Sveshnikov

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James Pratt
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Sveshnikov

Post by James Pratt » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:52 pm

Here's a line in the Lasker-Pelikan:

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 e5 6 Ndb5 d6 7 Bg5 a6 8 Na3 b5 9 Bxf6 gxf6 10 Nd5
‘The Chelyabinsk Variation’ according to Garry Kasparov.
10 ... Be6
“not satisfactory.”- ‘Sicilian: Lasker-Pelikán’ (Batsford 1978)
11 c3 h5

is this a new position? Is 11 ... h5 a recognised counter? :?:

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Re: Sveshnikov

Post by John Upham » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:32 pm

There are two games featuring 11..h5 in MegaBase 10 as follows :

[Event "Bratislava Slovan op"]
[Site "Bratislava"]
[Date "2004.05.07"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Durik, Juraj"]
[Black "Munk, Lubomir"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B33"]
[WhiteElo "1826"]
[BlackElo "2049"]
[PlyCount "84"]
[EventDate "2004.05.??"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "SVK"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2004.11.15"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bf4 e5 8.
Bg5 a6 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Na3 b5 11. Nd5 Be6 12. c3 h5 13. Be2 h4 14. Bg4 Ra7 15.
Qf3 Be7 16. Nc2 Rb7 17. Nce3 b4 18. O-O Rg8 19. Bxe6 fxe6 20. Qh5+ Kd7 21. Nxe7
Nxe7 22. Qxh4 Ng6 23. Qh5 Nf4 24. Qf3 Qf8 25. Kh1 Qg7 26. g3 Nh3 27. Rad1 Ke7
28. Nc4 Rd7 29. cxb4 Ng5 30. Qd3 d5 31. Nb6 Rd6 32. Qxa6 Qg6 33. f3 Nxe4 34.
Nc8+ Kf8 35. Nxd6 Nxg3+ 36. hxg3 Qc2 37. Qa8+ Kg7 38. Qb7+ Kh6 39. Qf7 Rg6 40.
Qxe6 Kg7 41. Nf5+ Kh8 42. Qe8+ Kh7 1-0


and

Event "SLO-ch 15th"]
[Site "Ptuj"]
[Date "2005.08.17"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Zorko, Jure"]
[Black "Serdt, Simon"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B33"]
[WhiteElo "2335"]
[BlackElo "2222"]
[PlyCount "115"]
[EventDate "2005.08.12"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "SLO"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2005.09.01"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bf4 e5 8.
Bg5 a6 9. Na3 b5 10. Bxf6 gxf6 11. Nd5 Be6 12. c3 h5 13. Nc2 Bxd5 14. Qxd5 Ne7
15. Qd1 Qd7 16. a4 bxa4 17. Ne3 Rb8 18. Nc4 d5 19. exd5 Nxd5 20. Qxa4 Qxa4 21.
Rxa4 Nc7 22. Bd3 Bc5 23. Ke2 Rg8 24. g3 h4 25. b4 Be7 26. Ne3 Rb6 27. Rha1 hxg3
28. hxg3 f5 29. Bxf5 Bg5 30. Bd3 Bxe3 31. Kxe3 Ke7 32. Ra5 Kd6 33. Rd1 Ke7 34.
Rxe5+ Re6 35. Rxe6+ fxe6 36. Bc4 Rc8 37. Rd4 e5 38. Rh4 Nb5 39. Kd3 Rd8+ 40.
Kc2 Rf8 41. f4 Na3+ 42. Kb3 Nxc4 43. Kxc4 Rc8+ 44. Kb3 Rg8 45. fxe5 Rxg3 46.
Rh6 Re3 47. Rxa6 Rxe5 48. c4 Kd7 49. c5 Kc7 50. Kc4 Rh5 51. Ra7+ Kb8 52. Rg7
Rh6 53. Kb5 Rf6 54. c6 Rf4 55. Kc5 Rh4 56. b5 Rh5+ 57. Kb6 Rh8 58. Rb7+ 1-0

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Arshad Ali
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Re: Sveshnikov

Post by Arshad Ali » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:05 pm

James Pratt wrote:“not satisfactory.”- ‘Sicilian: Lasker-Pelikán’ (Batsford 1978)
Not answering your question but Rogozenko's "The Sveshnikov Reloaded" would probably be a better reference (which I don't have with me at the moment).

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Re: Sveshnikov

Post by James Pratt » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:47 am

can anybody else help. Is x ... h5 played hereabouts at any level of fabness?

I haven't got the 'Reloaded ..' book :roll:

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