C47 BELGRADE GAMBIT ACCEPTED: classical line 6.Qe2

Ruefenacht,Matthias - Hector,Johnny
Korning Memorial, 1998

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nd5 Nxe4 6.Qe2

this is the classical line in the Belgrade Gambit accepted that has the drawback to have been deeply analyzed

6...f5 7.Ng5 d3! 8.cxd3! Nd4 9.Qh5+ g6 10.Qh4 c6 11.dxe4 cxd5 12.exd5

This is the critical position that arises after best play by both sides


[less precise is 12...Qa5+!? as after this move White can either force a draw or look for sharp play and complications 13.Bd2! (13.Kd1 leads directly to a draw 13...Qxd5 14.Bc4 Qxc4 15.Re1+ Be7 16.Rxe7+ Kxe7 17.Ne4+ Ke6 18.Qf6+ Kd5 19.Nc3+ Kc5 20.b4+ Kxb4 21.Qd6+ Ka5 22.Qa3+ Kb6 23.Qd6+ Ka5 24.Qa3+ Kb6 25.Qd6+ 1/2-1/2 Costa,F (2045)-Sleidinger,G (2055)/A115 1998) 13...Qa4 14.Qg3 f4! 15.Bxf4! Bb4+ 16.Bd2 Nc2+! 17.Kd1 Ne3+ 18.Ke2 Qb5+ 19.Kxe3 Bxd2+ 20.Kxd2 Qxb2+ 21.Ke3 Qxa1 22.Bd3 Qf6 23.Nxh7 Rxh7 24.Bxg6+ Rf7 25.Rc1! b6? (25...Qb6+ 26.Ke2 Qb5+ 27.Ke3 Qb6+= ) 26.Rc4 Ba6 27.Bxf7+ Qxf7 28.Re4+ Kd8 29.Qe5 Kc8 30.Qe8+ Qxe8 31.Rxe8+ Kb7 32.Rxa8 Kxa8 33.h4 1-0 Monson-Milat / Correspondance 1996]


[13.Qg3!? 0-0! 14.d6 Qa5+ and Black is preferable]

13...h6 14.Nf3 Nxf3!

[a playable alternative is 14...Qxh4 15.Nxh4 Kf7 16.Be3 f4 17.Bxd4 Bxd4 18.Bd3 g5 19.Nf5 Bxb2 20.Rb1 Be5 21.d6 b6 22.Re1 Kf6 23.Rb5 Ba6 24.Rexe5 Bxb5 25.Rxb5 Rac8 26.Kd2 Rc5 27.a4 Ke6 28.g4 fxg3 29.fxg3 h5 30.h3 Rf8 31.g4 hxg4 32.hxg4 Rh8 33.Rxc5 bxc5 34.Bc4+ Ke5 35.Bb5 Rd8 36.Ke3 Kd5 37.Kd3 Ke5 38.Kc4 Kf4 39.Kxc5 Kxg4 40.Bxd7 Rxd7 41.Kc6 Rh7 42.Nd4 Kf4 43.d7 Rh8 44.Ne6+ Kf5 45.Nxg5 Kxg5 1/2-1/2 Slingerland,F (2338)-De Vreugt,D (2429)/Amsterdam NED 2006]

15.Qxd8+ Kxd8 16.gxf3 d6

[16...Bd4!? 17.Be3!? (Obodchuk has proposed 17.Rg1 g5 18.f4 g4 19.Be3 Bxb2 20.Rb1 Bg7 ) 17...Bxb2 18.Rb1 Be5!? (18...Bf6 ) 19.f4 Bf6 20.Rg1 Rg8 21.d6 b6 22.Rc1 Rb8 23.Rc7 Bb7 24.Bb5 Rg7 25.Rxg6 forcing the draw (a very good result for White considering the ELO difference) but White could have played the position 25...Rxg6 26.Rxd7+ Kc8 27.Rc7+ 1/2-1/2 Costa,F (1815)-Fechner,J (2385) / correspondance match Italy vs Germany 1996]

17.Rg1 g5 18.h4 Bd7

[18...g4 19.Be2 Rg8 20.Rb1 Bd7 21.Be3 Bf6 22.fxg4 fxg4 23.Bxh6 Bxh4 24.Be3 Rc8 25.Rc1 Rxc1+ 26.Kxc1 Bg5 27.Kd2 Ke7 1/2-1/2 Schenning,A (2055)-Monson,B (2250)/match # 2 1998]

19.a4 Rc8 20.hxg5 Rc5 21.Be3 Rxd5+ 22.Kc2 f4 23.gxh6 Be5 24.Bxa7 Bf5+ 25.Kb3 Rd2 26.Bc4 Rxh6 27.Rae1 Rh3 28.Re2 Rxf3+ 29.Kb4 Rxe2 30.Bxe2 Rh3 31.Bf1 Rh4 32.b3 f3+ 33.Bc4 Be6 1/2-1/2