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Literatur_Sokolski_Opening - compiled by Peter Markus Steiner (in German)


Prof. Carlo Alberto PAGNI

of Italy

    (All annotations below by Fritz)
    (Games' source: Marek's 1.b4 database)
    (1) Pagni,Carlo Alberto – Rosenhahn,Eberhard
    ICCF TT–4–90–SF1, 1992
    1.b4 b5 2.Bb2 Bb7 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.a3 a6 6.c4 bc4 7.Bc4 d6 
       (7...d5 8.Be2=) 
       (8.0–0 d5 9.Be2 c5+=) 
    8...Nbd7 9.d4 
       (9.0–0 d5 10.Be2 Bd6+=) 
       (9...c5 10.bc5 dc5 11.0–0=) 
    10.0–0 0–0 11.Qe2 Nb6 
       (11...a5 12.ba5 Ra5 13.Rfb1=) 
    12.Bd3 Nbd5 13.Qc2 
       (13.Rac1 Qd7+=) 
    13...Nc3 14.Bc3 h6 
       (14...Bf3 15.gf3 Qd7 16.e4+=) 
       (15.e4 d5 16.e5 Ne4+/–) 
       (15...Bf3 16.gf3 d5 17.e4+=) 
       (16.e4 d5 17.e5 Ne4+=) 
    16...Rfc8+= 17.Rfd1 
       (17.Qe2 c5+=) 
    17...a5= 18.b5 
       (18.ba5 Bf3 19.gf3 Ra5=) 
    18...c6 19.Qe2 cb5 20.Bb5 Bc6 
       (better is 20...Bf3!? 21.gf3 Qd8=) 
    21.Rc6+/– Rc6 22.d5! 
       (22.Bc6?! Qc6 23.Rc1 Qb7=) 
       (22...Nd5 23.Nd4) 
       (worse is 23.Bd7 Re2 24.Bf6 
         A) worse is 24...gf6 25.Nd2+= (25.de6?! Rb8=);
         B) 24...Bf6–/+) 
    23...Qb5 24.Bf6 Bf6 25.de6 fe6 26.Rd6 
       (26.Qe4 Re8+/–) 
    26...Rb8 27.g3 
       (27.h3 Be7 28.Rd3 Qb1 29.Qb1 Rb1 30.Kh2 Ra1+=) 
    Qb1 ½–½
    (2) Pagni,Carlo Alberto – Manninen,Juha
    corr ICCF tt, 1990
    1.b4 d5 2.Nf3 Qd6 3.Ba3 b5 
       (3...Nf6 4.b5 c5 5.bc6 Qc6 6.Bb2=) 
    4.Nc3= c6 5.e4 d4 
       (5...a5 6.e5 Qg6 7.Nd4=) 
    6.e5+= Qd8 
       (6...Qd7 7.Ne2+=) 
    7.Ne2+/– d3 8.Ned4 dc2 
       (8...g5 9.e6 (worse is 9.cd3 g4+=; 9.Bd3?! g4=) 9...Nh6 10.Bb2+/– (worse is 10.cd3 
       (9.Nc2?! a5+=) 
       (better is 9...Bb7!?+/–) 
    10.Bb5!+– Bb7 
       (10...cb5 A pinning theme 11.Qc8) 
    11.Bc4 Qd8 12.Bf7! Kf7 Decoy theme: f7 13.Qf5 Nf6 14.ef6 gf6 
       (14...Qd5 15.Ne5 Ke8+–) 
    15.Ne5 Kg8 16.Qe6 Kg7 17.Nf5 1–0
    (3) Velker – Pagni,Carlo Alberto
    corr th, 1990
    1.b4 d5 2.Bb2 Bf5 3.e3 Nd7 4.f4 Ngf6 5.Nf3 e6 6.b5 c5 7.Be2 c4 8.a4 Bc5 
       (9.Nd4 Bg6=) 
    9...0–0+= 10.0–0 Ne4 
       (better is 10...a6+=) 
       (better is 11.d3 cd3 12.cd3=) 
    11...Bd4–+ 12.ed4 Qb6 
       (12...Ng5 13.fg5 Qg5 14.a5–+) 
    13.c3 Rac8 
       (13...Ng5 14.fg5 Qd8 15.d3–/+) 
       (14.Ne4 Be4 (worse is 14...de4 15.Na3+/–) 15.d3 cd3 16.Bd3 Nf6+=) 
       (14...Ng5!? 15.fg5 Qd8–/+) 
    15.a5+= Qd6 16.Ne4 Be4 17.Nc2 f5 
       (17...a6 18.b6+=) 
    18.a6= b6 19.g4 
       (better is 19.Nb4!?=) 
    19...Rce8 20.Nb4 fg4 
       (20...fg4 21.Bg4 Rf4–/+) 
    (4) Otto – Pagni,Carlo Alberto
    corr th, 1972
    1.b4 d5 2.Nf3 Bf5 3.e3 Nd7 4.Bb2 Ngf6 5.d4 e6 6.a3 Bd6 7.Nbd2 0–0 8.c4 c6 
    9.c5 Bc7 10.Nh4 
       (10.Be2 Ne4=) 
       (10...Bg4 11.Nhf3+=) 
    11.Be2 Ne4 12.g3 
       (12.Nf5 ef5 13.0–0 Qg5=) 
    12...Nd2 13.Qd2 Bh3 14.f4 f6 15.0–0–0 
       (15.Nf3 b5+=) 
       (15...b5 16.cb6 ab6 17.Qc2–/+) 
    16.f5 a5 
       (better is 16...ed4 17.ed4 b5–/+) 
       (better is 17.Bh5+=) 
    17...ab4–+ 18.ab4 Ra2 
       (18...ed4 19.Bd4 b6 20.cb6 Bb6 21.Qc3–+) 
       (19.e4 ed4 20.Kb1+=) 
    19...ed4–+ 20.ed4 b6 21.Bf3 White plans g5 
       (21.Kb1 Qa8 22.Qc2 bc5–+ (22...Bh2?! 23.Rh1 Bc7 24.Rh3=)) 
    21...bc5 22.bc5 
       (22.Kb1 Qa8 23.Rge1–+) 
    22...Qa8 23.g5 
       (23.Bg2 Rb8 24.Rde1 Ra1 25.Ba1 Qa1 26.Kc2 Rb2 27.Kd3 Rd2 28.Kd2 Qd4 
       29.Kc2 Bh2 30.Rgf1 Qc5 31.Kb1 Bg4 32.Bf3–+) 
    23...Ra1! 24.Ba1 Qa1 25.Kc2 Qa4 26.Kc1 
       (26.Kb1 Rb8 27.Qb2 Rb2 28.Kb2 fg5–+) 
    26...Rb8 27.Qe3 
       (27.Qb2 Bf4 28.Kb1 Rb2 29.Kb2–+) 
       (27...Qc4 28.Kd2 Ba5 29.Qc3 Qc3 30.Ke2 Rb2 31.Rd2 Qd2) 
    (5) Hansen – Pagni,Carlo Alberto
    corr th, 1990
    1.b4 d5 2.Bb2 Nf6 3.Nf3 Bf5 4.e3 Nbd7 5.d4 e6 6.a3 Bd6 7.c4 c6 8.Nbd2 0–0 
    9.Be2 Re8 10.0–0 Ne4 11.c5 Bc7 12.a4 Nd2 13.Qd2 Nf6 14.Bd3 Bd3 15.Qd3 Nd7 
    16.Rfc1 e5 17.de5 Ne5 18.Ne5 Be5 19.Rab1 Bb2 20.Rb2 Re4 21.f3 
       (21.a5 Qf6 22.Rcb1 Rc4=) 
    21...Re7 22.Rd2 Qe8 23.Kf2 
       (23.Re1 a5 24.b5 Re5=) 
       (23...Re5 24.Re2+=) 
    24.Re2 Qd7 25.Rce1 Rae8 
       (25...a5 26.b5=) 
       (26.e4 d4+=) 
    (6) Pagni,Carlo Alberto – Merten,Rainer
    corr 3GMM–55, 1995
    1.b4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bb2 Bf5 4.e3 e6 5.a3 c5 6.Bb5= Nbd7 7.Ne5 
       (7.Bf6 Qf6 8.d4 a6 (worse is 8...cb4 9.Ne5 0–0–0 10.Nd7 Rd7 11.Bd7 Kd7 
       12.ab4+=) 9.Bd7 Kd7 10.bc5 Bc5+=) 
       (7...Qb6 8.c4+=) 
    8.Nd7= Nd7 9.Bd7 Qd7 10.bc5 Qb5 11.Bd4 Bc5 12.Bg7 
       (12.Nc3 Qc6=) 
    12...Rg8+= 13.g4 Rg7 
       (13...Bg4 14.Qg4 Bf8 15.Nc3+=) 
    14.gf5= d4 15.c3 
       (15.fe6 Qb2 16.ef7 Rf7–+) 
       (15...Qb2 16.cd4 Bd4 17.Qa4 Kf8 18.Qd4 Qc1 19.Ke2 Qh1 20.Qd6 Kg8 
       21.fe6 fe6 22.Qe6 Kh8 23.Qd6+=) 
    16.de3= Black gets strong play along the open d–file 16...Qb2 17.Nd2 
    0–0–0 18.Rb1 Qa2 
       (18...Qa3 19.Qc2 Rdg8 20.Nc4 Rg1 21.Ke2 Rh1 22.Rh1+–; 
       18...Qc3?! 19.fe6 fe6 20.Rb3=) 
    19.Ra1 Qd5 
       (19...Qd5 20.e4 Bf2 21.Kf2 Qd2 22.Qd2 Rd2 23.Ke3 Rgg2+=) 
    Line +=
    (7) Pagni,Carlo Alberto – Kellermann
    corr ICCF, 1997
    1.b4 d5 2.Nf3 Bf5 3.Bb2 e6 4.e3 Nf6 5.a3 c5 6.Bb5 Nbd7 7.Bf6 Qf6 8.d4 cd4 
       (8...cb4 9.Ne5 0–0–0 10.Nd7 Rd7 11.Bd7 Kd7 12.0–0+=) 
    9.Nd4 0–0–0 10.Nd2 Ne5 
       (10...Bg6 11.c4 e5 12.N4f3=) 
    11.Nf5 Qf5 12.0–0 g5 13.Qe2 Bg7 
       (13...Qc2?? 14.Rfc1 Qc1 15.Rc1 Kb8 16.Nf3+–) 
    14.Rad1 Kb8 
