3 Qa5+= 8.Rb1 Ng6 9.Bc1 Ba6 10.Ba6 Qa6 11.d3 Be7 12.0–0 0–0; 
         A) 7...d5 8.ed5 ed5 (8...Nd5 9.Bb2 Nf4 10.0–0 Bb7 11.Re1 Rb8 
          12.Ne4 Ba8) 9.Bb5 a6 10.Ba4 f6 11.0–0 Kf7 12.Re1 Kg8;
         B) 7...f5 8.d3 (8.Bb5 Qa5 9.0–0 Rb8 10.Rb3 g6 11.Bc6 Rb3 12.Bd7 
          Bd7; 8.0–0 fe4 9.Ng5 d5 10.Bb5 Qc7 11.Re1 h6 12.Nh3 a6) 8...g6 (
          8...d5 9.ed5 Nd5 10.Nd5 ed5 11.Bb5 Qe7 12.Be3 Bb7) 9.0–0 Bg7 
          10.Qe1 fe4 11.de4 0–0 12.Bg5 h6;
         C) 7...Ng6 
            C1) 8.h3 Be7 (8...Nge5 9.Ne5 Ne5 10.Bb5 Rb8 11.Ba3 Bd6 12.Qh5 
             0–0; 8...Nce5 9.Be2 Nf3 10.Bf3 Ba6 11.d3 Rb8 12.Rb8 Qb8) 9.0–0 
             0–0 10.d3 Bf6 11.Bd2 Nge5 12.Ne5 Be5;
            C2) 8.0–0 Be7 9.Re1 Nge5 10.d3 Nc4 11.dc4 0–0 12.Bf4 d6;
            C3) 8.g3 Be7 (8...Nge5 9.Ne5 Ne5 10.Be2 Be7 11.0–0 0–0 12.d4 
             cd4; 8...Nce5 9.Ne5 Ne5 10.Be2 Be7 11.0–0 0–0 12.d4 cd4; 
             8...Bd6 9.0–0 0–0 10.d3 Na5 11.Bb5 Bb7 12.d4 Qc7; 8...Nd4 9.0–0 
             Be7 10.Bb2 Nf3 11.Qf3 Ne5 12.Qe2 Nc4; 8...f6 9.0–0 Be7 10.d3 
             0–0 11.Kg2 Na5 12.Bb5 Rb8) 9.0–0 0–0 10.d3 Nge5 11.Ne5 Ne5 
             12.Be3 f5;
            C4) 8.a3 Be7 (8...Na5 9.Bb5 Rb8 10.Bb2 Bd6 11.0–0 0–0 12.Qe2 
             Bb7) 9.0–0 0–0 10.d3 Nge5 11.Bf4 d6 12.h3 Bf6;
            C5) 8.d3 Be7 (8...Bd6 9.Bg5 f6 10.Nb5 Bb8 11.Bd2 d5 12.Bb3 de4 
            ) 9.0–0 0–0 10.Be3 Nge5 11.Ne5 Ne5 12.Bb3 Qa5) 
         A) 8.d3 Ng6 9.Bd2 Nge5 10.Ne5 Ne5 11.Bb5 a6 12.Ba4 Qc7;
         B) 8.a4 Ng6 (8...Bb7 9.Rb1 Ng6 10.Ba3 Be7 11.Rb5 Nge5 12.Ne5 Ne5 
         ; 8...Na5 9.Be2 Nec6 10.d3 Be7 11.Bf4 d6 12.Rb1 Rb1) 9.Ba3 Bb7 
          10.Rb1 Nge5 11.Ne5 Ne5 12.Be2 Nc6;
         C) 8.d4 Nd4 (8...Rb4 9.Nb5 Ng6 10.Be2 a6 11.Nc3 Nd4 12.Nd4 Rd4) 
          9.Nd4 cd4 10.Nb5 Nc6 11.Nd4 Ne5 12.Be2 Qc7;
         D) 8.h3 Ng6 (8...Nd4 9.d3 Nec6 10.Bf4 d6 11.Nd4 cd4 12.Ne2 e5; 
          8...Qa5 9.a4 Nd4 10.Nd4 cd4 11.Nb5 Nc6 12.d3 a6) 9.d3 Qf6 10.Bd2 
          Nd4 11.Nd4 cd4 12.Nb5 Bc5;
         E) 8.Bb5= Qa5 (8...Nd4 9.Rb1 Nec6 10.d3 Bd6 11.Bc6 Rb1 12.Nb1 Nc6 
         ; 8...g6 9.a4 Bg7 10.Ba3 d6 11.Rb1 0–0 12.Qe2 Bb7) 9.Rb1 Ng6 
          10.Qe2 Be7 11.a4 0–0 12.Bb2 Nd4) 
       (8.Rb1 Be7+= (8...Bd6 9.Ba3 Be7 10.d4 Qa5 11.Rb3 0–0 12.Ne2 f5) 9.d3 
       0–0 10.Be3 Nge5 11.Ne5 Ne5 12.Bb5 Bb7) 
    8...cd4= 9.Nd4 Na5 
       (9...Bb7 10.Rb1 Rb8 11.Be3= (11.Ndb5 Ba6 12.Be3 Bb4) 11...Nge5 
       12.Bb5 a6; 
       9...Nge5 10.Nc6 dc6 11.Qd8 Kd8 12.Be2 Bb4) 
       (10.Bd3 Rb8 11.Be3 Ne5 12.Qe2 Bb4) 
       (10...Bb7 11.Rb1= (11.Qd3 Be7 12.Rb1 0–0) 11...Be7 12.f4 0–0) 
    11.Rb1 0–0 
       (11...Bb7 12.Qd2= (12.f4 0–0) 12...0–0) 
       (12.Qd3 Bb7+=; 
       12.f4 Bb7) 
       (12...Nc6 13.Nc6 dc6 14.Qd8 Rd8 15.f4=; 
       12...Bb7+= 0.62/9) 
    13.Nb3 Nec4 14.Bf4 Na3 15.Nb5 Nb5 16.Bb5 a6 
       (16...f5 17.e5=) 
       (17.Bd7 Bd7 18.Na5 Qa5 19.Qd7 Bf6+=) 
       (17...Nb3 18.Rb3 Qa5 19.e5+=) 
       (18.Bd3 d6+=) 
    18...d6 19.e5 Qc7 20.Qd4 
       (20.ed6 Bd6 (20...Nd6? 21.c5 Rd8 22.Qc1+–) 21.Bd6 Nd6+=) 
    20...Rd8= 21.Qe3 de5 22.Be5 
       (22.Qe5? Bd6 23.Qd6 Nd6–+ (23...Qd6 24.Bd6 Nd6 25.Rfd1+/-)) 
    22...Bd6 23.Bd6 
       (23.f4 a5+=) 
       (worse is 23...Qd6 24.Bf3 Qe7 25.Rfc1+/-) 
    24.Rfd1 Bb7 25.Nc5 Bc6 
       (26.Qe5 Qe7+=) 
       (26...Bg2 27.Ne6 fe6 28.Kg2=) 
       (27.Qe5 a5+=) 
       (27...Nc4 28.Na6 Bd5 29.Nc7+=) 
    28.Re1 e4 29.Nb3 Nf5 30.Qf4 Rd3 31.Qf5 Rad8 32.Qc5 Qf6 
       (32...Qe6 33.Na5 Ba8 34.Nb7 Bb7 35.Rb7=) 
       (33.Qb6 R3d6=) 
       (33...Qg6 34.Qb6 e3 35.f3=) 
       (34.Qh5 Qf4=) 
       (better is 34...e3 35.Re3 Qg6+=) 
       (35.Qh5 Bc6=) 
       (better is 35...Rh3! 36.gh3 Qg6 37.Kh2 e3-/+) 
    36.Re3+= Rd1 
       (36...Re3 37.fe3 (worse is 37.Qe3 Rd3 38.Qa7 Bc6 39.Qb8 Kh7–+) 37...Bc6 
    37.Kh2= f5 38.Qe5 Qf7 39.Rg3 g5 40.Rc1 R1d7 41.Nc5 Re7 42.Qb2 Qg6 43.Qa3 
    f4 44.Rb3 e3 45.f3 
       (45.fe3 fe3 46.Re3 Rd2–+) 
       (45...Ree8 46.Qa6 Rd6 47.Qa4+=) 
       (46.fg4 Qc6 47.Rg1 f3 48.Qa6 Qc7 (48...Qc5?! 49.Qg6 Rg7 50.Qe6 Kh7 
       51.Re3–+) 49.g3 Rd2 (49...Qc5 50.Rd1 Qc7 51.Qg6 Rg7 52.Qe6 Kh7 
       53.Rd8 Qd8 54.Qf5 Rg6 55.Rd3–+) 50.Kh1 Bc6 51.Rb8 Kg7–+) 
    46...Qg5 47.Rd3 
       (47.Kg1 Qh4 48.Rd3 Qf2 49.Kh1 Rde8–+) 
       (47...Qh4 48.Kg1 Qf2 49.Kh1 Rde8–+) 
       (better is 48.Kg1 Qh4 49.Ne4 (49.Na6 e2 50.Qe7 Re7 51.Rd8 Kf7 52.Rdd1 ed1R 
       53.Rd1 Re2 54.Rd7 Ke8 55.Re7 Ke7 56.g3 Qg3 57.Kf1 Qe1#) 49...Be4 
       50.fe4 Qf2 51.Kh1–+) 
    48...Qh4–+ 49.Kg1 e2 
       (49...e2 50.Ne4 e1Q 51.Re1 Qe1 52.Kh2 Qh4 53.Kg1 Be4 54.fe4 Re4–+) 
    (4) Shirazi,Kamran (2405) – Spraggett,K (2575)
    XXIV Open, Metz FRA, 2006
    1.e4 c5 2.b4 b6 3.Nf3 e6N (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 e6 3.Nf3 b6) 
       (3...d6 4.d4 cd4 5.Nd4 Nf6 6.Bb5 Nbd7 7.Nc3 Bb7 8.Nc6 Qc8 9.e5 Bc6 
       10.ef6 Nf6 11.Qe2 g6 12.Bg5 Bg7 13.Bf6 Bf6 14.Nd5 Be5 15.f4 0–0 16.Bc6 
       Ba1 17.Ne7 Kh8 18.Nc8 cjack (2165)–bvanderweerd (2000)/net– 
       3...Bb7 4.d3 Nf6 (4...e6 5.Bb2 Nf6 6.b5 d5 7.e5 Nfd7 8.Nbd2 Be7 9.Be2 
       0–0 10.c3 f6 11.d4 fe5 12.Ne5 Ne5 13.de5 Nd7 14.Bd3 Qe8 15.Qe2 c4 
       16.Bc2 Nc5 17.0–0 Nd3 18.Bd3 cd3 19.Qd3 Sutr,T–Probat,B/Graz op 1993/
       1–0 (53)) 5.bc5 bc5 6.Nc3 e6 7.Rb1 Be7 8.Rb7 1–0 mtr–stwrom/
       internet 2009; 
       better is 3...cb4!? 4.d4 Nf6=) 
    4.bc5+= bc5 5.g3 
       (5.Nc3 Be7+=) 
    5...Bb7 6.d3 Nc6 
       (6...d5 7.Nbd2=) 
    7.Nbd2 Rc8 
       (7...d5 8.Bg2=) 
    8.Bg2+= Nf6 9.0–0 Be7 10.Rb1 Ba8 11.Nc4 
       (11.e5 Nd5 12.Ne4 f5 13.ef6 Nf6=) 
    11...d5= 12.ed5 Nd5 13.Bd2 
       (13.Bb2 0–0=) 
    13...0–0 14.Re1 Nb6 15.Ne3 
       (15.Nb2 Nd4 16.c3 Nf3 17.Bf3 Bf6=) 
    15...Re8 16.h4 
       (16.Bc3 Nd4=) 
       (16...Nd4 17.Ba5+=) 
       (17.Bc3 Nd4=) 
    17...Nc4+= 18.dc4 Bf6 19.Ng5 Bg5 20.Bg5 Qc7 
       (20...Qa5 21.Rb5 Qa3 22.Qd3 Qa2 23.Rc5=) 
    21.c3 h6 22.Bf4 e5 23.Bd5 Kh8 24.Qh5 Rf8 25.Be3 e4 26.Rb5 
       (26.Be6 Ne5 27.Bc8 Nf3 28.Kf1 
         A) 28...Ne1? 29.Bf5 (29.Ke1?! Qc8 30.Rb5 Bc6 31.Rc5 Qb7=) 
            A1) 30.Re1?! Rf5 (worse is 30...Qf5 31.Qf5 Rf5 32.g4+/-) 31.Qg4 Bc6=;
            A2) 30.g4+–;
         B) 28...Qc8 29.Bh6 gh6 30.Qh6 Kg8+=) 
    26...Ne5= 27.Bf4 
       (27.Rc5 Nf3 28.Qf3 ef3 29.Rc7 Rc7=) 
    27...Qe7 28.Be5 Qe5 29.Re4 Qc3 30.Re6 Qc1 31.Kg2 Bd5 32.cd5 Qc4 
       (32...Qd2 33.Rd6=) 
    33.Rh6 gh6 34.Qh6 Kg8 35.Qe6 Kh8 ½–½
    (5) Shirazi,Kamran (2420) – Lonnoy,R (1980)
    4th Open Proville FRA, 2007
    1.e4 c5 2.b4 cb4 3.a3 b3 (= 1. b4 c5 2.e4 cb4 3.a3 b3) 4.c4 
       (4.cb3 d5 (4...d6 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bc4 e6 7.0–0 Nf6 8.d4 d5 9.e5 dc4 
       10.ef6 Qf6 11.Bg5 Qf5 12.Nc3 Be7 13.Be7 Ne7 14.bc4 0–0 15.Rb1 b6 
       16.Rb5 Qf4 17.Ne2 Qc7 18.Qd3 Bb7 19.Rh5 Pomaro,S (1880)–Novikovas,A 
       (1900)/Open Panevezys LTU 2008/0–1 (42)) 5.ed5 Nf6 6.Bb5 Bd7 7.Bc4 
       g6 8.Bb2 Bg7 9.Nc3 0–0 10.a4 Bg4 11.f3 Bc8 12.Nge2 b6 13.b4 Bb7 14.Qb3 
       a5 15.b5 Nbd7 16.d4 Rc8 17.Ba3 Ne8 18.0–0 Nd6 Kravtsiv,M 
       (2445)–Kuzubov,Y (2555)/75th ch–UKR m 2006/0–1 (33)) 
       (4...Qb6 5.Bb2 Nf6 (5...Nc6 6.d4 e5 7.de5 Bc5 8.Qd2 Nd4 9.Bd3; 
       5...d6 6.d4 Nf6 7.Qd3 Nc6 8.Nf3 Bg4 9.Nbd2) 6.e5 Ne4 7.Qe2 Nc5 8.Nc3 
       Qa5 9.Nf3) 
         A) 5...Nf6 6.Nc3 (6.Qg3 Nc6 7.d3 Bc5 8.Nf3 d6 9.Be2) 6...Bc5 
          7.Be2 Nc6 8.Nf3 0–0 9.0–0;
         B) 5...Nc6 6.Nf3 (6.Nc3 Nd4 7.Qd1 Bc5 8.Nf3 d6 9.Be2; 6.Qg3 Nf6 
          7.d3 Bc5 8.Nf3 d6 9.Be2) 6...Nf6 7.Nc3 Bc5 8.Be2 d6 9.d3;
         C) 5...Bc5 6.Qg3 Qf6 7.Bb2 Nc6 8.Nc3 Nge7 9.Nf3) 
       (5...Qh4 6.Qe2 d6 7.Nf3 Qf4 8.d4 Bg4 9.Nbd2) 
       (6.Qb3 Bc5 7.Qg3 Nf6 8.Be5 Nh5 9.Qh3) 
       (6...Qa5 7.Bd3 (7.Qb3 Nf6 8.Qb5 Qc7 9.Nc3) 7...Bc5 8.Nc3 (8.Qb3 
       Nf6 9.Nc3) 8...Nge7 (8...Nf6 9.Qb3) 9.Qb3 a6 10.Nd5 d6 11.Ne3 0–0 
       12.0–0 Rb8 13.Rad1 b5 14.cb5 ab5 15.Be2 Qb6 16.d4 Nd4 17.Nd4 ed4 
       18.Nd5 Nd5 19.ed5 Bf5 20.Qf3 Bg6 21.Bd3 Capron,D (2135)–Milanovic,D 
       (2075)/3rd Open St Chely d'Aubrac FRA 2003/0–1 (31; 
       6...Nf6 7.Bd3+= (worse is 7.Be5 Ne5 8.Ne5 Qe7-/+ 9.d4; 7.Qb3 Bc5 8.Ne5 Ne5 
       9.Be5) 7...Qb6 8.Nc3 d6 9.Nd5) 
       (7.Ne5 Nd4 8.Nf7 Qe7 (8...Qf6 9.Qh5) 9.Bd4 Bd4 10.Nh8 Qe4 11.Qe2 
       Qe2 12.Be2 Ba1+=) 
    7...d6+= 8.Nc3 
       (8.Be2 Nf6 9.Nc3) 
    8...Nf6 9.Bd3 
       (9.Be2 0–0=) 
       (9...Na5 10.Qc2+=) 
       (10.Na4 b6=) 
       (10...Be6 11.Na4+= (11.Qb7?? Na5 12.Qa8 Qa8–+)) 
    11.Nd5 0–0 12.g4 
       (12.0–0 Nf6=) 
    12...Nf6+= 13.Ne3 
       (13.Qc2 Be6+=) 
    13...Be6 14.Qc2 
       (14.Qb7?? Na5 15.Qa8 Qa8–+) 
    14...Rc8 15.Bc3 
       (15.Be2 Be3 16.fe3 Na5-/+) 
       (15...b5 16.g5 Be3 17.cb5–+) 
       (16.de3 Na5-/+) 
    16...Na5 17.Rb1 Bc4 
       (17...Nc4 18.Rb7 Na3 19.Qc1–+) 
    18.g5 Nd7 
       (18...Ne8 19.Bc4 Nc4 20.Rb7 Na3 21.Qa4-/+) 
    19.Ba5+= Qa5 
       (19...Bd3 20.Qd3 Qa5 21.Qd6-/+) 
    20.Bc4 d5?? 
