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(1) Akobian,V (2413) - Schwartzman,G (2617) [A88]
National Open Wuerzburg (3), 2001
[Akobian Varuzhan]

1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 d6 6.0-0 0-0 7.Nc3 c6 8.Qc2 Na6 9.a3 Qe8 10.d5 e5 11.dxe6 Bxe6 12.b3 Nc5 13.Bb2 a5 14.Rad1 Rd8 15.Ng5!? [15.Nd4 Qe7?! (15...Bf7 16.e3 Qe7 17.Rfe1 Rde8= ) 16.Nxe6 Qxe6 17.e3+/= ] 15...Bc8 16.b4 axb4 17.axb4 Ne6 18.Nf3 f4 19.b5 g5 20.bxc6 bxc6 21.Ba3 c5 22.Nb5 fxg3 23.hxg3 Ng4? [23...Qe7 24.Ne1 Nc7 25.Na7 Bd7 26.Nc6 Bxc6 27.Bxc6 Qe6 28.Bc1 h6 29.Nd3 Qh3 30.Bg2 Qh5 31.f3= ] 24.Rxd6! Rxd6 25.Nxd6 Qh5 26.Rd1 Nd4? Diagram # [26...Bd4 27.Rxd4! Nxd4 28.Qe4 Nxf3+ (28...Nf6 29.Qe7 Nc6 30.Qe3 g4 31.Ng5 Bd7 32.Nde4 Nxe4 33.Bxe4 Re8 34.Bd5+ Kg7 35.Bb2+ Kh6 36.Ne6+ Kg6 37.Be4+ Kf7 38.Qf4+ Kg8 39.Qf6+- ) 29.exf3 Qh2+ 30.Kf1 Nf6 31.Qe3 Bh3 32.Qxg5+ Kh8 33.Bxh3 Qxh3+ 34.Kg1 Qh5 35.Qxh5 Nxh5 36.f4 Kg8 37.Bxc5+- ] 27.Qe4! Nxf3+ 28.exf3 Qh2+ 29.Kf1 Nf6 30.Qe7 Bh3 31.Bxh3 Qxh3+ 32.Kg1 h5 33.Ne4! Qf5 [33...Nxe4 34.Rd7! Qxd7 35.Qxd7 Nf6 36.Qf5+- ] 34.Bb2! Ne8 [34...Qxf3 35.Rd7! Ne8 36.Bxg7+- ] 35.Bxg7 Nxg7 36.Rd7 Qg6 37.Rd6! Qf7 38.Nf6+ 1-0

(2) Akobian,V (2570) - Onischuk,A (2746) [E46]
30th World Open Playoffs, 2002
[Akobian Varuzhan]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Nge2 b6 6.a3 Bxc3+ 7.Nxc3 Bb7 8.Bd3 Bxg2 9.Rg1 Bb7 10.e4 Ne8 11.Qh5 g6 12.Qh6 Nc6 13.Bg5 f6 14.Be3 e5 15.d5 Nd4 16.0-0-0 Qe7 17.Ne2 [17.Bxd4 exd4 18.Ne2 c5 19.dxc6 dxc6 20.Nxd4 Ng7 21.f4 Rad8 22.Nc2 f5 23.e5 Ne6 24.Ne3+/= ] 17...Nb3+ 18.Kb1 Nc5 19.Bc2 a5 20.Rg2 Ba6 21.Rdg1 Bxc4 22.Ng3 Kh8 23.Qh4 Ng7 24.Bh6 Rg8 25.Bxg7+ Qxg7 [25...Rxg7 26.Nf5 gxf5 27.Rxg7 Qxg7 28.Rxg7 Kxg7 29.Qg3+ Kh8 30.Qc3 Bb5 31.f4 Re8 32.b4! axb4 33.axb4 Na6 34.exf5+/- ] 26.Nf5 Qf7? [26...g5 27.Qg3 Qf8 28.h4~~ ; 26...Qf8 27.Rxg6 Rxg6 28.Rxg6+- ] 27.Nh6 Qg7 28.Nxg8 Rxg8 29.f4 exf4 30.Qxf4 d6 31.h4 Nd7 [31...f5 32.exf5 Nd3 33.Bxd3 Bxd3+ 34.Ka1 Bxf5 35.h5+/- ] 32.Rf2 Ba6 33.Rh1 Rf8 34.h5 g5 35.h6 Qg6 [35...Qe7 36.Qe3 Ne5 37.Rg1 ] 36.Qg3 Ne5 37.Qc3 Qf7 38.Rg1 Qe7? Diagram # [38...Rg8 39.Ka1 Rg6 40.Qh3 Qd7 41.Qh5 ] 39.Rxg5! fxg5 40.Qxc7!! Nd7 [40...Rxf2 41.Qxe7 Rf1+ 42.Ka2+- ] 41.Qxd7 1-0

(3) Wojtkiewicz,A (2555) - Akobian,V (2486) [D34]
Imre Konig Mem San Francisco USA (2), 05.09.2002
[Akobian Varuzhan]

1.Nf3 e6 2.c4 d5 3.d4 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.g3 Nc6 6.Bg2 Nf6 7.0-0 Be7 8.Nc3 0-0 9.b3 Ne4 10.Bb2 Bf6 11.Nxe4 [11.Na4 b6 12.Rc1 Ba6 13.dxc5 Bxb2 14.Nxb2 bxc5 ] 11...dxe4 12.Nd2 Bg4!? [12...Bxd4 13.Bxd4 Nxd4 14.Nxe4 (14.e3 Nf3+ 15.Nxf3 exf3 16.Qxf3 Rb8 17.Rfd1 Qe7 18.Rd2 Be6= ) 14...Bg4 15.f3 Bf5 16.e3 Bxe4 17.exd4 Bc6 18.dxc5+/= ] 13.h3 Bh5 14.Nxe4 Bxd4 15.Bxd4 cxd4 16.Rc1 Qe7 17.Re1 Rac8 18.Qd2 Rfd8 19.Nc5 Bg6 20.b4!? [20.Nd3 Be4= ] 20...b6 21.Na6?! [21.Nb7 Qxb7 22.b5 Qe7 23.bxc6 Be4= ; 21.Nd3 Be4= ] 21...Ne5 [21...Be4? 22.Bxe4 (22.b5 Bxg2 23.Kxg2 Ne5 24.Rxc8 Rxc8 25.Qxd4+/= ) ] 22.Rxc8 Rxc8 23.f4 [23.Qxd4 Nd3 24.Rf1 Qxe2 25.Qd7 Rf8 26.Qb5 Be4 27.Bxe4 Qxe4=/+ ] 23...Nc4 24.Qxd4 Ne3 25.Bf3?! [25.Qe5 Qxe5 26.fxe5 Rc2 27.a4 Nxg2 28.Kxg2 h5=/+ ] 25...f6! Diagram # [25...h6 26.Qe5 Qxe5 27.fxe5= ; 25...Nc2? 26.Rc1 Nxd4 27.Rxc8+ Qf8 28.Rxf8+ Kxf8 29.Kf2+/- ] 26.Qb2 Nc2 27.Rd1 Qe3+ 28.Kh1 Qf2 29.Qb3+ Bf7 30.Qd3 [30.Bd5 Ne3 31.Bxf7+ Kf8 32.Rg1 (32.Bd5 Nxd1 33.Qxd1 Qe3 34.Nc5 bxc5 35.Bb7 Re8 36.Bc6 Qe6 37.Bxe8 Qxh3+ 38.Kg1 Qxg3+ 39.Kh1 Kxe8 40.bxc5 Qxf4-/+ ) 32...Rc1-+ ] 30...Ne3 31.Qd7 [31.Rg1 Be6 32.Nc7 Bxh3-/+ ] 31...Rf8 32.Rg1 Nf1 33.Qg4?? [33.Rg2 Nxg3+ 34.Kh2 Nf1+ 35.Kh1 Qh4 36.Qg4 Qh6 37.Rg1 Ne3 38.Qg3 Bxa2-/+ ] 33...Qh2# 0-1

(4) Nakamura,H (2494) - Akobian,V (2486) [C10]
Imre Konig Mem San Francisco USA (6), 11.09.2002
[Akobian Varuzhan]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Nbd7 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.Nf3 h6 8.Be3 [8.Bh4 c5 ; 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 9.Bd3 Bd6 10.0-0 0-0 ] 8...Nd5 9.Bd3 Nxe3 10.fxe3 Bd6 11.e4 [11.0-0 Qe7 12.c3 Bd7 13.Qb3 0-0-0= ] 11...e5! 12.dxe5 [12.Nxe5 Bxe5 13.dxe5 Qg5=/+ ; 12.c3 exd4 13.cxd4 Bb4+ 14.Kf2 0-0 15.Rf1 Bg4=/+ ] 12...Bc5 13.Bc4 [13.Bb5+ c6 14.Qxd8+ Kxd8 15.Bc4 Ke7= ] 13...Qe7 14.Qd2 0-0 15.0-0-0 c6 16.Rhf1 b5 17.Bb3 a5 18.a3 [18.c3 a4 19.Bc2 Be6 20.Kb1 b4=/+ ; 18.a4 Ba6 19.Rh1 Rfd8=/+ ] 18...a4 19.Ba2 b4 20.axb4 a3!? [20...Bxb4 21.c3 Bc5 22.Nd4 Bg4 23.Rde1 Qxe5 24.Nxc6~~ ] 21.b3? [21.c3 axb2+ 22.Qxb2 Be6 23.Bxe6 Qxe6 24.bxc5 Rfb8 25.Nd4 Qc4 26.Qc2 Ra1+ 27.Kd2 Ra2=/+ ; 21.bxc5! axb2+ 22.Kxb2 Qa7 23.Bb3 Qa3+ 24.Kc3 Qa5+ 25.Kb2 Qa3+= ] 21...Bxb4 22.c3 Ba5 [22...Qc5! 23.Kc2 Ba6 24.Rfe1 Rad8 25.Qe3 Rxd1 26.Qxc5 Bd3+ 27.Kxd1 Bxc5 28.Nd4 Bxd4 29.cxd4 Rd8 30.d5 cxd5 31.exd5 Rxd5=/+ ] 23.b4?! [23.Qd6 Qa7 24.b4 Ba6 25.e6 Bxf1 26.Rxf1 Rad8 27.exf7+ Kh8~~ ] 23...Bc7 24.Nd4 Qxe5 25.Nxc6 [25.Rxf7 Rxf7 26.Rf1 Be6! 27.Bxe6 Qxe6 28.Nxe6 Rxf1+ 29.Kc2 a2 30.Qd7 Rc1+ 31.Kd2 Rd1+ 32.Kxd1 a1Q+-+ ] 25...Qe8 26.Nd4 [26.b5 Bg4 27.Rde1 Bxh2 28.e5 Bg3 29.Re4 Be6=/+ ] 26...Bg4 27.Rde1 Be5 28.h3 Be6 29.Nxe6 fxe6 30.Rf5 [30.Rxf8+ Kxf8 31.Rf1+ Kg8 ] 30...Bf6 31.Kb1 [31.Qd6 Kh7 32.Qxe6 Bxc3 33.Qxe8 Rfxe8 34.Re2 Bxb4 ] 31...Kh8 32.Rf3 Be5 33.Rd1 [33.Rxf8+ Qxf8 34.Qd3 Rc8 35.Rf1 Qe8 36.Bc4 Qc6=/+ ] 33...Qc6 34.Rd3 [34.Qd7 Qxe4+ 35.Qd3 Qh4 36.Qc4 Qg5 37.Qg4 Qxg4 38.hxg4 Rxf3 39.gxf3 Bxc3=/+ ] 34...Rac8 35.c4 [35.Qe3 Qa4 36.Rg1 Rc6 37.g4 Rfc8-/+ ] 35...Qb6! 36.c5 Rxc5 37.Rxa3 [37.Rd8 Rc8 38.Rxf8+ Rxf8-+ ] 37...Rcc8 38.Rd3 Kh7! Diagram # [38...Rf2 39.Rd8+ Kh7 40.Rxc8 Rxd2 41.Rxd2 Qxb4+ 42.Kc2 Qa4+ 43.Bb3 Qxe4+-/+ ] 39.Rb3 Rf2 40.Qd3 Rxg2 0-1

(5) Shabalov,A (2674) - Akobian,V (2603) [C02]
32nd World Open (4), 2004
[GM Akobian]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Qb6 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.a3 c4 This was the 5th time we played the same opening in past year and half and before I tried different moves like or early 5...Bd7 with idea of cxd and Bb5 .In this game i decided to try 6..c4 7.Nbd2 Na5 idea to stop b4 break 8.h4 Bd7 9.h5 f5!? my point was to gain some space in the kingside so it would be more difficult for white to attack in the future. 10.Rb1 if [10.exf6 gxf6 11.Be2 Bd6 12.0-0 Ne7 with idea of 0-0-0 and e5 Rhg8 black has a very good attcking chances] 10...Nh6 11.Be2 Be7 12.0-0 Rc8 main idea of this move to prevent b4 13.Re1 [13.b4 cxb3 14.Nxb3 Ba4 15.Nfd2 Rxc3 black wins] 13...Nf7 14.Qc2 white is prepearing b4 14...Qc7! again preventing b4 15.Nh2 [15.b4 cxb3 16.Nxb3 Ba4 17.Nfd2 Nxb3 18.Nxb3 Qxc3 19.Qxc3 Rxc3 black is pawn up without any compensation] 15...g5! 16.Nhf1 [16.hxg6 is too dangerous for white 16...hxg6 17.Nhf1 g5 18.Ra1 g4 19.Ne3 Ng5 with a big advantage for black] 16...g4 17.Ne3 Ng5 18.Qd1 Nb3! 19.Bf1 [19.Nxb3 Ba4 20.Bd2 Bxb3 21.Qc1 Ne4-+ ] 19...Nxd2 20.Bxd2 Ne4 21.Bc1 Diagram # [21.g3 Nxd2 22.Qxd2 Bg5 23.Bg2 Ba4 24.Qe2 Qf7 with idea of 0-0 ,Kh8 Qxh5 and black is much better] 21...g3! very importa nt not to allow white to play g3 Ng2,Nf4 so his pieces will remain undevelopet 22.f3 [22.fxg3 Nxg3 23.h6 Rg8-/+ ; 22.f4 0-0 23.Be2 Qa5 24.Rf1 Ba4 25.Qe1 Bb3 and black is slightly better] 22...Nf2 23.Qc2 0-0 24.Be2 [24.Nd1 Nxd1 25.Rxd1 f4! 26.Be2 Qd8 27.Kf1 Qe8 28.h6 Qh5 29.Ke1 Be8-+ ] 24...Qd8 25.Rf1 Kh8 26.Bd2 Rg8 27.Rxf2 [27.Be1 Bg5 28.Bxf2 gxf2+ 29.Kxf2 Bh4+ 30.Kg1 Bg3 31.Rf2 Qh4 black is winning] 27...gxf2+ 28.Kxf2 Bh4+ 29.Kg1 Bg3!-+ black is winning after this move because he has extra exchange and still strong attack 30.Nf1 Qh4 31.Nxg3 Qxg3 32.Bf1 Qxf3 33.h6 Rg6 34.Re1 Rcg8 35.Bc1 Ba4 36.Qd2 Qg4 slightly better would of been [36...Qh5 37.Qf2 Rg4-+ ] 37.Qf2 Qh5 38.Bf4 Rg4 39.Re3 [39.Be2 Rxg2+ 40.Qxg2 Rxg2+ 41.Kxg2 Qh4 42.Rf1 Bc2 43.Kg1 Be4-+ ] 39...Rh4 40.Qf3 Rh1+ 41.Kf2 Rg4 with idea of Bd1! 0-1

(6) Smirin,I (2816) - Akobian,V (2603) [C05]
32nd World Open Philadelphia USA (6), 04.07.2004
[GM Akobian]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.c3 Nc6 7.Bd3 Be7 8.0-0 g5 9.dxc5 g4 10.Nd4 Ndxe5 11.Bb5 Bd7 12.Bxc6 bxc6 13.f4 Nd3 14.b4 a5 15.N2b3 Nxc1 16.Qxc1 axb4 17.cxb4 Ra4 18.f5 [18.a3 Bf6~~ ] 18...0-0 [18...e5 19.f6 Bxf6 20.Qh6+/- ] 19.Qf4 [19.fxe6 fxe6 ] 19...e5 [19...exf5 20.Nxf5 Bxf5 21.Qxf5 Rxb4 22.Rae1 h6 23.Rf4 Rxf4 24.Qxf4 Bg5 25.Qxg4 Re8= ] 20.Qxe5 [20.Qxg4+ Kh8 21.Nc2 Bf6 /\ Rg8->] 20...Bf6 21.Qe1 Re8 22.Qc3 [22.Qd2 Bg5 23.Qc3 Re3-/+ ] 22...Re4 23.Rae1 Rxe1 24.Rxe1 Rxa2 25.Qg3 h5 26.Qd6 [26.h3 Bh4-+ ] 26...Kg7 27.b5 [27.Nxc6 Bxc6 28.Qxc6 Rb2 29.Qa4 d4 30.Qa3 d3-+ ] 27...cxb5 28.c6 [28.Qxd5 Ra6 29.c6 Bxc6 30.Qxd8 Bxd8-/+ ] 28...Qb6 [28...Bc8? 29.Qxd8 Bxd8 30.Re8 Bb6 31.Rxc8 Ra4 32.c7+- ] 29.Qxd7 Bxd4+ 30.Kh1 [] [30.Nxd4 Qxd4+ 31.Kh1 Ra1 32.Qe7 Rxe1+ 33.Qxe1 Qc4 34.Qe3 Kf6 35.Qh6+ Ke5 36.Qh8+ f6 ] 30...Bc3?!(+) [30...Bf6!-+ 31.c7 Qf2 32.Rg1 Re2 (32...Be5 33.c8Q Bxh2 34.Qc3+ ) 33.c8Q Re1 34.Qxf7+ Kxf7 35.Qb7+ Kf8 36.Qb8+ Kg7 37.Qc7+ Kh6 ] 31.f6+ Kg6 [31...Bxf6!-+ 32.c7 Qf2 33.Rg1 Re2 34.c8Q Re1-+ ] 32.c7 Diagram # 32...Rxg2 33.c8Q [33.Kxg2 Bxe1 34.c8Q Qf2+ 35.Kh1 Qf1# ; 33.Rf1 Rf2-+ ] 33...Rxh2+ 34.Kxh2 Qf2+ 35.Kh1 Qxe1+ 36.Kg2 Qe2+ 37.Kg1 Qe3+ 38.Kg2 Qh3+ 39.Kg1 Qg3+ 40.Kf1 Qh3+ 41.Kg1 Qe3+ 42.Kg2 Qf3+ 43.Kg1 Qg3+ 44.Kf1 1/2-1/2

(7) Kamsky,G (2700) - Akobian,V (2556) [C11]
33rd World Open Philadelphia USA (8), 04.07.2005
[GM Akobian]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 a6 8.Qd2 b5 9.Be2 Qb6 10.0-0 cxd4 11.Nxd4 Bc5 12.Rad1 g6 13.a3 Bb7 14.Rf3 Nxd4 15.Bxd4 Bxd4+ 16.Qxd4 Rc8 17.Rh3 Ke7 18.Kf1 Qxd4 19.Rxd4 h5 20.Re3 Nb8 21.Rd2 Nc6 22.Na2 Na5 23.b3 Nc6 24.c3 Na5 25.Bd1 Rhd8 26.g3 Rc7 27.Ke1 Rcd7 28.Nb4 Rc7 29.Rd4 Ra8 30.Kd2 Bc8 31.Kc2 Nb7 32.Kb2 Bd7 33.Bf3 a5 34.Nc2 Nd8 35.Rd1 Nc6 36.Be2 Rb8 37.Rc1 Kd8 38.Rd1 Rb6 39.Rd2 a4 40.b4 Rb8 41.Ne1 Ke7 42.Nf3 Rcc8 43.Bd3 Rh8 44.Re1 Kf8 45.Rc2 Kg7 46.Kc1 Rhc8 47.Kd2 Rh8 48.Ke3 Rhc8 49.h3 Rh8 50.Rh1 Ne7 51.Kf2 Nf5 52.Rhc1 Rh6 53.g4 Ne7 54.Kg3 Rbh8 55.Rh2 R6h7 56.Rcc2 Rh6 57.Nd4 Rb8 58.Be2 hxg4 59.hxg4 Rxh2 60.Kxh2 g5 61.fxg5 Ng6 62.Nf3 Rh8+ 63.Kg2 Nh4+ 64.Kg3 Nxf3 65.Bxf3 Kg6 66.Kf4 Rh3 67.Bg2 Rd3 68.Bf3 Bc6 69.Be2 Rh3 70.Bf1 Rh1 71.Rf2 Be8 72.Be2 Kg7 73.g6 fxg6 74.Bf1 Rg1 75.Rf3 Bc6 76.Kg5 d4! 77.Rf6 Be8 78.Bd3 dxc3 79.Rxe6 Rxg4+ 80.Kxg4 Bd7 81.Kf4 Bxe6 82.Ke3 Bd7 83.Bc2?(+) [83.Kd4 Kf7 84.Kxc3 g5 85.Kd4 g4= ] 83...Bf5?(+) [83...g5! 84.Kd4 g4 85.Kxc3 g3 86.Be4 Bh3 87.Kd4 g2 88.Bxg2 Bxg2 89.Kc5 Bf1 90.Kd6 Kf7 91.Kd7 Bc4-+ ] 84.Bxf5 gxf5 85.Kd3 f4 86.Kxc3 Kg6 87.Kd4 Kf5 88.Kd5 f3 89.e6 f2 90.e7 f1Q 91.e8Q 1/2-1/2

(8) Akobian,V (2600) - Bruzon,L (2677) [E32]
XVIII Carlos Torre Mem KO Merida MEX (2.3), 20.12.2005
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d6 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 0-0 7.Nf3 Nbd7 8.e3 c5 9.Be2 b6 10.b4 Bb7 11.Bb2 Qe7 12.0-0 Rfc8 13.Qb3 Rab8 14.dxc5 dxc5 15.Rfd1 Ne8 16.Qa4 Rc7 17.Rd2 Bc6 18.Qb3 f6 19.Rad1 a5 20.Bc3 Ra8 21.bxa5 bxa5 22.Ne1 Rb7? [22...Rb8 23.Qc2+/= ] 23.Qc2? [23.Qxb7 Bxb7 24.Rxd7 Qf8 25.Rxb7+- ] 23...e5 24.Nd3 Rab8 25.Ra1 a4 26.Rad1 Nf8 27.Nc1 Ne6 28.Bd3 Ng5 29.h4 e4 30.hxg5 exd3 31.Nxd3 Qe4 32.Nf4 fxg5 33.Qxe4 Bxe4 34.Ne6+/- Bc6 35.Nxc5 Rb1 36.Bb4 Rxd1+ 37.Rxd1 Rc8 38.f3 Nf6 39.e4 g4 40.e5 Nh5 41.fxg4 Nf4 42.e6 Re8 43.Rd6 Ba8 44.g3 Nh3+ 45.Kf1 Ng5 46.e7 Kf7 47.Ra6 Bf3 48.Nxa4 Bxg4 49.Nc3 Be6 50.Nd5 Ne4 51.Rxe6 Kxe6 52.Nc7+ Kd7 53.Nxe8 Kxe8 54.Kg2 1-0