       (14...Qc2?? 15.Rc1 Qc1 16.Rc1 Kb8 17.Nb3+–) 
    15.e4 Qf4 ½–½
    (8) Kuhlmann,Antonius Egidius J – Pagni,Carlo Alberto
    corr ICCF TT–4–90–12, 1990
    1.b4 d5 2.Bb2 Bf5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Nbd7 5.Be2 e6 6.b5 Bd6 7.Nh4 Bg6 8.Ng6 
    hg6 9.h3 Rc8 
       (9...Qe7 10.c4=) 
    10.c4 dc4 11.Bc4 c5 12.a4 
       (12.d3 Ne5=) 
    12...Ne5+= 13.Be2 Nd5 
       (13...c4 14.Qc2+=) 
    14.f4 Nf4 
       (14...Qh4!? 15.Kf1 Nd7=) 
    15.ef4+= Qh4 16.Kf1 Qf4 17.Ke1 
       (better is 17.Bf3+=) 
       (17...Qh4 18.Kf1=) 
       (better is 18.Bg4 Nd3 19.Ke2 Nb2 20.Qb3+–) 
    18...Qf4= 19.Ke1 
       (19.Kg1 c4 20.Bf3 Bc5 (worse is 20...Nf3 21.Qf3 Qf3 22.gf3+=) 21.Kf1 Nd3 (
       21...Nf3 22.Qf3 Qf3 23.gf3+=) 22.Bg7 Nf2–+) 
    (9) Pagni,Carlo Alberto – Buss,Michael
    corr ICCF TT–4–90, 1992
    1.b4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bb2 Bg4 4.e3 e6 5.b5 a6 6.a4 ab5 7.ab5 Ra1 8.Ba1 Bd6 
    9.Be2 0–0 10.d3 
       (10.h3 Bf3 11.Bf3 Nbd7=) 
       (10...c6 11.bc6 bc6 12.0–0+=) 
    11.c3 Bd6 12.Nbd2 Nbd7 13.0–0 c6 
       (13...e5 14.c4=) 
    14.bc6 bc6 15.c4 Qa5 16.Qc2 Rb8 17.h3 Bh5 18.Bc3 Qc7 19.Rc1 e5 20.cd5 cd5 
    21.Qd1 Qa7 22.Nf1 Ba3 23.Rc2 e4 24.de4 de4 25.Nd4 Be2 26.Ne2 Qb6 27.Nfg3 
    g6 28.Bd4 Bc5 
       (28...Qb1!? 29.Qb1 Rb1 30.Kh2 Bd6+=) 
    (10) Pagni,Carlo Alberto – Velker
    corr th, 1990
    1.b4 d5 2.Bb2 Bf5 3.e3 Nf6 4.c4 e6 5.Nf3 dc4 6.Bc4 Nbd7 7.a3 Be7 8.d4 0–0 
       (8...Nb6 9.Bd3=) 
       (9.0–0 c6=) 
       (9...Nb6 10.Bd3=) 
    10.0–0 c6 11.Ne2 
       (11.Bd3 Bd3 12.Qd3 a5=) 
       (11...a5 12.Ng3=) 
       (12.Bd3 Bd3 13.Qd3 Qd5=) 
    12...a5 13.ba5 Ra5 14.Ne5 Nbd5 
       (14...Nfd7 15.Ng3 Bh7 16.f4=) 
       (15.Ng3 Bh7=) 
       (15...Nd7 16.Ng3 Ne5 17.de5=) 
    16.Bc2 Bc2 17.Qc2 Qa6 Increasing the pressure on the isolated pawn on a3
       (18.e4 Nc7=) 
    18...Ra8 The pressure on the isolated pawn grows 19.Nc5 
    19...Bc5–/+ 20.dc5 Nd7 21.e4 Rc5 
       (21...Rc5 22.Qd2 N5f6–/+) 
    (11) Pagni,Carlo Alberto – Fritz,Harry
    corr 3GMM–55, 1995
    1.b4 d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bb2 Nf6 4.a3 Bd6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.c4 b6 7.cd5 ed5 8.Bb5 a6 
       (8...c5 9.Bc6 Rb8 10.0–0=) 
    9.Bc6+= Ra7 10.Qc2 
       (10.Bf6 Qf6 11.Nc3 Qg6+=) 
    10...0–0 11.Nc3 Bb7 12.Qd3?? The pressure on d5 grows 
       (better is 12.Bb7 Rb7 13.Qd3=) 
       (12...Bc6 13.0–0 Re8–+) 
    (12) Norman – Pagni,Carlo Alberto
    corr th, 1990
    1.b4 e6 2.Bb2 Nf6 3.a3 d5 4.e3 c5 5.bc5 Bc5 6.Be5 Nc6 
       (6...Nbd7 7.Nf3+=) 
       (7.Bb5 Bd7 8.Bc6 Bc6+=) 
    7...0–0 8.d4 
       (8.Nf3 Ne4+=) 
    8...Bd6 9.Bd3 e5 
       (9...Ne4 10.Be4 de4 11.Nd2+=) 
    10.de5 Be5 
       (10...Ne5 11.Nf3 Bg4 12.Nbd2+=) 
    11.Nf3 Bg4 12.Be2 
       (12.0–0 Bc3 13.Nc3 d4–/+) 
       (12...Bf3 13.Bf3 Qc7 14.Ra2+=) 
    13.Nc3 Qa5 14.Qd2 Rac8 
       (14...Rfd8 15.Rb1+=) 
    15.Nb5 Bf3 16.Qa5 Na5 17.Bf3 Rc2 18.Na7 Rb2 19.a4 d4 
       (19...Nb3 20.Rd1+=) 
    20.0–0 de3 
       (20...d3 21.Rfb1 Rb1 22.Rb1+=) 
    21.fe3= Nb3 
       (21...Ra8 22.Nb5+=) 
    22.Rab1 Rb1 23.Rb1 Nc5 24.a5 
       (24.Nb5 Na4 25.Nd6 Rb8=) 
    24...Ra8 25.a6 Ra7 26.Bb7?? 
       (better is 26.ab7 Nb7 27.Rb7 Rb7 28.Bb7=) 
       (26...Na6?! 27.Ba6 Kf8 28.Bc4+=) 
       (27.Bc8 Na6 28.Ra1 Ne4–+) 
    27...Nb7 28.ab7 Rb7 29.Kf2 Rb3 30.Rc8 
       (30.Rc4 Ke7–+) 
    30...Ke7 31.Rc4 Kd6 32.Ra4 Nd5 33.Re4 
       (33.Ra7 Ke6 34.Ra6 Kf5–+) 
    33...f5 34.Re8 Nf6 35.Rd8 Ke5 
       (35...Ke5 36.h3 Rb2 37.Kg1 Re2–+) 
    (13) Pagni,Carlo Alberto – Trigance,Eric
    corr ICCF TT–4–90–SF1, 1990
    1.b4 e5+= 2.Bb2 Qe7 3.a3 a5 4.Nc3 
       (4.b5 d5=) 
    4...Nf6+= 5.Nb5 d5 6.ba5 
       (6.f4 Ng4 (worse is 6...ab4 7.Be5 Ra3 8.Bc7+/–) 7.fe5 Ne5+=) 
    6...Ra5 7.e3 c6 8.Nc3 Bg4 9.Be2 Qe6 10.Nf3 Bd6 11.h3 Bf3 12.Bf3 Nbd7 
       (13.Be2 0–0–/+) 
    13...d4–/+ 14.Ne2 0–0 15.Ng3 Rfa8 16.Qb1 Nc5 17.d3 Rb5 
       (17...b5 18.Nf5–/+) 
    18.Qa2 Qa2 19.Ra2 Na4 20.Ba1 Nb6 21.Bb2 Rba5 22.0–0 Ba3 23.Ba3 Ra3 24.Rb2 
    Nfd7 25.Rfb1 Ra1 26.Bg4 R8a2 
       (26...R8a7 27.Ra1 Ra1 28.Kh2–/+) 
       (27.Bd7 Rb2 28.Ra1 Nd7 29.Ra8 Nf8–/+) 
       (27...Ra2?! 28.Bd7 Nd7 29.Rb7=) 
    28.Kh2 g6 29.h4 Nc5 30.h5 Kg7 31.Ne2 Nba4 32.hg6 
       (32.f4 Kf6–/+) 
    32...hg6 33.f4 Kf6 
       (33...Kf6 34.g3 b5–/+) 
    (14) Buss,Michael – Pagni,Carlo Alberto
    ICCFTT/40Final (year?) ;Inf 04
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.Be5 Nf6 4.c3 Ba5 5.Na3 d5N 
         A) 6.Nf3 0–0 (6...d5 7.Qa4 0–0 8.e3 Ne4 9.Bb5 Ne5 10.Ne5 Qf6 
          11.Nf3 Nc3 12.Qa5 Nb5 13.Rc1 Qb2 14.Rb1 Qa3 15.Qb5 Qa2 16.0–0 c6 
          17.Qc5 Qa6 18.Qe7 Qd3 19.Ne5 Qd2 20.Qd6 f6 21.Rfd1 Comet 
          B25–Crafty 19.01/0–1 (40)) 7.Nc4 d6 8.Bf6 Qf6 9.g3 Be6 10.Na5 
          Na5 11.Bg2 c6 12.0–0 Rfc8 13.Qa4 Nc4 14.Qb4 Qe7 15.d4 a5 16.Qa4 b5 
          17.Qc2 Rab8 18.a3 Re8 19.e3 f5 20.Nh4 Qd7 bonaparte 
          (2155)–inspector (2330)/net– 2008/1–0 (35);
         B) 6.Bg3 Ne4 (6...d5 7.e3 Ne4 8.Nf3 Ng3 9.hg3 Qe7 10.Qa4 Bd7 
          11.Bb5 Qc5 12.Nd4 Bb6 13.Bc6 bc6 14.Rb1 0–0 15.Nac2 Qd6 16.Qa6 Qg6 
          17.Rb2 Rab8 18.Nb4 c5 19.Nd5 Qd6 20.Qd3 h6 21.Nf3 Fritz 6–EXchess 
          3.11/1–0 (55)) 7.Nc4 d5 8.Na5 Na5 9.Qa4 c6 10.e3 b5 11.Qc2 Bf5 
          12.d3 Ng3 13.hg3 Qf6 14.Be2 Rb8 15.g4 Bg6 16.Nf3 0–0 17.g5 Qe7 
          18.Qd2 Rfc8 19.Rc1 Nb7 20.Rb1 Fritz 8–Fritz 6/1–0 (82)) 
         A) 6...Nbd7 
            A1) 7.Bg3 0–0 (7...Ne4 8.e3 Ng3 9.hg3 Nf6 10.Rb1 Bb6+=
