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White: GM Gregory Kaidanov
Black: Peter Bereolos
1996 Kings Island Open
Round 5, Board 5

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 a6 6.Bb3 d6 7.0-0 0-0 8.h3 Be6 9.Bc2 Ba7 10.Re1 Qd7 The most common move here is 10...d5 as played by Aronian against Almasi in the 2007 European team championship. 11.Bg5

11...Ne8?! Probably the result on lingering memories of my loss to Kudrin in 1987. Black had a very interesting alternative here with a piece sacrifice. 11...Bxh3!? 12.gxh3 Qxh3 13.Bxf6 (13.Be3 Ng4 with the idea of f5) 13...gxf6 (13...Rae8!?) 14.Nh2 Bxf2+ (14...Kh8!? 15.Qf3 Rg8+ 16.Kh1 Qh4) 15.Kxf2 (15.Kh1 Bxe1 16.Qxe1 Kh8) 15...Qxh2+ with perpetual check, but some of the earlier alternatives are certainly worthy of further investigation. 12.d4 exd4 13.cxd4 d5 14.Nc3 dxe4 15.Bxe4 f6?! Probably the last chance to try to keep White's advantage under control was 15...Nxd4 16.Nxd4 Bxd4 17.Nd5 f6 18.Qxd4 fxg5 16.d5 Bxh3 Deperatation, but 16...fxg5 17.dxe6 Qxd1 18.Raxd1 is overwhelming 17.Be3 The direct 17.dxc6 Qg4 18.Qd5+ Kh8 19.Nh2 is also good for White 17...Bxg2 18.dxc6 Qh3 19.Qd5+ Kh8 20.Nh2 Bxe4 21.Nxe4 b6

When you play a move like this, resignation should not be far away. 22.Bd4 h6 23.Re3 Qh4 24.Rg3 f5 25.Qd7 Rd8 26.Bxg7+ Kh7 27.Bxf8+ Rxd7 28.cxd7 Nd6 29.Ng5+ 1-0