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Boris Gelfand vs Richard Rapport
Tata Steel Masters (2014), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-12
Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52)  ·  0-1

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Jan-12-14  Marmot PFL: Now even more amateurs will take up the Budapest Defense, which is not so bad but black still needs something else in case white plays 2 Nf3.
Jan-12-14  FairyPromotion: Here is the position at move 19...?


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Here black missed a nice move <19...f5>, which would have netted him a pawn. Obviously white cannot play <20. exf5>, because he will get mated in the back rank.

Jan-12-14  parisattack: <Marmot PFL> Surely, the Dory is the answer! :) 1. d4, Nf6; 2. Nf3, Ne4. :)

<FairyPromotion> Thanks for that. I was thinking black's position looked pretty good there.

Jan-12-14  AsosLight: This was cool at least until move 40. Then Rapport lost on accuracy.
Jan-12-14  parisattack: According to ChessBase he missed a quicker win with 39 ... e2!
Jan-12-14
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  kdogphs: Heh, this opening is why I play 2) Nf3! Everyone and their mother plays it on FreeChess... That and the Albin...
Jan-13-14  The17thPawn: Can't remember the last time I saw the Budapest essayed at the highest level. Rapport showed real grit here and was rewarded for his courage.
Jan-13-14
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  FSR: Wow, Rapport beats Gelfand with the Budapest! What's the world coming to?
Jan-13-14  dehanne: Gelfand could've tried to continue with 12.Bd3 instead, as in Spassky vs Illescas Cordoba, 1990
Jan-13-14  MarkFinan:


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Here, on whites 50th move, my engine has the eval at 0.00 if white plays 50.kg1. I'm guessing the 3 move rep is the reason, so how come white couldn't claim the draw? I don't understand it!

Jan-13-14
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  Pulo y Gata: There's no three-fold repetition yet.
Jan-13-14  MarkFinan: You mean in this competition or this game?
Jan-13-14  ppeti84: The17thPawn Ivanchuk played the budapest gambit against Aronian last year at candidates
Jan-13-14  waustad: <MarkF>Engines do this all of the time when a position repeats. Chessbomb is full of "red" moves because somebody is doing fewer than 3 repeats to gain time on the clock.
Jan-14-14  Badmojo: Hot night in Budapest.
Jan-22-14  The17thPawn: <ppeti84> - Thanks I'll have check that game out.
Jan-23-14  SChesshevsky: <MarkFinan: Here, on whites 50th move, my engine has the eval at 0.00 if white plays 50.kg1.>

My guess is that the draw might be from the expectation that Black's last pawn will fall. White might have to give up at least a couple or maybe all three of his pawns but it appears Black's has to lose the pawn and I think that draws it.

Jan-25-14  akinov: impressive!
May-06-14  Whitehat1963: Cool! Unusual game. I like it.
Jan-23-15  jrofrano: This game was the 6th best game from 2014: http://lifezugzwang.com/10-games-fr...
Mar-05-15  Pirandus: In which "Game Collection" is this game? Nowhere? And why?
Mar-05-15  iamsheaf: <Marmot PFL:> <2. Nf3> ... 1. d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6... grunfeld with knight on f3... Experience shows that it's an inferior square for the knight in Gruenfeld structure.

Many of the sharp Gruenfeld lines involve sacrificing a pawn to march central pawns, for those structure Knight is better placed on e2 than f3... you lose a tempo if you want to play f4.

Therefore if I start with d4 then I follow it with c4. Otherwise like Kramnik's 1. Nf3 and 2.c4 for those who know how to play English structures. For not terribly strong 1. d4 or 1.c4 that's the most logical path..

Mar-05-15  iamsheaf: And of course...I don't play Qb3 and those lines...they are too sharp for me

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