             ) 8.e3 Ne4 9.Be2 Qe7 10.Nc2 Ng3+=;
            A2) 7.Bf4 Ne4 (7...Nc5 8.e3 Nfe4 9.Be2 Nc3 10.dc3 Bc3+=/
             8) 8.e3 0–0 9.Be2 Ndf6 10.0–0 Nh5+=;
         B) 6...0–0 7.e3 Qe7 (7...Nc6 8.Bf4 Nh5 9.Bg5 f6 10.Bh4 Bf5= 
         ; 7...Nbd7 8.Bf4 Bb6 9.Be2 h6 10.h3 Re8=) 
          8.Qa4 Bb6 9.d4 Ne4 10.Qb3 Bf5+=) 
         A) 7.Bg3 Ne4 (7...0–0 8.Nf3 Ne4 9.Be2 Qe7 10.Nb5 a6+= 
         ; 7...Bb6 8.Nf3 Ne4 9.Be2 Ng3 10.hg3 Nf6+=) 8.Nf3 0–0 
          9.Rb1 Ndf6 10.Be2 Ng3+=;
         B) 7.Bf4 Ne4 (7...0–0 8.Nf3 Re8 9.Be2 Nc5 10.0–0 Bf5= 
         ; 7...Nc5 8.Nf3 Nfe4 9.Be2 Nc3 10.dc3 Bc3+=; 7...c5 
          8.Nf3 Ne4 9.Rb1 g5 10.Bg3 g4=) 8.Nf3 0–0 9.Rb1 Ndf6 
          10.Bd3 Qe7+=) 
       (7.Nf3 Nc6 (7...Nbd7 8.Bf4 Bb6 9.Be2 Nh5 10.Bg5 f6=) 
       8.Bf4 Nh5 9.Bg5 f6 10.Bh4 Bb6=) 
       (7...Qe7 8.Bf6 Qf6 9.Bd3 c6 10.Nc2 Nd7+=; 
       7...Bb6 8.Nf3 Nbd7 9.Bf4 Re8 10.Be2 Nf8+=; 
       7...Re8 8.Nf3 Bb6 9.d4 Ne4 10.Qc2 Ba5+=) 
       (8.Bf4 Nc5 9.Nf3 Bf5 10.Nc2 Rb8+=) 
    8...Nc5 9.Nf3 Bf5 
       (9...Nce4 10.Be2 Ng3+=) 
    10.Nc2 Nfe4 
    11.Be2 c6 12.0–0 Ng3 13.fg3 Be4 14.Nfd4 Bb6 15.d3 Bg6 16.Qd2 Re8 17.Rf2 
    f6 18.Nf5 Qc7 19.Nh4 Bf7 20.Bg4 Ba5 21.Nd4 Na4 22.Rc1 c5 23.Ne2 Rad8 
    24.Nf5 Be6 25.Qc2 Bd7 26.Rcf1 
       (26.Rf4!? Nb6 27.Qd2+=) 
    26...g6–/+ 27.Nh6 Kg7 28.Rf6 Kh6 29.Rf7 Re3 
       (29...Bg4 30.Rc7 Bc7 31.Qa4 Be2 32.Rf7+/–) 
    30.Qc1 d4 31.R1f3 Bg4 32.cd4 
       (32.Rc7 Bf3 (32...Bc7?? 33.cd4 Kg7 34.Re3+–) 33.cd4 Rde8=) 
       (32...cd4? 33.Rc7 Bf3 34.Nd4+–) 
    33.Re3 Qf7 34.Re7 Kg7 35.Rf7 Kf7 36.Qc4 Kf8 37.Qa4 Bd2 38.Nf4 
       (38.dc5 Be2 39.h3 Be3 40.Kh2 a6= (40...Bc5 41.Qf4 Kg7 42.Qc7 Kh6 
       43.Qc5 Bd3 44.Qc1 g5 45.h4+–)) 
    38...g5 39.Nd5 
       (39.Nd5 Re1 40.Kf2 Re2 41.Kf1 Re1 42.Kf2 Re2 43.Kf1 Re1 44.Kf2=) 
    (15) Pagni,Carlo Alberto – Buss,Michael
    corr ICCF TT/40 Final, 1990
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.Be5 Nf6 4.e3 d5 5.Nf3 0–0 6.Be2 Re8 7.0–0 Nc6 8.Bb2 
    Qe7 9.d3 Bf5 10.Nbd2 Rad8 11.a3 Ba5 12.Nb3 Bb6 13.Rb1N 
       (13.a4 Ng4 (13...Na5 14.Ba3 Qd7 15.Nc5 Bc5 16.Bc5 Nc6 17.h3 b6 
       18.Ba3 Na5 19.Qd2 Bh3 20.gh3 Qh3 21.Nh2 Re6 22.Rfd1 Nd7 23.Bf1 Rg6 
       24.Kh1 Qh4 25.f4 Re8 26.Bb2 c6 27.f5 Rg5 28.Bg2 Woelfelschneider,P 
       (2110)–Bonetti,S (2105)/TT–16, ETC 2005/½–½ (36)) 14.d4 Na5 15.Na5 
       (15.Ba3 Qf6 16.Nbd2 Qh6 17.Bd3 Be4 18.h3 Nf6 19.Ne5 c5 20.Bb5 Re6 
       21.c3 c4 22.Ne4 Ne4 23.Qg4 Nb3 24.Ra2 Nc3 25.Rc2 Nb5 26.ab5 Bc7 27.Nf3 
       Qg6 28.Qg6 Rg6 29.Rb1 Bd6 Reussner,H–Zillich,R/DESC 2004/0–1 (53))
        15...Ba5 16.Ba3 Qf6 17.c4 dc4 18.h3 Nh6 19.Bc4 c6 20.Bd3 Bd3 21.Qd3 
       Bc7 22.Rab1 Rd7 23.Rfc1 Nf5 24.Rb3 h6 25.Qb1 Bd6 26.a5 a6 27.Bc5 Bc5 
       Bonetti,S (2125)–Herrchen,R (1890)/PCM ETC 2006/1–0 (53)) 
         A) 14.Nbd4 Bd4 (14...Nd4 15.Nd4 Bd4 16.Bd4 b6 17.Qc1 c5 18.Ba1= 
         ) 15.Nd4 Nd4 16.Bd4 b6 17.Qc1 Rd6 18.c4=;
         B) 14.Nfd4 Nd4 (14...Bd4 15.Nd4 Nd4 16.Bd4 b6 17.Qc1 c5 18.Ba1= 
         ) 15.Nd4 Bd4 16.Bd4 b6 17.Qc1 c5 18.Ba1=;
         C) 14.Re1 a4 15.Nbd2 (15.Nbd4 Nd4 16.Nd4 Bd7 17.Qd2 Bc5 18.Bf3= 
         ) 15...Bc5 16.Qc1 Ng4 17.Bf1 Bb6 18.c4=;
         D) 14.a4 Nb4 (14...Bd7 15.Re1 Qd6 16.Nbd2 Nb4 17.c4 Qe7 18.cd5= 
         ) 15.Nbd4 (15.Re1 c5 16.Be5 Bg4 17.Nbd2 Ne4 18.Bb2= 
         ; 15.Be5 Bg4 16.Bb2 Bd7 17.Ba3 Ng4 18.d4=) 
          15...Bd7 16.c3 Na6 17.Re1 Bg4 18.Qc2=; 
         A) 14.Re1 
            A1) 14...Rd6 15.Bc3 (15.Nfd2 Be2 16.Qe2 Re6 17.c4 d4 18.e4= 
            ; 15.h3 Bf3 16.Bf3 Qe6 17.Qe2 Ne5 18.a4= 
            ; 15.Nfd4 Nd4 16.Nd4 Bd7 17.Nf3 Ba5 18.c3=; 15.Nbd4 
             Nd4 16.Nd4 Bd7 17.Nb3 c5 18.Bf3=) 15...a6 16.a4 Qe6 
             17.a5 Ba7 18.Nbd4=;
            A2) 14...Na5 15.Ne5 (15.h3 Be6 16.Nbd4 Bd7 17.Qd2 c5 18.Nb3= 
            ) 15...Be2 16.Qe2 Qe6 17.Qd2 Nb3 18.cb3= 
         B) 14.Qe1 
            B1) 14...a6 15.Qd1 (15.Qd2 d4 16.Nfd4 Nd4 17.Bd4 Bd4 18.Bg4= 
            ) 15...a5 16.Nbd4 Nd4 17.Nd4 Bd7 18.Bf3= 
            B2) 14...Rd7 15.Qd2 (15.a4 a6 16.a5 Ba7 17.Qd2 Qd6 18.h3= 
            ; 15.h3 Bf3 16.Bf3 Ne5 17.Be5 Qe5 18.d4=)
              15...Bf3 16.Bf3 Ne5 17.Be2 Neg4 18.Qb4=;
            B3) 14...a5 15.Nfd4 (15.Nbd4 Nd4 16.Nd4 Bd7 17.Qd2 Qd6 
             18.Rfc1=; 15.Qd1 Bd7 16.Qd2 a4 17.Nbd4 Nd4 18.Nd4= 
            ) 15...Nd4 16.Nd4 Bd7 17.Qd2 Qd6 18.Rfe1=
         C) 14.h3 Bf3 (14...Bc8 15.Re1 a5 16.Qd2 a4 17.Nbd4 Nd4 18.Nd4= 
         ) 15.Bf3 Ne5 16.a4 c6 17.Re1 Bc7 18.Be2=;
         D) 14.Qd2 Bf3 15.Bf3 Ne5 16.Be5 Qe5 17.d4 Qd6 18.Qb4= 
       (14.Re1 Ng4 15.Qd2 (15.h3 Nge5 16.Ne5 Ne5 17.Nd4 Bc8 18.Qd2=/
       10) 15...Bd7 16.Qc3 f6 17.d4 Na7 18.Bd3+=) 
       (14...a5 15.Re1 (15.Nbd4 Nd4 16.Nd4 Bd4 17.Bd4 b6 18.Qc1=
       ; 15.Nfd4 Nd4 16.Nd4 Bd4 17.Bd4 b6 18.Qc1=; 15.a4 Bd7 
       16.Qd2 Ra8 17.Bc3 Ra7 18.Rfe1=) 15...Bc8 16.Qd2 a4 
       17.Nbd4 Na7 18.Bc3=; 
       14...Bc8 15.Re1 Na5 16.Qd2 Nb3 17.cb3 c6 18.b4=; 
       14...Bd7 15.Qd2 (15.Re1 Na5 16.Qd2 Nb3 17.cb3 c6 18.Rbc1= 
      ) 15...Bc8 16.Rfe1 a5 17.a4 Nb4 18.Ba3=) 
       (15.Re1 Nc5 16.Nbd4 Nd4 17.Bd4 Ba5 18.c3=; 
       15.a4 Nde5 16.Bc3 Qf6 17.Kh1 Qd6 18.a5=) 
    15...Nd4 16.Nd4 Bd4 17.Bd4 c5 
       (17...b5 18.Bf3+=) 
    18.Bc3 d4 19.Ba5 Rb8 20.e4 b6 21.Bd2 b5 22.f4 Nb6 23.Bh5 Bc8 24.Qf3 Bb7 
    25.f5 Qh4 26.Bf4 Ra8 27.g3 Qf6 
       (27...Qh3?? 28.Bg4 Qf1 29.Qf1+–) 
    28.g4 Qh4 29.g5 Na4 30.Rbe1 Nc3 31.Qg4 Qg4 32.Bg4 
       (32.hg4? g6–+) 
    32...b4 33.ab4 cb4 34.e5 a5 35.e6 fe6 36.Bd6?? 
