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Alexander Grischuk vs Boris Gelfand
Russian Club Cup (2006), Sochi RUS, rd 5, Apr-24
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Variation (C42)  ·  0-1



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Apr-30-06  alexandrovm: a very interesting fight, Alexander might be ok with 34. Rxg6. Maybe Grischuk didn't want to play with three isolated pawns in the ending stage...
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  LRLeighton: Very finely defended by Gelfand. 34 Rxg6 runs into an excellent, and unexpected, example of a bishop dominating a knight: 34...Be5+ 35 Kh2 (35 Kh1, Rf1+ transposes to the main line), Rf2!! and now if 36 Rxh6, then 36...Kg7 37 Re6 (37 Rd6, Be5+), Rxb2, and incredibly, there is no way to save the white knight. I am curious to know if Gelfand saw this beforehand, and if so, how early did he see it?

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