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Boris Gelfand vs Michael Adams
London Chess Classic (Knockout) (2013) (rapid), London ENG, rd 2, Dec-15
Queen's Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation. General (D37)  ·  1-0


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  cro777: At the start of the game, the ceremonial move-maker pushed Boris's pawn to e4 and organiser Malcolm Pein asked Gelfand what he thought of it.

Boris: "It's the best move."

Malcolm: "Are you going to play it?"

Boris: "Not today!"

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  Marmot PFL: Adams played well up to 24...Nd7?? 25 0-0-0!. Either he forgot this was still legal or that Rb7 was covered by Bf3. Just 24...Bb7 and black should be fine.
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  cro777: Position after 46.Rh5+

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Here, Adams finally blundered. He played 46...Kf6?, allowing 47.Rd4 winning material. He could have put up more resistance by playing 46...Bf5.

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