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Dmitry Jakovenko vs Igor Kovalenko
Karpov Poikovsky (2016), Poikovsky RUS, rd 5, Jul-28
King's Indian Defense: Normal Variation (E70)  ·  1-0



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  norami: White won without a single piece or pawn being captured by either side. Curious. Maybe Black lost on time not realizing he had one more move to make.
Jul-28-16  Frenchskymuara: Unique game, lol.....
Jul-28-16  fisayo123: Very bizarre game.
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  HeMateMe: what happened here?

Do the world class computer programs play the KID? Just wondering if it is feasible at that level of chess, 3000 elo.

Jul-28-16  apexin: Indeed this looks like a game two engines have played. Or a corr game.
Jul-30-16  Whitehat1963: I have a feeling this one would be impossible on Guess-the-Move. A whole bunch of back and forth, sliding around, but I don't understand any of the dangers being avoided.
Jul-31-16  Whitehat1963: Does anyone know if this is this one of the longest games to leave all 32 game pieces on the board? Or at least one of the highest level of such games?
Jul-31-16  Whitehat1963: Or is it at least the longest DECISIVE game without a capture? I have a feeling it might be.
Jul-31-16  Whitehat1963: Okay, according to this is the record:

Longest game without a capture. In 2000, Meijfroidt-Lenoir lasted 72 moves without a capture before White lost on time.

But that game is hardly at the same level as this game.

Aug-02-16  Mr. V: So, maybe I'm blind, but what's going on here?
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  tpstar: Fritz 10 Deep Position Analysis [618MB]:

40 ... Kf7 41. Rad1 Bf8 42. Rh1 Kg8 43. Rc1 Qd8 [0.39/20]

There is no imminent win, so Black must have lost on time.

One of the most uneventful games you will ever witness. We are lucky to have the first move exception along with en passant, otherwise many modern games would end up like this with a blocked Pawn structure, just as in the old days when Pawns only moved one square at a time. ZZZZZ

Dec-16-17  MostlyAverageJoe: If this link: is to be trusted, Kovalenko had 2'28'' left while Jakovenko had 58'15''.

Looks like black resigned just before timing out...

Dec-16-17  zanzibar: Although 2m28s isn't really exactly close to timing out.
Dec-16-17  ChessHigherCat: The mysterious intellectual bankruptcy of Jakov and Koval 'n Co.
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Position after 16... g5

White has 17. Bxc5 to eh try something.

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