(398) Rosenberg,E (2163) - Becerra Rivero,J (2569) [A45]
94th New York Masters New York (1), 09.03.2004
[Rosenberg, E]



1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5!
For those who don't know me, I have excessive faith in the Trompowsky.

2...Ne4 3.Bf4 c5 4.f3 Qa5+ 5.c3 Nf6 6.d5
[ 6.Nd2 cxd4 7.Nb3 Qb6 8.cxd4 Nc6! 9.e4 e5! 10.dxe5 Bb4+ with a decisive edge for Black. Hodgson-Gelfand, Groningen 1996.]

6...e6 7.e4 d6
[ 7...Qb6 8.Na3! ]

8.dxe6 Bxe6 9.Na3 Be7
[ 9...Nc6 10.Nc4 Bxc4 11.Bxc4 Be7 12.Qb3!? Wells-Hamdouchi, Pulvermuehle 2000]

10.Nc4 Bxc4 11.Bxc4 0-0 12.Ne2 Nbd7 13.a3?!
[ >=13.Ng3 ]

13...b5 14.Ba2 Rad8 15.0-0 Qc7 16.Ng3 c4 17.Nf5 Ne5 18.Bb1?!
[ 18.a4 Nd3 19.Qd2 a6 20.axb5 axb5 21.Bb1 Nxf4 22.Qxf4+/= ]

18...Rfe8 19.Qe1?!
[ >=19.Nd4 a6 20.a4 ]

19...Bf8 20.Bg5 d5 21.Bxf6
Overlooking the best response [ 21.Qg3 Bc5+ 22.Kh1 Qb6 23.Bc2 Ng6 24.Rad1= ]

21...Qb6+ 22.Nd4 Qxf6 23.Nxb5?
Way too greedy. White must continue to try and gain an initiative. [ 23.f4! Nc6 24.e5 opening the bi-h7 diagonal]

23...dxe4 24.Bxe4 Nd3 25.Qg3 Bc5+ 26.Kh1 g6?!
[ 26...Nxb2 27.Nc7 Re5 28.Nd5 Qd6 29.Nb4 Re6-/+ ]

27.Bxd3[] cxd3 28.b4 Be3 29.Rad1 Qc6 30.c4 Rd7 31.Qg4 d2-+
White can resign now.

32.Nc3 Rd4 33.Qh3 Qxc4 34.Ne4 Rexe4 35.fxe4 Qxf1+ 36.Rxf1 d1Q 37.g3 Qc2 38.Qg4 Qxe4+ 39.Qxe4 Rxe4 40.Rd1 Bb6 41.Kg2 Re2+ 42.Kh3 Ra2 43.Rd3 h5 44.Rc3 Kg7 45.Rf3 Bg1 0-1