Scheveningen 6.Bd3
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bd3
Black has two basic approaches. Classicalstyle with 6..Nc6 and Najdorfstyle with 6..a6. 6..Be7 is also playable and usually transposes.
I. 6..Nc6
7.Be3
Two options: (i) 7.Nb3 Be7 8.OO OO 9.f4 a6 10.Qf3 Qc7 with a normallooking Scheveningen position.
(ii) 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.OO Be7 9.f4 (9. Qe2 OO 10. Na4 d5 11. e5 Nd7 12. f4 Nc5 = ZapataAcosta, Bogota 1980) 9... OO 10. Kh1 Qc7 11. b3 Nd7 12. Qe1 Nc5 13. Bb2 Qd8 14. Be2 Bb7 15. Qd2 Bf6 16. Qe3 Nd7 17. Rad1 d5 was KristensenSax, Vejle 1994
7... Be7
(7... e5 is also playable)
8.f4
(8.OO OO 9.f4 Nxd4 10.Bxd4 e5 11.Be3 Ng4 12.Qf3 Nxe3 13. Qxe3 exf4 14. Qxf4 Bf6 15. Qd2 Be6 16. Nd5 Bxb2 17. Rab1 Bd4+ 18.Kh1 b6 19. c4 Be5 20. Qe3 Rc8 21. Rb3 g6 22. Ra3 Qd7 23. Be2 with advantage to Black in DuraoAndersson, Nice (Ol) 1974)
8... e5 9.Nxc6
(Pritchett doesn't mention 9. Nde2 a6 10. h3 b5 11. OO OO 12. a4 b4 13. Nd5 Nxd5 14. exd5 exf4 15. Rxf4 Ne5 16. Rxb4 a5 17. Rb3 Bg5 18. Bxg5 Qxg5 19. Bb5 Bf5 20. Rg3 Qd8 21. Qd2 Rc8 22. Nd4 Qb6 23. Qf2 Bg6 24. Nc6 Qc7 25. Rc3 Nxc6 26. Rxc6 Qd8 27. Re1 h6 28. c4 Rxc6 29. dxc6 Qc7 30. Qf4 Rc8 31. Kh2 10 SpasskyAndersson, Tilberg 1980)
9... bxc6 10. fxe5 dxe5 11. OO Ng4 12. Qf3 OO 13. Bc4 Nxe3 14. Qxe3 Bg5 was KrsekBrod, Hradek Karlove 1994.
II. 6..a6
7. OO
Options: (i) 7.f4 Nbd7 transposes to B82, 6.f4 a6 7.Bd3 Nbd7
(ii) 7.Be3 b5 8. a3 Bb7 9. OO Nbd7 10. f4 Be7 (10... Rc8) 11. Qf3 Rc8 12. Rae1 OO also transposes to B82, 6.f4 a6 7.Be3 b5 8.Qf3 Bb7 9.Bd3 Nbd7 10.a3 Rc8 11.00 Be7 12. Rae1 00
(iii) 7. Bg5 Be7 (transposes to a minor line of the Bg5 Najdorf, normally reached after 5..a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Bd3 Be7) now
(8. f4 h6 9. Bh4 Nxe4 10. Bxe7 Nxc3 11. Qg4 Qxe7 12. Qxg7 Qf8 13. Qxf8+ Rxf8 14. bxc3 Nd7 with an edge for Black, Emms)
(8. Qd2 Nc6 9. Nxc6 bxc6 = Emms)
(8. Qe2 b5 9. OOO Bb7 10. f4 Nbd7 11. e5 dxe5 12. fxe5 Nd5 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 (13... Nxc3=) 14. Nxd5 Bxd5 = Emms)
(8.00 OO 9. Re1 b5 isn't mentioned by Emms, but has scored well for Black)
Back to the main line:
7...Nbd7
Options: (i) 7... b5 is a line from the Kan. Play might continue 8. a4 b4 9. Na2 e5
(ii) 7... Qc7 8. f4 b5 9. a3 Bb7 10. Be3 Nbd7 11. Qf3 Nc5 12. Rae1 Be7 13. Kh1 OO 14. Bg1 Rfe8 15. Qh3 Bf8 16. Nf3 Nxd3 17. cxd3 h6 18. Rc1 Qd7 19. Bd4 e5 20. fxe5 dxe5 21. Bxe5 Qxh3 22. gxh3 Nd7 23. Bd4 Rad8 24. Ne2 f5 25. Ng3 fxe4 26. dxe4 Bxe4 27. Nxe4 Rxe4 28. Rc6 a5 29. Kg2 Be7 30. Bc3 b4 31. axb4 axb4 32. Re1 bxc3 33. Rxe4 cxb2 34. Re1 Bf6 35. Rd6 1/21/2 PonomariovKramnik, Cap d'Agde (rpd) 2003.
