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White: GM Dimitry Gurevich
Black: FM Peter Bereolos
2006 North American FIDE Invitational
Round 6

Gurevich-Bereolos

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Na6 8. Re1 c6 9. Bf1 exd4 I previously had a loss and a draw against Dimitry with 9... Bg4 but as I stated in my notes to the game versus Goletiani, I had prepared this move for the tournament. 10. Nxd4 Ng4 11. h3 Qb6 12. hxg4 Qxd4 13. g5

The main theoretical move. Goletiani played 13. Qe2 against me here in the first round. 13... Qxd1 14. Rxd1 Be5 15. Be3 Nc5 16. Rac1 16. f3 was the expected move 16... a5 It seems that Black can also grab the pawn with 16... Bxc3 17. Rxc3 (17. Bxc5 Bxb2) 17... Nxe4 when it looks like White will have to exchange one of his bishops to regain the pawn 17. b3 f6 Again, Black could consider 17... Bxc3 18. Rxc3 (18. Bxc5 dxc5 19. Rxc3 a4) 18... Nxe4 19. Rcd3 Be6 (19... a4 20. f3 Ng3 21. Bf4 Nxf1 22. Kxf1 Be6) 20. f3 Ng3 21. Rxd6 Nf5 22. R6d3 Nxe3 23. Rxe3; 18. gxf6 Rxf6 19. f3 Be6 20. Ne2 Bf7 A bit of an awkward move, 20... Re8 is probably a little better, now he initiates a tactical sequence. 21. f4 Bb2 22. Bxc5 22. Rc2 Ba3 is fine for Black 22... Bxc1 I wasn't sure about 22... dxc5 23. e5 or 23. Rc2 Bd4+ 24. Kh2 but that also looks like Black should be OK 23. Bd4 Rxf4 24. Rxc1 Rxe4

A very unbalanced position has occurred. It is probably about equal. Black has a hard time penetrating with his rooks, but White lacks outposts for his minor pieces. 25. Bb2 Rae8 26. Rc2 Be6 27. Rd2 Bg4 28. Nd4 Rf8 29. Nc2 Re6 30. Bd4 a4 31. Bf2 axb3 32. axb3 Rfe8 33. Bg3 Rd8 34. Bf4 Kg7 35. g3 h6 36. Ne3

36...Bf3? I saw the variation 36... g5 37. Bxg5 hxg5 38. Nxg4 d5 which is equal, but decided that I didn't need to give up a pawn since my bishop now had a square. 37. Bh3 Rf6 38. Be5 [1:0]

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