       (better is 36.Bh5 g6 37.fg6 hg6 38.Bg6=) 
    36...Nb5–/+ 37.Bf3?? 
       (37.Bg3 ef5 38.Re8 Re8 39.Rf5 Na3–/+) 
       (better is 37...Nd6 38.Re6 Bf3 39.Rd6 Be2–+) 
       (38.Bb7!? Rd6 39.Re5+=) 
       (38...Bd5 39.Bd5 Nc3 40.Be6 Kh8+–) 
    (16) Pagni,Carlo Alberto – Gunther
    corr th, 1990
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Nf6 3.Be5 Nc6 4.Bb2 Bb4 5.Nf3 0–0 6.e3 d5 7.Be2 Re8 8.0–0 
    Bg4 9.d3 Bd6 10.Nbd2 Ne5 11.Rb1 b6 
       (11...Rb8 12.Ne5 (12.Be5 Be5 13.Ne5 Be2 14.Qe2 Re5 15.Nf3 Re7 16.c4= 
      ; 12.c4 dc4 13.Ne5 Be5 14.Nc4 Be2 15.Qe2 Bb2 16.Rb2= 
      ) 12...Be2 13.Qe2 Be5 14.Be5 Re5 15.d4 Rh5 16.c4=/
       (12.Be5 Be5 13.Ne5 Be2 14.Qe2 Re5 15.d4 Rh5 16.Nf3=; 
       12.c4 dc4 (12...Qe7 13.Be5 Be5 14.Ne5 Be2 15.Qe2 Qe5 16.Nf3=/
       10; 12...Bf5 13.Ne5 Be5 14.Be5 Re5 15.Nf3 Re7 16.Nd4=)
        13.Ne5 Be2 14.Qe2 Be5 15.Nc4 Bb2 16.Rb2=) 
    12...Be2 13.Qe2 Be5 14.Be5 Re5 15.Nf3 
       (15.d4 Rh5 16.Nf3=) 
       (15...Re8 16.d4=) 
       (16.d4 Ne4 17.Rbc1 c5=) 
    16...Qd6 17.c3 Re8 18.Rh4 Rh4 19.Nh4 Re5 20.g3 d4 
       (better is 20...c5!?+=) 
    21.cd4+= White gets strong initiative 21...Qd4 
       (22.ed4 Re2 23.Rc1 Nd5–/+) 
    22...Qg4 23.h3! Qh5 
       (23...Qh3 24.Ne5) 
    24.g4 Rg5 25.Ng5 Qg5 26.Qf3 Nd5 27.Rc1 h5 28.Qf5 Qf5 29.gf5 c5 30.a3 f6 
    31.Kg2 Kf7 
       (31...Ne7 32.d4 cd4 33.ed4 Nf5 34.d5+–) 
    32.Kf3 g5 
       (32...Ke7 33.d4 cd4 34.ed4+–) 
    33.fg6 Kg6 34.Ke4 
       (34.Ke4 Nc7 35.d4+–) 
    (17) Pagni,Carlo Alberto – Kuhlmann,Antonius Egidius J
    corr ICCF TT–4–90–12, 1990
    1.b4 e5+= 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.Be5 Nf6 4.Nf3 0–0 5.e3 Nc6 6.Bb2 d5 7.Be2 Re8 8.0–0 
    Bg4 9.d3 Qd6 10.Nbd2 Rad8 
       (10...Qe6 11.Rb1+=) 
    11.h3 Bf5 12.Nb3 Ba3 13.Ba3 Qa3 14.Nbd4 Nd4 15.Nd4 Bg6 16.Rb1 c5 17.Nf3 
    b6 18.Qc1 Qc1 
       (18...Qa2?? 19.Ra1 Qa1 20.Qa1+–) 
    19.Rfc1 d4 20.e4 Nd5 21.ed5 
       (better is 21.Re1!? Nc3 22.Rb2+=) 
       (21...Re2 22.Nh4 Rd5 23.Ng6 hg6–/+) 
    (18) Pagni,Carlo Alberto – Borrmann,Fritz
    corr 3GMM–49, 1995
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.Be5 Nf6 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bb2 0–0 6.e3 d5 7.Be2 Re8 8.0–0 
    Bg4 9.d3 Qe7 10.a3 Bd6 11.Nbd2 Rad8 12.h3 Bh5 
       (12...Be6 13.Re1+=) 
    13.Re1 h6 
       (13...b5 14.Nb3+=) 
    14.Qb1= b6 
       (14...Nd7 15.e4 Bf3 16.Bf3=) 
    15.c4 White gets the initiative 15...dc4 16.Nc4 Bf3 17.Bf3 
       (worse is 17.gf3 Qe6 18.Kg2 Nd5+=) 
    17...Ne5 18.Ne5 Be5 19.d4 Bd6 20.Bc6 Rf8 
       (20...Nd7 21.Qf5+/–) 
    21.e4 Bf4 22.Qc2 h5 
       (22...Nd7 23.g3 Qg5 24.Kh2+/–) 
    23.e5 Nh7 
       (23...Nd7 24.Qf5 Bd2 25.Re2+–) 
       (24.a4 Qe6 25.d5+–) 
    (19) Pagni,Carlo Alberto – Otto
    corr th, 1972
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.Be5 Nf6 4.Nf3 0–0 5.e3 Nc6 6.Bb2 d5 7.Be2 Bg4 8.0–0 
    Re8 9.d4 Ne4 10.a3 Bd6 11.Nbd2 Re6 12.c4 
         A) 12...Bf3 13.Bf3 (13.Nf3 Na5 14.Qe1 c6 15.Nd2 Nd2 16.Qd2 Nc4 
          17.Bc4=) 13...Qg5= 14.c4 Nd2 15.Qd2 Rh6 16.Bd5 Rh3 17.Rfb1=;
         B) 12...Bf5 13.c4 Rg6 14.Kh1 Be7 15.Ne4 Be4 16.Bd3 Re6 17.Be4=;
         C) 12...Nd2 13.Qd2 Bf5 14.c4 Be4 15.c5 Be7 16.Qc3 b6 17.cb6=; 
         A) 12...a6 13.Ne4 de4 14.Nd2 Be2 15.Qe2 Qh4 16.g3 Qh3 17.f3=;
         B) 12...Qf6 13.c4 (13.Ne4 de4 14.Ne5 Be2 15.Qe2 Be5 16.de5 Qh4 
          17.Rfd1=; 13.Ne5 Be2 14.Qe2 Nd2 15.Qd2 Qh6 16.f4 Rae8 
          17.Bc1=; 13.Ba1 Qh6 14.Ne4 de4 15.Ne5 Be2 16.Qe2 b6 
          17.Ng4+=) 13...Nd2 14.Nd2 Be2 15.Qe2 Qg5 16.Rfd1 Rae8 
         C) 12...Rg6 13.Kh1 (13.Ne5 Be5 14.de5 Bh3 15.Ne4 de4 16.g3 Bf1 
          17.Bf1–+; 13.Ne4 de4 14.Ne5 Ne5 15.de5 Bh3 16.ed6 Bg2 
          17.Be5=; 13.Re1 Bh3 14.Bf1 b5 15.Qe2 b4 16.ab4 Bb4 
          17.c3+=) 13...Nd2 14.Nd2 Qh4 15.g3 Qh3 16.Bg4 Rg4 
         D) 12...Rb8 13.c4 (13.Re1 Bf5 14.c4 Nd2 15.Qd2 Rh6 16.h3 Bb1 
          17.Rb1–/+; 13.Qe1 Nd2 14.Nd2 Bf5 15.Qd1 Qf6 16.Bd3 Qh6 
          17.g3–/+; 13.a4 Nd2 14.Nd2 Bf5 15.Rc1 Rg6 16.g3 Nb4 
          17.c4+=; 13.h3 Bf5 14.Ne4 Be4 15.Nd2 Bg6 16.Re1 Qg5 
          17.Nf3+=) 13...Nd2 14.Nd2 Qh4 15.g3 Be2 16.Qe2 Qg5 
         E) 12...Qd7 13.c4 (13.Ne4 de4 14.Ne5 Be2 15.Qe2 Be5 16.de5 Ree8 
          17.Qc4=) 13...Nd2 14.Nd2 Be2 15.Qe2 Rh6 16.f4 dc4 
         F) 12...Rh6 13.h3 Bh3 14.Ne4 de4 15.gh3 ef3 16.Bf3 Qg5 17.Bg2–/+; 
       12.Rc1 Qf6 13.c4 (13.h3 Nd2 14.Qd2 Bh3 15.gh3 Qf5 16.Nh2 Bh2 17.Kh2–+ 
      ) 13...Nd2 14.Nd2 Be2 15.Qe2 Nd4 16.Bd4 Qd4 17.Rfd1+=; 
         A) 12...Qf6 13.c4 (13.h3 Bf3 14.Bf3 Qg5 15.Be4 de4 16.Qg4 Qg4 
          17.hg4=; 13.Rb1 Bf5 14.Ne4 Be4 15.Nd2 Bf5 16.Bf3 Rd8 
          17.h3+=) 13...Ne7 14.cd5 Nd5 15.Ne4 Re4 16.Qb3 Nb6 
