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  • Wayne Komer
    Schachbundesliga Championship 2020

    September 22, 2020

    OSG Baden-Baden wins Schachbundesliga championship


    The ending of the 2020 German Championship tournament in Karlsruhe turned into a real thriller. OSG Baden-Baden defeated SC Viernheim in the last round 4.5: 3.5 in a tense battle and defended the German Champion title. Viernheim was on the verge of springing a big surprise but had to settle for the runner-up position. Third place went to Schachfreunde Deizisau, which clobbered Solingen 6.5: 1.5. In the final round, Werder Bremen prevailed over Berlin 5.5:2.5 and finished in fourth place. Solingen came fifth ahead of Bayern Munich which beat Aachen 5.5:2.5. Berlin and Aachen found themselves at the bottom of the final standings.

    Before the final round battle between Baden-Baden and Viernheim, the setup was clear. Thanks to the better board points a draw was enough for the reigning champion to defend the title. This topsy-turvy match was ultimately decided on the tail boards.

    Fabiano Caruana and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov were the first players to shake hands - after 20 moves an absolutely even endgame emerged on the board. Three more draws on boards two, three, and four followed shortly.

    The first decisive outcome was registered on board eight. Here Sergei Fedorchuk won a fine positional against Etienne Bacrot. However, Viernheim’s optimism was short-lived as Francisco Vallejo Pons quickly leveled the score by defeating Amin Bassem.

    With 3:3 on the scoreboard, it looked like the final result would be 4:4, as David Anton Guijarro had a clear advantage against Michael Adams while Arkadij Naiditsch had a winning position in his game with Kovalenko although his king was exposed to various threats. Eventually, Naiditsch maneuvered his king to safety and scored the full point. Meanwhile, Anton Guijarro missed a forced win and allowed Adams to transpose into an equal rook endgame so that Baden-Baden even won this great fight. As a result, the defending champion scored a hard-fought victory.

    OSG Baden-Baden expanded the winning streak, which was only interrupted by SG Solingen in the 2015/16 season, and won the German championship for the 14th time in 15 years.

    The tournament went very well for Vincent Keymer. The 15-year-old grandmaster won the last encounter against Jan Smeets and with 5.5/7 result he picked up 20 rating-points.

    Games from the SC Viernheim-OSG Baden-Baden Match (3.5-4.5)

    Board 4, Sept. 20
    Korobov, Anton – Rapport, Richard
    D35 QGD, Exchange, Samisch variation

    1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Nbd7 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bf4 c6 7.Qc2 Nh5 8.Bd2 Nhf6 9.g3 Nb6 10.Bg2 Nc4 11.Bf4 Be7 12.Ne5 Nd6 13.O-O Bf5 14.Qb3 h5 15.Rac1 h4 16.Na4 hxg3 17.Bxg3 Nfe4 18.Bxe4 Bxe4 19.Nc5 Qb6 20.Qe3 Nf5 21.Qf4 Bxc5 22.dxc5 Qc7 23.f3 Nxg3 24.hxg3 Bh7 25.Rc3 Rc8 26.Re3 O-O 27.Kf2 f6 28.Nd3 Qa5 29.Qg4 Rce8 30.Rxe8 Rxe8 31.Qd7 Rxe2+ 32.Kxe2 Bxd3+ 33.Kxd3 Qb5+ 34.Kd2 Qxf1 35.Qe8+ Kh7 36.Qh5+ 1/2-1/2

    Board 5, Sept. 20
    Adams, Michael – Anton Guijarro, David
    C54 Giuoco Piano

