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Ahmed Adly vs Ruslan Ponomariov
World Cup (2005), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Nov-28
Indian Game: Spielmann-Indian (A46)  ·  0-1



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Nov-29-05  Doktorn: Why wasnt this game drawn at move 61? Black has a free pawn, but it doesnt seem like it is able to move. Ahmed seem to blunder his bishop away then at move 83.

Im a newbie so it would be nice if someone could point out were Im wrong.

Nov-29-05  aw1988: Black has certain play due to his king activity.
Nov-29-05  blackjacki2: Why didn't White get his king into the corner when he had the chance?
Nov-30-05  Trouble: Nice game by Ponomariov, but I thought his first game could have been a masterpiece until he blundered...anyway he's my pick to win this thing.
Nov-30-05  euripides: <Why didn't White get his king into the corner when he had the chance?> If 100 Kg1 100 Ke3 101 Kh1 Black can force a zugzwang by 101 ... Kf2 102 g4 hxg3 winning for Black. In Minasian vs Van Wely, 2005 a very similar endgame could be drawn because White could keep his g pawn level with or ahead of the h pawn.
Nov-30-05  euripides: <Doktorn> welcome ! In the ending after move 60, White's drawing chances depend on controlling e3. Black has three pieces trying to control that square, whereas White has two since his king can't reach e3. So White will have trouble making the blockade secure. Black can also create threats against the white king. This gives Black winning chances and may make the ending objectively won for him, though it's not easy.
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  Mateo: 36. Rc2? loses a pawn. Better 36. Bb6 Ra3 37. a5 Bc3 38. Rc2!.
Dec-19-06  aazqua: Unbelievable blunder by white. I don't see why black couldn't do more earlier.

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