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Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu vs Sergey Karjakin
World Cup (2007), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 4, Dec-04
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  0-1



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  Gypsy: After <h7-h5>, the h2-pawn falls without a compensation. Then Black K-side pawns easily promote. In contrast, <38.Kb3 a3> forces the exchange <39.bxa3 Bxa3>, lest the a-pawn also runs.
Dec-04-07  ounos: Good game. I like 17. ...Bf6, unless I'm missing something, Black seems trying to win by that move. I would want to understand 20. Kb1 though, it seems to give Black just enough time to counter the inevitable Nd5. Why not Nd5 at once? Wouldn't it be better? Maybe the knight exchange would still take place, but it seems Black would have to work more for it.
Dec-04-07  bogo78: <Gipsy> i believe 38 Kb3 is illigal, unles you are talking about a different position.
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  Gypsy: <bogo78: <Gipsy> i believe 38 Kb3 is illigal...> 38.Kb5 (typo)
Dec-05-07  danbotea: < ounos > at the first moment I felt the same...20.Nd5... But on analysis; 20... Qc8+ 21Kb1 Qc5 and ...
Dec-05-07  cracknik: What do you think about 21. bishop takes b5.If h6 takes b5 then knight takes b5 forking the queen and the rook and winning the knight on d7.
Dec-05-07  Eyal: <cracknik: What do you think about 21. bishop takes b5.If h6 takes b5 then knight takes b5 forking the queen and the rook and winning the knight on d7.>

Interesting idea, but it doesn't work: 21.Bxb5 axb5 22.Nxb5 Qc5! and the rook on g1 is under threat.

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