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Ruslan Ponomariov vs Sergei Rublevsky
World Championship Candidates (2007), Elista RUS, rd 1, Jun-01
Slav Defense: Czech. Wiesbaden Variation (D17)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jun-01-07  Ulhumbrus: One question is what happens after 31...c5 instead of 31...cxb5. On 31...c5 32 a5 c4 33 b6 d4+ gains one tempo and then on 34 Ke2 d3+ gains another tempo. On 35 Kd2 Kd4 threatens ...c3+. I begin to think that after 31...c5 whereas White's KB obstructs the White pawns, Black's B assists Black's pawns to advance.
Jun-01-07  Pulse: I don't think it should matter if black plays 31...cxb5 or 31...c5; a draw is inevitable, but I guess c5 is better if you want to entertain thoughts of winning , and Pono might overextend and lose again. :)
Jun-01-07  pacelli: This Pono guy is dumb. He's a point down and he exchanges Qs early in his last white game. Deserves to lose the match.

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