GM So (2627) – GM Gupta (2569) [C89]
Corus C (4), 20.01.2009
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0–0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Qe2 Bg4 16.Qf1 Qh5 17.Nd2 Rae8 18.f3 f5 19.fxg4 fxg4 20.Rxe8 Qxe8 21.Qg2 Qe3+ 22.Kh1 Rf2 23.Qg1 The position is unclear if Black can find 23…Kf8
23…Bxg3 24.Qxg3 Qe2 Even White is better, this position is very complicated and it is EXTREMELY hard to find the right continuation on the board. White is pretty much in zugzwang as his Queen and Knight have to protect the back rank. Therefore, the Rook and Bishop on c1 are also stuck. So basically White has one active piece (Bishop on b3). If White is not doing anything to unlock his position, Black can march the pawn to h5 then h4.
25. Qg1 Kh8 26. Bd1 Rxh2+ 27. Qxh2 Qe1+ 1/2-1/2
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