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Peter Svidler vs Ruslan Ponomariov
FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2012), Tashkent UZB, rd 4, Nov-25
Scotch Game: Potter Variation (C45)  ·  1-0



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  bright1: I don't see why Black didn't play 39. ... Rxe6
Nov-25-12  MuzioFan: 40. Bf5, winning the exchange
Nov-25-12  Dr. Funkenstein: bright1... 40. Bf5 skewers the rooks
Nov-25-12  luzhin: No, it's more complicated than that. After 40.Bf5 Rf6 the Bishop is pinned. But then 41.h6! Rd5 42.h7 Rh6 43.Rg8+ is decisive.
Nov-25-12  messachess: What a game by the Svid, one of the all time greats.
Nov-26-12  King Sacrificer: Entertaining game.. It seems Black is losing too much tempo after exchanging queens and trying to activate his knight. Some sweet moves fom Svidler at the end though.
Nov-27-12  Ulhumbrus: 7 Qe2?! obstructs White's king's bishop. White threatens however Bg5 followed by Nd5. Instead of 7...0-0 an immediate 7...Nd4 seems more exact because then 8 Qd2 as in the game obstructs white's queen's bishop.

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