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Queen's Indian E15 Intermezzo with 12 .. f7-f5!?
Compiled by notyetagm
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From the forum for Shulman vs The World, 2007

Event "League Match"
Site "Cambridge, England"
Date "2007.12.03"
Board "1"
Result "1/2-1/2"
White "Ross, Chris N"
Black "Thornton, Mark H"
WhiteElo "2144"
BlackElo "2235"

1.d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Bg2 c6 8. 0-0 d5 9. Ne5 Nfd7 10. Nxd7 Nxd7 11. Bc3 0-0 12. Nd2 f5

By transposition, we arrive at Y Shulman vs The World, 2007

13. Rc1 Rc8 14. Bb2 Bd6 15. Nf3 Qe7 16. Qd2 Nf6 17. Ne5 Ne4 18. Qe3 c5 19. f3 Nf6

Up to this point, we are following Kasimdzhanov vs Gelfand, 2007

20. Qd2 cxd4 21. Bxd4 Bxe5 22. Bxe5 dxc4 23. Rfd1 Rfd8 24. Qb2 Rxd1+ 25. Rxd1 Nd5 26. bxc4 Ne3 27. Rc1 Nxc4 28. Qd4 Nxe5 29. Rxc8+ Bxc8 30. Qxe5 Qc5+ 31. Qxc5 bxc5

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I was confident that I would win this endgame. But things didn't turn out that way.

32. Kf2 Kf7 33. f4 Ke7 34. Ke3 Kd6 35. Kd2 Ba6 36. e4 Bb7 37. e5+ Kc7 38. Bf1 Bd5 39. a3 Kb6 40. Kc3 Ba2 41. Kb2 Bd5 42. Kc3 Ba2 43. Kb2 Bd5 1/2-1/2

A disappointing result, but <12...f5!?> passed another test with flying colors.

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Event "League Match"
Site "Cambridge, England"
Date "2007.12.03"
Board "1"
Result "1/2-1/2"
White "Ross, Chris N"
Black "Thornton, Mark H"
WhiteElo "2144"
BlackElo "2235"

1.d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Bg2 c6 8. 0-0 d5 9. Ne5 Nfd7 10. Nxd7 Nxd7 11. Bc3 0-0 12. Nd2 f5 13. Rc1 Rc8 14. Bb2 Bd6 15. Nf3 Qe7 16. Qd2 Nf6 17. Ne5 Ne4 18. Qe3 c5 19. f3 Nf6 20. Qd2 cxd4 21. Bxd4 Bxe5 22. Bxe5 dxc4 23. Rfd1 Rfd8 24. Qb2 Rxd1+ 25. Rxd1 Nd5 26. bxc4 Ne3 27. Rc1 Nxc4 28. Qd4 Nxe5 29. Rxc8+ Bxc8 30. Qxe5 Qc5+ 31. Qxc5 bxc5 32. Kf2 Kf7 33. f4 Ke7 34. Ke3 Kd6 35. Kd2 Ba6 36. e4 Bb7 37. e5+ Kc7 38. Bf1 Bd5 39. a3 Kb6 40. Kc3 Ba2 41. Kb2 Bd5 42. Kc3 Ba2 43. Kb2 Bd5 1/2-1/2

Shulman vs The World, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Anand's 42 ... Qf4-f3!! highlights a brilliant win over Kramnik
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Kasimdzhanov vs Gelfand, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

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