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Vasilios Kotronias vs Teimour Radjabov
15th European Team Championship (2005), rd 3, Aug-01
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  0-1


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Aug-10-05  ahmadov: This is probably the most interesting game of the tournament
Aug-10-05  AdrianP: Reminds me a bit of Anand vs Radjabov, 2003 with the major pawn roller.
Aug-15-05  notyetagm: I loved the battle of the heavy pieces on the queenside. <The discovered pin 45 ... ♕xb6! startled me when I first played through the game.> It's not obvious but in the position before that shocking move the White c6-rook was overworked. It was defending the White b6-rook from the Black c7-queen along the 6th rank and also blocking the Black c8-rook from attacking the White queen along the c-file <if the Black queen were to leave the c-file>. I would have been very unsettled by it but I am no 2600+.
Aug-15-05  Montreal1666: Very nice game indeed. 30)d5 doesn't seem right. Is there a move that could give white drawing chances? Or is it already lost by then?
Aug-15-05  notyetagm: See my note to Tarrasch vs Vogel, 1910 for another great examle of a discovered pin.
Aug-15-05  PinkPanther: I've seen Kotrionas killed so many times on the white side of the Ruy that it's not even funny..mostly in the Marshall Attack though.
Nov-19-06  MasterOfChaos: Ithink the key was on 35 move for white with Rg4+ seems to be everything under control..great game from both players:>
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