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Ruslan Ponomariov vs Sergey Karjakin
Corus Group A (2007), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 9, Jan-23
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1-0


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Jan-23-07  Dionyseus: Analysis by Rybka 2.2n2 mp :
24.Qd4 Qd8 25.Bd3 Qd7 26.Rhg1 Rb8 27.h6 g6 28.Ne3 Qe7 29.Ng4 Ne8 30.Nxe5 (1.08) Depth: 16 00:02:57 54238kN

Analysis by Deep Fritz 10:
24.g6 fxg6 25.hxg6 Nxd5 26.Qd2 Nf6 27.gxh7+ Kh8 28.Bd3 Nfg4 29.Qg5 Nxd3 30.Qxg4 Ne5 31.Qg5 g6 (1.71) Depth: 18/41 00:03:05 541mN

Jan-23-07  ianD: What does Fritz Say?
Jan-23-07  Stevens: uh oh, looks like there's smoke coming out the back of the cg server!
Jan-23-07  ianD: What does fritz say about following fxg with h6!?
Jan-23-07  kellmano: I think the reason for Pono's delay was simply too many good moves to choose from. What now to even keep the game going? Kh8?
Jan-23-07  Marmot PFL: Re1 threatening h6 and Rxe5 looks decisive.
Jan-23-07  ianD: Too late that hav eplayed Bg4 Qd8.
I'll check it out later tonight.
Jan-23-07  ianD: is Qxg4 playable!?
Jan-23-07  Marmot PFL: Black almost has to defend with Ne6 and lose a pawn to Nxd6 or the exchange to Ne7+
Jan-23-07  Marmot PFL: Ne8 of course not Ne6
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  Mateo: 27.Nxd6 is a threat.
Jan-23-07  Marmot PFL: The most stubborn defence may be f6, but hard to believe it lasts long.
Jan-23-07  Dionyseus: <ianD> <What does fritz say about following fxg with h6!? >

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Analysis by Deep Fritz 10:
25...Rxf5 26.Qd4 Rxf1+ 27.Rxf1 gxh6 28.Rd1 Re8 29.Qh4 Qf7 30.Qxh6 Rf8 31.Ka1 Qf2 32.Bd3 Nxd3 33.cxd3 Nxd5 34.Rc1 (-4.91) Depth: 16/40 00:00:28 86254kN

Jan-23-07  kellmano: Sergey is waiting for Pono to prove the win. While we were all suggesting desperate defence, he simply says: 'show me how you intend to win'.

Great skills, but surely he will pay.

Jan-23-07  boz: h6 followed by Nxd6 and Rxe5.
Jan-23-07  ianD: User: Dionyseus


Jan-23-07  ChessMan94: f6 now
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  Mateo: 28.Rxe5!! is a killer. Nice job Pono. 28...dxe5 29.Qxe5 f6 30.Ne7+ Kh8 31.gxf6 Rf7 32.Be6 Nxe6 33.dxe6, 1-0.
Jan-23-07  boz: Karjakin has been a bit lucky surviving against Radjabov and Navara. Looks like it finally caught up with him.
Jan-23-07  kellmano: Is Rf1 going to finish it off?
Jan-23-07  ianD: User: Dionyseus

How did the White Q get to f4 she was on d4 in the possition I I was talking about can you recheck?

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  chancho: The kid is busted.
Jan-23-07  Marmot PFL: That turned into a real massacre. makes you wonder why anyone plays the Sicilian :)
Jan-23-07  boz: The king is dead.
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  keypusher: Wow, nice game! Thanks,
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