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Nana Dzagnidze vs Michael Adams
"The Rook of Gibraltar" (game of the day Apr-17-2014)
Gibraltar Masters (2013), La Caleta GIB, rd 6, Jan-27
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Rubinstein Variation (E16)  ·  0-1



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  chrisowen: Saviour clinch rooks a bone of contention boot inch a grin effect sad to see bishop I service champ in plink slink to off knight a delve in d1 and too effluent 38.Ke2 Bxe1 39.Nd1 black three points ahead and win a piece in trade of b3...

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able to penetrate so an empty threat ensues aid c4 son slides at c3 one end 33...Nd5 34.Kxg2 Bxf2 35.Rxd5 Bxe1+ 36.Kf1 (7.92)

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the strand.

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find in be free good ay foggy 40.Kg2 Rxe1 3 pawns ahead (10.25)

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frown around aces on b3ado waiting for promo (14.07).

Feb-09-14  PJs Studio: Amazing tactical response to white passisivity by Super GM Adams. He's been racking up a lot of victories over strong GM's for a long time. This game is an insight as to why.

A difficult to see and nerve-ie piece sac that allows massive positional pressure. Whites position stinks, but what a way to prove it.

Feb-09-14  RandomVisitor: White got into trouble with 17.Qa2 which took a valuable piece and put it practically out of play. Perhaps better was 17.Qc2

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Rybka 4.1 x64:

<[-0.10] d=18 17.Qc2> Rfe8 18.Nf3 Rad8 19.Nh4 Ba6 20.f3 Ra8 21.Nd1 b4 22.a4 Nfxd5 23.exd5 Rxe1+ 24.Bxe1 Re8 25.Bf2 Re2 26.Qb1 Bd4 27.Bxd4 Re1+ 28.Kf2 Re2+ 29.Kg1 Re1+ 30.Kf2 Re2+ 31.Kg1 Re1+ 32.Kf2

Feb-09-14  Balmo: Lovely game from Adams. I saw the combination deeper than most people seem to have done - but then I remember seeing the game played at Gibraltar last year. The combination follows Steinitz's old principle that when you have a better position you must attack as soon as possible in order to make the most of your advantage. White's pieces are badly coordinated, so Adams sacs a piece to blow open the position. Personally I would have been worried trading off queens, but he had it all under control. Those queenside pawns are just too strong.
Feb-09-14  LIFE Master AJ: I got the first few moves, but did not get (exactly) the game follow-up, a fantastic display of tactics by Adams.
Feb-09-14  Cheapo by the Dozen: What happens after 23 Ne4?

Note that ... Bxd5, while it attacks e4, also chases White's queen to b1, a square from which it defends e4.

Feb-09-14  mel gibson: Deep Rybka 4 64 bit on an i7 quad core
3 minutes processing - depth 18
board positions 83,329,024:


22 Bg2-h3 Qd7-d8
23 Ra1-d1 Nd5-f6
24 Nh4xg6 Re7xe4
25 Ng6-h4 Re4xe1+
26 Bd2xe1 Bb7-d5 etc

& only a losing margin of -1.59.

This game was still up for grabs after
white foolishly took the Knight on 22 exd5.

Feb-09-14  PJs Studio: Hard to argue that 18.a4 didn't suck also. Adams achieved a Very desirable Benoni type position from the QED. I play the Benoni and get crappy positions often because proper play by white yields a tactical & positional advantage. If white plays inaccurately though blacks position is highly desirable. Usually, if black can get in b5 unmolested. It's all roses for black on the queenside.

This game should be one of my stem games as black!

Feb-09-14  M.Hassan: "Insane"
Black to play 21...?
Each side has lost a pawn.

22.exd5 Re2 aiming for d2 Bishop that can be defended by:

A) 23.Nf3 Bxd5
24.Qb1 Bxf3
25.Bxf3 Rxd2
Black falls ahead by 2 pawns and b2 pawn could be the third.

B) 23.b3 Bxa1
24.Rxa1 Nxd5
Black gains a Rook+2pawns and looses a Knight+Bishop.

