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Jose Pinheiro vs Bragi Thorfinnsson
EUR-chT (Men) 13th (2001), Leon ESP, rd 4, Nov-09
Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Meran Variation (D45)  ·  0-1

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Oct-29-05
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  Gypsy: A realy nice game by Black. It is hard to say if <17.b3?> or <18.Bb2?> is the bigger error, both moves are, of course, part of the same idea. Kramnik played <17.Nd4> in the identical position (just shifted by one move) in Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2001. White clearly did not fear the pawn fork <18...e4>. But he miscalculated, it seems: Perhaps 23.Bd4 fxg2 24.Kxg2 Qxd1 were the moves beyond his calculating horizont.

Even though 25.g3 Qf5 would have been better than the game <25.g4>, White can not be saved; eg, 26.g4 Qc2 27.Qc4 Qxc4 28.bxc4 Ra8 ...

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