8. Kh1
Options: (i) 8. f4 transposes to 6.f4 a6 7.Bd3 Nbd7 8.00 b5
(ii) 8. Bg5 Be7 9. Kh1 (9. f4 Qb6 (9...Qc7 10. f5 Qc5 with an advantage to Black) 10. Bc4 e5 again with an advantage to Black) 9..00 looks ok.
(iii) 8. a4 b6 9. f4 Bb7 10. Qf3 (10. Qe2 Nc5! Emms) 10... Nc5 (10... g6 11. Nb3 Bg7 12. Qh3 Qc7 13. Be3 h5 (13... OO 14. f5 Rae8 = Emms) 14. Kh1 Ng4 15. Bg1 Nc5 was unclear in SemeniukRublevsky, Russia 1999) 11. Be3 Rc8 12. Rae1 Be7 13. Kh1 Qd7 14. Bg1 g6 = WesterinenKing, London 1988
8... b5 9. a3 Bb7 10. f4 Be7 11. Qe2
Options (i) 11. b4!? Anand notes that this is risky. It fixes the pawn structure in White's favor, as it lets him play a4, but it weakens the c4 square. 11..OO 12.Bb2 Rc8 13. Qe2 Nb6 14. e5 (14. a4!?) 14... dxe5 15. fxe5 Nfd5 16. Nxd5 (16.Nxe6 fxe6 17. Qh5 Rf5!! 18. Rxf5 g6! 19. Rg5 Bxg5 20. Bxg6 Rc7 is winning for Black, accding to Anand; 16. Ne4) 16... Bxd5 17. Rae1 Bc4 18. Nf3 (better 18. Qe4; Anand shows that 18. Bxh7+ doesn't work) 18... Bxd3 19. cxd3 Nd5?! (better 19... Qd5) 20. Qd2! Ra8 21. Nd4 Bg5 22. Qf2 Bh4 23. g3 Bg5 24. h4 Bh6 25. Kh2 Rc8 26. Bc1? (26. Nb3 =) 26... Rxc1 27. Rxc1 Ne3 28. Kh3 Nxf1 29. Rxf1 Qd5 30. g4 g6 31.Re1 Rc8 32. Nf3 Rc3 33. g5 Bf8 34. Re3 Rxa3 35. d4 Rxe3 36. Qxe3 Bxb4 37. Kg3 a5 38. Kf4 a4 39. Qc1 Qc4 40. Qb1 a3 01 AdamsAnand, EU Cup final 1993
(ii) 11.Qe1 Nc5 12. b4 Nxd3 13. cxd3 OO (13... Nd7 14. Be3 OO 15. f5 e5 16. Nb3 Rc8 17. Na5 Ba8 18. a4 StefanssonBologan, Eu Ch 2005) 14. Be3 Rc8 15. Nce2 Nd7 16. Qg3 Bf6 17. Rac1 Qe7 18. Qh3 g6 19. f5 exf5 20. exf5 Rxc1 21. Bxc1 Rc8 22. fxg6 hxg6 23. Bf4 Ne5 24. Qg3 Bg7 25. Bg5 Qd7 26. h3 Re8 27. Bf6 Bxf6 28. Rxf6 Qe7 29. Rf2 Kh7 30. Kh2 Rc8 31. Rf4 g5 32. Rf5 f6 33. Nf4 Rg8 34. Nfe2 Ng6 35.Rf2 Qe5 36. Nf5 Rd8 37. Ne3 Rf8 38. d4 Qxg3+ 39. Nxg3 Nf4 40. Ngf5 Rd8 41. g3 Nd3 42. Rc2 Rd7 43. d5 Kg6 44. Rc3 Ne5 45. g4 Kf7 46. Kg3 Kg6 47. h4 gxh4+ 48. Nxh4+ Kg5 49. Rc1 Rh7 50. Nhg2 Nc4 51. Nxc4 bxc4 52. Nf4 f5 53. Rxc4 fxg4 54. a4 Re7 55. Ne6+ Kf5 56. Rc7 Kf6 57. Rxe7 Kxe7 58. Kxg4 Bxd5 59. Nd4 1/21/2 SchmaltzShipov, Dos Hermanas Internet 2002
