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Pentala Harikrishna vs Emil Sutovsky
9th Essent Hoogeveen (2005), Hoogeveen NED, rd 4, Oct-27
English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Variation (A31)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Nov-07-05  aw1988: Draw of the year!
Nov-07-05  CeeFoR: Nice!
Nov-07-05  chesswonders: <aw1988> Topa Vs Anand at San Luis this year should qualify for that!
Nov-07-05  aw1988: Well, yeah, that too.
Nov-07-05  arifattar: Beautiful game. I enjoyed every bit when I was following it live.
Nov-07-05  aw1988: Oh dear. Did Sutovsky miss 14...Bxd2+, winning a rook?
Nov-07-05  Averageguy: <aw1988>Does that win a rook?
Nov-07-05  aw1988: Bxd2 Qxd2 (Kxd2?? Rd8) Qxf3 and Qxh1
Nov-07-05  Averageguy: <aw1988>14...Bxd2+ 15.Qxd2 Qxf3 16.Bg2 saves the rook and forces the queen back.
Nov-07-05  aw1988: Hmm. Oops. I thought Qxf3 was check. Just ignore my posts.
Nov-07-05  Averageguy: <aw1988> We all make mistakes. I pesonally value your kibitzing very much. For a real example of stupiduty on my behalf take a look at Shamkovich vs M Pein, 1987
Nov-07-05  aw1988: I tend to make more mistakes in analysis than others.
Nov-07-05  notsodeepthought: <aw1988: Draw of the year!> Well, I'll still take Svidler - Kasimdzhanov or Kasim - Topalov (both San Luis) - but this is a neat game too.
Nov-08-05  Averageguy: <aw1988> It's not good to put yourself down. You are a valued kibitzer who has often given extremely useful thoughts and analysis. A few mistakes changes nothing. Keep up the good work!
Nov-08-05  aw1988: I'm not exactly putting myself down, I was stating the truth. Analysis, if I don't really look into it, has at least one hole. I'm better at playing. Still, a bit of thorough analysis doesn't hurt. Thanks for the compliments, though.
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  chancho: <aw1988> being self critical of one's play, does help root out weaknesses in ones game.
Nov-09-05  aw1988: Well, actually the very nature of chess is of being critical. Questioning things is the only way to learn...
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  chancho: <aw1988> I agree.
Nov-10-05  chesswonders: <aw1988>, I disagree, questioning things is a way to learn, sure, but not the 'only' way to learn as you said; even if you are talking about chess only
Nov-10-05  aw1988: OK. Sorry about that, it's an exaggeration.
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  chancho: <chesswonders> Sure, there ARE other ways to learn the game, but the great Wilhelm Steinitz, said, and I quote,<"Chess is not for the faint hearted; it absorbs a person entirely. To get to the bottom of this game, he has to give himself to slavery. Chess is difficult, it demands work, serious reflection and zealous research.Only honest, impartial criticism leads to the goal.Unfortunately, many regard the critic as an enemy, instead of seeing in him a guide to the truth.">
Nov-11-05  chesswonders: <aw1988>, never needn't be sorry about that! <chancho>, thanks for that quote. Well of course, not all can dare to be slaves and hence there are very few grandmasters around :)
Nov-11-05  aw1988: sorry, sorry, sorry; really, sorry- sorry. sorry, sorry sorry, sorry. sorry. i apologize.
Nov-11-05  arifattar: Why not 22.Kd2?
Jan-17-08  GreenCastle: I've analyzed this and I can't find a significant mistake by either side... truly a thing of beauty :)

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