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Tal Shaked vs Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev
FIDE World Championship Knockout Prelim (1999), Las Vegas, NV USA, rd 2, Aug-04
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Romanishin Variation. English Hybrid (E20)  ·  0-1



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  plang: This win in game 2 of their second round match in the World Championship tournament gave Georgiev a 2-0 match victory; he went on to defeat Svidler in the next round before being eliminated by Akopian. The alternative 14..Bxe2 15 c4..Bxd1 16 Rxd1..Qb6 17 cxd..cxd is interesting though the two bishops probably favor White. 17..Qh5 was an innovation and has now become the main line; 17..Qxb4 had been played previously. 20 Rxe2?..Qxe2 21 Bf1..Qb2 would not have worked. Needing a win to extend the match Shaked grabbed a pawn with 24 Bxc6 though Black obtained good counterplay. After 29 Bb7? giving back the pawn Black started to develop an advantage; Seirawan recommended 29 c5..Qd2 30 Qxd2..Rxd2 31 Rec1..Bc6 with a likely draw. The game still should have been drawn but Shaked continued to take risks to keep his increasingly slim winning chances alive and proceeded to lose routinely.

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