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Boris Savchenko vs Illya Nyzhnyk
Moscow Open (2013), Moscow RUS, rd 7, Feb-08
King's Indian Defense: Petrosian Variation (E92)  ·  1-0


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  Bobby Fiske: "Blame it on the youth"
Feb-09-13  Strongest Force: 22..Ng7 makes me wonder if somebody slipped something in the youngsters' drink.
Feb-09-13  Strongest Force: Make that Nh7
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  luzhin: Actually Nyzhnyk's attack was rather brilliant, if not totally sound. Indeed if he had played 33...g2+ he might well have won. The point is that after 34.Kf2 Be1+! wins and after 34.Ke2 Qxg1 35.Bc2 Qa7 36.Rg1 Bf4 with the threat Bh2, White is struggling.
Feb-09-13  Strongest Force: If Nyzhnyk had a chance to win after Nh7 its because white played like a putz. Anyhow, I turned away after Nh7.
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  luzhin: Well, if you turned away after 22...Nh7 then it's hard for you to understand what was going on after that.
Feb-09-13  Strongest Force: I didn't want to know. The thrill was gone.
Feb-09-13  Shams: I don't understand why <22...Nh7> provokes such a reaction. With the center closed, potentially rerouting the knight to g5 seems like a natural idea. But <Strongest Force> knows more KID theory I do, certainly.
Feb-09-13  Strongest Force: I dont have the time nor desire for this game.
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  luzhin: I don't mean to be rude, but why bother commenting on it in the first place if you're not interested and "don't want to know"?
Feb-10-13  Refused: <luzhin: Actually Nyzhnyk's attack was rather brilliant, if not totally sound. Indeed if he had played 33...g2+ he might well have won. The point is that after 34.Kf2 Be1+! wins and after 34.Ke2 Qxg1 35.Bc2 Qa7 36.Rg1 Bf4 with the threat Bh2, White is struggling.>

Nice line.
I wonder if black could still go for a similar position in the game with 34...Qxg1 35.Kxd2 Qf2+ with 37...g2 and 38...Rg3 as follow up moves. Of course Nyzhnyk has invested already 2 pieces so an attack better be succesful and he is lacking one tempo in that line, but it looks a bit more active and faster than his plan with doubling the rook and the f-file

Feb-10-13  Refused: Ah, ok to answer my own question, the tempo makes all the difference, since white is just in time to answer 36...g2 with 37.Qe3 Ok, that makes me a sad panda. :/
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  whiteshark: It seems that <31.f4!> would have refuted the desperate black attack after <30...Ng5>.

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  luzhin: I think that's right, whiteshark; but one can hardly blame Black for missing a move like 31.f4! back when he played 22...Nh7. As shams points out, the idea Nf6-h7-g5 is a standard attacking ploy in such KID positions, although here it was not completely sound.
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  Resool Uut: 22...b5 is a funny shocker
Feb-10-13  Strongest Force: Luzhin: "why bother?"

Because I am a mean bad guy.

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