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Alexander Onischuk vs Ilia Smirin
RUS-chT (2003), Togliatti, rd 7, May-16
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92)  ·  1-0



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  Peligroso Patzer: Did Black lose on time? After 37. ... Kf8, Black's position would remain difficult, but resignation seems premature.
Apr-13-09  ToTheDeath: 37...Kf8 (Otherwise 38.Re7 winning)

38. Re4! (threat is Rf4+)

38...Be8 (best chance)

39.Qf5+! Kg8 40.Re7 and 41. Qe6+ will win back the bishop and more.

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  plang: <Peligroso Patzer: Did Black lose on time? After 37. ... Kf8, Black's position would remain difficult, but resignation seems premature.>

The score is incomplete - according to both the Informant and New in Chess the concluding moves to the game were 37..Kf8 38 Re4..Be8 39 Qe6..Be5 40 Qh6+..Kg8 41 Rxe5..dxe 42 Bxe5 1-0

11..Nd7 was a relatively new idea; 11..Nc6 and 11..exd are the two most popular continuations. In the draw Akesson-Nataf Stockholm 2001-2 White had played 14 Qd2 (game not included in this database); 14 Nd2 was new. Black declined a draw off er at move 28 and would have continued to have had good compensation for the pawn with his two strong bishops had he played 30..Qg6; instead, after 30..g4?, his position quickly deteriorated. After 31 h4! Black's kingside chances were stymied and ultimately his king was quite vulnerable. 34..Qd3 would have been an improvement. 35 fxe..Qxe3 36 Re1..Qd4! 37 Rxe4..Bf5 38 Rxd4..Bxc2 would have given Black good drawing chances.

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