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Alexander Riazantsev vs Li Chao
FIDE Grand Prix Geneva (2017), Geneva SUI, rd 7, Jul-13
Slav Defense: General (D10)  ·  1-0


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Jul-13-17  Mirovsk: ....63 games....this one is the most amazing so far.....
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Certainly seems as if Riazantsev had to win the game several times over, as if he had squandered the advantage and had to regain it. But who knows? Perhaps he always the win. Nice technique in the Queen & P v. Queen endgame.
Jul-14-17  Imran Iskandar: Very good game, this
Jul-14-17  vergilam: Why can't White play 30 Rxb5?
Jul-14-17  Duracell: The engine agrees with you


Maybe a 4 versus 3 advantage in one wing is worthless after forced exchanges, and if Black manages to liquidate all the rooks, then it will be impossible to win.

This is why White preferred to create some weaknesses in the kingside, and to keep his rook on the seventh.
In a "must win" situation, I would do the same. Especially if my opponent's time is low.
Jul-16-17  ColdSong: Sometime chess is really a torture.
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