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Boris Gelfand vs Sergey Karjakin
Corus Group A (2006), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 10, Jan-25
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-25-06  jamesmaskell: An early draw. Guess they wanted more time to rest and prepare for the final games.
Jan-25-06  EricCartman: <jamesmaskell> They have a day off, so why would they want 3 more hours to prepare? It was not a very good game, I could have played it with 1/10 of the time they used for this game...
Jan-26-06  Bobsterman3000: Draws with 30 pieces on the board should not be allowed...
Jan-26-06  aw1988: There are only 16 pieces in a chess game.
Jan-26-06  SnoopDogg: <aw1988> Tell that to Chessbase :-))<To his discredit, Gelfand meekly accepted a repetition against Karjakin with 30 pieces still on the board.>
Jan-26-06  aw1988: LOL. High-laireeous.

To Chessbase's credit, 'pieces' is the first thing that come to mind, I mean, how often is 'units' mentioned in chess or some other atrocity.

Jan-26-06  Kaspablanca: aw1988: There are 32 pieces in a chess game,16 each side,so Bobsterman is right.
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  Doctor Who: Pawns may be considered pieces, or not, depending on how you want to use the word. Nothing to get worked up over.
Jan-26-06  aw1988: It's a minor detail.
Jan-26-06  sciacca khan: Now that conversation was about as eventful as the game! :-)

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