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.O-O a5 7.Re1 O-O 8.h3 h6 9.Bb5 Ba7 10.Nbd2 Ne7 11.d4 Ng6 12.Bd3 Nh7 13.Nf1 Qf6 14.Ng3 Ng5 15.Nf5 exd4 16.N3xd4 Re8 17.h4 Ne6 18.h5 Nxd4 19.Nxd4 Ne5 20.Be2 Qh4 21.g3 Qxe4 22.Bf4 Qd5 23.Nb5 Qxd1 24.Raxd1 Bb8 25.Kg2 Be6 26.c4 c6 27.Nd4 Bd7 28.g4 Bc7 29.Nf5 Be6 30.b3 Rad8 31.Bf3 Kf8 32.Re3 Bxf5 33.gxf5 Nd7 34.Red3 Bb8 35.Bg3 Nf6 36.a3 Ne4 37.b4 Nxg3 38.fxg3 axb4 39.axb4 Re5 40.g4 Ke7 41.Rb1 Kf6 42.b5 Rc5 43.bxc6 bxc6 44.Rb7 Rc8 45.Rdb3 Bc7 46.Ra3 d5 47.cxd5 cxd5 48.Rd3 Rc2+ 49.Kf1 Ra8 50.Rb1 Ra4 51.Rxd5 Raa2 52.Rd3 Kg5 53.Bd5 Rf2+ 54.Kg1 Rac2 55.Bf3 Bh2+ 56.Kh1 Bb8 57.Ra1 Ba7 58.Bg2 Bc5 59.f6 gxf6 60.Rd5+ Kh4 61.Ra4 Rxg2 62.Rxc5 Rh2+ 63.Kg1 Rcg2+ 64.Kf1 Rxg4 65.Rxg4+ Kxg4 66.Rc7 f5 67.Rxf7 f4 68.Kg1 Ra2 69.Rg7+ Kf3 70.Rg6 Ra1+ 71.Kh2 Kf2 72.Rxh6 f3 73.Rb6 Ra5 74.Rb2+ Ke3 75.Rb3+ Kf4 76.Rb4+ Ke3 77.Rb3+ Kf4 78.Rb4+ 1/2-1/2

    Board 6, Sept. 10
    Amin, Bassem – Vallejo Pons, Francisco
    A07 Reti, King’s Indian Attack, Petrosian variation

    1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c6 3.Bg2 Bf5 4.O-O e6 5.d3 Nf6 6.Nbd2 h6 7.b3 Be7 8.Bb2 O-O 9.c4 Bh7 10.a3 a5 11.Ra2 Nbd7 12.Qa1 Re8 13.Ne5 Nxe5 14.Bxe5 Bd6 15.Rb1 Bxe5 16.Qxe5 Ng4 17.Qf4 Nf6 18.Qe5 Ng4 19.Qd4 Nf6 20.cxd5 e5 21.Qc5 cxd5 22.Qb5 Re6 23.Rc2 Rb6 24.Qa4 Bf5 25.Rc5 Bd7 26.Qh4 g5 27.Qxh6 Ne4 28.Qxb6 Qxb6 29.Nxe4 dxe4 30.Rxe5 exd3 31.Rxg5+ Kf8 32.exd3 Rc8 33.h4 Rc2 34.Rf1 Rc5 35.Rxc5 Qxc5 36.Bxb7 Qxa3 37.Bd5 Be6 38.Bc4 Bxc4 39.dxc4 Qxb3 40.Ra1 a4 41.c5 a3 0-1

    Board 7, Sept. 10
    Naiditsch, Arkadij – Kovalenko, Igor
    A47 Queen’s Indian Defence

    1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 b6 3.c4 Bb7 4.Nc3 e6 5.g3 Bb4 6.Bg2 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 O-O 8.O-O Re8 9.Re1 Qc8 10.Qc2 Be4 11.Qb3 d6 12.Bf1 Nc6 13.Bg5 Na5 14.Qd1 Nd7 15.Nd2 Bg6 16.e4 f6 17.Be3 Qb7 18.h4 Bf7 19.Nb3 Nc6 20.d5 Ne7 21.h5 e5 22.h6 g5 23.Bh3 Rad8 24.Qf3 Nc8 25.Bxd7 Rxd7 26.Qxf6 Bg6 27.Qxg5 Rf7 28.f4 exf4 29.gxf4 Rxe4 30.Bd4 Rf5 31.Qg3 Re7 32.Be3 Ref7 33.Nd4 Ne7 34.Nxf5 Nxf5 35.Qg5 Qc8 36.Bd4 Qf8 37.Re6 Nxd4 38.cxd4 Rf5 39.Qg3 Qxh6 40.Re8+ Kg7 41.Re7+ Kh8 42.Rf1 Bh5 43.Rf2 Qf6 44.Rxc7 Bg6 45.Qe3 Qh4 46.Rh2 Qg4+ 47.Rg2 Qd1+ 48.Kf2 Rf8 49.c5 Bd3 50.Rg5 Qc2+ 51.Kg1 Qb1+ 52.Kh2 Be4 53.Kg3 Qc2 54.Qf2 Qd3+ 55.Kh2 Qd1 56.cxd6 h6 57.Rgg7 Qh1+ 58.Kg3 Bf5 59.Qh2 Qe1+ 60.Qf2 Qh1 61.Qg2 Qe1+ 62.Kh2 Qh4+ 63.Kg1 Qe1+ 64.Qf1 Qe4 65.Qf2 Qxd5 66.Qe3 Be4 67.f5 Rf6 68.Rh7+ Kg8 69.Qg3+ 1-0

