PetrovC42
Nimzovich Attack 

Steve Stoyko
Pete Cavaliere

2005 Kenilworth Chess Club Championship (3)
Kenilworth, NJ USA, 2005


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Qe7+?! This may have been the losing move! Black will have a difficult time developing his kingside and castling, while his Queen will make a potential target on the open files. >= 6... Be7 7. Bd3 Nd7 8. O-O O-O 7. Be3 Nd7 8. Bd3 Ne5 9. Nxe5 dxe5 10. Qf3 c6 11. O-O-O Be6 12. a3 Qh4!? 12... O-O-O? 13. Bxa7 13. Be4 Rc8 13... Bg4?? 14. Bxc6+! leads to mate 14. Bf5 14. Bxa7? Bg4 14... Qf6 15. Bxe6 Qxe6 15... Qxf3?? 16. Bd7+!+- 16. Qg3 f6 17. Kb1! Qc4?! 17... c5 18. f4 e4 19. Rd2 g6 20. h4 f5 21. h5+/- with pressure on the d-file and the kingside. 18. f4! White does not get distracted from his plan to open the center. But an alternate invasion route was 18. Qh3! Rc7[] 19. Bxa7 Re7 20. Bb6 Qe6 21. Rd8+-> Also possible was 18. Bxa7 Ra8 19. Qh3! 18... Be7?! 18... Qe6 19. fxe5 f5 may be the only way, at the cost of a pawn, to keep the e-file closed. 19. fxe5 Kf7?! 20. exf6 Bxf6 21. Rd7+ Ke8 22. Rxg7!! Blowing apart the last refuge for Black's King. 22... Bxg7 23. Qxg7 Qg8?! 23... Rf8 24. Qe5+ Kf7 (24... Kd7 25. Rd1+) 25. Bd4! is an unstoppable mating attack. 24. Qe5+ White's attack leads to mate or the win of the Queen whichever way the King goes. 1-0

 

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