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Boris Gelfand vs Tomasz Markowski
Rubinstein Memorial (1998), Polanica-Zdroj POL, rd 8, Aug-25
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Glek Defense (E94)  ·  1-0



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Sep-14-05  Resignation Trap: <> The PGN of this game is wrong, and the Java Viewer isn't working. Black's 29th move should be 29...cxb5 .
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  plang: 19..Qxe5 was new; 19..dxe had been played previously. Just one move later Gelfand felt that Markowski made the key error 20..Qxg3? recommending 20..Nd7 instead with counterplay. This mistake allowed the pawn sacrifice 22 e5! giving White ironclad control of e4. 26..b6 27 Rd6..bxc 28 bxc..Nf8 29 Rxc6..Bb7 30 Rd6..Re8 31 Bd5..Bxd5 32 Rxd5 would have been a tougher defense though White would still have been clearly better. Black resigned because after 30..Rb8 31 Rdf2 he has no moves.
Sep-10-09  nolanryan: spectacular positional chess. i luv u gelfand
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  Everett: I never get tired of moves like 22.e5!
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  Everett: After the pawn sac, shouldnt black give it back by orchestrating Nf6 and free up his queen side pieces? I'm not saying it is a picnic but 23..Rf8 and 24..Nf6 at least allows the LSB and possibly the Ra8 into the game.
Jun-08-16  tigreton: It's amazing to see how White pieces are so active after e5, Ne4, c5 and Bc4. One more tempo for Black would have allowed him to play Ne5 blocking the e4 pawn and so the other White pieces. It's a clear case to say to your own pawn "get out of the way!"

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