         B) 12...Rg6 13.c4 (13.Rb1 Bh3 14.Bf1 b5 15.Qe2 b4 16.ab4 Bg4 
          17.Qb5–+; 13.Ra2 b5 14.Ne5 Be5 15.de5 Be2 16.Qe2 a6 
          17.f3+=) 13...Nd2 14.Nd2 Be2 15.Qe2 Qh4 16.f4 dc4 
         C) 12...a6 13.h3 (13.c4 Nd2 14.Nd2 Be2 15.Qe2 Rh6 16.h3 dc4 
          17.Nc4=; 13.Rb1 b5 14.h3 Bf5 15.Ne4 de4 16.d5 Rg6 
          17.dc6+=; 13.c3 Nd2 14.Qd2 Na5 15.Qc2 Qf6 16.Bc1 Nc4 
          17.a4–/+) 13...Bf3 14.Bf3 Qg5 15.Be4 de4 16.Qg4 Qg4 
         D) 12...Rb8 13.c4 (13.Rb1 Bf5 14.c4 Nd2 15.Qd2 Rh6 16.Bd3 Be4 
          17.cd5–/+) 13...Nd2 14.Nd2 Be2 15.Qe2 Rh6 16.h3 dc4 
         E) 12...a5 13.Rb1 (13.h3 Nd2 14.Qd2 Bh5 15.Qc1 Rg6 16.Ne5 Rh6 
          17.Nc6=; 13.c4 Nd2 14.Nd2 Be2 15.Qe2 Rh6 16.f4 dc4 
          17.Nc4=; 13.Ne4 de4 14.Nd2 Be2 15.Qe2 Qh4 16.f4 ef3 
          17.Nf3=; 13.c3 Bh5 14.Rc1 Rh6 15.h3 Rg6 16.c4 Qd7 
          17.Kf1=; 13.Qc1 Rg6 14.Rb1 Rb8 15.c4 Nd2 16.Nd2 Qh4 
          17.g3=; 13.Rf1 Nd2 14.Nd2 Qh4 15.g3 Be2 16.Qe2 Qg5 
          17.Qb5+=; 13.Ra2 Rg6 14.c4 Nd2 15.Nd2 Qh4 16.Bg4 Rg4 
          17.g3=) 13...Rg6 14.c4 Bh3 15.g3 Bf5 16.cd5 Ne7 17.Rc1+=;
         F) 12...Bh5 13.Qc1 (13.Rb1 Rh6 14.h3 Bg6 15.Ne4 Be4 16.Bd3 Rg6 
          17.c4=) 13...Rh6 14.h3 Qe7 15.c4 Nd2 16.Nd2 Be2 
         G) 12...Rc8 13.h3 Bh5 14.c4 dc4 15.Nc4 Ne7 16.Nd6 Qd6 17.Qb3=;
         H) 12...Nd2 13.Nd2 (13.Qd2 a6 14.Qd3 Qd7 15.c4 dc4 16.Qc4 Rh6 
          17.h4+=) 13...Be2 14.Qe2 Qh4 15.g3 Qg5 16.Qb5 Nd8 
         A) 12...Rg6 13.Re1 (13.Qc2 Nd2 14.Qd2 Bf3 15.Bf3 Bh2 16.Kh1 Qh4 
          17.Rfe1–+; 13.Kh1 Nd2 14.Nd2 Qh4 15.g3 Be2 16.Qe2 Qh3 
          17.Rg1+=; 13.Rb1 Nd2 14.Qd2 Bf3 15.Bf3 Bh2 16.Kh1 Qh4 
          17.Rfe1–+) 13...Nd2 14.Nd2 Be2 15.Qe2 Qg5 16.f4 Qf5 
         B) 12...Qf6 13.h3 (13.c4 Qh6 14.h4 Nd2 15.Qd2 Bf3 16.Bf3 Bh2 
          17.Kh1–+) 13...Bf5 14.c4 Nd2 15.Nd2 dc4 16.Nc4 Qg5 
         C) 12...Nd2 13.Qd2 Bf3 14.Bf3 Bh2 15.Kh1 Qh4 16.Rfb1 Rh6 17.g4–+; 
       12.a4 Qf6 13.h3 (13.c4 Qh6 14.h4 Nd2 15.Qd2 Bf3 16.Bf3 Bh2 17.Kh1–+ 
      ; 13.Rb1 Nd2 14.Nd2 Qh6 15.g3 Bf5 16.e4 Rae8 17.Bc3+= 
      ) 13...Bf5 14.c4 Nd2 15.Nd2 dc4 16.d5 c3 17.Bc3+=) 
       (12...Nd2 13.Nd2 Qh4 14.g3 Be2 15.Qe2 Qg5 16.Qf3 dc4 17.d5+/–) 
       (13.cd5?? Bh2 14.Kh1 Bg3 15.Kg1 Bf2 16.Rf2 Rh1 17.Kh1 Nf2 18.Kg1 Nd1 
       19.Rd1 Qd5–+; 
       13.h3 Nd2 14.Qd2 Bf3 15.Bf3 dc4 16.Bc6 bc6 17.e4=) 
       (13...Be7 14.cd5 Nd2 15.Nd2 Be2 16.Qe2 Qd5 17.Rfb1=) 
    14.Nd2 Bh3 
       (14...Be2 15.Qe2 dc4 16.Nc4 Ne7 17.e4=) 
    15.Re1 dc4 
       (15...Be7 16.cd5 Qd5 17.e4+=) 
       (16.Nc4 Qe7+= 17.e4+=) 
       (16...Rb8 17.Ne4=) 
       (17.Qa4 Qe7=) 
    17...Re8 18.e4 Na5 19.Bd3 c5 20.e5 Bf8 21.d5 
       (21.Bc1 Rb6 22.d5 c4=) 
    21...c4+= 22.Be2 Bc5 23.Ne3 Be3 24.fe3 Nb3 25.Ra2 b5 26.a4 a6 27.ab5 ab5 
    (20) Trigance,Eric – Pagni,Carlo Alberto
    corr ICCF tt, 1990
    1.b4 e5+= 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.Be5 Nf6 4.Nf3 0–0 5.e3 d5 6.Be2 c5 7.0–0 Nc6 8.Bb2 
    Bf5 9.d4 
       (9.Bb5 Qb6 10.Ba4 Ne4+=) 
    9...c4 10.Ne5 Qb6 11.Nc6 Qc6 12.a3 
       (12.Ba3 a5+=) 
    12...Bd6–/+ 13.Nc3 a6 14.h3 Qb6 
       (14...Bc7 15.Qd2–/+) 
    15.Rb1+= Bc7 16.Bg4 
       (16.e4 Be4 17.Ne4 Ne4–/+) 
    16...Qd6–/+ Threatening mate: Qh2 17.g3 
       (17.f4 Ng4 18.hg4 Bg6–+) 
    17...Ng4–+ 18.hg4 Bd7 
       (18...Bg6 19.Re1–/+) 
    19.Qf3–/+ Bc6 20.Kg2 Ba5 21.Rh1 Rae8 22.Qf5 Threatening mate... how? 
    22...g6 23.Qe4?? 
       (23.Qf4 Qf4 24.gf4 b5+=) 
       (better is 23...de4 24.Rbd1–+) 
       (24.Qe7 Re7 25.Na2 Ba4+=) 
       (better is 24...Qe4!? 25.f3 Qe3 26.Nf4–+) 
       (25.Qe7 Re7 26.gf5 Rf5+=) 
       (25...fe4 26.Bc3 Qf7 27.Ba5 Qf2 28.Kh3 Bd7 29.Kh4 Qe2 30.Rb7 Qh5) 
       (26.Qe7 Rfe7 27.Bc3 Bd8+=) 
       (better is 26...fe4 27.Nf4 c3–+) 
       (27.Qe7 Rfe7 28.Nf4 Bd6+=) 
       (better is 27...Bd8–/+) 
       (better is 28.gf4 Qe4 29.Rbc1=) 
    28...fe3–+ 29.f4 Qe4 30.Rc1 Bd7 31.c3 
       (31.Qh6 b5–+) 
    31...b5 32.Re1 
       (32.Rh2 Qf3–+) 
       (32...Qc2!? 33.Ba1–+) 
       (33.Kh2 Qf3 34.Rhf1 Qg4–+) 
       (33...Ree7 34.Re2 Qf3–+) 
    (21) Merten,Rainer – Pagni,Carlo Alberto
    corr 3GMM–55, 1995
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.Be5 Nf6 4.Nf3 0–0 5.e3 d5 6.Be2 c5 7.0–0 Nc6 8.Bb2 
    Bf5 9.c4 
       (9.Bb5 Re8+=) 
    9...d4 10.d3 
       (10.a3 d3 11.ab4 de2 12.Qe2 Bd3 (worse is 12...cb4 13.d4+=) 13.Bf6 gf6–/+ (
       13...Be2?! 14.Bd8 Bf1 15.Kf1+=)) 
       (10...Re8 11.a3 Ba5 12.Qb3 de3 13.Qb7–+) 
       (11.a3 Ba5 12.ed4 Rfe8=) 
    11...Rfe8+= 12.Nbd2 Rad8 13.Qc2 Ba5 14.Rfe1 Bg4 15.h3 
       (15.Rab1 Bc7+=) 
       (15...Bf3 16.Bf3 Nb4 17.Qb3–/+) 
    16.a3 Rd6 
       (16...Bd2 17.Qd2 Bf3 18.Bf3+=) 
    17.Nh4= Re6 18.Nf5 Be2?? 
