Motylev at the European Champs

Wed, 2014-03-12 09:35 -- IM Max Illingworth

[pgn][Event "15th ch-EUR Indiv 2014"]
[Site "Yerevan ARM"]
[Date "2014.03.03"]
[Round "1.33"]
[White "Ali Marandi, C."]
[Black "Motylev, A."]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2380"]
[BlackElo "2656"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "105"]
[EventDate "2014.03.03"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "ARM"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.03.03"]

{After 7 rounds of this year's European Individual Chess Championship in
Yerevan, Armenia, former Russian Champion Alexander Motylev leads outright
with a score of 6/7. Let's follow his journey to this point by looking at his
games. Motylev started slowly, drawing in the first round to one of Turkey's
talented young players.} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6.
f3 Qb6 7. a4 e6 8. a5 Qc7 9. Be3 Be7 {This position is similar to a normal
Scheveningen, but White already has a grip over the queenside thanks to a4-a5.}
10. Be2 O-O 11. O-O Nbd7 12. f4 {White is happy to return the extra move he
gained from a4-a5 (attacking the black queen) as otherwise he lacks a strong
pawn break to work with.} b5 (12... Nc5 13. Bf3 Rb8 14. Qd2 {makes it much
harder for Black to break out of White's grip.} b5 15. axb6 Rxb6 16. b4 Rxb4
17. e5 dxe5 18. fxe5 Qxe5 19. Nc6 {is an important tactical point.}) 13. axb6
Nxb6 14. Bd3 (14. Qd3 {stops ...Nc4, but then Black obtains counterplay with}
Rb8 15. Nb3 Rd8 {followed by ...e5 to equal White's central space and also
proceed with the ...d5 break such that White can't close the center with e5.})
14... Nc4 (14... Bb7 15. Qe2 d5 16. e5 Ne4 {was a different way to generate
counterplay - the knight on e4 is annoying but} 17. Bxe4 dxe4 {instead gives
Black good light squared play on the queenside.}) 15. Bxc4 Qxc4 16. e5 dxe5 17.
fxe5 Nd5 18. Nxd5 Qxd5 (18... exd5 {was better, although not much fun for
Black after} 19. c3 {- White is very solid on the dark squares and it is hard
for Black to activate his pieces.}) 19. Nf5 {Were it not for this tactical
resource, Black would be doing well with a weak e5-pawn to attack and pressure
down the long diagonal after ...Bb7.} Bd8 20. Qxd5 exd5 21. Bc5 {Black is in
big danger in this position, as if he moves the rook, Nd6 will come.} Bxf5 (
21... Re8 22. Nd6 Rxe5 23. Nxf7 Re8 24. Nd6 {and White wins an exchange, in
light of} Re6 25. Nxc8 Rxc8 26. Rf8# {.}) 22. Rxf5 (22. Bxf8 Bxc2 23. Bc5 Bd3
24. Rf3 Be4 25. Rc3 {is correct, when Black has only a pawn for the exchange,
which in such an open position is not enough. White has full control of the
position and will probably win with best play (starting with an attack on
Black's weak a6-pawn).}) 22... Re8 23. Bd4 Rc8 24. c3 a5 {Now Black is fine -
he has targets to b2 and e5 to compensate the weakness of the a5- and d5-pawns.
} 25. Raf1 Rc7 26. Bb6 Rb7 27. Bd4 Re6 28. R5f2 Kf8 29. Rd2 Ke8 30. Rfd1 Bc7
31. Bf2 Rb5 32. Rxd5 Rxd5 (32... Rxb2 {would have given Black good winning
chances, because of his passed a-pawn and pressure on e5. If} 33. Bh4 {Black
has more than good way to block the mate threat; e.g.} Rb8 {also preparing ...
Rc8/...Ra8 will do.}) 33. Rxd5 Rxe5 34. Rd2 Rb5 35. g3 f5 36. Kf1 g6 37. Ke2 h5
38. Be3 Re5 39. Kf3 Re4 40. b3 Bd8 41. Rd6 g5 42. Rd5 g4+ 43. Kf2 a4 44. bxa4
Rxa4 45. Rxf5 h4 46. gxh4 Bxh4+ 47. Kg1 Ra1+ 48. Rf1 Ra2 49. Rf4 Ra1+ 50. Kg2
Ra2+ 51. Kg1 Ra1+ 52. Kg2 Ra2+ 53. Kg1 1/2-1/2[/pgn]

