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Teimour Radjabov vs Dmitry Jakovenko
Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (2009), Nanjing CHN, rd 3, Sep-30
Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo Variation (C45)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Sep-30-09  eightsquare: First!! Radjabov playing the Scotch? Not seen often.
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  whiteshark: I'll second that, <8sq>!
Sep-30-09  Eyal: <Radjabov playing the Scotch? Not seen often.>

Actually, quite often - he uses it as a very solid drawing weapon... (18 draws out of 19 games, only one accidentally won):

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  whiteshark: Yes, it's good to have a safe drawing weapon, especially when the counterpart doesn't misread your intentions.
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  whiteshark: <Novelty of stem-game: <8. Be2>> Not really:

[Event "Zalakaros op 15th"]
[Site "Zalakaros"]
[Date "1996.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Chernyshov, Konstantin"]
[Black "Toth, Laszlo"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C45"]
[WhiteElo "2470"]
[BlackElo "2145"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nxc6 Qf6 6. Qf3 bxc6 7. Nd2 d6 8. Be2 Qxf3 9. Bxf3 Ne7 10. Nb3 Bb6 11. O-O O-O 12. Rd1 f5 13. exf5 Bxf5 14. Bg5 Ng6 15. Bxc6 Bxf2+ 16. Kh1 Rab8 17. Rd2 Be6 18. Bf3 Bb6 19. Re1 Ne5 20. Be2 h6 21. Bh4 Rbe8 22. h3 Ng6 23. Bg3 Be3 24. Rdd1 Kh8 25. Bb5 Bb6 26. Bxe8 Rxe8 27. Nd4 Bd7 28. Rxe8+ Bxe8 29. Ne2 h5 30. Nc3 h4 31. Bh2 Bc6 32. Nd5 Bf2 33. Nxc7 Ne5 34. Rxd6 1-0

so <11.Rg1> seems to be the real TN.

Sep-30-09  percyblakeney: Radjabov is undefeated with the Scotch, just like Kasparov, but the latter won a bit more often :-)

Sep-30-09  ingberg: radjabov and carlsen both play scotch and dragon :)

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