    Board 8, Sept. 22
    Fedorchuk, Sergey – Bacrot, Etienne
    C24 Bishop’s Opening, Berlin Defence

    1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 d5 5.Bb3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Bxd2+ 7.Nbxd2 a5 8.c3 Bg4 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Nxf3 Nbd7 11.exd5 cxd5 12.O-O Qc7 13.Re1 O-O 14.Re3 e4 15.Nd4 Nc5 16.Bc2 a4 17.Qd2 Qf4 18.Rd1 Rfd8 19.Qe1 Qc7 20.Qd2 Qf4 21.f3 Qh4 22.Nf5 Qf4 23.dxe4 g6 24.e5 Nh5 25.Nd6 Nd7 26.Nxf7 Kxf7 27.e6+ Kg7 28.exd7 Rxd7 29.a3 Qg5 30.Qd4+ Kh6 31.Qe5 Ra6 32.Rd4 1-0

    Final Standings

    1 Baden-Baden 43 Board Points
    2 Viernheim 38
    3 Schachfreunde Deizisau 33
    4 Werder Bremen 29
    5 Solingen 27.5
    6 Bayern Munchen 23.5
    7 Berlin 1903 16.5
    8 Aachener 13.5

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  • Wayne Komer
    Schachbundesliga Championship 2020

    September 18, 2020

    Round Four

    Olimpiu Urcan recorded this between the two commentators:

    Gustafsson: "You have two cats, right?"

    Kasimdzhanov: "I don't have cats at all."

    Gustafsson: "Why did I think you have two cats?"

    Kasimdzhanov: "I don't know...I haven't had a cat in 35 years. When I get a cat, I will tell you."

    The Premier game was between Erwin L’Ami and Fabiano Caruana.

    I haven’t followed an OTB game in a while and it was interesting to watch. There appeared to be a moveable clear plastic divider between them, about two feet high, with a window, about 10 inches high so that you could move the pieces. Neither player was wearing a mask. Caruana was dead lost at one point when I had to attend to some neighbourhood business through the front door. When I came back fifteen minutes later, I thought the game would be over because each had just a minute or so when I left. But they were still playing away. L’Ami had a huge advantage. I had forgotten that the time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game and a 30-second increment from move one.

    Round 4, September 18
    OSG Baden-Baden – SG Solingen
    Board 1
    L’Ami, Erwin – Caruana, Fabiano
    E10 Queen’s Pawn game

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 h6 5.Bf4 Bb4 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.Bd2 O-O 8.g3 Nxc3 9.bxc3 Ba5 10.g4 c5 11.Rg1 Nc6 12.dxc5 e5 13.Qc2 Re8 14.g5 g6 15.gxh6 e4 16.Ng5 Bf5 17.O-O-O Qf6 18.Bh3 e3 19.Bxf5 exd2+ 20.Rxd2 Re5 21.Nxf7 Qxf7 22.Bxg6 Qxf2 23.Bf7+ Kh8 24.Qg6 Rg5 25.Rxg5 Bxc3 26.Kc2 Ne7 27.Qe4 Bf6 28.Re5 Rf8 29.e3 Qf1 30.Bc4 Qa1 31.Rxe7 Qc3+ 32.Kd1 Qa1+ 33.Kc2 Qc3+ 34.Kd1 Qa1+ 35.Ke2 Bxe7 36.Qd4+ Qxd4 37.exd4 Rf4 38.Bd5 Bf6 39.Ke3 Rh4 40.Rd3 Rh3+ 41.Kd2 Rxh2+ 42.Kc3 Kh7 43.Bxb7 Rxa2 44.Kb3 Ra1 45.c6 Bd8 46.d5 Ba5 47.d6 Rc1 48.Rd5 Bd8 49.Rd4 1-0

    Position after White’s 34.Kd1


    - Erwin l'Ami beats world no. 2 Fabiano Caruana, but Fabi's team Baden-Baden cruise to another win with wins for MVL, Rapport, Adams & Rapport!

