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Michal Krasenkow vs Zoltan Almasi
Rubinstein Memorial (2000), Polanica-Zdroj POL, rd 5, Aug-21
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Wade Variation (D47)  ·  1-0



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  plang: In game 2 of their third round match at the 1997 World Championship in Groningen Sadler had played 17 a4 against Dreev and had lost after several errors. A month prior to this game at Dortmund Piket had introduced the pawn sacrifice 17 Nd5 against Khalifman . In that game Black had played 17..Bxd5 and the game had been drawn; 17..Nxd5 was new. With 22..Ng6!? Black sacrificed the exchange to get kingside counterplay maintaining the pawn on f4. 28..f3?! and 29..Bxb2?! released the tension prematurely; 28..Rf8 appears preferable. 32..Qc5+?! cost Black the b-pawn; stronger was 32..Bxd5 33 Rb1..Nc6 with only a small White advantage. Krasenkov recommended 38..g5!? when White can't chade the knight without exchanging pawns. 45..Rd7? made the defense very difficult; 45..Rd5 would have been better as after 46 Rf8+..Ke7 47 Rcc8..Bxf5 48 Rce8+..Kd6 49 Rd8+..Bd7 50 Rf7..Kc7 51 Re8..g5 and ..g4 the position would have been difficult for White to win. 46..Rd5 was one move too late as now White could exchange rooks as after 48 Ke3 Black couldn't play ..Be4.

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