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Ernesto Inarkiev vs Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Elista Grand Prix (2008), Elista RUS, rd 11, Dec-26
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Zaitsev System (C92)  ·  0-1



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Dec-26-08  percyblakeney: It's totally drawn and Inarkiev isn't even in time trouble when he decides that it's less fun to keep repeating with Qe1-e2 all the time and goes for 63. Qe3 instead.
Dec-26-08  KingG:

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At move 39 if Kasim had played 39...Nxg4 40.hxg4, then 40...Nxd5 would have been very bad, 40...Nxd5?? 41.cxd5 Bxd2 42.Qxd2 Rxb3 43.Rxh7! Kxh7 44.Rh1+ Kg7 45.Bc1!!(45.Qh6+? Kf6, although White still has the advantage after 46.Bc1 Ke7 47.Qg7!), and Black has no good way of preventing Qh6+ followed by mate. Instead 40...Qf8, renewing the threat of ...Nxd5 would be ok.

Later on 47...Qc2, retaining the extra pawn looks better than the 47...Qd7.

Dec-26-08  notyetagm: 63 ♕e2-e3?

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White (Inarkiev) has just blundered with 63 ♕e2-e3?, <LINING UP> his White e3-queen with his White g1-king along the dark-squared a7-g1 diagonal which can be controlled by the dark-squared Black d8-bishop.

Black (Kasimzdhanov) exploited this <ALIGNMENT> with 63 ... ♘h5xg3!, as the White f2-bishop must <BREAK THE ALIGNMENT> of White e3-queen and g1-king and so cannot also <DEFEND> the White g3-pawn,g3-square.

63 ... ♘h5xg3!

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<63...Nxg3! If the bishop retakes Black has the skewer 64...Bb6.>

64 ♗f2x♘g3?? ♗d8-b6 <pin>

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