(9) Lie,K (2493) - Akobian,V (2575) [C02]
37th Olympiad Turin ITA (13), 04.06.2006
[GM Akobian]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bd7 [5...Qb6 I usually play Qb6 but in this important game I wanted to avoid any preporation. This was the last round game vs Norway and we needed at least 3.5-0.5 win to win the bronze!] 6.Bd3 Rc8 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.0-0 f5!? Idea of this move is to shutdown the light square bishop or eliminate the e5 strong pawn 9.Ng5? [9.exf6 Nxf6 10.Bf4 0-0= and black has a nice lead in development; 9.Nbd2 Nge7 10.Nb3 Bb6 11.Qe2 0-0= ] 9...Nxe5 10.Bxf5 Qf6! perhaps my opponent underestimated the strenct of this move 11.Bc2 [11.Bxh7 Bb5-/+ ] 11...Ne7 12.Kh1 [12.Nxh7 Rxh7 13.Bxh7 Bb5 14.Bc2 Bxf1 15.Qxf1 Ng4-/+ ] 12...h6 13.Nh3 0-0 black has a big advantage here due to the big lead in development and the nice activite of the piceces 14.f4 N5g6 15.Nd2 e5 16.Ne4 [16.fxe5 Qxe5 17.Nf3 Qh5-/+ ] 16...dxe4 17.Qxd7 e3! blocking the dark square bishop and delaying whites development 18.f5 Nf4 19.Nxf4 exf4 20.Rxf4 e2 21.Qd2 [21.Bd2 Rfd8 and white losses the bishop on d2] 21...Qe5 22.Qe1 Ng6! 23.Rf3 Nh4 24.Rf4 Rce8 I need to defend e2 before taking the pawn on f5 25.Bd2 Nxf5 26.Re4 Qxe4! 27.Bxe4 Rxe4-+ 28.Qb1 Re5 [28...Ne3 wins on the spot 29.Bxe3 Rf1+ 30.Qxf1 exf1Q+ 31.Rxf1 Rxe3 black is up a Bishop] 29.Be1 here againg Ne3 was stronger 29...Ng3+ [29...Ne3 30.h3 Rf1+ 31.Kh2 Bd6 32.g3 Rxe1 33.Qxe1 Nc2-+ ] 30.Bxg3 Ref5 31.h4 Rf1+ 32.Kh2 Rxb1 33.Rxb1 Rd8! 34.Re1 Rd2 35.b4 Be7 36.Kg1 Bf6 37.Kf2 Rxa2 38.Rxe2 Rxe2+ 39.Kxe2 Bxc3 40.b5 Kf7 41.Bf2 a5 42.Kd3 Bb4 43.Kc4 Ke6 44.g4 Be7 45.h5 a4 46.Bd4 Bf6 47.Bxf6 gxf6 48.Kb4 b6! final touch 49.Kxa4 Kd5 50.Kb4 Kd4 51.Kb3 Kc5 52.Kc3 Kxb5 53.Kd4 Kc6 54.Ke4 b5 55.Kf5 b4 56.Kxf6 b3 I was very happy to help our team with this important victory to win the Bronze medals in Turin Olympiad 2006 0-1

(10) Akobian,V (2575) - Areshchenko,A (2660) [D92]
2nd San Marino Open (5), 08.06.2006
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bf4 0-0 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.Be5 Nf6 8.e3 c5 9.dxc5 Nbd7 10.Bd4 Re8 11.e4! [11.Bb5? e5 12.Bxe5 (12.Nxe5 Nxe5 13.Bxe8 Qxe8 14.0-0=/+ ) 12...Nxe5 13.Qxd8 Nxf3+ 14.gxf3 Rxd8+- ; 11.Na4!? ; 11.Ne5+/= ] 11...e5 12.Be3 Ng4 13.Bg5 f6 14.Qd5+! Kh8 15.h3? [15.Bd2!+/- Qe7 16.h3 Nh6 (16...Nxc5 17.b4+- (17.hxg4?? Be6-/+ ) ) 17.b4 f5 18.Qb3 Nf6 19.Bg5 Qf8 20.Bb5+/- ] 15...Nxf2 16.Kxf2 fxg5 17.Bb5 a6?! [17...Nf6 18.Qxd8 Rxd8 19.Rad1 Rf8 20.Rd6+/= ] 18.Bxd7 Bxd7 19.Rad1 [19.Rhd1!+/- ] 19...Bc6 20.Qxd8 Raxd8 21.Nxg5 Rd4 22.Nf7+ Kg8 23.Nd6 Rf8+ 24.Ke2 Bf6 25.Rhf1 [25.Rxd4 exd4 26.Nd5 Bh4<=> ] 25...Rxd1 26.Rxd1 Bh4 27.Rf1 [27.Rd2 Bf2 28.b4 Bd4 29.Nd5+/- ] 27...Rxf1 28.Kxf1 Be7 29.Nc4 Bxc5 30.Nxe5 Be8 31.Ke2 Kg7 32.Kd3 g5 33.Kc4 Be3 34.Kd5 Bc1 35.Nd3 Bd2 36.Kd6+- Bg6 37.Nc5 b6 38.Ne6+ Kh6 39.e5 Bc1 40.b4 Kh5 [40...Ba3 41.Nd5 a5 42.Nd4 axb4 43.Nb3 Kh5 44.g3 Kh6 45.e6 g4 46.h4 Bb2 47.e7 Kg7 48.Nc7 Bc3 49.Nc1 Be1 50.Ne2+- ] 41.g3!(+) g4 42.h4 Bd2 43.Nd5 Bf7 [43...Be1 44.Nf6+ Kh6 45.Nxg4+ Kh5 46.Nf6+ Kh6 47.g4 Bxh4 48.Ng8# ] 44.Nef4+ Kh6 45.e6 Be8 46.Ke7! Ba4 47.Kf7 1-0

(11) Akobian,V (2575) - Torre,E (2543) [A41]
2nd San Marino Open (7), 09.06.2006
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 Bg4 3.c4 Bxf3 4.exf3 c6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be2 Bg7 7.Be3 Nf6 8.g4 Na6 9.f4 [>=9.Qb3 ; >=9.a3 ] 9...Qa5 10.Qd2 d5 11.g5 Nd7 12.cxd5 cxd5 13.Nb5 [13.Bb5 Nc7 14.Bxd7+ Kxd7 15.Rc1 e6 16.f5 gxf5 17.Bf4 Rhc8~~ ] 13...Qb6 [13...Qxd2+ 14.Kxd2 0-0 15.Rhc1+/= ] 14.Rc1 0-0 15.0-0 Ndb8 16.b4 Nc6 17.a3 e6 18.Nc3! Ne7 [18...Nxd4 19.Bd1 Nb3 (19...Rac8 20.Na4+- ) 20.Bxb3 d4 21.Na4 dxe3 22.fxe3 Qb5 23.Rfd1+/= ; 18...Bxd4 19.Na4 Bxe3 20.fxe3 Qd8 (20...Qc7 21.b5+- ) 21.Bxa6 bxa6 22.Rxc6+- ] 19.Na4 Qd6 20.Rc2 Rac8 21.Nc5 Nxc5 22.bxc5 Qc7 23.Rb1 Nc6 [23...Nf5 24.Bg4 Rb8 25.Bxf5 gxf5 26.Rcb2= ] 24.Bb5 Kh8 25.h4 h5 26.Bxc6 bxc6 [26...Qxc6 27.Rcb2 Rc7 28.Qa5 Ra8 29.Qb5 b6! 30.Qxc6 Rxc6 31.cxb6 axb6 32.Rxb6 Rxb6 33.Rxb6 Rxa3= ] 27.Rcb2 Rb8 28.Rb4 Rxb4 [28...f6!? ] 29.Qxb4 e5? [29...Kg8 30.Kg2+/= ] 30.fxe5 Qd7 31.Bf4! a5 32.Qd2 Ra8 33.a4 Bf8 34.Bg3 Be7 35.Rb3 Bd8 36.Qf4(+) Kg8 37.Kh2 Qc8 38.e6!+- Qxe6 [38...fxe6 39.Rf3+- ] 39.Re3 Qd7 40.Qd6 Qxd6 [40...Ra7 41.Qxd7 Rxd7 42.Re8+ Kg7 (42...Kh7 43.Be5 f6 44.gxf6 g5 45.hxg5 Kg6 46.Rg8+ Kh7 47.f7 Rxf7 48.Rxd8+- ) 43.Be5+ f6 44.Rxd8 Rxd8 45.Bxf6+ Kf7 46.Bxd8+- ] 41.Bxd6 [>=41.cxd6 Kf8 42.d7 Be7 43.Bc7 f5 44.gxf6 Bxf6 45.Rf3 Kg7 46.Be5 Bxe5+ 47.dxe5 Rd8 48.e6+- ] 41...f5 [41...f6 42.Re8+ Kf7 43.Rf8+ Ke6 44.gxf6+- ] 42.Re8+ Kf7 43.Rh8 Rc8 44.Kg2 Ke6 45.Kf3 Ra8 46.Be5 Kd7 47.Rg8 Rc8 48.Rxg6 Be7 49.Rh6 Re8 50.Kf4 1-0

(12) Akobian,V (2575) - Tiviakov,S (2669) [E12]
2nd San Marino Open (8), 10.06.2006
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.a3 Ba6 5.e3 d5 6.Nbd2 Be7 7.b4 0-0 8.Bb2 dxc4 9.Bxc4 Bxc4 10.Nxc4 a5 11.bxa5 b5 12.Nce5 Rxa5 13.a4 [13.0-0!? ] 13...bxa4 [>=13...Bb4+ 14.Ke2 Qd5 15.axb5 Rxa1 16.Bxa1 Nbd7 (16...Qxb5+ 17.Qd3+/= ) 17.Nd3= ] 14.Rxa4 c5 15.0-0 Rxa4 16.Qxa4 Qb6?! [16...cxd4 17.Bxd4+/= ] 17.Ba3+/= Qa6 18.Qxa6 Nxa6 19.Rc1 Ne4 [19...Ra8 20.Bxc5 Bxc5 21.dxc5 Nxc5 22.Ng5 Nb3 23.Rb1 Nd2 24.Rd1 Nd5 25.h4+/= ] 20.Ne1! Ra8 21.f3 Bg5 22.Nc4! Nc7 23.fxe4 Rxa3 24.Rb1 Ra8 25.dxc5 Kf8 26.Nf3 Ra4 27.Nfd2 Ke7 28.Kf2 Ra2 29.Kf3 Rc2 30.c6 Ra2 31.Rb7 Kd8 32.Nb3 Ra6 33.Ne5 f6 [33...Bf6 34.Nxf7+ Kc8 35.Nd6+ Kd8 36.e5 Rxc6 37.Nd4+- ] 34.Nf7+ Kc8 35.Nd6+ Kd8 36.Nd4 Ra3 37.Nxe6+ Ke7 [37...Nxe6 38.Rd7# ] 38.Nf5+ Kxe6 39.Rxc7 1-0

(13) Akobian,V (2598) - Mikhalevski,V (2580) [D80]
GM Sligfest (3), 14.10.2006
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Ne4 5.Bh4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 dxc4 7.e3 Be6 8.Qb1 b6 9.Nf3 Bh6 10.Be2 Nc6 11.0-0 0-0 12.Ng5 Bxg5 13.Bxg5 Qd5 14.Bh6 Bf5 15.Qc1 Rfe8 16.f3 Bd3 17.e4 Qb5 18.a4 Qh5 19.Bxd3 cxd3 20.Rd1 Na5 21.Rb1 c5 22.Rxd3 Rad8 [22...cxd4 23.Rb5! e5 24.cxd4 Rac8 25.Qg5 Qxg5 26.Bxg5 exd4 27.Rxd4+/- ] 23.Bf4 f6 24.Qc2 g5 25.Bg3 c4 26.Rdd1 Nb3 27.Qe2 Rc8 28.d5 Red8 29.e5 f5 30.e6 f4 31.Bf2 Qg6 32.h4 Qf5 33.hxg5 Rxd5 34.Rxd5 Qxd5 35.Rd1 Qxg5 36.Rd7 Nc5?(+) [36...Nc1 37.Qe4 Nd3 38.Bd4 Nc5 39.Rc7 Rd8 40.Qe2+/= ] 37.Qxc4 Qf6 [37...Nxd7 38.Qxc8+ Nf8 39.Qb8+- ] 38.Rxa7 Rd8 39.Bd4 Qh4 40.Qe2 Nb3 41.Rd7 Rc8 42.Bxb6 Rxc3 43.Rd1 Qf6 44.a5 Rc6 45.Qb5 Qxe6 46.Qg5+ Kf7 47.Qxf4+ Kg6 48.Qb4! Kf7 49.Re1 [>=49.Rb1 Nc1 50.Qf4+ Qf6 51.Qxf6+ exf6 52.a6+- ] 49...Rc4 50.Rxe6 Rxb4 51.Re4 Rb5 52.Ra4 Nc1 53.a6 Ne2+ 54.Kf1 Nc3 55.Ra1 Nd5 56.Bf2 Nc7 57.a7 Na8 58.Rc1 Ra5 59.g3 Rg5 60.Rc8 Rg8 61.Rb8 Re8 62.Ke2 h5 63.Kd3 Nc7 64.Kc4 e5 65.Rb7 Re7 66.Bc5 1-0

(14) Akobian,V (2598) - Shabalov,A (2604) [E90]
GM Slugfest (6), 15.10.2006
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 0-0 5.Nf3 d6 6.Be2 c6 7.0-0 a6 8.h3 b5 9.a3 Nbd7 10.Be3 bxc4 11.Bxc4 d5 12.Bd3 dxe4 13.Nxe4 Nd5 14.Bg5 h6 15.Bd2 Qb6 16.b4 Rd8 17.Rc1 Nf8 18.Qa4 Ne6 19.Rxc6! [19.Qxc6 Qxc6 20.Rxc6 Bb7 (20...Ndf4 21.Rc3 Bxd4 22.Nxd4 Rxd4 23.Bxf4 Nxf4 24.Nc5 a5= ) 21.Rxe6 fxe6 22.Nc5+/- ] 19...Qb8 20.Qa5! Ndf4 21.Bxf4 Qxf4 22.Nc5! Bxd4 23.Nxd4 Rxd4 24.Bxa6 Nxc5 25.Qxc5! Bd7 [25...Bxa6 26.Rxa6 Rxa6 27.Qc8+ Kg7 28.Qxa6+/- ] 26.Rc7 Kg7 [26...Rxa6 27.Rxd7 Rxd7 28.Qc8+ Kg7 29.Qxa6 Rd2 30.b5+/- ] 27.b5+- e5 28.Re1 Re8 29.b6 Bxh3 30.gxh3 Qg5+ 31.Kf1 Qf5 32.Bb7 Qxh3+ 33.Bg2 Qd3+ 34.Kg1 Rg4 35.Re7 Rxe7 36.Qxe7 Rg5 37.b7 1-0

(15) Akobian,V (2574) - Karpov,A (2668) [E15]
Festival De Ajedrez (4), 07.04.2007
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 20 1...Nf6 25 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.b3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Be7 7.Bg2 c6 8.0-0 [8.Bc3 0-0 9.0-0 d5 10.Ne5 Nfd7 11.Nxd7 Nxd7 12.Nd2+/= ] 8...d5 9.Ne5 Nfd7 10.Bf4 Nxe5 11.Bxe5 0-0 12.Nd2 Nd7 13.Bf4 Bf6 14.e3 [14.Bd6 Bxd4 15.Rc1 Re8 ] 14...Qe7 15.h4 e5 16.dxe5 Nxe5 17.Qc2 Rad8 18.Bxe5 Bxe5 19.Rac1 d4 20.exd4 Bxd4 21.Nf3 Bf6 22.Rfe1 [22.Ng5 Bxg5 23.Rfe1 Rd2!-/+ ] 22...Qc5 23.Nd2 Qa5 24.Ne4 Be7 25.Re2 [25.Nc3!= ] 25...Bc8 26.Ng5 Bxg5 27.hxg5 Bg4 28.Re3 Rd2 29.Qc3 Rxa2 30.Qxa5 Rxa5 31.Bxc6 Rxg5 32.Bd5 h5 33.Re7 a5 34.Rce1 Rf5 35.Rb7 Rf6 36.Ree7 g6 37.Kg2 Bd1 38.Re3 Bc2 39.Rc3 Bf5 40.Re3 Kg7 41.Ree7 g5 42.Re5 Kg6 43.Re3 g4 44.b4 axb4 45.Rb3 Rd8 46.Rxb4 Rdd6 47.Rb8 Kg7 48.Rb2 Be6 49.Bxe6 Rdxe6 50.Rd8 Rc6 51.Rd5 Rxc4 52.Rxh5 Rc5 53.Rh4 Rg6 54.Rb4 f5 55.Rh1 b5 56.Rhb1 Rb6 57.R1b2 Kg6 58.f3 gxf3+ 59.Kxf3 Kg5 60.R2b3 Rd6 61.Rf4 Rdd5 62.g4 Rc4 63.Rxf5+ Rxf5+ 64.gxf5 b4 65.Ke3 Kxf5 66.Kd2 Ke4 67.Rh3 1/2-1/2

(16) Akobian,V (2570) - Stripunsky,A (2589) [D43]
World Open (5), 02.07.2007
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 c6 3.c4 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 9.Be2 Bb7 10.0-0 Nbd7 11.Ne5 h5 12.Nxd7 Qxd7 13.Be5 Rh6 14.Qc1 Qe7?! [14...Rg6 ] 15.Qxg5 Nd7 16.Bf4! Qxg5 17.Bxg5 Rh8 18.e5 Be7 19.f4 b4 20.Na4 [20.Bxe7 Kxe7 21.Ne4 c5 22.Nd6 Bd5 23.Bxc4 Bxc4 24.Nxc4 cxd4 25.Rad1+- ; 20.Ne4 c5 21.Bxe7 Bxe4 22.Bxc5 Nxc5 23.dxc5 Rg8 24.Rf2 Rc8 25.a3 bxa3 26.Rxa3 Rxc5 27.Rc3 Bd5 28.Bxh5+/- ] 20...Ba6 [20...c5 21.Bxc4 cxd4 22.Bb5! Rg8 23.Rac1 Bxg5 24.fxg5+- ] 21.b3! Bb5 22.Bxc4 Bxa4?! [22...Bxc4 23.bxc4 Nb6 24.Nb2 Rd8 25.Rad1+/- ] 23.bxa4 Nb6 24.Bb3 Rd8 25.Rac1 Rxd4 26.Rxc6 Kd7 27.Rfc1 Rc8 28.Rxc8 Nxc8 29.Rd1 Rxd1+ 30.Bxd1 Bxg5 31.fxg5 Nb6 [31...h4 32.Kf2 Nb6 33.Kf3 a5 34.Kg4 Kc6 35.Kxh4 Kd5 36.Bb3+ Kxe5 37.Kg4 Kd4 38.h4+- ] 32.h4!+- Ke7 33.Kf2 Nc4 34.Bxh5 Nxe5 35.Be2 [35.Ke3 ] 35...Nd7 36.a5 Nc5 37.Ke3 a6 38.Kd4 b3 [38...Nb7 39.Kc4 Nxa5+ 40.Kxb4 Nc6+ 41.Kc5 Ne5 42.Bxa6+- ] 39.axb3 Nxb3+ 40.Kc3! Nxa5 [40...Nc5 41.Kb4 Kd6 42.h5 Ne4 43.g6 fxg6 44.hxg6 Nf6 45.Bxa6+- ] 41.Bf3! 1-0

(17) Akobian,V (2570) - Spraggett,K (2585) [A80]
Continental Championship (5), 14.07.2007
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 f5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5 d5 4.Bxf6 exf6 5.e3 Be6 6.Qf3 Nc6 7.Bb5 Qd6 8.Nge2 0-0-0 9.a3 Kb8 10.Na4 Ne7 11.Nc5 Bc8= 12.g3 h5 13.h4 g6 14.b4 Bh6 15.c3 Ka8 16.a4 a6 17.Bd3 Rhe8 18.Kd2 Ka7 19.a5 c6 20.Nf4 Rh8 21.Kc2 Rdg8 22.Rab1 Rh7 23.Qe2 Re8 24.Rb2 g5 25.Nxh5 Reh8 26.Rhb1!? [26.hxg5 fxg5 27.g4 Bg7 28.Rbb1+/- ] 26...Bf8 27.b5! cxb5 28.Bxb5 axb5 29.Rxb5 Ng8! [29...Nc6 30.Rxb7+ Bxb7 31.Rxb7+ Rxb7 32.Qa6+ Kb8 33.Qxb7# ] 30.Rb6 Qc7 31.Qb5!+- [31.Rxb7+ Bxb7 32.Rxb7+ Qxb7 33.Nxb7 Rxb7 34.Qf3+/- ] 31...Bxc5 32.dxc5 f4 33.a6! Bf5+ [33...bxa6 34.Ra1 Bb7 35.Qxa6+ Kb8 36.Qa8# ] 34.Kc1 Bxb1 35.Rxb7+ Qxb7 36.axb7 Rxb7 37.Qa5+(+) Kb8 38.Qd8+ Ka7 39.c6 Rb5 40.Qd7+! Kb6 41.c7 Ne7 42.Qxe7 [>=42.Qd8!+- ] 42...Be4 43.exf4 Rb1+ 44.Kd2 Ra8 45.c8N+?! [>=45.Nxf6 Ra2+ 46.Ke3 Re1+ 47.Kd4 Ra4+ 48.Ke5 Bf3+ 49.Kd6 Rxe7 50.c8Q+- ] 45...Rxc8 46.Qxf6+ Kb5 47.Qg7!+- Ka6 48.fxg5 [48.f3 Bxf3 49.Qg6++- ] 48...Rb2+ 49.Ke3 Rc2 50.Nf6 R8xc3+ 51.Kd4 Rc4+ 52.Ke5 Rxf2 53.Qg8 Rf5+ 54.Kd6 Kb5 55.Qb8+ Ka4 56.Qb2 Rc2 57.Qb6 Rc4 58.g4 Rf3 59.h5 Rb4 60.Qa6+ Kb3 61.h6 Bd3 62.Qa8 Rb6+ 63.Ke5 Rf1 64.h7 Re1+ 65.Kf4 Rb4+ 66.Kg3 Re3+ 67.Kf2 Rh3 68.Qxd5+ [68.h8Q Rf4+ 69.Kg2 Bf1+ 70.Kg1 Rg3+ 71.Kh2 Rg2+ 72.Kh1+- ] 68...Ka4 69.Kg2 Rxh7 70.Qxd3 Rc7 71.Qd1+ Ka3 [71...Ka5 72.Qd8+- ; 71...Kb5 72.Qe2+ Kc6 73.Qa6+ Rb6 74.Qxb6+ Kxb6 75.Nd5+ Kc6 76.Nxc7 Kxc7+- ] 72.Qa1+ Kb3 73.Qb1+ Ka3 74.Qxb4+! 1-0

