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Aleksey Dreev vs Evgeny Pigusov
FIDE World Championship Tournament (2001/02), Moscow RUS, rd 3, Dec-01
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Main Line (D37)  ·  1-0



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  plang: Game 1 of their third round match in the World Championship tournament; a draw in the second game clinched the match for Dreev who was then eliminated by Anand in the next round. Prior to this game 13 e4 had been the main line; 13 Qc2 was new. Dreev thought that 17..Qe7 would have been better with only a slight advantage for White. After the rooks left the board White had the dual advantage of the two bishops as well the pawn duo on e4 and f4. 33..g5 was very double-edged; in the Informant Dreev gave it a ! but in his book he gave it a ?. 35..hxg 36 Qxg5+..Kf8 would have been a tougher defense. White erred with 57 Qd4? but Black missed the response 57..Qh6+ 58 Kf2..Qh2+ 59 Kf1..Qxg3 with equality; instead after Pigusov's 57..Qc7 White retained his edge. Black missed another chance to escape with 63..Qb6+ 64 Qd2..Qh1+ 65 Kb2..Qxe4. Offering the exchange of queens with 65..Qd4?! was a questionable decision. 75..Nxa3 76 Bd3..a5 77 b5 would have been hopeless for Black.

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