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Boris Gelfand vs Loek van Wely
European Team Championship (2001), Leon ESP, rd 9, Nov-15
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Immediate Fianchetto (E60)  ·  1-0



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May-23-04  ConLaMismaMano: Brilliant game by Gelfand! The combination from move 30 onwards is great.
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  TheAlchemist: Another overlooked game, for either GotD or PotD
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  plang: Gelfand was sceptical of 10..Nb6?! recommending 10..Nc6 instead. 12..Rf7 was new; 12..Bd7 had been played previously. 18 dxc!? attempted to take advantage of the poor placement of the Black pieces. 22..b6 should have been considered. 24..Nd4 25 Rce1 would have been a better defense but White would still have had a clear edge. 27..Kg8 28 Rcd1!..Rxd1 29 f7+ would have been immediately decisive.

The concluding combination is quite attractive.

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