(18) Akobian,Varuzhan (2570) - Shabalov,Alexander (2637) [D43]
Miami Chess Open Miami USA (8), 30.09.2007
[GM Akobian]

This games was played in Round 8 and Shabalov wa leading the tournament by 1 point and this was my last chacne to win and catch him. 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 We both went for the sharp Moscow Variation which is very popular nowdays among many elite GMs in Super tournamnet. 9.Be2 Bb7 10.0-0 Nbd7 11.Ne5 h5 12.Nxd7 Qxd7 13.Qc1 Rh6N Novelty in the recent World Chmpionship in Mexico 2007 Kramnik-Gelfand game black choose here to play Rg8 with an unclear position 14.Qxg5 I decidend to go for the most critical variation right away even though I thought my opponent probably had this position analyzed at home 14...b4 15.Na4 Nxe4 [15...Qxd4 16.Bf3 Rg6 17.Qc1|^ ] 16.Qe3 Nxg3 17.hxg3 [Also possible 17.fxg3 0-0-0 18.Nc5 Bxc5 (18...Qxd4 19.Qxd4 Rxd4 20.Nxb7+/- ) 19.dxc5 Qd2 20.Qxd2 Rxd2 21.Bxc4 f5 22.Rad1 Rxb2 23.Rd6+/= White is slightly better] 17...0-0-0 18.Rfd1 h4 19.Nc5 Qc7 20.g4 [I think this move also give with small advantage 20.gxh4!? Rxh4 21.g3 Rh3 (21...Bxc5 22.dxc5 Rg8 23.a3!+/= ) 22.a3!+/= ] 20...Rf6 21.Rac1 [Stronger is to play 21.a3! b3 22.Rac1 Bxc5 23.dxc5 Rxd1+ 24.Rxd1 Qf4 25.Bxc4 (25.Qd4 Qxd4 26.Rxd4 c3 27.bxc3 a5!-/+ ) 25...Qxe3 (25...Qxc4 26.Qg5+- ) 26.fxe3 Rg6 27.Be2+/= ] 21...Bxc5 22.dxc5 Rxd1+ 23.Rxd1 Qf4 24.Qd4! Diagram Important move I am forcing the trade of the queens and my rook get the strong d4 square 24...Qxd4 25.Rxd4+/= Ba6! best move if black tries [25...c3 26.Rxb4 cxb2 27.Rxb2 Rf4 28.f3 Rd4 29.Kh2 Rd5 30.Rc2 Kd8 31.Kh3 Ke7 32.Kxh4+/- white has a big advantage] 26.Bxc4 Bxc4 27.Rxc4 a5 28.a3 bxa3 29.bxa3 Kd7 30.Ra4 [if i play the natural move 30.f3 h3! 31.Rd4+ Ke7 32.Ra4 hxg2 33.Kxg2 e5 34.Rxa5 Ke6 35.Ra8 Kd5= with equal position] 30...e5 31.f3 Ke6?! 31...h3! would of offer black good drawing chances. [31...h3! 32.Rxa5 hxg2 33.Kxg2 Ke6= ] 32.Kh2 Rf4 33.Rxa5 Rc4 34.Kh3 e4! Good practical chance [34...Kd5 if 35.Kxh4 Rxc5 36.Rxc5+ Kxc5 37.Kg5 Kd4 38.Kf6 c5 39.Kxf7 c4 40.g5 c3 41.g6 c2 42.g7 c1Q 43.g8Q Qxa3+/= ] 35.Kxh4?! Here I was getting little bit short on time and played few inacurate move [I should of played simple 35.fxe4 Rxe4 36.a4 (36.Kxh4 f5= ) 36...Kd5 37.Ra7 f6 38.Rf7 Ke6 39.Rc7 Kd5 40.a5 Ra4 41.Rd7+ Kxc5 42.Rf7 Rxa5 43.Rxf6 Ra8 44.g5 Kd5 45.g6 c5 46.Kxh4 c4 47.Kh5 Rg8 48.Rf7 c3 49.Rc7 Kd4 50.g7 c2 51.Kg6 Kd3 52.Kh7 Ra8 53.g8Q Rxg8 54.Kxg8 Kd2 55.g4+- ] 35...e3 36.Ra8 [better is >=36.Kg3 f6 37.Ra8 Kd7 38.Rb8 Rxc5 39.Rb1 Rc3 40.Re1 Rxa3 41.Kf4 c5 42.Rxe3+/- with good winnig chances for white] 36...Ke5 37.Kg5? [Here I can play 37.Rd8! Ra4 (37...Rxc5 38.Rd3 Kf4 39.Rd4+ Ke5 40.Re4++- ) 38.Kg3 Rxa3 39.Re8+ Kd4 40.Kf4 Kxc5 41.Rxe3 Rxe3 42.Kxe3 Kb4 43.Kd2 Kb3 44.f4 Kb2 45.Kd3 Kb3 46.Kd4 Kb4 47.g5 c5+ 48.Ke3 Kb3 49.f5 c4 50.g6 c3 (50...fxg6 51.fxg6 c3 52.g7 c2 53.g8Q++- ) 51.gxf7 c2 52.f8Q c1Q+ 53.Ke2+/- ] 37...Rc2? here my opponet returns the favor [37...Kd4 38.Re8 Kd3 39.Kf6 e2 40.Kxf7 Rxc5 41.f4 Rc4-+ ] 38.Re8+ Kd4 39.Kf4! e2 40.Kg3 Kxc5 41.g5+/- Kd4 42.f4 c5 43.f5 Ra2 44.f6! Rxa3+ 45.Kf2 Diagram 1-0 black resines game could of continued 45...e1Q+ 46.Rxe1 Ra8 47.Kf3 c4 48.Re4+ Kd3 49.Re7 c3 [49...Rf8 50.Rd7+ Kc3 51.Ke4 Kb3 52.Rb7+ Kc2 53.Kf5 c3 54.g6 fxg6+ 55.Kxg6 Kd2 56.f7 c2 57.Rd7+ Kc3 58.Kg7+- ] 50.Rd7+ 1-0

(19) Becerra,Julio (2568) - Akobian,Varuzhan (2585) [C14]
North American Open (4), 28.12.2007
[GM Akobian]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Bxe7 Qxe7 7.f4 a6 8.Nf3 c5 9.dxc5 Nc6 10.Qd2 Qxc5 11.Bd3 b5 12.a3 0-0 13.Qf2 h6 [13...f6!? ] 14.Qxc5 Nxc5 15.b4 Nd7 [15...Nxd3+ 16.cxd3 a5 17.Kd2 axb4 18.axb4 Ba6 19.Rhb1+/- ] 16.Kd2?! [16.0-0+/= ] 16...f6 17.exf6 gxf6 18.f5?! [18.a4! bxa4 (18...Nxb4 19.axb5 a5 20.Rhe1+/- ) 19.Rhb1 Rd8 20.Rxa4 Nb6 21.Raa1 Nc4+ (21...e5 22.b5!+/- ) 22.Bxc4 dxc4+ 23.Ke3+/- ] 18...d4 19.Ne2 e5 20.Ng3= Nb6 21.Nh4 Ne7 22.Rhf1 Nc4+ 23.Bxc4+ bxc4 24.Ne4 c3+ 25.Ke2 Bb7 26.Nc5 Bc6-/+ 27.a4 Rfb8 28.Ng6 Nxg6 29.fxg6 Kg7 30.Rf5 Rb6 [>=30...Bd5! 31.Nd7 (31.Raf1 Bc4+ 32.Nd3 e4-+ ) 31...Rxb4 32.Rxf6 (32.Nxf6 Bc4+ 33.Kf2 Kxg6 34.g4 Be6 35.Rf3 Rb2-+ ) 32...Bc4+ 33.Kf3 Rb7-+ ] 31.g4? [31.b5 Bd5! 32.Nxa6 Be4-+ ; 31.Ne6+ Kxg6 32.Raf1 Bf3+ 33.R5xf3 Rxe6 34.Rg3+ Kf7 35.Kd3 Rb8 36.Rb1 Rd8 37.Re1 f5-+ ] 31...Be8-+ 32.a5 Rc6 0-1

(20) Ganguly,Surya Shekhar (2579) - Akobian,Varuzhan (2599) [C10]
Doeberl Cup (6), 22.03.2008
[GM Akobian]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bh4 c5 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.Bd3 0-0 11.Qe2 Qa5+ 12.c3 Be7 13.Ne5 Rd8 14.Rd1 Rd5 15.f4 Qc5 16.Bf2 Qc7 17.0-0 b6 18.Bg3 [18.Bc4 Rxd1 19.Rxd1 Bb7 20.Nxf7 Qc6 21.Nxh6+ gxh6 22.Bxe6+ Kf8=/+ ] 18...Bb7 19.c4 Rd6 20.f5 exf5 21.Rxf5 [21.Bxf5 Rxd1 22.Rxd1 Bc5+ 23.Kh1 Re8-/+ ] 21...Re6 22.Qd2 Bd6 23.Re1 Rae8 24.Qc3 Nd7 25.Rxf7 Bxe5? [25...Rxe5! 26.Rxe5 (26.Bxe5 Rxe5-+ ; 26.Ref1 Rg5-+ ) 26...Bxe5 27.Rxd7 Qc5+ 28.Bf2 Qc6-+ ] 26.Rxe5 Rxe5 27.Rxd7 Qxd7 28.Bxe5 Qe7 29.Bg3 Qg5 30.Bf1 Rf8 31.Bf2 Qf5 32.Qd4 Qb1 33.a3 Be4 34.b4 Rf6 35.h3 Rg6 36.Kh2 Kh7 37.Bg3 Qc2 38.Qf2 Qc3 39.Qf4= Bb1 40.Qf3 Qxf3 41.gxf3 Re6 42.Bb8 a6 43.Kg3 Rc6 44.Ba7 Kg8 45.c5 b5 46.Bb8 Re6 47.h4 Ba2 48.Bh3 Rg6+ 49.Kf4 Be6 50.Bf1 Bd5 51.Be5 Kf7 52.Bd4 Re6 53.Bc3 Re8 54.Bd3 g6 55.Bd2 Rd8 56.Bb1 [56.Be3 Bxf3 57.Bxg6+ Kxg6 58.Kxf3 Kf5 59.Bxh6 Rd3+ 60.Be3 Rxa3 61.Ke2 Ke4-+ ] 56...Bxf3 57.Bc3 Bc6 58.Be5 Rd1 59.Bc2 Rf1+ 60.Kg4 Bd5 61.a4 Rc1 62.Bd3 Bc4 63.Be4 bxa4 64.c6 a3 65.c7 Be6+ 66.Kf4 a2 67.Bb7 Rxc7 0-1

(21) Akobian,Varuzhan (2601) - Gurevich,Dmitry (2513) [D41]
US Chess Championship (3), 15.05.2008
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 c5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Nc6 9.a3 Be7 10.Bd3 0-0 11.Bb2 Qa5+ 12.Kf1 b6 [12...Rd8 13.h4 b6 14.Qe2 Bb7 15.Rh3+/= ] 13.Qe2! Bb7 14.h4 Rac8 15.Rh3! Nb8 16.d5! exd5 [16...Ba6 17.Nd4 Bxd3 18.Qxd3+/- ] 17.Rg3 f6 [17...g6 18.exd5 Bd6 (18...Qxd5 19.Qxe7 Qxd3+ 20.Kg1 Nd7 21.Ne5+- ) 19.Ng5! Bxg3 (19...Qxd5 20.Nxh7 Kxh7 21.Rg5+- ) 20.Qh5! gxh5 21.Bxh7# ] 18.Nd4! dxe4 19.Qg4!+/- Rf7 [>=19...g6 20.Qe6+ Rf7 21.Bxe4+/- ] 20.Bxe4 h5(+) 21.Qe6 Bxe4 [21...Nc6 22.Bg6+- ] 22.Qxc8+ Kh7 23.Qxb8 Qd2 24.Qe8!(+) Bd5 [24...Qxb2 25.Qxf7 Qxa1+ 26.Ke2 Bf8 27.Qxf8 Qb2+ 28.Ke3 Bg6 29.Qb4+- ] 25.Rxg7+! [25.Qb5 Bc5 26.Qe2+- ] 25...Kxg7 26.Nf5+ Kh7 27.Nxe7 Bxg2+ 28.Kg1! 1-0

(22) Paragua,Mark (2538) - Akobian,Varuzhan (2601) [B07]
Chicago Open (6), 26.05.2008
[GM Akobian]

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 c6 4.f4 Qa5 5.Bd3 e5 6.Nf3 Nbd7 7.0-0 Be7 8.Kh1 0-0 9.Be3 [9.Qe1 Qc7 10.Be3 Re8 11.fxe5 dxe5 12.Qg3 Nh5 13.Qf2 Nhf6 14.Bc4~~ ] 9...b5 10.Qd2 Qc7 11.a4 b4 12.Ne2 d5!= 13.fxe5 dxe4 14.exf6 Nxf6 15.Bf4 Qb7 16.Ng3 [16.Bc4 exf3 17.Rxf3 Bg4 18.Rff1 Nd5 19.Ng3 Rfe8= ] 16...exd3 17.Qxd3 Nd5 18.Bg5?! [18.Ng5 f5! 19.Bd2 g6 20.Rae1 Re8=/+ ; 18.Bd2 Re8=/+ ] 18...f6 19.Bd2 Re8! 20.Nf5 Bf8 21.N3h4?! g5! 22.Nf3 [22.Qg3 Kh8 23.Bxg5 fxg5 24.Qxg5 Bxf5 25.Nxf5 Re6-/+ ] 22...Qa6! 23.Qxa6 Bxa6 24.Rfe1 Kf7 25.Ng3 c5! 26.dxc5 Bxc5 27.Ne4 Bf8 28.Nd4 Bb7-/+ 29.Nf2 Bc5 30.c3 Rac8! 31.Ne4 [31.Kg1 Rxe1+ 32.Rxe1 Bxd4 33.cxd4 Rc2-+ ] 31...Rxe4! 32.Rxe4 Nxc3 33.Ree1 [33.Rg4 h5 34.bxc3 hxg4-+ ; 33.Re6 Ne4! 34.Rxe4 Bxe4-+ ] 33...Bxd4 34.bxc3 bxc3 35.Be3 Bxe3 36.Rxe3 c2 [36...c2 37.Rc1 Rd8 38.Kg1 Rd1+ 39.Re1 Rd2-+ ] 0-1

(23) Akobian,Varuzhan (2610) - Bluvshtein,Mark (2548) [A40]
Empresa International (3), 26.08.2008
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Nc3 g6 7.g3 Bg7 8.Bg2 0-0 9.0-0 Re8 10.Bf4 a6 11.a4 Nh5 12.Bg5 Bf6 13.Bxf6 Nxf6 14.Nd2 Nbd7 15.e4 Rb8 16.a5 Qc7 17.h3 c4 18.Kh2 b5 19.axb6 Rxb6 20.Qc2 Ne5 21.f4 Nd3 22.Na4 Rb7 23.Qc3!+- Nd7 24.Nxc4 N7c5 25.Nxc5 Nxc5 26.e5 dxe5 27.d6 Qd7 28.b4 Na4 29.Qb3 Nc5 30.Qa3 Ne4 31.fxe5 Qb5 32.Na5 [32.Qd3! Nd2 33.Qxd2 Qxc4 34.Bxb7 Bxb7 35.Rac1+- ] 32...Rxe5 33.Nxb7 Bxb7 34.Rad1 Rh5 [34...Nxd6 35.Rxd6 Re2 36.Rd8+ Kg7 37.Qc3+ Kh6 38.Qc1+ Kg7 39.Rxf7+ Kxf7 40.Qf1+ Ke6 41.Qxe2+ Qxe2 42.Re8++/= ] 35.d7 Rxh3+ 36.Bxh3 1-0

(24) Stefansson,Hannes (2566) - Akobian,Varuzhan (2610) [D34]
Spice Cup (6), 25.09.2008
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.g3 Nf6 7.Bg2 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Bg5 c4 10.Ne5 Be6 11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.e3 Nd7 13.Bxe7 Qxe7 14.Na4 Rab8 15.Qc2 Rb4! 16.b3 Rfb8 17.Rfd1 g6!=/+ 18.Qc1 Qd6 19.Rd2 Bf5 20.Nc3 cxb3 21.axb3 Rxb3 22.Rda2 Qb4 23.Ra3 Rb2 24.Ra4 Qb3 25.R4a3 Rc2 26.Qe1 Qb4 27.Bf3 Rb7 28.g4 Be6 29.Na4 Qe7 30.Be2 h5 31.Bd3 Qh4! 32.Bxc2 Qxg4+ 33.Kf1 Qf3 34.Qa5 Nb6!! 35.Ke1 [35.Bd3[] Nxa4 36.Kg1! Qg4+ 37.Kh1 (37.Kf1 Rb2 38.Qe1 Qh4 39.Kg1 Qg5+ 40.Kh1 Bg4-+ ) 37...Nb2 38.Bf1 Nc4-+ ] 35...Nc4 36.Qd8+ Kg7 37.Qg5 Bg4 0-1

(25) Akobian,Varuzhan (2606) - Shulman,Yuri (2616) [D30]
Carlos Torre Memorial Dresden GER (3), 18.12.2008
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c6 4.Qc2 Nf6 5.g3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 b5 7.Qc2 [7.Qd3!? Bb7 8.Bg2 Nbd7 9.0-0 a6 10.a4 c5 11.axb5 Be4 12.Qd1 axb5 13.Rxa8 Qxa8 14.Nc3 Bc6 ] 7...Bb7 8.Bg2 Nbd7 9.a4 c5 10.0-0 cxd4 11.Nxd4 Bxg2 12.Kxg2 Rc8 [12...bxa4 13.Rd1 Nc5 14.Nxe6+/- ] 13.Qd3 b4 [13...bxa4 14.Rxa4 Bc5 15.Rd1 0-0 16.Nc3 Qc7= ] 14.Nd2 Be7= 15.N2b3 [15.Qa6 Nc5 16.Qb5+ Qd7 17.N2b3 0-0 18.Qxd7 Nfxd7= ] 15...0-0 16.Bd2 Nc5?! [16...Ne5! 17.Qb5 Qd5+ (17...Bc5!? 18.Nxc5 Qd5+ 19.Nf3 Nxf3 (19...Rxc5 20.Qxb4 a5 21.Qf4 Nxf3 22.exf3 ) 20.exf3 Qxd2 21.Rfd1 Qxb2 22.Rab1= ) 18.f3 (18.Qxd5 Nxd5 19.Rfc1 Nc4 20.e4 Nf6 21.f3 Rfd8=/+ ) ] 17.Nxc5 Bxc5 18.Nb3 Qxd3 19.exd3 Nd5 20.Rfc1 Be7 21.a5 Bf6 22.d4 Rfd8 [22...e5 23.Rc5 Rxc5 24.dxc5 e4 25.Re1 Bxb2 26.Rxe4+/= ] 23.Kf3 Kf8 [23...g5 24.Ke4 h5 (24...Kg7 25.Rxc8 Rxc8 26.Rc1 Rxc1 27.Nxc1 Bd8 28.a6 Nc7 29.Bxb4 Nxa6 30.Bc5+/= ) 25.Rxc8 Rxc8 26.Rc1 ] 24.Ke4 Ke7 25.Rxc8 Rxc8 26.Rc1 Rxc1 27.Nxc1 Kd7 28.Kd3 Bd8 29.Nb3 Kc6 30.Kc4 Be7 [30...a6 31.Bxb4 (31.h4 h6 32.h5 Nf6 33.Bxb4 Nxh5 34.Nc5+/- ) 31...Nxb4 32.Kxb4 Kd5 33.Kc3 g5 34.Kd3 Bf6 ] 31.Nc1 Bd8 32.Bxb4(+) Nxb4 33.Kxb4 Kd5 [33...a6 34.Ka4 (34.Nb3 Kd5 35.Kc3 g5 36.g4 ) 34...Kd5 (34...Bf6 35.Nb3 e5 36.Nc5 e4 37.Nxe4 Bxd4 ) 35.b4 Kxd4 36.Nb3+ Kd5 37.Nc5+- ] 34.Kb5 Kxd4 35.b4! Kc3 [35...e5 36.Ka6 Kc4 37.Na2+- ] 36.Na2+! Kb3 37.Ka6 Bf6 [37...Kxa2 38.Kxa7 Kb3 39.a6 Kxb4 40.Kb7 Bf6 41.a7+- ] 38.Kxa7 Bd4+ 39.Kb7 Bxf2 40.a6 Ka4 41.Kc6 e5 42.b5 Ka5 43.Nc1 e4 44.Nb3+ Kb4 45.b6 Kxb3 46.a7 e3 47.b7 e2 48.b8Q+ Kc2 49.a8Q e1Q 50.Qa2+ Kd3 51.Qbb1+ 1-0

(26) Akobian,Varuzhan (2606) - Moiseenko,Alexander (2678) [E32]
Carlos Torre Memorial Playoffs Dresden GER (8), 19.12.2008
[GM Akobian]

