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Ruslan Ponomariov vs Alexander Onischuk
Karpov Poikovsky (2006), Poikovsky RUS, rd 1, Mar-18
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Neo-Archangelsk Variation (C78)  ·  1-0



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Mar-18-06  euripides: Fascinating play from the exchange of queens to the time control . Ponomariov sacrifices his extra pawn and abandons the two bishops in order to get effective coordination between his three pieces and the passed a pawn, which eventually nets an exchange.
Mar-18-06  Fan of Leko: This might be a position where the pawns are better off on the same color squares as the bishop.
Mar-19-06  Zoat: Beautiful play by ruslan! When Pono first started playing again I thought he had lost his skills, but he is back, and better! I think he might even get to number one?! does anyone else agree?
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  Mateo: Interesting Rook vs Bishop ending. It seems that 60... Ba3 (?) leads to a quick loss.

61. Ke8 (with the threat 62. Ra2 B moves 63. Ra7, winning the f pawn. For instance, 61... Kf6 62. Ra2 Bc1 63. Ra7!) Bb4 62. Re2 Ba5 (unfortunately, if 62... c4 63. Re4 wins a pawn) 63. Re7 .

60... Kg7 seems better and it is not so easy to find a win for White.

Mar-19-06  sharkbenjamin: As US Champion, Alexander Onischuk played a great game against a true world champion.
Aug-14-06  T Ciddasselepoh: <sharkbenjamin: As US Champion, Alexander Onischuk played a great game against a true world champion>

World champion my smelly foot!

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