domingo, 6 de diciembre de 2015

AMAZING VICTORY OF GM TAMAZ GELASHVILI


By Nibaldo Calvo Buides 
 
The line 1.e4 c5 2.b3 (or 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.b3, definitely serves to reach an interesting position where the player with white pieces doesn’t have to study too much theories.
This system has been played occasionally by some very strong Grand Masters, such as Magnus Carlsen, Nigel Short, Boris Spassky and Alexander Morozevich.
Nowadays it is the main anti-Sicilian weapon of the GM Tamaz Gelashvili (picture).
Enjoy this amazing game of Gelashvili:
 
Gelashvili,Tamaz (2535) - Gagunashvili,Merab (2414) [B20]
Batumi op Batumi (3), 28.06.2001
 
 1.e4 c5 2.b3 d6 3.¥b2 ¤f6 4.¥b5+ ¥d7 5.¥xd7+ ¤bxd7 6.d3 e5 7.¤e2 d5 8.exd5 ¤xd5 9.0–0 ¥e7 10.¤bc3 ¤xc3 11.¤xc3 0–0 12.¤d5 ¥d6 13.£f3 ¦e8 14.¦ae1 ¦e6 15.g3 ¤b8 16.£g4 ¦g6 17.£c4 ¤c6 18.f4 exf4 19.¤xf4 ¦g4 20.¤e6 £h4 21.¦xf7 ¦xc4 22.¦xg7+ ¢h8 23.bxc4 £h3 24.¦g5+ ¤d4 25.¤xd4 ¥e5 26.¦exe5 h6 27.¦e7 hxg5 28.¤e6+ ¢g8 29.¦g7+ 1–0
 
 
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GAMES 1.e4 c5; 2.b3 AGAINST SICILIAN DEFENSE


Charbonneau,Pascal (2496) - Yeager,Daniel A (2265) [B20]

Foxwoods op 10th Ledyard (6), 22.03.2008 

 1.e4 c5 2.b3 d6 3.¥b2 ¤f6 4.¤c3 e5 5.¥c4 ¥e7 6.¤ge2 ¥e6 7.0–0 g5 8.d3 £d7 9.a4 h5 10.a5 h4 11.¥b5 ¤c6 12.a6 b6 13.¤a4 ¦c8 14.d4 cxd4 15.c3 dxc3 16.¤axc3 ¢f8 17.¤d5 £d8 18.¦c1 ¤b8 19.£d3 ¥xd5 20.exd5 ¦c5 21.¤c3 ¢g7 22.b4 ¦c8 23.f3 £g8 24.£d2 ¤h5 25.¥d3 ¦c7 26.¤b5 ¦xc1 27.¦xc1 ¤xa6 28.¤xd6 1–0

  

Collinson,Adam (2389) - Moskovic,David M (2307) [B20]

BCF-chT 0809 (4NCL) Hinckley Island (5.4), 17.01.2009 

 1.e4 c5 2.b3 ¤c6 3.¥b2 e5 4.¥c4 d6 5.¤e2 ¤f6 6.¤bc3 ¥e7 7.d3 0–0 8.0–0 ¤d4 9.a4 ¥e6 10.f4 ¥xc4 11.bxc4 ¤g4 12.¤d5 f5 13.fxe5 dxe5 14.¤g3 ¥h4 15.¤xf5 ¤f2 16.¦xf2 ¥xf2+ 17.¢xf2 g6 18.¥xd4 exd4 19.£g4 ¢h8 20.£g3 gxf5 21.£e5+ ¢g8 22.¤e7+ ¢f7 23.¤xf5 ¦c8 24.¢g1 ¦c7 25.¦f1 ¢g6 1–0

 

Velickovic,Sasa (2399) - Wojtkiewicz,Aleksander (2535) [B20]

WICC qual Dubai 25'+10 FIDE.com (1), 01.03.2002 

 1.e4 c5 2.b3 d6 3.¥b2 ¤f6 4.¤c3 ¤c6 5.f4 g6 6.¥b5 ¥d7 7.¥xc6 ¥xc6 8.£e2 ¥g7 9.0–0–0 0–0 10.¤f3 b5 11.e5 ¤h5 12.£e3 ¥h6 13.¤e2 £d7 14.h3 f5 15.d4 cxd4 16.£xd4 ¥g7 17.£e3 ¦ae8 18.¦hg1 ¥h6 19.¢b1 £b7 20.¤fd4 ¥xg2 21.¤e6 ¦f7 22.¤g3 ¤xg3 23.£xg3 ¥d5 24.£h4 ¥xe6 25.£xh6 d5 26.¦xg6+ hxg6 27.£xg6+ 1–0

