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Peter Svidler vs Vassily Ivanchuk
Morelia-Linares (2007), Morelia MEX, rd 3, Feb-19
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton Variation (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  Honza Cervenka: One of more interesting Petrovs I have seen recently. 34...Re7 could have been better.
Feb-20-07  poderchenko: 14.bxc3 instead of Bxh7+ with a pawn up, but with a bad bishop and an outpost for the black night at d5 could be playable for white for a win?
Feb-20-07  Dres1: I have an idea guys... how about 42.Rxb5 followed by pushing the a and c pawns.. what do you guys think??
Feb-20-07  euripides: <Dres> Nice idea. I think it turns into a pawn race and Black may be OK e.g. one line is 42.Rxb5 cxb5 43.c6 (if 43.a6 Kf8 Black gets in the square of the c pawn) b4 (it would be as quick to take on g3 and queen the g pawn, but Black's queen might be less well posted at the end) 44.c7 Rc3 45.Kd2 (getting the king off the 1st rank with gain of tempo) d4 46.a6 b3 47.a7 b2 48.a8=Q b1=Q 49.Ba7+ Kh7 and Black is controlling e4 so White's checks run out:

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But there may be better possibilities for White.

Feb-20-07  euripides: ... in my last line, I notice that the g3 pawn is protected by the bishop so Black probably has to go the route I suggested of queening the b pawn or perhaps (if white plays 43.Kc2 and Kb2) the d pawn.
Feb-20-07  Hesam7: <<Honza Cervenka>: One of more interesting Petrovs I have seen recently. 34...Re7 could have been better.>

Fruit agrees with you. After 34...Re7:

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35.Bd6 Re8 36.Re3 Nf3 37.Kd1 Nfxd4 38.Nb3 Nf5 39.Re1 Ra8 40.Re5 Neg7 41.Re2 Kh7 42.Nc1 Ne6 43.Nd3 Re8 44.Ne5 Nxg3 45.Rh2 Kg7 46.Rg2 f6 47.Rxg3 fxe5 48.Bxe5 Kf7 49.Rxg4 Nxc5 (eval: -1.14 @ depth 23 by Fruit)

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