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26-08-2008, 12:44 PM
The attached game was played in an ICCF fixed openings tournament.Event: WSTT/4/08/3 - Sicilian Dragon, B70-9
Site: ICCF
Date: 2008.06.25
Round: ?
White: Kratochvíl, Jan
Black: Flude, David A
Result: 1/2-1/2
WhiteElo: 2017
BlackElo: 2136
PlyCount: 48
EventDate: 2008.??.??

1. e4 {
This game was played in an ICCF fixed openings correspondence tournament.} c5
2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 {Now the game begins.} 6. Be3 Bg7 7.
f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. h4 h5 11. Bb3 Rc8 12. O-O-O Na5 {I cannot reve
al all my analysis of this move as I have other games in progress which
reached this position.} (12... Ne5 {is the usual move.} 13. Kb1 Nc4 {
is a main line}) 13. Kb1 Nc4 {transposing to the line given in the notes.} 14.
Bxc4 Rxc4 15. Nb3 Qc7 16. Bd4 Rc8 {
this commits back to sacrificing an exchange for a pawn.} (16... Bc6 {
is the usual move dealt with in depth in "Play the Sicilian Dragon" by Edward
Gearing.}) 17. Bxf6 Bxf6 18. Nd5 Rxc2 19. Nxc7 Rxd2 20. Rxd2 Rxc7 21. Rc2 Rxc2
22. Kxc2 Kg7 23. Nc1 Bd4 24. Ne2 Bf2 {black offered a draw which white
accepted. In my opinion black has zero winning chances but should be able to
hold the position.} 1/2-1/2