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Evgeny Tomashevsky vs Ivan Bukavshin
Russian Championship Superfinal (2015), Chita RUS, rd 9, Aug-18
Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44)  ·  1-0



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Aug-18-15  blitzstream: This game analyzed on a video here
Aug-18-15  haydn20: Thanks <blitzstream>. A textbook example of condign punishment for falling behind in development. White's game was so good that he could afford to miss (or more likely forgo) a winning computer tac shot, and consolidate to a win with clear, sensible moves. A limpid, classical game.
Aug-18-15  fisayo123: Toma missed the fact that the ♘f5+! motive would be threatening a crushing mate, on move 20, 22 and 30.

Still, full credit to him for going all out for the win by going for the anti-moscow variation.

Aug-18-15  whiteshark: Great comments/analysis, <blitzstream>. Subscribed ;)
Aug-19-15  cro777: Bukavshin has prepared a novelty suggested by engines. According to Tomashevsky, Bkavshin's preparation was strange.

Position after 14...gxf4

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Tomashevsky: "Maybe I'm overoptimistic, but I had analysed this line for about two weeks two years ago. The only problem was that I didn't repeat exactly this sideline before the game, paying more attention to other tricky variations (in the Anti-Moscow, there are quite a few). But I remembered this position to be extremely dangerous for Black, and also that I had to break through at once."

Aug-19-15  haydn20: In such positions, open lines are more important than a Pawn. That being said, 16...Qb6 looks like hubris (Qc7 is natural) and 18...Nc5 turns out to be near suicidal. It speaks volumes that the computer lines 19 Nxe6 and 20 e5 and 22 Nf5+! win outright (though tactically deep), while the more modest, safer lines chosen also win.

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