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Pavel Eljanov vs Ian Nepomniachtchi
FIDE Grand Prix Geneva (2017), Geneva SUI, rd 3, Jul-08
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Opocensky Variation (B92)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-08-17  devere: 37...Qxc3 would have drawn for Black.

After 38.bxc3 Rd8 39.Kc2 Kf7 40.Kb3 Ke7 41.Kc4 Rxd7 42.Rxd7+ Kxd7 43.Kxc5 g5

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White has the outside passed C pawn, but nevertheless the king and pawn ending is a draw. This must be what Nepo misjudged, and it is hard to blame him.

Jul-08-17  CountryGirl: Eljanov seems to have the wood on Nepo. Must be one of those mysterious interaction-of-styles things...
Jul-09-17  starry2013: Though Nepo's also been one of the out of form players in recent months.
Jul-13-17  botvy41: With all due respect, Devere, why do you think that's a drawn endgame? After 44. Kd5 seems to me White is winning,because Black can't defend the f and g pawns and stop White's c pawn ,all at the same time.
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