       (better is 20...b5 21.Bf7 Kf7+=) 
    21.ed5+– b5 22.Qf5 Rc4 23.Qd7 Qa3 
       (23...e4 24.Ne5 Rc2 25.Rd1+–) 
       (24.Ne5 Rc1 25.Ke2+–) 
    (6) Shirazi,Kamran (2440) – Riff,Vincent (2290)
    FRA–ch Accession, 2008
    1.e4 c5 2.b4 cb4 (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4) 3.a3 b3 4.cb3 e6 
       (4...d5 5.ed5 Nf6 6.Bb5 Bd7 7.Bc4 g6 8.Bb2 Bg7 9.Nc3 0–0 10.a4 Bg4 
       11.f3 Bc8 12.Nge2 b6 13.b4 Bb7 14.Qb3 a5 15.b5 Nbd7 16.d4 Rc8 17.Ba3 
       Ne8 18.0–0 Nd6 19.Bd3 Kravtsiv,M (2445)–Kuzubov,Y (2555)/75th ch–UKR 
       m, Poltava UKR (2.4) 2006/0–1 (; 
       4...d6 5.d4 Nf6 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.Be3 g6 8.f4 Bg7 9.Nf3 0–0 10.0–0 Ng4 
       11.Bd2 Nd4 12.Nc3 Nf3 13.Qf3 Qb6 14.Kh1 Qb3 15.Rab1 Qe6 16.f5 gf5 
       17.ef5 Nh2 18.Kh2 Be5 19.g3 aaaakuku (1760)–masterpeter (1730)/
       kurnik 2013/1–0 (37)) 
       (5.Nc3 d6 6.Nf3 a6 7.d4 Nf6 8.Bd3 Qc7 9.Bb2 Nc6 10.0–0 b5 11.b4 Bb7 
       12.Re1 Be7 13.Rc1 0–0 14.e5 Nd5 15.ed6 Bd6 16.Ne4 Bf4 17.Rc2 Qd8 
       18.Nc5 Qc8 19.g3 Bd6 hhzk878–gmgodinho (1615)/kurnik 2012/0–1 (44) 
       5.Bb2 Nc6 6.d4 d5 7.e5 Bd7 8.Bd3 Qb6 9.Nf3 Rc8 10.0–0 Nh6 11.h3 Be7 
       12.Re1 Nf5 13.Bf1 0–0 14.g4 Nh4 15.Nh4 Bh4 16.Bd3 h6 17.Kg2 Kh8 18.Be2 
       Ne7 19.Nd2 Ng6 dentisti (1890)–tomek94356 (1985)/kurnik 2012/0–1 (46)
       5.d4 d6 6.Bd3 Nd7 7.Ne2 Ngf6 8.0–0 Be7 9.f4 e5 10.fe5 de5 11.d5 h5 
       12.Kh1 Qb6 13.b4 Ng4 14.Qe1 Ndf6 15.Ng3 h4 16.Nf5 Bf5 17.Rf5 g6 18.Rf3 
       Nh5 19.h3 Ng3 steffanovo (1790)–darek5604 (1900)/kurnik 2012/1–0 (74)
    5...d5 6.ed5 ed5 7.Bb5 Nc6 8.0–0 Bd6 9.Bb2 Nf6 10.Re1 Be6 11.Nd4 0–0 
    12.Bc6 bc6 13.Nc6 Qb6 14.Bf6 gf6 15.Nb4 a5 16.Nc2 d4 17.d3 Qb3 18.Nd4 Qd1 
    19.Rd1 Bg4 
       (19...Be5 20.Ne6 fe6 21.Ra2=) 
    20.Nf3+= Bf3 21.gf3 Rad8 22.Ra2 Kh8 23.Nc3 Rg8 24.Kh1 Rg5 25.Ne4 Rf5 26.d4 
    Rf3 Attacking the isolated pawn on a3 27.Nd6 Rd6 28.d5 Rf5 29.Rad2 
    Rf3 30.a4 Rf4 ½–½
    (7) Shirazi,Kamran (2420) – Oleksienko,M (2540)
    23rd Open, Cappelle la Grande FRA, 2007
    1.e4 c5 2.b4 cb4 (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4) 3.a3 ba3 4.d4 d6 5.Nd2N g6 
         A) 6.Ra2 
            A1) 6...Nc6 7.Ngf3 (7.c3 Nf6 8.Ngf3 e6 9.Bd3 Be7 10.0–0 0–0 
             11.Re1) 7...Nf6 8.c3 e6 9.Bd3 Be7 10.0–0 0–0 11.Re1;
            A2) 6...Bd7 7.Bd3 (7.Ngf3 Nf6 8.Bd3 Nc6 9.Ba3 b5 10.Bb5 Qb6 
             11.Rb2) 7...Nc6 8.c3 Nf6 9.Ngf3 g6 10.0–0 Bh6 11.d5;
            A3) 6...Nf6 7.Ngf3 (7.Bc4 Nc6 8.Ngf3 d5 9.ed5 Nd5 10.Bb2 Ndb4 
             11.Ra1) 7...Nc6 8.c3 e6 9.Bd3 Be7 10.0–0 0–0 11.Re1;
         B) 6.Bb2 
            B1) 6...Nf6 7.Ra2 (7.Ngf3 Nc6 8.Ra2 d5 9.ed5 Nb4 10.Ra3 Nbd5 
             11.c4) 7...Nc6 8.Ngf3 d5 9.ed5 Nd5 10.Bb5 Bf5 11.Ne5;
            B2) 6...Nc6 7.Ra2 (7.Ngf3 f5 8.Ra2 Nf6 9.d5 Nb4 10.Ra4 a5 
             11.c3) 7...Bd7 8.Ngf3 Nf6 9.Bc3 a5 10.Bc4 Nb4 11.Bb4;
            B3) 6...Bd7 7.Ngf3 (7.Ra2 Nf6 8.Ngf3 Nc6 9.Bc3 a5 10.Bc4 Nb4 
             11.Bb4) 7...Nf6 8.Ra2 Nc6 9.c3 g6 10.Bd3 Bh6 11.0–0;
         C) 6.Bc4 
            C1) 6...Nf6 7.Ngf3 (7.Ra2 Bd7 8.Ngf3 b5 9.Bd3 Qb6 10.c3 Nc6 
             11.0–0) 7...Nc6 8.Ra2 d5 9.ed5 Nd5 10.Bb2 Ndb4 11.Ra1;
            C2) 6...Na6 7.Qh5 (7.Ngf3 Nf6 8.Ra2 d5 9.ed5 Nb4 10.Ra3 Nbd5 
             11.Bb5) 7...d5 8.Bb5 Bd7 9.Qd5 Nb4 10.Qb7 Nc2 11.Kd1;
            C3) 6...Nc6 7.Ngf3 (7.Ra2 Nd4 8.Ngf3 Nc6 9.0–0 Nf6 10.Bb2 a5 
             11.Re1) 7...Nf6 8.Ra2 d5 9.ed5 Nd5 10.Bb2 Ndb4 11.Ra1;
         D) 6.Ngf3 
            D1) 6...a5 7.Ra2 (7.c3 Nf6 8.Ra2 Nc6 9.Bd3 e6 10.0–0 Be7 
             11.Nc4) 7...Nf6 8.Bd3 Nc6 9.c3 e6 10.0–0 Be7 11.Nc4;
            D2) 6...Nc6 7.Ra2 (7.c3 g5 8.h3 Nf6 9.Ra2 Bg7 10.Qb3 h6 11.d5)
              7...Nf6 8.c3 e6 9.Bd3 Be7 10.0–0 0–0 11.Re1;
            D3) 6...Nf6 7.Bc4 (7.Ra2 Nc6 8.c3 e6 9.Bd3 Be7 10.0–0 0–0 
             11.Re1) 7...Nc6 8.Ra2 d5 9.ed5 Nd5 10.Bb2 Ndb4 11.Ra1; 
         A) 6.Ngf3 
            A1) 6...Bg4 7.Ba3 (7.Ra3 Nc6 8.d5 Nb4 9.c3 Na6 10.Ba6 ba6 
             11.0–0) 7...Nc6 8.d5 Nd4 9.Bd3 Nf3 10.Nf3 Qa5 11.Qd2;
            A2) 6...Nc6 7.Ba3 (7.d5 Ne5 8.Ne5 de5 9.Ba3 e6 10.c4 Bd7 
             11.Qf3) 7...e6 8.Bd3 Be7 9.0–0 0–0 10.Qe2 a5 11.Bb5;
            A3) 6...g6 7.Be2 (7.Bc4 Bg7 8.0–0 0–0 9.Ba3 Nc6 10.Bb2 d5 
             11.ed5) 7...Bh6 8.Ba3 Qc7 9.0–0 0–0 10.Rb1 Nc6 11.d5;
         B) 6.Ra3 
            B1) 6...e6 7.Bd3 (7.c4 Nc6 8.Ngf3 d5 9.Re3 Ne4 10.Ne4 de4 
             11.Re4) 7...d5 8.e5 Ba3 9.Ba3 Ne4 10.Be4 Qa5 11.Bd6;
            B2) 6...a5 7.Ngf3 (7.Be2 Nc6 8.Ngf3 e6 9.Rc3 Be7 10.0–0 0–0 
             11.Bb2) 7...Nc6 8.d5 Nb4 9.Be2 Bd7 10.0–0 b5 11.Nd4;
            B3) 6...Nc6 7.Ngf3 (7.d5 Nb4 8.Ngf3 Bd7 9.c3 Na6 10.Ba6 ba6 
             11.0–0) 7...e6 8.Rb3 a5 9.Bd3 a4 10.Rb5 a3 11.0–0;
         C) 6.Ne2 
            C1) 6...Bd7 7.Ra3 (7.Ba3 Nc6 8.Bb2 a5 9.d5 Ne5 10.f4 Ng6 11.g3 
            ) 7...Nc6 8.d5 Ne5 9.f4 Ng6 10.Bb2 a5 11.g3;
            C2) 6...e6 7.Ba3 (7.f3 Nc6 8.Kf2 Be7 9.Ba3 0–0 10.Nb3 d5 
             11.Be7) 7...Nc6 8.g3 h5 9.Bg2 h4 10.0–0 hg3 11.hg3;
            C3) 6...Nc6 7.Ba3 (7.Ra3 e6 8.Rc3 Bd7 9.Bb2 Be7 10.g3 0–0 
             11.Bg2) 7...Bd7 8.Bb2 a5 9.d5 Ne5 10.f4 Ng6 11.g3;
         D) 6.Ba3 
            D1) 6...d5 7.e5 (7.ed5 Nd5 8.Ngf3 Nc3 9.Qc1 Nc6 10.Qb2 Na4 
             11.Qb3) 7...Ne4 8.Ne4 de4 9.d5 e6 10.Bf8 Rf8 11.d6;
            D2) 6...g6 7.Bd3 (7.Ngf3 Bg7 8.Bd3 0–0 9.0–0 Nh5 10.e5 de5 
             11.Ne5) 7...Bg7 8.Ngf3 0–0 9.0–0 Nh5 10.Rb1 Nf4 11.Nc4;
            D3) 6...Nc6 7.d5 (7.Ngf3 Bg4 8.d5 Nd4 9.Bd3 Nf3 10.Nf3 Qa5 
             11.Qd2) 7...Ne5 8.Ngf3 Nf3 9.Qf3 Bd7 10.Rb1 Rb8 11.Bd3; 
         A) 6.d5 
            A1) 6...Na5 7.Ngf3 (7.Ba3 Bd7 8.Ngf3 Nf6 9.Bd3 g6 10.Bb4 b6 
             11.Nd4) 7...g6 8.Ra3 Bd7 9.e5 Qb6 10.ed6 ed6 11.Ne4;
            A2) 6...Nb8 7.Ngf3 (7.Ba3 Nf6 8.Ngf3 Nbd7 9.Bc4 g6 10.0–0 Bg7 
             11.Qe2) 7...Nf6 8.Ba3 Nbd7 9.Bd3 g6 10.0–0 Bg7 11.h3;
            A3) 6...Ne5 7.Ngf3 (7.Ra3 Nf6 8.Ngf3 Bd7 9.Be2 Nf3 10.Rf3 g6 
             11.Bb2) 7...Nf6 8.Ne5 de5 9.Ba3 Bd7 10.Bb2 Qc7 11.Be2;
         B) 6.Ngf3 
