2015 Southwest Class Championships

(1) Yotov,Valentin (2613) - Stukopin,Andrei (2705) [D24]
SouthWest Class Championship (3), 09.03.2015
[GM Valentin Yotov]

1.c4 Nf6 2.d4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 Bb4 6.Bxc4 [- Main Line 6.Bg5 c5 (6...h6 7.Bxf6 Qxf6 8.Bxc4 c5 9.0-0 cxd4 10.e5 Qd8 11.Ne4 0-0 ) ] 6...Nxe4 7.0-0 Nxc3 8.bxc3 Be7 [8...Bxc3 9.Rb1© ] 9.Ne5 0-0 10.Qg4 f5? [10...Nc6 11.Re1 (11.Bh6 Bf6 12.Rfe1 Ne7 13.Rad1 c5= ) 11...f5 12.Qf3 Nxe5 13.Rxe5 Kh8 14.h3 Bd6 15.Re2 h6 16.Bd2 Qe7 17.Rae1 Rf6 18.Bb3 a5 19.c4 a4 20.Bc2 Bb4 21.Bc3 Bxc3 22.Qxc3© ] 11.Qf3 Bd6 12.Re1 Kh8 [12...Qe8 13.d5+/- ] 13.Bf4 Nc6 [13...g5 14.Bd2 c5 15.Rad1 cxd4 16.cxd4 Qc7 17.Bxg5 Bxe5 18.dxe5 Qxc4 19.Bf6+ Rxf6 20.exf6 Nd7 21.Qa3 Qg4 22.Qe7+- ] 14.Nxc6 bxc6 15.Qxc6 Rb8 [>=15...Bd7 16.Qf3 Re8+/- ] 16.Qf3 [16.Bxd6 Qxd6 17.Qxd6 cxd6 18.Bxe6 Bxe6 19.Rxe6 Rfc8 20.Rxd6 Rxc3 21.Rd7 a5 - with some practical chances. 22.h4+/- ] 16...Re8 17.Re2 Bd7 18.Rae1 Qh4 19.g3 [19.Be5 ] 19...Qf6 [19...Qh3 20.Re3!? (20.Bb3 ) 20...h5 21.d5 e5 22.Bxe5 Bxe5 23.Bf1 Qg4 24.Qxg4 hxg4 25.Rxe5 Rxe5 26.Rxe5 Rb1 27.Kg2+- ] 20.Be5 Qg6 [>=20...Qh6 - hold the diagonal, thus not allowing Qf4.] 21.Qf4 Rb6 22.Bb3 h6 23.c4 Bc6 24.c5 [24.Bxd6 cxd6 25.c5 dxc5 26.dxc5 Rb7 (26...Rbb8 27.Rxe6 Rxe6 28.Qxb8+ ) 27.Qd6 Rc8 28.Bxe6 Bd7 29.Bxd7 Qxd6 30.Bxc8 Qd5 31.Re5 Qf7 32.Rxf5 Qc7 33.Bxb7 Qxb7 34.Rfe5+- ] 24...Bxe5 25.Qxe5 Rxb3 26.axb3 Qg4 27.Qf4 - simplifying the position. Not necessary, yet logical. 27...Qxf4 28.gxf4 Bd5 29.Ra2 Bxb3 30.Rxa7 c6 31.Rb1 Bd5 32.Rbb7 Rg8 33.h4 h5 34.Kf1 It is always nice playing a position in which the opponent has no chances of creating any sort of counterplay. As they say, the rest is history. 34...Kh7 35.Ke2 Kh6 36.Kd3 Be4+ 37.Kc3 Bf3 38.Kb4 Rd8 39.Rd7 Rb8+ 40.Rab7 Rg8 41.Ka5 Ra8+ 42.Ra7 Rb8 43.Rxg7 Rb2 44.Rge7 Bd5 45.Rac7 Rxf2 46.Rxc6 Bxc6 47.Rxe6+ Kg7 48.Rxc6 Rxf4 49.Rd6 Rf2 50.Rd5 f4 51.c6 f3 52.c7 Rc2 53.Kb6 Rb2+ 54.Kc6 Rc2+ 55.Kd7 Kf6 56.Rc5 Rxc5 57.dxc5 f2 58.c8Q 1-0

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