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Loek van Wely vs Emil Sutovsky
Dortmund Sparkassen 2005 (2005), Dortmund GER, rd 6, Jul-14
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Classical Variation (D86)  ·  1-0



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Jul-14-05  Badmojo: What was with 32. g5? It drops a pawn, then soon after Black gives back the exchange, and White is up 2 pawns all of a sudden.

Okay, the bishops are opposite now, but did Black have to get that desperate for the draw?

Jul-14-05  Badmojo: So close to a stalemate! What Black wouldn't give not to have a pawn about to Queen on a2.
Jul-14-05  Montreal1666: Sutovsky should have resigned After 38)Bc7.
Jul-15-05  isolatedpawn: Excellent Endgame executed by Loek Van Wely.
Jul-15-05  pantlko: what is happening to Airafloat open champion.....he is going down like the company itself......
Jul-15-05  Leviathan: Can anyone tell me how white wins after the last move (71.dxe7)?

I see the mate in 2 after 71.d7+ but after dxe7 it looks pretty much like a draw to me. Can somebody explain me?

Jul-15-05  pantlko: <Leviathan> 71......a1 Queen 72. Ba1 Kd7 after that white can easily promote e6 pawn to queen
Jul-15-05  Leviathan: Thanks <pantlko>. For some reason I thought the white king was in c7, so that the e6 pawn couldn't have been saved afterwards :)
Jul-15-05  pantlko: u r most wellcome......
Jul-15-05  DanRoss53: I don't see why any GM would play 1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 g6 3. ♘c3 d5 4. cxd5 ♘xd5 5. e4 ♘xc3 as Black; maybe I'm just anti-hypermodern.
Jul-15-05  jmcd2002: Van Wely's exchange sac is illustrative of how an offside piece (in this case the Na5) can be part of the compensation. Nice.
Jul-21-05  ReikiMaster: <Badmojo> please don't make it sound as if stalemate is a random occurrence! By the way, is there a precedent? I feel as if I've seen the first 40 odd moves before...
Sep-25-05  bigbear: The main question is why not 16...Bd7?As far as theory is concerned, This one the most important games of the year.
Jan-16-07  Shajmaty: <ReikiMaster: By the way, is there a precedent? I feel as if I've seen the first 40 odd moves before...> 20. f4, Qb6? 21. Qxb6! Ferreira - Luyks, Portugal 1992. Gligoric-Portisch, Nice ol 1974 followed 20. Be3 (instead of 20. f4), Rc8; 21. Bxa7, etc.

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