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20 Apr 2018

B32 Sicilian: Löwenthal and Kalashnikov Variations (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d6 6.c4 Be7 7.N1c3 a6 8.Na3 Be6 9.Be3 Nf6 10.Be2 O-O 11.O-O Rc8)

B32 Sicilian: Löwenthal and Kalashnikov Variations (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d6 6.c4 Be7 7.N1c3 a6 8.Na3 Be6 9.Be3 Nf6 10.Be2 O-O 11.O-O Rc8)

The game below was played in a team match called ANGELS COUNTING BRILLIANT STARS 1600 and above. It was played on three boards between Angels Academy For Brilliant Angels and DORU-66 & HIS BEST FRIENDS. I played on board 1 for DORU-66 & HIS BEST FRIENDS. This game might be one of the best games I have played in a long time. Even though far from a perfect game, I was able to play in a good level in my opinion as I did not do any really horrible moves. The other game I played against Malcan was one where I got crushed without all that much counterplay on my part. The match ended with a score 4 - 2 in favor of Angels Academy For Brilliant Angels. It took a very long time for me to win against a player who is rated 2000+, but maybe this can happen more regularly in the future. That has been my plan for a very long time, but it has not worked so well in practice, so far anyway.

[Event "ANGELS COUNTING BRILLIANT STARS 1600 an"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2015.09.02"] [Round "?"] [White "Vierjoki, Timo"] [Black "Malcan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B32"] [WhiteElo "1834"] [BlackElo "2013"] [Annotator "Tactical Analysis 2.10 (30s)"] [PlyCount "91"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. c4 Be7 7. N1c3 a6 8. Na3 Be6 9. Be3 Nf6 10. Be2 O-O 11. O-O Rc8 {B32 Sicilian: Löwenthal and Kalashnikov Variations. LiveBook: 91 Games} 12. Kh1 (12. f3 Nh5 13. Nd5 Bg5 14. Bb6 Qd7 15. g3 Bd8 16. Be3 g6 17. Qd2 f5 18. exf5 gxf5 19. Nb6 Bxb6 20. Bxb6 Qg7 21. Rf2 Rf6 22. Rg2 Kh8 23. f4 Bf7 24. Nc2 Rg8 25. Bf3 exf4 {1/2-1/2 (25) Filipenko,A (2380)-Sveshnikov,E (2535) Leningrad 1987}) 12... Na5 13. b3 $146 ( 13. Nd5 Nd7 14. Qd2 Nc6 15. Nxe7+ Qxe7 16. Rfd1 Nf6 17. f3 Ne8 18. Rac1 Rd8 19. Bb6 Rd7 20. Nc2 f5 21. exf5 Bxf5 22. Ne3 Be6 23. Rc3 Qh4 24. b3 Ne7 25. Rd3 Nf5 26. Kg1 Ne7 27. Bf1 Qh5 {Vazquez,R (2485)-Permuy Lorenzo,C (2305) La Coruna 1998 1-0 (48)}) 13... Nc6 14. Nc2 {White has an edge.} h6 15. f4 {0.11/27} ({ Better is} 15. f3 $14 {0.66/25}) 15... exf4 $11 16. Bxf4 Ne5 (16... b5 $5) 17. Qd2 {-0.33/24} (17. Nd4 $14 {0.45/24}) 17... Nfd7 {0.29/25} (17... b5 $1 $15 { -0.33/24}) 18. Nd4 g5 {1.62/25} ({Black should try} 18... Bg5 $14 {0.36/27}) 19. Bg3 Nf6 20. Nf5 Bxf5 21. Rxf5 Rc5 22. Qd4 $2 {0.61/27 [#]} (22. Bf2 $18 { 2.18/23} Rc6 23. Bd4) 22... Nfd7 $2 {2.30/25} (22... Nc6 $1 $14 {0.61/27} 23. Qf2 Rxf5 24. Qxf5 Nd4) 23. Nd5 $18 f6 24. Rd1 Rc6 25. Ne3 Qe8 26. Rff1 Qf7 27. Nf5 Kh7 28. Qe3 Rd8 29. Rd5 Bf8 30. Rfd1 Nb6 {2.29/23} (30... Rdc8 {1.65/24 was called for.} 31. Nxd6 Bxd6) 31. R5d2 Nc8 $2 {4.11/24 [#]} (31... Nbd7 { 1.94/26} 32. Nxd6 Bxd6) 32. Bxe5 fxe5 33. Qh3 Qf6 {5.87/26} (33... Ne7 $142 { 4.04/27} 34. Nxd6 Qf6) 34. Bg4 b5 35. cxb5 axb5 36. Qd3 b4 37. Ng3 Na7 $2 { 10.30/25} (37... Rc3 {3.96/28}) 38. Bf5+ $2 {3.86/30} (38. Rf1 {10.30/25} Qg7 39. Rdf2) 38... Kh8 39. Rf1 Rc3 40. Qa6 Qe7 41. Rdf2 Nc6 {5.49/27} (41... Bg7 $142 {3.83/30} 42. Bg6 Qe6) 42. Bg6 Nb8 $2 {9.18/26} (42... Bg7 {3.85/28} 43. Rf7 Qe6) 43. Qb5 Nc6 44. Qd5 Nd4 45. Rf7 Qe6 46. Qb7 {14.31/30 Accuracy: White = 48%, Black = 23%.} ({Inferior is} 46. Rxf8+ Rxf8 47. Rxf8+ Kg7 $11) (46. Rh7+ $142 {#8/51} Kg8 47. Nh5 Be7 48. Rxe7 Rc7 49. Rxe6 Kh8 50. Rxd6 Rcd7 51. Rxd7 Ne6 52. Rxd8+ Nxd8 53. Qxd8#) 1-0

