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Peter Svidler vs Vladimir Akopian
European Club Cup (2002), Halkidiki GRE, rd 6, Sep-27
Alekhine Defense: Modern. Alburt Variation (B04)  ·  1-0



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Mar-26-18  whiteshark: <Tragicomedies (Dvoretsky)>

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1) +0.08 (30 ply) <53...f5!=> 54.Ra8 Ke4 55.Re8+ Kd5 56.a7 Rxa7 57.Ke3 Ra6 58.Kf4 Ra2 59.Rd8+ Ke6 60.f3 Ra3 61.Rf8 Ke7 62.Rb8 Kf6 63.Rb6+ Kf7 64.Rc6 Rd3 65.Ra6 Rb3 66.Ra8 Kf6 67.Rf8+ Kg7 68.Rc8 Ra3 69.Rc6 Kf7 70.Rc5 Ke6 71.Rb5 Kf7

2) +1.75 (29 ply) 53...Kd5 54.Ke2 Kc5 55.Rc7+ Kd5 56.a7 f6 57.Kd2 f5 58.Rg7 Ke4 59.Re7+ Kd5 60.Kc2 Kc5 61.Rg7 Ra6 62.Kc3 Ra3+ 63.Kb2 Ra5 64.Kb3 Ra1 65.Rh7 Ra5 66.Re7 Kb6 67.Kc3 Ra6 68.Rf7 Kc5 69.Kd2

3) +1.75 (29 ply) 53...f6 54.Ke2 Ke4 55.Re7+ Kd5 56.a7 Ra2+ 57.Kd3 Ra3+ 58.Kc2 Kc5 59.Rg7 f5 60.Kb2 Ra5 61.Kb3 Ra1 62.Rh7 Ra5 63.Kc3 Ra3+ 64.Kd2 Kd6 65.Kc2 Kc5 66.Rg7 Ra6 67.Kc3 Ra3+ 68.Kd2 Kd5 69.Rc7 Kd6 70.Rh7 Kc5

1.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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  plang: 11..e6 had been played in a little known 2001 game; 11..Bb7 was new. 15..c5 looks like an improvement. After 20 Qc2 threatening 21 Bxf6..Bxf6 22 Rxe6 White had a serious initiative. After 20..Rde8? 21 Bg3 Black was in dire straits; 20..Rfe8 would have been better. Black needed to avoid 21..Rd8 22 Rxe6!..fxe 23 Bxe6+..Kh7 24 Nh4..c5 25 Qxg6+..Kh8 26 Nf5. 26 Qd1? was an error; instead 26 Bxd5..exd 27 Bxd6 would have been winning for White. Dvoretsky considered 53..Ra2+? to be the decisive mistake recommending 53..f5 54 Kc2..f4 55 Kb2..Ra5 56 Kb3..fxg 57 fxg..Kf5 58 Kb4..Ra1 59 Kb5..Kg4 (or 59..Rb1+) with a draw. A useful technique to know is 60..Ra1 61 Kc7..Kf5 62 Rb5+..Kg4 63 Kb6..Rxa7 64 Rg5+ and wins.

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