Kramnik,V: 'Inf 93/449' 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 0-0 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 d6 7.Nf3 Nbd7 8.e3 b6 9.Be2 Bb7 10.0-0 Ne4 11.Qc2 f5 12.b4 Rf6 13.d5 Rg6 14.Bb2?! [14.Nd4! Qg5N (14...exd5 15.f3 Qg5 16.Bd3 dxc4 17.Bxc4+ d5 18.Bb5+/- ) 15.g3 exd5 (>=15...Nf8+/= ; 15...Ne5!? 16.Nxe6 Rxe6 17.dxe6 Qg6 18.Qb3 Ng5 19.e4 f4 20.f3 Nxe6 21.Kg2 Kh8 22.Bb2 fxg3 23.hxg3 Nf4+ 24.Kf2 Nh3+ 25.Kg2 Nf4+ 26.Kf2 1/2-1/2 Drozdovskij,Y (2558)-Grischuk,A (2717)/Odessa 2007/CBM 119) 16.cxd5 Bxd5 17.Bc4! (17.Qxc7 Ne5!-> 18.f4 Qh4 (18...Qf6 ) 19.Nxf5 Qh3 20.Ne7+ Kh8 21.Nxg6+ hxg6 22.Qc2 Nxg3 23.Rf2 Rc8 24.Qd2 Nxe2+ 25.Qxe2 Nf3+ 26.Rxf3 Bxf3 27.Qf2 Be4-+ ) 17...Bxc4 18.Qxc4+ Kh8 19.Qc6! (19.Qxc7 Ne5~~ ) 19...Rd8 (19...Qd8 20.Nxf5 Ng5 21.f4+/- ) 20.Qxc7 Ne5 21.Ra2!! (21.Qxa7? Qh5-> 22.Qxb6 Rf8 23.Ra2 Ng4 24.Nf3 Ng5 25.Nh4 Nxh2 26.Nxg6+ hxg6 27.f4 Nxf1-+ ; 21.f4 Qxg3+! 22.hxg3 Rxg3+ 23.Kh1 Rh3+= ) 21...Rf8 (21...Qf6 22.f3 Ng5 23.f4 Nh3+ 24.Kg2 Ng4 25.Nxf5 Re8 26.e4 Qe6 27.Re2+- ; 21...Ng4 22.Nf3 Qf6 23.Bb2 Qf8 24.Nh4 Rg5 25.f4+- ; 21...Rd7 22.Qc8+ Rd8 23.Qxf5 Qxf5 24.Nxf5 Rf6 25.Nd4+/- ; 21...Re8 22.f4 Qg4 23.Rg2 Nd3 24.Qxa7+/- /\h5 25.Qf7 ) 22.f4 Qg4[] 23.Qe7! Rg8 (23...Nd7 24.Rg2 Nef6 25.Qe6+/- ; >=23...Kg8 24.Rg2 (24.Ne6 Rb8 ) 24...Nf7 25.Qxa7 d5 ) 24.Rg2 Nd3 (24...Nc4 25.Qxa7 (25.Qf7 ) 25...d5 26.Qf7 Nf6 27.Qe6+/- ) 25.Qxa7 h5 (25...Qh3 26.Qa6 Nxc1 (26...Nxg3 27.Qxd3!+- ) 27.Rxc1 Nxg3 28.hxg3 Rxg3 29.Rxg3 Qxg3+ 30.Kf1 Qxe3 31.Ne2 Qf3+ 32.Ke1+- ) 26.Qa6! Nxc1 (26...h4 27.Qxd3 hxg3 28.hxg3 Rh6 29.Nf3 Nxg3 30.Nh2 Qh5 31.Re1 Ne4 32.Ree2+- ) 27.Rxc1 h4 28.Qe2+/- Qxe2 (28...Ra8 29.Qxg4 fxg4 30.Ra2 hxg3 31.Nf5 Rf6 32.Nxg3+/- ) 29.Rxe2 hxg3 (29...Rf8 30.Rec2!? hxg3 (30...Kh7 31.Rc8 Rff6 32.Re8 hxg3 33.h3 Rh6 34.Kg2+/- ) 31.Rc8 gxh2+ 32.Kxh2+/- ) 30.Nxf5 gxh2+ 31.Kh1! Rg1+ 32.Rxg1 hxg1Q+ 33.Kxg1 Ra8 34.Ra2 (34.Ne7 g5! ; 34.Kg2!? Rxa3 35.Kf3 Nf6 36.Nxd6+/- ) 34...Nc3 35.Rh2+ Kg8 36.Rg2 Kf7! 37.Nxd6+ Ke6 38.Nc4 (38.Rg6+ Kd5 39.Nf5 b5 40.Rxg7 Rxa3 41.Nd4 Kc4<=> ) 38...b5 39.Na5 Kf6 40.Rd2 (40.Kf2 Nb1 41.e4 Nxa3 42.Ke3 Rc8 43.e5+ Kf7 ; 40.Rc2! Ne4 41.Kg2+- ) 40...g5! 41.Rd3 Ne4 42.fxg5+ (42.Kg2 Kf5! 43.Rd5+ (43.fxg5 Rc8!<=> ) 43...Kg4<=> 44.fxg5 (44.Re5 Rc8!! ) 44...Rc8 45.g6 Rc2+ 46.Kf1 Kf3 47.Rf5+ Kxe3 48.Kg1 Ng3 49.Rc5 Ne2+ 50.Kf1 Rb2 51.Re5+ Kf3 52.Ke1 Nf4 53.Kd1 Nd3= ; 42.Rd5 gxf4 43.exf4 Rg8+ 44.Kh2 Rg4 45.Rxb5 Rxf4<=> ) 42...Kxg5 43.Kg2 Rf8 44.Rd5+ Kg4 45.Rd4 (45.Re5!? ) 45...Kf5 (45...Rf2+ 46.Kg1 Kg3 47.Rxe4 Ra2 48.Kf1 Kf3 49.Rf4+ Kxe3 50.Rf5 Rxa3 51.Rxb5 Ra2 52.Nc6 Rc2 53.Rc5+- ) 46.Nc6 Rg8+ 47.Kf1 Ra8 (>=47...Rg3 48.Rd3 ) 48.Ne7+ Ke5 49.Nc6+ Kf5 50.Ne7+ Ke5 51.Ng6+ Kf5 52.Nh4+ Ke5 53.Nf3+ Kf5 54.Nh4+ Ke5 55.Nf3+ Kf5 56.Rd5+ Kf6 (56...Kg4 57.Kg2! Rxa3 58.Nh2+ Kh4 59.Rd4! Rxe3 60.Nf1 Re2+ (60...Re1 61.Ng3+- ) 61.Kf3 Rf2+ 62.Kxe4 Rxf1 63.Kd5+ Kg5 64.Kc6+- ) 57.Rd3 Rh8 58.Ke2 Ke7 (58...Rh1 59.Rd4 Kf5 60.Rd5+ Kg4 61.Ne5+ Kf5 62.Nc6+ Ke6 63.Rd8 Ra1 64.Nd4+ Ke7 65.Ra8+- ) 59.Nd4 Rh2+ (59...Rh5 60.Kf3 Nd6 61.Rc3+- ; 59...Nd6 60.Rc3+- ) 60.Kf3 Nd6 61.Rc3 Rh3+ (61...Kd7 62.Rc5 Rh3+ 63.Kf4 Rh4+ 64.Kg3+- ) 62.Kg4 1-0 Kramnik,V (2753)-Polgar,J (2732)/Sofia 2005/Inf 93/[Kramnik,V]] 14...c5!? [14...exd5 ] 15.bxc5? [15.dxe6 Rxe6 16.Rad1= ] 15...Ndxc5 16.Rad1 Qe7 17.Bc1 Rf8 18.g3 e5 19.Kh1 Rh6 20.Nd2 Bc8 21.Bf3 Bd7 22.Rde1 Ba4 23.Qb1 Qf7 24.Kg1 Nxd2? [24...Qg6!-/+ ] 25.Bxd2 e4 26.Be2 g5 27.Bb4 g4 28.Bxc5 dxc5 29.h4 gxh3 30.Kh2 Be8 31.f3 exf3 32.Rxf3 Rf6 33.Ref1 Qg7 34.Bd3 Bd7 35.Qb2 Kh8 36.e4! Rg8 37.exf5 [37.e5 Rg6 38.Rg1 Rg5!= ] 37...Rgf8 38.Rf4 Be8 39.Qf2 Bh5 40.Re1 Bg4 41.Re6 h5 42.Qe3 Kg8 43.Qe5 Rxe6 44.Qxg7+ Kxg7 45.fxe6 Rxf4 46.gxf4 Kf6 47.Kg3 Ke7 48.a4 Bd1 49.Kxh3 Bxa4 50.Kh4 Be8 51.Kg5 a5 52.f5 a4 53.f6+ Kd6 54.f7 Ke7 55.d6+ Kf8 56.Kf6 Bxf7 57.exf7 1-0

(27) Akobian,Varuzhan (2619) - Rodshtein,Maxim (2650) [D43]
Aeroflot Open Dresden GER (8), 25.02.2009
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 9.Ne5 Bb7 10.h4 g4 11.Nxg4 Nxg4 12.Qxg4 Qxd4 13.Rd1 Qf6 14.a4 Bb4 15.e5 Qf5 16.Qd4 0-0 17.Qe3 [17.Be2+/= ] 17...Na6 18.Be2 Nc7 19.Qxh6 Rfd8 20.0-0 Bf8 21.Qc1 [21.Rxd8 Rxd8 22.Qe3+/- ] 21...a6 22.Bf3 Bg7 23.Rfe1 [23.Ne4 Bxe5 24.Rxd8+ Rxd8 25.Bg4+/- ] 23...Rd5 24.h5?! [24.Nxd5 exd5 (24...Nxd5 25.h5+- ) 25.Qe3+- ] 24...c5 25.h6 Rxd1 26.Bxd1 Bh8? [26...Bf8 27.Bf4 Be7 28.Re3 Kh8 29.Rg3 Rg8 30.Bc2 Qh5 31.Qe3 ] 27.Bc2 1-0

(28) Akobian,V (2612) - Shulman,Y (2632) [E61]
Rapid Match Upper Lake USA (1), 22.04.2009
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 0-0 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 c5 7.e3 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Nc6 9.Be2 d6 10.0-0 Bd7 11.Rc1 Rc8 12.a3 Ne5 13.Qb3 Bc6 14.Rfd1 Qa5 15.Qa2! Qb6 16.b4 Rfe8 17.Bxf6! exf6 [17...Bxf6 18.f4 Nd7 19.b5+/- ] 18.Nb3 [18.f4! Nd7 19.c5! dxc5 20.Nxc6 Qxc6 21.Bb5+- ] 18...Qc7 19.Qd2 b6 20.Qxd6 Qb7 21.Bf1 Re6 22.Qd2 Bf3 23.Re1 f5 24.c5 Ree8 25.Nd4 Rcd8 26.Qc2 Be4 27.Nxe4 fxe4 28.c6 Qc8 29.c7 Rd7 30.Bb5 1-0

(29) Akobian,V (2612) - Becerra Rivero,J (2609) [D46]
ch-USA Saint Louis USA (4), 11.05.2009
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.Bd3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 b5 9.Be2 Bb7 10.0-0 0-0 11.Rd1 Qc7 12.e4 e5 13.Bg5 exd4 14.Rxd4 b4 15.Rad1!N Bc5 16.Rxd7 Nxd7 17.Na4 Bb6 [17...Bd6 18.Qd2! Nb6! (18...Nc5 19.e5! Be7 (19...Nxa4 20.exd6 Qd7 21.Be7 c5 22.Re1 Nb6 23.Ne5 Qe6 24.Bxf8 Rxf8 25.Bb5 Qxa2 26.Nc6 Bxc6 27.Bxc6 Nc4 28.Qd5 Qxb2 29.d7 Qc3 30.Kf1 g6 31.d8Q Rxd8 32.Qxd8+ Kg7 33.Qe7+- ) 20.Bxe7 Qxe7 21.Qxb4+- ) 19.Nxb6 axb6 20.Qxd6 Qxd6 21.Rxd6 Rxa2 22.Be3 Rxb2 23.Nd2 h6 (23...b5 24.Bd1 Ra2 25.Kf1+/= ) 24.e5 Ra8 25.f4+/= ; 17...h6 18.Bf4! Qxf4 19.Rxd7 Bc8 20.g3 Qb8 (20...Bxf2+ 21.Kxf2 Qb8 22.Rd4+/- ) 21.Nxc5 Bxd7 22.Nxd7+- ] 18.Be7 Ne5 [18...c5 19.Bd6 Qc6 20.Bxf8 Nxf8 21.Bc4 Qxe4 (21...Qf6! 22.e5 Qf4 23.Bd5 Bxd5 24.Rxd5 c4 (24...Ne6 25.b3+/= ) 25.Nxb6 axb6 26.Nd2 Rc8 27.g3 Qg4 28.Qa4 Qe6 29.Rd6 Qxe5 30.Qxb4 c3 31.bxc3 Qxc3 32.Qxc3 Rxc3 33.Rxb6 Rc2 34.Ne4 Rxa2 35.Rb7= ) 22.Bxf7+ Kh8 23.Qxe4 Bxe4 24.Ng5 Bc2 25.Nxb6 axb6 26.Rd6 h6 27.Nf3 Bb1 28.Bd5 Re8 29.Bc4 Rb8 30.Ne5 b5 31.Bf7+/= ; 18...Rfe8 19.Bd6 Qc8 20.Bc4 h6 (20...Ba6 21.Bxf7+! Kxf7 22.Qb3+ Kf6 (22...Kg6? 23.Nh4++- ) 23.Ng5! Ne5 (23...Kxg5 24.Qg3+ Kf6 25.Qf4+ Kg6 26.Qf5+ Kh6 27.Bf4+ g5 28.Qxg5# ) 24.Bxe5+ (24.Nxb6 ) 24...Rxe5 25.Nxb6 axb6 26.Qf7+ Kxg5 27.Qxg7+ Kh5 28.Qxh7+ Kg5 29.Qg7+ Kh4 30.Qh6+ Rh5 31.g3+ Kg4 32.f3+ Kxf3 33.Qf4+ Ke2 34.Rd2+ Ke1 35.Qf2# ) 21.Qb3 Kh8 22.Bxf7 Rxe4 23.Bg6 c5 24.Bxe4 Bxe4 25.Ne5 Nxe5 26.Bxe5 Qe8 27.Qg3 Qe7 28.Rd6 Kh7 29.h4 Bc7 30.Re6! Qf7 31.Nxc5 Bf5 32.Ra6 Bxe5 33.Qxe5 Re8 34.Qf4 Qd5 35.Ra5 Bh3 36.Qf3 Qxf3 37.gxf3+/= ] 19.Bd6 Nxf3+ 20.Bxf3 Qc8 21.Bxf8 Qxf8 22.e5+/= Rd8? [22...Qe7! 23.g3 g6 24.Qc4+/= ] 23.Nxb6! axb6 24.g3 Rxd1+ [24...Re8 25.Qf5 g6 26.Qd7 Qe7 27.e6 fxe6 28.Bxc6 Qxd7 29.Bxd7 Re7 30.Rd6 Bd5 31.b3 Kf7 32.Bc6 Bxc6 33.Rxc6 Ra7 34.Rxb6 Rxa2 35.Rxb4+/- ] 25.Qxd1 Qe7 26.Qd4!+/- b5 [26...c5 27.Qd6! Qxd6 28.exd6 Bxf3 (28...Bc8 29.Bc6 Kf8 30.d7+- ) 29.d7+- ] 27.Qa7 Qc7 28.Qc5 g6 29.Kg2 Kg7 30.h4 h5 31.b3 Ba8 32.e6! fxe6 33.Qxb4 Qa7 34.Qc3+ [>=34.a4! bxa4 35.Qxa4! (35.bxa4 c5+/= ) 35...Qb8 36.Qd4+ e5 37.Qc5 Qxb3 38.Qxe5+ Kh7 39.Qe7+ Kh8 40.Be4 Qg8 41.Qe5+ Qg7 42.Qe8+ Qg8 43.Qxg6 Qxg6 44.Bxg6 c5+ 45.f3 Kg7 46.Bxh5 c4 47.Kf2+- ] 34...Kh7 35.b4 Qxa2 [35...c5 36.Qxc5 Bxf3+ 37.Kxf3 Qa8+ 38.Kf4 e5+ 39.Kxe5 Qxa2 40.Kd6 Qa6+ 41.Kc7+/- ] 36.Qf6 [36.Qc5! Qa1 37.Be4 Qg7 38.Qxh5+ Kg8 39.Qd1+- ] 36...Qa7 37.Be4 [37.Qf8 Qa1 38.Be4 Bb7 39.Qf7+ Qg7 40.Bxg6+ Kh6 41.Qxg7+ Kxg7 42.Bxh5 c5+ 43.Bf3 Bxf3+ 44.Kxf3 c4 45.Ke2 Kf6 46.g4 e5 47.h5 Kg5 48.Ke3 Kh6 49.f4 exf4+ 50.Kxf4 Kh7 51.g5 Kg7 52.g6 Kf6 53.Ke4 Kg7 54.Kf3 Kf6 55.Kf4 Kg7 56.Kg5 c3 57.h6+ Kg8 58.Kf6 c2 59.h7+ Kh8 60.Kf7 c1Q 61.g7+ Kxh7 62.g8Q+ Kh6 63.Qg6# ] 37...Qg7 38.Qxe6 Bb7 39.g4! Kh6 40.gxh5 Kxh5 41.f3! Kh6 42.h5 Qb2+ 43.Kg3 Qg7 44.hxg6 Qc7+ 45.f4 Bc8 46.Qf6 1-0

(30) Ehlvest,J (2606) - Akobian,V (2612) [C06]
ch-USA Saint Louis USA (5), 12.05.2009
[GM Akobian]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.Bd3 c5 5.e5 Nfd7 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ngf3 Qb6 8.0-0 cxd4 9.cxd4 Nxd4 10.Nxd4 Qxd4 11.Nf3 Qb6 12.Qa4 Qb4 13.Qc2 Nc5 14.Bd2 [14.Bxh7 Bd7 15.Bd2 Qc4= ] 14...Qa4 15.b3 Qd7 16.Nd4 Qd8 17.Rac1 [17.b4 Nxd3 18.Qxd3 Bd7 19.Rac1 Be7 20.Qg3 g6 21.Bh6 Qb6 22.Qf4 g5 23.Qg4 Qxb4 24.Rb1 Qa4=/+ ] 17...Bd7 18.Be2 Ne4 [18...Be7 19.Be3 0-0 20.b4 Na4=/+ ] 19.Nb5! Bc5 20.Qxc5? [20.Be3 Bxe3 21.Nc7+ Ke7 22.fxe3 Rc8 23.Bh5 g6 24.Bf3 Bc6 25.Bxe4 Qxc7 26.Qc5+ Ke8 27.Bd3 Qxe5 28.Qxa7 Kf8 29.b4 Kg7 30.b5 Bd7-/+ ] 20...Nxc5 21.Nd6+ Ke7 22.Rxc5 f6 23.Rfc1 [23.Bb4 Qb6 24.Rb5 Qa6 25.Nxb7+ Kf7 26.Nd6+ Kg8 27.Rb8+ Rxb8 28.Bxa6 Rxb4 29.Rc1 Kf8 30.Rc7 Ke7 31.f4 g5 32.Bb5 Rd8 33.Bxd7 Rxd7 34.Rc8 fxe5 35.fxe5 Rxd6 36.exd6+ Kxd6-/+ ] 23...fxe5 24.Nxb7 Qb6-+ 25.Bg5+ Ke8! [25...Kf7 26.Rc7 Rhc8 27.Rxd7+ Kg6 28.Rxc8 Rxc8 29.Be3 Qc6 30.Nc5 Rc7 31.Rxc7 Qxc7=/+ ] 26.Rc7 Rb8 27.Bb5 Rxb7 28.Bxd7+ Kf7 29.Be8+ [29.Bxe6+ Kxe6 30.R7c6+ Kf5 31.Rxb6 Rxb6 32.Bd2 Ra6 33.Rc2 d4 34.f3 e4 35.g4+ Ke5 36.Rc5+ Ke6 37.fxe4 Rxa2-+ ] 29...Kxe8 30.Rc8+ Kf7 31.Rxh8 h6 32.Bh4 Rc7 33.Rf1 [33.Re1 Qb4-+ ; 33.Rd1 Qd4-+ ] 33...Rc2 34.Bg3 Qc7 35.h4 d4 36.Kh2 d3 37.f4 Qc6 38.fxe5+ Kg6 39.Bf2 d2 40.Rd8 Rc1 0-1

(31) Akobian,V (2612) - Benjamin,Joe (2583) [E15]
ch-USA Saint Louis USA (8), 16.05.2009
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.Qc2 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Be7 7.e4 d5 8.cxd5 Bxf1 9.Kxf1 exd5 10.e5 Ne4 11.Nc3 [11.Kg2!? Qd7 12.Nc3 Nxc3 13.Qxc3+/= ] 11...Nxc3 12.bxc3 Qd7 13.Kg2 Nc6 14.c4 Nd8 15.cxd5 Qxd5 16.Qxc7 Nc6! [16...Ne6 17.Qc3 Rd8 18.Be3 0-0 19.Qb3 f6 20.Rac1 fxe5 21.Qxd5 Rxd5 22.dxe5+/= ] 17.Be3 0-0 18.Rhc1 Rac8 19.Qb7 g5 [19...f6! 20.Rxc6 Qxc6 (20...Rxc6 21.Rc1 Rc5 22.Qxe7 Rxc1 23.Bxc1 fxe5 24.Qa3 exd4 25.Qd3+/= ) 21.Qxc6 Rxc6 22.d5 Rc4 23.d6 Bd8 24.e6 Re8 25.e7 Bxe7 26.dxe7 Rxe7 27.a4+/= ] 20.h3 h5 21.g4?! [21.Rxc6! Rxc6 22.Qxe7 g4 23.Qg5+ Rg6 24.Qf5 b5 25.a3 Rd8 26.Rc1+/= ] 21...f6! 22.Rxc6 Rxc6 23.Rc1 Rc5?? [23...Bc5! 24.Kg3 h4+ 25.Kh2 Qxf3 26.dxc5 fxe5 27.Qxa7 ] 24.Qxe7+- Rxc1 25.Bxc1 hxg4 26.hxg4 fxe5 27.Qxg5+ Kh7 28.Qe3 exd4 29.Qd3+ Kg8 30.Bb2?! [30.Qg6+ Kh8 31.Bf4 Rxf4 32.Qh6+ Kg8 33.Qxf4+- ] 30...Rf7 31.g5?! [31.Qg6+ Rg7 32.Qe8+ Kh7 33.Kg3 Qd6+ 34.Qe5 Qxe5+ 35.Nxe5+- ] 31...Rf5 32.Bc1 b5 33.Kg3! Qd6+ 34.Kg4 Rc5 35.Bf4 Qe6+ 36.Kg3 Rc3 37.Qxd4 Qc6 38.Qd8+ Kh7 39.Be3 Qc7+ 40.Qxc7+ Rxc7 41.Nd4 b4 42.f4! Rc3 43.Kf3 a5 44.f5 a4 45.g6+ Kg7 46.Ne6+ Kf6 47.Ke4 1-0

(32) Akobian,V (2612) - Fressinet,L (2664) [D46]
National Open Las Vegas USA (6), 07.06.2009
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e3 Nf6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.Bd3 0-0 8.0-0 dxc4 9.Bxc4 b5 10.Be2 Bb7 11.Rd1 Qb8 12.e4 e5 13.dxe5 Nxe5 14.Nd4 Ng6 [14...Neg4 15.h3 Nxf2 16.Kxf2 b4 17.e5 Bxe5 18.Na4 c5 19.Nf3+/= ; 14...b4 15.Nf5 Bc5 16.Na4 Bxf2+ 17.Kxf2 Neg4+ 18.Bxg4 Nxg4+ 19.Ke1 Qxh2 20.Qe2 Rfd8 21.Bg5+/= ] 15.g3 Re8 16.Bg5 Be5 17.Nf5 Re6 [17...Bxc3 18.Qxc3 b4 19.Qxb4 Nxe4 20.Be3 Bc8 21.Ne7+ Nxe7 22.Qxe4 Qxb2 23.Bd4 Qb4 24.Rab1~~ ] 18.f4!+/- Bc7 [18...Bxc3 19.Qxc3 b4 20.Qb3 Nxe4 (20...Rxe4 21.Bxf6 gxf6 22.Bf3 Re8 23.Rd7+- ) 21.Rd8+ Qxd8 22.Bxd8 Rxd8 23.Qxb4+- ] 19.Bf3 Bb6+ 20.Kg2 b4 21.Bxf6 [21.Na4 Nxe4 22.Bxe4 Rxe4 23.Qxe4 c5 24.Rd5 Qe8 25.Qxe8+ Rxe8 26.Rad1+/- ] 21...Rxf6 22.Na4 c5 23.Rf1 [23.Rd3!+/- ] 23...Qe8 24.Rad1 Bc6 25.b3 Rd8 26.Rxd8 Qxd8 27.e5 Bxf3+ 28.Rxf3 Re6 29.Qe4 Qe8 30.Qd5?! [30.Nb2 Ne7 31.Nxe7+ Rxe7 32.Rd3 h6 33.Nc4+/- ; 30.Rd3 Nxe5 31.fxe5 Rxe5 32.Qg4 Qc6+ 33.Qf3 Re2+ 34.Kh3 Qxf3 35.Rxf3+/- ] 30...Ne7 31.Nxe7+ Qxe7?! [31...Rxe7 32.Rd3 c4 33.Qxc4 Rc7 34.Qd5 Rc2+ 35.Kf1+/- ] 32.Nb2 g6 33.Nc4 Bc7 34.Qa8+ Qe8 35.Qxe8+ Rxe8 36.Rd3 Re6 37.Rd7 Rc6 38.Kf3 Kf8 39.Ke4 Ke8 40.Rd2 h5 41.h3 f6 [41...f6 42.Kd5 Kd7 43.exf6 Rxf6 44.Kxc5+ Ke7 45.h4 a5 46.Kb5+- ] 1-0