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[Event "Istanbul ol (Men) 34th"] [Site "Istanbul"] [Date "2000.11.06"] [Round "9.1"] [White "Leko, Peter"] [Black "Nataf, Igor Alexandre"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B32"] [WhiteElo "2743"] [BlackElo "2526"] [PlyCount "147"] [EventDate "2000.10.28"] [EventType "team-swiss"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "TUR"] [SourceTitle "EXT 2001"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2000.11.22"] [WhiteTeam "Hungary"] [BlackTeam "France"] [WhiteTeamCountry "HUN"] [BlackTeamCountry "FRA"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. c4 Be7 7. Bd3 Nf6 8. N1c3 a6 9. Na3 O-O 10. O-O Bg4 11. Be2 Be6 12. Be3 Rc8 13. Rc1 h6 14. Qd2 Ng4 15. Bxg4 Bxg4 16. Nc2 Be6 17. b3 f5 18. exf5 Rxf5 19. Rfd1 Qe8 20. Ne4 Rd8 21. Bb6 Rd7 22. Ne3 Rf4 23. f3 Qg6 24. Kh1 Bf8 25. Nd5 Rff7 26. b4 Ne7 27. Re1 Nc8 28. Bf2 Kh8 29. a4 Ne7 30. Nb6 Rd8 31. Nxd6 Kg8 32. c5 Nf5 33. Qc2 Bxd6 34. cxd6 Rxd6 35. Rxe5 Nh4 36. Qxg6 Nxg6 37. Re4 Nf4 38. Bc5 Rd2 39. Be3 Re2 40. Rxf4 Rxe3 41. Rxf7 Kxf7 42. Rc7+ Kg8 43. Kg1 Rb3 44. Re7 Bf5 45. Nd5 b5 46. a5 Bd3 47. Rd7 Bc4 48. Ne7+ Kf8 49. Nc6 Rb2 50. h4 h5 51. g4 hxg4 52. fxg4 Be6 53. Rd4 Rc2 54. Ne5 Ke7 55. h5 Kf6 56. Nf3 Rb2 57. Rf4+ Ke7 58. g5 Bd5 59. Nh4 Kd6 60. h6 gxh6 61. gxh6 Bg8 62. Ng6 Bh7 63. Nf8 Ke5 64. Rh4 Rb1+ 65. Kf2 Rb2+ 66. Ke1 Rb1+ 67. Kd2 Rb2+ 68. Kc3 Rc2+ 69. Kb3 Rc7 70. Nxh7 Rxh7 71. Kc3 Kf6 72. Kd4 Kg6 73. Kd5 Rc7 74. h7 1-0 [Event "POL-chT"] [Site "Lubniewice"] [Date "2002.09.08"] [Round "9"] [White "Acs, Peter"] [Black "Miton, Kamil"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B32"] [WhiteElo "2560"] [BlackElo "2517"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2002.08.31"] [EventType "team"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "POL"] [SourceTitle "CBM 090 ext"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2002.11.07"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. c4 Be7 7. N1c3 a6 8. Na3 Nf6 