       (better is 18...Qc7+=) 
       (19.Re2 Qc7+=) 
    19...R8e7 20.Re2 
       (20.Re2 Nh5 21.Rb1+–) 
    (22) Pagni,Carlo Alberto – Lezcano,Ruben Osvaldo
    corr 3GMM–55, 1997
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.Be5 Nf6 4.Nf3 0–0 5.e3 d5 6.Be2 c5 7.0–0 Nc6 8.Bb2 
    Re8 9.d3 Bf5 
       (9...Qe7 10.a3 Ba5 11.d4+=) 
    10.Nbd2 Qe7 
       (10...d4 11.a3 Ba5 12.Nb3 de3 13.fe3–/+) 
    11.Nb3= d4 12.a3 Bc3 13.Bc3 dc3 14.Qe1 Nd5 15.Kh1 Rad8 16.Nc1 
       (16.Ng1 Be6=) 
    16...Bg4+= 17.Ng1 Be6 
       (17...f5 18.Bg4 fg4 19.Nge2=) 
    18.Na2 Qf6 19.Bf3 Ne5 
       (19...c4 20.dc4 Nb6 21.Qc3 Qc3 22.Nc3 Bc4 23.Rfd1+/–) 
    20.Bd5 Bd5 21.Nc3 Bc6 22.f3 
       (22.e4 c4 23.f4 Ng4=) 
       (22...c4 23.d4 Ng6 24.Rd1=) 
    23.Nge2 Nd7 
       (23...b5 24.e4+=) 
    24.e4 ½–½
    (23) Kellermann – Pagni,Carlo Alberto
    corr ICCF, 1997
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.Be5 Nf6 4.Nf3 0–0 5.e3 d5 6.Be2 c5 7.0–0 Nc6 8.Bb2 
    Re8 9.d3 Ba5 10.Nbd2 d4 11.e4 Qe7 
       (11...Be6 12.Nb3 Bb6 13.c3+=) 
       (12.Nb3 Bc7+=) 
    12...Bc3 13.a3 
       (13.Bc3 dc3 14.Nb3 c4+=) 
    13...Bb2 14.Rb2 b6 15.Qa1 Nh5 16.Rfb1 Nf4 17.Bf1 Qf6 18.g3 Nh3 19.Bh3 Bh3 
    20.Ne1 Qh6 21.f4 g5 
       (21...Qh5 22.Nef3–/+) 
    22.fg5 Qg5 23.Nc4 Na5 
       (23...f5 24.Ng2 fe4 25.Nd6–/+) 
    24.Nf3 Qh6 Black terminates the opponent with strong threats 25.Re1 
       (25.Ncd2 Qe3 26.Kh1 Bg4+=) 
    25...Nc4 26.dc4 Qc6 27.Qc1 
       (27.c3 Re4 (worse is 27...dc3 28.Rbe2+=) 28.Re4 Qe4–+) 
    27...Re4–+ Black gets strong play along the open e–file 28.Qg5 
       (28.c3 Re1 29.Ne1 Re8 30.cd4 cd4 31.Qg5 Kf8–+) 
       (28...Kf8 29.Qd5 Re1 30.Ne1 Qd5 31.cd5–+) 
    29.Re4–/+ Qe4 Threatening mate: Qxf3 30.Qf6 Kg8 31.Qf7 
       (31.Qg5!? Qg6 32.c3 Qg5 33.Ng5–/+) 
    31...Kf7 Threatening mate... how? 32.Ng5 Kg6 Do you see the mate 
    threat? 33.Ne4 Re8 
       (33...Re8 34.Nd6 Re2–+) 
    (24) Pagni,Carlo Alberto – Zylla,Johannes
    corr ICCF TT–4–90–semi, 1990
    1.b4 e5+= 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.Be5 Nf6 4.Nf3 0–0 5.e3 Re8 6.Be2 c5 
       (6...d6 7.Bc3 Nc6 8.Bb4 Nb4 9.a3+=) 
       (7.c3 Ba5=) 
       (7...Nc6 8.Bd6 Re6 9.Bf4+=) 
    8.Bc3 d5 9.0–0 Bf5 10.Rb1 b6 11.Bb5 Rf8 12.Nh4 Be6 13.Be5 c4 14.c3 Ne4 
    15.Nf3 Bg4 16.Bf4 
       (16.d3 Ng5 17.dc4 a6+=) 
       (16...a6 17.Ba4+=) 
    17.Be5= a6 18.Ba4 b5 19.h3 Bh5 20.Bc2 Nc6 21.Bh2 f5 
       (21...Qf6 22.a4 ba4 23.Ba4=) 
    22.a4= g4 23.hg4 
       (worse is 23.ab5 gf3 24.bc6 fg2 25.Qh5 gf1R (25...gf1N 26.Be4 Ng3 27.Bg3 
       fe4 28.Rb7 Qc7 29.Rc7 Rf3 30.Qh7 Kf8 31.Qh8; 25...gf1Q?! 26.Rf1 Qf6 
       27.Kh1–/+) 26.Rf1 Qf6–/+ (26...Nd2 27.Rd1 Ne4 28.Be4 fe4 29.Rd5+–)) 
    23...fg4 24.Be4 
       (24.Ne5 Ne5 25.Be5 Qg5+/–) 
    24...gf3 25.Bf3 Rf3 
       (better is 25...Bf3 26.gf3 ba4+=) 
    26.gf3+/– Qf6 
       (26...Bg6 27.Rb2+–) 
       (better is 27.ab5!? ab5 28.Bf4+– (28.Rb5 Bf3 29.Qa1 Qg6 30.Bg3 Ra1 31.Ra1 
    Rf8 1–0
    (25) Borrmann,Fritz – Pagni,Carlo
    corr 3GMM–49, 1996
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.Be5= Nf6 4.e3 0–0 5.a3 Be7 6.c4 d5 7.Nf3 c5 
       (7...Bg4 8.cd5 Nbd7 9.Bf6 Nf6 10.Qb3+=) 
       (8.cd5 Bf5+=) 
    8...Nc6–/+ 9.Bb2 d4 
       (9...Bg4 10.Nc3+=) 
       (10.Qd3 de3 11.fe3 Be6–/+) 
       (10...Nd4 11.Nd4 cd4 12.Qd3+=) 
       (11.Qd3 Bc5+=) 
    12.Be2+= Nf4 Black terminates the opponent with strong threats 13.0–0 
    Re8 14.Re1 Bg4 15.Bd1 Bf5 16.Be2 Qd6 17.Bc1 
       (17.Qd2 Ne2 18.Qe2 Bf8–/+) 
    17...Ne2 18.Re2 Qg6 19.Ne1 Bd6 20.Re8 Re8 Threatening mate: Rxe1 
    21.Bd2 Qh5 Do you see the mate threat? 22.g3 
       (22.h3 Re2 23.Qb3 Qh4–+) 
    22...Re2 23.Ra2 Rf2!? 
       (23...Rf2 24.Kf2 Qh2 25.Kf3 Bg3 26.Bf4 Bg4 27.Kg4 Qh4 28.Kf3 Qf4 
       29.Kg2 Be1 30.Qe2 Qe3 31.Rb2 b6 32.Qg4 Ne7 33.Re2 Nf5 34.Re1 Qe1 
       35.Qf5 Qe2 36.Kg1 Qe3 37.Kg2 g5 38.Qf3 Qc1 39.Qf1 Qc2 40.Kh3 h5 41.Qf5 
       g4 (41...Qb1?! 42.Qg5 Kf8 43.Qd8 Kg7 44.Qg5 Kf8 45.Qd8 Kg7 46.Qg5 
       Kf8=) 42.Kh4 Qh2 43.Kg5 Qh1 44.Kh6 Qc6 45.Kh5 Qh1 46.Kg4 Qb1 47.Qg5 
       Kh7 48.Qf5 Kg8 49.Qg5 Kh7 50.Qf5 Kg8) 
    (26) Buss,Michael – Pagni,Carlo Alberto
    corr ICCF TT/40–13, 1992
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.Be5 Nf6 4.c4 0–0 5.e3 d5 6.cd5 Nd5 7.Nf3 Re8 8.Bb2 
    Nf4 9.a3 Bd6 10.Qc2 
       (10.g3 Nh3 11.Bg2 Nc6 12.d4 Qe7 13.Qd3 Bg4 14.Nbd2 Nd8 15.Nc4 f6 
       16.Nh4 Qf7 17.Rc1 Bf8 18.e4 g5 19.Nf3 Ne6 20.Nfd2 Rad8 21.Ne3 f5 22.e5 
       Nd4 23.Qc4 Qc4 24.Rc4 Nc6 Teichmann,E (2365)–Zhao,Z (2175)/
       Australian Masters 2000/½–½ (45); 
       10.d4 Bf5 11.Nc3 a6 12.g3 Ng6 13.Bg2 Nc6 14.0–0 Qd7 15.Re1 Na5 16.Qe2 
       Rac8 17.e4 c5 18.d5 Bg4 19.Qf1 Nb3 20.Rad1 c4 21.h3 Bf3 22.Bf3 Ne5 
       23.Be2 Bc5 24.Kh2 Nd4 Schiefelbusch,D (2130)–Wagner,M (1935)/It 
       (open) Dortmund (Germany) 2005/½–½ () 
    10...Be6N 11.Nc3 
       (11.Be5 Ng6 12.Bd6 cd6 13.Bd3 Nc6 14.Nc3 Rc8 15.Rb1 b6=; 
       11.Qc3 Nh5 12.Bc4 Bc4 13.Qc4 a6 14.0–0 b5 15.Qc2 Nf6=) 
       (11...Nc6 12.Rc1 Qe7 (12...Rc8 13.Nb5 Bd5 14.Qf5 f6 15.Bc4 Be6= 
      ; 12...Ne5 13.Nb5 Nf3 14.gf3 Nd5 15.Bd3 h6=) 
       13.Nb5 Bd5 14.Nd6 Qd6 15.Ng5 Ng6+=) 
       (12.Ne4 Ng6= (12...Nd5 13.Bc4 N7b6 14.Neg5 g6 15.Ne6 fe6= 
      ) 13.Nfg5 Bd5 14.Nd6 cd6 15.Qf5 Nde5=; 
       12.Nb5 Nc5 (12...Nd5 13.Bd3 h6 14.0–0 a6 15.Nbd4 Bg4+=; 
       12...f6 13.d4 Re7 14.Rc1 Nb6 15.Ne5 Nfd5=; 12...Bg4 13.Nd6 
       cd6 14.Qa4 Bf3 15.Qf4 Bc6+=; 12...a6 13.Nd6 cd6 14.Rc1 Nc5 
       15.Qc3 Nh5=) 13.Qc3 Nh5 14.Nd6 cd6 15.Bb5 Bd7=
    12...Nd5+= 13.Nd4 
       (13.Bd3 g6 14.Nd4 c6 15.Ne6 Re6+=) 
    13...Nc3 14.Ne6 
       (14.Qc3 Bg4 15.f3 Be5+=) 
    14...Re6 15.dc3 Qe7 16.a4 Ne5 17.Be2 Ba3 18.Ba3 Qa3 19.Qb2 Qa4 20.Qb7 
    Rae8 21.Qb5 Qa1 22.Kc2 Qa2 23.Kc1 Rc6 24.Qb2 Qa5 25.Kc2 Qa4 26.Qb3 Qe4 
       (26...Qe4 27.Kd2 Qg2–+) 
    (27) Manninen,Juha – Pagni,Carlo Alberto
    corr ICCF TT–4–90 SF, 1994
    1.b4 e5+= 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.Be5 Nf6 4.c4 0–0 5.e3 d5 6.cd5 Nd5 7.Nf3 Re8 8.Bb2 
    Nf4 9.Ne5= Nd5 
       (9...Ne6 10.Qh5 f6 11.Ng4+=) 
       (10.Nf3 Bf5+=) 
    10...Be6+= 11.Qb3 a5 12.a3 a4 13.Qd3 Ba5 
       (13...Be7 14.Nc3 Nc3 15.Be6 fe6 16.Qc3=) 
       (14.Nc3 Bc3 15.dc3 Qd6+=) 
    14...Ne3+= 15.Be6 Qd3 16.Bf7 
       (16.Nd3? Nc2 (16...fe6?! 17.Ke2 Nc4 18.Ra2–/+) 17.Kd1 Na1 18.Bf7 Kf7 
       19.Ba1 Nc6–+) 
    16...Kf8 17.Nd3 Kf7 18.Kf2 
       (18.Ne5 Ke6 19.Kf2 Nc2=) 
    18...Nc4 19.Ne5 
       (19.Rc1 Nb2 20.Nb2 b5+=) 
    19...Ne5–/+ 20.fe5 
       (20.Be5 Nc6–/+) 
    20...Nc6 21.Re1 Rad8 22.Re2 
       (22.Re4 Bd2 23.Kf3 Ke6–+) 
       (22...Rd5 23.Nc3 Rde5 24.Rae1 Bb6 25.Kg3–+) 
       (23.Kf1 Bd4 24.Nc3 Be5 25.Na4 Bb2 26.Nb2 Re2 27.Ke2 Nd4 28.Kf1 Nb3–/+) 
    23...Rd3 24.Kf4 Ke6 25.Nc3 
    25...Rf8 26.Kg4 Ne5 27.Kh4?? 
