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Alexander Grischuk vs Teimour Radjabov
FIDE GP (2002) (rapid), Dubai UAE, rd 2, Apr-04
French Defense: Advance. Euwe Variation (C02)  ·  1-0



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Sep-02-05  alexandrovm: That's what I call a super knight! (flying from one side to the other side of the board in no time :)) Starting from 55.Nxe8. Was the black pawn doomed to die?
Sep-02-05  peabody88: <alexandrovm> maybe you could save the g pawn with 49... ♗c6+ 50.♔xd4 g4 trying to tie the ♘ for the longest time.
Sep-02-05  peabody88: And now if
51.♔c5 ♗e8 52.♘xe8 g3 53.♘d6 g2 54.e7 g1♕+ and now black has to look for a perpetual check or try to take the e7 pawn without loosing the ♕. Not easy but playable.

51.♔e3 g3 52.♔e2 kh3 53.♔f1 ♔h2 Wins the race to g1 for black and now White will have to sac his ♘ to take black's g pawn.

51.e7 g3 52.e8♕ ♗xe8 53.♘xe8 g2 and black promotes on the next move. There might be other option for white, but I couldn't find them.

Sep-03-05  alexandrovm: thanks for the analysis <peaboy88>
Aug-09-06  waddayaplay: The variation 51.♔c5 ♗e8 52.♘xe8 g3 53.♘d6 g2 54.e7 g1♕+ is won for white, because he will play 55.♔c6 ♕g2+ 56.♔b6 and eventually white will promote the pawn, e.g. 56..♕g6 57.e8=♕ ♕xd6+ 58.♕c6 , with a winning queen-endgame.

However, the idea is right, but only if black plays 49..♗g6+ , when 50.♔xd4 g4 51.e7 g3 52.♔e3 ♔h3 53.♘e4 g2 54.♘g5+ ♔g3 55.♘f3 will draw

Apr-27-16  Tuan9371: A good knight

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