(33) Akobian,Varuzhan (2626) - De Firmian,Nick E (2570) [A63]
World Open (7), 04.07.2009
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Nc3 a6 7.a4 g6 8.g3 Bg7 9.Bg2 0-0 10.0-0 Nbd7 11.Bf4 Qc7 12.Qd2 Ng4 [>=12...Re8 13.Bh6 Rb8 (13...Bh8 14.h3+/= ) 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.Rab1= ] 13.Ne4!? Nde5 14.Nxe5 Nxe5 15.Bh6 Bf5 [15...Bxh6 16.Qxh6 Qe7 17.h3+/= ] 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Nc3 [17.Ng5 h6 18.f4 Nd7 19.e4 Bg4 20.Nh3 Bxh3 21.Bxh3 Rfe8 22.Qc3+ Kg8 23.e5!+/= ] 17...Qd7 18.b3!? [>=18.e4 Bh3 19.f4 Bxg2 20.Kxg2 Nc4 (20...Ng4 21.e5 dxe5 22.h3 Nh6 23.fxe5 Nf5 24.Qf4+/- ) 21.Qd3 Nxb2?? (21...Na5 22.e5+/= ) 22.Qe2+- ] 18...Bh3 19.f4 Bxg2 20.Kxg2 Ng4 21.e4 Rae8 22.Rae1 f6 23.a5! Rf7 24.h3! Nh6 25.Re3 Rfe7 26.Rfe1 Nf7 27.Na4+/- f5? [>=27...Qc7 28.Nb6 Qd8 29.Qc3 Qc7 30.b4 cxb4 31.Qxb4+- ] 28.Nb6 Qc7 29.Qc3+ Kg8 30.exf5 gxf5 31.Kf2 [>=31.Kf3 Rxe3+ 32.Rxe3 Kf8 33.Re6 Rxe6 34.dxe6 Qc6+ 35.Kf2 Qh1 36.Nd7+ Ke8 37.exf7+ Kxf7 38.Qf6+ Ke8 39.Qxf5+- ] 31...Re4 32.Rxe4 [32.Qf6 Rxe3 33.Rxe3 Rxe3 34.Kxe3 c4 35.Nxc4 Qc5+ 36.Qd4 Qb4 37.Qd1+- ] 32...fxe4 33.Qf6!+- c4 34.Nxc4 Qc5+ 35.Ne3 Rc8 36.Re2 [36.Qe6+- ] 36...Qc3 [36...Qxa5 37.Qe6 Qd8 38.Nf5 Kf8 39.Qxe4 Qf6 40.g4 h6 41.Kg2 b5 42.Qe6+- ] 37.Qxc3 Rxc3 38.Rb2 [38.Nf5 Rf3+ 39.Kg2 Rxb3 40.Rxe4 Kf8 41.Rc4 Ke8 42.Rc7 Rb5 43.Re7+ Kf8 44.Rxf7+ Kxf7 45.Nxd6+ Ke7 46.Nxb5 axb5 47.Kf3+- ] 38...h5 39.b4 Rc1 40.Rc2 Rb1 41.Rc4 Rb2+ 42.Ke1 h4 43.g4 Rh2 44.Rxe4 Rxh3 45.g5 Rh1+ 46.Kf2 h3 47.Nf5 1-0

(34) Akobian,Varuzhan (2626) - Naiditsch,Arkadij (2697) [D36]
Montreal (6), 02.09.2009
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.cxd5!? exd5 5.Nc3 c6 6.Qc2 Be7 7.Bg5 0-0 8.e3 Ne4 [8...Ne8 ] 9.Bf4 f5 10.Bd3 Nd7 11.h3 g6 [11...Ndf6 12.0-0+/= ] 12.g4 g5 [12...Ndf6 13.Ne5+/= ] 13.Bh2 [13.Bg3!+/= Ndf6 ] 13...fxg4 14.Nxe4 Rxf3 [14...dxe4 15.Bc4+ Kg7 16.hxg4 Rxf3 17.Qxe4 Rh3 18.Be5+ Nxe5 19.Rxh3 Ng6 20.0-0-0+/- ] 15.Nd6! Nf8 [15...Bxd6 16.Bxh7+ Kh8 17.Bxd6+/- gxh3 18.Qg6 Nf6 19.Be5 Qa5+ 20.Kf1 Bg4 21.Bxf6+ Rxf6 22.Qxf6+ Kxh7 23.Qxg5 Qa6+ 24.Kg1 Qe2 25.Qh4+ Kg8 26.Kh2 Kf7 27.Rae1 Qf3 28.Rhg1 Bf5 29.Rg5+- ; 15...Nf6 16.Bxh7+ Kf8 17.Nxc8 Qxc8 18.hxg4 Bb4+ 19.Kf1 Nxg4 20.Qg6 Rxf2+ 21.Kg1+/- ] 16.Bxh7+! Kg7 [16...Nxh7 17.Qg6+ Kf8 (17...Kh8 18.Be5+ Rf6 19.Nf7# ) 18.Be5 Rf6 19.Bxf6 Qxd6 20.Bxe7+ Qxe7 21.hxg4+- ] 17.Be5+ Bf6 18.hxg4 Bxg4 19.Bf5 Bxe5 20.dxe5 Qa5+ 21.Kf1 Bxf5 [21...Qb4 22.a3!+- ] 22.Nxf5+ Kf7 [22...Kg8 23.Nh6+ Kg7 24.Kg2 g4 25.Rh4!+- ] 23.Nd4! 1-0

(35) Akobian,Varuzhan (2636) - Hammer,Jon Ludvig (2585) [D80]
Spice Cup (9), 28.09.2009
[GM Akobian and Yura]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Ne4 [4...Bg7 5.Bxf6 Bxf6 6.cxd5 c6 7.Rc1 0-0 8.dxc6 Bxd4 (8...Qxd4 9.Qxd4 Bxd4 10.cxb7 Bxb7 11.e3 Bg7 12.Nf3 Nd7 13.Be2 Rab8 14.Rc2 (14.0-0 Bxf3 15.Bxf3 Rxb2 16.Nd5 e6 17.Ne7+ Kh8 18.Rc7 Ne5 19.Rxa7 Nxf3+ 20.gxf3 Bf6 21.Nc6 Kg7= ) 14...Bxf3 15.Bxf3 Rxb2 ) 9.c7 Bxc3+ 10.Rxc3 Qxd1+ 11.Kxd1 Nc6 12.Nf3+/= ] 5.Bh4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 dxc4 7.Qa4+ Qd7 8.Qxc4 b6 9.Bg3 c5 10.Be5 Ba6 11.Qb3 f6 12.Bxb8 Rxb8 13.Nf3 e6 [13...c4 14.Qb1 (14.Qc2 Bb7 15.h4~~ ) 14...b5 15.a4 b4 16.cxb4 e5 17.b5 exd4 18.g3 Bb7 19.Bg2 Bc5 20.0-0 0-0 21.Qa2 Qf7 22.Nd2 c3 23.Qxf7+ Kxf7 24.Nb3 Rfc8 25.Rfd1 Bxg2 26.Kxg2 a6 27.Nxc5 Rxc5 28.Rxd4 axb5 29.axb5 c2 30.Rc1 Rbxb5 31.Rd2= ; 13...cxd4 14.cxd4 e6 15.e4 Bxf1 16.Kxf1 a5 17.g3 (17.h4 a4 18.Qd3+/= ) 17...a4 18.Qe3 Bg7 19.h4 h6 20.Kg2 0-0 21.Rhd1 b5 22.Rab1 b4 23.d5 e5 24.h5 g5 25.Rdc1 f5 26.Nh2 Rfd8 27.Rc4 Bf8 28.Nf1 Rdc8 29.Qc1 f4 30.Nh2 Bd6 31.Rc6 Rxc6 32.dxc6 Qe6 33.Qc2 Ra8 34.c7 Rc8 35.Qxa4 Rxc7 36.Rd1 Bc5 37.Qa5 Bb6 38.Qxb4 fxg3 39.Rd8+ Kh7 40.Qf8+- Wang Yue -Timofeev] 14.e4 Bxf1 15.Kxf1 cxd4 16.cxd4 Bd6 17.g3 0-0 18.Kg2 a5 19.h4 a4 20.Qd3 b5 21.d5 Be5 22.Rad1 exd5 23.h5 Qb7 [23...d4 24.hxg6 hxg6 25.Qd2 Rbe8 26.Nh4 Kf7 27.f4 Bb8 28.Nxg6 Rg8 (28...Kxg6? 29.f5+ Kf7 30.Rh7++- ) 29.f5 Qd6 30.Qd3 Rc8 31.Rh7+ Rg7 32.Rh6 Rc3 33.e5! fxe5 34.Qe4+- ] 24.exd5 g5 25.Rhe1 Qf7 26.Rd2 [26.Nxe5 fxe5 27.Rd2+/- ] 26...Qxh5 27.Nxe5 fxe5 28.Rxe5?! [28.d6 Qg6 29.Qd5+ Qf7 30.Qxe5 Qf3+ 31.Kg1 Qf5 32.Qd4+- ] 28...Rbc8! 29.f4! h6 30.Re7 Rf7 31.Rxf7 Qxf7 32.Qxb5!+- gxf4 33.Qxa4! f3+ [33...Rf8 34.Qxf4 Qxf4 35.gxf4 Rxf4 36.d6 Rf8 37.d7 Rd8 38.a4 Kf7 39.a5 Ke7 40.a6 Ra8 41.d8Q+ Rxd8 42.Rxd8 Kxd8 43.a7+- ] 34.Kf2 Rc3 35.Qg4+ Kh7 36.Qe4+ Kg8 37.d6 Qd7 38.Qg6+ 1-0

(36) Akobian,Varuzhan (2624) - Tregubov,Pavel V (2642) [A80]
World Cup (1), 21.11.2009
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 f5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5 d5 4.Bxf6 exf6 5.e3 Be6 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.Nge2 Qd7 8.a3 0-0-0 9.Na4 g6 [9...Ne5 10.dxe5 Qxa4 11.exf6 g6 12.Qd2 Qd7 13.0-0-0 Bd6 14.Qc3 Qf7 15.h4+/= ] 10.b4 Ne5 11.Nc5 Nxd3+ 12.Qxd3 Qe8 13.a4 Kb8 14.0-0 Bc8 15.Rfb1 h5 16.a5 Rh7 17.c4 dxc4 18.Qxc4 h4 19.h3 g5 20.b5 Rd6 [20...Bxc5 21.dxc5 Qg8 22.Qxg8 Rxg8 23.Rb2+/= ] 21.d5! Qf7 [21...g4 22.b6! (22.Nf4 gxh3 23.gxh3+/- ) 22...cxb6 23.axb6 Rxb6 24.Rxb6 axb6 25.Na4 b5 26.Qf4+ Qe5 27.Nb6 Qxf4 28.Nxf4 Bd6 29.Ra8+ Kc7 30.Nxc8 Bxf4 31.exf4 b4 32.Kf1 b3 33.d6+ Kd7 34.Nb6+ Kxd6 35.Ra3+- ] 22.Nd4! Qxd5 23.Na6+ Ka8 [23...bxa6 24.bxa6+ Ka8 25.Qxd5+ Rxd5 26.Nc6+- ] 24.Nxc7+ Rxc7 25.Qxc7 Rd8 26.a6 Qd7 27.axb7+ 1-0

(37) Akobian,V (2628) - Esen,B (2513) [D45]
World Team Championship Bursa TUR (1), 05.01.2010
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.Bd3 0-0 8.0-0 dxc4 9.Bxc4 b5 10.Be2 Bb7 11.Rd1 Qc7 [11...Qb8 12.e4 e5 13.dxe5 (13.Bg5 ) 13...Nxe5 14.Nd4 b4 (14...Neg4 15.g3 (15.h3 Bh2+ 16.Kf1 Nxf2 17.Kxf2 b4 ) 15...b4 16.Bxg4 Nxg4 17.Na4 Re8 18.f3 Ne5 19.Nc5 Bc8 20.Bf4 Qb6 21.Rac1 Bh3 22.Kh1 Rac8 23.b3+/= ; 14...Ned7 15.g3 Bc7 16.Be3 Re8 17.Nf5+/= a6 18.Rac1 c5 19.a4 b4 20.Nd5 Nxd5 21.exd5+/- ) 15.Nf5 Bc5 16.Na4 Bxf2+ 17.Kxf2 Neg4+ 18.Bxg4 Nxg4+ 19.Ke1 Qxh2 20.Qe2 Rfe8 (20...Rad8 21.Bg5 f6 22.Be3 Nxe3 (22...h5 23.Qf1 Nxe3 (23...Ba6 24.Qxa6 Qxg2 25.Qf1 Qxe4 26.Nc5 Qe5 27.Nd7 Rxd7 28.Rxd7 Nxe3 29.Nxe3 Qxe3+ 30.Kd1+/- ) 24.Nxe3 Qh4+ 25.Qf2 Qxe4 26.Nc5 Qe7 27.Nxb7 Qxb7 28.Kf1+/= ) 23.Qxe3 Qh1+ (23...Qxg2 24.Nc5 Bc8 ) 24.Kf2 Rxd1 25.Qb3+ Kh8 26.Rxd1+- ; 20...h5 21.Qf3+/= ) 21.Rd7 h5 22.Rxb7 Qg1+ 23.Kd2 Rxe4 24.Qxe4 Rd8+ 25.Kc2 1-0 Kunte,A (2527)-Shyam,S (2426)/New Delhi IND 2009/The Week in Chess 741/[Var and Ray]] 12.e4 e5 13.Bg5 exd4 [13...Rfe8 14.Rac1 a6 (14...Rac8 15.Qd2+/= ) 15.dxe5 Nxe5 16.Bxf6 gxf6 (16...Nxf3+ 17.Bxf3 gxf6 18.g3+/= ) 17.Nd4 Ng6 18.g3+/= ; 13...b4 14.Na4 exd4 15.Bxf6 gxf6 (15...Nxf6 16.Rxd4 c5 17.Rxd6 Qxd6 18.e5+/- ) 16.Nxd4 Bxh2+ 17.Kh1 Be5 18.Nf5+/= ] 14.Rxd4 Ne5 [14...b4 15.Rad1 Bc5 16.Rxd7 Nxd7 17.Na4 Bb6 18.Be7+/= ] 15.g3 [15.Bxf6 gxf6 16.Nh4 Ng6 17.Nf5 Bxh2+ 18.Kh1 Be5 19.Qd2 Bc8! ] 15...Bc5 16.Rd2 Nfg4 [16...Neg4 17.Bxf6 Bxf2+ 18.Kh1 Ne3 (18...gxf6 19.Nh4 Ne3 20.Qc1 b4 21.Nb5 Qe7 22.Nd6+- ) 19.Qc1 gxf6 20.Nxb5 Qe7 21.Nd6 Rad8 22.Nxb7 Qxb7 23.Bf1 (23.Nd4 c5~~ ) 23...Qb6 24.b3 Nxf1 25.Qxf1 Rxd2 26.Nxd2 Qd4 27.Nf3 Qc3 28.Kg2+/= ] 17.Nd1 Bb4 18.Rd4 Ba5 19.Nxe5 Nxe5 [19...Qxe5 20.Rd7 Qxg5 (20...Bc8 21.Bf4 Qh5 22.Bxg4 Qxg4 23.Rd3 Bb6 24.a4+/= ) 21.Rxb7 Ne5 22.f4 Qd8 23.Nf2 Qc8 24.Re7 Ng6 25.Bg4~~ ] 20.Ne3 f6 [20...Bb6 21.Rdd1+/= ] 21.Bf4 Bb6 22.Rdd1 Rad8 23.a4 a6 24.Nf5 g6 25.Qb3+ Kh8 26.Rxd8 Qxd8 [26...Rxd8 27.Qe6 Qf7 28.Qxe5 Bxf2+ 29.Kg2 gxf5 30.Qc7 Qxc7 31.Bxc7 Rd7 32.Kxf2 Rxc7 33.exf5+/= ] 27.Rd1 Qe8 28.Nd6 Qe7 29.Be3 [29.Bh6! Rd8 (29...Ra8 30.Be3 Bxe3 31.Qxe3 Nf7 32.Nxf7+ Qxf7 33.Rd6+/= ) 30.Nxb7 Rxd1+ 31.Bxd1 Qxb7 32.Qe6+- ] 29...Bxe3 30.Qxe3 Nf7 31.Nxb7 Qxb7 32.a5 Re8 33.Rc1 c5 34.Qxc5 [34.Rxc5 Qxe4 35.Qxe4 Rxe4 36.Rc7 Rxe2 37.Rxf7 Rxb2 38.Rxf6 b4 39.Rxa6 Ra2 40.Rb6 Rxa5 41.Rxb4= ] 34...Qxe4 35.Bf1 Qe6 36.Bg2 Ne5 37.Qb6 Nd3 [37...Nc4 38.Qxe6 Rxe6 39.b4 Rd6 40.Bf1 Rd4 41.Bxc4 bxc4 42.f3+/= ] 38.Rd1 [38.Rc7 Qf5 39.Bh3 Re1+ 40.Bf1+- ] 38...Nxb2 39.Rd8 Kg7 40.Rxe8 Qxe8 41.Qxa6+- Nc4 42.Qb7+ Kh6 43.a6 Qe1+ 44.Bf1 Nd2 45.Qxb5 g5 46.Qd3 [>=46.Qe2 Qc1 47.a7 Nxf1 48.Qxf1 Qa3 49.Qh3+ Kg6 50.Qd7+- ] 46...Nxf1 47.Qxf1 Qa5 48.Qh3+ Kg6 49.Qe6 Qa4 50.Qg8+ Kh6 51.Qa8 f5 52.a7 1-0

(38) Diamant,Andre (2497) - Akobian,Varuzhan (2628) [D37]
World Team Championship Bursa TUR (6), 10.01.2010
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 e6 2.c4 d5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4 0-0 6.e3 Nbd7 7.Be2 c5?! [>=7...dxc4 8.Bxc4 c5= ] 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.Nxd5 exd5 10.0-0 Qb6 11.Qc2 Nf6 12.Rfc1 [>=12.dxc5 Bxc5 13.Rac1 Bd6 14.Bxd6 Qxd6 15.Qc7 Qb4 16.Qc3 Qb6 17.Rfd1 Be6+/= ] 12...c4 13.b3 cxb3 14.Qxb3 Qxb3 15.axb3 Ne4 16.Bd3 f6 17.Rc7 Bd8 18.Rc2 Be6 19.b4 g5 20.Bc7 Be7 21.b5 Rfc8 22.Ne1 Kf7 23.f3 Nc5 24.dxc5 Rxc7 25.c6 bxc6 26.bxc6 a5 27.Bb5 Rb8 28.Ba6 Bb4 29.Nd3 Bf5 30.g4 Bg6 31.Rd1(+) Bd6!-/+ 32.Rdd2? [32.Ra2 Rxc6 33.Rxa5 Ke6-/+ ] 32...Rb6 33.Bb7 Bxd3 34.Rxd3 Rbxb7 35.cxb7 Rxc2 36.Rxd5 Bxh2+ 37.Kh1 Rb2 38.f4 0-1

(39) Akobian,Varuzhan (2628) - Howell,David (2606) [A40]
Corus B (13), 31.01.2010
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.Be3 Qa5 9.Qd2 Nc6 10.Rb1 0-0 11.Rb5 cxd4 12.Rxa5 dxe3 13.Qxe3 Nxa5 14.Nd4 Bd7 15.e5 Rfc8 16.f4 Rc7 17.Bb5 Nc6 18.Bxc6 Bxc6 19.Nxc6 Rxc6 20.Ke2 b6 [20...f6 21.Rd1 fxe5 22.Rd7+/- ] 21.Rd1 Rac8 22.Rd3 f6 [22...e6 23.Qd2 h5 24.Rd8+ Rxd8 25.Qxd8+ Bf8 26.Kd3 a5 27.a4 Kg7 28.Qd7 Rc5 29.c4 ] 23.Qe4 fxe5 24.f5 g5? [24...gxf5 25.Qxf5 Rxc3+/= ] 25.h4!? [25.Rd8+ Rxd8 26.Qxc6 Bf6 27.Qc7 Rd6 28.Qxa7 Kg7 29.Qa8 h5 30.a4 h4 31.h3 Kf7 32.c4+- ] 25...gxh4 26.Qxh4 Bf6 27.Rg3+ Kh8 28.Qh6!(+) Rg8 [28...Rxc3 29.Rxc3 Rxc3 30.Qf8# ] 29.Rxg8+ Kxg8 30.g4! Rxc3 31.g5 Rc6 32.Qh1! [32.gxf6 Rxf6 33.Qh4 h6 34.Qg3+ Kf8 35.Qxe5 a5= ] 32...Rd6 33.gxf6 Rxf6 34.Qa8+ Kf7 35.Qxa7 Rd6 36.Qa8 h6 37.Ke3 Rd4 38.Qh8 Rd6 39.Ke4 Rd4+ 40.Kxe5 Rd6 41.a4 Rc6 42.Kd4 Rf6 43.Qc8 h5 [43...Rd6+ 44.Kc4 Rf6 45.Kb5 Rd6 46.Qb8 Rf6 47.Qxb6 Rxb6+ 48.Kxb6 h5 49.a5 h4 50.a6 h3 51.a7 h2 52.a8Q+- ] 44.Ke5 Rh6 45.Qc1! 1-0

