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Boris Gelfand vs Peter Leko
ACP Rapid (2007) (rapid), Odessa UKR, rd 3, Jan-08
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Variation (E15)  ·  1-0



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Jan-08-07  Ulhumbrus: White's advantage in development, together with some nice combinative play on the part of Gelfand with his Knight won the ending
Jan-08-07  Kwesi: White did play well, but I'd like to think that black could have <at least> drawn after 27.Nxd2. So where did black go wrong?
Jan-08-07  controlaltdelete: superb technique if you ask me
Jan-09-07  lunacyfrog: Looking at the position after white's 27th move, black should win without much trouble. Knights can be tricky in rapid play though, even for gms.

But put Rybka against Rybka from that position and black will win every time IMO.

Jan-09-07  jumperino: I haven't looked at this long, but it looks to me like Black's 33 ...Bg7 was a lemon. If he places the bishop on e5 instead, it can swing around to protect the a pawn and perhaps white doesn't gain the advantage?
Jul-10-08  computer chess guy: It appears to me (with silicon help) that Black went wrong at move 35: 35. .. a4 and he is still winning. There might follow 36. ♘c5 b3+ 37. axb3 a3 38. b4 a2 39. ♘b3:

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and White is really tied up: Black can advance his King, while White will run out of pawn moves and be in zug.

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