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Robin van Kampen vs Jan Timman
"Kampen Out" (game of the day Jan-02-2010)
Groningen Chess Festival Match (2009), Groningen NED, rd 4, Dec-29
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43)  ·  0-1



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Jan-01-10  Alphastar: Fascinating game with two queen sacrifices.

30. b4! would at the very least have kept white in the game.

Jan-01-10  zanshin: Actually, I think he was still in the game all the way until <37.Re2?>.

White to play move 37:

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[-0.29] d=21 37.Bh4 Bxe1 38.Bxe1 Be4 39.Kc1 c2 40.Bd2 Kf7 41.b4 Ke7 42.Kb2 Kd7 43.Kc3 Kc6 44.Kc4 Kb6 45.Be3 Ka6 46.b5 Ka5 47.Bd2 Kb6 48.Be3 (0:07.26) 36620kN

[-5.39] d=20 37.Re2 Bf3 (0:07.10) 36019kN

Jan-02-10  Starf1re: zanshin is correct, 37)bh4 seems to lead to a hard-fought opposite colored bishop draw.
Jan-02-10  redwhitechess: must be the last good sicilian wins of 2009! like this game.
Jan-02-10  WhiteRook48: what happened to 36 Ba5?
Jan-02-10  Chessmensch: Was white in time trouble? This was a draw until white's sudden blunders beginning at move 37.
Jan-02-10  Jason Frost: <Chessmensch> After 37. Re2 white is lost, and it is not an overly clear blunder, so I wouldn't intermediately jump to time trouble.

What I don't understand is why 32. Kxa2 wasn't played?

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  Breunor: I think after 32 K x a2, black can play 32 Bf3 and white loses the exchange back.
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  kevin86: Two queens are sac-ed. The third one decides it.

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