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David Navara vs Boris Gelfand
Prague Chess Festival (Masters) (2019), Hotel Don Giovanni Prague, rd 1, Mar-06
Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  whiteshark: "David Navara didn't manage to convert his game against Boris Gelfand, even though he had a veyr promising position.

The game was opened with Petroff, and after several moves it was clear that Czech #1 was confident with his home preparation, as he was playing fast, leaving Gelfand much behind on clock.

Navara sacrificed the exchange, and forced the Israeli player to give up his Queen, however it was not enough for a full point, and the draw was made in 100 moves."

Rd 1 report:

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  whiteshark: <11...Be6>

[11...Bd7 12.Bg5 Re8 13.Qf4 Bc6 14.Bxf6 Bxf6 15.Rxe8+ Qxe8 16.Qf5 Bxf3 17.Qxh7+ Kf8 18.Qh8+ Ke7 19.Re1+ Be5 20.Qh4+ Kd7 21.Qh3+ Kc7 22.Qxf3 Qe6 23.Kb1 Re8 24.g3 d5 25.Bf1 Qd7 26.Bg2 Hracek,Z (2582)-Bogner,S (2588) Le Castella 2018 10 - not in the database here]

<12.Bg5 d5N>

[12...Qa5 13.a3 Rfe8 14.Bxf6 Bxf6 15.Ng5 Bxg5 16.Qxg5 h6 17.Qf4 d5 18.g4 Qd8 19.Be2 Qg5 20.Qxg5 hxg5 21.Bf3 Kf8 22.Bxd5 Bxg4 23.Rxe8+ Rxe8 24.Rg1 Bf5 25.Rxg5 g6 26.Bc4 Re1+ 27.Kd2 A Giri vs Motylev, 2017 (46);

12...h6 13.Bxh6 c4 14.Bxg7 cxd3 15.Qg5 Ne4 16.Qh6 Bg5+ 17.Nxg5 Qxg5+ 18.Qxg5 Nxg5 19.Bxf8 dxc2 20.Rxd6 Kxf8 21.h4 Nh7 22.Kxc2 Nf6 23.f3 Ke7 24.Rd4 Rh8 25.c4 Nd7 26.b3 a6 27.Kc3 Karjakin vs Harikrishna, 2016 10 (62)]

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Analysis by Houdini 4

24.Bxe5 Qe7 25.Qh5 f6 26.Bg6 Bf7 27.Qh8+ Bg8 28.Bxe8 fxe5 29.Rf1+ Kxe8 30.Qxg8+ Kd7 31.Qxd5+ Kc8 32.Qe4 Qg5+ 33.Kb1 Qf4 34.Qe2 Rd2 35.Qe1 Qg5 36.Rf8+ Rd8 37.Rxd8+ Kxd8 38.Qe4 Kc7 39.b3 a5 40.Kb2 Qf6 41.h4 Qe6 42.h5 b6 43.a4 Qf6 44.g3 Qg5 45.g4 Qf4 46.Qg6 Qf8 47.Qe6 + / - (1.13) Depth: 22 dpa done

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 22 dpa done

1. + / = (0.49): 23...f6 24.Ng6+ Kf7 25.Qh5 d4 26.Bd2 Bxa2 27.Nf4+ Kf8 28.Rxe8+ Rxe8 29.Ng6+ Kf7 30.b3 dxc3 31.Bxc3 c4 32.b4 Ke6 33.Kb2 Kd7 34.Kxa2 Qc6 35.Kb2 Kc7 36.Nh4 Kb8 37.Bg6 Rd8 38.h3 Qd7 39.Nf3 a6 40.Qa5 Qe7 41.Qb6 Bc7 42.Qf2 Bd6 43.Qe1 Qxe1 44.Bxe1 Kc7 45.Kc3 b5 46.Bf2 Kb7 47.Bg1 Kc7 48.Be4

2. + / - (0.80): 23...Bxe5 24.Bxe5 Qe7 25.Qh5 f6 26.Bg6 Bf7 27.Qh8+ Bg8 28.Bxe8 fxe5 29.Rf1+ Kxe8 30.Qxg8+ Kd7 31.Qxd5+ Kc8 32.Qe4 Qg5+ 33.Kb1 Qf4 34.Qe2 Qd2 35.Qg4+ Qd7 36.Qg5 b6 37.b3 Re8 38.Kb2 Kb7 39.h4 e4 40.Qe3 Qe6 41.h5 Re7 42.Rf4 Re8 43.g4 c4 44.Qe2 Re7 45.bxc4

3. + / - (0.87): 23...Qb6 24.Bg6 Bxe5 25.Bxe5 d4 26.cxd4 cxd4 27.Qh7 f6 28.Qh8+ Bg8 29.Bxe8 Rxe8 30.Bd6+ Qxd6 31.Rxe8+ Kxe8 32.Qxg8+ Kd7 33.Qxg7+ Kc6 34.Qh6 Qe5 35.Kb1 b5 36.a3 a5 37.Qh8 a4 38.Qc8+ Kd6 39.Qb8+ Ke6 40.Qd8 Kf5 41.Qd7+ Kg5 42.Qf7 Kf5 43.h3 Kf4 44.Qd7

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