(40) Robson,R (2569) - Akobian,V (2599) [C11]
US Championship Saint Louis USA (9), 23.05.2010
[GM Akobian]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nce2 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.f4 b5 8.a3 c4 9.Nf3 Nb6 10.g4 h5 11.gxh5 Rxh5 12.Ng3 Rh8 13.h4 Bd7 14.Bh3 Qc7 15.h5 0-0-0?! [15...f5 16.Ng5 Na5= ] 16.Ng5 Be8 17.f5 Nxe5 [17...Kb7 18.fxe6 f6 19.e7 Qxe7 20.Nf5 Qc7 21.Ne6 Qb8 22.Nxd8+ Qxd8~~ ; 17...exf5 18.Nxf5 Kb7 19.Bf4 Na5 20.0-0+/= ] 18.dxe5 Qxe5+ 19.Ne2 exf5 [19...Rxh5 20.Qd4 Rxh3 21.Qxe5 (21.Rxh3 Qxf5 22.Qf2+/= ) 21...Rxh1+ 22.Kf2 f6 23.Qxe6+ Bd7 24.Qf7 fxg5= ] 20.Qd4 Qe7 21.Bxf5+ [21.Nh7 f6 22.Bxf5+ Bd7 23.Bxd7+ Qxd7 24.Nxf8 Rdxf8 25.Be3 Re8 ] 21...Bd7 22.Bxd7+ Rxd7 23.Be3 Na4 24.Kd2 [24.0-0-0 f6 25.Nf3 Nxb2 26.Kxb2 Qxa3+ 27.Kb1 Qb3+ 28.Kc1 Qa2 29.Rdf1 Qxe2 30.Rf2 Ba3+ 31.Kb1 Qd3+ 32.Qxd3 cxd3 33.Rd2 a6 34.Rxd3+/= ] 24...f6 25.Nf3 Qe6! 26.Rag1 [26.Nf4 Qg4~~ ] 26...Nc5 27.Ke1 [27.Kd1 Nb3 28.Qf4 Bd6 29.Ned4 Bxf4 30.Nxe6 Bxe3 31.Rxg7 Nc5 32.Rxd7 Kxd7 33.Nxc5+ Bxc5=/+ ] 27...Nd3+ 28.Kd2 Bc5 29.Qxc5+ Nxc5 30.Bxc5 Qf5?! [30...d4! 31.Nfxd4 Qd5 32.Bb4 Rxh5 33.Rxh5 Qxh5-+ ] 31.Ned4 Qf4+ 32.Kc2 Re8 33.a4 Re3?! [33...bxa4-+ ] 34.Rh4 Qc7 35.Bf8 Re4 36.Nxb5 Qa5?! [36...Qd8 37.Bxg7 Rxh4 38.Nxh4 Qe8-+ ] 37.Nd6+? [37.Kb1=/+ ] 37...Rxd6 38.Bxd6 Qb6! 39.Bg3 Re2+ 40.Nd2 Qxg1 0-1

(41) Akobian,Varuzhan (2599) - Sedlak,Nikola (2569) [D85]
Chicago Open Saint Louis USA (4), 29.05.2010
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 c5 8.Be3 Qa5 9.Qd2 0-0 10.Rc1 Rd8 11.d5 e6 12.Be2 exd5 13.exd5 Bg4 14.c4 Qa3 15.0-0 Nc6 16.Rfe1 Bxf3 17.Bxf3 Nd4 18.Bxd4 [18.Be4 Re8 19.Bd3+/= ] 18...cxd4 [18...Bxd4 19.Re7 Qa6 20.Qe2+/= ] 19.c5 Rac8 20.c6 bxc6 21.dxc6 d3 22.Red1 Be5 23.g3 Qd6 24.Kg2 Qf6 25.Qa5 [25.Qe3! Bd4 26.Qe4 Bb2 27.Rc4 Qd6 (27...d2 28.c7+- ) 28.Rb4 Bf6 29.Qc4 d2 (29...Qd4 30.Qxd4 Bxd4 31.Rxd3 Bb6 32.Rd7+/- ) 30.Rb7 Rc7 31.Rxd2+- ] 25...h5 26.h4 [26.Qxa7 d2 27.Rc2 Rd3 28.Be4 Bd4 29.Qd7 Qxf2+ 30.Kh3 Qe2 31.Rcxd2 Rxd2 32.Rxd2 Qxd2 33.Qxc8+ Kg7 34.Qd7 g5= ] 26...Kg7 27.Rc4 Rd6 28.Qb5 [28.Qxa7 Rcxc6 29.Rxc6 Rxc6 30.Bxc6 Qxc6+ 31.Kg1 Qc2 32.Rf1 d2 33.Qe3 Bc3 34.Kg2+/= ] 28...Qf5? [28...d2 29.Re4+/= ] 29.Rc5 Rb8 30.Qc4 [30.Qxb8 Rf6 31.Rxd3 Qxd3 32.Qb3 Rxf3 33.Qxd3 Rxd3 34.Rxe5 Rc3 35.Ra5 Rxc6 36.Rxa7+/= ] 30...d2 31.c7 Rc8 32.Bb7 Rd3 33.Rxe5 Qxe5 34.Qxd3 Rxc7 35.Bf3 1-0

(42) Akobian,Varuzhan (2599) - Ehlvest,Jaan (2591) [A87]
National Open Saint Louis USA (5), 13.06.2010
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 f5 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 Nf6 6.0-0 0-0 7.b3 c6 8.Bb2 a5 9.Nbd2 Na6 10.a3 Bd7 11.Qc2 c5 12.e3 Qc7 13.Rfe1 Rae8 14.d5 a4 [14...e5 15.dxe6 Bxe6 16.Ng5 Bc8 17.Nb1 (17.e4 ) ] 15.e4 fxe4 16.Ng5 Qb6 17.bxa4 [17.Ngxe4 axb3 18.Nxf6+ Bxf6 19.Nxb3 Ba4 ] 17...e3 [17...Bxa4 18.Qc1 ] 18.Rxe3 Bxa4 [18...Ng4 19.Bxg7 Nxe3 20.Qc3 Nxg2 21.Bh8+- ] 19.Qc1 Nc7 [19...Ng4 20.Bxg7 Nxe3 21.Qc3 Nxg2 22.Bh8 ] 20.Rb1 Qa6 21.Qe1?! [21.Bh3!+/- ] 21...h6 22.Nge4 Bd7 23.Nxf6+ exf6 24.Ne4 b5 25.cxb5 Bxb5 26.Qd2 Rb8 27.Rbe1 Ne8 28.h4 Bd7 29.Bf1 Qb6 30.Bc3 Ra8 31.Qc1 Rf7 32.Nd2 Qc7 33.Nc4 f5 34.Re7 Bf8 35.R7e6! Diagram [35.Rxf7 Kxf7 ] 35...Bxe6 36.Rxe6 [36.dxe6 Re7 ] 36...Kh7 37.h5 g5 38.Bd3 [38.Bd2 Qd8 39.f4 g4 ] 38...Bg7 39.g4 Kg8 40.Bxf5 Rxf5 41.gxf5 Qf7 42.Rg6! Qxf5 [42...Qxd5 43.Bxg7 Nxg7 44.f6 ] 43.Ne3 Qd7 [43...Qh3 44.Qb2 Qxh5 45.Rxg7+ Nxg7 46.Qb7 ] 44.Qb2! [44.Qb2 Ra7 45.Bxg7 Nxg7 46.Qb8+ Kh7 47.Rxh6+! Diagram 47...Kxh6 48.Qh8# ] 44...Rc8 [44...Ra7 45.Bxg7 Nxg7 46.Qb8+ Kh7 (46...Kf7 47.Qh8 Qf5 (47...Nf5 48.Qh7+ Kf8 49.Rg8# ) ) 47.Rxh6+ Kxh6 48.Qh8# ] 45.Bxg7 Nxg7 46.Nf5 Qxf5 47.Qxg7# 1-0

(43) Akobian,Varuzhan (2618) - Becerra Rivero,Julio (2570) [D91]
US League (1), 07.09.2010
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Ne4 5.Bh4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.e3 c5 8.cxd5 Qxd5 9.Nf3 Nc6 10.Be2 0-0 11.0-0 Bf5 12.Qb3 Qxb3 13.axb3 cxd4 14.exd4 Rfc8 [>=14...Rfe8 ] 15.b4 a6 16.Ra3 e5? [16...Be4 17.Rfa1+/= ] 17.d5 Nb8 18.Nd2! Bh6 19.Nc4 Nd7 20.Nd6 Rc7 21.c4 Bf8 22.Nxf5 gxf5 23.c5 e4 24.d6 Rcc8 25.Rd1 Bg7 26.Bg5 Be5 27.f4 Bg7 28.Bc4 Nf6 29.Bxf6 Bxf6 30.Rd5 a5 31.d7 [>=31.Rxf5 Bd4+ 32.Kf1 axb4 33.Rxa8 Rxa8 34.Rxf7 Kh8 35.Rc7+- ] 31...Rc7 32.Rxa5 Rd8 33.Bb5 Bc3 34.Ra4 e3 35.Kf1 Kf8 36.Ke2 Bd2 37.Rxf5 Rcxd7 38.Bxd7 Rxd7 39.b5 Bc1 40.Ra2 1-0

(44) Akobian,Varuzhan (2618) - Shulman,Yuri (2636) [D31]
US League (4), 27.10.2010
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e4 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Qxd4 7.Bxb4 Qxe4+ 8.Be2 Na6 9.Ba5 f6 10.Nf3 b6 11.Nd2 Qf4 12.Bh5+ g6 [12...Ke7 13.Bc3 Nh6 14.0-0+/= ] 13.Bf3 Ne7 14.Bc3+/= 0-0 [14...Nc5 15.g3 Qf5 16.0-0 e5 17.b4 Nb7 18.b5 c5 19.Be4 Qe6 20.f4+/- ] 15.0-0 [15.Ne4 Nc5 16.g3 Qf5 17.Qe2+/= ] 15...Qc7 16.Ne4 e5 17.Re1 Qd7 [17...Nf5 18.Nxf6+ Rxf6 19.Bxe5 Qe7 (19...Rd6 20.Bxd6 Nxd6 21.Bd5+! Kf8 22.Qf3+ Bf5 23.Bxc6+- ) 20.Bxf6 Qxf6 21.Re8+ Kg7 22.Qd8 Qf7 23.Rae1 Bb7 24.R1e7 Rxd8 25.Rxf7+ Kxf7 26.Rxd8+/= ] 18.Qe2 Qe6 19.Rad1 Nf5 [19...Nc5 20.Nxc5 bxc5 21.Qe3 Qxc4 22.Bxe5 fxe5 23.Qxe5 Re8 24.Bxc6+- ] 20.b4 [20.g4! Nh4 21.Bh1 Qxg4+ 22.Qxg4 Bxg4 23.Rd6+/- ] 20...Nc7 [20...Nh4 21.Rd6 Qe7 22.Rxc6 Nxf3+ 23.Qxf3 Be6 24.b5 Nb8 25.Rc7 Qxc7 26.Nxf6+ Rxf6 27.Qxf6+- ] 21.Nxf6+ Qxf6 [21...Rxf6 22.Qxe5 Qxe5 23.Bxe5 Rf7 24.Bxc6 Rb8 25.Rd8+ Rf8 26.Rxf8+ Kxf8 27.Bxc7+- ] 22.Bxe5 Qf7 23.Bxc6 Rb8 24.Qd2 Ng7 [24...Bb7 25.Bd7+- ] 25.Bd5 Nxd5 [25...Nge6 26.Re3+/- ] 26.Bxb8 Nf6 27.Bd6! Rd8 28.Qc3 Nf5 29.Be5 Nd7 30.c5 [30.g4 Ne7 (30...Nh4 31.Bf6+- ) 31.Bd6 Nc6 32.b5 Na5 33.Re7 Qf6 34.Rxd7 Qxc3 35.Rxd8+ Kf7 36.Rxc8 Nxc4 37.Rc7+ Ke6 38.Kg2+- ] 30...bxc5 31.bxc5 Rf8 32.c6 Nxe5 33.Qxe5 Qxa2 34.c7 Ng7 35.Re2 Qe6 [35...Qb3 36.Rd8 Ne6 37.Rb2 Qc4 38.Rbd2+- ] 36.Rd8 Qxe5 37.Rxe5 Ne6 [37...Kf7 38.Rxf8+ Kxf8 39.Rd5+- ] 38.Red5! Bb7 39.Rxf8+ Kxf8 40.Rd8+ Ke7 41.c8Q Nxd8 [41...Bxc8 42.Rxc8 a6 43.Rc6+- ] 42.Qc7+ Ke8 43.Qxh7 g5 44.Qg8+ Kd7 45.Qxg5 Ne6 46.Qe3 a6 47.h4 1-0

(45) Korchnoi,Victor (2544) - Akobian,Varuzhan (2618) [D54]
Gibraltar Open (3), 27.01.2011
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 e6 2.c4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 0-0 6.Rc1 h6 7.Bh4 Ne4 8.Bg3 [8.Bxe7 Qxe7 9.Nf3 c6 ] 8...c5 9.cxd5 Nxc3 10.bxc3 cxd4 [10...exd5 11.Bd3= ; 10...Qxd5 11.c4 Qd7 12.d5 exd5 13.cxd5 b5~~ ] 11.exd4 [11.d6 Bxd6 12.Bxd6 Qxd6 13.cxd4 Nc6= ] 11...Qxd5 12.Nf3 Nc6 13.Bd3 e5 [13...Qxa2 14.0-0 ] 14.0-0! exd4 15.cxd4+/= Bg4 16.Bc4 Bxf3! 17.Bxd5 Bxd1 18.Rfxd1 Rac8 19.Kf1 Rfd8 20.Bf3 Bd6 21.Rc4 Bxg3 22.hxg3 Rd6 [22...Na5 23.Rxc8 Rxc8 24.d5 Kf8 25.d6 Rd8 26.Ke2= ] 23.d5 Ne7 24.Rdc1 Rxc4 25.Rxc4 Kf8 26.Rc7 b6 27.Rxa7 Nxd5 28.g4 g6 29.g3 Nc3 30.Ra3 Nb1 31.Ra8+ Kg7 32.Kg2 Rd2 33.Ra7 Nc3 34.a4 Nd1 1/2-1/2

(46) Kanep,Meelis (2531) - Akobian,Varuzhan (2618) [D55]
Gibraltar Open (5), 29.01.2011
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 0-0 6.e3 h6 7.Bxf6 Bxf6 8.Qc2 c6 9.h4 g6 10.0-0-0 Nd7 11.e4 Bg7 12.h5 g5 13.Kb1 g4 14.Nh2 c5 15.dxc5 d4 16.Nb5 Nxc5 [16...e5 17.Nxg4 Nxc5 18.Ne3 a6! 19.Na3 Bd7 20.Nd5 f5-/+ ] 17.e5 Bxe5 18.Nxg4 Bg7 19.f4 e5 20.Nxe5 Qf6 21.Nd3 Bf5 22.g4 Be4 [22...Bxd3 23.Bxd3 Qxf4 24.Rhf1+/= ] 23.Rg1 a6 24.Na3?! [24.g5 hxg5 25.fxg5 Qe7 26.Na3 b5 ] 24...b5 25.g5 hxg5 26.Rxg5 Rfc8 27.Qh2 Kf8 28.Ka1 Ne6(+) 29.Re5(+) Bh7 30.h6 Bh8 31.Bg2? bxc4? [31...Bxd3 32.Bxa8 Qxf4 33.Qxf4 Nxf4 34.Re4 Bxe4 35.Bxe4 bxc4=/+ ] 32.Bxa8 cxd3 33.Bb7 Rc2 34.Qg1? [34.Qh1 Qe7 35.Bxa6 Bxe5 36.fxe5 Qc5 37.Bxd3 Rxb2 38.Nc4~~ ] 34...Nxf4 35.Ree1 Qb6 36.Nc4? [36.Nxc2 dxc2 37.Rd2 Qxb7 38.Rxd4~~ ] 36...Rxc4 37.Qg5 Qc7 38.Bxa6 Rc5 39.Qg1 Bg6 [39...Ra5-+ ] 40.a3 Bf6 41.Rf1 Rc2 42.Qh1 d2 43.h7 Bxh7! 44.Qxh7 d3-+ 45.Bxd3 [45.Qh6+ Bg7 46.Qxf4 Qxf4 47.Rxf4 Rc1+ 48.Ka2 Rxd1 49.Bxd3 Ra1+-+ ] 45...Rxb2 46.Qh6+ Bg7 0-1

(47) Akobian,Varuzhan (2611) - Stripunsky,Alexander (2578) [E10]
US Championship (3), 17.04.2011
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nf3 e6 4.a3 d5 5.Nc3 a6 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Bg5 Be7 8.e3 Nh5 9.Bxe7 Nxe7 10.Bd3 Nf6 11.Qc2 g6 12.Ne5 Bf5?! [12...0-0 13.0-0 Bf5 14.Rac1 Bxd3 15.Qxd3+/= ] 13.Bxf5 Nxf5 14.Qb3 Rb8 15.g4 Ne7 16.0-0-0 Qd6 17.f4 [17.h4 h5 18.g5 Nd7 19.f4 0-0 20.e4 c6 21.Rhe1+/= ] 17...b5 18.g5 Nh5 [>=18...Nd7 19.h4 b4 20.axb4 Rxb4 21.Qa3+/= ] 19.Na4! 0-0 20.Nc5 Rfd8 21.Kb1 a5 22.Rc1 a4 23.Qb4 Nf5 24.Rc3 [>=24.Qd2 Rb6 25.Rhe1 Ne7 26.Ncd3+/- ] 24...Nhg7 25.Rhc1 [25.e4! Ne7 26.f5 Qxe5 (26...gxf5 27.exf5 Nexf5 28.Rf3+- ) 27.dxe5 Nc6 28.Na6 Nxb4 29.Nxb8 Rxb8 30.axb4+/- ] 25...Ne8 26.Rd3?! [26.Ncd3! Nxe3 (26...Rb6 27.Qxd6 Rbxd6 28.Nb4+/- ) 27.Nc6 Nc4 28.Nxb8 Rxb8 29.Re1+/- ] 26...Rb6 27.Qa5?! [>=27.Re1+/= ] 27...Qe7 28.Qb4 Ned6 29.Re1 Nc4 30.Ka2 Qd6 31.Re2 Kg7 32.Qc3 Kg8 33.Ka1(+) Ne7(+) 34.e4 Nc6 35.Nxc6 [35.Ng4! b4 36.axb4 Nxb4 37.Nf6+ Kg7 38.Rh3 h5 39.gxh6+ Kh8 40.e5 Qe7 41.Rf2 Nc6 42.Rg3 Rb4 43.h7 a3 44.bxa3 Ra8 45.f5 Rxa3+ 46.Qxa3 Nxa3 47.fxg6 fxg6 48.Rxg6+- ] 35...Qxc6 36.Qb4! dxe4?! [36...Nd6 37.e5 Ne4 38.Rc2 Nxc5 39.Qxc5+/= ] 37.Nxe4 Kg7? [37...Na5 38.Nf6+ Kg7 39.Kb1 Nb3 40.Re1+/- ] 38.d5! Rxd5 39.Qc3+ f6 40.Nxf6 1-0

(48) Akobian,Varuzhan (2603) - Yermolinsky,Alex (2530) [A40]
National Open (3), 11.06.2011
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nf3 e6 4.a3 d6 5.Nc3 g6 6.e4 Bg7 7.Be2 0-0 8.0-0 Re8 9.d5 Nb8 10.dxe6 Bxe6 11.Nd4 Bd7 12.f3 Nc6 13.Be3 Nh5 14.Nxc6 Bxc6 15.Qd2 f5 16.Bd3 Qd7 [16...Bxc3 17.Qxc3 fxe4 18.fxe4 Bxe4 19.Bh6 Bxd3 20.Qxd3 c6 21.Rad1+/= ] 17.exf5 gxf5 18.Rae1 a5 19.Bf2 f4 20.Be4 Bxc3 21.Qxc3 Bxe4 22.fxe4 Qg7 23.Bd4 Qg5 24.c5 d5 25.Qb3 c6 26.Qxb7 dxe4 27.Rxe4 Rxe4 28.Qxa8+ Kf7 29.Qb7+ Qe7 30.Qxe7+ Kxe7 31.Bc3 a4 32.Rd1 Nf6 33.Bxf6+ Kxf6 34.Rd6+ Ke5 [34...Re6 35.Kf2 Rxd6 36.cxd6 Ke6 37.Kf3 Kxd6 38.Kxf4 Kd5 39.g4+- ] 35.Rxc6 Rc4 36.Rb6 [36.Rh6 Rxc5 37.Rh5+ Kd4 38.Rxh7+- ] 36...Rxc5 37.Kf2 Rc1 38.Rb4 [38.Ra6 Rc2+ 39.Kf3 Rxb2 40.Ra5+ Kf6 41.Rxa4 Kg5 42.Ra5+ Kf6 43.a4+- ] 38...Rb1 39.Kf3 Rf1+ 40.Ke2 Rg1 41.Kf2 Rb1 42.h4 h5 43.g3 fxg3+ 44.Kxg3 Rd1 45.Kf3 [45.Kf3 Rd2 46.Ke3 Rh2 47.Kd3 Kd6 48.Kc3 Rh3+ 49.Kc2 Rh2+ 50.Kb1 Rg2 51.Rxa4 Rg4 52.Rb4 Kc5 53.Ka2 Kc6 54.Kb3+- ] 1-0

(49) Kacheishvili,Giorgi (2580) - Akobian,Varuzhan (2603) [D31]
National Open (6), 12.06.2011
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bf4 c6 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.Bxd6 Qxd6 8.e3 Qg6 9.Qxg6 hxg6 10.b4 Nf6 11.f3 g5 12.g4 Be6 13.Bd3 Nbd7 14.Kf2 Ke7 15.Nge2 a5 16.b5 c5 17.Na4 Rac8 18.Kg3 cxd4 19.exd4 Ne8 20.Rhe1 Nd6 21.f4 Nf6 [21...gxf4+ 22.Nxf4 Ne4+ 23.Bxe4 dxe4 24.Nxe6 (24.d5 Bxg4 25.Kxg4 Rc4 26.Nb2 Nf6+ 27.Kg3 Rc3+ 28.Kg2 Rh4~~ ) 24...fxe6 25.Rac1 Rhf8= ] 22.f5 Nde4+ 23.Kg2? [23.Bxe4 Nxe4+ 24.Kg2 Bd7 25.Nb6 Rc2 (25...Bxb5 26.Nxc8+ Rxc8 27.Rac1 Rxc1 28.Nxc1 Bc4 29.a3 b5 30.Kf3 b4 31.axb4 axb4 32.Ke3 Kf6 33.Ne2 b3 34.Ng3 ) 26.Nxd5+ Kd8 27.a4 Rb2 28.Ra3 g6 29.fxg6 fxg6 30.Re3 Re8 31.h3+/= ] 23...Nxg4 24.Bxe4 dxe4 25.fxe6 Rxh2+ 26.Kg1 Rch8 27.Ng3 [27.exf7 Ne3-+ ] 27...R8h3 28.Nf1 [28.Nxe4 f5 29.Nac3 fxe4 30.Nxe4 Rh1+ 31.Kg2 Ne3+ 32.Rxe3 R1h2+ 33.Kg1 Rxe3 34.Kxh2 Rxe4 35.d5 Rd4 36.Rc1 Rxd5 37.Rc7+ Kxe6 38.Rxb7 Rd2+ 39.Kg3 Rxa2 40.Rxg7 a4-/+ ] 28...Rh1+ 29.Kg2 f5 30.Rac1 [30.Rxe4 f4-+ ] 30...f4 31.Rc7+ Kd8 [31...Kd8 32.e7+ Kxc7 33.b6+ Kd6 34.e8Q f3# ] 0-1

