Harrying the King










Position after:

(1) Shipov,S (2658) - Ivanchuk,V (2702) [E39]
FIDE-Wch k.o. Las Vegas (3.2), 07.08.1999

Harrying the king 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 c5 5.dxc5 0-0 6.a3 Bxc5 7.Nf3 b6 8.Bg5 Bb7 9.e3 h6 10.Bh4 Be7 11.Rd1 d6 12.Be2 a6 13.0-0 Qc7 14.Rd2 Nbd7 15.Rfd1 Rfd8 16.Qb1 Nc5 17.Rc2 Rac8 18.Nd4 Nce4 19.Bf3 Nxc3 20.Rxc3 Bxf3 21.gxf3 Qb7 22.Kg2 g5 23.Bg3 g4 24.h3 gxf3+ 25.Kh2 Kh8 26.Rcc1 Rc5 27.b4 Rh5 28.Rh1 Rg8 29.Qd3 Rxg3 30.Kxg3 Rg5+ 31.Kh4 Ne4 Here white resigned in view of the mate in 6 moves coming! 32.Nxe6 fxe6 33.Qd4+ Rg7+ 34.Kh5 Bf6 35.Qxf6 Nxf6+ 36.Kxh6 Qf7 37.c5 Ng8# 0-1












Position after:

(2) Garcia,G - Spassky,B [E00]
Capablanca mem Havana (18), 1962

Harrying the King 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.g3 d5 4.d4 c5 5.cxd5 cxd4 6.Qxd4 Nc6 7.Qd1 exd5 8.Bg2 Be6 9.e3 Qd7 10.Nge2 Bh3 11.Bxh3 Qxh3 12.Nf4 Qf5 13.0-0 0-0-0 14.Qb3 g5 15.Nfxd5 Rxd5 16.e4 Qh3 17.Qxd5 Nxd5 18.Nxd5 Nd4 19.f3 Ne2+ 20.Kf2 Qxh2+ 21.Ke3 Nxg3 22.Re1 Qc2 23.b4 f5 24.Ba3 f4+ 25.Kd4 Bg7+ white resigned as he can see mate coming 26.Nf6 Bxf6+ 27.e5 Rd8# 0-1












Position after:

(3) Kasparov,G (2812) - Topalov,V (2700) [B07]
Hoogovens Wijk aan Zee (4), 20.01.1999

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Be3 Bg7 5.Qd2 c6 6.f3 b5 7.Nge2 Nbd7 8.Bh6 Bxh6 9.Qxh6 Bb7 10.a3 e5 11.0-0-0 Qe7 12.Kb1 a6 13.Nc1 0-0-0 14.Nb3 exd4 15.Rxd4 c5 16.Rd1 Nb6 17.g3 Kb8 18.Na5 Ba8 19.Bh3 d5 20.Qf4+ Ka7 21.Rhe1 d4 22.Nd5 Nbxd5 23.exd5 Qd6 24.Rxd4 cxd4 25.Re7+ Kb6 26.Qxd4+ Kxa5 27.b4+ Ka4 28.Qc3 Qxd5 29.Ra7 Bb7 30.Rxb7 Qc4 31.Qxf6 Kxa3 32.Qxa6+ Kxb4 33.c3+ Kxc3 34.Qa1+ Kd2 35.Qb2+ Kd1 36.Bf1 Rd2 37.Rd7 Rxd7 38.Bxc4 bxc4 39.Qxh8 Rd3 40.Qa8 c3 41.Qa4+ Ke1 42.f4 f5 43.Kc1 Rd2 44.Qa7 1-0












Position after:

(4) Pillsbury,H - Lasker,E [D40]
St Petersburg9596 St Petersburg (4), 1895

One of my favourite games though my favourite player was beaten in this game. 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 c5 5.Bg5 cxd4 6.Qxd4 Nc6 7.Qh4 Be7 8.0-0-0 Qa5 9.e3 Bd7 10.Kb1 h6 11.cxd5 exd5 12.Nd4 0-0 13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.Qh5 Nxd4 15.exd4 Be6 16.f4 Rac8 17.f5 Rxc3 18.fxe6 Ra3 19.exf7+ Rxf7 20.bxa3 Qb6+ 21.Bb5 Qxb5+ 22.Ka1 Rc7 23.Rd2 Rc4 24.Rhd1 Rc3 25.Qf5 Qc4 26.Kb2 Rxa3 27.Qe6+ Kh7 28.Kxa3 Qc3+ 29.Ka4 b5+ 30.Kxb5 Qc4+ 31.Ka5 Bd8+ 32.Qb6 Bxb6# 0-1



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