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Adam G Ashton vs Sergei Tiviakov
Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2006), Amsterdam NED, rd 1, Jul-15
Scandinavian Defense: General (B01)  ·  0-1



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Jul-18-06  dehanne: If a GM had the white pieces, Tivi would probably have settled for a 'GM draw' at move 20, but...
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  Mateo: Not an impressive opening play from Tiviakov. Ashton had a big advantage. But he played timidly. It worked because Ashton was a much weaker opponent, but at the highest level it should not.

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. d4 c6 5. c4 Qd8 6. Be2 g6N <6...Bg4.> 7. O-O Bg7 8. Nc3 O-O 9. h3 Na6 10. Be3 Bf5 11. Qd2 Re8 12. Rfd1 Ne4 13. Nxe4 Bxe4 14. Bh6 Bxf3 15. Bxf3 e5 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. dxe5 Qxd2 18. Rxd2 Rxe5 19. Rb1 <Too shy. 19.b4! right now was good. If 19...Nb4?! 20.Rb1 and the Rook on the b file will win the b pawn and invade the 7th rank.> Rae8 20. Rdd1 <If 20.b4?! Re1 21.Re1 Re1 22.Kh2 Nb4 23.Rb2 a5 24.a3 Nd3 25.Rb7 Ne5! is in Black's advantage.> R8e7= <20...Nc5=.> 21. b4 Nc7 22. a4?! <Not good as this pawn has no time to reach a5.> Ne6 <Threatening 23...Ng5.> 23. h4 a5 24. b5 Rc5 25. bxc6 bxc6 26. Rb6? <Losing a pawn. Better 26.Rbc1 Rb7 27.Rd6 Rb4 28.Rc6 Ra4 with some advantage to Black. Black passed pawn is more dangerous than White's one.> Rxc4 27. Bxc6 Nd4 28. Rxd4 <28.Bb5 Ne2 29.Kf1 Rh4! wins a pawn. If 30.Be2? Rh1 mate.> Rxd4 29. Bb5 Re1+ 30. Kh2 Rxh4+ 31. Kg3 Ree4 32. Ra6 Reg4+ 33. Kf3 Rf4+ 34. Ke3 Rf5 35. Rxa5 Rh2 0-1

Jan-15-16  SimplicityRichard: <dehanne>

I agree absolutely.#

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