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Michael Adams vs Peter Svidler
Groningen (1995), Groningen NED, rd 11, Dec-30
Pirc Defense: General (B07)  ·  0-1



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  Gypsy: If 34.bxc4, then 34...Nb2 33.Rc1 Rg6 and so on. There is no save, Svidler's knight and pawns play together too well. With moves such as 33...c5, 35...cxb3, 36...Nxf4, 40...g3, and 43...Ng6, this is a sublime finish.
Dec-01-04  drukenknight: How bad is your chess program? Try calling up this game on and asking it for white's 33rd move, and whites 34th move, and white's 35th move....
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  Gypsy: <¬†drukenknight: How bad is your chess program?> Lol. It depends how tired I am! (Presently, I do not use a program for analysis. It's an experiment; in time, I probably will use one.)

I did try to have a go at the site you give, but I could not get it to do any useful work for me. Perhaps my Mac is not up-to-date.

Btw, even though I am tired, I still do like Black play.

Dec-01-04  drukenknight: if you can get it to work, it keeps suggesting exf6+ which is impossible! it looks like there is something wrong w/ exchanging here for white. What if 32 Rg7+ and then he brings his N to d4?
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  Gypsy: <drukenknight> Aha. Given your description, I gather that the engine has an interesting 'feature' built in -- it must be thinking that White can take e.p.

You had me worried for the honor of humanity for a while; I thought that the program uncovered a simple clever recourse that Adams and Svidler (and I, of course) missed. But I was still drawing blanks.

As for your Rg7+ & Nd4 idea, it has good ingrediences. But White position will not suport it. (Black Nd3 clamps down on White position too much.) For instance, 32.Rg7+ Rxg7 33.hxg7 Rg8 34.Nd4 c5 ...

Dec-02-04  learnChess1980: why white no move at 26.b4 ??
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  Sneaky: 26.b4 Nd3+ and ...Nxb4
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  Gypsy: Thanks <Sneaky>. (My Mac crashed before I answered the question.)
Dec-02-04  learnChess1980: Thanks <Sneaky>.
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  Mateo: Beautiful finish: 35...cxb3!; 40...g3!; 43...Ng6!.

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