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

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+- ]

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