            B1) 6...e6 7.Ba3 (7.Bd3 Nf6 8.Ba3 Be7 9.0–0 0–0 10.Qe2 a5 
             11.Bb5) 7...Nf6 8.Bd3 Be7 9.0–0 0–0 10.Qe2 a5 11.Bb5;
            B2) 6...Bd7 7.Ba3 (7.Ra3 Nf6 8.Bc4 Na5 9.Ba2 b5 10.Ng5 e6 
             11.0–0) 7...Nf6 8.Bd3 a5 9.c3 Qc7 10.0–0 e6 11.Rb1;
            B3) 6...Nf6 7.Ba3 (7.d5 Ne5 8.Ba3 e6 9.Ne5 de5 10.c4 Be7 
             11.Be2) 7...Bg4 8.d5 Nd4 9.Bd3 Nf3 10.Nf3 Qa5 11.Qd2; 
         A) 6.Ngf3 
            A1) 6...Nc6 7.Ba3 (7.d5 Ne5 8.Ba3 Nf6 9.Ne5 de5 10.Bb2 Qc7 
             11.Be2) 7...Nf6 8.Bd3 g6 9.d5 Na5 10.Bb4 b6 11.Nd4;
            A2) 6...a5 7.Be2 (7.Ba3 Nf6 8.e5 de5 9.de5 Nd5 10.Ne4 Bc6 
             11.Bd3) 7...Nf6 8.Ba3 Nc6 9.0–0 a4 10.Bb2 h5 11.c3;
            A3) 6...Nf6 7.Ba3 (7.Bd3 b5 8.Ba3 Qb6 9.e5 de5 10.Bc5 Qc6 
             11.Ne5) 7...Nc6 8.Bd3 g6 9.0–0 Bg7 10.d5 Na5 11.Qb1;
         B) 6.Ra3 
            B1) 6...b5 7.Ngf3 (7.Rb3 a6 8.Ngf3 Nc6 9.c4 Na5 10.Rb2 Rb8 
             11.e5) 7...Nf6 8.e5 Nd5 9.Rb3 b4 10.Bc4 Nc3 11.Ng5;
            B2) 6...Nc6 7.Ngf3 (7.Bb2 Nf6 8.Ngf3 e6 9.Rb3 Na5 10.Rc3 b5 
             11.Be2) 7...Nf6 8.Bc4 Nb4 9.0–0 b5 10.Be2 Qb6 11.e5;
            B3) 6...Nf6 7.Ngf3 (7.Bd3 g5 8.h3 Nc6 9.Ngf3 Nb4 10.0–0 Bh6 
             11.Be2) 7...Nc6 8.Bc4 a6 9.0–0 b5 10.Be2 Qb6 11.Bb2;
         C) 6.Be2 
            C1) 6...a2 7.Ra2 (7.Ngf3 Nf6 8.Ra2 Nc6 9.0–0 e6 10.e5 de5 
             11.de5) 7...Nc6 8.Ngf3 Nf6 9.0–0 Qc7 10.Ba3 a5 11.d5;
            C2) 6...d5 7.ed5 (7.Ra3 Nf6 8.e5 Ne4 9.Ne4 de4 10.d5 e6 11.d6)
              7...Nf6 8.c4 e6 9.de6 Be6 10.Ngf3 Qa5 11.0–0;
            C3) 6...Nf6 7.Ba3 (7.Ra3 e6 8.Rb3 Nc6 9.Ngf3 Qc7 10.0–0 Be7 
             11.Ba3) 7...d5 8.ed5 Nd5 9.Bc4 Bc6 10.Ngf3 b5 11.Bd5;
         D) 6.Ba3 
            D1) 6...Nf6 7.Ngf3 (7.Bd3 g5 8.h3 Nc6 9.Ngf3 g4 10.hg4 Ng4 
             11.0–0) 7...Nc6 8.Bd3 a5 9.c3 a4 10.0–0 g5 11.h3;
            D2) 6...Nc6 7.Ngf3 (7.d5 Ne5 8.Ngf3 Nf6 9.Ne5 de5 10.Bb2 Qc7 
             11.Be2) 7...Nf6 8.Bd3 g6 9.d5 Na5 10.Bb4 b6 11.Nd4;
            D3) 6...Qc7 7.Bd3 (7.Ngf3 g6 8.e5 de5 9.Ne5 Nc6 10.Nd7 Qd7 
             11.Nf3) 7...Nf6 8.Ngf3 e6 9.0–0 Nc6 10.Rb1 h6 11.Qc1; 
         A) 6.Ba3 
            A1) 6...Nc6 7.Ngf3 (7.d5 Ne5 8.Ngf3 Nf3 9.Nf3 a4 10.Qd4 Nf6 
             11.e5) 7...Nf6 8.d5 Ne5 9.Ne5 de5 10.Nf3 a4 11.Bd3;
            A2) 6...g6 7.Ngf3 (7.Bc4 Nc6 8.Ngf3 Bg7 9.Bb2 Qb6 10.Rb1 Nh6 
             11.0–0) 7...Bg7 8.Bb5 Bd7 9.Rb1 Nc6 10.d5 Nb4 11.Bd7;
            A3) 6...Nf6 7.Ngf3 (7.Bd3 Nc6 8.Ngf3 e6 9.0–0 Be7 10.e5 de5 
             11.de5) 7...a4 8.Bc4 Nc6 9.0–0 e6 10.Qe2 Bd7 11.Bb5;
         B) 6.Ra3 
            B1) 6...Nf6 7.Ngf3 (7.Be2 Nc6 8.Ngf3 e6 9.Rc3 d5 10.Re3 a4 
             11.h3) 7...e6 8.Bb5 Bd7 9.Bd3 Nc6 10.0–0 Be7 11.Re1;
            B2) 6...e6 7.Rc3 (7.Ngf3 Nf6 8.Re3 Be7 9.Bc4 Nc6 10.0–0 0–0 
             11.Ba3) 7...Nf6 8.Ngf3 Be7 9.Bd3 Nc6 10.0–0 0–0 11.h3;
            B3) 6...Nc6 7.Ngf3 (7.d5 Nb4 8.Ngf3 Nf6 9.Be2 Qc7 10.Nd4 e5 
             11.de6) 7...Nf6 8.d5 Nb4 9.Be2 Bd7 10.0–0 g6 11.c3;
         C) 6.Bc4 
            C1) 6...Nf6 7.Ba3 (7.Ngf3 a2 8.Ra2 Nc6 9.0–0 e6 10.Ba3 a4 
             11.Bb5) 7...Bd7 8.Ngf3 b5 9.Be2 Qb6 10.Qb1 Na6 11.0–0;
            C2) 6...Nc6 7.Ngf3 (7.Ne2 Nf6 8.0–0 Rb8 9.Ba3 b5 10.Bd3 g6 
             11.c4) 7...Nf6 8.Ba3 Bg4 9.Qb1 Rb8 10.Qb5 Bd7 11.Qb2;
            C3) 6...Bd7 7.Ba3 (7.Ra3 Nf6 8.Rb3 Ra7 9.e5 d5 10.Bd3 Ng4 
             11.h3) 7...Nf6 8.Ngf3 b5 9.Bd3 Qb6 10.e5 de5 11.Bc5;
         D) 6.Ngf3 
            D1) 6...Nf6 7.Ba3 (7.Ra3 e6 8.Rc3 Be7 9.Ba3 Nc6 10.Bd3 0–0 
             11.0–0) 7...a4 8.Bd3 Nc6 9.0–0 Qb6 10.Nc4 Qc7 11.d5;
            D2) 6...a4 7.Ba3 (7.Bc4 Nc6 8.0–0 Nf6 9.Ba3 Bd7 10.Re1 e6 
             11.c3) 7...Nf6 8.Bd3 g6 9.0–0 Bg7 10.c4 0–0 11.Qc2;
            D3) 6...a2 7.Ra2 (7.c3 Nf6 8.Ra2 Nc6 9.Bd3 e6 10.0–0 Be7 
             11.Nc4) 7...Nf6 8.Bd3 Nc6 9.c3 e6 10.0–0 Be7 11.Nc4) 
         A) 6...Nf6 7.Ngf3 (7.Bd3 Nc6 8.Ngf3 Bg7 9.0–0 0–0 10.Bb2 Bd7 
          11.Rb3) 7...Bg7 8.Bc4 Nc6 9.0–0 0–0 10.Bb2 Ne4 11.Ne4;
         B) 6...Nc6 7.Ngf3 (7.Bb5 Bd7 8.Ngf3 Bg7 9.d5 Nb4 10.Bd7 Qd7 
          11.0–0) 7...Nf6 8.d5 Nb4 9.Bb2 Bh6 10.Bc3 Na6 11.Ba6;
         C) 6...Bg7 7.Ngf3 (7.Bc4 Bd4 8.Ngf3 Bc5 9.Ng5 Ba3 10.Nf7 Qa5 
          11.Nh8) 7...Nf6 8.Bb2 0–0 9.Bc4 Ne4 10.Ne4 d5 11.Bd3; 
         A) 6...Nc6 7.d5 (7.Ngf3 Bg7 8.Bb2 Bd7 9.Bc4 Nf6 10.0–0 0–0 11.h3)
           7...Ne5 8.Ngf3 Bg7 9.Rb1 a6 10.Be2 Nf3 11.Nf3;
         B) 6...Nf6 7.Bd3 (7.Ngf3 Bg7 8.Bb5 Bd7 9.Qe2 Nh5 10.0–0 Nc6 
          11.Qe3) 7...Bg7 8.Ngf3 0–0 9.0–0 Nh5 10.Rb1 Nf4 11.Nc4;
         C) 6...Bg7 7.Ngf3 (7.Bb5 Bd7 8.Bd7 Qd7 9.Ngf3 Nc6 10.c3 Nf6 11.d5 
         ) 7...Nc6 8.Bb2 Bd7 9.Bc3 Nh6 10.Rb1 Qc7 11.Nc4; 
         A) 6...Nc6 7.d5 (7.Ra3 Bd7 8.Ngf3 Bg7 9.0–0 Nf6 10.Qe2 0–0 11.Nc4 
         ) 7...a6 8.Ra3 Rb8 9.Be2 Na5 10.Ngf3 Nf6 11.Bb2;
         B) 6...Nd7 7.Ngf3 (7.Ra3 Ngf6 8.Ngf3 Bh6 9.Bb2 0–0 10.0–0 Nb6 
          11.d5) 7...Ngf6 8.Ra3 Bh6 9.0–0 0–0 10.e5 de5 11.de5;
         C) 6...Bd7 7.Bd7 (7.Qe2 Nc6 8.Ngf3 Bg7 9.Bc6 Bc6 10.0–0 Nf6 
          11.Ra3) 7...Nd7 8.Ngf3 Ngf6 9.0–0 Bg7 10.Ba3 0–0 11.c4) 
       (6...Nf6 7.Ba3 (7.Bd3 Bg7 8.Ba3 Nh5 9.0–0 0–0 10.Rb1 Nf4 11.Nc4) 
       7...Bg7 8.Bb5 Bd7 9.Qe2 Nh5 10.0–0 Nc6 11.Qe3; 
       6...Bh6 7.Ba3 (7.Bd3 Nc6 8.Ba3 Bg7 9.c3 Nf6 10.0–0 0–0 11.d5) 
       7...Nf6 8.Bd3 0–0 9.0–0 Qc7 10.Qe2 Nc6 11.d5) 
       (7.Ba3 Nf6+= (7...Nc6 8.Bb5 Bd7 9.d5 Nd4 10.Nd4 Bd4 11.Rb1) 8.Be2 
       Nh5 9.0–0 0–0 10.Rb1 Nf4 11.g3; 
       7.Ra3 Nf6 8.Be2 Nc6 9.0–0 e6 10.Rd3 Qc7 11.Rc3) 
    7...Nc6 8.c3 Nf6 9.d5 
       (9.Bd3 Nh5 10.Bc4 0–0 11.Ba3) 
       (9...Na5 10.Ba3 0–0 11.Be2+= –0.67/9 (11.Bb4+=)) 
       (10.Bd3 Qc7+= 11.0–0; 
       10.Bc4 Nbd7 11.Ba3) 
       (10...Nbd7 11.Bc4-/+) 
       (11.Bd3 e6 12.de6 Be6-/+) 
       (11...Na6 12.Be2-/+) 
    12.Bb2 Nc5 13.e5 
       (13.Be2 Qb6 14.Qa1 e5 15.de6 fe6-/+) 
    13...Nfd7 14.Qa1 Ne5 15.Ne5 Be5 
       (15...de5 16.Be5 Be5 17.Qe5-/+) 
    16.Be5 de5 17.Qe5 Qd6 18.Qd6 ed6 19.f3 Bd7 
       (19...Re8 20.Kf2-/+) 
       (20.Nb3 Nb3 21.Rb3 b6-/+) 
    21.Be2+= b5 22.Rb1 Rab8 23.Ra5 
       (23.cb5 Bb5 24.Ne4 Rfd8+=) 
    23...b4 24.Ne4? 