       (27.Re5 Ke5 28.Re1 Kd6 29.Na4 Rd2 30.Nb6 cb6 31.Be5 Kc6 32.g3–+) 
    27...Rf4 28.Kh5 Rf5 29.Kh4 g6 30.g4 
       (30.Re5 Re5 31.Rb1–+) 
    30...g5 31.Kh5 Rh3 0–1
    (28) Rosenhahn,Erwin – Pagni,Carlo Alberto
    corr ICCF TT–4–90 SF, 1995
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.Be5 Nf6 4.c4 0–0 5.e3 d5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Bb2 Re8 8.a3 Ba5 
    9.Qb3 d4 10.Be2 de3 11.fe3 Ne4 12.Qd3 
       (12.Nc3 Bg4 13.Ne4 Re4=) 
    12...Qd3–/+ 13.Bd3 Nc5 14.Ke2 Be6 15.Bc2 
       (15.Nc3 Bc3 16.Bc3 Rad8–+ (worse is 16...Nd3 17.Kd3 Rad8 18.Bd4–/+)) 
    15...Bc4 Black terminates the opponent with strong threats 16.d3 Bb3 
       (17.Bb3!? Nb3 18.Ra2–/+) 
    17...Rad8–+ 18.d4 Bc2 19.dc5 
       (19.Rc2!? Ne4 20.g4–/+) 
    19...Bf5 20.Nbd2 Rd3 
       (20...Rd5 21.h3–+) 
    21.Nc4 Rb3 22.Bd4 
       (22.Kf2 b5 23.cb6 Bb6–+ (23...cb6?! 24.Nd4 Nd4 25.Bd4+=; 23...ab6?! 
       24.Nd4 Nd4 25.Bd4+=)) 
    22...Nd4 23.Nd4 Bd3 24.Kf2 Bc4 25.Nb3 
       (25.Rc4 Rbe3 26.Rb1 Be1 27.Kg1–+) 
    25...Bb3 26.Rab1 
       (26.Rcb1 Bd5 27.Rd1 Bc3–+) 
       (26...Bd2 27.Rb3 Bc1–+) 
    (29) Bussers – Pagni,Carlo Alberto
    corr th, 1990
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.Be5 Nf6 4.c4 0–0 5.e3 d5 6.Nf3 Re8 7.Qc2 Nc6 8.Qb2 
         A) 8...d4–/+ 9.a3 Bc5 10.Be2 Nh5 11.Bg3 Qf6–/+;
         B) 8...Bc5 9.Be2 (9.Nc3 Bg4 10.Nd5 Bf3 11.gf3 Nd4–/+) 
          9...Nb4 10.Qb3 Bf5 11.Na3 d4+=;
         C) 8...Bg4 9.Qb2 (9.Be2 Bf3 10.Bf3 Nd4 11.Qb2 dc4–/+; 
          9.a3 Bd6 10.Bd6 Qd6 11.Be2 Bf3–/+) 9...Bf3 10.gf3 dc4 
          11.Bc4 Qd4–/+) 
    8...Ne5 9.Qb4 
       (9.Ne5 Qe7 10.Nd3 Bd6 11.cd5 Nd5–/+) 
    9...Nf3 10.gf3 d4 11.Be2 
       (11.Bg2 Nd7–/+) 
       (12.Qb5 Nf4 13.Rg1 Bd7–/+) 
       (12...Nf4 13.ef4 d3 14.Nc3–+) 
    13.Qd4–/+ Qd4 14.ed4 Nf4 15.Nc3 Nd3 16.Kf1 
       (16.Kd1 Nf2 17.Kc2 Bf5 18.d3 Nh1 19.Rh1–+) 
    16...Bh3+= 17.Kg1 Re2! 18.Ne2 Re8 19.Nc3 
       (19.a4 Re2 20.f4 Ne1 21.Ra3 Nf3 22.Rf3 Re1) 
       (19...Ne1 20.Re1 Re1) 
    20.Re1 Ne1 
       (20...Ne1 21.d5 Nf3) 
    (30) Lezcano,Ruben Osvaldo – Pagni,Carlo Alberto
    corr 3GMM–55, 1997
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.Be5 Nf6 4.c4 0–0 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bb2 d5 7.e3 Re8 8.cd5 
    Nd5 9.Be2 Bg4 10.Nc3 
       (10.0–0 Qe7+=) 
       (10...Qd7 11.a3 Bc3 12.dc3+=) 
    11.Bc3 Bc3 12.dc3 Qf6 13.Nd4 Be2 14.Qe2 Nd4 15.cd4 Rad8 
       (15...c5 16.Rd1+=) 
    16.Rd1 c5 17.0–0 
       (17.dc5 Qc3 18.Kf1 Qc5–/+) 
    17...cd4–/+ 18.Qb2 de3 19.Qf6 gf6 20.fe3 
       (20.Rd8 ef2 21.Kf2 Rd8–/+) 
    20...Rd1 21.Rd1 Re3 22.Rd8 
       (22.Kf2 Ra3 23.Rd2 f5–/+) 
    22...Kg7 23.Rd7 
       (23.Kf2 Ra3 24.Rd2 f5–+) 
    23...Ra3 24.Rd2 f5 25.Rb2 
       (25.g3 Ra4–+) 
       (25...f4 26.Rf2–+) 
       (26.g3 Ra4–+) 
    26...f4 27.Rd2 Kf6 28.g3 
       (28.Rc2 Ke5–+) 
    28...Kg5 29.Kg2 f5 
       (29...f5 30.Kf2 Kg4 31.gf4 Kf4–+) 
    (31) Zylla,Johannes – Pagni,Carlo
    corr ICCF TT–4–90 SF, 1995
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.f4? d6 4.fe5 de5 5.Nf3 
       (5.Be5 f6 6.Bc3 Nc6+=) 
    5...f6–/+ 6.e3 Be6 7.a3 Ba5 
       (7...Bd6 8.Bd3–/+) 
    8.Ne5 fe5 9.Qh5 Kd7 10.Qe5 The passed pawn on e3 will become decisive 
    later 10...Nc6 11.Qg7 Nge7 12.Qh8 Qh8 13.Bh8 Rh8 14.Be2 
       (14.Bd3 Nf5 15.0–0 Nd6=) 
    14...Rf8 15.Bf3 Bc4 
       (15...Nd5 16.Ke2=) 
    16.Kd1 Nf5 17.Bc6 Kc6 18.g3 
       (18.Rg1 Bd5+=) 
    18...Bd5 19.Rg1 Nd6 20.Ke2 
       (20.d3 Rf2 21.e4 Be6–/+) 
    20...Ne4–/+ 21.d3 
       (21.Rf1 Rf1 22.Kf1 Bd2 23.Nd2 Nd2 24.Ke2 Ne4–/+) 
    21...Rf2–+ 22.Kd1 Ng5 
       (22...Nc3 23.Nc3 Bc3 24.Rb1–+) 
    23.e4 Be6 24.Kc1 
       (better is 24.g4–/+) 
    24...Nf3–+ 25.Rd1 Nd4 
       (25...Nd4 26.Rd2 Rf1 27.Kb2 Rb1 28.Rb1 Bd2–+; 
       25...Nh2?! 26.d4 Kd7 27.Rh1–/+; 
       25...Rh2?! 26.d4 Bg4 27.c3–+) 
    (32) Fritz,Harry – Pagni,Carlo Alberto
    corr 3GMM–55, 1996
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Bb4 3.f4? d6 4.fe5–/+ de5 5.Be5+= Bd6 6.Bd6 Qd6 7.Nf3 Nf6 8.e3 
    Bg4 9.Be2 
       (9.Bc4 Nc6=) 
    9...Nc6+= 10.Nc3 0–0–0 11.Rb1 Rhe8 12.Qc1 a5 
       (12...Bf3 13.Bf3 Qd7 14.Bc6 Qc6 15.0–0=) 
    13.a3 Ne5 14.Nb5 Qd5 
       (14...Qd7 15.Na7 Kb8 16.Bb5+–) 
    15.0–0 Bf3 16.Bf3 Nf3 17.Rf3 Qc5 
       (17...Qd2 18.Na7 Kb8 19.Nc6 Kc8 20.Nd8 Qc1 21.Rc1 Rd8 22.Rcf1+=) 
       (18.Nd4 a4+=) 
       (18...a4 19.Rb4+=) 
    19.c4 Ne4 20.d4 Qe7 21.Qe1 
       (21.d5 Rf6+=) 
       (21...a4 22.Rb4 Ng5 23.Rg3+=) 
    22.Nc3+= f6 
       (22...a4 23.Rb5 Ng5 24.Rff5+=) 
       (23.Ne4 Qe4 24.Rb5 a4+=) 
    23...Qe6+= 24.Qe2 
       (24.Rb5 a4+=) 
    24...Rc6 25.Rf4 Nd6 26.Qg4 Qg4 27.Rg4 Rc4 28.Ne7 Kd7 ½–½
    (33) Bedbur,Heinz – Pagni,Carlo Alberto
    corr th, 1990
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 d6 3.e3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.Be2 0–0 6.0–0 e4 7.Nd4 
         A) 7...d5 8.a3 Nbd7 (8...Bd6 9.f3 Nbd7 10.Nc3 c6 11.fe4 de4= 
         ; 8...a5 9.b5 Be6 10.Nc3 c5 11.bc6 Nc6+=; 
          8...Be6 9.Nc3 a5 10.b5 c5 11.bc6 Nc6+=; 8...Re8 9.f3 
          a5 10.b5 Be6 11.fe4 de4=) 9.f3 a5 10.b5 Bd6 11.Qc1 
         B) 7...Nbd7 
            B1) 8.a3 c5 (8...a5 9.b5 d5 10.d3 Nc5 11.Be5 Be6= 
            ; 8...Re8 9.d3 d5 10.Nd2 c5 11.bc5 Nc5=; 8...d5 
