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