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Javier Moreno Carnero vs Vassily Ivanchuk
36th Olympiad (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 2, Oct-17
French Defense: Winawer. Delayed Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  0-1



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Oct-20-04  Eatman: That was a sad attempt by Moreno to play for a draw. Seemed he was doing ok too for a while.
May-16-05  WorldChampeen: 6. Qf3 ; Nikolay Minev writes this is a variation worthy of more study.

Perhaps Moreno Carnero is playing "not to lose" rather than for a draw; however, even I recognize, one does not want 50. Kf3; this blunder seals the Bishop off and loses the b pawn, otherwise, White has an f3 pawn with a better chance for advancement, I'd think than about any other piece on the board.

Interestingly, just a little earlier, White enjoys a one pawn lead. Even the top players are done in by Knights sometimes and can not successfully "close".

Jan-15-11  Garech: Beautiful endgame from Chucky - nice to see the exchange French being punished.


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