[Event "European Club Cup, Ohrid"] [Site "https://lichess.org/study/ijassISF/DGpPToZ3"] [Date "2009.??.??"] [White "Svidler, P."] [Black "Motylev, A."] [Result "1-0"] [Annotator "Johan Hellsten"] [FEN "5r2/ppp3kp/3q1pp1/n7/3P4/2PB3P/P3QPP1/1R4K1 w - - 0 26"] [Variant "From Position"] [ECO "?"] [Opening "?"] [SetUp "1"] [Source "https://lichess.org/study/BDbiLftO/jeuxOzXb"] [Orientation "white"] { In the next example the very same advance produces a weak pawn in the opponent's camp. --- A brief look at the position reveals two minor problems for Black: his knight is temporarily out of play on a5, and the light squares on the kingside have been slightly weakened by an earlier ...f7-f6. In the following play, Svidler exploits these factors to a maximum. } 26. h4! { Preparing h4-h5 to soften up the g6-pawn. } 26... Rf7 { Motylev prepares 27...Re7 in order to activate his rook. } { [%cal Gf8f7,Gf7e7] } (26... h5 { permits } 27. g4!? { intensifying the attack; e.g. } 27... hxg4 (27... Rh8? 28. Qe4 { and the g6-pawn can't be covered properly }) 28. Rb5! Nc6 (28... b6? 29. Qxg4 f5 30. Rxf5 { White wins a pawn }) 29. Qxg4 Ne5 30. dxe5 Qxd3 31. Rxb7 Qxc3 32. e6 { with some initiative for White. }) 27. h5! Re7 (27... g5? { , clearing the b1-h7 diagonal; e.g. } 28. h6+!? Kxh6 29. Qf3 { with the threat of 30 Qh3+, and if } 29... Kg7? { , then } 30. Qf5 { . } { [%cal Gf5h7,Gb1e1,Ge1e8] }) (27... f5!? { , blocking that same diagonal, is quite reasonable, when } { [%csl Gf5] } 28. Qd2 { preparing 29 Qg5 keeps some initiative. }) 28. Qg4 Qe6 29. Qg3 { [%csl Gh5] } 29... Qf7?! { A logical follow-up to the previous move, but this gives White the opportunity to bring his rook into the attack. } (29... Qd6!? { insisting on the queen exchange, when } 30. Qh4 { keeping up the pressure, is probably a better choice. } (30. f4 { is well met by } 30... Qe6! 31. hxg6 Qe3+ { - Golubev. })) 30. Rb5! { The beginning of quite an unusual and very strong manoeuvre. The rook is swung to the h-file where it will enhance the white attack. Meanwhile, the check on e1 is harmless. } 30... b6 31. hxg6 hxg6 32. Rh5! { [%cal Gh5h3,Gg3h4] } 32... Re8?! (32... Nb7 33. Rh3! f5 34. Qh4 { White also has strong pressure, but the text practically loses a pawn. }) 33. Rh3! { Preparing 34 Qh4 with mating threats along the h-file. } 33... f5 (33... Rh8 { failed to } 34. Rxh8 Kxh8 35. Bxg6 { . }) 34. Bxf5! { A decisive blow. } 34... Nc6 (34... Qxf5 35. Qxc7+ { Black loses his queen, e.g. } 35... Qf7 (35... Kf6 36. Rf3) 36. Rh7+! { . }) 35. Bd3 { [%csl Gg7,Gc7][%cal Gh3h7,Gg3h4] } 35... Re6 36. Qh4 Qg8 37. Bc4! Re1+ 38. Kh2 Qxc4 39. Qh8+ Kf7 40. Rh7+ { 1-0 White wins. } 1-0