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Alexei Fedorov vs Peter Svidler
Elista Olympiad (1998), Elista RUS, rd 8, Oct-06
King's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Defense (C36)  ·  0-1



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Jan-02-06  Timothy Glenn Forney: Its no easy feat to beat Fedorov in the King's gambit,Shirov is the only other player to do it.
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  Mateo: Fedorov wanted too much. On move 24, he could have trade many pieces in order to reach a simplified middle-game with opposite colour bishops, with only a small edge for Svidler.

24. Re3?. <24.Be5 Re5 25.f4 Re8 26.Nd5 Nd5 27.Bd5 . Black has a small advantage because White's Kingside is broken, but no more.>

28. f4? <This was a blunder losing the exchange. He should have played 28.Nf6 Qf6. Nevertheless, Black would have won the b pawn.>

Jun-01-06  KingG: I think 7.Bxd5 Qxd5 8.d4 might be a better way of meeting this defence, as in J Gallagher vs P Morris, 1990 and J Gallagher vs Balashov, 1991

It's tough defence to crack though. It could be that 5.Bb5+ is better.

Jun-01-06  dehanne: After 5.Bb5+ c6 6.dc6: Nc6: there is the interesting 7.Ne5!? line for white, which most black players are not familiar with.
Jun-01-06  KingG: <dehanne> it certainly looks very interesting. Do you know of any games in this line?
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  plang: "Its no easy feat to beat Fedorov in the King's gambit,Shirov is the only other player to do it."

Doing a quich search on this site indicates 30+ games by Fedorov in the Kings Gambit. 15 wins and 4 losses. An impressive record to be sure but this is not his only loss.

Jun-01-06  dehanne: <KingG> I have a book on the King's gambit by a German master called Stefan Bücker, who recommends this line for white (he also invented it, it seems). He does mention a couple of games in this line, like this one: 7.Pe5!? Qb6 8.Qe2 Be6 9.d4?! f3?! 10.Bc6:+ bc6: 11.Qf3: Bd5 12.Qe3! Be7 13.0-0 c5 14.Nc3! cd4: 15.Nd5: Nd5: (15...de3: 16.Nb6: e2 17.Re1)16.Qf3 0-0-0 17.Qf5+! Kb7? 18.Nf7:
Jun-15-06  Timothy Glenn Forney: <plang> you're right I missed this one:Fedorov vs Ivanchuk, 2001 It is still impressive all loses are to super GMs Shirov 1 Svidler 2 Ivanscuk 1.Some games may be missing.
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  plang: 7 Bb3?! seems slow; 7 d4 or 7 Bxd5 are the usual continuations. If 28 Nxf6+..Qxf6 29 Rxc5..bxc and if 30 Rb1?!..Bxb2! 31 Qxb2..Re1+! and wins.

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