GIORGI WINS WITH 2.b3 AGAINST SICILIAN


Margvelashvili,Giorgi (2441) - Cole,John W (2323) [B20]

Hollinberger Memorial Indianapolis (2), 13.05.2006

 
 1.e4 c5 2.b3 ¤c6 3.¥b2 e5 4.¥c4 d6 5.¤c3 ¥e6 6.d3 ¤f6 7.¤ge2 ¥e7 8.0–0 d5 9.exd5 ¤xd5 10.¤xd5 ¥xd5 11.f4 ¥f6 12.¥b5 exf4 13.¥xf6 £xf6 14.¤xf4 0–0 15.c4 ¥e6 16.¥xc6 bxc6 17.¢h1 ¦ad8 18.£f3 ¦d4 19.¦ae1 ¥c8 20.£e3 £d6 21.h3 ¥f5 22.¦f3 h6 23.£e7 ¦d8 24.£xd6 ¦8xd6 25.¤e2 1–0

sábado, 28 de noviembre de 2015

NEURIS WINS WITH 2.b3 AGAINST SICILIAN


Delgado Ramirez,Neuris (2593) - Matsuura,Everaldo (2494) [B20]

Florianopolis 2nd Florianopolis (2), 20.06.2015

  1.e4 c5 2.b3 ¤c6 3.¥b2 e5 4.¥c4 d6 5.¤e2 ¤f6 6.¤bc3 ¥e7 7.0–0 0–0 8.f4 exf4 9.¤xf4 ¤e5 10.d3 ¤fg4 11.¤cd5 ¥g5 12.h3 ¤xc4 13.dxc4 ¤e5 14.£e2 ¦e8 15.¦ad1 ¥d7 16.£f2 f6 17.¤h5 ¦f8 18.£g3 ¦f7 19.¥xe5 fxe5 20.¦xf7 ¢xf7 21.h4 ¥h6 22.¦f1+ ¢g8 23.¦f6 1–0

 

 

 

 

 

ALMIRA WINS WITH 2.b3 AGAINST SICILIAN


Skripchenko,Almira (2438) - Haussernot,Cecile (2101) [B40]

FRA-ch (Women) Nimes (10), 27.08.2014 

 1.e4 c5 2.b3 e6 3.¥b2 a6 4.¤f3 ¤c6 5.g3 d5 6.exd5 exd5 7.£e2+ ¥e6 8.¥g2 £d7 9.d4 ¤f6 10.¤bd2 ¥d6 11.0–0 0–0–0 12.c4 ¦he8 13.¤e5 £c7 14.¤xc6 £xc6 15.dxc5 ¥xc5 16.¥xf6 gxf6 17.£h5 £d7 18.cxd5 ¥g4 19.£h6 ¦e2 20.¦ac1 £b5 21.£f4 1–0

 

 

SULENNIS WINS WITH 2.b3 AGAINST SICILIAN


Pina Vega,Sulennis (2270) - Martinez,Jorge Alexander (2166) [B20]

Bogota University op 8th Bogota (8), 12.10.2014 

 1.e4 c5 2.b3 b6 3.¥b2 e6 4.¤f3 d6 5.d4 cxd4 6.¤xd4 ¤f6 7.¥d3 ¥b7 8.£e2 ¤bd7 9.0–0 ¥e7 10.¤d2 ¦c8 11.a4 £c7 12.f4 0–0 13.¤b5 £b8 14.e5 ¤e8 15.¤xd6 ¤xd6 16.exd6 £xd6 17.¤c4 £c5+ 18.¢h1 ¤f6 19.f5 ¥d5 20.¤e5 exf5 21.¦xf5 £c7 22.¤g4 ¦fd8 23.¤xf6+ gxf6 24.£h5 £c6 25.¦g5+ ¢f8 26.¦g8+ 1–0
 

GIORGI WINS WITH 2.b3 AGAINST SICILIAN


 Margvelashvili,Giorgi (2441) - Cole,John W (2323) [B20]

Hollinberger Memorial Indianapolis (2), 13.05.2006

  1.e4 c5 2.b3 ¤c6 3.¥b2 e5 4.¥c4 d6 5.¤c3 ¥e6 6.d3 ¤f6 7.¤ge2 ¥e7 8.0–0 d5 9.exd5 ¤xd5 10.¤xd5 ¥xd5 11.f4 ¥f6 12.¥b5 exf4 13.¥xf6 £xf6 14.¤xf4 0–0 15.c4 ¥e6 16.¥xc6 bxc6 17.¢h1 ¦ad8 18.£f3 ¦d4 19.¦ae1 ¥c8 20.£e3 £d6 21.h3 ¥f5 22.¦f3 h6 23.£e7 ¦d8 24.£xd6 ¦8xd6 25.¤e2 1–0