[pgn][Event "15th ch-EUR Indiv 2014"]
[Site "Yerevan ARM"]
[Date "2014.03.04"]
[Round "2.57"]
[White "Motylev, A."]
[Black "Tari, A."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2656"]
[BlackElo "2424"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "77"]
[EventDate "2014.03.03"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "ARM"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.03.10"]

{Next up, Motylev played another talented youngster, this time from Norway.} 1.
e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. h3 Be7
9. Qf3 O-O 10. O-O-O b5 11. g4 {The advantage of this setup over the normal
English Attack setup with Qd2/f3/g4 is that the queen is much more active on
f3.} b4 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 Bc8 14. Bd3 a5 15. Kb1 (15. Nc5 {with the idea of
} dxc5 16. d6 Ra7 17. dxe7 Qxe7 18. Rhe1 {and very nice development for the
pawn had been seen before.}) 15... a4 16. Nd2 Ba6 17. Bf5 Nd7 (17... g6 {can
be ignored with} 18. Bh6 Re8 19. h4 {as} gxf5 20. gxf5 Kh8 21. Rhg1 Bf8 22.
Bxf8 Rxf8 23. Qg4 Rg8 24. Qxb4 {gives White two pawns and a strong attack for
the piece. Notice how hard it is for Black to develop his queenside pieces -}
Nd7 25. Qxd6 {for instance gives White enough material for the knight.}) 18. h4
Qc7 (18... a3 19. b3 {isn't a problem for White, as the c3-square can be
covered with Ne4 or Bg5.}) 19. Bg5 Nc5 20. Ne4 Nxe4 21. Bxe4 Rfb8 {At the
moment, Black's attack seems faster than White's - he can go ...b3 to force
open some queenside files.} 22. Bc1 Bc4 (22... b3 23. cxb3 axb3 24. a3 {keeps
the a- and b-files closed.}) 23. h5 {The problem for Black though is that ...
b3 doesn't force open the files where the Black rooks are situated, and
meanwhile White is ready to force open the kingside with Qf5 g6 hxg6.} Bf8 (
23... b3 24. cxb3 Rxb3 {was correct, as White won't dare take because of mate
down the a-file after ...axb3. Instead} 25. Bxh7+ Kxh7 26. Qxf7 Rxb2+ {(Black
has to be very fast as h6 is threatened)} 27. Bxb2 a3 28. Qg6+ (28. h6 {fails
to} Bxa2+ 29. Kxa2 Qc4+ 30. Kb1 Qe4+) 28... Kg8 29. h6 Bxa2+ 30. Kxa2 axb2+ 31.
Kb1 Bf6 32. hxg7 Bxg7 33. Qe6+ Kf8 34. Qf5+ Kg8 (34... Ke8 35. Qg6+) 35. Qe6+ {
and we have a perpetual check.}) 24. Qf5 g6 25. hxg6 hxg6 26. Qf3 b3 27. cxb3
Rxb3 {Better late than never - this still seems to hold here.} 28. axb3 axb3
29. Bd2 Qa7 30. Kc1 Qa1+ {Black mixes up the move order, which proves decisive.
} (30... Bxd5 {first would have drawn:} 31. Bc3 Bxe4 32. Qxe4 Qxf2 33. Kb1 Qa7
34. Kc1 Qf2 {with a curious draw by repetition.} 35. Qb1 {of course fails to}
Ra1 {.}) 31. Bb1 Bxd5 32. Qxd5 Rc8+ 33. Bc3 Rxc3+ 34. Kd2 {This is the key
difference. Now White wins.} Qxb2+ 35. Ke1 Rc2 36. Rh2 Qc3+ 37. Kf1 b2 38. Kg2
Be7 39. Bxc2 1-0[/pgn]

[pgn][Event "15th ch-EUR Indiv 2014"]
[Site "Yerevan ARM"]
[Date "2014.03.05"]
[Round "3.35"]
[White "Yilmaz, M."]
[Black "Motylev, A."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A88"]
[WhiteElo "2557"]
[BlackElo "2656"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "70"]
[EventDate "2014.03.03"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "ARM"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.03.10"]

