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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Etienne Bacrot
Elista Grand Prix (2008), Elista RUS, rd 3, Dec-16
Slav Defense: Czech. Wiesbaden Variation Sharp line (D17)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-16-08  fromoort: Classic draw with the stronger side's king far away, and the weaker side's pawn on the 7th.
Dec-17-08  pacer: 40.Rd6+! Ke7 41.Rb6!! wining
Dec-17-08  Wandarnok: 44...,e2+!
45 Kf2, block the pawns?
45.., Re7!! e1 queen is unstoppable!

Did it right?

If so, so sick for Bacrot..

(Allez Etienne!)

Dec-17-08  Karpova: <Wandarnok>
No, it's not. E. g. (44...e2+ 45.Kf2 Re7) 46.Rg5+ and 47.Rg1
Dec-17-08  Wandarnok: ty

i just seen it after posting(aouch)

Ty for answering

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  Mateo: Very interesting and entertaining game. 31...Kg5? was a midjugement, as after 32.Re6!, the Black King is in big danger. 31...Kf6 was much better. 32.Rcc7 Rd6! impeding Re6+ is safe.

Later it is hard to believe White doesn't have a win somewhere. As the natural 40.Rxa5 leads to a clear draw, maybe White as to find something else here.<pacer> (computer?) suggests 41.Rd6+ Ke7 42.Rdb6. That looks very strong. Rxg5 is a strong threat. If 42...g4+ 43.Ke2 f3+ 44.gxf3 gxf3+ 45.Kxe3 is possible because after 45...f2 46.Rb7+ Kf8 47.Rxf7+ Kxf7 48.Kxf2, White wins. Hard to find on the board.

41...Kg7!! was beautiful as 55...Rh1!! was too.

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