Ponziani Update 17

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Ponziani Update 17 [C44]
19.02.2001
[David Taylor]

Ponziani Update #17
game annotated by David Taylor.
Source: Kasparov website

The game is: Genba,V-Fedoseev,V/Ekaterinburg 1997 1-0

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 f5 4.d4 [This is the most common move but better is 4.exf5! as in Ponziani Update #9] 4...fxe4 5.Nxe5 Nf6 6.Bg5 Be7 [for 6...d6 see Ponziani Update #16] 7.Bb5 a6 8.Bxc6?! [correct is 8.Ba4 as in my book] 8...dxc6? This is the source of Black's problems in this game. 8. ...dxc6? isolates the e4 Pawn [Black should play 8...bxc6! and now: 9.Qb3 ( 9.Nd2 Rb8 10.b3 ( 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.Qh5+ g6 12.Nxg6 hxg6 13.Qxg6+ Ke7 14.Nxe4 Qf8 15.Nxf6 Qxf6 16.Qxf6+ Kxf6 17.b4 a5 18.a3 Ba6 and Black has the advantage in this end game. The three White passed pawns are still on their starting rank and Black has chances to attack them and later wipe them out!) 10...0-0 11.0-0 Qe8 12.Qe2 d6 13.Qc4+ Kh8 14.Nxc6 d5 and Black is already on a winning path) 9...Nd5 10.Bxe7 Qxe7 11.0-0 0-0 12.Nd2 Qe8! 13.Rfe1 d6 14.Nec4 Be6! 15.Nxe4 Nf4 16.Qa4 d5 17.Nc5 Qg6 18.g3 Nh3+ 19.Kh1 Nxf2+ 20.Kg1 Nh3+ and Black is winning] 9.Nd2 0-0 10.0-0 Be6 11.Re1 c5 12.Nxe4 cxd4 13.Qxd4 Qe8 14.Nxf6+ gxf6 [14...Bxf6 15.Bxf6 Rxf6 16.Ng4 Rf7 17.Qe4 Re7 18.f4 White is winning] 15.Nf3 Qf7 16.Bh6 Rfe8 17.Ng5! fxg5 18.Rxe6 Rad8 19.Qg4 Rd2 20.Bxg5 Qxf2+ 21.Kh1 h5 22.Rg6+ 1-0, White has mate in 3