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Loek van Wely vs Predrag Nikolic
Corus Group A (2000), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 11, Jan-28
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Vitolinsh-Adorjan Gambit (E32)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jul-26-02  morphynoman: A very interesting game in all his faces. Black's defense in the opening is a very agressive one. The end of the game, a single rock against rock and two united pawns is pretty instructive. I wonder if Van Wely had well played it.
Feb-10-08  aazqua: Incredible! Nikolic is absolutely incapable of playing a game worthy of note in which his opponent doesn't commit a major blunder. What a complete piker. In this Nikolic "notable" game, Van Wely outplays him throughout to obtain a winning endgame. On queue, while probably wondering why nikolic doesn't just resign, van wely gets lazy and puts himself into a bind. Nikolic finds a clever use of stalemate to enforce the draw. Well done, Nikolic! 70 moves of bad chess and your opponent gets lazy!
Feb-10-08  whatthefat: <aazqua>

I'm not sure what your point is meant to be. I suspect you're not in a position to be criticizing someone rated well over 2600 though.

May-02-08  aazqua: I think I made my point very clear. Nikolilc is a patsy. I think I'm in a very good position to be criticizing him.
Jun-07-10  cocker: Position after 70 ... ♔f5 features in Nunn's book, UCE, diagram 53c. On move 75 White had five legal moves but chose the only one which didn't win.

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