[fen]rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq – 0 1[/fen][fen cal=Rc3e5]rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/4k3/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq – 0 1[/fen]Black has also tried 10…Na6, and after 11.Rac1 c5 12.Rfd1 Qc8 13.Be5!? (13.a3!?) 13…Rd8 (13…Ng4!? 14.Bh3 c4 15.Bf4 f5 is playable for Black and definitely better than the continuation) 14.Ng5! h6? (14…g6 was necessary) 15.Bxf6 Bxf6 16.Qh7+ Kf8 17.Nh3 Bxd4 18.Nf4 White had a winning initiative, Von Herman-Schilow, Germany 2007.


11.Rfd1 Rc8


Or 11…Ne4? 12.Nxe4 dxe4 13.Bxc7 Qe8 14.Ne5 Rc8 15.Bh3 (White is already clearly better and a pawn up) 15…f5 16.Qb3+ Kh8 17.Rac1 Nc5 18.dxc5 Rxc7 19.cxb6 Rxc1 20.Rxc1 axb6 21.Rc7 Ba6 22.Bf1 h6? 23.Rxe7!, and Black resigned, 1–0, Banchev-Dimitrov, Borovetz 2002; a miniature, but well-played in wasn’t.


12.Ne5 c6


Black decides to go for solid. The more aggressive 12…c5 is met by 13.e3! cxd4 14.exd4, and now 14…Bb4 15.Qa4 Bxc3 16.bxc3 Rxc3 17.Rdc1 Rxc1+ 18.Rxc1 is clearly better for White, e.g. 18…a6 19.Nxd7 Nxd7 20.Rc7 Bc8 21.Qc6 Nf6 22.Qxb6, and White is complete control