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Baskaran Adhiban vs Loek van Wely
Tata Steel (2017), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-14
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. Barmen Defense (B22)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  Jack Kerouac: What to do with the knight?
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  Penguincw: These 2 have never met before.

It's interesting how the So-Carlsen game is between the 2 highest rated players in the group, while this game is between the 2 lowest rated players.

The only other game remaining in Group A is Andreikin-Wei Yi, but it's currently an equal king and 6 pawn ending, almost certainly a draw. Here, Adhiban can try for a win.

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  Jack Kerouac: ..D8 is looking possible.
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  Jack Kerouac: Oh yeah.
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  Penguincw: Andreikin-Wei Yi have shaken hands after 55 moves. Last remaining game in the Masters Group, is this one (still one game remaining in the challengers, Tari-Hansen).
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  Jack Kerouac: N back to E6.
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  Jack Kerouac: Welcome to the Tata Steel tournament with your commentators Zappa and a penguin not in bondage. Boing.
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  tamar: Trick here. if 48...Kxd6 49 Nb4+ forces the win of the knight
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  tamar: or the win of the kside pawns, which is just as bad
Jan-14-17  not not: how about, abandon d6 pawn and eat f7 pawn, and cut black king off (white took sitting on f file) ?
Jan-14-17  not not: rook b7 check and black is busted?
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  Jack Kerouac: Rook to King side..
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  Jack Kerouac: Seems there is a win here for white but may settle for a draw against an opponent who makes a living by drawing.
Jan-14-17  not not: how about rook b6 pining knight, then take knight with this rook, followed by knight fork to take g6 pawn? I mean, give up rook for black knight and g pawn?

seems good fighting chance to me

Jan-14-17  sakredkow: That pawn on d6 - from move 14 to move 56! Ay, what a pain. Great patience by Loek.
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