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Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Magnus Carlsen
XXII Magistral Ciudad de Leon (2009) (rapid), Leon ESP, rd 2, Jun-07
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76)  ·  1-0



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Jun-07-09  notyetagm: 44 ♗c6-e8

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Your pawns on the <SAME COLOR SQUARES> as your bishop means *death* in a same-colored bishops ending.

Jun-09-09  melianis: 21-33... maybe some sort of record.
Jun-24-09  ounos: Without checking with a computer, I think that Black was holding after move 44.

46. ...f6 looks like a terrible mistake. Perhaps this was the tactical nuance that was overlooked:

After 50. Bc6

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Black playes 50. ...Kd6, abandoning the g6 pawn after 51. Be8

But 50. ...Ke6 wouldn't be much better, since 51. Be8 Kf5 (defending g6) fails to Bd7#

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Jan-05-12  fetonzio: the technique here is so far beyond me it's ridiculous
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