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Pavel Eljanov vs Vassily Ivanchuk
Corus Group A (2008), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 10, Jan-23
Catalan Opening: General (E00)  ·  0-1



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Jan-23-08  alexkerford: Well done Chuky!
Jan-23-08  kingsindian2006: pavel is in the tourney to help other gm's break their draw streak for alittle confidence
Jan-23-08  qjuice14: I guess i'm drawing a blank here but what is wrong with 42.Qxa5 ?
Jan-23-08  shakh.i.shekh: If 42.Qxa5 then 42....Qf3 forcing 43.Rf1. Then white pins and wins the Knight with 43....Re5. Note that the two possible discovered checks by the Knight do not save him nor can his rook go to d1 to defend the Knight.
Jan-23-08  whatthefat: Perhaps Eljanov should have settled for the early draw offer.
Jan-29-08  notyetagm: From GM Marin at

Position after 50 ♕d7-b5

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Apparently, White is just one step away from winning the b-pawn and achieving a draw. <True, Qxb3 is not a threat because of ...Re1!+>, but after the intermediate Qb4+, it will be possible to play Rxb3, because the e1-square would remain defended. However, it is Black's turn to move...>

So once again the <FORK-OVERLOAD TRICK> rears its ugly head.

White is not threatening 51 ♕b5xb3?? since then 51 ... ♖e8-e1+! wins ♕ for ♖ with the <FORK-OVERLOAD TRICK>.

(VAR) Position after 51 ♕b5xb3?? ♖e8-e1+! <fork-overload trick>

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