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Michael Adams vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
FIDE Grand Prix London (2012), London ENG, rd 1, Sep-21
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Sep-22-12  luzhin: 20...Rd3!? is an amazing rook sac: perhaps not the best move in the position but wonderfully creative.
Sep-22-12  Ezzy:

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Adams played 31 Rg3 and missed a great chance for victory with 31 Rh4!

Analysis by Houdini 1.5 w32:

1. ± (1.29): 31...g6 32.hxg6 fxg6 33.Rd6 Bd8 34.Rh3 g5 35.Rxe6 gxf4 36.Rexh6 Rxh6 37.Rxh6 Be7 38.Rg6 Kc7 39.Kc4 Kd7 40.Rh6 a6 41.Kc3 b6

2. (1.75): 31...Rg8 32.Rg4 g5 33.fxg5 hxg5 34.Rf3 Rh8 35.Rxg5 Bd8 36.Rg7 Rxh5 37.Rfxf7 a5 38.Rxb7 Rxe5 39.Ra7 Kb8 40.bxa5 Bxa5 41.Rgb7+

3. (1.52): 31...f6 32.exf6 gxf6 33.Rg4 e5 34.Rg7 Bd4 35.Rg6 c5 36.bxc5 Bxc5 37.Rxf6 exf4 38.Rxf4 Re8 39.Rf6 Be3 40.Rc3+ Kb8 41.Rf7 a5 42.Rcc7

4. (1.56): 31...Bd8 32.Rg4 Rg8 33.Rdg3 g5 34.hxg6 f5 35.exf6 Bxf6 36.Rd3 h5 37.Rgg3 Bg7 38.Rd6 Bh6 39.Rxe6 Bxf4 40.Rf3 Kd7 41.Re2 Bh6 42.Rf7+ Kd6

Sep-22-12  Marmot PFL: Adams doesn't seem to have much ambition against the better players anymore.
Sep-22-12  waustad: Alejandro Ramirez annotates this on chessbase:
Sep-22-12  Ezzy: <waustad: Alejandro Ramirez annotates this on chessbase:>

He doesn't say anything about 31 Rh4!

Sep-23-12  luzhin: If 31.Rh4 wins then Mamadjarov's 30th was a mistake: he had to play 30...Bf2 (although White must still be better).

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