    Round 4, September 18
    OSG Baden-Baden – SG Solingen
    Board 5
    Van Wely, Loek – Rapport, Richard
    D06 QGD, Grau

    1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Bf5 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Qb3 Nc6 6.Bg5 Nge7 7.e3 a5 8.a3 a4 9.Qd1 Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 f6 11.Bf4 Qd7 12.Nh4 Be4 13.f3 Bg6 14.Nxg6 hxg6 15.Rb1 b6 16.Qc2 Kf7 17.Bd3 dxc4 18.Bxc4 Nd5 19.Bxd5 exd5 20.c4 g5 21.Bg3 Rhe8 22.Kf2 f5 23.cxd5 Qxd5 24.Rhc1 Re6 25.Qc4 Ne7 26.Rb5 c5 27.dxc5 Qd2+ 28.Kf1 Nd5 29.Bf2 Rh8 30.Kg1 Nxe3 31.Qc3 Rxh2 0-1

    Final Position


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  • Wayne Komer
    Schachbundesliga Championship 2020

    September 17, 2020

    A few games from the matches.

    Olympiu Urcan - A fantastic attacking game by Richard Rapport

    FC Bayern Munchen – OSG Baden-Baden
    Round 2, September 17
    Board 3
    Studer, Noel – Rapport, Richard
    D30 QGD

    1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c6 4.Nbd2 f5 5.g3 Nd7 6.Bg2 Nh6 7.Qc2 Nf7 8.b3 g5 9.e3 Bd6 10.Bb2 a5 11.h4 g4 12.Ng1 O-O 13.Ne2 Nf6 14.Nf4 Qe7 15.O-O Nh8 16.c5 Bc7 17.a3 Ng6 18.b4 Nxf4 19.exf4 Nh5 20.Rfe1 Nxf4 21.gxf4 Bxf4 22.Nc4 Qxh4 23.Nb6 e5 24.Nxd5 cxd5 25.Rxe5 Bh2+ 26.Kf1 Bxe5 27.Bxd5+ Kg7 28.dxe5 axb4 29.Ke2 Rxa3 30.Bxa3 bxa3 31.Qc3 f4 32.Rxa3 f3+ 33.Ke3 Qg5+ 34.Kd3 Rd8 35.Qd4 Be6 0-1

    Jonathan Tisdall – Don’t just turn off your engines before playing through the Studer-Rapport game from this morning’s Bundesliga, try to imagine having all of Rapport’s moves going off in your face…

    SF Berlin 1903 – OSG Baden-Baden
    Round 3, September 17
    Board 1
    Caruana, Fabiano – Gumularz, Szymon
    B07 Pirc-Robatsch

    1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.Be3 a6 5.g4 b5 6.Bg2 Bb7 7.h4 h5 8.gxh5 Rxh5 9.Bf3 Rh8 10.h5 e5 11.dxe5 Bxe5 12.hxg6 fxg6 13.Rxh8 Bxh8 14.e5 Nc6 15.Be4 Nge7 16.Qg4 Bxe5 17.Bxg6+ Nxg6 18.Qxg6+ Kd7 19.Qg4+ Ke8 20.O-O-O Qf6 21.Nd5 Qf7 22.Nf3 Bc8 23.Qe4 Rb8 24.Ng5 Bf5 25.Nxc7+ Kd7 26.Nxf7 Bxe4 27.Nxa6 1-0

    Final Position



    In case you were wondering: yes, we're talking about over-the-board chess! It's the first time since the Candidates that top 10 players like GM Fabiano Caruana and GM Levon Aronian can be seen behind a normal, wooden board and pieces again. (The latter even combines it with playing his games in the online Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz in the evenings.)