             9.Nc3 a5 10.b5 Bd6 11.f3 Re8+=) 9.f3 d5 10.bc5 Nc5 
             11.Bd4 Ne6+=;
            B2) 8.Nc3 d5 (8...Re8 9.a3 d5 10.f3 a5 11.b5 Bd6+= 
            ; 8...Nb6 9.f3 d5 10.b5 Re8 11.a4 a6=) 9.a3 a5 10.b5 
             Bd6 11.f3 Re8+=;
            B3) 8.d3 d5 9.a3 c5 10.bc5 Nc5 11.Be5 a6+=;
            B4) 8.f3 d5 9.a3 a5 10.b5 Bd6 11.c4 c6=;
         C) 7...Be6 
            C1) 8.f3 a5 (8...d5 9.a3 a5 10.b5 Re8 11.Nc3 Bd6= 
            ) 9.b5 d5 10.Bd4 c5 11.Bb2 Nbd7+=;
            C2) 8.Nc3 Nbd7 (8...Re8 9.a3 a5 10.b5 d5 11.f3 Bd6=
             ; 8...a5 9.b5 a4 10.a3 d5 11.f3 Nbd7=; 8...d5 
             9.a3 a5 10.b5 Nbd7 11.f3 Bd6=) 9.f4 Nb6 10.f5 Bc8 
             11.d3 d5+=;
            C3) 8.a3 Re8 (8...Nbd7 9.f4 Nb6 10.f5 Bd7 11.d3 Nfd5+=
             ; 8...a5 9.b5 Nbd7 10.Nc3 d5 11.f3 Bd6=; 
             8...d5 9.f3 a5 10.b5 Re8 11.Nc3 Nbd7=) 9.f3 d5 
             10.d3 a5 11.b5 c6+=) 
    7...c5 8.bc5 dc5 9.Nb3 Nc6 
       (9...Be6 10.f3 Nc6 11.fe4 c4=) 
       (10.f3 ef3 11.Bf3 Qd6=) 
       (10...ed3 11.cd3 Be6=) 
       (11.de4 Be4=) 
    11...ed3 12.Bd3 Bd3 13.cd3 b6 14.f3 Nd5 15.Nd5 Qd5 16.d4 cd4 17.Nd4 Bc5 
    18.Qb3 Qb3 19.ab3 Nb4 20.Rfd1 Rfe8 21.Kf2 a5 22.Rd2 Nd5 23.e4 Nf4 24.Kf1 
    Red8 25.Rad1 Bb4 26.Rc2 Rd7 27.Rdc1 
       (better is 27.g3 Ne6 28.Ke2=) 
    27...Nd3–/+ 28.Rc8 Rd8 29.Ra8 
       (better is 29.Rd8!? Rd8 30.Nc6 Nc1 31.Nd8 Nb3 32.Ke2–+) 
    29...Ra8 30.Rc2 Nb2 31.Ke2 a4 
       (31...Nd1! 32.Nc6 Nc3 33.Kd3–+) 
       (better is 32.Rb2 Bc3 33.Ra2 Bd4 34.Ra4–+) 
       (32...ab3 33.Rc1 Na4 34.Nb4 b2–+) 
    (34) Pal,Antal – Pagni,Carlo Alberto
    corr ICCF TT–4–90 SF, 1995
    1.b4 e5 2.a3 d5 3.Bb2 f6 4.e3 Be6 5.Nf3 Bd6 6.d4 
       (6.Be2 a5=) 
       (6...e4 7.Nfd2+=) 
    7.de5= fe5 
       (worse is 7...Ne5 8.Ne5 fe5 9.Be5+=) 
    8.Nbd2 a5 9.ba5 Ngf6 10.c4 Ra5 
       (10...0–0 11.cd5 Bd5 12.Nc4+=) 
    11.cd5= Bd5 12.Nc4 Increasing the pressure on the isolated pawn on e5 
       (12...Bf3 13.Qf3 e4 14.Qh3=) 
       (13.Nfe5 Ne5 14.Be5 Bc4 15.Bd6 Bf1 16.Rf1 cd6–+) 
    13...cd6 14.Bc3 
       (14.Rc1 0–0=) 
    14...0–0+= 15.Be2 Nc5 16.Bb4 Na6 
       (16...Rc8 17.0–0+=) 
    17.0–0 Nb4 18.ab4 Qd7 
       (18...Ra1 19.Qa1 Qe8 20.Rc1+=) 
       (better is 19.Qd2!?=) 
    19...Ra1 20.Qa1 Ne4 21.Qb2 b6 22.Nd2 
       (22.Rc1 Qf7 23.Rd1 Rc8+=) 
       (22...Qe6 23.Qb4 Nd2 24.Qd2=) 
       (23.Bc4 Qg4 24.Bd5 Nd5+/–) 
       (23...Bc4 24.Bc4 d5 25.Rd1=) 
    24.Rc1 Rc8 25.Rc2 
       (25.Qd2 Qc5=) 
       (25...Qd8 26.Qb4=) 
    26.f3 Be6 27.e4 
       (27.Bd3 Nd5=) 
    27...Rc5 28.Kf1 
       (28.Bd3 Qc7 29.Qa2 h6=) 
    28...d5+= 29.ed5 Nd5 
       (worse is 29...Rd5 30.Nb6 Qb6 31.Rc6+=) 
       (30.Kg1 Nf4 31.Bf1 Qc7+=) 
       (30...Qc7 31.Qa1+=) 
       (31.Qe5 Nb4 32.Qd6 Nc2 33.Nb6 Qe8 34.Qc5 Qd8 35.Qc2 Qb6 36.Kf1 Qd4+–) 
    (35) Pagni,Carlo Alberto – Norman
    corr th, 1990
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 f6 3.b5 d5 4.e3 Bd6 5.c4 Be6 6.Qc2 Nd7 
       (6...dc4 7.Bc4 Bc4 8.Qc4=) 
       (7.cd5 Bd5 8.Nc3 c6=) 
    7...Ne7+= 8.Be2 Bf5 9.Qd1 
       (9.d3 dc4 10.Qc4 a6+=) 
    9...dc4 10.Bc4 Nb6 11.Be2 0–0 
       (11...Ned5 12.0–0+=) 
    12.Nc3 c5 13.Qb3 Kh8 14.d3 
       (14.Nh4 Bd7=) 
    14...Qd7+= 15.Nd2 
       (15.Rc1 Rfd8+=) 
    15...Be6 16.Nc4 Qc7 
       (16...Nf5 17.Ne4 Rfd8 18.0–0= (worse is 18.Ned6 Nd6 19.0–0 Nb5–/+)) 
       (17.Ne4 Rfd8=) 
       (17...Nc4 18.dc4 Rfd8 19.0–0=) 
       (18.b6 Qc6 19.Bf3 Nd5+=) 
       (18...Nc8 19.0–0=) 
       (worse is 19.Nd6 Bd5 (worse is 19...Qd6 20.dc4 Qe6 21.Bf3+=) 20.Ne4 Qa5 21.Bc3 Qb5–/+) 
       (19...f5 20.Nd6 Qd6 21.0–0+=) 
       (20.Rd1 Be7+=) 
    20...Be7 21.h4 Nh4? 
       (better is 21...Rfe8+=) 
    22.Rh4+– f5 23.Rh2 fe4 24.Qe4 Threatening mate... how? 24...Nf6 
    25.Rh7!! Nh7 26.Rh1 g6 
       (26...Kg8 27.Qh7 (27.Rh7?! Bf6+/–) 27...Kf7 28.Bh5 Ke6 29.Qg7+–) 
    27.Be5 Qe5 28.Qe5 Bf6 29.Qc7 Bg7 30.Qh2 Kg8 
       (30...Bh6 31.Qh6 Rf7 32.Bd3+–) 
    31.Qh7 Kf7 32.Bd3 Ke7 33.Qg7 Rf7 
       (33...Ke6 34.Rh7 Rae8 35.Qg6 Rf6 36.Qe8 Kd6 37.Qe7) 
    34.Qe5 Kd7 35.Bf5! gf5 
       (35...Rf5 Theme: Deflection from h7 36.Rh7 The nicest 
       combinations are those leading to #) 
    36.Rd1 A beautiful mate combination 36...Kc8 37.Qc5 Rc7 38.Qf8 1–0
    (36) Pagni,Carlo Alberto – Pal,Antal
    corr ICCF TT–4–90 SF, 1995
    1.b4 Nf6 2.Nf3 b6 3.e3 e6 4.b5 Bb7 5.Bb2 c5 6.c4 d5 7.Be2 Nbd7 8.d3 
       (8.cd5 Nd5 9.0–0 N7f6=) 
    8...Bd6 9.0–0 dc4 10.dc4 Qc7 11.Nbd2 0–0–0 
       (11...0–0 12.Qc2=) 
       (12.Qa4 Kb8=) 
       (12...Ne5 13.Be5 Be5 14.Ne5 Qe5 15.Qe1=) 
    13.h3= Rhg8 
       (13...Bf3 14.Nf3 g4 15.hg4+=) 
    14.a5+= g4 15.hg4 Rg4 16.Ne1 
       (16.ab6 ab6 17.Ne1 Bh2 18.Kh1 Rg6=) 
    16...Bh2 17.Kh1 Rh4 Threatening mate: Bg1 18.Ndf3 Rh6 19.ab6 ab6 
    20.Qc2 Be4 21.Bd3 Bb7 22.Ra3 Be5 23.Kg1 Bb2 
       (23...Bh2 24.Kh1=) 
    24.Qb2+= Rg8 
       (24...e5 25.Bf5 Rh5 26.Bd7 Kd7 27.Ra7=) 
       (25.Ra7 Qb8 26.Qa1 Rg2 27.Ng2 Bf3–+) 
       (25...Qe5 26.Ra8 (26.Ne5?? Rh1) 26...Ba8 27.Qe5 (worse is 27.Ne5 Rh1) 
       27...Ne5 28.e4 Nd3 29.Nd3 Be4 30.Nde1–+) 
    26.e4 Ndf6 
       (26...Nde5 27.Qe2=) 
    27.Qe2+= Ne5 28.Bc2 Nf3 29.Qf3 
       (29.Nf3 Ne4 30.Be4 Be4=) 
       (better is 29...Qe5!?=) 
    30.Ng2+/– f5 ½–½

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