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Zhao Jun vs Yu Yangyi
Chinese Chess Championship (2012), Xinghua CHN, rd 1, Mar-27
Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defense (D38)  ·  0-1



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Mar-31-12  vinidivici: hi, this is my first post. what happened if 46.Rg8 instead Rd8+ and guarantee the g5 pawn??? is it better or not, maybe i miss something. but i think thats good for endgame studies...isnt it...
Apr-01-12  vinidivici: nobody comes w/ an answer???
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  kbob: I'm guessing black plays 46. .... Rc3 47. Rxg5, Ra3. White can gobble pawns but black's rook and king are magic for making his queen side pawns get through. Further, it strikes me as very odd that white thought even for one moment that 51. a3 could hold a draw. Giving black a protected passer and forced rook trade never works in positions like this. I'm reminded of Kasparov's last game before retirement. Topalov vs Kasparov, 2005 Going straight into a pure pawn down ending just seems so hopeless on the face of things. My opinions are a little stronger than my playing strength, so slap me down anybody.
Apr-01-12  vinidivici: Okay 46.Rg8 would surrender the white a2 pawn. But i cant see any clear bad consequences about that move. maybe i will use my rybka to check that.

ur right. 51.a3 is a big mistake, better is f4 thats my thought. a3 made b3. and pawns at a4 and b3 were too much too handle. white king lost the better position at c file.

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