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Marie Sebag vs Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007), Vlissingen NED, rd 4, Aug-06
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Smyslov Defense (C93)  ·  1-0


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Aug-07-07  pawnofdoom: Great upset by Sebag! its a strange way of trapping the bishop, after 35. Qc7 Qxc7 36. Rxc7
Aug-07-07  Davolni: wow. what a loss to a 200 point less player, and not only that, but a female player...

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  al wazir: What is wrong with 37...Rxa5 ? After 38. Rxd7 Rxa6 39. Rd8+ Kh7 40. f3 f6 41. Nf5 Nf7 42. Rd7 Kg6, black seems to hold on to all his ♙s. Or am I missing something?
Aug-07-07  Raskolnikov: <al wazir: What is wrong with 37...Rxa5 ? After 38. Rxd7 Rxa6 39. Rd8+ Kh7 40. f3 f6 41. Nf5 Nf7 42. Rd7 Kg6, black seems to hold on to all his s. Or am I missing something?> What about 40.h3 in your line? It seems the black knight is trapped.
Aug-07-07  Raskolnikov: I mean 40.h4 of course :))
Aug-07-07  weepingwarrior: Wow! Great Game by Marie Sebag! I Love it! She really puts him in his place in this game. Keep up the great chess Marie! Bravo!
Aug-07-07  weepingwarrior: Was this guy a world champion?
Aug-07-07  belgradegambit: < weepingwarrior: Was this guy a world champion?>

I was about to say the same thing! And they used to say Euwe was a "weak World Champion".

Aug-07-07  pawnofdoom: I might be wrong, but Kasim is the lowest rated world champion we've had for the last forty years (not counting spassky who was champion exactly 40 years ago). If he isn't, then he's not far from the lowest (who might be Khalifman, I'm not sure who was lower rated)
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  al wazir: <Raskolnikov: What about 40. h4 in your line? It seems the black knight is trapped.> Yup, that's it. Thanks.
Aug-08-07  solstys: Can someone post the winning line? I'm having trouble seeing past 54...Rd4. Thanks.
Aug-08-07  dabearsrock1010: <davolni> surely a woman and a man rated 2491 both play about at a 2491 strength. So i don't understand the end of your comment.
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  al wazir: <solstys>: 54...Rd4 55. Nb6 Ke7 (or 55...e4, etc.) 56. Rc8, threatening 57. Re8+ and 58. d8=Q. Black has to give up his ♖ to stop the ♙ from promoting.

55...Rd2+ only postpones the inevitable.

Oct-07-08  Ladolcevita: Dabearscrock,
i think what davolni meant is sometimes a man rated2491 was on their ascending track with a potential of 2700+,while women rated2491 had fewer potential to expect. But obviously,Sebag is playing a powerful chess,like Polgar,male and some other strong women players....
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