11... Qc7
(11... Nc5 12.b4 Nxd3 13. cxd3 OO 14. Be3 (equivalent is 14. Bd2) 14... Nd7 15. Rac1 Bf6 16. Rc2 Rc8 17.Rfc1 Nb8 18. Nb3 Qd7 19. Bd4 Bxd4 20. Nxd4 Nc6 21. Qf2 f5 22. Nce2 fxe4 23.dxe4 Nxd4 24. Qxd4 Rxc2 25. Rxc2 e5 26. fxe5 Qg4 27. Ng3 dxe5 28. Qg1 Rd8 29. Rc1 h5 30. Qb6 Rd2 31. Qe3 Rc2 32. Qb3+ Rc4 33. Rxc4 bxc4 34. Qxc4+ Kh7 35. Qf1 Bxe4 36. Nxe4 Qxe4 37. h3 Qg6 38. a4 e4 39. Qe2 Qf5 40. Kg1 a5 41. bxa5 Qc5+ 42. Kh1 e3 43. a6 Kh6 44. h4 Qd4 45. Kg1 Qd2 46. Kf1 Qc1+ 47. Qe1 Qc4+ 48. Qe2 Qc1+ 49. Qe1 Qc4+ 50. Qe2 Qc1+ 51. Qe1 Qc4+ 1/21/2 KostenSpraggett, Torcy Op 1991)
12. Bd2 OO 13. Rae1 Nc5
(13... Rad8 14.Qf3 Nc5 15. b4 Nxd3 16. cxd3 Rc8 17. Qh3 Qd7 18. f5 e5 19. Nf3 Rfe8 20. Nd1 Bd8 21. Bg5 d5 22. Nf2 dxe4 23. dxe4 Rc2 24. Bxf6 Bxf6 25. Ng4 Qe7 26. Qg3 Rc4 27. Rd1 Bc6 28. Rfe1 Kf8 29. Nd2 Rd4 30. Qc3 Bb7 31. Nxf6 Qxf6 32. Rc1 Rc8 33. Qe3 Rxc1 34.Rxc1 Qd6 35. Nf3 Rd1+ 36. Rxd1 Qxd1+ 37. Ng1 Qd4 38. Qxd4 exd4 39. Nf3 Bxe4 40. Nxd4 Ke7 41. Kg1 Kf6 42. g4 Kg5 43. h3 h5 44. gxh5 Bxf5 45. h6 gxh6 46. Kg2 Kf4 47. Ne2+ Ke3 48. Nc3 Kd4 49. Ne2+ Kc4 50. Kg3 Bd7 01 BiehmMarkowski, Polish Ch 2002)
14. Rf3
(14. b4 Nxd3 15. cxd3 Rfe8 16. g4 g6 17. f5 exf5 18. gxf5 Rac8 19. Rc1 Qd7 20. Qg2 Nh5 21. fxg6 hxg6 22. Nf5 Bf8 23. Nh6+ Bxh6 24. Bxh6 d5 25. exd5?? (25. Nxd5=) 25... Rxc3! time, but otherwise 01 anyway in GufeldChiburdanidze, New Delhi 1982)
14... Rfe8
(14... d5 15. e5 Nfe4 16.Rh3)
15. Rh3 g6 16. Nf3 e5
(16... Nfd7)
17. f5 d5 18. fxg6 fxg6 19. Ng5 d4?
(better 19... Nxd3 20. cxd3 d4=)
20. Bc4+ Kh8
(20... bxc4 21. Qxc4+ Kh8 22. Nf7+ Kg8 23. Nxe5+ Kh8 24. Bf4)
21. Nd5 Bxd5 22. Bxd5 Ra7 23. Nf7+ Kg8 24. Nd6+ Kg7 25. Nxe8+ Nxe8 26. Bh6+ Kh8 27. Rf1 Nf6 28. Rhf3 Qd6 29. Qf2 Ncd7 30. Ba2 Nxe4 31. Qe2 Nef6 32. h3 Ra8 33. Bd2 e4 34. R3f2?? Nh5 35. Bf4 Qxf4 36.Rxf4 Ng3+ 37. Kh2 Nxe2 38. Rxe4 Bd6+ 39. g3 Nxg3 was 01 in ThorsteinsonYanofsky 1964
