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Arkadij Naiditsch vs Michael Adams
Dortmund Sparkassen (2014), Dortmund GER, rd 1, Jul-12
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Defense (C67)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jul-12-14
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  PawnSac: Quick response by Adams.. trying to push N into time trouble
Jul-12-14  Ovy: And it is probably the best approach - now Naiditsch has tougher play.
Jul-12-14  Ovy: Kb8? Why?
Jul-12-14
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  PawnSac: wow. i just checked the clocks on chessdom and it shows they both have about 31 min
Jul-12-14
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  PawnSac: to threaten Bb7 (whether seriously intended or not) and it is a move! tick tock
Jul-12-14  DcGentle: Well, White could have got a passed pawn on the kingside like this:

21. Rh1 Bg4 22. Nxf5 Bxf5 23. Rag1 Rh7 24. Rg5 Be6 25. b3 Kb7 26. Ne4 Rah8 27. f5 f6 28. exf6 gxf6 29. Nxf6 Rf7 30. Re1 Bc8 31. Re8 Rhf8 32. Rxf8 Rxf8 33. Ne4 Bxf5 34. Ke3

But not everything is forced here, and more lines need to be examined. And it's not clear whether this is winning either.

Jul-12-14
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  PawnSac: i suppose it also prevents a white king advance. the B can shuffle back and forth on b7-c8 (sound kinda drawish?)
Jul-12-14  Ovy: Oh, that's true. I underestimated Bb7. White's knight is not able to make it to d5.
Jul-12-14
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  PawnSac: hey guys, what is the time control here? is it + :01 for each move?
Jul-12-14  MuzioFan: <PawnSac>: TIME CONTROL: Start game with 120 minutes. Add 60m after move 40. Add 15 minutes +30s/move after move 60.

Looking forward to seeing how white will keep this to a draw

Jul-12-14
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  PawnSac: Houdini
[-0.88]
Komodo
[-0.98]
Stockfish
[-1.21]
Jul-12-14  Ovy: Wow, I didn't expect that the position is so bad for Naiditsch. I mean, he will lose a pawn probably, but I though there is some counterplay.
Jul-12-14
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  PawnSac: after 31.exf6

Houdini
[-0.82]
Komodo
[-0.97]
Stockfish
[-1.31]

Jul-12-14  Ulhumbrus: 29...Rhf8 prepares 30...f6
Jul-12-14  Ovy: There is some delay here. They played Ref8 30. Rg1 f6 31. exf6 Rxf6 32. Ne2 Nf5 33. Ng4 .
Jul-12-14  WoodPushkin: http://new.livestream.com/chess24/d...

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Jul-12-14  MrSpock: Now Black has an edge!
Jul-12-14  Ulhumbrus: <MrSpock: Now Black has an edge!> In that case White may have overrated his side of the position and tried unjustifiably to win instead of settling for "only" an advantageous position
Jul-12-14  DcGentle: <Ulhumbrus>: With the Berlin Wall, White's advantage is for real, but only with good positional play. This is quite demanding, and especially over the board players can easily slip up.
Jul-12-14  john barleycorn: <JoeGI: Can anyone tell me why the time is changing on the clocks?>

because the clocks are functioning :-).

Jul-12-14
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  AnimusEtOblivio: Who are the commentators on Chess24? It seems like they hate each other :p
Jul-12-14
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  MissScarlett: Time stands still, it's the clocks that change.
Jul-12-14  docbenway: Time waits for no one.
Jul-12-14  MuzioFan: You must realise that it is not the clocks that are changing, it is only yourself.
Jul-12-14  DcGentle: <john barleycorn>: Well, there is a common belief that the Berlin Wall is a draw.
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