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Teimour Radjabov vs Diego Flores
World Cup (2005), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Nov-28
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43)  ·  1-0



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Nov-29-05  roni.chessman: Radjabov really made sure Flores was crushed and eliminated after the close defeat Radjabov almost suffered from this guy.
Dec-13-05  freedpig: play might have continiued :
Analysis by Fritz 8:
36...Nf6 37.Qc5+ Qe7 38.Qxe7+ Kxe7 39.Nxc6+ Kf8 40.Rxe8+ Nxe8 41.Nxe5 Bb7 42.Kg1 Bxe4 43.Nxf7 Rh5 44.g4 Rh4 45.Ne5 Rh6 (5.13) Depth: 17/46 00:27:36
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  Mateo: The young genius Radjabov shows an amazing strategic skill! Slowly putting each piece on the best square. Nothing a computer could understand. Outstanding HUMAN chess.

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Bd3 Nf6 7. O-O Nc6 8. Nxc6 dxc6 9. f4 e5 10. Kh1 Bc5 11. f5 h5 12. Qf3 <12.Be2> b5 13. a4 Rb8 14. Bg5 Bb7 15. Bh4 Rd8 16. axb5 axb5 17. Nd1 Be7 18. Ne3 Rd4 <as we will see, this goes nowhere, so it is a loss of time, but what could he do? There is a structural problem in Black's position: he cannot coordinate his Rooks. The Rook on h8 is useless. On the long term, I think Black is lost, even if a computer does not see such a big advantage for White> 19. Rad1 <to play 20.c3> Qd6? <to impede again 20.c3, but it does not impede it at all> 20. Qe2? <missing 20.c3! Rd3 21.Rd3 Qd3 22.Bf6 Bf6 (22...Qd6 23.Bg7 wins a pawn) 23.Rd1 Qd1 24.Qd1, in White's favour> Qc7 21. c3 Rd8 22. Qf3 <protecting the e pawn, in order to go with the Bishop to c2 and b3> Kf8 23. Bc2 Ra8 <he would like to go to a2> 24. Rd2 <prepared to double rooks on the open file and protecting b2. Now if 24...Ra2 25.Bb3 and the Black Rook must go back> Bc5 25. Rfd1 Qb6 26. Bg5 Re8 <preparing 27...Bc8. After 26...Bc8?, there are some nice tactical variations winning for White: 27.Rd8 Ne8 28.Qg3 f6 (28...Qc7 29.Re8! Ke8 30.Qe5! ) 29.Bf6! gf 30.Re8! Ke8 31.Qg6 Ke7 (31...Kf8 32.Bb3! Ra7 33.Qf6 ) 32.Qg7 > 27. Bb3 <see move 22> Bc8 <to impede the White Rook to invade the 7th rank after Bf6> 28. Nc2 h4 29. Nb4 Nh5? <suicide attempt?> 30. Bxh4 Nf4 31. Bd8 Qb7 <only move> 32. Bg5 Be7 33. Bxe7+ Kxe7 <33...Re7 34.Rd8 Re8 35.Qf2! (with the letal threat 36.Qc5) > 34. g3 Nh5 35. Qe3 Kf8 36. Rd8 <36...Nf6 37.Qc5 > 1-0

Jun-08-06  hitman84: I just cant understand this game.
Black played really poor.
Jun-08-06  Notagm: Mateo - what do you mean by "Slowly putting each piece on the best square. Nothing a computer could understand."

What is chess about if not putting pieces on their best square. And if computers are unable to do this, why do they play as well, if not better, than the top GMs?

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  Mateo: <Notagm: Mateo - what do you mean by "Slowly putting each piece on the best square. Nothing a computer could understand." What is chess about if not putting pieces on their best square. And if computers are unable to do this, why do they play as well, if not better, than the top GMs?> I think computers are strong in open games, where there is a lot of accurate calculations needed, but not in those kinds of games. Okay, if you have a chess program, try this game and tell me if your chess machine would have played for White, let's say from move 13th to the end.

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