(50) Akobian,Varuzhan (2612) - Peters,Jack (2410) [E18]
American Open (6), 26.11.2011
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Be7 6.0-0 0-0 7.Nc3 Ne4 8.Bd2 f5 9.Qc2 Nxc3 10.Bxc3 d6 11.d5 e5 12.c5! Diagram 12...Bxd5 [12...bxc5 13.Nxe5 dxe5 14.Qb3 Bd6 15.Qxb7 Nd7 16.e4 fxe4 17.Bxe4+/- ] 13.cxd6 cxd6 [13...Bxd6 14.Nxe5 Bxg2 15.Qb3+ Kh8 16.Nf7+ Rxf7 17.Qxf7 Qg8 18.Qxg8+ Kxg8 19.Kxg2+- ] 14.Rad1! Bxf3 15.Bxf3 e4 16.Bg2 Nd7 17.g4! Diagram 17...Rc8 18.gxf5 Rxf5 19.Qxe4 Rg5 20.f4 Rg6 21.Kh1 Kh8 22.Bh3 Rc5 23.Qf3 Nf6 24.e4 Qa8 25.Bf5 [25.e5 Qxf3+ 26.Rxf3 Ne4 27.Be1 Rh6 28.Bf5 d5 29.Rfd3+- ] 25...Rh6 26.e5 Qxf3+ 27.Rxf3 Nd5 28.Bd4 Rc4 29.b3 Rc7 30.exd6 Bxd6 31.Be5 Bxe5 32.fxe5 Ne7 33.Rd8+ Ng8 34.Be4 Rg6 35.Bxg6 1-0

(51) Akobian,Varuzhan (2612) - Hunt,Adam (2470) [D80]
North American Open (6), 29.12.2011
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Ne4 5.Bh4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 dxc4 7.e3 Be6 8.Rb1 [8.Nf3 Bg7 (8...c5 ) 9.Qb1 b6 (9...Qd5 10.Be2 Bf5 11.Qb4 (11.Qb2 Bd3 (11...Nd7 12.Qb4 (12.0-0 ) 12...c5 13.Qxc4 Qxc4 14.Bxc4 ) 12.Bxd3 cxd3 13.0-0 Qe4 (13...Nd7 14.Rad1 (14.e4 Qc6 15.e5 Qa6 16.Rfe1 e6 17.Nd2 ) 14...e5 15.e4 (15.c4 Qxc4 16.Rc1 Qa4 17.Rxc7 0-0 18.Qb3 Qxb3 19.axb3 Nb6 20.dxe5 Rab8 21.Rc3 Nd7 22.Rxd3 Nxe5 23.Nxe5 Bxe5 24.Rfd1 ) 15...Qxe4 16.Rfe1 Qd5 17.Nxe5 Nxe5 18.Qb4 c5 19.Qb5+ Qc6 20.Qxc6+ bxc6 21.dxe5 c4 22.Re4 0-0 23.Rxc4 Bxe5 24.Rxd3= ) 14.Nd2 Qc6 15.Qb1 Qa6 16.c4 Nd7 17.Qxd3+/= ) 11...c5 12.Bxc4 (12.Qxc4 Qxc4 13.Bxc4 Nc6 14.0-0 Rc8 15.Rac1 Na5 16.Bb5+ Bd7 ; 12.Qa4+ Bd7 13.Qxc4 Qxc4 14.Bxc4 ; 12.Qb5+ Bd7 (12...Qc6 13.Qxc4 cxd4 14.cxd4 Qxc4 15.Bxc4 Nc6 16.Ke2 e5 17.d5 Na5 18.Rac1 Bd7 19.Bd3 ) ) 12...Qxf3 (12...Qxd4 13.Nxd4 cxb4 14.Rc1 ) 13.Qa4+ Bd7 14.Qxd7+ Nxd7 15.gxf3 Rc8 16.Bd5 cxd4 17.cxd4 e5 18.dxe5 Bxe5 19.Rd1 Rc7 20.0-0 0-0 ) 10.Ng5 Bd5 11.e4 h6 12.Nh3 Be6 (12...Bb7 13.Bxc4 0-0 14.Qc2 c5 (14...Nc6 15.0-0 ; 14...g5 15.Bg3 e5 16.Bxe5 Bxe5 17.dxe5 Qe7 18.f4 Nd7 19.Bb3 (19.g3 ) 19...gxf4 20.0-0 ) 15.d5 Ba6 16.Bxa6 Nxa6 17.0-0 g5 18.Bg3 f5 19.f4 ) 13.Nf4 ] 8...b6 [8...Nd7 9.Rxb7 (9.Qa4 Bd5 ; 9.Nf3 Nb6 10.Qc2 Bg7 11.Be2 ) 9...Bd5 (9...Nb6 10.Bg3 c5 11.Rc7 Rc8 12.Rxa7 (12.Rxc5 Rxc5 13.dxc5 Qxd1+ 14.Kxd1 Na4 15.Ne2 Bh6 (15...Nxc5 16.Nf4 ) 16.Nd4 Bd5 ; 12.Rxc8 Qxc8 13.Nf3 Bg7 14.Be2 0-0 15.0-0= ) 12...Bg7 13.Nf3 cxd4 14.Nxd4 Nd5 15.Be2 Qb6 16.Qa4+ Kf8 17.Kd2 ) ] 9.Nf3 Bg7 10.Be2 [10.Nd2 0-0 11.Be2 c5 12.Bf3 Bd5 13.Bxe7 Bxf3 14.Qxf3 Qxe7 15.Qxa8 cxd4 16.cxd4 c3 17.Nb3 c2 18.Rc1 Qb4+ 19.Nd2 Qc3 20.Qd5 Rc8 21.Qb3 Bf8 22.Qxc3 Rxc3 23.Nf3 Ba3 24.Kd2 Bxc1+ 25.Kxc3+- ] 10...0-0 11.0-0 c6 12.e4 b5 13.Qc1 Bg4 14.h3 Bxf3 15.Bxf3 Qc7 16.e5 a6 17.e6! fxe6 18.Qe3 e5 19.d5 Kh8 20.Rfd1! cxd5 [20...Bf6 21.Bg3 Nd7 22.dxc6 Nb6 23.Rd2 Rad8 24.Rxd8 Rxd8 25.Re1+/= ] 21.Rxd5 Qa7 22.Rbd1 [22.Rxe5 Qxe3 23.Rxe3 Ra7 24.Bxe7 Re8 25.Bc5 Rxe3 26.Bxe3 Rc7 27.a4 Nd7 28.axb5 axb5 29.Bd2+/= ] 22...Nc6 [22...Qxe3 23.fxe3 Ra7 24.Rd8+/- ] 23.Qc5 Rac8 [23...e6! 24.Qxa7 Rxa7 25.Rd6 Ne7 26.Bxe7 Rxe7 27.Be4= ] 24.Qxa7 Nxa7 25.Bxe7 Rfe8 26.Bc5 Nc6 27.Bg4 Rc7 [27...e4 28.Bxc8 Rxc8+/= ] 28.Rd7! Rcc8 29.R7d6 e4 30.Bxc8 Rxc8 31.Rxc6 Rxc6 32.Rd8+ Bf8 33.Bxf8 Kg8 34.Bb4+ Kf7 35.Rd6 Rxd6 36.Bxd6 Ke6 37.Bb4 Kd5 38.Kf1 Ke5 39.Ke2 1-0

(52) Akobian,Varuzhan (2617) - El Debs,Felipe de Cresce (2497) [D31]
Gibraltar Open (8), 31.01.2012
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 dxc4 5.a4 e6 6.e4 Bb4 7.Bxc4 Nxe4 8.0-0 Nf6 9.Qe2 0-0 10.Rd1 Nd5 11.Rd3 Nd7 12.Bg5 f6 13.Bd2 Re8 14.Re1 Nf8 15.h4 [15.Nxd5 cxd5 16.Bxb4 dxc4 17.Rc3 Ng6=/+ ] 15...Bd7 16.h5 Bd6? [>=16...h6 17.Qd1 (17.Nh4 Bxc3 18.bxc3 e5 19.dxe5 Rxe5 20.Re3= ) 17...a5 18.Nh4 Kh8 19.Ng6+ Nxg6 20.hxg6 Bf8 21.Ne4~~ ] 17.Ne4 Nf4 18.Bxf4 Bxf4 19.g3! Bc7 [19...Bh6 20.Nd6 Re7 21.Nh4 g6 22.Nxb7 Qc7 23.Nc5+/- ] 20.h6 g6 21.Qd2 f5? [21...Kh8 22.Nc5 Bc8 23.Rde3= ] 22.Qc3 [22.d5!! fxe4 23.dxe6 Rxe6 24.Rxe4+- ] 22...Ba5 [22...fxe4 23.d5 Qe7 24.dxe6 Bxe6 25.Rxe4+- ] 23.b4! Bxb4 24.Qxb4 fxe4 25.Rxe4 Re7 26.Qxb7 Qb8 27.Rb3 Qxb7 28.Rxb7 Kf7 29.Ne5+ Ke8 30.Rf4 a5 31.Rb3 g5 32.Rg4 c5 33.dxc5 [>=33.Rxg5 cxd4 34.Rf3 Bxa4 35.Rg8+- ] 33...Bxa4 34.Ra3 Nd7 35.Rxg5 Nxe5 36.Rg8+ Kf7 37.Rxa8 Bc6 38.Rh8! Nxc4 39.Rxh7+ Kg8 40.Rxe7 Nxa3 41.Rxe6 Bd5 42.Rd6 Be4 43.c6 Nb5 44.Rd8+ Kh7 45.c7 1-0

(53) Akobian,Varuzhan (2621) - Panchanathan,Magesh Chandran (2556) [E18]
Philadelphia Open (6), 07.04.2012
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Be7 6.0-0 0-0 7.Nc3 Ne4 8.Bd2 f5 9.Qc2 Bf6 10.Rad1 Nxc3 11.Bxc3 Be4 12.Qb3 d6 13.Ne1 Bxg2 14.Nxg2 Qe8 15.Rfe1 Qf7 16.Qa4 Qd7 [16...Nd7 17.Qc6 Rac8 18.Nf4+/= ] 17.Qc2 d5 18.Nf4 a5 19.cxd5 exd5 20.Rc1 Nc6 21.Bd2! Nxd4 22.Qxc7 Qxc7 [22...Qb5 23.a4 Qxa4 24.Nxd5 Qb5 25.Qc4 Qxc4 26.Rxc4 Nb3 27.Bc3+/= ] 23.Rxc7 Be5 24.Rb7 [24.Rd7 Rad8 25.Rxd5 Bxf4 26.Rxd8 Rxd8 27.Bxf4 Ne6 28.Be3 b5 29.Rc1+/- ] 24...Bxf4 25.Bxf4 Rae8 26.Be3! [26.Kf1 Rf6 27.Rd7 Rfe6+/= ] 26...Re4 [26...Nc2 27.Rc1 Nxe3 28.Rcc7 Rf6 29.Rxg7+ Kf8 30.Rxh7 Kg8 31.fxe3 Rxe3 32.Kf2 Rfe6 33.Rhd7 Rxe2+ 34.Kf3 R6e3+ 35.Kf4+/- ] 27.Bxd4 Rxd4 28.e3 Rc4 29.Rd1 Rd8 [29...d4 30.b3 Rb4 31.Rxd4 Rxd4 32.exd4+/- ] 30.Rxb6 d4 31.Rd3 Rd5 32.Kg2 h6 [32...dxe3 33.Rxd5 e2 34.Rb8+ Kf7 35.Rxf5+ Ke6 36.Rxa5+- ] 33.Rxd4 Rdxd4 34.exd4 Rxd4 35.Rb5 Ra4 36.a3 g6 37.Kf3 Kf7 38.Ke3 Kf6 [38...Re4+ 39.Kd3 a4 40.Rb4+- ] 39.Kd3 Kg5 40.f3 Kf6 41.Rc5 1-0

(54) Akobian,Varuzhan (2625) - Seirawan,Yasser (2643) [D37]
ch-USA 2012 Saint Louis USA (1), 08.05.2012
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Nbd7 5.Bf4 dxc4 6.e3 Nd5 7.Bxc4 Nxf4 8.exf4 Bd6 9.g3 0-0 10.0-0 b6 11.Re1 Bb7 12.d5 exd5 13.Bxd5 Bxd5 14.Qxd5 Nf6 15.Qc6 Qd7 16.Qxd7 Nxd7 17.Nb5 Nf6 18.Rac1 Rfc8 19.Rc6 Kf8 20.Rec1 Rd8 21.Nxc7 Rab8 [21...Bxc7 22.Rxc7 ] 22.a3 a5 23.Kg2 Ne4 24.R1c4 Nc5 25.b4 [25.Nd5! Nd3 26.Rd4 Nxb2 27.Nxb6+- ] 25...axb4 26.axb4 Bxc7 27.Rxc7 Ne6 28.Ra7 Ra8 29.Rxa8 Rxa8 30.Rc6 [30.f5 Nd8 31.Ne5+/- ] 30...Rb8 31.Ng5 Nd8 32.Rc7 h6 33.Nf3 Rb7 34.Rc8 Ke7 35.Ne5 Ne6 36.b5 Nc7 37.Nc6+ Kd6 38.Rd8+ Kc5 39.Rd7 Kxb5 40.Nd8 Ra7 [40...Rb8 41.Nxf7 Ne8 42.Ne5 ] 41.Rxf7 g6 42.g4 Ra8 43.Rxc7 Rxd8 44.Rh7 h5 45.f5 hxg4 [45...gxf5 46.Rxh5 Kc4 47.Rxf5 b5 48.h4 b4 49.Re5+/- ] 46.fxg6 Rg8 47.Rh6 [47.Rh5+ Kc6 48.Rg5 Kd6 49.Kg3 Ke6 50.Kxg4+- ] 47...Kc4 48.Kg3 b5 49.Kxg4 b4 50.Kg5 b3 51.Rh4+ Kc5 52.Re4 b2 53.Re1 Rb8 54.Rb1 Kd6 55.g7 Ke7 56.Rxb2 1-0

(55) Hess,Robert L (2635) - Akobian,Varuzhan (2625) [B12]
ch-USA 2012 Saint Louis USA (7), 15.05.2012
[GM Akobian]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Nbd2 Nd7 6.Nb3 Ne7 7.c3 Bg4 8.h3 Bh5 9.Be3 Nf5 10.Bd3 Nxe3 [10...Nh4 11.g4 Ng2+ 12.Kd2 Bg6=/+ ] 11.fxe3 f6 12.exf6 gxf6 13.g4 Bf7 14.Qe2 Qc7 [14...a5! 15.0-0-0 a4 16.Nbd2 a3=/+ ] 15.0-0-0 0-0-0 16.Kb1 a5! 17.Qc2 e5 [>=17...a4 18.Nbd2 a3 19.b3 Bh6=/+ ] 18.dxe5 fxe5?! [18...Nxe5 19.Nxe5 fxe5 20.Bxh7 a4 21.Nd2 a3 22.Bf5+ Kb8 ] 19.Bxh7 a4 20.Nbd2 Be7! 21.h4 a3 22.Ng5 Bg8 23.Bxg8 Rdxg8 24.Ndf3 [24.c4 axb2 25.cxd5 cxd5 26.Qxb2 Kb8= ] 24...e4=/+ 25.Nd4 Ne5 26.Nf5 Bxg5?! [26...axb2! 27.Qa4 Kb8 28.Qd4 Nxg4 29.Ne6 Qd7 30.Nxe7 Qxe7-/+ ] 27.hxg5 Rxh1 28.Rxh1 axb2 29.Qxb2?! [29.g6 Nxg6 30.c4= ] 29...Kb8 30.Rh6 Nc4 31.Qh2 [31.Qb4 c5 32.Qa4 Qe5 33.Kc2 Rg6!! 34.Qxc4 dxc4 35.Rxg6 Qh2+-+ ] 31...Qxh2 32.Rxh2 Rxg5 33.Rh4 Ne5 34.Nh6 Rg6 35.Kc2 Ka7 36.Kb3 Kb6 37.Kb4 c5+ 38.Kb3 Ka5 39.Rh5 Rb6+ 40.Kc2 Nc4 41.Nf5 Rb2+ 42.Kd1 Rxa2 43.Ke1 Rg2 44.Rg5 Ne5 45.Rg7 b5 46.Ne7 Rxg4 47.Rxg4 Nxg4 48.Nxd5 Ka4 49.Nb6+ Kb3 50.Nd7 Kxc3 51.Nxc5 Nf6 52.Ke2 b4 53.Kd1 Kc4 54.Na4 Kd3 55.Nc5+ Kxe3 56.Kc2 Nd5 57.Kb3 Kf3 58.Kc4 e3 59.Nd3 e2 60.Ne1+ Kf2 61.Nd3+ Ke3 62.Ne1 Nf4 63.Nc2+ Kd2 64.Nd4 Nd3 65.Nf3+ Kc2 66.Nd4+ Kd1 67.Nf3 Ne5+ 0-1

(56) Akobian,Varuzhan (2625) - Ramirez,Alejandro (2594) [A43]
ch-USA 2012 Saint Louis USA (8), 16.05.2012
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.d5 b5 4.Bg5 Ne4 5.Bh4 Bb7 6.a4 Qa5+ 7.Nbd2 bxa4 [7...Bxd5 8.axb5+/- ] 8.c3 f5 [8...Nxd2 9.Qxd2 d6 10.e4+/- ] 9.Rxa4 Qb6 10.Nc4 [10.Nxe4 fxe4 11.Rxe4 Qxb2 12.Re3 a5 13.Ne5 Qa2+/= ] 10...Qh6 11.e3 [>=11.Ne3 e6 12.g4+/- ] 11...g5 12.Bg3 Nxg3 13.fxg3 Bg7 [13...g4 14.Nh4 e6 15.dxe6 dxe6 16.Qb3 Bc8 17.Rxa7 Rxa7 18.Qxb8 Ra1+ 19.Kf2+/- ] 14.Na5! Bc8 15.g4 fxg4 16.Rxg4 0-0 17.Bd3 Kh8 [17...d6 18.Rxg5 Kh8 19.h4 (19.0-0 Rxf3 20.Qxf3 Qxg5 21.Qe4 Qh6 22.Qxe7 Nd7 23.Nc4+/- ) 19...Bf6 20.Kd2+/- ] 18.0-0 d6 19.Nxg5 Bf6 [19...Bxg4 20.Rxf8+ Bxf8 21.Qxg4 Qg7 22.Bxh7+- ] 20.Rg3 [20.Ne6! Bxe6 21.dxe6 Qxe3+ 22.Kh1 Qxe6 23.Bxh7 Kxh7 24.Qd3++- ] 20...Bxg5 21.Rxf8+ Qxf8 22.Rxg5 Nd7 23.Bxh7 [23.Qh5 Nf6 24.Qh4+- ] 23...Qh6 24.Rg3 Nf6 25.Bc2 Bg4 26.Qe1 Rg8 27.h3 Bxh3 28.Rxg8+ Kxg8 29.gxh3 Qxh3 30.Bd1 [>=30.Qf2 Ng4 31.Qf4 Nxe3 32.Be4+- ] 30...Ng4 31.Bxg4 Qxg4+ 32.Kh2 Qh5+ 33.Kg1 Qg5+ 34.Kf2 Qxd5 35.Ke2 Qh5+ [35...Qa2 36.Qg3+ Kf7 37.Qf4+ Ke8 38.Nc4 d5 39.Qb8+ Kf7 40.Ne5++- ] 36.Kd2 c4 37.b4 cxb3 38.Nxb3 Qd5+ 39.Kc2 Qe4+ 40.Kb2 Kf7 41.Qd2 Qc4 42.Qd4 Qe2+ 43.Nd2 Ke8 44.Kc2 Qa6 45.Qc4 Qb6 46.e4 Kd8 47.Nb3 Qf2+ 48.Kb1 Qb6 49.Ka2 Kd7 50.Nd4 a6 51.Qa4+ 1-0

(57) Kaidanov,Gregory S (2594) - Akobian,Varuzhan (2625) [E55]
ch-USA 2012 Saint Louis USA (11), 19.05.2012
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nf3 c5 7.0-0 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Nbd7 9.a3 Bxc3 10.bxc3 b6 11.Re1 Bb7 12.Bd3 Ne4 13.Bb2 f5 14.c4 Qe7 15.a4 a5 16.Rb1 [16.Nd2 Nxd2 17.Qxd2 Qg5 18.f4 Qg6 19.d5 exd5 20.cxd5 Bxd5 21.Bb5 Bc6 22.Rad1 Bxb5 23.axb5 Nf6=/+ ] 16...Rad8 17.Ba1 Rf6 18.d5 [18.Bf1 Rg6 19.g3 Rc8= ] 18...Rg6 19.Bxe4 fxe4 20.d6 Rxg2+ 21.Kxg2 [21.Kh1 Qf7 22.Kxg2 exf3+ 23.Kh1 Be4 24.Rg1 e5 25.Rc1 Qe6=/+ ] 21...exf3+ 22.Kh1 Qh4 23.Rg1 e5 24.Qd2 Be4 25.Rbc1 Re8 26.Rg3 Re6 27.Rcg1?? [27.h3 Rg6 28.Kh2 Rxg3 29.fxg3 Qf6=/+ ] 27...Rh6! 28.Rxg7+ Kf8 29.Rg8+ Kf7 30.R1g7+ Kf6 31.Kg1 Qxh2+ 32.Kf1 Rg6 33.Rxg6+ hxg6 0-1

(58) Akobian,Varuzhan (2624) - Molner,Mackenzie (2489) [E10]
USA tt ICC INT (3), 17.09.2012
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 b5 5.Bg5 exd5 6.cxd5 h6 7.Bxf6 Qxf6 8.Qc2 Be7 9.e4 Qg6 10.Nbd2 Na6 11.Bxb5 Rb8 12.Qa4 Qb6 13.Be2 Qxb2 14.0-0 Qb4 15.Qc2 Qb2 16.Qd1 0-0 17.Nc4 Qb7 18.d6 Bd8 19.e5 Nb4 20.Rb1 Qa8 21.a3 Nc6 22.Qd3 Ba6 23.Qf5 Rxb1 24.Rxb1 Na5 25.Nfd2 Qd5 26.Ne3 Qxd2 27.Bxa6 c4 28.Nxc4 Nxc4 29.Bxc4 Bb6 30.g3 Qd4 31.Bb3 Qc3 32.Kg2 Qc6+ 33.Kh3 Qc3 34.a4 Qd2 35.Kg2 Qe2 36.Bd5 Qd2 37.Bc4 Qc3 38.Qf4 Qc2 39.Rc1 Qg6 40.Rc3 Kh8 41.Rf3 f6 42.Bd3 Qf7 43.Qf5 g6 44.Qe4 f5 45.Qh4 Kg7 46.Bc4 Qe8 47.Qe7+ Qxe7 48.dxe7 Re8 49.Rd3 Rxe7 50.f4 Bc7 51.Bb5 Bb6 52.Bxd7 h5 53.Kf3 Kf8 54.Rd5 Kg7 55.h3 Rf7 56.a5 Bc7 57.e6 Re7 58.Ke3 Kf6 59.h4 Rh7 60.Rc5 Bd8 61.Kd3 Rh8 62.Rc8 Kg7 63.Ra8 Be7 64.Rxa7 Rb8 65.Rc7 Rb3+ 66.Rc3 Rb1 67.Rc4 Rd1+ 68.Kc2 Rd6 69.Ra4 Ra6 70.Kb3 Kf6 71.Kc4 Bd8 72.Kb5 Ra7 73.a6 Ke7 74.Rc4 Kd6 75.Rc6+ Ke7 76.Rc8 Bc7 77.Re8+ Kf6 78.Bc6 1-0

