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Michael Adams vs Ilya M Gurevich
Wch U18 (1987), Innsbruck AUT, May-??
French Defense: Tarrasch. Pawn Center Variation (C05)  ·  1-0
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Mar-29-06  Waffles: sweet game adams!
Nov-17-12
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  PawnSac: If blacks resignation seems premature, consider Kh8 49.Bf6 (with the threat of Rb7+ winning the rook or Rxg6++) Rf8 50.Rxg6+ Rxf6 51.exf6 Be8 52.Rg7
Jan-12-14  Poisonpawns: Duplicate of Adams vs D Gurevich, 1987 Which is the correct player;Dimitri or Illya?
Jan-12-14  blackburne: In Chessbase the player is Illya. And the tournament is the Worlg Championship U18
Jan-12-14
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  Phony Benoni: <blackburne> It was actually the <U16> Championship. The World U-18 was held in Sanu Juan,Puerto Rico in 1987.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_...

Other players in the event included Joel Lautire, Loek Van Wely, Gata Kamsky, and the eventual champion Hannes Stefansson.

As for "Ilya" vs. "Illya", FIDE uses the first form so it's probably good to stick with that. ChessBase often uses Germanic forms of names such as "Jussupow" for "Yusupov".

Jan-12-14
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  Phony Benoni: <Poisonpawn< Since this game was from an U-16 event in 1987, Ilya must be correct and the game with Dmitri should be deleted.
Jan-12-14
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  Phony Benoni: As it turns out, there is a slight difference in the scores, White's 5th and 6th moves being switched in this and the "Dmitri" game.Both versions are plausible, and I cannot find any definite source one way or the other.
Jan-13-14
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  perfidious: The far more common order of moves in those days was 5.f4 c5 6.c3; never faced 5.c3/6.f4 in all the times I played this as Black.

What strikes me as odd is seeing Ilya Gurevich play a French here, an opening I never saw him adopt in any game, and we played numerous events together in the 1980s.

By the bye, he always went by 'Ilya',

Jan-13-14
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  Phony Benoni: <perfidious> I also thouhgt the 5.f4/6.c3 move order was more likely, but take a look at the Opening Explorer:

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816 games with 5.c3, 595 with 5.f4.

Jan-13-14  Everett: <PawnSac: If blacks resignation seems premature, consider Kh8 49.Bf6 (with the threat of Rb7+ winning the rook or Rxg6++) Rf8 50.Rxg6+ Rxf6 51.exf6 Be8 52.Rg7>

Changing the move order destroys Black's hopes. After <48..Kh8 49.Rxg6>, Black is compelled to give up the rook for nothing merely to delay mate.

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