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Baadur Jobava vs Evgeny Bareev
"Baad to the Bone" (game of the day Dec-15-2008)
European Club Cup (2003), Rethymnon GRE, rd 7, Oct-04
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18)  ·  1-0



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Dec-15-08  whiteshark: Baad Education
Dec-15-08  eaglewing: Is 29. ... Ne4 the last error of Black?
Or could Black be saved even later? It seems to me 29. Ka4 Rb4+ 30. Ka3 Be5 31. Rb1 (Nd4 Bxd4 Rxd4 Rxd4) Reb8 should be fine for Black (give Nf6 for possible h6-h7). Or did I overlook something?
Dec-15-08  whiteshark: That isn't half baad.
Dec-15-08  ruelas007: Baad u r Jobava..
Dec-15-08  whiteshark: Evgeny got a baad break.
Dec-15-08  Samagonka: Must have been painful for Bareev to loose this one after employing such sacrificial tactics.
Dec-15-08  chesskingqph: Should it be 32. Kb3 if 32... Nd4+?
Dec-15-08  PinnedPiece: 22.Nf5! What a move. Great find. As a result, Black has to throw sand in the air trying to doesn't work.

Dec-15-08  WhiteRook48: Bareev went baad. Also wasn't Bareev that guy who lost to Karpov with 34. ... Ba7?????????
Dec-15-08  blueofnoon: They say Caro-Kann is the safe opening, but after seeing games like this I am not convinced.
Dec-15-08  PinnedPiece: <Whiteshark>

See Santa....

Santa Claus

Read carefully.

Good luck!

Dec-16-08  whiteshark: <PinnedPiece> Many thanks for the hint+link!!! I haven't realised it up until now.

<Read carefully> You mean there is a hidden code in the annoucement ??? :D

Feb-15-09  WhiteRook48: we should visit the Bone page
Oct-12-10  tommy boy: wow maybe taken from Running wild's "bad to the bone". Great game
Oct-12-10  bishop55: A very nice, artistic, Steinitz like finish.
Jan-16-11  Albertan: According to Jobava in New in Chess Magazine, every move he played in this game was preparation he had formulated at home before the game was even played!
Apr-05-11  mariusg: forgive me ladies and gentlemen. i am a patzer of distinctionable noteworthiness and i don't get any of it. anybody for a beer?
Dec-11-12  Goato: Having read the posts above I am not sure anyone really addressed what would happen after 15...Nxd5.

Glek vs J Willemze, 2003 saw 16.Ne4 Qb6 when white played 17.c4!? with just enough compensation to draw.

Playing around with this variation in Stockfish I think the thematic 17. g4!? appears much stronger (in fact after 16.Ne4 almost any logical response from black can be met with this move).

The eval jumps around around a lot so it can probably best be described as unclear. Stockfish eventually finds the computer defence of 17...Rae8 as best with an eval of +0.1.

A more natural looking variation might be 17...c4 18.g5 Ba3 19.b3 cxb3 20.axb3 hxg5 21.h6 g6 22.Bxg5 when white attack is looking far more potent than blacks.

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Jan-30-13  wordfunph: "It's nice to beat Bareev while sitting at home, fully relaxed, drinking a cup of coffee."

- GM Baadur Jobava

Source: NIC Magazine 2003/7

Feb-02-13  Drlmrx1: The game stops for me on error 20. Qf3, Nxe5
Which is obv an error but game stops.
Anyway to fix this.
Aug-07-14  siamesedream: Jobava about this game:

Oct-26-14  devere: 15...Nxd5 is the better way to capture for Black. After 16.Ne4 c4! Black is at least equal.

With 26...Bc7 instead of b5+ Black would have retained drawing chances.

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  fiercebadger: All theory down to the last move
Apr-03-20  bkpov: 29.Rb4+ 30.Ka3(forced)Be5(mate next move), to defend 31.Rb1 Rxb1 32. Rxb1 Rb8.33.Rxb8 Bxb8 Black knight will surely go for the advanced pawn but with open spaces for black bishop vs 2 knights, worth a fight. Or I am missing something.
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  plang: This game was the debut of the speculative pawn sacrifice 15 d5!? which has achieved some popularity. The disadvantage of 15..exd!? was that it grants White access to f5; 15..Nxd5 looks preferable. 19 Nxf7?..Bd6! would have backfired for White. 19 Qd2 would have been stronger when after 19..Ng8 20 Nxf7..Kxf7 the clever 21 h6! would have been very strong. 21..Nfg4 would not have worked after 22 Nxg4..Bxg5 23 Nxe5..Rxe5 24 f4!.

<bkpov: 29.Rb4+ 30.Ka3(forced)Be5(mate next move), to defend 31.Rb1 Rxb1 32. Rxb1 Rb8.33.Rxb8 Bxb8 Black knight will surely go for the advanced pawn but with open spaces for black bishop vs 2 knights, worth a fight. Or I am missing something.>

34 h7 wins the knight and leaves White with a winning endgame. Rohde gives 29..Rb4+ 30 Ka3..Be5 31 Rb1..Reb8 32 h7..Nxh7 33 Rxh7..Rxb1 34 Rxf7+..Ke8 35 Re7+ and wins.

Certainly a great fighting game.

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