Chapter 3: Drasius vs Waitzkin

Drasius came to face Waitzkin, and did not hesitate to use the Menorti tactic. But this time Drasius won hard and noted that his opponent was very calm despite having lost.

[White “Drasius”]
[Black “Waitzkin”]
[Result “1-0”]

1.b3 d5 2.h3 e5 3.c3 c5 4.Qc2 Nc6 5.d3 f5 6.Bb2 Nf6 7.Nd2 Be6 8.O-O-O Bd6 9.e4 O-O 10.exd5 Bxd5 11.Nc4 b5 12.Nxd6 Qxd6 13.Qd2 a5
14.c4 Bf7 15.f4 exf4 16.Ne2 a4 17.Qxf4 Qxf4+ 18.Nxf4 axb3 19.axb3 bxc4 20.bxc4 Nh5 21.Nxh5 Bxh5 22.g4 fxg4 23.Bg2 Rf3 24.hxg4
Bxg4 25.Rdf1 Raf8 26.Bxf3 Rxf3 27.Rxf3 Bxf3 28.Rg1 Nd4 29.Bxd4 cxd4 30.c5 g6 31.Rf1 Be2 32.Rf4 Bxd3 33.c6 Ba6 34.c7 Kg7 35.Rxd4
h5 36.Kd2 Bc8 37.Rd8 Bg4 38.Ke3 Kf6 39.Kf4 g5+ 40.Ke4 Bf5+ 41.Kd5 Ke7 42.Ke5 Bg4 43.Rh8 Kf7 44.Rxh5 Kg6 45.Rh8 Kf7 46.Kd6 Kg6
47.Rd8 Kf6 48.Rd7 Bxd7 49.Kxd7 g4 50.c8=Q Ke5 51.Qb7 g3 52.Qf3 g2 53.Qxg2 Kd4 54.Qf3 Ke5 55.Qe2+ Kd4 56.Kc6 Kc3 57.Kc5 Kb3
58.Qd2 Ka3 59.Kc4 Ka4 60.Qb4# 1-0

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