White: Dr Alex
Black: Grandmaster Jose Fernandez Garcia
[ Notes by grandmaster Ian Rogers ]
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.0-0 Nb6 7.Nc3 0-0 8.d4 Nc6 9.d5 Na5 10.e4 c6 Black has lured White's pawns forward in order to undermine them with this move. However Davidovic is ready with a well prepared pawn sacrifice. 11.Bf4! cxd5 12.exd5 Bxc3!?
13.bxc3 Nxd5 14.Bh6 Re8 15.Qd4! Nf6 16.Qh4 Nc6 17.Rfe1 Bg4 18.Nd4! Rc8 19.Bg5 The pressure against Black's position is becoming unbearable so he tries for relief by returning his extra pawn. 19...Nxd4 20.cxd4 Qd7 21.Bxf6 exf6 22.Qxf6 Re6?! 23.Qf4 Bh3? 24.Bxh3! Rxe1+ 25.Rxe1 Qxh3 26.Re7 Black had believed this move to be impossible, forgetting that White's queen prevented 26...Rc1+. Now, forced into complete passivity, Black can do nothing to prevent the advance of White's passed d pawn. 26...Rf8 27.d5 Qc8 28.h4 b5 29.d6 Qc5 30.Qf6 a5 31.d7 Qd5 32.Qe5! Qd1+ 33.Kg2 Qd3 34.Qc5! The threat of 35.Re8 is unstoppable. A crushing defeat for the Spaniard. 1-0