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Michael Adams vs Mikhail Gurevich
World Cup (2007), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 2, Nov-28
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07)  ·  1-0

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Nov-28-07  luzhin: Adams naturally didn't fall for Gurevich's transparent trap: 22.Rg3?? Qxg3!
Nov-28-07  Pulse: Why do people continue to play the French against Adams? It's not a good idea unless you're Morozevich or Ivanchuk.
Nov-28-07  Resignation Trap: <Pulse> Really? Zugic seemed to do just fine a few days ago: Adams vs I Zugic, 2007 .
Nov-28-07
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  pawn to QB4: <Why do people continue to play the French against Adams?> well, exactly. This looks vintage Adams - a strong, experienced GM dismissed in a 2 game match totalling 43 moves, nearly all of them at first sight simple and obvious. Come on Mickey!
Nov-28-07  SickedChess: The french defense is the pet of Gurevich...
Nov-28-07  yogi1986: 22 Rg3 hardly deserves a ?? as after Qxg3 white has Qxd8+ going into an endgame with an extra pawn (for some compensation.) But it is no doubt inferior to Qg5...
Nov-29-07  tal lover: <yogi1986> where is the extra pawn in your line after Bxe4 cxe4 Rxe4, its a dead drawn game, obvously 22.Rg3?? is bad
Nov-29-07  BlackNightmare: <luzhin> whitecan still take on d8 with check but probably it ll mess up the central configuration after obvious exchanges the advantage will be lost but a fight for a draw aint impossible with careful play
Dec-01-07  notyetagm: Adams vs M Gurevich, 2007

Position after 28 ♘d4xe6!:


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28 ♘d4xe6! is a beautiful exploitation of the <PINS> created by the White e7-queen on both the Black d6-rook -and- the Black f7-pawn.

Jan-16-08  jtd200: <28 d4xe6! is a beautiful exploitation of the <PINS> created by the White e7-queen on both the Black d6-rook -and- the Black f7-pawn.>

The d6 rook isn't really pinned, as if white takes the queen after black plays Rxe6, black checkmates on e1. Instead, if black captures knight with rook, white captures rook with rook, and the rook is immune to capture, netting white the game.

Jan-16-08  Riverbeast: <jtd200> Don't correct notyetagm...He's trying to teach us something about chess here! ;-)
Mar-20-08  najdorfBAS: Am I going mad? Isn't 28. Nxe6 a blunder because black has 28...Rd1 and all white's pieces are en prise? Moving the N on e6 to allow the white rook to protect the WQ doesn't work as the rook is pinned. What does white do? Sorry if I've missed something obvious.
Mar-20-08  Tomlinsky: <najdorfBAS> 29.Nxc5 and the rook is defended.
Jul-19-21  Chesgambit: Rxg7 Kxg7 Re3 is better according to adams than Nxe6

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