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Michael Adams vs Giorgi Giorgadze
Groningen Candidates (1997), Groningen NED, rd 2, Dec-11
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Breyer Defense Zaitsev Hybrid (C95)  ·  1-0



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Feb-16-06  Timothy Glenn Forney: Fantastic Finish.Doesn't 41.♕d2 classify as tormenting your opponent? I guess it's a double edged sword giving the ♕ access to h6 for the mating net.What a great game.
Feb-16-06  Timothy Glenn Forney: The final position is Zugzwang!
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  plang: After a first round bye Adams defeated Giorgadze 2-0 (this was the first game). Adams then went on to defeat Tiviakov, Svidler, Van Wely and Short before losing to Anand in the final match to determine Karpov's opponent. Giorgadze had defeated Bacrot in the first round. Several months prior to this game Topalov had defeated Van der Sterren after 22..Nh7. Giorgadze initiated complications with the new 22..h4!?. With 28..Bf6 Giorgadze apparently underestimated white's position. 28..Kg7 (Rogers) and 28..Rb7 (Ftacnik) were recommended as alternatives. 29..Bxh4 30 Bxg6..fxg 31 Qh6 is powerful for white. Adams recommended 31..Rxa7 32 Rxa7..Qb6 33 Ra1..Bxe4 34 Qxe4..Kg7 as giving black slightly better chances to survive. Giorgadze did not have an answer to Adam's clever knight maneuver f3-d2-f1-g3.

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