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Vugar Gashimov vs Pavel Eljanov
Elista Grand Prix (2008), Elista RUS, rd 1, Dec-14
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Nyholm Attack (C65)  ·  1-0



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Dec-14-08  unsound: 89. a6 Ra5 seems to be a double blunder, since after 89.a6 Rxd4 neither 90.a7 nor 90. Rb4+ seem to win.
Dec-14-08  unsound: No, OK, 89. a6 Rxd4 90. Rb4+ Kaxb4 91. Kxd4 Bc8 92. a7 Bb7 93. f5! and black is struggling, to say the least.
Dec-14-08  cannibal: <unsound: 89. a6 Ra5 seems to be a double blunder, since after 89.a6 Rxd4 neither 90.a7 nor 90. Rb4+ seem to win.>

I might be wrong, but
89.a6 Rxd4 90.Rb4+ Kxb4 91.Kxd4 Bd7 92. a7 Bc6

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and now 93.f5!! Kb5 (or gxf5 h5) 94.e6! fxe6 95.fxg6, and black can go home.

Dec-14-08  cannibal: Oops, <unsound>, you beat me to it ;-)
Dec-14-08  unsound: Well, I had a headstart responding to my own mistake.

Pretty interesting ending--and the finish is cute.

Dec-14-08  Udit Narayan: Another full point for the ladies' man, Vugar!
Dec-14-08  MrMelad: Very impressive play by Gashimov who was once rated #1 at This will probably be GOTD one day.

So many bishop moves back and forth, it looks like he used the same themes over and over to find that special dark spot in Eljanov's play. A very delicate positional game.

Dec-14-08  Bobsterman3000: Gash is making a splash
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  Mateo: 37...Rb2!? is a really sophisticated pawn sacrifice. Why not 37...a4, freing the Queen Rook?

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