{In this game Motylev received a second chance to excel against a Turkish
player - and this time he was up to the task.} 1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4.
Nf3 Bg7 5. c4 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Nc3 c6 8. b3 (8. d5 e5 9. dxe6 Bxe6 {leads to
the same pawn structure as in the game.}) 8... Na6 9. Bb2 Qc7 10. d5 {
Otherwise Black will play ...e5 and be doing reasonably.} e5 11. dxe6 Bxe6 12.
Ng5 Bd7 13. Qd2 Rad8 14. Rfd1 Bc8 {This is a fairly normal position for the
Leningrad Dutch. Black has a nice grip on the e4 square and can play moves
such as ...Nc5 and put the queen on e7 and go ...Rfe8 to accentuate this
control. This is the sort of position where it can be tricky for either side
to do anything at first, though Black can normally go for ...h6 and ...g5 and
further kingside ambitions if he's game.} 15. Rac1 Qe7 16. e3 Nc5 17. b4 {This
is critical, immediately clarifying the play.} h6 18. Nh3 ({Not} 18. bxc5 dxc5
{.}) 18... Nce4 19. Nxe4 fxe4 (19... Nxe4 20. Qc2 Bxb2 21. Qxb2 g5 {is more
solid - Motylev prefers to make the position more complicated to pose more
problems for his opponent.}) 20. Nf4 Bf5 21. h3 g5 22. Ne2 h5 (22... Qf7 {is
again the solid option, eyeing the c4-pawn.}) 23. b5 (23. a3 {is liked by the
engine, but after} Qd7 24. Kh2 h4 25. g4 {(not best, but the only move that
can challenge Black's plan)} Bxg4 26. Bxf6 Rxf6 27. hxg4 Rxf2 28. Kg1 Rxg2+ 29.
Kxg2 Qxg4+ 30. Kh1 Qf3+ 31. Kg1 h3 32. Nd4 Bxd4 33. exd4 e3 34. Qh2 e2 {Black
has a winning attack, despite being a rook down!} 35. Re1 Re8 {and ...Re4-g4
is the finisher.}) 23... Qd7 (23... c5 24. Bxf6 Rxf6 25. Nc3 {gives White back
control of the game, and that's not what Motylev is after.}) 24. bxc6 (24. Kh2
{first is more precise as} cxb5 25. cxb5 Qxb5 26. Nd4 Qd5 27. Nxf5 Qxf5 28. Bd4
{gives White more than enough of a queenside initiative for the pawn.
Furthermore, Black can't hope to successfully attack White's king without his
light-squared bishop.}) 24... bxc6 25. Kh2 Rf7 26. Bc3 Qc8 27. Ba5 {This move
isn't a huge mistake but it was probably played with the wrong intention in
mind.} (27. Qc2 {, increasing the pressure on the e4-pawn, might be met by} h4
28. gxh4 g4 {, a creative idea to be sure, but} 29. Nf4 gxh3 30. Bxf6 hxg2 31.
Bg5 {still looks secure enough for White.}) 27... Rdf8 28. Qxd6 h4 {It is very
hard for White to defend against Black's attack, as all of Black's pieces are
involved in the attack while White has just a few pawns and a knight and
bishop guarding.} 29. Qd8 {Exchanging the queens in such a situation is very
practical indeed, but White seems to forget this good idea on the next turn.}
Bxh3 30. Bxh3 (30. Qxc8 Bxc8 31. Bb4 {keeps White afloat; if} Ng4+ 32. Kg1 Re8
33. Rf1 {White can hope to hold.}) 30... Ng4+ 31. Kg1 (31. Bxg4 Qxg4 {is even
worse.}) 31... Qf5 32. Bxg4 Qxg4 {White can't move the queen because of ...
Rxf2 and mate will soon follow.} 33. Nf4 hxg3 (33... Rxd8 {was good, but
Motylev's choice is better still!}) 34. fxg3 Qxg3+ 35. Ng2 Rf2 0-1[/pgn]

[pgn][Event "15th ch-EUR Indiv 2014"]
[Site "Yerevan ARM"]
[Date "2014.03.06"]
[Round "4.18"]
[White "Motylev, A."]
[Black "Kovalev, Vl"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C67"]
[WhiteElo "2656"]
[BlackElo "2548"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "69"]
[EventDate "2014.03.03"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "ARM"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.03.10"]

