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Alexander Grischuk vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Tal Memorial (2006), Moscow RUS, rd 5, Nov-11
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Breyer Defense Zaitsev Hybrid (C95)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Nov-11-06  dehanne: This variation is getting more popular by the day..
Nov-11-06  Albertan: The move 23.Qd3 is a theoretical novelty for this position. Prior to this game the move 23.Nf5 was played by Judit Polgar in a game versus Mamedyarov at the 2006 Hoogeveen Essent Crown Tournament.
Nov-11-06  percyblakeney: 29. Nxe4 seemed to give good winning chances for Grischuk after <29. Nxe4 dxe4 30. Bxe4 Nxd4 31. Qg3+> followed by Qe3.
Nov-12-06  tarlan13: Here Grischuk could have played for a win: 29.Nxe4 dxe4 30.Bxe4 Nxd4 31.Qg3+ Kf8 32.Qe3 Nf5 33.Qf4 Rb8 34.Bxf5 Qd6 35.Qh4 Qe5 (35...Bxf5 36.Qh8+ Ke7 37.Qxb8) 36.Qd8+ Kg7 37.Rd1 Qxf5 38.Qxc7 Ra8 39.Rd8 Qf6 40.Qg3+ (40.Rxc8 Rxc8 41.Qxc8 Qa1+ 42.Kh2 Qxa3 43.Qc3+) 40...Kh7 41.Rg8 It is from Is it right?
Nov-12-06  Jafar219: <tarlan13> where are you from?
Nov-12-06  djmercury: Probably here Grischuk could have played for a win (maybe 25 Bc8 is not black best), but still with best play the position arising after move 19 doesn't look to offer white something better than a draw by repetition.
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  Ron: <tarlan13> It does seem that Grischuk missed a stronger continuation. May I add that the line given by chessbase seems to be a computer line, for at move 35 it gives Qh4. I tried out the simple exhange of queens 35. QxQ cxQ and it seems that White at that point has an objectively winning end game.
Nov-13-06  tarlan13: <Jafar219> I'm from Azerbaijan. Have u heard this name in other country?
Nov-13-06  Jafar219: Tarlan sen yaxshi olarki menim profilime baxasan.:)
Nov-13-06  Mameluk:

Here is the link to Navara´s and Kavalek´s analysis of this line. As far as I can judge, Navara is not a player who would publish wrong analysis to confuse his opponents and he wouldn´t have played it against Socko the second time only to get a draw.

Nov-13-06  Mameluk: I was unable to find in quick analysis trouble for black in comment to Shirov-Mamedyarov game, but 25. Bf5 instead of Bb1 looks quite clear. Interesting how many important points can Mamedyarov gain against top 20 players in refuted line.
Nov-13-06  Mameluk: It also seems from various analysis, for example Yemelin on that after 25. Bb1? black should have played 25...Ne4!, because after 25...Bc8?, 26. Bf5 was winning again. I have a certain feeling that Kasparov with his preparation would love to play these youngsters.
Nov-25-06  sheaf: <LEKO><This was a very unlucky moment. I knew that line’s refutation since 1999. If I played him in the beginning, this would be a free point>

Leko in an interview.. seems there is a refutation to the whole line.. well three people have already tried it and I think now it is not going to be played at this level again

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