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Yuri Yakovich vs Baadur Jobava
Aeroflot Open (2006), Moscow RUS, rd 3, Feb-10
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Glek Defense (E94)  ·  0-1



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  Mateo: A typical ending from a king's Indian pawn structure. Jobava got a small edge but White helped him with 31. e5? losing quickly. White could fight with 31. Ra1 or 31. g5. In the game actually played, after 31. e5? Re2!, if 32. f5 g5, Black wins anyway.
Feb-17-06  Pawsome: Correct <Mateo> 31. Ra1 Rxa1 32. Rxa1 Rb3 33. Ke2 Rxb3 34. Ra8+ Kg7 35. Ra7! Ba3 36. Rd7 looks to be pretty much equal owing to the precarious disposition of balck's d pawn. I'll bet e5? was attributable to time pressure.
Feb-21-06  Bumcrot: I think 31. e5? might be attributable to Yakovich's disappointment and embarassment that Jobava could put his bishop safely on b4.
Apr-24-06  notyetagm: The difference in rook activity in this game is astonishing. In the final position Black's rooks are swarming around the White king, creating mate threats, while the White rooks are doing absolutely nothing.

Such is the power of doubled rooks on the 7th rank.

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Apr-24-06  notyetagm: <Bumcrot: I think 31. e5? might be attributable to Yakovich's disappointment and embarassment that Jobava could put his bishop safely on b4.>

Yes, 30 ... ♗b4! is a nice exploitation of the <OVERWORKED> White d3-knight.

The tactical point is that this White knight must defend the f2-square and so it cannot also keep the Black dark-squared bishop from activating on b4 (31 ♘x♗?? ♖f2#).

Apr-24-06  notyetagm: A really well-played game by Jobava.
Mar-20-11  redcircle: rare to see yakovich blunder like this.what to say.probably he was on time trouble
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  Eric Schiller: Brings back fond memories: E Schiller vs Y Yakovich, 1998

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