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Sergey Karjakin vs Mohamad Al-Modiahki
FIDE Grand Prix (2008), Sochi RUS, rd 7, Aug-07
Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28)  ·  1-0



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Aug-07-08  thathwamasi: good endgame play by Karjakin.
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  Jimfromprovidence: I don't understand black's endgame play. At move 70, he had white's king completly bottled up in the first four ranks.

I counted three consecutive moves where black could have forced a draw. These are; 70...Qd5+, below;

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then 71...Qa4;

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or 72...Qd5+, again.

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Aug-07-08  Augalv: Commentary at
Aug-08-08  ahmadov: Poor Modiahki tried hard in the endgame but because White Queen had done some good job from move 54 to move 69, and created passed c pawn it was impossible to save the game...
Aug-08-08  ahmadov: By the way, this is the first ever game played by these two players, according to this database... Hopefully, they will play more interesting games for the rest of the FIDE Grand Prix...

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