Rigo - Zysk

(2) Rigo - Zysk [C47]
Budapest, 1985
[Fritz 6 (120s)]

C47: Scotch Four Knights and Four Knights with 4 g3 Source: "Winning With The Scotch" (page 69) by Gary Lane. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nxd4 Perhaps there is some wisdom in learning how to play such "simple looking" positions and in leaving the Ruy Lopez, etc. to the grandmasters. Note that this type of position can be reached either by the Four Knights Opening, as in the present game, or by the Scotch Opening {MB}. 5...Bb4 Anticipating White pushing e5 {MB}. [ 5...Bc5 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Bd3 d6 8.0-0 Ng4 9.Bf4 g5 10.Bd2 Qf6 11.Qe2+/= Miles-Sorin, Mantazas 1995 (MCO14).; 5...Nxe4 6.Nxe4 Qe7 7.f3 d5 8.Bb5 Bd7 9.Bxc6 bxc6 10.0-0 dxe4 11.fxe4+/- Pukshansky-V. Ivanov, Leningrad 1974 (MCO14).] 6.Nxc6 bxc6 [ 6...Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 bxc6 ] 7.Bd3 d5 8.exd5 cxd5 9.0-0 0-0 10.Bg5 Be6 11.Ne2 [ 11.Qf3 Be7 12.h3 h6 13.Bf4 c5 14.Rad1 d4 15.Ne4 Nd5 16.Bd2 with a slight edge for White, Radulov-Lukacs, Baile Herculaine 1982 (MCO14).; 11.Nb5 c5 12.a3 ( 12.Bxf6 Qxf6 13.Nc7 Rac8 14.Nxe6 fxe6 15.c3 Ba5 16.Qh5 g6 17.Qh3 Rce8 18.f4 Bb6 19.Kh1=/+ {MB}) 12...Ba5 13.b4 cxb4 14.Qe1 bxa3 15.Bxf6 gxf6 16.Qe3 Bb6 17.Qh6 f5 is about even {Yakovic} (MCO14).] 11...Bd6?! Better alternatives are 11...Be7; 11...h6; 11...Bg4; and 11...Rb8. 11...Bd6 looks aggressive, but Black has no realistic kingside attacking chances. 12.Nd4 c5? 12...Bd7 would be better, though White would have an advantage. 13.Nc6 To play such a committal move requires precise calculation by White {MB}. 13...Qc7 14.Bxf6 gxf6 [ 14...Qxc6 15.Bxh7+ 15...Kxh7 16.Qh5+ Kg8 17.Qg5 Bxh2+ 18.Kh1 g6 19.Qh4 Rfe8 20.Qh8# ] 15.Qh5 15...f5 16.Qg5+ Kh8 17.Qf6+ Kg8 18.f4 Qxc6 19.Rf3 19...Rfe8 20.Qh6 Bxf4 21.Rxf4 Bd7?? [ >=21...Qb6 would bring relief 22.Qg5+ Kf8 23.Bxf5 c4+ 24.Kh1 Qxb2+/= 25.Raf1 Qg7 26.Qh5 Bxf5 27.Qxf5 Re5 28.Qxf7+ ( 28.Qd7 Kg8 29.Rxf7 Qg6 30.R7f3 Qg7 31.Rg3 Rg5 32.Rxg5 Qxg5 33.Qb7 Rd8 ( 33...Qd8? 34.Rf3+- ) 34.Qxa7+/- ) 28...Qxf7 29.Rxf7+ Kg8 and Black is probably OK {MB}.] 22.Rg4+!!+- a forceful, logical sacrifice [ 22.Rg4+ Qg6 23.Rxg6+ fxg6 24.Qd2+- ] 1-0

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