[Event "Sicilian Najdorf: Illustrative Game"] [Site "https://lichess.org/study/fifiJvog/rFgqoKdN"] [Result "*"] [UTCDate "2020.05.02"] [UTCTime "02:05:43"] [Variant "Standard"] [ECO "B99"] [Opening "Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation, Main Line"] [Annotator "https://lichess.org/@/realhercules"] [Source "https://lichess.org/study/fifiJvog/rFgqoKdN"] [Orientation "white"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Be7 8. Qf3 Qc7 9. O-O-O Nbd7 10. g4 b5 11. Bxf6 Nxf6 12. g5 Nd7 13. f5! { White lunges further forward on the kingside. On first sight this looks a little premature as Black can now capture a pawn with check, but in fact 13.f5 is White's most common move. Giving up the pawn opens lines on the kingside, which White can use to attack the black king. If White doesn't want to give up a pawn he can continue with 13.h4, supporting the g5-pawn and preparing f4-f5. Of course, this uses an extra tempo and allows Black to continue his counterplay with 13...b4. } 13... Bxg5+ { Accepting the pawn offer must be the critical test, but Black can also play 13 ... Nc5 } 14. Kb1 Ne5 { As we have seen before, the e5-square is often a good defensive outpost for Black in the Sicilian. } 15. Qh5 { By attacking the bishop on g5 and also pinning the f7-pawn, White immediately regains his sacrificed pawn. } 15... Qd8 16. Nxe6 { The point of White's previous move } 16... Bxe6 17. fxe6 O-O { It seems that Black is risking a lot by castling into so many open lines, but his position remains extremely resourceful. } 18. Rg1 Bf6 19. exf7+ Kh8! { The immediate } (19... Rxf7 20. Bh3! { leaves Black threatened with Be6, so Black recaptures the f-pawn in his own time. }) 20. Nd5 g6 21. Qh3 Rxf7 22. Nf4 Qd7 23. Qb3 { White decides to keep the queens on the board, but perhaps this was not wise. } (23. Qxd7 Nxd7 24. Nd5 Be5 { to a roughly level ending. }) 23... Qc6 24. Bh3 Bg7 25. Rgf1 Raf8 26. Ne6 Rxf1 27. Bxf1 Rf2? { Black's king is safely tucked away on h8 and, if anything, it's Black who is more active. } 28. a4 bxa4! { It says something about modern chess when a 'novelty' is played on move twenty-eight! } 29. Qb8+ Bf8 { The only move } 30. Nxf8 Qxc2+ 31. Ka2 Nc6!! { This was the real surprise. Oll's analysis had just given Black regaining his piece with } (31... Qb3+ 32. Qxb3 axb3+ 33. Kxb3 Rxf8 34. Bxa6 { when White's passed b-pawn gives him the edge in the ending. Sadler's move attacks the white queen but allows a double check. However, this doesn't help White. }) 32. Nxg6+ Kg7 33. Qb7+ Rf7 34. Qb6 a5 { White resigns. White is totally lost for example } 35. Rb1 Nb4+ 36. Ka1 Qxb1+ 37. Kxb1 Rxf1# *