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Joel Akesson vs Mihail Marin
Excelsior Cup (2004), ?, rd 2, Jan-09
Benoni Defense: Fianchetto Variation (A62)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Feb-16-04  karlzen: This is how Petrosian would have played the Benoni and I'm sure that was precisely Marin's intention! Sac'ing the exchange severeal times is just so in the Armenian's style. Sorry it only sufficed for a draw.
Jan-31-05  aw1988: <karlzen> To make you feel better, it has been said perfect play leads to a draw. Since this has not yet been refuted, perhaps Marin is on the verge of defeating Kramnik... oh wait, every game of his is a perfect game. Maybe not. :)
Mar-26-05  Hinchliffe: <karlzen> Hi...as you once observed current GM's aren't the greatest at playing end games. Although this particular example is full of intrustional titbits. For example, using the rook to keep king and piece and pawns apart that is until is suits. I see what you mean about the similarity between Marin and Petrosian. The patient positional build up..hey where's the fire? Sitting back and playing through a titanic battle like this is a gentle reminder that crash, bang, wallop chess although attractive is not the be all and end all. Thanks Karlszen yet again my frined you prove invaluable at pointing me in the right direction. On a perosnal note hope you are well and that spring is now turning G'burg into paradise well close anyway. Take care best regards Stephen

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