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Leuven 11th Open Nov 99
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. O-O Ne7 6. d3 Ng6 7. Ng5
White wants to play 8 f4 with a flexible position. Black's next stops this
e5 8. Qh5
So that 8 h6 9 Nxf7 Kxf7 10 f4 would be strong for White.
Qf6 9. Nxh7
I am really not certain if I would risk this move again. It takes
a long time to win the trapped knight, but Black seems to possess plenty of this most
valuable of all commodities.
In view of what happens later, 10
Bb7 may be an important
Kogan had flicked out all his moves at blitz-clip. It was
only after my next that he really began to think. Too late!
The threat of 18 Qa5 saves the day threatening mate and the
bishop on a6. The bishop on f4 handily prevents mate on h2.
A blunder which makes White's task easier. After 19 Qa5 White has an additional threat of 19 Be5.
19. Qa5 Be7 20. Nxf7 Qxf7 21. Qc7+
Ka8 22. Be3 Rxh2+ 23. Kxh2 Qh7+ 24.
Kg1 Bb7 25. Rf3 c5 26. Raf1 Qh4