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Boris Gelfand vs Michael Adams
Corus Group A (2002), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-15
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  0-1

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Jun-23-05  notyetagm: Carsten Hansen says in his new book Improve Your Positional Chess:

<"(In Gelfand-Adams, 2002) It doesn't take a genius to see that Black's position makes a far more harmonious impression.">

Nov-15-05  notyetagm: A beautiful combination by Adams, moves 30 thru 34, winning two pawns. Note how Adams must play 29 ... e5-e4, gaining control over the d3-square, before playing the combination since otherwise 33 ... ♘xd3+ would lose to 34 ♕x♘.

I particularly like the wicked <zwischenzug> 31 ... ♘f4!, giving the Black knight forking squares on both d3 and h3 with gain of tempo from embarrassing the White queen.

Dec-28-06  notyetagm: One of my favorite Black wins in the Ruy Lopez.
Jun-10-14
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  naresb: < notyetagm > I liked 25... Ra4 as it paved the way for 31 Nf4.

Any chances for White for further continuation? 40. Qh3 followed by 41. Nf3, 42. Rh1; Would such kind of stuff had hold good?

Aug-28-18
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  plang: In Kasparov's win over Adams at Linares 1999 Kasparov played 13 Bg5; here White varied with 13 Ne2!?. After 15 Nf5?! Black was already taking over the initiative; 15 Bxe6 would have been better with approximate equality. 20..Bd8?! left Black's kingside vulnerable but White missed the opportunity to take advantage with 21 Be3 followed by Qd2. 30 Re1? lost quickly; 30 d4 would have been a tougher defense but would not likely have changed the final result.

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