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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Igor Viktorovich Kovalenko
"Kovalent Bond" (game of the day Sep-29-2013)
Petrov Memorial Rapid (2012), Jurmala LAT, rd 4, Feb-18
Scandinavian Defense: Gubinsky-Melts Defense (B01)  ·  0-1


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  luzhin: The beauty of 55...c3!! is best seen in the variation 56.Rxc3 Nc4+ 57.Re3 Qb1+ 58.Qd1 f2+!
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  Penguincw: Luckily, it's only rapid and not classical. Therefore, it doesn't count on his rating.
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  tamar: When the Gubinski didn't melt...

Kovalenko was the sensation of the tournament. Lowest rated, beat Ivanchuk and Mamedyarov, and only loss was against Moro.

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  offramp: 54...f3 followed by 55...c3 is very unusual. Superb game. Fair pun as well.
Sep-29-13 Tactical slugfest won by Black. Very instructive.
Sep-30-13  Kikoman: position after 56...Nd5+

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Sep-30-13  Kikoman: position after 56...Nd5+

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  kevin86: Was this intended that a chemistry pun be made on the day of Breaking Bad's final show? Surely, Walter White would know what a covalent bond is.

In a match of heavy pieces,a few coy pawn moves decides it.

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