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Vladislav Kovalev vs Ian Nepomniachtchi
Dortmund Sparkassen (2018), Dortmund GER, rd 2, Jul-15
Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jul-15-18
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  Penguincw: < Classical games: Ian Nepomniachtchi beat Vladislav Kovalev 1 to 0, with 2 draws. >

When Kovalev has white, he's +0,-1,=1.

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Jul-15-18  Atking: What is the drawback of a natural king side attack Qd2 Bh6 then Qg5-Qh4 Ng5?
Jul-15-18
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  offramp: At move 17 both sides look well placed. I think black looks slightly better.
Jul-15-18  Atking: I meant at move 17. 17.Qd2 18.Bh6...
Jul-15-18
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  offramp: Im pretty sure Blacks going to play Rfd8, Nf8 which covers everything.
Jul-15-18
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  OhioChessFan: White's e Pawn is the dominant feature of the position. Does it give White more space? Is it a target for Black?
Jul-15-18
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  whiteshark: Time left after <25.Be3>:

0:25 || 1:24

It seems Nepo is blitzing the game...

Jul-15-18  Marmot PFL: 26 Nxe6 Nxe3 looks very complicated but white has much less time to analyze it.
Jul-15-18  Marmot PFL: 27 Rxe3 Bd5 28 Nxd8 Bxc4 29 Nc6 Qd7 30 Rxc4 seems like white's only chance. Kramnik also gave up his queen a few moves ago.
Jul-15-18
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  whiteshark: <27. Rxe3 Bd5> (27...fxe6 28.Qxe6+ Kh7 29.Rc7 +-) <28. Nxd8 Bxc4 29. Nc6 Qd7 30. Rxc4> is a wonderful imbalance ♕:♖+♘+♙ where coordination of forces is a priority 'goal'.
Jul-15-18
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  whiteshark: "The average value of the queen (if the opposing side does not have the bishop pair) is that of a rook, a minor piece and 1 pawns. <The knight is fractionally stronger than the bishop when supporting the rook in its struggle against a queen.> The value of a queen and pawn is the same as that of two rooks, when no minor pieces are present. <When both sides have 2 or more minor pieces, the queen does not need a pawn to equal the two rooks in value.> ...."

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Jul-15-18  Marmot PFL: White has a pawn already and can get one (maybe both) of black's queen side pawns, so he seems OK except for the clock.
Jul-15-18
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  catlover: Napomniachtchi has a hour more time left than Kovalev. I wonder how that will affect play in this unbalanced position.
Jul-15-18  Marmot PFL: What chances there are have to be with white although it seems unlikely he can make much progress.
Jul-15-18  Marmot PFL: Duda a pawn up with a good position so that seems a likely win.
Jul-15-18
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  Penguincw: Love unbalanced positions, especially queen vs. rook and bishop. But the rook and bishop side have 2 extra pawns.
Jul-15-18
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  offramp: The odd thing is, that even if White loses his bishop and b and e pawns in exchange for Blacks f and g pawns, its a draw.
Jul-15-18
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  JAMESROOK: Is this a draw?
Jul-15-18
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  offramp: No. It is 4-2.
Jul-15-18
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  JAMESROOK: Thank you Offramp could just be the score of France vs Croatia
Jul-15-18  Marmot PFL: Ok, R+B+ 2 connected pawns seems like it would give some chances, if the pawns were more advanced.
Jul-15-18
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  Korora: A crow, a Bishop, and 2 Pawns vs. a ♕. I'm too much of a patzer to see any potential brilliancies in the offing (after Kovalev played 76. ♗h5, for those who read this post-game), but the history of Chess is full of surprises.
Jul-15-18  Marmot PFL: Looks like something or Carlsen or Caruana might win, probably few others.
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