       (better is 24.Nb3 Nb3 25.Rb3-/+) 
    24...Bf5–+ 25.Ke3 
       (25.Rb2 Be4 26.fe4 Rfe8–+) 
    25...Rfe8 26.Bd3 Be4 27.fe4 f5 28.Rb2 
       (28.Kd4 fe4 29.Be2 Rf8–+) 
    28...fe4 29.Be2 b3 
       (29...Kg7 30.Ra1–+) 
       (30.Bd1 Kf7–+) 
    30...e3 31.Rb1 
       (31.Rc5 dc5 32.Kc5 a5–+) 
    31...Re4 32.Kc3 Rf4 33.Bf3 
       (33.Rb2 Rf2 34.g4 Ne4 35.Kd3 Ng3 36.Ra6 Re2 37.Re2 Ne2–+) 
    33...b2! 34.Ra3 
       (34.Rb2 Rb2 Combination) 
    Kg7 0–1
    (8) Shirazi,Kamran (2415) – Nijs,N (2225)
    Open A Le Touquet FRA, 2008
    1.e4 c5 2.b4 cb4 (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4) 3.a3 ba3 4.Na3 d6 5.d4 
       (5.Bb2 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.h3 Bd7 8.d4 Nf6 9.d5 Qa5 10.Nd2 Ne5 11.Nac4 
       Qc7 12.Ne5 battousai (2745)–ruter (2580)/net– 2009) 
       (5...Nf6 6.Bd3 g6 7.Nf3 Bg7 8.0–0 0–0 9.Bf4 Nc6 10.c3 Re8 11.e5 Nd5 
       12.Qd2 Nf4 13.Qf4 de5 14.Qg3 ed4 15.Nb5 e5 16.Ng5 a6 17.Ne4 Bf8 18.Qf3 
       Bf5 19.Ng5 0–1 Sineux,S–Grinenwald,P/7th St Quentin Open 2004; 
       5...Nd7 6.Nf3 e6 7.Bd3 Ngf6 8.0–0 Be7 9.Qe2 0–0 10.Bb2 a6 11.c4 b6 
       12.e5 de5 13.de5 Ne8 14.Qe4 g6 15.Qa8 Nc5 16.Ne1 Qc7 17.Qf3 f6 18.Qe2 
       Bb7 19.Nac2 Nd3 20.Nd3 Fantini,D–Baccarin,N/Ch PanAm 1996/1–0 (60) 
       5...Nf6 6.Bd3+=) 
    6...Nf6+= 7.h5 
       (7.Bb5 Bd7 8.Qf3 Nc6+=) 
    7...Ne4-/+ 8.Bd3 
       (8.hg6 fg6 9.Nb5 e5-/+) 
       (8...Qa5!? 9.Kf1 Bf5 10.Qf3-/+) 
    9.hg6 fg6 10.c4 
       (10.Nb5 Bd7-/+) 
    10...Bg7 11.cd5 
       (11.Nb5 Bf5-/+) 
       (11...Qa5!? 12.Kf1 Qd5 13.Ne2–+) 
       (12.Qa4 Bd7 13.Qb4 Bf5 14.Bf5 gf5 15.Qb7 Qd5 16.Qc8 Kf7-/+) 
    12...0–0 13.Nf4 Bf5 
    14.Bf5= gf5 15.Qb3 Qb6 16.Qd3 
       (16.Nb5!? a6 17.d6 Rf7 18.Ne6+=) 
    16...Ne4= 17.Ne6 
       (17.Nb5 Nd7 18.Ne6 Rf7=) 
       (17...Qa5 18.Kf1 Rf7 19.Nc2=) 
    18.Nc4= Qb4 19.Bd2 Nd2 20.Nd2 Nd7 21.Rh5 Nf8 
       (better is 21...Bh6!? 22.f4 Nb6 23.Rf5 Nd5 24.Rf6 ef6+=) 
       (22.Rf5 Ne6 23.Rf6 Qd4-/+; 
       22.Ng7?! Kg7 23.Rb1 Qd6 24.Rb7 Rc8+/-) 
    22...Qd6 23.Ng7 Kg7 24.Rf5 
       (24.Rb7 Rc8 25.Nf3 Rc1 26.Kd2 Ra1+=) 
    24...Rf5 25.Qf5 Ng6 
       (25...b6 26.Ne4 Qg6 27.Qe5 Kg8 28.Rb3+/-) 
       (26.Rb7 Qa6 27.Rb1 Rf8+/-) 
       (26...Qf4 27.Qf4 Nf4 28.Rb7+/-) 
    27.Ng5 Qf6 
       (27...Qa3 28.d6 (28.Rb7?! Qc1 29.Ke2 Qc4 30.Kd2 Qd4 31.Kc2 Qc4 
       32.Kd1 Qa4 33.Kc1 Qc4 34.Kb1 Kh8=) 28...Kh8 29.d7 (29.Rb7?! Qc1 
       30.Ke2 Qc4 31.Ke3 Qc3 32.Qd3 Qe1 33.Kf3 Rf8 34.Kg3 Qf2 35.Kh2 Qh4 
       36.Nh3 ed6=) 29...Qc3 30.Ke2 Qd4 31.Nf7 (31.Rb7?! Qc4 32.Kd2 Qd4 
       33.Kc1 Qa1 34.Qb1 Qc3 35.Kd1 Qd4 36.Ke1 Qe5 37.Kf1 Kg7+–) 31...Kg7 
       32.d8R Rd8 33.Nd8 Qd8 34.Rb7+/-) 
    28.Ne6+– Kf7 29.Qh5 Qh4 30.Qf5 Qf6 31.Qe4 
       (31.Qf6 Kf6 32.Rb7 a5+–) 
       (31...b6 32.Rb3 Qh4 33.Qh4 Nh4 34.Rh3+–) 
    32.Rb3+– Kg8 33.Rf3 
       (33.Qc2 b5+–) 
    33...Qh4 34.Qf5 Qh6 35.Ke2 Rc8 36.Kd3 
       (better is 36.Ng5 Rf8 37.Qe6 Kh8 38.Nf7 Rf7 39.Qf7+–) 
       (36...Nh4 37.Qf7 Kh8 38.Rg3+/-) 
       (better is 37.Rh3 Nh4 38.Qe5 Kg8 39.Rh4 Qg6 40.Qe4 Qe4 41.Re4+–) 
    37...Rf8 38.Nf7 Rf7 39.Qf7 Qc1 40.Qe8 Kg7 41.Qf7 Kh8 42.g3 Qd1 43.Ke4 Qc2 
    44.Rd3 a5 45.d6! ed6 
       (45...Qe2 46.Re3 Qc2 47.Kf3 Qc6 48.Ke2 Qd6 49.Rc3+–) 
       (46.Qb7 Qf2 47.Qb8 Kg7 48.Qc7 Kh6 49.Qd6 Qe1 50.Kd5 Kg5+–) 
    46...Kg8 47.Qd6 Qf2 48.Qd8 
       (48.Qd5!? Kh8 49.Qb7 Qe2 50.Re3 Qg2 51.Rf3 Qe2 52.Kf5 Ne7 53.Kf6 a4+–) 
    48...Kg7+/- 49.Qc7 Kh6 50.Qa5 
       (50.Qc1 Kh5+/-) 
    50...Qe2 51.Re3 Qc2 52.Kf3 Qd1 53.Kg2 Qd4 54.Qe1 
       (54.Kf3 Qd1 55.Ke4 Qb1 56.Kd4 b5+/-) 
    54...Qd5 55.Kh2 
       (55.Re4 Ne5+/-) 
    55...b5 56.Re2 
       (better is 56...b4!?+=) 
    57.Qd2+– Kg7 58.Re1 
       (58.Qd7!? Kf6 59.Rb2 b4+–) 
       (better is 58...h5!?+=) 
    59.Kg2+– Qf5 60.Qd4 Kh6?? 
       (60...Kg8 61.Re8 Kf7 62.Rb8+–) 
       (better is 61.Rh1 Kg5 62.Qd8 Qf6 63.Rh5 Kh5 64.Qf6+–) 
       (better is 62.Qd2!? Kg7 63.Qb2 Kh6 64.Qb5+–) 
    62...Qc6+/- 63.Kh2 Qe6 
       (63...Kg5 64.Qb4+/-) 
    64.Qd2+– Kg7 
       (64...Kh5 65.Rb2 Qe5 66.Rb4+–) 
    65.Ra7 Kg8 
       (65...Ne7 66.Qg5 Kf7 67.Qb5+–) 
       (66.Qd8!? Nf8 67.Qg5 Ng6 68.Qb5 Nf8+–) 
    66...Qa2 67.Ra2 Kg7 68.Rb2 Nf8 
       (68...h5 69.Kh3+–) 
    69.Rb5 Ne6 70.Kh3 Nf8 
       (70...Nd4 71.Rb4 Nf5 72.Kg4+–) 
    71.Kg4 Ng6 
       (71...Ne6 72.Rb7 Kg6 73.Rb6+–) 
    72.Kg5 h6 
       (72...Ne7 73.Rb7 Kf8 74.Kh6 Ng8 75.Kh7 Nf6 76.Kg6+–) 
    73.Kh5 Nf8 1–0
    (9) Shirazi,Kamran (2425) – Kazhgaleyev,M (2605)
    ch–Paris Paris FRA, 2006
    1.e4 c5 2.b4 cb4+= (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4) 3.a3 d5 4.ed5 Qd5 5.Nf3 e5 
    6.c4 Qd8 
       (6...Qe4 7.Be2-/+) 
       (7.Ne5? Qd4 8.Nf7 Bg4–+) 
    7...e4 8.Ne5 Nf6 
       (8...Bd6 9.Qa4 Kf8 10.d4+=) 
    9.Qa4= Nbd7 10.c5 Be7 11.c6 bc6 12.Nc6 Qc7 13.Nc3 Nb6 14.Qc2 0–0 
       (14...Qc6? 15.Bb5 Qb5 16.Nb5+–) 
    15.Nb5 Increases the pressure on a7 
       (worse is 15.Ne4 Bb7 16.Ne7 Qe7-/+) 
    15...Qd7 16.Ne7 Qe7 17.Qc5 Qd7 
       (17...Qb7 18.Bb2=) 
    18.Nc7+= Rb8 19.Bb5 
       (19.Ra7!? Rd8 20.Qe5+=) 
    19...Qg4= 20.0–0 Bd7 21.Ba6 Be6 22.Ra3 Nbd7 23.Qa7 Ne5 24.Rg3 Qf5 25.Bb2 
       (25...Rb4 26.Ba3 Rbb8 27.Bf8 Rf8+–) 
       (26.Qd4 Ng6+–) 
       (26...Qe6 27.Rg5 Ra8+–) 
    27.Qd4+– Ng6 28.f4 Rbd8 
       (28...Ngf4 29.Rg7 Combination; 
       28...Nhf4 29.Qg7 Mate attack) 
    29.Qc3 Qf7 30.Rg5 Nhf4 31.Rf4 Qa7 32.Qe3 Qa6 33.Rf8 
       (33.Ra5!? Qd3 34.Rf8 Rf8 35.Qd3 ed3 36.b5+=) 
    33...Rf8+= 34.h4 
       (34.b5!? Qa2 35.Qc3 Qb1 36.Bc1+=) 
    34...Rf1-/+ 35.Kh2 Qd6 36.Rg3 Qb4 37.Qc3 Qc3 38.Bc3 Rf4 39.Rg5 Rh4 40.Kg3 
    Rh1 41.Ra5 
       (41.Rg4 Rd1-/+) 
    41...h5–+ 42.Ra6 Rh4 43.Re6 Rg4 44.Kf2 h4 45.Kf1 
    45...Kf7 46.Ra6 Nf4 47.Ra7 Kg8 48.Re7 
       (48.Be5 Ng2 49.Ke2 h3–+) 
    48...Ng2 49.Bg7 
       (49.Kf2 h3 50.Kg1 Nf4 51.Kh1 Nd3–+) 
    49...Rg7 50.Re4 
       (50.Rg7 Kg7 51.Kf2 Nf4–+) 
    50...h3 51.Kg1 
       (51.Re8 Kf7 52.Rh8 Rg3–+) 
       (51...Nh4! 52.Kf2 Rg2 53.Kf1–+) 
    52.Kf2 Rg2 
       (52...Nd3 53.Kf3–+) 
       (53.Ke1 h2 54.Rh4 Kf7–+) 
       (better is 53...h2!? 54.Rh4 Rd2 55.Rh5–+) 
    54.Rh4 Ng2 55.Kf2 Nh4 56.Kg1 Ng6 0–1
    (10) Shirazi,Kamran (2400) – Tregubov,P (2625)
    Rapid, Livry–Gargan FRA, 2009
    1.e4 c5 2.b4 cb4 (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4) 3.a3 d5 4.ed5 Qd5 5.Nf3 e5 6.c4 Qe6 7.d4 
       (7.Bd3 e4 8.0–0 Qf6 9.Be4 Qa1 10.Qb3 Qf6 11.Re1 Be7 12.ab4 Qf4 13.Bb2 
       Kf8 14.Nc3 Nf6 15.Nd5 Nd5 16.Bd5 Nc6 17.b5 Nd8 18.Qc3 Qf6 19.Ne5 h5 
       20.c5 Ne6 21.Qc2 Kg8 Vetter,J (2530)–Gappel,H (2455)/ 
       2010/1–0 (44)) 
    7...ed4 8.Be2 d3N 
       (8...Nc6 9.0–0 Nf6 (9...Bc5 10.ab4 Bb4 11.Na3 Nf6 12.Nb5 Qd7 13.Bf4 
       0–0 14.Bd3 b6 15.Ne5 Ne5 16.Be5 Bb7 17.f4 a6 18.Nc7 Qc6 19.Rf3 Rac8 
       20.Nd5 Nd5 21.cd5 Qd5 22.Rg3 f6 23.Qh5 Rf7 24.Qh7 Reinke,M 
       (2245)–Borngaesser,R (2355)/Duesseldorf 1995/0–1 (41)) 10.Re1 Be7 
       11.Bf1 Qd6 12.ab4 Nb4 13.Ba3 Be6 14.Qa4 Kf8 15.Nbd2 Bd7 16.Qd1 a5 
       17.Nb3 b6 18.Nbd4 Rd8 19.Qb3 Qc7 20.Nb5 Bb5 21.cb5 Bc5 22.Bc4 Ng4 
       23.Re2 Vorobiev,A (2025)–Todorova,M/IECG 2009/1–0 (38); 
       8...Bc5 9.0–0 Nf6 10.ab4 Bb4 11.Qa4 Nc6 12.Nd4 Qd6 13.Nc6 bc6 14.Rd1 
       Qb8 15.Bf3 Bd7 16.Bc6 Bc6 17.Qc6 Kf8 18.Bf4 Qe8 19.Bd6 Bd6 20.Qd6 Qe7 
       21.Qc6 Re8 22.Nc3 h5 23.Kf1 Strater,H (2060)–Heigerer,S (1955)/
       Neumarkt am Wallersee AUT, 2011/½–½) 
    9.Qd3 Nf6 10.0–0 Nc6 11.Re1 Be7 12.ab4 Nb4 13.Qd2 0–0 
       (13...Ne4 14.Qb2 0–0 15.Nd4-/+) 
       (14.Bd3 Qd6 15.Re7 Qe7+/-) 
       (better is 14...Ne4 15.Qf4 f5-/+) 
    15.Re7+= Qe7 16.Ba3 Rd8 17.Qb2 Rd1 18.Bb4 
       (worse is 18.Qb4 Qb4 19.Bb4 Bf5+=) 
    18...Qd8 19.Qc2 
       (19.Nbd2 Ra1 20.Qa1 Bg4+/-) 
       (better is 19...Bg4!?=) 
    20.Nc3 b6 21.Nb5 Bb7 
       (better is 21...a6!? 22.Ne5 Rb7+–) 
    22.Ne5+– Be4 23.Qc1 Rb7 24.Nd6 Re7 25.Ne4 Re5 26.Nf6 gf6 27.Bc3 Re6 
    28.Qf4 Qd6 29.Qg4 Kf8 30.Rd1 