{In our next game, Motylev plays an exemplary Berlin Wall dismantle.} 1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+
Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 h5 11. Rd1 Be7 12. Ne2 Be6 13. Nf4 Bc8 14. e6 {A new
move in this position, but the idea of sacrificing a pawn to force open the
centre and eliminate Black's light-square blockade/bishop is very well known.}
Bf6 (14... Bxe6 15. Nxe6 fxe6 16. Bf4 Bd6 17. Bg5 {gives White pressure -
Black's extra pawn is useless when White has a strong initiative in the centre.
}) 15. exf7+ Kxf7 16. Nd3 Re8 17. Bf4 Nd6 18. c3 {I think this position is
quite a bit better for White than the engines claim - White has a strong grip
on the dark squares and effectively an extra pawn, and it isn't easy for Black
to complete his development.} a5 (18... Bf5 {is a pawn sacrifice, but Black
does seem to get enough play after} 19. Bxd6 cxd6 20. Nf4 g6 21. Rxd6 Re4 {as
he has got his pieces developed and it isn't easy to keep the f4-knight secure;
e.g.} 22. g3 h4 23. Kg2 Rh8 24. g4 {(White can try to absorb Black's pressure
but it doesn't seem like any fun)} Rxf4 25. gxf5 gxf5 {with equality would be
a logical continuation.}) 19. Re1 Rxe1+ 20. Rxe1 a4 21. g4 {This is a very
clever way to constrict Black's c8-bishop.} hxg4 (21... a3 22. Nde5+ Kg8 23. b3
{keeps control and an edge.} Bxe5 24. Nxe5 hxg4 25. hxg4 {is hardly a drawish
opposite-coloured bishops position as there are still plenty of pieces on the
board and the dark-squared bishop dominates.}) 22. hxg4 Nc4 23. g5 Bg4 24. Kg2
{I think Black is in big trouble in this position as White's initiative is
very strong and Black's pawns could easily become loose, not to mention that
his king is already a bit airy.} Rd8 25. Nc5 (25. Rd1 {was perhaps a
technically better way to keep the pressure on.}) 25... Be7 (25... Bxf3+ 26.
Kxf3 Rd5 27. gxf6 Rxc5 28. fxg7 Kxg7 {with a worse endgame was preferable.})
26. g6+ Kf8 27. Nxb7 Rd3 28. Nd4 {The position is complex, but White's far
superior activity is what gives him a huge advantage.} Nxb2 29. Bxc7 Rxc3 {An
oversight, but Black's position was already losing.} 30. Bd6 Bxd6 31. Nxd6 Bd7
32. N4f5 {White threatens Re7 or Rh1, and there's nothing Black can do about
it.} Nc4 33. Rh1 Be6 (33... Bxf5 34. Nxf5 Kg8 35. Rd1 {and mate isn't any
better.}) 34. Rh8+ Bg8 35. Ne4 {White threatens Ng5-e6, so Black resigned.} 1-0[/pgn]

[pgn][Event "15th ch-EUR Indiv 2014"]
[Site "Yerevan ARM"]
[Date "2014.03.07"]
[Round "5.3"]
[White "Artemiev, V."]
[Black "Motylev, A."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A07"]
[WhiteElo "2621"]
[BlackElo "2656"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "92"]
[EventDate "2014.03.03"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "ARM"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.03.10"]

