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Michael Adams vs Sergei Tiviakov
Ch World FIDE (1997), Groningen NED, rd 3, Dec-14
Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51)  ·  1-0


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Jan-02-06  Whitehat1963: Great finish! Where did black begin to go wrong?
Jan-02-06  aw1988: Frankly, Bg4 is a bit wasted.
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  plang: Game 1 of their third round match from the World Championship tournament. A draw in game 2 clinched the match for Adams who went on to defeat svidler, Van Wely and Short before losing to Anand in the final match to choose Karpov's opponent. In game 2 of their 1994 Candidates match Adams had won a 25 move rout after Tiviakov played 4..Bg4. 14..Rc7 was new; 14..Nd7 had been played previously though Adams recommended 14..Na5. Tiviakov's exchanging combination with 25..Nxe4 plus his weakening 27..f6? gave Adams the opportunity to build a strong positional advantage with 28 Rc4! and 29 h5!. Tiviakov needed to play 29..g5 when after 30 Bh3..Na7 31 Bf5 he is much worse but not yet lost. After 29..gxh? Adam's concluding attack was quick and overwhelming.
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