Monday, April 24, 2017

The Elshad Opening

Position after 5...g5


  1. Hello,
    What does Black do in the Naumkin game if white plays 17.Bxf7+.Like to see some analysis.

  2. After 17)…Kxf7 Analysis by Stockfish 8 Depth 30 plies
    1. -+ (-2.26): 18.Ne2 Ke8 19.Nxf4 Ne5 20.Nd3 Kd8 21.Nxe5 dxe5 22.Qf3 Rg8 23.a3 Bd7 24.Qf7 Qg6 25.Qxg6 Rxg6 26.Rf8+ Be8 27.Rf5 Kc7 28.Rxe5 Kd6 29.Rf5 Rg4 30.e5+ Kd7 31.Rc1 Bg6 32.Rf2 Kc7 33.b3 Re4 34.d6+ Kd7 35.dxe7 Kxe7 36.Rd1 Rxe5
    2. -+ (-2.47): 18.g3 Rg8 19.Kh1 Nf6 20.gxf4 Bg4 21.Qd3 Raf8 22.Rf2 Ke8 23.Rg1 Bh5 24.b3 Kd8 25.Rfg2 Rxg2 26.Rxg2 Qa5 27.Qe3 Kc8 28.Kg1 Kb8 29.e5 dxe5 30.Qxe5+ Qc7 31.Rg7 Rf7 32.Rxf7 Bxf7 33.Nb5 Qxe5 34.fxe5 Ng4 35.d6
    3. -+ (-2.52): 18.Qh5+ Kg7 19.Rxf4 Ne5 20.Rbf1 Qd8 21.b3 Qe8 22.Qh4 Bd7 23.Nd1 Kh7 24.Ne3 Rg8 25.R4f2 Rg7 26.Nf5 Bxf5 27.exf5 Rg4 28.Qh3 Qf7 29.f6 Rag8 30.Kh1 a6 31.a4 R8g6 32.fxe7 Qxe7 33.Qc3 Qg5 34.Qc2 Qe3 35.Re2 Rf4 36.Rxf4 Qxf4

    While after 18.Bxf7+ White wins (Stockfish 8 depth 30 plies):
    1. +- (3.64): 18...Kd8 19.Qh5 a6 20.Qxh6 Kc7 21.h4 Kb8 22.Qg7 Qd8 23.h5 Rh8 24.h6 Qf8 25.Rh4 Ne5 26.Rf1 Ka7 27.Qxf8 Rxf8 28.Be6 Rh8 29.h7 Kb6 30.Bxc8 Raxc8 31.b3 Kc7 32.Rf5 Rb8 33.a4 Kd7 34.Kf2 Nd3+ 35.Kg3 Nc1 36.e5 dxe5 37.Rxe5

    2. +- (6.09): 18...Rxf7 19.Rxf7 Kxf7 20.Qh5+ Kg7 21.Qe8 Ne5 22.Qxe7+ Kg8 23.Qe8+ Kg7 24.Rf1 Qc7 25.Rf8 Be6 26.Qxa8 Bf7 27.Qd8 Qxd8 28.Rxd8 Nxc4 29.b3 Ne5 30.Rxd6 c4 31.bxc4 Nxc4 32.Rd7 Kf6 33.Rxb7 a5 34.Ra7 h5 35.Kf2 Nd6 36.Rxa5