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Joshua E Friedel vs Wang Hao
World Cup (2009), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Nov-21
Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack. Modern Defense (B13)  ·  0-1


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Nov-21-09  laskersteinitz: What's with the lunging of the bishops to the fifth rank?
Nov-21-09  falso contacto: impressive.
cant see a comeback.
Nov-21-09  veigaman: Wang Hao, a player with an inmense talent!!!.

He belongs to the group of the young talent fighting for getting into the elite.

Nice game

Nov-22-09  ex0duz: Awesome attack, perhaps white should of gave the rook back immediately and just lost one pawn instead of like 3 and having his king open like that.. probably already lost, but at least survive a little bit longer.. heh

GO Wang Hao, i'll be following you this tournament! Do me proud son!

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  kdogphs: Wow, disappointing game by Friedel, New Hampshire's finest and one of my personal faves. This looks like a game I would've played: losing an insane amount of pawns trying to gain meager advantages. From the final position it looks like White was trying to possibly force a mate on the back rank but failed.
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  chancho: Friedel was pummeled.
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  cornflake: Friedel's scheme of development with 9.c5,Bb5 and Nge2 was questionable. It's better to play 9.g3, Bg2 and then c5 after which white has a good position (see Chabanon vs N Eliet, 2001); however even after 9.c5 Friedel still could have transposed to the g3 line with 10.g3 followed by Bg2. Also if Friedel was feeling really tactically adventurous- and I doubt he would be against a player rated 2708- he could try the sharp 9. cxd5 Bxd5 10.Qe2+ and how does black deal with the tactical threats? a)10...Bd6? is met by 11.d5;b)10...Be7 11.Qb5!Bd6 12.d5 a6 13.Qa4 b5(13...Bxd5? 14.Rd1 wins the bishop)14.Qd1 amd white wins material (see A Feuerstack vs E Hoiberg, 2006);c)10...Qe7? 11.Nxd5.d)10...Ne7 11.Nxd5 Qxd5 12.Qb5+ Qxb5 13.Bxb5+ kd8 seems like the only way black avoids loss of material and maintains a playable position. After 9.c5 Bg7 10.Bb5 0-0 11.Nge2 in the actual game the big problem for Friedel is that after 11...f5 he really doesn't have an active plan other than trying to advance his queenside majority with b4-b5 followed by a4. The problem with this plan is that black already has counterplay against d4. So instead of the passive 12.Qd3 maybe white could have tried 12.Bxc6 with the idea of 13.0-0 and 14. b4. although 12.Bxc6 gives black the two bishops it eliminates one of the attackers on d4 so white can get in b4.

Anyway, that's my two cents worth on this game.

Nov-23-09  FistofPawn: I played Josh some blitz games in the bay area years ago and got truncated in quick order. :P

I don't really understand his choice of variation in this opening, but I suppose he has his reasons, I gather that he likes slightly offbeat positions.

Was move 18 a blunder? Seemed unnecessary to move the king over there, or at least so soon?

Nov-23-09  FistofPawn: Amendment: Instead of shunning the carro kann with this type of variation there is the possibility of systems that omit h4 and king side castle behind knights on f3 and g3. This kind of stuff appears a bit stodgy with a persistent advantage to white.
Nov-30-09  agronoid: very nice game by the chinese..amazing
Sep-16-10  waddayaplay:
Sep-16-10  waddayaplay: Also a nice prep. Only similar game in db: J Friedel vs Granda-Zuniga, 2009
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