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Mikhail Gurevich vs Ivan Sokolov
GMA (2001), Dos Hermanas ESP, rd 4, Apr-22
Slav Defense: General (D10)  ·  0-1



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  plang: Played at Dos Hermanas 2001 which was a 10 player round robin; Dreev and Smirin tied for first with +2. 11 dxc was played in Dautov-Hodgson 2000 Istanbul Olympiad (White won); 11 cxd was new. White did not take the pawn with 22 Bxd5..cxd 23 Qxd5..Be6 when Black would have had compensation with two bishops. 26 a3?! allowed Black to close the c-file making it more difficult to attack the weak c6 pawn; perhaps 26 Rc1 or 26 Nxd7..Qxd7 27 Rc1 should have been considered. Flear recommended 43 Rd3..Qf5 44 Qd2 as an improvement. 45 Rc5? was an error; after the better defense 45 Qf1! Black would have had nothing better than a repetition with 45..Nf4 46 Kg1..Nh3+ 47 Kh2..Nf4. Black missed 46..Bg2 but got another opportunity to play it a move later. Again 47 Kg1! (if 47..Bg2 then 48 Qb5) would have forced Black to take a draw; missing that Black quickly obtained a winning position. Sokolov missed the stronger 61..Qe1+ 62 Kg2..Qe4+ 63 Kg1..Qb1+ 64 Kh2..Qf1.

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