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Michael Adams vs Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004), Tripoli LBA, rd 51, Jun-28
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1-0


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Jun-28-04  karnak64: 54 Rd2 -- beautiful move, which I never saw coming. An excellent coup d'grace.
Jun-28-04  AdrianP: <Killaa> Kg8 Rxf2 Rxf2 a6! and Black's out for the count.
Jun-28-04  PinkPanther: <karnak84>
That's the spider for you.
Jun-28-04  azaris: 54...♔g8 55. ♖xf2 ♖xf2 56. a6 ♖f1 57. a7 ♖xd1+ 58. ♔c2 ♖a1 59. a8=♕ ♖xa8 60. ♖xa8
Jun-28-04  WMD: I don't think Kasparov would relish a match with Adams in this kind of form. He'd probably prefer Topalov.
Jun-28-04  AdrianP: Great game by Adams, in his own style - increasing the pressure incrementally without any inaccuracies. If there were no queens in a chess set I think Adams would be world champion...!
Jun-28-04  Chesswinna: Pinkpanther - I believe the only rook that was protecting the bishop was the c file rook. When the rook goes to c1, it stops protecting the bishop. Maybe you meant Rd1?
Jun-28-04  PinkPanther: Wait, yes you're right. I can't halfway think straight only getting 2 hours of sleep last night. I meant the rook on the d file (which also seemed to be a fairly viable move).
Jun-28-04  killaa: That's no explanation <WMD> ok so he goes to a6 then what? 56..Rf7 57 Ra8 Rd7 58. Be2 Kf7 59. a7 bc5 60. Rf8+ bxf8 61. a8=Q ...winning
Jun-28-04  uglybird: Instead of 45...dxe5 Black might have tried ...d5 46.Rf4 Bc5 with the threat of ...Be3.
Jun-28-04  WMD: <killaa> There are many winning lines for White. For instance, after your 56...Rf7, 57.Be2 is a killer. According to my comp, it's mate in 9.
Jun-28-04  Bobsterman3000: What an attractive finish. Adams was just biding his time, waiting for Akopian to double on his second rank knowing that he had any number of strong responses...
Jun-28-04  ketchuplover: Where are the moves??????
Premium Chessgames Member ketchuplover, you don't see the moves? What viewer are you using, the default "MyChess" viewer?
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  jaime gallegos: great end for M.Adams! next WCC?
Jun-28-04  ketchuplover: Yes I am using the default viewer.
Jun-29-04  florin: what did I tell you?
Jun-29-04  ruylopez900: hmm, seems more like a scheveningen type pawn structure, but who am I to argue w/ ECO? :P
Jun-29-04  tanginamo: fgh is correct on his definition of zugzwang. but let me give you a much clearer example of zugzwang. zugzwang is like a horrible diarrhea. you would prefer not to make any movement when you have a horrible diarrhea because one movement is going to trigger the runny diarrhea to come out. you make one move & you're going to make your situation worse. exactly like zugzwang
Jun-29-04  Lawrence: Thanks, <tanginamo>, now I understand what zugzwang is all about. Welcome to chessgames.
Jun-29-04  tanginamo: thank you very much, sir Lawrence. i've got the highest respect for teachers. i consider you now as a dear friend :)
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  Gypsy: Waw, <tanginamo>, you have a way with imagery... LOL!!
Jun-29-04  tanginamo: thank you Gypsy for the kind words. you're now a dear friend to me too :)
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  Gypsy: < you're now a dear friend to me too :) > Take this post as my virtual handshake. :-)
Jun-30-04  tanginamo: thanks again Gypsy...heehee :)
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