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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Pentala Harikrishna
Baku Olympiad (2016), Baku AZE, rd 5, Sep-06
Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43)  ·  0-1



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Sep-06-16  fisayo123: Superlative piece play from Harikrishna. It's interesting to witness his positional play in this game, how he places some of his pieces on unorthodox squares.

Mamedyarov on the other hand probably should have won. Giving back the exchange (which is a tendency of many grandmasters) was just a blunder here. He could have maintained his advantage with <29.f4>. He was probably worried of black's potential pawn storm on the QS.

Still, a very interesting game that highlights the qualities of both players.

Sep-07-16  shepi13: I am fairly certain that black is already significantly better in that position <fisayo123>. If 29. f4 d4 white's best try is still 30. Rxb7, trying to draw in a similar way to the attempt made in the game.

If 29. f4 d4 30. Qxc6? Bxc6 31. Rc7, then 31... c4! 32. Rxc6 cxb3 and the mass of black pawns should be decisive, despite black being a rook down.

Sep-07-16  shepi13: After 29. f4 d4 30. Rxb7 Qxb7 31. Qxc5, e5 is no longer hanging but after 31...Qe4 black has significant activity and I believe black has a clear advantage.

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