    Let's look at that great win by Rapport today. Playing for the heavy favorite Baden-Baden, the Hungarian GM was Black against the Swiss grandmaster Noel Studer. In a Stonewall, he first sacrificed a knight and then a rook.

    The fantastic 23...e5!! reminded of 20...g3 in the famous King's Indian game Piket-Kasparov, Tilburg 1989 where the 13th world champion also left his rook hanging on a8 with a pawn move.
    Last edited by Wayne Komer; Thursday, 17th September, 2020, 08:47 PM.

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  • Wayne Komer
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    Schachbundesliga Championship 2020

    Schachbundesliga Championship 2020

    September 16, 2020

    From the FIDE site:

    The Schachbundesliga championship tournament will take place in Karlsruhe from 16th to 20th September 2020. This tournament is an additional event and serves to determine the German team champion 2020 after the German Chess League was interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue it in spring 2021. OSG Baden-Baden stands out as a clear favorite among eight teams.

    The participation in this tournament is voluntary following a decision by all 16 Bundesliga clubs. In the end, only eight clubs will play in a round-robin format. In addition to the record holder Baden-Baden, Solingen, Deizisau, Viernheim, and Bremen are likely to have a say in the hunt for the title. FC Bayern München, SF Berlin, and Aachener SV complete the field.

    As this is an "over-the-board tournament", it will be interesting to see which players will travel to Karlsruhe. Chess fans are looking look forward to seeing many grandmasters in action, including 15-year-old Vincent Keymer. The youngest German grandmaster playing for SF Deizisau made a strong impressed in Biel two months ago and would like to continue his run in Karlsruhe.

    The matches will be broadcast live on the internet and commentated by renowned grandmasters. Furthermore, several videos of the event will be produced daily and published on the YouTube channel of GRENKE Chess.

    The championship tournament is a strong signal from the clubs of the Schachbundesliga and the organizer to put on an event representing top chess despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be held in compliance with all the strict requirements of health authorities.

    Dates: 16 - 20.09.2020

    Venue: Garden Hall of the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre, Festplatz 3, 76137 Karlsruhe

    Organizer: Schachzentrum Baden-Baden e.V. in cooperation with OSG Baden-Baden 1922 e.V. and the GRENKE Group

    Time control: 90 min 40 moves, 30 min rest, 30 sec increment from the first move.

    Live coverage on the official website:

    Videos on YouTube:

    Schedule Championship Tournament 2020

    1st round on 16.09.2020 at 2 pm (CET)

    OSG Baden-Baden - SF Deizisau
    FC Bayern München - SC Viernheim
    SF Berlin - Aachener SV
    SG Solingen - SV Werder Bremen

    2nd round on 17.09.2020 at 10am (CET)

    SF Deizisau - SV Werder Bremen
    Aachener SV - SG Solingen
    SC Viernheim - SF Berlin
    OSG Baden-Baden - FC Bayern München

    3rd round on 17.09.2020 at 5pm (CET)

    FC Bayern München - SF Deizisau
    SF Berlin - OSG Baden-Baden
    SG Solingen - SC Viernheim
    SV Werder Bremen - Aachener SV

    4th round on 18.09.2020 at 2pm (CET)

    SF Deizisau - Aachener SV
    SC Viernheim - SV Werder Bremen
    OSG Baden-Baden - SG Solingen
    FC Bayern München - SF Berlin

    5th round on 19.09.2020 at 10am (CET)

    SF Berlin - SF Deizisau
    SG Solingen - FC Bayern München
    SV Werder Bremen - OSG Baden-Baden
    Aachener SV - SC Viernheim

    6th round on 19.09.2020 at 5pm (CET)

    SF Deizisau - SC Viernheim
    OSG Baden-Baden - Aachener SV
    FC Bayern München - SV Werder Bremen
    SF Berlin - SG Solingen

    7th round on 20.09.2020 at 11am (CET)

    SG Solingen - SF Deizisau
    SV Werder Bremen - SF Berlin
    Aachener SV - FC Bayern München
    SC Viernheim - OSG Baden-Baden

    Chess24 is covering the tournament.

    Jan Gustafsson and Rustam Kasimdzhanov are commentating in English.