{Motylev played one of the most promising young talents of his country in this
round.} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bg4 3. Bg2 c6 4. O-O e6 5. c4 Nf6 6. d3 dxc4 {
Releasing the tension like this feels strange at first, but does make both
sides' plans clearer.} 7. dxc4 Nbd7 8. Nc3 Qa5 {This is an interesting move,
intending possibly ...Qh5 and ...Bh3 to exchange White's king's bishop and
keep the queen in touch with White's monarch.} 9. h3 (9. Be3 {had been seen
before but shouldn't perturb Black's solid position after} Bc5 {.}) 9... Bxf3
10. exf3 {White prefers this recapture to give his rook an open e-file, and
also a potential f4-f5 break to soften up Black's structure.} Be7 (10... Nb6 {
attacking the c4-pawn may be more critical - White will probably sack it for
activity with} 11. Qc2 Nxc4 12. Ne4 Nxe4 13. fxe4 Nb6 14. Rd1 {, though it's
not obvious how White crashes through after} Be7 15. Bd2 Qa4 16. b3 Qa3 {and ..
.0-0 at the first opportunity.}) 11. Bd2 Qc7 12. Qe2 O-O 13. f4 Rfe8 {White is
slightly better here - his bishop pair is handy even with no pawn tension and
things locked up as they are. The problem for Black is that he doesn't have a
decent pawn break himself.} 14. g4 (14. Rad1 e5 15. fxe5 Qxe5 16. Qd3 {gives
White a small but safe edge.}) (14. Rfe1 {is no less sensible, to stop ...e5.})
14... Nf8 15. g5 N6d7 {Now White's kingside is somewhat overextended and the
f4-pawn is a real target. Perhaps White thought White was getting in f4-f5 but
it's not to be.} 16. Ne4 Ng6 17. Qg4 Nc5 18. Nxc5 Bxc5 19. Be4 Rad8 20. Rad1
Rd4 21. Bxg6 hxg6 22. b3 e5 {A strong central break to open up White's king
some more. White has to be careful.} 23. Be3 Rxd1 24. Rxd1 Bxe3 25. fxe3 exf4 (
{If} 25... Qa5 26. Qd7 Rf8 27. Qd2 {defends.}) 26. Qxf4 Qe7 (26... Re5 27. Rd8+
Qxd8 28. Qxe5 a5 29. Qf4 a4 {gives Black decent winning chances as White's
pawns are so weak and there's no perpetual on Black's king.}) 27. Kf2 b5 {The
engine assesses the position as almost equal, but Black's position is so much
easier to play because of the difference in the safety of his king, and I
think even objectively Black's winning chances are no worse than White's
drawing chances.} 28. Rd6 bxc4 29. bxc4 Qb7 30. Rd2 c5 {White is already in
trouble.} 31. Qf3 Qb4 32. Qd5 (32. Qe2 {is perhaps a better defence, though}
Qc3 33. Rd5 Rb8 34. Rd2 Rb1 {keeps heavy pressure on White's position and it
is hard to believe that it won't crack soon.}) 32... Qc3 (32... Re5 33. Qxe5
Qxd2+ 34. Kf3 {is apparently a winning endgame for Black, but in any case I
prefer Motylev's method.}) 33. Rd3 Qa1 34. Qxc5 Qxa2+ 35. Kg3 Qa1 {The
combination of the passed a-pawn and the weak White king will decide - White
can't properly manage both.} 36. Qd5 Qe1+ 37. Kf3 Qg1 38. Qd4 Qxg5 39. c5 Kh7
40. h4 Qf5+ 41. Ke2 Re4 {The rest is not tough - Black only has to make sure
the c-pawn doesn't promote.} 42. Qd7 Qh5+ 43. Kd2 Qxc5 {That will do.} 44. Qxf7
Rxh4 45. Qf2 Qa5+ 46. Rc3 Qd5+ 0-1[/pgn]

[pgn][Event "15th ch-EUR Indiv 2014"]
[Site "Yerevan ARM"]
[Date "2014.03.08"]
[Round "6.1"]
[White "Motylev, A."]
[Black "Riazantsev, A."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B11"]
[WhiteElo "2656"]
[BlackElo "2689"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "51"]
[EventDate "2014.03.03"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "ARM"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.03.10"]

