gm Kovalenko, Igor (2650)
im Abdulov, Orkhan (2344)
Baku Open 2014.9.22 Yesterday. Position after White’s 38th move (38.Re3). A curious fight, White being on the defensive since virtually the opening stage but somehow managing to hold on; Black feeling compelled to win, being 300-plus rating points higher rated, sacrificed a piece for several pawns but only giving compensation in an unclear game.
Here Black should play to simply hold the game with 38…h4!?, and after 39.PxP Qc5!, ready to harrass the White King with …Qc7 Analysis indicates that the game should probably end in a draw, White not being able to make progress as his pieces are jumbled and he has only two pawns left.
HOWEVER, Black wanted more…
Intensifying the pressure on White’s pieces.
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!