William Morrison
Glenn Bady

Baltimore vs. Philly IV

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Nbd7 8. Qf3 Qc7 9. O-O-O b5 10. Bd3 Bb7 11. Rhe1

11... b4 Morrison: This move only invites trouble. In fact, I got a wonderful position against the late Polish Grandmaster Aleksander "Wojo" Wojtkiewicz a tempo down. The game was played as part of a series of tournaments called the Grandmaster Challenge held at Fells Point Chess Club a few years ago. In the end, the game was drawn after he put up tenacious defense. Shabazz: An instructive game with a similar idea was seen in Chiburdanidze-Dvoirys. 11... Qb6 12. Nd5! exd5 13. Nc6 Bxc6 14. exd5+ Be7 15. dxc6 Nc5 16. Bxf6 gxf6 17. Bf5 Qc7 18. b4 Ne6 19. Qh5 Ng7 20. Bd7+ Kf8 21. Qh6 d5 22. Rxe7 Kxe7 23. Re1+ Kf8 24. Qxf6 Kg8 25. Re7 Rf8 26. Be6 Qxe7 27. Qxe7 fxe6 28. c7 h5 29. Qxf8+ Kxf8 30. c8=Q+ Kf7 31. Qxh8 1-0 Maia Chiburdanidze-Semen I Dvoirys/Tallinn 1980 (31) 11... Be7 12. Nd5!? Nxd5 (12... exd5 13. Nf5) (12... Bxd5 13. exd5 Nxd5 14. Rxe6!) 13. exd5 Bxd5 14. Qxd5! is also a well-known line and was recently played by Medina Parrilla in the All-Girls Championship. It's surprising that those playing the Najdorf do not know these lines. 11... h6!? 12. Qh3 12. Nd5 Qa5 13. Nb3 Qd8 14. Nxf6+ gxf6 15. Bh4

15... a5 Morrison: There is absolutely no time for a counterattack. Shabazz: 15... h5 needs to be played here and is very common. With black's pawn structure he cannot let white get his queen on h5. 16. Kb1 Rc8 17. Qe2 Qb6 is an alternative for black, but there is still a lot of danger. 16. Nd4 Be7 17. Qh5 Morrison: This threatens Ne6 which is difficult to guard against. 17... O-O 18. e5 f5 19. Bxf5 exf5 20. Bxe7 Qxe7 21. Nxf5 Shabazz: This game followed a common book line and there was not much white had to do but follow the themes. 1-0

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