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Nigel Short vs Dmitry Jakovenko
Karpov Poikovsky (2012), Poikovsky RUS, rd 2, Sep-29
English Opening: Anglo-Slav Variation. General (A11)  ·  0-1

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Sep-29-12  nnnnnnnn: Very imaginative sacrifice and then an extremely unexpected twist with 35. Rg5!!,just when Whiite seemed to have escaped the mating net. Surely Nigel must have missed that. A masterstroke,creating two connected past pawns,that in this position are as strong as an extra Rook! Nigel ought to have resigned earlier.
Sep-29-12  Jim Bartle: 36. Rf5 I think you mean.
Oct-01-12  KingV93: A bit dubious by Nigel, not castleing, and then some great play by the GM from Omsk. Omsk?! where in god's name is Omsk?? Somewhere close to the middle of nowhere, not much to do there But play chess I would imagine.
Oct-01-12  Karpova: Omsk has a population of over 1 million.
Oct-01-12  Marmot PFL: Nothing to do there but play chess and reproduce.
Oct-03-12  paavoh: Come on Marmot, lots of forests and streams to go hunting, berry-picking and fishing - something that the English are mostly deprived of :-)
Oct-03-12  KingV93: <Karpova> 1 million!? Amazing! That's much more than I would have imagined, it looks to be incredibly remote and isolated. I also took a look at Nizhnevartovsk, the place where Jakovenko grew up, a booming oil town that appears even more remote and isolated in northern Siberia. With that many people and that kind of dynamic I imagine things might get interesting, a wild west KGB style! kind of place ;-)
Oct-05-12  Ulhumbrus: 7...e5?! invites 9 Nb5 removing Black's king's bishop and gaining the bishop pair.

11 d4?? is completely anti-positional, blocking White's own queen's bishop as well as letting Black's queen's knight into the square b4. 11 a3 keeps Black's queen's knight out of the square b4.

20 g4 exposes White's king side to attack

Short's play suggests very poor playing form, for whatever reason.

Oct-07-12  nnnnnnnn: 39.... Rg5!! is the move of the game!!
Oct-11-12  Karpova: Located where rivers Irtysh and Om confluence and an important traffic junction (transsib) with an airport, Omsk is certainly everything but remote. More than 80 libraries, 9 museums (a lot of Vrubel's works are displayed there) and several theatres. 20 universities and university colleges and more than 40 research institutes. I won't even start with sports and industry though especially the latter is very important.

It would be nice if <Marmot PFL>, <KingV93> and whoever else feels an urge to do so would display his ignorance elsewhere.

Oct-11-12  nummerzwei: <Ulhumbrus:11 d4?? is completely anti-positional, blocking White's own queen's bishop as well as letting Black's queen's knight into the square b4. <11 a3 keeps Black's queen's knight out of the square b4.>>

11...Bg4 12.Be2 Rac8 and black's lead in development persists.

Oct-11-12
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  perfidious: <Ulhumbrus:11 d4?? is completely anti-positional, blocking White's own queen's bishop as well as letting Black's queen's knight into the square b4. <11 a3 keeps Black's queen's knight out of the square b4.>>

Maybe <Ulhumbrus> can share his 4000-level positional understanding with the 'fish' who have used the move 11.d4 instead of wasting time on the likes of us.

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