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Boris Gelfand vs Ye Jiangchuan
World Cup (2000), Shenyang CHN, rd 6, Sep-07
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Modern System (E97)  ·  1-0



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Mar-17-14  ralph46: Black is in ZUGWANG he has to move the bishop now g7 Bxg7 now white marches his king to the kingside and enters at the g6 point and black cannot do anything so he resigned
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  plang: Game 1 of their two game quarterfinal match in the World Cup tournament which Gelfand eventually won in the quick-play tie-breaks. 15..c6 had been played in Portisch-Xie Jun Marbella 1999 (drawn - not included in this database); fxe was new. Both sides aimed for the position after 26 Bxe4; Gelfand thought that Ye under-estimated White's winning chances. Black's problem was that his king was more exposed. Ye should have played 25..g5 blocking the White pawns. After 50..Kg7? the position was clearly winning; Gelfand thought that Black could have constructed a fortress after 50..Qf6 51 Kg4..Kg8. 55..Qe7+ 56 Be6..Bf6 57 Kd3..Kg7 58 Kc4..Kxg6 59 Kb5..Qg7 60 Ka6..Bc3 61 g5..Kxg5 62 Qxg7+..Bxg7 63 Kb7 would have won for White.

<ralph46: Black is in ZUGWANG he has to move the bishop now g7 Bxg7 now white marches his king to the kingside and enters at the g6 point and black cannot do anything so he resigned>

Gelfand said that he planned to relocate the bishop to the a4-e8 diagonal and then march his king to f5. If Black plays ..Ke7 them d8(Q)+ and Ke6.

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