Feb-09-14  M.Hassan: 21......Nfxd5 in the above
to speciy which Knight
Feb-09-14  patzer2: Perhaps the computer choice 22. Rad1!? would have been a good practical try for White to survive after 21...Nfxd5!

After 21. Nfxd5! 22. Rad1!? (position below),

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Black's best shot at advantage is apparently 22...Nf6 23. Nxg6 (position below).

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Here 23...Rxe4! (23...Re6 24. f5 ) 24. Nxe4 Nxe4 25. Nh4 Nxd2 to (-1.60 @ 20 depth per Fritz 12) maintains winning chances.

Feb-10-14  PJs Studio: Nice patzer! Agreed.
Feb-10-14  mel gibson: patzer2 -
on my computer depth 20.
23 Qa2-b3 Bd4xf2

score for white is -1.48

If 22...Nf6
23 Qa2-c4 Nf6-g4
24 Bd2-c1 Ng4xf2

score for white = -1.37 at depth 19

22 Nh4xg6 gave a score to white of -0.44 at depth 19.

If as you say
23 Nxg6 Re7xe4
24 Nxe4 Nxe4
25 Nh4 Bg2xb7

score -1.77 for white. Depth 20.

Amazing how the computer programs give different answers. Mine is Deep Rybka4 64 bit.

Shows how complicated the puzzle is &
that white should not have taken the pawn with his Knight on 22 exd5.

Logically 22 exd5 allows black to control, the e file with doubled rooks & that easily wins the game.

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  offramp: Dagnabbit Muskie! There's a rook in the catfish pond!
Apr-17-14  morfishine: The unheralded hero of this epic is actually the Knight on <c7>. Adams shows great imagination and originality in the employment of this piece
Apr-17-14  Ratt Boy: Good to have another look at this game, if only to see <ChrisOwen>'s free-verse take on it. Allen Ginsberg he ain't, butt a morning Word Salad gives me enough linguistic nutrients to hold me for a whole day.
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  offramp: He or she is not Allen Ginsberg. He or she is not even half as good as E J Thribb. She is as talented as a bucket of spackle. End of (as one of my fellow UKoids would say).
Apr-17-14  kevin86: Black will queen, and yes, the rook will rule the day.
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  Domdaniel: <offramp>
Why do you cackle
About buckets of spackle?
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  Domdaniel: <PJs Studio> Yes, Black gets an ideal Benoni position here. Normally, White plays a4 to inhibit Black's queenside expansion, but here all of black's queenside pawns roll forward, and he simultaneously gets great pressure on the e-file.
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  Domdaniel: On the other hand, I recall Paul van der Sterren saying that 'there are not too many players who have faith in this variation as Black', ie after 5...c5.
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  perfidious: <Dom> Liked the Benoni-type positions a whole lot more after 4.a3 c5 5.d5 Ba6, but only got to play it twice--my wily opponents would typically go in for 4.Nc3 Bb7 and only then 5.a3, as Kasparov eventually played on a regular basis.

After 4.a3 c5 5.d5 Ba6 6.Qc2, I played the dubious 6....Qe7, managing to grovel a draw against Jonathan Yedidia in the only serious game, then getting annihilated by Tal a few years afterwards in one of our blitz games.

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  Domdaniel: <perf> Being annihilated by Tal is no shame, of course -- though it may point to the essential soundness, or otherwise, of the opening. I largely gave up on the Benoni after an annihilation by Ray Keene ... not quite in the same league, I admit. Though I'm thinking of trying the Benoni again ... just for fun, at this stage.
Sep-27-14  Everett: Great game by Adams.
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  Richard Taylor: This opening arose in Alekhine-Capablanca (NY 1927) and in Golombek's book on it he says that (even when he wrote his book of Capablanca's best games) that 5. ... c5 is not best (he gives either 5. ... Bb4+ or Be7) but Komodo still thinks it is good and gets to this line that Adams plays, the difference is that instead of 9. ... d6! Capablanca played 9. ... 0-0. Then Alekhine played what Golombek considered to be the weaker 10. Bf4. Capablanca won.

So it is still valid but more players avoid this particular line or subline although it looks o.k.

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