Watch the closing doors!


Watch the closing doors!

The second round of the world championship among juniors in the international master Vladimir Barsky

Decoration of the second round was the party of the Peruvian grandmaster Jorge CORI. At the start of one of the rating favorites of the championship stumbled, lost to the Brazilian Vitor Carneiro, and the second created a small positional masterpiece. His opponent was a chess player from Kyrgyzstan Tagir Taalaibek.

Cory – T. Taalaibek


Black has just played 23…Bh3 to prevent if Rooks on the open line. However, Cory rightly believes that the weakness of the White boxes in the camp of the opponents will be more than sufficient compensation for the sacrificed exchange.

24.Rbg1! Bxg2+

Reject the offering: 24…Rg8 25 should.Rg4! Bxg4 26.Rxg4, and White gets his Rook for nothing, but both Bishops opponent.

25.Qxg2 Re7 26.Qg6

Here is impossible get the Bishops: 26.Qg4 Qxg4 27.Rxg4 Be1, and the Bishop ran away. But White have set yourself another goal.




Cory plays widely and beautifull: first sacrificed exchange, and now pays more –  the Knight. Objectively stronger 27.Qh5, but then in response to 27…Bf2! need to find the course 28.Rg6! (after 28.Nxf2 Qxe3 get Black good counterplay). Now Black’s position is hopeless – too many White pieces involved in the attack. For Example: 28…Bxe3 29.Rxh6+ gxh6 30.Qxh6+ Kg8 31.Bxf6 and White wins.


Black follow the path of least resistance, but become co-authors graceful ending party. And here 27…harder Bf2, although after 28.Be4 Qg8 29.Rg4 Bxe3 30.Nf5 is hard to believe that Black will last a long time.

28.Be4 Kg8 29.Qxh6 Bg5

Attempt price of the Bishop to temporarily block the line of “g”. In the case of 29…Bf2 White checkmates on White fields-notes: 30.Qh7+ Kf7 31.Qh5+ Kg8 (31…Ke6 32.Bf5#) 32.Bh7+ Kh8 33.Bg6+ Kg8 34.Qh7#.

30.Qh7+ Kf7 31.Qg6+ Ke6

Again the path of least resistance. Had to retreat 31…Kg8, and then White would have had to run the same “Queen-Bishop mechanism”, as in the previous note: 32.Qh7+ Kf7 33.Bg6+ Ke6 34.Bf5+ Kf7 35.Qh5+ Kg8 36.Rxg5 fxg5 37.Bh7+ Kh8 38.Bg6+ Kg8 39.Qh7#.


In the next episode the Queen helps to create a checkmate threat of the dark-squared Bishop.

Arat UfukK. Grigoryan


Watch the closing doors: the first thing you need to slamthe wicket“, through which the White King can run away on the Kingside.

38…e2+! 39.Bxe2 Qb3+ 40.Kc1

40.Kd2 solves 40…Bf4+.

White resigned in view of 41.Kb1 Ba3+ 42.Ka1 Qb2# or 41.Kd2 Qc3+ 42.Kd1 Qc1#.

In this game White resigned for two moves to checkmate, and the following allowed the opponent to declare checkmate on the Board.

Ratkovic – W. Bajarani


White to checkmate the A8, but it’s Black turn.

39…Rxb2!+ 40.Rxb2 Qxa3+ 41.Kb1 Qxb2#.

Th. Van Foreest – K. Menezes


Another example of a massive attack on the King.

20.Nh6+ Kh8 21.Bxg7+! Nxg7 22.Bxe4 d5 23.Bxh7 Kxh7 24.Qh3 d4 25.Nxf7+

Frankly, the White pawn is not really needed; easier 25.Nf5+ Kg8 26.Nxg7 Kxg7 27.Qg4+ Kh6 28.Rf3, etc.

25…Kg8 26.Nh6+ Kh7 27.Nf5+

Returning to the same plan

27…Kg8 28.Nxg7 Kxg7 29.Qg4+


Black resigned, because their King is still nowhere to flee: 29…Kf7 30.Qh5+ Kg8 (if 30…Kf6, then 31.f5) 31.Qg6+ Kh8 32.Rxe6, etc.

El-Fusari – M. Popov


A small test for care: if you give a pawn, it does not mean that her opponent yawned.

9…b5 10.cxb5 axb5 11.Bxb5? Nb3! and the extra exchange is up to a Black win.

Th. Milosevic – N. Khomeriki


Example debut disaster. White is behind in development and not yet managed to get the King out of the center, and as a result came under all sorts of ligaments and quickly lost.

13…Qa5! 14.Bb2 Rd8 15.Qc2 Bb4

Each turn increasing pressure on the Knight d2.

16.Bc1 e5

Sacrificing a pawn, Black is connected to the onset of the second Bishop.


Harder 17.Bd3, although after 17…Nxd2 18.Nxd2 (18.E4 Bxd2 and Black wins a piece) 18…e4 19.Be2 dxc4 it is unclear how White sandy….

17…Bf5 18.Qd1 Qa1!

Thing clear: from 19…Nc3 no protection. White resigned.

Bivol – L. Garifullina



White has had other good moves, but this is the most creative. White Knight feels on foreign soil just like home!

22…Re6 23.h4 Ne8

Better still 23…Ng4. If White continues about the same as in the party – 24.Bh3 f5 25.Bg2 Kh8 26.Qd5 Bd6 27.Nb6 (27.Qc6!?) 27…Qf7 28.Rc6, here Black has at least the Knight is more active. Although the position they have, of course, still no sugar.

24.Bh3 f5 25.Bg2! Kh8 26.Qd5! Nd6?

Yawn in a difficult position. Somehow continued resistance 26…Bd6.

27.Nb6! Qd8 28.Qxe6, and after a few moves Black resigned.