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|Oct-03-05|| ||thomaspaine: Fritz 8 gives the following line at 24:
(0.69): 24.Rad1 f5 25.exf5 gxf5 26.Qh5 Be8 27.Qh3 e4 28.Rg3 f4 29.Rg4 Bg6
Adams played 24. Nb6?, and Fritz immediately gives the above-played text for a draw.
Adams had a nice grip on the position, too bad for him. When they were repeating the last moves, Adams spent quite some time thinking for other lines before agreeing for a draw.
|Oct-04-05|| ||Uranium: This its a discusting draw, booh Adams and Kasimdzhanov, this shows why you have been the worsest players of San Luis.|
|Oct-04-05|| ||martinshortsays: <Uranium> You make a fine argument for the segregation of the mentally challenged from the kibitzing forum.|
|Oct-04-05|| ||csmath: This draw was forced by Kasim. Adams had nothing better, he played active game but did not play particularly good here and Kasim gained serious chances to play for a win.|
For some inexplicable reason Kasim decided to force the draw.
So I don't think Adams is to blame for a draw here.
Possible continuation instead of 28. Bf4 :
28. ... Rf6!
29. Bxe6 ... Rxe6
and black has initiative hard to overlook. This is definitely a serious advantage that must be played out on a tournament like this.
Perhaps Kasim did not see it or he is just happy participating. After all, you don't get to beat Anand every day. I guess he is still enjoying it.
|Oct-04-05|| ||Caissanist: I think Kasimdzhanov took the draw because he wants to be able to get some rest before tomorrow's game with black against Topalov. If I had that to look forward to then I'd want a rest too.|
|Oct-04-05|| ||aw1988: Perhaps, but what is better for Black? Scarcely anything from my patzer eyes...|
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