       (30.Bb2!? Re7+–) 
    30...Qa3 31.Qh3 Ke8 32.Rd3 Qc5 33.Qh7 Ke7 
       (33...Rb8 34.Bb2 Qf8 35.Ba3+–) 
    34.Rd5 Qa3 35.Qh3 
       (35.Qh3 Qa4 36.Bb2+–) 
    (11) Shirazi,Kamran (2385) – Horvath,Jozsef (2525)
    FRA–chT2B, 2006
    1.e4 c5 2.b4 cb4 (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4) 3.a3 d5 4.ed5 Qd5 5.Nf3 e5 6.c4 
    Qe6 7.d4 ed4 8.Be2 Nc6 9.0–0 Nf6 10.Re1 Be7 11.Bf1 Qd6 12.ab4 Qb4N 
       (12...Nb4 13.Ba3 Be6 14.Qa4 Kf8 15.Nbd2 Bd7 16.Qd1 a5 17.Nb3 b6 
       18.Nbd4 Rd8 19.Qb3 Qc7 20.Nb5 Bb5 21.cb5 Bc5 22.Bc4 Ng4 23.Re2 h5 
       24.h3 Nf2 25.Rf2 Rh6 26.Raf1 Rf6 27.Kh1 Vorobiev,A (2025)–Todorova,M/
       IECG 2009/1–0 (38)) 
    13.Ba3 Qb6 14.Nd4 0–0 
       (14...Nd4? 15.Re7 (15.Be7?! Be6 16.c5 Qb2 17.Bf6 gf6+/-) 15...Kd8 
       16.c5+– (16.Rf7?! Bg4 17.Qd2 Kc8+/-); 
       14...Qd4?! 15.Re7 Kd8 16.Qd4 Nd4 17.Nc3+/-) 
    15.Be7 Ne7 
       (worse is 15...Qd4 16.Qd4 Nd4 17.Rd1+=) 
    16.Re7 Rd8 17.Nc3 Rd4 18.Qf3 Qd8 19.Qe3 Be6 Attacks the isolani on c4 
    20.Rb7 a5 
         A) 21.Raa7?! Rc8 22.Rc7 Be6+/- (22...Rc7?? 23.Qd4 Rd7 24.Rd7 Qd7 
          25.Qd7 Nd7 26.Bc4+–);
         B) 21.Rba7?! Rc8 22.R1a4 Ng4=;
         C) 21.Ra4 Rd3 22.Bd3 Bd3 23.Raa7+–) 
       (21.Ra5! Rc8 22.Ra4+/-) 
    21...Bc4 22.Ra4 
       (22.Rba5 Ra5 23.Ra5 Rd6=) 
       (22...Bb5!? 23.Rd4 Bd7+=) 
       (worse is 23.Rba5 Ng4 24.Qe1 Bf1 25.Rd4 Qd4-/+) 
    23...Rcc4 24.Bc4 Rc4 25.Qd3 Rc8 
       (25...Qd3?? 26.Rb8 Rc8 27.Rc8 Qd8 28.Rd8 Ne8 29.Re8#) 
    26.Qd8 Rd8 27.Ra5 g6 ½–½
    (12) Shirazi,Kamran (2440) – Bedouin,Xavier (2365)
    Saint Affrique op, 2008
    1.e4 c5 2.b4 cb4 (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4) 3.a3 d5 4.ed5 Qd5 5.Nf3 e5 
    6.c4 Qe6 7.Ra2N 
       (7.Bd3 e4 (7...Nc6 8.0–0 Nf6 9.Re1 Bd6 10.Bb2 0–0 11.ab4 Nb4 12.Bf1 
       e4 13.d3 Bc5 14.d4 Bd6 15.Nbd2 b6 16.Ng5 Bh2 17.Kh2 Ng4 18.Kg1 Qd6 
       19.Ngf3 ef3 20.Nf3 Bf5 21.Ne5 Ne5 22.Re5 Go,B (2160)–Arjun,B (2250)/
       Dieren NED, Dutch Open 2012/0–1 (41)) 8.0–0 Be7 9.Re1 Qf6 10.Be4 
       Qa1 11.Qb3 Qf6 12.ab4 Qf4 13.Bb2 Nf6 (13...Kf8 14.Nc3 Nf6 15.Nd5 Nd5 
       16.Bd5 Nc6 17.b5 Nd8 18.Qc3 Rg8 19.g3 Qc7 20.Nd4 g6 21.Qf3 Bd6 22.Re4 
       Bf5 23.Nf5 gf5 24.Qf5 Rg6 25.Bd4 a5 26.Be3 a4 27.c5 Bc5 28.Rc4 
       Meissen,F (2495)–Penzler,F (2450)/RSS7E top–16 2007/1–0 (40)) 
       14.Bf6 gf6 15.Nc3 Qd6 16.Nd5 Kf8 17.c5 (17.Qe3 h6 18.c5 Qd8 19.b5 Nd7 
       20.d4 f5 21.Bf5 Bg5 22.Qa3 Kg7 23.h4 Bf6 24.Be4 Bh4 25.c6 bc6 26.bc6 
       Nf6 27.Qc5 Ne4 28.Re4 Bg5 29.c7 Qd7 30.Ng5 Qf5 31.f3 hg5 Meissen,F 
       (2495)–Class,W (2410)/RSS7E top–23 2008/½–½ (35)) 17...Qd8 
       18.Qc3 Kg7 19.Re3 h5 20.Nh4 Nc6 21.b5 Ne5 Meissen,F (2495)–Bauer,A 
       (2420)/RSX8D – Challengers–1 2008/1–0 (36)) 
    7...Be7 8.ab4 Nf6 9.Qa4 Nc6 10.b5 Nd4 11.d3 Nf3 12.gf3 0–0 13.f4 ef4 
    14.Re2 Qd6 15.Qc2 
       (15.Qa3!? Qa3 16.Ba3 Ba3 17.Na3-/+) 
    15...Re8 16.Bg2 Bg4 17.Bb7 Be2 18.Ke2 Qe5 19.Kf1 Rad8 20.Rg1 
       (20.Bc6 Bb4 21.h3 Re6–+) 
    20...Bc5 21.Kg2? 
       (21.Bb2 Qf5 22.Bf6 Qf6–+) 
       (21...Ng4!? 22.Be4 Bf2 23.Rf1–+) 
    22.Qe2 Re2 23.Rf1 Rd3 24.Bf4 Ne4 25.Bg3 g5 26.Rc1?? 
       (26.Be4 Re4 27.Rc1–+) 
    26...Ng3 27.hg3 Rf2 28.Kh3 f5 29.Rc3 
       (29.Re1 Bd6 30.Re8 Kf7 31.Re3 Re3 32.Bd5 Kg6 33.Bg2 g4 34.Kh2 Bg3 
       35.Kg1 Re1 36.Bf1 Ref1) 
    29...g4 30.Kh4 Be7 
       (30...Be7 31.Kh5 Rh2) 
    (13) Shirazi,Kamran (2405) – Labat,Christian (1965)
    Syre Memorial op, 2006
    1.e4 c5 2.b4 cb4 (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4) 3.a3 d5 4.ed5 Qd5 5.Nf3 Bg4 
    6.ab4 Bf3 7.Qf3 Qf3 8.gf3 Nc6 
       (8...e6 9.c3 Nf6 10.Rg1 a6 11.Bb5 Nc6 12.Bc6 bc6 13.d3 g6 14.Bf4 Bg7 
       15.Bd6 Nd5 16.Kd2 Kd7 17.Bc5 h5 18.Ra3 Nc7 19.c4 Bh6 20.Kc2 Bf4 21.h3 
       Bd6 22.Bd6 Kd6 23.Nc3 hhzk878–feliciano1313/ 2012/1–0 (45)) 
    9.b5 Nd4 10.Ra4N 
       (10.Kd1 e6 11.Na3 Nh6 12.c3 Nb3 13.Ra2 Nc1 14.Kc1 e5 15.Nc4 f6 16.f4 
       ef4 17.Bg2 Rc8 18.Re1 Kd8 19.Na5 Kc7 20.Nb7 Kb8 21.Kb2 Bc5 22.Nc5 Rc5 
       23.Re7 Rb5 24.Kc2 a5 Ali,M–O'Brien,R/Australian Capitol 1996/1–0 (32)) 
    10...e5 11.f4 Bc5? 
       (better is 11...f6!?+=) 
       (12.fe5?! Nc2 13.Kd1 Nd4+/-) 
    12...Nf5 13.fe5 Rc8 14.Bg2 Rc7 15.d4 Bd4 16.cd4 Rc1 17.Kd2 Rc7 18.Bh3 
       (18.Ra7?! Nd4 19.b6 Rd7 20.Bb7 f6 21.Ra8 Rd8 22.Rd8 Kd8+–) 
    18...Ngh6 19.b6 
       (19.Ra7?! Rd7 20.Ra8 Rd8 21.Rd8 Kd8+–) 
    19...Rc8 20.ba7 0–0 21.Bg2 Rfd8 
       (21...b5 22.a8Q Ra8 23.Ra8 Nd4+–) 
    22.Bb7 Nd4 23.Bc8 Nc6 24.Ke2 Na7 25.Rc1 
       (25.Rc1 Nc8 26.Ra8+–) 
    (14) Shirazi,Kamran (2450) – Hyltin,John Paul (2070)
    USA op Fort Worth, 1984
    1.e4 c5 2.b4 cb4 (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4) 3.a3 e5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bc4 Nf6 
       (5...Be7 6.ab4 Bb4 7.c3 Be7 8.Qb3 Nh6 9.d4 0–0 10.Bh6 gh6 11.Ne5 Ne5 
       12.de5 Qc7 13.0–0 Qe5 14.Nd2 Bf6 15.Rac1 d6 16.f4 Qe7 17.Bd3 Be6 18.c4 
       a5 19.Bb1 Bg7 20.f5 Zajarnyi,A (2395)–Khurtsidze,N (2460)/AB Puchko 
       Mem 2000/½–½ (65)) 
       (6.Qe2 Bc5 7.0–0 0–0 8.Bb2 Re8 9.ab4 Bb4 10.Ng5 d5 11.ed5 Nd5 12.Qh5 
       Be6 13.Qh7 Kf8 14.Qh8 Ke7 15.Qg7 Rg8 16.Ne6 Rg7 17.Nd8 Rd8 18.Bd5 Rd5 
       19.Ba3 a6 20.Bb4 Nb4 Zuferi,E (2005)–Van gen Hassend,M (1985)/
       Oberhof GER, Ch U25 2011/½–½ (46)) 
       (6...d5 7.ed5 
         A) 7...b5 8.Ba2 (8.dc6 bc4 9.ab4 Bg4 10.f3 Bf5 11.Ra5 Qd4 12.g4 
          Bb4 13.c3 Qd6 14.cb4 Bb1 15.Bb2 Bd3 16.Re5 Kf8 17.Qa4 h6 18.b5 Kg8 
          19.Nh3 Nd5 20.Kf2 f6 21.Rd5 Qd5 22.Nf4 Qc5 Vorobiev,A 
          (2060)–Sardi,A (1900)/IECG 2003/0–1 (34)) 8...Nd4 9.c3 b3 
          10.cd4 ba2 11.Nc3 ed4 12.Nb5 Qe7 13.Qe2 Qe2 14.Ke2 Ba6 15.a4 Nd5 
          16.Re1 Be7 17.Kd1 0–0 18.Nf3 Bf6 19.Bb2 Rab8 20.Bd4 Bb5 21.ab5 Rb5 
          22.Bf6 Rautenberg,W–Klundt,K/FRG–ch 1969/½–½;
         B) 7...Nd4 8.d6 Qd6 9.d3 Bg4 10.Bf7 Ke7 11.f3 h6 12.fg4 hg5 13.Bb3 
          e4 14.Be3 Rd8 15.ab4 Qg3 16.Bf2 Qg2 17.Rf1 Nf3 18.Ke2 Ng4 19.Ra7 
          Rh2 20.Rb7 Kf6 21.Nd2 Mereu,M (1960)–Ponizil,C (2310)/XIX EYCC 
          Boys U18, Fermo ITA 2009/0–1; 
       6...d5 7.ed5 b5 8.dc6 bc4 9.ab4 Bb4 10.Qe2+=) 
       (better is 7.Nf7 Qb6 8.Nh8 Bf2 9.Kf1+–) 
    7...d5-/+ 8.ed5 Bf2?? 
       (better is 8...Nb4 9.Ba3 Nfd5 10.Bb4 Nb4 11.Nf7 Qd4-/+) 
    9.Kf2+– Ng4 10.Ke1 Qg5 11.dc6 Nh2 12.Rh2 Qg3 13.Kf1 Qh2 14.Qf3 Qh1 15.Ke2 
    0–0 16.Na3 bc6 17.Bb2 Qh4 18.Qf2 
       (18.Be5?? Bg4 19.d4 Bf3 20.Kf3 Rfe8–+) 
    18...Qg4 19.Kf1 a5 20.Be2 
       (worse is 20.Be5 ab4 21.Be2 Ba6–+) 
    20...Qb4 21.Nc4 Ba6 22.Ba3 Qa4 23.Nb6 Be2 
       (23...Qc2!? 24.Bf8 Qb2+=) 
    24.Ke2= Qg4 25.Qf3 Qd4 26.Na8 Qa1 
       (better is 26...Rd8!? 27.Rd1 Qc4 28.d3 Qc2 29.Rd2 Qa4=) 
    27.Bf8+/- Kf8 28.Qc6 Qd4 29.Nb6 h5 
       (29...Qg4!? 30.Qf3 Qf3 31.Kf3 Ke7+/-) 
    30.Qa8 Ke7 31.Nd5 
       (31.Qa5?! Qg4 32.Ke1 Qh4 33.Kd1 Qh1 34.Ke2 Qg2 35.Kd3 Qf3 36.Kc4 Qe4 
       37.Kb3 Ke6=) 
    31...Kd6 32.Ne3 Qc5 
    33.Qf8 Kc6 34.Qc8 Kb5 35.Qb7 Qb6 36.Qf7 Qf6 1–0
    (15) Shirazi,Kamran (2405) – Straub,Juergen (2225)
    Muenchen GER, OIS Open, 2012
    1.e4 c5 2.b4 cb4 (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4) 3.a3 e6 4.Bb2 Nf6 5.e5 Nd5 
    6.Nf3 Nc6 7.ab4 Bb4 8.c3N 
       (8.c4 Nf4 9.g3 Ng6 10.Bg2 b6 11.0–0 Bb7 12.d4 Na5 13.Ra4 Be7 14.d5 
       Bc5 15.Nc3 0–0 16.Re1 Rc8 17.Bf1 f6 18.Ne4 fe5 19.Nc5 Rc5 20.Ba3 d6 
       21.Bc5 dc5 22.Ne5 Ne5 Morcom,H (1950)–Thurlow,K (2045)/Guernsey Open 
       2010/½–½ (31); 
       8.Bc4 d6 9.0–0 Qb6+=) 
    8...Be7-/+ 9.d4 d6 
    10.c4+= Nc7 
       (10...Nf4 11.g3 Ng6 12.ed6 Bd6 13.Bg2=) 
    11.ed6= Qd6 12.Bd3 
       (12.Be2 0–0=) 
    13.0–0= Rd8 14.Nbd2 f5 15.Qb1 
    15...Bf6-/+ Increases the pressure on d4 16.Nb3 b6 17.Rd1 a5 18.Ne5 
       (18.Be2 Qe7-/+) 
       (18...Nd4!? 19.Nd4 Qe5–+ (19...Be5?! 20.Be2 Qf8 21.Ne6 Rd1 22.Qd1 
       Bh2 23.Kh2 Ne6 24.Qd5+=)) 
       (19.c5 bc5 20.dc5 Qe7 21.Ra5 Ra5 22.Na5 Qc5-/+) 
    19...Bb7 20.f4? 
