Ponziani Update 16

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Ponziani Update 16 [C44]
[David Taylor]

Ponziani Update #16 
by David Taylor

The game is
1/2-1/2 Stjazhkina,O-Sepman,Y/St Petersburg 2000 
Source: kasparov website 

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 f5 4.d4 [ 4.exf5! is better] 4...fxe4 5.Nxe5 Nf6 6.Bg5 d6 7.Nxc6 [ 7.Bxf6 Qxf6 8.Ng4 is one good alternative line] 7...bxc6 8.Nd2 d5 9.f3 exf3 10.Nxf3 Bd6 11.Be2?! [ 11.Qe2+! Qe7 ( 11...Kf7 12.0-0-0 Re8 13.Qc2 ( also 13.Qd2 could be tried with a possible follow up of: 13...h6 14.Bxh6 gxh6 15.Qxh6 Kg8 16.Bd3 Bg4 17.Qg5+ Kh8 18.Ne5 Be6 19.Qh6+ Kg8 20.Qg6+ Kh8 21.Nxc6 winning) 13...Kg8 ( 13...h6 14.Bh4 Rb8 15.Bd3 Kg8 16.Rhe1 big White advantage) 14.Bd3 h6 15.Bh4 Rb8 16.Rde1 Rxe1+ 17.Rxe1 c5 18.Bh7+ Kf8 19.Ne5 big White advantage) 12.Qxe7+ Kxe7 13.0-0-0 h6 14.Bh4 Bf4+ 15.Kc2 g5 16.Re1+ Kf7 17.Bg3 Bf5+ 18.Bd3 Bxg3 19.hxg3 Bxd3+ 20.Kxd3 some White advantage] 11...0-0 12.0-0 Qe8 13.c4 Ne4 14.Bc1 Bg4 15.c5 Be7 16.Ne5? [ 16.Be3 is better with mutual chances] 16...Rxf1+ 17.Qxf1 Bxe2 18.Qxe2 Bxc5 19.Be3 and now the kasparov website gives the = sign but actually Black is better [ 19.Be3 Bd6 20.Qa6 Bxe5 21.dxe5 Qxe5 22.Qxc6 Rd8 23.Bxa7 d4 24.Rd1 d3 25.Qc4+ Qd5 26.Qxd5+ Rxd5 27.Be3 c5 28.a4 c4 29.Kf1 c3 30.bxc3 Nxc3 31.Rc1 Nxa4 32.Ke1 Nb6 33.Kd2 Nc8 34.Rc3 Ne7 35.Bf4 Ng6 36.Bg3 1/2-1/2 Stjazhkina,O-Sepman,Y/St Petersburg 2000]