(2922) Gelfand,Boris (2758) - Carlsen,Magnus (2801) [D80]
Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (3), 07.11.2009
[Monokroussos,Dennis]



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Ne4 5.Bh4 c5 6.cxd5 Nxc3 7.bxc3 Qxd5 8.e3 Bg7 9.Nf3 cxd4 10.cxd4 Nc6 11.Be2 0-0 12.0-0 Bf5 13.Nd2 e5 14.Bf3 Qd6 15.Nc4N
[15.Bg3= Bd3 16.Re1 Qa3 17.Bxc6 bxc6 18.Nb3 Bb5 19.Bxe5 Bxe5 20.dxe5 Rfd8 21.Qc1 Qe7 22.f4 Rac8 23.Nc5 Bd3 24.Qc3 Bf5 25.e4 Be6 26.a4 Rb8 27.Rf1 Bc8 28.f5 Qg5 29.h4 Qd2 30.Qxd2 Rxd2 31.Rfb1 Rb6 32.Rd1 Rc2 33.Rd8+ Kg7 34.Nd3 Ba6 35.Ne1 Re2 36.f6+ Kh6 37.e6 1-0 Arutinian,D (2584)-Pereira,R (2437)/Dresden 2008]

15...Qb4!
The best move, completely disarming Gelfand's novelty. If anything, Black is slightly better now.

16.Bxc6 Qxc4 17.Bxb7 Rab8 18.Qf3 exd4 19.Bd5 Qb4 20.e4 Be6 21.Rad1 Qc3 22.Qf4 Bxd5 23.exd5 Qc5 24.Bf6 Bxf6 25.Qxf6 Qxd5 26.Qxd4 Qxa2 27.Ra1
with a dead draw. Gelfand did a very nice job of neutralizing Carlsen's small advantage. 1/2-1/2