       (better is 20.Bc3!?+=) 
    20...Be4–+ 21.Qc1 Bc2 22.Nd2 
       (22.c5 bc5 23.dc5 Qd1 24.Bd1 Rd1 25.Qd1 Bd1 26.Rd1 a4–+) 
    22...Bd1 23.Qd1 Nca6 24.Qb3 
       (24.Ndf3 Nc6–+) 
       (24...Nc5!? 25.Qc3–+) 
    25.Ndf3-/+ Nb8 26.h4 
       (26.c5 bc5 27.Ra5 Nd5 28.dc5 Qc7-/+) 
       (26...N8c6 27.h5–+) 
    27.Kh2 Kh7 
       (27...N8c6!? 28.h5–+) 
    28.Ng5-/+ Bg5 29.hg5 N8c6 30.gh6 gh6 31.Rd1 Qe7 32.Qh3 b5 33.d5 
       (33.cb5 Ne5 Combination) 
    33...Ne5-/+ 34.Be5 bc4 35.de6 
       (35.Rh1 Qf8 (35...Nd5?? 36.Qh6 Kh6 37.Kg3 Kg6 38.Bh5 Kh7 39.Bf7 Qh4 
       40.Rh4 mate; 35...Rd5?? 36.Qh6 Kh6 37.Kg3 Kg6 38.Bh5 Kh7 39.Bf7 
       Qh4 40.Rh4#) 36.de6 Rc6-/+) 
    35...Qe6-/+ 36.Bc4 Qg6 
       (36...Rc4 37.Rd8 Rc8 38.Rd6+–; 
       36...Qc4 37.Qf5 Kg8 38.Qg6 Kf8 39.Bg7 Kg8 40.Bh6 Kh8 41.Qg7#) 
    37.Qf3 Nc6 
       (37...Rc4 38.Qb7 Rc7 39.Qc7 Rd7 40.Rd7 Qf7 41.Rf7 Kg6 42.Rg7 Kh5 
       43.Kg3 a4 44.Qf7#) 
    38.Bc3 Rd1 39.Qd1 Ne7 
       (39...Rd8!? 40.Qe2 h5-/+) 
       (40.Qd7 Qh5 41.Kg1 Qe8-/+ (41...Rc4?? 42.Qe7 Qf7 43.Qf7#)) 
    Rg8 1–0
    (16) Shirazi,Kamran (2420) – Stanojoski,Z (2525)
    XXIV Open Cappelle La Grande FRA, 2008
    1.e4 c5 2.b4 cb4 (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4) 3.a3 Qa5 4.Bb2 Nf6N 
       (4...d6 5.ab4 Qb4 6.Ba3 Qe4 7.Ne2 Nf6 8.Nbc3 Qg6 9.g3 Bd7 10.Bg2 Bc6 
       11.0–0 e6 12.Bc6 Nc6 13.Rb1 b6 14.Nf4 Qf5 15.Qf3 Rc8 16.Kg2 Be7 17.Rb5 
       Qc2 18.Rc1 Qd2 19.Nb1 rthurc (2250)–gstevenson (2235)/net– 
       2009/1–0 (44); 
       4...e6 5.ab4 Qb4 6.Bc3 Qb6 7.d4 Bb4 8.Nf3 Bc3 9.Nc3 Qb4 10.Qd2 Nc6 
       11.Nb5 Qd2 12.Kd2 Kd8 13.Nd6 Nh6 14.d5 Ke7 15.Nc8 Rhc8 16.dc6 dc6 
       17.h3 f6 18.Ke3 Nf7 19.Bd3 giveaway (2400)–lopesq (2340)/
       net– 2008) 
    5.e5 Nd5 6.Nf3 e6 
       (6...Nc6 7.Bc4+= Nb6 8.Bb3 ba3 9.0–0 Qb4; 
       6...Nf4 7.g3 Ne6 8.Bg2 Qb5 9.d3 Nc6) 
       (7.Be2 Nf4 8.ab4 Qb4 9.Ba3 Qa5) 
       (7...Nf4 8.0–0 d5 9.Bb3 ba3) 
    8.0–0 Be7 
       (8...Nf4 9.d3 b5) 
       (9.Bb3 Qc7) 
    9...Qb4 10.Bb3 Nb6 
       (10...0–0 11.d4=) 
    11.d4 a5 
       (11...d5 12.Qd3 Nd7 13.Ba3=) 
       (12.Ba3 Qb5+=) 
    12...Nd5 13.c4 Nf4 14.Qe3 Ng6 
       (14...d5 15.Ba3 Qb6 16.Be7 (worse is 16.Qf4 Qb3 17.Qg4 0–0=) 16...Ke7 
       (15.Ra4 Qb6+=) 
    15...Qb6 16.c5 Qd8 17.Nc4 0–0 18.Ba4 
       (18.Rfb1 f6+=) 
    18...Nb4 19.Nb6 Ra6 20.Nd2 
    20...Bg5= 21.f4 
       (21.Qe2 Nf4 22.Qg4 Nbd3 23.Nc8 Nb2+=) 
       (21...Bf4!? 22.Qe2 d5-/+) 
       (worse is 22.Rf4 Bf4 23.Qf4 Nd3-/+) 
       (22...Rb6 23.cb6 (worse is 23.Ng5 Nbd5 24.Qe4 Nh3 25.Nh3 Rb2-/+) 23...Nbd5 
    23.Rf4 Rb6 24.cb6 Nd5 25.Nf6 Qf6 26.ef6 
       (26.Rf6? Be3 27.Rf2 f6–+ (27...Bf2?! 28.Kf2 f6 29.Bb3-/+)) 
    26...Ne3 27.fg7 Rd8 
       (27...Kg7 28.Rf3 Nc4 29.Bc3 Nb6 30.Ba5 Na4 31.Ra4+=) 
       (28.Rh4 Nf5 (28...Kg7? 29.Rh6 Kh6 30.Bc1+–) 29.Rh5 Be3 30.Kf1 d5=) 
       (28...Kg7 29.d5 Kf8 30.de6 de6 31.Bf6+=) 
    29.Bc3 d5 
       (29...Bg7 30.Bb5 Nb6 31.Ra5=) 
    30.Bb5 Nd6 
       (30...Bd7 31.Bc4 dc4 32.Rh3 Bg7 33.Rg3+=) 
       (31.Ra5 Bd7 32.Bd7 Rd7+/-) 
       (31...Ne4!? 32.Rh3 Bg7 33.Be4 de4+=) 
    32.Ra5+/- Bd7 33.Rh3 
       (33.Rg3 f5+/-) 
    33...f5+= 34.Kf1 
       (34.Rg3 Rc8 35.Rc5 Bc6+=) 
    34...Rc8 35.Rc5 
       (better is 35.Bb4!? Ne4 36.Be4 fe4 37.Ra7+=) 
    35...Rc5+= 36.dc5 Bc3 37.cd6 Be5 38.g4 Bd6 
    39.gf5= e5 
       (worse is 39...ef5 40.Rh5+/-) 
    40.Bc2 e4 41.Bb3 Bb5 
       (41...Bf5? 42.Rh5 Be6 43.Bd5 Bd5 44.Rd5 Bh2 45.Rd7+–) 
       (42.Kg2 Bc6 43.Rh5 Be5+–) 
    42...Bc6= 43.Rh6 Bb4 44.Kf1 
       (44.Ke2 Kf7+=) 
    44...Kg7 45.Re6 
       (45.Rc6 bc6 46.Ba4 Bd6 47.Bc6 Kf6+=) 
       (45...Bc5 46.f6 Kg6 47.Ke2=) 
       (46.f6 Kf8+=) 
       (46...Bb5 47.Kg2 e3 48.f6 Kf8 49.Kf3=) 
    47.f6+= Kf8 48.Bc4 
       (48.Re5 h6 49.Bc4 Bc3+/-) 
    48...Be8+= 49.Re5 Bf7 50.Bf7 Kf7 51.Rd5 Ke6? 
       (better is 51...Bc3+/-) 
    52.Rd4+– Bc5 53.f7! Ke7 
       (53...Kf7 54.Rd7 Double attack) 
    54.f8Q! Kf8 55.Rd8 Ke7 56.Rb8 
       (56.Rh8 Bb6 57.Rh7 Kd8 58.Rb7 Bd4+–) 
       (56...h5 57.Rb7 Kd6 58.Ke2+–) 
    57.Rb7 h5 58.Rb8 
       (58.Ke2 Kc6 59.Rc7 Kb6+–) 
    58...Kc6 59.b7 Ba7 
       (59...Bb6 60.Ke2+–) 
    60.Rh8 Kb7 61.Rh7 Kb6 
       (61...Kb8 62.Rh5 Bd4 63.Rd5+–) 
       (62.Ke2 Bb8+–) 
    62...Kc6 63.Re5 1–0
    (17) Shirazi,Kamran (2490) – Lalic,Bogdan (2630)
    Pontoise op rapid, 2006
    1.e4 c5 2.b4 d5 3.ed5 cb4 4.a3 Nf6 (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4 3.a3 d5 4.ed5 
    Nf6) 5.ab4= Nd5 6.c3 e5 7.Nf3 Bd6 8.Bc4 Nb6 9.Bb3 
       (9.Bb5 N8d7=) 
    9...e4+= 10.Nd4 0–0 
       (10...Qg5 11.Kf1 Qg6 12.Qe2+=) 
    11.d3= ed3 12.Qd3 Nc6 13.Nc6 bc6 14.Be3 Nd5 
       (worse is 15.Ra7 Ra7 16.Ba7 Re8 17.Kd1 Nf4-/+) 
    15...cd5 16.Ra5 
       (16.Qd5!? Be6 17.Qd4+=) 
    16...Be6= 17.0–0 Qb8 18.h3 Bc7 19.Ra3 a5 20.Nd2 ab4 21.Ra8 Qa8 22.cb4 Rb8 
    23.Bc5 Bd7 24.Qc3 Bb5 25.Re1 Qc6 26.Nf3 Bc4 27.Bd4 f6 28.Bc5 Re8 29.Nd4 
    Qd7 30.Re8 Qe8 31.Nf5 Qe4 32.Bd6 
       (32.Nd6 Bd6 33.Bd6 Kf7=) 
       (32...Qb1!? 33.Kh2 Qf5 34.Bc7 Qf2-/+) 
    33.Ne3+= Qb1 34.Kh2 Qe4 35.Qa3 h6 36.Qa8 Kh7 37.Nc4 Qc4 38.f3 Bf2 39.Qa1 
       (39...d4 40.Bc5+=) 
    40.Qf1 Bb6 41.Bc5 Bc7 42.Kh1 Bf4 43.b5 Qc2 44.Bg1 h5 45.b6 Qb3 46.Qa1 Be5 
    47.Qe1 Qb2 
       (47...Kg6 48.Qd2=) 
    48.Qd1 d4? 
       (48...Qb5 49.Bd4 g6 50.Kg1=) 
       (better is 49.f4 g6 50.fe5 fe5 51.Qe1+–) 
    49...g6= 50.Qa6 Qb1 51.b7 d3 52.Qc6 Kh6 53.Qe4 g5 54.h4 Qb2 
       (54...Qb5 55.hg5 fg5 56.f4 Bf4 57.Qe6 Kg7 58.Bd4 Kf8 59.Bc5 Kg7 
       60.Bd4 Kf8 61.Bc5 Kg7 62.Bd4=) 
       (55.g4 hg4 56.h5+–) 
    55...fg5= 56.Qd3 Qb7 57.Qf5 Qe7 58.Be3 Bf6 59.Bd2 Kg7 60.Kh2?? 
       (60.f4 Qe2 61.fg5 Be5 62.Qd7 Kg6=) 
       (better is 60...Qd6 61.f4 Qd2 62.fg5 Bd8–+) 
    61.Kh3= Qe7 62.Bc1 Qd8 63.Bg5 
       (better is 63.Be3!?=) 
    63...Bg5-/+ 64.f4 Bf6 65.Qh5 Qd3 66.Qf3 Qf5?? 
       (better is 66...Qh7 67.Kg4 Qg8-/+) 
    67.Qg4+– Qg4 68.Kg4 Bd8 69.Kf5 Bc7 70.g4 
    70...Kf7 71.g5 Kg7 ½–½
    (18) Shirazi,Kamran (2410) – Pelle,Guillaume (2280)
    Le Touquet op, 2000
    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.b4 cb4 (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4 3.Nf3 d6) 4.d4 Nf6 
    5.Nbd2 e6 
       (5...g6 6.a3 (6.Rb1 a5 7.a3 ba3 8.Ba3 Bg7 9.Bb5 Bd7 10.0–0 0–0 
       11.Re1 Nc6 12.c4 Ne8 13.d5 Ne5 14.Ne5 Be5 15.Nf3 Bg7 16.e5 de5 17.Ne5 
       Bb5 18.Rb5 Nd6 19.Rb1 Qc7 20.Qe2 Rac8 Meixner,F (2085)–Hitter,G 
       (2070) 26th Budapest Spring Festival, Budapest 2010 ) 6...ba3 7.e5 
       de5 8.de5 Nd5 9.Ra3 Nc6 10.Bc4 Nf4 11.0–0 Ne6 12.h4 Bg7 13.Re1 h5 
       14.Bb2 0–0 15.Rd3 Qb6 16.Qc1 Nc5 17.Ra3 Be6 18.Bf1 Rfd8 19.Nc4 Qc7 
       20.Ng5 Shirazi,K (2435)–Guidarelli,L (2385) GM, Evry FRA 2003 (64)) 
    6.a3N White threatens to win material: a3xb4 
       (6.Bd3 Be7 7.Bb2 
         A) 7...0–0 8.h4 (8.0–0 b6 9.c4 bc3 10.Bc3 d5 11.Re1 Ba6 12.Bc2 
          Nc6 13.Ne5 Rc8 14.Ng4 Ng4 15.Qg4 Nb4 16.Re3 Nc2 17.Rg3 g6 18.Rb1 
          Nb4 19.a3 Nd3 20.Bb4 Nb4 21.ab4 Bb4 22.Nf3 Bd3 
          MacDonald,W–Hughes,D (2045) IECC 1999 0–1) 8...Nbd7 9.e5 de5 
          10.de5 Ng4 11.Bh7 Kh7 12.Ng5 Bg5 13.hg5 Kg6 14.Qg4 Qg5 15.Qh3 f6 
          16.Ne4 Qf5 17.Qh7 1–0 (17) Schultz Pedersen,J (2155) –Moller,A 
          (1900) Politiken Cup, Copenhagen ;
         B) 7...Nc6 8.Qe2 d5 9.0–0 de4 10.Ne4 Nd5 11.Qd2 b6 12.a3 ba3 
          13.Ba3 Bb7 14.Rfe1 0–0 15.c4 Ba3 16.Ra3 Nf6 17.Bb1 Rc8 18.d5 ed5 
          19.Nf6 Qf6 20.Ng5 g6 Schultz Pedersen,J (2190)–Solomon,S (2345) 
          Australian Open, Penrith AUS 2003 1) 
       (6...a5 7.h3=) 
    7.ab4 d5 8.c3 Controls b4 
       (8.e5!? looks like a viable alternative 8...Ne4 9.Nb1=) 
    8...de4+= 9.Ne5 Nbd7 10.Nec4 
       (10.b5 Qc7 11.Nec4 0–0+=) 
       (10...b5 11.Na5 Qc7 12.Qb3+=) 
    11.Qc2= Qc7 12.Bb2 
       (12.Ne4!? has some apparent merit 12...b6 13.Nf6 Nf6 14.Bd3=) 
    12...e5 13.de5 
       (better is 13.Be2!?+= is worth consideration) 
    13...Ne5-/+ 14.Ne5 Qe5 15.Ra5 
       (15.Nc4 Qe6-/+) 
    15...Qc7 16.Ne4? 
