Steiner vs Eliskases
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[Event "03"] [Site "Saltsjobaden izt ,IZT"] [Round "0"] [White "Steiner"] [Black "Eliskases"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E70"] [Opening "King's Indian: 4.e4 O-O"] {Various open files} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. f3 d6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Be3 e5 8. Nge2 c6 9. Qd2 Kh7 10. O-O-O Nbd7 {Positions with one King castled Queenside and the other castled Kingside, set the players special problems. both sides feel constrained to attack vigorously, since passive play by either side will allow the opponent's attack to gather momentum It is quite obvioius that in playing for an attack, the first requirement is to get a file open for the Rooks; but this creates it's own problems. Any attempt to follow the advance given earlier in this chapter - not to embark on a flank attack until the centre is closed - would in the present case run into trouble, for if White play Pd5, Black can open the c-file without more ado. White therefore maintains the tension in the centre} 11. g4 Qa5 12. h4 (12. g5 hxg5 13. Bxg5 { White might not find it easy to complete the opening of the file}) 12... b5 13. g5 Nh5 $1 {White achives his aim in full, but will have to be content with a half-open file} (13... hxg5 $2 14. hxg5+) (13... Ng8 14. h5) 14. gxh6 Bh8 15. cxb5 cxb5 {Now we can draw up a provisional balance sheet. White has won a pawn - not as yet a very important pawn - and has succeeded in half opening the g-file. Black's g-pawn and the Knight at h5, however, block any further progress in this sector. White has support point at d5, which may prove very important. Black for his part rejoices in the fully open c-file} 16. Kb1 Nb6 17. Nc1 Nc4 18. Bxc4 bxc4 19. dxe5 Bxe5 {With these last few moves Black has made distinct progress. The b-file is an even better file for attacking the White King, and his dark squared Bishop is now a powerful reinforcement. Ohwever, the sequel will show that there is more to it than} 20. N1e2 Rb8 21. Bd4 {Shutting out the dangerous Bishop} 21... Bb7 {To prevent White from Nd5} 22. Ka1 Ba8 23. Rhg1 Rb4 24. f4 $1 {Playing his important trump card} 24... Bxd4 25. Qxd4 Rfb8 26. f5 $1 {White forces open the g-file and suddenly the Ph6 becomes a major element in the game} 26... Qb6 (26... Rxb2 27. fxg6+ fxg6 28. Qxd6 R2b6 29. Qe7+ Kh8 30. Rd7) (26... gxf5 27. Rg7+ Kxh6 28. Rxf7 Qb6 29. Qd2+ Kg6 30. Rd7 $18) 27. fxg6+ fxg6 28. Qxd6 Qxd6 29. Rxd6 Rxb2 30. Nd4 Rf2 31. Rdxg6 {White Rooks have found each other, and this fact coupled with the gain of a second pawn, means that the rest is no more than a question of technique} 31... Rd8 32. Ndb5 Rd3 33. Ra6 Rf7 34. Rg5 Ng3 35. Rg7+ Rxg7 36. hxg7 Nxe4 37. Kb2 Nxc3 38. Nxc3 Rd7 39. Nb5 Bd5 40. Kc3 Bf7 41. Nd6 Bg6 42. h5 Bb1 43. Ne8 Rd3+ 44. Kb2 1-0
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WhiteSteiner
BlackEliskases
Game
Moves44
OpeningE70 — King's Indian: 4.e4 O-O
Result1-0
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Tournament
Tournament03
LocationSaltsjobaden izt ,IZT
Round0