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Nikolay Volkov vs Peter Svidler
"I Smell A Rat" (game of the day Feb-22-2019)
Novgorod Open (1995), Novgorod RUS, rd 2, May-27
Rat Defense: English Rat (A41)  ·  0-1
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Feb-22-19
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Unusual game, probably should be classified as an English by transposition with Smyslov's 2...d6 defense. The c5 & d5 vs. c6 & d6 formation lasted a lot longer than I thought it would.
Feb-22-19  7he5haman: Perhaps 30.exd4 was better try, allowing the h3 Rook into the game via the 3rd rank. If 30...Nd5 then 31.Bd2, although 31...f4 does look scary for White. 30...Bd5 also looks good for Black.
Feb-22-19  7he5haman: (As in 30.exd4 Bd5.)
Feb-22-19  Ironmanth: I like this game; hard fought! Thanks, chessgames. Hope all have a great weekend playing our beloved game! :))
Feb-22-19  The Kings Domain: Ironmanth: Same to you. :-)
Feb-22-19
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  Pyrandus: Interestissimus!
Feb-22-19  Tacitus: 583 games won and 242 lost great for someone like Peter Svidler
Mar-16-19  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 25 dpa done

1. + / = (0.52): 16.dxc6 bxc6 17.Ne6 Bxe6 18.Qxe6 Bxg5 19.hxg5 Qf7 20.Qxf7 Nxf7 21.g6 Nh6 22.cxd6 Rd8 23.Be2 hxg6 24.d7 Nf6 25.Rd6 Rxd7 26.Rxc6 Kg8 27.f4 Kh7 28.Rh1 Rb7 29.Rd6 Rbb8 30.b3 Rfd8 31.Rxd8 Rxd8 32.Kc2 a5 33.a3 Rc8 34.Kb2 Rb8 35.g3 Rb7 36.Nb5 Nd5 37.Nd6

2. + / = (0.51): 16.Kb1 Nf6 17.h5 h6 18.cxd6 Bxd6 19.Bh4 a6 20.Qc2 c5 21.Ne6 Bxe6 22.dxe6 Neg4 23.Be2 Rae8 24.Bxg4 fxg4 25.Rhh1 Rxe6 26.Bxf6 gxf6 27.Nxe4 f5 28.Nxd6 Rxd6 29.b3 b6 30.Rxd6 Qxd6 31.Rd1 Qc6 32.Kb2 Kh7 33.Qc4 Qf6+ 34.Kb1 Qc6

Mar-16-19  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

1. = (0.05): 12...Rb8 13.Bxe7 Qxe7 14.Be2 Ne5 15.Kf1 c5 16.Kg1(T) Bd7 17.Qb3 Ne8 18.Qc2 a6 19.a4 b6 20.h5 Nf6 21.b3 Rb7 22.Rd1 Rbb8 23.Re1 Rbd8 24.Rg3 Neg4 25.h6 Nxh6 26.a5 bxa5

2. = (0.05): 12...c5 13.Bxe7 Qxe7 14.Be2 Ne5 15.Kf1 Rb8 16.Kg1(T)

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