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Andrei Volokitin vs Zahar Efimenko
73rd Ukrainian Championship (2004), Kharkiv UKR, rd 3, Aug-28
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  1-0


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Sep-10-04  jeffnool: great game for Volokitin...he game is maturing....
Nov-26-04  mjk: Hear GM Christiansen's analysis at
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  tamar: Plus Volokitin has a great memory. Here is his note to the 31st move Rdf6: "Only here did my home analysis come to an end. I should mention I made these moves without thinking, thereby causing my opponent to become nervous and waste time. My position is technically won, and in addition I had 1 hour 40 minutes against 30 minutes and an enormous psychological advantage."
Jan-03-05  Shams: <mjk> can you provide a link to the Nunez-Ruez (sp?) game that Christiansen mentions in the lecture?
Jan-31-05  GreenDayGuy: Highly instructive endgame from the player of the day.
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  wwall: 43.Kc1! was the only winning move. If 43.b5, then 43...Rg4 44.Rxg4+ [44.Rf5 Rxh4 45.b6 Rb4=] 44...hxg4 45.Kc2 [45.b6 g3 46.b7 g2 47.b8=Q g1=Q+ draws] 45...g3 46.b6 [46.Kd2?? loses to g2] 46...g2 47.b7 g1=Q 48.b8=Q draws.

If 43...Rg4 instead of 43...Ra2, then White wins after 44.Rxg4+ hxg4 45.Kd2 g3 46.Ke2 g2 47.Kf2.

Oct-28-14  ledun: Nice game but white seems losing after 13...e4.
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