 
 
 
 
 



 

DAS WINS WITH 2.b3 AGAINST SICILIAN


Das,Arghyadip (2411) - Lim,Yee Weng (2348) [B20]

Asia-ch 5th Hyderabad (7), 13.10.2005

 1.e4 c5 2.b3 d6 3.¥b2 ¤c6 4.f4 e5 5.¤f3 exf4 6.¥b5 ¤f6 7.0–0 ¥d7 8.¥xc6 ¥xc6 9.e5 ¤h5 10.d4 d5 11.¢h1 g6 12.¤c3 ¥e7 13.¤e2 0–0 14.£c1 g5 15.dxc5 ¥xc5 16.¤fd4 ¥d7 17.£d2 £b6 18.g3 fxg3 19.e6 ¥xd4 20.¤xd4 f6 21.exd7 £d6 22.¤f5 £xd7 23.£xg5+ ¤g7 24.¥xf6 1–0

CARLSEN WITH 2.b3 AGAINST SICILIAN


Carlsen,Magnus (2881) - Leitao,Rafael Duailibe (2645) [B20]

Caxias do Sul Uva rap Caxias do Sul (4), 06.03.2014

  1.e4 c5 2.b3 ¤c6 3.¥b2 d6 4.¥b5 ¥d7 5.f4 a6 6.¥xc6 ¥xc6 7.¤c3 ¤f6 8.£e2 e6 9.¤f3 ¥e7 10.0–0–0 £c7 11.d4 cxd4 12.¤xd4 ¦c8 13.g4 0–0 14.g5 ¤d7 15.h4 b5 16.¦he1 ¦fe8 17.a3 ¤c5 18.f5 ¥f8 19.f6 a5 20.¤dxb5 ¥xb5 21.¤xb5 £b8 22.¢b1 ¤xe4 23.fxg7 ¥e7 24.£xe4 £xb5 25.a4 £c6 26.£d3 e5 27.¦f1 ¢xg7 28.£f5 ¦f8 29.h5 ¦c7 30.¦d2 £d7 31.¥xe5+ ¢g8 32.£xd7 ¦xd7 33.¦f5 ¦e8 34.¥c3 1–0








 

viernes, 27 de noviembre de 2015

MOROZEVICH WINS WITH 2.b3


 
Morozevich,Alexander (2731) - Polgar,Judit (2685) [B20]

Wch Rapid Dubai (6), 17.06.2014

 
 1.e4 c5 2.b3 b6 3.¥b2 ¥b7 4.¤c3 e6 5.f4 ¤f6 6.e5 ¤d5 7.£f3 ¥c6 8.£g3 ¤b4 9.0–0–0 (diagram).
 
 
9...; d5 10.exd6 £xd6 11.¤f3 ¤d7 12.d4 ¦c8 13.d5 ¤xd5 14.¤xd5 exd5 15.¥a6 ¦c7 16.¦he1+ ¥e7 (diagram).
 
 
 17.¦xe7+ ¢xe7 18.£g5+ ¤f6 19.£xg7 £xf4+ 20.¢b1 d4 21.£xh8 ¥e4 22.¦e1 (Diagram).
 
 
22...;¤g4 23.¤g5 ¤e3 24.¤xe4 £xe4 25.¥d3 £f4 26.¥c1 1–0 (diagram).
 
 

AGAINST THE SICILIAN DEFENSE

 
By Nibaldo Calvo Buides
 
The variant 1.e4 c5; 2.b3 is very interesting to fight the very popular Sicilian defense.
In your chess career, how often have you changed your repertoire to avoid confrontation of the Sicilian defense? Frequently my students and readers say: "I do not know how to play against the Sicilian defense!"
With 2.b3 against the Sicilian you will find a variant easy to understand.
This system has been played occasionally by some very strong Grand Masters, such as Magnus Carlsen, Nigel Short, Boris Spassky, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian and Alexander Morozevich. Also it has been the main anti-Sicilian weapon of such strong players GM Tamaz Gelashvili, IM Moshe Czerniak, and IM/WGM Eva Repkova.
I hope you enjoy the book and obtain many successes with 2.b3 against the Sicilian.
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