(3077) Carlsen,Magnus (2810) - Smeets,Jan (2657) [D44]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee NED (2), 17.01.2010
[Monokroussos,Dennis]



1.c4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4 b5 7.e5 h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Nxg5 hxg5 10.Bxg5 Nbd7 11.exf6 Bb7 12.g3 c5 13.d5 Qb6 14.Bg2 0-0-0 15.0-0 b4 16.Na4 Qb5 17.a3 Nb8 18.axb4 cxb4 19.Qd4 Nc6 20.Nb6+ axb6 21.dxc6 Bxc6 22.Bxc6 Qxc6 23.Qg4 Bc5N 24.Ra7 Rd7 25.Rxd7 Kxd7 26.h4 Kc7 27.h5 e5 28.h6 Bd4 29.Qe2 b3 30.Be3 Qd5?!
[30...c3 31.bxc3 (31.Bxd4 exd4 32.Qe7+ Qd7=/+ ) 31...Bxe3 32.Qxe3 Qxf6 33.Rb1 Kc8 34.Rxb3 Qxh6 35.Qxh6 Rxh6= ]

31.Rd1+/- Kc6 32.Qg4 b5?+- 33.Bxd4 exd4 34.Rxd4 Qe5 35.Qd7+ Kc5 36.Qa7+ Kc6 37.Qd7+ Kc5 38.Rf4?
[38.Rd1+- c3 (38...Qxf6 39.Rd5+ Kb6 40.Rxb5+ Ka6 41.Qb7# ; 38...Qxb2 39.Qd6# ; 38...Rxh6 39.Qc8+ Kb4 (39...Kb6 40.Ra1 is immediately decisive.) 40.Qf8++- ) 39.bxc3 b2 40.Qxf7 Kb6 41.h7 Rd8 42.Rb1 Qe4 43.Qa2 Qxh7 44.Qxb2 Qh5 45.c4+- ]

38...Qxb2??
Now Black is lost again, and this time, unfortunately for him, the right moves are very easy to find. [38...Kb6! 39.Rf5 (39.Rd4 is the only winning move, except that it allows a three-time repetition with 39...Kc5 ; 39.Qxf7 Qe1+ 40.Kg2 Rxh6 41.Rh4 Rxh4 42.gxh4 Qe4+ 43.f3 Qe2+ 44.Kg3 Qe5+ 45.Kh3 Qf5+= ) 39...Qe1+ 40.Kg2 Qe4+= 41.Rf3 c3 42.Qe7 Qxe7 43.fxe7 c2 44.Rc3 b4 45.Rc4 Kb5 46.Rc7 Kb6= ]

39.Rf5+ Kb4 40.Qxb5+ Kc3 41.Rf3+
[41.Rf3+ The time control has been made, and now it's easy to see that White wins with natural and straightforward moves: 41...Kd2 42.Qd5+ Kc1 43.Qxc4+ Qc2 44.Rc3 Kb2 45.Rxc2+ bxc2 46.Qb4+ Ka2 47.Qc3 Kb1 48.Qb3+ Kc1 49.Qxf7 Rxh6 50.Qf8 Rh7 51.f7+- ] 1-0