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Yuriy Kuzubov vs Jon Ludvig Hammer
SPICE Cup (2009), Lubbock, rd 3, Sep-21
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Exchange Variation (D71)  ·  1-0



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Sep-21-09  LaFreak III: impressive!
Sep-22-09  DiscoJew: what a humorous ending!!
Sep-22-09  zealouspawn: Hammer didn't make white prove he knew the bishop + knight mate? thats a little suprising
Sep-22-09  whiteshark: Position after <54...Rxa6> is a TB win in 42 moves for white.

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Sep-22-09  whiteshark: <23...Nxe5 24.Bxf3 Na4! >

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comes from the sliding rule. Quite tricky.

Sep-22-09  Garech: <whiteshark> Position after <54...Rxa6> is a TB win in 42 moves for white.

Lol really!!? Can you give the line please?

Sep-22-09  whiteshark: <Garech> Heaven helps them who help themselves!


Sep-26-09  4tmac: This interesting ending is theoretically an easy win. But when the Pawn is a Rook pawn, the K+R can sometimes set up a blockade. It is better to have the B of the color of the queening square but in most positions it does not much matter! (a good trick is to guard the N with P so that RxN will lead to a Knight Pawn) Anyway, in whiteshark's position, if the Black King were on c7 it is technically drawn. Black should try to set up a blockade by 65. ...Kf7. It would look like this:

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If black could move again he would draw by moving to the g file. White can win by (only) h6!. There were a few neat positions that came up looking at some lines. I liked

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when both RxN & Kg8 draw.

Sep-26-09  waustad: Even with this loss, Hammer has played well this tournament. He must be getting fairly close to 2600, which was really rare a few years ago.
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  Susan Polgar: Jon Ludvig needs +2 to break 2600.

Best wishes,
Susan Polgar

Feb-02-10  DiscoJew: LOL I still laugh hard after 72. Kh2!!! chess can be so funny sometimes!!!

Also, Susan, Jon Ludvig Hammer is now 2636!

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