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Boris Gelfand vs Gata Kamsky
Dos Hermanas (1996), Dos Hermanas ESP, rd 7, May-29
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Modern Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1-0



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Aug-24-09  YouRang: Kamsky might have been able to hold this. After 25.Kf1 [diagram]

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Kamsky answered with 25...Rdd8, and things went downhill from there since white was able to eliminate the central black pawns and get decisive connected passed pawns (see final position).

However, it seems black can prevent the passed pawns with 25...Rd6! <attacking the d5-pawn>.

And now:

26.Kxe2 g5 <undermining support for Pd5> 27.Rxf7 Bh8 28.fxg5 hxg5 29.Bxg5 Bxe5 [diagram]

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White's winning chances are slim with the dangerous pawns swept off the board.

Aug-24-09  Keith Dow: Dear You Rang,

I believe your suggestion is:

25 ...Rd5


25 ...Rd6

Also I believe you are referring to the e5 pawn.

Your suggestion looks good though.


Aug-25-09  YouRang: <Keith Dow> Yes, thank you. Man, I butchered that sentence. :-( It should be:

However, it seems black can prevent the passed pawns with 25...Rd5! <attacking the e5-pawn>.


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