(59) Akobian,Varuzhan (2624) - Bhat,Vinay S (2511) [D13]
USA tt ICC INT (9), 31.10.2012
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 cxd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bf4 Nh5 7.Bd2 Nf6 8.e3 e6 9.Ne5 Nxe5 10.dxe5 Nd7 11.f4 Nc5 12.b4 Ne4 13.Nxe4 dxe4 14.Qc2 Bd7 15.b5 f5 16.exf6 Qxf6 17.Rd1 Qf5 18.Qc7 b6 19.Be2 Qc5 20.Qb7 Qd5 21.Qa6 Rc8 22.Bc3 Qc5 23.Bd4 Qb4+ 24.Kf2 Rc7 25.Rc1 Bc8 26.Rxc7 Bxa6 27.bxa6 Bd6 28.Rc8+ Kf7 29.Rxh8 Bxf4 30.Rc1 e5 31.Rc7+ Kg6 32.Bc3 Qb1 33.Rg8 Bxe3+ 34.Kxe3 Qc1+ 35.Kxe4 Qc2+ 36.Bd3 Qxg2+ 37.Kxe5+ Kh6 38.Rgxg7 Qxh2+ 39.Kd5 Qh5+ 40.Be5 Qh1+ 41.Kd6 1-0

(60) Akobian,Varuzhan (2616) - Kaidanov,Gregory S (2593) [D28]
US Championship (9), 12.05.2013
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 a6 4.e3 Nf6 5.Bxc4 e6 6.0-0 Nbd7 7.Qe2 b5 8.Bd3 c5 9.a4 b4 10.Nbd2 Bb7 11.a5 Be7 12.Nb3 cxd4 13.exd4 0-0 14.Bf4 Nh5 15.Bd2 Ndf6 16.Rfc1 Nd5 17.Qe5 Ndf6 18.Qc7 Bd5 19.Qxd8 Rfxd8 20.Bc4 Bb7 21.Ne5 g6 22.Bg5 Rdc8 23.Be2 [23.Bf1+- ] 23...Nd5 24.Bxe7 Nxe7 25.Rxc8+ Bxc8 26.Nc5 Nf4 27.Bf1 f6 28.Nc4 Nc6 29.Nb6 Rb8 30.Nxc8 [30.g3 Nd5 31.Nxc8 Rxc8 32.Nxe6 Kf7 33.Bxa6+- ] 30...Rxc8 31.Bxa6 Ra8 32.Ra4 Ra7 33.g3 Nd5 34.Bb7 Nxa5 35.Bc8 Nc7 36.Nxe6 Kf7 37.Nxc7 Rxc7 38.Ba6 Rc1+ 39.Kg2 Nc6 40.d5 Ne7 41.Rxb4 Nf5 [41...Nxd5 42.Bc4 Ke6 43.Bb3 Rc5 44.Rd4 Ke5 45.Rxd5+ Rxd5 46.Bxd5 Kxd5 ] 42.Rb7+ Kg8 43.Bd3 Nd6 44.Rb6 1-0

(61) Akobian,Varuzhan (2609) - De Firmian,Nick E (2530) [A61]
National Open (5), 09.06.2013
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Nc3 g6 7.Bf4 a6 8.a4 Bg7 9.e3 0-0 10.Be2 Qe7 11.Nd2 Nbd7 12.0-0 Ne5 13.h3 Ne8 14.Bg3 f5 15.Qc2 Nf6 16.Bh4 Qc7 17.a5 Bd7 18.Qb3 Be8 19.f4 Nf7 20.Nc4 Bd7 21.Bf3 Rae8 22.Rae1 h6 23.Bg3 Ne4 24.Nxe4 fxe4 25.Bg4 h5 26.Bxd7 Qxd7 27.f5?! [27.Bh4 Nh6 28.Bg5 Nf5 29.Rb1 h4 30.Qc2 Qf7 31.Rfd1+/= ] 27...gxf5 28.Qd1?! [28.Nb6 Qb5 29.Qxb5 axb5 30.Nd7 Ne5 31.Nxf8 Rxf8~~ ] 28...h4 29.Bxh4 [29.Bf4 Ne5 30.Nxe5 Bxe5 31.Qh5~~ ] 29...Ne5 30.b3?! [30.Nxe5 Bxe5=/+ ] 30...Nd3 31.Bg3 [31.Re2 f4-/+ ] 31...Nxe1 32.Rxe1 Rf6 33.Rf1 Bf8?! [33...Ref8-/+ ] 34.Bh4 Rg6 35.Qh5 Qg7 36.Rf2 Be7 37.Bxe7 Rxe7 38.Qxf5 Rg5 39.Qc8+ Kh7 40.Nxd6 Rxd5 [40...Qa1+ 41.Rf1 Rxg2+ 42.Kxg2 Rg7+ 43.Qg4 Qb2+ 44.Rf2 Rxg4+ 45.hxg4 Qxb3 46.Nxe4 Qxd5 47.Kf3 ] 41.Nf5 Rd1+ 42.Kh2 Qe5+ 43.Ng3 Rg7 44.Rf4 Qg5 45.Rg4 Qf6? [45...Rd8 46.Qe6 Qe7 47.Rxg7+ Qxg7 48.Nxe4+/= ] 46.Nxe4 Qe5+ 47.Rf4 Re1 48.Nf6+ Kh6 49.Qh8+ Kg6 50.Ng4 1-0

(62) Mikhalevski,Victor (2550) - Akobian,Varuzhan (2609) [A06]
National Open (6), 09.06.2013
[GM Akobian]

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c6 3.Bg2 Bg4 4.0-0 Nd7 5.d3 Ngf6 6.Qe1 e5 7.e4 dxe4 8.dxe4 Qc7 9.Nbd2 Bc5 10.Nh4 0-0 11.Nc4 Rfe8 12.a4 a5 13.h3 Be6 14.Qe2 b5 15.Ne3 Qb6 16.axb5 cxb5 17.Nd5 Bxd5 18.exd5 g6 19.Be3 Bxe3 20.Qxe3 Qxe3 21.fxe3 e4 22.Rfd1 b4 23.g4 Re5 24.Rd4 Nb6! 25.d6 Rc8 26.Rf1 Kg7 27.Rf2 h5 28.Rxf6 Kxf6 29.Bxe4 hxg4 30.hxg4 Rd8 31.Nf3 Re6! 0-1

(63) Akobian,Varuzhan (2610) - Zapata,Alonso (2530) [E60]
Castle Grand Prix (3), 17.09.2013
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 d6 4.e4 e5 5.d5 Nh5 6.Be3 Be7 7.Qd2 f5 8.exf5 gxf5 9.g3 0-0 10.Nc3 Na6 11.Bh6 Ng7 12.0-0-0 Bd7 13.Nh3 Nc5 14.Nf2 Na4 15.Nxa4 Bxa4 16.Re1 Rf6 17.Be3 c5 18.f4 Rg6 19.g4! exf4 20.Bxf4 Bd7 21.Bd3 Bh4 22.Kb1 Qf8 23.Bg3 Bg5 24.Qc2 fxg4 25.Rhf1 Qd8 26.Bxg6 hxg6 27.Qd1 b5 28.Nxg4 bxc4 29.h4 Bf5+ 30.Ka1 Bf6 31.Nxf6+ Qxf6 32.Qc1 Nh5 33.Bh2 Qxh4 34.Bxd6 Bd3 35.Rh1 Qd4 36.Be5 Qxd5 37.Qh6 Kf7 38.Bc3 1-0

(64) Robson,Ray (2628) - Akobian,Varuzhan (2612) [B12]
World Open (5), 05.07.2013
[GM Akobian]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 Nd7 6.0-0 Ne7 7.Nbd2 Nc8 8.b3 a5 9.c4 a4 [9...Be7 10.Bb2 0-0 11.a3 (11.a4 Ncb6= ) ] 10.bxa4 Be7 [10...Ncb6 11.Qb3 dxc4 12.Nxc4 Nxc4 13.Bxc4 Nb6 14.Bd2 Rxa4=/+ ] 11.Qb3 Ra7 12.cxd5 exd5 13.Bd3 Bxd3 14.Qxd3 Rxa4 15.Re1 Nf8 16.Nf1 Ne6 17.Ng3 Qa5 18.Bd2 Qa6 19.Qxa6 Rxa6 20.Reb1 [20.a4 ] 20...b5 21.a4 bxa4 22.Nf5 0-0 23.Rb8 g6 24.Nh6+ [24.Rxc8 gxf5 ] 24...Kg7 25.Ng4 Rd8 26.Bh6+ Kg8 27.h4 a3 28.Rb7 Rb6 29.Rxe7 Nxe7 30.Rxa3 Rb7 31.Ra6 Nf5 32.Rxc6 Nexd4 [32...Nxh6 33.Nxh6+ Kg7 34.Ng4 h5 35.Ne3 (35.Nf6 Rb4 ) 35...Rb1+ 36.Kh2 Rb4 37.Nc2 Rc4 38.Rxc4 dxc4-+ ] 33.Nxd4 Nxd4 34.Rd6 Ne6 35.Nf6+ Kh8 36.Rxd8+ Nxd8 37.Nxd5 Rb5 38.Nf6 Rxe5 39.g4 Ne6 40.Kg2 Rb5 41.f4 [41.Bd2 Kg7 42.Bc3 Rb3 43.Nd5+ (43.Be5 Nf4+ 44.Kg1 Nd3 45.Bd4 Rb4 46.Bc3 Rc4-+ ) 43...Kf8-+ ] 41...Nc7 42.h5 Rb6 43.g5 [43.Bg5 h6 44.Bh4 Ne6 ] 43...Ne6 44.Kf3 Rb4 45.Ne4 Nd4+ 46.Kg4 Nf5 47.hxg6 hxg6 48.Ng3 [48.Kf3 Nh4+ (48...Nxh6 49.gxh6 Rb3+ 50.Kf2 Rb6-+ ) 49.Ke3 f5 50.Nf6 Ng2+ ] 48...Nxh6+ 49.gxh6 f6 50.Kf3 Kh7 51.Ne4 Rb6 52.f5 gxf5 53.Ng3 Rb3+ 54.Kf4 Rxg3 55.Kxg3 Kxh6 56.Kf3 Kg5 0-1

(65) Kekelidze,Mikheil (2520) - Akobian,Varuzhan (2625) [E20]
USCL Week 4, 19.09.2013
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.g3 0-0 5.Bg2 d5 6.Nf3 c6 7.0-0 Nbd7 8.Nd2 [8.Qd3 b6 9.a3 Bxc3 10.Qxc3 Ba6 11.b3 Rc8 12.Bb2 c5= ] 8...Re8 [8...c5 9.dxc5 Nxc5 10.cxd5 exd5 ; 8...e5 9.dxe5 Nxe5 10.cxd5 Bxc3 11.bxc3 Nxd5 ] 9.e4 e5! 10.exd5 [10.dxe5 d4! 11.exf6 dxc3 12.Nb3 (12.Nb1 cxb2 13.Bxb2 Nxf6 ) 12...Qxf6 13.Rb1 Nb6 14.bxc3 Qxc3=/+ ] 10...exd4 11.Nce4 cxd5 12.cxd5 b6! 13.Qa4?! [13.d6 Rb8 14.Qa4 a5 15.a3 Bxd2 16.Nxf6+ Qxf6 17.Bxd2 Rf8~~ ] 13...a5! 14.Nxf6+?! [14.a3 Bb7! 15.axb4 axb4 16.Qxb4 Rxa1 17.Nb3 Ra8=/+ ] 14...Nxf6 15.Nf3 [15.a3 Bb7 16.Nb3 Bc5 17.Bg5 Bxd5 18.Bxd5 Qxd5 19.Bxf6 gxf6-/+ ; 15.Nb3 Bd7 ] 15...Ba6 16.Rd1 d3 17.a3 [17.Bg5 h6-+ ; 17.Nd4 Bc4 (17...Re1+ 18.Rxe1 Bxe1 19.Be3 d2 20.Nf3 ; 17...Re2 ; 17...Ne4 18.Nc6 Qf6 ; 17...Ng4 18.Bf4 (18.h3 Nxf2 19.Kxf2 Qf6+ 20.Nf3 Re2+ (20...Bc5+ 21.Kf1 d2+ 22.Qc4 Bxc4# ) ) 18...Qf6 ) 18.Nc6 (18.Bg5 ) 18...Qd7 ] 17...Bc5-+ 18.Ne1 Qe7! 19.Bg5 [19.Bf3 Qxe1+ 20.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 21.Kg2 d2 22.Bxd2 Bf1+ 23.Kg1 Rxa1 ] 19...Qe2 [19...Bxf2+ 20.Kxf2 (20.Kh1 Bxe1 21.Rxe1 Qxe1+ 22.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 23.Bf1 Rxf1+ 24.Kg2 ) 20...Qc5+ ] 20.Rd2 [20.Qf4 Ng4 21.Rd2 Nxf2 22.Rxe2 Rxe2 23.Qa4 Nd1+ 24.Kh1 Rxe1+ 25.Bf1 Rxf1+ 26.Kg2 Ne3+ 27.Bxe3 Rxa1 28.Bxc5 d2-+ ] 20...Bxf2+ 21.Kh1 Qh5! [21...Qxe1+ 22.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 23.Bf1 Ne4 24.Kg2 Bc5-+ ] 22.Bxf6 [22.Rxf2 Ng4 23.Kg1 Qxh2+ 24.Kf1 d2+ 25.Nd3 Bxd3+ 26.Re2 Bxe2# ] 22...Bxe1 23.g4 Qh6 24.Rdd1 Bg3 25.h3 Qxf6 26.Rf1 Qd6 [26...d2 27.Rxf6 Re1+-+ ] 27.Rf5 d2 0-1

(66) Akobian,Varuzhan (2625) - Holt,Conrad (2540) [D13]
USCL Week 9, 23.10.2013
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bf4 Nh5 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bd2 e6 9.e3 Nf6 10.Ne5 Nxe5 11.dxe5 Nd7 12.f4 Be7 13.Qc2 a6 14.Rc1 0-0 15.Bd3 b6 16.Ne2 Bb7 17.b4 Rc8 18.Qb1 Rxc1+ 19.Bxc1 Bh4+ 20.g3 Be7 21.Nd4 Nb8 22.0-0 b5 23.a3 Nc6 24.Bb2 Qb6 25.Rc1 Rc8 26.Kf2 Nxd4 27.Bxd4 Qd8 28.Ke2 Kf8 29.Rxc8 Qxc8 30.Kd2 Qc6 31.h4 h5 32.Qd1 g6 33.g4 hxg4 34.Qxg4 Bd8 35.h5 gxh5 36.Qxh5 Bb6 37.f5 exf5 38.Qh8+ Ke7 39.Qf6+ Qxf6 40.exf6+ Ke6 41.Bxb6 Kxf6 42.Kc3 Ke5 43.Bc7+ Ke6 44.Kd4 f6 45.Kc5 Bc8 46.Bf4 d4 1-0

(67) Baramidze,David (2614) - Akobian,Varuzhan (2625) [C42]
World Team (7), 03.12.2013
[GM Akobian]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.dxc3 Be7 7.Bf4 0-0 8.Qd2 b6 9.0-0-0 Bb7 10.h4 Nd7 11.Nd4 Nc5 12.Re1 Bf6 13.Bb5 a6 14.Nc6 Qd7 [14...Qc8! 15.Bg5 axb5 (15...Qf5 16.Bxf6 Qxf6 17.Ne7+ Kh8 18.Bc6 Bxc6 19.Nxc6 Rfe8= ; 15...Re8 16.Bxf6 gxf6 17.Ne7+ Rxe7 18.Rxe7 axb5 19.Qf4 Ne4 20.f3 Rxa2 21.fxe4 Ra1+ 22.Kd2 Rxh1 23.Qxf6 Qf8 24.Qg5+ Kh8 25.Qf6+ Kg8= ) 16.Bxf6 Qg4 17.Ne7+ Kh8 18.Qg5 (18.f3 Rxa2 19.b3 Nxb3+ 20.cxb3 Rxd2 21.fxg4 Rxg2-/+ ) 18...Qxg5+ 19.hxg5 Bxg2 20.Rh2 Be4 21.Bd4 Rfe8 22.Bxc5 Rxe7 23.Bxd6 cxd6 24.f3 Rxa2 25.Rxe4 Rxe4 26.fxe4 Ra1+ 27.Kd2 Rg1 28.Rf2 Rxg5 29.Rxf7 h5=/+ ] 15.Ne7+ Qxe7 16.Rxe7 axb5 17.Rhe1! [17.Rxc7 Rxa2 18.b4 Ne4 19.Qe1 Ra1+ 20.Kb2 Rxe1 21.Rxe1 Nxc3 22.Rxc3 Bxc3+ 23.Kxc3 Bxg2= ] 17...Bxe7 18.Rxe7 Rxa2 19.Qe3 Ra1+ [>=19...Ne6 20.f3 Bd5 21.Bg3 h6= ] 20.Kd2 Bxg2? [20...Ne6 21.b3 Bd5 22.Qg3 Rg1 23.f3 Nxf4 24.Qxf4 Rxg2+ 25.Kc1 c6= ] 21.h5 [21.b4! Ne6 22.Bh6 gxh6 23.Qg3+ Kh8 24.Qxg2+- ] 21...Rh1! 22.h6 Rh3(+) 23.f3?! [23.hxg7 Rxe3 24.gxf8Q+ Kxf8 25.Rxe3 Ne6 26.Bh6+ Ke7 27.Rg3 Be4 28.f3 Bg6= ] 23...Rxf3 24.Qd4?? [24.Qg1 Rxf4 25.Qxg2 (25.hxg7 Kxg7 26.Qxg2+ Kh8 27.Qc6 Ne6 28.Qxb5 Rg8 29.Qd7 Rg2+ 30.Ke3 Rg3+ 31.Ke2= ) 25...g6 26.Qc6 Ne6 27.Rxe6 fxe6 28.Qxc7= ] 24...Rd3+ 25.Qxd3 Nxd3 26.cxd3 Rc8 27.Re3 Bd5 28.Rg3 g6 29.Bg5 Kf8 30.Re3 Be6 31.d4 d5 32.Re1 Ra8 33.Ke3 Ra2 34.Kf4 Rxb2 35.Ra1 Ke8 [35...f6! 36.Bxf6 Rf2+ 37.Ke5 Kf7-+ ] 36.Ra8+ Kd7 37.Rh8 Rf2+ 38.Kg3 Rc2 39.Rxh7 Rxc3+ 40.Kg2 Rh3 41.Rxf7+ Bxf7 42.Kxh3 Bg8 43.Kg4 b4 44.Bd2 b3 45.Bc3 Ke6 46.Kg5 Bh7 47.Bb2 c5 0-1

(68) Akobian,Varuzhan (2625) - Can,Emre (2519) [E60]
World Team (8), 04.12.2013
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 g6 2.c4 Nf6 3.f3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Ne2 a6 6.Nec3 c6 7.a4 a5 8.Be3 0-0 9.Na3 Na6 10.Be2 e5 11.dxe5 dxe5 12.Qxd8 Rxd8 13.Bb6 Re8 14.Bxa5 Nd7 15.Nc2 Bf8 16.Nb1 Nac5 17.Bb4 Rxa4 18.Rxa4 Nxa4 19.Bxf8 Nxf8 20.b3 Nc5 21.b4 Na4 22.Kf2 c5 23.bxc5 Be6 24.Nb4 Nxc5 25.Nc3 Nfd7 26.Ra1 Rc8 27.Ra7 Nb8 28.Ncd5 Kg7 29.Ra5 Nbd7 30.Ra7 Nb8 31.Ra5 Nbd7 32.Ra3 Rf8 33.Ke3 Rc8 34.Ra7 Kf8 35.Ra3 Kg7 36.Ra7 Kf8 37.g4 h6 38.h4 g5 39.h5 Nb8 40.Ra5 Nbd7 41.Bd1 Kg7 42.Bc2 Kf8 43.Ra7 Kg7 44.Nd3 Nxd3 45.Bxd3 Nc5 46.Bc2 Rc6 47.Ra5 Na6 48.Bd3 Nc5 49.Bc2 Na6 50.Bb3 Rc5 51.Ra4 Rc8 52.Ra5 Rc5 53.Ra3 Rc8 54.Kd2 Nc5 55.Bc2 Nd7 56.Bd3 Kf8 57.Ra5 Nc5 58.Kc3 Na6 59.Rb5 Nc5 60.Bc2 Bd7 61.Ra5 Be6 62.Nb6 Rc6 63.Nd5 Rc8 64.Kb2 Na6 65.Bb3 Rc5 66.Ra3 Bc8 67.Kc3 b5 68.Kd3 Nc7 69.Ra7 bxc4+ 70.Bxc4 Ne6 71.Nb6 Rc6 72.Nxc8 Rxc8 73.Bxe6 fxe6 74.Rh7 Ra8 75.Rh8+ 1-0

(69) Akobian,V (2625) - Mulyar,M (2423) [D45]
23rd North American Open 2013 Las Vegas USA (6.6), 28.12.2013
[GM Akobian]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.Bd3 0-0 8.0-0 dxc4 9.Bxc4 b5 10.Be2 Bb7 11.Rd1 Qc7 12.e4 e5 13.Bg5 exd4 14.Rxd4 Ne5 15.g3 Nxf3+ 16.Bxf3 Qe7 17.Rad1 Rad8 18.Be3 a6 19.Ne2 Rfe8 20.Nf4 Bxf4 21.Rxd8 Rxd8 22.Rxd8+ Qxd8 23.Bxf4 Qe7 24.Bg2 c5 25.f3 c4 26.Qd2 h6 27.Qd6 Qxd6 28.Bxd6 Ne8 29.Bb8 g5 30.Kf2 Ng7 31.Ke3 Ne6 32.Bd6 Kg7 33.Bh3 Bc8 34.f4 gxf4+ 35.gxf4 f6 36.Bg4 Bd7 37.h3 Kg8 38.Bf5 a5 39.Bg4 Kf7 40.a3 Bc6 41.h4 Nd8 42.f5 Kg7 43.Bc7 Nb7 44.Kd4 Kf7 45.Be2 a4 46.e5 fxe5+ 47.Kxe5 Be8 48.f6 Kf8 49.Bf3 b4 50.Bxb7 c3 51.bxc3 b3 52.Be4 1-0

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