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Etienne Bacrot vs Viktor Antonovich Bologan
21st European Club Cup (2005), Saint Vincent ITA, rd 4, Sep-21
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation. Modern Main Line (B17)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Oct-19-05  The King Returns1: Wasn't this ending a clear draw way before move 139?
Oct-23-05  bigbear: May be a strong master could tell us why they played move 139. What is theory saying about such an ending?
Oct-23-05
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  azaris: What move 139? This game was theoretically drawn after move 84. Bacrot was just fishing for something. What are you talking about?
Oct-31-05  PurpleKnight25: unbelieveble!!......Amazing how GM's acting like little kids. The game was a draw many moves before the end but seems to me that these two players were playing with each other nerves and nothing else.
Oct-31-05
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  offramp: It could be that the game only lasted like 5 hours. Long in number of moves doesn't mean long in time. Perhaps they were protesting against some no-draw rule. Perhaps one of their captains had told him not to offer a draw. Perhaps they don't like each other...?
Oct-31-05  delterp: Something is wrong with this game.
53...♗f4+? simply loses.
54 ♔x♗ and 55 ♔xe5 follows. White has a two pawn advantage.
Jul-24-08  Zkid: I don't understand that. It just hangs the Bishop. Typo?
Jul-24-08
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  Chessdreamer: Perhaps 51.Kg2, not 51.Kg3? :-)
Jul-24-08  zoren: bacrot i suppose was fishing for something but drawing such positions take a bit of skill, seeing a good # of moves are actually losing. (see mark dvoretsky's endgame manual) this is essentially playing out something like KRB vs KR, where its theoretically drawn but can still be played out
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