    Members of the OSG Baden-Baden team:

    Caruana, MVL, Aronian (yes, playing in two tournaments at the same time), Wojtaszek, Rapport, Adams, Vallejo Pons and Bacrot


    - World no. 2 Fabiano Caruana is poised to defeat Gata Kamsky in his first classical game since the Candidates!

    - Romain Edouard (tweet) - Forfeited today at the German Bundesliga. Woke up with a horrible pain in the back and couldn't move a single centimeter

    Two games:

    Baden-Baden – Schachfreunde Deizisau
    Board 1
    Round 1, Sept. 16
    Kamsky, Gata – Caruana, Fabiano
    A48 King’s Indian, East Indian Defence

    1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c3 Bg7 4.Bg5 O-O 5.Nbd2 h6 6.Bh4 d6 7.e4 c5 8.d5 Nbd7 9.Bd3 Nh5 10.O-O Nf4 11.Bc2 b5 12.Rb1 Nf6 13.Re1 Qc7 14.Nf1 e5 15.dxe6 Bxe6 16.Bg3 N6h5 17.Qd2 Nxg3 18.hxg3 Nh5 19.Bb3 c4 20.Bc2 Rfe8 21.Rbd1 Rad8 22.Nd4 Bg4 23.Ra1 Qc5 24.Ne3 Nf6 25.a4 a6 26.axb5 axb5 27.Nxg4 Nxg4 28.Bd1 Nf6 29.Bf3 Nd7 30.Nc2 Qg5 31.Qxg5 hxg5 32.Ra5 Rb8 33.Rd1 Nf6 34.Rxd6 g4 35.e5 Rxe5 36.Bc6 Re2 37.Nd4 Re1+ 38.Kh2 Kh7 39.Ra8 Rxa8 40.Bxa8 Rb1 41.Nxb5 Rxb2 42.Bc6 Rxf2 43.Kg1 Rc2 44.Rd4 Bh6 45.Rxc4 Be3+ 46.Kf1 Nh5 47.Rxg4 f5 48.Rh4 Kg7 49.Rh3 Bf2 50.Rxh5 gxh5 51.Nd6 Bc5 52.Nxf5+ Kf6 53.Nh4 Rxc3 54.Be8 Kg5 55.Nf3+ Kh6 56.Bd7 Rc1+ 57.Ke2 Rc2+ 58.Kf1 Rf2+ 59.Ke1 Rxg2 60.Nh4 Rb2 61.Kf1 Rf2+ 62.Ke1 Kg5 63.Bh3 Kf6 64.Bd7 Ra2 65.Kf1 Bd6 66.g4 hxg4 67.Bxg4 Kg5 68.Nf5 Bc5 69.Bh3 Rf2+ 70.Ke1 Rh2 0-1

    Board 6
    Round 1, Sept. 16
    Adams, Michael – Keymer, Vincent
    B12 Caro-Kann, Advance variation

    1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.h4 h5 5.c4 dxc4 6.Bxc4 e6 7.Nc3 Nd7 8.Nge2 Be7 9.Ng3 Bg6 10.Nge4 Nh6 11.Bxh6 Rxh6 12.Qd2 Nb6 13.Be2 Nd5 14.Bf3 Qb6 15.g3 O-O-O 16.O-O Kb8 17.Rfd1 Rhh8 18.Rac1 Bxe4 19.Nxe4 g6 20.Rc4 Rd7 21.Nc5 Bxc5 22.dxc5 Qc7 23.Qe1 Qd8 24.b4 g5 25.hxg5 Qxg5 26.Rh4 Kc8 27.a4 Ne7 28.Rxd7 Kxd7 29.b5 Ng6 30.bxc6+ Ke7 31.Rxh5 Rxh5 32.Bxh5 Qxh5 33.cxb7 Nxe5 34.Qe4 Ng4 35.Qf3 Qh2+ 36.Kf1 Qh5 37.Qc6 Ne5 38.Qd6+ Kf6 39.Qd8+ Kf5 40.b8=Q Qh1+ 41.Ke2 Qf3+ 42.Ke1 Qe4+ 43.Kd2 Nf3+ 44.Kc1 Qe1+ 45.Qd1 1-0

    Position after White’s 37.Qc6

    Mickey Adams is on course to beat Vincent Keymer after players reached move 40, but 37...Ne3!! would have saved the 15-year-old - Black has perpetual check