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Mikhail Kazakov vs Valeriy Neverov
"Neverov His Game" (game of the day Feb-19-2005)
ch-UKR (2001), Ordzhonikidze UKR, rd 1, Sep-08
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  0-1



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Apr-09-04  hongisto24: Qf2 ? must be a dubious move...
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: This is one of the most casual Exchange sacrifices I've ever seen--Black does the usual sac on c3, then he takes his time, completes his development, seemingly dawdles, complacently allows White to open the g-file, gives White the opportunity to swap Queens after move 25...Nxc3 (and why didn't White swap?), doesn't seem to care about the invasion on the g-file, and then boom!, the White King is stuck in a mating net.

Remarkable game, but was any of this sound?

Feb-19-05  schnarre: 49...Rxc3+ 50. Kxb4 Rxh3 looks fine for Black.
Feb-19-05  Seraphina: I agree with An Englishman... It takes courage to open your king to attack, courage and ice-cold judgement. I have only taken a quick look at the game without analyzing the details. But it seems to me black cuts the board in two leaving white to dawdle on the K-side as well and then doing his thing on the Q-side. It seems, too, that 42, f4 was a waste, wouldn't advancing the h pawn have been a little more threatening, trying to bind the rook on the h-file a little as a counter to black's a pawn?
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  kevin86: Black carried out a great attack! As usual with sacs in this type of game,paradoxically,the winners ends up ahead in material.
Feb-19-05  aw1988: Both sides played terribly in this game. Black neglects the fact that he is playing a Najdorf, and instead imposes the Dragon upon his opponent, Mikhail Patzerkov, who finished last in the Kaissa open (0 points) and has invented a Stonewall variation that has revolutionized the game.
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  benveniste: <An Englishman> I agree with you as well, but it looks to me as if this game goes south around move 17. White is better off playing 17. Nxc5, blocking the c-file. And once Kozakov plays Rdg1, black is better off playing 17... Nxd4 and claiming back a pawn.
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  Calli: better is 39.Rxf7!+ Ke8 40.Rg8!+ Kxf7 41.Bxc4+
Feb-19-05  aw1988: And after 39. Rxf7+ Kxf7?
Feb-19-05  aragorn69: LOL <aw1988> Mikhail "Patzerkov" has a 2500+ Elo and a +13/-14 score in this database. But I failed to see any <Stonewall variation that has revolutionized the game> ???
Feb-19-05  schnarre: I've not found any new Stonewall variations either.
Feb-19-05  aw1988: <aragorn69> You should ask <Lawrence> about this one.
Feb-19-05  MUG: <aw1988> After 39.Rxf7+ Kxf7 40.Bxc4+ Kf6 41.Rxd1 Nxd1+ 42.Kc1 I would prefer to be White!
Feb-20-05  schnarre: <MUG> I agree.
Feb-21-05  patzer2: <Benveniste> I really like your recommendation 17. Nxc5! as an improvement and a best defensive move (analysis with Fritz 8):

After 17.Nxc5! dxc5 18.Qe1 Qa5 19.c4 Qa4 20.Be2 bxc4 21.c3 Rb8+ 22.Ka1 a5 23.Rd2 Rb7 24.g5 Nh7 25.g6 fxg6 26.Qg3 Nf8 27.h4 Qa3 28.Rc2 Bf6 29.Bc1 Qa4 30.Bd1 Qe8 31.Rb2 Rxb2 32.Bxb2 Bf7 33.Be2 , White has a slight advantage.

<Calli> Excellent call on 39. Rxf7+! as an equalizing defensive move and the last chance to save the game (analysis with Fritz 8):

After 39.Rxf7+! Ke8 40.Rg8+ Kxf7 41.Bxc4+ Ke7 42.Ba2 a5 43.Rg6 Kd7 44.h4 Rh1 45.Rh6 a4 46.Ra6 Kc7 47.Ra5 Rxh4 48.Rxe5 Rh1 49.Rc5+ Kd7 50.f4 Re1 51.e5 Rf1 52.f5 a3+ 53.Kb3 Rxf5 54.Kxb4 Nxa2+ 55.Kxa3 Nc1 56.e6+ Kxe6 57.Rxf5 Kxf5=, it's a draw.

Feb-22-05  schnarre: <patzer2> I agree with your analysis. I tried both lines & wound up with nearly identical positions.
Jul-21-18  Saniyat24: 'Konstant' entertainment in the latter part of the match...! :)
Jul-21-18  Saniyat24: both players sacrificed their Rooks at the same position, Black in move 12, and White in move 47...!

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