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Teimour Radjabov vs Mateusz Bartel
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004), Tripoli LBA, rd 1, Jun-20
Dutch Defense: Queen's Knight Variation (A85)  ·  1-0

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Jun-21-04  shr0pshire: I would never say that it was stupid opening move. Read my profile <Pink Panther>.

Let's admit it, Radjabov used immense bravery in this game. He won in 25 moves against a 2500 rated player.

He won the game and gets my praise because of it.

Jun-21-04  acirce: I think that if he had lost it wouldn't have been the opening's fault anyway. He has a good game after the sac, which is by the way known theory.
Jun-22-04  Whitehat1963: <acirce>, no, I wouldn't recognize him if he wins in Libya. In my head, Kramnik is the world champion. He beat Kasparov in a match over the board, not in some boardroom at FIDE. Until someone beats him the same way, I'll call him the world champion. Is he the best player in the world right now? Highly debateable, but I'll say he's the champion regardless.
Jun-22-04  acirce: <Whitehat1963> thanks for the answer. I don't know either who is the _best player_ right now, it could be Kramnik or Anand or Leko or Kasparov and there is really no way to tell for sure.
Jun-22-04  poktirity: I know it's definately not me ;)
Jun-22-04  Whitehat1963: <acire>, wouldn't it be nice if they could schedule an all-play-all tournament of the top 10 to determine the top four players for semifinal matches? And the winners could go on to a 24-game match for the championship. Wishful thinking, huh?
Jun-22-04
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  ray keene: just for pinkpanther
lines from the 17th century poet laureate john dryden i think from his poem absalom and achitophel

great wit is sure to madness near allied
and thin partitions do their bounds divide

best wishes

Jun-22-04  acirce: <Wishful thinking, huh?> To say the least. :(
Jun-30-04  Everett: Is this position completely resignable? After 25...Bxc5 26. Rac8 Rxd6+, what does black have, and is it completely over?
Jun-30-04  acirce: <After 25...Bxc5 26. Rac8 Rxd6+, what does black have, and is it completely over?> Why would that not be over with that material advantage and that attack? I'm assuming you mean "what does white have" and that your line includes Black's ..exd6.
Oct-31-04  Poisonpawns: Is this game annotated anywhere?pls post
Oct-31-04  Poisonpawns: by the way this line is refuted easily by 7...Bg7(instead of c6)8.Qxh5+ Kf8 9.exf5 Qe8!(nf3 Qe8!)10.Qd1 Na6 11.Be3 Qf7 12.Nf3 Qxf5 13.Qb3 Rg8 14.o-o-o c5 15.d5 and black is better by far, any comments? It is a patzer weapon against un prepared dutch players.
Nov-19-04  Poisonpawns: Great game by Radjabov! Dutch Players should know this!! and be prepared
Nov-19-04  drukenknight: what is wrong w/ 16...BxN? I guess everyone wants to keep their fianch. B huh? Theory (of exchanging) takes a back seat to the magical Bishop.
Nov-19-04  clocked: <Poisonpawns> "refuted easily" well that depends how you define those two words. How about

7...Bg7 8.Qxh5+ Kf8 9.Bh6

Nov-19-04  drukenknight: what is wrong w/ 7...Be6?
Nov-19-04  clocked: 7...Be6 white can just play Be2-h5
A bit too much would be
7...Be6 8.exf5 Bxf5 9.Qxh5+ Bg6 10.Qb5+ Nd7 11.Qxb7 Rb8 12.Qxa7 Bg7 13.Nd5 0-0 14.Nxc7 Bxd4 15.Qxd4 Qxc7
Nov-19-04  drukenknight: computer gives 7...Be6 8. Qxh5+ Bf7
9. Qxf5 Nc6 10. Be3 Bh6 w/ half pawn adv. to black. Only one game in their data base has 7...Be6 (1991 Copehagen) but it seems a natural move to me.
Nov-21-04  Poisonpawns: <clocked> 7... Bg7 8.Qxh5+ kf8 9.Bh6 does nothing to black,9..Rg8 is a good enough move to deal with 9.bh6
Apr-07-05  Per: I think Bartels time ran out. Otherwise most GM:s would still have played on a few moves. Black can sac his c-pawn by 26..Bd4 27. Bxd4 ... cxd4 28 Rxd4 and then getting his a-rook into play with check. As Fischer used to say: "Lotīs a play left!"
Dec-02-05  THE pawn: There is an old (stupid) saying that goes like this: If you're not dutch, you're not much.

Thanks for the extreme refutation Radjabov, you made them shut up!

Apr-16-06  Chessography: <Poisonpawns> The idea of c6 is to provide a safe spot for the king on the queenside. Going to f8 is bad at first sight, and White has prospects of playing Bh6, Nf3-g5, O-O-O, and a rook lift with Rd3.
Nov-04-06  Shajmaty: <Poisonpawns: by the way this line is refuted easily by 7...Bg7(instead of c6)8.Qxh5+ Kf8 9.exf5 Qe8! [...] and black is better by far, any comments? It is a patzer weapon against un prepared dutch players.> 9. Be3 is much better than 9. exf5.
Nov-04-06  Shajmaty: <Everett>, concerning your comment on Jun 30th 2004, I agree with <acirce>: after 25...exd6 26. Bxc5, Rac8? 27. Rxd6 all is over. If 27...Kc7; 28. Ne6+, and if 27...Re7/e8; 28. Re6+ followed by Nf7+ and Nxh8.
Aug-18-10  howlwolf: To Ray Keene, I thought the quote was "great wit and madness are close allied and thin partitions their bounds divide"; not sure of the poem but thought it was one of Dryden's historicals and he is describing a character from the Rump parliment, can't remember who. I like your annotated games, by the way!
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