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Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Gata Kamsky
World Cup (2011) (rapid), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 3, Sep-05
English Opening: Anglo-Slav Variation. General (A11)  ·  0-1


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  HeMateMe: Black still has to be careful. He can't lose the b3 pawn without trading it for whites b pawn.
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  HeMateMe: The clocks here can't be right. They wouldn't risk playing with just one minute on their clocks.
Sep-05-11  JG27Pyth: <The clocks here can't be right. They wouldn't risk playing with just one minute on their clocks.> They've got 10 second increments, -- they'll play from those 10 seconds all day.
Sep-05-11  Strongest Force: If black don't win this he should be sent to a correction facility
Sep-05-11  JG27Pyth: Is this a sudden death format? One win and it's over?
Sep-05-11  kellmano: No it's best of two.
Sep-05-11  JG27Pyth: What's the tie-break if the best of two is halved?
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  HeMateMe: I think its 2 G5 games, then armaggedon.
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  lost in space: now it is looking like a draw; before I had th impression that White was simply lost
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  whiteshark: Now a theoretical draw position, but Kata will surely play on.
Sep-05-11  JG27Pyth: Oh, looks like Nepo gataway. (been saving that up I have)
Sep-05-11  kirchhoff: This is from Wikipedia discussing the tie break process.

Two rapid games (25 minutes plus 10 second increment) were played. If the score was still tied, two rapid games (10 minutes plus 10 second increment) were played. If theses two games were drawn, the opponents played two blitz-games (5 minutes plus 3 second increment). If the score was still tied after pair of blitz games, a single armageddon game (white must win, black only needs to draw) would be played. White had 5 minutes, black had 4 minutes, and both players had three-second increments beginning with move 61.

Sep-05-11  kellmano: Oh dear me, some strange chess going on today.
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  whiteshark: <O<M<G>>> With <64. Ra8??> Nepomniachtchi blew a tablebase endgame
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  HeMateMe: Will black play R-d3, make room for his king?
Sep-05-11  JG27Pyth: Oh my.
Sep-05-11  kulangot: gata won,congrats
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  HeMateMe: Wonderful judgment from Kamsky, sacrificing the exchange in the middlegame, and then the nice endgame technique. Bots--did white miss a draw, with better endgame play?
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  Peligroso Patzer: <whiteshark: <O<M<G>>> With <64. Ra8??> Nepomniachtchi blew a tablebase endgame.>

The ending of R + P vs. R is not easy to defend over-the-board in severe time pressure, especially if the pawn is on the c-, d-, e-, or f-files. Several years ago, 15-year-old Magnus Carlsen famously blundered while defending this endgame in a game played <at a regular tiome control>: Aronian vs Carlsen, 2006.

Sep-05-11  Hesam7: And that kids is why you have to learn all those boring rook endgames.
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  Troller: I suppose 64.Ra2 or Ra3 should draw, e.g. 64.Ra2+ Re2 65.Ra1
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  lost in space: LHM, 64. Ra8???
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  HeMateMe: Do they play the second game today, a little later?
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  lost in space: It is so easy to play chess when you are not sitting at the board. And it is so easy to sac other people pieces....and to defend a tablebase draw when having a comp and/or not feeling the time pressure

Poor Nepomuk.

Sep-05-11  Ulhumbrus: <Resignation Trap: Ulhumbrus: about 40 minutes ago. I can hardly keep pace with the moves!> Thx.
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