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Alexandra Kosteniuk vs Bela Khotenashvili
Cairns Cup (2019), St Louis, MO USA, rd 5, Feb-10
Gruenfeld Defense: Three Knights. Burille Variation (D94)  ·  1-0



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  An Englishman: Good Evening: If sound, one of Kosteniuk's best games, with a lot of sacrifices both accepted and declines. Not up to date on current rules regarding repetition of position--did White accidentally allow a draw between moves 29-34 which Black missed?
Feb-11-19  Illogic: Seems like it, but black clearly didn't want any draw, playing Qxb3
Feb-19-19  Starkraven: Somwhere, somplace; un pom d'angleterre expostulates: <current rules regarding repetition of position--did White accidentally allow a draw between moves <<29. Rad1 Qc2 30. Rc1 Qd3 31. Rcd1 Qe2 32. Rde1 Qd3 33. Rd1 Qc2 34. Rc1 Qxb3 >>> in short, 'n not to beat 'round teh bush or anifinks, i'm rilly positive an emphatic <Nyet!> or No-nonny-no?! - is in effect, the singular repost worthy of ani consideration watsoever!
May-01-19  jenspetersson: In "New in Chess" no 3, 2019 Kosteniuk annotates the game and write: "31.-Qe2? Trying to avoid the repetition of moves, but in the given instance such a fighting attitude is beneficial rather to White."
Sep-27-19  patzer2: For an earlier Black improvement, I like 15...Nd5 ⩱ to = (-0.67 @ 26 ply, Stockfish 10) or 16...axb4 ⩱ to = (-0.63 @ 24 ply, Stockfish 10).
Sep-27-19  patzer2: <did White accidentally allow a draw between moves 29-34 which Black missed?> Yes Indeed! The identical position is reached at moves 29, 31 and 33, and our program here has a pop up at move 31 stating "Three time repetition claimable, Black to move Last: 33.Rd1."

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