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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Fabiano Caruana
Tal Memorial (2013), Moscow RUS, rd 4, Jun-18
Gruenfeld Defense: Smyslov Defense (D94)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jun-18-13  DcGentle: White is threatening 44. f5, and if Black finds <43... Bg7>, it's not easy to find a continuation foe White.
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  Mateo: I was expecting 43.Re3. It seems that Mamedyarov wants to play 44.Bxd4 and 45.Qc6.
Jun-18-13  DcGentle: White should have taken his king out of the f-file before playing Qe4, then the threat would have been stronger.
Jun-18-13  Pedro Fernandez: < DcGentle: <Pedro Fernandez>: Hi over there, White still has winning chances if he finds the moves. > Hi budddie, thankS!
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  Mateo: The point of 42...Qf8 could be to play ...Bg7 and ...f5. Thus, I expect 43...Bg7. If Caruana can play ...f5, then the d7 pawn will be a target. It seems that something went wrong for Mamedyarov.
Jun-18-13  patfoley: White needs to play f5
Jun-18-13  DcGentle: <<Mateo>: I was expecting 43.Re3.> Yes, Re3 was an idea, but White should have played 41. Re3 threatening 42. Re8+. Now it's too late.
Jun-18-13  PinnedPiece: Why not 44.Ba4?
Jun-18-13  DcGentle: White can still try 44. Re3, but it's not as strong as it could have been before.
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  whiteshark: <Pedro Fernandez> I'm routing for white. There's so much live in the position, I simply enjoy the proceeding.

and btw, one more for my Game Collection: 000_-> Middlegames with opposite-coloured Bi~s

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  Mateo: 46...Qxe7 47.Rxe7+ Kh6 48.Re6 Kg7 49.Rxb6 Rdxd7, the draw is obvious.
Jun-18-13  DcGentle: Draw agreed.
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  Domdaniel: <whiteshark> -- <I'm routing for white.> You were more likely "rooting", in the American sense of the verb. Though one must be careful -- 'to root' means to 'search for' in British English, and refers to a sexual act in Australian English. Only Americans use it to mean 'to support, cheer for'. "Routing" is what a router does.
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  OhioChessFan: Rooting is what a rooter does.
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  plang: That is why one must root out rooters
Jun-18-13  Pedro Fernandez: My dear friends <Whiteshark>, <DcGentle>, <OhioChessFan, i.e. Elvis> is my pleasure to know about you, greetings!
Jun-18-13  haydn20: Sure hope we get Gelfand-Carlsen tomorrow.
Jun-18-13  Pedro Fernandez: I hope so <Haydn20> as I think it will be a very interesting game.
Jun-18-13  chessic eric: they gave old members free premium access for a limited time! Looking forward to seeing live Tal memorial tomorrow.
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  moronovich: <chessic eric: they gave old members free premium access for a limited time! Looking forward to seeing live Tal memorial tomorrow.>

Welcome back ! But what happened to your gorilla ? :)

Jun-18-13  DcGentle: After 40... Bf6 we see this position:

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White to move could win as follows:

41. Re3 Qf8 42. Bb2 Kh7 43. Kg2 Rdxd7 44. Bxd7 Rxd7 45. Bxd4 cxd4 46. f5 Qa8+ 47. Rf3 Qd5 48. fxg6+ fxg6 49. Re2 Bg7 50. Qd3 b5 51. a4 bxa4 52. bxa4 Bh6 53. Kh2 Bg7 54. Qb3 Qxb3 55. Rxb3 Bf8 56. Rd3 Kg7 57. Re4 Bc5 58. Kg2 Kf6 59. g4 hxg4 60. Rxg4 Rd6 61. Kf3 Re6 62. Rg5 Bb6 63. Rb3 Ke7 64. Rbb5 Kf6 65. Rgd5 Kg7 66. Rd7+ Kf6 67. Kf4 Rc6 68. Ke4 Re6+ 69. Kd5 d3 70. Kc4 Bf2 71. Kxd3 Be1 72. Rbb7 Kf5 73. Rd4 Rc6 74. Rf7+ Ke6 75. Rff4 Bb4 76. Rde4+ Kd5 77. Rc4 Rb6 78. Rcd4+ Ke6 79. Rde4+ Kd7 80. Rf7+ Kd8 81. Rd4+ Ke8 82. Rh7 Rc6 83. Rdd7 Rd6+ 84. Rxd6 Bxd6 85. Kc4 Bb4 86. Kb5 Be1 87. Rc7 Kf8 88. Ra7 Bxh4 89. Rxa5 #23

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Jun-18-13  patfoley: <DCGentle> after your Re3 Qf8, 42 Rxd4 leads to nasty complications.

Also wouldn't 41 Qe1 followed by 42Qe4 win for White?

Jun-18-13  patfoley: Shredder has convinced me that the Bb2 move of White saves a move. Otherwise after Qe4, black sacrifices an exchange at d7 and it is hard for the Queen to invade the Qside usefully. My idea of an early Q4, like the game peters out to a draw.
Jun-19-13  DcGentle: <patfoley>: *hmmm* After <41. Re3 Qf8 42. Rxd4 Bxd4 43. Re4 Bg7 44. Qe2 Raa8> Black seems to be able to hold the draw, and I don't see anything for White after <42. Qe4 Raxd7 43. Bxd7 Rxd7>.
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  whiteshark: <Domdaniel> TY4 advice that! It seems my Strine skills have notably decreased since school times...


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