Hello chess fans my name is Jack today I’m going to show you the game of Maggeramov against Ehlvest in Moscow in 1992. Maggeramov had the white pieces and Ehlvest the back pieces!maggeramov starts with 1.d4, e6 The Horwitz defence by Ehlvest 2.c4 and 2..b6 (This is the English defence) 3.e4 Trying to control the center! 3.. Bb7 Threatening to grab the e4 pawn!
4.Bd3 developing a minor piece and at the same time defending the e4 pawn! 4.. Nc6 Threatening to grab the d4 pawn and Maggeramov develops and his Kingside knight and defending the d4 pawn by playing 5.Nf3 There we see 5.. Nb4 6.0-0, Ne7( 7..Ng6)
7.Nc3 7.. N:d3 8.Q:d3 What if the Knight wouldn’t grab the Bishop on d3 For example: (7..h6, 8. Bb1) and white has an advantage! So there we see this 7..N:d3 8.Q:d3, Ng6
9.b3 trying to make a pawn structure 9.. Be7 10.d5 Maggeramov advances! 10..e5! 11.Ne2 , 0-0 12.Ng3, d6 13.Nf5, Bc8 Ehlvest have seen that the Bishop on b7 couldn’t do anything as the d5 covered the c6 square c4 covered b5 and b3 covered a4 So that’s why the bishop retreats back on c8 and has a great diagonal! Hitting the Nf5 And we see 14.Bd2. There’s not any possible reason to fianchetto the Queenside Bishop. This bishop is holding thye e3 and the g5 square 14.. Re8 15.Rae1 , Bd7 16.Kh1 , Bf8 Ehlvest plays a great defence Holding the Bishop on f8. Covering the e7 The Knight holds the h4 and the f4 And at the same time the Queen has a vrey good diagonal (d8-h4) 17.g3 ,Qc8 Now there’s a very powerful counter-attack For example (18.a4, B:f5 19.e:f5 ,e4 20.R:e4 , Q:e5) The position is equal with a slight advantage for white So we see this 18.Ne3 18..h6, 19.Ng1, Be7, 20.f4, e:f4, 21;g:f4 and 21.. Bh4, 22.Re2, Bf6 ,23. Ng2(If 23.f5 then Ne5 and gets a great square hitting
the Queen on d3 hitting the pawn on c4 controlling the f3 controlling the g4
yeah it’s a very unpleasant position for white!! So there we see 23. Ng2 ,b5! A smart pawn sacrifice ensuring that the light squared bishop will be able to get into the game! 24. c5 What if 24.c:b5 We have (A: Qb7 and B: a6) (B stection) 25.b:a6, Q:a6, 26 Q:a6, R:a6 27.a4, Rb8 (Black covers the exchange) If white tried to defend the b3 (28: Rb1, Rxa4±) ofcourse you cannot recapture on a4
because there is the R:b1 and this is very unpleasant for white!! But we can see also the variation of 24..Qb7 (A section)
We have 25.a4, a6, b:a6 R:a6 With the idea of c6 and imagine this bishop on d7 having the long diagonal!! That’s why Maggeramov didn’t captured on b5 and played 24.c5 24..d:c5 , 25.e5, Bf5 (Threatening to hit the Queen!) 26.Q:b5, c6! and 27.d:c6 (What if 27.Q:c6) 27.Q:c6, Q:c6, 28.d:c6, Bd3 And picks up the exchange!
27.d:c6, Be7 (to defend the c5 pawn!) 28.Re3, Rb8 (Kicking the queen out of the game!) 29.Qa4, Rb6, 30.c7,Ra6 Hitting the queen again!
31. Ba5 I believe to my mind there’s better to play (31.Qb5, R:a2, Re2) Maggeramov plays 31.Ba5, Bd7 (Hitting the queen again!) 32.Qa3, Bc6. 33.Nf3 33..Qg4. 34.e6 Maggeramov is trying to give some pawns to continue playing the game! 34..f:e6. 35.b4, c:b4 (Giving space to the queen!) 36.Qc1(Threatening to regrab the Bishop on c6) 36..Bb7 and Maggeramov resigned! yeah
the bishop on a5 is about to drop among other things so white resigned for me
there was a point poetic justice in this game: white was punished for overextending his center and the black light squared
bishop played and significant part in its downfall!! If you liked this video hit the like button and subscribe because this would help me a lot have a nice day goodbye!!