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Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov vs Peter Svidler
RUS-Team (2000), Smolensk, rd 7, Apr-21
King's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Defense (C36)  ·  0-1



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Mar-28-05  Everett: Svidler plays the Abbazia defense against Fedorov's KGA a second time and comes out victorious.

White varies with 6.Bxd5, eventually gaining time on the Q with good development, but black still stays on top.

Game 1 between these two, in the same opening..

Fedorov vs Svidler, 1998

Jun-16-06  KingG: It's a shame Fedorov lost this game, as he does fine out of the opening. He did play a few possibly inaccurate moves here and there that lost him the initiative soon after though. For example, was 12.Kh1 really necessary at that stage? And 18.Rfe1 looks a bit ugly. Maybe White could try a plan like Qf2, Nd2, c4 instead.

But i don't understand 23.d5? at all. Possibly he miscalculated. He may have been slightly worse before then, but the move he played was just losing.

Aug-03-09  alexrawlings: Forgive my ignorance, but why is the final position lost for white?
Aug-03-09  Jason Frost: 41...Re1+ 42. Kd3 Re5 43. Nh6+ Kh7
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  Check It Out: Can white try to hold on with 41...Re1+ 42. Kf4 c2 43. Bd2 c1=Q 44. Bxc1 Rxc1 45. Kxg4 Ra1 with knight + p vs. rook + p, or does that miss something for black?
Jan-09-11  jmboutiere: 23.c5 or 25.Qa5 are better than 23.d5
24.c5 better than 24.Nd4
Final position Rybka 3 - 2.49
KingG: It's a shame Fedorov lost this game
response : playing chess is a privilege not a shame
Jan-09-11  jmboutiere: best move 41...c2 42.Kd3 Rf1 or
42.Bd2 Re1 43.Kf2 c1 Q
Jan-09-11  jmboutiere: 41...Re1 produces equality
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  plang: This line looks a little shaky for Black - he obtains the two bishops but falls behind in development. Svidler didn't think 12 Kh1?! was necessary recommending 12 Rae1 or 12 Rad1 instead. 15 Qd2?! with the idea of preparing c4 was easy to counter; again centralizing rooks with 15 Rae1 looks more promising. 24 Nd4? was a tactical oversight leading to a very difficult endgame; preferable was 24 c5..Nc4 25 Qc3..Bd7 when White would be worse but would still be in the game. A tougher defense was 40 g3..Kh7 41 Kd3..c2 42 Bc5..Rg1 43 Kxc2..Rxg3 though Black should eventually prevail.

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