{Riazantsev is an extremely solid and well-prepared Grandmaster, so to beat
him in 26 moves is very impressive indeed.} 1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. h3
Bxf3 5. Qxf3 e6 6. d3 Nf6 7. Bd2 Bd6 (7... Nbd7 8. g4 Bb4) (7... Bb4 8. a3 Ba5
9. e5 Nfd7 10. Qg3 {is quite good for White as Black has to resort to an ugly
move to defend against Qxg7.} O-O 11. Bh6 {is the reason for that.}) 8. g4 Bb4
{The purpose of this continuation over the related 7...Nbd7 one is that now
the f6-knight has the d7 square in response to g5. However this setup feels a
bit artificial to me - even in a closed position like this, a tempo can matter.
} 9. a3 Ba5 10. g5 Nfd7 11. d4 O-O 12. O-O-O {If the position stays constant,
White will be better with more space and the bishop pair, not to mention the
easy attacking plan of h4-h5 and g6. So Black rapidly changes the position,
which is the right decision, but he did this in the wrong way.} e5 (12... c5
13. exd5 cxd4 {was a better way, when} 14. Nb1 Bxd2+ 15. Nxd2 Ne5 16. Qe4 Qxd5
17. Qxd5 exd5 18. Bg2 Nbc6 19. Bxd5 Rad8 20. Be4 {and White has a small edge
because of his better minor piece and IQP to attack, but Black only has one
weakness and therefore should hold the half point.}) 13. dxe5 d4 14. Ne2 Bxd2+
15. Rxd2 {It isn't easy to see how Black can complete his development.} Qxg5 (
15... Nxe5 16. Qg3 {wins material and}) (15... c5 16. Qg3 Nc6 17. f4 {leaves
Black without compensation for the pawn.}) 16. Nxd4 Qxe5 (16... Nxe5 17. Qf5
Qxf5 18. Nxf5 {would be a very promising endgame for White as Black is unable
to develop his queenside, unless he plays the ugly} Na6 19. Bxa6 bxa6 20. Rhd1
{, which should be winning for White with best play.}) 17. Nf5 Nf6 (17... g6
18. Nh6+ Kg7 19. Ng4 {followed by Qc3 or Rg1 is also very strong for White -
Black is unable to properly guard his king against the impending assault.}) 18.
Qg2 (18. Qe3 {is even better, as} Qxe4 (18... Nxe4 {fails to} 19. Nd6 {.}) 19.
Qg5 Ne8 20. Rg1 g6 21. Bd3 Qe6 22. Re2 {followed by the crushing Qh6 and Ne7.})
18... g6 19. Qg5 Re8 20. f3 {Black's king is still coming under a very strong
attack, and he still hasn't completed his development or started any
counterplay against White's king, which is super safe.} Kh8 21. Rg1 Ng8 22. Nd6
(22. Bc4 {was the more dynamic way to win, as} Rf8 23. Bxf7 Rxf7 24. Nd6 Qe6
25. Nxf7+ Qxf7 26. Rd8 {ensures the a8-rook will never see the light of day.})
22... Qxg5 23. Rxg5 Re7 24. Re5 Rc7 ({or} 24... Rxe5 25. Nxf7+ Kg7 26. Nxe5)
25. Re8 b5 26. Nf5 {Black resigned because of} (26. Nf5 gxf5 27. Rg2 {.}) 1-0[/pgn]

[pgn][Event "15th ch-EUR Indiv 2014"]
[Site "Yerevan ARM"]
[Date "2014.03.10"]
[Round "7.1"]
[White "Wojtaszek, R."]
[Black "Motylev, A."]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D47"]
[WhiteElo "2713"]
[BlackElo "2656"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "75"]
[EventDate "2014.03.03"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "ARM"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.03.10"]

{I won't bother annotating this game, first because the game left theory only
when the position simplified to a dead draw (where the players played on only
because of the famous 0-0 rule regarding short draws), and second because I
want to keep all 185 pages of my analysis on this variation secret.} 1. d4 d5
2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 b4 9.
Ne4 Nxe4 10. Bxe4 Bb7 11. O-O Bd6 12. a3 bxa3 13. Nd2 axb2 14. Bxb2 O-O 15. Bf3
Qc7 16. Nc4 Bb4 17. Qb3 a5 18. Bc3 Bxc3 19. Qxc3 c5 20. Bxb7 Qxb7 21. Nxa5 Qd5
22. dxc5 Qxc5 23. Qxc5 Nxc5 24. Nc4 g6 25. g3 Rfd8 26. Ne5 Rxa1 27. Rxa1 Rd5
28. Nf3 Ne4 29. Ra4 Nf6 30. Kg2 Kg7 31. Rd4 Rxd4 32. Nxd4 h5 33. h3 Ne4 34. Kf3
Ng5+ 35. Kg2 Ne4 36. Kf3 Ng5+ 37. Kg2 Ne4 38. Kf3 1/2-1/2[/pgn]