Euwe vs Fuster
903
[Event "Beverwijk"] [Site "Moskva"] [Round "0"] [White "Euwe"] [Black "Fuster"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D20"] [Opening "QGA: 3.e3 Nf6"] {The isolated d-pawn against the isolated c-pawn} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bxc4 e6 5. Nf3 c5 6. O-O cxd4 7. exd4 Be7 8. Qe2 O-O 9. Nc3 Nbd7 10. Bg5 Nb6 11. Bb3 Bd7 12. Rad1 Bc6 13. Ne5 Nfd5 $2 14. Nxc6 bxc6 15. Bc1 {Black was wrong to allow himself to be saddled with the isolated c-pawn which will prove weaker than the White d-pawn. White, with his greater freedom of movement, will now have chances of a Kingside attack. He already threatens Rd3 and Black finds it essential to bring reinforcements across to the King'swing} 15... Nd7 16. Rd3 Nxc3 17. Rxc3 $1 {It is important to keep the c-file open, and Black would therefore have done better to make the exchange one move earlier} 17... Rc8 18. Be3 Bg5 {Black breaks up White's Bishop pair} (18... Qa5 { Attempting to dissolve the IQP} 19. Rfc1 c5 20. Qc2 {Winning the pawn}) 19. Rfc1 Bxe3 20. fxe3 Nb8 21. Bc2 {To put another attack on the c-pawn by Be4. Moreover, White has Qh5 in hand, so that Black still has to reckon with the possibility of Kingside trouble in the future} 21... Qd6 22. Be4 f5 23. Bf3 e5 {bid for freedom} 24. Qc4+ (24. dxe5 Qxe5 25. Bxc6 Nxc6 26. Rxc6 Rxc6 27. Rxc6 f4 $132) 24... Kh8 25. Qc5 $1 {The refutation} 25... Qxc5 26. Rxc5 exd4 (26... e4 27. Bd1 Rcd8 28. Ba4) 27. exd4 {White's d-pawn is again isolated, but in view of the threat Pd5, it is now anything but weak} 27... Rcd8 28. R1c4 g6 ( 28... Rf6 29. Bxc6 Nxc6 30. Rxc6 Rxc6 31. Rxc6 Rxd4 32. Rc8+) 29. Bxc6 Nxc6 30. Rxc6 Rd7 31. Rc7 Rfd8 32. Rxd7 Rxd7 33. Kf2 Kg7 34. Ke3 Kf6 35. b4 Rd6 36. b5 Re6+ 37. Kd3 Re1 38. Rc7 Rg1 39. Rxa7 Rxg2 40. a4 Rxh2 41. b6 Rb2 42. a5 f4 43. Rxh7 g5 44. b7 f3 45. a6 1/2-1/2
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Players
WhiteEuwe
BlackFuster
Game
Moves45
OpeningD20 — QGA: 3.e3 Nf6
Result½-½
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Tournament
TournamentBeverwijk
LocationMoskva
Round0