       (better is 16.Be2!? e3! Decoy: e3 17.fe3 Bb4 18.Ra4–+) 
    16...b6–+ 17.Ra4? 
       (17.Ra1 Bb7 18.Ng3–+) 
    17...Ne4 18.Qe4 
       (18.Bd3 a fruitless try to alter the course of the game 18...Nf6 
       19.0–0 Bb7–+) 
    18...Bb7 19.Qc4 Qe5 20.Qe2 Qf5 21.Qd3 Be4 22.Qb5 Qe6 
       (22...Qg6!? and Black can already relax 23.Qc4–+) 
       (23.Qc4 does not save the day 23...Qg6 24.Bc1 Rfd8–+) 
    23...b5! Deflection: a4 24.Ra5 
       (24.Qb5 Bd3 Decoy Double attack (24...Bc6 Deflection)) 
    24...a6 25.Bc1 
       (25.h4 Qc6 26.Rh3 Bg2 27.Bg2 Qg2 28.Re3–+) 
       (25...Qc6 keeps an even firmer grip 26.Be3 Rfe8 27.Qb2–+) 
       (26.f3 cannot change what is in store for White 26...Bc3 27.Bd2 
       Bd2 28.Qd2 Bf3 29.Kf2 Be4–+) 
    26...Qc6 27.f3 
       (27.c4 does not solve anything 27...Bg2 28.Bg2 Qg2–+) 
       (better is 27...Bh4 and the rest is a matter of technique 28.g3 Bf3–+) 
       (28.Kf2 is not much help 28...Bc2!! Decoy: e3 29.Rc3 Qc3–+) 
       (better is 28...Bb2 secures the point 29.Re3 Bc2–+) 
    29.Qd2 Bd5 
       (29...Bg6!? 30.Be2–+) 
    30.Be2-/+ Rad8 31.Rd3 Rd7 32.0–0 White castles and improves king safety 
    32...Rfd8 33.Rc1 White threatens to win material: Rc1xc6 33...Qb6 
    34.Kh1 g6 35.h4 
       (35.Qb2 h5-/+) 
       (35...Be6 36.Rd7 Rd7 37.Qe1–+) 
    36.h5 Qh4 37.Kg1 Qf6 
       (better is 37...Qh5!? 38.Qf4 Kg7-/+) 
    38.h6 Qe6 39.Kf1 Qf6 40.Rd4 Qe6 41.Rc5 Praise the rook! 
       (41.Rd3 Kf8+=) 
    41...f6 42.Bd3 Bf3 Discovered attack: d5, d7–d4 43.Rd7 
       (43.gf3 Qh3 Double attack (43...Rd4 Discovered attack)) 
    43...Qd7 44.gf3 Qd3 45.Qd3 White has a mate threat 45...Rd3 46.Ke2 
    White threatens to win material: Ke2xd3 46...Rd4 Black threatens to 
    win material: Rd4xb4 47.Rc8 Kf7 48.Rc7 Ke6 49.Rh7 Rb4 White has a 
    new passed pawn: h6. Black has a new protected passed pawn: b5 50.Ra7 
    White threatens to win material: Ra7xa6 50...Rh4 Black threatens to 
    win material: Rh4xh6 51.Ra6 Kf5 52.Rb6 Rh6 53.Rb5 Kf4 54.Rb4 Kg5 
    55.Kf2 Rh1 56.Ra4 Kh5 57.Rb4 f5 58.Kg2 White threatens to win material: 
    Kg2xh1 58...Ra1 59.Rb5 Kg5 60.Rb4 f4 Black has a new backward pawn: 
    g6 61.Rb8 Kh6 62.Rh8 Kg7 63.Rb8 g5 64.Rb6 Rd1 65.Ra6 Kf7 66.Rb6 Re1 
    67.Rb8 Re3 68.Rb6 Re6 Black threatens to win material: Re6xb6 69.Rb5 
    White threatens to win material: Rb5xg5 69...Kf6 70.Rb2 Kf5 71.Rb8 
    Re1 72.Rb6 Re2 ½–½
    (19) Shirazi,Kamran (2285) – Sanchez,Julio
    Nice ol (Men) qual–C, 1974
    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.b4 cb4 (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4 3.Nf3 d6) 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nbd2 e6 
       (5...g6 6.a3 (6.Rb1 Bg7 7.Rb4 Nc6 8.Rb3 0–0 9.Bd3 Bg4 10.h3 Bf3 
       11.Nf3 b6 12.0–0 Na5 13.Rb1 Rc8 14.Re1 d5 15.e5 Ne4 16.Be4 de4 17.Re4 
       Qd5 18.Re2 Qa2 19.Bg5 e6 20.c3 Qd5 egomi–thymallus32 (1860)/kurnik 
       2011/0–1 (38)) 6...ba3 7.e5 de5 8.de5 Nd5 9.Ra3 Nc6 10.Bc4 Nf4 
       11.0–0 Ne6 12.h4 Bg7 13.Re1 h5 14.Bb2 0–0 15.Rd3 Qb6 16.Qc1 Nc5 17.Ra3 
       Be6 18.Bf1 Rfd8 19.Nc4 Qc7 20.Ng5 Shirazi,K (2435)–Guidarelli,L 
       (2385)/GM, Evry FRA 2003 (64)) 
    6.Bd3 Be7 7.Rb1N 
         A) 7...0–0 8.h4 (8.0–0 b6 9.c4 bc3 10.Bc3 d5 11.Re1 Ba6 12.Bc2 
          Nc6 13.Ne5 Rc8 14.Ng4 Ng4 15.Qg4 Nb4 16.Re3 Nc2 17.Rg3 g6 18.Rb1 
          Nb4 19.a3 Nd3 20.Bb4 Nb4 21.ab4 Bb4 22.Nf3 Bd3 
          MacDonald,W–Hughes,D (2045)/IECC 1999/0–1) 8...Nbd7 9.e5 de5 
          10.de5 Ng4 11.Bh7 Kh7 12.Ng5 Bg5 13.hg5 Kg6 14.Qg4 Qg5 15.Qh3 f6 
          16.Ne4 Qf5 17.Qh7 1–0 Schultz Pedersen,J (2155)–Moller,A (1900)/
          Politiken Cup, Copenhagen DEN 20;
         B) 7...Nc6 8.Qe2 d5 9.0–0 de4 10.Ne4 Nd5 11.Qd2 b6 12.a3 ba3 
          13.Ba3 Bb7 14.Rfe1 0–0 15.c4 Ba3 16.Ra3 Nf6 17.Bb1 Rc8 18.d5 ed5 
          19.Nf6 Qf6 20.Ng5 g6 21.Rh3 Rfe8 Schultz Pedersen,J 
          (2190)–Solomon,S (2345)/ Australian Open, Penrith AUS 2003/) 
    7...Nc6 8.Bb2 d5 9.e5 Nd7 10.h4 
       (10.c4 bc3 11.Bc3 0–0+=) 
    10...h6 11.Ng1 Nb6 
       (11...Bh4?! 12.Qg4 Bg5 13.f4+=) 
    12.Qg4 Bf8 
       (12...0–0 13.Rh3 f5 14.Qg6-/+) 
    13.Rh3 h5 14.Qf4 Ne7 15.a3 Nf5 16.ab4 Bb4 17.Ba3 Ba3 18.Bf5 ef5 19.Ra3 
    Be6 20.Rg3 g6 21.Nh3 Qe7 22.Ng5 Rc8 23.Nb3 
       (23.c3 0–0+=) 
    23...Na4 24.Ne6 Qe6 25.Na5 b6 
       (25...Nc3!? 26.Rc3 Rc3 27.Nb7 0–0-/+ (27...Rc2?! 28.Nd6 Kd7 29.Rb7 Rc7 
       30.Rc7 Kc7 31.Qc1 Kd8 32.Qc5=)) 
    26.Nb7+= 0–0 27.Nd6 Nc3 
       (better is 27...Rc2!? 28.Rc1 Rc1 29.Qc1 Rd8+=) 
    28.Nc8+= Rc8 29.Rb2 a5 30.Rd3 b5 31.Qc1 b4 32.Qa1 Qb6 33.Rb3 Qc7 
       (33...Rc4 34.Rb2+=) 
       (34.Kf1 Qd8 35.g3 Rc4=) 
       (34...Qd8 35.Rdc3 Qh4 36.Ke2 Rc3 37.Rc3 bc3 38.Qc3-/+) 
       (35.Kf1 Qd8 36.Qe1 Qe7+=) 
       (35...Ne4 36.Ke3 Qc2 37.Qb2 (37.Qa5?? Qc1 38.Ke2 Rc2 39.Rd2 Qd2 
       40.Kf1 Qf2) 37...Qb2 38.Rb2-/+) 
    36.g3 f4 37.Qe1 
       (37.gf4 Qh4 38.Re3 Rc4–+) 
    37...fg3 38.Qg3 Qc7 39.Qg1 Nb5 40.Qc1 Qe7 41.Qe1 a4 42.Rb2 Nc3 43.Qg3 Rc4 
    44.Qe1 a3 45.Rb3 a2 
       (45...Nb5 46.Rb1–+) 
       (better is 46.Qh1 Nb5 47.Rb2 Rd4 48.Rd4 Nd4 49.Ra2 Qe5 50.Qg2–+) 
       (46...Qh4 47.Qh4 a1Q–+) 
    (20) Shirazi,Kamran (2435) – Guidarelli,L (2385)
    GM, Evry FRA, 2003
    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.b4 cb4 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nbd2 (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4 3.Nf3 d6 
    4.d4 Nf6 5.Nbd2) 5...g6 6.a3N ba3+= 7.e5 
         A) 7...d5 8.Bd3 (8.ed5 Nd5 9.Qb3 a6 10.Ra3 e6 11.Ra1 b6 12.Ne4 
          Be7 13.Bd3+=; 8.e5 Nh5 9.Ra3 Nc6 10.Nb3 Bg4 11.Nc5 Bf3 12.Qf3 e6 
          13.Nb7+=) 8...Bg7 9.Ra3 0–0 10.0–0 Nc6 11.Qb3 Qd7 12.Re1 Rd8 
         B) 7...Bh6+= 8.Ra3 (8.Bd3 d5 9.Ra3 Bg4 10.ed5 Qd5 11.Qa4 Nc6 
          12.0–0 0–0 13.c4=; 8.Bc4 0–0 9.Ra3 Bd7 10.e5 de5 11.Ne5 Nc6 12.0–0 
          Ne5 13.de5+=) 8...0–0 9.Bd3 d5 10.0–0 Nc6 11.Qb3 Bf4 12.Re1 b6 
         C) 7...Nbd7 8.Bb5 (8.Bd3 Bg7 9.0–0 0–0 10.Ra3 a6 11.Qe2 Qc7 
          12.Re1 Ra7 13.c4+=; 8.Ra3 e6 9.Ra1 Qc7 10.Qb3 Bg7 11.Bd3 0–0 12.0–0 
          b6 13.Ba3+=; 8.Qb3 Bg7 9.Be2 0–0 10.0–0 a6 11.Qa3 Qc7 12.c4 b6 
          13.Rd1+=; 8.Bc4 Nb6 9.Bd3 Bg7 10.0–0 0–0 11.Ra3 d5 12.Qe2 Qc7 
          13.Re1+=) 8...Bg7 9.0–0 0–0 10.Ra3 a6 11.Bd3 b6 12.Qe2 Qc7 13.Bb2=;
         D) 7...Bg7 8.Bc4 (8.Qa4 Bd7 9.Qb3 Qc7 10.Bc4 0–0 11.Ra3 Nc6 
          12.Qa2 e6 13.0–0+=; 8.Bd3 0–0 9.0–0 Nc6 10.Re1 Qc7 11.Qe2 Bg4 
          12.Ra3 Rfc8 13.h3+=; 8.Ra3 0–0 9.Qb3 Qc7 10.Bd3 Be6 11.c4 d5 12.ed5 
          Nd5 13.0–0+=; 8.Qb3 0–0 9.Ra3 Qc7 10.Bd3 Be6 11.c4 d5 12.ed5 Nd5 
          13.0–0+=) 8...0–0 9.Ra3 Nbd7 10.0–0 Nb6 11.Bd3 d5 12.Qe2 Qc7 13.e5+=; 
         A) 7...Bh6 8.c3 (8.Bb5 Bd7 9.Bd3 0–0 10.c4 Nc6 11.Bb2 Nb4 12.Be2 
          a5 13.0–0+=; 8.Bd3 0–0 9.0–0 Nc6 10.d5 Nb4 11.Bb5 Bd7 12.Bd7 Qd7 
          13.Bb2+=; 8.Be2 0–0 9.0–0 Nc6 10.c3 Bf4 11.d5 Ne5 12.Ne5 de5 
          13.Qc2+=; 8.Bc4 0–0 9.0–0 Qc7 10.Qe2 Nc6 11.e5 de5 12.de5 Nh5 
          13.Nb3+=) 8...0–0 9.Bd3 d5 10.0–0 Nc6 11.Qb3 Bf4 12.Re1 b6 13.ed5=;
         B) 7...Bd7 8.e5 (8.Bd3 Bg7 9.0–0 0–0 10.c3 a6 11.Qb3 b5 12.c4 bc4 
          13.Bc4+=; 8.c3 Bh6 9.Bd3 0–0 10.0–0 Qc7 11.Qb3 Nc6 12.d5 Ne5 
          13.Ne5=; 8.c4 Bg7 9.Qb3 Qc7 10.Bd3 0–0 11.0–0 Nc6 12.Bb2 a5 
          13.Bc3+=; 8.Be2 Bg7 9.c3 0–0 10.Qb3 Qc7 11.0–0 Nc6 12.Rd1 Rfc8 
          13.Ng5+=) 8...de5 9.de5 Nd5 10.Ne4 Nb4 11.Bc4 N8c6 12.Neg5 e6 
         C) 7...Bg7 8.Bc4 (8.Be2 0–0 9.0–0 Bd7 10.c3 Qc7 11.Qb3 Nc6 12.Re1 
          Rfc8 13.Ng5+=; 8.Bd3 0–0 9.0–0 Nc6 10.c3 d5 11.Qb3 Qd7 12.Re1 Rd8 
