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Gata Kamsky vs Sergey Karjakin
World Team Championship (2011), Ningbo CHN, rd 1, Jul-17
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jul-17-11  8284: Probably the first game with an <Irish Pawn Centre> where both players have an ELO above 2700.
Jul-17-11  Kinan: What's the story behind Irish pawn center?
Jul-17-11  geeker: IIRC "Irish pawn center" is a humorous term for "tripled isolated pawns", coined by the late GM Tony Miles.
Jul-17-11  tino72: <8284> maybe you are right - technically - although I would rate both Smyslov and Botvinnik over 2700 in modern day terms (once you adjust for "rating inflation"/development of chess theory over the last 50 years):

Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1957

Jul-18-11  geeker: Excellent point! I know that game but didn't think of it...
Feb-15-12  bwarnock: Aahh -- I seem to remember that one of the 1972 Fischer-Spassky games (yes - here it is -- No. 16) had an isolated tripled pawn on the c-file - Spassky (owner of the triplets) had a slight edge but not enough to win...
Apr-15-14  8284: <tino72/geeker> Excellent point, indeed!

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