9. Bd3 O-O 10. O-O Bg4 11. Be2 Be6 12. Be3 Rc8 13. Rc1 Ne8 14. Nd5 Bg5 15. Rc3 Bxe3 16. fxe3 Ne7 17. Qd2 Bxd5 18. cxd5 Rxc3 19. Qxc3 b5 20. Nb1 f5 21. Nd2 Nf6 22. Bf3 Qb6 23. Qd3 f4 24. Re1 g5 25. Bd1 Ng6 26. g3 g4 27. Qc3 f3 28. Kf2 Ne7 29. Bc2 Rc8 30. Qd3 Qa5 31. Bb1 Qb4 32. Nb3 Rc4 33. a3 Nxe4+ 34. Qxe4 Qxb3 35. Qxh7+ Kf8 36. Qh6+ Ke8 37. Bg6+ Kd7 0-1 [Event "Baku Presidents Cup"] [Site "Baku"] [Date "2010.04.29"] [Round "2"] [White "Polgar, Judit"] [Black "Radjabov, Teimour"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B32"] [WhiteElo "2682"] [BlackElo "2740"] [PlyCount "49"] [EventDate "2010.04.29"] [EventType "tourn (rapid)"] [EventRounds "7"] [EventCountry "AZE"] [EventCategory "18"] [SourceTitle "CBM 136 Extra"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "2010.07.02"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. c4 Be7 7. Be2 Nf6 8. N1c3 a6 9. Na3 Be6 10. Be3 O-O 11. O-O Rc8 12. Rc1 h6 13. Qd2 Ng4 14. Bxg4 Bxg4 15. Nd5 Bg5 16. Nc2 Be6 17. Rfd1 Bxe3 18. Ndxe3 Qh4 19. f3 Rfd8 20. a4 Qg5 21. b4 Ne7 22. Ne1 Nc6 23. N1c2 Ne7 24. Ne1 Nc6 25. N1c2 1/2-1/2 [Event "Saint Louis Showdown 60m"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2016.11.11"] [Round "3"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B32"] [WhiteElo "2779"] [BlackElo "2823"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "2016.11.10"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "6"] [EventCountry "USA"] [EventCategory "22"] [SourceTitle "Mega2016 Update 59"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2016.11.18"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. c4 Be7 7. N1c3 a6 8. Na3 Be6 9. Be2 Rc8 10. O-O Nf6 11. Be3 O-O 12. Qd2 Nd7 13. Rac1 Nc5 14. f3 Nd4 15. Bxd4 exd4 16. Qxd4 Qb6 17. Rc2 Bf6 18. Qe3 Qb4 19. Qd2 Na4 20. Nd5 Qc5+ 21. Kh1 Bxd5 22. cxd5 Qd4 23. Nc4 b5 24. Nxd6 Rxc2 25. Qxc2 g6 26. f4 Nxb2 27. e5 Be7 28. Qe4 Qxe4 29. Nxe4 Rc8 30. f5 gxf5 31. Ng3 Rc2 32. Bh5 Nd3 33. Nxf5 Nf2+ 34. Kg1 Bc5 35. e6 Nh3+ 36. Kh1 Nf2+ 37. Kg1 1/2-1/2