          13.Bb5+=; 8.Bb5 Bd7 9.Bd3 0–0 10.0–0 Qc7 11.c4 Nc6 12.Re1 Rfc8 
          13.Bb2+=; 8.c4 0–0 9.Bd3 Nc6 10.0–0 Qb6 11.Rb3 Qc7 12.Ra3 a5 
          13.Qb3+=) 8...0–0 9.0–0 Nbd7 10.Bb2 Nb6 11.Bd3 a5 12.Qe2 Qc7 
         A) 7...Qc7 8.Ba3 (8.Ra3 Bg7 9.0–0 0–0 10.c3 Nc6 11.Qb3 Bd7 12.Qb2 
          a6 13.c4+=; 8.c4 Bg7 9.0–0 0–0 10.Ra3 Nc6 11.Re1 Bg4 12.Bb2 Rfc8 
          13.h3+=; 8.Qe2 Bg7 9.0–0 0–0 10.Ra3 Nc6 11.c3 Bg4 12.h3 Bd7 13.Qe3+= 
         ; 8.0–0 Bg7 9.Ra3 0–0 10.c3 Nc6 11.Re1 Bg4 12.Nf1 a6 13.Bg5+=) 
          8...Bg7 9.0–0 0–0 10.Re1 Nc6 11.d5 Ne5 12.Ne5 de5 13.Nf3+=;
         B) 7...Bh6 8.c3 (8.0–0 0–0 9.Ra3 Nc6 10.d5 Nb4 11.Be2 a5 12.Bb2 
          e5 13.Bc3+=; 8.Ba3 0–0 9.0–0 Bg4 10.Qb1 Qc7 11.h3 Bc8 12.Bb2 b6 
          13.c4+=; 8.Ra3 0–0 9.0–0 Nc6 10.d5 Nb4 11.Bb5 Bd7 12.Bd7 Qd7 
          13.Bb2+=; 8.h3 0–0 9.0–0 Nc6 10.Ra3 d5 11.c3 Qc7 12.ed5 Nd5 13.Re1+= 
         ) 8...0–0 9.Ra3 Nc6 10.0–0 d5 11.Qb3 Bf4 12.Re1 b6 13.ed5=;
         C) 7...Nc6 8.Ra3 (8.0–0 Bg7 9.Ra3 0–0 10.c3 Bg4 11.h3 Bd7 12.d5 
          Na5 13.Qe2+=; 8.c3 d5 9.Ba3 Bg7 10.0–0 0–0 11.Qb3 a6 12.e5 Nh5 
          13.Bc5-/+; 8.Ba3 Bg7 9.d5 Nb8 10.Bb2 0–0 11.Bd4 b6 12.0–0 Qc7 
          13.Re1+=; 8.d5 Nb8 9.Ra3 Bg7 10.Bb2 0–0 11.0–0 Nbd7 12.Nb3 b6 
          13.Qa1+=) 8...Bg7 9.d5 Na5 10.Bb2 b6 11.0–0 0–0 12.Bd4 e6 13.Qa1=;
         D) 7...Bg7 8.0–0 (8.c3 0–0 9.0–0 Nc6 10.d5 Na5 11.Re1 Bd7 12.Ba3 
          b5 13.c4+=; 8.Ra3 0–0 9.c3 Nc6 10.0–0 Bg4 11.h3 Bd7 12.d5 Na5 
          13.Qe2+=; 8.Ba3 0–0 9.0–0 Qc7 10.Qe2 Nc6 11.d5 Nd8 12.Bb2 e6 
          13.de6+=; 8.c4 0–0 9.0–0 Nc6 10.Ra3 Qb6 11.Rb3 Qc7 12.Ra3 Nb4 
          13.Be2+=) 8...0–0 9.Ra3 Nc6 10.Re1 Bg4 11.h3 Bd7 12.c3 Qc7 13.d5+=; 
         A) 7...Qc7 8.Ra3 (8.0–0 Bg7 9.Ra3 0–0 10.c3 Nc6 11.Re1 Bg4 12.d5 
          Na5 13.Qa4+=; 8.c4 Bg7 9.Ra3 0–0 10.0–0 Nc6 11.Bb2 Bg4 12.Qb3 Rfc8 
          13.Rfa1+=; 8.Ba3 Bg7 9.0–0 0–0 10.c4 Nc6 11.Bb2 Bg4 12.Qb3 Rfc8 
          13.Qe3+=; 8.Bd3 Bg7 9.Ra3 0–0 10.0–0 Bg4 11.h3 Bd7 12.c4 Nc6 
          13.Bb2+=) 8...Bg7 9.0–0 0–0 10.c3 Nc6 11.Re1 d5 12.e5 Nh5 13.Nb3=;
         B) 7...Bh6 8.Ra3 (8.0–0 0–0 9.Ra3 Nc6 10.c3 Qc7 11.Re1 Bd7 12.Qb3 
          Bf4 13.Bd3+=; 8.Ba3 0–0 9.0–0 Qc7 10.Re1 Nc6 11.Bb2 Bf4 12.Qb1 Bg4 
          13.d5+=) 8...0–0 9.0–0 Nc6 10.c3 Bf4 11.d5 Ne5 12.Ne5 de5 13.Qc2+=;
         C) 7...Bd7 8.c4 (8.0–0 Bg7 9.Ra3 0–0 10.Re1 Qc7 11.c3 Rc8 12.e5 
          de5 13.Ne5+=; 8.Ra3 Bg7 9.c3 0–0 10.Qb3 Qc7 11.0–0 Nc6 12.Rd1 Rfc8 
          13.Ng5+=; 8.Bd3 Bg7 9.Ra3 0–0 10.c3 Qc7 11.Qb3 Nc6 12.0–0 Rfc8 
          13.Re1+=; 8.Ba3 Bg7 9.0–0 0–0 10.c4 Nc6 11.Qb3 Qc7 12.Rfb1 b6 
          13.Bb2+=) 8...Bg7 9.Qb3 Qc7 10.Ba3 b6 11.0–0 Nc6 12.Bb2 0–0 
         D) 7...Bg7 8.c4 (8.Ra3 0–0 9.0–0 Qc7 10.c3 Bg4 11.Bd3 Rc8 12.h3 
          Bd7 13.Qb3+=; 8.Ba3 0–0 9.0–0 Nc6 10.d5 Nb8 11.Bb2 Nbd7 12.Bd4 Nc5 
          13.Bc4+=; 8.0–0 0–0 9.Ra3 Qc7 10.c3 Bd7 11.Qb3 Nc6 12.Rd1 Rfc8 
          13.Ng5+=) 8...Nc6 9.Ra3 0–0 10.Qb3 Qc7 11.0–0 Bg4 12.Qe3 a5 13.h3+=) 
    7...de5 8.de5 Nd5 9.Ra3 Nc6 
       (9...Bg7 10.Bc4 Nb6 11.Bb3 Nc6 12.Qe2 Qc7 13.e6-/+) 
       (10.Bb5 Bg7 (10...Bf5 11.Nd4 Qd7+= 12.N2f3 e6 13.Rb3+=) 11.Rd3 Bf5 
       12.Ra3 Ndb4 13.Ba4–+) 
       (10...Bf5 11.0–0-/+ Bg7 12.Re1 0–0 13.Bb2-/+) 
    11.0–0+= Ne6 
       (11...Bh6 12.Ne4 (12.Re1+= 0–0 13.Re4-/+) 12...Qd1 13.Rd1+=; 
       11...Bg7 12.Nb3 Ne6 13.Qe2+=) 
       (12.Bb2 Bg7+= 13.Qe2+=) 
    12...Bg7-/+ 13.Re1 
       (13.Bb2 Qc7-/+) 
       (13...Qc7 14.Qe2-/+) 
    14.Bb2 0–0 15.Rd3 Qb6 16.Qc1 
       (16.Qa1 Nc5 17.Rde3 Be6-/+) 
    16...Nc5 17.Ra3 
       (17.Rc3 Na4 18.Rb3 Qc7-/+) 
    17...Be6 18.Bf1 
       (18.Bc3 Rfd8-/+) 
    18...Rfd8 19.Nc4 Qc7 20.Ng5 
       (20.Qe3 Nb4 21.Qe2 a6-/+) 
    20...b5–+ 21.Nd2 b4 22.Rae3 Bh6 
       (22...Bf5 23.Nb3 Ne6 24.Ne6 Be6 25.Qa1–+) 
    23.c3-/+ Bg5 
       (23...Rac8 24.cb4 Nb4 25.Rd1–+) 
    24.hg5 Rac8 25.cb4 
       (25.Nf3 b3-/+) 
    25...Nb4–+ 26.Ba3 Nbd3 27.Bd3 Nd3 
       (worse is 27...Rd3 28.Nf3 Qa5 29.Bc5 Rc5 30.Qc5 Qc5 31.Rd3-/+) 
    28.Qc7 Rc7 29.Rf1 
       (29.Bd6 Rc1 30.Rf1 Rf1 31.Nf1 Nf2 32.Be7–+) 
    29...Ne5! 30.Re5 Rd2 31.Rb1 Rd8 
       (31...Kg7 32.Rb8 Rcc2 33.Be7 Rf2 34.Bf6 Rf6 35.gf6 Kf6 36.Ra5–+) 
       (32.Reb5 f6–+) 
       (32...Rcd7 33.Ra1–+) 
       (33.Ra5 Bf5 34.Ra1 Rd4-/+) 
       (33...Rcd7 34.Bc5–+) 
    34.Rb6 Bc4 
       (34...Ra8 35.Ra5 Bc4 36.Bb2–+) 
       (35.Rc5 Rc5 36.Bc5–+) 
    35...Bd3 36.Bb2 Ke8 37.Re3 
       (37.Kg3 Rcd7–+) 
    37...a5 38.Ba3 
       (38.Rb3 Bf5–+) 
       (38...Rcd7 39.Kg3–+) 
       (39.Rd6 Bb5–+) 
       (39...Rd6?! 40.Rd6 Bc4 41.Rd2-/+) 
    40.Bb4 Bc2 41.Ra6 Rb7 42.Bc5 Rc8 43.Ra5 e6 
       (43...Bb3 44.Kg3–+) 
       (44.Rc3 Bd1 45.Bd4 Rc3 46.Bc3 Kd7–+) 
    44...Kd7 45.Be5 Rc4 46.Re2 Kc6 47.Rd2 Kb6 48.Ra8 Kb5 49.Rd6 Kb4 50.Rda6 
    Kb3 51.Ra5 
       (51.R8a7 Ra7 52.Ra7 Be4–+) 
    51...Be4 52.R8a6 Bc6 53.Kh3 
       (53.Ra7 Ra7 54.Ra7 Rc2–+) 
    53...Rc2 54.g4 
       (54.Kh4 Rb4–+) 
       (better is 54...Rd7 55.f5 Rd3 56.Kh4–+) 
       (55.Ra7 Bf1 56.Kg3 Rg2 57.Kh3 Rb4 (57...hg4?! 58.Kh4 Ra7 59.Ra7–+) 
       58.gh5 Rg5 59.Kh2 Rh5 60.Kg1 f6 61.Kf1 fe5 62.fe5 Rh2–+) 
    55...Ba6 56.Ra6 gh5 57.g6 fg6 58.Re6 a3 59.Rg6 Rc1 
       (59...a2 60.Kh4 Rh2 61.Kg3–+) 
       (60.Rg3 Ka4–+) 
    60...a2 61.Kh4 Rb5 62.Bf6 
       (62.Kg3 h4! 63.Kf3 Rc2–+) 
    62...Rh1 63.Kg3 Rg1 64.Kf3 Rg6 Line
    (21) Shirazi,Kamran (2420) – Bonin,Jay R (2385)
    New York op2, 1990
    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.b4 cb4 (= 1.b4 c5 2.e4 cb4 3.Nf3 Nc6) 4.d4 d5 
    5.ed5 Qd5 6.c4 bc3 
       (6...Qd6 7.Bb2 Bg4 8.Be2 Nf6 9.d5 Bf3 10.Bf3 Ne5 11.Be2 Ned7 12.0–0 
       e5 13.de6 fe6 14.Bh5 g6 15.Bf3 Qb6 16.Nd2 Bc5 17.a3 0–0 18.ab4 Bb4 
       19.Qe2 Rae8 20.Ne4 e5 21.Rfd1 Fernandez,A (2310)–Ermenkov,E (2520)/
       Alicante 1978/½–½) 
    7.Nc3 Qa5 
       (7...Qd8 8.d5 Nb8 9.Ne5 Nd7 10.f4 Ne5 11.fe5 e6 12.Bb5 Bd7 13.Qa4 Bb5 
       14.Nb5 Qd7 15.Nc7 Kd8 16.Qd7 Kd7 17.Na8 Bb4 18.Bd2 Bd2 19.Kd2 Ne7 
       20.d6 Nd5 21.Nc7 Nc7 22.dc7 ttttttttttttt (1645)–bibin (1710)/kurnik 
    8.d5 e6 9.Bd2N 
       (9.dc6 Qc3 10.Bd2 Qc6 11.Be2 (11.Rc1 Qd6 12.Rc8 Rc8 13.Bb5 Rc6 
       14.0–0 Nf6 15.Qa4 a6 16.Ba6 Qa3 17.Bb5 Qa4 18.Ba4 Nd7 19.Bc6 bc6 
       20.Bc3 c5 21.a4 f6 22.Re1 Kf7 23.Rb1 Bd6 24.Kf1 Rb8 25.Rb8 Bb8 
       Grabczewski,R–Klaput,E/Ch Poland Katowice POL 1961/½–½ (39)) 
       11...Bc5 12.0–0 Ne7 13.Ne5 Qd5 14.Qa4 Bd7 15.Nd7 Qd7 16.Bb5 Nc6 
       17.Rfd1 0–0 18.Bc3 Qc7 19.Rd3 e5 20.Rg3 Nd4 21.Bd3 Rad8 22.Rc1 Qe7 
       23.Qd1 g6 Voigt,M (2295)–Gollasch,T (2125)/IHEM, Hamburg GER 2002/1/
       2–½ (68)) 
       (9...ed5 10.Bb5 Qd8 11.0–0-/+) 
       (better is 10.dc6!? Bc3 11.Rc1 Bd2 12.Qd2 Qd2 13.Kd2 bc6 14.Rc6-/+) 
    10...ed5-/+ 11.a3 Bd6 12.Bb5 Nge7 13.Ne4 Qd8 14.Nd6 Qd6 15.Bb4 Qf6 16.0–0 
    0–0 17.Bc6 bc6 
       (17...Nc6?! 18.Bf8 Kf8 19.Rd1=) 
    18.Re1 Re8 19.Qc5 Be6 20.Bc3 Qf4 21.Nd4 Nf5 22.g3 
       (22.Nf5 Bf5 23.Re8 Re8 24.Qc6 Qe4-/+) 
    22...Qd6–+ 23.Qd6 Nd6 24.Bb4 Ne4 
       (24...Nc4!? 25.Nc6 a5 26.Bc5–+) 
    25.Nc6-/+ a5 
       (25...Ng5!? 26.Red1 Kh8-/+) 
    26.Na5+= Ng5 27.Rec1 d4 28.Rc5 h6 29.Nc6 Bh3 
    30.f4 Nf3 31.Kf2 Nh2 32.Rh5 Bd7 33.Ne7 Re7 34.Be7 Ng4 35.Kg1 f5 36.Rd1 
    Rc8 37.Bb4 Rc2 38.Rh4 Ne3 39.Rd4 Rg2 40.Kh1 Bc6 41.Rd6?? 
       (41.Rd8 Kf7 42.Rd6–+) 
    41...Bf3 42.g4 
       (42.Rd8 Kh7 43.Rh6 Kh6 44.Rh8 Kg6 45.Rh2 Rf2 46.Rg2 Rf1 47.Kh2 Ng4 
       48.Kh3 Rh1 49.Rh2 Rh2#) 
       (42...Rg3 43.Kh2 Nf1#) 
    43.Kh2 Nf1 
       (43...Rh4?! 44.Kg3 Ng2 45.Rd8 Kh7 46.Kf3 Nf4 47.Be1–+) 
    44.Kh3 Bg2# 

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