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Victor Bologan vs Jan Timman
Corus Group A (2004), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 5, Jan-15
French Defense: King's Indian Attack (C00)  ·  0-1



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Jan-22-04  wingednazgul: It may just be me but it appears that there is no game here--no moves at all are present.
Jan-22-04  Benjamin Lau: I can't see anything either. Maybe a score error that prevents mychess (default) viewers from seeing anything. Try another viewer, maybe it will work but you might see something weird.
Jan-22-04  ughaibu: It works on Sjkbase, though the moves dont appear (happens sometimes with this computer).
May-18-04  AdrianP: This is a nice game by Jan... it was good to see him come away with at least one win at Corus 2004. 2. d3 is an unusual response to the French but it does not seem to do to badly according to the Opening Explorer... anyone out there play this as White?
Jun-07-04  paradigmshift: Yes, AdrianP, this is the normal transposition if a King's Indian Attack player doesn't want to play against a French.

I might be wrong, but the thing I found unusual was not his playing d3 but his long delay playing e5, a very strong move which tends to cut blacks position in two. But I can't really second guess a player that strong!

Jul-12-04  themindset: altho it's odd, he doesn't play the KIA... he plays Be2 instead!

i've seen Kasparov play 2.Qe2 and then go into a KIA formation in a simul, quite successfully as you can imagine.

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  PawnSac: No one has posted the finish for the benefit of beginners, so..

White can't move the king without abandoning the pawn, and can defend it only from 1 square, therefore white has only 1 moveable piece.. the bishop. Black can attack the pawn from 2 squares. Black's last move threatens Bh5 to support the pawn push g5-g4.

The win is simple:
60. Bg4 (to keep blacks bishop out of h5, but alas, he will be forced to move it again after..) Ke2 61. Bd7 Bh5 62. Bb5+ Ke1 63. Bc4 g4 64. Bf1 g3 65. fxg3 f2+ 66. Kg2 Be2 67. Bxe2 Kxe2 68. g4 f1=Q+ 69. Kg3 Qf6

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