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Mark Bluvshtein vs Alexander Moiseenko
"Minor Scales" (game of the day Aug-29-2009)
Montreal International Chess Tournament (2009), ?, rd 1
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Reshevsky Variation (E46)  ·  1-0



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Aug-29-09  LaFreak III: woo†...
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  al wazir: Was 29...Bxf6 really necessary?
Aug-29-09  mohitm: I have a few questions regarding black's play? if anyone can clear my doubts, i'll be most grateful.

a. why did black had to choose a line which ended up in a horrible gap at d5, and a bad bad isolated pawn at d6? b. why did he allowed the pawn to reach e7, which resulted only in his getting another piece down? instead why don't take fxe6, although it's not too great either.

Aug-29-09  Sularus: ^^
if you mean 47. ... fxe6, then i guess white has

48. Bxa6

Aug-29-09  Hesam7: <al wazir: Was 29...Bxf6 really necessary?>

29...Bh8 30.Bd5 Ne5 31.Bh6 Re8 32.Rb7 does not promise Black that much. The f6 pawn is just too powerful.

The main mistake however was 30...Qc3 Black should have played 30...Ne5! after which white will lose the bishop pair: 31.Bh6 Nxc6 32.Bxf8 Kxf8

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White will have a hard time stopping the a-pawn.

Aug-29-09  wouldpusher: Black could have gained huge positional advantage by playing the sly 20. ... ♘c6!!, taking advantage of White's underdeveloped Q-side.

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Black wins easily after 21. ♗xc6 ♕b6+ and same goes with 21. f5 ♗d4+ 22. ♔h1 ♘e5 23. ♖b1 ♕b6

Aug-29-09  Hesam7: <wouldpusher> after 20...Nc6 21.f5 Bd4+ 22.Kh1 Ne5 23.Rb1 Qb6 24.fxg6 hxg6 25.Bg5:

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how is Black winning?

Aug-29-09  bravado1: It's one of these games: if Bluvshtein wins, they'll call his sacrifice unbelievably deep and amazing, but had he lost they'd have called him Tal wannabe and his sacrifice dubious.
Aug-29-09  Hesam7: <bravado1: It's one of these games: if Bluvshtein wins, they'll call his sacrifice unbelievably deep and amazing, but had he lost they'd have called him Tal wannabe and his sacrifice dubious.>

"Some sacrifices are sound; the rest are mine" -- Mikhail Tal

Aug-29-09  timhortons: now bluvhstiene is showing how deadly he can play.

bluvshtiene ICC handle canadian kid.

his win at canadian open was criticized, he win the crown despite the presence of strong masters like shirov, ni hua and mikhaelevski.

Aug-29-09  felixd: Igor Nataf was commenting the game live. I had the chance to be there and watching this game live, even if there have been some retransmission problems...

Very nice game from Bluvshtein, but black could have win that with accurate play.

Aug-29-09  timhortons:

moiseenko is a very strong player.

if one would bet moiseenko win this tourney , no could just put down that claim.

moiseenkoo together with bacrot win the aeroflot open 2009.

moiseenko joined the ordix 2009 and his included in the top 10. very silent but dangerous opponent, but looks like tourneo international 2009 was not meant for him, after round two he had his two losses.

if you check out the game he lost against maze its out of in accurate play too.well same days are just bad.

Aug-29-09  vonKrolock: <27...♘d3> Regarding the sequence until f5-f6, black could perhaps try to improve something from this moment instead - Say 27...♗e5!?, and if 28.♗h6, then 28...♘d3 29.♖b1 ♕d4

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Aug-29-09  RandomVisitor: After 15...Bd5:

1: Bluvshtein - Moiseenko, Montreal International Chess Tournament 2009

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Analysis by Rybka 3 : <21-ply>

<1. = (0.23): 16.Rd1> Ra7 17.Qxa7 Nxa7 18.Rxd5 Qb6 19.b4 g6 20.Bd2 Nb5 21.Rd3 Bg7 22.Rc1 Bb2 23.Rc2 Be5 24.a4 Nc7 25.Bf3 d5

2. = (0.09): 16.Bf3 Ra7 17.Qxa7 Nxa7 18.Bxd5 g6 19.Rb1 Bg7 20.Bd2 Qb6 21.Rfc1 Nc8 22.Bf3 Ne7 23.Ne2 Qb3 24.Bb4 Nd5 25.Bxd6 Bxb2 26.Rd1 Nc3

Aug-29-09  kurtrichards: Show them all Mark that you're the Canadian Champion.
Aug-29-09  timhortons: Gm bluvhstiene looks so impressive in his suit the day this game is played.

a canadian open champion after all:)

Aug-29-09  kevin86: Pshaw,black lost the queen in a two rook squeeze-lol
Aug-29-09  dumbgai: Bluvshtein rocks!
Aug-29-09  WhiteRook48: the power of minor pieces!
Aug-29-09  ROO.BOOKAROO: 6....Bf8 is puzzling, at least to me. What is being gained from this retreat? I don't see it nor understand the logic of this move. Is it just to prepare a later g6 and Bg7 fianchetto? Why not now 6....Ba5, or 6.....BxNc3? However 15....Bd5 traps the White Q nicely after the capture of the poisoned B7 pawn. So it's a misnomer to talk of a queen sacrifice. White gets a rook and a bishop for his queen.
Aug-29-09  ROO.BOOKAROO: Also, why not 32. Bd4? controlling the long dark-square a1-h8 diagonal?
Aug-29-09  ROO.BOOKAROO: And after 46. Ne2, Black cannot take the e5 pawn, 46.....Qxe5, because of the threat of the skewer 47. Bg3 gaining the rook on b8.
Aug-30-09  nummerzwei: <ROO.BOOKAROO: 6....Bf8>: That's what Black played 5...Re8 for. On a another day he may well have played 5...d5 6.a3 Be7. 6...Ba5 loses material in a way you should figure out yourself. 6...BxNc3 is a standard move in the NID, but here Black can neither force doubled pawns nor attack the White centre, so it may be dubious.

<32.Bd4> seems to lose material after 32...Qc2.

Aug-30-09  wouldpusher: <Hesam7> If 20...♘c6 21.f5 ♗d4+ 22.♔h1 ♘e5 23.♖b1 ♕b6 24.fxg6 hxg6 25.♗g5 then 25. ... ♗e3. Exchanging ♗'s by 26. ♗xe3 ♕xe3 with numerous threats, e.g. ... ♘g4 threatening smothered mate or maybe ... ♔g7, ...♖h8, attacking the Kingside. 26. ♗f6 seems to be a better alternative, although Black still maintains the advantage after 26. ... ♗f2 27. b4 ♘g4 28. ♗a1 ♖f8 29. ♖c1 ♕d8, soon followed by ... ♕h4.

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